28 March 2011

Movie Review: In the Mood for Love

Yes. I admit it. I did not watch this movie when it first came out. What can I say? Not much. In any event, the cinematograph was just splendid as was the sound and music. Of course, the plot could have really been resolved in a short of about 40 minutes (tops). So, what made the movie worth blogging about especially since it finds itself topically in the penumbra of gay movies?


Glad you asked. Yumeji's Theme. Nothing like plunked violin strings for percussion with the lone violin with melody. This song affectively is "in the mood for love". It expresses unrequited love, hope, and even mamihlapinatapai. So, I didn't mind sitting through the whole movie. The cinematography was great and it was a nice harmony to the music.

Of course, it also stars Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, who looks a lot like several of my uncles who were young adults in the 1940s. In fact, I wonder if this movie was picked up by the coffee babies because of him. Or is it because its a Kar Wai Wong movie?

27 March 2011

Movie Review: A Siren in the Dark


A Siren in the Dark held a lot of promise. A gay thriller. However, there was too much inconsistent polymorphous rural sexuality that made it evident that it started to just look like amateur pandering to the prurient interests. The plot thread was interesting but it was poorly executed.


Here is main character/siren, Orion Cross, who I discovered researching for this very short blog post, that he does both stage acting and "adult entertainment." Actually on IMDb, most of his screen credits are "adult entertainment."

26 March 2011

Movie Review: Soul Maid


This is another one of these movies that simply crept onto my queue without my full conscious awareness. And that's fine. This movie is one part fairy tale and three parts the odyssey of the mind (the anima-possession appears in the form of a goddess/demoness known as Glitentica). Since I enjoy looking at snippets of the abyss of the psyche.

Its too bad that they didn't get more money. A bigger budget would have really helped. But, it is what it is. A young gay man who suffers from seizures suddenly has religious visions and well, the battle over anima possession begins.

Moses and David

What does Moses hear in his visions and what kingdom is David fated to establish? You'll have to watch to know.

17 March 2011

Give it Up to God for Lent, Bro


I think the Catholic Bishops need to give up worldly politics for lent. I know it will be hard, but isn't that what Christian do for lent? Make sacrifices of worldly things?

13 March 2011

Coco Martin


has a major major lisp. How did I never hear that before?

11 March 2011

Hawaii Philippines Tsunami Warnings Issued -- Get to Higher Ground

for Philippines, Hawai'i and the entire Pacific Rim.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS.ALL SHORES ARE AT RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.


Philippines: (first wave: 5:50pm)

Officials of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology estimated the first tsunami waves to reach the Philippine coasts around 5:50 p.m. today.

Philippine Tsunami Bulletin No. 2

Philippine Tsunami Bulletin No. 1

Hawai'i: (first wave: 2:55am)

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

Tsunami FAQ

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center FAQ

Tsunami Watch/Warning Issued - Get to Higher Ground

for Philippines, Hawai'i and the entire Pacific Rim.

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF LONG OCEAN WAVES. EACH INDIVIDUAL WAVE CREST CAN LAST 5 TO 15 MINUTES OR MORE AND EXTENSIVELY FLOOD COASTAL AREAS. THE DANGER CAN CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE AS SUBSEQUENT WAVES ARRIVE. TSUNAMI WAVE HEIGHTS CANNOT BE PREDICTED AND THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. TSUNAMI WAVES EFFICIENTLY WRAP AROUND ISLANDS.ALL SHORES ARE AT RISK NO MATTER WHICH DIRECTION THEY FACE. THE TROUGH OF A TSUNAMI WAVE MAY TEMPORARILY EXPOSE THE SEAFLOOR BUT THE AREA WILL QUICKLY FLOOD AGAIN. EXTREMELY STRONG AND UNUSUAL NEARSHORE CURRENTS CAN ACCOMPANY A TSUNAMI. DEBRIS PICKED UP AND CARRIED BY A TSUNAMI AMPLIFIES ITS DESTRUCTIVE POWER. SIMULTANEOUS HIGH TIDES OR HIGH SURF CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE TSUNAMI HAZARD.


Philippines: (first wave: 5:50pm)

Officials of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology estimated the first tsunami waves to reach the Philippine coasts around 5:50 p.m. today.

Philippine Tsunami Bulletin No. 2

Philippine Tsunami Bulletin No. 1

Hawai'i: (first wave: 2:55am)

A TSUNAMI HAS BEEN GENERATED THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE ALONG COASTLINES OF ALL ISLANDS IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. URGENT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

08 March 2011

Movie Review: Plan B

I don't recall why this ended up in my queue to watch. But there it was. I reviewed the plot summary before I watched it just to refresh myself about what exactly I was going to be watching. The summary stated:
After his girlfriend, Laura (Mercedes Quinteros), dumps him and takes up with handsome charmer Pablo (Lucas Ferraro), Bruno (Manuel Vignau) plots revenge: He tries to come between the new lovers. But his plan -- which entails a growing friendship with Pablo -- soon takes an unexpected turn. Though Laura still goes out with Bruno now and again, his sexuality comes into question in this Argentinean import from first-time director Marco Berger.
Since I'm writing about it, I'm sure you have some idea what that unexpected turn was. I enjoyed the movie, in part because, the whole movie was one long seduction, but the movie ends where its not clear who precisely was seducing whom. As the plot summary implies, Bruno is seducer. But whom is he seducing? Initially it appears he's seducing Pablo, but the novelty of this movie is that Bruno's unconscious homosexuality, which overpowers him like Paul's unconscious Christ complex appearing like before him on the road, appears to be seducing Bruno himself.

Lucas Ferraro, pictured above, plays Pablo and acts in a way that reminded me of Gael Garcia Bernal. I wonder what citybuoy thinks.

05 March 2011

Happy New Year (Buddhist)!


May the doctrine of the Buddha flourish.
May we have long life.
May all harmful obstacles be pacified.
May sickness, famine, agitation and strife be pacified.
May prosperity flourish.
May central and border countries be happy.
May life, merit, influence and realization flourish.
May the crops be good.
May genuine happiness abide in all our hearts.