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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Let’s Pause For A Break

Commercial time! Kababawan lang muna.

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In the seaside town of Guindolman in Bohol, there are caves on the cliffs looking out into the sea. In some of those caves are hanging coffins. The locals have no idea where they came from, who placed them there. Even their grandparents have no idea.

We recently went to view these coffins for the first time. See more Bohol pics in my Multiply site.

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My siblings and I have been flipping over two movie trailers for different reasons.

The first movie is Music & Lyrics. Just knowing that it’s a Hugh Grant/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy will give you a very clear idea of what the movie and the trailer are like. In fact, the trailer is nothing remarkable, really; it looks and sounds like any rom-com.

However, for anyone who grew up in the 80s, the first thirty seconds of the trailer are priceless. It shows Hugh Grant as a member of Pop, an 80s mega-band. The snippets of the music video of their song, “Pop Goes My Heart” (from the album Poptastic!) are hilarious send-ups of the 80s: the hair, the costumes, the sets, the music, the silly choreography.


Those born much later may not get the wink-wink silliness of the joke, but for those who loved Duran Duran, Boy George and those New Wave bands, this trailer is a must-see! (And a must-hear: the songs featured in the trailer are all 80s hits.)

The other trailer is the sequel to the Fantastic Four. Here they go up against the Silver Surfer, one of the coolest Marvel characters ever (and for me, one of the hottest, since he’s basically a nude hunk on a surfboard—dude, ride me like a wave!); in the trailer though, it’s only the Human Torch who goes up against him.


Now the Torch is played by yummy-licious, juicylucious Chris Evans, so when he and the Silver dude confront each other, a different kind of excitement wells inside—and below—me. (I wonder who plays the Silver Surfer. The character may be wholly CGI, though.)

The trailers of Music & Lyrics and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer are available at http://www.apple.com/trailers (you need the latest Quicktime—you can download it for free—to view them).

2 comments:

Jedd said...

And speaking of apple.com .. have you seen the new iPhone?

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
(girly man scream)

Time to save save save!

joelmcvie said...

JEDD: I'm the type who will wait first and see how this new item pans out. After all, there will be bugs and there will be improvements on its subsequent incarnations. Or it may not last at all, who knows. :-)