Monday, October 15, 2012
I am not ashamed to say that I am coward and a loser. I dislike confrontations and arguments. But at least I am not the kind of coward who hides behind a cloak of evil deeds, who pushes people around, say mean things against them or make fun of them for their imperfections (because I'm also flawed from head to toe, from skin to bones). I feel sorry for all the parents who encourages their children to participate in bullying; even laughs or scoffs off to the sight of their children beating someone around, may it be in verbal or physical. I feel sorry for those parents who has the audacity to point the blame (or the gun) to the bullied one, when matter of fact, it is their child that caused all the damages, insults and bruises --- that would take years to mend for the victim's life. This October, the bullying prevention awareness month, let's put a stop to this monstrosity. Do not be a bystander. Do something. Be an anti-bully! #StopBullying
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The master of the macabre -- my number one favorite auteur -- gets a biopic treatment from British director Sacha Gervasi in the upcoming movie simply titled as "Hitchcock". The story focuses on the making of "Psycho" in the midst of controversies, financial setbacks and censorship. The trailer has been released today over iTunes and Apple and the actual film is expected to hit the cinemas next month. Watch the full-length trailer here starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel.
For more information visit the official webiste at http://www.hitchcockthemovie.com
Thursday, October 4, 2012
"How can you think of killing yourself? Isn't it stupid? Look at all the people on-screen. They're funny, and what if the worst is true? There's no God, you only go around once, that's it. Don't you want to be part of the experience? It's not all a drag. And I'm thinking, 'I should stop ruining my life, searching for answers...and just enjoy it while it lasts.' And after, who knows? Maybe there is something. I know "maybe" is a slim reed to hang your life on, but that's the best we have. And then I started to sit back...and I actually began to enjoy myself."
- Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters
"He was given to fits of rage, Jewish, liberal paranoia, male chauvinism, self-righteous misanthropy, and nihilistic moods of despair. He had complaints about life, but never solutions.
He longed to be an artist, but balked at the necessary sacrifices. In his most private moments, he spoke of his fear of death which he elevated to tragic heights when, in fact, it was mere narcissism."
- Woody Allen, Manhattan
"All I ever wanted was to sing to God. He gave me that longing, and then made me mute. Why? Tell me that. If he didn't want me to praise him with music, why implant me the desire, like a lust in my body. And then deny me the talent?"
- Milos Forman, Amadeus