KFC Cheesy Top Burger Makes It To Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Would you believe our country gets recognized again in the US! But this time for all the WRONG reasons! Haha! Everyone please don’t take this seriously, coz, c’mon, the product that KFC has brought up looked REALLY stupid.

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The Star Wars That I Used To Know | Gotye – “Somebody That I Used To Know” Parody

To cool down that nasty rumor of Gotye’s death, here’s a parody of Wally’s smash hit, with Darth Vader and featuring Mr. George Lucas himself! Yeah I’m kiddin, they’re not the real ones, that’s why it’s called a parody. ENJOY!

Album Review: JUSTIN BIEBER – Believe

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Source: Amazon

The Canadian Boy is growing fast before our very eyes.  Remember when we first saw him with his signature hairstyle, matched with his marketable high pitched tone.  Now he is flying past his puberty, leaving his fans wondering, “Where will he go for his musical career?”

Since March 2010, Justin Bieber has not released any full length studio original album.  I don’t want to count his remixes album Never Say Never and his Christmas album Under The Mistletoe into the mix.  So let’s see if Believe can live up to the expectations of his crazy fans, and to see what route he is heading.

  1. All Around The World – Uhm.  Is this a song from The Wanted or One Direction?  Yeah it’s a very dance-able track that the clubs would love playing.  But it’s not a Bieber track.  I still feel a future hit out of this one though.
  2. Boyfriend – Bieber’s current hit single.  He is definitely channeling a Justin Timberlake.  With his voice changing, this is a good turn for him.  Justin Bieber definitely got swag.
  1. As Long As You Love Me – His voice is all grown up and it’s very evident on this track.  If you’re still stuck with him singing in high pitch, just remember, he is 18 years old already.  I could care less with the Big Sean part.
  2. Catching Feelings – Sounded like a breath of fresh air.  You can just ride with the strums of the guitar and Bieber’s cool voice.
  3. Take You – Another One Direction-ish track.  Sounded like a British Pop Disco Song.  Catchy? Yeah.
  4. Right Here – Now we’re talking.  I really like this 90’s R&B/Urban flava kind of swag.  I can sense a lot of Chris Brown on this one.  Oh wait, this track features Drizzy (Drake)! My bad.  My personal fave.
  5. Fall – Another “cool” track that the background guitar and percussion sounded like TLC’s Unpretty.
  6. Die In Your Arms – Another personal fave of mine.  What not to love in this Motown Rip-off?  Well maybe I have an old soul.
  7. Thought Of You – Hmm.  Too cheesy for my taste?  Too High School Musical?  Oh no, I can feel those Bieber fans are swarming my way hating me right now.  Next.
  8. Beauty And A Beat – The song sounded just ok.  The Nicki Minaj rap part somehow kicked the song up a notch.
  9. One Love – A bit catchy especially the repetitive hook in the middle of the chorus, but that’s just about it.  I like the drum beats and patterns, as well as the bass blasts.
  10. Be Alright – Another guitar ballad that seemed to come after every one or two fast tracks.  Another soothing melody and Bieber just sang the song beautifully and with constraint.
  11. Believe – I can hear those crazy Bieber fans shrieking in delight.  This song is definitely for the fans and definitely a crowd pleaser.
  12. Out Of Town Girl – Three words: Very. Justin. Timberlake. (Fans can kill me now.  Don’t fret, as JB said in this song, ‘All you gotta do is swag,’ Bieber got lots of it.)
  13. She Don’t Like The Lights – This song takes you on a roller coaster ride — started off slow, then gyrates to a hard-thumping beat, then stops abruptly.
  14. Maria – After a full album of pop/danceable tracks, soothing love songs, and happy thoughts, Justin Bieber ended his album with full of angst and negativity.  Why?  And yeah this song is about Mariah Yeater. (Google her.)

Final Thoughts: Justin Bieber might gather new fans on this.  Of course his tween fans would LOVE this album.

Songs to be put on your Playlist: Boyfriend, Die In Your Arms, Right Here

Grab this album if you like: Justin Bieber, Justin Bieber, and you guessed it, Justin Bieber.

3.5 out of 5 stars

The Dark Knight Rises Official Trailer #3

Are you guys excited for this? *Raises Hand*

Movie Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

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Andrew Garfield (Source: Columbia Pictures)

LESSON #1: Don’t connect this movie to the past Spider-Man movies created by Sam Raimi.  Well, obviously everyone fell to the trap and got lost right smack in the middle of it all.  Who’s to blame?

It may be odd for everyone that 5 years after the last Spider-Man flick, a reboot was shown to theaters.  Was there really a need to rehash things up and re-tell the stories all over again?  And as a huge huge fan of this web-slinging Marvel Superhero, I have huge huge expectations for this movie.

And man am I so satisfied.

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The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. — (C) Sony

Mark Webb (no puns) brought The Amazing Spider-Man to greater heights and with such an AMAZING Cast!  Get that? Amazing Spider-Man. Amazing Cast!  AMAZING MOVIE!  When I first heard of the casting news about Andrew Garfield, I really thought that he could do very well as Peter Parker.  He really looks like the one in the comics!  And with Garfield’s acting chops (remember him as Eduardo Saverin in the critically acclaimed The Social Network), I was pretty confident that he could pull it off.

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From House Bunny to Gwen. I LOVE EMMA STONE. (Source: Columbia Pictures)

And what about Emma Stone? Damn she’s a really really GOOOD actress, as always.  She can be a comedic actress, a teeny-bopper, and a quirky leading lady.  How I wish she gets to play Mary Jane instead of being Peter Parker’s first love, Gwen Stacy (knowing the fate of Gwen), but Emma Stone just jumps and breathes life out of the screen every scene she’s in.  Rounding up the amazing cast are Martin Sheen who is perfect for Peter’s reality-checker Uncle Ben, Sally Field who hilariously portrayed Aunt May, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Connor/Lizard, and Denis Leary as Peter Parker’s father-figure (based on the comic books) Captain Stacy.

What I really loved about the movie is that director Mark Webb, together with his screenwriters James VanderbiltAlvin Sargent and Steve Kloves, created a darker, more real-life take on a Superhero movie.  Spidey using a cellphone to communicate? Spidey doing errands for Aunt May? Peter using his intellect to create a gadget to spew spider super web out at will?  Spider-Man has never been this relate-able to audience.  Some may call it stupid for Spider-Man to bring a cellphone and a backpack every time (my brother thought that he had to place his backpack in a locker on top of a certain building, just before swinging), but you must remember that Peter (both in the movie and in the comic book) is still a teen and new to this crime-busting superhero thing that he is still coping up with the sudden life changes.  Now how REAL is that?

I just wished that they added more humor to it.  Peter Parker is naturally a comical and witty character and Garfield was effective, I just wanted more comedic scenes.

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Andrew Garfield (Source: Columbia Pictures)

Going back to the fact that The Amazing Spider-Man being a darker version, remember when the old Batman franchise was more like a fantasy-adventure movie, then it was turned into the Dark Knight saga?  Same treatment was brought to Spidey this time around.  Of course not as dark as the Dark Knight, Webb made this movie still more applicable to younger audiences, and adults alike.

Technically it was still AMAZING.  Webb uses Physics in order to make it look believable.  And I love the way they injected first-person views (POV) to somehow experience Spider-Man in full effect.  James Horner’s music compositions were superb.  What can you expect?  He is the same guy who brought Titanic and Avatar alive with his gut-wrenching, heart-pumping musical scores.

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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield (Source: Columbia Pictures)

But the thing that amazes me the most is that, aside from the CG extravaganza, the core of the movie was the story of first love, responsibility, loss, coming of age, and the unending quest for justice. The chemistry of Garfield and Stone was magnificent, making this Superhero movie into something moving and  heartfelt.  Wait, a Superhero movie with a heart?  Now that’s AMAZING indeed.

4.5 out of 5 stars

If Ariel were a FONT…

If Ariel were a FONT...

If The Little Mermaid were actually a font, she’d look like these! See for yourselves. HAHA!

The Reveal

The room was a wreck.  Mismatched furniture.  Faded paint.  Ugly light fixtures.  Knick-knacks crammed intro crowded spaces.  The homeowners tried to make some improvements, but the room kept getting worse.

Thus begins a home-improvement TV program.  After interviewing the owners, the designer draws a plan to maximize the room’s potential.  Program producers create suspense by building up to a moment referred to as “the reveal.”  Viewers watch the progress and ooh and aah with the homeowners when they see the new room.

Over time, the world has become like a neglected room.  People bring in things that don’t belong.  They arrange priorities in ways that hinder potential.  Lives become dull, overcrowded, and ineffective.  Self-improvement projects offer little help.

The Bible is God’s plan that shows the best way to live.  God builds suspense throughout the Old Testament.  Then, at the appointed time, comes the great reveal–Jesus!  Upon seeing Him, Simeon exclaimed, “My eyes have seen Your salvation. . . , a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel” (Luke 2:30-32)

We become part of God’s great “reveal” when we follow His design and Christ’s example.

— Julie Ackerman Link

(Source: Our Daily Bread)

R-Patz, YOU’RE DEAD!

R-Patz, YOU'RE DEAD!

Run for your immortal life Edward!
[Photo Courtesy of IGN.COM]

Ed Sheeran – Drunk (Official Music Video)

In connection to my previous Album Review, here’s Ed Sheeran with his latest single/Music Video Drunk. No animals were harmed during the filming of this video. Enjoy!

Album Review: Ed Sheeran +


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In the era where White Guys With Guitars (known as WGWG) are making waves (well, not really, just in this popular TV show called American Idol), here comes a British guy with not just a guitar, but with a distinct voice.  He goes by the name of Ed Sheeran.  He is absolutely on the rise to super-stardom as he already won two Brit Awards!  That’s pretty amazing.  Let’s check his tracks:

  1. A-TEAM  – Nice way to jump-start the whole promising album.  His voice is promising and pleasing to the ears.  The melody is catchy that gives listeners a preview of what’s in store come next tracks.   The vibe of the song seems like a fusion of Jason Mraz and John Mayer.
  2. DRUNK – One of his current singles.  I personally love this track.  It shows his quirky, witty writing skills
  3. U.N.I. – The guitar background sounded like a Bieber track! Haha!  The songs showcases a bit of his rapping skills ala Mraz.  I can hear this as a background song for a TV show or something.
  4. GRADE 8 – It started off with a nice drum beat to cue in more of Sheeran’s rapping skills.  Very nice track.
  5. WAKE ME UP – It sounded like he did this through one of his live shows, like an impromptu thing.  I cringed a little when he sang something about Shrek and BluRays.
  6. SMALL BUMP – Another personal favorite of mine.  I really love this song!  I like the cool vibe of the melody.
  7. THIS – Ok here it is: I just fell in love with this track the moment I heard it.  The song is so heartfelt and emotional.  Definitely the I-would-sing-in-front-of-the-woman-I will-marry kinda song.
  8. THE CITY – Another upbeat track. Just OK for me.  Sounded a bit cheesy and boring.
  9. LEGO HOUSE – Definitely one of Ed Sheeran’s best and biggest tracks in the album.  I absolutely love this song.  One of my favorite summer songs.  The best part of this song is the hook efore the chorus. #OnRepeatMode
  10. YOU NEED ME, I DON’T NEED YOU – This song sounded so much like a Jason Mraz track.  He sounded like a Jason Mraz copycat.  The pop-flavored track is catchy though.
  11. KISS ME – Another powerful ballad that engages the listeners to feel how beautiful Ed Sheeran sounds.  He hits the notes perfectly and beautifully, a bit rough around the edges, but I absolutely have no problems about it.  You can feel his intensity and real emotions coming out of this particular song.
  12. GIVE ME LOVE – The final track of the album.  You could actually hear this song in a Victoria’s Secret Commercial (FYI).  Ed Sheeran delivers yet another powerful song that ended up with a lovely backup vocals.  Wonderfully written. Soulful. Nice one to end a very promising debut album.

Side Note: The Deluxe Edition features additional tracks.

Final Thoughts: I really like this album.  Ed Sheeran is extremely talented and gifted with fantastic writing skills.

Songs to be put on your Playlist: Lego House, This, Small Bump, Drunk, Kiss Me

Grab this album if you like: Jason Mraz, James Morrison, John Mayer, James Blunt, Paolo Nutini.

4.5 out of 5 stars

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