Where and with whom did you see the movie?
saw Derailed at Pearl Highlands Theatre with my mom, Sandra.
Overall what did you think?
really liked Derailed, and so did my mom. We came out of the theater
and said to each other, “What a great movie!” But it was very suspenseful
and scary at times. I get spooked pretty easily, and at times I had to
close my eyes. The movie is full of surprises and plot twists.
What was your favorite scene?
climax of the movie is definitely my favorite scene, because you never
see it coming.
Did you have a favorite character?
favorite character is Charles Schine, played by Clive Owen … because he’s
so handsome! All kidding aside, Schine is the main character, and Clive
Owen does a great job evoking sympathy.
How would you rate the acting?
acting is excellent. In addition to Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston did a
superb job. I was really impressed by her performance, considering she
usually acts in comedies. And Vincent Cassel is absolutely perfect for
the “bad guy” role.
Did the movie have a meaning?
movie is about two married business executives, who have an affair and
are blackmailed by a violent criminal. I guess the overall message is
don’t cheat on your spouse.
What was the best/worst aspect about the movie?
best aspect about the movie is that there are so many surprises. I couldn’t
really find any bad aspects.
Is it a movie that you would see again?
don’t usually like to see movies twice because then you know what to expect.
To whom would you recommend the film?
recommend Derailed to anyone who likes thriller movies. I’ve already started
telling my friends to see the movie. And it’s one of those that you have
to see in the theater.
On a four star rating, with four being the highest,
what would you rate the movie?
I give it
What’s your favorite movie snack?
of course! With lots of butter and mochi crunch.
What’s your favorite movie?
favorite movie of all time is Mannequin — a movie from the 1980s.
I remember watching it as a kid and liking it because it was magical.
Then several years ago, I watched it again, with a whole different perspective.
It’s funny how as an adult, you notice certain things and innuendos that
you never did as a kid.
How often do you go to the movies?
too often. Maybe once every two months or so. But I do rent a lot of movies.
Who’s your favorite movie buddy?
mom is my favorite movie buddy; we’re really close.
What genre of movies do you like?
really enjoy romantic comedies (like most women) and comedies. It’s nice
to watch a movie and get a good laugh — it makes you feel happy. But I
also like action movies, dramas and thrillers, as long as they’re not
Who’s your favorite actor/actress?
have several favorite actors and actresses. I really like Robin Williams
and Whoopi Goldberg because they’re so talented and funny. I like Michelle
Pfeiffer because she’s such a versatile actress. And I think Dakota Fanning
is such a great young actress.
I’ve been working at KHON2 News as a reporter for almost a year now. It’s
great to be back home after spending seven years on the Mainland, and
to work with such a talented staff. There have been a lot of recent changes
at our news station. Last month, KHON was sold to the Blackstone Group
and SJL Broadcast Group. Also last month, we got a new news director,
Personally, I just got back from a trip to Japan
(Tokyo and Kyoto). I went with my mom and sister, Alissa, and we had such
a wonderful time. It was my first time to Japan — what an educational
a false alarm in the past, no one in the town of Oakey Oaks believes Chicken
Little when he says the sky really is falling. (G)
A married man (Clive Owen) and his mistress (Jennifer Aniston) turn the
tables on the violent criminal trying to blackmail them. See accompanying
Marisa Yamane review. (R)
and Good Luck
George Clooney directs the true story of newsman Edward R. Murrow when
he took on Joe McCarthy’s communist witch-hunt. (PG)
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
50 Cent stars as a drug dealer who resolves in prison to turn his life
around and pursue a career in rap music. (R)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts is his most dangerous
yet as he competes in the TriWizard Tournament and faces lord Voldemort.
Gyllenhaal plays Anthony Swofford, a Marine sniper on the front lines
of the Gulf War. With Peter Sarsgaard and Jamie Foxx. (R)
Charlize Theron plays a single mom who organizes
her fellow female mineworkers to file the first sexual harassment lawsuit.
Pride and Prejudice
Keira Knightley is Elizabeth, an independent young
woman who falls for the arrogant Mr. Darcy. Based on Jane Austen’s novel.
Thurman is a recently divorced woman dating a younger man who it turns
out is the son of her therapist.. (PG-13)
maniacal serial killer known as Jigsaw has trapped a new group of victims
in an elaborate deathtrap. (R)
Martin wrote and stars in the story of a woman torn between an older and
a younger man. (R)
The Legend Of Zorro
Antonio Banderas dons the mask of Zorro again,
with Catherine Zeta-Jones as his sword-fighting wife, Elena. (PG)
The Weather Man
Nicolas Cage is a Chicago weather man with
a shot at the big time who deals with his crumbling marriage and his father.
See accompanying Roger Ebert review. (PG)
Walk The Line
accompanying Roger Ebert review. (PG-13)
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