Sunday, September 30, 2012

3 Movies to Look Out for Before School Starts

Written By: Nur Mirrah Amit (Year 2), Mass Media Management

#1. The Perks of Being A Wallflower (11th October 2012)
Courtesy of Summit Entertainment
Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" tells the story of 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive boy, who is struggling to cope with feelings of his first love for his senior, Sam (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend Michael, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people whom he can identify with.

C’mon you guys, don’t pretend you didn’t see this one coming. It has been highly anticipated ever since Summit Entertainment won rights to the highly acclaimed novel – which I’m hoping you have in fact, read. The novel stayed at the New York Times Bestseller’s list for quite a while, back in 2000. It sold like hot potatoes, over 700,000 copies,. If you’re planning on watching this movie but have yet to check out the book, you’re in luck because most of our local bookstores still have them in stock. It’s available too as an e-book, just in case you were wondering….
#2. Celeste and Jesse Foever

Courtesy of PalmStar Entertainment
A funny drama about a divorcing couple trying to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) have been together for as long as they can remember. Even when separated for six months, they still spend every day together, until when Jesse reveals that he is seeing someone else and decides to break off their relationship for good.

For all the romantic comedy lovers out there, here’s Celeste and Jesse Forever served on a silver platter. I personally loved the trailer. I consider it well done – giving you some insight into the movie without giving away much. Also, how could you not want to watch the movie with all of its A-listers such as Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts starring in it? 

#3. Resident Evil: Retribution (13th September 2012 – NC16)
Courtesy of Sony Pictures
The movie is a 3D science-fiction 'zombie-apocalypse' action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich once again as the lead, Alice. It is the fifth installment in the "Resident Evil" film series and the third to be directed by Anderson. The films are based on the Capcom survival horror game series "Resident Evil".

I would be crazy if I did not include this on the list! Here’s for the science fiction thriller fanatics because I have never watched a minute of this series. I’ve got friends who are jumping up and down in joy, knowing that this movie has been released. A whole 97 minutes of Milla Jovovich kicking butts and saving planet Earth from the flesh-eating undead is pretty awesome I’ll say. Tickets are already on sale, so go get them!


Mirrah is a Year 2 Mass Media Management student who, as her mother had reiterated, “reads all the time!” She consumes as many as three books a day in her spare time, and enjoys classics and romance novels by authors such as Mari Mancusi, CS Lewis, and Sophie Kinsella. She aspires to write for political science magazines like Time and Newsweek in the future, and also has an interest in fashion writing.

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