Archive for the ‘rants’ Tag

Waiting on the World to Change   1 comment


So yeah, as I wait for live updates on the MTV Movie Awards which is now more known as the MTV Twilight Awards, it makes me wonder why the hell are these stupid kids even voting for this shit!?!??! I know this is the MTV MOVIE AWARDS for christ sake. So this is not like the Oscars and this is supposed to be the fun, hip, awards that cater to the youth. But the last three years has been full of crap. It’s generation gap maybe but I didn’t even expect they’ll go this low. And I mean way way way low.

Anyway, let me rant some more about this Twilight series. I can actually live with it getting nominated. This is no Academy Awards after all. So some wins are pretty much set in stone. As of this writing, the whole saga already won 15 awards and all the losses are everytime Lautner and Pattinson are up against each other and Pattinson wins. I can even actually accept it winning some of the golden popcorns but what bugs me the most is Kristen Stewart winning a third consecutive Best Female Performance trophy when she shouldn’t have won even once. Let’s look at the competition.

In 2009, she’s up against four Oscar nominees (all nominated that year) and they chose her. Granted both Jolie and Hathaway weren’t nominated for their Oscar recognized roles, but do you seriously think that Stewart will emerge as the winner!?!??! In 2010, she was up against Sandra Bullock (that was even her year!) and Avatar’s Zoe Saldana. Then this year, she beat Natalie Portman and Emma Stone!?!??! GEEZ.

I know it might be a bit trivial that I’m using the Twilight-MTV Awards connection to prove my argument but if this is what skews to the taste of the youth right now, then Whitney spoke too soon when she sang “I believe the children are our future.” If that’s the case then we’re all gonna be werewolves and vampires, and all girls will be whores with weird lovelife choices. Good Lord!


Posted June 6, 2011 by Nicol Latayan in Films, Personal

Tagged with , , ,

Loser Like Me   2 comments

 “It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces. “

-Bridget Jones

Bridget managed to sum up what I feel right now. At one point, this day showed an immense amount of potential on this one goal that I’m aiming. However, this same goal produced another nerve-wracking, dream-shattering scenario. This kind of awkward feeling seems to happen more often that it should have.

Why oh why does it always have to be this way? Usually, when someone has a problem, people say it’s just a bump on the road. When the same person encounters another problem, they’ll say “If you managed to get out of the previous one, then you”ll have no problem getting out of this one.” But what happens when there’s a follow up problem again? It’s not even de ja vu anymore, but more of “Get used to it! You’re life really sucks!”

So in a nutshell, I’m getting used to it. Loser much. Of course it wasn’t indicated in the loser handbook that I’m not allowed to be happy every now and then so I’m still thankful that there are people who never fails to cheer me up, especially my inaanak Jat and apo Freddie.  🙂

The road to contentment is acceptance. So I guess I better get started driving towards that one. Funny that when a loser starts to embrace himself and learns to accept his fate, that’s when he starts to be a winner. So while being a loser reflects some negative connotations, it’s not the end of the world for us. Cheers to all losers out there!

Posted May 18, 2011 by Nicol Latayan in Personal

Tagged with ,

Fighting Temptation   3 comments

DISCLAIMER: This is a hate post a.k.a one big rant.

I’m not a fan of remakes.

Just like sequels, this is probably because I know that they seldom give justice to the original material that they copied. Instead, we get second rate versions that will just taint the image of the first one. Of course there are the exceptions but for every Ocean’s Eleven there’s The Stepford Wives, and Planet of the Apes. For every 3:10 to Yuma, there’s Around the World in 80 Days and Poseidon.

Even local entertainment is very much guilty with this. Just look at primetime shows of major networks. ABS-CBN has just remaked Mula sa Puso, and GMA did a remake of Darna which they did just five years ago, and Captain Barbell, four years ago.

So as much as it pains me to say this, I am angered by the fact that there is a Temptation Island remake. First and foremost, this is my favorite local comedy of all time. I have seen this film for more than twenty times already and their schtick doesn’t get old. Joey Gosengfiao has a cult hit in his hands, and I think that classics like this should remain untouchable.

It pains me more that Chris Martinez is handling this one. I’ve been a fan of his Here Comes the Bride and even saw it twice on the big screen last year. So while I know that there is a chance that he’ll do a fair job on this one, fair will never be enough. The new remake stars Marian Rivera, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff, anf Heart Evangelista playing the iconic roles of Azenith Briones, Jennifer Cortez, Bambi Arambulo, and Dina Bonnevie respectively. Rufa Mae Quinto and John Lapuz will be reprising the roles of Deborah Sun and Jonas Sebastian while starlets Aljur Abrenica, and Mikael Diaz, and Tom Rodriguez will be the hunk eye candies. That is a boring, and uninspired casting.

From what I’ve heard, they’ll be replacing some of the things from the original movie. From beauty pageant contestants, they will be models. And instead of a giant ice cream, we’ll see a giant chicken (as shown in the photo). A FUCKING GIANT CHICKEN. If these are any indications, this project is oh so going to the dogs. I’ve always learned never to judge a project without seeing the end results, but I can’t contain my disappointment over this one. This remake is a mess, and should have been shelved instead. Argh. I hate it.

Posted May 12, 2011 by Nicol Latayan in Films

Tagged with ,