Found the movie ticket booth, MovieTime, and waited in line (having second thoughts now because of the long lines). After some time, a guy approached the person in front of me and asked what he wanted to watch. I guess with the throng of people, management decided to hire some helpers. I asked him if I could buy my IMAX ticket here. He told me that they have an exclusive ticket booth downstairs. Kill me now!
While looking for the IMAX ticket booth, I saw Chris, Jhie's boyfriend. Asked him where I could find IMAX. Following his advice, I finally found it. I asked the counterlady what's being shown. She gave me two choices: "Everest" and "NASCAR". Already saw "Everest" years ago so I bought a 200-peso ticket to the car racing movie. It's freaking 3D too! Screening time is at 6:30 and the last is at 9:30. Chose the earlier schedule. Upcoming movies are "T-Rex", "Deep Sea 3D", and "Superman Returns". TTOW!
For the bookworms out there, this is the only place where you can find all three book shops: National Bookstore, Fully Booked, and Powerbooks.
In MegaMall, if nature is calling, y'have to go to either end to relieve yourself. It ain't a problem here anymore, restrooms are available in just about every corner.
There's also a section where they didn't install airconditioning system. Instead, you'll get fresh sea breeze from the nearby bay.
Around 5, I decided to have my din-dins. There's a lot of people waiting so I put myself in the reservation list. When they found out that I'm eating alone, they offered a special section... at the bar. I told 'em I need a table.
After 15 minoots of waiting, I noticed that tables of 2 were being given out. Hmmm... I couldn't let this happen in front of me so I talked to the guy at the door and complained. Obviously, they didn't want irked customers so one lady helped and found me a table. She also got my orders. If the food here ain't great, I would walk out.
And so my food arrived. The verdict: Yummy. I ordered Sausage Rigatoni and BBQ Ribs. Highly recommended. I also got a free coupon for a minimum food purchase of 350++ ;oP
At 6, I paid my bill. I first used plastic to pay but they only accept cash. Bummer! I only have 500 bucks left. Good thing, I already bought my movie ticket.
The reason why I enjoyed this movie is that I learned a lotta new things. The engineering involved in designing the race cars. The cockpit view was amazing. Roaring engines. The fans! The blood, sweat and tears involved in every race. As a bonus, a familiar voice narrated the film: Kiefer Sutherland. My friend, Sherwin, will love this film.
I'm so proud of my boy, Yamin. In his number, he was very good singing solo but he was eaten alive when Mary J. Blige entered the scene though.
I salute AI for bringing back Burt Bacharach. I think that's their best episode ever. Lisa Tucker was as classy as ever in her "Alfie" number. Elliott really shone in his.
What about Prince's performance? Hmmm... I've never seen him perform before but Bo Bice would have made more impact ;oP Maybe next year.
Did you, guys, catch Katharine trying to peek inside the envelope when the new AI was about to be announced? =oP
I like "Do I Make You Proud?" single of Hicks. Fantasia's "I Believe" is still my favorite.
It's fun to see the auditions again. Will the Philippine Idol auditions be as krezy as their US counterpart?
Am fond of movies where the hero finds himself in a tight situation, because of mistaken identity or simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And with the help of friends or some strange forces, he gets to come out of it unscathed and happy and/or rich. Whoopeee!
"Lucky Number Slevin" stars Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley (SIR Ben Kingsley, I should say), Stanley Tucci, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, and Josh Hartnett.
I love Lucy's perkiness. As for Josh, I seldom watch his movies but I like his performance here. With his handsome face, he seems to be out of place but it worked to his advantage though. I trust fully Bruce Willis' judgment when it comes to movies. He definitely knows what a good script is.
Watch out for the chess scene. That's my favorite.
There should be a counter as to how many times Josh received a blow to his stomach.
Cinematography was good. Camera shots through glass coffee table, eyeglasses of a dying man, and plastic bags. Sweet!
A must-see movie.