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Easter joy for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) as the movie surpassed 1-billion dollar in worldwide box office. Also movie review for ‘The Fate of the Furious’ and ‘The Boss Baby’ (2017).

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 14, 2017 by vincentloy

First of all, Happy Good Friday and Easter to those who are celebrating! This year’s Easter has been a joyous moment particularly for the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as it has recently grossed over US$ 1 billion in worldwide box office. This live-action remake of the original 1991 animated movie that starred Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, etc has become the 29th film in history to cross over the 1-billion milestone. The movie has exceeded expectation in the box office and is also gaining positive reception from critics. It is the first 2017 film to cross that mark and soon, there will be another movie this year joining that prestigious list. And that will be ‘The Fate of the Furious’ which is the 8th film in the popular ‘Fast and Furious’ film series. Besides than being currently the highest grossing film of the year, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ also accomplished another record by being the highest grossing live-action musical film ever.

‘The Fate of the Furious’ sees the return of original cast as well as some new members. This movie reminded me again of the death of Paul Walker several years ago, an actor who has been crucial in this film series but died in a car accident. The previous ‘Furious 7’ film concluded with high note and touching ending and is the first of the film series to gain over US$ 1 billion in worldwide box office. Hence, I’m expecting this 8th film to cross that milestone too. Back to this latest movie. It tells about an arrival of a mysterious woman who seduces Dom (Vin Diesel) into the world of terrorism and a betrayal to those closest to him. The movie starred Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Luke Evans, etc.

Similarly to the previous movie, this film delivered with some intense, over the top and exhilarating action scenes in a scale that no one has foreseen. Cars raining down to the street and a huge submarine chasing a group of cars and a tank. This film series started with some humble car racing moments to extensive gun fights and attacks of high proportion we saw in recent movies. It is going big. Despite it is already being the 8th film, I find every film has its refreshing storyline and different outtake on its action sequences. I also noticed that Hollywood takes on this approach to find Oscar-winning cool-looking actresses to portray villain in big-budget movies nowadays. Charlize Theron as the villain in this movie and then soon Cate Blanchett will be the villain in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ which will be coming out end of this year. There are some hilarious parts to balance things out (and also some adorable moments from a baby). Out of 10 points, I rate ‘The Fate of the Furious’ a total of 7.6.

Recently, I also watched another much relaxing movie called ‘The Boss Baby’. It is an animated movie about a suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby who pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Corporation. It’s funny to see a baby with an adult mindset on a serious mission to stop an evil plot, and he is joined by a brother who wanted him to be out of the family due to diversion of his parents’ attention to the baby. The movie is highly entertaining. Certain flaws and plot-holes in this movie are forgivable too. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘The Boss Baby’ a total of 7.0.

(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web) 

Birth of a royal baby sparked worldwide frenzy.

Posted in Explosive News and Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2013 by vincentloy

Congratulation to Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their baby boy on 22nd July 2013 in the afternoon. The arrival of the royal baby whom the gender has been kept a secret till labor yesterday has sparked a worldwide frenzy, with many international media already stationed at London for several weeks when Kate Middleton has reached the final month of her first pregnancy. People, journalists and reporters gathered outside the Buckingham Palace, British’s royal residence awaiting official announcement of the arrival of the baby yesterday as seen in image below. (Image source: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2013/07/Britain-Royal-Baby3.jpg)

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The great news is finally here. No more waiting or predicting. Kate, accompanied with William at St. Mary’s Hospital, safely delivered the royal baby boy yesterday, and weighs 3.8 kg. Name for the boy has not been decided yet. Only a day old, and the boy (currently there isn’t any picture of him yet), is already becoming a global superstar. He, the third great grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, would be third in line to the succession of the British throne. Announcement posted of the arrival of the baby: (Image source: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/68891000/jpg/_68891768_68891767.jpg)

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William said he and his wife, both 31, “couldn’t be happier” after the birth of their first child. The baby, titled His Royal Highness, Prince (name) of Cambridge, is directly in line to inherit the throne after Charles (the baby’s grandfather), Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son and heir, and his eldest son William (baby’s father). How lovely and lucky the baby boy turned out to be. The Queen, and Prince Charles are among the first to express their happiness and joy over the birth of the baby, followed by worldwide leaders including US President Barack Obama.

British landmarks including the London Eye and BT Tower were lit in red, white and blue (colours of Union Jack flag) to celebrate the baby’s birth, while Canada bathed part of the Niagara Falls in blue light. Now, everyone is looking forward to take a look of the baby boy. Would there soon be a new wax figure of the baby boy added to the royal family scene in Madame Tussauds Museum around the world? Very high possibility. Even before he is born, he is already getting so famous. Now, he is not only a prince, but also a superstar. Congratulation to British royal family once again for the arrival of the prince!