The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an adaptation of the bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare. Think Harry Potter meets Twilight. There’s a lot of magic, vampires, werewolves, good vs. evil kind of stuff. For those who have not read the book, the movie might be a little confusing and superficial at times. The movie failed to develop the personality and the background of the characters. I would suggest to read the book first before watching the movie to get a grasp of who’s who and the emotions that are supposed to be there between the characters. The book is an easy read, will take less than a day to finish. What I love about the movie is that its lead actors, Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower did not disappoint. Their chemistry on film was much better than Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter’s Hermione and Ron). The other supporting actors were great too. I just wished they had a better script to deal with. The biggest disappointment for me was the role of Magnus Bane. He was supposed to be this hip and powerful Wizard but sadly, his exposure was too limited. Same goes for Valentine, did not show the “Voldemort” level of evilness. Overall, its a nice movie with great effects and cool fight scenes.
Viber, as you know, is that app on iphone you can download for free, to be able to send free text messages and make free calls to other contacts and friends who have viber installed in their handset as well.
Well, it’s now on the Android and samsung users can use Viber also to network to their Apple Iphone friends. The only small catch is that you need a smooth non-lagging internet connection to be able to do so.
Transformers 3 dark of the moon star Shia LaBeouf now admits was involved in more than just an on-screen romance.
“Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them,” he says of an off-screen fling with Fox. “I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry on screen.”
When asked about Fox’s status at the time with now-husband Brian Austin Green, LaBeouf adds “It was what it was.”
Ten seasons, and hundreds of episodes was what it took to convince mild mannered reporter Clark Kent of Smallville to don his cape in the final episode, and embrace his destiny (symbolized in the ability to fly) as defender of the earth.
Some disappointments though in my reviewing of the season ender:
- Lex Luthor was resurrected – only to be mindwiped in the end by sister Tess, and he was not able to bring on his arch nemesis purpose into the series finale
- Darkseid being built up as a global threatening villain, only to be rushed being defeated in a few seconds by Superman pushing away his planet Apokolips.