Posted by wendy | Posted in movies | Posted on 16-03-2008

ABC was having a marathon of The Cutting Edge Trilogy today.

Good thing the Mister is in Ireland, or he might be drinking heavily by now. (He might still be drinking heavily now but probably for happier reasons.)

I remember going to watch The Cutting Edge Episode I by myself because no one wanted to go with me. I was still living on campus, so I had to take a bus to downtown and to the worse theater in town. (The theater now has been torn down.) There were like at most 10 people in the theater.

Ladies, I know you all wanted to cry when Doug told Kate he loved her, end up doing the Pamchenko at the end of the movie and won the gold!It’s one of those movie I try to catch whenever it comes on TV.

Then I discovered The Cutting Edge Episode II. I had to get it on Netflix. It was basically the same movie without the Pamchenko, oh and the guy was a inline skater instead of a ice hockey player. She was mean to him, etc etc.

As I was watching TV today, I saw that there was a marathon of the movie, and debute of The Cutting Edge Episode III! I couldn’t resist.

I didn’t have high hopes for Episode III since Episode II was not the best.

The verdict? It was ok.

It had a better twist than Episode II! (Stop reading now if you have not seen the movie.)

Instead of girl skater looking for boy skater, it was the other way around. And this time it was a girl hockey player! And they did the Pamchenko.

Episdoe III story line is closer to the first one without the witty lines. The main guy tried to be moody and brood but couldn’t really pull it off. He is just not angsty enough, not like Kate angsty.

The evil ex-coach plot line was also sort of similar like the first movie, but not as good.By far, the first movie was the best.

If I could get my 6 hours back again from the marathon I would definitely skip Episode II and go directly to III.

Diarios de motocicleta


Posted by wendy | Posted in movies, travel | Posted on 30-08-2007

I finally saw this movie last night and it was pretty enjoyable. I like foreign movies. (That statement just make me sound like pseudo-intelligentsia, but whatever!)

It was hard for me to follow because I like to multi task when I watch tv at home. Can’t really do that with foreign movies, and my Spanish is rusty. But I do remember enjoying it so it must be good.

I won’t recap the movie here, because you can find that in any movie site. You don’t need me telling you how you should feel about anything. You are the master of your own universe.

Now that’s out of the way, this movie makes me want to visit South America again.

When I was in high school, I took Spanish but gave it up after I left high school. I can still understand and read it conversationally, but I can’t really speak it or remember much of it. Well, other than “donde está la biblioteca” which probably won’t get me very far.

Subsequently, I took Latin, German, Indonesian, and Japanese in college. I really enjoy Latin it was fun and you don’t have to speak it which is a big bonus for me. German, I took because I wanted to read Kafka in German. The Penal Colony is excellent, excellent work. Indonesian, well, that’s because of a boy I met along the way. I did end up like Gamalan music a lot after that though so I guess it’s not a total loss. In retrospect, I should have kept up with Spanish, but whatever, such is life.

What are we talking about? Right, why I want to visit South America. We went to Ecuador in 2001 and I really enjoyed it. I had a tough time in Quito, though. I got really sick the last day we were there. I was really mad about that because we had a gorgeous breakfast and I couldn’t eat any of it.

Good times!