So after our holidays in October were scrapped off — yeah, originally we had two lovely holidays in the month of October (why would they scrape that off?, Man is entitled to holidays, ain’t it?) one on the 10th (Moi day) and the other 20th(Kenyatta Day), so 10th was scrapped I insist , and 20th was converted to Mashujaa day where we celebrate the lives of the people who fought for our independence (why didn’t they place a day like 30th October for that, it would’ve be more appreciative…lol)
In essence, this kind of holidays are spent indoors, save for those who go to the same park to witness the same event only with a different name … that is, it’s the same on Madaraka day, Labour day, Promulgation day, Jamuhuri day…it’s the same EVERYTHING…only the political speeches change to suit the day and climate *read political climate*. I even stopped watching it on T.V.
So this holiday fell on a Wednesday *YAAAY*, which makes the week shorter by a day…yeah that’s quite a big deal in a working nation. And it’s in one of my thoughtful instances, I got myself wondering who are my most favorite (preferably 3) actresses. You the know the ones who if I am going to buy a DVD or watch a film and they are starring I would automatically without a second thought, either buy it or go watch it respectively.
So here goes the short list :
Disclaimer :- The reviews supporting the movies “for those who haven’t watched them” are from Wikipedia, yes, I don’t know how to review a movie so I didn’t waste time trying to…lol, the ones I’ve listed are the ones I really enjoyed.
1. JULIA ROBERTS
Pretty Woman : – A romantic Comedy film, whereby the plot centers on down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward who is hired by a wealthy businessman, Edward Lewis, to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of Vivian’s week long stay with him.
Sleeping With the Enemy :- where she plays the role of a woman who escapes from her abusive, obsessive husband. She then captures the attention of a kindly gentleman.
Pelican Brief :- It’s a Legal Crime Thriller, where she plays the role of a 2nd year law student, Darby Shaw and Denzel Washington as Washington Herald reporter Gray Grantham as they speculate who may have been behind some assassinations.
Erin Brockovich :- drama film which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovich’s legal fight against the US West Coast energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
Eat, Pray, Love :- Whereby she realizes she is not getting what she wants out of life, and, after a painful divorce, sets out on a journey of self discovery that takes her around the world – Globe Trotting and Soul Searching.
Others :- Notting Hill , Runaway Bride , Duplicity , Valentines Day, Mona Lisa Smile
2. SANDRA BULLOCK
Speed :- An action/thriller film where an LAPD officer, Police Officer III Jack Traven, becomes the focus of a bomber and extortionist, retired Atlanta bomb squad sergeant, Howard Payne. After Payne escapes his first entanglement with Traven, he sets up a bomb on a city bus which Traven boards and must keep moving above 50 miles per hour (80 km/h) or the bomb will explode.
Speed 2 : Cruise Control : – It is a sequel to speed. Where this time, she is trapped on the Seabourn Legend, an out-of-control luxury cruise liner whose navigation computers were reprogrammed by a computer hacker, Willem Dafoe, setting the ship on a collision course with an oil tanker.
Miss Congeniality :- A police comedy film. ( The funny part being where beauty pageant coach Victor Melling (Michael Caine) teaches the tomboyish Hart how to dress, walk, and act like a contestant.)
Miss Congeniality 2 : Armed and Fabulous :- It was a sequel to the above.
The Proposal :- Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is the executive editor in chief of a book publishing company. Her subordinates dislike her because she is pushy and cold. After learning she is about to be deported to Canada because of an expired visa, she convinces her assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), to marry her ——> (Watch it if you haven’t!) – MY 2009 FAVORITE
All About Steve :- Mary Horowitz (Sandra Bullock), a crossword puzzle writer for the “Sacramento Herald,” is socially awkward and considers her pet hamster her only true friend. Even more, Mary has two real fascinations: words and her signature red boots. Because she has never dated anyone long term, her parents decide to set her up on a blind date. —- > (Wololo watch, it’s stupidly hilarious —- Conclusion, ” If you love someone, set him free; if you have to stalk him, he probably wasn’t yours in the first place.” LOL
The Blind Side :- It’s drama sports film. —-> Recommended Watch.
3. KATHERINE HEIGL
Knocked up :- the film follows the repercussions of a drunken one-night stand between Rogen’s slacker character and Heigl’s just-promoted media personality that results in an unintended pregnancy.
27 Dresses :- Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) has been a bridesmaid for twenty-seven weddings. One night when she is attending two weddings almost simultaneously, she meets Kevin Doyle (James Marsden), who helps her home but disgusts her with his cynical views of marriage ——–> (Watch It!!— MY 2008 FAVORITE)
Ugly Truth :- romantic comedy film starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl) is a morning show TV producer in Sacramento, California. Coming home from a disastrous date one night, she happens to see a segment of a local television show, “The Ugly Truth”, run by Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), whose cynicism about relationships prompts Abby to call into the show to argue with him on-air. The next day, she discovers that the station is threatening to cancel her show because of its poor ratings ———> (Watching is a necessity, It was my 2nd FAVORITE 2009)
Killers :- It’s an action comedy film starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher. The film centers on a young woman who meets a guy who turns out to be a CIA assassin. (Hilarious especially on how clueless she can be!!!)
Others I fancy or like whichever sounds better would be:
Brown Sugar :- This film is the story of a hip-hop record executive and a magazine editor (who have been friends since childhood) becoming more than friends despite the fact that they’re both involved in other relationships. The story is based on the song, “I Used to Love H.E.R.,” by Common, a story of how a relationship with hip hop connects to a relationship between a man and woman. ——-> CLASSIC, you’ve got to watch it!
The Best Man :- A romantic comedy-drama film , uuuum can’t describe it, but it’s MY ALL TIME FAVORITE..can repeat it over and over and over again.
Love and Basket Ball :- romantic drama film, It is the story of two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, California who grew up loving basketball and, eventually, each other.
Others : The Family That Preys, A raisin in the sun, Something New
Queen Latifah – *YIKES* did you know she is called “Dana Elaine Owens”?
Set It Off :- action/crime/drama film, which follows four close friends in Los Angeles, California who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. They decide to do so for different reasons, although all four want better for themselves and their families. (CLASSIC)
The Secret Life of Bees :- Watch It!
Mad Money :- comedy-crime film —-> That you should just watch.
Taxi :- It’s a HAHAHA Funny Movie #Thatsall
Others: The Cookout, Last Holiday, Just Wright
Vivica Fox and Gabrielle Union
Soul Food :- comedy-drama film, the film centers on the trials of an extended African-American family, held together by longstanding family traditions which begin to fade as serious problems take center stage. Tillman based the family in the film on his own, and Soul Food was widely acclaimed for presenting a more positive image of African-Americans than is typically seen in Hollywood films. (MY FAVORITE CLASSIC)
Two Can Play That Game :- romantic comedy film ——> that you should watch.
Deliver Us From Eva : If you haven’t watched…Watch. The title is a play on a line of the Lord’s Prayer: “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
Others :- Daddy’s Little Girls, The Brothers
Mamma Mia :- musical/romantic comedy, if you like musicals…you should watch it, otherwise…hehe
Dear John : – romantic drama-war film. It follows the life of a soldier (Channing Tatum) after he falls in love with a young woman (Amanda Seyfried). They decide to exchange letters to each other after he is deployed to the war —-> (It’s Woiye Woiye *tears*)
Letter To Juliet :-romantic comedyfilm. Sophie Hall (Amanda Seyfried) is a fact checker at The New Yorker magazine who dreams of becoming a writer, but her boss, Bobby, does not share her wishes. Sophie’s fiancé, Victor (Gael García Bernal), is about to open an Italian restaurant in downtown New York. To celebrate, the two go on a “pre-honeymoon” to Verona, Italy. However, Victor is very enthusiastic about, and busy with, finding the best wines and cheeses for his restaurant and, to Sophie’s disappointment, hardly has time for her. ——-> (Watch it, it’s like a Cindarella Story *happily ever after* but it’s fun to watch.)
Hilary Burton – aka Peyton Sawyer on One Tree Hill (she was my favorite), she’s also featured in “White Collar series – Season 2″
To be honest, I don’t really know the lives of all this actresses outside acting. I neither follow up on their personal lives nor have any particular interest in finding out or researching, unless it’s obviously plastered everywhere on showbiz news/tabloids *macho hayana pazia, meaning, eyes have no curtains literally*. It’s how they act and the roles they are given that get the better part of me.
Their characters in the movies, especially my favorites, to some extent influence me in one way or another … but the most amazing thing about them is that how they exude bubbly-ness, how they are full of life and how they adapt to their roles – It’s all just super amazing.
When I’m sad and I watch either of their movies…it’s an automatic jump-start to a whole new happy bubbly me. Yeah, small things make me happy. They define the kind of movies I would watch because they are all about the same theme ~~ romance, comedy, drama ~~ I’m quite the chiq.
I like movies, that make me go awwwwww, or make me chuckle or laugh to rib aches or if worst come to worst makes me have balancing tears, because I’m feeling sorry for the actor/actress. This is because sometimes I tend to put myself in the place of the actress. So if a movie doesn’t make me feel that way, chances are that I’ve not enjoyed it any bit.
Well, that’s just me in a nutshell.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood ~ Walt Disney
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*