The Avengers (2012)
PG-13 | 2h 23m

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

For me, this movie didn't quite reach the level of greatness I experienced while watching XMEN or Iron Man, but it served as a decent way to spend some time with my kids and share a few laughs, especially thanks to Iron Man's entertaining presence. While it may not have been as captivating or immersive as some of my favorite superhero films, it still provided enjoyable moments and allowed us to bond as a family over a lighthearted adventure. As a fan of the XMEN and Iron Man series, my expectations might have been high, but I'm always open to exploring new superhero stories and discovering different facets of the genre. Despite not hitting all the right notes for me, it was a pleasant enough experience, and I look forward to continuing our superhero movie nights together.

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
PG-13 | 1h 50m

A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.

This movie, inspired by the book that I also happen to own, truly resonates with the reality that not all women experience the glowing radiance during pregnancy. Personally, I consider myself one of the fortunate few, and I can't help but indulge in a little bragging about it *wink*. "What to Expect When You're Expecting" skillfully captures the humorous moments while shedding light on the very real and relatable aspects of pregnancy. It offers a glimpse into the myriad of emotions and challenges that women go through during this transformative journey. From the funny moments that had me laughing out loud to the true-to-life situations that struck a chord, the movie beautifully portrays the roller-coaster ride of emotions and experiences that come with pregnancy. As a fellow expectant mother, it felt heartwarming to watch a film that captures the essence of this incredible phase in a woman's life with such authenticity and charm.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
R | 1h 45m

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

The story of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is undeniably intriguing, and it left me wondering about the creative mind behind this unique concept. I couldn't help but wonder what inspired the author to blend history with the supernatural, and why they specifically chose Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter. Were there any intriguing urban legends or folklore that sparked the idea? The imaginative fusion of historical figures and supernatural elements adds an extra layer of fascination to the narrative. It's a testament to the power of storytelling and how it can take unexpected twists and turns, creating a captivating and unforgettable tale that leaves the audience pondering the mysteries and wonders of creativity.

The Lorax (2012)
PG | 1h 26m

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

I watched this movie with my kids, and while it had a cute story, I must admit it didn't leave a lasting impression or stand out like some of the other family movies we've seen together. While it provided a pleasant viewing experience, it lacked that special spark that makes you want to watch it again and again. Nonetheless, it still offered enjoyable moments and served as a delightful way to spend time together as a family. While it may not be a movie we'll be talking about for years to come, it was a pleasant addition to our collection of family movie memories.

Dark Shadows (2012)
PG-13 | 1h 53m

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Vampire stories seem to have an enduring allure, captivating audiences across various forms of media like series, movies, and books. I can't deny being intrigued by them myself, and part of me even fantasizes about what it would be like to be one, though I'm sure I'd be better off as a human, right? Nevertheless, I recently watched this particular movie, drawn by the urge to explore the vampire theme once again.

Johnny Depp's appearance in the film certainly piqued my interest, but I must admit that in my personal opinion, his portrayal here didn't quite reach the same heights as his iconic characters like Captain Jack Sparrow or Edward Scissorhands. Despite this, the movie still had its moments and was enjoyable in its own right. It's always interesting to see different actors take on unique roles, and even though it might not be my favorite Johnny Depp performance, it was a decent watch overall. As I continue to indulge in the world of vampire stories, I look forward to discovering more captivating tales and memorable performances that will keep me immersed in this mesmerizing genre.

Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 2h 28m

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O., but his tragic past may doom the project and his team to disaster.

What a phenomenal movie! I absolutely loved how it engages your mind, prompting you to think deeply and analyze every detail. The concept of dreams within dreams is mind-blowing, leaving you questioning whether they're truly dreaming or not, and whose dream they might be in, and at what level. It's such a fantastic idea! I can't help but daydream about the possibility of saving our dreams to watch them later :P. 

I consider myself lucky, or maybe not, as I have the ability to vividly remember most of my dreams. They're so vivid that I often wish I had artistic talents to draw and capture them all. Some of these dreams are incredibly realistic, to the point where I can genuinely feel the emotions and sensations within them. The experience is so intense that I even wonder if I encountered an incubus in one of them. "Inception" truly sparked my imagination and made me appreciate the enigmatic world of dreams even more.

Life as We Know It (2010)
PG-13 | 1h 54m

Two single adults become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident.

"Typical opposites attract" is the central theme of this movie, and while the plot may be straightforward and some scenes a tad corny, there's one irresistible factor that kept me hooked: the yummy actor! Without that eye-catching presence, I might have found it challenging to sit through the entire film :P. However, the allure of this charismatic actor made the viewing experience enjoyable, adding a touch of charm that made the simple storyline all the more appealing. Sometimes, the right casting can truly make a difference in how we perceive and enjoy a movie.

Men in Black 3 (2012)
PG-13 | 1h 46m

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

What an incredible feeling to see the long-awaited third installment after a decade! As a fan of both sci-fi movies and Will Smith, I had been eagerly anticipating this movie, making it a must-watch for me. I cherished my VCD copies of the first two films, having watched them countless times. Even my eldest and second kid grew fond of those movies, finding endless amusement in the funny scenes that never failed to make them laugh. Needless to say, this excitement carried over to the third movie, and we were thrilled to finally see it.

As the story unfolded, we were delighted to learn the reason behind Agent K's serious demeanor. It was fascinating to witness how a single event could transform a person into an entirely different character. The movie hit close to home, reminding us of the profound impact certain events can have on individuals, leading them down unexpected paths. Such a powerful truth beautifully interwoven into a sci-fi adventure!

The film exceeded our expectations, and it was a joy to witness the characters we love back on the screen, embarking on a new thrilling journey. The excitement, humor, and revelations in this movie made it a truly satisfying and memorable experience. We can't help but appreciate the depth of storytelling and the exceptional performances that brought this fantastic universe to life once again.

A Little Thing Called Love (2010)
"Sing lek lek tee reak wa rak" (original title)
- | 1h 58m

Nam is talented and funny, but with plain looks. She falls in love with the older Shone, one of the best-looking guys in school. Will she get her first love?

Our friend Chad's admiration for Mario Maurer's handsomeness piqued my curiosity, leading me to search for the movie he mentioned, "A Little Thing Called Love." To my surprise, I realized that I had actually seen parts of this movie before, as it was once aired on our local TV station, dubbed in our language.

However, this time, after watching the movie in its entirety, I fell head over heels in love with it. The film took me on a journey filled with laughter, giggles, and tears, evoking memories of my own high school days. The "kilig" moments, crushes, first love, and unforgettable friendships in high school all came rushing back to me, making me reminisce about those sweet and innocent moments. "A Little Thing Called Love" managed to touch my heart and soul, capturing the essence of youthful love and the cherished memories of those formative years.

With unlimited surfing time and having already surpassed the era of days and weeks spent playing games, I found myself gravitating towards watching movies. I must say, I love how IMDB offers the "CHECK-IN" functionality, reminiscent of foursquare's location sharing feature. It's a fun way to share the movies I've watched, and I can't help but hope that IMDB will introduce badges, achievements, or medals for movie enthusiasts like me. Imagine earning a badge like "SCI-FANATIC" for watching a plethora of sci-fi movies in a month—how cool would that be?

John Carter (2012)
PG-13 | 132 min

Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

Thinking about my first sci-fi movie, "Star Wars," takes me back to the 80s, when I watched it with my dad. Those moments were precious, as they were the times he could spend with me, usually when I wasn't feeling well. Strangely enough, just watching a movie together was enough to make me feel better, and I cherished being his little girl, the only child then. That experience sparked my fascination with sci-fi and fantasy fiction movies, leading me to enjoy more of this genre ever since.

As I immersed myself in the movie I recently watched, it brought to mind a beloved novel I've read numerous times, and I can't help but wish for a movie adaptation. I envision it being an epic three-part film, similar to "The Lord of the Rings," to capture the length and depth of the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this particular movie, and I gave it a well-deserved 9 out of 10 rating. The anticipation for its sequel has me eagerly looking forward to more thrilling adventures in its universe. A movie worth savoring, with hopes for a continuation that will undoubtedly keep me entertained for even longer!