FS Picks of the Week, Oct 19-25

It's so weird that I hadn't been to the movies much lately, but that's what happens when you've got more important things to do.

With all the sales over the past weekend, I had been meaning to buy some new clothes. I had the money to spend, but for some reason the stuff I wanted didn't suit me. It was not meant to be! The irony of shopping is -- When you've got funds, there's nothing good. But if you're dirt-poor, there is sooooooooo many things you want!

Yeah, yeah. I know. It's pathetic of me to be so hooked up on material stuff, but a girls gotta shop.

As for movies opening this week, there's (500) Days of Summer, Halloween II, Battle for Terra, Carriers and The Hurt Locker. I've never heard of any of them. I'm pretty sure you've heard of this one, though --

The Informant!
Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula
Synopsis: What was Mark Whitacre thinking? A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Whitacre (Matt Damon) suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company's multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and handed a promotion. But before all that can happen, the FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent.

Unfortunately for the FBI, their lead witness hasn't been quite so forthcoming about helping himself to the corporate coffers. Whitacre's ever-changing account frustrates the agents (Scott Bakula and Joel McHale) and threatens the case against ADM as it becomes almost impossible to decipher what is real and what is the product of Whitacre's active imagination.

And there are also a couple of concerts this week.

I seem to remember posting something about the Akon gig a few months back, and for pete's sake, here he is again! It seems like he likes to cancel at the last minute, so I hope he pushes through this time or he else he should sing "put the blame on me" for the rest of the year. Bah!

Akon Live in Manila
23 Oct
Araneta Coliseum

Tickets are between Php550 to Php5,500 (via Ticketnet)

Basia Live in Manila
21 Oct
Araneta Coliseum

Call Ticketnet at 911 5555 for prices.

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Kym said...

feels weird for me too. bf and i usually go to the movies once a week but we havn't done so in about a month! lifes just too busy! =S i heard good things about the informant.. what we really wanna watch right now is "law abiding citizen" though! :)

October 20, 2009 at 5:10 AM
sharma said...

funny but the last movie i watched was "in my life" hahaha

you are so right about the times when you got to shop and nothing is on the racks but when you are bottom poor there are a lot to choose from....grrrr

October 22, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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