Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Three Stooges: The Movie

The Three Stooges: The Movie, is a 2012 slapstick comedy film based on the early mid-20th century vaudeville famous for slapstick action and physical farce. This movie was produced, written and directed by the Farrelly brothers and co-written by Mike Cerrone, and stars Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, and Will Sasso, recreating the characters played by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Curly Howard.


In film, the Stooges were commonly known by their first names: "Moe, Larry, and Curly".  It is composed of three episodes done in a modern setting.

Act/Episode 1: More Orphan Than Not

 Moe, Larry, and Curly have wreaked havoc in the place from the day the three were dumped on the doorstep of the Sisters of Mercy Orphanage.  While the nuns were often terrified and always on the run for their own safety, Sister Mary-Mengele has always hated the trio. She was mean to them.

To get rid of the Three Stooges, exasperated nuns often bring out the trio as being the only three available whenever prospective couple come in to adopt.

The Martel couple decides to pick Moe even though another boy, Teddy, enters the picture.  On the way out, Moe requested that Larry and Curly join him after his foster parents asked for the one wish that he would want. Moe nearly get adopted, but he ruined his chance wishing for his other two friends to join him. Realizing that the trio were inseparable, Moe was dropped back off at the orphanage, and Teddy was chosen instead. Moe kept this to himself.

25 years later, the trio are still living there. and attempting to help out taking care of the kids.  Monsignor Ratliffe (Brian Doyle-Murray)  gets attacked by Moe, Larry, and Curly, who thought that Monsignor Ratliffe was making out with the nuns.

It appears that Monsignor Ratliffe is there is on official business to deliver bad news. They were informed that the orphanage will be shut down unless they can come up with $830,000 in 30 days.  The Three Stooges volunteers to go out and try to raise the money somehow.  Most nuns believe that the trio will fail  but Mother Superior thinks otherwise.

Act/Episode 2: The Bananas Split

This shows a subplot that involves a woman named Lydia (Sofia Vergara), who wants to kill her husband so she can be with her lover, Mac (Craig Bierko). The Stooges accepts a job to murder Lydia's husband for money, though they naively believe that he's dying and that the money will go to save an orphanage. Little did they know that Lydia wants to inherit her husband's considerable fortune that is why she offers to pay the trio the money they need to take care of the job.

However, they botch the job and leave the supposed husband in traction in the hospital. When they try to visit to finish the job, they are chased throughout the hospital and escape by jumping off the roof using a fire hose. They end up running into a now grown-up Teddy (Kirby Heyborne) from the orphanage, who invites them to his anniversary party. It turns out that Lydia is Teddy's wife.

Their next scheme for raising the money has them selling farm raised salmon, with them scattering salmon on a golf range and watering them like produce. The trio are chased off the golf course and hide in an old building, where they have a slapstick fight. Larry and Curly then scold Moe for not accepting the adoption with Ted's adopted parents because with the wealth they had, he could've used it to help save the oprhanage.

After deciding to split up, they left Moe alone. It turns out they were all on stage in front of an audition crew, who select Moe to be the newest cast member of Jersey Shore as "Dyna-Moe".


Final Act/Episode 3: No Moe Mister Nice Guy

Larry and Curly are getting along well without Moe but decide to go find him, first returning to the orphanage, where they find out a girl named Murph is very sick, but has not been taken to the hospital because the orphanage has no medical insurance. It turns out that no one will insure the orphanage due to the trio's numerous accidents and injuries, and the $830,000 is needed in order to cover medical bills that accumulated over the years.

Larry and Curly later meet up with Ted's adopted father about what happened at his office. He confessed that Moe wanted him to go back for his friends to adopt them and he didn't want to so he gave Moe back and took Ted in his place. They finally go to the set of Jersey Shore to reunite with Moe, and they all head to the anniversary party where they appear to thwart the murder plot, only to get chased by the angry Lydia and Mac after they accidentally ruin their wedding cake while saving a little girl's life. They discovered that Mr. Harter was the real mastermind. He married into the money and was furious to find out that all the money was left to Teddy and not him when his wife died years earlier.

They were taken for a ride, but the car winds up in the water when Curly's pet rat distracted them.  They all escaped when Curly passed gas, and they light it with "waterproof, strike-anywhere matches", causing an explosion that blew out the windows.

Once they are back on land, Lydia, her lover, Mac and Teddy's adoptive dad are arrested, and Teddy thanks the trio for saving him. When they request the $830K, he turns them down, stating he refuses to help the same orphanage that gave him up to a father that almost tried to kill him, among other things over the years.

Three months later, the trio return to the now-condemned and abandoned orphanage, but as they start crying for feeling like failures, they hear kids laughing, swimming, and playing. When they investigate, they find out a whole brand new orphanage was built next door, complete with a swimming pool and tennis court. They soon learn that the money came from the Jersey Shore's producers who consider this as an advance payment in relation to a new reality show "Nuns vs Nitwits", in which the entire trio will be part of. Murph is revealed to be perfectly fine, her illness due to too much iron in the water. Murph and her brothers Peezer and Weezer (the latter thought to have been lost forever to a foster home), were be adopted by Teddy and his new wife, Ling (Emy Coligado).

In the end, after Curly accidental knocks Sister Mary-Mengele into the pool with a folded-up diving board, the trio runs away and bounce off trampolines out of the orphanage onto mules. They rode away from the orphanage, thus ending the film. Though the Stooges are generally good-hearted, they were exceedingly violent to one another. Although this constant slapstick has no consequences for the Stooges themselves, the secondary characters do receive injuries. Expect a few sexual situations and comical innuendo, as well as insulting language like "stupid," "moron," and "shut up."

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bioessence Group of Companies caps 18th year with Skyfall

The beauty clinic chain that started operations with only 3-bed clinic (two for facials and one for massage) in Marfori Heights, Davao City, in 1994 had just reached it’s 18th year.
Bioessence has its month-long anniversary celebration with 50% off on facials, slimming and massage services and many other promotions across its nationwide branches. And since October 31 wraps up their 18th Anniversary Celebration, loyal patrons, clients and guests were invited to the blocked screening of SKYFALL at SM Megamall Cinema 3, 6:00 PM.

Food and drinks were served to guests.  New Bioessence ambassadors Nikki Gil and Ia Villania rendered songs much to the delight of the audience.
Bioessence Group of Companies is a 17 year old organization which has gained a reputable name in the skin and spa Philippine business industry that remains competitive because of its clients’ undaunted experiences. 

For that perfect a facial, slimming, better health or wellness session that Bioessence has to offer, call 0918-8BEAUTY to locate Bioessence branch near you. More power to Bioessence!

See updates by visiting their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BioessenceCorporatePage

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Astroplus Bloggers Connect at the Podium

Astroplus invited lifestyle bloggers to its second leg of the Blogger Event last October 27 held at the Podium entitled Bloggers Connect 2012. The first half of the activity tackled the Music and Movie Category. The audience were informed about current and upcoming releases from Magnavision, C-Interactive, Star Records, Ivory Music and Video, Warner Music and MCA Music.

Movie buffs were ecstatic to see never before seen movie trailers. It is nice to get hold of a list of movie titles to be released soon. The latest music album offerings from various artists were also discuss.
Gadgets discussion followed soon after. There were revolutionary headphone pairs that suits anyone's lifestyle and budget. Some can even be customized to suit the wearer's style.
Different gears and headphones from Sol Republic, Monster, Skull Candy, AKG, Boost, Sennheiser, Gear 4 and Bose were showcased to our delight.

The iFrogz Boost Speaker took my fancy.  It seems like a wireless speaker that  works a little different.  It receives sound from an  iPhone or other cellphone that has an external speaker by simply placing the device directly.  You just have to set your phone on top of it and go on with your soun tripping.

It is about  the size of your palm but the Boost speaker  amplifies a good sound quality  enough for an office.  

Thanks to Astroplus, Myke Soon and Azrael Coladilla for the invite. Follow Astroplus on facebook for more information. https://www.facebook.com/Astroplus1

Monday, October 29, 2012

Lucky winner of BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink’s Hakot Papremyo promo


Angelina Escobar, is the first winner of BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink’s Hakot Papremyo promo, the free shopping spree offered by BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink to all its loyal customers. Together with her daughter and son-in-law, Escobar spent her winnings at Cash & Carry in Makati City, loading up cartfuls of BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink products and other grocery items within two full minutes of shopping time and with up to P15,000 to spend. Escobar, a 66-year-old homemaker, was among hundreds of participants who joined the promo by enclosing in a legal-sized envelope P100 worth of any combination of Bear Brand Powdered Milk Drink, Bear Brand Choco Powdered Milk Drink, or Bear Brand Busog Lusog Family Cereal Drink. With the participants’ names, contact details, age, and signature, the envelopes were dropped at 127 drop boxes in participating supermarkets nationwide. Escobar admits to being a long-time BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink user, and has even raised her children on the values it advocates. “Sa tulong ng sustanyang hatid ng gatas, tinuruan ko silang maging masipag sa pag-aaral para magtagumpay sa buhay,” she said. Jasmin Estacio, consumer marketing manager for BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink, said, “We hope that in our small way, we were able to help Nanay Angelina and her family. BEAR BRAND Powdered Milk Drink has always been committed to helping whole families strengthen their bond through affordable, nutritious and delicious resistensya-building drinks.” The BEAR BRAND Hakot Papremyo promo ends October 31, 2012. 250 more lucky participants will be picked to join in the two-minute shopping spree. Visit leading supermarkets for more details on how to join.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Evolife fosters hope for Cancer Patients

Cancer is one of the leading cause of mortality in the country today. And with this growing number comes supportive care as early as the treatment side effects start manifesting. To highlight the Breast Cancer Awareness month celebration, United Laboratories partners with Point of Care Solutions (PCSI) in introducing Evolife products last October 23.
Because of the extreme discomforts and physical challenges of radiation and chemo therapy such as mouth sores, skin rashes, burns, cracked and blackened nails, and falling hair many cancer patients dread to continue receiving treatment. These dreadful side effects of their treatment are causing a blow on their self esteem and effects their drive to go on fighting for their lives. According to medical studies, 40% of cancer patients die because they give up the fight.

A patient's the scalp for example, can become extremely sensitive while on chemotherapy.  It goes dry during hair loss chemo and the re-growth period. Eventually itchy scalp or irritated scalp develops during the re-growth period.

I was glad to know that there are products now in the market that can address this problem.
All these product are made available through the partnership between Point of Care Solutions, Inc (PCSI) and Unilab Laboratories.

Bringing the Evolife range of products here in the country in 2011, Mr. Michael Avelino, PCSI Managing Director shared that clinical trials locally produced positive results. The testing period was led by radio oncologist, Dr. Mary Ann Genica B. Reyna, who made sure that the products are really effective before making any recommendation acknowledging the fact that as a practitioner, she has the legal obligation to the patients that she’s treating. Point of Care Solutions (PCSI), the exclusive Philippine importer and distributor of Evolife Laboratories of France. 

The  EVOCAPIL® is heaven-sent.  It regulates hair root hypersensitivity problems during and after the hair loss chemo. It soothes your scalp, makes wearing a hair piece less painful and encourages hair regrowth.


Learning about how Evolife can help ease the side effects of cancer treatments made me happy. Meeting four strong-willed ladies  battling breast cancer during the product launch made me appreciate life more.  They spoke about the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy they have undergone and attested how these cancer-support care products helped them go on with their battle against cancer.

To know more about Evolife products on Nail Care, Skin Care, Oral Care, Hair Care, and Hygiene Packs, you may visit EVOLIFE® website at http://www.evolife.com.ph/
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