Upside Down is a science-fiction/fantasy romantic film. It stars KirstenDunst (Spiderman) and Jim Sturgess (One Day) as the lead protagonists. This is one of those alternate reality films which introduces a completely different world, in this case two. It rewrites the Laws of Physics, Chemistry etc.
Dunst and Burgess play the lovers from the two worlds who went against all odds to be together. They gave a whole new meaning to the phrase,”moving heaven and earth”. They met during their childhood, became a young couple, and due to an accident, Dunst would suffer from amnesia which clouded her memory of everything before the accident.
They would later meet at their workplace, a joint industrial establishment of both earth inhabitants, as adults. Trouble started when Dunst gained some of her memories back and they started to rekindle their forbidden love affair. Interaction between the two worlds is frowned upon their society. Well, the wealthier one is more strict.
I read some of the movie site reviews of this film and they were pretty harsh. No moderation on the thumbs-down-bashing, if I can say that. One said that the graphics was over the top and absurd. Well, I just want to say that this is an imaginary world, hence, you’re supposed to take whatever it gives you.
No one gave The Matrix crap when Neo did the infamous crazy-backward-sway-to-dodge-the-bullets move
or when Leo DiCaprio and Juno walked in multi-dimensional streets in Inception. And speaking of Inception, when it introduced the “Rules of Engagement” in their “gig”—the time difference between dream layers, projections etc., it was well-received. I mean, nobody seemed to care ‘cause the film was awesome.
I’m not saying that I’m putting this in line of those films, but this is pretty interesting. It wasn’t that bad. Yes, I was frustrated because I thought it didn’t deliver, story-wise. I mean, the basic plot was solid. I just expected so much more ‘cause I thought it had so much potential.
I always feel weird every time I hear certain words and phrases that has double/triple meanings or could be interpreted in many ways. And so I compiled some of them.
ANALYZE - I started feeling weird about this when I got into college. It’s being used a lot and if you have that certain something in your brain that clouds up your judgment, this will definitely come off as a sexually-explicit word.
ANALYST - Having read my first entry, I think you know why this word made it here. And don’t tell me that that other meaning never crosses your mind when you hear this thrown around in a normal conversation. Therapist is fine. Rapist is blunt, there’s no other way to interpret that, and so are chemist, dentist and psychiatrist.
BLOWHOLE - As featured in Jim Gaffigan’s 2012 Comedy Special “Mr. Universe”, this word can be misinterpreted if not used in the proper context. It’s the body part of a whale that’s on top of its head that squirts water.
SPERM WHALE - I think Louis C.K. explained this perfectly in his 2013 Comedy Special “Oh, my God”. This word shouldn’t have been even considered when they were trying to decide what to call these certain type of whales—not even on the shortlist of names. Kids are gonna see this and learn about this. And I totally agree with Louis when he said that whoever that guy is that made the final decision, shouldn’t be naming animals or anything for that matter.
COME-FROM-BEHIND - I see you grinning already. Or if you find this disgusting, I don’t blame you. I’m a huge basketball fan so you can just imagine how often I hear this from commentators and analysts. Especially last year in the NBA, right? "The Miami Heat stays alive in the 2013 NBA Finals after a come-from-behind win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of their championship series.". There’s gotta be no other use for this phrase for anything out there. That’ll be crazy.
BLOW-BY-BLOW - This is common for sports commentators but I think this word should be used exclusively for boxing, UFC etc. It won’t sound right if this is used in tabletennis or baseball or soccer. By the way, this phrase is used to describe the type of media coverage wherein the commentator calls every single play when it happens as it happens.
JACK…OFF - I’m sorry, another basketball reference here. If a player has a last name of Jack, I think commentators should watch what word to use after it. Jarrett Jack played for the Golden State Warriors last season. He was their back-up point guard to Stephen Curry. So right there you can infer how Jack…off (the bench) would be used every so often. Stephen Jackson, who played for the Spurs back in 2012, has a monicker "Captain Jack" in the NBA and he also was a bench player. Also the blow-by-blow call by the commentators during the game sounds just as weird, "Here comes Jack…off the screen, catches, fires a 3 and hits!." or “Oh! Pretty play by Jack!…off of the beautiful assist.”.
Secret Window is a psychological thriller starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. Depp plays the lead character, Mort Rainey, a successful novel writer who’s in the process of finalizing his divorce. He writes crime/thrillers which made him relevant in the literary field.
One day, a mysterious guy named John Shooter (Turturro) confronted him about a certain novel he wrote, years back which became a bestseller. Shooter accused him of plagiarism saying that he wrote the same novel, word for word, earlier than his. Rainey, naturally, got offended and wanted to prove his innocence because the guy gave violent threats if he fails to do so.
He gathered every piece of evidence he could, but, they seemed insufficient. He, then, remembered having a magazine which featured his novel back at his and his wife’s house. The house mysteriously got burned down to ashes before he could grab the magazine and a lot of other weird creepy things started happening at his cabin in the woods, where he’s currently staying.
Things got freaky and darker from then on until he got to the bottom of the situation.
The cool, sometimes upsetting, thing about psycho/thriller movies is that they take you on a ride for the better part of it and just suddenly drops this massive, atomic revelation towards the end. It’ll flip your stomach. It’s like they strap you on for a rollercoaster ride and before you could go back to the starting point, they’ll unhook your safety belts.
I actually call this particular genre Mind-Fucker. It’s too graphic and explicit but I like it better ‘cause that’s what it does. Other thrillers will scare you with horrible and creepy-looking, bloody-disgusting, creatures that’ll just suddenly pop on your screen. This one, however, will totally harrass your psyche or mental state till you’re sore.
A must-watch film off of the crime/suspense/mystery/thriller genre which’ll be perfect if you wanna get terrified on a slow Sunday starring Shia LaBeouf, David Morse,Sarah Roemer and Carrie-Anne Moss. Labeouf plays the lead character Kale, a disturbed young man who’s reeling from the loss of his father in a road accident. He survived but has become really irresponsible and seemed depressed which affected his social life.
He got house-arrested after a violent altercation with his teacher. He literally had a spatial dilemma after the police set a perimeter safe zone at his house. As days went on, he slowly got detach from the outside world so he turned to his neighborhood for recreation.
He began to study and memorize his neighbors’ life pattern, two of which proved to be more than entertaining. A new girl caught his attention which eventually led to an “obsessive visual stalking”. At about the same time he started to form this conspiracy theory about a serial killer who he thinks lives nearby.
He along with his friend, Ronald, and the girl started investigating the suspected criminal. Proving the involvement of the guy in the killings proved to be challenging considering his situation—his sentence as well as his mental condition. Nobody believed him until he found a crack in the case, literally.
I like the “chillax” element of the film in the beginning. It’s funny as much as it’s creepy. The shift from the slow and subtle storytelling to the violent investigative stuff really is fun to watch.
[Don’t worry this is a language-filtered quasi sex story.]
I had a girl back in college who singlehandedly managed to leave a tremendous “bookmark” in my dating life.
It was one of those long weekends and she asked me to come stay with her at their house in the province ‘cause her parents weren’t gonna be there. It was a long drive. We arrived a few minutes before midnight and dosed off not long after unpacking. She woke me up at about 6 the next morning to go shopping. She took me to a mall. We were there by 8 but the mall’s not gonna open till 10 so she took me to an area down the basement where there were little shops for shoes, clothes etc. We roamed around there till the mall opened and continued shopping in the mall which was of course traumatizing for me. We probably went to every single stall of women’s clothes at every floor of the mall.
I could not remember being that exhausted in my life. We got home by 11 at night. Yes, I spent over 12 hours of shopping for women’s ish. It was like sparring with a boxer in a 12-rounder. I went to bed as soon as I could ‘cause I just wanted to lie down, give my body a breather. I was lying on my side, with my back against her when I heard her whisper in my ear,”Babe, I don’t have panties anymore..” I didn’t wanna make any conversation at that point ‘cause I was dying basically so I just said,”Ok, we’ll just buy some tomorrow..”
Okay, let me build up my defense here, alright? First of all, I was out shopping the whole day so it was all that’s in my head. I did not get a tiny hint that she was trying to initiate a little “discretionary time”. She was already on the bed when I got there and I don’t know, maybe she opened her closet and found out she didn’t have any underwears there and thought,”Shit! I forgot the panties.”
I turned to face her and clarify something ‘cause something weird was in the air. She wasn’t making a sound. She was just staring at the ceiling looking confused but was smiling a little bit. Before I could ask her to repeat her question, she just started laughing like crazy. It was not an “I don’t have panties to wear anymore” type of situation. She meant “I DON’T have panties right now ‘cause I took it off.”
I can’t remember how it happened but the very next day, her cousins invited me to hang out. I didn’t wanna be rude so I did. And who could’ve known, it was another shopping escapade. It was a different mall and we passed by a store selling “light-emitting” panties. I thought it could be useful so I bought one.
So I gave it to my girl and told her,”OK, you wear these when we’re together from now on so I won’t misinterpret important stuff like I did.”
I told her when the room’s dark, we’re good to go but I know what you’re thinking.
You ever been asked one of those? Now let me tell you something girls, no straight guy would say “Sure.” enthusiastically, if it were only up to us.
We’d go ‘cause we’re trying to be nice, we wanna spend some time with you or we wanna make up for something bad we did. There’s no other reason, given of course, the guy’s straight as an arrow. Now if your guy goes “Yeah, why not?” without showing any slight reservations, you better start re-evaluating him and your relationship. Go Sherlock on him for a week. Look for “faygelle” signs.
Seeing women’s clothes, shoes and accessories on display or nicely stacked in a shelf is like seeing babies cry or Marilyn Monroe getting assassinated in plain sight. That’s horrific for us. I’m telling you, no guy enjoys shopping.
You’ve no idea how we feel going in and out of clothing stores. And for guys out there, if you’re already in that situation, don’t show the slightest bit of boredom or exhaustion. You’ll be in great trouble afterwards. I promise you she’ll be all like,”Why are you like that? Aren’t you enjoying my company? You know what, why don’t you just go home and be with your friends? You seem to love spending time with them.”
"Dude, we were having Game of Thrones marathon and playing 2k14 game in between episodes."
[God, that’s heaven…]
But seriously guys, don’t say any of that. Just take take the hit(s). Even if you have to check out every booth in the mall, just suck it up and go and stay enthusiastic. That’s very important. Even if she tries on like 6 dress per store but doesn’t buy anything and you’re just on the second store on the first floor, just man up. You’ve got a lot of ground to cover—four more floors, to be exact. You don’t get to be a moodle (man poodle) very often. Well, at least, I hope so.
Girls, when you ask us what we think of every dress you try on, we have no idea what you want us to say. Just saying. Comfortable, looks new— that’s our only requirement for clothes so don’t even ask us beyond those. But if you did and the guy’s like,”Yeah, I like the red one better. The one with the leather thingy.”. Go Sherlock on him pronto ‘cause at that point he better be just vain, or a fashion expert/enthusiast, otherwise, that screams “homo” for me, no offense. There’s a lot of red flags and poorly chosen words in those remarks.
It has nothing to do with you girls. We love you. It has everything to do with the shopping.
By now, I assume everyone has learned that Hollywood actor and Fast and Furious daredevil, Paul Walker, died in a vehicular accident, ironically. This tragedy really hit me home ‘cause I heard that he just came from a charity event for the benefit of the victims of the recent super typhoon, Haiyan, in the Philippines. He along with the rest of the FF6 cast came to the country months back for the world premiere of the latest installment in the franchise. And to mourn his passing, I thought I’d make a review of one of his films as movies is my only connection to him.
I know most people, if not all, would remember him as the racer driving cool cars in the Fast series, but this one comes to mind first. This is one of those misleading but fittingly-titled movies out there starring Paul Walker, Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski. It is a road trip film but at the same time it has that element of a crime/thriller movie. A textbook definition of the phrase “prank gone wrong”, this film will definitely freak you out and put you at the edge of your seat. It features a joyride with the word “joy” loosely defined.
The story begins when Walker’s character takes his older brother who just got out of prison across country. They received a transmission from the CB radio in the car from a mysterious guy who seemed lonely and could use some company. To his brother’s insistence, he entertained the guy using a woman’s voice. They flirted and managed to arrange a meeting in a hotel. Walker gave the wrong room number to the guy on purpose. To the guy’s frustration, he killed the man inside the room when the latter said he didn’t know him.
The guy hunted them down following them everywhere they go. I think the guy’s words would best describe the magnitude of the two brothers’ actions—“You messed with the wrong guy!”.
Just when I thought we’ve hit rock-bottom this year, another blow hits us in the face. Now that I think about it, the only films I know of Walker has something to do with cars. I think his career would be best describe by this film’s title but nobody can outmaneouver death, I guess. I just can’t believe he’s gone. It came out of nowhere and I just want to say that I share the grief of his family, friends and fans. One of the coolest guys in the big screen left us unexpectedly. Rest in peace, man. Drive safe out there.
This is a Japanese TV drama starring Tomohisa Yamashita, Masami Nagasawa, Nana Eikura and Gaku Hamada . It’s a sci-fi/fantasy series which revolves around the story of unexpressed romantic feelings between two childhood bestfriends. The story, as featured in the pilot episode, picks up at Rei’s (Nagasawa) wedding to their high school teacher.
Ken (Yamashita), along with their friends, Mikio, Tsuru and Eri were tasked to facilitate in the ceremonies in the church and the reception. Ken, being on his last chance to try and win Rei’s heart after years of denial, could not, however, voice out his disapproval of the marriage. He decided to give up and drown himself in alcohol at the reception where a little program was going on. Mikio prepared a presentation containing photos of the couple from their birth up to the day they met and became a couple.
Ken was the only unhappy guy that day. He was miserable and suffering at his bestfriend’s happiest moment which made the “fairy of the church” (Hiroshi Mikami) pop out of nowhere and give him a chance at happiness. The fairy gave him the ability to go back in time to the moments before every photo in the slideshow were taken to try and make a change. He could go back and rewrite the story behind every photo —why a guy/girl in it looked pissed, happy or surprised, why they pose in a certain way, their physical arrangement.
He’ll get back to the present time once the photo is taken. The picture-taking part is inevitable. The circumstance or the time might change in a way but it’s gonna happen. Now, once he gets back to present time, whether the people’s feelings and facial expression were changed completely lies on his hands.
It’s a beautiful story of friendship and romantic love. It’s kinda like the film Inception in the sense that Ken was trying to plant subtle gestures and hints of his true feelings, ‘cause he can’t manage to tell Rei for some reason, inside Rei’s mind in the hope of changing her feelings towards him in present time.
There are lots of scenes that’ll make you go,”Dude, man up. Just tell her you love her already. How hard can it be?”. But that’s what I love about this series. You’ll get so invested in the characters ‘cause they’re very relatable. You’ll get tagged along with their regrets, frustrations and aspirations. It’s full of valuable life lessons despite the cheesy plot.
Inside Edition broke a story a few months back if I’m not mistaken about a mom who went in a restaurant in Seattle with her little son and got in an altercation with the restaurant manager. Apparently, the manager got pissed because the kid made quite a mess at their table. After the incident, the manager took a photo of the “mess” and posted it on her Twitter account with a caption saying how kids are such trouble. She criticized the mom for not being able to control her kid. Moments later, she found herself in the middle of a backlash from people who empathized with the mom. They said that the woman has no idea how hard it is to get around when you have a kid. The mom got overwhelming support from the social media. The manager then posted her apology via Twitter and removed the picture.
When Vice Ganda went under fire when he made fun of gang rape and took shots at veteran news anchor Jessica Soho, he apologized on live national television during his noontime show on ABS CBN to Soho for his words. He said that he’s sorry from the bottom of his heart and that not all people will find every joke funny. There are always some who would find it offensive or simply not funny.
During the heat of the Hello Garci Scandal in the previous administration where then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo made an inappropriate and incriminating call to then COMELEC Chairman Garci, PGMA gave her infamous “I am sorry..” public address which triggered an outrage in.the masses and led Susan Roces, widow of Fernando Poe, Jr., to deliver her own public address wherein she plead for the resignation of Arroyo citing that she stole the presidency not once but twice referring to the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada in 2001 which gave Arroyo the seat as she was then the vice president and the controversial 2004 Presidential Elections. FPJ was an actor, an icon in the Philippines, who run and lost the presidency to Arroyo in ‘04 due to alleged widespread cheating and irregularities.
American bloggers Sarah Pope and Janice Formichella indicted Senator Tito Sotto of copying parts of their article when the latter gave his privileged speech before the Senate to make his stand regarding the then RH Bill. Sotto allegedly did not acknowledge the bloggers as the source of the material. Sotto maintained his innocence citing that his staff were the ones who did the research and prepared his speech. [What a leader by the way, throwing his subordinates under the bus]. A few weeks later, a Kennedy no less, accused Sotto of using her father’s speech during the thing at Sotto’s another privileged speech at the Senate. Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late US senator Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), was infuriated because of “his unethical, unsanctioned theft of Robert Kennedy’s intellectual property and the intellectual property of all those whose work he has plagiarized.” Sotto allegedly used the speech to make his stand against the RH Bill which the Kennedy’s actively support. [Now who won’t be pissed at that]. Sotto allegedly translated the Kennedy speech directly to Filipino. When approached by reporters for a comment, Sotto simply “Huh?!” the whole thing like he didn’t know what they were talking about. Netizens blasted Sotto for his actions, some even called him an embarrasment in the Philippine government when he refused to apologize and own up his fault to Kennedy. I remember in a radio talk show, a listener pointed out,”…if one of the “Fathers of the country” who holds such powerful and important position can get away with plagiarism, maybe copying someone else’s college thesis won’t be so bad at all…” while one went “..he’s supposed to be a role model..” which eventually led to the creation of the word “Sotto Copy”.
Weeks later, Sotto “kind of” apologized to Kennedy when he addressed the issue at the Senate . He said he’s sorry if he has offended anyone or caused trouble to anyone and added that “copying is the highest form of flattery”.
What do these people have in common? They suck at giving apologies. Well, at least CGMA acknowledged her “poor judgment”. I think when you said or did something insensitive/disrespectful/offensive to someone, you don’t say. “I’m sorry if my words/actions have offended you.” instead, you say “I’m sorry I was such a jerk there, that was way out of line. I didn’t know what or if I was thinking at all when I said that. I apologize.”. You don’t apologize while still maintaining your innocence in a way. You don’t apologize for the repercussions of your behavior or at least that shouldn’t be the first thing that comes out of your mouth. You apologize simply for what you did. You humble yourself. Take the high road and own up to your mistake. if you think about it, it’s kind of similar when you did something bad to your girl. You know when they hit you with that proverbial,”Are you sorry for what you did or what I saw?”
Because of these incidents, Tito Sotto, CGMA, and Vice Ganda made it to the list of my most hated people in the world. They’re right up there with rapists, pedophiles, Cercei and King “Just Die” Joffrey, both the guys responsble for the birth and rebirth of the song “Pusong Bato”, DOTA players and that Janet What’s-her-face Napoles.
Apologizing for your words that MAY HAVE offended others is like apologizing for ruining a game when you hit a board ‘cause you’re in a room with an ongoing chess tournament practicing football. You don’t apologize for hitting the board, you apologize for being a goofball ‘cause you practiced a dynamic and contact sport in there in the first place.
This is a classic college movie. Not like the “green” ones like the American Pies and Harold and Kumars. This is a legit, can be inspirational, some say documentary of college experiences. I watched this like 5 years ago and I remember thinking this is the best movie I’ve seen. Of course, movie along with song preference vary constantly at every life stage you’re in and I loved this ‘cause I could relate at the time.
The film stars Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively and Columbus Short. It follows the story of Bartleby (Long), an incoming freshman who didn’t get in to any college he applied to. His geek bestfriend Schrader (Hill), on the other hand, got in a prestigious university known for its exclusivity and years of tradition. Bartleby still optimistic that he’ll get in somewhere before graduating high school started to realize the situation he’s in. He met up with his buddies to catch up and found out that some of them shared the same fate as him. They eventually came up with the idea to build their own school due to the pressure from their parents and the society as a whole. Also, they wanted to oversome the feeling of being a reject, of being unwanted, so much that they didn’t want to conform with the traditional college education.
So they build a school of their own and even its website for the applicants. Every basic detail was covered. Bartleby’s plan was to lie about the whole thing to his parents and say he got accepted and do every little thing a college guy would do to cover his tracks. However, he didn’t realize how many people, who themselves were rejected everywhere, applied online. He didn’t think that the site was a real one. That it was working. It was too late to back out when he felt the sentiment of hundreds who got in so he, along with his co-founders, stood by their “initiative”.
Trouble set in when a neighboring university learned Bartleby’s newly opened South Harmon Institute of Technology.
I’m sure college students will love this one ‘cause as much as it’s cheesy, it has realistic basis and is totally relatable. We’ve all been through that phase where we just wanted to change everything, make a difference in the world in some way and was just full of energy and motivation to do anything we wanted to. And I bet the ones who are past the student life would feel nastalgic watching this. Oh boy…those were the days.
This is a classic Ben Stiller film and one of my favorite romantic/family comedy film of all time. Most people say that the sequel, Meet the Fockers (2004), is the funniest in the trilogy but I like this one better.
Sharing the laughter spotlight with Stiller are Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, the weirdo Owen Wilson and the surprisingly hilarious guy, Robert “Corleone” de Niro.
Greg (Stiller) is proposing to his girlfriend Pam (Polo) when he found out that Pam’s father, Jack (de Niro), would appreciate the gesture if he would ask for the father’s permission first. He had to meet the parents and please them in any way possible to get their vote. He had no idea what’s in store for him as he tried to pull off every trick off his sleeve to please the parents.
I don’t know about you, but, I like seeing Stiller suffer. I know that’s very mean and bad but he’s funnier when he’s in those kind of situations. He thrives at being the pitiful guy especially in this one. It’s so wrong to laugh at a guy who’s just trying so hard to win his girl’s heart along with her parents’, but I bet that’s what’s gonna happen if you watch this. The situations are hilarious and every actor played their characters to perfection. There was no mediocre in this cast.
Even if I just put “A Steven Spielberg film” in this review, I think you’d know what you’re gonna get. Spielberg has been synonymous with success, box office/critic hit and just all kinds of awesome throughout his career. He’s known for making science fiction films either as a director or a writer/producer. Lately though, he’s had a hand with a bunch of movies out of the genre.
This particular film really hit me home ‘cause I love historical epics even if they’re just fictionalized to add more drama. Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, the film features stories of random people who got acquainted with a horse during World War I in England. It first introduces a poor family living in a farm. They have unpaid debts from their landlord. Trying to help his family, the young son bought a horse instead of a cow to plow the field. After some time he had to give up the horse for the use of the British Army when the war broke. The horse went on to meet more owners as the war progressed and finally ended.
from the guardian.com
When I told my friends about this, they weren’t so impressed ‘cause they found the whole horse thing “too cheesy”. I didn’t feel like that at all. I thought the horse was just this chain that linked these heartwarming stories of different people during the war. It glued them altogether to highlight the perils of the second deadliest event in human history.
The locations are unbelievably beautiful. They look like the by-product of DeviantArt or Photoshop-ped imaginary world. War films are always interesting and most of the time they’re worth the watch. This one certainly is. You’ll feel a roller coaster of emotions as the adventures unfold and like I said it’s a Spielberg film.
If you’ve read my previous reviews, you’ll probably notice that I’m not time/year-sensitive with the movies I watch. Most people won’t even bother quick-browsing the movie once they know it’s from the 90’s and below. I know time sometimes has great influence on certain films in terms of the current events wherein some plot are based on. However, there are some which are completely independent from the time period of its box office release. Films you can watch 20-30 years after it hit the big screen. Obviously, you can tell simply by the technology used by the production but you know what I mean. It doesn’t take much away from the story.
Released in 1988, the film stars funny man and age defying Steve Martin and classic dramatic actor, Michael Caine in the lead roles. This is one of those classic comedy films where a comedic and a dramatic actor works perfectly together. It never fails even in other tandems we’ve seen like Robert de Niro and Ben Stiller (Meet the Parents Trilogy), Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell (The Other Guys), Philip Seymour-Hoffmann and Ben Stiller (Along Came Polly).
It’s a story of two con men who got into each other’s “gig” and how they settled it. The encounter started when they heard of a wealthy little town in Europe. Both do the same thing for a living but other than that, they’re very different in many ways. Caine is the organized guy. He operates with great sophistication. He does his homework and pays attention to every little detail of his con. He perfected his approach through the years of deceiving people and has built a pretty good life for himself, putting down investments on properties as well as the personnel he uses as accomplices. Even law enforcers are part of his wide web. On the other hand, Martin strikes like a bull. He doesn’t put much effort in his work and does it alone.
They cannot operate on the same place at the same time basically because they’re greedy frauds so they settled their dilemma via a con. The loser would have to leave town and never come back. The wager proved to be the most memorable they both had.
Just a little trivia, Caine and Martin were both nominated Best Comedy Actor for their performance here at the Oscars and they lost to Tom Hanks, of all people. Hanks is a great actor, don’t get me wrong, it’s just that if you compare his performance in Big to this, it’s not even close. Caine and Martin got robbed that year fittingly enough. I guess.