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Australia

This is definitely a movie which worth every cent you pay for it. I had just finished watching it in cinema. It’s a longggg movie. Slightly more than two hours.

Australia

It is full of magic, love, humour, hope, action, inspiration, beautiful scenes, and at a certain juncture, a little pinch of sadness.

Not going to elaborate much about the story but it’s a blend between history and romance.

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December 27, 2008 at 12:13 am 2 comments

The Other Boleyn Girl

Tonight I watched The Other Boleyn Girl. Well, lust definitely had changed the history.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. A wedding is awaiting. Got to rest earlier.

Good night folks.

November 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

I Watched Twilight

At last, I watched the long awaited Twilight in cinema.

I liked the movie. Glad it was not as bad as those reviews wrote. It was far from bad actually. The movie was romantic, furnished with bit of actions and have its very own kicks of humor. It reminded me of how I used to play eyes with my crush, damn a long time ago.

For me, it’s just like the whole book was squeezed into a two-hour summary. Two hours, yet I felt it scarcely sufficient to satisfy me. Twilight fans out there could have shared the same sentiment too. And thank you very much to those monkeys-you-know-who, because they helped to further shorten the movie by cutting a few scenes out from it. It had rudely altered the flow of the movie. That was a very sad thing for me. Damn you, monkeys. If you thought kissing scenes are bad for kids, let me tell you, nowadays they knew more and perform even better than you.

Anyway let’s leave the monkeys in Madagascar and move back to the movie. The Cullens were indeed as beautiful as how Stephenie Meyer described it. Extremely fair, handsome, gorgeous, beautiful, sparkling, and you name it. Edward looked better and better towards the end of the movie. Somehow I felt that he was not that good looking in the beginning. Bella was okay all the time.

Everything was as how I imagined when I read the book, except for Billy and Jacob. I imagined that Billy could be bigger in size and looked much older. Meanwhile Jacob, oh my, he’s rather dark. He can be a good candidate for any character in Pocahontas, if such movie is ever to be filmed in the near future.

I loved the baseball game scene the best. While reading the book, I kept imagining how fast the balls will fly, how thunderous it may sound when it was hit and how fast they run to catch a home run ball. The movie satisfied my curiosities. It was cool and full of actions here.

This is definitely a movie which new and young lovers should watch together, strongly recommended by me. You will discover that you felt exactly as how Edward and Bella did. Adrenaline rush, heart pumped ragingly, electric shocks, and at certain points, you were not sure if you want to lose your self control or pretend to. Bella was so willing to switch her status from mortal to immortal. Gimme a bite and we are together forever. Edward was so willing to sacrifice for Bella, except for his poison. To bite or not to bite, that is the question. Older lovers, sorry, you must have tried all these and there’s not much electricity left. Just save your adrenaline and heart pumping for your wedding night.

Bella and Edward were so deeply in love with each other, so willingly to sacrifice for each other. Shall I call this as unconditional love? I guess so. In real time, somehow this unconditional thing tends to metamorphose to conditional thing as people grow advanced in age. That’s why I recommend only young lovers to watch it, since older couples will sigh at the sight of such unconditional love. Most of them do not longer believe in it. Did you notice the word most? So no hard feeling please, if you are in the older lover’s category and still give out your unconditional love. *Winks*

Well, that’s something which I observed along the years. Age advanced peoples tend to have more things to consider in their mind compared to the younger people because younger people have to start everything from nothing. Age advanced people always have something which they need to weight for, so that they can assure themselves that they are not making a loss during the love transaction. Marry her and I ends up 50% poorer. Marry him and I can have a full wardrobe full of dress. This makes unconditional love started to sound like a taboo thing. No wonder in movies, it’s only the children who can always see the elves, Santa Clause and fairy godmother.

Hey folks, how on earth I come to all these condition and unconditional thing? Oh, probably I’m just upset because I did not manage to watch it with a girl. Not my fault though. I was prepared to ring up some ladies after I decided to watch the movie tonight when a friend called and asked if I am going out. Reluctant to change my plan to watch the movie, I hinted him that the movie is going to be boring and he may fell asleep. Yet he refused to listen and wanted to join me. So now you see why.

November 27, 2008 at 11:55 pm Leave a comment

The Mist vs The Mist

Just finished reading Stephen King’s novel turned movie, The Mist.

Much to my pleasure, Stephen King did not end his novel as cruel as the movie did. Instead, it ended with so much a hope; none of the passengers inside the car committed suicide and David Drayton heard a sound from the car’s radio, one and only sound, yet he can’t really differentiate it; whether it was Hartford or hope. There was no rescue team arriving at the end scene either, it just ended with David decided to take a sleep before next day’s journey, to his ‘hope’ and ‘Hartford’. It is truly an open ending, which keeps my imagination runs wild.

There were a number of absolute differences between the movie and the novel, which will require a lengthy elaboration if I am to point out all of them. But I’m not. Anyway, those worth mentioning here are four persons successfully made it to the car instead of five; Billy, Amanda, Mrs Reppler and David, and none of them committed suicide. Bravo!

David’s wife, Steff, was not mention to have killed by the creature, since David’s attempt to reach his house failed by big fallen pine trees along the road. So it is up to your rich imagination whether you prefer her to be dead or alive. The verdict is yours.

Before make up your mind though, there is something extra inside the novel which was not inside the movie which you ought to know. David had an affair with Amanda while they were still inside the supermarket. Eventually after David gave up in trying to reach his house, he just hoped that his wife is still alive and at the same time prayed that she is not going to find out about his affair. Sounds a little bit too greedy here, but somehow I shared the same sentiment.

Yes, not forgetting the witch, Mrs Carmody. She was as loathed as she was in the movie, and a true pain in the arse with her idiotic expiation. She was shot dead by Ollie when she tried to make Billy and Amanda as human sacrifices, with one gunshot instead of two; there was no headshot as what the movie exaggerated. Just too bad, ain’t it? I think she deserves more. Oh, God forgive me…

Contrary to the movie, which left me heartbroken with its agonistic ending, the hero (David Drayton) inside the novel did not sound as stupid as one inside the movie, making the decision to leave the supermarket, which led to his son’s and other 3 passengers’ suicide, just minutes right before military aid arrived. Duh! What a real heartache!

Instead, I felt that those who left behind in supermarket were more likely to perish as the monsters were attracted to smell. The meat inside supermarket had started to rot, not forgetting the dead corpse of those who committed suicides. No rescue team or National Guard was mentioned towards the end of novel as well. Anyway it’s up to your interpretation, and everyone have plenty of room for that, since the novel has no specific ending.

Finally, the movie, which had long left me unrest with its tragic ending, have started to fade away. Eventually! Peace at last, with the real good ending by Stephen King. Life may not a ‘lived-happily-ever-after’, but life alone sometimes was abundant with misery, won’t need them inside my imaginary world again. And somehow, the good ending had made me forgot totally about my cold.

So what’s next?

Twilight, probably. Just received all the four books from the series couples of days ago; Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. Guess it’s going to be an interesting journey; Twilight and New Moon had stayed up in USA top 10 bestselling books for the last hundred weeks! Accompanied by the Twilight’s original motion picture soundtrack playing in iTunes, I guess I am going to have some real good time.

Happy reading and Adiós.

November 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

Madagascar 2

Cloudy, hot and humid night. It was rare to have such a weather in November’s night few decades ago.

Roads were clogged with cars, all circling around like vultures looking for carcass. Glad I was early ‘coz it was more crowded than I thought of. After making two and a half round, I manage to find an empty slot. A rare night indeed. Met few colleagues, ex colleagues and a former classmate.

As usual, my standard of procedure states that a nice movie worth to be watched more than once. I think that explains why I decided to have a peek on the movie before have another helping with my friend. The funny fact is that there’s always new discoveries in the second round, either a missed punch line or a missed scene.

Madagascar 2… it gives me back the feel I had when I watched Lion King during my younger day. Still miss the nice good cartoon. Its all about friendship, family, bits of romance among the characters.

Fun, adorable, engaging and at times touching, the movie is impressively designed to make both the young and adult to laugh at the same time and all the time. And you won’t be able to find any more psychotic penguins. And the old lady, too!

Like most animation, Madagascar 2 ended with a lived-happily-ever-after. Yes, life is enough of adversities and misadventures, I won’t want nor need them here, in my hideout.

This’ one of those movie I describe as value to watch. That’s for me, personally, of course. You may have different taste. Least you’ll learn that monkeys, at all, are not a good messenger and love can sparks between a giraffe and a hippo.

November 9, 2008 at 12:12 am Leave a comment

An Afternoon with Quantum Of Solace

It was a hot afternoon. She was early, 25 minutes ahead from our scheduled time. I was still taking bath then.

As soon as I was ready and says goodbye to my cats, we head to my hideout. Being there in one of the weekdays’ afternoon is an extremely rare occasion. Gives me fresh feel though.

She was taking the week off, to save the extra leave from being forfeited meanwhile I’m still on my long holiday, till December. Guess you’ll learn from here that she’s a workaholic type. Met her during my MS, she’s one of those who like English movies, sort of movies like ‘Lions for Lambs’.

The 2-hour movie kick started with high speed car chasing. As impressive as all other Bond movies, it thrills us with loads of gun shooting, cunning ways of 007 to save his ass from the villains, corrupt M16 agents, more aged M and some similar classic Bond dialogue. This movie can be summarized as another great addition to the Bond franchise.

You’ll have a better grab of the plots on this movie if you did watch the earlier Bond movie, Casino Royale, the tragic ending when 007’s girl perished.

So what’s next? I guess its Madagascar 2.

November 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

A Disaster Movie

After having a hearty meal with my buddy and after he went home, I head to my favourite hideout – cinema. If it was few years ago, I would rather sleep at home then to go there alone. Just recently I make it as my prefect hideout – from the hustle bustle of life and to get out from the noise of the city.

To your disappointment, I guess, the movie I’m after was – Disaster Movie.

Umm, as the name indicated, the movie is a real disaster. A type of movie which you start with a blank mind and end with a blank mind too. However it got the quality I’m after – fun and funny. It’s consist of silly and sometimes sick jokes which being lined up to make a no-head-no-tail story. Almost all super heroes in recent movies were inside. Btw the Chipmunks are rather spooky here – they turn out to be man eating bastards.

What’s next? I may say its Madagascar 2. See you in cinema!

October 31, 2008 at 8:02 am 2 comments

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