Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"Video Killed the Radio Star" continues...

"If I'm doing movie review for a mag/newspaper... I'll be jobless by now." - Bob Dyldo

About: A penguin named Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) who’s trying to fulfill his destiny in becoming the greatest surfer by winning a surfing contest in Pen Gu island. Going through many obstacles and at the same time made new friends such as Chicken Joe(Jon Heder), Lani (Zooey Deschanel) and Big Z (Jeff Bridges) along the process.

Comments: Surfing penguins… so what else can you expect? Oh yes, surfing chicken too… You’ll have some good laughs. Suitable for all ages.

About: An overachiever police officer named Nicolas Angel (Simon Pegg) from London who got transferred to the countryside. A sleepy village where everything seems to be calm and pacify but was actually controlled by a group of “watchers” who were responsible in making crime scenes looked like accidents. The village’s police officers were not much of a help too since they have been too comfortable with the tranquility of the surroundings and accused Angel as having delusions and cravings for some actions. Once truth was revealed, all hell breaks loose!

Comments: Thriller, action and comedy all in one. I love watching Danny Butterman’s (Nick Frost) dead pan acting. He’s being childishly amused by Angel’s history and experiences. For me, the funniest scene would be the shooting in the air, imitating Keanu Reeves in “Point Break”. Not recommended to all Gerak Khas The Movie’s fans.

About: Bob Maconel (Christian Slater) has been working in a place where he feels he doesn’t belong and been constantly ignored by his co-workers. He was about to lose it one day but someone had already made the bloodiest decision in having a shooting rampage at the office. Bob managed to pull the trigger which saved his life from falling prey. This incident however had made him had the opportunity to save a girl’s life who happens to be the one he’s been “fantasizing” about all along.

Comments: Not recommended to all losers who got a gun kept in their drawer. Lesson to be learned here is, to be careful if you are an office bully. The one you might think to be the biggest loser at your office might be the one who’ll be pulling the trigger at you any time soon or worst, activating a time bomb. Well, I don’t know about you but I’m going to write a greeting card to someone at my office now. Don’t ask me why. I just feel like… OK!

I’m so done with all this movie marathon thingy…

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Shy guy (?)

I'll be at this joint tonight.

If I can conquer my stage-fright, I will be singing few songs.

So come and see me (make fool out of myself again).

"Saya akan membawa rumah itu ke bawah..."

Go figure!

Friday, February 15, 2008

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

Despite having tight daily routine, juggling chores with other tiring shits, I manage to squeeze some time last weekend on having my own movie marathon. Thanks to the "Pirates of The Ampangean" in supplying such an outstanding quality of DVDs for my viewing pleasure.

I was left skeptic at first when Captain Jack Sparrow told me that " Tak boleh test sekarang sebab line tak clear. Lepas pukul 7.30pm, baru boleh. .Don't worry la, gambar cantik." I can only pray that I don't get conned by his utmost responsible customer service assurance. True, that it can be exchanged with a new one should the copy is faulty but going through a painstakingly long journey back to the source is not my idea of a fun weekend. Ain't we all, eh?

Fortunately, it was true what Captain Sparrow had promised me. Even pirates nowadays have good business ethics in ensuring customer satisfaction. I'm so fucking impressed!

As I'm not much of a movie reviewer, I won't be laying down all the details here about the movies watched but rather gladly sharing briefly the "about" and some personal views of some sort.

About : Story about an unexpected pregnancy for a 16th year old school girl, Juno (Ellen Page) who irresponsibly, getting the boyfriend Paulie Bleeker (Michael Cera), to do her without having any protection on. Excellent! With the help of supportive parents and friend, managed to go through the whole 3 trimesters in ease (that’s how the movie portrays it). Oh yes, as Juno was not ready to be a mother just yet, she had also made an arrangement to get the baby adopted by a couple (played by Jason Bateman and Jennifer Garner).

Comments: Ok. My review sucks. You don’t have to tell me that. :P What I admire so much about the movie is how people can be so open with the issue and worked things out collaboratively. I guess, the main intention of the movie was to show how easy things could be if people are looking into the problem in a different perspective and act rationally. The issue was way much easier to handle. Imagine if the direction of the movie was influenced by certain beliefs or customs… Juno might be running away from home, met a pimp, left her newborn baby at the dumpster or sell him to a middleman that’ll transport him to Thailand to be a child labor. Of course not… If yes, then the title will be changed to “Oliver Twist : Prequel”. Cheh!

Songs in this movie are kinda cool. Mostly folk tunes. The “Anything Else But You” by Moldy Peaches should be a big hit by now. Grab your guitar, in the key of G, sing “You’re a part time lover, full time friend...” And watch out for Michael Cera. I’m guessing he’s gonna be the next Pierre Andre. Double cheh! :P

About : 3 close school friends who are trying to impress (and to get laid with) the girls of their dreams, by getting booze for a party using fake id. A misadventure, which involves crashing to a stranger’s party and hanging out with 2 weirdo cops.

Comments: How’s my summary? Sucks? I know :P Go watch it if you haven’t. It’s hilarious. Again, Michael Cera in some way got the same type of character played in JUNO. Only this time he didn’t impregnate his girlfriend. A friendly reminder, should you watch this together with your sister/brother/nephew/niece or anybody who is quite.. ehem!...immature, please be prepared to answer questions pertaining to the “drawings” during the credits. Good luck!

I’m so beat. To be continued…

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The One(s) I love…

This one goes out to the one I love,
This one goes out to the one I left behind…
- R.E.M.

What a bummer!

It’s already mid Feb 2008 and where’s my manners? (as if I have any)
Happy New Year. Happy Muslim New Year. Happy Chinese New Year. Happy Valentine’s… happy, happy, happy!
May this year brings Joy and Prosperity to everybody.
More (+)isms and less (-)isms, but who am I to judge what’s wrong or right, eh?

The choice is all yours.

I choose to be merry!

p/s : I also forgot to wish you last year (you know who you are) A Merry Christmas… or Maulidul Rasul (Nabi) Isa (as how Hishamuddin Rais prefers to call it). I’ve also fail to finish the Illustrated History of the Electric Guitar book… major bummer!