Wanted to watch “This Means War” but couldn’t wait for the showtime, so John Carter that is.
Andrew was bad in making fun of the name, John Carter. In Hokkien, Carter sounds like “karh teyh”, meaning ‘short legged’!!! The first time he joked about it:
Andrew: John Carter must have short legs.
Me: Huh? Why? What makes you said so?
Andrew: Carter mah –> “karh teyh” ahhhh…..
Me: What the……. *LMFAO*
I was laughing so hard!
Ok, enough of the joke, back to the movie. Both of us went in to the cinema without knowing exactly what story it was, all we know was that it was some sci-fi stuff. When the teleporting stuff started and all that Barsoom and Helium, I started to ask questions. Ask who? Andrew lah of course!
I was asking how come suddenly he could walk so well, how does he control, he was running but how come not super fast, why like that, how come…… Andrew answered them all with “I don’t know”. That’s it, I know I gotta ditch all the logic sense behind and just throw myself in for some non-logical-totally-absurd-and-bizarre movie.
The movie is not too bad, love the visuals and colors. The green Tharks remind me of Avatar. Hahaha. Hmm…… Could the ideas of Avatar come from John Carter’s novels? The teleport thing, the “copy” thingy, the “original dies and copy dies” concept… Hmm…… You be the judge.
The story, my goodness…… It’s a science fiction movie, you can’t explain most of the things happened in the movie. The characters are vaguely introduced too. A lot of time wasted on unnecessary and lengthy conversations, which could well be used to explain more why the Therns exist, why Mars is chosen, why Earth has the cave, who is the goddess??? I got so confused when one of the Therns started explaining the Earth and Mars and what they do…… @__@ What was that again?????? Geez…… So lame. Was it the author or the director’s fault?
When I put all those confusion and trying-to-interpret aside, I enjoyed the movie more. Sigh…… Love the visuals of those blue ray, they are so pretty! Oh, and those gorgeous structure. There was some funny and humorous scenes too, I was laughing pretty loud a few times. Oh, Taylor Kitsch is John Carter!!! Nice body! :D There’s something unique about his face, he has both the bad-boy and cute looks. We will be seeing more of him this year as Battleship is coming soon. :D
I told Andrew, if I could be a superhero on Mars, I wouldn’t want to come back here neither! Hahahahaha……
So, is it worth to watch? It is, beautiful movie. Provided, you can shake off all your beliefs and logical sense. Just like watching Avatar, but John Carter requires more imaginations and non-science explanation.
I met you.
I loved you.
You left me.
You hurt me.
We met again.
We kissed again.
I would choose,
To do it all over again.
One Day, a heart-wrenching movie. By the time I finished the movie, my heart ached so much.
So near yet so far. It is so painful to see that Emma had to go through so much to be with the man she loved. I just can’t agree to the idea of “love is about self-sacrificing”. On the other hand, how could you let someone who loved you so much to slip away and took ages to realise that you loved him/her too?
Although Emma did get to be with Dexter, it was a short-lived fairy tale. It is just, SAD! :(
I’m grateful, that the man I love, loves me back too. That I do not need to go through a decade of pain and wait for the man to love me back.
Life is too short to not let your loved ones know, that you love them.
Now go, “love” someone whole-heartedly. :)
Been hearing/reading nice reviews about this movie, but I didn’t get to watch it last year. Well, having a husband who adores actions, adventures, comedies, great cast and great stories, it is mission-impossible to get him to the cinema with me for a chick flick like this. How about my girl-friends? Hmm…… It’s funny, I don’t do movies with my girl-friends. Ah, we prefer to best use the time for catching up and gossips. LOL! Girls being girls, what do you expect? :P
Bridesmaids, so much of girl-friends stuff. I was amused, touched, sad and happy while watching it. I’m not sure how many of you out there could relate yourself to Annie in the movie, that your bestest friend of all suddenly has a new best friend and she doesn’t seem to need you a lot than she used to. I understand that feelings all too well. Took me years to accept that it is not my fault, to rebuild the confidence, but I do not open up my true self to friends anymore. I still help friends whenever they need, but I do not devote my whole self to friends anymore. I don’t categorise my friends to “best friends” and “good friends” anymore. If you’re a friend that’s worth my effort, you are my friend. Only a few really see the real me, those are the people that I am willing to let my guards down and be myself. Sad? Well, been hurt too much, it is only natural to want to protect yourself.
And how often have you experienced that awkward moment of meeting friends of your friend and struggling to find something to chat? And things get oh-so-diplomatic and people often asked if you’re married or how many children you have and blah, blah, blah! I was laughing so hard when Annie was at Lillian’s engagement party. Kakaka…… Mind you, it does happen to me, all the time! LOL!
Some may think that Annie is silly in her relationship with Ted, well, you don’t judge someone just like that. Her insecurities and low self-esteem, made her sexual relationship with Ted seemed so heaven. Who could blame her?
Anyway, it is a funny movie. Exaggerated sometimes, but it’s a movie. The message was clear, the actions were there, the humor was good and the ending was great. So, ya, one of my favorite comedies. :D
Ok, you don’t see me mentioning about the cast right? Seriously and honestly, I’m not familiar with them. LOL! Seen them in some movies or TV before, but not often. Chris O’Dowd is kinda cute by the way, love his voice. :D
The installation of kitchen cabinets and wardrobe last Saturday was a nightmare. I felt so sad. All I could do was sighing and sighing. Andrew, on the other hand, was tired. He was so busy with the house even when he was off from work for 2 days. He wanted to take his mind off the house for a while and proposed to go for a movie in the early morning of Sunday.
Mission: Impossible 4 – Ghost Protocol is something Andrew has been talking about since early of the year. He is so impressed with Tom Cruise performing all the stunts on his own instead of using a stunt-man. Tom Cruise has been my idol for a long time. Andrew only likes his movies in the recent years. Partly because of me, he has seen more of Tom Cruise’s movies. He has been telling me he MUST watch MI4. Hahahahaha…… 5 years I’ve been waiting for another MI movie. What a long wait.
Ghost Protocol, a great one. Although there are things which may look impossible and man-made, it is still a great movie. Seeing Tom Cruise risking his life climbing the Burj Khalifa is already exciting enough, worth every penny you paid for a movie ticket. Mission Impossible never lacks in action. Everything is well woven that you will never feel bored. There is humours too, which made me laughed out loud quite a number of times.
I noticed, Tom Cruise doesn’t play cool and handsome in the recent MI movies as much as the earlier ones. I still remember he kept showing people how beautiful his hair was in MI2! LOL!
Love the movie so much. Of course, LOVE Tom Cruise too! :D
Now, let’s see how beautiful Tom Cruise’s hair was in MI2. Just watch and you’ll understand what I mean. :P
Andrew wanted to watch Tower Heist, I disagreed. Hahahaha. I love Greek mythology if you have not know, Immortals would be my pick. We could watch Tower Heist on DVD, but Immortals you just have to feel the “power” and see its beauty on the BIG screen.
It’s the same producer of 300, there’s a lot of similarity in the movie. Pretty violent and bloody, just like 300. However, it’s a great enjoyment to the eyes! The graphic and visual are fantastic! Seeing those Greek gods in real persons made me go ooh-ing and ah-ing!
Sadly, the story is bad. The portrayals and images of the Greek gods are distorted too. Zeus appeared to be too gentle and human in Immortals, not the powerful godly side of him. Ares is just too kind and soft, where’s the God of War? Athena looks just an average girl! Sigh…… The story, is not at all the same with the myth. Guess they improvised on the myth to make it more commercial.
Henry Cavill, who played Theseus, has a great body!!! *Drools* Not to forget Mickey Rourke! He still looks charming and he too has a great body! Guess what, he is almost 60! Of course, he is undoubtedly talented and he acts well in almost every role. Been seeing quite a lot of him on the big screen recently. To be honest, Mickey Rourke is the only character in Immortals that impressed me.
Don’t bother going to the cinema for the film if you aren’t into mythology, you will be bored to death. Also, you may not understand a thing about those Greek gods. :) I enjoyed the movie, but I do not like its story.
Namewee, has become a “household” name that almost every Malaysian knows. No, I would not want to crown him as our “hero”. He is merely a brave Malaysian who dares to follow his dreams and has the guts to speak out, where most of us do not have! He also is one that does not give up nor succumb to failures. He is a man with courage. I am also not saying whatever he did was right (although some I think are necessary), but I salute his courage. He is not a politician, but his actions speak louder than words and better than any politician that did nothing but empty promises.
He is a very talented person too. Have you listened to his songs other than those created controversies or got him arrested? You should listen to his other songs. He is a song writer, a guitarist and a good singer. He too, is patriotic towards his homeland. He could have had a bright career in somewhere else, but he chose to come back and contribute. Knowing all the difficulties that he may face here, he still chose to come back. Now, he is a director and an actor!
Finally, his hard-work has finally paid off, with his movie showing in the cinemas! That is one big step for him and also for the government. For a man as controversial as Namewee, for his movie to be in the cinemas, I must go and support him!!! Yes, actions speak louder than words! Been trying to get a ticket but it is always full! For the past 3 days I’ve been going to KLCC just because it was full all the time! Yesterday we went 1 and a half hours earlier and we were lucky to get 2 tickets, and that was on the fifth row from the screen! Gosh…… Namewee and Nasi Lemak 2.0 is hot!
Indeed, a very entertaining and “real” movie. Something that all of us Malaysians could relate to. I am glad to see that Namewee does not try to speak in perfect Mandarin, instead our very own Malaysian slang, that makes me feel so warmth and close to the heart. A very simple movie with a very BIG storyline and message. If you get it, you get it. If you don’t, you just won’t get it. If you try to see it from another angle, you will just get what you wanted to see. If you try to twist the story to what you wanted to see, you will never understand Namewee’s intentions of making this movie.
For 1Malaysia to work, we need more people like Namewee, think like him and act like him. Not his profanities of course!
A really nice and enjoyable movie. With all the Malay language, English, Mandarin and some other dialects, a very homey movie. I would say that his movie even got a little bit essence of Stephen Chow’s movie.
It is a good movie, and it comes from Namewee, you just gotta go watch it and show him some support so that he has the motivation to continue doing what he is doing. Malaysians, show to the world that we can unite. We are Malaysians, not Chinese nor Malays nor Indians. I am Malaysian, not Chinese.
Hoping that one day, we do not have to fill up the “Race/Bangsa” column. Our race/bangsa is the same, Malaysia.
It’s been a while since I last went to a cinema for a movie. Blame it on Andrew. He works late most of the time now, by the time he reaches my office, it would be 7pm and by the time we get to KLCC, it would be 7.30pm. Too late for the 7pm movies and too early for the 9pm movies. After a long day at work, to catch a 9pm movie meaning we will reach home late and tired. Argh… Forget it then.
The Smurfs, Cars 2, Nasi Lemak 2.0, Contagion, Johnny English Reborn…… All of the movies that I would want to watch, and I only managed to watch one! T__T So sad!!!
Finally, Andrew managed to make it to my office at 6.30pm! That was 2 weeks ago. Got the tickets at RM9 each, Special Wednesday. Nasi Lemak 2.0 was full! Luckily Johnny English was not.
Laughed my heart and lungs out! Johnny English Reborn is so hilarious. Thumbs up to Rowan Atkinson. He looks pretty charming as a secret agent and when he is serious. Oh boy, those suits make him look even more charming. No questions on his talents.
This time, Johnny English isn’t just about making a fool of himself. He is a hero. In fact, I find that Johnny English is smart. To compare him with James Bond and Ethan Hunt, Johnny English may not have the physical strength but he has got more brains. He does not play cool but he always tries to keep his cool when things go wrong, and things always go wrong for him. Hahahahaha. Do not underestimate Johnny English, he is smarter than you think he is.
Gosh, now I just love Johnny English even more. My favorite secret agent after James Bond and Ethan Hunt. LOL!
“You may be old, but your wisdom grows with you.” :)
Daniel Craig’s first James Bond movie, I was impressed. His body is screaming I-am-HOT and his piercing blue eyes are oozing with temptation. His second James Bond movie, I was smitten. I’m waiting for his third James Bond movie! In the meanwhile, I always keep an eye for movies that he starred in.
First time when Andrew and I saw the trailer of Cowboys & Aliens, we were laughing away at the movie title and the plot. So lame! Hahahaha…… Saw it second time, we were both thinking, “hmm… Harrison Ford with Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde, not bad”. Third time we saw it, we were saying, “hey… perhaps we should watch it for the sake of the cast and the cowboys, it doesn’t look that bad”. Fourth time saw the trailer in the cinema, I told Andrew, “let’s watch it! I wanna see Daniel Craig, and Harrison Ford!” Hahahahaha……
Like I said it many times before, I don’t usually find a movie bad, if I said it is bad, it is really BAD. Cowboys & Aliens is just one of those movies that I would say, bad. The plot is so lame. The story is unclear, the characters are a mess, the aliens look more like monsters…… If it wasn’t for Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, guess I wouldn’t even bother to watch it. Ya, ya, I knew the story wouldn’t be good, I got attracted by Daniel Craig, that’s all. :P After the movie, I told Andrew, “sigh…… The movie would be a total epic fail if Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig weren’t in it”.
I couldn’t believe that the director was the one who directed Iron Man. I shall say he did a good job in directing, it is the story that sucks.
So folks, I have warned you. If you are a fan of Daniel Craig, you can’t miss this one, for all his charms and blue eyes and hot bod. If you love Harrison Ford, don’t watch the movie as he looks terrible in the movie. If you just want to see how bad it is, wait for the DVD then. :)
I have not seen any Captain America comics. The only memory I have for Captain America, was the shield and the mask. :) Oh, and I do know another thing, he doesn’t have any superpower, all he has is the super-regenerating cells, and he can die, just like any one of us. :D That, makes him more human, more us. :)
I marked Captain America as one of my MUST-SEE’s this year! Just because I wanted to know more about it. How he became the hero of America.
Chris Evans, as the Captain America. Honestly, I was smitten, with his Captain America look! Oh dear! We know he is a charming lad in Fantastic Four (as the human torch) and the edgy-rugged fella in Push (didn’t like his role in Push), but I must say he looks so different as the Captain America! I fell in love with Chris Evans, and Captain America. Hahahaha…… I didn’t expect him to “grow” so fit and macho!
Aside from the looks, Evans did pretty well in Captain America. He showed people that he could act too. Oh, and Hayley Atwell looks so lovely in the movie!
Captain America, a very simple and down-to-earth movie I would say, but not boring. Surprisingly, it has my full concentration in the cinema. There were conversations, the quiet scenes, the not-so-adrenaline-pumping fights, but it is not boring. Strange isn’t it?
I was blown away by Captain America. Hero is not born, hero is MADE. How true it is, haven’t we seen it everyday in our life?
Also, hero doesn’t necessarily have an easier life than any of us. Now, I love Captain America. :)
Can you believe that Harry Potter has been with us for 10 years? I was still an innocent college student back then. Hahaha.
Now saying goodbye to Harry Potter and his friends, feels weird. What is more weird, is that seeing they’ve grown from small kids to adults.
Frankly speaking, I love Hermione and Ron more. Hermione is smart, witty, pretty, down-to-earth and sincere. Ron, is humorous, loyal to friends, equally down-to-earth, always want to prove himself and just an average person like most of us. I bet most of us could relate a lot to Hermione and Ron.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 got me wanting for more. It was great. While Part 2, is so disappointing. The conversations almost put me to sleep. The predictable story-line didn’t surprise me at all. Some of the things that happened and said are lame. I went to the cinema expecting a great end, but I was disappointed.
Oh, there is one part that is really touching. Severus Snape…… A brave and yet complicated man with a love that is so strong than any other in the story. No one would have seen it coming and end in that way. Believe it or not, I shed a tear or two for Severus.
Anyway, Harry Potter has finally come to an end. A decade long of a story, has finally ended. There is a little bit of sadness. No more Harry Potter.
However, I hope there is a new “Harry Potter”. :) Not sure if J. K. Rowling is up for it. :) Albus Severus Potter…… Hmm…… Interesting. :)
Citibank Weekend promo has ended, but since we are always busy (or lazy) during weekdays, so Andrew suggested to go watch Transformers 3 Sunday morning. :D I was happy as a clam ’cause finally I’d be seeing my hero again, Optimus Prime. We were surprised to see that the Citibank privilege counter is still opening during weekend, since we can still use the credit card, so we went to queue at that counter. Another surprise, weekday promo is applicable on weekends too! RM10 for a ticket instead of RM13! Yeah yeah! :D
Seriously, that girl, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, I’m sorry to say that she doesn’t look pretty to me! Gosh…… She doesn’t have the whole package to fit in the movie. Worse, her acting sucks! At least Megan Fox could act better and her tanned skin fits perfectly in Transformers. Too bad Megan Fox is not “into” Transformers now…… Sigh.
Transformers, from its name you already know it is something to do with the Autobots and Decepticons, so you don’t step into the cinema expecting a lot of story-telling and characters. Do expect a lot of actions and robot-fighting scenes. However, there is one person that I like so much in Transformers 3, Agent Simmons! :D He is still that hilarious and fearless Simmons, but one thing keeps me wondering, how did he get so rich??? Gotta re-watch Transformers 2 to refresh my memory.
When I saw Optimus Prime, I couldn’t help but went oh-ing big time! LOL! I was like “WOW… Whoa… Fuyoohhh… OOOHHH……” Not sure if Andrew (or anyone) heard all of those, they may think I was having the BIG O. LOL!
Optimus Prime is just too handsome!!! Aiyoo…… When he swings his sword and axe and gun… When he jumps, flies…… Adoihhh…… If Optimus Prime ever stands before me for real, I think I’m gonna die, he could just take my breath away! Hahahaha. Sorry if I sound exaggerating a lil, I just couldn’t help it! The cartoon that accompanied me during my childhood is now real on the big screen, how could I not get adrenaline-pumped?!
All those robots, they just look so real in the movie. The movie has the Avatar’s magic, at the end of it, you would even think that they’re real.
I feel so sad when Ironhide…… *Cries* Ironhide!!!!! Want to know what happened to him? Go watch it lah. :P
Transformers 3, unleashed all the actions and fights against the Decepticons, super duper awesome! There were a few scenes made me laugh so hard and Andrew just had to cover my mouth with his hand! LOL! Worth every penny and second of our time for a movie like this.
There’s another thing I don’t understand too. When Bumble Bee is in Camaro form, the car looks so sleek and shiny, not even a scratch! However when Bumble Bee transformed into Autobot form, the surface looks so dirty and there are scratches all over. Why? Beats me.
10.45am. 18th June 2011. Saturday. Cloudy.
It’s weekend again. Third weekend of June, third movie of the month. Got ourselves 2 tickets for the price of one at TGV KLCC.
When Andrew and I first saw Green Lantern‘s trailer in the cinema, we were giggling at the name. Green Lantern! Sounds weird and it immediately reminded me of the Chinese red lanterns. :D Ryan Reynolds is in it! I must watch! MUST! However this Andrew wasn’t very keen. “Childish and weird”, he said! Goodness, that is Ryan Reynolds and how could he say it’s childish! Reynolds you know! *Drools* Okay, I forgot Andrew is a man, and men usually don’t get why we women go so ga-ga over some macho muscle-man. :D Ever since X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I just couldn’t get him out of my head. LOL! He has gotten so matured-looking over the years. I’ve seen a few episodes of Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place, but couldn’t really remember what it was all about, that was history long ago! But I like Reynolds still. :D
I must say he is a fine actor too. Just couple of months ago I watched Buried, one of Reynolds’ latest movie, I must say he did extremely well in it. No other actors, he is the only cast in the movie, lying in a coffin buried underground. A very disturbing and depressing movie I’d say, but also a very well-thought and compelling story. Hats off to Reynolds and the director of Buried.
All right, back to Green Lantern. I’ve never seen its comic books, so I’m not sure about the story. It’s just that the trailer looks good and I believe the movie wouldn’t be bad.
I was bugging Andrew to watch it with me and since there’s no other movie that he could think of, he finally agreed! Geez…… You see, now it is so hard to ask him to go watch a movie that I like with me. Speaking of men change after married! HA! Tell me about it!
Oops, sorry for the little drama there. Ah, yes, Green Lantern, Ryan Reynolds. :) Reynolds did well, but this movie doesn’t require lot of acting skill in order to do well. Instead, it required a lot of imaginations for the cast to do well. Acting in an empty space with the people in CGI blue costume is not easy. You just gotta appreciate that part of the production.
There are some other big stars too, like Blake Lively of the famous Gossip Girls! She is just so hot and gorgeous! I’m not sure why, perhaps I’m used to seeing her on TV in Gossip Girls, I find it a teeny bit weird to see her on the big screen. And together with Reynolds, makes me feel even more weird. Hahaha. She was doing ok in Green Lantern, pretty forgettable except that she is Hal Jordan’s girlfriend.
For a moment, I thought I saw Ewan McGregor. Shoot, I’ve always mistaken him as McGregor! He is Peter Sarsgaard, of course not as charming as Ewan McGregor. :) I only remember him in 2 movies that I’ve seen, Flight Plan and Orphan. He played his bad-guy character so bloody well! It’s like he was born to be the “bad guy”. LOL. Oh, not forgetting Mark Strong who looks so cool in red as Sinestro! Too bad he didn’t make much appearances in the movie.
Also, those green suits are so cool!!! It’s just like their second skin on their body. Ooohhh… Reynolds’ body is so hot……
All in all, a very enjoyable superhero movie with some humors and action. I bet we would see more of Green Lantern in the future. Hopefully, they would keep Reynolds in it for as long as possible. :)
Somehow or rather, I find this line (below) from the movie to be, lame! Wuahahaahahahaha.
“Green is the color of WILL.” — Of all colors, it has to be green! LOL! I’m sorry, perhaps the comic writer loves green. :P
Hahahaha…… Monsters, Inc., the one and only movie that I can watch over and over again without feeling bored. :D Few years ago, I went to a video store just to buy its original DVD. I once asked Andrew to convert the DVD into iPhone compatible format so that I could watch it whenever and wherever I want. When it was on the local TV, I’d watch it again. How many times I’ve watched it? I have no idea! 10 times? Maybe. :D
So, why do I love Monsters, Inc. so much? Boo is cute, Sullivan is cute, Mike is hilarious, the story-line is something new, the graphic is so pretty and “alive”, and the underlying message is just so meaningful. Need me to say more?
There’s a particular scene that I would always laugh out loud no matter how many times I’ve seen it. Sully, lost Boo while running away from the evil Randall. When Sully found Boo’s eye in a garbage dump, he thought Boo was in there. He then watched the pile of garbage, which he thought Boo was in it, being sent through a conveyor belt and repeatedly crushed by the machines, his expressions are so freaking funny I tell ya!!! Even right now I am all smiling recalling that scene! Hahaha. Andrew, just couldn’t take it every time I laugh so hard at that scene, “you’ve seen it so many times and you can still laugh???” LOL. He just doesn’t get it. :P
When Mike making funny faces or doing those idiotic actions, it is hilarious too. How can I not laugh? Ya ya, I’ve seen it so many times, but they’re still funny.
The message that I got from the movie, everything is just like a piece of coin, it all has 2 sides. It depends on which side you choose to see. That makes the world filled with people from both sides. We are lucky enough to have the freedom to choose, there are people out there who do not have that luxury to even choose their own destiny. I am glad that Andrew always sees the other side of the coin for me. Whenever I am seeing things from my side, he will tell me the different view from the other side. I am fortunate enough and grateful to get to see both sides of a story.
When we can obtain better outcome from another way (collecting laughter from children), why are we insisting on doing what we do now (collecting screams from children)? If only someone could point that out to us every time, we could spend lesser time finding/seeing it.
Who said cartoon/animation is just for laughs? There’s so much it can tell you when you really open your eyes and “see”. :)
X-Men, a name that is so familiar since childhood. I watched X-Men cartoons on TV with my younger sister and cousin, every weekend. Three of us were always jumping with joy whenever we got new X-Men toy. :D I still remember, Wolverine was my cousin’s favorite, my younger sister’s favorite was Rogue while my favorite was Storm and Iceman. Back then, we didn’t really understand the story, all we know was X-Men are a bunch of people with cool superpowers. Hahaha. My cousin would always bare his teeth with his hands crossed in front of the chest and chased us. Hahaha. What a childhood. Oops, that kind of give my age away and which era I’m from. Hahaha. I’m not that old, okay. :P
So, yeah, X-Men is my childhood companion too and I love it, even to this day. Andrew and I have never missed the film series. :)
However, when I saw X-Men: First Class, sort of like a prelude to the X-Men film series, I wasn’t keen to watch it. Again, I don’t see big stars in the movie. Hahaha. I was wrong, so very wrong, again.
I read a review last week from WordPress Freshly Pressed page, the blogger of course did not reveal the story of the movie, but the review was good enough to “entice” me to watch the movie! Then, Andrew’s aunt told us she brought her kids to the movie and it was good. Also, Andrew has heard some good comments from his friends and colleagues. So, we decided to watch it and see it for ourselves. :) Again, June is the last month for Citibank’s Weekends buy 1 free 1 promotion that started since January, we must grab the opportunity while it lasts. I’m so gonna miss this promotion after this, been utilising it since February and it is really a good bargain.
Good lord! I am now glad that we watched it on the big screen! No regrets! Two thumbs up!
First, we now understand where the anger of Magneto came from. Then, the painful parting of 2 good friends just because of each having a different view on one common thing. The bond and friendship between Magneto and Xavier was so strong that we could even feel their pain.
Ahhh…… Now I know how the Beast got his present physical look. Oh, and the metal helmet that Magneto is wearing all the time actually came from his “creator”. So, Mystique and Xavier actually know each other for a long time. Ohhh…… That is how Mystique went on to be on Magneto’s side.
I was cracking my head trying to recall who’s that guy that played Charles Xavier and he looks so familiar. I Googled for it, whoa, James McAvoy, the leading actor in Wanted alongside Angelina Jolie! Also, he’s the Faun in The Chronicles of Narnia.
When I saw Kevin Bacon, my jaw dropped. Hahahaha. Didn’t know he was in the movie too!!! Geez, how could I have missed that big name from the movie?! And, Hugh Jackman made a cameo appearance. LOL! Oh, I almost forgot, Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) looks charming at times. :) He played very well in the movie.
X-Men: First Class, a great movie. Though the lengthy conversations at the beginning of the movie, every X-Men film has this same thing, are pretty boring, you just can’t deny those cool actions and visual effects are indeed the plus points. Andrew and I just love those actions and magnificent effects. I was whoa-ing a couple of times. Furthermore, it has a good story that is very close to the comic version. Definitely worth the money.
If you’re an X-Men fan and having doubts like me on this movie, don’t. It’s definitely worth to watch on the big screen. Go now before it’s too late. Well, don’t bother if you’re not an X-Men fan, you wouldn’t understand the logic of it. However, if you want to start, this is a good one to begin with so that you get a good picture of what X-Men is all about. Then go on and watch the rest of the film series.
Citibank buy 1 free 1 weekend promotion is ending this June. So, Andrew and I are making the advantages of it to watch movies on weekends. After this, we will either have to watch on a Wednesday or pay more. Luckily the weekday RM10 fixed price is valid till the end of this year.
Can you believe that we watched Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for just RM9 for 2 persons? Yes, we did, with the buy 1 free 1 promotion. :D I saw Melissa gotten this Kungfu Panda tumbler weeks ago and it was really unique. So, I bought one too. Hahaha. Andrew was giggling at the size, “SO BIG!!!” He felt uneasy walking with the big tumbler after the show and walked all the way back to the carpark to leave it in the car. LOL. The tumbler cost RM14.90, filled with drinks (of your choice) and popcorn. :D I was watching Pirates of the Caribbean with the Kungfu Panda tumbler. Hahahaha.
This is the 4th sequel of Pirates of the Caribbean. I’ve never missed one. :) Captain Jack Sparrow is just too hilarious. Johnny Depp is truly an amazing actor, and charming too even with those long hair wig and beard.
However, On Stranger Tides did not surprise me a lot. A little bit, but not much. It is an OK movie, nothing makes me go “wow”. Only the beautiful mermaids that captured my heart for a while. Most of it are pretty predictable. I did have a good laugh though. Andrew blamed it on the many sequels that I have watched, that sorta made the plots and scenes expectable and the excitement of anticipation has gone. Hmm…… True, I believe.
So, if you are a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean, you are just gonna like this one just like I did. If you’re not a fan of Captain Jack Sparrow and seeking only pure entertainment, you’ll get entertained indeed. :) However, don’t expect too much of a good storyline. If you go looking for it, you ain’t gonna get it. :)
ADD: Oops, I forgot to mention the forever beautiful and stunning Penelope Cruz! She is so gorgeous. What a candy to the eyes.
The next big adrenaline-pumping movie in anticipation is, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Can’t wait!!!
Last night, as usual, switched on the TV when I got home. It was 10pm and just the right time the movie started. Didn’t see the title but I finished the whole movie.
The Wool Cap, about a middle-aged man, Gigot who lost his vocal cords and his sister in a car accident, lived a solitude live for half of his lifetime. His lonely live was soon disrupted by the arrival of Louella, a 12-year-old girl who got abandoned by her drug addict mother. Gigot and Louella soon developed a bond that makes Gigot wanted to adopt Louella as his daughter and get back in touch with his family that he abandoned long ago.
It is a very touching story and movie, with William H. Macy‘s impeccable performance. He is no doubt a very experienced and excellent actor, whenever he’s in a movie, be sure to get swept off the ground by his charming acts. He could express the emotions of the character so well that not a word that needs to be spoken to feel it, and it goes straight to your heart. That’s the magic of William H. Macy. Not forgetting the movie I watched with Andrew back in 2007, Wild Hogs, by Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and Macy. It is such a hilarious movie! Macy was so funny in Wild Hogs, even up to this day I couldn’t stop laughing whenever Wild Hogs came into my mind, like right now. Whenever I see people with the same dressings on those Harley Davidson bikes, I would point at them and turn to Andrew, “Wild Hogs eh”. Both of us would start giggling. Hahahahaha.
You know, when people said don’t judge a book by its cover, the same goes to don’t judge a movie by its cast. I don’t judge a book by its cover as my reading range is pretty wide. However when it comes to movie, I am pretty picky about the cast in a movie. Hahaha. If I don’t see any big names or familiar faces in a movie, I often choose not to watch it. I could be wrong and I was wrong quite a couple of times. :)
The Wool Cap is a very meaningful and heart-warming movie, even Andrew was watching it and not switching channels in between commercial time. He too was fascinated by the story.
At the end of the movie, when Gigot showed Louella that, “I am your father”, I couldn’t help but tears just streamed down my face! Kanasai…… So touching leh…… *Sobs sobs*
Sorry, this is the only “decent” video of The Wool Cap that I could find on YouTube. What a pity, such a great movie but no one cares to upload a trailer of it. Sigh.
Another creepy movie of Anthony Hopkins.
I am not a big time fan of Hopkins, but undeniably, he is a very talented and remarkable actor. I’ve watched none of his Hannibal series except one, Red Dragon. That was also by chance I watched it, with my dad. A pretty disturbing movie I’d say. Until now I still couldn’t get rid of Ralph Fiennes’ tattooed body from my mind. Hopkins was more of a supporting role in Red Dragon though.
The Rite, all about exorcism in the modern days. The movie is surrounding Michael Kovak (played by Colin O’Donoghue) who did not believe in demon or God and finally found his faith through Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins) by performing exorcism on his own.
From the movie, I ponder, we sometimes see things from our point of view, what if those are the things that the devil shows us just to deceive us? How could one know if we are deceived? Perhaps, just perhaps, this whole world is a deception. Devil or not, demon or god, what if all that we see now, is nothing but an illusion? Ahh…… Just the thought of it is enough to make me feel eerie. Ish……
The Rite, was a teeny bit boring in the middle. There isn’t too much of horror, but the story is enough to keep me going with it. The ending is pretty predictable, the good/bright one always prevails.
Not a bad movie at all. I can see that the director is trying to do this movie in a very delicate way, not to offend anyone on either side of the line. Whether you’re a believer or non-believer, there’s no harm in watching The Rite. It is pretty entertaining in its own way, but be prepared for the boring part in the middle of the movie. :D Hats off to Anthony Hopkins.
Knowing that Andrew would fall asleep in the cinema if we were to watch it in the cinema. So, I was watching the movie alone, on PPS, Andrew went out for supper with his dad. During the last exorcism, towards the end of the movie, I actually paused it and waited for Andrew to come back! Hahahaha…… Too scary to watch alone in the room after midnight! To Andrew, his face was like “what is there to be scared about, it’s all fake.” Hahahahaha.
Love this particular line from Anthony Hopkins in the movie — “Choosing not to believe in devil will not protect you from him”. Scary, but somewhat true. It’s the same like choosing not to believe in death will not protect you from dying. Eventually, we all are going to die.
If you’re a fan of Fast & Furious, you wouldn’t want to miss Fast Five.
If you’re a fan of Paul Walker, more reason for you to watch Fast Five.
If you’re a fan of Vin Diesel, you should watch Fast Five.
If you’re a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, you have got to watch Fast Five!
If you’re a fan of fast and beautiful cars, Fast Five is your thing.
If you’re a fan of all of the above, Fast Five is definitely, absolutely one that you MUST watch. :D And I am so happened to be a fan of all of the above. Hahaha. So is Andrew. Okay, maybe he isn’t much of a fan of those actors. Hahahaha.
First half of the movie, there isn’t much of fast cars and racing, more of adventure and action packed movie. The remaining half, fuyooohhhh!!! Thumbs up!!! Racing, fast cars, pretty cars, pretty girls, actions, guns, fire, fights…… It was so enjoyable and exciting!
If you wanna see The Rock versus Vin Diesel and who won, you’ve to watch it yourself. It was incredibly jaw-dropping. :D
It is a fun action movie, if it’s action that you’re seeking, you’ll be pleased. To me, no regrets of watching it! Worth every penny for the excitement that it brought me. Oh, not forgetting the humorous conversations too. Surprisingly, Fast 5 is funny too. :)
There are so many familiar faces in Fast 5, Jordana Brewster is getting hotter and hotter, Tyrese Gibson is so freaking funny, Sung Kang who came back to life after Tokyo Drift looked so much better, Gal Cadot is still so charming and don’t forget Ludacris!!! All of them have previously appeared in Fast & Furious. Gosh, couldn’t get enough of Fast 5! I love Fast 5!!! Yeah!!!
Here, enjoy the short trailer. :)
Ironically, the ones who think they’re so smart are actually the idiots. :)
3 Idiots, a Bollywood movie that Andrew’s cousin recommended. We watched it 2 weeks ago, and we fell in love with it.
Aamir Khan is no stranger to me. I know I’ve seen him in some Bollywood movies, which I’ve watched when I was in secondary school with my neighbour, but I do not know which ones. As you know, Bollywood’s movies name are so difficult to remember. His acting is indeed very impressive.
The movie is about 3 strangers, came together in an engineering college. Farhan, studies engineering for the sake of following his father’s wishes. Raju, studying engineering in hope to become an engineer so that he could change the life of his family. Rancho (Chanchad), studies for the mere reason of gaining knowledge.
3 friends with 3 different background, despite of being called idiots, helping and supporting each other. There are so many laughters in the movie, and there are sadness too. For the whole 2 hours, we just couldn’t stop laughing.
I love this thing that Rancho has been saying so frequent in the movie, something like “you don’t chase success. When you have gained the knowledge, success will naturally come to you”. It is so true. How many of us are chasing success and how many exactly has succeeded? All he is saying is, learn and gain as much knowledge as you can, when the time comes, success will be yours.
I shall not write further, you should watch the movie. Everyone should. Not just for yourselves, perhaps with the realisation, you’ll be bringing up your children differently. Results in school is not everything. :)
They speak in both Indian and English in the movie. It’s best to watch with English subtitles if you do not understand Indian. :)
Wanted to catch a movie last Saturday, fortunately Rango is still on the big screen!!! Only one time slot, guess it’s coming down soon. Again, utilising the Citibank buy 1 free 1 promotion. :)
Rango, so hilarious! The way Johnny Depp speaks is hilarious!!! Gosh…… The movie is just too good and you gotta watch it to know it. The underlying message, everyone of us has our own journey to travel. You have to walk your own path and not just following others. Also, when there’s a will, there’s a way.
Okay, I must admit one thing, I was too tired and sleepy, at one point, I nearly fell asleep!!! I was so close to just close my eyes and sleep away, but I realised I was in the cinema and sleeping in a cinema is just so not ME. Hahahaha. No, Rango is not boring at all. Don’t get me wrong.
Just go laugh your hearts out.
Saw the trailer last month, thought it would be a great movie. Then 2 weeks ago saw the making on local TV, geez…… The way the director filmed the movie was so shaky, it was like watching from a video cam by people who doesn’t know how to film. I felt dizzy. Andrew saw the trailer on TV and told me he wanted to go watch it, I disagree, told him that the movie was filmed in such a way similar to Cloverfield and Quarantine. He also dropped the thought to watch it then. Hahaha.
I was surprised that a friend sent me a message asking if I would like to watch World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles. I am glad and grateful that my friend did think of me. I really appreciate them thinking of me. It shows that I’m on their mind, and I’m happy for that. :) With the free tickets, my sweet friend even said I could bring Andrew along. How sweet! :)
With the free tickets, Andrew was quick to say OK! Hahaha. Both of us were hoping it wouldn’t be as bad and dizzy as Cloverfield. True enough, BLA did not fail us. It’s a good movie. Storyline is pretty much similar to War of the Worlds and Cloverfield, but the point of view has switched. Both War of the Worlds and Cloverfield were from the civilians POV, BLA is from the POV of the soldiers fencing against the aliens.
I always believe every movie has an underlying message, here, the movie encourages heroic act, that always comes with a price. Don’t go there if you’re not ready to pay that price, it could be too much for you to handle.
Saw some critic commented that the movie is a junk and whoever watches and likes it, they’re idiots. I find it too harsh though. Well, you just can’t please everybody.
Not a bad action movie at all. (I don’t mean to say that it’s nice just because I got a free ticket, and I wouldn’t say that it’s bad too just because it’s free. :) )
Saw the trailer of Devil last year, as usual, I had to give the movie a pass as Andrew never likes horror movies. The mood struck again this afternoon, went on PPS to look for it. Surprisingly, it’s on PPS.
No big and famous cast, there is only one person I know from the movie, that is M. Night Shyamalan. Hahaha. He was the co-producer of the movie and he wrote the story. If you’ve been following my movie posts, you should know I’m a fan of Shyamalan. The previous Airbender sucks, luckily this time, Devil isn’t as bad.
5 persons, 3 men and 2 women, got in the same elevator. 5 of them, with different background and their own secrets, die one by one inside the stalled elevator. It is believed that one of them is the Devil himself, hunting the others down.
The story looked a bit like Final Destination, but still it’s pretty watchable. I’m really impressed with the acting of 2 particular persons in the elevator, the younger woman and the young mechanic. 2 of them are so good!
When the lights went off in the elevator, I was basically holding my breath too! The director definitely knows how to keep the audience suspended.
There is a message even in such low budget horror movie, that we are to take responsibility of what we do or did. We all make mistakes, but WE have to take full responsibility of our mistakes, not others. Funny that, this is exactly what I heard/learned during my training last Friday! Coincidence? I don’t know. And just a moment ago I was watching the trailer of the Devil on YouTube, just to choose a better one to put in this post, obviously the loading was done, but it stopped right at “A Reason”! That is the end of the sentence “Everything Happens For A Reason”. Gosh…… This starts to sound creepy. I shall end here. Good night. Enjoy the trailer (not scary enough I feel).