Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I can be your hero

Your right ah zui. I always dream of being a cool super hero and super heroes don't come in small packages. Heroes work very hard to achieve what normal humans cannot. Here I shall follow your footstep and pay tribute to some of our own local heroes.

Lim Goh Tong is Gambit
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Royal Flush! Meet the man who boost Malaysia's economy with our own money.

Datuk Azalina Othman is Wonder Woman
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Who else better to be our Youth and Sports Minister? She is a 5 DAN black belt who will not hesitate to kick you in the balls... literally.

Jallaludin Hassan is The Riddler
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Jawapan mu tamat? Jawapan terakhir? Jawapannya ..... Selepas ini.

Lillian Too is Jean Grey
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Today's Feng Shui tips: Put a 3 legged frog in your living room near the front door for money luck. You can get it from my outlet for only RM299.90 and you will recieve a free crystal ball to hang at your window ... make sure it faces directly at the sunlight.

See ya!~

Sunday, March 26, 2006

V for very good

Catched another movie recently -- V for Vendetta. By the way if guys wanna catch a movie I highly recommend the GSC in One Utama, its new and its cool. Give it a try.

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Decided to make my blog look more serious by adding more movie reviews, its good, I get to watch more movies and improve my english, its also good start for my movie career ... haha

This film is Not directed by the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix) in case you guys got it wrong, the merely wrote the screenplay and were Producers for the movie. The Director is James McTeigue who was assistant director for the Matrix Trilogy and other films. Hugo Weaving plays the Hero and the Bald girl in the poster is Natalie Portman.

The movie was adapted from the graphic novel of the same title, The Wachowski brothers even started working on the draft of the script before they even started the matrix. And by the way I didnt really liked the last 2 episodes of the Matrix trilogy, not nicely done, but this movie here is different.

A very good Script I must say, the dialogues are nice. Most of them are meaningful, but it actually depands on the viewers language standard to understand most of it. Try this one:

This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is it vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

Exactly how many words do you understand in this paragraph, and try counting the number of times the alphabet V was used.

Before the movie, most people (like me) would imagine the hero to be cool and mysterious, a guy with nothing much to say ... you have no idea how wrong I am. V quotes alot from Macbeth by Shakespere, and if you aren't familiar with them, your gonna have a hard time understanding the rest of script.

The story involves around the goverment and politics, and in my point of view indirectly pointing at America. Its like an imaginative vision of the future, where dictatorship rules and the world is overly Secured. Flashbacks were often used to tell the story, of the Goverment came to rule and how V came to be.

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Through out the movie beautiful shots appear, like the one above. Its not computer graphic (I think) but just the directors attempt to potray an important moment in the plot. If u have no idea what is he doing in the picture I suggest you watch the movie and look for this part, its nice.

Some people think that this movie is boring and overly dramatic (ecspecially the ending), and the political statement is to hard to get. What people are missing is the meaning behind the scenes, The fight for liberty, for the people and the country, its not only about a man trying to seek revenge. The hero is not just some guy, he is a SYMBOL. I admit the flow wasn't smooth enough, but its not that rough that you have to spend alot of time understanding it (Try watching 3rd Generation and The beautiful washing machine ... those really give you headaches like you have a brain tumour).

Hugo Weaving, hidden behind the mask, does wonderful acting. He potrys the dramatic and emotional side of the hero, along side Natalie Portman, who plays Evey. Natalie was considered a good actress the minute she got her head shaved bald. If I were a hot chick, I rather do Porn than to shave my long beautiful hair ... but thats me. The relationship between V and Evey are well handled and some people would find it touching.

Remember bullet-time in the Matrix? Well in here there is another exiciting Knife time. This scene is nicely done, Superb action and special effects. Not to mention the explosions, reminds the audience of what you can experience in cinimas that pirated DVD cannot (unless you are so damm rich you buy yourself exspensive home theatre ... then you can invite me over to your house)

Fantastic script with nice action and a thoughtful message, it is a must watch movie, A- I give it. Been a long time since I ever watched a nice movie like this on the cinema.

Wrote too much, my blogs gonna be damm boring ... See ya!~
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"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof" -- V

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Laughter is the best medicine

Been rather busy with things recently, don't really have much time to blog. But anyways i got to watch some nice DVDs, one of them Patch Adams.

Thank you Gay Shyang for the DVDs, will return the favour 1 day :D

Our job is improving the quality of life, not just delaying death.

Based on a true story, to me Patch Adams is a truly remarkable film, a film with nice humour and meaningful to the heart. Made in 1998 and directed by Tom Shadyac, also starring Robin Williams ... Yes I know I am late to watch this movie, and also very late for a review but like Patch Adam in the movie says "I.D.G.A.R.A., I don't give a rat's ass."

The humours are good, really very funny. Especially at the begining when they having this session with the doctor and Patch makes fun of this guy, Beany (I think). Beany has this problem where one of his hand is always lifted and it doesnt come down, so Patch makes a remark and asks Beany "where is the way to heaven" and the whole room laughs, he continues to make more and one I particulary like is "Beany how to you say hello to hitler". Robin Williams was also very funny when he played with the bone (like those you see in Science Lab) and go kacau the girl.

Robin William is good at comedies, but what makes him outstanding is that he is also good with being serious, and can juggle them pretty well in a movie ... now that's good acting, although not the best.

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Yup, thats the REAL Patch Adams.Storyline was good since its based on a real story, some characters and events were made up to make it more dramatic. Basically kinda shows you the dark side of a Hospital, and what they teach to the students. But I guess it's really kinda true cause you hand over your life the doctors and some will think like they are GOD, that they have power over your life and you NEED him to survive. And even if you die they will say its not their fault, even if it really is.

By the way I heard about this DAMANSARA Hospital and Putrajaya Hospital are giving away BAD services, try not to go there even if you are 10 seconds away from dying and its like 2 steps in front of you ... Cause I heard it doesn't make any difference, whether you went in there or not. Its rumours I heard FROM people lar ... it's your life, you decide.

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The movie shows how important it is for a man to give, than to recieve. Patch Adams poses a treat to the society of its time, not really him, but his characteristic. People are selfish and mostly not trust worthy. But Patch is different, he shows passion and compasionate towards other people, he is trying to help people, not just cure them. This movie did a good job, and provides inspiration the viewers. I even heard some Medical school show this movie to students who are going to be future doctors. The scene where Robin Williams debated against a bunch of people from the medical director board was nice, the speach was touching, and it really kicked them in the balls.

Personal Favourite Quote: You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person I'll guarantee you'll win. No matter what the outcome

Overall I rate it A definately must watch, for aspiring film makers and Doctors, this is movie is simply meaningful, and a nice sense of humour.

Might do a review on The Green Mile soon, or maybe Shawshank Redemption after I watch it....

See ya!~

Death is not the enemy gentlemen. If we're going to fight a disease, let's fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference -- Patch Adams