Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Try the trailer here. http://www.mediaasia.com/loveinapuff/tc_main.html
It's not ONLY a love story. Pang Ho-Cheung is delightful, as always. Shawn Yue has a certain charm in some strange way. I personally think Miriam gave her best ever movie performance here.
P/S : It's very HK production, no "bing-bing"s, Big-S or xiao ming and the gang. The movie title is a nice play of the Taiwanese Mayday's hit song but it has nothing to do with it.
Monday, November 01, 2010
Gage: Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: [stares out the window] No.
Gage: Do you think I deserve it?
Mark Zuckerberg: [looks at the lawyer] What?
Gage: Do you think I deserve your full attention?
Mark Zuckerberg: I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition, and I don't want to perjure myself, so I have a legal obligation to say no.
Gage: Okay - no. You don't think I deserve your attention.
Mark Zuckerberg: I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try - but there's no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention - you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing.
Mark Zuckerberg: Did I adequately answer your condescending question?
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Not only the magazine collections are extensive from the academics to the pop-gossipy type, they are all borrow-able.
And DVDs also available!!!!
Yes, there're no tulips or other colorful blooms around but you can sit and lie down without noticing that it's the concrete jungle island.
One thing I learned.... never dismiss something you never really have time and opportunity to know more about.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Sunday, September 05, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
曲︰莫文蔚 詞︰林夕 編︰Terence Teo 監︰張亞東
一個人睡著 或睡不著 喜歡看書 就看到日出
何必再等誰 一起訴苦 各自忙碌 有什麼好處
盲目如何變反目 愛的程序我早已爛熟 可是說
愛過的愛人 一個個數 誰給過我 這一種滿足
愛情有一本賬簿 從盈到虧 我早已爛熟 可是說
伴侶是身外之物 我又不甘 不服
身處 何處有淨土 獨立 立在哪裡無寒露
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
" I have never believed that race was ever a real issue when people hated one another. I have always found, without fail, that racism was just surface stuff. When I scratched that surface and went just a little deeper, I invariably found that prejudice was rooted in more basic human weaknesses like fear or greed " ~ Yasmin Ahmad, The Storyteller August 2004
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Met up with my friend, Chia Chun and her mates in Taipei. We were having Taipei old street walkathon & eat-athon around old Ximen area.
Pics above taken at the temple, the last pit stop of the tour after a sumptuous beef noodle (sorry, Cameron, we didn't know you are vegetarian) and a special local flavor traditionally made ice cream. Too bad the "po pi liao" was closed at night so we couldn't see the place where the latest Taiwanese box-office "Monga" was filmed.
As usual, it's great to catch up with fellow CSers and again, thanks to ChiaChun for such a lovely night. Your effort towards greener life is definitely commendable and I will emulate it wherever and whenever I can. I will start by having a pair of chopstick around with me!
And of course, to Ethan and Sappho, it's great meeting you guys. Ethan, I guess we will have more lengthy conversations if we have chance. And Sappho, enjoy your trip to Spore and Siem Reap! And yes, ChiaChun, I am happy that now Taiwan will be ready to take over %h^n& with the great Eslite bookstore!!!!!!! Conquer it culturally!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wronglah you people!!!
It's battle between Mani and Paul!!!
Having said that, I kinda agree with Carlos Marchena.
Now, shouldn't the spotlight on those players who's gonna running and chasing the ball like mad instead???
Friday, June 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Director : George Clooney
Cast : David Straithairn, George Clooney, Frank Langella, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson
Tagline : We will not walk in fear of one another
The movie reminded us on the McCarthyism and its universal danger itself. Shot in stylish black-and-white, it cleverly intersects with the live-footages and documentaries to portray McCarthy and a slew of real characters played flawlessly by an ensemble of amazing actors. The movie was cut into segments marked by a singing Dianne West and the jazz band was a brilliant play to the fact that each cut was exactly 23mins, which was the length of the TV shows such as the one portrayed in the movie during that era. I would say it's time well-spent!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Life of David Gale (2003)
Director : Alan Parker
Cast : Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney
Tagline : The crime is clear. The truth is not.
Kevin Spacey is in his element and it's one of his subtly strongest performance. I forgive him for taking the villain role in Superman (or is it Spiderman?) if he keeps on taking roles like David. But of course, money is needed to do theatre. Kate Winslet and Laura Linney are having miles and miles of differences as actors but they shared one common trait, i.e. they are both very good in what they're doing. Winslet managed to be American (remember, this is before Revolutionary Road) and somehow I feel most British actresses have more trainings and kinda well prepared. Linney while being an American actress broke all the stereotype I had in my mind and I always enjoy her movies though I really cannot understand her taking on projects such as The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johannsen but I guess she gotta make some money too right?
Some interesting trivia; George Clooney and Nicholas Cage were the earliest choice for the role of David and THANK GOD they turned it down though Cage stayed as producer. Spacey is the best fit and I still get chills from his turn in The Usual Suspects. And Nicole Kidman was the first choice for Winslet role????? I mean, what happen to the producers and directors?
Memorable Quotes :
[Governor Hardin and David Gale are engaged in a debate on Batter's Box]
Governor Hardin: Alan (the debate moderator), let me say something I always say and I'm gonna keep on saying. And that is that I HATE killin'. That's why my administration is willing to kill to stop it.
David Gale: So, you don't subscribe to the idea that 'a good state is the one that protects its most despised members?'
Governor Hardin: It's a nice liberal idea. But, like most nice liberal ideas, naive.
David Gale: It's a quote from you, Governor. From your first state attorney campaign
Governor Hardin: [flustered] You've got me, Professor. But let me, in my defense, offer YOU a quote. Winston Churchill: 'If you're not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart, if you're still a liberal at thirty, you've got no brain.'
[studio audience laughs]
David Gale: So, basically, you feel, to choose another quote, 'society must be cleansed of elements which represent its own death.'
Governor Hardin: Well, yes. I'd have to agree.
Governor Hardin: Did I say that too?
David Gale: No, that was Hitler.
I couldn't help but thinking how interesting it will be if we can see politicians/activists/interested public debate on TV on policy and stuff but yeah... it's wishful thinking.
David Gale: [Giving a lecture to his college students] Fantasies have to be unrealistic. Because the minute- the second- that you get what you want, you don't- you can't- want it anymore.
And we are wondering why people gossip???
David Gale: [while drunk] Socrates was ugly, Plato was fat, and, um, and Aristotle was a prissy dresser!
It's time to dig out the Greek philosophy text book!!!!!!!!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Cast : Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce
Mr. Cinema (老港正传 Lou Gong Jing Juen) 2007
Cast : 黄秋生 Anthony Wong , 郑中基 Ronald Cheng, 毛舜筠 Teresa Mo, 莫文蔚 Karen Mok, 鲍 起静Paw Hee Ching, 岑建勋 John Sam
Sui Yuet Sen Tao (岁月神偷 Echoes of the Rainbow) will be a logical next to watch.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Shutter Island (2010)
Director : Martin Scorsese
Cast : Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams
Never really been a great fan of DiCaprio but Scorsese's repeated movies casted him made me intrigued especially this time. Give me something of the Girl, Interrupted kinda vibe. It's a thriller nicely done. Entertaining. Go watch it.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Suruhanjaya Penipuan Malaysia
You help me, I help you
and the one I find the funniest......
Jangan bagi dia nyanyi lain kali hahahahahah
Who says Malaysian aren't creative?
P/S : The greatest spin will be in the mainstream newspaper tomorrow. For the first time in a long while, I am excited to read the paper in the morning.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
And Hawkins is funny too. Besides warning us not to contact aliens because it might be dangerous, he quipped something about aliens appearance which to the effect of aliens not gonna look like Marilyn Monroe. Funny professor! Apparently Hawking love Monroe!
District 9 (2009)
Tagline : You are not welcomed here.
That prompted me to finally watch District 9, which had been in my collection for quite some time. And my verdict... fantastic! I really admire the creativity of the screenwriter and the director in the plot of the movie. And the special effects are special in the sense that it don't feels like special effect at all. A lot of undertone and subtext were being read on the premise of the movie touching issues such as discrimination and apartheid since the movie is based in South Africa.
Not to forget the subtext on the issue of weapon industry which coincidentally South Africa is also one of the big weapon producer.
Two thumbs up! Go watch it!!!!!!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Something is gravely wrong here (I have an urge to utter profanities).........
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Sunday, April 04, 2010
It's Complicated (2009)
Director : Nancy Meyers
Cast : Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin
Alex :Is it really necessary for you to always say no before you say yes?
It's refreshing to sometimes see Streep in a non-dramatic role. This is one of them. Baldwin and Martin both showed their chemistry hosting the previous edition of Oscar.
It's a nice entertaining movie examining who we are in a relationship and how important to embrace that.
Have a good laugh!
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WHO IS A QUALIFIED VOTER?
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- Has attained 21 years of age
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I have to apologize to my blog as what I am gonna do later is to post a link with a video showing a despicable character.
I, I, I, I, I, I...........................
(sigh....some people really 面目可狰 muka menyampah)
Go see for yourself. http://malaysia-today.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30925:minorities-cry-foul-in-malaysia&catid=21:special-reports&Itemid=100135
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wondering when will be my next trip.......
you can check out some of the contributors' travel blog here:
Director : Grant Heslov
Cast : George Clooney, Ewan McHregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey and err... Goats
Tagline : No goats, No glory
A successful ensemble of big names and it's Clooney's vehicle again! He shines here as the near lunatic psychic spy of New World Army and it's hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I won't say it's the best work of the actors, but worth a laugh. In this crazy world, we need some.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Director : Rob Marshall
Cast : Daniel Day Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Fergie, Sophia Loren
Tagline : This holiday, be Italian
This movie proved 2 things :
1. All big names won't guarantee a movie's outcome.
2. Same trick won't work twice : Rob Marshall's previous work is Chicago.
Only Cotillard, Dench and Fergie shine. Others? Sorry.
To me, it's just brand name dropping (tonnes of Starbucks, Prada, Gucci etc etc) story; though not appealing to me, I guess it must be appealing to the younger generation in China now hence the popularity. And one thing I can't stand is that he mentioned about his name and books in his novel, a topic of conversation between the characters in his novel. Hmm... tak suka but that's my humble opinion only.
P/S : Yes, my friend, I read your strawberries entry!
Whatever Works (2009)
Director : Woody Allen
Cast : Larry David, Evan Rachel Woods, Patricia Clarkson
Quote : That's why I can't say enough times, whatever love you can get and give, whatever happiness you can filch or provide, every temporary measure of grace, whatever works.
Again, with Allen's movie, you either love it or hate it. No grey area what-so-ever. I have limited exposures to his movies, especially those during his funny glorious era but I did watch most of his recent movies including those with his latest muse Scarlet Johannson, (Match Point and Scoop), Anything Else, Melinda and Melinda, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Curse of Jade Scorpion.... But I still haven't watch original DVD Annie Hall (1977) I bought in Paris!!!!
If you watch his movies before and can take it, watch this as it's filled with so many "Woody-Allen"ness channeled through the main character played by Larry David, his alter ego!
If you can't stand movies with dialogues, no matter how funny they are.... avoid this at all cost.