Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dream Home (2010) - Wai Do Lei Ya Yat Hou (Victoria #1)

Dream Home (2010) - Pang Ho Cheong (D)

Josie Ho, Eason Chan, Derek Tsang, Lawrence Chou, Yip Shuen, Juno Mak, Wong Ching

NOTE : Not suitable for pregnant ladies and those who can't take on-your-face violent scenes.

I now understand why when the movie was shown in one of the smaller film festival (in Italy if I am not wrong....), one of the audience, a middle-aged uncle had a heart-attack. Of course, the whole premise of the film is its gore scenes but being a movie by Pang, it's not just some gore scenes galore.

At the same time, you know it's Josie's vehicle when she produce the movie herself. Too bad she lost Best Actress to Carina Lau but she will get it one day though it might not be the best deserved role (just like Carina).

Pang is one of the new directors who in a way offered some hope to the deteriorating HK cinema. His other feature, Love in A Puff, which is TOTALLY different from this; was a rare gem that came out of the HK cinema in the recent years. I REALLY hope the sequel of Love in A Puff will be free of the malaise that plague HK movies recently; being "mainland-ised".

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Karaoke (2009) - Chris Chong Chan Fui

Karaoke (2009) - Chris Chong Chan Fui (D)
Writer : Chris Chong Chan Fui, Shanon Shah

As I mentioned before, the library in little dot is FANTASTIC! I particularly like this film magazine from UK which dishes lots of interesting features. In their 2010 best movie selection listed individually by their world-wide film critics, Karaoke was listed!!!! A Malaysian movie helmed by the director from Sabah!!!!!

I remembered I read somewhere that Chris is now in Sabah making his next feature based on the stories in Tanjung Aru.

Bravo Chris and Shanon! And these are the things that we Malaysian should be proud of; not all those bad taste comedy the politicians happily dished out for the world to see.

Monday, May 09, 2011

1Negara Yang Tiada Masa Depan

It is of utmost disrespect to write what I am going to write here few hours earlier as it will definitely spoil the day when we celebrate the love of our mother.

The state of the 1*&^%$#@$ is beyond repair; as it's obvious now. Utusan gave up its wee bit journalism ethic left (if it has any, to start with!!!!!!!!!). The recent articles on the Christianising of the country and the forever stupid Perkosa who went all over the country to make police report and its the crazy stupid shit head president IA started spewing craps and trash about communists and what-not is a sad eulogy to mark the start of the end of a country which used to be a nation that we all proud of.