Thursday, March 24, 2011

World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

Synopsis: For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]

Massive epic battle scenes, none of the movies came close to being decent since Black Hawk Down until the release of World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles. For the guys which has gone through the army experience, you will find the language and the movement tactics used in the movie familiar. Marvel at the CGI used as aliens swept Los Angeles in a world of flame. For the whole 116 mins, there was not a room for boredom as fighting actions came by thick and fast. A good movie to spend your money with as you watch the USA marines battle the hostile alien invaders.

Rate: 7.5/10

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cycling Trip to Chalet D'Punggai

Sign up for this cycling trip with *mds and off we go on a bright Saturday morning. Pengerrang has changed much since I last visited it 4 or 5 years ago. The new custom complex is ready, together with the Malaysian small naval base just beside it. Weather is good, the sun is bright and hopefully, I can survive the whole trip till we reached the chalet in the evening.

Some stretching first before we go off on our long cycle trip.

Once ready, off we go, covering the 35km to our chalet.
For lunch, we stopped by the Good Luck Seafood restaurant, supposedly one of the better restaurant around the small town. Too bad, I have to stay away from seafood as I just had my surgery, so for the seafood, I can only feast them with my eyes. -.-

At least, some decent accomodation at the end of the tiring trip

Nice Sunset View
Today is supposedly to be the Supermoon day, where the moon is the nearest to the Earth, so here is a picture to remember the event~
Buffet home cooked dinner from the chalet. hah~

First time shot with a 60s exposure on a tripod. LX5 is still not that good, looks like I really need a DSLR for this. Can you spot the Orion?
And the bright moon for a 8s exposure

Heavenly Roti Prata for breakfast, together with the healthy version of the curry =)
A group photo before another 35km back to jetty....
Home Sweet Home
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Monday, March 14, 2011

The King's Speech

Synopsis: "The Kings Speech" tells of the story of the man who is King George VI (Colin Firth), the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]

In a nutshell, this movie is brilliantly done. No wonder it has received 12 Oscar nominations in the 83rd Academy Awards and won the best picture, best director, best actor and best original screenplay! Throughout the 118 minutes, there was never a time where I find the movie boring or lengthy. The actor's each and every expressions clearly depicts to the audiences King George VI pains and struggle to overcome his stutter defects since young (to the point that he is giving up hope for any forms of cure). His stuttering problem is becoming ever more important when his brother abdicates the throne to him and George suddenly finds that he has to deliver his first war message to the nation  at the start of World War 2. However, the whole movie is not totally dark and gloomy. Through the unorthodox methods used by the speech therapist, the audiences can draw some laughter from them. This is definitely a highly recommended movie to watch.

Rate: 8.5/10

If you have miss the movie, do not fear as the kings speech dvd is already out, you can buy it and watch it at the comfort of your home. There are also other great choice of dvds available which you can check out.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011



Saturday, March 05, 2011

I Am Number Four

Synopsis: Nine infant aliens, who closely resemble humans flee from their home planet Lorien, to hide on Earth. An invading species, the Mogadorians who have destroyed their planet follows them to Earth to hunt them down. Each of the nine aliens is given a guardian and they will develop superhuman powers as they grew up. They are each assigned a number and these last children of Lorien can only be killed in the sequence of their numbers. Number Four (Alex Pettyfer), also named John Smith moves to Paradise, Ohio, disguised as an American high school student. He befriended a girl named Sarah (Dianna Agron), a sweet Midwesterner who is a photographer. After being on the run his whole life, Number Four falls in love and now has something to stand up and fight for. [Source: Yahoo! Singapore Movies]

If not for the trailer, you might not even know what this whole movie is about. Above average for their effects and fights, but for story plot, it greatly disappoints us audiences. There are many gaps in the movie unanswered, and we don't even know if there is going to be a next installment. If you want to know more about the story (which I think it will be a great one), please head down to a book store to buy the book. It will be better. Unless, you have nothing else better to do, I would advise to give this movie a skip.
Rate: 5/10
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