Yuri hanya mampu memandang ke arah Dilon yang masih lagi tidak mahu mengaku kalah.
“Sudahlah, Dilon,” Yuri menarik bahu Dilon sebelum tangannya ditepis kasar.
“Jangan hentikan aku. Aku tak dilahirkan sebagai seorang yang mudah berputus asa!” Herdik Dilon kepada Yuri. Yuri hanya mampu berpeluk tubuh sambil menggeleng-gelengkan kepalanya. Dia hanya mampu memerhatikan Dilon terus membelek kotak kecil itu dari setiap sudut.
“Mana petunjuknya? Mana petunjuknya?!” Mulut Dilon tak habis-habis terkumat-kamit sambil mencari apa yang tidak ditemuinya sejak 5 jam yang lalu.
whoever managed to create this on draw something, you are my hero.
Twitter unearths another generation of idiots.
I’m 24 but I know Titanic is real. These idiots made me feel old.
Haters gonna hate
In the middle of every production house would like to come up with the most original idea + keeping the budget low + making a fucking load of ROI, we are presented with the future of our cinema….
Staff Meeting: The Movie.
Don’t Listen to this Justin Timberlake’s wannabe song from this kid:
And now listen to this Prometheus trailer starting from the 00:31.
I had the opportunity to watch Mirror Mirror courtesy of Edaran Nusantara yesterday night at One Utama. I felt so happy as Mirror Mirror has been one of the movies that I anticipated and luckily I got to watch it on my birthday eve! And boy, Tarsem Singh (The Fall, Immortals) definitely does not disappoint me.
The movie basically starts with Julia Roberts narrating the movie. Explaining to us the background of her character as Exil Queen and Snow White, but no magic mirror yet. And then we are slowly but stylishly introduced to a lot of other characters such as Brighton, the Evil Queen’s assistant, The Prince Alcott and his companion, the 7 dwarfs, the magic mirror and all other characters with such flamboyant and campy attitude and costumes.
And the story goes on with witty dialogues that are not easy humor giveaways and some fighting actions, some heart-warming scenes but mostly with Julia Roberts stealing every scene that she’s in. I could not agree with other critics out there saying Tarsem manages to bring out the best acting chop from Roberts. She was cunning, witty, sarcastic, deceiving, mean and entertaining entirely. She is the better version of Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) and White Queen (Anne Hathaway) in ‘Alice in Wonderland’, combined.
Plot-wise, the story definitely tried to be different from the classic Snow White story that we know. Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller successfully wrote a new and refined version of the Grimm brother’s Snow White. I love how they give a character to the magic mirror. It is not just a boring talking framed mirror on the wall. The anti-hero theme was not just through the action, but through words also and it was one of the many hilarious scenes in this movie. And no more red apple in the middle, you would only find it in the end. But don’t worry, no cliffhanger from this movie. Definitely no Mirror Mirror Mirror Mirror. :P And the twist to some characters were never expected up until to the end.
In terms of the acting, too bad Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Abduction) offered little room for appraisal. She’s probably Aurora the Snow White, but just like snow, she seems cold. She brought little personality to her character leaving me wondering if she was casted just because of her physicalities only. To be fair, most of her scenes were opposite to Julia Roberts, so yeah, she probably was overshadowed. Armie Hammer (The Social Network, J. Edgar) was next to Roberts when it comes to character versatility as he was funny, stupid, handsome and skillful in this movie. What I like about him is that his willingness to act like an idiot (you know it when you see the love potion scene) to create such an interesting Prince character. The seven dwarfs - Napoleon, Half Pint, Grub, Wolf, Butcher, Grimm and Chuckles were all entertaining as well with every characters being explained and developed fairly and with such dynamic.
Overall, Tarsem has created another Snow White fantasy world that is exciting, beautiful, funny and definitely a worth-watching experience for everyone. Kids, parents, teenagers would have their shares of delight from watching this movie. Some scenes might move too slow, but Tarsem kept the audience in awe with the breath-taking and ridiculous costumes and sets design. I will never forget the dancing scene at the party. It reminds me of My Fair Lady. And please, do not walk away once the movie has ended. You would not want to miss the credit ending. It will definitely makes you smile. I believe I believe I believe I believe in love, love!
4 Red Apples out of 5.
I watched The Hunger Games yesterday. I love it. Being the non-book reader audience, I really love whatever being served by Gary Ross on the screen. Be it not too violence, I still love it because we have to take a movie as what it is and weight its value based on what was shown onscreen and the materials/resources they’re working with.
But you know who’ll hate this movie? Zarina AF3. Why? Because she can feel the pain watching Khai and Rosma on AF1. Just like Gale watching Katniss and Peeta. :P
The Hunger Games is actually just another reality TV created by these oppressors as a penance to the uprising caused by the people of the Districts. This game should be a reminder that the Capitol holds power and instead of killing these lowlifes, they just, you know, kill 23 kids only per year. Not that bad, huh? So after 73 years having such a smooth flowing killing events, suddenly the 74th brought a kinda surprise when a tall, pretty girl named Katniss volunteered as a Tribute to replace her little sister. And along with her, Peeta was chosen for the boys. And their representations is about to change the history of the game.
Next thing you know, you can just compare the game to any other reality TV’s out there. Full of strategies to get sponsors, creating gimmick of love story, a mentor, a stylist, an agent, audiences who are so eager that they scream watching the contestants who are gonna die anyway but with more flashy and vibrant suits. Ones you can see in Rio De Janeiro carnival. And with heavy eye makeup. Kinda like gay parades.
Anywayyyy.. My point is, The Hunger Games is just another reality TV like Akademi Fantasia in Malaysia. The difference is, we do wish that those AF contestants will just kill each other cause they’re better off dead while in Hunger Games, we do care bout the people from these districts that are forced to send poor boys and girls to their imminent death due to their broken search for freedom and independence. And we really hope these contestants won’t kill each other, but we understand they have to. Just like when we want to slim down, but because we have such unsupportive friends, we still have to eat to make them happy though we’d rather be hungry. Ok, that’s another Hunger Games.
The main actors were excellent in their parts. Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class) shines as Katniss. I believe the compassion, caring nature that is behind her strong character. Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are All Right, Journey 2) as Peeta is okay. He got too many emotions to show but I do think he has to sustain them and layer the emotions better.
The supporting casts however were terrific. Woody Harrelson (The Messenger, Zombieland) shines as the alcoholic Haymitch. Why his character acts that way was not explained (yet), but I heard, it will only be in the 3rd book that we’ll get the real background of Haymitch. Stanley Tucci (Lovely Bones, Easy A) as Ceasar, the Hunger Games master of ceremony was more interesting than Botox-filled Aznil. But the one that I was anticipating is Elizabeth Banks (Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Role Model) as Effie Trinket. She was different at all. The makeup, the costumes, the way she talks! I love this girl as much as I love Rachel McAdams. They’re so underrated, but they’re so good.
My only bitching bout this movie is that the CGIs could be more realistic. The dress on fire, the forest on fire, the big cats were all you know, can be told off. But that really shows us that we don’t really need big budgeted CGI or 3D to create and deliver a good movie.
In the end, before I fall to sleep last night, I realized that The Hunger Games leave me craving for more. Not because the movie is Shawshank Redemption good, but because it ended without a resolution. What will happen to these people? Peeta even asked Katniss ‘What hill happen to us when we get back?’ and Katniss answered, ‘Let’s try to forget everything’. But forget I will not! I want these people to rise up, knock-down the Capitol, put all of them in a cage and create another The Hunger Games: Capitol. Ok, that was mean.
But again, as the many (or few) non-book reader, I don’t know what will happen in the second and third part but I wanna keep it this way. It’s always fun walking in the cinema without any expectation. And The Hunger Games really blew me away. May the Odds be in your favaaaaaa
4 out of 5 Stars.
p/s: Is it just me or does Jennifer Lawrence really reminds us of Kimora Lee Simmons?