Monday, August 6, 2012

Badminton. Bringing a Family, a Nation together...

It's been a while since my last post, but after watching yesterday's Olympic Badminton finals. I feel I have to write something.

First and foremost, I want to thank DLCW and LD for giving an absolute marvellous display of athleticism. The game was thrilling, heart stopping and in the end heart breaking for Malaysians. But elation soon took over, as we realize, the effort DLCW put in >100% effort to fulfil a nation's dream.

On facebook, there were many many updates. The whole nation was watching, behind one goal. Families huddled in front of the TV, shouting and screaming at every exchange of point. I've long forgotten how that felt like. (In today's world, family also huddled in front of a laptop watching youtube live)

I remember in my younger years, whenever there were monumental badminton events, we would all be there. My dad with his tea, my mom sometimes knitting away. Me and my sister happy because we had ice cream with sliced bananas. (no free baskin robin in the 80s/90s)

This time round, I did not have the opportunity to spend it with my family as I work abroad. But the game brought back memories, which I hope in the future, 3 generations can share the same excitement.

Again, thank you again DLCW. Not only for trying so hard, but bringing the families together and my warm memories back.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Trailers: Looper

First, watch this.

Another time travelling movie, how many questions would you come up with? :) time travelling is always mind blowing.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fables invading tv and cinemas in 2012

2012 seems to be the year of fairy tale story telling.

On TV, you have Once Upon A Time and Grimm. Both TV shows building on the base of fabled fairy tales characters that we grew up with. I've not personally watched the two shows, well, maybe an episode or two.... but entertained I am not.

On the big screen, you have the ever popular snow white coming to live in 2 forms. Mirror Mirror(Which I wrote about) and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Mirror Mirror is the lighter version of the 2 movies, with Julia Roberts taking the helm as the queen. While Snow White and the Huntsman, from it's trailer, looks to be a far more darker version. With Charlize Theron as the queen, and Kristen Stewart(Twillight) and Chris Hemworth(Thor) also starring.

I'll let you be the judge based on the trailer, but Charlize Theron looks the part of bad ass evil queen!

P/S Read some where that Sleeping Beauty is also in the making, with Angelina Jolie as the Evil Fairy Maleficient!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

MunY Movies: Mirror Mirror

I am sure you are all familiar with the fable of snow white, especially the one from Disney we watched over and over again.

Well, 2012 brings different perspective on an age old story we grew up with.

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror stars Julia Roberts, who carries the movie among all the other hollywood lightweights.

How is the movie? Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 48% rating, while the audiences gave it 54%. I can understand that it may not appeal to many adults, but I think the movie is entertaining for a family outing.

Think of all the debates you can have with your young ones about which version of snow white is better.

The next snow white iteration will be Snow white and the huntsman, and that is a way darker version compared to mirror mirror.I'll compare them in a different post.

But for now, if you are looking for some light hearted family entertainment. You can goto the cinema or just wait for the DVD.

Friday, April 6, 2012

MunY Movies: American Pie Reunion

It's been 13 years since the first American Pie movie made me laughed my head off, and today American Pie reunion brings all it's original cast together for one last Hoorah!
American Reunion
After 13 years, the kids from the original movie are all grown up and living adult lives. Married, kids, career. And with the high school reunion, everyone is back to rekindle the good times.

Overall verdict, entertaining. It's a sentimental movie for those who watched it years ago, something friends got together and laughed at.

However, most of the actors in the movie are today in exile from Hollywood. With the exception of Alyson Hannigan (with How I met your mother) & Seann William Scott(Goon), the rest of the crew are nary to be seen in any movie.

Anyways, if you are looking to just have a good time and get some laughs out go watch the movie.

Rotten Tomatoes rating of 45% , but I think it's worth a watch. Trailer below.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

MunY Movies: Wrath of the Titans

It's been a while since I last wrote on this blog. However today seems to be a good time as any to do so after watching the latest movie of Greek gods and titans.
So, Sam Worthington reprises his role as Perseus from Clash of the titans. After killing medusa and the kraken from 'Clash', he is now a fisherman, widowed with a son.

The Demigod wants to lead a simple life, but the gods would not let him.

Too lazy to write the whole story here since I didn't really find the movie any better than the first one. For those who are trying to find out more, here's my service by providing a link to rotten tomatoes here.

A rotten 25% rating from the tomato site, you know where I am going with this. The trailer for the movie was probably the best thing going for it. See for yourself.

Other than that, the story was weak, and a cast that boast both Ralph Fiennes & Liam Neeson couldn't do much to save it. For a while during the last 20 mins of the movie, you'd thought Liam Neeson was doing a Qui-Gon Jinn.

If you watched the first one and wanted to just follow through, because you are such a committed movie goer, go ahead and watch it. Else, just steer clear.

You've been warned.

Monday, January 9, 2012

My random thoughts on Anwar Ibrahim

Today Anwar was acquitted of his Sodomy trial, it was probably one of the most intensely followed trial in Malaysia for sometime.

And in an article, it noted that Anwar back in the 90s was suppose to be the heir apparant to Mahatir. And it got me thinking, 'what if'.

Would Anwar be the champion of change he is today? Or would he just be another one of those umnoputras that are despised by the opposition and the people today?

In an alternate reality, probably. It begs the question, is he fit to lead the country to new policies once the current government gets rejected by the people. (if it ever happens)

I'm of 2 minds, but the gist of it is. Change is needed, and the catalyst of that change seems to be day Anwar and Mahatir came to clashes.

I missed my opportunity to vote back in 2008, I am hoping I will not miss it in 2012. If it happens this year that is.

Vote for change, vote for the future generation of Malaysia.