Monday, May 31, 2010

At The End Of Daybreak 心魔

Released Year: 2009
Directed by 何宇恒 Ho Yu-Hang

Casted by:
徐天佑 Tsui Tin-Yau as 德仔 Tuck
惠英红 Kara Hui as 德母 Tuck's Mother
黄明慧 Jane Ng as 小盈 Ying
Tuck and his mother live in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. His father has left the family and ran away with his rich aunty and left Tuck and his mother live in a poor life. Tuck's mother own a small grocery stall which Tuck help working for.

Tuck is 23 years old and he has a 17 years old girlfriend Ying. Both of them has been having sex all these while, to prevent from pregnancy, Ying used pills for prevention. This was found out by Ying's parents, they threatened Tuck's mother to pay them a few thousand or else they will sue Tuck for raping.

Tuck's mother forced to borrow the money from her bastard husband. After the money was paid, Ying's parents still greedily ask for more money or else the suing is still on. Tuck refuse to see his mother get sad and drunk again, therefore, he and another 2 buddies asked Ying & her best friend out to a forrest for discussion. Tuck request Ying to talk to her mother but she refuse, she got afraid and ran. Tuck chase after her and accidentally killed her.

Ying's friend discover this and try to ran for help. Tuck's 2 buddies stop her and killed her as well. Follow to their traditional belief, they stripped off the 2 girls and took away their clothes to prevent their spirit come to haunt them. Later on, the bodies were discovered by a slutty malay couple and police came to arrest them. Tuck's 2 buddies were arrested. Tuck get angry and went home to beat his mother.

Speeding out with his motorcycle, Tuck met an accident and passed away.
L² Scored: 5/10

L² Comment:
Ok, i have enough of everybody telling me how good this film is, but seriously i don't really feel so. Though Kara & Tin Yau really acted good in this film and won some awards, but still i feel a bit speechless after watching the movie... Maybe the style is too similar like Wong Kar Wai... eww~ which means sucks !!!

The storyline is kinda stupid and unreasonable, especially the part where Ying suddenly get afraid and try to run in the forrest. WTF?!? Stupid~

The 5 marks are for Kara & Tin Yau's acting... bravo... love the scene where the 2 of them fight :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Art of the Devil - Long Khong ลองของ

Released Year: 2005
Directed by Ronin Team
Kongkiat Khomsiri, Art Thathrakul, Yosapong Polsap
Putipong Saisikaew, Isara Nadee, Pasith Buranajan & Seree Pongniti
Casted by:
Hataiwan Ngamsukonpusit as Kim
Namo Tongkumnerd as Ta
Akarin Siwapornpitak as Paw
Napakpapha Nakprasitte as Panor
Korakot Woramusik as Tair
Pavarit Wongpanitch as Go
Chanida Suriyakompon as NutStory:
5 friends went back to their hometown after they received the news that one of their best friend, Ta's father has passed away. But before going back, Kim has accepted Paw as her boyfriend. When they reach their hometown, Ta feel uneasy to see this couple as Ta and Kim were in love 2 years ago when they are still studying. All of them pay a visit to Panor, their teacher who is also the stepmother of Ta. And all their past memories flashed back.

2 years ago, Ta found out that Panor is having an affair with another teacher, O Larn. Ta told his father but the stepmother has already make a fake news to the husband first. To get the real evidence, Ta along with Kim, Paw, Tair, Nut and Go went to film up the sex scene of Panor and O Larn. But this was discover by O Larn. O Larn beat them off one by one and tied them up in the classroom. O Larn even force the beautiful Nut to give him a blowjob in front of all her friends. The gang was so angry and they went to the sorcerer and cast a witchcraft on O Larn. O Larn was cursed and die from fish hook sticking out all over his body. The gang promised not to reveal this and flee away into the bangkok town.

Flashing back to the current time, Nut received a call from her uncle and left the village first. On the night, the gang heard Kim scream. Apparently Ta's grandmother who live next door is eating a car alive because of hunger. Ta claimed that his granny has been mentally sick and lead her back to the house. In the meanwhile, Panor has been doing witchcraft on the gang to take revenge. It seems like Panor has known that the gang cursed on O Larn and caused him to die. To take revenge, Panor has to eat all the flesh of the gang who make the cursed to gain more power, but she will become insane as well.

Nut has actually been killed by Panor when she left alone to the train station to meet her uncle. Panor eat part of Nut's flesh and the rest of the body was cook into porridge and let the gang eat it. Everybody vomit and scream to leave the house. The house was located on the river and there was no boat to fetch them away at the that time. Panor has make another curse and Tair can see spiritual things. Tair scream and ran but there was no where to go. Go is next, lizard poking out from his body and caused him to die in pain. Tair continue to run and the gang has to break into 2. Paw has been illusionize and accidentally treated Kim as Panor and try to shot her with pistol but luckily was stop by Ta.

Pathetic Tair has reached her limit of seeing spiritual things, she digged out her own eyes and accidentally falled into a boiled oil and die. Panor appeared and caught Paw into her hut. She swear and said that she will need to cleansed Paw first before she send him to the three eyes god. She jet anesthetic into Paw and when he get all stiff, she pour hot boiled water into his mouth. Later that, she burn Paw's skin. Just when Paw is about to die, Panor make his heart to pump again to make him suffered.

And the real thing is, Paw has been secretly falling for Panor during the school time and also has sex with his teacher but could not get her. He get jealous and persuade the gang to shot Panor and O Larn sex video. After all this has been told, Kim was shocked. Panor is about to attack and Nut's uncle has brought in the police and shot Panor to death. Kim was injured and send to bangkok's hospital.

When Kim woke up, she realise Ta has been dead all these while after tortured by Panor and the gang was actually accompanied by Ta's spirit all along during their visit. Ta's granny is dead too because Panor has shut her up in a house to let her die in hunger while Ta's father has been soaked into a pot of water to drown. Ta will never give up Kim and forever along her side.
L² Scored: 5.5/10

L² Comment:
Basically everyone is telling me how scary this film is, but a high expectation really leads to a greater disappointment. The story is ok, a little bit of twist and turn of the story, but all of them are predictable. The story goes around within people taking revenge on each other and summons black magic.

7 directors on this film, i wonder how they team up and film this since everyone has their own idea and way to direct. But these 7 brains did not create enough spooky thingy to scare me off, too bad~

p/s: Napakpapha Nakprasitte won best supporting actress in the bangkok film award.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yes Man

Released Year: 2008
Directed by Peyton Reed

Casted by:
Jim Carrey as Carl Allen
Zooey Deschanel as Allison
Bradley Cooper as Peter
Rhys Darby as Norman
Terrence Stamp as Terrence Bundley
After a divorce with his ex wife, Stephanie, Carl has become withdrawn and preoccupied with his personal life. Carl reject to hang out with his buddy Peter and Rooney in their usual bar where Stephanie will visits, and rather stay at home to watch DVD. Peter even need to drag him out to announce his wedding news to him. But Carl still stick to his "no" words for attending.

One day, Carl met his ex colleagues Nick and he brought him to a motivational talk by Terrence Bundley which later on Carl make a covenant and turn himself from "No Man" to a "Yes Man". It means that Carl has to say YES to every opportunity which came to him. After the talk, Carl was force to fetch a homeless man to Elysian Park which ends up using all his car petrol and phone battery and all his cash in hands. Feeling angry, Carl walk all his way down the hill to buy petrol with his credit card and bump into Allison. Allison loves taking photograph, and she send Carl back to his car with her scooter.

Carl's life change, he say YES to everything, such as open up and fund a tab at their bar with Peter; allowing Rooney to move in; build up a major friendship with his boss Norman; Help Peter's fiancee (Lucy) to throw her a bridal shower' Takes up flying lessons; Bought an expensive mattress; Learn Korean language; Learn guitar; Take part in charity work; Join ""; Approving all loan applications.

Due to his approval to all the small loans, Carl has help the bank to earn a nice profit and was promoted to work in the management level. While helping Lucy to choose her bridal things, Carl help to rescue a suicide man by persuading him with playing a song with the guitar. Carl also accepted a concert ticket from a promoter and ends up seeing a hilarious concert which the lead singer is Allison. Both of them fall in love and they went photo-shooting while jogging.

Both of them spontaneously fly to Nebraska for a weekend and have lots of fun, when they are avoiding rain, Allison asked Carl to moved in together, Carl paused by say YES to in the end. While buying their fly ticket back, Carl was arrested by FBI. They claimed that Carl is working with the terrorist because he has taken flying lessons, studied Korean, approved a loan to a fertilizer company, met an Iranian mail order bride and bought plane tickets at the last minute to what they deem to be an unlikely holiday destination.

Carl called up Peter who is a lawyer and explain the situation, Allison found out Carl is a YES MAN and was unsure whether the love from Carl is true or just a Yes Man thing. Carl's life takes a turn for the worse and he feel sad about Allison refusing to answer his call. Carl also has to inform Norman about the layoffs and shutdown of branches. Luckily Carl remember Lucy bridal shower in the end which he has forgotten. After the party, Carl received a call from his ex wife Stephanie crying on the phone. When he went over, Stephanie told him that she has broke off with her boyfriend and asked Carl to stay over. But Carl is still thinking about Allison so he said NO and all the bad lucks came.

Carl decided to end his covenant so he went hiding behind Terrence car and Terrence was shock and cause the car to hit in an accident. Terrence then explained that all this is just a motivational talk but not a real covenant. Carl happily went looking for Allison and told her that he does not wanna move in with her but he loves her and win her heart back again.

End of this movie, Carl and Allison are doing a donating charity clothes fund for the homeless by getting all the free clothes from the audience of "YES" talk whom will never say no!!!
L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
Its always fun and exciting in Jim Carrey's comedy film, lotsa lotsa laughter :) When i googled this, i found out Carrey has been doing the bungee jump scene without stunt man, falling on the floor flat by himself which cause him to break 3 ribs bones and speaking korean language and playing the guitar all by himself.

The scene which makes me laugh out a lot is when Jim Carrey say YES to a old lady for sucking him off~ LMAO !!!

This film has won "the best comedy perfomance" for Jim in the MTV awards :) i'm so gonna watch all his film soon~

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Mummy Returns

Released Year: 2001
Directed by Stephen Sommers

Casted by:
Brendan Fraser as Rick O'Connell
Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Canarhan / Princess Nefertiri
Freddie Boath as Alex O'Connell
Arnold Vosloo as Imhotep
Patricia Velasquez as Meela Nais / Anck-su-Namun
Dwyane Johnson as The Scorpion King
The Scorpion King is losing his war and one by one the army died on the desert of Ahm Shere. To survive, The Scorpion King swore an oath to the God of the underworld, Anubis, in exchanging his soul for the power to defeat his enemies. Anubis granted the wish and created an oasis to hide the Scorpion King pyramid and provided the army of Anubis to exact his revenge. But when the war is won, Anubis claimed the Scorpion King's soul.

5000 years later in 1933, the O'Connell family is exploring the pyramid and found the bracelet of Anubis. When they went back to London, Alex put on the bracelet and provided him the direction to oasis of Ahm Shere. Alex has only 7 days to reach the oasis before the sun rise on the 8th day, or else he will be burn to death. But Alex was caught by Imhotep, the high priest who knows black magic with Meela Nais, his reincarnation lover, Anck-su-namun. Rick and Evelyn together with Ardeth Bay, Jonathan and Izzy came to rescue by a gas-balloon.

Cleverly, Alex has been leaving clues for his parents where the bad guys are bringing him. During the journey, Evelyn has been having a lot of vision and found out her past life. Evelyn was the daughter of Pharoah Seti I, Princess Nefertiri and the protector of the bracelet while Rick is a Medjai who protect the princess. While Imhotep is the high priest who has an affair with Anck-su-namun, the woman of the pharoah. When the affair was found, Imhotep killed the pharoah with spears of Osiris. Princess Nefertiri has always been fighting with Anck-su-namun to get the attention of pharoah, she was sad about the death of his father. In the meanwhile, Imhotep has summon and brought back Anck-su-namun's soul back into Meela's body.

While they are in oasis, mummified pygmies attacked and Rick managed to get Alex away from the bad guys. While rushing before the sunrise, Rick managed to bring Alex into the pyramid just in time and get rid off the bracelet. But Meela appeared and stab Evelyn to death. Rick race after Imhotep and Meela into the pyramid leaving Alex and Jonathan with Evelyn's death body. Alex discover that Meela has the death book which can summons the dead to alive again, so both Jonathan and Alex race into the pyramid as well.

Imhotep loss his magic power when he enter the pyramid and has to fought like mortal. The Scorpion King was called to alive and his army of Anubis appeared in the dessert again, fighting with Ardeth's armies. In the meanwhile, Alex managed to get the death book and summons Evelyn back to life. Evelyn faught against Meela and won this time. A half human-scorpion Scorpion King appeared and fought with Rick but was killed by Rick with the spear of Osiris which has been carrying along by Jonathan.

The Scorpion King was killed, and the pyramid is about to collapsed. Both Rick and Imhotep hold on the edge of the hell crack. Evelyn risked her life to safe Rick while Anck-su-namun ran away leaving Imhotep alone. Feeling sad and dissapointed, Imhotep let go of himself to drop into the hell. While running out, Meela accidentally drop into the pool of scorpion and was swallow alife. The pyramid has been sucking everything in from the oasis. The gang climb out and reach the top of the pyramid and luckily get hop onto the gas balloon and ran away.

Finally, everything on the oasis is gone and remain as desert again.
L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
Watched this few years ago, was amaze by how great the movie is. But you know, some movies might make the big hoo-haa during the cinema time, but after a few years when u watch it again, its kinda like so so only... and i found it quite stupid in some of the scene.

Rachel Weisz was so dumb and acted badly back then, just a pretty face and that's all. And i don't understand why i fancy so much about Brendan Fraser at those time, he looks so silly~ lolz... The whole movie is quite ok, i should not say its bad, but definitely not as good as the first movie and the mummy 3.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Robin Hood

Released Year: 2010
Directed by Ridley Scott

Casted by:
Russell Crowe as Robin Longstride / Robin Hood
Cate Blanchett as Lady Marion Loxley
Mark Strong as Sir Godfrey
Oscar Issac as King John of England
During the 12th century of England, Richard the Lionheart was dead in a war with French. Richard passed his crown to Sir Robert Loxley and asked him to delivered it back to England for the next king. But Sir Robert Loxley was killed by Sir Godfrey during his journey. Sir Godfrey is an English Knight with French lineage and allegiance. While trying to get the crown away, Robin Longstride along with Alan, Will & Little John appeared and shoo them away.

Robin promise Sir Robert Loxley to return his father's sword back to Nottingham. Therefore, Robin and gang dress up as the knight and hoping to return to England safely and richer in pocket. Upon arrival, Robin brought the corwn back to Eleanor of Aquitaine, and she announced the death of king and crown the youngest son, John as the king of England.

Robin then went to Nottingham and return the swrod to Sir Walter and met up with Lady Marion. Sir Walter request Robin to stay and pretend to be his son since Robert Loxley has left for 10 years and nobody will recognise him. Robin stays because of the pretty Lady Marion but Lady Marion did not prefer the idea. In the meanwhile, the arrogant King John shows no sympathy to his kingdom and demand harsh taxes to be collected, he even send off Sir Godfrey off to North with the task of raising revenue.

Sir Godfrey uses this royal degree to stir up the civil war in England, but this was later found out by Eleanor and she request the new Queen Isabella to inform King John. All the barons are pissed and they went to meet King John and demand him to sign the charter of rights. Having realize Sire Godfrey's deception, King John agrees on it just to reunite his people in order to meet an imminent French invasion.

All the England armies went to Nottingham to fight against Sir Godfrey and Robin managed to save Lady Marion and both of them quickly falled in love with each other. The England armies tailed after Sir Godfrey's armies to the beach and found out that the French King has came with his armies from sea. A war began and finally Robin shoot Sir Godfrey to death by arrow and England won the war.

However, everyone was cheering for Robin and this pissed the King John. During the sign-day, King John refused to sign the charters and declares Robin to be an outlaw. After this Robin moves to Sherwood Forest with Lady Marion and his friends to form what will become the Merry Men of Sherwood Forrest. And this is how Robin Hood came from...
L² Scored: 7.5/10

L² Comment:
Love Robin Hood badly since i was a kid, a good old english chap who shot the bad guys with arrows, YENG!!! :) That's why i went for archery whenever i have chances.

About the movie, Ridley Scott has been working the fifth time with Russell Crowe, and both of them really given a good film for this. Cate Blanchett being the classic pretty is always found in this kind of film, no doubt her acting is good, but not really a blast like "Elizabeth".

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Lovely Bones

Released Year: 2009
Directed by Peter Jackson

Casted by:
Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon
Mark Wahlberg as Jack Salmon
Rachel Weisz as Abigail Salmon
Stanley Tucci as George Harvey
Susan Sarandon as Grandma Lynn
Reece Ritchi as Ray Singh
Susie Salmon, a 14 years old girl who live in a happy family on 1973 who dreams of becoming a famous photographer. She has a crush on an indian boy, Ray Singh and so does he towards Susie. Ray sliped a not for Susie for a date on the next day. As Susie walking happily back home after Ruth Conners, she bumped into her neighbour, George Harvey.

George coaxes her into seeing an underground den that he says he has built for the neighbourhood children. While in the den, Geroge raped Susie and killed her. But Susie's spirit cannot accept the facts and ran away and passed through Ruth on her way. In the meanwhile, her family was so worried and make report to the police. Susie's spirit ran home and found out the whole house was empty. She then saw Harvey soaking in the bathtub on the upstair bathroom. Her charm bracelet hanging on the sink faucet near a bloody shaving razor. Susie realize she never escaped from the den and she was dead now. Susie screams in horror and was pulled into a world-between that she can watched over her loved one. At there, she met a chinese girl, Holly who was dead too.

In the meanwhile, police investigate in the neighbourhood and found Susie's hat with blood stain. Susie's mother, Abigail broke down into total stress and move away from the sad place. She try to live on a different life and told others she only has 2 children, Lindsey & Buckley, refused to remember the death of Susie. Susie's father, Jack suspected George and followed him into the corn field but accidentally bump into a young couple which beat Jack to unconsious. Grandma Lynn then move into the house to take care of Lindsey and Buckley. Ray found out Susie's death from Ruth and was in deep sadness.

Holly urged Susie to move on to her life but Susie claimed that something has not been done yet. One day, Lindsey sneaked into George's house and discover a notebook underneath the bedroom floorboard containing a sketch of the clubhouse and Susie's hair. George was back and chased after lindsey but Lindsey escaped and went home. She was happy to see Abigail is finally back home and passed the notebook to Lynn.

George was horror and plan to runaway. He put Susie's dead body into a safe and wanna throw into a big hole which will be burried soon. Ruth and Ray were nearby and Ruth sense it. Susie's spirit entered Ruth' body and Ruth collapsed, Ray went for rescue and discover she has become Susie. Ray finally kiss Susie which completing Susie's last wish, Susie returns to heaven.

Few years later, George wanna coaxes another young girl into a car but accidentally fall backward when a large icicle knocked his head. George fall over the cliff and dead in broken pieces. Susie's spirit is still around her family and saw Lindsey happily married to a guy and Abigail finally able to step into Susie's room again. Everybody is healed.
L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
Woah, this is really a nice film i must say :) Story is from Alice Sebold's novel in 2002 which created a blast :) Specially love the sentence which Susie Salmon said:

These were the lovely bones that had grown around my absence: the connections - sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent - that happened after i was gone. And i began to see things in a way that let me hold the world without me in it. The events my death brought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable tome in the future. The price of what i came to see as this miraculous lifeless body has been my life.

Saoirse Ronan is seriously a beauty which in a few year times she definitely can be the next Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johanson. Even the pretty Rachel Weisz lost all her shiny beauty to this young actress.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Love You, Man

Released Year: 2009
Directed by John Hamburg

Casted by:
Paul Rudd as Peter Klaven
Jason Segel as Sydney Fife
Rashida Jones as Zooey Rice
Peter proposed to Zooey and she agreed and only to found out that Peter has no close friends at all to become his best man. Therefore, Zooey has been aggressively urging Peter to find his own friend before the wedding. Peter has been going out to meet guys which some of them are too old or some of them are gay man.

Finally, Peter met Sydney whom he find is very cool. Both of them love the badn "Rush" and they even went to the concert together with Zooey which Zooey found its very irritating as the 2 guys ignored her. During the time when Sydney accompany Peter to buy his tuxedo, Sydney ask a favour to borrow USD 8k from Peter. Peter decided to lend the money to Sydney and ask whether he can be his best man on his wedding night.

The money borrowing issue was found out by Zooey and both of them argue on this. Zooey also moved away from the house to stay with her girlfriend. Next morning, Peter found out that Sydney has used the 8K to put Peter's photo on billboard for advertisement on his real estate. Feeling puzzled and angry, Peter told Sydney he does not like the action that has been make and request Sydney to return back the money and took down the billboard. On that night, Peter ask for forgiveness from Zooey and the 2 couple become lovely again.

Losing Sydney as his best friend, Peter feel lonely and ask all the weird guys to be his best man. Later on, Peter received a lot of calls regarding his billboard advertisement and everyone wanna ask Peter for business. Now only Peter realised Sydney is actually helping him, but due to his pride, he did not call up to clear up the things with Sydney. Zooey can feel that Peter missed Sydney a lot and she also realise Sydney is not a bad guy. Therefore, she call up Sydney to attend their wedding.

Before the wedding, Peter finally got the guts and call up Sydney to attend his wedding. Sydney finally make it to the wedding and the both guys are friend again.
L² Scored: 6/10

L² Comment:
A relax comedy film by Paul Rudd, not really my cuppa movie so i didn't went for the cinema at that time. But this has to depends on who the movie u r watchign with :)

Monday, May 17, 2010


Released Year: 2004
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

Casted by:
Brad Pitt as Achilles
Eric Bana as Hector
Orlando Bloom as Paris
Diane Kruger as Helen
Rose Byrne as Briseis
Peter O'Toole as King Priam
Brian Cox as King Agamemnon
King Agamemnon lead the Greece to conquer a lot of places with the join forces with Troy and their best warrior Achilles. Back in the Sparta, Menelaus celebrate their victory with the 2 troy's prince, Prince Hector and Prince Paris. Paris has been having an affair with Menelaus' wife Helena "Helen" and brought her away back to Troy on the next morning. Hector wanna send Helen back to Sparta to avoid war between the 2 countries but Paris insists to go back with Helen and force Hector no choice but to bring everyone back to Troy.

Back in Troy, King Priam accepted Helen to be in Troy and believe the Troy's wall can defense any attack. On the next day, King Agamemnon & King Menelaus already led 1000 ships of warriors to attack. First ship is by Achilles and he succeeded to won the first war and Hector's cousin sister Briseis was caught. On the next morning, King Menelaus fight with Paris and Paris cowardly ran away and Hector killed Menelaus. This pissed off Agamemnon and he wanted to take over Troy.

Achilles safe Briseis when the warriors wanted to rape her, brought Briseis back to his own camp, Achilles has sex with Briseis instead. On the next war, Hector has scared off the Greece's warriors by his braveness and King Agamemnon wanted Achilles to fight for Greece. But falling in love with Briseis, Achilles refused to help. But Achilles' cousin Patroclus pretend to be Achilles and lead the team to fight with Hector. Hector cut off Patroclus' throat and only realize that is not Achilles but just only a teenager. Achilles get angry and ignore Briseis' beg and went to fight with Hector.

One to one, Hector lost to Achilles and stab to die. But the night before the fight, Hector inform his wife Andromache to lead the people to run through a tunnel if Troy is attack by Greece. Although Hector was killed, but Greece is still unable to went into Troy. Greece then make a wooden trojan horse for Troy with warriors hidden inside. The silly King Priam thought the Greece has give up the attack due to the protection of Apollo and took the big trojan horse in the city and celebrate. At night, the Greece sneak out from the horse and slave the whole city. Andromache led the people away from the tunnel together with Helen.

Achilles went in to safe Briseis before the spartans got her. Paris shot Achilles' heel with an arrow. The weakness of Achilles' strength and he cannot stand and fight anymore. Paris shot a few arrow and took Achilles' life.
L² Scored: 6.5/10

L² Comment:
The only selling point of this movie is the 3 hot guy's sexy body, Diane Kruger's juicy breast and nothing at all. Seriously, i don't know who write the dialogue, its dumb and stupid. They spend so much on the production and actors, but why can't they write better dialogue and script?

But based on the true story, Helen of troy is same like Chan Yuan Yuan (陈圆圆) in dynasty Ming. Both woman has caused an empire to be vanished because of their beauty. And i found it quite silly an unacceptable...

The basically the 6.5 i gave is for Eric Bana 2 + Orlando Bloom 2 + Brad Pitt 2.5

p/s: Achilles Heel - Deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, that can actually or potentially lead to downfall (wikipedia)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How To Train Your Dragon

Released Year: 2010
Directed by Chris Sanders & Dean Deblois

Vocal by:
Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson
Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast
Craig Ferguson as Gobber the Belch
In the Berk Island, Stoick the Vast, chief of the Viking is leading his villagers to fight against the dragon who came and attack; while his son, Hiccup is an apprentice and work for Gobber the Belch. During the war of Viking and dragons, Hiccup shot down a rare dragon called Night Furry with a bolas cannon that he made.

Skinny Hiccup has always wanted to become like others to catch dragon, so he went to look for the dragon he caught on the next day but he didn't kill the dragon and just set it free. When the dragon is free, it did not kill Hiccup but just flew away. Stoick appointed Gobber to train the youngster of how to attack different types of dragon. In the camp, Hiccup met up with Astrid whom he likes a lot, but too bad, she's a rough and tough girl and she has no interest in boy but killing dragon. Gobber mentioned that dragon will kill human whenever they have chance, this make Hiccup confuse of why the Night Furry did not kill him.

Hiccup went back to the valley and brought a fish for the dragon. By touching each other, Hiccup slowly bond a friendship with the dragon and name him as Toothless. Toothless is fun and taught Hiccup a lot of knowledge/habbit about dragon. Hiccup later use all the tactics he learned to tame all dragon during his training. Everyone praise Hiccup and he started to get popular. Astrid doubts about Hiccup sudden improvement and went to trace down Hiccup.

Astrid discover that Hiccup has been taking care of Toothless including making a fake tail for Toothless. Hiccup beg Astrid not to tell others and took her for a ride on Toothless. While flying, Toothless followed a gang of dragon and fly into a cave. Seems like every dragon caught a fish to feed a gigantic dragon or else they will be killed. On the next day of battling, Hiccup did not kill the dragon and announced to everyone about the truth. Stoick get dissapointed and lead the team to catch Toothless. The vikings also went all their way to the gigantic dragon nest to kill him.

Hiccup teached other kids how to tame the dragon and they went riding on the dragon's back to the dragon nest. In the meanwhile, Stoick and gang can't defeat the gigantic dragon and everything is in the mess. Finally the kids reach on top of the dragon and faught with the gigantic dragon. Hiccup free Toothless and both of them used their new tactics to kill the gigantic dragon. But they also falled from sky. While Stoick thought he lost his son, but Toothless protected him with wings. Hiccup lost one leg and replace with a wooden leg. Every Viking is fancy with dragon and live peacefully with them now.
L² Scored: 8/10

L² Comment:
I missed this great movie in the cinema :( This is based on the children's story book from Canada. Heard that dreamwork production is gonna make a sequal of this film and its gonna be in a tv series in the year of 2013.

Overall its a very nice and cute movie, especially those different species of dragon... they make me laugh~ hahaha

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Released Year: 2009
Directed by Paul Weitz

Casted by:
Chris Massoglia as Darren Shan
John C. Reilly as Larten Crepsley
Josh Hutcherson as Steve Leonard
Jessica Carlson as Rebecca
Ray Stevenson as Murlough
渡辺 謙 Ken Watanabe as Hibernius Tall
Salma Hayek as Madame Truska
Michael Cerveris as Desmond Tiny
Willem Dafoe as Gavner Purl
Darren is an A class student with a good future, his best friend is Steve who is a useless bump. Darren is fancy with spider while Steve fancy the vampire. Steve has been wishing to become a vampire to end up his pathetic life. On one night, they received a brochure from Mr Tiny to attend the freak show.

Despite how the school teacher refuse to let them attend the show, the 2 youngster went on the freak show by themselves. The show was host by Hibernius Tall, all kind of freak person appeared such as the wolfman, the woman who can grown her body again, the rib-man, the man who can eat everything even fire. And Madame Truska who can transform herself by touching whoever feel the future of Darren when she touched him. The final performer is Crepsley who Darren & Steve suspect he is a vampire. Crepsley warn them not to announce his identity or else he will kill them.

The school teacher brought the police to the show and force them to close down. To hide from the school, Darren and Steve hide in the dungeon. While Gavner and Crepsley have their discussion, they discover Steve is there. Steve begged Crepsley to turn him into a vampire, but after tasting Steve's blood, Crepsley state that Steve's blood is not good to become a vampire. Steve is pissed off and swear he will come back to hunt the vampire down. Darren's hideout was discovered too and he ran away by stealing the spider from Crepsley. In the meantime, Gavner inform that vampaneze has sent Murlough to kill Crepsley.

Next day, Steve discovered that Darren got the spider and try to kill it but was bitten instead. To get the antidote, Darren went back to the freak camp and find Crepsley. To take up his wife, Madame Truska's advice, Crepsley decided to turn Darren into half vampire in exchange for the antidote. Darren agree on the deal and promise to guard against Crepsley's coffin during daytime to prevent the attack from Murlough. Darren was found death the next day but actually is a fake death. Later at night, Crepsley come to dig out his coffin and brought him to stay in the freak camp. In another hand, Steve was jealous Darren got his dream and went to work with Murlough to slave the vampires.

Living in the freak camp, Darren was in the same room with the snake boy, Evra. Darren even fall in love with the monkey girl Rebecca. But Murlough brought Steve to attack by capturing Darren's family and Rebecca. Steve offered Darren to surrender and join them but was rejected. While fighting, Rebecca used her tail to open the knots and let go of the Shan's family. Crepsley is unable to fight against the 2 rivals and Rebecca fed Darren with her blood and become powerful to help Crepsley. Mr Tiny was watching all these and finally turn Murlough into a tiny person and went away with Steve.

Finally Darren and Crepsley went back to the Freak camp and other voted and agreed to let Darren stay. Crepsley even offered him a new coffin in the camp too.
L² Scored: 4/10

L² Comment:
This is from Darren Shan's novel series, "The Saga of Darren Shan". How weird, the author used his own name to be the main character, huh?!? The whole movie is not bad, quite good. Just like the freak show in "The Wolfgirl", you can see all sorts of freak showing their freak thing.

But i always thought vampire is monster/creatures but not freak. And both the new actor Chris Massoglia & Josh Hutcherson still need a lot of training on their acting... overall the movie is ok, nothing much excited about it...

Friday, May 7, 2010

72 Tenants of Prosperity 72家租客

Released Year: 2010
Directed by 曾志伟 Eric Tsang & 葉念琛 Patrick
& 鍾澍佳 Chung Shu Kai
Casted by:
曾志伟 Eric Tsang as 哈公 Ha
张学友 Jacky Cheung as 石堅 Sek
袁咏仪 Anita Yuen as 小桃紅 Pinky
黄宗泽 Bosco Wong as 哈太郎 / 吉野太郎 Junior
鄧麗欣 Stephy Teng as 阿玉 / 吉澤明步 Jade
鍾嘉欣 Linda Chung as 哈女 Honey
王祖藍 Cho Lam Wong as 堅仔 Kinny
梁天 Tian Leong as 大業主 Big Owner
劉美君 Prudence Liew as 小紅 Hong
陳法拉 Fala Chen as 小桃紅 Pinky (youth)
側田 Justin Lo as 哈公 Ha (youth)
林峯 Raymond Lam as 石堅 Sek (youth)
廖碧兒 Bernice Liu as 彈牙珍 Jane
徐子珊 Kate Tsui as 波波 Paulina
林家棟 Gordon Lam as 太子炳 Beng
佘詩曼 Charmaine Sheh as 三姑 Aunty Three
謝天華 Michael Tse as Laughing哥
陳百祥 Natalis Chan as himself
During the 60's, the 72 tenants were being bullied by Beng and his wife, Aunty Three. During one morning, Shanghai Fatty has broken the water pipe shared by everyone, Aunty Three got pissed off and force everyone to pay their rental before she released any water. No matter how other tenants debate, Beng & Aunty Three thought of an evil ideal to marry their foster daughther, Pinky to the police officer so that they can live in a rich life.

Ha & Sek both love Pinky, together with the help of others tenants, they managed to safe Pinky from the marriage and the evil parents was put into jail which cause their own daughter Paulina to hold grudge. After this, both Ha & Sek used trick to win over Pinky and finally Ha won and married Pinky. 40 years later, both Ha & Sek has opened their own handphone shop across each other and they always fight for business.

Jade (Sek's daughter) as an assistant director of Japan Porno came back and met Junior (Ha's son). Both of them fall in love immediately. In the meanwhile, Sek has been going to the hooker, Hong place all these year but not to have sex, just to watch Pinky over the block from Hong's toilet. Hong told him that she's moving back to China to become a headmaster which she has been building the school of. Feeling guilty for that, Hong told him that the soup Sek has been drinking all these while are boiled by Pinky.

The street has been happening a lot of problem. People are throwing acid from top floor. In the meanwhile, a big owner is gonna raise everybody's rental and if they cannot pay it they have to move away. Luckily, Junior & Kinny (Sek's son) came out with good idea to renovate the whole place into a better commercial place. But they have to found out who's the one who's throwing the acid. After the throwing of acid, Kinny bump into Honey (Ha's daughter) and fall in love while visiting the hospital for their sibblings.

Sek thought he has teostorant cancer but in the end turn out to be a mistake. But Ha thought he has it and agree to let Pinky have dinner with him. But Pinky got pissed off and ran away after Ha got jealous and speak something inproper. While Pinky ran away, she was kidnap by someone. Everybody went for rescue and discover that the kidnapper is Paulina who has grown up. Paulina wanna take revenge and killed Pinky with acid but finally was arrested by Laughing. And the 2 guys have safe Pinky again.

Finally, everybody lives happily ever after.
L² Scored: 5/10

L² Comment:
Overall the movie is ok, the story is simple but too much celebrities make a mess. The story keep on showing these various artist instead of their act. I kinda like Bernice Liu (廖碧兒) & Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜) performance. Bernice's character is very funny with her bulky bodyshape and her big teeth sticking out from her mouth; whereas Joyce took over the character which her mother (Lydia Sum) has acted before in 1973.