Friday, June 29, 2012

The Son of No One

 Released Year: 2011
Directed by Dito Montiel

Casted by:
Channing Tatum as Jonathan White 
Al Pacino as Detective Stanford
Ray Liotta as Captain Marion Mathers
Katie Holmes as Kerry White
 A young cop, Jonathan White is assigned to a precinct in the Queens neighborhood, where he grew up. To provide for his wife and ailing daughter, he works hard to keep his life on track. But this life is threatened when a dark secret bubbles to the surface. An anonymous source reveals new information about an unsolved murder by two boys and a possible police cover-up, setting off a chain of events that rattles the neighborhood.

 Jonathan's childhood flash as he accidentally killed a guy in a bathroom and cause his friend to go into jail, just to cover him. The young Jonathan was questioned by Detective Standford who knows everything but did not reveal him to the justice. As he grows old, his childhood history was found by his superior Captain Marions. Jonathan reveal the darkness of the police dept to a journalist and was threaten by Marions. In the end, the childhood friend killed Marions to free Jonathan from his control.
 L² Scored: 3/10

L² Comment:
Though i love Channing Tatum, but i really can't stand this film. The pace is slow and the storyline is a bit difficult to understand until the final part. But however, Tatum looks kinda matured in this film and Holmes look as ugly as she always is....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Grey

 Released Year: 2012
Directed by Joe Carnahan

Casted by:
Liam Neeson as John Ottway
Frank Grillo as John Diaz
Dermot Mulroney as Talget
Dallas Roberts as Pete Hendrick
 John Ottway works in Alaska killing the wolves that threaten an oil drilling team. On his last day on the job, Ottway writes a letter to his wife Ana that he plans to commit suicide. While holding the barrel of a rifle in his mouth, Ottway hears the howl of a wolf, which stops him. Upon completing the job, the team and Ottway head home on a plane that crashes in a blizzard. Ottway then sees a vision of his wife but awakens to find one of the team, Lewenden, mortally wounded. Ottway calms him, letting him know that he is going to die, and then Lewenden dies peacefully.

Ottway sets the survivors to task collecting material for a fire. He sees a woman in need of help, but finds her being eaten by a gray wolf who also attacks Ottway. He is rescued by the others and explains that they are most likely in the wolves' territory. After starting a fire, the survivors take turns keeping watch. While urinating, Hernandez is killed by two wolves. The remaining survivors find his body in the morning and Ottway suggests they leave the crash site because they are wide open to attack. Diaz questions Ottway's leadership and begins defying his orders. Before they leave, Ottway and the others remove the wallets from many of the bodies with the intention of returning them to surviving family members. Hendrick says a prayer and thanks to God for allowing them to survive the crash and then the survivors leave the crash site.

While hiking across the snow, Flannery falls behind and is killed by three wolves. The remaining survivors continue on and make camp in the woods, where tension between Ottway and Diaz comes to a head as the survivors create makeshift weaponry. Diaz threatens Ottway with his knife, but is disarmed by Ottway. The survivors meet the alpha wolf, who sends an omega to test Diaz. However, the survivors are able to kill the wolf and eat it. Diaz severs its head and throws it back as a symbol of defiance.

The group stop to build a campfire at night and they start a conversation. Diaz tells the group how the men who died aren't in heaven and there is no god; Talget states that he believes in God, but Ottway confesses that he too is an atheist, but that he wishes he could believe. Burke awakens and he begins to hallucinate from hypoxia. He goes back to sleep in front of the campfire. The group bonds over personal stories. Ottoway tells the group about a poem that is hung above his father's desk, a poem that contributes to the film's major theme. He recites the poem:
"Once more into the fray

Into the last good fight I'll ever know
Live and die on this day
Live and die on this day"

A blizzard approaches and they try to preserve the campfire to prevent hypothermia. Despite their best efforts, Ottway finds Burke's frozen lifeless body in the morning. Further in their travels, the survivors come across a high canyon wall within which, screened by trees, they identify a river. Hendrick jumps to the trees to secure a line as a means of traverse. Diaz and Ottway make it across the line to join Hendrick, but Talget, who is afraid of heights, loses his glasses on the way and freezes out of fear. He reluctantly continues across, but soon finds his injured hand has begun bleeding and he gets caught up in the makeshift rope. Talget struggles to untangle himself, but the line breaks and he crashes through the trees to the ground. Wounded, Talget sees a vision of his daughter and is dragged away by the wolves. While attempting to save Talget, Diaz falls from the tree and injures his knee.

The three remaining survivors continue their trek and make it to the river, but an exhausted Diaz can make it no further, preferring to stay and die than go on. Hendrick tries to convince Diaz to carry on, but Ottway tells him it is futile. They give each other final goodbyes and Ottway and Hendrick leave Diaz on the riverside, as the crackling of branches caused by wolves is heard. Ottway and Hendrick continue, but are soon chased by wolves again. Fleeing, Hendrick falls in the river and he gets his foot stuck between underwater rocks. Ottway jumps into the river to attempt to save him but Hendrick drowns in the river. Freezing and alone, Ottway then curses God and asks for his help with no response. Ottway continues on without his wet coat but he is eventually dazed from hypothermia taking effect.

Ottway then stops and pulls out each wallet collected from the dead, examines the mementos they contain, and places them in a pile on the snow, adding his own wallet as well. Suddenly, the pack of wolves surrounds him, leading Ottway to discover that he has walked right into their den. He is soon spotted by the alpha wolf and the other pack members back off. Ottway sees another vision of his wife, which now reveals that she died on a hospital bed. Deciding to make a final stand, he tapes miniature alcohol bottles to his fist and breaks them on a nearby rock and also tapes a knife to his other hand. He quietly recites his father's poem to himself, then charges the alpha wolf before the screen goes black.

In a brief post-credits scene, the back of Ottway's head is seen laying on top of a still-breathing wolf's stomach, leaving it ambiguous as to whether or not he survived.
 L² Scored: 8.5/10

L² Comment:
Its been such a long time i did not have a good thriller movie, this is a very exciting film which took my breath away. Unpredictable what will happen on the next, you thought you know it, but you don't. Beside expecting the human being attacked by the wolves, you will never guess how they try to escape and where. A movie never to be miss in 2012 :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

 Released Year: 2012
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Casted by:
Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln
Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln
Anthony Mackie as William Johnson
Jimmi Simpson as Joshua Speed
Rufus Sewell as Adam
Marton Csokas as Jack Barts
 In 1818, Abraham Lincoln lives in Indiana with his parents, Nancy and Thomas, who works at a plantation owned by Jack Barts. There, Lincoln befriends a young African American boy, William Johnson, and intervenes when he sees Johnson being beaten by a slaver. Because of his son's actions, Thomas is fired by Barts, who demands that Thomas pay his debts to him. When Thomas refuses, Barts warns him that there is more than one way to collect a debt. That night, Lincoln sees Barts breaking into his house and attacking Nancy. Thomas finds her ill the following day, and she dies shortly afterwards. He blames Barts, and tells Lincoln that he poisoned Nancy.

Nine years later, after his father's death, Lincoln decides to get revenge against Barts. He attacks Barts at the docks, but Barts, who is actually a vampire, overpowers him. However, before Barts can kill him, Lincoln is rescued by Henry Sturgess. At his mansion, Sturgess reveals that vampires exist, and offers to teach Lincoln how to become a vampire hunter. Lincoln accepts and, after a decade of training, travels to Springfield, Illinois in 1837, where he begins to slay vampires. During his training, Lincoln is told by Sturgess that the vampires that live in America descend from Adam, a powerful vampire who owns a plantation in New Orleans with his sister, Vadoma. Lincoln also learns that vampires take advantage of the slave trade by using slaves as their food source. Sturgess informs Lincoln of the vampires' weakness to silver, and presents Lincoln with a silver pocket watch.

In Springfield, Lincoln befriends shopkeeper Joshua Speed, and meets Mary Todd, who is also being courted by the politician Stephen A. Douglas. Though he is warned by Sturgess not to form any close relationships, Lincoln eventually begins having romantic feelings for Mary. Barts is one of the vampires living in Springfield, and upon learning of Lincoln's presence, he begins to target Mary.

One day, Lincoln receives a visit from William Johnson, who now helps freed slaves to escape through the Underground Railroad. Johnson, a free slave, asks for Lincoln's help to evade bounty hunters who believe Johnson is an escaped slave. Lincoln and Johnson defeat the bounty hunters, and Lincoln later tells Mary what happened. She encourages him to fight for his ideals, and Lincoln begins to speak against slavery. Sturgess visits him, telling him to focus on the mission he was trained. He then provides the location of Barts.

Lincoln confronts his sworn enemy at a farm, and before dying of his wounds, Barts reveals that Sturgess is a vampire as well. Lincoln confronts Sturgess, who reveals that, several years ago, he and his lover were attacked and bit by Adam. Because Sturgess' soul wasn't pure, he became a vampire, and that prevented him from harming his "creator" or any other vampire since as Adam stated, "Only the living can kill the dead". Since then, Sturgess has been training vampire hunters in an effort to destroy Adam.

Disappointed, Lincoln decides to abandon his mission. However, Adam learns of his activities and captures Johnson in order to lure Lincoln into a trap at his plantation in New Orleans. Lincoln tells Speed the truth and they travel to Adam's estate, where Lincoln is captured. Adam then tries to recruit Lincoln, stating how he plans to take over the United States and turn it into a nation of the undead, and that only more moderate vampires like Sturgess stand in his way. Speed arrives, rescuing Lincoln and Johnson, and the three escape back to Ohio. Lincoln's watch, however, is left behind and found by Adam.

In Springfield, Lincoln marries Mary and hires Speed as his assistant and Johnson as his valet, allowing Johnson to continue his duties with the Underground Railroad undercover. He then begins his political career, campaigning to abolish slavery. Sturgess warns Lincoln that slaves are what keeps vampires under control, and if Lincoln interferes with that, the vampires will be forced to act, but Lincoln ignores his warnings.

Lincoln is then elected as the 16th President of the United States of America. He moves to the White House with Mary, where they have a son, William Wallace Lincoln, and where he eventually signs the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1862, Willie is bitten by Vadoma, who leaves the watch behind to mock Lincoln. Sturgess offers to turn Willie into a vampire in order to save him, and although Mary wants him to, Lincoln stops him. Following their son's death, Lincoln is blamed by his wife.

With the war turning in the Union's favor, Confederate President Jefferson Davis convinces Adam to deploy his vampires on the front lines. Sturgess tries to convince Lincoln to offer Adam a truce, but Lincoln refuses, and is informed that Adam's confederate army has decimated Lincoln's union forces in the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Lincoln then decides to confiscate all the silverware in the area and have it melted in order to produce silver bullets and weapons for the soldiers to use in the battlefield. Speed, believing that Lincoln will lead them to death, betrays him and informs Adam that Lincoln will transport the silver to Gettysburg in a train.

Adam and Vadoma watch as Lincoln reconciles with Mary and then follow him to the train, containing the new weapons for the Union troops. Along the way, Adam and Vadoma encounter Mary, who appears to be traveling to a safer location. He orders Vadoma to spare Mary in order to rendezvous with Lincoln's train. Mary continues on and is joined by a contingent of free slaves carrying unknown parcels and crates. Lincoln, Sturgess and Johnson are attacked by Adam, Vadoma and other vampires, who have set a fire to the upcoming train trestle. Speed, his betrayal a ruse, damages the train's controls, hoping that it will crash into the flame engulfed trestle and destroy the vampires. Adam kills Speed and fights Lincoln before being attacked by Sturgess. During the fight, Adam learns that there is no silver in the train, only rocks. Lincoln reveals that he lured Adam into a trap and stabs Adam with the weaponized watch, made of silver, killing him. Lincoln, Johnson and Sturgess then jump out of the train before it falls off the burning trestle and explodes. Meanwhile, Mary and the ex-slaves have transported the silver to Gettysburg through the Underground Railroad. Vadoma, having escaped the train, tries to attack Mary but Mary shoots her down with a rifle loaded with Willie's silver toy sword.

The now leaderless Confederate vampires stage a massive assault and are met head on by the Union soldiers. Armed with their silver ammunition and bayonets the Union soldiers destroy the vampires and free America from their threat.

A few months later, on April 14, 1865, Sturgess reveals that the few remaining vampires have fled to other countries and congratulates Lincoln on the victory. Sturgess tries to convince Lincoln, without success, to allow him to turn Lincoln into a vampire so that Lincoln can become immortal and continue to help Sturgess to accomplish great things in the future. Lincoln is called by Mary, who waits by their carriage, to hurry and leaves Sturgess for the theater. That night, although not shown, Lincoln is killed by John Wilkes Booth.

Over a century later, in modern times, Sturgess locates a young man at a bar in Washington, D.C. and approaches him in the same way he once approached Lincoln, revealing that he's still alive and training vampire hunters.
L² Scored: 6.5/10

L² Comment:
Tim Burton is part of the producer team which make us no doubt that Lincoln become a vampire hunter. If just think it as a movie, i love it a lot, i always like the movie of hunting vampires and slash them off. The whole movie is nice in it pace and everything goes smooth.

But my brain keep on remind me what the real Lincoln was. So my mind keep fighting with me in the cinema while watching this movie. A president of state is actually a vampire hunter? Lol... WTF !!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Lady

 Released Year: 2011
Directed by Luc Besson

Casted by:
Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi
David Thewlis as Michael Aris
Jonathan Raggett as Kim Aris
Jonathan Woodhouse as Alexander Aris
 In 1947, when Aung San Suu Kyi is two years old, her father Aung San leads Burma to independence. But soon afterwards, on 19 July 1947, he along with a group of his colleagues is assassinated by a military death squad.

As an adult she goes to England, finds a loving husband and has a happy family life. But in 1988 her mother's poor health forces her to return to Burma where her father, Aung San, is still widely remembered.

When she visits her mother in the hospital in 1988, she meets many of the people were wounded during the Tatmadaw's crackdown in the 8888 Uprising. She realises that political change is needed in Burma and is soon drawn into the movement to promote reform. She accepts the role of icon in support of self-determination by the Burmese people and devotes herself to activities in support of goals of greater political freedoms.

Suu Kyi founds a political party and clearly wins the 1990 elections. However, the Burmese military refuse to accept the result of the election and moved to bring Suu Kyi under control. She and her family became separated when her husband and children were banned from Burma and she was put under a house arrest for more than a decade. Yet their relentless struggling for Suu Kyi's recognition outside Burma is her guarantee she won't be forgotten and cannot disappear unnoticed.

Due to her family's efforts, she becomes the first woman in Asia to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet their separation continues because neither can Suu Kyi attend the ceremony nor can her husband Michael Aris see her one last time before his early death.
 L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
A nice movie regarding the true female warrior for Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi. A big cheers for Michelle Yeoh for doing a great job in this character. She purposely went for an extreme diet so that her weight and shape go as slim as the real legend lady. Michelle Yeoh also makes an effort to learn Burmese and deliver a long speech (though its not really that great, but really incredible).

The storyline is not bad but just a bit slow. Hope to see more good movie from Michelle Yeoh soon. :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

 Released Year: 2012
Directed by Brad Peyton

Casted by:
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Hank Parsons
Josh Hutcherson as Sean Anderson
Vanessa Hudgens as Kailani
Michael Caine as Alexander Anderson
Luis Guzman as Gabato
 Sean Anderson is caught by the police escaping from a satellite research center where he was attempting to access a signal broadcast that was too faint to pick up outside of the facility. Escorted home by his stepfather, Hank Parsons, he eventually reveals that the mysterious broadcast he was attempting to access was a set of indistinguishable words that he is trying to decode. Hank, in an attempt to bond with his stepson, solves the code which tells them to look for Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, and Verne's Mysterious Island and Sean suggest that they were all based on the same island. Hank then tears out each page with a map in each book and shines a light through them to make one map that reveals the islands co-ordinates. Sean believes that his long lost grandfather was the one behind the transmission, and that he has discovered the island. Sean and Hank immediately set out for the island of Palau. Both Hank and his wife, Liz, don't believe anything that Sean is convinced of, such as the fact that the Mysterious Island could exist and that his grandfather discovered it, but after Hank considers that this trip could help bring him closer to his usually anti-social step son, the couple decide it would be ideal.

Once arriving at Palau, they board a private helicopter run by Gabato and his daughter Kailani, whom Sean immediately develops a crush on. The four travel to the coordinates until their helicopter is hit by a freak storm, causing them to crash on the island, where every big animal in the outside world is small and every small animal is giant (inspiring Jonathan Swift to write Gulliver's Travels). They are then chased through the forest by a giant lizard until they finally meet Sean's grandfather, Alexander Anderson. He leads them back to his hut where they spend the night. Once it is determined that a radio signal for a distress call can only be sent once a fortnight, it is decided that the group will stay put until then. Alexander calls Hank, Henry, and he tells him that it's Hank, not Henry.

The next day the five travel to the lost city of Atlantis, buried far back in the jungles. There Hank finds evidence to believe that the island is slowly sinking. It is revealed through Alexander that the island sinks underwater once every 140 years or so due to shifting tectonic plates, and that they still have years before the next cycle begins. Hank’s recent discovery, however, shows that Alexander's calculations are wrong and that the island will sink in a few days. From there the group set out to Captain Nemo’s tomb, which contains his journal holding the whereabouts of the legendary submarine, The Nautilus, their only hope of escaping on time. Once the journal is uncovered, they set out towards Nautilus, encountering various obstacles in their path. Sean’s right ankle is dislocated after a dog fight involving a giant Bee-eater (erroneously claimed to be a White-throated Needletail) because he fell from his mounted bee, and the group is slowed down. The next morning it is discovered that Gabato has left the group to return to a previously passed volcano of gold (inspiring Robert Louis Stevenson to write Treasure Island), which he believes is his and Kailani’s only hope of living a decent life. Kailani and Alexander set out to find him while Hank and Sean continue to look for the Nautilus.

Once at the submarine’s entrance, the two are disheartened to find that the rising sea level has buried the cave underwater and that they must dive to where it is located. Using a simple breathing device, they manage to reach the submarine and open the entrance hatch, narrowly avoiding a nasty encounter with a giant electric eel.

Kailani and Alexander eventually find Gabato and convince him to return to the submarine. Once there, they are distraught to discover that Hank and Sean are nowhere in sight. Upon finding Alexander's cane that Sean had been using as a crutch, the three realize that Hank and Sean dived to get to the submarine. Unknown to them, the pair are attempting to start the submarine, although the batteries are long exhausted. Hank devises a plan to use the eel to conduct enough electricity to kick start the Nautilus, and equipping a basic diving suit, exits the sub to confront the eel and throw a harpoon at it.

Once the submarine starts, they quickly travel to the surface and retrieve the other three. Sean and Kailani later share a kiss. Six months later, Gabato is head of a successful tourism movement on Palau, and has enough money to send Kailani to the United States where she is dating Sean and attending college. At Sean's birthday, Alexander gives him a copy of From the Earth to the Moon, and proposes another journey (to the moon), as a family. The film ends with Sean, Kailani, and his family reading the book together, and a view of the moon, with plans for another adventure.
  L² Scored: 7.5/10

L² Comment:
How could i ever miss this film in the first place? This is a great 3D movie and a bit better than the first movie i think. Josh Hutcherson has grown up and look so cute :) though he's body not as hot as the rock, but of course, the youth win it all :) Hopefully the Journey 3 will be out soon~

Monday, June 18, 2012


 Released Year: 1990
Directed by Ron Underwood

Casted by:
Kevin Bacon as Val McKee
Fred Ward as Earl Basset
Finn Carter as Rhonda LeBeck
Michael Gross as Burt Gummer
Reba McEntire as Heather Gummer
 Valentine "Val" McKee and Earl Basset work as handymen in Perfection, Nevada, an isolated ex-mining settlement that contains only fourteen residents, among them general store owner Walter Chang and survivalist couple Burt Gummer and Heather Gummer. A new arrival is Rhonda LeBeck, a graduate student conducting seismology tests.

Val and Earl tire of their hand-to-mouth existence and leave for Bixby, the nearest town. They discover a man dead at the top of an electrical tower, though still holding on to the beams. Jim Wallace, the town doctor, announces that he died of dehydration. Somewhere else, shepherd Old Fred and his flock get attacked by an unseen force. Val and Earl arrive, only to find the sheep cut to pieces and Fred's severed head lying in the sand. Val and Earl return to Perfection, thinking that a murderer is on the loose. They warn two road-construction workers that they encounter, but to no avail. After Val and Earl leave, one of the construction worker's drills stabs something under the ground and it spews blood. With a hose around his ankle, it pulls that worker away, while the other rushes to help, only to be crushed by a rock slide.

Val and Earl discover the town's phones dead and head for the police in Bixby, but are thwarted by the rock slide. They return to Walter's store, where they find something wrapped around their truck's back axle: the severed body of a large snakelike creature. As the townsfolk hunker down for the night, the "snakes" attack the doctor and his wife, killing them both and pulling their car underground.

The next morning, Val and Earl leave to get help, this time on horseback. They discover the doctor's buried car. Suddenly one of the attackers erupts out of the ground. Each "snake" is one of three "tongues" employed by an enormous burrowing worm-creature that Walter later names "Graboids". Thrown from their horses, the two men run for their lives. When they jump a concrete aqueduct their pursuer rams into its wall, killing itself. Rhonda determines from her readings that there are three more creatures in the area. They realize the creatures have extremely acute hearing, and find them due to their vibrations, but cannot tunnel through rock. One of the creatures traps the trio overnight at a cluster of boulders. Rhonda has the idea of pole vaulting from boulder to boulder. They reach her truck and return to town.

They are met with disbelief from the townspeople until a Graboid appears, disabling Val and Earl's truck. Everyone retreats into their homes or the store, but a Graboid bursts through the store's floor and drags away Walter.

The Gummers return to their home after unsuccessfully hunting the "snake-things" and contact the others via CB radio, but the noise of the couple's tumbler leads a Graboid to smash into their basement. The Gummers kill it with firearms, but another of the monsters disables their vehicle. In town, the Graboids attack the foundations of the buildings, knocking over Nestor's trailer and dragging him down underground. Realizing the town is being dug out from under them, Val and Earl plan to escape on a Semi end dump trailer with flat tires pulled by a bulldozer, which is too heavy for the Graboids to move. Val reaches the vehicle while the others distract the Graboids. Everyone is collected, including the Gummers, and they set out for the safety of a nearby mountain range.

The Graboids dig a pit-trap in the bulldozer's path, wrecking it. The townsfolk use Burt's home-made explosives to drive the creatures away long enough to reach the safety of a boulder, where Earl has another idea: tricking the Graboids into swallowing Burt's bombs. This works once, but on the second try the last Graboid spits the explosive onto Burt's pile of bombs, sending everyone scattering. Val, Earl and Rhonda are stranded yards from the boulder, with the Graboid blocking their path to safety. Val has one more bomb and one last idea: he lets the Graboid chase him to the edge of a cliff and "stampedes" it with the bomb, then jumps out of its way, sending it through the cliff-face to its death. The group returns to town, and Earl pushes Val into approaching the clearly interested Rhonda romantically.
  L² Scored: 7/10

L² Comment:
 Hmm... this is a very classic horror movie which i never watch before, this is my very first time watching it in the DVD. For me, the big ugly giant worm is funny though it eat human flesh. Haha... But eating up a whole truck in one of the part is a bit too much and hilarious... Kevin Bacon is not bad looking that time, though he's not those typical classic good looking man, but he is so man that will make a lots of woman (&man) wet~

Friday, June 15, 2012


 Released Year: 1978
Directed by Randal Kleiser

Casted by:
John Travolta as Danny Zuko
Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson
  Stockard Channing as Betty Rizzo
Jeff Conaway as Kenickie
 In the summer of 1958, local teenager Danny Zuko and vacationing Sandy Olsson meet at the beach and fall in love. When the summer comes to an end, Sandy, who is going back to Australia, worries that they may never see each other again, but Danny tells her that their love is "only the beginning". Later, on the first day of Danny's senior year at Rydell High School, meets with his friends, the T-Birds, who like Danny, are greasers. The group consists of his best friend Kenickie, Doody, Putzie and Sonny. A group of girls, the "Pink Ladies", consisting of Betty Rizzo, Frenchie, Jan and Marty, declare they want to "rule the school". Sandy, unbeknownst to Danny, is also at the school, having enrolled after her parents decided not to return to Australia. Sandy befriends Pink Lady Frenchie, who considers dropping out of school to become a beautician. Oblivious to each other's presence at school, Danny and Sandy tell the T-Birds and Pink Ladies their respective accounts of their summer romance.

Upon learning Danny was Sandy's summer romance, Rizzo arranges for the two to reunite, but Danny is forced to maintain his nonchalant badboy attitude in front of his friends, which upsets Sandy, who sees Danny as pretentious. Frenchie invites the girls to a sleepover, but Sandy gets sick after Frenchie pierces her ears. The T-Birds almost crash the party, but a guilty Danny leaves just as Rizzo sneaks out of the house. Kenickie tells the rest of the T-Birds to leave the car so he can be alone with his girlfriend. Rizzo and Kenickie head to lover's lane and have sex in the back seat, but the condom Kenickie has been carrying in his wallet since junior school breaks, and they decide to go ahead anyway. They are disturbed by Leo, leader of the T-Birds' rival gang, the Scorpions, and his girlfriend Cha-Cha, who bump into Kenickie's fender. Kenickie yells at Leo for criticizing his car. Wishing to win his way back into Sandy's affection after Danny spies her flirting with Rydell's muscular football star, Danny turns to Coach Calhoun to get into sports, eventually becoming a runner. He reunites with Sandy and they attempt to go on a date, but their friends crash it, resulting in Kenickie and Rizzo breaking up over a fight. Left alone, Frenchie is visited by a guardian angel who advises her to return to high school.

The school dance arrives, broadcast live on television and hosted by DJ Vince Fontaine who flirts with Marty. Rizzo and Kenickie attempt to spite one another by bringing Leo and Cha Cha as their dates, while Danny and Sandy come together. During a dance, Danny and Cha Cha reunite, once boyfriend and girlfriend, and win a dance-off. Danny tries to make it up to Sandy by taking her to a drive-in theatre but ends up making several passes at her, causing Sandy to flee. Meanwhile, Rizzo fears she is pregnant after missing a period and confides to Marty, who tells Sonny, who in turn spreads the rumour which eventually reaches Kenickie, who is the potential father. Kenickie apologizes to Rizzo for their fight and says he'll be there for her and the baby, but Rizzo tells him out of spite that it isn't his. The implication is that it's Leo's, and Leo and Kenickie challenge each other to a car race.

The race arrives and Sandy is desperate to find Danny. She happens by Rizzo, who is being mocked by Patty Simcox and her crew. Sandy offers to be there for Rizzo and they two share a friendly moment. Rizzo ponders her future and her relationship with Kenickie but is startled when she sees him in the distance. Rizzo runs off as Kenickie heads for the race track and Sandy goes to watch.

They are ready to race, but Kenickie is knocked out by Putzie when he opened the door and hit Kenickie while he was reaching down for a penny so Danny takes up the challenge. He and Leo race until Leo crashes and is left humiliated, with Danny as the victor. Sandy watches from afar, concluding she still loves Danny and decides to change her attitude and look to impress him. On the last day of school, while Principal McGee and her assistant Blanche sob about the departing class, the class celebrate their graduation at the fair on the school grounds. Rizzo discovers she is not pregnant after all and an overjoyed Kenickie offers to "make an honest woman" of her as they reconcile. Danny has become a jock but is shocked when Sandy appears smoking and dressed in black leather and teased hair. In song, the two admit they love each other and reunite. The film ends with Danny and Sandy departing in Danny's car which takes flight, and wave goodbye to their friends as they leave. The film ends with credits in the style of a yearbook.
  L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment:
How couldn't i not to score this a 10/10 for this movie? This is most probably the best film in that period ever, even my parent is a huge fans of this film. John Travolta is so good looking at his young age, but watching him and his behavior nowadays, i wonder how he could ever spoil his image in front of his fans who have been loving him all these years... 

Back to the storyline, its been fun and nice to watch with. The dances and songs are nothing to be pin-point of, especially the scenery that keep on changing, feel like a Bollywood movie for me :) I haven't watch the Grease 2 (1982), hopefully it will be nice as well...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Incredibles

 Released Year: 2004
Directed by Brad Bird

Voiced by:
Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible
Holly Hunter as Helen Parr/Elastigirl
Spencer Fox as Dashiell Robert "Dash" Parr
Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr
Jason Lee as Buddy Pine/Syndrome
Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best/Frozone
Elizabeth Peña as Mirage
Brad Bird as Edna Mode
 "Supers"–humans gifted with superpowers–were once seen as heroes, but collateral damage from their various good deeds led the government to create a "Supers Relocation Program", forcing the Supers to fit in among the civilians and not use their superpowers. Bob and Helen Parr, who are Supers, have married and raised three children, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack, in the suburbs of Metroville; Violet and Dash have innate superpowers, but the toddler Jack-Jack has yet to show any. Bob, stuck in a white-collar job at an insurance agency, reminisces of his former days as Mr. Incredible, and sneaks out on Wednesday nights with his Super friend, Lucius Best (a.k.a. Frozone), to fight street crime.

One day, Bob loses his temper with his boss who refuses to help a mugging victim outside and threatens him to get fired, revealing his super strength and losing him his job. While trying to figure out what to tell Helen, he finds a message from a woman named "Mirage", who asks for Mr. Incredible's help to stop a rogue robot on a distant island for a lucrative reward. Bob, claiming to Helen that he is going on a business trip, takes up Mirage's offer, and successfully defeats the powerful Omnidroid. On his return to Metroville, Bob spends his days working out and getting back into shape. He takes his super suit, torn in the battle with Omnidroid, to Edna Mode, the fashion designer to the Supers, and asks her to repair it. She does so, and also insists on creating a new, better super suit for him. She refuses his request to add a cape, though, highlighting how the accessory doomed several other Supers before him by getting caught on things.

Mirage soon contacts Bob with another job on the island. On arriving, he finds the Omnidroid, rebuilt and reprogrammed to be stronger than before. While trapped by the robot, he meets its creator, the technology-savvy villain Syndrome. Bob recognizes him as a young fan, Buddy, who wanted to be Mr. Incredible's sidekick but got in the way. Syndrome vows revenge for this shunning, and sets the Omnidroid to kill Bob. Bob manages to fake his death and hide from the robot, discovering the body of a former Super, Gazerbeam. His curiosity piqued, he breaks into Syndrome's base and finds a computer, outlining Syndrome's past work to identify the civilian identities of former Supers and luring them to fight Omnidroid, and using the results of those fatal battles to improve each iteration of the machine. Bob is relieved to discover that Helen and his children are not yet identified in Syndrome's database.

Meanwhile, Helen has become suspicious of Bob having an affair. After discovering Bob's repaired suit, she talks to Edna and learns she created suits for the entire Parr family, each outfitted with a tracking device. Helen triggers Bob's, identifying the remote island but inadvertently revealing Bob's presence to Syndrome's headquarters and causing him to be captured. Helen borrows a private jet from an old friend and travels to the island, disappointed to learn that Violet and Dash have stowed away while leaving Jack-Jack at home with a babysitter. As they near the island, Syndrome shoots down the jet, but Helen and the children safely make it ashore. Though Helen rescues Bob and regroups with Violet and Dash as they outrun Syndrome's guards, they are soon captured by Syndrome, identifying all the Parrs as Supers. With the Parrs contained, Syndrome explains that he will launch the perfected Omnidroid to Metroville, sending the city into chaos, upon which he will appear and, using a control band, "subdue" the robot and become the city's hero. Syndrome launches the Omnidroid on a rocket and follows in his aircraft. After his departure, Violet helps to free the rest of the family, and with Mirage's help, they board a second rocket bound for the city.

In Metroville, the Omnidroid starts a path of destruction, and Syndrome enacts his plan, stopping the robot resulting in the people's cheers. The Omnidroid observes the control band and fires it off Syndrome's arm, sending the villain scurrying away while the robot continues to wreck the city. The combined abilities of the Parrs and Lucius are able to best and destroy the robot, and the city welcomes them back as heroes. As they are driven back to their home, Helen anxiously calls the babysitter and learns that Syndrome has abducted Jack-Jack. Arriving at home, Syndrome is taking the toddler to his jet, planning to raise the boy to fight against the Supers in the future. As Bob and Helen launch a rescue attempt, Jack-Jack reveals his powers of transformation, forcing Syndrome to drop him into Helen's waiting arms. Syndrome tries to escape but, due to Bob intervening, his cape is caught in the suction of his aircraft's engine, killing him. The ruined plane crashes into the Parr's home, but Violet is able to protect the family from harm.

Some time later, the Parrs have re-adjusted to normal life, but when a new villain, the Underminer, appears, the Parrs all put on their masks, ready to battle the new foe.
  L² Scored: 10/10

L² Comment
This is most probably my favorite cartoon ever :) When i first watch it on the big screen in 2004, I am almost crazy about it and i went back to cinema for a 2nd... & 3rd time watching it in cinema :) The storyline, the characters, the music and the comedy part are totally excellent. Where can i ever find a better cartoon like this? And sometime it did triggered my "stupid superheroes fantasy"~ lol... But too bad, there is no news of a sequence being produce~

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beautiful Boxer บิวตี้ฟูล บ๊อกเซอร์

Released Year: 2003
Directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham

Casted by:
Asanee Suwan as Nong Thoom
Sorapong Chatree as Pi Chart
Orn-Anong Panyawong as Nong Thoom's mother
Nukkid Boonthong as Nong Thoom's father
Nong Thoom is living in a poor family, to support himself and the family, he went into thai boxing school. But inside his heart, he wanted to be a woman and wanted to make up on the fighting stage. His first fight was success after his make up, he continue and beat up those who imitated him. He soon become famous about his boxing technique and he is no more shame to explore the feminine inside his heart.
L² Scored: 8.5/10

L² Comment
A true story based on a thai boxer Nong Thoom. Its a multiple winner film in Thailand and Berlin, love the way how the movie is film which slowly tell out the life of Nong Thoom through a reporter. :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Critters 2: The Main Course

 Released Year: 1988
Directed by Mick Garris

Casted by:
Scott Grimes as Brad Brown
Don Keith Opper as Charlie McFadden
Terrence Mann as Ug
Roxanne Kernohan as Lee
Liane Alexandra Curtis as Megan Morgan
 The film starts out in space on a desolate planet where human Charlie McFadden and the shapeshifting bounty hunters Ug and Lee are searching for a vicious, worm-like creature. After successfully killing the beast, they depart the planet. Soon afterwards, they receive a new assignment by Zanti, head of the High Council. He tells them that Crites (Critters or Krites) are still on earth and must be destroyed. With that, they set a course for earth. Noticing Charlie brooding, Ug inquires what's wrong. Charlie states his reluctance to going back after two years and asks, concerned, whether they would leave him there. Ug reassures him they had no such intentions.

Back on earth, Brad Brown is visiting his grandmother in Grover's Bend and word gets around the town fast implying he became well known after the events of the first film. Shortly after the bounty hunters arrive the Crites begin terrorizing the town. They begin to grow in large numbers. Lee, Ug's partner, is killed and devoured by the Critters, causing Ug to slip into a deep depression and revert back to his alien form. The remaining people of the town devise a plot.

They lead the Critters to a burger shop in an attempt to blow them up but fail. The Crites then come together into a large ball and begin heading to the church. The Crites then devour a man dressed as the Easter Bunny. Just before they reach the church, Charlie flies directly into them with Ug's spaceship, seemingly destroying the Critters and sacrificing himself. Ug then takes on Charlie's facial feature in honor of his bravery. It is later revealed the next day as Bradly begins to depart that Charlie survived by using a parachute and stays on earth, becoming sheriff of the town. Ug departs in a new spacecraft, still wearing the guise of Charlie.
 L² Scored: 9/10

L² Comment
This is as good as the first movie of critters, there are more critters this time and they can even roll as a big ball which i think is so cool :) And the human being who was rolled over by them become skeleton and no meat was left behind, haha. One of the bounty hunter who can transfer is nice, especially when it transfer into a playboy-hot mate. Just imagine both bounty hunter have sex, lol~ :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Treasure Hunt 无价之宝

 Released Year: 2011
Directed by 王晶Wang Jing & 姜国民 Jiang Guo Min

Casted by:
张柏芝 Cecilia Cheung as 江慧妮 Winnie
郑中基 Ronald Cheng as 高大龙 Long
邵兵 Shao Bing 阿星 Xing 
王晶 Wang Jing as 何能威 Wei
 An advertisement director Winnie is willing to shoot the advertisement for Long just because she will get sponsor to shoot her own children movie. But leaving her husband and son alone make her miserable. Winnie and the crew went to the island which the pirates are aiming. Long is not really a martial arts actor but only know how to show off, luckily he was save by Xing who stay in the island together with his son. The pirates attacked but luckily all of them managed to defeat them with Xing's help. Finally the advertisement is shot and Winnie went back to see her love one.
 L² Scored: 1.5/10

L² Comment:
Though its a welcome movie for Cecilia Cheung to join back the entertainment of HK movie industrial, but her acting is still the same, a bit too much exaggerated... And what i hate the most is, the overall storyline together with the "not-funny-at-all" stupid jokes...yawn!!!