Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Box Office

Ghost Protocol is on top!

Meanwhile, the Oscar ballots have been mailed out to the voting members...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Nominations - Golden Globe

Adele continues steam-rolling through the year-end with lotsa recognitions! The Grammys are surely hers...

The Golden Globes nominations are out!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Shows that have been canceled for 2011 including Charlie's Angels and Prime Suspect US...

Follow this link to see if you fave shows are in trouble or not...

Next, 10 Midseason replacements that are hot at the moment...

And finally... the CW has released its returning shows in January... I did not realize the CW has quite a number of my fave shows like The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Box Office

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Congratulations Adele! For her six Grammy nominations...

and also for having the biggest selling UK album of the century!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

AJL 26

After 3 semi finals, the final 12 songs for Anugerah Juara Lagu has been announced...

1. Kalau Berpacaran : Suhaimi Meor Hassan feat Ana Raffali feat Altimet
2. Karma : Faizal Tahir
3. Penakut : Yuna
4. Sedetik Lebih : Anuar Zain
5. Awan Nano : Hafiz
6. Cinta Muka Buku : Najwa Latif
7. Wanita Seluruh Dunia : Projek Pistol
8. Beribu Sesalan : Ning Baizura, Shila Hamzah , Jaclyn Victor
9. Kekanda Adinda : Atilia feat Monoloque
10. Sungai Lui : Aizat
11. Kisah Hati : Alyah
12. Gadis Semasa : Yuna

I like Awan Nano by Hafiz, Beribu Sesalan by 3 Suara, Kisah Hati by Alyah... and I see a Penakut vs Sedetik Lebih smackdown...

No offense to Anuar Zain (who I love listening to actually), but I really want Yuna's Penakut to win over Sedetik Lebih... as a protest to the whole AIM debacle...

And pls let Yuna keep this win (if she wins)... or give the win to Sedetik Lebih and then retract it later and give it to Penakut...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Casting - Hansel and Gretel

Ever wondered what ever became of Hansel and Gretel?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Awards - NBR

Hugo, The Descendants, Beginners and We Need To Talk About Kevin got thumbs up from the National Board of Review...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nominations - Grammy

Kanye West got seven nominations while Adele got six... but Adele's are mostly from the main categories, while Kanye's are mostly from the rap categories...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Awards - Gotham

Awards season is upon us... first up was the Gotham Awards... (yes I know the pix is of an Oscar awards... huhu)


Winners: Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick) / Beginners (dir. Mike Mills)

Nominees: The Descendants (dir. Alexander Payne), Meek's Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt), Take Shelter (dir. Jeff Nichols)


Winner: Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)

Nominees: Elizabeth Olson (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Harmony Santana (Gun Hill Road), Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Jacob Wysocki (Terri)


Winner: Dee Rees (Pariah)

Nominees: Mike Cahill (Another Earth), Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Vera Farmiga (Higher Ground), Evan Glodell (Bellflower)


Winner: Beginners

Nominees: The Descendants, Margin Call, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Take Shelter


Winner: Girlfriend (dir. Justin Lerner)

Nominees: Being Elmo: A Puppeteers Journey (dir. Constance Marks), Buck (dir. Cindy Meehl), The First Grader (dir. Justin Chadwick), Wild Horse, Wild Ride (dir. Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus)


Winner: Better This World (dir. Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega)

Nominees: Bill Cunningham New York (dir. Richard Press), Hell and Back Again (dir. Danfung Dennis), The Interrupters (dir. Steve James), The Woodmans (dir. C. Scott Willis)


Winner: Scenes of a Crime (dir. Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock)

Nominees: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (dir. Madeleine Olnek), Green (dir. Sophia Takal), The Redemption of General Butt Naked (Eric Strauss and Daniele Anastasion), Without (dir. Mark Jackson)

The Gotham Awards celebrates the greatest achievements in the world of indie cinema.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Star Trek

Monday, November 21, 2011

Box Office

Sunday, November 20, 2011

FFM24 Winners

Anugerah Gemilang Perdana
Skor Muzik Asal Terbaik: Edry Abdul Halim - Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
Pereka Kostum / Busana Terbaik: Rosada Abdul Hamid - Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
Penyunting Terbaik: Syamsul Yusof & Hisyam Jupri - KL Gangster
Penataan Bunyi Terbaik: Hisyam Jupri & Rizal Ashreff - KL Gangster
Cerita Asal Terbaik: Martias Mohd Ali – Libas
Lakon Layar Terbaik: Syamsul Yusof - KL Gangster
Sinematografi Terbaik: Mohd Noor Mohd Kassim – Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
Penataan Seni Terbaik: Anuar Paharudin & Kek Ting Lam - Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
Pelakon Pembantu Wanita Terbaik: Faezah Elai - Cun
Pelakon Pembantu Lelaki Terbaik: Soffi Jikan - KL Gangster
Pelakon Wanita Terbaik: Eja - Janin
Pelakon Lelaki Terbaik: Shaheizy Sam - Kongsi
Pengarah Filem Terbaik: Syamsul Yusuf - KL Gangster
Filem Terbaik: Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
Filem BoxOffice: KL Gangster

Anugerah Perdana Khas
Filem Pilihan Penonton Astro Melalui SMS: Kongsi
Pencapaian Gemilang: Datuk Michelle Yeoh
Pencapaian Sepanjang Hayat: Tan Seri Jins Shamsuddin
Anugerah Juri Bintang Wayang: Sidek Husin
Anugerah Khas Juri: Libas
Anugerah Khas Juri Filem Genre Mistik Terbaik: Janin
Anugerah Khas Juri Pelakon Komedi Terbaik: Allahyarham Zami Ismail

Anugerah Gemilang Cipta
Poster Terbaik: Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
Kesan Visual Terbaik: Yusry Abdul Halim - Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa
Pelakon Kanak-Kanak Terbaik: Mia Sara Nasuha - Sekali Lagi
Pelakon Harapan Wanita: Nadiya Nisaa - Cun
Pelakon Harapan Lelaki: Taiyuddin Bakar - Hantu Bonceng
Lagu Tema Asal Terbaik: Edry Abdul Halim - Sedetik Lebih
Pengarah Harapan: Jurey Latiff Rosli - Libas
Filem Pendek Terbaik: The Other One
Filem Animasi Terbaik: Altitude Alto
Filem Cereka Bukan Bahasa Melayu Terbaik: Great Day

Here is the link to the results of AIM, which I completely forgot to add here...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Prediction - FFM

This weekend will be the finale of the FFM24... my predictions are as follows:-

Pengarah Terbaik
Should win: Osman Ali – Cun!
Would win: Yusry Abdul Halim – Merong Mahawangsa

Pelakon Lelaki Terbaik
Should win: Awie – Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah
Would win: Remy Ishak – Nur Kasih

Pelakon Wanita Terbaik
Should win: Lisa Surihani – Sekali Lagi
Would win: Siti Shahriza (Eja) – Janin

Pelakon Pembantu Lelaki Terbaik
Should win: Syed Asri (Shy8) – Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah
Would win: Khir Rahman – Merong Mahawangsa

Pelakon Pembantu Wanita Terbaik
Should win: Faezah Elai – Cun!
Would win: Sabrina Ali – Khurafat

Lakon Layar Terbaik
Should win: Syamsul Yusof – KL Gangster
Would win: Mira Mustaffa – Nur Kasih The Movie

Cerita Asal Terbaik
Should win: Mira Mustaffa – Nur Kasih The Movie
Would win: Mamat Khalid – Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah

Penyunting Terbaik
Should win: Syamsul Yusof – Khurafat
Would win: Brian Ng – Kongsi

Sinematografi Terbaik
Should win: Daven Raghavan – Cun!
Would win: Norhanisham Muhamad – Nur Kasih The Movie

Penataan Seni Terbaik
Should win: Irwan – Cun!
Would win: Faizal Yusof – KL Gangster

Penataan Bunyi Terbaik
Should win: Hisyam – K.L. Gangster
Would win: Sazali – Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

Kostum Terbaik
Should win: Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah
Would win: Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

Lagu Tema Terbaik
Should win: Azry dan Ari – Sekali Lagi
Would win: Edry Abdul Halim – Sedetik Lebih (Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa)
Winner: Edry Abdul Halim – Sedetik Lebih (Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa)

Pengarah Harapan
Should win: Jeffrey Chiang – Dilarang Masuk
Would win: Khir Rahman – Dalam Botol
Winner: Jurey Latiff Rosli – Libas

Pelakon Harapan Lelaki Terbaik
Should win: Aeril Zafrel – Aku Tak Bodoh
Would win: Arja Lee – … Dalam Botol
Winner: Taiyuddin Bakar - Hantu Bonceng

Pelakon Harapan Wanita Terbaik
Should win: Nadiya Nisaa – Cun!
Would win: Nadiya Nisaa – Cun!
Winner: Nadiya Nisaa – Cun!

Pelakon Kanak-Kanak Terbaik
Should win: Erynne Erynna – Damping Malam
Would win: Mia Sara Nasuha – Sekali Lagi
Winner: Mia Sara Nasuha – Sekali Lagi

Poster Terbaik: Merong Mahawangsa
Kesan Visual Terbaik: Yusry Abd Halim (Merong Mahawangsa)
Filem Pendek Terbaik: The Other One (Ng Ken Kin)
Filem Animasi Terbaik: Altitude Alto (Mushroomhead - Multimedia Uni)
Filem Cereka Bukan Bahasa Melayu Terbaik: Great Day

And... here is a controversial statement from Raja Azmi after Pengarah Harapan was announced and her movie did not win...

And... here is the article for the winners from Malam Anugerah Cipta, which gave out 10 awards:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review - The Adventures of Tintin

To be honest, when I first saw the trailer for Tintin, I thought it was boring and would not be a very good movie. However, last weekend, I suddenly changed my mind and decided to go watch it with some friends. And that decision was one of the best ones I had ever made.

The Adventures of Tintin was, in one word, awesome!

Feels like we were watching an Indiana Jones movie or something. It has everything. Mystery, thrills, action, comedy, drama. Seriously. It was like watching a live action movie, instead of a cartoon. But then again, only an animated feature could have shown what Tintin had shown...

So, basically, The Adventures of Tintin is about Tintin, a journalist who is good at cracking mysteries and solving crimes, with a little help from his sidekick dog, Snowy. This time, he got caught up in the drama of vengeance and treasures when he bought a model ship, not knowing what it was really worth.

After he bought the model ship, he was thrust into someone else's drama and he had no choice but to participate and solve the mystery. This brought our heroes across the world and into all kinds of mischief and excitement.

The best thing in the whole movie? Snowy. Tintin's sidekick dog. Really, really good and helpful.

Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig and Andy Serkis all brought life to the animated characters with their voice works.

There were plenty of inside jokes from Spielberg too. If you can spot it of course. Hehe.

Basically, a pretty good movie that was not boring at all, in terms of pacing and storylines and action. It gets you thinking as well. And laughing. Oh, there was plenty of laughing. And on the edge of your seat thrills. Although it came out slightly after the summer (in Malaysia at least), The Adventures of Tintin is a great summer movie! A thinking man's summer movie even! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Box Office

Friday, November 11, 2011

AJL 26

The Semi Finals of AJL 26 will go down on 18 November, 25 November and 2 December at 9pm on TV3. The AJL Semi Finalists are:

1. Sungai Lui oleh Aizat(Aizat/Anas, Aizat/Anas)
2. Ilusi oleh Adira(Audi Mok/Audi Mok)
3. Pokok oleh Meet Uncle Hussein feat. Nubhan (Taja/Tun Teja)
4. Kalau Berpacaran oleh Sohaimi Mior Hassan/Ana Raffali/Altimet (Sohaimi Mior Hassan / Ana Raffali / Altimet)
5. Beribu Sesalan oleh Ning Baizura/Jaclyn Victor/Shila Amzah (Kevin Chin/Tinta)
6. Muda oleh Hujan (Noh Hujan/Noh Hujan)
7. Wanita Seluruh Dunia oleh Projek Pistol (Boy Clifford/Boy Clifford)
8. Kurnia oleh Mizz Nina & Noh Hujan (Noh Hujan/Noh Hujan)
9. Luar Biasa oleh Shahir (Audi Mok/Zelfirdaus)
10. Karma oleh Faizal Tahir (Audi Mok/Faizal Tahir/Audi Mok/Faizal Tahir)
11. Mata Hati oleh Nubhan (Audi Mok/Audi Mok)
12. Janji oleh Akim (Akim/Akim)
13. Kekanda Adinda oleh Atilia & Monoloque (Monoloque/Monoloque)
14. Gadis Semasa oleh Yuna (Yuna/Yuna)
15. Cinta Matiku oleh Sixth Sense (Sixth Sense/Sixth Sense)
16. Penakut oleh Yuna (Yuna/Yuna)
17. Kisah Dongeng oleh Stacy (Edry Abd Halim/Edry Abd Halim)
18. Aku Permata oleh Salma (Taja/Tun Teja)
19. Sedetik Lebih oleh Anuar Zain (Edry Abd Halim/Edry Abd Halim)
20. Di Penghujungnya oleh Iqa (Edry Abd Halim/Edry Abd Halim)
21. Cinta Teragung oleh Hazama (Kuncidemak/Kuncidemak)
22. Cinta Muka Buku oleh Najwa Latif (Najwa Latif/Ika Latif)
23. Awan Nano oleh Hafiz (M.Nasir/Budi Hekayat)
24. Bila Bertemumu oleh Shiha (Ajai/Ajai)
25. Menyesal oleh Sixth Sense (Gjie/Sixthsense)
26. Maaf Dari Hati oleh Sofaz (Mohd Atlas/Mohd Atlas)
27. Kisah Hati oleh Alyah (Manusia Putih/Manusia Putih)
28. Bagaikan Bidadari oleh Tomok (Aubrey Suwito/Tomok)
29. Babak Pertama oleh Drama (Ammar Habir/Aepul)
30. Perpisahan Ini oleh 1st Edition feat. Aizat (Erol 1st Edition/Jijo 1st Edition)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Festival Filem Malaysia

The final nominations for FFM24 are:

Pengarah Terbaik
Osman Ali – Cun!

Mamat Khalid – Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah

Yusry Abdul Halim – Merong Mahawangsa

Syamsul Yusof – KL Gangster

Ahmad Idham – Senjakala

Pelakon Lelaki Terbaik
Syamsul Yusof – K.L. Gangster

Awie – Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah

Shaheizy Sam – Kongsi

Remy Ishak – Nur Kasih

Zahiril Adzim – Senjakala

Pelakon Wanita Terbaik
Maya Karin – Cun!

Siti Shahriza (Eja) – Janin

Tiz Zaqyah – Nur Kasih

Lisa Surihani – Sekali Lagi

Liyana Jasmay – Senjakala

Pelakon Pembantu Lelaki Terbaik
Hasnol Rahmat – Mantra

Soffi Jikan – KL Gangster

Khir Rahman – Merong Mahawangsa

Syed Asri (Shy8) – Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah

Salehuddin Abu Bakar – Hantu Bonceng

Pelakon Pembantu Wanita Terbaik
Intan Ladyana – Bini-Biniku Gangster

Faezah Elai – Cun!

Fauziah Datuk Ahmad Daud – … Dalam Botol

Sherry Merlis – Janin

Sabrina Ali – Khurafat

Lakon Layar Terbaik
Yusry Abd Halim – Merong Mahawangsa

Syamsul Yusof – KL Gangster

Syamsul Yusof – Khurafat

Farid Kamil – Kongsi

Mira Mustaffa – Nur Kasih The Movie

Cerita Asal Terbaik
Mamat Khalid – Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah

Syamsul Yusof – Khurafat

Syamsul Yusof – K.L. Gangster

Martias Ali – Libas

Mira Mustaffa – Nur Kasih The Movie

Penyunting Terbaik
Wan Mohd Hafiz – Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

Syamsul Yusof – Khurafat

Syamsul Yusof – K.L. Gangster

Brian Ng – Kongsi

Ahmad Mustadha – Senjakala

Sinematografi Terbaik
Daven Raghavan – Cun!

Mohd Noor Mohd Kassim – Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

Azami Alias / Omar Ismail – Khurafat

Mihd Shaufe Abd Wahib – Libas

Norhanisham Muhamad – Nur Kasih The Movie

Penataan Seni Terbaik
Anuar Paharudin – Mantra

Anuar Paharudin – Flat 3A

Anuar Paharudin – Merong Mahawangsa

Faizal Yusof – KL Gangster

Irwan – Cun!

Penataan Bunyi Terbaik
Brian Ng – Flat 3A

Sazali – Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

Hisyam – Khurafat

Hisyam – K.L. Gangster

Dustin – Nur Kasih The Movie

Kostum Terbaik
Hantu Kak Limah Balik Rumah

K.L. Gangster


Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

Lagu Tema Terbaik
Edry Abdul Halim – Sedetik Lebih (Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa)

One Nation Emcee – Klip 3GP

Yasin – Nur Kasih The Movie

Azry dan Ari – Sekali Lagi

Syamsir – Sini Ada Hantu

Pengarah Harapan
M. Suurya – Sumpahan Puaka

S.Baldev Singh – Rasuk

Jeffrey Chiang – Dilarang Masuk

Khir Rahman – Dalam Botol

Jurey Latiff Rosli – Libas

Pelakon Harapan Lelaki Terbaik
Aeril Zafrel – Aku Tak Bodoh

Zalif Sidek – Bini-Biniku Gangster

Arja Lee – … Dalam Botol

Adey Syafrien – Flat 3A

Pelakon Harapan Wanita Terbaik
Nadiya Nisaa – Cun!

Shera Aiyob – Karak

Syamira Azmil – Karipap-Karipap Cinta

Shamimie Amalina Nor Norhisaham – Klip 3GP

Sara Ali – Nur Kasih The Movie

Pelakon Kanak-Kanak Terbaik
Wan Nor Aizat – Aku Bukan Tomboy

Irzan Shah – Cun!

Erynne Erynna – Damping Malam

Ilyas Suhaimi – Nur Kasih The Movie

Mia Sara Nasuha – Sekali Lagi

The People's Choice

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Box Office

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Anugerah Skrin 2011

Full Results:

Lakon Layar Terbaik - Erhan Baharuddin/ Sujin Lee - Aku Tak Bodoh

Lakon TV Terbaik - Sabri Yunus - Sanggul Beracun

Videografi Terbaik - Sanggul Beracun

Pelakon Pembantu Wanita Terbaik (Filem) - Nadiya Nissa - Cun

Pelakon Pembantu Lelaki Terbaik (Filem) - Sidek Hussin - Karak

Pelakon Pembantu Wanita Terbaik (Drama) - Elfira Loy - Kum Kum

Pelakon Pembantu Lelaki Terbaik (Drama) - Allahyarham Faizal Yusof - Jangan Hantar Aku Ke Neraka

Drama Komedi Terbaik - Geng Surau

Rancangan Realiti TV Terbaik - Showdown 2011

Rancangan Muzikal Terbaik - Shout Awards 2010

Rancangan Bual Bicara Terbaik - Selami Jiwa Dato' Fadzilah Kamsah

Anugerah Pelakon Wanita Terbaik (Filem) - Siti Shahrizah (Eja) - Janin

Anugerah Pelakon Lelaki Terbaik (Filem) - Remy Ishak - Cun

Anugerah Artis Harapan Pantene - Fazli Daniel Ali - Yang Terpuji

Anugerah Pelakon Wanita Terbaik (Drama) - Umie Aida - Airmata Nur Salina

Anugerah Pelakon Lelaki Terbaik (Drama) - Eman Manan - Janji Syurga

Pengarah Terbaik (Filem) - Osman Ali - Cun

Pengarah Terbaik (Drama) - Sabri Yunus - Sanggul Beracun

Anugerah Yasmin Ahmad - Syamsul Yusof

Drama Rantaian Terbaik - Juvana

Filem Terbaik - Magika

Drama Terbaik - Sanggul Beracun

Friday, November 4, 2011


The 23rd Bond movie has a title now...

... and Andy Serkis struck gold...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Box Office

Puss in Boots kicked ass all alone, without the ogre, the princess and the donkey...

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Malaysia's very own Oscars, the FFM24 will be held on the 19th of Nov... the list below are of the movies that are eligible for contention this time around...

1. Sini Ada Hantu (Astro Show/Double Vision)
2. Cun (Tayangan Unggul)
3. Tolong Awek Aku Pontianak (Tayangan Unggul)
4. Rasuk (White Merpati Entertainment)
5. Khurafat (Skop Productions)
6. KL Gangster (Skop Productions)
7. Seru (Tayangan Unggul/Hanmania)
8. Karipap-Karipap Cinta (Cinematic Pictures)
9. Libas (MDAG Marketing)
10. Di Larang Masuk (Cineworks)
11. Al-Hijab (Empat Semudra Plantation)
12. Kembar Siang (Metrowealth Pictures)
13. Kongsi (Metrowealth Pictures)
14. 3 2 1 Cinta (Metrowealth Pictures)
15. Sekali Lagi (Metrowealth Pictures)
16. Flat 3A (Metrowealth Pictures)
17. Senjakala (Excellent Pictures)
18. Sumpahan Puaka (Genius Parade)
19. Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa (KRU Studios)
20. Karak (KRU Studios)
21. Penunggu Istana (Primeworks Studio)
22. Nur Kasih The Movie (Primeworks Studio)
23. Klip X 3GP (Primeworks Studio)
24. Toyol Nakal (Artistik Pictures)
25. Ratu The Movie (Lineclear Motion Pictures)
26. Raya Tak Jadi (Lineclear Motion Pictures)
27. Momok Jangan Panggil Aku (Galaksi Seni)
28. …Dalam Botol (Penerbitan J.A.S)

Guess which 5 will be shortlisted for the Best Film honor? My picks would be Sini Ada Hantu, Cun, Tolong! Awek Aku Pontianak... well, I only loved 3 movies? Hmm... maybe Sekali Lagi can join in the list... but other than that...

Pretty sure when they actually release the names of the nominees, Merong would be nominated... le sigh...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Review - Al-Hijab

To be honest, I have no idea what a Hijab is until I watched this movie. Or the trailer of this movie. But I have known the concept of it all before.

Unfortunately, the Hijab in question did not came about until one third of the movie... and then, after the hijab thing happened, it came into play quite late in the game as well...

Anyway, this movie is Pierre Andre's baby... him, of the Seru and Jangan Pandang Belakang fame...

Actually, the storyline is a bit iffy... Rafael (played stiffly by Pierre) is an aspiring actor who finally gets a big break in the film industry. His first major movie role. In a horror movie. Unfortunately for him, he does not get easily spooked so naturally he turns to the hijab thing, which by the way, is the unseen veil covering our eyes from seeing the supernatural and the otherworldly.

Come on. Isn't it a wonder that your acting career kinda stalled? You. Just. Can't. Act. And I am not talking about Pierre Andre himself. Hmm, although, now that we're talking about it, he was quite stiff, especially in his scenes with Nur Fathia, who is a dead ringer for Ashley Tisdale. That's Sharpay Evans from the High School Musical trilogy, for those not in the know.

Back to the not being able to act. Seriously? You'd go for that kind of thing? You just cannot pretend to be scared of something? Do you need to see it up close and personal? Come on! Does not make sense. Unless you really are stiff like wood and cannot act. Again, I am talking about Rafael.

Since we're talking about acting, might as well start taking a swipe at the actors. As I've been alluding to, or kinda outrightly saying, Pierre Andre is quite stiff, and not the good kind. But not all of his scenes were stiff though. There were some subtle facial expressions that he did pull off but mostly, he was just stiff. Especially in his lovey dovey scenes with Ashley Tisdale...

Nur Fathia is not too bad here but when she's sharing the spotlight with Pierre, kinda falls flat... Maybe they both just don't have chemistry... Nur Albaniah fares a lot better in this movie. At least she played it with a bit more natural flair... and Maimun Talib, for the brief moments she was on the screen, was great. Her face has that naturally mean and strict look, but then again, her role was not really a stretch for anyone. Well, except maybe for Rafael. Ooh, burn! *sizzle sound*

Anywho, if you are watching this movie, and you are watching it carefully, you can totally see the dubbing work and it was sloppily done. Not sure where the blame lies. I really have to look into this. Is it the actors missing their marks and/or delivery? Is it the director who allowed the actors to miss their marks? Is it the editing people? Is it the dubbing people? Is it the producers? Who? Seriously. Who? Coz a lot of the Malay movies have horrendous dubbing work. But kudos though for the actors doing the dubbing. Their voice acting was kinda good. Unfortunately, the actual acting on screen was not up to par with the voice acting. Sigh.

Sounds like I am being overly negative yes? Dude. This movie was quite bad. From the horrendous dubbing, to the iffy-ness of the plot, to the corny-ness of the romantic scenes/dialogue, to the lame-ness of the script and the predictability of the ending, to the damn plotholes...

I mean, seriously... The opening of the movie? Had nothing to do with Hijabs at all... and I am not even sure what that was exactly. Was it a precursor to the movie that they were about to start filming? Coz immediately after the opening scene, we see a script with the title of Jalan Mati. But the opening scene had nothing to do with any dead ends. Sigh. I thought once Rafael got the hijab thingy done, then they would somehow refer to or tie in the opening scene to the entire movie but noooooooooooooo... nothing like that ever happened...

Don't even get me started on how Rafael was able to walk from a kampung back to the city, when clearly, it took him all day to drive from the city to the kampung. Not too mention him walking from the deserted building back to his house. And then the Audi car. He was supposed to get the car when he works for the future father-in-law but he was already driving it. Maybe he borrowed it. But he has his own ride...

And then, once he was hijab-ed, he did not get to see much of anything... but other people sees it hovering nearby him... which doesn't make sense much... coz he was supposed to be able to see, but was not supposed to attract those elements...

And then, when he could see the scariness... he turned down the lead in the movie... the only reason you went through that was to finally know what it takes to feel scared, to get a genuine reaction for the movie... but after you are able to do it for reals... you quit the movie... W. T. F. ?? That's 50K down the drain dude. Seriously? And a chance to work with Fazura. Seriously??

And... when your final redemption came around, we knew what was gonna happen... and we were right... and the reaction from Rafael was not of horror or even resigned to the fact you are stuck to that fate... it was more like he saw a box of gold bars or something to that effect... but that's just me being nitpicky...

Anyway, I do feel that Pierre Andre's work has been slipping... maybe he feels complacent with the successes of his horror flicks... I really don't know what's going on... but Jangan Pandang Belakang, for what it's worth, was quite okay and actually redefined the local horror genre...

That was RM18 down the drain... yup, I actually paid for Premiere Tickets... don't ask me why... if only there is a way to get a refund... I suppose I could just walk up to Pierre and demand my money back... like I was tempted to do with Prof Razak Mohaideen when I paid to watch Sifu & Tongga... but guess that would just be a fantasy... even the sight of Ashley Tisdale speaking Malay was not enough to cover the RM18... huhu...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Box Office

Still reigning supreme...,8599,2097040,00.html

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Casting: Bond 23

Javier Bardem will square off with Daniel Craig in Bond 23...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Adele has the most nominations for the American Music Awards...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Box Office

Real Steel knocked out the competition...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall TV: Good & Bad

Among those who posted good numbers for Fall's new shows is The Secret Circle... Yay!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Best Paid

Eva Longoria tied with Tina Fey as best paid TV actress...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Anne Hathaway's Catwoman is facing the same negative buzz as Halle Berry's...

Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros settled their Two and a Half Men dispute...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Box Office

The Lions beat back Brad Pitt...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Box Office Emmy

Yay to Modern Family, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Maggie Smith, Jim Parsons and Melissa McCarthy!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Creative Arts Emmy

The Creative Arts Emmy has been announced! Holly Holiday won!! Woo-hoo!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Box Office

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oscar Host

Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars next year...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Two and a Half Men

Monday, August 22, 2011

Box Office

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review - Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses? Horrible title. But the movie is not horrible at all. In fact, it is quite the funny one. Funnier than the other summer R-rated comedies (Bridesmaids, The Hangover II).

One of the reasons I wanted to watch this is because of Jennifer Aniston. And Jason Bateman. Playing against type, Aniston kinda stole the show here whenever she's on screen. Bateman is playing the straight guy here but still manages to get some laughs. But that's probably due to the interactions he had with the other two guys, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day.

Sudeikis, from SNL and 30 Rock, is not bad here. So is Charlie Day, whose high pitched voice and awkward geekiness is milked fully here.

So, basically Horrible Bosses is about... yup, you guessed it... horrible bosses. One guy was passed over for a promotion even though he was promised it by the boss, one guy had an asshole for a boss and the other one has a maneater for a boss, sexually harassing him every day. They all come up with the idea of getting rid of their bosses.

Like all R-rated comedies, this one is full of cussing and outlandish stunts... but it's funny... unlike some other movie where it's not entirely funny at all... (read: Bridesmaids)...

It was a pleasant surprise, this one... :)

P/S - I really feel sorry for Jennifer Aniston... she has not had a hit on her name alone in a while now... all of her movies that are very successful are the ones where she plays second fiddle...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review - The Hangover II

The Wolfpack is back! This time, they're heading to Thailand for Stu's wedding... History repeats itself as they wake up in another city and have no recollection of what happened... and have lost Teddy, Stu's bride-to-be's baby brother...

The first movie was of similar storyline... they went to Vegas for their friend's bachelor party but winds up losing him and they have to retrace their steps to find the friend... even the conclusion was similar...

I did not get to see this movie until after it got the Golden Globe nomination... and yes, it was quite different from the rest of the summer stuff... but with this movie, because of the familiar retreads... felt like there was nothing special about the movie... has the been there, done that feel... well, obviously, coz it's a sequel... but some sequels are quite fresh...

To tell you the truth, I was not really inspired to review much these days... Not sure if it's coz of puasa or the movies are not that good... sigh...

Anyway, The Hangover 2 is not without its good points... the same formula that made the first one good, still applies here... the stars' chemistry together is a wonder to watch...

Unfortunately, Zach Galifianakis is slowly starting to carve a niche for himself as the uber weird guy in all the movies... I first saw him on Tru Calling... and was glad to see him making a name for himself... but with the two Hangovers and that movie with Robert Downey Jr... he'll soon be typecast for sure...

Other than that, it was just enjoyable... leave brain at the door and enjoy... :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Box Office

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Awards - Teen Choice

Taylor Swift dominated the Teen Choice Awards...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Box Office

The apes beat off blue creatures, cowboys and aliens...

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Friday, August 5, 2011


New Superman costume revealed...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

TV - Ringer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer AKA Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to TV!! Yay!!

Pleeeeassseeee be good! Pleeeaaaasssee be good!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Buffy 9

Yay! Can't wait! :)

Box Office

It's a tie!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Captain Planet

Captain Planet movie? God, I hope it's not gonna be preachy and hokey and corny... huhu...