Saturday, November 25, 2006

I Like The New James Bond Because...

He is clumsy.

If he is not falling over his feet, he is getting cut by someone who just so happens to have a knife. When he is doing neither, he hits his head on the wall. Now that is a Bond that I can get on board with.

And is it just me, or does Daniel Craig has a really small head?

He's just so cool!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Nes Sete Tir Fey

Tasadura Kitayada Pirajai Tumatakelei

Semakijatonai Paras Dastei Jempirei

Mitaye Mitaye Keshifuryl Lesirtire

Jebir Jeseis Tos Kes Tashmi

Jontir Kame Shi Kashilas

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Okay, I finished my Psychology paper today. I am pretty much dead. For the question about teamwork, I wrote an answer that I would have written for an English comprehension. Enough said.

Just started watching this TV series, Rome. It's FANTASTIC!!! I've always been fascinated with Ancient Rome, so watching a tv series set in the era of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony is simply excellent. :D

I am very tired, so off to bed. Good night!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The Prestige... Again...

Watching The Prestige a second time, there are just so many things that affirm my initial impression that this is an excellent, excellent movie.

Although some of my friends say they don't like the "dark" nature of the movie, some even find it confusing and boring -_-, I find it really fascinating. Great acting, interesting plot and handsome, handsome actors (all of which are pretty much what I look for in a movie) aside. It is just such an emotional film.
Emotional? I can just feel people who have watched the movie scratching their heads.

(Note: From this point onwards, anything typed here is probably just going to spoil the movie for anyone who have not watched the movie, so you probably want to read it only if you have watched the movie.)

The thing about this movie is that, the “emotion” itself is not obvious. It is kind of like an undercurrent that has been flowing along with the movie unseen, much like "The Prestige" of the movie itself. But it's there, but you have to really know where to find it before you can see it. The rivalry between the two magicians itself has strong emotional ties to it.

But the thing that gets to me the most is the character of Alfred Borden. Two twin brothers willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of one trick, the trick of a lifetime. Literally. Both leading half of a life, yet contented with the moments of happiness they can get, whether on or off-stage.

A complex, almost multi-dimensional character that I cannot think of any other actor to portray other than Christian Bale. And I just have to say that Christian Bale really upped his level of acting in this movie.

I can actually feel the different, yet identical personalities of the character, one who is headstrong and impulsive while the other, level-headed and calm, but both sharing the same passion. It's just so amazing how much Christian Bale can do. One moment I can feel how much one brother loves his wife and his family, the next, another brother's yearning and frustration for freedom. It's so subtle, yet there for all to see.

So far, I have been paying a lot of attention to Bale’s character, but I am sure if I put some effort into it, I can probably discover the intricacies of Hugh Jackman’s character too. Usually in any movies with him. I will be paying a lot of attention to him, but up against Bale, it’s just so… I don’t know what to say.

Really fascinating movie. It's one of those movies that you can watch over and over again, and discover new insights each time. Not unlike The Machinist and American Psycho. In an interview, Christian Bale says that the whole movie itself is a magic trick. I think that's the most apt description of the movie that anyone can give.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Anyone saw any of the Saw movies? (Pun, if anyone considers it to be a pun, noted.)

I have to admit, I am too afraid to watch them. I am really curious because I have friends talking about the movies since the first Saw movie came out. But, I am seriously too scared to be scared shitless by a movie like that.

I know it's a little strange, considering that I am someone who will catch all the scary ghost movies in the cinemas, good, bad or otherwise, just to see if I can be scared shitless. So why not a movie like Saw that is pretty much Horror in its essence, like some of my friends say?

To be honest, I don't watch movies like that. Wrong Turn, House of Wax, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you know the type. I am very uncomfortable with such movies. I couldn't stop thinking that one scene in Hannibal after watching it; it kept bugging me and it was weeks before I can get over the thought of it. I just hate "gorey" movies. They are not good for my frame of mind. I think such movies messes with my mind more than ghosts ever could.

Oh well, so anyone saw the Saw movies? Recommended?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Just Saying Hi

Hello people! Haven't been updating much because my exams are coming up and I have to work. Will try to update more when I get the time or feel like it. :D