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[1: 1,664 of 10,000] Bond, James Bond

In Review on November 27, 2015 at 7:50 AM

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I grew up watching the James Bond franchise. I think I’ve seen them all, if not all then definitely majority of them.

Watching Spectre in a Dubai cinema means no bed scenes and if I am not mistaken a Bond movie comprise with an espionage, gun, women, a good looking car, a villain, and an elegantly dressed agent 007 in his tuxedo or in a impecably tailored suit. There were deleted scenes but I appreciate what’s left.

I am thrilled with the action scenes, the fashion, the oozing confidence, and an injection of humor especially coming from Q. It was an entertaining movie that should not be taken as realistic but nowadays I do feel like we create our lives into a cinema that anything is possible.

I don’t think it was a smooth movie overall but I am glad I enjoyed it. If you’ve been watching Bond, this is like any of the other films only suitable for the 2015 era, and so go see it. Nothing spectacularly surprising, it is predictable that Bond always win in the end.

[1: 1,482 of 10,000] Life’s Climax

In Article on May 30, 2015 at 4:48 PM

I often play my life imagining I am in a movie but not in a “Planet of the Apes” or “The Island of Dr. Moreau” genre because those completely terrify me. I watch “Walking Dead” not without an uncontrollable pounding of my heart almost the whole episode. Let me indulge with what I mean with getting freaked out, anything that would threaten how I have always believe human should be, it scares me to my scaredy bones. No thank you for a man turned into some kind of a wild genetically engineered something, it’s creepy especially when they start murdering normal human being as I know it.

Is it the writer in me that needs this dramatic scenes to continue to be creative and make my real life reel exciting? It has danger though especially the moment that I found another human being who seemed to be in a movie too. He loves drama and I love him. It’s wildly entertaining and crucially devastating that I want him and he wants me but we’re not on the same phase, that there is the perfect twist of a never ending saga of life, not a love affair at all. It’s insane and it’s a total satisfaction for my addiction.

There were moments that I looked for the thrill, the build up and the achievement of the climax, but as I stay grounded, not even close to achieving balance in life, just grounded then I kept my cool and appreciate every moment as it is, even practising without label and judgment, just is. 35 years of accumulated facts, experience, fascination, interpretations, circumstance, and the best that I could say that I should use to move on is to leave everything AS IS. I am not implying without improving the life, but not making a big deal, assuming an expected result, but doing things with much love and dedication and let go of any biases and getting too hard on oneself or to others.

This is the part that the credit rolls, I thank my parents who had cosmic collision to create me and thrive to overcome their fears to let me live. I was supposed to have an elder sibling but it was aborted, I would have not been the elder, I could have been part of the middle child or the only middle child. The fact that I was a result of parents who finally decided to let me live proved that I am born to have a purpose in this world and I hope I am doing it just fine.

You’re welcome to my movie! 🙂

Outdoor Movie

[1: 1,435 of 10,000] Cinderella (2015) 2 Overemphasised Life Lessons

In Review on April 13, 2015 at 1:40 PM

Cinderella Movie Ticket I watched Cinderella last Friday. I was initially hesitant to see it because it’s a Disney movie, it always have the same plot, happy family, parents died, evil stepmother and stepsisters were mean, Cinderella met the Prince Charming and they’ve lived happily ever after, of course with climax of the famous royal ball. The truth is there wasn’t a good seat for Furious 7 so I finally give in to Cinderella because deep within me, the child and the romantic in me, was still curious to see the 2015 version.

The movie house was packed, with kids and adults. It kept me wondering why would adult men, no sister or little girls with them, go see the movie? These are my crazy questionable hunch: Was it because of Cinderella’s cleavage or simply the beauty of Lily James (probably a fan of Downton Abbey)? Were they gay or just in touch with their feminine side? Were they like me who couldn’t get a better seat for Furious 7? Were they part of the open minded men who were there to watch a fairytale taking it for its artistry or cinematic soul and let’s face it, the visual effects were amazing?! Or were they simply curious of who this Cinderella is or it wouldn’t hurt to find out how a Charming Prince acts?

The movie was amazing and it was fun hearing the children gasp and clap for the magical parts. I love the acting and it may be a short scene for Helena Bonham Carter a.k.a. The Fairy Godmother but she made it worked with her charm and humour! Cate Blanchett nailed the bad stepmother, a fashionable bitch with red lipstick. I am not sure if the kids grasp it but the story actually dealt with real human emotions and pains, the lines delivered in the scenes: father & daughter, stepdaughter & stepmother, and most especially the close to truth sentiments of Ella when her father passed away and her new family abused her by treating her as maid when in fact she has better claim of that house.

I love the 2 important life lessons in the movie, if you’ve seen the movie, it may be a little annoying that they have repeated it excessively, (1) have courage, and (2) be kind. Was it the movie’s aim to brainwash kids to remember those nice life lessons as soon as they leave the cinema? It is indeed a great reminder and a beautiful lessons to live by.

For cutesy sake, go watch it! The Ever After (1998) by Drew Barrymore was much more fierce and funny but the magic of true love (chemistry is believable between Ella and The Prince), their full-lenght dance at the ball, and the magical transformation of the pumpkin, her dress, and the sparkling glass slipper, were worth seeing and supported!

[1: 1,412 of 10,000] Crazy Weekend Headache by “Into The Woods”?

In Review on March 14, 2015 at 9:09 PM

Argh, I am not quite sure what brought this weekend headache, which isn’t happily invited at all. Let me have a recap on my Friday itinerary –

  • Just after midnight, I gathered the courage to read an email from someone I don’t admittedly say I love. Got baffled that he ended it with “I miss you!” I didn’t reply back.
  • My housemate was nagging me to find a good “Beef Bourguignon” recipe and make it for Friday. Checked Ina Garten’s and Julia Child’s, I need either a “Cognac” or “Brandy” – Yay! couldn’t do it now.
  • On bed at 2ish but didn’t get to sleep immediately.
  • Have to get up at 10am since it’s grocery day.
  • Dubai weather is getting a bit hotter and driving isn’t very fun.
  • Maxed out my Debit and Credit Cards to lent it to somebody important, I am crazy and that was the first hint of headache.
  • After 2 hours at Mall of the Emirates, we drove home with the excitement that I’m making red pasta with kofta meatballs. At this time, I am so hungry. Headache on level 2.
  • While cooking, I’ve eaten pre-cooked siomai, chips, and Sprite from Carrefour.
  • The pasta was delicious, but at this time, it’s already quite late, and I am still uber hungry!! I am elevating the the headache to level 3.
  • My sissy played the “Imitation Game” then “Into the Woods” – I don’t know about you by the “Into the Woods” singing almost all throughout the movie is ANNOYING!!! I did liked “Moulin Rouge” with lots of singing but “Into the Woods” almost have the same tone throughout the movie, seriously!!! At this time, I fall asleep not even waiting for the ending and my headache lasted until the whole Saturday. Headache level to the roof! And what’s with the baker’s wife and Prince Charming? Whoa, not the movie for kids at all, it has reality though, painful reality. The only part that made me laugh was the Baker getting pissed when Red Riding Hood was getting goodies, that was funny; but that’s it.

Into the Woods

[1: 1,408 of 10,000] Winning Team

In Review on March 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM

I watched Moneyball again and here is what I contemplated this time –

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Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) dared to assemble a winning team. They disregarded the qualities of the individuals that made them a liability, instead they focused on what can they do to be contributor to a winning team. It’s amazing how selected people are able to find out the gem in somebody, and even more amazing is to group this misfits and believe it works.

Billy summed it all when he said, “You may not look like a winning team, but you are one. So, play like one tonight.”

The movie shows the real life, we have baggage that we can’t seem to let go, we have responsibilities to our loved ones, we care how we made mistakes from past decisions, and we get hit by losing! When we hit the bottom, there is no other options but to keep standing up, find new ways, and dare – well ideally anyway.

They say we are alive right now because we have a purpose. I am so scared of life right now that I wanted to give up and I don’t want to see my purpose get realised because I loss and got hurt. I know that I know what I want but because of my pain, my dreams become blurry and it’s harder for me to move on and trust myself. The movie was a great reminder, I am a misfit to where I have been, and all I have to do is find the team that would make the team a winner with my contribution, what I am simply saying is I will find where I belong, because as much as I get blinded that I can do it alone, I couldn’t and I shouldn’t.

[1: 1,389 of 10,000] My Favourite Movie for 2014 is Annie

In Review on December 28, 2014 at 2:20 AM

I watched Annie premiered in Dubai courtesy of Du at Mall of the Emirates. I love it!

Annie 2014

What are the 5 major things that surprised me and I sincerely love about the movie that I say it’s my favourite for 2014?

  1. The casting is amazing. I am loving the lovely Rose Byrne.
  2. I fell in love with the voices of Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx, both of them have the sweetest and loving voice. I melt for their duets.
  3. Even before watching the movie, I was already teary-eyed whenever I watch the music video of the movie’s soundtrack “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” by Sia.
  4. It was a movie and musical at the same time, I love the songs and the beat! (Disclaimer: Do not watch the video of “Opportunity” if you are planning to watch the movie, I don’t like to ruin the surprise.) The songs speaks to my heart especially the performance of Opportunity and I will probably sing this song to my child “I Don’t Need Anything But You“.
  5. The story may be simple, predictable, but it’s a kiddie movie that satisfied the young heart in me and my craving for light mood entertainment, if you call laughing and crying light mood.

[1: 1,369 of 10,000] Amazing Imagination from a Genius

In Review on November 28, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Have you watched the movie “Begin Again“? If not, watch this scene where a music business executive just imagined a beautiful thing or I recommend that go see it and be happily uplifted especially if you like beginning again, music, and Keira’s fashion sense.

I love that kind of imagination. It’s pretty genius creating things in your mind. I thought I have a pretty wild imagination and couldn’t figure out if my nightmares were actually a creation of my cray cray mind.

The scene also shows that we are more majestic when combined with others. I have to invite the reality that I couldn’t exist in the world without connecting with other people, collaborate, but I got to bring in my own genius in the mix.

 

[1: 1,358 of 10,000] Inspired by Bob Kearns in Flash of Genius

In Article on October 25, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Flash of Genius

All Charles Dickens did was arrange them into a new pattern, isn’t that right?

But Dickens did create something new, didn’t he?

By using words.

The only tools that were available to him.

Just as almost all inventors in history have had to use the tools that were available to them.

I love this part from the movie. I guess if there’s a burning soul of a writer in you, you would appreciate the logic. Words are available, and with the creativity of a writer, he could create a masterpiece. Yet, if the feeling and emotions is so deep, words would no longer suffice to describe the feeling, especially the ‘magical ones’.

 

[1: 1,307 of 10,000] The “Liam Neeson”

In Review on February 19, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Taken

If you have a daughter and you have not seen the movie Taken, well now is the time! My Mom saw it first in our family and immediately she insisted demanded that we, her three daughters, her only three children, most especially to my youngest sister who loves to travel, made sure that we see the movie and understand it by heart.

Taken is the best suspense thriller movie ever! Or is it Liam the best father a distressed daughter could ever hope for to come rescue and save the freaking day.

I would probably tell my child unless your dad is a real life Bryan Mills then you wouldn’t made me stop worrying that you won’t make the misjudgment to trust a stranger. No more arguments, you’re not leaving the house until I am sure that there will be no danger. Well, the truth is, I will probably let my child go and I trust that God sends his angels to protect her every single step of her beautiful life.

Best dramatic line ever – “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”

[1: 1,097 of 10,000] This Made Me Smile Tonight

In Photo on July 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Channing Tatum

I saw this and it made me smile.

In real life, if I did wake up from a coma and this gorgeous man says he’s my husband, I wouldn’t question… Not because of the body but because of the kind face he has and his soft voice.