Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanks Nuffnang for The Social Network!

Wow, 4 movies in a row! Yes, my luck is back?! Previously, I got tickets for  Sammy's Adventures, Adele: Rise of Mummy, and Megamind! This time, thanks for Nuffnang for selecting me to be one of 75 lucky winners for The Social Network special screening @ Midvalley on 22 Nov!~ I really never thought that my slogan would win woh! So surprised!

Anyway, on that day, I went to Midvalley all by myself. It was really scary leh! When I reached there, I went shopping in Jusco. Therefore, I was a bit late when collecting the tickets. It was really tiring! I actually saw a lot of familiar faces there like Robb, Timothy?, Kenwooi and etc. Because of my shyness and tiredness, I didn't really greet or whatsoever since I only knew them via blogging(^^)! I just went in and enjoyed the 2-hour movie!

Adapted from Nuffnang blogging kit:
Genre : Drama, Comedy                                                              
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea.  In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.  From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes The Social Network, a film that proves you don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.  The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, and Ceán Chaffin and based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires" by Ben Mezrich.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Justin Timberlake
Directed by: David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fight Club)

Afterthoughts of The Social Network (Facebook)

To be honest, this is really one of the movies of the year! At 19, Mark Zuckerberg, a student in Harvard U (Omg, my favourite U) created TheFacebook. Just like that, he become one of the youngest billionaire in the world. Isn't that a bit easy ?! Not really, in this movie, it revealed some ugly truths. It examines the the nature of human in such a way that impacts its viewers deeply.  

Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) in the movie was really annoying, sarcastic, childish and defensive (the ingredients for a genius , I guess). In truth, he basically built facebook all by himself but, with some help his friends. Yet, when he started to gain success, he faced all the accusations. Even his best friend, Eduardo (Andrew Garfield) was suing him along with the Winklevoss Twins (Armie Hammer) in 2 different cases.

After watching the movie, I didn't really sympatised his situation. He really deserved it (hahahaha). For Eduardo, he did invest in the beginning. The way Mark treated him was rather cruel. For the twins, he agreed to help them in the beginning. He should reject after the 2nd week?! Oh well, he is loaded, just paid them to settle the cases. ( Note: all thoughts were from the movies itself, I don't really know the case that thoroughly, don't sue me~~~) 

The supporting casts all were really handsome woh!!!! All are tall and look like model (Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer). But, they were not overshadowed by their looks. Andrew was super emotional-strained in the movie, he really touched me^^. Armie was great in acting the twins, they look alike, but act differently(^^)! 

Again, thanks Nuffnang for the great movie 
Rating: 8.9/10


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Xjion89 wishes to have MEGAMIND(><) to beat the rude couple!

With all the reading and typing around, I really need a Megamind to do that! Oh yeah, no kidding! Apart from my year long research project, I have another semester long project, and not to mention, I din touched my notes at alllll!!! Anyway, with my world falling apart, I still find time to watch yet another movie - MEGAMIND !

Before the screening, there was a little disruption which the show supposed to start at 9pm , but postponed to 9.30pm. Me and my bro was unaware of the delay. Therefore, we confidently flashed the tickets to the usher, but we were blocked. We stepped back in front of the lane (which I thought was just a crowd). Then, the 2 person behind us were mumbling! Then, a couple I guessed, start to talk (mumble) like this behind us:

  • Girl: Yerr, the guy in front me smells (refer to me). [I was already not syiok, i bathed ok]
  • Guy: [Cantonese] We queued here 1st and for so long. Only we have to queue. Why act so *****(Cantonese foul language) 
  • Me: If you want to express your thought, please talk to my face not my back. Or, just ask us to leave. 
  • Bro: Sorry ar, we din know. 

Then, I walked away. So rude lah, those people! We didn't know, if we are blocking your queue, ask us nicely to leave. Don't have to stab us from behind and use foul language, no class at all! Somemore, we were in Mivalley ! Please act politely in public!Anyway, because of the delay and rude couple, I was already in bad mood liao! The screening was rather unorganised because after running for 10 mins, it suddenly stopped!@@ !!!! However, the thing that bright up my day (night) was MEGAMIND! It was hilarious!!!!^^


The whole plot was quite creative by twisting the stories. Megamind who was supposed to be the bad guy (or destined to be) finally killed the Metro Man (good guy). But, as the story went by, it was really funny from beginning to the end! Not to forget the other supporting casts like Minion, Roxanne, they gave me the feel of superman and Lois Lane. I don;t want to reveal much! But, watching so many movies (Adele, Sammy), Megamind is my fav!!!!!~~~

Rating: 8/10 for the humour!!!!^^


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Xjion89 (Adele): The Rise of The Mummy

At this time, at this hour, I am feeling stress now! Tomorrow is gonna be a long day - whole day laboratory(><)!!! Facing those emotionless equipment and hazardous material, it is depressing! This, of course, definitely will rise some mummies in my uni! Hahaha, I am absolutely one of them! Dried up, energy-less, and always feeling tired - typical mummy in uni(><)~
Anyway, after my luck on Xjion89's Adventure:The Secret Passage, I continued my luck again to get a special screening for Adele: The Rise of The Mummy on 27 Oct 2010. After my classes, I rushed to Midvalley. Well, it was so surprising that I reached MV so early. Then, I walked around and bought me some discounted goods( Feeling so aunty leh^^). 

Talking about the movie~ The title was a bit off! The Rise of the Mummy? Neh, the mummy only appeared for a few scenes. It would be best to stick with the original title: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec. With all the crazy elements there, the movie was rather unorganised - no sense of main story. From pterodactyl (@@) to mummy (@@), it was really extraordinary However, I gave thumb up for the actings!!! Those were French actors, not much info on them online also. I was also hoping that they keep the original French version, it would have sound a lot better. Anyway, it was still very entertaining! (^^)~~~

My favourite character - Inspector Caponi by Gilles Lellouche

Oh yes, this guy really hebat ! In person, he is really yeng leh! But, in the movie, he was a uncle-ish and fat inspector...hahahahaha!

p.s: I really love blogging, really stress-releasing! Sorry guys, still busying>< keep supporting my bloggie~~~~I will visit you all later and my blog is having more followers too!!! Thanks!!!!!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Xjion89's Adventures: The Secret Passage~

Oh my, it had been weeks since my last post! Life is just so hectic! Because of research work, it really took hell a lot of time~~(><) Anyway, I still find time to watch some nice movies for free~~

Xjion89's Adventures: The Secret Passage starts when I won a pair of free tickets for Sammy's Adventures:The Secret Passage! Together with my housemate, we went to The Mines@TGV. Now, the Mines is getting better, always renovating.

Sammy's Adventures was not bad! Even though focused on his 50 lifespan, it seemed that the movie was a bit too climaxless? The interaction with humans were actually minimal! The storyline was a bit weak as the important events were not really highlighted. But, I gotta say that the underworld animated was amazing! It made me really want to live undersea. 

Some of my favourite scenes:
  •  Sammy hatched from his shell with his big round eye!
  • Piranhas in town when they reached the amazon river, I guess. 
  • When he was almost killed by the plastic begs. 
Actually, Sammy's Adventures mainly wants to educate us to protect our environment. Because of our doings, other beings are suffering. If we don't stop harmful others, one day, they will be extincted! Let's go green and be protective our flora and fauna. This is the true massage from the movie.

Super duper tired! It is time to rest. Tata, I wonder if there are still people reading my blog(><) Sorry, no time for formal blog visit tooooooooooo><