Category Archives: reviews

Contacts

I’ve never liked the fact that I don’t have perfect vision. In fact, if there was one thing I could change about myself, it’d be just that. But seeing as how I don’t have a genie to grant me one wish or magical powers to do that for myself, I depend a whole lot on contact lenses. They’re useful for all occasions. No glasses falling off when I go running. Or glasses getting in the way of me looking good for a night out. That’s the reason I’ve been wearing them since I was 16. 
Used to be more expensive back then. But now thanks to Polkadotz Lens, lenses are way more affordable at only RM 17 a pair. 
Here are some photos of me wearing their Mavis Grey pair.
Go ahead and check out their facebook page now.

Friends With Benefits

Won tickets for the movie premiere. Obviously over here. I doubt they’re even allowed to show this in Malaysian cinemas. Lol.

Not bad for a romantic comedy. Interesting and entertaining cast and some scenes are hilarious. But I found all the mocking they did of “romantic comedy cliches” completely ridiculous coz Friends With Benefits turned out to be exactly just that. For those of you who watched…
…yeah, kinda the same thing.

But I would say, watch it. Just coz you get to see Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in underwear. A lot.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Just got back from watching
Quite an amazing movie. Touching to the point of me tearing up in public. Animals or fictional characters have always had more of an affect on me than actual humans. Simba, Stitch, Wall-E and now Ceaser (the ape). 
But I’ve never felt so bad by the end of a movie before. The caging of and experimenting on animals. What the fuck is wrong with the human race? We test things on animals to prevent harm to ourselves. So, no one cares if it’s harmful to the animals that are being tested? Does their pain mean less than ours? And why the hell are we caging them up? Is it not enough that we’ve already taken away their homes to build ours? We were given the gift of intelligence, then we use it to hurt other beings? 
Honestly, if it were possible for animals to take over someday, I’d be on their side. 
The only thing wrong with the planet we live on is us.

Battle : Los Angeles

Another premiere thanks to Nuffnang.
The players
Director : Jonathan Liebesman
Actors : Aaron Eckheart ( Ssgt Michael Nantz), Ramon Rodriguez (2nd Lt William Martinez), Bridget Moynahan (Michele), Ne-yo (Cpl Kevin Harris) & Michelle Rodriguez (TSgt Elena Santos)
Synopsis
Battle: Los Angeles revolves around a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon’s battle against an alien invasion on the streets of Los Angeles. The movies is presented as an intense real-time war movie from the perspective of the Marines. It has been described by some as “Black Hawk Down meets Independence Day”. It will be a live-action drama, showcasing the United States Marines attempting to defeat an alien invasion of planet Earth.
My review
Just like most other alien invasion movies, I was both fascinated and bored by this one. For a movie that’s meant to be from the perspective of Marines, there wasn’t much build on the characters and we weren’t given a chance to connect with them. Characters were dying left and right, but I honestly couldn’t remember any of their names and I barely even felt their absence after that. It’s not all bad though. The movie kicked ass special effects wise. Scenes of Los Angeles in destruction and alien war ships were convincing enough. Although we never really get a good enough look at the aliens.
Overall, Battle: Los Angeles doesn’t fare too bad against other movies in it’s genre. Keep in mind that all invasion movies are ridiculously stupid at some level. But if fast paced action is all it takes to get your juices flowing, then this would be a movie for you.

Mars Needs Moms

Thanks to Nuffnang.

The players
Director : Simon Wells
Actors : Seth Green (Milo), Dan Fogler (Gribble), Joan Cusack (Mom), Elisabeth Harnois (Ki)
Synopsis
Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mom when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble and a rebel Martian girl called Ki, Milo just might find his way back to his mom – in more ways than one.
My Review
The movie was comical and entertaining and included some heart warming scenes. Characters were easy to relate to and connect with. The plot line was simple and predictable to a certain extent, but not corny/cheesy/annoying. Overall, a really good family movie to watch.