Tuesday, December 16, 2008

QUARANTINE-Succesfully Creeped ME

Hi guys. I watched the latest CLOVEFIELD-ala-BLAIR WITCH PROJECT at KLCC -Tanjung Golden Village Cinemas.


Being a gore horror movie, one should not expect a great story...and Quarantine lives up to that reputation, however not to the typical as it does have apretty good story line that unfolds at the ending. It kept me at the edge of my seat(or actually curled up in my seat---scared) with the element of SUSPENSE that really scared the wits out of me. Although this film is a reamke of a spanish horror REC it still impressed thanks to stellar directing by John Dowdle. Besidesbeing filmed with a relatively lower budget, it did manage to thrill because of effective suspense+effects.


Jennifer Carpenter (pic above) who plays the lead role of Angela Vidal truely was the star of the show. Her acting was so damn realistic that it made me feel like I was trapped in that Los Angeles Apartment. Her acting is without a doubt commendable to the highest degree. Viewers will remember her from Exorcism of Emily Rose, another flick where she showed her acting prowess.


Being a movie 'recorded with a handheld camera' it scared the daylights out of me, much more compared to Cloverfield. In fact Quarantine is the first movie to have scared me since....ages. John Dowdle and Jennifer Carpenter deserve accolades for their roles as director and actor respectively. On top of that, the cinematography, though almost arthritis-ly shaky, adds to a already super thrilling -scary movie! It may look like a B-Grade Flick, but trust me, as a movie enthusiast , i can guarentee u will enjoy it-as they say good things come in small packages!

4.5 out of 5 STARS

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Death Race Review- Another Solid Statham Show

Hi Everyone. I Finally managed to watch the much talked about Death Race, starring Jason Statham. I watched it I Midvalley Megamall (Hall 13) .

The Plot:

Although the movie is an all out action movie, it does not falter in its plot. Somehow it manages to come up with a plot that is (although not as interesting as the action scenes) quite feasible and entertaining. Jason Statham plays the role of an innocent man wrongly sentenced to Terminal Island Prison. Here, he is forced to take part in the Death Race, in order to free himself. Here onwards the story gets more interesting.

The Action:

This is definetely the pillars that supports the movie. The racing scenes are simply breathtaking and gives the audience and adrenaline rush. Couple with the THX sound system ,I was blown away by the effects. The most surprising part was that very little CGI was used in the action scenes, which made more realism. The chasing and racing sequences were mind blowing with language and gruesome violence thrown in the mix making up for a hell of a good time.

The Acting:

Jason Statham comes in his stereotype role of hard action man, and he plays it well. The actress Natalie Martinez dissapoints with her poor acting that is forgettable; however she plays her eye-candy role extremely well.


In all, it was an entertaining ride that never dissapointed me at any point. Although riddled with flaws, the intensity and originality of the superbly executed chase scenes make up for this. After all what can you expect from a Jason Statham movie?

4 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Journey to the Center of a The Earth 3D Review By ME

Hi again,,,recently, i watched Journey to the Center of the earth 3D,,,and I mean the 3D one. It was shown in only 3 cinemas nationwide: Midvalley,Suria KLCC and Sunway Pyramid. Being a Brendan Fraser and 3D movies fan,,i told myself that I have to watch this movie.
The movie itself was a special experience, coz it was shown in DOLBY DIGITAL 3D format,whish is something relatively new in Msia.

Ok ,this is how it went....
When We reached to GSC midvalley, there was a special counter designated for the sale of Journey 3D tickets only. One ticket was RM17,,,which was about RM6 more expensive than a regular movie. We bought the tickets and proceeded into Hall 4. Before we entered, we were presented with a pair of DOLBY 3D glasses. P/S, GSC actually purchased these glasses at 50USD each(aboutRM150)...it was just exciting. We then took our seats and enjoyed the movie. To be frank, the 3D effects were not up to my expectations. this is because of the small size of the screen which cripples the 3D effect. However the picture quality and sound effects were crisp and crystal clear,,thanks to a new 3D projector. In all, the movie was fun, touching and enjoyable. Nevertheless I would recommend that you stick to the 2D version if possible!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor Review

Hi everyone, this is my own review of the The Mummy: Tomb of the dragon emperor. I managed to catch this at Midvalley Megamall. Overall it was a great movie. Let Me break it Up:


I think the acting was good. One person that deserves accolades is Maria Bello for being able to take on Rachel Weisz's role of Evelyn, well. SHe managed to adopt a British accent to match Rachel Weisz personality and character. Brendan Fraser was good, as usual as the MUMMY-KILLING hero. However, Luke Ford as Alex sholud have been replaced by a different actor of more calibre. Michelle Yeoh played her STEREOTYPE role of an ass-kicking kung fu heroine well. John hannah was as witty as ever as Jonathan. Finally, Jet Li i think suited the role of The Dragon Emperor, although his role is quite limited.


Whatever said and done, the plot here cannot come close to the rich plot of the first and second Mummy movies. However I liked the Introduction of the origin of the emperor and how he was cursed by a witch. Overall there wasn't really any subtance in the plot, however, the action scenes are simply heart-pounding and breathtaking....and I mean It. The chase scene between the O'Connells and the emperor in the beginning was just superb. The battle in the himalayas which included a few yetis was even better. I was a tad dissapointed though that the film was substantiallly shorter than its predecessors.


In a nutshell, it was simply a great experience watching the mummy 3. Being an avid Mummy fan, I was not let down although it did have a few flaws here and there. Well I really recommend that you watch it as it will leave you spellbounded!!

P/S: Roger Ebert a renowned movie critic from the US gave it 3 out 4 stars!!!

My Final Verdict: 4 out of 5 STARS

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Just watched The Mummy and Joueney 3D in one day!!

Hi...yesteersday i went to Midvalley Megamalll and I watched The Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor and Journey to the Centre of the Earth 3D in one day...i spent a whopping rm30 just on this 2 movies. Well the 3D experience watching JOURNEY was good, especially with the DOlby 3D glasses. The Mummy 3 was just superb....all throughout action and simply breathtaking.....but still not better than the two before....Ok hope o return with new post later!! BYE

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Life in UNITEN !!>>Is Great!

Hi everyone, Jason here. Thank God life so far has been good in UNITEN. Although academically its quite difficult especially CALCULUS & PHYSICS, I shall continue to study hard and hope to well in my upcoming test. Bye!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

My Life Up To nOw

Hi Everyone,,,As you all know I failed to secure a JPA scholarship due to the racial bias in our beloved country. However I have learned to move on , and to accept God's Will In MY Life. Well I will be going to Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) , a private university fully owned and run by TNB. I will due my one-year foundation and then pursue a degree in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. This degree from UNITEN is recognised by the Institue of Mechanical Engineers of the UK (ImechE) , therefore is of very high quality. Btw only Uitm and Uniten's mechanical Engineering is recognised by ImechE. About 85% of their graduates are employed, thus I foresee(hopefully) a bright future.