Monday, July 10, 2006

Diddy do good

Aku betul-betul letih ari ni.


After spending most of the day kat Astro, aku sampai balik opis pun da 7 petang. That's when I found out I had tickets sent to me from Channel [V] for the preview of Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Man's Chest yang hanya akan memulakan tayangan Khamis ni

Dilema aku sebanyak banyak agik keja nak abih malam ni. So kalau tak sempat abihkan kesemuanya (which is impossible sebab movie pun da 9.30pm) aku esok kena masuk awal ke opis.
It didn't take long to think... sebab selepas rindukan 'dia' semalam, and spent the night wallowing in depression tengok Bridget Jones' Diary kat Astro, I though... hey... I got to go out.

So finished one article, rushed to the new Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure kat Damansara. Sebab tak ke area tuh in months, blur sikit. Kak long, Fiebie dan Za jumpa aku kat sana sebab aku ajak sekali, having extra tickets and all.

My Lord... besaunya tempat tuh!

Aku tatau aku sempat sebab rushing sangat (da takde stamina) ataupun terkezut because the place is impressively huge.

I think it must have been sebab aku rushing kot sebab aku kuar opis aku exactly 9.15pm. Three minutes to make my way down the parking ramp, and another 13 minutes to reach Damansara. Two more minutes of rushing, and I finally make it to the entrace to meet thre three of them.

We got in the moment the movie started so we didn't really miss anything crucial.

Tapi akibatnya, first time aku tengok movie tanpa berbekalkan snacks.

Not to mention the fact that aku tak sempat gi toilet langsung.

And for the next two and a half amazing hours, aku dok at the same spot, terpaku tenung skrin.

It was a fab movie!

Memang soal effects, it was top notch, even way better than the cheesy Army Of Darkness wannabe CGI applications.

Plot-wise, I thought it was silly of them to try and put in some sub-plots like Will and his dad and all, but apparently all for a good reason!

Yes, after two and a half butt-numbing hours (WARNING : potential spoiler revelation), there is no bloody ending.

Aiyak... tergantung cita dia for another bloody sequel.

Wait a minute, this IS the sequel... so kira the third instalment ler.

Erm... but all in all it was a gorgeously made movie yang worth it (even if you have to pay for it)
But bear it's a popcorn movie, though not exactly a no-brainer.

In this follow-up to the 2002 movie, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) reveals more of his deal with the devil, when dia kena langsai utang with the extremely cooly and scarily realistic Davy Jones.

Due to the interests of the East India Trading Company, the characters of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley have to skirmish around to sabe themselves from a death sentence to track down Jack for a barter trade they don't understand.

Blah blah blah... the plot is mediocre... but the jumpy scraes come quite intelligently and if you're anything like the four of us who watched the movie, be advised gi buang air ke beli snacks BEFORE the movie cause there is no other time to do it once the film has started (abih lega bila abih movie bergegas carik bilik air)

Recommended film to catch... kalau ikut aku, it's a three and a half star effort.

Notable things to notice, the scene everyone's trying to get away from the cannibals. Davy's weird corpe crew (especially that hammerhead nasty), and the great make-up and CGI effects.

Rasa nak gi tengok lagik ler

Hmmm... abih je movie, ciao gi Bangsar melantak sebab masing-masing kebuluran.
Then said by to kak long and gerak gi Shah Alam. Sebelum tidur, rasa cam kewajipan nak update blog teramat, so decided pop in Internet cafe kat Seksyen 6 sat.

Nak update pasal Diari ari ni...

Aku sempat tengok the first Diari abih and halfway the second Diari (walaupun aku in between abihkan keja, answering the phone dan kelam kabut nak rush ke cinema).

Dalam Diari pertama, aku caught for about minutes the audio wasiat yang Diddy bagik. Touching and honest. Ok ler..

Then for some stupid reason, the played Jenga, which is about as relevant to them as fashion is to Yoda.

Aku tak paham tul scenes camni... pastu main game air entah haper, followed by some scene they were like going for a bite or something. Big, fat, hairy, deal.
Aku sempat tengok je part evaluation performance pelajar, and I think it's just silly.

I applaud the likes of Papa Rock sebab tak nak demoralise the kids and all, tapi in that way I think it crosses the fine line jadik manja lak.

Bila buat salah cam Haziq, walaupun dalam playback leh dengar sumbang mambang, still nak puji. Hurmphh!!! How are they expected to learn then?

Aku balik je check senarai lagu tugasan sebab dengar lagu Nikki featuring Zahid menjadi tugasan. Nak gak tengok sapa dapat.

Amirul - Oh No Kamu (V.E.)
Faizal - Dealova (Once)
Farhan - Meniti Titian Usang (Search)
Haziq - Tak Seindah Wajah (Tan Sri SM Salim)
Lotter - Chow Kit Road (Sudirman)
Velvet - Caramu (Nikki feat Zahid)
Leez - Ku Gembira Disampingmu (Khatijah Ibrahim)
Lagu Bonus - Lemas (Ruffedge)
Lagu Bonus - Saya Anak Malaysia (Dr.Sam)
Lagu Bonus - Hips Don't Lie (Shakira feat Wyclef Jean)

Ok this is ridiculous. The songlist is just crap.

Amirul dapat lagu quite safe, which doesn't test him vocally (but then it'd be a waste of time to test him sebab dia nyanyi Baa Baa Black Sheep pun teruji).

Faizal nyanyi Dealova? First of all, nyanyi lagu Indonesian kena kuat projection emosi, and Faizal doesn't really project himself that well.. but I know lots of fans will argue that it's not true and that he would be perfect for the song. I'll just say that people will believe what they want to.

Farhan will be challenged because for a straight out rock song, it utilises less obvious techniques, and I think she'll face some serious challenges in getting that right.
Haziq? Buang masa je. Cakap pe pun tak guna da. Letih jari menaip.
Lotter? Mendapat lagu yang dapat maximise kesengauan dia, though I don't care to talk about him anymore too.

Velvet rupanya yang dapat lagu Caramu, and I hope that part whistling yang susah dan bukan semua leh buat she can surprise me. If nothing else, perhaps she can demonstrate the use of superhead tone walaupun kalau dia takleh wat whistling. The song being rancak, sebab tengok Nikki pun nyanyi dan menari kena conserve energy, I hope she will be able to pace herself well.
Leez? Tak penting dalam kehidupan aku...

Hah? Lagu RuffEdge lagik? Kronisme ke haper ni? Ada interest ke sesapa nak lagu meka je? Takde lagu lain nak pilih ke?

Lagu Dr. Sam walaupun nostalgic, but seriously, perlu ke ada lagu ni? it's not a competition song, and it doesn't really need any vocal talent ok for this sing-a-long.
Trust me when I say the boys will go all out for this one because of that.

Hips Don't Lie is a laugh, sebab semestinya pas bebudak laki melalak, lagu ni akan menjadi ujian seterusnya untuk budak pompuan.
Double standard tul!

The boys keep getting the easy ones and the girls suffer and yet don't get the credit due.
I think the main problem that is evident now is that tenaga pengajar dan pengkritik tak sehaluan.

Sini ajar lain, sana kritik lain. And then sentap, bagik lak bebudak ni lagu yang lebih kurang within their comfort zone (but mostly for the benefit of the boys).

Your guess is as good as mine ler.

Tiring ler predictability Akademi Fantasia kali ni....
Dahler... nak gi tidur. Esok aku upload pesanan Diddy as well as review seterusnya.

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