Monday, July 23, 2007

Bridge To Terabithia

This movie is about 2 children who have a great fantasy and they live their fantasy in the forest in the back of their homes. Jess Aarons (Josh Hutcherson) love drawing and his drawing is good,while the new student Leslie Burke (Anna Sophia Robb) is outgoing girl and always pushing Jess not to get serious all the time and they start to build their own fantasy and it comes true.

My takes: while this movie is not as medieval as I expect too but I love the story on this movie. This movie teaches us about friendship,great bonding family although the family is struggling with their economy,etc. What i like about this movie is that although both of them get bullied a lot but they can stay tough and make one of the bulliers become their friend. When i was watching this movie,something reminded me that "The best thing in life are free" and you should keep your dreams alive and well and not bury it because somebody thinks you're crazy or not facing real world. I like this quote in the movie: "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing - Teddy Roosevelt. " and "Leslie Burke: Just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open. " And i like the concept of music class too,i think it's very cool and so great,it should be put in my country curriculum and make it like this movie when the teacher is playing the instrument and with all the students singing a song. It's great.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix

I've seen it few hours ago and here's my review:

Story :After Harry Potter met Voldemort last year,most of the people think that Harry and Dumbledore are liar ,because of that Ministry of Magic send Prof. Dolores Umbridge to Hogwarts School to be a new Defense Against Dark Arts Teacher and monitoring the school inside. While Harry's school life is very miserable right now, Voldemort is trying to find a way to get "weapon" inside Department of Mystery. And The Order of the Phoenix are trying as hard as they can to prevent that happening.

My takes: I'm about to vent so hard here. I've never thought that the director could screw up the storyline more horrible than HP:Goblet of Fire but i was wrong. At the very beginning of the movie,you will be shocked that the movie already jumped to the 2nd or 3rd chapter of the book. This movie's pace was so fast,it looked like bullet train's speed. I didn't feel any connection to Ron,Hermione,most of the teachers and the Order of the Phoenix's characters. They almost seemed like a cameo to me because of their limited screentimes. Sometimes i felt akwkward moment or blank moment that really eerie. I was shocked why they twist the storyline,mix the timeline,and did a badly done editing.

The good thing is I loved Umbridge's character played by Imelda Staunton.She's really terrific.The graphic was as usual flawless.I loved Bellatrix's character,i hope she appeared longer. I haven't finished reading the book yet,still 5 chapters to go but i think the battle at the end was great,it's the best scene on this movie.

I really hope that they bring back the 1st and 2nd movie's director because he follow the book almost completely and didn't destroy the essense of the story. I didn't feel any benefit in producing the movie which only to show the graphics of it,the visual of the new movie and left the rests of the elements out of the window. How can I get the visual interpretation that they cut in the movie besides in the HP's video game?? [sob]

Where?? Mundungus ; Firenze ; Prof. Grubbly Plank ; Quidditch ; Rita Skeeter ; The Quibbler ; classroom's interaction like in the 1st movie ; tension between teachers and Prof. Umbridge ; Prefek ; etc

My Top Music List

Artist; Song; Album
1. Carrie Underwood; Before He Cheats; Some Hearts
2. Paramore; Misery Business; RIOT!
3. Fergie; Big Girls Don’t Cry; The Dutchess
4. Mario; How Do I Breathe; Go!
5. Dean Geyer; If You Don’t Mean It; Rush
6. Amy McDonald; Mr Rock and Roll; This Is The Life
7. Avril Lavigne; When You’re Gone; The Best Damn Thing
8. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus; Face Down; Don’t You Fake It
9. The Click Five; Jenny; Modern Minds and Pasttimes
10. Hilary Duff; Stranger; Dignity
11. Kelly Rowland Feat. Eve; Like This; Ms. Kelly
12. Amy Winehouse; Rehab; Back To Black

Monday, July 02, 2007

My Top Ten Music List

Artist; Song; Album
1. Paramore; Misery Business; RIOT!
2. Carrie Underwood; Before He Cheats; Some Hearts
3. Sugarland; Everyday America; Enjoy The Ride
4. Fergie; Big Girls Don’t Cry; The Dutchess
5. Avril Lavigne; When You’re Gone; The Best Damn Thing
6. Hilary Duff; Stranger; Dignity
7. Rihanna; Umbrella; Good Girl Gone Bad
8. Daddy Yankee Feat. Fergie; Impacto (Remix); El Cartel: The Big Boss
9. Daughtry ;Home; Daughtry
10. Katharine McPhee; Over It; Katharine McPhee