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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Misc - Take a break - Smithy and the england team  

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Here's some interesting videos i found on youtube. it is good for all to take a break and have a good long laugh..!!

Are you a fan of the english football team? if you are, take a look!

and the video below, is a shortfilm, comedy. Check it out, smithy meets the england football team!

Videos taken from youtube.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Howl's Moving Castle  

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Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and based on Diana Wynne Jones' novel of the same name. Mamoru Hosoda, director of one season and two movies from the Digimon series, was originally selected to direct but abruptly left the project, leaving the then-retired Miyazaki to take up the director's role.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. (from Wikipedia)



First they show a hazy smoke that comes our from the train and then showing Sophie Hatter was sewing some high-classed hat, then her friends ask her if she wants to go out with them but was rejected. But still she went out, wanted to visit her sister, Lettie Hatter, who works as a shopkeeper (i guess) and everyone likes her due to her cuteness (but in truth i think both of them are not pretty at all, compare to Chihiro's cute and chubby face from Spirited Away) On her way to the shop, two soldier blocked her way and wanted her to be their love interest but was saved by a yellow haired man with magics. Then they encounter some black-ink-like thingy and they walked away in the air peacefully and without anyone knowing.

Then she met her sister and all those introducing about how loyalty she is to her jobs and so on. then she went back and she met and fat customer. Sophie intend to ask her to go out because the shop is closing but was later cursed by this Witch of the Waste (which is the fat lady just now, SO FAT, THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE HER TRACHEA, SHE'S MORE LIKE BLANKET) and Sophie turned into an old woman. She was shocked, of course, and she went back to her bed like an old woman.

The next day, Lattie visits her but Sophie didn't want her to see her old face and using sore-throat as an excuse. After Lattie went back, she sneaks out of her room and leaves her an old woman. Then she meets Turnip head which was trap in a bushes and was saved by an old woman. During her trip she saw a big castle like thing but its moving, she realize that its the famous Howl's Moving Castle, immediately she rushes into the an old woman, and her adventure starts...

Not as good as Spirited Away, a little bit disappointed thanks to the music and characters and story-flow. The music isn't as epic as Spirited Away, they should make the whole music like "WHOA!!!" when she saw the Moving castle, and some "what's in there" when she's looking what's inside the castle and so on. The character, especially Sophie, who should be pretty before she was old. if you noticed her eye brow was simply too thick, which makes her more like fierce than friendly and kind. And i don't like the story-flow, they didn't tell us why the war started in the first place and the prince's disappearance (which turns into a turnip-head) and they didn't show the relationship between howl and sophie.

But besides that the movie's fine, the background, the castle, and the action. The background was dark and evil when Howl joins the battle, and the castle is simply epic, and the action is detailed as usual.

I wish that, if Hayao Miyazaki wants to make another movie, hope he can improve all the mistake i pointed out, if there's any mistake or more than what i pointed out, comment as you wish.

Review by: Wilson from wilsonanimationproduction
Edited by: MetalFilmReview
Picture arrangement by: MetalFilmReview

The above review is just a personal view from the writer, not a post by mean to offend anyone.
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

The United States Of Leland  

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The United States of Leland is a 2003 American drama film by director Matthew Ryan Hoge and producer Kevin Spacey about a meek teenaged boy named Leland P. Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) who has inexplicably committed a shocking murder. In the wake of the killing, his teacher in prison tries to understand the senseless crime, while the families of the victim and the perpetrator struggle to cope with the aftermath.

( from: wikipedia )


I've been so lazy to start this post. here you go, interesting movie of Ryan Gosling's. This is a rather touching story.

The United States of Leland is about a teenage boy Leland Fitzgerald (ryan gosling) who murdered a mentally retard boy named ryan pollard. And the only reason he gave is: sadness.

i do get what he mean. Leland himself, experienced the sadness of losing his grandmother, and travelled all way long to see his father (a very famous author) but father refuse to see him.

Leland has been walking the pollard boy home almost everyday. Leland has been seeing his life ever since he walk him home. for all audience who watched the movie, they don't hate leland for killing the boy. they don't blame him. There is nothing you can do. This is the strongest point in the story.

Often i find myself asking, Is leland that bad? or is he too kind? did he really helped the boy? or ruined his life? is leland the devil? or an angel? i see the retarded boy pollard myself, waiting for his sister to walk him home but the sister never appear; fell in love with a girl, but never had the chance to tell her. of course, his death causes an big impact on the pollard family.

the movie's flow is in one straight line. not so much of up and down. so quiet, so calm, yet you can feel the emotion in it.

Ryan Gosling is a good actor. His acting impressed so many people. and he is doing Leland real good.
Same goes to the other actor and actress. But one thing, i'm so not used to it of Michelle William acting as a "young girl". i always see her as a really matured girl.

The soundtrack, by jeremy enigk, matches the movie very well. And my sister loves all the soundtrack used in it. basically the music is the one that brings out the emotions, the flow runs well with the soundtrack.

i will end my review here.

feel free to comment or post your review on this movie. :)


As Usual~~~~~Pictures~~~

sorry for giving so less information, this is not a really hot movie so not much pictures.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spirited Away 千与千尋の神隠少女(Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)  

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Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi?, literally, Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting Away) is a 2001 Japanese animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film follows a sullen ten-year-old girl who is in the process of moving to a new town (presumably in the countryside) with her family, and chronicles her adventures in a world of spirits and monsters.

The film received many awards, including the second Oscar ever awarded for Best Animated Feature, the first anime film to win an Academy Award, and the first (and so far only) non-English speaking animation to win. The film also won the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival (tied with Bloody Sunday) and is among the top ten in the BFI list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.

Spirited Away overtook Titanic in the Japanese box office to become the highest-grossing film in Japanese history.
(from wikipedia)

This story is about Chihiro and her parents are moving to a new town. Chihiro dislikes the new town she's moving to (even poke her tongue and an angry expression) then they got lost and end up reaching an abandoned park. Their curiosity overpowered them and they explored the park, during their exploration, they smell something nice, so nice which they got attracted and leaving chihiro alone (but in the end, Chihiro still caught up with them) They found the food and eat it without permission, saying that they'll pay when the owner comes. Unlike her parents, she refuse to eat and wanders off. Then she met a boy name Haku (i thought Haku was a girl when i first watched, thanks to the hair) and that's when everything changes.

The reason I love this movie is because of its art (especially backgrounds), and every detail is shown, shadows, fabrics and so on.Every action, was so detail that even chasing, running or even one blink have to be shown as if they're real. And one of my favorite is the music, which is by Joe Hisaishi, (i think that its one of the reason it got awarded) the music is what makes me love this movie so much and oh my god i can't tell you guys how nice it was but it was ultimately awesome, you guys should try. The flow of the story is fine and you won't get confused like some movie which show this then something comes out out of nowhere.

This movie somehow is kinda wicked when it's suppose to (especially Yubaba's hideous face and hilariously huge yet short body, not to forget when chihiro's parents turn into a pig, sorta freaks me out) Though this movie is sorta romantic like and supernatural, it does contain some not-obvious comedy. Besides all that, i like the voice acting, the voice shows the characteristic of the character and so on.

by guest author: Wilson
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Saturday, April 24, 2010


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Gothika is a 2003 American horror/psychological supernatural thriller directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and written by Sebastian Gutierrez. Halle Berry plays a psychiatrist in a women's mental hospital who wakes up one day to find herself on the other side of the bars, accused of having murdered her husband.

The film was first released on November 13, 2003 in the United States and later in 2004 outside of North America. At the time of its release, Gothika was the most successful film from Dark Castle Entertainment with $161 million.

(from wikipedia)

Gothika, the movie i watched on tv yesterday night.
before i watch this, i know nothing about the movie. i read HALF of the synopsis from the newspaper. saying its about a female psychiatrist, miranda, working in the mental hospital. And she find herself in the mental hospital one day being locked up for killing her husband. and that's where i stop reading. so i thought it's some kind of psychotic movie, with those people that thought they see ghost but actually its them who is the real problem - mental issue.

i didn't read the whole synopsis, and when i watch the movie, i was thinking, every scene looks like a horror movie. indeed, it watching horror. i have hated horror in my wholeee life! and i can't believe im watching it. and i watched the whole thing.

find it pretty similar to the movie butterfly effect, and the machinist. the movie is night time, night time, and night time. and its because they're lock-up in the mental prison, it is always dark and scary. you can feel it if u see it.

The beauty of the film, is where Miranda first works in the mental hospital, trying to help the patient but end up she is one of them now. one of her patient chloe, told miranda she was possessed and Miranda wouldn't believe. until Miranda feel it and witness it herself, and finally know how chloe feel when the other doctors doesn't believe what she say.

Mathieu Kassovitz uses a blinking lights to signifies that spirits are nearby. honestly, when the lights are blinking at the hospital, it freaks me! cause i know something's there! Always, in a movie, you'll see something that signifies a certain thing that are going to happen. Just like blinking lights = spirits here..

although the movie is so lack of sun light, the director still take care of the shots very carefully. the angle, movement, expression shots are all handle very nicely.

i'll go on to the acting. Halle Berry as Dr. Miranda Grey. She can be so professional and self esteem when she's a doctor. and then she can looks extremely emotional and crazy when she is going through the "real hard" time.

Penelope Cruz as Chloe sava. i loved this character. i love her acting. i wanted to say " SHE HERSELF LOOKS LIKE A GHOST" . The beginning scene of hers talking bout herself raped by devil makes me feel cold~~~she's as good as "exorcism - emily rose".

for me, she is a very important character in this movie.

i guess i'll stop here. since im not a fans of horror movie. :P and in fact, i hated horror so much and i never write about horror. okok cause im scared =.= so i rate this movie 3 stars.
i'll post one part of the video here. sit back with a pillow and enjoy!

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