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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.

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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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