Monday, June 13, 2011

Great movies!

I just watched two fantastic movies over the weekend! One very new and one quite old... I'm excited to share! :)

Super 8
I shall say we watched this movie accidentally (since tickets for the movie we wanted to watch were all sold out), without having any idea what is it all about. It turned out to be a pretty cool movie and apparently it has just finished top in the U.S. Blockbuster!
From the poster we thought it would be some alien and kids movie. It didn't impress me even though there are names like J. J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg.... True, it has kids as the main characters, and yes it is something to do with some creature from outer space. The thing is, knowing that I'm not a fan of kids and alien movies, I love this movie!
Using some kids who are into making short film about zombie (yea, why does it have to be zombie, right?) as the background, the movie brought them into 'trouble' when they found something that they shouldn't know.
If you are looking at nice action-packed alien movie, then this is probably not your cup of tea. But this movie has brilliant creative ideas in terms of storyline, flow of the story, and most importantly humour! Even the movie title itself has nothing to do with alien, which I really think is damn cool! Honestly, I love almost every bit of it!
And gosh those kids really can act man!!!
If you ask me, I'd say this is a MUST WATCH! And... Make sure you stay back for the ending credit, I'm sure you will be entertained! Kekekeke...

The King's Speech
I've been dying to watch this movie ever since it became a hot favourite and won quite some awards at the Oscars.
I knew from the beginning that this is not going to be some random commercialised movie=MAY BE BORING. Well, honestly, I don't think it is THAT BORING lar... Though it was shot in quite an artsy patsy way, especially the way they angled their shots, and the fact that they have minimal background music, it was quite a funny, encouraging and sometimes kan-zheong (yea, every time you see Colin Firth starts to give a speech you'll be so worry for him!) movie. I especially found this movie very inspiring, for someone like me, who enjoy presentations and public speaking but still not very good at it. And honestly I love the entire costume and set design, even the artsy patsy angle!
Needless to say, I love the actors! Colin Firth has transformed from the charming guy in Bridget Jones Diary to this low self-esteem king and I totally think he did it so well and he so deserved the Oscar!!! And Geoffrey Rush! Gosh I love him! I think thanks to the original character and the script, his character as Lionel was so cool and lovable! And Helena Bonham Carter finally playing a somehow normal role, pulled it off too! That was just simply a fantastic cast!
Great one! Another MUST WATCH!!!


Hayley said...

Wow, I think I must watch this Super 8 already, since you have very positive reviews about it =)

ShiRLeXia said...

Yeap, I do think it is cool!

LayJinG said...

Oh, must watch huh? hehe... waiting to get a "copy" of the king speech from fren soon! Surprise me that u like Super 8, haha...

ShiRLeXia said...

Hahaha... Lay Jing you really know me well! But it's actually not bad!

Anonymous said...

Super 8 = Superb... I love Zombies and powerful aliens like Predators!

Kings Speech = Hmm.. IiiIIii Thii....nk..... It it It ittt Itt... (GET IT OUT BOY!)
Ok!... It ittttti itttttt quitttte.... I CANT DO IT!!!!

ShiRLeXia said...

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