Been pretty busy at work but sometimes at night or over the weekends fortunately, I got to catch some movies and I've been keeping those reviews for a while now. Time to share!
Life of Pi
I shall skip the storyline here cos I think most of you know (if you've seen it or read the book) or refuse to know (because you haven't watch the movie or read the book). Life of Pi is a beautiful movie, and by beautiful I mean the story, cinematography and C.G.
Obviously the story is very imaginary and fictional that I won't normally buy but the message behind the story is good and the way it was presented was brilliant! I mean, I must really salute Ang Lee for making a relationship between a human and a tiger so touching that it made me teared so much (p/s: even Deardo teared a little)! I think that's called Ang Lee's magic touch -- he always make characters so lovable, even when it is a fierce and dangerous animal like a tiger.
Although everything looks and sounds so fictional, the C.G. was very well done! Amazingly real-looking tiger (which I heard was doTne by a group of Malaysians, well done guys!) and super gorgeous scenes and effects... Contributed well to a very nice movie well done.
Now that I've watched Life of Pi, I actually think it should be the winner of Best Film at the Oscars rather than Argo. But then again, the Americans always love all these heroic themed movies wurt! Anywayz, this is definitely a movie worth watching!
I'm not a very Quentin Tarantino fan but as I watched the bits of the movies at the Oscars I thought hey the movie sounds cool now! So I took up the challenge to watch this freaking 2-hour-plus long movie...
No doubt, it has one of coolest script-writing I've ever seen. So quirky, cool and hilarious at times. Plus, the story, which happened in 1858 where Blacks are still considered slaves in the U.S. shows how the underdog rises is kinda like you know the 'Shirlexia type of movie'. It is definitely quite entertaining BUT urm, seriously a bit too long that I had to even fast forward a little...
The movie has a wonderful cast too in the likes of Christoph Waltz (undeniably great in this movie), Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington. I especially love the final scenes where Jamie Foxx bomb up Leonardo DiCaprio's (yes Leo is in it too!) house and Kerry Washington was waiting outside... Fuuuhhh... The scene was like so grand, cool and funny at the same time!
Oh yea, love the old school cowboy music too!
If the movie can be slightly shorter it would be perfectly perfect!
Zero Dark Thirty
Also another freaking long movie! Aarrrhhh...
Looking at the synopsis, I thought it was going to be a 2.5 hours movie with a lot of talking (or screaming) and Middle Eastern music playing at the back. But to my (or Deardo and I) surprise, the movie is pretty interesting and pretty action-packed.
As audience, I think Deardo and I really enjoyed the fact that although Maya (the main character) is fictional, all the happenings and incidents in the movie were actually based on true story. From 911 to the blast in London, etc, made us so wanted to refresh ourselves on the terrorist attacks that have happened over the past few years. Up till the final scenes where they decided to just check-into the house and kill Osama bin Laden, we were really holding our nerves watching it! It's like watching CSI or something, tracking from some lead to another lead until they finally got it right! So kan cheong!
I would like to pay my respect to Kathryn Bigelow because I think it is super cool for a woman to direct such a war/action/controversy movie. Seriously, that woman rocks! Jessica Chastain rocks too but yeah I don't really think that was her best performance, yet.
While there were some torturing scenes which I don't fancy watching at all, the movie is really entertaining and not boring at all despite its length. A movie you shouldn't miss!
Oh come on, Shirlexia watching a zombie-human love story? You gotta be kidding me!
Trust me, this is waaaaaaaaaaay better and waaaaaaaay less cheesy than Twilight ok! I think the story is quite a fresh breath of air to the current zombie/vampires craze as it actually let us see everything from a zombie's perspective. Seriously, this is the first time there is a movie where a zombie is the main guy and you have him telling you about his story, about the zombies around and how he fell in love with a girl. The script was hilarious and sarcastic! Love every bit of it!
But you know what, the most awesome thing about the movie gotta be the OST! Both the original scores and the oldies that they chose to use for the movie are like super nice!!!
I am loving Nicholas Hoult a lot now cos he is the most geeky, cool and funny zombie I've ever seen! He makes me feel like having a zombie bf isn't too bad at all! :p
If you want me to rate this movie, it is going to be a sure 5/5 man!
(You know what it means when almost the entire review is in red right? :p)
Er nothing really special about the movie, honestly!
This Must be the Place
Very artsy kinda movie which is a bit odd yet can be quite sarcastically funny. Still, Sean Penn and Francis McDormand were awesome in it!
To close the blog post, I've decided to share one of the tracks from Warm Bodies that is one of my favourites now... Enjoy! :)