Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Destination Anywhere

I loved the Destination Anywhere album by Jon Bon Jovi back in 1997. It was an interesting time in my growth. It was only recently that I learned of the film (yes, it was an original soundtrack). I managed to watch it today, and its very interesting – a highly recommended watch, especially if you’ve listened to the album. 

It’s a 45-minute movie, and was apparently created to promote the film. It is a dark and very emotional film. Plenty of references to the Hotel Chelsea (which I’ve seen from the outside, read a lot about and has a vivid history). I enjoyed the movie thoroughly. I highly recommend it.

Movies on the plane recently

Arc de TriompheHaving a few long journeys, I got to catch up with the latest Hollywood had to offer.

  1. Papadopoulos & Sons – show about an entrepreneur who goes thru trials & tribulations, then learns whats important in life
  2. How I Spent My Summer Vacation (aka Get the Gringo) – you won’t think much from the title, but this Mel Gibson show isn’t half bad. I don’t recommend going out of your way to watch it, but it’s a good way to pass time surely. Action, murder, revenge, love, and crime are all covered here 
  3. Arbitrage– Richard Gere stars, also about an intensely wealthy entrepreneur, about to sell his company, cover up his problems, while having an affair. There are several themes & plots here, so you’ll enjoy it overall 
  4. The Words – about a writer who placed his name on his best work, only to find out that he has to live with such a secret. Turns out its a lot harder than expected.

I notice that the plotlines in the last two movies seem to end with a bit of a cliffhanger. Leaves the watcher to understand or continue thinking about what might have been. Unlikely that you’ll see a part two, but maybe that’s how modern movies tend to end. 

Upon arriving home, I did turn on cable and caught Senna. If you like the Formula One (F1), you surely know whom Ayrton Senna was. You probably also know that Senna was the last F1 driver to die while racing. It is an awesome show and I highly recommend all to watch it. 

The Dictator

We had Christmas indoors (Merry Christmas) as pretty much everything is closed in London for a bank holiday. As part of the festivities, we watched: The Dictator.

If you’re a fan of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan or anything from Sacha Baron Cohen you’ve got to watch this show. We caught it on pay-per-view, since as a Royal Ambassador we get one free movie per stay. And what better place to watch it than at the newly opened InterContinental London Westminster.

So back to The Dictator. It is a funny show, will take about 80 minutes of your time, and its well worth watching. Some may describe the jokes as crude, but those one-liners are truly memorable. I’m going to endeavor to watch the unrated version as I’m told its about 15 minutes longer with a lot more scenes of comedy!

Branding mind tricks

So, I just came back from watching Star Trek, which I believe premiered tonight. I’m by no means a Trekkie, but I think the movie was great — you don’t need to be a die-hard fan, to enjoy the show.

Some friends of mine, had already seen the movie last week, as it was available for friends and family of the screening company. Both @mikefoong and @thechannelc didn’t notice the Nokia phone quite early on in the film.

But they did, this time around. Coincidentally, Nokia did sponsor the screening.

Does the mind play tricks when it comes to branding? I know most of the James Bond films have Sony-Ericsson phones there. I distinctly noticed the Nokia, but then again, maybe I always notice phones.

BBC promoting new shows via personalisation

A great, modern way, to promote a TV series. [spooks] code 9 allows you to upload an image, and play a “game”, that is generated into a movie (a short clip). It takes all of under two minutes to do, and the whole application itself (Flash based) will take about five minutes of your time.

Personalisation, has been taken to the next level. The video below will last for three months, after which all I have are the screenshots. Give it a twirl, you might enjoy it.

my ID; a rendered me (as a Caucasian woman, quite possibly :P)

I like the idea of allowing you to email, or upload to Facebook, or embedding it to your own site. I like how you “play a role” in the mission. You have choices, before the final movie is made. All in all, good job BBC.

hello world

“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.”

Richard Moss

i just slept for what must’ve been a good ten hours or more. boy does waking up from that make you feel refreshed. i miss my days of long sleep :-)

wednesday, got home, and immediately left to sunway for the dinner/event thing for international peace. good fun, spent time with john, carmen, ruben, sk2, her sister. yet another night at a hotel, tsk tsk. been ages since i had a room share, but we seemed to survive without throwing shoes at each other

work, caught some judo, dinner. walked out of dinner a lot. my tolerance level for silly people is generally pretty high, but i felt my top wanting to blow many a time that night. apparently, i was not the only one who was about to blow their top

then supper. visited mcdonalds, after what must’ve been a very long time. i ate, finally. good company helps that, clearly

short sleep, and then work… met up with aizat, suanie, and headed to izzy. we’ve now booked the speaker’s dinner place. went home, and headed out for dinner with parents. yum. didn’t know halloween was such a big deal here. they downed some margaritas (tgif has some amazing ones). i didn’t. we however had a mostly serious talk, which i was surprised went pretty well :P 42!

caught some crap on cable tv, which explains why i fell asleep on the couch. today, was lunch at some open house… dinner later will also be at some open house. i think i’ll head back to pj tomorrow. busy week ahead.

answer or no answer, i’m glad things are back to normal. anticipation doesn’t kill, really. silence does.

oh, movie updates. haven’t seen that many recently. miss the cinema. caught mamma mia! (great stuff, and the GSC Signature gold class is well worth the rm60 they charge – go there, the privacy, the seats, its all just amazing), and max payne (not so good). 2 in october is not so bad, i guess…

its november now. the year is almost over. boy has it passed by so fast.


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