Archive for January, 2013

Last Saturday, after attended 2 wedding invitation, me & my bestfrenz went to Wangsa Walk for movie. We opt to watch Juvana. Plus am a big fan of Juvana The Series when it was showed in TV3 last year. Those who watched the series, they will be familiar with the character Daim, Botak, Apek, Kicap, Ayam, Panjang and Komeng. All of them from Wira Bakti. This movie is the continuation of the series where after the closure of Wira Bakti, all the 6 remaining student transferred to InderaSakti (if am not mistaken) while Daim was freed after he’s been proved not guilty of murdering her mother. Ok lo, like the previous post, I don’t want to write on the movie summary since it can be read from elsewhere. Here, am just post about my feeling and review of watching the movie.

My Review:

View #1 : Friendship

Although in the middle of the story, Botak transformed into good person while Apek transformed into bad person, they still valued their friendship. When Kicap freed, he met with Daim and told him the situation they experience at the new center. In the name of friendship (although in the whole series, Botak and friend tortured Daim badly, but at the end of the series, it is them who help Daim to be freed from Wira Bakti), Daim went to the center and visit all the remaining 6 of them. Love Komeng expression when he met Daim. Love the friendship till the end when Botak was struggling with his life after being stabbed by Lan Todak.

View #2 : Family

The touching moment for me was when Apek and Kicap family came to visit them. The faces of other resident when their name was not called upset me. Of course, some of them still hope that their family visit them. Love Kicap happiness when he informed his family that he will be freed sooner. Share the same feeling with Apek that worried about her mother health. Well, I almost shed a tears during the moment when Apek heard about his mother’s death while he was detained after being accused of causing the trouble with other trainers there.

View #3 : Don’t judge the book by its cover

Adlin Aman Ramli done good job for his characters as the warden. I hate him in the beginning of his appearance because he looks like a cruel person. But actually he has a soft heart. When the news of Apek mother out, we taught he will be cruel to him by not allowing him to visit the grave. Instead, he’s the one who comfort him. He also the middle man between the Director & ex-Wira Bakti Trainer when the director keeps accused them being the culprit behind the entire incident.

Beside that, we also cannot blame Daim boss and his schoolmate when they gave hard time for him to cope with the society. Even, I myself sometimes look negatively towards those people who had a record of being detained either in Juvenile Center or in Prison. Yes, in the movie we will feel sorry to the character and being angry to those people but in fact in the real world, we are among those people.

View #4: Nur Kasih The Movie  character continues

The director/production team seems like killing two bird with one stone. Despite of the continuation of the character in Juvana Series, there also small continuation of small character from Nur Kasih The Movie. In the movie, Jamal (played by Syafie Naswip) killed one person and hurt the main actor. In Juvana Movie, he was placed in the Juvenile center and become a right man for Lan Todak. He was badly injured during the chaos after Botak hurt him with hot oil from the frying pan. He was then killed by Lan Todak himself because of Lan Todak grudge towards Botak.

View #5: Fighting Scene

Why I love Juvana Series? I love the fighting scene. Not because I love violence but because during the fighting scene, I like to see the face expression of each character. And that was the second trademark of the series after friendship (this is my personal opinion)

View #6 : Characters

Other trademark of the series (again, personal opinion) was the name of the character. Where else we can have so many “good” names in one movie. In this movie, we have Botak, Apek, Kicap, Ayam, Panjang, Komeng and Lan Todak. I really hate Lan Todak and for the whole movie, I feel like I want to kick and stabbed him. The transformed of Apek into the person who hold a grudge after his mother died and Botak into the good person also the highlight of the movie.

Overall, I love the movie. Well done to production team.

Time for my own review of the movie that I watched for this month. Well, am just focusing on the scene that I love rather than the synopsis of the movie itself.

Movie #1 : The Impossible

The trailer of this movie being previewed last year while am watching Breaking Dawn. This movie took Tsunami incident in 2004 as it prop and after done a few reading, it was based on the true story of the mother called Maria. This movie touch my feeling (well, some of part I need tissue). Those people that experience lost of family member understand how does Maria feel. She still belief that her family still alive unless she found their dead body. She’s not giving up her hope. Same goes to her husband and kids.

Best moment for me:

1. When she asked her son the condition of her legs.

2. Despite being worried about herself and her family whereabouts, she keep insist & encourage her boy to assist whatever he can and reach out to other victim.

3. Am so happy when knowing that her husband & other kids still alive (its only the viewer know it, not Maria).

4. Missing people name on the board. Although this is normal practice but this scene for sure touched people heart. Sometimes, if we just a passerby, we still can relate to the feeling of the people who went to the board in hope they will found what they’re searching for.

Overall, this is perfect movie. Just a simple story but full of lesson can be learnt from here.

 

Movie #2: Mama

Am happened to watch this movie after reading the review from free morning “The Sun” newspaper. Then, I searched for trailers and best thing, 2 days after that, my friends asked me to join them for midnight movie and the movie title was “mama”. Title sound so loving and caring but it is can be considered as horror movie.

Why I love this movie?

1. Sometimes when in the desperate situation, people will do something that out of their norm. That happen in the beginning of the movie. Financial crisis lead the man to kill his business partner & his wife. And he also planned to kill his kids and attempting suicide after that which end up he being killed by unknown entity.

2. Annabel spirit of taking care of the girls(Victoria & Lilly) after something happen to his boyfriend. Well, love all her attempt to being close to the girl especially she knews the existence of “Mama” in the girl life. Hooray for her when Victoria finally open up to her and she still strugling for Lily.

3. Even the ghost also get jealous with human love. Annabel need to fight with “Mama” and safe the girl from “Mama” that suddenly become more dangerous when Lily finally can accept Annabel (although it is not as close as Victoria)

4. I always hate when I was asked to choose between 2 option which both of the option was important for me. This happened to Victoria and Lily. They need to choose between Annabela (the real human Mama) and Ghost Mama. This is sad moment for me especially when Lily decide she wants to be with Mama (which I also think she will opt for her “Mama” since she and Victoria being live few years under “Mama” custody and it took her long time to breakthrough with Annabel). Victoria opt for Annabel.

 

Movie #3 : People Like Us

I just bought the CD for this movie. The synopsis look good, so am decided to watch it. And it is based of the true story of the writer itself, Alex Kurtzman

What I like about this story?

1. Can you imagine, you live until 30+ yrs old and only knew that you’re had a sibling after your father death? Will you accept the fact. Sam is so cool handling this issue. Although he angry with his father and sympathy for her mother that being betrayed by her husband, he still want to be part of his new-found sister life (he’s not revealing his relationship to them in the beginning).

2. Hate the mother. She pretend she’s okay in front of her son and kept the big secret from him. I understand that she wants to save her family, but the fact that she asked her husband to choose between his legal family and other family really make me sick. Would there be any other method instead of separating the child from father’s love.

3. Love the ending. Although it is not directly shown the sister accepted her new found brother, but at least she still accept him in her life. The old video recording reunited them. Without their knowledge, their father actually introduced them since their childhood time and they already playing with each other since childhood. And this bring us in the earlier scene when Sam told that the only memory that he had with his father was his father brought him for walked and played every sunday.

This is my personal review on for Maharaja Lawak Mega (MLM) tonight. This Season 2 of the competition more interesting and awesome compare to the first season. The interesting fact for tonight competition was it being conducted outside KL or Selangor. The final was Live from Johor.

FIRST THEME: FREESTYLE

Overall, for the first part of the competition I love the performance by Boboi, Jambu and SayWho.

GROUP 1: JOZAN

What a surprise. After 2 weeks competing lonely without Johan (due to operation), in the middle of the performance, SURPRISE! SURPRISE !SURPRISE!..Johan in the house. Everyone scream out loud for his appearance. Frankly speaking, am not really understood Jozan first performance tonight but Johan appearance successfully closing the gap. Why? This is because am not focusing on their performance but more on Johan interaction with Zizan and the crowd.

GROUP 2: SHIRO

After their best performance for last week Semi Final theme “Silent”, am waiting for this team performance for final. For the first performance, they choose graveyard as the props. One of them was mimicking   Nasir Bilal Khan Character and voice tone in “Tanah Kubur” series. Am still love their “Silent” theme during Semi Final performance. Their performance was just nice.

GROUP 3: BOBOI

Hang Li Po’s sisters disappointed because their father not sending them to Malacca but sent Hang Li Po. That was the basis of their performance tonight. Best scene when father asked them to name 5 fruits start with “L”. The answers are langsat, Limau, Luku, Lurian, Limau and Lisa. They also included the current hot topic in Malaysia that was “LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN”… Want to know what is this “LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN” all about, just google it. I love their performance. The fact they include the current issue in their performance really attract everyone attention.

GROUP 4: JAMBU

This group was the biggest competitor for Jozan. They still maintain their trademark of wearing pink attire (In malay, pink is called Merah Jambu). They played the character of Master of Ceremony (MC) doing the opening announcement. I love this group because they always came out with creative ideas for their props every week. Just a simple props and MC’s character, they managed to made everyone laugh together with them.

GROUP 5: SAYWHO

This is the only group from Indonesia that manage to compete in the final. Their prop for the first performance is the scenario in the clinic. Husband and wife meet the doctor for medical check-up. Love one of the scenes when the husband told the doctor that he is a smoker until one day he read the magazine that shared about the negative impact of smoking. The doctor asked either he quit smoking or not but the answer so funny. He’s not quit smoking but stop reading magazine.

 

THEME 2 : COMEDY MUSICAL

GROUP 1: JOZAN

Johan played Radio DJ character while Zizan listening the radio from his car. Open with Najwa Latif’s song Kosong in Tamil version and Siti Nurhaliza’s “Hati Kama” in Chinese Version. Both songs were performed by Johan. They also parady “Teka Bunyi Segmen”, one of the popular segment in the morning at ERAFM. Best part is when they parody the song “Andaiku Bercinta Lagi by Mojo”..first version “ andai ku bercinta lagi 2 hari lagi, 3 hari lagi etc”, second version “Andaiku bercinta lagi 2 bualn lagi, 3 bulan lagi…” but the right answer version Johan, “Andaiku bercinta lagi 2 minit lagi, 3 minit lagi….”. I Love their second performance compared to the first one. Motivate by Johan’s team spirit although he is not fully recovered.

GROUP 2: SHIRO

The performance started with “Balik Kampung” song with modify lyric then continued with “Apa Khabar Orang Kampung” song. Both played husband and wife character. Other song being modified was “Sesaat Kau Datang”. They also dance the Zapin. Well Done and Good Job Shiro. NajIb Ali commented that this group is the most improved group and I agree with him. This group improved every week and surprise me.

GROUP 3: BOBOI

The performance started with Yuna’s song “Terukir Di Bintang”. Their scenario is audition for who are the possible singer to replace Yuna performing her song in the competition (Well, they used the hot issue that happened during Anugerah Juara Lagu 2012). Nabil character is Ning Baizura and sang Ning’s song. Afdlin character is Hafiz and sang “Awan Nano”. Then Awan Nano MV parody. Harun as Ella. Nabil appear again as Bandi Amuk but rejected. Afdlin character as Zainal Abidin and sang comedy version of “Hijau”. Finally, all of them performed as Rabbani and sang Intifada. But I prefer their first performance.

GROUP 4: JAMBU

The father waiting for his girl while singing to modified version of “Seksa by Ukays”. The father and daughter’s argument was expressed through the song they sang. List of the song that being modified were “Aku dah Bosan”, “Awan Nano”, “Stacy song that am not remember the title”, “Apo kono eh jang” and “Maafkan Aku”. Great performance Jambu.

GROUP 5: SAYWHO

SayWho start their performance with parody of Jambu Semi Final performance for “Peribahasa theme”. Then, the member sang modified Shae’s song “Sayang”. They also modified “Penasaran” and also dance to Zapin. Same  like my comment to Boboi second performance, in this second part, am not so into SayWho performance.

AND THE WINNER ARE…..

1st: JOZAN

2nd:JAMBU

3rd: SHIRO

4th: BOBOI

5th: SAYWHO

This is my personal review on tonight show.

OPENING

Great Opening by Misha Omar (Bunga-Bunga Cinta), Ziana Zain (Fantalistik) and Faizal Tahir (Antigraviti). Suke sangat opening performance. Forgot to mention, love the host for tonight, Faizal Ismail & Cheryl Samad.

Song #1 : OMBAK RINDU – HAFIZ & ADIRA

Everytime I heard this song, beside both of them, I will always think about Aaron Aziz and Maya Karin. Nice first performance and props by Hafiz & Adira. And Aaron Aziz part of the performance where at the end of the performance he carried Adira.

Song #2 : PATAH SERIBU – SHILA AMZAH

Simple but nice.

SONG #3 : SIMETRI – HAZAMA & AMY SEARCH

The song is okay but I think not so enough energy with the performance. But, thanks for Amy trademark, “Pheeewiiitt”.

SONG #4: IDOLE – AZLAN & TYPEWRITER

Opening started with music from Sudirman’s song and his trademark, Jalur Gemilang attire. Nice performance and great voice by Azlan. This is one of my favourite song.

SONG #5:PELANGI SENJA – STACY

Love how Faizal Ismail introduces the song to Cheryl and audience. Nice painting of the rainbow. Great vocal and face expression by Stacy. Simple props but it is okay since this is a slow song.

SONG #6: LAGU – BEDROOM SANCTUARY

Good performance with balloons as the props. And it make me sing along with the song. The gimmick which was the song stuck in the middle so sweet.

SONG #7: TANPAMU – AMIR JAHARI

Frankly speaking, first time I heard about this song was during the SemiFinal and it surprised me when this song got its place in the final. I search for this song and listen to it. It is a nice song. The performance tonight is nice. Full stage busking.

SONG #8: TEMAN PENGGANTI – BLACK & RJ

Nice opening with saxophone and performance also great. Love this song.

SONG #9 : TERUKIR DI BINTANG – AIZAT (ORIGINAL SINGER : YUNA)

Yuna can’t perform due to her commitment with her new album at Los Angeles. She was replace by Aizat. Let listen this song in male version. Aizat done a great job for this song and show his own version of the song tonight. But, so funny saw him carry the red mug around. Clap for him.

SONG #10: KU AKUI – HAFIZ

He accompanied by Piano (played by Ajai), Violin and Guitar. Simple performance but his voice is great. Forgot to mention, love his hair style. My favourite song also.

SONG #11: ANDAI KU BERCINTA LAGI – MOJO

Marsha as special appearance and they had a Masquerade concept. The composer, Edry Abdul Halim also together on the stage with Mojo.

SONG #12: ANAK KAMPUNG – JIMMY PALIKAT ft ONE NATION MC

Start with simple acting. They dance with Sabah ethnic dance and love it. Even Mimi and Jimmy Palikat change their clothes in the middle of the song (rapping part).

GUEST PERFORMANCE

A.W.E.S.O.M.E… Guitar Performance and performance by 90s popular singers. Down Memory Lane with the songs. In another word, they perform the song that I always choose for Karaoke…

  • Bayangan Gurauan – Rahmat Mega
  • Lamunan Terhenti – Aris Ariwatan
  • Seribu Tahun takkan Mungkin – Joey
  • Kamelia – Ramli Sarip

 

WINNER:

  • Anugerah Juara Mobile(the most downloaded song of the year) – OMBAK RINDU (Hafiz and Adira)
  • Persembahan Terbaik (Best Performance – vote thru SMS) – TEMAN PENGGANTI (Black ft RJ)
  • Vokal Terbaik (Best Vocal) – Hafiz (KU AKUI) *This is his 3rd year for best vocal.
  • 3rd PlaceKU AKUI (Hafiz): Compose & Lyric by Ajai
  • 2nd Place – IDOLA (Azlan and the Typewriter): Compose by Audi Mok, Lyric By Azlan
  • WINNER – Terukir Di Bintang (Perform by Aizat tonite) : Compose & Lyric by Yuna