Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
About an hour in, I began to feel something I haven't for quite a few years in a Bond film - bored.
That's because the script makes very little sense.
If we don't marvel at Bond's ability to extract the information he needs, and he becomes just a running, chasing, killing machine, that removes a large part of why he's attractive.
Daniel Craig looks extremely cool, and he has always been a strong actor, but he's never able to show us the depth he did in Casino Royale.
In his second outing as 007, he sets about using his licence to kill, in no uncertain manner. So set is he on vengeance that he makes Rambo look like a pussycat.
That monotony of callousness may be very modern, but it's the reason Timothy Dalton never quite worked as Bond - he lacked wit and humour.
Craig showed in Casino Royale that he can play comedy, but he's lost without help from the script.
The gags have gone, along with the gadgets. Wit and fun have deserted the franchise.
The remarkably incoherent plot has Bond chasing the killers of his treacherous lover, Vesper, which leads him to a Bolivian general who wants to be dictator, and a greedy international criminal (Mathieu Amalric, so memorable as the paralysed anti-hero of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) with environmental pretensions, but a secret agenda.
Amalric makes his villain a nasty little rodent of a man, but he's physically unimpressive, and tactically he's clueless.
Bond deserves better adversaries than this.
The only time 007 seems in genuine danger is when M (Judi Dench) gets so cross with him that she cuts off all his credit cards.
There are two Bond girls. Olga Kurylenko, as Camille, and Gemma Arterton, as an MI6 agent, both look great, but neither has much in the way of character. They're instantly forgettable, and the sex is as anodyne as you would expect from the 12A certificate.
The whole thing plays as though the producers are ticking off a list of ingredients.
Mountainside car chase with Bond in an Aston Martin? Check. Rooftop chase? Check. Speedboat chase? Check. Nude girl dead and covered in gunk? Check.
The familiarity of that shopping list might not matter if the sequences were as good as the ones they are imitating, but they aren't.
Director Marc Forster can direct actors, as he proved in Finding Neverland and Monster's Ball, but he was quite the wrong choice to make a Bond film.
He has no flair for action, and commits the same sins that were visible in this week's big chase thriller, Eagle Eye.
He gets in so close with the camera that we don't know what's happening, why, where or to whom. As a result, we stop caring.
Some of the stunts remain impressive, and this picture will do well because of its predecessors. But it's a huge disappointment.
To cut a long story short, EMI loses focus midway and hence, loses balance. Watch it for Sanju's sake, who plays the lovable 'Bhai' with flourish.
I would recommend to watch Sanju again as Munnabhai, first & the second one once again.!!
Please do not buy the pirated DVDs. Get yourself the Original ones !!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The Way I See It
Three Days Grace
Woman The Essential Collection
The Best Yet
X'mas On 45!
100 Latin Guitar Moods
Jazz By The Beach
Gempak Timur Barat-antarabangsa
NO.1 Evergreen Hits Vol:5
Astro Star Quest 2008 新秀大赛
Classic Oldies On Golden Trumpet
Bonnie Lam ( Vocal )
You Make Me Feel Brand New
Audiophile Bossa Nova
The Very Best Of ( 2LP )
Bob Marley&The Wailers
Burnin' ( 180GLP )
Plays Metallica By Four Cellos ( LP )
Synchronicity ( 180GLP )
The James Brown
Live At The Apollo 19 ( 180GLP )
I Want You ( 180GLP )
Breakfast In America ( 180GLP )
Frampton Comes Alive ! ( 180G2LP )
Mandarin Love Songs ( LPCD45 )
歌声妹影 ( LPCD45 )
Pieces Of V
Black Rebel Motorcycle
The Cosmos Rocks
Messages Greatest Hits
Funeral For A Friend
Memory And Humanity
Joy To The World(X'mas）
This Is The Life
A Hundred Million Suns
A Hundred Million Suns-M'sia Edition
My Love-Ultimate Essential Collection
The Other Side
Mirotic-The Fourth Album+DVD 魔咒
Mirotic-The Fourth Album+ Photo book 魔咒
Beautiful Love 幸福的天空
Lagu Melayu Klasik vol:3
Detective Conan － 战僳的乐谱(DVD)
The Twelve Kingdoms Chapter 1-39 End (DVD) (2 Discs)
Cyber Formula Chapter 1-37 End (DVD)
La Lingerie 内衣少女(DVD)
Zero No Tsulkaima 1 Episode 1-13 End (DVD)(2 Discs)
Zero No Tsulkaima 2 Episode 1-12 End (DVD)(2 Discs)
Zero No Tsulkaima 3 Episode 1-12 End (DVD)(2 Discs)
Aria The Origination Episode 1-13 End (DVD)(2 Discs)
Trinity Blood Episode 1-24 End(DVD) (2 Dsics)
Gundamforce Eposide 1-52 End (DVD)
Ito D'kir Blues - Bangkit Bulan Bingit
VA - The Most Selected Christmas Songs
VA - 疯神榜 Vol.1
VA - 永远回忆逝去的声音(DVD)(2 Discs)
The Memory Keepers Daughter(DVD)
Standard Operating Procedure(DVD)
Made Of Honor (DVD)
Made Of Honor (Blueray)
VA - Everlasting Romance Karaoke(DVD)(ADVD6053)
VA - Everlasting Romance Karaoke(DVD)(ADVD6054)
Setelur Vol. 5
牛马丁 － 潮州热销金曲
VA - Evergreen Hits Vol. 4
VA - Evergreen Hits Vol. 4(DVD)
张蓉蓉 － 冲冲冲
VA - Pilihan Lagu-Lagu Pop Hitz Terhangat 2
On Air Episode 1-21(DVD) (4 Discs)
Avenged Sevenfold - Live In the Long Beach Arena(DVD)
The Luckiest Man 大四喜(DVD)
The Drummer 战鼓(DVD)
VA - Pesta Joget Lambak
Yolanda Yusuf - Pulang Kampung Puasa Dan Zakat
David Franreza - House Funky Gua Gitu Loo
Bete - Persembahang Terbary Manis Manja
Bleach The Movie - The Diamonddust Rebellion(DVD)
Initial D Extra Stage 1 & 2(DVD)
Digimon Frontier 04 Vol. 1-50 End (DVD) (2 Discs)
黄慧仪 Vol. 2 - 不应该爱你
The Forbidden Kingdom(DVD)
Caspers's - Scare School
Dirty Sexy Money The Complete 1st Season(DVD) (3 Discs)
Make Way For Noddy Vol. 9
Make Way For Noddy Vol. 10
Sesame Street - Let's Play Games
Indiana Jones - And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones - And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull(DVD)
Indiana Jones - And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull(DVD)(2 Discs)
The Devil's Chair
Made Of Honor
Kabba No Kwu To Natsuyasumi(DVD)
Rookies SP 新手们特别篇(DVD)
Bachna Ae Haseeno
OST - Best Of The Best(Bachna Ae Haseeno)
Smack Down 479
Smack Down 478
Bloody Match Collection Vol. 3(DVD)
Cyber Sunday 2008 (DVD)
Cyber Sunday 2008
Ricky Hui 许冠英 － 斤两十足演唱会(DVD)
Sean Connery - Ultimate James Bond 007 Edition (DVD)(3 Discs)
Yoga For Weight Loss
Yoga For Abs
Rodney Yee - Strength Building Yoga
Suzanne Deason - Stress Relief Yoga
Monday, November 3, 2008
CHECK IT OUT....
Daughter: "Daddy, I have to write a special report for school, but I don't know what Politics is."Father: "Well, let's take our home as an example. I am the bread-winner, so let's call me Capitalism. Your Mum is the administrator of money, so we'll call her Government. We take care of your need, so let's call you The People. We'll call the maid the Working Class and your brother we can call The Future. Do you understand girl?"Daughter: "I'm not really sure, Dad. I'll have to think about it."That night awakened by her brother's crying, the girl went to see what was wrong. Discovering that the baby had seriously soiled his diaper, the girl went to her parents' room and found her mother sound asleep. She went to the maid's room, where, peeking through the keyhole, She saw her father in bed with the maid. The girl's knocking went totally unheeded by her father and the maid, so the girl returned to her room and went back to sleep.
The next morning she reported to her father. Daughter: "Dad, now I think I understand what Politics is."Father: "Good girl! Can you explain it to me in your own words?" Daughter: "Well Dad, while Capitalism is screwing the Working Class, Government is sound asleep, the People are being completely ignored and the Future is full of Shitt."