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‘The Proposal’ and ‘Up’ Review

Movie Title : The Proposal

Released Date : June 2009

Starring : Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds

Genre/Channel : Romantic Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language 
Details on Yahoo! Summer Movie Guide and Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Synopsis/Summary of the story :

Book editor Maggie (Sandra Bullock) is everyone’s worst nightmare: ruthless, selfish, driven, and tactless. But when a problem with her Visa could potentially send her back to Canada and destroy her all-important career, she comes up with a solution on the spur of the moment: marry her much younger (but all-American) assistant (Ryan Reynolds). Unfortunately, the government is understandably suspicious, and so the two faux lovers must embark on a humiliating charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate.

My Review :

I saw the trailer when I’m out to watch the other movie. At that time I thought, ‘O well, I’ll try to give a watch later’ but then this movie was far more beyond my expectation! I rarely choose romantic comedy movies these days because I think when they labelled so, it’s always more romantic than comedy. But this one is different. Everything balanced, and mix well together. There’s one more element that’s unwritten in the tagline : Family. You might be laughing out loud for the heart-tickling scenes, but your tears might fall out of notice for some heart-touching moments. I’d give it 70% comedy & the other 30% is all romantic & family. The movie is all realistic and touched the common & happening issue : residency & citizenship in United States. In this movie, Maggie’s visa was all the matter which brought the story to exists. In order to let herself staying in U.S much longer she has to marry Andrew. It won’t be a problem if the two really in a relationship, but what if they’re not? It already sounds unfair & cheating but it’s happening. And it’s not only for those who want U.S citizenship – Japanese citizenship too 😛 Maybe I should take Maggie as the role model if I want to stay in Japan for much longer time than I was allowed to, or if I’m about to be Japanese?!

Movie Title : Up

Release Date : May 2009

Voice Starring : Edward Asner & Jordan Nagai

Genre/Channel : Animation/Comedy Adventure/Kids,Family

MPAA Rating : PG for some peril & action

Details on Yahoo! Movies & Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Synopsis/Summary of the story :

Carl Fredricksen (Edward Asner) spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai) gives him a new lease on life.

My Review :

The poster of the movie was the first caught my eye. I was like ‘What a cute boy! (Russel)’. Surely they have built the character beautifully made for view and that’s not the only of it. I was wondering this when I browsing the casts ; Russel was played by Jordan Nagai (voice). When I see ‘Nagai’ I thought he’s Japanese and I never knew it’s for real (half Japanese, actually). Take a look at photo below guys. I do not own a copyright for it and the using it here is nothing more than just sharing.

 

Up

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 The character, the storyline, the animation & graphics, everything is perfect to me. All in one – happy, sad, action, adventure, love. A must, not to only kids, but everyone!

 

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Knock me down

Back here guys! OK. I got tons of stories to share, though it short – 2 weeks, but too much things happened. So before I wrote them, let you guys slip ya eyes thru this lyrics first. I was introduced to this song originally by my junior, our Mira Chunnie 😛 Yeah you’re TOTALLY right! *damn it!* The lyrics KNOCKED me down 😛 ….coz I’m too supposed to be in the same boat with Keri…. I guess? 😉

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Songtitle : Knock You Down
Artist(s) : Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West, Ne-Yo
Songwriters : Marcella Araica, Kevin Cossom, Floyd Nathaniel Hills, Keri Hilson, Shaffer Smith, Kanye West
Album : In A Perfect World (2009)
Lyrics :

[K. Hilson]
Not again
Oh this ain’t supposed to happen to me

[K. West]
Keep rockin’ and keep knockin’
Whether you Louboutin it up or Reebok’n
You see the hate that they servin’ on a platter
So what we gonna have, dessert or disaster?

[K. Hilson]
I never thought I’d be in love like this
When I look at you my mind goes on a trip
Then you came in and knocked me on my face
Feels like I’m in a race but I’ve already won first place

I never thought I’d fall for you as hard as I did
You got me thinkin’ ’bout our life, a house and kids, yeah
Every morning I look at you and smile
’cause boy, you came around and you knocked me down
Knocked me down

[All/Chorus]
Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down
Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down
Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down
Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down

[Ne-Yo]
I never thought I’d hear myself say
Y’all go ahead, I think I’m gonna kick it with my girl today
I used to be a commander in chief of my pimp ship flyin’ high
‘Til I met this pretty little missile, shot me out of the sky

Hate to know I’m crashin’, don’t know how it happened
But I know it feels so damn good
Said if I could go back and make it happen faster
Don’t you know I would baby, if I could

Miss independent to the fullest
The load never too much, she helpin’ me pull it
She shot the bullet that ended that life
I swear to you the pimp in me just died tonight, girl

[All/Chorus]
Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down
Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down
Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down
Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down

[K. West]
Tell me now can you make it past your Caspers?
So we can finally fly off into NASA
You was always the cheerleader of my dreams
And seemed to only take the head of football teams

And I was the class clown that always kept you laughin’
We were never meant to be baby, we just happened
So please don’t mess up the trick
Hey young world I’m the new Slick Rick

They say I move too quick but we can’t let this moment pass us
Let the hour glass pass right into ashes
Let the wnd blow the ash right before my glasses
So I wrote this love letter right before my classes

How could a goddess ask someone that’s only average for advice
OMG you listen to that bitch? Whoa it’s me, baby, this is tragic
’cause we had it we was magic, I was flyin’, now I’m crashin’
This is bad, real bad Michael Jackson
Now I’m mad, real mad Joe Jackson
You should leave your boyfriend now, I’ma ask ’em

[K. Hilson]
Say you gotta take the good, the bad, happy and the sad
But when you bring a better future than I had in the past
’cause I don’t wanna make the same mistakes I did
I don’t wanna fall back on my face again

I’ll admit it, I was scared to answer love’s call
And if it hits better make it worth the first when it comes around

[All/Chorus]
Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down
Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down
Sometimes love comes around and it knocks you down
Just get back up when it knocks you down, knocks you down

[K. Hilson]
Won’t see it comin’ when it happens but when it happens
You’re gonna feel it let me tell you now
See when love comes it knocks you down
Won’t see it comin’ when it happens but when it happens
You’re gonna feel it let me tell you now
See when love comes it knocks you down, yeah

 

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Before the storm

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Songtitle : Before the storm

Artist : Jonas Brothers (feat. Miley Cyrus)

Album : Lines, Vines and Trying Times (2009)

Songwriters : N/A

Lyrics :

– Verse 1 –

Miley:

I know this isn’t what I wanted,
Never thought it’d come this far,
Just thinking back to where we started
And how we lost all that we are

Nick:

We were young and times were easy,
But I could see it’s not the same
I’m standing here, but you don’t see me,
I’d give it all for that to change
And I don’t want to lose her,
I don’t want to let her go

— Chorus —

Miley:

I’m standing out in the rain,
I need to know if its over,
‘Cause I will leave you alone

Nick:

Flooded with all this pain,
Knowing that I’ll never hold her,
Like I did before the storm

— Verse 2 —

Nick:

And with every strike of lightning

Miley:

Comes a memory that lasts

Nick & Miley:

Not a word is left unspoken
As the thunder starts to crash

Miley:

Maybe I should give up

— Chorus —

Miley:

I’m standing out in the rain,
I need to know if its over,
Cause I will leave you alone

Nick:

Flooded with all this pain,
Knowing that I’ll never hold her,
Like I did before the storm

— Bridge —

Miley:

Trying to keep the light from going in

Nick & Miley:

And the clouds from ripping out my broken heart
We always say a heart is not whole
Without the one who gets you through the storm

— Chorus —

Nick & Miley:

Standing out in the rain,
Knowing that it’s really over
Please don’t leave me alone

I’m flooded with all this pain,
Knowing that I’ll never hold you,
Like I did before the storm

Miley:

Like I did…

Nick & Miley:

Before the storm

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Come Back To Me

Song title : Come Back To Me

Artist : Utada

Album : This Is The One

Songwriters : Utada

Genre : R & B

Label : Island Records

Release Date : March 14th, 2009

 

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Lyrics

 

The rain falls on my windows
And the coldness runs through my soul
When the rain falls, oh when the rain falls
I don’t want to be alone

 

I wish that I could Photoshop on
Our bad memories
Because the flashbacks, oh the flashbacks
Won’t leave me alone

If you come back to me
I’ll be all that you need
Baby, come back to me
Let me make up for what happened in the past

Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
Boy, you’re one in a million
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back

On the bayside of Manhattan
She goes shopping for new clothes
And she buys this
And she buys that
Just leave her alone

I wish that he would listen to her
Side of the story
It isn’t that bad
It isn’t that bad
And she’s wiser for it now

I admit I cheated
Don’t know why I did it
But I do regret it
Nothing I can do or say can change the past

Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
Boy, you’re one in a million

Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
You’re one in a million
One in a million

Everything I ever did
Heaven knows I’m sorry but
I was too young to see
You were always there for me
And my curiosity got the better half of me
Baby take it easy on me

Anything from A to Z
Tell me what you want to be
I open my heart to be
You are more priority
Can’t you see you punished me
More than enough already
Baby take it easy on me

Baby take it easy on me

Baby come back to me
Baby come back to me

Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
Boy, you’re one in a million

Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
You’re one in a million
One in a million

Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
Boy, you’re one in a million
One in a million

Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
I’ll be everything you need
Come back
Baby come back to me
Come back
Boy, you’re one in a million
One in a million

 

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There’s my Queen of R&B … she’s back! Ahah. I know she never disappoints me. Enjoy the song then! 😉

p/s : I don’t know if it’s only me or you guys Utada’s fan outside there too realized it. But in this lyrics Utada’s “regret” towards her broken marriage with Kiriya Kazuaki still lingers strongly, obviously from the lyrics. Starting from Flavor of Life to Beautiful Life to Prisoner of Love, the lyrics are all talking about herself, to my point of view. 

 

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A Nightmare

This gonna be my very 1st entry and I already talked about something upleasant – nightmare.

After taking my shower & finished my maghrib prayer I went to bed for a 3 to 4 hours sleep, I expected. But it ended up to be almost 7 hours of sleep. And the nightmare was the thing awakened me, actually.

I was in my old kitchen. Since my kitchen got renovated about 2 years ago, I knew that this kitchen is no longer exists, but everytime I dreamt about my house in homeland, it’s always the same, OLD kitchen and I don’t know why. Maybe because I spent my whole childhood and grown up in that kitchen for ages?

I wasn’t alone. At first, there were my dad, my mom & me. Dad & Mom looked very young and me too – as it was set in 10 years ago. I can see all the things are EXACTLY the same like I actually have in my OLD kitchen – the color of the mat covered it, the way my dining table and chairs surrounding it arranged, EVERYTHING.  And I knew one of my relative is lying somewhere in the kitchen, sick. The face was hardly recognized – but I took it as someone I knew in my relatives – my late grandma (my late grandpa’s sister).

And later, I was on my bike rushing toward the hospital. I was on very big road, congested city streets. But I managed to be safe on the road. I am not quite sure why I am alone on my way to the hospital. And the road there is unfamiliar to me.

I pedalled very fast, yes I am in the real too as usual. So in seconds, I can see I’m entering a place – not really looked like a hospital from afar, when I recalled it now, but somehow in my dream I believed I’m entering the hospital area, but from the wrong entrance.

Soon, I wasn’t on my bike any longer. I realized I’m walking. I felt nervous as I doubted myself being in wrong place. And the more I kept walking, the more my way getting narrowed. I stopped at one place, before the staircase.

I can see two women working on white-clothes, one for each, one on each side. The clothes are hanging on hanger or something I didn’t see it clearly. And they ignored me. I was still standing there, hesitate to move forward for a very short moment actually but it’s enough for me to realize that the white clothes are actually to be wore by dead persons. And they weren’t really white now. Yellowish, like an old, worn white pajamas.

And then a man descended the stairs slowly. He was all covered with white clothes – like he’s BANDAGED in piling gauze. He’s walking towards my way with his eyes shut – dead, but walking. I pulled myself a little aside, to give a way. O my goodness! How can I still be standing there?

And a while later, another one appeared from his back – exactly the same, bandaged all over his body and head, except his face. But his eyes opened. and I knew those eyes weren’t seeing anything. Where are they going? I asked to myself, I’m still here, surrounded by dead persons!

The two women working on the white clothes were gone, I don’t know since when. When I turned to my back, I realized there were a few men lying on the floor – dead & bandaged. I wonder why they’re ALL MEN.

And I was about to leave as I felt something wrong with the third man. The last man appeared from the stairs. He’s bandaged all over his body, even his face. Just a very little, that is around his eyes was left unbandaged. And he seemed to sense me there. Turning to face me as his eyes can see me, and his hand trying to reach mine. I said no! But he followed me. I tried to runaway, but my legs dragged me slowly.

Then he caught my hand. Ughhh… I was so panic. I struggled to release myself. His nails scratched my back palm, I can feel it! And when I pulled my hand too strong, I was safe, and his hand was like cut away – I knew he’s dead though.

And my nightmare ends there. I don’t know how you guys interpreted this, but I was terribly frightened by this. When I first opened my eyes, knowing it was only dream but I felt it wasn’t a dream. I know I’m still alive and breathing, but I kept asking “Am I still alive?”

This is my 1st nightmare of 2009. I’m still frightened, scared. Like all my strength snatched away with the dead bodies in the dream!

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