Yogi Bear

Jan 22, 2011

Well, 3d animated film based on the animated series with the same title, ‘Yogi Bear’ tells us a story about an above average intelligence mischievous brown bear who lives in jellystone national park tries to save the park from it’s re-zoned facilitate purpose to gain an agriculture profits by the unlikely mayor. With the help of his friends boo boo, 2 forest rangers, and a wildlife activist, he try to use his cleverness for something good by maintain the rightful purpose of the park. This comedy movie for family is truly fit for family entertainment since it’s humors and aspects are very suitable for kids. But for adults, i guess it’s not quite adequate enough for two thumbs up. Actually the good parts were from boo-boo. He’s cute and have the slight flat line accent and expressions.
And please get real! A bear that can talk? People found that’s a common thing? You’ve gotta be kidding me!

The American

The American

Jan 17, 2011

George Clooney’s best acting performance by far! The man with thousands faces.
Yes, Clooney is incredibly smart playing the american, Jack/Edward.
This movie was based on Martin Booth’s novel, ‘A Very Private Gentleman’. Based on the life of a professional gun-maker and maybe also a hitman. Jack, entering his midlife age has grew tired of his life, he lives in seclusion and privacy without any freedom to make friends or even to sleep well at night. This brought him uneasiness in these past day, since he had killed his woman partner who he might had fallen for in dalarna, due to her witnessing the incident that he killed two of the assassins who tried to kill him.
Now, trying to lay low for a while in small city in italy, he have a job to make a custom rifle from a woman named Mathilda. Considering that this is his last work as he want to out after it, jack do what he’s best at. But things start to go out of control for him when relationships build among he and a local prostitute and a local priest. Leave him with no choice to confront the fate that turned upside down hen he make the decision.

Anton Corbijn did a great job putting this hitman suspense thriller story into screen.
A combination of secret agent james bond style with classic jason bourne style. And the music scores are perfect adding the dark, heavy and intriguingly smart european ambiance.
And for Clooney, this was his best performance by far in my opinion. I couldn’t help noticing his change of expressions a lot. And it’s brilliant, for an actor of his caliber. Like he dive deep in his characters emotions and feelings. As a professional hitman and gun maker who turn into his midlife age started to feel lonely and nervous and haunted by his life and his past. He start to see love, his sins and redemption, compassion and penance. He want peace and live normal like others, have a family and spend the rest of his life far from worries.
This movie gave us the reality portrait of a hitman. A james bond’s life is just unreal and a stupid dream for those who live such a path.

Faster

Faster

Jan 13, 2011

“Slow Justice is No Justice!”
The story about an ex-convict named Driver, who just came out of 10 years of prison sentence (because he’s being set up in the last bank robbery he and his brother running). With his brother dead and he ended up almost dead with bullet went through his skull, he seeks revenge in the first time he out of prison. After killing the first person who’s responsible without hesitation he run down to another person, which then he left track that were followed by a killer and a cop. In the end he let the last person (or so he thought) alive. But to his surprise, he forget one man, a man that shot him in the back of his head. This time he’s shot the second time. And luckily, yeah one lucky bastard that is, he survived and put two bullets into the cop’s body.
Actually i always like The Rock performances when he stars on action movies. He’s so cool and look at that body full of muscles. I say he have his perk. And i like his serious expressions. But too bad the movie was kinda unbearably lame in the climax. It seemed that we’re hanged bit by bit from the too early climax. It just end like that. But there’s some cool stuff in first half of the movie, i like the fresh fast-moving and angle changing of the camera. It showed quite a tension and suspense and furthermore like nervous system breakdown.

Letters To God

Jan 6, 2011

“in the end the weakest person among the strongest will hold out his hand to help the other just with only one thing, a thing that called faith!”
Actually did u ever ask yourself, who is God? What form that he took? How should we picture Him? He’s beyond our understanding i might say. Some say that our bodies are the temples of God. We must preserve or respect it, and act or do like God’s suppose to do.
Some might say God took a lot of form, He could be someone else, our friend, our parents, our brothers and sisters, our children, someone we don’t know, a stranger, even our enemies. He could also be something else, everything around us, nature, environment and He could be ourselves. For me, He is everything. Me, you, him, her, this, that and anything in our surrounding.
God is the universe itself.
And how u can communicate with God? With prayers? Yes, in theory prayer is the medium to talk to God. But is it only with prayers? I think not, prayer is an act of individual stream of communication between us and God, when we want a private conversation with Him. But, what else? The answer is remarkable. To your surprise, there are a lot of ways to communicate with Him. It could through others, our family, friends, enemies or even someone we don’t know, through the interaction among individuals.
Have you ever think, can you write letters to God? To share everything you feel, you see and hear, to share your life with Him. It sounds ridiculous right? Well, who doesn’t? Well, get real, if we write letters to Him, where should we mail it? To whom we should write it? Now this is the part when we realize that God’s plan is the magnificent plan that us, human cannot fathom. We cannot understand the big picture of His plan, and all we have to do is be part of it and have faith on Him.
This movies told us a story, a story about faith, about believing. Tyler Doherty is a ‘gifted’ eight year old boy who have been suffering a cancer for sometime. After his walkout from the hospital, and getting back to his life, tyler start to interact people in his surrounding with the touch of God. God have been working through him. Even though he is sick, just still a little boy, and needed help physically and mentally from others, he always smile and be strong to live his unbearable pain and fear. The fear of death, and losing everyone he loves have been haunting him at his young age. But he believe that God have a beautiful plan for him and others through him. And with that faith he change others life. To show them the light that always there for him in his darkest time and moment.
He writes letters to God, which he always post it to a mailman (Brady McDaniels) whose also have a problem in his life. Through tyler’s letters, Brady found the light of his life and started to believe that God also take

Letters To God

good care of him. Changed by this inspiring miracle, he was encourage to take a leap of faith by doing something good with his life.
Not only brady that’s life has been touched by tyler. His family (mom, grandma, and his brother), sam and her grandpa, and his neighbors also touched in various way.
Tyler’s letters to God has become a symbol of hope for unfortunate children with illness and convicted not life for long.
At the end of the story, tyler succumb to his illness and peacefully gone to heaven, leaving his family, friends, and neighbors with blessings.
After his death, sam (his best friend) dedicated him a mailbox for God, saying that “his life was a letter to God”.

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Jan 1, 2011

Jarang-jarang g nonton film india, dan yang terakhir g nonton adalah ‘slumdog millionaire’, yang tidak bisa dibilang sebagai murni film india karena pengaruh hollywood dan danny boyle sebagai sang sutradara. Beda halnya dengan ‘3 idiots’ yang tidak memiliki pengaruh hollywood tsb. Tetap kental dengan karakteristik film bollywood, ‘3 idiots’ rupanya memberikan kesegaran tersendiri dengan sisi humornya yang lebih spontan dan konyol. Sejujurnya memang g ga antusias dengan film bollywood yang penuh dengan tarian, nyanyian dan musikal. Tapi tampaknya humor dan cerita dalam film ini memberikan pengaruh yang me’netral’kan semua itu. Bahkan memberikan poin lebih yang bisa g ambil.
Makna yang cukup dalam tentang bagaimana kita harus menjalani hidup ini, menjalani sesuatu yang benar-benar kita cintai. Well, thumbs up buat perfilman india yang ternyata berkembang pesat.

a little add from me…

bagian awal memang sungguh aneh buat g, secara g selalu skeptis ketika melihat film india, memikirkannya saja cukup membuat g skeptis. lucu memang tapi masih dalam tahap hambar di lidah g, tapi ketika semua mulai menjadi agak membosankan, ternyata g menemukan harta karun dari film ini, ya ceritanya mulai menyentuh dengan kehadiran suatu peristiwa yang tragis dalam hidup mereka (kematian temannya yang bunuh diri). Di sini g merasakan empati yang sama dengan para karakternya, khususnya Rancho. Disinilah rasa hambar itu mulai berubah menjadi gejolak rasa yang bervarias1, yang lebih hidup dan dinamis. Kisah hidup persahabatan dalam menggapai mimpi dan hidup mereka yang penuh dengan keceriaan sekaligus tragis dan ironis.

The Tourist

The Tourist

Dec 31, 2010

This was quite a fabs, johnny depp in a drama with angelina jolie, rare couple.
After ‘alice in wonderland’ and before ‘POTC 4: on stranger tides’, this tourist found himself in between the odds of getaway broke up and new crush on stranger woman he met on the train to venice. Frank Tupello is an american math teacher, who having his getaway trip across europe to take a time from his unsuccessful relationship when ‘accidentally’ he met a woman, a special woman, in a train to venice. This special woman, turned out to be an English secret agent who in the middle of a mission to track down a tax criminal, alexander pearce. After having series of unfortunate and wild events, frank seemed found his love, he fall in love with elise. From what he saw it, elise had open his mind and heart and show him who he really is. He start to chasing her and try to understand what’s really going that he has been involved lately. In the end, for the love of his life, he willing to sacrifice himself for elise safety. But the truth turned out to be shocking. Not for frank, but for elise and the others. Frank was alexander pearce, and all of the thing that had happened so far, were in his plot.
Depp as usual played frank brilliantly, with his expression and reluctant behaviour of normal person in such circumstances. Depp brought us the outstanding performance of a legendary actor that played more than 100 percent total. The faces were so natural and thet defined him in his career so far, from edward scissorhand to jack sparrow to mad hatter, an now being a normal person. A man, a gentleman, common one, who had rather an adventure of outstanding experiences in action, danger, love, life and death, deceive and other not normal situation.
For me, it’s quite read from the middle of the story that the twisted plot would eventually came back to frank. He hold the key… To what will be the last piece, or the exit door in the situation. Nice one and we could see the excellent transformation in frank emotion and personality.
This movie, even it’s kinda flat from the beginning and kinda dull, it held an element of surprise in the end and that had my thumbs up.

Tron : Legacy 3D

Dec 28, 2010

Tron : Legacy 3D

This is disappointing and should came with ‘boo…’ credit along the way. Yeah, kinda sucks to saw the movie it’s caliber to be degraded to this one. For me the remake of a classic movie like this one, should provided more than the original. I haven’t seen the original and i really didn’t know the story before this. And with this kind of movie, the visual effect should came first to your door, and delivered some ground breaking effects. The visual concept was interesting and always be unique and rare to the genre. It looked like ‘mirror’s edge’ met ‘i-robot’. Like the story originality (except the remake aspect), it did create imagination that shred our mind and possibility that moment. To create a new world, different than the real one, a world inside a system, called the grid. With millions of programmes.
I could say the action and the screenplay provide outstanding performance and i gave two thumbs up for that. But unfortunately even with a great story concept, it didn’t grow much and rich. The story progress was rather lame and boxed out, too many flaws around and never had a good storytelling in characters originality.
Well, i mean there were lots of question marks around my head and nothing could compensate that, it affected the understanding of the main story. About the grid, ISO, rinzler is tron, the grid possibility, user existence, and many things that just left behind by the fast paced film that unexplainable also slow in story telling. But i like the visual, the grid, the bike war was awesone, quorra was amazing, the music scores by daft punk, and jeff bridges.
For me, it’s more than that, too disappointing compared with my expectation, and more was the 3D somewhat sooo 2D.