Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Short review on Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny

Yo Lam,

I managed to watch Tenacious D, the pitch of destiny.
As you know I am not a big fan of musicals, but I could safely say this is the musical I have enjoyed so far.
Really cool man, especially when they played my favourite piece from 'The WHO',when the 2 heroes were escaping from the rock and roll museum.
Some big names were in the movies, for example, Meatloaf, not to mention Kyle Gass and Jack Black.
It is a nice comedy that showcase some really cool guitar music, not to mention promotion of the use of grass.
In short, great musical and I do hope I could get to watch musicals as well.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Alien Vs Predator 2: Redemption?

Alien Vs Predator, the original comic book mini-series, was supposed to be a mindless commercial cash-in on two popular monster franchises, but turned out to be one of the best and most inspired of such endeavours. The terrible 2004 movie of the same name, though, has almost nothing in common with the comic book, except that the Predators are still using Earth as a training ground to battle Aliens. And, unlike Die Hard 4.0, they failed to pull off a PG-13 version (depends on whether you consider a US Number One Box Office Movie despite a universal critical mauling to be a success or failure.) The human characters were unmemorable, the story was lacklustre, the effects were shoddy, and the PG-13 rating guaranteed a diminished amount of thrill, excitement and blood.

With Alien Vs Predator: Requiem, the producers seem determine to set things right. Looking at its "red band" trailer (meaning a promo clip with mature content), AVP:R is definitely not going to be PG-13-rated, with its abundance of violent scenes involving humans being disposed off in various creative fashions. They've finally got at least half of it right, so let's hope they've also got a decent-enough story to go with all the gloriously gory action. Or why not just adapt the already-good storyline from the comic?

Click on the picture or the link below to see the trailer. Warning! Contains violent scenes, not for the young or squeamish!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


As further proof of creative bankruptcy, Hollywood has finally resorted to stealing ideas from even a bottom-rung armchair film critic like myself!

(Top: Poster of 3:10 to Yuma. Bottom: Wallpaper of Once upon a Time at a Well.)

Then again, what are the odds that a Western would use a motif consisting of monochromatic illustrations and cursive patterns on brown, worn paper?

A more genuine coincidence: Scroll down to the Wii article below, and you'll notice that that article was posted at 3:10pm! :P

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jet Vs. Jase!

I doubt this could beat SPL, which was as good as martial arts movies get nowadays. Still, there's potential pitting J against J. Opening in the US next week, but 13 September in Singapore.