Monday, October 29, 2007

The 44th Taipei Golden Horse Award Nominees

Gurmit Singh, Golden Horse Best Actor Nominee
  • Sorry for the long hiatus. Been busy grappling with life issues, but am now back on track, first with the announcement of the nominees for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards. Click here for the complete list.
  • After getting snubbed by some major award bodies (e.g. Oscars) for being neither Hong Kong nor Taiwanese enough (huh?), Ang Lee's Lust, Caution finally gets its day, with eleven Golden Horse nominations including (not surprisingly) Best Feature Film and Best Director. Other than The Home Song Stories, I haven't heard of the other three Best Features. Also, zero Hong Kong films for best pic. Good time for other filmmakers to nab some statuettes before Johnnie To and Stephen Chow dominate the award show next year with Mad Detective and A Hope/CJ7 respectively.
  • The big eye-catcher is our very own Gurmit Singh's Best Actor nomination for his performance in Just Follow Law. His movie also garnered a Best Original Screenplay nod, so I guess I'm watching the movie after all. Strangely, the hugely popular 881, which I thought would be the bigger Singapore highlight at the awards, was only acknowledged for its loud, garish costume designs. For a movie about the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival and with Hokkien/Teochew musical numbers, you would think it should do better at a Taiwanese film competition, of all places. Oh well, there is still the Best Foreign Film Oscar...
  • Been itching to watch Eye in the Sky, and now its noms for Best Director, Supporting Actress and Film Score may finally make me get off my lazy butt and go rent the DVD.
  • Aaron Kwok seems bent on taking over Anthony "the Chinese Meryl Streep" Wong's position as most prolific Golden Horse winner/nominee, nabbing another Best Actor nom three years straight. But he'll need all the luck in the world to win this one, because you don't need to be a detective to know who's more likely to win this year's award (hint: he won Best Actor for Infernal Affairs).

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Techno BullS**t: Another Alternative to Normal Handhelds

Some things are really nice to have if you got extra $$$... But then again, usefulness will depend on what you intend to do with it... Mobile Porn anyone?
Nice website, but took awhile to load... BMF, u should learn how to do this flash animation crap... The Link...

Techno Crap: Dell's XPS

Finally a PC (non Mac) that looks as good as an iMac. Looking forward for all future PCs to look like this... The Link...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Star Trek 11: The Casting (so far)

Just a bit of backstory for those who're unaware: similar to the Christian Bale Batman movie, Paramount is rebooting the Star Trek franchise, with Alias and Lost creator J. J. Abrams as director (he last helmed Mission: Impossible 3). Below is a pictorial match-up of the prequel's cast with their original counterparts. Apart from Karl Urban as "Bones", the rest are more or less confirmed for their respective roles.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Techno-babble: Nokia can also be Touched!

Since many have been "touching" the iPhone, it is only a matter of time before Nokia gets horny and longs for some of the "touching" action as well. But the difference is that with the "Tactile Feedback" you will be able to feel the response, thus making both the user and the phone even more "excited" then ever... Ahhhh... Read more from the Link