River of Exploding Durians - Trailer 【榴梿忘返】 预告片
《榴槤忘返》主要讲述一群中六生面对即将袭来的稀土厂一阵慌乱，人生产生了变化之余，在反对稀土厂的过程中，这群学生产生革命情感和一些单纯的爱慕情怀。A coastal town is turned upside down by the construction of a radioactive rare earth plant. An idealistic teacher and a group of high school students find themselves battling for the soul of their hometown. Based on real-life events, River of Exploding Durians is a sweeping tale of Malaysian history and its youth, where people are enveloped by politics and sadness while searching for love. #riverofexplodingduriansStarring: Zhu Zhi-Ying 朱芷瑩, Koe Shern 高圣, Daphne Low, Joey 梁祖仪Written, directed and edited by Edmund YeoProduced by Woo Ming Jin and Edmund Yeo Executive producer: Eric YeoDirector of Photography: Kong PahurakProduction designer: Edward Yu Chee BoonMake-up and wardrobe: Kay WongSound: Minimal Yossy PrapapanMusic: Woan Foong WongPosted by River of Exploding Durians 榴莲忘返 on Saturday, October 18, 2014
Sunday, February 27, 2005
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Jamie Foxx is a definite lock. So I'm going for him. It's going to be a miracle for him NOT to win this one.
Prediction: Jamie Foxx
Preference: Jamie Foxx
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alan Alda's nomination is a reward, Jamie Foxx will win the Best Actor, so he won't win this one. Morgan Freeman had won one before for Driving Miss Daisy long ago, I wonder whether he might win one again? (although winning in the Screen Actors' Guild award makes him a favourite) Clive's victory in the Golden Globes is kinda a surprise. I'll go with Thomas Haden Church since he was wonderful and I love Sideways.
Prediction: Thomas Haden Church
Preference: Thomas Haden Church
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Hilary Swank is almost a lock like Jamie Foxx. But there might be some surprises in this category. Kate Winslet winning it would be pretty nuts.
Prediction: Hilary Swank
Preference: Kate Winslet
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Virginia Madsen was simply fabulous in Sideways and she, along with Cate Blanchett, is the favourite for this. But since I like Sideways more, I'll go with her.
Prediction: Virginia Madsen
Preference: Virginia Madsen
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Shrek 2 is so overrated.
Prediction: The Incredibles
Preference: The Incredibles
The Aviator, being a large-scale epic, might get something for this. But I'm rooting against it. I thought some scenes in Finding Neverland were pretty magical.
Prediction: The Aviator
Preference: Finding Neverland
I may not like The Aviator, but I hate House of Flying Daggers more. Go, Aviator.
Prediction: The Aviator
Preference: The Aviator
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Sideways is the hot favourite for this one.
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an awesome screenplay.
Prediction: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Preference: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Yes, everyone's saying that it's between Martin Scorsese (who, despite this legendary status, had NEVER won an Oscar before) and Clint Eastwood (who is the hot fave for this). Clint took the Director's Guild award, so he will probably take this one. Though I ain't rooting for these two old men.
Prediction: Clint Eastwood
Preference: Alexander Payne
It's a Million Dollar Baby vs The Aviator, most said. But I want Sideways to win. My love for the movie has messed up my predictions. But it's possible that people are so divided between both favourites that they end up choosing Sideways instead. Happened back in the 80s when Chariots of Fire won.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Friday, February 11, 2005
Saw the second Chinese New Year Blockbuster, Seoul Raiders, two nights ago. Predictably, it is better than Himalaya Singh. Unfortunately, the star-studded yet retarded Himalaya Singh is seemingly making more money in the box-office than Seoul Raiders. Hope this trend won't last.
Seoul Raiders is the sequel of 2000's Tokyo Raiders, but with Tony Leung (who is absolutely, insanely charismatic in this film) getting most of the spotlight (in the original, he was more like an ensemble player, along with Kelly Chen and Cheng Ekin, but totally stole the limelight from the other two) and some of the best movie lines in recent HK movie memory. Unfortunately, witty wordplay and subtle humour just ain't something that are appreciated by most Malaysian audience (who seemed to ADORE crap slapstick humour like the one seen in Himalaya Singh, hohoho, look, Lau Ching Wan is imitating Mr. Bean, and Ronald Cheng plays both the mom and the dad, hahaha... sheesh). Let's take a scene from Seoul Raiders for example. Tony Leung and Richie Ren (never really liked him as an actor, but his recent haircut and image change had made him more serviceable) were fighting in the hot springs, then there's this slow, traditional, enka-style Japanese song playing in the background which praises the beauty and comfort of the hot springs, yet unfortunately, are being ruined by idiots who cannot appreciate them. That scene had me giggling uncontrollably with my family, but I think the cinema was mostly quiet. (well, I'm sure there were one or two people who laughed too)
Either most of them couldn't read the Chinese subtitles of the song, or they just can't appreciate this kind of humour. It's not surprising, whenever I watch Pixar movies in Malaysia, I always feel that I'm the only person laughing at the lines. Hmph.
Monday, February 07, 2005
Was going to buy a camera light for my camcorder as well few days ago. The thingie's 260 bucks, so I seemed pretty reasonable for me. Attaching it to my camcorder will make shooting at nights much easier. Of course, that was BEFORE I realized that I have to buy that BATTERY for the light, which costs 230 bucks. But then, the nice shopkeeper decided to give me a discount, and I have to pay for 450 bucks only. Oh, then I was reminded that I have to buy a battery charger as well for that particular battery used for the light, and that thing costs 260 bucks as well.
I can actually buy another PS2 with that.
So, predictably, I bolted out of the shop. Not a big loss, since today, I learnt from the kind dude who sold me the wide-angle lens that camcorder lights like those can only light up stuff within four feet from the camera. Bleh.
Watched my Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle and Jersey Girl DVDs back-to-back last night.
Harold and Kumar is FUNNY! I like it way more than Dude! Where's My Car? (which has the same director) and I'm definitely looking forward to a sequel. It's rather refreshing to see an Asian guy (he's the 'MILF' dude in American Pie) NOT being in a gunfighting or martial arts bullshit flick Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Chow Yun Fat were always stuck in when they were in Hollywood.
As for Jersey Girl... well, I did kinda enjoyed it, since it's a rather heartwarming father-daughter flick. But come on, man, this is something from KEVIN SMITH! Kevin Smith had always been a much better writer than a director to me, and when he has to do a conventional studio flick like this, everything's just generic and flat. Go back to making movies with Jay and Silent Bob in it! (I heard rumours that he plans to make Clerks 2, hope it's true!)