Happy (belated) birthday Nazrul! On the road leading to Hartamas we saw this:
Right-click and choose Save Target As… to download; it’s only 85 KB. Sorry for the skipping, my camera was lagging (gotta reformat the RS-MMC card again.)
And now, for random reviews:
The Fastest Clock In The Universe
Gavin Yap stars as a shirtless, brooding, smoking drinking 30-year old who celebrates each birthday as if he was 19. Paedophilia, homosexuality, all the roles you girls wanted to see him in, including shirtless, are in! No holds barred, none of the self-censorship you’d expect.
…for the guys, it has an interesting storyline, too, especially the second half. Loads of fun; the last time I saw Ari Ratos was in Julius Caesar, and everyone was dead serious (and eventually dead) but he played comic relief here. A lot more straightforward than The Homecoming, too, and perhaps more appealing for those who don’t wish to read too deeply into the play.
I wish I took a sneak picture of Gavin’s worked-out-abs-and-pectorals (as opposed to my I’m-skinny-that’s-how-I-got-abs) to further encourage ticket sales to the show. In the meantime Jasiminne has an artist’s impression of him.
The show runs until the 11th of June 2006. Details here.
Walk The Line
Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny Cash in this love story. I was hoping to geek out more, musically (and guitar-geekly, though the only cringes are when they spin double-basses like they’re cheap) but I found myself attracted to the cinematography. I especially dig how, when they shift manual focus from one character to another, the lens moves slightly too (quite like an SLR’s, making it seem like I was watching the movie through one). Asyraf what do you call that effect? Also, every scene is brightly lit; every face is always lit, sometimes artificially bright to produce clean, sharp faces.
…so I was expecting a rock show but got a love story instead. A rather draggy one, like Brokeback Mountain.
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster (the documentary)
…so I expected the making of the album, but I got emotional drama, with the interesting psychological play between funnyman Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield. At least they had enough bits to geek out at, and the second DVD with extra scenes have hilarious scenes, like when Swiss Beatz come in with Ja Rule to steal some Metallica riffs.
Very fun, very confrontational, engaging, and makes you want to communicate.
It’s always more fun to watch a movie without getting a clue what it’s about. Fantastic colorization or lack thereof. Four stories melded together.
Kevin (played by Elijah Wood) was the stuff of nightmares. Yeah, the stuff of my nightmares. A bespectacled geek with glowing glasses, a preppy sweater, and lightning reflexes.
…kinda explains why I am not a fan of Harry Potter.
Failure To Launch
Whoa, this was way back, so all I remember was that Sarah Jessica Parker is horribly botox-ed. She looks a lot like Jennifer Aniston, except Jennifer doesn’t have those fake sculpted cheeks.
And now, for some randomness!
I met Paul Tan at the Moonshine gig at Laundry Bar, The Curve, and he was sporting a kickass goatee which ran all the way thickly up to his ears. I regret not taking a picture of it then, but I stole a picture from Sherve anyway. 😀 This is a rare picture indeed for he rarely smiles, even with bottled objects of his affection.