Terrible! That’s What It Was.

There are many things that can frustrate me and drive me up the wall. One of it is an online game that my husband introduced me to. Often, I’d find my character being killed off over and over again, despite the endless streams of health and mana potions. I end up telling myself that if…

My Love for Marvel and DC Comics.

If there’s one thing about me, it’s procrastination. In 2017, I missed a host of chances to watch big-time movies. I missed Wonder Woman. I missed Thor: Ragnarok. And I almost missed Justice League. Thankfully, I managed to catch it on December 31, the last day of 2017. This also was a last minute attempt…

Movie Review: The Silver Linings Playbook (A Film Adaptation).

I finally caught the movie adaptation of the book The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick yesterday. It took me awhile to catch up but once I did, I realised how different the book and the movie were. They were stark differences between the two and I’m just going to give you guys a quick update…

A Timeless Tale of Beauty and Nostalgia.

Recently in Malaysia, the movie Beauty and the Beast had garnered negative attention when the Censorship Board spotted what they interpreted as a gay moment during the song and dance between the pompous Gaston, his sidekick LeFou and the townspeople. Apparently said “gay moment” occurred when LeFou lifted up his shirt to show the love bite…

The Never-Ending Debate of Books vs Movies.

It was a peaceful Saturday sit-in yesterday for my husband and I. We kicked off the day with some music from the 80s on YouTube and ended with The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner as the titular character and Whitney Houston as singer-actress Rachel Marron, the client whom Costner’s character was paid to protect. After the movie…

Should Parents Bring Their Children to the Cinema?

This is something that’s been on my mind every time I watch a movie at the cinema. Caution is necessary —> it might get a little controversial. Depends on how you look at it, and whose side you’re on, I guess. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now, here’s my topic for today: Should children…

Movie Review: Captain America – Civil War.

I know the poster says that May 6 is the official release date for the movie, somehow, it is already out here in Malaysia, and I saw it last night. Also, since many of you may not have seen it yet, I won’t be leaving spoilers in my review. I just want to say how…

Movie Review: The Jungle Book.

Watching The Jungle Book movie last night brought back so many childhood memories. As a child, I had watched the cartoon over and over again. The man-cub Mowgli surviving in the animal kingdom in the forest with the comical Baloo the bear, the ever-serious Bagheera the black panther, the sneaky Kaa the snake, the vengeful…

Whose Side Are You On? Batman or Superman?

Upon discovering the release and airing dates of the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie last year, all I’ve done was wait patiently for it to hit the big screens in Malaysia. I’ve always loved DC Comics (and Marvel too) and the movie only served to crank up my curiosity as to who would…

Deadpool; No Holds Barred.

There are many reasons why Malaysians don’t trust nor like our own Censorship Board because they have a habit of censoring and removing the best parts from movies that are deemed to be too offensive for movie-goers, especially those who are not of age. More often than not, these could be the same reasons why…

British Superstars Dead at 69.

When I finally heard the news… I thought, what are the odds? Two of the greatest superstars dead at 69 years old, both from cancer. David Bowie succumbed to liver cancer at 69 years old. Alan Rickman succumbed to cancer, also at 69 years old. David Bowie, as Ziggy Stardust: The Man and the Musician….

Beam Me Up, Scotty!

I regularly listen to LiteFM, a local radio channel in Malaysia, and Taylor Swift often pops up with her catchy pop tunes, with ‘Wildest Dreams’ and ‘Style’ being two of her latest numbers to be aired on the radio. I am quite taken with both songs, so I decided to watch the official music videos…

Gotham vs. Krypton.

Warning: Lost blog post ahead. There have been a lot of movie remakes lately, especially the ones with Peter Parker in it and the fairy-tales of Walt Disney. I vividly recall Kristen Stewart in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’. Oh my God, please, no. Her acting was stiff and wooden in the Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight…

The Evolution of Cups and Mankind.

Controversies keep us on our toes. That’s what I think. Because when there’s a controversy, there are all kinds of people who suddenly become geniuses overnight. They spout nonsense, thinking that they look or sound smarter. They start acting as if they know everything and that other people don’t and therefore, need to follow their…

Movie Review: Spectre.

I had the privilege of watching the premiere of ‘Spectre‘, the new James Bond instalment (courtesy of my father-in-law, who won four tickets to watch it at GSC in One Utama. So I went with my husband, and both my in-laws). Daniel Craig returned as the troubled, rule-breaking Agent 007, with Ralph Fiennes as ‘M’,…

Happy National Cat Day!

The only downside to celebrating these National and International Something or Other Days is that Malaysia is always a day ahead of the United States, so whatever National or International Celebrated Day will always and only be known about the following day. The only way to overcome this is to constantly check the calendar on…

Book Review of a Title Too Long.

I’ve read books with titles so short that they come in only a word (‘Unbroken‘ by Laura Hillenbrand, her other titles include ‘Seabiscuit‘ which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001 and became a movie of the same title in 2003, starring Toby Maguire), or many words (‘Harry Potter and the…