Sunday, June 26, 2016

Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 4 Winner!

AsNTM  Cycle 4 winner: Tawan
This is kind of an old news but I think it's not too late for me to wish congratulations to Jiratchaya Kedkong or better known as Tawan for winning Cycle 4 of Asia's Next Top Model. Although she had only received first call-out once, she was quite consistent and had been praised by the judges quite a few times throughout the season and in the end she had finally proved to the judges that she has what it takes to win this cycle of the reality show.

To be honest, all the final 3 contestants; Tawan, Sang In and Patricia, are strong and unique in their own way and I would be just as happy if any of them winning the competition. It was a tight race and really they are all winners in my eyes.

I had really enjoy watching this cycle of Asia's Next Top Model. It's nice to see (almost) all of the girls got along quite well. Although there were a bit of fight between the contestants, overall they were quite supportive to each other and being competitive in a healthy way.

The other thing that I love about this cycle is the new head judge, Cindy Bishop. She acted not just like a mentor and advisor but also like a mom to the contestants and it was nice seeing how supportive she was to them. And seeing her almost heartbroken several times during the eliminations truly showed how much she cared for them. There's a warmth in the way she handle any issue or situations related to the contestants and I really love that part of her personality. The previous head judges of the show had been good as well but I really, really hope Cindy Bishop will continue to be the head judge in the upcoming seasons because she is part of the reason I watched this cycle of the show.

It has been a great season so thank you for all the crew behind this cycle, it has been a great show and keep up the good work for Cycle 5 (whenever that is).

Images from Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 4 official website.

AsNTM Cycle 4 Head Judge: Cindy Bishop

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Salam Ramadan al-Mubarak 1437!

Salam Ramadan to all Muslims around the world. May this holy month brings you a lot of joy, peace and blessings. And let us pray for a better world for all of humanity. Amin.

Apply now to be apart of The Amazing Race Asia Season 5!

Great news!

The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 will be coming soon and they are now looking for 10 suitable teams to join the show. It's been years since the previous season has been aired so I was quite surprised to hear this...I thought the show has been cancelled for good. It's a very delightful news to the fans of the show who have been clamouring for a new season of the reality competition. Anyway, if you think you are good enough to join the show, you can submit your video with your teammate now. It's open to citizen of Asia or non-Asian citizen who is currently living in Asia who are 21 years old and above. The travel will start around August until October 2016 while the show will be aired on TV later this year.

You can find more information in their official website.

Do you have what it takes to win the race? If yes, apply now!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

What to watch? ~ 2016 movies: June

How many movies have you watched in 2016 so far? There are many great movies that had been released this year but we have only reached June and there are many more interesting new movies to come. Let's see what are some of the movies that will be released in June 2016 that caught my attention. Hopefully they seem interesting to you too.

1) Me Before You

Release date: June 3, 2016
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Brendan Coyle, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, Matthew Lewis

I sometimes like to watch a good love story but to be honest I usually prefer to watch them on TV at the privacy of my home. But this film looks interesting to me, and apart from that I also love the main duo who are playing the leads here, Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. I was surprised to find out that the film had received backlash from many people though, I didn't know it would contain so many bad and negative views on disabled people (at least that's what the people that had issue with the film claimed). I will reserve my judgement until I see the movie and hopefully I will have a positive view on it.

Watch Me Before You trailer here!

2) The Conjuring 2

Release date: June 10, 2016
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Lauren Esposito, Franka Potente, Sterling Jerins, Patrick McAuley, Benjamin Haigh, Shannon Kook

I love The Conjuring so I would definitely want to watch this sequel at the cinema, although I was actually quite surprised that they even do a sequel for this movie. Yes, the first movie was very successful and making a sequel is like a no-brainer for the studio to make more money but I don't see the first movie as a franchise-starter so I didn't expect the studio to turn it into a franchise. Nevertheless, if there's more interesting supernatural cases to be told from the paranormal investigators files, then why not make more movies, right? The sequel would be focusing on the Enfield Poltergeist case file which is quite popular then (and still now among fans of paranormal activity I think).

Watch The Conjuring 2 trailer here!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ranking the superheroes in Captain America: Civil War film

I've finally watched Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and it was a fun experience. Instead of a regular movie review I've decided to do a ranking of all the superheroes/enhanced humans that were featured in the film like I did with the movies The Avengers and its follow-up, Avengers: Age of Ultron. After all, this movie does feel like an Avengers movie with so many characters involved.

This list will only featured the 12 characters from each side of the teams, team Captain America and team Iron Man, so villain like Crossbones and awesome supporting character like Sharon Carter would not be in this list. I might exposed some plot points too so please be aware that this post might contain spoilers for the movie.

Now let's move on with the chart. We start from the bottom and make our way to the top of my list, let's begin!

12) Vision (Paul Bettany)

I think Vision is a very unique character but he didn't really featured a lot in this film, so that is why he is at the bottom of my list. To be honest, I think he is quite powerful, in fact he might be too powerful that the other characters might not stand a chance if the filmmakers decided to fully utilize him in this film. Anyway, I hope the studio will continue to explore the character in the upcoming Marvel movies. He is a very interesting character after all.

11) James Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle)

What happened to James Rhodes near the end of the movie is very tragic, but I didn't really feel connected with the character so I placed him near the bottom of my list. But I think it is important to note that he was quite crucial in relation to Tony Stark's character development. I guess he will not be featured much anymore in the future films considering what happened to him but you'll never know because when it comes to comic book movies, anything is possible.

10) Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner)

Here's another character that was not much involved but since I already love him from the Avengers movies, he managed to make quite an impression on me even with so little screen time the character had in this film. I especially love the scene in the middle-of-ocean prison where Clint Barton was locked up and the banter he had with Tony Stark there. He is a great character, one I really like so much, so I hope he will continue to be featured in the Marvel movies.