Friday, November 25, 2016

What to watch? ~ 2016 movies: November

My apologies for keep on delaying this. I have been busy with some other things in my life...and I have been lazy too! My apologies again. (T_T) Now let's just continue on, shall we? Let's look at the movies that will be released in November that I'm most excited about.

1) Doctor Strange

Release date: Nov. 4, 2016
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins

I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie when it was first announced. I wasn't even sure if I would be interested in it. But as the movie was revealed bit by bit to the public - from casting news to concept art, images and finally the movie trailers - I find it very fascinating and now I'm super pumped to go and watch it at the cinema. I haven't seen it yet as of the writing of this post, but I've read a lot of positive feedback saying that it's a good movie so I will definitely find some time to go and watch it. Can't wait!

Watch Doctor Strange trailer here.

2) Loving

Release date: Nov. 4, 2016
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon, Marton Csokas, Bill Camp, Jon Bass

I'm not sure how much is this story or court case is well known in its origin country but as someone who is not from the United States, I have never been aware of this case before but that doesn't mean I'm any less enthusiastic to watch it. From what little synopsis I've read regarding this movie, it sounds like a very good and touching story. Usually this small type of movie don't really get a release date here but I can see efforts have been made to bring smaller and independent movies in my country so hopefully Loving will find its way here.

Watch Loving trailer here.

3) Arrival

Release date: Nov. 11, 2016
Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien

This seems to me like an intellectual movie, a movie with a story that asks us to think instead of just having fun at the cinema. I'm definitely intrigued! Based on a short story by author Ted Chiang titled "Story of Your Life", this movie seems to have not just a compelling story but also great performances from a strong group of cast. Hopefully it will reward its audiences with a satisfying watch.

Watch Arrival trailer here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It has been slow lately~

I have been lazy in posting new post for this blog and because of that, I am so sorry! I will try to get a new post uploaded as soon as possible.

And as a token of my apology, here's a picture of a "handsome" cat that has been lingering around in my neighbourhood lately. It's not related to anything really but I thought I'd shared the picture with you because he is just so gorgeous!💕

I will be back with new posts soon.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 - Are you ready?

The season 5 premiere of The Amazing Race Asia is almost here. It's been 6 years since Season 4 last aired and I'm glad that the show is finally back. Allan Wu returned as the host for the show but he will not be alone this time as for this season, there will be a pair of hosts and Allan will be accompanied by another host, Tara Basro. Eleven teams of two will compete in a race across regions to win the prize of US$100,000. For this season, the racers comprised of 3 teams from Malaysia, 2 teams from Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore while 1 team each from Vietnam and Thailand.

Let's hope it will be a great and entertaining season just like the previous 4 seasons. The new season will start airing on 13th October 2016 at 9 pm (8 pm for Jakarta and Bangkok). You can catch it every Thursday at those times after that.

Itching to find out more about the new batch of racers? Or maybe even about the new host, Tara Basro? Check out the official website to find out more.

Are you ready for the new season?

Monday, September 26, 2016

KARA ~ My Top 5 Favourite Songs

2016 so far have been quite harsh for K-pop girl groups. While it's normal to see small groups from small companies to disband (it's a very competitive space to be), this year there are also some members from big groups leaving and even some big groups disbanded, and one such group was KARA from DSP Media.

In January 2016, DSP Media had announced that the K-pop female group had been disbanded due to the contracts expiration for 3 of the members. They were a very popular group not just in South Korea but were known throughout Asia (they were particularly quite big in Japan) and of course in some other parts of the world.

I'm sure many hearts were broken when they heard the news but some things don't last forever and since the group have been around for awhile with various degree of success, it was normal to think that they would move on to some other things in their careers. Interestingly though I read comments mentioning that some of the members said that they have not disbanded, they might be in separate agencies now but they might band together again for a comeback. I'm not sure what does that mean, can they still performed as KARA outside of DSP Media?

Anyway, KARA had quite a few hits under their belt and I enjoyed quite a lot of them. In an effort to capture the memories of good pop music they had offered us in the last few years, here are my top 5 favourite songs from them. If you haven't heard any of the songs or are not even familiar with the group, you might want to check them out too. They are quite entertaining. ;-)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

What to watch? ~ 2016 movies: September

September usually known as the "dry season" for Hollywood movies, but surprisingly there are quite a few interesting movies coming out this month. Below are the movies that seems interesting to me, check them out below and see if you would like them as well.

1) The Light Between Oceans

Release date: Sept. 2, 2016
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery, Bryan Brown

Most of the time people will spend money at the cinemas to watch movies that have a lot of special effects but sometimes I think it's good to watch some good drama on the big screen too. The Light Between Oceans seems like a movie with a good drama in it and it has a great cast too. The movie is based on a novel which had received great reviews so hopefully the movie will get positive reviews as well.

Watch The Light Between Oceans trailer here.

2) Morgan

Release date: Sept. 2, 2016
Cast: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Toby Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Boyd Holbrook, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti

Morgan is a science fiction and horror movie, an interesting combination if you asked me. The trailer focused a lot on the mystery of this "Morgan" character, and I have to say it got me curious as well. While I am excited to watch this movie, it seems not a lot of people are because it did quite poorly on its opening weekend. I want to find out who or what exactly is Morgan, so I think I will still watch this movie at the cinema.

Watch Morgan trailer here!