April 24, 2013
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The original plan was to write review of When Harry Became Tree, however there are so many interesting news about the one actor I love the most and I decided to postpone the review and shared news of this talented and gorgeous Irishman.
Many movie bloggers have Movie News, like my friend Terrence with his Movie News Monday, since I am not a pure movie blogger, I don’t have Movie News and will never have one as I am too lazy to update news of movies unrelated to people I like…but from now I will have Murphy News section
I used to share Cillian’s news under different titles, such as: Cillian’s next Project; Cillian’s Update; and More awards and Movies. They are such a random title….so Today I officially named all news about this actor with brilliant talent as Murphy News.
Of course Murphy news is part of my Monthly Murphy
Now….let’s begin the news!
My favorite site, The Cillian Site, shared a video of Misterman. I am going to remind you a bit of Misterman, it was a one man play staring the one and only Cillian Murphy. He won two theatrical awards for his amazing performance. Read more of this post
April 9, 2013
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About two days ago, I posted a post called How I Met Another Stephen King’s Fan and I also mentioned that I will have a simple interview with him.
Why would I want to interview a King’s fan? you might ask!
Well…this fellow King’s fan happens to be a talented Young Director.
Meet Marky Jahjali!
I was born from an artistic father & a scientific mother, under the August moon and constellation of Leo. Been writing stories since 7 years old. Love science, art, tech, good food, movies, and books. A grandson of an actress of the 50s. Has a twitching third eye.
Marky was graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology’s school of fine arts and design. He had directed 4 short films, His Chair, Lolonii and Strangers (click on the title to see the film) . All three of them have been nominated in many movie festivals. He has also received many praises from critics. He had also directed art video and documentary
Marky is not only a Director but also an actor and a writer.
It’s going to take a whole page to write about his achievement…therefore, I have created a second page for you to read more about his works. Please go click>> HERE.
Now…let’s begin the interview … and since we both are Stephen King’s fans, I can’t resist the urge to ask him few things about SK
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November 19, 2012
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Have you watched Memento?
Did you know that it was based on Jonathan Nolan’s short story?
I found out about that fact from the DVD. I didn’t know that the movie was based on short story when my friend lent me the DVD. The short was available on the DVD but I hate reading on TV screen…so I look for it in the net. I found it but haven’t got time to print it out till few days ago.
It was a 12 page short story and I really like it!
The short and the movie are completely different…it’s amazing how they can turned such story into an amazing movie, one of my favorite Nolan’s movies.
The short is really interesting; Jonathan manages to deliver the main character’s thought as well as his outer appearance. His way of telling the story is quite unique…it’s a very fresh short story…in my opinion. I think it’s best to read the short story before watching the movie because I am sure that the short will make you wonder what really going on with that man. I have watched the movie so I can pretty much guess where the story is heading. The movie is a good way to explain the missing part in the main character’s life. Read more of this post
July 22, 2012
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My fellow movie blogger, Andina @ Inspired Ground sent me an email about a blogathon heosted by Nostra @ My Film Review. It’s been a while since my last movie blogathon and the questions are also interesting, so I decided to jump in the train
The idea of this blogathon is really simple…just answer the questions given below…it’s all about confessions toward things related to movies.
Here are my answers
Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?
Gone With The Wind. I can’t exactly say why…it has been rerun in TV for more than 5 times and each time I can only manage to see it for about15 minutes and then started to get bored and switched the channel.
Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?
So many…it could be more than 100. I have never seen black and white movies except for Charlie Chaplin movies. Read more of this post
July 11, 2012
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In April and May, I watched quite a lot but I had no time to write reviews because of all the hype on The Most Expected Concert in my life, L’Arc~en~Ciel Concert. However, I thought they are all worth to be mentioned here. It’ll take time to write each of them one by one…that’s why I write this short review.
Let’s start from The TV Series.
Senrei No Moribito (Moribito – Guardian Of The Spirit)
Seiyuu: Mabuki Andou, Naoto Adachi, Kôji Tsujitani
I watched this anime because I was planning to include it on my Once Upon A Time Challenge. I have read the book last year and really liked it and even though there were some additional scenes in the anime series, it didn’t change the whole story and I can say that I also really like the anime version of that great book.
The story was about a female guard named Balsa who had to protect a young prince named Chagum with the help of her friend, Tanda. Balsa had to protect Chagum from his father’s assassin and from Rarunga, a spirit whose sole purpose was to kill the egg spirit inside Chagum. You can read its full story in my Book Review>> here.
I love the graphic and the fight in this anime. The score music is also stunning. The characters are strongly built just like in the book. I can see their connection and their emotion clearly. The only lack of this anime is the dubbing…I couldn’t find the Japanese one and it disappointed me real bad because I dislike sub-dub. Read more of this post
December 14, 2011
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Time for another Musing
Somehow, it is always related book and movie.
As far as I have seen & read them, all movies adapted from books are either worst than the book or as great as the book, none has surpassed the book.
I wanted to write this since ages ago, but nothing had triggered me to finally write it up…till yesterday when I started rereading Battle Royale. I was actually in the middle of reading The Constant Gardener by John Le Carrè … but when my prize from Hello Japan (Lots of gratitude to Nat of In spring It Is Dawn) finally arrived, I couldn’t concentrate in reading The Constant Gardener, I have wanted to reread Battle Royale since last year. So, I put down The Constant Gardener and reread one of my all time favorite novels. This paperback is different with the one I read before. This one had a foreword by Max Allan Collins. I like this quote a lot:
“Film is an exterior experience: we see the outside of the tale. But a novel takes us inside, where it can play out in the theater of our minds, without budget considerations. Watching film is a passive experience; we sit and the images flash before us. Reading a novel is active and puts the reader in the thick of the action.”
Reading that quote finally set me to write this post
I am both excessive reader and watcher; I love books and movies equally. However, when it comes to movies based on books…so far, I haven’t seen movie that is better than the novel. Even the movies that are equally as great as the novel can easily be counted…most often, they ruined the book.
I have read that some people think that The Fight Club – the movie is better than the book, I haven’t read nor watched it…so I can’t vote for it or against it. This post is purely based on what I have both read and watched. I’d like you to share your opinion later in the comment. Read more of this post
November 8, 2011
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Whoa…I never thought that it would last this long!!
A year ago, this exact day, I created monthly post about one actor. I never did thing like that before, it’s true that my blog was created for the one band I love the most, L’Arc~en~Ciel….but I thought that was it, L’Arc will be the only special thing I wrote monthly or routinely. But this actor from Ireland suddenly stole my heart the way L’Arc used to (and still) steal my heart. I sometimes wrote too much about him in one month…I feel like if I went on like that, my blog will turn into a fan blog, that’s why I created this controlled monthly post. I can only write 1 post about him in one month (except for special occasion).
Who is this Irish actor I am talking about?
Yup….it’s the one and only, the talented Mr Cillian Murphy !
When I wrote the introduction of this monthly post, Robert Lee said:
I am currently writing Zombie focused posts and worried about running out of post ideas. I look forward to seeing how you can be 1000% more focused than that by writing about an individual person once a month. Good luck with it Novroz!
He has trouble trying to write Zombie related post and here I am pledging to write a post each month about 1 actor. And to my surprise…I managed to do that very well Read more of this post
October 15, 2011
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What if you found a note book that belongs to God of Death?
Deep down in your heart…
Is there anyone whose death is in your wish?
As I have said before in my review of 2 Irish ghost stories post, I have been having a readers block. To save me from a total blockage, I decided to pick a manga I really love beside One Piece, that manga is called デノートス or Death Note in English. Reading this manga is also away to fulfill 3 challenges at once, R.I.P Challenge VI, Manga Reading, and Hello Japan! Mini Challenge. I have written my review in Indonesian language 5 years ago.
Death Note is a manga I chose by instinct. When I was looking for One Piece, I saw a manga with a very intriguing cover. It was a drawing of Ryuuku in front of a cross filled with skeleton. The cover of Death Note volume 3. I had no idea what the story was and I couldn’t find volume 1 and 2. Despite all of that, I bought the manga because I had strong feeling that the manga would turn out to be a great manga. And it was INDEED an amazing manga.
Death Note is a collaboration of Ooba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi. Ooba –sensei was the one who wrote the story and Obata-sensei was the one who drew the manga. Obata-sensei was known for his details in drawing. His details are crazy!! He even draws a convenient store full with everything in it. Ooba-sensei’s ability in creating mind battle story is a real page turner. When I first read it, I couldn’t wait for the next volume to show up. I checked the bookstore every week wondering has the new one been released yet. This is my third time reading it. Read more of this post