A Random Blog of Everything I like
You know, I haven’t seen any new movies for2 simple reasons: 1) No interesting new movies made it into my country’s cinema yet. The distribution became really late after the tax issue. I am still waiting impatiently to see Paul. 2) My DVD player is broken and I still haven’t bought a new one yet.
…therefore, I am now stuck with local TV channels.
I rarely watched TV from Monday to Friday because there were hardly anything good on TV, never expect me to start watching those hideous sinetron (Indonesian TV drama). Fortunately, there were some good movies on the weekend.
Yesterday was one of my best TV days. I sit comfortably in front on the TV set from morning to late at night. Something I haven’t done in a looong time. I watch Shinchan and NBA games in the morning till afternoon which are my routine schedule…and after that, I enjoyed watching these 3 movies:
- Space Jam (1996)
Director: Joe Pytka
Starring: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, Danny DeVito, Bill Murray
Special Performance: Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley.
It was such a great blast from the past. When I saw the ads, I immediately marked my calendar, I wanted to see this animation again because it’s been years since I last saw it.
I really really like Space Jam, it was a great combination of greatness and looneyness. It combined 2 things I love the most, Basket ball and Looney Tunes. It allowed my all time favorite NBA player, Michael Jordan, and my all time favorite Warner Bros character, Taz.
I admit that Space Jam is not the best animation ever made but it sure is one of the most enjoyable animations. It never made me bored. The story is so simple. To avoid being captured by little aliens, Bugs and his friends challenged them to play basket ball. The aliens stole the talent of Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Larry Johnson, Muggsy Bogues and Shawn Bradley. They were no longer tiny aliens, they became big mean aliens. Bugs decided to kidnap Michael Jordan to teach them how to play good basket ball.
After watching Space Jam, I have this sense of nostalgia running through my heart. It made me miss the old Bulls team and their unforgettable glorious years. How I wish I can see each of their games again or at least all the finals game. Jordan and Pippen were an amazing duo. Kerr and Kukoc were great supports…every single player in Chicago Bulls were amazing. They made me fell in love with NBA, a love that span through 20 years and still going on.
- The Golden Compass (2007)
I have read many not so good reviews on this movie. A lot of people felt disappointed with this movie. I was indifferent with this movie. I saw this movie last night, for the 1st time, very late heh?
Despite of all those not so nice review I’ve read, I quite like this movie. As someone who loves animal, I like the idea that everyone has an animal form Daemon. I know what I want to have as a Daemon ;) tho it might not be too convenient as my daemon can’t move as fast as other animals.
The story was a bit difficult to summarize, please just read it in Wikipedia. For me, this movie is much better than Narnia. I haven’t read both books yet, so my judgment is purely based on the movie. Narnia almost put me to sleep and end up questioning why so many people like it. Watching The Golden Compass made me want to look for the book, I bet the book is better than the movie.
- The Invasion (2007)
TransTV really had nice humor yesterday, after a movie by Kidman & Craig, they decided to show another Kidman and Craig movie.
An alien virus had invaded human race. The virus spread quickly through human liquid such as saliva and blood. The virus will stay inactive as long as the host stayed awake. Once the host fell asleep, the virus took over the host and changed the host into a completely different person.
The movie is really thrilling, it made me glued to the TV set. Alien really has its way on me. When Kidman was on the run, I was sort of biting my finger because of the suspense. A movie that could make me hold my breath only meant 1 thing…it means I LIKE THE MOVIE.
Too bad, the ending was not really good. It would be much better if they don’t show how it all ended so happy. They should just stop the movie when they finally picked up Kidman and her kid.
So…what have you watched recently?