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Saturday, 29 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: BIG HERO 6



Big Hero 6 is an animated movie (duh!) and it is an emotional one to be exact. The story tells about action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6." (thank you IMDB

THE GOOD

From the studio that brought you "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph" you can pretty much bet the animation is really really good. Everything seems so much fluid and the lightning, details right up to the core as this studio knows their shit. The storyline and progression of character especially the first half seems to be a little too quick but we are constantly hit with emotional roller coaster thoughtout the movie which is good. Other than that, there are some life morale lessons which resonates with your moral core if you have one. They have also taken the liberty to create weapons and gadgets which was creative and flashy and safe for the kids. 

THE BAD

Like all cartoon movie the show is pretty short and the creation was BayMax was not shown as what we see is only the final product. Other than that, seems like a 3D printer can do anything including building a whole weapon and gadgets for the team. Who needs technologies when having a 3D printer is enough to rule the world. 


CONCLUSION

All in all, Big Hero 6 will surely gives you the emotional roller coaster ride that you definitely will be more than willing to sit. I had so much fun watching the show that sometimes I tend to forget it is a cartoon. 

TL;DR: Sit back, relax and explore the city of San Fransokyo. 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

LION&LION TURNS 2


Last week Friday, Lion&Lion turns 2 this year and being a startup we choose to celebrate the anniversary at somewhere we can:

1. Blast our Lion&Lion Spotify playlist (Or someone's playlist)
2. Have a small football game
3. Pool is required - either to swim or tossing someone in it
4. Free flow of booze or (Vodka drowned in orange juice)
5. A place big enough to house all (or most) of us 
6. Lots of toilets 
7. Must have data/Internet 

So as we search high and low, suggestion were made and finally we head over to Summer Residence @ Rainforest Sanctuary recommended by Michelle! The bungalow has an epic view  and also the ample of space to be PARTY ROCKING! 

I took the car with three other colleagues and it was one epic ride. I was extremely tired but can't fall asleep in the car because of random screaming, thanks Sue Lin and also Soyan for randomly pulling whatever strands of hair left on my leg while I was trying to sleep. 

I took us less than an hour to reach to the location using Waze and with awesome ride from Niniek! Thank you! Basically, the location is up on the hill overlooking Genting Highlands and here is a picture as proof below:

Somewhere behind those clouds. I swear!

Lots of pictures incoming, you have been warned! 


The view of the place from parking, and on the right is Richard.

The house together with an awesome pool
The hall where the party is going down! 


The hall upstairs, with posh looking red chairs

Yeap the bathtub, it was under maintenance unfortunately

That was the interior as for the exterior we are pampered with a lush view of greenery and also a nice pool with a proper sitting place. 


Feel like a King up here

Part of the garden

The deep end of the pool

Chilling area for the pool
Party started pretty slow and towards the night it escalated quickly into this: 

video

That's basically how it all ended with lots of tossing into the pool, and some voluntarily got into the pool to avoid being thrown into. It was a fun night indeed. Congrats to those who won the Lion&Lion award!

Good night.

For a longer video and more party pictures, you can check out my colleague, Hariz's blog.

P/s: if you know how to work hard and party harder, we have some position available HERE.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

TOP 5 MALAYSIAN LRT HABITS



This month marks one year of taking the public transport and if you ask me about improvements, I will tell you that there are close to none. The LRT still leaks water from the top cabin and for most of the part the 2 fucking LRT coaches are still functioning (god damn it retire that shit already). The problem with those 2 shitty ass LRT coaches is that they are too small to fit people in there, everytime the coach comes, everyone will be busy fighting or jumping into it and hope that people will make way for them or the door closes first, whichever comes first. Throughout my journey, I have seen lots of different kinds of habits along the way, this is a head's up for tourists who will be visiting Malaysia. It is not because we have bad habits, but we simply just don’t give a fuck when it comes to things like this.

1. The One Who Can’t Be Moved
This is one of the legendary selections, only a few people in the LRT have mastered the art of standing straight up even when the LRT is stopping or moving. They just choose a sweet spot in the LRT and then plant their foot in that particular area. NEVER MOVING AGAIN. It is true because whenever the LRT doors open and people are either entering/exiting they will just stand still there and NOT A SINGLE FUCK WAS GIVEN. Whenever you say "excuse me", they will show you that pissy ass face like you owe them from your previous life. Seriously guys, you all need to know where to fucking stand and move.

2. The One Who Can’t Hear Anything
Basically to identify this bunch of people it is simple. Ride the LRT in the morning, make sure that you don’t wear your earphones/headphones and you will hear a song clearly being blasted as though it is coming from the LRT speakers. That, my friend, are those who could not give a flying fuck to hear the birds chirp in the morning or the sound of metal grinding while the train brings you from Station A to Station Z.

3. The One Who Can't Stand
This particular type of people need to be sitting almost the whole length of their LRT trip. It does not matter if it is just one station or half a station, they must remain seated. The best part comes when there are elderly or pregnant or handicapped people around, they will just remain seated and not a single care was given. I came across an incident personally whereby these two people asked this particular guy to stand and allow an elderly person to sit, and he refused stating "WHY MUST I DO SO?!" Give this guy a medal because his stupidity seems hard to hide.

4. That One Wall
This is dedicated to assholes who stand in front of the LRT door and refuse to budge when people are required to move in/out of the coach. Guys, you are not an invisible pass-able wall, seriously, even with the million EXCUSE ME that we are giving, you all should move along and just either get the fuck out of the LRT so people can exit, or move the fuck in so people can move in. This is by far the worst type of passenger because the LRT doors are automated therefore creating panic when it starts to beep to signal the closing doors and nobody seems to either ENTER or EXIT because of fucking geniuses like this.

5. The One Who Never Took A Bath
Usually this legend you will only find after working hours around 6pm when you take the LRT in a rush. When they step in, you will soon realise people will be closing their noses with handkerchiefs, tissues, their own arms, phones, tablets and also anything that they can cover 2 holes with. The cabin will then slowly be void of people and everyone will slowly move on to another cabin area. Oh the best part is, they will just ignore their body odour and raise their arm to hold onto something and the air conditioning will just blow directly to their armpits and LO AND BEHOLD, IF YOU SMELLLLLLLLLLLL..... All the best, remember to stay alive. 

Regards,
Kevan 
Frequent LRT user. lately.


Sunday, 9 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: INTERSTELLAR


Honestly, I think my review will not do justice for the latest edition of mindfuck by your one and only Christopher Nolan. This is his only show for the year and I am really glad that is because the amount of thoughts and mindfucking in the show makes me feel like I need to sit back and just take time to fill in the gap. Slowly figuring out what happen, if you are fan of Inception, rest assured this movie will keep you accompanied in that department.

A short summary by IMDB mention that "A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage". 

Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) left behind his 2 kids, Murph (Jessica Chastain) and Tom (Casey Affleck) under the care taking of his father in law, Donald (John Lithgow).Cooper will lead a team of 4 each with their own expertise and together with a military robot named TARS to find another hope for mankind.. 

THE GOOD

Matthew McConaughey nailed the acting without much of an effort to be honest. His acting in Dallas Buyers Club  just gotten up another level with Interstellar. Every single character which acted in the movie seems to have no effort bringing the emotional aspect and also ensuring that feelings get carried very well to the audience. Young Murph (Mackenzie Foy) plays a hell of a role in the movie together with the emotional feeling that is happening in the movie. Most of the time the connection is so real that you feel to be part of the expedition and that portrays well throughout the movie. Other than that, you will also have an epic soundtrack by none other than, Hans Zimmer.

THE BAD

I had a very good time watching the show, I suppose there are nothing sort of really bad for me. Besides how true is the theory that was mention on gravity and also what is beyond the blackhole. Another problem for me was that they never mention why was Earth having sandstorm every now and then and crops are dying, starting from wheat. Is it just because of virus or simply just because the condition of Earth has gotten bad? Another issue was a random LOVE dialogue which was mention by one of the crew member while on the voyage. 

CONCLUSION

This movie is definitely my top movie for this year. Once again, Nolan comes back and did what he does best. It's like Inception in space and slowly and surely you will have your jaw opens when you think hard about what is happening. The whole movie although it is long 169 minutes it is enjoyable and will ensure that you will be awake the whole moment through. 

TL;DR: Watch it and have a great deal of mindfucking. 

p/s: My review might not do justice to it, so please do check it out in cinema near you :)

Saturday, 8 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: JOHN WICK


You will understand why the tagline for this show is Don't Set Him Off when you watch this movie. John Wick (Keanu Reeves) takes the leading role in the show. He is an ex-hitman who is now on the mad run to hunt to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Which is his, dog, yeah you read that right, his dog. The dog was the final token for him from his dead wife and some gangsters just decided to kill it. Stay classy stupidity.

THE GOOD

Keanu Reeves is back. The role that he hold doesn't not have much to talk but lots of action with guns. I have no idea you could actually kill someone with the gun so many ways. There is also a specific atmosphere in the show that makes it so intriguing. The characters in the movie for example the CLEANER and the owner of Continental both plays a cool mysterious character. There are places that makes you think if it really exist in the world. The show is actually quite funny at times with humours does not seem so forcefully inserted.

THE BAD

At some point of the time, no matter how good an assassin you will start to wonder if he even dies. Lots of time you was like, no way he could have survive something like that. There is also no explanation to why they are using gold coins to transact in the assassin world. What was mention was only a brief history of 5 years back for Keanu Reeves, they should have went in-depth and narrates what happen 5 years back since the movie is only 96 minutes long. Lots of character sacrifice their background in the movie as nothing was explain in their past. 

CONCLUSION

If you enjoy watching Keanu Reeves back on his old role. More action than words then this is the correct movie. He is a train assassin with superb skill in shooting. Unfortunately, the hand-to-hand combat was weak on his part but overall a pretty entertaining movie to watch. It feel as though I am watching Max Payne in action.

TL;DR: Research before you rob someone and don't kill people's dog.  

Monday, 3 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU JUNGLE


Donnie Yen is back as a martial arts instructor, Hahou Mou, from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. Only proceed to buy this show if you really are a fan of Donnie Yen or Chinese kung fu, you are warned.

THE GOOD

Fighting scene is back to more kung fu and coordinated action sequence. There are many kinds of specialise kung fu in the movie and Donnie Yen once again show you that with fast hands and legs you can take on 17 people easily. Seems like fighting 10 people in one go has became a thing of the past. The fighting scene is really fast  and powerful. The minute you close your eyes for one second, everything is almost over. 

THE BAD

Other that fighting, the show basically have no substance. There were times when Donnie Yen show had a good storyline but recently, his show is nothing but subpar plot with a vicious killer wants to prove himself to be world number 1 in the kung fu industry by killing all the other masters to lure Donnie out. For some of the fighting scene, most of it seems like a wrong place to be fighting, the most crucial fight happens along the road. I would personally prefer in a small enclose space more hand-to-hand combat with body tossing and more. 

CONCLUSION 

Watch this movie if only you are a fanboy of Donnie Yen or kung fu because I felt there are more dialog than action itself. While it is good to see Donnie Yen is back with his hard-hitting martial arts, I think this movie could learn something from Indonesia's Raid 2, with a superb storyline and non stop action. Overall, this show is Donnie Yen movie by far after Ip Man, sad to see his career seems to be in a slow progression mode. 

TL;DR: Gun > Kung fu. #truestory