July 25, 2011

The Change Up trailer

Watch this trailer from the movie The Change Up. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, they grew up together, but soon drift apart ended up living two different life. Reynolds is living the life of a single hot bachelor, while Bateman is a dad, a worker and a husband.

Both of them envy each other life, so they got their wishes one night, while peeing together, yes PEEING together. Waking up to a different bodies, they are freaking out and getting their head around this, and hilarity follows soon after. From the director of Wedding Crasher and the writer of The Hangover, this is going to be good.

July 15, 2011

2011 Emmys' Nominations

The nominees of the 63rd Primetime Emmy have been name. Mildred Pierce took the biggest number of nominations with 21 nominations. While Mad Men took 19 nominations, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family took 18 and 17 nominees respectively.

Surprises for me in the nominations, John Noble from Fringe did not get any nominations, he was excellent with his character in the latest season. Fringe did get one nomination, but it was in Creative Media, not the show it self, I really think it was their best season, compare to the first two season, and those two season, they were even nominated.

Game of Thrones did really well in the TV. Taken audience by surprise and quickly establish fan base around the world. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend this to you. This year, for their first season, they had 13 nominations! Pretty impressive, considering the series had only 10 episodes this season. The biggest surprises is that Peter Dinklage got his nomination for Best Supporting Actor as Tyron Lannister, absolutely deserve it.

However, The Walking Dead and Glee didn't do to well this time. There was no nominations for The Walking Dead except for technical nominations, this could be contribute to the fact that the first season only had 6 episodes, too little to judge anything I guess. While Glee only got some nominations for supporting role, it did not get nominated in the big league for leading role or director and writer category, which just show that singing does not necessarily means acting.

Here are the list of nominations.

Best Drama:

Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Mad Men
Game of Thrones

Best Actress in a Drama:

Kathy Bates- Harry’s Law
Connie Britton- Friday Night Lights
Mariska Hargitay- Law and Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies- The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss- Mad Men
Mireille Enos- The Killing

Best Actor in a Drama:

Steve Buscemi- Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler- Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall- Dexter
Jon Hamm- Mad Men
Hugh Laurie- House
Tim Olyphant- Justified

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister- Game of Thrones
Josh Charles as Will Gardner- The Good Wife
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold- The Good Wife
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder- Justified
John Slattery as Roger Sterling- Mad Men
Andre Braugher as Owen – Men of a Certain Age

Best Actress in a Comedy:

Eddie Falco- Nurse Jackie
Amy Poheler- Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey- 30 Rock
Laura Linney- The Big C
Melissa McCarthy- Mike & Molly

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy:

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester- Glee
Betty White as Elka Ostrosky- Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy- Modern Family
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett- Modern Family
Kristen Wiig as Various characters- Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney- 30 Rock

Best Actor in a Comedy:

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper- Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter- Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc- Episodes
Louis C.K. as Louie- Louie
Steve Carell as Michael Scott- The Office
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy- 30 Rock

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel- Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett- Modern Family
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett- Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker- Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy- Modern Family
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper- Two And A Half Men

Best Comedy:

Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy:

Idris Elba as Lenny- The Big C
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman- Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Host- Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Host- Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon as Carol- 30 Rock
Will Arnett as Devin Banks- 30 Rock

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy:

Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes- Glee
Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste- Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday- Glee
Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw- Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Host- Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks as Avery- 30 Rock

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

Bruce Dern as Frank Harlow- Big Love
Beau Bridges as Nick Brody- Brothers & Sisters
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning- The Good Wife
Paul McCrane as Josh Peyton- Harry’s Law
Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett- Justified
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper- Mad Men

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor- The Closer
Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce- Dexter
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber- Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship- Mad Men
Cara Buono as Faye Miller- Mad Men
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson- Shameless
Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds- True Blood

Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries/Movie:

Diane Lane as Patricia Loud- Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham- Downtown Abbey
Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce- Mildred Pierce
Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin- Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh as Rose Buck- Upstairs Downstairs

Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries/Movie:

Edgar Ramirez as Carlos- Carlos
Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy- The Kennedys
Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy- The Kennedys
Idris Elba as John Luther- Luther
Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall- Thurgood
William Hurt as Henry ‘Hank’ Paulson- Too Big to Fail

Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Movie:

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham- Downtown Abbey
Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce- Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler- Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham as Ida- Mildred Pierce
Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland- Upstairs Downstairs

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/Movie:

Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy- The Kennedys
Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon- Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O’Byrne as Bert Pierce- Mildred Pierce
Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke- Too Big to Fail
James Woods as Richard Fuld- Too Big to Fail

Best Miniseries/Movie:

Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars Of The Earth
Too Big To Fail

Best Host for a Reality Series:

Phil Keoghan, Host- The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, Host- American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Host- Dancing with the Stars
Cat Deeley, Host- So You Think You Can Dance
Jeff Probst, Host- Survivor

July 14, 2011

Glee's Exclusive! 4th season shocker!

Glee's regulars, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will NOT be returning for the fourth season.

This came as a shock, when Glee's co-creator Ryan Murphy said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the three of them will graduate at the end of season 3. Adding that it will be most logical thing to do, as they started the series as a sophomore and graduate high school by season 3.

Murphy also said that more character are leaving than staying when the series end it's third season, who is graduating and staying will be reveal when the new season start this Sept. 20th.

I for once, am sad about this, but it is the way how it works, you can't have this guy on the show for six seasons, it just wouldn't be right. I just hope that when the fourth season open, new faces, with more talents would fill in their shoes.

For more on this, go to The Hollywood Reporter.

July 13, 2011

It's here! DSLR mount for your iPhone

Here's another weird product for those with iPhone and love to take photos whenever and wherever you can.

Say that you went out with intention of taking photos when suddenly you forgot your DSLR body and only brought along your lenses, don't worry! There's a product out there where you can mount your DSLR lenses with your iPhone! Yes, it is here.

The iPhone 4 SLR Mount at the Photojojo Store!

The iPhone 4 SLR Mount at the Photojojo Store!

Brought to you by the people at PhotoJojo. iPhone users had always feel that there's more that we can do with the camera, and so their wish came true. The DSLR mount can be put to good use with wide range of Nikon and Canon lenses, so in case you forgot your DSLR when you go out, you could just attach it to your iPhone (of course you need an iPhone for this).

The iPhone 4 SLR Mount at the Photojojo Store!

The iPhone 4 SLR Mount at the Photojojo Store!

Sure it doesn't feel like DSLR camera, but it's an amazing substitute in case you forget to bring a camera body. Now that your iPhone is almost perfect, what are you going to do with those DSLR?

July 3, 2011

Bersih 2.0, support or against?

So, I've been thinking about whether to put this up or not, I just doesn't feel right, if I at least didn't say something.

Regardless of your political view, just read this and judge it on two sides for the once. If you been keeping about Bersih 2.0, (which is really hard to ignore right now), I'm sure you guys have different views and opinions about the rally.

So here's my thoughts and view, again, this is purely educational, no harsh words will be thrown. To make it brief, Bersih 2.0 is a rally that main objectives include, a clean elections, stop dirty politics, reform the postal and stop corruption. In all sense, it is a good move right? So why does Barisan Nasional feel threaten by the rally? Because they afraid that it is a move by the Pakatan Rakyat to get people support, which makes sense if you ask me, but why?

Barisan Nasional is the government currently, of course when you're talking about making a clean slate of all the objectives in the rally, it would indirectly point to the government, thus making them look bad. However, this is not the case, it is also stated that Bersih 2.0 wants a clean politics, does this involve BN alone? Of course not, we also have the Pakatan in politics, and lets not forget the scandals Keadilan Party had this past months.

A question does come to mind, why does BN so intend to stop the rally, if the elections is clean? Why not let the people rally, it's not like they are going to start a riot, they just want to gather, show support that the people are still the power in democratic country.

Some would say that a rally is not a good image to be shown a country, how do you purpose we do it? Through the legal and right channel? Of course this is close to impossible. Do you know that every democratic country has 3 main branches? The Executive branch, the Legislative branch and the Judiciary branch. The Executive branch govern the country, the Legislative branch makes or change the constitution while the Judiciary branch is the law and suppose to be independent, however, there is influence on appointing judges by the Prime Minister (you can read it in Wikipedia).

The King will appoint the judges, however the candidates names are given by Prime Minister, so how can the Judiciary be independent and just if the judges are appointed by the political party that govern the country? So, most of the judges and people involve in this branch probably support the current government, think about it. That is why the right and legal channel is hard to take.

I am not influencing people to join the rally, but it would be a great view that people still holds the power in a democratic country. You tell that you support democracy, when you govern a country with totalitarian power. If you believe in BN, I have no problem, a little politic does not hurt, but don't close your eyes and blindly follow a leader, just because he's a leader, always question yourself.

I myself question the rally. If the objectives are really about changing the politics of this country or to show and gain support to Pakatan Rakyat? If the rally are really clean and peaceful, or will a riot breaks out? However, from recent history, it has been shown that a peaceful rally in Malaysia turns deadly when police involve, which comes to another question, for whom does the police works for? Barisan Nasional or the people?

Interestingly, the Chief of Police whom is also elected by The King, are chosen from candidates the Prime Minister chose, is this even legal? Yes, yes it is, because that's how weird our constitution is.

So are the rally really a political move? I can say yes, just because BN are so intent on stoping the rally. On one hand, people that are always witness the injustice and how dirty the political and election process, just want something to actually be clean and fair. If this is a political move to topple the government, it would be another unfair move by Pakatan, if you really want to won the heart and mind of the people, let start by buying all the medias outlet, that openly support BN, then we can change the people heart and mind set.

There are people that are stuck in between, people that would just like a normal weekend afternoon. People that need to work, that have plan that day, this are the people that hoping to avoid the clash of police and the rally's supporter.

A democracy can't be achieve by single person alone, that is why we have this rally, to show that people still support democracy. Let's hope that the rally will be peaceful, and that life will return to normal after that, and hoping that the police does not make things worse, you already have a bad reputation for being the government's servant.

So are you supporting or against?

July 1, 2011

Transformes 3 review

I had the chance to watched Transformers: Dark Side of The Moon with the family yesterday. So here's my take on the movie.

First of all, it's a simple 4/5 stars, easy, because of this reason, the action, explosive, battle scenes was AWESOME. The original cast was great as always, funny and entertaining, thanks to the great dialog, and good acting. The storyline although good written, seems kinda long, but it's to put in all the important part in, so no harm there.

Why didn't I gave it a 5 stars? Because of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and her acting. Here's proving a point that being good looking, does not necessarily mean you can act. Although, she did get more dialog that Megan Fox ever get in the 2 movies, kudos to the writer for that. But her acting was so bad, that you wish Megan Fox would come back. The worst part for me, is her facial expression, it is kinda the same whether she's mad, or scared, or happy, God woman, did you took botox or something?!

If you saw the movie, you would agreed what Megan Fox said about Michael Bay trying to exploit woman, making things sexy and hot, while degrading them. You could see from the camera angle, and some scene that it does really make one think WTF was that for?! Like the scene when she standing in the road try to look sexy while things blowing up around her.

Micheal Bay's view to appease the 16 years old with making Rosie Huntington-Whiteley a sexy symbol does work, it's a good strategy if you're don't care much about acting though. I for one am.

If you thinking, "I am watching the movie for the robots", well, you would be disappointed. The robots, only fight for a few times, and most of the times, the fight last like 10 minutes top, Optimus Prime has the worst role in the 3rd sequel, not to put any spoiler, but he is not feeling his mojo in this movie.

The whole movie was overpowered by the human armies, which is not bad, since the action was superb, but the movie is call Transformers, so it's kinda miss the mark there. Plus, the juvenile-like love scene can be cut down a lil bit more, it's just too yucky.

So, all and all, the movie was a 4/5 stars. Action scene was AWESOME. Robot fight scene was brief, and make you want more! Especially when the story is near 3 hours long! Optimus Prime loss its mojo. Human armies definitely rules! Love story is kinda overpowering for me. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can't act, but has much more dialog than Megan Fox. If you want to see some great action and sexiness, this is definitely great movie to watch, just bring extra popcorn or drinks.