28 Nov 2010

Farewell Leslie Nielsen

It seems like only last week that I was writing a brief obit for another Canadian personality, Maury Chaykin ... and today is sad, because we farewell a Canadian legend, never mind a personality. Leslie Nielsen passed away at the age of 84, of pneumonia. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1926, and and the first time I saw him he was on another planet ... a forbidden planet, in fact.

Across more than 40 years I saw him in more movies than I can count, but I'll always remember him as Buck Frobisher in Due South. The show's folk lore says that the film crew didn't even know how to lace Constable Benton Fraser's Mountie boots up right, till Leslie showed 'em how when he guest-starred in an early first season episode. Turns out, his dad had been a Mountie!

Farewell, Leslie Nielsen. You will definitely be missed by about three generations of movie and TV fans. Here's the whole story on IMDB, in far more depth than I could hope to approximate here.

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26 Nov 2010

My favourite singer: LENKA

Okaaay.. bukannya mengerjakan SP, tapi hari ini gw malah nulis blog .. ckckc.. 
Gw pengen mengenalkan ato lebih tepatnya mengenal lebih dekat satu sosok penyanyi  favorit gw, LENKA.. untuk pertama kalinya gw download semua lagu yang bersumber dari satu album dan satu penyanyi (iyyalaah...). I was falling in love for the whole album.. She's amazing! 
Ga semua orang mungkin baal suka dengan tipe dan jenis musik yang dia punya, tp well, for me.. gw jarang salah pilih klo masalah musik yang gw suka.. hehehe..
Nama panajngnya Lenka Kripac, putri seorang penyanyi jazz.. (pantes lagu-lagu dia agak jazz) 


Lenka performing at Summer Sonic festival in Tokyo, Japan, 2009
Background information
Birth nameLenka Kripac
Also known asLenka
Born1978 (age 31–32)
New South Wales, Australia
OriginSydney, Australia
GenresPop, indie pop
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, actress
InstrumentsPiano, trumpet
Years activesince 2008
LabelsSony MusicEpic Records
Associated actsDecoder Ring
 (sumber: www.wikipedia.com) 

seluruh keluarga gw suka sama lagu-lagunya dia.. my favourite song in this album was"we will not grow old" the song is sooooo coool.. belum pernah denger lagu enak dengan jenis musik kaya gini sebelumnya.. Adek gw suka sama lagu "anything I'm not" I know why she loves that song, lagu ini punya lirik yang bagus.. sama bagus kaya "we willl not grow old" tapi beda aliran.. maksud gw beda aliran tuh 'anything I'm not' lebih menceritakan bagaimana dia menggambarkan dirinya sebagai seorang cewek.. dia bilang dy punya banyak kekurangan dalam dirinya, bahkan kadang dia lelah untuk menjadi dirinya.. tapi dia sadar dia akan selalu menjadi dirinya, awalnya gw pikir lagu ini berisi keluhan.. haha.. tapi setelah gw denger berkali-kali, lagu ini isinya gmana cara kita menerima kekurangan dan kelebihan diri kita sendiri, bahkan kadang gw denger lagu ini kaya semangat. Semangat untuk bisa keluar dari semuanya yang dia pikir dia ga bisa. ada juga lagu yang bikin kita semangat lagi kaya "Bring me down", lagu ini juga ga kalah bagus.. Okay, back to the topic of the top, 'we will not grow old' juga punya lirik yang indah.. kayanya Lenka cerita gimana dia dan her 'special someone' punya mimpi tentang kehidupan mereka.. giaman dia percaya orang itu akan selalu menjaga semangat mereka untuk tetap n=meraih mimpi yang mereka cita-citakan, ohh so sweeet.. 

Oh iya, jangan lupakan lagu  'The Show'. "The Show", produced by Stuart Brawley, has been featured as soundtrack for an Old Navy as well as an Ugly Betty promo, the film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, and the 2009 Spring Campaign of the Polish TV station TVN, and was promoted as an iTunes Free Single of the Week. lagu ini emang baguuuuuuus.. bgt. gw sempat negerkomendasiin lagu ini ke bebrapa temen, dan mereka benar2 suka sama lagu ini.. 
ada lagi lagunya lenka yang cukup dikenal, "Trouble is A Friend" hmm.. nice song.. gw heran ada salah satu temen gw yang pernah mencela lagu ini.. ckck.. dia aja yang ga tau musik bagus, pake dicela segala. huh.. loh? hehe.. tapi ga usah dengerin dia.. lagu ini bagus. papa gw suka sama lagu ini.. (eh, jgn mikir ini lagu bapak-bapak ya?) tapi lagu ini emang sejenis lagu easy listening buat semua kalangan.. 
lagu yang menyenangkan lagi buat didengerin adalah 'knock-knock'. gw suka dengan ide dia. ko bisa kepikir ya bikin lagu dengan tema ini.. knock-knock kan bunyi ketukan pintu? haha.. hebat, disini dy cerita di menunggu pujaan hatinya datang buat bukain pintu buat dia..  "I need your smile" katanya.. (hmm.. gw tau gmana rasanya...) hehe.. indah sekali lagunya. 
ada juga lagu yang sedih.. judulnya 'like a song" hhuu.. suk sedih denger lagu ini.. mempertanyakan tentang kepergian pujaan hatinya.. dia seakan mempertanyakan pada dirinya pada dirinya sendiri. so sad.. but beautiful..  

masih banyak lagu-lagu lain yang ga kalah indah.. kaya 'Force of Nature' yang unik penuh misteri tapi easy listening juga.. hehe.. "dont let me fall" yang juga sempat dijadiin theme iklan di Canada. trus 'Live Like You're Dying" yang juga berisi semangat.. 
coba dengerin deh.. ga bakal nyesel dah dah download lagu-lagu itu. =) 

25 Nov 2010

Mira Sorvino Wallpapers

Mira Katherine Sorvino is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Mighty Aphrodite (1995) and is also known for her role as Romy White in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

21 Nov 2010

Captain Jack ... what's in a name?

And apparently, when the name is "Captain Jack," there's a heck of a lot in it. In fact, I was very tempted to chuck all the images in here and say, "There, sort them out yourself!" But no. Would I do that to you? Well, I probably would if I didn't have the time to do this properly, but since I do...!

There's at least EIGHT Captain Jacks that I know of, and you could probably find someone out there who knows some more. But right now let's have a look at the eight of 'em. This gallant company starts with the one you probably know best, or second-best:

There you go ... with strains of The Johnny Depp Song going around your head ... Jack Sparrow himself! What's the Johnny Depp song? Allow me to illuminate you:

Okay --! So that's one down, seven more to go! The other one you probably know best, or second best: Harkness, Jack Harkness ... the time agent from the 51st Century who's now not merely immortal but indestructible:

...and now it gets better, because you get two Jack Harknesses for the price of one:

And if you think your glasses just steamed up, and you didn't see that right, here's Take Two ... oooooh, yes you did:

Captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood, 2007, meet Captain Jack Harkness of the US Airforce, 1941. Boy meets boy, the old, old story, right?

Okay, there's three down! Next:

Let me transport you back to 1980, or thereabouts. Captain Jack Vincent ... the show was Smuggler, a young adults' adventure series set in the Napoleonic Wars. Some episodes were too juvenile to really "travel well" across the generations, but some were absolutely top-notch. This Captain Jack was brooding, simmering ... smuggling in fact. So there's Number Four. Next?

Your grandmom would tell you, maybe with a quiver in her voice, that John Wayne wasn't always old and grizzled. You demand the evidence before you believe? Okay, you got it. Our generation didn't invent gorgeous, we only think we did:

And this here, with the hat and the major sideburns in the color still above, is Captain Jack ... Stewart. The movie is Reap the Wild Wind, and it's still a good watch, about sixty years later! So that's Captain Jack number 5. Next?

Now it gets musical. Enter Billy Joel at stage left:

Not sure if I'd call Billy's music "timeless." Not usually my kind of thing, actually, but there sure is a Captain Jack coming at you from this direction ... and if you're in the mood for two Captain Jacks for the price of one again, here's Billy Joel's Jack, plus the one in the greatcoat ... "Captain Jack will get you high tonight." (Warning to the faint hearted: there's some stuff on the soundtrack that rates this MA15, and some visuals, likewise.)

So that's Captain Jack number Six. Still two to go, that I know of ... and I'm sure there's others. Drop me a line, kids, and I'll update this. But in the meantime, try this for a golden oldie: Captain Jack and the Mermaid was a folk album that came out in 1975 ... and I've been listening to the audio CD since about 1982. Would give anything for a CD version, but you can't beg, borrow or steal them. You can only get Captain Jack as Amazon MP3 downloads ... and if you're not in America, you're outta luck, because Amazon MP3 is another Americans Only club. Here is is:

And I know the cover of a music album doesn't mean a heck of a lot, so try this instead ... YouTube to the rescue, to a point. They won't let you embed a videoclip. It's a good song, though not the best on the album (The Elf Glade is the best ... whoooo!)

And there is actually one more Captain Jack. The real one -- real, live historical character. The Black Irish Band has recorded the story. The first 75 seconds of this video give you a history lesson, so if you just want the song, fast forward to 1:15. But this is the real deal:

Starring as Captain Jack:

Johnny Depp as Sparrow
John Barrowman as Harkness
Matt Rippy as the "real" Harkness
Oliver Tobias as Vincent
John Wayne as Stewart

With music by Billy Joel, Meg Davis and Black Irish.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

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Oprah wrote this about men

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away.
If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.
Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.
Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be.
Slower is better.
Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve
then heck no, you can't "be friends".
A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend. Don't settle.
If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.
Don't stay because you think "it will get better."
You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.
The only person you can control in a relationship is you.

Avoid men who've got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women.
He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently?
Always have your own set of friends separate from his
Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you.
If something bothers you, speak up.
Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.
You cannot change a man's behavior.
Change comes from within.
Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are...
even if he has more education or in a better job.
Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less.
Never let a man define who you are.
Never borrow someone else's man.
If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you.
A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.
All men are NOT dogs.
You should not be the one doing all the bending...compromise is a two way street.
You need time to heal between relationships...there is nothing cute about baggage...
Deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.
You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you...
a relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals...
look for someone complimentary...not supplementary.
Dating is fun...even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr. Right.
Make him miss you sometimes...
when a man always know where you are, and you're always readily available to him -
he takes it for granted.
Never move into his mother's house.
Never co-sign for a man.
Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need.
 Keep him in your radar but get to know others..

19 Nov 2010

Mad Max 4: not coming soon to a theater anywhere near you

Mad Max 4 ... and it's not good news. With the movie delayed yet again, all cst announcements (or predictions, or inspired guesses) made in the past are void. If you check Sam Worthington's page at IMDB.com, you won't see a mention of Mad Max 4 there. [AG sighs heavily]

The reason for the current delay: Climate Change-1, Max Rockatansky-0.

Seriously. This ran on the ABC in October, and they were not joshing you:

Filming of George Miller's fourth Mad Max, Fury Road, has been postponed for a second time.

Production is now expected to begin in Broken Hill in 2012.

Accommodation provider Hugh Gough says he received an email from Kennedy Miller

Productions at the weekend informing him filming would not start in February as planned.

Mr Gough says no reason was given for the delay.

This is the second time the film has been delayed. In July, Kennedy Miller Productions said unseasonal rains had made Broken Hill too fertile.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/11/3034506.htm

If I had to make an inspired guess, I'd say Kennedy Miller will have to shoot around Sam Worthington's schedule ... no longer do you just give out your orders about when you want to shoot. He's a busy boy and a mega-star. That'll push the scheduling for the movie around -- and there's no guarantee you can get him in any case.

Also, you wait for Mama Nature to turn the Broken Hill region back into an iron oxide desert, if you want Mad Max to look like, well, like Mad Max. No good filming there, if it looks like Ireland! See what climate change is doing, and how real it is? Sheesh. Can't even make a movie without being sabotaged by fields of flowers in a region that oughtta look like the planet Mars.

Breaking into song for a second, "You must remember this..."

And it's a real pity the delays have caused the cast to evaporate, because I could really believe Sam Worthington in this part...

Back to the drawing board. Patience is a virtue ... I guess. Well, poop.

18 Nov 2010

10 Best Romantic Movies I Have Ever Watched!

Okayy.. Here you are.. Top 10 Romantic  movies I have ever watched! Hohoho..

10. Shall We Dance (2004)
               Huaaa.. I love to see Richard Gere dancing, hahaha.. He’s sooo charming.. huhu.. Walaupun sebenernya menurut gw  J-lo dan Richard Gere agak gak cocok.. (gapapalah ya.. sok tau dkit, blog gw ini... hehehe..)  tapi  film ini gw tonton berkali-kali dan ga bosen-bosen rasanya. So romantic. Adegan favorite gw pas Richard Gere muncul di eskalator buat nemuin istrinya sambil bawa bunga mawar.. bikin ngiri aja tuh adegan, dan adegan dansa Richard Gere sama J-Lo bikin gw pengen belajar tango >.<

9. The Holiday (2006)
              Kita bisa lihat macem-macem kisah cinta disini, Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, who can resist their charm?? Ms. Diaz n Kate Winslet bikin scene-scene terlihat lebih indah, hohoho.. apalagi Jude Law, hmm.. he’s cute.. =) ceritanya, aktingnya seger (kya buah aja seger?) tapi gw ikut senyum-senyum sendiri liat film ini.. one of the best recommended movies.. =)

8. The Duchess (2008)

          Beuhh.. ni film.. beautiful, sad, and heavy (heavy?) haha.. agak lambat alurnya di awal, tapi Ms. Knightly bakal bikin kita susah ngedip saking cantiknya, hehe.. (walaupun kadang dandannya agak menor menurut gw.. ). Film tentang ke’semena-mena’an laki-laki jaman dulu. Huh! Gw sempat benci bgt sama Ralph Fienn 
 Adegan paling sedih saat dia harus ngelepas anak nya ke keluarga jude Law.. hiks.. I can’t hold my tears...  Georgianna: “setiap usaha juga ada batasnya” Bess: “tidak ada batas jika itu menyangkut anak kita”

7. Le Divorce (2003)

For all the girls.. You all have to watch this! Jadi cewe musti kuat! Hmm...  berlatar belakang Suasana Paris, with their beautiful and grace women. Cerita ini tentang dua cewe Amerika yang sama-sama punya hubungan sama lelaki Perancis yang terkenal romantis. film ini oke banget buat jadi motivator. Don’t judge the book by its cover.. ternyata berlaku juga buat memilih pasangan. Hehehe...

6. 50 First Date (2004)
Film ini romantiiis abis!!!! gw jadi kepikir betapa besarnya cinta Henry buat Lucy.. he loves that woman just the way she is.. huhu... 

5. A Walk To Remember (2002)
Siapa si yang ga tau film satu ini? this film is everything, romance, sorrow, happiness, and love of course. Only Hope jadi terdengar begitu indah setelah kita nonton filmnya, hehe.. walaupun kadang gw ngrasa Mandy Moore punya akting yang agak lebay, tapi she's just look sooo cute... "Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this. You're my angel"

4. Armageddon (1998)
Bener-bener ga bisa meninggalkan film ini bahkan untuk ke kamar mandi. Hahaha... This film is romantic.. dari sisi keluarga dan kekasih (ga punya kata lain buat mendeskripsikannya, hehe.. ) Best movie, best acting, best screen play, best artist.. ah! everything..  
"Nothings on earth can prepare you" 

3. Pretty Woman (1990)
 A very nice romantic film.. film ini punya ide cerita yang bagus banget. liat pemerannya aja udah deg-deg an.. apalagi liat filmnya, hehehe... two thumbs up!

2. Shakespeare In Love (1998)
Ah I looooooove this movie... baguuuuuuuuuus banget. "My lord" "My lady" huaaa.. entah kenapa suka banget sama panggilan kaya gtu.. indah gmanaaa gtu.. hehe... Film ini ppunya banyak quote lucu, bagus, plus romantis. Dengan latar belakang London abad ke 16, bikin film ini (beserta gaun-gaunnya) tambah romantissss....

1. Gone With the Wind (1939)

Breathtaking spectacle, inspired acting by the greatest cast ever assembled! The screen's most exciting love story! The most-talked about picture ever made! Fil ini tiada duanyaaaa.. keren banget.. Manipulatif woman, Cool Charming man.. beuhhhh.. 

Sebenernya pengen masukin beberapa film lagi. Tapi entahlah.. beberapa film yang menurut orang lain bagus keliatan biasa aja di gw... BEUHH.. (Gw nya aja kaga ngerti film) hahaha.. but at least, ini film2 yang bner-bener bikin jantung gw berhenti berdetak menadadak (halah) 
Klo ada yang belum ditonton, mending buruan ditonton deh.. ntar kehabisan diskon (Lu kira lag sale??)
lama-lama panas mata gw kebanyakan nonton... ckckck..