Friday, December 12, 2008

The Day The World Stool Still..a movie review

Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert
"The Day the Earth Stood Still need not have taken its title so seriously that the plot stands still along with it." more... (C)

Chicago TribuneMatt Pais
"Keanu's most bogus journey in years." more...(D+)

E! OnlineMatt Stevens
"...soulless, overblown extravaganza..." more... (C-)

Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman
"...plodding..." more...(C-)

Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt,
"Super-serious but very lame remake of a sci-fi classic." more... ( C)

OK..This is your catch..if the critic doesn't like it, it means its a great movie.. It was the day the cinema stood still right from the very first frame. At times you wont even wink.

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is a remake of a cult hit . There isn't much here you won't remember from the 1951 classic, even if you haven't seen it. What everyone knows is that a spaceship lands on Earth, a passenger named Klaatu steps out and is shot, and then a big metal man named Gort ( underwear maa) walks out and has rays shooting from its eyes, and the Army opens fire.

That movie is at No. 202 in IMDb's top 250. Its message, timely for the nuclear age, is that mankind would be exterminated if we didn't stop killing one another. The message of the 2008 version is that we should have voted for Al Gore. This didn't require Klaatu and Gort. That's what I'm here for. Actually, Klaatu is non-partisan and doesn't name names, but his message is clear: Planets capable of sustaining life are so rare that the aliens cannot allow us to destroy life on this one. So they'll have to kill us.

The mission of the movie is to connect with the alien vision which holds the mankind as the destroyers of this life sustaining planet. If you come out away..thinking about our role in pollution ; even for a second, then the movie had achieved its objective.

The director did a wonderful job when it comes to action scenes and its pretty convincing. For me this is one of the great movies of the year with an important message.
Verdict : A

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Help repair houses of poor, firms urged

KUANTAN: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is hoping the private sector will assist in financing repairs to houses belonging to the lower income group.“Bear in mind that the effort to solve this problem is also one of the criteria in jihad (holy war in Islam)”, he said.
Oh come on Najib, BN had been in power for all of 52 years in Pahang, and you had been The Menteri Besar before and now you are their MP for Pekan, yet to see such a dilapilated house at your own backyard is simply "funny" If helping the poor the is jihad, why didnt you do it to the utmost first, before wasting billions on purchassing submarine.
Now you go around telling private sector to help the poor while the ministers help themselves.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Landslide tragedy: 4 killed, one missing

A massive landslide at 4am today buried 14 bungalows in Bukit Antarabangsa, Hulu Klang. So far, four bodies have been recovered with only one missing as at 8.30pm...(Picture and News courtesy of Malaysiakini)

Now Read this : PM: No more hillside developments : Bkt Antarabangsa tragedy: The PM says all state governments must play their role to prevent tragedies such as the one in Bukit Antarabangsa. ( From Malaysiakini)

Well, This is the cruncher..

Just four days to the 15th anniversary of the Highland Towers tragedy, disaster again struck early this morning in Bukit Antarabangsa when a landslide killed at least four people, seven missing, 15 injured, 14 bungalows destroyed and 4,000 people evacuated from the area.

Parliament, when it reconvenes on Wednesday, should have an urgent debate on why no lessons have been learnt from the 1993 Highland Towers Tragedy which claimed 48 lives when its Condominium Block 1 collapsed so as to prevent the recurrence of today’s tragedy.

I still remember vividly the harrowing presence of former Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Musa Hitam, when I visited the Highland Towers Condominium collapse site in Ulu Klang on the night of 11th December 1993, as he lost his son Rashid Carlos who together with his wife Rozita perished in the tragedy.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) should also initiate an urgent inquiry as to why the relevant government authorities have failed to learn past disasters and tragedies...( by YB Lim Kit Siang.)

So what do you think? Yap ! Pak Lah is talking as if President George Bush and his Republican Party has been governing this country for the past 51 years.. and Barisan Nasional has nothing to do with at all..

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