DT : daren & tiff

May 8, 2007

Christien New is in a New Movie – Jarum Halus

Filed under: DEETEE, Frens, Movie — delephant @ 8:59 am

About Me....¬†First of all … Christien is ON LINE! ūüôā

He’s got a new blog http://christiennew.blogspot.com

¬†I am glad that he’s working on his new Movie – Jarum Halus

¬†They are still at the shooting stage, and you can keep abreast with what’s happening from reading his blog. ūüôā Pretty interesting, as there are quite¬†a few shots taken behind the scenes.

JARUM HALUS is a movie based on the famous play “OTHELLO” but Jarum Halus is in a modern 2007 enviroment. Jarum Halus¬†is scheduled for screens at all GSC cinema around 6 September 2007. The other cool thing is that it will also be competiting in the Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival too.

Congrats Christien .. wishing you all the best in Jarum Halus!! When you get an Award … spend me dinner!:)

November 27, 2006

The Nativity Story – A must watch Movie for Christmas

Filed under: Christian, Daren, DEETEE, Movie — delephant @ 12:05 pm

 

The Nativity Story

 

Just read the reuters article (below)¬†on The Nativity Story. Sounds great, they even did the pre-screening at the Vatican, that’s a Big WOW!

I believe the story will show a more Biblical account on the life of Joseph & Mary, on the revelation they received and the struggles they had to go thru, when they journey to Bethlehem for the the Birth of Jesus. (It would be a rather accurate account of what happened, otherwise they would not have screened it at the Vatican).

I like the Teaser in the Trailer which states,

“A Mircale which will change the World”

I hope this Movie will make it to Malaysia, it will be screening in the US on 1 December 2006. I am sure the movie will bless many, give hope, encouragement and strength to many.

The Nativity Story

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – “The Nativity Story”, a Hollywood movie of the story of Mary and Joseph before the birth of Jesus, had its world premiere at the Vatican on Sunday and won strong praise from the man known as the “deputy pope”.

The audience of some 8,000 people who attended a benefit gala premiere in the Vatican’s vast Paul VI Hall broke into applause five times during the screening and again at the end. It was the first feature film to premiere at the Vatican.

“It is well done,” said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, who ranks second only to Pope Benedict in the Vatican hierarchy.

“It re-proposes this event which changed history with realism but also with a sense of great respect of the mystery of the nativity,” he told reporters afterwards. “It is a good cinematic event … the judgment is positive.”

The film stars 16-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes as the Virgin Mary. Castle-Hughes, an Academy Award nominee who rose to cinema fame in “Whale Rider”, is a New Zealander who is pregnant and unmarried in real life and did not attend the premiere.

Vatican officials have denied reports that the Pope did not attend the premiere because of the unwed pregnancy controversy. They said he never planned to attend because he is 79 and resting ahead of a difficult trip to Turkey starting on Tuesday.

The premiere was attended by Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, who was nominated for best supporting actress for her role in “House of Sand and Fog”. She plays the role of Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin and mother of John the Baptist.

It was also attended by Oscar Isaac, who plays Joseph, director Catherine Hardwicke (“Thirteen”, “Lords of Dogtown”) and writer Mike Rich (“The Rookie”, “Finding Forrester”).

ARDUOUS JOURNEY

The film, made by New Line Cinema, which opens worldwide on December 1, tells the story of Mary and Joseph’s arduous journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where it ends with the birth of Jesus.

It portrays Mary and Joseph as simple, poor Jews and realistically reconstructs villages in Biblical Israel.

Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, said the very few artistic liberties the film took with gospel accounts “do not harm the presentation of this sacred and unique story”.

He praised the film as a valid tool for religious education “because it introduces us to the mystery of the great gift of God”.

The stark simplicity of the film, made in southern Italy and Morocco, makes it very unlike the big blockbuster star-studded gospel stories of the 1950s and 1960s such as “King of Kings”, “The Ten Commandments”, and “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.

Following the release in 2004 of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, it also is the latest release marking a trend in the return of movies with religious themes, once a staple of big Hollywood productions decades ago.

Proceeds from the Vatican benefit premiere will go to the building of a school in the Galilee village of Mughar which will be attended by Druze, Christian and Muslim children.

The Holy Land village has been the scene fierce sectarian strife in the past. The school construction project is being coordinating by Cor Unum (One Heart), the Vatican’s charity arm.

 MOVIE POSTER : The Nativity Story

The Nativity StorySource : Reuters News

November 22, 2006

1st Local Chinese Film (Seed of Darkness) distributed by Columbia

Filed under: DEETEE, Frens, Movie — delephant @ 5:42 pm

seed-of-darkness.jpgA friend of mine, Oliver Lee, helped produced and edited Seed of Darkness. (previously known as Nephesh Seed) 

Its the first ever Local Chinese Film distributed by Columbia. Intresting cast which includes Miss Malaysia-Wong Sze Zen, Alvin Wong, Amber Chia, Vick Teo and others.

Although i am not a fan of Horror Movies, but i am fan to support friends. So here’s my bit in promoting this Movie on my Blog. Check out the Trailer below.

1st Local Chinese film to be distributed by an international distributor.

COLUMBIA PICTURES (BUENA VISTA)

Produced and Directed by Award winning film makers, Dream Image.

Lead Actress:- Wong Sze Zen (Miss Malaysia World 2003/2004), Alvin Wong (Best Actor in Malaysian Video Awards 2005, Acted in Commercials, and sitcoms like 3 girls 1 bed), Amber Chia, Vick Teo(Malaysian Idol 2003 2nd Runners Up).

Refer to www.seedofdarkness.com (updating soon) for more information.

Watch the Seed of Darkness Trailer below, or view it here 

November 7, 2006

Its Movie Movies MOVIES at Church!

Filed under: Christian, DEETEE, Events, GladTidings, Movie — delephant @ 6:31 pm

November is the Movie Month at Glad Tidings Revival Service (GTRS). YAY!

We will be watching some cool cool movies this month. Come and JOIN Us!

November is an exciting month¬†@ Glad Tidings Revival Service (GTRS) as we’ll be featuring three fantastic movies that will keep you biting your nails, and sitting at the edge of your seat! For every Saturday this month, we’ll be blessed with an awesome time of worship, an excellent¬†movie experience and a life-changing sharing of the Living Word!

So invite your friends, your family, your colleagues and join us for the screening of true life stories that will inspire and challenge your faith! See ya on Saturday! 

Nov 4, 2006 (Sat) – Movie Month @ GTRS: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Part I

Nov 11, 2006 (Sat) РMovie Month @ GTRS: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Part II
Synopsis:
Based on the true-life story of Gladys Aylward, who was rejected for missionary work due to her lack of formal education. Undeterred, she worked to earn the money for her passage to a remote village in China. There she wins over the villagers with her good works and friendly, humble approach. But the true test of her spirit and courage comes when the country is invaded by Japan and 100 Chinese orphans turn to her to save their lives.

Nov 18, 2006 (Sat) – Movie Month @ GTRS: The Second Chance
Synopsis:
Ethan Jenkins and Jake Sanders are pastors who come from very different backgrounds. White and well-to-do Ethan is comfortable in his music ministry at media-savvy suburban mega-church The Rock; Jake is a street-smart African-American who ministers to the gang members, teen mothers, and drug addicts of the urban Second Chance. When the two men are suddenly thrown together in a tough neighborhood and forced to work side by side, Ethan discovers there is no boundary between the streets and the sanctuary. But can the faith these two men share overcome the prejudices that divide them to give themselves and a struggling urban church a second chance?

Nov 25, 2006 – Movie Month @ GTRS: The End of the Spear
Synopsis:
The Christian docudrama recounts with spiritual breathlessness the circumstances surrounding the real-life killings of five missionaries at the hands of a violent indigenous Amazon tribe known as the Waodani in Ecuador in 1956. Despite the Waodani’s relentless spear-hurling warfare, the widows of the missionaries boldly and beatifically carry the torch of evangelizing to the Waodani tribe. A passion that¬†sees¬†a time where the tribe’s born-again warriors symbolically end the spearing war, and a time of forgiveness is at hand.

October 25, 2006

Open Season was Hillarious

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, Fun, Movie, Tiff — delephant @ 12:02 am

Open Season

Martin Lawrence is the voice of Boog, a grizzly bear, and Ashton Kutcher is the voice of Elliot, a scrawny one-horned mule deer, in “Open Season”.

WE had a great time today watching Open Season. It was Hillarious. The voice of Marin & Ashton were just a great combination. The Script was pretty lame at times, but the antics and the wit and retorts were just just great.

The characters of Boog & Elliot were an amazing combination. A bear & a deer?! But it worked reeeely well. The other characters …. the Squirrels … the Porcupine (which keeps saying BUDDY) and the rest just help fill up the rest of the show. I won’t be surprise if an Open Season 2 or sequel comes out.

Open SeasonPity the bunnies, their poor sacrifices as being the “scape goat” for every tests and activity that was done in the movie. But it was really funny. U’ll know what i mean, when u go watch it.

U want a no brainer movie and just wanna laugh it all ….. go check out OPEN SEASON!

Open Season

Official Web Page : http://www.openseason.com

Open Season Trailers : http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/open_season/

MOVIE SYNOPSIS

In “Open Season,” a grizzly bear named Boog (voice of Martin Lawrence) has a sweet set-up in the town of Timberline.

He lives in the garage of a nice young ranger named Beth (Debra Messing), who adopted him years before. She’s provided him with a bed, a personalized food bowl, a TV and a nighttime ritual capped by “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” song.¬†

One day, after Beth and Boog have done their little song-and-dance act for the tourists, Boog frees a deer named Elliot (Ashton Kutcher) who’s lashed to the hood of a hunter’s truck. He may be missing an antler, but it turns out he’s not dead, and he later looks up Boog and entices him outside.

The promise of a candy bar, or many candy bars, gets Boog to a local store where the pair make a monumental mess. When Boog, virtually drunk on junk food, is brought home, Beth scolds, “You know what sugar does to you.”

After another mishap, Beth decides that perhaps it’s time to relocate Boog to the wild. Dropped into the pristine middle of nowhere, the bear and the buck encounter a forest full of animals, from hostile squirrels to hide-happy hunters, as the pals try to find their way home.

In this year of animated movies, parents and children have played Goldilocks as they’ve found some too long (“Cars”), too scary (for the very young, “Monster House”), too distracting (those udders in “Barnyard) or too derivative (“The Wild”), with only a few that were just right, such as “Over the Hedge” and “The Ant Bully.”

“Open Season” has a couple of lines designed to tickle adults — an animal sampling coffee, a bear looking for a nice indoor bathroom, a joke about squirrels and acorns — and an appreciation for the old-fashioned artistic style of the late Eyvind Earle, but it’s mainly aimed at the younger set. The tone is generally gentle, except for some over-the-top explosions.

Open Season

July 11, 2006

Superman Returns …. interesting sub-themes

Filed under: Daren, DEETEE, Fun, Movie — delephant @ 8:33 am

Superman Logo

We watched Superman Returns over the weekend. It was actually very entertaining and the two hours passed pretty fast. It wasn’t like King Kong… where i was looking at the watch.. errrr when will this end. It was more like whooosh… the time just flew and the story was really entertaining.

But that’s not the reason for this blog. You can watch it and find it entertaining too.

Superman

After the movie….. we kept going like this:

I think the movie director or script writer was a Christian or whether it was intentionally put in or unintentionally put in… cos the words the themes that was runned in the background of the movie was like this.

  • The World needs a Savior (but of course they were refering to superman in the movie, but the term savior was used … not a commonly used term for a super hero!)
  • A lot of innuendo of “the Father and the Son”
  • Then the scene of Superman in the hospital was similarly drawn to the story of¬†Jesus in the ¬†Tomb, on who went in to visit him and how the others found it later (can’t reveal too much, it may spoil your movie experience)
  • and some others …..

Let me know if you feel the same after watching the movie. No doubt very entertaining. The best scene was when Superman saves the Boeing 777 plane … really great effects there. Was trying to find the pic… but can’t seem to locate it on Google Images and on their main site. Anyway.. watch out for it!

Superman¬†– they even put in a lame script in the middle of the movie. Is it a bird, is it a plane? no its superman! ūüôā

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