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The Host

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I just had a movie night with one of my girl friends. We watched The Host. It wasn’t planned and we weren’t expecting anything. We just hope that the name Stephanie Meyer would give us at the very least not a disappointment. It actually quite nice, so Stephanie.

And I had an instant crush with Jared Howe the lead male character despite a complete shock of female faces there.

At first, the story was kinda sci-fi with sleek shiny silvers cars, motorbikes and coppers, clothes (white actually, not silver), eyes (yes eyes!) and aliens. Then it became kinda horror where the female characther had voices in her head. And it could even control some of her (the host) actions (hands, feets, etc).

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March 29, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Mr. Monk and His Badge

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One of the surprises I got for my last Christmas holiday came from my cable TV provider, Indovision, they gave a free trial for some channels. One of the channels was Universal Channel. Yay! My TV package did not include Universal Channel hence I was so happy because I can watch Monk and Criminal Minds.

Mr Monk

Just now, I watched some of Monk episodes. I forgot the title but I made my own, Mr Monk and his badge. Mr Monk was a detective in San Fransisco Police Department. Oh! San Fransisco is a must see place. So beautiful! Anyway, He got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when his wife Trudy (SFPD Captain’s sister) died in a car accident. Then he had to rely on his assistant and therapist to survive. He was good in solving murder problems that the PD hired him as a freelance consultant. But his all time dream was to get the gun and the badge and get back to the force.

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Hugo

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“Listen to me! Please! Please! Listen to me! You don’t understand! You have to let me go! I don’t understand, why my father died! Why I’m alone! This is my only chance, to work. You should understand!”

126 minutes movie, and 15 seconds scene sum it up. That was it. That was the moment when you held you breath and sank into a truth that a good movie delivered. A moment where I can identify myself with the character. A moment  where I blended in. Indeed, what Hugo just said was something that we all wanted to shout out. That I wanted to shout out. I really do not understand. I don’t understand why my mum died. I don’t understand why I am alone. And so many “I don’t understand” that I want to shout out. Unfortunately, I am not sure whether I understand how I should “work”. I cannot confidently continue my “I don’t understand” sentences with Hugo’s “This is my only chance to work.” And that brings me a deep sigh. Those are questions answered only through death.

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April 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

To agree to disagree on red velvet cake

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“Life’s all about moments of impact and how they change our lives forever. But what if one day you could no longer remember any of them?”

I guess this is my first movie in this year. And I am very lucky to have this movie played in my country. I watched it with my friend and I did not have any expectation. In fact, I was not expecting a good movie. I kinda recognize the actress, but I cannot grab it from my memory.

It was The Vow. Have you watch it?

It was actually a true life inspired movie. A type of movie that I always avoid. Why? well, simply because my life is complicated enough without trying to understand other people’s lives. But this time I spare my own illogical reasons for the sake of  my friend who was asking for movie. And as I recall, I had not been in a theater for quite some time. And between other movies played, it seemed a good movie to watch.

And it was.

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February 16, 2012 at 10:59 PM

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From Shaolin to Burlesque.

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~The lame yet handsome Tourist got stung by the green hornet simply bcoz he waited for the King’s Speech in the Shaolin temple right before visiting Burlesque~

Here’s another movie log. The first of this year. I read my last year movie log (ping back to movie log) just now and decided to note down some appreciation of some more movies. I, unlike some other people I know, proudly declare that I’m just a pathetic Hollywood Movies.

1. Green Hornet
Platinum Screen, Margo City Depok, Saturday Feb 26th 2011. Me and Wati.

Almost a green bee! Thank God they did not put a green bee as the title, such a turn off. I never read the comic nor the review of this movie before, just like any other movie that I watched. I just knew that some of my friends said that it’s a pleasant movie, as in, an entertaining one. So, Read the rest of this entry »

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March 8, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Friends ^^

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Yeehaw…one thing you don’t want to miss in a holiday is great friends. And I know, I am sooooo lucky to have great friends 🙂

Looking up

Looking Up

Friends help us to look up where we can see that there’s sovereign God who control every seconds of our lives. They help us to look up when we constantly look down.

Looking Down

Looking Down

Friends help us to look down. When life course fly us so high and we tend to forget all things that brought us up. Friends take us to look down and realize that it’s only because of God’s loving grace. And who might guess, you might even standing on the best photo spot 🙂

Looking Elsewhere

Looking Elsewhere

Friends help us to look elsewhere, especially regarding in finding handsome hunk and pretty gal 🙂 They make us smile in the quest of finding right one even though the quest almost break us down. Heyya, remember, you’ve got a friend!

Looking at the camera

Looking at the camera

And, always of course, friends help us to look at the camera. yeah… friends do that. They make us give our best smile, and SMILE!

Thanks to Tri, Diana, Mely and Sely. Hope to have another great time with you all 🙂

Written by vallaura

September 21, 2010 at 2:56 PM

SHREK Forever After

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hey, you all might want to check this one out. I kinda try to make a review… and Shrek is my first project. here if you have time 🙂 really appreciate it!

Film yang cukup dinanti-nantikan para movie mania mungkin adalaha film SHREK Forever and After. Bagaimana tidak, konon kabarnya, ini sekuel terakhir dari film yang bisa membuat penonton tertawa sepanjang film. Apalagi bila kawan semua sudah mengikuti ketiga sekuel sebelumnya, sepertinya ini adalah film yang must-watch!
Sejujurnya saya bukan tipe penyuka Ogre. Mahluk hijau ini punya konotasi kurang baik pada kisah-kisah fairy tales yang saya pernah baca atau tonton. Ogre didefinisikan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ogre) sebagai berparas manusia yang besar, kejam dan buruk rupa.
Film ini diawali oleh Shrek (Ogre) yang terjebak dalam kehidupannya yang membosankan. Ketika semua orang melihat Shrek memiliki semua yang orang impikan, Shrek merasa tidak puas dengan hidupnya. Ia merasa kehebatannya sebagai Ogre redup karena sekarang ia hidup mengurusi ketiga anaknya dan melakukan rutinitas hidup berrumah tangga. Ia mendambakan menjadi Ogre tanpa ada ikatan (dengan istri dan anak) dan bebas dari tanggung jawab yang harus ia pikul sekarang. Ia mendambakan sehari menjadi Ogre yang seperti dulu, yang hebat, ditakuti orang dan bebas. Dalam ketidak puasannya terhadap hidupnya, tanpa berpikir panjang, ia menandatangani perjanjian dengan Rumpelstiltskin, seorang yang sifatnya jahat dan licik, yang selalu berusaha menjebak orang dalam perjanjian-perjanjian mistis.
[Ketika tiba di bagian ini, saya sempat teringat pada kisah Esau yang menjual hak kesulungannya demi semangkuk kacang merah. Tanpa berpikir panjang, hal-hal yang merupakan penting dan berharga dalam hidup rela ia tinggalkan demi hal-hal yang merupakan kesenangan semu.]
Benar saja, pada awalnya Shrek sangat menikmati hasil dari perjanjian dengan Rumpelstiltskin, seperti impian jadi kenyataan, tapi kemudian, ia menyadari bahwa ada yang hilang dalam hidupnya, ada yang berubah. Rumpelstiltskin membuat kehidupan Shrek berubah, karena perjanjian itu, Shrek tidak pernah mengenal Puttri Fiona, mereka tidak pernah bertemu, jatuh cinta, menikah, dan memiliki ketiga anak yang lucu. Ketika menyadari ini, Shrek pun menyesal dan menginginkan kehidupan lamanya. Ah…cerita klasik. Berapa sering kita tidak pernah menyadari bahwa kita beruntung, sampai keberuntungan itu hilang. We never know how precious they are, until they are all gone.
Beruntung kisah Shrek, tidak selesai sampai disini. Kisahnya masih berlanjut, ia berjuang untuk mendapatkan kembali kebahagiaanya, bersama dengan para sahabat, ia berjuang untuk hal-hal yang paling berharga dalam hidupnya ini. Ah, sahabat, betapa berharganya mereka. Bahkan ketika hidup terasa menggilas, uluran tangan sahabat merupakan sebuah penyegaran yang luar biasa. Film ini berakhir bahagia, Shrek kembali hidup berbahagia dengan Putri Fionda dan ketiga anak-anaknya. Perjanjian dibatalkan dan semua kembali seperti sedia kala. Sesuatu hal yang hanya terjadi di film.
Kawan, didalam hidup seringkali kita merasa seperti Shrek. Tidak pernah merasa puas dengan apa yang kita miliki. Iri terhadap kehidupan orang lain. Tapi belajar dari film ini, mari kita mencoba mensyukuri yang Tuhan berikan kepada kita. Tuhan tahu yang terbaik untuk kita, kita perlu untuk terus percaya bahwa apa yang kita miliki sekarang adalah yang terbaik yang Tuhan berikan. Juga, syukuri dan peliharalah para sahabat, karena merekalah yang sering kali tanpa kita sadari selalu ada ketika orang lain tidak ada. Perwujudan kasih Allah yg nyata terpancar dari kasih para sahabat yang Dia berikan untuk kita miliki. Dan terakhir, pastikan semua tindakan dilandasi dalam doa dan penuh keyakinan pada pemeliharaan Tuhan. Hidup kita bukanlah film, yang didalamnya waktu bisa diputar kembali, perjanjian dan perbuatan bisa dibatalkan. Tidak, hidup kita bukanlah film. Setiap tindakan memiliki konsekuensi. Kita harus terus belajar berhikmat dan bijak dalam mengambil keputusan. Terdengar sulit? Enggak kog, Amsal 3:5-6 “Percayalah kepada TUHAN dengan segenap hatimu, dan janganlah bersandar kepada pengertianmu sendiri. Akuilah Dia dalam segala lakumu, maka Ia akan meluruskan jalanmu.” Selamat mensyukuri hidup! Right now, Forever and After…
Tuhan memberkati.

Written by vallaura

June 2, 2010 at 7:41 PM

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