Saturday, December 10, 2011
Forget his charms in Crazy Stupid Love or Drive. This is the real deal if you want more of Gosling's charismatic performance.
The Ides of March is about Steve (Gosling) who worked as a campaign officer for Senator Morris (George Clooney) in the upcoming Presidential election in US. Somehow he endured several events that challenged his credibility and loyalty to the campaign. Co-stars include Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and others.
A good politics-drama flick. Clear to digest and superb performance by Gosling. Oscar nomination for sure!!! I rated it 4/5 stars!
(that is his wife in the cover art. Damn... lovely supportive wife)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I've listened to it. Great! Love love the first track, I'm in Love With a Girl. Overall, this EP sounded country and not the usual DC tune. But it still rocks because it's goddamn Chris Carrabba!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Plot: It's about a married couple who went to an isolated island for a retreat because of a family tragedy. Then, they met a stranger on the island who was only making it the worst retreat ever for them.
Two things that seduced me to watch this; Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell. In the end, I am pretty disappointed. The story was there but it was poorly told. Twist after twist after twist didn't help too. No suspense at all. Maybe it is Cillian Murphy's worst character, so far? But Jamie Bell was quite edgy and great. 2.5/5 stars.
2. The Veteran
Plot: Ex-soldier came back from war and suddenly got involved in a hidden war at homeland.
Toby Kebbell was good but the movie was flat and boring. Uninspiring like other intelligence thrillers. 2/5 stars.
3. Another Earth
Plot: Ex-prisoner tried to 're-boot' her life by joining a contest which could won her a trip to another Earth. At the same time, she was seeking a hard way to apologize to the sole victim of her past mistake.
I love it!!! A sci-fi, but not really a sci-fi. There were more than that (I thought of last year's Monsters.) Brit Marling was excellent as Rhoda. Simple, terrifying and moving. Beautiful cinematography and score too. 4/5 stars!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
10. The Mars Volta (2011, HK)
9. MGMT (2011, Kiara Indoor Arena)
8. Jason Mraz (2009, Stadium Negara)
7. The Used (Rockaway Fest 2011, Bukit Jalil)
6. Incubus (2011, Stadium Negara)
5. Placebo (2010, KL Live)
4. Kasabian (MTV World Stage 2009, Sunway Lagoon)
3. Story Of The Year (Rockaway Fest 2011, Bukit Jalil)
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers (2011, HK)
1. Switchfoot (2007, KLCC)
Can't wait for next year's Rockaway Fest in Sept and Dashboard Confessional in Feb!
(credit to all who own the photos =) )
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
The Tree Of Life is not for everyone. I found it hard to understand or like it for the first hour. It's kinda like that colorful sequence in A Space Odyssey: 2001 but this time it ran an hour long. Endure it patiently or you might sleep or stop watching. But of course, if you're looking for visual treatment, you'll be fine.
Once the movie moved on to the scene of little Sean Penn was born, I sighed a relief. This is the part that moved the movie, in my opinion. It portrayed Brad Pitt's family, beautifully; emotions and all that. Jessica Chastain as Brad's wife and mother of the three children was so amazing. Her angelic face and charisma throughout the movie were believable and... unbelievable! The main story is about the eldest son's relationship with his father and how he lived through his adolescence years.
All in all, it's the balance of visual stuffs and the story itself. Yes i found it hard to understand at first but slowly, it turned out to be a beautiful watch. Be it for the eyes or movie goers. But not for the impatient ones.
Friday, September 23, 2011
It's an emo melo-drama about Will Ferrell's character who lost his job and on the verge of divorce all happened in a day. I found it quite interesting to see Will Ferrell could pull a non-comedic performance like in this. Swept away Ben Stiller (Greenberg) and Adam Sandler (Reign Over Me). Lots of business stuffs you can learn, too. 4/5 stars!
It's about Gil (Owen Wilson) visiting Paris with fiancee (Rachel McAdams) to find inspiration on his new novel. Then, crazy things happened to him at midnight. The movie was quite moving and entertaining. This is where you can find Carla Bruni, Pablo Picasso, T.S. Elliot, Michael Sheen, Loki, Marion Cotillard, F. Scott Fitzgerald, rhinos etc. all in one movie. And the ending was similar to 500 Days of Summer's. Tres Bien! 4/5 stars
Thursday, September 22, 2011
1. Panic! At The Disco - Mercenary (click for the song's preview on AltPress)
2. Coheed and Cambria - Deranged
3. The Duke Spirit - Creature
4. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Shadow On The Run
5. Blaqk Audio - Afterdark
6. The Raveonettes - Oh, Stranger
7. ††† (Crosses) - The Years
8. The Damned Things - Trophy Widow
9. Daughtry - Drown In You
10. The Boxer Rebellion - Losing You
11. Serj Tankian - Total Paranoia
*Bonus Collector’s Edition track
12. A Place to Bury Strangers - In The Shadow
The album will be released on October 4th, 2011. So gamers and fans... =)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This is one movie you should watch, guys! MUST WATCH!!!
The first half of the movie was heavy of family drama. But at the same time, it built up a perfect and strong foundation for the second half; the tournament and all those fighting and ass-kicking. So, everything is balanced here.
Play these 6 songs accordingly and you have a set of songs that could mess with your peace or menyemakkan lagi otak anda yang bercelaru. Or fit in perfectly when you speed-drive on the highway in the middle of the night. Enjoy=)
1. Kavinsky - Nightcall
This song was played during Drive's intro credit. Man, it was perfect! It set up the mood for the entire movie. Retro-style!
2. CSS - Art Bitch
These Brazilians' work will truly screw your head up.
3. Freeland - Wish I Was Here
Time for a breakdown. This might ease your otak celaru. A bit.
4. Psychic Babble - Five Fold Kiss (Don't Sleep)
Psychic Babble is Circa Survive's guitarist's side project. That explains the familiar sounds of CS.
5. Digitalism - Miami Showdown
The title itself describes the entire song.
6. Kings Of Leon - The End
This is the first song from their latest album but I put it in the end of this playlist as meant to be so, IMO. Driving blues listening to this.
Fasten your seat-belt first, mofos!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I blogged before about my life and my views on something, politics bla bla bla. But now I feel tired to post about that stuffs.
So, I dedicate this blog to all music listeners and movie-goers. This blog is just about music and movies (both are my life.) They are the ones that are keeping me sane and alive and kickin'. So why not I keep sharing these interests with all of you, like I did before. Will share with you new songs, bands, music videos, movie posters etc. And would review some new movies I've watched or album/CD. from time to time. And other shits...
Finally, I would like to announce that I'd changed the name of this blog from MyWasteland (now I'm older enough to realize it's such a kiddy blog name) to...
...DRIVE! Well, that's the movie which influenced me to blog again. Such a great movie (ryan Gosling, dude!) And it got cool soundtracks, 80s like, that you should hear sometimes. I will post about it later=)
Selamat Hari Malaysia =)