Friday, 28 November 2008

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Brain... Melting... Wake Me When Twilight Ends.



Twilight.
Not a review.
Brain... Melting...
Turning... into... mush...
Can... feel... Cells... dying..
The agony! The pain!!!!
AIEEEEE!
Urk.



Ahem.
Are you female, and 16 or below?
Do you like stuff like High School Musical and Sweet Valley High?
Then you'll love this.
Otherwise, for the love of Dracula...
STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THIS.
Unless you want your brain to melt as well.
Spent more time rolling my eyes than watching it.
NO WAY IN HELL am I reading the book now.



Someone please slap that Edward guy.
Almost as kayu as Anakin Skywalker,
Who at least had a cool lightsabre.
Edward doesn't have the force,
But he could probably emo people to death.
Oh wait, he's "impossibly strong and fast" too.
Doesn't excuse the fact that he can't act though.



Oh, And if you thought Anakin's lines were bad,
You ain't seen this movie yet.
"You're impossibly fast and strong" (gee whiz, you think so?)
"I'd rather die than to stay away from you." (*rolls eyes*)
And the best...
"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb." (and the reply... wait for it...)
"What a stupid lamb." (*brain melts into bubbling pool of fluid*)



Ok fine, I thought that Carlisle daddy vamp was cool.
Kinda like Bruce Wayne in a way,
Cool, calm, and waaaaay whiter.
Doesn't turn into a bat though. Damn.
And the baseball game was cool.
Though that was probably just the Muse song.
(Speaking of which, Thom Yorke ought to go kill himself)
(For allowing 15 Step to be in the movie)



Want a REAL, ADULT vampire flick?
Go watch True Blood.
Now THAT'S what I call a REAL blood-sucking show.
With lots of sex and violence,
AND Vampires doing more than just emo.
And best of all...
The True Blood vamps don't bloody SPARKLE.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

MUSICLARITY: A Fairytale Killer Third Album



Nope, no Jiwang Tuesday post today. Don't feel very jiwang today, sorry. Haha.

Anyway, I reckon I'm one of a very rare few who actually thought the Killer's second album, Sam's Town was an improvement over Hot Fuss (with the exception of that brilliant, brilliant Mr. Brightside, of course); even though I kinda DID like some tracks in Hot Fuss as well. For me, Day & Age is kinda like a melding of both album's styles, resulting in an album that combines the catchiness of with the Americana ambition of Sam's Town. And I LIKE IT.

I've been rather fascinated by the new album since last week when I er... acquired it, and I think it's very much worth getting the CD for. If not for the music, then for the distractingly fascinating and colourful album cover. I'm a sucker for nice looking album covers, ok?

The music's not bad either. My favorite's so far are the first three - Losing Touch, Human and Spaceman; and This Is Your Life. But the cream of the crop has to be A Dustland Fairytale, which to me is a great combination of entertaining lyrics, a catchy tune, as well as the perfect mixture of Hot-Fuss-Killers and Sam's-Town-Killers. So... here ya go!

Acquisitions:
Killers, The - A Dustland Fairytale
(From Day & Age)


DISCLAIMER: All the mp3s available here are for sampling purposes only. So don't be an irresponsible pirate - if you really like the songs, be sure to buy the album also, ok? BTW, if you have a problem with the mp3s I've listed on the blog and want me to take them down, please email me at eyeriz@gmail.com, and I'll remove it at once.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Bolt Ain't Pixar, But It's Pretty Damn Close.



Bolt.
Not a Review
Pretty damn good, for a non-Pixar movie.
Though John Lasseter IS the executive producer...
It's WAY better than Madagahgah 2.
And arguably as good as Kungfu Panda.
I liked it more than the panda, actually.
But no, it is NOT better than WALL-E.
NO WAY, JOS-E.



Dog lovers will love it.
Bolt is damn cute.
Like, you just wanna pick him up and hug him kinda cute.
And none of that Madagascar walking on two feet nonsense.
He's a DOG, and he acts like one.
Ok, so he's a SUPERDOG that's not a Superdog,
But you get the point.



There's also a cat,
Some bloody great pigeons,
And a bloody hamster.
Yes, a HAMSTER. In a BALL.
Don't ask.
And the question I kept asking myself was...
How the HELL does the hamster keep up with everyone???



Story-wise... oklor.
A lot more emphasis on story,
Less on stupid slapstick set-pieces.
A lot more AWWWWW...
And a lot less WTF IS THIS SHIT?
Much better than any Disney cartoon in the past... FIVE years.
And I'm talking NON-Pixar ok?



There's a bit of Toy Story,
A bit of Homeward Bound,
Even a bit of The Truman Show.
But most of all, a lot of heart.
Yup, the Pixar connection seems to be paying off,
(More than just that 'This is how you blew Nemo!' line)
For Disney that is.
Now, bring on UP!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Eyeris Disappears Again...


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Dexter is Awesome, Chuck is Great, and The Heroes Suck.

Following up on my comment on Shaolin Tiger's post on the TV shows he's watching, I figured I might as well do a post of my own about the shows I'm watching right now.

You see, I'm watching so many shows right now it's not even funny anymore, and I haven't even included the three CSIs in the list below....

Anyway, here's a recap of what I think about the current TV season so far...


Must Watch:
  • Dexter (Season 3) - This, IMHO, is currently THE BEST show currently on air . Go bloody watch it already.
  • Life (Season 2) - How much more do I have to gush about this show to convince you to go watch it???
  • Chuck (Season 2) -I don't care how flippant or frivolous it is, this is bloody entertaining. And that theme song is probably the most catchy among ALL the new shows currently.
  • The Mentalist (Season 1) - I thought the first episode was a bit disappointing, but after that it gets better and better.
  • True Blood (Season 1) - I can't watch too many episodes at one go because I can't stand too many hours of all those Southern accents, but this IS good shit.




Great but not MUST Watch
  • House MD (Season 5) - It's HOUSE. EVERYONE loves House. This season is a bit more formulaic than the previous one, but Hugh Laurie still makes this a damn good watch.
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season 2) - I don't care what everyone else says, I still love this show. It's losing some steam right now, probably because the ideas are running out, but I'll still watch it to the very end...
  • Mad Men (Season 2) - This is a bloody good show (it's created by the creator of The Sopranos after all), but too much of the sexism and old-fashion-ness of the 60's can get on my nerves sometimes.
  • Californication (Season 2) - Most warped, funny and sex-filled half hour you'll get on TV right now.


Not Essential But Fun to Watch
  • Bones (Season 4) - I'll admit it, some of the cast IS getting on my nerves, but then I see Tamara Taylor and I then I start to melt again... sigh... hehe.
  • My Own Worst Enemy (Season 1) - Christian Slater as an assassin with a dual personality is great to watch. Don't know how long they can keep finding new things for him to get into, but it's been a great ride so far.
  • Pushing Daisies (Season 2) - Watch only if you can stand its saccharine sweetness throughout the entire show. It's a little weird and illogical, but it's damn bloody entertaining.


Promising But Slightly Ultimately Disappointing
  • Fringe (Season 1) - Like a commentor of ST's blog said, it's X-Files Lite. Some aspects of it is promising (like the Observer guy), and John Noble is brilliant; but it tries too hard to be taken seriously sometimes, and that snarky young guy is just annoying.
  • Heroes (Season 3) - Going up and down faster than a yo-yo on speed, this season has been brilliant at some points, and godawful at others. And someone bloody kill Mohinder already.

Watch At Your Own Risk
  • Knight Rider (Season 1) - I can't decide whether its the lousy acting, the deliberate cheesienest or the lousy stories that makes this so bad. Even KITT the car isn't that great.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

MUSICLARITY: Jiwang Tuesday #2 (The One With Ella In a Pesta)

For this second edition of Jiwang Tuesday, we revisit the heydey of Malaysia's very own Queen of Rock, who I will always remember for screaming "Are you enjoy??" during her shows.

But whatever. I reckon Ella's most popular and recognizable songs has to be Sembilu, and the song I'm posting here, Layar Impian. Not that I've heard that many of her songs, that is, so if you think she has better songs that need knowing about, feel free to send them to me.

I'll probably post more of her songs down the road, but for now, I wanna talk about Layar Impian.

I always thought it it meant 'Dreams Sail', but come to think of it, and after scrutinizing the lirik-lirik for a bit, I realized the 'layar' probably means 'film' more than 'sail'. Which would mean 'Layar Impian' is a 'Film of Dreams'. Or does 'Impian' mean 'Wish'? Oh whatever. There's a reason why I don't write in Malay.

Anyway, Layar Impian was one of my favorite Malay songs ever, purely because it IS a great song. The melody is catchy and coupled with lirik-lirik like "bisa ku zahirkan jadi lukisan yang menarik' which just roll off your tongue when you sing 'em, makes this a very good jiwang song to sing.

So yeah, here is Ella's Layar Impian for your acquisition pleasure. So... are you enjoys?


Acquisition: Ella - Layar Impian


DISCLAIMER: All the mp3s available here are for sampling purposes only. So don't be an irresponsible pirate - if you really like the songs, be sure to buy the album also, ok? BTW, if you have a problem with the mp3s I've listed on the blog and want me to take them down, please email me at eyeriz@gmail.com, and I'll remove it at once.


Previous Jiwang Tuesday post:

Monday, 17 November 2008

The Colours Of Siti Khatijah



Thursday, 13 November 2008

I Bow Down To Your Supreme Intellectualism, Oh Great Defender of The Watchmen

Indeed! What's also sublimely stupid is a story like this one, where the writer clearly has no clue what Watchmen is really about, but is lobotomized by popular opinion enough to quote a million other hive-minded, so-called comic book fans in saying that the uniqueness of Watchmen is that it "is best-known for deconstructing the myth of superheroes, portraying them as people with flaws and weaknesses."
- excerpt from a highly intellectual film blog



Oh, how stupid I was, to think that such a complex story like Watchmen could be digested into a mere sentence. Oh, how clueless I was to think that merely reading it several times qualifies me to talk about the great book. Oh, how blinded I was by the simple pleasures of seeing a beloved text come to life on the big screen. Oh, how silly I was to hope that more people would be introduced to the wondrous tome that is Watchmen.

I bow down to your supreme wisdom. You have every right to slam the movie, and my description of it. YOU should have written the story, and give the movie the slamming it deserves, and made sure that no one watches it. And of course, educate the public on the wonderful and intricate complexities of the Great Tome. It's not just a comic book after all, right?

Besides, what is the point of simplifying the plot of a complex tome like Watchmen so that people who knew NOTHING about it could at least get a vague idea of what it is all about, and maybe, just maybe be interested enough to go get the book, or at the very least, watch the movie?

Of course not, who am I to let these ignorant numbskulls in, those who who did not know anything about His Hairyness The Great Alan Moore, and introduce them to his wonderfully intellectual stories?

No, his stories and books are only reserved for high-brow intellectuals such as yourself, who can read them, analyze and then be self-satisfied in your own incredible intellectualism and ability to read between the lines and read the mind of the Great Alan Moore. You are much, much better than us mere peasants after all, right?

Oh, woe to us who go to movies merely to be entertained, to be awed by simple pleasures like pretty girls and stunning special effects. Oh, how will we ever compare to you, who are so high on your pedestal of superiority, able to enjoy the complexities of obscure Hungarian art films.

Oh, how stupid I am to be such big fans of commercial crap like Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, and *gasp* WALL-E; failing to see that they are mere tools to sell merchandise to suckers like me, and don't hold a candle to superior works like Miyazaki's (whose Totoro dolls only grace the shelves in specialty shops, and not mass market crap stores like Toys 'R Us).

Who am I kidding? OF COURSE you think everyone else is stupid, and anyone who does not agree with your oh-so-intellectual highbrow artsy opinions are ALWAYS inferior to you. We are, after all, mere peons who are fascinated by mere shiny stones, pretty effects and the general 'coolness' of things. We lack the intellectual capacity to be awed by subtle references to much more profound subjects.

I bow down to your superiority, oh wise one. Please guide us through the temptations of next year's Watchmen movie, and help us see the error of our ways.

But I'm not giving up that Rorschach action figure though. No siree.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Holy Badass Posters, Watchman!

Holy Alan Moore in a barbershop..... Not one... not two... but SIX FREAKING NEW WATCHMEN POSTERS!!!

I WAAAAAAANT!!!!!!



Ooooh... nice er... behind. Hur hur.



Face? What face? Check out the grappling hook gun!



He looks like Robin from Batman & Robin. All that's missing are the plastic nipples...



Where's his beer gut?



Why so blue? :D



Lighting your cigar with a flamethrower? Now THAT is BADASS.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

How to Get a Fake MC: A Poetic, Expert Guide

When you don't want to be a good little worker,
then get your ass down to the nearest doctor,
Cos when you feeling downright lazy;
There's nothing better than a good ol' fake MC.

Put on your best sore throat voice,
And tell your boss you don't have a choice;
You have to call in sick today, tomorrow maybe
Cos your tummy did not agree with last night's Indomie.

It doesn't matter that you're healthy as a horse,
Nor that your throat isn't very hoarse.
It doesn't matter that your nose isn't running away,
Or you didn't even eat Indomie yesterday.

Now, conning your boss is the easy part,
Especially if he's the sort with a kind heart;
Now you need to try to convince the doctor,
That you really ARE coming down with a fever.

You won't get an MC with just a mere flu,
The doctor won't even want to layan you.
And good luck pretending you have a fever,
He'll call your bluff with one look at the thermometer.

The easiest sickness to fake is an ache in the tummy,
Just hold your abdomen and whine like a sick puppy.
Or failing that, a migraine's always worth a try,
Just pretend the head aches so much that you could cry.

After the doctor is convinced that you are really sick,
Don't drop the act or he'll get suspicious real quick.
Wait until the nurse hands you your meds and MC,
THEN you can start cackling with glee.

And that in a nutshell is how you get a fake MC,
But please use these tips more sparingly.
Cos you take a risk each time you ponteng,
So don't overdo it or you'll become sotong goreng.

MUSICLARITY: Jiwang Tuesday #1 (The One With Budi Weather)

Welcome to the first ever installment of Eyeris' Jiwang Tuesday!

I got the idea for posting old Malay songs that I really like after spending the entire day going through my playlists and listening to songs by Ella, Search, Wings, Iklim and so on. It eventually got on my nerves and I had to cleanse the jiwang-ness by listening to some happy Ting Tings, but not before I got the idea for Jiwang Tuesdays.

(To those who don't know what 'jiwang' means, think of it as emo music + 80's hair rock, all sung, or rather, screeched in Malay. haha)

I personally feel that Jiwang Mat Rock music should be named an all new music genre in its own right. Come on, what other kind of music can you get a combination of cheesy 80's rock, screeching vocals, and emo songs all in one? The best jiwang bands, like Search or Wings, can screech their lirik-lirik to high heavens, and still sound more emo than Fall Down Boy, Panic at the Ptuisco, Onenaberepublic and Simple Pain all rolled into one.

And admit it, you may find these songs cheesy, but they are still as nostalgic as hell, right?

Anyway, I'm not going to limit this series to just jiwang rock music though, but any Malay songs I like that I can get my hands on. So if you have any Malay songs on mp3 that you may have that you feel I should feature, by all means please email them to me. I'm especially looking for those by Spring, Fotograf, Ella, Slam and Wings, so if you have them, please send them, kthxba

But I draw the line at Mawi. Even Jiwang Tuesdays must have standards, ok.

At first I considered starting off this series with Search's Isabella, because really, you can't get more jiwang than that bloody song. But decided to leave it for later because I really really can't stand that song. Haha.

Instead, the first Jiwang Tuesday post will feature a song that I consider one of my favorite Malay songs EVER - Iklim's Budi.

Most people have heard of Iklim through that Suci Dalam Debu song (which is also damn bloody jiwang), but for me, Budi is probably their most jiwang song EVER. It's damn bloody hard to sing unless you scream your lungs out, but isn't that the mark of all classic jiwang songs? And I have to say, the tune, the lirik-lirik, and the melody of the song is just great, especially the bloody chorus, which I can never get enough of.

If I have a complaint about this song, it's that it's too bloody short, what with the second repeated chorus fading out after like, two lines. WTF. The fella who decided to do the fade deserves to be shot for cutting the song so short. But what the hell. It's still one heck of a jiwang song.


Acquisition: Iklim - Budi


DISCLAIMER: All the mp3s available here are for sampling purposes only. So don't be an irresponsible pirate - if you really like the songs, be sure to buy the album also, ok? BTW, if you have a problem with the mp3s I've listed on the blog and want me to take them down, please email me at eyeriz@gmail.com, and I'll remove it at once.

Monday, 10 November 2008

The Only Way Is Up, Carl Fredicksen!

This is Carl Fredricksen.



This is Carl Fredricksen's house.



This is Carl Fredricksen's house, growing balloons out of its roof.



This is Carl Fredricksen's house flying.



This is Carl Fredricksen being very happy that his house can fly.



This is Carl Fredricksen discovering a stowaway.



This is Carl Fredricksen's house flying some more.



This is Carl Fredricksen's movie.



Click on the image above or HERE to see the teaser trailer for Carl Fredricksen's movie.

And this is me, boldly predicting that Carl Fredricksen's movie will be my favorite movie for 2009. Like I said, the only way for Pixar to go after WALL-E is UP!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Autobots, Transform and SELL OUT!

How low can the Transformers franchise go?

THIS low, apparently:



Intorducing the Mickey Mouse Transformer, the ultimate sellout in Transformers-land. What next, a Donald Duck Megatron? A Goofy Starscream? A Winnie The Pooh Bumblebee? How about a nice litte Pluto Ravage to go along with everything?

But then again, that DOES look kinda nifty....Ok, I want one. Ehehe.

Friday, 7 November 2008

An Anti-Social Filler Movie Poster Post I can't Even Be Bothered to Think Up a Witty Title For.

I'm feeling anti-social today. Looking someone to be anti-social with is hard. And it's hard to blog when you're feeling anti-social. So I won't. Much anyway.

So here are some new posters I really like:



CORALINE! GAIMAN! WHEE! Gimme gimme gimme!

And I like this one, that would fit in just fine inside my apartment...



I like the way they used the 40-Year-Old Virgin poster and the Vader helmet.

Ok, back to being anti-social.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

RIP: Michael Crichton, Dinosaur Park-writer & Clooney Star-maker




R.I.P.
Michael Crichton
(1942-2008)


However hard I thought, I really don't have a single thing to say about Michael Crichton's books other than The Lost World was a pretty good read, and that I've never really known the correct way to say his name (it's apparently pronounced 'kari-ton', not 'kreech-ton').

But his death DID come as a bit of a shock when I came across it nestled amongst the overwhelming pile of Obama-related headlines on CNN.

Really, I can't say Michael Crichton was my favorite author. In fact, he is one author whose books I hated even more than Tom Clancy or Dan Brown's. To tell the truth, Crichton's so-called 'memoirs' Travels holds the distinction of being the book I HATE the most EVER. And let's not even go into his 'opinions' about global warming and so on.

But like it or not, he DID contribute a fair bit to pop culture, thanks to Jurassic Park, The Lost World and ER. And The Lost World IS a pretty darn good read.

So rest in peace, Michael Crichton, Clooney Star-maker, Dinosaur Park-Maker, Global Unwarmer. May George remember you for making him a star.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

MUSICLARITY: Obamerica..... Fuck Yeah!!!!

This just in....

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States Of America!



(image taken from http://www.alexrossart.com)


FUCK YEAH!!!!!!

PS:... I wonder how long it'll take before the good feeling wears off and people all over the world start hating Americans again. LOL



Acquisations: OST Team America: World Police - America, Fuck Yeah!


DISCLAIMER: All the mp3s available here are for sampling purposes only. So don't be an irresponsible pirate - if you really like the songs, be sure to buy the album also, ok? BTW, if you have a problem with the mp3s I've listed on the blog and want me to take them down, please email me at eyeriz@gmail.com, and I'll remove it at once.

MUSICLARITY: Scream and March Along With Hari Hijau

Note: I'd prepared two music posts for the US Presidential elections - the America, Fuck Yeah one for Obama winning; and in case McCain won, I was going to post American Idiot up here.

But then, he didn't, so I changed the post to a Green Day-centric one instead.... haha.


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I've always liked Hari Hijau. They are cool. Their songs are awesome. Their songs are one of the best ones to scream aloud in the car, and are always on the top of my Pissed-Off Playlist.

So what if people called them sell-outs when they hit the big time with Dookie? So what if their subsequent albums weren't exactly very good (just merely decent?) And so what if most people (kids, mostly) would only recognize them by Billie Joe's mascara and American Idiot?

Green Day are awesome. So awesome that they didn't even have to release an album this year, just a side-project called the Foxboro Hot Tubs. Which is actually pretty decent too (the new Green Day will be released next year, apparently).

My personal favorite Hari Hijau song was too close to call, what with me loving almost every single track on American Idiot (those 9 minute suites are BRILLIANT); having nostalgic feelings for Dookie, and also liking the attitude in certain songs on Nimrod and Warning. And of course, who DOESN'T love Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)?

Nah. My favorite Green Day song, after much deliberation... is Macy's Day Parade. For the oh-so-catchy verses and chorus, the jangly guitars, the marching band beat; and just for that one, brilliant, brilliant line - "Economy-sized dreams of hope".

Because that kinda sums up what all of us need right now, doesn't it?


Acquisitions: Green Day - Macy's Day Parade (from Warning)


DISCLAIMER: All the mp3s available here are for sampling purposes only. So don't be an irresponsible pirate - if you really like the songs, be sure to buy the album also, ok? BTW, if you have a problem with the mp3s I've listed on the blog and want me to take them down, please email me at eyeriz@gmail.com, and I'll remove it at once.