Archive for the 'Film' Category

Attention people with limp wrists searching for an Instructional video designed to teach Japanese speakers, via aerobics instructors, what to say when their man with a balding Mullet comes home late drunk and wearing lipstick on their cheek

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Featuring the Zuiikin girls:

The first video is here.

Why the world needs men

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Men can open a beer bottle with mere paper.

Just when you thought this blog is inactive

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

You’re right!

Anyway… presenting the World’s Greatest Ukele Player

Attention people searching for an Instructional video designed to teach Japanese speakers, via aerobics instructors, what to say when they are being robbed by two English-speaking men, one of whom is wearing his bandana backward

Monday, July 17th, 2006

Your search is over.

Japanese Instructional Video of the Week

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Someone tell Aga that’s the way to do the V-sign

Not that there is anything wrong

Friday, July 7th, 2006

But this blog feels that being a kid was more fun, or at least we got a more comprehensive education, when this aired in Singapore briefly:

I think this rather dates me…

Superman is coming

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Can hardly wait for the movie to open here. Already there are bad reviews, but hey, they hated Harry Potter too.

In any case, I read an interesting article about how Superman is a super being that is trying very hard to hide under the guise of a normal human (as far as that applies), basically trying to fit it whereas other heroes like Batman, Robin, Green Arrow etc are mere humans trying to be super beings.

Or something like that.

Will link to that article if I remember where it was.

Cars, the Pixar Animation

Monday, June 12th, 2006

This is the animation movie that is supposed to celebrate Pixar’s 20th anniversary. Directed by John Lasseter who brought us the Toy Story twosome.

Cars is your usual stroll through the Friends-Are-Important park with a short visit to the coffeeshop of Best-Things-In-Life-Are-Free.

Unfortunately, using the context of nostalgic Americana and stock car auto racing which is primarily an American thing limits its global appeal somewhat. The non-American audiences will find it difficult to connect.

Heck, even the American target audience of 7-15 will find it hard to understand the mystique of Route 66 and the related nostalgia.

Technically, the visuals are stunning and the skill and vision of
bringing your everyday mundane objects to life still blows everyone
away.

But somehow, I feel, this movie is missing a lot of the elements of what made the previous movies great.

For example, that special "awwwww" tear-jerking moment present in all the other Pixar movies is missing. Even the final race was ho-hum-diddly tedious.

Simply put, there is no enchantment and certainly no Disney magic.

Anyway, do stay till the end of the credits.

And finally, just for today…

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Oh yes, and one last thing…

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Full potential of the Internet

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Realized.

Attention Resume Writers

Monday, May 15th, 2006

This blog posted this before. Here’s the actual scene.

This blog has no idea what this is about

Friday, May 5th, 2006

But one is "gutter trash", the other has a good right hook.

Oh yes, Mother’s day is coming.

VD is for everyone

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Neil Gaiman was right. This does remind me of the "I’d like to buy the world a coke" advert.

Because it’s a Monday

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Here’s my favourite tune that never fails to bring on a smile. Spread the joy and play it loud.

[Thanks to emyln.]