my blog: 2012 in review

Thanks wordpress’ helper-monkeys who has working so hard and prepared this annual report for me…, and all of users. :3
Seems like it wasn’t a productive year in my blogging history. Hopefully, I can post more blog post in 2013.
Happy new year! :)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 32,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Skyfall (2012)

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Psychiatrist: I’m going to say a word, and I want you to say the first word that comes into your head. Country?
Bond: England.
Gun? Shot. Agent? Provocateur. Murder? Employment. Skyfall? Done.

Bagi yang belum nonton, this post may contain spoilers. I’ve warned you. :D

So, weekend kemarin saya dan adik nonton Skyfall biar gaul. Cukup lama ya film nya, hampir dua setengah jam. Popcorn satu bucket udah abis, mau minum takut pipis. -_-

Dalam Skyfall, James Bond the 007 Agent masih diperankan oleh Daniel Craig. Ini adalah film ketiga Daniel Craig sebagai James Bond. FYI, rilis Skyfall yang merupakan film James Bond ke-23 ternyata bertepatan dengan 50 tahun James Bond yang pertama kali difilmkan pada 1962 oleh Sean Connery dalam film berjudul Dr. No.

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Yang di atas itu movie poster Dr. No. Dan oh ternyata Sean Connery pernah muda. Tahun jebot aja dia udah main film. Dan kenapa tahun segini dia masih main film??? Is this man immortal?

Okay BTT.

Dalam film Skyfall ini, sepertinya ceritanya agak berbeda dari film-film Bond sebelumnya. CMIIW. Hmm, saya bukan penggemar film Bond sejak dulu sih ._.
Dalam film ini, cerita lebih berputar di kehidupan personal Bond, bukan semata-mata diberi tugas menyelesaikan suatu misi dan membela negara. Dari film ini, saya jadi lebih tau masa lalu Bond yang ternyata kelam. Peran M yang udah seperti surrogate mother-nya Bond juga lebih berasa di film ini. Hubungan personal mereka berdua lebih ketara, ga cuma hubungan profesional aja.

Pada awal film, kita disuguhkan action super seru mengenai Bond yang ditugaskan ke Turki untuk merebut HDD yang berisi data-data agen rahasia. Rangkaian aksi tersebut berakhir ketika Bond tertembak rekannya sendiri, Eve (Naomie Harris), dan dinyatakan mati. Tapi ya ga mungkin mati juga sih. Nanti pemeran utamanya siapa…

Kemudian, M yang diperankan oleh Judi Dench, lagi dievaluasi karena masalah HDD yang hilang. Tak lama, MI6 HQ di bom! (Pas adegan ini, gw mengira-ira kalau penjahatnya adalah agent yang ditinggalkan berdarah-darah oleh Bond pas di Turki, terus dia dendam sama M. Tapi ternyata ekeu salah. -_- ) Bond yang ternyata masih hidup entah di mana, enjoying his retirement, akhirnya balik lagi ke MI6. Kemudian cerita berlanjut dengan Bond yang fit and proper test lagi sebagai agent dan kemudian mengejar penjahat.

Saya sebagai manusia masa kini jujur aja suka dengan film ini. Kalau bapak bapak ibu ibu sih biasanya ga suka karena Bond nya ga Bond. Kurang flamboyan, genit dan necis.
Menurut saya dengan kayak gini Bond-nya malah terlihat manusiawi. Ya walaupun berantem berantem masih suit up, ya mukanya bajunya kotor-kotor dikit lah. Biasanya kan tetep ganteng kece dan senyum senyum genit. :))

Tapi sumpah deh menurut ekeu, Daniel Craig ini keren banget. Cool… <3
Dia pakai jas atau baju apapun kesannya perfectly fit banget. Udah tua badannya masih bagus. Kyaa kyaa….. :*

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Yah walaupun dalam film ini gw akui dia terlihat sudah menua. Udah mulai ada kerut-kerut, ga kenceng lagi mukanya kayak pas di Casino Royale. Hmm apalagi pas dia brewokan.

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Tapi, setelah cukur jenggot…..tampak 10 tahun lebih mudah lagi! ;)

Dalam setiap film Bond, pasti ada satu tokoh wanita yang mencolok. Yup, the Bond girl. Bond girl pada film ini diperankan oleh Berenice Marlohe sebagai Severine.

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Pada penampakan pertamanya di film ini, saya pikir Severine adalah tokoh antagonis yang memikat dan jago bela diri. Liat aja dandanannya, kurang antagonis apa coba! Tapi, lagi lagi saya salah. Dia hanyalah wanita insecure yang butuh pertolongan untuk bebas dari penjahat.

Sayang banget Bond girl dalam film ini kurang memberi sesuatu pada isi film, just an eye candy. Karena, dalam sekejap dia mati. -_-

Oiya, pas tau bakal ada Javier Bardem di film ini, kyaaa langsung kepikiran Felipe yang di Eat Pray Love. Brewoknya… :*

Expectation:

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tapi tapi tapi lagi lagi lagi ekeu salah karena the reality…

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NOOOOO!!! T___T

Iya ternyata dia yang jadi penjahatnya. Sebagai ex-agent MI6, Silva yang merasa terbuang dendam banget sama M dan berusaha ngebunuh M. Konon ceritanya, Silva dulu bersalah karena nge-hack jaringan di Cina. Karena memang bersalah akhirnya dia ditahan, di ruang tanpa udara, berhari-hari. (Kok masih bisa hidup ya tanpa udara? -_- ) Akhirnya ia memakan kapsul sianida yang ditanam di giginya. Alih-alih mati, dia malah jadi looks so geuleuh.

Hal menarik dari film ini adalah banyaknya tokoh-tokoh lain yang perannya jadi ‘lebih’, misalnya M, Tanner, Q, dan Eve. Jadi ga Bond-sentris banget. Eh atau saya yang ga pernah ngeh aja ya. Ya pokoknya dari film ini saya jadi lebih tau dan tertarik dengan tokoh-tokoh selain Bond. Terutama sama Eve yang pada akhir film memperkenalkan diri sebagai Eve Moneypenny. Miss Moneypenny yang terkenal dalam novel James Bond sebagai private secretary-nya M. Kalau baca dari literatur sih Moneypenny ini in a flirtatious relationship with Bond. Yah terlihat dari adegan cukur kumis yang seksi banget itu yaa. :p

Setelah tau karakter-karakter menarik tersebut, jadi pengen nonton film Bond dari yang jaman dahulu. :D

Hal lain yang saya suka dari film ini adalah theme song klasik James Bond pas dia bawa mobil jadul menuju Scotland. <3
*langsung download, jadiin ringtone :D

Last word, menurut saya Bond-girl dalam film ini adalah M!
Bayangin, segitu dalamnya feeling M and Bond at each other sampai segala kekacauan di film ini tuh cuma demi M. :”””

The Amazing Spiderman is amazing!

As a fan of superhero (and romance, drama movie as well), what movie that I’m desperately looking forward to see on the beginning of July 2012?

The Amazing Spiderman, it is!

So, I watched it on a very first day of its release in Indonesia, 3rd of July. Yeay! \o/

In this new installment of Spiderman franchise, director Marc Webb tried to deliver a reboot of Spiderman without being boring because of some similarities of 2002 Spiderman. This movie is still portraying development of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) into a superhero while he is still in high school. Besides that, the story also tells the origin story of orphan Peter Parker. As the director said, it’s a story about a kid who grows up looking for his father and finds himself.

In high school, Peter was an intelligent and not-so-popular student. Later, a scene brings him close to Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), a love interest of Peter Parker, a smart and beautiful girl who is an intern chief at Oscorp, a company which Richard Parker (Peter’s father) and Dr. Curt Connors had a research together. Here in Oscorp, Peter accidentally bitten by spider and coincidentally not in purpose helped Dr. Connors to solve the equation to create a serum which later he used for evil purposed.

I think this movie is great! It has a humour, action and romance in it.
It’s not just an action superhero movie, but it also develop the character well. How Peter grows up with the absence of his parents. How Uncle Ben and Aunt May in many scenes acts like real parents for Peter, very concern and worry about their nephew. How Peter closes to his first love, Gwen.
That is things that had not been explored in Spiderman’s previous installment.

Besides that, I also love the main cast very much! <3

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker really play his role well. As Peter Parker, he is more like hipster and geeky Peter in a handsome way. Not like nerdy Peter that Tobey brought before.
In his late 20’s, his cute baby face is also still suitable for high school student role. Awww handsome Peter Parker is handsome! And I love how he can still maintain his handsome look with his messy hair. <3

And the main female cast, Emma Stone as Gwen is perfectto! Love her!
Blonde hair is very cute on her. Her outfits are very cute, too! And her face is perfectly fit with Gwen in comic.
(BTW, I’ve never realized that she originally is a blonde, since I knew her as a redhead or brunette)

BTW, Andrew chemistry with the Emma is also great. Although they play different genre in other films (Andrew more serious and drama, and Emma more funny and comedy), I can feel their love and chemistry.
There’s is a scene that I love the most. The scene at school when Peter asks Gwen to go out. That awkwardness is so cute! <3

Yup, I think that’s not surprising since they’re dating since a year ago at the filming. Aaaaa how can I not know that earlier!
So happy for them. I think they are funny and cute together. Just like ordinary young lover. Such a perfect couple. Ah, how I envy them both. <3

Huah, I started out of topic.
So, that’s my opinion about this movie. FYI, the sequel of The Amazing Spiderman is set for release on May 2014. Let’s wait! :D

The Vow (2012)

I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness, and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they are not. To agree and disagree on red velvet cake, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.

I vow to love you. And no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.
I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love.

Last Thursday after work, I came to the cinema and bought ticket for one. Me time! Impulsive me was impulsive. :3
It was a work day and a late night so there was just few people came to the cinema. I suddenly came to the cinema because I missed watching movies at the cinema. And I am in the need of drama movie. Fufufu…

So, I watch…

Life is 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?

Leo (Channing Tatum) and Paige (Rachel McAdams), young happily married couple, got a car accident. After the accident, Paige got a brain trauma and lost her memories. She could not remember her five past years. And she did not remember her husband, either. So, Leo, with all of his tenderness, tried to make his wife to fell in love with him again.

Actually, the plot of this movie is very predictable. And the trailer has summarize it all. One thing that makes this movie still interesting is to know Paige’s life before they met and to know how they relationship going.

I think Rachel McAdams plays her role well. I love her from the beginning of the movie. She looks beautiful, smart, cheerful and happy. But, after the accident she is become a whiny person which reflect her confusion after the accident and her struggle while try to remember her past years.

On the other side, I think Tatum acting in this movie is not so good. I like him. Yeah, he is like one of the super hot actor in the universe. He is handsome. His dimples are cute and lovely. And his bare-chested is so…fascinating. Eh? <3
But.., there was lack of chemistry with Rachel in this movie. As a husband who wants to get his love of a lifetime back, his expression is less and his pain feels skin deep. Maybe if I can feel their chemistry, this movie will be complete and very touchy. :’)

BTW, here’s the moral of the story that I get after watching this movie:

  • Love of a lifetime is meant to fight for.
  • When your relationship is being tested, do not give up. Try to remember good memories that ever happened. :)
  • Use seat-belts!
  • Try to have a diary. Or a blog. Try documenting our life, so we can re-read it again when we got amnesia. :P

FYI, this movie is adapted from a book that tells a true events of married couple Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. Many people say that the book is waaay better than the movie. Maybe I should try to find and read it soon. :)

BTW, if I wake up from coma and Channing Tatum tell me that he was my husband, I will not questioned it… :”> :”>