Dec 26, 2010

GBOB 2010 Press Party- It's Malaysia, the host for GBOB Finale.

GBOB, Global Battle of the Bands is not a new thing to Malaysian as we've been having the GBOB contest in Malaysia since 2007. However, this time there will be something BIGGER! The World Global Battle of the Bands Final is confirmed to be held in Malaysia and Hell Yeah, it's the first time ever, Malaysia is the HOST!!!

There will be 16 finalist from all over the world to compete among each other in the final! The CHOSEN ONE aka winner of the finale will took away USD 100,000 band development package ($$$$, Ka-Ching!!) that includes a chance of having one week in a top UK recording studio with a producer and a ten-date tour of major UK cities! Of course, they will also have USD 10,000 cash to spend!!

Glad to be invited to the GBOB press party which happened in the celebrity hall of music, thanks to G+ and GBOB!!! Shoutout: I'm freakin love BANDS yo!!!! And the venue is a damn nice place to enjoy a music performance or just simply hang out there (wandering around~)!

The fireball finally HIT Malaysia!!! Scream! Band lovers out there!!!

Get a really nice seat, just in front of the stage!!! Yea~Yea~

Nice surrouding!!! I would use the word, comfortable!

Chandelier, that's Simon Yam's potrait! He's been here for a Canon's event too~a Macho guy(Woops)!

The bar!!! Rum please!

Light effect...!!!

Interior design....superb!

Manage to get the chance to enjoy some of the local act's music and that is really ashamed of myself because as a big Rock music and band lover, I never really been to a rock band live act event....Boooooo!!! Well, I'm given the chance anyway at the GBOB press party and I almost deaf...just kidding! Feel like stood up and did some headbanging while the band is playing!!
Hyper act did the opening act for the press party! Personally I like the band's music a lot although all the while when it comes to local act, I would prefer Faizal Tahir or Bunkface, or our beloved Datuk Siti Nurhaliza! They play really well, hmm...well the guitarist could have been play better, so sorry....just love to compare any guitarist with my favourite guitarist Richie Sambora, He's a Guitar GOD....I mean Sexay Guitar God (I can't control myself.....Ehem!)!!!!! I just noticed that the vocal of Hyper Act is Roney from OIAM! Cool! Seriously, you guys need to check out Hyper Act's "Kutiba Lagi". That song is freakin awesome!

They are having some rehearsal before the partay start!!!

Overview of the stage.

Vocal of Hyper Act, Roney taking over the stage!

Yea, raise your hand while the music playing....!!!

Mario Bros spotted rocking on the stage!? Nope...nope, just a look-a-like!

Emcee explaining~briefing~

Interview session!

It's a very casual and comfort interview...

Chatting with the previous winner!

Lab Rats in da house!

Other than that, Kyoto Protocol and Lab Rats did a performance too!

Vocal of Kyoto Protocol! Rough and husky's voice....!

Kyoto Protocol jamming on the stage!

Get a good view of Lab Rats's performance from upstairs's seat, yea, I'm wandering around!

The audition for Malaysia GBOB contest will start in the January 2011 and for all the Malaysia bands would like to try out for GBOB and have their registeration, shoot an email to for any inquiries or just search for GBOB official website for more details.
The details of the date and venue for the Malaysia GBOB is stated below:
Jan 7- Qualifying Heat 1 ( Jazz and Blues Discovery, Johor Bharu )
Jan 15- Qualifying Heat 2 ( Soundmaker, Weld Quay, Penang )
Jan 22- Qualifying Heat 3 ( Bangkok Connexion, Jalan Ampang, KL )
Jan 29- Qualifying Heat 4 ( The Celebrities Hall of Music, Solaris Mont Kiara, KL )
Feb 12- National Finals ( Dragonfly, Jalan Kia Peng, KL )
Feb 26- WORLD FINALS ( KL Live, Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL)
GBOB is all about ORIGINAL, no cover songs or pre-recorded song! Any music genre will be fine! Bring it on and show em what you got!!!
(PS : Wonder whether P11LAC will go for the audition, j/k! They should consider bring in Bon Jovi as performer for the finale!!! )

Dec 19, 2010

POTC 4 : On Stranger Tides updates

Ahoy!!! The Pirates is back!!!!

Zombie, mermaid and the fountain of youth summarize Pirates of the Caribbean 4 : On stranger Tides. Only that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly is no longer with Captain Jack Sparrow and the movie as well.

It's okay, we have Blackbeard and Penelope Cruz!

And none other than our very BELOVED Captain Jack Sparrow....

The trailer of POTC 4 is drifting all over the net now! As we can see, I think it is more like the first one, back to where Captain Barbossa and Captain Jack Sparrow with some of the new "monster" or bad guy!

One thing that capture my attention in this trailer. What the heck happen to Captain Barbossa??? Wooden leg with...hmm navy costume? Well this is my assumption of what happen to Captain Barbossa.....

-After the 3rd one, Captain Barbossa work for the Navy and lost his leg during an incident/fight......(Don't make sense at all!!!!)
-He's the new captain of Flying Dutchmen? Since he cannot step on the land, so he sacrifice his leg and use the wooden leg so that he can walk on the usual......I think so.
-Director want a new image from Barbossa.....hell no, I want the old Barbossa, the new one look...unacceptable!

Whatever!! Come what may! Let's check out the trailer!!!!

(PS : Hmm, I dont feel the anticipation after watching the trailer though.....a bad sign, a bad sign!!!!)

Sweeney Todd and the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Review

Sweeney Todd is not that "Swee-t", well, in this movie, he's more to BLOODY~

Look at the style of the movie, it is obviously a Tim Burton stuff, dark....mystery....horrify-look-like. Again, it is a very interesting thingy going on, obviously not only coincident, but this is second time that Johnny Depp act as a Barber (after Edward, not that vampire but Edward the scissorhand, I think the scissorhand is more well known) and both movie is directed by our beloved Tim Burton!

It is an adaptation from a musical itself....and what else can you expect when a musical is made into a movie? A musical, of course. So, it is a musical based movie, you can enjoy the singing leading you to the storyline. After Moulin Rouge, this is my second musical based movie that I watched!

We can't see any Edward Scissorhand in Johnny Depp.

It is about a barber, Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp) lost his wife or should I say his wife is taken away by Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman) because Judge Turpin is amused by the beauty of his wife. Of course, Judge Turpin also did something to Barker to make him stay away from his wife and he succeed.

After some ages, Barker is back...with the name of Sweeney Todd and seek for revenge!!!!

Pirate need a sword to fight, and Barber need a razor to shave....or KILL!

I like the way and the flow of the storyline in this movie. With singing from the actor and actress, it make us understand the story easily and without the need of having too much settings and scene changing yet we still got it clear about what's going on!

I'm a little shock to know that Johnny Depp is actually good in singing! Jack Sparrow can sing!!! Ehem! And, he's of course good in acting as always. The anger in him turn him into evil, start having plans and kill and kill until one point, he start to kill the innocent one too.

Another character would be Helena Bonhem Carter, Mrs Lovett, the worst pie maker who turn out to be really good in making "meat pie". She help Mr Todd a lot. And FYI, Helena Bonham Carter is actually pregnant when she filming this movie. Don't worry, her hubby Tim Burton was on the set....!!!

You won't feel like eating any meat pie from Mrs Lovett after this.

Of course, one of my favourite actor (lately) is in the movie too......Yes, it's him. Alan Rickman!!!! Argh, he's the bad guy Judge Turpin. I'm very into bad guy's Bill Nighy and Geoffrey Rush are my favourite's too! As always, Mr Rickman is as badass as he could. Sorry to use that word but it is a compliment for you, Mr Rickman. I mean how could you (in the movie) took away other's wife and try to marry his or her daughter as well!!! Okay, it's the writer's fault! But you do it great in this movie!!!

Judge Turpin is grabbing Harry Potter, ehem....just some random book.

I think all of them can sing well in this movie. Love Depp and Helena's vocal. Rickman's vocal is THAT sexy, so what can I further comment! The setting and the costume is really nice too. I gave a thumbs up on this one! I really like how the movie look like and the costume is astonishing, for me!

Mind your throat when you go for a shave!

Just my POV, I think Anthony is the guy that really caused trouble in this movie! I mean, ya we know there will be killing going on but actually they can save some innocent lives and just because of HIM! Among all, I'm not that into Anthony's vocal (Jamie Campbell bower). Hmm, his singing just not that amazing like the others.

And he look like Taylor Swift too.....Sorry! But that's the truth!
There's too much blood in this movie and FYI, they are using orange color blood instead of red when they are filming, because of the visual effect so they need to use different color. But I think their blood could be more REAL, using a thicker, not that watery and slightly darker red. And that will be like Saw plus Final Destination I guess! Urgh, and making it into a pie....yet people still love it much (of course, without they knowing that is a human meat pie!) I might stop eating meat pie for a while!
As for my overview on this movie, it is really nice especially the ending....awwwww! I don't wanna tell any spoilers. The way that they express the story is very interesting. I like the way it is using musical movie kinda technique. Just slightly different from the typical Tim Burton's movie! Not bad, not bad, but I don't like some of the songs in it. That's it! Give it a try!

(PS : I just can't help myself but the spoiler is.....Everyone died!)

Dec 6, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Review

It's finally come to an end!!!

This is a very sad yet exciting news for Harry Potter fans as they can find out what happens to Potter and the gang but they have to accept the fact that this is the very last one.

With Voldemort or Potter?

This is my opinion on the movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,

If you're following the books series all the way, you will definately satisfied by this one, which will be the most successful movie among all the seven Harry Potter movie. It is a complete adaptation, of course there will be a slightly change on some storyline like the death of Dobby. The way he died, sob sob.

If you're following all the Harry Potter movies, then you must (No doubt you will!) watch this one!!! This is the key for Harry Potter which will unlock all the mystery that have been doubting you!!!

If you know nothing about Harry Potter either the book or movie, it's ok! Go ahead and enjoy a blockbuster with great storyline, funny element and awesome visual effect!!! It is a blockbuster afterall.

Run till the end!

For me, I'm quite complicated. I'm not a Harry Potter fans at all when the movie comes out and neither the book itself. I watch the first movie and not really interested in it. Until I watch the HP 7 trailer, I feel like I'm going to watch it, ya know if we start something, we must have an ending too although I only watch the first one. However, I ask the sorcerer stone book from my friend and GONE! All GONE! Addicted to the book itself and for a book resistant person like me, it's a miracle!

When I went to watch the movie, I'm like the muggle and witch mixture, the half blood prince, I guess, Haha! I know some and don't know some.

So this is some of my shock factor on the movie, HP 7 Part 1 :

-Prof Dumbledore is DEAD!!!!!!! Holy, I know I know. He died in the sixth one and I don't know about it since I read the first one.....That's sad where I know the death of Dubledore at the seventh where actually he's no longer here since the sixth.

-Character confusion!!! This is....hmm, that is....??? I'm really blurr~~~

-Over excited! I saw the lighter of Dumbledore and I knew it!!!! And I know about the golden snitch!!!! Yes!!!

-No Hogwarts in this one!!!! Argh, miss out a lot. All the things happen in real world.

-Double shock factor, my very first time saw Dobby in the movie, and he......died!!!!! Master Urbanae will miss you much!!!

-Prof Snape in the Death eater form.....I guess so. Holy disappointed yet exciting. Prof Snape is my favourite charcater among all! He's so damn cool yet mystery.

They are all grown up.

Mr. Potter and friends in the real world.

I think Potter, Ron and Hermione grown up a lot!!!! Hermione is sooo pretty. But Ron's red hair is not that obvious anymore (more to blonde).

The movie itself is more exciting, matured and emotional!!! Which now I think that it is suit for us to watch, I mean the adults in muggle world!!! More fighting, more magic, more enemy (Gimme more different and scary one!!!)....Part 1's duration is quite long, that's why it can fit in all the storyline which is a really good thing for Potter fans.

Shocked to know that Helena Bonham Carter is in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!!!

Poor Dobby!!! I like the way he talk to Potter.

The bad guy, Draco is still Draco. Voldemort still that ugly! I always thought that Voldemort had only 3 fingers and quite shock that he actually has 5 fingers (Okay, I'm talking nonsense!) He actually look good when he was young.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5....5 FINGERS!!!!!!

Actually every scene with Ron in it would be really funny! This is the thing that makes us chill while following the exciting and nervous storyline. All the magic is sooooo attracting!!!! Argh wish I'm a witch too!!! And the toilet bowl flushing part to enter the Ministry of Magic is quite weird, I'm not that agree with the concept. Ewww~

The baddies!!!!

Of course, I'm really shock too Prof Snape has only one scene in Part 1. Arghhh!!!! But, I think this character is very interesting, the mystery and on and on. He's the one that make me keep digging more to find out about the truth!!! Maybe they should consider the title as Harry Potter and The deathly snape? Whatever!

Prof Snape taught Chemistry!!! In Hogwarts, of course!

I like the Deathly Hallows story, you can find it the movie! Or over the net! I wanna watch the Part 2......very anticipate for that! Meanwhile I shall finish my HP book series before the Part 2 released in cinema!
For the movie, go and check it out! Worth to watch. But for those who never watch the previous sequel before, if you choose not to ask too many question, you might still can follow the storyline, NO! You can't!!! Seriously, still prefer the book!
(PS : Feel like quit studying and wait for the letter from Hogwarts, haha! For sure, I'm a PURE muggle! Hmm...)