Sunday, March 02, 2008

A back to gym weekend! Happy Birthday Siti!

This whole weekend, I am happy to say that I am going back to gym for my classes. Back to my normal routine. Hee... Going back to do pump and combat does take more effort as I had not been doing it regularly.

I also watched 2 movies on Saturday as well. Both are Oscar nominated and therefore I make it a must to watch these films.

First movie is La Vie En Rose. Since the lead actress won the Best Actress, it makes me wonder if she can really win Ellen Page of Juno.

The movie is about the life of Edith Piaf’s life. From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Edith Piaf’s life was a battle to sing and survive, live and love. Raised in poverty, Edith’s magical voice and her passionate romances and friendships with the greatest names of the period - Marlene Dietrich, Yves Montand and others- made her a star all around the world. The true story of her incredible destiny opens a window onto the artist’s soul and into a woman’s heart.

This movie moves forward and backward of her life from childhood to her death. Have to say that the lead actress, Marion Cotillard, really deserved the win. She is really good from all the little small habits to her singing. I am totally impressed by her performance. Overall, I give this movie 4 stars out of 5.

The next movie is No Country for Old Men. This movie is nominated for 8 awards and won 4 awards.

The story begins when Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law - in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell (Jones) - can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers - in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives (Bardem) - the film simultaneously strips down the American crime drama and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning's headlines.

For the whole movie, it got comedy hidden inside the horror story. Have to say that the directors are really good to make this dark theme film. The murderer is really good and Javier Bardem really deserves the Best Supporting Actor. he is really scary in the movie and as heartless as well. The story line need some thinking to understand what is going on and with the movie ending abrupt, it did surprised most of the movie goers. The movie is exciting at moments yet got comedy hidden here and there. The acting by the main cast are solid! Overall, I give this movie 4.5 stars out of 5. Think I will go and read the book to understand the plot better.

Watched 2 "got a lot of depth" movies really took a toll on me. Tired!

On Sunday, as usual went to gym, then met with Siti and rest of the mentors to celebrate her birthday! Went KTV to celebrate her birthday. Hope you like your present ok! After which, rushed to airport to send LLT's parents off to BKK and at the same time to eat Popeyes Chicken And Biscuits' Gallery. Ate it 2 times in a day! Hee... Totally wonderful.

The weekend yet went past in a flash. So looking forward to my BKK at the end of this month!

A "shagged out" Polarbear

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