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Boys Over Flower Final Movie

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Just as I expected from the Hana Yori Dango season 2, finally they have come to an end. In Japan, this movie is also known as Hana Yori Dango Final was released on June 28. It was released in Malaysia on October 30th. Since I’m not patience enough to watch it online, I even went to KLCC just to watch this movie. This movie was uploaded and you can watch all 8 parts through Mysoju.com. Here’s my review.

CAST
Most of the characters from the drama series were also appeared in this movie. But the story focuses more on the development of the couple only. I like Mao Inoue because she’s cute and innocent. I used to think that Matsu-jun is a very skinny guy because he used to wear few pieces of shirts especially in Gokusen drama. This is the first time he show more action and skin to the screen.

PLOT
In this movie, the story is all about what Makino and Domyoji went through before they can married to each other. Its kinda funny to see they going for adventure of their life time all over the world. From Las Vegas, Hongkong, deserted island and back to Japan.

This movie is not like a typical love drama but the movie is action packed with criminal-chasing actions, castaway on island, Casino Royale, conspiracies, black market auctions and many more. Too many variety in this movie but its not a heavy drama. It also have lots of humour elements. I don’t remember how many times I laughed out loud together with all the audiences in the cinema.

CINDERELLA STORY
It applies Cinderella’s plot where a rich person fell in love with a person from a different background. I guess the same plot was also applied in Ayat-Ayat Cinta, the beautiful love story about Fahri and Aisha.

INSERT SONGS
I never listened to Arashi’s song until I’ve watched the drama. This time again, the insert songs are One Love by Arashi and also Kiss hug by Aiko.

Okay. That’s all for a quick review. I’d like to give this movie a 3.5 stars. If you have plenty of time, do watch it online or buy the DVD. You can also check their website here if you do understand Japanese.

P/S – haven’t watch any J-drama and also love stories for the past 4 months.

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Lizardman: Parody of Cicakman?

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While waiting for train at LRT Setiawangsa, I’ve spotted an advertisement on the platform. It says that ‘Dukacita dimaklumkan “Lizardman” tidak akan muncul atas sebab-sebab tidak dapat dielakkan”. I was like, is this advertisement refer to Cicakman movie?

I tried to check the website of the mightylizardman.com. First of all, the website is awesome. It looks lika a parody to the Cicakman website. But, its not a movie anyway. It is a creative marketing strategy for Ridsect Lizard Repellent. Check out the third trailer in the website.

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They even buy a domain and created few trailers, which really looks like a Cicakman, just for the unique promotion. Good job Ridsect. If they have advertise it on TV, then its gonna be a boom!

Cicakman2 – Planet Hitam will be released on 11th December 2008 in Malaysia. I hope this time it will be a better movie. New outfit, new nemesis, improved storyline, better CGI. Let’s wait and see.

Click here to see my review of the first Cicakman movie.

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Youtube Video Annotation

videoyt.jpgYoutube had introduced Video Annotation on 4th June 2008. Basically, annotation is like putting text on your video.

I never know about this feature until I’ve watched a video that has too many annotated text on top of it. I was a multimedia geek in UIA that produces some video clips and montage for UIA events. So, I just share all my video works in my Youtube account. If you have your own video, you can try to put some text on it.

Here’s how to do it. First, of course you have to upload your video. This is just an example that I’ve tried on one of my collections. After you have your video ready, click on the Edit Video.

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In this page, you can edit few information about your video. You can add description, time, map of where it was recorded and many more. Simply click the Annotation tab. Basically this is how it looks like. You can add Speech Bubble (picture), Note, Spotlight and Pause Annotation.

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Since this is just a quick tutorial, I think you should try it yourself. You can watch this video but I don’t think its funny enough. Maybe you guys can do better than this. Click on the video to play.

PROS
This feature is great if you want to produce a karaoke version of your video clip because its fast and easy. It also can help your audience to understand better about your video.

CONS
However if you want to download the video, the annotation wont be embedded together.

This video was published on Taaruf April 07/08. Click here to read the story about the video.

P/S- I’m not good in acting, right? (Terasa poyo pulak video nih)

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Kami The Movie (2008)

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KAMI THE MOVIE hits local cinema on first day of Raya, 1st October 2008. Since its not very wise to go to cinema during Raya, I’ve planned to watch it later in Penang. So check out my review.

Storyline

The storyline is great. It really focus and develop each characters. Most of the times, its hard for me to predict what will come next. Congratulation to the script writer, Fariza Azlina Isahak. I think this is the first movie that has escape convict (like Prison Break). Nas-T is really cool with all the stunts. Em maybe there’s a stuntman for that purpose.

Casting

This movie is a teenager movie and most of the characters are new comers in the industry. Despite being new, all of them are really good in acting. Sofie and Adii are cute too đŸ˜‰

Cinematography

Not bad. The fighting scene in the opening reminds me of Bourne Movies, as if the cameraman was also into the fight. By the way, I wonder what’s wrong with the video quality when Sofie give cupcakes to all her friends. The video looks like a handycam quality.

Issues

Now let’s get serious. Basically KAMI is a movie that shows a bunch of teenagers that believe in hedonism. They enjoy music by going to gigs and abuse drug to solve their problems. This movie also far from being Islamic. At least Lyn should teach Abu to say ‘syahadah’ before he died.

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Teka-Teki ****. And another one is their original tagline, “Hidup ini memang palat, tapi esok masih ada” as mentioned by Abu. Abu is so stupid to come up with this quote. I know that life is sucks, but are you sure that you can live tomorrow? In the end, he died anyway.

Sequel
KAMI truly follows J-Drama style. They produce the series first, leave the final episode hanging and finally they come up with Special Episode or movie to end the series. I don’t think there will be any sequel. Maybe they will produce KAMI series for the second season.

Memories
Watching KAMI makes me reminiscing of my schooldays. I haven’t been to any gigs eventhough my classmates always discuss about it. I was a YM addict because I enjoy making friends and having blind date (like Adii did) few years back.

Overall, I’d give this movie a 3.5 star. Check out ProjekKami.com for more information about this movie.

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