24 June 2005

Movie Baton

INCOMING!!! TAKE COVER!!! Oh wait..... it's just a movie baton thrown into my backyard by WonkyTong.

"...Do, or do not..." - Yoda

Of course do lah. WonkyTong throw one leh... mai siao siao hor!

Total Number of films I own on DVD/Video:
Just two. I have bought quite a fair amount of DVDs but mostly as gifts to friends and families. Then of course, there is me sneaking the disc into the DVD player for a good once-thru before handing it over. (I need to test the DVD to make sure not faulty, mah!)

In my humble collection, I have only Happy Gilmore and Se7en which I will cover more about them below. As for the Star Wars collection, I am waiting for Episodes VII, VIII & IX to come up before taking the entire collection in one swoop. Hopefully, that would happen within my lifetime.

The Last Film I Bought:

Rice Rhapsody - Starring Sylvia Chang and Martin Yan.

It's good with a nice story line and I was quite amazed by Sylvia's command of Singlish. Wah piang eh. Si beh hor leh! As for Martin Yan? Well, let's just say that he tried his best liao.

Five Films I Watch A Lot/Mean a Lot to Me

1. Se7en - Starring Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow.

This is my ALL TIME favourite in the Thriller/Mystery Category as well as Overall Favourite. Like I said in my earlier blog, this was one of the rare movies where the bad guy won at the end of the show. While I believe the act of murder is wrong, but I just can't help but in awe of the way John Doe planned and executed (no pun intended) the murders. They were simply brilliant. Yes people, there is art even in the worst of things.

2. Happy Gilmore - Starring Adam Sandler

This is my favourite in the Sports Category. A must-see for all golfers. You can't be a real golfer until you see this movie. There is a cameo by Ben Stiller in the movie as well. Happy, who aspired to be a ice-hockey player but sucked at it, decided to try his hand at golf in his effort to raise enough money to save his grandma's home. I liked it the way Happy brought the often regarded snooty game of the rich down to earth, where all sports should be.

3. Spaceballs - Starring Rick Moranis, Mel Brooks and John Candy.

Winners of JayWalk's favourite Sci-Fi and Comedy categories. I am a big fan of Mel Brooks who also brought us Robin Hood : Men In Tights, Dracula : Dead And Loving It as well as the TV series, Get Smart. Mel Brooks style of coming is very much like the amazing writing/producing trio of Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (who brought us The Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane!, Top Secret!, Hot Shots!, Naked Gun and the TV series, Police Squad!). Judging from the list of movies, I would say that it is quite obvious what kind of movies tickle my funny bone the most. Yup, it's the parodies.

One thing about parodies is that you have to be "in the know" in order to catch the hidden jokes. Granted that those movies are funny on their on, catching the "easter eggs" will make you one of the "elite few" who caught what the rest of the world had missed.

4. Monsters Inc. - Featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal.

I have been a animation addict since I was a little kid. Monsters Inc. wins my Favourite Animated Feature award. The beauty of these computer animated features are the attention to details. How the single strand of hair move, how the single drop of water fall, etc. Other computer animated features that deserve honourable mention are Toy Story, and the recent Madagascar. The rest like The Incredibles, A Bug's Life, Antz, Shrek and Finding Nemo are also pretty enjoyable, though I can't say the same for Shark Tale and Robots as I find thzzzzzzzzzz..........

5. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 & 4 - Starring er.... I have no idea.

I sure you are all wondering what and how the heck did these two make it to my Top 5. The category doesn't specify that I have to like the movie right? Anyway, I have watched these 2 movies in the cinemas a LOT of times. I have never liked Freddy movies but somehow, I did blow a big chunk of my pocket money on the movie tickets.

Alright, I confess. I was there making-out. I remembered when cinemas were huge compared to the present day cineplexes. The old dames like Odeon, Capitol, Lido, Clementi, Queenstown were often than not empty in the afternoons (those 3pm showtimes). When it came to crappy movies like Freddy, the whole place was lagi empty, even the Ah Peks with the umbrellas would also go elsewhere "more happening" (like YangTze?). Under the cover of the theatre's darkness, we would sneaked all the way to the back of the circle seats, making out like crazy, in the comfort of aircon on a sweltering afternoon. Heh heh... those crazy teenage years.....

So now you know.

Oh yes, one more thing. I still don't know what the movies were all about coz I never did have a chance to actually watch them. *sheepish*

Five people to whom I'm passing the baton:

Image Credit:;;

- Voxeros

1. vandice left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 10:00 pm
Make-out king! I presume tt's you and yer wife dating issit? How else will you have the 'courage' to blog abt this huh?
2. anna left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 11:01 pm
Making out? Gosh! So you were one of those fiends who "wet the seats" at the cinemas... I'm shocked!
3. JayWalk left...
Saturday, 25 June 2005 12:30 am :: 
anna: Fiend you head lah! This type of thing takes two hands to clap one hor! Don't pretend pretend hor? I am sure you also done it before right? :P

vandice: Er.... acherly hor, it's not my wife. I met my wife only much later.
Read The Queen & I - Part I then follow the link onto Part II.
4. AKK left...
Sunday, 26 June 2005 11:28 pm
wah lau! such a juicy bit of detail you left it till the end? ahahaha....oh no, my imagination is running wild...on the floor or the seats?did the popcorn bits bother you?

hehehe....anyway, I'm a fan of Adam sandler but i like Ben Stiller more...esp in zoolander.:)
5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 27 June 2005 8:56 am ::
AKK: Floor? Popcorn bits??!!! Wah lao eh! Just making out only lah... no need to do on the floor one lah... besides, the floor is sooo disgusting back in the 80s. Last time no carpet one and the floor is sticky sticky from all the spilled soda. 

Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller were from the same stable of the Saturday Night Live shows. I like them both although Sandler's role tend to be limited to those characters with anger management problems.

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