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Oh My God (2009)
One memorable documentary of God that I could never forget.
I have been an atheist for quite some time and when I looked at the documentary and its question of what is God, it got me quite interested. However, this movie was truly remarkable: it discussed the notion of God as well as complications of who God is and yet, tells what God may be.
The one thing that truly amazed me was the scenery and the serene atmosphere. It captivated me beyond my wildest dreams, be it the extreme snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas, or the lush, mountainside areas of North America. The documentary explores many countries and we are given a basic knowledge of who God really is in different cultures. For some it may be offering a sacrifice to please a deity and for some, it is a "guidance from above", as stated by a Mexican. The whole Israel-Palestine issue and the concerning fact of the whole Muslim-extremists issue, which was quite interesting, are also mentioned here. The cancer segment gave tears to my eyes. For those who don't believe in a God may feel outraged-- it may influence the person into believing something that doesn't exist. However, we are encouraged to make our own opinion of God: he could very well "represent that which we all are."
In the end, the documentary tries to convey one thing to us: we should all be united as one. We can't be divided by boundaries if we are to live in an utopia society. If you're religious, then you should use God as that uniting force and embrace one another as neighbors, not fear that calling God in some other religion is offensive. If you don't believe in a superior power, that's even better-- believe in peace and love if we are to achieve a harmonious world. "If a person did one kind act to another each day, the world would be a different place" - Chandhi Duke Heffner. That's what life should be about.
Nice.. nearly like that Lost episode!!
Tabula rasa (AKA blank slate) refers to the epistemological thesis that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge. In short, this episode centers on Sylar's state of mind as his memories will be unraveled. However, the episode not only centers on Sylar but also on other characters which I'll tell you more about later.
Whilst Hiro is in a hospital, Peter vows to make sure to find a cure by asking HRG (or Mr Bennet) about a cure. He asks Emma, the deaf hottie, that Hiro will tell her all about abilities. Seems like a boring start, but before you know it, our favorite villain, Mr. Samuel appears on screen. While Mr Samuel brings back Sylar, Sylar often seems dazed and confused as to who he is. He picks up the name Nathan and this shows that he's not really Sylar... well, mentally not Sylar.
The next scene however is a drag. Claire unexpectedly asks her father for quarters so she can leave her clothes. Wait-- did I miss something? What happened to that unexpected lesbian kiss? She didn't even feel awkward at all! Our villains realize that Sylar is not Sylar mentally whilst HRG and Peter decide to visit a 14-yo-old healer so that Peter can 'copycat' his powers and heal Hiro (which would seem weird since Peter would get Hiro's powers and it'd be impossible to cure Hiro then) The next parts get really interesting. The villains try to bring Sylar back slowly and they first try to make him realize about his powers. Samuel seems ever determined to return Sylar's powers back.. YAAY! One of my favorite quotes from him are: "Do you wallow in self-pity, or do you learn to use the gifts God gave you and command fear and respect, and defend against those who would do us harm?" HRG and Peter decide to visit the healer, but everything seems devastated. The way the greenery was destroyed was beautifully portrayed IMO and we realize that the boy turned into an unintentional killer.
Meanwhile, Sylar sees his true self-- killing his mother and other victims. The usage of the House of Mirrors was truly good to see but maybe the projector could be a bit better. The montage of the manslaughter was like a homage to our evil villain Sylar and it brings so many old Heroes memories back! Ahh, those days.
Back in the healer's house, Peter stops time and accidentally gets shot by the healer, who turns everything he touches to death. Peter is on the verge of death but after conviction from HRG, the healer turns back to his true powers.
In the hospital, things get pretty childish. Hiro, as childish as he ever is, tries to convince Emma that she has abilities and teaches her about it (which is where we can use the term 'tabula rasa'). It was definitely slow but it shows us that abilities are good, no matter the harm they possess.
In the end, we see Sylar face-to-face with the cop chasing him. Sylar looks freakishingly tormented when he tries to injure the officer. He decides to leave him, but Edgar, the swords-guy, slices him like Elektra herself! The end turns out to be pretty okay. Sylar becomes baptized into the Sullivan (or villains) family. Samuel knows how good Sylar is, though he may be an amateur and in the next few episodes, you'll definitely expect some Samuel-Sylar moments. Hiro also realizes that he has to save everyone he can and then Heroes does something unexpected: they dig up Season 1 stuff and Hiro decides to save Charlie, the waitress who met Hiro in Texas. How about saving Caitilin from the future now, Peter? This episode was pretty good. The fact that Heroes is digging up Season 1 material makes it promising. The Sylar-Samuel moments seem very good and I'm hoping that we can see more footage of them together, working against the good guys. Unlike the previous episode which seemed to be like another episode from Gossip Girl (the kiss was so lame!), this episode promises to meet its Heroes standards. It shows that many characters now face a new life and it will keep you waiting for the next episode.
Adapted by VeRdiKT from Blog.Addic7ed.com
Funny but could be better.
This year's Treehouse of Horror featured 3 stories: Dial M for Murder or Press "#" to Return to the Main Menu; Don't Have a Cow, Mankind and There's No Business Like Moe Business. I'll try and start segment-by-segment. This time, the intro was especially pleasing seeing that hardly anyone dresses up in a mummy costume or Frankenstein. When Dracula, Frankenstein, Mummy and Wolfman roam around, the infamous bullies mocks them and says: "Turner Classic Movies called. They want their costumes back." which really made my day. Our classical horror characters then dress up in modern costumes like Jack Sparrow and Spongebob. The end of the sequence is hilarious as well with Homer's eyes popping up as XX, which refers to the twentieth Treehouse of Horror.
The first segment turns out to be in black-and-white. Lisa and Bart decide to do a "crisscross" where Bart punishes Ms. Hoover for Lisa whilst Lisa punishes Ms. Krabappel for Bart. However, things go out of control when Bart misunderstands what Lisa says and brings out Hoover's head in a bag. Bart seems epic in the ding-dong-ditch joke. Many people state this to be a Hitchcock parody but I haven't seen any Hitchcock movies except for Psycho so I can't really share my thoughts about this. The first segment wasn't that amusing at all The Simpsons often pleases the 30s-40s crowd these days and I really didn't find most of the jokes funny at all.
The second segment is a direct parody from 28 Days Later, with direct proof from the hardcoded title in the episode. It was a treat to see Krusty finally and the joke of where Grade A beef being fed to other cows and those cows being slaughtered for the burger really cracked me up. Everyone then becomes a zombie and the Simpsons realize that Bart is the only saviour as he's immune to the disease. Apu was just plain awesome in this episode and how the Simpsons just leave him behind made me ROFL. In the end, everyone has to drink the soup in which Bart bathes in, in order for them to become immune. Which makes me wonder how they got the zombies to drink it in the first place. Anyone thinking of the major plot-hole in Smallville S09E03: Rabid where Superman's blood flows from the sky to cure everyone? The last segment was better than all of them. It features a Broadway-like musical in which Moe professes his love to Marge when Homer dies in a freakish accident in Moe's Tavern. Moe as the lonely bachelor flirting with Marge was definitely a must-see in a musical! The spelling errors made by Moe in Homer's fake confessional letter was too funny ("Dear Midge".. LOL!) The end shows Homer being resurrected as part-beer part-human and features all Springfield characters except for Kang and Kodos (well, if they didn't come, I'd be very angry at the Simpsons writers!) Overall, this episode tries to strain to become a Treehouse of Horror episode but doesn't quite maintain the level of standard that it did with old episodes. Last year's Treehouse was more funnier, especially with Transformers, but this episode could be more funnier. Maybe the Hitchcock segment could have been etched out of the script. It totally ruined the first half.
Adapted by VeRdiKT from Blog.Addic7ed.com
SGU Stargate Universe: Darkness (2009)
Entertaining but maybe over-dramatic...
Since Stargate Universe has been the only sci-fi show, leave alone Stargate franchise, I have ever seen, please don't criticize my reviews harshly. Thanks! :) We firstly see Dr Rush, who gets all jittery and hyper and starts criticizing the crew. After all, he knows they are truly "destined" to die after their recent so-called "sunburnt" experience. He goes nuts over the crew since they're planning on discovering the ship when they should be worried about the power crisis. While the crew desperately tries to figure out how to steer the spaceship, our dear Dr Rush tries to solve the energy crisis. Nice! One message: When do we get to see the technology on board the ship? We're waiting We also get to (finally) see a bit of bare skin. Yes, Chloe tries to bare it all in this episode well, not all since this is a 14+ episode. I thought she wasn't hot but well, I won't discuss further. The Eli-Chloe thing was totally funny in a show I thought would be very dramatic the handing down of the iPhone and "don't make any long distance phone calls" was well said. While Dr Rush, the main guy behind everything, goes bonkers, we see alternative ways done by Eli to help save the crew: using those awesome camera kinos and how to use the shuttle to power the spaceship.
The Telford-Young thing gets a bit over-dramatic for me, though. It's just an opinion, but then again, I haven't watched any of the other Stargate franchise, have I? Young's wife's part could totally be skipped out it's just something I don't plan on watching in a sci-fi show. The gas giant was staggering the CGI was well done. I recently learnt about red gas giants in Physics and it was good to see real physics being used in a sci-fi show. The ship can also stop at a nearby habitable planet as discovered by Scott and as they pass through the gas giant which keeps everyone in awe, Rush discovers they're heading towards a sun.
One thing I've missed is the usage of recording messages for "posterity". It's almost like watching Virtuality (a TV movie) where everyone's statements were recorded along a spaceship. But this kept me entertained and how each character reveals his true nature such as Scott, the hard-ass saying the Lord's prayer and how everyone says they're afraid. Rush not saying anything was kinda obvious, for we know he's very stout. I also observed how there may be a possibility of conflict between Rush and Colonel Young.. perhaps they're the new Locke and Jack for a sci-fi show? Adapted by VeRdiKT from Blog.Addic7ed.com
Wake Up Sid (2009)
Wakes the teens up... not that brightly though.
I hardly go out and see a Bollywood movie these days. Most of them either contain too much violence or too much melodrama - you just don't find anything for the youth crowd (Youngistan!) these days. And then, there was Wake Up Sid.
Wake Up Sid is, well... an enthusiastic movie for a young crowd. It's on behalf of the Mumbai youths, who may very well be like Sid. I was quite shocked to see this as a Karan Johar movie -- all the K movies that were released were quite boring. The movie tries to captivate the audience with the Bombay (okay, okay, Mumbai!) atmosphere, which just makes the movie beautiful. The first half of the movie tries to beguile the audience by bringing up a naive (well not that innocent) and sweet Sid, who just loves to fool around with his friends. The cast is just brilliant: this is Ranbir at his best. I seriously couldn't find any flaw in the first half- the movie tries to show sympathy to Sid who fails his exams.
However, not all B-wood movies try to enthuse their audience. Like all Johar movies, the second-half just contained too much melodrama. Yes, we do need to feel sympathy for Sid but not that much. The second-half just brags on Sid's life from laziness to being organized. I mean, the writer could seriously have rewritten the whole part of him being organized and make it enthusiastic. If this movie was for the teens, the movie would definitely lose its charm if it became a sob-story. The second-half also contains many clichés, which may bore the crowd and possibly make him or her cry. The love stories and the possible love triangle (Sid-Tanya-Aisha) were NOT needed at all! But before you know it, the movie takes a quick U-turn just before it ends and we suddenly see it heading for the better.
Overall, Wake Up Sid is an interesting movie... even though the love story and melodrama could have been minimized. The acting = 8/10, plot = 6/10 and directing = 7/10.
By: TeH_VeRdiKT (Subscene.com)
Nostradamus: 2012 (2009)
I thought I was going to hear something interesting about Nostradamus' predictions in this History Channel documentary. Sadly, I was very disappointed seeing that the documentary only stated about "galactic alignment". Every 10 minutes or so, we hear the narrator talking about galactic alignment, which is quite disappointing as this is a 90 minute documentary! On the other hand, it was good to see Gregg Braden, who is the author of the Divine Matrix and the interviews were kinda okay. However, seeing this documentary made me realize that the History Channel is very biased. I mean, the end of the world?! Didn't Nostradamus predict something in 1999 about Genghis Khan? The documentary should have taken an alternative side as to what else might have happened, which angered me.
I really knew this was gonna be total BS but it saddens me to think that mass-media notions still fool modern people into believing the end of the world.