Movie Review: The Legion

I won 4 tickets from Churp-Churp and my movie entourage was my girlfriend, her brother and my business partner. Another friend of ours had to miss out because only 4 tickets maximum were given. The Legion was at GSC, 1Utama.

Well, we were given seats 3 rows from the screen. Yes, that close. Some other bloggers I saw at the event were seated only 5 rows from the screen. Which made many of the Churpers asking, how in the world did we all get these kind of seats? Even if we redeemed our tickets early.

But enough ranting. The good thing about the movie is that the action scenes weren’t as many. I could tell, because at our distance, quick movements in action scenes are nothing but blurred and disfigured visions. And there weren’t many incidents like this.

The build up of the story was alright but towards the ending, it lost steam.The ending for me was one of those “wtf” endings and mind you, NOT cliffhanger!

The main character; Michael (Paul Bettany), was the right person to play the part. His cold and intense expression and posture brings out the dark but yet, a good side to the character. Well casted and played.

Unlike the movie Old Dogs, this is a movie I’d not watch again. Sorry, Peter Schink and Scott Stewart.

Other bloggers I bumped into at the screening wereΒ Sashi, Bryan, Yatz and other familiar faces whom I’ve not personally introduced myself.

By the way, can someone tell me why didn’t the possessed move when they exited from the backdoor?

My Valentine’s Day

With a Hollywood celebrity, I wish. But no harm imagining or dreaming about it, right? So, between a whole list of celebrities like:

  • Jessica Alba
  • Kathy Bates
  • Jessica Biel
  • Jennifer Garner
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Queen Latifah
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Emma Roberts
  • Julia Roberts
  • Taylor Swift

For some reason, I’d choose Anne Hathaway over the super hot Jessica Alba. It was a difficult choice between Julia Roberts too because, I mean, she’s Julia Roberts!

So what would a valentine’s day be if an Academy Award Winner like Anne Hathaway and me have? Well, I’m going to be realistic about this dream but not boring. Good luck to me. πŸ˜‰

In Flight Entertainment

aeroplane photo

Obviously, if she were traveling to Malaysia she’d need to fly. So what better way than asking Malaysia Airlines if I could steal a 30 second slot in their video segment. I’d use the 30-seconds to introduce myself and Malaysia to Anne. Not to mention, let her know I’ll be picking her up.

The Pickup

bullock cart

It might be awesome to introduce her to our bullock cart. But I think it’ll be too much of a culture shock for her. So, I’ll probably tell her to look out for the person wearing an orange t-shirt, orange shorts and white shoes. Orange shoes would’ve probably freaked her out and be a fashion disaster!

Cruising, Talking, Breaking the ice

We’ll do our best to runaway from her sticky guards and drive off. But if that failed, then I’d politely ask if they would take the airport limo and tail us then. In the car, we’d be talking and I’d ask for her help a little by popping the dashboard compartment open.

photo album

The photo album will be filled with photos of the fun-filled things we could do in Malaysia. This would be a great ice breaker for us to get to know one another and plan the next agenda.

Beautiful Malaysia, Beautiful Anne

night view

For food, I’d definitely ask her to try our famous local cuisines like nasi lemak, satay, roti canai and others. However, as dusk would fall, it’s time to do something a little different. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had fireworks?

Dine Up

hot air balloon

Indeed, we’d be hovering near the skies and the clouds. Having a sumptuous dinner all cooked and served in the hot air balloon. And because there won’t be enough space for her bodyguards, they may choose to hang on the anchor rope if they’d like. πŸ˜›

Ending With Panache


As it turned to night, now it was finally time to end our lovely evening. Nothing’s better than being able to walk along the beach among the cool breeze. But because I wanted to end the night with panache, I’d give Anne her own private fireworks display over the open sea.

The fireworks would lit and write, “thank you, you are more real than any fairy tale.”

Farewell Gift


Image credits: annnna

And at the end of this fairy tale, we’ll have ourselves a polaroid photo to remember this moment. A plain guy from Malaysia who celebrated his Valentine’s with an Academy Award Winner like Anne Hathaway.

Nuffnang Astro B.yond Bloggers Night

It was a night of food, games, prizes, bloggers and friends in High Definition at the Astro B.yond Bloggers Night which was held at Modestos, Sri Hartamas. Emceeing the night was Deal or No Deal host; Non.

Emcee Non

The night kicked off with the introduction of Henry Tan; Chief Operating Officer, Astro. He was telling us about the expectations and excitement of what’s to come from the new Astro B.yond. Bringing a whole new experience in high definition.

Henry Tan (Chief Operating Office, Astro)

We were then treated to the premiere of the Astro B.yond TV commercial in High Definition for Astro B.yond. I couldn’t really see much of the details at the beginning but when it came to shattering glass and rich colors of the fauna, man, it looked good!

Plus, some interesting facts about the commercial is it’s the longest Malaysian television commercial in history at approximately 2.30 minutes. Can’t imagine how much that’ll cost in air time. LOL! Oh, and it even supports Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound baby!

Part of the promotional segment also had selected bloggers of the Nuffnang community sharing their views and expectations of watching TV in High Definition. One of them was none other than infamous; saimatkong.

Saimatkong ar

After this segment, it was all about feeding the hungry bloggers. I was partially starving at the point and thank goodness, they even had mutton to munch on.

Food spread buffet style

While dining we were entertained by pole dancers a lively band with one of them being a collegemate of mine back in the old Lim Kok Wing days. The music was traditional with a modern tune and upbeat to keep your ears and heart thumping to the beat.

Thumbp thump thump

Keeping the lively blogger spirit at the party, everyone was invited to play the game nearly similar to Cluedo. It was to seek out a murderer among us based on the clues plastered everywhere. Managing this challenge was Nuffie Robb and Huai Bin (Sixtheseal).

Robb and Huai Bin doing their thing

There were 20 teams comprising 4 members each hunting all around the club with tiny magnifying glasses to analyze clues. Once that was done, they competed to win the 32″ LG HDTV and 1 year free subscription to Astro’s B.yond experience. Here’s the winning team with the person who walked away with the prize holding the “Winner” sign.

Winning team or better known as "porkgang"

While at the party, I also bumped into a number of celebrity bloggers like RedMummy, Cheesie and fourfeetnine.

Fourfeetnine, Redmummy, Cheesie

Next time, I’ve got to place myself in photos like this. And here’s a shot of Saimatkong with another friend of mine; Chong.

View all the photos taken during the Astro B.yond Bloggers Night at my photography blog; Cameranoob.

And by the way, don’t be shy because all the pictures above have larger versions. πŸ˜‰

Got My Invite to Astro B.yond!

Hooray! One of my 2010 resolutions is coming along well. Which is to participate more in the Malaysia blogging scene. And thanks to Nuffnang, I’m going to be doing just that at the Astro B.yond Bloggers Night. πŸ™‚

The party’s going to be held at Modesto’s, Desa Sri Hartamas and 1 lucky blogger might walkaway with a spanking new 32” LG High Definition TV with free subscription to Astro B.yond channels! And to be even more hopeful, there’ll be 3 sets up for grabs. Awesomeness!

Will you be there too?