21 September 2008

Movie Marathon

So yesterday I watched these 5 old movies. I'd grabbed them from rileks (kinda multimedia portal in itb) since a year ago when still in college, but they're just buried forgetfully in my BenQ.

The Man from Earth
There is this one professor guy named John Oldman who was quitting his job. On the day his moving, some colleagues in university (biologist, psychologist, historian, anthropologist) came to his house to make farewell party. They're very surprised with his movement and wondering why. Until finally John confided them that he's a cro-magnon human who had lived for 14.000 years, always faced new eras without getting old, so he had to move to other place every 10 years. At first his fellas didn't believe it, but every answers and stories he told are perfectly fit. He had ever sailed with Christopher Columbus, met Budhha, and the most strained part is when he admit that he's one of the religious figure in the world.
The setting is so simple, mostly at John's living room with only 8 persons in science terms discussing about the possibilities a prehistoric man could live until now. It's kinda boring, but you need to see the whole part to know whether this guy only made a hoax or he's really the man from earth. Well it's worth it, the ending is shocking, I even replayed it twice (only the ending part).

OnceAn Irish musical film, reminded me of Music and Lyrics. A street musician guy (played guitar) met a Czech girl who loves music also (played piano) unintended, then having a great friendship. With her support, this guy became brave to make his recording and chase his ex-GF again. Well, the songs are not bad, and I was kinda interested with their dialect and the situation there in Dublin city.

The Greatest Game Ever Played
This one IS awesome! Nyehehe sorry for the late watching. True story, it's all about golf who's being played only by gentlemen. There's this caddie boy named Francis Ouimet from Massachusetts, who loves playing it but his father appearantly liked to see his son being a businessman that could bring real wage to home. Francis's debut is in US Amateur Championship (cmiiw) but didn't win, so he'd made a promise with his dad that he would never play golf again. Then the US Open was held, the committee invited him to participate on it. With so many conflicts, finally he joined that big game, along with the legendary Harry Vardon. The movie told us about how ordinary citizens (like Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon) could be out of the ordinary. Ohh I noted a good quote that once Harry told to Francis, "Even in our darkest hour, we must always remember, we never despair." T__T

Garfield, Gets Real
Garfield bored with his life in comic strips and suddenly found a way to the real world, the readers of his comic strips. With his dog Odie, he'd had fun for a while. On the next day, the newspaper was out of Garfield's story (because he'd disappeared), so they wanted to look for a new comic strips figure. With his friends' help, Garfield tried to go home. Hmm not so interesting, it's just... good way for improving your english (without subtitle :P).

August Rush
Well here it comes the best one. I know, I am overdue, sorry! It's about how a family (an 11 years old boy and his parents) met and gathered around by following the music. Music is around us, all you have to do is listen. All songs here are wonderful, especially August's Rhapsody (I can't stop playing its soundtracks in my harrIPODder after that). And the child is sooo cute!!!

OK, I think I'm done with this reviewing things.

Added. Well, today I'd just known that in foreign cinemas sometimes they played movie marathon for certain movies, such as LOTR. So when the last episode of LOTR came out, they offer this packet to watch 3 LOTR episodes one by one, so we could be reminded how the previous stories are. Unfortunately 21 here didn't do it. I think I would take it if they offered marathon of LOTR, POTC and Harry Potter.

3 comments:

  1. uhmm.. yg garfields get real itu emang kurang oke. How dare they make garfield movies like that! Ugh..

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  2. Waahhh Rika!
    Iya, Once tuh film keren banget.
    Simple, lagunya bagus.
    Aku punya lho soundtracknya.
    Ihhh bagus banget, apalagi yg Falling Slowly, yg dia nyanyi berdua pertama kali di toko music...
    two thumbs up =)

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  3. Aku mau nonton August Rush dunk ..
    Belum kesampean niy :(

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