Friday, May 14, 2010

Blockbuster Fury

Just came back from Genting with some of the usual paverts! Photos will be up here soon. Was a great trip to destress and all; but I realised that many of the rollercoaster rides that were thrilling to me when I was younger wasn't so thrilling to me anymore =(

But corkscrew and flying coaster still remain the best ones!

Now, for three blockbusters that happened over the past weeks + one significant event:

Firstly, one of the hottest musicals ever to grace the Esplanade:
Yep, went to catch Chicago the Musical at the Esplanade with hy and kenny! It was slick, sharp and sexy. It's been four days but the soundtrack is still in my head. (Maybe 'cos I bought the original 1996 cast recording after the musical) It's $30 but well worth the money for the tunes. Anyone wants? Just ask!

This is as unappetizing as it looks! PEOPLE, PLEASE BEWARE OF FLAVA LAVA (WESTERN FOOD STALL) AT ESPLANADE'S GLUTTON'S BAY! My seafood pasta turned out to be nothing but garlic pasta, and Kenny's fish and chip above was lousy ttm. No skill, no effort, no taste. You've been warned.

Next is my treat for my family on Mother's Day @ Orchard Central's Ootoya.
The food and service are awesome. And it's affordable too. The 45min-1hour queueing for a space in the restaurant is justified, I believe.

Then it was off to Food Paradise (dad's treat) for the umpteenth time of the month
To the one that was initially skeptical about this flavour, it's actually quite nice! Can try it next time =)

And now for the blockbusters:
I give the movie:

Despite some people saying that this was not as good as it should be, I actually think otherwise. What you loved about the first movie (Robert Downey Jr's irresistible ego-character and the special effects) are back in full-force, plus a few excellent extras (Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Mickey Rourke as Whiplash).

I cannot complain much when a movie delivers all that its audience wants. Just sit back and you're in for a cool and adrenalin-filled ride.

Caught this at a GV that I've never visited before:
I give the movie:

This will mark director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe's 5th collaboration (most notably of which was 2001's Oscar Best Picture Gladiator), and the product is an above-average film that is expected of the award-winning duo.

Robin Hood tells the tale of how the man became the outlaw who robbed the rich to give to the poor, and the take is rather unconventional. Gritty fight scenes are played out against epic battles at coastlines, and these moments of grandeur are supported by a strong cast which includes Cate Blanchett and Max Von Sydow (last seen as a German doctor in Shutter Island).

A sequel is inevitable - but will it be the big blockbuster its advertising campaign sets out to be? The current RT rating stands at 44%, but I predict it will rise further when the movie is officially released (it premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 12, and until then, the press is not allowed to publish any reviews).

Alright, still tired from the Genting trip. Shall sleep in tomorrow before joining Wang and the others for the discussion!

Take care, people!

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