Starlight Cinema – Samsung Galaxy Life App

As some of you might have already knew this, the outdoor Starlight Cinema in Mont Kiara is back!

It Samsung Galaxy device users can just redeem the tickets for FREE! Non-Galaxy device users of course can opt to pay, but why pay if you can watch for free, right?

Samsung Galaxy device users just have to download the Samsung Galaxy Life App for FREE on the Google Play Store, then redeem the movie tickets and other stuff (including food, drinks, and desserts) at the outdoor cinema, located at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club.

starlight cinema movie redeem

I saw the deals above yesterday but I was too late for it. To watch the Fast & Furious 6 on the Malaysia’s largest outdoor cinema, for FREE!! Dang!

So I went to check again today, as expected, there’s another movie deal of the day for Titanic. And I can redeem a pair.

starlight cinema bukit kiara equestrian club titanic

So if I were to go to watch, there are lots of other good deals that I can redeem to complement my movie session.

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Oblivion – Non-spoiler Review

Oblivion, a sci-fi movie directed by Joseph Kosinski, who also directed Tron: Legacy and commercials for Halo 3 and Gears of War respectively.

This movie starring Tom Cruise (Jack Harper), Olga Kurylenko (Julia), Andrea Riseborough (Victoria), and Morgan Freeman (Malcolm Beech).

oblivion 2013 poster

The setting of Oblivion is a dystopia in 2077, where Earth had war with some aliens and the Earth was destroyed, as a result from the war.

Earth is now a desert planet, left only Jack Harper and Victoria. They stayed back to look after the drones that are patrolling the Earth to fight off aliens, the scavengers.

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Anime – Steins;Gate Review

Steins;Gate, is a sci-fi adventure game by 5pb. and Nitroplus which also published as visual novel, then adapted into manga and then anime in 2011.

Steins;Gate (S;G) actually sets in the same timeline as Chaos;Head, considered the prequel to S;G.

S;G is a drama, psychological, mystery, science fiction, and thriller that talks about time travel theory with lots of discussions that made me keep on watching.

It starts off with Rintaro Okabe, the mad scientist of the series who also calls himself Huouin Kyoma, claims the world he’s living is a conspiracy theory and his life is in jeopardy for knowing the secret.

With him is Mayuri Shiina, the supporting female character who turned out to be the major reason for the time travel events.


*L>R – Daru, Kurisu Makise, Ruka, Feris Nyannyan, Amane, Moeka, Mayuri Shiina, and Rintaro Okabe*

It discussed about alternate timeline, parallel universe, and butterfly effect, the topics of time travel.

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Anime – Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Review

DISCLAIMER : This review is solely based on my personal opinion on an anime as an anime fan myself..It’s totally based on my own amateur knowledge which I’ve accumulated by watching most of the anime that I owned, check out my collection HERE..

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (often only known as Gurren Lagann) as it is known in Japan, is a Japanese mecha-anime television series animated by Gainax who is also responsible for Gunbuster, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and FLCL, and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami..

I think Gurren Lagann is one of the few original  screenplays that is not adapted from a manga or video game because the anime was on air (1st April 2007) earlier than the so-called manga-adapted serialization on 27th April 2007..Correct me if I’m wrong..

Eden of The East is one of the examples of original screenplays that has a good plot..

Gurren Lagann is written by Kazuki Nakashima and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi..With Gurren Lagann being his series director debut, Hiroyuki Imaishi won an individual award in Animation Kobe Awards in 2007..

Gurren Lagann is about the human kind living underground where the surface world is ruled by beastmen under the ruling of Spiral King (Rasen Oh), Lordgenome..

The 27-episodes anime starts with protagonists Simon (pronounced as Shi-mon), and another guy whom he treated as elder brother, Kamina..

Both of them tried to break into the surface to gain freedom and along the way, they’ve met beastmen in their mecha called Ganmen (or Gunmen)..

Their hot-bloodedness brotherly bond (or burning manly passion) gained them the Spiral Power and influenced people around them to join their force, called the Team Dai-Gurren..

Team Dai-Gurren went on to change the world by challenging Lordgenome..

In the first three episodes, I had a hard time trying to comprehend the logic of the anime because it’s not quite logical at all..

I can brain Gundam’s Newtype abilities, I can brain Macross’ singing to defeat the enemies, I can brain The Brave Fighter of Legend of Da-Garn’s combination of few robots to become super robot, but it was difficult in this case..

Although I can’t brain it, but the closer they get to the Spiral King Lordgenome, I can feel their hot-bloodedness and that’s what make this anime interesting..

Their hot-bloodedness or the burning manly passion to achieve their goal is the key-point and strength of Gurren Lagann..


*From L>R – Leeron, Yoko, Kamina, Simon*

The seiyuu for Kamina is Katsuyuki Konishi, who also voiced for Volfogg (GaoGaiGar series), America (Hetalia – Axis Power), Ozma Lee (Macross Frontier), Johann Trinity (Gundam 00), Shori Shibuya (Kyo Kara Maoh series), Phoenix Ikki (Saint Seiya: Hades Chapter), and Amidamaru (Shaman King)..

Simon is voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara, who is also the seiyuu for Natsu Dragneel (Fairy Tail), Fujioka (Minami-ke series), and Pegasus Tenma (Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas)..

Yoko is voiced by Marina Inoue, who also voiced for Shigeru Kanmuri (Yakitate! Japan), Kana Minami (Minami-ke series), and Chiri Kitsu (Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei series)..

Viral, being the supporting role in the anime, is voiced by veteran seiyuu Nobuyuki Hiyama, who has been a seiyuu for numerous characters including Teppei (B’tX series), Madarame Ikkaku (Bleach series), Koujiro Hyuga (Captain Tsubasa J), Joe Higashi (Fatal Fury series), Gai Shishio (GaoGaiGar series), Balmung (.hack series), Takeshi Nakazato (Initial D series), Mr. 3 (One Piece), Harry Mckenzie (School Rumble series), and Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho series) among many others..

Their opening song (OP) is “Sorairo Days” by Shoko Nakagawa, a very inspiring song that is very suitable for their burning manly passion..

Three ending songs (ED) with “Underground” by High Voltage (Ep 1-15), “Happily Ever After” by Shoko Nakagawa (Ep 16), and “Minna no Peace” by Afromania (Ep 17-27)..

According to ANN, 2350 of 5345 votes were rated as Masterpiece, with a median rating of Excellent..

Although at some time you can roughly predict what’s happening next, I would rate it at 8.5/10 for its burning manly passion..

Transformers 3 – The Dark Of The Moon 3D @ GSCMAXX, Berjaya Times Square, Non-Spoiler Review

The third instalment of the Tranformers franchise is here and as most interviews reportedly saying it’s the last Transformers movie that Michael Bay is directing..

Transformers 3 : Dark Of The Moon (DOTM) has been a long wait since the disappointment of Transformers 2 : Revenge Of The Fallen (ROTF) back in 2009..


*Taken from Google Images*

I don’t know what’s your view bout ROTF but I didn’t think it leaves a good trail for Michael Bay..

Transformers 3 : DOTM was showing in Malaysian cinemas on 28th of June 2011 and I managed to watch it on 29th June thanks to Jason..

Been reading tweets and FB status from those who have watched it on 28th was pretty exciting, and annoying of course because some of them kindly gave the public some spoilers..

I watched DOTM 3D at GSCMAXX, formerly IMAX in Berjaya Times Square on the 10th Floor..

I watched the first Transformers there back in 2007 and it was pretty awesome, what’s more it has 3D now..

Jason bought a total of 19 tickets, each ticket costs RM20 and we took over half of Row D..Yes, each rows in GSCMAXX has about 40 seats..


*Pic by Daphne*

We were seated on Row D, 4th row from the top..Our view?

I was sitting in the middle and my vision scope was pretty much just nicely covered the whole screen, from end to end, like how your scope is if you are seated about 6th row from the front in a normal cinema hall, minus the neck pain..

Although I watched this in 3D but it didn’t felt much of the so-called ’3D effects’ such as shattered glasses or explosions are just right in front of your eyes kinda thing..

However, I felt very worthwhile with the 3D (yes you heard me) choice..

The DOTM is filmed using Avatar’s 3D camera-technology instead of the usual 3D-post conversion after the movie is filmed..

For sure, it felt worthwhile is because of the BIG screen from IMAX..The transforming scenes of the Transformers were really amazing on the BIG screen and I guess the 3D effect further enhanced the details of the mechanical parts and the transforming effect..

I guessed it’s one of the very rare movie outing that I didn’t go to the washroom halfway through the movie..

My eyes were glued to the BIG screen trying not to miss out any scenes and tried my best to focus on the details as well as the dialogues..

Overall, the storyline was pretty awesome with a bit of twist here and there and of course some of the main elements in DOTM are betrayal and faith..

This movie introduced the old Sentinel Prime, the first Prime and also the one in charge before Optimus..


*Taken from Google Images*

It also introduced Shockwave, one of the most loyal Decepticons ever, said to be one of the greatest Decepticons warriors and also a guardian of Cybertron in the absence of Megatron when Megatron and others are out for war..


*Taken from Google Images*

One more thing, it’s about Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeouf)..Not that his acting is very poor and all, no! His acting is very good and I would say standout!

BUT, I’m quite annoyed with his character that he’s the hero, he wanted to boss around even to the chief operation of the CIA..


*Taken from Google Images*

Never mind bout the disappearance of Megan Fox because a true Transformers fan only cares about robot and more robots (read : Dinobots, Constructicons, Insecticons, SixShot, etc)..

The essence of the classic Transformers G1 animation is not in the franchise, or perhaps Michael Bay is going about a different approach..

In the animation, Sam Witwicky is a very down-to-earth-and-quite-timid-yet-sometimes-arrogant kind of person..That kind of attitude is not seen in the movie..

Also, since the first movie, the evil Megatron in the movie is not up to par to the one in the animation which is meant for kids!

In the animation, Megatron is very strict and brutal and show no mercy even to his fellow Decepticons but in the movie, the Megatron is tamed, in a large-scale..

Not to mention the only Transformers that looked like their animation image were Optimus Prime, Sentinel Prime, Shockwave, and Laserbeak..I was hoping for more familiar faces..

In DOTM, I must warn you that the ending is utterly disappointing, but it also leaves some space for a 4th movie, with a different director (read : Steven Spielberg), or could just end it right there and then..

I’m giving it a 9/10 rating but I MUST let you know that it’s just me..

I have friends who are hardcore Transformers fans where some told me they liked the movie and some didn’t like the movie, so it depends..

Best is watch it yourself and judge it yourself, and I totally recommend GSCMAXX for the experience beyond the normal experience..Remember to look out for the top 5 rows instead of the lower ones.. :D

PJ Laugh Fest – God of Carnage @ PJ Live Arts, Jaya One

PJ Live Arts (PJLA) in Jaya One is bringing back the second annual PJ Laugh Fest with a roar..

PJ Laugh Fest will open with 2009 Tony Awards winning play, “God of Carnage” which premiered in New York in 2009 with Hollywood bigwigs Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and award winner for Best Actress In A Play, Marcia Gay Harden..

The Malaysian version will boast our own star casts of Will Quah, Maya Tan, Megat Shahrizal, and Lina Teoh..

For those who don’t know, “God of Carnage” is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner..

However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos..

Boys will be boys, but can the grownups be grown up enough to resolve their differences without losing sight of right and wrong? The facade of civility shatters as the God of Carnage wreaks havoc in the living room and all hell breaks loose in the most hilarious manner!

The PJ Laugh Fest kickstart with “God of Carnage” and its first show is on 28th April (Thursday) 2011 at 8.30pm, with subsequent shows on 29th-30th April and 3rd-7th May for 8.30pm slot..

There are also 5pm shows on 30th April, 1st May, and 7th-8th May..

Priced at RM60 for a 90-minutes show without intermission! I would say it’s quite a deal for an established play with a strong local casts..

If you are paying attention to this blog post, I would love to offer you something great, that is A PAIR of FREE TICKETS to the “God of Carnage” sneak preview!

Sneak preview : 25th April 2011, Monday
Venue : PJ Live Arts Theatre (Level 2)

You will be among the first group of people to watch the play 3 days before its first official show!

By using the power of Google or you can click on www.pjla.com.my, tell me the titles of the 3 shows that fit the following descriptions or info :

Show 1 – The Godfathers of Comedy

Show 2 – A solo show with opening act by David Lai

Show 3 – Casts featuring Douglas Lim, Harith Iskandar, Afdlin Shauki, Kuah Jenhan, and many more

Leave you answers in the comment section with names of you and your partner (who you are going with), a valid e-mail address (I don’t accept 1Malaysia e-mail address :P ) in the empty boxes, and then your answers..

And also tell me why do you like stage comedy (aka stand-up comedy, stage play, sketch, etc) in a slogan-thing of “I like stage comedy because…..”

Examples as below :

Name : John and Jenny

Email : john@email.com

Comments :

Show 1 – [answer]

Show 2 – [answer]

Show 3 – [answer]

I like stage comedy because…..[your comment]….

Then click “Submit Comment”..

Contest close on 24th April 2011 (Sunday) at 6pm..Do check the blog post again or your e-mail from 7pm onwards if you are a winner!

P/S – If you are UNABLE to reply my e-mail with the details I need within 90-minutes from the time I’ve sent out the e-mail, then your ticket(s) will be forfeited and will be given to the next winner in-line..

That’s why do check your e-mail from 7pm ONWARDS to know if you still manage to catch the sneak preview!

So make sure you give me a valid e-mail address and make sure your e-mail don’t cause any trouble such as receiving it late or things like that..

An advice, use Gmail if possible, the sending and receiving is almost at real-time..

The pair of free tix is courtesy of PJLA and also thanks to Salina & Associates PR..

For further info on “God of Carnage” and other upcoming shows during the PJ Laugh Fest, do visit www.pjla.com.my..