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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Win exclusive passes to the Hennessy Artistry 2012 Kuala Lumpur-

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H-Artistry will be happening this 8 September at KWC KL! Here’s your chance to win a pair of exclusive, money-can’t-buy passes to party on down at H-Artistry this September.

The 2nd installment of 2012’s Global Art of Mixing Trilogy will feature an all-new Hennessy Art of Mixing Zone, the Hennessy 360 Cam, as well as the signature Hennessy V.S.O.P. long drinks.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Watch 2012 also known as Neighbourhood Watch


What's it about:
4 suburban dudes, each with their own motive, united by one man to hunt down a recent murder of a security guard, trouble ensues when they find out that their killer isn't your friendly neighborhood spider-man.

When the town takes it as a joke, it's up to them to save the world?!

With a logo like that, you iz confirm awesome, with tigers and fire and wings. 
What I would say about it:

Just to put it out in the open, the plot was cliche, the story was predictable and the whole show was full of plot holes.
Despite these obvious flaws, The Watch proved to be an entertaining film, they picked the right people to do the right job. 
I can see that the dialogues had many improvisions worked in to it. So if you are not good at catching puns and parodies, you might miss out of a lot of the fun. But the movie itself may prove to be very vulgar for certain people but that's the way I like it, 

It DOES have a tiny moment of suspense, and then it spirals out of proportion. 

If you ever plan to watch this film, sit back and let it take you on a ride. It's just plain fun comedy, billion of lightyears to be the best comedy ever though. Haha.

The alien looks like a helm less predator. haha
Rating: 3/5
"A punny film that would probably receive the most aggresive negative reviews but would be much enjoyable for a night of light hearted fun" -
Crowd favorite?
I am guessing the crowd favorite would most probably be british native Richard Ayoade as Jamarcus.

He also heads the british comedy the IT Crowd, loads of fun in that series too!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sadako 3D


In no circumstances would you go over to  help out a hand that comes out of a well.
What's it about:
Following the urban legend of a girl who was thrown down a well when she was still alive when falling, her vengeful spirit roams the human world in a hunger to wipe out anyone that sees a mysterious video.

Fast forward into the present, an individual with nothing but hatred for the world intends to summon her soul back from the well and wreak havoc on the surface dwellers.

Koji Seto aka kamen rider Kiva plays a very sissy boyfriend. 
What I would say about it:

Being a J-fanatic, I am of course looking forward to this movie.

To an average seeker of horror flicks, some of the scares and the eerie-ness it gives at the beginning of the movie were fair enough. Just like many Japan films, it will come to a certain point where they over rely on the CG effects and make the whole movie look comedic (CG is super cheap in Japan). 

There is definitely a lot of confusion with the plot if you have not read the novels it was based on but the general audience (like all japanese films) are mostly targeted to their own countrymen. Call it selfish or whatever, I personally quite familiar with the premises that these films work around. 

If it weren't for the overly CG feel from the final scenes the movie would have been a lot more creepier, trust me... the older Japanese films were much creepier because they did all without CG. 

The soundtrack needed a little bit more creep to it because some scenes would be much better without the background music.

However, I am quite sure there were many scared audience today as I heard many awkward laughs and effort to ease up the air in some scenes.

Most of the scenes were filmed for 3D hence a 2D version would have affected the experience. So if you plan to watch a 2D version, downloading it when the subs are out might be a better choice.

Have some  fun watching it with your friends, throwing a little bit of cash for some fun wouldn't hurt once in awhile.

I would have went even if i did not receive passes to watch it earlier. :)

Rating: 2/5

The failed sacrifices

Critic Mode:
"Perhaps relying on CG for cheap scares was not the best way to film this movie, they should have put more effort into the more conventional way of filming Japanese Horror movies which were once the most feared movies." benjaminfoo of

Extra facts for Japanese films :)

  • Koji Seto is the main actor for the Kamen Rider series, Kamen Rider Kiva
  • Yusuke Yamamoto who plays Kashiwada Seiji ( the mad individual) is known for his role as Kamen Rider Sasword.
  • Ai Hashimoto who plays Sadako is also acting in another horror thriller which is based on the Light Novel / Anime "Another" . Check out the trailer. 
Watch 1:38 as they invited Sadako for a baseball pitch XD 

Monday, August 27, 2012

AniManGaki 2012 at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre :)


As the annual AniManGaki comes and goes, let me have a little post on how it all went! But first, for you first timers who have never heard of AniManGaki before here is a short intro~
"Making its debut in 2009, AniManGaki is the brainchild of Sun-U Anime Club's founder, Yvonne Sing Yee Wen. The event was formed by fans, for fans; with the sole purpose of bringing together fans and lovers of anime from all walks of life. Branded "The Trendsetter", AniManGaki continues to surprise visitors each year with something new.
This year, AniManGaki 2012 will be a solo effort brought to you by the AniManGaki Organizing Committee. Your favourite ACG event is now back, evolving bigger and better at a brand new venue -- the Sunway Pyramid Convention Center! And to celebrate an amazing school year, we're going with the High School (Koukou) theme!"So get ready for some fun yo!"
For more info about this yearly event click here! -->
OR AniManGaki Facebook Page

One can never escape the ticket counter if you want to enjoy the full experience of such an event, of course you can just hang around the outskirts of the premises to catch the never-ending flow of cosplayers but the whole event is not just about the cosplayers even though they do play a big part in both attracting on-lookers and friendly meet ups alike :).


It's RM15 per entrance ticket for this year and you can get it at a cheaper price by bundling a two day pass for just RM25!

I also like how they have prepared a storage area and a lost and found counter because we ALL know how missing items and limited space can be a problem in ACG events such as this. Kudos! for the considerate arrangement and i do hope there weren't many problems on it!

I also happened to find a faithful puppy awaiting the return of it's owner at one of the counters >.<.

Moving along after giving the puppy a little petting session, let's have a look at a small portion of the crowd~ to be honest I wasn't really expecting such a large crowd although this WAS my first AniManGaki ~

Before we go further, let's have a few cosplayers here shall we? :)
Do let me know in the comments on which character are they if i got it wrong. (I am only a sub-Otaku,paiseh~)

Kuni-chan from Shangri-La

Help pls >.<

A little help here with Ms. Midori as well >.<"

Moving along with the crowd, as you pass the entrance you will be seeing a lot of booths that are in generals split into two types, one is the retailer booths (by companies) and the other would be the Artist booths (personal projects).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Pumping Henessy Artistry Mix In Store for Kuala Lumpur 2012

Hot off raising the roof in Penang at the Straits Quay Convention Centre this June, H-Artistry returns to the heart of Kuala Lumpur for the second instalment of 2012’s Global Art of Mixing Trilogy! The upcoming H-Artistry party is set to take place at KWC Kuala Lumpur, promising an eclectic mix and a phenomenal super-clubbing experience on 8 September 2012.

Thinking about this certainly brings back a lot of good memories from my previous events with Hennessy :)

This picture was taken from Hennessy Artistry last year at MIECC, gave me a lot of memories as it was my very first H-Artristy event, it was bustling with awesome vibes and a lot of great tasting Cognac and a generous offering of great company :).

Since then, I have had more opportunities to attend events from Hennessy and they never did disappoint me  once. Always full of good music and great atmosphere. I think throughout the year many of my fondest memories were from Hennessy events.

The launch of the limited editiong NyX bottle that spotted a great time with great people dancing the night away. :)

The launch of Hennessy's new bottle :)

And that awesome trip up north for the H-Artistry kickstart in Penang for the year 2012! ! !


As H-Artistry zeros in on Kuala Lumpur’s latest wholesale fashion hub, around 3,000 party goers will be treated to a mix of world-class music and the trademark H-Artistry atmosphere. Seasoned H-Artistry enthusiasts and new initiates alike will be blown away by a revamped Hennessy Art of Mixing Zone featuring the Hennessy 360 Cam, as well as other interactive party elements; making it one of the premier party experiences this September. 

The next H-Artistry will be held in this colossal building! Party like you never party before! :)

After posing for a seamless, 360 degree panoramic video at the Hennessy 360 Cam, party goers can enjoy their favourite Hennessy V.S.O.P. long drinks at the Hennessy Mixing Bars, where Hennessy Apple, Hennessy Berry, Hennessy Ginger and Hennessy Soda. The gorgeous H-Artistry ambassadors stationed at the bar will be happy to demonstrate the ease of mixing your favourite signature Hennessy V.S.O.P. long drinks. 

Check us out on the awesome Hennessy 360 Cam!

So now aren't we all anxious to know about the awesome line up for the coming H-Artistry?

I've got a whole blog post dedicated to the upcoming lineups so check it out here!

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Featured Artist At The Pumping H-Artistry / Hennessy Artistry Mix in Kuala Lumpur 2012


Six amazing hit mixers and genuine entertainers are ready to rock the stages of H-Artistry 2012 at Kenanga Wholesale City, so guys best suit up with your most comfortable clothes and ladies you might want to lower those heel heights because your will sucked into a sensational clubbing experience that you have never experienced before!

The Line-up is set and the venue is ready so let's look at the awesome people who will electrify your night!

The spotlights are all on this songstress of EDM who will be h
eadlining H-Artistry this September at KWC KL, Dutch vocal powerhouse and EDM siren Eva Simons has come a long way since her beginnings. Back in 2009, Eva Simon’s track entitled “Silly Boy” started to gain popularity on the internet and received attention from the likes of Kanye West. 

Bolstered by this initial success, Simons went on to sign a worldwide record deal at EMI, which led to even more notable records from her up to mid-2010. This was when Eva Simons & Mike Hamilton (also known as the writing team Topline Ink) wrote the song “Take Over Control”.

Afrojack ft. Eva Simons – Take Over Control

Infamous household names of the Kuala Lumpur party scene
, Nasty and GuruGuru who come together as the Bass Agents need no introduction. Anchoring the hipster continent of Zouk Club KL, with their monthly residency at Barsonic, the Bass Agents have well established their mark in the region with their complex and edgy lashings of electro, hard trance and hard style.
You best be ready for some rogue tunes that will make you go crazy! I won't spoil you guys with a sample cause they sound best RAW. RAWR RAWR RAWR! 

B.A.T.E., made up of local duo Wai Hong and Ethan Curzon, are two fast rising nu-breeds aspiring to be the next big DJ duo in the local scene. Despite being relatively new, B.A.T.E. are no strangers to Kuala Lumpur party goers. The duo is frequently spotted tearing up the decks at various nightspots around the city such as Barsonic at Zouk, Vertigo, LUST, Bakita and Bedroom.
These boys are itching to perform their most sensational mixes and tunes to get you all wanting more, because when they are out, you don't want to get out! 

From our Neighbouring country of Indonesia!!

Hailing from Jakarta, 24 year old Angger Dimas is the epitome of young DJ-ing talent from around the region. Commanding an underground cult following in the party scene of South East Asia’s largest metropolis, Dimas started out young by picking up the guitar at the tender age of 7. His pursuit of creating electronic dance music (EDM) began 3 years ago when he debuted his DJ-ing career in 2009.

He is now one of the most exciting DJs in the world with collabs with the great Steve Aoki and his previous live performance and Zouk Sepang that instantly shot him to fame in the local scenes!

So if you want to know how to get passes for a night of free flowing Hennessy Cognac and great music do check out 


The 2nd Installment of the Global Art of Mixing Trilogy

8 September, 2012 @ Level 15, KWC Kuala Lumpur


Friday, August 17, 2012

The Cube brings back Raya Aidilfitri Memories

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D.J. Dave (3rd from left) and Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations, Advanced Data for Celcom Axiata Berhad (3rd from right) celebrate the release of the exclusive Menjelang Hari Raya remix together with the team from The Cube.

It's Raya with a digital twist when The Cube brings Raya Memories on to a platform that you can easily access, the entity behind The Cube is none other than Celcom Axiata Berhad, the first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider in the country, will bring back fond Raya memories this year by introducing a remix of the classic hit Menjelang Hari Raya as part of its exclusive Aidilfitri offerings on The Cube – a multimedia-branded channel that fulfils consumers’ needs to access content on any device while on the move, at home, at work or at play.

The new Menjelang Hari Raya (CUBE Mix) single is conceived and produced by The Cube and will be available exclusively on The Cube as part of its Musicube and Call Me Tones offerings, alongside other incredible content offerings of music, games, sports and entertainment.

 DJ Dave (left) indulges in an impromptu performance of the Menjelang Hari Raya song while Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations, Advanced Data for Celcom Axiata Berhad (2nd from right) listens on The Cube.
En. Afizulazha Abdullah, Chief Operations, Advanced Data for Celcom Axiata Berhad, said, “This is the first time ever that a mobile telecommunications service provider has collaborated with a music label to produce and offer a modern twist on a classic song, and we have no doubt that this exclusive single from us will appeal to a younger generation and our customers on The Cube.

With lively new beats accompanying the well-known melody, the Menjelang Hari Raya remix will join an extensive line-up of other popular classic and modern Raya songs available on The Cube including Dendang Perantau, Suasana Hari Raya, and the ubiquitous yet evergreen Selamat Hari Raya.”

Here is the song for you groove to.

You can even download it here! SONG DOWNLOAD

The Menjelang Hari Raya (CUBE Mix) single is part of The Cube’s Nur Ramadan and Salam Syawal campaigns for Ramadan and Aidilfitri this year, which aims to bring customers and their loved ones closer together through a celebration of love by forgiving, sharing and caring.

To give its customers more cause for reflection and celebration, The Cube is offering seven promotional premieres as part of its Malam 7 Likur promotions from the 12th to the 19th of August 2012, each to be launched in the seven days leading towards the month of Syawal.

These include an exclusive partnership with TV Al-Hijrah for mobile content, the Umrah Bersama Call Me Tones campaign that will give Call Me Tones Ramadan package subscribers the opportunity to perform umrah with a loved one, and a chance to win RM1,500 duit raya daily during the last week of Ramadan through The Cube’s Call Me Tones – an 50% increase from the previous daily cash prize of RM1,000 during The Cube’s Duit Raya Seribu Sehari promotion

“The Ramadan and Raya mobile content and promotions on The Cube are developed and offered specifically to our customers to help them celebrate love, kindness and forgiveness by sharing the spirit of the season with their friends, families and loved ones. 

We encourage our customers to make good use of our new mobile content by sharing it with their loved ones as we come to the end of the holy month of Ramadan and prepare for Raya festivities,” said Afizulazha.

To enjoy these exclusive content and promotions, visit The Cube’s website at or the mobile site at to view the entire list of content, subscription methods, and download codes. Celcom customers can also access The Cube directly on their mobile phones by dialling *888#.

Once again , wishing everyone.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ramadan & Raya on The Cube 2012


The festivities return 

One of the most joyous celebrations of the year is here and it’s time to celebrate. Families and friends get closer together; loved ones share the most memorable moments and joy is spread all around. Ramadan and Syawal once again shine brightly, bringing happiness to the hearts of millions around the world. 

Hearing the call for prayer, listening to the laughter of children on the morning of Raya, the food and good cheer, the fabulous buka puasa sessions and open houses – there are just so many things to be excited about during Ramadan and Raya! 

Want to have the most awesome celebration? Just follow this simple guide to a Ramadan and Raya like no other. 

Tip #1: Sprinkle Songs into the Celebration

A spiritual tune now, a Raya song later – these are the first steps to have a wonderful Ramadan and Syawal. Listen to tunes that will calm your heart and keep you in touch with your spiritual side during Ramadan and when Raya comes, celebrate with evergreen Raya songs that you listened to from childhood till now. Who can resist singing along to “Balik Kampung”, “Selamat Hari Raya” and “Menjelang Hari Raya” right?

To get classic and new Raya or Ramadan tunes, check out Musicube.

Tip #2: Learn to be better

Get more involved with your local mosque’s activities. Learn how to be a better host. Try a new Raya recipe. This season is the perfect time for you to learn new things and explore how you can improve yourself. Take the effort to be the best that you can be – your loved ones will definitely notice and you’ll feel better about yourself !

To get the best lifestyle content including festive MMS this festive season, subscribe to Lifecube.

Tip #3: Strengthen the Bond with Your Fellow Men

During these blessed months, widen your social circle and strengthen your relationships within the “ummah”. Meet new people, make new friends and share new experiences. You can invite them to your open house for Raya, even exchange baju raya photos with them! Just imagine how fun and festive that would be!

Get on Frencube and discover new friends!

Tip #4: Open Your Ears, Mind and Heart

Remember to use your senses to open your minds and heart. Please your ears with zikir, daily reflections and more during Ramadan. For Raya, listen to joyous tunes and bring cheer to your heart. Have fun, learn to enjoy yourself and just celebrate the season with happiness.

Tune in to Cube Radio for content that will make you smile every time.

Tip #5: Express Your Love

Of course, Ramadan and Raya are more special when you get closer to your loved ones. What better season to send your most heartfelt greetings and well-wishes? Show your friends and family the affection you feel for them. A simple message of love could easily strengthen your relationships.

Send Fun Talk messages, Fun Talk Dedications and Voice Pokes to show your love!

Tip #6: Get on The Cube

It’s easy to follow Tip 1-5 when you’re on The Cube. Just check out and see how your Ramadan and Raya can be super awesome. With amazing content to fit your celebratory mood, The Cube is your perfect companion for the season!

Now you can add The Cube along with ketupat, rendang, lemang, berbuka sessions and more to your list of Ramadan and Raya must-haves! Visit The Cube now and learn how you can also win duit Raya or even have a spiritual journey for umrah & ziarah!

Paranorman 2012


Just a daily morning ritual. 
What's it about:
Norman, a not so ordinary boy. His ability to see and talk to ghost have gotten him ridiculed and mostly shunned by his whole community. Just as he was scared of his own ability to see ghosts, he learns that it is his own abilities that could save the whole town from doom.

A movie of stop-motion brought by the creators of one of my favorite -Coraline. Comes Paranorman.

duh~ is class over yet?
What I would say about it:
To start it all, the movie was impressive and enjoyable.

A humble beginning for an awkward character slowly unfolds to a tale that gave more than just a twist, the jokes were subtle and gave you a giggle as to not spoil the whole movie. It made you smile.

The movie would not be as entertaining if it was made like a normal animation or even a CG one for that matter, it needed that special touch and stop motion animation really did the trick. With technology these days, the stop motion was rendered almost flawlessly with modern day engines giving it a much smoother flow for the movements, one could easily argue which one the prefer though.

The music was enjoyable and the suspense was much appreciated. They might be a few small plot holes that need not be mention here because I felt that it was not too a big a deal, and mentioning it here will spoil your whole experience. 

The thing I like the most was the camera angle, the production team explored various nicely planned angles that most likely could not be done with a real life film
It didn't drag, and it didn't try hard to hard sell family or moral values but it is noted n all of us about it's message.

The finale was one of my favorite scene, the final confrontation was visually amusing and engaging. When it was all over, he wasn't cheered like a hero and that was what made it real.

It may not be as dark as Coraline but it was a master of it's own story. 

Rating: 4/5

Here are some bonus material that are quite interesting from their marketing.  :)

Critic Mode:
"This one goes into my books, the trailer may not be interesting but the little twists that it gave brought the film to life and kept it alive through the end. One of the must watch this quarterbenjaminfoo of 
Sidenote: The only other animation to come that might top this for the year would be Frankenweenie in November.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Bourne Legacy 2012


What's it about:
The 4th of the Bourne installments, taking a different back story to this one is the absence of Jason Bourne, the original escapist who was hunted down. The story revolves around the same conspiracy that the Jason Bourne was involved in, giving a wider perspective of the projects that were run by the government for superhuman and medical research. 

Here comes, Aaron Cross- Another "agent" who finds himself being chased down by the very people who controls him. Uncovering the bits and pieces of this conspiracy and inching towards the truth of his own.

What I would say about it:
I am still very skeptical over the need to continue on with the "Bourne" story from a different angle, taking you on cheap thrill rides of the same kind. 

The story and plots are actually quite similar to the first movie, besides the memory loss. Although the film explores the possibility of a bigger universe enacted from the first Bourne movie, it seems that Bourne's existence (base on this movie) is non-threatening considering the fact that in the first 3 movies that chased him around the whole globe. I fail to see the connection

The new guy, Jeremy Renner was the lead role. I have no opinion on Jeremy Renner as I see him having a good future in the action flick genre, I just feel the the whole film was rather repetitive and "done before" 

Jason Bourne wasn't even in the same experiments as Aaron Cross, so why "Bourne Legacy" , is this referring the consipiracy as the "Bourne incident"

The actions weren't even that impressive, but the music score was intense.  It's chasing and more chasing, very little was explained about the rest of the "conspiracy". It was just focused on Cross's (Jeremy) attempts to flee from his assassins and to find a way to stay alive. 

You might be mildly entertained by the motorcycle chases and short quick action sequences but other than that, the movie lacks a good cliff hanger and could easily be mistaken for a stand alone movie if not for the frequent mention of the name "Bourne"

Any other movie spawning from this franchise needs Jason Bourne to be in it, if they ever want to bring back the suspense filled plot before this. 

Rating: 1.5/5

Critic Mode:
"I might have just been cheated to watch a cheap action flick using the same title of a better action flick, you watch it at your own risk. They should have just named this movie Bourne CrossOVERbenjaminfoo of 

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Step Up 4 Revolution


Well, it always starts like this.
What's it about:
Another installment of the Step Up franchise that has nothing to do with the previous ones, it's about a dancing boy meeting a dancing chick. Dancing boy wants to dance and make hits so he can win some cash with his Flash Mob idea while dancing girl wants a career in dancing but millionaire dad no likey that idea! (forgive my sudden way of writing :p )

It's not about fame this time though, it's about expression. Then again, the previous ones was also about expression but for a different result. Oh who am I kidding, same plot different dance. 

NOT the only scene that looked better in the trailer.
What I would say about it:
To sum it all up, Step Up 4 revolution brings around the same things that the franchise wants to tell, the freedom to express yourself through passion and in this case, Getting Jiggy With It.

Bringing in dancers from various reality shows would certainly bring up the intensity of the dances and I have no quarrels with the standard of the dancers in this show. All were stunning, all were good and all of them were DANCERS, not actors. They express better with their dance hence the acting was far from good. (Dancers should be dancing, not acting! Dancers should have more recognition even if they weren't featured in a film)

4 sets of main Flash Mob was choreographed and 1 Finale, so all together you have 5 music videos getting mashed together to make a story, the places chosen for the flash mobs were very unique, starting from the streets, to a more refined place ( i like this one the best so don't want to spoil it), a restaurant and a launch, and of course the finale which you have all scene in the trailer. 

The choreography is good and the dancers too, but something ruined the whole thing, it was the camera angle and editing. premature cuts of the dance moves and sudden stops made the dance seem sloppy and incomplete, the edits should be showing what was happening instead of moving from dance move to another completely different move. Honestly, watching it on the reality shows would be far more entertaining.

The director should know by now that the audience wants the dance not the story, not the plot. but the dances most of all. 

The cuts were so annoying that as impressive as the dances might have been, it had been ruined.

I do hope they will churn out a complete video without the unnecessary cuts at the wrong time. The finale mob was ended in very abrupt way as well. 

Rating: 2/5

Critic Mode:
"Very little evolution in this so called revolution, they should give this a proper burial and move on. Dances and Mobs are mainstream now, a properly choreographed dance with effects is not going to satisfy anymore. Everything was more exciting in the trailerbenjaminfoo of 

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