Sunday, August 23, 2009

our DVD marathon...

ok this entry was actually written sometime during the 1st week of Ramadhan but i never managed to finish it because of the reasons stated on my latest post...tq ;P

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it was the 1st day of Ramadhan & we've missed our sahur for some stupid reason~ i forgot to reset my alarm clock(ie 5am) from just Monday - Friday (Laith school weekdays) to Monday- Sunday setting!!!
pity my darling son for that...sorry babe...it won't happen again k..

since it's our 1st free Saturday for a long time.. for the past few months... decided to stay at home & be lazy....hmmm bless!!!

so what better things to do then watch DVD at the comfort of our own home...only minus the tidbits & snacks & drinks...

first DVd: Outlander (2008)
(sorry this a a copy a paste version too lazy to write the synopsis myself!)

Outlander begins when a space craft crashes onto planet earth. The ship lands in a lake situated around the local fjords of ancient Norway in the time of the Vikings. From the wreckage emerge two bitter enemies: a soldier from another world that spoke Icelandic for some unknown reason and stated that he came from an Island to the North Kainan and a bloodthirsty creature known as the Moorwen. Man and monster both seek revenge for violence committed against them. As the Moorwen ravages the Viking world, killing everything in its path, Kainan forms an alliance with the primitive but fierce warriors. Whilst trying to hunt for the Moorwen, war brews among the Vikings, which ends with both sides taking immense losses. As the enemy Vikings retreat into the forests, the Moorwen strikes, leaving the vikings no choice but to run for help to their once close enemies. Together, the two sides attempt to destroy the Moorwen as a single band of Vikings. The Vikings thus construct a pit filled with oil to lure the Moorwen inside and plan to ignite the fuel, burning the Moorwen, with the help of Kainan. The plan to incinerate the Moorwen fails, leaving the village to take massive casualties, and with the surprise that the Moorwen had given birth to a new, younger Moorwen, which surprises the Vikings from behind and killing the Viking Leader in the process. This leaves the villages in fear and its warriors demoralised, most leaving the village in search of a new home and safety. Kainan and a remaining loyal Vikings stand together to destroy the Moorwen once and for all. Kainan thus realizes from the last battle that the Moorwen is almost impenetrable with the current metals used and thus extracts metals from his sunken space ship. Giving the metals to the smith, he combines his advanced technology with ancient Iron Age weapons, and goes on to the final battle with the Moorwen.

my verdict: Although it's a strange combination between a spacecraft thingy with a totally primitive vikings fighting against some auto space alien monster, i did enjoy the movie nonetheless!

2nd DvD: Pink Panther 2

When the world's greatest treasures, including the Pink Panther Diamond, are stolen, only one man can solve the mystery: Clouseau (Steve Martin). Together with his partner Ponton (Jean Reno) and a team of international detectives, the bumbling detective must catch the thief and retrieve the artifacts -- without causing too much collateral damage in the process.

my verdict: it's funny but not as hilarious as the 1st one... i could watch the 1st movie over & over again & still laughing my head off! xD

3rd dVd: Knowing

A time capsule containing a cryptic message about the coming apocalypse sends a concerned father on a race to prevent the horrific events from unfolding as predicted in this sci-fi thriller directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City) and starring Nicolas Cage. 1958: As the dedication ceremony for a newly constructed elementary school gets under way, a time capsule containing student drawings of the future is buried on the grounds and scheduled to be unearthed on the school's 50th anniversary. Instead of submitting a drawing, however, one little girl scribbles a series of seemingly random numbers on her paper before it is buried. Fifty years later, the time capsule is unearthed for a new generation of students to examine. Young Caleb Koestler (Chandler Canterbury) is one of those students. The mysterious sequence of numbers falling into his possession, Caleb takes the paper to his father, Professor John Koestler (Cage), for examination. Studying the numbers, Professor Koestler soon discovers that they aren't random at all, but an encoded message containing the precise dates, death tolls, and coordinates of every major disaster since the time capsule was buried. Not only that, but the document also indicates that there will be three more such events, the last of which indicates a doomsday scenario that appears directly tied to Professor Koestler and Caleb. His desperate plea to authorities falling on deaf ears, Professor Koestler realizes that his only hope for preventing more lives from being lost is to take personal action. Though the author of the prophecies is no longer living, Professor Koestler is eventually able to track down her daughter Diana Wayland (Rose Byrne), and granddaughter Abby, who reluctantly agree to aid in the investigation. As the final date on the list draws near, Professor Koestler enters into a frantic race against time to prevent destruction on a global scale, in the process realizing that in order to save millions of lives, he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

my verdict: i wouldn't want to be in the position to know such things or event would happen & when.... this movie is basically a cross between a story about the end of the world & Noah's Arc!

4th & final dvD: Fast & Furious 4

“When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto (Diesel) reignites his feud with agent Brian O’Conner (Walker). But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmanoeuvre him.”

my verdict: Although i am not one of those car race movie fan, i've watched all 4 & i love this one the most.

& that was the last we watched that day b4 we left for our berbuka @ my PIL's.

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