The Predator [Movie Review]

Happy Malaysia Day to all and may peace will always be with us all.

So what did you guys do during the long weekend? I attended a glorious wedding and watched The Predator afterwards with my friends. We were actually planning to watch Peppermint but due to the time constraint (the next Peppermint show was almost 5 hours away) so we agreed to watch The Predator.
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SYNOPSIS
An alien ship crash-landed on earth, nearing a rescue mission location led by Capt. McKenna. A fight ensues between McKenna and the alien, in which Mckenna wins and incapacitates the Predator and takes off the armour from the Predator. He mails the armour to his home so that he will have an evidence, in case he ever gets capture later.
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Never ever comment on a girl's bad hair/ makeup or she will go Predator on you
The Predator Trivia
  • Directed by: Shane Black
  • Produced by: John Davis
  • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
  • Running Time: 107 minutes
  • Budget: $88 million 
  • The 4th installment in the Predator film series (the sixth if you are counting the two Alien vs. Predator films)
  • There are some gory & bloody scenes and some languages that might not be suitable for children. It has been classified as 18 by LPF (require an accompanying adult for those who are underage)
Meanwhile, Agent Traeger takes the bleeding Predator to his lab for experimentation and observation. He then recruits Dr Bracket to study the Predator. Before she gets to study the Predator, it wakes up and kills the entire lab, spares Dr Bracket and runs out of the facility. 

Meanwhile, Capt. McKenna was captured, questioned and bussed off to a prison before the bus was requested to make its way to another location, which happens to be the lab where experiments were being done to the Predator. Upon arrival at the facility, Capt. McKenna immediately recognizes the Predator that was fleeing the facility and with the assistance of the 'loonies' in the bus, they takes over the bus and tries to kill the Predator. 
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The Loonies that save the day (Earth)
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I choose to play with the normal toys and not my smartphone
Failing to kill the Predator, they save Dr Bracket and heads over to McKenna's home, where he sends the armour to Capt. McKenna's autistic son, Rory, has opened the package and somehow has managed to operate the armour and uses it as his Halloween costume.

The Predator uses the tracking device on the armour to track down Rory.
The 'loonies' try their best to save the boy and everything was going quite well until a second and much larger Predator arrives and kills the first and much smaller Predator.
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Do you guys think I should wear this for my next 'Best Dressed' event?
Why have the Predators been coming to Earth?
Why did they kill each other?

MY REVIEW 
Plot: 3.4/ 5.0. I am not an avid fan of the Predator series. But we all know the plot - they come, they try to conquer the Earth but some bad-a*s human manage to stop them in their track. But there is a twist in this one - you better be alert throughout the movie to learn their motives of keep on coming back to Earth.

Cast: 4.6/ 5.0. Everybody carries their part fairly well. I love how well Jacob Tremblay (Rory McKenna) plays the autistic child. The 'Loonies' as I love to call them, did justice to their parts too.

Will I watch it again: As am not an avid fan of the series, I will not watch it again in the cinema but I don't mind doing a marathon of the series at home. Hehe.

All pictures are taken from Google. Thank you.
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012.280.1977

Johnny English Strikes Again [Movie Review]

Growing up watching Mr Bean series and its movies, it was by default I have also loved watching Johnny English - the actions, his know-it-all game face while doing everything wrong and the plot. The movie always leave me laughing in stitches and wanting for more.
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Thanks to UIP for the invitation to watch the premiere of Johnny English Strikes Back. It was an invitation that I eagerly snatched. 

SYNOPSIS
The movie begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active MI7 operatives in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the country's last hope. English, who is teaching the kids how to be a spy, leaves the school when he receives the invitation. Apparently, MI7 has to resort to all the retired spies and including English, there were four that are still alive.

Johnny English Strikes Again Trivia
  • Directed by: David Kerr
  • Produced by: Chris Clark, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Rowan Atkinson
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures
  • Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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I am the ONLY hope, again? Oh my gosh!
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Catwalk, I heard. But now, doggy walk, Sir?
While waiting for the briefing session, English accidentally 'knocks out' his other competition leaving him the only choice to reveal the hacker. His only demand for the mission was to get Bough by his side and to not have any other digital items as he doesn't want to be an easy target by the hacker.
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I invent my own dance style.
The hacker seems to be working faster as English dive deeper into the mission when he hackes the air and road traffic control. Throughout his mission, he encounters a mysterious and sexy spy, Ophelia who finally are forced to work alongside English to unravel the identity of the hacker. And without Bough, we all know that English will be clueless, most of the time, especially with him being reluctant to use the modern technology.
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You better not use my stylus for ear picking!
Will an avid analogue user like English be able to tackle down the master hacker?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.8 / 5.0. As the plot goes, it is similar to Skyfall as the longtime writers for James Bond franchise are also involved in making Johnny English, there is no huge surprise here. But I did not come to see the serious spy stuff, I was there to watch the accidental spy excels his missions in the most hilarious way and boy, did he delivered! The hall was full of laughter throughout the movie! 

Cast: 4.8/ 5.0. Rowan delivers, Ben Miller delivers and Olga Kurylenko (the former Bond girl) delivers too. 

Will I watch it again:Yes I would with the right crowd! 

All pictures are taken from Google. Thanks to all.

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012.280.1977

Believe in Chances

I was riding in my car, listening to Kool Fm's Segment: Refleksi Kool with Datuk Ustaz Karim Elias.
He was talking about going for success.

And this one analogy that he gave really resonate with me.
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Most people will see the 'walls' that will keep them from being successful when offered something new and alien to them. 

An instance is when a friend offers you a business proposal. Most of us will immediately think about the 'walls' that are waiting for us:
  • What if the business doesn't take off?
  • What if nobody wants to buy anything from me?
  • I do not have the knowledge to do business
  • I will certainly fail
  • I just do not like business
And most of us will not once consider/ realise that there are 'roads' beside the walls, just like in the picture.
There are a lot of people that have been successful in the field but we just don't like the odds.

And all these successful people have published books, presented in seminars and uploaded videos - to which we said no to because we just see the negative side of ourselves.
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Am I right?
We just do not think we could be them - another wall that we choose to run into.

But then Datuk Ustaz Karim Elias said 'A wall is there so that you could try to go over it. Get assistance to go over it'.
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Get real help from an expert.
Don't simply try to climb and think that you could do it on your own.

Alhamdulilah, I have made the right choice to accept the offer to become a G8Preneur with my mentor, Hanis Haizi. She and our G8Unity group helped each other to overcome hurdles and create creative ways to outdo all challenges.

Along the way, we made new friends and also extra cash too - because we are G8Preneur.
You want in for the extra money with us, the G8Preneur?

Let's meet up and talk about it ok.
We can find the right business model for you - no matter what your modal is.
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012.280.1977

The Nun [Movie Review]

So, finally, The Nun is released in Malaysia and I went on to watch it during the premiere.
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I  just couldn't wait for the weekend to watch the horror flick. Thanks to my bestie, Ms Paris for the tickets to the movie and to learn the origin of the stressfully frightening and evil ghost Valak that we first saw in The Conjuring 2

SYNOPSIS

The movie started with two Nuns opening a door that leads to one of them ended up being pulled into the darkness and leaving a key to the other one. Running with the key, the escaped nun went into her room and when a dark nun-like figure moving towards her room, she jumped from her window with a rope tied around her neck.
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Are you looking for me, Sir? I am behind you 
The Nun Trivia
  • Directed by: Corin Hardy
  • Produced by: Peter Safran & James Wan
  • Story by: James Wan & Gary Dauberman
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Running Time: 96 min
  • Budget: $22 million
Her almost-unrecognizable corpse was only found weeks later by Frenchie, a local that has been entrusted to send food supplies to the abbey from the nearby village.

Mistaken the case as a suicide,  the Vatican send for Father Burke and Sister Irene, a novice, to investigate the case in the abbey in Romania. With the assistance from Frenchie, the trio went into the abbey to look for evidence of the suicide case. The duo learned the history of the abbey - it was a castle owned by an evil-worshipper but the church managed to subdue him before he summoned a great dark and evil spirit. However, the spirit still roams the castle/ abbey to look for openings to start messing with the world. In order to keep the spirit in the underworld, the Nuns pray non-stop and the act has been successful thus far.
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I've told you, ladies, I mistakenly read the signs. I thought it was the mens' room. Sorry but I have glaucoma.
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I have to do my make-up in the dark, so please pardon the creepy look.
The abbey was supposed to be empty but the trio was greeted by the 'Reverand Mother' upon their entry into the abbey. Frenchie was asked to return to the village and the duo stayed the night in the abbey. 

And not soon after Father Burke sleeps, the haunting begins. The duo has to fight furiously as their opponent is stronger than any problems they have faced before.
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Where are you Valak? Here's a lamp so that you could do a better make-up.
Will the duo (or trio) be able to stop the spirit from menacing the abbey and soon the village?

MY REVIEW

Plot: 3.7 / 5.0. I was actually looking forward to learning about how Valak came into being. But this movie is about the spirit of Valak wanting to look for a mortal body to possess so that it can menace the world. I was a bit disappointed but still try to enjoy the movie. Somehow I can tell that the movie is not directed by James Wan as it lacks the scare scenes that I thought could be bigger and scarier. The plot is somehow predictable (as I keep on comparing to the first Conjuring). 

Cast: 4.0/ 5.0. I have no complaint whatsoever about the cast. Each played their part convincingly. 

Will I watch it again: I would but not in the cinema. To me, the script was a bit mellow and some of the scenes transitions was quite abrupt that somehow is disturbs the continuity of the storyline. It is a good horror movie but it could do much better, with all the hype going around about the movie.

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012.280.1977

The Equalizer 2 [Movie Review]

I remembered getting super excited when I watched The Equalizer in 2014. The kick-a*s fighting scenes ala The Matrix was superb. And I love it when he was timing his attack and knew exactly where, when and who to attack.
So, when The Equalizer 2 comes out, I am still as excited as I was back then.

SYNOPSIS
The movie starts with Robert McCall travelling on a train to Istanbul. He was trying to retrieve the kidnapped daughter of the local bookstore owner and he succeeded. When he's back in his hometown, he drives around as a Lyft driver, encountering different types of people from different walks of life.
Man, your undie is showing and it is dirty too!
When a young guy requested for him to drop off an obviously sick and heavily assaulted girl, Robert's inner helpful-self immediately kicked in. After dropping off the girl at the nearby hospital, he went back to the apartment and beat off the group of young men for drugging and raping the girl. And then he asked for a 'Five-Star' rate on his Lyft service. Hehehe. 

Robert also helps Sam, an elderly who is looking for a painting of his sister. He also helps Miles, a young resident with an artistic but troubled background to repaint the wall of the vandalised courtyard of his apartment area.
You should shower more. I could smell your smelly dandruff from here.
His friend and former teammate, Susan, are called to investigate a murder scene in Brussels. And when she returns to her hotel, she was attacked by two young men and killed on site. 

Robert immediately investigates the case once he heard the news. His action brings danger to the people around him especially his neighbours, as he does not have anyone else around him who is close and related to him.
Tag! You're it!
This is one crazy and heavy crush to have the pictures of your crush glued all over the walls.
Will he be able to solve the case without jeopardizing the people around him?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.5/ 5.0. With so many people to safe around him, it was quite a feat to see him running around killing people who killed and harmed his friends.

Cast: 4.7/ 5.0. I love the cast. Denzel can do no wrong. And the bad guys are the right fit too! 

Will I watch it again: I will, online and not at the cinema. The sequel is not as great as I expected it to be. But that's just me.
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012.280.1977

Say It Right With Flower Chimp

One of my best memories is to receive a bouquet of flowers from my parents during my graduations. Each bouquet marked a new beginning in my life and I love the flowers to bits (until it withered).
Then I remembered going to Kajang's wet market to look for flowers and have them arranged by the florist for my business partners on their achievement's gala dinner. It was quite a hassle as I don't know which flower complement other flower and how to arrange them - so my flower arrangement was at the hands of the florist.

Once, I have literally stopped the florist in the midst of her arranging the bouquet and requested her to add in some other flowers and re-arrange the arrangement. She replied to me with this exact words 'You the expert or me?' to which I just let her be as she is the expert. Hahaha.

So now, when I am in doubt, or in trouble and I need the expert's opinion in what flowers to give, I will spend my time online - reading reviews on the best and most reliable florist in town (and also cheapest hahaha who doesn't value spending less). It gets harder when I need to send flowers to friends and family who live in other states, I have to start searching for the local florists and stalk the reviews. Then there will be calling to give instructions to the florist as to how I want the arrangement to be. This will also lead to lots of pictures-receiving from the florist (or video-call), showing the arrangement until I am satisfied.

I have always hit it right, after spending almost three-quarter of the day reading and choosing the right florist and the right arrangement. And I will be so exhausted after each feat that I need to have a vacation right after, just to reenergize myself. Hahaha.

But that is not the case anymore with Flower Chimp.
I was introduced to Flower Chimp by a friend, who also loves showering the people she loves with flowers, and she is also a flower-crazy person. 

Flower Chimp have just secured an investment of MYR 6 million from its investors including Asia Venture Group (AVG), a private company that sees the promising potential Flower Chimp offers through its unique business model and marketing strategies. Currently, Flower Chimp is operating in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. In the near future, the two ambitious entrepreneurs will launch their platform in Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries.

So, it happens that my mum and my youngest niece's birthdays are coming up (September 2018). Since I am in Selangor and they are in Sarawak, I will not be able to join them for the celebration. Instead, I want to surprise them with a bouquet from Flower Chimp.
The menu is super friendly 
In doubt? Go the Favorite Collections for ideas
Still clueless? Use Quick Flower Finder for suggestion according to occasion and budget
I love how easy it is to choose for gifts from the website. I just browse through the menu on the top of the website for whatever occasion that I want the gift for. Or, whenever I am in doubt, I will go straight to the Quick Flower Finder section or the Favorite Collections. I am so in love with the Quick Flower Finder as it helps you to decide the right flower for the occasion within your budget. 

So, I entered my budget for the birthday and here's some of the suggestion made by the 'florist'. Easy peasy! 
Occasion: Birthday | Budget: RM100 - 200
From there on, it was super breezy. I choose a Chocolate Joy bouquet and add on a Teddy Bear, which I know my niece will super love. And then I get to write some messages on the card for them. And if you are having a writer's block and do not know what to write, just head here for some ideas. 
I know that my mum and niece will surely enjoy this bouquet
I also get to choose the delivery date and time too!
 And to make it even much easier, there is a vast choice for payment mode too!  They have Maybank, CIMB, RHB and even Bank Islam listed on the payment methods. Yo! They also accept payment via 7 -Eleven, Mol Wallet and B-Card points too!
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And on top of that, I get 15% discount using the code RAWLINS15!
Yeay! Super savings again!

Psst: You can use my code too, with no minimum purchase required. Hurry now.
OK Mum and Abby. Just wait for the bouquet to arrive soon.
Luckily Sibu is also in the list of the most popular locations for Flower Chimp delivery service.
I am one happy son and uncle that Flower Chimp delivers nationwide with free shipping and guaranteed same day delivery for orders placed before 1 pm! 
So, ladies and gentlemen, whenever you are in doubt or in trouble and looking for the right way to calm the troubled waters, just visit Flower Chimp and choose away! 
In fact, just choose away for no matter what the occasion is.
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