18 October 2008

Movie Review : SEPI & TAKEN


OK. So, here goes my first movie review for the blog. I know I'm nor a movie neither a cinema freak but..Hey, everyone in this world deserves to have their own leisury-bubbly time to be spent! So, whenever I heard about movies with good reviews here and there, I would try giving myself a lil break and just go for it! 

Oh yea...and everytime I'm reviewing a movie, I will give some credits to the 'promoter' who FIRST suggested me watching the movies. So guys & girls...if u, by any chance desperately need any sorts of credits from this blog, you should have gotten yourself a list of GREAT-GREAT movies to be shared with me. Heee...=p

SEPI



Release Date: 26th June 2008
Language: Malay (English Subtitled)
Running Time: 115 mins
Rating: U
Genre: Romance / Drama
Starring: Vanidah Imran, Riezman Khuzaimi, Nasha Aziz, Tony Eusoff, Afdlin Shauki,
Directed by: Khabir Bhatia
Local Distributor: Grand Brilliance
First promoter : Razi. Thanx weii...this movie worths every nanosecond I spent on my laptop screen..=)
My rate: 4/5


A not-so-new movie. I've been longing to watch this movie ever since I was back in Malaysia during the recent summer holidays. But I have     (maybe used to have =p) this principle of mine to not waste moneys watching any malay movies in cinemas. So, Razi anyhow had challenged me to try not to retain this personal principle by watching SEPI. But I havent got the chance to watch it before...until now. hehe...


Synopsis : " Three individuals in the city learn the meaning of love, loss and loneliness in this romantic drama. Adam, a successful young chef, creates confectionery masterpieces for weddings, yet has still to find his own bride. Then there is Sufi, who each day runs for miles in an attempt to outrun the memories of his dead wife. Finally, there is Imaan, a young playwright who discovers that theatre is a stage of where her past is finally resolved and her future is unveiled. All three strangers are inevitably linked to a single dramatic moment that transforms their lives forever."


My review : I love how the camera angles and every screenshot made probably under the direction of the talented Khabir Bhatia himself. You will feel as if u were in the movie! Coool. The scripts are fantastic. No dragging at all and I bet you wouldnt feel exhausted sitting on your couch ( or bed..lol) listening to the simple and meaningful lines that can linger in your head for quite a long time. 

The blend of great scripts, great background songs and great cinematography really got you into it! The casts were no doubt having done their best job ever throughout the movie production. Yes, I mean everyone in the movie! I'm sure by the time you've done watching the movie , you'll definitely feel it's a worth-watching, that you will want to go and meet Khabir Bhatia himself and give him a round of applause straight on his face! Clap, Clap Clap!!


p/s : I did burst into tears at the very end part of the story...=( huhuhu...If u consider urself a heartless person, then try this movie!!

p/ss : Interested on watching the full movie? Just tell me personally..=) I'll send you a copy...



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TAKEN



Directed By: Pierre Morel
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Katie Cassidy
Genre: Action/Thriller
Release: 2008 July
Length: 1H 33 min.
My rate: 4.5/5
First promoter : Ima. haha..bes giler! Heart-racing from the beginning till end..=) Thanx promo...


I love thriller movies and this very movie just suits my taste really well.


Synopsis : "A former spy (Neeson) relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter (Grace), who has been forced into the slave trade. Neeson is a retired CIA operative trying to piece together his broken family. After his intense career, his wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) has left him and remarried and he’s all but a stranger to his 17 year-old daughter Kim (Maggie Grace). 

He finds the only way to reconnect with her and make peace with his ex-wife is to go against his better judgment and allow for Kim to travel to France with her girlfriends. He should have stood his ground though, because shortly after landing in the City of Lights, Kim and her friend are kidnapped by Albanians and sold as sexual playthings to the fabulously rich and the insanely powerful."


My review : Like I said, heart-pounding and adrenaline rushed from the beginning till the end of the movie. Liam neeson is perfectly cast in this role and wastes no time in blazing a trail of blood, bodies and bullets across paris in order to locate his daughter by any means necessary (even a little torture).

The action scenes are well staged and highly entertaining. The plot was a real smart and I love how Neeson acted cool but cunning in this movie, though I have to agree the other cast were not even near to Neeson's standard. =p But no doubt, a brilliant and tight thriller. A must-see!

p/s To watch full movie online, try  here. Enjoy!

13 comments:

fackaladingdong said...

sy suka taken dr sepi...

hehehe....

x tgk lg sepi...tp kat tv bkn main promote lg...

pasal taken plak...pun x sempat nk tgk lg...mcm interesting...

Najlaa Raihana said...

heh..x tengok lagi dh bole compare ek...tp for me pon, TAKEN better dr SEPI, tp mcam x leh nk compare sangat sebab genre lain-lain.

Nak movie SEPI? saya ade downloaded version..ehee=)

aeropama dot com said...

owh! nengok cite jiwa-jiwa ye

jadi anda saya tag. wajib jawab. no mercy! jika tidak blog awak akan di hack! he3

fackaladingdong said...

haha...kena tag lg.... ada downloaded ver??? ok gak... nk try lyn movie melayu... dan secara free...hehehe...

Adry said...

uiks... best ker... mmm... nanti nak tengok gak la.. hehehe

Adry @ http://www.adrysabry.com

Najlaa Raihana said...

Naj to Aeropama - erk...apa salahkah aku menonton filem jiwa-jiwa sehingga di tag lagi?? huhu..sungguh x brperikemanusiaan btol anda ni Syam!


Naj to fackaladingdong - bole2 je...nnt bile ku dh upload kt mane2 i'll tell u then...


Naj to Adry - bes bes..try la tgk...x rugi

Anonymous said...

Ala...nama aku lagi...kantoi la aku layan cite-cite cmtu.Xganas la...

-Razi-

Najlaa Raihana said...

Ala Razi...jangan jd hipokrit la kat sini keyhh..tanak ngakuu..cess

faiz mutalib said...

sepi itu best =) kabir bhatia memang hebat.

Najlaa Raihana said...

I agree Faiz =)

Uncle G said...

sepi ekk.. pakcik pon dah tgk.. bagi pakcik citer nie biasa je..

Shafie said...

sy suke dua2 citer ni..
baru je igt nk buat post ttg citer taken ni...

mayb t sy post jgk sumething related..

nway dialog paling suke...
"I need you to be focus!"
huhu...
rs nk tgk byk kali :p

Najlaa Raihana said...

Naj to Shafie - sangat!! =D