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Bridesmaids Review 0

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Save the Date… honestly i’m not crazy bout the tagline. I thought it was part of the poster to say save the date for this movie.. not for the date of the wedding in the movie. But that’s just me. :P

 

The Movie in Brief

Annie’s life is a mess and yet she’s picked to be the maid of honour at her BFF’s wedding. So she’s out to prove that to herself that she can do something right! And that’s by being the best bridesmaid ever!

“This spring, Universal Pictures and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) invite you to experience Bridesmaids. Kristen Wiig leads the cast as Annie, a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie’s life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian’s maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she’ll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you’ll go for someone you love.” — (C) Universal

 

Food for Thought:

 

Seriously when the world just gets down on you, the only way back is to go up. Annie is so easy to relate to cause of that. When they said her life was a mess..it was a mess. Love life gone wrong, work life just fizzled.. and now you’re alone because you’re BFF is getting married. What’s a girl to do? Go and prove she is the coolest person on the block by throwing the most amazing bachelorette party.. ever!

It also makes you think.. so there is bromance, but what about sisterly love. What do you call that? Nun romance? Sisromance? Why is there stuff for males like the bro code.. but you don’t have like a sister code? Maybe one would call it the sisterhood. Hmm

Have you ever been so attached to a friend.. that you almost get possessive, to the point you even get jealous when you see a friend of hers who seems to have better chemistry than you with her?  Fascinating! The movie just shows these little bits of truth about women. hehehe

 

The Show Stealer:

Without a doubt, the show stopper for the film has to go to Kristen Wiig. She is insanely funny! She cemented her reputation as hilarious and memorable on Saturday Night Liv characterizations of personalities such as Drew Berrymore and Katherine Hepburn. Earning her a second Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on SNL. She leaves a lasting impression in Bridesmaids

Wiig has terrific audience rapport, a prerequisite for comics, and a squig­gly way of seeming totally reasonable and altogether daft at the same time. Still, despite her billing as the Next Big Thing, she goes for the easy and the obvious laugh about as often asLucille Ball did.

“Critical” Thoughts:

 

All this is by way of explaining that “Bridesmaids,” directed by “Freaks and Geeks” cocreator Paul Feig and co-written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, is not quite the gender-bender that some people were expecting, nor is it simply a guy comedy in drag. In the Apatovian realm, women have always been more than decoration.

For those fed up with the saccharine rubbish typically served up for female audiences, Bridesmaids will come as a revelation. Gone are the devices of women fighting over men, or girls simply being bitchy for the sake of it. Here, we at last have a female-focused romp that delivers to its audience what The Hangover and its cousins have fed guys for years: a no-holds-barred gross-out comedy that holds as much appeal for the male comic genes as it does the women’s.

With this in mind, Bridesmaids is of far greater significance than the male counterparts before it. (We would hardly be surprised to witness a bunch of guys barfing in the bathroom, after all.) It’s a stronger vehicle all round, particularly for its key players, including Wiig (who co-wrote it with like-minded comic Annie Mumolo). She’s unlikely ever to go unrecognised again. One imagines a whole new franchise in modern cinema is now at her fingertips.

Love These Moments:

 

  1. Fact! Women are equally just as funny and just as wildly crude as men. They or rather we are fully capable of being idiotic and nonsensical. Plus fart jokes and poo gags ARE universal and not gender bias.
  2. I really enjoyed the scene where Annie is sleeping with Jon Hamm, and after the sex scene, she purposely gets up to go put on some make up while he slept. Then she crept back into bed, which stirred Jon and he woke up saying “ooh you look gorgeous today”. And she was like.. what no i look like a mess.. Hahahaha the things us females do.
  3. Aside from being incredibly funny – a scene where Annie embarrasses herself on an aeroplane is pure gold – Bridesmaids sets itself apart with characters brilliantly removed from the stock, marriage-minded nightmares usually played by Kate Hudson or Jennifer Aniston.

  4. The scene where she fights with the lil miss perfect Helen for the best maid speech hilarious! it really makes you cringe at the embarrasment she puts herself in.
  5. Aside from being incredibly funny – a scene where Annie embarrasses herself on an aeroplane is pure gold – Bridesmaids sets itself apart with characters brilliantly removed from the stock, marriage-minded nightmares usually played by Kate Hudson or Jennifer Aniston.

Memorable Quotes:

  1. Helen’s Stepson: I’ve seen better tennis playing in a tampon commercial.
  2. Megan: I’m glad he’s single because I’m going to climb that like a tree.
  3. Becca: You smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!
  4. Ted: This is so awkward. I really want you to leave, but I don’t know how to say it without sounding like a dick.
  5. Rhodes: If I wasn’t a cop anymore, I would still go out with a gun and shoot people.
  6. Annie: This is the first time I’ve seen you look ugly, and that makes me happy!
  7. Brynn: We would like to invite you to no longer live with us.
  8. Annie: You read my diary? 
    Brynn: At first I did not know it was your diary, I thought it was a very sad handwritten book.
  9. Lillian: Why can’t you be happy for me and then go home and talk about me behind my back like a normal person?

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

 

See it / Skip it:

If you love wit, some grossness, a bit of girly time, humour and “The Hangover” movies – then you will love this film. Don’t you dare skip it! I highly recommend this. Watch it with your girlfriends or boyfriends, whatever it is. This is a film you will enjoy even more with the company of friends. So SEE IT!

 

 

 

Gossip Bites #13 0

Gossip #1

Justin Bieber Involved in a Car Crash in L.A

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The Biebs had a bender … A fender bender that is. Justin Bieber, 17, was involved in a minor car crash in L.A. earlier today, so says TMZ, who were informed by the LAPD. It wasn’t even a crash as much as it was an “Ooops” moment.

Want the good news? No one was hurt. Not The Biebs. Not the driver of the other car. Not any pedestrians. So all the Beliebers need to put away the rosaries, since there is no need to pray novenas as the singer is fine and dandy.

Here’s what happened: A Honda collided with a posh-as-hell Ferrari being driven by Bieber. Maybe “collide” is too strong of a word, since sources say that the Honda merely “tapped” the Ferrari and there was no damage or exchange of insurance information.

However, The Biebs still called the cops, just to be on the safe side. The police assessed that there wasn’t enough damage to even file a report. There’s your tax dollars at work, Angelinos!

Oh, and about that Ferrari. Turns out that The Biebs doesn’t even own the vehicle. At least he’s not returning it all dented and dinged.

We’re glad to hear that The Biebs is safe, sound and was not injured in the fender bender.


Gossip #2

Rick ross and Kreayshawn Have a Verbal Showdown at VMAS 2011

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Jason Merritt(2), Getty Images

While everything went smooth onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, backstage was a whole another story. RapperRick Ross went toe-to-toe with pint-sized rap newbie Kreayshawn and things got a little uncomfortable.

Rozay (and his entourage) had a few things to say to the ‘Gucci Gucci’ rapper for dissing him in a freestyle, then apologizing, then insulting him about his weight in a video posted on Ustream last week. The two parties collided backstage Sunday at the VMAs and started a verbal shouting match — luckily, no fists were thrown.

In the mix of it all, Kreayshawn is standing behind her manager Stretch as he defended his client against Ross’ taunts and his hulking bodyguard. “Oh my god — VMA wildness,” the female rapper said during the fracas. “Nobody likes Kreayshawn, but it’s OK. We all have fun. We all have fun out here. Things are getting a little too serious, though. We had some jokes.” Uh, judging by the video, no one was laughing, especially Ross.

Incredibly, in an interview with Billboard, Kreayshawn chalked up their verbal sparring match as gang violence. “Yeah I don’t know, man. It’s just gang violence,” she says. “All that gang stuff I’m not a part of that.”

Really, Kreayshawn? Is that your explanation behind the rumble backstage at the VMAs? We don’t want to say anymore about this incident because we have to remain objective here. But for future reference Kray-Kray, please stick to rapping and not starting beefs.


Gossip #3

Charlie Sheen buys a House for Denise Richards and she Rejects!

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Guess which newly released out of rehab momma is next in line for the digs?

Despite their differences and Charlie Sheen’s crazy, Denise Richardshas tried to be very respectful of Charlie in the media. She doesn’t bash him, she doesn’t attack him over the stunts that he pulls. Simply put, she’s remained very classy when talking about her ex and the father of her girls, even though he’s put them all through hell.

Still, kindess can only go so far and people have their limits. Which is why we weren’t a bit surprised to hear that Denise decided not to accept the massive gift Charlie bought for her and their kids – a huge house six doors down from his own. That just sounds like an awful R-rated sitcom in the making.

Instead, Denise will be returning to the home most people will remember from her short-lived reality show. She bought it for herself awhile back and now, she’ll be moving back into it. Sources say that for the time being, she’s rented a house down the street as it’s under renovations, but she should be able to move her girls in by next month.

Hope you like prime real estate close to Charlie, Brooke Mueller. Sounds like you’re getting a swinging new pag!

Gossip #4

Best Friends Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock team up for an Animated series

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This certainly isn’t going to help those rumors that they’re hooking up!

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock will reportedly be re-teaming for their next project, although it’s coming to TV – and they’ll only be lending their voices!

The two will be joining the cast of the animated comedy And Then There Was Gordon, which Reynolds also co-wrote and produced with Allan Loeb, and centers on a young boy whose siblings are prodigies. FOX has ordered a presentation of the series.

Apparently, Sandra will serve as an executive producer, and will alsoprovide the voice of the main character’s neurotic mother.

Oh man! This sounds pretty HIGHlarious!

Not to mention, it would fit right in with Fox’s Simpsons/Family Guy line-up!

We’re very curious to see what comes of this!

What do U think?? Will U tune into And Then There Was Gordon?

Gossip #5

Blake Flew to Sydney to See Leo

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Call it whatever you want, but that sounds like love to us! That’s a effin long flight to make just for dinner! She MUST like the guy!

In celebrating her 24th birthday, Blake Lively decided to take off to Australia this past weekend to be with her boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprioin Sydney. Leo is down under filming The Great Gatsby, but he made time for his girl in the evening, taking her to special, romantic dinner.

The couple were spotted making eyes and ordering wine at the Sydney hotspot Aria on Sunday night. You would think the pair would want to be discreet, but instead, they took the best table in the house – a window booth overlooking Sydney Harbor. Other patrons spotted the pair instantly and report that Blake looked “gorgeous” and that they both “looked very much like a couple”.

Very sweet!

Balls in your court now, Leo. Make sure you make a trip out to NYC to see her next! Keep the love alive!

Gossip #6

Beyonce’s Baby news made Twitter History.

Beyonce

Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Beyonce‘s baby news was a big deal in the digital space. In fact, it was record-breaking news. The Telegraph reports that a record 8,868 tweets per second were sent after the singer debuted her bulging belly at the 2011 VMAs on Sunday night. The record was previously was set during the women’s World Cup earlier this year when Japan battled America. At that time, 7,196 tweets were sent per second!

Women’s soccer? Pft. That’s got nothing on the fact that Beyonce is going to be a mommy!

While it seems that the much of the free world was posting tweets about the bun in Bey’s oven, the signer herself has yet to issue a single tweet about the matter via her @beyonce handle. Since her big reveal, she has not utilized her personal Twitter account to discuss being preggers.

At this point, it’s like why bother? Everyone else is already talking for her. She can use her hands to pat that beautiful belly as opposed to using her thumbs to tweet messages to the fans!

Beyonce is reportedly around four months along. This is her first pregnancy.

Happy Merdeka Day 2011 678

Let me share a little story with you. ^_^

When i was in kindergarten or school, i really thought it was always cool to raise the national flag. Please don’t ask me why, but i just thought it was cool. You know the whole action of standing next to the tall white poll, and you have the flag being pulled all the way to the top. I don’t know, there’s just something very authoritative, military-like, honorable and patriotic, in that very action. It’s kinda hard to explain :P

Yeah.. so basically when i was younger, i always wanted to raise the country’s flag. Somehow though i never got picked.. until of course i became the Head Prefect at my school. hehehe. Then it became a consistent thing that I always had to raise the flag every Monday. To be honest whenever i did, i felt a surge of responsibility and patriotism as the National Anthem was played in the background while i pulled the flag to the top of the poll. It was just a cool feeling.

I don’t know when i’ll ever get the chance to raise the flag again, so for the time being I’m going to dress up like one haha.

Also today, i had asked a number of people why they are proud to be Malaysia. Other than the fact that we all live in peace and harmony here, a number of listeners mentioned they are proud to be Malaysian because of the food… Ummmmm ok.. hahaha i do agree that we come from a country that serves the best food around! Be it Chinese, Malay or Indian.. and even Western food at times.

For me the coolest thing about being Malaysian is the ability to be able to speak in multiple dialects. For example we can speak English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil (some of us can speak all of that!). The best part is we can mix all of it together.. or at least three languages together. No where else can manglish or manchiglish be understood.

I’m sure if i were to type this “I’m super happy and betul betul syok, because i just makan-ed the best tasting Rib Eye at Laman Grill and the man who served me was a real leng zhai, seriously ke ai”. Hahaha i’m quite certain only a Malaysian can understand what i just wrote. Well for me that’s one of the main reasons i’m proud to be Malaysian. It is this unity that just can’t be beat.

Here’s wishing all Malaysian’s

Happy 54th Independence Day!

from the RedFM Studio!