Category Archives: Entertainment

Transformers Movie: More Than Meets the Eye

I watched the Transformers cartoon when I was a little girl. So when I saw the Transformers Movie trailer, I was impressed, yet skeptical that a current day movie could do justice to a beloved childhood cartoon. There were some neat scenes from the trailer, to be sure, but I figured they just showed all the best scenes from the movie. Although I didn’t think it would be worth paying for a movie ticket to watch it, I was more than happy to take advantage of a free ticket to watch it the day before it officially came out. My initial impression was totally wrong.

The live action movie version of the Transformers not only did justice to the cartoon, but it did justice to childhood memories. There were several subtle references to cultural icons that co-existed with the Transformers cartoon. I’d love to list them but I don’t want to take away the delightful pleasure of discovering them while watching the movie. :)

Despite being an adaptation of a cartoon that came out in the eighties, the movie took place in the current day. They used modern slang and cultural memes. It was a great mix of present day life with throwbacks to the 80s.

There was a grand feel to the movie, making it one to be seen in the theaters. The Autobots were awe-inspiring, as well as the human soldiers who fought along with them against the Decepticons. Even though the soldiers were fighting against fictional alien robots, it was a great reminder of our real life soldiers fighting to defend our country. It is fitting that the movie comes out on July 4th, Independence Day.

If it wasn’t obvious by now, I would recommend this movie, with Thu thumbs up. :) I want to watch it again! Sorry for my gushing. I really liked the movie!

Oh, and Josh Duhamel is hot.

Volvo’s Pirates of the Caribbean Treasure Hunt

Volvo is doing a promotion with the Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Movie involving a treasure chest. When I saw the treasure hunt commercial, I couldn’t help but think “They’re littering in the ocean!”

Is it just me?

I can’t determine if the youtube video is from Volvo or not. I embedded it here so it’s easier to see, and also because it doesn’t take as long to load as the one on Volvo’s site. I hope it doesn’t get taken down. After all, it’s like free advertising airtime for them. :)

Canceled: Comic Relief Fundraiser with Dat Phan on June 2nd, 2007

Update: This event has been canceled. :(

My friend asked me to spread the word about this fundraiser that we are going to next month.

FHF’s First Annual Comic Care Fundraiser

We are proud to present the first annual Comic Care event featuring nationally recognized stand-up comic Dat Phan! Comic Care is the annual gathering of Asian American stand-up comics organized by the Friends of Hue Foundation (FHF) to feature Asian American talents to the mainstream audience. Funds raised will be used for charitable causes such as operating an FHF children’s shelter and vocational center.

Tickets are limited

For advanced tickets, please contact us at (408) 455-0175 or info@friendsofhue.org or purchase through our website: www.friendsofhue.org. You can also purchase our tickets through Brown Paper Ticket.

$20 for students with ID, $25 general,

**$50 VIP Tickets (Only Available through FHF’s website).

If you haven’t heard of him, here is a recording of one of Dat Phan’s shows.

Let me know if you’re going and maybe I’ll see you there. Thanks!

SpiderMan 3: Cut Down on the Cheese, Please

I went to see Spiderman 3 today. I had low expectations since my coworkers who saw it did not like it. I went because I wanted to hang out with my friends who wanted to see it.

I’m not that big of an action movie fan. However, my favorite aspect of Spiderman 3 is the action. The fight scenes were fantastic and realistic.

Super-heroes should not fall in love, or at least they shouldn’t hook up with their love interests. Some of the scenes with Peter and Mary Jane being all lovey dovey made me want to gag. Superman is my all-time favorite hero and I didn’t like how he turned out once they got together. They’re so… I don’t know… boring.

There were a few other non-romantic scenes that were super cheesy that made me roll my eyes. I guess they needed to illustrate a point but they extended the scenes so long that they beat the point to death.

However, the humorous scenes were funny, and the feel-good scenes were pretty cool.

If they didn’t have the cheesy and corny scenes, the movie wouldn’t have been so long and almost annoying at points. The good stuff made the movie worth seeing, for me.

No Heroes for a month :(

It’s 9pm on Monday and my Tivo doesn’t have on the red light, which would have indicated that it was recording Heroes. This is one reason why I don’t like to watch a tv series while it is broadcasted. For example, I would buy Alias DVDs when they came out, months after the end of the season. It kinda sucked not knowing what’s going on but it wasn’t as bad as having to wait between each of the cliff-hanger episodes.