讓你在影廳裏體驗迪斯尼樂園感受的 Jungle Cruise

無驚無險的叢林探險。
1。這是迪斯尼樂園的廣告吧?很大手筆的說;
2。很多刻意衝向觀眾的畫面,明顯為 3D 效果拍攝;
3。作為一部長篇廣告片來說,這廣告拍得不錯;
4。這是被疫情耽誤的2019年的特效片,看著看著就會習慣了;
5。James Newton Howard 的配樂,這次失手了;
6。故事一開始就用畫外音陳述主線的大背景,手法有點 low,作為迪斯尼的電影⋯⋯就原諒它吧~?
7。這種老少咸宜的家庭倫理大喜劇為甚麼會被刪減的?為甚麼!?

《尚氣》乳滑了嗎?

#電影筆記

#尚氣

1。不知為何有對話的場景時,女一總是順光,男一(不是朝偉)總是逆光,看不清他的樣子。朝偉自帶光環,順光逆光都難不倒他;
2。又是一個血脈傳承的故事,龍族戰士和千年不老男人的愛情故事。老男人到最後因愛殺紅了眼,只好以死謝罪,死了怎能在下一集出現呢?橘子先生 The Mandarin 都沒死,原型卻死了怎麼辦?
3。楊小姐不拿劍還是擺不脫臥虎藏龍的樣子,不過阿姨的功能是解放所有的女生,因為在龍族村裡不論男女都可以習武為家族賣命,只不過如果妳交了一個長輩們不喜歡的男友就會廢妳武功把妳趕出家門而已;
4。特效很厲害!真的很厲害!到了最後比哥斯拉大戰群怪獸還厲害;
5。美國人拍這中文片展示了誰才是好萊塢式電影的始祖,但⋯⋯ 中國市場不開放該怎麼麼辦?
6。音樂,好吧,我只記得 Hotel California,配樂就很模糊了⋯⋯ 點擊在 Spotify 聽聽吧?
7。Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Incredible Hulk 都是江湖稱號,不明白 尚氣 不是叫 Bus Boy⋯⋯

8。澳門那場高空竹棚戲濃濃的早期成龍電影的味道拍得挺緊湊的,不能說喜歡,只覺得少了一點新元素⋯⋯漫威導演們沒看修仙小說麼?

#GSCAdmin 要不要 check 一下為甚麼你們在 IOI Puchong 影廳的投影為甚麼這麼暗、連 Emergency Exit 的燈都比螢幕亮就真的很尷尬了。
又1。女一跟老娘的對話:
Katie
You should move on.
Mom
Moving on is an American thing.
Katie
You ARE American, mom.
是想對大家說既然成了美國人就該好好做個美國人⋯⋯嗎?這對廣大投奔到老美懷抱的中國人來說,含義真的很不一般。當然,我可能想多了。
又2。對了,馬來西亞電檢局刪掉了一句 Asshole,這裡補上。
又3。沒有 Dr Strange 只有 老王,好失落。
又4。這電影在中國還沒定檔,盜版商們當然會抓緊這個機會,該出手的時候就出手。
又5。關於乳滑與否的討論,可以點擊這裡
又6。阿姨說男一長得很像媽媽~這真的有點牽強。

Oscar Best Screenplays 2021

Let’s have a look at this year’s screenplays at the Oscars.

 

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Winner

Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Nominees

Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad
Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
Screenplay by Kemp Powers
Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani

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A Guy Who Asks Me for a Story and a Girl Who Tells Me a Story.

developing a mini series is tough.

This is one of those projects that was initiated by someone who asks if I can develop a story so he can help produce it but later turns out to be just another empty promise. I have met many of these people, and along the way, new ideas were spawned, money spent, time invested, and efforts made, but they disappear in thin air.

Not being in Malaysia for almost 15 years has its disadvantage; it takes time to identify trustworthy people, and sometimes people can be really convincing. “My company works very closely with XYZ, this will definitely work!” they often tell you.

But they are either not in the position to make decisions, or they are just fishing for new ideas.

Though like many film projects, what’s meant to be often are not to be. As storytellers, we should just focus on the story, and when all the stars are aligned properly, miracles will happen.

2020 Golden Horse Award

If Only Pigs Can Fly…

Some say it’s the pinnacle of Chinese Cinema, cheering for it while jeering at the other film festival across the Strait, but a dead silence among others, those who take a slightly different approach to the world of cinema indeed will have a different view, and their silence is deafening.

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Make Movies, Not Wars!

13 more days and counting down to the political drama at the White House. This has been my primary source of entertainment for the last 9 months — yes, life under lockdown is painful.

The Pandemic has given me a new revelation in how many of us make a living, mine especially. I live in Kuala Lumpur, but I have not derived a single cent of income in Malaysia for the last 14 years. Being lockdown in Malaysia has amplified this fact more than tenfold, and the feeling is painful.
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殭屍的奇幻歷險記。

導演麥浚龍和演員錢小豪講戲。

給你兩個選擇,你比較喜歡聽一個充滿波折、冒險和刺激情節的故事,還是一個平淡無奇的真相呢?』

這是李安《少年派》裏面的一句對白。

《殭屍》同樣說了兩個故事,身為觀眾的你比較相信劇中的錢小豪被退隱道士救活後捨命把養小鬼的廟祝和深信丈夫會七天回魂而千方百計煉出來的殭屍消滅還是相信原來這都是真實中的他在自殺身亡前一閃而過的執念?

無論如何,這部電影中梅姨和冬叔之間的愛情,孿生姐妹之間的親情,阿友和他父親之間的父子情結,楊鳳和小白之間的母子情,還有阿豪和他妻子兒子之間的糾結,都實實在在地打動了我。

於是在恐怖美學發揮到淋漓盡致,真實和虛幻在錢小豪一入屋村後便再也沒有離開的同時,《殭屍》更讓我看到導演在利用這香港獨有的 genre film 跟大家說這人世間錯綜複雜的關係故事。

聽說馬來西亞版並沒有給你這兩個故事的選擇,這有點可惜,但我覺得如果你是一個相信愛情、親情、友情的人,你都比較會願意選擇相信第一個故事,因為有愛,這電影中的《殭屍》才會被煉成。

因為有愛。