Friday, January 13, 2012

Contraband (2012)

Stars : Ben Foster, Caleb Landry Jones, Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg
Director : Baltasar Kormakur
Genre : Thriller
Release Date : 12 Jan 2012
Runtime : 110 minutes


Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) who long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best-running contraband-to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian Abney (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.
~ Maxis Movies

Thanks to Churp Churp  for the invitation to this movie screening last night. I really had no idea what the movie was all about, as I didn't google nor watched the preview before. Only after the movie, I started to wonder, why they chose "CONTRABAND" as the title. 

Don't mind to learn a little bit English, do you? The word contraband, reported in English since 1529, from Medieval French contrebande "a smuggling," denotes any item which, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed or sold. 

So, now we know why the title of the movie is Contraband!! =) 

The movie's good, not bad at all, and the plot of the story quite interesting, so it won't make you feel bored during the 1 hour 50 minutes inside the cinema. 

Watch the movie, fully recommended!! but, don't learn to be a smuggler ya =P


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Allo Paris Restaurant

Allo Paris Restaurant
Address: Ritze Perdana 2, No. 3, Jalan PJU 8/1
Damansara Perdana, 47820, PJ 
Open Hours: Tue - Sun 11.00 - 22.00
Food Style: French & Asian Fushion 

Dream to go Paris? Wanna see the beautiful Eiffel Tower? Well, if you couldn't afford it yet, not to worry, you now can go to Damansara Perdana to at least enjoy the feeling to be like in Paris. Thanks to this newly opened restaurant, Allo Paris!

Allo Paris gives you a great ambiance as like you're in Paris for a romantic dinner. Yet, you don't have to worry about what food to order, as they have a variety of Asian & French cuisine. Many people are afraid to go in to some restaurants with a nice interior and high-class design, because they thought it would be pricey. Well, don't judge a book from its cover =)

Coffee Tables

The food's price here is not really expensive. Reasonable price, I would say, and the taste is not bad also.

Not an ordinary fried rice, it's...Kimchi Fried Rice!!
A very big size of fish & Chip
Yup, this is Salmon

A very unique complimentary water. I wish I could take the bottle home with me. :p

Chocolate Milkshake

She couldn't finish her Fish & Chip

We went there on 11.11.11 , and because it was a special day, we saw someone proposed his girlfriend with a romantic way during our dinner.

Allo Paris... from its name, we knew it's a perfect place for a romantic event. Valentine's Day, perhaps? :)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows

Stars : Jared Harris, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Stephen Fry
Director : Guy Ritchie
Genre : Action / Mystery
Release Date : 22 Dec 2011
Runtime : minutes

Guy Ritchie helms a new action-packed adventure in this sequel that follows the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.), and his long-time trusted associate, Dr. Watson (Jude Law). This time around, the duo take on their arch-nemesis, the criminal genius Moriarty (Jared Harris), with the help of Holmes' older brother Mycroft (Stephen Fry) and a fortune-teller called Sim (Noomi Rapace).
~ Maxis Movie

Finally I watched this movie yesterday!! Stacia won 4 tickets to watch this in any cinemas in KL, but because it's a complimentary passes, we have to wait until the crowd is over. Plus, I've been too busy with an event and had no time to watch any latest movies.

The funniest scene =p
The movie's successfully made me laugh start from the beginning until the end. As usual, combination between the 'abnormal' Holmes and the intellectual Watson are extremely hilarious. Downey has done a great job in the first two movies now of creating a new Sherlock Holmes character. He is perfectly cast. And when all is said and done, these performances may be the ones he is most remembered for. He seems comfortable in this role, and brings a nice believability to this. Jude Law is strong at Dr. Watson, and seems on the same page with Downey most of the time.

A must watch movie!! =)