Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Agora (2009)

Hypatia (Rachel Weisz)

Hypatia with her disciples

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.

Rating: 2/5.

Knight and Day (2010)

June (Cameron Diaz) and Roy Miller (Tom Cruise)

June Havens finds her life tangled with that of a secret agent who realised that he is in a dangerous mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other.

Rating: 2.5/5.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal)

Prince Dastan and Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton)

Prince Nizam (Ben Kingsley), Prince Dastan and Prince Tus (Richard Coyle)

A young fugitive prince and princess must stop a villain who unknowingly threatens to destroy the world with a special dagger that enables the inner magic sand to reverse time.

Rating: 2.5/5.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

Mr. Nick aka the Devil (Tom Waits) and Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer)

Tony (Heath Ledger), Valentina (Lily Cole) and Anton (Andrew Garfield)

A travelling theatre company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Rating: 2.5/5.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska)

Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp)

Anne Hathaway as the White Queen

Alice returns to the magical world of her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her destiny to end the Red Queen's reign of terror and return the crown to the White Queen.

Rating: 3/5.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Salt (2010)

Evelyn Salt in action

Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber), Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Salt

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A CIA agent, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), goes on the run when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Rating: 2.5/5.

Robin Hood (2010)

Sir William Marshal (William Hurt) and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (Eileen Atkins)

Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe)

Robin Longstride and Lady Marion Loxley (Cate Blanchett)

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In an age of oppression and shameless tyranny, an outlaw becomes the unlikely hero that saves a nation and inspires generations to fight for freedom. This is an untold story of the man behind the legend.

Rating: 3/5.

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Perseus (Sam Worthington)

Andromeda (Alexa Davalos) offered as a sacrifice in return for peace

A remake of the 1981 mythical adventure film about Perseus, the mortal son of Zeus, who embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.

Rating: 2/5.

The Ghost Writer (2010)

The Ghost (Ewan McGregor)

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Rating: 2.5/5.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

Edward and Bella

Jacob and Bella

The Cullens

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Bella Swan and Edward Cullen have been reunited, but their forbidden relationship is threatened to be torn apart again with an evil vampire, Victoria, still seeking her revenge. Bella is forced to choose between her love for Edward or her friendship with Jacob Black as the struggle between vampires and werewolves continues. However, there is still another choice for Bella to makemortality or immortality?

Rating: 2/5.

The Wolfman (2010)

Sir John and Lawrence Talbot

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Even a man who is pure of heart
and says his prayers by night

may become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms

and the autumn moon is bright

When Lawrence Talbot (played by Benicio del Toro), a renowed Shakespearean actor, is called home to help find his missing brother, he finds the Blackmoor town terrified by a legendary werewolf and finally discovers that his father, Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) is the beast. After he's bitten and turned into a Wolfman himself, the son battles the father to the death in an effort to put an end to the curse.


Friday, October 01, 2010


One of the lights on the eve of Syawal

Curry Noodles. The noodles were made from scratch.

Ketupat Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice Cakes)

Ketupat Pulut (Glutinous Rice Cakes)

Northern–style Beef Rendang

Kuah Kacang (Groundnut/Peanut Sauce)


Bihun Goreng (Vermicelli Stir–fry)

Laksa (Rice Noodles)

Dark Chocolate Piping Biscuits

London Almond Biscuits

Kidney Biscuits

Pineapple Tarts

Makmur Biscuits

Caramel Custard

Prune Cake

Steamed Banana Cake slices

The cruisers in their traditional Malay costumes for men


Kabsa Rice

Roast Chicken and Turkey

Beef and Bamboo Shoot Curry

Acar Timun (Cucumber and Pineapple Pickles)

Potato Salad (left) and Honey & Lemon–Glazed Roast Turkey

Parmesan and Oregano Loaves

Parmesan and Oregano Loaf slices

Some homemade Eid delicacies.