Archive for September, 2008

Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D

September 30, 2008

Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D
Action / Adventure / Family / Fantasy / Sci-Fi
Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem, Seth Meyers, Jean Michel Paré

During a scientific expedition in Iceland, visionary scientist Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser), his nephew Sean (Josh Hutcherson) and their beautiful local guide, Hannah (Anita Briem), are unexpectedly trapped in a cave from which their only escape is to go deeper and deeper into the depths of the Earth. Traveling through never-before-seen worlds, the trio comes face-to-face with surreal and unimaginable creatures–including man-eating plants, giant flying piranha, glow birds and terrifying dinosaurs from days past. The adventurers soon realize that as volcanic activity increases around them, they must find a way back to the Earth’s surface before it is too late.

Mirrors

September 30, 2008


Mirrors
Horror
Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, Amy Smart

Kiefer Sutherland stars as an NYPD detective-turned-security guard who discovers something sinister lurking in the mirrors of a fire-damaged department store in Haute Tension writer/director Alexandre Aja’s menacing study in the origins of evil. It’s been just about a year since mercurial police detective Ben Carson (Sutherland) was suspended from the NYPD for the fatal shooting of an undercover officer, and ever since that fateful day he’s been locked in a self-destructive spiral of anger and alcoholism. Increasingly isolated from his wife and kids, Ben spends most nights crashed-out at his sister Angela’s (Amy Smart) apartment in Queens. But Ben hasn’t given up hope just yet, and in order to get his life back together and prove that he’s still capable of supporting his family he takes a job as the night watchman at the Mayflower department store. The Mayflower used to be a lavish symbol of inner-city prosperity, that is, until a raging inferno gutted the building while claiming numerous lives in the process. These days, the Mayflower is a scorched reminder of human misery, the ornate mirrors therein reflecting a suffering so profound that it begins to wear on Ben’s already-fragile psyche. Not only that, but whatever force dwells behind the shimmering glass seems to have gained the power to alter reality as well.

After Ben gazes into the mirrors and sees a vision of himself being relentlessly tortured, he is horrified to experience violent convulsions, spontaneous bleeding, and frightening asphyxiation. And while his sister is always willing to lend a sympathetic ear, she chalks the anomalies up to an unusually potent mix of stress and anxiety. Unfortunately for Ben, his estranged wife, Amy (Paula Patton), isn’t nearly as forgiving. A prosaic NYPD medical examiner who has seen her fair share of tragedy, Amy fears that Ben’s erratic behavior could be placing their children in danger. Later, as Ben begins to draw connections between his increasingly gruesome visions and a former Mayflower security guard who vanished without a trace, he begins to suspect that an unimaginable evil is using the mirrors as a gateway into the real world, and that his family is in mortal danger from forces beyond their realm of understanding. Perhaps if he Ben can manage to convince Amy that their children’s lives are at risk, he can summon the courage to face the greatest evil he has ever known.

Righteous Kill

September 30, 2008

Righteous Kill
Crime / Drama
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, 50 Cent, Carla Gugino, John Leguizamo

Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro (‘Raging Bull’) and Al Pacino (‘Scent of a Woman’) star as a pair of veteran New York City police detectives on the trail of a vigilante serial killer in the adrenaline fueled psychological thriller ‘Righteous Kill,’ directed by Jon Avnet (‘Red Corner,’ ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’) and written by Russell Gewirtz (‘Inside Man’). The cast also features hip-hop superstar Curtis Jackson (‘Get Rich or Die Trying’).

After 30 years as partners in the pressure cooker environment of the NYPD, highly decorated Detectives David Fisk and Thomas Cowan should be ready for retirement, but aren’t. Before they can hang up their badges, they are called in to investigate the murder of a notorious pimp, which appears to have ties to a case they solved years before.

Like the original murder, the victim is a suspected criminal whose body is found accompanied by a four line poem justifying the killing. When additional crimes take place, it becomes clear the detectives are looking for a serial killer, one who targets criminals that have fallen through the cracks of the judicial system. His mission is to do what the cops can’t do on their own–take the culprits off the streets for good. The similarities between the recent killings and their earlier case raise a nagging question: Did they put the wrong man behind bars?

Kill Switch

September 30, 2008

Kill Switch
Action / Crime / Drama
Steven Seagal, Holly Dignard, Chris Thomas King, Michael Filipowich, Isaac Hayes

A decorated homicide detective faces off against a perverse serial killer against the backdrop of the depraved Memphis underworld in this action thriller starring Steven Seagal. Detective Jacob Stillwell (Seagal)’s reputation for exacting street justice has made him something of an icon among his colleagues in law enforcement, but with a cunning psychopath named Lazarus roaming the streets Stillwell can’t lie back on his laurels. Lazarus has the residents of Memphis locking their doors at night and sleeping with one eye open, peering into the shadows in a panicked state of total fear. Now, as the killer becomes increasingly emboldened, Detective Stillwell dives headlong into the sordid underbelly of the city on a mission to hunt the hunter so that the citizens of Memphis can rest easy without having to fear for their lives.

Meet Dave

September 30, 2008

Meet Dave
Comedy / Sci-Fi Comedy
Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Scott Caan, Ed Helms


Dave Ming Chang (Eddie Murphy), newly arrived in New York City, may be the ultimate fish out of water. There’s something about him that’s not quite right – for starters, he seems remarkably out of place and uncomfortable in his own body. And for good reason: “Dave” is not a man at all, but a ship made in the image of its miniature-sized captain. It’s Eddie Murphy in Eddie Murphy in “Meet Dave” and while his crew of miniature aliens are trying to save their planet, they encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.


Love Contract

September 29, 2008

  • Judul : Ai Qing He Yue
  • Judul Inggris : Love Contract
  • Genre: Romance
  • Episodes: 20 (5 DVD)
  • Broadcast network: TVBS-G
  • Tahun : 2004
  • Opening theme song: Zhong Jian / Middle by Fish Leong
  • Ending theme song: Gu Dan Bei Ban Qiu / Lonely Northern Hemisphere by Ariel Lin
  • Pemain : Ariel Lin (Cheng Xiao Feng), Mike He (Ah Ken / Liu Jian Dong),
  • Zhang Rui Jia (Ah Kai / Lin Kai), Zhong Xin Yu (Li Xin Lei)

Synopsis :

Xiao Feng adalah seorang gadis tomboy dan kapte dari klub kendo di sekolahnya. Dia ketua kelompok dari kelompoknya dengan bakat alamnya dan luar biasa. Akan tetapi sebenarnya Xiao Feng adalah seorang gadis yang takut akan masa lalu nya dan mencari cinta yang sangat dia dambakan.

Teman-temannya Ah Kai, Xiao Bai, Mu Tou, Xin Lei dan Xiao Xiao tidak tahu akan masa lalunya, tetapi mereka teman-teman yang setia pada Xiao Feng, sampai suatu hari Xiao Bai dan Ah Kai meninggalkan Klub Kendo untuk bergabung dengan Tim Renang. Xiao Bai dan Ah Kai sangat menyesal ketika Kapten tim renang (Ah Ken) menjadi seorang kapten yang melelahkan seperti Xiao Feng.

Ketika suatu malam Xiao Feng mengumumkan pada teman-temannya cinta yang sangat dia dambakan, Xiao Bai dan Ah Ken mencandai dengan mengatakan itu adalah sebuah kontrak cinta. Ah Ken harus bersaing dengan Xiao Feng dalam perekrutan anggota baru bagi klub kendo dan renang.

Heaven Dragon

September 26, 2008

  • Judul : Tian Long Ba Bu
  • Judul Alias : Demi Gods & Semi Devils / Heaven Dragon, The Eighth Episode
  • Genres: Wuxia, fantasy, adventure (Serial SILAT)
  • Episodes: 40 (8 DVD – Tamat)
  • Broadcast network: CCTV
  • Tahun : 2003
  • Ending theme song: Forgiveness by Faye Wong
  • Pemain : Hu Jun (Qiao Feng), Jimmy Lin (Duan Yu), Gao Hu (Xu Zhu),
  • Crystal Liu (Wang Yu Yan), Liu Tao (A Zhu), Chen Hao (A Zi),
  • Xiu Qing (Murong Fu), Christy Chung (Madame Ma)

Synopsis :

Tian Long Ba Bu di ambil dari Novel Jin Yong dengan judul yang sama. Cerita kepahlawanan yang berpusat pada Pemimpin Pengemis Qiao Feng, Pangeran Duan Yu dan seorang biksu shaolin Xu Zhu. Cerita mereka di ambil pada masa Dinasti Song.

Kisah Qiao Feng di mulai dari petualangannya untuk menemukan identitas diri yang sebenarnya, misteri tentang sebuah peristiwa 30 th yang lalu, yang menyebabkannya menjadi yatim piatu.

Kisah Duan Yu tentang di mulai dari pertemuannya dengan beberapa saudara-saudara perempuannya lain ibu yang tidak dia ketahui sebelumnya (karena petualangan ayahnya waktu muda) dan pertempuran dengan Duan Yuan Qing.

Xu Zhu adalah seorang biksu Shaolin tingkat rendah yang terperangkap di dalam pertikaian di dalam ShaoLin, dia sangat lah kuat dan mempunyai banyak rahasia.

My Little Bride

September 24, 2008

Also known as: Eorin Shinbu
Release Date: 2004

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Starring: Rae-won Kim, Geun-yeong Mun, Sun-yeong Ahn, Bo-kyeong Kim

Synopsis:

Boeun (Moon Geun young) is an ordinary high school girl who worries about grades and has a crush on her school’s baseball team ace, named Jungwoo. One day, Boeun’s grandfather orders her to marry Sangmin (Kim Rae won). When they were young, during the Korean War, Boeun’s and Sangmin’s grandfathers had promised that they would become in-laws. Despite the grandchildren’s opposition, they are forced to marry because of the strong influence of Boeun’s grandfather. Boeun’s undercover married life begins: She pretends that she doesn’t have a husband and starts dating Jungwoo. Boeun believes that she can manage both men and live a double life. Everything goes smoothly until Sangmin visits Boeun’s school as a student teacher.

Jenny Junno

September 24, 2008

Also known as: Jeni Juno
Release Date: 2005

Genre: Comedy / Romance / Drama

Starring: Park Min Ji (Jenny), Kim Hye Seong (Junno)

Synopsis:

The film centers on the title characters of Jenny (Park Min-ji) and Juno (Kim Hye-song), two fifteen year old middle school students whose one night of romance has a dramatic consequence on both their lives; Jenny is pregnant. After careful deliberation, the two expectant parents decide to keep the baby while keeping the pregnancy a secret from everyone. Jenny has to deal with mood swings, sudden ravenous appetite attacks and other problems. However, Juno is constantly at her side, selflessly sacrificing himself for her and their future baby. The two secretly inform themselves of babies: how to raise them, attend baby-courses and visit hospitals. Nevertheless, the day when they have to tell their parents about the pregnancy draws near.

Hong Gil Dong

September 23, 2008

  • Judul : Hong Gil Dong
  • Genre : Komedi, Romance, Action, Drama
  • Episode : 24 (4 DVD – Tamat)
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Tahun : 2008
  • Pemain : Kang Ji Hwan (Hong Gil Dong), Sung Yu Ri (Heo Yi Nok / Ryu Yi Nok),
  • Jang Geun Suk (Lee Chang Hwi), Kim Ri Na (Seo Eun Hye)

Synopsis :

Hong Gil Dong adalah seorang anak diluar nikah seorang pejabat tinggi. Sejak kecil, HGD sudah dilatih silat oleh seorang biksu. Hong Gil Dong terinspirasi untuk melawan ketidakadilan dalam masyarakat yang dibedakan antara bangsawan dan orang biasa.

Hong Gil Dong bertemu Heo Yi Nok yang baru saja kembali dari Negeri Cina bersama dengan kakeknya. Mengalami senang dan duka bersama, membuat Gil Dong dan Yi Nok menjadi akrab dan saling menyukai.

Hong Gil Dong dan Yi Nok bertemu Lee Chang Hwi yang misterius. Sejak kecil, Chang Hwi diberitahu bahwa dia sebenarnya adalah calon raja. Dia dikhianati oleh kakaknya yang menjadi raja sekarang dan terpaksa melarikan diri ke Negeri Cina.

Antara cinta, benci, kesetiaan dan pengkhianatan, Hong Gil Dong, Heo Yi Nok dan Lee Chang Hwi bertemu, dan cuma satu yang bisa menang.

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