Movie Little Thought (Part I)

SowYau's friends have been asking him, whether he can:

1) Post more reviews
2) Be quick about it!
3) Post new movies only

Ok, the first 2 is due to time constrain, no doubt about it, unless SowYau is unemployed, or else, he is fully aware that during weekday, he only got about 3 hours of leisure time after deducting working hour, ZZZzzz hour, eating hour... the 3rd one, well, he is going to write both yesteryear and current movies.

Don't know why, SowYau has a surge of nostalgic feeling suddenly. Alright, he is going to write about some of the interesting memories from watching movies on big screen.

The First movie: hmmm, SowYau has try to put heads together, but really cannot remember. it's either Romancing the Stone or Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom.

Family splitting movie: It refer to our family members saw it in different occasions, the movie is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. 1st, upon days of released, SowYau and his younger sister bought tickets for RM 7.00 each from the ticket tout! tsk tsk tsk, that was in year 1991! (Please take note that the average price at that time was about RM 3.50 to RM 4,00 in his place). After that, they came back and told their parents that the movie is so good, they will pay RM 50 to watch it again. So, their parents went, and father gave a thumb up after watching it, normally, he does not appreciate sci-fi movie. And, my elder sister went to watch it as well, with her friends.

The last movie SowYau's parents "brought" him to a movie: It was Robin Hood: Prince of Thives in 1991 (or 92), it's SowYau's sentimental moment. After this movie, SowYau mostly went with his friends and ... you know, he was kinda reaching coming-of-age, don't know how to explain, well, as a child, it was the last movie his parents brought him to, and bought him KFC's french fries and other snacks. Don't know why, SowYau can relate to the same feeling as Zach Braff's character in Garden State(2004) when Zack said: "You know that point in your life when you realize that the house that you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? All of the sudden even though you have some place where you can put your stuff, that idea of home is gone. You'll see when you move out it just sort of happens one day, one day and it's just gone."

The photo above shows some of many SowYau's movie stubs collected since don't-know-when.

The "father and son" movie moment: aaawwww... a great moment for SowYau and his father. The movie: Van Sant's Psycho Remake, date: 14.02.1999. Why? His father watched Hitchcock's Psycho way back in the early 60s, and if you told his dad, 30 years later, he will watch the remake, but bastardize version of Psycho with his son, he would rather believe a pig can fly. P.S.: Both of us fully knew the great twist at the end, when the girls in front us shrieked their heart out towards the end, we were just laughing our ass off! haha!

"Free" Movie moment: The movies, Shallow Hal and The Time Machine, date: 18.03.2002. SowYau watched it back to back, but he only paid for one, how? he sneaked into other movie hall after the first movie end! Some guts he had! SowYau is not condoning the act, but hey, hey, it's fun if you are not caught red handed.

The least-audience movie moment: The movie, That Thing You Do! Dated 15.10.1997, The cinema hall is at GSC, Ipoh. Only SowYau and a friend named W.S.K. it's a shame because it's a great movie. No, SowYau knows what you are thinking, W.S.K. is not girl, end of story.

Wrong movie: Have you ever in the wrong cinema hall? well, SowYau has had numerous occasion, but this is beyond stupid and top it all, the date is 24.11.1995, he was supposed to watch Beverly Hills Cop III with a friend. They checked the showtime in the newspaper, whole day show BHC III, they went for early bird session, they came, they saw, they cussed and puked! You know why? It's because the before-noon session is showing some Hong Kong movie about AIDS, and it stank!

Ok, that's about it for the time being, of course SowYau got plenty more to tell next time. In the mean time, please share with us what are your memorable movie moments, we would love to hear it.

And oh, next, SowYau will publish review for Grindhouse (2007) or maybe 1408 (2007), stay tune.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sow Yau,
Never expected you are such a professional writer of movie review, really a hidden talent.
Good work, will support you.


Anonymous said...

father, sister, friend, but you never mention about your girl friend...

SowYau said...

:) SowYau will write about his girlfriend very soon, when comes to movies, she is very fussy OR undemanding about it depends on her POV.... and Tsen Tsen, thanks, do often visit this blog!

The Special One said...

Who did you watch "Crash" with then?

SowYau said...

Dear The Special One, why suddenly bring up the issue of Crash? which Crash are u talking about? there are a few of same titled movie name Crash. i watched 2 of them. One is directed by David Cronenberg, to me, it's an anti-erotic tale about people's fetish towards automobile accidents, full of envelope-pushing materials. The other flick is the considerably more famous one directed and written by Paul Haggis.

For your info, both of them i watched alone.