Sunday, June 28, 2020

Crazy Rich Asian 2018, Not That Crazy Actually




Crazy Rich Asian 2018
IBJ: 6/10 by @Ipohboyjourney
#IMBD: 6.9/10
#RottenTomato: 91/100

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The vibrant colour of Eastern culture is so beautiful and I love it.  But I don’t love, because it involved too many “yellow-washing” (not racist here) and other controversial issues. Of course, a lot of people just watched a movie from a viewer point of view. But, I am very much less shallow on the movie production because to me, a movie is sacred with the cast and storyline, even pre-filming is important.  Actually, one of the producers (unnamed) suggested to “white-wash” heroine Rachel Chu, but was declined by the author, #KevinKwan. Now, with all cast mainly be Asians (excluding Indians and Malays), isn’t this a form of “yellow-washing”? This contradicts with Sepet 2004 in which all dialects, races were featured in the movie (https://ipohboyjourney.blogspot.com/2020/06/sepet-2004-Yasmin-Ahmad.html).

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Sepet 2004 by Late Yasmin Ahmad, A True Malaysia Movie


Sepet 2004 / (Slit Eyes)
IBJ: 7/10 by @Ipohboyjourney
IMBD: 7.2/10
Google TV: 93/100

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 (Sepet available for free at  Sepet 2004 starting 30/5/2020 for a week)

The main reasons the whole movie were attractive for its storyline, and how taboo an interracial relationship can be in Malaysia, and of course, it was filmed in IPOH. (1 mark for location; 1 mark for the director). The word “Sepet” is kinda a mean word to laugh at the small and single eyelid of Chinese. But, I like how Yasmin turns this around. To me, my eyes have been quite nice and double-eyelids, so nobody did tease about my eyes though. Hahahahahaha. With so much racism issues going locally and internationally, I highly recommend this movie on exploring how differences could co-exist.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

全院满座 / A Loving Spirit 1999


IBJ: 5 /10 by Ipohboyjourney
豆瓣评分: 7.3/10

“明明動情 想愛沒有情
當那天懷抱你時 沒決心承認
明明事成 想愛沒有情
當你走留低心跳聲 永恆動聽“
《想愛沒有情,李蕙敏》我一直以为是关咏荷唱的!就也是因为主题曲, 对这部剧印象深刻。