Tuesday, December 18, 2012

An Introduction: Madani Film Festival


An introduction: Madani film festival | Since the first time JIFFest held, Islamic-themed films most likely to fall into our screening schedule. Issues surrounding Islam it is always a warm conversation, and films about Islam both Muslim countries and other countries have always attracted the attention of the audience JIFFest.

Last year, we held a special section, the movie of Islam themed. This year, we are proud to present Madani Film Festival, a film festival specifically about Islam from around the world. International films screened at the festival are the films that uplift the lives of the Muslims in various parts of the world. The films should increase the public knowledge about the other side of the Islam that is rarely raised by the media. We believe that through the film, the issues surrounding Islam will be more pervasive in the hearts and minds of the public.

The festival, held together home movies, is part JIFFest program this year. But we plan to make it as a stand-alone film festival next year, with the hope that more viewers can watch these films selected.

Welcome and welcome to Madani Film Festival!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Johnny English Reborn

Johnny English Reborn | After the success in 2003, Rowan Atkinson funny series starring Mr. Bean is back in the movie Johnny English Reborn part 2 (2011).

Movies with bandage action and comedy became his trademark. With silliness, patterns of funny and hilarious style of His Mr. bean, Rowan Atkinson has managed to shake up the audience for this movie.

The story begins as Johnny English learning martial arts in Tibet to study martial arts. Johnny adventure this time as a secret agent must stop a group of international assassins aimed at creating global chaos by eliminating world leader.

The most ridiculous scene I remember in the movie when, Johnny English meetings with the agents Secret Service and has trouble with his seat up and down - up and down. With the style of Mr. Bean as if nothing happened and he looks very silly on the bench.

The film which 101 minutes duration was directed by Oliver Parker and distributed by Universal Studios. Those who do not watch the movie in theaters can immediately ran to look for the DVD guaranteed this film could make you laugh.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Shutter Island (2010)

Shutter island 2010 | Maybe this is not the kind of film that is usually made by Martin Scorsese. It's also not the type of movie Oscar which I believe is the reason why the scheduled end of the year could be pushed back to February. Shutter Island is a thriller mystery movie.

Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), Shutter Island tells the U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner, Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who conducted the investigation into the disappearance of one of his female patients at home Mental Hospital Ashecliff on a remote island Shutter Island. At first glance, any audience would have been able to guess the biggest twist this film before the first five minutes. The film is not only about the part of that cliche. But there are also some twists that may be missed on the first viewing plus a tricky ending.

His narrative is an even more special. How is the mystery of the opening and then obfuscated parallelized with memory and reality of marriage, the Nazis until the cold war (I'm trying to avoid spoilers-after much see the reviews Shutter Island full of spoilers without a warning). And Shutter Island is an effective thriller with a gripping story, scenes and words are disgusting. This movie has a classic atmosphere thick. The music in the film sounds like a mystery thriller movies 40s era, and the visual is very pretty in the context of a dark-fashioned to resemble film complete with rain, lightning, smoking, use of green screen and narrative style. And of course, Shutter Island should be watched more than once if you want to further understand the total view Scorsese in making a modern horror classic.

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Historical Records of The Beatles

The historical records of The Beatles | John Lennon, Paul McCarney, George Harrison, and Ringo Star are member of the legendary band in the 60's, The Beatles. History of The Beatles began in the City of Liverpool in 1960. Yes, this British band formed in the port city of Liverpool in 1960. The Beatles claimed to be the bands most commercially successful and bands that receive the most praise in the world of pop music. Because of the success that has been achieved, the Beatles is included the ranks of legendary band world.

History of The Beatles in the music begins to bring the Skiffle genre and Rock & Roll in the 1950s. As time went on, the flow that brought The Beatles began playing various musical genres, ranging from folk rock to psychedelic rock. Flow that brought the Beatles is packaged in an innovative way to incorporate elements of classical music and other elements. The Beatles is considered to have some progressive ideas that influence social and cultural life in the era of the 60's.

Early success of The Beatles

The success of The Beatles in the world music began primarily to the first single, entitled Love Me Do. Song Love Me Do was quite well received by the music lovers. Furthermore, the album titled Please Please Me more successful than previous singles. The song was number 2 position on the United Kingdom charts. At first, Martin as the producer intends to record at The Tavern Club, but the location was moved to the recording studio Abbey Road.

Track Please Please Me topped the charts for 30 weeks. But finally, it can be penetrated with their own Beatles album, With The Beatles. In the album Please Please Me is a song that was very popular, that I Want to Hold Your Hand.

The split of the Beatles and Influence in the World of Music

Let it Be was the last album of The Beatles. Most of the songs on the album Let It Be was done before the song Let It Be. Actually, the album Let It Be was originally called Get Back. However, the name was changed to the name of the album Let It Be. Naming Let It Be is derived from the idea of Paul McCartney.

With the release of the album Let It Be, the relationship between the Beatles reached the lowest point. Since annoyed with the attitude of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, George Harrison strike for a week. Finally, the disharmony that occurs between the personnel to make the band The Beatles in the split position. Subsequently, in 1970, the Beatles disbanded. Although dispersed, the works of the Beatles still loved his fans.

After their breakup, the Beatles lead their respective musical careers. In 1970, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Star and released a solo album. Furthermore, there was several times cooperation among members in terms of music. Although it has been disbanded, and the music of The Beatles fame still remembered and still used commercially.

In 1980, adverse events against one of the Beatles. On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot dead in New York. Shootings of John Lennon performed by one of his fans are crazy about excessive tehadap John Lennon.

Success and fame achieved by the Beatles, made a name band from Liverpool is in and is enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. At the coronation of The Beatles as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, attended George Harrison, Ringo Star, and John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. Personnel who did not attend were Paul McCartne.

In music, the Beatles influenced by musicians such as Elvis Presley, Littles Richard, and Chuck Berry. Success and fame achieved by The Beatles also affect social and cultural development in the UK and in the world. 

The influence of The Beatles music so much in the development of music, especially Rock and Roll music streams that flow inserted pop music. Since The Beatles music influenced Elvis, John Lennon once said that if there is no Elvis Presley, The Beatles definitely no.

In recording his songs, The Beatles utilizing innovative technology. In doing recordings, The Beatles asked the producer to experiment by trying new things that might sound good.

In the recording process was, the Beatles sound effects utilizing methods, combining strings and sitar musical instrument (in the song Norwegian Wood). The Beatles were using electronic instruments that are used as the intro to the song Strawberry Fields Forever.

The Beatles Discography Albums

The first album entitled The Beatles Please Please Me. The album was certified platinum in the UK. In this album, there are popular songs, such as Love Me Do, P. SI Love You, Please Please Me, and I Saw Her Standing There. The Beatles titled second album With The Beatles. In this second album, there are some songs that are popular, that It Will not Be Long and Hold Me Tight.

The third album titled The Beatles A Hard Day's Night. In this album there are some songs that became hits, the Cannot Buy MeLove, Tell Me Why, and A Hard Day's Night. The Beatles titled fourth album Beatles for Sale. In this fourth album contained several songs that became hits, namely No Reply, I'm Loser, and Every Little Thing.

Titled fifth album The Beatles Help! In this album, there are some songs that became hits, namely Yesterday, I Need You, and Ticket to Ride. Furthermore, the Beatles put out some more albums. Songs that became hits include The Beatles Let It Be, Yellow Submarine, and Oh Darling.

That's the story of the history of The Beatles in outline. Hopefully the explanation given can add your reference about The Beatles.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Unleash Virginity in American Pie

Unleash virginity in American pie | American Pie is a comedy movie. Revolves around the friendship of four American teenage boys at a high school in Michigan. Narrated in American Pie, they agreed to give up their virginity before Prom party.

Prom party commonly held in the United States. This party is a party held to mark the graduation of high school students. The problem is the four teens are obsessed with sex. That's why they agreed to unleash their virginity before Prom party.

Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs), and three of his friends Kevin Myers in the film American Pie, starring by Thomas Ian Nicholas, Oz or Chris Ostreicher starring by Chris Klein and Eddie Kaye Thomas as Paul Finch. The four of them make a pledge to sleep with a woman to take his virginity. It should be done in a span of just three weeks. They must succeed or lose as a loser.

Unleash virginity opportunities 

Kevin already has a girlfriend named Vicky (Tara Reid), may have a little chance. While it does not guarantee that he will be able to reach the target. But Oz is in fact typical nice guy with no problems, even though he was falling in love with a girl named Heather (Mena Suvari). But Heather is not the typical girl who can be invited to sleep in the span of 21 days.

Especially Jim. He also seems to have no hope of fulfilling their pledges. His approach to Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth) Czech girl turned into a mess. Finally, Jim even went to a party Prom with Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), a child band. Finch else. Chances of getting minus. Though Jessica (Natasha Lyonne) know the rumorsabout his case. You definitely curious to the end of the story of this film American Pie. What is the fourth of American teenagers it meets MoU or not. Please watch just yes!

American Pie creative team

American Pie starring by Shannon Elizabeth, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Sean William Scott, Mena Suvari, Jason Biggs, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan.
  • Release: July 9th, 1999
  • Author: Adam Herz
  • Category: Teen Comedy
  • Producer: Chris Weitz
  • Director: Paul Weitz
  • Production: Universal Pictures

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Festival De Cannes 2012: Do not Judge A Movie By The Crowds

Festival De Cannes 20012 : Do not judge a movie by the crowds | The last day before the announcement of the Golden Palm opened with the Mud film competition, by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter). Tells on Ellis and neckbone two 14 years teenagers who was fascinated by a runaway, Mud (Matthew McConaughey) who was hiding on an island in the middle of the Mississippi River. Both are not only impressed with the Mud's macho, but also with the story of his escape plan with the Juniper, the dream girl.

Ellis was particularly fascinated with the love story of Mud and try to help Mud escape to meet his love. Ellis had just fallen in love and then start looking for the best examples of the adults around her. Love between uncle neckbone with her boyfriend, the love between her parents, and especially the love between Mud and Juniper. Ellis shadow naive about love make tried in every way to realize the Mud effort to unified with the Juniper to prove that love is something worth fighting for.

This story is written solely by Nichols peppered with action and adventure as Mark Twain worked well. As in Take Shelter, Nichols manages to make the audience sympathize with the characters, and believable as a part of everyday life. The film is right for teenagers to fill the holiday.

The film is selected as the closing film diacara announcement later was Thérèse Desqueyroux by French director Claude Miller. The classic story of an arranged marriage between Thérèse (Audrey Tautou) and Bernard (Gilles Lellouche) bourgeois heir two acres of land. Thérèse who grew up in the small village it is only natural to think this match and hope to be happy. But Thérèse did not feel happy and realized there was a lack of with the wedding when he heard the story of love and best friend's sister-in-law, Anne (Anais Demoustier) with Jean Azevedo (Stanley Weber).

Thérèse Desqueyroux novel of François Mauriac, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Thérèse Miller in the film described as a smart woman who is filled with ideas and radical thinking. But what kind of ideas or thoughts Thérèse was never explained, except that Thérèse enjoyed reading. It became the most prominent weakness in Desqueyroux Thérèse, Thérèse because ideas and thoughts are vital clues to his decision to rebel.

After Thérèse Desqueyroux, then ended up watching a marathon event is a major program for 12 days at the 65th Cannes Film Festival this year. Now is the period of waiting for the judges to decide to whom the award will be given.

There is a recurring phenomenon that has always been part of the excitement in Cannes. Although rarely can guess the outcome of the jury properly, yet the temptation to speculate can never be eliminated as part of the Cannes Movie Festival. But cheers, thunderous, booming applause never necessarily be a guarantee for a movie to win.

This year, it was noted, the film crew of the most inviting photographers and reporters flocked to get into the press room is: Lawless, Killing Them Softly, On The Road and Cosmopolis. The reason is more because of the superstars who played in the film. There Shia LeBeouf, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, Kylie Minogue and many others. Journalists and photographers brush and elbow each other to get their photos or their signatures.

Acting is good and challenging role also determine whether an actor will hailed or ignored. Matthew McConaughey such as playing in two films entered this year's competition: The Paperboy and Mud. In The Paperboy, McConaughey plays a gay journalist who bullied heavily by local gangsters. When walking to the press room for The Paperboy, almost no one greets McConaughey and more attention directed to Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman.

This situation turned one hundred eighty degrees when McConaughey walked into the press room for the movie Mud. In this film, the actor plays a role as Mud, character escapes became the two teenage idol in the film. Everyone eagerly gave him a standing ovation and photographers clamored to ask for photos. Reese Witherspoon running with almost no attention at all.

The film is at least attracted the attention of journalists is In The Fog works of Sergei Loznitsa. This is reasonable because not many are familiar with the work of Loznitsa and the film does not show the actor-famous artists. But it does mean In The Fog did not have a chance to win? Of course not. Experience proves. In 2007, Mungiu and his team of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days breezed not reprimanded. Reporters who attended the press conference can also be counted on the fingers. The same thing happened with Apichatpong Weerasethakul with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Movie Golden Palm they have made a lot of journalists do not regret taking the time to chat with the two directors.

Which is also often happens is that many journalists do not feel the need to watch the movie competition that played at last. They chose to go home for sure, the last movie usually not very exciting and not win. This assumption makes many journalists Entre Les Murs fooled when Laurent Cantet's work was awarded the prestigious Golden Palm in 2008. Not much to watch the film because at final play, where nearly a third of journalists have left Cannes.

One thing is for sure, the greatness of a film will stick forever, with or without the award. The greatness of a movie will stay forever, with or without awards. See you at next year's Cannes Movie Festival.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) | This film is quite unique, lifted from the old fairy tale, the story of love, jealousy and politics became mixed in this story. The story of snow princess also often made ??in a bedtime story for children. Somehow this story could be so well-known, if I may suggest. I think for every person, has a melancholy story in himself. We sometimes imagine a prince or princess with great love and sacrifice to be together forever in love.

Snow White Corpora Cavernosa

But there are different, with the latest stories in the film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Universal production, even though its still does not leave the impression melancholic but the film is more impressed "Corpora Cavernosa" (a term that uses to Men virility).

In the old story, Snow White look in terms of feminine, but the story is now snow white is more masculine, with a bandage typical effects films box office and added a real war action. Although in the end, the feminine side was issued again, a charming blend of looks.

Movie Title:
Snow White and the Huntsman

Rupert Sanders

John Lee Hancock (screenplay)
Evan Daugherty (screen story)
Evan Daugherty (screenplay)
Hossein Amini (screenplay)

Charlize Theron 
Chris Hemsworth  
Kristen Stewart

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Ghost Writer (2010)

The ghost writer (2010) | One thing that makes me so excited about The Ghost Writer: I am a fan of the Chinatown mystery thriller (1974) Polanski's masterpiece and I have always been a fan for movies like this. It means movie reveals the mystery from the perspective of the main character, although here Ewan McGregor is not a detective, but he still took the position of detective with the audience. This is a perfect storytelling for a mystery thriller, which could certainly give memorable cinematic experience.

Based on the novel entitled The Ghost by Robert Harris, The Ghost Writer is a political thriller story with the main character a writer (McGregor) who gets a job to become an author biography of a political figure, former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan ), the latter of controversy as a result of a war criminal conspiracy relating to the Iraq War. Mystery was built with guidance from the previous ghost recently drowned, have connections associated with people around the life of Lang.

The Ghost Writer has a serious case of interest with the development of the plot that makes the audience guessing what happens next, memorable characters, played well, visual tone and the cold scoring, and the very sweet story execution. Incredible. Suspenseful and entertaining. One of the best movies of the year.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Super Junior Personnel

Super Junior Personnel | Who does not know the boy band Super Junior? Maybe, for fans of K-pop music, Super Junior is a band that is no stranger, but perhaps some peoples also ask the certainty the number of Super Junior personnel. Currently, our beloved country is being hit by Korean fever. How not, from teenagers, mothers and even the men now idolized artist from Korea. One of the idols of our society today is the boy band Super Junior. 

Super Junior Personnel Divided in Many Units

 If we follow the development of boyband Super Junior from the initial debut to the present may be very aware of the changes in the number and Super Junior's personnel. Here, we will discuss the changes in the amount of personnel Super Junior. From the beginning the first time debut and first album, Super Junior numbering 12 personnels. The 12 of Super Junior personnels as we know is Heechul, Leeteuk, Yesung, Kangin, Kibum, Shindong, Donghae, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Hangeng, Sungmin and Ryeowook, and this is what they are officially registered as an official member of Super Junior. 

From Super Junior personnel, initially Ryeowook did not exist at the time the debut. Ryeowook became Super Juniar member is to replace Debutante were drawn in by SM Entertainment who became Super Junior's Production House until now, before the first album was officially circulated. 

After the first album officially released, at the second single release, Super Junior personnel was increased to 13 personnels with the added Kyuhyun. At that time the fans of Super Junior, called ELF or Everlasting Friend's protest because the personnel of Super Junior is added and reported at that time will be divided into sub-units. 

On the second album release, in addition to personnel Super Junior with 13 members, Super Junior is divided into four units. Sub-unit of which SUJU T. Super Junior is devoted to singing to Trot music. Then SUJU HAPPY, as the name suggests it is a special unit of Super Junior sang a cheerful theme music, for example, just the Super Junior’s song entitled Rokugo were very cute and pleasant. 

Then, the unit Super Junior K R Y. In unit Super Junior or the unit's personnel Suju KRY Super Junior specially incorporated Ballad singing. One of the personnel who entered at the Super Junior sub-unit was Kyuhyun. And the second unit is a unit of Super Junior M, the unit is devoted to singing Mandarin songs. At Suju M sub units, specifically personnel added another two people, the Henry and Zhoumi. The unit Super Junior M is localized for the market in China. So that when added together all personnel Super Junior was 15.

On the third album, Super Junior personnel named Kibum declared non-active from the activities of Super Junior with the reasons for wanting to focus on his acting career. After that, followed by the Hangeng decision who decided to come out of Super Junior and demanded SM Entertainment by law. Not only that, scandal that called D.U.I. Kangin, which forced Kangin to non-active from Super Junior's activities and decided that he had volunteered to participate in the draft. 

With the incidence of Hangeng who decided to resign from Super Junior, Super Junior unit or SUJU M was forced to be disabled when Super Junior M is in its promotion of the SUPER GIRL album. And on the fourth album release, Super Junior personnel consisted of 12 people, Kibum and Kangin did not participate. So the promotion period at Super Junior's fourth album is only done by ten personnel Super Junior. 

Thus is the history of Super Junior's personnel has changed from time to time.