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X-men Fever: Wolverine April 19, 2009

Filed under: Movies — kim @ 5:00 pm

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This post is dedicated to Wolverine since now “X-men Origins : Wolverine” has just been released! So just like the Iceman post… I do NOT own the photos or any of the information that I am putting into this post except for this paragraph!

Wolverine is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics, was created by writer Len Wein and Marvel art director John Romita Sr., who designed the character.

About the character: Born James Howlett, and commonly known as Logan, Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, retracting bone claws, and a healing factor that allows him to quickly recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin, also enabling him to live beyond a normal human lifespan.

On the big screen: In both the X-men trilogy movies and the X-men Origins : Wolverine movie, Wolverine/Logan/James Howlett is portrayed by Australian Hollywood actor, Hugh Jackman.

If you want to find out more about Wolverine, click here

To find out more about Marvels comics, characters, and much much more, click here.

Picture source: Google Images

Info source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Books that have become movies! (that i have read) March 16, 2009

Filed under: Books,Movies — kim @ 4:50 pm

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These are the books that i have read that have become movies!

My thoughts on the page to screen adaptions…

Stormbreaker: the story on screen and in the pages is very different. not only did they remove some gagets, they also added more romance and removed alot of detail. this was not my favourite page to screen adaptation, and really was nothing to shout about.

Spiderwick Chronicles: even though the story was shortened by quite alot, it was very well directed and everything fit nicly. it was quite faithful to the contents in the book and is my favourite book to screen adaptation!

The Tale of Despereaux: i have not watched the movie yet! (this movie will release during the march holidays in Singapore.)

Movie Synopsis (all of the below in “movie synopsis” is taken from Wikipedia. to find out more about the films, click on the “*” next to the titles below!)

* Stormbreaker :

Alex Rider (Alex Pettyfer) is a fourteen year-old orphan, who lives with his uncle Ian Rider (Ewan McGregor) and their housekeeper Jack Starbright (Alicia Silverstone). Ian is supposedly a bank manager and is, much to Alex’s regret, often away from home. One day Alex is told that his uncle has died in a car crash. Alex discovers that Ian Rider was in fact a spy working for MI6 and that he was killed by famed assassin, Yassen Gregorovich (Damian Lewis).

He is then recruited by his uncle’s former employers, Alan Blunt (Bill Nighy) and Tulip Jones (Sophie Okonedo) of the Special Operations Division of MI6, who explain to Alex that his uncle has been training him as a spy; Alex first refuses to co-operate but agrees when they threaten to prosecute Jack (now his guardian) for being an illegal immigrant. Alex is then sent to a gruelling SAS training exercise where his fellow trainees first look down on him because of his young age, but he soon gains respect for his capabilities.

He sets off on his first mission, aided by gadgets from Smithers (Stephen Fry). Billionaire Darrius Sayle (Mickey Rourke) is donating a free high-powered computer system codenamed Stormbreaker to every school in the United Kingdom. MI6 are curious of his seemingly generous plans and send Alex, undercover as a competition winner, to investigate. There, he meets the man himself, Sayle.

Alex finds himself in trouble when his cover is blown. After trying to escape from the facility and being held prisoner, Alex is forced to reveal he is a spy. He then learns of Sayle’s true plan with the computers – each system contains a deadly virus which wipe out the whole of Britain’s schoolchildren.

* The Spiderwick Chronicles:

Mary-Louise Parker) moves into the Spiderwick Estate with her children when it is given to her by her elderly aunt Lucinda (Joan Plowright), though identical twins Jared and Simon (Freddie Highmore) and their older sister Mallory (Sarah Bolger) do not want to move from the city. When Jared uncovers a dumbwaiter system behind a wall, Jared finds a

key and discovers the study of the late owner of the estate, Arthur Spiderwick (David Strathairn). Jared uses the key to open a chest, he finds Spiderwick’s field guide to faeries; although an attached note warns him not to read it, he does so anyway.

However, a shape-shifting ogre named Mulgarath (Nick Nolte) wants the field guide for himself so he can rule over all faerie-kind and sends his goblins to obtain it.

* The Tale of Despereaux:

Roscuro a seafaring rat arrives at the kingdom of Dor’s dock and is mesmerised by the smell of soup on the kingdom’s “Royal Soup Day”.  Roscuro’s search for the soup’s smell takes him to a chandelier directly over the royal soup bowl. Upon presentation of the soup to the queen and her subsequent first taste, Roscuro is overcome by the aroma, loses his grip, and falls into the queen’s soup bowl, causing her to have a fatal heart attack, which led her to death.

Following the funeral of the queen, the king in his grief orders soup to be forbidden and rats banished. The town falls into eternal darkness and famine because of dark clouds that will not release their rain.

A few years later, Despereaux (Matthew Broderick), a tiny mouse with enormously large ears is born. He is considered odd for a mouse, displaying incredible bravery. But in this mouse society, fear is taught in school as a mouse necessity, and those that cannot learn to fear are considered outcasts. Despereaux’s parents attempt to teach him fear by having him explore the castle’s library with his older brother “showing him the ropes”. But rather than being fearful he is fascinated with books, and instead of eating them, decides to read them despite his brother’s orders. He develops a fascination toward fairy tales and learns from them knight’s codes of honor such as chivalry and courage.

Despereaux is drawn towards the lonely Princess Pea (Emma Watson), who at first is afraid, but soon sees Despereaux as a gracious creature. She even expresses her desire for soup, rain, and even rats to return to the kingdom.

Upon finding out that Despereaux has broken the law by speaking with a human, the Mouse Council immediately decides to banish him to the dungeons.

Thats the end of my post now! Haha! When i watch “The Tale of Despereaux”, i will post my views on this post!

 

My Favourite Snacks January 22, 2009

Filed under: Food! — kim @ 3:29 pm

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I just LOVE eating! But what i like to eat most is snacks!! Any kind of snack will satisfy me(excluding spicy snacks)!

My favourite kind of snack however, are sweet snacks or rather sweets and chocolates!

Now I shall list my top 3 chocolate treats! My Triple “M”!

1.mms M&M’s (milk chocolate and dark chocolate only)

2. maltesersMaltesers

3. minstrelsMinstrels

 

Picture Perfect (To Me!) December 30, 2008

Filed under: My Interests — kim @ 5:15 pm

To me, taking pictures is not a hobby although I love taking them.

I Like Taking…

macro shots of flowers and small things!

My Favourite Shots of Flowers…

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My Favourite Shots of Trees…

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About The Shots…

All the pictures above were taken with my wonderful Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K810i!

 

Titles & Blurbs November 30, 2008

Filed under: Books — kim @ 3:40 pm

These are some of the books that i have recommended in my post “Books!“. I have taken the blurbs from the books and put them in this post so that those who want to know what the books are about can read this and see if they want to read the books or not!

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I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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protect the diamonds

survive the clubs

dig deep through the spades

feel the hearts

Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

That’s when the first ace arrives in the mail.

That’s when Ed becomes the messenger.

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting(when necessary) until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?

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The Legend of Holly Claus by Brittney Ryan

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Dear Santa Claus, What do you wish for Christmas?

Santa Claus is the King of Forever, Land of the Immortals. When one special boy writes to Santa asking what no other child has ever asked, a miracle occurs: Santa and Mrs. Claus are blessed with a daughter. But the birth of Holly Claus also brings about a terrible curse – from an evil soul named Herrikhan. Holly’s heart is frozen, and the gates of Forever are locked, barring exit or entry.

As she grows into a beautiful and selfless young woman, Holly longs to break the spell that holds her people hostage. With four faithful and magical animal friends, she escapes to the wondrous world of Victorian New York, where she will face countless dangers, adventures, and a miracle all her own.

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The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann

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Farthing Wood is invaded by men with bulldozers and the animals and birds know that they have to flee. The must escape to a far-off nature reserve. But the journey is long and hard and not even Fox, their brave intelligent leader, is prepared for the dangers that lie ahead. When disaster strikes the group, reaching their new home seams and impossible dream…

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Cages by Peg Kehret

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Kit is trapped…

Kit never means to steal that bracelet. She’s just mad after losing the lead in the school play and fighting with her unbearable stepfather. But when she is caught and sentenced to twenty hours of volunteer work at the humane society, she’s sure she’s blown her chance at a scholarship. Kit doesn’t mind volunteering at the humane society; she knows how it feels to be stuck in a cage like those animals. And with the help of one special friend, Kit begins to learn that the key to her own cage is right in front of her.

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King of The Wind by Marguerite Henry

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He was namer “Sham” for the sun, this golden-red stallion born in the Sultan of Morocco’s stone stables. Upon his heel was a small white spot, the symbol of speed. But on his chest was the symbol of misfortune. Although he was swift as the desert winds, Sham’s proud pedigree would be scorned all his life by cruel masters and owners.

This is the classic story of Sham and his friend, the stable boy Agba. Their adventures take them from the sands of the Sahara to the royal courts of France and, finally, to the green pastures and stately homes of England. For Sham was the renowned “Godolphin Arabian” Whose blood flows through the veins of almost every superior Throughbred. Sham’s speed-like his story-has become legendary.

 

Marvel Craze – Iceman November 18, 2008

Filed under: My Interests — kim @ 11:48 pm

I have realized that many people have searched either “marvel characters”, or “iceman”, or “iceman marvel” and found my blog. Well since so many people like iceman, I shall do a post dedicated to him! It’ll be a short post but it is still dedicated to him right… =)

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A short history

Iceman aka Robert Louis “Bobby” Drake is a marvel character created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby. Iceman first appeared in X-Men (vol. 1) #1, (September 1963). He has had a frequent presence in X-Men and Spider-Man related comics, video games, animation, and movies. Shawn Ashmore portrays Iceman throughout the X-Men films.

All pictures above taken from Google Images.

All information in “A short history” taken from Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia.

If you want to find out more about Iceman, click here.

To find out more about Marvels comics, characters, and much much more, click here.

 

Tintin Forever! November 17, 2008

Filed under: Books — kim @ 10:02 pm

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Tintin is by far my absolute favourite hero in the pages of books. He and his eccentric and totally entertaining sidekicks together, make the comic series “The Adventures of Tintin” a fantastic read.

“The Adventures of Tintin” was originally written in french and eventually translated into 50 different languages. The series is not only in comic form but in the form of cartoons based on the books. The series was so successful that they now sell Tintin merchandise and have a shop in London dedicated to the merchandise.

To find out more about the characters and the history of “The Adventures of Tintin”, click here.

“The Adventures of Tintin” to me is…

humorous, eccentric, entertaining, whacky, and totally ingenious.

The Tintin Titles…

  • 1. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets
  • 2. Tintin in the Congo
  • 3. Tintin in America
  • 4. Cigars of the Pharaoh
  • 5. The Blue Lotus
  • 6. The Broken Ear
  • 7. The Black Island
  • 8. King Ottokar’s Sceptre
  • 9. The Crab with the Golden Claws
  • 10. The Shooting Star
  • 11. The Secret of the Unicorn
  • 12. Red Rackham’s Treasure
  • 13. The Seven Crystal Balls
  • 14. Prisoners of the Sun
  • 15. Land of Black Gold
  • 16. Destination Moon
  • 17. Explorers on the Moon
  • 18. The Calculus Affair
  • 19. The Red Sea Sharks
  • 20. Tintin in Tibet
  • 21. The Castafiore Emerald
  • 22. Flight 714
  • 23. Tintin and the Picaros
  • Anyone who have not read “The Adventures of Tintin” you have no idea what you are missing out on! Go check them out and read them NOW!