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Monday, August 22, 2005
  Dick Flicks and the Frat Pack
I love farce comedies. There, I’ve said it. Long before aku ‘berkecimpung’ dalam filem2 global dan serius, itulah filem2 staple aku. The ones I reach for bila aku bosan, tension atau sedih. You know, those that features Adam Sandler, Jack Black, Steve Zahn, Jim Carrey and the awesome Frat Pack. Frat Pack ? Kuih apa tu? Well, kau mesti dah pernah dgr ttg Rat Pack (from the 60's, the grandaddy of all packs, consisted of Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Frankie Sinatra. Lauren Bacall coined the term when, seeing the group after a five day Las Vegas tear, said 'you look like a pack of rats' or something like that.) atau the Brat Pack dari era 80-an ( terdiri drp Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall and Emilio Estevez, y’know, garish make-ups, large earings, things like that). Untuk era 2000-an, kita ada the the frat pack..

My frat pack-ers dossier :-

Favourite frat-packer : Vince Vaughn
First glimpse: The Cell
Why do I love thee : His Cool-ness. Too cool, man. When he’s good, he’s really good. But when he’s bad…
Love at first sight : Dodgeball : A True Underdog Story, as Peter LaFleur.
Seen him in : Mr & Mrs Smith, Old School.
Next treat : The Wedding Crashers, Made, Clay Pigeon, Swingers and Pscho.

Top 3 fave frat-pack film (so far). And yes, starting last week, I’ll be scooping my nutshell film reviews from imdb.com. But yeah, the dua sen still comes from moi :

Old School (2003)
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In a nutshell : (Frat-packers - VV, WF and LW) Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to get go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them.

Mama’s dua sen : If you want good, clean fun, this is the movie to see…not ! Full of kelakar bangang (check out the orientation session atas bumbung tuh) and KY jelly topless wrestling. Plotnya, mcm biasa, the good guys akan kalah dulu, dan endingnya ever so predictable. Just like the next two movies…

Mama bagi : *** ¾ / *****.

Zoolander (2001)
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In a nutshell : (Frat-packers – BS, OW, WF) Male supermodel Derek Zoolander is on his way down after three years of continuously winning the "Male Model of the Year" award. When he is beaten by the hot newcomer Hansel, Derek starts searching for a new meaning in his life. Just then fashion czar Mugatu offers Derek a comeback in his new "Derelicte"-line. What nobody suspected is that Mugatu plans to assassinate the new Malaysian Prime Minister on his visit to New York, so that cheap child labor is still available for Mugatu's fashion producing. By brainwashing Zoolander, Mugatu and his evil associate Katinka create a dumb and willing killer to do the job. Only in Time Magazine journalist Matilda suspicion arises slowly, and she tries to stop Derek.

Mama’s dua sen : Haha, banned in Malaysia, sbb potray PM mcm Ho Chi Minh, (PRESIDENT of Malaysia to be exact), Stiller, pls do your homework. Or create a new, fictional country altogether. Aaahh, nyampahnya tgk dua himbos ni, Stiller ngan muncung angsanya, dan Wilson (albeit sexy), is a no-brainer. But then, they conned me into watching this flick over and over again. Just like the models showdown (with Beat It on the background)…Love it !

Mama bagi *** ½ / *****.

Dodgeball : A True Underdog Story (2004)

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(Frat-packers - VV, BS) Peter LaFleur is a charismatic underachiever and proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe's. The facility's ecclectic clientele of decidedly less-than-average Joes. Peter's humble gym catches the eye of White Goodman, the power-mullet-sporting, egomaniacal owner of Globo Gym, a gleaming monolith of fitness. White intends to take over Average Joe's, and Peter's non-existent bookkeeping is making it all too easy for him. A foreclosing bank has stationed attorney Kate Veatch inside Average Joe's to finalize Globo's takeover of the gym. But Peter win her over and Kate joins his team of social rejects to beat the odds--and their own ineptitude--to try to save Average Joe's. How? A showdown dodgeball competition against Globo Gym.

Mama’s dua sen : THE movie that makes me fall in love with VV, with his boyish charm and average joe image. Kelakar, and full of silly quote (as always). In fact, this is the very first DVD yg aku beli lepas beli DVD player. Haha, don’t forget to check out White Goodman’s way of staying slim…

Mama bagi : **** / *****


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Zack, kat Malaysia sekarang ni dah banyak filem dalam VCD/DVD ke? Yang ori punya. Bukan cetak rompak.

Jeles pula tengok si Zack ni.. asyik tengok filem memanjang. Banyaknya masa! :)
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Rem, mmg banyak. Kalau kau nak cari, aku cadangkan kau buat senaman jari dulu, hahahhh.

Banyak masa? Rem, aku watch DVD sambil lipat atau iron kain baju (aku + hubby + anak) atau kopek bawang atau pipilkan lada utk buat home-made cili boh atau basuh baju (aku guna mesin basuh semi-auto). Itu sbb aku tgk DVD, bukan tgk wayang.
baru tgk zoolander last month - gotta be the funniest movie i've ever watched !

but i've never seen any vince vaughn movie lagi
Minah blur, methinks Dodgeball lagi kelakar ! Esp. masa dodgeball tournament tuh ..
Zack, tak buat iklan pasal projek Gila si Afdlin ka? Jum la kita ramai-ramai promosi Fuuyo. It's sad that great songs with high quality of production cam tu.. go unnoticed and unheard. Saya sudah muak dengan industri muzik kita yang penuh dengan lagu 'lewah-lewah'. Melankolik betul, mengalahkan lagu Hindustan yang dikacuk dengan lagu-lagu dangdut kaki-lima (saya bukan anti lagu-lagu gini, of course ada juga lagu dangdut yang berkualiti - when it's tastefully done, dan bukan hanya mabuk mahu memenuhi tuntutan komersial). Alamak.. ni ceramah ka apa nih? Merapik pula dah..
Zack : pasai nama jepon tu kan, aku cuba dengan nama aku tiga empat kali, dan setiap kali aku dapat nama jepun yang berbeza, walaupun nama melayu aku masih sama...
Rem, korang je lah buat promo pasal Afdlin tu. Aku penyokong setia dangdut, kira penaung Kelab Dangdut Semenanjung M'sia la ni. Presidennya Sheeda (MILF!). Sdg dalam perancangan mengambil Inul Daratista menjadi ahli bersekutu, sbb artis2 dangdut M'sia dah banyak beralih ke irama mainstream (irama padang pasir misalnya...) Best siot layan dangdut skali sekala - Memori Daun Pisang, Secangkir Madu Merah, Kopi Dangdut, etc. Pergh ! 180 darjah beb !

En Ayah, I think la, you ni ada multiple personalities la, sbb tu , mungkin berbeza. N’way, dah pilih bishuoju/ bishonen? Ejaan ada tukar ? Maybe pasal tu le ada difference kot.
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