Thursday, December 29, 2005

Kids In Grade School Think Fast

TEACHER: Why are you late?
WEBSTER: Because of the sign.
TEACHER: What sign
WEBSTER: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."

TEACHER: Cindy, why are you doing your mathmultiplication on the floor?
CINDY: You told me to do it without using tables!

TEACHER: John, how do you spell "crocodile?"
JOHN: K-R-O-K-O-D-A-I-L"
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
JOHN: Maybe it's wrong, but you asked me how I spell it!

TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water?
SARAH: H I J K L M N O!!
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
SARAH: Yesterday you said it's H to O!

TEACHER: George, go to the map and find North America.
GEORGE: Here it is!
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS: George!

TEACHER: Willie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
WILLIE: Me!

TEACHER: Tommy, why do you always get so dirty?
TOMMY: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.

TEACHER: Ellen, give me a sentence starting with "I."
ELLEN: I is...
TEACHER: No, Ellen..... Always say, "I am."
ELLEN: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

TEACHER: "Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE?"
JOHNNY: "Sir, my Mother and Father got married on thesame day, same time."

TEACHER: "George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted doing it. Now do you know why his father didn't punish him?"
JOHNNY: "Because George still had the axe in his hand."

TEACHER: Now, Sam, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SAM: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.

TEACHER: Desmond, your composition on "My Dog" is exactly the same as your brother's. Did you copy his?
DESMOND: No, teacher, it's the same dog!

TEACHER: What do you call a person who keeps ontalking when people are no longer interested?
PUPIL: A teacher.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

King Kong (2005) Review

I watched King Kong (2005) in IMAX cinema and this is my opinion:

Good:
1. Great Computer-generated imagery (CGI). Worthy for best visual effect Oscar. King kong and T-rex look real.
2. It is a advanture, romance, thriller and action movie.
3. Insect attack scene was sick to watch.
4. Audience can feel the relationship between King kong and Ann. The emotion that the actors portrayed really got to everyone in the theater.
5. New York city looks real and quite details with historical perspective of the 1930.
6. The battle between king kong and T-rex was fun to watch.

Bad:
1. First hour is quite boring. This movie shouldn't be too long. It can be cut to two and a half hours.
2. This movie didn't show how they transported King Kong from Skull Island to New York.
3. The plot was unbelievable. Carl Denham can't die and always lucky. Ann scream can be heard miles away. The entire crew of the ship leaves to rescue one woman, and more than half of them don’t come back!
4. Quite a number of characters manage to avoid being smushed by the dinosaur herd.
5. Repetition of ship scece sailing at the sea is awful to watch.

Overall rating: B+

Thursday, December 15, 2005

All-Time Worldwide Boxoffice

Top 20 for all time worldwide box office. (Revenue collected in US dollars)

1. Titanic (1997) $1,835,300,000
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $1,129,219,252
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $968,600,000
4. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) $922,379,000
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $921,600,000
6. Jurassic Park (1993) $919,700,000
7. Shrek 2 (2004) $880,871,036
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) $866,300,000
9. Finding Nemo (2003) $865,000,000
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $860,700,000
11. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) $847,762,555
12. Independence Day (1996) $811,200,000
13. Spider-Man (2002) $806,700,000
14. Star Wars (1977) $797,900,000
15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) $789,458,727
16. Spider-Man 2 (2004) $783,577,893
17. The Lion King (1994) $783,400,000
18. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $756,700,000
19. The Matrix Reloaded (2003) $735,600,000
20. Forrest Gump (1994) $679,400,000

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Narnia Review

I watched The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The
Wardrobe (2005) on 10th Dec. Below is my review about the film.

Good:
1. Christianity is told in a simple way. Aslan sacrifice = Jesus
sacrifice. The children are referred to as "sons of Adam" and
"daughters of Eve".
2. Aslan did look good and believable.
3. Narnia world looks great. Visuals are gorgeous, the music is
beautiful.
4. This film able to send clear message to its audience about
Christianity and C.S. Lewis story.
5. Sending moral message throughout the movie. Boy (Edmund) lies to
others to make his sister appear nuts so he can hide the secret of
Narnia. Boy betrays his own brother and sisters in hopes of power and
more sweets and puts their lives in jeopardy.

Bad:
1. In the beginning, I thought I was in the wrong cinema room.
2. Story line was usual. Good against evil.
3. The visual effect in fighting scene can be much better.

Overall rating: B

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