Friday, May 30, 2008


The Pevensie children finally get to return to Narnia only to find out that over 1,300 years have passed in the magical land and everything and everyone they knew about it is dead and buried. The kingdom is now presided over by the despicable King Miraz (Sergio Castellitto) who rules with an iron fist. So, Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan (Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell) must return the displaced Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) back to Narnia's throne to bring peace to the world again.

Cast Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Eddie Izzard (more)

Director(s) Andrew Adamson

Writer(s) Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Status In theaters (wide)

Genre(s) Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Release Date May 16, 2008

Running Time 144 minutes

MPAA Rating PG - for epic battle action and violence

Web Site Official Site for The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The fresh Indiana Jones adventure begins in the desert Southwest in 1957 – the height of the Cold War. Indy and his sidekick Mac (Ray Winstone) have barely escaped a conclusion scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield.

Now, Professor Jones has reimbursed home to Marshall College – only to find conditions have gone from bad to worse. His finishing friend and dean of the college (Jim Broadbent) explains that Indy’s latest activities have made him the object of suspicion, and that the authorities has put pressure on the university to fire him. On his way out of town, Indiana meets rebellious young Mutt (Shia LaBeouf), who carries both a grudge and a proposition for the adventurous archaeologist: If he’ll windfall Mutt on a aspiration with deeply personal stakes, Indy could very good make one of the numerous spectacular archaeological finds in history – the Crystal Skull of Akator, a renowned object of fascination, superstition and fear.

But as Indy and Mutt set out for the multiple remote corners of Peru – a side yards of ancient tombs, forgotten explorers and a imaginary city of gold – they quickly come to find properties are not alone in their search. The Soviet agents are in addition hot on the trail of the Crystal Skull. Chief with them is icy cold, devastatingly beautiful Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett), whose elite military unit is scouring the globe for the eerie Crystal Skull, which they believe can let the Soviets dominate the world ... if they can unlock its secrets.

Indy and Mutt are required to find a way to evade the ruthless Soviets, copy an impenetrable trail of mystery, grapple with enemies and friends of questionable motives, and, above all, stop the powerful Crystal Skull from diminishing into the deadliest of hands.

Starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Ray Winstone, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Running Time - 2:00
Genre - Action/Adventure
Opened in Theaters - Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ayat Ayat Cinta

The Islamic romance film “Ayat Ayat Cinta”, political Islam, and pesantren prodigies.

The wildly popular novel by Habiburrahman El-Shirazy , and now film, Ayat Ayat Cinta (Love Verses), tells the story of young handsome Fahri bin Abdullah Shiddiq (played by Fedi Nuril), an Indonesian student attending Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, who attracts beautiful young women left, right, and centre, four of them in fact:

  • Nurul (played by Melanie Putria), also an Indonesian in Egypt, the daughter of an important East Java kyai.
  • Noura (Zaskia Adya Mecca), an ungrateful Egyptian girl (Fahri saves her life but she betrays him later).
  • Maria (Carissa Putri) a Coptic Christian living next door to Fahri, who inexplicably converts to Islam at the end of the film.
  • Aisha (Rianti Cartwright), from a wealthy German-Arab family.

In the end Fahri plumps for the rich girl Aisha and they no doubt live happily ever after.

Ayat Ayat Cinta
Ayat Ayat Cinta.

The book and film have been taken up by some on the Islamist side of politics, including parliament chairman Hidayat Nur Wahid of the PKS, who on 7th March met with some of the cast and crew of the film. Hidayat said he hadn’t seen the film, and he hoped there was no violence or pornography in it, but he had read the book and liked it.

Ayat Ayat Cinta novel
Ayat Ayat Cinta novel.

Hidayat said the book’s author, Habiburrahman El-Shiraz, was a good example of a new generation of writers who had attended Islamic boarding schools (pesantren) and who could bring Islamic teachings to the masses. [2]

Separately Habiburrahman himself, usually called Kang Abik, 32 years old, says he wants people to know that pesantren schools don’t just teach religion but universal subjects as well.

Habiburrahman El-Shirazy
Habiburrahman El-Shirazy

He has three more Islamic novels due out soon, Langit Mekah Berwarna Merah (Red Sky of Mecca), Bidadari Bermata Bening (Radiant Eyed Angel), and Bulan Madu di Yerussalem (Honeymoon in Jerusalem).

Ayat-Ayat Cinta Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Dark Night Thriller

This the sequel of The Batman Begin movies and was produce by WannerBros Film. Thos film estimate will be release on July 18.

List of Actor
Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne/Batman
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Rachel Dawes
Heath Ledger - The Joker
Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth
Gary Oldman - Lt. James Gordon
Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox
Aaron Eckhart - Harvey Dent/Two Face
Eric Roberts - Salvatore Maroni
Nestor Carbonell - Mayor Robert Garcia
Nathan Gamble - James Gordon, Jr.
Monique Curnen
Anthony Michael Hall Reese
Melinda McGraw Barbara Gordon
Michael Jai White Gamble
William Fichtner
Beatrice Rosen
Joshua Harto

With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as the Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces the Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

Add. info:
Also Known As:
Batman Begins Sequel
The Dark Knight
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Action/Adventure, Crime/Gangster, Adaptation and Sequel
Release Date: July 18th, 2008 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Warner Bros. Pictures
Co-Financier: Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Filming Locations:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Los Angeles, California USA
Hong Kong, China
London, England UK
Produced in: United States