Monday, April 20, 2009

Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack

Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Album:
Released: 8 July 2008
Genre: Pop
Label: Decca Records (US), Polydor Records

Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring the Songs of ABBA is the soundtrack album for the 2008 Universal Pictures musical film Mamma Mia!, based on the stage musical of the same name. It features performances by the film's cast including Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Dominic Cooper, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Ashley Lilley, and Rachel McDowall It has been nominated for the Grammy Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Track listing
# Title (Length)
01. "Honey, Honey" - Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall (3:07)
02. "Money, Money, Money" - Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski (3:06)
03. "Mamma Mia" - Meryl Streep (3:34)
04. "Dancing Queen" - Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski (4:04)
05. "Our Last Summer" - Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried (2:57)
06. "Lay All Your Love on Me" - Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried (4:29)
07. "Super Trouper" - Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski (3:53)
08. "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" - Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Lilley & Rachel McDowall (3:51)
09. "The Name of the Game" - Amanda Seyfried (4:55)
10. "Voulez-Vous" - Full Cast, Philip Michael, Christie Baranski, Julie Walters & Stellan Skarsgård (4:35)
11. "SOS" - Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep (3:19)
12. "Does Your Mother Know" - Christine Baranski & Philip Michael (3:01)
13. "Slipping Through My Fingers" - Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried (3:50)
14. "The Winner Takes It All" - Meryl Streep (4:57)
15. "When All Is Said and Done" - Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep (3:17)
16. "Take a Chance on Me" - Julie Walters, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Philip Michael & Christine Baranski (4:01)
17. "I Have a Dream"/"Thank You for the Music" - Amanda Seyfried (8:37)

Rating: 5 / 5

Friday, April 17, 2009

No Line on the Horizon ( U2 )

No Line on the Horizon Album:
Released: 27 February 2009
Genre: Rock
Length: 53:44
Label: Interscope

No Line on the Horizon is the twelfth studio album by Irish rock band U2, released on 27 February 2009. The album is U2's first since 2004's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the longest gap between studio albums in the band's career. The material was originally intended to be released as two EPs, titled Daylight and Darkness, but the band later decided to combine them into one album.

U2 began work on a new studio album in 2006 with Rick Rubin but later decided to shelve most of the material from those sessions. The band collaborated with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois from June 2007–December 2008 for the album, allowing them to be involved in the songwriting process. Writing and recording for the album took place in four different cities. The album was planned for release in November 2008, but the band had written approximately 50–60 songs and wished to continue writing.

Prior to release, the band indicated that their collaborations with Eno and Lanois, as well as the brief time they spent in Fez, Morocco, resulted in a record more experimental than their previous two albums. Upon release, No Line on the Horizon received generally favourable reviews from critics, although many noted the album was not as experimental as previously suggested. The band has indicated plans to release a follow-up record entitled Songs of Ascent sometime in 2009 or 2010. U2 will be supporting No Line on the Horizon with the U2 360° Tour.

Track listing
# Title (Length)
1. "No Line on the Horizon" (4:12)
2. "Magnificent" (5:24)
3. "Moment of Surrender" (7:24)
4. "Unknown Caller" (6:03)
5. "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" (4:14)
6. "Get on Your Boots" (3:25)
7. "Stand Up Comedy" (3:50)
8. "Fez – Being Born" (5:17)
9. "White as Snow" (4:41)
10. "Breathe" (5:00)
11. "Cedars of Lebanon" (4:13)

A Contest for U2
Thanks to Universal Music, AMBP have 10 copies of the album to give away, with a U2 T-shirt each to go with them. Now, once again, how awesomely giving are we? ;-)

1) Answer this question:
What's the name of U2's twelfth studio album?
b) No Line on the Horizon

2) Post up this pic:
Picture located at the top of the post

3) Write something - anything! - about U2.

U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion).

The band formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. By the mid-1980s, the band had become a top international act, noted for their anthemic sound, Bono's impassioned vocals, and The Edge's textural guitar playing. Their success as a live act was greater than their success at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars," according to Rolling Stone. U2 responded to the dance and alternative rock revolutions and their own sense of musical stagnation by reinventing themselves with their 1991 album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour. Similar experimentation continued for the rest of the 1990s. Since 2000, U2 pursued a more conventional rock sound that retains the influence of their previous musical explorations.


Passengers Movie:
Directed by: Rodrigo Garcia
Produced by: Joseph Drake
Written by: Ronnie Christensen
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, Clea DuVall
Music by: Ed Shearmur
Cinematography: Igor Jadue-Lillo
Editing by: Thom Noble
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures
Release date: 16 Apr 2009 (Malaysia)
Language: English

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. The survivors’ recollections of the incident appear to be at odds with the airline’s official explanation. While Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire is determined to uncover the truth, no matter what are the consequences. She becomes suspicious of Eric and decides to investigate the situation herself.

Passengers Caption Contest
Caption the image of your choice. Be as dramatic, or quirky, or silly as you want to be; first 30 AMBP members to caption something that actually makes sense, end up with an open double pass to the movie. Oh, and keep it clean!

Caption: "Together they're a perfect pair, wonderful wall painting flair."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code Movie:
Directed by: Ron Howard
Produced by: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, John Calley
Screenplay written by: Akiva Goldsman
Novel written by: Dan Brown
Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow
Music by: Hans Zimmer
Cinematography: Salvatore Totino
Editing by: Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures
Release date: 18 May 2006 (Malaysia)
Language: English

Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning director and writer of A Beautiful Mind, reunite to bring Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, one of the most popular and controversial novels of our time, to the big screen with a cast headed by two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Sir Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina and Jean Reno.

Produced by Oscar-winner Brian Grazer and John Calley, The Da Vinci Code begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma.

Langdon's usually sharp blue eyes looked hazy and drawn tonight. A dark stubble was shrouding his strong jaw and dimpled chin. Around his temples, the grey highlights were advancing, making their way deeper into his thicket of coarse black hair. Although his female colleagues insisted the gray only accentuated his bookish appeal, Langdon knew better. "If Boston Magazine could see me now," he thought. Last month, much to Langdon's embarrassment, Boston Magazine had listed him as one of that city's top ten most intriguing people -- a dubious honor that made him the brunt of endless ribbing by his Harvard colleagues.

At thirty-two years old, she had a dogged determination that bordered on obstinate. Her eager espousal of Britain's new crytologic methodology continually exasperated the veteran French cryptographers above her.

Despite the aluminium braces on his legs, he carried himself with a resilient, vertical dignity that seemed more a byproduct of noble ancestry than any kind of conscious effort.

Manuel Aringarosa had packed a small travel bag and dressed in a traditional black cassock. Normally, he would have wrapped a purple cincture around his waist, but tonight he would be traveling among the public, and he preferred not to draw attention to his high office. Only those with an erudite eye would notice his 14 karat gold Bishop's ring with purple amethyst, large diamonds, and hand-tooled mitre-Crozier applique.

Captain Bezu Fache carried himself like an angry ox, with his wide shoulders thrown back and his chin tucked hard into his chest. His dark hair was slicked back with oil, accentuating an arrow-like widow's peak that divided his jutting brow and preceded him like the prow of a battleship. As he advanced, his dark eyes seemed to scorch the earth before him, radiating a fiery clarity that forecast his reputation for unblinking severity in all matters.

He was broad and tall, with ghost pale skin and thinning white hair. His irises were pink with dark red pupils. The spiked cilice belt that he wore around his thigh cut into his flesh, and yet his soul sang with satisfaction of service to the Lord. Pain is good.

The blade or pyramid is the alchemical symbol for fire. It also symbolizes masculinity and in combination with its complement shape the chalice, the blade forms the Star of David or Solomon's Seal. The blade is also an equilateral triangle, a symbol of the Christian trinity.

The chalice symbol alludes to the specific cup that held Christ's wine during the Last Supper, the selfsame Holy Grail which became the point of Sir Galahad's quest. The chalice, an inverted pyramid, is also the alchemical symbol for water.

The ankh character is an Egyptian hieroglyph for the word "life" and was often found in tomb paintings near representations of immortal deities and fertility goddesses. Egyptians carried the symbol as a good luck charm and protective talisman.

Greek Cross
Unlike the more commonly-known Latin cross, the Greek cross has arms of equal length, signifying perfection or balance. This symbol is also associated with the four points of the compass, the four alchemical elements, the positive sign and the symbol for addition. It appears on the Greek and Swiss flags, and a red version of the Greek Cross is the symbol for the Red Cross organization.

The symbol of the fleur-de-lis or "lily flower" is mostly associated with the coat of arms of French monarchs, starting in the 12th century. It can be found earlier on Assyrian jewelry and then Greek, Roman and Celtic coins as a general symbol for royalty.

One of the most widely recognized symbols in the world, the cross is a symbol for Christianity itself and the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. There are many variants of the cross. Shaped like the capital letter T, the first Tau cross is modeled after the wooden cross the Romans used to crucify Christ.

Angels & Demons (The Sequel to The Da Vinci Code!)

Angels & Demons Movie:
Directed by: Ron Howard
Produced by: Brian Grazer, John Calley
Screenplay written by: David Koepp, Akiva Goldsman
Novel written by: Dan Brown
Starring: Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor
Music by: Hans Zimmer
Cinematography: Salvatore Totino
Editing by: Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
Studio: Imagine Entertainment
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures
Preceded by: The Da Vinci Code
Release date: 14 May 2009 (Malaysia)
Language: English

The team behind the global phenomenon The Da Vinci Code returns for the highly anticipated Angels & Demons, based upon the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard religious expert Robert Langdon, who once again finds that forces with ancient roots are willing to stop at nothing, even murder, to advance their goals. Ron Howard again directs the film, which is produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, and John Calley. The screenplay is by David Koepp and Akiva Goldsman.

When Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization in history - he also faces a deadly threat to the existence of the secret organization's most despised enemy: the Catholic Church. When Langdon learns that the clock is ticking on an unstoppable Illuminati time bomb, he jets to Rome, where he joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and enigmatic Italian scientist. Embarking on a nonstop, action-packed hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra will follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that mark the Vatican's only hope for survival.

~ Clashes of faith vs science as we journey to unravel the mysteries of the secret Illuminati alliance, beware the violence of silence... ~

Ambigram: angels & demons

Ambigram: illuminati

Ambigram: earth, air, fire, water

Ambigram: illuminati diamond


Symbols are language. While most symbols are designed to be easily identified, they can often hold a much deeper meaning. To some gifted Renaissance masters, symbols weren't used just to convey messages, but to hide them. Fearing religious retribution from the powerful Catholic Church, these intellectuals displayed messages within their art and architecture.

Harward symbologist Professor Robert Langdon has petitioned the Vatican numerous times for access to their extensive collection of historical documents and each time his request has been denied. Further, Langdon's recent involvement in high profile Church "mysteries" regarding the true origins of Christ's lineage have not endeared him to the Vatican. However, in the Vatican's true time of need, Langdon may be the only one who can unravel this Illuminati mystery.

Built by Illuminati masters, the Path of Illumination is said to describe an ancient path through Rome leading to the Church of Illumination, a safe haven where Illuminati scientists and other intellectuals could gather without fear of persecution by the Church.


Vatican City has existed as a recognized city-state since the 1929. However, its roots in Christianity date back to the apostle Peter in the first century A.D. The city-state is ruled by an elected monarch, the Pope, who acts not only as the leader of Vatican City's 900 citizens, but as the spiritual guide for more than one billion Catholics worlwide.

Fifteen days after the death of the Pope, Cardinals from across the globe convene in Vatican City for the sacred process of papal election called conclave. Conclave begins when the College of Cardinals lock themselves in the Sistine Chapel and sealing the doors behind them. After prayer and discussion, the cardinals cast their votes and do not break the seal on the doors again until a new Pope has been elected.

Sometimes the decision can be reached in a matter of hours. Other times, the process can take days or weeks. After each round of voting, the ballots are burned to signal to those waiting outside the conclave's progress. Black smoke means a decision is still pending. White smoke means a new Pope has been elected.

The Camerlengo is the Pope's chamberlain and responsible for overseeing administrative matters and fiscal responsibilities for the Holy See. And at the time of the Pope's death, the Camerlengo supervises the Pope's funeral.

During this mourning period, normally a time of prayer and reflection, the Camerlengo is in charge of the office of the Pope. But when news of the Illuminati's return reaches Vatican City, the Camerlengo must take matters into his own hands to protect the Church.

The Pontifical Swiss Guard has served the Pope and Vatican City for more than 500 years. Dressed in brightly colored Renaissance-themed uniforms, the Swiss Guard stand out, even in crowded St. Peter's Square. But discretion isn't a concern for the Vatican bodyguards. Expertly trained, members serve a higher calling: the protection of the Pope.

Members must be single, Catholic men with Swiss citizenship, and be taller than 5'8". For much of the twentieth century, the Swiss Guard was largely ceremonial. But since the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981, there has been a greater emphasis on military and security training, which they will need when the Illuminati reappear and threaten Vatican City.


For decades, antimatter was just a theory posed by particle physicists to explain "inconsistencies" in the universe. Skeptics ignored the idea, accusing its supporters of changing the laws of the universe to explain their own scientific methods. All of that changed when scientist Vittoria Vetra created the first controlled samples of antimatter in her lab.

With her life's work being used as a weapon, she must now race to prevent a catastrophe at the Vatican.

The Path of Illumination is comprised of four landmarks with hidden markers that lead followers to the next stop along the path. At the end of the Path is the Church of Illumination, secret meeting place of the Illuminati. These markers represent the four Altars of Science: earth, air, fire and water.

Based near Geneva, CERN is one of the world's premiere scientific research laboratories. Created in 1954, it houses the world's largest particle physics facility where scientists and engineers seek to understand the Laws of Nature.

CERN grabbed headlines in September 2008 with the first tests of its Large Hadron Collider, an underground tunnel spanning more than 17 miles under Switzerland and France. Once fully operational, CERN will be able to replicate the moment of Creation or what's referred to as the "big bang". While proponents of CERN see this research as an opportunity for scientific advancement, many religious groups have condemned the lab of "playing God".


Shrouded in mystery for nearly 500 years, The Illuminati began in the 1600's as a secret society of scientists, artists, architects and doctors whose theories and discoveries put them at odds with the dominant Catholic Church. For fear of persecution, members of the Illuminati, which means "enlightened ones", meet in secret while publicly growing in influence and stature by quietly infiltrating governments and major institutions.

The forces of science and faith clashed in the 17th century when astronomer Galileo Galilei declared his findings that the sun, not the earth, is at the center of the galaxy. Church leaders scoffed at his blasphemous claims that God would design a universe without man at the center.

Galileo's discoveries and the theories of other scientists created friction between Vatican City and the scientific community. As a warning to others, the church apprehended four scientists and branded them on the chest with the symbol of the cross to "purge them of their sins" before publicly executing them. Despite significant strides toward reconciliation, the Illuminati never forgot the actions or message of that day.

We will destroy your four pillars,
We will brand your preferiti and sacrifice them on the altars of science,
Then bring your church down upon you, Vatican City will be consumed by light,
A shining star at the end of the Path of Illumination.

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Advertlets Presents a Special Screening Of Angels & Demons (The Sequel to The Da Vinci Code!)
This May, Advertlets brings you one of the most anticipated movies of the year - the sequel to The Da Vinci Code - Angels & Demons. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. He is shocked to find proof that the legendary secret society, the Illuminati – dedicated since the time of Galileo to promoting the interests of science and condemning the faith of Catholicism – is alive, well, and murderously active.

Angels & Demons Movie Details:
Genre – Thriller
Cast – Tom Hanks, Ewan McGregor,
Ayelet Zurer
Director – Ron Howard
Based on the bestseller by Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code)

Screening Details

Movie: Angels and Demons
Media: Advertlets
Date: 12th May (Thurs)
Time: 8.30pm (Ticket Collection)
Venue: Cathay Cineplex Damansara
Hall: 9 (200 seats)

* Yes, you get to watch it TWO days before the world premiere! Please note that security checks may be enforced and you may need to keep your handphone/cameras in storage before entering the movie hall.

How Do I Get Tickets?
A pair of tickets each (that’s two tickets) would be given to the first 75 Bloggers who write a post up in their site how badly they want to watch Angels and Demons before everyone else! The written post MUST link to this post. 25 Tickets are reserved for Advertlets Titan bloggers & guests.

That’s Not All…What Awaits the Blogger Of The Best Blog Post?
The Grand Prize of Sony Cyber-shot™ Skinny-T worth RM 1299 (excellent for camwhoring) to be given away for the blogger with the best page entry (blog page) which encompasses all the ambigrams from the movie: Earth, Air, Water, Fire and the Illuminati Diamond. The best entry would be based on the highest number of votes from their blog readers. And of course, the best entry wins the camera and the limited edition long sleeve shirts! You can download the ambigrams (get both!).

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The Prizes

Grand Prize:
1 x Sony Cyber-shot™ Skinny-T worth RM 1299
1 x Limited Edition Angels and Demons Long Sleeve shirts for Him and Her worth RM 600 each

Door Gift (everyone who attends the screening gets these!)
200 x Limited Edition Angels and Demons Ambigram Tattoos worth RM 10 each

Terms & Conditions / Eligibility
- Bloggers must be registered Advertlets Bloggers serving Advertlets ads throughout the duration of the contest in order to win the Grand Prize.
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- The Grand Prize winner will be presented the prize at the screening itself. If the Grand Prize winner is not present at the screening, the prize will be given to the Blogger who has the second highest number of votes.
- Contest ends 12PM, 10 May 2009. No comments after that date and time will be counted into the tally.
- The winner will be contacted via e-mail.

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