October 30, 2008

Kuwaiti TV figures’ original nationalties

Posted in celebrities, funny, kuwait, Music, TV at 5:02 pm by Salah

Here is a fun post I found online on one of the forums. Even though the statements seems so true, it did not come from a credible source.

جناسي ممثلين و ممثلات الكويت, و لكن المعلومات ليست مصدقة و قد تكون غير صحيحة. الا ان بعض المعلومات انا شخصيا سمعت عنها كثيرا الى حد اني صدقتها, مثل بو شهري جنسيته ايراني.

تفضلوا: Read the rest of this entry »

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September 2, 2008

Anime, kicked off by “Death Note”

Posted in Anime, Blogroll, occasions, personal, review, TV at 3:51 am by Salah

So the first day of Ramadan wasn’t that bad, but hunger really got to me because I didn’t eat suhoor. Although it is Monday, we were safe from experiencing school on a first day Ramadan; yes I’ll be in school for the rest of Ramadan, but the first day of Ramadan was better with no school.

Setting school-work aside, I have been playing video games lately a lot, specifically GTA IV and COD4. Also, lately I’ve been really into anime.

I started liking anime after watching “Death Note,” which I randomly decided to watch and it turned to be one of the best things I watched whether it was a movie, TV shows or anything else.

So I downloaded other anime hoping it would be as good. The anime I downloaded are:

  • Ghost in shell
  • Blood: The last vampire
  • Ah my Goddess
  • Full metal panic

I watched “Ghost in shell” and it was very good, but it’s one of those stories that need a good attention or you’ll get really lost. You could get the basic idea of the story and it would make the movie watchable, but you’ll not enjoy it as much as if you understood it well.

Now “Blood: the last vampire” seems like one hell of an anime. I watched the first few minutes of it, and it couldn’t tempt me more to watch the whole thing. The graphics are cool and, for me, it’s something new making it a bit different than a normal anime.

I’m still wondering how I am going to watch “Full metal panic,” because it is in Japanese and no subtitles. So, until I find a way to add subtitles in it, I’ll wait before watching it.

This is like a new path that I’m taking by watching anime. It feels good to know that you have an interest in something new and you know that there is a whole world of this thing you are interested in.

One of the other main reasons why I am watching anime right now is a blog I read constantly. The blogger is a big fan of anime and he has a huge segment in his blog for the anime he watches. I recommend that you visit his blog and check the anime he watched and reviewed. I check his blog if I wanted to look up good anime. You can do so here.

February 21, 2008

Kuwait’s ministry of information is back online

Posted in Internet, kuwait, Music, news, review, services, TV at 11:58 am by Salah

For a while now the MOI website of Kuwait was down for some adjustment I think. Now they are back in a very good shape.

I used to go to this website all the time, especially when I first came to the U.S. Even though Kuwait channels aren’t that interesting, you might want to take a peek at it.

The old website was boring, and didn’t have enough links and stuff. Now the website is filled with links and websites related to the TV and broadcasting, magazines, newspapers, radio stations and many other things. So even if you don’t want to watch KTV, you can find links for other stations like AL-RAI TV.

http://www.moinfo.gov.kw/index.html

It’s worth a visit.

(pic taken from moayed)

February 7, 2008

2nd episode LOST season 4

Posted in personal, TV at 10:52 am by Salah

Tonight they are airing the 2nd episode of season 4 LOST, and I can’t wait to watch it. I hate it when I have to wait for one episode every week. I used to watch the whole three seasons on DVD so I got to watch as many episodes as I like one after another.

What’s keeping me chill about it is that I have 24 season 5 and six on DVD and this is the show that’s taking over my life right now. I don’t even want to think about what would I do after finishing 24.

 Update: I just heard that LOST season 4 has only 7 episodes left!

Thanks Angelo.

February 6, 2008

10 items or less

Posted in personal, review, TV, USA at 11:42 am by Salah

 

I have been watching some episodes of “10 items or less” season two, and I think the show is ok. The reason I am saying the show is ok is because the first time I watched an episode for the show, I hated it a lot. I just couldn’t find the episode funny, but I thought that I might find it so when I watch more episodes. It happened to me a lot that I watch one episode of some show and I hate it, but then I start liking it when I keep watching the episodes. I think that what makes a show good is when you get to know the characters well enough.

That’s why now I am finding “10 items or less” a little bit more amusing than before. It still didn’t get me to the point where I want to keep up with every single episode.

So far the characters that I understood are:

Leslie, who is the manager and the owner of the grocery store where most of the show takes place.

I think that’s all what I got so far.

February 3, 2008

Yahoo publishes “15 worst movie lines ever”

Posted in celebrities, funny, movies, TV tagged , , at 7:40 pm by Salah

So do you think you’ve noticed how bad these lines when you saw the movies?

I personally don’t see what is silly about some of the bad lines mentioned below. However, there are some of the lines that you really can’t help thinking how stupid it was.

THE MOVIE: Notting Hill (1999)

THE SCENE: Famous Hollywood actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is attempting to convince bookish William (Hugh Grant) to give her another chance.
THE LINE: ”I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Read the rest of this entry »

February 1, 2008

LOST season four premiere

Posted in celebrities, news, review, TV tagged , , , , , , , , , at 12:40 pm by Salah

Many people think that they are not interested in this show, and they think to themselves what is different about this drama show than any other show that has ever been made in history? Well, if you want one reason to kick your interest up a notch then read this:

LOST pilot episode premiered on September 22, 2004. As for the cost of the pilot episode, it was “the most expensive pilot in television history,[1] primarily due to the expense of purchasing, shipping, and dressing the actual decommissioned aircraft body used to represent the wreckage. It cost between $10 and $14 million.[2] Both parts of the pilot earned high ratings, and the episode would later win many awards.” (wikipedia.com)

Yesterday, Thursday January 31, was the day of the premiere for season four of the famous show LOST. The show was aired on ABC channel with an hour of a recap for the past seasons, and then the first episode of season four. The name of the episode was greatly chosen, and it was “the beginning of the end.”

If you have been watching LOST from the beginning then you already know how the episode works with all the flashbacks and then back to current. However, you would also know that the last episode of LOST season three started a back-flip with using flash-forwards instead of the flashbacks.

The new season continues with the flash-forwards and continues also with the current situation on the island. But this time LOST is going rapid with the action. You will notice how they are losing the slow-style they used to have on the previous episodes. Nevertheless, you will not lose the beautiful sense of LOST that kept you wanting to know what the hell is going on.

If you didn’t watch LOST before, then this is your perfect time to watch it, because this season is the season finale.

Update: season four is not the season finale, but season six is. Thanks Spicy Pepper.

 

January 28, 2008

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Posted in celebrities, movies, Music, news, occasions, TV tagged , , , , , at 12:42 pm by Salah

Yesterday TBS aired the Screen Actors Guild Awards for 2008.

I was so interested to watch the ceremony because there were many actors and actresses that I like. Of course my DVR screwed me up by not recording the whole thing, but I got to watch some of the main things that I wanted to watch. There were shows and people that I never knew before or didn’t know them very well, and there were my favorite actors and shows. So my judgments is only based on my own knowledge and perceptions.

I was disappointed to see Steve Carell lose the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series award” to Alec Baldwin,’30 Rock.’

However, “The Office” team won the “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” The strange thing is that the spokesperson the chose for the award was Jenna Fischer (Pam). It should have been Steve Carell (Michael). Well, she wasn’t bad anyway.

You can check out the whole award news and winning list and more on this [link].

January 26, 2008

White Noise

Posted in celebrities, movies, personal, review, TV at 3:46 pm by Salah

I watched the movie that I always wanted to watch, White Noise. Every time I see it on TV or on the shelves of Blockbuster I get eager to watch, but in the same time not very confident that it will be satisfying. At first I thought the movie was made around 1996 or something because I never knew that Geoffrey Sax Michael Keaton did a movie recently. The movie turned to be a 2005 movie.

After I came back from the movies for “Meet the Spartans,” which is one hell of a crappy movie that will have its own post, I sat down and watched “White Noise.”

I can sum up the whole thing by telling you that I was very satisfied for watching this movie, and as usual, Geoffrey Sax Michael Keaton did not disappoint at all.

This movie is about contacting the dead and receiving messages from them (one of my extreme interests). As Geoffrey’s Michael’s wife dies from a car accident, a guy shows up and tells Geoffrey that he has been in contact with his dead wife.

If I keep talking about the story I might spoil it. However, this little part that I mentioned is what made eager to watch the movie. I promise you, if you love these kinds of stories and movies, you will love White Noise. Oh by the way, this whole contacting the dead is something true and the movie mentions some things about it in real life.

At first I had The Exorcism of Emily Rose as the only scariest movie I have ever watched, and now White Noise comes in second.

Watch it!

November 8, 2007

Blu-ray on my screen

Posted in electronics, kuwait, personal, review, services, TV, USA, video games at 9:43 am by Salah

Picture taken from http://www.gearcritech.com

At last I rented a Blu-ray movie, watched it, and experienced the whole thing. The whole experience was beautiful, amazing, and worth every penny for the TV, PS3, and home theater.

I went to Blockbuster to look for a Blu-ray movie that is filled with graphics and cool stuff so that I can get all the juice out of the system and screen. At first I had Fantastic 4 in my mind because I knew that it was available in the store. Nevertheless, there was Spider-man 3! I knew that Spider-man was out on DVD but I also knew that it’s going to be out of stock for a while. It was the only one DVD available in store. I picked it up and I also got Pearl Harbor.

I have to say that Spider-man is worth buying if you want to buy a Blu-ray movie. The fights between spider-man and the other bad guys was breath taking.

What I am getting at is that the Blu-ray is one hell of a picture and experience. If you you want to invest your money in home entertainment, then aim for Blu-ray. The only problem is that in Kuwait Blu-ray is kind of expensive, but prices will drop soon.

How much is a PS3 now in Kuwait anyway?

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