Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Movie Review : The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3 is a 2014 American ensemble action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone. It is a sequel to the 2012 action film The Expendables 2, and the third film in The Expendables film series. The film features returning cast members Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Additionally, Kellan Lutz,Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz, Robert Davi, Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford all join the cast. The story follows the mercenary group known as "The Expendables" as they come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), the Expendables' co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.

The Expendables led by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and formed by Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) and Toll Road (Randy Couture) extract former member Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes), a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison and recruit him to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who co-founded the Expendables, but later betrayed the team to profit off of illegal weapons dealing, and was since believed to be dead. In the ensuing firefight, the Expendables are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' men's advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.

Blaming himself, Ross leaves for Las Vegas, where he enlists retired mercenary Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer) to help him find younger, mercenaries to join the team. The recruits include ex-Marine John Smilee (Kellan Lutz), nightclub bouncer Luna (Ronda Rousey), computer expert Thorn (Glen Powell) and weapons expert Mars (Victor Ortiz). Skilled sharpshooter Galgo (Antonio Banderas) advocates to be included in the team, but Ross turns him down. The new team rendezvous with CIA operative Max Drummer (Harrison Ford), the Expendables' missions manager, and Ross' rival Trench Mauser (Arnold Schwarzenegger), who have traced Stonebanks to Romania, where he is set to make a deal with another arms trader. Ross and the new recruits infiltrate his office building and capture him in order to deliver him to Drummer, but Stonebanks' men catch up to them and fire a missile at the team's van. Ross is thrown into a ravine, while Smilee, Luna, Thorn and Mars are captured by Stonebanks.

Stonebanks sends Ross a video, challenging Ross to come after him. While preparing to leave, Ross is found by Galgo, and agrees to give him a chance. Christmas, Jensen, Road and Doc likewise join his efforts, and they raid the building where Stonebanks is keeping the recruits and rescue them. Stonebanks has rigged the place with explosives, but Thorn is able to use a battery-powered device to delay the countdown. Drummer and Mauser arrive to help them alongside retired member Yin Yang (Jet Li), and the team begrudingly works together to kill Stonebanks' men and destroy his weapons. Ross and Stonebanks fight hand-to-hand, and Ross finally kills him just as the batteries of Thorn's device run out and the entire building begins to collapse. The team makes it to Drummer's helicopter and flies away to safety.

Caesar recovers from his wounds, and Ross officially accepts Galgo, Smilee, Luna, Thorn and Mars into the team. They all get together at a bar to celebrate. (SOURCE)
Thank you TGV for the invitation and also movie ticket. Hope to see you guys again. I'm giving 5/5 rate for this movie. 

Till Next Entry.
Love, Asyik.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Food Review : La Risata

La Risata, meaning “the laughter”, are two lively restaurants in the suburbs of Ampang and Medan Damansara that have been serving some of the best Italian food in Kuala Lumpur since 1996. Well known for our good variety of authentic Italian dishes ranging from traditional wood-fired oven thin & crispy pizzas to pastas, meat and seafood dishes that exude the very essence of Italian dining – rustic, hearty and good.

RM 15.00
Mozzarella & anchovy sandwiched between bread and deep fried to perfection

RM 16.00
Grilled fresh champignon mushrooms with garlic

RM 36.00
Smoked duck, rocket, anchovy, caramelized onion and mozzarella

RM 36.00
Porcini mushroom, button mushroom, fontina, parmesan and mozzarella

RM 35.00
Angel hair pasta with prawn, squid and roasted cherry tomatoes in a squid ink sauce

RM 52.00
Grilled US Angus grain fed tenderloin 100days (250g) 
with roasted vegetables and green beans with choice of sauce
Sauce : Creamy mushroom / Gorgonzolla cheese / Brown sauce

RM 16.00
Sicilian fried pastry shell filled with a sweet ricotta cream dipped in chocolate & pistachio bits

RM 16.00
Flourless dark chocolate cake with a melting chocolate centre served with vanilla ice cream

Thank you for inviting me to do food review at La Risata, Ampang. You can enjoy and taste italian food at La Risata. If you want to make any event or celebrate birthday here you can make reservation with restaurant manager, En. Mohd Shah at 03-42526269 (Ampang branch).
Address :
16 Persiaran Ampang 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

Dineout Reviews

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Love, Asyik.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Street Art Laman Seni 7

Salah satu kawasan tumpuan di Shah Alam yang sememangnya memberi inspirasi dan juga tempat untuk penggiat seni yang kreatif menghasilkan karya ialah di Seksyen 7, Shah Alam. Tempat ini berdekatan dengan kawasan kedai dan butik yang popular. Tempat ini merupakan tumpuan para pelajar untuk mengambil gambar.

"Laman Seni 7" adalah kesinambungan projek "Laman Seni 2". Sama seperti projek sebelumnya di Seksyen 2, projek ini akan memberi fokus kepada peningkatan lorong belakang di kawasan itu. Projek ini akan lebih ke arah seni. Ia akan menjadi platform untuk generasi muda terutamanya pelajar, untuk meluahkan bakat mereka dan idea-idea baru. Pendek kata, "Laman Seni 7" bertujuan untuk menjadi pusat tumpuan bagi golongan muda berkumpul untuk menggunakan ruang yang diberikan untuk faedah masyarakat.
Kesemua hasil karya mereka memang patut dibanggakan.
Laman Seni project is brought to you by Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam.
Till Next Entry.
Love, Asyik.