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All Packed for June


June 5th, 2012 Posted 11:09 am

Surely blogging pays off!

The best things in life are surely the ones that are FREE!

Oh yes, I truly believe on this saying and as a proof, look at the premier tickets I have gotten for the month of June. I am all packed to watch Snow White and the Huntsman tonight at 6:30PM, Madagascar III on June 12, and Prometheus on the June 19 :D

For those who are intrigued why I have this kind of privilege, let me tell you a brief history about it. Almost a year ago, Legend Cinema in City Mall opened to the public,  showing English movies that caters from all ages and all genres. I then blogged about my very first experience with them when I watched Transformers: Dark of the Moon with my husband. You can find my article here and the next thing I did is post it on Legend Cinema‘s Facebook wall. Little did I know that as part of their promotional period, they are giving bloggers – like me – a chance to write about their experience while watching movies at the cinema in return of free premier tickets. How fantastic is that! Soon, I was contacted by Hannee, wife of Micheal Tan, Director of Legend Cinema, saying that I am their very first blogger to write about their cinema. COOOOOOOL!!!

Oh well, I guess you know what happened next in my story. From then on, I was able to watch every single movie that they show on screen. And the best part of it, I have expanded my friends by meeting many of the people behind the cinema. It is truly a great honor to be a part of their list and many thanks to you guys!


When the cowboys and aliens meet…


August 18th, 2011 Posted 7:33 pm

it’s gonna be a whole lot of action babe and you’ll sure love it!

Action packed “Cowboys and Aliens” starred by Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde rocked Legend Cinema Cambodia on it’s premier last 17th August at City Mall. Hundreds of LC’s patrons hailed Jon Favreau in doing a fantastic job in  directing the movie, and as a matter of fact, I screamed in some parts where the aliens suddenly appear, lolz! It’s a notion that the movie is really great and effective in conveying the message to it’s viewers ;)

Imagine you’re in a desert inhabited by people with guns and riding horses when suddenly aliens will appear to abduct everyone they want around you, I bet your heart will pound and you’ll be dead in a heartbeat before you could scream for help. Oh well, that’s exactly how you’ll feel when you watch the movie, so you’d better include this in your watchlist for you’ll never regret it.

So much of a spoiler, don’t forget to grab a large Coca Cola when you watch in Legend Cinema and get a chance to win cool prizes. The rule is simple, buy a large coke and get two scratch cards, where you can get free Coca Cola and other freebies, or get a brand new cellphone in their grand draw. Last night, I got two free colas, hopefully next time I’ll win something different :)

X-Men First Class in Legend Cinema Cambodia

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July 14th, 2011 Posted 10:55 am

My last week in Phnom Penh is getting more and more exciting. First, school is ending this week, my reports are all done, our bags are packed for our trip to Pi, and last I happened to watch the movie premier of X-Men First Class with my husband last night. For some, it may not be that exciting but for me, this is something I look forward to and it’s such a splendid feeling to accomplish things right before we leave.

In my previous post, I have mentioned that I got 2 free ‘premier’ tickets from Legend Cinemas Cambodia for the movie X-Men First Class and prior to watching it, most of my friends have told me that it’s really a good movie. Well it really is!

Nestle and I were 10 minutes behind schedule when we arrived at the cinema and I felt a bit disappointed, because I wasn’t able to see the intro of the movie. For me seeing the introduction gives more thrill and spice to the story, plus it’s really important to arrive at least 15 minutes early at the cinema to avoid disturbing other patrons who are already settled in the seats.

Rating: 9 out of 10

James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme / Mystique
Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne as Dr. Moira MacTaggert
January Jones as Emma Frost
Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy / Beast
Jason Flemyng as Azazel
Zoë Kravitz as Angel Salvadore
Lucas Till as Alex Summers / Havok
Morgan Lily as Young Raven Darkholme / Young Mystique
Oliver Platt as Man in Black
Edi Gathegi as Armando Muñoz / Darwin
Ray Wise as Secretary of State of the United States
Bill Milner as Young Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Caleb Landry Jones as Sean Cassidy / Banshee
Álex González as Janos Quested / Riptide
Demetri Goritsas as Levene
Laurence Belcher as Young Charles Xavier

Directed by Matthew Vaughn


In 1962, at the height of the Cold War, two men from different backgrounds pool their resources to bring attention to the plight of those with genetic mutations, some that give them extraordinary powers, others that make them look different. Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is an academic in genetic mutations, while Erik Lehnsherr (Mike Fassbender) is a Holocaust survivor bent on getting revenge against those responsible for his parents’ death in the concentration camps. In particular, he’s after Klaus Schmidt (Kevin Bacon) who years later has turned up as a wealthy power broker known as Sebastian Shaw, who has become involved with playing both sides of the conflict between the United States and the Soviets.

My Say:

This is a true origin story showing how Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr first met and how they worked together until the formation of their divergent ideologies led them to create warring mutant factions. After watching the movie, I began to understand more how X-Men had evolved. I’ve been a fan of X-Men since I was a kid and I really love Storm. Matthew Vaughn did a fantastic job in directing the movie and it’s epic!


Legend Cinema Cambodia


July 8th, 2011 Posted 2:03 am

At long last, there’s a decent English movie house here in Cambodia that will not only cater the locals but expats too. Yoohoo! Legend Cinema is actually causing stir in the city since it opened yesterday to the public. Many locals are actively participating in Legend Cinema’s Facebook forums, expressing their excitement about the newest happenings in the movie industry. I’m glad that my husband had purchased our VIP tickets two days ago for they run out so fast. Whew!

So earlier, Nestle and I went on a movie date and we watched Transformers 3 on its last full show at 8:40PM. Rating the experience, I’ll give it 8 stars out of 10 ;)

1. The chairs are awesome since we’re seating in the VIP section. The chairs are convertible to a love chair where you can lift the armrest in the middle to make it as one.

2. The Dolby surround sound system really brought the movie to life.

3. The quality of pictures are superb especially with the Dolby 3D glasses.

4. The service isn’t that bad too. Though they were late for almost an hour in showing the film. We came there at 8:20 for the 8:40 film but they’ve started at 9:30 because they needed to wait for other late comer audiences. I hope next time they’ll be strict on implementing time, so the audience will learn to come early.

5. Foods in the concession are okay. They have caramel popcorn for 9,000 riels (large), different flavored donuts, and soft drinks. If you purchased a VIP ticket you’ll receive a 6,000 riel free of food in their concession.

6. The prices of the tickets are reasonable too. $6/pax for the ordinary ticket and $8 for the VIP ones in the 3D hall. While $6/pax for VIP and $4/pax for normal ticket if you’re watching a film in 2D.

7. They have 4 schedules that you can choose from if you decided to watch a movie.

  • 10:40 am
  • 2:10 pm
  • 5:25 pm
  • 8:40 pm

8. The only thing that I don’t really like in my experience is when we entered the cinema and settled on our sits. There are plenty of rubbish on the floor from the previous patrons who have watched the movie. Popcorn were everywhere and so with the coke cups. Though they’re not the highlight of the place, I would love it more when my chair is clean and there’s no trash under it. I hope they will have more “cleaners” to attend to this next time.

For more info about the cinema, you can visit their Facebook fan page, just click here.

Summing it all, I enjoyed the night with my husband. It is those quiet times together that we appreciate each other more than anything else. Also, Cambodia is evolving fast and it’s people are welcoming the changes with open arms. As an expat working and living here, I’ll continue to look forward for more changes and challenges in this growing city. I know it won’t let me down.