It has been almost 8 years since Armin’s first episode of A State of Trance. This Thursday, the 400th episode will be broadcasted live from 3 locations in Germany, England and Netherlands. This would probably be the largest ever episode of this series, consisting of a total of 72 hours of Trance!
This massive DJ set across 3 different locations will feature a radio show in the day and live sets at night, featuring Armin Van Buuren himself performing for 3 hours per night and the rest filled with renowned DJs such as Roger Shah and Markus Schulz. Pretty amazing; I wish I was there. It starts from 16 April 6am CET (GMT+1) and stretches all the way to 18th April 8pm CET.
View the official schedule here.
I’m not sure which internet radio will bring those tunes live to Singapore, but I’ll probably torrent the show when it’s done. Learn more about ASOT here. Also check out ASOT400 - Behind the scenes in Birmingham.
Following from my previous post on the movie Knowing, my second movie which I watched yesterday was Fast & Furious 4. I added the “4″ in there to avoid confusion with the 1st movie in the series with a similar name. The movie in Malaysia and Singapore is also named with a “4″. I mainly watched this movie because of it’s guaranteed entertainment entertainment level based on it’s predecessors and not to mention the hot cars.
One thing I liked about this movie was the cast which was totally original (Michelle Rodriguez having about 15mins of screen time..) Other than that, sadly I have to say that this movie didn’t created an impact as the rest of the movies in the series. I can only remember 2 major road sequences. 1st sequence was pretty thrilling, as they try to rob an oil tanker, featuring the Asian character Han from the 3rd part, Tokyo Drift. This movie takes place in the time line after 2Fast 2 Furious and Tokyo Drift.
One other major race (one and only, I would say) was done with a new concept, very similar to what you experience in video games such as Midnight Club. Every racer has he’s own GPS and the route is determined through it. To make it more thrilling, there are no road closures, meaning the race takes place amongst other road users!
Like I mentioned before, I didn’t think this movie was better than the other in the series, probably because I expected more cars. This part focused more in storyline, less in cars or official races. Anyways, if you fancy watching the original cast, then do catch it on the big screen.
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Yesterday, I went to JB for my usual rounds of shopping and food, with an additional purpose. Knock myself out with 2 movies. I haven’t been watching movies there for sometime now as there were no movies worth watching then. This season, I had 2 movies which I looked forward to, Knowing and Fast & Furious. Lets start with Knowing.
Being a fan of Nicolas Cage and disaster movies, this instantly becomes a most sought after films this season. This film is about how a boy finds a paper full of numbers which was buried in a time capsule some 50 years ago. Apparently these numbers mean and dates, location and number of people that were killed in any disaster. As the film’s tag line states “What happens if the number run out?”, you probably guessed it, an Armageddon scenario. Whether it happens or not, it’s up to you to find out.
Personally, I found the idea of this movie very interesting. There were 2 major disaster occurrences in the movie which was very well displayed with CG. One of the sequences involved an airplane crashing down onto a field, with it’s wings slicing the highway full of cars. That was totally awesome and worth watching it on the big screen. The sound effects had that “in your face” result which reminded me of the time I watched Twister some 13 years ago with DTS.
In conclusion, I would urge anyone to go watch this movie and to find out what happens when the numbers run out. Here are some related links:
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Also check out JB movie marathon 2: Fast & Furious 4