Night for Giving: Green Concert #13 with 7 Divos

Siam Paragon
Image by pahonyontin via Flickr

The 7 Divos is a part of an annual concert series organized by radio station, Green Wave 106.5 FM, as a charity fundraising event. This year the concert will be held on August 21-22, 2010 and features 7 popular male artists dressed in flashy tuxedos.

There will be tons of screaming fans, especially for Pee Kop, Pee Kong and Waan. Each artist has selected a special women which represents something special to him and the proceeds from this event will be split between each of the seven women and associated causes. One of the most heart touching moments was went Ma Tew from Home Huk Foundation brought the children to sing a special thank you. The concerts also have a goal to raise 1 million baht in donations from its audience, in additional to a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the merchandise.

  • Kong Saharat : ก้อง สหรัถ helping Dr. Cythia Maung, a political refugee from Myanmar with a small border clinic
  • Pord Thanachai : ป๊อด ธนชัย helped Ma Tew at Baan Home Huk, home for children with HIV/AIDs in Yasothon
  • Ben Chalatit : เบน ชลาทิศ helps the mother of a former actor who has taken care of her son for more than twenty years
  • Pop Calories Blah Blah : ป๊อบ ปองกูล helps Nong Nook Anchalee who is physically but not emotionally handicapped
  • Aof Pongsak : อ๊อฟ ปองศักดิ์ supports the mother of a border policeman who died in the southern violence
  • Warn Thanakrit : ว่าน ธนกฤต shows the love of one elderly couple despite tremendous hardship as the grandfather cares for his paralyzed wife
  • Kob Songsith : กบ ทรงสิทธิ์ supports Baan Chaiyapruek for abandoned children with Dr. Pan Soorn.

Concert begins at 8 pm at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon. Doors open at 7 pm.

Beowulf IMAX 3D

Last Saturday, I spent the afternoon wandering around Paragon in Siam. I decided to watch Beowulf. My cousin recomended the IMAX version and so I bought my 250 baht ticket for the 18:10 show. The 300 baht tickets had the same chairs and amount of leg room, but further from the screen. I enjoy watching historical movies set in times long past. Beowulf is a well known tale of the 6th century poem about the hero who defeats a huge troll, one-eyed sea monster and a dragon. In this rendition, Beowulf is a brave and arrogant king who is fearless. His weakness is his desire for fame and fortune for which he makes a pack with Grendel’s mother to ensure.

It was a good movie although the 3D effects were what really made it a great movie. Beowulf is the first movie that I’ve watched in IMAX 3D and it was probably a very good choice. The film is perfectly suited to it because it is an action animation movie. Zemeckis’ epic retelling of Beowulf displays the progress of performance capture since he first debuted the technology in Polar Express. Although the characters’ skin had an unusually shiny appearance, the improvement in the human characteristics since Polar Express is amazing.

 Ray Winstone plays Beowulf and with the help of computer imaging which changes him into the larger-than-life hero. The monsters are also modelled after the actors and actress that voice them. Angelina Jolie portrays the repitlian seductress and Crispin Glover plays the monsterous Grendel. The visual effects even track the muscle pulls in the eyes and eyelids. That means that there is more emotion in the eyes that actually comes from the actors and actresses.

The best part of watching Beowulfwas watching the 3D effects, especially in the landscape and action sequences. One particular scene that was lovely to watch is when the hawk snatches up the rat from the roof top and the screen shows the winter scenery below changing util Grendel’s lair. The last action scene that ends with Beowulf ripping the heart out of the dragon keeps your heart racing until the end.

If you have the chance watch this movie in IMAX 3D.  Siam Paragon in Bangkok is the only movie theater to offer IMAX in Thailand. It is the largest screen in the country and boasts an amazing sound system as well. The movie screen is filled with so many holes you can actually see the speakers behind the screen. You also get to wear the goofy 3D glasses that help to bring the two seperate  2D images on the screen into one 3D image. It’s worth the money!