Love, Rosie

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Photo source: teaser-trailer.com

I went to see this movie because of Lily Collins.

Ya, she looks so pretty on screen.

I first saw her performance on Mirror Mirror (2012) and was stunned by how beautiful she looks in the movie.She’s the perfect Snow White I’ve seen so far. A perfect female figure that resembles the disposition of a royal princess. This is also exactly why, I don’t find myself enjoying her being Rosie. Continue reading “Love, Rosie”

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Rise of the Legend Gives you a New Look at the Famous Kung Fu Master

Rise of the Legend is a Chinese Kung Fu Film, directed by a young, rising Hong Kong director Roy Chow Hin Yeung and starring Taiwanese young actor, Eddie Peng. Rise of the Legend Chinese movie is new to my blog, this is actually the first time I’ve decided to talk about it in here. Honestly, I’ve stopped following Chinese films since years ago because of their rather dull story design. Films produced in Hong Kong, particularly, were once very popular among the Chinese society especially for their gangster films and also, the Kung fu movies. Unfortunately, Continue reading “Rise of the Legend Gives you a New Look at the Famous Kung Fu Master”

Begin Again – Who Musicians Really Are?

I was utterly delighted when I saw the trailer of this movie a while ago in the cinema. It was like experiencing the ‘Falling Slowly’ magic all over again.  ‘Begin Again’ is another inspiring musical movie by John Carney. After 8 years since his first successful musical film – ‘Once’, Carney decided to ‘once again’ touch your souls through music. Good news is, it’s almost as good as the first one.

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photo source: collider.com

‘Begin Again’ is about two people finding their way in life through music. If you have previously watched ‘Once, you could definitely see the similarity in the two stories, which have both ingeniously presented the faith and pure emotions of musicians who truly understand each other. Comparing the two films, ‘Begin Again’ has a little bit more classy touch in it, thanks to the charming performance by Keira Knightley as a beautiful, talented English songwriter and singer Continue reading “Begin Again – Who Musicians Really Are?”

Dawn of The Planet of the Apes Is Not Just About War

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Photo credit: hollywoodreporter.com

The fantasy story of smart apes taking over our planet is slowly getting to its climax in this sequel. Based on the original story by French writer Pierre Boulle, the film series is definitely taking its time on bringing us to the era of apes. <Dawn> started with a prologue that ‘kills off’ most of the homo-sapiens, taking us straight to the point where the apes and humans were almost equal in terms of community strength. The apes, under the leadership of Caesar, were building their own society in the forest, living harmoniously in their isolated home. The remaining human survivors, on the other hand, were camping in an abandoned building down in the city. The conflict started when two of the species made contact in the forest, after all those years of not knowing the other still exists. Continue reading “Dawn of The Planet of the Apes Is Not Just About War”

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Could Have Been Better

…but it wasn’t.

It bugs me a lot that the sequel of the hit animation film by Dreamworks studio didn’t end up brilliant. “How To Train Your Dragon” is an amazing film, and in my opinion, the best work from Dreamworks. The characters and story line are brilliantly designed and carried out. It makes you laugh and cry at the same time, and you would crave for more when the credit rolls. The sequel that released this summer was certainly one of the most anticipated film this year, but something isn’t right about this new story.

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Queen is one sweet foreign movie you’ll love

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Photo credit: aayamaza.com

Remember when Russell Peters told us how Indian movies are so sinfully long and ridiculous? Laugh and face-palm all you want at their dances and melodramatic moves, it’s actually true that Indians have their own way of storytelling, and they are sometimes ingeniously unique and addictive.

Queen is a movie you will fall in love with, but can barely tell what’s so good about it. The story is simple and ordinary, almost without a point to remember, but it’s small enough to portray every detail in life that touches your heart. The comedy-drama film tells the story of a conservative Indian girl who was jarred by the news of being cancelled on marriage. When she decided to grieve over her misfortune overseas, she was surprised to find something more rewarding in life during the journey that she has missed since young.

An Indian, dancing, in a film. Psstt, typical. Wait a second, this looks awesome. Photo credit: indiannerve.com
An Indian, dancing, in a film. Psstt, typical. Wait a second, this looks awesome. Photo credit: indiannerve.com

The story mainly took place in Paris and Amsterdam, where the girl Rani travelled to. Continue reading “Queen is one sweet foreign movie you’ll love”

The new X-Men movie has the best story in the entire Marvel series

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Photo credit: comicbookresources.com

I think at this point of the long hero movie history, we have all seen enough of super heroes saving the world. I don’t believe any audience would still be intimidated by vicious villain being jealous to the handsome hero and sworn to destroy the world (give me a break!). Despite the fact that supernatural heroic story is fundamentally attractive, which a lot of hero movies have taken advantages of, it’s actually the underlying morality that reflects the real, conflicting life of ours that connects us to the story. Many hero movies (the Marvel series, especially) have taken the easy way to adapt a rather straightforward storyline so that the visual presentations of the movie can be concentrated. We all know that it has been working so well for the movie makers and the fans, and I believe it will still be the major selling point for this genre, but luckily the new X-Men movie has finally shown some improvement on storytelling. It’s the hero movie that combines cool supernatural powers, social reality, politics, and one element that we have been loving since decades ago: time-traveling and butterfly effect. (Spoilers onward.) Continue reading “The new X-Men movie has the best story in the entire Marvel series”