Well, Dallas Buyers Club has been on festival and award pitch for a long time. Yet, I have just got a chance to watch it in the cinema this weekend. Just a moment before Oscar awards its two actors. Buyers Club inside, man!
Batman, Supes, Green Lantern and WW assemble, but it’s not a Justice League movie. Gandalf meets Dumbledore, but it’s no wizard buddy movie. It’s an animation movie dubbed after the most commercial toy ever made… It’s The LEGO Movie. Bricks of LEGO are inside.
“You don’t know who I am. You don’t know where I am. And you’ll NEVER see me coming.” — The Mandarin (Iron Man 3) Know him inside!
Steve McQueen, once again, proves himself in a blatant way–that he’s a savant that goes too hard on himself. He likes to force his audiences to watch real pain of his protagonists More years of slave inside!
In not so distant future, where IT and quirky fashion mode have advanced, Her introduces us to Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) or simply Theo. The future is here!
Popcorn movies: you know what it is. Click for popcorn!
In Brazil, Jose Padilha hits the box office with his back-to-back Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. The latter, even, becomes Brazilian pride along with Cidade de Deus. This year, he tries his luck rebooting a cult-super-police movie Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop (1987). The result of it is far from being disappointing–it’s completely better than any RoboCop’s sequels, yet, it’s just being over-confident. Continue your directives!
In aftermath of the blop Battleship, Peter Berg tries a purgatory project to find his retribution. Only this time he won’t try his luck adapting a traditional game, yet, a book instead. Lone Survivor is the latest movie he directs which is dubbed after a book with the same title. The book written as a memoir of Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson tells about a real-life quest of The US Navy SEAL in Afghanistan–so basically this is another ‘based-on-true-event’ flick. More survivors inside!
Since their directorial debut Dara (2008), which precedes the extended length Rumah Dara a.k.a Macabre (2009), The Mo Brothers–Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto–never stop spilling blood. While making their gory trademarks with chainsaw and antlers, Timo has expanded their gory universe through Libido, a segment in The ABCs of Death (2012) and Safe Haven in V/H/S 2 marking his collaboration with The Raid’s Gareth Evans. Well, set your thoughts of The Mo Bros’ filmography aside before watching Killers, since this movie is completely in different league from its predecessors. Yet, being different doesn’t then imply that Killers is a subtle one… ’cause it’s not. More killers here!
Before I watched The Wolf of Wall Street, I only learned that it would be a movie marked Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Di Caprio’s fifth collaboration with 520++ F-words and underwhelmed International reviews; a biopic which bears 5 Oscar nominations this year. Well, equipped with such info, I intentionally stayed away from reviews and buzzes to keep myself thrilled and surprised when I finally see it (fair enough). In the end, I finally realized that I’ve just watched ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES in 2013, and even, among Scorsese’s filmography. Party with Jordan inside!
Since the first firearm was invented, many people have been shot. Some of them survive, but most of them do not make it. In movies, firearm usually appears as a clincher, protector, snapper, and even, traitor. Well, rather than seeing how people shoot, I like seeing how people get shot instead. I find a simple reason for it: I feel the thrill when seeing major characters of a movie get shot–live or die.
Soon after I watched About Time, I suddenly realize that it’s been quite long since I watched a romantic flick which is sweet but lite. Yes, a drama which is so lite that I don’t remember having watched Woody Allen’s. Well, let’s not try to compare it to WA’s, ’cause this one is precisely “accessible” and lovable in different way. Time travel here!