Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

It was hard to know who was more crazy, me or everyone else?” asked Max.

Infused with striking visuals and Oz-pera metal riffs, Fury Road was like a 3-minute progressive death metal anthem itself—with excessive drum solo and versatile guitar distortion. It was straight-forward, violent, but philosophically enticing.

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Thanks to the Internet: Martin Freeman on Civil Wars; Martin Scorsese’s Silence’s First Image (+Suicide Squad Late Images)

Thanks to the internet! Several latest news are prone to blow your mind (at least, mine): ensemble casts of Captain America: Civil Wars grow bigger; meanwhile, Martin Scorsese wraps the production of Shusaku Endo’s Silence adaptation; and David Ayer revealed his Suicide Squad images. Continue reading Thanks to the Internet: Martin Freeman on Civil Wars; Martin Scorsese’s Silence’s First Image (+Suicide Squad Late Images)

Thanks to the Internet: Official Photos of More Star Wars Characters

Thanks to the Internet! May the Fourth be with us—as some behind the scene photos of some never-been-seen-before characters of this year’s most anticipated Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The project is known for mouth-wide-shout-ing the details from the very beginning. But, then some details were revealed little by little—starting from the title, the Internet bombing teaser trailer, the first few characters (Finn, Rey, and Poe), then another trailer, and now more characters and sets. Continue reading Thanks to the Internet: Official Photos of More Star Wars Characters

Into the Woods (2014)

Careful the wish you make, wishes are children…” The Witch sang.

Oscar-caliber director, Rob Marshall (Chicago, Nine, Memoirs of Geisha) did Avengers on some lovely Brother Grimm’s fairy tales in Disney’s adaptation of Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods. Along with the original writer (Lapine) and composer (Sondheim), the director paved the way into the woods in the corner of Hollywood and Broadway.

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George Miller’s Mad Max Trilogy: Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

I am the nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker. I am the roller. I am the out-of-controller!” said The Nightrider (Mad Max).

Long before Mad Max: Fury Road, mastermind director George Miller broke every rule in crafting the titular road warrior. Rewind to the period between 1979-1985, a trilogy of car opera and apocalypse (labelled as ‘carmageddon’) become an Australian phenomena; an ozploitation film became a milestone to Australian cinema as well as to the exceptional Mel Gibson.

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FINALLY SEEN: Laggies (2014)

You can’t keep putting aside what you want for some imaginary future. You’ve gotta suck it up and go with you gut,” said Megan.

Megan (Keira Knightley), stuck in her quarterlife crisis, was overeducated, but ironically, unemployed. She got no certainty—she hesitated to accept her boyfriend’s proposal, even, witnessed her father cheated behind her mother. All pain and no gain, she left and accidentally met Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), a teenager whose life might inspire Megan. That’s that.

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Thursday Movie Picks #18: All in the Family Edition: Father-Daughter Relationships (Biologically Related)

Welcome back to the end of the month edition of Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering through the Shelves Blog. This week is All in the Family Edition, and the theme is Father-Daughter Relationships (Biologically Related). In case you wanna participate in this series, go the main page here—you’re invited.

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A cinematic alter-ego of Paskalis Damar

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