29 Desember 2013

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Less Suited for Kids, Not Bad for Adults. A Very Good 3D Animation
<img src="A Christmas Carol.jpg" alt="A Christmas Carol Cover">
Stars   :  Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Score  :  6.8 / 10
A Christmas Carol (2009) on IMDb 
Ho...Ho..Ho...Merry Christmas!!! May peace and love of Christmas always in our midst. Yeah, we passed Christmas day a few days ago, a day full of blessing for all Christians. This time, I will give review a movie that is still related with Christmas, A Christmas Carol. The film which is based on a novel by Charles Dickens, told about the story of an old man named Scrooge or Ebenezer (Jim Carrey). He is very rich but stingy. When his best friend and co-workers, Jacob Marley (Gary Oldman) died, Scrooge took back the coin which is used to cover Marley's eyes. Scrooge never celebrated Christmas. He hated all the things related to Christmas. All the people around him already knew the character of Scrooge.
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22 Desember 2013

The Rite (2011)

The Faith, Demon and Exorcism
<img src="The Rite.jpg" alt="The Rite Cover">
Stars   :  Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga
Score  :  7.0 / 10
The Rite (2011) on IMDb 
A teenager, Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) lived with his father, Istvan Kovak (Rutger Hauer). His mother was dead. Michael helped his father work, bathing the corpse. They had not good economic life, so Michael could not go to college after high school. Since Michael was child, his mother had a premonition that Michael would be a priest. Michael did not want to work bathing the corpse forever, he filed a registration to seminary school and was accepted. Michael chose seminary because of its low cost. Michael was very smart and gets a satisfactory score in exam. When approaching graduation, Michael did not feel the call of God in him. Michael submitted his resignation to seminary.
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15 Desember 2013

The Hunger Games : Catching Fire (2013)

I hate Katniss in this Sequel, Fickle Katniss
<img src="The Hunger Games : Catching Fire.jpg" alt="The Hunger Games : Catching Fire Cover">
Stars   :  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
Score  :  6.5 / 10
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) on IMDb 
The Hunger Games' fans surely have been waiting this movie, including me. The film which based a novel by Suzanne Collins, titled The Hunger Games, had three sequels. Catching Fire is second sequel, while the first one is The Hunger Games has been released in 2012. The third sequel will split into two parts, in 2014 and 2015 because it has a long duration. A little flash back from the previous, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) is the winner of 74th Hunger Games competition. Hunger Games is a competition organized by Panem for 12 districts. Each district must send two participants to compete with other district participants to death. The winner is a participant who lived until the game ends.
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11 Desember 2013

Back to the Future Part II (1989)

More Crazy than Back to the Future I
<img src="Back to the Future 2.jpg" alt="Back to the Future 2 Cover">
Stars   :  Michael J.Fox, Christopher Llyod, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue
Score  :  8.5 / 10
to be concluded... Back to the Future III
Back to the Future Part II (1989) on IMDb 
October 26, 1985, Doc (Christopher Llyod), back from the future by his time machine. Doc rushed to Marty (Michael J. Fox) and asked him to go to the future with him, into the date of October 21, 2015. At that time, the son of Marty and Jennifer (Elisabeth Shue), Martin, would have a problem and would be jailed. Doc invited Marty to rescue Martin. They tried to mess up the plan of Griff (Thomas F. Wilson), which caused Martin jailed. On their way, Doc was forced to make Jennifer fainted, because she was eager to find out all the events in the future. 
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5 Desember 2013

JOBS (2013)

Knowing Jobs Closer, Personal Computer Pioneer and Apple Computer Founder
<img src="JOBS.jpg" alt="JOBS Cover">
Stars   :  Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K Simmons, Ron Eldard
Score  :  7.0 / 10
Jobs (2013) on IMDb 
I recommend to you watch this movie. If you are feeling hopeless because of failed in a business, JOBS can give a motivation. Jobs' struggle will remaind us that hardworking will give a result someday. JOBS told about a biography story of personal computer pioneer and founder of Apple Computer, Inc, Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher). Altough he died caused of pancreatic cancer on October 5th, 2011, but his big name always be remembered forever. His ideas and innovation made Apple being the most valuable company in the world in 2011. 
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1 Desember 2013

Dark Shadows (2012)

Eccentric Action from Johnny Depp as a Vampire
<img src="Dark Shadows.jpg" alt="Dark Shadows Cover">
Stars   :  Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote
Score  :  7.0 / 10
Dark Shadows (2012) on IMDb 
A blind love can make a person lose common sense. They will be possessive and do everything they can to get a loved one. They did not hesitate to do anything that hurt loved ones. That was done by Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green) to Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp). Angelique is common people while Barnabas came from honorable family. His father pioneered the fishing industry, Collins Port, to succeed and become one of the great fishing industries. He also built a mansion for the family and gave it name Collins Wood. Angelique loves Barnabas when they first met at the port when they were children. They met again as adults and love each other. But Barnabas started to doubt about his feelings for Angelique.
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27 November 2013

Back to the Future (1985)

A Cool Movie with Crazy Idea from Robert Zemeckis
<img src="Back to the Future.jpg" alt="Back to the Future Cover">
Stars   :  Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover
Score  :  8.0 / 10
to be continued... Back to the Future II
Back to the Future (1985) on IMDb 
Year 1985, a teenager, Marty Mc Fly (Michael J. Fox) likes all the things related to sci-fi. He has a close friend, Dr. Emmet Brown or Doc (Christopher Lloyd), an eccentric professor who is often considered crazy professor, because of his super crazy invention. On one night, Doc wait Marty in the field of The Twin Pines Mall. Doc would launch his spectacular invention to Marty, a time machine car. The car would carry the passengers into the past and the future. There are three panels time in the car, destination time, present time and last departed time. Each panel has a date (day, month and year) and time (hours and minutes).
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24 November 2013

Black Swan (2010)

Different than Ever, a "Must Watch" Movie
<img src="Black Swan.jpg" alt="Black Swan Cover">
Stars   :  Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder
Score  :  8.0 / 10
Black Swan (2010) on IMDb 
Everyone must have a dream to be achieved. Some of them even sacrified their life to pursue that dream. One of them is Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman), a ballet dancer (ballerina) in New York City Ballet Company. Nina lives with her mother, Erica (Barbara Hershey) who loves her excessively. Erica wants Nina to be a successful ballerina. Nina is a talented ballerina though she was very young. Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder) was 40 years old, is a lead ballerina. Nina was very admired her. On one occasion, Nina stole her lipstick. Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel), a director, held an audition looking for new Beth to Swan Lake Show.
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21 November 2013

Some Tips to Overcome Feeling Scared to Horror Movie

Why should say "No, Thank You!" to Horror Movie ?

<img src="Some Tips to Overcome Feeling Scared to Horror Movie.jpg" alt="Some Tips to Overcome Feeling Scared to Horror Movie The Conjuring">

What is your purpose when decided to watch a movie? Of course there are many possible to answer it, but it can be concluded into an answer, that is a satisfaction. But, what will you do if you just get a sense of scared and no satisfaction? Some people get that feeling when watching horror movie. They had a fabulous fear including a trouble to sleep. In this case, there is no way than avoid all horror movies. But, what will you do if you can not avoid it and had to watch it for some reasons? I do not mean to patronize, because I also have a bit scared to horror movie and have experienced no sleep for a day because of The Conjuring. But, I just wanted to share some tips that I do to solve it. These are some tips for you :
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18 November 2013

Cars (2006)

It's All About Racing and a Teamwork
<img src="Cars.jpg" alt="Cars Cover">
Stars   :  Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Michael Keaton, Richard Petty
Score  :  7.2 / 10
Cars (2006) on IMDb 
The movie begins with a series of prestigious car racing competition in the United States, Dinoco 400, Piston Cup Series. At this season, there are three riders are favored to win the championship position. They are the legends, The King (Richard Petty), a 1970 Plymouth Superbird car, blue color, number 43. The King is a champion of Piston Cup last year. This time is the last season for The King before he retired. In second place, Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton), a 1980 Buick Regal car, green color, number 86. He always in the runner-up position after The King. This year, he is very ambitious to win number one position. In third place, a new racer, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson), a Rookie car, red color, number 95. McQueen can compete with the opponents although as a new racer. 
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15 November 2013

Emergo (2011)

Emergo, Not So Bad
<img src="Emergo.jpg" alt="Emergo Cover">Stars   :  Kai Lennox, Gia Mantegna, Michael O'Keefe
Score  :  6.5 / 10
Apartment 143 (2011) on IMDb 
This time, I am reviewing a movie title, Emergo, also known as Apartment 143. Basically, I like all genres movie, but watching horror movie has been a requirement for me. When I'm bored and not excited, I usually choose watch horror movie. It will eliminate my boredom and make me more excited. A few days ago, I received an invitation to watch Emergo from a friend who also likes horror movie. Of course I do not refuse and accept it with my pleasure hohoho.... ^^. Allan White (Kai Lennox) has just lost his wife in a car accident. Allan with his children, Caitlin (Gia Mantegna) and Benny (Damian Roman) moved into an apartment number 143. They often find something strange in the apartment.
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12 November 2013

MUD (2012)

A Typical American Family Drama
<img src="MUD.jpg" alt="MUD Cover">
Stars   :  Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Michael Shannon
Score  :  7.5 / 10
Mud (2012) on IMDb 
Ellis (Tye Sheridan) lives with his parents in a houseboat. Ellis father is a fisherman. Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) lives with his uncle, Galen (Michael Shannon) an oyster diver. They are a good friends in Arkansas. They were 14 years old. When they had an adventure with a boat and arrived on a deserted island, they find a boat that is stuck in a tree. They consider it, as their own. They also do not tell it to anyone. When visiting their boat for a second time, they meet a mysterious man with a gun. He is Mud (Matthew McConaughey), who lives alone on the island and the owner that boat.
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9 November 2013

The Sound of Music (1965)

The Best Musical Movie I've Ever watched
<img src="The Sound of Music.jpg" alt="The Sound of Music Cover">
Stars   :  Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charmian Charr, Heather Menzies-Urich, Nicholas Hammond, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn 
Score  :  8.5 / 10
The Sound of Music (1965) on IMDb 
The Sound of Music, hhmmhh... this is my fourth time watched this movie. I knew this movie from my mother. She said, The Sound of Music is a one exploded movie on 1960's and always be remembered all the time. A few days ago, I decided to watch this movie again and still feels comforting, although knew the plot. A prospective nun, Maria (Julie Andrews) is a friendly, cheerful and honest. She likes children, loves to play guitar and sing.  
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6 November 2013

The Wolverine (2013)

Extremely Different from The Previous X-Men Movies
<img src="The Wolverine.jpg" alt="The Wolverine Cover">
Stars   :  Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Hal Yamanouchi 
Score  :  7.0 / 10
The Wolverine (2013) on IMDb 
2013, seems to be the year of superhero movie. There are four movies were released in 2013, Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, The Wolverine and which is still being aired in cinema, Thor 2. I am actually not a big fan of superhero movie, I only love X-Men. I never miss all X-Men movies, started from X-Men (2000) to X-Men First Class (2011). There are some reasons why I love X-Men. The first, there are a lot of super power figures (mutants) in X-Men, though the central figure is still on Wolverine. The second, they have a unique super power from the others. 
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3 November 2013

J. Edgar (2011)

The True Story of J. Edgar Hoover, One of  The Top Man in FBI
<img src="J.Edgar.jpg" alt="J.Edgar Cover">
Stars   :  Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Geoff Pierson, Ed Westwick, Judi Dench
Score  :  7.0 / 10
J. Edgar (2011) on IMDb 
The movie tells about the story of a man who has the power in the FBI (the Federal Bureau of Investigation), J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio). Edgar was FBI director from 1924 to 1972 period. At the beginning, Edgar is entering his old age but still served as a director of the FBI. Edgar is receiving a journalist, Agent Smith (Ed Westwick), who was making a book about his life journey. Edgar tells all the story of his life to Smith. The story goes back to 1919, when Edgar was 24 years old. At that time communism is becoming something very concerned in America. Some radical groups aggressively series of robberies, rioting and murder.
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31 Oktober 2013

Now You See Me (2013)

Magician, a Rival and FBI Agent
<img src="Now You See Me.jpg" alt="Now You See Me Cover">

Stars   :  Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Melanie Laurent
Score  :  7.8 / 10
Now You See Me (2013) on IMDb 
Four magician who is rising in popularity, three men and a woman, Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) received an invitation through tarot cards. At the back of card, there is an address, 45 East Evan Street and a date, 29th March at 4:44 pm. On the day, they came to the apartment and met each other. Some of them had already known, such as Henley who formerly was the assistant of Daniel and Jack who was a big fan of Daniel. None of them knew the purpose and the sender of invitation. They entered room number 6a and found a series of mystery in it. 
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28 Oktober 2013

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

The Love Story of Dr. Gru
<img src="Despicable Me 2.jpg" alt="Despicable Me 2 Cover">
Stars   :  Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt
Score  :  7.2 / 10
Despicable Me 2 (2013) on IMDb 
It is certainly that almost all movie lovers will not miss Despicable Me 2. Some of them have to wait longer before the film was released. I actually included that missed out because when this movie was released, I've never watched Despicable Me 1. So I chose to watch it first and watched Despicable Me 2 just a few days ago. It is better late than never at all. I just tried to entertain myself :). You can read the review of Despicable Me 1 here : http://www.reviewcinema.com/2013/08/despicable-me-2010.html. Back to Despicable Me 2, the film still comes with the same main character, such as Dr. Gru (Steve Carell), three adopted children (Margo, Edith and Agnez), Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand) and of course the most adorable, Minion.
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24 Oktober 2013

Evil Dead (2013)

A Horror Movie which is Almost Perfect
<img src="Evil Dead.jpg" alt="Evil Dead Cover">
Stars   :  Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Lou Taylor Pucci
Score  :  6.8 / 10
Evil Dead (2013) on IMDb 
The story begins with the young woman with a body bloodstained. She was running in the woods to escape from the pursuit of some people who want to catch her. She was caught and taken to a house in the woods. She was tied to a wooden pole in the cellar. An old lady was doing a ritual, hang some dead cats, preparing book of the death and some candles on a table. The young woman was shocked after seeing her father was also there with them. She was arrested because of her mother died. She had killed the mother. She begged the father to be released, but the old lady asked the father to burn the young woman as soon as possible. 
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21 Oktober 2013

The Beach (2000)

The Beach, DiCaprio Movie which is ....  
<img src="The Beach.jpg" alt="The Beach Cover">
Stars   : Leonardo DiCaprio, Guillaume Canet, Virginie Ledoyen
Score  :  6.0 / 10
The Beach (2000) on IMDb 
In a few days, there are a lot of things to be done which caused reduces my time to watch movie. This blog became a little choked up in issued a new post. But I still need the movie to refreshing, so I keep trying to steal a little time to watch a movie, at least one title for two days. Thanks to my friends who always give supports, advice and references good movie for me. Really, it is a shot of spirit for me in the middle of all my troubles to continue this blog. Now, I will review another Leonardo DiCaprio movie. For those of you who are not fans of DiCaprio, hopefully not to be bored with DiCaprio movie review ^_* 
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18 Oktober 2013

Only God Forgives (2013)

Mysterious, Cool and Sexy for Gosling
<img src="Only God Forgives.jpg" alt="Only God Forgives Cover">
Stars   :  Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringram
Score  :  6.5 / 10
Only God Forgives (2013) on IMDb 
Julian (Ryan Gosling) is a U.S. citizen who fled to Thailand, after killing his father. Julian and his brother, Billy (Tom Burke), manages a Muay Thai Club in Bangkok which is a guise of drug smuggling in Thailand. Billy has a bad tempered, he had killed a young slut. A policeman, named Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm) came to the location and took the girl's father, Choi Yan Lee. Chang gave Choi a permission to punish Billy and left them alone in the motel room. They got into a fight that killed Billy. As punishment for Choi who has let her daughter involved prostitution, Chang cut off Choi's hand.
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15 Oktober 2013

127 Hours (2010)

When A Man is Between Life or Death
<img src="127 Hours.jpg" alt="127 Hours Cover">
Stars   :  James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn
Score  :  7.0 / 10
127 Hours (2010) on IMDb 
127 Hours tells of the true story of an American climber, Aron Ralston (James Franco). Aron had an accident when climbing in Blue John Canyon and had to survive for 127 hours (5 days and 7 hours). April, 25th, 2013, on night friday, Aron driving his car to Canyonlands National Parks to climb Blue John Canyon located in southwestern Canyonlands. He did not tell anyone about his climbing plans, including his family. The next day, Aron continue the trip by bicycle to reach the Blue John Canyon area. On his way, he met Kristi (Kate Mara) and Megan (Amber Tamblyn) who seemed lost and was looking for Dome area. 
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10 Oktober 2013

INSIDIOUS 2 (2013)

More Complex and Better than its Prequel, Insidious 1
<img src="Insidious 2.jpg" alt="Insidious 2 Cover">
Stars   :  Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey
Score  :  7.1 / 10
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) on IMDb 
At this time, I am fond of horror movies. I do not know why, but after watching The Conjuring, I want to add the frequency of watching horror movies. Although The Conjuring that directed by James Wan is not included in the list of favorites on this blog, but the spooky scenes and a surprising one in the film was able to make me unable to sleep one night because imagined the scene. Now, James Wan re-work on horror track, with Insidious 2, which is a sequel of Insidious 1. Because I've been watching Insidious 1, of course I would not miss this film, I also wonder if James Wan will repeat the success of The Conjuring
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7 Oktober 2013

The Departed (2006)

Hollywood Version of Infernal Affairs (HK) 
<img src="The Departed.jpg" alt="The Departed Cover">Stars   :  Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg
Score  :  7.8 / 10
The Departed (2006) on IMDb 
This is my first time I watched The Departed and the main reason is Leonardo DiCaprio. I am a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio. But without my realized, I have watched this movie before, but its Hong Kong version, titled Infernal Affairs. Infernal Affairs was released in 2002 and of course I have forgotten the story, because it was very long. I only remember the main story and the two big names in the film, Andy Lau and Tony Leung. Infernal Affairs also has a prequel, Infernal Affairs II and a sequel, Infernal Affairs III. On this review I will share The Departed. The story is about two people who have different backgrounds but have the same ideals to become a cop. 

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