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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA – Contest

Oscar winner Ron Howard (“A Beautiful Mind”) directs the action adventure “IN THE HEART OF THE SEA,” based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s best-selling book about the dramatic true journey of the Essex.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.  The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “IN THE HEART OF THE SEA” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

“IN THE HEART OF THE SEA” stars Chris Hemsworth (“The Avengers,” “Rush”) as the vessel’s veteran first mate Owen Chase; Benjamin Walker (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) as its inexperienced Captain, George Pollard; Cillian Murphy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) as second mate Matthew Joy; and Ben Whishaw (“Skyfall”) as novelist Herman Melville, whose inquiries into the event 30 years later helped bring the story to light.

Tom Holland (“The Impossible”) also stars as young seaman Tom Nickerson, and Brendan Gleeson (“Edge of Tomorrow”) as the same man, 30 years later.  Spanish actor Jordi Mollà (“Riddick”) is the captain of another ship, the Archimedes, who tries to warn the Essex of what may lie ahead.

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Howard directed from a screenplay by Charles Leavitt (“Blood Diamond”), story by Charles Leavitt and Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), based on the book IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick, winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

The film is produced by Joe Roth (“Oz the Great and Powerful”), Paula Weinstein (“Blood Diamond,” “This is Where I Leave You”), Will Ward, Brian Grazer (“J. Edgar”) and Ron Howard.  Serving as executive producers are Bruce Berman, Sarah Bradshaw, Palak Patel, Erica Huggins and David Bergstein, with William M. Connor as co-producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-winning director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Rush”); production designer Mark Tildesley (“The Fifth Estate”); Oscar-winning editors Mike Hill (“Apollo 13,” “Rush”) and Dan Hanley (“Apollo 13”); costume designer Julian Day (“Rush”) and composer Roque Baños (“Evil Dead”).
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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a COTT Productions-Enelmar Productions, A.I.E. co-production, a Roth Films/Spring Creek/Imagine Entertainment Production, in Association with Kia Jam, a Ron Howard Film.

Opening worldwide beginning December 3rd, 2015 in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. For more info, visit their Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/WarnerBrosMalaysia.

Prizes

4 x TICKETS IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
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Movie Questions:

1. In the IN THE HEART OF THE SEA stars this actor as veteran first mate Owen Chase. He most recently starred as the title role in the Thor film franchise as well as The Avengers and Rush. Name the actor.

2.In the IN THE HEART OF THE SEA is based on the best-selling book by this American author, who won the 2000 National Book Award for his novel about the dramatic true story of the Essex. Name the actor.

3. Tell us why we should give you 2 pair of tickets to watch the premier IN THE HEART OF THE SEA.

T&C:

1. This contest is for Malaysian citizens only.
2. Winners selection is finalised by the judges at Screenbite and Twentieth Century Fox Film  Malaysia.
3. Only entries with full details required will be entertained.
4. Winners will be contacted personally via email.
5. Prizes will be sent to the address in the entry email.
6. Screenbite reserves the right to amend these rules at any time at its sole and absolute discretion.
7. Screenbite reserves the right to substitute or replace any prize with one of equal retail value. No complaints will be entertained on such matters.
8. Contest end date: 1st November 2015. Winners will be emailed on 1st November 2015.

Pan – Review

RATING:7.0/10

The Gist of It:

The story about a boy who never grows up and could fly comes alive in this refreshing story. Peter is young orphan who always believed something was a missed with his life. He believe that his parents would have never left him at that orphanage. His prediction came thru when manage read a note left by his mother and soon after that the pirates kidnapped him.
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It started as a magical adventure and when Blackbeard appeared with Nirvana’s Smell Like Teen Spirit escorting him out – IT WAS STUNNING. The entire theater started singing and all of sudden the spirit of Neverland just injected in us. One of the best character introduction of this year.
Pan was directed by Joe Wright who specialize in presenting a biographic. So if you’re to ask us did he really tell the story of Peter Pan; YES.
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But along the way, the movie did get disconnected from the audience and become a little boring. Some part is expected and this leaves a drop on the climax. Nevertheless, the end of it Peter brought back the character into life again it was interesting again.
Blackbeard played by Hugh Jackman is nothing but splendid. He really drown himself into character that we forgot that he is the Wolverine.

Verdict

Beautifully directed but at some part it missed it’s target. Levi Miller wasn’t really the best choice for this character but Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard was spot on. Levi Miller’s Pan look confuse and nothing like the over confident Peter Pan that we know despite being playing that character since he was 5 years old. But we have to credit director Joe Wright for bring such dramatic adventure.

Favourite Line: “Think a happy thought!”

The Hulk will be Thor: Ragnarok

So how is this gonna add up in Thor: Ragnarok. First question would be why Hulk in even in it and how big it’s role. Highly doubt would be a small role and take note that the plot has not been fully revealed. So far what we know is that Loki shall return and the movie will continue right after the Avengers: Age of Ultron event. In Avengers: Age of Ultron we saw Thor when to Norn Cave where he had some visions. The full vision for some reasons didn’t get on screen but however the deleted scene was made available on Bluray/DVD.

As for Hulk’s part, at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron we saw him in a Avenger Quinjet. All soft and curled up trying to get away to somewhere that we don’t know.
As for Ragnarok, we know that Lady Sif will be in it and possibility of Captain America(Read Here) but how is The Hulk gonna be in is really a mystery still.

Mr. Holmes – Review

RATING:9.0/10

The Gist of It:
One of the 2015 intelligent and beautifully directed, Mr. Holmes has certainly intrigued us in terms of our previous preconception of Sherlock Holmes.

Mr. Holmes played by Ian McKellen(Yes Magneto), is nothing like what was portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. previously. Before watching this movie, please remove the idea of Sherlock would be happy and dandy, childish or  flamboyant attitude.

Mr. Holmes tells a story of him being slowly consumed by aged and that his mind and body are not as sharp as it used to be and deteriorating but however that is not really is main problem. His main problem was the last case that still haunts him and his problem becomes harder as he can’t remember what really happen!!
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He makes every effort to regain that memory and write it down to explain to the world what really happened. He traveled to Japan in hopes to find a way to regain his memory but only to find another unsolved case. The director/writer Bill Condon who is famous for his work in Gods and Monster, Dream Girls and The Fifth Estate really portrayed Sherlock as a technical and almost meticulous person. From his clothing and speeches, Bill Condon didn’t leave a detailed to be left to bring us that perceptive.

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Ofcourse the famous Holmes is not far away stalked by his fans and this case is a young boy by the name of Roger. Roger is the son of the house keeper and unlike his mother, he is gifted with the power of good mind in which Sherlock appreciates. Sherlock guides Roger in developing his mind and attitude but however this is not fully approved by Roger’s mother as she fears that Roger would go away from her.

Verdict

Kinda sad when we were watching the movie someone actually slept. Like we mention the movie has one the best dialogues and Ian McKellen just delivers them beautifully. Despite not being a hit movie and highly publicize, it’s a must watch movie for those Sherlock fans. TGV did the right thing bringing the movie into Malaysia and we hope more good movies gets into our local theater.

Favourite Line: “There seems to be an outbreak of mortality”

 

The Martian – Review

RATING:8.5/10

The Gist of It:
A movie about the discovery of the red planet and how Mark Watney survived alone up there. Full with state of the art effects, the movie is nothing like Interstellar in terms of plot but it doesn’t mean the movie is bad. Some of your friends would say this movie is related to Interstellar, we can assure you it’s not.

Mark Watney played by Matt Damon, is a mechanical engineer who was left stranded on Mars during a manned mission. Of course he been left behind wasn’t actual the entire plan.
As they was wrapping up their mission due to an unscheduled storm, Mark was left behind and due to the situation the crew – played by Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara,Michael Peña and Sebastian Stan believed that Mark has been the person to die in Mars. This news was also transferred to Nasa Director, Teddy Sanders and he announced to do world how the life of a hero of Mars was taken away.
Coming out of the sand, Mark was a injure but nothing life threatening. He decides to survive his ill fated situation by using his out the world botanic skills and make contact.
The direction and screenplay is something we are astound as it’s as written by Andy Weir. Matt Damon ofcourse played the part beautifully with humor and emoticons. The Martian could be the space version of Tom Hank’s Castaway. As Mark constantly talking to himself and observing his surroundings.1
By the way, this movie gets even better with a fan made map of highway that Mark Watney walked. Check it out here:
http://www.cannonade.net/mars.php#map

Verdict

If you love Cast Away and Interstellar, The Martian should a must watch movie for you and one of the best movie so far this year. With its magical effects and out this world attention to detail, it’s a movie not to be missed.

Favourite Line: “Screw you Mars”

 

PAN – Contest(ENDED)

Find out about the boy who can fly and never grows up in the latest PAN movie featuring the dashing Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard and Rooney Mara(The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) as Tiger Lily. Screenbite will giving tickets all this week, so join in and stand a chance to win a pair a tickets. Just answer few simple questions and the tickets could be yours.
By the way, do like Warner Brothers Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/WarnerBrosMalaysia for info about the contest.

Date : 7th October 2015 2015
Time : 9.30 pm
Venue : TGV 1 Utama
Hall: 6

Contest ends : 6th October 2015

T&C:

1. This contest is for Malaysian citizens only.
2. Winners selection is finalised by the judges at Screenbite and Twentieth Century Fox Film  Malaysia.
3. Only entries with full details required will be entertained.
4. Winners will be contacted personally via email.
5. Prizes will be sent to the address in the entry email.
6. Screenbite reserves the right to amend these rules at any time at its sole and absolute discretion.
7. Screenbite reserves the right to substitute or replace any prize with one of equal retail value. No complaints will be entertained on such matters.