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Doctor Strange – Review

Another adaption of the marvel comic is here. Doctor Strange is about a man who is just selfish(Too put it in short). What start out to be journey of physical healing at first becomes a self healing.
Will this adaption up hold to the Marvel universe as we know it?

The Gist of It:

Dr. Stephen Strange(Benedict Cumberbatch) a expert medical practitioner was on top of the league when one night a horrific car accident changed everything. A first look on his condition, he knew it was impossible for him to ever practice medicine.
After looking hope and almost giving up, he got a lead that he possibility could regain his hands back. This journey would take him to Katmandu, Nepal.
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Strange first met Mordo(Chiwetel Ejiofor). In the comics, Mordo is the direct adversary to Strange. Mordo brought Strange to The Ancient One who was played by Tilda Swinton. The Ancient One explains that the healing and also why is she actually. Strange who was a disbelieved, quickly were made a believer. Strange interest in learning the magical powers grew. His knowledge grew quickly and so his power.

Everything was well right until Kaecilius; a former student of The Ancient One attacks the temple. From there on, everything is all about action.

The Review

In the beginning of the movie, seems…how can we put it; fast. The development of the movie was too fast. From the beginning to the climax, in our opinion is too fast. Which comes to surprise especially when the movie is being directed by Scoot Derrickson. Scott’s work as some of you may know are Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and etc. So he is an expert on laying down a good foundation of a movie but for an action movie just isn’t his forte. Let’s leave at that.0402-sub-benedict-cumberbatch-chiwetel-ejiofor-dr-strange-splash-4
Benedict Cumberbatch has a making of an ego and sell centered person but some how in this movie that wasn’t shown a 100%. It was very mild on his a**hole part. He did way better in Star Trek if to be compared.
The storyline –  a little fragile. Not the best story-line that we have seen from Marvel. It was very childish and a 90’s kinda plot. It was very see through and predictable.

So what was the best part of the movie? To be honest is the after scene. Well there is 2 of them, so be sure wait till the end of the movie. One will be about the Thor Ragnarok and the other could be possibility about Doctor Strange part 2 as they have finally introduce Mordo as the villain.

The Accountant – Review

Ben Affleck returns with another action flick movie. This time portraying as an accountant. Yes you read it right. An accountant. But don’t fooled the title, The Accountant is about an freelance accountant who does the book for dangerous criminals and he is good at it.

The Gist of It:
Ben Affleck played Christian Wolff a math savante with more affinity for numbers than people. Due to his autism condition, well numbers is something that calms him down. Due to that fact, he is really good at it. He does accounts for some of the baddest people in world. Making sure their money doesn’t go missing. tac-10645
He is good at his job. So good, that people has start asking around about him. Well to keep things safe, he decided to an account for Living Robotics. Assuming that company is clean and shouldn’t leave any obvious trails. First day at work, he meets this young girl who shares the same passion for maths named Dana Cummings. Yup Cummings. Played by the cute Anna Kendriks. 

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Just focusing on his work, Chris quickly start doing the accounts and found alot of irregularity. No surprise to him as his does this all the time.
Things quickly takes up different turn the next morning as all his work was wipe clean and the client, Lamar Black(John Lithgow) wants him out don’t want to have anything to do with Chris. This is right after Ed Chilton, the CFO of the company was found dead. Chris, not able to finish the work at task feels frustrated and angry. He tries to calm his nerves by doing what he is trained. Long range shooting. Usually its a regular thing, he goes to one his clients ranch and just shoot. But this time he feels amiss. Someone was hunting him. Taking action into his own hand, he kills the hitmans and found out that they also out killing Ms Cummings. Feeling partially responsible, he set his target to save her.tac-06743

The Review

Directed by Gavin O’Connor, we quickly found out why the movie is so complex and messy. You must understand something, Ben Affleck is also director. Two cooks in one kitchen. That what we can conclude from this movie. While the storyline was good, the direction of the movie very not balanced. The constant wanting the revert to the character past is such a draw back that it keep on miss use of the movie time.
We can see Ben strong character and direction from the movie and at the same time Gavin’s direction aswell. So when the two combine, we can see Ben’s character acting rather Batman and Gavin’s of telling story of brothers.

The Accountant – Contest

Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo,” upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”)stars in the title role of “The Accountant,” from director Gavin O’Connor (“Miracle,” “Pride and Glory,” “Warrior”).Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations.  With the Treasury department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick)has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars.  But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
“The Accountant” also stars Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (“Up in the Air,” “Into the Woods”), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash,” the “Spider-Man” films), Jon Bernthal(“Fury,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Jean Smart (TV’s “Fargo,” “24”), and Cynthia AddaiRobinson (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”), with Jeffrey Tambor (TV’s “Transparent,” “The Hangover” films) and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (“Interstellar,” “Terms of Endearment,” “The World According to Garp”).
O’Connor directed the film from a screenplay by Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”).  The film was produced by Mark Williams and Lynette Howell, with O’Connor, Jamie Patricof and Marty Ewing serving as executive producers.The behind-the-scenes creative team includes two-time Oscar-nominated director of
photography Seamus McGarvey (“Anna Karenina,” “Atonement,” upcoming “Pan”), production designer Keith Cunningham, Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”), costume designer Nancy Steiner, and Oscar-nominated composer Mark Isham (“Warrior,” “A River Runs Through It”).Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Electric City Entertainment/Zero Gravity Management Production, a Gavin O’Connor Film, “The Accountant.”  The film is slated for release in Malaysia beginning October 20, 2016. 

The Wailing – Contest

In THE WAILING (GOKSUNG), the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Chun Woo-hee) in an otherwisequiet village coincides with a rash of vicious murders, causing panic and suspicion amongst thevillagers. When the daughter of investigating officer Jong-Goo (Kwak Do-won) falls under the samesavage spell, he calls for a shaman (Hwang Jung-min) to assist in finding the culprit.
We are giving a PAIR of tickets to watch the prermier of THE WAILING this 11th October 2016 at GSC 1Utama. Just answer the simple question and maybe you could be lucky one. Do like Fox Movies Facebook page at https://www.Facebook.com/WarnerBrosMalaysia for more info about the movie.