Archives for : October2017

Thor Ragnarok – Review

Another Marvel movie done better. Thor: Ragnarok is something unexpected from the same character who was so serious in it last movie. One word to describe this movie is daring.
Taika Waititi, the man behind Thor: Ragnarok has found the formula of movie making and he used it well. Unlike the previous Thor movies, the character was mostly restricted by his Asgardian background. Taika, releases that part of him and Thor look even better and more entertaining. 
While it does feel like you’re watching a different version of the Guardian of the Galaxy, Taika comedic sense were more original and Chris Hemsworth was more relaxed. Taika was clever to keep the audience on screen while explaining the complicity of the movie without confusing. Which was a genius move. Taika explain beautifully the God of Death relationship with Thor and Loki while moving to another scene. God of Death played by Cate Blanchett was not only deadly but may we add sensual as hell. However don’t take that as full compliment to character. Well Hella has a good background but it does seems off at certain part.  For some reason our editor can’t stop looking at her. Loki played by the ever handsome Tom Hiddleston was more mischievous and it looked like Loki absolutely was having fun. Like how the title of the God of Mischief suppose to be. He was cunning, liar and continuously thinking of how his own survival.

Another character which we were excited was the talking Hulk. Yes Hulk can talk even thou most of his words is like Yoda(wait, is that Yoda beefed up). Hulk played by Mark Ruffalo was really most of the time smashing on something. But the fact he is in another planet could lead to another part Marvel expansion in which we won’t touch for now.

After all the movie aced it and even better was nicely constructed. By far, Thor Ragnarok is best among all Avengers movie and could be better than Guardian of the Galaxy. After the best character of them all is without a doubt is Korg played by non other, Taika himself. The Kiwi accent and jokes make you love him even more.

Do catch the post credit scenes after the movie. In total there is 2.

-Chris-

Olli Maki – Review

Why the happiest? That defeat enabled the skilled, disciplined but very modest Finnish boxer to withdraw from the high-powered and highly-financed arena of world engagement and settle into the richer rewards of a simple life with his sweetie Raija.

That’s all Olli ever wanted. He was fine with being European champ, but he’s pushed into the world title match and burdened with the onus of Representing Finland by his windy manager Elis It’s hard to say that everybody would end up liking it. Especially the sport segment. That’s a major drawback of the film, but the other way around this is still very good. Only if you are okay with the facts over entertainment. So as I’m who already saw the film want to give a piece of advice for those who are yet to see it that watch it as a romance film. Yep, it is a better romance film than a boxing film. That’s not how the pre developments swings, but it gets there a little late and then ends with an unexpected twist.

 

-Nazher-

Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba – Review

Adaptasi dari karya novelis thriller No 1 Malaysia Ramlee Awang Murshid ini mempunyai nilai seninya yang tersendiri, jalan cerita yang di susun kemas, lontaran dialog yang gah, serta sinematografi yang baik , pujian harus diberi pada Seth Larney atas kekemasan kesan khas yang digunakan.

Hasil tulisan dan olahan daripada Yasmin Yaacob dan Chi-Reng Choong wajib mendapat pujian, kerana berjaya mengolah skrip yang begitu utuh dan mampu memberi kesan yang mendalam kepada penonton.

Meskipun ‘tracking shot’ dan ‘slow-mo’ acapkali digunapakai dalam filem ini ianya tidak mencacatkan Tombiruo malah ianya berjaya menambahkan lagi impak sesebuah babak, lebih-lebih lagi babak aksi.

Sejujurnya saya tak sangka yang Zul Ariffin adalah Tombiruo, lagak ngeri dan babak aksi yang ditonjolkan sangat meyakinkan dan menunjukkan Zul bukan pelakon yang calang-calang. Walaupun ada pelakon veteran yang sedikit babaknya tetapi ia berjaya meninggalkan kesan kepada saya sebagai penonton, watak yang dipegang oleh Faizal Hussein dan Datuk M.Nasir mempunyai simbolik yang tersendiri.

Secara keseluruhan ianya sebuah karya yang cemerlang. Oh dan ianya mempunyai ‘kredit scene ‘ jadi jangan keluar panggung dulu.

Personal rating : 8.0/10

-Nazher-

Latin America Film Festival

The Latin America Film Festival is back again for 16th times in Malaysia. This year’s selection will include a wide range of genres, topics and styles such as romance, comedy, drama, animation, documentary and horror, giving the general public and movie goes a chance to immerse themselves into language – Spanish and Portuguese – as well as the cultural and social aspects of Latin American countries.


The Festival will be held from November 1st to November 8th and it’s organised by the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) comprised of Embassies from Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela in Malaysia. Joining this festival as well is Costa Rica while South Africa is the Guest Country giving an extra culture to festival.

The Festival will be held exclusively at GSC Pavilion KL from the 1st November till the 8th November 2017 and it’s FREE OF CHARGE. Each film will be shown with English subtitles every day from Wednesday the 1st till Wednesday the 8th at 9pm, with the exception of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November where the films will be shown on those days at 3pm, 6pm, and 9pm.

Below are list of film together with its date and timing.

Date Time Film
1st November 9pm *Margarita, the sweet chaos
2nd November 9pm Gente de Bien
3rd November 9pm Modern Nature
4th November 3pm
6pm
9pm
Anina – A fantastical journey into the world of a ten-year-old girl
*The House at the End of Time
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
5th November 3pm
6pm
9pm
Cuba Libre
*The man from the future
*Alma
6th November 9pm A ojos cerrados
7th November 9pm *Ilusiones S.A
8th November 9pm Inseparables

* Editor’s favorite.

Tokyo Ghoul – Review

From Manga to anime and now to the silver screen, Tokyo Ghoul has established their fanbase for this few years and many people loves it. The struggle the gore and the grotesque scene that makes their fan throw up. Since I’ve been watching Tokyo Ghoul anime for some time needles to say, this is an average adaptation for one of the most best selling manga in Japan. Easy to follow but suffers like many adaptations with the too much to explain with too little time syndrome. The pacing also had its ups and downs but mostly because of the intensity of some of its key scenes that make the quieter moments quieter.

Both Kubota and Shimizu play their parts well and, though I can already hear the overacting complaints from others despite Kubota really making a perfect Kaneki with the switches between calm and paranoia.

Overall is an average watchable live action and I’m hoping there will be a sequel for this movie, and a big shout out to Tgv Cinema for gives us a chance to make this premier night happen.

-Nazher-