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Jupiter Ascending – Review

A movie that had mix review before even it even came out due to ‘changed’ director. Anyway  Lana and Andy Wachowski brother and sister, previously known as the Wachowski’s brothers as back with another concept movie. They are famous for The Matrix trilogy and V for Vendetta and only that so far. Their last movie, Cloud Atlas was a little hard to digest but constructive.

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The winning alternate poster

 

Plot
The future of mankind rest on a girl who cleans toilet for living but is actually is reincarnation of a powerful person in the entire galaxy and the earth is part of her property. Jupiter is that girl. Daily wishing for a better life while cleaning other people’s house and a more exciting life, one day everything just changed. She met Caine whose mission  to rescue her and bring her safely back to Titus Abrasax. Caine faces some trouble as Balem Abrasax and Kalique Abrasax also wants Jupiter.
All the Abrasax wants is that the inheritance will be on the their name instead of Jupiters. During the meeting with Titus, Jupiter understands how the Abrasax’s has been so successful to date. Titus tries to get married Jupiter but however stopped by the courages Caine but it doesn’t end there as Balem enter the picture to get to Jupiter and the dispute continues.

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Those stunning eyes.

 

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The plot is really heavy talking about how another undiscovered race who rules over earth and extremely advanced. Similar idea to The Matrix and a little futuristic like Cloud Atlas. One person who is so powerful and rule all over everyone and a world that beyond our imagination. The plot is a little strong and compressed in which should have been divided to another part.
For us, it happened to fast and how Jupiter is so relax is beyond our understanding. We saw some MIB technology in this movie and some alien that require Agent J’s clearance.
On the character, Mila Kunis was so plain. There is nothing special about her anymore. She was talking to much and just being herself which almost made us doze off. Channing Tatum in the other hand seems been trying to hard to capture the character. He is suppose to play this bad*ass half dog human hybrid but it doesn’t connect. What we saw was like Duke just got on the wrong flight back home and fighting his way with some MIB aliens.

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Rating 4.5/10
A movie produced by the people who was well known in making good movie, this is kinda sad. Which ever Wachowski’s brother that had their sex change should just change back to what ever they were when they were making good movies. It feels like Michael Jackson forgot nose and still showed up for the Emmy.
The CGI was good but only that. The rest is just bullet shots that missed their target.

Release date: 5th February 2015

JUPITER ASCENDING – Contest(ENDED)

Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in “JUPITER ASCENDING,” an original science fiction action adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things.  Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks.  Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, “JUPITER ASCENDING” is written and directed by the Wachowskis.  Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom they have collaborated since “The Matrix” Trilogy, is producing, together with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski.  Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.

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Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) and Mila Kunis (“Oz the Great and Powerful”) lead an international cast that also includes Sean Bean (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy), Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”), Douglas Booth (“LOL”), Tuppence Middleton (TV’s “The Lady Vanishes”), Doona Bae (“Cloud Atlas”), James D’Arcy (“Hitchcock”) and Tim Pigott-Smith (“Alice in Wonderland”).

Behind the scenes, “JUPITER ASCENDING” reunites the Wachowskis with their longstanding collaborators, who most recently worked with them on “Cloud Atlas.”  They include Oscar®-winning director of photography John Toll (“Braveheart,” “Legends of the Fall”); production designer Hugh Bateup; editor Alexander Berner; costume designer Kym Barrett; and hair and makeup designer Jeremy Woodhead.  The music is composed by Oscar® winner Michael Giacchino (“Up”).

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“JUPITER ASCENDING” will showcase the kind of cutting-edge visual effects that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films.  Dan Glass (“Batman Begins,” “Cloud Atlas”) is the film’s visual effects supervisor, a post he has occupied for the Wachowskis since “The Matrix” Trilogy.  Additionally, John Gaeta, the visual effects Oscar® winner behind “The Matrix,” is contributing to the visual effects design.

Set for release beginning February 5, 2015, “JUPITER ASCENDING” is a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, in association with Anarchos Productions.  It 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.

Movie Prizes

 

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Prizes X 3

1 x JUPITER ASCENDING  Exclusive T-shirt
2 x JUPITER ASCENDING  Movie Passes

Movie Questions:

1. Jupiter Ascending is the first original sci-fi epic from directors Lana and Andy Wachowski since this genre-defining blockbuster trilogy, which debuted in 1999. Name the first film in the trilogy?

2. True or False? Jupiter Ascending marks the third film in which stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis have appeared together.

3. If you’re an heir to the throne, what would be your first amendment as a ruler and why?

T&C:
1. This contest is for Malaysian citizens only.
2. Winners selection is finalized by the judges at Screenbite and Warner Brothers 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: 11th February 2015. Winner will be announced  on 16th  February 2015 on Screenbite.my.

 

WINNERS

Mimi Leow – I would alter the balance of the cosmos, so there may be justice in the Galaxy.

Nur Azwa Asham – I will change the education system by allowing students to learn according to their passion and interest in specified classrooms which is based on Montessori schools. The students will also have an annual activity to help and volunteer for good causes.

Michael Low – I would dictate that the people’s welfare to be looked at immediately. Adequate food and supplies must be provided to the poor. the unemployed to be given jobs and trained at areas with will help to sustain their living. Children to be provided education and the appropriate skills to build a better future for the nation.

 

MUST WATCH MOVIES (2014)

Happy New Year.

Now that you’ve heard it for the millionth time today since it’s New Year’s Eve, you’re probably getting ready for a wild night out or perhaps a cozy night in, either way you’ve still got time to breeze through this list of must watch movies. I’m secretly hoping that you haven’t watched any of these yet so that I’d get some credit for introducing them to you.

So before you get drunk, dance on the bar, lose your phone, get naked or get arrested, here’s a couple of movies in no order whatsoever that you’d probably wanna check out so you won’t feel left out when it pops up during a conversation tonight with that pretty girl.
(or guy, handsome guy, not pretty guy -wait, no.. well, let’s just go with whatever you turns you on, alright).

I love you, I fear you.

I love you, I fear you.

Gone Girl 9/10
A wicked satire of how fear works within the confines of a relationship. I found Gone Girl to be rather illogical at times but I have to admit, it kept me wondering what would happen next and not just that, it kept me WANTING to know what would happen next.

Dev's Bucket list : Fall in love with a French woman.

Dev’s Bucket list : Fall in love with a French woman.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (7/10)
If like me, you share a fondness towards French & Indian culture, food and acting quality then this is the movie for you. On the other hand, it’s 2014’s foodie movie alongside a personal favourite of mine, Jon Favreau’s Chef.

Alright, alright, alright.

Alright, alright, alright.

Interstellar (7/10)
Interstellar is full of moral ambition, breathtaking visuals and award-winning acting ability. However, it is presented in a rather pedestrian manner due to Nolan’s rightly placed lack of confidence in the intelligence of his audience. Over-hyped by the masses, above-average for the critics.

You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy.

You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy.

The Babadook (8/10)
The horror genre has been plagued by a multitude of generic plots and failed attempts at milking franchises (*cough* Annabelle) but The Babadook brings a fresh perspective that is usually seen in thrillers. By the end of this haunting tale about a grieving mother and her child, you’d be wondering who you should fear more, the monster in the dark or yourself?

Keep Calm and Reset.

Keep Calm and Reset.

The Edge of Tomorrow (8/10)
Exceptionally entertaining, consistently humorous and all-around great visuals that makes you feel like you’re watching a 2-hour video game, which in my book, is fantastic. Tom Cruise remains lovable even when we should feel the exact opposite for his character.

What a bunch of A-holes.

What a bunch of A-holes.

Guardians of the Galaxy (10/10)
Not much can be said about this comic adaptation that you haven’t already heard or read somewhere else besides it successfully introducing a generally unknown team of dysfunctional superheroes and turning Guardians of the Galaxy into a household name alongside the likes of Batman, Superman & the X-Men. Another new addition to the A-list acting fraternity is the charmingly hilarious Chris Pratt who makes Star-Lord his own in similar fashion to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine & Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
All in all, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is my pick for 2014’s Best Movie.

You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know babies taste the best.

You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know babies taste the best.

Snowpiercer (7/10)
Much like the Edge of Tomorrow, this too plays out like a video game but instead has a darker, grittier appeal to it that promises to be highly entertaining, fast-paced and morally-provoking.

There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant... oh, fuck it.

There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (9/10)
Wes Anderson retains his rather eccentric but highly entertaining direction style in The Grand Budapest Hotel to present the oddball adventures of the European hotel’s concierge and it’s lobby boy. Artsy backdrops and quirky characters makes The Grand Budapest Hotel a strong contender for 2014’s Movie of the Year.

The sky looks beautiful. Maybe I should fall off the roof more often.

The sky looks beautiful.
Maybe I should fall off the roof more often.

Boyhood (9/10)
A cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word. Filmed over the course of 12 years to not just tell a coming of age story but to truly revolutionize the genre. Richard Linklater’s ability to capture natural human chemistry is as much of a gift to the cinematic art form as this movie.
(P.S: Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise is one of the best romance movies ever made.)

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME AND I'M BATMAN!

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME AND I’M BATMAN!

The LEGO Movie (7/10)
Retaining the same qualities that made LEGO the brand powerhouse that it is, The LEGO Movie is contemporary, inventive & most importantly, fun for all ages. Backed by loads of stars, The LEGO Movie is most definitely 2014’s surprise of the year. Oh and… I’M BATMAN.

My Name is Jeff

My Name is Jeff

22 Jump Street (8/10)
From the same guys that brought you The Lego Movie, 22 Jump Street is EXACTLY the same as it’s prequel. With that fact in mind, it laughs at itself making this one of the best comedies that’s been released in quite some time. Not to mention, spawning the hilarious internet meme/ catch phrase, “My Name is Jeff”.

My motto is if you want to win the lottery you've got to make money to get a ticket.

My motto is if you want to win the lottery you’ve got to make money to get a ticket.

Nightcrawler (7/10)
If you were captivated by the brutal depths of the human psyche seen in American Psycho & Taxi Driver, you’d enjoy Jake Gyllenhaal’s disturbingly brilliant portrayal of an enthusiastic young man beginning a career in the morally abject world of crime journalism.

I feel like Birdman would make this list if it wasn’t being released in Malaysia NEXT YEAR ON JANUARY 15TH. sigh.

Bonus. Worst Movie of 2014?

Kill. Me. Now.

Kill. Me. Now.

Pre-pubescent rubbish known as The Interview. You’d probably enjoy this movie if you were smoking up but let’s be honest, we’d laugh at the word “skittles” if we were high. I love James Franco but I’m afraid even Green Hornet is better than this which is no way a compliment to that Seth Rogen disaster. Props to the advertising/marketing team though, the movie would be nothing if it weren’t for you guys. (2/10)

I’d like to point out that most of my favourites for this year aren’t on the list mainly because they’re either too artsy, too indie or French. If your interests are along those lines, hit me up in the comment section below and I’d be glad to provide you with a bunch of names to quench your creative thirst.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and regardless of how well 2014 was for you, have a better year in 2015.

-Dev

The Book of Life – Review

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a colorful and vibrant movie. The movie tell of the a story between a towns hero and heart following dreamer to win the heart of the ever brave – Maria.

Storyline

The movie is a combination friendship, honor and love. It begins with Maria whom both Monolo, a guitarist who follow singing instead of bull killing like his family and Joaquin the son of the town’s hero. The both have battling with each other to win Maria’s heart ever since they both were a child.
However their fight has been taken to another level as Xibalba and  La Muerte bets on who will win the heart of Maria. Xiabla is the ruler of the Land of the Forgotten and he is sick of that. He has been eyeing on La Muerte place for a long time. La Muerte is the ruler of the Land of the Remembered. Land of the Remembered is place where there is party 24/7 and happy while the Land of the Forgotten, pretty much is dull and forgotten.

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After years has passed, Maria has grown to be come the a beautiful lady.  Joaquin is strong and feared by the bandits while Monolo is a famous bull fighter. Even thou he is a bull fighter, Monolo hasn’t killed a bull before. His heart is still being a guitarist.
Xibalba who choose Joaquin wanted to win the bet so much that he cheated making sure that Maria will choose Joaquin over Monolo.

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Plot: 6/10
Review:7/10
Imax/3D: Not much of 3D. Even the interaction was 2D

 

Remark:  It’s an awesome animated movie. Loving the colors and the accapella songs. Kids will love for the friendship and adults would love it for the love.
A great movie to watch with the entire family.

The Book of Life: The Movie’s story

Check out the story of The Book of Life. It’s not you typical animated movie.

The Book of Life – Trailer

The latest animation from 20th Century Fox is The Book of Life which is about young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. The animation features the voice of Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum.

22nd Jump Street – Review

The latest Bromance movie by directer Phil Lord and Chris Miller has been nothing but laughter. An awesome acting Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum keeps the you giggling non stop. Compared to it’s previous movie 21st Jump Street, the sequel has better script and even better acting by both Jonah and Channing.

Storyline
Previously they were sent back to high school but now after earning some respect they are heading to college. Schmidt and Jenko are back undercover to hunt the Ghost. Not a Ghostbusters style but basically hunt  notorious drug dealer called The Ghost. Quickly getting in to action the two prep for college like it’s an “I am Legend” zombie apocalypse.

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In college, Jenko quickly became a hit while somehow Schmidt felt like it’s high school all over again but a little edge. He slept with Maya, she appeared in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift as cheerleader(she threw her bra). Jenko join the college football team and that didn’t set well with Schmidt.
Schmidt and Jenko visits their old friend Mr Walters and Eric in jail for advice on how to look for the WHYPHY (They call it WIFI) supplier. Walters notices a tattoo on the arm of the dealer in the picture the both brought him and he directs him to find the tattoo.

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Next the both are invited to join the fraternity but Schmidt decline the offer making the two’s relationship even more complicated.
After figuring out about Zook’s motive they met with Ghost and his thugs on campus. Ofcourse as his name figure, Ghost really Ghost out.

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Jenko broke the news to Schmidt about his football scholarship with Zook and shares his intent to not continue as a police officer. With that, Schmidt decides to move out and Maya left him after finding out who he is. Dr. Murphy , a psychology professor  was arrested as they found the trace of WHYPHY in his office.

Plot: 7/10
Review:8.5/10
Imax: No

Remarks: A really good police undercover movie and better still it’s hilarious. Not to be missed.