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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.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Review

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is nothing but pure AWESOME!! The non stop super hero action movie features Chris Pratt as the cheeky Star Lord whose curiosity often leads to trouble which in this case leads straight to Ronan the Accuser.

Storyline
It all starts with Star Lord stealing the Orb which is actually the Infinity Stone. The Infinity Stone is said to have the power destroy worlds and Thanos is seeking for it. To retrieve the orb, Thanos uses the service of Ronan the Accuser. In return, Ronan expect Thanos to assist him to destroy Kree.
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Peter Quill tries to sell the Orb and ends up getting captured by the Nova Corps with Gamora – Thanos’s step daughter whose mission was to retrieve the Orb. Also ended up getting captured was Rocket and Groot(I AM GROOT).
Once captured, Gamora’s reputation precedes her as the daughter of The Mad Titan and henchman of Ronan. She quickly captures the attention of Drax the Destroyer. Drax hates anything and everything about Ronan as Ronan killed the Drax’s wife and daughter.
guardians-of-the-galaxy-nebula-01Peter manage to convince Drax not to kill Gamora and the five end’s up working together to escape. Rocket’s intelligent and creativity help them to escape the sophisticated prison in style. After exiting the unusual companion head straight to Taneleer Tivan a.k.a The Collector. Tivan collects everything that moves in the galaxy.
RocketRaccoonOfcourse the deal the goes wrong and Ronan ends up getting what he wanted; The Orb. Ronan absorbs the power of the stone and start apposing  Thanos himself. Ronan full of himself head straight to Kree with the confidence to destroy Kree once and for all.
Peter Quill and the rest of Guardians start working together in order to save the universe. They made a deal with The Ravages and enroute to Kree for the final battle.

Plot: 9.0/10
Review:9.5/10
Imax: Yes

Remarks: Director and writer really surprises us with his latest movie. He plays the movie extremely good while hitting all the right notes. Our kudos to him and hope the same result for his next movie.
The movie is a must not miss summer movie. If you thought Planet of the Apes was good, wait until you watch Guardians of the Galaxy. We would recommend that your watch it with a box of tissue as the movie is heart moving.
Please also note that Zoe Saldana is SEXY as I AM GROOT(hell in this movie). 

Guardians of the Galaxy – Trailer

The new trailer looks even better than the previous trailers that came out. It has more ‘ingredient’ but it that said so could it be that Guardians of the Galaxys would rival the Avengers or is this movie would just be a stepping base for the next Avengers?