Self-discovery is a mystery. We can never know where and when we will gain understanding about our own character. What is left for us is a painstaking and endless effort to get the outcomes since, basically, everyone is blessed by the courage to claim his birthright. One thing for sure, no revolution occurs during steady moment; mainly due to an anxious personality will not be able to establish peaceful situation surrounding him. The journey of self-discovery is the main topic in The Last Samurai, a film starring Tom Cruise and Ken Watanabe as the leading characters released in 2003.
The Last Samurai is opened by a scene in which Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is about to demonstrate the newly invented rifle. The man has very low self-esteem caused by his past actions as officer of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment to Indian people. He has no friends but alcohol and regret until the day when he has Col Bagley (Tony Goldwyn), an active army officer, and Omura (Masato Harada), a Japanese Read more
It takes time and effort to pay for debt. But, some people take more practical measures and shortcut in order to do so. The worst is that they willing to sacrifice the life of the loved ones. They don’t care about the method, as long as they successfully meet their goal. This is the core of Taken 3 which is the final episode of the Taken trilogy, an action thriller cinema work starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen as the members of the Mills’. This is the last performance of the three artists which ends the movie as well. No wonder if there are numerous dramatic change within the plot and the story.
Taken 3 is opened by a scene in which Oleg Malankov (Sam Spruell), a Russian mob, asks his business client to pay for the debt. Unable to get the money from the safe, Oleg gives his client a lesson by brutally killing the accountant. The next scene will be Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) gives a birthday present for Kim Mills (Maggie Grace). He then calls Lenore Mills-St. John (Famke Janssen), asking her to Read more
Bruce Willis is getting older. Now, he needs to be killed to end his movie. No more happy ending for Bruce’s lovers since Hollywood seems to be ready to replace him with younger star such as Kellan Lutz. Both play as father and son in their latest duet with Gina Carano in the Extraction.
Leonard Turner (Bruce Willis) is the best field agent CIA ever had. One day he was captured and forced to tell all of his contacts within the organization of his kidnapper. Otherwise, the life of Kate Turner, his wife, and Harry Turner, his son, will pay for it. He managed to kill all of his kidnappers and flee, but his wife was brutally murdered in return. The incident brings traumatic experience to Read more
Getting older, Kate Winslet seems about to leave her romantic and beauty touch. Following her performance in the first two Divergent series, she is now becoming an antagonist more than ever. In her latest movie, i.e. Triple 9, for instance, she plays the role of Irina Vlaslov, wife of a Russian mob godfather who seems to be more powerful than her husband. To get what she wants, Irina manipulates a gang of corrupt policemen and criminals in which her brother in law, Michael Belmont (Chiwetel Ejiofor), is among its members.
The movie directed by John Hillcoat is started by a scene in which Marcus Atwood (Anthony Mackie), Jorge Rodriguez (Clifton Collins, Jr.), Michael Belmont, Russell Welch (Norman Reedus), and his brother Gabe Welch (Aaron Paul) set up a plot to Read more
Corrupt officer will always be interesting theme for a movie, especially if the wrongdoer is of intelligence unit. Surely, it involves intrigues to get proper and perfect scapegoat for his action. That’s what makes Bastille Day interesting action movie of the week.
For Michael (Richard Madden), daily life is never boring. Being a notorious and professional pickpocket, he is exposed to brand new challenge everyday in order to get money to pursue his dream of becoming a medical school student. One day, he makes a mistake and proven to be unfortunate for stealing wrong package from Zoe Neville (Charlotte Le Bon). Instead of getting money Read more
What makes the world go around? It is nothing more than ego. The same driving force might be the cause, the primary cause, of the creation of this world. But, whose ego then? Surely, it is God’s ego that plays the role of the governing dynamics. He doesn’t need human being to worship Him. Nevertheless, He needs us, human being, to make sure His Existence and Power recognizable. Like it or not, we must get used to such asymmetrical relationship until we die.
Gods of Egypt, the latest movie of Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush best illustrates the notion above. Set (Gerard Butler) and Osiris (Bryan Brown) are brothers; sons of Ra (Geoffrey Rush), the Creator of the Universe and serves as the most powerful God. Set is hungry for power. On the coronation of Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), son of Osiris, as the next King of Egypt replacing his father, Set Read more
How far does a corrupt man bring down a system? The answer will be an unthinkable, unimaginable disaster. British government might have superb and magnificent Corruption Perception Index, but it doesn’t make Russian government buy it. Russian doesn’t buy such a crap, and we can see that in the most recent Aaron Eckhart’s movie entitled London Has Fallen.
The movie is started by a scene in which Aamir Barkawi (Alon Moni Aboutboul), a notorious terrorist godfather, has his daughter’s wedding ceremony in Pakistan bombed by a collaborative action of counter-terrrorist governments. Somehow, he is survived along with his sons. Two years later, they launch revenge: First, by killing British Prime Minister James Wilson; and Second, by Read more
Friendship is not something taken for granted: It is something subject to numerous tests. Even if there is no meaningful reason to do the test, it is imperative to acquire and assess the value of friendship anytime. Only that way we will discover the degree of loyalty of the people or friends around us. This might be the ultimate moral value of the recent Jesse Eisenberg’s Now You See Me 2.
Dylan Shrike (Mark Ruffalo) still questions the death of his father, Lionel Shrike (Richard Laing). Though he manages to put Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) in jail, the tragedy haunts him every time. Trying to pursue his own mission and ambition, he runs double life: as an FBI agent and also as the master of the Four Horsemen of The Eye. One day, when he and The Four Horsemen – Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco), Lula (Lizzy Caplan) and Merritt Read more
It takes courage and brave personality to be yourself. Indeed, that’s not something easy to accomplish and to do, especially if one has burden in the past for being predicted and expected to be someone else by most of his companion. Such condition drives someone to be unable to perceive and be appreciative towards his current being. That’s the central theme of Central Intelligence, the most recent comedy movie resulted from nice co-work between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
Back in 1996, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) had everything a student dreams about. He was not only smart and talented, but also famous and won the heart of his contemporary students and predicted to be a highly successful Read more
When it comes to father-and-son relationship, revenge is the only one left when someone has ruined the relationship. That’s what makes Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) survives, no longer afraid of death since he has experienced numerous incidents common people won’t be able to overcome. With his own eyes, he sees Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) stabs to death Hawk (Forrest Goodluck), his son and his only surviving family member. When it happens, Glass can do nothing but lies on branches of trees, made for him after bizarre quarrel with a bear which successfully made him physically wounded.
The story of The Revenant is started when Glass and his son work for a group of trappers. Both father and son are hunting for deer when the group is suddenly attacked and slaughtered by Arikara Indians. Then they help Read more