Central Intelligence

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
Bob Stone alias Robbie Weirdicht acting as Dr. Dan and saves Calvin’s marriage.

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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Bebop and Rocksteady start entertaining TNMT fans since this series.

If your childhood is around 90’s, then the name Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must have been familiar to you. The adventure of the four teenage mutant turtles would be entertaining for most kids back then. Following the success of the cartoon series, Nickelodeon Movies tries to visualize it in big screen using state-of-the-art visual effects. The initiative seems to be serious one since the production company has released 2 (two) series of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Furthermore, in the recent episode, which is entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, a number of famous bad guys in the cartoon, has been introduced, such as Bebop and Rocksteady.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is started by Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), a famous scientist for some people, is trying to help Shredder (Brian Tee) escape from his transfer. In doing so, he is assisted by the Foot Clan, a ninjutsu clan led by The Shredder. The mission is accomplished by teleporting Read more

EuroTrip

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Among the four teenagers, it is only Scott who comes to Europe to pursue his love. The rest accompany him and experience a number of unexpected incidents which will make the audience laugh till the end of the movie.

Being teenager is liberating. No one can dictate how a teenager behaves and thinks since he or she demands is a world that’s rich in surprise and challenging situations. Such attitude drives a teenage embracing adventure, roaming in an uncharted territory, and develops hatred of unprecedented degree towards routine and predictability. However, most adults consider that fun is the only thing a teenage wants. EuroTrip, a 2004 teen movie directed by Jeff Schaffer, shows the opposite idea in funny and humorous ways. The film tells the story of a group of teenagers of different interests coming to Europe from the U.S. only to get what they want without losing a bound of friendship.

Inside the mind of Cooper Harris (Jacob Pitts) is having sexual intercourse with any sexy girl he encounters. One night in a school party, he meets his friends Scott Thomas (Scott Mechlowicz) who has been cheated by his girlfriend Fiona Read more

Kung Fu Yoga

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Randall, Jack, and Jones Lee dance at the end of the movie. Celebrating One Road-One Belt policy? One thing for sure, dancing solves everything.

When it comes to cooperative political agenda among two countries, cinema work seems to be one of the most efficient and effective ways to enhance the outcomes. We can learn this from the result of fruitful Xi Jinping’s visit to India few years ago. Back on May 2015, it was announced that both Asian giants will produce movie entitled Kung Fu Yoga to commemorate India-China relationship which has lasted for about two millenial; the most notable is Buddhism’s success story, a religion originated in India and gain most of its followers in China. However, the movie doesn’t involve such primordial and personal issue. As the millenium has changed, it is now materialism which has replace one’s religiosity and manifests into an adjective called greedy.

Kung Fu Yoga is started by Wang Xuance, the Tang Dynasty representative to India, c.a. 647 A.D. helps General Bhima of the Kingdom of Magadha in a battle against rebels led by General Arunasva. The envoy then goes to China in order to get reinforcement accompanied by General Bhima. Princess Gitanjani Read more

Mechanic: Resurrection

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Arthur Bishop tricks Malaysia police officer in order to get caught and launch his first mission.

It is quite rare to have an action movie which is able to combine romance, comedy and drama in proportional way. Most directors find it difficult to create such outcome. Dennis Gansel is different since he manages to overcome that difficulties, and we can see that from his latest movie starred by Jessica Alba and Jason Statham entitled Mechanic: Resurrection. Under his able hands, audience will be swayed by Jason’s martial skill, romantic relationship between Jason and Jessica Alba, and also entertaining performance of Tommy Lee Jones.

Mechanic: Resurrection is started by scene in which Otto (Jason Statham) being chased by Crain’s assistant (Lynette Emond) and her team. Otto, who is now having new life in Brazil, refuses to do another mission as Crain (Sam Hazeldine) requests. Knowing that his position has been acknowledged, Otto a.k.a. Arthur Bishop, moves to Read more

League of Gods

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The presence of Naza gives meaningful entertaining element of the League of Gods.

In our recent modern world, the need of stories rich in wisdom and teaching has made it interesting to visualize legends into movie. Such initiative seems to be able to convey doctrine in entertaining way. However, that’s not something easy to carry out since the world of legends has magic and metaphysical contents that provide trap for the cinema workers. They need to work harder in order to deliver movies of superb performance. Otherwise, what they have as the outcomes will be movies of wonderful story but have poor quality. Still, the undertaking, such as League of Gods, the most recent Angelababy’s movie, should be appreciated.

Just like most legends, League of Gods inspires us with the story about power, authority, and greed. The movie is started by King Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-fai) who wants to execute the Grand Elder of the Invisible Tribe. Together with his Empress Daji (Fan Bingbing), the king, who has surrendered his soul to the Black Dragon as the compensate of power and authority in this world, is about to end the life of the Grand Elder since the old man is able to see the future of King Zhou. The Grand Elder must die because he Read more

Deadpool

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Weasel being interrogated at his bar by Angel Dust.

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former special forces soldier who spends his after-service years protecting the weak. A paid service. Then he meets Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) who changes his boring life. Everything turns different since he is diagnosed cancer. Depressed, he leaves Vanessa to get Read more

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Solo, Kuryakin and Gaby in Istanbul. [Source: Telegraph]
What if two agents of the opposite countries work together on the same mission? If it happens today, the use of high-tech tools might save the audience from boredom. But, in 1960s, it is the comedy that provides savior.

The movie depicts East Berlin in 1960s. One day, Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) has a mission to extract Gaby Teller (Alicia Vikander) from East Berlin. At the same time, Ilya Kuryakin (Arnie Hammer), a KGB agent, is ordered to stop such mission. Gaby’s father is an alleged Nazi scientist turned USA collaborator at the end of Read more

My Stupid Boss

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Bossman and Diana the Kerani at the bossman’s room.

At some points, working is the best escape from boring daily inactivity. But, what if the solution brings further trouble to one’s mental health? It will be more problematic if the the trouble comes from the individual of highest level at the office, i.e. the boss, who has personal relationship with the special one back home. Serious movie on this would be a boring show, and audience will be entertained if the story is delivered on the opposite style: Comedy.

That is the central theme of My Stupid Boss, the latest Indonesian movie starred by Reza Rahadian, Bunga Citra Lestari and a number of celebrated Malaysian actors and actresses. Trying to get rid of useless life in new neighborhood in Kuala Lumpur, Diana (Bunga Citra Lestari) wants to get a job. Her husband, Dika (Alex Abbad) gives her a try by suggesting her to his old friend who happens to have a Read more

Koala Kumal

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Dika and Trisna find each other in the aftermath of being cheated by Andrea.

Broken heart is tragedy and misery, unless one manages to turn it into a comedy. That’s what happens to the story of Koala Kumal, the most recent movie of Raditya Dika, a celebrated young comedian nationwide. Being cheated by Andrea (Acha Septriasa) right on the days prior to their wedding day, Dika (Raditya Dika) finds himself suffers from writer’s block for more than a year. He has no more other options but to overcome the problem; something that drives him to embrace his life using another perspective.

Dika discovers that the only solution he has to release the burden he has is hanging out with new people. Then he starts his journey in Read more