Self/Less

What is soul actually? Is it merely a function of brain wave? Then, what is body? Is it only an empty vessel in which your soul can be injected freely? Such intriguing questions will aries when you see this Self/Less.

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Edward Kittner is Damian Hale in Self/Less.

The story begins with Damian Hale (Ben Kingsley), a successful businessman, is dying. An offer by Professor Albright, that he can live eternally using other body, comes then. After a series of treatment which cost 250 billion USD, Damian finally enjoys his new life with new body previously owned by Edward Kittner. Then comes the nightmare when he misses a single drug. Damian is haunted by past experience of Edward Kittner.

The drug seems to work on erasing memories of the past user of the body. Damian then overcomes his curiosity by taking thorough investigation, only to discover that he is trapped into longing for an ideal family.

By the time he pursues assistance, Damian is gradually aware of the concept of life: that he should die and not take the life of others. At the end of the movie, he quits taking medication so that Edward Kittner back to life.

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The Other Side of the Door

Past memories and present emptiness might drive anyone unrealistic and delusional. The unpredictable nature of the future whether it will bring happiness or sorrow makes those of lame character and personality uneasy and unable to move on. The fact that either past or future has the same fate, i.e. will disappear, should bring awareness  that we, human, are basically live in the middle of two-eternal nothingness. We live today. We live by now. Thus, we need to embrace our current being and be thankfulness to what we are now. Otherwise, unhappiness is the only thing left for us.

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Maria doesn’t know that Myrtu is awaiting for her son.

That’s the moral of The Other Side of the Door, a horror movie using Indian  culture as its background. The movie is started by portraying Maria (Sarah Wayne Callies), who is haunted by her failure to save his son Oliver (Logan Creran) from being drowned; an incident which killed him eventually. Being depressed, she induces her unhappiness towards the rest of her families, especially Continue reading “The Other Side of the Door”

Hidden Figures

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Dorothy, Katherine and Mary have finally a white male police officer escorting them to office after acquiring the fact that they work for NASA.

It takes courage to be the first, especially within a society suffers from racial discrimination. Being ignored, neglected, is nothing compared to psychological torture experienced by the victim. It’s only those who have experienced similar behavioral process who can understand the importance of non-primordial issues, character and meritocracy above everything. It takes sensible human being to promote equality in order to achieve greater good. That’s the story learned from Hidden Figures which is Kevin Costner’s latest movie visualizing the role of Katherine Johnson during NASA’s first space program. Among African-American women in the institution, Katherine was the one responsible to perform calculation of flight trajectories for Continue reading “Hidden Figures”

Batman v. Superman

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Misunderstanding between Batman and Superman has left both superheroes involved in a battle.

Can superhero cause harm? Or, the worse, be considered reckless for causing collateral damages of unprecedented magnitude and, at the some points, being accused of doing violence against human rights due to performing methods of his own? That’s the central theme of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latest Ben Afleck’s movie.

The duel between Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod has left thousands of casualties. Instead of happiness, Superman brings suffers to others due to the magnitude of the battle, though the general is finally deceased by the demigod. At the same time, Batman (Ben Afleck) prefers to perform crime eradication with his own methods, leaving policemen and some people angry. People are getting tired of
superhero, then, with Superman treated as Continue reading “Batman v. Superman”

The Mummy

The Mummy
Nick and Vail are the liberators of precious antiquities.

There is nothing more appealing and tempting than power. It has become a human nature, since the beginning of human civilization, to do what is necessary to have it. Thus, it’s always interesting to produce movies using the quest of power as the main theme. The most recent work of Tom Cruise entitled The Mummy is one of them.

As narrated by Dr. Henry Jekyll at the beginning of the movie, The Mummy tells the story of Princess Ahmanet who was the sole heir to Egyptian monarch. It was not only the real situation, but also her desire. But, everything has changed after his father has baby boy. In order to gain power, she made a Continue reading “The Mummy”

John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2
To cover his crime, Santino has offered a $7 million for those who can finish John Wick.

In the world where blood is the currency, there is nothing more important and valuable than ethics. It is ethics that makes one’s position in a bloodbath is righteous one. What we see in John Wick: Chapter2 is the vivid example of the importance of code ethics among assasins or individuals within any underground criminal individuals. And, it is the fulfillment of the code ethics that will show that, at some points, a criminal is morally upright compared to those who seek money and power by staying behind the desk.

John Wick: Chapter 2 is started by scenes which John Wick (Keanu Reeves) continues his mission to have his stolen Mustang back. His only solution is tackle Abram Tarasov (Peter Stormare), Viggo’s brother and also uncle of Iosef. Abram is frightened after knowing the fact that John manages to Continue reading “John Wick: Chapter 2”

The Last Samurai

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Nathan Algren has decided to join Katsumoto’s resistance after perceiving that the Emperor is sort of puppet to Omura.

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 Continue reading “The Last Samurai”

Taken 3

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Bryan Mills needs to find the answer to the death of his ex-wife, and Oleg has the answer.

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 Continue reading “Taken 3”

A Most Wanted Man

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Annabel Richter and Issa Karpov come to Tommy Brue to talk about the future of the money Issa has.

It is imperative to be able to cope with past failures. It will bring more fatal failures in the present day and the future otherwise. However, when dealing with failure, most people focus more on technical aspects; and ignore the facts that some persons may contribute to the failure. Some persons proven to be parasitic or, in better way, opportunistic; and they don’t even care about the impact of what they have done to others. And, this kind of people make use the issue of friendship, professionalism or other social form of relationship. This is the core of A Most Wanted Man, one of the latest films of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman released in 2014.

Taking place in Hamburg, A Most Wanted Man portrays Gunther Bachman (Philip Seymour Hoffman), an ambitious government agent working on unconventional methods of recruiting people of jihadist ties who come to Germany to start a new life. Nearly all of them are of Arabic blood. He tries to reconcile with his past failures on the similar business, and quite successful in recruiting Jamal Abdullah (Mehdi Dehbi), son of Dr. Faisal Abdullah (Homayoun Ershadi), a Moslem philanthropist whose connection with Islamic foundations spark his interest. In the meantime, there comes Issa Karpov (Grigory Dobrygin) from Turkey. The political refugee Continue reading “A Most Wanted Man”

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