Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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

Istanbul: Memories and the City

Istanbul-Memories and the City: A non-fiction written by Ferit Orhan Pamuk

In the eyes of romantic and intelligent individual, there is nothing inanimate. Everything is alive and has value. The fact that we demonstrate attachment with various degrees towards anything has shown that there is value in everything. Any changes occur on an object over time has shaped its appearance. Common eyes will consider the changes as something normal. But, among those who emotionally and logically active, the changes of appearance represent the object’s response towards its environment, which means that the object is alive. Such ideas can easily be seen in the work of brainy personalities like Ferit Orhan Pamuk. Through his able hands, brilliant mind, creative touch, and deep thought, he manages to transform the stories of his family and the changes which occurred in Istanbul into an outstanding novel entitled Istanbul: Memories and the City.

Istanbul: Memories and the City is not only telling the changes which happened in the family of Ferit Orhan Pamuk, but Read more

My Name is Red

My Name is Red: A fiction by Ferit Orhan Pamuk

I bought this novel in 2007 and it becomes my first novel written by a Nobel laureate, who happens to be a Turkish. I remember that moment. It was like love at the first sight when I read the first passages of My Name is Red. Truly speaking, I was challenged to create superb first paragraph, in order to captivate and lure readers, when I read its opening. A narration of a dead man about doesn’t know any clues on his murderer. The use of the first-point of view Orhan Pamuk in this novel has enricjed my past experience. About this novel, I would say that My Name is Red is the most successful first person in a novel. Orhan Pamuk is truly a rising star from East.

Regardless of Pamuk’s activism which makes the awarding process contains political purpose, My Name is Red, I think deserves the prize. The novel has magnificent characterization – something that makes me wonder on how Pamuk could do so. It has complete, through and detailed characterization. It is said that Pamuk Read more

Life of Pi

Life of Pi A fiction by Yann Martel

I forget the details of this novel, but I still remember how it feels reading a work which was awarded Man Booker Prize. I bought Life of Pi at the beginning of 2006, and I was impressed by the way AUTODESK work on its movie version years later. Still, there are some interesting facts derived from Life of Pi.

First, valuable insights to the animal world. Yann Martel had spent few years to write the novel, and he started it with introduction to the animal world he depicted from lives in a zoo. This section is very important to subsequent parts of Read more

White Castle

White Castle: A fiction by Ferit Orhan Pamuk

How does it feel seeing the world through the eyes of others? If you’re unable to cope with your imaginative power, then you’ll be easily get mad and angry. Unless you listen carefully and let the information come into your mind, you will get nothing but negative response and wasting your time. It’s all becoming worse if the both sides are not in equal position. This is the central theme of White Castle, which is Orhan Pamuk’s third novel. The quest of modernity and Cartesian point of view towards knowledge, coupled with the power of ego performed by Hoja upon his slave, will captivate readers of the work of the celebrated Turkish writer.

To read White Castle, one should concentrate more since Pamuk uses first-person narrative along the novel. It is easy to distinguish the characters at first. However, when it comes to intense relationship and Read more

Captain America: Civil War

Falcon, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, Captain America, Wanda and Barnes The Winter Soldier fight against team led by Tony Stark The Iron Man.

Collateral damage and unintended consequences are sometimes inevitable while justice in the making. Some realize that there’s always price for restoring order, some don’t. And when there’s no agreement between both parties, what will happen then? Sure, warfare of unprecedented magnitude will occur, especially when third party comes in play to make it worse.That’s the core of Sebastian Stan’s latest movie entitled Captain America: Civil War.

Driven by desires and beliefs to make this world a better place, the Avengers is divided into two big powers. The one is led by Steve Rogers The Captain America (Chris Evans), and the one has Tony Stark The Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) as the leader. Iron Man asks Captain America to Read more


Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

Adopted from the work of William Shakespeare, Macbeth is a story of a warrior being disgraced by his inability to overcome his evil ambitions. Gaining his fame in battlefields, a group of women in black dress tell him that he will be the king of Scotland. However, at the same time, they tell him that it is the son of Banquo, his fellow warrior, who replaces him as the king later.

Going home, Macbeth (Fassbender) tell his wife (Cotillard) about the saying. The women made him uneasy since the king is still active and alive. However, after his wife lures him with unemotional sexual intercourse, Macbeth surrenders and follows his wife’s advise: that he has to kill Read more

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Boggs leads his squad avoiding pod.

This is the last episode of The Hunger Games. The movie is quite tragic and dramatic – if one can’t say it disappointing. Too many deaths of the protagonists. On the other hand, the enemies, especially Snow, die too easy. The way Snow dies is similar to the way Finnick ends his life. It is odd to have a powerful man like Snow is easily captured and conquered in his own palace. The despotic Snow, despite his ability to divide-and-conquer, is even unable to have elite guard to protect him from attack launched by the rebels.

The 2nd part of the Mockingjay portrays more about emotional relationship between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Read more

The Last Witch Hunter

Vin Diesel is Kaulder in The Last Witch Hunter.

Kaulder (Vin Diesel) has worked together with the Order of Axe and Cross for more than 800 years. The companionship was started when he and 11 colleagues in search of the Witch Queen (Julie Engelbrecht). Kaulder managed to kill her who cursed him with eternal life on her last breath.

The scene is then turn to modern world today in which Kaulder has built close relationship with 36th Dolan (Michael Caine). One night both have a chat, and Dolan dies in the next morning. He is then replaced by Read more

Child 44


It is quite hard to value a movie on serial murders; it is usually ended in more drama and talk than in action. And Child 44 deals with that fact.

The movie begins by Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), a Ministry of State Security (MGB) Agent and war hero during Stalin’s administration in early Read more