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.

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.


Gods of Egypt

Bek and Horus at the garden created by Osiris.

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 Continue reading “Gods of Egypt”

The Legend of Tarzan

The legendary Tarzan is John Clayton III a.k.a. Lord Greystoke, the husband of Jane Porter.

As a movement, human rights is something rather new. It takes World War II, in which persecution towards Jews in Europe took place, to introduce the concept globally. However, only a few realize and remember what European countries did (and do?) upon the third countries and the rest of the world for centuries prior to the world war happened. Colonialism, persecution, slavery, mass murder and ethnic cleansing are among cruel and nasty things they did in the past. Such inhuman and immoral conducts gave birth numerous famous legends worldwide, which is The Legend of Tarzan is one of them.

Tarzan (Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård) is John Clayton III or Lord Greystoke, a British nobleman of the Greystoke’s who is raised by gorillas in the African jungle. As he is introduced to human civilization and Continue reading “The Legend of Tarzan”


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 Continue reading “EuroTrip”

Mechanic: Resurrection

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 Continue reading “Mechanic: Resurrection”

Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2

Separated for years, Rangga and Cinta share their moment in Yogyakarta.

It is usually hard to visualize a love story into interesting cinema work, especially when it deals with the continuation. Instead of giving superb performance and entertaining movie, the work is playing a sort of trap to the audience – hiding behind the success story of the previous work. Only a little which manages to maintain such quality, and Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2, latest work of Riri Riza, a celebrated Indonesian movie director, is among those successful work. The continuation of movie of the same title has proven to be successful in giving entertaining performance to its audience who have been waiting for nearly 14 years to discover the end of love story between Rangga and Cinta.

Separated for 9 years and lives in different countries, Rangga (Nicholas Saputra) and Cinta (Dian Sastrowardoyo) have ‘unfinished’ love story. Deep in Continue reading “Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2”

Koala Kumal

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 Continue reading “Koala Kumal”

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