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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Now You See Me 2

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.

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The Four Horsemen meet Walter Mabry in Macau.

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 Continue reading “Now You See Me 2”

Ghost in the Shell

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Batou and Mira seek Kuze’s whereabouts after the cerebral hacking incident.

The idea that robot can do some things more efficient and effective than human being has delivered initiatives to develop robotics engineering as a branch of science and discovery nowadays. A wild imagination says that in the near future the boundary between human and machine is disappearing due to the advancements in the field; allowing humans to enhance themselves with cybernetic parts. Ghost in the Shell, the most recent Scarlett Johansson movie, visualizes this wild fantasy which occurs in the era when technology makes it possible to transplate human brain into a fully synthetic body; a initiative that results in the strongest attributes of human and robot.

Mira (Scarlett Johansson) has no past memories other than being drowned. A terrorist attack has damaged her body and it’s only her brain can survive. Thanks to Dr. Ouelet (Juliette Binoche) who manages to put her brain into a Continue reading “Ghost in the Shell”

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”

Allegiant

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Social unrest in the new Chicago has risen a new society called itself Allegiant

The use of scientific method to engineer society has been a popular theme for movies. For quite a long time, people are fascinated by the desire to control and show supremation to others by means of logically-sound techniques. The campaign of the supremation of scientific methods and logic has never ceased despite the facts that the employment of its discoveries to engineer society always ends in failure. That’s the core of the latest movie of Divergent the Series entitled Allegiant.

Jeanine is dead, leaving an uncontrolled society in which a battle of interests occurs. Such condition forces Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her friends to leave Chicago for good: to find new world by jumping over the Wall. Accompanied by Four (Theo James), Caleb Continue reading “Allegiant”

The Mummy

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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”

Logan

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Logan and Laura are on the run to North Dakota.

It’s only a movie of superb quality that contains elements full of surprises. Nice plot, reasonable scenes and acts, wonderful characterizations, and also human touch, they all play important role in creating a cinema work of magnificent quality. And, I find this quality in the latest Hugh Jackman’s film entitled Logan. During the last 17 years we have been entertained by his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. In his nine films of the series, we acquire the fact that Wolverine has Continue reading “Logan”

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 Continue reading “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

Mission Impossible: Rough Nation

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Ethan Hunt trying to enter the server.

Claiming birthright is important, especially when it arrives at institutional level – which always includes personal esteem. What makes Mission:Impossible – Rogue Nation different is that at the core of the movie Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is trying to prove the existence of the Syndicate before the CIA in order to overcome the disbandment of Impossible Mission Force (IMF). It is the mixture of brave acts, personal ego and institutional politics that makes the movie captivating.

After a successful mission to intercept the sale of nerve gas to terrorists, Ethan has himself captured by the Syndicate. He is then saved by Faust, an Continue reading “Mission Impossible: Rough Nation”

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