Self/Less

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Edward Kittner is Damian Hale in 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.

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 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

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 Read more

Transport Phenomena

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Transport Phenomena: A textbook by R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, and Edwin N. Lightfoot

A phenomenon may exist as it is, similar to the way our sensory tools comprehend. But, how does it look like when it is transformed into mathematical equation? The book entitled Transport Phenomena deals with such question and provides steps and paths in composing mathematical models for the system being studied.

Mathematical modeling is important in scientific and technological realms. By doing so, we can predict the future likelihood of a system in terms of its individual activities or Read more

Einstein’s Dreams

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Einstein’s Dreams: A fiction based on the Theory of Relativity by Alan Lightman

People will find themselves familiar with science-fiction-based works in forms of movies or novels. However, most of them are explicitly shown as having scientific and technological contents. Such experience will be quite hard to get when one reads Einstein’s Dreams, a book written by Alan Lightman.

The book narrates relativity theory coined by Albert Einstein. It is written in a series of Read more

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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Alicia is being chased by a group of hungry zombies. She has only less than 48 hours to reach The Hive. Otherwise, no one will survive.

How far will a clone go? How do we know that we are for real? Or, what makes us real, more real, if we are living surrounded by clones? It’s quite hard to find the answer. What presents in the most recent cinema work of Paul W.S. Anderson entitled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter shows that our perception about reality is much more influenced by our feeling, our ego, than our rationality. Indeed, it’s an action movie. However, at the end of the work, we gain a lesson that our feeling is not the appropriate faculty to harness knowledge.

Adopted from game of the same title, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter portrays the end of the world after the outbreak of T-virus. The biological invention was actually intended to cure young Alice Marcus (Ever Gabo Anderson), the daughter of Dr. James Marcus (Mark Simpson), the inventor, from premature aging. The scientist then establish Umbrella Corporation with Read more

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

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Xander Cage meets Xiang and Serena Unger in a remote island in the Philippines. They’re playing with death while talking about the Pandora Box which has lead the murder of Gibbons.

What element that you like most in an action movie? The stars, the acts, the plot or merely the bangs? Or, perhaps, a small amount of drama in it? Yeah, everyone has his/her own point of interest. I am myself interested to the first-four option. Still, the last one, i.e. dramatic touch, plays important role; even if in an action cinema. It seems that F. Scott Frazier, the writer of the latest xXx: Return of Xander Cage, truly understands that evoking emotion is a prerequisite to a successful artwork in addition to his imaginary Boatercycle.

Different from other series of the same title, xXx: Return of Xander Cage is much more special. At the beginning of the movie, the death of Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) while recruiting Neymar Jr. (Neymar Jr. himself) as the next xXx in a Chinese restaurant sways audience emotion; a part of magnets has lost. A satellite destroy the restaurant along with all the guests including Read more

Star Trek Beyond

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The wave of alien attacks force the crews to abandon the ship and experience something beyond their imagination.

The USS Enterprise is under attack! Oh, yeah, that’s not something new. The ship has experienced numerous attacks since the beginning of the movie, but nothing has created massive impact towards the ship compared to those done on the recent series entitled Star Trek Beyond. In this movie, the USS Enterprise is suffer from massive strike so that the ship is divided into two big parts and most of the crews are captured by aliens of unknown force.

Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), Commander Spock (Zachary Quinto), Leonard McCoy (Karl Urban), Nyota Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Ensign Pavel Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Montgomery Scott (Simon Pegg) and Hikaru Sulu (John Cho) and the rest of their teams have to work harder this time. Indeed, the crews have prepared themselves for any sudden great change in space. However, this time they face something truly shocking. One fine day, their ship is attacked by Read more

Independence Day: Resurgence

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David and former President Whitmore watching the 2nd wave alien invasion after 20 years of brutal attack on Earth.

Alien invasion which took place 20 years ago has altered the way nations worldwide in perceiving threat coming from outside the Earth. It suggests a number of international initiatives such as the establishment of ESD (Earth Space Defense), an early warning system for the Earth on which the Moon is the base. Such initiatives make use alien technology developed by scientists worldwide, while the crews of the ESD, for instance, consist of chosen ones from every nation.

It is a common and regular day on the ESD when there’s sudden change on the Moon’s atmosphere. A mysterious spherical object comes near the base which responded by Commander Jiang Lao (Ng Chin Han) with number of shoots after having discourses with few world leaders. At the same time, there are many changes on Earth. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) leads an expedition to the Africa, visiting a site Read more

X-Men: Apocalypse

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Accompanied by his mutant friends and Moira, Charles Xavier is about to use Cerebro to discover what happens.

Most audience will just move when a movie is over. Don’t do that on X-Men: Apocalypse because there’s short scene related to research on Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) whose role and appearance is quite minor in this work. So, please stay on your seat though En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) defeated and Charles Xavier’s school has been rebuilt by Erik (Michael Fassbender) and Jean (Sophie Turner).

X-Men: Apocalypse is different from another series on X-Men. Using the classic 1980s as the time referrence, X-Men: Apocalypse takes classic enemy, too. It is En Sabah Nur who is regarded as the first mutant ever existed on Earth. According to Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne), Sabah had inspired notable figures in the history of Read more