London Has Fallen

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Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) tries to save Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) in London Has Fallen

How far does a corrupt man bring down a system? The answer is unthinkable, unimaginable disaster. British government might have superb and magnificent Corruption Perception Index, but it doesn’t make Russian government buy it. Russian doesn’t buy such a crap, and we can see that in the most recent Aaron Eckhart’s movie entitled London Has Fallen.

The movie is started by a scene in which Aamir Barkawi (Alon Moni Aboutboul), a notorious terrorist godfather, has his daughter’s wedding ceremony in Pakistan bombed by a collaborative action of counter-terrrorist governments. Somehow, he is survived along with his sons. Two years later, they launch revenge: First, by killing British Prime Minister James Read more

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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Jack, Glen and Kris Paronto examine Rone in 13 Hours

Political and economical interests would be boring subjects unless one has the capability of transforming them into action movie with daily life drama to make it more colorful. The challenge is then to choose the right theme for the movie: which of the themes has the most profound impact towards the audience, will be the greatest interest to the director. To such extent, Michael Bay has done great job. Based on true events in Libya in 2012, his latest movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, can be considered as the best after Black Hawk Down made in 2001 by Ridley Scot. The difference is that Black Hawk Down has unsuccessful military operation at its core, while the Michael Bay’s is based on military attack towards US base; making it more dramatic cum heroic.

The story is started with Rone (James Badge Dale) picks up Jack Da Silva (John Krasinski) at Benghazi International Airport. Both are enlisted in the GRS, an elite military group, along with other four men with single purpose: giving military back up for illegal CIA operations in Read more

John Wick: Chapter 2

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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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

Extraction

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The Turner’s in action.

Bruce Willis is getting older. Now, he needs to be killed to end his movie. No more happy ending for Bruce’s lovers since Hollywood seems to be ready to replace him with younger star such as Kellan Lutz. Both play as father and son in their latest duet with Gina Carano in the Extraction.

Leonard Turner (Bruce Willis) is the best field agent CIA ever had. One day he was captured and forced to tell all of his contacts within the organization of his kidnapper. Otherwise, the life of Kate Turner, his wife, and Harry Turner, his son, will pay for it. He managed to kill all of his kidnappers and flee, but his wife was brutally murdered in return. The incident brings traumatic experience to Read more

Triple 9

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Elena Vlaslov and her son with Michael.

Getting older, Kate Winslet seems about to leave her romantic and beauty touch. Following her performance in the first two Divergent series, she is now becoming an antagonist more than ever. In her latest movie, i.e. Triple 9, for instance, she plays the role of Irina Vlaslov, wife of a Russian mob godfather who seems to be more powerful than her husband. To get what she wants, Irina manipulates a gang of corrupt policemen and criminals in which her brother in law, Michael Belmont (Chiwetel Ejiofor), is among its members.

The movie directed by John Hillcoat is started by a scene in which Marcus Atwood (Anthony Mackie), Jorge Rodriguez (Clifton Collins, Jr.), Michael Belmont, Russell Welch (Norman Reedus), and his brother Gabe Welch (Aaron Paul) set up a plot to Read more

The Other Side of the Door

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

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.

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 Michael (Jeremy Sisto), her husband, and Lucy (Sofia Rosinsky), their only daughter. Laying on Read more

Bastille Day

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Michael, Zoe and Briar work hand-in-hand to get the nasty guy in Bastille Day.

Corrupt officer will always be interesting theme for a movie, especially if the wrongdoer is of intelligence unit. Surely, it involves intrigues to get proper and perfect scapegoat for his action. That’s what makes Bastille Day interesting action movie of the week.

For Michael (Richard Madden), daily life is never boring. Being a notorious and professional pickpocket, he is exposed to brand new challenge everyday in order to get money to pursue his dream of becoming a medical school student. One day, he makes a mistake and proven to be unfortunate for stealing wrong package from Zoe Neville (Charlotte Le Bon). Instead of getting money Read more