Now You See Me 2

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The Four Horsemen meet Walter Mabry in Macau.

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.

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 Merritt Read more

Central Intelligence

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Bob Stone alias Robbie Weirdicht acting as Dr. Dan and saves Calvin’s marriage.

It takes courage and brave personality to be yourself. Indeed, that’s not something easy to accomplish and to do, especially if one has burden in the past for being predicted and expected to be someone else by most of his companion. Such condition drives someone to be unable to perceive and be appreciative towards his current being. That’s the central theme of Central Intelligence, the most recent comedy movie resulted from nice co-work between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.

Back in 1996, Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) had everything a student dreams about. He was not only smart and talented, but also famous and won the heart of his contemporary students and predicted to be a highly successful Read more

The Revenant

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Glass and little Hawk, his son and the only family left.

When it comes to father-and-son relationship, revenge is the only one left when someone has ruined the relationship. That’s what makes Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) survives, no longer afraid of death since he has experienced numerous incidents common people won’t be able to overcome. With his own eyes, he sees Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) stabs to death Hawk (Forrest Goodluck), his son and his only surviving family member. When it happens, Glass can do nothing but lies on branches of trees, made for him after bizarre quarrel with a bear which successfully made him physically wounded.

The story of The Revenant is started when Glass and his son work for a group of trappers. Both father and son are hunting for deer when the group is suddenly attacked and slaughtered by Arikara Indians. Then they help Read more

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

Brick Mansions

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Tremaine negotiates with Damien and Lino about the bomb and the life of Lola.

How should we solve crime? The simplest way might be by putting criminals in the same location. The notion came across in the mind of Nazi officer prior to World War II to locate Jewish people. But, is it effective? History has shown that such initiative doesn’t work at all since cornered people tend to posses better survival ability. Thus, the only way to overcome crime is by creating another crime. This is the basic idea of Brick Mansions, the last film Paul Walker completed before his tragic death on November 30, 2014.

Brick Mansions was part of glorious moment of the Detroit city. However, the area is now dominated by criminals and thugs that threatening the rest of the city. Building a wall surrounding Brick Mansions can’t stop the crime, drives Major (Bruce Ramsay) launching a commercial project that can only be done by demolishing the area first. What he needs is a man who can infiltrate and tame Read more

John Wick: Chapter 1

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John Wick has new puppy after killing Viggo and his gang.

A confident man could sometimes a blind one. Being reckless and too confident, both are the common mistakes a thug did. But, we can’t expect a criminal or a mob to think carefully prior to doing his action. A regular citizen might not be harmful to the thug. The story will be different if the main and the only victim is a man who has nothing to lose; a man who has lost his ability to feel love and affection and to love also? The answer will be something horrible, horror to the thug. This is the central theme of one of the most celebrated action movies of Keanu Reeves entitled John Wick: Chapter 1.

John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is an outstanding and noteworthy hitman whose sky is the limit to his ability to accomplish his mission. Loving his wife, he decides to abandon his profession and starts a new life. Unfortunately, Helen Wick (Bridget Moynahan) is sick and dies; leaving him a puppy. A day after her burial, Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) meets him at a gas station and shows his interest to John’s car. The son of Russian mob Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist) then, accompanied by 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

My Promised Land

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My Promised Land: A non-fiction book by Ari Shavit

Since ancient times, Middle East has never slept. Social unrest, political turmoil, riots, birth of new religion and war have characterized the area. The conflicts have been more intense after the establishment of a country named Israel in the middle of 20th century. None of us knows the future of a single country in the world. We can’t also predict the future and fate of a country since its establishment thanks to its complex dynamic. Chapters, stories and records in My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel provide historic accounts about Israel so far and give a glimpse for us to imagine the future of the country.

The book is written in form of personal narrative history of the state of Israel. It deals with the existing internal and external pressures in Israel which suggest that there are some existential crises within Israel. Consists of 17 Read more

The Legend of Tarzan

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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 Read more

Great Physicists: The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking

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Great Physicists – The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking: A non-fiction by William H. Cropper

The word of science and discovery might be boring for some, especially when both delivered by the wrong teacher and biographer. But, this book will erode such feeling and emotion. William H. Cropper is far from mediocre biographer on scientists, and he proofs it in his Great Physicists: The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking.
As the title suggests, the book contains biographical records of some notable physicists. The full title is Great Physicists: The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking. At first, the book looks like a compilation of Read more