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EVEREST - Movie Review

Production : Cross Creek Pictures, Walden Media, Working Title Films
Director : Baltasar Kormákur
Casts : Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal
Duration : 121 minutes
Release date : September 25, 2015.

This film is the true events that happened on the morning of May 10, 1996. It tells the story of climbers from two expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever... read more

Till Death Do Us Apart (Hasta Que La Muerte Nos Separe)

“The Real Devil You Need To Fight Is Your Ownself"

Production : Pulido Entertaiment Corp
Director : Abraham Pulido
Casts : Zapata 666, Maria Antonieta Duque, Alexandra Braun, William Goite, Athina Clouni, Calos Molina
Duration : 100 minutes

This movie tells a story about a boy until he grow up to reach his dream as a professional boxer and how the environment around him creates his personality.

This Venezuela movie shows that Venezuela’s movie industry has grown faster than anyone can ever imagine. And how the script was well-written by Abraham Pulido who is also the director of this movie write it with his other team mate; Osvaldo Boscacci, Fernando Javier Leon Rodriguez, Ricardo Lorenzo makes the movie not just inspiring but also not boring. read more

BLACK MASS - Movie Review

By Yan Widjaya

“Irish Cold blooded Gangster in South Boston"

Production : Cross Creek Pictures and 360 Films
Distribution: Warner Bros Pictures
Director : Scott Cooper
Casts : Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Kevin Bacon, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard
Duration : 122 Minutes

This movie tells the true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.  read more

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION

By Yan Widjaya

Production : Paramount Pictures, Alibaba Pictures, Bad Robot, Skydance, TC Productions
Director : Christopher McQuarrie
Main Casts: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Simon McBurney, Tom Hollander, Jingchu Zhang

... Director Christopher McQuarrie has been working together with Cruise for many times including directing and writing the script for Jack Reacher (2012). The female star is played by Rebecca Ferguson, a Swedish actress. Jermy Renner as IMF Leader. The funny Simon Pegg and the black Ving Rhames play as Ethan's partner. Their big enemy is played by Sean Harris. ... more

ANT MAN

By Yan Widjaya
 
Production : Marvel Studio
Director : Peyton Reed
Main Casts: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly,
Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, Anthony MacKie, Abby Ryder Fortson

... Director Peyton Reed made this film for all ages, without complicated story, and very entertaining for the whole family. In the epilog (do not leave the studio in a rush), there will be... more


The Family (Malavita)

Directed by: Luc Besson
Produced by: Europe Corp
Based on the book by: Tonino Benacquista
Starring : Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones
 
FBI is solely responsible for protecting the identity of the witness as a family by giving them new identities and safe shelter. In this movie Giovanni Manzoni is given a new name Fred Blake with his wife, Maggie, and their teenage children Belle and Warren. Fred is a veteran former gangster who betrayed the Mafia Don Luchese causing the Godfather ...
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The Fountain

Brave and beautiful, 'The Fountain' is one of the most striking and most wonderful films I have ever seen in my entire life. This experimental narrative impresses and indulges. It is such an organic opus for director Darren Aronofsky... and I really salute every single person involved in the making of this film.

I think this is the most personal film review I have ever made to date...

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Gangster Squad - Movie Review

By Yash Upreti

Gangster Squad set in an era of post world war 2, it gives us surreal glimpse of L.A at that time.Ruben Fleischer has directed this movie with perfection.Performance of Sean Penn is just colossal and flawless.He plays as a gangster who "Has sworn an oath of violence".The dialogues of this movie are brilliant. The film contains intense violence and nerve racking action sequences.The use of costumes and sets in this movie are hypnotizing. The soul theme of Gangster Squad is how cops turn outlaw to crush down Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn), "A boxer who used his fists to climb the social ladder of the mob".

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Short Film Produced By Filipinos Wins Oscar

The short film “God of Love”, produced by Filipinos Gigi Dement, Stefanie Walmsely and Stephen Dypiangco, picked up an Oscar Sunday night, beating out stiff competition to win what is arguably the highest honor you can achieve in cinema.

Written and directed by Luke Matheny, who also plays the main character in the film Raymond Goodfellow, “God of Love” tells the story of a lovestruck lounge-singing darts champion who attempts to win over a serious crush by stinging her with a passion-inducing dart. read more


The Music of Middle Earth - an Analysis on the Use of Music in the Film: "the Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring"

By Stuart Heimdal

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring was the first movie in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, based on the popular fantasy books written by J.R. R. Tolkein. The movie was a blockbuster hit at both the box office and at the Oscars. The story, in and of itself, is creative, captivating and magical. But even a wonderful story can flop when put onto the big screen. Cinematography, special effects, visual effects and the quality of acting all play an important part in making a story "live" for an audience. Music also plays a vital part in making a movie successful. Music can make us feel that we are in another place and time. It captures our emotions by creating an ambiance of happiness, sadness, tension, fear or excitement. read more

 
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