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Tuesday, 20 March 2007

I was interested in this movie because it’s another adaptation from one of Frank Miller‘s graphic novels. This is his second original story after 2005’s Sin City. Graphic novels adaptations are always visually stunning. Add Frank Miller’s distinctive style, film-noir-esque, on top of that and you get a pleasing eye candy. Sadly, the movie stopped […]

Ghost Rider

Monday, 12 March 2007

Another Marvel comic book ported into a movie. Yawn. The movie casts Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze, a circus stunt motorcyclist who sold his soul to the devil to cure his father of his cancer. His father dies anyway, by the devil’s devious intent. Johnny gets drafted as the devil’s rider. Teenage Johnny grows up […]

Bangku Kosong

Friday, 8 December 2006

Now, this is a local horror movie worth watching. The plot line is good and plausible, the acting’s not so bad, and the ending’s satisfactory. Almost all of the story focuses on the activites of an all-girl school. Dinda (Adhytia Putri, a model I think), is a nerd who often gets bullied by three of […]

KM 14

Friday, 8 December 2006

If there is a time I ever put my ratings up infront for my movie reviews, this is it. This movie sucks big time! I’m giving a 0 out of 5. Now for the details. The story involves six teenagers, Anna, Tasya, Honey, Bella, Ergi, Ferdy dan Vander (don’t ask for the actors’ names, their […]

Casino Royale

Friday, 8 December 2006

This 21st installment in the Bond series puts a relatively unknown star, Daniel Craig, as the new 007. The story starts in an office block where Bond confronts and assasinate a snitch. Moments before the snitch meets his end, he kinda informs Bond that he finally gains the license to kill and the double-o title. […]

The Prestige

Thursday, 16 November 2006

I always think that the world of illusionists and magicians would make a good backdrop for a mystery movie. The Prestige is not a mystery movie, per se. But i think the plot it has is perfectly situated in the world of magic. The flick opens with a shot of numerous top hats on a […]

GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka Vol. 1

Wednesday, 1 November 2006

This anime was produced in 2001. I saw it first on Animax, liked it, but never quite got the time to watch the show regularly. That’s why when I saw that my favorite DVD peddler near The Office has the Season 1 DVD Set, I quickly grabbed it. The story is about Onizuka, an ex-member […]

RV

Wednesday, 1 November 2006

I saw this flick on DVD during the Idul Fitri holiday. I bought several DVDs the day before the holiday, but somehow only managed to watch 2 of them during the whole week. Note to self: time management is essential! This family movie puts Bob Munro (Robin Williams) as the usual busy father trying to […]

The Departed

Sunday, 22 October 2006

This Scorsese movie rocks! It’s hardly an original, since it’s a remake of a taiwanese movie, Infernal Affairs. The movie oozes with starpower: Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin. Not all of them shines though. The basic plot is this: a mob organization plants on of their guy […]

Click

Monday, 16 October 2006

It’s another of Adam Sandler’s movie. You know, the usual not-so-funny comedies about a regular guy. On this one, the regular guy takes a more family-oriented road. Sandler’s character is now an architect and a father of two who tries hard to balance his career and family life. On one desperate attempt to find a […]