Category: Movies

Movie Review: It (2017)

MOVIE REVIEW: It (2017) Movie remakes tend to be a mixed bag. On one end of the spectrum, you have something that exceeds expectations like the rebooted Star Trek series (2009-present) – and then you have the disaster of a monster-lizard fest that was 1998’s Godzilla. This year’s It was something that straddled the fine line between a good reboot & a bad one – so instead of separate lists of good & bad things about the movie, here’s a combined list that shows both sides of every point: Or you could just skip to the end for the...

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Review: The Dark Tower + Possibility of a TV Series!

The only redeeming feature of The Dark Tower – casting Idris Elba. Rating: 5/10 As someone who has read Stephen King’s The Gunslinger, I felt that The Dark Tower was nothing more than a generic fantasy with no soul. Whatever Nikolaj Arcel and the three other screenplay writers did, it was clearly a disaster. With early test screens being too confusing to the test audiences, multiple reshoots and post-production issues – this much hyped movie has been plagued with trouble. So, it was with no massive surprise that a) this movie was not released early to the critics and...

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August 2017: Movies and Series To Look Forward To

The Defenders It finally comes down to this. After 4 different series highlighting street level heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Iron Fist – they finally band together with a common goal in mind: to save New York City. After realising that working individually to defeat The Hand isn’t taking them anywhere, the four join forces to become The Defenders. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox, Finn Jones, and Mike Colter.   Release Date: 13 August on Netflix The Hitman’s Bodyguard Opposite ends of the spectrum meet as the world’s top bodyguard is hired to protect...

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REVIEW: Netflix’s Okja

By Jeremy Say Okja was supposed to shake the foundations of the film industry. Netflix using this as proof of what they can do as creators, and in doing so they have angered a lot of people and organizations in the worldwide film industry. The reason for all this fuss? Well, it’s really about the old shool way of distribution of films. The fact that Netflix can produce high quality work with A-List actors, all the while streaming to millions of their users, theaters will see little to no reason to show the film at all and compete. This...

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Malaysian Hijabsta Ballet movie set to go global

By A.Akbar While all eyes are on Muslims around the world after devastating terrorist attacks, a Malaysian production rose to show the reality of how moderate Muslims deal with everyday life. Hijabsta Ballet, an upcoming Malaysian movie, showcases the story of a young ballerina called Adele Shakiri who faces major hurdles when she choses to wear the hijab – despite ballet having strict dress codes. From the trailer, Adele, played by Puteh Maimun Zahrah, is a passionate ballerina who wants to achieve great things in the dance field. However, as she grows older, Adele is being reminded to ‘remember...

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