Category: Movie Reviews

MOVIE REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By Jeremy Say Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them directed by David Yates, director of the final four Potter films, was J. K. Rowling‘s screenwriting debut. This isn’t some book to movie adaptation, but a straight up was planned-to-be-a-movie series from the start. While I figure that money is involved for why they changed a trilogy into a quintology, this is the first of a long line of movies that will span from 1926 to 1945. Well enough about all the back information, we can save that for another time. The movie starts us off in 1926, 54...

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Dr Strange review: Cliche Superhero movie with a trippy twist

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Marvel fans have been waiting for The Sorcerer Supreme to descend from whatever realm or dimension he might be travelling to since the arrival of The Avengers. Disney didn’t just make magic with MCU, but also a river of cash and fanboy tears and now, the magic of Marvel just got even more surreal with Dr. Strange.   Dr. Strange, also known as Stephen Strange, was formerly one of the best surgeons in New York City, before and after the “Big Clash”. Having been mentioned in Captain America: Winter Soldier, Dr.Strange isn’t straying away from the...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Typical Tim Burton

By Jeremy Say Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, once a YA novel by Ransom Riggs, is now a YA movie directed by Tim Burton. This movie looked to be the perfect pairing considering that Burton revels in depicting peculiarities and oddities in his gothic style. Yet it still lacks that extra pizazz with it’s somewhat dullish script, awkward humor, and arguably bad overused ending. So if I had to describe the movie – imagine the X-Men mashed up with Harry Potter. A young boy finds out he is a wiz…a mut… a ’peculiar’ and discovers a hidden world...

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Movie: #PEK4K

By Shazwan Zulkiffli   When Grand Brilliance teased the movie Pekak via Monoloque and Aisyah Aziz’s impressive work for the official soundtrack with “Uda & Dara”, Malaysian cinema fans knew that they were up for a treat as the movie stars Malaysia’s favorite darling, Sharifah Amani, Terbaik Dari Langit star Iedil Putra, and ‘Gadoh’ actors Zahiril Adzim and Amerul Affendi. The director, Kroll Azry, brought the audience into his little beautiful world of visual experience, where every shot was carefully planned out to portray the inescapable reality of good vs evil, or merely perspective vs perspective. Based on how...

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Movie Review: The Jaw Dropping Kubo and the Two Strings

By Jeremy Say Um… I knew what I was getting into when I went to watch Kubo and the Two Strings. It was supposed to be just another one of your teens and kids movies with parents being dragged along by their kids. As the movie started, surrounding me with quite a few kids, I couldn’t help wonder to myself if I was even in the right age group. Well, colour me surprised because I couldn’t stop staring at the screen till the end of the movie. It was captivating in so many ways that it is arguably one...

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