It had its moments, but overall I felt Barbershop: The Next Cut was trying a little too hard, especially at the serious stuff. It had the right idea, but the execution didn’t flow as well[…]
I really enjoyed this quirky period-piece movie of fashion and revenge taking place in a tiny town in the Outback. The cast was great especially Hugo Weaving, who plays the sequin-loving Sergeant Farrat perfectly. The[…]
Joy is my third biography in a row – not bad for someone who prefers things fictional most of the time. That said, this movie is a good example of Hollywood dramatising real life stories[…]
Watching Spotlight, there’s no denying why this movie won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture. Brilliant, raw, and a good look at what journalism and reporting really should be about – not just sensationalism,[…]
Quirky-funny, Hail, Caesar is more along the veins of O Brother, Where Art Thou? than your typical haha comedy. I personally enjoyed it, and I liked the setting of old set-based Hollywood movie studios and the[…]
The Imitation Game is brilliant. Why did I not watch it sooner? “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”
Sure, this Mother’s Day movie plays on clichés to the max, but it was fun, cute, and I enjoyed it. And sometimes, that, plus a few giggles, are all you really want out of a[…]
Watched Fifty Shades of Grey out of curiousity, plus I was feeling bored. Having not read the book I’m guessing there’s a lot to the story that’s missing from the movie, considering how big the book[…]
Me Before You was thankfully not as sad as I thought it would be. Fairly predictable, but you wouldn’t be watching (or reading) this if you were expecting surprises anyway. If there was one though, it would be[…]
It’s alright. The Boss is mediocre at best and the main character is so unlikeable there’s not really a single point throughout the movie where one feels like rooting for her. You’re definitely better off[…]
Not the most brilliant of movies, but that’s not what you expect from Zoolander anyway. I thought it was pretty darn funny and the number of cameos is impressive. I enjoyed it, and the sequel[…]
“You need to seriously ease up on the Bedazzling. They’re jeans, not a chandelier.” Deadpool. Seriously. Just watch it.
Very impressed with the young actors in Redha. A well crafted local film about a family struggling to come to terms with their son’s autism. More people should watch this.
Room is the story of captive survival – a woman kidnapped, kept and used; a boy who knows nothing of the world outside except for what he sees on tv. Not the easiest thing to watch[…]
Leo finally wins an Oscar in The Revenant! Good movie, beautiful cinematography, and some really harsh imagery.
American Ultra is kind of bizarre, but I did enjoy the twist and madness of it all.
In the Heart of the Sea tells the story of a whaling expedition that inspired the great American novel Moby Dick. Herman Melville is an author in search of a story. He visits an old man, the[…]
Having exhausted the list of movies I *really* wanted to watch during my flight to and back from Taipei, I decided to check out The Walk, motivated by one real reason only – Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I[…]
I’ve had Maleficent on my to-watch list ever since the movie came out. Somehow, I never got around to it and was resigned to putting it on my probably-not-gonna-watch list when I discovered it as an in-flight[…]
Considering the pretty dismal movie-watching year I had last year, I’m on a roll so far this 2016, thanks largely to several-hour return flights from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei and back. I’ve been wanting to[…]
Now here’s a funny story. I actually started watching The Intern at home while it was roughly a third or so of the way through. I’d pretty much accepted the fact that I wouldn’t be[…]