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Philomena (Movie)

PhilomenaMain Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark

Review: 9.2 out of 10 stars.

Based on true events.

This is like 20/20 or Dateline on big screen but with dramatic orchestra that made you feel pinned in your seat, consumed by the 3 incredible actors acted tremendously with 2 who interacted with sparkling chemistry.

Just as you are about to ball your eyes out with the bitter discovery from a mother who lost his son for 50 years, the sidekick journalist was super funny and breathed in the fresh life to the heartbroken but hopeful mother.

At first glance it was like 2 extremes mismatches, 1 who is religious, believes in good in everyone, forever humble and feels repent for her “sin” for her whole life, contrast with a sharp, hot blooded and hot headed talkative guy who has just lost his job from his pen comment.

The two collide initially but quickly become a long lost puzzle as they went through the journey of finding the son together.

The very bitter truth was revealed half way through the movie and as the journalist’s contact felt that there might need to create more story to be published, the real (more…)

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Movie)

CatchingFireMain Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, Sam Claflin, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth

Review: 6.8 out of 10 stars.

Second movie of the book series. Well, if you love soap opera, this is it– same plot with ripples (more but similar games) just a little deeper to the character. It’s a movie you (more…)

Dallas Buyers Club(Movie)

DallasBuyersClubMain Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

Review: 7.5 out of 10 stars.

Dallas Buyers Club was a decent movie. Unrecognizable McConaughey with his weight loss was catchy. But he has done a good job. Jared Leto, as Rayon, actually stole the spotlight, with his incredible emotional scenes and struggles battling not just the disease and addiction, but also his family’s rejection of him as a person, as a family member even to the ultimate sense of pleading for help from his father, to how the society rejected him as a human being. And how he finally broke down and lost.

On the other hand, Woodroof was determined to take his (more…)

Thor: The Dark World (Movie)

Thor2Main Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins,  Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston

Review: 6.8 out of 10 stars.

This is not as exciting¬† as the first Thor on the storyline. It was just a continuation of brothers fighting and involving another planet. The love story between Thor and Jane, as expected, just continued, but it it is even more (more…)

12 Years a Slave (Movie)

12YearsASlaveMain Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ashley Dyke

Review: 8.2 out of 10 stars.

A film based on the true story of Solomon Northup of the 12 years he was kidnapped and became a slave. Not an easy truth to digest but the writer and director decided not to do too many gory scenes. Rather, the writer focused on the (more…)

Delivery Man (Movie)

DeliveryManMain Cast: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt

Review: 6.5 out of 10 stars.

The story surrounds VV once got money from donating a few hundred sperms and somehow they all got used. The anonymity had kept him from being sought until the kids grew up and wanted to find him. His buddy, who had a few kids, did not recommend him to go checking the kids out, citing kids would (more…)

Ender’s Game (Movie)

EndersGameMain Cast: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Viola Davis

Review: 7 out of 10 stars.

The movie was very much CGI all the way with a couple good physical teenager fight scenes, with a bunch of cadets (15 year-olds) going to space being trained to battle non-humans led up by Harrison Ford with Viola Davis as the shrink. Asa Butterfield is singled out as the (more…)

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