Monday, January 18, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-The Martian (2015)-Matt Damon, Kristin Wiig

An astronaut is abandoned and left for dead by his team when a storm hits Mars. Due to his ingenuity, he survives and his saved again by the crew in this heartwarming and hilarious movie which you can’t stop watching till the end. Highly recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-A walk in the woods (2015)-Robert Redford, Nick Nolte

A long walk in the woods following the trails of Appalachia with two great actors whose talents are wasted. Not for all tastes. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Sinister 2 (2015)

A woman and her two sons move into a house which is haunted. Disturbing and not for all tastes. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Intruders (2015)

A woman who has not left here house in 10 years due to agoraphobia has to deal with three intruders who get more than they bargained for in this good horror/thriller movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Hotel Translyvania 2 (2015)

Dracula grandson is not what his grandfather wants so he decides to scare him to become one of them in this effective and funny sequel. Recommeded

Saturday, January 9, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

Three Scouts on their last camp out try to save their town from Zombies. Sometimes hilarious but good movie to watch. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Visit (2015)

Two children are sent to live with their grandparents for a weekend and become increasingly suspicious of their behavior in this surprise horror movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Sicario (2015)-Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro

An idealistic FBI agent goes to war against Drugs along the U.S-Mexican border in this bloody action movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Green Inferno (2013)

A group of students go to Amazon to save the rainforest and encounters cannibals. Pretty bloody, gory and brutal. Viewer discretion is heavily advised. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Black Mass (2015)-Johnny Depp

A true story about a notorious criminal who helps the law enforcement take down the mafia in Boston. Good acting by Johnny Depp. Recommended

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Seventh Anniversary of my Father’s Death

How time flies as today I mark the seventh death anniversary of my dear father leaving the loved ones from this earth. Despite the passage of time, the void has not been filled and it will remain so forever as I keep on mourning his demise. As in previous years, last year was no different as I have numerous dreams of my father smiling and strangely younger in my dreams except one. I still miss his voice and his smile and his guidance on all things worldly and religiously. As with all the people who have lost one or both their parents, I regret not spending enough time with him as we are all guilty of taking them for granted not knowing that death can come any time and then you would not be able to spend time any more. I miss him so much that I still cry sometimes or think about him but I am at least satisfied that he is now in a better place. But the pain of him not being with me is too much to bear sometimes. I wish I can see him again as the memories are not enough to give me peace or solace. I wish he could have lived much longer but that is not the case anymore. Another year gone by and I mourn and will keep on mourning till I die. Rest in peace Daddy I love you eternally.

On the lighter side-Movies-Ant-Man (2015)-Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

Great marvel movie about a thief who is recruited to wear a suit which can shrink in size but increases in strength to steal a device which can destroy the world. Great special effects and a great story. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-He never died (2015)-Henry Rollins

A social outcast who is indestructible tries to rescue his daughter from criminals. Weird movie but not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Maze Runner: The Scortch Trials (2015)

After escaping the maze, the escapees face new challenges in order to escape their fate. You have to see the first one to enjoy this one. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Gift (2015)-Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

A couple starts receiving gifts from a mysterious stranger who may have a hidden agenda. Good movie with surprising twists. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Golden Cane Warrior (2014-Indonesian)

Indonesian period martial arts movie about a coveted cane competed by four orphans from their master. Maybe I am used to the Chinese Martial Arts movies but this one did not as much excited me but still a decent effort. Recommended for curiosity.

On the lighter side-Movies-Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)

An assassin helps a woman find her father in this fast paced and action packed movie based on a hit video game. If you like action, this is it. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Mission: Impossible: Rouge Nation (2015)-Tom Cruise

The Mission Impossible team takes on another agency as skilled as they are in this exciting action packed movie. Rcommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Pixels (2015)-Kevin James, Adam Sandler

Video games of yesteryears attack earth prompting gamers of bygone eras to fight back. Fun to watch and not bad. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-American Ultra (2015)-Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart

A Stoner who is in fact a government agent is targeted for termination by the government. Violent movie but bearable. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Rise of the Legend (2014-Hong Kong)-Sammo Hung

A not so great movie about the legendary Martial Arts master portrayed by a Taiwanese actor with so results. Watched it for Sammo Hung. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Minions (2015)-Animated

Spin off from the Despicable me movies with the Minions looking for a diabolical master to serve and ending up saving the world. Cute movie but not that great. Recommended with caution

Saturday, January 2, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Vengeance of an Assassin (2014-Thai)

An assassin to tries to find his parents killers in this uneven Thai action movie with some good fights scenes but nothing else. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Self/Less (2015)-Ryan Reynolds

A rich dying man transfers his conscious to a young man with unintended consequences. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Great Hypnotist (2014-China)

A rising psychologist meets his match in a patient in this intriguing mystery thriller. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Ridiculous 6 (2015)-Adam Sandler

An oddball rancher finds out he has five half brothers and together they set out to find their deadbeat father. Nothing special, some funny moments here and there. Proceed at your own risk. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The pirates (2014-Korean)

Big budgeted South Korean Pirate movie about pirates trying to retrieve a royal seal swallowed by a whale. Lots of action and much fun. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Ted 2 (2015)-Mark Wahlberg

That raunchy bear is back in this movie in which he has to defend himself to prove that he is a person in order to adopt. Sometimes funny but the first one was much funnier. Recommended with caution

Friday, January 1, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-The transporter: Refueled (2015)

He is back with more action than ever. This time the transporter does the bidding for a woman who was abused by human traffickers. Plenty of car chases but nothing else. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Pan (2015)-Hugh Jackman

The boy who could fly in this reimagination of Peter Pan story with bigger special effects and a great acting by Hugh Jackman as black beard the pirate. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Fantastic 4 (2015)

A newer younger version of Fantastic 4 which was not that great as action started much later and ended much sooner. Marvel Fans may like it but it is disappointing. Recommended with caution