Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Rurouni Kenshin: The legend ends (2014-Japan)

At last the samurai assassin takes the fight to his nemesis in this roaring ending to a great trilogy with as usual lots of swordplay. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014-Japan)

The samurai assassin is back and living peacefully when he is summoned to help the Japanese government stop an overthrow. Lots of swordplay and gory. Recommended

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-The four: The final battle (2014-Hong Kong)

The last one in the trilogy sees the four fighting to save the emperor and the kingdom. Recommended only if you have first two, otherwise you would not understand the story.

On the lighter side-Movies-The four 2 (2013-Hong Kong)

The divine constabulary is back in this sequel to the first one with more martial arts action and fantasy. Recommended

Sunday, April 17, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Detective K: Secret of the lost Island (2015-Korean)

Detective K is back in this adventurous movie in which he tries to find out who is circulating counterfeit silver bullion. A Patient movie to say the least but entertaining. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Black & White: The dawn of Justice (2014 HK-Taiwan)

A cop teams up with another person to protect Hong Kong from terrorists. Action galore. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-The Guardsman (2011)-Hong Kong

Martial arts movie about a group of loyal guardsman trying to protect the emperor from his enemies. Recommended for martial arts fans

On the lighter side-Movies-The Man from nowhere (2010-Korea)

An ex special agent takes on the bad guys when his young friend is kidnapped. Great Action sequences. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Peanuts Movie (2015)-Animated

Snoopy and Charlie Brown are back as they pursue their own adventures in this cute new peanuts movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Goosebumps (2015)-Jack Black

A teenager teams up with the daughter of a horror novelist when his characters come to life and attack his small time. Entertaining. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Straight outta Compton (2015)

The rise of the hip hop music with NWA emerging as their founders. Their struggles and ultimate triumph. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Forever Nina (2015)

A dead girlfriend comes back to life every time her ex boyfriend makes love to his new girlfriend. Graphic sex and hilarious. Recommended for curiosity

On the lighter side-Movies-Mr. Holmes (2015)-Ian Mckellen

An aged holmes deal with his last mystery in this slow moving and ultimately unsatisfying movie. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-They’re Watching (2016)

A reality TV show in Eastern Europe gets caught up in supernatural escapades. Weird movie uptil the end with horror coming very much in the end. Not Recommended

Saturday, April 16, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Countdown (2016)

A cop tries to save a child rigged with explosives. Usual action movie. Nothing special. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Plan 9 (2015)

A better remake of the worst movie of all time, as aliens tries to invade Earth. Silly action. Recommended for fun and nothing else.

On the lighter side-Movies-Trumbo (2015)

A screen writer and some of this friends get caught in the anti communist era in the late forties. Interesting piece of events. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Legend (2015)-Tom Hardy

The story of identical twin gangsters of Britain in the early 1960s. Violent movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-In the heart of the Sea (2015)-Chris Hemsworth

The story of the sinking of a ship by a giant whale that inspired the novel Moby dick. This is a not so inspiring movie. Not Recommended

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Backtrack (2015)-Adrien Brody

A psychologist who is having terrifying visions tries to get to the bottom of it in this slow moving and unconvincing movie. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Bridge of Spies (2015)-Tom hanks

A lawyer is recruited to defend a soviet spy and exchange a U.S. spy caught behind the iron curtain during the height of the cold war. Excellent movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Intern (2015)-Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway

A retired senior citizen joins a fashion startup and upends many people lives including himself in this entertaining movie. Recommended

Monday, April 11, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Vacation (2015)-Ed Helms, Christina Applegate

A guy takes his family on a vacation to reconnect with this family in this sometime hilarious and fun movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Creed (2015)-Sylvester Stallone

A former boxing champion trains the son of his former opponent. Excellent acting by Stallone. Good movie overall. Recommended

Sunday, April 10, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-The white haired witch of Lunar Mountain (2014-HK)

Period action drama where the forces of good fight forces of evil. Another Martial arts feast from China/ Hong Kong. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Scroll of the Wing Chun White Crane (2014-Hong Kong)

A group of martial artists try to protect a scroll from falling into evil hands. Martial arts mayhem combined with comedy. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Monkey King (2014-Chinese)-Donnie Yen, Chow Yun Fat

A monkey with supernatural powers and his adventures. Special effects galore and nothing much. Watch at your own risk. Recommended with caution

Saturday, April 9, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Kundo: Age of the rampant (2014-Korean)

Many robin hoods against corrupt government officials in this Korean action movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Admiral: Roaring currents (Korean 2014)

When Japan invades Korea in the 16 century, a Korean admiral manages to destroy most of the Japanese fleet with only a few ships in this roaring water war movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Black Coal thin Ice (2014-Hong Kong/China)

An ex cop and his ex partner starts investigation similar murders that ended their careers years before. Atmospheric movie on par with British ones. But I was not into it that much. Not for all tastes. Recommended with caution

Friday, April 8, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Everest (2015)-Jason Clarke, Jake Gyllenhaal

A climbing expedition is caught up in a snow storm in this exciting adventure movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-No Escape (2015)-Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan

An American with his family is caught up in an overseas coup where foreigners are being hunted and killed. Suspense and thrill abound. Recommended

Thursday, April 7, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-The Veil (2016)-Jessica Alba

I just watched it because of Jessica Alba. But this is a horror movie about one survivor of a mass suicide cult who comes back to the site with a documentary crew with her. Of course horror soon follows and takes over the crew members. Dark and slow with only Jessica Alba to watch. Not Recommended

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

A mentally unstable woman takes a night job at an abandoned building only to be confronted by ghosts that are lurking in the building. Some suspense but no horror. Avoid it. Not Recommended

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Lazer Team (2015)

Four guys are thrust into a battle with alien beings after being attach to an alien suit. Fun movie, not to be taken seriously. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-Unlucky Stars (2015)

Horrible Martial arts movie that will not satisfy even action fans. I was duped into watching it but big mistake. Stay away from this trash. Definitely not Recommended

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

On the lighter side-Movies-Brooklyn (2015)

An Irish Immigrant girls lands in New York and falls in love with a native in this sweet but slow drama. Nothing special here. Routine affair. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Cabin Fever (2015)

A quick remain of the original movie about a group of friends infected with a strange virus. Bloody update and nothing much. Avoid it. Not Recommended