Sunday, September 24, 2017

On the lighter side-Movies-Panzehir (Antidote-Turkish 2014)

A hit man poisoned by his mob boss tries to take a bloody revenge his last night in this surprising Turkish action movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Kung Fu Yoga (2016-HK)-Jackie Chan

Two professors try to locate a treasure. Action and comedy galore. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Sing (2016)-Animated

In an animal world, an animal tries to save his theater by staging up a singing contest which becomes the talk of the town. Recommended

Saturday, September 23, 2017

On the lighter side-Movies-The boss baby (2017)-Animated

A suit wearing baby reluctantly teams up with his older brother to thwart the evil design of a CEO of a company. A different kind of animated movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Before I fall (2017)

A dead girl seeks the mystery about her reliving her last day over and over again. Sweet entertaining movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Okinawa Yakuza War (1975)-Japan-Shin’ichi Chiba

Brutal and bloody battle rages between Okinawa and mainland gangsters. Okay action movie. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Message from the king (2017)-Chadwick boseman

A stranger comes from South Africa comes to the United States to find his missing sister. Sometimes brutal and violent but a good movie. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Shin Godzilla (2016-Japan)

Japan fights a giant lizard named Godzilla in this remake/reboot of the famous franchise. Recommended with caution

The Bona fide relationship immigration qualification

After the revised travel ban which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court with the modification that the people of the six banned Muslim nations can come to the U.S. if they had certain “bona fide relationship” with someone or some entity close enough with which they have established a relationship. Included in it were also people who have obtained visas from employers in the U.S. plus student visa holders and other relationships. But it left the interpretation of the bona fide relationship to the government to define it. And the government defined it in the narrowest terms possible which included husbands, spouses, children, step children, fiancé, siblings but curiously excluded grandparents, sister and brother in laws, aunts and uncles and cousins to say the least. I do not understand how they came up with the definition of the bona fide relationship but now a federal judge in Hawaii has expanded the definition to include the excluded members of the family (already overturned by the Supreme court and the battle has raged on since). I don’t know who came up with this but to me grandparents are really more important than step children and fiancé who are not your blood relations and who have not established any relationship with their step parents and fiancés, while grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins are blood relatives who are already there from day one. This is my definition of a bona fide relationship and I believe that everybody has their own definition of it and the Supreme Court should have defined it explicitly instead of leaving it to the interpretation of various people who are in charge of immigration policies.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

On the lighter side-John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)-Keenu Reeves

He is back in another super action packed movie as John Wick tries to help a friend and repay his debt and in turn gets a bounty on his head. Highly recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-HeadShot (2016)-Indonesian

An amnesiac is saved by a nurse and he recovers his memory in time for some extremely violent and brutal martial arts action. Highly recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Close Range (2015)-Scott Adkins

An ex soldier fights with drug lord and corrupt police to protect his sister and her daughter. Usual action mayhem. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies-Blood Hunters (2016)

A single woman winds up in a hospital not know how she landed there and how she got pregnant. Slow moving and unexciting horror movie. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Carver (2008)

Five campers went to a mountain retreat and encounters killers in this graphic and violent horror movie. Recommended with caution