Sunday, August 5, 2018

On the lighter side-Movies-Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)

A billionaire experimenting on sharks gets attacked by them and his team of scientist in this unnecessary sequel to the much better first one. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Commuter (2018)-Liam Neeson

An unsuspecting ex-cop is asked to locate a passenger before his last stop or face deadly consequences in this suspenseful thriller. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Justice League (2017)-Ben Affleck

Batman, Superman, wonder woman and other super heroes team up to fight even greater evil in this special effects action/ science fiction blockbuster movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)-Frances Mcdormand

A woman challenges local authorities to catch the culprit of her murdered daughter. Superb acting by all. Overall a great movie winning two Oscars.. Highly recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Steel Rain (2017-Korean)

A coup in North Korea forces a soldier to escape to South Korea with the President. He has to work with the skeptical South Koreans to prevent a nuclear war. Interesting Korean action movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Strangled (2016-Hungarian)

A brutal killer is on the loose in a small town in Hungary, while an innocent man awaits his fate of being accused the real killer. Interesting Hungarian thriller. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies- The thousand faces of Dunjia (2017-HK)

Action fantasy movie about a group of warriors trying the save the world from unearthly monsters. Recommended.

On the lighter side-Movies- Blade of the immortal (2017-Japan)

A skilled samurai who has been cursed with immortality agrees to help a girl avenge her parents. Highly stylized movie with almost nonstop action and gore.

On the lighter side-Movies- Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield (2017-China)

A secret police member tries to seek a girl who can help him unveil the conspiracy behind his framing by corrupt official of the government. Again hard to detail the story and you will have to go back to the first one to find out the details. Just enjoy the action and forget about the story. Recommended with caution

On the lighter side-Movies- Wu Kong (2017)-Chinese

An ordinary man refuses to bow down to his destiny and rebel against gods. It is hard to tell the story without going into the much detail and also you have to see the related Money King movies in order to find out what is happening. But fantasy and action galore. Recommended with caution

Slavery by Choice

Recently a famous rapper said on an interview that slavery was a choice. The shocking part was that the rapper is an African American but with outrageous and outspoken views. But this created a backlash but not if it were a white person and the issue has been quietly put down due to his supposedly erratic behavior. Although I had to scramble back to my history books and look to see if this was true, but could not find anything. His point was that the slaves were far numerous and they had weapons in the shape of their agricultural tools so they could have fought back. And as such they were not only physically slaved but also mentally. Now this is somewhat the alt-right or white supremacists people have been saying in one way or the other. But here I am not talking about what they are saying but what this African American rapper said that caused a few surprising ripples and then it died down.
He has all the right to say what he wants and people have the right to be outraged too but the most unsettling and hypocritical part is that the African American community shrugged it like it did not matter but if a white person would have said that out aloud, he would have been censured severely by white liberals and minorities. I can see a definite hypocritical manner in how this situation is handled and there is definitely a bias in how some people will protect their own even when he tries to insult them.