Sunday, January 31, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies- The Legend of Jade Sword (2020-China)

 A warrior is born to unite his nation. Another history story from China with sword and martial arts violence . English Subtitles. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Mad Spider sea (2019-Taiwan)

 A Chinese fishing trawler is attacked by spiders in this not thrilling movie. English Subtitles. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies- Sniper (2020-China)

 Sniper movie, Chinese style with much nationalistic overtones. English subtitles. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Blade of Wind (2020-China)

 Fighting evil in this martial arts thriller with the usual special effects. English Subtitles. Recommended with caution

Corona Virus Vaccine as Solution?

 Now that we have several vaccines available for Corona Virus and people are getting vaccinated or some plan to in several countries, is it the right solution and do people have to get relaxed and venture out without masks and social distance or more precaution need to be taken. Well as some of my acquaintances who have been front line workers taken the vaccines, there is no time to relax or put down your mask. At least I for one am not planning to take off my mask in this New Year, as I would not know if the person beside me has taken the vaccines or he/she would not put a sign on their chest that I have been vaccinated.  Some very rare cases of side effects like with any vaccines being taken have been reported but it is too early to tell if the vaccine is effect, although extensive trials been done to prove its potency.

And it has now become very nationalistic to say their vaccine is great instead of being for all humanity. Like the Chinese and Russians are giving their citizens their own vaccines while exporting it countries who have good relations with them. The western countries are also selling it to other countries. But whose vaccines will be more effective, only time will tell. For now it is safe to say that wearing mask and social distancing and washing your hands is the only safe way to make oneself and your loved ones safe from the Virus until the vaccines are widely available and the effective of the vaccines have become known widely. Even after that it is better to keep your mask on for some to come.

Monday, January 18, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-Guardian of the Palace (2020-China) – Yiming Chen, Yiheng Du

 A group of people embark on a journey to find a treasure which can cure a plague in a village. Special effects laden combined with action. Subtitled. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-Project Power (2020) – Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 Our heroes pursue criminals who have created a drug which gives its users supernatural powers for five minutes. Available on Netflix. Recommended with caution.

On the lighter side-Movies-La Llorona (2019-Guatemala) – Maria Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz

 A former general who was involved in a military killing on innocent civilians is paranoid about hauntings in his house. Not a horror movie at all and I kept on waiting on some creepy stuff to come by and then the movie finished. Available on Shudder. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Fearless Kungfu King (2020-China) – Hu Guo Fang

 Better than average nationalistic Kungfu Movie. Recommended with caution. Subtitled.

On the lighter side-Movies- Shocking Kungfu of Huo’s (2018-China)

 There is nothing shocking about this Kung fu movie. Routine Martial arts thriller. Not Recommended. Subtitled.

On the lighter side-Movies-Taoist Master (2019-China) – Louis Fan, Li Lu Bang

 A Taoist Master battles an evil organization to save the lives of local people. Better than average but that is not saying much. Recommended with caution

Sunday, January 17, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies-Sex and Fury (1973-Japan) – Reiko Ike, Akemi Negishi

 A gambler goes after her father’s killer in this over the top Japanese Martials arts erotic action movie. Nudity and Violence go hand in hand. Highly Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Chasing the Dragon II (2019- HK) – Louis Koo, Jiang Du

 A kidnapper who has been terrorizing Hong Kong tries to go after Macau rich and famous with disastrous results. Great action movie. Recommended. Subtitled

On the lighter side-Movies-One Cut of the Dead (2017-Japan) – Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama

 Entertaining horror comedy movie about a film crew directing a zombie movie and encountering real zombies. Recommended with caution. Subtitled

On the lighter side-Movies-Sniper: Assassin’s End (2020) – Chad Michael Collins. Tom Berenger

 Another sequel to the Sniper movies. This time the Sniper meets his match in another skillful sniper. Nothing to miss about. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-The Bad Guys: Reign in Chaos (2019) – Dong-Seok Ma, Sang-Jung Kim

 Police goes after escaped prisoners when the bus that is carrying them crashes. Korean action comedy. Recommended with caution

Saturday, January 16, 2021

On the lighter side-Movies- His House (2020)-Wunmi Mosaku, Sope Dirisu

A refugee couple escapes their homeland landing in England only to encounter evil in their new house. Available on Netflix, a different kind of movie but I did not enjoy it. Not Recommended. 

On the lighter side-Movies-Paradise Z (Dead Earth) (2020)-Milena Gorum, Alice Tantayanon

 Two girls are surrounded by zombie epidemic in a tourist resort. Utterly useless and stupid movie where most of the time the leads are walking around killing time. NOT Recommended at all

On the lighter side-Movies-Fierce Fighting on Mihun Ridge (2019-China)

 Old fashion cops and robbers movie with corrupt officials in the mix. In Chinese with English Subtitles. Not recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Shark Season (2020) – Paige McGarvin, Michael Madsen

 A photo shoot in the middle of an ocean on a small island are stalked by a shark. Avoid it along with all the shark movies. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies- Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) – Tania Raymonde, Nathaniel Buzolic

 Genetically Mutated Sharks stalk a research lab. You have seen this many times before and if you have not, don’t worry, you are not missing much. Not Recommended

Sunday, January 3, 2021

The 12th Anniversary of my Father’s death

Another year has passed and the pain is still there. There is no other way to describe how much I miss my father. He was so loving and caring for me that it hurts even to write this article every year. I recently went back to this grave and paid my respects  and I would not have imagined I would be doing it but time does not heal what the most precious being in the world leaves you and there is no other one to advise you of the life’s intricacies. You cannot turn to another human being for advise as nobody is more loving and care for you then your own father. Although it is a natural process but it hurts that he is no longer in this world and it has been now 12 years and still the pain does not go away that I could not talk to the one person that has so much invested in me and cared for me all through my life. It is really hard to live life like this and I just feel so lonely sometimes that I cannot share my opinion with anybody else nor I can take advantage of his experience. I was extremely lucky that I had my father with me all my time and that is why it is so hurtful and the emptiness in my life will never again be filled. I love you DAD forever.

On the lighter side-Movies-Greyhound (2020) – Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue

 After entering the second world war, an experienced U.S. Navy commander leads a security convoy which is stalked by several German submarines. Exciting War movie. Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Roh (Soul) (2019-Malaysian)-Farah Ahmad, Mhia Farhana

 Slow horror movie about a family which is visited by a witch. It was hard for me to following this movie. So I would not recommend it.

On the lighter side-Movies-You should have left (2020) – Kevin Bacon, Amanda Seyfried, Avery Tiiu Essex

 Overhyped horror movie about a family vacationing in a house on a Welsh countryside and encountering horror. But I did not enjoy the movie as it was slow and did not scare me at all. Not Recommended

On the lighter side-Movies-Warning: Do not play (2019-Korean) – Ye-Ji Seo,

 A would be horror director researches a banned movie which the director has warned her not to in this slow moving and boring movie. Not Recommended anywhere you find it. Available on Shudder.