We can all say that Rogue One: A Star Wars story was the most anticipated movie of 2016. It fills in the gap between Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV – A New Hope. For those of you that who are not familiar with the Star Wars movie, there are three parts of this saga. There are the original, prequel, and sequel trilogies and the anthology films. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first out of three films in the Star Wars Anthology series. This film has received generally positive reviews, with praise for its acting, action sequences, musical score and its darker tone. It has also grossed over $988.1 million worldwide, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 2016.
Personally, this movie suits anyone who has interest towards the saga or not. It is the movie that will blow your mind because of the dramatic music that supports the scene and ambience of the rebellions that are trying to destroy the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon. Not only that, Felicity Jones’ heroine character Jyn Erso is just another classic Star Wars female leads, like Carrie Fisher or Daisy Ridley that embodies the rebellious personality that all of them has.
The touch of comedy from K-2SO, a reprogrammed Empire droid, voiced by Alan Tudyk is a very nice touch to the intense ambience the film has. The droid is a dapper version of the famous C-3PO that can be found in all of the 8 movies that has been released so far. C-3PO also made a cameo with R2-D2 in less than 10 seconds in Rogue One (sorry for the spoiler for those of you who haven’t watched it!). It was a comforting moment when we saw the two beloved droids in the movie. Princess Leia also made an appearance at the end of the movie.
The 133-minute-long movie is a gorgeous, adrenaline-rushed, nostalgic piece that brings us back to the golden days — and well worth a few hours of your time.
Bond never shoots to miss - but unfortunately Spectre does fall shy of its mark.
The 24th Bond film marks Daniel Craig’s fourth appearance as the infamous British Spy, and this time he’s back to save the world again from a mysterious criminal organisation with links to his personal life
For fans of Ian Fleming, Spectre has its origins way back in the bond novels and have already appeared in numerous James Bond Films such as Dr. No and the novel Thunderball. However because Casino Royale rebooted the whole James Bond storyline in a new time, this is the first time Bond has encountered the Miscellaneous organisation headed by the evil mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Though Craig’s acting is impeccable as always along with Sam Mendes’ directing, Spectre doesn’t quite live up to 2012’s Skyfall. The film suffers from a very long running time and many plot holes within the film itself. Another thing is the very complex overarching storyline Spectre has because of the films connections to many villains featured in previous Bond movies (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall), which may have been a wrong move at trying to squeeze it all into one film.
On the other hand, we get to see the stylish new Aston Martin DB10 in action, a very impressive opening sequence, a shivering soundtrack featuring Sam Smith’s dynamic vocals, and a very beautiful cinematography courtesy of renowned cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema.
If its an action packed film you’re seeking, then Spectre won’t disappoint you. However if you’re seeking for the best Bond film, then that title still has to go to 2012’s Skyfall.
In August 2016, DC Comics is bringing something quite game-changing to the cinematic universe.
This just might be the most anticipated production since the release of “The Avengers” movies. DC’s Suicide Squad is an action-packed movie where the protagonists in the film are ironically a team of supervillains.
The trailer premiered at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International last July. To those of you who aren’t familiar with the “Suicide Squad” or just have never in your life picked up a comic book, here’s what you need to know: The Suicide Squad (also known as Task Force X) is an antihero team of detained supervillians operating as covert assets of the US Government. In exchange for shortened prison sentences, the squad engages in deathly, black ops missions. The mastermind behind the idea of forming the band of misfits is Amanda Waller of whom the group works for.
The team consists of supervillians and antiheroes like Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Katana, Enchantress, Killer Croc, Rick Flag, Slipknot and El Diablo.The footage showed glimpses of each member’s origin story. With the anticipation of the movie, they brought Harley Quinn, one of the most famous female supervillains in pop culture today.
The trailer closed with the whimsical sound of the Joker’s laugh and a line from him that made the character no less psychotic than he already is. The trailer was the kind that lured you to keep watching but at a same time, be disturbingly fascinated by it, which is all the more reason to watch the movie once it’s released.
Typical that the trailer tried its best not to spoil so much, nonetheless you get the idea. Warner Bros. Pictures will be bringing the comic series to life in a live-action movie starring actors like Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne and many more. In the meantime, be sure to add this movie to your forthcoming list. Watch the trailer (if you dare) and gather your squad and grab a large bucket of popcorn, because I reckon that this movie will be worthwhile.
I know what you’re thinking: “Another cancer movie. Great.” Read on, and you’ll see just how different this one is — and how it’s so much better.
If you’re a fan of indie movies, then you’re probably familiar with the Sundance Film Festival. Winning the Grand Jury Prize award, this movie is a must watch for fans of the Young Adult genre.
So, what can you look forward to? Imagine an awkward and way-too-truthful Augustus Waters minus the popularity and good looks, and you’ve got Greg, a highschooler forced to befriend his neighbour Rachel in an attempt to cheer her up when she gets diagnosed with leukemia. Along the course of their friendship, they discover prom, pillows, and the importance of low-quality filmmaking — not necessarily in that order.
The minute I watched the trailer, I thought of how this would be one of “those” movies. You know, the one where the boy and the girl fall in love in the end, because that’s always what happens. The one where we cry when one of them dies.
Ten minutes into the movie, maybe less, I was laughing — and continued to do so constantly until the end, triggered by the movie’s witty humor and cringe-worthy movie name puns that you just can’t hate (A Sockwork Orange? Come on). Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke show great chemistry on-screen as Greg and Rachel, and well-known cameos like Nick Offerman and Hugh Jackman (it’s easy to miss the latter, but it’ll make you laugh, I promise) help them build the basis for a movie you truly will enjoy. It’s honest without ever being too mean. It’s funny in that witty, sometimes sarcastic way. It’s a comedic tearjerker; the kind you wouldn’t mind your heart breaking over every time you watched it, because at the same time it’s kind of uplifting. It’s Me, and Earl, and the Dying Girl.