Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Jurassic World - First Full Trailer (Jun 2015)


Jurassic WorldThe full trailer of Jurassic World came earlier than expected!
 
After watching the trailer, it doesn't really give me a wow effect, I guess it is due to the tone of the trailer and didn't show much of the "action" yet. One thing worth noticing is the closing scene of the trailer whereby we might see some good dinosaurs vs bad ones in the movie!
 
Now, check out the trailer below and let us know your view :
 
 
Jurassic World will be released in big screen on 12th June 2015.
 
Cheers!

Guest Review - The Hunger Games Mockingjay (Part 1)


The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1My trustworthy movie reviewer friend, Ben is back to review the latest blockbuster - The Hunger Games Mockingjay (Part 1). Even though the box office in US is not as impressive as its predecessor but it is enough to be the highest opening of the year.
 
I think this is the longest movie review that he has written and can tell that he likes J Law a lot (really a lot!). Without further ado, let's check out what is his review below :
 
NOTE : MINOR SPOILER ALERT! PROCEED WITH CARE... 

2 words – Jennifer Lawrence. The single person that elevated the entire Hunger Game movie quadrilogy, throughout MockingJay, I am thinking how lucky the studio was to sign her up for the first movie. She has the rare attributes of extremely well-liked by the audiences and coupled with her capable ability in acting. She brought out the Katniss Everdeen character from the series and made it into one that the audiences can relate to, which is very important for the first part of the finale. 


Monday, 24 November 2014

Jurassic World - Teaser Trailer (Jun 2015)

Jurassic World
As part of the pre-full-length trailer release promotion, Universal Pictures has released a teaser trailer for the much awaited Jurassic World. It shows nothing much except for glimpses of dinosaurs and sad looking Chris Pratt. The full-length trailer will be released on this coming Thursday (27th November), so stay tuned!

Directed by Colin Trevorrow (last brought us "Safety Not Guaranteed"), this much anticipated sequel starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson and Judy Greer. The good news is Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce this instalment.

Short synopsis of Jurassic World (source : imdb.com) :

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

Now, check out the teaser trailer below:


Jurassic World will be released internationally on 12th June 2015.

Cheers!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Attack On Titan - 13 Character Posters (2015)


Attack On TitanIf you are a Japanese Anime fan, I am sure you will sure the comic, Attack On Titan, in 2015, we are going to witness the wrath of the titans in the live-action film adaptation.
 
Directed by Shinji Higuchi with the strong casts of Miura as Eren, Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa, Kanata Hongo as Armin, Satomi Ishihara as Hanji, Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha, Takahiro Miura as Jean, Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima, Ayame Misaki as Hiana, Pierre Taki as Souda, Jun Kunimura as Kubal, Shu Watanabe as Fukushi, Satoru Matsuo as Sannagi, and Rina Takeda as Lil.
 
Attack On Titan will be released in next summer and it will split into two films.
 
Before the attack, let's take a look on the 13 awesome character posters released recently:
 
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Cheers!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Guest Review - Big Hero 6 (Nov 2014)

Big Hero 6
My friend, Ben is back with his movie review. Today, he is reviewing the cutest and hottest movie at the moment, Big Hero 6.

This comic adaptation was directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. It has all the required element to be a successful and entertaining animation (last year, we have the animation of the year, Frozen and this year, we have Big Hero 6). 

Now, check out how will Ben rates the movie below..

BH6 (Big Hero 6) is the first collaboration after Disney acquired Marvel comics, it was both a risky but otherwise no choice decision as most of the Marvel’s characters were either owned by other studios (think Spider-man and the entire X-men universe) and the remaining ones are currently under live-action movie productions by Marvel Studios. Even the obscure ones like Guardians of the Galaxy, which had just finished its commercially successful run, and the Inhumans, stated for future release, are taken, there is little choice of what Disney can dip their hands into without diluting the current Marvel movies universe or risk a law suit from the other studios.

Hence BH6 was chosen which even the usual comic’s readers will find the team unheard of. It is almost like scraping the barrels. Even so, 2 of the team’s iconic members Silver Samurai and Sunspot had to be dropped from the roaster due to their affiliations to the X-Men universe, which belongs to Fox studio. But if anyone that can make this team work on the big screen, it will be the studio that popularized singing snow princess and her sister.

Storyline is the weakest link here; the flow was utterly predictable with the so-called twist expected miles ahead. (in fact during the last battle scene in the alternative universe, a kid was heard in the theatre saying “Baymax will be back later” See, you cannot even fool a kid nowdays) Despite the light hearted and bright coloured nature of the movie, BH6 tells of a bittersweet tale of how to accept the loss of a loved one. Both the protagonist and antagonist had to deal with passing of a family member and certain aspect both dealt with it similarly, turning into vengeance at one point. However glaring plot holes existed such as why would the villain picked such a manner to acquire Hiro’s microbot? He already had the access to Hiro’s research and could easily get a sample to mass produce.

Technically BH6 is beautiful, the characters’ animation and background rendering were simply superb. For once there are no annoying sidekicks or stereotyping characters that exist merely for comedic reliefs. Each character was likeable on his or her own, and finally we are spared of ill-conceived rushed romantic situations among the characters.

Of course, the star of the show is the loveable Baymax. Once again Disney has found a winning figure that’s both heartwarming and humorous at the same time. Am sure Baymax mascot will appear in Disneyland soon.

Overall, it is a decent Disney effort, not as epic as Toy Story, not as original as Wreck-It-Ralph, I will give it a 3 out of 5 stars and add another star just for the sake of Baymax. Do stay for the after credit scene which the creator uphold his tradition to appear in Marvel movies.

Have you seen Bay Max yet? What is your review? 

Cheers!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Insurgent - The Cool Character Posters And Teaser Trailer (Mar 2015)

InsurgentAfter Divergent, what's next is Insurgent (coming in 2015) and lastly Allegiant (part 1 in 2016 and Part 2 in 2017). Even though it is similar to The Hunger Games Trilogy (Teenage novel will lady lead fighting for the survivorship of their respective community), but I quite like what Shailene Woodley did in the Divergent so far.
 
Recently, Summit Entertainment released a few cool character posters and teaser trailer entitled "Defy Reality". Before that, let's take a look of the short synopsis below (source : imdb.com) :
 
Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.
 
Insurgent will hits the big screen on 20th March 2015. Now, check out the posters and teaser trailer below :
 
 
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Cheers!  

Friday, 14 November 2014

The Avengers - Age of Ultron : The New Extended Trailer (May 2015)


The Avengers Age Of UltronThe Avengers - Age of Ultron is definitely one of the most anticipated movie in 2015. After the brilliant teaser trailer released a couple of weeks ago, here come the extended trailer. No comment is necessary, just watch for yourself and get wow-ed!
 
The Avengers - Age Of Ultron will be released on 1st May 2015 in both 3D and IMAX 3D.
 
Now, check out the extended trailer below :
 
 
Hope May 2015 come sooner....
 
Cheers!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (单身男女2) - My Review From Premiere


Don't go breaking my heart 2 单身男女2Courtesy of mig.me, and Clover Films, managed to catch the second Chinese movie premiere in Singapore, Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (单身男女2). Directed by famous Hong Kong director, Johnnie To (杜琪峯) with promising casts like Louis Koo (古天樂), Miriam Yeung (楊千嬅), Gao Yuanyuan (高圓圓), Vic Chou (周渝民) and Daniel Wu (吳彥祖).
 
I didn't watch part one of the movie and hence not able to make any comparison. Having said that, this heart-warming, feel good movie still delivers in terms of providing right amount of laughters and plot development (revolve around the love-hate relationship among the 5 main casts).
 
It is far from epic but if you are looking for some old fashion Hong Kong romedy (romantic comedy) movie, can give it a try over the weekend and it is best to watch it with your loved one ;-)
 
My rating is 2.5 (out of 5 stars).   
 
Following are some media details of Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (单身男女2) :

The Sypnosis :

After the “Earthling” Cheung Shen Ren (Louis Koo) loses Cheng Zixin (Gao Yuanyuan) to the “Martian” Fang Qihong, he decides to keep it cool and reverts to singlehood graciously. Cheng and Fang, meanwhile, live happily ever after…… That seems to be the fairytale ending from DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART. In reality, the story is far from over: the three finds themselves once again entangled in an even more complicated relationship in DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2.

After jilted by Cheng, Cheung starts dating “Goddess of Stocks” Yang Yang Yang (Miriam Yeung), who works in an opposite building. Yang has been turning a blind eye to Cheung’s philandering until she meets Paul (Vic Chou), a romantic returnee from France whose devotion has melted her heart.

Afraid to lose his lover again, Cheung determines to settle down and marry Yang, but fate works in mysterious ways. It turns out that Cheng’s wedding with Fang (Daniel Wu) has been delayed and she is now directly working under Yang. A chance encounter with Cheng again makes Cheung question his decision, because even though he appears to have emerged unscathed from their previous relationship, he was profoundly hurt and still hasn’t fully recovered.

Paul is in love with Yang; Yang has accepted Cheung’s proposal; Cheung is unable to get Cheng off his mind; and Cheng is about to marry Fang. A quadrangular relationship among five people – who is really the love of their life?

 
The Trailers and featurette :
 
 
Cheers!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Hobbit - The Battle Of The Five Armies : New Banners And New Trailer (Dec 2014)

The Hobbit The Battle Of The Five Armies
In slightly more than one month's time, the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Trilogy - The Battle Of The Five Armies will hit the big screen, fans will throng to the big screens all over the world to witness the final epic battle.

Recently, New Line just released a couple of beautiful banners and the new trailer which is awesome. Can't wait to see how it ends! 

The Hobbit - The Battle Of The Five Armies will be in cinemas on 15th December 2015 in 3D and IMAX 3D. Now, check out the banners and trailer below :

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The Hobbit The Battle Of The Five Armies


Cheers! 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Warcraft - Promo Arts (Mar 2016)

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Warcraft, the popular video game series will be adopted into a featured length movie soon. It is expected to be released in March 2016. Directed by Duncan Jones (whom last brought us Source Code) and starring Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Travis Fimmel and Dominic Cooper.

No details has been shared on the storyline yet but Legendary Pictures has just released a few pieces of promo art of Warcraft and they all looks awesome (even though I am not a fan of the video game). Would it be the next Lord Of The Ring? I sure have high hope on this fantasy movie. 

Now, check out all the four promo art below :
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Cheers!