Tuesday, June 18, 2024

(TV SERIES) Nightmares and Daydreams (Season 1) - An Interestingly Done Anthology Series of Various Genre

I noticed this series few weeks ago on Netflix which immediately intrigued me, especially with the name Joko Anwar attached to the title. When it was finally released few days ago, I was completing other series and only started to watch during the weekend & finished it in two days time. All right then, I'll get on with it now. Since it was an anthology series, I would not be putting any Brief Story Line like in my usual posts but instead a brief explanation from IMBD as follows:

"Ordinary people encountering strange phenomenons that may be keys to the answer about the origin of our world and the imminent threat we will soon face"

I said above that the name Joko Anwar was what made me curious to give this a try as he had directed, written or produced some good quality movies in the past like Janji Joni, Impetigore, A Copy of My Mind and few others that won or nominated for various local and international Awards. I guess with such portfolio, it was no brainer for Netflix to cooperate with him in creating Original Indonesian programming. Anyway this series consisted of 7 episodes with two of them directed by himself while few others were written by him but directed by other people such as Tommy Dewo, Ray Pakpahan and Randolph Zaini.  

Monday, June 17, 2024

Inside Out 2 - A Wonderfully Animated Sequel to the Beloved 2015 Movie with Awesome Story and Full of Emotions

This was one of the movies that I was quite eagerly waiting. It appeared the cinema chains knew there were a lot who wanted to see it first by having a special screening on Wednesday before its full release on Friday. My wife and I saw this on Saturday as the second of our movie marathon day. Without further ado, let's get on the movie.

Brief Story Line

Riley (Kensington Tallman) who had just turned 13 and her 2 best friends Grace (Grace Lu) and Bree (Sumayyah Nuriddin) were invited to join a hockey summer camp. Joy (Amy Poehler - Movie, Duncanville TV series etc) and the rest of the emotions inside Riley's head, Disgust (Liza Lapira - The Equalizer TV series etc), Anger (Lewis Black - The Last Laugh etc), Fear (Tony Hale - Clifford the Big Red DogToy Story 4 etc) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith - The Office TV series etc) were very excited with Riley's experience.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

The Watchers - An OK Enough Horror Movie with Some Pretty Well-Built Eerie Feeling but Rather Unsatisfactory Ending

It's amazing how there were so many new movies released in Indonesia this time of year as compared to even the period before Covid. It reached to the point where my wife and I ended up having to do movie marathon almost every weekend just to catch up with them. Yesterday we saw two movies where this was the first that we opted. OK, will get to it then.

Brief Story Line

Mina (Dakota Fanning - The Equalizer 3, The Alienist TV series etc) was working in a pet shop in a town in Ireland and got an assignment to deliver a parakeet to the zoo in Belfast. When she drove the car through a thick forest, her car broke down and tried to find shelter for the night. She somehow met with an old woman later revealed as Madeline (Olwen Fouéré - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022, Tarot etc) who told her to immediately go inside a small room called The Coop.