Thursday, February 13, 2020

Fantasy Island - A Fresh Horror Adaptation of the Popular 70s TV Series

I saw this movie's trailer some time ago and felt it looked like an interesting one. Despite having few scenes that seemed to be supernatural-ish, my wife was still willing to accompany me seeing the film last night when it premiered. Well I will get down to the movie now.

Brief Story Line

In an island known as the Fantasy Island where everything is possible, a group of people just arrived on the plane where they were given the opportunity to fulfill their fantasy. The group consisted of Gwen Olsen (Maggie Q - Nikita series, Live Free or Die Hard etc), Patrick (Austin Stowell - Colossal, Battle of the Sexes etc), Melanie (Lucy Hale - Truth or Dare, Katy Keene TV series etc), JD (Ryan Hansen - Veronica Mars TV series, CHiPs etc) and Brax (Jimmy O. Yang - Crazy Rich Asians, Silicon Valley TV series etc).

Saturday, February 8, 2020

(2019) Little Women - Beautiful and Charming Drama Adapted from Popular Novel

This movie was already playing in US theaters from December last year, and hence I did not expect it to be shown in Indonesia. Hence it was a welcome surprise when it was finally released yesterday as my wife who really loved the novel and I who wanted to find out how good the movie was as it got multiple awards nomination, could get the chance to see it in the cinema. So how was the movie? Let's find out.

Brief Story Line

Set in the 19th century, the four sisters of March family with the eldest Meg (Emma Watson - The Circle, Harry Potter series etc) who yearned to be an actress, the second one Jo (Saoirse Ronan - The Lovely Bones, Hanna etc) a tomboi and ambitious writer, Amy (Florence Pugh - Midsommar etc) who was rather spoilt and always wanted to be rich and last but not least, the soft & kind hearted Beth (Eliza Scanlen - Sharp Objects miniseries etc) were living happily in their home in Massachusetts. While their father was away during war, they were left with only their mother who was referred to as Marmee (Laura Dern - Cold Pursuit, Downsizing etc) and house keeper Hannah to take care of them.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Birds of Prey - Chaotic, Cartoonish and Colorful Superhero Movie with Fabulous Performance from Margot Robbie

As one of the latest movie in DC universe, obviously I had my eyes on the film. With advance ticket sales since last week, my wife and I bought the ticket for last night's show, sadly though not at our favorite theater with Dolby Atmos system as that one was likely booked for a special screening of sort. Anyway, we went to another cinema which had a big screen that I liked as well. So let's get down with the movie.

Brief Story Line

After breaking up with Joker, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie - Once Upon a Time in HollywoodFocus etc) who had been under his protection suddenly found herself in the pursuit of enemies and the police, in particular Detective Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez - White Men Can't Jump, Fearless etc).