Ghostbusters (2016) 4 out of 5

Ghostbusters (2016) 4 out of 5

I must say, I was truly impressed! Lots of hate for this all-girl ghostbuster team from the very start. It still has a low rating on IMDB though which I can’t quite understand. Perhaps it’s like making a movie remake of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and they decided to replace her with a male lead – which would drive me insane! I guess from that perspective, I can understand the hate, especially from the loyal fanbase since 1984. I’m not a fan, mostly impartial. If you are somewhat impartial and looking for a fun movie night out with the girls or snuggle buddy, I truly recommend it =) Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig did not disappoint! Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon (new in my personal actor database) really tied the team together. So IN LOVE with the character Jillian Holtzmann! CGI, music and storyline were all pretty awesome. Understand the hate, but damn…. this is still a pretty good movie in my very bias opinion. 4 out of 5.
The Lazarus Effect (2015) 3 out of 5

The Lazarus Effect (2015) 3 out of 5

I’m not a fan of horror flicks (for very valid sanity reasons) but this was pretty good. Sorta in between Blair Witch Project and … actually I can’t really say. For me, Blair Witch Project was crazy mind boggling scary – compared to that – The Lazarus Project wasn’t so bad. I think I fell into the Olivia Wilde trap PLUS Donald Glover (from Community) was in it. In short, don’t watch it alone at night. Just enough scary for horror flick averse movie goers. Recommend it for movie nights in with microwave popcorn or in my case – chocolate.
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) 5 out of 5

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) 5 out of 5

I finally managed to watch the latest addition to the Star Wars saga and I feel like hitting myself with the lightsaber equivalent. How could I have not watched this in the cinema and had more gusto with its arrival? I do have some pleasant memories attached to Star Wars movies in the past especially during my sekolah rendah years. I’d be camping out in my parents room with my siblings glued to the tv on late nights watching reruns on Mediacorp Channel 5 and then more awesome memories whilst in sekolah menengah with my best friend, Low Ee Lyn. In fact I might have the poster still from Episode II. We were mad over Queen Amidala (then Padme) and me personally, Obi-Wan Kenobi. We coined our own Star Wars names =) Ee Lyn was Ellowkin Skywalker and me, Elly-Wan Kenobi. Ee Lyn even bought me some Star Wars wrapping paper at one point. The force was strong with us two pals (miss you kawan). Sentimental attachments aside, I’m happy to say Episode VII is definitely not a let down. A lot of new faces. Although faces I’ve seen several times in different movies the past decade or so naming, Oscar Isaac from Sucker Punch (2011), Adam Driver from TV series Girls HBO, Domhnall Gleeson from Anna Karenina (2012) and Greg Grunberg from TV series Alias and Heroes. I have a strong attachment to these actors from the get go so seeing them in the movie made it for me, an even meaningful reunion of sorts. The current generation of actors. I wonder what it would have been like if it had Tom Cruise/Brad Pitt generation actors. Overall 5 out of 5 and not even counting in sentimental attachment. It’s good. Shame on me. Well, I guess it’s not named The Force Awakens for nothing =) Touche.
Victor Frankenstein (2015) 5 out of 5

Victor Frankenstein (2015) 5 out of 5

First of all, I am incredibly biased because James McAvoy plays the lead. We all know how the novel by Mary Shelley goes. It’s been ingrained in our minds the imagery of the evil ‘made by Hollywood’ mad scientist bringing to life the undead, followed by manic evil “It’s alive. It’s ALIVE!” shrieking. The novel however, I believe was written from the perspective of the creature. All in all, it’s a sad tale of trying to right (in his mind) a wrong. The inability to forget and forgive an unfortunate past and followed by the inevitable descend into madness because of it. Seeking redemption in all the wrong scientific ways. One thing for sure, James McAvoy makes madness forgivable and desperation endearing. Worthy of strong mention, Mr Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. He is flourishing for sure! I loved him in Kill Your Darlings (2013). For some reason IMDB rated this movie ONLY 6/10. My biased, ferociously loyal mind naturally refuses to acknowledge any flaws in the movie. 5 out of 5. 5 out of 5.
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