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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Accountant Review

1 + 1 = Guns???

The Accountant Review – Bat-fleck decides to ditch his bat cape for a while and change of career for a while. 
....that's better hide from your Accountant before you get audited! 

Christian "Chris" Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a mathematical genius who works as an accountant with a shady personality. He is quietly pursued by Raymond King (J.K. Simmons) of the Treasury Department. King recruits young analyst, Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to help him identify and arrest the Accountant prior to his retirement, threatening to expose Medina's un-filed criminal past if she refuses. Christian later gets hired to peruse accounts at a corporation called Living Robotics after their junior accounting associate, Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) notice some discrepancies. As both number nerds work together, they figure out that millions of dollars are embezzled from the company. Things soon get complicated when an Assassin tries to kill both Wolff and Cummings. A confrontation between the accountant and the assassin later reveals a connection from the past. Who stole the money? Who is the assassin? Who is Christian Wolff? 
Accountants don't mingle with people like the rest of us

First of all I would like to state that I hate maths so whenever the accountant starts to jabber about numbers, my mind went blank but once I got over the mathematical equation, I found that the story to be interesting only…only to be let down at the end. I remember saying… “so what is the purpose of this movie?’. A good build up was spoiled by a bland ending. Perhaps there will be a sequel to this story but there were no cliff-hanger, it just ended the way it did. As the acting, I was cringing to see Ben to crack a smile because his face looked pretty much like mine when I had to do some calculation. This talented man need to act in a much happy movie and loosen up before we associate him with misery. I miss the old Ben when he was much more cheerful. Thank God for Anna’s role because she managed to get a few crinkles on Ben’s tensed face. Storyline and characters…that’s all I can think about in pretty much a forgettable flick for this year. that you Michelle Obama?

The end was like this...the end....and that's when I went "Huh? that's the end?" :P 

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

Ethan...I mean Jack...are you back?

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review – Ethan Hunt…errr…I mean Jack Reacher is back…again. 
Bruised but still good looking! 

Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) is a former military personnel who is used to work alone. However after helping to capture a corrupt sheriff, Reacher comes across Susan Turner over the phone. Pretty soon their telephone becomes a routine and Reacher decides to visit her in Washington. Upon his arrival  Jack learns that Susan have been arrested under suspicion of espionage. He refuses to believe and does his own investigation and soon get on the heels of those responsible for framing Susan. Jack also stumbles upon a scheme that involves those in high position in the military. Can Jack rescue Susan and also get to the bottom of the  conspiracy before he himself becomes a victim?

...Think we should join the parade? 

Tom Cruise has been our go-to-guy for action packed flicks for years and he doesn’t disappoint us with Jack. My complain is, since he is already playing Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible (MI) franchise, perhaps Mr. Cruise is being a bit selfish by also taking on this role. I had to tell myself that I am watching Jack and not Ethan during the movie. There are some difference but the similarities are too obvious at times. The difference if any is Tom seems to look a little ‘aged’ in this although this is just the second film under the Reacher series. Our hero still packs the punch and this time is joined by another hottie, Cobie Smulders. After previously pairing with Rebecca Ferguson in Mission Impossible : Rogue Nation, Cobie also give Tom a chase for his money by performing well in her role as Susan Turner. Another resemblance to MI is the storyline which runs along the military involvement sans the MI team mates. Tried and tested method got to me after a while but it was still an entertaining view. 

Jack : I wonder what kinda President Trump will be....

I’m sorry Tom but I prefer you as Ethan Hunt than Jack Reacher. The end.     

Deepwater Horizon Review

Remember this 'burning' news?

Deepwater Horizon Review – Movie based on true event that took place on oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in 20th April 2010. 
Mr. Maze Runner and Mr Muscle in the same movie?

Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) joins his colleagues, Jimmy Harrell (Kurt Russel), Andrea Fleytas (Gina Rodriguez) along with some BP executives and heads back to Deepwater Horizon oil rig to continue the drilling job. Since the team is already behind schedule the officials starts to push the workers to expedite the task. When the first test to check the stability of the platform fails, Jimmy insists on stalling and conducting more tests. Ignoring his advice and going ahead with the drilling proves to be a costly mistake. The pressure built up triggers a devastating explosion. The team then scrambles to save their live trying to leave the disaster site which afterward becomes the worst oil spill in the U.S history.  
John oh John...only you could play an annoying Exec

Mark Wahlberg does what he do best, role playing as a caring father to a concerned co-worker. His switch from a funny to serious person comes naturally coupled with that good looking face and macho body feature is truly a bonus. Ehem. Special mention goes to veteran Kurt Russel for scoring full marks for his  character as the strict yet  considerate Mr. Jimmy looking after his team. The story build up is rather slow at the beginning but once everything goes wrong, it escalates pretty fast and you gotta catch up on who is doing what. The special effect to capture the full extent of the tragedy is done well from view of the underwater to the angles of the oil rig. Just be prepared to be blown away and witness how quick a small error can turn into a huge catastrophe. 
The well from hell burning down

If you wonder why those working in oil rigs earn big money, this flick will make you understand what are they risking to that much. Know what I mean?

Inferno Review

Run Forest run...Eh I mean Run Robert Run!!!
Inferno Review – As usual, some weirdo decides to play God and leave clues so it’s up to Prof Langdon to save humankind…yawn…zzzzz
Just point and pretend Langdon...just point and pretend 
Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital somewhere in Florence, Italy with no recollection on how he got there. The doctor attending to him, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) tries to jog his memories until they suddenly get attacked by women in police uniform. They manage to escape and end up at Sienna’s house to try figure out what is going on but once again they get chased this time by few more other peoples. Once more the pair avoids getting caught and makes their way around few places following the clues they have gathered. Pretty soon Langdon discovers that a rogue  scientist, Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster) have developed a virus that could wipe out the human population to….get this…control the human population (*insert evil smirk). Like…really ah dey? Really really ah? (*evil smirk again). With time running out and being hunted by dubious individuals, can Professor Robert Langdon solve the clues and save humankind? 
The vasty talented but wasted cast members 
Tom oh Tom…after an amazing performance in Sully earlier, he had to spoil his good reputation by agreeing to act in this sucky sequel. Not to diss his performance but we all know Mr. Hanks is capable of doing so much better than this so please hang up your coat playing symbolist ok Tom? Thank you very much. Meanwhile, kindly also erase your memory of watching Felicity Jones in this and let’s look forward to her performance in the upcoming Star Wars flick shall we? While the rest of the cast…well…the less I mention about them, the better. Same goes of the storyline as well. This either ‘let’s take over the world’ or ‘let’s try to kill everything’ plot is overused until at time, I just feel like, humans do deserve to face the same fate of the dinosaur before us. Ugh. 

Trust me...this one is not actually a hot must-watch film 
Enough is enough stupid humans. Stop playing God can or not? Trust me when I say, once we have reached our capacity, we will eventually get wiped from the Earth so just try to enjoy the stay while you can and stop coming up with stupid ideas to fast forward our extinction will you? Bluek. 

Bridget Jones's Baby Review

Hey there Bridg! 

Bridget Jones's Baby Review – My favourite British singleton is back on the big screen after 12 years with a new dilemma. 

She is not heavy...she is just being Bridget

The last time we saw Bridget, (Renee Zellweger) she finally married her dream guy, Human Rights Barrister, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and also got over the cheesy Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Fast forward to few years, we see Bridget back once again in her apartment, alone and still singing to ‘All By Myself’. What the fuck happened Brig? Que change of tune and another new resolution to not dwell on the past, she gets back up once again to take over the world until her younger Boss decides to give her hard time at work. Not the one to give up easily, Bridget embrace the new challenge but still finds time to mess about. This time in the form of American internet billionaire, Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) while also ‘having’ a good spell with Mark Darcy. Next thing you know, our girl gets knocked up not sure who is the baby daddy…dun dun dun…the rest…well…go watch to find out who really is Bridget Jones’s Baby daddy. 

I'd be excited if Emma Thompson were my Doc too! 

Oh Renee, you were born to play Bridget and Mr. Colin Firth, I understand why women all over the world still swoon at you. Despite aging, both of you still give me goosebumps when I see you together on the screen. You both are a perfect mismatched couple. Add McDreamy to the combo and boom. That is one threesome I don’t mind getting involved with. Ok, ok fine. I will stick to the review but what can I say? Perfect cast makes a movie enjoyable and boy did I enjoyed myself watching two amazing man trying to woo the women they love despite knowing that she slept with both of them. Everything about the movie is a walk down memory lane for me and also free lesson on how to face with difficulties. I got not one complain about this time around except for the long time it took to bring Bridget back into the limelight but once she is here, you know you are in for a ride so bravo to team for making this possible. 

Who's your Daddy? Your baby's Daddy ey?

Usually…I mean usually…sequels to a good movie sucks (read : Bridget Jones : The Edge of Reason….bluergh) and can’t match the original but this third film is master piece. I enjoyed every freaking minute of it. Laughing while reminiscing about the first time I saw Bridget on the big screen. I feel the connection with her as I am now at the same age as she was when she started writing her diary. I’ve been thru some of the things she experienced (not the sex part mind you) and can relate to her more than anyone I’ve met in my real life so YEAY to you Bridget for keeping it real although you are a fictional character. May I say bring on the 4th sequel… * wink wink