Casey's Movie Mania

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review: PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR (2014)

4 stars
4 stars
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR may have been formulaic, but the animated feature is fast-paced, funny and zippy enough to make this a must-see family entertainment where both adults and kids can enjoy.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Retrospective: 5 Greatest Mike Nichols Movies


Legendary German-born American director Mike Nichols, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 83, was certainly one of the most influential filmmakers in Hollywood. Throughout his long and illustrious career since his acclaimed debut in 1966's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, he was one of the few peoples to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. Best known for character-driven comedies and dramas, he has directed some of the most highly-regarded motion pictures for each decade and to honour his legacy, here is my personal list of five greatest Mike Nichols movies in a chronological order:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 (2014)

3 stars
3 stars
Blessed with strong performances and a welcome change of pace that focuses more onto political drama, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1 is fairly intense but needlessly overlong.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Short Film Review: BEAUTY SLEEP (2014)

3 stars
3 stars
A technical triumph of sight and sound, BEAUTY SLEEP is creepy enough for an experimental short film that deals with twisted nightmare, even though it doesn't dig deep beyond its surface.