June 2013 | Casey's Movie Mania | Movie Reviews, Features & Others

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Review: BADGES OF FURY 不二神探 (2013)

Don't let the English title fools you -- BADGES OF FURY isn't the usual Jet Li's action vehicle but rather a wildly over-the-top action comedy that plays strictly for broader laughs.
 

Retrospective: Battle Of The Two "Die Hard In The White House" Action Movies


This year, we have not one but two head-to-head competitions for the similarly-themed "Die Hard in the White House" action thrillers. On March, we have OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN which followed by WHITE HOUSE DOWN three months later on June. I have watched both of them and they are entertaining enough in their own rights. But when comes to comparison, which movie emerges as the best "Die Hard in the White House" action thriller this year? Here's my detailed analysis below:

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Review: WHITE HOUSE DOWN (2013)

Oh... my lucky f**king day with Mr. President here who looks like a standup comedian and I dressed like John McClane...
WHITE HOUSE DOWN is fun and silly, if overlong, throwback to the '90s era of summer-movie spectacle elevated with two exciting performances by Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Review: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (2013)

 
Oh, look, Mike.... you got taller!
Neither inventive nor original by Pixar standard, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY still qualifies as a colorful, entertaining and genuinely well-meaning animated prequel for all ages.
 

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Review: WORLD WAR Z (2013)

Why are we running, Dad? I thought those zombies just want you to sign some autographs...
As the most expensive zombie movie ever made, WORLD WAR Z have its fair share of epic spectacle and some effective thrills, but the overall movie often ruined by chaotic cameraworks while the story feels shopworn.
 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Review: THE PURGE (2013)

Review: THE PURGE (2013)
 
Blessed with a mix of high-concept premise, home-invasion thriller and subversive political allegory, THE PURGE is surprisingly intense and thought-provoking micro-budgeted genre movie.

Review: SWITCH 天机.富春山居图 (2013)

Let's drink this poison together to celebrate for our awfully-reviewed movie.
A jaw-dropping disappointment beyond belief, SWITCH is a terrible mess that fails miserably to live up its massive hype as the Chinese version of the James Bond movie.
 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Retrospective: SUPERMAN Rewind: Looking Back At The Past 5 SUPERMAN Movies




In conjunction with tomorrow's hugely-anticipated release of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, MAN OF STEEL, let's take a look at the previous five SUPERMAN movies right below:

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Review: STOKER (2013)

Now, my love, you're not suppose to play a piano with two middle fingers...
It may have been less edgy than his usual South Korean movies, Park Chan-Wook's first English-language debut in STOKER is perfectly creepy and mesmerizing psychological thriller, even though the story is somewhat lackluster.
 

Review: THE GREAT GATSBY (2013)

Oh... my dear Gatsby... what makes you so great?
Baz Luhrmann's THE GREAT GATSBY looks visually spectacular, but feels curiously hollow and emotionally stagnant.
 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Review: AFTER EARTH (2013)

 
I shall kneel down till the volcano erupts...
Flat and uninspired, AFTER EARTH is a big-budget misfire that marked another cinematic embarrassment by M. Night Shyamalan as well as wasted the particular talent of Will Smith.
 

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Review: NOW YOU SEE ME (2013)

Wow... so this is David Copperfield's apartment?
NOW YOU SEE ME is highly-entertaining, if preposterous magic-themed crime caper enlivened with great ensemble cast and energetic direction by Louis Leterrier.