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

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Review: YOU'RE NEXT (2013)

Review: YOU'RE NEXT (2013)
Despite the weak start, YOU'RE NEXT gradually builds along with Sharni Vinson's breakthrough performance and some sly twists within the typical home-invasion genre.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Retrospective: Top 20 Best Horror Movies Of 2000-2013


It's the time of the year again! Come tomorrow on 31 October, it's Halloween day! So if you're not going out for any Halloween party, why not stay at home or maybe call out a bunch of friends and watch some horror movies? Last two years, I have covered a blog about horror movies for Halloween season (click here) before. This time, I have compiled my list of "Top 20 Best Horror Movies Of 2000-2013". So here goes:

Review: MACHETE KILLS (2013)

The sequel sucks... big time!
 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Review: RIGOR MORTIS 殭屍 (2013)

Slow pace aside, RIGOR MORTIS is beautifully atmospheric and spookily violent Hong Kong vampire movie.
 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Review: ODD THOMAS (2013)

Anton Yelchin and Addison Timlin are amazing, but the movie itself fails to live up its supernatural quirkiness above mediocrity.
 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Review: SPECIAL ID 特殊身份 (2013)

There are few worthwhile action scenes, but not enough to overcome the movie's poor storyline, bad acting and amateurish direction.
 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Review: ESCAPE PLAN (2013)

While the action is mediocre, ESCAPE PLAN manages to be different than your average Stallone/Schwarzenegger action-movie vehicles: a thinking man's prison thriller blessed with a clever script.
 

Monday, 14 October 2013

Review: VIKINGDOM (2013)

As bland as Dominic Purcell's wooden performance, VIKINGDOM is a cheap-looking B-grade trashy epic best suited for direct-to-DVD release.
 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Review: KL GANGSTER 2 (2013)

While KL GANGSTER 2 delivers some of the best and most visceral fight sequences ever seen in a local movie, the plot still plays out like a parody of the gangster genre.
 

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Review: YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON 狄仁杰之神都龙王 (2013)

Energetic direction and elaborately-staged action sequences are the hallmarks of this worthy prequel, but the mystery plot this time is less engaging than the first movie.
 

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Review: INFERNO 逃出生天 (2013)

Despite the engaging premise and A-list cast, INFERNO is an uneven HK disaster-movie blockbuster suffers from a clumsy script, sloppy directions and spotty special effects.
 

Review: GRAVITY (2013)

GRAVITY is a near-perfect masterpiece that qualifies as among the most stunning space movie ever made since Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.