June 2014 | Casey's Movie Mania | Movie Reviews, Features & Others

Thursday, 26 June 2014


It's far from great, but Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort's impeccable performances elevated this otherwise cliched romantic tearjerker.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


It's bloated as usual, but TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is spectacular and worthwhile enough as a summer-movie escapism.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Retrospective: From TRANSFORMERS (2007) To TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011)

With a combined worldwide box-office gross of US$2.6 billion, the first three TRANSFORMERS movies were no doubt one of the most profitable movie franchises of all time. It was a towering achievement, even though the TRANSFORMERS movies were hardly known as critics-friendly. Still, who cares when majority of the viewers still turned out in droves across cinemas worldwide? Now, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION -- the fourth instalment in the lucrative series -- will be invading cinemas this Thursday on June 26.

To celebrate for the upcoming release of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, let's take a look back at the previous three TRANSFORMERS movies that have been around since 2007.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Review: THE RAID 2: BERANDAL (2014)

Blessed with knockout action sequences and engrossing gangster drama, THE RAID 2: BERANDAL is flawed but more ambitiously-made epic sequel.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Review: THE ROVER (2014)

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson's performances are praiseworthy while the minimalist tone is perfectly sombre, but the movie suffers from laboured pace and weak story.

Review: ANIMAL KINGDOM (2010)

Despite some moments of brilliance, ANIMAL KINGDOM is ambitious but mediocre crime drama. 

Review: Z STORM Z風暴 (2014)

Despite the starry cast, Z STORM is a big budget disappointment ruined by unremarkable direction, amateurish camerawork and flimsy storyline.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Tech Review: ASUS FONEPAD 7 (FE170CG)

3.5 stars
While it's hardly the best in the market, the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE170CG is a decent and reasonably-priced phablet.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Review: WILLOW CREEK (2013)

Review: WILLOW CREEK (2013)
WILLOW CREEK offers nothing new in the found-footage genre, but Bobcat Goldthwait's effective mix of comedy and horror made this an above-average entry.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Retrospective: 10 Greatest Movie Dads

Tomorrow is Father's Day and to honour for the upcoming celebration, here is my personal picks for "10 Greatest Movie Dads":

Friday, 13 June 2014

Review: BLENDED (2014)

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore deliver charming performances together, but the movie itself is nothing more than a typical romantic comedy.


Seth MacFarlane's Western comedy manages only a few worthwhile laughs, while most of the movie is sadly bloated and shockingly unfunny.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Retrospective: Top 5 Brazilian Movies

The 2014 FIFA World Cup at Brazil is just around the corner and to honour the city, I have listed down my "Top 5 Brazilian Movies" that you might wanted to check them out:

Monday, 9 June 2014

Retrospective: Top 5 Football Movies

This Friday on June 13 (Malaysian time) will marked "the greatest show on earth", which is none others than the long-awaited 2014 FIFA World Cup at Brazil. To go along with the upcoming football fever, here are my personal picks for "Top 5 Football Movies" that you could check them out:

Thursday, 5 June 2014


While the ambitious plot is uneven, this epic sequel to 2010's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON offers enough crowd-pleasing moments for the masses.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014