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

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Review: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS (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

Review: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (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.

Review: A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (2014)

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

Review: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (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