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Saturday, 31 December 2016

Ulasan: PASSENGERS (2016)


Kapal Angkasa Avalon yang dalam perjalanan ke dunia koloni Homestead II alami kerosakan dan Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) mendapati dia dibangunkan dari tidur hibernasi 90 tahun awal dari penumpang lain. Hidupnya semakin tak keruan kerana hidup keseorangan bertemankan robot pekerja bar, Arthur (Michael Sheen). Satu hari Jim jatuh cinta dengan Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) dan mengambil keputusan mengejutkan dia dari tidur hibernasi.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Review: PASSENGERS (2016)

Review: PASSENGERS (2016)

When a malfunction aboard the Starship Avalon spaceship en route to the colony world of Homestead II accidentally awakens Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) from his 120-year hibernation sleep, he finds himself all alone. To make things worst, he is 90 years too early. His only companion is an android bartender named Arthur (Michael Sheen). As time go by, Jim starts to feel increasingly lonely and depressed until one day, he falls in love with Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence). Soon, he did the unthinkable by tampering her sleep pod in order to be with her.

Review: RAILROAD TIGERS 铁道飞虎 (2016)

Review: RAILROAD TIGERS 铁道飞虎 (2016)

Set during the wartime period in 1941, RAILROAD TIGERS revolves around a ragtag crew of Chinese railroad workers, led by Ma Yuan (Jackie Chan), who also doubled as freedom fighters to steal supplies from the Japanese military. When they discover a wounded Chinese soldier (Darren Wang) planning a major ambush of blowing up a bridge to cut off the enemy's supply, they volunteer to fulfil the seemingly impossible mission at all cost.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Review: SEE YOU TOMORROW 摆渡人 (2016)

Review: SEE YOU TOMORROW 摆渡人 (2016)

Based on a short story by Zhang Jiajia, SEE YOU TOMORROW revolves around Chen Mo (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), the owner of the titular bar and also a "ferryman" who helps people with relationship problems. But Chen Mo has a sad past of his own, particularly after his ill-fated romance with bartender He Muzi (Du Juan). His associate, Guan Chun (Takeshi Kaneshiro) has been trying hard to recover the memory of his true love Mao Mao (Sandrine Pinna). Then, there is the radio deejay Xiao Yu (Angelababy), who's been nursing a longtime crush with pop-singer idol Ma Li (Eason Chan) ever since she was a kid.


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Review: ASSASSIN'S CREED (2016)

Review: ASSASSIN'S CREED (2016)

Following a death penalty by lethal injection, Cal Lynch (Michael Fassbender) is unexpectedly given a second chance at life courtesy by the enigmatic biotechnology corporation known as Abstergo Industries. Apparently, Sofia (Marion Cotillard), the head scientist of the Animus Project at Abstergo Industries, wants to unlock Cal's genetic memories using a device called "The Animus". From there, Cal subsequently discovers he is actually the descendant of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha, an Assassin during the Spanish Inquisition.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)

Review: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)

ROGUE ONE follows a team of rebel warriors consists of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) alongside droid K-2SO (voiced by Alan Tudyk) as well as Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) and Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) on a rogue mission to steal the plans for the Death Star.


Monday, 12 December 2016

Review: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (2016)

Review: OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY (2016)

When the ruthless CEO Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) of tech company Zenotek threatens to shut down the Chicago branch run by her brother Clay (T.J. Miller), he is given a short-period ultimatum to save his company by securing a US$14-million contract with potential client Walter Davis (Courtney B. Vance), or face a massive downsizing. In order to do so, Clay enlists the help of a recently-divorced chief technical officer Josh Parker (Jason Bateman) and lead systems engineer Tracey (Olivia Munn) to throw a big Christmas party in a desperate attempt to impress the client.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Ulasan: DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD (2016)

Ulasan: DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD (2016)

10 tahun selepas kes ditutup, Dewa Kematian mengarahkan 6 buku Death Note dijatuhkan ke bumi untuk mencari pengganti Kira. Dengan penggunaan teknologi siber, lebih banyak kematian misteri berlaku seluruh dunia dengan khabar angin Kira sudah kembali apabila sebuah video rakaman ucapan Light Yagami tersebar. Death Note Task Force ditubuhkan semula diketuai Tsukuru Mishima (Masahiro Higashide) bersama dengan pengganti L, Ryuzaki (Sosuke Ikematsu) yang punyai DNA penyiasat terkemuka itu.  Pengganas siber bernama Yuki Shien (Masaki Suda) bertekad mendapatkan keenam-enam Death Note dan untuk menjayakan rancangannya dia meminta bantuan pelakon Misa Amane (Erika Toda).

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Review: UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (2016)

Review: UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS (2016)

Following the events of 2012's UNDERWORLD: AWAKENING, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) remains on the run from both Lycans and Vampires. The Lycans, now led by Marius (Tobias Menzies), wanted her to disclose the whereabouts of Selene's teenage daughter Eve (India Eisley, who appeared in the previous instalment) for her precious super-hybrid blood. Things get complicated when Selene is caught in a web of betrayal by the scheming elder Vampire, Semira (Lara Pulver).

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Review: APPRENTICE (2016)

Review: APPRENTICE (2016)

APPRENTICE centres on a 28-year-old correctional officer named Aiman (Fir Rahman), who settled for a new job in a Singapore's maximum-security prison. From there, he finds himself gradually working as an assistant to Chief Rahim (Wan Hanafi Su), the prison's senior executioner. And it turns out that Chief Rahim was the same person who hanged Aiman's father for committing murder thirty years prior.


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

Review: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

Set 70 years before the events of Harry Potter's adventure, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM revolves around a magizoologist named Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who arrives in the 1920s New York City to protect magical creatures that he collects in his seemingly ordinary but larger-than-life leather suitcase. Trouble arises when a portly baker named Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) unknowingly switches briefcases with Newt on the street and let loose some of Newt's creatures that end up wreaking havoc in the city. Soon, Newt finds himself drawn into the conflicts of the wizarding world as he joins forces with Tina (Katherine Waterston), a security officer with the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) and her mind-reading sister Queenie (Alison Sudol) on a mission to recover Newt's missing creatures.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Review: SHUT IN (2016)

Review: SHUT IN (2016)

SHUT IN centres on Mary Portman (Naomi Watts), a child psychologist who works and lives in rural New England. When a terrible car accident ends up killing her husband and left her 18-year-old stepson, Stephen (Charlie Heaton), completely paralysed from neck down, Portman has to spend a lot of time taking care of him. As her burden starts to take a toll on her, she begins experiencing something unusual that involved Stephen as well as her missing patient -- a young deaf boy named Tom (Jacob Tremblay).

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Ulasan: DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)

Ulasan: DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)

Berikutan kemalangan kereta yang dahsyat yang melumpuhkan kedua-dua tangannya, kerjaya pakar bedah otak yang Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) hancur dan segala wangnya habis kerana mencuba setiap perubatan eksperimen untuk menyembuh tangannya. Apabila semua perubatan Barat gagal, dia pergi mencari lokasi Kamar-Taj di Kathmandu, Nepal yang pernah memulihkan seorang mangsa lumpuh (Benjamin Bratt). Dia bertemu Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) dan gurunya Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), yang mengajar Strange seni sihir dan mistik. Kemunculan penjahat Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) membawa ancaman terhadap Kamar-Taj dan juga keselamatan bumi.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Review: DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)

Review: DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)

Following a terrible car accident that crippled both of his hands, Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) career as a neurosurgeon is all over. But he refuses to give up and spends his fortune trying every experimental medical procedure to heal his hands. When none of them works, he ends up taking advice from a former paraplegic (Benjamin Bratt) to travel all the way to a mysterious place called Kamar-Taj in Kathmandu, Nepal. From there, he meets Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his wise guru known simply as the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), who later teaches him the art of magic and mysticism. As Strange gradually mastering the mystical arts, he also learns about the Ancient One's major threat: a former disciple named Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) who has gone to the dark side.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Review: HEARTFALL ARISES 驚心破 (2016)

Review: HEARTFALL ARISES 驚心破 (2016)

Following an ill-fated pursuit that leads to the death of a notorious assassin known only as The General (Gao Weiguang), dedicated cop John Ma (Nicholas Tse) ends up getting shot in the heart. But Ma is lucky enough to be alive after receiving a successful heart transplant. After a year and a half, Ma is assigned to investigate a like-minded case similar to the deceased General's sinister plan. This time, he is paired with a criminal psychologist named Calvin Che (Lau Ching-Wan), who happens to receive an organ transplant from the same deceased General as well.

Review: THE ACCOUNTANT (2016)

Review: THE ACCOUNTANT (2016)

THE ACCOUNTANT sees Ben Affleck plays the eponymous protagonist a.k.a. Christian Wolff, who is actually more than just an autistic math genius. Wolff also happens to be an ace marksman and a martial arts expert. When he finds himself caught in a web of deception working freelance for the CEO of Living Robotics corporation (John Lithgow), he made use of his skill to save the company's CPA analyst Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) from a team of professional hitmen led by Brax (Jon Bernthal). Elsewhere, Treasury Department director Ray King (J.K. Simmons) enlists his new assistant Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) to uncover Christian's shady reputation for managing the finances of many wanted criminals around the world.

Review: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (2016)

Review: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (2016)

In this second big screen adaptation of Lee Childs' Jack Reacher novel series, Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) attempts to uncover the truth behind Major Susan Turner's (Cobie Smulders) accusation of espionage. The case also relates him to his own past after discovering he might have a teenage daughter named Samantha (Danika Yarosh).

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Review: WEEDS ON FIRE 點五步 (2016)

Review: WEEDS ON FIRE 點五步 (2016)

Based on the true story of the Hong Kong's first Chinese youth baseball team known as the Shatin Martins, WEEDS ON FIRE revolves mainly around two best friends and public housing neighbours Tse Chi-Lung (Lam Yiu-Sing) and Fan Chun-Wai (Tony Wu Tsz-Tung). They are also part of the Shatin Martins team alongside the rest of the underachievers assembled by their principal cum coach Lo Kwong-Fai (Liu Kai-Chi). At the beginning, the Shatin Martins are treated like a laughing stock after being humiliated by a junior team during their first game. However, Lo constantly reminds them about the value of teamwork and discipline being the key of keeping them together and make them stronger at each participating game.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Review: INFERNO (2016)

Review: INFERNO (2016)

When Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital in Florence from a mysterious head injury, he finds himself hallucinating fragments of nightmarish apocalyptic visions. Apparently, his visions have something to do with the crazy billionaire Bertrand Zobist (Ben Foster), who sets out to wipe out half of the world's population with a deadly virus. Soon, Langdon joins forces with a resourceful young doctor Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) in a race-against-the-time piecing the puzzles together left by Zobrist to locate the virus.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Review: OPERATION MEKONG 湄公河行动 (2016)

Review: OPERATION MEKONG 湄公河行动 (2016)

Based on true events surrounding the Mekong River massacre on October 5, 2011, that resulted in the death of 13 Chinese sailors, an elite team of Chinese narcotics officers led by Captain Gao Gang (Zhang Hanyu) is assembled to hunt down the man responsible for the murders. The team is also joined by Fang Xinwu (Eddie Peng), an undercover intelligence officer based in the Golden Triangle. After they discovered 900,000 methamphetamine pills on the ships, their investigation led to the notorious drug lord named Naw Khar (Pawarith Monkolpisit), who happens to monopolise the drug trade in the Golden Triangle.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (2016)

Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (2016)

Based on the 2015 bestselling novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN in question is Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), a lonely alcoholic who frequently commutes by train from her home in Ardsley-on-Hudson to New York City. She likes to stare out the train window and fantasises an attractive young couple Megan (Haley Bennett) and Scott (Luke Evans), in which she often find them standing on the balcony of their suburban home. Then one day, she catches the woman kissing another man (Edgar Ramirez) on the balcony. Things get worse from there when Megan is found missing...

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Review: BRIDGET JONES'S BABY (2016)

Review: BRIDGET JONES'S BABY (2016)

In this third instalment of the BRIDGET JONES series, Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is now hitting 43 and yet, she's still single. But all this about to change when she finds herself unexpectedly pregnant after sleeping with both men -- billionaire matchmaker Jack Quant (Patrick Dempsey) and old flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) -- on a separate occasion. Then there's the confusion as Bridget doesn't have a single clue who the real father is to her baby.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Review: DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016)

Review: DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016)

Based on a true event of the worst oil disaster ever recorded in the U.S. history, the movie revolves around the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that ended up killing 11 workers and caused a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. During that fateful day of April 20, 2010, the workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon include chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg), offshore installation manager Jimmy Harrell (Kurt Russell) and a sole female crew member Andrea Fleytas (Gina Rodriguez). The explosion begins when BP supervisor Donald Vidrine (John Malkovich) insists the Deepwater Horizon crew to run the ill-fated pressure test.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Review: MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016)

Review: MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016)

Based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN tells a story about a 16-year-old teenager named Jake (Asa Butterfield), who recently lost his beloved grandfather (Terence Stamp). Prior to his mysterious death, his grandfather used to tell him bedtime stories about a peculiar orphanage in Wales. In order to seek some closures, he decides to travel to the very place and soon discovers his late grandfather was telling the truth all the while. Jake eventually get to meet the peculiar children as well as the orphanage's headmistress herself, Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) and get to know their special abilities. Besides finding himself stuck in a loop on the same day in 1943, he also discovers Miss Peregrine has been trying to protect her peculiar children from the hideous monsters known as the Hollows and a group of white-eyed human forms of the Wights, led by Mr. Barron (Samuel L. Jackson).

Monday, 26 September 2016

Ulasan: SHIN GODZILLA シン・ゴジラ (2016)

Ulasan: SHIN GODZILLA シン・ゴジラ (2016)

Akibat serangan misteri yang menenggelamkan Tokyo Bay, Timbalan Ketua Setiausaha Kabinet Rando Yaguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa), Duta Khas Jepun-Amerika untuk Presiden Amerika Syarikat, Kayoko Ann Patterson (Satomi Ishihara) dan Pembantu Perdana Menteri Hideki Akasaka (Yutaka Takenouchi) yang sering tidak bersependapat, perlu bekerjasama dengan pegawai-pegawai tinggi kerajaan Jepun lain untuk merancang sesuatu bagi menyelamat negara dan mungkin dunia dari ancaman penghapusan dari raksasa bergelar Godzilla.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Review: SHIN GODZILLA シン・ゴジラ (2016)

Review: SHIN GODZILLA シン・ゴジラ (2016)

Following a sudden attack of a mysterious sea monster on Tokyo Bay, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Rando Yaguchi (Hiroki Hasegawa) join forces with the Japanese-American Special Envoy for the U.S. President, Kayoko Ann Patterson (Satomi Ishihara) alongside other Japan's top government officials as they devise a plan to save the city from total annihilation. 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)

Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016)

When a ruthless industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) threatens to steal the precious land of the villagers in Rose Creek, a vengeful townswoman Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) step up and hires bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) to help her save the town. In order to fight Bogue and his army of hired guns, Sam and Emma recruits six more men including a wisecracking gambler Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), a Civil War veteran sharpshooter Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke) and his knife-wielding partner Billy Rocks (Lee Byung-Hun), a Mexican outlaw Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), a Comanche warrior Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier) and a tracker Jack Horne (Vincent D'Onofrio).

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Review: BEN-HUR (2016)

Review: BEN-HUR (2016)

In this 2016 remake of BEN-HUR, a prince named Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is falsely accused of treason by Messala (Toby Kebbell), his adopted brother-turned-Roman soldier. After enduring tough years as a slave, Ben-Hur seeks revenge by challenging him in the chariot race with the help of a trainer, Sheik Ilderim (Morgan Freeman).

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN 부산행 (2016)

Review: TRAIN TO BUSAN 부산행 (2016)

When a sudden viral outbreak spread across South Korea which also includes the Seoul-based bullet train departing to Busan, a group of passengers are forced to fight for their survivals against a horde of zombies. Among them are the workaholic fund manager Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) alongside his estranged daughter Su-an (Kim Su-An), the well-built father-to-be Sang-hwa (Ma Dong-Seok) and his heavily-pregnant wife Seong-kyeong (Jung Yu-Mi), as well as two teenage couple Young-guk (Choi Woo-Shik) and Jin-hee (Ahn So-Hee).

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Review: SULLY (2016)

Review: SULLY (2016)

Based on the memoir Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow, SULLY recounts the story behind the "Miracle on the Hudson", in which Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) miraculously landed the US Airways Flight 1549 in the freezing waters of the Hudson River following a collision with the birds. Despite saving all 155 passengers and crew on board, Sully and his first officer Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) find themselves under the investigation of the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) over Sully's questionable decision of executing an emergency landing in the river rather than attempting to divert the plane back to the airport.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Review: RENDEZ-VOUS (2015)

Review: RENDEZ-VOUS (2015)

A Dutch couple Simone (Loes Haverkort) and Eric (Mark van Eeuwen) as well as their two kids moved to a ramshackle farmhouse in France owned by her recently deceased mother. Planning to renovate the farmhouse into a bed and breakfast, they end up hiring a Dutch contractor Peter (Peter Paul Muller) who happens to live in the neighbourhood. As the renovation gets underway, Simone is immediately attracted to one of Peter's handsome construction workers Michel (Pierre Boulanger). Needless to say, they eventually fall in love and things doesn't go well from there.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Review: KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE (2016)

Review: KICKBOXER: VENGEANCE (2016)

In this reboot of 1989's KICKBOXER, Kurt Sloane (Alain Moussi) avenges his brother's death (the late Darren Shahlavi who died early last year due to heart attack) after he was killed in the ring by the vicious Tong Po (Dave Bautista). In order to defeat Tong Po, Kurt seeks help from his brother's trainer Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) to master the art of Muay Thai fighting technique.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Review: PETE'S DRAGON (2016)

Review: PETE'S DRAGON (2016)

A remake of 1977's Disney movie of the same name, PETE'S DRAGON centres on a small kid named Pete (Oakes Fegley) who is left stranded in the forest following a car accident that claimed both his parents. He ends up befriending a big, green dragon where he named him as "Elliot". Then one day, Pete crosses path with a local forest ranger Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) as well as her fiance Jack (Wes Bentley) and his daughter Natalie (Oona Laurence).

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Review: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)

Review: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (2016)

Set a long time ago in ancient Japan, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS tells a story about a brave one-eyed boy named Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson), who earn a living by telling stories to the village folks using his guitar and magical origami props. His overprotective mother, in the meantime, warns him not to stay out after dark because she fears Kubo's evil grandfather, the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) might find him and claims his other eye. When Kubo inadvertently breaks the rule one night, he is attacked by his two aunts, The Sisters (Rooney Mara). But luckily, his mother arrives just in time to save him by using her remaining magical powers. After Kubo wakes up the following morning, he finds himself surrounded by a talking female Monkey (Charlize Theron). The Monkey, who happens to be Kubo's guardian, tells her that the only way to defend himself against the Moon King is to locate three missing artefacts: his father's sword, helmet and armour. As Kubo and the Monkey embark on a long journey, they soon join by an oversized man-beetle (Matthew McConaughey).

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Review: DON'T BREATHE (2016)

Review: DON'T BREATHE (2016)

When a trio of small-time thieves -- Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto) -- figure it's an easy job robbing a rich blind man (Stephen Lang) in his house, they soon discover the blind man isn't a pushover after all.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Review: The BFG (2016)

Review: The BFG (2016)

Based on Roald Dahl's 1982 children's book of the same name, THE BFG tells a story about a 10-year-old orphaned girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who spots a giant man (voiced by Mark Rylance) lurking around the neighbourhood. When the giant man noticed her presence, he grabs her and carries her to his home in a faraway realm known as the Giant Country. At the beginning, Sophie feels intimidated by his gigantic appearance. Fortunately, she discovers the giant man -- in which she subsequently named him as BFG a.k.a. "Big Friendly Giant" -- turns out to be a gentle being after all.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Review: LINE WALKER: THE MOVIE 使徒行者 (2016)

Review: LINE WALKER: THE MOVIE 使徒行者 (2016)

In this big screen version of TVB's Line Walker, undercover cop Ding Jie (Charmaine Sheh) is now working for Inspector Q (Francis Ng). When she receives an encrypted message from Blackjack, Inspector Q assigns Ding to locate the mysterious sender, who claims to be an undercover cop as well. Things get complicated when triad leader Foon Hei Gor (Hui Shiu-Hung) is surprisingly back from the dead and has something to do with a drug deal involving Lam (Nick Cheung) and Shiu (Louis Koo).

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Review: NERVE (2016)

Review: NERVE (2016)

When high school senior Venus "Vee" Delmonico (Emma Roberts) impetuously signs up to be a "player" in a popular interactive online game known as "Nerve", her first dare is to kiss a random stranger. The stranger that she ends up kissing with is Ian (Dave Franco), who turns out to be a player as well. Soon, both of them embark on a nightlong journey as they overcome a series of dares that grows more challenging and dangerous.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Review: SUICIDE SQUAD (2016)

Review: SUICIDE SQUAD (2016)

When a powerful entity threatened to destroy the world, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) assembles a team of imprisoned supervillains and send them off on a suicide mission in exchange for leniency. Code-named as Task Force X a.k.a. Suicide Squad, they include former psychiatrist-turned-loony clown Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), expert marksman Deadshot (Will Smith), Australian criminal Boomerang (Jai Courtney), former gangster-turned-pyrokinetic supervillain El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), reptilian man-creature Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and rope-centric assassin Slipknot (Adam Beach). Amanda also deploys field leader Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) alongside Rick's swordswoman-bodyguard Katana (Karen Fukuhara) to ensure the Suicide Squad is executing their task.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Ulasan: RUDY HABIBIE (2016)

Ulasan: RUDY HABIBIE (2016)

Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie atau Rudy Habibie (Reza Rahadian) ialah seorang pelajar genius, atas dorongan ibubapa, dia menumpukan seluruh hidupnya untuk membina sebuah kapal terbang dengan harapan untuk menyatukan kesemua kepulauan Indonesia. Menghadapi cabaran sukar sebagai pelajar di Aachen, German, Rudy bukan sahaja belajar membina pesawat terbang tapi juga belajar tentang erti persahabatan dengan para pelajar lain. Ilona (Chelsea Islan), pelajar keturunan Poland sangat tertarik terhadap semangat dan cita-cita Rudy memperjuangkan pelajar dan masa depan negaranya tetapi adakah Rudy akan meninggalkan segalanya untuk Ilona?

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Review: THE SHALLOWS (2016)

Review: THE SHALLOWS (2016)

Following the loss of her cancer-stricken mother (Janelle Bailey), med school student Nancy (Blake Lively) is seeking solace by travelling to Mexico in search of her mum's favourite secluded beach. After having a good time catching some waves and even get to know two friendly Mexican surfers, everything seems fine at the beginning. But her surfing trip gradually turns into a nightmare when she finds herself encountering a hungry great white shark, while stranded 200 yards away from the shore.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Ulasan: STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)

Ulasan: STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)

STAR TREK BEYOND mengisahkan kru USS Enterprise di tahun ketiga dalam misi lima tahunnya, menyiasat satu panggilan kecemasan lalu melancarkan misi menyelamat. Tanpa disedari mereka memasuki perangkap yang dipasang oleh Krall (Idris Elba) akibat dendamnya terhadap Starfleet.

Review: JASON BOURNE (2016)

Review: JASON BOURNE (2016)

Following the events of THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007) several years later, former CIA assassin Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has been living off the grid and minding his own business until Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles) shows up with a new info regarding his past as well as the truth about his father's (Gregg Henry) death. As usual, the chase is on when the CIA is determined to hunt down Bourne and Parsons at all cost...

Monday, 25 July 2016

Retrospective: The BOURNE Movies

Retrospective: The BOURNE Movies

Nine years after THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM initially ended the lucrative franchise with a bang and four years after Universal tried to capitalise the series' popularity with an ill-advised spin-off in THE BOURNE LEGACY, it's finally nice to see Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass returning to the world of BOURNE movies. With the highly-anticipated JASON BOURNE arriving this week, here are the recaps for the previous four BOURNE movies.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Review: STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)

Review: STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)

STAR TREK BEYOND takes place in the third year of the USS Enterprise's five-year mission, with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) facing their own personal dilemmas. When they receive a distress call that leads them to a search-and-rescue mission, little they realise it was actually an ambush set by a powerful new enemy named Krall (Idris Elba).

Friday, 15 July 2016

Ulasan: GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

Ulasan: GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

Kisah bermula bila Professor Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) dari Princeton mendapat tahu rakan sekolah menengahnya Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) masih mengguna namanya untuk menjual buku lama keluaran mereka atas talian. Semasa mencari bukti kewujudan paranormal bersama kaki teknologi Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), semangat Erin yang telah lama pudar hidup kembali. Disertai pekerja keretapi bawah tanah Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) & bersama dengan penyambut tetamu kurang bijak, Kevin (Chris Hemsworth) mereka cuba merungkai misteri yang menghantui bandar New York. 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Win a Trip to the STAR TREK 50th Anniversary Convention in Las Vegas!

Win a Trip to the STAR TREK 50th Anniversary Convention in Las Vegas!

Are you a STAR TREK fan? If you are one of the TGV Cinemas MovieClub members, this could be your golden opportunity to attend the official STAR TREK 50th Anniversary Convention in Las Vegas, USA from 3-7 August 2016!

To enter the contest, moviegoers MUST be a TGV Cinemas MovieClub member.

Next, purchase advanced tickets of STAR TREK BEYOND between 14-20 July 2016

Finally, submit the entry through the website at www.tgv.com.my and answer one simple question.

Only ONE lucky TGV Cinemas MovieClub member will be picked as the winner, where he or she can enjoy various "exclusive Starfleet access" privileges including:

a) Complimentary return flight and accommodation for 6 nights 7 days in Las Vegas.

b) A reserved seat in Main Theatre, a state-of-the-art auditorium with a fixed theatrical stage, which is the venue for major guest appearances.

c) Admission into the Secondary Program Theatre, to explore the science and wonder of STAR TREK.

d) Special colour-coded wristbands and collectors' lanyards for use throughout the convention.

e) Complimentary STAR TREK collectors' lanyards credentials.

f) Admission to the vendor's room to purchase exclusive STAR TREK limited edition collectables and souvenirs, which is only available at the venue.

g) Complimentary admission to the famed Saturday Night Gala Celebration, where the highlight includes an orchestra performing classic music and tunes from STAR TREK.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Review: GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

Review: GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)

In this GHOSTBUSTERS reboot, physics professor Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and paranormal expert Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) alongside Abby's nuclear engineer friend Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) join forces to establish their own ghost-busting business after being kicked out from their institutions. Then along came Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), a New York City-savvy subway worker who decides to quit her job and joins them as the new recruit. After gaining fame for successfully catching a ghost in the rock concert, they soon find themselves in the most challenging mission yet: to stop an otherworldly apocalypse that is about to unleash in the city.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Retrospective: GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) and GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989)

Retrospective: GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) and GHOSTBUSTERS II (1989)

Paul Feig's all-female reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS is about to arrive this week. But before that, let's take a step back to the past with the first two GHOSTBUSTERS which screened three decades ago during the 80s.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Review: COLD WAR 2 寒戰 2 (2016)

Review: COLD WAR 2 寒戰 2 (2016)

Following the events of COLD WAR (2012), the sequel continues with the newly-promoted police commissioner Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) being threatened by a masked kidnapper to get Joe Lee (Eddie Peng) out of prison in exchange for his wife's safety. After Sean chooses to break the protocol that subsequently goes awry, his questionable leadership quickly brought into attention by the Legislative Council which also includes the independent legislator, Oswald Kan (Chow Yun-Fat). Meanwhile, former deputy commissioner M.B. Lee (Tony Leung Ka-Fai) finds himself back in the game when his son and several other accomplices including ex-cops and high-ranking officials are working together to bring down Lau from his current position.