August 2016 | Casey's Movie Mania | Movie Reviews, Features & Others

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.