April 2017 | Casey's Movie Mania | Movie Reviews, Features & Others

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017)

Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017)

In this sequel, the Guardians of the Galaxy team (Chris Pratt's Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana's Gamora, Dave Bautista's Drax the Destroyer, Vin Diesel's Baby Groot and Bradley Cooper's Rocket) gets into a deep trouble when Rocket steals some of the precious batteries from the Sovereign, a race of gold-skinned humanoids led by Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki). Following a space battle, they manage to escape and crash-landed on a remote planet where Quill finally meet his biological father, Ego (Kurt Russell).

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Review: SHOCK WAVE 拆彈專家 (2017)

Review: SHOCK WAVE 拆彈專家 (2017)

When the Hong Kong's Cross-Harbour Tunnel is held under siege by a wanted terrorist-bomber, Peng Hong a.k.a. Blast (Jiang Wu) and his hired mercenaries, he determines to seek vengeance against Superintendent JS Cheung (Andy Lau) of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD), who betrayed him several years ago.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Review: GET OUT (2017)

Review: GET OUT (2017)

GET OUT follows an African-American photographer named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his white girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams) as they agree to visit her parents' (Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener) suburban estate. Once there, Chris discovers there is something odd about Rose's parents and the fact that the servants including the housekeeper (Betty Gabriel) and groundskeeper (Marcus Henderson) are all African-American.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Review: FAST & FURIOUS 8 (2017)

Review: FAST & FURIOUS 8 (2017)

When Dom (Vin Diesel) is being blackmailed by a mysterious hacker named Cipher (Charlize Theron), he has no choice but betrays his family to work for her. After Dom steals a powerful EMP device during a heist, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and the rest of the crew forced to team up with Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) to track down Dom and Cipher.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

TRIVISA Won Five Statuettes At The 36th Hong Kong Film Awards

(L-R) Philip Keung and Lam Ka-Tung in TRIVISA
The winners of tonight's 36th Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) were finally announced at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui. Despite leading the most nominations with 12 awards, Derek Tsang's acclaimed coming-of-age romantic drama SOUL MATE only managed to walk home one technical award with Peter Kam and Yusuke Hatano winning for Best Original Film Score. COLD WAR 2, the second most-nominated movie for this year's HKFA with 10 awards, suffered the same fate like SOUL MATE with just one award win. And that win went to Kinson Tsang and George Lee Yiu Keung for Best Sound Design.

However, the biggest winner of the night turned out to be TRIVISA, which won a total of 5 awards including Best Film, Best Director (Frank Hui, Jevons Au and Vicky Wong), Best Actor (Lam Ka-Tung), Best Screenplay and Best Film Editing. It was also particularly a memorable night for veteran character actor Lam Ka-Tung who finally earned his first HKFA win for Best Actor. He was previously a three-time HKFA nominee beginning with DANCE OF A DREAM (2002), IP MAN (2009) and COLD WAR (2013).

Here is the complete list of this year's Hong Kong Film Awards winners below: