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

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Review: WONDER WOMAN (2017)

Diana/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is ready for action in WONDER WOMAN (2017)

The first big-screen adventure of WONDER WOMAN tells the origin story of Diana (Gal Gadot), the Amazonian princess who lives on the mystical island of Themyscira and how she devoted her life training for battle and becoming a warrior. Her true destiny begins when she meets a World War I fighter pilot, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and learns a lot about the chaos in the outside world. Soon, she leaves home for London to stop the ongoing war and encounters her enemy, including General Erich Ludendorff (Danny Huston) and Doctor Poison (Elena Anaya).

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Review: BAYWATCH (2017)

The lifeguard team of Emerald Bay in BAYWATCH (2017)

BAYWATCH follows the lifeguard team of Emerald Bay led by the no-nonsense lieutenant, Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) and his two trusty colleagues, CJ Parker (Kelly Rohrbach) and Stephanie Holden (Illfenesh Hadera), looking for this year's new recruits to join them. Trouble arises when Mitch is forced by his superior to train disgraced two-time Olympic gold medallist Matt Brody (Zac Efron) as one of his latest recruits. Then, there is a new threat involving a local drug smuggling ring operated by Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra), which prompted Mitch and his team to investigate the matter.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Review: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR'S REVENGE (2017)

Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR'S REVENGE (2017)

In this fifth instalment of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN franchise, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself as the main target of Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), a cursed pirate hunter who is hellbent on revenge against him. In order to get rid of his enemy, Jack's only hope of survival is to obtain the Trident of Poseidon. Soon, he crosses paths with beautiful astronomer Carina Smith (Kaya Scodelario) and young sailor Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), who happens to be the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), as all of them are seeking the same legendary trident.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Review: COLOSSAL (2017)

Anne Hathaway as Gloria in COLOSSAL (2017)

COLOSSAL follows Gloria (Anne Hathaway), an alcoholic and unemployed trainwreck who gets dumped by her British boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens). With little choices left, she moves back to her small hometown to live in her parents' empty house. From there, she reconnects with her childhood friend, Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) who owns a bar and met his friends (Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell). Then something unusual happens. A gigantic kaiju-like monster from out of nowhere is wreaking havoc in the heart of Seoul has made headline around the world. And strangely enough, it has something to do with Gloria...

Friday, 19 May 2017

Review: THE CIRCLE (2017)

Emma Watson as Mae in THE CIRCLE (2017)

Based on the novel of the same name by Dave Eggers, the movie follows Mae (Emma Watson), who successfully lands a job at the huge tech company called The Circle. Everything seems promising at first, along with co-founder and CEO Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks) who never fails to give his fellow employees a positive vibe during his weekly pep talks on stage. But all that changes when Mae discovers there's something suspicious about the company.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Review: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)

Review: KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017)

The big-screen reboot of KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD tells the origin story of young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam), who grew up in the back streets of Londinium before discovering his own fate after successfully pulling the magic sword Excalibur out of the stone. This prompted Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's villainous uncle who is responsible for his father Uther's (Eric Bana) death, to order an execution against him. However, the plan fails when a nameless mage (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) manages to save his life. Soon, Arthur joins her alongside other resistance fighters including Bedivere (Djimon Hounsou) and Goosefat Bill (Aiden Gillen of TV's Game of Thrones) in a revolutionary quest to dethrone Vortigern.

Monday, 8 May 2017

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

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

Guardians of the Galaxy kembali untuk buat apa lagi, selamatkan galaksi dari serangan raksasa Abilisk yang menyerang Sovereign, makhluk asing berkulit emas diketuai oleh Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki). Setelah menerima "upah" mereka, Rocket (Bradley Cooper) yang panjang tangan telah mencuri bateri berharga milik Sovereign. Dalam usaha melarikan diri, mereka terserempak dengan Ego (Kurt Russell) yang mendakwa punyai talian darah bersama Peter Quill (Chris Pratt).

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Review: ALIEN: COVENANT (2017)

Review: ALIEN COVENANT (2017)

Set 10 years after the events of PROMETHEUS (2012), the sequel follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant transporting 2,000 colonists placed in hyper-sleep while heading to the remote planet Origae-6. When tragedy strikes upon the ship and causes several casualties in its wake, the remaining crew members including android Walter (Michael Fassbender), Daniels (Katherine Waterston), Oram (Billy Crudup), Tennessee (Danny McBride), Lope (Demián Bichir), Karine (Carmen Ejogo) and few others soon discover an uncharted planet, which appears to be a potential alternative as their newfound outpost. Once they landed, everything seems fine at the beginning. But it doesn't take long before they realise there is something dangerous lurking on the planet.