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

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Review: AMERICAN MADE (2017)

Tom Cruise and aviator sunglasses never go out of style in AMERICAN MADE (2017)

Based on the true story about Barry Seal, Tom Cruise plays the title character as a TWA pilot who ends up working for the CIA under Monty Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson). Soon, he leads another life as a drug smuggler and made a lot of money for couriering the Medellin Cartel's cocaines from Central America to Louisiana.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Review: PARADOX 杀破狼·貪狼 (2017)

Louis Koo in PARADOX 杀破狼·貪狼 (2017)

When the Hong Kong-based police officer Lee's (Louis Koo) teenage daughter (Hanna Chan) is found missing in Pattaya, he teams up with a Thai Chinese cop Chui Kit (Wu Yue) to search for her whereabouts. Soon, they discover she is abducted by kidnappers (led by Chris Collins' Sacha) who involves in organ-trafficking business. Things get complicated when her abduction is subsequently tied to Cheng (Lam Ka-Tung), a political aide looking for an immediate heart donor to save the mayor's life.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Review: CARS 3 (2017)

Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and his rival, Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) in CARS 3 (2017)

Following his shocking loss to a new high-tech rookie named Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer), Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) realises his days are numbered. Fortunately, he gets his second chance to reclaim victory when his wealthy sponsor Sterling (Nathan Fillion) offers him a chance to train using state-of-the-art racing technology. Soon, he is paired with a motivational coach named Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) to improve his skills.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Review: ONCE UPON A TIME 三生三世十里桃花 (2017)

Yang Yang and Liu Yifei in ONCE UPON A TIME (2017)

Based on the fantasy novel Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles Peach Blossoms by Tang Qi, ONCE UPON A TIME tells a story about a crown prince Ye Hua (Yang Yang) who falls in love with a white-fox goddess Bai Qian (Liu Yifei). Apparently, Bai Qian bears an identical resemblance to Ye Hua's previous love, Su Su (also Liu Yifei).

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Review: AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING (2017)

Belle (Bella Thorne) finds out the truth about the house in AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING (2017)

When a single mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her three children -- eldest sister Belle (Bella Thorne), her comatose twin brother James (Cameron Monaghan) and little sister Juliet (Mckenna Grace) -- move into a new house, a series of creepy phenomena start to take place. Soon, Belle realises the place they live in is actually the infamous Amityville house.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Review: THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE (2017)

Andie (voiced by Katherine Heigl) and Surly (Will Arnett) don't see eye to eye with each other in THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE (2017)

This time, Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) and his furry friends must find ways to stop Oakton City's corrupted mayor (Bobby Moynihan) from demolishing their home.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Review: ANNABELLE: CREATION (2017)

Linda (Lulu Wilson) attempts to get rid of the Annabelle doll in ANNABELLE: CREATION (2017)

Following the tragic death of their 7-year-old daughter (Samara Lee), the Mullins -- Samuel (Anthony LaPaglia) and Esther (Miranda Otto) -- invites the nun, Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman) and the orphans (including Talitha Bateman's Janice and Lulu Wilson's Linda) to live in their farmhouse that doubles as an orphanage. Then, things start to go wrong when Janice discovers the creepy Annabelle doll somewhere inside a room.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Review: THE DARK TOWER (2017)

Roland (Idris Elba) and The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey) come face to face in THE DARK TOWER (2017)

Based on Stephen King's novel series of the same name, THE DARK TOWER tells a story about a 13-year-old kid named Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) who constantly plagued with nightmares about Roland the gunslinger (Idris Elba) and a sorcerer dubbed The Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). Soon, his nightmares turn out to be real after he discovers a place that brought him into another dimension known as Mid World. From there, he learns about Roland looking to seek revenge against The Man in Black as well as saving the titular tower from collapsing altogether.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Review: NAPPING PRINCESS ひるね姫 (2017)

Kokone Morikawa (voiced by Mitsuki Takahata) is the main protagonist in NAPPING PRINCESS (2017)

Kokone Morikawa (voiced by Mitsuki Takahata) is a small-town high school girl from Okayama who can easily fall asleep. During her sleep, she often dreams of a technologically-advanced fantasy world called Heartland where she is a princess named Ancien. When her father (voiced by Yosuke Eguchi) in real life is suddenly arrested in Tokyo, Kokone's world of dreams and reality somehow related to each other.