THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014): A "Standard" Love Story with Captivating Performances

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014): A "Standard" Love Story with Captivating Performances

What do we know about Stephen Hawking? He’s a physicist (or theoretical physicist, or astrophysicist, or cosmologist). He’s that scient...

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GONE GIRL (2014): A Bitter Pill for Marriage

GONE GIRL (2014): A Bitter Pill for Marriage

I am a 22-year-old male, single. You know what is in most of my chats with friends? Marriage. Wedding. Proposal, at least. Engagement. ...

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BEGIN AGAIN (2013): Simple Romantic-Drama Meets Joyful, Heartwarming Musical Adventure

BEGIN AGAIN (2013): Simple Romantic-Drama Meets Joyful, Heartwarming Musical Adventure

Have I written about CHEF here? Not yet? Well, I should have because it feels that for me BEGIN AGAIN is as joyous as CHEF. I love how ...

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INTERSTELLAR (2014): Travelling Beyond Science Boundaries

INTERSTELLAR (2014): Travelling Beyond Science Boundaries

This is INTERSTELLAR , or I might give it another title: BEYOND BOUNDARIES. As far as I know, math and physics haven't even come as...

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BOYHOOD (2014): A Movie that Moves with Time

BOYHOOD (2014): A Movie that Moves with Time

Twelve years in the making, Richard Linklater wrapped a life of a kid named Mason from age 5 to 18, all in just 165 minutes. The result...

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FURY (2014): David Ayer's Descriptive—yet Uneven—Take on WWII

FURY (2014): David Ayer's Descriptive—yet Uneven—Take on WWII

Hello again! Nothing to talk about my disappearance for about two months; life is getting me away from not only writing reviews but also...

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014): Delightful, Comedy in Disguise

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (2014): Delightful, Comedy in Disguise

So Vin Diesel was paid a lot just to do some hum and repeat “I am Groot” in different tones? Just kidding. Again, the hype attracted me ...

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10 Best Films of 2014 So Far

10 Best Films of 2014 So Far

I think it's about six months after my post of the best films of 2013 , so this time it feels more appropriate to post the best fil...

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LOCKE (2013): An In-Depth Look of A Man's State of Mind

LOCKE (2013): An In-Depth Look of A Man's State of Mind

LOCKE is the (last) name of the only character appears on this film, Ivan Locke, which is portrayed so genuinely by the only actor ap...

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THE ZERO THEOREM (2013): Zeroing Everything (Including A Good Performance by Two Times Oscar Winner) to Nothingness

THE ZERO THEOREM (2013): Zeroing Everything (Including A Good Performance by Two Times Oscar Winner) to Nothingness

Why is there this kind of movie that takes a rewatch to be fully understood? Why can’t it be understood in its first viewing? In the ca...

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LIFE ITSELF (2014): An Important Documentary about Roger Ebert, Movie Criticism, and Life Itself

LIFE ITSELF (2014): An Important Documentary about Roger Ebert, Movie Criticism, and Life Itself

I have never known Roger Ebert before I entered the world of movie-blogging. And to be honest, among other modern movie critics, he is...

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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014): Mistrusted Human vs. Civilized Apes

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014): Mistrusted Human vs. Civilized Apes

First question: why “Dawn”? I think they choose “dawn” not because it is a more poetic noun than “start” or “beginning” or any other no...

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GONE GIRL Special Edition: Chances in Award Season

GONE GIRL Special Edition: Chances in Award Season

You haven’t seen the movie yet you’re talking about the reception towards it? Are you kidding, bar? No, I think I’m just over-obsessed ...

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GONE GIRL Special Edition: Analyzing The Trailer and Important Parts of The Book

GONE GIRL Special Edition: Analyzing The Trailer and Important Parts of The Book

This post contains spoilers. Read this post only if you have read the book “Gone Girl” entirely. First of all, I’d like to say, “H...

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GONE GIRL Special Edition: About The Cast

GONE GIRL Special Edition: About The Cast

This post contains spoilers. GONE GIRL has been in the year’s must-watch list of every movie blogger I know. There are many factor...

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GONE GIRL Special Edition: Comparing to Director's Earlier Works and Some Notes

GONE GIRL Special Edition: Comparing to Director's Earlier Works and Some Notes

“Gone Girl” (by giving quote marks I refer to the book) is a unique presentation of a writing, although in my record the author, Gillia...

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Me On The Movie Presents: GONE GIRL Special Edition!

Me On The Movie Presents: GONE GIRL Special Edition!

Guess what? I’VE JUST FINISHED READING “GONE GIRL” !  (Well I know it sounds too much but FYI I’m a very slow reader and this is the...

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Sleepiness During Movies?

Sleepiness During Movies?

Have you ever slept, or at least felt sleepy, while watching a movie? That's my biggest problem recently. I don't know if...

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014): An Incredible, Eye-Candy Tale from the Brilliant Mind of Wes Anderson

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014): An Incredible, Eye-Candy Tale from the Brilliant Mind of Wes Anderson

You know, I’m trying to figure out which snapshots of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL I should include in this post because I just can’t decid...

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Favorite Movie Titles Blogathon

Favorite Movie Titles Blogathon

Let's get some fun! Brittani Burnham from Rambling Film hosted a great blogathon called Favorite Movie Titles Blogathon . Blogger...

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EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014): Live, Die, Repeat, Then Think Again.

EDGE OF TOMORROW (2014): Live, Die, Repeat, Then Think Again.

Seriously, I had no idea about what EDGE OF TOMORROW is all about and if it’s worth watching or not. Then I did some googling and fou...

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ILO ILO (2013): Singaporean Drama about Immigrant Worker, Child-Parent Relationship, and Family Dilemma Under Economic Crisis

ILO ILO (2013): Singaporean Drama about Immigrant Worker, Child-Parent Relationship, and Family Dilemma Under Economic Crisis

Even IMDb doesn’t quite understand what ILO ILO means. The winner of Camera d’Or of Cannes Film Festival 2013 , ILO ILO is a Singaporea...

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(A Week After) Me On The Movie's 2nd (Uncelebrated) Anniversary: Another Retrospection

(A Week After) Me On The Movie's 2nd (Uncelebrated) Anniversary: Another Retrospection

This is about a week past May 16, which (nobody remembers) is Me On The Movie's Anniversary. It's been two years since Me On T...

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Jaw-Dropping Jokes of BORAT Bring Uncontrollable Laughs, Guilty Pleasures, and My 5-star Rating (!)

Jaw-Dropping Jokes of BORAT Bring Uncontrollable Laughs, Guilty Pleasures, and My 5-star Rating (!)

There is a fine line between being funny and being gross. But when it comes to talking about the lengthy-titled comedy BORAT: CULTURAL L...

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Undeciphering Order: ENEMY is An Effective Presentation of Puzzle, Mystery, and Acting

Undeciphering Order: ENEMY is An Effective Presentation of Puzzle, Mystery, and Acting

Jake Gyllenhaal is both Adam Bell, a history professor trapped in his boring life; and Anthony, a third-class actor with passion. ENEMY...

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[FEATURE] Some Dedicated "Artworks" for THE SOCIAL NETWORK

[FEATURE] Some Dedicated "Artworks" for THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Last February I was invited by French Toast Sunday to join their "Director of the Month"-like blogathon called David Finchuar...

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My (Late) Review of THE RAID 2: BERANDAL: Beautiful Art of Violence with Unexpectedly Too Much of A Thinking

My (Late) Review of THE RAID 2: BERANDAL: Beautiful Art of Violence with Unexpectedly Too Much of A Thinking

You can say that last night was my second visit to THE RAID 2: BERANDAL (my first visit was on March 28 when it first released in Indon...

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SNOWPIERCER Offers A Smart, Styled, and Detailed Dystopian Theme that Could be Better

SNOWPIERCER Offers A Smart, Styled, and Detailed Dystopian Theme that Could be Better

Imagine an earth fully covered by snow and ice. Imagine an earth so cold that no living creatures can live outside so they look for shel...

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How DANCER IN THE DARK Excruciates Viewers by Penetrating Bold Negativity and Cynicism

How DANCER IN THE DARK Excruciates Viewers by Penetrating Bold Negativity and Cynicism

That Saturday afternoon was a torture. I mean, in a good way: the kind of torture you enjoy only for the first time because you know it ...

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Where have you been, Akbar?

Where have you been, Akbar?

It’s nearly a month away to Me On The Movie’s 2nd Anniversary but, hey, where have you been, Akbar? You haven’t posted anything in ...

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Love, Warmth, Loneliness, Originality, and the Future: Why I Consider HER the Best Film of 2013

Love, Warmth, Loneliness, Originality, and the Future: Why I Consider HER the Best Film of 2013

In this review I'm pointing out the reasons of why I consider HER the best film of 2013 . Some people shortly address HER, written...

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300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Trades Off the Famous “This is Sparta!” with A Seductive, Villainous Woman Warrior

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Trades Off the Famous “This is Sparta!” with A Seductive, Villainous Woman Warrior

No more “This is Sparta!!!”, no more kicking into that deep pit. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE changes the focus of the before-century hero...

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A Piece of My Thoughts about Oscars 2014

A Piece of My Thoughts about Oscars 2014

Well just like last year, I couldn’t watch or stream the 86th Annual Academy Awards , which aired on ABC Sunday, March 2nd, starting a...

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Me On The Movie's Choice of 20 (Alternative) Films to See in 2014

Me On The Movie's Choice of 20 (Alternative) Films to See in 2014

After a series of post of 2013 Recap, now we see my choice of anticipated films of 2014. Well, probably you might already be familiar w...

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2013 Movie Recap: 20 Best Films

2013 Movie Recap: 20 Best Films

Sorry for the late post. Now we are heading to see my selection of 20 best films of 2013 . For your info, I saw 78 films of 2013 (acco...

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2013 Movie Recap: Acting

2013 Movie Recap: Acting

The second last post of the 2013 Movie Recap series! We're gonna see my choices of 2013's best acting performances, including ...

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Sundance-Released KILLERS Offers A Personality Study of Serial Killers

Sundance-Released KILLERS Offers A Personality Study of Serial Killers

Inside us lives a killer . I believe there is a point in everyone’s life where one feels betrayed, done, and giving up on life that neve...

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2013 Movie Recap: Writing & Directing

2013 Movie Recap: Writing & Directing

Next one! We're gonna see my choices on last year's best writing and directing. I have three categories in this post, including...

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2013 Movie Recap: Technical

2013 Movie Recap: Technical

Let's celebrate last year's best cinematic achievement in technical categories , including six subjects: editing , visual effec...

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Me On The Movie Presents: 2013 Movie Recap - Introduction

Me On The Movie Presents: 2013 Movie Recap - Introduction

So you're never regularly writing any reviews for months and suddenly you come up with a yearly recap? Really, Bar? Haha. The thin...

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Blogathon: Life, Love, and the Movies!

Blogathon: Life, Love, and the Movies!

I’m pretty excited to join this Life, Love, and the Movies blogathon since I first saw karamelkinema posted about it . I’m currently p...

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My Thoughts on 2014 Golden Globe Awards (Film Category Only)—including Small Talks about Oscar Chance!

My Thoughts on 2014 Golden Globe Awards (Film Category Only)—including Small Talks about Oscar Chance!

2014 Golden Globe Awards —held Sunday, January 12th, at 8pm ET/5pm PT—might be an unusual one. First, the separation between Drama and M...

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Welcome, 2014!

Welcome, 2014!

So this is the first entry in the new year, 2014, and I'm so glad that I finally made my way to write again. Before too much rambli...

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