Satan’s Slaves

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Total ScoreJoko Anwar‘s Pengabdi Setan or Satan’s Slaves brings in the scares typically expected from Horror, Mystery movies with a flair that’s gripping and at the same time creepy since the cinematography and the atmosphere pretty much fits the movie. You have stellar performances across the aboard most especially from the lead’s Tara Basro who delivers a believable performance as Rini. The eldest among siblings who doesn’t believe in the supernatural but is faced with an ongoing onslaught of unexplainable events from the movie’s start till the end. I also want to commend…

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Justice League

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Total ScoreJohn: As a long-time DC fan, I really wished I could have been excited for the Justice League movie. But the handling of the material by Warner Brothers and Zac Snyder hasn’t been quite great. Nonetheless, the movie is still the first time to see these comic book heroes on the big screen and with the last-minute breath of life from Wonder Woman, I at least hoped to be entertained. Patty: I, on the other hand, am not as much as a DC fan as John here (I rally for…

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Thor: Ragnarok

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Total ScoreChris Hemsworth returns in his third movie, once more taking up the hammer of Thor. The film carries on from its predecessor, with left us with Loki on the throne and with Thor heading out into the Nine Worlds with nightmares in his mind – all of this preceding the return of the Goddess of Death, Hela, and the vision of Ragnarok on the horizon. The story is not entirely unpredictable, but the enjoyable acting of the principal cast brings a great dimension to the movie. Hemsworth is convincing…

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Blade Runner 2049

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Total ScoreA science-fiction noir movie, Blade Runner 2049 is a rather uncommon piece of work in today’s current era of comic book, high octane, science-fiction or fantasy blockbusters. Instead of leveraging typical aesthetic explosions of grandeur and intense action scenes, Blade Runner 2049 plays with more subtlety and a slower pacing to bring viewers into the dystopian future. Ryan Gosling as Officer K is convincing as a generally emotionless Replicant, the custom-made pseudo- humans of the Blade Runner world. But I would say I had the most enjoyment with the…

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The Lego Ninjago Movie

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Total ScoreThe Ninjago film is a simple enough merchandise-promoting movie from Lego, which seems to be continuing the trend of creating stories out of its thematic sets. Considering the success of the previous Lego movies, this is hardly a surprise. Ninjago is a somewhat more kid-oriented movie with a simple plotline. The themes and plot points are fairly expected and predictable, although it carries through it all with brisk speed and action. It also attempts to continue the humor patterns of the previous Lego movies and manages to do so…

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