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TRANSFORMERS : THE LAST KNIGHT (2017) REVIEW : ‘Bumbu’ Lain dalam 'Makanan Cepat Saji'

Michael Bay datang lagi menawarkan “makanan junk food” kepada penontonnya. Transformers adalah sebuah franchisepenuh visual efek spektakuler yang terlihat enak disantap di luar, tetapi sebenarnya tidak sehat. Tetapi, meski terlihat tak sehat, film-film seperti ini adalah film yang akan dinantikan dan selalu menjadi favorit bagi semua orang yang ingin hiburan secara instan. Maka, tahun ini muncul sebuah seri kelima dari seri ini.
Seri kelima ini pada awalnya digadang menjadi seri terakhir dari Transformers. Tetapi, Paramount Pictures telah memberikan lampu hijau untuk seri ini agar berlanjut menjadi 12 seri selanjutnya. Sehingga bagi penonton yang tak suka dengan seri dari film ini,taruh impian anda untuk menyaksikan seri terakhir dari Transformers. Karena Transformers : The Last Knights adalah awal mula dari babak baru yang akan dibuat oleh Michael Bay beserta Paramount untuk lagi-lagi mengeruk finansial penontonnya agar selalu menikmati “makanan cepat saji” ala mereka.
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The Greatest Showman and Breathe (2017) Trailers

Fresh off of La La Land's remarkable success comes Michael Gracey's original new musical, The Greatest Showman. The Christmas release will be a directorial debut for Gracey and it stars the theatrical stamina of Hugh Jackman. Its story follows the rise of P.T. Barnum (Jackman) and his revolutionary origins of "show business". Also featuring Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson, The Greatest Showman delivers some spectacular footage in its first official trailer. See it for yourself below.

Andrew Garfield has quite a cinematic year in 2016 with an Oscar-nominated turn in Hacksaw Ridge and a lead showing in Scorsese's Silence. Garfield returns this October in Andy Serkis' awards season hopeful, Breathe. Garfield stars as Robin Cavendish, an adventurous fellow who wins the love of his beautiful wife (Claire Foy), only to succumb to the paralyzing effects of polio. At first glance Breathe appears to filled with and Oscar-baity story and performance, b…

Rapid Reviews: The Big Sick and Beatriz at Dinner

Kudos are in order as Judd Apatow has officially transformed an acclaimed filmmaking career into legitimate brand-name recognition. The "Apatow" name has become synonymous with comedy, and it's been plastered all over television screens and billboards as a luring attraction for the general public. His film company's latest production, director Michael Showalter's Sundance Audience Award winner The Big Sick, brings hilarity back to the forefront of independent cinema, reminding us why it's always worthwhile to take a chance on any creative endeavor cloaked with the "Apatow" seal.

Kumail (Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani) is a Pakistani-born amateur comedian living in Chicago. After a performance one night, he meets a free-spirited white woman named Emily (Zoe Kazan) and their instant connection quickly turns into a meaningful relationship. But when the strict Muslim beliefs of Kumail's family force a wedge in their relationship, Emily soon suf…

WONDER WOMAN (2017) REVIEW : Hanya Film Manusia Super Seperti Biasanya

DC Extended Universe kembali mengeluarkan sebuah kisah salah satu manusia supernya untuk dikenalkan agar bangunan dunianya semakin memiliki dimensinya. Digadang sebagai sebuah film manusia super wanita pertama yang dibuatkan filmnya sendiri –meskipun sebenarnya sudah ada beberapa film-film manusia super yang dibuat sebelumnya –DC Extended Universe menunjukkan taringnya bahwa dunianya sudah menjadi sesuatu yang perlu diantisipasi.
Wonder Woman yang diperankan oleh Gal Gadot ini akhirnya mendapatkan porsinya untuk bercerita tentang dirinya. Patty Jenkins, seorang sutradara perempuan yang kredibilitasnya sudah diakui oleh Academy Awards lewat film Monster memiliki kesempatan untuk mengarahkan cerita manusia super wanita ini. Selain itu, film ini juga dibintangi oleh Chris Pine dan beberapa aktor aktris lainnya sehingga Wonder Woman menjadi salah satu film yang diantisipasi oleh banyak orang.
Setelah Batman V Superman : Dawn of Justice dan Suicide Squad, film-film milik DC Extended Univer…

Stronger and Thank You for Your Service Trailers

As we get into the swing of the summer season, fall's potential Oscar players begin to unveil their trailers. One such film comes from the long-time comedy guru, David Gordon Green. Stronger's Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff Bauman, a Boston native who lost his legs during the deadly 2013 marathon attack. And as he struggles to accept his fate, Jeff also serves as a valuable resource for investigators as they work diligently to find the bombers. It's evident that Stronger will be a heavy drama and perhaps one that could propel Jake Gyllenhaal into the heart of the Best Actor race. Stronger debuts September 22nd and you can catch the film's first trailer below

From the screenwriter of American Sniper and the producers of Lone Survivor comes the latest tale of a soldier struggling to adjust to life after war in Jason Hall's Thank You for Your Service. Miles Teller stars as Adam Schumann, a decorated soldier experiencing severe PTSD as he attempts to live a normal life w…

Rapid Reviews: Rough Night and 47 Meters Down

Back in 2009 Paul Feig's Bridesmaids launched the R-rated female comedy genre into the middle of mainstream cinema. And since then, stars like Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey and Amy Schumer have carried the torch through a mostly unspectacular crop of releases. But in-steps the eye-popping Scarlett Johansson, an unlikely character actress who finds herself starring in Broad City director Lucia Aniello's feature film debut, Rough Night.

The film centers around bride-to-be Jess (Johansson), a state politician caught in the middle of a neck-and-neck race. Her former college roommate (Jillian Bell) demands an elaborate bachelorette getaway weekend, and things go completely sideways when a freak accident leads to a dead stripper in their shore house. Jess and her best friends need to put their petty grievances aside and work together to avoid some serious jail time.

There are a few strong positives provided in Lucia Aniello's Rough Night. Cleverly scripted humor is sprinkled througho…

The Best Movie Dads

This being my first Father's Day celebration as a dad, I decided to put together a list of the best cinematic fathers for June's Movie List of the Month (May's list). Since being a dad is hard work and time consuming, this was a spur of the moment list and one that I may have missed some notable choices. Feel free to comment below with some of your personal favorites and ones I've regretfully omitted. Happy Father's Day to anyone out there who's performing a father-like role!

Honorable Mention:Bill Nighy - About TimeEugene Levy - American Pie, Ray Liotta -BlowStanley Tucci - Easy A, Sean Connery - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and J.K. Simmons - Juno

#5. (Voice of) Albert Brooks - Finding Nemo (2003)

I'm going to kick off my Top 5 with the animated film Finding Nemo, which tells the fantastic story of a father who goes to great depths to save his son. After Nemo becomes captured by a boat full of scuba divers, his father, Marlin (Brooks), teams with a…

Rapid Reviews: It Comes at Night and The Book of Henry

Having experienced both of his films, it's clear that Trey Edward Schults cares more about how his movies make you feel rather than the boldness of their stories. Consequently, the young filmmaker has maneuvered a stranglehold over the independent filmmaking world with his festival-darling debut feature, Krisha. Countless accolades from the most prominent indie awards groups bridged Schults' accessibility to bigger talent and larger funds in order to return with his shamefully mis-marketed follow-up, It Comes at Night.

A highly infectious disease has dwindled mankind and a former history teacher (Joel Edgerton) has managed to keep his wife and teenage son alive in a secluded and enclosed shelter in the middle of the woods. But when a stranger arrives at their safe-haven seeking water and refuge for his family, they agree to stay in the shelter together and combine resources. Yet, tensions arise when both families quickly discover that they'll do whatever's necessary to …

Black Panther (TEASER) and American Made Trailers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues its expansion as we're given a teaser trailer for Ryan Coogler's (Creed) 2018 entry, Black Panther. Following the events from Civil War, King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to rule his technologically advanced African Country where he finds a faction of his civilians who desire to overthrow his power. Black Panther is set for a tempered February release early next year, but it should primed for another huge box office as a spin-off sage from Marvel. Catch the premiere teaser trailer below.

Tom Cruise's weekend release, The Mummy, hasn't fared too well, but the one-time king of the box office hopes to rebound with September's crime-thriller, American Made. Doug Liman's (The Bourne Identity) 1980s-set film follows a pilot (Cruise) who aids the CIA on a reconnaissance mission to a volatile Central America where he soon finds himself atop one of the agency's biggest covert missions of all-time. A Cruise-Liman coll…

Rapid Reviews: Wonder Woman and Baby Driver

With inadequate disappointments such as Man of Steel, BvS: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad paving the way for the budding DC Comics film universe, something needed to jump-start this hypothetical super-world. And that film has finally arrived, courtesy of Monster director, Patty Jenkins, and what's only her second feature film. Wonder Woman tells the epic origin story of a god-like princess-warrior with some insane battle moves. What more could you possibly want?

Raised on the island paradise of Themyscira, a young Diana (Gal Gadot) develops a fascination with hand-to-hand combat training. Under the tutelage of her aunt Antiope (Robin Wright), a skilled army general, Diana becomes the most gifted warrior among all her people. And when a British spy named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes his plane off the coast of the island, Diana learns of the first great World War and accompanies Steve back into the heart of Europe in order to confront an ancient prophecy.

If the premise sounds…

DVD Outlook: June 2017

With Wonder Woman's massive weekend opening just the beginning of what could become a busy month of big-screen cinema, June's new streaming and purchase options may have a hard time competing (May's suggestions). But if you're trying to avoid the movie crowds and prefer a stay-at-home option for the month, you can find June's upcoming releases below:

T2 Trainspotting - 3 stars out of 4 - (Read my rapid review here)

A clear cut above the rest of the month's options (of the movies that I've seen, at least), Danny Boyle's long-awaited sequel to the iconic 90s junkie comedy, Trainspotting, proves to be a successful return. T2 picks up twenty years after the original, a cleaned-up Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to his Edinburgh roots where he attempts to make amends with the same friends that he ripped off during a major drug deal before he left. Boyle's follow-up does a fantastic job of standing alone as its own film (so don't feel obligated to h…

Murder on the Orient Express and Rough Night (NEW) Trailers

This November Kenneth Branagh stars in and directs the adapted remake, Murder on the Orient Express. The stylish mystery follows a train-full of passengers who quickly become suspects when a murder occurs on-board. Luckily, renowned detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) is one of the surviving riders who must work to identify the killer before he strikes again. Some feel that Murder on the Orient Express could be an awards season player thanks to its prominent cast and strong source material, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Check out the film's first full trailer below.

On the opposite end of the spectrum comes the summer comedy, Rough Night. Lucia Aniello writes and directs this hilarious tale of a bachelorette weekend that goes terribly wrong when a male stripper ends up dead and the women try desperately to cover it up. Scarlett Johansson, SNL's Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Zoe Kravitz and Ilana Glazer star in this R-Rated comedy that arrives later this month. …