Monthly Archives: July 2015

Cat and her kittens during one summer day (2015/07/30)

Please get out of the building, will you? I need to work.

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Minions (2015) ☆☆1/2 (2.5/4): More Minions, shall we say

Are you familiar with those silly yellow creatures called Minions? If you have seen animation feature film “Despicable Me” (2010) and its recent sequel, you cannot possibly forget their many scene-stealing moments. In “Despicable Me”, they were the goofy workers/cheerleaders … Continue reading

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Shaun the Sheep (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : The Sheep in the Big City

I remember well when I encountered those lovely stop motion animation works from Aardman Animations for the first time during late 1990s. Three short animation films featuring Aardman’s iconic characters Wallace and Gromit, “A Grand Day Out” (1999), “The Wrong … Continue reading

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Assassination (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Too many shooters

South Korean film “Assassination” wants to juggle lots of things at once. Besides attempting a busy mix of action and comedy in the context of history drama, it shuffles between many various characters bound to converge on a certain point … Continue reading

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Camp X-ray (2014) ☆☆☆(3/4) : A guard and a detainee in Gitmo

The Guantanamo Bay detention camp has been one of the most unjust things during the War on Terror, which is still being continued around the world with no end in sight. Because the people held at this camp are technically … Continue reading

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Blackhat (2015) ☆☆☆(3/4) : Style over keyboarding

At some point during my viewing of “Blackhat”, I began to focus on how it looks rather than what it is about. As a ‘cyber-thriller’, it surely has an interesting topic which has been more relevant along with those frequent … Continue reading

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Phoenix (2014) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4) : The past is still there for her and others

The war is over, but the past is still there for her and others. Christian Petzold’s “Phoenix”, a quiet but compelling period drama revolving around disguise and manipulation with a touch of film noir, is reticent about the dark period … Continue reading

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