Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Creatures, magic and mystery galore! This Fantastic Beasts sequel spends its screentime whipping around fast-paced action scenes and chocks itself full of Easter Eggs with such rapid succession that it masks its (sadly flimsy) plot with delightful entertainment. As a devout Harry Potter fan, watching Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald over the weekend left me with a lot of Thoughts™ I’m eager to share. Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

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Gol & Gincu Vol 2 Movie Review

Gol dan Gincu Vol.2, 3 words: progressive, fun, heartwarming. This is a reboot of the original Gol dan Gincu TV series and movie from 2005. Originally an enemies-to-lovers romcom somehow involving futsal as a catalyst to the main characters’ relationship growth, Gol dan Gincu was never much of a hit. However, this reboot, switching up the main theme from love to friendship and including a diverse cast of misfits on the futsal team has breathed new life into this franchise. Continue reading Gol & Gincu Vol 2 Movie Review

5 Horror Movies to Haunt You this Halloween

source Written by Ng Li Wei   If you’re someone like me, you absolutely cannot watch horror movies because they haunt you continuously after you leave the cinema – but on the rare occasion I feel adventurous enough to do so, I expect the horror movie to be good. I’m talking about the quality of the film as a whole: its ability to build up … Continue reading 5 Horror Movies to Haunt You this Halloween

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

Written by Fajar binti Benjamin
TOM CRUISE. Tom Cruise is an honest-to-God psychopath, there’s no denying it. But goddamn if he doesn’t frickin’ go for it. Unfortunately, the first and only other Mission Impossible movie I’ve been subjected to is the second one, and it was so god-awful bad that the idea of seeing another one was incomprehensible to me. A job is a job though, so I went into this movie with all my cringe shields up, prepared to tear it a new one… Continue reading MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Good day to you sirs and madams alike! I’m back again with a spoiler-free movie review for Ant-Man and The Wasp, sequel to Ant-Man (2015) and Marvel’s latest money vortex to roll off the production line.

It’s a comedy, through and through, almost trying to swerve into rom-com territory but pulling back to make space for all the mandatory action sequences. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are cute as Ant-Man and The Wasp. They kick a lot of ass, but they’re cute as all hell while doing it. (Side note, why is the word ‘ass’ censored in cinemas but not, say, the ‘S’ or ‘B’ word?). Most of our laughs come from Luis, played by Michael Peña, as he plays the sidekick to the sidekick along with his own bunch of little sidekicks. Continue reading ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

Yuri!!! on Ice: the Anime that Stole My Heart

Many articles ago, I mentioned that I came across a fan video on YouTube which was so stunning, I immediately sped off to start binging on Yuri on Ice episodes. And it was the binge of my life! I was hooked onto the story right from the start. Little did I know then, but Yuri on Ice would become the centrestone around which my fandom life revolves for two years (and counting).

I’d heard of Yuri on Ice before stumbling across that fan video, but after seeing the words “sports anime” in the Wikipedia description, I backed away from the idea of watching it because I didn’t “consider myself as a sports person.” In retrospect, that was the wrong decision and a very stupid reason for it! Continue reading Yuri!!! on Ice: the Anime that Stole My Heart

Tokyo Ghoul (Season 1): Anime Review

If you have no idea what this anime is about, we have 2 questions for you: 1. Are you serious? and 2. No, really, are you SERIOUS?! This anime has been a tremendous success ever since its debut release in 2014 and even before that, the manga in which the anime takes its main storyline from has sold over 34 million copies worldwide, easily making it one of the most popular anime ever since Attack on Titan.

Truth be told though; this anime is not everyone’s cup of tea. It touches on some heavy topics like identity crisis, and is pretty violent; because you know, ghouls eat humans? So, if you can’t stand blood, gore, psychological horror I advise you don’t watch this. However, to those who love any form of horror and are not squeamish, you’re in for a treat!

This review will be a non-spoiler review as we wouldn’t want you to miss out on all the shocking and OMG moments that adds to the story’s intrigue. Continue reading Tokyo Ghoul (Season 1): Anime Review

Deadpool 2 Review

Hello there dear reader! Hopefully you read the title of this before clicking on it, but in case you didn’t, this will be a movie review for the R-rated ‘film’, Deadpool 2. We are a family friendly site, so I cannot fully embrace the spirit of this film through the use of crass language. I can, however, embrace the barrier-breaking tone and write this as if I were talking to you, straight on, maintaining a self-aware edge to get inside your head. In other words, yo fourth wall! I’m milking the tar out of you today! Continue reading Deadpool 2 Review

Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War, if you haven’t heard, has absolutely smashed box office records, taking over roughly 72% of the worldwide box office since it’s opening on Wednesday with a 63 million dollar gross. In Malaysia alone it earned 8.4 million USD, one of the highest openings in the country, ever. It’s been out for at least nine days by the time this is published, so if you haven’t seen it, you simply aren’t interested. Personally, not being caught up in the phenomenon that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe is incomprehensible to me. This universe is part of my identity and soul. More than that, it is an experience open to all skin colours, religions, political alignments and continents. Continue reading Infinity War

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale

Photo Credits Written by Raeesah Hayatudin The Handmaid’s Tale Author: Margaret Wood Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, 1985 Before settling in to watch the first season of the recent TV show The Handmaid’s Tale from Hulu, based on the novel from Margaret Atwood, I hurried to reread the memorable book. And I was reminded of exactly why I loved this book so much, despite the painful … Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale