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Bad Genius (2017) Inspired by true events PG

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Wow.  Just wow!  The acting is almost very seamless and the situation is very real.  Although fictionalised,  the story is based on true events.  The genius, Lynn, is played by a new comer, but we thought she's already a seasoned performer.  Her co-stars are probably more popular than she is, but she will go places, I believe. Well, she has been a model for six years now, but of course, not all models could act, like not all all actors can effectively be a model.
I felt every emotion.
Did her "bestie" use her from the very start, or was there even an ounce of sincerity?
Who is the real bad genius?  Is it Lynn or somebody else?
I agree with Lynn's father.  She could have just taught everyone instead of teaching them how to cheat.  It's crazy.  They have seminars for cheating.  Aren't those seminars vehicles for learning too.  They have to STUDY the codes, don't they?  It's so crazy.
I am tempted to talk and talk and talk here...rather, I am so tempted to ra…

The Foreigner (2017) R-13

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Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.-WWW Initial release: 30 September 2017 (China) DirectorMartin Campbell Based on: The Chinaman; by Stephen Leather Screenplay:  David Marconi Music composed byCliff Martinez Languages: English, Standard Mandarin(no subtitles)

The story is definitely not new, but it is very real.  Terrorism is very, very real.  This time it stems from paramilitary operations where Mr. James Hennessy(Pierce Brosnan)was very much a part of and not the recent usual suspects.
Chan and Brosnan are very believable.  Chan's fight scenes are very exciting, especially when he was fighting the "tracker…

Seven Sundays(2017) PG

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We were going to hit several birds with one stone(I hate the saying hitting two birds with one stone and now I say several) and one of those birds was watching this movie: SEVEN SUNDAYS.
The stars were well chosen and the director, Ms. Cathy Garcia-Molina, never fails to deliver.
It had old and new elements, but the story was well told and greatly acted.  
OK, I didn't like the racist remarks towards the end of the film, but we have to be open minded about this.  This was a very arrogant person trying to diss their family and they were just united as a family.
I think the message of the movie is that no matter what differences we all have as a family, at the end of the day, "Damay na!"
My folks loved it.  They did not expect to like it and they said it even exceeded their expectations. Many heartstrings were pulled, but spirits were lifted too.  
I won't make this long anymore.  Congratulations to the cast and crew!
#familymovie #worldclass #greatensemble #greatdirector
April M…

Geostorm(2017) Parental Guidance

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After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.-WWW Initial release: 12 October 2017 (Metro Manila, Philippines) DirectorDean Devlin ProducersDean DevlinDavid EllisonDana GoldbergMarc RoskinRachel Olschan Music composed by:

Blade Runner 2049

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Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who's been missing for 30 years. Initial release: 4 October 2017 (Italy) DirectorDenis Villeneuve CinematographyRoger Deakins Music composed byJóhann JóhannssonHans ZimmerBenjamin Wallfisch ScreenplayHampton FancherMichael Green Being a fan of Harrison Ford I am quite d

Victoria & Abdul (PG) 2017

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bdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.-WWW Initial release: 15 September 2017 (United Kingdom) DirectorStephen Frears ScreenplayLee Hall Production companiesWorking Title FilmsBBC FilmsPerfect World Pictures ProducersBeeban KidronEric Fellner,

Last Night (R-13?) 2017

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Was it because of the "suicide" theme?  Is that the reason why they rated it R-13?  Maleficent is more traumatic than this movie and there are many animated films that gave children and adults alike sleepless nights, so I don't get it.  Why give this that kind of rating? 

The movie is actually refreshing.  It could have "landed" sooner than later, but notwithstanding the prolonged scenes, the movie gives a light giddy feeling inside.

I was warned that it had a "twist", but it was not what I expected the twist would be.  It wasn't the first time that one of the characters was like "that", but it was a bit different.  Bela is indeed a raconteur extraordinaire, and I would surely watch her other screenplays in the future, with or without her.

The acting is good and so is the direction, but I'll leave everything else to the experts:  


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