Films

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Directors: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Writers: Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio
Stars: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes.

★★★☆☆

You never go wrong with animated movies with animals in it.

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Films

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017)

Journey to the West: Demon Chapter (original title)

Director: Hark Tsui
Writers: Stephen Chow, Si-Cheun Lee (screenwriter)
Stars: Kris Wu, Kenny Lin, Chen Yao

A monk and his three disciples continue on their journey to battle demons.

★★✮☆☆

You’re right. I only saw this because of Kris Wu. It was a several hours flight, and the inflight TV has it so I said why not try it. And also because last time, when I was wiki-ing the top grossing Chinese movies, I remember seeing this one, or perhaps the other movie. But I thought, if it had a sequel, then there must be something in it.

Truth is, I saw this once while on a bus. And that time I felt dizzy from the scent inside the bus and this weird movie playing wasn’t helping at all. But since I’ve opened my mind to weird Chinese movies, and also because it has Kris Wu in it, so I wanted to give a try. For an inflight entertainment, it wasn’t so bad. Only Kris’ acting was.

Film Festivals

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy
Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

★★★★☆

This is a very metal film I can’t believe I just saw it now.