Films

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Director: David Yates
Writer: J.K. Rowling
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

★★✮☆☆

It’s just not as fantastic as the Harry Potter series. I expected so much, but was disappointed.

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Films

Jumanji (1995)

Director: Joe Johnston
Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

★★★☆☆

Films

Da Co Hoai Lang: Hello Vietnam (2017)

Director: Quang Dung Nguyen
Stars: Linh Hoài, Vo Hoai Linh, Chi Tai

Da Co Hoai Lang is a sad story happened in the course of 1 day. Ong Tu escaped from the nursing home to go home and celebrate his wife’s death anniversary. The granddaughter at home is not happy with this. Ong Nam is Ong Tu’s friend, who came over, and they talk about how they grew up together, loved the same girl and now met each other on a foreign land. They both celebrate their first love’s death anniversary. Because of the gap in generation and the difference in culture, Ong Tu and Tammy (his granddaughter) got into a fight. Ong Tu and Ong Nam left the house and goes into the snow storm to find comfort else where.

★★★✮☆

I’ve been looking for films with plot sad enough to make me cry. This is one of those. Also, great cinematography.