Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014)

“All Hail the King is a redemption for fans of Mandarin–Ironman’s super-villain and a compliance of the real Mandarin’s fate at once. It concludes the twist in Ironman 3 with a more baffling twist. Let’s prepare for any sequel of this franchise.”

You don’t know who I am. You don’t know where I am. And you’ll NEVER see me coming.” — The Mandarin (Iron Man 3) Know him inside!

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12 Years A Slave (2013)

“12 Years A Slave is not just a character study of the main protagonist like what McQueen usually shows in his movie; it’s more like an observation of what the main protagonist observe.”

Steve McQueen, once again, proves himself in a blatant way–that he’s a savant that goes too hard on himself. He likes to force his audiences to watch real pain of his protagonists More years of slave inside!

Her (2013)

“Romantic. Futuristic. Fragile. This techno-romance drama desperately displays an entertaining, sad tale of a man who falls in love with an OS. Jonze and Phoenix are the best!”

In not so distant future, where IT and quirky fashion mode have advanced, Her introduces us to Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) or simply Theo. The future is here!

RoboCop (2014)

“Brazilian hitmaker Jose Padilha’s attempt to reboot Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic RoboCop pays respectful homage to the original. This 2014 RoboCop is too subtle compared to the 1987, yet, it still tops other sequels. Almost there!”

In Brazil, Jose Padilha hits the box office with his back-to-back Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. The latter, even, becomes Brazilian pride along with Cidade de Deus. This year, he tries his luck rebooting a cult-super-police movie Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop (1987). The result of it is far from being disappointing–it’s completely better than any RoboCop’s sequels, yet, it’s just being over-confident. Continue your directives!

Lone Survivor (2013)

“Lone Survivor’s Peter Berg’s redemption of his flop Battleship. It gets balanced portion of drama within a chaotic war. And… it’s not a snub movie at all”

In aftermath of the blop Battleship, Peter Berg tries a purgatory project to find his retribution. Only this time he won’t try his luck adapting a traditional game, yet, a book instead. Lone Survivor is the latest movie he directs which is dubbed after a book with the same title. The book written as a memoir of Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson tells about a real-life quest of The US Navy SEAL in Afghanistan–so basically this is another ‘based-on-true-event’ flick. More survivors inside!