Thursday, October 8, 2015

THE MARTIAN (2015): Uplifting in A Good Way

Never blame whoever who thinks that NASA's recent publication about water on Mars is part of promotional gimmicks for The Martian, newest sci-fi flick from Ridley Scott. In fact, this publication was based on scientific evidence and, the most important thing, The Martian has been released worldwide many days before. But, with the hype of Blood Moon phenomenon on the Web recently, The Martian defines the perfect time for us, sci-fi lovers or not, to head our face up to the sky for a moment and think if someday in the future it's possible for us to live our life out there.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Me On The Movie's 3rd Anniversary

Me On The Movie's 3rd Anniversary

Happy 3rd anniversary, Me On The Movie! For a child, year three is the last year before he enters kindergarten or such, but for a blog, year three is the year every blogger's consistency is tested. I won't fill this incredible year with another ramble of how my (useless) daily activity has got me away from watching and writing about movies (because you already had that in the 2nd anniversary), I haven't even blogged for like three months (!), so to make today worth for an anniversary celebration, I make a list of my favorite movies of all time—establishing a clear stand that Me On The Movie is still exist, even though so rarely updated.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

20 Best Movies of 2014

20 Best Movies of 2014

Academy Awards is just a few days to go, and 'though I know that you people can't take your attention away from predicting who's gonna win and who's gonna go home empty-handed, it's never late for me to, finally, present the last series of 2014 Movie Recap. This is my choice of 20 Best Movies of 2014!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

10 Best Directors of 2014

10 Best Directors of 2014

This is the third post of Me On The Movie's 2014 Movie Recap and in this post we celebrate 10 best directors of 2014. In two earlier posts I listed 20 best movie characters of 2014 and 20 best acting performances of 2014, go take a look if you haven't seen them!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

20 Best Acting Performances of 2014

20 Best Acting Performances of 2014

Next is acting performances. Don't get me wrong: I don't mix these 20 outstanding actors and actresses altogether; I made 4 categories with 5 actors or actresses in each category. And as I made this list, I realized that... my list is kind of anti-mainstream. That does not mean that I haven't watched the movies whose stars are nominated in global awards like Globes, BAFTAs, Oscars, and all. It's just that my personal taste doesn't make me think that they are good enough.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

20 Best Movie Characters of 2014

20 Best Movie Characters of 2014

We'll start from the new category I've never had in recent years: movie characters. I'm selecting 20 (plus one!) characters that I consider the most iconic, the most memorable, the most well-created from all the movies I watch along 2014. P.S: big images are after the jump, mind your bandwidth! :)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Me On The Movie Presents: 2014 Movie Recap

It's that time of the year again! Eventhough I didn't write reviews as many as you expect (and 'though I didn't watch a lot of movies), an annual recap is considered a must for every movie blogger. And it is too for me. So, here it is: my presentation of 2014 Movie Recap!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

THE IMITATION GAME (2014): Breaking the Wrong Enigma

The Theory of Everything

I’ll open my writing about “The Imitation Game” with the exact question that opened my writing about “The Theory of Everything”: what do we know about Alan Turing? Only, the answers are not similarly various. Alan Turing is... a mathematician. It is what he only is. Or is it?

Monday, January 5, 2015

NIGHTCRAWLER (2014): Insensitive News Program and Why (They Think) We Love It


My deepest condolence is for those who lost their loved ones in the tragic crash of Indonesia’s AirAsia flight QZ8501.

When the missing of Indonesia’s AirAsia flight QZ8501, flying from Indonesia’s Surabaya to Singapore Sunday (12/28/2014), became news, I was at the airport waiting for my flight (I was about to go back to my work town after a short holiday of Christmas). I wasn’t watching TV at the time (there are TVs on the airport obviously but they were out of my sight), but Twitter got me informed about the news. However, tweets with hashtag #matikanTVlokal (#turnofflocalTV) flooded my timeline, complaining about how some news channels so insensitively interviewed the relatives of the flight passengers. It was obvious that the relatives were mourning and worried about the missing airplane but these news reporters kept asking them about how they felt about the incident over and over again. Perhaps the reporters thought that this kind of “drama” could skyrocket their rating, but it’s apparent to see that people don’t like such drama. That’s why the hashtag trends: it encouraged us not to watch news program that sold sadness and sympathy instead of giving facts and information about the incident.