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Spies in Disguise: Best 2019 Christmas Movies

This Christmas, Fox and Blue Sky Studio released Spies in Disguise, directed by Nick Bruno. A fun, adorable, entertaining and action-packed movie, this deserves a warm gift for children and families in this December.
The subject of spies was not new from the James Bond series, Jason Bourne to Kingsman. Even cartoons, the audience is familiar with Totally Spies! or Kim Possible. Spies in Disguise is like a mixture of two elements: cartoon and protagonist who is the elegant spy guy. At first, the audience will think this is just an animated version of James Bond. However, Spies in Disguise does not follow the familiar motif we often see. Instead, the film goes towards pure entertainment, fun and hit the audience is children. And thanks to the understanding of the direction and audience itself, the film has brought extremely refreshing moments for the audience.


The content of Spies in Disguise is inspired by the short animated film Pigeon: Impossible by screenwriter – animator Lucas Martell. Pigeon: Impossible, although only 5 minutes, took 5 years to implement. The film is about a pigeon holding the “nuclear suitcase” of the US President. Coming to Spies in Disguise, the script writers Cindy David, Lloyd Copeland and Lloyd Taylor created a richer and more spy story. With the main character is the super cool guy, who is admired by many people Lance Sterling (Will Smith). However, Lance was harmed by bad guys and in the process of troubleshooting, he was accidentally turned into a pigeon in a bold experiment by assistant Walter Beckett (Tom Holland). Pigeons are the perfect cover for Lance to act. However, under the guise of the dove, Lance cannot perform action scenes and use high-tech items normally. And many funny things happened from there.
Because of the purpose of entertainment, in general, the plot of Spies in Disguise is nothing too sublime. There are even moments when an adult audience will find it quite silly. However, the extremely cute and silly pieces can make the audience forgive it all. Especially when Lance Sterling was turned into a dove. The lovely shape and the series of humorous lines of this character make viewers laugh. In addition, there are other pigeons that are a strong supporter for Sterling, while contributing the most amusing to the film.

‘Cats: The film was criticized but the music is doing well

Director Tom Hooper must have had dozens of bricks to bring back as a Christmas gift, when the adaptation of the Broadway musical called Cats: Cats, really failed miserably. The film is receiving a lot of criticism from both professionals and moviegoers. The most obvious evidence for the tragic end of Cats is the 17% score on the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes.

Negative comments and comments about the film have been appearing ever since the first trailer of the film was released. The first day of the Cats release also grossed … “terrible” with only 6.2 million. Actually this is a very painful result after the efforts of the whole crew.

But this review is not to be deceived, but to advocate for this adaptation. Ignoring haters, ignoring disgusting comments, ignoring the flat score and also disappointing sales. If you love music, you will love the movie. If you like the choreography and the inability to act, you’ll love the movie. So treat this as a work to enjoy in the Christmas season, not too scrutinizing.

The story of Cats: Cats are very simple. Almost all the details in the book Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S Elliot, published in 1939, are completely preserved. Victoria kitten, played by bale actress Francesca Hayward, was thrown away in an alley in London. Soon after, the cat was surrounded by wild cats named Jellicles, and they introduced themselves with the song Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats. The members of this “gang” include Skimbleshanks, Jennyanydots, two thieves Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, fat cat Bustopher Jones and finally Mr. Mistoffelees with a warm heart.

Victoria seems to have joined the ranks of Jellicles cats on a pretty day. Deuteronomy, the goddess of cats, is hosting the annual party called Jellicle Ball. Each cat will have to impress her to enter the Heaviside Layer, where the chosen cat will have the opportunity to reincarnate. However, all conflicts occur when the Jellicles group is attacked by Macavity, a crafty, cunning cat. His accomplices Growltiger and Bombalurina want to take control of their leader Macavity.

The production, design and costumes of the movie are very … weird. This I also agree. However, the more you watch, the more familiar the audience becomes familiar with the images. To do this, audiences must at least have faith in the adaptations, or in this case Cats. The costumes and makeup of the actors are greatly supported thanks to CGI technology. The cats in the movie are modified with mischievous ears and the tail is always fluttering. Another thing that audiences need to keep in mind is that the characters in the movie are full-sized, like cats. So the set must be really huge. For most of the film, cats will dance together, sing under tables, or even on a dirty street with dozens of trash bins around.

Best Volleyball Comic: Slam Dunk Will Be Back Next Year!

After 24 long years, there has been news that the famous basketball manga, Slam Dunk, will be coming back in April 2020.

Those who love basketball in their 20s and 30s will probably know Slam Dunk. This is a famous manga series about basketball by Takehiko Inoue. First published in Shonen Jump weekly magazine in Japan in 1990, the series spans over 6 years and has sold over 100 million copies in the country. The heat of Slam Dunk also spread throughout Asia in particular and the world in general.

Slam Dunk tells the story of the growth of protagonist Hanamichi Sakuragi and the Shohoku basketball team. The series officially ended with an opening ending in 1996 in episode 31. This ending may be disappointing for viewers, but many argue that this is almost the most complete and true ending. that the author brought to the series. Because fairy rarely appears in any sports tournament. The ending of the series also left a lot of expectations of readers for the next tournament of the “red-haired” Hanamichi Sakuragi.

However, there has been some suspicion that the series will return to readers in the second quarter of 2020. The author’s Twitter has just posted color drawings that have never appeared and that is also drawings that Takehiko Inoue has been actively working on recently.

The hidden posting by author Takehiko Inoue on personal Twitter with content about the new drawings will be released in Young Jump magazine. According to some sources from World of Buzz, this new publication is titled LUS / SLAM DUNK renowned 2 and will include more than 130 illustrations drawn in the past and relevant things are used for other authors’ publications.

According to some previous rumors, the content of Slam Dunk will revolve around Hanamichi Sakuragi’s journey at the NBA tournament 10 years after the events taking place in the original comic book series. In addition, there are rumors that another famous basketball comic series, Kuroko no Basket will also appear as a cameo in this new series.

Knives out: Detective work with modern vibes

Surprisingly one after another in the detective film directed by Rian Johnson, Knives Out , with the focus on the detective Benoit Blanc played by “James Bond” Daniel Craig.

After the success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, director Rian Johnson chose a less noisy project called Knives Out. Belonging to the detective genre, the mystery of the film The Guy Leanquy gathers the popular cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis,.. Once again Rian Johnson proves his talent for capturing the crowd by delivering a plump, humorous work that is just enough, while at the same time adhering to the political message of the age.

The film possesses a new story: a rich family suddenly discovers that Mr. Harlan Thrombey in his house died suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving behind an enormous fortune that everyone’s children want. The detective was invited, although the scene showed no sign of an attack likely to be a suicide, but no one believed it. Then, step by step the game is turned upside down, revealing the heavenly secrets that the living torment, the dead take away.
Through the interview with the members, the audience learned something about the descendants of the house. The eldest Linda (Jamie Lee Curtis) brags about her becoming a self-made millionaire, empty-handed and a few million dollars loan from her father to make a fortune. His son Walter (Michael Shannon) is very hard at publishing his … books. Daughter-in-law Joni (Toni Collette) plays on Instagram, but it turns out she wants to save money for school that Harlan gives her niece to spend money. Even grandchildren such as Ransom (Chris Evans) or Jacob (Jaeden Martell) are also liars who argue with their parents. All are mounted as a parasitic community on old Harlan.

Knives out- The topic of detective familiar combining elements of the times
Claiming to be a detective fan who grew up with the works of Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson has set the scene of the classic Keuten movie with a bit of a bum. The mansion located in the middle of the forest of the Thrombey family is filled with antiques, antique furniture, artwork … Harlan Thrombey himself (Christopher Plummer) is like any portrait of a wealthy aristocrat Some 100 years ago.

The classic substance of the Conqueror lies in the way detective Benoit Blanc explores, instead of using modern business with high accuracy of the 21st century, he likes to talk to witnesses, judge and use magnifying glass. Through the suggestive times, the audience is constantly asked questions for the characters and spoiled to guess who is the mastermind. The director of The Last Jedi gave the audience the feeling of flipping through each page of Agatha Christie’s classic stories, while enjoying the whodunit series with many exciting innovations.

One of the modern elements of the modern-day “comedy” is the use of politics to satirize, with the tip of the nose pointing nowhere other than the US president. Decisions about immigrants, political factions and the habit of “slashing the wind” about being a self-made billionaire have been made not sarcastic. In interviews, Rian Johnson did not hide this and considered it a pastime for director life. In addition, the message of the immigrant’s kindness and kindness through the image of Marta (Ana de Armas) and the metaphor of wealthy white men also contributed. the innovation of the classic detective genre.

4 Best Movies About Casino

Good films about Casino, from anecdotes to the best card players to the secret screens revealed in Las Vegas, will give viewers a unique experience about the gambling industry Apart from playing on online casinos, watching movies is also a good way to learn about this world.

Casino

Nobody business owners in the beautiful city of Los Angeles do not know Ace Rothstein, a notorious giant in the elite with trendy and attractive casinos. Ace has the two closest people who are always with him, Nicky Santoro, his best friend, who always handles troublesome affairs on his behalf, and Ginger, a beautiful, charming and very personal mate. However, money is not always happy. The proof is around Ace not knowing how many enemies. Nick is falling into crime and many things are happening.

Rounders

Mike shows up at Teddy KGB’s residence to bet $ 30,000 and is looking forward to participating in a world-class poker tournament. He turned to the help of his old friend Knish. Knish tried to stop Mike from playing because he was afraid Mike would lose all his capital. Despite Mike still playing, believing in his own hands, he bet all and eventually lost. Knish once again helped Mike, he had Mike manage a route to make money and Mike also promised to give up Poker. An old friend of Mike named Worm came out of prison, and he persuaded Mike to return to the old way, using old tricks to make money.

The Cooler

The film is the story of Bernie Lootza, the luckiest man in Las Vegas. He is the owner of one of Las Veagas’ largest casinos that uses technologies to reduce the odds of a gambler’s big win to increase the profit of the casino.

Revolver

Seven years ago, Jake was tricked by the casino owner, causing him to schedule every year. It was an uncomfortable time. After leaving prison, Jake decided to gamble with his own destiny. Two years later, Jake became a living nightmare for the big casinos. But suddenly Jake learned that he had only three days to live, because an extremely dangerous bacterium had seeped into his blood and organs. At the same time, the old casino owner gave him the trace of Jake. The only chance of survival at the moment was to work with Avi, a notorious usury lender, on terms that were completely beneficial to him. Not easily giving up hope, Jake was determined to find out what was happening to him.