Movie – The Wolf Of Wall Street [REVIEW] – Earn, Spend, Party

IMDB Rating: 8,2/10
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Jordan Belfort
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprioJonah HillMargot Robbie

Martin Scorsese is always making a surprise to his audience in his every movie that he made, especially this movie too. Back to the year which this movie was aired in cinema, there are so many great movies you can watch. Take examples of 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club. Combined with The Wolf of Wall Street, these three films are biography movies. It’s so unusual that people will love this movie, full entertainment, and dramatic scenes. People just looking for movies that offer an action shootouts, non-stop action, exaggerated CGI effects that produce a pretty annoying effect. Importantly, they don’t bring the results that are not in hollow when watching it in the cinema. However, these three films are also very good although I haven’t watched 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club at all. Just by reading the references, maybe I can say that both movies are quite interesting to watch and The Wolf of Wall Street is a movie I can tell as the craziest biography movie I ever saw.

“The Wolf of Wall Street,” tells about Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a broker who works for a big company on Wall Street. Jordan had already liked his job and he also worked for someone named Mark Hanna (Matthew McCounaghey). After a long period of work in this company, Wall Street then had to close down. Jordan Belfort eventually worked as a broker who pioneered his career from a small stock company until finally became a success with his friends. The only problem is, FBI suspects his company that runs by Jordan Belfort for doing a lot of illegal acts in his company.

Kyle Chandler and Ted Griffin in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Martin Scorsese is one of the most legendary movie directors in the era of industry film and I’ve also admitted it. The Wolf of Wall Street presents a scene that full of explicit content that’s not be allowed by children. The Wolf of Wall Street can be said to be the insane biopic movie that ever existed because despite this movie is a biography, it’s muffled in such a way with the black comedy element that is so thick and we will be made giggling continuously even though its duration just three hours. Moreover, I also forget that this movie is based on the true story thanks to the black comedy. This movie has a happy impression in every minute although sometimes there is a little mellow dramatic. The opening scene of this movie has also made us laugh because of the madness they do in the office. The explicit content is also not kidding because there are so many sex scenes that look real, there is a sex gay in it, drugs everywhere until the f-words are strewed in each line. I’m actually mistakenly assumed that Goodfellas was a movie with the most f-words ever though directed by Martin Scorsese as well. However, The Wolf of Wall Street is a movie with the most f-words there are about 550 f-words inside. Swearnet: The Movie that can be said as the most f-words ever are 900 words and Fuck is under Swearnet: The Movie is 850 words. The Wolf of Wall Street in ranked third. Crazy, very crazy for a biography movie like this.

Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne, Kenneth Choi, Ethan Suplee, Jonah Hill, Brian Sacca, and Henry Zebrowski in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Although there are so many f-words that included in each line, this movie is actually very engaging but satirical from certain people either you or me. Jordan Belfort is a broker who cheats his clients. After his success with his company, Jordan Belfort used his money as a nonsense party. Imagine, how can a Jordan Belfort let his employees have sex in his office? Or even use drugs? Maybe if I see, the element is a bit exaggerated in order to get the black comedy still exist. Or I don’t know what life of Jordan Belfort was. For the plot of the story, this movie has a back and forth plot where the opening scene shows Jordan Belfort who introduces himself as a successful person. Then continued his early life before he formed his company, meeting with Danny Porush as Donnie Azoff, until the fall of his company for illegal conduct. With the black comedy element that makes us laugh, this movie is actually impressed with the existence of a psychological element where a person who is very depressed when he finds himself in a situation that he didn’t want it. So basically, maybe this movie will be insinuating some people especially for rich people or so who loves to waste his money. Finally, there is nothing he can trust because the people around him have betrayed him.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Now, let’s talk about the actors who play in this movie. There are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, and Kyle Chandler. For some reason, why this film didn’t get an Oscar award at all? However, I am also grateful that this movie is getting a lot of nominations. Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting can be somewhat showing all his performance here. In fact, I can say that he did it with all the achievements that produced the best results. Leonardo DiCaprio who plays Jordan Belfort seems very charismatic who has two faces. He is wild, crazy, cunning, and also deceptive. Jonah Hill who plays Donnie Azoff also can be fairly mad and full of absurd. His acting is very entertaining to make me laugh even his character at 21 Jump Street cannot be lost from my head that makes it all funnier. Margot Robbie is a very attractive, Matthew McConaughey who has a small but maximized role, and Kyle Chandler is a rather brilliant antagonist.

Overall, you want a movie with a crazy action in it? You can watch this movie but remember that this movie cannot be watched by you who are not yet 18 years old. The amount of explicit content in it frequently makes this movie look crazy in my eyes. Even three hours seemed not satisfied for me. The Wolf of Wall Street is a Martin Scorsese biography movie that also features some of the great actors in it. The element of black comedy and everything seems to be unaware that this is based on the true story.


Movie – The Departed [REVIEW] – Lies. Betrayal. Sacrifice. How Far Will You Take it?

IMDB Rating: 8,5/10
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: William Monahan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprioMatt DamonJack Nicholson

Martin Scorsese’s movies always have their own unique style and certainly make the audience carried along. This style always creates a thriller genre that’s different from the others. For The Departed, this movie received four Oscars in Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Best Achievement in Film Editing and one nomination in Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. This movie also invites a lot of famous actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, and many more. The story of the movie itself is a remake of a Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs, starring Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, and Anthony Chau-Sang Wong. Infernal Affairs can also be said as the best crime movie ever made in Hong Kong but in here, we will discuss The Departed the remake version.

“The Departed,” tells about Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) is a big-time mobster in South Boston. He runs a lot of dirty business and he is very difficult to trace its existence. That’s because he sent a spy into the FBI and the spy was Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon). Sullivan was a policeman with a very strong discipline that his own boss had considered him a close friend but Sean Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) sometimes suspected him. Police who feel this hardly finally chose to send spies into Costello business and Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the person.

Jack Nicholson in The Departed (2006)

For me, The Departed is a light thriller movie that has a simple story and is very easy to understand the story. So, maybe for those of you who want to watch thriller movies that have an uncomplicated story like other thriller movies or Martin Scorsese’s other films, The Departed is a good start. This movie from the beginning didn’t have an impression that makes us boring because the beginning of the scene as well, we will be shown a silhouette figure of Jack Nicholson who trains a child to become his member. The character development is also very good here let alone there are many elements of misunderstanding here such as Leonardo DiCaprio character who is regarded as a scumbag police and Matt Damon is regarded as an accomplished police but in fact, he is a spy of Castello. This movie will build on the tension when entering the conflict where the police and the Castello suspect each other. We will see the characters that exist will mutually suspect and trace each other so that we just like carry on in this movie. However, from the beginning, I had a lot of hope if the ending of this movie would have a very striking plot-twist. The result is, that’s not what I think. Apart from that, this movie is a pure light thriller that is very nice to watch.

Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, and Joseph Oliveira in The Departed (2006)

Martin Scorsese is able to build the atmosphere of the story so that the audience will be made up and not feel bored. Moreover, a great acting of some famous actors in this movie is all great. Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon who initially have their own stories and will meet as the story goes, Jack Nicholson is very brilliant performing in this movie, Mark Wahlberg who is not too dominate but perform maximally and get an Oscar nomination, and many of the legendary actors like Martin Sheen even though he is not too dominating in here. What I’m amazed about is, why did Jack Nicholson didn’t get an Oscar nomination at all? But I don’t know if this movie is better than the original version or vice versa because I’ve never seen Infernal Affairs but seen a little bit of footage on television.

Overall, The Departed is a light thriller that triggers the audience’s tension and is perfect for you to watch. With so many legendary actors, The Departed can’t sometimes be said to be the best crime movie but you will witness a lot of unpredictable events in this movie. Martin Scorsese’s movies always make me want to watch more thriller movies and I want to watch more of his movies.

Movie – 22 Jump Street [REVIEW] – They’re Not 21 Anymore

IMDB Rating: 7,1/10
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Phil Lord
Writer: Michael Bacall
Stars: Channing TatumJonah HillIce Cube

After 21 Jump Street that made in 2012 and successfully reap many positive responses, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller now make a sequel to this series. In fact, 22 Jump Street is also as successful as its prequel. A comedy that featuring a kind of characteristic jokes that the whole world can understand is not an ordinary thing. Most American comedy films are very difficult to understand the joke because the joke that used is indeed only Americans themselves who can understand. 22 Jump Street is not a movie like that. With an explicit theme and disgusting impression, 22 Jump Street is a comedy crime action movie that can make us laugh out of loud.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in 22 Jump Street (2014)

“22 Jump Street,” tells about a case of drug trafficking called WhyPhy on a campus. Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) now have to tackle the case by disguising students where students here have mixed dorms, are free to drink, and much more they do on campus.

Although 22 Jump Street reinvents its unique, the jokes in the previous prequel, the movie is actually a lot more fun than the prequel because the comedy that used in here is very much on its punchline. The conflict in this movie also tells the story of a drama from our bromance Schmidt and Jenko like the prequel before. Behind it, 22 Jump Street always presents a hilarious comedy as long as you watch this movie. Like 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street is not recommended by children because the content and the comedy is very difficult to understand for children and a lot of F-words in it that have become commonplace in this movie. The jokes in this movie also look relaxed so we are always made laugh by this movie. The characteristic parody, a sarcasm comedy, even a racism comedy of each character. Apart from that, this is just a fictional story so don’t takes it seriously.

Schmidt and Jenko

In addition, there are many different types of jokes that used in this film, of course, the action and crime genre was never forgotten. All the foolishness of these two idiots always makes us laugh because their behavior is sometimes ridiculous but unique. These behaviors are similar to a movie Mission Impossible but in parody version. Regardless of crime genre or crime-like films, there must always be a plot-twist even though the plot-twist is not got much attention. Although we already know who is the villains in this movie, we still watch it even though we think that this movie is pretty easy to guess. The moral message in this film is a bond called friendship that can solve the problem. The stronger the bond, then we will be more compact in solving a problem. In addition, they can also understand each other.

Overall, 22 Jump Street is not the best comedy movie just like its prequel. However, I can tell which is more fun and which ones look normal. Though like that, I like these two series. A crime movie that can be watched casually and does not require a high level of accuracy will be perfect for you. The scenes are memorable and amazing until the entertainment looks relaxed will make you feel at home with this movie.

Movie – A Clockwork Orange [REVIEW] – Being The Adventures Of A Young Man Whose Principal Interests Are Rape, Ultra-violence And Beethoven

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Anthony Burgess
Stars: Malcolm McDowellPatrick MageeMichael Bates

So far, Stanley Kubrick movies I’ve watched are The Shining, Dr. Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket, and including this movie. I can say that A Clockwork Orange is a movie that can be called as one of the best masterpieces made by Kubrick, although many people say that The Shining is the best of all. A Clockwork Orange again made me love Stanley Kubrick’s films, especially if the movie discusses anything related to anti-hero or so on. Stanley Kubrick can be said as a director with talent that have no lack in it anymore because he seems capable of making all sorts of genres of all films. Although he’s said to be the best director of all time, apart from that, of course, he has a lot of controversies in every movie and A Clockwork Orange is one of them.

“A Clockwork Orange,” tells about Alex (Malcolm McDowell) is a sociopath and an anti-social who has a gang of four people who he lead on it. The daily high-level crimes they doing every night are fighting with other gangs, beating innocent homeless people, invade into people’s homes and destroying, theft and rape. All of that is change when Alex accidentally killed someone until he had to go to jail for 14 years. In the prison, Alex began to change his personality and surrender himself to become an experiment conducted by the government. This experiment aims to get someone to stop committing criminal acts. But his experiments didn’t what he expected.

Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, and James Marcus in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

The first impression I get in this movie is a movie that will probably feel crazy from beginning to ending. When the beginning of this movie, the audience will be shown the face of Alex in the zoom out along with his members of his gang while drinking milk in the bar that has a very mature content. First of all, this movie isn’t recommended by children or for those of you who have not 18 because there is a lot of content that’s inappropriate to look at. Back to the discussion, I thought that this movie tells about a psychopath who always acts crazy on a street in Britain. Kill, rebel against one gang with another or anything related to psychopath and sociopath. However, it all turned grim when it entered the scene where Alex became a brainwashing experiment. The nuances of each scene always keep us remembering what’s we’ve watched before, whether it’s violent, sexual, or disturbing. One of the most memorable scenes that many people remember including me is the scene where Malcolm McDowell improvised by singing the song Singin ‘in the Rain during the raping scene.

Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

A Clockwork Orange is a movie where you can bring out emotions and sick feelings while watching this movie. But somehow Stanley Kubrick made all of it with his genius idea that there was a sense of satisfaction in itself. This film is also actually a satire and criticism of our daily life. Alex is a sociopath where he is unforgiving and wants to do it arbitrarily about what he wants to do. He couldn’t understand humanity so that he had no mercy to rape his victim, beat him, and all sorts of ways he did to generate his own sense of satisfaction. However, karma always haunts the culprit. By the time Alex gets through the government’s experiments, Alex thinks his life will become free. But it didn’t get well when he met his parents again, reunited with the victims he had punished, and met his old friend back after what he did. In essence, he experienced karmic punishment with what he had done in the past. If I think about this more deeply, I don’t know which one is the good guy and the bad guy. For me, it’s all same because Alex is actually an ordinary human like anybody in general. Although the people in this movie think that Alex has done an inhumanity in the past, it’s all same if there is a feeling of resentment in it. Hence, Alex victims look like the bad guys who hurt poor Alex. Actually, this is very familiar with life especially you can see all over the place in this world. People always assume that someone is bad just because he has been bad in the past wherein present days are not like that anymore. But, come on. Why do people always see someone just because of his past? And also, what is the result of the treatment of revenge? Do you guys feel your own satisfaction? Or is it all just a waste of time and energy?

Alex DeLarge

I love all the social realism in this movie and it’s all show neatly arranged and detailed in it. A person may have good intentions in his heart even if he does it the wrong way. This is also actually I often see around me like news about a doctor become suspected of using drugs. People who have superficial thoughts will think, “He is a doctor but he using drugs. I hope he dies in hell!” or so on. I just don’t like people like that, seeing things from their own perspective while something full of lies would be easier to trust than an honest person. This movie also contains something that looks like a mental and psychological where the character of Alex who underwent an experiment ended like a controlled person like a robot. Alex is just a helpless person where he can’t do everything according to his conscience. He was forced to be a good person and pushing hated with things like violence and sex. Actually, this movie does have all aspects of it that also you can see it by yourself with it’s your own thinking.

Overall, A Clockwork Orange is Stanley Kubrick’s most crazy yet beautiful movie to watch. All kinds of memorable scenes in it are also here. Can be viewed from all aspects such as social satire and so forth. A Clockwork Orange is a film that can be said to be able to cover all sorts of issues in it which will be combined into one. Disturbing, madness, Beethoven, to sarcasm words that make some of us laugh.


Movie – Taxi Driver [REVIEW] – On Every Street In Every City, There’s A Nobody Who Dreams Of Being A Somebody

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul Schrader
Stars: Robert De NiroJodie FosterCybill Shepherd

Taxi Driver is a film by Martin Scorsese starring Robert De Niro. Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro is a legend who no longer needs to ask their greatness of these two men because Martin invariably invites De Niro to cast in such films as Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Casino and includes this movie, Taxi Driver. Although in the 2000s Scorsese chooses the legend actor to Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro is a Scorsese mainstay actor in the era of classical times. For this film, Martin Scorsese invites his audience to see a New York City at night in the annihilation of the garbage that made Robert De Niro, not a regular taxi driver.

You Talking To Me

“Taxi Driver,” tells about a former Vietnam war marine Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) always spends his night watching a porn movie in a movie theater because it’s difficult to sleep at night. Night after night he went through the activity constantly, he then decided to take a job for a taxi driver in order to earn income from there. During his time as a taxi driver, there were many customers he encountered during his time as a taxi driver, sometimes good, and sometimes bad. He also took the time to gather with his taxi driver friends. After that, Travis’s life began to change when he met Betsy (Cybill Shepherd) and started dating him. At first, their relationship was so smooth that Travis finally made a mistake that made Betsy angry. Dropping in despair, Travis then thought that he was getting lonely longer. Day after day that he lived just around to see a collection of garbage filled the streets. Then his gaze began to change after meeting with Iris (Jodie Foster) a 12-year-old prostitute figure. Travis then realizes that Iris is just someone who takes the wrong path and wants to be saved.

Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

The audience will see an opening scene full of horror and thriller impression where a yellow taxi car passing through the steaming smoke with a soundtrack from Bernard Herrmann makes the horror feel even more impressed, although Taxi Driver is not a horror movie. The film took more shots at night with the glitter of New York City. I love Travis Bickle’s character like a vigilante and an anti-hero where he has good intentions to eradicate the bastards in that city even in the wrong way. Travis Bickle is a very unpredictable character of his choice, the various things he faces sometimes don’t want to take risks and sometimes take risks with what he sees.

Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976)

Travis Bickle’s character is a figure depicting someone with a solitary and mentally almost falling. He does have his own goal of clearing the garbage that’s always roaming the streets. The garbage here means people like prostitutes, thugs, thieves, sex workers and people who make him so disgusted with him. If associated with the real world, there are so many figures like Travis Bickle that he hates the outside world for being filled with bastards who make him so sick of it. Therefore, sometimes the person also takes part in what he thinks it’s. Although a figure like Travis Bickle often watches porn movies every night, that doesn’t mean Travis is a perfect person because he is an ordinary man too. Travis is just a human being who watch porn movies as part of his entertainment. In essence, Travis is just hating people who do prostitution or sex acts against women doesn’t mean he will hate porn movies. If reinforced by this Travis character, there are some scenes that make the figure Travis more difficult to guess that’s when he was facing the problem of passengers because his wife cheated. By the way, the passengers here are cameos from Martin Scorsese. Travis here doesn’t really take part in what the passengers say. He didn’t worry too much about what matter being filled inside the passenger’s head.

Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976)

One scene that also develops the character of this Travis is when he met with Charles Palantine, a presidential candidate in this film. At first, Travis thought that Palantine was able to fix the problems of the city. When asked by Palantine about what’s bothering you most in this city. Travis replied with an answer about having to root out all the scumbag in that town. But the answer wasn’t what he wanted to do. Seeing directly how Palantine attitude according to Travis, he immediately put something to Palantine while undergoing a campaign. Hence, he prefers to root out all scumbag in its own way even though it’s through violent means. In essence, this Travis character is the most popular anti-hero figure of all the movies. Moreover, the role of this film is the best actor of all time, Robert De Niro. Discussing Robert De Niro who plays Travis is not an easy thing to do. There are so many moments and the most memorable quotes in this movie one of them is the scene where he was in the mirror while doing impression like a gunslinger. Of all these scenes, this scene is most remembered by many people especially with the improvisation of Robert De Niro with his quote “You talkin’ to me?” An improvisation was done by Robert De Niro increasingly makes me want to watch other Robert De Niro movies. The scene “You talkin’ to me?” also so famous that some movies and actors always imitate that improvisation.

Overall, Taxi Driver is a masterpiece that can be said as the best movie of Martin Scorsese and also Robert De Niro although there are so many that I haven’t seen too. Taxi Driver is a movie capable of displaying scenes and memorable quotes in it. By the way, the film also features Jodie Foster who plays a role in The Silence Of The Lambs where she is still in her teens. Travis Bickle is the vigilante and anti-hero figure most remembered by the audience who has been watching Taxi Driver.

Movie – Goodfellas [REVIEW] – Three Decades Of Life In The Mafia

IMDB Rating: 8,7/10
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Nicholas Pileggi
Stars: Robert De NiroRay LiottaJoe Pesci

Crime films that carry the theme of the mafia are rarely known by many people. That’s it maybe only The Godfather or some people is also known by many people. It’s just that Goodfellas is a mafia movie that based on the true story of a famous mobster at the time. Goodfellas also presents a story that’s more focused on the life of a mob, what they often do, and how the mafia should act it. The movie made me wonder like, “Is this a movie that is lifted from a true story? I do not believe it.”

“Goodfellas,” recounts a journey of life from a famous mobster named Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). Since childhood, Henry who hates his father for often hitting him for no apparent reason has aspired to become a gangster. For Henry, gangsters are a character who can do anything they want without anyone daring to fight. After being assisted by several parties, Paul Cicero (Paul Saviro) and Tuddy Cicero (Frank DiLeo), Henry eventually worked as a gangster from teenage to adolescent and worked on famous mafias such as James Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci). The three of them began to work together, befriend each other, and call themselves Goodfellas.

Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, and Joseph Bono in Goodfellas (1990)

If only by hearing the name of Robert De Niro alone, maybe we wonder what kind of movie will result by the best actor of all time. Even so, Goodfellas is a very difficult crime movie that year. Therefore, this film received only 1 Oscar award in the category of Best Actor in a Supporting Role by Joe Pesci. The film made by Martin Scorsese is actually similar to The Godfather made by Francis Ford Coppola. When compared to which is better, maybe Goodfellas would be better for you beginners who want to watch the best movies with a duration that isn’t too long. If The Godfather focuses on the terms used by the mafia, the existing family ties, to the many unbelievers, Goodfellas is also such a movie like that. It’s just a bit difficult to find the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas (1990)

Although The Godfather: Part III can be said to be a failed series in The Godfather franchise, Goodfellas might be better than that movie. Martin Scorsese’s works are very different from other films that prefer the theme of thriller and crime. One of them is the Goodfellas genre crime but based on the true story. Have you ever heard of Henry Hill? A distinguished mobster who worked for the Lucchese crime family in 1955 and 1980, died in 2012. In this film, Martin Scorsese tells the life of Henry Hill in great detail starting from his childhood while working under Paul Vario to become a friend to famous mobsters such as James Burke and Thomas DeSimone. All that is told in a very regular and detailed in a duration of 140 minutes. Martin Scorsese is able to present us an interesting story from the conflicts of Henry Hill to the problems of his love which will contradict Henry Hill’s life.

Ray Liotta and Gina Mastrogiacomo in Goodfellas (1990)

Although Goodfellas is a crime-mafia themed movie, there are not many brutal scenes during watch this movie. Noted while you watch this movie, there are only 5 murders alone in this movie. Although only 5, the killings are also very explicit to be seen visually appropriately by Scorsese. The interesting part I love about this movie is the soundtrack. Watching this movie seems like there are so many soundtracks that can make us sleep soundly because the soundtrack is sometimes jazz and slow. However, this soundtrack always hit with scenes that matter even if it’s a scene o the murder. Martin Scorsese is able to make all of that into a tense atmosphere and make us shocking with the quiet and slow music accompaniment. It is said if this film also has the word F that is very much in throughout Hollywood history. It is said that there are 300 more F-words contained in this movie whether it is normal conversation, quiet, angry, or formal conversation. Even Joe Pesci’s mother thinks whether the word should be included and needed? Yeah, because this is a mafia-themed movie so it’s not surprising that this movie has the F word in it to show how tough the mafia’s life. Scarface alone has only 200 F-words throughout the film.

Overall, Goodfellas is the best masterpiece from Martin Scorsese he ever made. Although there are also a lot of Martin Scorsese’s works I’ve seen, Goodfellas is a movie that makes me love other works. So it is with all the stars who play in this movie. Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci is a trio that can not be rivaled again by other actors. Goodfellas takes you into a hard and brutal world of gangsters for over two hours.

Movie – 21 Jump Street [REVIEW] – They’re Too Old For This Shift

IMDB Rating: 7,2/10
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Director: Phil Lord
Writer: Michael Bacall
Stars: Jonah HillChanning TatumIce Cube

21 Jump Street is a comedy movie made by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller which’s also an adaptation of the TV series in 1987. Even so, 21 Jump Street is a movie with results that can’t be denied again because it was executed successfully by the director and the actors. Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube, 21 Jump Street is a movie you don’t want to miss anymore. The audience will look back on a TV series you’ve watched and made back into a comedy and more absurd to watch.

“21 Jump Street,” tells about two young policemen named Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) who also came from the same high school. Both of them have very different personality and fortunes from Schmidt who was a nerd with his physics skills and had difficulty approaching women until Jenko that’s very popular because of his handsome face and an athlete. After meeting again, they decided to be friends because each has complementary advantages. Even so, their job isn’t to take care of a dangerous criminal world but to be in a park police position. However, their captain named Dickson (Ice Cube) gave them a secret mission to disguise themselves as high school boys and trace the drug networks that circulated in the school. They were back in their high school and had to mingle with other teenagers.

Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Dave Franco in 21 Jump Street (2012)

Do you know why this movie is so good and entertaining to watch? Yeah, because the two idiots actor Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill managed to make all the audience because of their silliness. The characteristics of their personality are truly unique and innocent to be witnessed. Channing Tatum describes a man who always had a poker face and Jonah Hill who was innocent, weak, and lacked confidence at all. In essence, they work as silly police who are very contrary to their appearance. Both actors have managed to portray each character so that the audience who watch it will not be bored and will laugh constantly.

Dakota Johnson, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Rye Rye in 21 Jump Street (2012)

Each joke brought in this movie’s never boring so it’s easier to understand by every audience even though there’s also a joke that contains adult elements but all that’s very entertaining. When compared with the original version, 21 Jump Street could be regarded as having a very disastrous result for many viewers because many critics would think that this movie might be something new to watch. However, all that changed when everything was witnessed what 21 Jump Street is presented. The action scene is very cool to be accompanied by elements of humor and comedy, all of it has been written very neatly by its screenwriter. Sometimes, there’s a very touching scene and there’s also a scene that produces a level of surprise.

Overall, 21 Jump Street is a light comedy action film that’s highly recommended by everyone. This film managed to change the minds of people who initially thought this movie would be so ugly to watch. 21 Jump Street is a remake movie that you will never miss again. However, this film also features several cameo versions of its TV series. Therefore, sometimes there’s a sense of nostalgia coupled with cuteness.

Movie – To Kill A Mockingbird [REVIEW] – If You Have Read The Novel, You Will Relive Every Treasured Moment… If Not, A Deeply Moving Experience Awaits You!

IMDB Rating: 8,3/10
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director: Robert Mulligan
Writer: Harper Lee
Stars: Gregory PeckJohn MegnaFrank Overton

Previously, I’ve also reviewed the novel adaptation of this film. Now, I wanna try to review the movie. As we know, To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee in 1960. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners and 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, To Kill a Mockingbird isn’t surprising if the novel is on that list. The film is also said to be the best movie of all time in the classic black and white film era. The film also won three Oscars for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Writing and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration in 1963. The novel and the film can be said to be successful during the airing. Also, I made this film to my college reference as a classic novel presentation task.

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” tells about a 10-year-old girl named Scout (Mary Badham) witnessing the injustice that occurred in her hometown Maycomb, Alabama. His father Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) and his older brother Jem (Phillip Alford) lived in the town in the 30s. Atticus Finch is a handsome, soft-hearted lawyer, and a loving father who never hits his children. At the time, Atticus became a defender for Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) a black man accused of raping a white woman. In addition, Scout, Jem, and their best friend Dill Harris (John Megna) often sneak in for trial without understanding what they are witnessing.

Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, and Phillip Alford in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Just like the novel, the film uses a mature Scout standpoint but in the form of voice-over. She retells his life story with her modest family, living in Maycomb famous for racist. Like most children, Scout, Jem and Dill Harris always act silly without knowing that they are doing things that can hurt others. One of them is prank Boo Radley (Robert Duvall), where people in that city called him a crazy person. By the way, the film is also a film from the debut of Robert Duvall before being famous through his films such as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now. The film was directed by Robert Mulligan and the script was written by Horton Foote. One of the reasons I really like the classic black and white movie is the acting of some actors to a very strong moral message easily understood by the people who watch it. Looks like I ever said that this novel brings things related to racism. In this film, Tom Robinson must accept the bitter reality when he slandered because raped a woman. By looking at the color of his skin, Tom Robinson seems to have become a criminal in the city even the jury and doctor who examines the perpetrator also considers him guilty.

But are these movies and novels only telling about the issue of racism that is now still occurring? I think so. In addition to telling the element of racism, this film also tells how a person always sees someone with only one perspective. Like the most memorable quote in this movie that still remembers until now for those who have watched this movie:

“If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

– Atticus Finch

If I can, I just want to show these films to the people who think they’re righteous, the scumbag who always feels he’s the greatest or the bastard who’s still hanging around to this day. However, I can’t because they will never change when they watching this movie. Even lazy to watch it for thinking this is just a black-and-white movie bullshit. Who wants to watch it? The above quote is the simplest quote, easy to remember, and easy to understand. But somehow, there are still people who still come out of the quote.

Gregory Peck and Paul Fix in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Speaking of Gregory Peck, I think he certainly has been awarded an Oscar for this film even considered the best hero of the American Film Institute version. In this movie, Gregory Peck acts with his friendly, gentle in speech, and how he is always calm when facing every problem. In essence, he has his own appeal for women. I think Gregory Peck is a figure who describes exactly how Atticus Finch’s character.

Overall, this movie is confronted for people who are still racist nowadays or still consider things in one perspective. Honestly, I realized after watching this movie because we are human. Why should we differentiate between each other only because of the color of his skin or his religion? Yeah, it’s not wrong if the novel and the movie goes in 1001 Books/Movies You Must Read/Watch Before You Die.

Movie – Catch Me If You Can [REVIEW] – The True Story Of A Real Fake

IMDB Rating: 8,1/10
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Frank Abagnale Jr.
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor who is now considered an actor who just looks rather than acting. Since the two films that practically overrated, Titanic and Romeo + Juliet, she has a lot of female fans who are crazy about him. However, if we look at other films including this movie, Leonardo DiCaprio is arguably the best of all. Like his acting in Inception and Shutter Island is one of those movies. And it also includes this movie, Catch Me If You Can.

“Catch Me If You Can,” tells the true story of a Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), known for being the greatest and biggest scam ever since his 19th birthday. Frank’s life was initially still living happily with his parents who were so intimate when he was 16 years old. But the debt that depressed his father required moving into a new apartment. That’s when his mother started cheating and divorcing. Frank finally chose to run away from home and start his new life as a con man. At the start of his escape, he making a fake check that initially always fails until he begins succeed to make a fake check and is very difficult to distinguish from the original. Living by changing his identity, an FBI named Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) who never know to give up after Frank even though he has also been deceived many times. The hunt between a cat and a mouse begins.

Tom Hanks, Brian Howe, and Frank John Hughes in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Different from others films like Titanic or Romeo + Juliet, Leonardo DiCaprio shows an action that can be spelled out very well in this movie. Described as a cheerful young man, he seems to act as a person in disguise. With his intelligent mind as a fraudster, he can make the FBI become a mess. Leonardo DiCaprio can balance Tom Hanks as someone who chased each other in different countries. Or you can say, Leonardo DiCaprio is better than Tom Hanks in this movie. Tom Hanks is described as a person who doesn’t like to joke but in his heart, he just wanted to catch Frank because that’s his life while Leonardo DiCaprio is the person who enjoys the chase.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonathan Brent, and Shane Edelman in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Catch Me If You Can show something very detailed in this movie. Frank is someone who enjoys the life of his deception in various countries but all he wants is living with his family. Therefore, we always learn from the past in order to get the best results in the future. This film doesn’t have a dark impression like a thriller because this movie is not a thriller. The audience will see an exciting opening credit and think what will happen in this movie. With some soundtracks as if an undercover agent, Catch Me If You Can is a movie with a tense but fun impression to watch.

Overall, we don’t feel this movie has a duration of 140 minutes makes us want more in this movie. Although the duration is almost 2 hours and a half, this film always keeps his pace so as not to be boring to watch. Leonardo DiCaprio performed his acting really well here.

Movie – Baby Driver [REVIEW] – All You Need Is One Killer Track

IMDB Rating: 8,0/10
Genre: Action, Crime, Music
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Edgar Wright
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm

Baby Driver is Edgar Wright’s most anticipated movie of this year. Although it has been running in theaters, I just recently watched this movie. Somehow, this movie is good but the rating is just too dramatic. I just don’t know what the other people think but I might just think it’s just because I only watched it once. Edgar Wright also previously made the films we known through Shaun of the Deat, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The World’s End, and others. This time, Edgar Wright made something new in this year.

“Baby Driver,” tells about a robber driver named Baby who always relies on a tap of music he plays in order to become a reliable driver. Just after she met his first sighting girl, Baby had discovered that his life had to be transformed into someone who had a normal life. Forced by his criminal boss, Baby along with his music must be able to survive in the criminal world he always encounters.

Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Flea, Edgar Wright, and Lanny Joon in Baby Driver (2017)

The actor who plays in this movie is also pretty good, especially who plays Baby. Previously, Ansel Elgort who plays Baby had also played in one of the famous films in 2014 titled, The Fault in Our Stars. In addition, he also had a role in the film Divergent series by Veronica Roth. There are Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, and Lily James. Lily James also played Cinderella in the movie Cinderella in 2015. Although Kevin Spacey plays a role in this movie as well, he is not too flashy and may only be narrowed by Ansel Elgort so Kevin Spacey isn’t too special here. But, overall for Kevin Spacey is pretty good.

Kevin Spacey and Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver (2017)

Because the film is a musical genre, it is also true that the use of music is chosen carefully from the scenario. The music here is a very important thing in this film. Edgar Wright made something new this year, how an action film is accompanied by an existing music beat. The use of music in this film is very influential, especially the choreography is also very detailed. Starting from very small movements up to the scene of walking or gun pointing, all accompanied by music so suitable for each scene. We can be spelled out if the use of music here is also very carefully selected by the author.

Overall, this movie is good but the rating is too high. Honestly, I really did not see what the specialty of this movie. However, the acting and visual effects that are made here are amazing even though some of his screenplays is still lacking. This movie is very amazing to watch by everyone because this movie feels like new and has a unique idea.