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“Captain America: Civil War”: Marvel’s Best Movie To Date?

The 13th Marvel Studios film “Captain America: Civil War” is the franchise’s long-awaited peak. The Russo brothers get us invested in the ensemble of 12 heroes by pulling together an action-packed drama and setting the standard of how a comic book movie should be. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely bring an emotional narrative to screen by brilliantly highlighting characters’ dynamics on screen. The movie plays out like a Netflix binge, with entertaining action sequences and character-building dialogues. “Civil War” is set as as a sequel from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Based loosely on the comic plotline from 2006 –…
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#TeamCap: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie And More Bring The “Civil War” To Singapore

Photos by Rachel Yeo for DANamic.ORG The fight is real. Captain America, The Winter Soldier, Falcon, and co-director Joe Russo came to Singapore last week to promote the upcoming blockbuster “Captain America: Civil War”, arriving in theatres Thursday, April 28. Beautiful faces from #TeamCap's press conference this morning! ✨ #ChooseWisely pic.twitter.com/C8vzz96DuH— DANAMIC (@DANAMICORG) April 21, 2016 In the movie, Captain America (Chris Evans) goes against Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) in order to protect his friend, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), after being accused of carrying out an attack. The competitive theme/marketing gimmick follows off-screen as Anthony Mackie (Falcon) describes the…
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Pink Returns “Just Like Fire” To The Music Scene

Here’s an interesting tidbit: pop-rock artist Pink was one of DANamic.ORG’s very first topics. Back in September 2015, we wrote about the possibility of new music from the vocal powerhouse, dissecting evidence such as her writing the new theme song for The Ellen Show. Our predictions might have been a little bit premature, but Pink is finally back with her original contribution to the official soundtrack of “Alice Through The Looking Glass”, the upcoming sequel to 2010’s “Alice In Wonderland”. The movie will see A-listers like Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter returning to their trippy roles in the…
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Same Characters, Same Story, Brand New Enchantment with Favreau’s “The Jungle Book”

A rejuvenating touch to a Disney classic, Favreau moves us with a darker, yet memorable, telling of the man-cub Mowgli’s adventure. There’s always that unease that comes with adaptations or remakes. Will the same thing work again, or just backfire and be a flop? Not gonna lie, we had these very uncertainties with Disney’s latest adaptation, “The Jungle Book (2016)”. Glad to say, director Jon Favreau made us remember just why we loved the 1967 Disney animated classic to begin with. Orphaned at a young age, Mowgli (played by Neel Sethi) is taken in by Indian wolves and raised as one of…
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Too Massive Too Quickly: What Is Going On In “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”?

Zack Snyder’s latest blockbuster, and the first of a slew of DC movies to come, is proof that feeding your ‘child’ too much is not love, it’s harmful. [SPOILER ALERT] The day Warner Brothers announced at their San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2013 panel that DC’s two biggest heroes, Clark Kent/Superman (played by Henry Cavill) and Bruce Wayne/Batman (played by Ben Affleck), were going go appear on the big screen together was the day DC fans worldwide celebrated with a fist pump in the air. Not only were fans going to get a team-up, oh no, we were going to…
Life

Stay In This Valentine’s Day For “Muthar Kanave”

As a multi-cultural society, Singapore is no stranger to cross-cultural love stories. Many of us experience the struggle between fulfilling parents’ wishes and following our hearts. This Valentine, Vasantham brings you “Muthar Kanave” (“First Dream”) – a musical telemovie that tells a story of boy-next-door Shravan and his journey in finding love. Follow Shravan’s struggles as he tries to accommodate to his traditional parents and their customary rules, while falling deeper into his attraction for Charlotte, who is of another race. The movie sheds light on an extensive array of issues such as cross-cultural relationships and the complexities of traditional Asian society. We’ve…
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Dirty Grandpa: Crass Comedy Hits The Big Screen

Ah, yes… the movie where Zac Efron’s abs character from “Neighbours” joins the tired lascivious road trip comedy plot. Considering Robert De Niro is one of the greatest actors of his generation, this is a new low with raunchy, offensive scenes slapped all over the cliché plot of road trips going haywire. Think “The Hangover” meets “Neighbours”. The plot, a non-existent one, revolves around army veteran Dick (De Niro) tricking his uptight grandson Jason Kelly (Efron) into a road trip after the death of Efron’s grandmother. As it is Dick and his wife’s customary tradition make a road trip to South Florida, he drags…
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#RIPAlanRickman: Potterheads React To Death of Prof. Snape

British actor Alan Rickman has passed away from cancer, aged 69. Remembered for a variety of iconic roles over a 30-year career, his multi-generational appeal is testament to his talent for playing the villain in many memorable roles. From embodying Bruce Willis‘ adversary in 1988’s “Die Hard” to his singular performance as the misunderstood Professor Snape in the “Harry Potter” series, even the most nonchalant moviegoer would no doubt have a vivid recollection of his work. DANamic.ORG writer and Potterhead Hannah Halim has compiled a list of dedications on the Internet from the Harry Potter fandom and beyond. http://feellng.tumblr.com/post/137280110732/when-im-80-years-old-and-sitting-in-my-rocking “He was probably the bravest…
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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is Nostalgic, Flawed and Amazing

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Sadly, there’s no piquant or even satisfactory way to type a scream of joy out but that’ll have to do. 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, we finally have the continuation to the science fiction saga the entire world knows of. As a disclaimer and to be upfront: no movie is perfect, not even The Force Awakens. But we’ll forgive everything because frankly, we still love it. We’ll try our hardest not to spoil anything because this is a movie that should NOT be spoiled (shame on you if you did spoil it for someone). The Force Awakens…
Life

#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly: All You Need This Blockbuster Season

With Hollywood raining sequel after sequel upon us (we’ll talk more about this soon), being a movie buff gets a little exhausting sometimes. Thanks to the power of Twitter and bored people with an Internet connection, #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly is here to help you differentiate between the abused oft-reprised roles and their instalments on the silver screen. We rounded up the best of the worst summaries but, of course, here’s a warning: spoiler alert! An iceberg is badly damaged in a hit-and-run. #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly — Stephen Boylan (@SteveBoylan) December 13, 2015 #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly Paranoid billionaire afraid of immigrant pic.twitter.com/mCKj8zfg6C — Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) December…
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