CINEPHILE: Massive September 2018 Waching List Review

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Assalammualaikum.. Okay it's been too long since the last time I reviewed something but come to think of it, I could make a new monthly slot on this.. haha.. So here I am, sharing what I had done watching so far and I'm sorry that it would be boring for you.. 🤣

Sebelum Iblis Menjemput, Crazy Rich Asians, Hyouka: the Forbidden Secrets , The Nun, One Week Friends, Paskal, Familiar Wife, Thirty but Seventeen, My Id is Gangnam Beauty
Disclaimer: I'm gonna write it according to the sequence of the picture above..
📺Sebelum Iblis Menjemput
Synopsis: Alfie's father made a pact by becoming the servant of the Devil only for the sake of money and somehow, his father broke the pact silently, causing the family to be in target with the principle; "Hutang wang dibayar dengan nyawa"..

Review: I solely hate this movie..! Okay, honestly, I'm not a fan of horror movie but I'm not a hater as well but if I could avoid watching it, I would.. To me, horror movie is just one of the brain destroyer since I'm the ones whom would imagine things a lot so watching a horror movie is not a good idea for me but I've never closed my eyes whenever I'm watching them.. I would still watch them silently but this time, when my friend dragged me to watch this along, I hate it.. It was the first movie that I had closed my eyes on eerie scenes instead of purely enjoy it and I could barely sleep on that night till I opened Ruqyah.. So yeah, it's a no for me but I have to say, their eerie elements was superb..

Self-Rating: ★★ On another note, this is the first Indonesian horror movie for me, so yeah.. Not gonna watch any of their horror movies anymore.. Maybe I'm just not up to any of this movie at the first place since my friends had been saying the ghost were not as creepy as they expected to be.. 🤣
📺Crazy Rich Asians
Synopsis: Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother. [wikipedia]

Review: If I should be honest here, I'm watching it for the sake of Henry Golding but I'm enjoying it and I have to say, he's such a sweetheart here and Rachel's character was cool.. I love how she calmly deal with stuff since she's a professor, so thinks rationally and that was her best charm.. Oh, I should add that this movie had the best dreamy wedding ever...! 

Self Rating: ★★★☆ - It only lacks in conflict and they just focus more on the wealthy life.. But for something relaxing, you should watch it..😍
📺Hyouka: the Forbidden Secrets
Synopsis: As a high school freshman Hotaro has to choose a club to join and picks the Classic Literature Club as his sister had. Alongside fellow member Eru she happens across a decades' old text that indicates secrets of the school and its festival. [Asianwiki]

Review: I'm actually the fan of Kento Yamazaki since he was in Death Note the Series but I just got know that he's actually active in movies so yeah, I'm gonna watch all of it soon.. 😆

Okay, this movie had an interesting story-line, I love it but I just can't stand the heroin's character.. She's damn clingy and all she would do is to depend on Hotaro to solve everything instead of coping with him fully.. Maybe, I just can't stand with that character.. But overall, it's a good movie to ponder about.. 😌

Self Rating: ★★★☆ - I kinda hope there's a sequel of this movie since it's based on one of the manga and it's only like the first case for this Hyouka manga-series.. 
📺The Nun
Synopsis:When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together, they uncover the order's unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun. [wikipedia]

Review: Well, I had been following The Conjuring series so I don't really mind watching this.. One thing that I realized on myself, I always felt that it's okay to watch the English horror movies, since you know, they're not the Malaysian ghost so I'm like, okay, the only ghost that were known in Malaysia ain't like this, so it's fine.. 

Regarding this movie, I personally hate it since they portrayed something wrong, in my opinion.. In my understanding, it showed that no matter how religious you were or how holy the place was, nothing would stop you from the demon but somehow, in our belief, we do know that the only way to be safe from them was to have the best faith in Allah and we strongly belief that Allah could defeats anything.. So I'm kinda dissatisfied with this movie, since it seems so wrong in my eyes...

Self-Rating:★★★☆ and a half since they're not that bad, it's just I had how they portrayed the storyline in not a religious way.. 
📺One Week Friends
Synopsis:High school student Yuki Hase wants to become close with classmate Kaori Fujimiya who is always by herself. Kaori Fujimiya refuses to become close with Yuki Hase, because she forgets her friends every new Monday. Even though Kaori tells Yuki why she doesn't want to become friends, Yuki still wants to become close to her.

Review: Another movie from  Kento Yamazaki..! I accidentally watched this movie when I was staying in Ateh's house and it was already halfway but yet, I decided to just watch it and to my surprise, I was in disbelief on how aching my heart was, seeing his effort to tackle the heroin only for the sake of becoming friends and I eventually cried towards the ending... The next day, I decided to re-watch it right from the start and oh well, my heart breaks again and again and I cried a river.. So yeah, I strongly love it..!

Self-Rating:★★★★★ - oh quick warning, it was quite a slow movie but since it touched my heart a lot, I'll definitely re-watched it again and again.. 
Synopsis: Focusing on the conflicts of PASKAL's Lieutenant Commander Arman Anwar and his team's on a mission to save life for the sake of the country's glory..

Review: I have to say, there's a lot of improvement with our current movies.. It's a record for me to spend some of my money on them since I barely did so in the past years.. I always think that it was a waste but hey, I can't resist "Pulang", and I know how everyone loved "Munafik 2" (I still no chance to watch it but I guess it's too late now) and apparently, I won't miss the chance to catch on the hype of "Paskal" and yeah, it's truly a Malaysian movie with a total different level.. 

Self-Rating:★★★★★ - There's some things that could be improved but it's fine.. It's awesome enough to capture my heart..  

📺Familiar Wife - Korean Drama
Lessons that I gained through this drama:
1. No matter how hard you tried to return to the past and change the fate, nothing would truly change when it comes to " Jodoh".. You could try, the story might change a bit but in the end it's the fate that would always remain as a fate..
2. Marriage was on how you understand your partner, and how do you deal with it instead of just blaming ones or run away from it..

Review: I love the lesson of it but the story line was a bit "meh"..? I don't know how I truly felt on it since there are times I kinda like it, but there are times I pushed myself to just keep following it and I'm glad that I didn't stop.. The lesson was too valuable to be missed out, so yeah.. 

📺Thirty but Seventeen
Lessons that I gained through this drama: 
1. Never give up on hopes since there's always light to shine in darkness..
2. Again, nothing defeat fates that was lead for us..
3. Never blame yourself on anything because there's always a reason behind everything.
4. Strangers could become part of your family and they could be loyal too..

Review: I will have to say, this is the best korean drama that I had watched for this year, so far.. I know there's Mr.Sunshine that was said to be a glorious drama of the year but since I'm not into historical, so hey, you're my all time favorite of the year..! I really love all of the characters in this drama, it's a relaxing ones but enough to put you in emotions and thoughts.. 

📺My ID is Gangnam Beauty
Lessons that I gained through this drama: 
1. Stop down-grading yourself and just value yourself more..
2. A true beauty was value at heart compared to looks..
3. Not every guy looks upon beauty..

Review: It's not a drama that I would say, "oh, I love it so much..!" and not that I would say that I hate it either.. I really love both the male and female main characters and I really want to emphasize that the hero was super cute but I personally think that it lacks of conflict, simply because the heroin was too kind.. But she's sweet though.. One good thing, the values was something I really need in order to boost my confidence level as part of the women whom would be discriminated by most of the gents... 😉


  1. Thirty but Seventeen is one of my top dramas of this year. I want to say it's the best drama of this year (for me) but I haven't watch quite a lot of dramas and I'm still waiting for Cha Tae Hyun's new drama. So, I'll reserve my judgment for now :D

    1. hahahaha.. So far lots of them were expected to be on hype but in the end, meh... But gonna expect more from upcoming dramas.. hehe..

  2. waahhh banyaknya movie awak tengok! Haritu nak tengok The Nun tapi banyak review kata tak best so cancel je lah daripada menyesal :P

    Tengah layan Familiar Wife sebab ada Jisung :P

    1. Hahaha.. Ada tu movie bukan dekat wayang wak.. haha.. But betul, tak berbaloi mana pun tengok the nun..

      Jisung comel... hehe..

  3. lovely! will have to watch some of the drama thirty but seventeen.
    I really recommend SWITCHED
    and MR.SUNSHINE. theyre on netflix!

    1. Hahaha.. Okay never heard of switched but Mr Sunshine.. Umm.. I'm not into historical..

  4. Banyak giler anis dah tengok. Kak ana paling nak tengok ialah Nun sebab memang layan siri conjuring ni. Tp ramai kata tak best. So 50-50 je nak tengok.

    1. Tu sebulan punya cerita kak Ana.. Bila gabung memang nampak banyak.. hahaha..

      Yup, to me kureng... Dia more on, entah.. Memang la menjawab persoalan macam mana Valak tu wujud tapi tu la, anis tak suka element agama dia..

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    1. Isn't it Cha Eun Woo? hahaha..
      But yup, he's such a cute bae.. xD