S. Indra Sathiabalan

S. Indra Sathiabalan
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Publications: The Sun Daily (Malaysia)

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T-Meter Title | Year
69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The movie is just a little over 90 minutes long, and it is a fun ride all the way. The chemistry between the original cast is there, but [Abigail] Breslin has less to do in this movie than she did in the first one. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
72% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) In a way, this movie is paving the way for a new franchise and bidding a fond farewell to the first two films. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
100% Invisibles (Les Invisibles) (2018) Director Petit mixes a veteran cast with several non-professional actresses and the results are wonderful. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) [T]he action scenes are the selling point of this film and fans of this genre will love every minute of it. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
69% Joker (2019) This movie will hit you hard emotionally and also leave you conflicted over how you feel about the title character, who is considered one of Batman's biggest foes but also one of the most formidable villains in the entire comic-book universe. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
46% Ode to Joy (2019) The romantic aspects also fail to move you, and as for the comedy, it is the supporting cast (Rauch and Lacy) who make you laugh. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) All in, this sequel has enough scares for horror movie fans and enough drama to keep us riveted. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
88% Ready or Not (2019) This dark comedy-horror might seem predictable in parts but it is a fun ride nonetheless, due in part to its talented cast and premise. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino makes sure there are no long draggy moments, and every scene will make you laugh, wonder what is going to happen next, or simply want to applaud. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) There are some funny moments in the film, but the first half will grate on your nerves a bit. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) The storyline is simple and predictable but the fast pace and stars make it entertaining. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Both [Emma] Thompson and [Mindy] Kaling essentially carry this film and it is their likeability that helps you relate to the characters. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) This is the kind of stuff film buffs discuss over drinks, but for normal viewers, it can be tedious. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) All in, this is a movie that will make you laugh, then cry. Ultimately, you are left with awe at this circle of life. But like the recently-released live-action remake of Aladdin, this live-action version offers nothing new other than nostalgia. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
83% Crawl (2019) Some elements in this film are predictable, but if you are a fan of this genre, you will have a good time. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
97% Toy Story 4 (2019) This is a brilliant movie. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) It offers a pretty engaging story about how even the best of intentions can lead to deadly consequences. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Some aspects of the story will leave you scratching your head, but the sight of Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Rodan will get fanboys and fangirls in a tizzy. Bear McCreary's sweeping film score helped too. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) This is a fun film with memorable characters. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
57% Aladdin (2019) For those who have enjoyed the animated version, this film is just as fun. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) This movie may lack the brilliant premise of the first, but fans who can't get enough of Reeves will not be disappointed. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
57% Brightburn (2019) The film hits the mark in some places, but misses the mark in others. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Whether it is about sibling love turned into rivalry, or trying to live up to expectations, the story is relatable and you don't have to be a WWE fan to understand it. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
89% Missing Link (2019) Though not as brilliant as Kubo and the Two Strings, this movie has enough memorable moments to make it a good watch. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
82% Cyrano, My Love (Edmond) (2019) How it all comes together despite the mishaps along the way makes this a very enjoyable watch. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
83% Project Gutenberg (Mo Seung) (2018) It has a plot with lots of twists and a director who is able to keep you interested even when some aspects of the plot do not make much sense. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
60% Quo vado? (2016) Zalone is funny and essentially carries the film with his antics, opinions, and how his character does everything he can to remain in his job. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
79% Halloween (2018) The movie's pace is good and there are even a few homages to the first film. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
33% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) The sets are lavish, the colors are vibrant, and the ballet sequences are good. That's about it. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) I love this movie. This is the kind of film you go with friends who love Queen's music as much as you do. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
80% Alpha (2018) Though the humans speak in a language that requires subtitles, the actors do manage to convey their emotions very well. Go in with no expectations, and enjoy this movie for what it is. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
92% Searching (2018) The director deserves praise for keeping us on the edge of our seats throughout the movie, and also for getting Cho and Messing (who are better known for comedic roles) to deliver what are probably their career-best performances. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
76% Smallfoot (2018) This is a fun film that the whole family can enjoy. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
29% Venom (2018) Despite having some great talents involved, the film lacks any sort of depth to make it memorable. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) This is one of those movies where you have to suspend belief for a while and just enjoy the ride. Some movies are just not meant to be taken seriously. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
7% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) While this version may actually be closer to the real-life incidents that took place, it is still a bit of a draggy affair. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
47% Skyscraper (2018) This is essentially a Die Hard wannabe flick that lacks depth, but attempts to get by using the global appeal of its leading man, Johnson. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The actors, especially Del Toro, really carry this film while director Stefano Sollima has delivered an engrossing drama. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
73% Christopher Robin (2018) The story is interesting, but the only warmth we can feel is between the loving nanny and her ward. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
51% Rampage (2018) Lots of things in the movie lack logic but the target audience is not really going to care. This is monster mayhem all the way. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
40% Gringo (2018) Oyelowo is well cast in his role as a man who gets tired of being kicked around, and the stuff he has to resort to in order to survive are not only funny, but also believable. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you will want to watch this movie with like-minded fans. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Essentially, this is a fun tale with more than a few head-scratching moments. Still, if you don't look too deep or analyze it too closely, you will have a good time. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) All in all, watch it if you like dinosaurs only. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
99% Lady Bird (2017) The only reason we can relate to it is because of Ronan and Metcalf's brilliant performances. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
33% Wonder Park (2019) Essentially, this is a sweet story about a child feeling anxious about a sick parent, and how she copes with the distressing situation by avoiding things that once made her happy. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
27% The Aftermath (2019) Despite its melodramatic premise, the story ended in a very realistic and satisfying manner, even though things were not neatly tied up. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
No Score Yet App War (2018) A refreshing story set in the world of app developers and how we sometimes need to look beyond our own egos. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Too bad it does not live up to its hype. The story is average, the direction could be better and characters could have been fleshed out more. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
45% Red Sparrow (2018) Overall, watch it for Lawrence, who makes every effort to rise above the script. - The Sun Daily (Malaysia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019