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    Who knew space could be so shallow?

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 21/07/2017

    » To be honest, there's a lot that Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets -- the latest space opera from French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Taken) -- does well. Its universe, filled with diverse alien creatures and sprawling cities, brings to mind the likes of Star Wars, so rich with life and culture. The diversity of the aliens makes the action equally exciting, as the esoteric weapons and technology of each race come into play in unexpected ways. It's also quite humorous, with a surprisingly light-hearted script for a movie about genocide and military conspiracies.

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    Monstrously addictive

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 07/02/2018

    » Despite seeing dozens of titles released under the name since its initial debut in 2004, Capcom's Monster Hunter -- the Japanese studio's famed action-RPG franchise -- has never been a mainstream hit. With its admittedly repetitive gameplay loop, nail-biting difficulty and archaic controls, Monster Hunter is one of those games that you either love to death or avoid entirely, with no room in between.

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    No dizzying heights

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 11/08/2017

    » The Dark Tower had every reason to be good. It's an adaptation of a renowned series of novels by Stephen King. It features Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in leading roles. It's also directed (and scripted) by the man who wrote the 2009 Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, as well as 2012's A Royal Affair, both stellar films.

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    A war worth watching

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 14/07/2017

    » Despite being critical and commercial successes upon their release, the Planet Of The Apes reboot franchise -- beginning with 2011's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and followed by 2014's Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes -- never really registered on my radar. I did watch the 2011 film when it was first released, though I didn't find it particularly memorable. I completely forgot about the second, and only realised 15 minutes into War For The Planet Of The Apes that it was in fact the third and closing feature in the series.

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    Finding space in the Spider-Man universe

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 07/07/2017

    » From quizzes and club activities to agonising over an uninterested crush, the high-school experience is fraught with peril for the average teenager. When said teenager has superpowers, and desperately wants to impress Ironman so he can join the Avengers, things can get even trickier, as Peter Parker (Tom Holland) finds out in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the webslinger's solo-debut feature under Marvel's cinematic universe. Trading in the usual cataclysmic conflicts of Marvel's earlier films for a more personal story of responsibility (a Spider-Man staple) and maturity, Homecoming manages to feel like a fresh take on the (arguably) tired Marvel formula, being the best Spider-Man film since 2004's Spider-Man 2.

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    Keeping it real

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 08/05/2017

    » Dedicated to the protection of victims of armed conflicts around the world, with three Nobel Prizes to its name, the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) is the oldest and most venerated humanitarian organisation in the world. More recently, it has also become the first humanitarian organisation in the world to internally utilise video-game technology in its operations.

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    Not yet final

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 21/12/2016

    » Ever since its first title was released in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (known colloquially as the NES), the Final Fantasy franchise has been -- and arguably remains -- one of the best-selling franchises in the global gaming industry, with millions of players worldwide excitedly awaiting each new release. This year, after a decade-long wait, fans of the series were treated to the 15th main entry to the series, titled simply (and ironically, considering the franchise's name) as Final Fantasy XV, the first single-player, supposedly true-blood Final Fantasy game to be released since Final Fantasy XIII in 2009 (or even longer, depending on who you ask).

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    The future's made of augmented reality

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 27/07/2016

    » With more than 30 million downloads in less than a month since its release, calling Pokemon Go a social phenomenon is hardly an overstatement. An augmented-reality mobile game (AR) released earlier this month in some regions, Pokemon Go has made daily headlines around the world ever since its launch.

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    Doctor Strange is a whole new trip

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 28/10/2016

    » To put it in very simple terms, Doctor Strange -- the latest Marvel Studios film to join their cinematic pantheon -- is a tangle of contradictions. Fresh yet familiar, inventive yet conventional, Dr. Strange succeeds in turning the visual spectacle joyride quality Marvel's films have always been known for to 11, bombarding us with a relentless stream of brilliant, trippy, kaleidoscopic visuals that feel genuinely exciting to behold -- especially in IMAX 3D -- while sticking rather close to the tried-and-true Marvel formula for superhero origin-story films, complete with the same underserved villain and token love interest that have been a problem with many of their past films.

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    Out Of The Shadows is a no-brainer

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 03/06/2016

    » As I watched the press-screening for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, I couldn't help but think again and again how much I would've enjoyed this movie if I was 13. Ninjas? Sleek, CGI-characters? Megan Fox? If I was 13, this could've been one of my favourite films of the year. If.

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