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2014 Movie Review - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Category: TV Series
Published Date Written by Jason Loo

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When I first watched the first few minutes of this movie, I felt there was nothing spectacular about Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller).

However, when he started daydreaming about his love interest and coworker Cheryl, that's when things perked up.

You see, when Walter does that, he goes into a deep trance and we can see what he's imagining about.

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The dreams eventually turn to reality when Walter is forced to go into an adventure to recover a lost photo negative. Walter works as a negative assets manager for Life magazine. He's in charge of ensuring all photos submitted are traceable and accounted for. Plus, since Life is going through a transition from physical to digital, a negative from famous photojournalist Sean O'Connell (Sean Penn).

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The rest of the movie is entertaining without going too much overboard with CGI or special effects (except for the part when Walter jumps into the ocean and gets attacked by a shark).

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I loved the part where he skateboarded downhill on a long highway to find Sean and recover the lost negative.

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Overall, an entertaining movie but do not expect much. Its basically a romantic movie with some adventure thrown in.

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Watchability : 4/10

References :
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_secret_life_of_walter_mitty_2013/
http://www.metacritic.com/movie/the-secret-life-of-walter-mitty
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359950/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Life_of_Walter_Mitty_(2013_film)
http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=11288


2014 TV Series Review - The Tomorrow People Season 01

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Category: TV Series
Published Date Written by Jason Loo


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Telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication. Plus secret weapon - ability to stop time.

This is the basic premise of the show which features a bunch of confused characters who tries to act teenage-like but fails.

The first season starts with main character Stephen Jameson (Robbie Amell) thinking he is sleepwalking. However,he soon finds out this is not so.

It is mainly a manifestation of one of his Tomorrow powers aka teleportation. He soon finds a group of people with similar abilities and call themselves the Tomorrow People. This group is led by John (Luke Mitchell), Cara (Peyton List) and Russell (Aaron Yoo).

As with every show, there must be a antagonist and this comes in the form of the secrete government group Ultra led by Stephen's uncle, Jedekiah Price (Mark Pellegrino). And yes, before you ask it, Stephen's father is a powerful Tomorrow People but Jedekiah is not.

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Without going into too much depth into the show, most of the plot deals with each member of the Tomorrow People deal with their confusion, be it personality, romance or new found powers.

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The sad thing, nothing gels together. If you are short on shows with people equipped with superpowers, you can try this.

Watchability : 2/10

References :
http://www.avclub.com/review/ithe-tomorrow-peoplei-103893
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/tomorrow-people-tv-review-644435
http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/tv-review-the-tomorrow-people.html
http://variety.com/2013/tv/reviews/tv-review-the-tomorrow-people-1200686582/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tomorrow_People_(U.S._TV_series)


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