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Movie Review: ‘Nobody’, A Mix of ‘Breaking Bad’ And ‘John Wick’

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Nobody is a 2021 action-comedy starring Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk best known for his roles in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. It is about a normal suburban man, Hutch as he navigates his mundane day-to-day life. Until one day, something went wrong and his old life clashes with his new one.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller who directed the first-person POV action movie Hardcore Henry and written by a writer from the John Wick franchise, Derek Kostad, it is a genius blend of humor and action.

The Story

Hutch Mansell is an ordinary, overlooked suburban father and husband. A ‘nobody’ if you will. He deals with life day to day with his normal family and normal life. But something is bubbling inside of him waiting to explode. And rightfully so when two thieves break into his home. A series of mishaps forcing him to reveal his previous life to his family. And he has to deal with family emotions and a barrage of fists and fire to save his family.

The story reminisces Ashton Kutcher’s movie Killers; where an assassin desperately defends his new life against the bounty on his head. But without the Hollywood typical physique, this is just Odenkirk’s everyman persona. If you’re expecting six-packs abs, you won’t get it. But good humor with action and gore? Yes.

The Casting Choice

No one would expect Bob Odenkirk to become a tough action character. When the trailer was released it was totally unexpected. He fits in so perfectly as a role of the suburban father and husband. But he also brings the skills in beating people up. He is the perfect choice for the character.

Some people also commented, “Finally, a normal-looking guy I can relate to. Not The Rock, not Statham, not Willis, not Cruise, not the same face we see in action movies. Just a regular guy! I really want to see this.”

Furthermore, this proves that Odenkirk is more than just a typecast. The man is a versatile actor and it shows in this movie. “I never knew I wanted to do an action film so bad,” Odenkirk said to IGN. It started a few years prior and he was surprised to receive encouragement especially considering his normal roles and physique. “And you don’t usually get that response from Hollywood,” he added. His training lasted for almost two years for this role and it definitely paid off.

The Action

Since it comes from the writer of John Wick, some of the action feels like a copy of the action franchise. However, with the different spin on family and well-added humor, this becomes a thing of its own. Hutch is not John Wick at all. The only point of similarity is their fighting ability. An action movie from a fresh perspective is exactly what everyone needs.

Odenkirk does most of the stunt work in a nice wide-shot, akin to John Wick. Critics like Chris Stuckmann praised his performance showing that age is just a number.

However, Hutch is not as perfect as Wick. He falls, he gets defeated sometimes which adds to the vulnerability of the character. Of course, there is some realism there since Bob Odenkirk IS older than Keanu Reeves. But the fact that he is able to pull it off is praiseworthy nonetheless.

Source: Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures

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Food Review: Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Stick Is Now Available In Malaysia

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Chocolates have the power to uplift someone’s mood and ice cream is perfect for a hot sunny day. But both combined, it is the perfect combination to ever exist. Snickers Ice Cream, Oreo Ice Cream, and Kit Kat Ice Cream are the usual stuff we find at our nearest grocery store but have you ever heard of Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream?

It has been sold for a long time but at that time, it was only available in certain European countries. Now, you can get this delicious treat from a local seller on Shopee!

This ice cream comes in three flavors. There are Original, Dark Chocolate, and White Chocolate but according to the local seller’s page, it is available for people in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor only.

Head over here to place your order and get your Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream!

Sources: Shopee nowme_01

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Food Review: ‘Sambal Hitam’, One of The Best Sambal That Can Be Eaten Anytime And Anyhow

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Sambal hitam would always be one of the most favorite alternatives for many people in Malaysia who loves to eat spicy food like any other sambal but they do not want it to be too spicy up until they have to feel regret eating the food. This particular sambal hitam is really well-known in the state of Pahang.

The texture of this sambal hitam is one of the reasons why many people love to eat it. Sambal hitam is really full of anchovies. It is so easy to be made by anyone because the recipe only takes 4 simple ingredients. The ingredients are belimbing buluh, red onion, anchovies, and also red chili.

Picture: Resipi Bonda

According to many people, the process of making this sambal hitam would take a very long time to be done. There is a very special way to cook this sambal hitam from Pahang. It does not take an hour or two to cook but it takes hours. The manufacturing process is quite complicated and also time-consuming.

It goes well with steamed white rice, brown rice, or even porridge. This sambal hitam really enhances the taste of the food. Once you taste it, your mouth will definitely have a fusion of flavors and you will surely crave more of it.

Sources: Cookpad.

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Step & Repeat, First-Ever Global TikTok Reality Show Based On Style Launched

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Glamhive and Mary Kay Global Design Studio have announced Step & Repeat, the first-ever style show launching on TikTok.

Step & Repeat is a five-week style competition and mentorship programme where wardrobe stylists, make-up artists, and hair stylists worldwide compete in the fast-paced environment of TikTok to drive their business success.

The international competition is open to all and goes live on June 22 on TikTok, according to a statement.

TikTok’s community has been growing at an incredible pace since the start of the pandemic, and unique new talents are being discovered daily on the platform.

Step & Repeat is the first-ever global style competition on TikTok, giving structure, recognition, and rewards to winners weekly.

Glamhive and the Mary Kay Global Design Studio have partnered to create Step & Repeat as a global stage open to anyone who wants to explode onto the international scene and get recognised for their incredible talents in wardrobe, make-up, and hair styling.

Each week, Step & Repeat’s host, Johnny Wujek will announce a theme-based challenge, and TikTok users will create their best wardrobe, make-up, or hair style look for that theme.

Videos will incorporate the show’s custom sound, ‘Step & Repeat’, the hashtag #stepandrepeat, and the hashtag associated with each challenge, enabling all entries to be discoverable by the show’s judges.

At the end of each challenge, Wujek will announce the winner in each category: wardrobe, make-up, and hair. Each winner will receive a cash prize and a one-hour mentoring session with one of the 19 industry leaders stepping up to provide mentorship.

At the end of the five weeks, Step & Repeat will announce one overall winner for each category, crowning it the very best in wardrobe, make-up, and hair based on entries from worldwide.

More details at https://www.glamhive.com/tiktok.

Sources: BERNAMA

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