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Movie Review: ‘Triangle’, Reinventing The Time Loop Movies

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Time travel is one of the most complex and compelling concepts in movies. It is not the easiest for any filmmaker to pull off. Christopher Nolan recently took the world by storm with Tenet. Lost is also a show that deals with time, if not time travel. And even classics like Back to The Future. A subcategory of time-related movies is the time loop – where a character has to experience the same time over and over again as part of their character development. Some of the examples are classic like Groundhog Day, Palm Springs to the more recent Edge of Tomorrow, and Happy Death Day.

Most films in the time loop concept follow the structure of starting and resetting the day at the end or at the character’s death.  While this is usually the case, the 2009 movie  Triangle reinvigorated the time loop by introducing loops within loops. This raised an interesting question regarding the leftover debris from a never-ending loop.

The story centers around Jess as she went on a yacht trip with her friend. However, they hit a storm and their boat turned. They were in luck as they board a ship named Aeolus and were hunted by a masked murderer. The dread of the empty ship as well as the suspense of the killer on the loose adds to the stake of the movie. Jess also has to find a way to return back to her autistic son.

At this point, it is impossible to discuss the movie without spoiling it so; SPOILER ALERT.

What sets the movie different from other time loops movie is how it doesn’t lay out one loop after another. This movie instead uses the perspective of one character, experiencing the time limbo. The events of the film take place within the same couple of hours jumbled over each other.

Jess is actually the masked killer and as the movie progresses, we see more Jess appeared implying that this is not the first time for the main character.

In Groundhog Day or Happy Death Day, the loop resets fully with no consequences. But Triangle’s time loop shows that there is a residual effect every single time. For instance, there is a scene where Sally, another protagonist, crawls for her safety and ends up in a part of the ship surrounded by corpses, all of them hers.

This time loop forces Jess to haunts her demons from the past. As Jess safely got on land, she returns home. But it wasn’t what she expected. She actually went back to the day before she went aboard the yacht. She watches her past self hit her son due to her temper. Filled with regret, she killed her past self and took her son.

It reveals at the end that she actually died in an accident with her son before the boat trip. As the single mother to a child with special needs, Jess is experiencing hardship more than others. She lost her temper for a moment, causing her a lifetime of regret.

This leads to her refusal to move on and the end of the movie shows Jess aboard the yacht again, ready to start the loop again and hope to do things differently. Unlike other characters in time loop films, there is no way to stop the cycle.

The movie is also rich with Greek references. This movie is actually the retelling of the story of Sisyphus – a man who breaks his promise to Death. As a punishment, Death makes him pushed a rock up a mountain only to have it roll back down once he reached the top. In other words, it is a futile task but he is powerless to stop himself. It is the same thing with Jess, as she saves her son even though she is stuck in the loop and will never be back. This happens as she refused to move on and breaks her promised to Death.

A painting referring to Sisyphus can be found on the ship. The ship’s name is Aeolus, a reference to the Greek god of the winds and it shows how the wind is important for seafaring. It is a physical embodiment of the Greek god’s involvement in the loop.

Although Triangle underperformed at the box office, it has gained cult status. The movie is emotional, bloody, and thematically rich, which is not often in Hollywood horror.

Source: CBR, Millennium Entertainment

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Feeling Doubtful With The Skills You Have, Try These 4 Steps To Help You Master Them

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There are actually so many things to learn and also experience in this whole wide world nowadays, yet most people would rather stick to what they already know and not bother to take a leap or even experience something new in their life. This is because common skills become obsolete and new opportunities are created all the time, especially during this modern world nowadays.

People should not always be afraid to try and learn new things because they would never know that someday these new things could help their life to become a much better life. They just have to be brave and try them. If people are serious about wanting to pick up a new skill and being able to learn it well, try to practice these 4 steps to help anyone to master the desired skills.

1) Immersion

You need to live and also breathe your skill in nearly all your waking hours. When you become so familiar with the skill that you want to learn, you will eventually master it because the skill has practically become one with you.

2) Application

You must do your skill at least 5 days a week. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect”. Because of that, spend most of your time trying to perfect your craft so that you can master the skill at the end.

3) Mentorship

Having someone tell you when your off-course can be priceless. The best at whatever you want to do, have seen it all. Even better would be to pay your teacher so both of you are held accountable.

4) Time

“Get rich quick” is a scam. So is “Get good quick”. So give yourself the gift of time. Everything that could come out great would definitely take some time. As the saying goes, “Great things come for those who wait”.

Sources: Twitter Craig Clemens.

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Movie Review: Unexpected Plot & Hilarious Segments, ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is Now On Netflix

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If you love Thailand rom-com films, this one is definitely for you! Starred by Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, the same actress that played Nam, in A Little Thing Called Love, this movie could leave you in tears and die out of laughter.

This romantic comedy film was directed by Mez Tharatorn, the same director of the famous Thailand movie, ‘I Fine..Thank You..Love You’. It was released in 2020 and as of now, it received 7.2/10 ratings on IMDb.

The total runtime of the movie is 120 minutes which is around 2 hours 10 minutes. The movie has a genre as Debt, Con Artist, Unusual Friendship, and Revenge.

What ‘The Con-Heartist’ Is About:

Ina, an innocent girl was ditched by her boyfriend after he scams her and took away her savings. After the unfortunate event, Ina turns completely unstable and broke. She comes across another scammer when she was about to get scam for a second time, in a phone scandal.

Thanks to her previous misfortune, she did not fall for it and even caught the scammer. Instead of handing the scammer guy to the police for further investigation, Ina uses him to take revenge on his ex-lover.

Picture: South China Morning Post

What Can Be Said About ‘The Con-Heartist’:

A light-hearted film with good-looking casts and an unexpected plot, this film can surely be enjoyed by many.

Apart from the funny and suspense scenes, the plot of the movie Con Heartist is surely the best. It is not some cliche movie and the plot is unexpected, leaving you wondering what comes next. Although it is not fulfilled with many romance elements, there is a romance that can be seen at the end of the story.

Overall, this movie is totally recommended. It is filled with fun elements and some cute moments. There is a balance in heart-warming and hilarious segments. The sad scene can be seen when we would feel sorry for the main character, Ina.

Sources: Otaku Kart, IMDb

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(Video) These 3 Out of 4 Buildings of ‘Corus Paradise Resort’ Are Abandoned And Haunted!

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Located at Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson specifically in Negeri Sembilan, the Corus Paradise Resort is considered a haven for those who love a good view of nature. It is actually near the Straits of Malacca. Other than that, it is also of course would be near the sea. In terms of transportation, it is strategically situated near major roads and highways.

From the famous Kuala Lumpur International Airport, it will only take you 35 minutes to get here. It has 200 rooms, and can accommodate up to 300 people for their seminars and events area. This Corus Paradise Resort has received a lot of negative reviews and also comments from many of their visitors.

Corus Paradise Resort may boast 4 buildings, but only one of them is in good condition and ready to accommodate guests. In fact, previous guests have reported that the other 3 buildings look abandoned with paint coming off the walls, no lights available.

Other than that, the lifts used in the buildings also have strange smells that are unbearable for human beings. The abandoned buildings also have unexplainable watermarks on the walls as if the place had experienced terrible flooding in the past.

Sources: YouTube AMR AMRadyo.

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