Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Warning: Spoilers ahead! When my sister and I came out of the theater, we had different reactions to Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. My sister was an angry nerd. She was griping about it from the moment we walked out the doors, all the way to the car ride back home. Exaggerated she called it. And as…

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Are Remakes The Destroyer of Childhood?

“You have ruined my childhood!” This is an accusation you have probably heard of before, most often directed at remakes. And the degree of hostility behind this accusation can be quite surprising. If it ain’t broke don’t remake, is their motto. And yeah, sure, our childhood movies are very near and dear to our hearts, and…

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Rewind Review: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Occupying the number one spot of IMDB’s top rated movies, is Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption with 9.2 stars. And while the appeal of this movie is not lost on me, I do feel too high a praise is being given to this particular piece of cinematic work. There I said it. Calling The Shawshank Redemption overrated is suicide,…

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Genre Spotlight: Family Film

When people hear “family film”, a genre that is synonymous to children’s film, they almost always think that it will be “kid’s stuff”. The bad ones have the triple whammy: saccharine, sentimental and sanitized. The worst ones are terribly condescending to their intended audience, the children. They seem to be clueless about how much a child…

Top 3 Best and Worst Movie Dads

In honor of all the paters of the world, we have made a list of our top 3 best and worst movie dads. Because dads too, come in all shapes and sizes. The Best Mrs. Doubtfire (Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993) Any dad who goes through the lengths of dressing up like a matronly Marry Poppins just to…

Review: Captain America: Civil War (2016)

There is this bit of wisdom that I realized as I was sitting inside the theater, halfway through Captain American: Civil War (2016). Said nugget of wisdom was imparted on me by all-knowing 10-year old nephew who declared that the movie feels like it has all the bits and pieces of the other solo movies…

Marvel or DC?

Why is everybody versusing? My sister once asked me. What with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice last March, and Captain America: Civil War opening today.  And I said, well why not? Pitting people against each other is a practice that has been around for ages. Team Edward or Team Jacob? Team Peeta or Team Gale? We love our…

Top 5 Anticipated Live-Action Remakes of Animated Disney Movies

Disney seems to be on a roll, cranking out live-action renditions of their old animated movies. Profit-wise, this is a gold mine of an idea, seeing that these animated films already have an established fan base. Nostalgia is a money-maker. Not that Disney needs more money. What with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Pixar, and…

Rewind Review: A Little Princess (1995)

Watching a movie through the eyes of your ten-year old self, might just garner slightly different feelings than when you are seeing that movie once more, ten or twenty or forty years down the road. Simply put, movies you loved as a kid doesn’t mean you’ll love them still as an adult. Well, it also…

Old New Discovery: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

I first heard of Brooklyn Nine-Nine when it pulled an upset and nabbed a Golden Globe for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy back in 2014. It was quite a shocker because Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a very young show back then, virtually an unknown with just one season under their belt. They were able…