Mini Reviews #5: La Famille Belier and The Guest

La Famille Belier (2014) The Belier Family follows Paula Belier, the sixteen year old daughter who happens to be the only hearing member of the Belier family. Acting as the family’s interpreter for both their work and home life, Paula has become an indispensable member of the unit. But their lives get a little bit shaken…

Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

While skeptics and die-hard purists have bemoaned Disney’s “grand plan” of remaking its animated classics into live-action, I have always been up for it. The risk of your beloved animated classics being turned into bloated blockbusters is indeed a possibility. But hey, some remakes just might surprise you. And does Bill Condon’s Beauty and the…

Mini Reviews #4: Queen of Katwe, Nocturnal Animals, and Moana

Hello, all! It’s been awhile! Quite a long while, I know! We haven’t stopped watching movies if that’s what you’re asking. It’s an addiction we can’t and won’t quit. It’s not that we haven’t tried writing something. Benny and I made plans to do an Oscars post. But we just couldn’t catch up on watching…

Review: Rogue One (2016)

SPOILERS AHEAD Over the years, people have asked as to why no one can recognize Clark Kent as Superman, the Kryptonian caped-crusader. When all he does is hide behind a pair of nerdy glasses. And comic book nerds in answer have provided us the “science” / plausibility of Superman’s disguise of choice, as nerds are…

Review: Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary (2016)

I had no idea this existed. Not until I saw it, sticking out like a sore thumb, amidst all the cinemas carrying Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There it was, Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary, and my first thought was this is one of those behind the scenes kind of film, peppered with backstage…

Review: The Lobster (2016)

When I first heard of The Lobster and its fanciful plot, I was sold. Sounds like one of those whimsical fairytales where people get turned into a pig, or a rat, or an animal of sorts, for not following very specific rules that make absolutely no sense at all in the first place. I was…

Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

I have yet to read Ransom Riggs’ YA novel from which this movie is adapted from. Hence, I came into this with no expectations whatsover concerning the narrative. So you won’t hear anything from me about any book to movie differences. But I’ve seen the book around and flipped through it on several occasions. And…