Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Who would have thought Guardians of the Galaxy would work? Nobody even knew who James Gunn was. Not unless you are a serious horror fan. Knowing this makes me hopeful not only about bringing to the big screen, obscure Marvel characters, but also about unlikely director-superhero movie pairings. Jon Watts best known for the indie…

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…

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…

Review: The Revenant (2015)

The Revenant is truly something else, perhaps I can go as far and say that it is unlike anything I have ever seen before in terms of the craft. It is a masterclass in film making with Alejandro G. Iñarritu’s direction and Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography, the film is the most visceral and brutal and awe-inspiring…

The 12 Genres of Christmas

It’s that time of the year again where we find ourselves amidst jingle bells and good cheer and Christmas movies! Now if you find that most Christmas films are too saccharine for your Scrooge-like taste, fear not for we have compiled a list that covers all, from sweet rom-coms to dark sci-fis! 1. Comedy Elf…

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Unless you’ve found yourself hanging from a wampa’s cave for the most part of the year 2015, you’ve probably noticed the tremendous hype Disney and the fans themselves built over Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Incremental release of movie set and script tidbits, a Comic-Con Star Wars concert, and cosplays, and exhibits, and toys, and…

Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

 A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. With that opening crawl, perhaps the most famous one in film history, one is introduced to the first film of the Star Wars Saga. It has become one of the most beloved franchises in film history and not to mention a property that’s worth more…

Star Wars: The Prequels

It is no secret that there has been and perhaps always will be hate and anger, enough to turn anyone to the dark side, directed at the Star Wars prequels. Now, it’s only a couple of days away from the nationwide release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so we thought why not open…

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

At one point in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the brainwashed, still suffering Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) tells the mockingjay Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence): “Our lives were never ours, they belong to Snow and our deaths do too. But if you kill him, Katniss, all those deaths, they mean something.” This is the fourth and…

Review: Spectre (2015)

If there is one thing I can count on James Bond movies to do, it’s to come out with all the razzmatazz it can muster. And Spectre‘s first act, much like Mr. Bond, comes dressed to impress. It’s Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico City, the streets are alive with music and…