Review: Bumblebee (2018)

Franchise fatigue. This is what I felt after the third Transformers movie. The Bayhem can wear you down.  So I wasn’t really keen on seeing another Transformers movie to be honest, especially since over the years, as each Transformers installment rolls out, the reviews seem to get more and more vicious each time. But I got…

Review: Ocean’s 8 (2018)

My sister and I had long been excited for Ocean’s 8 because let’s face it, an all-female ensemble heist movie doesn’t get made very often. Heck, an all-female anything in Hollywood are few and far between despite the obvious fact that a lot of female-fronted films have been successful in the box office. Anyway, yesterday…

Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD How many has it been? Five Spider-Mans? (Spider-Men?) Five is quite a number. I mean sure, in terms of quantity, Spider-Man still falls a movie or two short of say, Batman, Superman, and perhaps Wolverine. But five movies later, 3 from Sam Raimi, and 2 from Marc Webb, are more than enough…

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…

Five Potential YA Franchises that Failed

The Maze Runner (2014), a film adapted from James Dashner’s young adult post apocalyptic sci-fi series, made a killing at the box office last year, earning a whopping $102 million in the US ($238 million internationally) with just a $38 million production budget. Yesterday, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, the second installment, graced big screens all over the…