“Pirates of the Caribbean 5” Review: Bloated but Fun

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR’S REVENGE (2017) Review Directed by Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg For someone who did not like the first four Pirates of the Caribbean films, or at least found them forgettable, Salazar’s Revenge or Dead Men Tell No Tales gives us something different, something more fun and spectacular, and not only making you remember that Johnny Depp pirate character. Luckily, one doesn’t need to completely … Continue reading “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” Review: Bloated but Fun

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” Review: Unsurprisingly Bland

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL (2017) Review Directed by David Bowers The ninth installment of the book series and fourth of the film series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is what you expect it to be, but admit it or not, the change of cast really has a big impact on your viewing of the film. The intention of the … Continue reading “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” Review: Unsurprisingly Bland

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” Review: Edginess Over Story

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017) Review Directed by Guy Ritchie After directing two Sherlock Holmes films with Robert Downey, Jr. which are entertaining and decently told, writer and director Guy Ritchie helms this edgy, or rather too edgy adaptation of the legend of King Arthur. If you’re familiar with Ritchie’s works, you’d see some of the same techniques he used with Sherlock Holmes here in King Arthur: Legend … Continue reading “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” Review: Edginess Over Story

“Alien: Covenant” Review: A Proper Pay Off to ‘Prometheus’

ALIEN: COVENANT (2017) Review Directed by Ridley Scott It’s been five years since the supposed to be Alien prequel Prometheus debuted in cinemas. It had received mix reviews but there’s no denying that Prometheus was one hell of a ride. Ridley Scott returns to the horror sci-fi adventure in Alien: Covenant, the much awaited real Alien prequel, as advertised. But honestly, I liked Prometheus more. The film is a proper pay off to its … Continue reading “Alien: Covenant” Review: A Proper Pay Off to ‘Prometheus’

“Our Mighty Yaya” Review: Loud but with a Heart

OUR MIGHTY YAYA (2017) Review Directed by Jose Javier Reyes After Dilim (2014), No Boyfriend Since Birth (2015) and My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore (2015), it is hard to expect anything good from Jose Javier Reyes, but we can’t also disregard Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006) and Ano Ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap? (2013) which are great, the first was fun and the latter was heartbreaking. Reyes returns with Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s Mother’s … Continue reading “Our Mighty Yaya” Review: Loud but with a Heart

“Bliss” Review: A Giant Leap for Philippine Cinema

BLISS (2017) Review Directed by Jerrold Tarog We mostly see romantic comedies, satirical comedies, drama films about infidelity and horror movies in the Philippines, that’s what the mass wants or they think they want because we’ve been obviously getting it more than we wanted. Then, TBA came. The studio that tries to bring the Filipino audiences rather different movies and took the necessary risks just … Continue reading “Bliss” Review: A Giant Leap for Philippine Cinema

“Gifted” Review: Predictable but Endearing

GIFTED (2017) Review Directed by Marc Webb What if your niece has the potential to become someone great but that takes away her freedom of being a child, of having fun, of being someone far from all the pressure and attention of those who only wanted was your “gift”? After his controversial stint at directing superhero movie, Marc Webb helms this light family drama that knows … Continue reading “Gifted” Review: Predictable but Endearing

“Luck at First Sight” Review: More Than Luck, More Than Romance

LUCK AT FIRST SIGHT (2017) Review Directed by Dan Villegas Luck at First Sight, you may think the story may be similar to that romantic comedy film starring Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine, but it is actually quite different. From the story of Neil Arce and Bela Padilla, the film is more than just about luck, it is more than just about romance. Luck at First … Continue reading “Luck at First Sight” Review: More Than Luck, More Than Romance

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” Review: Marvel’s Early Father’s Day Presentation

< p style=”text-align:center;”>MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 (2017) Review Directed by James Gunn One of Marvel’s breakout film, from being unknown to being the talk of the town, Guardians of the Galaxy gave one of the best cinema experience I’ve ever had when it opened last 2014. And boy, making its sequel an instant movie-to-look-forward to film. The thing is, sequels will always … Continue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” Review: Marvel’s Early Father’s Day Presentation

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” Review: Predictable & Formulaic but Lovely

CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE (2017) Review Directed by Mae Cruz – Alviar Back on the big screen, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla keeps on improving as an artist both individually and as a couple. Can’t Help Falling in Love won’t be offering anything new when it comes to the story but the magic of the film relies on the chemistry of its leads and how the … Continue reading “Can’t Help Falling in Love” Review: Predictable & Formulaic but Lovely