Reviewing ‘Sixteen Candles’ on its 35th anniversary

It’s not just because people are more inclined to be more sensitive about a lot of things now. I would say my threshold for offensive comedy can be pretty high. In any generation though, I would expect that there is a common definition of right and wrong. I was born in the 80s but I was shocked by how this film presented teens of this generation — superficial, stupid, opportunistic. No, I can’t accept that this reflects the 80s generation as a whole. There is not one sensible person in this movie, not one.… Read More Reviewing ‘Sixteen Candles’ on its 35th anniversary

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Nisekoi Live Action: Movie Review

All in all, Nisekoi Live Action did a great job in compressing all the materials from the manga and the anime in just 118 minutes and fun and laughter. The storytelling was fluid and simple and the chemistry among the cast members was also very solid. This is why Japanese high school movies are the best. So cute. So earnest. So over the top. I loved it.… Read More Nisekoi Live Action: Movie Review

Love the Way You Are: Movie Review

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All in all, Love the Way You Are is far from rocket science but it manages to connect the audience to that carefree and innocent part of their youth to reminisce the joy of falling in love for the first time. It was not without its heartbreaking moments, thanks mainly to Vivian Sung’s great acting, but I would still say this is the perfect movie to watch if ever you’re in need of a pick me up after a bad day. It will definitely put a smile on your face. … Read More Love the Way You Are: Movie Review

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile: Movie Review

All in all, Joe Berlinger did a great job with the documentary but perhaps this was also the same reason that this film felt lacking in so many aspects. The film did try to inject a level of coolness to the movie with its heist type musical score. It also tried its best to make Ted Bundy’s escapes and ploys appear masterful but it was unable to sustain the interest of the audience in its mechanical approach to telling the story. Berlinger should have quit while he was ahead. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile was a snoozefest. … Read More Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile: Movie Review

Stranger Things: Season 3 Review

Stranger Things experimented a lot in their storytelling approach this season and I felt like it still paid off in delivering a solid and entertaining installment to the franchise. Stranger Things  Season 3 was an exciting, emotional ride but it stuck true to its core at the end of the day — family, friendship and a common sense of heroism. This is why it is still familiar even though the show has already evolved in so many ways. I think I’ll stick around for a season or two more to see what happens next.  … Read More Stranger Things: Season 3 Review