Never Not Love You: Film Review

All in all, Never Not Love You is spot on. It took a risk in veering away from the typical formula of previous Jadine movies but it was a risk that paid off. From the great script, to the musical score that emphasized every phase of the relationship, to the cinematography that made viewers appreciate the beauty of London and Makati at night, to the effective portrayal of James and Nadine which made up 80 percent of the movie. It all came together as one of Jadine and Jadaone’s best collaborations yet. … Read More Never Not Love You: Film Review

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Pacific Rim Uprising: Movie Review

All in all, Pacific Rim Uprising managed to maintain its consistency with the first movie and sustain interest audience’s in the franchise. It delivered on the epic battles that the fans waited five years for and restarted the franchise for the possibility of a third movie. It was a great watch and an even better one on IMAX where you feel like part of the action.… Read More Pacific Rim Uprising: Movie Review

Flatliners (2017): Movie Review

All in all,  the new Flatliners had better style than the original but substance wise, the original was still better overall because of the depth of the characters. Even though the characters of the original were flawed, audiences root for them. The original Flatliners had an all star cast but did not have any problems with giving the lead characters more emphasis. The new Flatliners’ characters seemed too detached and the team behind the movie seemed too timid to give the floor to any particular character. Its lack of conviction resulted in the lukewarm execution that made the movie plain and simple — ordinary. … Read More Flatliners (2017): Movie Review

The Shape of Water: Film Review

The most fitting description I could think of for The Shape of Water is that it was just plain beautiful. It takes a lot of skill to get the audiences invested enough in a story to believe in its possibilities, to raise their hope and get them to focus on what could be than what could not. This film had no beautiful princesses, and no handsome prince. Nor did it have an all star cast that could guarantee box office success. What it did have was love, loyalty, friendship, and a kinship that spoke to the heart. What it did have was a tale that moved with its sincerity.  And even though it was portrayed as a fantasy,  it was relatable in the contemporary as its message was universal. And that is what made this film so beautiful.… Read More The Shape of Water: Film Review

Coco: Movie Review

All in all, I was well and truly impressed by how Coco managed to celebrate Mexican culture and tradition with the wonderful details of the animation. The film really came to life in a unique and different way. The OST was also one of the best that Disney Pixel had to offer and really stepped up the emotional level of the movie. In my opinion, the purity of the voice acting also played a major factor in the film’s success.The film also had a very moving message — that while families won’t always understand one another,  love will overcome every obstacle. Congratulations to director John Lasseter for pulling another memorable film. … Read More Coco: Movie Review

I am not a Robot: Korean Drama Review

All in all, I am not a Robot’s main strength was the strong casting. Despite the overly lengthy dialogues, despite the poor character development and scenes that made no sense, I liked that the cast managed to gel together and pull out performances that made the audience care about what happens to them. It was a good rom com. It delivered on the happy feels and the romance but I wouldn’t go so far as to rank it among my favorites. Not yet at “Yeppo” (Pretty) level for me but it was a solid series. No doubt. … Read More I am not a Robot: Korean Drama Review