Battleship Island: Movie Review

Don’t get me wrong. I think Battleship Island was, in essence, a laudable movie. It had a great premise and it was based on an actual historical event. It had a strong cast and a big budget at its disposal but with this came huge expectations from the viewing public. However, while there was an obvious effort to make this film into a marvelous testament to the triumph and bravery of the enslaved Koreans against oppression, the execution came off half-baked mainly because the film tried to make the movie an actor-driven film rather than a plot-based one. … Read More Battleship Island: Movie Review

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One Step: Movie Review

All in all, I loved One Step not because I was a fan of Sandara but because everybody did their best to turn up solid performances for acting and music. It’s a low budget indie but it’s a quality film that inspires the good vibes and goosebumps just because of its positive message. While it was marketed as the Korean version of Begin Again, it stood out on its own because of the excellent direction of Juhn Jai Hong. Great job, team!… Read More One Step: Movie Review

It (2017): Movie Review

Most of the film’s success, for me, lies in the casting. The team made sure to understand the characters before adding actors to the roster. As a matter of fact, almost none of these actors have even starred in major roles before this remake. It was definitely a major risk. Because the team completely understood what it wanted to do from the beginning with the great script from Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman, it became free to explore its possibilities and in the end delivered on the fans’ high expectations — even more. … Read More It (2017): Movie Review

Strobe Edge Live Action: Movie Review

Even though Strobe Edge took its sweet time to reach its final outcome, by its end you feel so invested in the characters that you feel the same joy that they feel. And you feel like you too worked so hard for that happy ending that you deserve to be there at ringside to witness it. This love story took a lot of detours but it reached its final destination right where it began and it was — beautiful. … Read More Strobe Edge Live Action: Movie Review

Today’s Kira-Kun Live Action: Movie Review

I was expecting something really cute from a manga adaptation. But I got so much more when I watched Today’s Kira-kun. The movie made me feel like a crazy person, one minute grinning because of the pureness and innocence of Ninon and Kira’s young love, and the next bawling my eyes out because the reality of Kira’s condition rears its ugly head at the most inopportune times.… Read More Today’s Kira-Kun Live Action: Movie Review

Flatliners (1990): Movie Review

All in all, I think that the original Flatliners was a pretty solid movie but it was limited by the standards of the 90s in terms of storytelling. And because of this, there wasn’t a really great sense of consequence for attempting to toy with life. I think the reboot has a great premise to navigate as audiences are now more open to accepting bolder twists and consequences. It also has the platform to take the original concept to terrors that the original dared not explore. I have great expectations.… Read More Flatliners (1990): Movie Review

The Hitman’s Bodyguard: Movie Review

All in all, director Patrick Hughes delivered on one very entertaining movie. He chose his actors well and used them to make the film larger than life. Kudos to writer Tim O’ Connor as well for coming up with a story and script that keeps the audience on their toes. Its true that this was not the first time that Ryan Reynolds or Samuel L. Jackson played a similar role but when they come together, its seriously lit. 

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