The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015): Movie Review

Is it possible to remain angry for the duration of an entire film? I discovered that it was after I wrestled with varying degrees of rage for the 2 hour and 2 minute run of the film. The problem was, I didn’t really know who I was angry at.… Read More The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015): Movie Review

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Ang Panday (2017): Movie Review

All in all, Ang Panday wasn’t horrible but gahd, the endless parade of unnecessary scenes to accommodate the number of actors in this movie was ridiculous. By its end, I was confused as to what its real purpose was — to entertain moviegoers or to annoy the hell out of non-die hard fans of Ang Probinsyano like myself. Its definitely leaps and bounds better than the Bong Revilla version though. … Read More Ang Panday (2017): Movie Review

The Foreigner: Movie Review

The Foreigner was, all in all, an interesting action thriller. However, I felt that it was slightly imbalanced because the focus was tipped too much in favor of Pierce Brosnan. Perhaps it was a conscious decision of director Martin Campbell, who wanted to play it safe, given its Jackie’s first foray into this type of action, but the film didn’t really tell the story of The Foreigner and relegated him to a secondary character with the way things unfolded. The action part on the other hand, was heavily inclined towards Jackie’s character leaving nothing for Pierce who once kicked ass as the legendary Remington Steel and James Bond. This, I believe was a great disservice to the actors and the audience. … Read More The Foreigner: Movie Review

Justice League: Movie Review

I must admit that I was expecting something different from the trailer but at the end of the day, I felt that it was a good (if not great) first outing for the Justice League. There were conflicts among the characters with strong personalities clashing, as much as there were hits and misses throughout the film. But for a movie that endured as much as it did within the production and development schedule, to come up with a solid addition to the franchise was enough of an achievement.… Read More Justice League: Movie Review

Thor Ragnarok: Movie Review

All in all, “Thor: Ragnarok” had a fun premise. It was also the best out of the three Thor movies if you ask me. I loved that it had great cinematography, a cool soundtrack, a solid cast of characters which equated to a great and entertaining movie. Still, overall, I couldn’t get rid of the feeling that if “Thor: Ragnarok” just dialed down on the comedy a bit and put actually put some depth into the plot, it would have been epic. … Read More Thor Ragnarok: 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