All in all, I love how Christmas-y the entire movie was. It manages to embody everything that people love about the holidays and it even got me tearing up through the corniest and cheesiest of dialogues simply because it taps into audiences’ soft spot for family and love. The elves are super cute, especially Lars and Bjorn who can’t get enough of candy canes. I loved Santa’s Fast and the Furious moment, his hatred for his commercial depictions, his brutal frankness and his musical number and the reveal on who Mrs. Claus was. It was fun and entertaining yet it was funny and dramatic at the same time and that’s a plus and a plus on my book. Personally, I think this could work perfectly as a standalone but I wouldn’t mind sitting through a sequel if Netflix decides to greenlight a follow up movie for next year. Thumbs up to the entire team behind this movie!
PS. By the way, my nephew sat through the entire movie and this is the first time he has completed watching an entire full feature film and remained interested throughout. If that isn’t a shining endorsement, I don’t know what is. Thank you or this gem, Netflix!… Read More #Netflix The Christmas Chronicles: Movie Review
All in all, Peppermint was indeed a simple story that lacked complicated subplots. However, the film’s main strength was its badass central character who carried the entire film with uncompromising efficiency. Simple plot + badass execution, after all makes for a strong action flick that goes perfectly well with popcorn and soda. And I for one, loved it.
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After I’ve seen The Kissing Booth in its entirety, I am impressed by the simple, formulaic rom com that held its own in terms of originality. Plus, its stars are all super cute. … Read More Netflix The Kissing Booth: 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
Perhaps, one of the best parts of the movie for me was the message of humility and sincerity. The Bonifacios had deep-seated issues but they also knew when to acknowledge their shortcomings. At the center of this movie is family and love and this film successfully inspired families to make their own peace and acknowledge their own imperfections as well. Great job to the entire team. Each member was a star in their own right. … Read More Seven Sundays: Movie Review
I love how Patay na si Hesus toyed with my emotions for the film’s entire run. Just when I was feeling like a tear was about to fall, something hilarious happens and vice versa. It’s a unique gem of indie cinema because it was obvious that writers Raymond Lee and Fatrick Tabada, as well as director Victor Villanueva, put a lot of thought and effort into creating a quality film that relates to the audience on a personal level and tugs at the heartstrings like this one. … Read More Patay na si Jesus: Film Review
Even before all the brouhaha about Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father’s MMFF disqualification from the Best Picture category, I was already set to watch this John Lloyd Cruz starrer immediately after seeing the trailer. There is something to be said about a film’s trailer moving me to tears and this was what it managed to do for me.… Read More Honor Thy Father (Con Man): Movie Review