Overlord: Movie Review

Unfortunately,  Overlord was a massive disappointment from start to finish. I even nodded off a couple of times throughout its relatively short run and I don’t think this is something that a movie in this genre was aiming for. It was corny, predictable and frustrating. It was overhyped and underwhelming. That’s the kindest description for it, I guess. Better luck next time. … Read More Overlord: Movie Review

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Escape Room (2019): Movie Review

All in all, Escape Room is an experience all by itself. It leaves you no time to think about the repercussions before it serves you up a new problem that you feel compelled to solve at the same time as the players. It eliminates characters in lightning fast fashion with no mercy and pure accuracy.  This was the film’s bane, as well as its boon. Don’t expect too much blood and gore though because this is not Escape Room’s MO. … Read More Escape Room (2019): Movie Review

Velvet Buzzsaw: Movie Review

All in all, I very much liked Velvet Buzzsaw and thought the ending was an excellent touch to imply a continued horror and also close the chapter for this set of characters who were so blinded by ego that they failed to see the big picture (pun intended). Great performances by the cast across the board and an engaging film about a topic that not all people are familiar about — art and possibly serial killers who live next door. Chills. … Read More Velvet Buzzsaw: Movie Review

#Netflix Kingdom: Korean Series Review

All in all, I would consider Kingdom to be one of Korea’s finest saeguk dramas that can rival the suspense and intensity of HBO’s Game of Thrones. By the first season’s end, it had Battle of Castle Black feels which only fueled one’s desire to see what happens next when the second season opens. Too bad filming will only begin next month and fans will have to wait for another few months before we could binge on another epic season. I for one, could not wait to see if my conspiracy theories are correct. One word for the entire thing — brilliant, even though it ended on a cliffhanger. I could not think of more superlatives for this series. Seriously. … Read More #Netflix Kingdom: Korean Series Review

Aurora: Film Review

All in all, Aurora was more hype than substance. While it was not entirely bad, I was not blown away by this horror movie.  Huge credit though to the cinematography and editing but the pacing was too snail paced to get me excited at any point of the film. So, if you don’t fall asleep from the lengthy dialogue and the depressing cloud that Leana carries around with her everywhere she goes, congrats to you. Patience is a virtue for this flick but I wasn’t sure that the payoff was equal to the set up. In the end, I don’t know if it was a  more effective social commentary than a horror. … Read More Aurora: Film Review

Check out this definitive guide on MMFF 2018

Its that time of the year again when cinemas are devoted to purely Filipino cinema and this year’s entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival will make you go dizzy from choosing which movie to watch with your loved one.  If you’re not yet updated about which films to watch, here’s your definitive guide to help you navigate through this year’s eight entries to the annual MMFF. … Read More Check out this definitive guide on MMFF 2018

Creeped Out: Series Review

All in all, I like the feel and flow of Creeped Out. While its not scary enough to keep you awake at night, its a good show for pre-teens and teens because its cool enough to keep them intrested and it has enough substance and style to deliver good standalone stories that gets the kids to think. Check it out on Netflix before the second season comes out next year.  

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