All in all, Ready Player One was tons of fun. It had a great cast that gelled well together and it had a very relateable and rootable story that was told properly without being overpowered by the CGI. It had a great core message that can be applied to today’s world, reality is what matters. Word.
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
All in all, Jack Reacher was a great sequel and an awesome standalone movie. He’s like McGyver without the science, but he more than makes up for it with the great cardio. A wonderfully entertaining movie that engages the mind and the senses with just the right amount of stimuli. Thumbs up across the board.
I’ve had this Rick Yancey book on my TBR pile for a while now but haven’t gotten around to reading it because of my busy schedule. Lo and behold, the movie release has finally caught up with me and now rather than miss it on its regular run, I jumped in and caught yet another… Read More The 5th Wave: Movie Review
Don’t let the title fool you. Etiquette for Mistresses is so much more than the slew of mistress movies that have come out lately and I must say, one brilliant piece of filmmaking that carries a powerful message, not just for mistresses, wives, but for women from all walks of life and the men who… Read More Etiquette for Mistresses: Movie Review
Third time’s the charmed for director Andoy Ranay’s collaboration with love team Nadine Lustre and James Reid. In yet aother wattpad inspired film, this team finally managed to find the perfect balance of romance, drama, and surrealism to end up with a movie that is relateable and realistic, thanks to author Marcelino Santos III, who… Read More Para sa Hopeless Romantic: Movie Review
After watching Denis Villanueve’s take on Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago’s novel The Double with Enemy (starring Jake Gyllenhaal), which I appreciated way after I have watched it compared to when I actually was, I did a bit of research on Saramago and learned that one of the films I missed in 2008 starring Mark Ruffalo,… Read More Blindness: Movie Review
How can I even manage to describe how much I loved this book? I mean, I liked Gayle Forman’s If I Stay well enough and even have high hopes about the movie because there’s bound to be a really cool soundtrack but Where She Went is another league entirely and had me hooked from beginning… Read More Where She Went: Book Review
I’ve had the indie film happythankyoumoreplease, on my TBW pile since last year because I didn’t have much time to catch up, but yesterday while browsing through my files, I had a hankering to see How I Met Your Mother’s Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) in his directorial debut in a movie that he also wrote… Read More happythankyoumoreplease: Movie Review
Before the Baz Lurhman/Leonardo DiCaprio version in 2013, M. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby already received the film treatment in 1974 via Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of the novel starring no less than Academy Award winner Robert Redford and fashion model Mia Farrow. I chanced upon this last night while channel surfing and decided to… Read More The Great Gatsby (1974): Classic Review