Movie Review: Carrie

“You will know her name!” If you saw the trailer of Carrie and thought that it just copied Gladys Reyes’ 1997 film Anak ng Dilim then you’re assuming it wrong. You should know that it is based on famous writer Stephen King’s 1974 best-selling novel and it is also a remake of the 1976 film…

Movie Review: Cloudy with The Chance of Meatballs 2

Something big was leftover! Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs was a surprise and delightful hit animation film last 2009 where we last saw the destruction of the “Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator” (FLDSMDFR for short). But did it? The sequel continues where it left off. With the current clean-up of Swallow…

Movie Review: Kung Fu Divas

Let the fight for the crown begins! In Star Cinema’s Kung Fu Divas, Charlotte (Ai Ai de las Alas) is from a family of beauty queens, but she has yet to win a title of her own. Her final chance is the Hiyas ng Dalampasigan Pageant, and her mother has taken steps to make sure…

Movie Review: Gravity

Do you want to experience life (and get lost) in space? You have to explore Warner Bros’ Gravity! From acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, it is an ambitious 3D sci-fi thriller of survival against force of nature. It tells the story of Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer who is on her first…

Movie Review: Prisoners

“A man who lost everything is capable of anything” Placed as second-runner of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Prisoners is a film by Denis Villeneuve, the director of the Oscar-nominated foreign language film Incendies. The story revolves around Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) who is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His…

Movie Review: We’re The Millers

If anyone asks, We’re The Millers is a new comedy film from New Line Cinema directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. The story revolves around David Burke (Jason Sudeikis), a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids-after all, he has his scruples. So what…

Movie Review: About Time

What if you could relive any moment until it was perfect? From the creator of Love Actually and Notting Hill, About Time is a romantic comedy by Richard Curtis that will help you discover that making the most of life may not need time travel at all. I’ll open this review with the official synopsis…

Movie Review: Elysium

I was very impressed with director Neill Blomkamp’s District 9. Being his first full-length feature, it was such a surprise success four years ago that it was even nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Not bad for a first time right? It’s not surprising that his next feature will be another science fiction film.…

Movie Review: On The Job (OTJ)

Are you a fan of crime dramas and thrillers like Goodfellas, The Departed and The Godfather? Well, I got a film for you and take note it’s local! I’m referring to Star Cinema and Reality Entertainment’s On the Job directed by Erik Matti. Based on true events, it’s a crime-thriller which centers on four men…

Movie Review: Jobs

iPhones, iPads, iPods and Mac are all cutting edge of technology gadgets from Apple that everyone seems to have in their bags and pockets but ever wonder what is the story behind the man who innovated them? His name is Steve Jobs. When he died two years ago, Apple lost a visionary and creative genius…

Movie Review: Ekstra (The Bit Player)

After winning five awards in the recently held Cinemalaya Awards and now our official participant in this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Ekstra (The Bit Player) is one of the most buzzed local films of the year. It is a socio-realist drama-comedy that follows a seemingly usual day in the life of Loida Malabanan (played by…