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Summer Movies Recap Part 1

The US summer season is that time of the year where Hollywood studios release their biggest, most hyped, expensive and heavily marketed films. 2011 was the year of the superheroes, a genre which has become too crowded lately. There were good films, as well as bad. Some movies achieved box office and critical successes whereas … Continue reading

An Afternoon of French Cinema

The Alliance Francaise de Cebu brings five French films to the local cinemas as they have done for the past years and this time admission is still free. This year, the films are an eclectic mix from comedy, drama and adventure each with different themes and tones. Here are the five films on the playlist: … Continue reading

Upcoming Movies (Trailers of the ones you haven’t heard of)

With the summer blockbuster season nearing its end, it’s time to look at upcoming movies which slipped under the radar. While most people are stoked about the next iteration of Transformers or the next big superhero movie, I’m more interested in these art house films some of which you might not have heard of. Take … Continue reading

The Eagle

The Eagle is a 2011 historical film based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s 1954 historical adventure novel The Eagle of the Ninth. It was directed by Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) adapted for the screen by Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland) starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland and Mark Strong. I picked … Continue reading

Biutiful

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu has always impressed me ever since his debut feature film Amores Perros way back in 2000. His unflinching style and portrayal of the dour and depressing aspects of life have served to divide audiences in the past. All of his movies (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) achieved massive critical and … Continue reading

Red Riding Hood

Yet another classic fairy tale given a dark and twisted adaptation? Why not? That was my initial reaction when I first saw the trailer for this film. It looked classy, slick and just oozed with style. That is, until Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke’s name popped up, and all the wonder and amazement was instantly forgotten. … Continue reading

Scream 4

Scream 4 tries a little bit to hard to reinvent genre which ends up making the movie feel convoluted and contrived, makes this installment seem like a remake of a classic 80’s slasher, average screenplay but what’s surprising amidst all of these negatives is it somehow manages to entertain and give a fair share of … Continue reading

Best Film Scores of 2011 (Midyear review)

Since a film obviously isn’t a complete film without a score, then it’s only appropriate that we feature film scores in this blog. (Although some movies are brave enough to abstain from a score and still get away with it) I admit, I’m a film score junkie and I collect movie OSTs in a listen … Continue reading

Let Me In

Let Me In is a 2010 American horror drama based on the highly acclaimed 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in), and the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Let me get this out of the way first, THIS IS NOT ANOTHER ‘TWILIGHT’. A lot of … Continue reading

Nicholas Sparks Film Adaptations – Snap Judgements

Over the past couple of weeks I was on a reading and viewing spree, marathoning series after series, movie after movie, book after book. It was an exhausting but enlightening experience. It was only until a few days ago when I realized I have finished reading and watching all Nicholas Sparks film adaptations. I was … Continue reading

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