It's already October and I suppose Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Kool (and whoever that fourth guy is) are finally awake now after whole month of sleep. Yep. September has ended. Welcome back punk rock sellouts. Sometimes, I wish I could do that. Just sleep. Not necessarily for the whole month, but get… Continue reading Movies I’ve Seen In September: King of Comedy, Satanic Panic, John Wick 2, The Raid 2
I'm not totally sure about this, but Shane Black being attached to write and direct The Predator probably created a lot of buzz. Fans probably had high hopes for a good sequel/soft reboot. Fox probably dreamt of a franchise (re)starter. Black has that Iron Man 3 magic in him. One controversy, a handful reshoots, and… Continue reading Everybody Seems to Hate ‘The Predator’
The '90s brought us Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Eraserheads, Rivermaya, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, AND---Carlo J. Caparas movies. The last on that list is an embarrassment of riches: great acting, rape, murder, massacre, drug addicts, and Kris Aquino---all based on "true to life" stories. Couple that with sensationalist TV programs masquerading as public service, and you… Continue reading Tuhog (Larger Than Life)
There's probably a lot less at stake in Spider-Man: Far From Home than the last few MCU movies, but Spidey's second solo MCU outing understands what most Marvel superhero movies don't: that it takes a lot to beat a super-villain, physically, mentally, and emotionally. While the movie didn't offer any concrete explanation, nor visual wizardry… Continue reading The Best Spider-Man Movie?
We're Cancelling The Apocalypse! If there's one movie that had me preoccupied for most of March and April, that would be Endgame, Avengers: Endgame. And I saw it on its opening day. And we did no online reservation whatsoever. Just went to one cinema far from the city, where online reservations and reserve seating aren't… Continue reading Rewatch: Assault On Precinct 13, Slither, Samurai X, Pacific Rim
I've seen one great, two good films last month. Didn't have that much time for a full-grown weed on a pot. So, I guess the blurbs below will do for now. High Life is about a group of criminals aboard a spaceship sent for a deep outer space mission. And if you're thinking: like Con… Continue reading Films I’ve Seen in August: Parasite, High Life, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
After Avengers: Endgame, there's only one (comic book) movie that gets me excited like first date, one movie that I'm really really looking forward to: Deadpool 3. And I check the news almost every day. And every time I search for news, all I get are click-baits, misleading headlines, and dead-ends. So, while waiting for… Continue reading How long till we finally get Deadpool 3?
Pila Balde (1999) is a soft core sex film about the people in a low-cost housing development and the neighboring squatter area. Those in the housing, relatively more affluent and gainly employed, takes what the slum dwellers delivers: water, laundry services, cheap labor, even sexual services. Those in the slums depends on their more affluent… Continue reading Pila Balde / Burlesk Queen Ngayon
Some say this is the weakest entry in the Mission: Impossible series. And while these movies (unlike the TV show it's based on) have always been more about Tom Cruise than about the team, M:I 2 probably focused more on Ethan Hunt---less on the team dynamics, less on teamwork---more than did the other movies. Of… Continue reading Mission: Impossible 2
March was for catching up on a bunch of superhero movies that came out last year. April was mostly about Endgame, Avengers: Endgame, the biggest movie event of the year. But it was also about Maria, my favorite female-led action movie this year. May passed like nursing an Endgame hangover: all the disappointments, all the… Continue reading Movies I’ve Seen This Year
RIP Rutger Hauer This is medieval soft-core way before Game of Thrones made medieval soft-core porn an essential ingredient for your TV viewing experience. That is, medieval setting with enough boobs and sex to draw more viewers. By the way, that above is Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the movie's called Flesh & Blood… Continue reading Flesh + Blood
I remember this movie was showing in cinemas for maybe a couple of days before the news came out that it was PULLED OUT---all of a sudden. (You can imagine the collectives oh's and ah's from members of the movie's demographic who waited a little too long to go to the nearest theater.) It was… Continue reading Sutla