October Roundup: The Dead Don’t Die,The Boys, We Will Not Die Tonight, Midsommar, etc.

The Boys (2019) While some Marvel fans get off by speculating whether someone ever get laid inside the Avengers compound before Endgame (Did Captain America had a one nighter with Black Widow (or... Rhodey perhaps)? Just to, y'know, release some tension? Did Tony Stark had a one last one with Gwyneth Paltrow before the "time… Continue reading October Roundup: The Dead Don’t Die,The Boys, We Will Not Die Tonight, Midsommar, etc.

The Magnificent Seven: Another Unnecessary Remake?

Heard about this remake probably two years ago, then kind of forgot it exists. Never cared who's in it, who's behind it. Until two days ago, when I caught the movie's final third. Or should I say, it caught me---off guard---as I found myself transported right in the middle of Rose Creek in the heat… Continue reading The Magnificent Seven: Another Unnecessary Remake?

The Untamed

Too much--of something is bad enough---says the Spice Girls hit song from the '90s. It applies to a lot of things for sure---if not everything---including sex. Of which Alejandra gets very little, because her husband Angel, who's also fucking her brother Fabian from behind her back, only knows how to please himself. Her husband's actually… Continue reading The Untamed

Movies I’ve Seen In September: King of Comedy, Satanic Panic, John Wick 2, The Raid 2

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

Everybody Seems to Hate ‘The Predator’

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’

Tuhog (Larger Than Life)

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)

The Best Spider-Man Movie?

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?

Rewatch: Assault On Precinct 13, Slither, Samurai X, Pacific Rim

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

Films I’ve Seen in August: Parasite, High Life, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

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

How long till we finally get Deadpool 3?

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 / Burlesk Queen Ngayon

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

Mission: Impossible 2

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