GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017)

I like how the 2nd installment is very character-driven, very personal. I feel that GotG does better character development than most superheroes movies. It’s a lot funnier than the first one too. Predictable one-liners, but they give me giggles just fine. One thing though, the soundtracks are great but they feel forced to fit into…

ARRIVAL (2016)

I waited so long for this to arrive here only to be let down that it didn’t feel as “profound” as everyone said. At least to my experience. With its own complexity, Arrival is a cerebral science fiction unlike the generic alien encounter stories out there. Sadly, the profoundness is too subtle for me to…

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)

Rogue One: Another Daddy Issue Story Rogue One’s time frame is too far from Revenge of the Sith to be called Episode 3.5. The entire movie is merely the extended version of A New Hope’s opening scene. This is the most menacing Vader has ever looked in the franchise. Full-on badassery! Gareth Edwards certainly knows…

THE MAN FROM EARTH [2007]

A young professor claims he’s a Cro-Magnon who survived 14,000 years of living in front of his fellow academics ranging from a biologist, anthropologist, archaeologist, historian, Christian literary scholar, and psychiatrist. Their impromptu farewell party turns into a Q & A of history, philosophy, logic, science, and religion that makes them question his validity and…

INTERSTELLAR (2014)

Never had I thought Interstellar came with a prerequisite. While the gist of the story is pretty much straightforward and simple (yes, it is), the screenplay weighs too heavily on scientific terms and theories. It isn’t providing answers, just evoking more questions (typical Nolan). It is great to have rocket science in a movie, but…

UNDER THE SKIN (2014)

UNDER THE SKIN is unsettling in a veeeeeeery weird way. If you’re into artsy, peculiar, out of this world (no pun intended) sci-fi horror, you should check it out and be utterly mystified. ScarJo’s performance is wowzer! And the scores perfectly blend with the cold, dark, and empty ambience. Chilling. PS: You might need a…

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (2014)

I do not have any complaints. This hardly ever happened. Days of Future Past exceeds my expectation. And trust me, expectation was pretty high considering the marketing hype. First off, I might have underestimated Quicksilver. But oh boy, with not much of screen time, Evan Peters nailing it pretty damn good. In fact, I can…

FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY (2013)

Steampunk Nazi zombies? Yep, the greatest zombie flick you’ve been waiting for. The creature designs are INSANE. Those are what nightmares made of.

SNOWPIERCER (2013)

The humanity and social issues are strong with this one. Came to see Snowpiercer with no expectation at all, had no slightest idea what the story would be, and hell I didn’t even know it’s futuristic. Maybe that’s why it’s so enjoyable. Ignorance is bliss. Of course it’s not without faults. In fact, there were…

GRAVITY (2013)

Let’s not talking about the visual. Because DUH. Space nerd in me kept having a seizure. Truth is, I am more touched than thrilled. The “suspense” did not overwhelm me. The “sentiment” did. I notice plenty of symbolism. Stone floating and curled up in fetal position. You can even see the “umbilical cord”. Comfort. Safe….

BATTLESHIP (2012)

Despite the bashing, Battleship as sci-fi action flick is definitely delivered without a hitch. It’s pure entertainment as it should be. Special FX junkies be prepared for the feast. Also, I suspect Michael Bay secretly directed Battleship under the pseudonym Peter Berg.

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012)

A fresh horrifying terror from Whedon and Goddard. Prepare to witness Pandora’s Box unleashed. Cabin in the Woods is your worst nightmare(s).