Deadpool: The ‘Merc with a mouth’ scores a cinematic hit

Deadpool is not even a movie. The whole thing felt like a long comedy sketch that the likes of SNL or Funny Or Die may have produced (check out their Captain Planet series with Don Cheadle). Needless to say, the entire concept was brilliant. If there’s something that can define Ryan Reynolds from now on, […]

Charlie Brown shows us how to get the girl in the new Peanuts movie

I was curious about the new animated Peanuts movie: Snoopy and Charlie Brown because it was getting good reviews. I grew up reading compilations of Peanuts comic strips in book form and thought it would be fun to see how Hollywood rendered the characters using computer generated imagery. Being the film buff that I am, […]

Alternative Media (Part 16): Muro-Ami (The Reef Hunters): A Modern Moby Dick

Now look, as you can probably tell, I’m not a big fan of local films and TV shows. Indeed, I go out of my way to bash the local media at every opportunity and I especially hate the MMFF which I detest now more than ever for refusing to show Star Wars: The Force Awakens just so […]

Episode VII: The Force Awakens will make Star Wars fans of even the uninitiated!

Rusty and dusty — it’s the overall look and feel of Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Fans of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars universe will have worked that out just on the basis of the trailers alone which have been coming out over the Net over the last 12 months. The film itself does not […]

Alternative Media 11: Masterpieces in Philippine Cinema

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for another Alternative Media article! This time, we will discuss three local films that, in my opinion at least, is worth a look for many of our moviegoers out there. After all, I’m sure a lot of you are tired with the way I like to criticize local media […]

Unthinkable: A Movie To Think About

I remember writing an article about my preference when it comes to horror. However, when I’m asked what’s the scariest horror film I’ve ever watched, I will answer Unthinkable. Unthinkable isn’t a very well known film even though it features some well-known names like Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Michael Sheen and has a rather horrifying […]

Ant-Man rocks while distracting us from quantum science!

Uncontrolled shrinking into the infinitesimal cosmos as Scott Carey did in the 1957 sci-fi classic, The Incredible Shrinking Man — that is the concept Ant-Man owes a tip of the hat to in one of its final scenes when Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) plunges seemingly toward a similar fate after being left with […]

Love and Mercy: a moving slice out of the life of a creative genius

You begin to understand a bit more about what artists go through by the time you finish Love and Mercy. The story of Beach Boy founder and main creative engine Brian Wilson is a moving account of the cost of a lifetime of intense focus on getting an artistic vision out of your system and […]