MOVIE REVIEW: “Thor: Ragnarok” is fabulous, fun… and not for Thor fans

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Moments before Thor: Ragnarok delivers upon its titular promise, the crusty-skinned Kronan, Korg (played by director Taika Waititi with tongue firmly in cheek), shares an optimistic sentiment with the surviving Asgardians aboard their transport ship. Watching Asgard literally go up in flames as the fire demon Surtur (Clancy Brown) fulfills his self-proclaimed mission of terrestrial termination, the rock-covered revolutionary assures Thor […]

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Shock and awe: 20th Century Fox unleashes NEW MUTANTS trailer

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After much anticipation and sparse details, 20th Century Fox has finally released the first official trailer of their upcoming X-Men film spinoff, The New Mutants. Following the successes of their far-from-traditional superhero films Deadpool and Logan and their generally well-received television series Legion and The Gifted, 20th Century Fox seems to be more open to experimenting with the DNA of the X-Men movie franchise. Looking more like a horror film […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Pulse-pounding scenes and eerily familiar themes maketh “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Movie Review

Right from the opening scene of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, director Matthew Vaughn wastes no time in getting the audience right into the thick of the action. The protagonist, slacker-turned-spy Eggsy Unwin, predictably escapes his first life-threatening encounter in the film, a high-speed slobberknocker-slash-car-chase slathered with the kind of ridiculously impractical gadgets and physics-violating moves one would expect from a […]

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Why Onslaught should be in the next X-Men movie

The X-Men film franchise is the Epic Meal Time of superhero movies: A large quantity of delicious ingredients (fan-favorite characters, comic-based plots, jaw-dropping special effects, iconic villains) and bacon (Wolverine – Canadian, duh) mixed together in the same predictable fashion as pretty much every other recipe before it (Wolverine snikts! Cerebro malfunctions! Magneto’s character development goes out the window!), resulting in meals that, while visually satisfying, are too messy and greasy to […]

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A comic book fan’s take on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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Regardless of whether you think the medium has evolved and aged with its readership or simply remains patronized by adults who seemingly refuse to grow up, the impact of comic books on pop culture is undeniable. Hollywood certainly thinks so, which is why the superhero movie genre has gone from being a refreshing novelty to a full-blown, yearly spectacle. It […]

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4 reasons why geek elitism needs to die

Contrary to appearances, being a “serious” geek entails a lot of hard work, financial investment, and dedication. I mean, do you have any idea how challenging it is to master the art of painting vinyl figures to look like your favorite characters? Or how many issues you need to read just to keep up with the entire history of any comic book superhero […]

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The Force is strong with Golden Ticket Events’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Premiere

My girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to be invited to Golden Ticket Events’ special screening of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ on December 16, one day before it officially premiered in Philippine cinemas. The screening was held at Cinema 3 of SM Megamall – and the crowd was crazy huge! According to Golden Ticket Events’ Marketing Director Kendrick Go, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Thumbs up for the thumb-sized “Ant-Man”

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Marvel Studios Starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Canavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson Directed by Peyton Reed TRT: 1 hour 57 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG Philippine Release Date: July 15, 2015 Distributed by Columbia Pictures (Philippines) ———————————————– The world of superhero comic books relies heavily on suspension of disbelief (set against a backdrop of a […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Jurassic World” looks back a lot, but hardly moves forward

United International Pictures, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Pictures Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B. D. Wong, Irrfan Khan Directed by Colin Trevorrow TRT: 2 hours 4 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG Philippine Release Date: June 10, 2015 Some of the most vivid memories of my childhood involved me being invited to spend […]

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