MOVIE REVIEW: “Avengers: Infinity War” certainly has the stones

Avengers Infinity War

Ten years ago, the cinematic landscape for superheroes was quite different. While our colorful, costume-clad champions had already shaken off the curse of 1997’s Batman and Robin by that time, comics-based films were still considered one-and-done novelties, trilogies at most. Had things gone George Miller’s way, he would have already been filming Justice League: Mortal by then. As luck would have it, a one-two punch […]

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

Movie review, Thor, Ragnarok

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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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: Why “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” Let Me Down, Slightly [SPOILER WARNING]

The Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen Directed by Joss Whedon Philippine Release Date: April 22, 2015 Runtime: 142 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG-13 ———– When The Avengers came out three years ago, it was a massive […]

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