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

batman v superman dawn of justice

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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(RETRO) MOVIE REVIEW: Green Lantern (2011)

Welcome to (RETRO) MOVIE REVIEW, a series of movie reviews I wrote a long time ago. (Some of these were written even before my stint on FlipGeeks.) These were originally published on my old blog (the URL of which I have conveniently and completely forgotten) and on Facebook notes (which have been deleted already). I think I did a lot more […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “The Maze Runner” Avoids Running Around in Circles

The Maze Runner

20th Century Fox, Gotham Group, Temple Hill Entertainment Distributed by Warner Bros. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario Directed by Wes Ball Philippine Release Date: September 17, 2014 Total running time: 113 minutes MTRCB Rating: PG If you’re a fan of films that fall under the same genre as The Hunger Games, there’s a good […]

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