Tag Archive: movie reviews

American Psycho (2000)- “I like to dissect girls. Did you know I’m utterly insane?”

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Spoilers! The movie stars Christian Bale as Patrick/Pat Bateman, an intelligent, good looking Wall Street guy who is indistinguishable from his other buddies. He’s a wealthy guy but he harbors a very dangerous… Continue reading

Cat People (1942) – I honestly thought it was about people who liked cats.

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Be warned, spoilers ahead. *meow* This is about a woman who fears intimacy with her husband. She’s Serbian (her husband is American), and her fear stems from her country’s fables about how a… Continue reading

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

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*River Song voice* Spoilers.  Shawshank Redemption is based on the Stephen King novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. Why they removed the gorgeous Rita from their title still baffles me. I decided to see… Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast (2017) – The first and last five minutes were great!

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Here are the really nice things about the live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’: The opening title. It was a direct shout-out to the cartoon, right? The ending credits were also quite heartwarming,… Continue reading

Logan (2017) – “The end of an era.”

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*Mild spoilers ahead* I’m going to start off by saying I didn’t grow up reading comic books. They were and still are expensive and neither of my parents were into them. So I… Continue reading

Fences (2016) – “That’s the way that go.”

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I wrote a little piece about the Oscar noms for Theater Fans Manila (shameless plug) and one person commented that Fences and Moonlight were ‘boring and bleak’. Well! I felt challenged. I HAD… Continue reading

Nocturnal Animals (2016) – “Enjoy the absurdity of our world. It’s a lot less painful.”

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Fair warning, there may be spoilers ahead. This certainly isn’t the movie you should watch if you want a light-hearted story at two in the morning. I made that mistake. Though I knew… Continue reading

Grease 2 (1982) – So wrong, but it feels so right!

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Okay, it’s time to come clean. My family – unironically, genuinely – loves Grease 2. As my niece puts it, we are probably the only people in the world who voluntarily watch it… Continue reading

Oklahoma! (1955)

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I had never seen Oklahoma! and it finally seemed like a good time to get into it. The DVD was just lying there on the shelf, so I dove in. It’s a story… Continue reading

Daddy Long Legs (1955)

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Daddy Long Legs is the story of philanthropist Jervis Pendleton III (Fred Astaire) and his relationship with the orphan he puts through college, Julie Andre (Leslie Caron). The story gets started with Jervis’… Continue reading

Easter Parade (1948)

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I can’t believe I’ve never seen Easter Parade before! For Classic Movies, I usually write about my favorites, which means movies I’ve seen so many times. So this is a first. The movie… Continue reading

Give My Regards To Broad Street (1984)

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The first thing to remember when watching Give My Regards To Broad Street is, you can’t look at it as a movie. Otherwise, even true-blue Paul McCartney fans – who are probably the only people… Continue reading

Austenland (2013)

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It took me a long time to write my thoughts about this movie, because I went through quite a roller coaster of emotions about it that I had to process it a bit. First… Continue reading

Ant-Man (2015)

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Let me begin this by apologizing to all Marvel fanatics out there: I’m sorry. I have never read a Marvel comic in my life. Zilch. And I completely understand how you feel if… Continue reading

The Great Escape (1963)

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Every few weeks we’d get stuck for a movie to watch on movie night, and the conversation would inevitably go like this: Witches’ coven: So, what are we watching tonight? Me: *pretends to… Continue reading

Jesus Christ Superstar (1970)

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Holy Week is upon us, which in the Philippines means a week off work to observe religious rituals such as the Visita Iglesia, where you’re supposed to visit fourteen churches in one night;… Continue reading

Wild (2014)

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You know those movies that show the triumph of the human spirit over insurmountable odds, that show the pain of losing yourself and the joy of finding your way back again, the power… Continue reading

Birdman (or: I Was Duped!) (2014)

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SPOILERS AHEAD. I went into this movie thinking it was going to be a straight up comedy, because it was in the comedy category at all the awards shows, right? Also, I really… Continue reading

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