Movie Review: The Crying Game (1992)

WATCH! The Crying Game is one of those film with a climatic snake-in-a-can moment that no one can unseen. Unfortunately, that shocking scene has pigeonholed the film. But, it spoke to a deeper allegory of human relationships and loyalty. On top, The Crying Game made Tammy Wynette relevant again with Stand by Your Man –  a gay mens’ anthem – used for its […]

Movie Review: Jason Bourne(2016)

SKIP! It seems the only reason to have this film made was to reboot the franchise and had Matt Damon resumed his role as Bourne. Otherwise, I was at a lost watching this actions packed film that didn’t really have a story to tell; the special effects: ip tracking, fighting and car chasing, could have […]

WATCH: Sicario (2015)

  A SWAT team raided a shed full of corpses buried inside dry walls. Kate Macer(Emily Blunt) the team leader deployed for hostages rescue. It ended with two dead team members when a wired bomb exploded. Kate and partner, Reggie Wayne(Daniel Kaluuya) were summoned to headquarter for debriefing, except they were sitting outside a sound-proofed glass […]

Movie Review: Kingsman (2014)

Kingsman was one of those that most missed out, likely from fatigue of yet another YA spy movie: Agent Cody Banks(2003), Nancy Drew(2007),…or just being one more Young Adult film! It was also released at the height of awards season, where most were getting in line to see nominated films, no doubts. But not all is lost, thanks to […]

Movie Review: Jurassic World (2015)

Finally I watched 2015 summer blockbuster, Jurassic World(2015). The re-boot of the franchise Jurassic Park(1993) being the first and the most memorable. I went to see the 20th anniversary 3D remastered in 2013, and I liked it a lot. Back then I said the 3D effects were worth the ticket price. It should be the same for Jurassic World, cause […]

Movie Review: Erased (2013)

Aaron Eckhart must be working hard to show his readiness for weekend opening’s lead, but so far, luck was not on his side. Erased(2013) was exceptionally bad. They sold me with its trailer! It looked interesting with elements of The Bourne Identity(2002) : someone is trying to kill a ex-CIA; Taken(2008) : going after his kidnapped daughter. It had actions, thriller written all over it, and […]

Movie Review: The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

This was a Quentin Tarantino presented film, i.e., with his seal of approval. The director/actor was RZA, credited mostly for his song writings. Since he wrote, and directed this film, naturally he played the main actor, “Blacksmith“, or aka the man with the iron fists. The title was pretty clear that he would have two iron fists at the […]