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MOVIE REVIEW: Black Mass (2015)

Black Mass is triumphant in presenting yet another Johnny Depp persona–this time sans the misfires that could just continue to stereotype him for being unaware of what is beyond the fluorishes and costumes and funny […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience (2015)

THE WALK by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine
Reviewed at the advance screening at the IMAX Theater of SM Megamall

In 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit strung a tightrope rigged between the twin towers of what used to be the tallest skyscraper, the World Trade Center, for a morning stroll. The Walk takes a close look at this high-wire artist who left the world in awe for his unauthorized death-defying stunt.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

The part where an awkward guy meets a lovely girl diagnosed with cancer. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl could be a love story but this is rather a story of mismatched friendship. The premise could simply sound familiar until one finally sees the beauty, wit and charm in watching through and through. Apologies to the followers of the likes of The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and Now is Good (2012), but this particular one is more than the usual dose of a tear-jerker. Instead of making its audiences cry, it intends to let them care for and see through its characters.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Everest (2015)

In Everest, it is all throughout about the concept of “man versus nature”. The competition is not between people; the last word always belongs to the mountain. And so as the story unfolds and we take a good look at the tragic reality of the May 1996 expedition in which eight climbers died, the experience is dizzyingly hard to bear but it is as entertaining as how it should be for its intrepid stunts and special effects.