‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ review: Phenomenal titan clash

Godzilla: King of the Monsters takes VFX terror and awe to a skyrocketing high. Those who are out for blood (and radiation) should see this on the biggest screen possible. Any sensible moviegoer should know that Godzilla is the star of any given Godzilla show. Human characters naturally play second fiddle to the story. AfterContinue reading “‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ review: Phenomenal titan clash”

WATCH: ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ payoff trailer reveals epic action

Saving the world is easy, but working together is going to be a real pain in the ass. Watch the payoff trailer for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby. In Philippine cinemas July 31, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is distributed by United International Pictures throughContinue reading “WATCH: ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ payoff trailer reveals epic action”

‘Maria’ review: Cristine Reyes astounds in a well-executed badass film

Pedring Lopez’ ‘Maria’ almost gives Hollywood action flicks a run for their money. When a former BlackRose cartel assassin, Lily (Cristine Reyes), deliberately betrays her team by refusing to complete a certain mission, the cartel orders her execution. Unbeknownst to them, she fakes her own death and proceeds to create a new life of herContinue reading “‘Maria’ review: Cristine Reyes astounds in a well-executed badass film”

Liam Neeson’s vengeance fuels hard-pounding action in ‘Cold Pursuit’

Blood in the snow will flow in Liam Neeson’s (known for the highly successful Taken franchise) latest thrilling action film “Cold Pursuit” where he plays Nes Coxman, a snowplough driver  in  Kehoe, a 10 degrees and counting glitzy ski resort in the Rocky Mountains. Liam Neeson is no stranger to reinvention. But even by hisContinue reading “Liam Neeson’s vengeance fuels hard-pounding action in ‘Cold Pursuit’”

Mark Wahlberg, director Peter Berg collaborate anew via action-thriller ‘Mile 22’

VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment proudly present “Mile 22”, the fourth film collaboration between director Peter Berg and two-time Academy award nominee Mark Wahlberg after their blockbuster movies “Patriots Day”, “Deepwater Horizon” and the Oscar-nominated “Lone Survivor”. “Mile 22” follows an elite paramilitary team called the “Ground Branch” who must travel 22 miles inContinue reading “Mark Wahlberg, director Peter Berg collaborate anew via action-thriller ‘Mile 22’”

‘BuyBust’ review: Mind-searing desperation and damnation in the hellish slums of Manila

Erik Matti’s ‘BuyBust’ could just be the catalyst in the second coming of Philippine action films. Looking at Erik Matti’s acclaimed body of work (2013’s On The Job and 2015’s Honor Thy Father), it’s safe to say that violence has always been a driving force in his brand of filmmaking. Whereas social media can easilyContinue reading “‘BuyBust’ review: Mind-searing desperation and damnation in the hellish slums of Manila”

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ review: Rare franchise consistently outperforming itself

With its sharp choreography and tight pacing, Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ solidifies itself as this year’s action movie to beat. Like its ageless franchise, Tom Cruise is simply an indestructible icon. The ‘Tom-Cruise-risks-his-life-for-our-entertainment’ show is back. See the legendary Ethan Hunt run, drive, climb, leap, swing and fight with 110% effort, while showingContinue reading “‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ review: Rare franchise consistently outperforming itself”

‘Skyscraper’ review: Physics-defying, vertigo-inducing action flick

Looking at The Rock’s trajectory in this movie poster, there’s simply no way he could have made it, right? ‘Skyscraper’ screws physics and logic to disprove this. These days, Dwayne Johnson has been churning out blockbuster movies faster than any other action star—like he’s a film studio himself. Not to mention his ongoing HBO showContinue reading “‘Skyscraper’ review: Physics-defying, vertigo-inducing action flick”

Bruce Willis turns deadly avenger in action-packed ‘Death Wish’

Bruce Willis stars in his latest action-packed movie where fury and fate will collide in “Death Wish”, based on Brian Garfield’s novel. A must-see with a new twist from the original film, “Death Wish” trails the brutal reality of Willis’ character as Dr. Paul Kersey, a surgeon who only sees the the aftermath of ChicagoContinue reading “Bruce Willis turns deadly avenger in action-packed ‘Death Wish’”

Bruce Willis stars in bank heist film ‘Marauders’

Iconic action star Bruce Willis of “Die Hard” franchise and Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) star in the frenetic heist film “Marauders” about an untraceable group of elite bank robbers chased by a suicidal FBI Agent who uncovers a deeper purpose behind the robbery-homicides. FBI Special Agent Jonathan Montgomery (Christopher Meloni) is on theContinue reading “Bruce Willis stars in bank heist film ‘Marauders’”