‘The Predator (2018)’ review: Gratuitously violent and offensive

Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’ is a deviation to the horror-action classic and this is not the film’s biggest problem. I understand Shane Black’s decision to take the risk here. The succeeding sequels to the 1987 Predator revamped the franchise by introducing larger predators and moving the story outside Earth. Then there’s the horrendous idea of pittingContinue reading “‘The Predator (2018)’ review: Gratuitously violent and offensive”

Award-winning young actor Jacob Tremblay triggers return of ‘The Predator’

From the outer reaches of space to the to the backwoods of southern Georgia, the hunt comes home in director Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before. And only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and an evolutionary biology professor canContinue reading “Award-winning young actor Jacob Tremblay triggers return of ‘The Predator’”

Novel-turned-movie ‘Wonder’ stars Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson

Based on the New York Times bestselling novel “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio and directed by Stephen Chbosky (“Perks of being a Wildflower”), the amazing movie adaptation stars Academy Award winning actress (“Erin Brokovich”) Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson (“Marley & Me”), with Jacob Tremblay (“Room”). “You are not ugly, and anyone who cares to knowContinue reading “Novel-turned-movie ‘Wonder’ stars Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson”

MOVIE REVIEW: Room (2015)

Room can be perceived in countless ways. One, it could be anything but a claustrophobic look at the lives of a mother and her five year-old son who has been living in a ten-by-ten feet enclosed, windowless, sound-proof space for several years—a harrowing idea of imprisonment and deprivation liberty and sanity. In another hand, itContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: Room (2015)”

Academy Award frontrunner ‘Room’ relates unbreakable mother-son bond

This year’s strong contender and frontrunner in the 88th Oscars, “Room” being nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress takes the audience on a visceral experience as we are introduced to the cramped world of the five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma named Joy (Brie Larson), where he wasContinue reading “Academy Award frontrunner ‘Room’ relates unbreakable mother-son bond”

Academy Award-nominated film ‘Room’ opens Feb 17 in PH

The highly-acclaimed tearjerker film “Room” where the audience rooted for the mother and son’s chance at freedom who were imprisoned in a sound-proof shed for seven years will now open in local cinemas on February 17. Based on the international bestselling book written by Emma Donoghue of the same title, director Lenny Abrahamson brings theContinue reading “Academy Award-nominated film ‘Room’ opens Feb 17 in PH”