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‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ review: An analog spy in a digital world

Despite going for more absurd gags, David Kerr’s ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ struggles to justify its existence in the modern world. In one scene in Johnny English Strikes Again, the bumbling titular hero (Rowan Atkinson), donned with full medieval armor, trips on the top of a staircase and crashes all the way down the exit ...

‘A Star is Born’ review [1 of 2]: Grit behind the glam

Bradley Cooper recreates a role of a lifetime for him and Lady Gaga in ‘A Star is Born.’ There’s much more to the fourth reiteration of A Star is Born rather than being Bradley Cooper’s passion project. It operates on many levels – an underdog musical, a titillating romance, an existentialist tale, and most of ...

‘Brother of the Year’ review: Sibling rivalry with surprise heartfelt turn

Witthaya Thongyuyong’s ‘Brother of the Year’ gives you more than what you expect for. Thai production studio GDH’s follow up to the smash hit Bad Genius doesn’t bear a high-concept premise but rather a crowd-pleasing subject that will resonate most to Asian viewers. Heavily marketed as a sibling comedy with a dash of romcom, Brother ...

‘The Hows of Us’ review: Fluffy and uneven for a KathNiel movie

Cathy Garcia-Molina should be asking more ‘hows’ in adding fresh ideas to her romcom releases. In The Hows of Us, two former flames are forced to live together in the same house that they once shared. But before main conflict completely plays out, a flashback montage is first shown. Wide-eyed dreamers Georgina (Kathryn Bernardo), a ...

‘The Equalizer 2’ review: Denzel Washington balances the action and the drama

Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Equalizer 2’ slow-burn approach muddles with too many subplots but it eventually pays off with a cathartic finale. The Equalizer 2 brings back Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall – a low-key vigilante who now works as an unassuming Lyft driver. Apart from having a neat excuse for brand placement, it’s also the film’s ...

MOVIE REVIEWS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 (Part 1)

Here’s the first part of our report on ‘Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018’ in which we cover Bakwit Boys, Madilim Ang Gabi, Pinay Beauty, and Unli Life. The 2nd edition of PPP runs from August 15 to 21 in Philippine cinemas nationwide. READ MORE: Guide to Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 BAKWIT BOYS For such a small-scale ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Ready Player One (2018)

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is a timeless tribute to escapism, an amalgamation of all geek worlds, an apotheosis of nostalgia. This is the reason why we go to cinema. Atari 2600, Akira, Batman, Chucky, Godzilla, Gundam, Hello Kitty, The Iron Giant, Jurassic Park, King Kong, Looney Tunes, Street Fighter, Star Wars, Willy Wonka, Saturday ...

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