‘Yesterday’ review: A world without The Beatles

As a charming offbeat romcom that highlights the music of The Beatles, ‘Yesterday’ is easy to let into your heart. As a Beatles fan myself, I’m inclined to say that any film that features their music is automatically worthy of the admission price. The band rightfully deserves their pedestal in rock n’ roll history –Continue reading “‘Yesterday’ review: A world without The Beatles”

‘My Letters to Happy’ review: Exquisitely handles a touchy subject

‘My Letters to Happy’ tells a relevant and heartwarming story of lovers trying to overcome their personal flaws outside the relationship. If you think that My Letters to Happy is just another local love story, brace yourself because it’s not. The romcom theme in it is actually just a facade to a much deeper subjectContinue reading “‘My Letters to Happy’ review: Exquisitely handles a touchy subject”

‘Between Maybes’ review: Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson delight in well-written romcom

In Between Maybes, award-winning writer-director Jason Paul Laxamana takes us to a beautiful getaway with Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson’s amazing act and chemistry. Louie Puyat (Gerald Anderson) has been living a solitary life in Saga, Japan until his silence is broken by the arrival of Hazel Ilagan (Julia Barretto), a washed up actress strugglingContinue reading “‘Between Maybes’ review: Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson delight in well-written romcom”

‘Stranded’ review: Silver lining in hopeless situations

Ice Idanan’s ‘Stranded’ shows how a chance encounter can change your life perspective. In Stranded, a go-getter delivery boy Spencer (Arjo Atayde) and a workaholic pretty girl Julia (Jessy Mendiola) find themselves stranded inside an office building due to a heavy typhoon. With no one else to keep them company but themselves, the two soonContinue reading “‘Stranded’ review: Silver lining in hopeless situations”

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ review: Half-hearted satirical romcom

Isn’t It Romantic embraces too much of its satirical elements that it becomes the very thing that it’s trying to avoid. Presented as a satirical take to romcoms, Isn’t It Romantic is supposed to mock the conventions of its genre as meta as it can. In its center is a cynical architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson)Continue reading “‘Isn’t It Romantic’ review: Half-hearted satirical romcom”

‘Little Italy’ review: More like cheesecake than pizza

The clichéd poster of Donald Petrie’s ‘Little Italy’ is already an indication of the cheesy tropes that will be served throughout the film. There’s no secret recipe in Little Italy. It’s one of those whimsical romcoms trying to make a comeback in Hollywood using a classic formula. You can easily compare it to the farContinue reading “‘Little Italy’ review: More like cheesecake than pizza”

Romantic comedy ‘My New Sassy Girl’ awaits funny misadventures

From the surprise romantic blockbuster South Korean film “My Sassy Girl,” the comical and lovable Cha-tae Hyun is back in his latest romantic misadventures in “My New Sassy Girl.” Following the sincere, funny and hapless Gyun-Woo (Cha-tae Hyun), he is now married in “My New Sassy Girl” to his childhood sweetheart played by Victoria Song.Continue reading “Romantic comedy ‘My New Sassy Girl’ awaits funny misadventures”

Plus-sized woman finds ‘Relative Happiness’ in new romantic comedy

Plus–sized and 30 years old, Lexie Ivy is a feisty bed & breakfast owner who desperately needs a date to her sister’s wedding. In small town Nova Scotia, that’s no easy task, especially when the most eligible bachelor is Joss, the rough handyman fixing her roof. When Adrian, a handsome and charming guest, arrives and seemsContinue reading “Plus-sized woman finds ‘Relative Happiness’ in new romantic comedy”