random thoughts about ignacio de loyola
SPOILER WARNING: THIS MOVIE IS ABOUT A SAINT WHOSE BIO IS ALL OVER THE NET (CATHOLICISM HAS SURVIVED THIS LONG BECAUSE IT TELLS AWESOME STORIES, REPETITIVELY.) BUT IF YOU’RE SERIOUSLY ANTI-SPOILER, STOP READING, COME BACK WHEN YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE. 1. two ateneans walk into a cinema to watch a movie about the jesuit knight. of course […]
sinong gustong pumunta ng la mesa dam? go cliff-hanging? bike like a boss? Lakbay2Love lang katapat niyan.
50 random thoughts while watching Honor Thy Father
For an actual review, without spoilers, check out PJ Oliveria’s take at Nood.ph. For my random thoughts, obfuscated but with spoilers, read on: (Trailer) Oh cool, exploding people. Very cool. (Trailer) I love Darna’s burning hair. Love it. Daragang Magayon. I don’t think he’s hoeing right…but where’s the body? It’s a dog eat dog world. Have […]
mmff is here again
i often tell people that i don’t watch Pinoy films, but it’s only partially true. i don’t usually seek them out, but i do watch them. in fact, there was a time in my life that i was actually obliged to traipse to the cinema every MMFF season because i had to review the films […]
star wars: TFA (anyare?)
i watched ep VII yesterday. still haven’t processed it. but my friend sent this review to me today, and i totally agree. damn it. haha.
Period action flick? Yes, please.
I’ve never seen a single TV episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but when I saw the movie trailer for its big-screen origin story, I just had to go buy a ticket. Sexy mad men in snazzy suits or bomber jacket and turtleneck pairings. Glamorous femmes fatales in chic outfits, perfectly dolled up with extensive falsies and piled-on bling. […]
i liked the movie. i liked the style of it, the contrast between the vast outside spaces and the claustrophobic hidden ground where AI and human interact. i liked the natural pivots of the narrative, the pithy philosophical bombs dropped here and there for the audience to pick up and chew on. (ever tried eating […]
3 things (Insurgent spoilers)
Another bout with insomnia has me listing things that Insurgent the movie bypassed that I kinda miss from ze book). * Four having to confess to all and sundry via Candor trial that his leaving Abnegation for Dauntless was his biggest regret–that it was an act of cowardice because he’d needed to leave his abusive […]
gone… gone… gone..
*spoilers of flynn and fincher’s ‘gone girl’* it’s liberating to be a villain. and we don’t see enough female villains. these days we’re even subverting villains into victims. all these fairy tales being revised so monsters are just misunderstood. (there has to be a saving grace. you can’t just decide to crash a party and […]
What happened to EIGA SAI?
They started giving out the tickets when the gates opened, 30 minutes before the movie started at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. I’d been there since 2:30 p.m. and I was actually on the far end of the waiting line. I held the green slip for less than a minute before I handed it […]