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Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sequel is short on one thing that is widely regarded as a bane to filmmakers worldwide. Wonder Woman 1984 is certainly not an awful superhero film, but if we place the movie side-by-side with its predecessor — Wonder Woman (2017), it certainly leaves much to be desired. And I mean, an awful lot, to be desired.

Much of the hype surrounding Wonder Woman 1984 centered around Jenkins, who had shocked the world with the success of her first Wonder Woman film. …


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Flashier does not equal better

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DC’s follow up to the marvelous Wonder Woman (2017) is supposed to briefly detach us away from the ‘breathtaking’ 2020, and allow us to take a short trip to an alternate world of good ol’ 80’s where superheroes exist. As a cinematic piece that comes directly from the hands of Patty Jenkins herself, I expect no less from Wonder Woman 1984. In some ways, my wish was fulfilled, but in some ways, I was unknowingly asking for too much. …


A rebellious and garish shootout born out of gamer’s deepest desires

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Overview:

Take away his wand. Give him some guns. Make him a nerd. Is it really that straightforward? Nope, I don’t think so . There is so much more going on in Guns Akimbo that it is not just an alternate universe where Harry Potter was born in a modern world and grew up to become a programmer.

After watching eight films in a timespan that stretches over eleven years, it is hard for me to associate Danial Radcliffe with anything other than a boy-wizard, and yet, here he is today, toying with guns in Guns Akimbo. Truth to be told, I was not overly excited to hop into the theaters for Guns Akimbo when I screened the trailers initially. The sight of Radcliffe’s character going Will Farrell, running around in public with his hairy thigh exposed isn’t exactly enticing. …


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Pale skin. Heavy-breathing. Disappearing iris. We all know too well how perfectly-healthy humans can turn ill and end up being zombies in Resident Evil. Though originally released as far back as in 1996, there is no doubt that many adults today still remember the fear and terror of playing Resident Evil for the first time at night, alone. Even until today, many still wonder how a game console, a puny TV and crappy resolution were able to give them a good deal of nightmare.

Then came Resident Evil (2002), a live-action movie based on the game with a leading character who was a total unknown — Alice. Not being a Redfield or a Valentine, Alice continued to confuse the viewers — players and non-players alike — and I would totally forgive anyone who thought that Resident Evil was a zombified twist to the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. To clear up the air, Alice was in fact a custom-made character created by director Paul W. S. Anderson to make his live-action movie less predictable to the viewers, by large those who had already completed the game(s). And I swear to you that she was born of an idea as complex as “a Caucasian woman stealing Ada Wong’s red dress”. …


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Of course, and respectfully, it is not the Aston Martin DB5. We all know that Rami Malek’s Safin looks set to become one of the dopest villains in the Bond franchise, but do you know that Daniel Craig’s final Bond outing in No Time to Die will also feature one of the craziest Aston Martins ever?

Ever since Sean Connery grappled with the steering wheel of an Aston Martin DB5 as he maneuvered through tricky situations as 007, the car brand has become pretty much synonymous with the world-renowned secret agent. While the DB5 is often touted as the ‘official car’ for Bond, newer audiences will tend to gravitate more towards Aston Martin being an ‘official brand’ for Bond films. In the recent years, more and more models of Aston Martin have made their way into the growing franchise with the hope of replicating the fame and success that their ancestor — the DB5 — had, and although none of them has achieved that iconic status so far, it is certainly cool to see modern, drool-worthy Astons on the big screen. …


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There is something about the movie that can’t be quantified

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“Discover Holidate. An online platform for singles around the world to virtually date each other on holidays. It’s fun! It’s safe, and it totally complies with the decade-long lockdown that the world is going through. Download now.” Sounds like a solid copy for an app getting launched in 2025. Beer festivals. New Year Eve parties. Those things you see in the movie, Holidate? They all seem to be increasingly distant from reality now.

Holidate (the movie) is about Sloane (Emma Roberts), a young, single lady just a little south of her big 30, who is constantly subjected to attempted match-makes by her desperate mother (Frances Fisher). Like all great mothers do, she fears that Sloane’s climbing age and reluctance to date will diminish her valuation in the ‘dating market’. After getting nudged by her mother and relatives about her love life in a holiday event, Sloane strikes a pact with a bloke, Jackson (Luke Bracey) to fulfill each other’s holidays, assuring themselves that they don’t share romantic interests. …


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Think that you had enough of Covid-19? The trailer of Michael Bay’s upcoming pandemic thriller, Songbird, suggests that you hold your horses and set your sights straight on Covid-23.

The world certainly does not need another installment of Aubobots squaring off with Decepticons right now, at least not one directed by Michael Bay and features an explosion every five seconds. …


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Sophistication comes with a price

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Rebecca might easily be the most interesting film offering from Netflix to date, but is it also the most exciting? It is mind-boggling to know that one of the freshest concepts that eventually materialized into a Netflix original film came from a material that is more than 60 years old. Forget about the mercenary’s tale, the group of immortals or the superhero-pills — this, is the most sophisticated blend among its peers. But sophistication sometimes comes with a price, and the most haunting question that looms over Rebecca is — what does it cost?

Does it need award-winning actors and actresses with monstrous amounts of acting range to make it work? Or will it cost the viewers their engagement in order to stay truthful to the origin material? All in all, Rebecca is certainly not a project that any crew can hastily tamper around and say, “Voila! Film adaptation!”. Which is why the effort by Netflix and director Ben Wheatley to give Rebecca her second run via modern television screens a pretty commendable one, regardless of the outcome. …


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Via IGN

What does Jiu Jitsu and Nicolas Cage have in common? In short, aliens! Both are crucial keys to unlock humanity’s most primitive strategy to drive off alien invaders — punching them at their faces or slash past their high-tech armors with a sword. I might sound a little sus, but I swear that I am not making up all these, because Nicolas Cage, martial arts and alien invasions are exactly what director Dimitri Logothetis has envisioned for his upcoming film, Jiu Jitsu.

In Jiu Jitsu, a mysterious portal opens every six years, and earth is greeted by visitor(s) from a distant galaxy. Why six years, you asked? I have no idea, perhaps that alien race are having their own Olympics every six years, or because their own Hunger Games committee said so. …


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Contrary to popular belief, and despite almost no one raving about its spookiness, Hubie Halloween will scare the crap out of you. Am I a scaredy-cat like the way they describe Hubie Dubois in the film? Well, yes and no. When speaking about hardcore horror movies, I am inclined to be an Invisible Man than a scaredy-cat. You won’t see me hanging around those films. But rest assured, I am there. But in regards to horror comedies like Vampires vs. The Bronx and Hubie Halloween, I am usually a Hulk.

Seeing that it is now October and hoping to get more people into the Halloween mood, Netflix unleashed Hubie Halloween, a horror comedy with Adam Sandler as the leading face, Steven Brill calling the shots as the director, and Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions as the production company. Sandler himself plays Hubie Dubois, a resident-not-evil of Salem, Massachusetts, whose naive thinking, mumbling speech and timid persona perpetually/ constantly land him into trouble with his not-so-friendly neighbors. …

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