Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi *Spoilers Alert!*

  Director Rian Johnson gave the Star Wars universe more than just a fresh take. It steered the franchise into a new direction and audiences – fans and regular moviegoers alike – have taken sides on whether this approach was the best course of action to make or not. I, personally, like what Johnson did…

Movie Review: Coco *Spoilers Alert!*

  What if you were given the choice to pick either your family or your lifelong dream? Which one would you choose? Disney and Pixar’s latest project together, Coco, presents that question through the adventures of a young boy named Miguel who hails from a clan of shoemakers. His great-great-grandfather left his wife and kid…

Top 10 Favorite Hollywood Movies of 2017 *Spoilers Alert!*

In a few hours, 2017 is going to bid us goodbye and 2018 will come bearing new movies to watch. But before we delve into a new season of filmography, let me share my favorite Hollywood movies from this year. 10. Wonder Woman The most successful DCEU movie to date is a great origin story…

Movie Review: Wonder *Spoilers Alert!*

  To be honest, I wasn’t planning on seeing Wonder because Star Wars: The Last Jedi on IMAX takes a huge chunk out of my movie-watching budget. However, after several recommendations from friends, I decided to see it and I’m so glad I did. This film is an absolute treat that pulls at your heartstrings…

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok *Spoilers Alert!*

  The last MCU film for the year promised to be the best Thor movie to date. True enough, Taika Waititi delivered on that promise. Finally, somebody allowed Chris Hemsworth to have the best character in his own franchise. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was great as usual. But Odin’s son really came into his own with…

Celebrating The Life Of A Champion

  The first time I saw Jose Villanueva III aka Quest perform in a small hall with a handful of people from our organization, Students of Destiny, I was immediately taken by his raw energy and unabashed faith. He talks in the breaks between songs not really to hype up the crowd but rather to…

Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017) *Spoilers Alert!*

Forgive me, my dear Emma, for being several months late on this. I could joke about how your beauty (pun intended) was so stunning that I couldn’t write anything until now but that would be lying and I don’t lie anymore. You’re absolutely lovely, don’t get me wrong. I watched it again, in video this…

Movie Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle *Spoilers Alert!*

Director Matthew Vaughn returns for the next installment to the Kingsman franchise. This is the first time that Vaughn does a sequel and this film has all the elements of the first movie except the surprise factor. While I didn’t hate it, there was not much new stuff to like. Julianne Moore is a great…

Movie Review: Baby Driver *Spoilers Alert!*

I have raved to my movie-loving friends about this film for several days after watching it. As I write this review, the emotions I felt while I was seeing it in the theater all came back – the anticipation while waiting for it to come on screen, the adrenaline rush during the opening car chase,…

TV Series Review: Marvel’s The Defenders *Spoilers Alert!*

A couple of years back, I heard of this deal between Marvel and Netflix that will bring us fan favorites Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist to the small screen in their own TV series culminating in a team-up of sorts as the Defenders. Last week, eight episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders were…

Movie Review: 100 Tula Para Kay Stella *Spoilers Alert*

Don’t be fooled. The story’s simple premise hides many layers beneath it. While I’ve loved Bela Padilla since I saw her in 10,000 Hours, JC Santos’ performance as stuttering Fidel is stronger than hers as rebel girl Stella. I’ll be venturing into spoiler territory now so if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want…