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Aga Muhlach and Alice Dixson star in this unconventional thriller.
The capital of Greenland is mostly covered in ice and receives sunlight only four hours a day, making it the ideal setting for Nuuk, a chilling, suspenseful, out-of-the-box love story.Unlike other Filipino films that employ scenic overseas locations as come-ons to watch ...
 
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The movie is the absolutely perfect depiction of one of the most beloved fictional worlds ever.
Adapting a video game to a live action film is tricky business. Any sense of gravitas will always be undermined or offset by the idea that the story is based on a video game. At best, it can be a fun romp ...
 
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With his follow-up to Get Out, Peele is proving he's becoming our generation's great horror auteur.
There's a lot of talk lately about "elevated horror," a new term to describe a genre that is often critically maligned for its use of the macabre, the grotesque, a shameless penchant for blood and guts and jump-scares. This sort of thing happens to ...
 
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Captain Marvel is made for your daughters, your wife, and a new generation of (deliberately female) fans, and you should still watch it.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson famously said that she didn’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell her what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. That film wasn’t made for him, she explained, saying that she wanted to know what it ...
 
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Starring Sandra Bullock and directed by Susanne Bier, this thriller isn't afraid to have heart.
One of the greatest episodes of the Twilight Zone, back in 1986, began with an episode entitled "Need To Know." In it, a government agent is sent to investigate an outbreak of insanity in a small town. We find out later that ...
 
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With a special shoutout to Amber Heard as Mera.
Aquaman is the lamest superhero. For the longest time, the king of Atlantis has been the butt of superhero jokes. He swims, he talks to fish, and he’s pretty useless out of water. But for a short while in the 90’s, under ...
 
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Audiences may be surprised to find that Rudyard Kipling did not write singing animals into his book.
There aren’t many people out there who grew up with Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book instead of, say, Harry Potter, and we’re all the poorer for it. Kipling is a literary giant for good reason: He was a great storyteller, both in ...
 
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Hufflepuffs should rejoice at the representation of the oddball hero of the story.
The trouble with making a movie adaptation of a book is that, oftentimes, it’s very nearly impossible to fit the entire story in the course of the film. Little details get left out, characters don’t get as much development, and entire chunks ...
 
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You may just find that this movie is something to love.
How can a biopic about one of the most fascinating and flamboyant performers of our time live up to the legend? It can’t. And it doesn’t have to. The most wonderful part of Bohemian Rhapsody, a film about the band Queen and its charismatic ...
 
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Lino Brocka's classic has been released as part of the Criterion Collection. Here's what new audiences need to understand about its context.
Lino Brocka stands authoritatively atop Smokey Mountain, one hand on his hip and the other pointing towards something out of frame. A small camera crew is behind him, huddled close together under the shade of an umbrella, capturing the landscape of the ...
 
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This generation gets Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and it's a combination worthy of a timeless movie.
It’s a story so quintessentially romantic and tragic that it’s made and remade four times. This celebrity Cinderella story of rising and falling stars originally came out in 1937, remade with Judy Garland and James Mason in 1954, and again in 1976 ...
 
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It's not Thanos
Thanos may have succeeded in wiping out half of the universe's population, but was he the true villain in Avengers: Infinity War?It may sound out there, but a new fan theory has suggested that another entity is responsible for the dramatic ending.The theory ...
 
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Despite a contrived plot, it's a blast.
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe's next movie after Infinity War, Ant-Man and the Wasp has some pretty dramatic expectations to contend with. The previous movie's cliffhanger ending left audiences despondent first, then suddenly hungry for clues as to what will happen next. So this next movie obviously seems ...
 
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A perfect work-life balance? Now THAT'S incredible.
The Incredibles 2 is as much a superhero film as it is an ode to parenting and finding the perfect work-life balance—and it’s glorious.Fourteen years after The Incredibles catapulted writer-director Brad Bird into the upper echelons of animation, Pixar has come out with ...
 
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Debbie is no Danny.
The first thing that struck me about Ocean's 8, the sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s remake and eventual trilogy of the rat pack film Ocean's Eleven, is that it was given a rating of R-13 by the MTRCB. There’s no sex, violence, nudity, ...
 
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Forget that it's the virtually the same movie The Rock appears in.
When Hollywood makes a full-length feature based on an arcade game where the only goal is to destroy as much public property and eat as many humans as possible, you can bet they’re scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of ...
 
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*whispers* Resortsworld Manilaaaa
Films gleefully exploit sound design to elicit emotions from viewers, and horror thrillers are guiltiest of all. From the scare chord to psycho strings, thrillers have used sound to make audiences jump or hide in their jackets. The primary conceit of A ...
 
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The giant-robot franchise is alive and well and looking towards Asia in this sequel.
Let’s get this out of the way: Pacific Rim Uprising is a movie for kids. The basic premise of giant robots and monsters duking it out and causing massive destruction on the big screen is a geek kid’s fantasy come to life, ...
 
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Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the bestselling novel sees him capturing some of his old magic.
Imagine a world so spent, broken, and rundown that most people choose to spend their time playing games instead of trying to deal with real life. We seem to be inching closer to that reality as most people immerse themselves on social ...
 
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Based on an award-winning children's novel from the 1960s, 'A Wrinkle in Time' updates the novel while remaining faithful to its message.
Fans of Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless young adult novel can rest easy. While director Ava Duvernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time takes some significant departures from the source material, it remains faithful enough to the book’s plot and central themes, resulting in ...
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