• D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Sat, 7 Oct 2017 8:15 PM

    Last Night (2017)

    R-13 Drama, Romance
    Cast
    Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga
    Director
    Joyce Bernal

    I don’t really get how the rating of this movie isn’t any higher because I thought it was fantastic. What a great year for Philippine cinema. This movie felt a little bit like an indie movie. It’s not your typical Star Cinema rom-com. It gets a solid 4 rating for me for sure, if not more. The cinematography is absolutely beautiful, and it showed our city in such beautiful, picturesque light. Although sometimes I got confused with the timeline. It felt like the movie was set in the seventies from the beginning. I think maybe it needed more modern touches to make it seem like it was actua... Read more

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Sat, 7 Oct 2017 8:03 PM

    The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

    G Action, Animation, Comedy
    Cast
    Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, Jackie Chan
    Director
    Charlie Bean

    I give this a 2.5 rating. It wasn’t particularly bad, I just think everything felt a little bit half-baked. The token characters, the predictable storyline, everything felt a little bit flat and was kind of meh.

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Sat, 7 Oct 2017 8:00 PM

    My Little Pony: The Movie (2017)

    G Adventure, Animation, Comedy
    Cast
    Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman
    Director
    Jayson Thiessen

    With lowered, kid-level standards, it was surprisingly okay and pretty tolerable even for grown ups.

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Sat, 7 Oct 2017 7:58 PM

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

    R-13 Action, Adventure, Comedy
    Cast
    Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore
    Director
    Matthew Vaughn

    It’s really an enjoyable movie, although it doesn’t offer anything fresh. I think I prefer the first movie. Still, really enjoyable.

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Sun, 20 Aug 2017 2:27 PM

    Bar Boys (2016)

    PG Comedy, Drama
    Cast
    Carlo Aquino, Rocco Nacino, Kean Cipriano, Enzo Pineda
    Director
    Kip Oebanda

    It was such a nice movie. Seriously.

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:20 PM

    Wonder Woman (2017)

    PG Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    Cast
    Gal Gadot
    Director
    Patty Jenkins

    It's greatness is a little bit overrated in my opinion, but it was still certainly an enjoyable watch. The fight scenes were cinematic. Story-wise, I felt there was room for improvement still, but it had a nice pace to it. The comedic moments peppered in between were a nice touch. Gal Gadot, I thought seemed too modelesque at first to play the iconic Amazonian princess, but she definitely proved me wrong. She had just enough of that bright-eyed wonder a woman of strong, unbiased, simplistic ideals would have if thrust into a (then) modern world, to be believable. She was simply a joy to watc... Read more

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Mon, 29 May 2017 11:43 AM

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

    PG Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
    Cast
    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
    Director
    James Gunn

    It was pretty decent. I thought the first one was better, but overall, in spite of some moments that dragged, it still managed to entertain.

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Fri, 19 May 2017 6:34 PM

    Dear Other Self (2017)

    PG Comedy, Romance
    Cast
    Jodi Sta. Maria, Xian Lim, Joseph Marco
    Director
    Veronica Velasco

    Let me preface this by saying on one hand, it wasn't completely awful that it failed to make me feel good after leaving the cinema. By all means, it was a decent enough film. But on the other hand, this movie fails in a lot of other aspects too. Problems with acting aside (although personally I found Jodi a joy to watch), I think one of the movie's biggest problems was in the cinematography, in that it just wasn't very good. For a movie about travel and that actually had foreign location shots, this movie did not invoke a sense of wanderlust within me, which is such a missed opportunity in m... Read more

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Fri, 19 May 2017 7:43 AM

    A Silent Voice (2017)

    PG Animation, Romance
    Cast
    Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Aoi Yuki
    Director
    Naoko Yamada

    It was good. It tackled relevant issues in today's youth and was able to execute it quite nicely. There are some plot holes, but they didn't take away from the overall quality of the movie.

  • D DC De Castro Reviewed a movie   Sun, 2 Apr 2017 7:15 PM

    Ghost in the Shell (2017)

    PG Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi
    Cast
    Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt
    Director
    Rupert Sanders

    What an amazingly awesome and exciting idea of futurism this story has. It's one that draws you in, and makes you wanna explore how else the world is like in this version of the future. Ultimately I feel like the movie suffered from the shortcomings the anime had, and that is the utter lack of humor. Not even humor, there were just no breaks for much needed levity at all. It was way too serious and that made it kinda boring to the point where I almost fell asleep. The vision for this version of the future world that they came up with is definitely something that makes you wanna watch the a... Read more

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