Category: Film

Reviews of films and movies.

Good Ol’ Review: Strong Cast Carries Netflix’s Flawed, but Enjoyable “Black Knight”
Good Ol’ Review: Jeon Do Yeon Captivates in Pulpy “Kill Boksoon”
Good Ol’ Review: “To Every You I’ve Loved Before” and “To Me, The One Who Loved You”

Right off the bat, if you’re wondering which of these two connected anime films to watch first, here’s what I think based on my experience. I decided to watch the “blue” movie (color based on poster) first. That is To Every You I’ve Loved Before. Then watched “To Me, The One Who Loved You” (the “red” movie) second. And it was fine. But if you are looking for a more chronological and perhaps easier-on-the-brain experience, definitely go with To Me, The One… first. Ether way, you’ll still get the same conflicted, bittersweet climax for our main characters.

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Good Ol’ Review: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” an Unexpected Treat
Good Ol’ Review: “Revice Forward: Kamen Rider Live & Evil & Demons” a Perfect Encapsulation of the Series … Is That a Good Thing?

Revice Forward: Kamen Rider Live & Evil & Demons is the perfect encapsulation of the season as a whole. The first V-Cinext film of Kamen Rider Revice features shades of the season’s highest highs, but many of the season’s lowest lows as well. It’s still fun to visit with old friends. But how you may eventually take this film will depend on how you view Revice itself. If you loved the season, you may just love this movie. If you didn’t, then you’ll find plenty to nitpick at.

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Good Ol’ Review: Netflix’s “Unlocked” a Solid Time, but More Suited for Longer Format
Good Ol’ Review: Despite Its Polarizing Existence, “Maid in Malacañang” a Familiar, Run of the Mill Filipino Drama

When it is a film that can illicit such contrasting feelings by so many people, it’s hard not to want to find out what all the fuss is about. That’s certainly the case for Viva Films and Darryl Yap’s Maid in Malacañang. Now, as a Filipino-American, I’m coming into this film knowing the basics of Philippine history, yet not having the personal experience to drive my feelings in any which way. So my thoughts in this review are of the film itself. And I think it’s important for anyone with an open mind to be able to watch things they agree with and don’t agree with. That interaction may even help to support your existing feelings of a topic.

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Good Ol’ Review: Despite Great Cast, “Seoul Vibe” Somehow Never Gets into Top Gear

It’s honestly quite a feat that Netflix’s Seoul Vibe (서울대작전/Seoul Grand Operation) could have all the pieces it needs for a great film, yet ends up being just flat and okay. An all-star ensemble cast carries the weight of a longer than necessary screenplay filled with undercooked ideas. No question the film is meant to be lighthearted and mindless fun complete with retro nostalgia with its 1980s setting. But even then, Seoul Vibe leaves a lot of potential on the table.

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Good Ol’ Review: Kim Hyun Joo and Kang Soo Yeon Are the Main Event in Netflix’s “JUNG_E”
Good Ol’ Review: “Kamen Rider Revice: Battle Familia” a Reminder of What Could’ve Been for the Main Series
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