Good Ol’ Review: Messy Execution Wastes Great Potential in Come Back! Shuriken Sentai Ninninger: Ninnin Girls vs. Boys

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Minor and HUGE spoilers ahead, but with fair warning before they begin in review.

Sentai V-Cinema Returns movies are always nice little epilogues for each season. Some can add a lot to the previous season’s story while others are just fun little visits with old friends.

Come Back! Shuriken Sentai Ninninger: Ninnin Girls vs. Boys FINAL WARS, however, is a messy though strangely well-intentioned extra chapter to the series. And I’m saying this as someone who actually liked and enjoyed Ninninger the series and did not think it was the Japanese Super Megaforce. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: A Sincerely Pleasant Surprise in Our Times

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Moderate and HUGE spoilers ahead, but with fair warning before they begin in review.

Thank you Philippine Airlines! If it weren’t for you, then I wouldn’t have discovered a little Taiwanese film entitled Our Times (我的少女時代).

Actually, this film isn’t so little since it has apparently grossed over US$81 million worldwide and is the highest grossing Taiwanese film in mainland China. Regardless, I would have probably never heard of the film had I not been on a transpacific flight, let alone actually watch it.

But I’m so glad I did. Our Times was such a pleasant surprise with a story that appealed to my simplest, yet most satisfying requirements in a film or television series. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger the Movie is Full of Imagination

Ninninger ToQger

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Full spoilers, but with a warning before it starts in the review.

I absolutely hate Shuriken Sentai Ninninger vs. ToQger the Movie: Ninja in Wonderland !

I hate it because it means that this is the last official time we’ll be seeing our awesome train children. ='( Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: It Won’t Be Easy to Forget the Excellent Cast of SBS’ Remember

SBS Remember

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Major spoilers for drama ending, but with warning before it begins in review.

Rich vs. poor. Revenge. The underdog. The SBS drama Remember (– War of the Sun) has a simple enough premise. But after watching the 20 episodes, the most memorable aspect of the series anyone will remember will be the outstanding performances of its stellar cast. Continue reading

Good ol’ Review – Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future – Enjoyable Disappointment?

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
WARNING! Major spoilers for both movie and series!

Since seeing the trailers and that little end of episode miniseries featuring Tomari Eiji, I’ve been very excited about seeing Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future. Mainly, I was looking forward to seeing a story that could’ve potentially helped the series be fuller and more complete.

But just like the series, the movie dropped the ball. Kamen Rider Drive has been all about wasted potential. And that’s quite a shame. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: Ressha Sentai ToQger Returns is Another Beautifully Poignant Chapter

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Moderately big spoilers. I suggest watching the movie first. =)

Ressha Sentai ToQger Returns: Super ToQ 7gou of Dreams is another beautiful chapter in the story of those awesome rainbow children. Continue reading

First Impression Review: Nadine Lustre a Highlight on ABS-CBN’s Promising On The Wings of Love

TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW
Some spoilers and premise discussion.

A charming Nadine Lustre highlights ABS-CBN’s newest primetime drama On The Wings of Love.

The series debut of the popular Nadine Lustre-James Reid loveteam (better known as JaDine) mostly hits the right notes in its first two episodes. Continue reading