Saturday, October 27, 2012

Movies Philippines: TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES (2012)

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Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012)

Date seen: 25 October 2012
Rated ??, 102 mins
IMDB User Rating: 5.4
Metascore: Not yet available
Tomatometer: Not yet available

Movie Notebook Score: 9.50/10
Recommendation: A - Highly Recommended for appropriate ages.
Grade: QT - Watch if you want to have Quality Time

While not much was to be expected, it delivered much! Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012) is perfectly brewed with its magnificent cinematography, simple-yet-excellent screenplay, great ensemble, and undeniably noteworthy sound and visuals. This quality comedy-horror-fantasy flick is convincingly Hollywood-material. If you're going out to watch a flick tonight or tomorrow, this one is definitely worth-watching.

After watching this movie:
You'll be reminded of the movie 300.

For your consideration:
  • Acting: Dingdong Dantes as Makoy
  • Acting: Lovie Poe as Sonia
  • Acting: Joey Marquez as Nestor
  • Acting: Janice de Belen as Fely
  • Acting: Ramon Bautista as Bart
  • Acting: Mike Gayoso as Ringo
  • Directing: Erik Matti
  • Cinematography
  • Editing
  • Visual Effects
  • Sound
  • Screenplay

Scores are as of posting.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Movies 2012: Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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Hotel Transylvania (2012) in 3D

Date seen: 11 October 2012
Rated PG, 91 mins.
IMDB User Rating: 7.1
Metascore: 47/100 (User Score: 6.4)
Tomatometer: 43%, Rotten (Audience Score: 77%)

Movie Notebook Score: 7.75
Recommendation: B - Recommended for children.
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

This one is surely an enjoyable piece for kids. The art, the story, and over-all appeal will never fail your expectations for a movie like this. Though does not level with Oscar-nominated animated films, it will still be among the notables for this year.

After watching this movie:
Your kids might not be afraid of Dracula at all.

For your consideration:
  • Voice: Fran Dreschner as Eunice

Scores are as of this posting.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Movies 2012: Taken 2 (2012)

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Taken 2 (2012)

Date seen: 12 October 2012
Rated: PG-13, 91 mins.
IMDB User Rating: 6.8
Metascore: 45/100 (User Score: 5.9)
Tomatometer: 21%, Rotten (Audience: 61%)

Movie Notebook Score: 6.00
Recommendation: C - Selectively Recommended for those who simply want to watch something on the bigscreen.
Grade: GT - Watch if you want to have a Good Time

Poorly written. Won't stand as a lone movie, relies much of its developments to its predecessor Taken (2008). 

After watching the movie:
You'll be reminded that Liam Neeson is not that young at all.

Scores are as of posting.