MOVIE REVIEW: MUST BE… LOVE (Dado Lumibao, 2013)

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The great chemistry of its charming leads was wasted in this worn-out love story of best friends.

Even teaches young girls that it’s the appreciation of oneself that makes you beautiful. And that using Olay for whiter skin helps, too.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

(Originally published March 15, 2013.)

MOVIE REVIEW: 24/7 IN LOVE (Mae Czarina Cruz, John-D Lazatin, Frasco Mortiz, Dado Lumibao, 2012)

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Definitely a mixed bag but the good ones greatly outweighed the stinkers. The weaker stories were saved by strong performances from Maja Salvador, Angelica Panganiban, and Kim Chiu while the interesting segments were further enhanced by the excellent turns of Bea Alonzo, Zanjoe Marudo, Xyriel Manabat, and Pokwang.

The Bea-Zanjoe segment was just so good it could have worked as an entire movie. I’d recommend this just for that wonderful bit alone.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published December 5, 2012.)

MOVIE REVIEW: S.O.N.S: SONS OF NANAY SABEL (Dado Lumibao, 2019)

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To quote the great RBreezy philosopher slash feminist Toni Fowler na nagpabagsak ng patriarchy led by King Badger and Makagago:

“Bastos ka eh! Naka-move on na ako bigla ka na lang mag-se-send ng titi mo, diba?”

Also…

“Bago ka magsalita ng putanginang #RealTalk, make sure na putangina hashtag real talk talaga yan. Alam mo ba ang ibig sahihin ng real talk? Ang ibig sabihin ng real talk, napaka-totoo pare.”

(So #RealTalk, bakit nagsasayang ng pera ang mga local producers para gumawa ng mga pelikula na tulad nito? Oh wait, binili ng Netflix…)

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆