READY OR NOT (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, 2019)

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Minsan talaga napapaisip ako ano ginagawa ng mga alta kapag sobrang bored sila. Lalo na if they already (literally) sold their souls to the devil. At least meron na akong idea after this.

Ang seamless ng blend ng comedy and suspense dito. Yung may feeling na nanggagago pero mag-e-enjoy ka sa kababawan. Masaya sa sinehan pero bagay din siya panoorin sa Netflix on a Saturday night kasama ang family or friends (at least yung adult ones).

And this Samara Weaving girl is a star. Sana gumawa siya ng movie with Margot Robbie where they play twin assassins. Ang saya siguro nun.

Rating: ★★★★☆

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE (Susan Johnson, 2018)

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Considering that I’m two decades beyond its target market, I probably enjoyed this cute YA fantasy way more than I should have.

Lana Condor (who resembled Charice in her Sunshine Corazon days) was terrific as Lara Jean, a realistic introverted girl who would choose to spend her Saturday nights watching reruns of Golden Girls. Who could relate?

I was very invested in the characters here (even if I felt sad that Aidan Shaw was already playing a father of three) that I actually wish they turned this into a series instead (I want to know more about those other boys!!). Now I really need to read that novel by Jenny Han.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published August 18, 2018.)

POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Rob Letterman, 2019)

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It was good to know that if I were a Pokémon, I’d be Psyduck.

Fans might enjoy this more given the novelty of seeing their favorites come to life, but I thought it needed more of Pikachu’s cuteness and less of the cheesy effects and feel of Saturday afternoon Bioman episodes.

Please note though that my knowledge of and fondness for these characters wouldn’t be any different from Laureen Uy classifying Bulbasaur as water-type.

I mean I almost gave a friend slash certified Pokémon trainer a seizure when I pronounced Caterpie as Cayter Pie like it was the most delicious pastry.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆