Review: Glass (2019) [No Spoilers] (January 25, 2019)

img_6252Despite hearing of a number of unfavourable online reviews, we decided to catch Glass (2019) in the cinema today and came out of it enjoying director M. Night Shyamalan’s vision of a comic book universe set in the real world.

Shyamalan did a masterful job weaving in familiar comic book troupes into, what I have come to understand, is the third installment in the Unbreakable film series.

Third?

Guess, I really have to watch Split (2016) now. Continue reading “Review: Glass (2019) [No Spoilers] (January 25, 2019)”

Review: Bumblebee (2018) [No Spoilers] (January 9, 2019)

img_59156:45 pm – Went almost no time to spare, the family and I managed to get into one of the last first day screenings of Bumblebee (2018) at Festival Mall’s high end theatre: Box Office Cinemas.

The film–#6 in Michael Bay’s live action Transformers’ cinematic franchise–was initially billed as a spin-off that somehow transformed into a reboot[i].

Probably for the best.

Set in 1987, the classic look of most of the characters, vehicles, and period references[ii] is almost certain to bring back some much needed 80’s nostalgia.  More importantly: Don’t miss the film’s opening sequence under any circumstances[iii]! Continue reading “Review: Bumblebee (2018) [No Spoilers] (January 9, 2019)”

Review Alien: Covenant [Non-Spoiler Edition] (May 8, 2017)

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Clockwise: Tedi squares off with the Xenomorph. | Poster of Alien: Covenant. | A couple of tickets to the big show.

Lots of firsts with watching Alien: Covenant this evening:  First advance screening for 2017 and my first time to catch a movie in Trinoma.

If you’ve never watched a movie in Trinoma, now would probably be the time to do so as their cinemas[i] have several rows of La-Z-Boy recliner chairs!

Word of advice though, don’t recline your chair during quite moments in the movie.  They can make the most embarrassing sounds.

Review: Alien: Covenant (2017) 

As a fan of the Alien franchise[ii], there was no doubt that I would catch Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant as soon it came out in theatres–if not before.  And on that note, thanks again to my brother and everyone at 20th Century Fox Philippines for having me. Continue reading “Review Alien: Covenant [Non-Spoiler Edition] (May 8, 2017)”

The difference between single issues and trade paperbacks and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Non-spoilers) (April 25, 2017)

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Aside from getting into an early screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | I was able to find several issues on sale for P200 over at Comic Quest.  Issues 7-9, 17-18 of Fatale, Issue 2 of High Roads and Issues 6-7 of IDW’s Ghostbusters for the Fam

As part of my education as an aspiring comic book writer, I have made it a point to find time to listen to the creative process of other writers.   It is a mandate has also made me more open to the idea of reading books that fall outside the Marvel and DC Comics spectrum.[i]  This will be the first of many posts where I’ll try to pass on what I’ve learned about the creative writing process or maybe something about comics in general.

The difference between single issues and trade paperbacks

In one particular interview featuring writer Ed Brubaker (Captain America, Kill or Be Killed), someone asked if the essays located in the backspace[ii] of several issues of Fatale[iii] would ever be compiled into a trade paperback or featured as additional material in future editions of Fatale.

Brubaker’s response was simple: No.

He reasoned that it was a complicated process as there were many authors who had contributed essays throughout Fatale’s 24-issue run.  These were published as one-offs–meaning that any subsequent publishing would require consent from the aforementioned authors.

Therefore, the essay material would then remain exclusively in the single issues and serve–at least in my mind–as an added incentive to get them.[iv]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (The non-spoiler edition)

Was with the Fam yesterday and we were able to catch the 9:00 pm advance showing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

What do I think?

Continue reading “The difference between single issues and trade paperbacks and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Non-spoilers) (April 25, 2017)”