KAREN KUNAWICZ

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Before its run in local cinemas, Erik Matti’s On the Job got screened at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in Korea. In May of this year, Well Go USA picked the film up for distribution and they’re looking at a fall release…

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What was there to watch this week except for the devastation brought about by the habagat combined with Typhoon Maring and the devastation brought about by the pork barrel scandal? Here I am fatigued by Hollywood churning out the same movies over and over and over again (this week it…

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Indieket 2013 happened last Saturday at its regular home, the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City, and everything was just right. There were just enough to people to make the place feel alive—but not too much that you get stuck in crowd traffic. Attendees got to talk to creators and get…

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Even if the consensus was more promising than the first one, I still didn’t like The Wolverine. The only thing I must have liked about it was Yukio (Rila Fukushima), the red haired samurai sword wielding Japanese girl who wears edgy clothes (I love her red and black striped socks…

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San Diego, California: Saturday at Comic Con usually means exciting reveals and exclusive, first time screenings of trailers and footage from upcoming Warner Brothers films. This year, they rolled out six big projects for the audience at Hall H. In order of release dates they are: Gravity: Directed by Alfonso…

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NEW YORK: My main reason for watching Pacific Rim was: Guillermo del Toro. I liked his work on Blade 2, Hellboy and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. I read The Strain (co-written with Chuck Hogan) and I loved Pan’s Labyrinth. I’ve also had a chance to see him several times…

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Despicable Me 2 in three words was cute, predictable and successful. In this second installment, former villain Gru (Steve Carrell) has a new calling and finds romance. He gets recruited by the anti-villain league and falls in love with Agent Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) while on a mission to track…

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The US network NBC has several interesting new shows in its lineup. There’s the much talked about Hannibal with the properly creepy Mads Mikkelsen in the lead role, and the anticipated gothic Dracula with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (recently in The Tudors). Both actually deal with rather dark, sinister, strangely sexy…

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For the last few years, our cinemas have been inundated with movies designed to be big blockbusters: super hero films, franchise installments, big science fiction films, expansive fantasy films. When I was a young moviegoer, maybe we’d get one really big film a year. Now these things come at you…

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