The Jungle Book is a well-crafted adventure

The Jungle Book is remarkable on how different it is from a typical Disney live-action remake of its animated classics. It's no secret that there's been a trend lately of Disney "updating" its animated vault, giving the spotlight to supporting characters or by adding a modern twist. Jon Favreau's film avoids all that and keeps the…

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Honor Thy Father Review: Of Sinners and Fathers

Honor Thy Father presents a world where morals are conveniently forsaken in service of "higher" virtues. There is nothing but scumbags and hypocrites. That is the reality in which Honor Thy Father, Erik Matti’s latest film, operates in. Its characters con their neighbors for the quick accumulation of wealth, justifying their actions through some pretense of moral value.…

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2015 MMFF Preview

Christmas 2015 is finally here! For local cinemas, this signals the start of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival. Every theater (except for IMAX) will feature only 2015 MMFF film entries. Don't fret, however, as What's A Geek has got you covered. Here's our quick guide to all the 2015 MMFF entries: All You Need Is…

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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Review: It’s more than a feeling

Has 'Pixar Fatigue' set in for anyone yet? It did for me, especially for every Pixar movie that came after their 2009 masterpiece, Up. And especially after 2013's Monsters University, it seemed that the Pixar hype train was slowly screeching to a halt. But that same train picked up a full head of steam the…

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‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ is all shadows and spectacle

While the Bond franchise has gone for more subdued aesthetics with its contemplative leads, Mission: Impossible, on the other hand, just goes bigger and more insane with each entry, which isn’t bad really. While other spy films implode with their ludicrous plots and set-pieces, M:I somehow manages to succeed each time. Essential to all this…

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Independence Day 2 cast announced!

In two separate posts on his official Twitter account, Independence Day 1 & 2 director Roland Emmerich has confirmed that Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role from the original and that he will be joined by franchise newcomers Liam Hemsworth and Jessie Usher. Industry trade outlet THR also reports that Jessie Usher will play the grown-up…

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