All posts tagged: Netflix

Thoughts on The Untamed or Chén Qíng Lìng (2019)

While writing this review, I have already started rewatching The Untamed or Chén Qíng Lìng on Netflix. It is a Chinese television series adapted from the BL xianxia novel Mo Dao Zu Shi by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, starring Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo. Yes, I am rewatching as in watching it for the second time. Side note: Xianxia is a genre of Chinese fantasy influenced by Chinese mythology, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese martial arts, traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese folk religion and other traditional Chinese elements. Wikipidea.com Wait. I think I heard something. Why is she rewatching the series? Is it for the sake of the review? Did she forget all about the series? I admit I don’t have a great memory; however, it has nothing to do with that. The reason I decided to hit play after finishing the series on September 25 is that I could not forget the TV series; not to mention, the music and the beauty of Lotus Pier and the Cloud Recesses. I can still see and feel the characters …

Quick Thoughts on Secrets in the Hot Spring (2018)

Let’s change things up a bit. This time I’ll share with you my rating for this film. I give Secrets in the Hot Spring (2018) a solid 10/10. Secrets in the Hot Spring (2018) Comedy, Horror | 12 July 2018 (Taiwan)Director & Writer: Kuan-Hui Lin Three youngsters meet by accident at a mysterious hot springs hotel. There, they fall into an unforgettable adventure. It starts scary but soon turns funny when they have to try and save a family. – IMDb Qie Xiaogin and his friends explore his family’s hot springs hotel, which seems to be haunted. His grandparents also seem to be hiding something – will the boys ever discover the truth behind the hotel? – Warner Bros Singapore First, I’m not entirely sure why in some websites the summary states that “Three youngsters meet by accident at a mysterious hot springs hotel”. Based on the story, our three young male leads met in school. Two of those boys, Lu Qun and Little Princess are getting bullied in school while Xiao Gin the one …

Thoughts on Was It Love? (2020) Series

Was It Love? (Did We Love), a South Korean television series starring Song Ji-hyo, Son Ho-jun, Song Jong-ho, Kim Min-joon, Koo Ja-sung and Kim Da-som was aired on JTBC from July 8 to September 2, 2020, and was streamed worldwide on Netflix. Was It Love? (2020) “Was it love?” is a romantic drama about a single mother of 14 years who is stuck between an attractive man who is bad, an attractive man who is young and a sexy man who is scary.

Thoughts on Sunod (2019)

In my previous film review, I mentioned how I was surprised by the number of new shows and movies on Netflix. One of those new entries is Sunod (2019), a Filipino horror I wanted to watch during the Metro Manila Film Festival. But there are other shows I also wanted to watch so I created a list which I’m slowly getting through. Finally, I was able to see… Sunod (2019) 1h 40min | Horror Director: Carlo Ledesma It centres on a woman who’s desperate to find the cure to her daughter’s illness. She takes a job at a call centre, only to be haunted by the ghost in it. When trailers for the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival was slowly being released, I saw some great ones and not so much. Then I noticed, there wasn’t a horror genre. MMFF always have at least one horror entry yearly. So, I thought maybe there really isn’t one this year. Suddenly, a trailer dropped on Facebook. I scrolled through the post the video played. It was indeed …

Thoughts on Banal (2019)

I mentioned before that I have my go-to site for movies in case I’m not interested in what Netflix has to offer. Since the release of Sunod (2019), a Filipino horror I wanted to watch during the Metro Manila Film Festival is now on Netflix, I decided to return. Boy was I surprised by the number of new shows and movies. So, I created a list of the shows and films I wanted to watch. First is Banal, a 2019 Filipino psychological horror movie directed by Peter Abana. The film stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Andrea Brillantes, Taki and Kim Last.