All posts tagged: Netflix

Filipino Films You Can Stream on NETFLIX Right Now

Yes, you read that right. Once upon a time, there were only two Filipino films on NETFLIX – “Birdshot” and “Metro Manila”. If you’ve read my “Birdshot” review by filmmaker Mikhail Red, you know that this is the first Filipino film released worldwide by Netflix. Birdshot (2016) Diego, a rural caretaker, shows his 14-year-old daughter Maya how to shoot a gun to learn self-sufficiency. She ends up killing an endangered Philippine eagle, bringing unforeseen and frightening consequences into their quiet life. Initial release: October 2016 (Japan) Director: Mikhail Red My thoughts: A COMING-of-age thriller: “Birdshot” by filmmaker Mikhail Red Metro Manila (2013) Oscar flees from a life of poverty and moves with his family to Manila. They fall victim to the hardened locals until Oscar finds work with an armoured car company. Release date: 9 October 2013 (Philippines) Director: Sean Ellis I honestly think (and probably you do, too) that there are numerous Filipino films that deserve to be seen worldwide. If NETFLIX is one of the gateways, then why not? If you have an …

‘Bleach’ Live-Action Adaptation is Now on Netflix

When high schooler Ichigo is suddenly given reaper abilities, he really wants to give the powers back. But he’ll have to reap some souls first. In case you missed it (like I almost did), you can now stream the live-action adaptation of the famous manga by Tite Kubo. Yes! Besides the TV series, the live-action adaptation of BLEACH is now on Netflix! As of 2018, the Bleach manga series has sold over 120 million copies. It’s anime series has a total of 366 episodes which was produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. Bleach also have four feature films by the same director which includes: Bleach: Memories of Nobody(2006), Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion (2007), Bleach: Fade to Black (2008) and Bleach: Hell Verse (2010). And now they have Bleach (2018) also known as Bleach: The Soul Reaper Agent Arc, a film produced by Warner Bros. under the direction of Shinsuke Sato. The film stars Sota Fukushi as the main protagonist, Ichigo Kurosaki and Hana Sugisaki as Rukia Kuchiki. It was released in Japan …

Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

When her secret love letter somehow get mailed to each of her five crushes, Lara Jean finds her quiet high school existence turned upside down. If you’re not familiar with “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” besides it being on Netflix, this is actually based on Jenny Han’s 2014 young adult novel of the same title. The author based the story on her love for writing long letters to boys she had crushes during her teenage years. “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is followed by two sequels – P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean. For now, let’s talk about Netflix’s “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”. If you check review aggregation websites, TATBILB has generally favorable reviews. It currently holds an approval rating of 96% based on 46 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10 on Rotten Tomato. On Metacritic, it holds an average score of 64 out of 100, based on reviews from 12 critics and a 7.4/10 rating on IMDb. Those are really good …

“The Cloverfield Paradox” Movie Review

Oh the Cloververse! Honestly, I haven’t seen Cloverfield (2008) and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016). But after watching the recent installment I got super curious about the Cloverserse and I really want to give the franchise a chance. So I will watch the previous films once I find them and make a separate review for the Cloverfield franchise. For now, I will share my thoughts on this thing called The Cloverfield Paradox.

Familiar But Beautifully Intense: Thoughts on Verónica, a Spanish Horror Film

Veronica (Spanish: Verónica), a film by Paco Plaza who is best known for writing and directing the REC film series debuted in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Since it’s surprise release on Netflix late last month, the film has been dubbed as Netflix’s ‘scariest movie ever’. Why, you ask? Honestly, I don’t see it that way but that doesn’t erase the fact that Verónica is a good horror film worth the stream.

Uncensored & Clever: Thoughts on The End of the F***ing World

If you’ve seen “The End of the F***ing World”, I’m 100% sure you enjoyed it. But if you haven’t seen it let alone heard of it, I suggest to give it a little attention. The series tells the story of a boy and a girl who embarked on a journey of self-discovery while losing their f ***ing minds in the process. 😉 Don’t be scared. It’s a great highly-recommended series. Promise!

Children’s Books and YA Novels That Should Be Developed into Netflix Series

Ah Netflix! Ever since you came, “staycations” and work-free days became a lot better. Subscribers can binge-watch past TV shows, anime, cartoons and of course, movies. If you prefer watching something new, no worries because they have a selection of Netflix Originals like Stranger Things! Speaking of which, 2017 was a good year for the American entertainment company as they did not only give us another lineup of original content but also acquired exclusive international broadcast rights to some great series as well as adapted novels into an original television series.