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Valuable Lessons From ‘Old Fashioned’

“I thought I’d always be alone.” Clay’s voice is heard while a dreamy clip of him and Amber is seen in sepia, as if nostalgic of a distant past. “Why?” she asked. “It’s what I deserve,” was his reply. “Oh, that’s a bunch of hooey,” she said, as she reaches out for his hand. Movies headlining the importance of… Continue reading Valuable Lessons From ‘Old Fashioned’

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What’s To Love About ‘Gilmore Girls’

Aired for seven straight years from 2000 to 2007, Gilmore Girls is one of the most dearly beloved shows of all time. Despite its premiere on a small and undervalued network, in a time slot that placed them neck-and-neck with the then unbeatable series Friends (source), Gilmore Girls fared well through the years. And although creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show in… Continue reading What’s To Love About ‘Gilmore Girls’

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The Success of ‘Heneral Luna’

“A great civilization is not conquered from without, until it has destroyed itself from within.” The above quote by American writer and historian Will Durant is what I was immediately reminded of upon seeing Heneral Luna, for the movie depicted a people’s downfall as a culmination of strife among themselves. At first, I was quite hesitant to write about this Jerrold Tarog film, worried that… Continue reading The Success of ‘Heneral Luna’

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The Philosophies of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

I first encountered The Fault In Our Stars in an Instagram post of a friend and since then, I’ve been intrigued by the title. This catch phrase of John Green’s fourth solo novel was derived from Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar where one Roman nobleman, named Cassius, says to another: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not… Continue reading The Philosophies of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

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The Sherlock Series: Bloody Genius

‘How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?’ ~Sherlock Holmes It was my father who introduced Sherlock Holmes to me when I was in grade school. Since then, The Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes has become one of my favorite books.… Continue reading The Sherlock Series: Bloody Genius

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Five Stars for Three Idiots

In the international scene, Bollywood movies are not as acclaimed and sought-after as Hollywood movies. Slumdog Millionaire for instance, which is perhaps the most popular Indian movie, is not a Bollywood film. Although the aesthetic value and social significance of a film–or any art form for that matter–is not to be measured in pure canon, our… Continue reading Five Stars for Three Idiots