Alan Ng


Alan Ng
Alan Ng's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Threat
Publications: Film Threat

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 No Score Yet Skin (2018) Skin tells a solid story with an effective ending. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
8/10 No Score Yet Fauve (2018) Comte's challenge in Fauve was to take an emotion and from the start slowly build up its intensity. In the middle, he sustains it. At the very end, he takes a nice, sharp needle and pops it for a powerful finish. Challenge met. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
6/10 71% The Public (2018) The Public now comes across as heavy-handed fiction, which creates an emotional disconnection with the very real plight of homelessness...removing politics from the argument, The Public is a reasonably decent comedy/drama. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
5.5/10 No Score Yet Sexina: Popstar P.I. (2008) Check out Sexina: Pop Star P.I. at your own risk. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
7/10 59% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) If you approach Alita: Battle Angel like a standard action film, where you're there just for the stunts, you will have a good time. The world created by James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez is visually stunning. Rosa Salazar is fantastic as Alita. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
7/10 100% Hummus! The Movie (2019) Hummus! The Movie is pretty lite fare when it comes to its subject matter. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
7/10 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Welcome to Marwen doesn't fix Mark, but instead chooses to focus on one massive battle in his life. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
8.5/10 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is not as good as the first, but comes pretty damn close and is another example of a well-executed sequel. As cliched as it sounds, yes, this is a film for the kiddies, yet suitable for adults. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
7/10 38% A Violent Man (2019) A Violent Man is a good film with a good cast and story. Fans of film noir are going to appreciate the final product. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Isle (2019) The film is beautifully shot...as beautiful as a foggy isle gets. The costumes and sets feel real for the period and the environment, which is remarkable for low-budget filmmakers to pull off. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
8/10 100% Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018) Bathtubs Over Broadway is an odd documentary. You're definitely going to laugh and laugh out loud. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
7.5/10 100% The Third Wife (2018) Visually, The Third Wife comes off as a wonderful painting. Director of Photography Chananun Chotrungroj beautifully captures rural Vietnam, and the sets are authentic amazing. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
7.5/10 91% Stay Human (2018) In Stay Human, Michael Franti examines the idea of staying human in these times when we've all embraced cynicism and fear over the optimism and potential of the human spirit. This is the misanthrope's first challenge. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
6.5/10 50% In Like Flynn (2019) In the end, what we have with In Like Flynn is an homage to the action-adventure tales of old Hollywood, appealing to the fans of the adventure films of old. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Elephants (2018) Elephants is a film worth watching, but when it's all said and done, it's a good story with a good setup but sadly with a very safe payoff at the end. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/10 No Score Yet Marked for Trade (2019) It feels unfinished and like any good song, there has to be an ending or a way to release the tension. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
5/10 73% Adult Life Skills (2019) I would recommend Adult Life Skills to fans of Jodie Whitaker and Dr. Who, but there are undoubtedly other films about loss that is easier for you to connect emotionally. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
5/10 80% Intensive Care (2018) Intensive Care is worth watching for its charismatic lead, Tara Macken, who has good stunt and martial arts skills. But overall, the final product languishes in mediocrity. See it because you're a fan of the low-budget action movie genre. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
6/10 77% Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Some would argue that the slow pace of Dragged Across Concrete was intentional (which it was) for the sake of style. But damn it was so slow. This film barely gets a recommendation only because it finally gets interesting at the end. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
8/10 76% All Is True (2018) All is True does justice to the Bard, and devout fans of Shakespeare are sure to find a place for it, if not on the shelf alongside his classics, but in a small place in their hearts. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
9/10 99% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) The final product is not perfect, but close enough for horseshoes. The hardest thing to fix was real faces, especially in close-up. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
8/10 53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Is it a good movie? Yes, only if you liked the original. It still maintains Reynold's adult comic style, which was off-putting to some, but with a PG-13 filter. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
7/10 86% Beyond the Night (2018) Beyond The Night is a solid film with a solid story, good acting, and beautifully shot. In the end, it felt like a good episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
8/10 84% Rust Creek (2019) Rust Creek is an excellent example for future filmmakers to show that good quality action-thrillers are not reserved for the big studios. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
5/10 No Score Yet Pitching Tents (2017) [Jim Norton] manages to elevate the script and role he was given and bring comedic life to his character. Unfortunately, the good doesn't help the story's blandness. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
6.5/10 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) You won't be humming any of the songs from the film (maybe one). Every song in Mary Poppins was a winner, beloved and memorable. Not so much Mary Poppins Returns. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Potential Inertia (2014) As much as I hate to crush a personal story, the script has several significant shortcomings that keep the film from working. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 80% Invisible Hands (2018) The best part of Shraysi Tandon's Invisible Hands is how well the case is made against child labor. We get a sense of the consequences it has on children, the corporate greed factor, and the unbelievable size of the problem. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
4/10 20% A Cool Fish (2018) Why see A Cool Fish? Good question, I don't know. Its plot, action, and acting are underwhelming. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
8/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is probably the best-animated superhero tale to do justice to the pulp comic book fan both in style and content. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
7.5/10 No Score Yet Kinshasa Makambo (2018) Kinshasa Makambo presents the real price and the real consequences of demanding one's freedom. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/10 No Score Yet Stadium Anthems (2018) Stadium Anthems' storyline is buried deep, deep, deep in this film. Piled on top of it is a non-stop rambling of pithy dialogue in hopes of sounding cool and clever, but coming off as smart-alecky. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
8.5/10 97% People's Republic of Desire (2018) The People's Republic of Desire is a psychological treatise on self-worth, and the lab rats are the citizens of China. YY could be signs of what is to come in our world of internet celebrity. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
7/10 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) I have mixed feelings for Ralph Breaks the Internet. I really wanted it to be as good as the first. Sadly, it's not, but it's still a good film. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
8/10 58% The Grinch (2018) It's the same. The Grinch, other than the expanded story and the upgraded effects, is exactly the same and leaves you with the same warm feelings for the holidays. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
7/10 81% Instant Family (2018) Instant Family is a sales pitch and lays it on pretty thick. Unlike your Hallmark movies, Anders and Morris attempt to give you the whole picture, warts and all, which is admirable. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Behind the Curve (2018) The best word to describe the way Clark shot Behind the Curve is empathetic. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
6.5/10 No Score Yet The Outdoorsman (2017) The Outdoorsman is a good movie and sure to please fans of either Brent Morin or Sasheer Zamata. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
3/10 No Score Yet President Evil (2018) President Evil is frankly not a good movie. Like many films that mix two genres, in this case, comedy and horror, you ultimately water down the two producing a mediocre final product. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
8/10 100% Making Montgomery Clift (2018) You see how brilliant an actor Clift was. You see his love of the art of storytelling, developing characters with depth and dimension, and his willingness to put the final product over his own ego. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
7/10 38% Tiger (2018) There are enough facts and inspiration to make Tiger worth watching. Mickey Rourke always gives a good performance, and he still fits in the boxing setting. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
7.5/10 90% A Private War (2018) Depressed is a feeling you're going to walk away with A Private War. Colvin's downward spiral not only sucked the positive energy from her friends and colleagues, but it will take it away from you as well. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/10 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) It's never a good sign when you have to change directors mid-stream and produce a significant amount of reshoots...The Nutcracker and the Four Realms has some serious problem that couldn't be fixed even by Joe Johnston. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
9/10 87% Unlovable (2018) Unlovable laid everything out on the line, and bared its heart and anyone suffering from any form of addiction can find something in its words. Films like this are few and far between, but the sooner we realize it's okay not to be okay, the better. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Ghost Light (2018) Ghost Light just chooses to play it safe. It just felt like this fun exercise for everyone involved, while offers nothing to the audience that came to watch it. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet All Creatures Here Below (2018) You'll like All Creatures Here Below because you connect with the leads and their story and want to take part on their journey...for better or for worse. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
8/10 65% Stella's Last Weekend (2018) Big guffaws throughout, sprinkled with little chortles to maintain its pace. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet American (2018) American is a patriotic movie that calls out the tragic mistake we foisted upon our own citizens out of fear and racism. This patriotism is not without its blemishes. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Funke (2018) Funke's beautiful food will make you hungry and the restaurant drama will give you an ulcer. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
7/10 83% Microhabitat (So-gong-nyeo) (2017) Lee Som's performance as Miso is tragically sweet. Her portrayal is subtle and never confrontational. - Film Threat EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018