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Film Review: ‘Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings’

26 October 2013 5:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Exuberantly silly, “Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings” sends up Filipino horror, romance, gaysploitation and other genre cliches in service of a pro-tolerance message. Despite that message, there’s very little political correctitude to be found here, and the willingness to ridicule everyone lends Jade Castro’s comedy a contrary, disarming guilelessness, suggesting only churls (of any political/sexual/moral persuasion) could be so humorless as to take actual offense. Released on home turf over two years ago, the pic has been kicking around festivals and elsewhere since, with recent limited U.S. theatrical launch raising visibility for a niche home-format release.

As a child, Remington (Mart Escudero) made incessant fun of ”homos,” running around yelling “”Ay! Bakla! Bakla! Bakla!” at practically anyone, including the parish priest. One day he ridiculed the wrong cross-dressing queen (Roderick Paulate, who’s played such roles for over a quarter-century), who cursed him with, »

- Dennis Harvey

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