Month: February 2018

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Black Panther (2018)

    Ryan Coogler’s superhero film Black Panther tells a socially-relevant story and breaks barriers at the same time. Black Panther currently sits as the most critically-acclaimed superhero film of all time on the review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes with 97% (roughly tied with 2004’s The Incredibles) as of writing. Not to mention its current dominion on […]

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Peter Rabbit (2018)

    The titular character Peter Rabbit, voiced by James Corden, is one mischievous and rebellious fur. Along with his triplet siblings, Mopsy (voiced by Elizabeth Debicki), Flopsy (voiced by Margot Robbiel), and Cottontail (voiced by Daisy Ridley), he scavenges from his family’s former abode– now their human neighbor McGregor’s (Sam Neill). But when McGregor bites the […]

  • Jackie Chan mixes action, sci-fi in latest movie ‘Bleeding Steel’

    Martial Arts Superstar Jackie Chan heats up the big screen again in his latest action/sci-fi movie, Bleeding Steel, which will open in Philippine theaters starting February 21. Directed by Leo Zhang, the movie tells the story of Special Agent Lin Dong (Chan) who gets torn between his family and his duty. He gets a phone […]

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Meet Me in St. Gallen (2018)

    Stripped down of unnecessary subplots, Irene Villamor’s Meet Me in St. Gallen trusts its audience to fill-in the gaps (sometimes to a fault) and is anchored by natural acting, profound direction and a consistently improving cinematography. Meet Me in St. Gallen is a story of kindred souls meeting at three different points in their lives. […]

  • Oscar Prediction 2018: Who should win at the 90th Academy Awards?

    My annual tradition. Since Oscar season will always be my Super Bowl, I take this prediction game quite seriously. No, it’s not necessarily evaluating what’s and who’s the best (but I’ll also be giving my personal favorites though) — it’s about knowing how Oscars work. I’ve been an avid follower and spectator of the Oscars since […]

  • ‘Black Panther’ rules at no. 1 with P258.57-M in 5 days

    The Lunar Year of the Dog? For now it’s more like a strong Year of the Panther, as Marvel Studios’ Black Panther lunged and clawed its victorious way to Philippine cinemas, posting a monumental opening weekend of Php 258.57-M (including sneaks) in five days (Feb 14 – 18). With that smash figure, Filipino Marvel fans […]

  • James Corden lends voice of the rascal, rebel ‘Peter Rabbit’

    British comedian and talk show host James Corden (Into the Woods, The Late Late Show) brings a perfect balance of mischief and charm as the voice of the eponymous hero in Columbia Pictures’ family adventure Peter Rabbit (in Philippine cinemas February 28). In Peter Rabbit™, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of […]

  • Steven Spielberg celebrates press freedom with ‘The Post’

    Variety raves that Steven Spielberg’s The Post, “Pulses ahead like a detective yarn for news junkies, one that crackles with present-day parallels.” USA Today declares, “The Post is an inspirational reminder of the importance of a free press while unabashedly making journalism look like the most awesome job ever.” And Rolling Stone praises, “Spielberg’s tense, […]