Relive the memory of ‘Cats’ at SM Cinema

Get ready to dance and belt out some classic tunes as SM Cinema brings you Cats, a movie adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical. Cats tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and their annual Jellicle Ball, a ceremony where a cat from the said tribe is chosen to ascend toContinue reading “Relive the memory of ‘Cats’ at SM Cinema”

WATCH: ‘In the Heights’ trailer turns up the volume of your dreams

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… “In the Heights.” Check out the film’s official trailer and watch “In the Heights” in Philippine cinemas July 2020. Lights up on Washington Heights…TheContinue reading “WATCH: ‘In the Heights’ trailer turns up the volume of your dreams”

‘Yesterday’ review: A world without The Beatles

As a charming offbeat romcom that highlights the music of The Beatles, ‘Yesterday’ is easy to let into your heart. As a Beatles fan myself, I’m inclined to say that any film that features their music is automatically worthy of the admission price. The band rightfully deserves their pedestal in rock n’ roll history –Continue reading “‘Yesterday’ review: A world without The Beatles”

‘The Lion King’ (2019) review: Photorealistic Disney remake means no worries

Jon Favreau’s remake of ‘The Lion King’ does not liberate itself from the shackles of the Disney classic but the nostalgia it brings should be enough to make this an easy crowd-pleaser. On a strict technical level, Disney’s 2019 version of The Lion King counts more as a retelling than a reimagination: the story andContinue reading “‘The Lion King’ (2019) review: Photorealistic Disney remake means no worries”

‘Rocketman’ review: The glamorous and heartbreaking life of Elton John

With its highly imaginative direction and Taron Egerton’s magnetic performance, ‘Rocketman’ finishes on a high note. It’s impossible not to think of Bohemian Rhapsody while watching Rocketman. Not to mention the fact that Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher himself assumed directing duties after Bryan Singer’s untimely exit while shooting Bohemian Rhapsody, both musical biopics feature flamboyant,Continue reading “‘Rocketman’ review: The glamorous and heartbreaking life of Elton John”

Rami Malek relives Queen’s historic performances in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

If you have ever been moved by the mesmerizing operatics of the song Bohemian Rhapsody or have been singing along to the soaring choruses of We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You in music halls, stadiums or arenas, then you shouldn’t miss “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie when it comes opens in cinemas. The filmContinue reading “Rami Malek relives Queen’s historic performances in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’”

‘A Star is Born’ review [2 of 2]: The musical era is officially back!

Bradley Cooper brings back a contemporary remake of a beloved Hollywood classic in ‘A Star is Born,’ with less glitter and more realistic textures, showcasing the dark pits of dreams and stardom. Led by his raw and poetic direction, Cooper shows the movie from the artist’s perspective — camera angles from the back of theContinue reading “‘A Star is Born’ review [2 of 2]: The musical era is officially back!”

‘A Star is Born’ review [1 of 2]: Grit behind the glam

Bradley Cooper recreates a role of a lifetime for him and Lady Gaga in ‘A Star is Born.’ There’s much more to the fourth reiteration of A Star is Born rather than being Bradley Cooper’s passion project. It operates on many levels – an underdog musical, a titillating romance, an existentialist tale, and most ofContinue reading “‘A Star is Born’ review [1 of 2]: Grit behind the glam”

Lady Gaga shines in her first movie lead role via ‘A Star is Born’

Multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “A Star is Born,” her first leading role in a major motion picture. In the film, Bradley Cooper (who also directs the film) portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has given upContinue reading “Lady Gaga shines in her first movie lead role via ‘A Star is Born’”

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ is what the first film should have been

Despite using lesser-known Abba songs, Ol Parker’s ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ knocks off the first film by having a focused narrative, offering more room for poignant character introspection. If you have already seen the trailers released for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, you might have noticed the glaring absence of ‘The DancingContinue reading “MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ is what the first film should have been”