Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi goes, we will follow

One of the predicaments in our country today is the supposed non-renewal of the franchise of the biggest media broadcasting corporation, ABS-CBN. While I have no business about the issues the media giant is facing (I believe it would be impossible for them to go off-air), I lie if I say I won’t be curious if ever they lose in the end. I mean, what … Continue reading Everywhere Alessandra De Rossi goes, we will follow

The impact of rom-com films based on your relationship status

Let me tell you a story. I’m friends with a couple who has a minor issue in their relationship. Let’s call them Bonnie and Clyde. It seems like Clyde always takes Bonnie for granted.  I know that Clyde has his type of girl in mind, and that is, “the cool girl,” but I thought that he was over it since he fell in love with … Continue reading The impact of rom-com films based on your relationship status

I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards

I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards just wrapped up. This might be the best ceremony by far, at least for Parasite’s win. I could ask for more, but for now, I am celebrating! Nominations As usual, there are a lot of issues circulating in The Academy again. There are only a very few females that have been nominated, and the best director … Continue reading I’m on an Oscar high! The 92nd Academy Awards

George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

For every feature of #ThePopBlogCrush, the question lies in whether I write about a charismatic and popular personality, or a serious and grim personality heavily perused in her/his/their craft. I’m always torn between the two, but I almost always choose the latter. I love character actors, the underdog (or subtle) heroes of film and tv. In the 16 years that he’s been in the industry, … Continue reading George Mackay, an actor you cannot downplay

100 Tula Para kay Stella is having a sequel

It’s official! 100 Tula Para kay Stella director Jason Paul Laxamana announced on his personal Facebook page that they are producing a sequel the 2017’s romcom. The story revolves around Fidel, a talented high schooler who has a speech impediment who is enamored by free-spirited Stella, who dreams to be a professional musician. It was a rollercoaster love between the two, as Fidel would always … Continue reading 100 Tula Para kay Stella is having a sequel

Japanese Box Office Hits abound in Japan Film Week 2020

Minasan, Konnichiwa! The Japan Foundation, together with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, brings the Philippines another Japanese film week. The first leg is in Davao City that already started today, with the showing of Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai. The film week will run from today until January 31, 2020, at Cinematheque Centre Davao. It will continue to other cities in February. … Continue reading Japanese Box Office Hits abound in Japan Film Week 2020

5 Reasons why I watch Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental + Commentary

Disclaimer: My positive thoughts only go to the writers, the guests, and to how the hosts do in the game (not the entire segment). I am not oblivious to the issues that some of the hosts are accosted to. In fact, I disdain them for it. Since this segment has taught its viewers a lot of lessons on empathy and open-mindedness, it’s worth featuring. One … Continue reading 5 Reasons why I watch Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental + Commentary

Song Kang Ho, the male muse of South Korea’s most prolific directors

I am going against the flow. Instead of featuring cute or chiseled Korean Hallyu actors and idols, this week’s Pop Blog Crush is Song Kang Ho, Korea’s King of arthouse films. Song Kang Ho is the only Asian actor to have won Locarno Film Festival’s Excellence Award. He’s also trending these days because his starer film, Parasite, is up for six Oscars, including Best Picture … Continue reading Song Kang Ho, the male muse of South Korea’s most prolific directors

EA Guzman, the underrated chameleon

Be it singing, dancing, acting, or whatever talent in the arts he may also possess, Edgar Allan Guzman can deliver. What started as a grand championship in Eat Bulaga’s Mr. Pogi would grow into a stable career for EA. He would star in several indie and mainstream films as lead and support, with Cinemalaya’s Ligo na Ü, Lapit na Me being one of the memorable … Continue reading EA Guzman, the underrated chameleon