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

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

Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

I had an error of judgment. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a Mindanawon. But no, I commit this error once more. No artist would do enough justice to tell Mindanao’s story than a bold and willing one. When they first announced that Brillante Mendoza’s new production was entitled “Mindanao,” as a Mindanawon myself, I was thrilled. I thought to … Continue reading Mindanao, a heartfelt melodrama unworthy of its title

MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be

This year’s Metro Manila Film Festival is a run for the buck. As any film buff would notice, there’s an eclectic mix of the eight films that would be featured, which can be compared to the MMFF of the Golden Age of the Philippine Cinema where the greats such as Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, and Ishmael Bernal each have their own entries. Undoubtedly one … Continue reading MMFF 2019: Diverse as it can ever be

The Ph movie industry on decline: an economic standpoint

Subsequent news regarding the Filipino industry’s declining movie industry has been flocking several of our social media newsfeeds. This started when Erik Matti shared his sentiments about hundreds of movies being made in a year but with very little support from the audiences. His post was supported by resident filmmakers Quark Henares and Mike de Leon. On his Facebook post, Matti opened up several questions … Continue reading The Ph movie industry on decline: an economic standpoint

Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

Each of us certainly has the DNA that always makes us yearn for something new and different. Such a trait has a lot of marketers snag up their game. An example is the food and restaurant industry wherein according to insiders, people tend to grow out of a revered establishment in just a matter of 3 years. The businesses would excite us in the beginning, … Continue reading Embracing our human nature through the Davao Ngilngig Film Festival

LIONHEARTV 2018 RAWR Awards Complete List of Nominees

I love showbiz. Unlike a lot of the people with the same demographics, I don’t consider showbiz as a guilty pleasure. I simply am a massive fan of the industry. Everyone knows that my bias is the ALDUB loveteam, among other mainstream actors and indie/character actors. One of my trusted websites when it comes to seeking showbiz news and commentary is Lionheartv. I am so … Continue reading LIONHEARTV 2018 RAWR Awards Complete List of Nominees