Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema

No one can ever write about an actor as vividly as his close relations, co-actors, and directors, or perhaps a fan who has been following his work for many years. However, I am quite enamored by Max von Sydow, not because of a necessary tribute, but because as good an actor he was, I found a little space for him in the cinephile division of … Continue reading Max von Sydow, one of the kingpins of world cinema

Getting to know I Belong to the Zoo

Interview footage by OC-Craft. As one of the breakthrough artists of 2019, I belong to the Zoo (Argee Guerrero) has a lot going on in his career. He has had several collaborations, one of them being Moira dela Torre, and currently Mayonnaise. With Argee’s sad and poignant songs, one would always be curious how those creations came to life. In August of last year, me … Continue reading Getting to know I Belong to the Zoo

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

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

Lizzo, the Grammy winner some of you might have not heard of

Whether the Grammys is a rigged game or not, there are some artists that deserve their nominations, to say the least. And one of them is Lizzo. Lizzo bagged 3 awards: Best Pop Solo Performance for the song Truth Hurts, Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song Jerome, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Cuz I Love You (Deluxe). Some of you have not heard … Continue reading Lizzo, the Grammy winner some of you might have not heard of

98°, our favorite soulful boyband and the songs we want them to play in their upcoming Ph tour

98° was one of the boy bands that breakthrough during the mid-late 90s. But as a 90s boyband, they were a bit different from the rest. They didn’t dance; they mostly relied on their vocal abilities to serenade their fans. The members are also more masculine and “big” compared to other boy bands’ members. Most notably, they formed the group themselves, wrote their own songs, … Continue reading 98°, our favorite soulful boyband and the songs we want them to play in their upcoming Ph tour

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

10 Sarah Geronimo songs that deserve your attention, other than Tala

I have the worst case of last song syndrome to Sarah Geronimo’s Tala. Who doesn’t? Unless you’re an alien who never goes out of the basement, without an internet connection, your chances are very slim. Tala was released in 2015 and made waves, but it wasn’t until in December of last year when the hit song reached its tipping point after Sarah’s performance at the … Continue reading 10 Sarah Geronimo songs that deserve your attention, other than Tala

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