Tiktik: Pinoy Movie Treat


It’s nothing compared to what we’ve been used to appreciate in all of Shake, Rattle and Roll’s series… But it’s one Filipino horror movie you shouldn’t miss. Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (starring Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, Roi Vinzon and Ramon Bautista) will keep you glued to your seats, wanting for [...]

Potted Potter: A Muggle’s Take on the Play


When  a  friend of mine invited me to a show called Potted Potter, I didn’t read  any  reviews  or  articles  about  it. I didn’t want to have  a biased judgment    before  I  even watch  it. I was a little excited as to how they were  able  to fit the seven books of the Harry Potter series [...]

My 10 Favorite Sports Movies: A Nondefinitive List


I wouldn’t call myself a sports fan, but I do appreciate and enjoy watching a good competition especially when there’s drama involved. As I’m sure you would agree, victories—whether in sports or in other aspects of life—can only become that much sweeter when we know about the real struggles that led to that winning moment. [...]

A Movie Review: 200 lbs. Beauty


If you’re into romantic comedies, the beauty and the beast kind of love stories and, uhm . . . anything Korean, well, this movie should very well be at the top of your list! 200 Pounds Beauty will literally keep you glued on your seat, giggling with Han-na, cheering her on, and crying with her in [...]

Queen In Hyun’s Man and InHyun Couple’s Happy Ever After


Seems like time travel-themed dramas are the trend nowadays for Korean TV programs, and an avid K-drama lover would definitely take note of the different ways in which each drama was presented. But if these shows have one common denominator, it would be the “and they lived happily ever after” ending that seems to be [...]

Of Random Lists, Sarah Kay, and Making Up for Writer’s Block


At last Sunday’s Roundtable, we disclosed the very reasons behind our common love for writing. But as any writer knows, no matter how passionate and confident you are about your craft, you are not immune to the chronic attack of—you guessed it—writer’s block. Believe it or not, I had a couple of topics lined up [...]

Super Junior 2012: Sexy, Free, Single, and Ready To Mingle

Super Junior Sexy, Free, and Single Teaser Phtos

As what I have previously written, Super Junior is one of the four K-Pop boybands that I love the most and I cannot hide my excitement for their upcoming 6th album entitled Sexy, Free, and Single. Just the mere thought of the album title enlivens the fangirl in me. Pardon me if I start to [...]

Don’t we love Break-Ups?

I’ve been through four break-ups before I married my husband in December last year. The first happened over the phone, the next one along the street, the third one was inside the car, and the last was thru text. Save for the one along the street, all my break-ups never required lengthy discussions, no personal [...]

Three Zombie Films with Lotsa Brains

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I have an almost unhealthy fixation for the undead. Ya know, zombies. But only in movies and books because it would be weird to obsess about them in real life. (OK, you got me. I have totally obsessed about them in real life.) Ironically, I’m also the biggest sissy in the planet when it comes [...]

Paul Thomas Anderson—Into the Realm of Auteur


Directors come in all human types—male, female, gay straight, tall, short, fair, dark, introvert, extrovert, garrulous, reserved—the adjectives can just go on and on. Today, anyone with something to say and access to modest production equipment can direct a movie of some kind—well, that is no longer the barrier. Michael Rabiger, in his book Directing: [...]

Four K-Pop Boybands I Love The Most

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Some may not agree with me, but I think K-Pop boybands have made a big impact on the worldwide music market not just because of their music and talent, but also because of their charms—pretty boy looks, out-of-this-world hairstyles, abs and all. The charisma of these groups have been proven time and again by their [...]

Gary V’s On Higher Ground: The 3D Concert Experience

The mark of being a true performer doesn’t stop with the number of hits he makes, or the number of albums he has sold–but by the way he manages to reinvent himself through time. Not many artists have that gift, that is why many of them come and go, and why some only become one-time [...]

Listening to the Sound of Music

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Before I start, let me tell you that this is not a review of a play expert. This is not also a review of an artist. This is simply retelling an experience and sharing it. This is just an analysis of someone who just enjoys watching musical plays. The Sound of Music was a 1959 [...]

KPop Saturday: Rooftop Prince

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Do you believe in reincarnation? Do you believe that love conquers all? When two people are meant for each other, is it possible that love will find a way to bring them back together? The recently concluded Korean drama Rooftop Prince offered a new twist and storyline for period dramas that the viewers are more [...]