#Cinemalaya2022 Reviews: ‘Retirada,’ ‘Blue Room,’ ‘The Baseball Player’

‘RETIRADA’ ReviewDirected by Milo Alto-Paz, Cynthia Cruz-Paz It’s a straightforward film carried by the performance of veteran actress Peewee O’Hara. Retirada is a decent debut movie for filmmakers Milto Alto-Paz and Cynthia Cruz-Paz. It’s an interesting and at times interesting look at how the emptiness of a person can go to lengths even neglect the …

‘Nope’ director Jordan Peele rewrites script for Fil-Puerto Rican actor Brandon Perea

Brandon Perea, born from a Filipino mother and Puerto Rican father is an affirmative rising star in his his latest film role in Jordan Peele’s horror thriller “Nope” alongside established Hollywood actors Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. From the movie’s world premiere, Perea received rave reviews for his performance as one of the …

Critically-acclaimed ‘Triangle of Sadness’ trailer released, coming soon to PH cinemas

After creating buzz for winning this year’s Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or, Ruben Östlund’s ‘Triangle of Sadness’ finally releases its trailer. Watch it below: Directed by the multi-awarded Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund, this highly-anticipated dark comedy stars Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean Kriek, Vicki Berlin, Zlatko Burić, and our very own Dolly de Leon in her critically acclaimed performance. “Set …

#Cinemalaya2022 Reviews: ‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?,’ ‘Kargo,’ ‘Bula sa Langit’

‘Bakit Di Mo Sabihin?’ ReviewDirected by Real S. Florido Representation of people with disability in the most popular genre in Philippine cinema, romance. Outstanding performances from Janine Gutierrez and JC de Vera made Bakit Di Mo Sabihin? even more special. Apart from the themes it wants to present, which are the struggles of disabled persons …

Kroma Entertainment boosts studio production business with ANIMA, Secret Menu 

MANILA, Philippines – Aligned with its corporate credo to deliver TraDigital entertainment for all, Kroma Entertainment, Inc. is introducing its trailblazing creative business units: ANIMA and Secret Menu. Earlier this year, Filipino entertainment production house Globe Studios announced its rebrand, shifting into ANIMA, Kroma Entertainment Inc.’s film production studio.  ANIMA boasts of highly-acclaimed films such …

“The Invitation” — Horror Told From a Female Perspective

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson directs Columbia Pictures’ new horror thriller The Invitation starring Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious 7 & 8). Watch the film’s trailer: Thompson made her feature writer-directorial debut with The Light of the Moon, which won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at SXSW. The film holds a 97% Rotten …

“Bullet Train” Opens at No.1 in Global Box-Office, Now showing in PH cinemas

The worldwide box-office hopped aboard Brad Pitt’s blockbuster express as Columbia Pictures’ action-thriller Bullet Train revved up $62.5M in its opening weekend to capture the No.1 spot globally (US and international) for the August 3 to 7 frame. Watch the film’s latest trailer The UK led all 57 markets with a 5-day total of $3.5M, followed by …

Lovi Poe, Janine Gutierrez in a queer tender romance in iWantTFC’s ‘Sleep With Me’

Lovi Poe and Janine Gutierrez will impart eye-opening lessons as interabled lovers out to break free from the constraints of society in iWantTFC’s newest original offering, “Sleep with Me.” “Sleep with Me” is a queer female love story which won the Audience Award for Best Episodic when it made its world premiere last July 19 …

Director GB Sampedro continues to reign Vivamax with ‘High on Sex’ and ‘Purificacion’

Two number one contents from the same director in the Philippines’ number one streaming service. That’s GB Sampedro’s with number one series ‘High on Sex’ and number one movie ‘Purificacion,’ now both streaming on Vivamax. ‘High on Sex’ is a sexy comedy coming-of-age series starring ”Boy Bastos” star Wilbert Ross and reuniting him with ”Crush …

Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada Seek Vengeance in “Bullet Train”

Two of today’s most popular Japanese actors, Andrew Koji (HBO Max’s Warrior) and Hiroyuki Sanada (John Wick: Chapter 4) star alongside Brad Pitt in Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller Bullet Train, in Philippine cinemas August 10. In the film, Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off …