Journey of A Teen Bully in Acclaimed Manga & Box-Office Hit “A Silent Voice”

 “A Silent Voice”  (Koe no Katachi) is based on the highly regarded, award-winning Manga by Yoshitoki Oima, the film was made by Kyoto Animation and directed by Naoko Yamada.                 A coming-of-age story, “A Silent Voice,” is a manga about a deaf high school girl, the boy who bullies her and his attempt at reconciliation.  Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can’t … Continue reading Journey of A Teen Bully in Acclaimed Manga & Box-Office Hit “A Silent Voice”

“2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” Review: Raw, Dark and Twisted

2 COOL 2 BE 4GOTTEN (2016) Review Directed by Petersen Vargas A film that is packaged as a coming-of-age gay film, you wouldn’t expect it to go intense, dark and twisted. So, how would you tell a coming-of-age story? Go deeply personal, that’s how director Petersen Vargas wants to tell the story of Felix Salonga, played by Khalil Ramos. The shots give the film an atmospheric … Continue reading “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” Review: Raw, Dark and Twisted

Young Adult Novel “Before I Fall” Turned Motion Picture

 Sam seemed to have everything a teenage girl could want: popularity, a hot boyfriend, cool status, fun friends, loving family and seeming happiness.  But beyond the superficial, Sam’s life wasn’t so charmed. She was one of a clique of high school mean girls who made life hellish for those different from them.  When she’s killed in a car accident, Sam is forced to relive her … Continue reading Young Adult Novel “Before I Fall” Turned Motion Picture

“Vince & Kath & James” Review: Young Love Today

VINCE AND KATH AND JAMES (2016) Review Directed by Theodore Boborol You could say that Vince and Kath and James is the only full-on mainstream film among the eight entries of this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, that may be the case but it definitely deserves the spot of being one of what they call the Magic 8. With a story that is light, relatable and bursting with … Continue reading “Vince & Kath & James” Review: Young Love Today

Regal’s ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ Gives Way To ‘Haunted Mansion’

REGAL ENTERTAINMENT’s highly successful Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) horror trilogy franchise, Shake, Rattle & Roll gives way this year to an even hair-raising, sine-chilling, bloodier, horrifying theater experience as the mother and daughter tandem of Lily Monteverde field Haunted Mansion right on Christmas Day. Directed by multi-awarded Jun Lana, Haunted Mansion features three of today’s freshest and hottest young faces – Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome … Continue reading Regal’s ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ Gives Way To ‘Haunted Mansion’

‘Haunted Mansion,’ A Strong Contender for Best Picture, Janella Salvador, A Shoo-In for Best Actress

Multi-awarded director Jun Lana made sure that Regal Entertainment’s Metro Manila Film Festival entry, ‘Haunted Mansion,’ is tops not just in the technical aspect but in the acting department as well. This year’s biggest horror movie topbills Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce with senior actors Iza Calzado, Dominic Ochoa and Janice De Belen. Lana is an expert at giving what the horror films … Continue reading ‘Haunted Mansion,’ A Strong Contender for Best Picture, Janella Salvador, A Shoo-In for Best Actress

MOVIE REVIEW: Jem and the Holograms (2015)

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS (2015) Review Directed by Jon M. Chu A bland rise to fame drama that doesn’t know the essence of fame, being in the younger years and family. Jem and the Holograms’ strong suit is its song number sequences but there is not enough for it to save the film from being dull. The film has a lot of elements it wants … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Jem and the Holograms (2015)

Know the ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ in these Hilarious New Clips

As the Philippine opening of Paramount Pictures’s “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” looms, the studio has now released two new clips from the teen-oriented horror comedy for fans to enjoy. Watch the clip titled “How to Build a Campfire” and a trailer cutdown Packed with blood-soaked gags and inappropriate humor, “Scouts Guide” is said to be equal parts gory horror and raunchy comedy, pulling … Continue reading Know the ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ in these Hilarious New Clips

Young Women Express Themselves, Conquer Hearts in ‘Jem and the Holograms’

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ “Jem and the Holograms,” four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your destiny lies in finding your own voice.  … Continue reading Young Women Express Themselves, Conquer Hearts in ‘Jem and the Holograms’