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And what he thinks of young composers and Filipino music today.
The thing is, people on top of their game, such as National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab, never feel they know it all. In fact, they're always studying the world around them in order to learn more.Every step Cayabyab has taken in his very ...
 
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See the super-gang here.
Mondays are soul-crushing, so much so that you'd rather a powerful god snap his fat purple fingers and do away with half of the universe than face another day with Linda, your very slow computer.  Oh, wait that was the climax of last ...
 
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The insatiable craving at the heart of the Netflix thriller is unpacked by its Korean stars.
Of course Kingdom has zombies, but the latest Netflix scarefest is more than just a horde of supernaturals who refuse to die. As its stars and creatives expressed during its launch in Seoul, the show carries a distinct flavor and, more important, possesses ...
 
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Tom Epperson captures Pepe Smith deep in thought.
Pepe Smith, the inimitable icon of Filipino rock 'n' roll, passed away today at 71 years old. Part of the iconic Juan dela Cruz band, together with Wally Gonzalez and Mike Hanopol, he leaves behind a catalogue of unforgettable anthems, including “Himig Natin,” ...
 
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Here are the books you must buy now.
News that local publishing house Visprint Inc., the home of Bob Ong and Manix Abrera books, among many others, is closing down made the rounds on Facebook last week. On January 14, the company confirmed the news in a statement released on its ...
 
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Its creator describes the process as “trying to do a Rubik's cube in your head.”
How did you find your experience of watching Blackmirror: Bandersnatch, the interactive choose-your-own-adventure movie by Netflix? Was it thrilling, confusing, tiring, mind-blowing, or was it all of the above? How many of the more than a trillion permutations did you come across? And which ...
 
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There are risks when audiences no longer share experiences, even when they're watching the same show.
Though it’s a dizzying achievement, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, the newly released choose-your-own-adventure installment of the popular Netflix series, is more gimmick in search of a home than a fully-realized example of storytelling in gaming, film, or whatever intersection of the two it ...
 
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Maybe she learned a thing or two from Littlefinger.
Going into the final season of Game of Thrones, fans certainly know one thing: No one is safe. And even though Tyrion, Jon, Daenerys, Cersei, Arya, and virtually every other main character is on the chopping block, fans noticed that one character ...
 
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The characters, franchises, dances, and songs pop culture is dragging into 2019.
As the legendary country singer and part-time gambler Kenny Rogers once said, “You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.” Unfortunately, 2018 didn’t get the memo. From Jack on This Is Us to all those dead (but not ...
 
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Caught between a game and a film, Netflix's big holiday release forgot about character and plot.
In 1984, a complicated video game touted as a revolutionary concept ended up never being released and helped bankrupt its creator, Imagine Software. The game provides the title and inspiration for Charlie Brooker's new Black Mirror film Bandersnatch, a project which—while in no ...
 
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It features a time-warped London.
Charlie Brooker's dystopian series Black Mirror is shifting gears for its forthcoming instalment and releasing a film in addition to its fifth season.The news was confirmed when a keen-eyed Netflix user spotted the title card for 'Bandersnatch' revealed it was a film ...
 
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Starring Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss.
Despite the Academy's decision, the 2018 Best Picture Oscar will always truly belong to Jordan Peele's racial horror and directorial debut, Get Out.Clearly Peele is only just getting started with a long slate of projects coming up including a docuseries about Lorenna ...
 
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The movie premieres on Netflix today, December 28.
Back in the 1980s, technology was only beginning to enter our homes—mostly in the form of home computers and video game consoles, whose power was only beginning to be apparent to the common user.No wonder, then, that it was a time for ...
 
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20 questions we're asking about the Sandra Bullock horror movie.
I had very high hopes for Bird Box, but considering that it was getting an awards season release without a lot of awards season treatment, I decided not to get too excited. Bird Box, which is adapted from the novel of the ...
 
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The jewels in the rough.
I’ll say it: 2018 was not the best year for original Pilipino music (OPM). There’s good music out there, for sure, but like an explorer hacking his way through dense jungle, you need to go out and work to find them. Which ...
 
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We break down the cinematic government masterpiece that is "MMFF".
Forget Eddie Garcia in Rainbow Sunset, Anne Curtis in Aurora, or any other of the eight films in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. The surprise hit of the annual festival just might be a little short starring Secretary Francis N. Tolentino. The 30-second ...
 
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In which we try to explain all the things that you don't get about what just happened right now (we won Miss Universe).
Here's a red-hot conundrum from social media:"Hello Esquire! Please help me. Today, I awoke to a thunderous boom and then a series of high-pitched squeals accompanied a claw digging into my shoulder. (I am bleeding.) I thought there was some sort of ...
 
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With a special shoutout to Amber Heard as Mera.
Aquaman is the lamest superhero. For the longest time, the king of Atlantis has been the butt of superhero jokes. He swims, he talks to fish, and he’s pretty useless out of water. But for a short while in the 90’s, under ...
 
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The director also confirms the five-part miniseries that will follow the film.
It's been five years since Erik Matti's On the Job, the director's breakthrough "neo-noir" film starring Joel Torre, Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and Joey Marquez. Since then, the film's writer-director has announced a six-part spinoff miniseries, followed by the news that the producers have ...
 
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Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige star in this Netflix version of the Dark Horse Comics series.
While everyone has their eyes on the major superhero universes from DC and Marvel, thank Odin that there seems to be someone from the streaming services who has their eye outside the mainstream.Netflix has just released a teaser and the first images from ...