We all loved Disney•Pixar movies for their outstanding storytelling, groundbreaking plots, and incredible animation. Every movie is great on its own. Who would have thought that a movie about talking marine animals could be a hit or a house filled with balloons can make us sob? Apparently, for the animation company, the sky is the limit. Nothing can stop them, not even death. This is proven true in their latest film Coco, based on the Mexican tradition Dia de las Muertos or Day of the Dead.
In celebration of the release of Disney•Pixar’s latest film, Coco, Filipino animator Gini Santos visited her home country on Nov. 6 to 7. Santos created a history in Pixar as the first woman Supervising Animator.
Loads of 80’s pop culture references, a small town conspiracy, and awesome story. Netflix definitely hit the jackpot in 2016 with its original series, Stranger Things. It grew a huge fanbase when it came out last year and it was a no-brainer that a sequel is very much warranted. In 2017, the Duffer Brothers brought back the gang and took the audiences to another adventure at the small town of Hawkins.
Netflix PH invited me to be among the very first in the country to enjoy Stranger Things season 2 weeks prior to its release. To say that I am a huge fan of the series is an understatement and to have this privilege was extra special! Upon receiving an access to the episodes, I binge-watched the season in 2 Days. Yes, slow for a nine-episode season but hey, I have a day job! With that said, here are the 5 burning questions that I had after watching Stranger Things 2.
(Beware: spoilers are up ahead. )
Marvel movies are a hit among fans for a number of reasons: the overarching stories, the character, and its humor. These films are the true definition of a comic book movie: fun. From Avengers to Guardians of the Galaxy, different directors put their own flavor to their films while still keeping the fun vibe of each. For the third outing of the Norse god, Kiwi director Taika Waititi brings in a new brand of humor in Thor: Ragnarok. Read more about Thor: Ragnarok Brings a New Brand of Humor …
Expectations are high for the 30-year-in-the-making sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. The film was highly advanced for its time when it came out making it one of the tent poles of sci-fi films. Surprisingly, despite its smart plot and visually stunning imagery, it did not immediately receive the success it deserves. Unfortunately, it appears that the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, is experiencing the same. I, for one, is a fan of Denis Villeneuve’s work at the sequel, and let me list down some of the reasons why you should see Blade Runner 2049.
An unconventional friendship unfolds in Victoria & Abdul, starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. The unlikely relationship between Queen Victoria and her munshi or teacher which defied royalties comes at a perfect time. Read more about Victoria and Abdul Movie Review …
Following the incredible success of Gerardo Francisco’s Ibong Adarna, Ballet Manila brings in another ballet classic for their 22nd Performance Season “Flights of Fantasy”. The country’s premier ballet company soars yet again with the re-staging of Swan Lake. Ballet Manila’s production is both a part of the company’s commitment to produce at least one classic ballet in every season’s repertoire and to bring in brilliance and grandeur.