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  • MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mulan,’ focused on giving the character more weight

    Niki Caro’s take on the girl warrior in Ancient China brims with compelling fidelity, self-cognizant of its duty to preserve the magic of the classic while trying to introduce new elements intended only to enforce its highly-celebrated anthems: honor, loyalty, courage, among many others. The result of this effort comes out mostly decent, but its […] More

  • TV REVIEW: Tension erupts as ‘A Soldier’s Heart’ moves closer to its finale

    KAPAMILYA CHANNEL ACTORS: Gerald Anderson, Carlo Aquino, Sid Lucero, Irma Adlawan, Rommel Padilla, Jerome Ponce, Nash Aguas Elmo Magalona, Yves Flores, Mon Confiado, Ariel Rivera, Mickey Ferriols, Nicky Valdez, Vin Abrenica, Sue Ramirez FORMAT: Teleserye PREMISE:  A group of young soldiers perform their duties to the nation, while trying to keep and protect  the brotherhood […] More

  • DIGITAL SERIES REVIEW: Star Cinema’s ‘The Four Bad Boys and Me’

    STAR CINEMA ACTORS: Kaori Oinuma, Rhys Miguel, Aljon Mendoza, Jeremiah Lisbo, Mark Rivera FORMAT: Web Television Series/Podcast PREMISE: Xavier High’s resident loner and nobody, Candice Gonzales, is pestered by the school’s four bad boys, as she tries not to fall for one of them WHERE TO WATCH: Star Cinema’s official YouTube channel and Facebook page […] More

  • Local production units try to keep up with the new normal

    Strict safety protocols are prompting local production units to impose drastic adjustments, not just to their filming strategies, but also to plots of ongoing script-based productions. There have been casualties already - TV series, and unscripted shows that eventually bid farewell in television for good. On ABS-CBN, the Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil-starrer ‘Make It […] More

  • TV REVIEW: ‘It’s Showtime’ goes viral with contagious ‘Mas Testing’

    ABS-CBN’s IT’S SHOWTIME finds itself back again in social media trends through the emerging popularity of its newest segment ‘MAS TESTING’. Headed by the DOH (Department of Happiness) Secretary, Vice Ganda, the segment employs a daily Tumpak (Correct) Tracer who tries to give the right ‘data’ by figuring out which one of the two Persons-Under-Testing […] More

  • TV REVIEW: ‘Love Thy Woman’ nears its explosive finale

    STATION: KAPAMILYA CHANNEL ACTORS: Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Yam Concepcion, Christopher de Leon,Eula Valdez, Sunshine Cruz, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ruffa Gutierrez, Karl Gabriel FORMAT: Teleserye/Soap Opera TIMESLOT: 2:30PM Weekdays WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT Love Thy Woman’s ensemble cast engage in oversized dramatic confrontations, as they play interesting characters in a familiar but well-written plot […] More

  • TV REVIEW: ‘Bangon Talentadong Pinoy’ invites Pinoys to use talent as means to get by during the pandemic

    STATION: TV5 HOST: Ryan Agoncillo FORMAT: Talent show PREMISE: Contestants try to impress the judges (talent scouts) to earn their thumbs-ups. TIMESLOT: 8PM every Saturday WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT The restrictions caused by the government-imposed quarantine measures to combat the ongoing pandemic prompted BANGON TALENTADONG PINOY’s show runners to make format adjustments for them […] More

  • TV REVIEW: Pokwang and Jose Manalo’s ‘Fill In The Bank’

    STATION: TV5 HOSTS: Jose Manalo, Pokwang PREMISE: Players try to make as much savings as they can in three rounds to be able to play the jackpot round TIME SLOT: 7:30 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT TV5 is poised to meet the increasing demand for new content as local audiences crave […] More

  • TV REVIEW: ‘Bawal na Game Show’ excites viewers with familiar and fun-filled games

    STATION: TV5 HOSTS: Paolo Ballesteros, Wally Bayola FORMAT: GAME SHOW PREMISE: Contestants try to make their way through the game’s three stages while trying to follow different restrictions set in every round. TIME SLOT: 7:30 PM Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT ‘BAWAL NA GAME SHOW’ is an interesting and fun show filled with exciting games, humor, and prizes. […] More

  • TV REVIEW: ‘Chika, Besh’ shares women empowerment

    STATION: TV5 HOSTS: Pokwang, Pauleen Luna, Ria Atayde IN A NUTSHELL: A daily morning show that talks about heartwarming stories of people from all walks of life. The show also aspires to address needs and issues that involve women. TIME SLOT: 10:00 AM, weekdays TV5 steps up to the challenge of becoming the new direct competitor of broadcast giant, GMA Network, as its previous main rival, ABS-CBN […] More

  • TV REVIEW: ‘Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin’ conquers with performances and drama

    KAPAMILYA CHANNEL  ACTORS: Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Maricel Soriano, Sam Milby, Lito Pimentel IN A NUTSHELL: ‘ANG SA IYO AY AKIN’ is about friendship torn apart by one’s mistake with the consequences suffered by another. A story of a rise from fall, revenge, and what comes in its wake. TIMESLOT: 8:40PM, Weeknights, after FPJ’s […] More

  • ‘Hindi Tayo Pwede’: A Love Between a Living and a Ghost

    Love is supposed to be without any restrain or limitation, but that’s not the case with Gabby, Gabriel, and Dennis. Lovi Poe, Tony Labrusca, and Marco Gumabao portray the three lead characters, respectively. The film Hindi Tayo Pwede is Joel Lamangan latest direction (for Viva Films), and Ricky Lee is the man behind the imagination […] More