It's already October and I suppose Billy Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Kool (and whoever that fourth guy is) are finally awake now after whole month of sleep. Yep. September has ended. Welcome back punk rock sellouts. Sometimes, I wish I could do that. Just sleep. Not necessarily for the whole month, but get… Continue reading Movies I’ve Seen In September: King of Comedy, Satanic Panic, John Wick 2, The Raid 2
I'm not totally sure about this, but Shane Black being attached to write and direct The Predator probably created a lot of buzz. Fans probably had high hopes for a good sequel/soft reboot. Fox probably dreamt of a franchise (re)starter. Black has that Iron Man 3 magic in him. One controversy, a handful reshoots, and… Continue reading Everybody Seems to Hate ‘The Predator’
She goes by the uncoolest of names. And she sometimes sings like she's just woken up, still in her bed, softly strumming. Yes, but Soccer Mommy's Clean is one of the best of the year. In fact, it's probably my favorite record from 2018, ahead of Parquet Courts' vibrantly "produced" (I prefer their lo-fi past)… Continue reading Clean (Soccer Mommy, 2018)
The '90s brought us Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Eraserheads, Rivermaya, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, AND---Carlo J. Caparas movies. The last on that list is an embarrassment of riches: great acting, rape, murder, massacre, drug addicts, and Kris Aquino---all based on "true to life" stories. Couple that with sensationalist TV programs masquerading as public service, and you… Continue reading Tuhog (Larger Than Life)
There's probably a lot less at stake in Spider-Man: Far From Home than the last few MCU movies, but Spidey's second solo MCU outing understands what most Marvel superhero movies don't: that it takes a lot to beat a super-villain, physically, mentally, and emotionally. While the movie didn't offer any concrete explanation, nor visual wizardry… Continue reading The Best Spider-Man Movie?
One could probably understand why Regine Velasquez was seemingly annoyed that in one TV show where she's judge, jury and executioner, so many aspiring singers try so hard to get that Moira effect, the kind of airy, whisper-y, sleep-inducing soothing voice, that makes insomnia-cure heaven out of soft-strummed guitar or ukulele. Everyone wants to be… Continue reading Malaya (Moira dela Torre, 2018)
We're Cancelling The Apocalypse! If there's one movie that had me preoccupied for most of March and April, that would be Endgame, Avengers: Endgame. And I saw it on its opening day. And we did no online reservation whatsoever. Just went to one cinema far from the city, where online reservations and reserve seating aren't… Continue reading Rewatch: Assault On Precinct 13, Slither, Samurai X, Pacific Rim
And then, Sandwich parted ways with BMG, otherwise known as the Beatles' record label, went indie, and released an album with five, (take note, not just four but five!) naked girls under a huge umbrella on the cover. Due to strict censorship at the time, under then-president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, they had to hire the best… Continue reading Thanks To The Moon
I've seen one great, two good films last month. Didn't have that much time for a full-grown weed on a pot. So, I guess the blurbs below will do for now. High Life is about a group of criminals aboard a spaceship sent for a deep outer space mission. And if you're thinking: like Con… Continue reading Films I’ve Seen in August: Parasite, High Life, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
After Avengers: Endgame, there's only one (comic book) movie that gets me excited like first date, one movie that I'm really really looking forward to: Deadpool 3. And I check the news almost every day. And every time I search for news, all I get are click-baits, misleading headlines, and dead-ends. So, while waiting for… Continue reading How long till we finally get Deadpool 3?
Pila Balde (1999) is a soft core sex film about the people in a low-cost housing development and the neighboring squatter area. Those in the housing, relatively more affluent and gainly employed, takes what the slum dwellers delivers: water, laundry services, cheap labor, even sexual services. Those in the slums depends on their more affluent… Continue reading Pila Balde / Burlesk Queen Ngayon
I'm posting another draft. Just for traffic. Actually, I wanted to write longer, harder, fatter... review or whatever for each album but I ain't done nothing yet. I'm slow. To tell honestly, the one I wrote about Sticker Happy, that was sitting on my Draft folder for years. I remember, my PC was still running… Continue reading Eraserheads Albums Ranked (Well, Sort of)