At the center of Galactik Fiestamatik, is someone sweating it out on the floor. All eyes on her - she doesn't mind. The beat isn't catchy, it's hardly Macarena or whatever's the latest fad. There's something primeval about this, this ritual - Blanco seems to be saying. And so, the songs takes a more primitive… Continue reading Galactik Fiestamatik (Rico Blanco, 2012)
The Boys (2019) While some Marvel fans get off by speculating whether someone ever get laid inside the Avengers compound before Endgame (Did Captain America had a one nighter with Black Widow (or... Rhodey perhaps)? Just to, y'know, release some tension? Did Tony Stark had a one last one with Gwyneth Paltrow before the "time… Continue reading October Roundup: The Dead Don’t Die,The Boys, We Will Not Die Tonight, Midsommar, etc.
Heard about this remake probably two years ago, then kind of forgot it exists. Never cared who's in it, who's behind it. Until two days ago, when I caught the movie's final third. Or should I say, it caught me---off guard---as I found myself transported right in the middle of Rose Creek in the heat… Continue reading The Magnificent Seven: Another Unnecessary Remake?
Too much--of something is bad enough---says the Spice Girls hit song from the '90s. It applies to a lot of things for sure---if not everything---including sex. Of which Alejandra gets very little, because her husband Angel, who's also fucking her brother Fabian from behind her back, only knows how to please himself. Her husband's actually… Continue reading The Untamed
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