Category Archives: Entertainment

Why Automotive-Related Mangas and Animes Rarely See Success

It should occur to you that most popular mangas and anime aren’t about sports. You’ll mostly find isekai, romance, slice-of-life, comedy, or a mix of those genres to be the most trending at this day and age. If you’re a car enthusiast, you’re out of luck. Choices are limited to either Initial D or Wangan…

MF Ghost’s Anime Adaptation is a Worrisome Entry

(Image sourced from MF Ghost’s Special PV video) The recent announcement of MF Ghost’s anime adaptation presents a conflicting case: should we, as automotive enthusiasts with interest in Japanese culture, be content after years of nothing besides Initial D; or dread what’s to come? On one hand, automotive-focused manga series don’t attract enough of an…

Mundane Ever After: Reviewing “Komi Can’t Communicate” Manga’s Current State

If you were a manga reader in 2018, there’s a high chance that you’ve heard of one ‘Komi-san’. Yes, the series that blew up out of nowhere in 2018 and managed to capture millions of fans worldwide with the plot of a girl with impeccable form, cursed (not really) with the inability to properly communicate….

Netflix green lights ‘Parasyte: The Grey’ adaptation

MANILA, Philippines – Netflix announced on Wednesday, August 24, that they will be teaming up with Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho for an upcoming South Korean series adaptation of Parasyte: The Grey.      “Parasyte: The Grey is about unidentified parasitic life-forms that live off of human hosts and strive to grow their power,”…

Barbie Ferreira won’t be returning for ‘Euphoria’ season 3

MANILA, Philippines – It’s a sad day for the Kat stans. Barbie Ferreira will not be reprising her role as Kat Hernandez in HBO’s Euphoria Season 3, she confirmed on her social media.       On Wednesday, August 24, the actress posted a farewell message to her character via Instagram Stories, along with fan…

FIRST LOOK: ‘Knives Out’ sequel ‘Glass Onion’ introduces cast members

MANILA, Philippines – It’s time for another whodunit as Knives Out returns for its sequel, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.     Netflix released on Monday, August 22, a first-look image from the upcoming film where nine people are gathered around a long dinner table, having a seemingly serious discussion.   “Nothing brings friends…

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ returns to cinemas with ‘more fun stuff’

MANILA, Philippines – Sony is hyping up Spider-Man: No Way Home – The More Fun Stuff Version, as the extended version nears its release. Yesterday, the movie saw a new and first poster featuring Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield, and Tobey Maguire together along with the likes of Daredevil, Aunt May, Wong, and more unseen characters…

HOW THE TEENS FROM 13: THE MUSICAL GOT THEIR NETFLIX ROLES

It’s the Broadway musical that launched Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, and Graham Phillips’ careers. They were all teenagers at the time they starred in 13: The Musical in 2008. A new generation of young performers is tackling their roles in a new Netflix movie musical adaptation, which will be available beginning August 12. The coming-of-age…

Rapper A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to assault with firearm charges

LOS ANGELES, USA – Rap musician A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, August 17, to two felony charges of assault with a firearm connected to a November shooting of a former friend in Hollywood.     Rocky, 33, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom standing next to his attorney, who affirmed to a judge…

‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ to be made into musical, in talks for second season

Good news, whale nation! South Korean legal drama series Extraordinary Attorney Woo will be adapted into a musical, EMK Musical announced on Wednesday, August 17.    According to a report by The Korea Times, production EMK Musical signed an agreement with AIMC, to create a musical theater based on the ongoing series. AIMC is a…

‘Drag Race Philippines’ Episode 1 and 2 recap: TITE, Flores de Mayo, and those shoes

MANILA, Philippines – After following a million seasons and foreign iterations of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Filipino drag fans finally came home to their own version of the Drag Olympics, with the premiere of Drag Race Philippines on Wednesday, August 17.   The first two episodes of the show dropped at once on several streaming platforms…

Fil-Am film stars get their big screen moment with ‘Easter Sunday’

This story is published in partnership with SoJannelleTV, a magazine show about Filipinos in North America.     Jo Koy understands how important representation is in mass media.   The Filipino-American comedian let his Filipino roots be known on his first big platform, performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His routine didn’t have…

‘The Baseball Player,’ ‘Blue Room’ triumph at Cinemalaya 2022

MANILA, Philippines – After two years of operating online, the Cinemalaya Film Festival capped its 18th installment on-site at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Sunday, August 14.      Carlo Obispo’s The Baseball Player received the highest honor of Best Film in the full-length category, along with three…

Thor: Love and Thunder Could Debut on Disney Plus Next Week 

Disney has not yet set a streaming release date for its latest Marvel film, but recent trends may make it easy to predict. Thor: Love and Thunder will be released in theaters on July 8. However, with mixed reviews (“disappointingly shallow,” according to one CNET reviewer), you may have to wait until the film leaves…

Viola Davis to lead villain of ‘Hunger Games’ prequel ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’

MANILA, Philippines – Award-winning actress Viola Davis has joined the star-studded cast of The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, the highly-anticiapted Hunger Games prequel, as its lead villain Dr. Volumnia Gaul.   “Meet your Head Gamemaker. Viola Davis has been cast as Dr. Volumnia Gaul,” the film’s official Instagram account announced on Tuesday, August 16….

‘Hunger Games’ prequel gives first look at Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler

MANILA, Philippines – Lionsgate shared on Tuesday, August 16, the first-look photo of Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler for the Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.   “This is a story about love. And we love all kinds of things we don’t trust,” the post reads along with a photo of the…

TBA Studios drops ‘Triangle of Sadness’ trailer

TBA studios released on Wednesday, August 10, the international trailer for the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Palme D’Or winner Triangle of Sadness.     The almost three-minute clip gives a glimpse into the luxury cruise adventure of a fashion model couple, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean).   “The success of a luxury cruise mainly…

Carter: A South Korean Action Thriller

South Korea is no stranger to action thrillers set in a world where a mysterious illness spreads like wildfire among the general population. The release of COVID-19 has sparked the creation of numerous additional films set in unregulated conditions, with authorities at a loss for words. Carter, a Netflix original, is the most recent Korean…