When I first heard that Disney and Pixar are doing a fourth iteration of Toy Story, I was skeptical. Very skeptical. The third one ended beautifully (with a heartwrenching scene in a burning furnace), so when I heard about its plans for another movie, I asked myself, “what other story is there to tell?” After watching Toy Story 4, it turns out there’s more.
A lot of people my age count the Disney version of Aladdin as their favorite film. So when it was announced that a live-action adaptation would be produced, they had high expectations. As high expectations go, they are rarely met so people had things to say when the trailer came out, especially after seeing Will Smith as a blue genie. But after seeing the film a week before its Philippine premiere, I have to say: I love both the animated feature and the adaptation.
With only a few days to the much-awaited grand conclusion of the Avengers franchise, cinemas nationwide are gearing up to open their doors to Marvel fans with screenings starting as early as 6:01AM on its opening day on April 24.
Excited moviegoers who want to be the first ones to witness the epic finale of the Avengers’ battle against Thanos can be among the first to watch the film at 6:01AM available at 19 malls in Metro Manila. Select cinemas will also be playing Avengers: Infinity War for those who want to brush up on what happened!
It’s hard to believe that The Powerpuff Girls has been around for 20 years! Cartoon Network’s all-time favorite series follows the life of three super-cute, but super-fierce little girls made from sugar, spice, and everything nice – with a splash of Chemical X. For two decades, the show has proven that it can empower everyone and anyone, regardless of age.
Here are some of the best moments on the show where Blossom, Bubbles, Buttercup, and even their long-lost sis, Bliss, gave us the ultimate girl power feels!
Technology has changed the way we view movies with novelties like streaming, 3D, 4D, and IMAX. Suddenly, it wasn’t enough to consume content the regular way. We had to be part of the action. Now, there’s another innovation that’s set to shake up the film industry: IMAX with laser.
IMAX with laser has been around since 2015 but it recently entered Southeast Asia, with its first screen in the Philippines at the Evia Lifestyle Center Mall in Las Piñas City.
You’re never too old for a first time. I’ve interviewed many celebrities as a writer but this is the first time that I’ll be talking to a cartoon character. The character is Apple, one-half of Cartoon Network’s new series Apple & Onion. Here, he and Onion move to the city and see what it’s all about. The show is created by George Gendi (I also got to interview him), who also worked on The Amazing World of Gumball and Sanjay and Craig. I got to talk to Apple and he shared his secret to coming up with songs right away, his other BFF, and how long he buffs his head to keep it shiny. Yes, really.
Most of us grew up watching cartoons, but there came a point in life when we eased ourselves out of the habit and moved to grownup things like dramas, trashy (yet entertaining reality shows), and fascinating documentaries. Recently, there has been a shift back to cartoons as the new shows took on a more adult approach wrapped in the colorful world of animation. One of the shows that I’m excited to catch is Cartoon Network’s Apple & Onion, which tells the adventures of, well, Apple and Onion, two characters who move into the big city. The show is created by George Gendi, who also worked on The Amazing World of Gumball and Sanjay and Craig. I got to chat with Gendi, who shared with me how the show got started, the development process, and deeper meanings. I also got to talk to Apple here.
Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House was released just two days ago and it already has rave reviews. The series has 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, with the website saying that it “is an effective ghost story whose steadily mounting anticipation is just as satisfying as its chilling payoff.” I already want to see it but I heard it’s scary so I’m waiting for the time when I can watch it during the daytime.