Filipino R&B star JP Bacallan drops “Señorita,” his debut single under Sony Music Entertainment

The sultry banger shows admiration over someone’s irresistible charm

Filipino newcomer JP Bacallan swoons over someone’s beauty on "Señorita,” out today via Sony Music Entertainment.

With soulful vocals sliding down effortlessly on a delicate mix of Latin-inspired grooves, acoustic guitars, and sensuous percussions, the R&B single shows JP Bacallan at his most confident, showcasing the versatility of his instrument. 

Experience A New Way To Travel (And Earn) With Travereel

There is a new homegrown travel app that wants to provide a whole new travel experience and convenience. Travereel is officially launched recently showing thier unique way of integrating social media with hotel booking, and also earn!

Travereel, a groundbreaking and revolutionary travel mobile application that promises to transform how people explore and experience the world.  

Selcouth’s Travereel mobile app is set to change the way you plan and enjoy your travel experiences, providing a seamless, one-stop solution for all your travel needs. 

This game-changing travel app lets you book your stay or destination seamlessly by just clicking and watching the reels shared by fellow travelers. Travel offers you an incredible variety of options, whether you wish to stay in a stylish metropolitan apartment, an opulent beach resort, or a cozy B&B in the countryside. 

Stream and scream: 6 of the Scariest Scenes in Horror Films on Disney+

When you think of Disney+, the first images that come to mind are animated classics, family-friendly series, and superheroes. Not always! Get ready for Disney+’s fourth annual “Hallowstream” — the first in the Philippines — since launching in November 2017.

Disney+ has a library of spine-tingling, hair-raising, and blood-curdling horror and scary movies that’ll satisfy your horror genre craving this Halloween. Whether you're a fan of the supernatural, psychological thrillers, or classic monsters, Disney+ has something to offer every horror aficionado.

foodpanda Brings "Magsinadya Like A Panda" to Masskara Festival 2023

Following the resounding success of last year's "Balik Yuhum", Bacolod City was once again aglow with brilliant masks and captivating rhythms during the celebrated return of the Masskara Festival. In collaboration with online food and delivery delivery platform foodpanda, this year's event restored the smiles of the Bacolodnons as both locals and tourists alike immersed themselves in the joys of Sinadya sa Bacolod. 

foodpanda joined the exuberant mix this year with its on-ground activation, "Magsinadya Like a Panda”, which ran from October 18-22 on Lacson Street. The food delivery giant gave both its app users and festival-goers an elevated festival experience that encapsulates its brand philosophy: "Live Like A Panda."

‘Replacing Chef Chico’: First Filipino-Produced Series Puts Love on the Menu

For Filipinos, romance and food make a sizzling combination, and the first local Netflix production in a series format serves up a zesty love triangle set against the backdrop of a high-end fine dining restaurant. 

Replacing Chef Chico is the brainchild of director Dan Villegas, assistant director Joi Bayan, and showrunner Antoinette Jadaone. It stars three of the biggest names in the local entertainment industry — Piolo Pascual (My Amanda), Alessandra de Rossi (My Amanda and What If) and Sam Milby (A Family Affair). 

Double Your Drive with Toyota’s October Raffle Promo

Buy a Toyota this month to get a chance to win another Toyota car!

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is doubling the fun and excitement for its lucky customers with Double Your Drive Raffle Promo. 

You can get twice the excitement by getting a new car in addition to the one you purchased, as Toyota is giving away 5 brand new cars this October. By getting your dream Toyota this month, you also earn a raffle entry for a chance to win an additional brand-new ride.

The Double Your Drive Raffle Promo is open to all customers who will purchase any new Toyota vehicles across TMP’s dealer network until October 31, 2023. The mechanics are simple—you will be eligible to receive one raffle coupon after your successfully purchase any new Toyota vehicle within the promo period. Our friendly and reliable Marketing Professionals (MPs) will help you register your raffle entry.

QCinema’s 11th Edition is Elevated

In its eleventh year, the QCinema International Film Festival continues its growth as a major player in the international festival scene, adding new sections and new programs that aim to elevate every Filipino festival-goer’s experience.

This year’s edition of QCinema has again some of the most acclaimed films on the festival circuit in its lineup, including festival award-winners and Oscars entries.

COMCO Mundo culminates “Epic 7 Years” celebration with growth and expansion

Global award-winning communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises (COMCO Mundo) has culminated its 7th anniversary celebration with the recently held COMCO Epic 7 Years Main Event, highlighting its growth as an umbrella organization alongside its agencies COMCO Southeast Asia (COMCO SEA), COMCO Middle East and Africa (COMCO MEA), and TARO AOX Inc.; the formal introduction of its three new major offerings Story Lab Communications Development and Support Ecosystem, CODEVA or Communications Development Academy, and SEA Wave & Spice Multimedia Content Studio; and the kick-off of COMCO Southeast Asia - Singapore.

RCBC forum: transition to sustainable business operations challenging, but attainable

Businesses that transition to sustainable operations can balance financial priorities with long-term strategies that are environmentally and socially sound.

This was the key takeaway during Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) 2nd forum on sustainability entitled “Advocating Sustainability as a Serious Business”, which was held recently at RCBC Plaza. The discussion was led by RCBC executives Gabby Tomas, RCBC Chief Risk Officer, and Beth Coronel, RCBC EVP and Head of Corporate Banking. Joining them in the panel were Glenda Anisco-Niño, Partner for FSO Assurance, Climate Change and Sustainability of SGV & Co., and Atty. Leonido Pulido, former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy.

Bond with family and friends over all things spooky this Halloween season with Disney+’s Hallowstream!

Feel the frights, thrills, and chills with Disney+’s Hallowstream. Experience and witness all kinds of scary and supernatural content with everyone during the spookiest season of the year. 

As the Halloween long weekend arrives, young and old Disney fans alike can enjoy a mix of light and comedy horror, or dive deep into the wildest frights and thrills. Sit back and brace yourself for a fun Halloween experience with Disney+ Hallowstream.

Here’s a rundown of HONOR’s hot-selling phones this 2023

From high-level durability to superb camera performance, HONOR surely delivered a wide array of smart devices packed with powerful specs this year! Get yours through HONOR Philippines’ Experience Stores, or via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok! 

Philippines’ leading smart devices provider, HONOR, has had a very busy year with its back-to-back launches of their powerful devices in the country! From entry-level to flagship smartphones, HONOR certainly fulfilled its vision to GO BEYOND this 2023. 

Adorned by some. Scorned by others. Watch the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s action epic “Napoleon”

Joaquin Phoenix takes the crown. Watch the new trailer for Napoleon, from acclaimed director Ridley Scott, and starring Academy Award® winner Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon and Vanessa Kirby as Josephine. The highly anticipated action epic opens in cinemas November 29. Also in IMAX. 

Watch the new trailer:

Joaquin Phoenix is Napoleon Bonaparte in Napoleon

About Napoleon

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

No Spooky Surprise, This is A TREAT! Get the TCL P635 55-Inch UHD TV Now Only 19,995!

This is no Trick, only a TREAT for everyone as the leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing and the World's Top 2 TV brand, TCL announces the price drop of TCL P635 55-Inch UHD TV from from PHP30,995 to PHP19,995. Better believe it now!

Yes, you heard it right! TCL is slashing up to 65% off on the P635 4K UHD TV. Enjoy a brighter, better and more detailed video and pictures through this model.  It has an awesome 4K resolution with HDR10 for better viewing quality.

Timezone Brings Wholesome Fun and Games for All Ages in the Heart of Ortigas

The country’s favorite family entertainment center transforms the metro’s busiest district into its latest entertainment destination for all ages.

Amid the hustle and bustle of modern life, the new Timezone Robinsons Galleria stands out as the ideal destination for an exhilarating and enjoyable time after a busy day, welcoming both office workers and students in its proximity. Located in the heart of one of the city’s most vibrant districts, Timezone Robinsons Galleria is reshaping the urban entertainment experience. 

Gamechanger UniPass Wallet is coming to the PH soon, to transform the way Filipino freelancers manage their finances

Singapore-based Account Labs launched the UniPass Wallet in the Philippines last October 12. 

Leveraging on account abstraction, the UniPass Wallet enables users to set up and log into a self-custody crypto wallet by simply using a Google account and top up using any Mastercard or Visa card for a seamless and hassle-free finance user experience. 

To provide Filipino freelancers a seamless experience when managing their finances, UniPass Wallet will enable its users to receive remittances from anywhere in the world instantly and at a more affordable rate. This will also allow them to cash out international remittances much faster. 

First to launch in the Philippines in Southeast Asia, UniPass Wallet will soon land in neighboring SEA countries including Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. 

“We acknowledge real-life, everyday challenges users face when doing P2P transfers, especially in emerging markets where international remittances are slow and expensive. UniPass Wallet is offering solutions to address these through convenience and stability,” said Lixin Liu, CEO of Account Labs. 

Legendary director Ridley Scott brings to the big screen a spectacle-filled action epic in “Napoleon”

Ridley Scott’s brilliant filmmaking is unmatched. See the acclaimed director’s work on the big screen in Napoleon, starring Academy Award® winner Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission Impossible movies), in cinemas November 29. 

Watch Ridley Scott talk about his work in Napoleon in the “Real Filmmaking” vignette: 


To prepare to shoot the movie, Scott assembled his team in a war room – which in this case was as literal a war room as can be when the subject is making a movie. With large-scale models of the sets for battles at Waterloo, Austerlitz, and Toulan, art department drawings, models, Scott – who is an excellent artist and has always storyboarded his own films – brought the entire team together to share his vision and direct his crafts team in the images he is looking to achieve. 

It’s here. Warner Bros. releases trailer for the musical drama “The Color Purple”

A bold new take on the beloved classic. “The Color Purple,” based on the novel by Alice Walker, stars an ensemble cast that includes Taraji P. Henson, H.E.R., Halle Bailey and Fantasia Barrino, in her film debut. Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones, the film opens in Philippine cinemas January 24, 2024. Watch the trailer: 



About “The Color Purple”

“The Color Purple” is a story about the extraordinary sisterhood of three women who share one unbreakable bond. This bold new take on the beloved classic is directed by Blitz Bazawule (“Black Is King,” “The Burial of Kojo”) and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones.

The Kid LAROI teams up with Jungkook of BTS and Central Cee for new single “Too Much”

After a series of internet-breaking teasers, The Kid LAROI unveils his new single and music video “TOO MUCH” with Jung Kook and Central Cee, out today via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment.

Uniting these stars for the very first time, this unprecedented powerhouse collaboration heralds the arrival of The Kid LAROI’s full-length album, THE FIRST TIME, dropping in November.

Fans can also purchase limited edition TOO MUCH CDs and new merch here. 

“TOO MUCH” intertwines three styles, countries, and cultures with The Kid LAROI, Jung Kook out of South Korea, and Central Cee repping the UK. The track’s head-nodding bounce and glowing keys accent the back-and-forth between this trio. The momentum culminates on an instantly catchy chorus, “If we had the chance and the time to spend, would you do it again? Would you do it again? Was it too much?”

New Live-Action & Anime Crossover Series "Dragons Of Wonderhatch" To Debut December 20 Exclusively On Disney+

Featuring Sena Nakajima, Daiken Okudaira, and “One Piece” star Mackenyu, this boundary-pushing new Japanese Original series tells an epic story set across two different worlds and visual mediums

When an outcast from a collapsing anime world full of dragons meets a misfit from the “real world”, an epic tale will unfold in Dragons of Wonderhatch, a revolutionary new Japanese Original series coming December 20 exclusively to Disney+.

Born in our “real world” with sound-color synesthesia - a unique ability that allows her to see colors when she hears certain sounds - Nagi has spent her entire life feeling like she doesn’t belong. Dreaming of one day being able to fly, Nagi will soon come face to face with Thaim, another misfit from a different world. Born in Upananta, Thaim has long been treated like an outcast for his inability to hear the voices of the dragons that inhabit his animated land.

Far Eastern University Present Ballet Manila's LA TRAVIATA

La Traviata is an opera by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. It premiered at the La Fenice Opera House in Venice on March 6, 1853. La Traviata means the fallen woman or one who goes astray and refers to the main character, Violetta Valéry, a courtesan. 

La Traviata’s story is about the courtesan Violetta and Alfredo, the man who falls for her and whom she loves in return. While the passion between them is intense, Violetta is torn, as Alfredo's father Giorgio asked her to make the supreme sacrifice of leaving Alfredo so his sister would be able to marry properly. Violetta's illness returns and she is reunited momentarily with Alfredo. 

This opera was made into a full ballet by multi-awarded Filipino prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde of Ballet Manila.

3 opera singers will perform live, namely Anna Migallos, Mher U. Nival, and Roby Malubay.

Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell heat things up in teaser trailer and poster for “Anyone But You”

Just a little tease. Watch the teaser trailer for the edgy comedy Anyone But You, starring Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick). Directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends with Benefits), Anyone But You is coming soon only in cinemas. 

Watch the trailer:

We’ve all had to fake it before. Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell star in #AnyoneButYou, coming soon exclusively to cinemas.

About Anyone But You

In the edgy comedy Anyone But You, Bea (Sydney Sweeney) and Ben (Glen Powell) look like the perfect couple, but after an amazing first date something happens that turns their fiery hot attraction ice cold – until they find themselves unexpectedly thrust together at a destination wedding in Australia. So they do what any two mature adults would do: pretend to be a couple.

COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises brings back the authentic storytelling roots of Blogging, awards winners of Write to Ignite Season 3

Global award-winning communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises has finally concluded “UNMASKED: The COMCO Mundo Write to Ignite Initiative Season 3” with the announcement of the program’s Top Storytellers in a virtual awards night held recently. 

Following the success of its first and second seasons, the initiative recently returned for a third season to continue empowering storytellers across the nation by collating and amplifying their powerful stories that champion the human spirit. Write to Ignite Season 3 brought to light amazing stories that were previously untold, unheard, or underrated.

By pushing participants beyond their comfort zones and asking them to feature tales of triumph, success and perseverance from other people they are connected to, work with or know, the initiative was able to pull back the mask of everyday heroes from various walks of life and to share their heartwarming journeys and inspiring perspectives in life.

AXEAN Festival 2023 unveils final lineup, featuring multi-genre acts from Taiwan

AXEAN Festival, Southeast Asia’s first collaborative intraregional music showcase festival, announces the final roster of its artist slate from Taiwan.

Supported by the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), the third batch of performers includes four-piece instrumental act CICADA, Taiwanese-British act NIO, and an all-star performance featuring collaborations by jazz-funk band Robot Swing, Canadian-Taiwanese rapper LEO37, and new music darling Star Wu.

"We’re very excited to have Taiwan representation in AXEAN Festival,” shares co-founder David Siow. “We pride ourselves in presenting acts that are great live, and these 3 bands are no exception. With now 50 bands over 4 stages, beers from ASEAN countries, an art exhibition, AXEAN Festival is guaranteed to be a heck of a party."

Turn Back Time: Reminisque Bistro Opens in Tomas Morato

What better way to take a trip down memory lane than by way of a new bistro in Tomas Morato that celebrates the fun, nostalgic vibe of the decades past. Reminisque Bistro opened its doors to the public last July 30, and as the name suggests, this cozy dining hub aims to provide a venue for adult professionals and yuppies who are craving for some straight-up, comfort grub with the distinct feel of hometown goodness. Metro Manila’s newest go-to place for foodies and pub crawlers steers clear of the usual culinary fix being served by nearby restos and cafes in the area. Instead, it focuses on exquisite, traditional Filipino cuisine, but the kind that incorporates fresh new ideas with delicious regional taste.

Almost everything that comes out of the kitchen is a specialty prepared in classic, flavorful glory: kansi, a rare Ilonggo delicacy that straddles the fine line between bulalo and sinigang, is a huge hit among regulars, especially after giving its thick, tangy taste a try. Their traditionally prepared kare-kare brings a slice of home: earthily smoothened and savored with grounded peanuts and roasted rice grains. Reminisque Bistro also offers lengua—a rich and tasty ox tongue recipe in creamy mushroom sauce and red wine; the classic sisig with pita—a popular Filipino appetizer that goes well with beer and surprisingly, pita bread; and the famous Reminisque chicken— fried to golden brown with a unique savory taste you’ll surely remember.

A REMARKABLE SWAN SONG: Filipino Jet Ski champion takes home another world title in impressive last hurrah

A remarkable final race

Del Rosario’s recent and final race was held at Lake Havasu City in Arizona, USA, in early October, entering his last World championship at the 2023 SBT (Short Block Technologies) IJSBA Jetski World Finals. 

Paul del Rosario was able to secure one first place finish for the Philippines, under the amateur ski modlites class, and a runner up finish in another category the, veterans (ages 35-45yrs) ski gp class. Both categories are from the ski class/stand up category, a jetski type with no built in seats, requiring the rider to stand up, which is the most difficult form of jetski racing to date. 

James Arthur Releases Stunning New Single ‘Just Us’

Taken From His Forthcoming New Album Bitter Sweet Love Out January 26th, 2024 on Columbia Records

2024 Southeast Asia tour dates, available now!

Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Tickets On Sale HERE

Following his recent return with new tracks ‘Blindside’ & ‘A Year Ago’, and the announcement of his fifth, brand new studio album Bitter Sweet Love - out January 26th, 2024 on Columbia Records - multi-Platinum artist James Arthur releases new single ‘Just Us’ - listen here and watch the music video here.

Geeked Week Returns This November!

The wait is over! Netflix’s Geeked, the ultimate destination for all things genre entertainment, is back with our third annual Geeked Week. Brace yourselves for an epic week-long virtual celebration filled with debuts, news, first looks, behind-the-scenes secrets, merch drops, and more fun surprises from your favorite series, films, animation and games. 

Kicking off on Monday, November 6 (aka Stranger Things Day) and running through Sunday, November 12, Geeked Week is the home for the hottest updates on 3 Body Problem, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Brothers Sun, Damsel, Devil May Cry, Leave The World Behind, Rebel Moon, Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, and even more jaw-dropping reveals. And we’re kicking the sneak peeks off today with our epic trailer:

AEGIS celebrates career-spanning legacy with a Christmas concert!

The year-end event redefines the concert-going experience with “select” orchestral arrangements and special guests

Filipino music icon AEGIS is set to stage a concert that aims to capture the spirit of the holiday season.

Dubbed AEGIS: The Christmas Bonus Concert, the year-end celebration marks the first time that the OPM stars will be serenading their fans with Christmas-themed songs as well as their career-spanning Greatest Hits set.

The concert will take place on December 20, 2023, from 8:00 p.m. onwards, at the Theatre At Solaire in Paranaque City, Metro Manila. 

“Killers of the Flower Moon” gets 95% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Oscar buzz

The reviews are in. “Killers of the Flower Moon” is “yet another artistic zenith for Martin Scorsese and his collaborators,” reads the critics consensus on Rotten Tomatoes. The popular review aggregator has given Scorsese’s highly anticipated film a 95% Fresh rating, out of 97 reviews. 

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon” will premiere in theaters around the world, including IMAX® theaters, on October 18.  

Watch the first trailer for the live-action Christmas musical film "Journey to Bethlehem"

The greatest story ever told comes to life on the big screen this Christmas season. Journey to Bethlehem, an upcoming Christmas musical from the executive music producer of Glee Adam Anders, and starring Fiona Palomo, Milo Manheim and Antonio Banderas as King Herod, opens in Philippine cinemas in December. Watch the trailer. 


About Journey to Bethlehem

A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith, and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told – the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it. 

“Killers of the Flower Moon” Character Chronicles: Robert De Niro as William King Hale, and Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart

Apple Original Films has unveiled two more Character Chronicle featurettes, “Character Chronicles: Robert De Niro as William King Hale”, and “Character Chronicles: Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart”, for Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, De Niro and Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon” will premiere in theaters around the world, including IMAX® theaters, on October 18.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” marks Scorsese’s tenth feature with De Niro, here cast as Ernes’s cattle farming uncle, William “King” Hale, the chief architect of the Reign of Terror. Though ultimately convicted of murder, Hale is a mass of contradictions: an extortionist and intimidator but also someone who truly believes himself to be a friend to the Osage, the “most beautiful people in the world,” he calls them.

Nominate at SME Circle Awards 2023

On December 20, 2023 at The Manila Hotel, the 2nd SME Circle Awards will be launched again to highlight the innovation and leaders who are promoting inclusiveness and more jobs for the Filipino people. 

In the Philippines, Small and Medium Enterprise of SMEs are defined as any enterprise with 10 to 199 employees and with assets valued from P3 million to P100 million. SMEs and micro enterprises combined make up 99.6% of establishments in the country this making them as the modern day heroes for helping the economy. 

Disney+ APAC Originals Recieve Eight Awards At Busan International Film Festival Including Best Led Actor, Best Writer And The Prestigious Best Creative Award

Hit Disney+ series “Moving” was presented with six awards, with “Gannibal” and “Taiwan Crime Stories” also being recognized at the 2023 Asia­­­ Content Awards & Global OTT Awards ceremony

Disney+ APAC Originals received eight awards at the 2023 Asia Content Awards & Global OTT Awards ceremony, hosted at the Busan International Film Festival.

“Moving” stars Ryu Seungryong (Best Lead Actor), Lee Jungha (Best Newcomer Actor), Go Younjung (Best Newcomer Actress)

Moving was presented with six awards, including the prestigious Best Creative Award - given in honor of content that has delivered the most notable achievements among the nominations – as well as Best Visual Effects. Screenwriter Kangfull was honored with the Best Writer award, with Moving cast members Ryu Seungryong, Lee Jungha, and Go Younjung taking home the awards for Best Lead Actor, Best Newcomer Actor and Best Newcomer Actress respectively.

Feast your eyes on the official trailer for Eli Roth’s new slasher film “Thanksgiving”

Will you survive the holidays? 🪓 🦃 Watch the trailer for Thanksgiving, directed, co-written and co-produced by Eli Roth (Hostel, Knock Knock), and starring Patrick Dempsey and Addison Rae. The slasher film opens exclusively in cinemas November 22.  


About Thanksgiving

After a Black Friday riot ends in tragedy, a mysterious Thanksgiving-inspired killer terrorizes Plymouth, Massachusetts – the birthplace of the infamous holiday.

Directed by Eli Roth, and written by Roth and Jeff Rendell. Produced by Roth, Roger Birnbaum and Rendell. 

Starring Patrick Dempsey, Addison Rae, Milo Manheim, Jalen Thomas Brooks, Nell Verlaque, Rick Hoffman and Gina Gershon. 

In Philippine cinemas November 22, Thanksgiving is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with the hashtag #ThanksgivingMovie

Photo & Video Credit: “Columbia Pictures”

Grrrl Gang returns to Manila with ‘Spunky!’ headline show

The three-piece alt pop band leads the 38th edition of The Rest Is Noise PH’s bi-monthly showcase

Indonesian indie-pop trio Grrrl Gang will be coming back to Manila for a show in lieu of the worldwide release of their new album, Spunky!. 

Known for their infectious melodies, anthemic songs, and electrifying live performances, Grrrl Gang will be headlining The Rest Is Noise 38, happening on Friday, November 10, at the Balcony Music House in Makati City. The Rest Is Noise PH, Kolibri Records, and Offshore Music are proud to present the return of Grrrl Gang in the country.

Dewalt Cordless Power Tools Launched In Partnership With Wilcon Depot

Home improvement, construction, and general work just got better with the launch of the highly anticipated Dewalt Cordless Power Tools with the partnership of Stanley Black and Decker Philippines and Wilcon Depot. 

A special event held at Wilcon Depot Balintawak, Quezon City brought together construction, DIY experts and enthusiasts, the media, and key personalities from Wilcon and Stanley Black and Decker to showcase the various Dewalt Cordless Power Tools. 

Dewalt is known for their high-quality tools and storage solutions, greatly used in construction, hobbies, home and industrial use and has been present in in over 160 countries worldwide.  Dewalt is proud of their cutting-edge technology, exceptional performance, and unmatched durability. The brand is also labeled as Guaranteed Tough® and a brand of Stanley Black and Decker.

Filipino band of Mercury rides the soul train with ease in new single “That’s Why”

The track pays tribute to the bygone era of Motown, classic R&B, and funk while giving it a more contemporary feel

Filipino alternative pop/soul trio of Mercury introduces a fresh and exhilarating era with the release of their new single “That’s Why”—out today via Sony Music Entertainment.

Updating their sonic direction with bits and pieces of retro-soul, Motown, and ‘70s funk, the band pays tribute to the sounds of a bygone era while taking listeners on a luscious blast of timeless grooves and smooth-talking. 

“In terms of direction, we think that we’re in a phase where we want to try out new things and discover what else we can pull off together, regardless if the sound is different from the other previous releases we had. And we’re enjoying having to flow around wherever we go,” shares the multi-faceted, genre-blurring band. “That’s the essence of what of Mercury really is, just like the liquid element.”

Killers of the Flower Moon - A Battle of Greed and Love

The amazing partnership of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio plus Robert De Niro continues to bring another movie masterpiece called "Killers of the Flower Moonwhich I can say one of the best films this year. It also features Lily Gladstone, which I can say did an incredible performance and stole the show. It also stars Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, and Brendan Fraser in supporting roles.

Killers of the Flower Moon centers on the story of the Osage Count Indian murders in the 1920s, which is rooted on the greed that targets the Osage Native Americans who became wealthy because of their oil-rich lands. A story which became a sensation during its time which also reflects the plight and struggles of Native Americans today. 

Though it comes at a surprising length of over three hours, I have some hesitation that I can keep my focus and bladder for the whole duration. But it its very recommended to have an empty bladder as every scene has significance and paced appropriately. 

Offshore Music launches newly signed artists

The Philippine indie label, headed by Ely Buendia, embarks on a new milestone as it presents ten of the most exciting newcomers in the local music scene 

Offshore Music, a Manila-based independent label known for its cutting-edge artistry and focus on creative integrity, has officially launched its newest batch of homegrown music acts for 2023.

The indie record label recently introduced an exciting mix of solo artists, singer-songwriters, and college rock bands who are poised to leave a mark in the music industry with their immense talent and unique vision. 

The launch, which was presented by Offshore Music with support from Sony Music Entertainment and The New Hue, took place at the Astbury in Makati City on Thursday, October 12, 2023. 

Apple Original Films unveils new featurette, “Character Chronicles: Leonardo Dicaprio As Ernest Burkhart”, for Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated “Killers Of The Flower Moon”

Apple Original Films has unveiled a new featurette, “Character Chronicles: Leonardo DiCaprio as Ernest Burkhart”, for Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Starring DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon” will premiere in theaters around the world, including IMAX® theaters, on October 18.

Challenged and motivated by the role of Ernest Burkhart, DiCaprio committed himself to finding a footing for the character. “He assimilated himself into the Osage culture and became very much a chameleon,” the actor says of Burkhart. “We had a lot of meetings with members of the Osage community and they were incredibly helpful. We had some great advisers – that was a deep dive.”

“Wonka” serves up an early Christmas treat! Release date moved up to December 6 in PH, one week ahead of the U.S.

Step into a world of pure imagination, and get ready for an early Christmas present! 🍫🎁🎄 The release date for the much-anticipated “Wonka,” starring Timothée Chalamet as the beloved chocolate-maker, has been moved up to December 6 (formerly January 2024 yet) in international markets, including the Philippines. Thus, Filipino fans will be among the first to watch the film, which will be released locally one week ahead of the U.S.

Watch the new trailer:

Korean Super Powered Drama "Moving" Becomes The Most Viewed Series Finale Ever On Disney+ Across APAC

After receiving multiple award nominations and breaking recordsto become the most viewed Korean original series across Disney+ and Hulu, audiences across the world have flocked to Disney+ in record numbers to watch the show’s captivating three episode finale

After an exceptional seven-week run that captivated audiences across the world with its fresh take on the super powered genre, Korean series Moving has once again broken records to become the most viewed series finale ever on Disney+ across APAC including Korea, the Philippines and Taiwan.

First launched on August 9, 2023, Moving has enjoyed record breaking success since its debut, rapidly becoming the most viewed Korean original series across Disney+ and Hulu. Widely praised for breathing new life into the super powered genre, the epic twenty-episode series has also received critical acclaim for its daring narrative structure, dynamic action sequences and breathtaking storytelling.

Goto Mo'Ko Opens In UN Square Mall

There is a new Pinoy comfort food place that people can go to for foods like Goto, Silog, Beef Pares and Combo Meals in Manila. Goto Mo 'Ko slogan is "ang goto place mo" which brings these favorites accesible in key places starting in Manila at their branch in UN Square Mall.

Conveniently located near universities, tourist areas, hotels and mall compound where many people converge. And with Goto as their main offering, it is something that customers can enjoy every day througout the year. Plain goto starts at P40 and you can also put add ons like Tokwa't Baboy, Lumpiang Shanghai, Chicharon, Atchara and Egg. You can also go with bigger options like the Goto Beef Pares, Goto Special (with 3 toppings), and teh Goto Overload (egg + tokwa + lechon Kawali + beef pares). What also makes Goto Mo'Ko distict from others is the inclusion of Chicken Pastil flakes that gives it a more aromatic taste.

Joaquin Phoenix is victorious as “Napoleon” in new featurette

The authenticity and passion of Academy Award® winner Joaquin Phoenix is what makes him the perfect Napoleon. From acclaimed director Ridley Scott and starring Phoenix, Napoleon opens in Philippine cinemas November 29. Watch the “Unique Genius of Joaquin Phoenix” in this newly released featurette: 


Joaquin Phoenix is Napoleon Bonaparte in Napoleon

About Napoleon

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

Monster (怪物) - Finding The Unknown Things

When talking about Japanese monsters in general, we know them as bakemono (化け物), but there is also another term for monsters which is kaibutsu (怪物). Which makes me wonder about this 2023 film which also had its premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival.

Starring Sakura Andō, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiiragi, and Yūko Tanaka, initially it feels like a thriller or horror film because of its trailer. But I guess it was intended to redirect the expectation for the storyline which has a very interesting twist.

Initially, the story tells the complicated relationship between mother and child, classmates and their teacher, the school and back to their families. The problems arose with the changes in Minato (Sōya Kurokawa) was noticed by his mother, Saori (Sakura Andō) and this prompted her to investigate the involvement of his teacher Hori (Eita Nagayama) and classmate Hoshikawa (Hinata Hiiragi). Things gets more complicated as more secrets and atrocities are revealed. 

Cobweb - How Hard Making A Movie Is

Many of us still don't fathom how complicated movie making is. We usually know that the director has the most influence and authority in creating the film and all the elements that come with it. But it becomes more clearer with the film by Kim Jee-woon called Cobweb ( 거미집). It is a black comedy film starring Song Kang-ho (from the movie Parasite), Im Soo-jung (A Tale of Two Sisters), Oh Jung-se (It's Okay Not To Be Okay), Jeon Yeo-been (Vincenzo), and Krystal Jung (The Heirs).

Set in the 70's, the story is about a director named Kim Yeol who makes last minute changes to the film named "Cobweb" to make it into a masterpiece. To do this, they have to persuade the production company and their chairperson as shooting has concluded. But Kim was able to get support and the re shoots will be commenced. 

This is where it the chaos starts, little by little problems and secrets are exposed which opens up a lot of problems in the production. The actors have issues with one another, the censors and authorities want to shut production down, and more secrets in the real-life production adds to the drama of the shoot.

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie - Now More Awesome With Powered Up Pups

From the hit children's show of service and rescue puppies, now elevated with a new adventure fit for the big screen. It’s now the second movie from the show and has been a hit with its fans. We know the Paw Patrol is one of the most popular children's shows that targets animal lovers as well as to inspire them to different kinds of professions that deal with rescue and other forms of help. The success of the first movie has indeed paved the way for a sequel and a possible third film.

Syndeo HydraFacial: An Advanced Non-Invasive Facial Treatment for All Skin Types

Syndeo HydraFacial is a next-generation HydraFacial system that offers a truly personalized and effective facial treatment experience. It is a non-invasive, three-step procedure that cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin, all while delivering essential nutrients and antioxidants.

Syndeo HydraFacial is powered by patented HydroPeel® technology, which uses a vortex to gently exfoliate the skin, remove impurities, and infuse it with hydrating and nourishing serums. The new system also features a smart interface that allows therapists to customize treatments based on each client's individual skin needs and preferences.

Syndeo HydraFacial is safe and effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is especially beneficial for individuals who struggle with acne, blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and enlarged pores.

Here are some of the key benefits of Syndeo HydraFacial:

Maya: Your One-Stop App for Financial Growth Start investing with just P50 with Maya Funds

Want to invest but don't know where to start? Maya, the #1 Digital Banking App in the Philippines, makes it simple. With just P50, you can begin investing in local and global companies like Apple, Microsoft, PLDT, and SM through Maya Funds, its newest feature.  

Maya is your ultimate platform whether you're a newbie or an experienced investor. The beauty of Maya is its all-in-one digital banking experience. You can manage all your financial needs, from investing and saving to spending and borrowing, right within our easy-to-navigate app.  

And here's the clincher: No extra fees. Our partners’ management fees are seamlessly integrated into the fund's Net Asset Value Per Unit (NAVPU), ensuring transparent growth for your investments. Plus, we don't burden you with transaction fees, allowing your money to work tirelessly for you. 

Netflix releases the main trailer for DonBelle’s new series Can’t Buy Me Love launching on October 13

Netflix releases the official main trailer of DonBelle’s upcoming series, Can’t Buy Me Love. In the trailer, we get a more in-depth look at the characters, Bingo (Donny Pangilinan) and Caroline (Belle Mariano).

Caroline is born into a wealthy traditional Chinese family, while Bingo works different jobs to make ends meet, and in a twist of fate, the two different worlds collide. Joined by a stellar cast including veterans Rowell Santiago and Nova Villa, and masterfully directed by Mae Cruz Alviar, Cathay Garcia-Sampana, and Ian D. Loreños, the anticipated #DonBelle comeback will surely fill your weekly kilig tank.

Club Mild confronts past mistakes and regrets on new single “Sun Gazer”

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Previously known as M1LDL1FE, the Singaporean alt-pop trio embraces the next chapter of their music career with a balance of rhythm and introspection

Singapore-based indie pop trio Club Mild confronts impermanence with regret and meaninglessness on their latest single, “Sun Gazer.” Weaving a tapestry of introspection that resonates on multiple levels, the indie pop anthem combines vivid lyrical metaphors with funk guitars and pulsating electronic beats—a musical ode to facing mortality, embracing meaninglessness, and the overwhelming power of being the author of your own life.

According to David Siow, the band bassist, “Sun Gazer” was inspired by the feeling of being wracked with regrets that you end up “going around in circles” and “contemplating about bad life choices.”

Great Tokyo Adventure: Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo

Let's now go to one of the biggest Starbucks stores in the world, Starbucks Reserve Roastery Tokyo. Opened in 2019, this one of kind Starbuck store elevates the experience from the usual Starbucks coffee stores, and this store is huge! It has 4 floors with each having something to offer its customers.

Being the regular in Starbuck in the Philippines, I thought it would be the same. Well, it is with the regular Starbucks, but it was indeed a roastery and reserve store. Located in Meguro City Tokyo, you can take the train via the Hibiya line to Naka-Meguro station and walk northwards the Meguro River.

Korean Variety Show "Unexpected Business In California" To Debut October 26 on Disney+

Starring Cha Taehyun and “Moving” star Zo Insung, this popular variety show returns for a third season on Disney+

Beloved actor Cha Taehyun and Moving star Zo Insung cast aside their red-carpet lifestyles to run an Asian supermarket in suburbia in Unexpected Business in California, a laugh-out-loud Korean variety show coming to Disney+.

After becoming accustomed to the bright lights of Seoul’s showbusiness scene, Korean stars Cha Taehyun and Zo Insung are whisked far away from home to the quiet  seaside city of Monterey, California to run a Korean-American grocery store. While there, they’ll be treated like everyday employees, sorting stock, stacking shelves and serving up a selection of snacks to local residents while the store’s owner takes a much-needed vacation.

The third outing for this beloved show will see Zo Insung build on his culinary prowess from earlier seasons as he attempts to share classic Korean dishes with American customers. Audiences can also look forward to a variety of guest appearances throughout the show, including a memorable visit from Zo’s Moving co-star Han Hyojoo.