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Mikhail Red’s ‘Dead Kids’ to premiere on Netflix soon

Oct 18, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The film is the first Netflix Original from the Philippines

DEAD KIDS. The film is set to premiere on Netflix soon. Photo from

MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

WATCH: Imelda The Movie on Rappler

Oct 07, 2019 - 1:34 PM

'Imelda' is the first time the former first lady tells her story on camera

LIST: Carlo Aquino's most memorable film and TV roles

Oct 07, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Which is your favorite Carlo Aquino role so far?

‘Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love’ review: Trite and patronizing

Oct 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Ang Henerasyong Sumuko sa Love' is shallow fare

WATCH: The full trailer for Sarah Geronimo’s pupcoming film, ’Unforgettable’ is here

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Sarah lights up the screen with Milo, her cutest co-star yet

WOMAN'S BEST FRIEND. Sarah Geronimo stars with Milo the dog in her upcoming film, 'Unforgettable.' Screenshot from

Here’s why Maine Mendoza wanted to star in a movie with Carlo Aquino

Oct 01, 2019 - 11:14 AM

'Isa Pa With Feelings' is noteworthy for several reasons

ONCE MORE, WITH FEELINGS. The Kapamilya and Kapuso stars top bill Black Sheep's latest offering. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

John Lloyd Cruz returns to the big screen in 'Culion'

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Is the actor's showbiz hiatus finally over?

COMEBACK. John Lloyd Cruz returns to the screen in the upcoming film 'Culion.' Screenshot from Culion Film on YouTube

WATCH: The 'Isa Pa With Feelings' trailer is here, and you'll want to watch it over and over again

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The upcoming film stars Carlo Aquino and Maine Mendoza

NEW PAIRING. Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino star in 'Isa Pa With Feelings.' Screenshot from

‘Kiko En Lala’ review: Nothing to laugh about

Sep 28, 2019 - 6:00 PM

There is talent involved in the making of 'Kiko En Lala' – making its artistic collapse much more infuriating

Movie reviews: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019 films part 2

Sep 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Here the reviews for the rest of the films

Movie reviews: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019 films part 1

Sep 20, 2019 - 12:47 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives his reviews on 'Watch Me Kill,' 'LSS,' 'I’m Ellenya L.,' 'Lola Igna,' and 'Open'

'Verdict' is Philippine entry to Oscars 2020

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:21 PM

'Verdict' stars Maxine Eigenmann and Kristoffer King

A 'Mula sa Buwan' movie is happening

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Director Treb Monteras of 'Respeto' fame is set to direct

MULA SA BUWAN. The hit musical is set for the big screen. Screenshot from

WATCH: 'Isa Pa With Feelings' teaser breaks the internet

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Teaser pa lang 'yan, ha

ONCE MORE. 'Isa Pa With Feelings' stars Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino. Screenshot from the movie teaser

'Kita Kita' gets Indonesian remake

Sep 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

'Cinta Itu Buta' (Love is Blind) is scheduled for release in Indonesia on October 10

HIGHLIGHTS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Gabi ng Parangal 2019

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

'LSS,' 'Lola Igna,' 'The Panti Sisters,' and 'Watch Me' Kill' are among the big winners of the festival

The casts of LSS (Last Song Syndrome) celebrate after winning the Audience Choice award during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019 Gabi ng Parangal at the One Esplanade in Pasay City on Sunday. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Gabi ng Parangal 2019

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:59 AM

'Lola Igna' wins Best Picture

The casts of Lola Igna celebrate after winning the Best Picture award during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019 Gabi ng Parangal at the One Esplanade in Pasay City on Sunday. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: A night of big stars at Sine Sandaan red carpet

Sep 13, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Legends, stars, and other members of the film industry gather to celebrate 100 years of Philippine Cinema

Cinemalaya winner 'John Denver Trending' heads to Busan International Film Festival 2019

Sep 06, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Cinemalaya 2019's Best Picture winner will be competing at the 24th Busan International Film Festival in October

'Sine Sandaan' to kick off 100 years of PH cinema celebration

Sep 05, 2019 - 11:42 AM

'Sine Sandaan' is a 3-hour event to honor the men and women of Philippine Cinema

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' breaks record as highest-grossing PH film – Star Cinema

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:28 AM

It breaks the record of another Kathryn-starrer that was also directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina: 'The Hows of Us'

RECORD-BREAKER. Kathryn Bernardo has starred in the two highest-grossing Filipino films of all time. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Sunod' to replace '(K)ampon' in MMFF 2019 lineup

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Sunod' stars Carmina Villaroel and Mylene Dizon under TEN17P

Binge-worthy: 'Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 3'

Sep 03, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The binge-worthy series starring Eugene Domingo is a hilarious romp through the movie-making process

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos on love stories and music

Sep 03, 2019 - 12:12 PM

The real-life couple stars as Zak and Sara in 'LSS'

HIGHLIGHTS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 3 Grand Fancon

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Stars of the 10 participating movies drop by the grand fancon to entertain fans at the SMX Convention Center

LIST: These Filipino films are coming to Netflix in September 2019

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:00 AM

From 'Die Beautiful' to 'Diary ng Panget,' you won't run out of things to binge watch next month

DIE BEAUTIFUL. The dark comedy is coming to Netflix. Screenshot from

LOOK: ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ now a novel

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Bookworms can relive Ethan and Joy's love story as a novel!

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' makes over P800 million worldwide

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The film stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards

BOX OFFICE HIT. Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo, seen here at a press conference for 'Hello, Love, Goodbye' play two Filipinos who fall in love in Hong Kong. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Last I checked, I’m the husband,' Erwan Heussaff tells bashers of Anne's ‘sexy scenes’

Aug 22, 2019 - 1:55 PM

'There's no need for anyone to dictate what a person should or shoudn't do after getting married,' Erwan says on Instagram

PH to show ‘Quezon’s Game’ in Israel after deportation of Filipinos

Aug 19, 2019 - 4:47 PM

'It will be done,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr assures senators, who suggest reminding Israel of former Philippine president Manuel Quezon's efforts to save Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi regime

OPEN PH DOORS. In an untold story of Philippine History, Manuel Quezon tries to save many Jews from World War 2 by allowing them to enter the Philippines. Photo from YouTube Screenshot/ABS-CBN Star Cinema

Vlogging is a challenge, says Maris Racal

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Maris stars as the titular vlogger in 'Ellenya L,' an entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

Netflix to stream 'Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi'

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:56 AM

Sue Ramirez, Jameson Blake, and Markus Paterson are heading to Netflix this August

How 'Indak' is different from 'Step Up'

Aug 07, 2019 - 7:48 PM

The Nadine Lustre top-billed movie isn't a copy cat

Photo by Alecs Ongcal

‘Family History’ review: Surprisingly poignant debut

Aug 02, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Family History' is precious because it understands that tears, cries and whimpers aren’t the only logical response to depression

‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ review: Love in a huff

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:02 PM

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' is fine entertainment – one that doesn’t dumb down the issues it puts forward for the sake of a standard happy ending

'Hello, Love, Goodbye' rakes in over P34 million on opening day

Aug 01, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The film stars two of showbiz's biggest stars, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards

TEAM UP. Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo talk about working together for the first time in 'Hello, Love, Goodbye.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

ABS-CBN, GMA7 stars congratulate Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards on 'Hello, Love, Goodbye'

Aug 01, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Maine Mendoza, Alden's 'Eat Bulaga' partner promotes the movie on her social media accounts

Nadine Lustre explains why she backed out of 'Miracle in Cell No.7' remake

Jul 30, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The 'Indak' star says she asked permission from Viva to take a break after doing two movies

Bela Padilla to replace Nadine Lustre in 'Miracle in Cell No. 7'

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:36 AM

Nadine bows out of the film due to medical concerns

BELA PADILLA. The actress has been chosen to replace Nadine Lustre in 'Miracle in Cell No. 7.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

WATCH: Anne Curtis and Marco Gumabao heat up the screen in ‘Just a Stranger’ teaser

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The film comes out in cinemas on August 21

FORBIDDEN ROMANCE. Anne Curtis and Marco Gumabao play a couple who start an affair in 'Just a Stranger.' Screenshot from

WATCH: The day Jane de Leon found out she's Darna

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:02 AM

The young actress turns speechless after ABS-CBN executives tell her she was the new Darna

Nadine Lustre says she never auditioned for 'Darna'

Jul 18, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The actress says in a media interview that she was honored 'to be likened to Darna who is independent, powerful'

Coming soon: Entire Viva movies, TV library to be available on iFlix for free

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:39 PM

iFlix users can stream entire Viva library for free

For the directors of ‘Malamaya,’ sex is empowerment

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:28 PM

First-time directors Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez bring a sexually-charged film that speaks of women empowerment

MALAMAYA. Sunshine Cruz and Enzo Pineda play lovers in the upcoming film. Screenshot from

Jerrold Tarog on a more nuanced, more introspective Darna

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:47 PM

The director shares his plans for the upcoming superhero film

JERROLD TAROG. The director, shown here at a 2018 press conference for his film 'Goyo,' talks about bringing more nuance to his depiction of Darna in the upcoming film. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Jane de Leon is the new Darna!

Jul 17, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Ding, ibigay ang bato kay Jane!

NEW DARNA. Jane de Leon has been cast in the iconic role. Screenshot from

What the movies teach us about love and real life

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Our favorite flicks don’t just entertain us, they also teach us a thing or two about how society shouldn’t define how we live and love

LOOK: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino reveals final 10 movies in the festival

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:10 AM

3 of the films will be shown under the Sandaan Feature Showcase

A first: Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez team up for new film

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:13 PM

'It’s a story about two people who are more than friends but less than lovers'