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Why Cristine Reyes enjoyed doing action scenes in 'Maria'

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Best known for her dramatic roles, Cristine Reyes dives head first into the action genre in 'Maria'

FULL LIST: Nominees, 2019 FAMAS Awards

Mar 18, 2019 - 4:48 PM

'Goyo,' 'Never Not Love You,' and 'Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes' are among those nominated for Best Picture

Why Iza, Sunshine, Karylle, and Diana reunited in 'Mystified'

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:08 AM

The ladies share how the project came together, reuniting them after a decade onscreen

Mikhail Red's 'Eerie' gets Asia-wide release

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Asia, are you ready for this?

HORROR THRILLER. In 'Eerie,' Bea Alonzo plays a clairvoyant guidance counselor at an all-girls Catholic school. Photo from

From 'Gimik: The Reunion,' to 'Captain Barbell,' restored Pinoy films hit big screen anew

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Audiences can catch their beloved Pinoy films at the ‘Reelive the Classics’ festival at Santolan Town Plaza

THROWBACK. A restored version of 'Gimik: The Reunion' is screening along with other Pinoy classics at the 'Reelive the Classics' festival. Screenshot from

'Aria' review: Flawed but fascinating

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Carlo Catu’s film is rousing when it needs to be rousing

FLAWED, FASCINATING. Carlo Catu's 'Aria' hits cinemas. Still from the Aria Facebook page

What you need to know know about the Nadine Lustre-Carlo Aquino movie 'Ulan'

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Magical realism? Sign us up!

Photos by Alexa Villano

Oh yes: the Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal reunion is happening

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The iconic love team snaps a photo with directors Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone

MARJO. Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal tease a reunion along with Bibeth Orteza, Dan Villegas, Antoinette Jadaone, and Reign Anne De Guzman. Screenshot from

Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards to star in Star Cinema movie

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The movie will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina

'Neomanila' hits PH cinemas March 13

Mar 08, 2019 - 4:17 PM

The film, an entry to the 2017 QCinema International Film Festival, finally gets a nationwide release

GUN FOR HIRE. Eula Valdez stars in 'Neomanila.' Still courtesy of TBA Films

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mikhail Red on 'Neomanila' and the future of PH cinema

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:56 AM

We pick the brain of the Neomanila director live on Rappler!

'Kuya Wes' gets nationwide release

Mar 08, 2019 - 7:59 AM

The 2018 Cinemalaya entry get a commercial release starting March 13

CINEMATIC RELEASE. The quirky Cinemalaya film gets its commercial run. Still courtesy of Spring Films

Pia Wurtzbach to star in 'offbeat' Black Sheep movie

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:11 AM

The beauty queen and actress says she dreams of playing a superhero one day

'Familia Blondina' review: Fake and half-baked

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Rappler's resident film critic watches the movie so you don't have to

HALF-BAKED? Everything is fake in Jerry Lopez Sineneng's 'Familia Blondina.' Screenshot from the movie trailer

'Alone/Together' review: Love, art and ambition

Feb 16, 2019 - 9:52 PM

'The conspiracy between the mechanics of a romance and palatable realness is strange at first, until it all makes beautiful sense'

WORTH THE WATCH? 'Alone/Together' marks the big screen comeback of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. Still courtesy of Black Sheep productions

LOOK BACK: The movies and music of Armida Siguion-Reyna

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Which song or movie of Armida's did you enjoy the most?

Rainbow’s Sunset: A story of love and family politics

Feb 09, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'Rainbow's Sunset' gives a glimpse into the centrality of family in Filipino life, and how that same centrality lies at the heart of our distinctive brand of oligarchic corruption

MORE THAN FRIENDS. Ramon (Eddie Garcia) spends time with his good friend Fredo (Tony Mabesa), who is ill. Screenshot from YouTube/Pelikula Mania Trailers

WATCH: The 'Ulan' full trailer is here

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The film is set to be released on March 13

ULAN. The film, starring Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino, is set to be released in March. Screenshot from

Rappler Talk Entertainment: LizQuen, Antoinette Jadaone on modern love stories

Feb 07, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Rappler chats with Liza, Enrique, and Antoinette about their new movie

Why LizQuen said yes to 'Alone/Together' even before they knew the ending

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil say they wanted to do the movie – even if an ending hadn't been written yet

WATCH: First 'Alone/Together' full trailer wants you to 'remember what great love looked like'

Feb 01, 2019 - 8:17 PM

'Iba na ang buhay ko ngayon... iba na rin ang buhay mo'

ALONE/TOGETHER. It's the Valentine's movie everyone's looking forward to. Screenshot from the movie trailer

'Pelikula lang?' Directors, critics hit 'Bato' movie

Jan 31, 2019 - 9:14 AM

The movie about the former PNP chief's life screens just before the official campaign period begins – skirting rules on premature campaigning

Things to know about the Enchong Dee-Janine Gutierrez movie 'Elise'

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Enchong and Janine star in a pre-Valentine's movie

Elise. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

The most anticipated of Philippine cinema this 2019

Jan 13, 2019 - 2:06 PM

Exciting projects await Philippine cinema’s centennial year

How McCoy de Leon, Elisse Joson kept it professional on the set of 'Sakaling Maging Tayo'

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The two set aside their differences and talk about their their first movie 'Sakaling Maging Tayo'

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

‘Born Beautiful’ gets R-18 rating from MTRCB

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The one-time screening of the film's full uncensored version is on January 18

‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ will be streaming on Netflix in 2019

Dec 26, 2018 - 11:45 AM

For its international streaming debut, the movie will go by the title ‘Goyo: The Boy General’

THE BOY GENERAL. 'Goyo' is making its international streaming release via Netflix. Screenshot from the movie

An 'On The Job 2' is in the works

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

The sequel to the highly-acclaimed 2013 action film 'On The Job' is expecting a June 2019 release

Star Cinema working on new 'Magic Temple' movie

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

And it's going international through a partnership between ABS-CBN Films and Singapore-based Cre8 Productions

MAGIC TEMPLE GOES INTERNATIONAL. ABS-CBN Films will be working with a Singapore-based production company for the new 'Magic Temple' flick. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

'Respeto' bags 2 international awards

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The indie musical drama is recognized by film festivals in Germany and India

5 things to know about the movie 'Three Words to Forever'

Nov 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez reunites, plus a different partner for Kathryn Bernardo

The cast of 'Three Words to Forever' on the importance of marriage

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Richard Gomez and Kathryn Bernardo share their thoughts, while Sharon Cuneta is asked if she's ready when KC marries

iWant TV reviews: 'Ma' and 'Glorious'

Nov 26, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Are iWant TV's latest offerings a pass or fail? Find out here

LIST: Filipino films on Netflix

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:28 PM

From 'BuyBust' to 'That Thing Called Tadhana,' these local films will have you binge-watching for days

BUYBUST. The action thriller starring Anne Curtis is set to premiere on Netflix. Image courtesy of Netflix

'Heneral Luna' to premiere on Netflix

Oct 30, 2018 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) As if it wasn’t already hard enough to pick a movie to stream!

HENERAL LUNA. The film is coming to Netflix. Screenshot from TBA Studios on YouTube

Filipinos bag 11 awards at the International Film Festival Manhattan

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:45 PM

It was a landslide of wins for the Filipino film community in New York City

Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The centennial of Philippine cinema was celebrated at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in South Korea

PINOY PRIDE. Dwein Baltazar's 'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' is among the Filipino films showcased at the Busan International Film Festival 2018. Screenshot from

Rappler Talk: Comedy, idolatry, and social commentary in 'Asuang'

Oct 16, 2018 - 3:59 PM

We talk to the director and star of the Cinema One Originals entry has much to say

Carlo Aquino to co-star with Nadine Lustre in 'Ulan'

Oct 15, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Many fans can't wait to see how the on-screen dynamics of these two well-loved celebs will play out

WATCH: 'Riverdale' cast performs classic lines from Pinoy movies

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Did you ever think you’d get to see Cole Sprouse play Darna?

DARNA. Cole Sprouse reenacts the iconic superhero's signature line. Screenshot from

Rappler Talk: Bea Alonzo, Aga Muhlach, Paul Soriano on falling in love and 'First Love'

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:16 PM

Director Paul Soriano and lead stars Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo talk to Rappler about the high and lows of love, why ‘First Love’ was a wonder to film, and why we should all be willing to take a risk – especially because it’s nerve-wracking

FULL LIST: The 'Magic 8' of the MMFF 2018 film festival

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Check out the full list of entries here

MMFF 2018. The full list of films for the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been announced. Photo shows last year's winners during the Gabi ng Parangal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Why you should watch 'Liway,' a film based on real Martial Law experiences

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'A prominent personality said, ‘Name one martial law victim,’ I can name you several in the film'

TRUTH-TELLING MATTERS. The 'Liway' director and cast celebrate the film's success. Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

WATCH: Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Aquino charm in 'Exes Baggage' teaser

Aug 05, 2018 - 12:12 PM

'Exes Baggage' is Angelica and Carlo's long-awaited reunion movie

NIX AND PIA. Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino bring on the kilig in this teaser trailer. Screenshot from the movie trailer

Dingdong Dantes, Anne Curtis on long-awaited collab, 'I love you,' and perfect timings

May 26, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Lead stars Dingdong Dantes, Anne Curtis, and director Irene Villamor share why not all 'I Love You' stories are real love stories

It's a different mother-son relationship in 'My 2 Mommies'

May 03, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Solenn Heussaff, Paolo Ballesteros, and Joem Bascon believe that love knows no gender in parenting a child

My Two Mommies. Photo by Precious Del Valle/Rappler

'Citizen Jake' gets commercial release

May 02, 2018 - 7:01 PM

Mike de Leon's movie, starring Atom Araullo, premieres on May 23

'Single/Single' the movie: Love is definitely not enough

May 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Shaina Magdayao and Matteo Guidicelli talk about the changes their characters go through in the movie 'Single/Single: Love is Not Enough'

Photos from Precious del Valle/Rappler

'Never Not Love You' is an ode to Antoinette Jadaone's days as an intern

Apr 09, 2018 - 2:55 PM

'Darating ang araw, magiging iyo ang huling halakhak...pero mapapangiti ka na lang,' writes the director on Instagram

JOANNE. Nadine Lustra plays Joanne, a young and ambitious advertising agency employee working in Makati. Screenshot from the trailer

'Ang Pambansang Third Wheel' review: Unassuming charmer

Mar 11, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Thankfully, 'Ang Pambansang Third Wheel' is more than just the conventional romance that opens it