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What to expect from 'Mystified,' iflix's first original Filipino film

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:03 PM

From 'Encantadia's' sang'gre's, Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon, Karylle, and Diana Zubiri are now the 'Coven of 4'

Filmmaking icon Tim Burton soars to new heights with 'Dumbo'

Mar 24, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The director reunites with stars Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito, who he worked with in the 'Batman' films

US director Tim Burton arrives for the world premiere of Disney's "Dumbo" at El Capitan theatre on March 11, 2019 in Hollywood. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

‘Pansamantagal’ review: More manipulative than meaningful

Mar 24, 2019 - 10:41 AM

'Pansamantagal' stumbles with such a flagrant lack of any sophistication in the manner it tries to connects the dots

‘Papa Pogi’ review: Short-lived fun

Mar 23, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Oggs Cruz reviews the Alex Calleja comedy

SKIN DEEP. In 'Papa Pogi,' a man is egged on by his family to date a less attractive woman to break a family curse. Screenshot from

LIST: 15 great movies about and by women

Mar 22, 2019 - 7:34 PM

Celebrate Women's Month with this roundup of movies with exceptional women subjects, stellar actresses, and women-led filmmaking

Epy Quizon: Gov't push needed to help Philippine cinema

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:39 AM

'Lagyan pa ng kaunting push, kaunti pang tulong para ibalik natin yung glory days ng Philippine cinema,' Epy says

Photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson team up for Black Sheep film 'Between Maybes'

Mar 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The movie is directed by Jason Paul Laxamana

WATCH: First teaser for Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt movie 'Once Upon a Hollywood'

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:33 AM

The movie is directed by Quentin Tarantino

WATCH: New 'Toy Story 4' trailer released

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:23 PM

A new adventure awaits the gang

Fil-Am movie 'Yellow Rose' to open 35th LA Asian Pacific Filmfest

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:20 PM

'Yellow Rose' stars Lea Salonga and Eva Noblezada

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'

Why Mowelfund is venturing into real estate development

Mar 19, 2019 - 9:06 AM

The organization says the partnership with VConsunji Inc will be able to help in sustaining the funds it will need to help their members from the entertainment industry

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

‘On the Basis of Sex’ review: Beyond stereotypes

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'On the Basis of Sex' is quite a spirited biopic

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

‘Ulan’ review: More than just fun and fantasies

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:21 PM

'Ulan' is more about stories than it is about the idea of love

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

WATCH: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer released

Mar 14, 2019 - 9:27 PM

It's here!

WATCH: 'Mystified' full trailer gives a peek into its world of magic and sorcery

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Iza Calzado, Karylle, Sunshine Dizon, and Diana Zubiri are back – this time as 4 powerful witches under the direction of Mark Reyes

'Sesame Street' live-action musical ready for 2021

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Alongside Anne Hathaway, your beloved childhood puppets will be waving at you from the big screen

'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

WATCH: 'Aladdin' full trailer

Mar 13, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Get ready for a magic carpet ride

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

'Captain Marvel' soars high atop North American box office

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The first female-led Marvel superhero film flies to the top of box offices on its debut weekend, raking in $153.4 million

'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

Angelina Jolie returns for ’Maleficent 2’ in 2019

Mar 07, 2019 - 8:26 PM

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ flies to theaters just in time for Halloween

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

Check out all the 'Captain Marvel' merch you can buy in the Philippines

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Support your favorite Marvel heroine with these cool fashion items!

'Captain Marvel' review: No way but up

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:30 AM

'The movie that should have been vastly enjoyable as it is just wobbles beneath all the weight and expectations,' film critic Oggs Cruz says of the new Marvel flick

SUPERHERO. 'Captain Marvel' is the first solo female superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still courtesy of Disney

Captain Marvel, a superhero with girl power to spare

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'Captain Marvel,' which hits screens around the world later this week, is making up for lost time, firing girl power on all cylinders

Hello Kitty hits Hollywood with planned film debut

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:19 PM

The film is a first in the character's 45-year history

HELLO KITTY. The adorable feline character will soon star in a Hollywood film. Image courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law return for 'Sherlock Holmes 3' in 2021

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:39 PM

We can't wait to see the dynamic duo back in action again!

‘Monstrum’ review: More comic than compelling

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'Monstrum' seems to be more invested in spectacle than tackling the schemes and machinations of men in power

'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

WATCH: A new 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ official trailer is here

Feb 28, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The film hits theaters on June 5

DARK PHOENIX. Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey in the upcoming film. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

'Space Jam 2' with LeBron James hits theaters in 2021

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:30 PM

We can't wait for another out-of-this-world basketball game!

WATCH: Mewtwo, Eevee, and all the Pokemon in new 'Detective Pikachu' trailer

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Charizard, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Cubone – we can't get enough of these live-action Pokemon

DETECTIVE MODE ON. Detective Pikachu tries – really tries – to solve the mystery of Justice's dad gone missing. Screenshot from the movie trailer

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ review: Bittersweet conclusion

Feb 24, 2019 - 2:30 PM

'The Hidden World may not be able to match its predecessors’ sense of joy, wonder and woe, but it comes close enough'

CONCLUSION. The series comes to a close. Still courtesy of DreamWorks Animation

'The Favourite' review: Of fowls and follies

Feb 23, 2019 - 6:00 PM

The fact that 'The Favourite' has basis in history only makes its implications resonate more

WHO WINS? Two cousins vie for the affection of Queen Anne in 'The Favourite.' Still from the movie trailer

Chris Hemsworth is Hulk Hogan in Netflix biopic

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:05 PM

From superhero to wrestling legend!

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ review: Brazen fun, weighty wisdom

Feb 17, 2019 - 6:10 PM

'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' is one crazy party

'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

A robot that can touch, eat, and sleep? The reality of cyborgs like 'Alita: Battle Angel'

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Let’s dig into the many scientific concepts touched on in the film and see how far from reality they are, or might be in the future

CYBORG. Alita: preparing for battle. 20th Century Fox

Pucker up: 'Kissing Booth 2' in the works

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:02 PM

More Netflix romcoms, please!