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Black and white 'Parasite' a more intimate film – Bong Joon-ho

Feb 19, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The black-and-white version, which Bong created along with cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo, is set to be released in South Korean theatres next week

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho smiles during a press conference in Seoul on February 19, 2020, after his film Parasite won the Oscar for Best Picture. - Bong's movie Parasite -- about the widening gap between rich and poor -- became the first non-English-language film to win Hollywood's biggest prize on February 10, prompting celebrations in South Korea. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

Bollywood's first gay romcom: Loud, proud, and sealed with a kiss

Feb 19, 2020 - 4:11 PM

The director of Bollywood's first gay romcom 'Be Extra Careful About Marriage' says the 'controversial subject matter' had to be made 'accessible' to the public through humor

‘James and Pat and Dave’ review: Not as memorable

Feb 17, 2020 - 2:00 PM

The movie never feels funny enough, or charming enough, or serious enough

Bela Padilla to star with Kim Gun-woo in 'Ultimate Oppa'

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:45 PM

The movie is a joint project by Viva Entertainment and Reality Entertainment

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Porn movie shot at holy site outrages Myanmar

Feb 14, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Myanmar citizens are fuming over a 12-minute porn video shot by an Italian couple in Bagan, a tourist hotspot and UNESCO heritage site of Buddhist pagodas

LOOK: Robert Pattinson dons 'Batman' suit in first teaser

Feb 14, 2020 - 11:24 AM

'The Batman' director Matt Reeves reveals the first sneak peek of Robert Pattinson in the Batsuit

Business booms for 'Parasite' locations

Feb 14, 2020 - 9:05 AM

Locations featured in 'Parasite' are enjoying a business boom since its Oscar triumph, with a pizza store seeing sales double

'1917’ review: Theater of war

Feb 13, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'1917' takes the theater back from war

WATCH: Julia Barretto sees double in 'I Am U' trailer

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:46 PM

The series is set to stream on iWant soon

DOPPLEGANGER. In 'I Am U,' Julia Barretto's character meets her double. Screenshot from iWant on YouTube

Paulo Avelino joins cast of 'Darna' movie

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:21 PM

The actor's role in the movie has yet to be announced

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Of Vodka, Beers, and Regrets’ review: Subtle and sobering

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'Of Vodka, Beers and Regrets' is a beautiful film, through and through

'Parasite' Oscar success opens new era

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:48 PM

Bong Joon-ho's historic win comes a year after the 100th anniversary of South Korean cinema in 2019

OSCAR-TIPPED. More than 1.6 million viewers in France watched Bong Joon-ho's satirical drama 'Parasite' so far. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

'Parasite' will be streaming on Viu

Feb 11, 2020 - 3:23 PM

The Oscars Best Picture winner will be on the on-demand platform

STREAMING SOON. The South Korean film begins streaming on Viu soon. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

'Birds of Prey' tops North America box office but fails to soar

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:13 AM

The R-rated superhero movie, which reportedly cost just under $100 million to produce, rakes in $33 million at the box office

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla to reunite with Cathy Garcia-Molina in new movie 'After Forever'

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Kathniel returns to the big screen after a break

Kathniel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Opportune moment': 'Parasite' makes history with Academy Award wins

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:55 PM

The director from South Korea dominates the 'local' awards-giving body

HISTORY. Best Picture Award winners for 'Parasite' pose onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Matt Petit/AFP/AMPAS

Oscars 2020: Everyone is living for the 'Parasite' Best Picture win

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:14 PM

Celebrities and publications from around the world are just as excited as we are about 'Parasite's' historic Oscars win

Watch 'One More Chance' and more at this Valentine's Day outdoor screening

Feb 07, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Also, catch celebrity guests do a live script reading of 'That Thing Called Tadhana'

UNCONFINED CINEMA. 'One More Chance' and other Filipino romantic movies will be projected onto the ceiling of the Makati Stock Exchange Plaza on February 14 and 15. Screenshot from

LIST: TV shows and movies to binge on if you're in the mood for love

Feb 06, 2020 - 4:00 PM

From the sweet to the heartbreaking, from romcoms to straight-out dramas, here’s your list of V-Day movies to swoon to, cry to, relate to, and fall in love to

FIRST LOOK: John Lloyd Cruz's film comeback in 'Servando Magdamag'

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:01 PM

The film is directed by Lav Diaz and penned by Ricky Lee

SERVANDO MAGDAMAG. John Lloyd Cruz speaks to Ricky Lee on the set of his upcoming film comeback, 'Servando Magdamag.' Screenshot from Black Sheep on YouTube

'Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn' review: A vibrant live action cartoon

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Harley Quinn is taking all the other characters here on a crazy ride, and we would do best to buckle up

Black Sheep, Regal join forces for Bob Ong's 'Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan' adaptation

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:12 PM

The movie will star Joshua Garcia

'Hamilton' movie to be released in cinemas

Feb 04, 2020 - 8:35 AM

The 2021 film will be a live performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony award-winning Broadway musical

‘Dolittle’ review: A spectacle of fakery

Feb 03, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The only thing sincere in 'Dolittle' is its title

'Block Z' review: Not bad, but forgettable

Feb 03, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'Block Z' is stifled by a desire to be safe

LOOK: New 'Black Widow' teaser, character posters

Feb 03, 2020 - 12:34 PM

'Black Widow' hits Philippine theaters on April 29, 2020

BLACK WIDOW. The spin-off solo movie is the first in 'Phase 4' of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still from the movie trailer

'1917' wins big at Baftas to take pole position for Oscars

Feb 03, 2020 - 8:19 AM

The World War I movie wins 7 awards, including Best Film and Best Director for Sam Mendes

British director Sam Mendes poses with the award for a Director for his work on the film '1917' at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

WATCH: 'James and Pat and Dave' official trailer

Jan 31, 2020 - 11:22 AM

The sequel to the hit film 'Vince and Kath and James' stars Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, and Donny Pangilinan

LOVE TRIANGLE. Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, and Donny Pangilinan star in 'James and Pat and Dave.' Screenshot from

Anime film 'Weathering With You' to screen in Manila, Davao, Iloilo cinemas

Jan 30, 2020 - 12:24 PM

The film tours the Philippines for Japan Film Week 2020

WEATHERING WITH YOU. Makoto Shinkai's anime masterpiece is set to screen in the Philippines. Screenshot from

LIST: 'Parasite' returns to Philippine cinemas starting January 29

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Check out the complete mall list here!

'100 Tula Para Kay Stella' is getting a sequel

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Director Jason Paul Laxamana shared the news in a tweet

TANDEM. Bela Padilla and JC Santos at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Parade in 2017. File photo Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: ‘Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045’ goes 3DCG in first trailer

Jan 28, 2020 - 3:50 PM

The series is set to premiere in April

‘Spies in Disguise’ review: Amiable fun

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:00 PM

It’s not a masterpiece, but it’s far from being just a distraction or worse, a complete waste of time

'Little Women' will have sneak previews on February 10 and 11 in the Philippines

Jan 28, 2020 - 12:30 PM

You can catch 'Little Women' in selected cinemas nationwide, a week before its February 19 premiere

‘D’Ninang’ review: Dreary godmother

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Instead of becoming a family drama tainted with dark comedy, it ends up becoming a dreary mess'

‘Nightshift’ review: Workplace horror

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Nightshift' is a pleasant surprise

For Ina Raymundo and Dimples Romana, their 'Block Z' roles were quite the challenge

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Zombie movies are apparently both all fun and hard work

'1917' scoops top Hollywood director prize for Sam Mendes

Jan 26, 2020 - 9:50 PM

The win makes the movie directed by Sam Mendes a favorite to win best director at the Oscars on February 9

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 25: DGA Feature Film Award winner for '1917' Sam Mendes poses in the press room during the 72nd Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Ritz Carlton on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

'Bad Boys for Life' review: Charming, funny, mostly entertaining

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'There are times when it feels like they made a checklist of things that would make middle-aged nostalgia-driven movie-goers laugh, and they just went through the list'

FOR LIFE. Old and new converge in the newest movie from the franchise. Photo from the movie trailer

'Captain Marvel 2' is officially in the works – report

Jan 24, 2020 - 11:35 AM

It'll be set in present-day MCU

CAPTAIN MARVEL. A sequel to the Marvel hit film starring Brie Larson is now in the pipeline. Photo from

LOOK: Judy Ann Santos meets with Mother Lily for producer's bio film

Jan 22, 2020 - 6:42 PM

'Mother (The Story of Mother Lily Monteverde)' will be directed by Erik Matti

'The Grudge' review: Not grisly enough

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:00 PM

'The film badly needs an edge, one that isn’t borrowed from a film from more than a decade ago'

Scene from Screen Gems' THE GRUDGE.

LOOK: Jerrold Tarog teases 'Day 1' of 'Darna'

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The movie finally starts shooting

‘Jojo Rabbit’ review: Joyful triumph

Jan 19, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'Jojo' Rabbit is lovely from start to finish

'Mia' review: Missing intensity and affection

Jan 19, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Mia' is cute and amiable, but it’s also too light to be memorable

'Parasite' raises hope of breakthrough for 'world cinema' in U.S.

Jan 17, 2020 - 5:38 PM

Although 'Parasite' continues to see international success, a 'widespread aversion' to subtitles still stands between 'world cinema' and a breakthrough into English-language markets

'Cats' review: Not that bad

Jan 16, 2020 - 8:00 PM just takes a while to get past its very many anomalies

Rage, fear in 'The Grudge' remake: An interview with 'Queen of Horror' Lin Shaye

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:00 PM

'Scream Queen' Lin Shaye talks to Rappler about how the horror genre has evolved and what fans can expect from the latest 'The Grudge' remake

'Miracle In Cell No.7' earns P475 million in box office

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:25 PM

The movie starring Aga Muhlach was the highest earner in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival

Billie Eilish to perform upcoming James Bond theme song

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:01 AM

The 18-year-old Grammy nominee is the youngest artist ever to write and record a James Bond title song

(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 12, 2019 US singer/songwriter honoree Billie Eilish arrives for Billboard's 2019 Woman of the Year at the Holllywood Palladium in Los Angeles. - Pop iconoclast Billie Eilish will perform the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film "No Time To Die," its producers announced on January 14, 2020. The 18-year-old Grammy nominee is the youngest artist ever to write and record a James Bond title song.The film -- starring Daniel Craig as the British super spy, and Oscar winner Rami Malek as the villain -- is set for an April 2 release in Britain and April 10 in the United States. (Photo by Emma McIntyre / AFP)