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Meet the leads of the upcoming series 'Gaya sa Pelikula'

Jul 08, 2020 - 8:29 PM

The show, produced by Globe Studios, is written by Juan Miguel Severo and directed by JP Habac

Margot Robbie to star in new 'Pirates of Caribbean' movie

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:07 PM

The Australian actress is teaming up with 'Birds of Prey' writer Christina Hodson for the project

Australian actor Margot Robbie poses on the red carpet upon arrival for the World Premiere of the film 'Birds of Prey' in London on January 29, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

WATCH: ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ trailer brings the 90s classic back

Jun 23, 2020 - 3:48 PM

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and Dawn are headed to our screens soon!

FRIENDS FOREVER. 'The Baby-Sitters Club' returns for a new generation of viewers. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Lav Diaz’s 8-hour film ‘Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis’ streams for free on YouTube for Independence Day

Jun 12, 2020 - 3:48 PM

If you have (a lot of) time to spare, you may want to put this epic on your watch list

HELE SA HIWAGANG HAPIS. John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual star in Lav Diaz's historical epic. Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

WATCH: The official trailer for upcoming anime film, 'A Whisker Away'

May 29, 2020 - 2:09 PM

The film is set to premiere on Netflix on June 18

A WHISKER AWAY. The film is set to premiere  on June 18. Image courtesy of Netflix

Social distance cinema: 'Grease' draws crowds to Madrid drive-in

May 29, 2020 - 11:03 AM

With cinemas still closed, outdoor drive-in screens are rising in popularity, offering those cooped up at home a safe way to go out and enjoy a movie

The cast of 'The Lord of the Rings' is reuniting online

May 28, 2020 - 4:54 PM

Friends of old have been summoned once again to answer the threat of Mordor (virtually)

REUNITED. Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom, and Ian McKellen come together virtually on Josh Gad's web series, 'Reunited Apart.' Screenshot from Josh Gad's YouTube channel

'Twilight' actor Gregory Tyree Boyce dies at 30

May 21, 2020 - 10:37 AM

Boyce and his 27-year-old girlfriend are found dead in their Las Vegas residence

Shorter shoots, less films out: PH film industry mull future post-lockdown

May 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM

What will film production look like after the lockdown?

FDCP eyes online streaming platform for Cine Lokal 'like Netflix'

May 15, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'Yung gumagawa ng pelikula na wala talagang platform, magshishift tayo sa mga streaming platforms na parang Netflix, pero gobyerno ang gagawa,' says Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño

'Percy Jackson' live-action series heading to Disney+

May 15, 2020 - 12:56 PM

Author Rick Riordan announces that a 'faithful on-screen adaptation of Percy Jackson's world' will be coming to the streaming platform

From war, drama, horror, and adventure: The memorable movies of Peque Gallaga

May 07, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The director's work cuts across genres

Peque Gallaga, among Philippine cinema's greats, dies

May 07, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The legendary director's body of work reads like a collection of Philippine cinema's classics

Chris Hemsworth on filming ‘Extraction,’ ‘the most intense film’ he’s ever done

Apr 24, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The film’s star and director Sam Hargrave talk about working on the new action drama

EXTRACTION. Chris Hemsworth plays mercenary Tyler Rake in the new action-drama. Photo courtesy of Netflix

As ECQ extends, Lockdown Cinema Club partners with Globe Studios’ .giff

Apr 14, 2020 - 12:55 PM

The initiative aims to raise funds for displaced film workers

What we learned about 'That Thing Called Tadhana' from the Lockdown Cinema Club's live script reading

Apr 13, 2020 - 6:07 PM

In 6 days, the 'That Thing Called Tadhana' team managed to finish a now-iconic love story

WATCH: First teaser for 'Train to Busan' sequel 'Peninsula'

Apr 02, 2020 - 11:12 PM

The movie's storyline takes place 4 years after the events first movie

LIST: 10 Netflix picks to help you deal with life in lockdown

Mar 30, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Going crazy under quarantine? Feed your escapist appetites with these films streaming on Netflix.

Missing sports? Films to stream on Netflix

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:38 AM

As leagues worldwide shut down their seasons, here are some films to watch on Netflix to get that sports fix


iWant to stream ‘One More Chance,’ ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’ and more for free

Mar 18, 2020 - 6:10 PM

Lucky enough to be able to stay home? Here's something that can fill your hours.

ONE MORE CHANCE. The John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo classic is streaming for free on iWant. Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSstarcinema

Disney postpones ‘Black Widow’ Philippine release

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:35 AM

The film was set to premiere in Philippine cinemas on April 29

PREMIERE POSTPONED. 'Black Widow,' starring Scarlett Johansson in the title role, delays its premiere amid the coronavirus pandemic. Screenshot from YouTube.com/MARVEL

As virus strikes festivals, red carpets happen in living rooms

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:57 AM

The movie directors are finding creative ways to do a red carpet and premiere for their films

SXSW 2020 banners are seen in the Red River Cultural District on March 6, 2020 in Austin Texas. - The South by Southwest festival in Texas has been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, organizers and the host city of Austin said on March 6, 2020. "The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU," the festival said in a statement. "SXSW will faithfully follow the City's directions." (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP)

'Bloodshot': A dose of superpowered action

Mar 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Blooodshot decides to wholeheartedly embrace the action movie genre, rather than go for a generic superhero origin story

Bloodshot (Vin Diesel) in Columbia Pictures' BLOODSHOT.

‘Onward’ review: Dungeons, dragons and dramas

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The movie is armed with enough nostalgic elements to counter passages that feel like fillers

WATCH: Final 'Black Widow' trailer released

Mar 10, 2020 - 12:40 PM

The trailer gives a glimpse into Natasha Romanoff's life

‘Hindi Tayo Pwede’ review: Unchained malady

Mar 09, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Sadly, 'Hindi Tayo Pwede' is far from edgy

WATCH: Disney releases official trailer for 'Artemis Fowl'

Mar 06, 2020 - 9:55 AM

The film adaptation of Eoin Colfer's fantasy YA novel is set for a May 27 release

No time to release a film: latest James Bond movie delayed amid coronavirus fears

Mar 05, 2020 - 8:51 AM

The makers of the new Bond film announce that 'No Time To Die,' which was due for global release in April, will be delayed until November

WATCH: Ritz Azul and Joseph Marco star in 'The Missing'

Mar 03, 2020 - 1:39 PM

'The Missing' is one of the entries to first Summer Metro Manila Film Festival

LIST: 8 official entries to the first Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

Mar 02, 2020 - 4:30 PM

The first Metro Manila Summer Film Festival kicks off on April 11, 2020

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 Parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Us Again’ review: Too slight to work

Mar 01, 2020 - 7:00 PM

'The relationship that the movie sells as something that should last beyond breakups and mortality is just banal'

A ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’ prequel is happening

Feb 27, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The film is starring a new cast playing younger versions of Teddie, Bobbie, Alex, and Gabbie

FAVORITES NI MAMA. Bea Alonzo, Shaina, Magdayao, Coney Reyes, Enchong Dee, Angel Locsin, and Toni Gonzaga star in the 2013 film 'Four Sisters and a Wedding,' which is now getting a prequel. Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSStarCinema

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ review: Annoying real quick

Feb 24, 2020 - 5:00 PM

'Sonic the Hedgehog' is as basic as kid’s fare can get

‘UnTrue’ review: Never dull or drab

Feb 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM

'UnTrue' thrives in blurring perceptions

‘Watch List’ review: A must-see

Feb 23, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Watch List is bold and brave

Trump scoffs at 'Parasite' Oscar win

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?,' President Donald Trump asks the crowd at a reelection campaign rally

'Never Not Love You' is coming to Netflix in March

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Still not over the JaDine breakup? Maybe this will help you move on...or not

NEVER NOT LOVE YOU. The James Reid-Nadine Lustre starrer is streaming on Netflix in March. Screenshot from YouTube.com/VIVAENTERTAINMENT001

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