In The Heights takes a look at the American dream

In The Heights, the Tony Award-winning musical turned motion picture, looks at the American dream. This is an early work by Hamilton sensation Lin Manuel Miranda, directed by Jon M. Chu of Crazy Rich Asians fame. It focuses on Latino immigrants who remain hopeful even if their dreams are becoming elusive. Usnavi de la Vega’s father was so caught up …

Ed Sheeran plays vampire in ‘Bad Habits’ music video

YouTube was abuzz with pop singer Ed Sheeran’s latest music video “Bad Habits” officially released Friday. “Bad Habits” is the first single release of the Grammy-award winning artist in four years. According to Billboard, it is part Ed’s yet-untitled fifth studio album. For this track, he seems to express his regrets over the bad decisions he made due to his …

‘Appalled’ Billie Eilish apologizes for racial slur in resurfaced video

Billie Eilish apologized after a video surfaced appearing to show the American singer mouthing a racial slur and putting on accents. In a statement posted on Instagram, the multiple Grammy Award winner said she was “appalled and embarrassed” by the edit, which she said was from when she was 13 or 14 years old and in which she can be …

Isko Moreno chosen to play Andres Bonifacio in film

Producers behind what is described as the “ultimate Bonifacio film” have found their lead star. Film director Erik Matti, producer Dondon Monteverde and Susan Meyer, great-granddaughter of hero Andres Bonifacio, announced they have handpicked Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso to portray Bonifacio in a legacy film project to be produced under Regal Entertainment. According to Matti and Monteverde, …

Ben&Ben shares romantic TikTok video that made fans miss their live shows more

Folk-indie group Ben&Ben shared a romantic video that they found on TikTok about two friends who became lovers during one of their live performances before the coronavirus disease pandemic. The group shared this in a post and also stressed how much they missed doing live shows to their fans. The post read, “Saw this on TikTok! Sana all but seriously, …

K-drama fans thrilled amid reports of Park Seo-joon joining MCU

Fans of K-drama star Park Seo-joon are stoked after rumored reports that the actor will become the latest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A Twitter user exclaimed, “PARK SEO JOON WORLD DOMINATION. IT IS WHAT IT IS.” Another Twitter user said, “No FREAKING way…. as a marvel fan, I’m screaming.. as a Park Seo Joon fan, I’m crying… [T]hank …

Shay shares Pinoy culture with the world through Trese

Learning that Shay Mitchell of Pretty Little Liars would lend her voice to the Netflix Original Anime series Trese, based on the graphic novel of Filipino creators Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo, did not come as a surprise. The Canadian actress is proud of her Pinoy roots and embraces every bit of it. That’s why Shay can easily adapt to …

Hello, Anthony Ramos!

There are several reasons why filmdom is all a-dither over “In The Heights,” the first musical to be released during the pandemic – on June 11 in theaters and on HBO Max. How it will fare at the box-office can affect the fate of other musicals. “In The Heights” is a wonderful show about young people and their dreams in …