• Do Re Mi

    Do Re Mi

    ★★★

    I got a Regine ask on CC, so I decided to rewatch the #1 Regine movie I remember from my childhood. Iconic! I love the way Mikee Cojuangco congratulated herself for starring in her own movie. DoReMi walked so S.E.S. could run.

  • 'Merika

    'Merika

    ★★★★

    "Wala dito ang hinahanap ko."

    So satisfying to finally be able to watch this after looking for it for so long. It's a simple story, but it's thoughtful, never lacking in depth. One of Nora's best performances. I remember tearing up when I watched her Empire State emoting clip a few months ago, even though I had no idea what the film was about. She's that good. And it's even better with context. You know, I get sad thinking about…

  • Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?

    Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?

    The way I went from despising Danny Zialcita for Langis at Tubig to being cool with him again 😳😭 Yet another movie where polyamory would have solved everything because they're all in love with one another. Hilda Koronel was down so bad for Vilma Santos that Dindo Fernando even says at one point, "Kung hindi ka ang asawa ko, mapagkakamalan ko kayong dalawa e." Was very obsessed with this up until That scene towards the end when the police comes…

  • Oil and Water

    Oil and Water

    ★★

    Watched because someone came knocking again. Maybe I’m being unkind, but I think I just find Danny Zialcita loathsome. So much of this was so ridiculous to me: the courtroom scene, the incessant but simang injection of English, even the very problem it was trying to tackle. What did these girls see in Dindo Fernando’s character? He seemed so grimy to me. Oh well, at least Vilma looked stunning here, and a lot of the film made me laugh. The “tuBIG…

  • Colegiala

    Colegiala

    I did not expect the Gloria Romero stans to come knocking at my door, but there they are, so here I am trying to do my due diligence. Also thought it was weird that I've seen every available Nida Blanca movie from the 50s, but only one Gloria Romero one, so I thought I should fix that. Shitty/incomplete copy yet again, so I didn't get the full story. Barbara Perez is so pretty, and I hate myself for liking Luis Gonzales 😐

  • Lightning

    Lightning

    ★★★★

    Panalo!

  • Alias: Baby Tsina

    Alias: Baby Tsina

    ★★★½

    "Wala akong teri-teritoryo. Kung saan ako nakatayo, 'yon ang teritoryo ko!”

    A very confused hodgepodge of Big Ideas, and the characters suffer for it. But oh well, I had a good time anyway, especially during the first third, when we got to tour around MDA's Manila. It has never looked more glamorous, more artificial— you should really watch the digitally enhanced version; everything's so sumptuous. And Vilma fits right in it. I love her swagger, her hairdo, and her perpetual…

  • Darna vs. The Planet Women

    Darna vs. The Planet Women

    ★★½

    I really liked Darna and the Giants so this was a bit of a letdown :((( I miss the giants. What I liked here: rainbow-skinned alien women wearing bikinis, cheeky Ding, that fight Ate Vi had on the roof deck, and men generally being useless.

  • Jam Session

    Jam Session

    ★★★★

    (Not 100% sure if I want this to be 3.5 or 4 stars. Might change my rating later!)

    A fun two-hour picnic that I wish didn’t have to end. If you weren’t at least charmed by this, then I’m sorry, there’s something wrong with you. 

    I initially had my doubts because the script didn’t seem to be demanding anything from Nida Blanca for the first third of the movie, and she was donning the WORST hairstyles and outfits (the over-volumized…

  • Vesuvius

    Vesuvius

    I GET SPOOKED SO EASILY

  • Darna and the Giants

    Darna and the Giants

    ★★★½

    Started watching this to ride out a terrible emotional meltdown, and wow... I rode it out, alright. This was so good. Like this is going to my favorite first watches for this month for sure. I could not stop screaming and/or laughing. Helen Gamboa just lying down on a lawn during a dramatic turning point in the film... Giant!Divina Valencia having a change of heart upon laying her eyes on Jesus Christ himself... The supervillain name X3X... Every scene involving…

  • Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song

    Revolutions Happen Like Refrains in a Song

    Sara Duterte announced her run for the Vice Presidency today. Part of the LAKAS-CMD party, she will be backed by GMA, and she will be running alongside Bongbong Marcos. Bong Go withdrew his candidacy for VP and will likely run for President, with Rodrigo Duterte as his running mate. Today also happens to be my mother’s birthday, and I spent most of it terrified. The world is a joke. I watched this documentary after it popped up on my list of…