I liked that this film was about a disaster but it was more about people. While most films who deal with an ensemble cast often sacrifice the character building for the sake of balancing the exposure of the stars, DW made sure that audiences establish a connection with each of the characters before it dished out the disaster.(This film also had Dylan O’Brien and Kate Hudson in the cast) … Read More Deepwater Horizon: Movie Review
Every once in a while, we are lucky to come across a gem in the form of a series that forms such a special connection that doesn’t seem to let go even after we’ve seen its entirety. I’ve followed several series over the years but only a few have managed to make it to this… Read More Stranger Things: Series Review
Ever since I learned that there was going to be a JaDine book, I’ve been constantly monitoring for news about it, especially since I learned that Irish Dizon was going to write it. From her first Jadine article that I read (she had me at Nadine Lustre is doing something mildly annoying…),I’ve been a fan of… Read More Why I’m excited about Irish Dizon’s #TeamReal
Last year was a really hectic year for me, so busy that I couldn’t really find the time to go to the mall for a 30 minute haircut. I’ve always kept my hair short and low maintenance because I had no time nor patience to maintain a long mane but before I knew it, I… Read More Cutting Hair for a Cause: Your guide to donating your mane
Forgive my fangirling. If you’ve noticed my last few posts have been about JaDine (James Reid and his ‘partner in crime’ Nadine Lustre). Even my brother is threatening to unfollow me on social media because I’m just so impressed with these two young rising stars from Viva Artists Agency that I’m so happy to see… Read More Reasons why I love James Reid (and why he deserves a win in the MTV EMA 2015)
Hi guys, I’m currently in the process of exploring the backend of my wordpress site and realized that my previous title cineramaetcetera was a bit of a mouthful. I’m rebranding to straightupreview to make the site more navigable, accessible and less confusing to you and future readers. It’s still me and I hope you still… Read More Cineramaetcetera is now straightupreview!
Celebrating Chinese New Year has somewhat become part of Filipino tradition. So much so that Filipinos are even the first ones in the supermarkets buying round fruits to bring their homes good luck when this day arrives, even partaking of tikoy (glutinous rice) to promote unity among family members and friends. The President has even… Read More Feng Shui Essentials for 2015