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Film Review: 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten (2016)

Director: Petersen Vargas
Cast: Khalil Ramos, Ethan Salvador, and Jameson Blake, Peewee Ohara, Jomari Angeles, Joel Saracho, Mean Espinosa, Ana Capri

I hate to be the party pooper  here since everyone seems to be loving this dark coming-of-age film about a nerd who befriended two Filipino-American brothers who made such an impact in his young life but if I’m being quite honest,  this film just didn’t work for me for so many reasons save for the amazing performances of  its lead actors – James Blakeson, Ethan Salvador and Kahlil Ramos.

In case you didn’t know (like moi), 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten was part of last year’s Cinema One Originals Film Festival garnering the Best Picture honor as well as Best Supporting Actor for Blake Jameson and Best Cinematography for Carlos Mauricio.

I just want to say first that the cinematography award was very well-deserved because Mauricio was able to encapsulate the contrasting beauty of the lahar-ridden Pampanga, the fascinating dreams of Felix (Ramos) and the youthful vibrancy of the actors playing the main characters. Even before I watched it on the big screen, I was already all over it towards its beautiful cinematography when I Initially viewed its trailer on Facebook.

Secondly, (see, I wasn’t aware of the said Film Festival so boohoo! on me) Jameson Blake winning an award for his role is not that surprising. After watching the film in Trinoma last Saturday (March 18, 2017) I was asked by my seatmate in the cinema how I find the film, I told him outright that the guy who played the role of Maximillian was simply enigmatic! He’s very effective and the eye-candy thing was just a bonus! They’re all good in their roles but Blake just stole the thunder from Ramos and Salvador on this one.

Now, let me make it clear that I do not hate the film. I just don’t like the development of the story. I wasn’t expecting it to be cheesy and all that stuff but I thought the dark twist revealed midway was rather an unsavory surprise. Twists tend to do that but that subplot just made me cringed because it felt forced for me. I thought I knew what the writer / director was trying to convey but incorporating said plot was rather over the top in my opinion.

We’re already all over Felix’s (Khalil Ramos)  sexual identity crisis and the angst of the Snyder brothers and I thought the story could lead into a more subdued yet impactful resolution – instead we’ve got the subdued yet very strange conclusion.

But hey, who am I to judge like an expert? After all, I’m just a movie-goer hahaha! Kidding aside, I think it’s a case of “it’s me, not you” thing so I think people are still going to enjoy watching this one but as for me – I’m okay with watching it once for now.

Rating: 6 out of 10 stars

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Pietro Boselli X BENCH/BODY

pietro-for-bench-2I wasn’t even aware of Pietro being recruited by BENCH to be their newest endorser so it’s such a wonderful surprise to see the “hottest maths teacher in the world” sporting what arguably the most popular clothing brand in the Philippines.

Here’s Pietro looking so cute…

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And here he is ready to heat up the Summer season even more!!!

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And he’s coming to Manila soon so be ready for this one!

See u Pietro!!!

photos courtesy of @benchbodyph

When Queen Bey says #ImWithHer

“There was a time when a woman’s opinion did not matter. If you were black, white, Mexican, Asian, Muslim, educated, poor or rich; if you were a woman, it did not matter,” Beyoncé said. “Less than 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote. Look how far we’ve come from having no voice to being on the brink of making history again by electing the first woman president.”

Hillary is joined by power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z to rally the crowd in Cleveland to turn out to vote for the only sane candidate this year - and no, it ain't Donald!

Hillary is joined by power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z to rally the crowd in Cleveland to mobilize voters and vote for the only sane candidate this year – and no, it ain’t Donald!

“We have to vote. The world looks to us as a progressive country that leads change. Eight years ago, I was so inspired that my nephew, a young black child, could grow up knowing his dreams could be realized by witnessing a black president in office,” Beyoncé addressed the crowd at the rally, which aimed at mobilizing voters in the key swing state. “And now, we have the opportunity to create more change. I want my daughter to grow up seeing a woman lead our country and know that her possibilities are limitless.

“We have to think about the future of our daughters, of our sons, and vote for someone who cares for them as much as we do,” Beyoncé added. “And that is why, ‘I’m with her.'”

 

 

Why James Franco Is Voting For Hillary And Why You Should Too! #ImWithHer

Watch here why ‘King Cobra’ star James Franco is voting for Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States!

Pure Genius: ‘Kill For You’ by Skylar Grey featuring Eminem (With Lyrics)

Eminem and Skylar Grey

(Skylar Grey)
You gon’ make make me a believer
Even if that shit ain’t true
You gon’ make me commit murder
Baby, I’d kill for you

In my eyes
Even if you are wrong, you are right
Even if there is a terrible crime
It’s alright, cause I got your back, and I know you got mine
I belong to the church of your name
Sing a song, cause I worship the ground you walk on
If I pray for you, I know you’ll be there

You gon’ make make me a believer
Even if that shit ain’t true
You gon’ make me commit murder
Baby, I’d kill for you

In my bed I believe every word that you’ve said
Just a kiss and you make me forget
All the bad, the battles we lost, the bodies we hid
You don’t know, just how far I’d be willing to go
You put the cracks into my moral code
So you can count on me to always be there

You gon’ make make me a believer
Even if that shit ain’t true
You gon’ make me commit murder
Baby, I’d kill for you

Oh, Lord, forgive my weary hands
And for what they may do
I’ll carry out his evil plans
If he wants me to

(Eminem)
In your dream, you’re drowning, I just walked in and saved you
I’m your alternate escape route, the alter you pray to
Your ultimate savior, your behavior is altered
Ain’t your fault cause I made you
Brainwashed and persuade you
Gibraltar, you’re fatal, never falter or waver
When you causing the danger I’m your guardian angel
Nobody can tell you shit, you’re already major
Mine just follow me, babe, you
Won’t be sorry you stayed, you
Always ride, whatever the plan is
To the end, even if I led us into an ambush
Even if we robbed the First National and cops caught us redhanded
They’re coming at us, and we’re trapped, put our backs up
Against the wall, and it’s too tall
You catapult me or hold the ladder for me
Stay back to get captured, take the fall
You make it all worth it
Baby doll, you’re perfect the way you are
Accidents happen
All I know is you love me, that’s really all that matters
And any who cross our paths are just collateral damage
At your side, got your lateral, back, your front, diagonal
Backwards, blackbirds, we attack like animals
When they threaten what we have it’s a natural reaction
You lay a bitch flat on her back in a second flat for me
Who tries to take your man from you
It’s blasphemy, it’s another casualty, you’ll go whatever route
Whatever you have to do, you blast for me, I never doubt

(Skylar Grey)
You gon’ make make me a believer
Even if that shit ain’t true
You gon’ make me commit murder
Baby, I’d kill for you

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Troye Sivan Returns to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

TroyeAfter he made his US TV show debut in December 2015, Troye Sivan came back to ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ last night and performed Wild off his critically-acclaimed ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ album. The 21-year-old Australian popstar is returning to the States to hold another tour entitled Suburbia Tour starting this fall after his highly successful Blue Neighbourhood Tour last spring.

Here’s that awesome live-performance by this super-talented guy!

So proud of you Troye!!!!!

ICYMI: Jennifer Lopez wearing a 20-foot Michael Cinco Cape on ‘The Tonight Show’!

Jlo's Back With Lin-Manuel Miranda

Here’s JLo hitting the diva meter while performing a new song called “Love Make the World Go Round” with Hamilton-star Lin-Manuel Miranda on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”  Adding flare to her emotional performance was the couture crystallized Sainte Chapelle inspired hand painted cape she’s wearing by fame Filipino designer, Michael Cinco. The 20-foot stained glass cape features 10,000 colorful Swarovski crystals with hand-made silk embroideries, which according to the designer took six months to complete by about 100 people!

Now, that is how you make a statement! Bravo JLo and Mr. Miranda!

[Photo Credit: Questlove Gomez]

2016 FHM Philippines Full List of 100 Sexiest Women in the World!

Kapuso star Rhian Ramos is gracing the cover of this year's most anticipated issue of the magazine!

Kapuso star Rhian Ramos is gracing the cover of this year’s most anticipated issue of the magazine!

I’ve been so busy with my dayjob and haven’t got the time to post this year’s list until today. So for you guys who’ve been waiting for it, here’s the complete list of the 2016 FHM Philippines Sexiest Women in the World!

100 Sexiest List

100. Jodi Sta. Maria
99. Paulene So
98. Gretchen Ho
97. Karen Bordador
96. Erika Padilla
95. Angela Gabrielle
94. Shaina Magdyao
93. Ann B. Mateo
92. Mayumi Yokoyama
91. Heart Evangelista
90. Gwen Zamore
89. Mika Reyes
88. Louise delos Reyes
87. Ashley Rivera
86. Rochelle Pangilinan
85. Aica Sy
84. Maxene Magalona
83. Alyssa Valdez
82. Danita Paner
81. Michele Madrigal
80. Carla Abellana
79. Red Dela Cruz
78. Rizza Diaz
77. Maica Palo
76. Belle Daza
75. Ryza Cenon
74. Jahziel Manabat
73. Dawn Zulueta
72. Megan Young
71. Jackie Rice
70. Debbie Garcia
69. Abby Poblador
68. Myrtle Sarrosa
67. Roxee B
66. Dawn Chang
65. Daiana Menezes
64. Aubrey Miles
63. Sarah Lahbati
62. Sunshine Garcia
61. Kylie Padilla
60. Queenie Rehman
59. Leah Bernardino
58. Chloe Dauden
57. Meg Impreial
56. Julia Montes
55. Ella Cruz
54. Cindy Miranda
53. Georgina Wilson
52. Julia Barreto
51. Bea Alonzo
50. Margo Midwinter
49. Janine Gutierrez
48. Sunshine Cruz
47. Danielle Castano
46. Erich Gonzales
45. Julie Anne San Jose
44. Angelica Panganiban
43. Kim Chiu
42. Arianny Celeste
41. Sarah Geronimo
40. LJ Reyes
39. Ritz Azul
38. Arny Ross
37. Jasmine Curtis-Smith
36. Christine Reyes
35. Valerie Bangs Garcia
34. Lovi Poe
33. Ina Raymundo
32. Bella Padilla
31. Katrina Halili
30. Liza Soberano
29. Yassi Pressman
28. Valeen Montenegro
27. Maria Ozawa
26. Alice Dixson
25. Yam Concepcion
24. Aiko Climaco
23. Maja Salvador
22. Max Collins
21. Mane Mendoza
20. Andi Eigenmann
19. Kathryn Bernardo
18. Anne Curtis
17. Coleen Garcia
16. Pia Wurtzbach
15. Andrea Torres
14. Jinri Park
13. Glaiza De Castro
12. Sam Pinto
11. Ellen Adarna

10 Rachel Ann Daquis

9 Kim Domingo

8 Solenn Heussaff

7 Arci Munoz

6 Marian Rivera

5 Rhian Ramos

4 Angel Locsin

3 Nadine Lustre

2 Jennylyn Mercado

1 Jessy Mendiola 2016

Reigning supreme right now and voted as the sexiest women in the Philippines!

Jessy Mendiola On Top

Be sure to grab your own copy of the July 2016 issue of the magazine you guys!

photos courtesy of fhm philippines

A Song for Orlando: ‘Hands’ by Britney Spears, Troye Sivan, Jennifer Lopez and More…

Hands SongBritney Spears, Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Tyler Glenn, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Ty Herndon, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Adam Lambert, Mary Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Kacey Musgraves, MNEK, Alex Newell, P!nk, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, RuPaul, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor – these two dozen pop stars have come together to record a tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting last month touted as the deadliest mass shooting in the history of America.

The song aptly titled “Hands” was written by Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels and produced by Tranter, BloodPop and Mark Ronson and will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the LGBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.

Here’s the names of the 49 people who’ve fallen victims during that horrific shooting and may they forever be a reminder of what could happen  if we’d let hate rule our hearts.

#ForThe49
Stanley Almodovar III, 23 years old
Amanda Alvear, 25 years old
Oscar A Aracena-Montero, 26 years old
Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33 years old
Antonio Davon Brown, 29 years old
Darryl Roman Burt II, 29 years old
Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28 years old
Juan Chavez Martinez, 25 years old
Luis Daniel Conde, 39 years old
Cory James Connell, 21 years old
Tevin Eugene Crosby, 25 years old
Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32 years old
Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, 31 years old
Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25 years old
Mercedez Marisol Flores, 26 years old
Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22 years old
Juan Ramon Guerrero, 22 years old
Paul Terrell Henry, 41 years old
Frank Hernandez, 27 years old
Miguel Angel Honorato, 30 years old
Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40 years old
Jason Benjamin Josaphat, 19 years old
Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30 years old
Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, 25 years old
Christopher “Drew” Andrew Leinonen, 32 years old
Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21 years old
Brenda Lee Marquez McCool, 49 years old
Gilberto Ramon Silva Menendez, 25 years old
KJ Morris, 37 years old
Akyra Monet Murray, 18 years old
Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20 years old
Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25 years old
Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, 36 years old
Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32 years old
Jean Carlos Mendez Perez, 35 years old
Enrique L. Rios, Jr., 25 years old
Jean C. Nives Rodriguez, 27 years old
Xavier Emmanuel Serrano Rosado, 35 years old
Christopher Joseph Sanfeliz, 24 years old
Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24 years old
Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34 years old
Shane Evan Tomlinson, 33 years old
Martin Benitez Torres, 33 years old
Jonathan Antonio Camuy Vega, 24 years old
Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37 years old
Luis S. Vielma, 22 years old
Franky Jimmy Dejesus Velazquez, 50 years old
Luis Daniel Lestat Wilson-Leon, 37 years old
Jerald “Jerry” Arthur Wright, 31 years old

‘Hands’ Lyrics
[Verse 1: Britney Spears + Gwen Stefani]
Can hold a gun
And hold your heart
Can put out fires
And make ’em start
Skin and bones
And flesh and blood
With all this nerve
How did we get this numb

[Pre-Chorus: Meghan Trainor + Troye Sivan]
Cus they can hurt
Or they can heal
They can give back
Or they can steal
They can break the world
Or they can change it too
[Chorus: All Together]
Ooh hands
Hands
Woooo hands
Oh hands
Cause they can love
Or they can take
They can fight up
Until they save
They can break the world
They can change it too
Ooh hands

[Verse 2: Selena Gomez + Kacey Musgraves]
Doesn’t matter
Who you love
All that matters
Is your love
I’ve been watching news
And seeing all this hate
Tell me is it wrong
To want a little change

[Pre-Chorus: Mary J. Blige]
They can hurt
Or they can heal
They can give back
Or they can steal
They can break the world
Or they can change it too

[Chorus: All Together led by Jason Derulo]
Ooh hands
Hands
Woooo hands
Oh hands
Cause they can love
Or they can take
They can fight up
Until they save
They can break the world
They can change it too
Ooh hands

[Post-Chorus: Led by Imagine Dragons]
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
Ooooh

[Bridge: Jennifer Lopez]
Can hold a gun
And hold your heart
Can put out fires
And make ’em start
I’ve been watching news
And seeing all this hate
Tell me is it wrong
To want a little change

[Chorus: Adam Lambert & Tyler Glenn + P!NK & MNEK]
Ooh hands
Hands
Woooo hands
Oh hands
Cause they can love
Or they can take
They can fight up
Until they save
They can break the world
They can change it too
Ooh hands

[Post-Chorus: Led by Imagine Dragons]
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
Ooooh

[Outro: RuPaul + (Mary Lambert) + Nate Ruess + Together]
Just take my hand baby
Everybody’s in love
(All that matters is your love)
(Change it or break it)
(They can love or they can take it, take it all)
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
If a million hands can build a wall
A million hands can break it down
Ooooh

Buy “Hands” on iTunes.

Colton Haynes is Out and Happy!

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: In this handout photo provided by Warner Bros, Colton Haynes of "Arrow" attendss Comic-Con International 2014 on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Smallz+Raskind/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 26: In this handout photo provided by Warner Bros, Colton Haynes of “Arrow” attendss Comic-Con International 2014 on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Smallz+Raskind/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via Getty Images)

I thought I should post something about Colton Haynes after officially coming out! Of course, we all knew him as Jackson in Teen Wolf whose character got offed (?) at the second second season of the show and as Roy Harper/ Arsenal in Arrow but I guess, like myself – you were equally surprised when he left both shows. Apparently, there’s a reason for that…

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s Marc Snetiker, Haynes said:

“I asked to step away because I cared more about my mental and physical health than my career at the time,” the actor tells EW, opening up about his personal and professional life for the first time in quite some time. “I’ve had terminal anxiety my entire life. Physically ill, fainting. I’m 27 years old, and I have an ulcer. I had to step back.”   

And I’m glad he did because according to him, he’s happier and healthier than ever and I think that’s most important yeah? Well done Colton!!!! Well done!!!!

p.s.
#TeamJacksonForever