Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)

The film is a narrative of the successful evacuation of the Allied troops from Dunkirk as the Nazi Army advances to the French city. The battle of Dunkirk depicted one of the historical catalysts that made the people in Europe come together against the war propagated by the Nazi regime.

The Academy gave Nolan’s film eight nominations including his first directorial nod, Best Picture and Best Editing. The latter I wholeheartedly agree and would predict this film to win said category. As for Nolan’s vision, I feel that the whole thing was well-executed, the way he played with our emotions but didn’t really hit the mark of capturing the essence of the topic. This was Dunkirk glossed over. There was too much technicality, hence the great editing, but it lacks the gravitas of what really transpired in those days. Yes, we see them soldiers fighting for their lives to stay alive, to be able to survive and be with their loved ones but I somehow find it devoid of motivation.

I thought it was critically overrated but at the end of the day – I still enjoyed it more than the Darkest Hour so that at least should be a consolation. Despite the measly character development, I’d still give it a 3 star ratings because it’s Nolan being Nolan and on a technical spectrum, this is heaps better than most films from last year.

Dunkirk scored eight nominations at the 90th Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Production Design

Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Jack Lowden, Tom Glynn-Carney, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 8 Photoshoot: Beauty is Social

Were you completely shocked when this season’s frontrunner end up at the bottom two this episode? I mean, I call BS when they call her inconsistent! If anything, she is the only consistent model in the house delivering spectacular shot each episode! 🙄

If you’ve been watching the show but have not seen this episode, you probably have a clue on who almost got the boot!

Model Jordan Dunn made an appearance this week facilitating the challenge of advertising her clothing brand. And surprise! Jeana won the challenge…

At the photoshoot, Mama TyTy took over again and shot the girls with plus-size male models while covered in gold body paint.

Brendi K: I thought she’s playing it safe for weeks now. I want her to step up next week. This is SAFE. The guy is more fierce and he’s not even showing his face!

Erin: Uhhmmm

Jeana: Her face looks ethereal right here. Girl is in it to win it!

Kyla: Gurl finally woke up!

Rio: girl, I cannot wait to see you get the boot next week. *fingers-crossed*

Shanice: Not a fan of this photo but I loved Shanice!

Khrystyana: I loved this shot. It’s not my favorite but it’s not the worst for me. And the calling her inconsistent is again utter crap. Ekkk

Sandra – she finally bored the hell out of the judges. ByeGurl!

Call Out Order
First Call Out: Kyla
2. Jeana
3. Shanice
4. Erin
5. Brendi K.
6. Rio
7. Khrystyana
Eliminated: Sandra

Photos courtesy of ANTM Facebook.

TimothĂ©e Chalamet on the cover of GQ Korea’s Anniversary Issue!

TimothĂ©e is totally taking over the world with his new cover for GQ, this time for the 17th Anniversary Issue of the magazine’s South Korean market. The cover was a reuse from his last year’s British GQ Style’s cover!

Chalamet is nominated for his role in Call Me By Your Name at thia weekend’s Academy Awards and Is also the youngest Best Actor nominee in 74 years!

Coincidentally, he’s also on the March cover of the American GQ! đź’• Yasss!!! Get it, Sweet Tea!

Ms. Philippines Sophia Senoron Wins Miss Multinational Pageant in India! 

Hot off the press:

Philippines’ representative Sophia Senoron won the inaugural edition of the Miss Multinational pageant held in New Delhi, India.

Sophia with Miss India (L) as Second Runner-up and Miss Germany (R) completing the top 3 as the First Runner-up. There are 10 delegates competing for the title.

via Arnold Vegafria’s Instagram.

Will update this as soon as I get more details!

Congrats Sophia! Mabuhay ka!

Cover Thursday: Fergie’s Big Girls Don’t Cry by Peter Carboni

You’ve probably seen Fergie’s viral rendition of the Star-spangled Banner during the NBA All-Star Game last Sunday where she infused the US national anthem with her very own and very Fergilicious style. Uh, no. I’m not going to discuss that at length. She already apologized (I sincerely don’t know why she had to) but anyway, I just want to pay homage to my girl Fergie by featuring one of her hit songs as a solo act with our Cover Thursday this week – Big Girls Don’t Cry!

This version is an acoustic one from Peter Carboni. He sang it real good. And he’s cute too! Hah!

via Peter Carboni’s IG (@petercarboni)

We still love you, Fergie ❤

TimothĂ©e Chalamet’s Cover and Spread for ShortList Magazine!

via Timothée Chalamet Source

This is yet another cover of one of the most talked about young actors this year, the ever-so-charming Timothée Chalamet!

via Timothée Chalamet Philippines

Get it, Sweet Tea! ❤


Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Specials: Meeting The Press

Earlier today, the 40 hopefuls of Binibining Pilipinas had their press presentation showing off their bikini bodies and great personalities while sashaying the stage mounted at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

Amongst the 40 candidates, these are the 10 ladies who made an impression on me upon seeing their pictures and videos!

(L-R: Vicky Rushton, Catriona Gray, Kaizelle Cajandig, Michele Gumabao, Ena Velasco)

(L-R: Anjame Magbingtang, Shane Tormes, Eva Patalinjug, Samantha Bernardo, Aya Abesamis)

Who are your picks?

photos courtesy of Bb.Pilipinas Facebook Page.


America’s Next Top Model Cycle 24 Episode 7 – Beauty is Raw Photoshoot

This episode was quite intimate in more ways than one. In a challenge where they had to create an anti-bullying PSA, the girls revealed some of the horrible tragedy they’ve experienced in the past. Kyla, Christina and Sandra won said challenge and and their video will be used as part of a national digital campaign for National Crime Prevention Council.

Tyra took over the lens this week with the remaining nine girls only donning their under garments for the shoot.

Brendi K.

I’m not the biggest fan of Brendi K. but this for me was her best picture to date. I loved that she looks fresh sans make-up.


I couldn’t imagine why this frame was deemed her best shot. She looks so uncomfortable and look at that tension in her neck! (Now, we don’t have to wonder why…)


I liked Erin but this reminds me of Bellatrix Lestrange posting a #justwokeup Insta story. Uh, no. Just no.


I loved her but this isn’t working for me, tbh.


This should have been her third ‘solo’ first call out! Girl is killing it!


Okay, I kind of get the “editorial” vibe of it but this is real boring for me.


Bish knows how to work it. This is another favorite of mine this week. Werrrk.


I loved Sandra’s look but up to this point, she’s just playing it safe. I want some fire from her and not just a pretty face!


Miss Thing right here is fierce but the “rawness” of the shot – meh.

Surprise! Surprise! For the first time in the history of the show, we’ve a seven-way-tie for the first call out leaving (predictably) Christina and Erin at the bottom.

And not surprisingly, Christina (finally) got the boot! Bye girl!



Emma Watson for Vogue Australia – March 2018

Here’s the beautiful and ever delightful Emma Watson gracing the cover of the Australian Vogue for it’s next month’s edition. 

Watson guest-edited the issue which she said is dedicated to sustainability and ‘designing the future.’
Truly, Emma is one of the few young actors in Hollywood that up and comers should emulate. Attagirl!

Meet & Party with TimothĂ©e Chalamet & Armie Hammer via Omaze!

If you’re like super rich, you still have a chance to travel to Los Angeles, party and meet TimothĂ©e Chalamet & Armie Hammer by donating to wo incredible causes, bye entering HERE:Ă©e-Armie-YOU

You could win a trip to celebrate with the Call Me By Your Name cast at their pre-Oscar party! Deadline is until February 25!

Speaking of Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory just snagged the Best Adapted Screenplay at the recently concluded BAFTA Awards! Congratulations!