Pick of the Geek (August 13 – 19, 2017)

Get ready for a fun-filled geeky week as the Geekend Gladiators bring you the creme of the crop in the pop culture realm released this week!


Topping last week’s episode would be an ordeal for the Game of Thrones, yet here we are excited to see the next chapter. In this week’s episode, Daenerys, fresh from her victory, demands loyalty from the remaining Lannister soldiers in High Garden, while the White Walkers start their march towards Westeros. In King’s Landing, Cersei looks to destroy anyone who seeks to threaten her reign.

This is shaping-up to be another blockbuster episode from Game of Thrones. Make sure to catch it this Sunday.


Finally, the team-up we’ve been waiting for is upon us. The Defenders entire Season 1 will be available this week on Netflix. After teasing The Hand for two seasons on Daredevil, our heroes, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, finally come together to battle and thwart the Hand.


Starting August 16, the inaugural Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino will take over Philippine Cinemas for a week. Meaning, entries for the Festival will be shown all over the Philippines, temporarily removing foreign films for a week.

This Festival offers some of the best Filipino movies for the year with outstanding talent in front and behind the cameras.

Here are some of the movies that we feel will be worth your time and hard-earned money:


In all honesty, there is a personal bias on my part as Bar Boys focuses on the life of an aspiring lawyer in the Philippines. Bar Boys aims to immerse the audience into what it takes and the sacrifices that a student of law deals with while in law school. It aims to make the most daunting tasks in law school (recitation, bar exam, waiting for results) and spins it in a comedic way.


The movie follows Fidel, who suffers from a speech defect, and Stella, a budding rock star, as they go through school. Fidel, who is often ridiculed and bullied by his blockmates, finds solace in Stella as Stella pushes Fidel to become the best version of himself. As a way to win Stella’s heart, Fidel aims to finish 100 poems dedicated to Stella.


Award winning Jaclyn Jose stars in this family-oriented road trip movie. Jose, who plays Iyay, takes her entire family on a road trip from Cebu to Dumaguete to attend the funeral of her estranged husband. What seems to be a straight-forward trip turns, however, into a road trip filled with countless detours.

While these are just a few of the entries in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, don’t forget to check out the other entries:

  1. Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B
  2. AWOL
  3. Birdshot
  4. Hamog
  5. Paglipay
  6. Pauwi Na
  7. Salvage
  8. Star na si Van Damme Stallone
  9. Triptiko

There you have it, the hottest tickets to this week’s geekiness. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comment section below.

Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and comicbook aficionado. He is Matt Murdock by profession by day, without the vigilante crime fighting at night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse.


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