Pick of the Geek – February 20-26 2017

It’s that time again for the Geekend Gladiators to present the top things to look out for in this geek-tastic week.

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Pokemon Duel Review

In case you didn’t know, Pokemon Duel is the new Pokemon game available on your smart phone. Pokemon Duel is a follow-up of the hit 2016 game, Pokemon Go. While Pokemon Go was developed by Niantic, Duel on the other hand is developed by the Pokemon Company.

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17 Must See Movies for 2017

Its a new year, and with that comes a new batch of movies to watch. We, here at geekendgladiators.com, decided to put up a little handy guide for what’s what in movies for the year 2017.

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Metro Manila Film Fest 2016 – Preview

The Metro Manila Film Festival announced the entries in its annual Christmas season movie festival this November, and just by looking at the entries, one can say that change has come.

Here’s a sneak peak at what movies will premiere in this year’s MMFF:


Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 is a sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2011 movie, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank. While the first movie was a satire on the Filipino Indie film scene and foreign award shows, the sequel focuses on mainstream Filipino movies.

The official synopsis reads: “Eugene Domingo appears as a fictionalized version of herself once again, and she’s ready to make a new movie with the help of her team, Rainier, Jocelyn, and Lennon.

They discuss her comeback and head to Baguio to film the movie, where Eugene starts making absurd suggestions to change the original realistic script by adding elements of Pinoy comedy.”

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 stars Eugene Domingo, Kean Cipriano, Joel Torre, Jericho Rosales, and is directed by Marlon Rivera


Die Beautiful revolves around the story of Trisha, a transgender woman who competes in beauty contests. As part of her request before her death, Trisha’s wish was to remain beautiful.

Die Beautiful recently won the Audience Award in the Tokyo International Film Festival in November.

Die Beautiful stars Paolo Ballesteros, Joel Torre, Gladys Reyes, Luis Alandy, and is directed Jun Robles Lana.


Nora Aunor stars in this sociopolitical flick which follows a family and how it deals with hooded people who are involved in extra-judicial killings and other abuses in Philippine Society.

Kabisera stars Nora Aunor, Ricky Davao, JC De Vera, and is directed by Arturo San Agustin, and Real Florido.


Oro is a film that centers around a mining community that is threatened by an armed group. The community’s leader is tasked to defend the town, but struggles to do so when she fails to produce a permit to conduct mining activities. The movie also focuses on the effects on the members of the community despite the threats made by the armed group.

The movie stars Sandino Martin, Arrian Labios, Sue Prado, Cedrick Juan, and is directed by Alvin Yapan.


Saving Sally is not your typical Filipino romantic comedy movie as it infuses animation and live action movie.

The movie centers around Marty’s unrequited love towards his best friend Sally, and how Marty sees the world around him.

Saving Sally stars Rhian Ramos and Enzo Marcos. The movie is directed by Avid Liongoren.


The official synopsis of the movie reads:

“In 1947 those aspiring to be a priest are sent to a remote convent to live in seclusion (seklusyon) on the last day of their training. The purpose is to shield them from the evil of the world. The plot thickens when a mysterious young girl comes to the convent but the question is whether she is really sent by God or by the devil. This is the challenge that awaits the candidates.”

The movie is directed by the master of Filipino horror movies, Erik Matti.

Seklusyon stars Rhed Bustamante, Neil Ryan Sese, Ronnie Alonte.


Sunday Beauty Queen is a Filipino documentary that follows Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong as they embark to take part in an annual beauty pageant.

The documentary is directed by Baby Ruth Villarama.


Vince, Kath & James is a teen romantic movie that is based on the viral online posts on Facebook that captured the imaginations and hearts of the Filipinos early 2016.

The movie stars Julia Barreto, Joshua Garcia, Ronnie Alonte, and directed by Theodore Boborol.

Which movie/s are you raring to see in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival? Let us know in the comments section below.

For more details on the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival, keep it here on geekendgladiators.com

Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and comic book reviewer and fanatic. He is a lawyer in the making at day, and full-on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. You can get a hold of him on Facebook and Instagram.

7 Geeky Christmas Gifts for Every Geek

Its that time of year again, but still don’t know what to get for that geeky friend, relative, or significant other of yours? Worry no more, the Geekend Gladiators got you covered, as we list down some of the best geeky gifts this season.


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Suicide Squad Mid-Credits Scene Explained

If there’s anything we’ve learned about superhero movies is that never, ever leave until the credits are done, and if you haven’t learned this by now then chances are you failed to catch that pivotal mid-credits scene in Suicide Squad.

Warning: Spoilers.

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“The Matrix” Things You May Have Missed

Who hasn’t seen The Matrix? You know, that awesome blockbuster, action-filled, bullet-time filled movie that has spawned a whole different breed of film-making and action choreography that continues to be present on the big screen. I, for one, have seen it hundreds, nay, thousands of times since it came out, and the latest was just this weekend. The funny thing about it is that I noticed some things that I haven’t before and it made more sense to the movie, some of it, undoubtedly are in articles or forums across the internet, but let me just present to you my observations and point of view.

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Pick of the Geek (16 – 22 May 2016)

Pick of the Geek is back with this week’s top things to look out for in the geeky realm. We’ll be highlighting the comic books and the TV shows you should check out this week.

We’ve got 5 comic books you should read this week, and 4 must-see TV shows as well.


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Pick of the Geek (09 – 15 May 2016)

Pick of the Geek is back with an all new list of things to watch out for this Geeky week May 9-15.

As always with our Pick of the Geek, we provide you a list of what’s what for this week in the world of geekdom. Continue reading “Pick of the Geek (09 – 15 May 2016)”

Pick of the Geek (02-08 May 2016)

In honor of Free Comic Book day happening on 07 May 2016, this edition of Pick of the Geek will feature the comic books you should pick-up this week.

For those who are unfamiliar with the format, Pick of the Geek lists down the stuff that you need to watch out for in the coming week in the geeky realm.

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