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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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

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

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.


KABISERA

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

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

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.


SEKLUSYON

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

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

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.

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.


COMICS

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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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Pick of the Geek (25 April – 01 May 2016)

An awesome week awaits us geeks this week as it presents tons of stuff to satisfy our hunger!

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Pick of the Geek (18 – 24 April 2016)

Hey there Gladiators, its that time of the week once again for our Pick of the Geek. For those of you who are new to this, on Pick of the Geek we list down our PICKS for the week on anything and everything geeky. Continue reading “Pick of the Geek (18 – 24 April 2016)”

Pick of the Geek (April 4-10)

Its that time again for the Pick of the Geek, our weekly list of what to look forward to this geeky week.


MOVIES


10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

Very little is known about this film, yet people have been buzzing about it ever since a surprise trailer was shown late last year/early this year. Speculation has it that this film may take place within the Cloverfield universe, and that the characters in this film are survivors of the Cloverfield movie.

With J.J. Abrams at the helm of this movie, we can’t help but recommend it, after all the last time J.J. Abrams kept a movie under wraps like this we got an unexpected treat in the form of Cloverfield. Hopefully this movie surprises the audience once again. Continue reading “Pick of the Geek (April 4-10)”

Pick of the Geek (28 March – 03 April 2016)

Pick of the Geek is back with an all new list of things to watch out for this Geeky week March 28 – April 3 2016.

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.

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