2019 Metro Manila Film Festival: Write About Love

Write About Love by TBA Studios

“Insights and take away”

This can cover everything from the performances to the story and visual effects. When I saw the Title, the first thing that came into my mind was Director Justin Reardon ‘s Playing it Cool , which was written by Chris Shafer & Paul Vicknair.

I figured, I could give it a go and watch the film, since we don’t get much films about writers here in the Philippines. (not to mention, its a film from TBA Studio)

Now despite hating the stereotype romance movies from the Philippines, which admittedly, it had that romance-vibe going on when it isn’t actually needed. Now, then…

for the Insights: I understand that the film possibly is trying to convey the different ways in of love is demonstrated along with the regrets that come with the lack of conviction. But, to be honest– the story seemed dry and close to playing it all too safe, where the characters barely grew nor understood why they were actually there. It was like, they acted just as what they were told to do or were written for, but not exactly how they would be able to live into the characters that they were meant to be.

so with the review I’ve read from Rappler about it being more wrong than right, is pretty spot-on. (if you’re curious how the review went, just click the link).

The romantic comedy is about two writers who collaborate to write a romantic film, with creative differences cause issues between the two. The movie will have a film-within-a-film structure, and dig deep into the screenwriting experience.
source: https://mydramalist.com/38391-write-about-love

I would have like to stress more about how dry the whole movie felt like, but I figured rappler’s writer oggs cruz has already said everything that I wanted to say. So, I suppose, I could concentrate on the positive side of the Film instead?

I think Miles Ocampo has a promising future in playing deep roles, but then– if you’ve been a fan of going bulilit back in the day, you’d still see her as that comedian lil lady. On a side note, TBA’s film crew is as awesome as it has always been, very stunning cinematic shoots for the mood and vibe of the film. I just wish the Director and the writer’s of the film exerted more effort into making a full focus on what could have been a great movie.

Now that’s all been said and done, here’s the reference movie in mind. I hope you’ll love this recommendation and can find the comparison between the two movies.

While pretending to be a philanthropist at a charity dinner, the man meets a gorgeous woman named HER (Monaghan). The only catch: she’s engaged. In order to continue seeing each other, the two embark on a platonic relationship, one that gets pushed to the test as the two begin to realize they may have unrequited feelings for one another. Like a young Walter Mitty, ME uses the power of imagination and wild vignettes to conquer HER heart.

In Memoriam: Gerry Alanguilan

I just wanted to extend my sincerest condolences to Sir Gerry Alaguilan’s family, friends and the whole of the Philippine Komik’s Industry.

This post won’t be as detailed, yet it will share my brief encounter with Sir Gerry from last year. But, before I go into details, I just wanted to share this podcast by Indie Komiks Podcast where on their 1st year anniversary special, they were able to feature an interview with sir Gerry Alanguilan.

I hope the podcast gives you all the much information you need, if you’re a new fan of sir Gerry.

While all of this has been said and done. I just wanted to share that, although it may or may not make any huge impact for a very late review– WASTED

note: if you want to read more about the comic book, please click on the name link.

My experience: It was a short read– a pretty direct story. Yet, the emotions were all there. I was reading “wasted” at a time of my life where I have exactly lost the person I was in-loved with, and even though I did not sink into the brink of a killing spree like ERIC did from the story. I surely felt all that rage, pain and sadness. This is how amazed I was with how wonderful sir Gerry’s work touched my heart.

Many times, I have tried to research more about his works and find the time to meet him. But, life recently has taken a lot of turns for me. And despite the fact that it took awhile, although it was brief. I’m glad that I was able to shake hands with sir Gerry. No matter how brief it was– and with his cold hands, I shook with all the warmth of a grateful budding comic book writer like me.

In honor of sir Gerry Alanguilan, I’m posting this to contribute into letting the whole world know. How much he will be dearly missed, and to let everyone know about his works.


UFOTABLE has done it again!

The ending of Kimetsu no yaiba’s first season has finally come to an end, and would you look at that!

The opening scene from Muzan’s maze to penrose style lair like realm was epic!

I don’t know how long we will have to wait for the movie or season 2 to come, but I’m pretty sure that I’ll have to dig in further into the manga as I wait. In the meantime, check out these two snap shots I got from the season finale.

It’s not much, but I promise you, when you do get to watch this season finale end– you’ll end up begging for more.

Kimetsu no Yaiba Episode 26

if you want to know more about the series click on this link here

Anime: Kimetsu No Yaiba


Tanjiro Kamado, a kind hearted young boy from the Taisho era (1912-1926) in Japan, who’s peaceful life of selling coals for a living is changed in a blink of an eye, when his whole family was killled by demons. The only survivor? his younger sister Nezuko–now turned into a demon.

Tanjiro vows to avenge his family and turn Nezuko back into human.

Will Tanjiro be able to achieve his goal?

Quick Review: I was originally planning on writing a more detailed review about the current running anime series, but I couldn’t really decide whether I was going to write it into detailed piece or purely reaction based review. However, since there are a lot of anime bloggers out there who write better anime reviews that I do, I decided to share a reaction piece instead of the usual number rating all that. Here we go! 🙂

Plot/Story: To be honest, the first time I met with Tanjiro’s character, it didn’t seem like much of a story for me to begin with– and frankly if it weren’t for the art style itself, I would have long bailed on its debut at first. Then again, who knows– it’s nothing close to naruto, one piece or fullmetal alchemist standard, but hey! My opinion might still change, right?

Animation/Design Right, I dunno if it’s just my animation but, call me crazy to see the Waves of Kanagawa featured in this anime. The sword techniques were very interesting that I stuck around watching this show. Not to mention, Tanjiro’s and every character’s bad ass wardrobe, hair and overall character designs.

Characters While admittedly, I haven’t been too keen with Tanjiro’s character. I somehow find him a little bit too whiny for a young boy. Although, so is the rest of his little gang. I suppose I can still let it pass and see how their character’s would evolve from hereon forwards.

Overall: Since the anime series is said to be running for only 26 episodes only, I am rooting for a season 2 if all goes well. While there isn’t any information leaked out yet, regarding the possible outcome for the whole series.

for what its worth, in a way I did enjoy this show. So if you feel and think like this is your cup of tea, then here’s all you need to know. 🙂

Want more? Check these links out!

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Recommended Manga Link: MangaReader

Watch Here: Kimetsu No Yaiba Series



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