Concerts Not to Be Missed in Manila this 2017

Hey urbanites! 2017 sure seems to be the year of big artists concerts in Manila! The first of which I would have to say was Coldplay in April. Who watched them? I wish I did. But I’m not a big fan. I love their songs but I don’t know a lot by heart so I wasn’t too keen on selling a kidney to see them live in Manila.

Anyway, since that concert, there have been a few more big names that are coming to Manila this 2017!

  1. It’s Britney bitch! 

90’s kids know Britney was the hottest one to hit the music scene back then! If you grew up in that decade, bet you sang along to her hits like Baby One More Time, Sometimes, Oops I Did It Again and I’m A Slave For You. You might have even used Work Bitch as your anthem when you needed push to keep on working or on those days you’re hitting the gym to reach your fitness goals.

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Well the pop princess is finally coming to a concert here in Manila! Are you watching? I know I am! It’s Britney bitch! This is definitely going to be a great concert.

2. Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman Tour

She’s back to promote her 2016 album Dangerous Woman with a world tour that yes includes Manila! Pretty sure you’ve heard her songs on the radio and maybe even danced to it such as Side to Side, Be Alright and Into You.

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Ticket prices start at Php1,650 for general admission and SVIP at Php19, 070 and is now on sale.

3. Ed Sheeran’s Divide Album Concert Tour  

When it was announced that Ed was going to Southeast Asia for a concert, you had to know it was only a matter of time before Philippines becomes part of his official stop. The concert will be on November 7. No word yet on the concert venue or ticket prices. But you better start saving your money right now because this is definitely going to be expensive – worth watching for sure but still expensive.

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I loved his last album, X (Multiply) and I enjoy listening to his new songs on the current album like Shape of You and Castle on the Hill so yes I plan on watching this concert too.

 

 

 

Save the Date: May 6 is Free Comic Book Day

Hey comic book lovers! The annual free comic book day is coming up! On May 6, Saturday, head on over to the nearest Fully Booked or Comic Odyssey branch in Metro Manila to get your hands on a comic book for free! The event starts at 10am and you can get a free comic book until supplies last! Is Fully Booked Bonifacio Highstreet your branch of choice? You can get three free comic books there!

Also on May 6-7, you can get 20% off on all graphic novels at Fully Booked applicable to both cash and credit purchases! The sale also applies to purchases done online. Oh and at Fully Booked BGC branch, pre-owned vinyl records will also be on sale at 20% off on those dates.

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What is Free Comic Book Day? It’s a worldwide event held every first Saturday of May. This is done by comic book stores and publishers as a way of thanking fans for their support. It’s also a way of introducing comics to new enthusiasts like kids for instance. This annual event started back in 2002 in the US and in its first six years, over 12 million special edition comic books have been given away by more than 2000 retailers worldwide.

So see you guys there?

 

For more information, you can check out the following:

Free Comic Book Day Philippines (Official)

Fully Booked Events

 

*image taken from Fully Booked Facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power Rangers: It’s so bad, it’s good

I grew up watching Power Rangers on TV. I super liked it that when the Power Rangers became a movie, you bet your boots I watched it. It was such a cult classic during the 90s.

Well as you now know, it recently had a movie remake.

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I had no intention of watching it truth be told. Never even saw a preview of the new one nor did I bother to search for one. I don’t know. But something told me it was a movie I could afford to miss on the big screen. However I recently found myself trooping to the cinema to watch it because my friends wanted to watch it.

Before going to the movies, I had expectations from this film.

  1. Movie effects that will have me going “Wow. That was awesome”.  The Power Rangers movie I remember from my childhood was action packed and yes, had great movie effects – great by definition of that decade. Considering we now live in a world run by technology, I expected this film to give me that blow me away with its effects. I mean just check out those newly redesigned Power Rangers costumes vis a vis the old ones.

Cool costumes right? And very modern. Unfortunately, the wow stops at the costume      design.

2. A lot of action. Sadly, this does not have much of that. It was a lot of talk, talk, talk and more talk. The fight scene was supposed to be the highlight of this movie. But that was a real let down.

3. A story that would at least give justice to the original movie if not surpass it. When you attempt to remake any cult classic film, for me it should at the very least give justice to the original one if not make it even better. Aside from the brief nostalgia the film gave me when I heard the words “It’s morphine time!” uttered and the Power Rangers theme song played, Saban’s Power Rangers did not at all live up to the original.

I would give credit to RJ Cyler who played the Blue Ranger. He was funny though at times he bordered on annoying.

They could have given the villain a better storyline. There was a part in the movie when the rangers were shown what the future with Rita Repulsa and Goldar that it looked like it was going to be a scary future for Angel Grove. In reality though, Rita was just plain tiresome as a villain.

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Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa

And I think this movie centered too much on how the teens were going to morph. It became dragging.

Actually my whole impression of this movie is that it was trying hard. It probably wanted to marry the campy feels of the TV series with the action packed story of the blockbuster movie. They should have picked one and stuck to it. Maybe it would have been a better film.

This movie gave us somethings to laugh about – both because there were scenes that were amusing and also because the story was just so bad. Perhaps some could be blamed from a bad editing job.

Oh and can somebody confirm whether Krispy Kreme paid for product placement in this movie or not? I have a strong feeling they did because they got quite a lot of exposure from this film. Philippine movies could learn a thing or two from Krispy Kreme. That’s how you do a product placement people!

If you’re thinking of watching this, go right ahead. Like I said, you’ll get a few laughs. Also a superhero film is a good family movie. Your kids will enjoy for sure. But if you’re a hardcore Power Rangers fan looking to be re-live the awesome feeling you felt when you saw the original one, I say save your money and wait for it on popular video streaming sites like NetFlix or on DVD.