TV Review: Welcome to Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki (Kdrama)(Spoilers!)

When it comes to genres in Korean dramas, interestingly enough, we rarely get pure comedies. Most of the time, its mixed in with other genres such as drama or romance. Because of this, and even if there was romance mixed into it, JTBC’s “Welcome to Waikiki” or “Laughter in Waikiki” is a rarity as it… Read More TV Review: Welcome to Waikiki/Laughter in Waikiki (Kdrama)(Spoilers!)

TV Review: Duel (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

In the midst of all the prosecutors, time travel, and supernatural romances, there were two notable science fiction Korean dramas that graced (k) dramaland in 2017- tvN’s ambitious “Circle” and OCN’s “chase thriller” “Duel”. Thankfully, both “Circle” and “Duel” delve upon different thought provoking concepts, and are very different from each other, with “Duel” also… Read More TV Review: Duel (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Just Between Lovers (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Everyone has their own favorite stories, television shows, and movies; and while some of these might be subjective, there are some that are universally acclaimed to be classics. The same is true for Korean dramas. However, it seems as if JTBC managed to create a new modern classic with the romantic melodrama “Just Between Lovers”.… Read More TV Review: Just Between Lovers (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

TV Review: Star Wars: Rebels S4 + Final Thoughts (Spoilers!)

After three years of it gracing the small screen on Disney XD, “Star Wars: Rebels” officially said goodbye last Monday, March 5, 2018, with an exciting three episode finale that also served as the series finale. This is the second animated spin-off show to have come out of the “Star Wars” franchise, with the first… Read More TV Review: Star Wars: Rebels S4 + Final Thoughts (Spoilers!)

Movie Review: Fullmetal Alchemist (Live Action) (Spoilers!)

Recently, it seems that there are more and more live action adaptations of popular anime and manga franchises than before. This shouldn’t really be that surprising as it has been proven that we do now have the technology to be able to pull these things off. Unfortunately, most live action adaptations haven’t really done that… Read More Movie Review: Fullmetal Alchemist (Live Action) (Spoilers!)

TV Review: While You Were Sleeping (2017 Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Kdramaland in 2017 was rife with prosecutors, judges, science fiction and fantasy, and SBS’ “While You Were Sleeping” was no exception. This September to November drama was a romantic fantasy courtroom drama with an exceptional cast that had all the usual tropes one would expect in a Korean drama, but also managed to subvert it… Read More TV Review: While You Were Sleeping (2017 Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Movie Review: The Return of the King (Theatrical + Extended) (Spoilers!)

All good stories must come to an end, some way or another, and for both the books and the film trilogy, everything does end with “The Return of the King”. Peter Jackson, his cast, and crew, continued to deliver, defying all odds and actually succeeding in doing the impossible by being able to translate a… Read More Movie Review: The Return of the King (Theatrical + Extended) (Spoilers!)

Movie Review: The Two Towers (Theatrical + Extended) (Spoilers!)

Sequels, whether it be for books or movies, are the most difficult parts of a story to be actualized. There is that pressure of being consistent and whether it lives up to the first part, and there is the fact that it doesn’t really have a definite beginning or an ending, unlike the first and last… Read More Movie Review: The Two Towers (Theatrical + Extended) (Spoilers!)

Movie Review: MARVEL’s Black Panther (Spoilers!)

Ever since Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa or Black Panther made an appearance in “Captain America: Civil War”, many have been eagerly waiting for his own standalone film; and to see what MARVEL will do with his character and to see how they will tell his story. And the anticipation for “Black Panther” rose even higher after… Read More Movie Review: MARVEL’s Black Panther (Spoilers!)

Movie Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (Theatrical + Extended Cuts) (Spoilers!)

As a fan of fantasy literature, I have always been wary about books being adapted into films, especially if the books are close to my heart, and if they are literary masterpieces. By the time it was 2001, Hollywood wasn’t quite sure to make of director Peter Jackson’s attempt to adapt JRR Tolkien’s literary masterpiece,… Read More Movie Review: The Fellowship of the Ring (Theatrical + Extended Cuts) (Spoilers!)

Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkein

Fantasy stories and novels are plentiful today, and appear in a wide variety of forms ranging from Young Adult all the way to high epic fantasies. However, among all of that which has been published, none has captivated and has been more influential than J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which began with… Read More Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkein

The Kat’s Guide: A Quick Guide to “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy (Movie + Books)

For most fans of the fantasy genre, whether it be in literature or cinema, there is no denying that JRR Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is the best of the genre. In the realm of fantasy literature, this epic story defined it and influenced authors who would go on to create epic works… Read More The Kat’s Guide: A Quick Guide to “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy (Movie + Books)

TV Review: Prison Playbook/Wise Prison Life (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

Dramas and comedies about the justice system are nothing new, with shows tackling subject matters from court room trials to the prison system, and they have their own followings. As for me, I usually go more for crime procedurals and court room dramas, but I decided to take a chance on “Prison Playbook”, as it’s… Read More TV Review: Prison Playbook/Wise Prison Life (Kdrama) (Spoilers!)

EXCLUSIVE: 13th Annual Soompi Awards Now Open For Voting

Once again, it’s that time of year in which fans of Korean Pop Music (K-Pop) and Korean Dramas (K-Dramas) show their love and support for their favorite groups, idols, actors, actresses and dramas, as the 13th Annual Soompi Awards is now officially open for voting! Honoring the best in Korean television and music. The 13th… Read More EXCLUSIVE: 13th Annual Soompi Awards Now Open For Voting

Book Review: A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino + Ang Larawan: From Stage to Screen

Earlier this month, I was finally able to keep a promise that I have been making to myself for several years and managed to catch one film that was playing in the Metro Manila Film Festival before it officially ended on January 7. Among all the films, I decided to watch “Ang Larawan”, a musical… Read More Book Review: A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino + Ang Larawan: From Stage to Screen