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Rant and Rave: ‘Glitch Mode’ sets the universe ablaze

Ever since NCT’s debut six years ago as NCT U, they have blasted straight into the hearts of many with their futuristic, out-of-the-box concepts and performances. But with 23 members under their belt, dividing the group into different subunits seems like the best option to provide each individual with their rightful time in the spotlight. …

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Rant and Rave: Taking a unique trip to ‘The ReVe Festival 2022-Feel my Rhythm’

It’s that time again where ReVeluvs celebrate the return of SM Entertainment’s Red Velvet.  Ever since their debut, the group has been popularly known for their “Red” and “Velvet” concepts which highlight their peppy yet sophisticated image. But feel the flavors a little more; having a slice of their sweet music unveils the groups’ dynamic…

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Rant and Rave: Straight ahead with Treasure’s ‘The Second Step’

Treasure’s unique brand of energetic and optimistic pop has captivated audiences across the globe. Since their stint in survival show YG Treasure Box, the group has released THE FIRST STEP: TREASURE EFFECT, which cemented the group as a K-Pop mainstay after releasing several iconic tracks such as Boy, Going Crazy, and My Treasure.  Since then,…

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At ease

While military training tries to instill discipline among cadets, it also breeds a culture of power tripping and abuse.

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Rant and Rave: ‘Formula of Love: O+T=<3’ spotlights musical chemistry

With their charm and impeccable choreography, TWICE never fails to uplift their audience’s mood, leading to their awe-inspiring evolution capturing the hearts of many fans. The group debuted with cutesy tunes and progressed to more mature tracks like the assertive Yes Or Yes and the gritty Perfect World.  Today, TWICE is well-known for their cute…

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Rant and Rave: Rocking with Seventeen’s ‘Attacca’

Seventeen, overflowing with charisma, charm, and talent, always seems to pull off impeccable performances—demanding the stage and the audience to come to life. In every album, their versatility is best seen in their efforts to maximize all 13 of its members in the music composition and choreographies. In this era, Seventeen takes the spotlight with…

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Rant and Rave: “Your Choice” makes us ready to love

Just like the warmth of the morning sun, Seventeen’s music has a certain joy that never ceases to make one’s day. Consisting of 13 members with three subunits, Seventeen is a self-producing Korean-pop idol boy group serving powerhouse performances and diverse discography since their official debut six years ago. From their exhilarating Very Nice to…

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Rant and Rave: MMFF 2020 welcomes the old and new—Part One

For 46 years, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been a fixture of Filipino Christmastime. Starting December 25 each year, families would flock to cinemas like clockwork for a lighthearted Christmas spectacle—you have the Vic Sotto ensemble film with the banal jokes and the revolving door of fresh-faced loveteams, the gaudy self-deprecating Vice Ganda…