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Rant and Rave: Unifying a disconnected mind in ‘Moon Knight’

After a nearly four-month drought without any films or TV shows, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) makes its small-screen comeback with Moon Knight. This time, the gods and goddesses of Egyptian mythology take the helm as the MCU continues to open doors for more superheroes, promising audiences a riveting adventure with the Egyptian pantheon. But…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Bad Buddy Series’ destroys the competition

Unspeakable dangers are regularly experienced by many in the LGBTQ+ community. From “casual” homophobia to outrageous hate crimes, the world shuns those who don’t conform to heteronormative ideals. Hence, it must be an overwhelming delight for LGBTQ+ audiences to experience the world of Thai boys’ love (BL) media, where two men are allowed to simply…

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Rant and Rave: Watching the butcher burn in ‘The Witcher’ Season 2

When the first season of The Witcher dropped in 2019, fans of the hit book series and the beloved games waited with bated breath to see if the Netflix show would be everything they wanted it to be and more. For the most part, the first season was a massive success—spurning the inevitable comparison to…

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Rant and Rave: It’s time for the era of ‘Arcane’

Arcane proves that it’s not a boorish game-to-series adaptation thanks to its stunning visuals and compelling character arcs.

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Rant and Rave: ‘Lucifer’ caps off the devilish detective’s tale

Ever since the smash-hit Lucifer came out in 2016, audiences found themselves glued to their seats as the story of Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) and Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) unraveled. Twisting the rules of the mystery genre, Lucifer doesn’t just focus on not solving murder mysteries, but also features a shocking, forbidden romance between…

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Rant and Rave: iCarly Revival Season 1 takes over the internet

Anyone who grew up during the early days of social media knew what Nickelodeon’s iCarly was. The web show within the show gave birth to meme-worthy humor, including Spencer Shay (Jerry Trainor) dressed as a baby, George the Bra telling ghost stories, and One Direction questioning what a “butter sock” was. With iconic moments and…

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Rant and Rave: Not all that glitters is gold in ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot Part 1

The original Gossip Girl captured the cultural zeitgeist of the early 2000s—the excess, the dubious morals, the chunky bracelets. When Blair Waldorf and her glitzy jet set first graced our screens, they created the blueprint for the perfectly messy teen drama that viewers just can’t stay away from.  It’s no wonder then that people had…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Loki’ races against time

Just when you thought the God of Mischief was done with his tricks, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) introduces yet another series as part of its fourth phase.  After the time-warping shenanigans of Avengers: Endgame, Loki explores the possibilities of endless alternate realities further. The show sees the eponymous character at the hands of the…

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Rant and Rave: ‘Black Widow’ gets license to kill

The world has gone without a Marvel film for over two years. Spider-Man: Far From Home gave us all a tease on how the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) would play out. Thankfully, that drought ends now.  Natasha Romanoff—played by Scarlett Johansson—has been a pillar in the MCU since the second Iron…

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Rant and Rave—’Trese’: Patungo sa Karit-an

Taking mythological icons of generations past is a fascination among many. In 2005, writer Budjette Tan and illustrator Kajo Baldisimo took this fantasy and applied it to the colorful world of Filipino folklore. Angst-filled comic book panels heavily featuring mythological icons and strong female lead Alexandra Trese quickly filled shelves in book stores nationwide.  As…