Fil-Am Actress Ana Cruz Kayne Dons Terno in ‘Barbie’

Ana Cruz Kayne

Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ is recognized for its inclusivity and versatility—adapting the iconic figurines of various races, styles, and heavily customizable designs. With 2023 welcoming the Mattel poster child on the big screen, Filipinos witness a familiar getup with a supreme court justice Barbie in traditional Filipiñana. Fil-Am actress Ana Cruz Kayne dons a Jacqueline Durran-designed […]

Barbie’ Opens to Record-Breaking $155 Million, ‘Oppenheimer’ Makes $80 Million Debut

Barbie Oppenheimer

Moviegoers flocked to theaters across the country to make “Barbenheimer” weekend the fourth-biggest in domestic box office history. Per Variety, the Greta Gerwig-directed Barbie set records by bringing in $155 million at the U.S. box office, which makes it the biggest opening weekend ever for a movie directed by a woman. The current worldwide take […]

MTRCB Allows ‘Barbie’ Movie in PH

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling

It’s still a Barbie world after all. In a letter to Senator Francis Tolentiono, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) confirmed that ‘Barbie’ will be allowed to be screened in Philippine cinemas. The possibility of a ban hounded the Greta Gerwig film over it’s supposed depiction of China’s controversial nine-dash line. The […]

5 Hollywood Films Banned in the Philippines

Films Banned in the Philippines

With Vietnam recently prohibiting the release of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie in cinemas, the Philippines is the next possible Southeast Asian neighbor to ban the film due to a frame in the movie that features a map with the controversial “nine-dash line.” Warner Bros. commented on the issue, noting the map was intended as a doodle […]