Jansen Musico
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Life after Zayn
by Jansen Musico - March 28, 2015 - 12:00am
History has shown that sudden departures can end a band’s successful run. Will One Direction meet the same fate?
Can we surive the @OfManila epidemic?
by Jansen Musico - October 4, 2014 - 12:00am
I’m writing this on a Wednesday, so I can’t really say what the situation is like now. Is it still ongoing? Did we survive?
Singaporean filmmaker, Filipino heart
by Jansen Musico - November 30, 2013 - 12:00am
As Cannes winner and Singapore’s Oscar bet ‘Ilo Ilo,’ hits Philippine theaters on Dec. 4,‘Supreme’ talks to its director, Anthony Chen, about his real-life inspiration for the film...
Supreme’s guide to Cinemalaya 2013
by Jansen Musico - July 27, 2013 - 12:00am
After nine years, several snafus skirted, and over 100 films recognized here and abroad, Cinemalaya is back, and Supreme has assembled a quick-and-dirty guide to this year’s full-length entries.
Juana Change's new ‘sex film’
by Jansen Musico - May 18, 2013 - 12:00am
When Juana Change enters a building, Mae Paner steps out. It’s been like that ever since 2008, when Mae decided it was time to reignite her love for country.
James Morrison grows up
by Jansen Musico - October 6, 2012 - 12:00am
It was his voice, that distinct husky and soulful timbre, that got me scrambling towards the speakerphone. James Morrison had finally surfaced after three weeks of playing cat and mouse, and I only had minutes to...
Lads from the 'Strangeland'
by Jansen Musico - September 29, 2012 - 12:00am
It’s half past noon and Richard Hughes just rolled out of bed to send me a grainy photo of the view from his hotel room.
After the smoke and mirrors
by Jansen Musico - June 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Manila, it feels like the first time!” Lifehouse frontman Jason Wade yelled this out, much to the adulation of screaming fans at the Big Dome.
MMF 2011: Viewer discretion is advised
by Jansen Musico - December 24, 2011 - 12:00am
Enteng Kabisote and I are twins by association. We were both conceived in 1987, he as sitcom character and I as that horrid little thing that got flushed out of my mom’s womb.
The Originals
by Jansen Musico - November 5, 2011 - 12:00am
Experimental is a word that would normally make a moviegoer squirm in his theater seat.
In partial fulfillment of Wish No. 88
by Jansen Musico - September 10, 2011 - 12:00am
Before his untimely passing in September of 2009, noted film enthusiast Alexis Tioseco left behind a manifesto for Philippine cinema titled “Wishful Thinking for the Philippine Cinema.”
Planning a zombie outbreak
by Jansen Musico - August 20, 2011 - 12:00am
Who knew that a tiny team of writers would be able to pull off one of the kookiest zombie outbreaks in independent cinema?
Indie Time: Cinemalaya 2011
by Jansen Musico - June 18, 2011 - 12:00am
The beginning of June often signals the start of a cinephile’s dilemma. With only so much money in his pocket and so little time to spare, the task of choosing which film to watch becomes painstaking.
Artistic misdemeanors
by Jansen Musico - May 28, 2011 - 12:00am
Who would win in a triple threat tag team cage match with Mel Gibson, Amy Winehouse and Kanye West if their partners were Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, and Chris Brown, respectively?
Quirky Narres and the Hipster Harana
by Jansen Musico - May 21, 2011 - 12:00am
Quark Henares likes Quirky Narres, and no, that’s not a misspelling or another person’s name. It’s actually a song that’s as quaint as its title and comes from a band that’s even q...
The New Romantic
by Jansen Musico - April 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Miguel Escueta is the kind of guy you want to dirty up.
Biebermania and the Black Plague
by Jansen Musico - March 26, 2011 - 12:00am
Have you ever faced an army of Beliebers?
by Jansen Musico - March 12, 2011 - 12:00am
Jerrold Tarog was a high school metal head—a fact that seemed so farfetched when he met me with his boyish smile and a bulky backpack in tow. He came off more as geek than a rocker.
Man of Humor
by Jansen Musico - February 12, 2011 - 12:00am
He was laughing. It was an infectious, almost breathless laughter reminiscent of someone with asthma. He took a moment to compose himself before taking another drag from his cigarette and a quick sip from his tall...
Gang Badoy rocks
by Jansen Musico - December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
She was wearing black—her color of choice, as I soon figured out—sitting at a dinner table accompanied by a curious mix of thespians and convicts.
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