Scott Garceau
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Hollywood fantasy and scary reality collide in Tarantino’s latest
by Scott Garceau - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Somewhere deep into Quentin Tarantino’s nearly-three-hour opus, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (coming out this Wednesday), Sadie, a member of the infamous Manson Family, muses in the back of a parked...
Netflix brings ‘Dark crystal’ back to life
by Scott Garceau - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Growing up in the 1980s, pre-millennials definitely remember a dark fantasy by Jim Henson that was leagues away from Sesame Street and the Muppets.
Two novelists revisit ‘Apocalypse now’
by Scott Garceau - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s no coincidence that National Book Store invited both Gina Apostol, PEN awardee and author of Insurrecto and Gun Dealer’s Daughter, to sit beside Pulitzer-winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen (for 2016’s...
Louis XIII: So much history in a bottle
by Scott Garceau - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
I’m not a ritualistic person by nature.
Did we really land on the moon?
by Scott Garceau - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s a telling sign of our times that you can sit with your laptop and bounce around between opposing documentaries on the same subject.
Salvatore Cuomo brings the art of the ‘Pizzaiolo’ to his café
by Scott Garceau - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Italian-Japanese chef Salvatore Cuomo, whose new eponymous café just opened at the ground floor of The Podium, has some pretty clear ideas about what links the cuisine of his two nationalities — the...
Behind the wheel with Jerry Seinfeld
by Scott Garceau - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
As much as Jerry Seinfeld wants to link three “C” words in his successful web series-turned-Netflix production Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, those three concepts are as seemingly different from one...
Liverpool: Yesterday… and today
by Scott Garceau - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently we saw Yesterday, a romantic musical comedy in which a struggling musician gets bonked on the head during a global blackout and wakes up in a world where the Beatles never existed, except for his persistent...
With a little help from his friends
by Scott Garceau - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Pity poor Jack Malik.
The driving force behind Grab
by Scott Garceau - July 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The next time you’re riding an MRT home after work, look around: Grab Philippines president Brian Cu might be that overly curious guy standing next to you, looking at your phone screen.
‘Stranger’ Days
by Scott Garceau - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross, probably did enjoy listening to the music we hear on the Stranger Things soundtrack, the breakout Netflix hit that just dropped its third season.
Peter Parker’s Summer Vacation
by Scott Garceau - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
After the funny, frantic, fresh reboots Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017 and last year’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, where else would Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (23-year-old Tom Holland, here passably...
Dylan’s wild road trip
by Scott Garceau - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, the Netflix smorgasbord of a documentary about Dylan’s rambunctious 1975 US tour, makes us ask, in these PC times, what are the politics of whi...
Is this the last rodeo for ‘Toy story’?
by Scott Garceau - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Pixar’s Toy Story movies, aside from their remarkable facility at extracting emotions from CGI-rendered plastic and furry objects, have always been about a larger world — one that includes all of our...
Specs, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll
by Scott Garceau - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The first third of Rocketman, the Elton John-endorsed biopic, centers on a star-making performance at LA’s Troubadour, a famed rock club that broke many a big act in the ’70s. In it, Elton — played...
How (not) to bond over Trump on Father’s Day
by Scott Garceau - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I always had this feeling that, as I got older, my dad and I would become more alike.
Visa serves up sizzle with latest Epic Experiences launch
by Scott Garceau - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
For Visa Epic Experiences, the stakes are higher in 2019. And over at merchant partner Smith Butcher & Grill in Makati, where the launch was held, the steaks are juicier.
‘Dark Phoenix’ fails to rise (but TV comes to the rescue)
by Scott Garceau - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
So it is with the latest X-Men chapter, Dark Phoenix, tying up the final threads in the reboot involving younger versions of the popular mutants, from early school days to lots of apocalyptic, time-bending adventures...
Godzilla’s back (and ready to rumble)
by Scott Garceau - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s no spoiler to say that, somewhere in its original 2014 reboot, Godzilla shifts from being a 350-foot-tall destructive behemoth to occasional protector of the planet.
Our watch has ended
by Scott Garceau - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Let’s say you want to break up with somebody.
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