Scott Garceau
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Caution: binge-watching pandemic movies can be habit-forming
by Scott Garceau - March 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Stuck inside the house?
You give me fever
by Scott Garceau - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
If you’re perusing Netflix to find things to take your mind off the COVID-19 outbreak, better to steer clear of Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak, a six-part docuseries that looks at how challenging it is...
A Spotify ‘plaguelist’ for these COVID times
by Scott Garceau - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Okay, this is going to seem like very bad taste, in light of fears over Covid-19, but I tend to do this whenever anything weird or seasonal happens: I create a music playlist.
Disney’s uncanny valley
by Scott Garceau - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
In Disney’s Call of the Wild, there’s a certain reassuring quality in hearing Harrison Ford deliver the same kind of flat, growly voiceover he did in the original cut of Blade Runner, the one that Ridley...
‘Power tRio’ at robInsons Galleria will rock you
by Scott Garceau - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
I’ve spent the last year whipping into shape a dozen or so canvases for an upcoming group exhibit (along with Dennis D’Bayan and Julius Sanvictores) at Robinsons Galleria’s new Artablado space,...
How to disappear completely
by Scott Garceau - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Invisible Man, a rethink of the 1933 James Whale horror classic, asks the question: What if a woman is being stalked by a guy, but nobody believes her because… he’s invisible?
Hard Rock Café adds heavy metal to its menu
by Scott Garceau - February 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Take a seat next to the stage at Hard Rock Café at the ground level of Glorietta 3 tonight: Ice Bucket is taking the Meat Loaf challenge, larynx-shredding their way through a set that opens with I Would Do...
A Marcosian game of thrones
by Scott Garceau - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In a way, the fact that The Kingmaker, the Lauren Greenfield documentary about the Marcoses.
Trafalgar lets you relive ‘The two Popes’
by Scott Garceau - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s a no-brainer that when Filipinos visit Italy for the first time, they make a beeline for the Vatican (Roman Catholic kasi).
‘Matilda The Musical’ comes to Manila this March
by Scott Garceau - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Matilda is a musical that Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters could love.
DC’s all-girl vendetta squad
by Scott Garceau - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s no mystery why Margot Robbie was the only Suicide Squad cast member given a sequel besides the fact that most of the dudes in that film died, Harley Quinn was the most interesting character in sight.
‘1917’ takes us through world war hell
by Scott Garceau - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
All worries that Sam Mendes’ 1917 will just be a copycat period war epic based in real time à la Dunkirk vanish with the opening shot: two lance corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman, aka Tommen in Game...
‘Jojo Rabbit’ and the lighter side of nazi Germany
by Scott Garceau - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Humor is tragedy plus time,” Mark Twain once observed.
Dave Chappelle kills ’em softly in Manila
by Scott Garceau - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Dave Chappelle walks onto the Solaire Theatre stage to whooping cheers as though he’s just glided in from his living room, where he was plunked down on the sofa; he’s wearing baggy black sweatpants, topped...
Suspicious Minds the
by Scott Garceau - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
When does a hero become a suspect?
20 to watch for Oscar 2020
by Scott Garceau - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
We like to think that movies reflect our social mood, and if so, 2019 saw reflections on marriages coming apart, social classes at war, people going into space (or into remote lighthouses) to escape the world, or...
Henry Cavill leaps from Superman to antihero in Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’
by Scott Garceau - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
To those who bask in his chiseled looks, superheroic demeanor and English accent, Henry Cavill is a god. This we learned at a recent Netflix press conference in which the English actor — otherwise known as...
In ‘Star wArs’ finale, no one’s ever really gone
by Scott Garceau - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Just as Disney’s The Mandalorian plays upon our emotional piggy bank of memories by bringing back (spoiler!) Yoda, J.J. Abrams has been most successful at bridging the old and new Star Wars chapters by never...
U2 and Bono take manila to church
by Scott Garceau - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Heard this could be a church,” U2 singer Bono observed as the band took the stage at Philippine Arena, the 55,000-seater Iglesia Ni Cristo forum last Wednesday.
Bono teams up with Red Cross to deliver blood using drones
by Scott Garceau - December 11, 2019 - 12:00am
U2 – the band named after a spy plane during the 1950s – is pushing drone technology to save lives. Or, at least, its lead singer Bono is.
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