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‘It’s Happening!’ A ‘Friends’ Reunion is Finally Coming
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 22, 2020

After years of clamor for the return of the legendary group of mid-twenties New Yorkers adulting and trying to live life in the city, its cast, the now-Hollywood A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer are confirmed to reprise their roles in the ’90s game-changing sit-com under HBO Max.

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Trumpets Stages Reimagined ‘Joseph the Dreamer’ with Sam Concepcion and Kayla Rivera
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 21, 2020

True to its continuing thrust in upholding excellence in the theater arts, Trumpets returns from a long break by gathering some of the most promising and most formidable names in the local theater industry, with the reimagined production of its hit musical, ‘Joseph the Dreamer.’

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The Sandbox Collective Kicks Off Sixth Season with Two Duncan MacMillan Masterpieces in One Festival
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 21, 2020

The Sandbox Collective kicks off its sixth year and season with a festival that features the works of the award-winning English playwright and director Duncan Macmillan.

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Rakrakan Festival is Officially Moved to April 2020
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 21, 2020

In light of recent issued health advisories, it has been announced that the country’s biggest and loudest music and arts festival, the Rakrakan Festival 2020 has been officially moved to April 25, 2020, still at the CCP Open Grounds.

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The Big Bang Manifesto: For These ‘Dead Kids’, The Future is No Child’s Play
Written by: Leo Balante || February 17, 2020

On Karl Marx, 20:20, ‘El Fili’, and raw sienna bags. The Philippines scored big with an unprecedented industry milestone. Right at the tail-end of 2019, ‘Dead Kids’ became the first locally-made film ever to be licensed and released by streaming powerhouse, Netflix. The hype is good and beautiful. But after the film’s explosive thrust in the global scene, the fan frenzy, and the critical acclaim, what’s left is the inimitable display of acting prowess from the film’s lead cast, Kelvin Miranda, Vance Larena, Gabby Padilla, Khalil Ramos, and Jan Silverio. ‘Dead Kids’, after all, has been seen not just as a source of Filipino pride, but a potent harbinger of the rise of the future of Philippine entertainment.

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Netflix’ First Look on ‘Stranger Things 4’ is the Teaser Everyone Hoped but Nobody Expected
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 15, 2020

On Valentine’s Day, streaming giant Netflix dropped a mind-blowing treat for the world to see with a much-anticipated first look on the upcoming fourth season of global favorite ‘Stranger Things.’

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Film Review: Uncovering the Many Layers of the Antihero in Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’
Written by: Matthew Escosia || February 14, 2020

Birds of Prey vies for something fresh. It wasn’t. And it’s nowhere near perfect. However, it’s always fascinating to see a film be transparent with its genre politics and yet be playful with it without resorting to being too serious.

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By The Number: The Economy of ‘Hugot’ in Online Marketplaces
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 14, 2020

Carousell, shared a study on the consuming and “selling” behavior of users especially in the season of love.In a recent in-app survey conducted with about 500 respondents, leading online classifieds marketplace Carousell revealed that 90% are willing to let go of things that belonged to their ex–an increase of 30% from a similar survey done in 2017.

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These Must-cop Quirxessories are Pushing for Nostalgia and Sustainability
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 13, 2020

Catch photographer Rxandy Capinpin’s designs at the BGC Art Mart on February 14-15 and March 20-21, and at the coming Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship Bazaar on March 13-15.

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Ten Manila Galleries Collaborate to Reframe Local Art in this Landmark Exhibition
Written by: Rank Magazine || February 13, 2020

In line with its long tradition of giving reimagined experiences, Smart Signature now dares consumers to reimagine the way they see local art. ALT Philippines 2020 is a first-of-its-kind collaborative project among ten galleries in Manila aimed at not only showcasing contemporary Filipino art, but also reframing the notion of the art show itself.

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