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Self-Love Conquers All in the Upcoming Premiere of the Fifth and Biggest Season of ‘Queer Eye’
by: Rank Magazine | May 26, 2020

The undisputed Fab 5 of digital reality television, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, and Karamo Brown are set to come back for the fifth season of the lifestyle makeover series, Queer Eye, on Netflix this June.

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‘Lola Igna’, ‘Pamilya Ordinaryo’ Lead Filipino Films Coming to Netflix this June
by: Rank Magazine | May 25, 2020

Streaming powerhouse Netflix, in an announcement made today, unveiled a new slate of Filipino films across a variety of genres – from horror, comedy, to drama coming to the entertainment platform this June. Netflix forges significant partnerships with production studios, including Viva Films, ERJ Found Films, Black Cap Pictures, and Changhe Films, to bring a lineup that opens Netflix members to a world of diverse storytelling from the Philippines.

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Events & Festivals
Darren Espanto Takes the Virtual Stage for 19th Birthday Benefit Concert
by: Rank Magazine | May 22, 2020

The virtual stage is set for young pop and R&B powerhouse Darren Espanto to hold an online birthday concert this weekend. D’ Birthday Concert (From Home) marks as the teen fan favorite’s 19th birthday celebration, remarkably held in the face of the new normal.

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EXCLUSIVE: Dissecting YCC’s Historic Best Film Citation for Thop Nazareno’s ‘Edward’
by: Leo Balante | May 21, 2020

In a historic first, movie critics group Young Critics Circle Film Desk hailed Thop Nazareno’s ‘Edward’ as the best film of 2019. This serves as the first time in the group’s 30-year-tradition to announce their annual citations online, given the pressing situation brought by the global pandemic. But more than just a film that talks about the harsh realities of the country’s healthcare system, we talked to the YCC and the film’s director on why ‘Edward’ is worth the second look.

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12 Years After it First Aired, This Eraserheads Documentary Returns on YouTube
by: Rank Magazine | May 20, 2020

Myx Philippines is now bringing back its well-received documentary that intricately follows the quintessential Filipino band in Gusto Mo Bang Sumama? (The Myx Eraserheads Documentary) on a digital release during this ongoing community quarantine.

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James Reid Joins Jay Park, Vanness Wu, and other Asian Acts in this 8-Hour Virtual Fundraiser
by: Rank Magazine | May 19, 2020

This impressive roster of Asian acts are set to stage an eight-hour fundraising stream called #OURIDENTITY : Project Blue Marble. To make this all the more exciting, our very own multimedia king, James Reid, is slated to join the international relief event.

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Netflix Announces Premiere Date of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2
by: Rank Magazine | May 18, 2020

Streaming giant, Netflix, announces today that the superhero dark comedy, The Umbrella Academy is set to return on July 31, 2020. The second season will feature the original cast reprising their roles, including Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min.

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Bong Joon-Ho’s Post-apocalyptic Action Thriller ‘Snowpiercer’ is Now Officially a 10-Episode Series
by: Rank Magazine | May 15, 2020

In 2018, streaming powerhouse Netflix announced boarding the TV adaptation of Oscar-winning auteur Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer, a well-received 2013 futuristic action thriller that starred Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-Ho, and Tilda Swinton to critical acclaim. This month, the film finally takes its rebirth in the form of a 10-episode series, which will debut on TNT in the US, then to the streaming platform on May 25.

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FIRST LOOK: Hwang Jung-eum, Yook Sung-jae, Choi Won-young, and the ‘Mystic Pop-up Bar’ are Open for Business
by: Rank Magazine | May 14, 2020

There’s no stopping your K-drama fix from coming. Based on a famed webtoon, a new fantasy drama is coming to Netflix this month. Mystic Pop-up Bar follows the mysterious adventures (and misadventures) of a surly and uncouth owner of a late-night bar (otherwise known in Korea as a pojangmacha or an outdoor drinking spot) and her naive young part-timer, who magically enter their customers’ dreams to counsel them and in turn. help them resolve their emotional baggage.

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Lists & Guides
LIST: These Two Iconic Original Filipino Musicals are Joining Top Prods that are Already Streaming for Free
by: Rank Magazine | May 12, 2020

In a recent announcement, beloved musicals, ZsaZsa Zaturnnah: Ze Muzikal and Changing Partners are going to be digitally released this month for theater enthusiasts to see while on quarantine.

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