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Make Lav Diaz’s 8-Hour Arthouse Epic ‘Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis’ Your Independence Day-Weekend Viewing
Rank Magazine | June 12, 2020

Four years after the release of “Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis”, on Independence Day, with the country’s democracy in peril, revisiting the film’s rich tapestry of interconnected narratives on the Philippine revolution is important as it is relevant now, more than ever as one of the film’s producers, Ten17p has announced that all eight hours of the film will be available for streaming for free on YouTube until June 14, 2020.

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Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam, and Byeon Woo-seok are Coming to Netflix in New Series ‘Recorder of Youth’
Rank Magazine | June 1, 2020

Streaming giant, Netflix, in a recent announcement, has confirmed the upcoming premiere of Korean drama, Record of Youth, a new series starring Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam and Byeon Woo-seok, slated for the latter half of 2020.

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Jo Koy Shows Off the Philippines in Upcoming Netflix Comedy Special, ‘In His Elements’
Rank Magazine | May 28, 2020

Filipino-American stand-up comic Jo Koy goes back to his roots as he brings his latest comedy special to the Philippines. Known and well-loved for his satiric and tongue-in-cheek bits about the Filipino-American experience, Koy promises to go all-out not just in quipping about his now-famous mom, with her Louis Vuittons and Skyflakes, his world introduction to tabo (water dipper), and the Filipino obsession with karaoke, but also in displaying the country’s homegrown talents performing on the world stage for streaming service Netflix through Jo Koy: In His Elements.

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Self-Love Conquers All in the Upcoming Premiere of the Fifth and Biggest Season of ‘Queer Eye’
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
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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Christine Jacob-Sandejas Returns with Season 8 of ‘Wholesome Meals Better Life’
Rank Magazine | May 23, 2020

In its continuing bid to featuring easy to prepare meals and refreshments following its seven-season run,Wholesome Meals Better Life is back for its eighth season on CNN Philippines this month.

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12 Years After it First Aired, This Eraserheads Documentary Returns on YouTube
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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Charlize Theron is an Immortal Warrior Leading a Group of Mercenaries in ‘The Old Guard’
Rank Magazine | May 20, 2020

Award-winning actress Charlize Theron returns in another action-heavy film as Andromache of Scythia, or Andy, who leads a covert group of mercenaries in upcoming Netflix film The Old Guard. The action thriller is coming to the streaming service on July 10, 2020, based on the graphic novel series from Greg Rucka, illustrated by Leandro Fernandez.

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Netflix Announces Premiere Date of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2
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 CastaƱeda, 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
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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