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Entertainment News (05/18/21)

Austrian Film Fest offers free videos

IN LINE with the 75th celebration of Austria and Philippines bilateral relations this year, the Austrian Embassy Manila kicked off the Austrian Film Month 2021 yesterday. The festival features nine free online videos, available for viewing until June 12, on the relevant socio-political themes of diversity, mental health, democracy and environment. The festival will also have dialogues with a number of Austrian directors. For the direct links to the films, visit  https://www.facebook.com/AustrianEmbassyManila.

ALPAS online concert on kumu

PINOY performers Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Barbie Almalbis, Aia de Leon, and Kitchie Nadal are coming together for a virtual concert, ALPAS, on June 5. The virtual concert is produced by kumu (https://www.kumu.live/), an online community platform for live streamers, and GNN Entertainment, a Manila-based music events and PR agency. ALPAS marks the first time that the six performers will be equally headlining a show after having performed as solo acts or part of a band. 

I Heart Movies on GMA Affordabox

VIEWERS can now watch movies all day for free on GMA Network’s digital channel I Heart Movies through the GMA Affordabox. To further highlight the addition of I Heart Movies to the growing roster of GMA channels, the network recently unveiled its newest GMA Affordabox ambassador, actor Richard Yap. I Heart Movies offers a wide variety of free-to-air Pinoy and foreign titles through its four movie blocks — Timeless Telesine, Takilya Throwback, Block Screening, and Pinoy Movie Date. GMA Affordabox is currently available in Metro Manila, Benguet, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Misamis Oriental (including Cagayan de Oro), Camiguin, Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Bacolod City, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte. Catch I Heart Movies on Channel 5 on the GMA Affordabox. Viewers can also continue to access GMA channels on the digital TV receiver including GMA, GTV, Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and DepEd TV as well as other free-to-air channels in digital broadcast available per area. The GMA Affordabox may be purchased for a one-time price of P888 with no monthly fees, in appliance stores and malls, or online via the official GMA Store on Shopee and Lazada. For more details, visit www.GMAaffordabox.com and its official social media accounts via the handle @GMAaffordabox.   

Ben&Ben drops new single, ‘Magpahinga’

BEN&BEN offer words of compassion and encouragement with latest single “Magpahinga.” The nine-piece band wrote a piano ballad from the point of view of someone who is in dire need of guidance. “It’s a song that reminds us to check up on ourselves and address our own inner struggles,” lead vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin points out in a statement. “But also, it is a song that aims to accompany the listener, and remind them that in those moments of hardship, they are not alone.” The song was written by Miguel and Paolo Benjamin, and produced by JP Verona. The song is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music.

U2’s Bono, The Edge, and Martin Garrix drop ‘We are the People’

MARTIN Garrix teams up with U2’s Bono and The Edge for the release of the official UEFA EURO 2020 song, “We are the People.” After more than a year of having to keep this a secret, the track is now available to stream and download via all digital service providers. “We are the People” is meant to reflect the positivity, hope, and determination required for any team to succeed, as well as offer a sense of togetherness which fits the theme of UEFA EURO 2020: Unity. For the first time in EURO history, the tournament is being played across the continent, which will display the overriding theme of unity throughout. UEFA EURO 2020 is being held across the continent for the first time in the competition’s history, with 11 host cities in all. The first match will kick off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on June 11 with Turkey facing Italy. The final will take place at Wembley Stadium, London on July 11. “We are the People” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Netherlands.

 Lupin Part 2 on Netflix

NETFLIX’S French heist drama Lupin returns for a second season on June 11. Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini has torn his family to pieces. With his back to the wall, he now has to think of a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger. The show stars Omar Sy, Hervé Pierre, Nicole Garcia, Clotilde Hesme, Ludivine Sagnier, Antoine Gouy, Shirine Boutella, Soufiane Guerrab. The second season will be composed of five episodes.