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Entertainment News (08/27/21)

Over October releases Tagalog song

FILIPINO band Over October released its first Filipino song, “Sandali Lang,” under Island Records Philippines and MCA Music, Inc. The quartet’s first Filipino tune is a blend of alternative rock, 1980s pop, blues, and indie rock. “We didn’t have a specific vision for how we wanted the song to sound,” lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Josh Buizon said in a statement. “We just drew inspiration from different kinds of local music — different genres and eras.” Over October’s comeback record is accompanied with a new music video, directed by Carl Chavez, starring Gawad Urian 2020 Best Actor and Gameboys star Elijah Canlas and actress Miles Ocampo. Listen to “Sandali Lang” on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/track/10lpJuXqIl5dm7L42ucdYD?si=1f9bc1c4a9824a71). 

Improv dance battle winner announced

CONTEMPALABAN: Lockdown Edition, a month-long online competition that challenged performers to showcase their creativity, resourcefulness, and skills through a series of improvised challenges, has awarded young contemporary dancer Daphne Tamondong as the Grand Champion. For her winning act, Ms. Tamondong, a resident artist with Hiraya Contemporary Dance Company and a member of Kinection, had to portray a “person who swallowed an atomic bomb.” She explored and maximized her interpretation as she moved to the beats of “Lemon World” by Australian alternative psychedelic rock band Ocean Valley. Meanwhile, Runner-Up Eiana Nova, a Zambales-based hip-hop dancer and a member of A-Team PH, interpreted “a hatching snake egg” scenario. The two-time Contempalaban finalist displayed her versatility to the tune of “Kailan Tayo Sasayaw” by Filipino musical artist Frank Ely. The competition, which started from a pool of participants, underwent a series of qualifying rounds that required the dancers to improvise using the music and props designated by officials. The challenge was hosted by the Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company (SBRDC)-Contemporary, the resident dance team of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. The final performances can be viewed on the official Facebook page of SBRDC at https://www.facebook.com/romancondanceco.benilde.

Netflix to hold 1st Global Fan Event in Sept.

TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event will be held on Sept. 25, with some of Netflix’ biggest stars and creators from around the world — representing over 70 series, films and specials — joining the virtual celebration for three hours of exclusives and first-looks. The virtual livestream event begins at 9 a.m. PST, 12 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. GMT, and 1 a.m. JST and KST. It will be broadcast across Netflix’s YouTube channels worldwide, in addition to Twitter and Twitch. There will be special pre-shows spotlighting Korean and Indian series and films along with animé content that will kick-off at 5 a.m. PST, 8 a.m. EST, 12 p.m. GMT, 9 p.m. JST and KST on specific channels. Over 70 films and series will be featured throughout the three-hour TUDUM event, including some of Netfix’ most popular returning seasons like Stranger Things, Bridgerton and The Witcher, to La Casa De Papel and Cobra Kai, as well as blockbuster films like Red Notice, Don’t Look Up, Extraction, The Harder They Fall, The Old Guard and more. There will be breaking news and see first looks, new trailers and exclusive clips during interactive panels and conversations with the creators and stars from Netflix. Fans will be able to co-stream and react to the TUDUM event in real time on their Facebook, Twitch, or YouTube channels. Sign up to co-stream on TUDUM.com where they will also find the latest news and information on the event.

The Conjuring sequel premieres on HBO GO

ED AND LORRAINE Warren are back for another clash against the supernatural as The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It lands on HBO GO starting Aug. 27. This is the latest installment in a hit horror movie franchise that now spans seven films. This new entry in the Conjuring universe takes inspiration from one of the most sensational cases from the files of the real-life Ed and Lorraine Warren. Developed into a tale of terror, murder, and supernatural evil, what starts with the fight for the soul of a young boy, it leads to the first time in US history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a legal defense. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return to star as Lorraine and Ed Warren. Stream or download The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It on HBO GO which is available at the App Store and Play Store. It can also be accessed via Cignal or at https://www.hbogoasia.ph/, via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV — and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

HBO Asia Original Series On The Job premieres Sept.

THE CONTINUATION to Erik Matti’s award-winning crime thriller On the Job premieres globally and exclusively on HBO GO. Along with the first installment of the film, the sequel will be available as a six-part HBO Asia Original series. Stream or download the first three episodes on Sept. 12. A new episode premieres every subsequent Saturday. Inspired by true events, the series centers around crime syndicates that temporarily release contracted prison inmates to carry out political assassinations for those in power. However, as it turns out, those crime syndicates are run by politicians themselves. Hitmen prisoners Tatang (Joel Torre), Daniel (Gerald Anderson), and Roman (Dennis Trillo) are occasionally released from jail in order to perform assassinations ordered by powerful mysterious clients. Meanwhile, law enforcers Joaquin (Joey Marquez) and Francis (Piolo Pascual), and journalists Sisoy (John Arcilla) and Arnel (Christopher De Leon) try to uncover the truth behind the killings and disappearances. The series also puts a spotlight on the real-world issue of fake news and how easily truth can be spun, manufactured and disseminated to the public in an age where information spreads faster than ever. The first two episodes of the series screened as a film at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival while the final four episodes will play as a film in Competition at the 78th Venice Film Festival. Stream or download On the Job on HBO GO which is available at the App Store and Play Store. It can also be accessed via Cignal or at https://www.hbogoasia.ph/, via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV — and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.