Entertainment News (04/30/21)

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Pop Talk gets new timeslot starting May 1

THE REVIEW show Pop Talk moves to a new time slot, airing every Saturday, 9:50 p.m., on GTV beginning May 1. For the past 10 years, Pop Talk’s host Tonipet Gaba has toured the country in search of the restaurants, resorts, places, and experiences to try out and review. Kicking off its new time slot this Saturday, Mr. Gaba will take viewers on a retrospective tour of some of the best places and destinations that the program has visited from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Joining him are special guests The Lost Recipe stars Mikee Quintos and Kelvin Miranda, who have also recently rediscovered the charms of Old Manila. Actress Katrina Halili, on the other hand, gives viewers a virtual tour of the timeless beauty of her home province, Palawan. Viewers abroad can catch Pop Talk via GMA Life TV.

Rock band Polymerase releases EP

AFTER being inactive for several years, independent band Polymerase released an EP, Unostentatious, on March 20 via bandcamp.com. Polymerase started in 2014 in Quezon City, with brothers Vincent and VN Jose but became inactive until the pandemic in 2020, when both brothers thought of resurrecting it. It was only after Vincent Jose, (guitars/bass) posted a sample on Facebook that the group’s drummer, Francis Ilagan, put on the tracks for drums. The sound they constructed ranges from psychedelic-doom, to sludge, space rock, stoner metal, and everything in between. The demo can be streamed and downloaded at polymerase.bandcamp.com and can be checked on the group’s Facebook page. The band is planning to release another album by the end of the year.

PascualLove online concert

IN CELEBRATION of its 75th anniversary, pharmaceutical company Pascual Laboratories presents the PascualLove: From Our Family To Yours, the Digital Concert which will stream online on April 30, 7 p.m. It will feature performances from Rivermaya and Music Hero. The digital concert will be streamed via the WISH FM 105.7 YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/WishFM1075official/featured).

H.E.R. releases new single

AFTER bagging Song of the Year at the 63rd Grammy Awards and Best Original Song at the 93rd Academy Awards, H.E.R. returns with a brand new single “Come Through,” featuring multi-platinum, Grammy Award winner Chris Brown. Written by H.E.R., Chris Brown, Cardiak, and Tiara Thomas, and produced by Cardiak, the R&B track will be part of H.E.R.’s new album, Back Of My Mind — to be released this summer via MBK Entertainment/RCA Records. “Come Through” (featuring Chris Brown) is available to stream on Spotify.

Move to Heaven, Ghost Lab on Netflix

COMING soon to Netflix is the show Move to Heaven which follows a young man with Asperger’s syndrome and his guardian who end up working as trauma cleaners — people who deal with the items left behind by the newly deceased. Move to Heaven is based on the nonfiction essay “Things Left Behind” written by Kim Sae-byul. Director Kim Sung-ho of How to Steal a Dog and writer Yoon Ji-ryun of Angel Eyes team up to present diverse stories left behind by the deceased, told from the perspective of Geu-ru who has Asperger syndrome. Move to Heaven will be released on May 14 on Netflix. An upcoming film on Netflix is Ghost Lab, a thriller about supernatural experiments that cross the boundaries between life and death. Directed by Paween Purijitpanya, it stars “Tor” Thanapob Leeratanakachorn, “Ice” Paris Intarakomalyasut and “Nychaa” Nuttanicha Dungwattanawanich. The film is produced by GDH, a film studio subsidiary to the Thai entertainment conglomerate GMM Grammy. Ghost Lab is GDH’s first title to be exclusively available on Netflix. It is also the first locally produced Thai title in Dolby Vision. It premieres on May 26.

GMA Network ‘pUSo together this Summer’ campaign

GMA Network’s latest campaign, “pUSo Together this Summer,” reminds everyone that despite the challenging times, we can pull through as long as we’re united. With a colorful background that reminds viewers of fun under the sun, “pUSo Together this Summer” features some of the network’s programs. The summer campaign jingle, “pUSo Together this Summer,” composed by Natasha Correos, with lyrics from Jann Fayel Lopez, is sung by The Clash Season 2 Grand Champion Jeremiah Tiangco. Watch “pUSo together this Summer” on GMA Network’s official website www.gmanetwork.com or on the GMA Network YouTube channel.

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