BTS is back, and bigger than ever

BTS is back, this time with a mini album, MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA, and it is no surprise that the boys are making waves both locally in their home country, South Korea, and internationally. In just a week of its release, BTS has been breaking records and they don’t seem to be stopping either.…

どろろ [Dororo]: Half Season Review

Set in feudal Japan, Dororo (どろろ) follows Hyakkimaru, on his journey literally to find himself. Though only half of the slated 24 episodes have been released, the smoothly animated fighting scenes and engaging storyline has left me craving for more. Lets start from the beginning, I like how the anime starts with a complete background…

HTTYD: The Hidden World packs an emotional punch

Here be dragons SPOILERS! After 5 years, the third movie in the Train Your Dragon series has finally been released. As usual, Dreamworks delivers superb animation. This episode relies less on the action sequences that made the previous two the breathtaking adventures that they were. Having previously set the stage with recognizable characters and what…

BLACKPINK marks a first at Coachella

Coachella is one of the most highly anticipated music festivals of the year. It’s a who’s who of artists representing all genres of music, rock, pop, indie, hip hop and electronic dance music (Wikipedia).But what did it not have until 12 April 2019? The blessings of a K-pop girl group in its showcase. But on…

The disturbing reality of Dreamland in Dumbo (2019)

The original Dumbo (1941) which we might have watched as kids was a light, warmhearted tale of redemption and belonging for a circus elephant deformed due to an accident suffered as a newborn. Today’s retelling of Dumbo (2019) rather brings to light the darker undertones, spinning a fable more reflective of our current context. While…