pop vulture

…like vultures that flock to and feast on dead bodies, pop vultures are quick to flock to and feast on scandals that could kill people or careers.

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[drama] 99.9 is 100% love.

Matsumoto Jun’s TBS legal drama is a 100%-must-watch!

[movie] PIKANCHI 2.5: life is hard and happy… maybe?

[Spoilers ahead.] As soon as the first scene came on, with the jerky camera zoom-in, it felt nostalgic right away. And minutes into the film when the opening credits rolled in with Pikanchi Double, it was definitely walking down memory lane. I’m talking about PIKANCHI… LIFE IS HARD TABUN HAPPY, the third installment in Arashi’s…

[movie] THE INTERVIEW

[Spoilers ahead]     Killing Kim Jong-un won’t change anything, says the propagandist-turned-traitor-turned-revolutionist in the controversial comedy, THE INTERVIEW. Screening this movie won’t change anything either. Watching it won’t change anything too, except maybe 152 minutes of your life gone. But no regrets. I didn’t expect the movie to be life-changing, much more spur a…

[blog] idols are the opium of fangirls

With apologies to Karl Marx: idols are opium of fangirls. Though our kind of drugs, or opium, may vary. Mine is called Arashi. Yes, it’s another Arashi post. And just what kind of drugs is Arashi? My frend @jhingnigami said it best: “last night, we saw Arashi drunk; today, they’re looking so handsome on TV.”…

[Arashi] what if..?

[5×15 tribute series] Being able to stay strong–in an industry that considers beauty and age as premium and caters to fickle-minded fans–on the 15th year and counting is both an achievement and a blessing. But as Arashi’s history shows, it hasn’t been an easy road and there were instances that may have caused a break-up…

[blog] fangirling in the time of scandals

Of late, have you been reaching for the tub of popcorn or the box of tissue? I guess it depends on whether you’re a pundit or a fangirl.     I’m talking about the scandals that have recently rocked the entertainment world from Taiwan to Korea and Japan. Edison Chen who? That’s so years ago.…