Don’t hack it till you’ve seen it: MMFF 2012

Some of its movies are better than its logo

Some of its movies are better than its logo

Movies watched: Shake, Rattle, and Roll: The Invasion, Thy Womb, and Sisterakas.

There are many things wrong with the Philippine movie industry, but it’s not fair to dismiss ANY and ALL Pinoy films as exceptionally awful. I am personally not a big fan of the concept of the Metro Manila Filmfest but I appreciate the attempt. Let’s just hope that the reforms currently explored by small and big film companies alike make way so we won’t need an MMFF to get Pinoys to watch their own.

The lesson learned with MMFF 2012: sometimes, there’s a good reason why ticket sales soar with some titles, but don’t with others. Big studios may smudge the numbers for the press, but audience lines don’t lie. It’s not always artistically founded but it represents a need that moviemakers may want to consider when taking on their next project.

Reviews after the cut.

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I tried it! The KFC Cheesetop Burger

KFC Cheesetop burger should work for cheese lovers, in theory. I like my burgers, I love cheese, the idea wasn’t completely appalling. I wonder why most of the criticism came from people who enjoyed Luther Burgers and deep fried twinkies…

So I headed out to the neighborhood KFC to try it out.

This is what the Cheesetop looks like, unwrapped

I was warned by fastfood junkie friends who gave it a go that the cheese did not taste like cheese.

Upon unwrapping, there was more cheese than I thought, which I appreciated.

But after the first bite, the foodies were right, it had the consistency and flavor of plastic. Even Easy Cheese tasted cheesier than this.

For the curious, I was able to eat it like a normal burger, without the cheese sticking to my fingers.

Past the novelty of the cheesetop, it was just an ordinary chicken burger. Not something I’d order again, even for PHP50.

And dammit to hell, they phased out the double down for this.