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Never not love this: a JaDine filmography

It is testament to the power and popularity of a Filipino love team that the announcement of their break-up is classified and transmitted as breaking news. When James Reid and Nadine Lustre announced on Jan. 20 that they had gone their separate ways, news outlets breathlessly followed the story, fans stayed up, fellow celebrities weighed …

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The Super Nerdy guide to ‘Voltes V’

Many a Filipino heart was warmed on Jan. 1, 2020 when GMA 7 released a teaser trailer for “Voltes V: Legacy.” The one-minute teaser indicated the network was bringing a live-action adaptation of “Voltes V” to Philippine TV. The teaser became viral immediately, launching a wave of nostalgia and excitement. “Voltes V” is the most …

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‘Skywalker’ is the end of a ‘Star Wars’ era

At one point in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) asks Finn (John Boyega), “Which way?” To which Finn answers, “No idea. Follow me.” That exchange is a very good encapsulation where the Star Wars franchise was after the controversial “Stars Wars: The Last Jedi” polarized fans hopelessly in 2017. The …

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Nothing grander than Komikon Grande

Komikon is about communion. It is the most important weekend on the Philippine komiks calendar—everyone has to be there; they must participate. It was not always this way: Komikon was not always here. The first Komikon was held on Oct. 22, 2005 at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni in Quezon City, the …

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It’s the endgame for the Filipino Heroes League

It is always an uncanny challenge to create superheroes who represent their countries in an original or authentic fashion. It is easy enough to slap a flag on a hero’s costume and literally call him “Captain (insert name of country here).” But how do you flesh out heroes who are both fresh and also representative …

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Ji Chang-wook’s PH fans set up coffee truck in Seoul

Nothing is impossible for a fan. Not even sending a surprise coffee truck for Korean actor Ji Chang-wook during the shooting of his drama “Melting Me Softly” which premiered on Sept. 28. “We wanted to show our support and let him know that we are cheering him on in his comeback drama,” said Anne dela …

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DC strikes again with the excellent ‘SHAZAM!’

At one point, the character now known as Shazam was the most popular comic book superhero of them all, outselling Superman by tall leaps and bounds. He was then known as the first Captain Marvel—“Shazam!” was the magic word he used to trigger a transformation. Today, Shazam and Superman both belong to DC Comics and …

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5 crazy ‘Kingdom’ questions and answers

So, the first season of Netflix’s zombie epic “Kingdom” has dropped. The six episodes end of a ridiculous cliffhanger that leaves so many questions unanswered. So Super is going to provide crazy answers to five of the crazy burning questions. Take note that this article assumes that the reader has already seen all the six …

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Bumblebee begins

In the beginning, he was the smallest and weakest of the Autobots. Today, he is one of the most popular of all Transformers and stars in his own movie, “Bumblebee,” opening Jan. 8, the first Transformer to do so. This is how he did it. The character who became Bumblebee began as a tiny plastic …

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Our top 10 favorite K-drama actresses

Fans around the world adore the men of Korean dramas, but the women of K-dramas represent an equally important subsection of fandom. After all, they are not randomly selected for their roles. Each female K-drama star is chosen because of what they bring specifically to that drama—and of course their sizable fandoms. Often the shows’ …

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