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Before I say anything, it would probably be best if I made it clear that I support ABS-CBN over GMA. Given that those are the only two options, of course. On the few times I get to catch the new fad of PBB fanatics, PBB Teen Clash… or something, I sense nothing but overwhelming bitchiness. I saw the past PBBs and they were different from this one. The idea of the previous ones was you lock a good number of people in a house and hope it sells. But now the recipe was different.

1. Threw twice the number of normal housemates.
2. Draw a line between the aristocrats and the bourgeoisie. The same line people are trying to erase for the longest time. Spitting on people’s face is optional.
3. Draw the same line again.
4. And again. And again.
5. Add some barbed wire.
6. Pour 32592.3121 gallons of gasoline.
7. Lit.
8. Watch in awe.
9. Destroy the remaining value today’s youth have.

This edition of PBB worsens the already dilapidated value of the Filipino teen that the grown-ups are ranting about. Ironically, these grown-ups who complain most about the douchebaggery of the youth of today are the same people who place the youth’s value at the brink. PBB now is pure business, no different from a cockfight. ABS-CBN should think twice with the project they’re approving. Highlighting the already highlighted demarcation line between the classes is probably the worst thing media can do intentionally to teenagers or to anyone. But to fucking teenagers?!

There’s a lot more to say but com’on… does it look like they even care?

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I’ve been itching all week to write a review about this. And just a foreshadowing where this review is going, I want you all to know that I am in my room 12 midnight, lights are out, alone and writing (obviously) about Paranormal Activity. So much for the preamble, let’s start with the bloody criticism. The problem with movies with so much hype is most of the time, if not always, they cannot live up to it. And Paranormal Activity is no exception and in fact it is a goddamn great example. The film obviously was on a shoestring budget, but it ain’t a valid excuse.
What does it lack? Uh, the effectiveness of scaring the hell out of you because it has “Paranormal” on its title and it is currently being promoted by people as one of the best films of all-time. The promotion was way too good for the film; it’s like the $425 worth capsule to make your shit glitter like gold. (Seriously, I didn’t made that up) Anyhoo, comparing it to some of the movies that used the same approach (uh the first person kind of thing) it doesn’t live up to its standards. It wasn’t even half as scary as the [REC] remake Quarantine.

How could it have been better? Well, if it was graphic- there was absolutely no need for special effects for this one. Their approach of being “realistic” about it missed every freaking note. If I’m not mistaken, both of the actors are acting students. To be fair, the final minutes were creepy, but not I-can’t-look-is-it-over creepy but more of the yikes-that’s-creepy-eh creepy and the ending was a bit solid too. So the bottom-line is, the film is boring, over hyped, unrealistic, poorly acted and written. Out five stars, I give one… for the exorcist clip played on Mica’s computer. Oops. Spoiler.

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