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Actor Jack Bannon plays the superhero’s mentor and butler in the prequel TV series.
“We were encouraged from the beginning to think of it as a stand-alone thing,” says Jack Bannon, who stars as Alfred Pennyworth, a former British special forces operative who will become the butler of the Wayne family and serve as a father ...
 
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To Jo Koy, Filipinos need cultural touchstones they can claim as uniquely theirs and, as a Filipino, he must contend with creating them.
Joseph Glenn Herbert, more popularly known as Jo Koy, has found himself in the enviable position of being famous and successful, but not after a long fight. “Comedy is all about timing. I had several opportunities to break… development deals that fell ...
 
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The award-winning actress talks about the acclaimed HBO drama, I Know This Much Is True, the creative process, and diversity in the industry.
“The very first scene we did, which was about 18 to 20 pages long, we didn’t even rehearse it. We didn’t line-run it, we didn’t even discuss it. We just shot it. I think that was the first time Mark [Ruffalo] even ...
 
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But real life remains more gripping than fiction.
HBO Asia’s new thriller, The Head, follows the crew of the Polaris VI polar station as a killer stalks its halls during a deep six-month Antarctic winter. On paper, it should all come together, what with an international cast of players from The Crown, Killing ...
 
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Ipaglaban Mo!
Before streaming platforms like Netflix offered true crime shows and documentaries, the Philippines already had its fair share of dramatized murder and mayhem. Top Story: Here Are Some Actual Very Crazy and Very Rich AsiansMost of these shows aired in the '90s and '00s ...
 
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The stars of The Lovebirds weigh in on the two mediums fighting for your attention.
Despite looking and feeling similar, television and film are completely different mediums, with different goals as well as different effects on us, the consumer. For the most part, the goal of film is to tell a story that ends, an open and close ...
 
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The story of class struggle on a perpetually moving train has been adapted to the 10-episode format of TV.
Snowpiercer, the series, is a soft reboot of the 2013 film. Starring Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly, Snowpiercer is a slightly above-average, sci-fi, detective thriller that, while not quite existing in the shadow of the film, is forced to exist in spite of it.Diggs stars as Andre ...
 
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Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make this new comedy a solidly funny distraction.
With The Lovebirds, director Michael Showalter and actor Kumail Nanjiani reunite, with Issa Rae in tow, to continue their exploration of modern relationships. Showalter’s follow up project to his Oscar-nominated The Big Sick, The Lovebirds takes a sharp turn away from the Big Sick’s dramedy toward more absurdist and slapstick-y humor, and sees ...
 
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God, what is the secret?
In this special edition of Esquire Investigates, we take a look at the real-life Benjamin Buttons of the Philippines, the men who have defied the march of time by looking younger than the number that appears on their driver’s licenses.How? Really? Why? ...
 
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HBO’s latest mini-series is a painful yet ultimately rewarding tearjerker.
Mark Ruffalo may be best known in recent years for the Marvel superhero films, but his latest role sees him portray twin brothers in an intense, emotional drama that will mark one of the most impressive achievements of his career. I Know This ...
 
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Buried by the platform’s algorithm, these obscure but excellent works need to be seen. 
Last April 28, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ruled that, for the time being, films would not need a seven-day theatrical run in a commercial theater in Los Angeles County to qualify for the Academy Awards. While this is ...
 
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The creator of Glee presents a glossy (albeit simplistic) portrait of inequalities in the Hollywood system.
Few TV producers have cracked showbusiness the way Ryan Murphy has done over the past decade. As the brains behind the hit musical drama series Glee and the award-winning anthology show American Horror Story, his latest project is a Netflix original production ...
 
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The streaming service will still launch in May, but without its tentpole special.
Friends ended its 10-season run 16 years ago, but it feels like the show has never really gone away. We never stopped talking about it. We never stopped watching reruns. Tabloids never stopped obsessing about Jennifer Anniston's love life.But now, the show that never ...
 
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French film icon Vincent Cassel plays a tech tycoon who is harvesting all your data.
A national film icon in France, you will most likely remember Vincent Cassel from his forays into big Hollywood feature films. The ex-husband of Italian actress and model Monica Bellucci, Cassel joined Brad Pitt and George Clooney on the all-star cast of ...
 
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The hero of HBO’s flagship sci-fi thriller is back as a dangerous femme fatale.
“This is the season of the cocktail dress. The little black dress. La femme Nikita,” says Evan Rachel Wood, who has been portraying Westworld’s main protagonist since the show premiered in 2016. “I do miss the blue prairie dress, just because that’s ...
 
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Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Look out, La Casa de Papel fans: a new heist maven has been added to the team. And guess what? Her name is Manila. Manila, whose real name is Julia, was first seen in season three as one of the hostages during the ...
 
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Watch the second season of the zombie apocalypse to escape the zombie apocalypse.
It feels like the end times. A deadly plague has infected the populace and it’s spreading faster than can be controlled. It’s disruptive, terrifying, and impacting our society in a way that’s never been seen before. By the time it’s all over, ...
 
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After teasing it for years, Season Three of HBO's expensive sci-fi finally exits the theme park but leaves some of its most interesting layers behind.
For the human contingent, Westworld has always been a show about escapism. In two seasons, we’ve seen wealthy gaddabouts flood the park to flee personal miseries ranging from desolate marriages to crushing grief, professional dissatisfaction to soul-deep despair. They came in search of escape ...
 
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“The one where they all got back together.”
The reunion special of Friends is officially happening, and everyone’s weekend just got infinitely better. HBO Max will be releasing an untitled, unscripted, exclusive special with the original cast of everyone’s favorite Central Perk gang. Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt ...
 
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A mysterious house, magical keys that have different abilities, and an extra-planar demon flesh out an engrossing family drama.
Locke & Key is not for kids. At least, not the original comic book as writer Joe Hill and illustrator Gabe Rodriguez first made it. The comics, originally published by IDW Publishing, was graphically violent and leaned more heavily into horror. It followed the story of ...
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