Saturday, June 14, 2014

Keep Calm and Watch Movies

I have a confession to make: I am not fond of watching movies. At all. Which is quite ironic, considering I am a Communication Arts graduate. That doesn't mean, though, that I don't watch movies and I don't enjoy myself when I do. In fact, I've formed a theory for how I experience movies now: Since I don't watch a lot of it, the movies that I do watch blow my mind every. Single. Time. It doesn't matter if it's an actual mind-blowing indie movie or a super cheesy Star Cinema rom-com; it will still have me staring at the rolling credits by the end of the movie. (Which might be the biggest "movie violation" I've been doing, not paying attention to the closing credits)

In all fairness, I've watched a whole lot of movies for someone who isn't really fond of doing it. And like some mid-20, lovesick, fictional book character, there was one movie that started this on-again, off-again love affair with movies:

The first movie I remember seeing was the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie. I was a huge fan of the TV show version back then and who wasn't? It was probably the biggest foreign TV show that time; probably even bigger than how big Koreanovelas are now. Anyway, I remember forcing my dad to bring me to SM Southmall - which opened a month before Power Rangers was shown, if I'm not mistaken - to watch the movie because I totally didn't want to feel left out. It was a PG-7 movie and I've yet to turn 7 that time and I remember clearly how freaked out I was when we got in line for the tickets. I thought they'd figure out I was just 6 and reprimand me for even asking to watch the movie. I haven't thought that I had an adult accompanying me; I just thought they were going to kick me out of the theater. I don't remember how the movie goes now but I know I enjoyed myself so much because when my friends and I talk about it now, we agree that it was the highlight of our first grader lives.

I've watched a bunch of movies after Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie has opened that gate for me, mostly Star Cinema-produced ones (I'm a jologs at heart. Don't judge.) Although I can probably name you all the movies I've seen 'cause they're not that much. Now, though, I want to start watching movies again, thanks to the movie buff that is my boyfriend (Yes, I'm exactly the type of girlfriend who adapts to whatever it is my boyfriend is into. Again, don't judge.) The GMovies app couldn't have come in a better time. I immediately downloaded it:

The GMovie app is the first and only of its kind in the Philippines. It allows you to be updated with the current and upcoming movies that will hit the theaters, pick the best seats in the house and buy movie tickets. You don't have to drive all the way to the cinemas to do all that anymore. It takes the hassle off of watching movies. It will truly make your movie experience much more enjoyable.

But wait! There's more! (I know, I know… Lame.) You can download the GMovie app FOR FREE on your iOS or Android devices. Unleash the movie buff in you by downloading this amazing app now!

To fully enjoy your GMovies experience, follow their social pages:
- GMovies on Facebook
- @GMoviesApp on Twitter
- @GMovies on Instagram
- GMovies on Youtube

That's not the only thing Globe Telecom has in store for you! Globe, in partnership with Nuffnang Philippines, has an on-going blogger contest. One of the winning blogger's readers will get a chance to win 2 FREE movie dates per week for a whole month!

All you have to do is answer this one simple question:

“What movie made you fall in love with watching movies?”

Just post your answer on the comment box below with your e-mail address. That's it! Simple, right?

Hassle-free way of picking a seat in the house and purchasing your tickets and at the same time, getting a chance to win free movie dates for a month? You'll definitely "keep calm" when watching movies with the GMovies app.


  1. OMG totes remember watching Spice World when I was a kid and that started my love for movies!

    1. Spice World is an awesome movie. Biased ako because I LOVE the Spice Girls with all my heart!