Spell Saab

Jim invited me to a special advanced screening his company, JB Music, was sponsoring. In classic Jim fashion, he just said it was a movie about music starring the guy from Spectacular Now and “nandun yung galing sa Juno.” I said yes because I really like Miles Teller (a.k.a. the guy from Spectacular Now) and because I’m such an awesome supportive girlfriend LOL.

miles teller

While we were having dinner, he told me that J.K. Rowling was part of the film. I’m not sure if I’ve told you about Jim’s crazy side but he tends to make things up just for fun – he would be a very good actor if he wasn’t so camera-shy. Of course I said “weh” and he said she was a teacher or something in the movie. I got excited but felt like he was pulling my leg so I asked him to swear J.K. Rowling was in the film and as he bit into his burger he swore Rowling was in the film. Eventually he gave it up and said he was just teasing me but technically he didn’t lie naman daw because a guy named Rowling was actually part of it. CUT TO: Pag tingin ko sa poster J.K. SIMMONS pala ang nasa movie!!! Hahaha. Napaka-flop ni Jim!!

ANYWAY, we saw the movie and OMG IT WAS SO BRILLIANT!!! Like I said on my Instagram post last night, it probably is the best movie I’ve seen all year!


Just watched a special advanced screening of Whiplash! WOW I think this is the best movie I've seen all year!!! All drummers and musicians should see it. Kinikilig parin ako!! Thanks so much to @jbmusicphilippines for the invite. It will be in cinemas nationwide this Wed!:) MUST SEE!

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I’m glad I didn’t watch the trailer or Google anything about the movie because I wasn’t expecting anything yet I was completely blown away. I will do you a favor by not posting any more details about the movie and I suggest you don’t research about it either. All you need to know is that it won both the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) and the Dramatic Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and it will probably win one or two awards at the Oscars. Both Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons were absolutely amazing. I don’t know if it’s because I am a musician and I can relate to the character’s love for drum-playing but I doubt it. UGH I should stop talking about it na, sorry. whiplash_tarp(OCT15) ANYWAY, I REALLY WANT YOU GUYS TO WATCH THIS SO I’M GIVING AWAY 10 TICKETS TODAY!!! Each ticket is good for 2 persons and valid in any screening cinema. The movie comes out tomorrow! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends tonight at 11:59PM. Winners will be announced tomorrow and contacted via e-mail (the one associated with your Facebook account). Winners must claim tickets in Makati.

P.S. If you suddenly decide you want to be a drummer after watching Whiplash, take note that JB Music has an ongoing sale for their 40th anniversary until October 31. A seriously crazy sale as in you can get a Gretsch drum kit for 40% off. Check out their Facebook page for more details!



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    October 14, 2014

    I was super amused with the third question, that I had to share this: I’ve just discovered a new band today, and they’re from Japan. The name of the band is Toe, it’s instrumental indie rock kind of genre, and they’re really good. Try watching their live gig vids in YouTube especially Good Bye // New Sentimentality ;) and I must say the drummer of this band is really feeling it!

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      October 15, 2014

      Yes, they came here twice already, I think! 2012 and 2013. I wasn’t able to watch last year cos it was the same day as a GRRRL SCOUT gig. Isn’t it always fun to hear great music for the first time??:D Sarap sa tenga ng Toe (k, that sentence sounded weird)

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    Gerald Reyes

    October 15, 2014

    Hi Ms. Saab I’m Positivemind Grr technically thats my Facebook name … I havent receive any email confirmation! could you check my Facebook I just updated my current email. Thanks really appreciate that, been waiting for that movie!

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      October 20, 2014

      Replied already. Hope you got to claim your tix!

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    Bunny Lightning

    October 16, 2014

    hahahhahah witty response!

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    October 18, 2014

    Saab! Do you know if this film is only for limited release? I don’t see any Ayala cinema that is screening Whiplash!

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      October 20, 2014

      It’s probably only for limited release!