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Two movies on Yamashita

On Dec. 8, 1945, The Manila Times reported that Gen......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

20th Century Fox’s Award-Winning Movies in Cinemas This February

Shaping to be this year’s major award frontrunners, 20th Century Fox’s / Fox Searchlight’s highly-acclaimed films “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” have already bagged major awards from the 75th Golden Globe Awards and the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a darkly comedic drama from Academy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Love, sex, greed for money don’t mix

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.” – Albert Camus NEWARK, New Jersey – We don’t need Hollywood or Tagalog crime and soap opera movies to warn us that it’s not only taboo to mix love and insatiable greed for money, it’s downright fatal. We […] The post Love, sex, greed for money don’t mix appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Debt of ‘gay gratitude’

The recent success of actors like Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman in gay film romps like "Deadma Walking" has reminded us of past big-screen swish and switcheroos that have similarly tickled moviegoers' fey fancy through the decades. The mincingly pioneering trendsetter was king comic Dolphy, whom fans just loved to see sashaying in gleefully gay abandon. By swishing up a lavender storm, Dolphy was very smartly plugging into an exceedingly long show biz tradition of financially rewarding cross-dressing that was firmed up early on by otherwise macho male comedians on the vaudeville stage, and in silent movies. In Dolphy's case, the gay screen forays started really early, wi...Keep on reading: Debt of ‘gay gratitude’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Agot: Fans of musicals are in for a surprise

Singers-turned-actors like Agot Isidro should welcome the renewed interest in musical movies, sparked by Loy Arcenas' "Ang Larawan," which won best picture at the recent Metro Manila Film Festival. Riding this musical crest is Agot's latest film, Dan Villegas' "Changing Partners," which will have its theatrical run starting Jan. 31. Like "Ang Larawan," "Changing Partners" is a stage play that crossed over to the big screen. "I am super excited that 'Changing Partners' will be shown to a wider audience," she told the Inquirer. She expressed the hope that this resurgence of movie musicals would jumpstart a revival in the theater world, as well. "Hopefully, it would increase th...Keep on reading: Agot: Fans of musicals are in for a surprise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Beloved children’s classic ‘Ferdinand’ now a major animated feature

The tale of Ferdinand, a giant bull who prefers flowers to fighting, has captured the hearts of millions since it was first told in the 1936 book "The Story of Ferdinand" by author Munro Leaf and illustrator Robert Lawson. Now a new generation of moviegoers can enjoy a delightful CG-animated family film inspired by the classic story from 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. The movie "Ferdinand," directed by Academy Award nominee Carlos Saldanha, creator and director of the "Rio" series and director of many of the "Ice Age" movies, centers on the adventures of a peace-loving bull (voiced by John Cena). His idyllic life changes after he's mistaken for a vicious beast an...Keep on reading: Beloved children’s classic ‘Ferdinand’ now a major animated feature.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

3 PH films in Dhaka

  Three Filipino movies will be shown at the 16th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh from Jan. 12 to 20. Ralston Jover's "Bomba" and Joseph Israel Laban's "Baconaua" are part of the Asian Film Competition, while Sonny Calvento's "Nabubulok" is included in the Cinema of the World section. Calvento remarked: "I'm honored that, after Busan, 'Nabubulok' has been invited to Dhaka." He feels "sincerely happy that international film fests in Asia consider our film something worth sharing to their audiences." "I hope that this inspires aspiring filmmakers to create and put their work out there," Calvento asserted. Laban said: "I'm grateful to be part of Dhaka...Keep on reading: 3 PH films in Dhaka.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

MMFF 2017 surpasses P1-B target sales, movies extended in selected cinemas

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has successfully surpassed its P1 billion sales target for this year and even set new records for MMFF gross sales. Moreover, MMFF hungry fans can still enjoy a post-Christmas gift from the festival as it extends its showcase of the films in selected cinemas. The good news was announced in the official Facebook page of the MMFF. "We are very happy to announce that we have hit our targets and have set new records with the MMFF 2017 grosses," the MMFF said.     The festival execom has previously announced that they will not release exact figures and rankings to avoid creating a bandwagon effect on viewers. Some en...Keep on reading: MMFF 2017 surpasses P1-B target sales, movies extended in selected cinemas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

After Siargao, Paul Soriano plans new films for 2018

MANILA, Philippines – After winning awards for Siargao  during the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), director Paul Soriano said his company Ten17P will be busy with more projects in 2018. In press conference on Thursday, January 4, Paul gave some details of the movies he and the company will be doing. "One is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast

LOS ANGELES --- With the American Film Institute's annual luncheon Friday recognizing the best in film and television, Hollywood's awards season is officially underway. The schmooze-y celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel brought together the casts and creators of 2017's most celebrated movies and TV shows, many of which are also in contention for the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins led the honorees in a toast, during which she quoted former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (who is played by Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg's "The Post," an AFI honoree and best picture nominee at the Globes). "To love what you do and feel that i...Keep on reading: ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Three PH films in Portugal

  Three Filipino films are competing at the 38th Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal, from Feb. 20 to March 4. Two horror movies, Dan Villegas' "Ilawod" and Prime Cruz's "Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B," are vying for top honors in the fest's Fantasy films category. Meanwhile, Joel Lamangan's gritty urban drama, "Bhoy Intsik," is part of the Directors' Week section. All three Filipino films are included in the Orient Express competition, too. Villegas thinks joining the fest is "exciting." "It'll be my first time to attend Fantasporto. I've heard so many good things about it." Cruz relates: "I'm grateful to be included in this year's Fantasporto competi...Keep on reading: Three PH films in Portugal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Worth their weight in stellar gold

  In the movie-production biz, the name of the game and motivating bottom line is profit. Producers argue that the biz is more a business than an art form, because if they keep ending up in the red, they would have to stop making movies---so, where would the industry be, then? That's why, when they get together, production people and financiers keep comparing notes on the stars who consistently make films that gross the biggest amounts, and those who drive their producers sobbing to the poorhouse. Logically, the biggest and most popular stars who charge the biggest talent fees would be at the top of the topgrossing list---but, it sadly turns out that it simply isn't so....Keep on reading: Worth their weight in stellar gold.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Derek no longer the second choice for latest flick

  This time, I'm no second choice," declared actor Derek Ramsay, referring to the latest Star Cinema film project he would be working on starting this month. The Inquirer asked his views on being the substitute for Jericho Rosales, who was the first pick to portray the character of Gab in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry "All of You," for which Derek eventually won the best actor trophy. "I think I was the second choice in most of my movies---I don't mind that. Growing up from playing sports, I know that one isn't always the first pick. You have to start at the bench. When your time comes, you get pulled out (from the bench), then you get to prove yourself (on ...Keep on reading: Derek no longer the second choice for latest flick.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America

The North American box office was led by movies with female protagonists in 2017. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman" garnered the top three spots in the highest-grossing movies of 2017 in the US and Canada, according to figures from Box Office Mojo. While some fans weren't hot for "The Last Jedi," the movie fronted by Daisy Ridley as Rey proved to be a hit among a lot of other fans. It also featured its first female person of color in a lead role through Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico. READ: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' gets a multiracial cast--finally Women were also seen in military positions in the space saga, with a powerful last performance...Keep on reading: Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

MMFF Best Actress Joanna Ampil on doing more movies: ‘Absolutely!’

The celebrated musical theater actress revealed that she had quit 'Ang Larawan' twice and felt 'near a nervous breakdown.'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

LIST: MMFF Best Director Paul Soriano’s 10 most recommended movies

MANILA, Philippines — When not shooting a film, Paul Soriano spends his time watching movies with his son and his wife, actress Toni Gonzaga......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Filmmaker Pepe Diokno pleased with growing acceptance of indie films

'What we should all be striving for is this large buffet of movies for Filipinos to consume.'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Preen Gift Guide: Get Sentimental with Presents Inspired by Movies

Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Ourweekly gift guide serieswill help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we'll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more! Every holiday season, we want to give gifts that has some sentimental value, especially for those who matter to us the most. This Christmas, we are all pretty much excused to be extra cheesy, so why not go for the home run and get your friends and family gifts that will remind them of a movie they reall...Keep on reading: Preen Gift Guide: Get Sentimental with Presents Inspired by Movies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

‘Search for inspiration, but don’t steal others’ styles’

Justin Remalante, an artist from Bacoor, Cavite, makes digital portraits. He used to be a logo designer, but now earns a living as a full-time digital artist. What is art for you? Art is a form of communication, the expression of feelings and thoughts. Why did you choose to become an artist? I enjoy it so much. It runs in the family. When I was a kid, I really liked to draw cars, make comics. I didn't know then na magiging artist ako one day. But when I started doing vector art, naisip ko na that's my forte. My skill is in that kind of art. Who inspired you to be an artist? My dad. And I used to watch animated movies. I thought, "Okay, I want to be an animator somed...Keep on reading: ‘Search for inspiration, but don’t steal others’ styles’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

Globe 'PlayItRight campaign goes to the MMFF via ‘All Of You’

Globe is seeking to change the landscape of entertainment by promoting the digital lifestyle and at the same time protecting the industry through its advocacy #PlayItRight. It pursues its mission to bring more original content to Filipinos as it brings Globe first ever co-produced film, "All Of You". The beautifully crafted romantic comedy is among the movies participating in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). "Producing original content also comes with the responsibility of educating our customers to consume the right and legitimate way through the advocacy #PlayItRight," says Quark Henares, head of Globe Studios. The #PlayItRight campaign champions the entertainment indus...Keep on reading: Globe #PlayItRight campaign goes to the MMFF via ‘All Of You’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

All Akihiro wants for Christmas

What would you give your loved ones this holiday season? What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? For actor Akihiro Blanco, his family is always on top of his Christmas list. "I want my family to be complete this year. I hope my sister, who works as a teacher in Singapore, will come and visit and celebrate with me and my mom at our house." On the career front, he is keeping his fingers crossed for more projects in 2018. "I wish for more movies and TV shows so that it'll be a happy new year for me!" He swiftly turns earnest, adding: "I pray for good health for me and my loved ones." He considers the Christmases of his youth as the most memor...Keep on reading: All Akihiro wants for Christmas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017