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Ang Larawan, Siargao lead winners of MMFF 2017 Gabi...

Ang Larawan, Siargao lead winners of MMFF 2017 Gabi........»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 29th, 2017

MMFF 2017 full list of winners

Here are the awardees at the just concluded Gabi ng Parangal for this year's Metro Manila Film Festival held at the Kia Theater, Wednesday: Best Float: "Deadma Walking" Best Child Performer: Baeby Baste Granfon for "Meant To Beh" Best Sound: "Siargao" Best Musical Score: "Ang Larawan" Best Original theme song: "Alon" by Hale for "Siargao" Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence: "Ang Panday" Best Visual Effects: "Ang Panday" Best Production Design: "Ang Larawan" Star of the Night (Male): Derek Ramsay Star of the Night (Female): Erich Gonzales Best Editing: "Siargao" Best Cinematography: "Siargao" Best Screenplay: "All Of You" Children'...Keep on reading: MMFF 2017 full list of winners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Siargao , Ang Larawan win big in 2017 MMFF

ROMANCE movie “Siargao” and musical film “Ang Larawan” won big during the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal held at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City, on Wednesday, December 27. “Siargao,” directed by Paul Soriano, bagged the most major awards — Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Second Best Picture, Best… link: 'Siargao', 'Ang Larawan' win big in 2017 MMFF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Contra mundum! ‘Larawan’ tops film fest, wins back theaters’ nod

  Operators of movie houses that had pulled out Loy Arcenas' "Ang Larawan" committed to resume its screenings shortly after it won the best picture award at the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal on Wednesday night, according to lead actress Rachel Alejandro.   The people behind the screen musical has been using the tagline contra mundum --- a line from the libretto that means "defy the world" --- to rally the film as it strives for a better performance at the box office.   "People are clamoring for it. I'm thankful that we're given another chance," said Alejandro, who is also one of its producers. "We feel like the underdog here, li...Keep on reading: Contra mundum! ‘Larawan’ tops film fest, wins back theaters’ nod.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Siargao , Ang Larawan win big in 2017 MMFF

ROMANCE movie “Siargao” and musical film “Ang Larawan” win big during the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal held at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City, on Wednesday, December 27. “Siargao,” directed by Paul Soriano, bagged the most major awards — Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Second Best Picture, Best… link: 'Siargao', 'Ang Larawan' win big in 2017 MMFF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Joanna Ampil, Derek Ramsay lead MMFF 2017 winners

Joanna Ampil, Derek Ramsay lead MMFF 2017 winners.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

[FULL LIST] MMFF 2017 WINNERS | 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival – Manila Video

#MMFF2017AwardsNight #MMFF2017 #AngPanday #AngPandayMMFF #AngPanday2017 #AngLarawan #AllOfYou #Siargao #SiargaoTheMovie #SiargaoMMFF #Gandarrapiddo #TheRevengerSquad #DeadmaWalking #HauntedForest #MeantToBeh source link: [FULL LIST] MMFF 2017 WINNERS | 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Are You Ready to See Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales’ Surfing Skills?

Director Paul Soriano's romantic dramaSiargaonow has a premiere date. Buckle up because it's already showing next month. Inquirer.net reported the second batch of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries this year. This includesSiargao, which stars Erich Gonzales, Jericho Rosales, and Jasmine Curtis. The film was shot in the island of Siargao for six weeks. According to Paul, the shoot schedule also prompted Jericho to drop out of his lead role inAll of You(also an MMFF 2017 entry). "We shot this in April. We were technically locked in Siargao for a long period, so I wasn't aware that there was a conflict in Jericho's schedule with another project. This film was already done i...Keep on reading: Are You Ready to See Erich Gonzales and Jericho Rosales’ Surfing Skills?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Get ready for Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova in Paris

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out. During a news conference after both won Saturday to set up the longtime rivals' fourth-round matchup at Roland Garros, Williams criticized Sharapova's autobiography as "hearsay" and twice brought up the Russian's 15-month doping ban. Producing by far the best performance in her return to Grand Slam tennis — 16 months after her last major tournament and nine months after having a baby — Williams played cleanly and powerfully in a 6-3, 6-4 tour de force against 11th-seeded Julia Goerges that lasted a mere 75 minutes and lacked much in the way of theatrics. "There is still a ways to go, but it's moving in the right direction," said Williams, who made only three unforced errors in the first set, 12 in all. "And I think that as long as it's moving in the right direction, I know I will get there." Sharapova advanced with a similarly lopsided win, 6-2, 6-1 against 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova. Now comes the drama: Williams vs. Sharapova on Monday with a quarterfinal spot at stake. They have verbally clashed in the past, such as a 2013 public spat about their private lives. Williams, 36, owns 23 major singles titles. Sharapova, 31, has won five. Williams has won the French Open three times, Sharapova twice. They are the only active women with a career Grand Slam; they are two of six in history to accomplish that. Both have been ranked No. 1. But the head-to-head history is overwhelmingly in Williams' favor: She has won 19 of 21 meetings, including 18 in a row. "Quite frankly, she's probably a favorite in this match, for sure," Williams said with a chuckle. "She's been playing ... for over a year now. I just started. So I'm just really trying to get my bearings and trying to feel out where I am and see where I can go." The last time Sharapova beat Williams was in 2004. The last time they played was in the 2016 Australian Open quarterfinals, Sharapova's final appearance before her 15-month drug suspension. "Well, it's been a while," Sharapova said, "and I think a lot has happened in our lives for the both of us, in very different ways." Williams was asked about Sharapova's book, which was published last year. It contains quite a bit of material about the American, including a reference to Williams crying in the locker room after losing to Sharapova in the Wimbledon final 14 years ago. "As a fan, I wanted to read the book and I was really excited for it to come out and I was really happy for her. And then the book was a lot about me. I was surprised about that, to be honest," Williams said. "I was, like, 'Oh, OK, I didn't expect to be reading a book about me — that wasn't necessarily true.'" Insisting she doesn't "have any negative feelings" toward Sharapova, Williams said "the success of one female should be the inspiration to another." Seconds later, Williams made reference to Sharapova's "incident of drugs." There were plenty of other results involving top names at the French Open on Saturday. Other women moving into the fourth round included 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza, two-time runner-up Simona Halep, two-time major title winner Angelique Kerber and reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens. Men's winners included 10-time champion Rafael Nadal, No. 3 Marin Cilic, No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro, No. 6 Kevin Anderson and No. 9 John Isner. The story of Day 7, though, was what everyone can look forward to on Day 9: Williams vs. Sharapova. This is Williams' first Grand Slam tournament since January 2017, when she won the Australian Open while pregnant. The American made a brief foray on the tour earlier this season, but she played only four matches. She had some problems in her initial two outings in Paris, including in the second round, when she dropped the first set against 17th-seeded Ashleigh Barty before — as Williams herself put it — "Serena came out." Against Goerges, the careless errors were largely absent. The missing energy was back. In front of a crowd that included former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, it took 15 minutes for Williams to gain the upper hand, sprinting to reach a drop shot and whip a cross-court forehand passing winner for a 3-1 lead. Williams yelled loudly and raised her fist. It was almost as if she'd never left the scene. "Any time you play against Serena, you know what you're up against. You know the challenge that is upon you," Sharapova said. "Despite the record that I have against her, I always look forward to coming out on the court and competing against the best players.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Finals-bound Alab Pilipinas dethrones Hong Kong in emphatic sweep

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – Alab Pilipinas is into its first-ever Finals now in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League. And they are going there with their confidence as high as ever, having gone undefeated thus far in the playoffs. Renaldo Balkman yet again proved to be no match for neither Ryan Moss nor Christian Standhardinger, Justin Brownlee and Ray Parks Jr. were right there by his side, and the Filipinos blasted the crown off the heads of now-dethroned Hong Kong, 79-72, on Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex. Coming off a league playoff record 46-point outburst in Game 1 of the semifinals series, the Puerto Rican reinforcement remained a force and pounded in 21 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Balkman was a mismatch inside and also had the thunderous throwdown that detonated the 16-5 burst that broke off a tied tally of 43-all and built up a 52-43 advantage in favor of the Philippines. The home team would hold on to the lead for the remainder of the game, even as Marcus Elliott and Christian Standhardinger kept coming and pulled Eastern to within 70-77 with 38 ticks to go. Brownlee’s free throws and a pair of defensive stops, however, ultimately boosted Alab to the best-of-five championship round. There, they try to continue streaking all the way to their first-ever title. Brownlee wound up with a team-high 22 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, and three assists while Parks Jr. chipped in 13 markers, 13 boards, and five dimes. Pao Javelona also came up big with 11 points, eight rebounds, and four assists as starting point guard Josh Urbiztondo was still hobbled. Winners of seven straight, the Filipinos will face either top-seed Chong Son of China or resurgent Mono of Thailand in the Finals commencing next week. Elliott topped the scoring column for Hong Kong with 25 points. Filipino-German Standhardinger had a 15-point, 16-rebound double-double in his last game in the ABL before he takes his talents to San Miguel in the PBA. BOX SCORES SAN MIGUEL ALAB PILIPINAS 79 — Brownlee 22, Balkman 21, Parks 13, Javelona 11, Raymundo 6, Alabanza 4, Domingo 2, Hontiveros 0, Sumalinog 0, Urbiztondo 0. HONG KONG EASTERN 72 — Elliott 25, Standhardinger 16, Moss 15, Lamb 8, Lee 4, Lau 3, Tang 1, Xu 0. QUARTER SCORES: 16-16, 37-32, 60-49, 79-72. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

10 things to know about the 2018 NBA Playoffs

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press With the NBA playoffs starting Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), here are 10 things to know: LEBRON’S STREAK Pacers fans, avert your eyes. LeBron James hasn’t experienced losing a first-round game in nearly six years. James’ teams have won 21 consecutive opening-round contests, a streak that started in Game 5 of the Miami-New York series in 2012. Combining his Cleveland and Miami years, James’ teams have won 46 of their last 51 first-round games. James and the Cavs play Indiana in the first round this season. MORE LEBRON James could set a slew of NBA records in these playoffs. He’s already the all-time postseason leader in points, is seven steals from passing Scottie Pippen (395) for the playoff record in that department, is four shots from passing Kobe Bryant (4,499) for another career postseason mark. Depending on how long Cleveland’s postseason lasts, James also has a shot at passing Ray Allen (385) for career postseason 3-pointers; he’s 55 shy of taking over the No. 1 spot there. And if the Cavs make a deep run James could also catch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2,356) for most field goals. KERR BATTLE Golden State coach Steve Kerr is estranged from his son. Temporarily. Nick Kerr works for the San Antonio Spurs — the Warriors’ opponent in a Western Conference first round series. This has long been a source of great amusement for Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who coached Steve Kerr as a player and remains close with him now. Popovich has said that Nick Kerr is the subject of additional security screenings at work, just to ensure he’s not a spy for the Warriors. (No, Pop wasn’t serious.) Steve Kerr says he and his son are “recusing ourselves” from family interaction during the series. “I think they already confiscated Nick’s phone,” he said. SO CLOSE ... You have to feel for Omri Casspi and DeMarcus Cousins. No active players have appeared in more regular-season games without any getting any postseason run than Casspi and Cousins. Casspi has played in 552 games, Cousins 535. And both were right on the cusp of ending their droughts this year; Casspi was waived by Golden State because it needed a roster spot once he hurt his ankle, and Cousins tore his Achilles’ to end his season with New Orleans. Tom Van Arsdale (929) is the record-holder for most regular-season games without seeing postseason play, followed by Otto Moore (682), Nate Williams (642), Sebastian Telfair (564), then Casspi and Cousins. GLOBAL GAME These NBA playoffs will be more global than ever. A record 62 international players, from a record 33 countries, are headed to the postseason. Every playoff team has at least one international player on its roster, with Utah and Philadelphia both featuring seven and Boston, Toronto and San Antonio six each. France and Australia lead the way in international representation in these playoffs, with seven players from each nation making it to the second season. Canada and Spain both have four. STREAKING SPURS This wasn’t San Antonio’s best season; the Spurs got “only” the seventh seed in the West. But their streak lives. This is the 21st consecutive season the Spurs have made the playoffs, one shy of matching Philadelphia for the longest NBA run. To put their current streak in perspective, the soonest any other NBA club will be able to say that it has a 21-season postseason streak will be 2033. Golden State and Houston have the second-longest active postseason streaks, at six. Portland and Toronto have been to five in a row, and four teams in this postseason — Miami, Minnesota, Philadelphia and New Orleans — didn’t qualify for the playoffs a year ago. MONEY MATTERS Portland and Philadelphia have already won a little extra money. By winning on the season’s final night to ensure each finished alone in third in their respective conferences, the Trail Blazers and 76ers picked up another $64,842 from the NBA’s record $20 million playoff pool this season. Playoff teams split payouts from the pool, often toward bonuses for players and staff. Houston is assured $1,380,065 from the pool so far. Toronto is assured $803,222 while Boston and Golden State are up to $704,169. Every playoff team will receive at least $298,485 — and the payouts keep rising as teams keep advancing. The NBA champion will claim at least $4,782,438; the runner-up, at least $3,587,489. START FAST Of the 15 series played in the 2017 postseason, Game 1 winners ultimately won the best-of-seven 12 times. That 80 percent clip is consistent with the league norm. Since the 1983-84 season, winners of Game 1 have gone on to win the series 79 percent of the time. But that guarantees nothing — over the last seven years, four teams have lost Game 1 of the NBA Finals and gone on to win the championship anyway. DEFEND HOME COURT Home-court “advantage” really didn’t exist in the 2017 playoffs. Road teams won 43 percent of the postseason games played last year, and it’s reasonable to think such a success rate might be in play again this year. The 16 teams in these playoffs combined to win 351 games on the road in the regular season, or 54 percent. Ordinarily, road teams win playoff games about 35 percent of the time. FINALLY, MINNESOTA The Timberwolves are in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. During that 14-year drought, the franchise had nine different coaches, used 131 different players, 92 different starters, took 93,776 field-goal attempts and scored 112,664 points. Here might be the best illustration of how long the postseason wait was for Minnesota: Only 12 of the 59 players taken in the 2004 draft were still in the NBA this season. The only player the Timberwolves drafted in the year of their last playoff run was Blake Stepp, who never made the NBA but played at least three times in the World Series of Poker......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Perlas off to a fast start in BVR Ilocos Sur

Similar to what happened in 2017, Bea Tan is off to a fast start in 2018 to open BVR on Tour. In the first leg in Ilocis Sur Saturday, Perlas 3, composed of Tan and Amanda Villanuva, opened group play with back-to-back wins against PLDT and FEU, putting them no. 1 on Group C of the women's division. In other results, Iloilo's DM Demontano and Jackie Estoquia, both BVR regulars, likewise got off to a 2-0 start, earning the number 1 ranking in Group A after Day 1. Airforce's Judy Caballejo and Coyah Abanto also won two straight to start, topping Group B, while Group D's no. 1 slot belonged to UST's Genesa Eslapor and Babylove Barbon. In men's play, Hong Kong's Brian Nordberg and Giovanni Musillo zoomed to two straight wins for solo Group D lead while UST's KR Guzman and Henry Pecana took care of Group C with the same record. Also winners in day 1 are Cebu's Jade Becaldo and Fort Libres in Group B (2-0) as well as Alkran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez of Airforce 1 for Group A (2-1). Action continues Sunday at the Ichthus Beach in Magsingal, Ilocos Sur. Catch the BVR livestream via youtube.com/abscbnsports   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

All Hale the MMFF winners

Members of the rock band Hale finally received their trophy for best theme song, which they won at last month's Metro Manila Film Festival, during the thanksgiving party thrown by Solar Entertainment recently. Hale bagged the award for the song "Alon," which is part of the soundtrack of Paul Soriano's surf movie, "Siargao." Solar is the distributor of "Siargao." "Alon" was composed by the band's guitarist, Roll Martinez. Vocalist and rhythm guitarist Champ Lui Pio told the Inquirer that it was their first time to score an award in a movie event. "It feels good," Champ remarked. "The movie did wonders for our song. It created awareness about it." Violinist Chino David, for...Keep on reading: All Hale the MMFF winners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Back home to stay

  For years now, we've been admiring Joanna Ampil's performances---from a frustrating distance. Much more popular and valued in musical-theater circles abroad than in these parts, she's played and sung in the best roles and productions to great acclaim, but has been away for extended periods so often that local audiences haven't been able to savor and appreciate her unique musical gift---until "Ang Larawan" at the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Playing the plum role of Candida in the musical film, Joanna was finally able to sing her way into local viewers' heart of hearts, and they belatedly saw and heard for themselves what the "global" fuss over Joanna was al...Keep on reading: Back home to stay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

700 extras, the real La Naval—how ‘Ang Larawan’ was painstakingly put together

  Much has been written about "Ang Larawan," the musical film based on the play "A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino" by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin. The lyrical libretto written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio. The rousing musical score composed by maestro Ryan Cayabyab. The film's inclusion in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (it won Best Picture at the festival's Gabi ng Parangal). Its successful world premiere at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival. The glowing review that it received from Variety. The excellent performances by the ensemble cast led by Joanna Ampil, Rachel Alejandro and Paulo Avelino. The long and challenging ...Keep on reading: 700 extras, the real La Naval—how ‘Ang Larawan’ was painstakingly put together.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

MMFF 2017: ‘Ang Larawan’ gets top prize, ‘Siargao’ wins big

The lone musical entry to this year’s MMFF won Best Picture at the Gabi ng Parangal at the Kia Theater in Quezon City. #BeFullyInformed MMFF 2017: ‘Ang Larawan’ gets top prize, ‘Siargao’ wins big The lone musical entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) won Best Picture at the Gabi ng Parangal on… link: MMFF 2017: ‘Ang Larawan’ gets top prize, ‘Siargao’ wins big.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

‘Ang Larawan’ wins filmfest Best Picture plum

Ang Larawan – the movie adaptation of the English play, “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino” by National Artist Nick Joaquin – won the Best Picture award in the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal held on December 27 at the Kia Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. Joanna Ampil, the lead actress [...] The post ‘Ang Larawan’ wins filmfest Best Picture plum appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

‘Larawan’ wins MMFF Best Picture

MANILA, Philippines — The two box-office tail-enders in the ongoing 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) finished big winners at the Gabi ng Parangal held.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Ang Larawan wins big at MMFF

LOY ARCENAS’ Ang Larawan, the musical film based on the play by National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin was named this year’s Best Picture at the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival’s (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal held on Dec. 27 at the Kia Theater in Quezon City. Aside from bagging the night’s and festival’s top prize, […] The post Ang Larawan wins big at MMFF appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

“Ang Larawan” wins big in MMFF’s Gabi ng Parangal

“Ang Larawan” is slowly gaining back screen time in cinemas after it dominated the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival “Gabi ng Parangal” awards night on Wednesday. After being dropped by severalThe post “Ang Larawan” wins big in MMFF’s Gabi ng Parangal appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Lea Salonga cheers for”Ang Larawan” after bagging six awards in MMFF’s “Gabi ng Parangal”

Broadway singer Lea Salonga was loud and proud for the film “Ang Larawan” after it won six awards including Best Picture in the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival “Gabi ng Parangal”The post Lea Salonga cheers for”Ang Larawan” after bagging six awards in MMFF’s “Gabi ng Parangal” appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017