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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

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

FULL LIST: MMFF 2017 winners

FULL LIST: MMFF 2017 winners.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

‘Larawan,’ matunog sa awards night

NGAYON (December 27) gaganapin ang Gabi ng Parangal ng ika-43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) sa KIA Theatre sa Cubao in Quezon City. Clueless pa rin ang marami kung sinu-sino ang makakapag-uwi ng tropeo mula sa walong official entries ng MMFF na nagsimulang mapanood nung Lunes, December 25, araw ng….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Notes to know: 2017 NBA Christmas Day games

NBA press release Here are some important stats and info about this year's batch of NBA Christmas Day (Dec. 26, PHL time) games PHILADELPHIA 76ERS @ NEW YORK KNICKS (1am, PHL time on NBA League Pass) All-Time Head-to-Head: PHI leads 244-201 Christmas Head-to-Head: PHI leads 6-5 Christmas Day Records: PHI – 16-13 (Last: 2001) | NYK – 22-29 (2016) • Philadelphia and New York are meeting for the first time this season. • The Knicks are playing in their NBA-high 52nd Christmas Day game, a history that dates to 1947, when the team defeated the Providence Steamrollers 89-75 during the first edition of the NBA on Christmas. New York’s 22 victories are tied for the most on Christmas with the Lakers. • Philadelphia is playing on Christmas for the first time since 2001 – an 88-82 loss to the Lakers in a rematch of the 2001 NBA Finals. • New York and Philadelphia are meeting on Christmas for the first time since 1978. • The matchup features three potential first-time All-Star selections in the 76ers’ Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis. All three international standouts have unique skill sets relative to their size and position. • Both teams have a substantial international presence. Five of the 10 projected starters hail from outside the U.S.: Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (Cameroon), Dario Saric (Croatia) and Ben Simmons (Australia), and New York’s Enes Kanter (Turkey) and Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia). Other countries represented on the two rosters are France, Spain and Canada.   • Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek played for the 76ers for two seasons (1992-94). He was part of the trade the sent Hall of Famer Charles Barkley from Philadelphia to Phoenix in 1992. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS @ GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (4am, PHL time on S+A and NBA Premium) All-Time Head-to-Head: GSW leads 57-52 Christmas Head-to-Head: Tied 1-1 Christmas Day Records: CLE – 7-6 (Last: 2016) | GSW – 11-15 (Last: 2016) • Cleveland and Golden State are meeting for the first time since the 2017 NBA Finals. • This is the third consecutive Christmas Day matchup between the teams. The last teams to meet three straight years on Christmas were the Lakers and Heat from 2004-06. • Last season’s Christmas matchup was a classic. Cleveland rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and Kyrie Irving made a game-winning shot with 3.4 seconds left. • Last season, the Cavs and Warriors became the first teams to meet in three straight NBA Finals. • The rosters have combined for 55 All-Star selections and eight of the last nine MVP awards. • Cleveland’s Dwyane Wade is the NBA’s winningest player on Christmas Day (10-2). This year will be his 13th Christmas game, tied for the second-most appearances behind Kobe Bryant (16).   • Teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are tied for third in scoring (301 points) and assists (76) on the NBA’s all-time Christmas Day lists, making them the active leaders in both categories. Kobe Bryant (395) and Oscar Robertson (377) are the top two in scoring. Robertson (145) and Bryant (85) are the top two in assists. • Cleveland’s Isaiah Thomas could be back in time from his hip injury to play on Christmas. Last season, Thomas finished fifth in the MVP voting – just behind new teammate LeBron James and just ahead of his point guard counterpart in this game, Stephen Curry (health permitting). • Golden State forward Kevin Durant’s 44-point performance for Oklahoma City against Denver in 2010 is the highest-scoring game by an active player on Christmas Day. WASHINGTON WIZARDS @ BOSTON CELTICS (6:30am, PHL time on NBA League Pass) All-Time Head-to-Head: BOS leads 187-111 Christmas Head-to-Head: BOS leads 1-0 Christmas Day Records: WAS – 15-7 (Last: 2014) | BOS – 13-17 (Last: 2016) • This is the first meeting between the Celtics and Wizards since their dramatic playoff series in the 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals. Boston won in seven games. • The Celtics have four new starters since last facing the Wizards – including 19-year-old Jayson Tatum and 21-year-old Jaylen Brown – and yet Boston has gotten off to the NBA’s best start. • The Celtics are playing a home game on Christmas Day for the first time in franchise history. Boston has played 30 previous games on Christmas – 28 on the road and two at neutral sites. • In the teams’ only Christmas Day matchup, Boston defeated the Baltimore Bullets 113-99 in 1965. In that game, Bill Russell grabbed 34 rebounds for the Celtics. • Twin brothers Marcus Morris of the Celtics and Markieff Morris of the Wizards square off for the first time with Marcus in a Celtics uniform. Marcus was traded from Detroit in the offseason. • Washington’s John Wall (2010) and Boston’s Kyrie Irving (2011) were the top overall picks in their respective NBA Drafts and have each appeared in four NBA All-Star Games. • Washington’s Bradley Beal is making a strong push to be a first-time All-Star selection. He recently scored a career-high 51 points in a game against Portland. HOUSTON ROCKETS @ OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (9am, PHL time on BTV) All-Time Head-to-Head: OKC leads 107-106 Christmas Head-to-Head: First meeting Christmas Day Records: HOU – 5-4 (Last: 2015) | OKC – 5-13 (Last: 2016) • Houston and Oklahoma City are meeting for the first time since the Rockets defeated the Thunder in five games in the first round of the 2017 playoffs. • Former teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden dueled for the MVP last season. Westbrook earned the honor and Harden finished second. Harden, however, was the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 All-NBA First Team.   • James Harden leads the NBA in scoring and narrowly trails Russell Westbrook for the assists lead. The only player to lead in both categories for a season is Tiny Archibald in 1972-73. Last season, Harden ranked second in scoring behind Westbrook and was the league leader in assists.   • The center matchup features two top young international big men in Houston’s Clint Capela (Switzerland) and Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams (New Zealand).    • Carmelo Anthony is averaging 33.2 points in five Christmas Day games, the highest mark among all players who have appeared in four or more games on the holiday. • The Seattle SuperSonics went 0-11 on Christmas Day. Since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder, the team is 5-2 on Christmas. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES @ L.A. LAKERS (11:30am, PHL time on NBA Premium) All-Time Head-to-Head: LAL leads 77-29 Christmas Head-to-Head: First meeting Christmas Day Records: MIN – 0-1 (Last: 2016) | LAL – 22-21 (Last: 2016) • Minnesota and Los Angeles are meeting for the first time this season. • This year marks the Lakers’ 19th consecutive appearance on Christmas Day. Los Angeles has appeared in the second-most Christmas Day game in history (43) and is tied with the Knicks for the most victories (22).   • The Lakers made their first 11 Christmas Day appearances (1949-1959) when the franchise was in Minneapolis. • Last year was Minnesota’s first game on Christmas Day. The Timberwolves lost to Oklahoma City 112-100. • Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins averaged 37.8 points in four games against the Lakers last season, including a career-high 47 points on Nov. 13, 2016, and 41 points on April 9, 2017. • The Timberwolves, fifth in the West midway through Week 8 of the season, are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2004. That season, they lost in the Western Conference Finals to a Lakers team that included current Lakers coach Luke Walton. • The Lakers are seeking to build around former No. 2 overall draft picks Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball in much the same way that the Timberwolves are bringing along former No. 1 overall draft picks and NBA Rookie of the Year winners Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Cignal closes elims campaign on a high note, faces Cocolife in the quarters

Cignal played with a crippled roster, but it hardly mattered as import Alexis Matthews asserted her dominance at the middle en route to a 25-21, 25-16, 25-14 victory over Victoria Sports-UST in the 2017 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Matthews was a solid force to be reckoned with as she single-handedly towed the HD Spikers to a morale-boosting victory. With the win, the HD Spikers formally closed their eliminations campaign at the fourth spot with a 4-4 win-loss card to book a quarterfinal duel with fifth-seed Cocolife on Thursday. F2 Logistics, meanwhile, is set to take the top spot provided that it prevails by at least four sets against newcomer Iriga City. If that happens, Petron will take the second seed while two-time champion Foton will fall to third. Matthews, the 6-foot-3 American middle blocker from Michigan State, did most of the damage at the middle as she knocked down 13 kills and six blocks for 19 points while winger Honey Royse Tubino chipped in eight markers for the HD Spikers, who missed the services of national team member Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis. Gonzaga crashed with a knee injury last week while Daquis is still in the hospital after being diagnosed with dengue. Cignal coach George Pascua said while the victory boosts their confidence for the next round, local players such as Janine Marciano, Mylene Paat, Paneng Mercado and Tubino must all step up and deliver the numbers they will miss if and when Gonzaga and Daquis sit out anew. “I’m happy with our performance, but the locals must step up,” said Pascua, adding that over-confidence nearly doomed their chances in the first set where the Tigresses erected a 20-15 lead before Matthews buckled down to work. “Everybody is performing well and meets our expectations during training. But we should apply what we train and play a notch higher during actual games because things will start to get tough as we enter the quarterfinals.” From a 15-20 disadvantage, Matthews imposed her will at the middle, allowing Mercado to convert a strong kill and Saet to knock down back-to-back aces for a 22-21 lead. Shannen Palec tried to put the Tigresses back into the set with a successful attack, but Mylene Paat and Mathews delivered a pair of hits, giving the HD Spikers the set point, 24-22, and the confidence in the second and third sets. “She (Matthews) played really great,” said Pascua, noting that his other import Beth Carey of Australia was simply out of rythmn. “I just hope she maintains that form in the quarterfinals.” Carla Sandoval and Dimdim Pacres tallied 10 and nine markers, respectively, for the Tigresses, who kissed the tournament goodbye without a single victory in eight matches. They, however, still emerge as biggest winners as they will carry all the lessons they gained in this high-level tourney to the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) wars starting February......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

National Board of Review honors Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ as Best Film of 2017

  The American organization has crowned Steven Spielberg's latest movie, about the Washington Post's coverage of the Pentagon Papers, as its best film of 2017. "Lady Bird", "Phantom Threat", "The Disaster Artist" and "Get Out" were also among this year's winners. Things are looking good for Steven Spielberg and his latest movie "The Post", one of the big favorites of the United States movie industry awards season. Amid the build-up to potential Golden Globe or Oscar nominations, the National Board of Review has picked the movie as its Best Film of 2017, while also crowning its lead actors, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. However, the veteran movie-maker didn't bag the N...Keep on reading: National Board of Review honors Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ as Best Film of 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017