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CineFilipino films in fests all over the world

Rosemarie Gil (left) and Jaime Fabregas in 'Delia & Sammy' Two CineFilipino films are headed to film festivals all over the world. Quite aptly, Therese Cayaba's road film 'D.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesOct 11th, 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

PH films in int’l LGBT fests

  Filipino films take center stage in several LGBT cinema events all over the world. Two Filipino films are part of the 4th Taiwan International Queer Film Festival in Taipei, from Oct. 20 to Nov. 19. Included in the Panorama section, Joselito Altarejos' "Tale of the Lost Boys" will be screened on Oct. 20 and 24, while Victor Villanueva's "Patay na si Hesus" will be shown on Oct. 23, 26 and Nov. 4. The Taiwan event aims to establish itself as "the premier LGBT festival in all of Asia." "With the power of moving images," the fest seeks to "transform the world, one heart at a time." "Patay na si Hesus" is also headed to the 29th New York LGBT Film Festival, set from Oc...Keep on reading: PH films in int’l LGBT fests.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Altarejos’ ‘Jino to Mari’ to premiere in Geneva film fest

Joselito Altarejos' "Jino to Mari," a story of two sex workers coerced to perfom sex acts beyond their limits, will have its world premiere at the Black Movie: Festival de Films Indpendants-Genve in Switzerland. The festival in Geneva is known for its selection of auteur cinema, Altarejos said on Friday. "Showing the film at an 'auteur-centric' festival will help me test how the artistic choices I have made in this film resonate with the audience and critics," he added. "'Jino to Mari' is the most daring and boldest film I have ever done. It has made me question not just my art, but my person, and what kind of filmmaker I should be in the future." Altarejos will be flying to Ge...Keep on reading: Altarejos’ ‘Jino to Mari’ to premiere in Geneva film fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

10 best movies about books

Right now, almost every big movie is based on a book, be it a novel, a memoir o a graphic novel. How about we focus on the reverse, on movies about books. These films celebrate a love of reading and a fascination for publishing and writing. We're talking about real books not magical ones (so sorry, "The Never-Ending Story," the "Harry Potter" films or even "The Mummy"). Instead, we present those movies that can't get enough of the world of books: "84 Charing Cross Road" (1987) The movie that loves books the most, "84 Charing Cross Road" ticks all the boxes. Based on a memoir by Helene Hanff, it was adapted into a theater production and TV script before getting the motion pictur...Keep on reading: 10 best movies about books.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Last Tango In Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci dies

ROME, Italy – Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, whose films include Last Tango In Paris and 1900, died on Monday, November 26  aged 77. Considered one of the giants of world cinema, Bertolucci was the only Italian ever to win the Oscar for best film, snapping up the award in 1988 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

McJim short films haul in more awards from local and international fests

McJim short films haul in more awards from local and international fests.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Spike Lee reacts to newspaper confusing him for Stan Lee: ‘Not yet’

While Marvel fans the world over mourn the passing of legendary comics creator Stan Lee, one newspaper in New Zealand announced the death of a different American creative. "Characters first, superheroes next: Spike Lee dies at 95," reads the headline on the front page of the Gisborne Herald. The picture is at least correct: that of the white-haired, mustached white man who made superheroes such as Iron Man and Spider-Man rather than the bearded 61-year-old black man known for the films "Malcolm X" and "BlacKkKlansman". "There's something different about Spike Lee but I can't quite place it," quipped Twitter user @Ohheykenny yesterday, Nov. 13, posting a picture of the headline and S...Keep on reading: Spike Lee reacts to newspaper confusing him for Stan Lee: ‘Not yet’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Raymond Chow, film producer behind Bruce Lee, dies at age 91

HONG KONG --- Legendary Hong Kong film producer Raymond Chow, who introduced the world to Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan and even brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen, has died at age 91. Hong Kong' secretary for commerce and economic development, Edward Yau, said in a statement Friday that Chow "helped nurture a pool of Hong Kong talents and brought them to the international stage." Chow was a journalist who became a publicist for Shaw Brothers Studios, which churned out hundreds of films and popularized the kung fu genre. Studio founder Run Run Shaw soon moved Chow to the production side of the business after Chow complained that the movies --- made on low bu...Keep on reading: Raymond Chow, film producer behind Bruce Lee, dies at age 91.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

Chinese literary giant Louis Cha dies in HK at 94

  HONGKONG --- Renowned Hong Kong author Louis Cha, whose epic martial arts thrillers inspired numerous films and sold some 300 million copies worldwide, has died aged 94. Known by his pen name Jin Yong, Cha is a household name across the Chinese-speaking world --- while overseas his novels have drawn parallels to the "Lord of the Rings" series. Packed with hard-hitting kung fu masters and intricate plot lines, his books bring to life the different dynasties of ancient China. They have given rise to TV dramas and video games as well as dozens of movies. Cha died in Hong Kong on Tuesday after a long illness. Among his most famous works are "The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils", "...Keep on reading: Chinese literary giant Louis Cha dies in HK at 94.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

A special section for world films in QCinema

A special section for world films in QCinema.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Halle Berry to direct and star in ‘Bruised’

The film about a mixed martial arts fighter will be the Oscar winner's directorial debut, reports Deadline. Written by Michelle Rosenfarb, "Bruised" follows Jackie "Justice", a mixed martial arts fighter struggling to keep her life together. When six-year-old Manny, the young son she walked out on, returns to Jackie's life, she must battle her own fears, go up against a rising star of the MMA world, and strive to be a good mother to Manny. No stranger to action films, Berry ("X-Men", "Catwoman", "Die Another Day") is currently at work on action movie "John Wick 3", where she stars opposite Keanu Reeves. "John Wick" producer Basil Iwanyk will join Berry for "Bruised", as will...Keep on reading: Halle Berry to direct and star in ‘Bruised’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Patricia Javier wins Mrs. Universe Philippines

Patricia Javier was named Mrs. Universe Philippines at the pageant's coronation night last Saturday, Sept. 8 at Resorts World Manila. Javier --- real name Genesis Canlapan --- starred in sexy films in her younger years and was recently in the 2017 GMA TV drama "Haplos". These days, she promotes health and wellness, and is a fitness buff herself. The actress is a mom of two kids with American husband Robert Walcher, a chiropractor. They have been married since 2005. Her winning gowns were both in white: the Filipiniana was designed by fellow actress and another fitness buff Regine Tolentino, while the gown she would be crowned with was by Jojo Macapinlac. This isn't Javier's...Keep on reading: Patricia Javier wins Mrs. Universe Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Stars pay tribute to Regal matriarch

Is Mother Lily Monteverde really turning 80 tomorrow? Regal Films' beloved matriarch does not seem to age, because she never slows down. She spreads her joie de vivre around so well. Even after many decades, Mother has not lost her Midas touch in the biz. The grand dame of the local movie industry could very well afford to sit on her laurels. But she just loves show biz so much (and it loves her back), that's why Mother keeps giving the industry her all. As a teenager, I have fond memories of tagging along with my mom (Inday Badiday) to Mother's Greenhills home and Regal Films' parties. That priceless experience thrust me into the show biz world. My gay son's (IC Mendoza) career as...Keep on reading: Stars pay tribute to Regal matriarch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite Magnolia Bakery is now in Manila

  Carrie Bradshaw bit into a vanilla cupcake and continued telling her friend Miranda Hobbes about her new crush. "His name is Aidan and I believe him to be very cute," she said, licking pink frosting from her lips. It was this scene from "Sex and the City"'s third season that introduced Magnolia Bakery to the world. Magnolia Bakery has been open on Bleecker Street in New York's West Village since 1996, but it was after that episode that tourists and TV fans from all over the world began flocking to the corner bakery. Magnolia Bakery has been immortalized in pop culture again and again, appearing in other TV shows and films, and yes, it sparked the cupcake trend, but th...Keep on reading: Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite Magnolia Bakery is now in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

HOF preview: Moss went deep to ignite Vikes, transform NFL

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The ball was flying down the field often for Minnesota during that drizzly night in Green Bay, and Randy Moss kept going over and past the defense to get it. Five games into his NFL career, Moss was a star. He was a revolutionary, too. There was no moment that better defined his arrival as the league's premier deep threat than that breakout prime-time performance against the two-time reigning NFC champion and bitter rival Packers. "Seeing Randall Cunningham smile, seeing him energetic," Moss said, reflecting on his five-catch, 190-yard, two-touchdown connection with Cunningham that carried the Vikings to a 37-24 victory. "It was just a great feeling." When the Vikings landed in Minnesota, his half-brother, Eric Moss, who was briefly his teammate, wondered about celebrating the big win. "I said, 'Going out? No, I want to go home,'" Moss said. Then defensive tackle John Randle tapped him on the shoulder. "Man, we're going to party tonight!" Moss said, recalling Randle's pronouncement to the rookie. "That's when I finally understood what it really meant to the guys for us to go into Lambeau and win." Twenty years later, with Moss set to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend after being elected in his first year of eligibility, the swift, sleek and sometimes-sassy wide receiver has finally understood the depth of his impact on the game and the privilege of opportunity to serve as a celebrant of the sport. "I came into the league with, I guess, my head not really screwed on my shoulders properly," Moss said recently on a conference call with reporters. Over time, the "homebody-type guy" from tiny Rand, West Virginia, who ranks second in NFL history in touchdown receptions (156) and fourth in receiving yards (15,292), learned how to soften some of the edges he's carried since he was a kid. "I've been able to open myself up and meet more people, be able to travel the world," said Moss, who's in his third season as an ESPN analyst. "Football here in America is a very powerful sport, and just being in that gold jacket, hopefully I can just be able to continue to reach people and continue to do great things." Moss will become the 14th inductee from the Vikings, joining former teammates Cris Carter, Chris Doleman, Randall McDaniel and Randle. He'll be the 27th wide receiver enshrined at the museum in Canton, Ohio. That's a three-hour drive from his hometown, but it's sure a long way from poverty-ridden Rand where Moss and his sports-loving friends played football as frequently as they could in the heart of coal country next to the Allegheny Mountains just south of the capital city, Charleston. "It was something that just felt good. I loved to compete. I just loved going out there just doing what kids do, just getting dirty," Moss said. He landed at Marshall University after some off-the-field trouble kept him out of Florida State and Notre Dame, and he took the Thundering Herd to what was then the NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 1996. Several NFL teams remained wary of his past, but Vikings head coach Dennis Green didn't flinch when Moss was still on the board in the 1998 draft with the 21st overall pick. Moss never forgot the teams that passed on him, with especially punishing performances against Dallas, Detroit and Green Bay. "I just carried a certain chip on my shoulder because the way I grew up playing was just basically having a tough mentality," Moss said. "Crying, hurting, in pain? So what? Get up, and let's go." The Vikings finished 15-1 in 1998, infamously missing the Super Bowl by a field goal. The next draft, the Packers took cornerbacks with their first three picks. Moss never escaped his reputation as a moody player whose behavior and effort were often questioned. That led to his first departure from Minnesota, via trade to Oakland in 2005. The Raiders dealt him to New England in 2007, when the Patriots became the first 16-0 team before losing in the Super Bowl, to the New York Giants. After a rocky 2010 for Moss, including being traded by the Patriots and released by the Vikings, he took a year off. He returned in 2012 to reach one more Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers. Moss was not a particularly physical player, but for his lanky frame he had plenty of strength. His combination of height and speed was exceptional, and his instincts for the game were too. Carter taught him how to watch the video board at the Metrodome to find the ball in the air, and he had a knack for keeping his hands close enough to his body that if the defensive back in coverage had his back to the quarterback he couldn't tell when the ball was about to arrive. In an NFL Films clip that captured a sideline conversation between him and Cunningham during one game, Moss yelled, "Throw it up above his head! They can't jump with me! Golly!" For Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, who has lived his entire life in Minnesota, was a sports-loving 8-year-old in 1998 when Moss helped lead the Vikings to what was then the NFL season scoring record with 556 points. The first team to break it was New England in 2007 with, again, Moss as the premier pass-catcher who set the all-time record that year with 23 touchdown catches. "It's fun to look back at his career and watch his old film. I love when that stuff pops up on Instagram, to be able to watch some of those old Randy plays that made me want to play this game," Thielen said. "I try to emulate him as much as I can.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Jurassic dinos shake earth, boost box office earnings

Image: Universal Pictures International France via AFP Relaxnews LOS ANGELES, United States - Big-grossing films 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' and 'Incredibles 2' again domin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

‘Fallen Kingdom’ caps 25 years of ‘Jurassic’ thrills

"God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs, God creates Man, Man kills God, Man brings back dinosaurs," Jeff Goldblum deadpanned in "Jurassic Park," released 25 years ago this week. It was a pithy summary of Steven Spielberg's landmark monster movie and the series it launched that left audiences gasping in wonder as they handed over a dino-sized $3.8 billion for tickets over four films. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", the fifth episode, comes to the US having already opened in 48 territories, shooting to the top spot in each, breaking several records and grossing $151 million. "It's wonderful that it's still popular and not yet extinct," Spielberg, an executi...Keep on reading: ‘Fallen Kingdom’ caps 25 years of ‘Jurassic’ thrills.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

2 PH films score nods in Madrid

  Two Filipino films have scored nominations at this year's Madrid International Film Festival, to be held in Spain from July 21 to 28. Joel Lamangan's "Bhoy Intsik" was nominated in six categories, while Allan Michael Ibaez and Dexter Hemedez's "1st Sem" cinched four nods. A Sinag Maynila product, "Bhoy Intsik" is in the running for the Jury Award, as well as the best foreign language feature film, director (for Lamangan), cinematography (Rain Yamson), original screenplay (Ronald Carballo), and editing (John Anthony Wong) honors. A CineFilipino movie, "1st Sem" is vying for the best director (for Hemedez and Ibaez), lead actor (Darwin Yu), original score (Ernie Magt...Keep on reading: 2 PH films score nods in Madrid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Filipina migrant’s story featured in EuroAsia Shorts 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.--- Filipino and Spanish short films kicked off the highly anticipated EuroAsia Short Film Festival (EuroAsia Shorts) 2018 on June 4 at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.   Now on its 13thyear, the EuroAsia Short Film Festival spotlights the stories ofWomenWorldWide through a weeklong screening.   "This year's festival looks at the uniqueness and universality of women's experiences, contributions, and perspectives in all aspects of life. Women, whether artists or family members, professionals or visionaries, everyday people or extraordinary heroines -- it's time the world paid attention," reads a portion of the 2018 festival statem...Keep on reading: Filipina migrant’s story featured in EuroAsia Shorts 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Movie Reviews: All 8 CineFilipino 2018 feature films

Movie Reviews: All 8 CineFilipino 2018 feature films.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018