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Film review: Ferdinand; A heartwarming tale aboutcourage & compassion

MANILA, Philippines -  Film audiences will surely remember lovable animals in memorable animated features......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 12th, 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

More than an X-Men tale

Film review: Logan.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2017

Tale of a sinner, soldier and saint

Film review: Ignacio de Loyola MANILA, Philippines - Ignacio de Loyola is a unique film production anyway you look at it......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2016

Film review: All the Money in the World; The cost of hubris

MANILA, Philippines -  Here, finally, is the film that has as much backstory with twists and turns, as the movie itself. In an unheard of move, director Ridl.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth

If it were a conspiracy thriller it would be dismissed as far-fetched, but Tim Wardell's astonishing story of triplets separated at birth and reunited by pure chance is all too real. His debut feature documentary "Three Identical Strangers," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, introduces Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland and David Kellman, who had no idea they were triplets until the age of 19. But don't expect "The Parent Trap," for this altogether darker film shows how the trio's joyous reunion set in motion a chain of events that unearthed a conspiracy that went far beyond their own lives. The amazing saga began in 1980 when Shafran enrolled at Su...Keep on reading: Sundance debuts dark tale of triplets split at birth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Film review: Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes; Their husbands’ lovers

MANILA, Philippines -  The most revealing thing about Jun Robles Lana’s Ang Dalawang Mrs......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Film review: Mama’s Girl Lessons from a millennial’s mother

MANILA, Philippines -  Those who have closely followed Sylvia Sanchez in the top-rating teleserye The Greatest Love and now, Hanggang Saan will see another t.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Film review: Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle; A totally new story

MANILA, Philippines -  “In playing a video game, levels are going to get harder as you go along......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Ferdinand review: Well-done fun

In the 1938 Walt Disney-produced Ferdinand the Bull, the 7-minute adaptation of Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson's The Story of Ferdinand, the act of the humongous bull smelling flowers despite the protestations of the matador is a hilarious sight. (READ:  10 things to know about 'Ferdinand,' the road movie about a gentle bull ) It emphasizes the stark absurdity ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Pitch Perfect 3 review: Out of tune

The most unsurprising thing about Trish Sie's Pitch Perfect 3, a film that seems resigned to being bereft of any surprises, is that it isn't very good. Tired and desperate Let's face it. While Elizabeth Banks' Pitch Perfect 2 was deliciously entertaining despite simply rehashing the first film's mostly punchline-filled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

‘Tired’ Dandan on another Kia loss: ‘We have to suck it up, move forward’

Even new Kia coach Ricky Dandan couldn't exactly tell how the Picanto quickly lost control of their game against the Magnolia Hotshots on Wednesday. Kia led 49-47 at the end of the first half but it was all Magnolia after as the Hotshots, led by Paul Lee, left the Picanto in the dust thanks to a blistering 34-11 run. "I don't know what happened. I can't explain it I have to review tape, watch the third quarter and see what happened, but from my recollection we played according to plan in the first two quarters only to play, suddenly, differently in the third," said Dandan. It was a tale of two halves for Kia, which got outscored 77-28 in the last two quarters. Dandan made...Keep on reading: ‘Tired’ Dandan on another Kia loss: ‘We have to suck it up, move forward’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

‘Spread hope, become agents of change, unite for nation’s prosperity’

NEW Year message from Constitution Association (Philconsa) President Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, a former House Independent Bloc Leader and three-term Leyte congressman: I wish everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful New Year. Let us use 2018 to willingly and selflessly show further “malasakit” (compassion) to our fellow countrymen especially to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

‘Haunted Forest’ review: Interesting but hardly scary

Ian Lorenos’ Haunted Forest is quite a curious creation. Simple-minded horror Its unimaginative title makes it seem like a simple-minded horror film, which it really is. Sure, Lorenos attempts to inflect it with an atmosphere that makes the entire thing feel more mannered than just a ride full ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

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

‘The Last Jedi’ and a brave man named Father Tito

I was 13 when the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977. That makes me a member of the first generation of Star Wars fans. For many Filipinos of my generation, however, the galactic saga, especially the first trilogy, has meant more than just entertaining fantasy films. By the time the third movie came out in 1983, we were living in a nation in turmoil, slowly rising against the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. "Return of the Jedi" was actually released just a few months before the assassination of Ninoy Aquino, which unleashed a protest movement that eventually led to the defeat of the Marcos dictatorship. To be sure, the tale of a group of rebels led by Han Solo, Princess L...Keep on reading: ‘The Last Jedi’ and a brave man named Father Tito.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

A place not only for the romantic

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Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

All of You review: Missed opportunities

Dan Villegas’ All of You has more missed opportunities than successes. Skillfully crafted The film, which imagines itself as an amiable romance between Gabby (Jennylyn Mercado), a girl who is all too willing to settle down, and Gab (Derek Ramsay), a man who doesn’t share the same ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Siargao review: Low-key loving

Paul Soriano’s Siargao is a film that is content making ripples instead of waves. Paean to a place Diego (Jericho Rosales) is a beleaguered rock star. Laura (Erich Gonzales) is a heartbroken vlogger. The two individuals serendipitously meet on a plane ride to the island and over a series ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Reasons to watch: plot twists and great actors

By Nickky F. P. de Guzman Reporter Movie review Deadma Walking Directed by Julius Alfonso WITH THE huge success of last year’s Die Beautiful, it is easy to dismiss Deadma Walking, an entry for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), as a copycat gay film — but it is definitely not. Both are equally […] The post Reasons to watch: plot twists and great actors appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Ang Larawan: The way we are

By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento Movie review Ang Larawan Directed by Loy Arcenas ANG LARAWAN, directed by Loy Arcenas, is the musical film adaptation of Nick Joaquin’s 65-year-old play Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. It is more accurately a portrait of Filipino society itself, warts and all, than of any artist and his idiosyncrasies, and […] The post Ang Larawan: The way we are appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017