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Film review: Ferdinand; A heartwarming tale aboutcourage & compassion

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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

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Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2017

Tale of a sinner, soldier and saint

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Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2016

Karl-Anthony Towns hoping to find rhythm in Game 2

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com HOUSTON -- Like any good movie or television show, the second viewing always provides a different perspective you might have missed the first time around. The same goes for the playoff debut of Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns. Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau had one view in the immediate aftermath of the Timberwolves’ Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets Sunday night (Monday, PHL time), when Towns struggled in his playoff debut, scoring just eight points on 3-for-9 shooting, well below his season average of 21.3 points. Thibodeau said his big man had to be more active to deal with he swarming and double-teaming defense the Rockets threw at him. But that uncharacteristic performance -- Towns was held to fewer than eight points just twice in the regular season -- looked much different after a thorough study of the film. “After watching the film I thought he made a lot of good plays,” Thibodeau said after the Timberwolves wrapped up practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) at Rice University. “We’ve had a hard time guarding them in the regular season and there’s still a lot of things we have to do better. But offensively, I thought he made good plays. I think he understands what he has to do, he’ll be fine.” The Timberwolves need Towns to be better than just “fine” in Game 2 Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), particularly if his Rockets counterpart, Clint Capela (24 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in Game 1) continues to play at a high level in this series. Towns clearly didn’t take offense to Thibodeau’s initial review of his performance, agreeing with his coach after Game 1 that he’s “got to be better on both sides of the basketball.” But he reiterated several times Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) that his objective is to stick with the game plan rather than getting caught up in any game inside the game, just to satisfy someone else’s expectations of what a player of his considerable talents should be able to do in this setting. He did, however, acknowledge the strategic differences between the regular season and postseason atmosphere, and he’ll be sure to adjust accordingly. “I felt good out there, and I never take anything too high or too low. I always stay even-keeled,” he said. “It felt to me like a regular game, but it’s more about playing chess this time, you know. It’s not about playing checkers, it’s about playing chess. And it’s a game about who is the more disciplined team, who sticks to their game plan the most and finds ways to adjust on the fly.” Those adjustments for Towns must include taking advantage of the Rockets’ endless switching on defense, situations where he ends up with a much smaller perimeter player matched up on him. He’ll need to be more aggressive offensively, even if it requires a slight tweak to the game plan he mentioned repeatedly Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “You’ve got to do it when the game seems that it can be taken, or when its getting out of hand,” Town said. “I have to do a better job of assessing the situations and adjusting on the fly quicker, especially in the playoffs.” It helps that the Timberwolves were within striking distance at the end on a night when they didn’t get the best out of Towns. The same way the Rockets don’t expect to struggle through another 10-for-37 shooting performance from beyond the three-point line or for their superstar point guard Chris Paul to turn the ball over the way he did, the Timberwolves don’t foresee another subpar performance from one of the league’s elite big men. “Just makes us more hungry, more confident,” Towns said. “We felt we played well, but we made some mistakes here and there and it ended up costing us in the end. But if we can tweak things here and there, I think we can be something really special and we could possibly win the series.” As for any suggestions that he needs to be more of a priority, as suggested by TNT analyst Charles Barkley after the game, Towns and his teammates were careful to sidestep any outside influence on the situation. Jimmy Butler issued a quick, “nope,” when asked for a response and ended his media obligation immediately after that. Towns took a more nuanced approach. “I mean, we almost won the game,” he said. “So you’ve got to take it as its given. You’ve got to go with the flow of the game. It’s about following the game plan. We went with the flow of the game, had ourselves a great chance to win at the end. We were up with six minutes left, so our game plans were working. We cost ourselves as players, not as coaches, late in the game not getting some stops and James [Harden] making some tough shots. You can’t control that. It’s just great defense and better offense. “It happens sometimes like that, it doesn't matter when it is. It doesn’t matter if it’s game one or game 82, playoffs or whatever. Sometimes the basketball gods don’t play in your favor that night. I think we did everything we could in that game to put ourselves in a position to win and that’s all you can ask for at the end of the day.” Well, that and maybe for the focus to shift just a little bit more on the best big man on the floor. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News18 hr. 18 min. ago

‘Citizen Jake’ gets an R-13

Here's less stressful news from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), for a change. The MTRCB has given "Citizen Jake," the comeback movie of acclaimed filmmaker Mike de Leon, an R-13 rating, no cuts---meaning teenagers, high-school and college students can watch it. That's good news for the people behind the film, which has earned rave reviews from a number of critics. De Leon later issued this statement, which was posted to the film's official Facebook page: "We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those who have supported and are still supporting 'Citizen Jake.' We would also like to thank the viewing committee that rated the film...Keep on reading: ‘Citizen Jake’ gets an R-13.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko review: Striving for authenticity

Gerardo Calagui’s Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko is a film that hinges on how realistic it portrays the lives of the subculture its three lead characters represent. Neon-gleamed street The film opens during a busy night in the neon-gleamed street of Burgos where Tuesday (Matt Daclan) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Simplicity review: Spice-less girls

From the first shot in Kazuhiro Parungao and David Hulbert's Simplicity where the camera lingers on Maria (Mary Joy Apostol), lying in her bed while strumming her guitar trying to come up with a decent song, it almost seems like the film will be about an artist ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time review: Never lacking in color

Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time is a film that is never lacking in color. Every frame is awash with the brightest of hues, compensating perhaps for the absence of authentic heft. The film relishes in appearances, with its characters boldly adorned in garish costumes and lavish ornamentations, but its ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

A guilty pleasure kind of film

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Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Con-Com votes to allow political families to run for only 2 positions

The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution has voted 12-6 to allow a political family to run for only two positions in an election:one for a national position and the other for a regional or local position. In an en banc sessionon Tuesday, 12 members of ConCom voted to allow political families to run for only two positions while six members voted to allow them to run for only one position. Con-Com members who voted for allowing two positions were: Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno Arthur N. Aguilar Prof. Eddie M. Alih Atty, Ali Pangalian M. Balindong Dr. Virgilio C. Bautista Atty. Ferdinand M. Bocobo Atty. Roan I. Libarios Ret....Keep on reading: Con-Com votes to allow political families to run for only 2 positions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Citizen Jake: Of fathers and sons

By Menchu Aquino Sarmiento Movie Review Citizen Jake Directed by Mike de Leon FILIPINO FILM auteur Mike de Leon’s varied oeuvre spans musical screwball comedy (Kakabakaba Ka Ba, 1980), dark twisted psychodrama (Kisapmata, 1981), the inspiring politicization of once complacent religious during Marcos martial law (Sister Stella L., 1984), and the harrowing indictment of the […] The post Citizen Jake: Of fathers and sons appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

‘Tale of the Lost Boys,’ Allen Dizon lead all winners in Sinag Maynila festival awards

In his speech, the director of 'Tale of the Lost Boys' admitted to being bipolar and said he was undergoing therapy and taking medication while working on the film......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Tomb Raider review: Upgrading the franchise

It was bound to happen. Near the end of the film, a man finally gets a climactic kick in the balls, which eventually becomes the final nail in his literal coffin, rendering him semi-paralyzed to defend himself any further. Metaphoric kick in the balls Roar Uthaug's rebooted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Oldman’s brightest hours

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Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Dies in darkness

By Noel Vera Movie Review The Post Directed by Steven Spielberg STEVEN SPIELBERG’s latest film may be — thanks to the timing and historical context in which it appears — the most important of his career. If only the film were better. Spielberg seems to struggle nowadays even in genres he’s familiar with (The BFG, […] The post Dies in darkness appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

The drowned world

By Noel Vera Movie Review The Shape of Water Directed by Guillermo del Toro GUILLERMO DEL TORO’s latest film begins with a world already underwater — fish fluttering down a carpeted hallway, chairs and tables spinning in slow motion, a lamp and alarm clock settling gradually down to arrange themselves on a side table while […] The post The drowned world appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Marcos-era musical resonates with modern Phl, director Lav Diaz says in Berlin Film Festival

BERLIN — Filipino director Lav Diaz’s musical about martial law under president Ferdinand Marcos is set firmly in the 1970s, but the movie is as much about today, he told Reuters at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday. Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Season of the Devil), which premiered at the festival, shows militia forces singing […] The post Marcos-era musical resonates with modern Phl, director Lav Diaz says in Berlin Film Festival appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Finance bent on keeping capitalization requirement on insurance companies

The Department of Finance (DOF) is lukewarm to the proposal to revisit the higher net worth requirement for insurance firms, citing that industry players need to be competitive with its peers in the region. "We want an industry that is strong and resilient, and one that can really serve the public. In the insurance business, it is always good to have healthy capitalization," Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III told reporters when asked if the DOF was amenable to the nonlife insurance sector's request for a review of the capitalization requirement. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Ferdinand George A. Florendo said some nonlife firms wanted the requirement to be kept at P900 m...Keep on reading: Finance bent on keeping capitalization requirement on insurance companies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

The many faces of redemption

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Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Sin Island review: Atrocious logic, guilty pleasure

Think of Gino Santos' Sin Island as a hedonistic cruise, that faraway port you're itching to forget. Blatant illogic, luscious gloss That isn't to say that the film is good. In fact, it's actually quite atrocious. However, it will be wholly inaccurate to say that Sin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018