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

Tale spin

By Noel Vera Video Review The Breadwinner Amazon NORA TWOMEY’s animated film The Breadwinner (adapted from the children’s novel by Deborah Ellis) is a gorgeous tapestry of a film, about a young girl and her family eking out a meager life in Taliban-run Kabul, in Afghanistan. The film starts off grim with Nurullah (voiced by […] The post Tale spin appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 3rd, 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

Ilonggos gather signatures asking PET to uphold 25% shading threshold

VETERAN TV and film actress Cynthia Patag and other volunteers have gathered around 5,500 signatures from residents of Iloilo province for a petition asking the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to uphold the 25-percent threshold in the election protest of defeated candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Vice President Leni Robredo. “We are 5,500 Ilonggos humbly asking […] The post Ilonggos gather signatures asking PET to uphold 25% shading threshold appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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I Love You, Hater review: Hard to love, harder to hate

There is one scene in Giselle Andres’ I Love You, Hater that makes the film almost worth all of its very many problems. Noteworthy for several reasons Zoey (Julia Barretto), clearly ecstatic, is in front of Joko (Joshua Garcia), her rival of several weeks for the position ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

DOJ affirms junking of rape raps vs Vhong Navarro

        The Department of Justice (DOJ) has affirmed its decision clearing television host and actor Ferdinand "Vhong" Navarro from rape complaint filed by model Deniece Cornejo.   In a 20-page resolution dated April 30, the DOJ denied the petition for review filed by Cornejo that sought a reversal of the DOJ's Sept. 6, 2017, which stated that there is not enough evidence to charge Navarro in court.   Cornejo accused Navarro of two counts of rape by sexual intercourse and by sexual assault.   The DOJ, in its September, 2017 ruling said Cornejo's version of the incident that took place on Jan. 17, and 22, 2014, "suffers ...Keep on reading: DOJ affirms junking of rape raps vs Vhong Navarro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Coach of England wins the nation s heart by being a nice guy

By Danica Kirka, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — In an age of tattoos, tongue piercings and tensions over Brexit, a soft-spoken man in a dark blue waistcoat and striped tie is uniting England amid dreams of victory in soccer's World Cup. Coach Gareth Southgate is the buttoned-down leader of a new generation of players who speak softly and let their victories silence critics. And England supporters have found that refreshing after years of underperforming teams led by stars such as David Beckham, who became as much a celebrity as an athlete. "He's very much about a team spirit. It's more about the collective — you can see it in the way he deals with the squad," said Paul Willis, who was in the stands last Saturday in Samara, Russia, when England reached the semifinals with a 2-0 victory over Sweden. "We had superstars, but we didn't have a team." Southgate's focus on teamwork and civility has made him an unlikely icon in a country that is deeply divided by bitter arguments over plans to leave the European Union and a widening gap between rich and poor. England Captain Harry Kane may be the tournament's leading scorer, but fans are donning waistcoats and ties — even as the country enjoys an unusually hot summer — in homage to Southgate as pundits extol the 47-year-old coach's calm leadership. "He has shown us the value of courtesy, kindness, hard work and that most derided of virtues, niceness," columnist India Knight wrote in the Sunday Times. "He has redefined not just how to be a manager, but how to be a man." Southgate displayed his character after England's July 3 victory over Colombia, offering a supportive hug to Colombian player Mateus Uribe after his miss in a penalty shootout helped England advance. The England coach understood Uribe's agony, having missed a similar shot at the 1996 European championships. The moment of empathy also reminded the country how Southgate once lampooned his own failure with a Pizza Hut commercial in which he wore a bag over his head to shield his identity from angry fans. Southgate's compassion sparked a hashtag for the coach's real and imagined acts of kindness such as "#GarethSouthgateWould stop and help you put the chain back on your bike even if he was all dressed in his waistcoat and late for the game." Southgate became manager less than two years ago after the Football Association's first choice was forced out after unguarded comments to undercover reporters. Since then he has quietly ushered out the last of the old stars and brought together a group of youngsters who modestly shrug off compliments and give kudos to their teammates. Perhaps more importantly, he recognized the contribution of the fans, something that had been eroded during the superstar era. After every game, Southgate and his players walk across the field to applaud the supporters who have traveled to Russia to cheer for the team. "We had lost a bit of connection," Willis, a 57-year-old fan from Birmingham, said of past regimes. "That is now back. All the team and the back room applaud our input to the game." That has also translated into huge support back home in football-mad England. At least 20 million people, 38 percent of England's population, watched Saturday's victory over Sweden, according to figures from the BBC. Commentators say the actual number was much higher because so many people watched the game on huge screens in parks and shopping centers. London authorities are inviting 30,000 fans to the city's Hyde Park for a screening of Wednesday's semifinal against Croatia. Fearing demand will far exceed that, authorities stressed that only those with tickets should come to the park. Ticket services reported hundreds of people were trying to dump theater tickets for Wednesday because they had more pressing business elsewhere. Social media sites are urging fans to wear waistcoats — please don't call them vests — to the office ahead of the big match — a "Waistcoat Wednesday" if you will. Marks & Spencer, the official tailor to the England team, says sales of the grandfatherly garments have doubled during the World Cup. Rio Ferdinand, one of the previous "golden generation" of players who is now a commentator for the BBC, has been leading the cheers for this year's team, asking fans to post video of their beer-throwing, chest-bearing, flag-waving celebrations after the win over Sweden. On Sunday, Ferdinand tweeted his own mea culpa for past failures, while also highlighting Southgate's unique contribution. "Why weren't the golden generation... the golden generation???" he tweeted. "We as players look at ourselves first...we never performed....but sometimes you have to be allowed to perform! Gareth is allowing this current @England to do this." That's paying off. Kane, who turns 25 later this month, has scored six goals in the tournament. Dele Alli, 22, came back from injury to score the team's second goal against Sweden. Fabian Delph, 28, played the last 15 minutes of Saturday's game after missing the previous game against Colombia because Southgate allowed him to go home for the birth of his third child. Southgate himself recognizes the contributions of everyone, from the physiotherapists to the players who push their teammates in practice but rarely get into a game, even to fans back home. "Our country has been through some difficult moments recently in terms of its unity, and I think sport has the power to do that and football in particular has the power to do that," he said. "So for us, we can feel the energy and we can feel the support from home, and that's, that's a very special feeling. It's a privilege." Barring that, it does help to have a snappy waistcoat. "Quite frankly, I don't care what he wears," Willis said. "He can wear a tutu if we carry on winning.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

The Maid in London review: Sorely misguided

Strange is an understatement when describing Danni Ugali’s The Maid in London. Exhausting story The film exhaustingly tells the story of Margo (Andi Eigenmann), from when she was still a single lass working as a market vendor and being randomly asked by her mother why she still has no boyfriend to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Walwal review: Old and haggard

The idea of Jose Javier Reyes making a film about millennials isn’t really as inappropriate as it sounds. A handful of millenials Marie Jamora’s Ang Nawawala (2012), Gino Santos’ The Animals (2012) and #Y (2014) and Samantha Lee’s Baka Bukas (2016), works who have been recklessly labeled as millennial films, depict ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Incredibles 2 review: Credible entertainment

Brad Bird’s Incredibles (2004) didn’t need a sequel. While it ended with a cliffhanger of a scene involving the titular family of superheroes facing the threat of ridiculously-named villain Mole-Man, it was more of a fitting coda to the film that champions synergy within a family ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Ocean s 8 review: Less a caper, more a slogan

Gary Ross’ Ocean’s 8 does the extremely difficult feat of both overdoing and underdoing. The result, unsurprisingly, is a film that both overwhelms and underwhelms. Crime does pay The film opens with Debbie (Sandra Bullock), the little sister of the more famous Ocean, Danny, in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

‘Sid and Aya’ gets a Rated PG

  The ultimate "hugot" movie is ready for everyone's consumption as Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes' "Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story" is given a PG rating by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. Film producer Viva Films informed the waiting fans through an Instagram post last May 25. Fans are excited for this movie as it is Curtis and Dantes' reunion project 20 years after their stint at phenomenal '90s afternoon teen craze "T.G.I.S." In past interviews, both actors said working with each other now is much easier because they have established a friendship back in their youthful years. Among their "T.G.I.S" batch mates were Antoinette Taus...Keep on reading: ‘Sid and Aya’ gets a Rated PG.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

‘So Connected’ review: Social media love

Every once in a while, a home-grown romance, while still sticking to the general template of strangers finding their way to some form of fairy tale happy ending, surprise. And they do so pleasantly on the basis of having its endearing love story revolve around individuals who aren’t carved ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018


By Noel Vera Video Review Porco Rosso Directed by Hayao Miyazaki DVD HAYAO MIYAZAKI’S Porco Rosso started out as a manga for a modeling magazine, was turned into a short for Japan Airlines, and grew from there into his 6th animated feature — easily his oddest and arguably most personal film. What distinguishes the picture […] The post Tocino appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Sotto doubts impeachment is the only way to remove an impeachable official

  Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III remains neutral on the Senate resolution urging the Supreme Court to review itsruling on a quo warranto petition that led to the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. However, at the Kapihan sa Senado on Thursday, Sotto expressed doubts that impeachment was the only way to remove impeachable government officials. He cited the case of Vice President Leni Robredo, the subject of an election protest filed by former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. "Kung sinasabi natin, ini-insist natin, ang impeachable officer para maalis lang lang ay by impeachment lang, papaano kung ang protesta ni Senator Marcos nanalo...Keep on reading: Sotto doubts impeachment is the only way to remove an impeachable official.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Citizen Jake: A Film Review

Citizen Jake Directed by Mike de Leon Screenplay by: Mike de Leon, Atom Araullo, Noel Pascual Cinematography:Dix Buhay Cast: Atom Araullo, Teroy de Guzman, Luis Alandy, Max Collins, Lou Veloso, Gabby Eigenmann, Cherie Gil, et al I just watched Citizen Jake, a film directed by perhaps the most outstanding Filipino filmmaker still making films today – […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Deadpool 2 review: Irreverent love and joy

For better or worse, the original Deadpool, directed by Tim Miller, has gained an inescapable reputation for its full embrace of its snarky irreverence. The film, which centers on the potty-mouthed titular character, is hardly groundbreaking in its obnoxiousness but its being a buffet of how rules can ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Harvey Weinstein accuser takes stage

CANNES, France – Shoplifters, a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, May 19 at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser. Spike Lee accepted the runner-up Grand Prix for BlacKkKlansman, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

‘Kasal’: Romantic roundelay goes for the jugular

  Love and its vagaries are given a winking makeover in Ruel Bayani's "Kasal." But, with tongue firmly in cheek and its heart transparently displayed on its sleeve, Bea Alonzo's romantic roundelay with Paulo Avelino and Derek Ramsey eventually manages to transcend kitsch and storytelling contrivances after a predictable start. As it breaks out of the confining limitations of traditional screen romances, the film introduces a different kind of relationship that refuses to apologize for the involuntary beating of its unconventional heart. Indeed, love in its purest form knows no gender, age or social status. Shot at happiness Lia Marquez's (Bea) fairy-tale romance w...Keep on reading: ‘Kasal’: Romantic roundelay goes for the jugular.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018