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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

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

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

‘Wild and Free’ review: Bedazzled in a bed of roses

Poop, despite being drizzled with perfume and sprinkled with glitters, will still smell and look like poop. Problematic to the core Wild and Free is a film that is problematic to the core. When ex-lovers Ellie (Sanya Lopez) and Jake (Derrick Monasterio) serendipitously meet and start to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Chinese action debut and South Korean family drama win at Busan

A thrill-a-minute actioner from China and a moving South Korean drama about a unique family reunion have taken the top prize at Asia's largest film festival, with judges lauding both for their "original" takes. "Savage", from first-time Chinese director Cui Si-wei, pits a forest ranger against gold thieves in a snowy mountain range and won praise from the New Currents award jury at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) for being "strikingly accomplished and riveting." South Korean production "Clean up", from debut feature director Kwon Man-ki, charts the tale of a struggling woman who is offered a salvation of sorts when she meets someone from her past. It i...Keep on reading: Chinese action debut and South Korean family drama win at Busan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

‘Para sa Broken Hearted’ review: Skinny love

While redundant about the topic of love and its aftermath like many of its ilk, it is also apparent that Digo Ricio’s Para sa Broken Hearted is an appealing trifle. Nightcrawlers in transit First, the film, an adaptation of Marcelo Santos’ best-selling book of the same title, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Venom review: Toxic universe

Ruben Fleischer’s Venom, like the titular Spider-Man nemesis it attempts to humanize, is not all bad. There are actually promises of goodness in this weirdly wayward film that isn’t exactly shy about its noxiousness. Goop from outer space Tom Hardy is still very good here. If there ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

New film documents terrifying Yosemite rock climb, daredevil who did it

Imagine climbing a 900-meter (3,000-foot) granite wall without ropes and almost nothing to grip, moving slowly and perilously upward for four hours. A brave soul named Alex Honnold completed such a climb and lived to tell the tale. Honnold was 31 when he pulled off the feat of scaling El Capitan, a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park in California, in June 2017 in a drama that is now the subject of a National Geographic documentary. The film is in US theaters now, in Canada starting October 12 and in the UK in December. "So delighted," Honnold said once he reached the top, the climax of the film "Free Solo," which narrates the climb and his preparations for it....Keep on reading: New film documents terrifying Yosemite rock climb, daredevil who did it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

MTRCB censures ‘Fisting’ title of Cinema One entry

Whammy Alcazaren's Cinema One entry, "Fisting: Never Tear Us Apart," got in trouble with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).   In a memorandum, the MTRCB noted that the promotional materials for "Fisting" film "have not been submitted to the Board for appropriate review and classification."   It cited Section 3, Chapter IV of Presidential Decree No. 1986 that states "trailers and publicity materials for movie and television programs must strictly be made suitable for a General Audience ('G') classification."   As a result, the filmmakers concerned have decided to remove "Fisting" from the title and it will now be known si...Keep on reading: MTRCB censures ‘Fisting’ title of Cinema One entry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Historian seeks review of Martial Law materials

Amid concerns of revised history being taught to the younger generation, a historian said it’s time to review existing materials on martial law and the regime of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Drew Brees TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

By Charles Odum, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — On the day he became the NFL's career leader in completed passes, Drew Brees' biggest plays came as a runner. Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That came after his 7-yard score late in the fourth quarter forced the overtime. After the Saints won the coin toss, Brees and the Saints held the ball for more than seven minutes. Brees jumped over the pile on a quarterback keeper after his apparent 3-yard TD pass to Alvin Kamara was overturned. A review determined Kamara's knee was down before he crossed the goal line. Brees scored on the following play, giving the Saints (2-1) the win. "This was a wild one," said Brees, who passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns and ran for two scores. Kamara had 15 catches for 124 yards and ran for 66 yards. Brees' biggest play before the winner might have been his improbable 7-yard scoring run with 1:15 remaining that forced overtime. He ran to his left and then spun to avoid tackle attempts by Brian Poole and Robert Alford. "At some point, I felt they were coming to take my head off and I could probably spin out of it," Brees said, adding he now has film evidence to show the youth flag football team he coaches that "spin moves work. Spin moves are good." With his 14th completed pass, the 39-year-old Brees broke the record of 6,300 career completions set by Hall of Famer Brett Favre. Brees set the mark with a 17-yard pass to Michael Thomas in the second quarter. "I'm just very grateful," Brees said. "I hope there's a lot more coming. I just think about all the people who have had a hand in that. A lot of hands have caught a lot of passes. ... They are all a part of this." Atlanta's Matt Ryan had his first career game with five scoring passes. Calvin Ridley became the first Atlanta rookie with three scoring catches. That wasn't enough for the Falcons (1-2) against Brees and the high-scoring Saints, who gained 534 yards. Ryan bemoaned a lost opportunity when the Falcons were forced to punt when stopped at the Atlanta 44 with 25 seconds remaining in overtime. "We had chances to finish the game today and we didn't do that," Ryan said. "That's disappointing." Saints coach Sean Payton called the defensive stop "a huge part of the win." Ryan passed for 374 yards, including 146 to Ridley, who had seven receptions, including a 75-yard TD. Ridley's third scoring catch against the Saints was a 9-yarder early in the third quarter that held up following a review. Ryan's five touchdown passes tied the team record set by Wade Wilson on Dec. 13, 1992, at Tampa Bay. The fifth scoring pass to Mohamed Sanu came after Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata was called for unnecessary roughness on Matt Bryant's 29-yard field goal. With the penalty, the Falcons' offense came back on the field. Ridley beat P.J. Williams on his first two scoring catches, an 18-yarder in the first quarter and the 75-yarder in the second quarter. The Saints made a defensive switch, moving Ken Crawley into coverage on Ridley. Crawley was called for pass interference on a deep incompletion to Ridley early in the third quarter that gave Atlanta a first down at the New Orleans 5. On second down from the 9, Ridley's third scoring catch gave the Falcons a 21-16 lead. Brees completed his first four passes, including a 19-yard scoring pass to Ted Ginn Jr. on the Saints' opening drive. INJURY REPORT Saints reserve cornerback Patrick Robinson was carted from the field early in the third quarter with a left ankle injury. He did not return. Falcons safety Ricardo Allen left early in overtime with a left calf injury. He was helped to the sideline and then driven on a cart to the locker room. ... Reserve cornerback Justin Bethel injured a knee in the third quarter. ... Atlanta rookie linebacker Foyesade Oluokun left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. THOMAS THRIVING Thomas had 10 catches for 129 yards. His 38 catches are the most by an NFL player in his team's first three games to start a season. His 28 catches through two games also were a record. PASSING MONTANA Ryan's 75-yard scoring pass to Ridley was his 34th career TD pass against the Saints, the most by any quarterback. He surpassed Joe Montana's 33 TD passes against New Orleans. Ryan added three more, leaving his total at 37. DROPS FOR GINN Ginn dropped a sideline pass on a second-quarter drive that ended with a 49-yard field goal by Will Lutz bouncing off the left upright and over the cross bar. Later in the quarter, Ginn juggled a pass for an incompletion as he ran out of bounds on the Atlanta sideline. He finished with three catches for 12 yards. UP NEXT Saints: At New York Giants next Sunday. Falcons: Play their third straight home game against the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Abay Babes review: Sometimes sexy, mostly senseless

Don Cuaresma’s Abay Babes is a film that is never shy of where it sources its pleasures.  It absolutely knows that its worth hinges on its ability to mix sexy and zany so it doesn’t really leave any room for anything for the brain. It stays clear of innovation as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

The sins of our past

This is not a film review of Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral, which unromanticized the heroic story of the boy-general-romantic......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

‘Halimaw’ goes to the Viennale

Lav Diaz's "Halimaw" is still going places.   Next stop for the martial law musical "Ang Panahon ng Halimaw" is the Vienna International Film Festival in Austria, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 8.   Also known as the Viennale, this fte is regarded as "Austria's most important international cinema event, as well as one of the oldest and best-known festivals in the German-speaking world."   On the Viennale website, critic Roger Koza described Diaz's film as a "heterodox 274-minute musical."   In recounting "the horror story," that is the regime of Ferdinand Marcos, the Filipino filmmaker utilizes "an aesthetic procedure ... [that] reinforces the right ...Keep on reading: ‘Halimaw’ goes to the Viennale.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians review: On the money

  Before indulging in the indisputable pleasures of Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, it would be instructive to see Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996) to get an also romance-based glimpse of Chinese migration from the Mainland, to Hong Kong to America and back. The film, directed by Hong Kong-director ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Jack Whitehall to play first openly gay Disney character

  British comedian and actor Jack Whitehall will play a gay character in Disney’s next adventure film “Jungle Cruise”, to be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (“Non-Stop”, “Unknown”). Inspired by the eponymous “Disney World” theme-park ride, the film will tell the tale of a jungle expedition to find a medicinal tree, which finds itself beset by… link: Jack Whitehall to play first openly gay Disney character.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

‘Dito Lang Ako’ review: An overlong commercial

Even with its feature film length, its formulaic love story, and all the movie stars that lent their talents to grant the project a semblance of credibility, Roderick Lindayag’s Dito Lang Ako is barely a movie meant to be paid for by audiences. It really is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Tale of two Pauls from the Marcos nightmare

In February 1986, he played a brief but critical role in Philippine history. In the final hours of Ferdinand Marcos, another Reagan ally, it became Laxalt's job to convince the corrupt dictato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Warner Bros. to develop new ‘Supergirl’ movie

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are preparing a fresh cinema outing for Supergirl, Superman's best-known cousin, according to a report in Deadline. Warner Bros. is said to be developing a film about the adventures of Superman's cousin, Supergirl. Oren Uziel ("22 Jump Street") has been asked to write the screenplay. Supergirl, a.k.a. Kara Zor-El, who escapes from Krypton just before the alien planet is destroyed, is brought up by her cousin Kal-El, otherwise known as Superman. She appears for the first time in "Action Comics #252", published in 1959. The film may tell the tale of the encounter between Supergirl and Superman, who was played by Henry Cavill in "Man of Steel" (2013), "B...Keep on reading: Warner Bros. to develop new ‘Supergirl’ movie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018