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Two movies on Yamashita

On Dec. 8, 1945, The Manila Times reported that Gen......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

FULL LIST: Nominees, The Oscars 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards – the Oscars – was announced on Tuesday, January 23, with the movies Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Dunkirk, and The Shape of Water leading the nominations.  The Shape Of Water leads the list with 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

Another curious title from Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

From “Kita Kita” to “Mr. and Mrs. Cruz.” Such is the knack of the current toast of Philippine movies, maverick writer-director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, to lure audiences into the cinema just by her title. She proved this in 2017 when she pulled off the unthinkable and turned an independent full-length feature into a blockbuster phenomenon [...] The post Another curious title from Sigrid Andrea Bernardo appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News9 hr. 34 min. ago

Harry Potter river cruise to set sail on River Thames

It's no flying car, but Harry Potter fans are being courted in a new river cruise that makes stops at key filming locations like 4 Privet Drive, the real-world inspiration for Hogwarts, and the Warner Bros. Studio where the Harry Potter movies were made. Admittedly, at around $4,190 (almost P214,000) a person, the "Harry Potter Magic Cruise Itinerary" is not exactly aimed at the modest Muggle. To kick off their sailing and set the scene, guests start with a traditional English Cream Tea at the Hotel Stafford in London. After a champagne welcome onboard their floating home, the Magna Carta, and the first of several Hogwarts-inspired dinners, guests set off the next morning on...Keep on reading: Harry Potter river cruise to set sail on River Thames.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 0 min. ago

Five PH films in Rotterdam

  Five Filipino movies have been invited to the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands, from Jan. 24 to Feb. 4. To be screened in the fest's various sections are Mikhail Red's "Neomanila," Alberto Monteras II's "Respeto," Shireen Seo's "Nervous Translation," Christopher Gozum's "Dapol Tan Payawar na Tayug 1931" (The Ashes and Ghosts of Tayug 1931), and Gerald Calagui's "Mga Gabing Kasinghaba ng Hair Ko" (Those Long-Haired Nights). These movies were products of the country's different indie film festivals: Cinema One Originals, Cinemalaya and QCinema. Monteras told the Inquirer that to be included in Rotterdam's Bright Future section (for up-and...Keep on reading: Five PH films in Rotterdam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Marvel’s Stan Lee is coming to ComicCon Asia

MARVEL COMICS’ Stan Lee (real name: Stanley Martin Lieber) is heading to Manila to grace ComicCon Asia 2018, a two-day event on March 24 and 25 at the SMX Convention Center which is meant to bring “the best of the region’s comics, movies, series, manga, animé, toys, gaming and cosplay… together in a massive arena […] The post Marvel’s Stan Lee is coming to ComicCon Asia appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

20th Century Fox’s Award-Winning Movies in Cinemas This February

Shaping to be this year’s major award frontrunners, 20th Century Fox’s / Fox Searchlight’s highly-acclaimed films “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” have already bagged major awards from the 75th Golden Globe Awards and the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a darkly comedic drama from Academy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Love, sex, greed for money don’t mix

“There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.” – Albert Camus NEWARK, New Jersey – We don’t need Hollywood or Tagalog crime and soap opera movies to warn us that it’s not only taboo to mix love and insatiable greed for money, it’s downright fatal. We […] The post Love, sex, greed for money don’t mix appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Debt of ‘gay gratitude’

The recent success of actors like Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman in gay film romps like "Deadma Walking" has reminded us of past big-screen swish and switcheroos that have similarly tickled moviegoers' fey fancy through the decades. The mincingly pioneering trendsetter was king comic Dolphy, whom fans just loved to see sashaying in gleefully gay abandon. By swishing up a lavender storm, Dolphy was very smartly plugging into an exceedingly long show biz tradition of financially rewarding cross-dressing that was firmed up early on by otherwise macho male comedians on the vaudeville stage, and in silent movies. In Dolphy's case, the gay screen forays started really early, wi...Keep on reading: Debt of ‘gay gratitude’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Agot: Fans of musicals are in for a surprise

Singers-turned-actors like Agot Isidro should welcome the renewed interest in musical movies, sparked by Loy Arcenas' "Ang Larawan," which won best picture at the recent Metro Manila Film Festival. Riding this musical crest is Agot's latest film, Dan Villegas' "Changing Partners," which will have its theatrical run starting Jan. 31. Like "Ang Larawan," "Changing Partners" is a stage play that crossed over to the big screen. "I am super excited that 'Changing Partners' will be shown to a wider audience," she told the Inquirer. She expressed the hope that this resurgence of movie musicals would jumpstart a revival in the theater world, as well. "Hopefully, it would increase th...Keep on reading: Agot: Fans of musicals are in for a surprise.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 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

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

MMFF 2017 surpasses P1-B target sales, movies extended in selected cinemas

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has successfully surpassed its P1 billion sales target for this year and even set new records for MMFF gross sales. Moreover, MMFF hungry fans can still enjoy a post-Christmas gift from the festival as it extends its showcase of the films in selected cinemas. The good news was announced in the official Facebook page of the MMFF. "We are very happy to announce that we have hit our targets and have set new records with the MMFF 2017 grosses," the MMFF said.     The festival execom has previously announced that they will not release exact figures and rankings to avoid creating a bandwagon effect on viewers. Some en...Keep on reading: MMFF 2017 surpasses P1-B target sales, movies extended in selected cinemas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

After Siargao, Paul Soriano plans new films for 2018

MANILA, Philippines – After winning awards for Siargao  during the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), director Paul Soriano said his company Ten17P will be busy with more projects in 2018. In press conference on Thursday, January 4, Paul gave some details of the movies he and the company will be doing. "One is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast

LOS ANGELES --- With the American Film Institute's annual luncheon Friday recognizing the best in film and television, Hollywood's awards season is officially underway. The schmooze-y celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel brought together the casts and creators of 2017's most celebrated movies and TV shows, many of which are also in contention for the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins led the honorees in a toast, during which she quoted former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (who is played by Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg's "The Post," an AFI honoree and best picture nominee at the Globes). "To love what you do and feel that i...Keep on reading: ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Three PH films in Portugal

  Three Filipino films are competing at the 38th Oporto International Film Festival in Portugal, from Feb. 20 to March 4. Two horror movies, Dan Villegas' "Ilawod" and Prime Cruz's "Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B," are vying for top honors in the fest's Fantasy films category. Meanwhile, Joel Lamangan's gritty urban drama, "Bhoy Intsik," is part of the Directors' Week section. All three Filipino films are included in the Orient Express competition, too. Villegas thinks joining the fest is "exciting." "It'll be my first time to attend Fantasporto. I've heard so many good things about it." Cruz relates: "I'm grateful to be included in this year's Fantasporto competi...Keep on reading: Three PH films in Portugal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Worth their weight in stellar gold

  In the movie-production biz, the name of the game and motivating bottom line is profit. Producers argue that the biz is more a business than an art form, because if they keep ending up in the red, they would have to stop making movies---so, where would the industry be, then? That's why, when they get together, production people and financiers keep comparing notes on the stars who consistently make films that gross the biggest amounts, and those who drive their producers sobbing to the poorhouse. Logically, the biggest and most popular stars who charge the biggest talent fees would be at the top of the topgrossing list---but, it sadly turns out that it simply isn't so....Keep on reading: Worth their weight in stellar gold.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Derek no longer the second choice for latest flick

  This time, I'm no second choice," declared actor Derek Ramsay, referring to the latest Star Cinema film project he would be working on starting this month. The Inquirer asked his views on being the substitute for Jericho Rosales, who was the first pick to portray the character of Gab in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry "All of You," for which Derek eventually won the best actor trophy. "I think I was the second choice in most of my movies---I don't mind that. Growing up from playing sports, I know that one isn't always the first pick. You have to start at the bench. When your time comes, you get pulled out (from the bench), then you get to prove yourself (on ...Keep on reading: Derek no longer the second choice for latest flick.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America

The North American box office was led by movies with female protagonists in 2017. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman" garnered the top three spots in the highest-grossing movies of 2017 in the US and Canada, according to figures from Box Office Mojo. While some fans weren't hot for "The Last Jedi," the movie fronted by Daisy Ridley as Rey proved to be a hit among a lot of other fans. It also featured its first female person of color in a lead role through Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico. READ: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' gets a multiracial cast--finally Women were also seen in military positions in the space saga, with a powerful last performance...Keep on reading: Female heroes lead 2017’s top three highest-grossing movies in North America.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

MMFF Best Actress Joanna Ampil on doing more movies: ‘Absolutely!’

The celebrated musical theater actress revealed that she had quit 'Ang Larawan' twice and felt 'near a nervous breakdown.'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

LIST: MMFF Best Director Paul Soriano’s 10 most recommended movies

MANILA, Philippines — When not shooting a film, Paul Soriano spends his time watching movies with his son and his wife, actress Toni Gonzaga......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017