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Angel Aquino, JC Santos topbill int’l film

Filipino actors headline an international production, "Motel Acacia," the second film of Malaysian-born scriptwriter-filmmaker Bradley Liew. Liew, whose debut film, "Singing in Graveyards," premiered at the Critics' Week section of the Venice Film Festival in 2016, has tapped the Philippines' JC Santos and Angel Aquino, along with indie regular Perry Dizon (in a cameo), to act in the new movie. Aquino and Santos play pivotal roles in the thriller that is set in a snow-covered US town where immigrants vanish in a motel---ostensibly sacrificed to be devoured by a tree demon. Apart from Aquino and Santos, a stellar ensemble from all over the world is also featured in the movie:...Keep on reading: Angel Aquino, JC Santos topbill int’l film.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Crowded Taguig police detention cell reports another casualty

A 30-year-old detainee at the Taguig City Police Station died on Saturday after he reportedly had trouble breathing in a cell built for just 50 inmates that was holding almost 300 people. Chief Insp. Ramon Christian Laygo, head of the Taguig City police investigation section, said he was waiting for the autopsy results to determine what killed Isidro Obquia Jr., who was rushed to Taguig Pateros District Hospital after he complained of shortness of breath at 3:40 a.m. Dead in less than a week Obquia was declared dead 20 minutes later. He was arrested on Oct. 15, on charges of physical injuries. "There was a medical examination before he was brought into the detention cell, and...Keep on reading: Crowded Taguig police detention cell reports another casualty.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

Movie reviews: All 9 films in the 2018 Cinema One Originals Festival

Here's what movie reviewer Oggs Cruz thinks of this year's entries to the yearly film festival.  (Ed's note: The writer was part of the selection committee and was creative consultant for Paglisan and Double Twisting Double Back.) A Short History of a Few Bad Things review: Flipped noir Keith Deligero’s A Short History ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Jennifer Laude docu on a roll

  PJ Raval's documentary "Call Her Ganda" is on a roll, winning awards in North America and Europe. The docu tackles the landmark case of Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude, who was murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton in 2014.   Raval's acclaimed movie won the Jury Award for best documentary at the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Florida on Oct. 13. Founded in 1990, the Tampa event is considered "one of the largest and longest-running [festivals] of its kind in the world."   The US-Philippine production was also the best documentary runner-up at the Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival in Georgia on Oct. 7. &nbs...Keep on reading: Jennifer Laude docu on a roll.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Jake Zyrus finds social media less scary now, thanks to supporters

Jake Zyrus now finds social media less scary, thanks to comments defending him from the constant bashing. Zyrus shared his thoughts through an Oct. 18 tweet, in which she said reading comments on social media used to be scary. Nevertheless, while comments on his tweets are allowed, his Instagram account still disallows comments to be posted. The singer also found respect on the set of the Japanese film "Yaru Onna" ("She's a Killer") by Keiji Miyano, in which he will have a starring role. He will also sing the song "Out the Window" as part of the movie soundtrack. Zyrus was handpicked by Japanese producers to play as the main protagonist's best buddy Akira. This film o...Keep on reading: Jake Zyrus finds social media less scary now, thanks to supporters.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Bruce Dern released from hospital after fall while jogging

LOS ANGELES --- Actor Bruce Dern has been released from the hospital after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he was released Friday evening following his fall earlier in the day. The Oscar-nominated actor's representative says he is in good spirits. No further details were released. Dern starred in the 2013 film "Nebraska" as the character Woodrow T. "Woody" Grant, earning him an Academy Award nomination for best actor. He also played in films "Coming Home," ''The Hateful Eight," ''Black Sunday" and "White Boy Rick." His representative says Dern just finished filming Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie "Once Upon a T...Keep on reading: Bruce Dern released from hospital after fall while jogging.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child

NEW YORK --- One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke --- known professionally as just Delilah --- experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18. She took some time away from her job to grieve but is now back on the air and also has a new book out called "One Heart at a Time," sharing personal stories and life lessons to hopefully inspire others to examine their own lives and find purpose about what really matters. Delilah, who also lost her son Sammy in 2012 at 16 from complications from sickle cell anemia, has raw advice for people on what not to say to parents who lose their children. "The worst thing you can do is say, 'I know how ...Keep on reading: Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Radio DJ-food vlogger finds his dream job, ideal life in PH

Popular disc jockey and food vlogger JC Tevez left California three years ago, to pursue his dream job in the Philippines, firm in his decision to live here---for good.   "I started working in high school," JC, who hosts a show on Monster Radio RX 93.1 six times a week, told the Inquirer. "In the US, the culture of working early is encouraged. My first job was at a tutoring center, getting materials for students. I worked at a retail store, a movie theater ... and my last job was as an admin at a law firm, where I learned that I was not meant to be in a corporate job."   The twentysomething JC, whose family is from Pampanga, packed his bags in 2015. "I sold ever...Keep on reading: Radio DJ-food vlogger finds his dream job, ideal life in PH.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 19th, 2018Related News

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

MANILA, Philippines – Two films that competed in the 2017 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival were awarded in international festivals in Canada and Italy. (Movie Reviews: All 9 films at the 2017 Cinemalaya Film Festival ) Respeto, a poltically-charged, coming-of-age hip-hop drama by Treb Monteras II, was awarded the Best Feature Film in the Teen Section at the 36th ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival

LONDON — The London Film Festival got its one of its starriest red carpets on Thursday when actresses Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman premiered “The Favourite,” a costume piece with a difference being billed as an Oscar contender. With plenty of laugh out loud moments, the movie sees Colman portray Britain’s 18th-century Queen Anne as […] The post Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 19th, 2018Related News

Network upgrades boost Cebu Sun LTE

Sun subscribers in Cebu can look forward to improved mobile connectivity as leading telecom and digital service provider PLDT expands Long Term Evolution (LTE) support for its Sun brand across the Visayas’ foremost urban hub. To date, more than 80 percent of cell sites across Cebu now have LTE. In addition to network upgrades in […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Here s where you can watch BTS docu Burn The Stage: The Movie in the Philippines

Here s where you can watch BTS docu Burn The Stage: The Movie in the Philippines.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Philippine police kill Daesh-linked terrorist brothers

DAVAO CITY (Bernama): Police here have shot and killed two brothers suspected to be members of a local cell of the Daesh group of terrorists in the southern Philippines late Sunday (Oct 14), author.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Is an Exes Baggage sequel in the works?

MANILA, Philippines – Following the success of their reunion movie Exes Baggage, which has earned over P270 million in the box office, Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino are excited to do another project together. CarGel fans, however, might have to wait a bit longer to see the former couple back on the big ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Rappler Talk: Comedy, idolatry, and social commentary in Asuang

In a world of social media hot takes, influencers, and connectivity overload, a movie like Asuang is inevitable. An official entry to the Cinema One Originals Festival 2018, Asuang documents the efforts of the titular god of Bicol to "regain his former glory and fame but to no avail."  Asuang ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2018Related News

Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’

Director Irene Villamor recently came to the defense of actress Nadine Lustre after a basher called her "flop queen" online. Following the success of "Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story," which saw Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes together on the big screen, Villamor is now working on her next film, "Ulan," which stars Carlo Aquino and Lustre. Aquino took to his Instagram recently and shared a photo of him and Lustre shooting a scene for the movie. In Aquino's post yesterday, Oct. 15, he and Lustre are seen standing in the rain in what looked like a jeepney stop in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. "Munting palaruan noong aking kabataan," Aquino wrote o...Keep on reading: Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 16th, 2018Related News

Venom wins US box office again, boosting Sony’s superhero strategy

VENOM, a character from the comic-book world of Spider-Man, topped the box office for a second weekend, breathing life into Sony Pictures’ superhero movie plans. The post Venom wins US box office again, boosting Sony’s superhero strategy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Catching Up with The Truth: ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera talks BuyBust experience

It’s been a while since we’ve seen ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera compete inside the ONE Championship cage. The last time Vera was in action was back in December of 2016 when he defended his title against Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine in Manila, winning via first round-TKO. And while “The Truth” hasn’t been active in mixed martial arts competition, that doesn’t mean that he’s been just sitting around, chilling. Far from it, in fact. Aside from getting married and taking care of some outside-competition matters, Vera has been quite busy on the silver screen. The 41-year old Fil-American booked his first major movie gig as part of the highly-successful action movie BuyBust, where he plays Rico Yatco, a member of an anti-narcotics squad in the Philippines. For Vera, the whole experience of being part of a movie is something that he says he looks forward to doing more in the future. “It was amazing, definitely something I look forward to doing after I’m finished with my competition side of martial arts, I absolutely loved it,” Vera shared with ABS-CBN Sports. Directed by famed Filipino movie director Erik Matti, BuyBust also features veteran actors such as Anne Curtis and Victor Neri among others. The experience, Vera says, is a ‘dream come true’ for him. “Working with Direk Erik, Ms. Anne Curtis, Victor Neri, Tito Levi [Ignacio], you know just working with that group of people and seeing the level of where I want to be, projects are coming my way now, it’s, I don’t know how to describe it, I don’t know how to explain it,” he said, “it’s beyond a dream. Most people dream to just get into a movie, I was put into a movie with all of those superstars. All I can do is thank my blessings everyday that I was able to do something like that.” Being a life-long mixed martial artist, Vera is no stranger to pressure and performing in front of large audiences. Having to “perform” so to say, for his BuyBust director and co-stars however, he admits, was a different beast altogether. “What do you think?” Vera responded with a chuckle. “First movie out? Okay, the lead is Anne Curtis. The director is Erik Matti. Then the names just kept on rolling. The pressure was definitely there, but Direk Erik said I did really good with the pressure, I just didn’t want to let the team down, that’s how I felt the whole time, I just didn’t want to let anybody down. From the directors, to the production, the cast, the crew that was working on set, I didn’t want to mess up for anyone. Definitely pressure, but I think that’s what helped us get through it,” he continued. Asked if he expected BuyBust to be as big as it was, Vera admitted that he didn’t know what to expect. “I had no idea. This was my first anything, so I had no idea. I didn’t get nervous, I wasn’t nervous for the world premiere in New York, I wasn’t nervous about that until before we left. We might have been already on the plane when I asked Anne, ‘Is this your first one?’ and she was like ‘Yeah, this is my first one.’ When she said that, it’s like it hit me in the face. ‘Oh my God, oh my God this is a big deal!’ That’s when I started getting nervous. I couldn’t believe what was going on,” he said. The experience as a whole, Vera says, was not simply a reason to be thankful, but rather a reason to keep working and keep striving to get better. “I’m just lucky, I’m lucky and blessed, that’s why I don’t complain about anything, just keep going forward and I keep training hard,” Vera added, “I keep going to Tagalog classes, I keep going to acting workshops, I have no right to complain, all I can do is get better. There’s too many people who put their faith in me for me to fail, and I just wanna keep grinding and getting better, and I realized all of this before, during, and after the shoot.” For now, however, Vera says that he’s more than excited to make his long-awaited return to the ONE Championship stage. While there’s no announcement yet with regards to his next title defense, the champ hopes to be able to do it on the upcoming ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS card in Manila on November 23rd at the Mall of Asia Arena. The card also features a highly-anticipated ONE Lightweight World Championship bout between Filipino martial arts hero Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Team Lakay and Singaporean knockout artist Amir Khan......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera says acting on BuyBust ten times harder than competing

Brandon "The Truth" Vera is the ONE Heavyweight World Champion for a reason. The 41-year old Fil-American is a life-long mixed martial artist, and a very good one at that. Unbeaten on the ONE Championship stage, has been able to dispatch all three of his opponents with relative ease in under just one round. Recently however, the champion admits facing a challenge that was ten times tougher than competing inside a mixed martial arts cage. Vera recently got his big silver screen break as part of the widely-successful Erik Matti action movie BuyBust, starring alongside Anne Curtis and Victor Neri. This was Vera's first foray into the acting world, and he says that it is way more challenging than competing in mixed martial arts. "Having to shoot a movie with Director Erik was way harder. It was way way way harder," Vera said without hesitation, "I would say maybe ten times harder?" The reason being, Vera continues, is that inside the cage, all he has to worry about is himself and his opponent. In front of the camera on the set of a movie however, the dynamic changes. "The only reason why is because I have to worry about everything else except me. You know? Like I have to worry about everything else, except me, except for certain points in time. The rest of the time I’m worried about everyone else," he added. Much like working on a team, sharing a scene with fellow actors entails working together, something that Vera doesn't have to worry about inside the mixed martial arts cage. "In martial arts, in this event, I’m just worried about me and the person standing across from me in the ring.” Once his professional mixed martial arts career is over, Vera admits that he’s looking to be more active in movies as well. “It was amazing, definitely something I look forward to doing after I’m finished with my competition side of martial arts, I absolutely loved it,” Vera said of his BuyBust experience. For now however, it’s back to competition for the reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion, as he hopes to be able to defend his title in the upcoming ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS on 23 November at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Brandon Vera may be a budding action star in the future, but for sure he’s a mixed martial arts star now, and in the cage is where he is at his best......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

QC cinemas to collect extra P1 for local gov’t projects

THE QUEZON City government has issued an ordinance imposing a P1.00 increase in movie tickets to fund the city’s programs and activities. The post QC cinemas to collect extra P1 for local gov’t projects appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceOct 14th, 2018Related News