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Lena Dunham called out by Syrian author after being chosen to write refugee film

Lena Dunham was recently criticized by Syrian-American author Alia Malek on social media after the former was chosen to write the script of "A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea" --- a feature film adaptation by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. The nonfiction biography was published by United Nations spokesperson Melissa Fleming back in 2017 and tells the story of Syrian teenager Doaa Al-Zamel's journey, fleeing her war-torn home of Syria to northern Europe. Malek took to Twitter on Oct. 29 where she aired out her grievances over Spielberg's and Abrams' decision to have Dunham, a white woman, write the film's script. Malek had a lot to say about the issue, sharing that "tone deaf, sel...Keep on reading: Lena Dunham called out by Syrian author after being chosen to write refugee film.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 1st, 2018Related News

Cinema as response to the nation: PH films at the Busan Intl Film Festival 2018

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA – Philippine cinema has, for a century, gained international recognition as film-directors and script-writers – through very different eras – have portrayed the particularities and universalities of Philippine society. There's the experiences of colonialism and fin de siècle-melancholy, martial law and its effects on everyday lives and family ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

I m Drunk I Love You director confirms its sequel I Love You, I Do

JP Habac, director of 'I'm Drunk, I Love You,' confirmed the romantic drama's sequel that starred Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino. Habac shared on Tuesday a photo of the script.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

HE said — SHE said

Seriously funny Coming off a bad script, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is offering a new one. But it’s not a better version of the old one and it’s not exactly new, either. The supposed Red October plot flopped. Or it allegedly did. That’s what the AFP now wants to project even though […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Still hot: Streaking Ateneo demolishes rival La Salle

      MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Blue Eagles pretty much played to the script.  Billed as solid wrecking crew, the Blue Eagles showed just that as the defending champions drew first blood against longtime rival De La Salle Green Archers, 71-55, in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament at the Mall of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 6th, 2018Related News

Ancient Filipino writing systems that aren’t Baybayin

By Chang Casal/CNNPhilippines.com – When a House committee approved the “National Writing System Act”, which seeks to declare Baybayin as the country’s national writing system and aims to put the script to use in street signs, public facilities, government halls, publications, and even food labels, many linguists, historians, and even Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

Daniel Craig to lead murder mystery ‘Knives Out’

With the 25th James Bond film now uncertain, lead actor Daniel Craig has been cast as a detective in "Knives Out", co-written and directed by "Star Wars" man Rian Johnson. After director Danny Boyle left James Bond film 25 in August, Craig has been chosen to lead "Knives Out" in the meantime, a project that has "Star Wars" and "Brick" director Johnson working from a script he co-wrote with producer and frequent collaborator Ram Bergman. Bond 25 was previously anticipated to begin filming in December but "Knives Out" is now able to begin its shoot in November with Craig on board. Johnson and Bergman, who are funding "Knives Out" through their own independent production compan...Keep on reading: Daniel Craig to lead murder mystery ‘Knives Out’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 5th, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Maroons shoot for championship berth

University of the Philippines looks to ride the momentum of its huge win in the Final Four series opener to finish off Adamson University Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air via livestream. The Lady Maroons snapped the Lady Falcons’ unbeaten streak with a 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, 25-20, victory in Game 1 of the best-of-three series last Wednesday. Marian Buitre starred in UP’s win and is expected to deliver the same performance as the Lady Maroons gun for a breakthrough championship stint. Aside from Buitre, UP coach Godfrey Okumu will also pin his hopes on Isa Molde, Marist Layug, Aie Gannaban and sophomore Roselyn Rosier. But the Lady Falcons want to write a different script and force a series decider on Sunday. Bernadette Flora, Eli Soyud and Le-Anne Perez will lead the charge for the Air Padda-mentored squad.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 31st, 2018Related News

Netflix, Blizzard may be working on ‘Diablo’ TV series

The "Diablo" game franchise from Blizzard may get the Netflix treatment with a new series adaptation. Thanks to the success of the animated adaptation of the "Castlevania" franchise, fans of Blizzard's dungeon crawler game "Diablo" may have something to look forward to. Hobby news outlet Revenge of the Fans reports "Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen" script writer Andrew Cosby may have been tapped for the "Diablo" adaptation. No other details have been revealed so far, but additional information may be released during the annual BlizzCon convention, which will be on Nov. 2 and 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The first "Diablo" game debuted in 1996 f...Keep on reading: Netflix, Blizzard may be working on ‘Diablo’ TV series.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 31st, 2018Related News

ASIAN GAMES BY THE NUMBERS: Hello darkness, my old friend

The dreaded Korean curse continues to live on. Gilas Pilipinas suffered another demoralizing defeat at the hands of its greatest basketball rivals, this time in the 2018 Asian Games. This latest showdown pretty much followed the script we're all familiar with as South Korea's hot shooting from deep ended up being our downfall in the end. [Related: ASIAN GAMES: The curse lives as Korea beats Gilas Pilipinas again] But of course, there's more to our loss than just Korea shooting an insane amount of three-point shots. We'll try to break all of that down here before the Philippines tries to salvage 5th place in the Jakarta games.   56 Total years the Korean curse in the Asian Games has been going on. With today's loss, that number will stretch to 60 as our next chance will be in the 2022 Games. The last time the Philippines beat South Korea in the Asian Games was in 1962. Don't believe anyone who tells you the Korean curse is not real.   1 Total number of wins by the Philippines against South Korea in their last 10 games in a major tournament. The game we won was that memorable home stand in the 2013 FIBA-Asia Championships to advance to the 2014 FIBA World Cup. That was five years ago. Last 10 Philippines-Korea games in major tournaments: Advantage Korea #AsianGames | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/Emf8Td5MhY — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) August 27, 2018   25 Total points for Jordan Clarkson for Gilas Pilipinas against South Korea. Safe to say, Clarkson has delivered in his intial stint for Team Philippines. The Fil-am combo guard has delivered everything except a win. Jordan is currently 0-2 for Gilas, losing to China and South Korea.     15 Total points for Jordan Clarkson in the third quarter against South Korea. Just like the China game, Clarkson struggled in the first half before exploding in the third, giving the Philippines a lead as hig as eight against the Koreans. But just like the China game, Clarkson and the rest of Gilas faltered in the fourth and the Koreans take this win on to the semifinals of the Asian Games. No medal for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2018 Asian Games. The Philippines needs one win to surpass its finish from 2014 and two wins to take 5th place. Jordan Clarkson (25 pts vs. KOR) is still looking for his first win with Gilas 📸 Associated Press #AsianGames | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/XoDrvSzYHb — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) August 27, 2018 18 Total offensive rebounds for South Korea against Gilas Pilipinas. The Philippines actually didn't do that bad in the rebounding department, losing the entire battle by a total of five rebounds. However, the Koreans had possessions in the second half where they had anywhere from 3-5 attempts at the basket. That certainly helped with their rhythm a little bit and the reigning Asian Games champions started to hit shots in the fourth period, leading to another win over the Philippines.   24 Total number of three-point shots made for both teams. Gilas and Korea each hit 12 treys and the Philippines actually shot better at 41 percent compared to 35 percent for the Koreans. Three-point story South Korea: 12/34 Gilas Pilipinas: 12/29 #AsianGames | @abscbnsports — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) August 27, 2018 Does that count as a win?   3 Total number of three-pointers for Korean reserve Jeon Junbeom, all in the fourth quarter. Jeon didn't play meaningful minutes until the second half and he ended up being the dagger that broke the heart of Gilas. The Korean shooter first drilled a transition three to start the fourth quarter before a corner strike gave the Koreans a 77-70 lead with 5:16 left. The final shot came with exactly two minutes to go as a booming straightaway three pushed Korea up, 89-76.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 27th, 2018Related News

Success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ movie sparks plans for sequel

LOS ANGELES — The Warner Bros. movie studio is in the early stages of developing a sequel to its groundbreaking romantic comedy “Crazy Rich Asians,” a source with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday. It is unclear when a sequel could reach theaters. No script has been written and no deals have yet been signed […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopAug 23rd, 2018Related News

No faking fight scenes for Gladys Reyes

If the script calls for Gladys Reyes to slap you, you can bet she will give you the real deal. Known for playing some of the most loathed contravidas on television, Gladys isn't comfortable faking confrontations or fights onscreen because, more often than not, she noted, the scenes end up looking too contrived and staged. "The viewers have to feel the exchange. It's obvious to them when you're just pretending. If you fake your slap, the reaction of your coactor won't be genuine, too," the 41-year-old actress pointed out at a recent press conference for the second season of the GMA 7 series "Inday Will Always Love You," which saw her returning to doing villain roles. This, sh...Keep on reading: No faking fight scenes for Gladys Reyes.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 22nd, 2018Related News

Sun scorches rivals to win historic Asian Games swim title

Chinese battering ram Sun Yang smashed his rivals to create history Monday as the swimming goliath scooped the first-ever Asian Games men's 800 metres freestyle gold with another monstrous performance. For once though he didn't have it all his own way. Greeted like a rock star by high-pitched squeals from excitable female fans in Jakarta, the three-time Olympic champion returned to the pool expecting to anchor China to victory in the 4x200m free -- only for the pesky Japanese to tear up the script. Meanwhile, Japan's Olympic hope Rikako Ikee picked up her second and third Asian titles in the women's 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle. But it was the talismanic Sun who sprinkled stard...Keep on reading: Sun scorches rivals to win historic Asian Games swim title.....»»

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

LeBron James Effect

The so-called LeBron James Effect was on display at the start of free agency last month. And because he veered from script and announced his free agency decision quickly, other hopefuls -- the Cavaliers, Sixers, and Rockets included -- reacted accordingly and used salary cap space otherwise reserved for him to fill their respective rosters. Meanwhile, the Lakers themselves failed to leverage their stroke of good fortune into more heralded signings, instead coming up with a decidedly uneven haul of JaVale McGee, Lance Stephenson, and Rajon Rondo......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceAug 6th, 2018Related News

He followed the script! : 'SONA2018 reactions, hugot, and memes

MANILA, Philippines – It’s that time of the year again! President Rodrigo Duterte once again delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 23, and as always, the Twitterverse was abuzz with reactions and memes. From funny tweets to direct reactions to the president's speech, here are ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 23rd, 2018Related News

Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

Sergio Marchionne’s achievements as one of the automotive world’s most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and US No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health. Source link link: Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 22nd, 2018Related News

Alex Wolff on intimidating costar Toni Collette

Alex Wolff in 'Coming Through the Rye' Hereditary' actor Alex Wolff immediately knew he wanted to be part of the cast when he read the script for Ari Aster' s horror film. '.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

By Rob Harris, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — They sing of alcohol and agony, and of all those oh, so nears. The anguished English now have another line to add to the lyrics of "Three Lions": Football's not coming home. There was no penalty heartache this time, like in the semifinals at the 1990 World Cup or 1996 European Championship. But a 2-1 loss to Croatia in extra time stopped England from reaching its first World Cup final since 1966. "It hurts a lot," England striker Harry Kane said. "It's going to hurt for a while." The fans sang of 30 years of hurt in 1996. Two years later, they refreshed it to 32. But the Lightning Seeds, an English musical act, stopped producing updates after that. It's now 52 years and counting. England came very close on Wednesday. For more than an hour, Gareth Southgate's young team led Croatia before the weary, aging opposition sprung back into life at the Luzhniki Stadium. Now, on their way to St. Petersburg for a third-place playoff against Belgium, there are just so many agonizing misses to replay in their heads. Kane. Jesse Lingard. Raheem Sterling. Chances to build on the lead secured by Kieran Trippier's free kick in the fifth minute. While Trippier did Bend it like Beckham for his goal, this generation of England players is far removed from the celebrity-obsessed David Beckham-era that straddled the millennium. They even managed to win a game on penalties, breaking the streak of five tournament shootout losses, in the round of 16. "Wasn't to be this time," British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote on Twitter amid the latest Brexit turmoil within her government, "but it's been a great journey that's made the country proud." There is a genuine sense of warmth between this squad and its followers. The apathy of just four years ago — when the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium was more than half empty — replaced by a newfound affection for the national team under Southgate. Fans could relate to players like Kane, Trippier and John Stones, who toiled through lower leagues to eventually reach the pinnacle of the game. The coach even became an unlikely fashion icon. "If we have brought joy back home, which I know we have," Southgate said, "that has been worthwhile." Tens of thousands packed into Hyde Park in central London to watch Wednesday's match, roaring in delight and flinging beer in the air when Trippier scored. Thousands more made the journey from England to Russia, packing into the Luzhniki after shunning the group stage. Even after Mario Mandzukic's 109th-minute goal, a young squad was saluted for exceeding expectations with its deep progress in this year's tournament. "They are still maturing and Croatia have some hardened warriors," Southgate said. "They have broken through a number of barriers over the last few weeks. We have made such strides with our supporters." And still they sang , long after the final whistle as midnight approached, about "drinking all your vodka." There are sorrows to drown, but this was not an embarrassment for England. No need to rip up the script that has seen England recover from the humiliation of being denied a place at the 2008 European Championship by Croatia with a coaching blueprint instilled through all age groups winning titles. Champions last year at both the under-17 and under-20 World Cups, collecting the main prize will have to wait at least until 2022. A timepiece at the national team's St. George's Park base has been counting down to the final in Qatar. It was compared to the Doomsday Clock when new leadership took charge at the Football Association. But Southgate has real optimism that his team can hit its peak in the Gulf in four years — from Kane up front to Jordan Pickford in goal. "It's clear to everyone the progress that's been made in terms of the level of performances and the quality of the group," Southgate said. "This is a thoroughly different journey." English soccer has now had its reset moment. The country came to Russia to regain respect. From the ignominy of the failure to win a game at the 2014 World Cup to the meek collapse against Iceland in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. "This team has taken us to a place that we never thought we would ever have imagined we would get," Gary Neville, England's assistant coach during the Euro 2016 campaign, said on British broadcaster ITV. "They have taken the nation with them." For all the playfulness in practice with rubber chickens, splashing around with unicorns in a pool and the sense this was a group of friends having fun on an extended summer vacation, there was always a steely, winning mindset. There should be tinges of regret about falling short at a World Cup where defending champion Germany was eliminated in the group stage, and Argentina, Brazil and Spain fell before the semifinals. England does not appear in semifinals very often. Southgate was in the last one 22 years ago. A post-match news conference after the loss to Croatia looked like the last place he wanted to be. "I'm trying to get the balance right," Southgate said, "of recognizing that tonight was a wonderful opportunity for us and you can't guarantee that those opportunities will ever come again." Football will come home in two years when Wembley Stadium stages seven games, including the semifinals and final, at the 2020 European Championship. Southgate has to find a way to get his team one step further than in Russia. Without just coming oh, so near......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 12th, 2018Related News

Duterte on 3rd Sona: I will read my speech and it won’t exceed 35 minutes

Known for ignoring prepared speeches and going impromptu, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he woud read a prepared speech, which will not exceed 35 minutes, for his third State of the Nation Address (Sona). "I will read my Sona speech which should not be more than 35 minutes," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque quoted the President as saying. The President's first Sona lasted for an hour and 32 minutes and his second Sona lasted for two hours. The President, known for delivering long speeches, went off script during his previous Sona speeches as he slammed his critics and made bold pronouncements about his administration's policies. Roque had earlier said...Keep on reading: Duterte on 3rd Sona: I will read my speech and it won’t exceed 35 minutes.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 9th, 2018Related News

Anne falls in love with ‘beautiful, surreal’ Batanes

The way actress Anne Curtis puts it, accepting filmmaker Yam Laranas' offer to topbill his latest thriller "Aurora" was a no-brainer. "I've always wanted to work with Direk Yam in a movie, so after I read the script and loved the eeriness of it all... it was an instant yes," recalls Anne, who had collaborated with the director in advertising shoots in the past. Direk Yam describes the script, written by his wife, journalist Gin de Mesa, as "genre-bending." The director explains that the script is "grounded even if it's a compelling supernatural thriller at the same time." He concedes, however: "I know it is very scary, so some audiences will also say that it's a horror film....Keep on reading: Anne falls in love with ‘beautiful, surreal’ Batanes.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 9th, 2018Related News