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Lessons Toni Gonzaga picked up from ‘Siargao’

Actress and TV host Toni Gonzaga talked about the lessons she picked up after seeing the new paradise flick "Siargao". Gonzaga posted anInstagram photoon Monday which featured her husband, the movie's director Paul Soriano, reading a script against a backdrop of a glistening blue sea. She wrote in the caption that while watching themovie, she learned to be still, be patient and allow the story to grow on her. Eventually, she felt like she was no longer in the cinema, as if she was transported to the island itself, following intently the story of the characters. "It's simple, direct, raw and real," Gonzaga said. "No big gestures, just pure and heartfelt scenes that speak s...Keep on reading: Lessons Toni Gonzaga picked up from ‘Siargao’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 26th, 2017Related News

Vic suprised to discover ‘a born entertainer’ in Baeby Baste

While he knows his numbers and alphabet, Baeby Baste has yet to learn to read. But still, given that drawback, it was impressive, Vic Sotto said, that the 5-year-old star was able to deliver in his first acting project, "Meant to Beh." "At first, we thought he would just say a few lines or do minimal acting, because he has no experience shooting a movie; because he mostly does singing and dancing in 'Eat Bulaga!' But we were surprised by his acting talent, despite not being able to read the script," Vic, who described Baste as a "born entertainer," said at a recent press con. Another thing Vic admires about Baste is that, at his tender age, the child actor already shows an unde...Keep on reading: Vic suprised to discover ‘a born entertainer’ in Baeby Baste.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 25th, 2017Related News

Surf’s up for Jasmine

Jasmine Curtis-Smith had often heard of Siargao and its splendors from sister Anne Curtis, brother-in-law Erwan Heussaff and boyfriend Jeff Ortega. But when she finally arrived on the island in Mindanao last summer for the shoot of Paul Soriano's "Siargao," she still got awed by its fabled beauty. "Jeff had been going to Siargao even before there were direct flights to it," she related. "He'd constantly tell me how beautiful it was. How kind and accommodating the people were." She plays an islander in the romantic drama, an entry in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. "The script didn't explain that my character was the daughter of a foreigner, but I noticed that there were...Keep on reading: Surf’s up for Jasmine.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 25th, 2017Related News

‘Ignacio de Loyola’ wins in Vatican fest

Paolo Dy's "Ignacio de Loyola" won best picture at the 8th Mirabile Dictu---International Catholic Film Festival in Vatican City recently. The Filipino-produced film recounts the struggles and salvation of the founder of the Society of Jesus, Ignacio de Loyola or St. Ignatius, played by Spanish actor Andreas Muoz. According to fest founder and organizer Liana Marabini, "Ignacio de Loyola" was the jury's unanimous choice. "The jurors appreciated the script, the actors ... the costumes, the music ... in one word: everything!" Produced by Jesuit Communications Foundation Philippines, "Ignacio de Lo-yola" previously won the audience choice award at the 12th Cine con Valores Fest...Keep on reading: ‘Ignacio de Loyola’ wins in Vatican fest.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 21st, 2017Related News

‘Deadma Walking’ a different kind of gay-themed movie

After doing the film "I Love You, Thank You" two years ago, Joross Gamboa vowed it was going to be the last time he played a gay role. He wanted to try something else, other genres---perhaps action, he said. Or so he thought. "I'm eating my words now," quipped Joross at a recent press conference for the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry "Deadma Walking," a comedy-drama directed by Julius Alfonso, and based on a Palanca Award-winning screenplay by Eric Cabahug. "I thought about declining the project when it was initially offered to me. But after reading the script, I had a change of heart---I loved the concept," he said. "Deadma Walking," produced by T-Rex Entertainmen...Keep on reading: ‘Deadma Walking’ a different kind of gay-themed movie.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 21st, 2017Related News

The final scene of ‘Game of Thrones’ had the cast burst into tears, Sophie Turner reveals

"Game of Thrones" actress Sophie Turner has confirmed that the show's eighth and final season will come out in 2019 and it looks like she's not done dishing out cryptic clues. After an emotional final table read, the 21-year-old, who plays "Sansa Stark" in the show, recalled a "bittersweet" ending for the fan-favorite epic saga. "At the end of the very last script, they read aloud, 'End ofGame of Thrones.' As soon as they read that out, pretty much everyone burst into tears," Turner told The Hollywood Reporter. "There was a standing ovation for [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss]. We were all clapping and cheering. It was amazing." Turner also recalled feeling "a shock to the ...Keep on reading: The final scene of ‘Game of Thrones’ had the cast burst into tears, Sophie Turner reveals.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 20th, 2017Related News

Joross Gamboa wants to make a mark as writer-director

What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? Actor Joross Gamboa, who has always been interested in working behind the cameras, said he hopes to "make a mark" next year as a writer and director. "My project pitch for ABS-CBN's new digital platform has been approved. At may budget na rin! I just have to finish writing the script in the coming weeks, then we can start shooting as soon as possible---maybe early next year," the actor told the Inquirer. "In some of the past movies I starred in, I would come up with my own lines, ad libs or revise the script---with the director's permission and encouragement, of course. Now, I want to come up with my...Keep on reading: Joross Gamboa wants to make a mark as writer-director.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 17th, 2017Related News

‘Stranger Things’ season 3 might not be out ’til 2019, actor reveals

Familiar faces such as Mike, Will, Eleven and the rest of the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things" gang might not come back until 2019. In an interview with Variety, actor David Harbour who plays Hawkins chief sheriff Jim Hopper, said on Friday that the third season might come a little later than expected as the Duffer brothers, who created the series, are still yet to write the script. "I mean one of the things that's annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them. Like you probably won't get it tillsometime in 2019," Harbour said. Likewise, he saw the benefit of the longevity of the preparation, which can produce a script that comes out as better. "And those ...Keep on reading: ‘Stranger Things’ season 3 might not be out ’til 2019, actor reveals.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 11th, 2017Related News

Inquirer Indie Bravo! honorees: Still going places

Merely days after this year's Inquirer Indie Bravo! honor roll had been finalized, Filipino filmmakers kept winning in international film festivals. Three of these "post-script" winners are honorees this year: short filmmakers Raymund Ribay Gutierrez and Carlo Francisco Manatad and documentarian Baby Ruth Villarama. Gutierrez won in Italy; Manatad in Singapore; and Villarama in the United Kingdom. Additionally, two actors won abroad for movies cited by Indie Bravo! this year and in previous editions: Mary Joy Apostol scored a best actress trophy in Vietnam for Mikhail Red's "Birdshot"; while Laila Ulao won the same acting prize for Sheron Dayoc's "Woman of the Weeping River" in...Keep on reading: Inquirer Indie Bravo! honorees: Still going places.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 10th, 2017Related News

Learning from the ‘Maestra’

Actress Anna Luna considers herself fortunate that the real-life neophyte teacher she plays in the indie film "Maestra" was always present on the set. Apart from director Lemuel Lorca, Anna could always run to board-topping teacher Iah Seraspi whenever she had a question. "I often asked Iah if what was written in the script actually happened to her," Anna recalled. Iah would invariably confirm that the travails recounted in the screenplay by Archie del Mundo were based on real incidents. Some of those hardships, Anna got to experience first-hand, like walking under the noonday sun for four hours to reach a school in a remote village. "In one scene, Iah had nothing but fish c...Keep on reading: Learning from the ‘Maestra’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2017Related News

Guillermo del Toro, Sally Hawkins talk about their enchanting ‘Shape of Water’

  Conclusion In this part two of my column on director Guillermo del Toro and actress Sally Hawkins, who collaborated on "The Shape of Water," they talk about making their entrancing interspecies love story, which is being hailed by critics as one of the best films of 2017. Sally is considered to be one of the best actress contenders in this awards season. Guillermo del Toro Did you really write the script with certain actors in mind? Yeah. Vanessa Taylor and I teamed up to write the screenplay. When I wrote the character for Michael Shannon, I did it because if you watch "The Devil's Backbone" or "Pan's Labyrinth," what I like to do is start with the villain at its ...Keep on reading: Guillermo del Toro, Sally Hawkins talk about their enchanting ‘Shape of Water’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2017Related News

Magsayo makes weight, ready for title defense

TAGBILARAN CITY --- Hometown hero Mark ‘Magnifico’ Magsayo easily made the weight in the weigh-ins a day before his WBO International Featherweight title defense against Japanese challenger Shota Hayashi on Saturday in “Pinoy Pride 43: Battle in Bohol”. Magsayo tipped the scale at exactly 126 lbs. and promised to put on a good show in front of his fellow Boholanos at the Bohol Wisdom Gymnasium here against the former Japanese champion looking to silence the home crowd. The proud son of Bohol puts his pristine 17-0 win-loss record, with an impressive 13 knockouts, on the line in the 12-round main match of this exciting 9-card boxing fest, set to start at 6:00 p.m. and will air live via SKY Sports pay-per-view. Magsayo, ranked world no. 2 in the division, is looking forward to big a win that will serve as a ticket to achieve his dream to land a world title fight against WBO Featherweight champ Oscar Valdez of Mexico. But Hayashi wants to write a different script. The Japanese veteran, who holds a 30-win, 6-loss and 1-draw record with 18 victories coming off KOs, came in at 125 lbs. Meanwhile, Pinoy bet Albert Pagara, who parades 28 wins (18 KOs) and a loss, tipped in at 124 lbs., a pound lighter than Tanzanian opponent Mohammed Kambuluta (17-3, 6KOs) in their non-title superbantamweight fight. Jeo 'Santino' Santisima weighed exactly 123 lbs. three pounds heavier than Indonesian opponent Ki Chang Kim.    The fight will be telecast on ABS-CBN at 3:30 p.m. with a primetime airing on S+A and S+A HD at 6:30 p.m.         Full weigh-in results:   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 24th, 2017Related News

Ricky Davao: No small roles, only small actors

It's true that there are no small parts, only small actors," said Ricky Davao, best supporting actor winner at the 2017 Cinema One Originals Film Festival for his performance in Giancarlo Abrahan's "Paki (Please. Care)." "A friend of mine called me to say that while this is just a 'small role,' he really wants me to read the script because I might like it," Davao said of his namesake, entertainment columnist and talent manager Ricky Gallardo. "Paki," about a middle-aged couple and how their love has evolved through the years, likewise went home with the best picture trophy and best screenplay honor for Abrahan. Abrahan also shared the best director honor with Dan Villegas, w...Keep on reading: Ricky Davao: No small roles, only small actors.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 21st, 2017Related News

‘Eleven’ was supposed to be killed off in ‘Stranger Things’

(Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers from season 1 and 2 of Netflix's "Stranger Things.") Millie Bobby Brown's performance as the bald-haired telekinetic kid "Eleven" in Netflix's "Strangers Things" is certainly one for the ages. But if the hit show's original script materialized, the now iconic character would have been killed off way too soon. Speaking to CinemaBlend, one of the show's creators, Ross Duffer, revealed that "Eleven" was initially planned to perish---and stay dead---after sacrificing herself in the finale of the first season. "Maybe I shouldn't say this because I like to pretend that it was all planned out, but it was originally pitched as a limited series," ...Keep on reading: ‘Eleven’ was supposed to be killed off in ‘Stranger Things’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 8th, 2017Related News

The Script gears up for 4th PH visit

  The Script, the Irish band known for its anthemic heartbreak songs that fuse pop-rock and rap, will hold a concert on April 14, 2018 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, according to local promoter Midas Promotions. The coming show---the group's fourth in Manila---is part of it's "Freedom Child" world tour, which was launched in support of its fifth studio album of the same title (call 4702222). Led by singer and former "The Voice UK" coach Danny O'Donoghue, The Script is behind such hits as "The Man Who Can't Be Moved," "Breakeven," "Hall of Fame" and "Superheroes," and has sold over 29 million albums worldwide.---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: The Script gears up for 4th PH visit.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 3rd, 2017Related News

Trump sticks to somber script, refuses to join guns debate

Trump sticks to somber script, refuses to join guns debate.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 2nd, 2017Related News

As calendar flips to October, the MLB postseason from A to Z

em>By Ben Walker, Associated Press /em> All those home runs by Aaron Judge, all those wins by the Los Angeles Dodgers, nicely done. Except none of that matters now — a sinker that bounces to the backstop, a liner that hooks barely foul, the whole script flips. October has a way of doing that. The Major League Baseball playoffs start Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium when New York hosts the Minnesota Twins in the AL wild-card game. A look at the 2017 postseason, from A to Z: strong>A: ALTUVE'S ASTROS — /strong>Generously listed at 5-foot-6, Jose Altuve is baseball's little big man. The do-everything second baseman won his third AL batting title and aims to lead the Astros to their first World Series crown. With the Houston area recovering from Hurricane Harvey, they're the sentimental favorites. strong>B: BULLPENS — /strong> Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman going long, Andrew Miller entering early, Clayton Kershaw as a closer. The old rules were out last October when it came to relief roles. We'll see what pops up in the 'pens this year. strong>C: CUBS VS. CLEVELAND — /strong>Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Corey Kluber & Crew, once more? It's been a while since a World Series rematch, when Reggie Jackson led the Yanks over the Dodgers in 1977-78. But, it's already been a ripe year for repeats — Warriors vs. Cavaliers, Alabama vs. Clemson. strong>D: DEBUTS — /strong>Strikeout king Chris Sale makes his first playoff appearance when Boston starts at Houston on Thursday in the best-of-five AL Division Series. Rockies bopper Nolan Arenado and Twins slugger Brian Dozier are postseason newbies, too. So is Nationals backup Adam Lind, after 12 years and more than 1,300 games. strong>E: EXTRA — /strong>Hmmm, anyone remember the last time a postseason game went to extra innings? Hard to top the Cubs' 10-inning, rain-delayed, 8-7 thriller over Cleveland in Game 7. The Red Sox are the experts of extras this year — they're 15-3, including seven straight wins. strong>F: FREE AGENTS — /strong>Sure, 20 teams are done. But their fans can always dream. Cubs righty Jake Arrieta, Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas and Rays thumper Logan Morrison are on the list of who'll soon be available. The most intriguing possibility might be Shohei Otani, a star pitcher and hitter in Japan. strong>G: GOOD TO SEE YA — /strong> Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez returns to the playoffs for the first time since 2009, when he was 10 for 17. Twins star Joe Mauer has been absent since 2010. And Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has pitched just once in Washington's three trips, heading into this matchup with the Cubs. strong>H: HOME FIELD — /strong>World Series home-field advantages go to the team with the best record. Thankfully, it's no longer based on who wins the All-Star Game. That means the Dodgers (104 wins) get first dibs, followed by Cleveland (102), Houston (101), Washington (97), Boston (93) and the Cubs (92). strong>I: INJURIES — /strong>Nationals ace Max Scherzer tweaked his hamstring, teammate Bryce Harper is getting over a bad knee. Banged-up All-Stars Miguel Sano of the Twins and Michael Brantley of the Indians might be able contribute this week. Might not. strong>J: JOE MADDON — /strong>A cool cat, he keeps his Cubs loose. He reveled in last year's rallying cry: 'Try Not to Suck.' The skipper became the toast of Chicago, ending that century-old drought. Funny, all those warm-and-fuzzy Wrigley Field feelings are gone now, at least beyond the Friendly Confines. strong>K: KERSHAW — /strong>He tied for the major league lead in wins and won his fifth ERA title. He's a three-time Cy Young Award winner and seven-time All-Star. But will anyone get more scrutiny in the postseason than Clayton Kershaw? Probably not, because the LA lefty is 4-7 with a 4.55 ERA in the postseason. strong>L: LOUSY WEATHER — /strong>Too bad, the temperature is often better suited for snowballs than baseballs. It was in the low 40s at Wrigley last year, and just imagine how it might feel in Denver or Minneapolis. If you want clear conditions, root for Arizona vs. Houston and their retractable roofs. strong>M: MANAGERS — /strong> Twin Cities native Paul Molitor, Torey Lovullo of the Diamondbacks and Bud Black of the Rockies are first-time skippers in the playoffs. Washington's Dusty Baker is back for his ninth try, still seeking that elusive first World Series championship. strong>N: NETTING — /strong>Fan safety has drawn special focus ever since a 1-year-old girl was recently hit by Todd Frazier's 105 mph foul ball at Yankee Stadium. Of the teams in these playoffs, three already had extended the netting to screen spectators: Houston, Washington and Minnesota. The Yankees say they'll have it next year. strong>O: OCTOBER — /strong>Of course. But if the World Series goes to Game 7, they'll go beyond Halloween and play on Nov. 1. strong>P: PUERTO RICO — /strong> Carlos Beltran, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa are among the many players from Puerto Rico trying to raise money and awareness for the damage done to their island by Hurricane Maria. Look for messages on caps and shoes over the next few weeks. strong>Q: QUICK? — /strong>Extra mound conferences, longer TV commercials, more pitching changes, they all contribute to slowing down the pace in the playoffs. MLB wants to speed up the action and avoid a repeat from last year, when postseason games averaged almost 3 1/2 hours. Not a good sign that regular-season games this year took more than 3 hours, 5 minutes on average, the longest ever. strong>R: ROOKIES — /strong>Yankees behemoth Aaron Judge broke the major league record with 52 home runs by a rookie, Dodgers surprise Cody Bellinger set the NL mark with 39. Other newcomers who could make an impact: Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, Cubs outfielder/infielder Ian Happ and 33-year-old Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel. strong>S: STREAKS — /strong> Jose Ramirez and the Indians set an AL record by winning 22 straight, the Dodgers dropped 11 in a row for their worst skid since moving from Brooklyn. A year after winning its first six postseason games, and in this season of streaks, Cleveland hopes to do it again. strong>T: TRADES — /strong>Justin Verlander (5-0, 1.06 ERA for Houston), J.D. Martinez (29 homers in 62 games for Arizona) and Jose Quintana (7-3, 3.74 for the Cubs) are some of the stars who were acquired in midseason trades. Yu Darvish, David Robertson and Eduardo Nunez also gave their new teams a boost. strong>U: UMPIRES — /strong>It won't be long before some team is hollering about an ump's strike zone. Those calls can't be contested, but others can. Some teams are very good at getting them overturned (Joe Girardi and the Yankees won 72 percent of their challenges). Others, not so much (the Nationals were right only 36 percent). strong>V: VOTING — /strong>All ballots for MVP, Cy Young and other major awards must be sent before the playoffs begin. These honors will generate plenty of debate before the winners are announced in November. Altuve or Judge, Kluber or Sale? strong>W: WILD CARDS — /strong> Madison Bumgarner and the 2014 Giants are the only wild-card team to win the World Series since MLB went to a one-and-done format in 2012. Before that, five wild cards took the title: Cardinals (2011), Red Sox (2004), Marlins (2003, 1997) and Angels (2002). strong>X: XANDER BOGAERTS — /strong> Perhaps the Boston shortstop might be the next infielder to really break out in postseason. Think Javier Baez, Daniel Murphy, Ben Zobrist and Alcides Escobar in recent years. strong>Y: YANKEE STADIUM — /strong> The playoffs begin the Bronx, with Yankees youngster Luis Severino starting the AL wild-card game, taking on Ervin Santana and the Twins. strong>Z: ZACK GREINKE — /strong>The Arizona ace is set to throw the first pitch in Wednesday's NL wild-card game at home against a familiar opponent. He's 2-1 in five starts vs. Colorado this year. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 2nd, 2017Related News

NBA Twitter reacts to Carmelo Anthony trade

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Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 24th, 2017Related News

'Game of Thrones' script leaked after HBO hack

'Game of Thrones' script leaked after HBO hack.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2017Related News

TURNING POINT: Controversial, Popular, and Right

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 26 July) – Keenly aware that he was terribly boring reading his equally boring speech, the President would intermittently abandon his script and rambled back and forth in the dialect on popular or controversial issues like his drug war, corruption, irresponsible mining and the damaged environment, climate change, terrorism, the [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2017Related News