Saturday, 30 November 2013

Movie Review: Call Center Girl

Teresa "Terry" Manlapat (Pokwang), an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) had been away from her family for 13 years, to help support their needs by working in a cruise ship. She comes back, only to find out that her husband just passed away. She is also faced with the problem of reuniting with her children, who had been terribly affected by the absence of a mother for many years.

Movie Review: When The Love is Gone

The film revolves around a woman (Cristine Reyes) and an older man (Gabby Concepcion) who meet serendipitously during a stormy time in their individual lives – she after discovering that her husband (Jake Cuenca) is gay, and he, after realizing how far apart he and his wife (Alice Dixson) have drifted from each other. They instantly fall in love with each other and not long after, decide to leave their spouses to live together.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay Official Poster and Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Offcial Entry

Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy Official Poster and Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry

Kimmy Dora ( Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry


My Little Bossings Official Poster and Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Offcial Entry

Boy Golden Teasers - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry

Kaleidoscope World Official Poster and Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry

Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir Poster and Official Trailer: Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry

Iloilo Poster and Trailer

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Kimmy Dora ( Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) Official Poster - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Slumber Party - Showing on November 27 2013

Monday, 25 November 2013

10,000 Hours Official Teaser Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry

Mga Anino ng Kahapon Poster and Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 New Wave Official Entry

Dukit Poster and Trailer – Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 New Wave Official Entry

Boy Golden Teaser – Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entry

Friday, 22 November 2013

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for The Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. 

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Movie Review: Death March

Death March was set in Bataan on 1942 tells the story of thousands of Filipino and American soldiers that were forced to march in the blistering heat amidst disease, starvation and maltreatment by the displeasured and disgusted Japanese guards. Miguel is horrified by the dead soldiers talking to him. Alex starts to hallucinate and question his sanity. Roy takes care of his wounded American captain and tries to keep him alive. In the middle of this nightmare, Hatori seems to be unreal - he is both angel, guard, officer and civilian at different times.

Call Center Girl Poster

Sunday, 17 November 2013

November 2013 Magazines!

Cinema One Originals 2013 Pics: Opening Night, Premiere Night and Awards Night

Cinema One Originals 2013 Winners

Saturday, 16 November 2013

My Verdict for Cinema One Originals 2013

Movie Review: Angustia

Don Victorino Hernandez, a creole secular priest from Manila, has two passions: botany and the total conversion of the native population particularly the Agtas, who in spite of the rigorous undertakings of Spanish colonialism continue to live in the hinterlands, giving them a notorious reputation in the minds of the lowlanders as well as the colonizers.

His initial assignment in an affluent parish in Bikol gives him the chance to pursue his interest in plants. The lush tropical landscape provides him with a variety of flora for his collection while he performs the task of conversion. He encounters Dunag, an Agta girl whose life will intertwine with his, along with Sikaw, her lover; and Guada, a former balyana or pre-colonial priestess.

Dunag, who eluded Sikaw in a tribal marriage practice, finds sanctuary in the church as well as in Don Hernandez. In her conversion to the Catholic faith, Dunag is guided by Guada, who continues to practice her animist beliefs despite being Hernandez’s convent help. In turn, Dunag helps Sikaw in his conversion when they decide to get married against the wishes of Don Hernandez. The priest sees this as an act of defiance against his own scheme for them; their marriage triggers his descent into paranoia and violence.

Don Hernandez is eventually reassigned by church authorities to a much smaller and much more desolate doctrina or mission post. Don Hernandez's faith and intellect are challenged by Natividad, a folk healer, who claims to have dreamt the Virgin Mary. Tormented by Natividad’s claim and after several haunting experiences, Don Hernandez decides his fate.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Movie Review: Iskalawags

One day, in the small peaceful town of Barrio Malinawon, seven young punks, who call themselves the Iskalawags because of their shared love for Filipino action movies (particularly those starred by their idol Jeric Raval), decide to set out on a mini quest to find the tree that according to Palot—the gang’s de facto leader—bears the lone papaya fruit as large as the belly of Intoy’s father.

Movie Review: Blue Bustamante

A father who works abroad as an OFW ends up secretly playing a superhero role in a Japanese TV show.

Movie Review: Alamat Ni China Doll

Helen lives with her grandmother in an idyllic island down south, at 25, she’s about to graduate from high school and start a new life. Things take a drastic turn when a journalist publishes an article about "China Doll."

Movie Review: Islands

Islands explore a cinematic journey of two astronauts. As they enter Earth’s atmosphere the structure transforms. The spacecraft becomes the meteor from a myth of a tribesman; it triggers an old lady’s memory of a lover from her past. As these diverse characters converge in a plane of reality, we confront a particular form of gravity we covertly feel—falling in love.

Movie Review: Ang Pagbabalat ng Ahas

A lower middle-class family moves in to an upper middle-class village where a mad scientist is keeping a snake-man.

Movie Review: Woman Of The Ruins

On a storm-ravaged island that has seen its share of tragedy, a person who has been assumed dead reappears and ignites a frenzy of reactions, ranging from ecstatic religious fervor to fear.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Movie Review: Saturday Night Chills

Aimless and bored with their everyday lives, three Chinoy friends spend their weekend nights together hanging out in brothels and bars. One night, the guys bump into their former class loser. Later on, the guys find out that he is a reputable “Banka” (bookie) in the illegal sports gambling scheme (Odds) in the Philippines. With their eagerness to be released from their average lives,they enter the world of “Odds”. Soon enough, the guys are already earning big money, but all good things are meant to come to an end when an unexpected incident will test their friendship and will permanently change their lives. 

Movie Review: Riddles of My Homecoming

Alfad, a Lumad whose soul returns to his homeland to settle unfinished businesses and to finally rest. It is based on the Lumad’s belief that when a person dies his soul goes back to his homeland.

Movie Review: Kabisera

Andres discovers what he is capable of an how much he is willing to risk for the people he loves.

One man's transformation from a naive, innocent man to a ruthless father, friend and eventually, a drug dealer.   

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Movie Review: Philippino Story

A cautionary tale about the dangers of male prostitution.

Movie Review: Shift

Estela, an idealistic, call center slacker is mentored by Trevor, a pragmatic, senior agent. Their interaction develops into an unconventional relationship that would challenge their most personal convictions.

Movie Review: Bukas Na Lang Sapagkat Gabi Na

Four interconnected stories during the height of the Martial Law crackdown against rebels. The palpable aura of fear leaves Filipinos in a state of paralysis, unable or unwilling to move until the dark cloud of history passes over.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Movie Review: Sitio

A family from the city returns to the province in search of a simpler life, they find more problems and setbacks instead.

Movie Review: Bendor

An obscure 55-year old woman experiences life’s absurdities at the crossroad of her journey through old age. Blondie lives a contemplative daily life as a candle vendor around the periphery of Quaipo Church. On the side, she sells illegal pills of Cytotec, an abortifacient, serving desperate pregnant clients. The story covers 3 days in her outrageously unusual life.