Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My Best Local Films for 2013

My Best Magazine Cover of 2013

MMFF 2013 Fifth Day Box Office Gross

Sunday, 29 December 2013

My Verdict for Metro Manila Film Festival 2013

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Movie Review: Kaleidoscope World

The underlying concept of Kaleidoscope World is to pay homage to the music titles of Francis Magalona that deal with love, societal issues and Pinoy pride. The film is a straightforward love story between a poor boy and rich girl who both have a love of hip hop dance. Hip hop dance genre is its musical foundation and the other pillars of hip hop which is rap, graffiti art and DJ mixing were showcased. 

Movie Review: My Little Bossings

Torky is a bookkeeper working for Baba, a millionaire cash management specialist. Because of some conflict in her business that puts her life in danger, Baba entrusts the safety of her son Justin to Torky who takes him home to meet his niece Ice and Ching, the street urchin that the latter took under her wing. Given that Justin is not particularly fond of Torky, how all four of them would get along under one roof becomes the focus of the story. 

Friday, 27 December 2013

Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Winners

Movie Review: 10,000 Hours

The journey of a man who has lived his life by the law and for the law. But, he is also a man betrayed by the law. An embattled senator becomes a fugitive as he gets caught up in a series of political controversies

Movie Review: Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir

The San Diego Mission arrives in the Marianas where the young Pedro, a trained catechist and mission assistant, begins work for Fr. Diego de San Vitores in baptizing the Chamorro natives, preaching the holy gospel and spreading the good news of salvation through the Christian faith amidst paganism, doubt and disbelief.

Despite the longing for his father and the threats to their lives, even at the peril of death, Pedro and Fr. Diego continued their missionary work. They roamed the dangerous islands and baptized many more natives and continued to enlighten them about Christianity. 

Movie Review: Kimmy Dora ( Ang Kiyemeng Prequel)

Twin sisters with opposite personalities are to made to work their way up their father's company, trying out different jobs within the huge conglomerate. 

MMFF 2013 2nd Day Box Office Result

Movie Review: Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy

A case of mistaken identity, when one of the siblings is caught for the other's supposed act of stealing, leads to the two pairs' reunion. But instead of rejoicing, the quadruplets bicker, apparently due to their different upbringings. It doesn't help that their parents have issues left to settle.

Movie Review: Boy Golden: Shoot To Kill

From the shadows of gangland Manila rises a familiar gangster; thought as dead by many but now back and thirsty for revenge. Arturo Porcuna, now known as “Boy Golden”, treads back to the streets of gangsters to seek revenge against an old adversary.

Along the way he meets Marla Dee, a sexy, stunning woman filled with vendetta against the same gang leader Boy Golden is after. Together, they join forces, along with a handful of friends, to satisfy their own thirsts of revenge.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Movie Review: Pagpag

Cedric (Daniel Padilla) and his friends accidentally visit a funeral that is set up by Leni (Kathryn Bernardo). Every member of the group unwittingly breaks one superstitious belief after the other including the dreaded pagpag as each of them went directly home after the funeral. Unbeknownst to Cedric and Leni, they brought home a malevolent and vengeful spirit.

Cedric and Leni are forced to team up in the hope of containing and abating the wrath of the vengeful spirit and eventually vanquishing it in the process. But as they struggle to succeed, more mishaps occur and they run out of options in saving their family and friends.

MMFF 2013 First Day Box Office Gross

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

MMFF 2013 Parade of Stars and Cinema Evaluation Board Ratings

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

December 2013 Magazines!

Bride For Rent Official Poster

Movie Review: Ang Misis ni Meyor

Melba is the wife of a slain farmer-leader whose murder is attributed to an incumbent governor. She goes to the city to appeal the case and to seek out a new life after the tragedy. Working as a staff member at the office of City Councilor Martin Morales, she is introduced to the life inside politics. Eventually she will be deeply involved, as her decision to marry the budding politician lays a carefully planned agenda. 

Monday, 23 December 2013

Movie Reivew: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan (Philippines)

Movie Review: How to Disappear Completely

Review: The Search for Weng Weng

Review: MMFF New Wave 2013 Short Films and Animation Section

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Boy Golden: Shoot To Kill Official Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013

Movie Review: Ang Maestra

Ang Maestra tells the life of Antonia Dela Vega (Perla Bautista), a retired teacher living under the care of her grandson, Raphael (Biboy Ramirez). The movie captures how this caring, dedicated and passionate school teacher deals with the present, while coping with her past and her senility.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Movie Review: Mga Anino ng Kahapon

Anino ng Kahapon (Shadows of the Past) is about a family dealing with the challenges of a member with schizophrenia. 

Movie Review: Dukit

A story of a man who creates god and his personal battles against his own demons. A tribute to the town's century old woodworking tradition, their faith to their GOD and Patron Saint Santiago, their devotion to the church and the willingness of the few remaining woodcarvers to retain the woodcarving tradition in spite of this modern generation.

Cinemanila International Film Festival 2013 Schedule

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Movie Review: Saka Saka

Saka-Saka” refers to kept hitmen by moneyed politicians who live in the remote areas of the province. Their main source of livelihood is farming. They descend the mountains when tasked to kill prominent targets assigned to them. A tale of two brothers turned killers for hire after the death of their parents.

Movie Review: Island Dreams

An underprivileged Filipina dreams of becoming a singer meets an American vacationer heading to the island looking for a one night stand, both ultimately finding something else. As the two embark on the journey, they both find themselves gravitating towards the promise of that true love. But will they be brave enough to realize that the myth and the place and their own pains actually make them vulnerable to something beyond their control? And whether it is true love or not, they will both have to journey from the head to the heart.

Monday, 16 December 2013

MMFF New Wave 2013 Schedule

Friday, 13 December 2013

Ang Maestra Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave 2013

Thursday, 12 December 2013

My Take on Upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave 2013 Official Entries

Boy Golden: Shoot To Kill Official Poster and Teasers - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Offcial Entry

Saka Saka Poster and Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 New Wave Feature Official Entry

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Movie Review: Iloilo

Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid Teresa. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, starts to form a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family.

Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entries

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Island Dreams Poster and Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 New Wave Feature Official Entry

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

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

Monday, 2 December 2013

Poll: What film are you going to watch on Metro Manila Film Festival 2013?