Oh, those long and colorful Pinoy movie titles of old

By Blas Bernaldez To start, dig this, "Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi." Here's another, "Sinong Pipigil sa Pagpatak ng Ulan?" These are no fake titles, they are real Tagalog movies circa 1970s to 1980s which incidentally starred the late Eddie Garcia and even our very own Laurice Guillen, a Butuan acclaimed stage and movie actress and now a noted director and film festival chair. But this should not be surprising as Pinoys are known to be imaginative starting even with story...

Why the ‘masa’ should see this movie

By Saberra Cruz I went out of the cinema house after the historical film, "Quezon's Game" ended and I felt proud, sad and disturbed. Proud because the movie is elegant and universally sensible, well written with terrific actors and cinematography and it’s about the Pinoys. Sad and disturbed because I wish a lot of people will see it—the movie house almost empty, and disturbed the “masa” have not risen its taste when it comes to mainstream movies beyond mediocre, escapist ones...

Jacky Chan, Jet Li, Ang Lee: Chinamen to the world

By Lito Tandoy I’ll never tire of Jacky Chan, the old time favorite of mine and many, many others. There is of course Bruce Lee, the legendary karate king, before him. Lee is the first, ever, among nameless Chinese character actors that introduced and conquered the world through martial arts on the big screen. Lee, Chan and Jet Li are everyman's heroes that popularized  not just Chinese martial arts but Chinese way of life in the turbulent countryside of China that made ...

Minimize Hollywood fixation, patronize Pinoy movies again like ‘Mr. & Mrs. Cruz’

By R Juan de Abril Hey Evangeline, I know you have given up Pinoy mainstream movies and blindly fixates on Hollywood that churns out equally predictable, formula and run-of-the-mill and mostly vengeful movies you hardly discerned. Now there's one Pinoy romantic movie that I wish your children will see it (and you of course for some cute revitalization) because I think this movie has to offer for some after-disastrous romance for young people to teach them to stand up independently ...

Pinoy movie paints male family members

By Patrice Sia It's been a long time I have not seen a Pinoy mainstream movie because as we all know (and complain about) its most of the time trivial and predictable. The last movie I saw on the big screen was what they call now an Indie (Independent) film by film-maker Lav Diaz reportedly from Maguindanao. The movie was "Ang Babaeng Humayo" which was quite good because it was realistically disturbing and narrates a big part of Pinoy society. So when a friend dragged me to "S...

‘Siargao’ movie to begin filming this May

By Ben Serrano The filming of the movie titled “Siargao” which will be shot entirely on Siargao Island, the surfing and game fishing capital of the country will start this May. Award winning film maker Paul Soriano, in an exclusive interview, said his movie “Siargao “ which will star Jericho Rosales and actress Anne Curtis with other popular teen idols will be submitted as official entry for the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival. Entire cast have to stay in Siargao for entire durat...

Movie for Peace Student Film Festival : Substance and Entertainment

By Ramon Jorge Sarabosing Judging of the Movie for Peace Student Film Festival took place last Saturday afternoon, Nov 26. As one of the five jurors, I bow my head in respect and recognition to the six entries from five colleges and one state university. All short films made by student film-making teams were substantive and entertaining. They give a compelling look of the region's social, political and economic picture as seen by today's creative youth sector. The films wer...


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