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‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen

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THE NEW film of Randall Wallace (“Braveheart” writer) is about the near-death experience of 4-year-old Colton, son of a Nebraska pastor-fireman (played by Greg Kinnear).

The faith of the small town in Nebraska is shaken when the son of Todd Burpo, a pastor cum firefighter, starts to see religious images and dead people after miraculously surviving an emergency surgery.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Unesco World Heritage German town utilized in Wes Anderson’s ‘Grand Budapest’

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PRODUCTION design sketch for the film

Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” recreates what appears to be Eastern Europe between the two world wars and is easily set to be the director’s most visually appealing work to date.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

In ‘Winter Soldier,’ Captain America is transported to hippie era–and wow!

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A SCENE from the film

Just when Steve Rogers, the chemically enhanced Captain America, is settling down peacefully in his town and coping with contemporary society after coming off a different era, the law-enforcement agency called S.H.I.E.L.D., of which he is a part, is attacked.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘300: Rise of an Empire’: Ancient history becomes fantasy-action movie

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SCENES from the movie.

The movie “300: Rise of an Empire” may be the follow-up to the hit 2007 fantasy-action movie “300,” but it takes a totally different turn.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Walt Disney vs ‘Mary Poppins’ author in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

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EMMA Thompson as P.L. Travers and Tom Hanks asWalt Disney in themovie

It is an unlikely clash: the charming Walt Disney with the curmudgeon author of the well-loved children’s classic “Mary Poppins.” But it makes for a gripping tale.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NCCA’s Dayaw-Taboan in Leyte: Arts seek solidarity with ‘Yolanda’ victims

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NATIONAL Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera witnesses cultural community rite.

Super Typhoon “Yolanda” may have put the Dayaw festival in Tacloban in the backseat (it was supposed to be held last November).

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘RoboCop’ remake closer to reality

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SCENES from “RoboCop”

In 2028 Detroit, after a cop was maimed and mangled in a line of duty, a multinational conglomerate called OmniCorp sees an opportunity to test their prototype on the victim to turn him into part-man, part-robot crime-fighter.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillante Mendoza leads NCCA’s Ani ng Dangal Awards

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Fifty-seven artists from different fields of arts will be honored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the Ani ng Dangal Awards at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila on Feb 2.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ gets an update

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BEN STILLER in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

In the 2013 film adaptation of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Ben Stiller plays a regular employee who, seeing his life fly past him, often retreats to the fantastic world of his imagination. Unbeknownst to him, this would lead him to a real adventure of his own.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Yveese Belen’s Gallery Nine exhibit traces arch of grief and recovery

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GALLERY Nine owner Amy Loste, artist-couple Frederick Pacheco and Yveese
Belen, Teresa Belen artist’s mother, NCCA National Committee on Galleries vice
head Delan Robillos, writer Jessica Robillos

Through a series of acrylic-on-canvas paintings, London-based Filipino artist Yveese Belen traces her love affair with the late artist Romeo Forbes, her foray into painting, and her struggle to cope with Forbes’ death.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin’ takes a fresh look at Filipino-American interracial romance

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CAI Cortez, Julia Clarete, Tuesday Vargas

Director Randolph Longjas’ “Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin” is a comical study of a Filipino-American couple trying to cope with one another’s cultural differences.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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