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‘Hobbit’ trilogy in explosive ending

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BASED on JRR Tolkien’s bestselling
book, “Hobbit” is
about the age-old battle
between good and evil.

Directed by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece, “The Hobbit,” by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Spanish film fest tours Davao, Zamboanga

“TRES Días con la Familia”
Directed by Christian Ditter, “Love,
Rosie” paints a rich and textured canvas of
a complicated yet lifelong bond between
Rosie (Lily Collins) and Alex (Sam Claflin),
beginning in their childhood, spanning a
trans-Atlantic separation, and enduring ups
and downs of romantic liaisons with just
about everyone except each other, resulting
in bittersweet consequences.
The film is based on Irish author Cecelia
Ahern’s best-selling novel, “Where Rainbows
End,” written when she was only 22.
This is a follow-up to her novel, “P.S. I Love
You,” which was also turned into a film.
The book was written in an epistolary
structure in the form of letters, e-mails, instant
messages and newspaper articles.
“The story is about two peoplewho really
have a deep love for each other but are constantly
being pulled apart,” said Ahern. “I

Instituto Cervantes de Manila is presenting the film cycle “Familia,” a series of Spanish films, this December at the FDCP cinematheques in Iloilo, Davao and Zamboanga.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

“Love, Rosie”: Childhood friends pulled apart, together

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Two childhood friends, who were seemingly destined for each other, march to the beat of different drummers as they set out on a life of one’s own. They try to patch things up, seeking to find their way back to each other before it is too late.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Last stand on Middle-earth

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COMPANY Time: Hobbit
Bilbo Baggins
(Martin
Freeman) and
the company of
dwarves prepare
for the big battle
ahead.

It is exceedingly bittersweet to see the wilds of Middle-earth one last time. Ever since director Peter Jackson first brought us to the Shire in 2001’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” Middle-earth seemed to be endless. After 13 years, five movies, a dragon’s weight in box office gold and 17 Academy Awards later, the end has arrived, with “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” capping the prequel trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s first book, the 1937 genre-defining fantasy classic, “The Hobbit.”

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

‘Interstellar’ demonstrates human ingenuity

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MATTHEW McConaughey
and Anne
Hathaway star in
the Christopher Nolanmovie.

Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” is big and complicated. It is ambitious and emotionally charged.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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