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By Matikas Santos
Filipino anglophiles should ready their best “selfie” poses as well as their best jumpshots as top tourist attractions in the United Kingdom (UK), Stonehenge, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are coming to the Philippines for a three-day festival of British Culture.
By Fran Katigbak
The historical theme, imposing title, big Asian celebrities, and the drum roll that accompanied Jackie Chan’s 100th-film promotions all contrived to make an epic out of “1911 Revolution,” but what eventually appeared on the big screen didn’t quite fit the scale.
The National Board of Review named the futuristic romance “Her” best film and Spike Jonze best director in its annual awards.
By Brylle B. Tabora
Korean-American filmmaker Benson Lee probably has dancing in his blood. He grew up watching films like “Flashdance” in the 1980s and had engaged in dancing in his youth.
By Brylle B. Tabora
Pulitzer Prize winner Cormac McCarthy, whose novels have been adapted into film, has, for the first time, written an original script directly for the big screen.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
On Monday evening, my son and I finally caught the feel-good film “She’s the One.” The main conflict in the movie was how the lead character, portrayed by Bea Alonzo, could “move on” and reinvest in life after experiencing the loss of both her parents and staying stuck in unrequited love.
Italian director Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary “Holy GRA, which looks into everyday life off a Rome ring road, won a surprise Golden Lion for best movie at the world’s oldest film festival in Venice Saturday.
By Jodee A. Agoncillo
They are the man in the casket, the woman weeping at a wake, the jeepney driver, the household help in the background, the taong bayan (townfolk), the passers-by in a crowd, the anonymous faces in a mob scene.
They started as bit players, extras with walk-on parts or cameos until they graduated into characters who have speaking lines. Patiently, they worked their way up through the studio system until they got their big break and finally saw their names on the marquee. Here are some of them:
Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
I recently got the opportunity to grace the big screen, in a movie called “Coming Soon.” I do a cameo in a fashion show scene, one of several ladies in the audience watching lead star Andi Eigenmann walk down the ramp.
Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller “Savages,” featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir.