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HENERAL LUNA THE MOVIE

Top 5 reasons to watch Heneral Luna

 

 1. Top caliber performance from great actors Most of the actors of this Jerrold Tarog film are underrated individuals who may not be amongst the league of the most bankable stars (read: blockbuster) in Philippine cinema but even though, these actors have earned different recognition and awards from various award-giving bodies here and abroad. The lead actor John Arcilla who played General Antonio Luna, bagged the Best Actor Award for MMFF 1996 for the movie Mulanay; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Urian 1998 for Ligaya Ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin; and many more. In 2012, John was cast in the International movie The […]

9TH INTERNATIONAL SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

Austrian film Orlacs Hände at the 9th International Silent Film Festival in Manila

 

 Dubbed as the only one of its kind in Asia, the 9th  International Silent Film Festival in Manila welcomed its new member–Austrian film Orlacs Hände (The Hands of Orlac), the 1924 horror film based from Maurice Renard’s novel and directed by Robert Wiene. The film featured Paul Orlac, a world famous pianist whose hands are the tools of his trade and his wife’s favorite part of his body, are mangled in a horrific train accident. His wife seeks the help of a surgeon to try and save Orlac’s hands. Eventually, the surgeon transplants the hands of a recently executed murderer. […]

THEY FOUND LOVE IN DYSTOPIA. Divergent is a film that could very well challenge young-adult dystopian Hunger Games and The Maze Runner.

Divergent is a must-see film that could very well challenge young-adult dystopian Hunger Games and The Maze Runner

 

 First, our one-liner review – “Divergent is a must-see film that could very well challenge young-adult dystopian Hunger Games and The Maze Runner.” What we think of the movie After Hunger Games, Divergent will be the next most talked about movie in the league of post-apocalyptic war dystopia story-line. Divergent is based on best-selling novel by Veronica Roth. Set 100 years after the war in an era where people are divided into factions to determine their roles in a ‘perfect world’  where peace and order is controlled by Erudite, faction of the intelligent people, led by Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) […]

THE MARKED ONES. Will the spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones heats up the excitement for the fifth installment?

Will the spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones heats up the excitement for the fifth installment?

 

 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opened in theaters on January 29, 2014 as the first horror flick salvo from United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation. The opening scene starts on a high school graduation rites with buddies Jesse and Hector rejoicing around. Jesse received a video camera as gift from his dad and soon played around recording every jack-ass moments with Hector. As they tweaked recordings, they eventually stumbled a long-time secret hidden under their noses, a dark secret by a rumored witch, Ana – a neighbor living at the basement flat of their apartment compound. They discovered eerie and weird things afterwards […]

Man of Steel is the link from the untold stories between the earlier Superman movies.

Man of Steel is the link from the untold stories between the earlier Superman movies

 

 So it fell short from their expectations. That, would most Smallville fans would react on Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan‘s Man of Steel. Others who grew up with the man in red cape would say that Christopher Reeves‘ more handsome than Henry Cavill. For us, Man of Steel is the link from the untold stories between the earlier Superman movies which failed to bring on the silver screen. Well, not all in the newest superhero film were in exact like the part where Lois Lane knew Clark Kent‘s secret identity way before the guy from Kansas applied as a reporter […]

Fast & Furious 6 promotional poster.

Fast & Furious 6 is a high-octane installment

 

 Almost forgot to write about Fast & Furious 6 until we read a movie review from an online news magazine today. The writer was referring this latest franchise as ‘not really an action movie‘ but rather as ‘fantasy to freedom‘ type of film, in his own words. But he, yes the writer goes by a name of a guy, acknowledged all the punching, jumping, car chase, shootings, explosions, et al. Which, we find, absurd. All the comments from readers from his piece puts his integrity on the line, like making his opinion as if he’s not a fan of the […]

Never thought that a tear would rolled-out into our cheek for Les Misérables.

Never thought that a tear would rolled-out into our cheek for Les Misérables

 

 At last, we have seen the highly-anticipated movie from last year, a gigantic 2012 British musical drama film production based on the musical of the same name by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg which is in turn based on Les Misérables, the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo. Netizens has been praising (and criticizing) the film, from its ensembles of actors up to its musical repertoire, some would have been rushing to the record stores to buy the Les Misérables Original Soundtrack – and we found out the answers to our questions. Never thought that a tear would rolled-out into […]

Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher premieres in TriNoma Mall.

Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher premieres in TriNoma Mall

 

 In a timely story about brutal and random gun shooting incidents happening here and abroad, Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher premieres in TriNoma Mall, a new movie based on One-Shot, the ninth in the series of Reacher novels by author Lee Child. A suspense-crime story with cunning mysteries unfolding The movie from its trailer is already quite interesting which brings a hanging question “Who is Jack Reacher?” A suspense-crime story with cunning mysteries unfolding as the protagonist searches for the truth behind the random shooting by a sharp-shooting assassin who also is ex-military, a trained sniper, which leaves five people dead. […]

On 12 June, at Aguinaldo's ancestral home in Cavite, Philippine independence was proclaimed and The Act of Declaration of Philippine Independence was read. The act had been prepared and written in Spanish by Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista, who also read its proclamation.

El Presidente vividly recaptured Philippine Revolution on the big screen inspired by the memoirs of Emilio Aguinaldo

 

 To begin with, El Presidente, official entry to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival – also awarded 2nd Best Picture, is a good film that touches the turbulent periods in Philippine history. Every scene is carefully directed, no dragging moments, fast-paced, minimal suspense, and a take to replicate what really had happened during those period years. El Presidente vividly recaptured Philippine Revolution on the big screen inspired by the memoirs of Emilio Aguinaldo and was well directed by Mark Meiley giving importance from the littlest details (make-up, soundtrack) to the most noticeable aspects (cinematography, special effects, acting) on the big […]

Rewind: The Best of 2012.

Rewind: The Best of 2012

 

 As the New Year’s countdown is fast approaching and before 2012 ends, allow us to share to you all the best and happenings of this roller-coaster year that we took part of. From lifestyle, entertainment, news, travel, food, and everything in-between, Juan Manila Express was there to capture it all for us to share. So here it is, Rewind: The Best of 2012! JANUARY Figaro launched the Milk Tea Craze ALCATEL One Touch Fashion Meets Tech Mikey Bustos Bloggers Meet Markki Stroem Bloggers Meet Yeng Constantino Bloggers Meet MCA Music – Music Comes Alive SM City North EDSA The Block […]