Author: Cinema Bravo

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ goes straight to PH

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music.

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Ethan Hawke uncovers family crime in ‘Regression’

Regression, which means an act of going back, stars Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson at the backdrop of Minnesota, 1990. The film follows detective Bruce Kenner (Hawke) investigating the case of young Angela (Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.

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Sineng Pambansa awards scriptwriting tilt winners

The winners of the Sineng Pambansa Climate Change Scriptwriting Contest were awarded at the Film Development Council of the Philippines on September 17, 2015. The top participants of the Full Length Documentary category and the Short Fiction feature category received their Certificates of Award and claimed their prize earnings.

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‘Pan’ gears up to bring to life Neverland around the world

Gearing up for the release of the big screen, family adventure Pan, Warner Bros. Pictures has been bringing the film’s magical world to life with exciting and unique events across the globe. Global superstar Hugh Jackman, who plays the fearsome pirate Blackbeard, along with Levi Miller, who brings the iconic title character of Peter Pan to life, and acclaimed director Joe Wright will celebrate and experience many of these exciting versions of Neverland in person with fans, and will be joined at several stops by Rooney Mara, who plays Tiger Lily, and Garrett Hedlund—Hook before the hook.

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Película Spanish Film Festival 2015 runs Oct 8-18 at Greenbelt 3

From October 8 to 18, PELÍCULA-PELIKULA, the Spanish Film Festival, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Intramuros Administration, the 2015 edition of the Spanish Film Festival will screen around 30 films.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

The part where an awkward guy meets a lovely girl diagnosed with cancer. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl could be a love story but this is rather a story of mismatched friendship. The premise could simply sound familiar until one finally sees the beauty, wit and charm in watching through and through. Apologies to the followers of the likes of The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and Now is Good (2012), but this particular one is more than the usual dose of a tear-jerker. Instead of making its audiences cry, it intends to let them care for and see through its characters.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Everest (2015)

In Everest, it is all throughout about the concept of “man versus nature”. The competition is not between people; the last word always belongs to the mountain. And so as the story unfolds and we take a good look at the tragic reality of the May 1996 expedition in which eight climbers died, the experience is dizzyingly hard to bear but it is as entertaining as how it should be for its intrepid stunts and special effects.