MOVIE REVIEWS: Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival 2018 (Part 1)

Here’s the first part of our festival report on Cinemalaya 2018 in which we cover Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon, Mamang, Liway, ML, Musmos Na Sumibol Sa Gubat Ng Digma and Shorts A. The 14th edition of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival runs from August 3 to 12 at Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and select cinemas in Metro

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‘The Nun’ director on contributing to ‘The Conjuring’ universe

Director Corin Hardy (“The Hallows”) collaborates with James Wan, director and producer of the record-setting horror hits “The Conjuring” and “The Conjuring 2,” to explore another dark corner of that universe with New Line Cinema’s horror-thriller “The Nun.” When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with

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WATCH: Final trailer for ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ released

TBA Studios has just released the final trailer for the much-anticipated historical biopic film, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. A sequel to the critically acclaimed “Heneral Luna,” Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral is also directed by Jerrold Tarog. It is based on the life of the young Gen. Gregorio del Pilar with Paulo Avelino playing the role of

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Sarah Geronimo is back on the big screen via Pinoy version of ‘Miss Granny’

After her successful concert tour in the US, and in celebration of her 15th anniversary in show business, Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo is back on the big screen via VIVA Films’ newest release, the drama comedy, “MISS GRANNY.” Co-starring with Multimedia Prince, James Reid and Kapamilya Heartthrob, Xian Lim under the able direction of certified hit

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‘BuyBust’ review: Mind-searing desperation and damnation in the hellish slums of Manila

Erik Matti’s ‘BuyBust’ could just be the catalyst in the second coming of Philippine action films. Looking at Erik Matti’s acclaimed body of work (2013’s On The Job and 2015’s Honor Thy Father), it’s safe to say that violence has always been a driving force in his brand of filmmaking. Whereas social media can easily

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Stellar voice actors unite for ‘Teen Titans GO! to the Movies’

To complement the voice actors playing the titular roles in Warner Bros. Animation’s “Teen Titans GO! To The Movies,” the filmmakers cast a roster of voice artists for the supporting characters, including Kristen Bell as Jade Wilson, Will Arnett as Slade, Nicolas Cage as Superman, Halsey as Wonder Woman and Jimmy Kimmel as Batman. “Casting

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‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ review: Uneven but wildly fun

While most of the jokes fall on a sitcom level, Susanna Fogel’s ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ still makes a serviceable action-buddy cop film, clearly overt with its feminist themes. Coming out a week after the release of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Susanna Fogel’s The Spy Who Dumped Me, though not the first of its

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Vhong Navarro travels back in time to get love back in ‘Unli Life’

Vhong Navarro returns to the big screen with his brand of comedy in Unli Life, Regal Entertainment Inc.’s upcoming movie offering. The film is also Regal’s official entry to the forthcoming Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino film festival. Just last year, Vhong entertained the audience with two comedy films: Mang Kepweng Returns; and the blockbuster hit

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Here’s your first look photo of new ‘Terminator’ movie

The untitled, in-production sequel to James Cameron’s original Terminator films has just revealed its first look photo with three women looking badass and ready for battle – in photo (from left to right) are Natalia Reyes as Dani Ramos, Mackenzie Davis as Grace and Linda Hamilton (returns) as Sarah Connor. The upcoming Terminator movie also

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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ review: Rare franchise consistently outperforming itself

With its sharp choreography and tight pacing, Christopher McQuarrie’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ solidifies itself as this year’s action movie to beat. Like its ageless franchise, Tom Cruise is simply an indestructible icon. The ‘Tom-Cruise-risks-his-life-for-our-entertainment’ show is back. See the legendary Ethan Hunt run, drive, climb, leap, swing and fight with 110% effort, while showing

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