‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ review: Deconstruction of a glorified hero

Jerrold Tarog’s ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral‘ works better as an ensemble piece than a character study. Still, its a marvelous technical achievement. The 2015 sleeper hit Heneral Luna stupefied us with an image of a burning Philippine flag and General Antonio Luna’s impassioned voice, “Bayan o sarili? Pumili ka!” It’s a rhetoric posed to the modernContinue reading “‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ review: Deconstruction of a glorified hero”

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 ofContinue reading “WATCH: Final trailer for ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ released”

WATCH: Paulo Avelino stars in new trailer for ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’

Mark your calendars! ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’ is finally coming to theaters on September 5, 2018! The highly anticipated follow up to the box office hit ‘Heneral Luna’ has announced its official playdate alongside the release of a new teaser video and teaser poster.   In the new teaser, the audience is given a chanceContinue reading “WATCH: Paulo Avelino stars in new trailer for ‘Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral’”

Celebrate Independence Day with free screenings of ‘Heneral Luna,’ ‘Bonifacio’ at Cinema ’76

In celebration of the 119th Philippine Independence Day, indie hub Cinema ’76 will hold free screenings of “Heneral Luna” and “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo” on June 12. These historical films showcase the patriotic life of Filipino heroes General Antonio Luna and Andres Bonifacio respectively. June 12 (Monday) 12:00 PM — Heneral Luna 2:00 PM — Bonifacio:Continue reading “Celebrate Independence Day with free screenings of ‘Heneral Luna,’ ‘Bonifacio’ at Cinema ’76”

‘Patintero,’ ‘Heneral Luna’ Deluxe DVD launch invade ToyCon 2016

The cast of the films “Patintero: Ang Alamat ni Meng Patalo” and “Heneral Luna” treated legions of pop culture fans with a special Independence Day presentation at the recently concluded ToyCon 2016 + Pop Life FanXperience. John Arcilla and Mon Confiado of “Heneral Luna” were greeted with loud cheers from the crowd as they officiallyContinue reading “‘Patintero,’ ‘Heneral Luna’ Deluxe DVD launch invade ToyCon 2016”

GUIDE: Cinema ’76 Film Society screenings in April 2016

San Juan, Manila — Cinema ’76 Film Society is the latest addition to Metro Manila’s ever-growing list of cinemas. Located at 160 Luna Mencias Brgy. Addition Hills, San Juan City, Cinema ’76 is a micro-cinema dedicated to bringing the latest Filipino independent films as well as English and foreign-language films to its discriminating movie audience.Continue reading “GUIDE: Cinema ’76 Film Society screenings in April 2016”

‘Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo’ screens producers’ cut in cinemas

Historical films, which were once considered unexciting, have now crossed over to mainstream pop culture thanks to the unprecedented success of the movie Heneral Luna. The film has sparked a yearning and curiosity among Filipino filmgoers for movies with a similarly rich historical and cultural value. Among the films that have gained renewed attention isContinue reading “‘Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo’ screens producers’ cut in cinemas”