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Ever watched a film that made you want to gouge your eyes out?
Films, as a medium, can either convey something wondrously magnificent or something absolutely horrid—and at extreme levels, they can be representative of all the things about humanity we’d rather not face. Some movies are just terrible. Not in the way Tommy Wiseau’s ...
 
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Any guesses for number one?
Sometimes movies are a one-off: two hours of visual entertainment, and then it’s done. Sometimes a movie necessitates a sequel; people need to know what happens next, and producers are only too happy to oblige. And then, of course, there are movies that ...
 
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Timeless tales of witches, exorcisms, and other paranormal entities to keep you up at night.
It may seem like time has flown and we're not quite ready for Halloween, but these 12 classic horror films should put you in the mood for the holiday. Our only disclaimer is that these haunting flicks might keep you up all ...
 
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Crisel Consunji says that OFWs need their stories told but are already 'strong' and 'empowered' on their own.
Local film festival Cinemalaya has always been a venue for Filipino films and independent filmmakers to shine, but it has also been a platform for creatives—directors, scriptwriters, actors, and producers alike—to shed light on issues worth greater discourse. This is exactly why ...
 
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The ultimate ten second car.
We all know Dominic Toretto loves his American muscle cars. Well, in real life, actor Vin Diesel fancies them just as much—and everyone knows it.Diesel, who was celebrating his 52nd birthday last week, was surprised by his Fast & Furious family on ...
 
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The director is a legend. But some of his films ain't even the same f*cking sport.
There's a reason Quentin Tarantino is among the most beloved American directors: Tarantino's personal story is a deeply American one. A self-made man who got to where he is based on his own talent and passion, he's gone from a film-obsessed video store clerk ...
 
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It’s in the movies inspired by the Beatles' music, however, that we find the most magic.
Over the course of their remarkably prolific career, the Beatles wrote 27 songs that reached Number 1 on the U.K. and U.S.’s major music charts. It’s no surprise, then, that the band and their music have inspired more than twice that number ...
 
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One of the season's biggest cliffhangers, explained.
The first two seasons of Stranger Things ended with pretty similar final battles. While the rest of the kids—and Hopper and Joyce—distract the monsters from the Upside Down, Eleven uses her powers to save the day. Stranger Things 3 appeared to be preparing for another big ...
 
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At a time when societies are as divisive as they are now perhaps what we need more than ever are people like President Manuel Quezon to put their empathy to action.
“Could I have done more?”Manuel Quezon, second President of the Philippines and the first of the Commonwealth, asks this question of his wife, Aurora, as they view a 1944 newsreel on the atrocities of the Nazi regime. The American cameras don’t hold ...
 
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Mikhail Red has yet another exciting project.
Those who grew up in the '90s would remember the mystical world that Magic Temple introduced. In the film, three boys with special powers battle against the evil forces that exist in the fantasy world of Samadhi, and they get help from magical creatures that ...
 
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Stop, stop, it's already dead.
Last year saw Michael Myers make a triumphant return in Halloween, a direct sequel to the original classic that (smartly) ignored all of the previous sequels.Not every horror franchise is as successful at refreshing itself though, and there are plenty out there that ...
 
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JZ gets acquainted with a canine friend, lovers during the Cold War, and the scammer behind "the greatest party that never happened"
Francois Truffaut said, “Three films a day, three books a week, and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” A good plan for spending your life, but for that annoying concept: bills. So ...
 
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Viewer beware, you're in for a scare.
The '80s were a phenomenal time for aficionados of the gruesome, the gory, and the ghoulish. Both independent and mainstream cinematic offerings delivered chills that stayed with you long after you'd left the theater and curled up in bed, wondering about what ...
 
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Introducing the movie formerly known as 'Fisting'
This would've been one of the best movie titles of recent memory, if not for a disappointing last-minute change. The feature formerly known as Fisting: Never Tear Us Apart, now renamed Never Tear Us Apart, is director Whammy Alcazaren's third film, slated to release as part of ...
 
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The burning question surrounding the next 'Star Wars Story'
As of yesterday, Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally showing in theaters in the Philippines. And after last December's The Last Jedi, it's good to get another fix of Star Wars.But the burning concern surrounding the movie is about its star, Han Solo himself: Did the ...
 
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"Ang Larawan" is the sole musical entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival this year, and it is a standout.
“A.”This was the grade all 11 members of the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB), the local film rating body, bestowed upon the movie-musical Ang Lawaran. Received on December 14, the grade is the latest accolade earned by the film, prior to its Christmas Day release.“Enthralling, ...
 
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Manet Dayrit, the president and CEO of Central Digital Lab talks about film restoration, what could be the next golden age of Philippine cinema, and Brad Pitt.
Manet Dayrit, the president and CEO of Central Digital Lab talks about film restoration, what could be the next golden age of Philippine cinema, and Brad Pitt.Fill in the blank: if you were not a film editor, you would be… I’ve always ...
 
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Take a deep breath, this is going to get complicated.
Movie twists are par great, obviously, but some of them are so complicated that they make you want to re-watch the film immediately. Here are some of the cleverest feints around, which are definitely worth a bit of extra exploration to really ...
 
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For over 40 years, we’ve seen the twists and turns of this film extravaganza.
The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is a martial law baby. It was launched in 1975, shortly after Metro Manila itself was formed. Since then, it has featured a variety of movies—from cinematic gems that made you want to shout, "Pinoy pride!" ...
 
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The 2000s is hailed as the Third Golden Age of Philippine Cinema.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) selected 18 films to be part of "A New Golden Age: Contemporary Philippine Cinema," an event that will run throughout June.Featured films include the sleeper hit On the Job; the four-hour Dostoyevskian tale Norte, Hangganan ng ...
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