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23 June 2017

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The first trailer for Jason Paul Laxamana's sci-fi film 'Instalado' has been released, showing McCoy De Leon's debut in the silver screen.

The film, which also stars Jun-jun Quintana and Francis Magundayao, is set in the future, where installation of knowledge to the human brains is considered as the highest form of education.

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Victor, played by De Leon of It's ShowTime, "cannot afford the sky-high cost of installation, which he believes is the key to improve his family's life. To raise money for installation, Victor abandons farming and works as the housekeep of a wealthy childhood friend who has become extremely successful after undergoing a series of installations."

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'Instalado' will be shown in select cinemas (Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, SM Megamall, Greenbelt 1 and SM Manila) from July 12 to 18 as part of ToFarm Film Festival 2017. 




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WATCH: Trailer for McCoy De Leon's indie debut 'Instalado'

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17 June 2017

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In line with the celebration of Pride Month, Film Development Council of the Philippines and LoveYourself presents "Prism: A Colorful Life in Motion," happening this June 18, 2017 (5PM) at the Cinematheque Centre Manila.

The event will feature short films showcasing stories of the LGBT. These films are Max Canlas' 'Akalingwan Nang Rosa,' Jill Singson Urdaneta's 'Firestarter' and Petersen Vargas' 'Lisyun Qng Geografia'.

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“Prism: A Colorful Life in Motion” is an LGBT Pride Event hosted by LoveYourself in collaboration with ISEAN-Hivos Program, TestMNL, Philippine NGO Council on Population, Health, and Welfare Inc., Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, PUSHPh, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Cinematheque Centre Manila, and Film Development Council of the Philippines.

For more details, visit GO.LOVEYOURSELF.PH/PRISM.  

FDCP celebrates pride month with 'Prism: A Colorful Life in Motion'

In line with the celebration of Pride Month, Film Development Council of the Philippines and LoveYourself presents " Prism: A Color...

09 June 2017

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Marvel released the first trailer for 'Black Panther', the studio's first film offering in 2018.

The trailer, which premiered during the NBA Finals 2017 game broadcast, showed our first extensive look on the fictional land of Wakanda. Its king, T'Challa, finds himself challenged "for the throne from factions within his own country." 
When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
'Black Panther' will serve as the titular character's first solo feature, and the first of three film offerings from Marvel Studios next year. It will arrive before 'Avengers: Infinity War' in May, and 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' in July.

Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as T'Challa, which had his debut appearance in 'Captain America: Civil War'. Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaue and Martin Freeman's Everett Ross will also be in the film, after having their brief introductions in previous entries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

Joining Boseman, Serkis, and Freeman is a powerhouse cast that includes Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett. 'Fruitvale Station' and 'Creed's Ryan Coogler directs the film.

'Black Panther' opens in Philippine cinemas this February 2018.


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Murder on the Orient Express trailer poster

20th Century Fox debuts the trailer and poster for 'Murder on the Orient Express', the much-anticipated re-imagining of the classic Agatha Christie book. 


Murder on the Orient Express trailer poster


The trailer unveiled its star-studded cast that includes Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Olivia Colman. Kenneth Branagh, who directs the film, will play the lead role of Hercule Poirot, the self-described "greatest detective in the world."



The film tells the story of Poirot, and his pursuit to find the suspect behind the murder that happened inside the Orient Express.      

Branagh said that he advised the cast to avoid watching Sidney Lumet’s (1974) adaptation of the film starring Albert Finney, and opt for a new and unique take. “Our goal is to try and find a new approach. That’s why classic stories are worth retelling,” he said, adding that “there are some surprises.”

“Murder on the Orient Express” opens November 8 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.




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Ang Huling Cha Cha ni Anita
The Film Development Council of the Philippines announced the four (4) independent films that will be featured on Cine Lokal's June 2017 line-up to be shown in select SM cinemas: Sleepless (Prime Cruz), Ang Huling Cha Cha ni Anita (Sigrid Andrea Bernardo), Area (Louie Ignacio), and Slumber Party (Emman dela Cruz).


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Sleepless (PG) is about two lonely insomniacs who found comfort in exploring the cities and talking about love, zombies and everything in between. Area (R16) is a story about a place where over-the-hill sex workers can be had for a can of sardines or even on credit. Finally, for our films in support of LGBT’s pride month, Ang Huling Cha Cha ni Anita revolves on the life of a 12-year-old Anita who fell in love with the new woman in town while Slumber Party is about three (3) gay bestfriends who had a sleep over vigil for an international beauty pageant but was interrupted by a young jejemon frat.


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Sleepless
The films will be shown at SM Mall of Asia, Megamall, North EDSA, Fairview, Southmall, Bacoor, Cebu, and Iloilo on the dates and times below:

June 2 - June 8
1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
Sleepless by Prime Cruz

June 9 - June 15
1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
Area by Louie Ignacio

June 16 - June 22
1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
 (in support of LGBT pride month)
Ang Huling Cha Cha ni Anita by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

June 23 - June 29
1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
(in support of LGBT pride month)
Slumber Party by Emman dela Cruz







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'Huling Cha Cha,' 'Sleepless' headline Cine Lokal's June 2017 line-up

Ang Huling Cha Cha ni Anita The Film Development Council of the Philippines announced the four (4) independent films that will be featu...

07 June 2017

wonder woman review philippines

Contrary to what it could actually become, ‘Wonder Woman’ doesn’t seem to lean on its tendencies to bombard itself with feministic viewpoints. There might be social and political implications underlined in its 2 hour and 20 minutes running time, but this film doesn’t seem to be concerned about it. What we have here instead is a heroine that does not fight for female empowerment nor equality, but the pursuit for love in all.  

On that note alone, this film is already quite a refresher. In the midst of superhero films and blockbusters wherein heroes are ignited by anger and tragic pasts, ‘Wonder Woman’ shines on having its titular character fight mainly for common good, no more. Even with prolonged sequences of war and violence, this film is surprisingly harmless. 


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Gal Gadot plays our main heroine Diana, whose previous appearance was in the climax of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ last year, which literally came out of nowhere. But at least we know where she came from in this movie: the island of Themyscira. This island is populated entirely by war-trained, bulky women, who believed that they can restore all-out peace in mankind if they managed to defeat Ares, the God of War. 

Diana only knew two things: what she heard from other people in her island, and what she read on books. She may knew everything from legends of Gods to reproductive procedures for pro-creation, but never on the life outside her home island. When British spy Steve Trevor accidentally crashes his plane on their shores, her presumption that all men beyond them are evil is instantly debunked. Steve wasn’t completely evil as what they thought he is after all. His intention was to only deliver a notebook he has stolen from the Germans to London. This notebook contains the Germans’ plan for a gas weapon that could easily wipe millions in a short time, triggering Diana to go outside Themyscira to battle who might cause all of these: Ares. 


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What happens throughout her journey is Diana’s unexpected discovery for her own self, as well as the discovery for the truth to humanity and their unforgiving declaration of inhumane decisions. 

One of the strongest aspects of ‘Wonder Woman’ is the fragility and innocence of its lead heroine. Diana might manifest a God-like strength, but there’s a large part of her that is truly human. Director Patty Jenkins could easily show Diana as an all-out fighter of evil, but that’s not really the case here. This Wonder Woman is more of an advocate than a hard-hitting Amazonian. And while the film tends to go preachy at times, the build-up and strong characterization for this character makes it all forgivable.

Under the DC Extended Universe banner, ‘Wonder Woman’ showed no signs of being dark and broody. If previous installments of this franchise such as ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ caters violence as the solution for violence, this film is going for love, even though at times this message goes on a blur because the film happens to be very violent at times.


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Gal Gadot proved her naysayers wrong and delivered quite a convincing turn as Diana, even better than her predecessor than Lynda Carter during the latter’s run in the hit television serial of the character. Her chemistry with Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor was also one of the biggest high points of the film, which eventually results to an effective emotional kick-off in the final minutes of the film.

Though the film is exceptionally made throughout, its portrayal of the villain is rather shallow. It came to the point wherein the arguments between the heroes and the foe turns into something unimportant since you don’t really care nor know much for the latter. 

Wonder Woman’ is a breath of fresh air for comic-book movies. If waiting seven decades to have this character pop-up on the big screen is an issue, then you have to give yourself some relief since this film is definitely worth the wait. It’s not perfect, but it’s a damn good one.


'Wonder Woman' is now showing in cinemas nationwide from Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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18 April 2017

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Media and Communication Department of the College of Arts and Sciences of Trinity University of Asia (TUA) will once again give recognition to various media practitioners, celebrities and media organizations in the Platinum Stallion Media Awards (PSMA) 2017

The theme for this year’s award is “Glam World”. The University is giving them recognition because of the relevant inspiration rendered to the creative thinking, intellectual gratitude and social growth of the Trinitian community through their outstanding contribution in the media industry.

The awarding ceremonies will be held at the University Theater on the 22nd of April from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Television and film personalities, other media personalities and network managers, print journalists, as well as talent handlers are expected to come and receive their awards. Country’s premier event stylist Michael Ruiz will set the stage design. Theatre arts and film director Joey Ting will direct the show.


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PSMA consists of various media-oriented categories in television, radio, film, advertising, visual arts, and the allied arts.  It will also feature the Trinitian Citation Award, which is given to personalities and programs that have exhibited impact and influence on the Trinitian community. Awardees for the Trinitian Citation Award are selected by members of the Media and Communication Department of the University and of the organizing committee.

Also, the University will honor its distinguished alumni who have marked success in the media industry through the Trinitian Media Practitioner Award. Previous awardees are news reporter Yvonne Aquino, news reporter and anchor Raffy Tima, news reporter Rafael Bosano, public relations practitioner Aaron Domingo, singer Bryan Termulo, and singer and actress Jaya Ramsey. This year’s recipients are actress Jean Garcia and actor AhronVillena.

About the PSMA

PSMA started in 2015 as laboratory requirements in the subject Media Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship for 3rd year students of Broadcasting and Communication Arts taught by Associate Professor Walter H. Yudelmo. Today, PSMA has become an important media award-giving body recognized by different media industries. Evidence of the previous PSMA can be searched through the Internet.

The awardees are annually selected through a university-wide survey participated by students, faculty, non-teaching personnel, alumni and other community members such as parents, janitors, and security guards of Trinity University of Asia.


The 2017 Awardees


This year’s awardees are the following:

AWARDS FOR TELEVISION

Best Male News Anchor 
TED FAILON (ABS-CBN)

Best Female News Anchor 
JESSICA SOHO (GMA7)

Best Male TV Personality
IAN VENERACION (ABS-CBN)

Best Female TV Personality
IYA VILLANIA-ARELLANO (GMA7)

Best Talk Show Host
VICE GANDA (ABS-CBN)

Best Primetime News Program 
STATE OF THE NATION with JESSICA SOHO (GMA7)

Best Morning Show
MAGANDANG BUHAY (ABS-CBN)

Best Noontime Show
IT’S SHOWTIME (ABS-CBN)

Best Primetime Show
FPJ’s ANG PROBINSYANO (ABS-CBN)

Best Drama Anthology
MAGPAKAILANMAN (GMA7)

Best Variety Show
ASAP (ABS-CBN)

Best Magazine Program 
KAPUSO MO, JESSICA SOHO (GMA7)

Best Documentary Show
 I-WITNESS (GMA7)

Best Educational Program
MATANGLAWIN (ABS-CBN)

Best Gag Show
BUBBLE GANG (GMA7)

Best Situational Comedy Program
PEPITO MANALOTO (GMA7)

Best Game Show
PEOPLE vs. THE STARS (GMA7)

Best News Program
TV PATROL (ABS-CBN)

Best Television Station 
ABS-CBN

AWARDS FOR FILM

Best Film Actor
PAOLO BALLESTEROS (GMA7)
(Die Beautiful)

Best Film Actress
JULIA BARRETTO (ABS-CBN)
(Vince & Kath & James)

Best Child Film Actor
AWRA BRIGUELA (ABS-CBN)
(Super Parental Guidance)

Best Child Film Actress
RHED BUSTAMANTE 
(Seklusyon)

Best Student-Oriented Film
SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN

AWARDS FOR RADIO 

Best Male AM Broadcast Journalist
MIKE ENRIQUEZ (GMA7)

Best Female AM Broadcast Journalist
KAREN DAVILA (ABS-CBN)

Best AM Radio Station
DZBB (GMA7)

Best FM Radio Program
TAMBALANG CHRIS TSUPER AT NICOLE HYALA (Love Radio-MBC)

Best Male Radio Disk Jockey
CHRIS TSUPER (Love Radio-MBC)

Best Female Radio Disk Jockey
NICOLE HYALA (Love Radio-MBC)

Best FM Radio Station
102.7 STAR FM

CITATION

Citation for Most Trusted Male Reporter
JIGGY MANICAD (GMA7)

Citation for Most Trusted Broadcast Journalist
LUISITA “LUCHI” CRUZ-VALDES (TV5)

Citation for  Best Public Affairs Program Host 
BOY ABUNDA (ABS-CBN)

Citation for Youth Character Model of the Year
COCO MARTIN (ABS-CBN)

Citation for Best Entertainment Program
EAT BULAGA (GMA7)

Citation for Best Children Educational Program
HI-5 PHILIPPINES (TV5)

Citation for Values-Oriented Program
BORN TO BE WILD (GMA7)

Citation for Best Radio Public Affairs Program
USAPANG DE CAMPANILLA (ABS-CBN)

Citation for Innovative FM Radio Broadcasting
107.5 WISH FM 

Citation for Musical Outbreak Artist
MICHAEL PANGILINAN

Citation for Best Regional TV Network
GMA NETWORK

AWARDS FOR PRINT

Best Female Print Journalist
HELEN FLORES (Philippine Star)

Best Male Print Journalist
ALEXIS ROMERO (Philippine Star)

Best Student-Oriented Magazine
GARAGE MAGAZINE

Best National Broadsheet
PHILIPPINE STAR

AWARDS FOR ONLINE MEDIA PLATFORM

Best Online News Outlet
RAPPLER PHILIPPINES

AWARDS FOR ADVERTISEMENT

Best TV Advertisement
MILO (Energy Gap)

OUTSTANDING TRINITIAN MEDIA PRACTITIONER

Trinitian Media Practitioner for Film
JEAN GARCIA (GMA7)

Trinitian Media Practitioner for Television
AHRON VILLENA (ABS-CBN)


Follow Platinum Stallion Media Awards on Facebook (facebook.com/tuapsma), Instagram (@tuapsma) and Twitter (@tuapsma) for announcements and updates. You can also e-mail them on tuapsma@gmail.com .  #PSMA2017


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14 April 2017

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

Fast and Furious 8’ is just plain stupid. And do we really care by now? Not really. 

The ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise has evolved from being a plain drag racing flick into something that is overwhelmingly ridiculous, and they keep upping the ante of madness each movie. So far we’ve seen cars jumping from planes, cliffs, and the skyscrapers of Dubai. In this recent installment, get ready to witness cars battling a submarine with missiles, in the middle of a melting ice track – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended).

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If its action sequences couldn’t get any more ridiculous, the film follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) becoming the big baddie against his team known as “family” after being manipulated by Charlize Theron’s character named Cipher through visuals on a phone. What’s in the phone, you may ask? We never really get to know the answer to that throughout the movie. 

Fast and Furious 8 review philippinesThe film has undergone a path of illogicality, filled with plot holes and physics rule breaking. But the film lets you know early on that it is indeed going to be ridiculous and cheesy, and giving the viewers to either embrace it or not. It also lets you know that this is going to be a myriad of mindless fun. Everyone in the cast that includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Kurt Russell, and Helen Mirren seems to enjoy making the film, and the audience must be the same also while watching it. 

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

Fast and Furious 8’ is also guilty of trying to become very serious at times. And when I say serious, I mean soap opera level of drama. Combining it with the fun, over the top action sequences, it fits very well, even though it gets to the point of being exhausting. 

Fast and Furious 8 review philippines

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Despite having glorious banters and fistfights between Statham and Johnson (which turned out to be the best part of the film), and the fact that this movie is itself consist of bad-yet-enjoyable moments, ‘Fast and Furious 8’ surprisingly ended up becoming a borefest on its supposedly pivotal moments. It was able to grab its enjoying audience, until it’s not. 

The geek rates it 5/10! 

'Fast and Furious 8' is now showing in cinemas nationwide. Rated G by the MTRCB.


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