10 06 2007


i received an invite to join the cinemanila e-group… it’s so flattering to be invited ha — especially for a film nobody like me. dont know who sent it though, but im guessing it’s either sir mon (of dokyu), my video production prof at UPOU… or rica (ICU Bed), my gradschool classmate at PLM…  or maybe Sir Iglesias (Babae sa Bintana, etc), my prof in college, although I doubt if he’s a member — what with his busy sched —  a consultant probably.

Made me remember the time we had our film fest at school (college) and we got almost all of the awards.  Our film title: “Anino sa Buwan”.

Anyway, got this from the cinemanila site:

Entries to the Digital Lokal Competition of 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is June 24, 2007 .

The competition is open to all Filipino filmmakers with digital full-feature films (DV / HD / 24P / HDV) in Filipino, or any regional language/dialect with English subtitles. To be eligible for participation, films must be produced after January 2007 and should not have been exhibited commercially, locally or internationally or in prior local festivals. Entries must be 80 minutes (minimum) to 130 minutes (maximum) in length including credits.

The Entry Selection Committee will choose ten (10) local digital films from among the qualified entries, to participate in the Digital Lokal Competition.

The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival, organized by the Independent Cinema Association of the Philippines (ICAP) and MovPix International will be held on August 8 to 19 in selected theaters all over Metro Manila Philippines .

Aside from parallel competitions for full-length, short and documentary films, there will also be distinct exhibitions, tributes, marathon showings, conferences and other special events. Seminars and workshops will also be held during the festival and will cover subjects and issues on independent filmmaking. Directors,
producers, critics and actors throughout Asia , Europe and North America will be invited to attend the film event.

For entry forms and further details, please visit the Cinemanila website at www.cinemanila.com.ph or email us at cinemanila@gmail.com

You can also contact the Cinemanila Secretariat

41 Begonia St. Tahanan Village
Parañaque City 1700, Metro Manila , Philippines
Telefax : +632 770 4015
Phone : +632 842 9672
Website : http://www.cinemanila.com.ph

***  Ryan, sali ka na dali!


1 06 2007


soooooo sleepy.  went out to see this “zodiac” movie with oneng, and got home almost 1am.  the movie’s based on the life of a serial killer named “zodiac”, and how investigators in the 60-70’s went all out to identify him (zodiac has this thing about codes, he wanted journalists and investigators to crack his code or else, he’d kill people). 

anyway, the movie’s just okay for me — it was kinda dragging and super duper narrative.  it’s as if the director wanted to give each and every crime detail — or maybe, it was like that cause the director want the audience to have a feel of what it’s like to be an investigator in the 70s, when computers are not that “hightech” yet. 

speaking of “zodiac”, mine’s libra. what a segue, ahaha.

This, I got from astrology-insight.com:

“Librans would make a good judge, lawyer or politician. Their ability to be tactful and diplomatic in all circumstances is admirable, and a typical Libra trait. This is the one you turn to when you really need to figure out some social or workplace issue.

Candle light dinners, walks on the beach, soft moonlight on a summer’s night. These are the things that a Libra treasures because this is one of the most romantic of the signs. You can win the heart of a Libra by doing simple things, like flowers and cards.

You won’t find Libra sitting out all the dances that’s for sure! Very easy going and likeable, you will find Libra’s company a pleasure to enjoy. Even though they are outgoing, they are also suprisingly peaceful and calm of spirit.”

8 03 2007

magnum opus.

and that’s 300 — a film almost as visually appealing as a painting.  i dont really like guy flicks but this one’s an exemption. 


grabeh, it makes other action films look as cheesy as all of drew barrymore’s chic films combined.  it’s like looking at a hundred and one options to kill people — kick your enemies so they’d fall from cliffs, slash them dead with sharp swords, or behead them, or make a mountain out of dead people so when the enemies attack, you just have to push them all, and bury the enemies alive. it’s the best action film ive seen — ever. astig.



Anyway, here’s a synopisis: In the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. (http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809262865/info)

astig talaga.