Kevin Costner Breaks Chains of Discrimination in the Highly-Inspiring “Hidden Figures”

The legendary Oscar winning actor Kevin Costner stars in the highly-inspiring movie based on the lives of real women who dared the odds in “Hidden Figures” along with Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Taraji P. Henson, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Grammy nominated Janelle Monáe , Golden Globe nominee Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons with a powerful score from multiple Grammy winning musician/composer Pharrell Williams. … Continue reading Kevin Costner Breaks Chains of Discrimination in the Highly-Inspiring “Hidden Figures”

“Oro” Review: Politics and The Powerless

ORO (2016) Review Directed by Alvin Yapan The perfect anti-MMFF movie this year, Oro does not offer a pleasant story for the whole family as it is based on the tragic true events about the “Gata 4 Massacre” in Gata, Caramoan, Camarines Sur and its effect on its viewers is as painfully raw as the one who experienced it first hand. But the film is actually more than … Continue reading “Oro” Review: Politics and The Powerless

#MMFF2016: Irma Adlawan’s “Kapitana” Role in Alvin Yapan’s “Oro”

ORO is about the lives of simple folk caught between the crossfire of Kapitana (Idlawan) accused of political patronage, and Patrol Kalikasan using the environment as a front for their own political and economic interests on the small mining community.  As the provincial government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) fight over the jurisdiction over small-scale mining operations, Elmer (Bascom) and Linda … Continue reading #MMFF2016: Irma Adlawan’s “Kapitana” Role in Alvin Yapan’s “Oro”

MOVIE REVIEW: Deepwater Horizon (2016)

DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016) Review Directed by Peter Berg From directing a non-fiction war film, Peter Berg is back where he’s good at, mounting suspenseful sequences that also dare to get the audiences emotionally invested with the characters. Deepwater Horizon is a moving tale of courage and bravery. The film does wonder with its drama, its suspense and the humanity in its story, and it’s more than you could ask … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Meryl Streep Stars in the Inspiring True Story ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

 From Stephen Frears, the director of “The Queen” and “Philomena” comes an unforgettable heartwarming and funny story that will bring the audience to tears in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the inspiring true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer.  Starring two of the best loved actors worldwide, Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the film celebrates the … Continue reading Meryl Streep Stars in the Inspiring True Story ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

“Miracles” Are Around Us Everyday, Says Mother-Author Christy Beam

Based on the inspiring book and astonishing true story of the girl rescued by an out-of-the-blue accident, comes Columbia Pictures’ “Miracles from Heaven,” the rousing portrait of a family suddenly discovering joy and promise in the most tumultuous moment of their lives. Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Garner stars as Christy Beam, a tenacious, devoted mother whose world is flipped upside down when her daughter Anna … Continue reading “Miracles” Are Around Us Everyday, Says Mother-Author Christy Beam

Academy Awards’ Best Picture ‘Spotlight’ Back in PH Cinemas

For a limited time you may now watch SPOTLIGHT, the Oscar pick for Best Picture, back at select cinemas: Eastwood, Gateway, Powerplant, Robinsons Galleria, and the newly opened Cinema ’76. The movie won two Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture in the recently concluded 88th Academy Awards. It also had four other nominations with Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams in the Actor/Actress in … Continue reading Academy Awards’ Best Picture ‘Spotlight’ Back in PH Cinemas

MOVIE REVIEW: The Finest Hours: The IMAX 3D Experience (2016)

THE FINEST HOURS (2016) Review Directed by Craig Gillespie Based on a true story about a daring and almost impossible rescue of coast guards composed of four lead by Bernard “Bernie” Webber (Chris Pine) to a group of seamen lead by Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) surviving to steer the stinking stern of their tanker which was already in half caused by the huge waves. The film … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: The Finest Hours: The IMAX 3D Experience (2016)