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Urian Anthology 1990-1999

For the past 35 years, journalists and scholars have been documenting and preserving the history of Philippine Cinema. It is with great joy that the third volume of the Urian Anthology has finally been released.

The latest volume documents films released between 1990 and 1999.

Dr. Nicanor Tiongson at the book launching.

It is a must read for any true student of Filipino cinema and even more so for those who grew up with the films documented here.

I’m already looking forward to the next volume which includes the rise of independent films in the Philippines.

Kurosawa Film Festival

The Official Website of the University of the Philippines Film Institute

The Japan Foundation, Manila will be bringing in original 35MM prints of films of Akira Kurosawa. The best part, screenings are FREE!!
Every student of film should not miss this opportunity to see his films in the way they are meant to be, on the BIG SCREEN!

Screenings will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.

It’s been a while

Fox Searchlight – Never Let Me Go – Official Site

I know it’s been a while since I updated my blog. I’ve been very busy over the past few months but now I’m getting back into the rhythm of things I will be posting my huge backlog of posts.

It was a pleasant surprise to see on of my favorite novels adapted for the screen.

NEVER LET ME GO Theatrical Trailer in HD 06/15/10 Mulligan Knightley Garfield

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, “Never Let Me Go” is very runs on similar territory as his other books (Remains of the Day, The Unconsoled, An Artist of a Floating World, When We Were Orphans). Recollection.

I will definitely watch this then it comes out in theaters in October.

GI Joe The Rise Of Cobra Official Teaser Trailer in HD Superbowl Spot Ad

In the continuing trend in Hollywood to recreate my 80s childhood. I must say that I am definitely going to watch this movie when it comes out.

Just a question: why is the Baroness figured very prominently in this trailer?

Can’t Hardly Wait to be released this week on Bluray and DVD

Ten years after the “smartest teen movie” ever made came out, it’s finally getting its next generation release.

See if you can catch all the cameos.

Could this be the end of movies as we know it?

A $500 Million Week for Grand Theft Auto – New York Times

The music industry has been hit hard by the digital age and the tv and movie industry are still hanging on but it seems to be a losing battle against super fast broadband connections. The only ones that seem to be having a good year are videogames.

Halo 3, the big winner of 2007 in terms of sales outsold the entire Hollywood lineup in terms of money earned and the latest version of Grand Theft Auto seems to have done the same.

The New York Times reports that in a span of one week, the franchise has taken home $500M with 3.6M copies sold on the first day.

Sure it’s quite a wait between sequels but the overhead, depending on the franchise is either equal or smaller than that of a major motion picture.

Until pirates figure out how to completely fool game consoles, it looks like videogames will be the main choice of entertainment in this generation.

Seen last weekend

Originally uploaded by mdelamerced

I went to the mall this weekend and while waiting at the ATM near the cinemas this was next to it.
At first glance it looks like the same bench at Pixar Studios, but this one’s made out cardboard. It looks like they just got it up this weekend.

Anyhoo I’m making sure that I’ll be watching this movie when it comes out.

Just a note, this is the first Pixar full length film where a voice actor was not hired for the lead. This should be very facinating.