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PAUWI NA also known as PEDICAB (R-13) 2016

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The Philippines answer to MODERN FAMILY :-p

The title is PAUWI NA(Going Home...On the Way Home...Homeward Bound) also known as PEDICAB(pedal pushed trike).  I read some international articles think that Pauwi Na's translation is Pedicab, though they get the story.
The story, though sort of presented in a lighter manner, is very profound.  It's based on an article in the early 2000s when a family due to lack of funds wanted to go home to Leyte using just a pedicab. Of course, that's quite impossible because the bridge at the edge of southern luzon does not exist...yet.
Having an irreverent sort of "Jesus Christ" is nothing new, but if you listen to his advices, towards the end, even if he did sort of judged all priests, you would like this Jesus played by JESS MENDOZA.  Thankfully, the priest(BIMBO BAUTISTA) he judged was not all that bad.  He just got tempted and that's why we have to pray for them(yeah, spoiler alert).
CHAI FONACIER is getting to be a favourite …

100 Tula Para Kay Stella (PG) 2017

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Naka move on na po ako...natuwa lang ako sa eksena na ito.
This blog entry might have a few spoilers, but I'll try my very best to have none, unless I couldn't help it.
How do I start this entry then?
Maybe I'll start with what I like best and probably you would consider this a spoiler:  Fidel(JC Santos) was able to gain confidence because his roommate and his org mates believed in him.  When people have potential, we should not bring them down and we shouldn't laugh at their imperfections.  Instead, we should encourage them to be the best of what they could be.  Sometimes that's all people need.  A pat on the back...a bit of a push...they don't need jeerers and hecklers who tantamount to being bullies.
I also like the ending.  It proves that EVERY scene is important. There is integration and every character or at least every main character learned a thing or two leading them to be wiser and more mature.  In the middle of the story I really wished it would turn ou…

#Respeto #Cinemalaya2017 (R-13)

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CAST AND CREW OFFICIAL WEBSITE Abra as Hendrix Isang binatang nangangarap na rapper ang mangangahas na sumuong sa maduming mundo ng underground hiphop. Makikita niya itong paraan para makalaya sa "squatters" nilang tinitirahang malapit nang ma-demolish. Isang kilalang bugnuting matandang makata na napag-iwanan na nang panahon at pag-asa ang magiging daan para makamit niya ang respeto ng madla. Gayun din, muling maapuhap ng matanda ang simbuyo para muling magsulat at ang respeto para sa kapwa--na kaniyang iwinaksi dahil sa mga kaganapan noong Martial Law.- Facebook Page

Dad had a dinner meeting with one of his close friends and classmates so mom and I took the opportunity to watch a Cinemalaya 2017 entry.  There were two movies that were going to be shown at seven in the evening, so the lady at box office let us choose.  We chose RESPETO and it was a great choice(I'm sure the other one, Bagahe, is also...).  The audience applauded.  Besides being a thought provoking film, th…

Celeste: #CelebratingCesar #Awesome_at_sixtyseven

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After the concert I was so high above the clouds that if only I was spotless, I wouldn't mind knocking on heaven's door to ask God to let me enter.  While watching the concert I let some words dance in my head as I was trying to conjure what the content of this blog is.  When my folks and I reached home, all those things I prepared to say vanished into thin air.
After 37 long years, the Celestial Diva(I'm borrowing this from Igan D'Bayan) returned to the centre stage to wow everyone in the Theatre at Solaire.
I see Ms. Gallardo(if there's someone from another corner of the world who does not know this, Ms. Legaspi married a wonderful man, a genius fondly called Nonoy Gallardo---his real name is Domingo, just like my lolo and my uncle who owns Retro 105.9 DCG FM, one of the many media partners) around.  Sometimes when I go walking or in church or in a stage play(i.e. American Hwangap) or a teleserye(i.e. Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real) or in Church, where she lovingly walks t…

Baby Driver (2017) R-13

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Hey, Buddy! Why aren't you looking at Darling?  I thought she was your world?  How come you are looking at Jeremy Renner?  J/K #JeremyRennerThePhotobomber The main cast of BABY DRIVER:
Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, CJ Jones and Jon Bernthal Written and Directed by Edgar Wright Music Composed by Steven Price

Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman (Lily James) of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.-WWW
Ultimately,crimedoesnotbenefitthecriminal,andonlyresultsinnegativecons quences.Thebillboardsaredesigned as remindersthatevenminorfraudconvictionscarryseriousconsequences—crimedoesn'tpay.-Farlex Dictionary of IdiomsHmmm...What made me think that this is a lig…

Finally Found Someone (2017) General Patronage

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#JLS #FFS #ChosBride #PanisGroom #DearFutureHusband #ASHLLOYD #TheodoreBoborol #GillianEbreo #CarmiRaymundo #SMBF A lot of people wonder what we see in John Lloyd Cruz.  They claim he's not even that handsome and he is overrated.  I beg to differ.  This young man is very charismatic and he acts well.  His eyes are very expressive and he is a natural.  Advertisers think he is bankable and so do production outfits, et cetera.Here he plays Raffy Sandoval, a Public Relations specialist/expert who chances upon Aprilyn Esguerra(Sarah Geronimo) when she was having one of her episodes after being jilted by her "future husband" on their supposedly wedding day.  It was by the fountain at Serendra.The story has light and funny moments, and maybe that's why the film ratings board rated this G, but there are topics not for kids like threats made by Mayor Garcia(no relation to us) played by Dennis Padilla.Sarah G has improved her craft(I've seen her in person...she looks more beautiful …

Eye in the Sky (2015) R-18

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With eyes on several of the most wanted terrorists planning to unleash suicide bombers, the decision must be made on how much collateral damage can be tolerated in the war on terrorism. With Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul, Bob Chappell, Alex Gallafent, Babou Ceesay, Carl Beukes, Kate Liquorish and Aisha Takow. Directed by Gavin Hood. Several lines of dialogue are in Swahili, Somali and Arabic with English subtitles. (source) Initial release: 1 April 2016 (USA) Director: Gavin Hood Box office: 34.6 million USD Budget: 13 million USD Screenplay: Guy Hibbert
Dad said, after watching this film, that during the time of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the survivors were never the same again.  To witness such monstrosities would definitely leave very deep scars. What more for our present day survivors and "witnesses" seeing LIVE or at the moment blow-by-blow accounts of what was happening.  Having to witness such atrocities could put witness/witnesses life/lives in d…