SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
|| FDCP Cinematheque || UPV Cinematheque || Robinsons Movieworld JARO ||
|| Robinsons Movieworld ILOILO || SM Cinema Iloilo ||
[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ang Lee expresses wishes to shoot movie in the Philippines

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee has recently expressed interest in shooting a movie here in the Philippines, although he did not elaborate on it. Lee was in Metro Manila this week as a guest of Taiwan's de facto embassy, which honored him with a special screening of "Life of Pi."

The Philippine Star has reported that the Taiwanese film director, screenwriter and producer told a forum with filmmakers and media that "I hope to get to explore filmmaking further into unknown territory, and one of them certainly is here in Manila," he did not elaborate further on this detail. Ang Lee is known for his films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk, and Brokeback Mountain. [read the full report on The Philippine Star Website]

Friday, November 29, 2013

CineKasimanwa Film Festival & Ilonggo Filmmakers Conference, set to revolutionize Iloilo's Film Scene

ILOILO CITY is looking forward to a major cinema event this coming week. The CineKasimanwa: The Panay Islands Film Festival and Ilonggo Filmmakers Conference will be kicking off with the Film Fest from December 10 to 14, 2013 and the venues will be at The FDCP Iloilo Cinematheque (which is located at Solis Street, Iloilo City), the SM City Iloilo Cinemas, and the UPV Cinematheque (located inside the UPV Complex). The Festival is meant to showcase movies and short films that are all made by Ilonggos Filmmakers, not only will it be focusing on Iloilo filmmakers, but any films coming from the rest of the Panay Islands as well. This will be a festival that will celebrate the Ilonggo Cinema Art Scene, and will be a venue for the mainstream audiences to be exposed to Ilonggo films. In addition, all festival proceeds will go to the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda through the Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Center’s Relief Operations and Rehabilitation Projects in Western Visayas. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Singaporean Film "ILO ILO" to have its Iloilo Premiere on December 1, 2013

This weekend, the multi-awarded Singaporean movie entitled “ILO ILO” will have its Iloilo premiere screening this Sunday December 1, 2013 5:30 PM at the SM City Iloilo Cinema 6. Proceeds of this event will be given to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. For ticket inquiries, you may visit SM City Iloilo Foodcourt hallway or call 3209672.

The Singaporean movie entitled "ILO ILO" which has won the coveted Camera d’Or award for best feature film at this year's Cannes Film Festival is based upon the true-to-life experiences of director Anthony Chen and his family's relationship with a Pinay OFW Nanny from the City of Iloilo, Philippines. “ILO ILO” is Singapore’s entry to the Best Foreign Film for the 2014 Academy Awards.

Warcraft Movie pushed to March 2016

Bad news to Warcraft fans. The much-anticipated film adaptation of the popular pc game moves from December 2015 as originally set, to a March 2016 release date. Thanks to the ever-growing trend of setting distant theatrical release dates, many features change the weekend or even month they'll be released in several times before they actually hit theaters. Universal is no stranger to that game of hot potato, as was clear today when it gave the Mummy reboot an opening date and shifted one of its upcoming efforts away from Star Wars: Episode VII, which was recently slotted on December 18, 2015. Duncan Jones’ upcoming big budget video game adaptation Warcraft has been pushed from that pre-Christmas date back to March 11, 2016.

A sign of fear? Or just a strategic move to make sure the young director has enough time to finish with what will no doubt be a massive post-production undertaking? It’s probably a mixture of the two. It’s unbelievable how many films are already slated to come out in 2016, but Legendary’s Warcraft is currently sitting alone on that March opening, a week after one of Disney’s next projects is planned to release.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Paul Greengrass eyed to direct the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand

After coming off of two projects where the drama outweighed the action, Paul Greengrass may now be looking to possibly get back into blockbuster filmmaking. According to unnamed sources over at Badass Digest, with Out of the Furnace filmmaker Scott Cooper dropping out of directing the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand, Warner Bros. is now hoping that they can rope Greengrass into taking the director's chair. While it doesn't sound like things have exactly entered the negotiation stage, he is reportedly at the top of the studio's wish list. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

David S. Goyer wants to Write Sandman Adaptation

Renowned screenwriter (of comicbook adaptations) David S. Goyer has pitched an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's signature comic Sandman to Warner Bros - but warns this could-be project is in the very earliest of stages. Essentially now it's just talk. Their source says that notable comic book writer Geoff Johns is lending his weight to Goyer's proposition. Moreover, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is said to be interested in working on this could-be feature.

The Sandman is a comic book series written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics' Vertigo. The Sandman's main character is Dream, the Lord of Dreams, also known as Morpheus, who is essentially the anthropomorphic personification of dreams. At the start of the series, Morpheus is captured by an occult ritual and held prisoner for 70 years. Morpheus escapes in the modern day and, after avenging himself upon his captors, sets about rebuilding his kingdom, which has fallen into disrepair in his absence. [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Animahenasyon 2013 held in Iloilo City this Week

This week, Iloilo City is the venue for this year's Animahenasyon Philippine Animation Festival. Animahenasyon 2013. It will be held this November 19, 2013 up till November 22, 2013, at the West Visayas State University, Iloilo City. Animahenasyon 2013 and will be comprised of exhibits, animated films in competition and exhibition, master class/workshop/conference, poster-making competition and the awards night. The event will also give honor to Outstanding Emerging Artists and a Lifetime Achievement Award. [CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE]

Friday, November 15, 2013

Matthew Vaughn's adaptation of Mark Millar's THE SECRET SERVICE now in production

After passing on the sequel to X-Men: First Class and being in the running for Star Wars: Episode VII, Matthew Vaughn is set to helm an adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel series The Secret Service, which the director began developing back in 2011.  The story is about a veteran secret agent who takes his ruffian nephew from the streets of London and into a British spy school that molds its students into suave 007-types.  Colin Firth is onboard to play the uncle, and newcomers Taron Egerton for the younger lead, and Sophie Cookson has landed the female lead. Michael Caine will play the head of the spy organization, and Samuel L. Jackson is set to play the villain. Vaughn has reportedly completed the script with writing partner Jane Goldman. As we saw with Kick-Ass, Vaughn and Goldman have had success in turning Millar’s style into a hit. [hit the jump to continue]

Media / Art Kitchen to be screened at Cinematheque Iloilo

In commemoration of the 40th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, The Japan Foundation in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines proudly presents MEDIA/ART KITCHEN: REALITY DISTORTION FIELD, Japan-ASEAN Single Channel Screening here in Iloilo City.

Extending the concept of the “Media/Art Kitchen” project, this selection of single channel works from the seven participating countries are divided into 3 thematic programs that showcase experimental films and videos. This event will be held at the FDCP Cinematheque IloIlo City, B and C Square corner Iznart and Solis St., IloIlo City. Schedules are set on November 16 – 17, 2013 (3:30-5:30PM). [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Temple Run is being developed into a Movie

One of the more popular games in mobile devices is the game TEMPLE RUN. Hollywood is not setting its sights on making a live-action movie adaptation of this popular video game. Warner Bros. will be developing Temple Run with David Heyman producing.  Heyman, who is best known for producing the Harry Potter film series, also produced their recent hit, Gravity, and is in talks to produce J.K. Rowling‘s next studio franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Temple Run game has the player taking on the role of an explorer who, having stolen an idol from a temple, is chased by "demonic monkeys". The game was initially released for iOS devices, and later ported to Android systems and Windows Phone 8.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Marvel gearing up for four more TV series; Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist will come to life in TV

Now that DAREDEVIL and PUNISHER ('s legal rights) are back into Marvel Studios' hands, one might wonder if a Daredevil movie will be made. The answer is No... But there will be a Daredevil TV series. Not only that; there are three other Marvel projects that are set up to be launched as TV series as well; these will be series that will spotlight: Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. And these four hero TV series are also being planned to culminate into what will be a The Defenders mini-series. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Review

by Reymundo Salao

In THOR: THE DARK WORLD, the Dark Elf Malekith sought to return the universe to a state of pure darkness. To do this, Malekith has to wield the power of the force called the Aether, which has embedded itself within the body of Jane Foster. Thor has to do everything to protect Jane Foster, preserve the peace of Asgard, and ensure that the universe does not fall into sheer darkness, and to do this, he must seek the help of his brother Loki. [CLICK HERE to Read the Full Review]

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