SCREENING SKEDS of what's in Iloilo Theaters this Week...
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[all screening skeds are subject to change without prior notice]

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Post-Credits Scenes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens this week in Philippine theaters. And by now, I'm sure many of you have already seen it. Some of you may be curious about its post-credits scene. As usual and as expected, this being a Marvel movie, has post-credit scenes. This one has two; one right after the animated credits, the other one right after the full credits. Let us give a very short explanation of these scenes [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, March 28, 2014

Indiana Jones to get the "James Bond treatment"

In case you were not aware of it, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was a failure; it had not met the expectations in box office results and it was bombarded by negative reaction from both critics and fans. The ugly reputation of the movie made it difficult for the franchise to move along as they (its producers) had to tread lightly since they have become burdened with the responsibility of how to effectively redeem the Indiana Jones franchise. Now, it seems that they are finally opting to give the the Indiana Jones series (what is referred to as ) the "James Bond"approach by casting a new actor for the titular role; something they should have done in the first place. And actor Bradley Cooper is being eyed to be the next Indiana Jones.

It is being acknowledged that the current state of Hollywood blockbusters is not one where an actor comes to define a role, but rather where the character on screen determines the box office, and, if successful, the direction of the franchise.  The 007 films have been doing it for a while and it’s worked pretty well for them.  It's pretty clear that people watch the 007 movies, not because they wanna watch Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig; but because they wanna see James Bond. [hit the jump to continue]

Monday, March 24, 2014

James Rebhorn passes at 65

Character actor James Rebhorn has died at the age of 65.  Rebhorn was best known as a character actor who had roles in over 100 films and TV series including Independence Day, Scent of a Woman, The Game, and Meet the Parents.  He could always be counted on to play an arrogant, patriarchal figure, and a memorable one at that.

Most cinephiles probably know his name, but if you went up to the average person today and told them that James Rebhorn had died, they would probably respond, “Who’s that?”  Personally, he was the first “Hey, it’s that guy!” actor whose name I wanted to know because I kept recognizing him in movies.  And I’m sure if you pointed out that Rebhorn was the sniveling advisor from Independence Day or the guy who kept saying “Jesus, Focker!” in Meet the Parents, an average person could recall the face.  If you read this article, I hope you remember his name, because his presence in movies and TV shows will be missed. 

source: Collider

Friday, March 21, 2014

Doug Liman to helm Splinter Cell

Fans are surely rejoicing as the "Splinter Cell" movie which has long been in development, moves along as a director has already been chosen for this film adaptation. Doug Liman, best known for directing the 2002 Bourne Identity movie, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Swingers, has been chosen to helm the film adaptation of the popular video game "Splinter Cell". [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spanish Films to be shown at the FDCP Cinematheque

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Instituto Cervantes, in cooperation with the Spanish Embassy and the Film Archives of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), present “Directoras EspaƱolas” (Spanish Female directors), a series of Spanish films to be shown during the month of March at FDCP Cinematheques around the Philippines. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Disney Pixar announces The Incredibles 2, Cars 3, and other upcoming projects

2004's The Incredibles, was such a big breakthrough animated superhero movie, it garnered such a wide fanbase who adored it. And ever since that time, everybody wondered why a sequel has not yet been made. Sequels for Cars and Monsters, Inc. had been since then, yet there was no news for an Incredibles sequel.  After a really long time, the wait is over, the sequel is confirmed; The Incredibles 2 is a go. In addition to the announcement, Cars 3 is also set to be made. [hit the jump to continue]

Thursday, March 13, 2014

United International Pictures Movies Suspended from Philippine Screens

A local court has stopped the distribution of United International Pictures films in the Philippines after it allegedly violated an agreement with Solar Entertainment Corp., its local partner in the release of the movies. Solar claimed that UIP violated its 2012 agreement when it named Columbia Pictures as its new film distributor in the Philippines. [hit the jump to continue]

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ilonggo Documentary "Maninina: A Revelation" Now Available On DVD

TM Malones' documentary entitled "Maninina: A Revelation" has been released on DVD. This is film is a documentary about determining the identity of a local snake that can be found on the island of Panay, Philippines. Maninina is the name given by the locals to describe a long, black, allegedly venomous snake that terrifies everyone.

You can get the "Maninina: A Revelation" DVD by contacting Nathan Sotto at 09177043698 or email Dark Media Creations at darkmediacreations@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Roldan Aquino passed away at 65

Veteran character actor Roldan Aquino passed away last Tuesday (March 11). His daughter Patricia posted on her Facebook account a photo of his father with the caption, “Goodbye papa tapos na ang paghihirap mo, makakasama mo na si God mahal na mahal kita.” Roldan underwent an operation on January 20, 2014 after suffering a stroke. Roldan was 65.

Roldan has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies since he joined show business in 1965—most notably in late filmmaker Celso Ad. Castillo’s movies: “Burlesk Queen” (1977), “Pikoy Goes to Malaysia” (1988) and “Lihim ni Madonna” (1997). He had been best known in action movies in playing various unforgettable roles, from villains to police chiefs. He last appeared in the TV show “Wagas” and movie “The Fighting Chefs” last year. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, March 7, 2014

300: Rise of an Empire Review

I thought I was probably going to dismiss this film as an immensely unnecessary sequel. A sequel which comes awfully too late, right when everybody else has already gone weary of seeing the imitated look of the first movie (from that TV series Spartacus to The Immortals, to The Legend of Hercules). But 300: Rise of an Empire did not turn out to be the garbage I was expecting to see. While I would not say that it was a good movie in critique standards, I wouldn’t deny that I did find myself having a great time with the movie. The key is to appreciate it for what it was: a cheap standard, eye candy spectacle. And even though it was just that, I can appreciate the effort to try to elevate it to a more respectable degree.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Spielberg interested in helming a West Side Story remake

Over the past year or so since Lincoln hit theaters, Steven Spielberg has considered helming both a big-budget sci-fi epic and a smaller scale true story drama, but now a remake of a classic musical has apparently caught his eye, as a Spielberg-led West Side Story remake could be on the horizon.

Deadline reports that Spielberg is interested in possibly directing a remake of West Side Story at Fox.  Director Robert Wise helmed the first feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical in 1961 to great success, earning a total of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.  The story is a riff on William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo & Juliet and tells the story of two individuals from two very different rival gangs in 1950s New York City: the Jets and the Sharks.
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