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]

Monday, February 29, 2016

The 88th Academy Awards Winners List

It was a radiantly star-studded evening in Hollywood as the 88th Academy Awards was held last Sunday February 28, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. This event presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), continues the annual event, honoring the best films of the year. This year, the Best Picture Award went to The Revenant, Best Director went to Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Best Actor went to Leonardo DiCaprio, and Best Actress went to Brie Larson. [hit the jump to continue]

Sunday, February 28, 2016

2016 Razzies Wins a Tie for Fantastic Four and Fifty Shades of Grey as Worst Pictures of the Year

Just as the Academy Awards is an event that celebrates the Best in Cinema for the year, many of you may already know that there's also an annual event that celebrates the worst in cinema, and that is the annual Golden Raspberry Awards (or simply called "The Razzies"). This year, the event was held February 27, 2016 which is a day before the Oscar night. The Worst Picture Award gets a tie, with "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Fantastic Four" getting the title. "Fifty Shades of Grey" has the most nominations and the most won, winning the Worst Picture, Worst Actor (for Jamie Dornan) and Worst Actress (for Dakota Johnson). Eddie Redmayne won the Worst Supporting Award for "Jupiter Ascending" and Kaley Cuoco as Worst Supporting Actress for "Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip". [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Ava DuVernay takes on A Wrinkle In Time and Intelligent Life

Following the success of her 2014 film "Selma", director Ava DuVernay certainly had a variety of options in front of her. A while ago, she was considered to direct Marvel's "Black Panther", but she ultimately passed on the project. Recently, she's been considered to take on the Dreamworks thriller "Intelligent Life" and "A Wrinkle In Time", an adaptation of the Madeleine D'Engle's classic children's book of the same name. Now Deadline is reporting that the director has officially been hired by Disney to take on the adaptation "A Wrinkle In Time", whose script was written by "Frozen" writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. This puts an end to the apparently six months of courtship by Disney, and is a great step toward diversity in Hollywood. [hit the jump to continue]

Friday, February 26, 2016

Engkwentro Screens in Iloilo via Active Vista Filmfest

The 2016 Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival is being held this week, and Iloilo is part of this festival with the screening of the film by Pepe Diokno entitled "Engkwentro" which will be held at the Robinsons Movieworld Iloilo Cinema 2 this saturday February 27, 2016 2 PM. [hit the jump to continue]

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival 2016

This week, Iloilo City takes part in one of the most-talked about film festivals about social consciousness in the country. The Active Vista Film Festival organized by Dakila, is a festival that brings attention to stories of human rights struggles to enable the public to help dismantle barricades that hinder the pursuit of human rights.  The festival serves as a human rights education platform to empower audiences in bringing about relevant social change. By showing and creating films that address core human rights messages, it aims to stir critical thinking among its audience as a step towards their education as citizens. [hit the jump to continue]

Monday, February 22, 2016

At the FDCP Cinematheque this Week: Tigbao

Screening this week at the FDCP Cinematheque is the film "Tigbao" by director Michael Cabardo. It's been 16 years since Mang Celio's son has gone missing. When a forensic team arrives to investigate the disappearances, Mang Celio goes through a range of emotions as he unearth his truths. The film stars  Lou Veloso, Ronnie Lazaro, and Archie Adamos. [hit the jump to continue]

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Heartwarming Tale of Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds finally gets his hit smash success movie with "Deadpool". Not only that, this movie is also a success story for comicbook movies that are xtremely underestimated by studio executives. The movie has destroyed negative perceptions from how the studio tate-on-mind thinks. For an R-rated (as far as the US standards anyway) movie about a not-so-popular superhero, to gain the phenomenal box office numbers that it has right now, is certainly a feat worth talking about and discussed by those who study the motions of cinema. [hit the jump to continue]

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Emily Blunt eyed to be Mary Poppins

Last September, we reported that Disney is reviving Mary Poppins [see the story HERE]. Now, Variety reports that actress Emily Blunt is in negotiations to star in Disney's sequel to "Mary Poppins". John DeLuca and Marc Platt will serve as producers on the film with Rob Marshall directing. The new film will take place 20 years after the original 1964 film, "Mary Poppins", which starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. The story follows a nanny who comes to work for a bankers unhappy family in pre-World War I England. Disney has found success adapting a number of classic animated films such as "Alice In Wonderland" and "Cinderella". The studio just completed production on a live-action "Beauty and the Beast" film starring Emma Watson set for release next year and is also developing a 'Cruella Deville' origin film starring Emma Stone. Blunt is currently filming 20th Century Fox's "Girl on a Train" film adaptation and has Universal Pictures' Snow White-prequel, "The Huntsman: Winter's War" starring Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, and Jessica Chastain set for release this summer.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Dwayne Johnson returns for San Andreas 2

It looks like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is back for a sequel to the 2015 earthquake disaster flick SAN ANDREAS, which proves that Hollywood still loves to make sequels out of awful movies. THR reports that regardless that the film was mostly panned by critics, "San Andreas" went on to make nearly $500 million worldwide at the box office, which more than made up for its $110 million budget. New Line has also gone on to hire relatively new talent in Neil Widener and Gavin James to pen the script for the film. It was earlier announced that two of the three writers of the first film had been hired to write the "Astro Boy" flick, leaving a vacuum for this sequel. Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Paul Giamatti are all expected to return to this sequel, though there has been no official confirmation as of this point. This is quite unfair because we've been waiting for sequels to "Dredd" and "Hellboy" yet what we get is garbage like this.

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