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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sony's Masters of the Universe Searches for Director

Sony Pictures has confirmed that it has indeed been developing a live-action Masters of the Universe movie based on the popular 80's cartoon "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe" The Studio has been developing it with filmmaker McG, but to those who do not like McG's style (including myself), we've got good news; it looks like he's not involved with the project anymore.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Rififi to be screened at the UPV Cinematheque

The Cinema Exmundo UPV Cinematheque presents a screening of the French film noir masterpiece "Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes" (also known as simply just "Rififi")  directed by Jules Dassin, on Sunday May 7, 2017 2:00 PM at the UPV Cinematheque, U.P Visayas, Iloilo City Campus, Infante Ave., Iloilo City.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Dwayne Johnson Reveals Rampage Plot Bit

Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that Rampage will indeed by his next project, a plot bit, and the role he's playing.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

"2 Cool 2 Be 4Gotten" Gets Extended

The FDCP Cinematheque has just announced the extension of screening for the film "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten" by Petersen Vargas, on May 3 and 4, 2017 at 6PM. Admission fee is PHP 150. The film opened in Cinematheque Iloilo last April 26, 2017 and has received a warm, packed reception. So much so that an extension is well deserved.

FDCP Cinematheque Iloilo Sked Update


Friday, April 28, 2017

Sine at Panitikan 2017

Last Tuesday, FDCP Cinematheque held the program "SiPat: Sine at Panitikan". This is part of the Buwan ng Panitikan ng Filipinas 2017. The event began with a screening of the newly restored film classic "Noli Me Tangere" by legendary Filipino filmmaker Gerry De Leon. Then the screening was followed by a lecture and Q & A with Film Archivist and National Commission for Culture and the Arts Commissioner Teddy Co, and G. RR Cagalingan of the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Jonathan Demme Passes at 73

Legendary filmmaker Jonathan Demme has died at the age of 73. Per IndieWire, the Oscar-winning director passed away from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, for which he was originally treated in 2010 and suffered a recurrence in 2015. He is survived by his wife, the artist Joanne Howard, and their three children.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Vikander and Uthaug Talk About Tom Raider

Filming is underway on the Tomb Raider reboot, and the first images have popped up online. Alicia Vikander stars in the upcoming film directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave). This new film will break away from the Angelina Jolie pictures by being more in line with the 2013 reboot of the video game, also titled “Tomb Raider” and its 2015 sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. Rather than a clean tank top and perfectly styled hair, this new movie is meant to evoke the gritty, life-or-death stakes evoked by the recent video games.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The BLISS Controversy

"Bliss" a psychological thriller which is the new film from Heneral Luna director Jerrold Tarog has been causing much controversy lately. Not only because its main actress Iza Calzado won Best Actress at the Osaka Film Festival 2017 for this movie. The other controversy is that the MTRCB attempted to axe it with an “X” rating. But now thankfully, it was given an R-18 Rating.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Is "It" Going to have a Sequel?

Some of you may be excited for the upcoming remake/adaptation of Stephen King's "It". The upcoming horror film from director Andrés Muschietti (Mama) follows a group of teenagers in Derry, Maine who are attacked by the malevolent forced, Pennywise. Although Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) is frequently depicted as a clown, he actually takes the form of your worst fear. “He doesn’t have a steady behavior, he doesn’t expose how he thinks, and that’s what makes him really unpredictable,”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The 13th Bantayan Film Festival this coming week

This April 6, 2017, Guimbal will once again shine with the glitter of the cinematic projection lights as it holds the 13th Bantayan Film Festival. This is the longest running film festival in Western Visayas. With its Local Government Unit firmly supporting it, the festival was able to hold on to 13 years of celebrating cinema in the municipality of Guimbal.

CineKasimanwa Films to be Screened at "Pag+uo"

In tune with the solemn season, the CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines' Cinematheque Iloilo presents "Pag+uo" a screening of films about trials, challenges, fate, mystery, hope, journey, redemption, symbolisms, pain and joy, in the eyes of Ilonggo Filmmakers. These are picked selections from the CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival screenings. The screenings will be held at the FDCP Cinematheque Iloilo, Solis Street, Iloilo City on April 8 and 9 at 2:00 PM screenings. These films are Free of charge, and the filmmakers will be in attendance.

What's Opening This Week

Nothing much on what is new on Iloilo's silver screens this week. We can only highlight the Ilonggo Films that will be screened at the FDCP Cinematheque this weekend; the CineKasimanwa: Western Visayas Film Festival in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines' Cinematheque Iloilo presents "Pag+uo" a screening of Ilonggo Films that are appropriate for this solemn season. We will be talking more about that on tomorrow's edition of my column. So far, there are only two new on the mainstream theaters.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

No Stallone for Expendables 4?

When you think about The Expendables, the first thing that usually comes to mind is its creator: Sylvester Stallone; so it's going to be strange if you remove Stallone from Expendables.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Is Terminator Ever Coming Back?

The Terminator franchise has not really stood up with a film decent enough to proudly stand alongside the first two films The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The sequels that followed have either been mediocre or boring.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ASEAN Film Festival in Geneva Kicks Off with Pinoy Film "Boses"

The opening of the 2017 ASEAN Film Festival was recently held at the United Nations Palais des Nations building with the film "Boses" kicking off the start of the festival. This is in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Monday, March 27, 2017

FDCP and SM Cinema's CINE LOKAL to pave the way for PINOY INDIE CINEMA to SHINE

It is looking to be the start of a new era in the mainstream film scene as SM Cinema is opening its doors to indie films with the launching of CineLokal.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Who will be Cable for Deadpool 2?

Ever since the first "Deadpool" movie teased about the inclusion of the character Cable for the sequel, there had been a lot of buzz on who could be the perfect actor to play the character. There had been many choices that have surfaced since.

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