Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Feet Two (Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brad Pitt) in Theatres Since November 23, 2011

Happy Feet Two (2011)

Rating: 3.6/5
Like the Movie: 62% (n=14,667)

Rating: 2.8/5
Like the Movie: 42% (n=83)


"97 minutes of nonstop joy." - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine

"The animation remains impressive, and there are some very funny moments, courtesy of the talented cast. But fans of the original will want to lower their expectations." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

"The animation is as eye-popping as ever, but Happy Feet Two's narrative is too noisily incoherent to recapture the Oscar-winning charm of its predecessor." -

"Happy Feet was one of the greatest and most original animated films, but the sequel can't even decide what it's about for the first 40 minutes." - Kyle Smith, New York Post

"The gotta-move protagonist of the first animated, Antarctica-set feature -- a misfit young Emperor penguin named Mumble -- returns for the sequel. Only this time he's all grown up... and a lot less fun." - Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

"For all the noise and flapping, the movie, like its heroes, remains flightless." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

"If it weren't for the comic relief provided by Will and Bill, tiny shrimplike crustaceans known as krill and voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, this would be a forbidding return to Antarctica indeed." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Movie Info

Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven-a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's "guts and grit" as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures-from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals-to put things right. -- (C) Warner Bros

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.

Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Art House & International

Directed By: George Miller

Written By: George Miller

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Elijah Wood (Mumble)
Robin Williams (Lovelace, Ramon)
Hank Azaria (The Mighty Sven)
Brad Pitt (Will the Krill)
Matt Damon (Bill the Krill)
Hugo Weaving (Noah the Elder)
Pink (Gloria)


Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner) in Theatres Since November 18, 2011

You still got a chance to attend Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen's Wedding... still showing in a lot of movie theatres around you... =)

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

Review: I got bored while watching. I have to agree with some critics that it could have been more dynamic if the whole Breaking Dawn book was made into just one movie. Though I find it amusing that in this one film I saw Bella looking her best so far since Twilight (during her wedding) and her worst (upon giving birth).

Rating: 3.8/5
Like to See the Movie: 71% (n=81,374)

Rating: 2.2/5
Like the Movie: 26% (n=177)


"The most melodramatic installment in the series, but if you're willing to suspend your disbelief (and laughter), it's a compelling and entertaining ride." - Cara Nash, FILMINK Australia

"It is in many respects the best installment of the franchise as its stars go from sullen kids to sullen young adults, where their expressions look more natural." - Scott Bowles, USA Today

"The Twilight films manage to cleverly blend melodrama with supernatural thrills, and while the film is not without its silly moments and cringeworthy dialogue it does deliver the drama and emotional highs we have come to expect." - Mark Adams, Daily Mirror [UK]

"Really a half-film, and the boring half at that. Such is the nature of things dubbed "Part 1." It's a film about things that will inevitably happen, but don't until the next, more important part." - Phil Villareal, OK! Magazine

"Fails to inject its few key scenes with any life thanks to a woeful script, poor direction and lacklustre performances, though fans of the franchise should be used to that by now." - Matthew Turner, ViewLondon

"This weekend, millions of people around the globe will be conned into handing over their hard earned cash to see a film with no plot, no action and no climax." - Matthew Toomey, Brisbane

"The vampire drama of Twilight is all about the romantic agony of eternity, and this franchise feels like it's going on for ever." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]

"An eventful but bloodless first half of the smash series' finale." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Movie Info

In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child...which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). -- (C) Summit Entertainment

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 57 min.

Genre: Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Directed By: Bill Condon

Written By: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan)
Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen)
Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black)
Billy Burke (Charlie Swan)
Peter Facinelli (Dr. Carlisle Cullen)
Elizabeth Reaser (Esme Cullen)
Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen)
Nikki Reed (Rosalie Hale)
Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Hale)
Ashley Greene (Alice Cullen)


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Free Admission to the "Ika-23 Gawad CCP para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video" from November 22 - 25, 2011

Ika-23 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video
CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater)
November 22 (Tuesday) - 25 (Friday), 2011

Competition categories are: Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary and Animation. All works submitted to the competition are independent works.

Cash prizes will be given to winners of the different categories (1st Prize, 25,000; 2nd Prize-15,000 and 3rd Prize, 10,000). Special Awards will be given for Best Regional Entry and Best Entry for/on/by Children. Recipients of the Special Awards will also be given cash prizes of P15,000 each. Honorable mention may be awarded by the jury.

Winners of the competition will be announced in the awards ceremony on November 25 (Friday) at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. All entries to the competition will be screened during the Festival week from November 22 (Tuesday) - 25 (Friday) at the CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde.

Admission is Free!

Schedule of Screening

November 22, 2011 (Tuesday)

Short Feature Programme 1 (2 hrs 02 mins)
10:00 AM
123 by Carlo G. Obispo
364 by Rolson Chester G. Ilao
3four by Anne Christabel de Leon
AbE by Charles Aaron Salazar
Agaw by Ronnie Sapinoso
Alibi by Perry Escaño
Apuhap by Geza Jayson, Paulle Olivenza
Awit ni Maria by Nica Santiago
Baby by Carl Joseph E. Papa

Documentary Programme 1 (2 hrs 4 mins)
1:00 PM
Amianan by Byron Bryant
As Told by the Butterflies by Nawruz Paguidopon
Man’s Best Friend by Camille Alamares

Short Feature Programme 2 (2 hrs 6 mins)
3:30 PM
Bago Magwakas by Epoy Deyto
Balasa by Naoki Mengua
Barbie by Federick Peradilla
BJ by Donnie T. Sacueza
Blackout by Don Henry Abe
Buhay Muna (Life First) by Alvaro Eduardo
Condom by Michael Castillo
Dadi by Ilsa Malsi
Dahil sa 'Yo by Gym Lumbera
Dear Doubt by Vanessa Balagapo, Daphne Oliveros, BJ Hernandez
Debut by Pamela Llanes Reyes
Pananahimik ng Agos by Ronnie Sapinoso
The Chase by Amiel Suarez, Simoun Mendoza, Kevin Gabon, Norman Co

Experimental Programme 1 (1 hr 52 mins)
7:00 PM
Ako si Sky by Rogger Basco
Anomali by Abraham Alabado
At Ako’y Naidlip sa Katahimikan… by Ira Lastrilla
Bangungot by Gino M. Santos
Binatilya by Gideon Tomines
Blackout by Jirah Ruth Fermin
Class Picture by Timmy Harn, Gym Lumbera
Daydream by Lois Diane C. Moro
Dinig at Sana Kita by Kevin Francisco
Disquiet by Carlo Cielo
Electric Fan by Gino M. Santos
Epoy Deyto (1990-2011) by Epoy Deyto
Home is Not Where I Roam by Mariano Paulino Umali
htaK in tuo wolB (reverse celebration) by Mark G. Mirabuenos
Huwag Makalimot by Hector Calma
Idle by Reynmil M. Delgado
Itlog (No to RH Bill) by Sharwin Macato
Kokote by Ronnie Sapinoso

Short Feature Programme 3 (2 hrs 7 mins)
9:30 PM
D Osom 2 by Candice Marie Perez
Denouement by Bryan Jeff Digma
Dilim by Kevin Francisco
Esbat by Carlo G. Obispo
Good por Hollywood by Inshallah P. Montero
Mitsa by Carlo Cielo

November 23, 2011 (Wednesday)

Documentary Programme 2 (2 hrs 3 mins)
10:00 AM
Bastonero by Archel Miranda
Cinema in the Regions: 2nd Pambujan Film Festival by Noriel M. Jarito
Cutud by Jeyow Evangelista
Fraternity by Rovelin Enriquez, Jr.
He’s a Girl by Shannen Que
Krump by Maria Francesca Lee & Grace Yann Apuad
Leaving Home by Epoy Deyto

Short Feature Programme 4 (2 hrs 5 mins)
1:00 PM
Ang Mga Kamatayan ni Anna by Allan Ibañez Gunita by Monica Diaz
Hiling ng Kahapon by Marianne Estaris
I(NDI)E Mainstream by Mark Vincent Villa
In Between by Yuji Cleofas Nozaki
Inosensya by Mikhail Red
Pananahimik ng Agos by Ronnie Sapinoso
Winner Winner by Jaise Cappal

Documentary Programme 3 (2 hrs)
3:30 PM
A Life of Vices by Jan Edward Sousa
Lokasyon sa Dislokasyon by Daena de Guzman
Lolo Pimong Gener by Mark G. Mirabuenos
Murang Edad by Philcon Remotin
The Mother (Ang Ina) by Donnie T. Sacueza

Animation (1 hr 26 mins)
7:00 PM
A Worm’s Tale by Hygie B. Ochoa
Ang Palitan by Gapi Zabala
Ay Bulate! by Daryl R. Layson
Choka & Kacho by Chi Zhuo
Delivery Boy by Jerrard King L. Cedro
Dwelo by Ronnie Sapinoso
Hagyanan (Staircase) by Anthony Lemuel C. Reorizo
Himig by Edlaine Ann S. Mercado
Kalaro by Girlie A. Palo
Larger Than Life by Glenn S. Oliva
Lolo by Carl Joseph Papa
Manong, Salamat Po! by Epoy Deyto
Olivette-Violette by Rafael A. Palcon, Jr.
Paano Hulihin ang Araw by Jane Mariel L. Almoneda
Sanayan lang ang Pagpatay by Gil Joseph A. Sanchez
Swords & Krises by Glenn S. Oliva
Think Outside the Box by Romulus L. Jerusalem

Short Feature Programme 5 (2 hrs 7 mins)
9:30 PM
A Love Story That Never Was I See Everything by Michael Jianoran
Katipunan by Caloy Limjap Soliongco
Kontra by Jane Torres
Kristal by Juan Carlo Bien, Jeoffrey Arcilla
Kubli by Ron Carlos See
Kupit by Ron Segismundo
Labing Dalawa by Gino M. Santos
Litrato, After Life, Dilim, Katok,Pulang Kwarto by Espiritu, Ochoa, Dagalea, Marfil, Alegre
Mirrored by Rap Ramirez

November 24, 2011 (Thursday)

Short Feature Programme 6 (2 hrs 4 mins)
10:00 AM
Ang Mahiwagang Tooot by Ian Hontanosas
Lumang Kahoy by Pam Miras
Macopa St. by Psyche Darlene R. Quejada
Man of the House by Chuck Hipol
Manenaya (Waiting) by Richard Soriano Legaspi
Milalaban by Kevin Lawrence Restua
Mithi by Jela Ramirez Oso by Ryan Canteras, Kim Potapo, Danielle Salvacion, Ted
Sumampong Sa Pagpalo ng Tambol by Patricia Angelica M. Perez
Sulapo (Fly) by Bor Ocampo

Documentary Programme 4 (2 hrs 4 mins)
1:00 PM
Agos (Waves) by Samantha Lee
Nasaan si Utol? by Amira A. Hussin
Nazareno 2 by Jeyow Evangelista
Peace in Internet Café by Jefrey Ramos
Pinikpikan by Angelo Caparras
A Teacher: Proven & Tested by Juan Gabriel Lim
Tubig Kanlungan: Kadluan ng Yaman by Angelique Angeles, Grace Yann Apuad, Maria Francesca Lee
The Unwanted Visitor by Kriztine R. Viray

Short Feature Programme 7 (2 hrs 5 mins)
3:30 PM
Ang Payaso at ang Prinsesa by Kris Ann de la Peña
Overture by Perry Escaño
Panty by Timmy Harn Peklat by Marianne Joy Avilla, Pola Cheyenne Beronilla
Ricochet by Chad Angelic Cabigon Rindido by Noriel M. Jarito
Tikas by Ron Segismundo

Experimental Programme 2 (1 hr 56 mins)
7:00 PM
Kubli by Hector B. Calma
Kumpisalang Bayan by Caloy
Limjap Soliongco Kuwarto by Josefino E. Recomono, Jr.
La Souffrance (Dusa) by Marck Lesther Bañares
Manenaya (Waiting) by Richard Soriano Legaspi
Manggaranon Kita, Di Bala? (We are Rich, Aren’t We?) by Noel de Leon
O.F.S. by Donnie T. Sacueza
Obra ng Lipunan by Hector B. Calma
Paano Kung Wala? by Jenkin Joshua O. Baniqued
Psychedelia by Joni Gutierrez
Sino? by Roxcell Salanguste
The Playroom by Gino M. Santos
Tribeswoman by Khate Tadena, Jela Ramirez
Vanishing Air by Jingliang Tan
Wake Up! by Sarah Jane R. Mendoza
Yurak (Ang Panggagahasa kay Kalikasan) by AJ Roman

Short Feature Programme 8 (2 hrs 4 mins)
9:30 PM
Santa Sita by Golda Hanna Daquioag
Sarong Aldaw by Marianito Dio, Jr.
Sikreto by Ronald E. Batallones
Sintomas by Andrew Mark Asuncion
Sirip by Kim Camelo
Tulala by Jerald Paolo Rarugal
Weding Gawn by Ronnie Sapinoso

November 25, 2011 (Friday)

Documentary Programme 5 (1 hr 57 mins)
10:00 AM
‘Wag Nang Magparty Beybeh, May Revolution 2nyt (A rock documentary) by Emman Pascual
Waray in the City by Noriel M. Jarito
Working While in Class by Maevelyn Calapardo

Short Feature Programme 9 (2 hrs 8 mins)
1:00 PM
Ang Umaatikabong Buhay ni Badong Aguirre by Josephine Carreon
Taho by Marie Frederick V. Bensan
Taking Chances by Renard Torres
Tama (Deranged) by Yutaka Yamakawa
Tanghaling Tapat by Mariano Paulino Umali
Viscera by Herwin Cabasal

For more information, please call the CCP Media Arts at (63-2)832-1125 locals 1702, 1704 and 1705

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Join the 1st National Film Competition... Your Story Could be the Next Filipino Film Masterpiece

Sineng Pambansa National Cinema
The 1st National Film Competition
Feature Film Animation Documentary

Do you have a story in your mind that can be made into a compelling film? If you want to join the growing ranks of the country's young and dynamic filmmakers, many of whom have won national and international awards, now is your chance!

Your story could be the next Filipino Film Masterpiece...

Submit your screenplay now!

Deadline on: December 11, 2011 (Sunday)

For the Rules and Regulations, please visit:
The Film Development Council of the Philippines Website.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Free Entrance to the "Italian Film Festival" at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas from November 9 - 13, 2011

Moviemov: Italian Cinema Now
Italian Film Festival

17 films - 7 contemporary films, a homage to Bernardo Bertolucci (4 films), a homage to Dario Argento and a tribute to Filipino director Brillante Mendoza (3 films).

Greenbelt 3 Cinemas
, Ayala Center, Makati City
November 9 (Wednesday) - 13 (Sunday), 2011

To know more about the Films, please CLICK HERE.

For the Schedule, please CLICK HERE.

Free Entrance with English Subtitles.

Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival at Edsa Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex from November 9 - 15, 2011

Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival 2011

Edsa Shangri-la Plaza Cineplex
November 9 (Wednesday) - 15 (Tuesday), 2011


At Shang Cineplex Cinema 4:

November 11, 2011 (Friday)
5:00 PM - Gala Premiere: Sa Ilalim ng Tulay by Earl Bontuyan
7:00 PM - Gala Premiere: Ka Oryang by Sari Dalena
9:30 PM - Gala Premiere: Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay

November 12, 2011 (Saturday)
5:00 PM - Regular Screening: Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa
7:30 PM - Regular Screening: Di Ingon ‘Nato (Not Like Us)
9:30 PM - Gala Screening: Cartas De La Soledad (Letters of Solitude) by Teng Mangansakan

At Shang Cineplex Premiere Theater:

November 10, 2011 (Thursday)
12:00 NN - Ishmael
2:00 PM - Ang Damgo Ni Eleuteria
4:00 PM - Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa
7:00 PM - Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon
9:00 PM - Di Ingon ‘Nato (Not Like Us)

November 11, 2011 (Friday)
12:00 NN - Cinema One Docu Special: Indie Mainstream Paano Ka Ginawa? by Jay Abello
2:00 PM - Layang Bilanggo
4:00 PM - Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat
7:00 PM - My Paranormal Romance
9:00 PM - Big Boy

November 12, 2011 (Saturday)
11:30 AM - Cartas De La Soledad
1:30 PM - Ka Oryang
3:30 PM - Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon
5:30 PM - Sa Ilalim ng Tulay
7:30 PM - Ka Oryang
9:30 PM - Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay

November 13, 2011 (Sunday)
11:30 AM - Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat
1:30 PM - My Paranormal Romance
3:30 PM - Ka Oryang
5:30 PM - Cartas De La Soledad
7:30 PM - Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay
9:30 PM - Big Boy

November 14, 2011 (Monday)
12:00 NN - Sa Ilalim ng Tulay
2:00 PM - Anatomiya ng Korupsiyon
4:00 PM - My Paranormal Romance
6:00 PM - Di Ingon ‘Nato
8:00 PM - Cartas De La Soledad
10:00 PM - Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay

November 15, 2011 (Tuesday)
12:00 NN - Mga Anino sa Tanghaling Tapat
2:00 PM - Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa
4:00 PM - Big Boy
7:00 PM - Sa Ilalim ng Tulay
9:00 PM - Best Picture Winner

To know more about the films, please CLICK HERE.

For inquiries, please CLICK "Contact Us".

Free Movie Screenings to "Czech Cinema Under the Stars" at Luneta Park on Selected Weekends of November 2011

The Embassy of the Czech Republic Manila, The National Parks Development Committee, in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines present...

Czech Cinema Under the Stars

An Alfresco Cinema Experience from the Heart of Europe

Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium

November 12 & 13, 19 & 20 and 26 & 27 2011
Screenings start at 7:00 PM

Admission is FREE.

12 (Saturday) - The Rebels (Musical)
13 (Sunday) - Dark Blue World (Drama)
19 (Saturday) - Kolya (Comedy)
20 (Sunday) - The Mole (Animation)
26 (Saturday) - You Make The World Fun (Comedy)
27 (Sunday) - Dark Blue World (Drama)

Note: There may be changes in schedule when it rains so please contact (63-2)811-1155 to verify

To know more about the featured films, please CLICK HERE.

For more information, you may contact:
Embassy of the Czech Republic, Manila
30F Rufino Tower, 6784 Ayala Avenue
Makati 1226, Philippines
Tel. (63-2)811-1155
Fax (63-2)811-1020

13th Cinemanila International Film Festival at Market! Market! Cinemas and Fully Booked from November 11 - 17, 2011

The City of Taguig and the Cinemanila International Film Festival Foundation present...

Cinemanila International Film Festival 2011
Market! Market! Cinemas
and Fully Booked
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
November 11, 2011 (Friday) - November 17, 2011 (Thursday)

Choose between eighty (80) films from thirty (30) different countries to watch at Market! Market! Cinemas and Fully Booked in Bonifacio Global City from November 11 (Friday) to 17 (Thursday), 2011. Cinemanila is the longest running (since 1999) and largest (80 films) international film festival in the Philippines today. Now marks the second year that Cinemanila is partnering with Taguig City, one of the booming cities in Metro Manila. Cinemanila’s theme this 2011, “I Love♥Cinema, I Love♥Cinemanila,” reflects a passion for film that spans more than a decade.

To know the featured Films, please CLICK HERE.

For the Schedule, please CLICK HERE.

For more information, please contact:
The 2011 Cinemanila International Film Festival
35 Lirio St. Tahanan Village
Paranaque City, Philippines 1200

For marketing inquiries, email:
For entries, email:
For all other inquiries, email:

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