SineBuano recommends “Mano Po 5”

  • Cast Angel Locsin, Richard Gutierrez, Christian Bautista, Lorna Tolentino Gina Alajar, Tirso Cruz III, Irma Adlawan, Boots Anson-Roa, A.J. Dee, Ketchup Eusebio, Ella Guevarra, Jacklyn Jose, Tony Mabesa, Michelle Madrigal, Joyce So

  • Directed by Joel C. Lamangan
  • Written by Dode Cruz, Abi Lam-Parayno, and Andrew E. Paredes
  • Produced by Lily Y. Monteverde &Roselle Monteverde-Teo for Regal Films.
  • Original Music by Von de Guzman
  • Cinematography by Charlie Peralta (director of photography)
  • Film Editing by Marya Ignacio
  • Production Design by Edgar Martin Littaua

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SineBuano recommends “White Lady”

  • Starring Angelica Panganiban, Boots Anson-Roa, Pauleen Luna, JC de Vera, Iwa Moto
  • Directed by Jeff Tan
  • Written by Joel Rufino A. Nunez & Don Michael Perez
  • Music by Von De Guzman
  • Produced by Roselle Monteverde-Teo
  • Distributed by Regal Films
  • Release date: July 19, 2006
  • Running time: 107 mins
  • Language: Tagalog, English, and Illongo

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The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian

When is a movie a good movie? And when is it a bad movie? There are many occasions when I watch something and…. I just don’t know.

What was this film about? A society fighting for what is theirs or the folly of incredulity and unbelief? Probably both. I vaguely remember the first film. I know some of the characters; the little girl, the archer elder sister, King Peter and their rebellious brother who was seduced by the Ice Queen. And of course the heroics of Aslan with the Messianic implications or allusions… but not having read the Lewis books, I probably couldn’t relate to everything.

I did enjoy the moral lessons that allude to belief, and fortitude. Aslan says, “But why did that stop you from coming to me?” To which, young Lucy apologizes. But I’m not sure I buy the idea of these teenagers fighting grown-up and supposedly more experienced infantry men. But if the rest of the audience can appreciate a mouse taking down foot warriors with finesse, I guess its not that hard for me either.

But, still as of now, I’m not sure I get Prince Caspian. Maybe I’ll revisit this in the future.

8/10

Kanos-a ang mga higayon nga maka dayeg ka sa salida nga imong gitan aw? Kanos-a ta dapat musaway og salida?

Vantage Point

Grade: B+

If you’ve seen this, what do you think of the “Rashomon”-type of filmmaking?

Useless but commanding Sigourney Weaver, furious but determined Dennis Quaid, lone but noble wolf Forest Whitaker et cetera. Works for me. I suppose what gives people a kick for Rashomon type (I prefer Yojimbo, by the way) non-linear filmmaking is that it gives a chance for delayed exposition, cliffhangers (as is the case in Vantage Point) and a thorough exploration of each of the characters’ humanity.

To compensate for any repetitiveness, each POV ends with a cliffhanger and a new revelation and that rhythm of storytelling almost never fails. Also some really, really good action scenes. No need to rave about the decent or great performance of the ensemble.

For those of you who find this too dumbed down, I’d rather watch films like these than over analyze Lynch films and yes – pardon me for saying this, scrutinizing the very profundity of 2001: A Space Odyssey. I am dumb. Joe Average.

But I like stories that are fun, engaging, and Vantage Point does bring closure to all the drama involved. Espera para me!