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Movie Releases For 2016

 

Here are the posters of the movies to watch this 2016.

Happy New Year Guys.

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Heneral Luna: A Postcard for Adults

Nauuso ngayon ang coloring books para sa matatanda at sa paglabas ng pelikulang Heneral Luna maaaring sumunod na ang mga postcard for adults

heneral-luna-movie-poster

Ang pelikulang Heneral Luna ay katulad nung mga postcards na idinidikit natin sa kokomband noong elementary pa tayo bilang project sa HeKaSi. Yung nasa likod ay ang profile ng bayani ay nasa likod. Pinakanatatandaan ko yung kina Mabini. Rizal, Bonifacio, GomBurZa. Juan Luna not included tulad nang na-google ko.

heroes postcard

Ang Heneral Luna the movie ay parang ganun lang din. Moving picture nga lang ito na nagkukwento kung anong mga nagawa ni Antonio noong panahon ng rebolusyon.

Pero ganun nga lang ba ito kasimple? Oo naman.

Na-dramatize ang mga pagkakakilala sa kanya, tulad ng pagiging baliw at mainitin ang ulo, ang kanyang katapangan at husay sa digma, at ang kanyang pagmamahal sa bayan. Sa iba, nakita nila ito bilang pagiging tao ni Antonio, hindi santo, mayroong flaws. Kung bakit? Hindi na naipakita. Marahil nakuda na lang at hindi naging kapansin-pansin.

Ngunit parang ang dahilan ang mas mahalaga para makita siya bilang totoong tao. Bakit siya nabuhay, bakit siya nakipaglaban, bakit niya pinili ang kanyang mga desisyon. Bakit siya naging self righteous?

Ano ang dahilan niya para piliing mamatay ang maraming sundalo, over sa hain ng negosyanteng si Buencamino as Buencamino kung saan may kaakibat na kaunlaran ang Pilipinas at walang mamatay?

Bakit niya naitanong ang, “Negosyo O Kalayaan? Bayan O Sarili?”

Mahalaga iyun para madaling masundan ang kwento. O para magkaroon ng lalim ang kanyang ipinaglalaban.

Pero dahil nga isa itong postcard for adults, maaaring nanatili na lang ang mga gumawa sa mga available facts para kapag tinanong, may historical basis tulad nitong mga facts about Antonio Luna

At dahil nga pang-adults, hindi tulad nang mga postcards na pambata, pang mas nakapag-iisip na ang Heneral Luna. Nagbahagi ito ng kasaysayan na hindi sinulat ng makapangyarihan. Hindi ito nangailangan ng approval ng mga tagasulat ng popular na kasaysayan na nagmumulat sa mga kabataam sa history ng ating bansa. Isang kasaysayang ang bida ay ang mga kadugo ng mga nakaupo.

Ang kasaysayan kasi ay kwento mula sa pananaw ng mga naghaharing uri, mahalagang makita nang bawat isa ang mga nangyari sa bansa sa mula sa mga mata ng isang mapagpalayang alagad ng sining.

Dapat bang panoorin ng bawat Pilipino ang Heneral Luna? Oo naman.

Ito ay kasaysayan nating hindi naituro dati, at ngayon may pagkakataon nang malaman ng lahat.

Ang tagumpay nito ay nangangahulugan na handa nating tangkilikin ang kwento ng Pilipinas. Maaaring tuparin ng Artikulo Uno Productions ang pangakong Gregorio del Pilar at Manuel L. Quezon. Na maaaring sundan din ng GMA films at Star Cinema.

At huli, kahit sa unang hakbang, tinuturuan tayo ng pelikulang ito na mamulat at makialam. Kumilala.

Filipino lahat tayong nagmana ng Pilipinas, pero sino nga ba ang mga Paterno, Buencamino at Aginaldo sa panahon ngayon, na pinipili ang negosyo, ipinagbibili ang bansa, pinapatay ang kapwa Pilipino para sa kapakanan ng kanilang mga sarili?

Ang tagal na nilang nakasulat sa kasaysayan, pero ngayon lang sila lubusang kinilalang taksil sa himagsikan. Bakit kaya? (spoon feeding: Baka may mga kamag-anak pa sila sa pamahalaan)

Looper

Finally, a movie which is not in the loop with the remakes, sequel/prequel, book/comic/fairy tale adaptations among other fads.

In Da Loop (Not CGE TV)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi.

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Sa muling pagkikita namin nina Ona at Melo na mas madalang na sa once a month pero mas madalas sa once upon a time, We decided to watch a movie. Okay lang naman ang videoke, pero hindi ko bet makivideo sa mga taong minsan ko lang makita. Minsan na nga lang magkasama, may umaabala pang kanta, at oo, naaabala ako ng kanta, dahil kakanta talaga ako over friendship.

Analakas makayaman ng Greenbelt 3

Pero iyun na nga, focus sa movie. One of the, if not the best  movie this year. Original, though at first, it has something to do with Jumper, but praise god, it has none. None with the three major stories of the film. Yes, three, just when you thought that it has reached the climax, you will realize you are right, but, wait there’s more, papasok pa lang ang bagong kwento. You will forget about the TK’s which is a very important set up towards the end.

Una na ay ang kwento ni JGL (anlakas maka maka JLC or John Lloyd Cruz), pero Joseph Gordon-Levitt as young Joe pero naiba na nung dumating si Bruce Willis na old Joe.

Sobrang umiba na sa formula nung handang patayin ni young Joe si Old Joe. Akala ko kasi ay magiging bagong dynamics ito ng dating father and son relationship, pero naiba talaga. Naging villain na si Bruce Willis, or is it the young Joe na wala sa katwiran?

Third is the Rainmaker’s. Medyo reminiscent lang ito ng Terminator, where someone from the future is looking for the young version of the future’s ultimate evil. Mukhang ni-recognize naman nila ito with Emily Blunt aptly named Sara (remember Sarah Connor, the one with the chronicles).

Basta maganda yung movie. Grabe ang moral dilema, yung bida lang ang walang pinaghahawakan! Ang clear ni Old Joe to save the future, at ang clear nung mag-nanay who just wanted to save their family. Isang malaking “Hala!”

Though it is an open ended film. What the young Joe saw was not a fact. He was a person from the present and everything he foresees are his speculations, unlike Old Joe’s. The future Cid, or Rainmaker was not characterized as someone who was raised well or with love or with all evil or with cheeseburgers, so the future is still unsure. But the future is always unsure. Iyun na lang siguro ang statement ng movie.

Sinong Kamukha?

But finally, all applause for Pierce Gagnon!  Very superb ang kanyang performance. For a kid of 5 to have such intense discipline, my god, he could win an Oscar. Haha, Oscars agad, level ng mga negra sa the Help. He stole the movie from Joseph and Bruce. The deglamorized Emily Blunt was a surprise, but this kid was a bigger revelation.

Pero higit pa sa galing niya, nung una ko siyang makita, una ko lang naisip, “Ito dapat ang itusra ng anak ko.”

Huwag nang tumutol.

 

 

Dora the Explorer the Movie

Daming tawa ko lang sa http://www.collegehumor.com with this trailer for their movie Dora the Explorer. Got curious of this video, Dora the Explorer Movie Trailer (with ArielWinter), it’s uploaded or embedded everywhere kaya ako na rin. Joke lang ito, pero sana hindi. Click Dora and view the Trailer.

Ariel Winter as Dora the Explorer

 

Or Here is the trailer. Click this link

Snow White and the Huntsman

From NatGeo to Cinema One

Tama lang na si Charlize ang nasa gitna, not because parang napakarami niyang ginawa for the movie, pero siya na kasi talaga ang best

Genre: Adventure, War, Fairy Tale, Fantasy

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It had a promising opening. The first minutes were very good. From the time of Snow White’s conception till her childhood. A few moments of Kirsten Stewart first appearances were notable as well, since Charlize was still taking a lot of screen time. But after Snow White ran away to the Dark Forrest, a lot of questions were left unanswered and a lot of scenes are asked, “What are these for?” Until it ended with a blah.

1. The first scenes were music video like, something equally notable as the special effects of Alice in Wonderland, but in a different light.

2. Charlize Theron’s over the top acting was complimented by Kirsten Stewart’s under the bottom talent. This is Twilight with twist. And the twist, it is not twilight.

3. The film failed in comparison with Red Riding Hood, the film that is in the same genre.

4. Now the questions. What are these for?

Some Giant rock wood creature monster
Enchanted Forest God reminiscent of Princess Mononoke’s God like creature
faeries
scarred faced boat women in the river village
Snow White’s Prince Williams

These were good addition but useless in the story telling. The only goal of these moments were to lengthen the tale and make it long enough to be a movie.

5. Who are these and where are they from?

LPG (Liquified Personified Golden) Mirror
the seven dwarves or were there eight?

Sure they were on the original fairy tale, but it was important to discuss the origins of these beautifully presented characters. Especially the Mirror. To be fair, or would it be unfair, The queen was presented with all her goals and motivations and a very rich backstory.

6. The movie started great then the greatness faded out as the film moved to the end.