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LONDON — The Favourite led the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on Wednesday, with 12 nods for the costume drama that has already won its leading actress Olivia Colman critical acclaim and several prizes.
LOS ANGELES — The Golden Globes gave Queen musical Bohemian Rhapsody its top prize on Sunday in an unexpected victory over romance A Star is Born, and named 1960s segregation-era roadtrip Green Book the best comedy or musical film.
A FEW days before 2018 ended, global internet streaming service Netflix and the people behind sci-fi series Black Mirror decided to release their most ambitious project yet — an interactive film called Bandersnatch, which immediately, it caught viewers’ fancy. It presents an intriguing, yet familiar, proposition, especially for those who grew up reading Choose Your Own Adventure books published by Bantam Books from 1979.
LOS ANGELES — African-American men made measurable progress in gaining top jobs in Hollywood last year, though women — and particularly non-white women — continue to miss out.
THIS YEAR’S Oscar race is one of the most wide open in recent memory, giving some big-studio blockbusters a shot at the best-picture crown after years of victories by indie darlings.
DESPITE THREATS from streaming services and an overall feeling that Hollywood is bereft of new ideas, the movie industry turned in its best year ever in 2018, with the US leading the way to almost $42 billion in global ticket sales.
BEIJING -- China’s movie box office revenue rose 9% in 2018 to 60.98 billion yuan ($8.87 billion), state media reported, a slower pace than the 13.45% clocked for the previous year.
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JOEL LAMANGAN’s Rainbow’s Sunset is a convoluted story of a rich troubled clan, whose main conflict revolves around the family members’ having to deal with grandfather Ramon (played by Eddie Garcia), who comes out as gay and wants to live with his best friend and lover Fredo (Tony Mabesa) who is dying from cancer. But Ramon’s outing himself at the age of 84 (“It’s already 2018!”) should be the least of this family’s — and the audience’s — concerns because Rainbow Sunset doesn’t only feature a conflicted clan, but its storyline is problematic too.
“1” is a concept in Filipino romance that’s undefinable in other languages. We could describe it in parts: the giddiness; the rush when you feel a frisson of emotion for your beloved. Could you call “kilig” butterflies in your stomach? In any case, it won’t matter for this review, because I felt no such thing while watching One Great Love, which to me lacks a beating heart.
FILIPINOS love love stories, So it comes as no surprise that this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival had three romantic entries: Mary, Marry Me by Paul Soriano, One Great Love by Eric Quizon, and the focus of this review, The Girl in the Orange Dress by Jay Abello.
THIS year, Jose Marie “Vice Ganda” Viceral’s entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) might have avoided the overly obvious product placements of his previous outings, but the people behind the film still made sure their film, Fantastica, would suck in all that blockbuster moolah by stuffing in as many big stars and cameos as they could in the almost two hour-long film.
NEW YORK — Filmmaker George Lucas’s Star Wars empire — the movie franchise, not Darth Vader’s fictional galactic government — planted him firmly atop...
LOS ANGELES — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the new box office king, collecting a solid $35.4 million during its first three days of release.
LOS ANGELES — Musical drama remake A Star is Born led a wide range of contenders for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Wednesday, landing four nominations, including best movie ensemble.
NINETEEN-year-old JC has been a DC Comics fan since grade school. On the afternoon of Dec. 11, he went with his uncle to SM Mall of Asia for the “Aquaman in Manila” fan event where the actors of the film based on the DC Comics title and the film’s director were to meet lucky fans. JC and his uncle stood at the back of the activity center, trying to get a glimpse of the stage across a sea of excited fans. JC clutched a movie poster hoping to get the actors’ autographs.
SO GET this -- Ron Stallworth becomes the first black police officer in a large largely white town (the “Jackie Robinson of the Colorado Springs police force” as his superior puts it). He is consigned to the records room, requests a transfer to undercover; sees a recruitment ad for the KKK, dials the number, gets an unexpected voice at the other end, improvises a racist rant, is invited to join the group.
WALT DISNEY CO. offered the first peek at Avengers: Endgame and moved up its release date, navigating a crowded year for superhero movies that may serve as the ultimate test of Marvel’s appeal.
NOMINATIONS WERE announced on Dec. 13 for the 2019 Golden Globe awards for movies and television. The Golden Globes, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be presented at a gala dinner hosted by Canadian actress Sandra Oh and US comedian Andy Samberg in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 6. Following is a list of key film and television nominations.
FILIPINO film historian and award-winning movie maker Nick Deocampo will be giving a series of free lectures from Dec. 12-14 at the EDSA Shangri-la Plaza’s newly opened Red Carpet cinema as part of the Cine Europa film festival which is ongoing until Dec. 16 at the mall.
LOS ANGELES — Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet topped a quiet weekend at the US box office, marking the third straight win for the animated sequel. It earned $16.2 million in its third week of release, generating $140 million since it opened over Thanksgiving.
LOS ANGELES — Musical drama A Star is Born, superhero movie Black Panther, and horror flick A Quiet Place were named as some of the 10 best films of 2018 by the American Film Institute on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES — Canadian actress Sandra Oh and US comedian Andy Samberg will co-host the 2019 Golden Globe Awards in January, organizers said on Wednesday.
WALT DISNEY Co. and 21st Century Fox Inc. were sued by the owner of Malaysia’s only casino resort for pulling out of an agreement to sponsor a Fox World theme park outside Kuala Lumpur.
FOLLOWING a successful first run last year, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) ASEAN Tingin Film Festival returns for a second a year and presents a selection of films from ASEAN countries and Taiwan, running until Nov. 29 at the Gateway Cineplex in Cubao, Quezon City.
THE SHANGHAI stock exchange expanded its punishment of Chinese actress Zhao Wei over irregularities related to a failed 2016 takeover bid, underscoring the widening scrutiny of the finances of wealthy celebrities in the country.
LOS ANGELES — Albus Dumbeldore is a young professor at Hogwarts School; the charismatic but evil Gellert Grindelwald is determined to manipulate the world for his own ends; and Newt Scamander, with his magical suitcase of strange creatures, is trying to stop him.
LOS ANGELES — Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million. While that’s slightly lower than the start of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first installment in the Harry Potter spin-off series, it was easily enough to dominate the weekend box office.
THE CREATORS of This Is Spinal Tap have agreed to put their fraud lawsuit against Vivendi SA on hold while a mediator tries to resolve their $400-million case over the 1984 cult film.