Warcraft was almost there

June 18, 2016 12:04 AM

Warcraft was almost there

By: Reymundo Salao

WARCRAFT (alternatively known as Warcraft: The Beginning) is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones, Charles Leavitt and Chris Metzen. It stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky and Daniel Wu. 

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2: The Saga Comes Full Circle

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2: The Saga Comes Full Circle

By: Reymundo Salao

Just Another Film Junkie

WE’VE finally reached the final chapter of what is one of the best fantasy series since Star Wars (the first original trilogy) and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

And with this (second part of the) final chapter, the series comes full circle with an ending that is such a magical bang.

Because this was a final chapter, the series did not shy away from going into dark places. One must expect that some main characters may not survive long enough to see the end.

The frequently asked question about the movie probably is: “Will I enjoy and understand the movie without having watched the previous Harry Potter movies?”

You have to at least understand the basic storyline of the movie; who Voldemort is; what happened to Harry as a child; what happened to his parents; who Dumbledore, Snape, or the other characters are.

Sure, you should at least have some degree of understanding of these characters so that you will understand the movie. But even if you don’t have to understand the movie, I’m sure the overall action-packed awesomeness of the movie will still be immensely enjoyable to those unfamiliar with the storyline, and will most probably drive them to look for those other movies.

Because the forces of good and evil finally face off to seal the fate of the other, it is indeed expected, and was definitely delivered how this movie is action packed and filled with epic battle scenes.

Pacquiao’s look-alike visits Manila anew

Pacquiao’s look-alike visits Manila anew

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s look-alike is back in Manila.

Filipino-American Allan Rivera Manuel arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay on Thursday evening to visit his idol, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Manuel said he made the effort to visit Pacquiao because he knows that the latter is really busy with his commitments as a boxer and representative of Sarangani.

“Mabuhay, Philippines! Thank you for the love and support. Maraming salamat, kapamilya,” he said.

‘Melason’ hopes for new movie project

‘Melason’ hopes for new movie project

MANILA, Philippines – Reel and real life sweethearts Melisa “Melai” Cantiveros and Jason Francisco said they are hoping to have a new movie soon.

They are also praying for the nonstop support of their fans.

“Sana sa mga susunod pa naming gagawin kagaya nitong pelikulang ito sana ay suportahan niyo po kami at huwag kayong magbago sa amin,” Francisco said.

“Sana magtuloy-tuloy ang suporta niyo sa amin para masaya tayo,” Cantiveros added.

The couple made the statement after the successful premiere of their first movie together, “The Adventures of Pureza: The Queen of Riles”, last Tuesday.

Kapamilya stars like the hosts of “Happy Yipee Yehey” were there to show support to their co-hosts.

What made the premiere special was the presence of Francisco’s idol, action star Robin Padilla.

Melanie Marquez repackages self as painter

Melanie Marquez repackages self as painter

MANILA, Philippines – Beauty queen-turned-actress Melanie Marquez is making a splash in the Philippine art world.

Upon returning to the Philippines from Utah, United States where her family has a ranch, Marquez repackaged herself as a painter.

Marquez’s 2 paintings are part of an exhibit dubbed “Art and Beauty,” which is on view at the Ricco Renzo Galleries and Café on Nicanor Garcia Street (formerly Reposo Street), Bel-Air 2 in Makati City.

She is one of the former beauty queens participating in the event.

The works of Nina Ricci Alagao, Lani Lobangco, Maria Isabel Lopez and Vangie Pascual are also on display.

The exhibit, held in cooperation with the National Commission on Culture and Arts and the Character Building Foundation Inc., opened on Wednesday night and will run until July 31.

A minute with: Harry Potter director David Yates

A minute with: Harry Potter director David Yates

NEW YORK – British director David Yates has spent the last six and half years of his life bringing the wizard world of Harry Potter to the big screen.

The 47 year old has made the final four of the eight films based on the top-selling books by author J.K. Rowling films.

But as the franchise comes to an end with the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” this week, Yates talked to Reuters about putting a full stop on an epic experience and what he plans to do next.

Q: Why did you sign on to do these movies?

A: “It was too good of an opportunity to pass up. I hadn’t read the books and they asked me, ‘Would you like to do it?’ I was like ‘Oh my God, I’d better read a book.’ It was so funny and charming and I quickly read the second one. It was a difficult world to walk away from, and once I started, everybody was really great. They asked me to stay and I said yes. And they asked me to stay and I said yes again, and I didn’t want to be the bloke who made the two in the middle.”

Q: Like the middle child?

A: “Yeah, exactly. And no one takes you that seriously. So I stayed.”

Q: Was it a conscious decision to keep the atmosphere of this film rather mature?

A: “One way to keep the whole series fresh is to keep making it grow old with the audience and that’s the most important thing for me. (The audience) may have been six or seven or eight and they are 16, 17 and 19 now … They don’t want to be patronized with cute stuff anymore. Also, little kids love to be scared. I loved to be scared when I was little.”

Q: What are your next moves, now that you have these big blockbusters under your belt?