I didn’t watch “It Takes A Man and A Woman” on its opening day, yet surprisingly, the screenings were still packed days after the opening. I can therefore be forgiven if I had high expectations for this movie.
It Takes a Man and a Woman is the third and final installment in the A Very Special Love series of films. The movie follows the life of Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) and Laida (Sarah Geronimo) after their break-up which occurs after the events of the second film. Miggy is now in a relationship with Belle (Isabelle Daza) while Laida is now a more mature woman after living in the United States. They work in the same company, and there is a bit of tension because Laida finds herself opposing many of Miggy’s business decisions.
She made headlines this week by getting the female lead in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Emily VanCamp’s been in your peripheral vision for years though. Are you happy that she’s gotten her first really big movie break?
Park Shin Hye will be gracing Manila with her gorgeousness in a couple of months, and Team MJ is super psyched to finally see her in person. The event will be on March 16 at the Star Theater in the CCP Complex, and is brought to us by Behind the Scenes and Fangirl Asia. Shin Hye will officially be the first Korean actress to hold a fan meeting in the Philippines.
Best known for her starring roles in the popular Korean dramas “He’s Beautiful” (a.k.a. “You’re Beautiful”, a.k.a. “Minami Shineyo”) opposite superstar Jang Geun Suk, and “Heart Strings” opposite Jung Yong Hwa of the Korean pop band C.N. Blue (both shows were aired locally on ABS-CBN), Shin Hye is currently breaking hearts in “Flower Boy Next Door”, which premiered on January 7 this year. In this romantic comedy, she plays Go Dok Mi, a girl who suffers from a fear of people and the outside world, and has shut herself up in her apartment. Her only connection to people is her infatuation with her cute neighbor, whom she has never spoken to and only sees from her window. We’ve seen the first two episodes, and it’s looking to be a winner.
There should be a special award for Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) for their amazing job hosting The Golden Globes awards yesterday. Both local celebrities and local audiences took to Twitter to show their appreciation for the amazing comedic duo.
Sobrang winner ng monologue nila Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sa Golden Globes omg di ko kinaya dami kong tawa mga bente
A week after the very successful screening for Academy members of Tom Hooper’s hotly-anticipated film of ”Les Miserables,” and Team MJ is happy to report that we’re firmly in the tank for this musical adaptation. (Seriously, send us tickets and find out.)
What’s not to love, really? It’s the director of the lovely, perfectly-calibrated “The King’s Speech,” working with a revolutionary idea: having the entire cast sing “live” on film with on-site accompaniment, instead of allowing them to mime to prerecorded tracks. It is rumoured that 90% of the shots feature live singing, which, we’re sure, will bring the earnestness of the musical’s numbers to life.
There’s also the incredible cast, headed by Tony-winner Hugh Jackman, who finally finds himself in a role that befits his (rather extensive) range of talents, as well as Oscar-winner Russell Crowe as Javert. Then there’s Anne Hathaway as Fantine, who, according to rumor, is well-placed for an Oscar win for her scene-stealing rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream.” Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras and Samantha Barks as Eponine round out the main roles, with Colm Wilkinson, Jean Valjean from the original Broadway production, contributing a cameo as the Bishop. Would that they had a spot also for the mighty Roger Allam, the original London cast’s Javert, or Terence Mann, who played Javert on Broadway, but them’s the breaks.
The thing is that fans have been waiting for this movie since the 1985 London production and the 1987 Broadway production. And so have performers, as the massive popularity of the stage production has brought a lot of the songs into the mainstream.
Here’s a small sampling, good or bad, of the many Les Miserables cover versions out there. And we’re serious about sending us tickets to an advanced screening.
On Tuesday night, a screening of the funny fantasy film Jeon Woo Chi (전우치) kicked off this year’s Korean Film Festival, now on its fourth year in the Philippines. The premiere was held at Cinema 4 of Megamall, where the Manila leg of the Festival (from September 18 to 23) will be hosted. The Festival will also be held in SM City Baguio from September 26 to 30, and in SM City Cebu from October 3 to 7.
This year’s theme is “Family Time”, as the line-up of films is a celebration of the family. Family values are a bit part of both Korean and Filipino culture, so this year’s Festival should provide for an interesting viewing experience for the public, and not just the increasing number of fans who have been caught in the phenomenon of the current Korean wave sweeping the country.
I’m not a big fan of Tom Cruise, nor of his Mission: Impossible franchise. It took the fourth installment to change my mind.
The plot is simple enough: figure out who bombed the Kremlim and framed the Impossible Missions Force. Given the political sensitivity of the matter, the US disavows the IMP and initiates Ghost Protocol. With no help from the government, Hunt and his team are on their own in investigating and finding the bomber. The chase leads them from Moscow, to Dubai to India, in a stunning choreography of stunts and effects.
There are movies that I watch, over and over again, not because they’re particularly good, well-acted, artistic or insightful into the human condition. No, I watch them because the costumes are fabulous! I may not be able to recreate them, but just having that spark of an idea – something like, “I could totally use some white Princess Leia drapery today” – can revitalize and refresh the dreary task of deciding what to wear. From crazy-fantastic ideas to ensembles that I can maybe-sorta copy, here are a few of my favorite stylish movies.
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