January 4, 2017

COLLATERAL BEAUTY movie review


Happy new year! I haven't posted a lot in the past 8 months but I would like to make sure that starting the year would open a lot of good for us. Starting with the latest film with Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Michael Pena, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, and Kiera Knightley in the movie called Collateral Beauty. Opening today in cinemas, I highly recommend this to everyone to look forward and see the bigger and better picture in every thing that is happening to us.
SYPNOSIS: When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life.  While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death.  But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Time, Love and Death played very well on this one. They actually like speaking through you and not to the characters that are portrayed in the movie. When the story is served in front of you, you feel like everything is relatable. I actually cried in many parts. The movie gives so many metaphors and again hits you right on the spot. Congratulations to Allan Loeb for writing this in such a way that made you realize and appreciate these three things in our lives. Moments are derived from sadness and it takes us to be happy, just learning how to appreciate time and love. It also makes us prepare for Death, be ready and accept when it arrives.

From Warner Bros. Pictures, Collateral Beauty is directed by David Frankel.

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October 31, 2016

Scary stories in Boracay


It was a chilling night in Boracay and it was way memorable as I had the first cinema experience in Boracay. Everybody is in Halloween mood and what better way to spend it is to have scary stuff playing on the big screen. I definitely did not miss this experience as my friend MJ who works for Megaworld invited me to watch horror movies inside Boracay Newcoast.
The first outdoor cinema experience in Boracay was held at Oceanway at Boracay Newcoast just for 2 nights on Halloween weekend. It was held outdoors so you get to feel the chills and deep quietness that side of Boracay. But to tone the goosebumps down, we were served with refreshments and hotdog bites and popcorn. We watched Paranormal Activity 4 which I haven't watched yet so it really raised the creeps out of me. Dubbed as "Movie Tricks, Our Treat" by the Boracay Newcoast, it also featured scariest horror flicks like Train to Busan, The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2 and The Ring. Movie passes are available at Boracay Sandcastles and screening starts as early as 4pm.
Boracay Newcoast is the biggest tourism estate development by Megaworld's Global Estate Resorts, Inc. inspired by the best beach neighborhoods. Titled lots and world-inspired hotels make it good for the investing community. One of its components is the Shophouse District that have residential and commercial components. Transporting us from the usual island-living to a whole different way of life where people can get to shop on the lower floors and relax at the comfort of their homes at the higher levels -- just like living in Key West in Florida or Old Town in Ibiza.

Its Newcoast Village offers lots ranging from 250 sqm to 375 sqm in an exclusive vacation-inspired subdivision setting. It will also have amenities like parks, pockets gardens and grill areas. Condominium clusters like Oceanway Residences offers ready-for-occupancy units with views encompassing the Fairways and Bluewater Golf Club and the Sibuyan Sea. It has been awarded as "Best Luxury Development for Resort" in the 2015 Philippine Property Awards.

For more information about Boracay Newcoast, call +63 917 887 8696, email customerrelations@megaworldcorp.com or visit www.boracaynewcoast.com.ph.
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August 15, 2016

Know your type of species


Let's take a look and know ourselves on what type of endangered species fit in our different personalities. Check out the quiz below from WWF-Philippines that will unveil trivia about the endangered species that are only found in the Philippines. Don't forget to share your results on Facebook and Twitter.
Are you a friendly and outgoing Irrawaddy Dolphin? A tough and fearless Tamaraw? Or a creative loner like the Butanding? The Philippines is home to some of the most unique and interesting animals in the world. Luzon has the highest number of unique mammals, Visayas the highest concentration of marine life and Mindanao has a high biodiversity status. Unfortunately, some of these Philippine species are critically endangered! So before it’s too late, let's get to know them and help do what we can to make sure they swim, slither and soar in the Philippines!

Just retake and reveal upto 7 different characters in the quiz. Here are some of them.
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July 24, 2016

First look of Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot




DC Comics with Warner Bros. Pictures officially released the first trailer of the strongest woman from the Amazon, Gal Gadot reprises role as Wonder Woman / Diana Prince that will be released in 2017. Here are some first looks captured from the trailer and we thank the gods for creating Comic-Con for releasing things like this.

first time to see a man
making the first impression when bae wakes up

Amazon island
warrior in disguise

fighting form
Wonder Woman is also starred by Chris Pine as Steve Trevor with Robin Wright as General Antiope. To be released by Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines, directed by Patty Jenkins. Watch the trailer below:

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May 24, 2016

Teaser of Disney's Beauty and the Beast


Just tell me that you loved it. My sleepiness went off as I saw Disney's live action teaser for Beauty and the Beast featuring Emma Watson as Belle.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

We also got a glimpse of the Beast's Castle and heard Lumiere and Cogsworth in the background.
Beauty and the Beast also features Ewan McGregor (Lumiere), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Stanley Tucci (Cadenza - a new character to be introduced in this movie), and Dan Stevens as the Beast.

Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast comes to theaters on March 17, 2017.

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May 20, 2016

Raise your lighters up for the final cast of American Idiot


This is going to be one helluva show!
9WT reveals the final set of the cast of American Idiot happening from June 24 - July 10 at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Taguig.
Mako Alonso is seen in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and in Rivalry: The Ateneo-La Salle Musical.
Ariel Reonal, who plays the Favorite Son, is a Miss Saigon (UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila Tours) alumnus and also appeared in numerous productions in the country like in FAME (The Musical) Nick Piazza, Repertory Philippines 2004, Pilo in HIMALA The Musicale by Tanghalang Pilipino; Marty in DREAMGIRLS by Atlantis Productions 2003; Simon Zealotes in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR by Atlantis Productions 2000, RENT (Original Manila Cast) Steve/Squeegeeman as Roger, Rent Philippines Inc. 1999, as MIONG (Original Cast) General/Exile, Repertory Philippines 1998, EL FILIBUSTERISMO Juanito / Basilio, Tanghalang Pilipino 1997 / 1998 and ILUSTRADO (Ryan Cayabyab) Ensemble, Tanghalang Pilipino 1996 & 1998, among others.
Another rockstar, hailing from Rivermaya is Norby David. He was a bassist and vocalist in the band.
Nel Gomez, or Nelsito, is also a familiar face in the theater scene. Playing Tunny. He was seen in 9WT's Grease and also an instructor in Stage Camp. He also appeared in Saturday Night Fever and Piaf of Atlantis/ATEG. He also portrayed a role in Repertory's Disney's Camp Rock and more.
Yanah Laurel, is also defined as one of the prettiest faces in Philippine theater, joins the cast as Whatshername (funny name). She appeared in Atlantis Productions' Nine and Carrie.
Lastly, playing St. Jimmy is no other than Wolfgang band vocalist, Basti Artadi. Producing 8 albums throughout his rock career including the all-Tagalog, Ang Bagong Dugo Sa Lumang Ugat - Unang Kabanata. I guarantee that this is not just for theater goers but for rock fans as well.

For tickets and showbuying, you may contact 9 Works Theatrical at M +63917.554.5560 • T 586.7105 / 557.5860. You can follow updates via Twitter (9wtonline), Instagram (@9wtonline) and follow #Globe9WTAmericanIdiot.

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May 18, 2016

The Voice PH's Jason Fernandez leads 9WT's American Idiot cast


Here's the part 2 cast of 9 Works Theatrical's American Idiot that will run from June 24 - July 10 at the Globe Iconic Store, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, Taguig.
American Idiot is a musical created using the songs of US punk rock band Green Day. Know the cast below:
Chesko Rodriguez was formerly seen as Chantal in the award-winning La Cage Aux Folles in 2014-2015. He also played as one of the horses in Trumpets performance of CS Lewis classic, "The Horse and His Boy." He also appeared in little performances around the Metro.

We got a Miss Saigon alumna in the cast! Ela has performed internationally, notably in Paris, Belgium, Macau and Hong Kong. She was 2013 World Champion in the World Salsa Festival held in Hong Kong and 2012 Champion of Hong Kong’s Best Dance Crew in the jazz/contemporary category. In her latest stint as principal dancer and aerialist at The Festival of the Lion King at Hong Kong Disneyland she has also performed as an actor and puppeteer and a lead singer for High School Musical Live. Welcome back to the Philippines, Ela!
Mark Tayag is no stranger to the 9WT audience as he appeared in RENT and Grease.
Sarah Facuri also joins the cast of American Idiot and we're familiar with her in Grease and Sandbox Collectives' No Filter 2.0.

Last but not the least, coming from The Voice PH, Jason Fernandez takes the role of Johnny. The main protagonist of the story. On his picaresque journey, he experiences nihilism, drug abuse, and lost love. Jason is a former Rivermaya vocalist but unfortunately got eliminated in one of the episodes of The Voice PH. Taking the new path as a thespian, Jason gives us the promise of a great role and show.

For tickets and showbuying, you may contact 9 Works Theatrical at M +63917.554.5560 • T 586.7105 / 557.5860. You can follow updates via Twitter (9wtonline), Instagram (@9wtonline) and follow #Globe9WTAmericanIdiot.

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