Welcome to Brgy. Ginebra, Rodney Brondial! #NSD #GinKings (at Robinson’s Ermita, Manila)

Welcome to Brgy. Ginebra, Rodney Brondial! #NSD #GinKings (at Robinson’s Ermita, Manila)

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away.. #vaderselfie #plushtoy #imperialmarch

Meanwhile, in a galaxy far, far away.. #vaderselfie #plushtoy #imperialmarch

Exploring Life - Living In My Preferred Dimension

Cinemalaya X - A Decade Of Connecting Dimensions

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It’s been a week since Cinemalaya festival waved goodbye. I have mixed feelings as it reaches the end of the line.

I was so happy that I’ve been able to watch 7 full-length films & 5 short films, but at the same time sad ‘coz it’s over & I haven’t seen all the films I wanna see this year (if only I could avail the pocket-draining Festival Pass). Delighted, that it surpassed last year’s ticket sales & continued to stretch its arms to film lovers like me & recruit some more. Dismayed, by the online upload of entries for the last 2 years, which is more of a whack to our filmmakers than a high five to their magnum opus.

I attended the festival for four days. And I literally lived inside the venue for one day. That’s the time I told myself, “You know what, I can do this forever”.

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My 1st day (8/2):

So I came in late for the first screening, about 5 minutes late I guess, but I still enjoyed what was left for me on the first short film played.

SHORTS B
10AM -STUDIO THEATER

EYEBALL 🌟🌟 2/5
Mind-blowing ending. Oh well, I mean, LITERALLY.

INA-TAY 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
Its beki designed script was pure fun! The crowd were bursting with laughter!

INDAYOG NG NAYATAMAK 🌟🌟🌟 3/5
Work of art. I’m not used to this element but it got me glued on the screen.

LOLA 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5
Badass granny! I liked how they roll the ending. Predictable, but good execution. (BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST DIRECTOR & AUDIENCE CHOICE)

NAKABIBINGING KADILIMAN 🌟🌟🌟 3/5
Nice actors. Started with light scenes and ended up heavy.


HARI NG TONDO 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5
12:45PM -LITTLE THEATER
(Director’s Showcase)
This reminded me of the 90s vibe -the punchlines, the scenes, even the cliches! Mainstream release awaits this one. Not the best entry but it doesn’t matter, I loved it! (BEST ACTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS & SPECIAL JURY AWARD)

SEPARADOS 🌟🌟 2/5
3:30PM -STUDIO THEATER
(New Breed)
Had a few laughs & good moments but it must have been submitted at the wrong festival. The film fits more appropriately at MMFF.

THE JANITOR 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
6:15PM -LITTLE THEATER
(Director’s Showcase)
Alex Medina. He’s in, I’m in! Haha! Alright, the gruesome torture scene is its strongest point. Okay, plus all the yummy guys. (BEST DIRECTOR, BEST EDITING, BEST SCREENPLAY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR)

MARIQUINA 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
9PM -LITTLE THEATER
(New Breed)
Its subtlety captured me. Could have been too melodramatic if it landed on the wrong hands (thank goodness it didn’t!). The Cinemalaya feels is strong in this one. (BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS)

My 2nd day (8/3):

#Y 🌟🌟🌟💫 3.5/5
3:30PM -LITTLE THEATER
(New Breed)
A bit disappointed with the characters (or actors?) but the story itself pulled me back to my senses. I can relate with Mile’s plight & incomprehensible views. There are some things in this life that are too personal to share & too difficult for others to understand. (SPECIAL CITATION FOR ENSEMBLE ACTING)

My 3rd day (8/5):

HUSTISYA 🌟🌟🌟 3/5
9PM -STUDIO THEATER
(Director’s Showcase)
Great performances mixed with weak storyline & everything else. But who cares? The Superstar will save the day. (BEST ACTRESS, NETPAC AWARD & AUDIENCE CHOICE)

4th & last day (8/8): 

1ST KO SI 3RD 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5
9PM -MAIN THEATER
(New Breed)
Save the funny one for last. We laughed in unison at every “LOL” moments in the film which resonated around the theater. Packed with a li’l dose of drama, but there’s more kilig & fun. A sure hit when released commercially. (BEST ACTOR)

And that’s it! I just wish DAGITAB could get a commercial release to see how it really did great to receive all the praises I’ve read & the awards they raked at the festival.

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Exploring Life - A Whirlwind Inside of My Head ⇢

iamyouasyouareme:

I still can’t find the right words for an introduction that defined the greatest night I’ve had in this lifetime. Alright, cut the crap! Whhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!

LINKIN PARK LIVE IN MANILA – LIVING THINGS WORLD TOUR 2013

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The band who managed to squeeze…

It’s been a year but I can still feel!

Shet. Exactly one year ago. #linkinparkliveinmanila #livingthingsworldtour

Shet. Exactly one year ago. #linkinparkliveinmanila #livingthingsworldtour

beatlesneveroutofstyle:

"When I was a Beatle… I thought "We’re the best fucking group in the goddam world." And believing that is what made us what we were. It was just a matter of time before everybody else caught on." 

-John Lennon 

Gotcha baller! #cinemalayaX

Gotcha baller! #cinemalayaX

Cinemalaya X @CCP Part 2.

Cinemalaya X @CCP.

Jam-packed. (at CCP Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino))

Jam-packed. (at CCP Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino))

13 hours of madness. #cinemalaya

13 hours of madness. #cinemalaya

5 down, 3 more to go! #Y later! Yehey! #cinemalayaX

5 down, 3 more to go! #Y later! Yehey! #cinemalayaX

Cinemalaya 2013. First time to attend Cinemalaya Festival at CCP. Gala screening of Babagwa, Rekorder, Ekstra & Transit. 😍 #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2013 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

Cinemalaya 2013. First time to attend Cinemalaya Festival at CCP. Gala screening of Babagwa, Rekorder, Ekstra & Transit. 😍 #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2013 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

Cinemalaya 2012. Last day of festival @ Greenbelt3, just in time for the last screening of Ang Nawawala. 😄 #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2012 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

Cinemalaya 2012. Last day of festival @ Greenbelt3, just in time for the last screening of Ang Nawawala. 😄 #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2012 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

Cinemalaya 2011. San Lazaro premiere @ Greenbelt3. With direk Wincy Ong & internet action star Ramon Bautista. 😁 #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2011 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

Cinemalaya 2011. San Lazaro premiere @ Greenbelt3. With direk Wincy Ong & internet action star Ramon Bautista. 😁 #throwback #tbt #cinemalaya2011 #isangtulognalangCinemalayaXna

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