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Meant To Beh (2017): Official teaser

‘Meant to Beh’ is an upcoming 2017 Philippine family comedy film film directed by Chris Martinez and starred by Vic Sotto and Dawn Zulueta.

It will be distributed and produced by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment and will serve as an official entry to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.

The upcoming movie also marks the reunion of Zulueta and Sotto after 30 years of working together in the fantasy series Okay Ka, Fairy Ko! way back in 1995.

 

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Ang Larawan 2017: ‘The Portrait’ A Primer

Ang Larawan, internationally released as The Portrait, is a 2017 Philippine musical film directed by Loy Arcenas.

Initial release: 30 October 2017
Budget: 25 million PHP
Screenplay: Rolando Tinio
Music composed by: Ryan Cayabyab

BACKGROUND

Ang Larawan is the film adaptation of Larawan, The Musical which is based on National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin’s three-act English play A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. First published in 1952, Joaquin’s work has been depicted numerous times on stage on screen and in English and Filipino—making it one of the most pedigreed literary works of the Philippines. In 1997, Musical Theater Philippines (now Culturtain Musicat Productions Inc. ) headed by singer Celeste Legaspi and talent manager/producer Girlie Rodis staged Larawan, the first musical rendition of Joaquin’s great play, at the CCP. The elegaic play was transformed into a musical with a libretto written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio and music created by iconic original Filipino music composer Ryan Cayabyab.

In 1997, Musical Theater Philippines (now Culturtain Musicat Productions Inc. ) headed by singer Celeste Legaspi and talent manager/producer Girlie Rodis staged Larawan, the first musical rendition of Joaquin’s great play, at the CCP. The elegaic play was transformed into a musical with a libretto written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio and music created by iconic original Filipino music composer Ryan Cayabyab.

This year, Culturtain with the help of supervising producer Alemberg Ang, shares Ang Larawan, The Movie with the global audience. Loy Arcenas, a multi-awarded Broadway theatrical set designer and director, was at the helm of the much-awaited film.

SYNOPSIS

This story set before World War II in Intramuros tells of the plight of sisters Candida and Paula Marasigan, daughters of high-profile painter Don Lorenzo Marasigan.

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Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War official trailer and accidentally leaked poster

Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland “accidentally” revealed the Avengers: Infinity War teaser poster on social media when he unboxes a package from Mark Ruffalo which was labelled as “confidential.”

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers face their most powerful enemy yet, the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Initial release: 25 April 2018 (Netherlands)
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Based on: The Avengers; by: Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Film series: The Avengers film series
Production company: Marvel Studios

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Coco (2017): Of following your passion, love for family, traditions and death

Just watched 'Coco.' I highly recommend it as a supplementary visual tool to introduce the concept of following your passion, love for family, keeping traditions alive and most of all, death. Before watching I was curious as to why the movie was not released during Halloween. Now I get it, it is not just an All Soul's Day movie, but it is timeless. On a personal note, it deeply tugged my heart. And not ashamed to admit that I shed tears inside the cinema. Its not just because I've lost my sister and quite recently a few more relatives and dear friends' have also lost loved ones, but its the general feeling of how (and if we do) remember dearly departed loved ones. And the thought of how (or do they) will they remember us back? The chosen song 'Recuerdeme' or 'Remember Me' is so beautifully simple and apropos (the movie version, not the local celebrity version). Before watching it with kids, please ask them first about their idea of death so that if ever they ask you during or after the movie, you will be ready with (hopefully) a good answer. If you lost a loved one recently or still hurt after years from the loss of a loved one, then this movie is for you. In its way it will help you, it will speak to you…to the depths of your soul. 💔❤️💞 #coco #cocomovie #urmajestysiresmoviereviews #urmajestysiresfavorites #disneypixar #rememberme #recuerdeme

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Just watched ‘Coco.’ I highly recommend it as a supplementary visual tool to introduce the concept of following your passion, love for family, keeping traditions alive and most of all, death.

Before watching I was curious as to why the movie was not released during Halloween. Now I get it, it is not just an All Soul’s Day movie, but it is timeless.

On a personal note, it deeply tugged my heart. And not ashamed to admit that I shed tears inside the cinema. Its not just because I’ve lost my sister and quite recently a few more relatives and dear friends’ have also lost loved ones, but its the general feeling of how (and if we do) remember dearly departed loved ones. And the thought of how (or do they) will they remember us back? The chosen song ‘Recuerdeme’ or ‘Remember Me’ is so beautifully simple and apropos (the movie version, not the local celebrity version).

Before watching it with kids, please ask them first about their idea of death so that if ever they ask you during or after the movie, you will be ready with (hopefully) a good answer.

If you lost a loved one recently or still hurt after years from the loss of a loved one, then this movie is for you. In its way it will help you, it will speak to you…to the depths of your soul.

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Justice League (2017): An amazing ride from beginning to end!

Finally saw Justice League! Waiting for the next week to watch is better for me than watching with a cinema full of ‘critics’ and noisy (kids) moviegoers. Plus you can watch the entirety of the credits w/o the lights on yet 😉. I bet you all know how that goes right? 😁😝😝😝

Gee, this movie is so worth it! Glad I watched it in 2D and probably watch again. No spoilers here though…respect! 👊🏼 IMHO its such an amazing ride from beginning to end! And don’t leave until ALL the credits have rolled!

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Hortikultura 2018: Philippine Endemic, Indigenous & Hybrid Plants (preview)

HortiKultura Filipina 2018 is hosted by Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. with partnership of Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle administration and among others.
Slated on February 2-11, 2018 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle
TILANDSIA/AIR PLANTS/AVATAR PLANTS

BONSAI

TERRARIUMS

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UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: Lemon Butter Garlic Chicken version 

#latepost My Lemon Butter Garlic Chicken version (swipe to the left for procedure photos & videos) Ingredients: chicken breasts, filleted lemon, juiced garlic, sliced spring onions, minced salt & pepper butter Procedure: – in a bowl, season chicken with salt & pepper and add lemon juice; marinate chicken for at least 30minutes – heat pan in medium and add butter – sauté garlic until golden brown and set aside; quickly add in spring onions (10seconds) and set aside – add in chicken fillets and cook 5-7minutes each side or no longer pink in the center – serve topped the garlic & spring onions 👍🏼Tips: – If you want to make a sauce: you can add cornstarch w/ the lemon juice marinade & butter left in the pan, season w/ salt & pepper and cook for 3-5minutes – sautéing the garlic and spring onions in the butter releases flavor and setting it aside as toppings so as not to overcook and retain its flavor – you can also add a bit of olive oil do that the butter will not burn quickly #lemonbuttergarlicchicken #urmajestysiresfoodadventures #urmajestysiresfoodexperiments #urmajestysirestips . . . #food #foodporn #foodie #foodblog #foodblogger #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #chickenrecipes #lemonbuttergarlic #healthyeats #healthyeating #healthychoices

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My Lemon Butter Garlic Chicken version 
Ingredients:
chicken breasts, filleted
lemon, juiced
garlic, sliced
spring onions, minced
salt & pepper
butter

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