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Lacson film biggest winner, loser

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Robin Padilla

The Joyce Bernal action-drama “10,000 Hours” is the most awarded entry but is among the least watched of the eight competing films in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.

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Glitz, gaiety, Guy at the AFA

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REUNITED Best actress gets a buss from best actor, who directed her in the 1978 film “Atsay.” AP

Even if they were having problems with their roaming cell phone service, Filipino filmmakers Senedy Que, Jun Robles Lana, Chris Martinez and Alemberg Ang flooded Facebook and Twitter with updates on the 7th Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong on Monday night.   Thanks to these intrepid indie directors, the Inquirer and the rest [...]

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Three Philippine films in Udine fest

“THE STRANGERS”

Apart from Chris Martinez’s movie musical “I Do Bidoo Bidoo,” two horror flicks—Erik Matti’s “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” and Lawrence Fajardo’s “The Strangers”—will also be screened at the Far East Film Festival, to be held in Udine, Italy from April 19 to 27. Joji Alonso, producer of “The Strangers,” relayed the news to the Inquirer this week.

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‘I Do Bidoo’ competes in Osaka fest

Filipino filmmaker Chris Martinez’s musical “I Do Bidoo Bidoo” will compete in the 8th Osaka Asian Film Festival in Japan from March 8 to 17. Produced by Unitel and Studio 5, “I Do Bidoo” features the songs of the Apo Hiking Society and topbills Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Eugene Domingo and Ogie Alcasid.  The [...]

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A movie about love in all its stages

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CHRIS Martinez

Creating the musical “I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila” was such a challenge that it took writer-director Chris Martinez over a year to finish the script and about five years to develop the film.   “Ito na ang pinakamatagal kong isinulat (It took me the longest time to write this script),” Martinez told the [...]

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How Hong Kong Won Them

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TEARFUL. Shamaine Buencamino dedicates award to her family, Cinemalaya and the country.   AFP

A few minutes before winning people’s choice favorite actress at the 6th Asian Film Awards (AFA), Filipino comedienne Eugene Domingo had gotten comfortable with the idea of losing. “I was [quite content] with the hospitality extended by the organizers,” she told Inquirer in an e-mail. Domingo (who won for Marlon Rivera’s “Ang Babae sa Septic [...]

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2 PH actresses stop show at Asian Oscars

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Hong Kong actor Andy Lau, left poses with Philippine actress Eugene Domingo after being awarded the most popular actor and actress by online voting of the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong Monday, March 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Two Filipino actresses quite literally stopped the show at the 6th Asian Film Awards (AFA), considered the region’s Oscars, held Monday night at the Grand Theater of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center.

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Apo songs inspire film

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CHRIS Martinez

In 2006, the music of the Apo Hiking Society took center stage in “Kami nAPO Muna”—a chart-topping compilation album of the pop trio’s biggest hits, covered by the country’s hottest contemporary bands. This year, another tribute to the enduring music of Danny Javier, Boboy Garovillo and Jim Paredes is in the works—a two-hour musical film, [...]

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Another Pinay in Asian Oscars

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Shamaine Centenera Buencamino: Best Supporting Actress.     photo by rodel rotoni

Apart from the two nominations of Marlon Rivera’s “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” another Filipino, theater stalwart Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino, clinched a best supporting actress nod, for “Niño,” in the 6th Asian Film Awards.

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Rolling in the deep

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CHRIS Martinez shows off his Guyito stuffed toy during a visit to Inquirer on Thursday. JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

Filmmaker Chris Martinez and comic Eugene Domingo wanted a change of pace.

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‘Septic Tank’ pokes fun at indies

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DIRECTOR Marlon Rivera gives directions to the young cast of “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank.”

“It’s a film within a film,” said writer Chris Martinez of “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” which chronicles a day in the life of three ambitious, passionate but misguided filmmakers as they set out to make their dream movie. As Rainier, Bingbong and Jocelyn discuss the story, the movie is reborn in Jocelyn’s imagination several [...]

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