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Why MMFF 2014 is fielding a predictable slate of sequels

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RYZZA Mae Dizon returns with “Bossing” sequel.

The Manila Film Festival was originally conceptualized as a showcase for the best movies that the Philippines’ film industry produced. Twelve days were set aside, during which only Filipino movies were shown in Manila theaters, to counteract the dominance of American movies on local screens.

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Other side of the celebrity interview

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It could be the most awkward, intrusive and uncomfortable experience. You could be sitting in your chair seconds before a TV exclusive, girding your loins for whatever questions might be thrown at you. This could be your 25th interview of the day and you’ve thought of every possible answer to the same five questions that you’ve had to field over and over again. And you desperately need to use the bathroom.

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Even more grueling test of endurance

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“FEAR Factor” Photo from NBC

It had been months since we watched “Fear Factor,” so we were amazed to see it as an even more grueling test of endurance and willpower than ever, occasionally to the point of painful cruelty and even abject debasement.

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Old weight-loss notions debunked

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One of our resolutions for 2014 is to get rid of our unhealthy plump midsection, so we were recently happy to catch the Solar TV special telecast, “10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight.”

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Films we don’t get to see

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MICHAEL Fassbender (left), Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”

The Philippines, with its film-loving population now about to hit the 100-million mark, has become a big player on the global movie scene, with some major productions opening here even before they start playing in traditionally more favored territories in Europe and the United States.

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