Too good to turn down
Tom Hanks is such a popular draw that he gets first crack at the best film roles, so he has to pass on some of them. But, the title role in his latest starrer, “Sully,” was too good to turn down, so he made time for the production.
In “Sully,” Hanks and the real-life hero he plays, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, are perfectly matched. Sullenberger is the great pilot who was able to safely land his distressed plane on the Hudson River, saving all 155 lives onboard.
Pregnant with comic possibilities
Oscar winners Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey in the latest Bridget Jones film, “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” a sequel that’s figuratively and literally pregnant with comic possibilities.
After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget (Zellweger) focuses on her TV news production job, until she is romanced by a dashing American (Dempsey)—and later discovers that she’s pregnant. Trouble is, she’s only 50-percent sure of the identity of her baby’s daddy!
Tanghalang Pilipino’s second production for its 30th season is “Pangarap sa Isang Panaginip ng Gitnang Tag-araw,” Rolando Tinio’s Filipino translation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with performances starting Sept. 30 at the CCP. Carlitos Siguion-Reyna’s adaptation topbills Audie Gemora, Liesl Batucan, Jackie Lou Blanco, Teroy Guzman and Rafa Siguion-Reyna. Call 832-1125 loc. 1620.
At Krazy Garlik (2/L Greenbelt 5), welcome Tasty Twists, a Krazy selection meant for sharing. The tasty selection includes Shrimp Diablo, Souper Dapper Sinigang, El Callos Capitan, Creamy Beef Rendang, Ilocaloco and the Krazy Wild Blooms banana blossom salad. Visit www.krazygarlik.com.ph.
Creating Pete’s dragon
Because dragons are often depicted in movies as vicious, scaly and unapproachable, the personality of Elliott in Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” is a radical but very welcome departure from the off-putting norm.
He’s entirely computer-generated, but his friendly and encouraging presence allows Pete to be able to figure out what he needs. Elliott instinctively understands what’s missing in his young human friend’s life, and that he belongs somewhere else.
Makati Diamond Residences
At the heart of the Makati Business District, a unique sanctuary can be found: Makati Diamond Residences (tel. no. 317-0999). With its spacious rooms, indoor lap pool, gym and other amenities, this gem of a hotel makes business feel like leisure.
‘Sausage Party’ breaks all rules
Most animated features are meant for a child or family audience, but “Sausage Party” breaks all rules and proves that animation can also click with adult audiences—provided it’s really funny.
The racy comedy film is about a sausage, Frank, that’s in love with a bun named Brenda—but is much more than a one-joke comedy. It has real heart, vivid characters and a super funny layer for grownups!
Mowelfund has dedicated the Erap diorama and the Joseph Estrada Hall to its founder and chair emeritus, Mayor Joseph Estrada, who recently made a generous donation to augment the foundation’s operational funds.
Recently, Regal’s Mother Lily Monteverde also made a big donation to Mowelfund during her birthday celebration. A Lily Monteverde livelihood project is in the offing.
PVB partners with ‘Ride N’ Seek’ Season 4
Philippine Veterans Bank will take part in Season 4 of History Asia’s “Ride N’ Seek” with host Jaime Dempsey as she tours around the country in a motorbike, in search of the Priestess’ Cloak. In episode one, Jaime is toured around Corregidor Island by PVB president Nilo Cruz as they visit the various war memorials of the island.
In another episode, Jaime will visit PVB’s newly refurbished branch in Tacloban, Leyte. Here, she will see the PVB History Wall which features the local World War II History of Leyte, including the famous Leyte Landing of 1944.
Patis Tesoro textile arts immersion
SoFA Design Institute collaborates with industry icon, Patis Tesoro, from Sept. 24 to 26 for an exclusive workshop on textile arts. The workshop is an immersion in the world of textile arts under the close mentorship of an admired leader and expert in textile manipulation and craftsmanship.
The immersion is an exclusive learning experience in Tesoro’s private workshop at Laguna, where students will experience first hand traditional and rustic Filipino living at PatisTito Garden Cafe. Call 478-4611 loc. 115.
Visit Aquamundo Sports’ booth (C92) at the Diving Resort travel Expo this weekend at SM Megatrade Hall. Call (632) 890-2782.
‘Press X Press’
On Sept. 16, the “Press X Press” exhibit opens at Nova Gallery Manila, featuring the works of Allan Popa, Doktor Karayom, Emanuele Ferrari, G.A. Garcia, Joash Roxas, Joroland Baligad, Raha Rodriguez and Wesley Sy. The gallery is at 2241 Chino Roces ave., Makati City.
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