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Game of Thrones Season 1

Posted by Fred on June 10, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

July 16, 2011


I have not seen a complete HBO series before. A colleague convinced me to try "Game of Thrones." I did watch the first episode and never looked back. Over the past days, I watched one episode a day until I completed all 10 episodes of the first season. It was that good. You'd never want to be kept hanging.


The series brings us back to a medieval time with kings and queens, lords and ladies. It showed things as they probably were back then, g...

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2013 SAG Nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Posted by Fred on January 27, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

January 27, 2013

These are the nominees  for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture as cited by the Screen Actors Guild of America for the year 2012, to be awarded January 27, 2013.  This will be shown live January 28, 2013, 9 am Manila time.

Here are my reviews for these five nominees.  This Cast award is its equivalent of the Best Picture prize. ...

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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

Posted by Fred on January 8, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

January 8, 2013

I always thought that "Life of Pi" was an inspirational book.  For that reason, I did not really intend to read it. This is the guy who took months to read "The Alchemist" and did NOT like it!  However, with the news of the new Ang Lee film which had been touted to be "The New Avatar," I wanted to read it before the...

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The Silver Linings Playbook (Matthew Quick)

Posted by Fred on January 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

January 8, 2013

I got interested to watch "The Silver Linings Playbook" only because of the upcoming film of the same title which was receiving a lot of awards buzz.  I thought it would be a good idea to read the book first before the film, starring the unlikely pair of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, who were both nominated for Golden Globes acting aw...

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Posted by Fred on November 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

December 29, 2010

Being a fan of Pinoy horror films, particularly those starring Ms. Kris Aquino (like "Feng Shui" and "Sukob"), of course I was not about to miss "Dalaw." It was just strange how this was the only film which did not receive any nomination from the Metro Manila Film Fest 2010 judge...

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RPG Metanoia

Posted by Fred on November 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

December 2, 2010

My boys and I watched "RPG Metanoia" today, which is an entry in the current Metro Manila Film Festival. I found it the best way to introduce the watching of Filipino films to them. This is the first Filipino film they have watched in the movie house. They generally enjoyed it for the most part (save for a few fuzzy details), and I was happy for that. I defi...

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Darren Criss Live in Trinoma (December 22, 2010)

Posted by Fred on November 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I was not really expecting much from this concert.  The artist Darren Criss is new, and only hit the public consciousness recently because of his breakthrough appearance on the hit TV show "Glee" as Blaine, Kurt's crush from the Dalton Warblers.  He is the first artist from "Glee" to have a concert here in Manila, and as total Gleeks, my wife, my daughter and I all went to catch this show.

Iin the last week when we were Christmas shopping at the Trinoma, we d...
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Tron Legacy

Posted by Fred on November 22, 2012 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

December 22, 2010

There is something so odd about this movie. For a movie that is supposedly futuristic, "TRON: Legacy" actually felt dated to me. Those feel of the scenes in the beginning of the film really felt as though this whole film was done in the 1980s. The whole production even w...

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The Fighter

Posted by Fred on November 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

December 18, 2010


In the midst of my work and Christmas shopping, I felt the need to catch this multi-nominated film. I am so glad I did because it is outstanding. Ok, the typical ingredients of a boxing flick are here. A down-and-out underdog protagonist, the training scenes, the boxing ring scenes, the redemption towar...

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Next to Normal (Broadway)

Posted by Fred on November 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

December 12, 2010


I watched this musical based on good reputation alone (multiple Tony nominations in 2009, 2 wins). I had no idea who the actors were. I had no idea what the music sounded like. I had a very vague idea about the story. I recall reading an article written by Ms....

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