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Top 25 Local TV Shows I Miss: Part 2 – Comedy Shows

Heto na ang second part ng list na ‘to. If you missed the first part, click here. 15. ANG TV 4:30 NAAAA! ANG TV NAAAAAA! Doo waa didi didi dum didi dumm… Ang sabi ng mentor ko, who happens to be WikiPedia (hahaha), “Ang TV was the first kids’ gag-variety show in the Philippines. Prior to 1992, Director Johnny Manahan enlisted a group of multi-talented kids (& pre-teens) to create the first ever gag-variety show for youngsters in the Philippines. Most of the country’s current stars can point their humble beginnings to Ang TV. Popular celebrities like Claudine Barretto, Jolina…

Top 25 Local TV Shows I Miss: Youth-Oriented Shows, Etc

I grouped the programmes by genre. So the rankings don’t really matter. Ehehe. Sa batch na ‘to, yung talk shows, drama anthologies, and youth-oriented shows. 25. MAGANDANG GABI, BAYAN! As my friend Dam-dam pointed out, there were two things that really made this show very, very interesting and enjoyable. Halloween Special. As in. I swear, magkamatayan na tayo but I would not miss their Halloween episode. It was just sinisterly spooky. The reenactments were desperately haunting I couldn’t understand why I would always want to watch it even if I knew that I would be so totally afraid to be…

Movie Rundown: The Dark Night (And Other Batman Movies)

Note: I was supposed to write a full-blown genre criticism of The Dark Knight but I figured writing something too Film-graduate-ish is uncalled for. So here are some random thoughts about it and the other Batman movies. For what it’s worth, I saw the following movies again recently. You know, just to refresh my memory. The Dark Knight (2008) Genre: Action, Thriller; Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman One of the things I hate the most is too much hype. This unsolicited noise has always spoiled fine movies…

Top 9 Most Amazing Celebrity Transformations (For a Movie Role)

There have been notable transformations for a single role in the past decades. Who would forget Robert DeNiro‘s stint when he inflated his body for his role in Raging Bull? Vincent D’Onofrio even set a Guiness World Record for the most weight gained for a single film role for his mind-blowing presence in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. Contemporary actors, however, will not be left behind. In fact, in recent years, we have seen celebrities shed off their glamorous skin and almost magically transform to give life to some of cinema’s most unforgettable characters. Here is a list of the…

My Top 50 All-Time Favorite Films (Part 7)

So we’ve come to the end of the road. After almost a year of counting down my 50 all-time favorite films, we have now reached the end. If you missed the first 49, here’s help: Top 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-4, 3-2. And now, ladies and gentlemen, I give you my #1 favorite film of…

My Top 50 All-Time Favourite Films (Part 6)

I know this post is long overdue. It’s been seven months since I posted the last installment and I think it’s just time to reveal my top 3 favourite films of all time. You may view the rest of the list here: 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11 and 10-3. Again, usual disclaimer: this is not a…

My Top 50 All-Time Favorite Films (Part 5)

Top 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11. Whoah. And now, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome my top 10 all-time favorite films…. … 10. Finding Nemo (2003) Genre: Comedy Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould Plot: 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. That’s a lot of space to find…

My Top 50 All-Time Favorite Films (Part 4)*

This is a very lengthy post so no much intro needed now. Just a reminder, this is not a list of the best movies for me, this is my favorites list. If you missed the bottom 30 movies, check these out: Top 50-41, 40-31, 30-21. A’right. Back to the countdown…. … 20. The Blair Witch…