By Peter Howell Movie Critic Thu., Aug. 2, 2018 There’s been much hand-wringing lately over the future of big-screen movies, what with Netflix and other small-screen streaming services gobbling talent and eyeballs. The concern may seem overblown. Hollywood is enjoying near-record box office this summer, with hits like Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2 and Mission: Impossible — Fallout suggesting there’s still life left in the traditional theatrical moviegoing experience. Outside of blockbusters and megaplexes, however, the outlook is less rosy. Smaller films and arthouses are struggling to hold onto audiences and attract new ones. All of which makes the impending return of the single-screen Paradise Theatre in Toronto’s Bloorcourt Village neighbourhood both welcome and curious. The Paradise, a heritage building, has been closed since 2006. A victim of digital times — the DVD and other distractions — it barely … [Read more...] about Returning Paradise Theatre looks to events, drinks to support film offerings
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MANILA, Philippines — After almost a decade since the destructive Typhoon Ondoy, two decades since the millennials started making an impact, and three decades since the first People Power Revolution (and the birth of The Philippine STAR), defining the Filipino has only become more complicated. We gathered insights from Filipinos who embody unconditional resiliency and advocate empowerment in the face of modern challenges; local globetrotters who have traveled around the world, to refine our idea on where we stand at present; multi-hyphenate individuals, whose list of accomplishments may give us an idea on how to improve ourselves; and modern Filipino heroes, to ground us through our continuous search for peace and freedom. * * * Manny Gonzalez How can Filipinos positively impact the nation and the whole world? Filipinos blame our problems and our poor economic performance on everything and everyone but themselves. But most of the symptomatic problems — drugs, corruption … [Read more...] about What have we learned so far?
caption “Mission: Impossible – Fallout.” source Paramount Ever since that iconic moment in 1983’s “Risky Business” when Tom Cruise slid across the floor pantless, he has been one of the biggest movie stars in the world. That’s 35 years of being Hollywood royalty! And he’s had that longevity at the top thanks to making some of the most memorable movies of all time over those three-plus decades. “Top Gun,” “Jerry Maguire,” all the “Mission: Impossible” movies; he doesn’t just bring a unique intensity to every role he does, but over his career has had the talent to do it in every genre a movie star can be placed in including romance, drama, and most recently, action. With his latest movie “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” hitting theaters Friday, we’ve decided to dissect all 42 Tom Cruise movies and rank them from worst to best: 42. “Rock of Ages” … [Read more...] about All 42 Tom Cruise movies, ranked from worst to best
Since the time of Raden Saleh 200 years ago, innovative Indonesian artists have been global in their outlook, seeking inspiration and marketplaces outside the archipelago; likewise, the islands have long enticed foreign artists to come here for the sunshine and low cost of living. The latest overseas arrival to make his mark in Indonesia, American painter Richard Irwin Meyer, began his career in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, and now he is finding success in Jakarta. Gugup (Nervous, 2017) (Richard Meyer /File) Meyer’s new career as a painter actually began decades ago. Born and raised in Yakima, Washington, on the west coast of the United States, after attending the state university, he studied painting with noted American artist Gandy Brodie in Vermont and New York. He moved to New York City in 1969 and became an active part of the avant-garde scene there in the era of Andy Warhol. After exhibits at galleries in New York, he worked first as a studio assistant for … [Read more...] about Richard Meyer: A painter’s journey
MANILA, Philippines — "JaDine is over,” declare the anonymous pop culture prophets who spend their happy, productive lives lurking on the comments sections of social media and gossip sites. Every move, every word, and photograph posted by James Reid and Nadine Lustre, both 24, are picked up by the media and picked apart by the abovementioned. These bashers’ idea of fun range from mudslinging by way of puns (“Negadine Laostre,” “Pa-cool Girl,” and “Disastrous”— what they perceive as clever plays on Nadine’s name, her inactive personal website, and Lustrous, her debut makeup line collaboration with BYS), to spitting on James’ (Palm) Dreams. They never not love to mock Jadine, and what they’re currently hacking at with their pitchforks is the film Never Not Love You, directed by Antoinette Jadaone. It bears the identifying marks of a Jadine project: controversial, interesting, and polarizing. Around nine days … [Read more...] about How to destroy your career, according to JaDine