"Music from Movies” — a concert tribute to 50 years of FINEX service — proved to be a magical night under the baton of executive producer Eduardo Yap, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) National Affairs Committee chair and former president of the Rotary Club of Makati. Held at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura on Aug. 8, it had the Manila Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Solares playing memorable film themes over the past several decades. Featured performers were crossover artist Gerphil Flores, baritone Byeong-In Park, violinist Princess Ybañez, vocalist Christopher Yu, and tango dancers Jang and Jenn Lopez. ?The program started with M. Rózca’s Parade of the Charioteers from Ben Hur serving as a grandiloquent orchestral preview in lieu of an overture. Followed another entirely instrumental piece, the Out of Africa Love Theme by J. Barry, before Cristopher Yu soloed with This Is the Moment by F. Wildhorn, from Jekyll … [Read more...] about The magic of movie music
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MANILA -- Coleen Garcia shared her excitement over her latest movie "Mia." According to Garcia, they are already done shooting the movie. "Playing Mia has been amazingly fun and refreshing for me! I’ll really miss it! Kinda sad that that part ends here, but I’m also so excited for you guys to see it! I know I haven’t shared much about it yet, but it’s a film that will make you smile for sure. Thank you to the whole team behind Mia! It has been such a pleasure working with you guys!" Garcia wrote in the caption. Directed by Veronica Velasco, the film also stars Edgar Allan Guzman. … [Read more...] about News Coleen Garcia excited about her upcoming movie ‘Mia’
LONDON: With hit tunes, a plot about one of the world's best known performers and flamboyant costumes, Rocketman brings Elton John's story to the big screen, the latest musical biopic offering a concert-like experience at the cinema.Kingsman actor Taron Egerton stars as the Your Song and Tiny Dancer hitmaker, belting out John's songs as he revisits the singer's road to success as well as his personal struggles.The film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival with John present, has drawn comparisons to last year's Bohemian Rhapsody about rockers Queen's stratospheric rise to fame.That movie, which received mixed reviews, won a best actor Oscar for Rami Malek and grossed US$903 million (S$1.24 billion) worldwide – a sign of audiences' appetite for seeing their icons' story and music on the silver screen."I'm very grateful that people compare us and hopefully it shows that there is an appetite for movies of this nature," Egerton said of the two films at … [Read more...] about Is Elton John’s Rocketman this year’s Bohemian Rhapsody?
When summer comes, can the MTV Movie & TV Awards be far behind? No way. In only a few weeks, we will be able to watch what has become the coolest awards show ever. I mean that. Can you name another awards organization that considers only the best and does not look into gender or genre or I must add, the source? None. This is why fans absolutely believe in the results. They voted for their favorites, which means that they choose the winners themselves. Now, while the others are still doing battle regarding differences among films or TV shows or online content, etc., MTV just went ahead and lumped them all together in the M&TVAs. The awards are for work done, after all. They are all moving pictures whether you watched them on TV, cable or free, the theater with the big screen or streamed them on Netflix. This is the reason why Lady Gaga of A Star is Born and Rami Malek of Bohemian Rhapsody are contending for Best Performance. The same thing goes for Gayle … [Read more...] about The MTV Movie & TV Awards nominees are out
Rocketman, the Elton John biopic on the big screen Rocketman is coming. The epic musical fantasy celebrating the life of Sir Elton John is coming to theaters on May 22. Thanks to the success of varied musical fares like The Greatest Showman and A Star Is Born and to the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, public interest in musical films is once again at an all-time high. Then with a subject of legendary talent and mass appeal, plus I must add, proportionate flamboyance like Elton John, you can expect Rocketman to be a dazzling, affecting movie experience. And just so you know, Sir Elton John is himself the executive producer. So there is no way that Rocketman will not get all the facts right, while the director is Dexter Fletcher. The name does not ring a bell? Well, Dexter is the same director who came to the rescue of the then beleaguered Bohemian Rhapsody when the original choice, Brian Singer, left or was fired from the project. Given the results … [Read more...] about Rocketman, the Elton John biopic on the big screen