A toast to new beginnings Monterrazas de Cebu, the largest and last remaining contiguous mountain property development in Cebu City, hosted a homeowners’ get-together at The Pavilions to welcome its new proprietor, 8990 Holdings Inc. During the get-together, emceed by Christine Fabian, homeowners were treated to a wonderful dinner as they were serenaded by violinist Cesar Cabahug. 8990 Holdings COO Alexander Ace Sotto, lawyer Carla Gonzaga and Pilipinas Water Resources Inc. GM engineer Geoffer Gonzaga. 8990 Holdings Inc. chairman Mariano Martinez Jr. and president and CEO Willie Uy welcomed each of the homeowners. Director and chairman emeritus Luis Yu Jr. joined Martinez and Uy to toast to new beginnings as a stunning display of fireworks illuminated the sky. The company is one of the fastest-growing real estate developers in the Philippines and listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol “HOUSE.” Thaddeos Cerna, Luis Yu … [Read more...] about A toast to new beginnings
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‘Yesterday’ is an open-hearted love letter to Beatle fans. Pity poor Jack Malik. Played by Himesh Patel in the Danny Boyle-directed romantic comedy Yesterday, he’s the picture of today’s struggling songwriter. Nobody to listen to his original, quirky songs, except his devoted manager Ellie (Lily James) and a few pint-swilling local pals in Gorleston, England. No market for his creativity. He’s about ready to hang up his guitar for good, when a global blackout caused by a solar flare does something really strange: it wipes out the Beatles and their music from history. And not just the Beatles. A Google search by the increasingly bewildered and frantic Jack shows that many other things — like Coca-Cola, and the Beatle-copying band Oasis — no longer exist in the world. What does a reasonably talented but largely ignored musician do in such a situation? Well, as you no doubt know from the trailer, Jack decides to pass off the Beatles’ … [Read more...] about With a little help from his friends
MANILA, Philippines — It was on April 26, 1986 when the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive meltdown and explosion, unleashing radioactive material across Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, and even as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. HBO’s historical drama Chernobyl tells the story of this nuclear accident, and the people who put their reputations and lives on the line to unearth the truth about what had become one of the worst man-made disasters of all time. Airing Tuesdays, 9 a.m., on HBO Go and HBO, the five-episode show (which HBO co-produced with the British network Sky) is creating buzz as the TV gem filling the void left by Game of Thrones. It has been given the top rating on IMDB.com and a critics’ score of 96 percent on Rot-ten Tomatoes. Chernobyl stars Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men) as Soviet nuclear physicist Valery Legasov, one of the first to grasp the magnitude of the disaster; Emily Watson (Hilary and Jackie and … [Read more...] about Stellan Skarsgard: Chernobyl is ‘courageous’ storytelling
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?
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press Thu., May 9, 2019 There’s something irreconcilable about Poms, a movie about women in a retirement community who start a cheerleading club. The film wants us to laugh at the idea of older women trying to be cheerleaders, but also be inspired and empowered by their determination. There may have been a way to let it be both, but Poms evidently wasn’t interested in digging that deep. Perhaps that’s because it’s too busy being embarrassed of itself, as though director Zara Hayes and screenwriter Shane Atkinson realized too late that they’d assembled a cast of rock star actresses like Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver and Rhea Perlman and forgot to write a real movie, or characters, for them. Keaton’s character, Martha, is the most perplexing and underwritten of all. We meet her as she’s selling all her things in a sidewalk sale to prepare to move to a retirement village in Georgia. In … [Read more...] about Poms can’t inspire us with cardboard characters