MY FIRST FILIPINO FILM REVIEW: "CAREGIVER" 
Okay, if you happened to look at "About Manny!," you would have known that I was born and raised in the Philippines. So it's my homeland, and I'm proud to be a Filipino!

Right now, I'm also appearing at The Filipino Channel (ABS-CBN) every Friday for Balitang America at 5:55pm, and Sundays for Adobo Nation at 6:30pm.

Well, my fantastic Executive Producer for Adobo Nation asked me to review Sharon Cuneta's new film, "Caregiver." Cuneta is considered the megastar of the Philippines, she consistently sells tons of records and opens a movie to blockbuster status!

True confession -- when I was a kid, I used to sing and imitate Sharon Cuneta, specially her song, "Mr. DJ." I loved it! :happy

So now, without further adieu, please take a look at my review of "Caregiver." Word of caution -- I did spice it up with few Tagalog words, so it may be hard for our American friends to understand, just a little. But you'll still see and feel the magic :happy



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A PLEA TO MOVIE BUFFS: WATCH "MONGOL" RIGHT NOW!!! 


Okay, this is not a formal review, but I watched "Mongol" last weekend and fell in love with it! It tells the sweeping tale of Genghis Khan.

This film was the official submission by Kazakhstan for the Foreign Language Film category at the 80th Academy Awards. Take that Borat!

The acting is superb, and the cinematography, good Lord, it's grandeur! Directed by Sergei Bodrov, you will get sucked in by his beautiful storytelling, and masterful direction.

The battle scenes are a bit bloody but necessary.

Trust me, you will like this movie! Go watch it now!


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CASTING NEWS: BEN KINGSLEY JOINS "PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME" 


As we reported back in November, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" director, Mike Newell, is set to direct "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." And Jake Gyllenhaal is set to star as Prince Dastan.

Now, Ben Kingsley joins the cast as the villain Nizam, who plots to kill his brother King Shahrman and blame it on Prince Dastan so he can take the throne.

I know, it's a bit confusing, but it will take shape once we see the movie. :wink

The film will start shooting in Morocco and England in July. Stay tuned!


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MOVIE REVIEW: "KUNG FU PANDA" 


“Kung Fu Panda” wants to teach kids that if they believe in themselves, anything is possible. While that message is taken directly from a fortune cookie, the film is a solid family entertainment. Read More...

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EXCITING RUMOR: WHO'S GOING TO REMAKE "DARK SHADOWS" AS A BIG-SCREEN PROJECT? 


Remember "Dark Shadows?" The gothic soap opera about the Collins family and their friends, and all the strange occurrences that happen to them involving vampires, witches, werewolves, and such?

Well, the 1966 TV show may be updated and I heard this fantastic duo are rumored to direct and star in the big film version! Come on, it's not too hard to guess! The keyword is...gothic!

Given up? Click Read More to find out who! Read More...

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