Category: Movies and TV

Because he has something to live for

Bloody bajeebees! Harry Potter just gets better with each outing, and I will bet my last horcrux that the last part (well, at least the first half of the last part) will top all jinxes and avade kedavra’ing in the past issues combined. Call me infantile (don’t!), but my love of books was revived post-college because of Harry Potter.With the publication of Deathly Hallows and the showing of its film adaptation, we’re seeing the end of an era. Must re-read HP7.

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Eigasai 2010 starts July 1

The 12th Eigasai in Manila starts on July 1, featuring eight contemporary full-feature films and two animes. All films will be shown with English subtitles, and admission is free, so expect long lines at the venues. The first batch of screenings is at the Shangri-La Plaza Cinema 4 (July 1 to 11), while the second batch is at UP Film Institute (August 18 to 21).

July 1
7 p.m. – Always Sunset on Third Street 2 (invitational)

July 2
2 p.m. – Fourteen
4:30 p.m. – How to Become Myself
7 p.m. – I Just Didn’t Do It

July 3
2 p.m. – Glasses
4:30 p.m. – The Battery Future in Our Hands
7 p.m. – The Bandage Club

July 4
1:30 p.m. – Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor, Miyori in the Sacred Forest
4:30 p.m. – I Just Didn’t Do It
7 p.m. – TOKYO TOWER Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad

July 5
2 p.m. – Fourteen
4:30 p.m. – I Just Didn’t Do It

July 6
2 p.m. – Glasses
4:30 p.m. – The Bandage Club

July 7
2 p.m. – How to Become Myself
4:30 p.m. – The Battery Future in Our Hands
7 p.m. – Always Sunset on Third Street 2

July 8
2 p.m. – Fourteen
4:30 p.m. – TOKYO TOWER Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad

July 9
2 p.m. – The Bandage Club
4:30 p.m. – Always Sunset on Third Street 2
7 p.m. – Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor, Miyori in the Sacred Forest

July 10
2 p.m. – How to Become Myself
4:30 p.m. – The Battery Future in Our Hands
7 p.m. – Always Sunset on Third Street 2

July 11
1:30 p.m. – Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor, Miyori in the Sacred Forest
4:30 p.m. – Glasses
7 p.m. – TOKYO TOWER Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad

UP Film Institute

August 18
2 p.m. – The Battery Future in Our Hands
4:30 p.m. – TOKYO TOWER Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad
7 p.m. – I Just Didn’t Do It

August 19
1 p.m. – Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor
2 p.m. – Glasses
4:30 p.m. – I Just Didn’t Do It
7 p.m. – TOKYO TOWER Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad

August 20
12 p.m. – Miyori in the Sacred Forest
2 p.m. – Fourteen
4:30 p.m. – The Bandage Club
7 p.m. – Always Sunset on Third Street 2

August 21
1 p.m. – Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor
2 p.m. – Miyori in the Sacred Forest
4:30 p.m. – Always Sunset on Third Street 2
7 p.m. – How to Become Myself

Woo hoo! Plans for the weekend.

TGIF looklet

Things to do this weekend:

  1. Clean up. My room, as much as my life, needs a post-summer cleaning even if daily temperatures still hit 35-degree-Celsius high.
  2. Replace my stand-alone closet because I need to free up space in my room for a shelf and a full-body mirror.
  3. Finish reading Malcolm Gladwell’s What the Dog Saw so I can start re-reading Hillary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.
  4. Play badminton in preparation for the mothership’s sports fest this July. Yikes! It’s been ages since I last joined a tournament.
  5. Re-create the website mock-up that I have been working on for two weeks now, but this time using some my coding somewhat-ninja. I’m very excited about this, no joke!
  6. Start a new, fun blog. Which is not a replacement for this one. It’s about another topic(s). And about which I would be too embarrassed to share. So no, it’s just another online hobby.
  7. Spend less time tinkering around Cafe World and Facebook.
  8. (Tentatively) Discover a new restaurant, possibly with littlest sister.
  9. Watch The Damned United DVD. I love Michael Sheen. Let’s celebrate soccer football even if everybody else is glued to the NBA finals (thank God it’s finished!).
  10. See if I could get another freelancing gig. I need more money for future trips. I need a new visa. Or a couple of visas. Or maybe three visas!

I wonder which ones I’d be able to accomplish by the end of weekend.

I could go straight to Bali, skip India, and dream about Italy

I started reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s hit memoir, Eat, Pray, Love some ten weeks ago but momentarily gave up in the middle of the book for two reasons: I wasn’t feeling it and I was preoccupied with ten million things that were going on inside my head, such as bills, travels, work, and this infernal thing called summer heat. But since the film adaptation will hit theaters in June/July in the US, I guess I have to go back where I had left off. Maybe if you put beautiful people, like Julia Roberts, James Franco and Javier Bardem in the picture, then Gilbert’s reasons for leaving a seemingly fine marriage will make sense.