• Jun 08 / 2015
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From the Article: Why Manila is close to Johnny Depp’s heart

HOLLYWOOD – Fans of Hollywood actor Johnny Depp will see him star in a comedy-action film “Mortdecai.”

The versatile actor has spent some time in Manila almost 30 years ago when they were shooting for the film “Platoon” in 1986.

“I was there for about three-and-a-half months and lived in the jungle for two weeks, which is far less enticing than Manila. We’d coast down to Manila every weekend or every chance we got,” Depp said.

He described the experience like being in a Hemingway book.

“Oh, Manila was beautiful, I love Manila. That was a great, great time. It felt like you were in a Hemingway book,” he said.

Depp is joined by Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan Macgregor and Paul Bettany in Mortdecai.

“This is the best time I’ve ever had on any film ever,” Depp said, who is also the movie’s producer.

Bettany added: “We laughed from the moment we got into work, and we laughed till they kicked us out. We would have stayed.”

  • Jun 08 / 2015
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From the Article: Clark Museum goes hi-tech with touch screen tablets and 4D

Clark Freeport, Pampanga — A new, interactive and “true-to-life” setting will greet visitors of the Clark Museum after its completion and eyed to open in January 2015.

Gadgets which students and other young visitors enjoy will be in place – they could just tap, swipe, bump or whatever else they can do with their fingers on story lines they want to check-out.

Visitors can also better assess historical features and images of exhibit or experience the Mt. Pinatubo eruption with the 4D theater or a 3D movie with sensor-equipped motion seats, spectacular in-theater effects including wind, bubbles and mist to add a breathtaking fourth dimension.

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  • Jun 29 / 2014
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From the article: “GODS AND MONSTERS”

In a small pocket of time between 1976 to 1977, Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola was king of his own movie making colony deep in the heart of a Philippine jungle, trudging through the creation of Apocalypse Now. But as he inched closer and closer to his own heart of darkness, he revealed the devastating price of an enduring cinematic masterpiece. Thirty-five years later, Raymond Ang surveys the debris

“We were shooting for almost two weeks when they said they were changing the lead actor,” says Danny Dominguez, who served as chief armorer for the Apocalypse Now production three and a half decades ago, “from Harvey Keitel to Martin Sheen. . . . It was the moment we realized it was going to be an interesting movie.”

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  • Jun 29 / 2014
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From the article: “TV Wednesday: Survivor marks 400th episode with Blood vs. Water premiere”

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Two million viewers, across Canada. Seventh place on a week that featured six NHL late-round Stanley Cup playoff games, the deciding leg of The Amazing Race and an Emmy Award-winning outing of The Big Bang Theory.

Those who claim Survivor has outlived its sell-by date won’t bother with the 27th edition, Survivor: Blood vs. Water, when it debuts Wednesday. The season’s central gimmick — former players compete against their relatives to see who can outwit, outplay and outlast their way to the million-dollar prize and the title of sole survivor — is unlikely to reel in any new viewers, nor is it likely to lure back those who drifted away over the years.

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  • Jun 29 / 2014
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From the article: “‘Survivor’s’ exotic filming locations”

For the past 13 years, Survivor has taken us around the world to some of the most remote and exotic destinations. The twenty-seventh installment of the hit CBS reality show premieres tomorrow, and this season returns for the third time to the Philippines. Billed as Survivor: Blood vs. Water, the newest season will bring 10 former contestants along with 10 of their loved ones to the island of Palaui, a marine reserve where all 20 contestants will battle to take home the million-dollar prize.

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