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31 March 2009 @ 12:19 am

Graphic Artist/Asst. Product Developer


He/She will primarily assist the Product Developer in designing product lines in conformance to current fashion trends and the brand's overall direction.

Requirements :
- male or female, no more than 30 years old
- graduate of Fashion Design, Clothing Technology, or Fine Arts
- possesses excellent skills in Fashion Design, use of Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Photoshop
- has at least 1 year of related working experience

-willing to work in San Pedro, Laguna (Guess? Office)

Interested? PM me.

02 March 2009 @ 06:11 am
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2007

I asked my mom to accompany me to a hair salon for a hair cellophane. Upon arriving there, we were asked, "Ma'am, magpapaayos po kayo? Sa taas po tayo." My mom and I were like "Huh?" Then they asked again, "JS Prom po ba?" Ahhh...then I negated that notion by shaking my head and saying, "No. Hair cellophane."

So, a woman led me to wash my hair, and after that was whisked into the hands of a gentle guy/gay who reminded me of James McAvoy's character in the "Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" because of his curly curly hair. :) Then in an attempt to start a conversation, he asked, "Sang school ka?" I looked at him questioningly. "Mag JS ka ba?" I answered, "No.  Wala lang. Gusto ko lang magpa-cellophane." Then he said while applying the cream onto my hair, "Ang ganda naman ng buhok mo, ang itim itim. Healthy." I blushed and and could see my eyes twinkling, then quipped, "And dami ngang dandruff eh!" The faun-like guy said, "Hindi naman ah..."

Me: "Akala mo lang wala, pero meron. Meron!"

Same day, night.

My mom and dad went on a date in Tagaytay. So being the eldest, I was left in charge of my siblings--my brother, my two younger sisters, and my cousin.


6am--I woke up and prepared breakfast: bacon, ham, friend rice, fried eggplant, fried dried fish, two hot and spicy Pancit Canton with eggs, and pastillas for dessert.

8am--I assigned task for each person: youngest sister Niquie to tidy the garage and terrace, my cousin Carla to clean the living room and dining room, me at the kitchen, and younger sister Yamee to clean the dirty kitchen...my brother, er...was left alone to do his thesis. Yes, I was that considerate. Haha!

9am--Yamee went to her Dance Troupe practice/rehearsal. Niquie, Carla and I were left to do the cleaning upstairs...my brother, was still doing his thesis. Hehe. :P

10am--Time to cook lunch: Menudo and deep-fried potatoes with cheesy dip for dessert.

11am--Read Inquirer.

11:30--lunch time. Sending Niquie to bring Yamee's lunch to school...500 meters or so from our house.

2pm--the arrival of the "newly weds". Heehee! Mom and dad recounting their adventure over merienda they've bought for us to enjoy (or to make bawi to us) Hahaha!

What a crazy weekend!

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22 January 2009 @ 12:05 am
By Asuhtah

Sometimes, people (especially those I know) might find it hard to understand me.

No worries

It's just me not wanting to be understood.
I sometimes bask myself in the idea of my being incomprehensible.

It's for my self-preservation.

But some people can't accept the idea of not knowing exactly. They really want to know no matter what, not realizing that they 're wasting their time. It's like finding the right answer for the wrong question.

So I wonder: Why can't they understand that I don't want to be understood? That's what I want them to understand--that I don't want to be understood.

For those who still want to try and exert their effort in wanting so bad to understand me WHEN I DON'T WISH TO BE UNDERSTOOD, please try to understand that I don't want you to understand me.

Now wait...

What am I doing? Trying to be understood when I am stressing the opposite?
Now, I'm negating myself.

Submerged in my own contradiction.

However insane I may be, the fact remains that I enjoy (this play of or display of) paradox.
Afterall, Emily Dickinson said:

Much madness is divinest sense.

Dare figure?

21 January 2009 @ 01:04 am
ang kulay-kalawang
kong pusa
ay sumisilip sa kawalan.
dati'y kulay kahel,
ngayo'y kalawang.
tumatanda na
si Mawie.

21 January 2009 @ 12:32 am
Thanks to my super good friend Debmark that I was reminded of my long-forgotten love--my Yashica Electro 35 GSN camera. Super vintage.

My uncle gave this gem to me back in college, when I was still studying film at UPFI.

Yashica, don't you worry I'll pimp you up. Soon.

(See image source here: http://www.photoethnography.com/ClassicCameras/index-frameset.html?YashicaElectro35GSN.html~mainFrame)
(Image credit: Karen Nakamura/ www.photoethnography.com)

12 January 2009 @ 02:28 am
1. Fast & Furious
Release Date: April 3, 2009

The fourth in the franchise, but third in the series' narrative.

As he is released from prison, Brian O'Conner teams up with Dominic Toretto work with the feds to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Directed by: Justin Lin
DOP: Amir M. Mokri
PD: Ida Random
Art D: David Lazan
Set Decorator: Douglas A. Mowat
Costume Designer: Sanja Milkovic Hays
Film Editing by: Fred Raskin
                        Christian Wagner
Original Music by: Bryan Tyler

Starring: Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Paul Walker (Brian O'Conner), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty Marciano), Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), etc.

2. Changeling
Release Date: Oct 31, 2008 (USA)
                      TBD (Phil.)

"To find her son, she did what no one else dared."

A mother's prayer for her kidnapped son to return home is answered, though it doesn't take long for her to suspect the boy who comes back is not hers.

Directed by: Clint Eastwood
DOP: Tom Stern
PD: James J. Murakami
Art D: Patrick M. Sullivan Jr.
Set Decorator: Gary Fettis
Costume Designer: Deborah Hopper
Film Editing by: Joel Cox
                       Gary Roach
Original Music by: Clint Eastwood

Starring: Angelina Jolie (Christine Collins), Gattlin Griffith (Walter Collins), Michelle Martin (Sandy), etc.

3. Jennifer's Body
Release Date: TBD

After "Juno", Diablo Cody returns with "Jennifer's Body"--teenage cannibalism.

A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Directed by: Karyn Kusama
DOP: M. David Mullen
PD: Arvinder Grewal
Art D: Paolo Venturi
Set Decorator: Joanne Leblanc
Costume Designer: Katia Stano
Film Editing by: Plummy Tucker
Original Music by: Theodore Shapiro

Starring: Megan Fox (Jennifer Check), Amanda Seyfried (Needy Lesnicky), Johnny Simmons (Chip Dove), Adam Brody (Nikolai Wolf), J.K. Simmons (Mr. Wroblewski), Amy Sedaris (Tony Lesnicky), etc.

4. The International
Release Date: Feb 13, 2009

"They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays."

An Interpol agent (Owen) attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Directed by: Tom Tykwer
DOP: Frank Griebe
PD: Uli Hanisch
Art D: Sarah Horton
          Luca Tranchino
          Kai Koch (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: Simon-Julien Boucherie
Costume Designer: Ngila Dickson
Film Editing by: Mathilde Bonnefoy
Original Music by: Tom Tykwer
                           Reinhold Heil
                           Johnny Klimek

Starring: Clive Owen (Louis Salinger), Naomi Watts (Eleanor Whitman), etc.

5. The Secret Life of Bees
Release Date: Oct 17, 2008 (USA)
                      TBD (Phil.)

Do I hear "girl power"? Oooh yeah! So ladies, let's strut our way to the nearest cinemas!!! ;)

"Bring Your Girlfriends, Sisters, Mothers and Daughters"

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother.

Directed by: Gina-Prince Bythewood
DOP: Rogier Stoffers
PD: Warren Alan Young
Art D: William G. Davis
         Alan Hook
Set Decorator: James Edward Ferrell Jr.
Costume Designer: Sandra Hernandez
Film Editing by: Terilyn A. Shropshire
Original Music by: Mark Isham

Starring: Dakota Fanning (Lily Owens), Queen Latifah (August Boatwright), Jennifer Hudson (Rosaleen Daise), Alicia Keys (June Boatwright), Sophie Okonedo (May Boatwright), Paul Bettany (T. Ray Owens), Hilarie Burton (Deborah Owens), etc.

6. The Wolf Man
Release Date: Nov 6, 2009

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man (Del Toro) is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Directed by: Joe Johnston
DOP: Shelly Johnson
PD: Rick Heinrichs
Art D: John Dexter
         Phil Harvey
         Andy Nicholson (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: John Bush
Costume Designer: Milena Canonero
Film Editing by: Dennis Virkler
Original Music by: Danny Elfman

Starring: Benicio Del Toro (Lawrence Talbot), Emily Blunt (Gwen Conliffe), Anthony Hopkins (Sir John Talbot), etc.

A Serious Man
Release Date: TBD

A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on on Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother (Kind) won't move out of the house.

Directed by: Ethan Coen
                  Joel Coen
DOP: Roger Deakins
PD: Jess Gonchor
Art D: Deborah Jensen
Set Decorator: Nancy Haigh
Costume Designer: Mary Zophres
Film Editing by: Ethan and Joel Coen (as Roderyck Jaynes)
Original Music by: Carter Burwell

Starring: Michael Stuhlbarg (Larry Gopnik), Sari Lennick (Judith Gopnik), Fred Melamed (Sy Ableman),  Richard Kind (Uncle Arthur), Aaron Wolf (Danny Gopnik), Jessica McManus (Sarah Gopnik), etc.

8. Dorian Gray
Release Date: Sept 11, 2009

It's Prince Caspian! NOT! It's Dorian Gray!

A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Directed by: Oliver Parker
DOP: ?
PD: ?
Art D: ?
Set Decorator: Niamh Coulter
Costume Designer: ?
Original Music by: Charlie Mole

Starring: Ben Barnes (Dorian Gray), Colin Firth (Lord Henry Wotton), Rachel Hurd-Wood (Sybil Vane), etc.

9. Coraline
Release Date: Feb 6, 2009

"Be careful what you wish for."

A young girl (Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life.

Directed by: Henry Selick
DOP: Pete Kozachik
PD: ?
Art D: Phil Brotherton
         Jamie Caliri
         Tom Proost
         Dawn Swiderski
Set Decorator: ?
Costume Designer: ?
Film Editing by: Christopher Murrie
                        Ronald Sanders
Original Music by: Bruno Coulais

Starring: Dakota Fanning (Coraline's voice), Ian McShane (Mr. Bobinski's voice), Teri Hatcher (Coraline's Mother's voice/Other Mother's voice), Keith David (The Cat's voice), Jennifer Saunders (Ms. Forcible's voice), Dawn French (Ms. Spink's voice), John Hodgman (Coraline's Father's voice/Other Father's voice)

10. The Surrogates
Release Date: Sept 25, 2009

Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop (Willis) is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others’ surrogates.

Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
DOP: Oliver Wood
PD: Jeff Mann
Art D: Dan Webster (supervising art director)
         Tom Reta
Set Decorator: Debbie Cutler
                      Fainche MacCarthy
Costume Designer: April Ferry
Film Editing by: Kevin Stitt
                        Barry Zetlin
Original Music by: Richard Marvin

Starring: Bruce Willis (Agent Greer), James Francis Ginty (Dr. Lionel Canter/Tuxedo), Michael O'Toole (hirosuke), Rosamund Pike (Magie Greer), Ving Rhames (The Prophet), etc.

11. The Box
Release Date: Nov 6, 2009

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who open it and become instantly wealthy. Little do they realize that opening the box also kills someone they do not know .

Directed by: Richard Kelly
DOP: Steven B. Poster
PD: Alec Hammond
Art D: Priscilla Elliot
Set Decorator: Tracey A. Doyle
Costume Designer: April Ferry
Film Editing by: Sam Bauer

Starring: James Marsden (Arthur Lewis), Cameron Diaz (Norma Lewis), etc.

12. Seven Pounds
Release Date: Dec 19, 2008 (USA)
                     TBD (Phil)

"Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret."

An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Directed by: Gabriele Muccino
DOP: Philippe Le Sourd
PD: J. Michael Riva
Art D: David F. Klassen
Set Decorator: Leslie A. Pope
Costume Designer: Sharen Davis
Film Editing by: Hughes Winborne
Original Music by: Angelo Milli

Starring: Will Smith (Ben Thomas), Rosario Dawson (Emily Posa), Woody Harrelson (Ezra Turner), etc.

(Source: www.imdb.com)

05 January 2009 @ 12:47 am
1. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Release Date: TBD

"A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting."

Unfinished business of the great Heath Ledger. No worries! Johnny Depp, Colin Farell and Jude Law finished the role for him...AND they didn't take their earnings; instead, they gave it to Heath's daughter Matilda (who was not included in Heath's last will because he wasn't able to renew it after meeting Michelle Williams.)

Directed by: Terry Gilliam
DOP: Nicola Pecorini
PD: Anastasia Masaro
Art D: Dan Hermansen
          Denis Schnegg
Set Decorator: Caroline Smith
                      Shane Vieau
Costume Designer: Monique Pruhomme
Film Editing by: Mick Audsley
Original Music by: Jeff Danna
                           Mychael Danna

Starring: Heath Ledger (Tony), Johnny Depp (Tony), Jude Law (Tony), Colin Farell (Tony), Christopher Plummer (Dr. Parnassus), Tom Waits (Mr. Nick), Verne Troyer (Percy), Lily Cole (Valentina), etc.

2. Avatar
Release Date: Dec 18, 2009

A band of humans are pitted in a battle against a distant planet's indigenous population.
*(3-D science fiction film)

Directed by: James Cameron
DOP: Mauro Fiore
PD: Rick Carter
       Robert Stromberg
Art D: Nick Basset
          Robert Bavin
          Todd Cherniawsky
          Stefan Dechant
          Seth Engstrom
          Sean Haworth
          Andrew Jones
          Andy McLaren
          Andrew Menzies
          Ben Procter
          Kevin Ishioka (supervising art director)
          Kim Sinclair (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: ?
Costume Designer: Mayes C. Rubeo
Film Editing by: John Rofoua
                        Stephen Rivkin
Original Music by: James Horner

Starring: Sam Worthington (Jake Sully), Zoe Saldana (Neytiri), Sigourney Weaver (Grace), Lola Herrera (Veronica Walsh), Joel David Moore (Norm Spellman), CCH Pounder (Moha), Peter Mensah (Akwey), Laz Alonso (Tsu'Tey), Wes Studi, Stephen Lang (Col. Quaritch), etc.

3. Inglorious Basterds
Release Date: Aug 28, 2009

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
DOP: Robert Richardson
PD: David Wasco
Art D: Marco Bittner Rosser
         Stephan Gessler
         David Scheunemann
         Steve Summersgill
         Sebastian Krawinkel (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: ?
Costume Designer: Anna Sheppard
Film Editing by: Sally Menke

Starring: Brad Pitt (Lt. Aldo Raine), Diane Kruger (Bridget von Hammersmark), Melanie Laurent (Shosanna Dreyfus), Cristoph Waltz (Col. Hans Landa), Daniel Bruhl (Frederick Zoller), Elli Roth (Sgt. Donnie Donowitz), Til Schweiger (Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz), B.J. Novak (PFC Utivich), Samm Levine (PFC Hirschberg), etc.

4. Up
Release Date: May 29, 2009

By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America.
(3-D animated film produced by Pixar and to be distributed by Disney)

Directed by: Pete Docter
                  Bob Peterson (co-director)

Starring: Edward Asner (Carl Fredricksen's voice), Jordan Nagai (Rusell's voice), etc.

5. Jennifer's Body
Release Date: TBD

After "Juno", Diablo Cody returns with "Jennifer's Body"--teenage cannibalism.

A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?

Directed by: Karyn Kusama
DOP: M. David Mullen
PD: Arvinder Grewal
Art D: Paolo Venturi
Set Decorator: Joanne Leblanc
Costume Designer: Katia Stano
Film Editing by: Plummy Tucker
Original Music by: Theodore Shapiro

Starring: Megan Fox (Jennifer Check), Amanda Seyfried (Needy Lesnicky), Johnny Simmons (Chip Dove), Adam Brody (Nikolai Wolf), J.K. Simmons (Mr. Wroblewski), Amy Sedaris (Tony Lesnicky), etc.

6. Shutter Island
Release Date: Oct 2, 2009

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite again.

Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

Directed by: Martin Scorsese
DOP: Robert Richardson
PD: Dante Ferretti
Art D: Max Biscoe
          Robert Guerra
          Christina Ann Wilson
Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo
Costume Designer: Sandy Powell
Film Editing by: Thelma Schoonmaker

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio (Teddy Daniels), Mark Ruffalo (Chuck Aule), Ben Kingsley (Dr. John Cawley), Emily Mortimer (Rachel Solando), Michelle Williams (Dolores Chanal), Max von Sydow (Dr. Jeremiah Naerhing), Jackie Earle Haley (George Noyce), etc.

7. Monsters vs. Aliens
Release Date: March 27, 2009

"Oooze gonna save us?"

Directed by: Rob Letterman
                  Conrad Vernon
Film Editing by: Joyce Arrastia
                        Eric Dapkewicz
Original Music by: Henry Jackman

Starring: Reese Witherspoon (Susan Murphy/Ginormica's voice), Seth Rogen (B.O.B.'s voice), Hugh Laurie (Dr. Cockroach Ph.D's voice), Paul Rudd (Derek's voice), Kiefer Sutherland (Gen. W.R. Monger's voice), Rainn Wilson (Gallaxhar's voice), Will Arnett (The Missing Link's voice), Stephen Colbert (The President of the U.S.A.'s voice)

8. Nottingham
Release Date: Nov 2009

A love triangle forms between the legendary do-gooder Robin Hood, his Maid Marian and the archer's arch nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Directed by: Ridley Scott
DOP: ?
PD: Arthur Max
Art D: Ray Chan (senior art director)
         Karen Wakefiled (senior art director)
         John King (supervising art director)
         Marc Homes
         Matthew Robinson
         Mike Stallion
Set Decorator: Sonja Klaus
Costume Designer: ?

Starring: Russell Crowe (Robin Hood/Sheriff of Nottingham), Sienna Miller (Maid Marion), etc.

9. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Release Date: July 1, 2009

Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Original Music by: John Powell

Starring: John Leguizamo (Sid's voice), Denis Leary (Diego's voice), Ray Romano (Manny's voice), Queen Latifah (Ellie's voice), Chris Wedge (Scat's voice)

10. Sherlock Holmes
Release Date: Nov 20, 2009

Detective Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) and his stalwart partner Watson (Law) engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Directed by: Guy Ritchie
DOP: Philippe Rousselot
PD: Sarah Greenwood
Art D: Niall Moroney (supervising art director)
         James Foster
         Matthew Gray
Set Decorator: Katie Spencer
Costume Designer: Jenny Beavan
Film Editing by: James Herbert

Starring: Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes), Jude Law (Dr. Watson), Rachel McAdams (Irene Adler), Mark Strong (Lord Blackwood), Kelly Reilly (Mary Morstan), James Fox (Sir Thomas), etc.

11. Amelia
Release Date: Oct 23, 2009

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Directed by: Mira Nair
DOP: Stuart Dryburgh
PD: Stephanie Carroll
Art D: Nigel Churcher
         Jonathan Hely-Hutchinson
Set Decorator: Gordon Sim
Costume Designer: Kasia Walicka-Maimone
Film Editing by: Allyson Johnson

Starring: Hilary Swank (Amelia Earhart), Richard Gere (George Putnam), Ewan McGregor (Gene Vidal), Mia Wasikowska (Elinor Smith), Joe Anderson (Bill Stultz), etc

12. Nine      
Release Date: Dec 11, 2009

Film adaptation of the stage hit and inspired by Fellini's autobiographical "8 1/2" (Otto Mezzo).

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

Directed by: Rob Marshall
DOP: Dion Beebe
PD: ?
Art D: Peter Findley
         Phil Harvey
         Simon Lamont (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: Gordon Sim
Costume Designer: ?
Original Music by: Maury Yeston

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis (Guido Contini), Marion Cotillard (Marion Contini), Nicole Kidman (Claudia Nardi), Penelope Cruz (Carla Albanese), Judi Dench (Liliane La Fleur), Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson (Saraghina), Kate Hudson (Stephanie Necrophuros), Sophia Loren (Mamma), etc.

13. A Serious Man
Release Date: TBD

A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on on Larry Gopnik (Stuhlbarg), a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother (Kind) won't move out of the house.

Directed by: Ethan Coen
                  Joel Coen
DOP: Roger Deakins
PD: Jess Gonchor
Art D: Deborah Jensen
Set Decorator: Nancy Haigh
Costume Designer: Mary Zophres
Film Editing by: Ethan and Joel Coen (as Roderyck Jaynes)
Original Music by: Carter Burwell

Starring: Michael Stuhlbarg (Larry Gopnik), Sari Lennick (Judith Gopnik), Fred Melamed (Sy Ableman),  Richard Kind (Uncle Arthur), Aaron Wolf (Danny Gopnik), Jessica McManus (Sarah Gopnik), etc.

14. Julie & Julia
Release Date: Aug 7, 2009

Based on Julie Powell's book about the late famous American chef, Julia Child.

Directed by: Nora Ephron
DOP: Stephen Goldblatt
PD: Mark Ricker
Art D: Bettina von den Steinen
Set Decorator: Susan Bode
Costume Designer: ?
Film Editing by: Richard Marks
Original Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Starring: Meryl Streep (Julia Child), Amy Adams (Julie Powell), Stanley Tucci (Paul Child), Jane Lynch (Dorothy McWilliams), Vanessa Ferlito (Cassie), etc.

15. The Soloist
Release Date: April 24, 2009

"Life has a mind of its own"

A Los Angeles Journalist, befriends a homeless Julliard trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Directed by: Joe Wright
DOP: Seamus McGarvey
PD: Sarah Greenwood
Art D: Gregg Berry (supervising art director)
          Suzan Wexler
Set Decorator: Julie Smith
                      Katie Spencer
Film Editing by: Paul Tothill
Original Music by: Dario Marianelli

Starring: Robert Downey Jr. (Steve Lopez), Jamie Foxx (Nathaniel Ayers), etc.

(Source: en.wikipedia.org, www.imdb.com, www.film.com)

02 January 2009 @ 02:17 am
(In random order)

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Release Date: July 17, 2009

Supposed to be released last November 2008 but was moved to July 17, 2009, this should be worth the long wait.

Directed by: David Yates
DOP: Bruno Delbonnel
PD: Stuart Craig
Art D: Andrew Ackland
          Alastair Bullock
          Tino Schaedler
          Hattie Storey
          Gary Tomkins
          Sloane U'Ren
Set Decorator: Stephanie McMillan
Costume Designer: Jany Temime
Film Editing by: Mark Day
Original Music by: Nicholas Hooper

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), Rupert Grint (Ron), Michael Gambon (Dumbledore), Alan Rickman (Snape), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Maggie Smith (McGonagall), Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) and Ralph Fiennes' (Voldemort) nephew Hero Fiennes Tiffman (11-year old Voldemort)

Release Date: March 6, 2009

"Justice is coming to all of us. No matter what we do."

Based on Alan Moore and David Gibbons' comic book. "A ...mystery adventure set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society..."--Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed by: Zack Snyder
DOP: Larry Fong
PD: Alex McDowell
Art D: Francois Audouy (supervising art director)
          Helen Jarvis
          James Steuart
Costume Designer: Michale Wilkinson
Film Editing by: William Hoy
Original Music by: Tyler Bates

Starring: Carla Gugino (Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Edward Blake/The Comedian), Malin Akerman (Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II), Patrick Wilson (Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl II), Billy Crudup (Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan), Jackie Earle Haley (Walter Kovacs/Rorschach), Mattew Goode (Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias), Stephen McHattie (Hollis Mason/Nite Owl), Matt Frewer (Edgar Jacobi/Moloch the Mystic), Danny Woodburn (Big Figure), Carrie Genzel (Jackie Kennedy), Laura Menell (Janey Slater), Salli Saffioti (Annie Leibowitz), Niall Matter (Motham), Brett Stimely (J.F. Kennedy), Dan Payne (Dollar Bill)

3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Release Date: June 26, 2009

"A new threat arrives from times of old...a threat that must be stopped... no matter what the cost."

Directed by: Michael Bay
DOP: Ben Seresin
PD: Nigel Phelps
Art D: Jon Billington (supervising art director)
         Julian Ashby
         Naaman Marshall
         Ben Procter
Costume Designer: Deborah Lynn Scott
Film Editing by: Roger Barton
Original Music by: Steve Jablonsky

Starring: Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), Shia LeBeouf (Sam Witwicky), Josh Duhamel (Captain Lennox), Tyrese Gibson (USAF Tech Sergeant Epps), Kevin Dunn (Ron Witwicky), Julie White (Judy Witwicky), John Benjamin Hickey (Galloway), Ramon Rodriguez (Leo), Isabel Lucas (Alice), and John Turturro (Agent Simmons)

4. Public Enemies
Release Date: July 1, 2009

This film is about the legendary bank robber John Dillinger.

Directed by: Michael Mann
DOP: Dante Spinotti
PD: Nathan Crowley
Art D: Patrick Lumb
         William Ladd Skinner
Set Decorator: Rosemary Brandenburg
Costume Designer: Colleen Atwood
Film Editing by: Jeffrey Ford
                        Paul Rubell
Original Music by: Elliot Goldenthal

Starring: Johnny Depp (John Dillinger), Christian Bale (Melvin Purvis), Channing Tatum (Pretty Boy Floyd), Billy Crudup (J. Edgar Hoover), Leelee Sobieski (Polly Hamilton), Marion Cotillard (Billie Frechette), Giovanni Ribisi (Alvin Carpis), David Wenham (Pete Pierpont), and Stephen Graham (Baby Face Nelson)

5. Terminator: Salvation
Release Date: May 22, 2009

Arnold Schwarzenegger? Not! Christian Bale is the name (as John Connor).

This is Terminator in post-apocalyptic 2018.

Directed by: McG
DOP: Shane Hurlbut
PD: Martin Laing
Art D: Patricio M. Farrell
         Gregory S. Hooper
         Desma Murphy
         Troy Sizemore
Set Decorator: Victor J. Zolfo
Costume Designer: Michael Wilkinson
Film Editing by: Conrad Buff IV

Starring: Christian Bale (John Connor), Anton Yelchin (Kyle Reese), Sam Worthington (Marcus Wright), Bryce Dallas Howard (Kate Connor), Moon Bloodgood (Blair Williams), Jadagrace (Star), Common (Barnes), Helena Bonham Carter (Serena), Roland Kickinger (T-800), Chris Ashworth (Richter), Chris Browning (Morrison), Jane Alexander (Virginia), Michael Ironside (General Ashdown)

6. Where the Wild Things Are
Release Date: Oct 16, 2009

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story where a little boy Max creates his own world.

Fil-Am Maricel Pagulayan (Superman--Brandon Routh, Valkyrie) is the visual effects producer of this adventure tale.

Directed by: Spike Jonze
DOP: Lance Acord
PD: K.K. Barrett
Art D: Sonny Gerasimowicz
         William Hawkins
         Christopher Tandon
         Lucinda Thomson
         Jeffrey Thorp (supervising art director)
Set Decorator: Simon McCutcheon
Costume Designer: Casey Storm
Film Editing by: James Haygood
                       Eric Zumbrunnen
Visual Effect Producer: Maricel Pagulayan

Starring: Max Records (Max), Catherine O'Hara (voice of Judith), Forest Whitaker (voice of Wild Thing), Catherine Keener (Connie), James Gandolfini (voice of Carol), Paul Dano (voice of Alexander), Lauren Ambrose (voice of KW), Tom Noonan (voice of Douglas), Alice Parkinson (KW), Michael Berry Jr. (voice of Daniel the Bull), Steve Mouzakis (Mr. Elliot), John Leary (Douglas), Nick Farnell (Judith)

7. The Lovely Bones
Release Date: Dec 11, 2009

Film adaptation of Alice Sebold's acclaimed novel. Ceneters on a young gril who has been murdered and watches over her family and her murderer.

Will she choose desire for revenge or desire for her family to heal?

Directed by: Peter Jackson
DOP: Andrew Lesnie
PD: Naomi Shohan
Art D: Jules Cook
         Chris Shriver
Set Decorator: George DeTitta Jr.
                      Meg Everist
Costume Designer: Nancy Steiner
Film Editing by: Jabez Olssen

Starring: Mark Wahlberg (Jack Salmon), Rachel Weisz (Abigail Salmon), Susan Sarandon (Grandma Lynn), Saoirse Ronan (Susie Salmon), Stanley Tucci (George Harvey), Michael Imperioli (Len Fenerman)

8. Bruno
Release Date: May 15, 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen strikes back! From Borat to Bruno!

Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

Directed by: Unknown
DOP: ?
PD: Dan Butts
      Denise Hudson
Art D: Kate Bunch
         Lisa Marinaccio
Set Decorator: Ute Bergk
                      Britt Woods
Costume Designer: ?
Film Editing by: ?
Original Music by: Erran Baron Cohen

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno)

9. The Informant
Release Date: September 18, 2009

Film Adaptation of Kurt Eichenwald book--an offbeat comedy based on a true story about a rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland.

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
DOP: ?
PD: Doug J. Meerdink
Art D: Billy Hunter
          David Scott
Costume Designer: Shoshana Rubin
Film Editing by: Stephen Mirrione
Original Music by: Marvin Hamlisch

Starring: Matt Damon (Matt Whitacre), Melanie Lynskey (Ginger Whitacre), Frank Welker (Mr. Whitacre), Patton Oswalt (Ed Herbst), Thomas F. Wilson (Mark Cheviron), Candy Clark (Mrs. Whitacre), Scott Bacula (Brian Shepard), etc.

10. Taking Woodstock
Release Date: August 14, 2009

Based on the book by Elliot Tiber with Tom Monte, A 1969-set true story about Elliot Tiber who played a pivotal role in making the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the famed happening it was.

Directed by: Ang Lee
DOP: Eric Gautier
PD: David Gropman
Art D: Peter Rogness
Set Decorator: Ellen Christiansen
Costume Designer: Joseph G. Aulisi
Film Editing by: Tim Squyres

Starring: Demetri Martin (Elliot Tiber aka Eliyahu Teichberg), Imelda Staunton (Mrs. Tiber), Liev Schreiber (Vilma), Henry Goodman (Mr. Tiber), Jonathan Groff (Michael Lang), Emile Hirsch, Eugene Levy (Yasgur), Paul Dano, Dan Fogler, etc.

11. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Release Date: May 1, 2009

All about Wolverine!!!

Directed by: Gavin Hood
DOP: Donald McAlpine
PD: Barry Robison
Art D: Ian Gracie (supervising art director)
         Brian Admonds
         Karen Murphy
         Mark Robins
Set Decorator: Rebecca Cohen
Costume Designer: ?
Film Editing by: Nicolas De Toth
                       Megan Gill
Original Music by: Harry Gregson-Williams

Starring: Hugh Jackman (Logan/Wolverine), Ryan Reynolds (Wade Wilson/Deadpool), Liev Schreiber (Victor Creed/Sabertooth), Dominic Monaghan (Barnell Bohusk/Beak), Lynn Collins (Silver Fox), Danny Huston (William Stryker), Daniel Henney (David North/Agent Zero), Taylor Kitsch (Remy LeBeau/Gambit), Kevin Durand (Frederick J. Dukes/The Blob)

12. Angels and Demons
Release Date: May 15, 2009

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican.

Directed by: Ron Howard
DOP: Salvatore Totino
PD: Allan Cameron
Art D: Alex Cameron
         Luke Freeborn
         Marc Homes
         Giles Masters
         Dawn Swiderski
Set Decorator: Robert Gould
                      Richard Roberts
Costume Designer: Daniel Orlandi
Film Editing by: Daniel P. Hanley
                        Mike Hill
Original Music by: Hans Zimmer

Starring: Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon), Ayelet Zurer (Vittoria Vetra), Ewan McGregor (Carlo Ventresca), Stellan Skarsgard (Richter), Cosimo Fusco (Father Simeon), David Pasquesi (Vincenzi), etc.

13. Star Trek
Release Date: May 8, 2009

A chronicle of the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members.

Directed by: J.J. Abrams
DOP: Daniel Mindel
PD: Scott Chambliss
Art D: Keith Cunningham (supervising art director)
         Curt Beech
         Dennis Bradford
         Luke Freeborn
         Beat Frutiger
         Gary Kosko
Set Decorator: Karen Manthey
Costume Designer: Michael Kaplan
Film Editing by: Maryann Brandon
                        Mary Jo Markey
Original Music by: Michael Giacchino

Starring: Chris Pine (Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Eric Bana (Nero), Simon Pegg (Scotty), Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson), Karl Urban (Leonard "Bones" McCoy), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu), Zoe Saldana (Uhura), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Ben Cross (Sarek), Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov), Leonard Nimoy (Old Spock), Greg Ellis (Chief Engr Olsen), Chris Hemsworth (Geoge Kirk), etc.

14. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra
Release Date: Aug 7, 2009

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Directed by: Stephen Sommers
DOP: Mitchell Amundsen
PD: Ed Verreaux
Art D: Chad Frey
          Randy Moore
Set Decorator: Kate J. Sullivan
Costume Designer: Ellen Mirojnick
Film Editing by: Bob Ducsay
                        Jim May
Original Music by: Alan Silvestri

Starring: Brendan Fraser (Gung Ho), Channing Tatum (Duke), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Cobra Commander), Sienna Miller (The Baroness), Dennis Quaid (General Hawk), Rachel Nichols (Shana "Scarlett" O'Hara), Marlon Wayans (Ripcord), Ray Park (Snake Eyes), etc.

15. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Release Date: Jan 8, 2009

"Life isn't measured in minutes, but in moments."

Directed by: David Fincher
DOP: Claudio Miranda
PD: Donald Graham Burt
Art D: Kelly Curley
         Randy Moore
         Tom Reta
Set Decorator: Victor J. Zolfo
Costume Designer: Jacqueline West
Film Editing by: Kirk Baxter
                        Angus Wall
Original Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Starring: Cate Blanchett (Daisy), Brad Pitt (Benjamin Button), Julia Ormond (Caroline), Faune Chambers (Dorothy Baker), Elias Koteas (Monsieur Gateau), Donna DuPlantier (Blanche Deveraux), Jason Flemyng (Thomas Button), Joeanna Sayler (Caroline Button), etc.

(Source: imdb.com, PDI Entertainment "Only in Hollywood" by Ruben V. Nepales--Jan 2, 2009)

01 January 2009 @ 05:39 am
Binigyan ako ni Digo ng notebook na nagustuhan ko ng sobra. Squarish sya, may image ng isang building (shooting up), formidable. I like.

Binili niya sa Cubao Expo.

Ang sarap haplusin ng mga pahina...sobrang puti din nila, walang nakakasakal na pahalang na linya na tila nagdidikta lagi na, dito ka lang susulat, wag ka lalagpas.

Syempre, gumuhit agad ako ng mga imahe.

Unang saloobin na naisulat ko ay:

"kwadernong ito ay
nagdulot ng lubos
na kasiyahan;
blangkong pahina na
sisilaban ng
aking pluma;
maaari ding sabihing
duduraan, sasakalin at
iiputan ng aking saloobin."

Ang sarap ng pakiramdam pag nagtatae ang isipan ko...tulad din ng pagkagiliw ko sa plumang nagtatae na animo ay umiiyak o nagdurugo...makapal ang tinta at kumakalat.