Ploning: A New Age of Philippine Cinema?

16 04 2008

A bright new film in the horizon for Philippine cinema. “Ploning” will be released in the Philippines at the end of this month. It’s an indie film by a new production studio, Panoramanila. Their goal is to create a new brand of Filipino cinema that will hopefully ignite the fire under our cold film industry. I support this movement all the way!

For a long time, I’ve wondered why the Philippines has not produced a breakout film that will attract critical attention not only in the Philippines but also internationally. Not just something that will be successful critically, but also something that will change the film industry. I feel like this will be the film that breaks the mold.

Teaser Trailer:

Official Trailer:

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Pale Blue Dot

8 03 2008

Ever wonder how the Earth would look like from the edge of the solar system?Here is a humbling video of Carl Sagan’s address about the picture of Earth taken by Voyager 1. It just shows how insignificant we are in the grand scale of things, how pointless it is for us to stage wars, to commit violent acts upon one another. Watch this and it will feel good. :)



California High Speed Rail

4 03 2008

This year, people of California will be voting yes or no to the California High Speed Rail, a solution to the transportation needs of the future. Personally, I’d love to be able to go from the Bay Area to LA in a couple of hours, all with the convenience of the high speed rail technology from Japan. Check this video out and see for yourself.


“I’m Fucking Ben Affleck” on Jimmy Kimmel

25 02 2008

Just watched this on Jimmy Kimmel, hilarious comeback to the “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” by Sarah Silverman.

Funny Commercial

6 02 2008

I just saw this on Adult Swim just now. Quite funny and brilliant.

Halo 3 Ad on Monday Night Football

4 12 2006


There was an ad for Halo 3 shown at tonight’s Monday Night Football. Although we’re used to Bungie’s use of in-game graphics for commercials and trailers, this new commercial is CG but it’s exciting because it’s Halo, duh. It’s quite short, but it definitely works. Considering the game is a year away, I’d say it’s successful.

Watch the commercial here.

 Update: TeamXbox released a higher quality version here and a HD version here.

Amazing Microsoft Paint Skills

2 12 2006

The farthest I got with Paint is stick figures.