Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chinese Spring Film Festival at Shangri-La Plaza from January 27 - February 1, 2011

Chinese Spring Film Festival
Shangri-La Plaza
Shaw Blvd. cor. EDSA
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
January 27 (Thursday) - February 1 (Tuesday), 2011

The Shangri-La Hosts First Film Festival of the Year: Chinese Spring Film Festival

The endless pleasures of film and the best of Chinese cinema awaits avid moviegoers as premier lifestyle destination Shangri-La Plaza plays host to the very first film festival of the year.

Presented by the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and the Confucius Institute, together with the Ateneo Celadon, the Chinese Spring Film Festival features riveting and critically-acclaimed productions from January 27 to February 1 at the Shang’s Premiere Theatre.

In the Jingle Ma ChoSing directed period drama Mulan, China is faced with the impending threat of invasion which leads to a nation-wide draft. Here, legendary Hua Mulan disguised herself as a man to take her ailing father’s place in the army. At the camp, she gains the attention of the battalion’s vice commander, and through the harsh military training proves herself an outstanding warrior, eventually assuming a historically critical role in defending the nation during a time of war.

A rural girl suffers from a failed romance and vows to concentrate all her efforts into becoming a real and renowned chef. The comedy Queen of Cooking tackles the unique techniques and styles of preparing Chinese cuisine, and follows a woman as she makes her journey through a three-year apprenticeship and works towards winning the prestigious Master of the Kitchen competition.

Director Chen Kaige delves into the turbulent life of Mei Lanfang ―a legendary innovator in the world of Beijing opera. With a cast that includes Leon Lai and Zhang Ziyi, Forever Enthralled is a lavish biopic that chronicles Mei’s rise to fame in China and his subsequent success around the world. The story also features Mei’s famous rivalry with performer Swallow 13 and his tragic relationship with onstage partner Meng Xiaodang who hoped for a real-life romance with the married actor.

The Grand River is set during the early years of Communist China where idealistic young men struggled to develop the country’s northwest areas, particularly the Tarim River that needed technology to conserve water and present disaster. Experts worked with Soviet colleagues on the project, and a blossoming romance accompanies its development into the 1990s. Here is a film that showcases the government’s efforts to help the native people of Xinjiang to develop their territory and honor their traditions.


January 27 - 7:00pm
January 28 - 4:10pm
January 30 - 9:00pm
January 31 - 6:50pm
February 1 - 9:00pm

Queen of Cooking
January 27 - 9:20pm
January 28 - 6:30pm
January 29 - 2:00pm
January 30 - 2:00pm
January 31 - 4:50pm
February 1 - 7:00pm

Forever Enthralled
January 27 - 2:00pm
January 28 - 8:30pm
January 29 - 6:10pm
January 30 - 4:00pm
January 31 - 2:00pm
February 1 - 4:10pm

Grand River
January 27 - 4:50pm
January 28 - 2:00pm
January 29 - 4:00pm
January 30 - 6:50pm
January 31 - 9:10pm
February 1 - 2:00pm

Contact Details:

For more information, please call Ateneo Leong Center at (63-2) 426-6001 local 5208, 5209, 5280. For tickets, please call Shang Cineplex at (63-2) 633-2227.

You can also contact 633-7851 loc. 113 or log on to

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yogi Bear (Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake) in Theatres on January 26, 2011

Yogi Bear (2010)

Average Rating: 3/5
Like the Movie: 43% (n=31,566)

Average Rating: 1.7/5
Like the Movie: 15% (n=68)


"This is a cute movie, a kid's movie, and a rather good one." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"There's nothing particularly inventive in the plot or grade-school humor, but the movie skates by on the timeless, undemanding charm of watching a tie-wearing bear try to steal people's lunches." - Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly

"Neither smarter nor dumber than the average family-friendly comedy." - Justin Chang, Variety

"Yogi Bear's 3D effects and all-star voice cast are cold comfort for its aggressively mediocre screenplay." -

"A bland 21st-century family comedy without a single moment that captures the wit, energy or sophistication of the original, which by now dates back more than 50 years." - Mike Hale, New York Times

"Weak as they've been, the "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movies are operating on a higher plane than this." - Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

"Yogi Bear is a big boo-boo." - Claudia Puig, USA Today

Movie Info

Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy

Synopsis: Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in "Yogi Bear," a new adventure, filmed in 3D, that combines live action with computer animation. Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi, Jellystone Park's notorious troublemaker, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-conspirator in his never-ending schemes to separate park visitors from their lunches. Yogi has always relied on his quick wit and fast feet to stay one step ahead of irate campers while dodging his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. But he and Boo Boo are about to face a situation worse than anything Yogi has ever gotten them into... Jellystone Park is being sold! To cover his mismanagement of city funds and fuel his election campaign, Mayor Brown plans to sell the park to loggers. Families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors Jellystone has always provided--and, even worse, Yogi, Boo Boo, and all their friends will be tossed out of the only home they've ever known. Faced with his biggest challenge ever, Yogi must prove he really is "smarter than the average bear," as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever. -- (C) Warner Bros

Rated: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 22 min.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed By: Eric Brevig

Dan Aykroyd (Yogi Bear)
Justin Timberlake (Boo-Boo)
Anna Faris (Rachel)
Tom Cavanagh (Ranger Smith)
T.J. Miller (Ranger Jones)
Nathan Corddry (Chief of Staff)

Shaolin (Jackie Chan, Andy Lau) in Theatres on January 26, 2011

Shaolin (2011)

Average Rating: 3.5/5
Like the Movie: 71% (n=48)


"Jackie didn't do much in this film because he waste too much time doing Karate Kid." - MrHmongRooster, YouTube

"Finally another real martial art movie without any annoying flying in it." - trograin, YouTube

"This film is surprisingly awesome and Andy Lau's acting is very convincing. Its a must watch if you're a fan of martial arts cinema." - ShaolinSai, YouTube

"Great to see real chinese wushu on the big screen!" - masteringwushu, YouTube

"This movie will be one of the best hit movie ever of Wu Jing." - TheMaddengod24, YouTube

"I wanna be monk!" - lightningshrub, YouTube

Movie Info

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure

Synopsis: China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan or rescue and escape.

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 2 hr.10 min

Distributor: Cinestar

Directed By: Benny Chan

Written By: Alan Yuen

Jackie Chan
Andy Lau
Bingbing Fan
Nicholas Tse
Jacky Wu
Wu Jing
Xin Xin Xiong
Yan Neng
Yu Shaoqun
Bai Bing

Monday, January 24, 2011

"Season of the Witch" (Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman) in Theatres on January 26, 2011

Season of the Witch

Average Rating: 3/5
Like the Movie: 44% (n=49,602)

Average Rating: 1.7/5
Like the Movie: 4% (n=94)


"A 14th-century road movie with 21st-century cuss words." - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

"Season of the Witch is as bloodless as a starved vampire. Instead of a review, it deserves a stake in the heart." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"Slow, cheap-looking, and dull, Season of the Witch fails even as unintentional comedy." -

"Even the most dedicated of Nicolas Cage's fans will find little to enjoy about the historical-fantasy-action romp Season of the Witch." - Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News

"A mishmash of horror and history genres that's not as bad as its trailers but ultimately is dragged down by, of all things, its star." - Scott Bowles, USA Today

"Off the top of my head, I'm guessing that "Season of the Witch" claims a place in the top five all-time bizarre and pointless homages to art cinema." - Andrew O'Hehir,

"...come on. It's not that bad." - Mike Ward,

Movie Info

Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Synopsis: Oscar winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II) star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his fellow soldier who must transport a woman accused of being a witch to a remote monastery. The arduous journey across perilous terrain tests their strength and courage as they discover the girl's secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world.

Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content

Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min.

Distributor: Relativity Media,

Directed By: Dominic Sena

Written By: Bragi F. Schut

Nicolas Cage (Behmen)
Ron Perlman (Felson)
Stephen Campbell Moore (Debelzaq)
Claire Foy (The Girl)
Robbie Sheehan (Kaylan)
Stephen Graham (Hagamar)
Ulrich Thomsen (Eckhart)
Christopher Lee (Cardinal D'Ambroise)

"Love and Other Drugs" (Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal) in Theatres on January 26, 2011

Love and Other Drugs

Average Rating: 3.4/5
Like the Movie: 59% (n=39,268)

Average Rating: 2.9/5
Like the Movie: 49% (n=147)


"They gaze intently at each other a lot. Is that all it takes? Maybe. A useful date movie, then." - David Sexton, This is London

"Eight months after health-care reform was signed into law, Universal Pictures courageously weighs in with a watered-down satire of the pharmaceutical industry." - J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

"It's certainly its own brand of cinematic viagra - guaranteed to arouse and, in the short run at least, perk up tired romcom audiences." - Matt Risley, Sky Movies

"By no means perfect, but Gyllenhaal and Hathaway are a match made in heaven." - Allan Woodward, Little White Lies

"At least we now know why Anne Hathaway's co-presenting this year's Oscars. She's not gonna make it to that stage any other way." - Robbie Collin, News of the World

"It's a pleasure to see Hollywood produce a romance this refreshingly adult, but Love and Other Drugs struggles to find a balance between its disparate plot elements." -

"I ended up wondering how a screenplay this messy had ever gone into production, let alone attracted two actors of this quality." - Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail (UK)

"It's as if veteran director Edward Zwick signed on to tell one story and got railroaded into telling four different ones instead. The resulting film is a saccharine-fuelled, cliché-ridden mess." - Alistair Harkness, Scotsman

"Avoid this sickly-sweet, dishonest nonsense." - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian (UK)

"It isn't quite Love Story, but comes close." - Karen Krizanovich, Radio Times

Movie Info

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy

A salesman competes in the cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals to hawk a male performance enhancement drug. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."

Rated: R for strong sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, and some drug material

Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Directed By: Edward Zwick

Anne Hathaway (Maggie Murdock)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Jamie Randall)
Oliver Platt (Bruce Winston)
Hank Azaria (Dr. Stan Knight)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Hereafter" (Matt Damon) in Theatres on January 19, 2011


Rating: 3/5
Review: What I liked best about the movie is the tsunami scene... awesomely made! I could really imagine what it feels like being there at that tragic moment, having the chance to visit Phuket and the Phi Phi islands a few years back. However, I find the movie slow paced and dragging.

Average Rating: 3.1/5
Like the Film: 46% (n=32,372)

Average Rating: 3/5
Like the Film: 48% (n=168)


"Eastwood continues to churn out one unique, challenging film after another." - Richard

"The film is a deeply compassionate, decidedly secular and somewhat plodding meditation on what matters now and what lies beyond this life." - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

"It's safe to say that, as a director, Clint Eastwood shows no fear." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Hereafter makes no grand statement about life after death. It's just Eastwood pondering the subject, as any thoughtful person might, and inviting us to think along with him. It's hard to pass up so sincere an offer." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"Though I found Hereafter meandering and occasionally sentimental, I couldn't help but admire Clint Eastwood's ambition in taking on-headfirst-the greatest fact of human existence." - Dana Stevens, Slate

"Eastwood's directorial output, from Mystic River on, constitutes the 21st century's first cinematic marvel, and Hereafter is among the best things he has ever done." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"Despite a thought-provoking premise and Clint Eastwood's typical flair as director, Hereafter fails to generate much compelling drama, straddling the line between poignant sentimentality and hokey tedium." -

"Epic filmmaking is not Clint Eastwood's thing." - J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Movie Info

Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Synopsis: A supernatural thriller centered on three people -- a blue-collar American, a French journalist and a London school boy -- who are touched by death in different ways.

Rated: PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language

Running Time: 2 hr. 9 min.

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Directed By: Clint Eastwood

Matt Damon (George)
Cécile De France (Marie)
Jay Mohr (Billy)
Bryce Dallas Howard (Melanie)
Frankie McLaren (Jason, Marcus)
George McLaren (Jason, Marcus)


"The Green Hornet" (Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou) Already in Theatres on January 19, 2011

The Green Hornet

Rating: 2.5/5
Review: "There were some funny scenes but the movie was just okay for me. Cameron Diaz is still gorgeous but looks old already and I think she's too old for the part. Seth Rogen is also the writer of this film. I wish someone else played the Green Hornet. I have a new crush... Kato! =)"

Average Rating: 3.5/5
Like the Film: 63% (n=47,002)


Average Rating: 2.6/5
Like the Film: 45% (n=190)


"The movie these guys have come up with is fresh, funny and a bewildering surprise." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The film is a blast." - Peter Debrudge, Variety

"I'm pleased to report that the movie is entirely watchable and often pretty fun, in a mishmashed, patchy kind of way. Put that on your poster, Columbia Pictures!" - Andrew O'Hehir,

"There are some nifty things in between the lulls..." - Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

"Even as a mindless diversion, it's weak." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Is Gondry aware that he's making a film about both white male privilege and sexual harassment in the workplace?" - Dana Stevens, Slate

"The film's only unqualified success is the end title sequence -- because it's genuinely stylish, because it looks like it was shot in genuine 3-D and, most of all, because it's the end." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"It's sporadically entertaining, but The Green Hornet never approaches the surreal heights suggested by a Michel Gondry/Seth Rogen collaboration." -

"The first nearly awful film of 2011." - Richard

Movie Info

Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

"In the 3D action-comedy The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene - until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all."

Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content

Running Time: 1 hr. 48 min.

Distributor: Sony Pictures

Directed By: Michel Gondry

Written By: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Fran Striker, George W. Trendle

Seth Rogen (Britt Reid/The Green Hornet)
Jay Chou (Kato)
Cameron Diaz (Lenore Case)
Tom Wilkinson (James Reid)
Christoph Waltz (Chudnofsky)
David Harbour (Scanlon)

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Little Fockers" (Robert de Niro, Ben Stiller) in Theatres on January 8, 2011

Little Fockers

Average Rating: 3.3/5
Like the Film: 51% (n=80,869)

Average Rating: 1.7/5
Like the Film: 10% (n=134)


"Carving knife + severed artery = tons of bloody fun." - Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

"I did not find Little Fockers to be particularly excruciating. Indeed, I laughed pretty hard several times." - Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

"As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows." -

"If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all". - Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle

"The million-dollar cast doesn't make the vulgar penny-ante jokes any funnier." - Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

"It may be time to try another household for laughs." - Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

"Rarely does a comedy bring such an overpowering sense of sadness." - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Movie Info

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: The story is set around Greg and Pam, from Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, raising their mischievous son who makes their lives a wreck.

Rated: PG-13 for mature sexual humor throughout, language and some drug content

Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

US Box Office: $124.0M

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Directed By: Paul Weitz

Written By: Larry Stuckey, John Hamburg

Robert De Niro (Jack Byrnes)
Ben Stiller (Greg Focker)
Owen Wilson (Kevin Rawley)
Dustin Hoffman (Bernie Focker)
Blythe Danner (Dina Byrnes)
Teri Polo (Pam Byrnes-Focker)
Jessica Alba (Andi Garcia)
Harvey Keitel (Randy Weir)
Barbra Streisand (Roz Focker)

"Gulliver's Travels" (Jack Black) in Theatres on January 8, 2011

Gulliver's Travels

Average Rating: 3/5
Like the Film: 41% (n=28,296)

Average Rating: 2/5
Like the Film: 21% (n=103)


"Black was already the world's biggest little kid, and he might be the only actor who could have made this movie such nimble fun. No matter how thin the concept, Black always manages to make it his own." - Kyle Smith, New York Post

"For a novel written nearly 300 years ago by a dour Irish cleric with a mad-on about the material world and a satiric mindset dark enough to flirt with misanthropy, it's amazing how well Gulliver's Travels travels." - Rick Groen, Globe and Mail

"The cast is enjoyable, with Jason Segel (as Gulliver's lil' pal, Horatio) and Emily Blunt (the local princess) a witty cut above for this sort of thing." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"Though Jack Black is back doing what he does best, Gulliver's Travels largely fails to do any justice to its source material, relying instead on juvenile humor and special effects." -

"Some films are phoned in. The staggeringly awful "Gulliver's Travels" was texted." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"It all feels so lazy and familiar that adults may find themselves hoping Black will start to challenge himself again -- and the more swiftly the better." - Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Movie Info

Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Synopsis: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens. Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.

Rated: PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action

Running Time: 1 hr. 25 min.

US Box Office: $27.5M

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Directed By: Rob Letterman

Jack Black (Lemuel Gulliver)
Jason Segel (Horatio)
Emily Blunt (Princess Mary)
Billy Connolly (King Theordore)
Amanda Peet (Darcy Silverman)

Friday, January 7, 2011

"The Tourist" (Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp) in Theatres on January 8, 2011

The Tourist

Rating: 4.5/5
Review: It's a beautiful movie... beautiful backdrop (shot in Italy, Venice and France), beautiful actors (Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie hello?) and beautiful story (I had an inkling... oh well I won't spoil the fun... just watch it =)

Average Rating: 3.6/5
Like the Film: 78% (n=7357)

Average Rating: 2.1/5
Like the Film: 20% (n=149)


"The scenery and the stars are undeniably beautiful, but they can't make up for The Tourist's slow, muddled plot, or the lack of chemistry between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie." -

"Jolie provides the sultry action, and Depp offers some sweet, goofy laughs, and in the end no one got sunburned or suffered from food poisoning." - Christy Lemire (Associated Press)

"Sure, the plot is preposterous, but the two stars look great, the scenery is spectacular and the supporting cast is a hoot." - Richard Roeper

"Jolie! Depp! Romantic locations! Intrigue! Some movies sound too good to be true. The Tourist is one of them." - Tom Long (Detroit News)

"As a thriller, The Tourist makes a good travelogue." - Peter Howell (Toronto Star)

"Too bad most of the fun on-screen seems to be reserved for the people who actually made "The Tourist" - while all we get is a postcard." - Stephen Whitty (Newark Star-Ledger)

"It may be the only movie ever to feature a bad performance by Johnny Depp, one of the best actors working in films. Who knew he could be wooden and unconvincing in a role?" - Claudia Puig (USA Today)

"This woefully botched mystery-adventure-thriller-caper-romance-comedy, or whatever it was meant to be, is no fun at all." - Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal)

"There is a moment in "The Tourist" when Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and asks "Why is all this happening?" It's a question moviegoers will be asking themselves as well." - Kenneth Turan (Los Angeles Times)

Movie Info

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Drama

Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in "The Tourist." During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Rated: PG-13 for violence and brief strong language

Running Time: 1 hr. 43 min.

US Box Office: $54.6M

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Directed By: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Angelina Jolie (Elise Clifton-Ward)
Johnny Depp (Frank Tupelo)
Paul Bettany (Inspector John Acheson)
Timothy Dalton (Chief Inspector Jones)
Rufus Sewell (The Englishman)
Steven Berkoff (Reginald Shaw)


Monday, January 3, 2011

RPG Metanoia Already in Theatres Since December 25, 2010

RPG Metanoia

Watch the first ever full length Philippine animated film presented in 3D. It won the following awards in the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival:
* 2010 3rd Best Picture
* Quezon City's Special Citation for Gender Sensitive Movie
* Best Sound Recording - Ambient Media
* Best Original Theme Song - Kaya Mo

Rating: 4.5/5
Comment: Needs bit of improvement in the graphics but overall awesome! I love the story... great job Carlo Santos (He is a friend and fellow Pisay)! RPG Metanoia shows that Filipinos are world class =)

Other Ratings and Reviews:

Critics' Rating ( 5/5

"Grade A" - Cinema Evaluation Board of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

"Regular readers are probably aware of how highly I regard Pixar and their work, and so it should taken as high praise when I say that I would proudly hold RPG: Metanoia up against even the best of Pixar. The film is simply extraordinary..."
- Philbert Ortiz Dy

"I hope RPG will be the country's stepping stone to creating quality animation. We have it in us. I can't wait to see what other works this group produces in the future."
- Erica Sakuragi

"...a must watch even if you are not Filipino." - Will

"Hindi naman Pixar level (very few things in the world are) BUT an excellent film nonetheless. I just love the Pinoy-ness of everything from the daing na bangus to the Neo Vigan to the street games (napa palakpak ako sa syato!) I hope other young artists take a cue from this & see the power of infusing local themes & designs in their comics, graphic designs & animations." - Avidliongoren

Genre: Animation, Adventure

Synopsis: A group of kids seek refuge from the mundane world by playing an online computer game. But when a deadly virus starts blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, the kids must step up to defeat the virus.

Rated: GP

Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

In Theaters: December 25, 2010

Country: Philippines

Language: Tagalog / Filipino

Philippine Box Office:
P5.1M (Opening Day - December 25, 2010)
P15.8M (as of December 28, 2010)

Distributor: Star Cinema

Directed By: Louie Suarez

Produced By: Ambient Media, Charo Santos-Concio, Malou Santos

Studio: Ambient Media, Thaumatrope Animation

Storyboard By: Carlo Santos

Cast (the voices of): Aga Muhlach (Daddy), Vhong Navarro (Cel/Sargo), Eugene Domingo (Mommy), Zaijan Jaranilla (Nico/Zero), Mika Dela Cruz (May/Cassandra), Jairus Aquino (Bryan/Mang Ernie), Aaron Junatas (Bobby/Sumpak), Basty Alcances (Mark/Adhonis)

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