Leap Year Movie Trailer

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MMFF 2009 - Mano Po 6 Trailer

Mano Po 6 Trailer

This is the latest offering from Regal Films on the Mano Po series. The Mano Po series under Mother Lily had ALL casted great and big stars and had ALL been Very successful! I believe it was the first Mano Po 1 that transformed Ara Mina from a sexy actress to becoming a multi-awarded actress!

This year it's the Megastar's Sharon Cuneta's turn. And she's not doing it alone. Zsazsa Padilla and Heart Evangelista join her. Plus this is the first movie to have Sharon Cuneta and Kris Aquino together.

This is not just for Chinese as some would think. We can all learn from the movie and the colorful stories of Chinoys.

Worth Watching!

MMFF 2009 - I Love You, Goodbye Trailer

I will be posting all Movie Trailers included in the MMFF 2009 (Metro Manila Film Festival 2009) that I will be watching myself.

This will be the first one:

I'm sure this would be one of the best films for this year's film fest. With Laurice Guillen directing, surely this will be a box office. In My Life the last one she did was tremendous.

One more reason this movie is worth watching is Angelica Panganiban, Gabby Concepcion, Derek Ramsay and Kim Chiu Love Quadrangle! Gabby is in love with Angel while Angel and Derek loves each other. Kim, who's the daughter of Gabby loves Derek who can't love her in return. Now that's complicated.

Let's see what happens. See you at the cinemas!

Avatar: The Movie by James Cameron is Amazing!

I watched it on the very first day it was shown here in the Philippines and I was blown away!

It was like I was carried away into another world! What an experience!

The details on Pandora was well thought and extraordinary! I know it wasn't real but in the movie, it was more real than ever! The Trees, the flying mountains, the flying animals, horses, dogs and other creatures that seem to be real as well!

The love story was not mushy but more of real! With real feelings, real emotions, real love. Good build up from the beginning until they became lovers in the end.

The war and conflict was also amazing. Great consistencies on the characters and personalities.

Great Drama as well. I really thought it was hopeless. I don't want to say this but everybody. Yes, everybody start to die one by one. I even thought even the girl would die.

Overall, great movie. It was worth our time and our money!

Why are Trailers called Trailers?

Here's an explanation I got from one of my emails. I'm not sure of who the author is. (if you do, please tell me so I can update it.)

Why are the previews of coming attractions that we see before a movie called "trailers"? They don't trail behind the movie, they come before it. Shouldn't they be called "preceders"?

— G.M., via e-mail

Your logic is unassailable, G.M., and if such previews were being given a name only now, yes, "trailers" would be a counterintuitive choice. But as you imply, it's a perfectly reasonable thing to call an ad that's shown after a movie, and back at the dawn of the film industry, that's in fact when trailers were shown.

According to Paramount executive Lou Harris, as quoted in the Los Angeles Times of October 25, 1966, the first trailer was screened at Rye Beach, a New York-area amusement park, in 1912:

One of the concessions hung up a white sheet and showed the serial "The Adventures of Kathlyn." At the end of the reel Kathlyn was thrown in the lion's den. After this "trailed" a piece of film asking Does she escape the lion's pit? See next week's thrilling chapter! Hence, the word "trailer," an advertisement for a coming picture.

Harris goes on to note that Hollywood has periodically tried to introduce other names for these clips, like "Previews" or "Prevues of Coming Attractions," but trailer has remained the preferred term within the industry.

A few points here: One, if the coming attraction happens to be the next installment in a serial, of course you'd show an ad for it after the preceding episode, not before. And two, Harris seems to suggest that the word trailer refers less to when the clip was screened within the sequence of the program than to how the actual piece of film was used – it was stuck on the end of the main attraction and thus trailed behind.

Those familiar with early movie-theater logistics have pointed out that trailers shown after the feature served an important function beyond that of enticing patrons to come back for future shows: they also helped clear patrons out of the current show. Early theaters typically screened a variety of films in a repeating loop, and it was standard practice for customers to come in whenever they wanted and stay as long as they wanted. Theaters, and the movie studios that owned them, were therefore always looking for ways to keep audience turnover brisk. Apparently it was felt that running trailers between the features helped break up the hypnotic flow of entertainment, giving viewers a chance to snap out of it and at least consider moving along.

In its entry for trailer the Oxford English Dictionary provides quotations showing the word used in the sense meaning "promotional movie clip" from as far back as 1928. But in the New York Times of June 2, 1917, I found this passage in an article reporting on the movie industry's participation in a campaign to sell U.S. war bonds:

A committee of the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry yesterday began sending films known as trailers [advertising the bonds] to all of the 15,000 or more movie theatres in the United States. These films are seventy feet in length and will be attached to longer films that are shown at every performance.

Always fun to outdig the OED. Note that this explanation, like Harris's above, suggests a concrete basis for the term: a trailer is a short film that literally trails from the end of a longer one.

In her 2004 book Coming Attractions: Reading American Movie Trailers the late film scholar Lisa Kernan traces the development of the format. An early leader in the trailer game was National Screen Service, which in 1919 began making "crude 35 mm film ads from transferred film stills (without the studios' permission) and sold them to exhibitors to run following feature films." Seeing a major advertising opportunity, the industry was soon providing NSS with footage, and the company enjoyed a monopoly on trailer production until the late 20s, when the studios first started making their own trailers in-house.

It was in the 30s that trailers evolved beyond simple newsreel-style sequences of movie clips to include some wipe effects and more sophisticated graphics, and by the end of the decade they had their own narration and musical scores. Along the way, of course, someone apparently figured out what to us may seem entirely obvious: whatever the supposed benefits of showing trailers at the end of the show, more of the audience is more likely to stick around for more trailers if you screen them before the movie that everyone came to see.

500 Days of Summer Official Trailer

The official trailer for 500 Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.

My agent recommended this movie and after watching the trailer, I think it's worth watching it!

So go for it!

Here's a shot description from Wikipedia:

(500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy film. It was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, directed by Marc Webb, produced by Mark Waters, and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. Principal photography began in April 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

The film made its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was a hit with festival audiences. It was picked up for distribution by Fox Searchlight Pictures and opened in US and Canadian limited release on July 17, 2009, later expanding to wide release in the US on August 7, 2009.[2] The film was also released on September 2, 2009, in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, and opened in Australia on September 17, 2009.[3]

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Trailer

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Trailer

You can visit the official site her: http://www.thevampiresassistant.net/

Here's a short description of the movie from Wikipedia:

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is the 2009 film adaptation of the first three books of the book series The Saga of Darren Shan by author Darren Shan. The film began principal photography on February 8, 2008 in New Orleans and ended on June 3, 2008.[3] The film was distributed by Universal Studios. A portion of The Vampire's Assistant was filmed on a set constructed within New Orleans City Park, approximately 1000 feet off of the side of the road, along Harrison Avenue. The film was originally set for release on January 15, 2010, but was moved forward to October 23, 2009.

Enjoy the trailer!

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