Saturday, August 28, 2010

Week 2 of "Nokia: My Life Promo" from Manila Family Blogs

Manila Family Blogs Network and is now on it's second week of giving away cool new Nokia cellphones.

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Manila Shopaholic is giving away a Nokia C5, a snazzy mobile phone that conveniently allows you to be connected not just through call and text, but also through your social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can even share your pictures and videos through Nokia's Ovi.

For details about the contest, visit Manila Shopaholic and join now!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Manila event: Kurosawa Film Festival

This year marks the 100th birth anniversary of acclaimed Japanese film director, Akira Kurosawa. The Japan Foundation Manila, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the UP Film Institute will jointly present a two week film festival of Kurosawa's works, all featured in 35mm format.

Dubbed as the "Kurosawa Film Festival" it is also done with the Embassy of Japan and The event will kick off on September 14 at 7:00 PM at the CCP Little Theater and will feature "Throne of Blood".

Regular screenings will be held at the CCP Dream Theater from September 15 to 19, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The UP Film Institute will hold screenings from September 22 to 30, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Further details of the screening and the movies are available at the Japan Foundation Manila website. Admission is free.

Thank you to Roland Samson, Project Coordinator of JFM for the information.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Director Satoshi Kon, 47, passes away

It's a sad, sad morning as I am greeted by the news that Satoshi Kon has passed away at age 47. Kon-san is best known among anime fans as the award winning director of anime movies like Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress.

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Jim Vowles of the Otakorp Board of Directors for the Otakon convention confirmed Kon's death with MADHOUSE studio founder Masao Maruyama. Maruyama first mentioned about the death of a director through his Twitter account, but didn't say who it was.

I saw Perfect Blue when I was in college and it creeped me out. Tokyo Godfathers was the next movie of his that I saw, and has been so far my favorite. I even did a small review of it. Paprika and Millenium Actress are also both great movies that you mustn't miss.

Rest in peace.

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