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Sneak Peek: Our Aug-Sept cover girl, Erika Aparece for our Cinema Issue. (photographed by Dexter Balita)
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FILTH - A film review

So I just finished watching this film today and up until now I am still in awe, especially that ending scene. Well Filth is a black comedy/crime/suspense film that follows Bruce’s (James McAvoy) life as he investigates a crime against his fellow colleagues for a promotion at his job and to win back his wife and daughter. The film also tackles the main character’s addiction to drugs and how it affects him and his decisions in the movie.

I gotta say I love this movie. It was fun and tragic at times, something a film rarely does, what I also like about the film is that James McAvoy’s role is breaking the 4th wall and is actually interacting with the audience, it was very effective and it makes you a part of the movie. I gotta admit I had a hard time grasping the plot at first but as the movie progresses things became clearer and I can finally understand what’s going on.

The twist on the movie was also a shocker and McAvoy’s performance was groundbreaking, probably his best performance that I’ve seen. Technically, the film was brilliant when it comes to its production. The production design was really great, the cinematography and the colors were all very pleasing to the eyes, and the soundtrack, it perfectly fits well with the theme and it really elevates the emotion of the film.

Overall I recommend you guys watch this film. It’s filled with energy and it really breaks your heart at the end of the movie.

RATING: 8/10

The Raid 2:Berandal - Film Review

I managed to watch The Raid 2 at Glorietta with my friend. Well, first of all, the first installment of this series is actually one of my favorite action movies (and I pretty much loathe action films but this is an exception) and I gotta say, I MIGHT HAVE FOUND A NEW FAVORITE ACTION FILM! Yes, the sequel to my favorite action film actually is more complex, more violent, and more EPIC.

The story this time was very well polished, as well as the script, definitely an improvement from the first, the cinematography is amazing! And the fight scenes, hayy, they were truly a spectacle! Kinda sad because MTRCB cut some very violent deaths in the movie but nevertheless I enjoyed it and I’m very excited to watch for the uncut version once it goes out on DVD this June 24th wooh (i’ve actually watched it already and I gotta say the unrated version is AWESOME!!)

Promise, the fight scenes are worth the price of your ticket! Sobrang solid, especially that car chase scene, probably the best car chase scene that I’ve seen on the cinema. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE! The only bad thing with my watching experience was that the film was dubbed in English (it’s an Indonesian film) and the dubbings were bad and hilarious tawa kami ng tawa ng friend ko but still. AWESOME MOVIE IS AWESOME! You need to see this guys!

RATING: 9/10

Ranking Aronofsky’s Films

This is more of a list rather than a movie review but nevertheless I really think that everyone of you guys should be exposed to Darren Aronofsky’s works and that I really want to actually review all six of his films. Darren Aronofsky is MY FAVORITE FILM DIRECTOR EVER! He’s a risk taker, he is very innovative, he has his own style in making his movies, he makes visually stunning films, he is an AUTEUR. And after watching “Noah”, I can totally say that I have watched every film in his filmography! Aside from “Noah”, he also directed the films Requiem For A Dream, Pi, The Fountain, The Wrestler and Black Swan.

Let’s rank them!

6. Noah (2014)

I just watched it tonight at MOA and I gotta say one of 2014’s best movies! IT WAS SO GOOD! Better watch it with an open mind kasi this one has divided the audience, other people say, especially Christians that this is a bad film, does not follow the Bible at all, but Aronofsky did took some artistic liberties in this film and IT WAS A GOOD TAKE! Why last on the list though? Because I really find his older films to be more engaging but nevertheless, still a great film from him! Rating: 7/10

5. Pi (1998)

Pi definitely sets the tone for Aronofsky’s following films. It follows the story of a mathematician that believes that everything in our world is connected with numbers. It was very gritty and edgy, unexpected, and very suspenseful. This movie established Aronofsky as one of the directors to watch out for! Rating: 7/10

4. The Fountain (2006)

The Fountain is a romance story that spans in 3 different time periods with parallel connections. This was, for me, Aronofsky’s most ambitious work and when this was first released it was bashed and under appreciated. However as time goes by, this movie had a cult following and many critics have found the beauty of the film. THE FILM REALLY WAS BEAUTIFUL and it was uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time! The soundtrack and cinematography was also the best ever that I’ve seen in a film! Rating: 7.5/10

3. The Wrestler (2008)

One of the best drama movies that I’ve ever seen! Yep, this movie made me tear up like a little kid! It follows the story of an old and deteriorating wrestler that longs for a family and a loved one. One of the more less disturbing Aronofsky films pero sobrang bigat niya sa puso and the acting here was superb, especially Mickey Rourke! Rating: 8.5/10

2.Black Swan (2010)

Superb acting from Natalie Portman, superb cinematography, superb musical score, and the disturbing turn of events at the end really made the movie for me! The ballet sequences also was shot beautifully. A really dark movie but beautiful at the same time! Kudos to Aronofsky for reimagining the tale of The Swan Lake, making it into a psychological mind trip. Rating: 9/10

1. Requiem For A Dream (2001)

MY FAVORITE MOVIE EVER. Ellen Burstyn and Jared Leto’s performance really delivered well here. The musical score was very memorable. The level of disturbing that this film has brought really made me love this film, especially that intense ending that will leave you speechless for minutes with a heavy feeling in your chest. The editing was also superb in this one. I really recommend you guys to watch this! Rating: 10/10

So yeah, that’s all, I love all of Aronofsky’s films in their own ways and I cannot wait for his next project! And btw, this is a personal opinion of mine and it’s all up to you on how you will rank his films once you guys see it :)

Rebels Without Causes: Tumblr Magazine PH’s Bloggers Who Matter - Part 5

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Photos are from the bloggers themselves; credits to their photographers *winks*

Tumblr Magazine PH is, really, just a small conch in a vast body of water. But a conch, no matter how small or big it could be, still can make noise. And together with you, our dear readers, we create a united diaspora of voices sharing one thing we love - expressing ourselves.

We cannot thank you enough for the support you’ve been showing towards this blogazine. You guys are the reason why we keep on pursuing this blog and from month to month, bring you something new and fresh out of the box. Hats off to you!

This annual list of exceptional bloggers was indeed fun and interesting, not just to you, but also to Dexter and I, as we also discovered amazing people making their own mark on the blogging world.

Now that we are at the last part of this feature, please let us express our gratitude to all the bloggers who became part of this feature. Indeed, you deserve all the love and admiration in the world.

Until next year for another set of bloggers who matter. Cheers!

Support this feature and tell us what you want to see next on Tumblr Magazine PH. Our hash tag: #TMPHRebels

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Ailah Gesta Solis
24, Wedding Photographer
http://helloaia.tumblr.com/

Aia: “I have so many things I dislike about humanity, but I am at the point of my life where I want to appreciate and love all each and everyone’s differences. No one is simply “just bad”, or simply “just good”. We are diverse. We are complex. There will always be two sides in our being. And I find that beautiful.”

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Jerome David Tan
24, Estudyante
http://panaghoy.tumblr.com/

JD: “Ito yung dahilan kung bakit nakakatakot ang mundo / Magkamali ka lang ng isa, tatalikod na ang lahat sa iyo / Ito yung dahilan kung bakit hindi ka dapat lubusang magtiwala / Kapag wala na sa’yong pakinabang, iiwan ka na lamang bigla / Hindi mo pwedeng sisihin ang iba kung biguin ka nila / Matagal nang ganyan ang takbo ng mundo, dapat ay alam mo na / Lahat tayo ay mayroong kanya-kanyang hinaharap na laban / Hindi ka pwedeng umasa sa iba na mayroon sila sa’yong pakialam.”

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Ma. Patricia Nabong
21, Film Student / Freelance Photographer
http://dorkoinvasion.tumblr.com/

Pat: “Everyone can do something for society in their own little way, through what they do. And I guess in my case, photography isn’t just a way of seeing, but a way of showing, in the hope of raising awareness and understanding. I’ve always wanted to document remote cultures and lives of different people. However, as much as I want to take off and disappear in Peru or India, I still have to finish my degree, so I’ve been training my eye through street photography, roaming around cities and documenting everyday life. It’s a way of showing people what I see and what passes us by everyday. It’s a way of saying that these people exist, this is their reality, this is life.”

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Grace Ann de Luna
20, Student (for a little more while)
http://gracedeluna.tumblr.com/

Grace: “My least favorite thing about humanity is insensitivity. Most people are really insensitive to a whole lot of things. I, myself, have had some fair shares of being insensitive with some subjects. And it’s just a sad, sad thing whenever we become very insensitive to the things happening. We were all given the power to think for ourselves and have our own opinions, and yes, we have so much different opinions. But that doesn’t mean we have to be enclosed in that opinion alone. We all tend to do that a lot. Once you throw out what you think in the open, be ready enough to respect what others think as well.”

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Justin Dale Julio Panaligan
20, Junior Accountant / According to his blog, a wallflower
http://juliopanaligan.tumblr.com/

Julio: “I’m claiming that I’m blessed – blessed with many talents. Yes, we can sing, dance, draw, take good pictures, wear clothes like a model, etc. but talent is not just about these things. Talent for me is how you influence other people, how you motivate them, how you inspire other people (through words or actions), how you change lives in different ways. Talent isn’t just the special things that we see in other people, it’s about the feelings that we get when we see that special thing on them. It’s the appreciation from that person no matter how talented that person is or not. It’s all about how you maximize your talents, your capabilities and what you’ve learned from the things around you. You just have to find out how to use these things in the right time and in the right place.”

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Kyle Jumayne Francisco
20, Psychology Student / Fashion Stylist
http://talkingtongue.tumblr.com/

Kyl:In (20) years, I am already an accomplished fashion designer. I have my own brand and my own line. I have already done numerous shows and showed collections which were applauded by fashion enthusiasts, not just in the Philippines but around the globe. I’m living my life comfortably as I breathe fashion. It may sound a little ambitious, but I’m aiming for big stuff in the future which I am confident that I can do.”

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Mark Nicole Anicas
17, Marketing Management Student / An Exclusive Social Media Strategist of PR Asia Worldwide
http://markanicas.tumblr.com/

Mark:Twenty years from now, I’d probably be a marketing consultant, managing a PR company that focuses on digital advertising. I am also seeing myself in that time as one of the owners of the most successful business venture around the heritage city of Vigan. I love to share my thoughts and some time, I venture into the field of technical photography. I’d really love to master the art of life. I also find myself most of the time just tweeting and tweeting… and tweeting.”

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Rebels Without Causes x Part 3
Rebels Without Causes x Part 4

Seven reasons why 3D cinema is doomed

by Mark Kermode (as seen on Esquire Philippines, Style Issue)

1 It’s not the future  — it’s the past
3D movies are as old as cinema itself. Throughout the 20th century, the format waxed and waned on several occasions, from the Oscar-nominated short Audioscopiks (1935), the “lion in your lap” adventure Bwana Devil (1952) and the eyeball-gouging schlocker Friday the 13th Part III: 3D (1982). Audience enthusiasm for 3D, however, has never been more than passing. Avatar may have been a huge 3D hit in 2009 and 2010, but by 2011, audiences were voting with their feet, preferring to watch films like Cars 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2D.

2 Studios want 3D; audiences don’t
The driving force behind every 3D boom has been financial rather than artistic. In the Fifties, film studios turned to it in response to the rise of TV; in the Eighties, it was used to counter the growing popularity of home video. The most recent craze was spearheaded by a need to crack down on piracy. Audience desires don’t come into it.

3 Who turned out the lights?
There’s a reason why Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the “darkest” episode in the blockbusting franchise, and it has nothing to do with the evil power of Lord Voldemort. Watching a movie through 3D glasses leads to massive light loss, which causes the picture to look gloomy and under-lit. It can also cause ghosting, double vision, eyestrain, headaches and presents particular problems for those who already wear glasses. Boo!

4 It is not “immersive”
When was the last time you heard someone say: “I really liked that film, but I couldn’t get immersed because it was in 2D”? Film-makers as diverse as John Lasseter and Martin Scorsese point to Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder as proof of the technique’s “immersive potential”. Important fact: after making Dial M, Hitchcock gave up on 3D.

5 Conversions suck – and everyone knows it
Having decided that all blockbusters must be in 3D, ham-fisted Hollywood executives have forced film-makers to retro-fit the effect onto 2D movies, with disastrous results. Prime examples include 2010’s Clash of the Titans, of which director Louis Leterrier declared: “It was not my decision to convert it into 3D. I was saying to them: ‘Don’t make it look so much like a View-Master — so puffed up.’”

6 The most successful 3Dmovie ever made…
… in terms of cost-to-profit ratio was The Stewardesses, a 1969 sexploitation feature, which offered flying stereoscopic knockers and somebody “making out” with a table lamp.

7 The best 3D movie ever made…

… was House of Wax (1953), directed by André de Toth, who only had one eye and therefore couldn’t see what all the fuss was about.

Mud Man (photographed by Faye Alcoriza (@batangmilo), shot during the 10th Cinemalaya Indipendent Film Festival, from the movie Asintado) 

Mud Man (photographed by Faye Alcoriza (@batangmilo), shot during the 10th Cinemalaya Indipendent Film Festival, from the movie Asintado

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A “Twisted” movie: A Ladda Land movie review

I just finished watching Ladda Land, all by myself, in our widescreen tv. 

I’m not bragging about our tv, or whatsoever. I’m just saying that, I watched this horror movie alone, in a big tv wherein you feel like the scenes are almost in your face or something. 

Anyway, my friend told me that I should watch this film if I want to get scared or something, and I did a while ago. 

It’s motherfucking scary I’m telling you. Or maybe not, and I’m just over-reacting things, or I’m just a fucking chicken. But, srsly, it’s scary. Scary in the means of, the scenes will make you flinch on your seats. The faces of the ghosts were eerily scary and gore, specially the neighbor’s son, Golf. Ugh. And the sound effects that were used, it really complemented the scenes, and will give you those goosebumps and feeling of fear. 

And the thing about Thai films, even though they have specific genres like, horror, or love, or comedy, still, the theme of Family and their culture never fades. I mean, in this film, for example, the theme is horror. But then, the story does not really revolve around the theme of scary things or something, it still revolves on how their family works together, or what will the family be with these creepy things happening around them. Do you get me? It’s that thing that makes me love these Thai films, because they never really get over with their culture. They always do something that will cater and will feature their culture and beliefs. 

And what’s more amazing in this Ladda land, are the twists. Specially in the last parts, wherein their neighbors are all dead, and their family are facing bad luck and all those shits. I mean, you will probably think that the story or the film will end up like that, but no, something will happen that you’ll think is the real ending, but still no, and then, the real ending will happen. Haha, I know you don’t get it, so I think it will be better if you’ll watch it. 

I commend this film. And yeah, it’s a great horror film. A film with scary things in it, but the heart for the family and for everyone else is still there. 

4.5 out of 5 for this. :)

*dated: October 2, 2012

“Memento: From end to the beginning”

                       

I just watched the film, "Memento", and I must say it is one of the best, if not, the best movies of all times. I mean, it is perfect! With all of its elements and ingredients. It all has it. 

It has a perfect screenplay. Like, the story was told backwards, meaning, from the end to the beginning, so at first you will really be like, “Wtf is wrong with this guy? Wth did just happen?” and that adds to your eagerness to know what will happen next (or in the film’s case, what happened in the past).

I love the twists and turns of each scenes, and how it is connected to each memory that the lead character remembers, and how they presented the whole story. 

I just really love the whole thought of it. It really had this recipe for a perfect movie. And it really topped my list of the best movies I have ever watched. 

Until now, I am still thinking whether he really killed the real villain or not, or who’s really the villain in the story or whatever. I mean. Really. It’s a must-watch. 

5 out of 5 for Memento please.

*dated: May 10, 2014 :)

                                                  FROLIC STATE
When asked on the spot about my favorite movie of all time, my mind buffers for like a couple of minutes and travels back to my movie rack where all my movie collection lies. You can’t just ask me that question. You’ve got to give me the specific genre. Most of my movie collection are slasher films, suspense thrillers, psychological thriller, (i’ve got some foreign indie thriller too), sci-fi and action, comedy and a couple of chick flicks (you need a dose of chick flicks in your blood, trust me.)
For our August-September offering, we dive into the world of moving picture, show business, entertainment, characters, stories, movie posters, the art of acting, indie films, reviews, and everything in between the reel. 
This month on our Cinema Issue, we got a muse to represent our movie-scene inspired shoot and a class of her own, Erika Aparece. We also have our movie reviews coming from your resident movie bloggers and contributors, movie poster layout artists, directors, and a whole lot more features as Tumblr Mag PH goes back on track.
Special thanks to those who supported and appreciated our Anniversary Issue this year. You guys drive us to keep on brainstorming with what else do we need to offer to our dearest tumblr readers and followers. You guys never left us. 

We’re still accepting SUBMISSIONS for the movie review features. So to all our resident movie freaks, nerds and addict, we are encouraging you guys to submit your originally-written movie reviews to: 

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and we’re more than welcome to have it featured on our blog :)
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—Dexter Balita, EIC

                                                  FROLIC STATE

When asked on the spot about my favorite movie of all time, my mind buffers for like a couple of minutes and travels back to my movie rack where all my movie collection lies. You can’t just ask me that question. You’ve got to give me the specific genre. Most of my movie collection are slasher films, suspense thrillers, psychological thriller, (i’ve got some foreign indie thriller too), sci-fi and action, comedy and a couple of chick flicks (you need a dose of chick flicks in your blood, trust me.)

For our August-September offering, we dive into the world of moving picture, show business, entertainment, characters, stories, movie posters, the art of acting, indie films, reviews, and everything in between the reel. 

This month on our Cinema Issue, we got a muse to represent our movie-scene inspired shoot and a class of her own, Erika Aparece. We also have our movie reviews coming from your resident movie bloggers and contributors, movie poster layout artists, directors, and a whole lot more features as Tumblr Mag PH goes back on track.

Special thanks to those who supported and appreciated our Anniversary Issue this year. You guys drive us to keep on brainstorming with what else do we need to offer to our dearest tumblr readers and followers. You guys never left us. 

We’re still accepting SUBMISSIONS for the movie review features. So to all our resident movie freaks, nerds and addict, we are encouraging you guys to submit your originally-written movie reviews to: 

tumblrmagph.tumblr.com/submit

and we’re more than welcome to have it featured on our blog :)

Tumblr Magazine PH is now on Facebook! Like our page if you wanna be updated with our daily hullabaloos. 

—Dexter Balita, EIC

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Thank you! You guys drive us to work harder for every issue :)

"Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire." – Slavoj Žižek


This serves as the official Tumblr account for the online magazine Tumblr Magazine Philippines, also known as TMPH. Operated by a group of Filipino microbloggers headed by Editor-In-Chief, Dexter Balita (dexternews) and seconded by Associate Editor, Pael Balbaboco (paelbalbaboco), this magazine caters different articles of different topics as according to the assigned theme for every issue.

Every month, TMPH releases its cover with a specific theme like art, body, travel, food, barkada, entertainment, books, literary, fashion, lifestyle, design, humor, photography, sports, politics, etc.


THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY ISSUE


JULY 2011 - The Maiden Issue
AUGUST 2011 - The Art Issue
SEPTEMBER 2011 - The Body Issue I
SEPTEMBER 2011 - The Body Issue II
OCTOBER 2011 - The Travel Issue
NOVEMBER 2011 - The Barkada Issue
DECEMBER 2011 - The Holiday Issue
JANUARY 2012 - The Power Issue
FEBRUARY 2012 - The Green Issue I
FEBRUARY 2012 - The Green Issue II
MARCH 2012 - The Fashion Issue
APRIL 2012 - The Discovery Issue
MAY 2012 - The Style and Design Issue
JUNE 2012 - The Pop Cult Issue
JULY 2012 - The 1st Anniversary Issue (1)
JULY 2012 - The 1st Anniversary Issue (2)
JULY 2012 - The 1st Anniversary Issue (3)
AUGUST 2012 - The Rivalry Issue
SEPTEMBER 2012 - The Music Issue
OCTOBER 2012 - The Alpha Male Issue
NOVEMBER 2012 - The Femme Fatale Issue
DECEMBER 2012 - The Dark Issue
JANUARY 2013 - The Power Issue
FEBRUARY 2013 - The Art Issue
MARCH 2013 - The Fashion Issue
APRIL 2013 - The Literary Issue
MAY 2013 - The Photo Issue
JUNE 2013 - The Pop Cult Issue
JULY 2013 - The 2nd Anniversary Issue
AUGUST 2013 - The Food Issue
SEPTEMBER 2013 - The Music Issue
OCTOBER 2013 - The Discovery Issue
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2013 - The Year-End Issue
JANUARY 2014 - The Power Issue
FEBRUARY 2014 - The Art Issue
MARCH 2014 - The Men's Fashion Issue
APRIL 2014 - The Summer × Travel Issue
MAY 2014 - The Photo Issue
JUNE 2014 - The Pop Cult Issue
JULY 2014 - The 3rd Anniversary Issue


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