| Sunday, October 12, 2003
| Site Meter, Magnifico, and Manila
|I just finished watching Maryo J. Delos Reyes's film, Magnifico, starring Jiro Manio, Gloria Romero, Lorna Tolentino and Albert Martinez. This movie was shown in local cinemas last Feb 2003 but did not get a warm reception from the Filipino audience. It then travelled the world through different international film festivals and was wildly applauded.
Magnifico just ended a couple of minutes ago. It was shown in Philippine Cable TV for the first time on Cinema One.
An exceptional movie about unleashing your magnificent self, it's a movie that everyone can appreciate and learn from. Magnifico was named after Magnifico the Magnificent, a magician that his father saw perform at a local carnival before he was born. Naming him Magnifico, his father envisioned great things that his son will bring. But instead, Magnifico is the middle of three children, with a not-so-brilliant mind. His mother has gven up on his intellectual skills and his father is disheartened by it.
But the movie shows us that a person doesn't need to be magnificent by living a rich and opulent life. He doesn't need to be magnificent by having the most brains. The movie shows us that being magnificent can be about the little things. I can't elaborate too much on this because I will spoil the ending. I suggest you guys watch this. If you have Sky Cable, Magnifico will air again on October 29, 2003, Wednesday, 9p on Cinema One. Watch it. It's a tremendous film.
I don't like going to Manila. I don't like passing by its narrow streets, filled with tricycles, jeeps and floods. That's why if I can, I always avoid going to Manila.
I checked out Sitemeter statistics and I found out that some people have been getting here through different search engines using the following keywords:
A looooot of searches that include UAAP. They don't call me a fan for nothing. Oh well.
|posted by Jax @ 8:11:00 AM