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Thursday, August 17, 2017

HORROR-SUSPENSE movies used to be on top of my ranking for favorite movie genres. My indicator that the movie I am watching is making me ill at ease on my seat is the unusual sweating of the palm of my hands and the soles of my feet.

So when a horror movie comes along, expect me to be among those who queue up at the box-office alone or with friends.

However, when Amityville: The Awakening was shown, no sweaty palms and soles came to be. Sigh.

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The new tandem of Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto or JoshLia gets its test for crowd-drawing power as the movie I Love You To The Moon and Back gets shown on Wednesday.

Will the tandem prove to be the next big thing in the tradition of KathNiel, LizQuen and JaDine?

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Being shown nationwide with the other entries to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino is a rare chance for a movie using the Visayan-Cebuano language in almost its entirety.

Thus, as an avid supporter of Visayan movies, I have high hopes that Patay Na Si Hesus will somehow be instrumental in the revival of the Visayan movie industry.

This of course depends on the patronage of moviegoers, Visayan-speaking or otherwise. Anyway, the Visayan language, in my own opinion, is quite easy to comprehend so we hope viewers from other parts of the country will watch it.

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I had seen the trailer of ABS-CBN’s new show, Little Big Shots, several times so that I was prodded to watch the show’s opening last weekend. Fortunately, I was not disappointed.

The kids are witty, intelligent, quick and, most of all, funny. Host Billy Crawford was a major factor in the outcome of the maiden episode.

Billy was so natural in motivating the kids.

Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on August 18, 2017.

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