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See you at the movies!

See you at the movies!

See you at the movies starting today! That’s the “battle cry” of this column, urging all to patronize the eight entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival – actually also shown in the provinces.

Actors Guild Shootfest  pays tribute to FPJ

The Actors Guild of the Philippines led by its President Imelda Papin and the Board of Directors heartily invite everyone to join the “Actors Guild of the Philippines Shootfest President’s Cup 2017” to pay tribute to the King of Philippines Movies, Fernando Poe Jr., in recognition of his being a former president of the Actors Guild as well as in acknowledgment of his contributions to the growth of Philippine cinema.

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Three more showbiz clans

Some issues back, Highspeed wrote on three showbiz clans – Ilagan, Salvador, Padilla – given special recognition by the Film Academy of the Philippines in the ‘90s.

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Best films of 5 departed directors

Who knows? That’s for the Cultural Center of the Philippines, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and ultimately the President to decide.

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Great films of 6 National Artists

Highspeed asked the opinion of several cinema followers to name the great films of six National Artists (directors) and they came up with this list. Initially, it was really “greatest” films but we eventually settled for “great.” This columnist was part of the very informal selection.

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Leading men of the ’50s and ’60s

Gloria Romero and Nida Blanca were the queens of the ‘50s. Susan Roces and Amalia Fuentes were the queens of the ‘60s.

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