Philippine Movies Thread

Discussion in 'Cinema: International' started by clayton-12, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. clayton-12

    clayton-12 Member: Rank 3

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    The grave was almost exactly where the eagle was shot, but neither Maya at that time nor the ranger and cops who late inspected the scene could see it. I thought When I watched it that the final scene, which stylistically took the viewer out of the movie with its silence, was Maya seeing something that the eagles were only revealed to her.

    But as I wrote that, it occurred to me that it might simply be that they were buried that poorly. Like the human condition had gotten that rotten that no one even takes the effort to properly bury their secrets anymore.
     
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    sitenoise Member: Rank 5

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    It did seem like the eagles led her to the grave. But it's weird that they would eagle-whisper to her after she just killed one of them. Or maybe they respected the way she did it with the breathing thing. Oh well, nit pik nit pik. I enjoyed the flick.
     
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    I think that image was the very image (or at least the image that the media projected) upon discovery of the excavation site of the Maguindanao massacre. When I saw that scene, I immediately thought of the massacre. Bodies were piled on top of each other. That's how I (we) thought the actual site looked like.
     
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    Okay, my answer is: After killing one of the eagles she became, and was recognized as such by the eagles, an eagle whisperer. The eagles brought her back to the scene of the crime and gave her eagle eyes so she could see the bodies--no one else could see them, and she couldn't see them until she was given the eagle eyes.
     
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    You’re probably thinking too anthropomorphically - the eagle is a sacred being whose spirit is within the land, it is above human foibles like tribal revenge. Once Maya had transcended those desires, the eagles’ (and the land’s) secrets were revealed to her. The scene with the grandmother was essential to the whole movie.
     
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    If it’s one of the scenes I’m thinking of, I think if you look again, you’ll see he’s wearing a shirt from the hacienda.
     
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    Oh yeah, okay. It wasn't after getting her breathing in sync with one of their brethren, but after she didn't kill Barney Fife she was given the eagle eyes.
     
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    That's the second time. The first time he was wearing a fisherman's cap and raincoat and looked like he came from I Know What You Did Last Summer.
     
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    I was probably too engrossed with the Maguindanao massacre reference that I forgot to look at the movie in an independent perspective. I think yeah, if I had "eagle eyes" which was gifted right after I got the breathing in sync, I could see right through the depths of the soil too.

    I honestly can't for the life of me remember the exact scenes already. I watched this what, last two weeks ago. I have memory issues.
     
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    What movie are we talking about?
     
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    plsletitrain Member: Rank 5

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    Bwahahahahaha!!!!!! Seriously, get back to me in two months time and ask me about some scenes in the movie and I'll give you a blank look.:emoji_head_bandage: No, make that two days. lol

    Edit: Yeah seriously what movie are you talking about? I can't remember a fisherman's cap and raincoat now. I remember a hacienda, though.
     
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    Don’t worry, we all get old and confused ... happened to me many years ago. He’s probably thinking back to Nao Omori’s boots in Vibrator. The first time we saw the dude in the woods was when he spooked Maya after she shot the bird - he was definitely wearing the red-checked hacienda shirt
     
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    My 2 Mommies (2018)

    Once again, true love prevails. I shouldn't be seeing myself buying tickets to these Regal films that comprise of cheesy, corny plots and dialogues with over-the-top acting that makes for a good eyebrow-raising exercise but because I love Paolo Ballesteros, I found myself entering the cinema for this. If this movie made a record, it would be for the reason that I think I may have literally slept on this one. Poor story, poor dialogue. The only redeeming factor was Paolo and Solenn Heusaff's natural acting but not even Maricel Sorianos' exaggerated comedic style helped.

    The story is about Paolo's character who's gay (sorry I really don't have interest on the film that I don't want to google the character names) finding himself having a 7 year old son from a previous relationship. The mother is played by Solenn Heusaff. His dilemma starts when he wants to be the best dad without sacrificing his relationship with his partner and the mother of the child. Yeah, something like that. Really, I slept on it. It didn't help that I watched it at an ungodly hour and I wasn't sleeping well and then you throw me a Regal film, for why oh why does Paolo baby have to settle with these? Is he bound by contract that the only projects he receives are ones with cheesy corny plots and dialogues? If so, until when?????? I only pray for the heavens to give him a project where his acting prowess can be showcased and he'll be paired with equally talented actors and his role is not just some gay guy with masterful make-up who dreads being discovered out of the closet.
     

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