Movie Review 39: KAIBIGAN
“Nothing good happens after midnight.”
I can still remember that fateful day when I saw the poster of this #film hanging around the ceilings of the #QuezonCity Hall as if it’s the #movie event of the year.
With no one from the main cast besides #JeanGarcia and #CesarMontano whom I can recognize, the only line I was able to whisper to myself was… “Is this one supposed to be shown on #holyweek ?!”
LOL. Sorry naaa.
So how do I start? Sa totoo lang, sa daming gustong sabihin ng pelikulang ‘to, I’m not sure where to begin. Basta ang alam ko lang, it has an unspeakable potential to become as great as the phenomenal HSM series but went on and on (hanggang sa matapos) as a wasted opportunity. From the bottom of my heart, sorry to say but this is what a confused plot looks like.
Kung gaano ka-enjoyable ng first quarter, ganoon naman ka-manipulative ng remaining 3/4. Maybe the problem doesn’t lie in the story kasi sa totoo lang, nagustuhan ko siya.
The #PerkinsTwins were perfectly casted as David and Jake but it feels like the setting and situations needed to be contrived for their convenience. In short, the dialogues (regardless of how inspiring they should sound), ended up flat and at times hilarious kahit hindi naman comedic yung eksena.
And despite the filmmakers’ attempt of turning the good-to-go premise into an #inspirational material, it just doesn’t work because the viewers were already invested in the fact that it’s better off as a #drama - #musical , not the way that the people behind the film want it to be.
Again, sayanggg!!! I hate to hate this movie but as a just critic, my task is to let you guys know if it’s worth your 250 pesos or not. And sadly, this one is better off sa small screen as a—looks like my presumption was right—holy week special.
Prediction Rating: ⭐⭐
Pinilakang Rating: ⭐️1/2
Dramatisation of a lad around your father's vintage trying to get the priest to let the pub stay open on Paddy's Day simpler times simpler times remember to raise a glass to lads like this when you're on the beer this Good Friday #holyweek
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Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange: "She is at the foot of the Cross on Calvary, though all the Apostles, St John only excepted, have fled; she stands erect there, firm in her faith that her Son is the Son of God, that He is the Lamb of God Who is even then taking away the sins of the world, that though apparently defeated, He is Victor over Satan and sin, and that in three days He will conquer death by His resurrection. Mary's act of faith on Calvary was the greatest ever elicited on earth, for the hour was unspeakably dark and its object was the most difficult of all – that Jesus had won the greatest of victories by making the most complete of immolations. Her faith was aided then by the gifts of the Holy Ghost. By the gift of Understanding she read far into the revealed mysteries, far into their inner meaning, their harmony, their appropriateness, their consequences. She was particularly favoured in her understanding of the mysteries in which she herself had a part to play, such as the virginal conception of Christ, His Incarnation, and the whole economy of the Redemption. ... It was increased also by the fact that Mary was confirmed in grace and preserved free from every shortcoming – lack of confidence as well as presumption.”
Happy Monday, friends!⠀
I realized with a jolt this morning that Christmas is a mere SIXTEEN DAYS away. 😶 Has anyone finished their shopping yet? It's getting to that point in the year in which a team of wild horses could not drag me to the mall so I definitely need to get myself in gear!⠀
Just a quick reminder that you can buy the entire set of Baby Believer Primers (minus the still un-released Jesus Heals) for $60 from my shop. ALSO - if you use the code GETMYSHOPPINGDONE, you can get an extra 25% off! (ie - that's $45 for all five books!)⠀
“Blindness in the Bible is very often a symbol of spiritual blindness: the incapacity to see what truly matters. Focused on the worldly goods of wealth, pleasure, power, and honor, most people don’t see how blind they are to the truly important things: giving oneself to the grace of God and living a life of love. If you have not surrendered to the grace of God, you are blind. How wonderful it is, then, that these men in the Gospel can cry out to Jesus in their need.
Life is a gift from God, of which within it begets pearls of beauty that shine on the first of them all. Within our earthly lives we are awakened to our longing for Heaven through the blossoms of faith, hope and love. If St Mary of the Cross MacKillop tells us that “we are but travellers here”, then it is not but admirable to desire to be with someone else on this journey.
In the context of relationship between a man and a woman, the journey they are called to take share the most joyful destination - to be with God, for it was He who brought them together and binded them in love. God in His perfect knowledge chooses someone for you, and entrusts you graciously with them because He intends to use both man and woman to sanctify one another and their current/future children. In finding this, two souls created in the image of God become soul mates in the sense of companionship and sacrifice for one another because of their mutual love for Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who should be the foundation of all marital love and families.
St Louis and St Zelie, husband and wife, are beautiful examples of a pleasing marriage and relationship to God and were the first couple to be canonised together in the history of the Catholic Church. St Zelie once passed St Louis randomly in the street, and the still small voice of the Holy Spirit nudged her that she was going to marry him someday. Together, they had many children one of them being St Therese of Lisieux. These two saints had a special connection and was only amplified because of one shared passion: a love for Our Lord and Our Mother which blossomed into a desire to have and bring up children to serve them both.
Tobias said: “Lord, I have chosen Sarah because it is right, not because I lusted for her. Send down your mercy on me and on her, and grant that we may grow old together.” Together with God, the saints teach us that love is more than two imperfect people. Rather, it’s the source of infinite goodness that satisfies the heart’s deepest desire and the source from which the soul rejoices in. The soul that pursues this love, will soon find that this love will consume him.
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So this is one of my rare “life” posts, but I can’t skip Holy Week when talking about my semester abroad in Spain. It’s a religious and culturally significant holiday, and there are so many traditions to love. For one, the processions were unlike anything I’d ever seen. They drew massive crowds regardless of whether they took place in the early morning or late at night. I remember it so vividly, and I remember wanting to experience it all. The food was a major perk, of course. For some reason, my family just happened to cook big meals then, so I remember it as part of the holiday. The paella? Umm...not necessarily, but definitely the torrijas. I don’t know how to describe them, but they’re not ordinary pieces of toast. And let’s not forget the decorative Easter eggs made of dark, milk, and white chocolate. They have treats/surprises inside, and they totally brought me back to my childhood. Orrrrrr the delicious treats we brought home from La Suiza, the absolute best bakery in town. So many beautiful, beautiful memories! #semanasanta#españa#spain#aragon#jaca#holyweek#desafios#paella#torrijas#eastereggs#food#bakery#lasuiza#earlymorning#studyabroad#travel#travelblogger#travelphotography#photography#lifestyle#wanderer#wanderlust
Muchas luces hoy alumbran Madrid, pero aquella tarde no hubo luz mayor que la de su mirada, y la que brotaba de los corazones de su gente.
Esa luz alumbra, calienta e ilusiona, es la LUZ del mundo.
Parece que fue ayer y han pasado dos meses... dos meses como dos suspiros. 📝J. Manuel Pedrajas
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“The Stations speak to us in the political, social, and economic conflicts and dilemmas that descend on us all. And to a culture, to individuals, and, sadly, even to a church that scrupulously turn away from the reality of death, the Stations speak an important word about that final frontier.” Ep40 of Love Rinse Repeat up now.
I sat down with Mary Adams Parker and Katherine Sonderegger to talk about their book, Praying the Stations of the Cross: Finding Hope in a Weary Land (Eerdmans, 2019). We talk about their own approaches to the Stations as visual artist and preacher respectively, what we learn about the contact of the body of Jesus with the body of others across the Stations, what the Stations reveal about Mary, the power of the Stations in times such as these, finding ways to hold the together the suffering and glory of Christ, preparing art for ecclesial settings, why preaching should be invitation rather than exhortation, and why we should attend to beauty, to the sublime, when writing theology or creating artworks to the glory of God and guidance of a Christian community.
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Semana Santa de Roma a Zurich 👉 Del 4 al 11 Abril 2020
✅Detalles: Pago Final: 26 Diciembre 2019) https://travelwithstylepr.com/tour/semana-santa-de-roma-a-zurich/ 📲¡Separa con tiempo! Llámanos YA. - Mall of San Juan: 787-332-0000 (1er piso, frente al antiguo local de Saks)
- Plaza Las Américas: 787-330-0230 (1er piso, frente a West Elm)
Desde lo ocurrido en el turno 9 del Santo Entierro del Calvario del 2018, la marcha Flor Espiritual quedó en mi mente grabada, al escucharla los recuerdos aparecen, es realmente como volver a vivirlo. Ahora conozco mejor el significado de la palabra "inolvidable"
Exciting news! Registration is now open for this year's pilgrimage which takes place from Friday 3rd-Sunday 12th April 2020! Find more information here www.studentcross.org.uk #pilgrimage#studentcross#holyweek
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El Reino de Cristo es conquistado con la espada del servicio, gobernado bajo la ley del amor y establecido por la fuerza del Espíritu Santo. Jesucristo no es un rey entronizado y coronado en el oro, a diferencia de los criterios de este mundo, el trono de Cristo es una cruz, su corona es de espinas y su cetro la lanza que traspasó su costado; la mayor conquista del reinado de Cristo es su muerte en la cruz, que instauro su reinado de amor hasta los confines de la tierra, de esto, todos nosotros somos testigos. 📸María José Sánchez
Today, we are once again reverent witnesses to the undeserved suffering of Christ, to his terrible passion and death. What is remembered in a special way through liturgical commemoration and procession, is the faithfulness and love of Joseph of Arimathea who tenderly removed Christ's body from the cross, wrapped it in clean linen, and carried it to his own unused tomb for burial. https://www.goarch.org/holyfriday #holyweek#goarch#holyfriday