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Alright, we took a backseat from Hollywood films and gave the Pinoy films a front row this Holiday season. Kudos to 10000 Hours, My Little Bossings, Pagpag and Kimmy Dora. However, this 2014, there’s plenty of movies to look forward to. Before i give you a rundown of the 2014 films, here are 14 films I’m most looking forward to? Well, summer films “Spider-Man”, “X-Men”, “Captain America”, &”Transformers”. Excited also to see the final installments of “The Hobbit” and “The Hunger Games”. Quite curious how “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” will look like. “Maleficent”, “Grace of Monaco” and “Into The Woods” add a variety to my list. Ridley Scott’s “Exodus”, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”, George Clooney’s “The Monument’s Men” are quite interesting. Of the animated films, I have been waiting for the release of the sequel to “How To Train Your Dragon.” So, start listing (and saving money) for these films!) And…

2013 MMFF: Uplifting the Filipino Spirit For the local film industry, December 25 until the first week of January is synonymous with the metro Manila Film Festival wherein Hollywood films take a backseat and local films occupy the front row. There are eight films to be shown, and surprisingly there is the absence of the regular entries: No Enteng Kabisote, No Panday, No Shake, Rattle,Roll. No Bong Revilla No Ai-Ai De las Alas. But the other new regulars are back: Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino and the addition of Vice Ganda and ER Ejercito. MMFF usually offers a variety of film genre to cater to various audiences – and this year is no exception. But what is obviously missing are family melodrama and the usual infidelity-themed love stories. This year, it’s dominated by comedy films and biopics. Here are the 8 films shown on Christmas Day: My Little Bossings Vic Sotto…

The Filipinos were treated to one great weekend on September 27 & 28 respectively. Our worlds stopped for a while and we were all glued to our TV sets because of two “firsts” for us – the win of Megan Lynne Young, as Miss World 2013, and that of Mitoy Yongting as The Voice of the Philippines. Oh yes, we have reasons to be proud of!!! And now that the excitement and happiness have slightly sunk in, EXTRA would like to celebrate these achievements, by having my FIRST official write up. A Young Enlightenment What does Megan’s win in Miss World 2013 have given us? Happiness, hope, enlightenment and something we can all be proud of as individuals. After the wins of Mutya Johanna Datul in Miss Supranational 2013; and that of the Dragon Fireworks in Pyronale (in Germany); including Lee Van Corteza and Dennis Orcollo’s in the World Cup…