Thursday, July 18, 2019

Past NOSTALGIA and New EXCITEMENT Promised in “TOP GUN: MAVERICK” Trailer



Using cinema as recruiting propaganda for organizations and agencies is nothing new, but usually that is a conscious and deliberate element in the movie’s production. But if a film created primarily to entertain becomes a recruiting tool then that can be a happy accident. “Top Gun,” the 1986 air combat action blockbuster which made Tom Cruise a star, also spurred many hot-blooded moviegoers to flood US Navy recruiting desks hoping to make it as aviators. The film became an instant modern classic, with a sequel starting conceptualization nearly 30 years later. At last, ahead of its premiere next year, a first trailer has been released.

ALASKA-MERALCO Game for Last PLAYOFFS Spot in PBA COMMISSIONERS CUP



The second portion of the 2019 PBA Season, represented in the Commissioner’s Cup, will soon enter into its Playoffs stage. As it stands, seven of the eight starting berths for the playoffs quarterfinals have been filled by the top performing PBA teams in the elimination round. The franchises that have already qualified here are Talk & Text, NorthPort, Blackwater, Ginebra, Magnolia, Rain or Shine, and San Miguel. Phoenix, Columbian and NLEX have already been eliminated from contention, leaving just two teams to fight for the eighth spot: the Alaska Aces and Meralco Bolts. Their fates will be decided Friday night in the final elimination game.

First TRAILER for UNIVERSAL’s “CATS” Musical Film ENCHANTS and Discomfits



Yesterday, Universal Pictures gave the first little peek inside their big-budget adaptation production of “Cats,” the iconic musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the poetry collection by T.S. Eliot. It was actually a behind-the-scenes preview of the production, with the cast rehearsing their catlike choreography in some fairly impressive sets that evoke the characters as cat-sized in a large human world. It also included short interviews with the principal stars giving their piece on their participation in this momentous film. All this was but an appetizer for an actual first trailer. We will not have to wait for it any longer; here it is.