Abala

Abala. Abala. 

Iyan ay mga salitang pareho ang mga titik pero magkaiba ang pagkakabigkas at pagkakahulugan. Ang unang salita ay binibigkas na a-BA-la, kung saan nasa gitnang pantig ang diin o stress. Ang isa naman ay aba-LA kung saan nasa huling pantig ang diin. Ayon sa UP Diksiyonaryong Filipino (Binagong Edisyon), ang ibig sabihin ng abala (bigkas: aBAla) ay pansamantalang paghinto. Ilan sa mga kasingkahulugan nito ay gambala, abal-abal o antala. Ang ibig sabihin ng abala (bigkas: abaLA) ay kasalukuyang may ginagawa o buhos na buhos ang pag-iisip sa isang gawain na kapareho ng ibig sabihin ng salitang aligaga o busy sa Ingles.

Sabi sa isang artikulong nabasa ko, maiging iwasan ang salitang abala (busy) pag tinatanong ng kung sino kung kamusta ka na. Lahat naman daw kasi tayo ay abala. Ang argumento ng nagsulat ng akda, lahat tayo ay may 24 oras sa isang araw at 7 araw sa isang linggo at depende sa atin kung paano natin gagamitin ang mga oras na mayroon tayo. Kumbaga, lahat tayo ay binayayaan ng oras bagamat di pare-pareho pagkat iba-iba kung kailan tayo pinanganak at iba-iba rin kung kailan tayo babawian ng buhay. Dagdag pa riyan, may mga taong mas marami ang oras kumpara sa iba sa maraming kadahilanan tulad ng kalusugan pati na mga di inaasahang pangyayari tulad ng aksidente. Hindi natin mababago ang oras na mayroon tayo, nakatakda man na ito o hindi. Ang mababago natin ay kung paano natin gagamitin ang mga oras nating ito.

Oras

Isipin mo ang sagot sa mga tanong na ito sa paggamit mo ng oras mo:

1. Makikipagkita ka ba sa taong mahal mo?

2. Kapipilingin mo ba ang buo mong pamilya?

3. Magbabasa ka ba ng libro?

4. Kukuha ng litrato?

5. Makikipagkaibigan?

6. Manonood ng sine?

7. Makikipaglaro sa mga bata mong anak?

8. Magsusulat?

9. Magtatanim?

10. Magsusugal?

11. Kakain sa kung saan?

12. Magpapatawa?

13. Sasayaw?

14. Kakanta?

15. Lilikha ng tula?

16. Makikipagtsismisan?

17. Mamamasyal?

18. Mamimili?

19. Bibisitahin ang mga lolo’t lola at iba pang kamag-anak?

20. Magpapalipas ng oras sa Facebook?

21. Magti-tweet?

22. Magtuturo?

23. Makikipagkwentuhan?

24. Magtatrabaho?

25. Magsasaliksik?

26. Tatawagan ang kaibigan?

27. Magi-ehersisyo?

28. Magsisimba?

29. Makikinig sa radyo?

30. Magpipinta?

Biruin mong ang dami pala nating pwedeng gawin sa oras natin, ano? Yun nga lang, di lahat ng yan ay dapat gawin palagi. Nakatutulong o nakagagawa sila ng kabutihan sa atin sa kung anong paraan, maliit man o malaki, pero isipin ng maigi kung kailan lang sila nararapat gawin. Di naman pwedeng sa isang gawain lang iinog ang mundo natin.

 

“Oras na, magpasiya kung saan ka pupunta. Oras na, oras na, mag-iba ka ng landas.” –Oras na, Coritha

“If only I could turn back time. If only I have said what I still hide. If I could only turn back time, I would have stayed for the night.”- Turn Back Time, Aqua

“Sana ay magbalik ang ating kahapon. Maibabalik pa ba ang nakaraan? Kung maaari lang sana, baguhin at aking pigilan. Sana… sana ngayon lang ang kahapon.”

Sana Ngayon Lang Ang Kahapon, Angeline Quinto

Ang mga kanta sa itaas ay ilan lang sa mga awiting nagdidiin sa importansiya ng oras. Bagamat tungkol sa pag-ibig ang tema ng iba sa kanila, di mapasusubaliang tungkol ang mga ito sa pagsisisi. At oras ang isa sa pinakapinagsisisihan ng mga tao. Bakit? Di ba’t sinabi natin kaninang di na natin maibabalik pa ang panahon? Kumbaga sa yaman, ito ay nauubos. Finite at hindi infinite. Kaya maigi talagang gamitin natin ang oras natin ng maayos. Sabi sa isang kanta sa itaas, sana ngayon na lang daw ang kahapon. Bakit daw? Para damhin niyang muli ang nakaraan kung kailan sila ay nag-iibigan pa ng taong mahal niya. Sabi naman ng isa pang kanta, sana raw ay kaya niyang ibalik ang oras para sana nasabi niya ang dapat niyang sabihin at nagawa niya ang dapat niyang gawin. Pero huli na sapagkat di niya iyon magagawa.

Huling Salita

Sa dulo ng lahat, isang mensahe ang gustong ituro sa atin ng oras: Hinding-hindi na natin mababalik ang lumipas na panahon. Kaya payong-kapatid sa bawa’t-isa sa atin, maiging piliin ng mabuti ang kung anong mga gagawin. Mag-prioritize. Diyos. Pamilya. Eskwelahan. Trabaho. Kasintahan. Kaibigan. Sarili. Paglilibang. At kung anu-ano pa. Ikaw ang makakapagsabi kung ano ang mga importante para sa’yo. Ikaw makakapagsabi kung sinu-sino o anu-ano ang mahal mo. Ikaw din ang makakapagsabi kung ano ang nagpapasaya sa’yo. Maging abala sa mga gawaing wasto at mabuti para sa iyo.

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Anong Nangyari sa Flight 370?

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Marso 8, 2014- Isang linggo mula ngayong araw ay nawala ng parang bula ang Boeing 777-200er (Malaysia Airlines Flight 370), isang pampasaherong eroplanong nanggaling sa Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at patungo sana sa Beijing, China. Lulan ng nasabing eroplano ang 12 miyembro ng crew at 227 na mga pasahero na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa rin alam ng mga kinauukulan kung nasaan.

Umalis ang eroplano sa Kuala Lumpur International Airport noong 12:41 ng madaling araw at inasahang lalapag sa Beijing Capital International Airport ng 6:30 ng umaga. Ibinalitang nasa tamang taas ang eroplano (35,000 feet o 10,700 m) at lumilipad sa bilis na 872 kph o 542 mph nang mawalan lahat ng komunikasyon. Sinasabing huling nagkaroon ng contact ang piloto nito sa air traffic control kulang-kulang isang oras pagkalipad nito sa himpapawid.

Umaga ng Sabado ay naibalita na ang pagkawala sa nasabing eroplano pero mas bumulaga ito sa kamalayan ng mga mamamayan sa buong mundo noong Linggo. Naging headline na ng maraming pahayagan at news shows ang pangyayari mula noon. Ipinakitang umiiyak, nagdadalamhati at nagtatanong ang mga kamag-anak na lulan ng eroplanong bigla na lang nawala. Nagbigay din ng mga pahayag ang gobyerno ng Malaysia at pamunuan ng Malaysian Airlines tungkol sa insidente bagamat marami ang tumuligsa sa kanila dahil umano sa hindi tama at kulang-kulang na pag-uulat.

Isang linggo na ang lumipas ngunit di pa rin natatagpuan o natutukoy ang nangyari sa Boeing 777-200er. Iba’t-ibang ispekulasyon na tuloy ang lumalabas sa kung paanong naganap ang nakakagimbal na pangyayari. Maraming conspiracy theories ang lumabas tungkol dito at ang ilan sa kanila ay ang mga sumusunod:

  1. Gawa umano ito ng mga alien
  2. Pakana umano ito ng mga Tsino upang malaman kung gaano kalawak ang nalalaman ng National Security Agency (NSA) ng Amerika tungkol sa kanila. Sinasabi kasing ilan sa mga pasahero ng eroplano ay may kaugnayan kay Edward Snowden, dating empleyado ng Central Intelligence Agency at contractor ng NSA na nagpakalat ng mga dokumento tungkol sa global surveillance na ginagawa ng gobyerno ng Amerika at ng iba pang mga bansang kasama sa grupong tinatawag na Five Eyes.
  3. Ginawa ito ng Illuminati, isang grupong sinasabing may layuning sakupin ang buong mundo at magtatag ng isang New World Order.
  4. May panibagong Bermuda Triangle (isang lugar na tinutukoy sa Central America kung saan misteryosong nawawala ang mga eroplano o sasakyang pandagat) at ito’y matatagpuan naman sa Malaysian peninsula kung saan sinasabing nawala ang Flight 370.

Pinakabagong Balita

Ayon naman sa pinakahuling balita ng CNN, gumawa ng malaking pagbabago sa direksyon at pag-akyat sa himpapawid ang Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 bago tuluyang mawalan ng komunikasyon. Dahil sa mga pagbabagong ito na nalaman tungkol sa pag-analisa ng electronic at satellite data, malamang daw ay bumagsak ang eroplano sa Bay of Bengal o sa Indian Ocean.

Anong magagawa natin?

 

Ikaw, ano sa tingin mo ang nangyari sa Boeing 7770-200er? Di pa natin malalaman sa ngayon kung ano talaga ang nangyari sa eroplano at ang mga sakay nito. Umasa tayong ginagawa lahat ng mga kinauukulan, pati na ang mga tumutulong na bansa tulad ng Pilipinas, ang mga dapat gawin upang maresolba ang nakapagtatakang pangyayari. Maigi ring ipagpatuloy natin ang pagsasaliksik at pakikinig sa mga balita. Huwag tayong maniniwala agad sa mga sabi-sabi at haka-haka kahit pa sabihing may punto ang mga nagsasabi nito. Higit sa lahat, ipagdasal natin ang mga pasahero at crew ng eroplano, pati na ang kanilang mga pamilya na patuloy na nag-aalala sa kanilang kinalalagyan.

Prediksyon sa Oscars 2014

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Taun-taon ay nagbibigay ang inyong lingkod ng listahan ng mga iniisip n’yang mga mananalo sa pinakaprestihiyosong manggagawad ng parangal para sa pinilakang tabing, ang Academy Awards o Oscars. Marami ang magagandang pelikulang naipalabas noong isang taon ngunit iilan lamang sa kanila ang magkakamit ng parangal.

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BEST PICTURE
Pinakagusto ko at pinakamaganda para sa akin ang pelikulang Gravity, pero ang tingin kong mananalo ay ang 12 Years A Slave.

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BEST DIRECTOR
Si Alfonso Cuaron, ang nagdirihe ng Gravity ang siyang mananalo.

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BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bagamat napakagaling ni Matthew McConaughey sa pelikulang Dallas Buyers Club, ang parangal na ito ay natatangi para kay Leonardo diCaprio na pinakamagaling para sa karakter niyang Jordan Belfort sa pelikulang The Wolf of Wall Street.

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BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Makukuha ni Cate Blanchett ang parangal na ito para sa napakagaling niyang pagganap sa Blue Jasmine.

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BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mukhang makukuha ni Jared Leto ang parangal na ito dahil sa pagganap niya bilang isang bading na may sakit na AIDS bagamat gustong-gusto ko sanang makuha ito ni Michael Fassbender na talagang nakakabilib sa 12 Years A Slave.

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BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Napakagaling ni Lupita Nyong’o sa kanyang pagganap sa 12 Years A Slave ngunit ang parangal na ito ay igagawad kay Jennifer Lawrence sa isa na namang nakakabilib na pagganap sa American Hustle.

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BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Sayang at di kasama sa mga nominado ang Blue is the Warmest Color na siyang gusto kong manalo ng parangal na ito. Maaaring ang The Hunt o The Great Beauty ang mananalo.

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BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Walang duda na iuuwi ng Frozen ang parangal na ito.

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kung napanood ninyong lahat ang mga pelikulang kasama sa listahan ng mga nominado rito, masasabi ninyong Gravity ang dapat na mag-uwi ng parangal. Bagamat ayos lang din kung manalo ang 12 Years A Slave dahil napakaganda rin ng sinematograpiyang ipinakita rito.

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Natatangi ang mga damit na suot-suot sa pelikulang The Great Gatsby kaya’t maaaring sila ang mag-uwi ng parangal na ito.

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BEST FILM EDITING
Tatlo ang napupusuan kong mananalo nito: Gravity, 12 Years A Slave o kaya Captain Phillips. Napakaganda ng ginawang editing sa mga pelikulang iyan kaya kahit alin sa kanila ay gusto kong manalo.

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BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Sa Dallas Buyers Club o Bad Grandpa mapupunta ang parangal na ito.

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Sa totoo lang, dalawa ang gusto kong manalo rito: Gravity at Her

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BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Mas gusto kong manalo ang Happy ni Pharrell Williams higit sa Let It Go ng pelikulang Frozen.

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Iuuwi ng Gravity ang parangal na ito.

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BEST SOUND EDITING
Gravity o Captain Phillips ang mananalo rito.

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BEST SOUND MIXING
Gravity o Captain Phillips uli.

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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Sobrang ganda ng visual effects na ipinamalas sa Iron Man 3 at Star Trek bagamat maaaring Gravity uli ang manalo rito.

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BEST WRITING- ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Walang dudang 12 Years A Slave ang mananalo nito.

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BEST WRITING- ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Gusto kong manalo rito ang Nebraska ngunit mas may tsansang Her ni Woody Allen ang mananalo.

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Ito ang prediksyon ko ngayong taon sa Academy Awards. Tingnan natin kung makakarami ako ng tama. Hehe.

Best Movies of 2013

Unang inilathala ang blog post na ito sa isa ko pang blog (theponderingmoviefan.wordpress.com). Akin lamang ni-repost dito upang mas marami ang makabasa ukol sa mga pellikula na ipinalabas sa loob at labas ng bansa na sa tingin ng inyong butihing blogger ay pinakamaganda para sa taong 2013. Pumasok ba rito ang paborito mo?

Let’s take a look at the best movies the year 2013 has to offer days before the most prestigious award-giving body for movies airs on the United States. These are my top choices for time-worthy and money-worthy cinema:

TOP 14- BEFORE MIDNIGHT

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I want to start this yearly countdown with the third installment of the romantic Before trilogy starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Thanks to the good word of mouth from people who have watched this movie in theaters I got interested in watching the first two Before movies. And I was flabbergasted by how good they were. The directing was brilliant and the acting done by Hawke and Delpy never seemed be acting at all. And the writing, hmmm, the writing! It was nothing short of great! The last installment, Before Midnight, thankfully did not disappoint either. I was happy and fulfilled about how the characters came to be.

TOP 13- PRISONERS

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Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal star in the most thrilling and one of the darkest movies of the past year. The story of child abduction is never light and it wasn’t treated lightly in Prisoners. Apart from the believable acting done by the cast, this movie showed great editing, suspenseful directing and smart writing. Too bad it was one of the most underrated movies of the past year which is why only a small number of people were able to watch it.

TOP 12- FROZEN

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Frozen is the best film Disney has produced for a long time. Using their magic formula of putting a princess as a lead character, they made a great change this time in terms of resolving the always predictable conflict. Not to spoil anything but this great change made Frozen one-of-a-kind.

TOP 11- CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

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Paul Greengrass is a master of action. I wasn’t convinced at first that a ship and its captain that are being taken over by pirates could make such a very suspenseful narrative. But it could. In more than two hours of scenes involving the captain and his crew protecting the ship, falling for the mean pirates, negotiating with them and finally resolving the conflict, the movie depicted the most astounding hostage-taking drama film. Greengrass, along with his brilliant lead actor, Tom Hanks, presented a very interesting tale about how it is to be taken at sea.

TOP 10- BOY GOLDEN

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Just when I thought no good film would come out last year in the Metro Manila Film Festival come the little promoted Chito Rono film called Boy Golden. The title must have a premonitory effect as this is gold compared to the other MMFF entries.

I love how Chito Rono took care of the movie. He tied up all the scenes without lose threads. He did not allow mediocrity sip into his actors’ performances. And I just really like how he works with colors in the film’s scenes. He found beauty in each scene no matter how unlikely it was and this gave a much profound effect to what he wanted to convey about his characters or what’s happening in the story.

TOP 9- HER

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Want to watch a film that will really make you think about human relationships? Watch Her, the latest film from acclaimed director, Spike Jonze, and brilliant actor, Joaquin Phoenix, as they tackle how humans express love with each other now and how it might be in the near future.

Joaquin Phoenix displays his brilliance once again as the lonesome lead character in the movie named Theodore. Every quip, every act he made seemed so natural. But he wouldn’t do it that well without Samantha, which is voiced by Scarlett Johannson. “Her” quirkiness and poignancy as the super smart computer made it believable that a human could really fall in love with a machine.

TOP 8- AMERICAN HUSTLE

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David O. Russell did it again with American Hustle. In comparison to his previous great efforts, this movie is like an organized chaos of ideas. A great chaos, that is. And much like how Russell directs his films, this one seemed blurry at first until one gets over the blurriness and seemingly understands what the whole films is all about. That’s how Russell shows his brilliance. He’ll let you in little by little until you find yourself wanting more. But his directing would be futile if not backed up by a brilliant cast led by Christian BaleAmy AdamsChris Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. None of these actors were seen as themselves in the film. Why? They were not seen because they became their characters. And you just got to be awed by how amazing these talented individuals were when given a smart script that they could toy with. American Hustle is definitely one of the greatest movies of 2013.

TOP 7- THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

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Martin Scorcese’s latest offering, The Wolf of Wall Street, trumps many a great movie about money-making schemes. Watching it is a blast from start to finish! It’s got that great vibe of helping you understand how people in the stock market do what they do good. I kind of expected Leonardo diCaprio to be great, but I was nicely surprised to see him a lot better than what I was expecting him to be! He would surely given Chiwetel Ejiofor of the brilliant 12 Years a Slave a run for his money in the Oscar race for Best Actor. I actually thought he’s given the best performance of his life in this movie, being really the wolf in the Wall Street.

The movie seems to be an amalgam of deadly sins: greed, gluttony, power andlust. Leonardo diCaprio characterized all of these in his characterization of Jordan Belfort, the notorious stockbroker who owned Stratton Oakmont and made lots of millions swindling investors in the stock market. The way he spoke would seem to persuade even the most skeptical person to invest in his company. He didn’t really care about the investors; he cared about making loads of money. He, together with his friends and employees, drank and partied hard, took drugs as if they’re meals, fornicate anyone even those he is not fond of. He was addicted to power by not just trying to maintain being rich, but doing all he can to become richer and richer. All of these drowned him into the well of immorality, a world where everything seemed to be fun even though they’re not.

Scorcese still has his magic. In three hours, Scorcese showed how such a character like Belfort could have done such outrageous things. It is a testament that he really excels in doing movie that shows a study of character. He effectively showed how a small-time dreamer turned into a great but wild realist in the Wall Street. Belfort had a vision of what he wanted to be, and Scorcese made that evident in his frequent collaborator, Leonardo diCaprio, who’s insanely good in this movie.

TOP 6- THE WAY, WAY BACK

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Probably the most underrated movie in this list, The Way, Way Back is a coming-of-age movie that touches the heart, reels up the mind and brings out the good in every viewer’s soul. Yeah, that’s how deep the movie is even though it appears as just one of those teenage movies, which it definitely is not. It is the total opposite of the senselessly “fun” teenage movies as it deeply explores relationships of a child to his family, his friends and his crush. Putting in great performances are Lian James as Duncan, the 14-year-old central character of the film, and Sam Rockwell as Owen, the newly-found childish yet wise friend of Duncan when their family went to a beach house for a vacation. They, along with the rest of the cast, made the brilliant script come really alive. Thanks to its directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for bringing this movie into fruition. Would you believe the movie is their directorial debut? What a great start!

TOP 5- NEBRASKA

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“It’s a long time ago. Why are you bringing that up for?”

This movie is a funny, straight up story about a senior man and his family who went back to their roots in Nebraska. I had reservations before watching this film but after watching, I realized I should have not. I liked it actually. A lot.

I was wondering why the director chose the movie to be filmed in black and white. But while watching, I thought it must have been for a good reason. Reminiscing the old times? Looking for what’s good and what’s bad? We may never know. But what I know is that it was beautiful even only with its black and gray hues. In addition, there were a lot of shots that show a lot of very picturesque sceneries and scenic moments.

It never hurts to watch a good movie. Nebraska is one of those movies that you would really appreciate watching. You won’t only enjoy, you won’t just be entertained. You’d certainly feel good. But not just that, you’d pick up a lesson or two.

I like the movie’s quiet. I like its easygoing feel. I like its soothing music. I like the belongingness and the cheers. I like the confrontations and the bickering. I like its bright and dark contrasts. I like everything about it. In one way or another, every person is going through one of the roads any of the character is experiencing in the movie. Some will rise above the others, some will do just fine. Some will die early, others may grow old yet the may grow old in misery. It’s nice to know, though, that everything seems to be just fine. Believe in something… because it never hurts to believe.

TOP 4- CATCHING FIRE

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Catching Fire is one of those rare occurrences that a sequel of a movie is much, much better than its predecessor. Whether it’s because of the bigger budget or a better director, the movie is certain to give the moviegoer a great film experience upon watching.

I have read the book where the movie is based and I can say that this movie version is much more faithful than The Hunger Games. It’s been roughly two years since I’ve read it but after watching one scene after another, glimpses of what I have read suddenly came back.

Ten minutes into the film, I was already feeling the drama and the heaviness of its themes. Jennifer Lawrence (as Katniss) and Josh Hutcherson (as Peeta) are, without a doubt, two of the best actors in this generation. They make small scenes seem big and important with the way they act: their nuances, their delivery of lines, their movements. They made me believe once again in their characters. Meanwhile, I like the supporting cast much more in this movie than the last one.

Amazing visuals. Good musical score. Great directing. This movie seems to have it all!

TOP 3- ON THE JOB

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Top-notch directing and editing, very credible acting, excellent production design, great musical score, this movie has it all. To tell you the truth, I already had high expectations before watching because of good word-of-mouth feedback from people and raving reviews from critics. It was that high that I prepared myself to be disappointed. But, no. The movie was worth the hype. On the Job delivered greatly that acclaimed movies of many years past were not able to achieve.

TOP 2- 12 YEARS A SLAVE

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12 Years A Slave is one of the most buzzed films of 2013 and it is deserving to be so for one very good reason: it is a great movie. The way director Steve McQueen touched the topic of racism would truly affect you, inspire you (to do what’s good) and discourage you (from doing what’s bad). It didn’t come off as preachy, but it set the drama for every eye to see what was happening in America almost 200 years ago.

Come to think of it, the movie served as a reminder, too, that it’s much the same today, albeit a different kind of use and abuse are being done to other people. Despite the preaching of good people, awareness and knowledge about what’s right or wrong, some people still enslave other people in more ways than one.

With great directing/ editing, credible acting, impressive writing and brilliant production values, this movie is a great contender for Oscar’s Best Picture. I wouldn’t be surprised if it upsets my 2013 favorite Gravity.

Read the rest of my review here.

TOP 1- GRAVITY

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A visual spectacle and an emotional masterpiece, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity takes off as one great 3D movie a film enthusiast will definitely love.

It’s an understatement when I say that watching this movie is a great 3D experience. It’s a joy to float with the characters in space and their space shuttles and yet it’s a tragedy to tumble with them unto the unknown. You would be able to grasp that idea of emotion they must be reeling to feel while enduring the idea of being really there in the outer space. Every single move they do with their body, every single twitch of their eye, every word their mouths articulate, you will feel. All of these things are present in the film without lacking in visual aesthetics. The space setting was so real you’ll feel you’re there all those times. The space shuttles, the debris, the stars and the Earth all felt real. Add to that the sometimes subtle, sometimes roaring musical score and you’ll definitely know you’re in a great ride. Because of these and more, the film went beyond spectacular. Gravity seemed like a character study in a display of technically perfect showing. Kudos to all the visual effects people, the sound masters and the meticulously great director of the film, Alfonso Cuaron.

The story might be very simple but it’s got great lessons for everyone. We all go through changes. We all go through sorrows. We all experience alarms and unpleasant surprises. We all sometimes just want to tune out everyone and just be with ourselves and ourselves alone. In the end, you will know that you’re still there with yourself, all changes or not. In the end, you will know that you can’t forever wallow in sorrow. In the end, you will learn to survive any astonishing thing that comes your way. Because in the end, if you have the will to live, you will always make it through.

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