If you are wondering what old DVD film to watch, I highly recommend Pan's Labyrinth (2006). QUANTUM CINEMA : by Jamal Ashley Abbas A Postmodern Fairy Tale Once upon a time, a princess left her kingdom in the dark Underworld for the bright sunshine of terrestrial life. But the sun blinded her and erased her memory… Continue reading DVD PICK: Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)
Today, I googled my name and was surprised to see that many people and websites cite me and my works. One of them is an article by veteran journalist Domini Torrevillas in her column FROM THE STANDS in the Philippine Star. It was dated October 11, 2008 She wrote: In my searches, I found a… Continue reading Domini Torrevillas quoting from my research paper on Filipino Identity
In its trailer, it announced that “The Secret has passed through the ages known only to a few men,.. who… harnessed its Power.” This Secret was allegedly used to keep the rest of humanity ignorant and servile. On or after 1909, this Secret was released to the public by the few rich men who knew… Continue reading The Secret — Law of Attraction
The opening scene of Superman Returns (2006) shows cosmic images of a collapsing star which then gives birth to a new world. The voice-over, with a grandiose John Williams score, says: “You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes as your life will be seen through mine. The… Continue reading God and Superman
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." - Edward Roscoe Murrow Martial Law is long gone but we must never forget it. The McCarthy witch-hunt is a thing of the past, but as the movie Good Night and Good Luck (2005) showed, the world should constantly be reminded of it to prevent the same from… Continue reading Goodnight and Goodluck – Media and Freedom
This is from my QUANTUM CINEMA column in Mr. & Ms. Magazine, May - June 2008 issue: ============================================================== I have just finished watching for the nth time the documentary What The Bleep Do We Know? Enthusiasts of the documentary The Secret, which has since been made into a book, should watch this one as it… Continue reading What The Bleep Do We Know?
Below is an article Of Dragons, Magic, Immortality, and Special Effects from my magazine column, QUANTUM CINEMA in M. & Ms. Magazine, March 2007 Two fantasy films are making the rounds of the world’s movie houses this year – Eragon and The Fountain. One is about mythical beasts in a mythical land which looks… Continue reading ERAGON and THE FOUNTAIN – Film Reviews