Column article, Film, New Age

The Secret — Law of Attraction

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

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God and Superman

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

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Goodnight and Goodluck – Media and Freedom

"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

Column article, New Age

What The Bleep Do We Know?

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?

Column article, Film Review, Media Studies

ERAGON and THE FOUNTAIN – Film Reviews

Below is an article Of Dragons, Magic, Immortality and Special Effects from my magazine column, QUANTUM CINEMA in M. & Ms. Magazine, March 2007Two 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 like medieval… Continue reading ERAGON and THE FOUNTAIN – Film Reviews

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Deconstructing Da Vinci Code during Lent

When I was a kid, all TV programs and movies in the Philippine were all related to the story of Jesus Christ or the Bible. Because of this, I saw The Ten Commandments, The Bible, Ben Hur, Samson and Delilah, David and Bathsheba, The Robe, and films like these more than ten times at least.… Continue reading Deconstructing Da Vinci Code during Lent

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Mary Magdalene, Judas and the Da Vinci Code Origins

March 8, 2008 is International Women's Day. On this day, women all over the world not only celebrate the role of women in today's society but also to fight for more women's rights.Women have been maligned in literature and myth just as much, if not worse than in real life. One such woman was Mary… Continue reading Mary Magdalene, Judas and the Da Vinci Code Origins