Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus to be finished

Imaginarium of Dr. ParnassusThree "unknowns" hopped in to rescue Heath Ledger's last movie, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Seen this?

Well yes, yes and yes! Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell signed in.

To understand why and how, I give you the plot of the movie according to Wikipedia:
Johnny DeppIn the present day, immortal 1,000-year-old Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) leads a traveling theater troupe that offers audience members a chance to go beyond reality through a magical mirror in his possession.

Parnassus had been able to guide the imagination of others through a deal with the Devil (Tom Waits), who now comes to collect on the arrangement, targeting the doctor's daughter (Lily Cole).

The troupe, who is joined by a mysterious outsider named Tony (Ledger), embark through parallel worlds to rescue the girl.

The character played by Ledger is reportedly to be transformed magically into additional incarnations of himself as portrayed by Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell.
Hmmm.. sounds interesting.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Seeing Double

I've joined this local photography group on the web and I've learned new things since. It's called Fanatic Photographers Society and it is composed of the best here in my hometown, Davao City.

Last January, they started a monthly theme-based contest. The theme for January was “Seeing Double” and though I didn’t join, I came up with two photos with what I think the theme means. The first one’s called “Shadowcat” because when I first showed it to my mother, she thought the black cat was just a shadow of the gray cat.

ShadowcatThis next one is an edited version of the original. One day I looked for things to shoot in my backyard, as usual, and I found this plant, or grass, with two small white flowers. I made a print available, too. You can buy this print at Deviantart or customize a framed copy at Imagekind.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Filipinos on American Idol Season 7

Okay, so I finally decided to make a post about American Idol. Season seven has just started and good news are coming to Filipinos. The other week, we were caught by this yet to be released hit song (LOL) entitled "We're brothers forever." This week we heard the big voice of a petite Filipina.

They say Renaldo Lapuz is the next William Hung, but I don't think so. Though they have the same passion, William Hung can't sing, period. Lapuz, on the other hand, is very... Filipino. Music is in him =). And what he did, funny it may be, made me proud. In fact, a lot of people are inspired by what he did and his message. Just look at the number of videos on Youtube and messages that appreciate him.

Here are two of my favorite covers of the song "We're brothers forever" a.k.a "I am your brother" by Renaldo Lapuz:

I am your sister by Alina

This next one for me is better. A friend of mine said he had goosebumps upon hearing this version.

We are Brothers Forever by vinthomas1

Check out Youtube for more versions and remixes of the song. In the meantime, you can download DPAUL's remix for free HERE.

Last night, in the Miami auditions, we saw Ramiele Malubay follow the footsteps of Jasmine Trias. I'm glad that she showed real talent and I wish her all the best in the coming episodes.