Friday, November 21, 2014

#WheretoWatch: Site To Watch Your Favorite Shows and Movies

This anthemic video from the film and television industry reminds us how Movies and TV shows bring us together. What we watch doesn't just entertain us, it inspires and moves us. It's the show that gave you the chills. The scene that left you crying from laughing so hard. The movie you watch when you are having a bad day. The things that drive you to be fearless. Make you get up and dance. The movie that makes you ask, "what would Ferris do?" Where the underdogs always come back on top. The storylines that redefine your own life experience. They change us, help us believe, and overcome any challenge life throws our way. This is the anthem that runs through the core of wheretowatch.com. Visit the site for simple search and easy access to the movies and TV shows you love.
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The Victoria Court Party Beyond Ordinary.


The beauty of Moulin Rouge Party room.
The famous Victoria Court of Manila is changing the theme for every party that varies on different occasions such as birthdays or other things that need to be celebrated. Yes they are doing it for quite so long already however being one of the considered venues, they always recreate and offer something new to the party going public.
Recently we are invited to their event dubbed as #PartyBeyondOrdinary at the Hive room in Victoria Court Panorama Branch in Escarpment Road in Oranbo, Pasig City. It’s an open house event too wherein we are lucky to see and check the in-demand party or event room that they have in the said branch. Out of 8 Party rooms we were able to have a personal look at 4 of this, the Moulin Rouge Room, The Venice, The Space room and the Oval Office.

It's Mr.President's room.
The Moulin Rouge of course inspired by the famous broadway musical is great treat because of its reddish ambiance, the bed is so lovely plus the swing is something to look forward too. The Venice room is quite smaller but the designs and its lightning are marvelous, and my goodness the Gondola is such a great ambiance to complete the feeling of being in the Venice.
The Space room really make u feel you are on board at the spaceship way up in the galaxy, this one is kinda wholesome that if you can bring kids or even celebrates your son or daughters birthdays, Oval room is so formal and could bring you what’s inside the US Whitehouse feeling, the best for this room is the large Jacuzi area wherein spa party is the best thing to happen, plus its technoligths that you can play around.


To Infinity and beyond, spaceship inspired roon.
The master bed at Space room.
VC Party Coordinator Phame Joy Parra told us that there rates is ranging from P12,000 down to P5,000 and has a lot of inclusions like foods, drinks and even performers if needed, but this is usually good for five hours and additional fees for extension per hour is charge.
For more details about Victoria Court, you may visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/feelthedistinctions or their site at  http://www.victoriacourt.biz/ or
Venice Party room.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You’re Not You, a fight for life and the best it can offer. (Movie Review)





I have an impression that this is the American version of the French film Intouchables, almost same plot but this time they have a Women’s in the story.

After watching it last Nov 18, 2014 during the VIP Advance Screening at the Cinema 6 in SM Megamall, my impression change to a larger view and of course got a perspective of how ALS can change lives, yes the famous for a cause ALS Ice Bucket challenge that celebrities does this year.

You’re Not You stars academy award winner Hillary Swank as Kate, a beautiful wife, a pianist slowly dying because of ALS disease, her husband is played by forever charming Josh Duhamel as Evan, and Emmy Rossum as Bec, the  struggling singer and caregiver who take care of Kate.  

When Kate was slowly consume by ALS she a need help in daily activities, in doing that they hire Bec, a student and party-goer person whom Kate like it much since she was not treated as a patient. Kate found out her husband being unfaithful and ask Bec help to move out and explore what life can offer, the two girl jointly fight ALS and show there is still life after all what happen.

What’s good thing about this film is that you will not feel pity for those who have disease like ALS or other, yes you will feel blessed somehow but the execution of the story will make you realize that whatever you have in life, there are more things to come in order to survive even if it is a little chance of survival.

You’re not You teach us to fight even more to a hopeless situation, it create awareness and make us ready for what this life may bring. This not a tough drama to deal with at first but rather develop us to understand the most difficult situation we can face in life.
 
Swank as Kate in You're Not You.
Hillary gives a monumental performance in this film, from being glamorous to being sickly yet beautiful even to the part you can hardly understand what she is saying due to her condition. Of course Josh will always be a camera friendly face but his matured character will make you love him most to think he don’t have a so much exposure in this movie.  Emmy young and restless yet artistic performance is good one to note as well.

I recommend it for a rating of B, (A being the highest) since it’s a feel good movie after watching, yes it can make you cry in some scenes but what matter most is the realization after. Technically it is clean and you will love the scoring and the soundtrack.

You’re Not You opens in theater on Nov 26 nationwide (Philippines) release by Octoarts Films.
 
Bec and Kate (Rossum & Swank) in a scene from You're Not You.
Initial release: October 10, 2014 (USA)
Running time: 103 minutes`
Genre: Drama
Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum and Josh Duhamel

WHAT IS ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease, and rarely Charcot disease—is a neurodegenerative disorderwith various causes. The term motor neurone disease (MND) is sometimes used interchangeably with ALS while others use it to refer to a group of similar conditions that include ALS.  ALS is characterised by muscle spasticity, rapidly progressive weakness due to muscle wasting. This results in difficulty speaking, swallowing, and breathing. The disease usually starts around the age of 60, except in cases that are directly inherited when the usual age of onset is around 50.
About 5 to 10% of cases are directly inherited from a person's parents.  ALS is the most common of the five types of motor neuron disease.

The average survival from onset to death is three to four years.  Only 4% survive longer than 10 years, although rare cases survive 50 years or more. Most die from respiratory failure. In much of the world rates of ALS are unknown.  In Europe the disease affects about 2.2 people per 100,000 per year. In the United States, more than 5,600 are diagnosed every year, and up to 30,000 Americans are currently affected. ALS is responsible for 2 deaths per 100,000 people per year.
Descriptions of the disease date back to at least 1824 by Charles Bell. In 1869 the connection between the symptoms and the underlying neurological problems were first described by Jean-Martin Charcot who in 1874 began using the term amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  It became well known in the United States when it affected a famous baseball player by the name of Lou Gehrig,  and later when the ice bucket challenge became popular in 2014.
Source: Wikepedia

Who is Lou Gehrig?
1.       Henry Louis "Lou" or "Buster" Gehrig was an American baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees.  Using number 4 as his mark, Lou plays First baseman and pinch hitter
3.       DiedJune 2, 1941, Riverdale, New York City, New York, United States and buried in Kensico Cemetery, New York.
4.       SpouseEleanor Gehrig (m. 1933–1941)