This is your weekly dose of pop culture news and cultural critique. Every Friday, we'll be bringing you the freshest links, news, photos, and videos that will cap off the work-week and get you started on your weekend the right way.
1. Trailer for Ang Nawawala
The teaser trailer for Marie Jamora’s feature-film debut Ang Nawawala, the story of Gibson Bonifacio, a young man who stopped talking at the age of ten, now at twenty, he returns home after studying abroad to find his family struggling to keep it together. Set against the backdrop of the local indie music scene, this tale of self-discovery and young love looks like a promising contender at this year's Cinemalaya, and we can't wait to see it.
Local indie darlings Bee Eyes just dropped their music video for their swoon-worthy song Double Sunrise. Directed by Steve Tirona and shot in Los Angeles, the video makes us want to quit our dayjob, move to the beach, and shack up with a dreamy surfer babe.
3. Mario O’Hara (April 20, 1946 - June 26, 2012) The country suffered a big loss last Tuesday. On June 26, Mario O’Hara, award-winning actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter passed away due to complications from acute leukemia, of which he was diagnosed only this past month. O’Hara was behind such seminal films as Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang (as a screenwriter and actor), Maynila sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag, and Ang Babae sa Breakwater (as a director).
The loss didn’t stop with the passing of Mario O’Hara. On Wednesday, the world lost another gem in Nora Ephron. The screenwriter/director behind such iconic films as When Harry Met Sally,Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail passed away after fighting a losing battle with leukemia. In “I Remember Nothing”, Ephron used this list of things she won’t and will miss after she dies, to close her book.
What I Won't Miss
Dry skin Bad dinners like the one we went to last night E-mail Technology in general My closet Washing my hair Bras Funerals Illness everywhere Polls that show that 32 percent of the American people believe in creationism Polls Fox TV The collapse of the dollar Bar mitzvahs Mammograms Dead flowers The sound of the vacuum cleaner Bills E-mail. I know I already said it, but I want to emphasize it. Small print Panels on Women in Film Taking off makeup every night
What I Will Miss
My kids Nick Spring Fall Waffles The concept of waffles Bacon A walk in the park The idea of a walk in the park The park Shakespeare in the Park The bed Reading in bed Fireworks Laughs The view out the window Twinkle lights Butter Dinner at home just the two of us Dinner with friends Dinner with friends in cities where none of us lives Paris Next year in Istanbul Pride and Prejudice The Christmas tree Thanksgiving dinner One for the table The dogwood Taking a bath Coming over the bridge to Manhattan Pie (If you love a good deal, then you'll absolutely love EYP Deal Finder!)
5. Andrew Garfield confessed to Jon Stewart on the Daily Show what a pain it was to pee in the Spidey suit. He took a series of photos documenting A Day in the Life of Spider-Man while filming the movie.
"I was so frustrated certain days in
that suit that I needed to do something stupid, so we just went around
the Sony lot. I think there's one of me taking a s***. I mean, who wants
to hear an actor complain about being Spider-Man? No one, right? But it
sucks. Spandex isn't fun, spandex is not fun."