Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Documentary That Kicks Ass

by Lewis Manalo

Ruel Antipuesto’s documentary Eskrimadors screens this weekend in Queens, NY at the Bayanihan Filipino Community Center. Featuring interviews with some of most eminent grandmasters of Filipino Martial Arts, Eskrimadors will make you think twice about messin’ with a flip (aka, Funny Little Island Person).

Already available on DVD, this is more than just a History Channel special. Many of Cebu’s greatest teachers are featured here, in interviews and swinging sticks. Action fans will not want to miss it.

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DVD: Vincere

by Lewis Manalo

Who knew that Mussolini was a bad guy? Okay, we knew Fascists are generally unpleasant, but, geez, a secret first wife?

A visually-arresting and operatic biopic, Vincere depicts the life of Ida Dalser, Benito Mussolini’s baby momma who he done wrong. A contender for the Palme d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festial, Vincere makes Justin Rego on the The Bachelorette look like the ideal boyfriend.

Freak of the Week: Sharktopus

by Tony Nigro

Full disclosure: I work on a show that airs on SyFy.  But I had no idea that in addition to airing shows about quirky small towns, super secret archives, Cylons, and wrestling, the TV network will bring us the best thing since Mansquito.

See also: Mansquito.