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Fil-Am Creations: A Film Maker’s Movement.



I had the opportunity to attend the encore screening of Fil-Am Creations: A Film Maker’s Movement. For those of you that don’t know, this is the premiere Filipino-American short film festival. That’s My Entertainment had the opportunity to interview some of the filmmakers during the original screening. If you haven’t watched the interview with Dante Basco yet, check it out. The evening was a little less formal than the original screening, but presented a great opportunity to hear the directors talk about their inspiration and pieces in an open forum.  The evening presented a lot of variety in genre, everything from thrillers, to gangster flicks,  comedy, even a slice of life piece that gave insight into Filipino culture.


The Last Straw pulled us into the underground world of competitive Boba drinking, complete with subtle and not so subtle references to Blood Sport. It was enjoyable and showed a lot of promise. I look forward to what the director brings next year.

What You Don’t Say took me right back to those college partying days, fretting over what to say to the girl you like, only to find out it really doesn’t matter anyway. Maybe it was just the 30-year-old in me talking, but I particularly connected with the character too old to party with college kids.

Basketball Ghost was a production made by kids but entertaining for adults. Its cheap green screen effects and timing only add to the production, making you feel like you really are in a child’s dream. Also, the kid brothers are cute as buttons.

Plaza Blvd. showed me what a day in the life of a young Filipino American adult is like, and really took its time in highlighting the amazing food and family values of the culture.

I Don’t Love You I was surprised by how funny this film was. What started out seemingly as an ADR issue turned into a hilarious reveal. I was laughing from beginning to end at the silliness of this tele novella spoof.

Colored Hearts stole the entire festival. A beautifully shot and perfectly acted piece, giving light to the frustrations, pressures, and fear that surround an interracial relationship between a black woman and an Asian man. The editing kept me on my seat wondering if the main characters would make the safe choice, or go with their hearts.

Uncle Eddie Anyone who has ever had siblings knows the no-punches pulled verbal sparring matches that occur. However, Uncle Eddie shows that no matter what is said out loud, family love will prevail, as two sisters bicker their way through the circle of life.  “I love you” may never be said between the two, it is felt the entire way through.

Miss Understanding This film initially impressed me by taking a sidestep from the dialogue heavy pieces that preceded it. Miss Understanding is the only silent film. It is a simple and honest story of a man developing a crush on his waitress. However, the film is hurt by its “surprise” ending. What starts as a cute story turns into a joke poking fun at the deaf. While I understand the humor, most of the audience and myself did not laugh. It was a great build up, cheapened by a lazy ending.

Madeira Like a good bottle of wine, once the cork was pulled on Maderia, the flavor of the piece continued to unveil itself the longer the bottle was open. What starts as a casual holiday meet up between friends turns into a more complex story of divorce, pregnancy, and passion. The finish made me applaud harder than I would at any dinner party.

Man of My Dreams After stories of love, comedy, and drama it was good to finally have a legitimate thriller. Showing how meeting someone through a dating app can go terribly wrong, this piece made me almost delete Tinder from my phone. I thought I was going to watch another rom-com. I was very happy what direction this piece took.

Finding Ronwe After spoofs of tele novella, 80’s action, and silent films, it was good to see a director’s take on the Blaxploitation film. While not heavy-handed, it had all the tropes; hometown hero returns after training in martial arts, only to find a crazy villain controlling a large syndicate, and only that hero can take him down. While enjoyable, I wondered what direction this movie was trying to take; serious action flick or spoof, as evidenced by the believable hero having to take on a villain who is trying to control the “candy racket.” No, that’s not a euphemism. They’re literally selling candy on the streets.

Lolo Pepe A gangster style film, showing the rise to power of the “man in the white suit.” The action and suspense of this film were palpable. I was confused at times, partly due to the narration being hard to understand. I was left with several questions when the film concluded.

Pictures of Perla This piece set itself apart from the rest of the other festival entries due to its unique usage of pictures. More a radio show with flashed stills to set the mood than a “movie,” Pictures of Perla shows a date turn into a kidnapping attempt all through the eyes of the photographer.  I thought this piece was good, even though there was already an “online date gone awry” film ala Man of my Dreams.


All in all, it was a great festival with a lot of talent shown from all directors, casts, writers, and crew. While some pieces had their drawbacks and others had their triumphs, each was worthy of watching again. I look forward to next year’s Fil-Am Festival. That’s my Entertainment, What’s Yours?


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10 Ways to Keep Cool at San Diego Comic-Con: Beat the Heat Like a Pro!



San Diego Comic-Con is one of the hottest events of the year, both figuratively and literally! As you navigate the bustling halls and outdoor events, staying cool becomes a top priority. Here are ten surefire ways to beat the heat and enjoy your Comic-Con experience to the fullest.

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Water is your best friend! Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it often. Dehydration can sneak up on you in crowded and air-conditioned spaces. #StayHydrated #ComicConSurvival

2. Dress Smart

Opt for light, breathable fabrics. Cotton and moisture-wicking materials can make a huge difference. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses for outdoor events! #CoolCosplay #ComicConFashion

3. Plan Indoor Breaks

Schedule time in your day to hit indoor panels or exhibits. The AC will give you a much-needed break from the heat. #ComicConPlanning #IndoorCool

4. Use Cooling Accessories

Cooling towels, portable fans, and misting sprays are lifesavers. These small items can make a big difference when you’re waiting in line or exploring the outdoor areas. #CoolGadgets #ComicConEssentials

5. Seek Out Shaded Areas

Find shaded spots for a quick rest, especially if you’re spending time outside. The shade can offer a noticeable temperature drop. #ShadeHacks #SurvivingComicCon

6. Enjoy Some Ice Cream

Nothing beats the heat like a refreshing ice cream or a cool drink. San Diego has plenty of options, from food trucks to nearby cafes. #CoolTreats #SDCCSnacks

7. Wear Comfortable Shoes

Blisters and sore feet can make the heat feel even worse. Choose comfortable, breathable shoes to keep your feet happy. #ComicConComfort #ShoeGame

8. Visit Cooling Stations

Many outdoor events have cooling stations with fans and misters. Take advantage of these spots to lower your body temperature. #CoolingStations #ComicConTips

9. Avoid Peak Sun Hours

Try to minimize outdoor activities between 11 AM and 3 PM when the sun is at its strongest. Plan your outdoor excursions for the morning or late afternoon. #SunSafety #ComicConTiming

10. Stay in the Loop

Keep an eye on social media for real-time updates on cool spots and special events. Follow the official Comic-Con accounts and popular influencers for tips. #ComicConTips #StayCool

Attending San Diego Comic-Con can be an unforgettable experience if you’re prepared to handle the heat. Follow these tips, stay cool, and make the most of your Comic-Con adventure!

## Share Your Tips!

Got any more cool tips for Comic-Con? Share them in the comments or tag us on social media! #SDCC2024 #ComicConSurvival #BeatTheHeat

By following these strategies, you’ll be ready to enjoy every moment of Comic-Con without overheating. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and most importantly, have fun!

Don’t forget to share this post with your friends heading to Comic-Con! #ComicConHacks #SummerSurvival

For more cool tips and Comic-Con news, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @thatsmye #ComicConFans #SDCC2024

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The HISTORY Channel’s “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” To Make Panel Debut at San Diego Comic-Con



“The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch,” a hit nonfiction series on the HISTORY Channel, is making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive panel. The panel will feature aerospace engineer, astrophysicist, and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor; Defense Intelligence Senior Executive (Retired) Jay Stratton; and others. The series follows current ranch owner Brandon Fugal and an accredited team of scientists, researchers, and experts as they conduct carefully curated scientific experiments, daring drilling and drone exercises, and more to uncover what’s taking place on the anomalous 512-acre hotspot of high strangeness and UAP-related activity. New episodes currently air on Tuesdays at 9/8c, with the two-hour season five finale airing on Tuesday, July 23 at 9/8c.

HISTORY’s “THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH” PANEL – Thursday, July 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom)

Can You Keep A Secret? Unveiling the Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch – Ever seen a UAP? Or witnessed something strange and unusual that you couldn’t explain? Join the experts from The HISTORY® Channel’s hit series The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch, including astrophysicist and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor and others, for a dynamic panel discussing the motivations, inclinations and secret findings currently taking place at one of the most infamous UAP and paranormal hotspots to ever exist. The moderator will be Matt Zoller Seitz (New York Magazine/Vulture). Cast subject to change.

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Adult Swim, the global leader in adult animation, unveiled plans today for San Diego Comic-Con which includes an ongoing Pirate-themed fan “parrrty” featuring a series of special evening events, exclusive panels diving into key Adult Swim programs, and the kick-off of a cross-country mobile tour to celebrate “Rick and Morty: The Anime.”

“For reasons too long to get into, we at Adult Swim have always used a pirate ship (and, owls, but maybe we’ll do that at a later con) as a metaphor for how we operate,” said Michael Ouweleen, president, Adult Swim. “We thought since we like to think of us, fans and network, as all one thing, that we should bring the pirate ship to the harbor of San Diego this year and let everyone join us on the – erm – poop deck.”


Adult Swim will crash onto the shores of San Diego with a shipwreck adventure on the network’s Adult Swim on the Green space outside the San Diego Convention Center (5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way). The “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will include custom games, exclusive first looks, giveaways, and evening entertainment including DJ laser sets – no badge required!

The space will also host a series of special evening events including:

  • AEW x Adult Swim “Battle for the Booty” Wrestling Tournament – Join a collection of AEW wrestlers who will face off in a tag team tournament against famous Adult Swim faces for a no-holds-barred event as each competitor vies for the chance to win the “Battle for the Booty” title. Thursday (7/25) at 7:30pm
  • Adult Swim’s Night of New – Comic-Con attendees will be the first to experience a collection of brand-new Adult Swim series at this special screening event featuring the full-length premiere episodes of “Common Side Effects,” “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” “Invincible Fight Girl,” and “Women Wearing Shoulder Pads” alongside more never-before-seen Adult Swim content.  The screening will also be livestreamed in real-time on Adult Swim’s YouTube Channel. Don’t miss your chance! Friday (7/26) at 7:30pm
  • Fun with Zach and Michael – Fresh off the finale of the hit series’ second season, join “SMILING FRIENDS” co-creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel for a special live-draw and fan Q&A event. Saturday (7/27) at 7:30pm

The first 1,000 attendees to join the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” at 1pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will receive an exclusive giveaway! For more details on the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” visit here.


This summer marks the return of the famed Rickmobile and Mortymobile for Adult Swim’s “Anime-rican” tour in support of the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” and San Diego Comic-Con is its first stop! Fans attending the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will have a chance for a photo-op with the Mortymobile, while the Rickmobile will roam San Diego’s Gaslamp District with special giveaways. After Comic-Con, both the Rickmobile and the Mortymobile will cross the country for a nine-city tour that will conclude in Adult Swim’s hometown of Atlanta.


The fun continues inside with a series of can’t-miss panels featuring advanced looks, breaking news and insightful discussion from series creators and voice talent:

  • Adult Swim’s “Common Side Effects” Series First Look – Come experience the side effects of an incredible panel discussion about Adult Swim’s highly anticipated new series.  “Common Side Effects.”  From executive producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, and creators Joe Bennett and Steve Hely, this comedic thriller follows two former high school lab partners who take on big pharma and government agencies as they try to bring a medicine that cures everything to the whole world. Co-creator Steve Hely and writer/director Sean Buckelew will join the series voice cast including Martha KellyEmily PendergastJoseph Lee Anderson and Dave King to discuss the new series. Friday (7/26) at 11am, Indigo Ballroom
  • Adult Swim’s “Rick And Morty: The Anime” Series First Look – Go further into the multiverse of Rick and Morty with the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime” as it lands at San Diego Comic-Con.  Writer/director Takashi Sano, producers Joseph Chou and Takenari Maeda, and Adult Swim’s head of action and anime Jason DeMarco will share details about the intergalactic adventure and show you the inner workings of the new series on Adult Swim. Friday (7/26) at 12pm, Indigo Ballroom
  • “My Adventures with Superman” Screening Presentation and Panel – Join executive producers Jake WyattJosie CampbellBrendan Clogher, and voice cast members Jack QuaidAlice LeeIshmel Sahid, and Kiana Madeira as they answer your burning questions from season two. Plus get the early scoop on all the action, comedy, and romance that awaits Clark, Lois, and Jimmy in season three. Airing on Adult Swim, “My Adventures with Superman” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Saturday (7/27) at 10am, Indigo Ballroom 
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