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Jolina Magdangal-Mark Escueta Wedding airs this Sunday on GMA’s SNBO

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Newlyweds Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta finally divulge exclusive details of their wedding in “I Do”, Times Two! The Jolina Magdangal-Mark Escueta Wedding Special this Sunday on GMA-7’s SNBO.

The hour-long special brings to television viewers a unique and inspiring love story between an actress who grew up before the public’s eyes, and a musician whose tracks helped define an entire generation.

The couple will recount the tedious five-month preparation that immediately began after Mark, the original drummer of Rivermaya, proposed to the multitalented actress-singer-host that is Jolina earlier this year.

They will talk about the experiences that led them to the decision of tying the knot, not once but twice, last November 19 and 21. The first being a church wedding witnessed by their family and closest relatives, and the second, a bohemian-inspired garden wedding, this time, with the addition of selected friends in and out of showbiz.

Jolina and Mark, as well as their families, will also share how both weddings came about, and name the people who became instrumental in the fulfillment of this very memorable occasion, trademarked in the couple’s personal style.

The special, of course, will not be complete without showing videos of the two weddings, which will be shown in full for the first time on television. Know too, what’s next for the recently married couple in their newfound life together, and in their respective careers.

Flip through the pages of their love story in “I Do”, Times Two! The Jolina Magdangal-Mark Escueta Wedding Special this Sunday, December 4, right after Protégé on GMA Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO).


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The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn is a film based on three of the original comic books of The Adventures of TinTin by Belgian Artist Georges Remi or Herge.  The three titles were: The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), The Secret of the Unicorn (1943), and Red Rackham’s Treasure (1944).

This motion capture 3D movie adaptation of the famous comic book is written by Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.  Directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson.


TinTin a young journalist with his dog Snowy stumbled upon a model of a three-masted sailing ship called the unicorn.  The plot thickens when a certain Barnaby and the sinister Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine became interested in the ship.

That ship took TinTin and Snowy to meet Captain Haddock on a wild goose chase around the globe with Sakharine.  Haddock then later recalled stories about his ancestor ‘Sir Francis Haddock’ fighting with a pirate called the masked Red Rackham who turn out to be Sakharine’s ancestor.

It transpires that there were three models of the Unicorn, each containing a scroll. Together, the scrolls will reveal the location of the sunken Unicorn, and its treasure.  The contest for the scrolls between Haddock and Sakharine fall in favor Haddock and TinTin. 

With the three scrolls in their possession, Tintin and Haddock find that the indicated location is Marlinspike Hall, and that the hall had been built originally by Sir Francis Haddock. There, in the cellar, they find some of the treasure, and a clue to the location of the sunken Unicorn.


Jamie Bell as TinTin


Andy Serkis as Haddock

Daniel Craig as Sakharine


  • Spielbergs obsession of making a TinTin story on film began in 1983 – 28 years later the film was released.
  • Spielberg commissioned Peter Jackson and his Weta Digital company initially to do only the digital animation for TinTin’s dog snowy.  But in May 2007, a collaboration between the two was announced and that the film would be in motion capture digital 3D.
  • Depending on the film’s success, two more Tintin movies could be produced.
  • Here’s the original comic book where the title came from:

I saw this film on the new IMAX 3D Theater of SM Southmall.

This was great as a comic book and now even better as a live motion capture film.  The film in 3D is very smooth and creatively done.  If you want to know what a perfect 3D film should look like, this would be the perfect example.

The voices matched the characters, the scenes and colors used was outstanding.  I heard somebody say in the theater that the film is even ‘better than live action – it’s more real.’

The drawing stayed true to the original look of the comic book character, and it makes your skin crawls thinking that your finally watching the characters come to life all in three dimensions.

It’s so awesome how they switch from scene to scene without seeing it as a fade in or fade out or cut.  Each scene shifts while your still on the previous scene.  Really awesome!

The effects were really made for a real detailed 3D experience.

I would say that this movie is an Indiana Jones movie in motion capture.  It’s a non-stop roller coaster ride with a bit of English humor.

Excellent job!

This is Signal Number 3 in my book!  Not your average 3D movie.



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