Showing posts with label MMFF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MMFF. Show all posts

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera: A Heartfelt Reunion on the Big Screen

11:01:00 PM

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, known as DongYan, are back together in a new film. While we often see this celebrity couple in their daily lives, watching them collaborate on-screen adds a unique touch.

Following their previous movie, "You To Me are Everything," the couple returns with a Christmas treat – a film that will warm your heart and make every moment worth cherishing.

Penned by Enrico Santos, the movie is a family-oriented story that everyone can relate to. Santos emphasizes that the narrative is tailor-made for Dingdong and Marian, aiming to showcase their chemistry.

The trailer reveals emotionally charged scenes, ensuring that if you remain unmoved after watching, you might be as tough as stone.

Set to hit cinemas nationwide this Christmas as part of the 49th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), "Rewind" follows John (Dingdong), attempting to reconcile with his family after a tragic accident claims his wife's life.

With unexpected assistance from Pepe Herrera's character, Lods, John gets a chance to rebuild his life and repair relationships. However, this opportunity comes with a hefty price tag.

Dingdong and Marian express their joy and gratitude for being part of Star Cinema's official MMFF entry, co-produced with APT Entertainment and Agosto Dos Pictures.

Dingdong shares, "From the first day we read the script, we were thrilled to bring it to life. We feel fortunate to be chosen for the MMFF. I guarantee that viewers, whether part of a family or a group of friends, will relate."

Marian adds, "It's a proud moment for me to fulfill a dream of making a film. I always look forward to working with Dong, and to this day, I still love being onscreen with him."

Director Mae Cruz Alviar and writer Enrico Santos commend Dingdong and Marian for their poignant performances, highlighting that their roles perfectly suit DongYan and will bring tears to the audience.

Mae shares, "Having DongYan portray John and Mary is a significant factor. The genuine love they feel translates into the material."

Enrico emphasizes, "We've been dreaming of a DongYan movie for the longest time. We wrote this for them. When the material is such a perfect fit, why wait? Dingdong and Marian were the unanimous decision."

The film boasts a stellar cast, including Sue Ramirez, Joross Gamboa, Lito Pimentel, Ina Feleo, Ariel Ureta, Pamu Pomerada, Mary Joy Apostol, Via Antonio, Chamyto Aguedan, and Coney Reyes.


Don't miss "Rewind" in the upcoming MMFF 2023, showing in cinemas nationwide from December 25. For film updates, follow ABS-CBN Films on social media platforms.

For more news, follow @abscbnpr on social media or visit

Friday, December 8, 2023

From Fear to Horror to MMFF: Discovering the Secret of Mallari

12:15:00 AM

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This famous quote from the writer-philosopher George Santayana is a fitting introduction to my story about this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry from Mentorque Productions. What makes it even more interesting is that this film creates history in both the MMFF and the Philippine film industry. In essence, this film is a historical journey in every aspect of its MMFF entry.

The MMFF has become a part of Filipino culture during the yuletide season, offering a unique way for Filipinos to celebrate Christmas day—by enjoying the festival of Filipino films.

For those who are avid fans of the MMFF, it's noticeable that horror or suspense films have always been a staple in the film selections. There's something about horror films that Filipinos seem to enjoy watching during the Christmas season.

In 2023, Mentorque Productions presents a one-of-a-kind horror film titled 'Mallari,' inspired by the true story of Fr. Mallari, a parish priest in the 1800s who committed a shocking crime, killing 57 people. He was believed to be the first Filipino serial killer and, notably, the first Filipino priest to be executed.

Mallari Makes History

Mentorque Productions has indeed made history with its MMFF 2023 film entry, 'Mallari.' It marks the first Filipino movie distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures. To create a buzz about the film, Mentorque, in cooperation with Cleverminds Incorporated, organized the biggest and grandest media and fan conference last December 1 at The Music Hall of SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. This event served as the kick-off for a month-long journey leading up to the December 25 release of MMFF 2023.


'Mallari' features the Philippines' ultimate heartthrob, Piolo Pascual, portraying Fr. Juan Severino Mallari, the first Filipino priest executed by the Spanish colonial government. Alongside Piolo, the movie boasts a talented cast that adds depth and intrigue to the story.

The media conference saw the presence of key figures, including John Bryan Diamante, President of Mentorque Productions; the main cast - Piolo Pascual, Janella Salvador, JC Santos, Gloria Diaz, and Ron Angeles; director - Roderick Cabrido; and writer - Enrico Santos.

Mallari: Partly Fiction and Partly True-to-Life

According to Director Roderick Cabrido and Writer Enrico Santos, 'Mallari' is a gripping blend of fiction and a true-to-life account inspired by the shocking story of Fr. Mallari. The film revolves around a Parish Priest in the 1800s who committed a heinous crime, becoming the first and only recorded Filipino serial killer, predating Jack The Ripper by more than 60 years.


Santos shared their experience of gathering recorded data about Fr. Mallari. Due to the scarcity of information, they even reached out to Madrid for additional details. As a result, the story was crafted to be partly fictional but set in a Filipino context.


Mallari Piques Warner Brothers Picture's Interest

Crafted and developed in 2018, this outstanding story and its production excellence caught the attention of Warner Brothers Pictures, leading to it being the film's distributor. 'Mallari' takes pride in its high-quality production and a team of exceptional caliber, promising to be the scariest movie this Christmas season during the MMFF 2023 run in cinemas nationwide.

Under the direction of Derick Cabrido, the film was shot in various historic locations in the Philippines, including a village built specifically for the project to recreate an authentic setting. Notably, it incorporates three timelines, blending retro horror with the immediate relatability of current terrors.


Mallari: A Film to Watch This December 25

With numerous entries in the 2023 MMFF, it will be interesting to watch them all. However, if there's a "first movie to watch," it undoubtedly should be 'Mallari.' If the trailer entices you, catching it on the big screen this coming December 25 would be a great choice.

For more information and updates, visit its Facebook page at and Instagram at @mentorqueproductions.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Eight Films To Watch This December 25 from Metro Manila Film Festival

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Good day mga KaToto! Here's a heads up for all movie buffs! The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) returns to cinemas this year, with eight official entries to watch.

Here is the list of the films shortlisted for the 2021 lineup:

1. "A Hard Day" (Viva Communications, Inc.)
Starring: Dingdong Dantes and John Arcilla
Directed by: Lawrence Fajardo

2. "Big Night" (Cignal Entertainment, Ideafirst Company, Octobertrain Films, and Quantum Films)
Starring: Christian Bables
Directed by: Jun Robles Lana

3. "Love At First Stream" (ABS-CBN Films Productions, Kwentolabs, Inc.)
Starring: Anthony Jennings, Jeremiah Lisbo, Daniela Stranner, Kaori Oinuma
Directed by: Cathy Garcia Molina

4. "Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether The Weather Is Fine)" (Cinematografica, Plan C, House on Fire, etc. )
Starring: Daniel Padilla and Charo Santos
Directed by: Carlo Francisco Manatad

5. "Nelia" (A and Q Production Films)
Starring: WynWyn Marquez, Raymond Bagatsing
Directed by: Lester Dimaranan

6. "Huwag Kang Lalabas"
Starring: Kim Chiu, Beauty Gonzales, Aiko Melendez
Directed by: Adolf Alix Jr.

7. "The Exorsis" (TinCan)
Starring: Toni and Alex Gonzaga
Directed by: Fifth Solomon

8. "Huling Ulan sa Tag-Araw" (Heaven's Best Entertainment)
Starring: Ken Chan and Rita Daniela
Directed by: Louie Ignacio

Organizers said the eight entries were selected out of 19 films evaluated. The films were chosen based on the following criteria: artistic excellence (40%), commercial appeal (40%), Filipino sensibility (10%), and global appeal (10%).

Genres of the movies range from social drama, horror, action, suspense, romance, to comedy, the MMFF said.

Since theatres are now open to the public, we as viewers should also be mindful and follow the rules and protocols established by the IATF for our safety. 

A and Q Films Production Officially Launched

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As the movie Nelia holds its Grand Press Conference last December 18, 2021, at the City of Dreams Manila Grand Ballroom as the official entry for the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival, the A and Q Films Production, a new company that aims to become one of the recognized film productions outfits in the country was also officially and formally launched.

A and Q Films PRoduction was founded by business partners Atty. Aldwin Alegre and Atty. Melanie Honey Quiño in January 2020. The company was created to produce educational films for use in schools during the pandemic.  

In the midst of their production in 2020, A and Q Films Production saw an opportunity to create their first full-length film. Using a draft of the screenplay written by Atty. Quiño 15 years ago while she was still a student, they created a new version of Nelia, which is now one of the eight official entries of the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival. 

"We never thought that our first full-length film would make it as one of the finalists of the MMFF. We are deeply grateful to the MMFF for this opportunity and hopefully this will just be the beginning of A and Q Films Production's continuous creation of more films that could provide comfort, joy, and lessons to Filipino viewers," said Atty. Alegre. 

Given the opportunity received from the MMFF, as well as the support shown by the entertainment press, netizens, and viewers to the film Nelia, A and Q Films Production has become increasingly persistent in their goal of producing more films that Philippine film industry and the whole country can be proud of. 

In fact, they are already preparing for the possibility of making Nelia Part 2. A and Q is also currently in talks with several international film distributors who have expressed their intent to showcase NELIA in America and other parts of the world. 

Nelia will first be seen in theaters in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao this coming December 25, 2021 to January 7, 2022, as part of the MMFF. It stars Winwyn Marquez, Raymond Bagatsing, Mon Confiado, Ali Forbes, Shido Roxas, Juan Carlos Galano, and many more. 

Kun Maupay Man It Panahon, A Timely and Relevant Film Entry for the MMFF

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Calamities happen and are uncertain, and this Kwento for today is about the tragedy that struck the Philippines, particularly the people of Leyte. This is an eye-opener for everyone!

With the recent news about the devastation brought by typhoon Odette hitting the headlines, the subject of the of Metro Manila Film Festival entry film Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (which opens in theaters nationwide on December 25) is as timely as ever. The globally recognized drama film starring Charo Santos, Daniel Padilla and newcomer Rans Rifol, tells of the aftermath of 2013 supertyphoon Yolanda. Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (English title: Whether the Weather is Fine) is inspired by director Carlo Francisco Manatad’s own experience of looking for his family in Tacloban because he could not reach them for days.

Carlo recalls what happened very vividly. “I tried to contact them but all reception and communication lines were damaged, and seeing the news then, one would think no one would survive the storm. Luckily, I was able to hitch in a plane carrying relief goods. I was the only passenger. When I arrived, my hometown was beyond recognition. All roads, structures, and any form of landmarks were gone. Mountains of dead bodies were scattered everywhere.”

After what seemed to be the longest day of his life, Carlo managed to find his loved ones—all 16 of them plus their family dog—alive and well. When the young filmmaker returned to Manila to resume work (he was doing film editing at that time), he could not shake off what he went through.

Those days in Tacloban have now led to an outstanding full-length feature (Carlo’s first) starring an acclaimed actress-producer, today’s most celebrated matinee idol, and a rising actress. All thanks to the persistence of Carlo and his collaborators, and the backing of 11 companies from five different countries. Kun Maupay Man It Panahon is truly an international movie as it is produced by Cinematografica (Philippines), planc (Philippines), House on Fire (France)| iWantTFC (Philippines), Globe Studios (Philippines), Black Sheep (Philippines), Quantum Films (Philippines), AAND Company (Singapore), KawanKawan Media (Indonesia), Weydemann Bros. (Germany), and CMB Films (Philippines).

The film had its world premiere at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland where it took home the Youth Jury Prize, and got raves at the Toronto International Film Festival. Canadian film critic Henry Tan of Universal Cinema hailed it for its two major feats: 1) using the dialect of Waray as the dialogue, and 2) bringing attention to how the Philippines responded to the aftermath of Yolanda. He wrote, “Carlo Francisco Manatad has done a great job in bringing awareness of this historical typhoon event in the Philippines. Whether the Weather is Fine… reminds the audience about the humanity in coming together to help the survivors move forward from a devastation.”

Kun Maupay Man It Panahon has traveled to 25 international film fests in a span of five months. During that time, it also won Special Mention by the Jury at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico and Best Director at the London East Asia Film Festival in the UK.

Carlo says, “Our team is thankful for the chance to bring our movie home as it tackles something we must live with. I feel it is important to discuss the reality of natural calamities in this generation we are in. A lot has been said about Filipino resilience especially in the wake of disasters--- both natural and otherwise---to the point that it has become cliché.

"Major typhoons have been happening more often so Odette's occurrence comes as no surprise... I think I speak on behalf of my co-filmmakers when I say that climate change and disaster preparedness are the more urgent issues. These should be addressed by everyone and not be 'masked' or neglected by the sentimentality of resilience."

Thursday, December 23, 2021

"Love at First Stream” on Christmas Day

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Celebrate Christmas this year with Star Cinema and kumu’s first ever collaboration movie “Love at First Stream,” an official entry to the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Topbilled by today’s rising stars Daniela Stranner, Anthony Jennings, Kaori Oinuma and Jeramiah Lisbo, “Love at First Stream” revolves around the new normal, where life is wildly digital. They are the Stream Team: the unstoppable dreamer Vilma (Daniela), the loyal lover boy Tupe (Anthony), the sweet girl-next-door Megumi (Kaori) and the bad boy heartthrob with a heart of gold Gino (Jeremiah).

Helmed by blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film showcases these young characters and how they experience romantic relationships, family and fight for their ambitions and dreams.

The film marks the first ever lead roles of Daniela, Anthony, Kaori and Jeremiah in a film after they were launched as artists of Star Cinema’s talent management arm, Rise Artists Studio, in 2019. Daniela first showcased her acting prowess in the ABS-CBN teleserye ‘Make it With You,’ opposite Anthony, who starred in Direk Cathy’s last project prior to this film, the digi-movie series ‘The House Arrest of Us.’ Kaori, a former housemate of ‘Pinoy Big Brother: Otso,’ has been in several television and digital series projects including the ‘Four Bad Boys and Me’ in 2020 and the phenomenal series ‘He’s Into Her’ early this year with Jeremiah, who’s also part of ‘Make it With You.’ Jeremiah also starred in the hit movie ‘Four Sisters Before The Wedding’ and recently topbilled an ‘MMK’ episode featuring the life story of ‘PBB’ ex-housemate Ralph Malibunas.

‘Love at First Stream’ also marks Direk Cathy’s first ever film to be part of the MMFF and her movie comeback after ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ in 2019. More blockbuster films under Direk Cathy’s helm include ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding,’ ‘The Hows of Us,’ ‘She's Dating The Gangster,’ and ‘My Ex and Whys.’

Since the announcement of ‘Love at First Stream’ in July, it has been an interactive and immersive project as search for other cast members and even singers to record the movie’s official soundtrack were done via kumu campaigns.

“We found a way to make kumu users part of [the movie],” said Paolo Pineda, kumu’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Not necessarily the big stars, but they can star in the movie, they can sing the song for the movie and a few more things. It’s all in the grand plan to make this a movie the Kumunity can be proud of.”

Joining the cast of ‘Love at First Stream’ are Agot Isidro, Hyubs Azarcon, Igiboy Flores, Melissa Gibbs, Pinky Amador, Almira Muhlach, RJ Ledesma, Gail Banawis and Vien King in their introductory roles, with the special participation of Tonton Gutierrez.

Nothing’s gonna stop us to DO MORE, DREAM MORE and LOVE MORE with ‘Love at First Stream.’ You may catch it in your favorite cinemas starting December 25 Christmas Day, following minimum health and safety protocols.
v For more details about ‘Love at First Stream,’ follow the official Star Cinema account (@starcinema). Also, be sure to subscribe to the social media channels of kumu ( on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter now. You can also check out the kumu blog for all the latest happenings in the Kumunity.

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

NELIA hit a spot for MMFF 2021

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The newest film company in Philippine Tinsel Town, A and Q Productions Film, Inc., hit one of the spots in one of the prestigious award-giving bodies for their maiden motion picture venture, introduces everyone to “NELIA,” a contemporary movie about a curious woman that will surely intrigue, frighten and make audiences scream.

It was interesting that Nelia was featured in this blog first quarter of this year and now the film has finally made its way to be seen by more audiences by being part of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2021. 

The film Nelia was starred by beauty queen and actress WinWyn Marquez, portraying the title role, her womanly instincts and gut feel are aroused because of the mysterious cases happening in the hospital where she works. To what revelations her curiosity led her to uncover things that you can also uncover if you watch this film directed by Lester Dimaranan with a screenplay written by its producer Melanie Honey Quiño.

When Winwyn Marquez was asked about her reactions when she heard that NELIA made it to the MMFF? This is her reaction...

"I was watching from FB Live nung announcement and kinakabahan ako kasi syempre mga unang movies na binanggit napakalaking mga artista at pinaghandaan na mga pelikula din. Hindi ako masyado nag expect pero i was hoping padin nung biglang binanggit yung synopsis naparecord ako bigla kasi di ako makapaniwala. mixed emotions talaga. Kabado, tuwa, takot etc pero sobrang grateful na napili ang Nelia dahil alam ko buong cast and production binigay lahat nung ginagawa ang film. Tinawagan ko agad dad ko para balitaan siya."

The movie Nelia features an impressive cast of Pinoy A-list actors that include Mon Confiado, Dexter Doria, Lloyd Samartino, Ali Forbes, Shido Roxas, and Raymond Bagatsing as Dr. Rey.

The shooting of the film was set in the postcard-perfect and IG-friendly location of Gapan, Nueva Ecija.

The power tandem behind A and Q Productions Film, Inc. are Attorney Aldwin F. Alegre and Attorney Mary Melanie H. Quiño.

“NELIA” is the first of many quality and entertaining film offerings from A and Q Productions Film, Inc. So we will be seeing more in the following years.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim Ng Bandanang Itim Takes Its Adventure This Christmas Day

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If you've missed the square mustache and the red polka dot bandana, well, don't worry because they are back. It is definitely going to be the most awesome comeback of the year which will happen this Christmas Day, December 25 in ‘Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim,’ an official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020. 

From the success of its prequel ‘Mang Kepweng Returns’ in 2017, Vhong Navarro as Mang Kepweng takes on a new journey and challenges as villain Maximus Tolonges (played by Joross Gamboa) uses the power of the black bandana he stole from the kingdom of Engkadia to sow terror all over the place. 

While only Mang Kepweng and his red polka dot bandana, the counterpart of the black bandana, can stop Maximus, the magic of the red polka dot bandana slowly diminishes due to his worsening attitude—he becomes boastful as he gets people’s attention because of his healing power. With the help of his new friends, Mang Kepweng finds the three ingredients that will bring back the power of his bandana but the journey becomes harder as they encounter the elements that try to stop them. 

Will it be too late to realize that having such great power should come with great responsibility and humility? Will Mang Kepweng still be able to save the kingdom of Engkadia and the people from Maximus? 

Directed by Topel Lee, ‘Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim’ is a collaboration project between Cineko Productions and Star Cinema. 


Completing the cast of the Pinoy fantasy horror-comedy film are Fumiya Sankai, Yamyam Gucong, Lotlot de Leon, Margo Midwinter, Alora Sasam, Rubi Rubi, Chad Kinis, Petite, Caloy Alde, Nikko Natividad, Lou Veloso, Mariko Ledesma, Kaladkaren, Patricia Roxas, Ritz Azul, Ion Perez, Ryan Bang, Benjie Paras, Barbie Imperial, and Ms. Jaclyn Jose. 

It should be noted that ‘Mang Kepweng’ is a character that was popularized by the late comedian Chiquito in 1970’s to early 80’s. In previous interviews, Vhong expressed how proud he is to reprise the classic role. 

“Isang karangalan na bigyang-buhay muli ang isa sa mga pinakasikat na karakter na ginampanan ni Papang (Chiquito),” he stated. “Sobrang proud ko dito.” 

It’s time to unleash the ‘Mang Kepweng’ in every one of us this holiday season as ‘Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim’ streams on beginning on December 25, Christmas Day. Using your GMovies account, tickets can be purchased as early as now on the site for only Php 250.00 each.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Fan Girl is MMFF 2020 Talk About Film?

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If you had one night with your idol, are you ready for the most memorable day of your life?

The story follows Jane (Charlie Dizon), Paulo Avelino’s biggest fan girl. Her obsession with Paulo Avelino (Paulo Avelino plays as himself) leads her to hide at the back of his pick-up truck and follow him “home”. She ends up in an unfamiliar house in an unfamiliar place with an unfamiliar Paulo Avelino, the idol she thought she knew from head to foot, heart and soul.

Described by Asian Movie Pulse as “An intriguing piece of cinematic work” and “A bold look at fandom. An engaging if volatile performance” by the Hollywood Reporter, The whole world can finally watch this immersive and captivating film on December 25, 2020.

From it’s World Premiere as the lone Philippine entry at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival and its European Premiere in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, FAN GIRL is finally home and is part of the 10 film entries at this year’s MMFF. 

Known for his memorable portrayal of characters in the films, I’m Drunk, I Love You, Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral and MMFF 2017’s Best Picture, Ang Larawan, the versatile and well-loved actor, Paulo Avelino, is set to take on another character but this time, he plays as himself.

Avelino from Star Magic is paired with an emerging young actress, Charlie Dizon from Rise Artists Studio and Star Magic.

Dizon landed her first lead role in Fan Girl as she was chosen among 600 other aspiring young ladies from all over Metro Manila who auditioned for the role. Since then, Charlie Dizon together with Paulo Avelino went through a series of character and scene studies to prepare them for their respective characters.

And indeed it bore fruits of labor as Paulo Avelino and Charlie Dizon’s tour de force performance for the film was commended by The Hollywood Reporter-- “Also remarkable is the decisiveness with which Filipino star Paulo Avelino, who plays himself, puts his name and body on the line. It is nonetheless an engaging if volatile performance” 

“Played with great naturalness by Charlie Dizon. Jane initially comes across as a bird-brain victimized by her own fantasies. As the saying goes, beware of asking the gods for favors; you might get what you wish for”

A household name for romantic comedy films and series such as That Thing Called Tadhana, Alone/Together, Never Not Love You and On The Wings of Love, Antoinette Jadaone takes us this time to the world of fandoms and fantasies. Known for her well-written screenplays and distinct directorial style, Jadaone presents a fresh take on the obsession of Filipinos with love and love teams.

“The rawness with which the story develops and its far from happy conclusions stand out in the career of Jadaone.”--The Hollywood Reporter.

We may all be celebrating a different Christmas this year but nothing can stop the tradition of every Filipino as MMFF goes all out and all digital this year. The ten films for this year’s edition will be available worldwide and exclusively via for only 250 pesos. 

As early as December 7, 2020, you can book your movie tickets in advance via and starting December 25, 2020 to January 7, 2021, our fantasies will become a reality as Fan Girl is finally home for the holidays!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Ion Perez 'Nagtampo' with Vice Ganda?

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Ion Perez 'nagtampo' with Vice Ganda? Why?

We have seen how the relationship of Ion Perez and Vice Ganda progress through time. And the madlang people watching the noontime TV Show, It's Showtime, are the witness of that love story. They have this non-verbal communications that entices people to follow what's the story behind.

In one of the press conference, Vice Ganda shared that she's happy with her present situation.  She openly shared "Masaya ang puso ko, in love ako…. kasi marami akong nagugustuhang iba pero parang di naman ako nai-inlove  at maraming nagbago kasi this time yong taong in love ako mahal nya ko…. ngayon masaya kasi yong pinili ko pinili din ako."

MMFF - The Mall The Merrier

Without any particular with the names we all know that she's referring to Ion Perez.

Why did we come to a speculation that Ion Perez feels bad with Vice Ganda, well, there's one answer of Vice during the conference that probably made Ion feel bad or 'nagtampo' with Vice, it's the time that Ion asked Vice with the big WHY? Why couldn't they show and express their love for each other in public?

Here's what Vice said in the conference, "....nung nagtanong siya kung bakit hindi pwedeng sabihin…. yong tungkol sa 'ming dalawa. Ba't di pwedeng sabihin, ba't di pwedeng aminin.Hindi nya maintindihan, hindi nya matanggap na bakit hindi nating pwedeng sabihin?... na-realize ko kung hindi ako mahal ng taong 'to hindi sya masasaktan na tinatago naming ang isa't isa kasi kung wala lang naman to okay lang din itago natin…. siya hindi s'ya papayag. Dun ko na-realize na mahal ako ng taong 'to kasi kaya nya akong panindigan. Siya lang  yong may boses at dila na kayang ipagsigawan ang pangalan ko at sabihing may damdamin sya para sa akin. Siya lang yong may kamay na kayang humawak sa akin kahit maraming nakatingin. Siya lang din yong may kayang yumakap sa akin kahit maraming nakatingin at hindi kami nagtatago sa dilim. Kaya nong ginawa nya sa akin yong ay totoo na to....."

MMFF - The Mall The Merrier

MMFF - The Mall The Merrier

MMFF - The Mall The Merrier

Let us all feel the love this Christmas! Just like what Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis will be sharing this Christmas Day, December 25, their entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 (MMFF2019). A comedy film titled as "The Mall The Merrier", it is definitely merrier when everyone shares the love around. Ion Perez is also part of this movie.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mindanao, A Story of A Mother, of Love and Culture

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Mindanao is another movie created by one of the renowned director that portrays the reality of life and culture, Director Brillantes Ma Mendoza. As expected this new movie, that is part of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival, will definitely give you a glimpse of what is the culture of our fellow brothers and sisters in the south. It is also an eye-opener for every viewers that will watch or have watched this film, about the situation, the struggle, and the life everyone faces in Mindanao.

The movie Mindanao is starred by the Teleserye Queen, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and Allen Dizon and some casts that will definitely bring you to a different perspective about the people and culture we don't usually see. A life of a mother, a wife and an individual living in Mindanao.

Just recently, I was able to attend the advance screening of the movie Mindanao, missed the press conference but was able to get a crisp of what is the movie all about. It is really hard to tell about the story of film to give your idea about it without spoiling the movie, but we will try to provide views that viewers can pick up and ponder.

The reality of life most of the time hits really hard and seeing the film Mindanao breaks my heart into pieces. This is probably what Director Brillantes aims as he creates the film to let you know, feel and realize that this is happening and he wants us to see life as how he sees it through his films. It may be a film but it's sad to know that there are characters in real life that is like them, fighting and coping what life has given them.

The character of Judy Ann shows not only how she embraces life and struggle but how a malong is given many ways of uses she pictures life as it is, how we all face life in different angle.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Girl In The Orange Dress Colors The MMFF in Orange

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Orange is perhaps one of the colors that is very much warm in the eyes and appealling just like this movie entry for the Metro Manila Film Festival titled as "The Girl In The Orange Dress". A combination of two primary colors, the red and the yellow, that brings visibility, warmth, and happiness. Just as how Director Jay Abello described during the bloggers conference.

Of course every color always also does have its good and bad interpretation just like how Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola explained about the perks and the negative side of being a celebeity. As how it was also portrayed in the movie The Girl In The Orange Dress celebrities experience the good and bad moments.

The brief of the movie 'The Girl In The Orange Dress' tells the story of a celebrity and a girl who tries to go out of the paparazzi scene to avoid stories of how a girl ends up in a hotel with a celebrity. 

Starring Jessy Mendiola and Jericho Rosales
With Ria Atayde, Hannah Ledesma, and Sheena Halili. Written and directed by Jay Abello
From Quantum Films, Star Cinema, and MJM Productions.

Watch how it ends up thus December 25 in cinemas.

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About me
Hi!, This is Marco a.k.a. Toto Blogger and Publisher. I created this blog to provide stories, personal experiences, entertainment, and insights on products I like. I'm here to share and inform you (readers) on things about music, movie, food, travel, and events.

You can also meet my wife on her blog

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Badges and Ranks

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