Showing posts with label MMFF. Show all posts
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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

4:03:00 PM


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.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021

NELIA hit a spot for MMFF 2021

7:35:00 AM


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.

Reasons Why Fantastica Is Fantastic

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What makes Fantastica fantastic? Well, there are few reasons why Fantastica, Star Cinema's entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018, is fantastic to watch this December 25. Aside from being one of the comedy film entry, the movie is in store some great laughs watch out for. We all know that Vice Ganda does her movie only once a year and she dedicated that in the film festival. This is her way of giving joy, fun and laughter to her fans and to every one.

Reasons why Fantastica is fantastic? Well, let us first get the brief story of the movie.

Fantastica revolves around Bellat that is played by none other than Vice Ganda, who wants to rebuild their carnival called "Perya Wurtzback" to save it from bankruptcy. The perya also serves as their home - Bellat, her mother Fec, which is played by Jaclyn Jose, and her adopted brothers Daks (Ronnie, Pepe (Edward) and Junjun (Donny).

But because of debts, the family gets on verge of being evicted from their land by the family of Bellat's former best friend, Dong Nam, which is played by Dingdong Dantes, until an old friend, Prince Pryce portrayed by Richard Gutierrez, comes and offers a deal - to help him find the lost princesses of their magical land named "Fantastica".  The lost princesses are played by Rapunselya played by Loisa, Maulan which is portrayed by Maymay, and Ariella played by Kisses.

In their preparation for their return to "Fantastica," everyone realizes that the portal needs to be opened and it can be done by gathering ten thousand "palakhak" (clap+laughter), and the only way to do such is to re-launch "The Perfect Show" that "Perya Wurtzback" was once known for.

So the question is will they fulfill everything and save the once dubbed "the happiest place on Earth"?

It's fantastic because...
  • Vice Ganda only does a movie once a year. 
  • Vice Ganda is MMFF's trademark of happiness and joy. 
  • Two hunks from different networks, Richard Gutierrez and Dingdong Dantes joins Vice Ganda. 
  • Three of today's hottest love teams also joins in this fantastic movie, Donny and Kisses (DonKiss), Maymay and Edward (MayWard), and Loisa and Ronnie (LoiNie)
  • Vice Ganda's first time to have two leading men. 
So what do you think? Are these reasons enough to convince you to watch the movie on December 25?  If it is don't forget to watch "FANTASTICA" on Christmas Day.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Aurora Starts To Haunt This December 25

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One of the common Spanish and Filipino names, Aurora, which means 'dawn' is the subject of this Metro Manila Film Fest 2018 entry of Viva Films and Aliud Entertainment.

The only thing about it is that it is a mystery thriller movie that tells the story about the ship named Aurora that is wrecked into a rocky shore that lost a thousand passengers. Many of the dead bodies turn up along the shore of the tiny island near the shipwreck, but many are still missing, and their distressed families are in need of a place to stay in as the search continues. What's eerie about story is when the search has ended.

Anne Curtis plays Leana, owner of a rundown inn in the island and guardian to Rita, her 8-year-old sister, played by Phoebe Villamor. She is asked to help look for the cadavers in exchange for a large amount of money.. Leana is hesitant, but her fear is over come by her sympathy for the families and her sister's encouragement.

Helping her in the search are her ex-boyfriend Ricky, played by Marco Gumabao, and a boatman named Eddie, played by Alan Paulie.

Though they are willing to brave the strong waves and murky waters, the thing is that will they have that heart to face whatever awaits them?

This movie is a mystery thriller or much more of an elevated suspense which is directed by Yam Laranas, the highly acclaimed director of Sigaw (2004), which was turned into a Hollywood film entitled The Echo (2008), The Road, and Abomination. He also wrote the screenplay of "Aurora" with Gin de Mesa (All Souls' Night) and serves as one of the producers.

According to Anne this is her second horror movie and also her third movie for this year. the actress is once again praised for he dedication and determination to give all she's got in portraying her role. One of the scenes that Director Laranas revealed during the conference was "Anne had to be underwater for 30 seconds to 1 minute to shoot her scenes" but she refused to use the double that was provided for her.

Marco Gumabao says that working with Anne is a dream come true, describing her as "sobrang bait, sobrang humble, easy to talk to and approachable."

Aurora starts to haunt this December 25, 2018 in cinemas.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

One Great Love, Is There Any?, Get The Answer On December 25

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One great love? Is there any? A happy ending in love? No one can really tell if it is great ot not.

This holiday season Regal Entertainment, Inc. offers an inspiring love story and the official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018, One Great Love.

This movie One Great Love reminds of a book about living and loving unconditionally.

One Great Love is a dream-come-true movie project for Dennis Trillo and JC de Vera who both wanted to work with Kim Chiu. A collaboration of artists from two different TV networks - Dennis Trillo from GMA7 and Kim and JC who are both from the Kapamikya network.

Director Eric Quizon considers it a joy to be directing the three actors, Dennis, JC and Kim. According to him the three are genuine and professional actors.

"Chemistry between the actors of OGL came easy because they are all genuinely sincere actors. Walang mga arte and true to their crafy. And I can tell that they all love their work! Walang 'divaness' factor silang lahat. Usually, doon lang naman talaga lumalabas ang awkwardness, pag may mga feeling sa artista. I am so lucky that I worked with professional axtors," as per Direk Eric.

In the movie, Dennis, JC, and Kim take on roles that get entangled in a love triangle. Kim plays the character of Zyra Paez, a woman who believes that love will comolete her and will bring her joy. JC plays Carl Mauricio, who is Zyra's one great love. However, because of Carl's turbulent past, he unintentionally keeps hurting the woman he loves. Dennis plays the character of Ian Arcano, Zyra's dependable friend, who eventually falls in love with her. These three lives are intertwined in a story that reveals to us that like all human beings, we all seek for love, but everyone see it differently.

One Great Love introduces us a number of characters, to which at least we all can relate to any of them. This movie help us understand which one are we, are we the tyoe of person tgat is clingy or the type of person who would let go.

The film also stars Eric portraying Dante Paez, Zyra's loving father , who never got over his One Great Love, discovers that he deserves a second chance at love. Nino Dolino as Annie Paez , Dante's second wife, who is a firm believer that One Great Love exists. Miles Ocampo is Jemi Paez, sister of Zyra and who is mature for her age. She is a practical thinker, who challenges Zyra's view about love. Marlo Mortel is Bryan Gomez, a loving free-spirited guy who falls in love with Jemi.

ONE GREAT LOVE opens in cinemas on December 25th, Christmas Day, an official entry to the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival.

For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook and Youtube, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on Instagram.

Monday, October 15, 2018

One Great Love, One Great Movie For Movie Fanatics

7:44:00 AM

How great is your love? Well, we all want that great one in our life and we're all wishing to have it at the right time. A great love in this lifetime with whom we hope to spend the rest of our lives with.

But are we willing to make the sacrifices and go through all the pain to attain it and keep it?

Is our One Great Love provided by destiny or do we get to choose?

This is the premise of the upcoming movie One Great Love, produced by Regal Entertainment, Inc. and an official entry to the upcoming 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Every year, Regal Entertainment, Inc., creates an entry/entries to the annual film festival to adhere to its commitment in bringing quality entertainment for moviegoers.

This Christmas, the film production outfit is bringing together a stellar cast from two major TV networks to breathe life to one great movie, entitled One Great Love.

Top-billed by celebrity A-listers Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera, and Kim Chiu, the romance drama film, a hugot - bangon film that tackles a subject that everybody is highly familiar with and which we can all relate to: love and relationships.

The story tackles about love, which remains to be one of the greatest mysteries up to this day. Falling in love with someone is one thing, but staying in love with that person is another story. Kim shows a different side of her in this movie. Mainly known for tackling romantic-comedy roles in movies, Kim goes out of her comfort zone and portrays another mature character. The bubbly bungisngis Kim Chiu will not be seen in Zyra, her character in the movie. She is expected to have love scenes in this film.

ABS-CBN premier artist Kim Chiu portrays the role of Zyra Paez, a woman fortunate enough to know and be with her one great love.

JC portrays the role of Carl Mauricio. Carl’s turbulent past has left a scarred, and in the process, keeps hurting the woman who did nothing but love him over anything else.

Kapuso dramatic actor Dennis is Dr. Ian Arcano, a heart doctor who firmly believes in the sanctity of family and keeping it that way. Ian is a dependable friend to Zyra, but then eventually falls in love with her.

The lives of Zyra, Carl, and Ian are intertwined with one another in a story that reveals to us that like every human being, we all seek for love, but our views about it differ. "Magagaling lahat dito umarte. Baka makakuha sila ng awards. Totoong magagaling. Maganda ang pelikula para sa pasko. One Great Movie to watch out for," says matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde.

The movie helps us understand ourselves through the characters: are you the type to cling to someone you love no matter what or are you willing to let it go for someone you love?

The film also stars Eric Quizon portraying Dante Paez, Zyra’s loving father, who never got over of his One Great Love, discovers that he deserves a second chance at love. Nina Dolino as Annie Paez, Dante’s second wife, who is a firm believer that One Great Love exists.

Miles Ocampo is Jemi Paez, sister of Zyra and who is mature for her age. She is a practical thinker, who challenges Zyra’s view about love.

Marlo Mortel is Bryan Gomez, a loving free-spirited guy who falls in love with Jemi.

Directed by Eric Quizon, One Great Love opens in cinemas on December 25. For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook and Youtube, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on Instagram.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

3 Reasons Why "The Revenger Squad" is A Hit for Kids

5:25:00 PM
Well aware that movies created by Star Cinema is a hit and much more is when its actors are known to be a box office hit maker like Vice Ganda, for this yuletide season a reason to hit cinema and a new reason to be fun and merry with the adventure-comedy film "The Revenger Squad".

From the Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda with Daniel Padilla, and introducing 2015 Miss Universe Ms. Pia Wurtzbach in her comeback film role after her win, "The Revenger Squad" is one of the movie entry for the 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) under the label of Star Cinema and Viva Films.

The Revengers Squad marks the coming together of Vice Ganda, Padilla, Wurtzbach, and director Bb. Joyce Bernal – a certified dream team composed of talented members who are individually considered as four of the country’s biggest entertainment icons.

There are 3 reasons that we have realized why "The Revenger Squad" is a hit with the kids and I'm sure you would want to know it.

First reason, "The Revenger Squad" implores a vey vibrant colors that kids are easily attracted with. They show much attention when they are given a photo of video with vibrant, warm and active colors.

Second reason, Vice Ganda is a hit maker and idolized by kids, Daniel Padilla is also an idol and lastly Pia Wurtzbach is a beauty queen idol. Now who wouldn't want to see them together as they play they funny antics, drama and adventure. Kids love to see their idols and when they watch the movie it is not just them that will watch but the whole family as well.

Lastly, Kids easily laugh and their innocence make it more convincing to encourage others to watch the movie. No money is not an option when it comes to the little ones. Parents would love to see their kids happy, especially during the holidays and to add "minsan lang sila bata."

Adding color to the lineup of stars is Wurtzbach, who created international headlines when she was crowned Miss Universe in the historic Miss Universe 2015 pageant. She snatched the coveted title and brought a well-deserved honor to the Philippines and to every Filipino in the most dramatic of fashions, transcending her status from celebrity to the exhilarating level of both national hero and national treasure.

Under the helm of Bernal and written by Danno Mariquit, “The Revenger Squad” marks a lot of firsts for Vice, Padilla, and Wurtzbach. This is the first time that Vice Ganda and Padilla will be doing a superhero film, with the latter also trying his hand in comedy the first time. Meantime, this is the big screen debut of Wurtzbach after her big win.
The story of “The Revenger Squad” revolves around makeup and rags reseller Emy (Vice Ganda) who, despite his faulty memory, never forgets to guard his younger brother Chino (Daniel Padilla) from harm – to the point of becoming overprotective of his younger brother. The fun begins when Chino turns 21 and Emy remembers the truth about them – that he is the superhero Gandarra and that Chino’s super abilities will soon activate now that he is an adult. Wanting to shelter Chino from the dangers of being a superhero, Emy keeps the truth from his brother and becomes even more protective.
This, until a new superhero emerges, Rapiddo, who Emy discovers is his younger brother Chino. He then decides to become Gandarra again to secretly help and protect his brother. Together with Emy’s super best buddies, Gandarra and Rapiddo become a squad of superheroes who treat each other as family.

The conflict begins when the eccentric superhero Kweenie (Pia Wurtzbach) enters their lives and drops the truth that could break their family.
Completing the team of Gandarra, Kweenie, and Rapiddo are the motley group of lovable super heroes namely Barna (Carla Estrada), Higopa (MC Calaquian), Flawlessa (Lassy Marquez), Pospora (Wacky Kiray), and Enrique Heal (JJ Quilantang).

What makes a hero super? Is it special abilities and superpowers? Or is it the innate ability of the hero to love? Will love, laughter, and joy save the day from the forces of evil?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nilalang (Entity), MMFF 2015 Entry

11:56:00 PM

If you're in for some action genre with a bit of horror and if you're a fan of Maria Ozawa then perhaps you might want to consider watching this movie. Nilalang tells the story of Tony (played by Cesar Montano), an NBI agent investigating a series of rapes and killings that counts, among them, Tony’s girlfriend. With his co-agent, Jane, they follow leads that take them to a meeting with Miyuki (Maria Ozawa), the daughter of Mr. Kazudo who is an elder member of the Yakuza. Together, they come face-to-face with an enemy that transcends time; and leaves a trail of mindless, cold-blooded crime at its wake.

Action Horror Film
Production: Haunted Towers Pictures, Inc.
Director: Pedring Lopez
Starring: Cesar Montano, Maria Ozawa

All You Need Is Pag-Ibig, MMFF 2015 Entry

11:45:00 PM

If you want to feel love or reminisce love this holiday then All You Need Is Pag-ibig. The film is about the love stories of different people between the “forever alone” Love (Kris Aquino), Anya (Kim Chiu) and Dino (Xian Lim), Mel (Jodi Sta. Maria) and her boss (Ian Veneracion), Loise (Nova Villa) and Jaime (Ronaldo Valdez), and Corina (Pokwang) to her nieces Kelsey (Talia Concio) and Hannah (Julia Concio).

So if you opt to be romantic this holiday better watch this movie.

Romantic Movie
Production: ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.
Director: Antoinette Jadaone
Starring: Kris Aquino, Derek Ramsay

Haunted Mansion, MMFF 2015 Entry

11:34:00 PM

Another horror movie to scream with is the Haunted Mansion which is the official entry of Regal Entertainment, Inc. for the Metro Manila Film Festival. Not much to say about it but watch what it is all about.

Just a reminder scream all you can but don't let this movie haunt you.

Horror Film
Production: Regal Entertainment, Inc.
Director: Jun Lana
Starring: Marlo Mortel, Jerome Ponce, Janella Salvador

Beauty and The Bestie, Entry for MMFF 2015

7:58:00 AM

As what most fans expects this coming December 25 are the movies of the Metro Manila Film Festival or MMFF and for Star Cinema they are bringing back the the phenomenal and mega blockbuster star Vice Ganda to the big screen  Blockbuster and phenomenal box-office star Vice Ganda is back and is ready to conquer box office to the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) this Christmas day with Primetime King Coco Martin in a huge action-comedy movie, BEAUTY and THE BESTIE! Vice and Coco’s tandem is one of the much awaited project as well and Star Cinema is betting that this will rake a huge ticket sales considering the previous box office records and successful television projects.

Beauty and the Bestie
Production: ABS-CBN Film Production, Inc. and Viva Communications, Inc.
Director: Wenn Deramas
Starring: Vice Ganda, Coco Martin

Honor Thy Father, MMFF 2015 Entry

12:29:00 AM

Honor Thy Father is a suspense thriller film that is about “a pair of married white-collar swindlers clashing with their latest victims.” This movie involves religion, family, and money. It also stars Meryl Soriano and Tirso Cruz III.

If you're into a good and interesting movie that will let you watch it over and over again then better see this movie.

Suspense Thriller Film
Production: Reality Entertainment
Director: Erik Matti
Starring: John Lloyd Cruz, Meryll Soriano

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