Showing posts with label The Healing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Healing. Show all posts

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Movie Review: The Healing

11:26:00 AM


At first, I thought it was a story mainly about the healers. In a way it is but as the story goes my perception about the movie changes. It was not mainly about the healers but tackles about the act itself from a different point of view. As we all know, we Filipinos, have been known for believing in faith healers and I believe there are different faith healers in ever regions of the country, especially to those low class municipality who couldn't afford much of going to the doctors.

I think the movie “The Healing” was a mixture of different concepts from different movies that director Chito Rono have created. I think one of them is the movie “Feng Shui” where images of people shows and comes in the house which indicates that they were dead already.

The idea of showing a distorted face with one big eye which indicates that the character was being possessed was quite interesting. The idea about the crow being doppler ganger and possessing the body was another thing to be recognize because as far as I know in some movies like The Crow the bird itself carries the soul of the dead which gives them the power to come back from the dead. Well it was something like.

The movie “The Healing” has two ratings, one for the PG13 and the other is R18. The R18 shows some obscene and gory part of the movie which is not okay for other people but I believed it would be appreciated much if the movie goer would watch the uncut version.

Another thing that I have noticed about the movie was color oriented. Every scene shows a unified colors. The prominent color that I have noticed was first all white, then blue, and then yellow. Not really sure if it has a meaning but you can really noticed it.

Acting wise, well if it is from the Star for All Season it must be good and take note this was Governor V's first time to star in a suspense-horror movie. All the characters did bring the best. I like the character of Pokwang though she was delivering a serious line it was still funny. The comedian in her still came out. Kim Chiu as well was great in portraying her role.

My rating for this movie was two thumbs up for a suspense-horror film.

“The Healing” was starred by Governor Vilma Santos and together with Kim Chiu, Martin Del Rosario, Mark Gil, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, and Carmi Martin, Pokwan, and Ms. Janice De Belen. Directed by Chito Rono.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gov. Vilma Santos' "The Healing" Experience

9:00:00 AM

It was Monday and after experiencing a very bad morning of tooth ache I think I need a healing.  Yes, I need a healing time to make the swollen gums wear off and since I'm on sick leave already I might as well see the Bloggers' Conference of "The Healing."  That's what I did!  I spoiled my correspondent's schedule!  He was really eager to see the Star for All Season.

The bloggers' conference was held at the ABS CBN ELJ Bldg.  Present were none other than the Star for All Season herself, Governor Vilma Santos together with Director Chito Roño and Writer Roy Iglesias.  According to them this was their first time to attend a bloggers' conference and they were wondering what's the difference between a press conference and a bloggers' conference.  Well, they did have their answer after the conference.


As part of the celebration of Gov. Vi's golden anniversary in showbiz, Direk Chito Roño teamed up with writer, Roy Iglesias to come up with a movie specifically tailored for Gov. Vi and the result was "The Healing".  It is a suspense-horror that tackles one culture of Filipinos which is the faith healing.





Different questions were raised to the writer, to the actress and to the director.  One of the bloggers asked if they believe in faith healers.   All three of them honestly said that they do believe in faith healers and Gov. Vi herself attest that she did experienced it and in fact it happened on her first term of office as Mayor.  She was hospitalized for three weeks and even the doctors couldn't explain what was happening to her.  Then the only person who solved her ailment was a faith healer.  So for them it is really true as long as you have faith and you believe.





Here are some of the firsts for this movie "The Healing":
  • This was the first suspense-horror movie for the Star for All Season gave her a hard time shooting it with Direk Chito Roño.  Governor Vi also said that if its from Direk Chito we should expect no less from him.
  • This was the first bloggers conference that the three of them have attended.  I think they've already realized what's the difference between a bloggers' conference and a press conference.
  • This was the first ever movie to have 2 approved ratings from the MTRCB and it is the first time in the history of the movie industry, an R-18 and PG13.  They were very happy that the MTRCB has uphold the freedom of choice by giving the movie 2 ratings.  This will give moviegoers a chance to choose on which version will watch the movie.  According to Gov. Vi "if you watch to see more cuts watch the R-18 (kung gusto nyo makakita ng tusok-tusok panoorin nyo yong R-18)"
Joining with Gov. Vi on this suspense-horror film are Kim Chiu, Martin Del Rosario, Mark Gil, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, and Carmi Martin, Pokwang, and Ms. Janice De Belen!



Showing in theaters nationwide this 25th of July (Wednesday)!

For more updates on "The Healing", simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, or like the movie's official page, http://facebook.com/TheHealingFilm, http://facebook.com/StarCinema or http://twitter.com/StarCinema.



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Kim Chiu, Ate Vi's Personal Choice in "The Healing"

8:42:00 AM






Primetime princess Kim Chiu celebrates a major milestone in her showbiz career as she gets to work for the first time with the Star for All Season Vilma Santos in a one-of-a-kind suspense-horror film from Star Cinema entitled, "The Healing" which will hit theaters on July 25.


"Working with Governor Vi is such a wonderful experience.  I learned a lot from her as an actress and as a person.  i felt like because of her, my acting skills were developed," said Kim, who was Vilma's personal choice in her first-ever suspense-horror movie that is ABS-CBN and Star Cinema's tribute to her 50 illustrious years in showbiz.

The first "Pinoy big Brother Teen Edition" big winner also revealed how kind and generous Vilma was as a co-actor.  "Ate vi is so approachable and down-to-earth.  She doesn't have 'walls' so everyone feels free to talk to her," shared Kim.


The young actress was also thankful of how the Star for All Seasons herself helped her in delivering her mysterious character in "The Healing" which is a story about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments.  Kim imparted, "Ate vi told me, 'Huwag mong sasayangin and eksena.  Ibigay mo na, minsan lang ito mangyari.  Huwag mong isipin na ako si Ate Vi."


With the inspiration given by Vilma, Kim gave her all in every challenging scene of the movie that is set to prove that the former teen sensation is now full-fledged actress. "The cast and staff are all professional. So each time that I arrive in the set, I've already memorized all my lines and I'm already prepared since I'm working with no less than Direk Chito Roño and the whole team, plus Governor Vilma, of course," she said.

In honor of Vilma's 50th anniversary, Star Cinema gathered an all-star highly acclaimed powerhouse cast composed of Kim, Janice de Belen, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy alonso, Mon Confiado, Carmi Martin, and Pokwang!

"The Healing" opens in cinemas nationwide on July 25, 2012!

For more updates on "The Healing", simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, or like the movie's official page, http://facebook.com/TheHealingFilm, http://facebook.com/StarCinema or http://twitter.com/StarCinema.

Master Director Chito Roño Reunites with Vilma Santos via "The Healing"

8:07:00 AM


After a decade, highly acclaimed Filipino writer, film producer and award-winning master director Chito S. Roño teams up once again with Philippine Cinema's Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos for Star Cinema's newest suspense-horror offering titled, "The Healing," that is set to hit theaters on July 25.

The power tandem of Direk Chito and Ate vi is back on the silverscreen after ten years since they made the "Dekada 70" in 2002.  They also teamed up in 1998 via another serious drama "Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?"



This year, the two movie stalwarts join forces once more to offer the moviegoers with another unforgettable masterpiece - Ate Vi's first-ever horror movie- that is set to introduce a new brand of Pinoy horror in Philippine cinema through "The Healing," which features a story about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatment of ailments.


Direk Chito and Vilma's reunion project makes the Star for All Season proud of another milestone happening in her golden anniversary in the entertainment industry.  "I've been asking Chito for so long for something this and I'm so glad that it's finally happening.  With the undeniable top caliber of Star Cinema, Direk Chito, and our award-winning cast, how can I go wrong!" she remarked.


With Direk Chito at the helm, Star Cinema gathered an all-star highly acclaimed powerhouse cast to star with ATe Vi, including Kim Chiu, Janice de Belen, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramierez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, Carmi Martin and Pokwang.

"The Healing" opens in cinemas nationwide on July 25, 2012!

For more updates on "The Healing", simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, or like the movie's official page, http://facebook.com/TheHealingFilm, http://facebook.com/StarCinema or http://twitter.com/StarCinema.


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