Showing posts with label Viva Films. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Viva Films. Show all posts

Friday, March 8, 2019

Cristine Reyes Kicks Into the Action Genre with the Movie Maria

7:46:00 PM

For someone who have seen quite a number of action films, female action stars are really rare and only few actresses get into that kind of genre. It's really badass when female artist took that road. There are few actresses who venture into action, some of them are Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Garner, who kicks and fly into action that really made a huge impact. It's girl power! Specially now that it's Women's Month.

Recently, a media conference of the movie Maria was held in Playhub. An action film helmed by one of the great and internationally acclaimed director, Pedring A Lopez. Maria the movie is produced under Viva Films and I can say based on the trailer is that it's really good. I can compare it with some of the international movies, of course we'll have to watch the whole film to give our proper rating about the movie.  

The movie is about a female assasin named Lily who escaped from the wrath of her organizatuin after a failed mission. She flee to a distant province and completely changed her identity and life. She became Maria and build a family with Bert, a reapectable businessman, and their daughter, Mina.

Unfortunately, her past isn't over and her life as an assssin followed her. It led her back into violence after failing to protect her family.

Present during the media conference were, Cristine Reyes, Jennifer Lee, Cindy Miranda, Johana Tongcua (child of Cristine), Ronni Lazaro, Johnny Revilla, YZ Carbonell (writer), Sonny Sison (fighting director) and Direk Pedring Lopez.

Take note how badass Cristine Reyes came into the media conference with here colored short hair but it is not her look in the movie.

During the media conference Direk Pedring shared his respect for Cristine's dedication to her work. Also Sonny Sison, the fight director, disclosed that his really impressed of how fluid their movement during the fight scene. He was convinced that the fight scene of Cristine and Jennifer were real to the point that he asked if they were okay.  Cristine Reyes expressed that for the past 15 years, she has done a lot of comedy and drama films and a few horror movies, Maria is her favorite.

The filming of the movie Maria came easy because of the actresses background in martials. For the character Lily/Maria, it was given to Cristine because she's a mother and a martial arts enthusiast.

Maria also stars Ivan Padilla, KC Montero, Guji Lorenzana, Jennifer Lee, Andrea del Rosario, Cindy Miranda, Freddie Webb and Ronnie Lazaro. Opens in cinemas on March 27. This film is from Viva Films, BlackOps Studios Asia, and PsyOps.

Few Things To Know About the Movie of Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino ULAN

10:46:00 AM

There's a new movie to watch, enjoy and experience, a movie that is something out of the ordinary. This is not the usual love story that we have watched in the past years. Perhaps we're all longing for something new and something different. So, here's a film from Viva Films entitled ULAN (Rain) which will be shown in cinemas this coming March 13, 2019. 

When talking about rain, there are few beliefs and things to know about it. Some are facts and some are either folklore or just a tale created but what ever it is rain is just one phenomenal to enjoy. 

Here are some few things to know about ULAN. 
  • The movie ULAN is tagged as a romantic drama. 
  • It is about the character Maya who was raised by her grandmother. 
  • Maya believed and was aware of the mythical creature called 'Tikbalang' (half-horse, half-human).
  • There's a superstition that when the rain pours in the middle of a sunny day, there are Tikbalangs being wed. 

Few more bits about the story and behind the creation of it. 

Maya is a hopeless romantic. She works in a publishing company as an editorial assistant. She has fallen in love and has been heartbroken twice. And then she meets Peter who s kind, thoughtful, helpful, and every bit a boyfriend material. But Maya realizes that each time she's onto something good, rain falls all of a sudden, Must she now take it as a bad omen?  Or is it heaven's way of telling her that she's about to face a bitter fate?

Playing the character of hopeless romantic Maya is the Multimedia Princess Nadine Lustre. Writer-director Irene Emma Villamor, the one who directed Camp Sawi, Meet Me in St. Gallen, and Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story, personally take the lead in picking the best fit for the character of Maya, which is Nadine Lustre.  Direk Irene describes Nadine as "a modern Filipina and really has that depth to understand concepts like this. And brave enough to plunge in to a role of Maya."

The character Maya was already a character created by Direk Iren way back in 1999 from her film class. It is a 5-minute narrative about a girl named Maya. "Her dream was to climb a tree in their backyard," Direk Irene continued, "but her mother would always catch her and reprimand her." Until one day, she finally climbed it "and saw what a fantastic view it was  - roofs of different corrugated, rusty metals, top of other trees, some birds. And she was wishing her mother could also see it."

"That was really the germ of the character Maya, and she never left me since," as shared by Direk Irene. "She evolved into a short story when I was already a script continuity supervisor under the helm of Direk Joyce (2004- 2005). By this time, I was reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Allende stories - all those fantastic stories with magic realism elements. So I wrote about Maya seeing tikbalangs, and the mother became the Lola. and I love the rain so nagsama-sama na siya sa utak ko," she also added.

The character of Peter, the current partner of Maya, is played by Carlo Aquino, who is by the way the main pick of Direk Irene because the concept was shared to him. 

The movie ULAN also features Marco Gumabao and AJ Muhlach, the most promising actors of their generation, as Maya's ex-lovers. 

The young Maya is played by the cute and lovely Ella Ilano, while grandmother is played by Ms. Perla Bautista. 

ULAN is  a product of hard work and passion. Part of the team is the award-winning cinematographer Neil Daza. 

Another interesting part of the movie is the theme song and soundtrack which is from Riverymaya's 90s classic song "Ulan" turned into a much subdued ballad by the newest OST Princess Janine Tenoso. "Heto na Naman" by Rice Lucido is also part of the soundtrack. 

For me I think this movie is mystical and mysterious with the base of love and romance.  Watch the movie and unravel how Maya cultivates self-love and more.  

Get wet under the rain and catch ULAN in cinemas nationwide on March 13, 2019.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Angela Markado, A 1980 Film Remake of Vengeance

9:25:00 PM
Angela Markado is a remake of a 1980 film directed by none other than the National Artist for Film, Lino Brocka. The film is based on a serial comics written by Carlo J. Caparas. The film won an award in the prestigious grand prix award in France during the 80's. Now it is making its comeback on the big screen but this time the story will be seen through the eyes of its writer Carlo J. Caparas. Yes, Carlo J. Caparas is the director of the remake together with the great cast of this generation of actors. Starred by Andi Eigenmann together with Epi Quizon, Paolo Contis, Felix Rocco, Polo Ravales and CJ Caparas as the rapists of Angela Markado; Mika Dela Cruz, Ysabellese Peach, Bugoy Carino, and Buboy Villar as the younger ones; Anna Roces, Marita Zobel, Bembol Rocco and Bret Jackson.

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