courtesy of regalcinema
Regal Entertainment Inc. and Director Jerrold Tarog present “Aswang” starring Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Jillian Ward, Albie Casino, Marc Abaya, Precious Lara Quigaman, Joem Bascon, Nina Jose, and Bembol Roco.
Today (and not May 26 as the poster above states), an indie movie with a respectable cast of Film and TV performers will open on limited run in Metro Manila theatres.
Noy, the Movie – directed by Dondon S. Santos from the screenplay of Shugo Praico – stars one of the Philippines’ current showbiz heartthrobs Coco Martin together with Cherry Pie Picache, Joem Bascon, Erich Gonzales, Baron Geisler and Vice Ganda. It tells the story of a family breadwinner who posed as a journalist tasked to cover the campaign trail of his namesake – Senator Noynoy Aquino – in the 2010 Philippine Presidential Elections. It contains actual documentary footages combined with a family drama that revolves around poverty, survival and hope for the Filipino family.
Here is the movie’s official trailer:
video courtesy of YouTube/cocoholics07
Check out the official website for more info about Noy the Movie from CineMedia and distributed by Star Cinema.
Try to catch a screening this weekend! 😉
Don’t look now, but another Filipino indie movie has done the country proud by being named Best Showcase Feature at the 2nd Soho International Film Festival 2010 in New York City. “Walang Hanggang Paalam” (literal English translation: “Never-Ending Goodbye”) came out on top and bested 11 other competing movies from different participating countries. The festival “encourages new and seasoned filmmakers to create innovative and thought-provoking pieces and will host screenings and events in the renowned SOHO district of New York City to bring together filmmakers, critics, and cineastes from across the world.”
The movie is directed by Paolo Villaluna and Ellen Ramos. It stars Joem Bascon, Lovi Poe, Jake Roxas and Jacky Woo. The plot is about Maria (Lovi Poe), a 16-year old girl who elopes with her boyfriend Ryan (Joem Bascon) to Baguio. While they are in a hotel in Baguio, they meet a terminally ill tourist (Jacky Woo) who is in Baguio beause it is where he met his ex-wife who is a Filipina. Maria develops a strange relationship with the tourist and she is later torn between the love of Ryan and the older stranger she has just met. Meanwhile, Maria’s father (Ricardo Cepeda) hires a private detective named Patrick (Jake Roxas) to look for his daughter. Patrick is a homosexual who is learning to deal with the promiscuity of his lover (Rico Barrera).
Below is a two-minute teaser trailer of “Walang Hanggang Paalam”
video courtesy of YouTube/reysison10
I must admit that I didn’t give this movie much thought of watching at first, but I’m now doubly intrigued in catching the same or buying a personal dvd copy.
Milo Sogueco’s Sanglaan (The Pawnshop) won two awards at the recently-concluded 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival in Lyon, France. The indie movie, which was launched during the Cinemalaya Cinco held at the CCP earlier this year, was awarded the Silver Prize in the New Asian Cinema category and copped the Bronze trophy in the Grand Priz du Public Audience section.
Director Milo Sogueco and Producer Gay Ace Domingo attended the awarding ceremony and proudly received the two honors.
“Sanglaan” (The Pawnshop) stars Ina Feleo, Tessie Tomas, Joem Bascon, Neil Ryan Sese, Jess Evardone and Flor Salanga.
Another Pinoy indie movie is set to invade foreign film festivals abroad. “Sanglaan” (The Pawnshop), a film directed by Milo Sogueco and which won for Ina Feleo and Tessie Tomas the Cinemalaya Cinco Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress awards, respectively, has been invited to compete in the 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival in Lyon, France next month.
The movie revolves around the lives of five people associated with a closing pawnshop – the female owner who is afraid of aging, a female employee who wants to express her love for a long-time crush, and the security guard concerned with his sick wife. There are also additionally intertwined characters of a seaman and a loan shark that bring conflict to the shoe-box existence of the pawnshop fixtures.
Joem Bascon and Ina Feleo in a scene from the movie
“Sanglaan” (The Pawnshop) stars Ina Feleo, Tessie Tomas, Joem Bascon, Neil Ryan Sese, Flor Salanga and Jess Evardone. It is the latest product of Cinemalaya Cinco to compete abroad, following the successful leads of “Engkwentro” (Orizzonti Award & Luigi de Laurentiis Award, Venice Film Festival 2009), “Astig” (Busan International Film Festival 2009), “Dinig Sana Kita” (Toronto International Film Festival 2009 and Brussels International Film Festival 2009) and “Colorum” (also in Brussels.)
Here is the film’s official trailer:
Video courtesy of YouTube/MiloSogueco
For those eagerly anticipating this annual eye-candy-filled party, the 2009 Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash is scheduled this coming September 10, 2009 (Thursday) at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City.
This year’s Top 10 Centerfolds, together with 69 other hunky guys, will be present in their half-stripped glories to continue the tradition started by Cosmopolitan Philippines eight years ago.
The Top 10 Hotties, er, honorees for 2009 are:
& Phil Younghusband
& Sid Lucero
Akihiro Sato (now part of GMA-7)
& Daniel Matsunaga (see him in the new Close-Up commercial with KC Concepcion)
Grab a copy of the September 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines and you can get a chance to win a pair of tickets to the big event next week! Otherwise, you can register to become a member of cosmo.ph’s online community to join the raffling of tickets.
Image courtesy of Cosmopolitan Philippines.