Miss World 2013 Megan Young
Miss World 2013 Megan Young has really immersed herself back into TV acting. After her successful comeback as “Marimar” last year, she is now ready to do heavy drama in her next project with GMA-7 where she will star opposite actor Dingdong Dantes and test her acting chops with Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose and character actor Sid Lucero.
This is such a welcome assignment for the former Miss World because she was already into continuous serious acting prior to winning the blue crown in Bali last 2013. And given the advocacy-driven theme of the still-untitled teleserye, she is excited to be part of another ground-breaking series for the TV network.
Best of luck, Megan! Looking forward to this one! 🙂
During the story conference of her new teleserye with the other stars in the same
Megan will star with Dingdong Dantes and Jaclyn Jose in the new TV series (Photo credit: PEP.ph)
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For those who have patiently waited….and waited…..and waited even more…..the special collector’s edition of Adolf Alix Jr.’s much-talked about indie gay movie “Muli” is finally available on DVD. The touching four-decade spanning love story amid political upheavals in the country – starring Sid Lucero and Cogie Domingo – can now be viewed anytime you want to. What’s more, the 2-disc collection contains special features including candid interviews with the lead actors and other cast members plus the all-important people behind production design, location and make-up.
Buy it now from your favorite record bars or video stores (Odyssey and SM – Makati/MOA/North Edsa/Megamall – are safe bets) nationwide! 😉
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In light of Sid Lucero’s recent wins at the 2011 Urian and Golden Screen (Enpress) Awards as Best Actor for his sterling performance as a gay man in Adolf Alix’s “Muli” (The Affair), I am posting the full trailer of the movie…..just because I still have yet to get hold of the film’s DVD version up to now! Honest! I’ve been bugging my supplier to no end and visiting all Odyssey outlets in hopes of finally buying one.
Sid Lucero receiving his 2nd Urian Best Actor trophy, this time for the movie "Muli".
Click on the movie poster above to see my first blog feature on "Muli"
Also, my first blog about the indie film has been consistently one of the top searches here so I’m just paying some mini-tribute in a way.
I’m really keeping my fingers crossed that I get my long-awaited copy within the next few weeks. 😉
Marian Rivera stars as Amaya in Philippine Television's Grandest Epicserye ever.
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Bar none, “Amaya” is the biggest and most expensive Philippine-produced TV series aptly called an “epicserye“. GMA-7 made sure that no stones are left unturned in coming up with a production that will set a new trend in television viewing.
The cast of Amaya
So far, hundreds of millions in pesos have already been spent in meticulously detailing the various sets in three different locations, designs, costumes, plus a cast committed to making this one of the most unforgettable Pinoy series ever. Historians from the University of the Philippines also collaborated to insure the accuracy and authenticity of the same.
Marian Rivera stars as Amaya, together with leading men Sid Lucero and Mikael Daez. The supporting cast includes Glaiza de Castro, Gina Alajar, Raymond Bagatsing, Gardo Verzosa, Lani Mercado, Rochelle Pangilinan and more. At the helm is Director Mac Alejandre.
“Amaya” will have its premiere on May 30 on GMA-7’s Telebabad primetime block.
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According to the movie’s website, the film tells the saga of Rosario (Jennylyn Mercado), a young and liberated Filipina in the 1920s who has just arrived from New York, and is spending her vacation in their hacienda.
There, she meets and falls in love with Vicente (Yul Servo), an older man who manages the tobacco plantation owned by Rosario’s family. When Rosario’s father finds out about his daughter’s scandalous affair, he sends Rosario to a convent.
She escapes, and elopes with Vicente to Manila where they raise a family. But Rosario’s life of married bliss slowly crumbles when Vicente becomes ill with tuberculosis, and she is lured to committing adultery. Temptation and scandal still hound Rosario as she continues to defy the moral restrictions of her time.
Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portraitof a woman’s emancipation and the sometimes painful consequencesof following one’s desires.
P.S. “Rosario” is Rated A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. Kudos to Director Albert Martinez and the whole cast & crew!
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Are you ready for a near-overload of horror movies this Christmas? Aside from “Dalaw”, the 12th installment of the Shake Rattle and Roll series will be out to scare the wits out of you.
The trilogy is made up of the following stories:
Mamanyika is about a girl, Abigail, who finds an old doll in a cemetery. She brings it home and it became her playmate. Unknown to her, the doll turns out to be an evil entity and starts killing people in the household. Starring Shaina Magdayao, Ricky Davao, Elijah Alejo and Rita Avila. This one marks the directoral debut of actor Zoren Legaspi.
The second part is called Punerarya starring Carla Abellana, Mart Escudero, Gaby dela Merced, Nash Aguas and Sid Lucero which tells the story of Dianne, a grade school teacher looking for a way to supplement her short income. She accepts a tutoring job for the children of a man who owns a funeral parlor and lives in mysterious house. When she senses that some bizarre elements are surrounding the house, she must find a way to get out before it is too late. Indie film director Jerrold Tarog helms this one.
The third episode Isla Enkanto is directed by Topel Lee. It stars Andi Eigenmann playing the role of Andrea, a girl who escapes to a private island with her two friends after breaking up with her boyfriend. While in there, she meets Ray, a man whose girlfriend disappeared when they were on vacation two years ago. When an unknown group of entities begin to haunt Andrea, Ray also found out that they are the ones responsible for his girlfriend’s disappearance. Now they must leave the place or they might not make it alive.
Shake Rattle and Roll 12 is part of Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s 50th Anniversary Offering.
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The 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival will open on Christmas Day, December 25, but this early, one of the official entries is already creating waves in the industry. “ROSARIO” – a period film about a woman ahead of her time – is the first directorial job of actor Albert Martinez (credited here as Alberto P. Martinez). Just watching the trailer gave me the impression that this is going to be an excellent movie that any Pinoy can be proud of. Its lead star – Jennylyn Mercado – is sure to zoom in the star chart and will very likely win her first Best Actress award ever.
According to Wikipedia: “Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portrait of a woman’s emancipation and the sometimes painful consequencesof following one’s desires.”
“ROSARIO” is the official entry of Cinemabuhay & Studio 5 in the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival. Directed by Alberto P. Martinez. Starring: Jennylyn Mercado, Sid Lucero, Yul Servo, Isabel Oli, Jerould Aceron, and Dennis Trillo. With the special participation of Philip Salvador, Eula Valdez, Rita Avila, Ricky Davao, and Dolphy.
Watch out for it! 😉
There will be a special double feature screening of Adolf Alix’s Muli (with the controversial intimate scenes of Cogie Domingo & Sid Lucero) and Joven Tan’s Magdamag (with another controversial scene from actress Rita Avila & Edgar Allan Guzman) this coming Friday, August 13 at the Cine Adarna of the UP Film Center. Tickets are discounted if you’ll watch both flicks.
Contact the numbers above or show up for the scheduled screening on Friday! 😉
Extra! Extra! “Muli” is now available on DVD! Click on the link HERE!
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Gay indie films have flooded the Philippines for quite some time now, and for a good business reason: to insure decent profits. As a result, mediocre outputs have been released one after another chasing quick bucks. Fortunately, one gets to stumble upon a few of the genre that stands out with technical polish, competent acting and engaging screenplay. One such flick is “Muli” (English title: The Affair/or if you literally translate the word, it should be “Again”). Directed by noteworthy indie film director Adolf Alix, Jr. (“Donsol”, “Daybreak”, “Adela” and “Aurora”), the plot is based on the 2007 Palanca Award-Winning Screenplay of Jerry Gracio that delves on the love story between an underground activist/inn keeper and a lawyer in Baguio City within which the complexities, joys and tragedies render proof to the shining power of love.
Muli is from MJM Productions. It stars Sid Lucero and the comebacking Cogie Domingo playing the gay couple. They are ably supported by Marco Alcaraz, Paolo Rivero, Max Eigenmann, Evelyn Vargas, Rocky Salumbides, Angeli Bayani, and introducing Ardie Bascara.
Watch out for the movie’s limited release anytime soon. Meanwhile, you can check out the movie’s special screening at the ongoing Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. 😉
Another victory for Filipino indie movies! “Sabungero” (The Cockfighter), directed by Miguel Kaimo and Rozie Delgado, was given the Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking in the ongoing 2010 Honolulu International Film Festival which aims to “showcase the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.”
The movie stars Joel Torre, Ricky Davao, Nonie Buencamino, Maritoni Fernandez, Leo Martinez, Mark Gil, Edwin Nombre and Sid Lucero. Story and screenplay by Troy Bernardo and Luz Inocian. It is produced by JC and Fay Bernardo.
The citation will be handed out on April 25 during the Closing Night Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort & Spa in Honolulu.
Here is the full trailer of the movie.
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