Marlon and Pia during the Empireph Grand Launch
Pia’s movie opens on Christmas Day
The love life of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is no secret to pageant fans and followers. With Marlon Stockinger, she always feels safe and happy. You should see how the latter supports and adorably fusses over the needs of her lovely girlfriend. And inspite of the controversies that happened before, they both remain solid.
BTS shot from Pia’s photoshoot for the movie (Credit: Jeff Hernando)
This coming Christmas Day, Queen P has a treat for everyone. Her first full-length feature movie in one of the lead roles will open for the Metro Manila Film Festival. Titled “The Revengers Squad”, she stars with Vice Ganda and Daniel Padilla as superheroes. And just to stretch the pageant relation of the action-comedy flick, two more beauty queens are in the cast as villains – Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ara Arida and Bb. Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti.
Here’s the teaser for “The Revengers Squad”.
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The annual Metro Manila Film Festival will start on Christmas day. Among this year’s entries is a horror-drama which teams up Kris Aquino and Dingdong Dantes for the first time. The movie, “Segunda Mano” (Second-hand) is all about a pre-owned red handbag that brings about a string of misfortunes and strange, terrifying circumstances to its new owner and her loved ones.
The movie is a co-production of Star Cinema, Kris Aquino’s MJM Production, and Dingdong Dantes’ Agosto Dos Pictures. It also stars Angelica Panganiban, Helen Gamboa, Jhong Hilario, Bangs Garcia, Angel Jacob and introducing Sofia Millares. Bb. Joyce Bernal directs.
Catch “Segunda Mano” in your favorite multiplexes starting December 25.
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You have got to watch the movie this weekend. You will like everything about it. Promise.
And if it helps in your decision, “No Other Woman” has been rated A by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
It doesn’t take a genius to guess that infidelity is the film’s main subject matter. But go beyond jaded notions about spending two hours on something that has been told so many times before. Director Ruel Bayani masterfully directed all his performers as the trio of Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes came up with splendid performances worthy of an applause. Add to that the attention-grabbing turns of supporting players Carmi Martin and Tirso Cruz III plus a screenplay that is both fluid and engaging, and you’ve got both a critical and box-office hit.
“No Other Woman” is a co-production of Star Cinema and Viva Films.
Catch it now! 🙂
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RPG Metanoia is the first Philippine-made 3D Animated Movie. And it will open on Christmas Day as part of the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival. It is the story of Nico, a young online gamer, his friends, and their challenge to prevent the ‘unknown’ opponent in its attempt to seize the world of Metanoia and our world. Featuring the voices of Aga Muhlach, Eugene Domingo, Vhong Navarro, Mika dela Cruz and child actor Zaijan Jaranilla, this film deserves the support of moviegoers because it is definitely a solid step forward in the local film industry. Filipino animators are known globally as some of the world’s best (just check the ones working for Pixar and Dreamworks SKG). A look at the HQ trailer above gives you the impression that it is a worthy first 3D output for Pinoy Cinema.
RPG Metanoia is produced by AmbientMedia and Star Cinema and directed by Luis C. Suarez, with music conducted by Gerald Salonga, orchestrated by Ria Osorio along with Filharmonika Orchestra.
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The 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will start on Christmas Day, December 25 as eight (8) new Filipino movies will flood all the multiplexes nationwide. The only new twist this year is that five (5) indie flicks will be exhibited in Cinema 3 of Robinson’s Galleria Movieworld simultaneous with the festival.
One of the entries (and one of 3 bets of Star Cinema) is “Dalaw” (Visit) which aims to scare the hell out of the moviegoers during the Holiday Season. It stars the ‘Queen of Horror Films’ – Kris Aquino – in a role that is supposed to be more physically demanding than what she did in “Sukob” and “Feng Shui”. In it, she stars with Diether Ocampo, Karylle, Alessandra de Rossi, Empress Schuck Maliksi Morales and Gina Pareno.
Directed by Dondon S. Santos (‘Noy’), “Dalaw” is out to make it to the Top 3 moneymakers in the MMFF.
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:
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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! 😉
“Ang Panday” (The Swordsmith) was adjudged Best Picture in the ongoing Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and bested 6 other movies by cornering a majority of the awards handed out last night at the SMX Convention Center. The GMA Films/Imus Productions venture, which garnered 7 trophies in total, is also gunning to be the top grosser in terms of box-office earnings.
Selected as 2nd Best Picture of the festival is Star Cinema’s “I Love You, Goodbye” and following behind as 3rd Best is “Ang Darling kong Aswang.”
Here is the official list of winners:
Best Festival Picture: Ang Panday
2nd Best Picture: I Love You, Goodbye
3rd Best Picture: Ang Darling kong Aswang
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love
Best Festival Actress: Sharon Cuneta (Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love)
Best Festival Actor: Bong Revilla (Ang Panday)
Best Festival Director: Joel Lamangan (Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love)
Best Festival Supporting Actress: Heart Evangelista (Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love)
Best Festival Supporting Actor: Phillip Salvador (Ang Panday)
Best Festival Child Performer: Robert ‘Buboy” Villar (Ang Panday)
Best Festival Cinematography: Lee Meily (I Love You, Goodbye)
Best Festival Film Editor: Manet Dayrit (I Love You, Goodbye)
Best Original Story: Vanessa Valdez, Kriz Gazmen & Karen Ramos (I Love You, Goodbye)
Best Festival Visual Effects: Ang Panday
Best Festival Production Design: Ang Panday
Best Festival Sound Recording: Ang Darling kong Aswang
Best Festival Musical Score: Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love
Best Festival Make-Up: Shake Rattle & Roll 11
Best Festival Original Theme Song: “Ang Panday” by Ogie Alcasid
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dolphy
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
I just got out of the multiplex after watching the movie “In My Life” from Star Cinema. You have got to watch this one. Ms. Vilma Santos outdid herself and brought out the finest acting she has ever made – bar none – in decades. She is the master of her craft a la Meryl Streep. John Lloyd Cruz perfectly matched Ms. Santos and firmly established himself as the heir apparent to the likes of Christopher de Leon and the late Dindo Fernando & Jay Ilagan. The direction of Olivia Lamasan is perfectly tempered to come up with the best Pinoy Dramedy in years. It is one movie Pinoys can be proud of. And before I forget, Luis Manzano really made her mom proud in this one. His role may not be as demanding as the other two, but he made sure that his take will leave an indelible mark.
This early, I am predicting a grand slam for Ms. Vilma Santos and John Lloyd Cruz for Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor – respectively – in next year’s award derbies. The movie should also score numerous nominations and at least one Best Picture award or two, but it is the acting where it will rake in all the honors.
Here is the movie’s full trailer:
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If you have issues about the movie’s gay theme, set them aside. The relationship between John Lloyd Cruz’ and Luis Manzano’s characters is pivotal but the plot goes well beyond that. I cannot give you spoilers but suffice it to say that you won’t be disappointed after watching the 2-hour flick. Catch it! Now Na!