Thursday, 31 December 2015

MMFF 2015 Box Office Update Day 4 and 5

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Philippine Cinema: Best Films for 2015

Monday, 28 December 2015

41st Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 Awards Night Winners

Sunday, 27 December 2015

My Verdict for Metro Manila Film Festival 2015

Movie Review: Nilalang

Nilalang tackles the underbelly of corrupt Philippine cops with the Japanese ‘Yakuza’ and its links to a centuries’ old curse that may be responsible for the spate of serial killings happening in Manila.

Movie Review: My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore

Dondi (Alden Richards) is a nerd and an obedient nephew to his aunt Cora (Ai-Ai de las Alas) who makes decisions for him. Meanwhile, Anna (Maine Mendoza) is a stubborn and rebellious girl who seeks the attention of her father Vito (Vic Sotto). Dondi and Anna cross path and their different personalities collide. They eventually fall in love with each other and solve their own problems. Vito and Cora are bitter business competitors and because of their rivalry, they disapproved the romantic relationship between Dondi and Anna.

Movie Review: Beauty and the Bestie

Estranged best friends Ericka and Emman, played by Vice Ganda and Coco Martin, respectively, will be "reunited" for the latter’s special mission as a spy agent. Emman must convince Ericka to pretend as the missing beauty pageant contestant Natalia Thalia who got abducted during her stay in the country. This is to keep the country safe from the wrath of Natalia Thalia’s father, who is capable of annihilating the entire Philippines.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Movie Review: Haunted Mansion

Ella (Janella Salvador) is a gifted girl, who sees dead people around her. The last time she used her gift to communicate with spirits, though, resulted in her father’s death. Her schoolmates who often bullies Ella, initiated a prank and insidiously awakened the evil spirits, Amara (Iza Calzado) and Veronica (LJ Reyes) from the past. In the midst of the students’ adventure, dormant ghost in the retreat house are disturbed and so they wreak havoc on Ella and her friends. Ella and her friends accidentally discovers the mystery surrounding the twin deaths, and so Amara’s vengeful spirit returns to try to stop them from spilling the truth.

Movie Review: All You Need is Pag-ibig

To remind everyone how inspiring it is to love and to feel loved, the powerhouse ensemble – Kris Aquino, Derek Ramsay, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion, Nova Villa, Ronaldo Valdez, Pokwang, James “Bimby” Yap, and Julia and Talia Concio – join forces for this 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest entry. A heartwarming romantic and family movie, "All You Need Is Pag-ibig” explores and celebrates the complexity of human relationships in all their forms. The movie features varied forms of love: family love, sibling love, puppy love, unrequited love, ruined love, prospering love, in denial love, jaded love, and true love, among others. After all, what the world needs now is love.

UPDATED: MMFF 2015 First Day Box Office Ranking

Friday, 25 December 2015

Movie Review: Buy Now, Die Later

Buy Now, Die Later revolves around the five senses. Each one of the characters is made to pay the price for striking a deal with mysterious curio shop owner Santi (TJ Trindad).

Movie Review: #WalangForever

Mia, a celebrated writer of romantic-comedy films, is at a turning point in her life which makes it difficult for her to believe that love could last. Everything comes to a head when Ethan returns -- only for her to find out that he has become a cynic of lasting love because she broke his heart.

Movie Review: Honor Thy Father

After years of financial struggle, Kaye (Meryll Soriano) and Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) are finally on a roll. Kaye has made millions promoting her father's investment scheme to her friends and fellow Pentecostal parishioners at the Church of Yeshua. But their world unravels instantaneously one day when Edgar swings by his father-in-law's house to find the place ransacked and the old man gone. It doesn't take long for Kaye's friends to turn on the couple, who go to the fiery bishop for help. But he's not exactly generous, preoccupied as he is with raising money for a new temple (and with the promise of extravagant kickbacks). The parishioners continue to demand their money back, and Kaye and Edgar start receiving death threats. When the tension erupts in violence, Edgar decides to seek the aid of his criminally inclined family. 

Thursday, 24 December 2015

MMFF 2015 Parade of Stars and Cinema Evaluation Board Ratings

‘Haunted Mansion’ A Strong Contender For Best Picture, Janella Salvador A Shoo-in For Best Actress

Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado First Teamp Up in an MMFF Entry #WalangForever

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

My Take on Upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival 2015

Monday, 21 December 2015

Movie Review: MMFF New Wave 2015 Animation and Short Films

Miss Philippines: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is Miss Universe 2015!

Beauty and The Bestie Stars, On What They Are Thankful For This Christmas

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order. When a defector named Finn crash-lands on a desert planet, he meets Rey (Daisy Ridley), a tough scavenger whose droid contains a top-secret map. Together, the young duo joins forces with Han Solo (Harrison Ford) to make sure the Resistance receives the intelligence concerning the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the last of the Jedi Knights.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Movie Review: Tandem

In the traffic-laden streets of Metro Manila, two brothers use the chaos of the city roads as a smokescreen for their shady occupation -- tandem robbers on motorbike. But when a robbery goes sour, the brothers are forced to graduate from low level thieves to high profile hit men in an act that tests both their resolve and their relationship.

Movie Review: Turo Turo

Turo Turo is an inspiring and beautiful drama film which tackles issues about illiteracy.

Movie Review: Mandirigma

In the battlefield, everyone is a warrior. Warriors fight with everything they got knowing that in the fiercest of encounters, there is only one rule: they fight to live.

Movie Review: Toto

Antonio "Toto" Estares comes from Tacloban, Philippines, a place ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. His mother has cancer. He works at a hotel in Manila, and tries every which way to get to the U.S. so he can support his family – which he’s been doing since his father died and left them penniless. His father had made it to Las Vegas to become a stage act and promised to petition his family, but he ended up a dishwasher who drank and gambled away everything. The only thing Toto inherited from his father is the obsession of the dream, which he has forged into his own, and is intent on fulfilling it, because it was also once his mother’s hope.

Movie Review: Ari: My Life With A King

Ari My Life with a King is the coming-of-age story of a Filipino boy rediscovering his native roots. Twenty-five years after Mount Pinatoba erupted, the Kimpanpangans still struggle to keep their language and culture alive. Spearheading the movement is a poet circle led by an elected chief — known locally as the King of Poets.

MMFF New Wave 2015 Screening Schedule

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Movie Review: Tomodachi

A film that centers on a story of a real romance that generated between a Japanese and Filipina during the period of World War III .

Monday, 7 December 2015

Movie Review: Angela Markado

A woman seeks revenge on men who assaulted her and left her for dead.

Movie Review: Child Haus

A film inspired by the halfway house for children with cancer fighting for their lives built by Mader Ricky Reyes.


Sunday, 6 December 2015

Beauty and The Bestie Official Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 Official Entry

All You Need is Pag-ibig Official Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 Official Entry

Friday, 4 December 2015

Pagmamahalan at Pakikipag-kaibigan Sentro ng Kuwento sa Pelikulang Tomodachi

“My Bebe Love: Kilig Pa More!” starring Vic, Ai-Ai and Aldub: Guaranteed to break records at the 2015 MMFF

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

#Walang Forever Trailer 1 - Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 Official Entry

Buy Now, Die Later Full Trailer - Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 Official Entry