Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Movie Review: Vince & Kath & James

Vince and Kath and James” is a teen romance movie that shows how to love with #NoFilter. When Kath (Julia Barretto) starts receiving sweet, anonymous texts, she wonders who they might be from. Could it be from Vince (Joshua Garcia), the nerdy, torpe guy she can’t stand, or James (Ronnie Alonte), the cute varsity player she likes? How will her love story unfold? Will someone love her in real life, beyond the bright screen of her phone? 

Movie Review: Die Beautiful

Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman, suddenly dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant. Her last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each night of her wake, but her conservative father wants to bury her as a man. Trisha's friends are left with no choice but to steal her body and hold the wake in a secret location. And as Trisha is transformed to look like different celebrities, they also look back at the colorful and extraordinary life that she has led - being a son, a sister, a mother, a friend, a lover, a wife, and ultimately, a queen. 


Movie Review: Kabisera

Inspired by true story, Kabisera is a film about a tightly knit family whose lives fall apart after a tragic incident. Mercy, Nora Aunor’s character takes the central seat (Kabisera) to hold her family together.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Movie Review: Seklusyon

Set in 1947, Seklusyon is about the aspiring priests that are sent to a remote convent to live in seclusion (Seklusyon) on the last day of their training. The purpose is to shield them from evil of the world. The plot thickens when a mysterious young girl comes to the convent but the question is whether she is really sent by God or by the Evil. This is the challenge awaits the candidates. 

Movie Review: Oro

The film is about the lives of simple folk caught between the crossfire of Kapitana accused of political patronage, and Patrol Kalikasan using the environment as a front for their own political and economic interests on the small mining community. As the provincial government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) fight over the jurisdiction over small-scale mining operations, Elmer and Linda suffer the devastating consequences of the legacy of violence and corruption of the country’s turbulent political and ideological history.

Movie Review: Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2 #ForeverIsNotEnough

Eugene Domingo is back as “Eugene Domingo” in this much-anticipated follow-up to the independent box-office hit movie, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank. Together with her director/writer (Rainier), her line producer (Jocelyn) and their rookie production assistant (Lennon), Eugene prepares for her comeback vehicle after a long sabbatical from movie making. Rainier proposes “The Itinerary,” a heartbreaking anatomy of a crumbling marriage as told through a couple’s trip to Baguio, their former honeymoon location. Eugene Domingo is excited by the project but she has other ideas in mind. In the film-within-the-film, we see Eugene’s absurd suggestions and recommendations -- changing Rainier’s script by employing the poetics of the Pinoy romantic comedy genre into what is supposedly a realistic portrayal of love and marriage.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Movie Review: Saving Sally

Marty is an aspiring comic-book artist who is secretly in love with his beautiful best friend, Sally, the gadget inventor. Like every love story, there are complications: Sally has abusive monster parents and a literal dick for a boyfriend, while Marty has the innate ability to do nothing about everything despite his vivid fantasies of defending the love of his life from the big bad world.

Movie Review: Sunday Beauty Queen

Sunday Beauty Queen is a real-life Cinderella tale of a Filipina house helper who dreams to be a Beauty Queen in Hong Kong. Beneath Hong Kong's glittering facade, Filipinas working as domestic helpers work in relative anonymity and for near slave wages. In a beauty pageant like no other in the world, five helpers give themselves makeovers for a day and gleefully reclaim their dignity. 

MMFF 2016 Parade of Stars and Cinema Evaluation Board Ratings




Photos credit to Erickson Dela Cruz

Friday, 16 December 2016

Movie Review: Mano Po 7 Chinoy

Mano Po Chinoy tackle family issues, relationships and present day scenario of Filipino-Chinese families and how they resolve conflicts and apprehensions within themselves. Richard Yap  plays a business tycoon who is overly protective and strict with his loved ones, including his wife (Jean Garcia) and kids (Enchong Dee, Janella Salvador, and Janna Agoncillo). But behiond the toughness is a family man full of love for his dear ones.
 

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Movie Review: The Super Parental Guardians

The Super Parental Guardians" is a hilarious family movie with a heart that revolves around unlikely "parents" Arci (Vice Ganda) and Paco (Coco Martin). Arci gains custody of his best friend's children Megan (Awra Briguela) and Ernie (Onyok Pineda) just before she dies. The children's uncle, Paco, has no choice but to join this newfound family. Arci and Paco will now embark on the craziest and greatest adventure of their lives as they play the roles of Momshie and Popshie to both Megan and Ernie.

Movie Review: Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers

The comedy-adventure movie follows the reluctant hero in his latest fantastical escapade.  Through hard work and determination, Enteng Kabisote has used his talent to “butingting everything” to become an ironworks and robotics magnate. Since his last adventure in Engkantasya, he has settled down to becoming a successful businessman, community leader, and a doting grandfather to his cute and bubbly grandchild Benokis, as his son Benok (Oyo Boy Sotto) tackles fatherhood and his duty as a law enforcer.  Little does he know that trouble is brewing and he will be called on once again to save the world.


Mano Po 7 Chinoy - Country’s Biggest Film Franchise in Drama Opens In Cinemas December 14