Sunday, 29 December 2019

Philippine Cinema: Best Films for 2019

Saturday, 28 December 2019

Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 List of Winners

Friday, 27 December 2019

My Verdict for Metro Manila Film Festival 2019

Movie Review: Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity

Mission Unstapabol is centered on master strategist Don Robert Fortun (Sotto) who assembles a motley crew of experts collectively known as "The Dons" which consists of magician Zulueta (Pokwang), wrestler Johnson (Cuenca), car racer Kikong (Jelson Bay), and the mysterious master computer hacker Donna (Mendoza). the Dons, under the leadership of Don Robert, will pull-off the biggest plan to obtain the famed and heavily guarded Pearl of the Orient (Perlas ng Silangan) from the hands of Don Robert's scheming brother Benjamin "Benjie" Fortun (Manalo) and to vindicate his name from a henious crime he did not commit.

Movie Review: The Mall The Merrier

Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis play estranged and warring sisters, Moira Molina and Morissette Molina, whose battle with each other in renovating and resuscitating their now aging family mall to decipher who would inherit it begins after their parents died in a plane crash.

In the course of their topsy-turvy strife, they unleash an inevitable series of unfortunate events - the mall literally comes to life! They now have find the solution in order to stop the mannequins, models from posters and tarpaulins, movie characters, and other mall figures from creating more chaos.

Movie Review: 3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon

3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon tells the story of Apollo "Pol' Balbon (Coco Martin) who is a loving son to single mother Mary Balbon (Aiai delas Alas). Pol works as a bodyguard for the Executive Director of National Defense Agency who after discovering an anomaly on his agency, gets ambushed but manages to pass on what he knows to Pol before he dies. 

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars, Cinema Evaluation Board Ratings & MTRCB Ratings

Monday, 23 December 2019

Movie Review: Culion

This is as much the story of three women as it is the story of Culion. In the 1940s, Anna, Doris, and Ditas are three leper patients who live in Culion at a time when the disease is practically a life sentence. No cure has yet been found, and no one is allowed to leave. You live and die there. It is why the place is called the Land of the Living Dead. Anna (Iza Calzado) never loses hope that soon a cure will be found, even when her baby is taken away from her. Doris (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) believes in the myth that a beautiful diwata will soon heal the place. Ditas (Meryll Soriano) keeps attempting to kill herself, helpless against the onslaught of memories from the outside world.

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Movie Review: Miracle in Cell No.7

Aga Muhlach plays a mentally-ill man who is wrongfully charged with sexually assaulting and murdering a little girl who happens to be the daughter of a high-ranking official (Tirso Cruz III).   Joselito, the character played by Aga, has a very loving daughter named Yesha (Xia Vigor) who is left with nobody now that he is in prison. 

Movie Review: Sunod

Carmina Villaroel  plays a single mother named Olivia who accepts a high-paying but demanding job at a call center so she could pay for her sick daughter’s medical expenses. The new office is located in an old building in Manila. As Olivia tries to adjust to the strange environment, she also experiences a series of spooky events. When the pressures mount and affect her daughter’s behavior, Olivia is forced to uncover the mystery behind the office walls.

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Movie Review: Mindanao

Mindanao is about Saima (Judy Ann Santos) who spends the final days of her sickly daughter Aisa at the House of Hope in Davao City while waiting for her husband Malang (Allen Dizon), a combat medic, to come back home from an offensive operation in the province of Maguindanao. Saima witnesses how other patients have triumphed over cancer while some did not. Malang witnesses how death awaits on the battlefield as he tries to save the wounded soldiers where some survived and some did not. 

Movie Review: Write About Love

An aspiring scriptwriter and hopeless romantic young female writer (Miles Ocampo) teams up with a seasoned male writer (Rocco Nacino) in creating the perfect romantic movie. As they go about their writing sessions, their progress and revisions are acted out by the characters, Joyce (Yeng Constantino) and Marco (Joem Bascon), who are celebrating their first 100 days as a couple. Their clashing personalities and different perspectives on relationships lead them towards a path of self-discovery, together realizing what it truly takes to write about love.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Poll: What films are you going to watch at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019?

Thursday, 19 December 2019

Movie Review: Kalel, 15

Kalel knows a thing or two about secrets. His mother has an ongoing affair with a married man. His sister had undergone an abortion at a young age. And to top it all, he is the son of a priest. He grew up being told to be ashamed and apologize for sins he did not commit. Insecure about his past and upbringing, he winds up recklessly searching for love and validation from complete strangers he meets online. When, at age 15, he is diagnosed with HIV, Kalel thinks it will just be another secret that he has to keep. After all, he has mastered showing a carefree exterior while keeping his emotional and physical pain bottled up inside. This charade allows him to enjoy whatever precarious balance in life he can manage. But Kalel’s already fragile existence comes unhinged. Without any moral compass to restrain him, he is now in danger of sliding into a life of destruction and pain.

Finally! The T.E.A.M. To Beat!

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Miracle in Cell No. 7 Korean Director Lee Hwan- Kyung and Producer Kim Min-ki On Philippine Adaptation of Their Film

Star Magic Artists Ending The Decade With Thanksgiving in Star Magic Gives Back 2019

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Gear Up For Bossing's Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity

Coco Martin, Jennyln Mercardo & Aiai Delas - A Perfect Laughtrip Combination in 3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis make madlang people's Christmas 2019 alive with 'The Mall The Merrier'

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Mindanao - A Found Story with Animation and Inteconnecting Plot on Love, Death and Reality

Miracle in Cell No. 7 - A Family Drama To Watch This Christmas

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Culion Film, MMFF 2019 Entry - A Story Need to Be Told

Friday, 6 December 2019

Write About Love - A Different Kind of Hugot Romantic Feels

Thursday, 5 December 2019

MMFF 2019 Entry, Sunod - Not Just A Horror Film But Also A Tribute To Call Center Agents

Louise Delos Reyes Takes on Momentary Escape in My Bakit List

Love is Love Holds Successful Premiere Night

Daang Dokyu: A Festival of Philippine Documentaries Launched

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Movie Review: Mañanita

Mañanita is the story of Edilberta, an ex-military sniper who was honorably discharged and accepts a job that will change her life. It is a quiet character study of when your life's purpose is stripped away, but you still pursue it, only to realize that it could kill you. The story is based on "OPLAN  MAÑANITA", an anti drug campaign which started in Davao City in 2016. In the campaign, law enforcers would knock on the door of drug suspects and serenade them to turn their backs against illegal drugs.