Showing posts with label tagalog movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tagalog movies. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

List of Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 Official Entries

The 39th edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) will be held from January 25, 2013 up to the first week of January 2014. Fifteen entries were submitted to the festival for consideration. As per the tradition, only eight films were chosen for the festival. These were announced on June 18, 2013 by MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) Chairman Francis Tolentino. These eight official entries are as follows.
  1. 10,000 Hours - Cast: Robin Padilla, Michael de Mesa, Bobby Andrews, Malou de Guzman, Alden Richards, Bela Padilla, Sunshine Dizon; Director: Joyce Bernal; Genre: Action
  2. Be Careful With My Heart - Cast: Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard Yap, Mutya Orquia, Janella Salvador, Tart Carlos, Sylvia Sanchez, Aiza Seguerra, Gloria Sevilla, Jerome Ponce, Vivieka Ravanes, Divina Valencia; Director: NA; Genre:Romance
  3. Boy, Girl, Bakla, Tomboy - Cast: Vice Ganda, Gabby Concepcion, Maricel Soriano, Andi Eigenmann, Carlo Aquino, Jon Avila, DJ Durano, Mylene Dizon, Kaye Abad, Nikki Valdez, Joey Paras; Director: Wenn Deramas; Genre: Comedy
  4. Kimmy Dora: The Prequel Kiyeme - Cast: Eugene Domingo, Piolo Pascual, Benjamin Alves, Miriam Quiambao, Moi Bien, Lovi Poe, Ariel Ureta, Kiray Celis; Director: Joyce Bernal; Genre: Comedy
  5. My Super Kap - Cast: Bong Revilla, Toni Gonzaga, Paulo Avelino, Benjie Paras, Ogie Alcasid, Jolo Revilla, Shaina Magdayao, Luz Valdez; Director: NA; Genre: Action Comedy
  6. Pagpag - Cast: Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Michelle Vito, Joshua Dionisio, Leo Martinez, Dominic Roque, CJ Navato, Cherry Pie Picache, Helen Gamboa; Director: Frasco Mortiz; Genre: Horror Romance
  7. San Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir - Cast: JM de Guzman, Rodjun Cruz, Ryan Eigenmann, Christian Vasquez, TJ Trinidad, Victor Basa; Director: Francis Villacorta; Genre: Drama
  8. Torky and My Little Bossing - Cast: Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino, James Bimby Aquino-Yap, Jose Manalo, John Lapus, Jimmy Santos, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Oyo Sotto, Wally Bayola, Ruby Rodriguez, Pilita Corrales; Director: Tony Reyes; Genre: Comedy
The rejected entries are Boy Golden, Everybody Loves, Hope in a Bottle, Ibong Adarna, Kaleidoscope World, Kulay Abo Ang Langit, and Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at Mga Anak (Kuratong Baleleng).

Monday, May 13, 2013

Tuhog, a Tagalog Movie Starring Eugene Domingo, Enchong Dee, Jake Cuenca and Empress Schuck

A dark-comedy Tagalog film starring Enchong Dee, Eugene Domingo, Empress Schuck, Jake Cuenca and Leo Martinez will be hitting theaters in the Philippines soon. Titled Tuhog, the movie revolves around three characters and their rather unfortunate and peculiar lives. These are three strangers who due to cruel fate find themselves stuck with each other after a tragic bus accident.

Two buses figure in a road mishap and three passengers get pierced with a single steel bar, a very dangerous situation which doctors may not even be able to find a solution. But this tragic event just serves as the glue that connects the lives of three people together in a single clump. Is it fate? Or is it merely a coincidence?
Tuhog movie poster
Tuhog was directed by Veronica Velasco. It's a co-production by Skylight Films and Star Cinema. It will be released on July 17, 2013.

Tuhog trailer:

Synopsis of Tuhog 2013:
"Due to a road rage between two buses, an accident occurs which puts the lives of its passengers in jeopardy. But the ones greatly affected by such event are a middle-aged woman named Fiesta (Eugene Domingo), an old and retired family patriarch Tonio (Leo Martinez), and a lad named Caloy (Enchong Dee). These three people are pierced through a single steel bar – a dangerous situation that even their doctors find hard to solve. But even before this unfortunate circumstance, these three have their share of ill-fated lives.

Fiesta is a bus barker of Janus Express whose life revolves around taking care of her demented father Carding. Being a dedicated daughter to Carding turns her into a lonely spinster that scares men away with her fierce and masculine demeanor. Until she meets Nato (Jake Cuenca), a new driver hired by Janus Express that eventually wins her heart. But just when she thought that she’ll finally have her far-fetched happiness with Nato, things start to get complicated when she finds out Nato’s painful secret.

Tonio is a retired old man who after getting past his prime and being a refuge to his family, now wants to fulfill his shrugged off dream of becoming a baker. He decides to use his pension to fulfill this dream. At first, his own family is skeptical about it but he eventually gets their support along with his friends to make it happen. Now, it’s all up to him to make this work and find out if this is a dream worth all that risk. 

Caloy is a young man preserving his virginity for his girlfriend Angel (Empress). They have made an agreement to give up their virginities to each other and only to each other. However, Caloy gets challenged to remain faithful to this pact because of the difficulties of the long distance relationship she shares with Angel. Moreover, he starts to doubt the loyalty of Angel to him and to their relationship because of a guy named Jun Rey who is seemingly getting involved with his girlfriend.

Through one horrible mishap, the lives of Fiesta, Tonio, and Caloy get tied together. Who will be given another chance to live and make things right? And whose life is really bound to end"

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tagalog Movie: Four Sisters and a Wedding Full Movie Cast, Poster, Trailer, Soundtrack and More

A new and upcoming comedy drama from Star Cinema, one of the Philippines' top film outfits, features a cast composed of some of the most recognizable faces in ABS-CBN's roster of talents. The film titled Four Sisters and a Wedding will star Angel Locsin, Toni Gonzaga, Shaina Magdayao and Bea Alonzo. They are joined by Enchong Dee and Sam Milby.

No definite release date has been announced yet but the movie will likely hit theaters this year. A post on the Facebook page ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema) says " Panoorin sina Toni Gonzaga, Bea Alonzo, Angel Locsin, Shaina Magdayao, Enchong Dee at Coney Reyes sa pinakamalaking pelikula ng 2013. Hatid sa inyo ng Star Cinema Ang kwento ni Mama, ni Ate at ni Bunso. "4 Sisters and A Wedding" ". So there you go, the film will be coming out soon. The release date may even be as early as the last week of May. That is if what Wikipedia listed has any truth into it. Wikipedia listed the release date for the film as May 29, 2013.

Four Sisters and a Wedding poster
Four Sisters and a Wedding's director is Cathy Garcia-Molina, the director who brought to you It Takes a Man and a Woman, UnOfficially Yours , Forever and a Day and My Amnesia Girl.

Four Sisters and a Wedding will be Star Cinema's fifth major film release this year. A Moment In Time, Must Be Love and It Takes a Man and Woman were released during the last few months. The fourth one, Bromance will start showing nationwide on May 15. After that, expect Star Cinema and ABS-CBN to start flexing their marketing machines in full throttle to promote Four Sisters and a Wedding.

No Four Sisters and a Wedding trailer has been released yet. We will update this page when Star Cinema finally releases a trailer. (Four Sisters and a Wedding Cast)

Four Sisters and a Wedding full movie:
If you want to see the full movie, get to the nearest movie theater now. It's now showing and expected to be in the next few weeks. It will be some time before a DVD or blu-ray copy gets released so if you want the full experience in the big screen, buy your movie tickets now. The movie is currently showing in theaters nationwide (Philippines).

Death March, a Film by Director Adolf Alix Jr.

Death March is a war drama movie by director Adolf Alix Jr. (Ang Alamat ng China Doll, Mater Dolorosa, Kalayaan). The film tells the tale of several soldiers who were taken as prisoners by the Japanese army and part of the infamous Bataan Death March which killed between 2,500-10,000 Filipino soldiers and 100-650 American soldiers. The Bataan Death March began on April 9, 1942 after a bloody three-month battle which is now called the Battle of Bataan. About 60,000 to 80,000 Filipino and American soldiers were then forcibly transferred by the Imperial Japanese Army to Camp O'Donell which was located in Capas, Tarlac.

Death March is among the 18 films selected for the Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Other films in the section are As I Lay Dying, Bends, Manuscripts Don't Burn, Fruitvale Station, Grand Central, The Missing Picture, Stranger by the Lake, La Jaula De Oro, Bastards, Miele, My Sweet Pepper Land, Norte the End of History, Omar, Sarah Prefers to Run, The Bling Ring, Nothing Bad Can Happen, and Wakolda.

Here's a synopsis of the movie from its listing on the Festival De Cannes website:
Bataan. 1942. Thousands of Filipino and American soldiers were forced to march in the blistering heat amidst disease, starvation and maltreatment by the displeasured and disgusted Japanese guards. Miguel is horrified by the dead soldiers talking to him. Alex starts to hallucinate and question his sanity. Roy takes care of his wounded American captain and tries to keep him alive. In the middle of this nightmare, Hatori seems to be unreal - he is both angel, guard, officer and civilian at different times.

The Death March cast is composed of Jason Abalos, Jacky Woo, Luis Alandy, Dominic Roco, Benjamin Alves, Sam Milby, Sid Lucero, Zanjoe Marudo, Carlo Aquino, Ejay Falcon, and Felix Roco.The film's cinematographer is Albert Banzon and the screenplay was written by Rody Vera.