Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Mike Dagnalan and the rest of the cast and crew of the the movie 'Layang Bilanggo' bagged most of the awards in the recently concluded Cinema One Originals 2010 including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (among other awards). The movie stars Pen Medina in his first lead role after years of dedication in the Philippine Entertainment industry. Also included in the movie are Jaime Fabregas, Archie Adamos, Sue Prado, Will Devaughn and Miriam Quiambao.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca finally faced the biggest challenge of his showbiz career, which is appearing in an indie film. The actor expressed that he has no regrets since the experience made him appreciate his craft more.
HIV: Si Heidi, Si Ivy at si V is a story about a documentarist who interviews a number of individuals who acquired the HIV virus. Iza Calzado and PRecious Lara Quigaman play significant roles in the movie. Also included are Will Devaughn, IC Mendoza, Candy Pangilinan and Maria Isabel Lopez. This movie is suppported by DOH
Saturday, November 6, 2010
WESLEY (Sam Milby) is a 32 year old naturalized Fil-American living in NY City. Upon leaving the Philippines 12 years ago, he left his grandmother and older brother to pursue his dreams of being a painter someday. Hampered with his guilt of leaving them behind plus the pressures of keeping up with the American way of life, the past years have gone by without WESLEY being an inch closer to his dreams.
As life would have it, in the middle of his life-crisis away from his homeland, he suddenly gets a phone-call saying that "A loved one" back in the Philippines has died and he needs to come back home to say goodbye. Problem is that two months before he came to NY, a tragic accident had taken the lives of his parents, since then he has never looked at a dead body in a coffin and hasn't gone inside a funeral home.
Throughout his homecoming, his older brother, his friends, an aunt and an ex-girlfriend remind him of what life is truly all about---They also help him shine some light on his struggles back in the States and his struggle to look at his loved one in the coffin, to finally say his last goodbye.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Here's the full trailer of the controversial gay-themed indie film 'MULI'(The Affair) Starring Sid Lucero and Cogie Domingo. Also Starring Rocky Salumbides, Max Eigenmann, Arnold Reyes, Marco Alcaraz and Joross Gamboa.
This serves as Cogie Domingo's comeback movie after being away from the limelight for four years.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
MAGDAMAG is a movie by Joven Tan. This movie is set in Boracay, the island paradise of the Philippines. Fire dancers are all over the place and the heat can also cause attraction between two individuals. Watch Rita Avila with Edgar Allan Guzman as they spend one night in Boracay.
This movie was first shown at Cinemalaya 2010.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Lovi Poe recently received her first Best Actress Award at the recently concluded Cinemalaya 2010. Here's the trailer of Mayohan, a movie shot in Infanta, Quezon which bagged the following awards: Best Actress for Lovi Poe, Best Screenplay for Paul Sta. Ana, Best Musical Score by Emerzon Texon and Best Cinematography by Dan Villegas.
May is the month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Christ. In Infanta, Quezon, locals turn each of the 31 days of May into a charming honor not only to celebrate good harvest in their agricultural setting, but also to pay tribute to the virginal virtues of the Mayohan. Every month of May, a padasal or series of novenas commences to mark the beginning of Mayohan. This will culminate in a Pasayaw or Tapusan in every purok of each barangay. A system of ambagan or donation ensues for the festivities to take place. In the hopes of keeping a tradition alive, the elders support its continued celebration; through the years, however, decadence has long taken over the Tapusan. Proud beauty queens, town officials, curious participants and passersby, intoxicated men with carnal needs all play roles in the midst of a spiritual undertaking. Some have unwittingly tarnished the event's reputation and essence. Underlying values and tokens are lost in the turning over of tradition.
Amidst the festivities, a 15-year old young outsider becomes the focal point in the preparation that the Pasayaw entails. As this grieving young man comes of age and deals with the recent loss of both parents, his attention shifts to Lilibeth, a 19-year old provincial lass, the elected presidenta of the pasayaw's pamunuan, who, herself gets lost in the hoopla and hullabaloo that transpire before May ends. As the event underscores gender lines, generation differences, and class issues, they become entangled in an unlikely partnership, in their own search for growth and acceptance.