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Thursday, June 3, 2010

‘Emir’ – the Biggest Filipino Musical Opens on June 9

“Emir” is the biggest original Filipino musical written for the screen.

It tells the story of Amelia, a Filipina from Ilocos who decides to work abroad to help her family. She takes care of a future crown prince – Ahmed, the Sheik’s son – rearing him, and in the process, introducing the young boy to the culture, values, and language of the Philippines.

More than a nanny, Amelia acts as Ahmeds surrogate mother and is even willing to offer her life to ensure his safety.

Her journey reveals, through words and music, the life that overseas Filipino workers live — their struggles to have a better life… their dreams, and the hope that someday their hard work will finally be rewarded.

EMIR is thus far, the only movie to take on the heart and soul of the Filipino through our innate love for music.

It is a tribute to our OFWs…The hands that work, and toil in foreign lands, and yet have one home, one heart and one spirit.

Emir is an original Filipino movie musical directed by Chito S. Roño and written by Palanca Awardee Jerry Gracio. Musical Direction by Chino Toledo, with music by Gary Granada, Vin and Ebe Dancel and Diwa de Leon, lyrics by Gracio, Granada and Rody Vera. Choreography by Douglas Nierras. Produced by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), with the assistance of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Starring in the film is “Are You the Next Big Star” winner Francheska Farr.

Also starring are Bayang Barrios, Gigi Escalante, Bodjie Pascua, Dulce, Julia Clarete, Liezl Batucan, Kalila Aguilos, Beverly Salviejo, Melanie Dujunco, Nico Antonio and Jhong Hilario.

Emir opens in theaters nationwide on June 9.


‘Here Comes the Bride’ Outgrosses ‘You to Me are Everything’

Ding Dong Dantes, Marian Rivera, You to Me are Everything,  Angelica Panganiban, Eugene Domingo, here comes the bride, octoarts, Star Cinema, tuesday vargas
Star Cinema’s “Here Comes the Bride” hits P108.47 million in 3 weeks!

“You to Me are Everything” became the second film after “Miss You Like Crazy” to surpass the P100 million box-office mark this year. However, “Here Comes the Bride”, the 3rd pinoy movie to cross the mark, earned bigger than the DongYan romantic comedy.

Based from the box-office report of Box Office Mojo for the period of May 26 to 30, 2010, Here Comes the Bride earned a whopping P108.47 million in 3 weeks. It was the 3rd top-grossing movie for that weekend after “Prince of Persia” which took the top spot followed by “Shrek Forever After.”

Fifth placer, You to Me are Everything, raked-in a total of P101.9 million in 4 weeks. This is the second movie of Marian Rivera that surpassed the P100 million mark. Her film “My Bestfriend’s Girlfriend” opposite Richard Gutierrez earned P101.26 million in 2008.

Here are the Top 10 Movies in Philippine Box-Office for the Weekend of May 26-30, 2010:

1. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – P63 million
2. Shrek Forever After – P38.27 million
3. Here Comes the Bride – P14.89 million
4. Robin Hood – P6.2 million
5. You to Me are Everything – P2.87 million
6. Iron Man 2 – P2.87 million
7. Little Big Soldier – P1.67 million
8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) – P1.39 million
9. The Last Song – P784,553.35
10. American Virgin – P605,742.90

(As of June 2, 2010)

1. Miss You Like Crazy – P143.25 million
(Star Cinema)

2. Here Comes the Bride – P108.47 million
(Star Cinema, OctoArts Films, Quantum Films)

3. You to Me Are Everything – P101.9 million
(GMA Films, Regal Films)

4. Babe, I Love You – P96.34 million
(Star Cinema, Viva Films)

5. Paano Na Kaya – P82.25 million
(Star Cinema)

6. Working Girls – P32.32 million
(GMA Films, Viva Films)


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

‘Noy’ Goes Global

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The movie ‘Noy’ will hit global movie theaters as it offers international screenings in the US this June.

Filipinos abroad will have the chance to watch this one-of-a-kind movie about Noy (Coco Martin), a “journalist” who followed the campaign trail of his namesake and top presidential bet Noynoy Aquino. Mark your calendars on June 11-17 as this film hits the following venues: UA Stonestwon Twin, San Francisco; Century Great Mall, San Francisco, Milpitas CA; UA Horton Plaza, San Diego; and Cerritos Stadium Cinema, Los Angeles.

For tickets, log on to or call 1-800-227-9676.

Before its international screenings, Noy will be first shown here in the Philippines starting on June 2 in more than a hundred cinemas nationwide.

Watch the trailer here:


Sunday, May 30, 2010

John Lloyd & Sarah are King & Queen of Box Office Entertainment Awards Again

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John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo are once again hailed Box-Office King and Queen in the 2010 Box-Office Entertainment Awards by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 2010 Box-Office Entertainment Awards:

Box Office King – John lloyd Cruz

Box Office Queen – Sarah Geronimo

Prince of Philippine Movies and TV — Gerald Anderson

Princess of Philippine Movies and TV — Kim Chiu

Promising Male Box-Office Star — Coco Martin

Promising Female Box-Office Star — Angelica Panganiban

Male Concert Performer of the Year — Martin Nievera

Female Concert Performer of the Year — Pops Fernandez

Male Recording Artist of the Year — Gary Valenciano

Female Recording Artist of the Year — Nina

Group Recording/Performer of the Year — Bamboo

Promising Male Recording/Performer of the Year — Jericho Rosales

Promising Female Recording/Performer of the Year — Frencheska Farr

Promising Group Recording/Performing Artist of the Year — Pop Girls

Novelty Singer — Willie Revillame

Love Team of the Year — Dingdong Dantes/Marian Rivera

Promising Love Team of the Year — Enchong Dee/Erich Gonzales

Dance Group of the Year — ASAP Supahdance

Child Performer of the Year — Zaijan “Santino” Jaranilla

Film Producer of the Year — Star Cinema

Screenwriters of the Year — Raymond Lee/Senedy Que/Olivia Lamasan

Film Director of the Year — Cathy Garcia Molina

TV Program of the Year — May Bukas Pa

TV Director of the Year — Jojo Saguin (May Bukas Pa)

Bert Marcelo Award — Pokwang

Comedy Box-Office King — Vic Sotto

Comedy Box-Office Queen — Ai-Ai de las Alas

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