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Monday, October 22, 2012

‘This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare!’ Grosses P124.49-M in 5 Days

The Star Cinema comedy movie “This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare!” has raked in P129.49 million for the October 10 to 14 time frame according to Box Office Mojo.



The Toni Gonzaga-Luis Manzano-Vice Ganda starrer broke the box office record of “The Mistress” for the year’s biggest 5-day opening. John Lloyd and Bea’s film scored P106.27 million in 5 days while “This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare!” has raked in P124.49 million which signifies that it has the potential to break the box-office record of “Praybeyt Benjamin” as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2012
(As of October 12, 2012)
1. Marvel’s The Avengers – P641.1-M
2. The Amazing Spider-Man – P340-M
3. The Mistress – P262.79-M *
4. The Dark Knight Rises – P219.6-M
5. The Bourne Legacy – P202.1-M
6. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
7. Wrath of the Titans – P145.94-M
8. The Hunger Games – P140-M
9. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P133-33-M
10. Men in Black 3 – P132.67-M
HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2012 SO FAR
(As of October 12, 2012)
1. The Mistress – P262.79-M *
2. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
3. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P133.33-M
4. This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare! – P124.49-M *
5. The Healing – P104.6-M
6. The Reunion – P68.1-M
7. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – P64.6-M
8. Born to Love You – P52.37-M
9. Corazon Ang Unang Aswang – P51.39-M
10. Every Breath U Take – P50.2-M
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11. The Mommy Returns – P30.6-M
12. Boy Pick-Up: The Movie – P25.37-M
13. Amorosa: The Revenge – P25.2-M
14. A Mother’s Story – P24.81-M
15. My Cactus Heart – P23-M
16. Off All The Things – P21.37-M *
17. My Kontrabida Girl – P13.1-M
18. I Do Bidoo Bidoo – P12.84-M
19. The Witness – P8.6-M
20. Just One Summer – P6.15-M
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21. Hitman – P4.96-M
22. Pridyider – P4.88-M
23. Bwakaw – P1.55-M
24. Ang Nawawala – P1.24-M
25. Captive – P1.11-M
26. Mga Mumunting Lihim – P774,349.00
27. Sta. Niña – P332,828.00
All figures are from Box Office Mojo

Source: Starmometer.com

Star Cinema to Release 2 Romantic Movies Before Christmas

After this year’s biggest comedy–”This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare!”–Star Cinema is set to release two romantic movies before Christmas: the first Filipino-Thai film “Suddenly It’s Magic,” and Star Magic’s 20th anniversary movie “24/7 in Love.”



“This Guy’s In Love With You, Mare,” the wild comedy riot directed by Wenn Deramas and topbilled by the box-office comedy trio of Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano and Vice Ganda continues to spread fun to moviegoers on its second blockbuster week.
Star Cinema’s first Filipino-Thai film, “Suddenly It’s Magic” is the highly anticipated romantic-comedy flick starred by Erich Gonzales and Thai superstar Mario Maurer. Directed by Rory Quintos, the movie is set to be released on October 31.
Meanwhile, the romance anthology “24/7 in Love” will be starred by some of the biggest Star Magic talents including Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Gerald Anderson, Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Sam Milby, Diether Ocampo, Angelica Panganiban, Zaijan Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, and Pokwang. The Star Magic 20th anniversary film, which is set to be screened nationwide in November, is directed by John D. Lazatin, Mae Czarina Cruz, Frasco Santos Mortiz, and Dado Lumibao.
For more information and latest updates about “This Guy’s In Love With You Mare,” “Suddenly It’s Magic,” and “24/7 in Love,” simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, http://facebook.com/StarCinema and http://twitter.com/StarCinema.

Source: Starmometer.com

Dingdong Dantes Optimistic About ‘Tiktik’

Kapuso primetime royalty Dingdong Dantes is very optimistic about the success of his ground-breaking horror film, “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronices,” which opened today, October 17, in theaters nationwide.

The movie, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti, is pioneering in its use of digital set extension via chroma key or “green screen” technology in all of its sequences. The film, arguably the biggest horror film of 2012, is shot entirely in green screen and utilises a combination of live action footage and three-dimensional computer graphics (CG).
In his rounds of radio promotions for the film starting with GMA’s flagship radio stations DZBB (AM) and Barangay LS 97.1 (FM), Dantes expressed pride for his film, which took more than a year to create.
“Very entertaining talaga yung pelikula. Bukod sa pagiging isang horror film niya, nandun din ang action at comedy, at makikita mo rin sa pelikula yung true Filipino values pagdating sa pamilya, and definitely, it’s an eye candy,” Dingdong said.
“Tiktik” also stars Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, LJ Reyes, Ramon Bautista, RJ Salvador, Mike Gayoso, Montito Almario, Jeff Fernandez, John Harley, Cris Pastor, Roi Vinzon and Rina Reyes.
The film is produced by five production outfits namely Reality Entertainment, Agostodos Pictures (owned by Dingdong Dantes), Reality Entertainment’s sister companies and post-production arms PostManila and Mothership and GMA Films.
Watch out for the biggest horror movie of the year — “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” — coming to nationwide theatres beginning October 17. The film is rated PG by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), meaning children below 13 years old may watch the movie as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Source: Starmometer.com

Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles’ Production Cost is Almost P80 Million

During the press conference of the upcoming horror film “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” the producers of the film confirmed reports that they have apparently spent close to P80 million for its production.


Given the complexity of the film’s effects, it is not unlikely that its total cost would reach close to the rumoured amount, explained the producers. While the live action sequences were shot within just 28 days (still unusually longer than most local productions), the post-production stage took more than a year to complete.
Starring Dingdong Dantes with Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez and Janice de Belen, the film by acclaimed director Erik Matti is produced by five different film companies: Reality Entertainment, Agostodos Pictures (owned by Dingdong Dantes), Reality Entertainment’s sister companies and post-production arms PostManila and Mothership and GMA Films.
“Tiktik,” which is poised to be the biggest and perhaps the most expensive horror movie of 2012, is the only full-length Filipino film shot entirely in chroma key or “green screen” technology. It also utilised somewhere between 30 and 40 computer graphics (CG) artists to create the complex three-dimensional environments and creatures which were seamlessly incorporated into the live action footage. “Tiktik” joins the ranks of only a handful of films shot in this kind of technology including the Hollywood produced “300″ and “Avatar.”
“Isa lang ang hangarin namin nang ginagawa namin into: to entertain. Sa amin, wala kaming tinipid; lahat ng kaya namin ay ibinigay namin dito,” said lead star and co-producer Dingdong Dantes.
Also starring in “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronices” are LJ Reyes, Ramon Bautista, RJ Salvador, Mike Gayoso, Montito Almario, Jeff Fernandez, John Harley, Cris Pastor, Roi Vinzon and Rina Reyes.
Watch out for the biggest horror movie of the year — “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” — coming to nationwide theatres beginning October 17. The film is rated PG by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), meaning children below 13 years old may watch the movie as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Source: Starmometer.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Derek Ramsay and Anne Curtis Reunite in ‘A Secret Affair’

Derek Ramsay and Anne Curtis, stars of last year’s blockbuster “No Other Woman” which holds the record for being the highest-grossing Filipino dramatic movie of all time, reunite in “A Secret Affair.”



The movie is said to be a follow-up to “No Other Woman” with Andi Eigenmann joining the tandem of Ramsay and Curtis to complete the love triangle.
The three stars, considered today’s hottest and busiest, figure in a sizzling, dramatic tale of love, lust and deceit. Ramsay and Curtis are a couple whose relationship is seriously challenged with the intrusion of a third party, played by Andi.
The movie has all the elements that made “No Other Woman” such a phenomenon—a great-looking cast, an engaging story, memorable dialogue peppered with quotable quotes, beautiful locations, and the
trademark gloss of classic VIVA melodramas. But it’s even sexier and more stylish, with more lavish sets and eye-popping production values. It’s also bigger in scope as it touches on family and friendship. Both Anne and Andi play strong, feisty characters but with different sensibilities molded by their family backgrounds and
situations. The movie is also even more contemporary, as it shows how relationships are shaped by new media these days.
“A Secret Affair” promises to cement Anne’s reputation as one of the very best actresses of the new generation, as well as Derek’s image as today’s top sexy actor. The movie also heralds the arrival of Andi as a new movie drama princess.
Directed by teleserye veteran Nuel Crisostomo Naval from a story and screenplay by award-winning writer Mel Mendoza-del Rosario, “A Secret Affair” boasts a formidable supporting cast led by acclaimed veterans Jaclyn Jose, Joel Torre, and Jackie Lou Blanco. It also features Say Alonzo, IC Mendoza, Shy Carlos, Petra Mahalimuyak, and Gee-Ann Abraham.
“A Secret Affair” is set to open in theaters nationwide on October 24, 2012.
Watch the trailer here:


Source: Starmometer.com

‘This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare!’ Begins Bid to Break Box Office Records this Wednesday

Star Cinema’s wild comedy movie event of the year, “This Guy’s In Love With You, Mare” will hit theaters nationwide this Wednesday (October 10). Under the direction of box-office director Wenn V. Deramas, “This Guy’s In Love With You, Mare” is topbilled by the comedy box-office trio of Philippine cinema–box-office queen Toni Gonzaga, box-office Comedy leading man Luis Manzano, and box-office phenomenon Vice Ganda.



According to Luis, their film tackles a simple yet complicated theme that will surely delight the moviegoers. “Yung character ko dito na si Mike, nagkataon na involved in colourful relationships. Minahal niya si Lester (Vice) at nagkataong nahulog din ang loob niya kay Gemma (Toni),” said Luis. “Our movie is about love, truthfulness, and different kinds of relationships.”
Toni, meanwhile, feels proud with her first team-up with Luis, Vice, and Direk Wenn. “Pinapangako po namin sa inyo na this is worth every centavo of your money. Bibigyan namin kayo ng isa’t kalahating oras ng kasiyahan na makakalimutan niyo pansamantala ang lahat ng mga problema niyo,” she said.

Despite being a comedy flick, Vice assured that “This Guy’s In Love With You, Mare” will share life lessons to moviegoers. He explained, “Itong pelikula namin todo talaga sa patawa, todong laugh trip, at todong good vibes. Pero eventually meron itong mai-impart na importanteng lesson sa audience.”
Aside from Toni, Luis, and Vice, also part of “This Guy’s In Love With You, Mare” are Edgar Mortiz, Buboy Garovillo, Gladys Reyes, DJ Durano, Karla Estrada, Carla Martinez and Ms. Tessie Tomas. Completing the cast are Jayson Gainza, Eagle Riggs, Ricky Rivero, IC Mendoza, Dang Cruz, Cecil Paz, Manuel Chua, Ricci Chan, Lassy, Tess Antonio, and Edward Mendez.
“This Guy’s In Love With You, Mare” premieres in cinemas nationwide on October 10, 2012.
For more information about “This Guy’s In Love With You, Mare” log on to http://www.StarCinema.com.ph/, http://facebook.com/StarCinema and http://twitter.com/StarCinema.
Watch the trailer here:



Source: Starmometer.com

‘The Mistress’ is Now the 2nd Pinoy Movie in History to Surpass the P300 Million Mark at the Box Office

According to a report by Star Cinema, “The Mistress” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo has already grossed P300 million worldwide making its lead stars both shoo-ins for Box Office King and Queen, respectively.



The feat makes “The Mistress” the second Filipino movie in history to surpass the elusive P300 million at the box office and it has the potential to become the highest-grossing Pinoy film of all time since it’s still screening in theaters (fourth week).
The romantic drama from Star Cinema is now poised to break the box-office record of the Vice Ganda-starrer, “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin,” which earned a whopping P342 million last year and the “Box Office Phenomenon” title for the gay comedian.
Can “The Mistress” break the box-office record of “Praybeyt Benjamin”?

Source: Starmometer.com

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

‘This Guy’s In Love With U, Mare!’ – 2nd Movie Poster

Star Cinema and Viva Films have released the 2nd official movie poster for the Vice Ganda-Toni Gonzaga-Luis Manzano starrer, “This Guy’s In Love with U, Mare!” Check it out!



The cool movie poster features bizarre love triangle of Vice Ganda,Toni Gonzaga and Luis Manzano sitting on a bench attached on a balloon of basketball balls.
Also in the Wenn Deramas-helmed movie are Carla Martinez, Buboy Garovillo, IC Mendoza, Manuel Chua, DJ Durano, Eagle Riggs, Tessie Tomas, Ricci Chan, Lassie Marquez, Ricky Rivero, Edgar Mortiz and Gladys Reyes.

Watch the trailer here:


 Source: Starmometer.com

‘The Mistress’ Tops PH Box Office for 2nd Week in a Row

According to the latest report by Box Office Mojo, “The Mistress” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, had a two-week gross of P186.73 million.




Star Cinema’s “The Mistress” was able to maintain the box-office lead for second week in a row by virtue of its P51.48 million haul last weekend. Its 2-week total is now P186.73 according to Box-Office Mojo. An earlier report from Star Cinema said the film has already cross the P200-million mark.
“Resident Evil: Retribution” followed in 2nd place while debuting films “Dredd,” “Pridyider,” “Ruby Sparks,” and “The Hunting Party” occupied the 3rd to 6th spot respectively.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2012
(As of September 25, 2012)
1. Marvel’s The Avengers – P641.1-M
2. The Amazing Spider-Man – P341.4-M
3. The Dark Knight Rises – P223-M
4. The Bourne Legacy – P202.1-M
5. The Mistress – P186.73-M *
6. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
7. Wrath of the Titans – P145.94-M
8. The Hunger Games – P140-M
9. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P133-33-M
10. Men in Black 3 – P132.67-M
HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2012 SO FAR
(As of September 18, 2012)
1. The Mistress – P186.73-M *
2. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
3. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P133.33-M
4. The Healing – P104.6-M
5. The Reunion – P68.1-M
6. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – P64.6-M
7. Born to Love You – P52.37-M
8. Corazon Ang Unang Aswang – P51.39-M
9. Every Breath U Take – P50.2-M
10. The Mommy Returns – P30.6-M
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11. Boy Pick-Up: The Movie – P25.37-M
12. Amorosa: The Revenge – P25.2-M *
13. A Mother’s Story – P24.81-M
14. My Cactus Heart – P23-M
15. My Kontrabida Girl – P13.1-M
16. I Do Bidoo Bidoo – P12.84-M
17. The Witness – P8.6-M
18. Just One Summer – P6.15-M
19. Hitman – P4.96-M
20. Pridyider – P3.6-M *
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21. Bwakaw – P1.55-M
22. Ang Nawawala – P1.24-M *
23. Captive – P1.11-M
24. Mga Mumunting Lihim – P774,349.00

Source: Starmometer.com

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

‘The Mistress’ Tops PH’s Box Office, Hits P106-M in 5 Days According to Box Office Mojo

“The Mistress” is poised to become this year’s biggest Filipino movie so far as it surpassed the P100 million mark at the local box office only in 5 days!



Based from Box Office Mojo’s report for the September 12 to 16, 2012 opening period, the Star Cinema romantic drama “The Mistress” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo has raked-in a whopping P106 million on its first 5 days of screening. This is the biggest opening gross for a Filipino film this year (2012) and second highest 5-day opening in history. Last year’s “Praybeyt Benjamin” still holds the biggest opening record of P110 million.

HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2012 SO FAR
(As of September 18, 2012)
1. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
2. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P133.33-M
3. The Mistress – P106-M *
4. The Healing – P104.6-M
5. The Reunion – P68.1-M
6. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – P64.6-M
7. Born to Love You – P52.37-M
8. Corazon Ang Unang Aswang – P51.39-M
9. Every Breath U Take – P50.2-M
10. The Mommy Returns – P30.6-M
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11. Boy Pick-Up: The Movie – P25.37-M
12. Amorosa: The Revenge – P25.2-M *
13. A Mother’s Story – P24.81-M
14. My Cactus Heart – P23-M
15. My Kontrabida Girl – P13.1-M
16. I Do Bidoo Bidoo – P12.84-M
17. The Witness – P8.6-M
18. Just One Summer – P6.15-M
19. Hitman – P4.96-M
20. Bwakaw – P1.55-M *
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21. Captive – P1.11-M *
22. Mga Mumunting Lihim – P774,349.00
All figures are from Box Office Mojo

Source: Starmometer.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Making of The Mistress


‘Suddenly It’s Magic’ Starring Mario Maurer and Erich Gonzales – Movie Stills

Star Cinema has unleashed on the internet some movie stills from the highly-anticipated romantic movie starring Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer and our very own Erich Gonzales.


Above is the teaser poster for “Suddenly It’s Magic” which made its round last week in social media sites.
The movie stills, on the other hand, feature some kilig scenes from the movie. It’s also meant to be viral on Facebook and Twitter specially this one with a shirtless Mario Maurer in a popular Filipino fiesta event:

Under the direction of Rory B. Quintos, “Suddenly It’s Magic” is set to hit theaters nationwide this October.

Source: Starmometer.com

Thursday, August 30, 2012

‘Ina, Kapatid, Anak’ – First Teaser Trailer

ABS-CBN has released the first teaser for its upcoming Primetime Bida drama series titled “Ina, Kapatid, Anak.”

“Ina, Kapatid, Anak” topbills the hottest young actors of today, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, and Maja Salvador. Also starring in the upcoming teleserye are Eddie Gutierrez, Janice de Belen, Cherrie Pie Picache, Ariel Rivera, and stars of the film “The Mistress,” Ronaldo Valdez and Hilda Koronel.
Directed by Don Cuaresma and Jojo Saguin, “Ina, Kapatid, Anak” is slated to premiere on October 8, 2012.

Watch the trailer here:

Source: Starmometer.com

‘Just One Summer’ and ‘The Reunion’ Box-Office Results

GMA Films’ “Just One Summer” and Star Cinema’s “The Reunion” opened in theaters at the same schedule. How did they fare at the box office?

Total Recall topped the local box office last weekend with a 5-day opening gross of P28.8 million. The Expendables 2 settled for 2nd place on its 2nd week with a weekend gross of P20.4 million and a two-week gross of P74.7 million.
As for Pinoy films, Star Cinema’s “The Reunion” starring Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Kean Cipriano had a two-week gross of P55.5 million which put the barkada movie in 5th place for this year’s highest-grossing local movies.
GMA Films’ “Just One Summer” starring Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona had a 1 week run grossing P6.15 million. The Cinemalaya entry “Mga Mumunting Lihim” starring Judy Ann Santos has a commercial run grossing P774,349.00.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2012
(As of August 28, 2012)
1. Marvel’s The Avengers – P641.1-M
2. The Amazing Spider-Man – P341.4-M
3. The Dark Knight Rises – P223-M *
4. The Bourne Legacy – P195.47-M *
5. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
6. Wrath of the Titans – P145.94-M
7. The Hunger Games – P140-M
8. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P133-33-M
9. Men in Black 3 – P132.67-M
10. Battleship – P122.59-M
HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2012 SO FAR
(As of August 28, 2012)
1. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
2. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P133.33-M
3. The Healing – P104.6-M
4. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – P64.6-M
5. The Reunion – P55.5-M *
6. Born to Love You – P52.37-M
7. Corazon Ang Unang Aswang – P51.39-M
8. Every Breath U Take – P50.2-M
9. The Mommy Returns – P30.6-M
10. Boy Pick-Up: The Movie – P25.37-M
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11. A Mother’s Story – P24.81-M
12. My Cactus Heart – P23-M
13. My Kontrabida Girl – P13.1-M
14. The Witness – P8.6-M
15. Just One Summer – P6.15-M
16. Hitman -P4.96-M
17. Mga Mumunting Lihim – P774,349.00
All figures from Box Office Mojo

Source: Starmometer.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Star Cinema Releases Trailer for ‘Amorosa’

Check out the trailer for the upcoming horror movie from Skylight Films and Star Cinema titled “Amorosa.”

“Amorosa” stars Angel Aquino, Enrique Gil, Martin del Rosario, Empress and Xyriel Manabat.
The haunted house movie also stars Carlo Aquino, Franco Daza, Lloyd Samartino, Nico Antonio and Nanding Josef, and under the direction of Topel Lee of the “Ouija” fame.
“Amorosa” is set to open in theaters on August 29, 2012.
Watch the official trailer here:

Source: Starmometer.com

‘The Reunion’ – Publicity Photos

Star Cinema has released the publicity photos for the ultimate barkada movie event of the year starring Enchong Dee, Xian Lim, Enrique Gil and Kean Cipriano, “The Reunion.”

A fun-filled story of friendship, love, and life, “The Reunion” also features some of today’s most in-demand young actresses includingJessy Mendiola, Megan Young, Bangs Garcia, and Julia Montes.
Completing the cast are Matt Evans, Tom Rodriguez, Joseph Marco, Ivan Dorschner, Brian Santos, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Kakai Bautista, Louise Abuel, and Gina Pareño.
“The Reunion” will be shown on cinemas nationwide on August 15, 2012.
Enrique Gil and Julia Montes:
Kean Cipriano and Bangs Garcia:
Enchong Dee and Jessy Mendiola:
Xian Lim and Megan Young:


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

‘The Healing’ Leaves Movigoers on the Edge of Their Seats

Chito Roño‘s newest suspense-horror masterpiece, “The Healing,” topbilled by Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos and Princess of Philippine TV and Movies Kim Chiu, has swiftly turned into a much-talked about movie event of the year and earned the nods of countless moviegoers who have witnessed it so far.




The film’s unprecedented success started as early as its premiere night last Tuesday, July 24 when “The Healing” zoomed as the no.1 trending topic worldwide on Twitter where tweets flooded on the popular microblogging site from netizens who got all excited to watch the latest Star Cinema offering.
True enough, the immense public excitement for “The Healing” drew huge crowds to different cinemas nationwide and resulted to long queues of moviegoers on the first day of showing alone. The Rono masterpiece has instantly became such a big hit that some mall owners have decided to add more cinemas this weekend to accommodate the upsurge of expected audience.
Under the production of Star Cinema, “The Healing” was given the highest grade of “A” by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).
“The Healing” is the grand kick-off celebration of Vilma’s 50th anniversary in showbiz.
“The Healing” is now showing in 140 cinemas nationwide.
Also included in powerhouse cast of “The Healing” are Janice de Belen, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Jhong Hilario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, Carmi Martin and Pokwang.
For more updates on “The Healing”, simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, or like the movie’s official page, http://facebook.com/TheHealingFilm, http://facebook.com/StarCinema or http://twitter.com/StarCinema.



Source: Starmometer.com

One Minute Movie Review: ‘The Healing’

“The Healing” is another engaging horror flick by Chito Roño that generates a respectable amount of suspense. (Warning: few spoilers are mentioned)


The Healing
Main Cast: Kim Chiu, Vilma Santos
Supporting Cast: Janice de Belen, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Pokwang, Ynes Veneracion, Cris Villanueva
Director: Chito S. Roño
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Distributed by: Star Cinema
MTRCB Rating: R-13 and R-18
CEB Rating: A
Synopsis: A community rushes to a faith healer after learning that one of them was miraculously healed from a deadly disease by the same person. They are torn apart afterwards as the healing brings them a terrible curse that wreaks harm and death.
The Positive: The most unforgettable horror films helmed by Chito Roño like “Sukob” and “Feng Shui” were based from Filipino (and Filipino-Chinese) superstitious beliefs. “The Healing” instantly earns a spot in this roster not just by tackling our culture’s fondness on faith healers but also for being a well-made storytelling that goes far beyond just startling the audience.
The film generates a respectable amount of suspense, thanks to the superb cinematography and editing. It takes a few unexpected turns while covering a familiar territory.
The Negative: The film has a very promising premise until it succumbs to flaws towards the end like the electrocuted spirit and the transfer of the curse to a character who is not qualified to receive it. The “trade off of misfortune” logline is somewhat similar to Feng Shui. It’s not difficult to figure out the twist, in fact, the Hollywood film “Final Destination” will come to mind in as early as the first half.



STARMOMETER SCORE: 8/10

Source: Starmometer.com

‘Guni-Guni’ Starring Empress Schuck and Lovi Poe – Movie Poster and Trailer

Regal Films has released the official movie poster and cinema trailer for their upcoming suspense flick “Guni-Guni.” Check it out!




“Guni-Guni” stars Empress Schuck and Lovi Poe, under the direction of Tara Illenberger.
Also starring in the movie are Benjamin Alves, James Blanco, Neil Ryan Sese, Julia Clarete, Gerarld Pesigan, Ria Garcia and Ms. Gina Alajar.
Here’s the official plot of the movie:

Thirty years ago, an unborn child was buried in the garden of what is now a boardinghouse in Cubao. It lies beneath the ground, unbeknownst to the tenants who live there. One of the tenants is Mylene (Lovi Poe) who appears like the perfect girl, nice, pretty and at the top of her Medicine class. But nobody knows about her past, not even the man who loves her most, Paolo (Benjamin Alvez). Paolo doesn’t know anything about Mylene’s family, her long, lost sibling or her estranged, nervous wreck of a mother. Nor does he know about the very long scar that runs across Mylene’s body, nor of how incomplete she always feels. And he finds that the more he tries to win back her love, the more she retreats to her secret world that nobody could enter.
One day Mylene asked to perform an abortion for fee, she feels conflicted about doing what’ is right and, at the same time, being in dire need of tuition fee. Her decision ultimately leads to a dark outcome and awakens a force that has laid quiet for years in the boardinghouse grounds. Thereafter, she becomes tormented by nightmares of a dark twin, whose presence gets stronger as days pass, as strange things start to happen in the house. When one by one, the boarders die of unexplainable causes, Joanna (Empress Shuck) the resident psychic and Mylene’s best friend struggles to understand the impending danger that she senses and decides to get to the bottom of the mystery; and as it unravels, they find themselves confronted by an angry soul that seeks justice.
Watch the trailer here:


Source: Starmometer.com

Sam Concepcion Shares First Big Screen Kiss with Tippy Dos Santos in ‘IDoBidoo Bidoo’



Teen heartthrob Sam Concepcion admits that Unitel’s comedy-musical IDoBidoo Bidoo is his biggest career break, and he is ultimately grateful that he has the promising Tippy Dos Santos as his leading lady.


The movie, which features the iconic songs of the Apo Hiking Society, is topbilled by the entertainment industry’s most respectable names Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid, and Eugene Domingo and is directed by box-office director Chris Martinez.
“Tippy and I have been friends since way back. We represented the country in a festival in Korea when we were kids, and last year, we were first paired in Peter Pan. I was Peter to her Wendy,” recounts Sam. “This is such a big break and I am thankful that I have Tippy by my side to support me.”
In the movie, Sam plays Rock Polotan, who has impregnated his girlfriend Tracy Fuentebella (Tippy). Conflict starts when their families come into the picture- the affluent Fuentebella Family (Zsa Zsa and Gary) and the poor yet musically-inclined Polotan Family (Ogie and Eugene).
IDoBidoo Bidoo marks Sam’s crossover to doing more challenging and mature roles, as he was required to do his first onscreen kiss in the movie.
“Being in the business for so long, I know some people’s perception of me is that I’m still 12 or 13, but thankfully, I was blessed with this movie that I get to make people realize that I am already a grown-up,” shares the teen heartthrob. “Working with Tippy has always been a breeze. We have this rapport that comes from years of friendship.”
Asked about the kiss, Sam says “when we did the scene, I was already Rock who is madly in love with Tracy. So, it was ok. The more memorable parts are the minutes before and after the take.”


Tippy adds, “this is my first movie, so the kissing scene made me really nervous, but because it is Sam, with direk Chris as our director, everything turned out well and romantic.”
Tippy was a seasoned, yet young theater actress before showbiz discovered her. She has appeared in TV shows like Idol, Shoutout, Growing Up, among others.
Sam and Tippy are grateful that Tony Gloria and Unitel Pictures entrusted this project to them.
“Unitel brought numerous cinematic gems like Crying Ladies, La Visa Loca, and the songs of APO mirror the history of the Filipino people, until now, we can’t believe that we were tapped to be a part of this landmark movie,” gushes Sam. “This is a movie that every Filipino family should watch.”
IDo Bidoo Bidoo starts showing this August 29 in cinemas nationwide.



Source: Starmometer.com

Angelica Panganiban Topbills Indie Film ‘Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi’

Angelica Panganiban topbills the upcoming Dante Nico Garcia movie “Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi.”


Aside from Panganiban, “Madaling Araw Mahabang Gabi” also stars Kean Cipriano, Glaiza de Castro, Edgar Allan Guzman, Buboy Garovillo, Tutti Caringal, Karel Marquez, Rocco Nacino, Alchris Galura, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Callum David, Dominic Roco, Lou Veloso and Ms. Cherie Gil.
The film is written and directed by Dante Nico Garcia (“Ploning”) and is slated for release this September.
Here’s the synopsis of the movie:

Panoramanila Pictures presents a movie about the entangled stories of a group of young people who happen to be in a bar in Puerto Princessa, Palawan on the eve of All Souls’ Day. As midnight approaches, we become complicit as each of them takes the challenge of the Pangangaluluwa, a seemingly innocent Palawan tradition of honoring the dead by stealing something from the living. A young guitarist battles with crabs; an Indian guy gets caught in a crossfire; a hot cougar meets her match; Cosplayers battle for road supremacy; a religious woman finds true faith in a strange kiss; and a bartender prepares a drink that results in the most bitter of brews. The movie holds up a mirror to this dark night and bear witness to the inevitable consequences that mark the choices of the young.
Watch the trailer here:



Source: Starmometer.com

Thursday, July 5, 2012

‘Mga Mumunting Lihim’ Starring Judy Ann Santos – Cinemalaya 2012

Jose Javier Reyes‘ “Mga Mumunting Lihim (Those Little Secrets)” starring Judy Ann Santos is one of the five finalists in the Directors Showcase at the 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival.

Helmed by Jose Javier Reyes, “Mga Mumunting Lihim” stars stars Iza Calzado, Agot Isidro, Janice de Belen and Judy Ann Santos.
Here is the synopsis of the film:

The death of Mariel (Santos) was met with such hurt by her three closest friends. But it was her best friend, Carla (Calzado) that she leaves a most special gift, a box full of her diaries through the years. Carla has been Mariel’s friend since their high school years; they have practically shared everything in their lives together. Their two other girl friends, Sandra (Isidro) and Olive (De Belen) formed the quartet who would get together ever so often and served as a mutual support system. Despite warnings from Sandra and Olive not to read the diaries left behind by Mariel, Carla could not help herself to find out what was written on those volumes of handwritten materials. True enough, what she discovered completely shattered all her perceptions and beliefs of the friendship shared by the four women through the years. Inside those diaries were all the little secrets that the women kept from one another—all the hidden emotions, stories and comments that made their lives a sham. Death should be a closure but it could also be a terrible beginning and realization of what was hidden by the living.
Watch the trailer here:


Here is the screening schedule of “Mga Mumunting Lihim” for the Directors Showcase of Cinemalaya 2012. The festival opens on 20 July 2012.
Director’s Showcase 5: MGA MUMUNTING LIHIM (Those Little Secrets) by Jose Javier Reyes
Screenings per Day:
• July 21: 12:45PM – LT / 6:30PM – GB-3
• July 22: 11:00AM – TRI / 3:30PM – MKP
• July 23: 3:30PM – MT / 9:00PM – GB-5
• July 24: 12:45PM – THB
• July 25: 6:15PM – THB / 9:00PM – MT
• July 26: 6:30PM – TRI
• July 27: 4:00PM – TRI
• July 28: 4:00PM – GB-5
• July 29: 11:00AM – GB-3 / 3:30PM – MKP
Legend for the venues:
MT = CCP MAIN THEATRE (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)
LT = CCP LITTLE THEATRE (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino)
MKP = CCP MKP Hall
THB = CCP STUDIO THEATRE ( Tanghalang Huseng Batute)
GB-3 = GREENBELT 3 Cinema 3
GB-5 = GREENBELT 3 Cinema 5
TRI = TRINOMA Cinema 1
DT = CCP DREAM THEATRE (Tanghalang Manuel Conde)

Source: Starmometer.com

‘The Healing’ Starring Vilma Santos and Kim Chiu – Trailer Premiere

Star Cinema has released the first trailer for the upcoming suspense-horror movie, “The Healing,” starring Vilma Santos and Kim Chiu.

“The Healing” marks the 50th showbiz anniversary of the Star for All Seasons, Vilma Santos. It’s a suspense-horror movie co-starring her with one of ABS-CBN’s brightest young stars of today, Kim Chiu, and under the direction of Chito S. Roño.
Also starring in the film are Pokwang, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado and Carmi Martin.
Watch the first trailer of “The Healing” here:


‘Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles’ – Cinema Teaser

The first cinema teaser for the horror/adventure movie “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” starring Dingdong Dantes has been released

“Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” is directed by Erik Matti and produced by GMA Films, Agosto Dos and Reality Entertainment.
It stars Joey Marquez, Janice de Belen, Lovi Poe, Ramon Bautista, and Dingdong Dantes.
Watch the teaser here:


‘Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme’ Grosses P95.6-M in 2 Weeks

“Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme” may not have surpassed the original in terms of quality but box-office-wise, it did!

Topping Philippine Box Office for 2nd week in a row is the Star Cinema/Spring Films production, “Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme.”
According to third party tabulator Box-Office Mojo, the 2nd Kimmy Dora movie starring Eugene Domingo has accumulated P95.6 million in ticket sales for two weeks. It has surpassed the box-office gross of the original “Kimmy Dora” which registered P80 million on its entire run.
Meanwhile, GMA Films’ “Boy Pick-Up: The Movie” starring Ogie Alcasid has grossed P24.98 million in 3 weeks. Star Cinema’s “Born to Love You” starring Angeline Quinto and Coco Martin, on the other hand, earned P52.36 million in 4 weeks.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2012
(As of June 24, 2012)
1. Marvel’s The Avengers – P641.1-M
2. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
3. Wrath of the Titans – P145.94-M
4. The Hunger Games – P140-M
5. Men in Black 3 – P132.67-M
6. Battleship – P122.59-M
7. Snow White and the Huntsman – P113.63 *
8. Underworld Awakening – P102.12-M
9. John Carter – P87.16-M
10. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – P72.22-M
HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2012 SO FAR
(As of June 24, 2012)
1. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
2. Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme – P95.6-M *
3. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – P64.6-M
4. Born to Love You – P52.37-M
5. Corazon Ang Unang Aswang – P51.39-M
6. Every Breath U Take – P50.2-M
7. The Mommy Returns – P30.6-M
8. Boy Pick-Up: The Movie – P24.98-M
8. A Mother’s Story – P24.81-M
9. My Cactus Heart – P23-M
10. My Kontrabida Girl – P13.1-M
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11. The Witness – P8.6-M
12. Hitman -P4.96-M
* still showing in theaters

Source: Starmometer.com

Monday, June 4, 2012

‘Every Breath U Take’ Grosses P42.8-M in 2 Weeks

The Piolo Pascual-Angelica Panganiban starrer–”Every Breath U Take”–has raked in P42.8 million in 2 weeks.

Topping the local box-office for the weekend period of May 23 to 27, 2012 is “Men in Black 3” with a 5-day gross of P71.22 million.
Every Breath U Take” settled for second place on its second week with the current total gross of P42.8 million.
The other Pinoy movie, “The Mommy Returns“, has grossed P30.6 million in 3 weeks.
The highest-grossing movie in the Philippines for the year 2012 so far is “Marvel’s The Avengers” with a current box-office total of P640.26 million.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2012
(As of May 29, 2012)
1. Marvel’s The Avengers – P640.26-M *
2. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
3. Wrath of the Titans – P145.94-M
4. The Hunger Games – P140-M
5. Battleship – P122.59-M
6. Underworld Awakening – P102.12-M
7. John Carter – P87.16-M
8. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – P72.22-M
9. Men in Black 3 – P71.22-M *
10. Journey 2 The Mysterious Island – P67.71-M
HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2012 SO FAR
(As of May 29, 2012)
1. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
2. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – P64.6-M
3. Corazon Ang Unang Aswang – P51.39-M
4. Every Breath U Take – P42.8-M *
5. The Mommy Returns – P30.6-M
6. A Mother’s Story – P24.81-M
7. My Cactus Heart – P23-M
8. My Kontrabida Girl – P13.1-M
9. The Witness – P8.6-M
10. Hitman -P4.96-M
* still showing in theaters

Source: Starmometer.com

‘Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme’ – Official Movie and Character Posters

Star Cinema and Spring Films have released the official movie poster and character posters for their upcoming comedy movie “Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme.”

“Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme” is the sequel to the 2009 hit comedy movie “Kimmy Dora” starring Eugene Domingo and directed by Joyce Bernal for Piolo Pascual and company’s Spring Films. It follows the story of twin sisters Kimmy and Dora, both played by Eugene Domingo in their quest to find love in South Korea.
Also reprising their roles in the sequel are Ariel Ureta as Kimmy and Dora’s father, Miriam Quiambao as Kimmy’s secretary, Moi Marcampo as Kimmy and Dora’s maid, Zanjoe Marudo as Kimmy’s love interest and Dingdong Dantes as Dora’s love interest.
New cast-members in the sequel are Alodia Gosiengfiao, Mura and Ryan Bang.



Source: Starmometer.com

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Angeline Quinto – ‘I Just Fall In Love Again’ Music Video (Born to Love You OST)

Check out the theme song for the next Star Cinema romantic comedy “Born to Love You” starring Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto.
Here is the music video of “I Just Fall In Love Again”–Angeline Quinto‘s version of the Anne Murray‘s hit–which happens to be the official theme song of her launching movie “Born To Love You” opposite Coco Martin.
Watch the music video here:
Source: Starmometer.com

One Minute Movie Review: ‘The Mommy Returns’

“The Mommy Returns” is a horror-comedy from Regal Films starring Ruffa Gutierrez, Gabby Concepcion, John Lapus and Pokwang.

THE MOMMY RETURNS
Main Cast: Gabby Concepcion, Pokwang, Ruffa Gutierrez
Supporting Cast: Gloria Diaz, John Lapus, Kiray Celis, Jillian Ward
Director: Joel Lamangan
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Released By: Regal Films
MTRCB Rating: PG-13
Synopsis: A mother dies on the night of her 25th wedding anniversary. From purgatory, she sees that another woman is set to replace her as mother and wife. She returned to her house as a ghost and tries to sabotage the relationship of his husband with his new wife to be.
The Positive: Pokwang and John Lapus are good comedians but the weak material leaves their antics less funny and less entertaining.
The Negative: “The Mommy Returns” will remind you of the Eva Longoria movie “Over My Dead Body” wherein the plot revolves around a female ghost trying to sabotage her boyfriend/husband’s current relationship with a new woman.
While the story is unoriginal, the jokes are not “kwela”, the cast, meanwhile, is uneven. Gabby Concepcion looks awkward in doing comedy, as well as Ruffa Gutierrez. The kids have no comedic timing either.
Hastily assembled and severely lacking in humor, “The Mommy Returns” is one of Joel Lamangan’s weakest outings ever.

Source: Starmometer.com

‘Born to Love You’ – Viral Posters and Promotional Photos

Star Cinema has unleashed the viral posters and promotional photos for the Coco Martin-Angeline Quinto romantic comedy movie “Born to Love You.”
Here is the official movie poster of “Born to Love You”:

“Born to Love You” is set to open in theaters nationwide on May 30, 2012.
In case you missed the trailer, watch it here:

Source: Starmometer.com

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

‘Every Breath U Take’ Final Trailer Released

Check out the official and final trailer for Star Cinema’s 19th anniversary offering, “Every Breath U Take.”

“Every Breath U Take” stars Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban, and helmed by Mae Czarina Cruz.
Also starring in the movie are Carlos Agassi, Ryan Eigenmann, Smokey Manaloto, Ketchup Eusebio, Joross Gamboa, Janus del Prado,Wendy Valdez, Regine Angeles, Cacai Bautista, Frenchie Dy, and Ms. Nova Villa. Introducing Ryan Bang and with special participation of Dominic Ochoa and Lito Legaspi.
“Every Breath U Take” is set to open in theaters on May 16, 2012.
Watch the official/final full trailer here:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

‘Moron 5′ Grosses P44.5-M in 2 Weeks


The Wenn DeRamas-helmed comedy “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady” has accumulated P44.5 million in ticket sales for 2 weeks.

Topping Philippine Box Office race for the opening period of April 11 to 15, 2012 is “Battleship” with a gross of P45.9 million in 5 days. The action-scifi film stars Taylor Kitsch. It’s also the debut film of RnB superstar Rihanna.

Local comedy movie “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady” settled for second place with a two-week haul of P44.5 million. Released by Viva Films, “Moron 5″ stars Luis Manzano, DJ Durano, Billy Crawford, Martin Escudero and Marvin Agustin.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2012
(As of April 17, 2012)

1. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
2. The Hunger Games – P138.53-M *
3. Wrath of the Titans – P126.89-M *
4. Underworld Awakening – P102.12-M
5. John Carter – P86.9-M
6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – P72.22-M
7. Journey 2 The Mysterious Island – P67.71-M
8. Sherlock Holmes: A Games of Shadows – P61.95-M
9. The Vow – P59.63-M
10. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – P56.16-M

HIGHEST-GROSSING PINOY MOVIES FOR 2012 SO FAR
(As of April 17, 2012)

1. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
2. Corazon Ang Unang Aswang – P51.39-M
3. Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – P44.5-M *
4. A Mother’s Story – P24.81-M
5. My Cactus Heart – P23-M
6. My Kontrabida Girl – P13.1-M
7. The Witness – P8.6-M
8. Hitman -P4.96-M

* still showing in theaters

Source:Starmometer.com

Friday, April 20, 2012

‘Every Breath You Take’ by Piolo Pascual – Official Music Video


Check out the official music video for Star Cinema’s upcoming romantic comedy, “Every Breath U Take.”

Star Cinema’s 19th anniversary offering, “Every Breath U Take” stars Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban, and helmed by Mae Czarina Cruz.

The title of the movie was based from its theme song “Every Breath You Take,” a revival of the 80s song by The Police and performed by its lead star Piolo Pascual.

“Every Breath U Take” is set to open in theaters on May 16, 2012.

Watch the music video here:


Source: Starmometer

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Moron 5 and the Crying Lady – Movie Poster and Synopsis Released


Viva Films has released the official poster and synopsis for their upcoming comedy movie “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady” starring Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford, Marvin Agustin, Martin Escudero and John Lapus.

“Moron 5 and the Crying Lady” is an upcoming comedy movie from Viva Films starring Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford, DJ Durano, Marvin Agustin, Martin Escudero and John Lapus.

Also in the movie are German Moreno, Dennis Padilla, Arlene Muhlach, Deborah Sun, Jon Santos, and Carlos Agassi.

Here is the official synopsis of the movie:

Half-witted longtime friends Albert (Luis Manzano), Isaac (Billy Joe), Mozart “Mo” (DJ Durano), Michaelangelo “Mike” (Martin Escudero) and Aristotle“Aris” (Marvin Agustin) were used to living moronic yet pretty normal and hassle-free lives until successful careerwoman Becky Pamintuan (John Lapus) accused them of killing her father and ruin everything for them. The Moron 5 are more than sure of their innocence but for the life of them, they can’t find any single satisfactory argument on how to prove it especially when their opponent would do everything to punish them for whim. Spending three miserable years in prison trying different failed comedic attempts to get out, they finally figured a way to escape. They stalked Becky and tried to understand why she’s fighting so hard to have them imprisoned when it’s clear as day that what happened three years ago was a nonsense frame-up. An opportunity came when Becky’s driver got fired for having an affair with her maid and Albert volunteered to apply to replace him. He infiltrated the Pamintuan Residence and together with his four crazily daft friends, they’ve gathered information about the curious family yet to them, it isn’t making any sense at all especially Becky’s unexplained hatred to the five of them. Why is Becky fighting so hard to have them suffer? The Moron 5 will try their hardest to know and hopefully understand what’s really going on although little did they know that by doing so, everything that they hold dear might be at risk.

Helmed by blockbuster director Wenn Deramas, “Moron 5 and the Crying Lady” is set to open in theaters nationwide on April 7, 2012.

Source: Starmometer.com

Coco Martin Paired with Marian Rivera in Upcoming Regal Movie


Coco Martin and Marian Rivera are doing a movie together, made possible by Regal Films.

Although they are primetime rivals, Coco Martin‘s “Walang Hanggan” is on the same timeslot as Marian Rivera‘s “My Beloved,” the two stars are set to collaborate in one special movie being produced by Regal Films.

Coco Martin, together with his manager Biboy Arboleda, has inked the deal with Regal Films, as well as Marian Rivera, together with her manager Popoy Caritativo.

There’s no concept yet for the Coco-Marian movie but the film outfit said it’s going to be directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes.


Source: Starmometer.com

‘Corazon’ Grosses P20.5-M, ‘Kontrabida’ Grosses P6.7-M in First 5 Days


Philippine box office results for the period March 14–18, 2012: “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” – P20.5 million, “My Kontrabida Girl” – P6.7 million. “John Carter” hits no. 1 for 2nd consecutive week.

Walt Disney’s “John Carter” led Philippine box office on its second consecutive week. The scifi film has grossed P25.52 million last weekend.

Local horror movie “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” opened at no. 2 with a a 5-day gross of P20.5 million, followed by the animated movie “Lorax” which debuted with P12.87 million.

GMA Films’ “My Kontrabida Girl” opened at no. 4 with a 5-day gross of P6.7 million followed by “Mirror Mirror” which debuted with P6.47 million.

HIGHEST-GROSSING FILMS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR 2012
(As of March 20, 2012)

1. UnOfficially Yours – P157.25-M
2. Underworld Awakening – P102.12-M
3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – P72.22-M
4. John Carter – P69.64-M *
5. Journey 2 The Mysterious Island – P67.71-M
6. Sherlock Holmes: A Games of Shadows – P61.95-M
7. The Vow – P59.2-M
8. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – P56.16-M
9. Chronicle – P35.48-M
10. This Means War – P32.1-M

* still showing in theaters

Source: Starmometer.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012

One Minute Movie Review: ‘Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang’


“Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” is a movie about how the mythical affliction of a woman engenders her to lose sanity until she becomes a monster.

CORAZON: ANG UNANG ASWANG

Main Cast: Derek Ramsay, Erich Gonzales
Supporting Cast: Epy Quizon, Mark Gil, Tetchie Agbayani, Mon Confiado, Mark Gil, Sharlene San Pedro
Director: Richard Somes
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Released By: Star Cinema for Skylight Films
MTRCB Rating: R-13
Opening Date: March 14, 2012

Gist: A married couple struggle to conceive a baby. They turn to excruciating religious rituals to overcome their plight and it paid off as the wife finally bears a child. On the day of the child’s birth, they found the baby dead. Feeling betrayed by God, the wife throws her faith and succumbed to the darkness inside her.

The Positive: Richard Somes does a superb job of establishing a nostalgic ambiance in “Corazon” as reflected in the movie’s lush visuals.

The Negative: The storytelling could have been more solid if only Somes had focused on strengthening the titular character.

Source: Starmometer.com

Monday, March 5, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It’s Official: ‘UnOfficially Yours’ is a Box-Office Hit!


“Ecstatic!” that’s how Star Cinema insiders describe the vibe inside their office the past couple of days.

“The feeling is beyond happy! Ang saya-saya naming lahat dahil hindi lang malakas kundi ang lakas-lakas ng “Unofficially Yours” sa box-office since it opened last February 15!” So there! Star Cinema, the lead cast John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin and the box-office director, Cathy Garcia-Molina did it again! And how!

“Unofficially Yours” is indeed raking it in at the box-office grossing a whopping 18.5M just for its opening day! Whew! Such a big feat, really! Naka-jackpot nga talaga ang official Valentine date movie ng taon. Unbelievably long ang pila ng mga gustong manood ng pelikula sa lahat ng sinehan na pinalalabas ito! Moviegoers wait, wait and wait happily to see the first big-screen team-up of John Lloyd and Angel. They are also extremely excited to see kung ano nga ba ang sinasabing daring theme at new brand of romantic-comedy ng nasabing pelikula. Marami nga ang naka-relate sa story, characters at message ng movie. Kaya ang resulta, nag-uumapaw sa pagkapuno ang takilya!

And not only that, but “Unofficially Yours” is guaranteed to be worth-seeing! In fact, it’s a must-see, what with the Cinema Evaluation Board giving it a Rated B dahil sa ganda ng pagkakagawa at kuwento nito. Masasabi talagang walang pangit na pelikula si Direk Cathy! From all her past movies, she never disappointed all of us dahil sa husay n’yang mag-direct.

So sabi nga, even if you’re single, in a relationship (whether official or unofficial), bagets, yuppie or just a good old fan of love stories eh puwedeng-puwede mo talagang ayain ang kapamilya mo, kaibigan mo, significant other mo, katrabaho mo or barkada mo to watch “Unofficially Yours”! Don’t be left behind. Nood na ng official at certified box-office hit movie this love season!

“Unofficially Yours” is now showing in over 100 theaters (and more cinema chains opening additional theaters by the day) nationwide!

Source: Starmometer.com

Monday, January 30, 2012

‘UnOfficially Yours’ Full Trailer Released


Star Cinema has released the official full trailer of the upcoming romantic movie “Unofficially Yours.”

Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz reunite on the big screen in the upcoming Star Cinema romantic movie “Unofficially Yours.”

Here is the synopsis of the movie:

The film deals about a man who falls in love with someone who doesn’t want to fall in love. John Lloyd plays the role of Macky Galvez, a depressed young man who’s been contemplating on why he had several failed relationships. Angel, on the other hand, plays the role of Ces, a modern-day woman who is afraid of commitments. When their worlds collide, a funny yet sexy love story develops!

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, “Unofficially Yours” is set to open in theaters on February 15, 2012.

Watch the full trailer here:

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