Family Oriented MMFF 2017 Entry ” Meant to Beh”

Family comedy film titled “ Meant To Beh ” which is one of the official entries at the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017.

Bossing Vic Sotto , Ms. Dawn Zulueta together with GMA channel 7 Kapuso stars Ms. Gabbi Garcia, Ruru Madrid, Andrea Torres and child star  Baeby Baste. It had been decades since both stars teamed up for a movie project.

The film is rated “Rated G” or for general patronage by  Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or ( MRTCB) . 

Unlike the previous film made by Mr. Vic Sotto which deals with fantasy , This film is comedy with slight twist about family issues. This is the one of the rare moments that Bossing Vic Sotto and Ms. Dawn Zulueta is teaming -up.


The movie was one of the first four films to make it to the “Magic 8” based on script submissions.

Sotto said it also makes him happy that several Kapamilya , Kapuso , Kapatid and even indie stars agreed to be part of “Meant to Beh.” He also jokes about Kabisote fans being part of the film. DSCF7650.JPG

L-R Director Chris Martinez, Mr. J C Santos, Ms. Dawn Zulueta and Mr. Vic Sotto

Part of the cast are Dawn Zulueta, Daniel Matsunaga, JC Santos, Sue Ramirez, Gabbi Garcia, Ruru Madrid, Andrea Torres and child actor Baste. Special appearance during the film were Ms. Pauline Luna, Maine Mendoza, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros.

HD trailer courtesy of Sine Pelikula You Tube

This year’s host of the MMFF 2017 film festival is Muntinlupa city which is celebrating their 100th founding anniversary. The much anticipated Parade of Stars  is scheduled on December 23; Awards Night, December 27. This was according to Philippine Information Agency (PIA), MMDA and Muntinlupa City websites.

The film will be shown starting December 25, 2017 in over 100 cinemas all over the country and is expected to top block office and rake some major awards.

Parade Routes

The MMFF Parade of Starts will jump off from Muntinlupa Sports Complex going to Buendia St. and Centennial Avenue. It will pass through the extents of the National Road from Barangay Tunasan to Alabang.

The parade will also enter the Filinvest City thru Corporate Ave and Bridgeway and will end at Filinvest Event Grounds / Block 30 for a short program.

Temporary closure of the National Road will be implemented 12:00 pm onward.

After the parade, the floats will be transferred to the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

The official entries for this year’s MMFF include ‘Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad’ (Star Cinema, Viva Films), ‘Ang Panday’ (Star Cinema, CCM Productions), ‘All of You’ (Quantum Films, MJM Productions), ‘Deadma Walking’ (T-Rex Productions), ‘Siargao’ (TEN17P), ‘Haunted Forest’ (Regal Films), and ‘Ang Larawan’ (Culturtain).




Critically Acclaimed ” Toto ” Sid Lucero Indie Film at Philippine Cinemas

Critically acclaimed indie film ” Toto ” will make another run in 10 Philippine cinemas starting November 23, 2016 .

Celebrity Sid Lucero, Thou Reyes, Blake Boyd, Mara Lopez, Neil Ryan Sese, Bembol Roco, Bibeth Orteza, Liza Dino, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Jelson Bay, Che Ramos, Marnie Lapus, Raul Montesa, Carlo Cruz, David Christopher, Lorenz Martinez, and Sheila Valderrama.

The movie runs about 111 minutes and the genre is dark , comedy , drama Mr. John Paul Su co-wrote the film, based on a true story, with Donald Martin.

You Tube upload courtesy of Director John Paul Su 

Synopsis :

Antonio “TOTO” Estares comes from Tacloban, Philippines, a place ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. His mother has cancer. He works at a hotel in Manila and tries every which way to get to the U.S. so he can support his family – which he’s been doing since his father died and left them penniless.

His father had made it to Las Vegas to become a stage act and promised to petition his family but he ended up as a dishwasher who drank and gambled everything away. The only thing Toto inherited from his father is the obsession of the dream, which he has forged into his own, and is intent on fulfilling it because it was also once his mother’s hope.

Toto makes one failed attempt after another to get a U.S. visa, risking friendships, his job, a lot of borrowed money, his dignity, and his heart. What he doesn’t realize is that, in a way, he’s already made it to America. The hotel is America. The U.S. guests represent the good, the bad, and the ugly of America. After Toto meets the bad and gets ripped off, he loses hope. Yet it’s a good American who helps Toto, in a most unexpected way.


Audience Choice Award for Best Film,

39th Asian American International Film Festival

Best Foreign Feature Film, 19th L.A. Comedy Festival

Best Actor, 19th L.A. Comedy Festival

Special Jury Prize, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival

Best Director, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival

Best Supporting Actor, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival

Best Supporting Actress, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival


Asian American International Film Festival

Hawaii International Film Festival

Los Angeles Comedy Festival

Metro Manila Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

Palm Beach International Film Festival

Rome Independent Film Festival

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Batman versus Superman : Dawn of Justice Trailer and Cast

Viewers from all over the world are thrilled with the release of the official trailer of the movie Batman versus Superman : Dawn of Justice trailer .

Among the cast and crew incudes Henry Cavil, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Harry Lennix and Christina Wren reprise their roles from Man of Steel.Joining the cast are Ben Affleck   as Batman, Gal Gadot  as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg   as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons  as Alfred Pennyworth,Ray Fisher  as Cyborg,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Tao Okamoto  as Lex Luthor’s assistant Mercy Graves  , Scott Mc Nairy , Callan Mulvey , Jena Malone and Holly Hunter have been cast in unspecified roles.

Movie fans and toy collector are still waiting for the collectible official merchandise items .

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 25, 2016, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.

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New Photo Release of Ghostbuster 3 Casts in Uniforms


Ghostbusters 2016 casts:  Melissa Mc Carthy, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon with Ecto 2

Film director Paul Feig in his Twitter account showed the photos of the casts in uniforms . The all female cast would be quite different compared to the first 2 Ghostbusters movies. The filming location includes Old Everett High School in Massachusetts, United States of America . Production Companies – Pascal Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment ( SPE ) . The film is distributed by Columbia Pictures .

According to Mr. Dan Aykroyd , “Ghostbusters 3″ is an exciting movie because of the dynamics of the three female lead stars. Although the three actresses have very distinct voices, they will come together to ensure that fans would have a blast while watching the movie.”

Toy and Film collectors around the world are still waiting for the collectible merchandise releases like character toy, die cast cars , movie posters among others .

original Ectomobile -1 car in 1984 film ( screen grabs)

For die-cast toy collectors -The original Ecto-1 is a 1959 Cadillac professional car with all the ghost busting equipments in the first 2 films .

2016 Ghostbuster Ecto -1

While in the new film , the car looks like Cadillac Superior Hearse 1983-1984 – which is less bulky and more fitting. The commercial chassis had a wheelbase of 144.5 inches, and was a whopping 242 inches long.  This hearse is one of only 450 Cadillac hearses produced by Superior Coach Company in 1983. Ghostbuster 3 film is showing in UK in15 July 2016  and July 22 -USA and Norway , July 27- Belgium , July 29 -Turkey As of the press time , local film distributor in the Philippines still had no release date .

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Hari ng Tondo BlogCon : Cinemalaya Director’s Showcase

Makati , Metro Manila- Philippines

The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival marking its 10th anniversary is a film competition and festival that aims to encourage the creation of new cinematic works by Filipino filmmakers.

Awards are also given in the Short Feature Category and the Directors Showcase.


An intimate group of bloggers and freelance writers were invited to a night hosted by Director Carlos Siguion -Reyna, Ms. Bibeth Orteza and some of the cast of the film.


 A grandfather Mr. Ricardo Villena (Robert Arevalo) on the verge of bankruptcy , on the same day he is told his granddaughter Anna’s (Cris Villonco) wedding is not pushing through and his grandson and namesake Ricky (Rafa Siguion-Reyna) is not graduating from college—again.  Anna has caught her fiancé with another woman while Ricky just wants to sing and compose songs. Ricardo believes his grandchildren’s weaknesses to battle life’s trials is caused by their sheltered lifestyle. To remedy this, the patriarch brings them to his birthplace, Tondo, where he owns a decrepit tenement housing called “Alapaap.” Away from their Forbes Park milieu, the grandchildren meet various people who will help mold their future.


group photo with some of the cast and bloggers

Performed by Mr. Robert Arevalo, Ms. Liza Lorena, Mr. Rez Cortez,Ms. Aiza Seguerra, Ms. Cris Villonco, Ms. Ciara Sotto, Mr. Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Mr. Lui Manansala,Mr. Gian Magdangal,Mr. Lorenz Martinez,Ms. Menggie Cobarrubias, Mr. Carlos Canlas,Mr. Mark Tayag,Mr. Raul Montesa,Mr. Jelson Bay, Mr. Hans Eckstein, Mr. Gino Ramirez, with the special participation of Mr. Eric Quizon, Ms.  Ali Sotto, and  Mr. Audie Gemora.


Sound Design by Albert Michael Idioma.
Original Music Score by Myke Salomon.
Art Direction by Rolly Carino.
Edited by Manet Dayrit.
Cinematography by Jay Abello.
Line Produced by Tess Fuentes, Ruth Racela.
Executive Producers are Francisco Tiu-Laurel, Jr. and Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

A presentation by Reynafilms, Inc. and Central Digital Labs, Inc. Produced and written by Bibeth Orteza. Directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

The schedule of film showings in major movie theaters in Metro Manila

Cinemalaya 2014 Official Screening Schedule for HARI NG TONDO: Aug 2 (Sat): 12:45pm CCP Little Theater 4:00pm TriNoma Cinema 4 Aug 3 (Sun): 1:30pm TriNoma Cinema 1 Aug 4 (Mon): 12:45pm CCP Main Theater 4:00pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4 4:00pm Alabang Town Center Cinema 4 Aug 5 (Tue): 1:30pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5 Aug 6 (Wed): 12:45pm CCP Multi-Purpose Hall (Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino) 6:15pm CCP Main Theater 9:00pm Fairview Terraces Cinema 5 Aug 7 (Thu): 4:00pm Fairview Terraces Cinema 5 6:15pm CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) Aug 8 (Fri): 10:00am CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater) 6:30pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 4 6:30pm Alabang Town Center Cinema 4 9:00pm TriNoma Cinema 1 Aug 9 (Sat): 3:30pm CCP Multi-Purpose Hall (Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino) 6:30pm Greenbelt 3 Cinema 5 9:00pm TriNoma Cinema 4

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