Friday, February 22, 2019

Catriona Gray's Homecoming Concert Airs on KBO this Sunday, February 24


Welcome Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Grey into your own homes this weekend as KBO airs her one-night-only homecoming concert at the Araneta Coliseum live this Sunday at 7 PM (February 24).

Raise your flags and welcome the new queen. Joining Catriona are MayMay Entrata, TNT Boys Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, and Francis Concepcion, as well as Morisette Amon, Jed Madela, Bamboo, and KZ Tandingan.

The concertwill be hosted by Boy Abunda. Aside from the guests mentioned, viewers can also catch the one-on-one interview of Vice Ganda with the newly crowned beauty queen.

KBO viewers are in for a treat this long weekend as Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo’s “First Time” makes its TV premiere with the digitally restored at remastered film “Forevermore,” “You’re My Boss,” Kusina Kings,” and “That Thing Called Tadhana.”

To catch this weekend’s KBO movies, simply register using any prepaid or postpaid SIM. For prepaid, just load up (Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, TNT) with P30; press the green / INFO button on your TVplus box remote to get your box ID; then text KBO30 (date) to 2366.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Smart Gives Away Free Tickets to Maroon 5 ‘Red Pill Blues Tour’ Concert in Manila


Smart Communications, Inc, in partnership with MMI Live, is bringing back American pop rock band Maroon 5 to Manila for the much anticipated ‘Red Pill Blues Tour’ set at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 5, 2019.

The tour is the latest addition to this year’s stellar line-up for Smart Music Live, Smart’s way of bringing world-class local and international artists closer to music lovers and subscribers through exclusive perks and amazing fan experiences.

As a big treat, Smart Music Live has already given Smart Prepaid and Smart Postpaid subscribers an exclusive 10 percent discount on VIP tickets. But to up the ante, Smart is also giving subscribers many other exciting ways to win free tickets to the concert:

If you are a Smart Prepaid user, you can get a chance to win a pair of tickets by simply buying prepaid load and GigaSurf products at participating SM stores or online via Lazada.

If you are a Smart Postpaid subscriber, all you have to do is upload a photo on Facebook and/or Instagram describing how much of a loyal Smart subscriber you are, and why you deserve to win free tickets - using the official hashtags #SmartMaroon5 #SmartPostpaid #SmartMusicLive and follow @livesmart.

Get a chance to win ‘Red Pill Blues’ Tour tickets through Smart's exciting online promos at smrt.ph/smlgiveaway.


Fifth visit to Manila

Maroon 5’s anticipated return to Manila is their fifth visit to the Philippines since 2008, and is part of the ‘Red Pill Blues Tour’ around Asia, which includes legs in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

The tour is in support of their sixth studio album, "Red Pill Blues," which features smash hits such as "Girls Like You," "Wait," and "What Lovers Do." The album features guest collaborations with ASAP Rocky, SZA, Julia Michaels and LunchMoney Lewis. The third single off the album ‘Girls Like You’ was also released with a new version featuring rapper Cardi B, which debuted at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Red Pill Blues peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200.


A-listers for Smart Music Live

Maroon 5 joins the long list of world-class musical acts brought to the country by Smart Music Live, which includes Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Niall Horan, Fifth Harmony, Britney Spears, Shawn Mendes, and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher, among others.

Earlier this year, hip-hop and house sensations Kid Ink and Dada Life headlined the Plus63 Music & Arts Festival in Cebu as part of Smart Music Live’s opening salvo for the year.

Stream Maroon 5’s music and videos with Smart Giga Video 99 and enjoy Video Every Day up to 1 hour or 1GB per day on YouTube and more. Now, you can also enjoy it with unli calls to Smart/TNT/Sun and unli texts to all networks for only an additional Php50. To register to Giga promos, simply dial *121#.

For exclusive updates, make sure to check out Smart’s official www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications, Twitter and Instagram (@livesmart) accounts and follow the hashtag #SmartMusicLive.

McJim’s Newest Viral Short Film “The Bully” Zeroes in on the Pathetic Plight of Bullying Victims


Nearly two decades into the new millennium, the age-old problem of bullying remains to be a cause for concern among school authorities and parents of bullied children, mainly because most cases take place in the campus. For some reason, however, such incidents have been largely kept unreported until a fairly recent bullying incident broke out and went viral on social media, creating quite a ruckus among netizens.

Bullying, in fact, is an issue that is hiding in plain sight. According to the United Nations’ 2018 report, one in three children worldwide experience some form of bullying, a disturbing fact we must confront if we resolve to find a long-term solution to the problem.

 


This is the central theme of McJim Classic Leather’s newest viral short film titled “The Bully,” which zeroes in on the pathetic plight of bullying victims.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig, it tells the story of Ramon Christian Galvez (played by Jordan “Jay” Castillo, Jr.), an anti-bullying advocate who returns to his alma mater to give a talk on bullying. This rouses memories of the character’s own disquieting past—visions that continue to haunt him to this day.

With ‘The Bully,’ McJim comes up with yet another compelling and socially relevant short film that tackles issues we need to talk about as a humane and progressive society,” says Cahilig, who is also behind McJim’s previous award-winning shorts “Pitaka,” “Sinturon,” “Bag,” and “No Strings Attached.”

 



Once again, McJim proves to be more than just a lifestyle brand as it strives to stay relevant in this day and age. It does so rather convincingly as it takes on another critical advocacy: anti-bullying,” Cahilig says of McJim and its newest short film, which, the director promises, will get viewers hooked until the end - all for a good cause.

‘The Bully’ is a heart-rending but essential watch for people of all ages. Bullying is real. If we persist in glossing over the issue, we will do a disservice to scores of bullying victims and to the values that we hold dear,” Cahilig asserts.

He likewise counsels the youth. “If you are a victim of, or a witness to, bullying, don’t keep quiet. Talk about it and ask for help.”

“The Bully” comes at a time when issues concerning child abuse are coming to the fore. The short film also has worthy precedents. “Pitaka” was hailed as the Best Branded Digital Ad at the 40th  Catholic Mass Media Awards, and the Best Illustrated Poem at the 2018 Wales International Film Festival. “No Strings Attached,” meanwhile, bagged the Best Social Shorts award at the Liverpool International Film Festival 2018 in the United Kingdom.

Prior to “The Bully,” McJim earned praises for its first LGBT-themed short filmed “Bag” for its honest portrayal of a gay-straight friendship - a bold and unconventional move for a masculine brand like McJim.

“The Bully” and other McJim short films can be viewed on McJim’s official Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIM/.

“The Bully” was crafted by a team led by Yuji Gonzales (screenplay), Patrick Ferrer  (cinematography), Paulo Luneta (editor), Kenneth Amparo (online vfx and color), Jordan Castillo, Jr. (assistant director), Kat Salinas (sound design), Richard Gonzales (scoring), Johanna Evangelista (production manager), and Christian Paul Mendoza (production coordinator). It also stars Adrian Cabido, RJ Perkins, Gold Azeron, Allen Ansay, Sheryl Pasia, and Johanna Evangelista.

For generations now, McJim Classic Leather has been the leading and trusted brand for classic leather goods and accessories of superior quality and design.

For more information, visit and like the official McJim Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIM/ .

Thursday, February 21, 2019

NU Takes Aim at UAAP Juniors Crown on ABS-CBN S+A

 

The Nazareth School-National University (NSNU) Bullpups go for the UAAP Juniors crown when they face the Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) Blue Eaglets in Game 2 of the UAAP Juniors Finals on Friday (February 22).

The game airs LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, iWant, and sports.abs-cbn.comfrom the FilOil Flying V Centre at 3 pm.

The Bullpups bucked a halftime deficit and won 70-58 in last Monday's (February 18) Game 1 by outscoring the Blue Eaglets 28-15 in a pivotal third quarter led by Carl Tamayo and Kevin Quiambao, their answer to the towering Ateneo frontline of Kai Sotto and Geo Chiu. With the timely sniping of Terrence Fortea and Gerry Abadiano's steady play, the Bullpups look closer to recapturing the UAAP Juniors diadem.
  
The Blue Eaglets, meanwhile, have to make the necessary adjustments to stay alive and defend the crown they won over the Bullpups last season. Season MVP Sotto was outplayed with five turnovers despite a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds. Playmaker Forthsky Padrigao, likewise, tallied eight turnovers in his Finals debut.

ABS-CBN Sports analyst Danica Jose believes that it is an uphill battle for Ateneo despite having the best player on the floor in the 7'1" Sotto.

"I guess it's safe to say that NU has been effective with their gameplan against Ateneo, which is to keep the back court pressured to delay the Eaglets' attack centered on Kai. Ateneo has never beaten NU in three tries despite the presence of Sotto and Chiu. Although we can never discount the fact that the Finals is a different story altogether, for sure Ateneo will make the necessary adjustments and of course they have the championship experience," she explained.

Will the Bullpups finally reclaim their crown? Or will Ateneo force a decider?

UAAPJuniors basketball action continues as the Finals plays its second game on Friday (February 22) with the NSNU Bullpups trying to dethrone the Ateneo Blue Eaglets from their perch at 3 pm. All the action will be airing LIVE from the FilOil Flying V Centre on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD with streaming available at sports.abs-cbn.com and iWant.

For more stories and news on UAAP Juniors basketball and the bright young hoopers of the country, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com

For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Polo Ravales Must Prove He’s No Longer Gay to Save His Marriage

 

Polo Ravales plays a man who is determined to save his marriage by all means, including renouncing his homosexuality, on this Saturday's (February 23)"Ipaglaban Mo."

The return of a friend from his gay past threatens Ian's (Polo) happy life with his wife Lisa (Roxanne Barcelo), and their daughter.

This causes Lisa to become suspicious that Ian has not truly turned away from being gay, which leads to her filing for an annulment.

How will Ian prove to Lisa, and to the court, that he has truly changed and is committed to his family?

Ipaglaban Mo," the longest-running legal drama on Philippine television, offers viewers entertaining and informative episodes about real-life cases, which they may learn from. It also offers free legal advice to the public every week at ABS-CBN's Tulong Center in Quezon City. 

Don't miss the "Kubli," episode of "Ipaglaban Mo," directed by Chad Vidanes, this Saturday (February 23) after "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” Spot Reveals New Footage

 

Warner Bros. Pictures has just revealed a new TV Spot featuring never-before-seen footage from its upcoming live-action adventure "POKÉMON Detective Pikachu."

Check out the spot below and watch "POKÉMON Detective Pikachu" in Philippine cinemas May 09.



"POKÉMON Detective Pikachu" is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  

Khalil Ramos Wins iWant’s Japanese Global Game Show “Find the Wasabi in Nagoya”

There is no stage that Filipinos cannot conquer — even a Japanese game show — as Kapamilya star Khalil Ramos defeated other Asian artists and conquered all the missions of the reality-game show "Find the Wasabi in Nagoya," streaming on ABS-CBN's streaming service iWant.

Khalil faced several challenges to find the "secret spice" of Nagoya and ended up outperforming singer-actor Daniel Sher of Singapore and actor-model Tay Tawan of Thailand.

As his prize, the Kapamilya star had the chance to perform with one of Japan's biggest boybands "Boys and Men" in their concert at Nagoya Dome, which was attended by 35,000 people.

For five episodes, Khalil, who is also hailed as the first Pinoy top hunter, showcased his skills and wit in every task, while discovering the unique culture of Japan. Aside from the gripping race of the Asian artists, the show also featured some of Nagoya's breathtaking tourist spots and mouth-watering cuisines that viewers can also enjoy.

Khalil is only one of the Filipino artists who brought pride to the country as ABS-CBN continues to champion Filipino talent on the world stage.

Watch Khalil and his journey to becoming the first Pinoy top hunter on iWant for free via its iOS or Android apps or via web browser on iwant.ph. More subscribers can also get their iWant craving in the comfort of their own homes as they can already connect the streaming service to their TVs via Chromecast and Apple Airplay.

iWant is one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines' leading media and entertainment company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.

Mobile subscribers can also enjoy their favorite movies and shows on iWant whenever and wherever they are by subscribing to the telcoproviders' respective promos. Smart, TNT, and Sun subscribers can now stream iWant videos via Smart Gigasurf 99 with Video Every Day for only P99, which comes with 2 GB data for surfing and all apps and an additional 1 GB per day to watch up to one hour of videos every day, valid for seven days. Globe mobile customers, meanwhile, can enjoy video streaming of their favorite Kapamilya movies and TV shows on iWant for as low as P29 with GoWATCH. To register, just text GOWATCH29 to 8080 and get 2 GB or up to five hours of streaming for iWant and other video apps & sites valid for one day.

For updates, like www.facebook.com/iWant, and follow @iwant on Twitter and @iwantofficial on Instagram, and subscribe towww.youtube.com/iWantPH.

Jed Madela Soars High with “Superhero” Album feat. “Be With You Again,” a Collaboration with BoybandPH

 

Multi-awarded recording artist Jed Madela has finally introduced his newest and much-awaited album "Superhero" under Star Music, now available on digital platforms—iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, and Spotify.
The "Tawag ng Tanghalan" judge's latest offering has multiple tracks, including "Superman," "Superhero," "I Got Your Back," "You Were Mine," and "Di Matitinag."
Also part of his "Superhero" album is the single "Be With You Again," his exciting collaboration with BoybandPH. 
"It's about two people who had a relationship that didn't work. One of them is hoping to get another chance at love," Jed shared. "Be With You Again" is now part of the MYX Daily Top 10 (as of Feb. 18).
The highly anticipated album launch, held last Saturday at Eastwood Open Park with Six Part Invention, also featured guest performers JMKO and Lara. It was led by musical director Rey Cantong and hosted by MYX VJ Ai dela Cruz. 
Aside from the recording project, the World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) hall of famer is also set to have his 15th anniversary concert tour all over the Philippines and also in the US and Canada this year.  
Download Jed's "Superhero" album on digital stores and watch out for his nationwide mall tours to promote his latest songs. For more details, like Star Music on facebook.com/starmusicph, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram @ StarMusicPH.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

MEGA Sardines’ #MegaGandaAngBuhay Short Film “First Day” Delivers a Mega Dose of Kilig this Love Month


Do you still remember your first day at your very first job?

In the wake of its first two viral videos “Adulting” and “Tipidity,” MEGA Sardines, the Number 1 sardines brand in the Philippines, treads lightly into 2019 with “First Day,” its third short film under its

#MegaGandaAngBuhay Trilogy.

“First Day” tells the story of Joseph, an idealistic, fresh-out-of-college young man from Cebu (played
by Jindric Macapagal) who is caught in an awkward situation on his first day at work in a Makati office.


What could go wrong—or right—on Day 1?

‘First Day’ reveals the answer in an unexpected and heartwarming manner, delivering a mega dose of ‘kilig’ on a hugely relatable slice of life,” says film director and public relations specialist Chris Cahilig.

As shown in its first two short films, the MEGA Sardines’ #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, Cahilig points out, reinforces timeless Filipino themes and values. While “Tipidity” brought humor and “Adulting” delivered drama, “First Day,” the third and last film in the trilogy, offers lighthearted
moments and wraps up with a plot twist that the audience won’t see coming.

Whether at work or at home, there’s very little doubt that intriguing conversations—and   relationships—can be sparked by delectable comfort food,” Cahilig hints at what’s coming.



However one looks at it, “First Day” fits right into the #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign by depicting how MEGA Sardines, as a staple viand, has fortuitously figured in the unforgettable “firsts” of its Filipino patrons.

“First Day” was made possible by Tiu Lim Foundation (executive producer), Rommel Sales (cinematography), Yuji Gonzales (screenplay), Jegs Morales (offline editor), Kenneth Amparo (online

editor), Melai Entuna (line producer), Clark Lopez (assistant director), Kat Salinas (sound design), Richard Gonzales (scoring), Det Moldera (accounts manager), Yani Bautista (production manager), and Johanna Evangelista (production coordinator). “First Day” can be viewed on MEGA’s official Facebook page www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines and YouTube channel (Mega Global).

Meanwhile, “Tipidity” and “Adulting” have garnered, to date, almost 3 million views on YouTube alone. Both short films can also be viewed on MEGA Sardines’ official Facebook page.

Manufactured by Mega Global Corporation, MEGA Sardines offers the freshest and most delicious sardines packed within 12 hours from catching to canning. It is available in easy-to-open cans and pouch formats for convenience.

MEGA Sardines is available in supermarkets nationwide, with a wide array of variants like MEGA Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Tomato Sauce with Chili, Paksiw Style, and Spanish-Style; MEGA Sardines Creations in Natural Oil and in Spanish-Style; MEGA Extra Hot Sardines; MEGA Fried Sardines Tausi and MEGA Fried Sardines Hot and Spicy.

For more information about MEGA Sardines and its #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, visit www.megaglobal.com.ph or www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines .

“Aquaman” Hits Major Milestone with $800 Million at the International Box Office

 


Warner Bros. Pictures' "Aquaman" has hit new heights at the international box office, with tickets pushing the DC Super Hero past the $800 million mark.  The announcement was made February 19 by the head of Warner Bros. Pictures International Distribution, Tom Molter.

The impressive box office run overseas has propelled the film to become the highest grossing DC title ever both globally and internationally, as well as in 36 territories, including the Philippines (at Php 582-million), China, Spain, Brazil and Taiwan. 

"Aquaman" is already the second-highest grossing Warner Bros. title internationally, behind only "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2," and also stands as Warner Bros.' biggest earner in 24 international markets, including the Philippines, China, Brazil, Indonesia, Taiwan and the UAE.  The benchmark international number also drives the global box office figure to $1.13 billion and counting.

Industry-wide in the Philippines, "Aquaman" ranks as the eighth overall biggest grossing film ever in PH history, including both local and foreign titles.

Molter stated, "'Aquaman' began its journey in China and has made its way around the globe through every major international market, most recently landing in Japan in early February to great success.  Its remarkable box office throughout the world is a measure of the film's ability to entertain across cultures and in every language, and we congratulate James Wan, Jason Momoa and the entire team for creating such a hugely entertaining cinematic experience for audiences everywhere."

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes "Aquaman," the origin story of half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that takes him on the journey of his lifetime - one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.  The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, and stars Jason Momoa in the title role.

The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman's ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project") as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson as Orm, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the revenge-seeking Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman ("The Hours") as Arthur's mom, Atlanna.  Also featured are Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, an Atlantean Commando, and Temuera Morrison as Arthur's dad, Tom Curry.

Wan directed from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC.  The film was produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Peter Safran Production, a James Wan Film, "Aquaman."  The film has been released in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” Beats the Pilot Episode of “Kara Mia” in the Ratings

 

The action-packed scenes of "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" continued to grip more Filipinos nationwide as the show scored a double-digit lead against its new rival show last Monday (February 19).

The Kapamilya series registered a national TV rating of 41%, or 23.1 points higher compared to "Kara Mia" that only got 17.9%, according to data from Kantar Media. The Coco Martin-starrer was also a hit online as its official hashtag #FPJAP3Pasakit joined the list of trending topics online.

Viewers were kept on the edge of their seats as Alakdan (Jhong Hilario) and General Hipolito (John Arcilla) busted Diana (Angel Aquino) and Bubbles' (Bianca Manalo) attempt to escape from being held captive, putting their lives in great danger. Meanwhile, after the tragic death of Romulo (Lito Lapid), Cardo and the rest of Vendetta found refuge in a family living in the mountains, which will be their temporary hideout as they plan for their troupe's attack to take down their enemies.

But Don Emilio will not let Cardo and Vendetta win in their battle as he plots to take down the vigilante group.

Will Cardo successfully beat their enemies and save their remaining allies?

For three years, viewers have welcomed Cardo into their homes as the well-loved character delivered action-packed battles and memorable lessons. Since it started airing, "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" has remained the most-watched program in the country.

Don't miss the action and lessons in "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," weeknights on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Memories Lead to Regrets in the LizQuen Movie “Alone/Together,” Now Showing in Theaters Worldwide via TFC at the Movies


People do not always make the right decisions in their lives, and often this leads to life's "what ifs" or simply called regret.

In one of Eric Jackson's articles published in Forbes online, he has written about "The 25 Biggest Regrets in Life. What are Yours?" and fifth on his list is "breaking up with my true love/getting dumped by them". Jackson said that "romance is a big area of regret for most of us…It is tough to simply be happy with the love that you've found and takes away from the special moments you have today, if you're constantly thinking back to what you once had."

This kind of regret is the theme of ABS-CBN Films Black Sheep's latest movie offering, "Alone/Together", which stars one of the most-followed loveteams in the Philippines today, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, that is written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone.

"Alone/Together" is the story of college sweethearts Raf (Gil) and Christine (Soberano), whose paths will take a different turn that lead them to the biggest regrets in their lives.

Aside from the intriguing story of Raf andChristine, Jadaone also noted how the two stars' individual characters tackled the "disillusionment" that some graduates feel upon facing the real world—a familiar situation to some overseas Filipinos.

"When you're in college, you feel na you can change the world. But we find college graduates become disillusioned when they face the real world, so 'yon 'yong tackled sa movie--they are in that period in their lives. Ibang-iba ka na no'ng college ka sa ngayon, iba 'yong taong pinangarap mo maging kaysa sa taong naging ikaw (When you're in college, you feel that you can change the world. But we find college graduates become disillusioned when they face the real world, that is what the movie tackles—they are in that period in their lives. You are different from who you were in college, from who you dreamed you will become, to who you have become)," Jadaone explained.

Will Christine and Raf live forever with regrets or will they get the chance to turn things around?

Find out what will happen to Christine and Raf's lives in the film "Alone/Together" as it screens in the following dates and regions: February 17 in Taiwan; February 21 in the Middle East and Papua New Guinea; February 22 in U.S., Canada and Fiji; February 23 in Vienna, Austria and Gutenberg, Sweden; February 23 and 24 in U.K.; February 24 in Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, Rome, Bologna, and Padova in Italy, and Dublin, Ireland; February 28 in Australia, New Zealand, and Brunei; March 1 in Saipan; March 2 in Espoo, Finland; March 3 in Milan, Florence, and Torino in Italy, Athens, Greece, Copenhagen, Denmark and Paris, France; and March 10 in Oslo, Norway.

For the cinemas list in your region, visit mytfc.com/alonetogetheremea.kapamilya.com, and TFC's official Facebook pages applicable for your area.

Bea and Aga, Carlo and Angelica Movies Now Showing on. SKYcable Pay-per-View

 

Four of the country's premiere actors and actresses, Bea Alonzo and Aga Muhlach, Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban lead the Valentine's offering of SKYcable Pay-Per-View this February.

In the reunion movie of "Gimik" alumni Carlo and Angelica, two people take a chance at love after sorting through their baggage from their past relationship. See how Nix (Carlo) and Pia (Angelica) find spark and try to discover if they truly are for meant each other. 

Aside from being one of 2018's blockbuster movies—grossing over P350 million—it also served as the debut movie of Black Sheep, a film outfit of ABS-CBN Films geared towards the millennial market. 

Catch the Dan Villegas film until February 21, with another Black Sheep offering "To Love Some Buddy," Angelica's hit movie with JM de Guzman "That Thing Called Tadhana," and "Nakalimutan Ko Nang Kalimutan Ka" for only P30 for a 3-day access.

Starting February 22 until March 1,another film that SKY viewers should not miss is the first team-up of Aga and Bea on the big screen, "First Love."

Shot in Vancouver, Canada, the movie is about impulsive photographer Ali (Bea) who challenges Nick (Aga) to savor every moment of his life before it is too late.

Don't miss the TV premiere of this 2018 film with Bea's two other movies, "How To Be Yours," and "Four Sisters and a Wedding" plus "Recipe for Love," and Pinoy Pride 43", also for only P30 for a 3-day access. 

To subscribe, call 418-0000 orSKY local offices or visit www.mysky.com.ph/starcinemappv. SKYcable subscribers can also access these movies in standard or high definition from the comfort of their home or on any device anytime, anywhere via SKY on Demand.

Toni and Alex, Aga and Bea Movies Lead KBO this February



Sisters Alex and Toni Gonzaga face off to capture the heart of Sam Milby as Aga Mulach and Bea Alonzo rediscover love in this month's KBO features.

In their first MMFF movie ,together "Mary Marry, Me" Mary Anne (Alex) comes home for her upcoming wedding to Pete (Sam). She needs the help of her sister Mary Jane (Toni), who is a wedding coordinator. But the relationship of the sisters will be tested as Mary Anne later finds out that Pete is the former lover of Mary Jane.

Meanwhile, also catch the 2018 Star Cinema film "First Love," the big screen team-up of Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo, this February 23 to 25. Directed by Paul Soriano, find out how will Ali (Bea) try to make Ali, a reserved businessman, to believe in love again.

Exciting viewing continues on ABS-CBN TVplus as it is also extending the free trial of its new channels.

To catch this weekend's KBO movies, simply register using any prepaid or postpaid SIM. For prepaid, just load up (Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, TNT) with P30; press the green / INFO button on your TVplus box remote to get your box ID; then text KBO30 (date) <TVplus box ID> to 2366.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visitwww.abscbnpr.com.

Smart’s Hit Online Series ‘‘FindHer’’ Now Showing on Cignal TV




Due to its massive success, Smart's first ever online series, 'FindHer,' is airing as a one-hour special on Cignal Digital TV's lifestyle and entertainment channel, Colours, starting February 16, Saturday, at 9 p.m.

The hit online series will also have replays over the next two days, February 17 (11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) and February 18 (3 a.m and 1 p.m.). Colours on Cignal is on Channel 60 (SD) and Channel 202 (HD). It is also on Channel 40 (SD) for SatLite and Cablelink subscribers.

A one-of-a-kind romantic-comedy story in the time of smartphones and dating apps, FindHer's first five episodes debuted on Smart's YouTube channel on Feb. 9, garnering over one million views on the first day. The highly anticipated final two episodes were aptly released on Valentine's Day, and by then, the series' pilot had reached over 2.6 million views.

Bringing the best content to subscribers

"Smart's widely successful seven-part mini-series, 'FindHer,' is making its way from digital to TV. This is just the first of many innovations between both Cignal and Smart to bring the best content to all of our subscribers," said Jane Basas, Cignal TV President & CEO.

"This is Smart's first venture into creating an online series, so we are really ecstatic when 'FindHer' reached over 2 million views within just 48 hours. Through Cignal, we can't wait to bring it to more audiences, who will find the series funny, heartwarming, and relatable," said Andrew L. Santos, PLDT-Smart FVP and Consumer Marketing Head.

 "We are overwhelmed with the positive reception to 'FindHer,' and we look forward to creating more of these amazing stories that highlight the important role of technology in shaping and nurturing relationships," said Carlo Endaya, PLDT-Smart VP and Prepaid Business Head.

From acclaimed filmmaker and writers

'FindHer' stars Barbara Ruaro (Dog Days), Vance Larena (Bakwit Boys) and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Dionne Monsanto (Tubig at Langis, Glorious). Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Victor Villanueva and written by Carl Chavez and Rod Marmol, 'FindHer' was co-produced with Epicmedia and Bent & Buzz.

Since the release of the series, netizens have been abuzz with lively debates and discussions over the quintessential dilemma of modern dating: Is love online? Find out what everyone has been talking about by catching 'FindHer' on Cignal and Smart's YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Smart, Sun and TNT customers can stream the series with Video Every Day, which offers up to one hour of free video streaming on YouTube, iflix, NBA League Pass, iWant and Cignal Play. Video Every Day comes with any active subscription to Giga Surf promos. To register to Giga Surf, simply dial *121#.

Join and follow the discussions online by using the hashtags #IsLoveOnline, #'FindHer'Series and #SmartVideoEveryDay.

VIVA International Pictures Releases “Serenity” Starring Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey



VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment proudly present "Serenity", a film filled with thought-provoking scenes that will give its viewers more sense of mystery than serenity.  

Matthew McConaughey (Academy Award Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club) plays Baker Dill, a fishing boat captain leading a quiet life in Plymouth Island until his ex-wife Karen shows up with what Matthew has described in an interview as "a very indecent proposal" .   

Karen, played by Anne Hathaway (Academy Award Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables), is now married to a multi-millionaire named Frank, played by Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Terminator Genisys).  

Talking about her character, Hathaway says that she's "in a desperate situation" because she is "trapped in a toxic and abusive marriage".   She wants Baker to get rid of Frank by taking him out on a fishing tour and dropping him in the ocean for the sharks.  

Hathaway reveals that she and Baker "got together when Karen was quite young".  They had a child, but he went to war and it tore their family apart.  "And so she has to figure out what she's gonna do, being a single mom.  She finds this guy (Frank) who kinda reminds her of Dill.  He likes to fish. She starts to think like maybe she can build a life with him, and then he turns out to be her worst nightmare come true."

Baker, who is now romancing Constance, a moneyed beauty of Plymouth Island, played by Diane Lane (Academy Award nominee for Unfaithful), is still trying to move on from his troubled past.  But can he truly turn his back on his ex-wife?  What will it take for him to forget about his conscience and help her out?

Director Steven Knight (Lock, Redemption), who also wrote the screenplay, attests that "Matthew is the best there is" when it comes to playing Baker Dill.  He explains that the character "doesn't give of himself too readily, someone who's closed in and I thought that was Matthew.  Because of the nature of the twist I want beautiful people…and he's also beautiful."   As a writer, two of Knight's best known works are Seventh Son andThe Girl in the Spider's Web.

Serenity is McConaughey and Hathaway's second movie together.  The first was Interstellar in 2014.

Asked what drew them to do this movie, Matthew replies, "I saw a character that I could be very personal with, really find an identity that I can understand."  It's also a well-written story, plus Knight is a writer/director that he trusts.  

Hathaway agrees with McConaughey about the story being creative and extraordinary. "I got half-way through (reading) and I have no idea what's going on, but I'm completely in and I just let it carry me away.  And I wind up in a place that was very different than I thought it was going to, but it was a place of feeling and intelligence and soulfulness."  

Serenity was filmed in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa.  It opens in cinemas on February 13.  

Robi Domingo is #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo Love Guru

 

It is a love and laughter filled month on ABS-CBN Lifestyle as the leading celebrity lifestyle website onboards "Pinoy Big Brother: Otso" host and MYX VJ Robi Domingo as its first ever male guest editor. 

Robi gets to share his helpful insights on all matters of the heart—from love for family to love of career to the most important, self-love. It is also a month of revelations in the love department as he admitted to ABS-CBN Lifestyle, "I'm happy, really happy. No, seriously, I'm happy!"

Two celebrity couples who have stood the test of time also impart their inspiring love stories on the site. Kyla and Rich Alvarez and Gladys Reyes and Christopher Roxas, who are now married for 14 and 26 years, respectively, revealed their firsts and lasts as a couple in a series of honest, tear-jerking videos.


 


In line with the "Love Month" theme, ABS-CBN Lifestyle is set to launch the following original and in-depth visual stories on the stuff close to each Kapamilya star's heart. 


 


"Homes We Love" will showcase celebs and their spaces with cheat sheets on how to emulate their aesthetics; "I Love My Job" will center on personalities and their exciting sidelines and passions; and last but not the least, "Pet Mah Love" will feature these stars and their dearest pet animals inspiring them everyday.

Check out the exciting reads and videos with Robi, February's ABSCBNLifestyleInspo. Catch more Inspiring Stellar Stories on ABS-CBN Lifestyle by logging on to Lifestyle.ABS-CBN.com and following the site through its social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter @abscbnlifestyle.

Saab Magalona and Husband Jim Bacarro Take on Blue Ant Entertainment’s “Game of Firsts”



In time for the love month, Saab Magalona-Bacarro and Jim Bacarro took on on Blue Ant Entertainment's Game of Firsts. The couple, who are now married for four years and together for a total of eight, shared further details about their "firsts" as a couple. Taking their fans to their trip down memory lane, they opened up about their relationship through a fun game, which later on revealed that their first date was the start of their love story. More fun facts about the duo were shared in a light and funny video released on Blue Ant Entertainment's Facebook and Instagram pages.





The game started with a question about their first anniversary where they revealed that in the first two years of being together, they did not have an anniversary, they were even unsure of the exact date of their first date. Not knowing what the next question will be, Saab and Jim's reactions were captured raw and questions were answered on the spot.




The Game of Firsts' is a test to know how much a couple remember about their "firsts". The set of questions vary from the color each of them were wearing on their first date, their reaction the first time their partner farted in front of them, to their families' first impression of each other.


Enjoy the Game of Firsts with Saab and Jim on Blue Ant Entertainment's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment/videos/602389050208210/ and on Instagram @BlueAntEntertainment.


If you are looking for more romantic, funny, and awkward real life first date moments, catch First Dates every Monday to Wednesday, 8:50 PM on Blue Ant Entertainment available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channel 37.

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