October 11, 2018

Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Returns to PH Theaters for 10th Anniversary Movie Marathon


Avengers assemble!  To celebrate an impressive decade of Marvel Studios blockbusters, starting October 13 and running through October 21, sixteen films spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe will be returning to Philippine theaters for the Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Movie Marathon.


Beginning with Marvel Studios' "Iron Man," the first film to kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and all the way through this year's releases of "Black Panther," "Avengers: Infinity War," and "Ant-Man and The Wasp," MCU films will be seen in the big screen again in participating cinemas across the country.


The complete list of movies to be shown includes Iron Man (2008), Thor, Thor The Dark World, Thor Ragnarok, Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-man, Ant-man and The Wasp, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 1, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, The Avengers, Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers Infinity War. 


Watch any of the past 16 Marvel films at any participating theater below for only Php 100 per title from October 13 to 21, 2018: 




·        SM Mall of Asia

·        SM Megamall

·        SM Davao

·        SM Seaside

·        SM Manila

·        SM Sta. Mesa

·        SM City Fairview

·        SM Aura

·        Trinoma

·        Centrio

·        Glorietta 4

·        Gateway

·        Robinsons Galleria

·        Robinsons Manila

·        Robinsons North Tacloban

·        Robinsons Pavia Iloilo

·        Vista Daang Hari

·        Vista Pampanga

·        Vista Bataan

·        Power Plant

·        Greenhills Promenade

·        Festival Mall Cinemas

·        Eastwood Cinemas



 

Fans can also avail of a special bundle ticket that allows access for all 16 films for just Php 1,200 which already includes a limited edition poster. Check out the respective websites and social pages of participating cinemas for the screening schedule.

 


Marvel Studios' unprecedented success over the last ten years is reflected in its cumulative box-office receipts worldwide. Legions of fans—both old and new—have enjoyed the live-action exploits of favorite Marvel Super Heroes in films that express the unique vision and creativity of the filmmakers, and deliver spectacle and thrilling action with relatable characters.


Watch out for Marvel Studios' highly anticipated motion pictures -- Captain Marvel and the Untitled Avengers 4 on 2019.


Follow @MarvelPhilippines on Facebook for the latest updates on your favourite superheroes in the Marvel Universe!

“Liway,” Cinemalaya’s Highest-Grossing Film of All Time Now Open in Select Theaters Nationwide


After a very successful premiere at the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival the film "Liway" begins its commercial run in cinemas across the country on October 10 Quantum Films is the distributor of this stirring motion picture. The story, which is set during Martial Law, is about a young mother who uses storytelling to protect her young son from the painful realities of prison life.

The movie is based on director Kip Oebanda's experiences as he was growing up inside the prison camp where his parents were detained. It features rousing performances by Glaiza de Castro as Inday/Kumander Liway, Dominic Roco, Soliman Cruz, Joel Saracho, Nico Antonio Sue Prado, Paolo O'hara, Ebong Joson, Gerry Cornejo, Diana Alferez, Julie Bautista, Pau Benitez, Liway Gabo, She Maala, Renante Bustamante, with Vance Larena, Upeng Galang Fernandez, and Khalil Ramos in a very special role. Child actor Kenken Nuyad plays Inday's son, Dakip. The screenplay is written by Kip Oebanda and Zig Dulay. The movie is produced by VY/AC Productions and Exquisite Aspect Ventures.

My childhood memories were full of laughter and love coupled with the daily routines of prison life," Oebanda writes in his director's notes. "Within the barb wired walls and the cramped Il room, I learned to read, write and speak." Although the young Kip was thrown into a place that was certainly unfit for a child, he learned to cope. Oebanda says, "My parents, to the best of their ability, tried to keep me healthy and happy. By all accounts and in the small flashes of my memory, it was a happy childhood."

Liway" presents through the poignant relationship of mother and child, the struggles of those who fought for freedom during Martial Law. "Beyond a deeply personal story of people who refuse to remain as victims, it brings the audience to the emotional journey and sacrifices that freedom requires," Oebanda elaborates.

Lead actress Glaiza de Castro hopes that the film's subject and message can motivate the
youth to examine the Martial Law period. She says, "(Sana) magiging kahalo na ng mga gagawin natin sa hinaharap. Magigiging inspirasyon.. ugat ng diskusyon." Producer Alemberg affirms, "To preserve the lessons of the past, we must tap both the hearts and minds particularly of the younger generations who may not have lived through the era".

The reaction so far has been nothing short of "electrifying." Thanks to good reviews and strong word-of-mouth, "Liway" is turning out to be the Martial Law movie of this generation. The story truly resonates with the people. Throughout the Cinemalaya 2018 festival, "Liway" played to SRO audiences wherever it was shown, eventually becoming the Audience Choice winner and the highest-grossing Cinemalaya film in the festival's 14-year history. At almost every those who watched were stirred to tears, standing ovations, and even patriotic screening, those who watched were stirred to tears, standing ovations, and even patriotic chanting.

So don't be left out. Find out why everyone is raving about "Liway". Catch it when it opens in theaters nationwide on October 10. 

Interested parties may organize block screenings; for more information, please visit the Liway Facebook page. 

Big Reveal: Maine Mendoza is Making the Big Switch

 

Phenomenal Star Maine Mendoza is a hot topic once again. Recently, a new endorsement shoot of hers leaked online and her hawk-eyed legions of fans were quick to grab the receipts. She was spotted at what appears to be the pictorial shoot for Maxi-Peel and word has it, she's the new endorser of their latest product called Maxi-Peel ZERO.

 


​Here's what we know: Word has it that she's looking for something more  than just a basic cleanser,  and she feels that her old brand simply doesn't make the cut anymore given her very hectic lifestyle. That's why she's making the switch. We've seen Maine endorse all sorts of products but over the years, she has become much more selective in terms of products and  brands she works with, choosing only the ones that she truly believes in. This is why she's not just the top celebrity endorser in this country, she is also the most compelling. Just very recently, Maine was one of the winners at the 8th EdukCircleAwards bagging two awards, the Most Influential Female Endorser and the Best Female Variety Show Host.

​Could this be the reason why Maine has been posting more selfies recently? Her supporters have been pointing out that her skin is to-die-for. Not a blemish in sight! And they are quick to add that her glowing skin is the perfect complement to her endearing personality.

​Reese Dianson, a Maine loyalist, proudly exclaims: "Love namin si Maine because with her, what you see is what you get. Hindi mo siya mapipilit sa isang bagay na ayaw niya. Kaya kung magpapalit nga siya ng brand, yun talaga ang kanyangpaniniwala. So kami, as true believers, lilipat din kami!" For Becca Lizada who has followed Maine from the first time she made her debut at Eat Bulaga: "Si Maine, totoong tao yan. Walang halong kaplastikan. Bawat galaw at salita niya, yun siyasa real life! Kaya sa endorsements niya, choosy si Maine dahilpangalan niya ang nakataya!".

​True or not, Maine's fans are buzzing with excitement and if it is, we're betting that just like any product she endorses, Maxi-Peel ZERO will soon be flying off the shelves, too.

C1 Originals Screens 9 Must-Watch Feature Films, Award-Winning Restored Classics, and Best of World Cinemas Starting October 12


Nine feature stories await moviegoers in the much-awaited Cinema One Originals 2018 along with restored Filipino classics, selected foreign films, best of C1 Originals, and exciting shorts when the festival starts on Friday (October 12).

The fresh roster of competition films are vying to reign over the festival’s 14th year with the theme “I Am Original,” with selections depicting stories of crimes and injustice from young and brilliant directors of this generation.

Among these films are:
A Short History Of A Few Bad Things
Asuang
Bagyong Bheverlynn
Double Twisting Double Back
Hospicio
Mamu; and a Mother Too
Never Tear Us Apart
Paglisan
Pang MMK

Aside from the film showing, three Cinema One Originals’ entries, for the first time, also have book versions - “Double Twisting Double Back,” “Hospicio,” and “Pang MMK.”

“Hospicio,” the original screenplay by Bobby Bonifacio Jr. and Juvy Galamiton, features the various stories of addiction not only of the institution’s residents but also of its officials.

John Lapus’ “Pang MMK” book is an inspiration on overcoming adversities and facing them directly with one’s strength of character.

The screenplay of “Double Twisting Double Back,” a film by Joseph Abello, is also transformed into an erotic sports thriller novel.

This year’s world cinema highlights include:
Ash is the Purest White
Bitter Melon
Girl
Las Herederas
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
The Poet and The Boy
Whitney

Among the restored classics to be showcased are:
Alupihang Dagat
Anak
Ang Padrino
Ang Panday
Dekada ’70
Got 2 Believe
Gumising Ka Maruja
Ikaw Pa Lang Ang Minahal
May Minamahal
Minsa’y Isang Gamu-Gamo
Nunal sa Tubig
Omeng Sanatasia
Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara
Sa Init ng Apoy

The festival held a special star-studded opening night last Tuesday with the screening of “A Star Is Born” at Gateway Cineplex, attended by participating filmmakers and cast, film industry stalwarts, and the media.   

Cinema One Originals is under the festival partnership program of the Film Development Council Of The Philippines (FDCP). 

Catch all the films starting Friday (October 12) until October 21 (Sunday) in:
TriNoma
Glorietta
Gateway
Santolan Town Plaza
Powerplant
SM North Edsa
SM Megamall
SM Manila
SM Sta. Mesa
FDCP Cinematheque Manila
Up Cine Adarna
Cinema ’76
Black Maria Theater
Cinema Centenario.

Ticket prices are at P200 each in major and alternative cinemas, P150 for students and at SM CineLokal theaters, and P100 at FDCP Cinematheque Manila. Festival passes are available ktx.abs-cbn.com. The C1 Originals books, priced at P195 each, are exclusively available for pre-order at National Book Store. 

Visit @CinemaOneOriginals (FB), @c1origs (Twitter) and @c1originals (IG) for more updates.

October 9, 2018

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg Reunite in Action-packed Movie "MILE 22," Now Showing in Theaters Nationwide


VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment proudly present “Mile 22”, the fourth film collaboration between director Peter Berg and two-time Academy award nominee Mark Wahlberg after their blockbuster movies “Patriots Day”, “Deepwater Horizon” and the Oscar-nominated “Lone Survivor”.

“Mile 22” follows an elite paramilitary team called the “Ground Branch” who must travel 22 miles in 38 minutes to transport a foreign intelligence asset from an American Embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield where he will be extracted and brought to the United States. This asset possesses highly classified information which could prevent terrorists from attacking and making at least six major cities uninhabitable.

As the Ground Branch risks life and limb in Southeast Asia, with the city’s military, police, and even street gangs closing in on them to reclaim the asset, its counterpart called “Overwatch” is tasked to aid them from thousands of miles away. Overwatch has mad hacking skills, monitoring the Ground Branch agents involved in the operation and communicating with them in real time to help keep them alive, in motion and on mission, as the action unfolds and the city quickly becomes a battleground.




Mark Wahlberg portrays James “Jimmy” Silva, the brilliant senior officer and leader of this small but lethal group. His brain is like a shark, always moving, always working, and seemingly incapable of slowing down; he is incapable of separating himself from his work. He feels a tremendous amount of responsibility to protect his country and his team, who know him to be direct, gruff, unpredictable, sarcastic, and all business.

When asked what drives Jimmy Silva, Wahlberg answers, “His upbringing, his youth…He has no family, no ties to anybody. (For him) the mission comes first, last, and in between. So, it’s a very unique kind of skill set that these guys have that are requirements for the job.”

Ronda Rousey (Furious 7, The Expendables 3) plays Samantha “Sam” Snow, a member of Silva’s group. This former UFC women’s bantamweight champion fighter excited shares, “They put the script in my lap and it was a completely fresh and different role for me, and I absolutely loved it. My role was not so dependent on being physical and fighting; it was like completely the opposite.” In this film, Rousey’s character exhibits extreme loyalty to her friends.”

Playing the foreign intelligence asset named Li Noor is Indonesian actor and martial arts master Iko Uwais, best known for his starring roles in the acclaimed action film series The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2. “Mile 22” marks his American film debut.

According to Peter Berg, “Iko is a big reason for me wanting to do this movie; he’s probably what started it.” The director reveals that he was mesmerized by Iko after watching The Raid. Iko has been referred to as “the next Bruce Lee”, and Berg began formulating plans for an action film to bring Uwais to a worldwide audience. That film became Mile 22.

Although “Mile 22” is a work of fiction, it’s standard practice for Berg to engage a group of consultants with real world experience – from Navy SEALs and Army Rangers, to CIA officers and computer experts – to assist the cast and filmmakers in creating accurate character depictions in terms of both actions and dialogue in any given situation. So viewers can expect a realistic and thrilling movie.

This intense and explosive film opens in cinemas on October 10.

October 1, 2018

CarGel's "Exes Baggage" Earns P142 Million in 5 Days


The reunion movie of former real-life lovers Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino, aka for their monicker CarGel, entitled "Exes Baggage" has earned P140-million on its first 5 days of showing.

“Exes Baggage” has raked in a whopping P142,347,119.26 as of September 30, according to Black Sheep Film Productions.

“Exes Baggage” tells the story of two people who found each other during a time of heartbreak.

Directed by Dan Villegas, the movie is still showing in more than 300 cinemas nationwide.

36th Luna Awards 2018 Winners - Aga Muhlach, Joanna Ampil, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Charo Santos-Concio


MMFF 2017 movie entry "Ang Larawan," a musical based on a play by late National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, won a total of 7 awards, including the coveted best picture at the 36th Luna Awards on Saturday

Star Cinema's "Seven Sundays" was the next big winner with three awards, earning best screenplay and editing to go with a best actor win for one of its lead stars, Aga Muhlach.

ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos-Concio, meanwhile, was given the FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award.

Below is the list of the full winners at the awards show, spearheaded by the Film Academy of the Philippines:

    Best Picture: 'Ang Larawan'
    Best Director: Loy Arcenas, 'Ang Larawan'
    Best Actor: Aga Muhlach, 'Seven Sundays'
    Best Actress: Joanna Ampil, 'Ang Larawan'
    Best Screenplay: 'Seven Sundays'
    Best Supporting Actress: Jasmine Curtis-Smith, 'Siargao'
    Best Supporting Actor: John Arcilla, 'Birdshot'
    Best Sound: 'Ang Larawan'
    Best Music: 'Ang Larawan'
    Best Editing: 'Seven Sundays'
    Best Cinematography: 'Ang Larawan'
    Best Production Design: 'Ang Larawan'
    
    FPJ Lifetime Achievement Awardee: Charo Santos
    Lamberto Avellana Memorial Awardee: Augusto Buenaventura
    Manuel de Leon for Exemplary Achievement Award: Rosa Rosal

September 30, 2018

All Hell Breaks Loose When “Johnny English Strikes Again”

In Universal Pictures' new action-comedy Johnny English Strikes Againwhat ensues is a battle of wit versus the witless, mastermind versus Mr Mindless, high tech versus analogue as Johnny English lurches from one mishap to the next.   

Showing in Philippine cinemas October 10, the film stars Rowan Atkinson (the Johnny English films), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and Emma Thompson (Beauty and the Beast).  

Five days before the British Prime Minister is to host her first G12 summit, MI7's security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed.   The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement, but with most of them either dead or close to it, the head of MI7 is left with only one choice, and his name is English… Johnny English.  

As the film's story process unfolded, the filmmakers hit on a theme: analog versus digital. From this, the plot and villain for Johnny English Strikes Again began to take shape. 

A man who perhaps was more in his prime in the pre-digital days, Johnny English remains the perfect symbol for the analog world. "The more the world becomes digitized, the more extraordinary analog is," says screenwriter William Davies. "There's something so physical and appealing about it. And of course analog has an advantage over the digital high tech of 21st Century. Analog is invisible to the digital world."

Representing the hi-tech digital world is American billionaire Jason Volta, the head of a tech company who meets with the Prime Minister to convince her to hand Britain's digital security matters over to his company. While the PM also pressures EU leaders to do the same, little does she realize that Volta is the one behind the security breach and the accompanying ransom demand. While Johnny English stumbles upon his scheme, when nobody believes him, he must set out to find proof. 

With Johnny brought back to MI7, the plot and characters began to be fleshed out for a story that takes Johnny English from London to the French Riviera and finally Scotland. As Atkinson explains, the script development comes down to two factors: "Is this an appropriate joke for Johnny English and is it a good enough joke?" His task is to ensure the tone of the ideas remain consistent with the Johnny English character – "this spy who's not as good as he thinks he is". 

Davies praises Atkinson for his innate comic sensibilities and the way he understands the Johnny English character. "The thing about Rowan is he knows exactly what's true to the character and the way the character is going to be in a certain situation. Certain things are too big or too wacky.  It has to feel real and it has to feel true, otherwise it doesn't work. The world around Johnny has to feel as real as possible to be funny. Rowan is very careful about how that stuff is calibrated."

Johnny English Strikes Again is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/ 

5 Notable Lessons from “FPJ Ang Probinsyano” Most Memorable Scenes


"FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" has just turned three. While its run has given us iconic and meme-worthy moments, the show remains loved by millions because of how its stories and characters reflect the lives of ordinary Filipinos and families. The lessons it has taught us are also just as enduring as the character of Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin), who continues to defy death and show us what it means to be a good son, husband, father, and citizen.

As it celebrates its three successful years on television, let's take a look back at the lessons "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" has shared with us through some of the most unforgettable and touching moments in the series.

1.    Forgiveness


Although Cardo loves and would do everything for his Lola Flora (Susan Roces), but this has not always been the case. Cardo used to carry a deep grudge against his grandmother for leaving him with another family when he was young. They met again when Cardo disguised as his deceased twin brother Ador, and he confronted Lola Flora and blamed her for all the hardships he experienced alone growing up. Lola Flora tearfully explained that she made the hard decision to make sure the young and sickly Cardo would live, and the family she left him with promised that they would pay for his medication. This revelation instantly took away all the pain in Cardo's heart and made him forgive his beloved lola.

2.    Sacrifice


Because of his fearless dedication to saving lives, Cardo has put himself in danger to accomplish his missions. But as he became a family man, he turned his focus towards his wife and son and gave up his post as a police officer. However, after his son was killed in a terrorist attack that was staged by Pulang Araw, Cardo decided to return to service as a Special Action Force member and set aside his family to hunt down the rebel group. His sacrifice has saved countless of lives, and eventually led him to becoming part of the vigilante group Vendetta that vows to expose corrupt officials and give justice to all their victims.

3.    Unconditional love


Cardo's dedication to avenge his son's death took a toll on his relationship with his wife Alyana (Yassi Pressman). The two lived separate lives for a time, but as soon as Cardo realized that he could potentially lose his wife for good, he rushed to her and brought her to a far-flung community so they could settle their conflict. There, Cardo showed how much he was willing to change for Alyana. It was not easy for her to accept his apology, but after a life-changing incident, Alyana realized that he couldn't live without Cardo and that there was no other man she would want to spend the rest of her life with.

4.    Acceptance


Makmak (Awra Briguela) was adopted by Cardo's family after his father, who used to be part of a syndicate, was sent to prison. After learning that Makmak got into trouble at school because he was teased for being gay, Cardo talked to Makmak and made him understand that there is nothing wrong with who he is. He also pointed out that what matters is that he knows how to love, respect, and fear the Lord.

5.    Patriotism and service


Cardo is greatly admired for his passion to serve the people. Often referred to as "idol" by netizens, he possesses the characteristics of an ideal citizen who strives to preserve peace and inspire people to do good deeds to others, no matter how big or small. Through his humble ways, Cardo has taught patriotism to viewers and showed them that they can be heroes too in their own ways.

Coco's character was also recognized by several government officials like former DILG secretary Mike Sueno and Director General of the Bureau of Corrections Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, who both lauded Cardo for setting a good example to public officials.

Don't miss the lessons shared in "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," weeknight on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). 

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

“The Nun” is a Holy Terror at the Box Office, Crossing $300 Million Worldwide


New Line Cinema's horror thriller "The Nun" crossed another milestone, surpassing $300 million at the global box office, it was announced today by Ron Sanders, Warner Bros.' President of Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.

Through Tuesday, the film has taken in an estimated $102.4 million domestically.  It has also been #1 at the international box office for three consecutive weekends, taking in an estimated $199.7 million, for a worldwide total of $302.1 million and counting.   

It continues to generate strong returns in Latin America and Mexico, as well as the U.S. Hispanic markets, where the popularity of star Demian Bichir is a major draw.  In addition, "The Nun" just opened at the top of the box office in a number of markets, including France, Italy, Russia and Korea.  

It currently ranks as the highest-grossing horror film of all time in twelve markets, including the Philippines (where it has grossed a whopping P287.5 million and still counting), Indonesia, Brazil, Romania and UAE; the biggest-grossing film in the "Conjuring" universe in more than 30 markets; and the highest grossing Warner Bros. Pictures release for the year in 26 markets, including the Philippines, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Romania, Poland and Sweden.  The combined gross for the "Conjuring" universe—the top-grossing horror franchise in cinema history—now stands at more than $1.5 billion.

In making the announcement, Sanders said, "This success further demonstrates the extraordinary scope and appeal of James Wan's "Conjuring" universe.  We again want to congratulate director Corin Hardy and the cast, led by Demian Bichir and Taissa Farmiga, and all the talented people who worked on the film who love to scare audiences and do it so well."

From director Corin Hardy ("The Hallow") comes "The Nun," exploring another dark corner of "The Conjuring" universe.  The terrifying film delves into the shocking origin of the demonic Nun Valak, who first made her evil presence known in "The Conjuring 2."  The film is produced by James Wan ("The Conjuring" films, upcoming "Aquaman") and Peter Safran ("The Conjuring" franchise).

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate.  Together they uncover the order's unholy secret.  Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of a nun, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.  

"The Nun" stars Oscar nominee Demian Bichir ("A Better Life") as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga (TV's "American Horror Story") as Sister Irene, and Jonas Bloquet ("Elle") as local villager Frenchie. The cast also includes Charlotte Hope (TV's "Game of Thrones") as the abbey's Sister Victoria, Ingrid Bisu ("Toni Erdmann") as Sister Oana, and Bonnie Aarons, reprising her role from "The Conjuring 2" as the title character.

Hardy directed "The Nun" from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman ("IT," the "Annabelle" films), story by James Wan & Dauberman.  Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter, Dauberman, Michael Clear and Todd Williams served as executive producers.

New Line Cinema presents an Atomic Monster / Safran Company production, "The Nun."  Still playing in Philippine cinemas, "The Nun" is being distributed in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.  

Jerome Ponce, Vivoree Esclito, and CK Kieron Teach Value of Inner Beauty in “Wansapanataym: ManiKen ni Monica”

 

Jerome Ponce, Vivoree Esclito, and CK Kieron are teaming up to teach viewers that real beauty goes beyond just physical attractiveness in "Wansapanataym Presents: ManiKen ni Monica" starting this Sunday (Sep 30).

Often bullied for his looks, Ken (Jerome) dreams of becoming a successful model. But in reality, he is overweight, pimply, and struggles with low self-esteem. 

His wish is granted when he comes across Bulalakaw, a wishmaster who transforms Ken into a dashing man. Ken then finds success in modelling, but eventually becomes conceited and arrogant.

But Ken's accomplishments will only make him want more. His insatiable desire to be flawless will be fulfilled once again by Bulalakaw, who makes him a mannequin. 

In order to eliminate the curse, Ken will have to find someone who loves him unconditionally – a task that will be made difficult by his family, friends, and acquaintances, whose memory of him will be wiped out. 

Ken will then meet Monica (Vivoree), who finds the mannequin version of himself. Like Ken, Monica is insecure and longs to be noticed by her dream guy, Yoshi (CK).

How will Ken and Monica help each other love themselves for what they truly and simply are?

Also part of "Wansapanataym Presents: ManiKen ni Monica" are Malou Crisologo, Dennis Padilla, Tess Antonio, Simon "Onyok" Pineda, KenKen Nuyad, Benj Manalo, Markus Paterson, Patty Mendoza, and Ashley Colet.

Catch the magical stories filled with valuable lessons in "Wansapanataym Presents: ManiKen ni Monica" beginning this Sunday (Sep 30) on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For more information, go to ‪fb.com/dreamscapeph and follow @dreamscapeph on Twitter and Instagram.

KOOLFEVER introduces Kristine Hermosa and son Vin as brand ambassadors


Kristine Hermosa and son Vin are the newest ambassadors of KOOLFEVER's best-selling fever relief pads. Following the launch of their commercial, the actress graced an exclusive event and talked about the challenges of caring for children when they are unwell. Speaking from personal experience, the young mom relayed how KOOLFEVER's gentle cooling gel sheets help alleviate her worries by providing her kids, especially one-year-old Vin, with quick and effective relief from fevers.  

"Vin can't sleep when he has a fever. It's hard to see him restless and uncomfortable, that's why I'm grateful for KOOLFEVER. It's easy to use and it helps bring down his temperature so he can feel better in no time," Kristine says. "I've always trusted KOOLFEVER to help relieve my kids of their fever. It is a must have for me in my first aid kit. 


 


Each KOOLFEVER pad has a soft, bouncy gel made of 80% moisture that absorbs and disperses heat from the body. It's formulated to sustain the cooling effect for up to four hours, and its texture ensures it stays in place even if your baby moves around while he sleeps. It is an effective alternative to a sponge bath, which helps provide relief from fever discomfort. Moreover, the gel has no coloring or fragrance, so it's guaranteed to be gentle on your baby's sensitive skin.  


 


Made by Kobayashi Pharmaceutical in Japan, KOOLFEVER comes in four (4) variants: KOOLFEVER Baby, for infants up to 2 years old; KOOLFEVER Child, for those between two and 12 years old; KOOLFEVER Adult, and KOOLFEVER EXTRACOOL for adults. All variants are available in leading supermarkets and Mercury Drugstore outlets nationwide.  

Basta Fever, KOOLFEVER.

Join Ricardo Dalisay in Solving a Crime in ABS-CBN’s First Escape Room Game at Left Behind PH

 

Experience the thrill and action of ABS-CBN's leading primetime action series "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" in an escape room opening on October 6 (Saturday) at the third level of Ayala Malls Vertis North.  

ABS-CBN has partnered with Left Behind PH, a local escape room game company, to bring the fun and suspense of the country's most watched program to life in an exciting and stimulating challenge in continuing celebration of the show's third anniversary.

Inside the "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" room, Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin) and the rest of Vendetta have infiltrated the lair of a syndicate and they need help to seize evidence of the latter's illicit activities.




Players are locked inside and are left to find clues that Cardo and Vendetta members have laid out. However, the clock is ticking and participants need to solve the challenge within 30 minutes.

Expect a gripping game involving wit and teamwork in the theme of "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano." Players who make the cut will receive a special place in the leaderboard and also get a chance to earn the Heroes title.





Open to at least two up to six players each, interested players may try the game at only P250 each on weekdays and P350 on weekends. Players ages 12 to 17 years old have to be accompanied by at least one participating adult.

Book your slot now via www.FPJAPescaperoom.com and experience the excitement of solving a crime the "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" way.

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September 22, 2018

Vice Ganda, Toni Gonzaga and Daniel Padilla Reunite for the New MOR Philippines Jingle


The new MOR Philippines jingle, sung once again by Vice Ganda, Toni Gonzaga, and Daniel Padilla, will unite the different MOR stations across the country under one sound, giving listeners a familiar home on the airwaves.

MOR Philippines will bring FM radio listeners around the Philippines together with the simultaneous launch of its new jingle, across its 17 stations nationwide, at 11:55 AM on Monday, September 24.

It was written by Lloyd Oliver "Tiny" Corpuz, Thyro Alfaro, Rox Santos and Jonathan Manalo, who have also composed hit songs that are played on the radio.

MOR Philippines is uniting not just through its jingle but also through its plugs and shows, like the number one FM radio drama on-air right now, "Dear MOR," which has already been airing all over the country.

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

Kris Aquino Imagines the Possibilities in a Home and Work Space Equipped with Samsung Digital Appliances


The Queen of All Media Kris Aquino released a new webisode on her popular online channel, The Aquinos, in which she marvels at the time- and resource-saving features of the Samsung Digital Appliances. More than the top-notch service that these technologies provide, she also loves how they allow her to spend more loving moments with her sons, and provide quality experiences for everyone on her team.

"I know na for most of us na mga working moms, it's really a challenge na ma-run natin properly and smoothly ang ating mga households," says Kris. "I'm very blessed because there are a lot of people helping me do that, but gusto ko rin naman na maging mas madali and convenient for all of them."

(I know that, for most of us who are working moms, it's really a challenge to run our households properly and smoothly. I'm very blessed because there are a lot of people helping me do that, but of course, I want things to be easy and convenient for all of them, too.)   

Samsung Digital Appliances offer meaningful solutions to the needs of modern homemakers and consumers like Kris. At home, the actress and her family enjoy the pioneering

technologies and the life-changing benefits of the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator, Smart Oven, and FlexWash™. This innovation extends to her new studio, which is equipped with the Samsung Wind-Free™ Air Conditioner.

See how Kris provides the best care for her loved ones with Samsung Digital Appliances here: http://y2u.be/-3a_mHIOZ44

Jack Black Plays a Fun Uncle Who Teaches Magic in “The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” Now Showing in PH Theaters

For the role of Jonathan Barnavelt in Universal Pictures' fantasy-adventure The House with a Clock in Its Walls, it was important to the filmmakers to find someone who would serve as the initially frightening relative to live with…who then becomes the really fun uncle to join you on an adventure.

For director Eli Roth, the role can be done justice only by comedy superstar Jack Black.

"Jack just encapsulates all of it," says Roth.  "It's hard for me to think of anyone else in the role other than him.  I'd seen him perform live in Tenacious D; I've seen all of his movies.  You think of Jack, and you just laugh; he has so much personality, so much charm, and he's so funny.  But he also has such heart.  In his films like School of Rock or Bernie, he's an incredible dramatic actor.  He has such humor, life, and such a soulful quality to him.  It's a dream come true to watch him create this role."

The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle Jonathan Barnavelt (Black) in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart.  But his new town's sleepy fa├žade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

Black has long thought of himself as a kid at heart, and like his collaborators, he appreciated the fact that Jack Kripke's script brought the spirit of John Bellairs, author of the book from which the film was based.  Despite its dark themes of loss and tragedy, the story offers lessons, excitement and pure joy.  "This is a movie that kids of all ages can enjoy," reflects Black, "but we want to give them a thrill.  Sometimes you have to go dark to give them that."  He particularly appreciates the secret at the story's core: "They're living in a house that has a living clock of doom, and they have to disengage the clock to save the world."

One of the core themes to The House with a Clock in Its Walls is honoring one's individuality.  In the film, Jonathan plays certain notes on his saxophone, and it will open up his magic…unique to him.  Black reveals that element is one of his favorites about the story: "Tapping into our unique weirdness is the key to a person's individual magic.  Let the individuality out." 

Black was duly excited about Cate Blanchett's casting as powerful witch Florence Zimmerman, and he remains appreciative of their time on set together.  "The idea of working with Cate was exciting and daunting," he states.  "I told everyone I knew I was working on a Cate Blanchett movie; I think she's the best actor in the world.  Blue Jasmine is one of the best performances of all time."  

The chemistry between Black and Blanchett is unexpectedly whimsical, and Blanchett and Black had a ball delivering Kripke's zingers at one another.  "Jonathan and Florence have been long connected through their love of magic," adds Blanchett, "but also a mutual respect.  They bicker and fight like George and Martha from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.  But they have a deep love of one another, and they understand each other's foibles—as well as the pain that they've both experienced.  There's a great love between them, as much as they tussle with one another."

Now playing in Philippine cinemas, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph

Meet “Wonder Jane,” The Newest Travel Hero


Wonder Jane is our everyday Hero in saving us from our daily personal care needs! 
Wonder Jane aims to help you be worry free as you enjoy your adventures with its line of products that has been customized for quality you can surely trust!

Wonder Jane Travel Kit is a 5-in-1 kit which you can bring with you everyday for your daily needs. It is made for those who are always on the go. It Includes:




Undercover Wash - Sles-Free liquid soap with no artificial fragrance. Keep your body clean from head to toe! Use it as shampoo, facial wash, Body cleanser and hand wash anytime.

Bug Rescue - Formulated for its Mosquito repelling properties with a custom scent using all natural ingredients. Shoo the Mosquitos without the unpleasant smell!

Hand Sanitazer - This Hand Sanitizer disinfects without drying the skin. Enjoy keeping your hands clean with this all-natural custom scent.

Anti-Stink Bomb - Never leave the toilet smelling like a Bomb! This all-natural poop spray will keep your toilet clean and pleasant for the next mission!

Bum Shield - This disposable toilet seat cover will give you maximum protection from germs. Bum Shield is hygienic and easy to use. Biodegradable and perfect for travel!




You may purchase your own kit at www.wonderjane.ph and soon Wonder Jane will be flying around your friendly neighbourhood stores. 

It cost 850PHP per kit and will be available online starting September 15, 2018.

S+A Airs Cardiff City vs. Bunley Match Feat. Azkals Goalie Neil Etheridge on September 30

 

It's another exciting week of football for Filipino fans of the beautiful game as S+A will be airing LIVE matches in the ongoing English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga seasons, highlighted by the Cardiff City vs Burnley match featuring Azkals goalie Neil Etheridge on September 30.

Spanish powerhouse FC Barcelona, led by the indomitable Leo Messi, will take on Girona to fire things off on La Liga this Monday (September 24) at 2:45 am, LIVE from Camp Nou. The next La Liga match day will be on Thursday (September 27) with Sevilla taking on the new-look Real Madrid squad at 3:55 am, LIVE from the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium. 

Action shifts to the anticipated S+A debut of Philippine Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge as his Cardiff City club takes on Burnley in the EPL on Sunday (September 30) at 10:55 pm. Meanwhile, EPL giants Chelsea and Liverpool, led by Eden Hazard and Mo Salah respectively, will clash at an earlier time, 12:55 am, to get an early lead from each other in the EPL table.

Etheridge became the first ever Filipino to play in the EPL when he debuted last August. After an impressive debut form, the 28-year-old was nominated for the August Player of the Month in one of the most-popular football leagues in the world.

S+A and LIGA, sports channels of ABS-CBN Sports, were also the country's official broadcasters of the recent the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. S+A also airs selected matches and highlight shows from top European club football leagues such as the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, and Italian Serie A through a partnership with Hong Kong-based holdings company Triple CH as part of ABS-CBN Sports' efforts to promote love and appreciation for the most popular sport in the world in the Philippines.

Don't miss the intense action in La Liga and the EPL this week as S+A brings the matches LIVE between Barcelona and Girona on Monday (September 24) at 2:45 am, while Sevilla-Real Madrid takes palce on Thursday (September 27) at 3:55 am. Meanwhile, Sunday (September 30) is EPL day as Chelsea takes on Liverpool at 12:55 am while Neil Etheridge makes his S+A debut as a member of Cardiff City against Burnley at 10:55 pm. For sales and advertising inquiries, please contact ABS-CBN Airtime Sales at (+632) 415-2272.

For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN's sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

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