Sunday, November 19, 2017

Cinema One Originals 2017 Winners: Changing Partners, Agot Isidro and Dan Villegas


"Changing Partners" bagged the most awards at the 2017 Cinema One Originals Film Festival awards night held at the Dolphy Theater on Sunday, November 19.

Agot Isidro was named Best Actress, while fellow "Changing Partners" star Jojit Lorenzo bagged the Best Actor award.

Dan Villegas (Changing Partners) tied with Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki) for Best Director.

Here is the full list of winners of Cinema One Originals 2017:

Best Sound: Mikko Quizon (Nervous Translation)
Best Music: Vincent de Jesus (Changing Partners)
Best Editing: Marya Ignacio (Changing Partners)
Best Production Design: Donald Camon and Julius Somes (Historiographika Errata)
Best Cinematography: Alex Espartero (Historiographika Errata)
Best Screenplay: Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
Best Director: Dan Villegas (Changing Partners) and Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
Best Supporting Actress: Mae Paner (Si Chedeng at Si Apple)
Best Supporting Actor: Ricky Davao (Paki)
Best Actress: Agot Isidro (Changing Partners)
Best Actor: Jojit Lorenzo (Changing Partners)
Best Ensemble Acting: Changing Partners
Best Short Film: Sorry for the Inconvenience (Carl Chavez)
Best Documentary: Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane (Dempster Samarista)
Best Picture: Paki
Jury Prize: Historiographika Errata
Special Mention: Si Chedeng at Si Apple

Special Awards:

Audience Choice Award: Changing Partners
Champion Bughaw: Changing Partners
C1-Minute Vivo Perfect Short Film: Saludo by Carlo Canlas

ALL OF YOU Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay


Check out the trailer of Quantum Films and MJM Productions' entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled ALL OF YOU starring Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay under the direction of Dan Villegas.





Plot: Gab and Gabby, two individuals who have strong opposing views on love and marriage, fall in love and agree to be in a committed relationship, notwithstanding their differing outlook in life. As they hit the 3-year mark, the couple find themselves back to where they started, as they ask themselves where their relationship is headed. Will they meet halfway or move on to different directions?

"All of You" is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

MEANT TO BEH Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Vic Sotto and Dawn Zulueta


Check out the trailer of OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment's entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled MEANT TO BEH starring Vic Sotto and Dawn Zulueta under the direction of Chris Martinez.




Also starring JC Santos, Sue Ramirez, Ruru Madrid, Gabbi Garcia, Baste, Andrea Torres, and Daniel Matsunaga, "Meant To Beh" is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

ANG PANDAY Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Coco Martin, Mariel De Leon and Kylie Versoza


Check out the trailer of Star Cinema, Viva Films and CCM Productions' entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled ANG PANDAY starring Coco Martin. It is helmed by Coco himself  - his first high-profile directing job.



Also starring Mariel De Leon and Kylie Versoza, "Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad" is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

THE REVENGER SQUAD Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach


Check out the trailer of Star Cinema and Viva Films' entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled GANDARRAPIDDO: THE REVENGER SQUAD starring Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach under the direction of Joyce Bernal.




Also starring Karla Estrada, Ejay Falcon, Lassy Marquez, RK Bagatsing, Wacky Kiray and Loisa Andalio, "Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad" is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

HAUNTED FOREST Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Jon Lucas, Jameson Blake, Maris Racal and Jane Oineza


Check out the trailer of Regal Entertainment's entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled HAUNTED FOREST starring Jon Lucas, Jameson Blake, Maris Racal and Jane Oineza under the direction of Ian Loreños.




Plot: The story revolves around Aris and his estranged daughter, Nica. When Aris was reassigned, he immediately starts on a case investigating a murder which is staged similarly to the death of a childhood friend that haunts him. While his father is away, Nica, her cousin and her local friends went for an outing where she started to get weird things happen to her. She tries to shake it off at first, but it gets worse day after day.

Also starring Joey Marquez,Jerald Napoles and Raymart Santiago, "Haunted Forest" is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

DEDMA WALKING Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman


Check out the trailer of T-Rex Entertainment's entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled DEDMA WALKING starring Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman under the direction of Julius Alfonso.




Synopsis: A Palanca-winning comedy about gay best friends for life John (Joross Gamboa) and Mark (Edgar Allan Guzman) whose friendship is put to the test when one of them has a terminal illness and asks the other to help him stage his fake death, wake, and funeral as his dying wish. The result is a laughfest of "deadly" proportions.

With the special participation of Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Iza Calzado, Sue Ramirez, Candy Pangilinan, and Eric Quizon, "Dedma Walking" is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

ANG LARAWAN: THE MUSICAL Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Paulo Avelino, Rachel Alejandro and Joanna Ampil


Check out the trailer of Culturtrain Musicat Productions' entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled ANG LARAWAN: THE MUSICAL starring Rachel Alejandro, Joanna Ampil, Cara Manglapus, Sandino Martin, and Paulo Avelino under the direction of Loy Arcenas.




"Ang Larawan" features original music by Ryan Cayabyab and the Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a script penned by National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio.

Also stars and ensemble of award-winning Filipino performers such as Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Rayver Cruz, Robert Arevalo, Nonie Buencamino, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Nanette Inventor and Ms. Celeste Legaspi, the movie is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

SIARGAO Trailer - MMFF 2017 Starring Erich Gonzales, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Jericho Rosales


Check out the trailer of TEN17P’s entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 entitled SIARGAO starring Jericho Rosales, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Erich Gonzales under the direction of Paul Soriano.






Also starring Luke Landrigan, Manuel Melindo,  Ikit Agudo and  Anj Pessumal, "Siargao" is showing nationwide on December 25, 2017.

(Video) Rachel Peters "Golden Chicken" National Costume for Miss Universe 2017


Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters wowed the crowed with her "golden chicken" inspired national costume during during the 66th Miss Universe competition in Las Vegas on Saturday evening, November 18 (Sunday morning in Manila).

Rachel looked stunning in a revealing golden swimsuit with a trail that transforms into wings. She completed her look with Sarimanok headpiece.

Filipino fashion designer Val Taguba created Rachel’s national costume while her knee-high golden shoes was by Jojo Bragais. Watch below:


Friday, November 17, 2017

Derek Ramsay Returns to ABS-CBN, Resolves Conflict with Kapamilya Execs


Derek Ramsay returns as Kapamilya after meeting with the Kapamilya network executives to resolve the issues that surrounded his network transfer back in 2012.

In a press statement e-mailed to Showbiznest.com by Kane Errol Choa, Head for ABS-CBN's Integrated Corporate Communications, the network says: "ABS-CBN welcomes back Derek Ramsay who will soon work with Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino in the film 'Kasal' under Star Cinema."



(Trailer) "Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad" featuring Superheroes Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach


The long anticipation is over as Star Cinema finally revealed the official teaser trailer of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry "Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad."

The trailer featured Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach in their superhero characters as Gandarra, Rapiddo and Kweenie. 

Watch below:



Directed by Joyce Bernal and co-produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films, "Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad" opens in cinemas on Christmas Day.

(Trailer) "Ang Panday" featuring Coco Martin as Flavio


Star Cinema has released the official teaser trailer of Coco Martin's MMFF 2017 entry entitled - the Carlo J. Caparas' epic fantasy action film "Ang Panday". Watch below:




Coco will be joined by his two beauty queen leading ladies Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa and Binibining Pilipinas - International 2017 Mariel de Leon. 

Under the direction of Coco Martin himself, "Ang Panday" is showing in theaters nationwide on December 25, 2017.

Jona All Set to Belt Out Beautiful Music in “Prima Jona” Concert at The Theatre at Solaire on November 18


Jona Viray, one of today’s most in-demand Kapamilya singers, is set to belt out beautiful music live on a one night, full orchestra concert dubbed “Prima Jona,” together with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, happening at the Theatre at Solaire on November 18 (Saturday).

The Star Music artist, now on her 12th year in the business, teams up with the excellent group of musicians under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga for an incredible show that is set to highlight her uniquely soulful yet powerful voice with a wide-ranging set list perfect for the young diva.

Joining the Birit Queen is one of her idols and music inspiration, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, as her special guest for a vocal showdown like no other.




Jona’s major concert caps off her numerous yearlong successes, which began when she introduced her self-titled album under Star Music in February, followed by the sold-out Birit Queens concert in MOA Arena and world tour in Dubai and USA.

Three of her songs made it to BillboardPH Top 20 when it released its first ever charts in June, including “Maghihintay Ako,” “Pusong Ligaw,” and “You. Both “Maghihintay Ako” and “Pusong Ligaw” have peaked at no. 3 and have remained in the charts for 22 weeks now.

Her songs are likewise big hits on YouTube, with her “Pusong Ligaw” video now with 17 million views, “Maghihintay Ako” with 8 million views, and “You” lyric video with almost 7 million views.

She also bagged the Song Of The Year win for “Maghihintay Ako” in the MOR Pinoy Music Awards last August and also became the Best Female Recording Artist in the Alta Media Icon Awards held on October 6. She was also hailed as “Most Influential Performer,” together with Birit Queens Morissette, Klarisse de Guzman and Angeline Quinto, in the 7th EdukCircle Awards. 

Jona is currently part of Himig Handog 2017 as one of the song interpreters for the songwriting competition. Her song “Sampu” is an entry composition by Raizo Chabeldin and Biv De Vera.

Her sold-out “Queen of the Night” concert, held in November last year in KIA Theater, paved the way for the singer to have another major show this year, in a grander stage at Solaire this time, for bigger performances complemented by the full orchestra.

Concert tickets are now available and priced at P5,000 (SSVIP), P4,500 (SVIP), P3,500 (VIP), P2,500 (patron), P1,500 (balcony A) and P1,000 (balcony B). Call Ticket World for reservations at 891-9999 or log on to ticketworld.com.ph. 

“Prima Jona” will be held on Nov. 18 (Saturday) at 8pm, presented by Star Events and Creative Media Management. 

For more details, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.

Bailey May Joins Simon Fuller's Newest Global Pop Group Called "Now United"


Kapamilya young star Bailey May is officially part of the global pop group "Now United," which was formed by Simon Fuller who famously created the reality TV phenomenon "American Idol" and managed the career of the Spice Girls.

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"He stood out because he's got everything that you could ever dream of in a star. He has an amazing kind heart, beautiful looks, and charismatic values. He can also sing and dance. And when we saw him, Simon just knew that he was the one," said Yonta Taiwo, who was one of those in charge of scouting members for Now United, as she spoke for Fuller during an interview with ABS-CBN News' Jeff Fernando.

"We got lucky when we found him," she said. 

According to its official teaser, Now United is "a new interactive pop group for new generation" composed of "incredible young performers from all over the world."

Bailey joins 13 other members namely Lamar from United Kingdom, Josh from Canada, Shivani from India, Heyoon from South Korea, Any from Brazil, Krystian of China, Hina from Japan, Noah from USA, Diarra from Senegal, Joalin from Finland and Sofya from Russia.

James Reid Wins Best Act at 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards in London


James Reid brings wins Best Southeast Asia Act at the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) held in London on November 12 as against Faizal Tahir (Malaysia), Dam Vinh Hung (Vietnam), Isyana Sarasvati (Indonesia), Slot Machine (Thailand), The Sam Willows (Singapore) and the social wildcard winner, Palitchoke Ayanaputra(Thailand).

It’s such an honor to be representing the Philippines and with this recognition, I will keep on making music and bring the Philippines to the world stage,” James said in his video message following his announcement as winner.

This was not James’s first nomination as he was a nominee for the similar category at the 2015 MTV EMA in Milan, Italy. His latest single, “Turning up,” features his girlfriend and fellow 2015 MTV EMA Best SEA Act nominee Nadine Lustre. Lately, it has been reported that Nadine will direct James's latest music video.

MTV’s website describes James as “not just an ordinary cutie. He's smart and talented too!,” the music channel says of the Filipino singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, model, and now producer.

Other 2017 MTV EMA winners include Shawn Mendes for Best Artist, Eminem for Best Hip-Hop Artist and Camila Cabello for Best Pop Artist.

Inigo Pascual Sings "Remember Me," the Official Theme Song of Disney-Pixar's New Animated Movie “Coco”


Fast-rising star and chart-topping recording artist Inigo Pascual will sing and appear in the music video of “Remember Me,” the lead song from Disney-Pixar's new animated feature “Coco.”

The official "Remember Me" music video premieres November 1​7​ in VEVO, Debuts on TV over Channel V November ​18​

Inigo performed the song live for the first time in a special show at the Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall last November 15 at 4 PM.

Meanwhile, the music video of Inigo's cover version was officially launched today​, November 1​7 at 12 noon​ in VEVO and will premiere on TV exclusively at Channel V on ​Satur​day, November ​18​.




The Philippines's localized music video aims to deliver the inspirational and positive message of “Coco” - that family is forever and we must keep alive the memories of our loved ones.

I am honored to sing this song because it is about family and remembering the people we love,” says Inigo. “It reminds us to appreciate the love and sacrifice that our families had to make in order for us to arrive where we are.”

This local adaptation aims to dream, create and celebrate the most magical stories and adventures, each woven around a relatable, empowered local talent who delights everyone and especially inspires young minds to realize their full potential.

“Remember Me” was composed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar®-winning team behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 2013 feature “Frozen.” In the film, “Remember Me” is the signature song for beloved performer Ernesto de la Cruz, and is heard multiple times throughout the movie.

“The song is from the point of view of a person hoping to be remembered by a loved one,” said Anderson-Lopez. “But the lyric can be interpreted a few different ways depending on the tempo and tone of the music.”

Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” opens in Philippine cinemas on November 22. Walt Disney Animation Studios's “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” an all-new featurette, will play in front of “Coco.”

Iza Calzado Makes Daring Comeback on "MMK" this Saturday, November 18


Iza Calzado returns to "MMK" this Saturday (November 18) and plays a sexually abused woman struggling to free herself from the shackles of prostitution.

Hazel was still a teenager when she left her family to go with her aunt who offered to finance her studies. She was then full of hopes and dreams, until her aunt’s husband shattered them all when he took advantage of her.

Devastated by what happened, Hazel came home to the province. Fate, however, remained unkind to her when another man, Bensyo (Gerald Madrid), sexually abused her. Bensyo did not only sell her to a prostitute house but also got her pregnant.

 


How did Hazel face this ordeal? How did she escape the terrible and dark world she lived in?

Joining this upcoming episode are Maris Racal as young Iza Calzado, Nonie Buencamino, Jordan Herrera, Jairus Aquino, Maria Isabel Lopez, Soliman Cruz, Tom Olivar, Nor Domingo, at Eagle Riggs. The episode is directed by Raz dela Torre and written by Akeem del Rosario and Arah Jell Badayos. “MMK” is led by business unit head Roda C. dela Cerna and Star Creatives COO Malou Santos.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday after “Little Big Shots” on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). 

Catch its latest episodesoniwantv.com.phorskyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For more updates, follow @mmkofficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

(Full Trailer) "Hanggang Saan" Starring Sylvia Sanchez, Arjo Atayde, Sue Ramirez and Yves Flores


The full trailer for ABS-CBN's upcoming afternoon drama "Hanggang Saan" featuring the first TV project of real-life mother and son Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde is out.

Watch below:



The series, which will premiere on  November 27 replacing "The Promise of Forever" on Kapamilya Gold, also stars Teresa Loyzaga, Sue Ramirez, and Yves Flores.

Laughter and Inspiration Comprise Ogie Diaz' First Book Called "Pak! Humor"


His comic flair has made him popular in both movies and TV, and now his no-nonsense quotes are also making waves on social media.  Comedian, showbiz radio anchor and talent manager Ogie Diaz is all set to make readers laugh this time with his funny remarks in his first book under ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. entitled “Pak! Humor.”

Based from the book’s subtitle, “Life Is Short. ‘Wag Kang Nega,” the new author has penned a book to share positive feels to his readers. He said, “the book is all about good vibes” highlighted with the numerous jokes included in the collection as well as inspiring tales about his life.

Readers will laugh out loud with his short, witty anecdotes lifted from his experiences while doing errands, his musings and daily encounters as a talent manager, and his stories as a gay father to five girls.

Aside from his funny narratives, Ogie’s book will also serve as an inspiration to many who are struggling to achieve their dreams. He shared how he started a career as an entertainment writer, how he faced insecurities as a stand-up comedian, and how he faced various life roadblocks.

He talked about handling Liza Soberano as a talent, sharing his advice to the Kapamilya actress when she was just starting out in her career. “Liza, use the rejections you experienced when you act. One day, we’ll have our chance,” he wrote in “Papa Ogie says,” one of the portions of the book with his meaningful quotes.

He also wrote an ode to her mother who raised him along with his seven siblings, and shared snippets of his life with his father, a taxi driver who died after getting robbed.

The book aims to raise funds for cancer patients and survivors of the Philppine Foundation for Breast Cancer Inc. Part of the book sales proceeds will be used to help the beneficiaries of said foundation.

Be amused with Ogie’s “Pak! Humor,” exclusively available in all National Book Store outlets nationwide for only P185.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Now Available on SMART


Starting today, November 17, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available for purchase at any Smart Stores nationwide or at the Smart Online Store. 

Smart is making it easier for anyone to have their very own, brand-new iPhone 8 and iPhone8 Plus because of its light payment scheme offers. Smart Subscribers only need to spend a minimal initial
monthly service fee of P2,699 (Plan 1999 + 700 for the device) for the iPhone 8 and P2,999 (Plan 1999 + 1,000 for the device) for the iPhone 8 Plus. 




Here are the top reasons why you should get the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus only from Smart:

1. Charge to bill. It’s easier to apply with Smart postpaid because you can charge to your monthly bill the total plan inclusive of the device cost. Payment of the Smart iPhone 8 and 8 Plus devices for plans 1499, 1999, 2499 and 2999 can be paid in easy 24 monthly payments versus a big one-time cash-out through the monthly postpaid bill. No need for a credit card. On the other hand, competitor does not offer charge-to- bill and requires a big one-time device cash-out so you need to be ready with a Php 20,999 cash or through a credit card payment.

2. Maximized iPhone features with more data. Smart gives you more data to optimize your new iPhone (1GB more than competitor on hero offers). More open access data means better plan value and more reasons to enjoy your new iPhone and its features. On top of that you enjoy free VAS/app that’s interchangeable monthly and that won’t eat up your monthly data volume allocation. Some favorite apps commonly used daily are unli data in volume. These apps are FB, FB Messenger, Waze, Whatsapp, Line, Viber

3. Lower handset cost. Smart offers the latest iPhones for so much less. You would just pay for the monthly service fee after the device is paid up after 24 months (eg. You’ll pay only P1,999/month after 24 months.)

4. Powered by fastest LTE. The new iPhone is best experienced with Open Signal’s fastest LTE Network. Smart continues to cover the country with LTE connectivity plus built-in all-net calls across all plans.

5. Gadget shield. Smart gives a one month gadget shield for free against accidental damage or theft. Smart’s front liners will register you upon availment of the iPhone 8 plans.


Get to know more how Smart’s iPhone 8 offers, visit smart.com.ph/iPhone8.

Angeline Quinto Exposes the True Identity of Coco Martin


Cardo (Coco Martin) and Romulo (Lito Lapid)'s plan to avenge their loved ones might land them in trouble as Regine (Angeline Quinto) is set on telling the police about their whereabouts in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

Determined to take down Alakdan (Jhong Hilario), Cardo and Romulo returned to Manila to link up with Daga (Rico J. Puno), a former member of Pulang Araw who has vowed to help them find the rebel group defector and end his evil ploys.

However, Daga’s daughter Regine continues to treat them harshly because she associates them with the goons who killed her brother.

To give justice to the death of his brother, Regine takes advantage of Cardo and Romulo's trust, with plans of revealing their identities to the authorities and bringing home the P10 million peso-reward.

Will Cardo be outsmarted by Regine? How will he make sure he continues with his mission without getting caught?

Don’t miss the action-packed battle in the leading primetime series in the country, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” weeknights on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). 

To watch the show’s past episodes, log in to iWant TV or on skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers.

“Deadpool 2” Red Band Teaser Trailer featuring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Brianna Hildebrand and Leslie Uggams


Ryan Reynolds’ donning of “Deadpool” turned the hero universe into a totally different genre that took the world pleasantly surprised.  A Marvel anti-hero known for his unrelenting and acerbic sense of humor,  the first "Deadpool" movie that was released in February 2015 became a worldwide smash hit with $783.1 million at the box-office so far.

With the latest release of the very unusual red band teaser trailer of the feverishly-anticipated sequel Deadpool is seen wearing a wig and carrying a paint palette, mimicking Bob Ross from the famous decade-long show “The Art of Painting” during the early ‘80s.   

The red band trailer, suffused with creative expletives only Deadpool can deliver, gives the audience a peek of what to expect in the sequel – extreme action with his friends in the biz fighting villains such as  Cable (played by Josh Brolin), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Blind Al (Leslie Uggams).  

“Deadpool 2” is a 20th Century Fox feature film that will open in Phils. cinemas on May 30, 2018.  

Follow 20th Century Fox (Ph) on Facebook,  20thcenturyfoxph on IG and YouTube, @20centuryfox on Twitter.

OPPO is a Proud Partner of Victoria's Secret for its Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Shanghai 2017


OPPO is excited to announce its partnership with Victoria's Secret for the much awaited Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017. 

This is the first time that Victoria’s Secret Angels will be in Shanghai, China.

When OPPO Meets the World’s Most Watched Fashion Show

OPPO and Victoria’s Secret both believe in bringing fashion and sophistication to every woman.

OPPO, known as the selfie expert, pioneered the beautification trend in smartphones which helps in producing high quality photographs. Meanwhile, Victoria’s Secret is known for being sophisticated and desired by women around the world.

All Eyes on Us

OPPO F5 will share the glamorous stage with the Victoria’s Secret Angels in Shanghai. Filipino fans can follow OPPO’s Facebook Page for the latest updates while Victoria’s Secret Angels share their selfies and videos with their millions of fans across the world.

 


For more information about the OPPO F5, visit www.oppo.com/ph/smartphone-f5 and check out the OPPO Facebook page for the latest update via https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/.

Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto Cover Metro Magazine's November 2017 Issue


Metro magazine, the country’s authority in style, features one of the hottest and most exciting love teams of today, Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, on the cover of its November issue.  

Julia is no stranger to Metro pages as the magazine has charted her story in many covers - Julia the cool girl, the ‘it’ girl, and now, Julia, in love. Joshua comes off more as a mystery. He is developing a reputation of being an actor’s actor, and is often described as a young John Lloyd Cruz. His candor and easygoing manner give him that charm.

Another impressive showing of force in this issue is the Women of Now list featuring ladies who all combine style with substance: Kat Gumabao who has been fighting for body positivity for years; Grrrl Gang, led by Mich Dulce, who lends its loud voice to various women’s issues; and Sheree Gotuaco who talks in images through her brand’s National Artist series. Alessandra de Rossi is likewise experiencing a renaissance of her own. These women, together with Alex Godinez and Gabby Sareñas, show the power of the female, of believing in something so much that it becomes a reality.

 


Also, because it’s Christmas time already, Metro has the ultimate gift guide and continues its curated list online through the new website: Metro.Style. This site will have everything from fashion to beauty to lifestyle, but will also tackle career, relationships, home - everything you’ll need for a stylish life.

Check out all these and more in the Metro November 2017, now out in major bookstores. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH) #MetroMagPH

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Catch the Web Series Finale of "Discovering Routes - The Travel Adveture of Garrett Gee and Miriste Gee" on November 16, 6PM


They say home is where you make it. For these siblings from Utah, Garrett Gee and Miristi Gee, an adventure to the Philippines became an epic journey home. After a 20-webisode season, Discovering Routes will release its web series finale on Thursday, November 16th, 6pm Pacific on DiscoveringRoutes.com.

From the private lands of the sovereign Tagbanua tribe in Coron, Palawan to the maximum-security prison in Cebu, their trip took them around the country for the first time ever, where the adventures were only surpassed by the discovery of their heritage and growing the unbreakable bond of family.

I always wanted my first immersive trip to the Philippines to be special. Experiencing it with my sister Miristi, made it unforgettable. Someday soon, I’m going to take my wife and kids there and it will be special for them to see where my heritage is from so they can be proud of their own Filipino roots,” said Garrett Gee, the show’s resident adventurer. Gee made his mark as the co-creator of Scan, which sold to Snapchat for $54M. His family traveling enterprise, The Bucket List Family, made a social media sensation of the tech entrepreneur. “It’s true that there are things in life that you will only understand once you see where you’re from. And where we’re from is beautiful.

The family travel bug didn’t skip the other Gee siblings but professional yogini Miristi Gee savored this one – her first to the Philippines – as she retraced her roots. “Growing up really close to my Filipino grandma, I instantly felt a sense that I belonged in the Philippines. The more people I met and the more halo-halo I ate, I became convinced that the best things about me are from this culture,” she shared.

In its web series finale, Garrett and Miristi are joined by their mom, Mel Gee Henderson, in the sweet town of Iloilo to celebrate the colorful Pintados de Passi festival. But the Gees are asked to lead the procession, something they were not prepared for.

Tune in for the great vibes and colorful tribes on November 16, Thursday, 6pm Pacific on DiscoveringRoutes.com.


 
DISCOVER MORE ROUTES HERE:
Web101: Watch Your Step - https://youtu.be/yf8s0aHSvSs
Miristi’s Faves: Iloilo - https://youtu.be/3d0cZfQOXek
Cebu Dancing Inmates: Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars - https://youtu.be/4wTDTIUoX7s

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ayala Malls Cinemas to Screen Film Entries at 13th Cinema One Originals


Ayala Malls Cinemas showcases the works of the most promising Filipino filmmakers and actors this year at the 13th annual Cinema One Originals festival this November 13-21.

This year’s Cinema One Originals theme “Walang Takot” (No Fear) harmonizes with Ayala Malls Cinemas’ unwavering passion to provide an avenue for local talents, and provide quality films for its valued patrons.

Since 2005, the Cinema One Originals Film Festival has showcased brave, timely, and captivating films that made an impact on the landscape of Philippine cinema. Offering a wide array of feature films, short films and fully restored timeless classics, it is a festival that grants three million Pesos to select filmmakers, and gives them creative freedom to execute their films.

This year’s Cinema One Original Festival poises itself as fearless with its tagline “Walang Takot”. “Fearless is also about how we are embracing change. Movies are changing, the way we make them and the way we see them. There is a new audience emerging, possessed with a deeper intimacy, and enthusiasm for new things,” says festival director Ronald Arguelles.

Mr. Amir Precilla, Ayala Malls Cinemas General Manager goes on to add, “We at Ayala Malls Cinemas are delighted to once again house this year's Cinema One Originals festival, as we want to promote further the Filipino talent. We take pride in knowing we took another step towards the promotion of Filipino artistry.”

Setting the landscape for the festival that is truly fearless or “Walang Takot”, Ayala Malls Cinemas recently held the festival’s launch where celebrities such as acclaimed actress Sylvia Sanchez, young actor Enchong Dee were in attendance. Martin McDonagh’s 2017 Toronto International Film Festival hit, “Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri," which stars Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Emmy Award winner Woody Harrelson (Cheers) was screened during the opening night. A series of exclusive invitational gala screenings were also done in TriNoma and Glorietta 4 cinemas last November 12-14.

The films that are part of this year’s Cinema One Originals competition include:

Giancarlo Abraham’s “Paki”
Shireen Seno’s “Nervous Translation”
Richard Somes’ “Historiographika Errata”
Dan Villegas’ “Walang Forever”
Kip Oebanda’s “Nay”
Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red’s “Si Chedeng At Si Apple”
Joseph Teoxon’s “Throwback Today"

All set to be screened during the festival are restored classics such as:

Marilou Diaz Abaya’s “Moral” and “Karnal”
Jeffrey Sonora’s “Asedillo”
Celso Ad Castillo’s “Tag Ulan Tag Araw”
Danny Zialcita’s “Langis At Tubig” and “Karma”
Lino Brocka’s “Cain at Abel”

The festival will showcase international features with a 13-film line up which includes:

Robin Campillo’s “Beats Per Minute”
Claire Denis’ “Let The Sun Shine In”
Francois Ozon’s “L’Amant Double”
Ildiko Enyedi’s “On Body And Soul”
Joachim Trier’s “Thelma”
Hirokazu Koreeda’s “The Third Murder”
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Before We Vanish”
Sebastian Leilo’s “A Fantastic Woman”
Amit Masurkar’s “Newton”
Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama”
The Safdie Brothers’ “Good Time”
Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country”
Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” and,
4K restoration of Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

Experience the Cinema One Originals Festival at its best only at Ayala Malls Cinemas this November 13-21. 

Visit www.sureseats.com for schedule and advanced bookings.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

(Trailer) "Fifty Shades Freed" Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson


Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon.

Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the film arrives in Philippine cinemas for Valentine’s Day 2018.

Watch the trailer of Fifty Shades Freed at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/videos/1762157243858668/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/-pDetSJE4gg

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

Also returning from prior Fifty Shades entries are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman and Robinne Lee, who are joined for the first time by Arielle Kebbel and Brant Daugherty.

Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker’s James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.

Fifty Shades Freed is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Tyler the Creator Collaborates Anew with Converse in Second Golf Le Fleur Collection



Several years ago, Tyler the Creator had a vision to launch a line of sneakers to go with his Golf Le Fleur* brand. Converse and Tyler talked about joining creative forces to create unique ideas of ownership and identity and everyone thought it was a good idea. From there, the Golf Le Fleur* collection was born.

Together, Converse and Tyler celebrate freedom of expression and choice through collaborative design made for the street.

Building on the energy and excitement of a successful partnership this past Summer, which celebrated the heritage of culture and sport in the Converse One Star silhouette, Tyler brings his imaginative design, aesthetic and bold spirit to create something entirely new with the Golf Le Fleur* collection.

Tyler, the Creator and Converse unveil the new collection with Tyler’s signature flower design in Kasina, Seoul South Korea’s largest street wear concept shop.

Tyler’s Golf Le Fleur* signature sneaker is a bold interpretation of the One Star silhouette.

Incorporating the classic premium suede upper rendered in his unique flower design, it transforms the One Star silhouette into something never before seen. The outsole features Golf Le Fleur* graphics with exaggerated eye stays, comfort collar and tongue, heel counter overlay and Ortholite sock liner for cushioning.

It is available in three colorways: jolly green, solar power and vanilla.

The new Golf Le Fleur* collection is exclusively available at Commonwealth, SM Aura for Php 5,990.00.

For more of Golf Le Fleur* collection, follow www.facebook.com/Converse.PH and @ConversePH on instagram.

Visit www.converse.com.ph for more Converse designs and styles.

"Justice League" Warns You Can't Save the World Alone


In Warner Bros. Pictures' epic action-adventure Justice League, Earth is in the sightlines of the most malevolent alien force ever, an ancient enemy preying on the vulnerability resulting from the Son of Krypton’s death. If mankind is going to stand a chance of survival, Batman and Wonder Woman must convince her fellow metahumans - Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash - to unite, and to fight, in defense of humanity.

Picking up shortly after we last saw Bruce and Diana go their separate ways, the story reconnects these two characters who may not always see the same road toward their shared goal. But it’s their shared motivation - to do right by the sacrifice Superman made - that allows them to find common ground very quickly in order to face Steppenwolf, an eight-foot-tall warrior from the nightmare world of Apokolips. He seeks the power to conquer the world and transform it into his own. He is no ordinary villain, and it will take an extraordinary force to defeat him.

Director Zack Snyder states, “Just the idea of getting the Justice League together on the same playing field, taking their place in the cinematic landscape as a team and embarking on an amazing adventure…the mere concept of it was awe-inspiring.”

Charles Roven, who has produced more than half a dozen films in the genre, says, “One of the reasons I produce these movies is because it’s so rewarding - honoring the canon, finding new ways to reinvigorate it, reinventing it for a different medium and creating additional lore as you go. Hopefully the result is something for everyone, fans old and new. And now, with all these characters coming together for the first time, we’re able to introduce a few new characters for movie audiences to get to know…and to follow in the future.”

In the film, the loss of Superman - of hope - is the catalyst for everything that happens, on both sides. But there is little time to mourn, and even less time to take action. Earth is vulnerable, primed for attack because of that void. And because the hero who stood for hope and justice is gone, the League must unite in his stead, to fight for the world he saved.

Producer Deborah Snyder adds, “These characters all have such unique personalities, and such different powers and abilities, and the chance to pool them together to see how powerful they can be as a unit was such a thrill. Not to mention the urgency of their mission. There’s no time to practice. It’s game on from the moment they come together, because this is an extremely formidable enemy.”

To form the League, the story takes us to the ends of the Earth and beyond: from a gritty Gotham to Central City, the populous Paris to the frozen wilds of Iceland, from Themyscira to Atlantis, and from buzzing Metropolis to the serenity of Smallville. If Bruce and Diana can succeed in recruiting the others for this larger-than-life battle in which all their worlds are at stake, they will come together as the greatest team of Super Heroes in the DC universe.

Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Alisah Bonaobra Gets Loud and Proud on Week2 of the X Factor UK Live Show


Comeback Queen Alisah Bonaobra impressed the judges again in today’s episode of the competition.
Mentor Sharon Osbourne referred to her as her Little Filipino Angel and was on her feet after her performance.

This week’s live shows theme is “Viva Latino” where Alisah went beyond her usual power ballads and gave an entertaining song and dance number for everyone. Her performance of Let’s Get Loud  by Jennifer Lopez wowed all the judges.

Nicole Scherzinger could not help but express her admiration on Alisah’s performance. “I love it! You become this fierce piece wild animal when you get on that stage! You unleashed on that stage. You became a Latina-Filipina diva that you are! You make all Filipinas and Filipinos so proud. You shut it down tonight. You’re a little firecracker out there!

Judge Louis Walsh was also in great awe after her song and dance number. “Alisah, where did that come from? At the start of the whole series, I thought you can just sing the big ballads; and now you turned into this little tiger tonight!” he shared. “It was amazing energy. I love the singing, the dancing! I love the whole staging by the creative team. It was fantastic!” he added.

There’s no messing around with you, is there? You just bring it!” said Simon Cowell. Before he gave her a constructive criticism, he specifically asked the audience not to boo him. “You, at some point Alisah, are gonna have to put your own unique twist on a song. Otherwise, it will be considered cabaret and that won’t get you to where you want to be.” The audience and the other judges kept booing and Simon had to yell at them to shut up.

Girls category mentor Sharon Osbourne was all praises to her wildcard winner. “You are more than just a ballad singer, much, much more! You have so impressed me tonight. You’ve come out of your comfort zone and it was spectacular!

The X Factor UK airs first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment same day as the UK on Sundays and Mondays at 10:30am with primetime encores Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00pm. 

For more updates follow RTL CBS Entertainment on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RTLCBSEntertainment, @RTLCBSEntertainment on Instagram and @RTLCBSEntertain on Twitter.

RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).

ABS-CBN Unveils Newest Drama Series “Love Will Lead You Back” Starring Jericho Rosales, Yen Santos and Sam Milby


ABS-CBN, the largest multi-media conglomerate in the Philippines, formally announced the upcoming small screen team ups of Jericho Rosales, Yen Santos, Yam Concepcion, and Sam Milby in its newest drama about marriage, family, and love titled “Love Will Lead You Back”, coming soon via The Filipino Channel (TFC)’s various platforms worldwide.

Unlike the other shows which focus on infidelity, we went the other way around. The thrust of our show is how to stay faithful in your marriage. You are also going to see real characters that will struggle on how they will fix their respective marriages,” says Jericho at the recently held media announcement.

Jericho, who is tagged as the Asian Drama King, has starred before in several ABS-CBN shows like “The Legal Wife” in 2014, “Bridges of Love” in 2015, and “Magpahanggang Wakas” in 2017.

“Love Will Lead You Back” marks the first time Rosales and Milby will work on a teleserye together. The show also serves as a reunion project for Milby and director FM Reyes.

Direk FM was my director in my first teleserye, which was ‘Maging Sino Ka Man’. After 12 years, we will be working with each other again so I am really excited”, shares Sam.

Aside from “Maging Sino Ka Man” in 2007, Milby has also previously starred in other ABS-CBN series like “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” in 2013, and “Doble Kara” in 2015.

Yen and Yam, meantime, return to the spotlight as the show’s leading ladies and are both equally excited to start taping.

Before, I was only watching them on TV. Now I have the chance to work with them,” Yam gushes.

My character here is different from what I have done before, which were light roles. Here, I’m more mature and I’m even married,” Yen relates.

The two actresses have already showcased their acting prowess in other ABS-CBN shows: Santos has starred in the TV series “Pure Love” and is currently seen in “Wildflower”; while Concepcion starred in the family-oriented show “Langit Lupa” and is now seen in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”.

Also joining the cast are Allan Paule, Lotlot de Leon, Amy Austria, Cris Villanueva, Christian Bables, Hero Angeles, and Gab Lagman.

“Love Will Lead You Back” is under the production unit headed by Ruel Bayani, coming soon in the Philippines via ABS-CBN, and outside the country via The Filipino Channel.

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Lead Nationwide Bloodletting Event


“La Luna Sangre” stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla led the bloodletting event held at the Philippine Red Cross headquarters  last Sunday (November 5), simultaneous with 23 other blood donation drives organized by Kathniel fans in different parts of the country.

Shortage of blood in the country is really a point of concern. We know some cases wherein it was hard for people to collect blood. I hope those who did not come today still donate blood in some other days so we can help our fellow Filipinos,” said Daniel.

The event was able to generate 50,000 cc of blood.

Aside from the bloodletting, Daniel and Kathryn also took the opportunity to shed light on their cyberbullying advocacy as CyberSmile ambassadors.

The two reiterated their call to stop online bashing and for each and everyone to make a stand against cyberbullying.

 

Kathryn and Daniel continue to topbill the hit primetime teleserye “La Luna Sangre,” which remains to be one of the most watched programs in the country.  Last Friday (Nov 3), viewers were at the edge of their seats when Tristan’s heart stopped beating after Prof T. (Albert Martinez) gave him a virus to protect him from becoming a vampire.

The different reaction of the virus in Tristan’s blood roused the curiosity of Prof T. and Samantha (Maricar Reyes) about his real identity. What is the mystery behind Tristan? How is Tristan connected to Sandrino (Richard Gutierrez)?

Don’t miss “La Luna Sangre,” weeknights after “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” on ABS-CBN and on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). 

Catch up on the show’s past episodes via iWant TV or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For more updates, follow @starcreatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mother and Son Tandem of Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde featured in New ABS-CBN Drama Series “Hanggang Saan”


Sylvia Sanchez and Arjo Atayde will prove that exceptional acting talent runs in their family as they team up for the first time in the newest Kapamilya series “All That Matters” airing soon on ABS-CBN.

The seasoned actress will play Sonya, a mother who is dedicated to giving her family a good life no matter the consequences. Her son Arjo, on the other hand, will portray Paco, Sonya’s loving son.

“It is a privilege for me to be part of this teleserye. We will try to touch people’s lives with our story and to give inspiration to our viewers,” said the former “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” star.

“After Gloria ("The Greatest Love"), you will now have another mother to love -- Sonya. We are offering you a new teleserye that will surely touch your hearts and will make your families even closer,” the award-winning actress added.

Also part of “All That Matters” are Ariel Rivera, Teresa Loyzaga, Sue Ramirez, Yves Flores, Maris Racal, and Marlo Mortel with Nikko Natividad, Rommel Padilla, Nanding Josef, Anna Luna, Mercedes Cabral, Rubi Rubi, Viveika Ravanes, Sharmaine Suarez, Ces Quesada, Arnold Reyes, Maila Gumila, and Junjun Quintana. It is under the direction of Mervyn Brondial and Jeffrey Jeturian.

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