[Opinion] The Official MMFF 2013 Entries.

Okay, I admit that I don't really watch Filipino movies much, but don't worry, I want to change for the coming year. Here I am ...


Okay, I admit that I don't really watch Filipino movies much, but don't worry, I want to change for the coming year. Here I am sharing the official MMFF entries for 2013 even though I don't usually do this. 

MMFF is an annual showcase of the proudly Filipino movies. It's a film festival with no foreign movies being shown from December 25 to the first week of January. Quite brilliant really to promote Filipino movies.

First up, 10,000 Hours.
It stars (my idol) Robin Padilla, so I think I'll be watching this one. He plays the lead role for this movie directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal. The movie also features Alden Richards, Joem Bascon, Mylene Dizon, Pen Medina, Michael de Mesa, Bobby Andrews, Bela Padilla, Joross Gamboa with the special participation of Sen. Lito Lapid, Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, Raymart Santiago, Efren Reyes and Phillip Salvador.

The 10,000 Hours movie is inspired by the life-story of former Senator Panfilo Lacson but not totally his film bio. The trailer looks promising (because I'm a bit biased on Robin), although the plot/story seems a bit used up by foreign movies already and its kind of predictable, I'm interested how Robin and the director Joyce Bernal will be able to pull this one off. Oh and having an action film by an actual action star guy for the Christmas season is kind of nice.

Check out the trailer below.

Next movie is Boy, Girl, Bakla, Tomboy by Viva Films and Star Cinema. 

Was quite a fan of Vice Ganda when she was still climbing up the super stardom,  but there's just this something that I can't seem to pin point what about Vice that I'm starting not to like. Yes, he's funny by being the comedian that he is, it gets tiring for me as the audience to see jokes and situations that has been used up already. He doesn't strike me as other comedians do like Eugene Domingo. Having one Vice Ganda on screen was a lot to handle watching his past movies like Private Benjamin and Petrang Kabayo, now that there's four I'm not sure that I'd be able to take it. But maybe Vice will prove me wrong and deliver great jokes and situational comedies. 

Directed by Wen V. Deramas, Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy also stars Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, Joey Marquez, Ruffa Gutierrez, JC de Vera, Ejay Falcon, Kiray Celis, Xyriel Manabat and Cristine Reyes.


My Little Bossings
Directed by Marlon Rivera, the movie My Little Bossings I feel is an innocent light and funny movie. No trying hard comedic punchlines but just cool that young stars like Ryzza and Bimby carries this movie on their young shoulders but is now leading the standings for the MMFF box office.
MY LITTLE BOSSINGS stars Ryzza Mae Dizon, Bimby Baby James, Vic Sotto, Kris Aquino. Like I said, I'm a bossing Vic fan and on the four stars in this movie, he would be the only one who can convince to to watch this movie. But I'm sure family with their kids would enjoy this movie.

Check out the trailer below


Boy Golden Shoot to Kill
Was he the guy who starred Asiong Salonga and El Presidente? He's that guy right? Well I didn't watch his past movies, but I've heard some good reviews  to it. I'm kind of into gangsters but there's this pet peeve of mine in movies themes like this.The costumes. Yes, they look good (i guess) but not authentic/realistic. They all look new and stiff to me, Off the shelves and newly ironed. (most of you might not get what I'm referring to) Oh and the mustache! I guess it would also be interesting to catch this movie.... But maybe not on the big screen. Even KC stripping down or going all sexy on the trailer didn't make me.

ER Ejercito, popularly know as George Estregan Jr. will be starring in the entry “Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, The Arturo Porcuna Story.” He plays the role of Boy Golden, who was first known as Boy Anino. When he was still in prison, John Estrada’s character threatens to kill him.



Other members of the cast are John Estrada, Eddie Garcia, Leo Martinez, Gloria Sevilla, Tonton Gutierrez, Baron Geisler and Joem Bascon.

“Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill, The Arturo Porcuna Story,” is directed by Chito Roño and produced by VIVA Entertainment.
Pedro Calungson, Batang Martir.
Rocco Nacino portrays iconic saint in ‘Pedro Calungsod: Ang Batang Martir” Actually Roco wasn't the first choice for the role, it was a Kapamilya actor JM de Guzman, but Roco said it was okay for him and is grateful. Especially if he's able to get the approval of the Catholic church.
Directed by Francis Villacorta, the movie also stars Jestoni Alarcon, Ryan Eigenmann, Robert Correa, Alvin Aragon, Victor Basa, BJ Forbes, Carlo Gonzalez, Arthur Solinap, Mico Palanca, Cholo Barretto, Geoff Taylor, Johann Santos, Isadora Valasquez, Ruby Ruiz and Mercedes Cabral.

“Pedro Calungsod: Ang Batang Martir” is a story of Pedro, a Filipino catechist who joined Fr. Diego de San Vitores’ (Christian Vasquez) mission of spreading the Catholic faith in Marianas Island, Guam.

This movie will take Roco to a whole new level of acting and movies and getting title roles. I just hope the Catholic church will be happy about something for a change.

Check out the trailer below.

Pagpag Siyam na Buhay

From the ABSCBN Film Productions, Skylight Films And Regal, they bring us Pagpag, starred by the hottest teen stars of this generation, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo. It also stars Shaina Magdayao and Paulo Avelino.

The lead actor Daniel Padilla will play the role of Cedric, together with his friends they visit a funeral and each of them unwittingly breaks one superstitious belief after the other including the dreaded “pagpag” as each of them went directly home after the funeral. Pagpag Siyam na Buhay is directed by Frasco Mortiz.

Check out Pagpag's trailer below


Kaleidoscope World

Starred by Sef Cadayona, Yassi Pressman, Mayton Eugenio, Alma Concepcion, Alireza Libre, Pilar Pilapil, Arnold Reyes, Brylle Mondejar, William Angeles This one is quite a fresh new movie to be able to watch during the MMFF. A nice addition to the mix.

THe movie is Inspired by the enduring music of the late rap artist and music icon Francis Magalona, “Kaleidoscope World” is a hip-hop dance film that follows the story of a poor boy, Lando (Cadayona), and a rich girl (Pressman), who fall in love after meeting during auditions for a local dance crew set to compete in an international contest.

Trailer of Kaleidoscope World below.

Last is the Kimmy Dora Prequel

Eugene is back and reprises her dual role for the third time on the big screen as the twins Kimmy and Dora. 

The film is set before the events of Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme wherein the twins are seen disputing the ownership of the family corporation. The film was inspired by the James Bond film series in terms of musical score and visual effects

Other members of the cast include Ariel Ureta, Angel Aquino, Joel Torre and Sam Milby. It was written and directed by Chris Martinez and produced by Spring Films with distribution by Star Cinema, 

Kimmy Dora Prequel below

What is also nice about this year is that there will be no "Enteng Kabisote", "Panday", and "Shake, Rattle & Roll" series that will not be joining this film festtival. For Enteng, I love bossing Vic, but maybe he can give it a rest this year and next year. For Panday..... well Revilla kind of ruined it for me.. The movie's costumes and acting..no comment. For Shake, Rattle & Roll, It has gone from one, two and three into twenty nine or something? I lost count really. One promising to be scarier than the other and ends up giving pathetic yes shocking scares. Not to mention the high pitched screams and anticipated and canned reactions and scared faces. Classic Shake, Rattle & Roll.

Now I don't mean to be bash or be mean to your favorite movies, but as I said, I would be more open in to watching Filipino movies. Let's go Filipino movies! Catch these amazing movie entries which is now on theaters nationwide! 

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