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Beauty and the Bestie (2015)

"Beauty and the Bestie" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Marco Masa and Alonzo Muhlach. This action-comedy movie is currently the highest grossing Filipino film of all time in terms of domestic box-office gross.

Synopsis: For an important case, a policeman needs the help of his former best friend to impersonate the daughter of a foreign dignitary in a beauty pageant.

The story focuses on Erika (Vice Ganda), who is not making nearly enough money running a photography studio to support his family. The problem is exacerbated when his young nephew is diagnosed with a rare condition that may lead to blindness. And that's when his former best friend Emman (Coco Martin) suddenly shows up. Emman works for the Elite Super Secret Task Force, a spy agency tasked with the security of an upcoming beauty pageant. Erika happens to look exactly like Ms. Uzeklovakia, who was abducted by terrorists led by an unnamed Japanese yakuza (Jacky Woo) and his Korean right-hand man, Jin Jhong (Ryan Bang) .

Emman asks Erika to pretend to be Ms. Uzeklovakia while the agency searches for the real deal. Erika is still nursing some hurt from the way he and Emman ended things, but he ends up taking on the task in exchange for help in caring for her family. Aside from all this, Erika's younger sister Abi (Nadine Lustre) and Emman's half-brother Tristan (James Reid) meet and end up falling in love. Erika must deal with his feelings for his former best friend while fending off terrorists and dealing with his worry for Abi's budding romance.

Before the Q/A portion of the coronation night, Erika encounters the real Ms. Uzeklovakia after she manages to escape from her kidnappers which she was disgusted from his scent until she was intercepted by Emman and his friends in order to secure her from the terrorists. With that Erika continues to pose as Ms. Uzeklovakia until he wins the pageant. It was soon interrupted by the terrorists who are attempting to kill the fake which is Erika and the terrorist leader manage to kidnap him thinking he was Ms. Uzeklovakia. Emman eventually intercepts the helicopter as he and the terrorist leader fight as Emman manages to kill him in time as Erika falls onto the ledge of the helicopter which he takes his hand finally reconciles their friendship until he drops Erika's hand and falls into the ocean which Emman follows him.

When Emman attempts to make CPR towards Erika after falling each other into the ocean, he was still alive and soon reunites with his family.

After the incident, the father of Ms. Uzeklovakia was happy that his daughter won the contest thanks to Erika's efforts in pretending as herself after she returns to their home country and reuniting with her father and he congratulates both Emman and Erika for rescuing her as both of them make their thankful speech.

The movie ends where both Emman and Erika are eating fishballs from a fishball bystander and both senses the shades was a detonator and it explodes knowing that another terrorist abducts another person from another country which makes both of them are summoned in their new mission.

Genre: Action, Comedy

ABS-CBN Film Productions and VIVA Films

Distributed by:
Star Cinema

Wenn V. Deramas

Supporting Cast:
Karla Estrada as Barbara "Barney" Clooney
Lassy Marquez as Jude
MC Calaquian as Stef
Badji Mortiz as George Nicolas
Jacky Woo as the Japanese terrorist leader
Ryan Bang as Jin Jhong
Tetchie Agbayani
Boom Labrusca
Ron Morales
Tess Antonio
Wilma Doesnt as Ms. Upanghet
Randy See as Dr. Kenneth Sy
Menggie Cobarrubias
Chrome Cosio as Mark
Jelson Bay
Nikko Natividad
Valerie Concepcion as Editha "Edith" Villavicencio
Wendell Ramos as Jojo
Phoemela Baranda as herself
Jay-R as himself
Karen Reyes as Nurse
Raikko Mateo as Angelo

Very Nice Movie!

My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore (2015)

"My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring Ai-Ai de las Alas and Vic Sotto with Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. This romantic comedy movie is the first film of the love team of Richards and Mendoza (collectively known as AlDub) and is also the reunion film of delas Alas and Sotto after their film Enteng ng Ina Mo, which was also a Metro Manila Film Festival entry in 2011.

Synopsis: Dondi (Alden Richards) is a nerd and an obedient nephew to his aunt Cora (Ai-Ai delas Alas) who makes decisions for him. Meanwhile, Anna (Maine Mendoza) is a stubborn and rebellious girl who seeks the attention of her father Vito (Vic Sotto) who is a widower. Dondi and Anna cross path and their different personalities collide. They eventually fall in love with each other and solve their own problems. Vito and Cora are bitter business competitors and because of their rivalry, they disapprove the romantic relationship between Dondi and Anna.

As their rivalry continues, Vito and Cora are caught up in a romance and this time, Dondi and Anna are the ones who disapprove of their relationship. Anna in particular strongly expresses her disagreement with the developing relationship between her father and Cora. She states that her departed mother was more beautiful than Cora. In the end, after they saw Vito and Cora being depressed because of their separation, Dondi and Anna set up a surprise party for their reunion and even inviting Aegis, close friends and business partners of Vito. After Vito and Cora were reunited and all seems well, Dondi and Anna almost kiss but was interrupted by a heart wipe transition leaving up to speculation to the audience if they were able to kiss at all. At the post-credit scene, Lola Nidora (a character in Kalyeserye) appears and urged the audience to wait for a "part two", presumably of the film.

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Octo Arts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment and MEDA Productions

Distributed by:
GMA Films

Jose Javier Reyes

Supporting Cast:
Arlene Muhlach
Valeen Montenegro
Ryan Yllana
Sancho Vito delas Alas
Manny Castañeda
Lilia Cuntapay
Rolando Inocencio
Paulina Sotto
Joey de Leon
Jose Manalo
Wally Bayola
Paolo Ballesteros
Ryzza Mae Dizon
Pauleen Luna
Ruby Rodriguez
Jimmy Santos
Tito Sotto
Anjo Yllana

A Must-Watch Movie!

#Walang Forever (2015)

"#Walang Forever" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado. This is Mercado's seventh MMFF entry after her 2014 award-winning film entry, English Only, Please. This also won as Best Picture in the recently concluded 41st Metro Manila Film Festival.

Synopsis: Mia, a celebrated writer of romantic-comedy films, is at a turning point in her life which makes it difficult for her to believe that love could last. Everything comes to a head when Ethan returns, only for her to find out that he has become a cynic of lasting love because she broke his heart.

Genre: Romance, Comedy

MJM Productions, Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Films

Distibuted by:
Quantum Films

Dan Villegas

Supporting Cast:
Lorna Tolentino as Betchay Nolasco
Jerald Napoles as Tolaits
Nico Antonio
Pepe Herrera
Cai Cortez
Kim Molina
Juan Miguel Severo
Sebastian Castro
Irma Adlawan
Myke Salomon (DJ Myke)
Patrick Sugui

Special Participation:
Matet de Leon; cameo appearance
Sofia Andres; cameo appearance
Julian Estrada; cameo appearance
Jon Lucas; cameo appearance
Michelle Vito; cameo appearance
Melai Cantiveros; cameo appearance
Jason Francisco; cameo appearance
Sid Lucero; cameo appearance
Liza Diño; cameo appearance
Yves Flores; cameo appearance
Alyanna Asistio; cameo appearance
Jane Oineza; cameo appearance
Khalil Ramos; cameo appearance
Derek Ramsay; cameo appearance
Maja Salvador; cameo appearance

Very Nice Movie!

Honor Thy Father (2015)

"Honor Thy Father" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring John Lloyd Cruz. This crime movie was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Aside from that, it also garnered numerous awards at the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival.

Synopsis: The film is about a family who find themselves in a Ponzi scheme. Edgar (John Lloyd Cruz) and Kaye (Meryll Soriano) seek to pay their family's debt to Kaye's co-parishioners. The couple fear that the parishioners may hurt their daughter.

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Reality Entertainment

Erik Matti

Supporting Cast:
Meryll Soriano
Dan Fernandez
Tirso Cruz III
Perla Bautista
Yayo Aguila
Khalil Ramos
William Martinez
Lander Vera Perez
Boom Labrusca
Krystal Brimner
Dalin Sarmiento

Must-Watch Movie!

All You Need Is Pag-ibig (2015)

"All You Need Is Pag-ibig" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring Kris Aquino, Bimby Aquino Yap, Derek Ramsay, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Jodi Sta. Maria and Ian Veneracion. This family movie marks the film debut of Julia Concio and Talia Concio, both of which are Ms. Charo Santos-Concio's twin grandchildren. This also marks Bimby's third film fest entry.

Synopsis: To remind everyone how inspiring it is to love and to feel loved, "All You Need Is Pag-ibig” explores and celebrates the complexity of human relationships in all their forms. The movie features varied forms of love: family love, sibling love, puppy love, unrequited love, ruined love, prospering love, in denial love, jaded love, and true love, among others. After all, what the world needs now is love.

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Star Cinema

Antoinette Jadaone

Supporting Cast:
Talia Concio
Julia Concio
Ronaldo Valdez
Nova Villa

Very Good Movie!

Haunted Mansion (2015)

"Haunted Mansion" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce. This is the debut film of Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador after their successful stints on television.

Synopsis: Ella (Janella Salvador) is a gifted girl born to a middle-class family with an ability to communicate with spirits. During a seance, her communication with the supernatural resulted in her father’s death when malevolent spirits interfere. At an exclusive Catholic School where she studies, she befriends Faye, (Sharlene San Pedro) and becomes love the interest of both Jacob (Jerome Ponce) and Adrian (Marlo Mortel). Her schoolmates, Megan (Ingrid dela Paz), Allison (Devon Seron), Jack (Phytos Ramirez), Jessie (Eliza Pineda), and Steve (Paolo Gumabao) who often bullies Ella and calling her as "nerd" due to her supernatural experience and abilities.

Her whole class was assigned to join a retreat vacation at an abandoned mansion that was converted into a retreat house in a province away from Manila however, love triangle was formed that results quarrel in opposite parties that came along their path.While staying at the house Megan, Allison, Jack, Jessie and Steve initiated a prank on Ella and insidiously awakened the evil spirits, Amara (Iza Calzado) and Veronica (LJ Reyes) from the past. In the midst of the students’ adventure, dormant ghost in the retreat house are disturbed and so they wreak havoc on Ella and her friends. Ella and her friends accidentally discovers the mystery surrounding the twin deaths, and so Amara’s vengeful spirit returns to try to stop them from spilling the truth. Ella should use her ability to save her friends from being killed one by one.

Genre: Horror

Regal Entertainment

Jun Lana

Supporting Cast:
Sharlene San Pedro
Ingrid dela Paz
Devon Seron
Phytos Ramirez
Eliza Pineda
Paolo Gumabao
Iza Calzado
Janice de Belen
Joem Bascon
Dominic Ochoa
LJ Reyes
Allan Paule
Archie Adamos
Sue Prado
Vangie Labalan

Special Participation:
Mara Lopez; cameo appearance

Scary Movie!

Buy Now, Die Later (2015)

"Buy Now, Die Later" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring Vhong Navarro, Alex Gonzaga, Rayver Cruz, John Lapus, Lotlot de Leon, TJ Trinidad and Janine Gutierrez. This movie won 2nd place in the Best Picture Category in the recently concluded MMFF event.

Synopsis: The film is about a compendium of five interrelated stories brought together by the proprietor of a curio shop selling unusual items. Santi (portrayed by TJ Trinidad), who says the role is kind of demonic.[3] Each of the character’s story is weaved around the five senses – sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller

MJM Production, Tuko Film Production, Buchi Boy Films

Distributed by:
Quantum Films

Randolph Longjas

Supporting Cast:
Jason Gainza
Cai Cortez as Larra
Markki Stroem
Manuel Chua

Scary Movie!

Nilalang (2015)

"Nilalang" is a 2015 Metro Manila Film Fest Entry starring Cesar Montano and Maria Ozawa. This Filipino-Japanese movie is about a local forensic expert who teams up with an heiress to a transnational organized crime syndicate originating from Japan.

Synopsis: NBI special crimes division agent Tony (Cesar Montano) encounters an evil entity which is bent on killing and torturing beautiful women, one of which was his girlfriend, years after he have thought to have killed the malevolent spirit. People close to Tony is in danger including his partner Jane (Meg Imperial), who has romantic interest towards him with everyone in the agency aware of this fact except for Tony.

The spirit, who has killed many people in Japan, is thought to be targeting women from a certain clan of samurai. In Manila, Miyuki (Maria Ozawa) takes care the family business with her younger sister taking care their aging father. Miyuki is later forced to help in the investigation regarding the murders after Akane went missing and their father was found dead to put of stop to the evil entity's killing spree.

Genre: Action, Horror

Haunted Tower Pictures, WeLovePost, Parallax Studios

Distributed by:
VIVA Films

Pedring Lopez

Supporting Cast:
Meg Imperial
Yam Concepcion
Cholo Barretto
Dido de la Paz
Kiko Matos
Aubrey Miles
Alexandre Charlet

Scary Movie!

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