July 12, 2017

INSTALADO (2017) Trailer Impressions: A Filipino Sci-Fi About Artificial Augmentation and Capitalism

INSTALADO is a science fiction film presented by Universal Harvester Incorporated, Kamaru Productions, Petix Productions, Batang Ina Productions, and Kapampangan Cinema Movement; under the screenplay and direction of Jason Paul Laxamana starring McCoy De Leon, Jun-jun Quintana, and Francis Magundayao slated for a limited screening from July 12 to 18, 2017 in selected cinemas (screening list available below). Let's check out what this Filipino sci-fi indie about artificial augmentation has to offer for the lucky few who will be able to catch it on its limited run.

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INSTALADO
Plot / Synopsis

Victor lives in a time when the dominant form of education is through installation, a process wherein bodies of knowledge can be installed directly on people's brains using technology owned by big corporations. However, like many others in the agricultural town of Porac, Victor cannot afford the sky-high cost of installation, which he believes is the key to improve his family's life. To raise money for installation, Victor abandons farming and works as the housekeep of a wealthy childhood friend who has become extremely successful after undergoing a series of installations.

Source: Official Facebook Page


Watch INSTALADO Official trailer here:





INSTALADO Official Trailer Impression
INSTALADO Film Trailer Review

INSTALADO 2017 sci-fi  written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana starring  McCoy De Leon, Jun-jun Quintana, and Francis Magundayao about artificial augmentation in an alternate futuristic Philippines

What can be said about INSTALADO (2017) official movie trailer? Well, I am actually quite impressed by this trailer and film as a whole. Let me ask you this first, how many Filipino films have been made under the science fiction genre? Yup, your guess is as good as mine. Not a lot, usually the ones I remember is from the Shake, Rattle, & Roll franchise but that is quite obscure as it still technically belongs to the horror genre; or maybe you know better than I do, so be sure to mention that in the comments section below. So it is quite, fascinating that the filmmakers who dare explore this genre is coming from the independent film industry, which is why I have all the respect for this industry.

INSTALADO 2017 sci-fi  Filipino movie about poverty and a futuristic alternate reality where artificial augmentation is prevalent

The film not only showcase that Filipino filmmakers can tackle sci-fi, but do it in a social and meta commentary kind of a manner; That INSTALADO reflects the ruthlessness of capitalism and how society works vis-a-vis what is observed in the current state of the Philippines or most countries centered on capitalism. The film also feature corruption into the mix; that absolute power corrupts; of depending too much on the status quo; on losing what truly is important - the self; the value of discipline and perseverance. The film isn't free from flaws just like any independent film on a tight budget out there (compared to the unlimited cash flow of the mainstream films that can only spew out Enteng Kabisote cliched variants that has overstayed its welcome). Good thing the focus isn't reliant on the computer generated graphics, but the story... of a bigger science fiction universe about artificial augmentation by large corporations but the narrative focuses only on a selected group of people at the grass-roots level of society which may or may not change the status quo. If it was made in Hollywood, it most probably would focus on the explosives or theatrics of this sci-fi world but of course we are talking about a Filipino sci-fi on a budget. If only bigger Filipino film studios gamble on newer independent scripts and filmmakers who prefer stories than conveyor-belt themes that doesn't even break the status quo.

INSTALADO 2017 Filipino indie sci-fi starring  McCoy De Leon, Jun-jun Quintana, and Francis Magundayao about artificial augmentation, capitalism, futuristic society

Catch INSTALADO on the following screening schedule:
July 12 (Wednesday)
11 AM - Robinsons Galleria
4 PM - SM Megamall
6:30 PM - SM Manila
9 PM - Greenbelt 1

July 13 (Thursday)
11 AM - Gateway
1:30 PM - Robinsons Galleria
6:30 PM - SM Megamall
9 PM - SM Manila

July 14 (Friday)
11 AM - Greenbelt 1
1:30 PM - SM Megamall
4 PM - Robinsons Galleria
9 PM - Gateway (GALA NIGHT)

July 15 (Saturday)
1:30 PM - Greenbelt 1
4 PM - SM Megamall
6:30 PM - SM Manila
6:30 PM - Gateway
6:30 PM - Robinsons Galleria

July 16 ( Sunday)
1:30 PM - Robinsons Galleria
6:30 PM - Greenbelt 1
9 PM - SM Megamall
9 PM - Gateway

July 17 (Monday)

6:30 PM - Greenbelt 1
9 PM - Gateway
9 PM - SM Megamall

July 18 (Tuesday)
11 AM - SM Manila
4 PM - Gateway
6:30 PM - SM Megamall
9 PM - Greenbelt 1
9 PM - Robinsons Galleria

INSTALADO 2017 Filipino film title card written and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana starring  McCoy De Leon, Jun-jun Quintana, and Francis Magundayao slated for a limited screening from July 12 to 18, 2017

How about you guys? What do you think about this Filipino sci-fi film? Will you check it out this week (the writing of this post) to find out if it is as good as what the trailer has shown us? Will sci-fi ever worked here on the Philippines as much as horror and romance have? Share your thoughts and opinion about INSTALADO (2017) official movie trailer in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.
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June 3, 2017

Kita Kita (2017) Trailer Impressions: A Love Story Beyond Beauty

Kita Kita is a romantic comedy from from Spring Films under the screenplay and direction of Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo starring Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy Marquez slated for a July 19, 2017 theatrical release. Kita Kita was initially screened and competed in the World Premiere division of the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017. Let's check out what this highly unlikely love team of Empoy and Alessandra De Rossi has to offer.

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Kita Kita
Plot / Synopsis

Lea (Alessandra de Rossi) and Tonyo (Empoy Marquez) are two Filipinos living in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Lea is a Velo taxi tour guide. She suffers an accident which leads to her being affected by temporary blindness. Her blindness, if not cured in a few weeks, could become permanent. Tonyo is also a Filipino who lives right across from Lea. Lea tries her best to ignore him at first because she is scared of not seeing him. But Tonyo is persistent and is determined to be her friend, using humor and kindness to make a connection. With every effort that he makes the two gradually become closer. In an ironic way, becoming blind allows Lea to see the true character of Tonyo.

This story is about perception and about how sometimes we can’t see the real story behind a person. As Lea’s story ends, we will see Tonyo’s story begin.


Source: Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017 Film Page


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Kita Kita Official Trailer Impression
Kita Kita Film Trailer Review

Kita Kita 2017 romcom written and directed by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo starring Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy Marquez

What can be said about Kita Kita (2017) official movie trailer? Well, the film pits two highly unlikely love team together of a not so good looking guy and a beautiful woman falling in love but somehow throw them in a somewhat stereotypical scenario of how these kinds of set-up would work. In a world so keen on looks or the outer (skin-deep) physical beauty, how can attraction be even possible for those who lacks of it? The answer make the leading lady blind and then win them over by charms, wit, character, and genuine love. While this may sound a bit of a negative, it somehow works for Kita Kita.

Kita Kita 2017 romantic comedy Filipino movie from Spring Films directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo which premiered on Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017

A scenario that a good looking woman falling in love with someone who she might never consider falling in love with because of his physical deformities or innate "ugliness" (what is beauty, that is the question) has been done... just not that much in the big screen; at least not that much here in the Philippines. This is mostly done in a low budget usually one-hour long (plus commercials) one shots as if these kinds of things could never happen in real life. Well, guess what? It does. Just walk around the local malls and you will see these kinds of coupling. You might either be too cynical and start labeling it as something that one is just in it for the money (as nobody could ever fall in love with someone ugly), or be a romantic and label such scene as "true love."

Kita Kita 2017  featuring Alessandra De Rossi as Lea who has temporary blindness falling in love with Empoy Marquez as Tonyo

But again this is not done that much in the big screen here... not with an actual budget to it and in this charming way. A film that makes you feel good and just want to root for the relationship to work. With this comes the theorizing, was Lea blind the whole time or on the duration of the courting and romantic moments or is she fully aware of how Tonyo looked like? Is this going to be a happy ending (as how it normally should) or will it end tragic (could also be possible since this is not that mainstream of a film)? The mere fact that I am wondering and started theorizing means that I am interested in this highly unlikely pairing making a big splash. Move over MaiDen, Lizqueen, and KathNiel, there is a new pairing in town and it probably will bring much more realism and "kilig" than most of you have ever accomplished as this goes beyond the physical appearances alone.

Kita Kita 2017 film title card from Spring Films directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo starring Alessandra De Rossi and Empoy Marquez showing on July 19, 2017

How about you guys? What do you think about the Empoy and Alessandra team up in this film? Do you think there will ever be a mainstream film that would experiment on the romance genre that doesn't need to blind someone just for them to fall in love with one another? Do you ever think such pitch would work and why? Did you know that Kita Kita had an earlier Screening at UP Cine Adarna last May 2017? Were you one of those able to see it, what do you think of the film? Share your thoughts and opinion about Kita Kita (2017) official movie trailer in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.
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May 9, 2017

Dear Other Self (2017) Trailer Impressions: Choices and Lovers; To Stay or To Leave?

Dear Other Self is a romantic film from Star Cinema under the direction of Veronica Velasco starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Xian Lim, and Joseph Marco slated for a May 17, 2017 theatrical release. Let's check out what this latest Star cinema romcom with scenes shot from Thailand has to offer.

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Dear Other Self
Plot / Synopsis

Star Cinema's "Dear Other Self" is about a woman who finds herself facing her two possible futures ahead of an important meeting at work, starring Jodi Sta. Maria in the lead role.

The quirky new flick shows what happens when she decides to stay at work or pursue her passion for travelling.


Source: ABS-CBN News


Watch Dear Other Self Official trailer here:





Dear Other Self Official Trailer Impression
Dear Other Self Film Trailer Review

Dear Other Self 2017 Star Cinema film shot in Thailand starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Xian Lim, and Joseph Marco love triangle

What can be said about Dear Other Self (2017) official movie trailer? Well, Jodi Sta. Maria is still as lovely as ever. You can partner her up with any leading man (no matter the age) and they will still look good together; she is simply that charming and flexible. Dear Other Self is another Star Cinema film shot overseas; this time in Thailand as showcased in the trailer. The film has also a curious presentation, a narrative that shows two possibilities.

Dear Other Self 2017 Filipino romantic film featuring Jodi Sta. Maria as Becky dreaming of a two life which all begin with a decision whether to resign from her job or pursue her dream to travel

The big question is whether the story (one or both) presented in the film are mere probabilities or they happened at the same time? We can see Jodi's character in front of a computer so who knows if this is the last part of the film and it is finally unveiled to us that one or even both potential decision (whether it be career or partner) is true. Because how can the leading lady live both lives, not unless they include a science fiction or fantasy element allowing her to move to realities or travel through time. If so, then that would make it more awesome! So that is the element of the film that got my curiosity piqued. Deatr Other Self seems to appear as a not-so-straightforward narrative (at least what was shown in the trailer) with a charming leading lady. Oh and again just as I've been constantly saying why aren't there any recognition or love for the writers or screenwriters; at least if cite it if the director is also behind the script.

Dear Other Self 2017 Filipino movie title card Star Cinema  directed by Veronica Velasco starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Xian Lim, and Joseph Marco showing on May 17, 2017

How about you guys? What do you think about this movie that present two distinct possibilities and at the center is a dreamy middle class woman who only want to have a good life? Are you a fan of Jodi Sta. Maria or have seen most of her television and movie projects? What is your most favorite? Share your thoughts and opinion about Dear Other Self (2017) official movie trailer in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.
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May 7, 2017

Bliss (2017) Trailer Impressions: A Dark Journey Down the Rabbit Hole of a Broken Actress

Bliss is a psychological thriller from Artikulo Uno Productions under the direction and screenplay by Jerrold Tarog starring Iza Calzado, TJ Trinidad, Ian Veneracion, Shamaine Buencamino, Audie Gemora, and Adrienne Vergara with a May 10, 2017 theatrical release. Let's check out what this R-18 psychological thriller from the same makers of Heneral Luna has to offer.

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Bliss
Plot / Synopsis

Spoiler Warning: Detailed Plot Synopsis courtesy of Referenced Source Material. Read at your own risk.

Bliss revolves around the character of Jane Ciego (Iza Calzado), an actress on the verge of burnout. This prompts her to produce a film to boost her chances of winning an award but which only results in her literal downfall. That's because Jane figures in an accident in the middle of a 30-hour shoot. The accident has left her paralyzed and she becomes "trapped" inside a house with her husband, Carlo (TJ Trinidad) and a nurse, Lilibeth (Adrienne Vergara).

She wakes up everyday to the same scene, looking up at a smoke detector. Carlo would serve her breakfast, leaving only after asking her to sign a check to buy equipment for a restaurant.

All throughout the film, Jane would hear voices and other noise inside the big house. She would often follow the sound, only to wake up as if she was dreaming.

Bliss 2017 Filipino psychological thriller featuring Iza Calzado as Jane Ciego, Shamaine Buencamino, and Audie Gemora

While Jane is trapped inside the house, the other characters go about their business. There’s Lexter Palao (Audie Gemora), the director of Jane’s film, who hopes that she gets better so she can promote her film. There’s also Jane’s mother (Shamaine Buencamino), who also wishes the same thing so she can go on living the life of a stage mother.

The film also shows the backstory of Rose, a nurse wanted by authorities for sexually molesting her patient. It turns out that Rose was in the same audition as Jane when they were younger, but failed to make it into showbiz. She became a nurse, and a fan of Jane.

At some point in Jane’s repetitive life, she becomes confused whether she is living her life or dreaming of a scene from her movie. Her husband Carlo turns into Joshua (Ian Veneracion), and she becomes Abigail. Jane’s sanity begins to crumble as the horrors pile up in a symphony of blood, tears and madness. What was supposed to be a simple dream for Jane soon becomes an endless nightmare.


Source: ABS-CBN News


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Bliss Official Trailer Impression
Bliss Film Trailer Review

Bliss 2017 Philippine psychological thriller film from Artikulo Uno Productions with Iza Calzado winning the Yakushi Pearl Award in the 2017 Osaka Asian Film Festival

What can be said about Bliss (2017) official movie trailer? Well, Bliss official movie trailer has piqued my interest. We really don't have that many Filipino film titles that falls under the psychological thriller genre, so when something like this comes along, it probably is worth taking a closer look. Does it automatically indicate quality? Well, not really but for what Bliss trailer has showcase it seems to be so. Oh, don't take my word for it, take the recognition given to Iza Calzado with the Yakushi Pearl Award in the 2017 Osaka Asian Film Festival as a testament. All seems well, right? Not quite yet as their next big obstacle is the MTRCB and its initial X-Rating classification.

Bliss 2017 Filipino psychological thriller movie from Artikulo Uno Productions directed by Jerrold Tarog from Heneral Luna controversy when MTRCB initially slap an X-rating

One of the biggest newsmaker and free "unintentional" (?) publicity for this film is when it was initially given by the MTRCB with an X-Rating for scenes featuring prolonged frontal nudity, excessive violence, and masturbation (More info here), but later on got an R-18 rating after submitting their appeal to the ancient conservative prudes at the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. Who knows, maybe those initially "controversial" and "alarming" scenes (recognized by an international Film festival) from the film were left on the cutting floor as according to the specifications of the moral and conservative connoisseur of the MTRCB lead by MTRCB chairperson Rachel Arenas and their shining board members. Should I name them, well that is already overkill on the roadkill already. Well, in a land of conservative Catholics filled to the brim with Star Cinema romantic movies, it was probably really so scandalous to include blood and "gratuitous" scene that should never be seen or done by adults... NOT! Hahaha but I digress, we are already making so much commentary on a matter of taste and moral righteousness of the MTRCB that we have forgotten about the film that can only be compared to a "little Hollywood film" called Mulholland Drive from 2001.

Bliss 2017 psychological thriller Filipino film from the director and studio of Heneral Luna

I was really invested and was like asking so many questions about the trailer. We have already ruled out the supernatural element as its genre doesn't indicate it as so, all we have left now is a thought-provoking film. Who dunnit, why, and how will it end? Although most of the identity of the characters have been showcased in the Bliss movie trailer. It was really only became clear when you read its synopsis which might be a spoiler in itself and thus why I included a small spoiler warning in the Plot/Synopsis section of this movie trailer impression for 2017's Bliss. Its either an official PR material from the Bliss production team of ABS-CBN (official source of the plot) that overdid it. But I am not complaining that much...call it a minor nitpick. My curiosity was piqued and will be checking Bliss once it hits the theaters on MAy 10 .

Bliss 2017 Filipino movie title card from Artikulo Uno Productions directed by Jerrold Tarog starring Iza Calzado, TJ Trinidad, Ian Veneracion, Shamaine Buencamino, Audie Gemora, and Adrienne Vergara showing on May 10, 2017

How about you guys? What do you think about this seemingly controversial (at first) and internationally recognized film? What are your thoughts about MTRCB ratings and what probably have been cut in the R-18 version of the film? Do you think the adult Filipino movie going audience are not prepared to see such adult themes on the big screen as what the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board is somewhat implying? Share your thoughts and opinion about Bliss (2017) official movie trailer in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.
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May 2, 2017

Luck At First Sight (2017) Trailer Impressions: A Fantastical Romance Story about Luck, Gambling, and Love

Luck At First Sight is a 2017 fantasy romance film from Viva Films under the direction of Dan Villegas starring Bela Padilla and Jericho Rosales slated for a May 3, 2017 theatrical release. Let's check out what this latest romantic comedy film from viva Films with a twist of fantasy elements has to offer.

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Luck At First Sight
Plot / Synopsis

A story about two people whose lives got intertwined by a fantastical circumstance, the (film's) concept of a "life charm". There is only one problem that endangers this continuous flood of charm, falling in love.

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Luck At First Sight Official Trailer Impression
Luck At First Sight Film Trailer Review

Luck at First Sight 2017 Filipino film featuring Asia King of Drama Jericho Rosales

What can be said about Luck At First Sight (2017) official movie trailer? Well, this kinds of romance stories is a bit refreshing really. Refreshing in a sense that this has more fantasy elements on it versus your usual conveyor belt romantic films produced recently. It is no rich guy fall for the poor girl (or vice versa) or the family of the couple are against the protagonist's union. I think this is one way for film studios to shake things up a bit or at least explore for the romance genre. Quite refreshing that it didn't came from Star Cinema this time, but rather from Viva Films. I always wonder why most of the time there isn't any love given for screenwriters on these kinds of films? We should know who to thank for delivering us with these innovative scripts (or burn if the script sucks). They should be credited as much as the director does along with the actors; or if it is also written by the director at least let us know if it is written and directed by him.

Luck at First Sight 2017 viva films featuring Bela Padilla and Jericho Rosales love team about life charm, good luck, gambling, and falling in love

The fantastical element is highly unlikely to happen in real life. Because how can there really be a charm that raises a person's luck or people pairing up that would boost their luck to a ridiculous level to the point that they are winning any and every bet (gambling). But of course, this is what makes the script and film special; its ridiculous concept. That there is a condition that has to be met in order to maintain this good luck and no surprise that it is the film's major plot point. We all know that love will love will triumph all but the question is how will they lead up to that part? The film seems to also dabble on gambling which is a serious psychological case to some especially once they are addicted to it which by how the trailer shows us happened to at least one of the main characters (Jericho). Jerciho Rosales and Bela Padilla has good chemistry on-screen making it an appealing (to me) as a romantic film. I usually tend to be a bit indifferent (even a grinch) towards these kinds of movies and their respective trailers, but somehow, I actually like how the film is presented via this trailer. Hey, here is a thought! They should have gambled their luck on a lottery at the very beginning, but who knows it might be featured there as well either as their first attempt to test their luck out or the towards the culmination of the film to prove that falling in love doesn't affect their luck; but I am simply guessing how it will unfold... which is good by the way as it indicate that I am particularly interested in the film.

Luck at First Sight 2017 viva films romantic movie title card directed by Dan Villegas starring Bela Padilla and Jericho Rosales showing on May 3, 2017

How about you guys? What do you think about this film focusing on good luck charms, gambling, and a romance smack right in between? Are you superstitious yourself or have a good luck charm that you have in you? Will you be seeing this film when it hits the theaters and why? Share your thoughts and opinion about Luck At First Sight (2017) trailer in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.
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April 21, 2017

Our Mighty Yaya (2017) Trailer Impressions: Ghoulish-Looking Ai-Ai Delas Alas as a Beloved Nanny to an Upper Class Family

Our Mighty Yaya is a 2017 comedy family film from Regal Films under the direction of Jose Javier Reyes starring Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Zoren Legaspi, Megan Young, Sofia Andres, Lucas Magallano, Alyson McBride, and Beverly Salviejo slated for a May 10, 2017 theatrical release. Let's check out what this latest reiteration of a beloved nanny movie has to offer.

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Our Mighty Yaya
Plot / Synopsis

A Mother's Day Presentation. Handog ng Regal Entertainment Inc, Ang kwento ng isang ulirang YAYA, Ang ating pangalawang INA
na magpapasaya at magmamahal sa ating lahat!


Our Mighty Yaya 2017 comedy film featuring Ai-Ai Delas Alas as a nanny working for the family of Zoren Legaspi and Megan Young with their kids Sofia Andres, Lucas Magallano, Alyson McBride

A latest presentation from Regal Entertainment Inc (Regal Films) comes a story about an ideal nanny, our second mother who will bring joy and love all of us.

Source: Youtube


Watch Our Mighty Yaya Official trailer here:





Our Mighty Yaya Official Trailer Impression
Our Mighty Yaya Film Trailer Review

Our Mighty Yaya 2017 Regal Films family comedy movie featuring Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Lucas Magallano, and Alyson McBride

What can be said about Our Mighty Yaya (2017) official movie trailer? Well, it is your typical light-hearted family film focusing on an exemplary nanny for children belonging to an uptight high class family. But of course, to emphasize the uniqueness of this role model of a nanny, they have to make her look ghoulish by making her skin tone darker, an improper set of teeth, and lacking the necessary education... everything of what you can expect from your stereotypical nanny figure from the province (caricature for comedic effect because why not). Well the only difference is that it is not mainly a dramatic film but don't misinterpret it as so as most of these kinds of film will have its fair share of moments that will thug on the heartstrings as what is expected of movies under this theme. The film will join the ranks of other nanny-themed titles like Anak (2000), Inang Yaya (2006), Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie (2009), and the internationally screened and acclaimed "Ilo Ilo" (2013).

Our Mighty Yaya 2017 comedy film showing on May 10, 2017 directed by Jose Javier Reyes starring Ai-Ai Delas Alas and Beverly Salviejo as nannies in this family film

Initially, I thought that there would be more of this film under this theme (the exemplary nanny stories), but to my surprise only a few came from my basic search; that this genre of (family) drama was done to death just like the rich guy-poor girl or rich girl-poor guy romantic films. Or maybe that is just that, many of the films that we have seen usually from romance and horror have these basic stereotype. Or maybe ABS-CBN's popular "Please Be Careful With My Heart" television series has grown on everyone. Well at least that daytime soap didn't had the audacity to stereotype the nannies as uneducated ghoulish looking one. Maybe, most of those belonging to the middle class, and upper class grew up with nannies and can entirely relate to this theme. Even if they belong to the lower class, if they themselves are a nanny or their family member is an actual nanny, maybe this is what makes it relatable to them. The question is do the ugly nanny with a heart of gold makes for an interesting and entertaining film? Well, that is what might (or might not) be answered on Our Mighty Yaya. We'll make sure to observe and make a criticism of that as the years past by or if the local film studios decides to start milking such themes as from what we have seen so far they "mostly have been on the look out to revolutionize" film making in the Philippines..

Our Mighty Yaya 2017 family comedy film directed by Jose Javier Reyes starring Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Zoren Legaspi, Megan Young, Sofia Andres, Lucas Magallano, Alyson McBride, and Beverly Salviejo showing on May 10, 2017

How about you guys? What do you think about this film about ghoulish looking stereotype of a nanny from the province but with a heart of gold? Will you be seeing this film when it hits the theaters and why? Share your thoughts and opinion about Our Mighty Yaya (2017) in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.
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March 15, 2017

Northern Lights: A Journey To Love (2017) Trailer Impressions: A Story of a Father Reconnecting with his Estranged Son and a New Flame Met Along the Way

Northern Lights: A Journey To Love is a 2017 romantic drama film from Regal Films, Star Cinema, and Spring Films under the direction of Dondon Santos starring Piolo Pascual, Yen Santos, and Raikko Mateo slated for a March 29, 2017 theatrical release. Let's check out what this latest Star Cinema film set overseas has to offer.

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Northern Lights: A Journey To Love
Plot / Synopsis

In this drama from Star Cinema, Pascual is paired with actress Yen Santos.dHe plays a father who strives to fix his relationship with his estranged son, portrayed by child actor Raikko Mateo, best known for starring in the inspirational teleserye "Honesto."

Northern Lights A Journey to Love (2017) Star Cinema movie featuring  Piolo Pascual and Raikko Mateo as father and son in alaska

This seemingly straightforward father-son movie gets complicated when he falls in love with Santos's character, an admittedly heartbroken woman looking to start fresh in a new country.

"Northern Lights: A Journey To Love" is set in a picturesque town in Alaska, where auroras can be seen frequently.

Source: ABS-CBN News


Watch Northern Lights: A Journey To Love (2017) Official trailer here:





Northern Lights: A Journey To Love (2017) Official Trailer Impression
Northern Lights: A Journey To Love (2017) Film Trailer Review

Northern Lights A Journey to Love (2017) Star Cinema romantic drama and family film featuring  Piolo Pascual and Yen Santos love team

What can be said about Northern Lights: A Journey To Love (2017) official movie trailer? First off the film looks visually stunning and I think this is what is to be expected in one of the most prominent (if not the number one) film production company in the Philippines. But of course, the film's competency and watchability doesn't end up in cinematography alone. The question now is if whether Star Cinema's March 2017 film featuring Piolo Pascual any good? Well, the answer can only be known once you guys check it in theaters but from what we can make up from the trailer... it's probably decent. The film will join the ranks of other Star Cinema's films that has been majorly shot overseas/abroad like Milan, Barcelona, and Dubai.

Northern Lights A Journey to Love (2017) Star Cinema film starring  Piolo Pascual, Yen Santos, and Raikko Mateo about a father winning his estranged son's heart and finding love with a heartbroken girl in alaska

So how does Northern Lights: A Journey To Love differ from the tens and thousands of romantic (romantic-comedy) films that Star Cinema has been "efficiently" producing as of recent memory? The answer is to add some real life element to it and that is in the form of estranged familial relationships. While having a care-free father winning over the hearts of his estranged son could have already been enough as a main driving plot, Star Cinema (or its writers) decides to go the romantic route and mix the unnecessary romantic interest (because, by the gods, you can't make a "good" Star Cinema film without romance). But it is what it is and the film's main theme seems to revolve around second chances and starting over again ergo mixing the estranged son and the heartbroken woman seems to be a perfect fit (?) (if you apply logic to it).

Northern Lights A Journey to Love (2017) movie title card from Star cinema, Regal Entertainment, and Spring Films directed by Dondon Santos starring  Piolo Pascual, Yen Santos, and Raikko Mateo showing on March 29, 2017

How about you guys? What do you think about this film about a father winning the heart of his estranged son and juggling a token romantic interest? Will you be seeing this film when it hits the theaters and why? What local films shot abroad that you genuinely liked and has become of your favorites? Share your thoughts and opinion about Northern Lights: A Journey To Love (2017) in the comments section below and let's discuss about it.
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