Sunday, December 28, 2008

AiAi Delas Alas in the sequel of her hit movie... hits theaters Dec 25

Yesterday was great. I and my wifey had time to watch a movie. I found myself immediately lining up for "Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat!"paid the expensive tickets as my wifey bought popcorn and drinks. The movie is one of the entries in the 34th Annual 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival. The occasion is considered historical because it included an animated film for the first time as one of its official entries. Of course it was this movie that I watched because I had the chance to watch the first one last year with friends. With the few Filipino films I watch, its quite optimistic to see that I never fail to support one of the most hilarious persons I know (Ai Ai Delas Alas)... not to mention I was really laughing hard because of my personal comedic idol Eugene Domingo. I strongly recommend you watch this one specially the part where they were stopped by PSG... Eugene was particularly crazy there!

Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat was lots of fun!
Trailer from Star Cinema

The awards given in the festival was okay... nothing that is not expected... they still play in the canned box of givng awards that have quality instead of entertainment value at box office gross:

Best Director - Mark Meily (Baler)
Best Screenplay - Baler
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award - Antonio Villegas (Baler)
Best Supporting Actress - Manilyn Reynes (One Night Only)
Best Supporting Actor - Philip Salvador (Baler)
Best Actor - Christopher De Leon (Magkaibigan)
Best Actress - Anne Curtis (Baler)
Best Cinematography - Lee Meily (Baler)
Best Production Design - Aped Santos (Baler)
Best Editing - Danny Anonuevo (Baler)
Best Visual Effects - Robert Quilao (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Busical Score - Jessie Lasaten (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Theme Song - “Lipad” by Jessie Lasaten and Artemio Abad Jr., performed by Lea Salonga (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Sound - Albert Idioma and Wally Dellosa (Dayo: Sa Mundo ng Elementalia)
Best Original Story - Jose Javier Reyes (One Night Only)
Best Child Performer - Robert Villar (”Shake, Rattle, and Roll X”)
Noli Villalobos - Best Make-Up (”Desperadas 2″)
3rd Best Festival Picture - Iskul Bukol 20 Years After
2nd Best Festival Picture - Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat
Best Picture - Baler

They also release initial day figures for these movies, mostly the one I watched and Iskul Bukol... 20 years after had the highest earnings since they have a huge fan base.

1. Ang Tanging Ina N’yong Lahat - 20.9 million pesos
2. Iskul Bukol… 20 Years After - 18.9 million pesos
3. Shake Rattle and Roll X - 13.1 million pesos
4. Desperadas 2 - 7.0 million pesos
5. Baler - 5.3 million pesos
6. One Night Only - 1.5 million pesos
7. Dayo - 1.2 million pesos
8. Magkaibigan - 0.6 million pesos

In these tough times, people still need to laugh. You couldn't even see that we were in a recession because of the millions of pesos that went into the movies. Filipinos are really weird... when the world is in the economic crunch we find ways to be happy. That's what's great huh?!


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