They’re the official entries to the annual Metro Manila Film Festival, now on its 37th year.
Leading the pack is “Panday 2,” topbilled by Bong Revilla and Marian Rivera. The action-fantasy, with a touch of love drama, was very well received during the press preview and premiere. “Napakaganda, magugustuhan ng mga bata,” talent manager and line producer Dolor Guevarra enthused.
The only drama entry is “Yesterday Today Tomorrow,” starring Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion, with an all-star cast.
Of course, “Shake, Rattle & Roll” – now on its 13th edition – is also competing. Seems MMFF is incomplete without the horror trilogy.
Another horror entry is “Segunda Mano,” topbilled by Kris Aquino, Dingdong Dantes and Angelica Panganiban. Kris is rightly billed “horror queen.”
Said to be a dark horse is Jeorge Estregan’s “Asiong Salonga,” the lone action entry in black and white. Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
The tandem of Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo is back in “My Househusband,” with Eugene Domingo sharing stellar billing. Domestic comedy at its best.
Last but not least is “Enteng ng Ina Mo,” with Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas in the title roles. A casting coup, indeed.
So there, seven good films to choose from. Variety is the spice of MMFF.
See you at the movies.
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