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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Pinoy Films

I owe thanks to my list of Top 10 films of 2010 for making me promise myself that I’ll watch more Filipino films this year. We are still getting used to the first few days of 2011 yet we already have quite an impressive lineup of Pinoy films. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Bulong

Starring: Vhong Navarro, Angelica Panganiban
Directed by: Chito S. Roño

Following an old superstition, a young nurse (Navarro) whispers his crush’s name on a dead person so as to make the girl fall in love with him. Horror ensues, and the nurse seeks help from an expert (Panganiban) to get things back the way they were.

I’m quite a fan of Panganiban, thanks to her performance in Here Comes the Bride. It’ll be very interesting to see her do a horror-comedy with Vhong Navarro. I’ll surely see this one.


Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington

Starring: Mart Escudero, Janice De Belen, Roderick Paulate
Directed by: Jade Castro (Endo)
Screenplay by: Raymond Lee, Michiko Yamamoto (Ang Pagdadalaga...)

Not really sure what’s going on here, but the film’s Facebook page has this to say about it: “A coming of age story. A coming together of friends and family story. A coming of Zombadings story. Coming sooner.” Based on the trailer, we can say that gays are being killed, and that they have risen from the dead for some unknown reason.

I already have some people who’d be willing to watch this with me (this means multiple viewing times). Just seeing the awesome Roderick Paulate and the super funny Eugene Domingo in the trailer is already enough to make me want to see this one. Plus, the teasers are hilarious. Check them out on Youtube.


Tum: My Pledge of Love

Starring: Mariel Rodriguez, Robin Padilla
Directed by: Robin Padilla

I've learned when I watched Rosario that you should NEVER judge a movie based on its trailer. But when it is possible to do so, then I will miss this one on purpose. Trailer's not very impressive, but we have to give Padilla a shot, hearing how some declare that he wrote and directed the whole thing, and that the entire film is shot in India, with Indian actors and Indian stuntmen and a whole lot of India-ness.

Which brings us to the question: Are Mariel and Robin really in love with each other?


My Valentine Girls

Starring: Richard Gutierrez, Eugene Domingo
Directed by: Mark Reyes, Chris Martinez, and Topel Lee

To be honest, the last Richard Gutierrez film I watched was Let the Love Begin, which I actually liked. I admit that if Eugene Domingo is not in this one, and if Chris Martinez isn't one of the directors, then there is a high chance I'd be ignoring this. Gawd, Eugene has got to be one of the most hardworking actresses in Philippine showbiz. And she delivers her best in each and every one of her projects. Yes, I'm a fantard.

Which brings us to the real question: Since this is a Valentines movie, who will I be watching this with? =(

And speaking of Eugene Domingo...

Kimmy Dora 3


That's not a typo. The sequel to Eugene Domingo's funny-as-hell launching movie will be called Kimmy Dora 3. The reason? We have to wait and see. We can guess that a 3rd sister will be joining them. Or that the film will be released in 3D. Or that the film will be 3 hours long. No matter what the reason is, I'm sure I'll be seeing this one.


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Here's hoping that 2011 will be a very good year for Philippine cinema. Also looking forward to get me some healthy dose of indie flicks from Cinemalaya and the other festivals. Nood na tayo!

So which of these films are you going to watch?





46 comments:

engel said...

looking forward to seeing bulong.

my kid's been talking alot about zombadings, but haven't seen the trailer yet. maybe later when i'm home. :)

blurredlights said...

i'm definitely watching zombadings, my valentine girls (for eugene), and kimmy dora 3.

i think the story behind kimmy dora 3 is that when someone asked bb. joyce bernal if she would be interested in doing a sequel, she said she'd rather make the end of a trilogy because sequels usually don't live up to expectations. haha. :)

Abby said...

Looking forward to Kimmy Dora 3 as well!! :D

Will said...

that's good to hear. :) Eugene's amazing, no?

Kikomaxxx said...

hahaha adik din ako kay uge at angelica.. wee.. better watch those films... salamat na naman chong.. at medyo extended ang mga load natin ngayon.. hahaha

Will said...

sobrang patung-patong na nga ang load natin. nakakainizzzz. :p

Nimmy said...

parang year ni Eugene Domingo ah! sya na maraming projects! hehee

can't wait for Kimmydora and ZOmbadings :)

Neutral Universe said...

Actually, it is called Kimmy Dora 3 because they don't want to go to Kimmy Dora 2 yet. They want to do 3 first because they want to make sure that they can have 2 as well in the near future. I have read it in the newspaper once.

As for the Robin-directed-produced-starrer, have you heard of what happened to his last soap in GMA? It was Totoy Bato, the third and last for his GMA contract. It was a very promising show. The first episodes were amazing and the story is good, but he manipulated everything. I say so because I noticed how the latter episodes became too indie-ish. Tipsy movements of the camera. One-camera usage. Insufficient lighting. And all. News have it that Padilla took over everything. Directing, script--it had to be everything that he wanted it to be. And so Totoy Bato became a whirlwind of crap. What more about this movie of his, with his "wife"? Let us just see.

High hope with the Philippine movie industry.

Xall Perce said...

Kimmy Dora 3... and lols at Zombadings! Thanks for the update Will! :p

Nyabach0i said...

kimmy dora 3 for the win!!! muntik na ako matempt sa zombadings. but no. haha. ang pangit ng trailer ng movie nila robin...

claudiopoi said...

ayoko ng maniwala sa mga empty promises ng star cinema! letcheng dalaw yun. kaya hindi na ako mag eexpect sa bulong. ang sellout kasi nila, cliche, at predictable! (oo, galit ako neto!) haha :)

DocCed said...

i'll definitelywatch kimmy dora3. naiimagine ko pa lang natatawa na ko kay eugene. hehehe

AXL Powerhouse Prod. said...

yun oh... ngayun ba yung kimmmydora 3 ,.,, astig... :D

ceiboh said...

kimmy dora 3!! ahahaha... ako din, sure na i'll be seeing the movie.. LOL

Yffar'sWorld said...

not really interested with gutierez's and padilla's, but Kimi Dora 3 got me excited. XD

hartlesschiq said...

kimmy dora 3 and zombadings for sure ang hindi ko papalampasin :)

Deej said...

Frankly, I am not a fan of filipino films especially the horror ones. They are all copied from foreign films and I agree with Claudio up there. But I will definitely watch Zombadings. :)

Will said...

Let's watch. Hope it's funny din. :)

Will said...

me, too! :D

Will said...

this 2011 siya papalabas. :D

Will said...

same here. padilla's trailer doesn't excite me one bit.

Will said...

ako riN!

Will said...

ako rin. pero versatile naman si eugene, she can do drama roles as well.

Will said...

hahaha, pero they say Star Cinema had a good year last year. Dalawa ata ang Fail nila. hehe

Will said...

why, bakit ayaw mo ng zombadings?? haha

Will said...

you're welcome! :D

Will said...

Wow, thanks for your very informative comment. So that's what happened to Rob's soap. Yes, we all should have high hopes for the Philippine movie industry.

Will said...

She's very hardworking. Call her overexposed but at least we get our money's worth from her projects. :)

sean said...

eugene domingo fan here, so i'll be watching everything that she's in. thanks will.

Will said...

you're welcome! :)

khanto said...

nakakatawa yung bulong :p aabangan ko yan at sa sinehan ko papanoorin.

Will said...

ako rin. panoorin ko to. :)

ahmer said...

Zombadings - inaabangan ko to! haha kay Roderick pa lang solb na!
: D

Jayvie said...

basta may Eugene Domingo, papanuorin ko hehe.

ka-abang abang din ang Angel Locsin-Aga Muhlach movie, na itatapat yata sa Valentine movie ni Richard Gutierrez. hihi :D

Will said...

gusto ko rin si Roderick. galing nya e

Will said...

ayoko kay Aga, di na bagay ang mga pinapair up sa kanya. hahaa

Jayvie said...

abangan na lang natin ang Aga-Lea hehe

Glentot said...

Haha mukhang OK yung Zombadings!!! last year I watched more Thai movies than Pinoy movies so this year I'll see if that changes... Or if not, I'll just wait for your reviews...

Will said...

Same here! I watched more Thai films than Pinoy films last 2010.

Dani said...

Nae-excite ako sa Zombading, hahahaha. As far as Mariel-Robin, ugh c'mon. Nakakairita lang sila. With the amount of spinning and pagpapapansin that they did in the past year, who knows what's the truth. Nakakaumay sila haha.

Will said...

tomo. di ko rin alam kung ano ang paniniwalaan ko. kung totoo bang papakasal sila or kung para lang sa movie ang ginawa nila.

Sani said...

Add Chris Martinez's entry to Cinemalaya this year, the Eugene Domingo-starrer, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank :)

Robbie Bautista said...

Bulong and Zombading really looks promising. Parehas pang horror-comedy. Hopefully it wont disappoint in the comedy part. Sa horror part medyo feeling ko hindi naman talaga nakakatakot. Hahaha.

Kimmy Dora! Nagtaka din ako dun sa 3 eh. Wahahaha.

Oh and I really cant stomach Richard Gutierrez kahit na isama mo pa si Eugene Domingo at Chris Martinez sa mix. Hindi talaga.

Will said...

Let's watch Zombaginds with TK! :D

Will said...

Right! Forgot that one. Magandang tandem yung Martinez-Domingo. Parang Welcome to Interlstar lang.

Mox said...

Bulong and Kimmy Dora 3! :) WATCH WATCH WATCH!

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