WATCH: ‘Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa’ teases sequel ‘Tayo, Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon’

Audience-favorite Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa is headed to having a sequel!

Tayo, Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon follows the story of Sam (Nicco Manalo) and Isa (Emmanuelle Vera), together with Luke (Brian Gabriel Corella), five years after Ang Kwento Nating Dalawa. Addition to the cast are Sandino Martin and Anna Luna in very special roles.

Tayo, Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon is written and being directed by Abrogena with Iar Arondaing as co-writer. It is expected to be released late 2017.

Watch the first teaser featuring Agsunta’s “Wala Nang Lusot”:

MOVIE REVIEW: Split (2017)

There is much to rediscover with the return of director M. Night Shyamalan who has gained such attention with supernatural horror-thriller The Sixth Sense. Long before his latest film Split began its production, the anticipation is high enough to increase hype over the movie—how much more with the introduction of versatile actor James McAvoy as its lead star.

Split revolves around the story of a mentally-ill man with 23 personalities and his everyday life in between his creepy kidnapping of three teenager girls in a custom-built dungeon and his frequent visit to a psychologist, played by the ever-reliable Betty Buckley. On another hand, Anya Taylor-Joy as one of the victims tells much of a thinking role: useful and relatable.

The overall atmosphere of this psychological thriller adds up to the vibrant portrayal of McAvoy, who owns his character, one at a time, until it unleashes the 24th—something equally suprising and satisfying. While it could have been moreso interesting to see him literally play 24 characters (as how the film is marketed), minimal exposures of McAvoy’s dissimilar personas give proper highlight, individually, instead of moving into complex storytelling with all of them suited up for the story’s timeline.

Split showcases a terrifying James McAvoy in a role perfect for an M. Night Shyamalan comeback tale. The stylish visuals alone provide a classic atmosphere hinged on the director’s early works: the result as shocking as what audience could expect.

 

Comparable among its league under the same genre, Split exudes Shyamalan’s psyche—however torn it could be—and successfully transforms it into something terrifying thanks to McAvoy’s dependability. The outcome complements with the eerie sound design, determined editing and claustrauphobic . It would not be any surprise if this happens to be an origin story and a sequel is yet to come to explain all of it and provide answers to the film’s inescapable riddles.

 

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ gets R-18 rating from MTRCB with no cuts, blurs, covers

Universal Pictures’ eagerly anticipated romantic thriller Fifty Shades Darker has been approved for exhibition by the Movie & Television Rating and Classification Board (MTRCB) with a rating of R-18 which means the movie is strictly for 18 years of age and above.

The sequel to the 2015 blockbuster love story Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker was approved in its original US version – WITHOUT cuts, blurs and blacked-out parts.

The MTRCB justified its R-18 classification due to the following contents in the film:

  • Prolonged and realistic depiction of sexual activity and aberrational sexual behavior;
  • Scenes involving bondage and dominance, sadism and masochism;
  • Nudity (breast, butt and pubic hair exposures; and
  • Strong and / or sexual language.

Meanwhile, advance ticket-selling has started for the film – fans can now buy their tickets and be among the first to see Fifty Shades Darker in cinemas.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment invites you to slip into something a shade darker.

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.

Fifty Shades Darker is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the book by James.

The film features the song “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” performed by international superstars Zayn | Taylor Swift. The official soundtrack album arrives in stores and via online partners soon.

Opening across the Philippines on February 8, 2017, Fifty Shades Darker is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.