WATCH: All trailers for 8 entries of Metro Manila Film Festival 2017

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) executive committee has officially announced the last four films to complete the 8 entries to the 2017 edition. The announcement was done this afternoon at Club Filipino in San Juan.

The four entries selected from finished films are the following:


Deadma Walking

from T-Rex Entertainment, directed by Julius Alfonso, and starring Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan-Guzman


Siargao

from TEN17P Productions, directed by Paul Soriano and starring Jericho Rosales and Erich Gonzales


Haunted Forest

from Regal Entertainment, directed by Ian Loreños and starring Jane Oineza


Ang Larawan

from Culturtrain Musicat Productions, directed by Loy Arcenas and starring Rachel Alejandro and Joanna Ampil


The other four entries to be selected were announced back in July. The first four movies chosen based on script submissions are the following:

Ang Panday

from CCM Creative Productions Inc., directed by and starring Coco Martin


All of You

from Quantum and MJM Productions, directed by Dan Villegas, and starring Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay


Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad

from Star Cinema and Viva Films, directed by Joyce Bernal, and starring Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, and Pia Wurtzbach


Meant to Beh

from Octo Arts Films, directed by Chris Martinez, and starring Vic Sotto and Dawn Zulueta


SHORT FILMS

The MMFF 2017 short film entries to be attached respectively to each of the eight full-length features are the following:

  • Anino
  • Anong Nangyari Kay Nicanor Dante?
  • Black Market
  • Crab Mentality
  • Gunita
  • Isang Gabi (One Night)
  • Kinalimutan Natin ang mga Bata
  • Noel

The selection of entries were based on “both artistic excellence and audience appeal that can equate to more benefits to its target industry beneficiaries,” according to the MMFF execom.

The 43rd edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival starts Christmas day, December 25.

‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel reveals title, first-look photo

Warner Bros. Pictures announces “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” as the title of the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™. Opening November 16, 2018, the film features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD”is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.


(Left to right) JUDE LAW plays a young ALBUS DUMBLEDORE, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters; EZRA MILLER makes a return as the enigmatic CREDENCE, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film; CLAUDIA KIM appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast; ZOË KRAVITZ plays LETA LESTRANGE, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother; CALLUM TURNER joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, THESEUS SCAMANDER, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic; KATHERINE WATERSTON returns as TINA GOLDSTEIN, who has been reinstated as anAuror for MACUSA; EDDIE REDMAYNE stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist NEWT SCAMANDER, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; DAN FOGLER reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, JACOB KOWALSKI; ALISON SUDOL reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, QUEENIE GOLDSTEIN, a Legilimens who can read minds; and JOHNNY DEPP returns as the powerful Dark wizard GELLERT GRINDELWALD in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.”