Empress Schuck, Kristel Fulgar, Andrea Brillantes star in ‘Kahit Ayaw Mo Na’

Three total strangers are forced to face a past… a past that will change their future forever.

Bona Fajardo, the writer and director of romantic drama movies such as “Iliw” and “I Found My Heart in Santa Fe,” is back with another heart-warming movie in KAHIT AYAW MO NA.

KAHIT AYAW MO NA tells story of three girls, Joey, Mikee and Ally, who were all drawn to the beautiful province of Samar.

Joey (Empress Schuck), a designer looking for a local start up business goes to Samar with her boyfriend Reggie (Daniel Matsunaga) where they meet Edlyn (Desiree del Valle) and Dong (Alan Paule), a couple who runs a banig-weaving business. Living with them is their daughter and aspiring composer Ally (Andrea Brillantes).

Meanwhile, food and travel vlogger Mikee (Kristel Fulgar) and her friend Jiro (Kuya Sawa) visit the province to feature Samar’s Secret Kitchens — a well-guarded family recipe of Dong’s mother.

While they enjoy the beautiful places and people of Samar, Joey and Mikee struggle with their respective personal issue, as both of them hold a grudge to the father’s they never knew. Ally on the other hand, is dealing with an unrequited love problem.

Joey and Mikee were invited to Edlyn and Dong’s wedding. But an unexpected revelation will ruin everyone’s celebration.

Watch as Empress Schuck, Kristel Fulgar and Andrea Brillantes have the most fun, memorable, and life-changing summer in Samar in KAHIT AYAW MO NA. The movie will open in cinemas near you on December 5. Get hooked with the movie’s official soundtrack titled, “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na,” performed by This Band.

KAHIT AYAW MO NA is produced by VIVA Films and BluArt Productions, Spark Samar and Saga Prefecture Film Commission.

‘Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap’ offers gritty humor served in an all-Pinoy platter

What do you get when three bumbling “holdaper”-wannabes aspire to get a piece of the biggest heist of their lives? It’s an hour and a half of laughing out loud and more — with “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap”!

Set in the imaginary Barangay Husay, right at the heart of Tondo Manila, we convene among best of the worst criminals in the land. Eman, played by Pepe Herrera, and his two friends: Toto, played by Jerald Napoles, and Carlo, played by Jelson Bay, their group starts out as the underdogs, failing at every opportunity to succeed in any of their small time scams.

Then a newbie is introduced to their group by Eman’s father played by veteran actor Pen Medina. He decrees Nicoy, played by Paolo Contis, to become part of Eman’s group breaking the tradition of having only 3 members per gang. Nicoy is met with adverse reactions but was eventually accepted by Eman and his friends breathing new vigor and hope for their dream of succeeding in an ultimate scam.

But the story is more than just this small band of goons, we are taken on a journey of evil plots intertwined by characters separated by less than 6 degrees all boiling into a pot that is probably the biggest, if not the most absurd heist ever to come across this side of Tondo.

Written and Directed by commercial director Marius Talampas, who might be new to filmmaking as this will be his first full-length film, but he sure has done his rounds in the commercial industry.

His career kicked off by a viral video titled “Yung Pula o Yung Puti”, a fun video he made with his best buddy Pepe Herrera whom he has known since their High School days in JASMS. His style and technical prowess are evident in each crisp shot and sequence, making the milieu of Tondo as savory as that twice-cooked adobo from your favorite carinderia.

“Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” is heavily reminiscent of Guy Ritchie’s style of quick wit and dry humor evident in the shots and story’s pacing, a director whom Talampas admits has heavily influenced his style.

If you’re a fan of those kinds of movies then “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap’” will seem like a manly breath of fresh air for you especially with all the rom-coms competing for moviegoers attention nowadays.

You will not be disappointed with what this one has to offer.

Catch the riot and have an ROTFL time with friends on starting on November 28 (Wednesday) when “Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap” (from Mavx Productions) is released in theaters nationwide.

About “ANG PANGARAP KONG HOLDAP”

Eman, Carlo, and Toto are the dumbest thieves in Barangay Husay, a town that houses the best hold-uppers, snatchers, and criminals in Manila. They are an embarrassment to the town, and are always mocked by the other group of criminals because they have never succeeded in any of their hold-up attempts.

Ka Paeng, the leader of the organization of criminals in Barangay Husay and father of Eman, decides to add newcomer Nicoy to his son’s group so they can improve their chances. The idea didn’t sit well with the group but they didn’t have any choice.

Nicoy, desperate to be accepted by the group, presents an opportunity. He shares an information about an item that will be bought for a large amount of money in an abandoned warehouse. Nicoy suggests that if they rob the trade, it will change their lives forever.

The heist, he says, will launch them as the top criminals in Barangay Husay. Unknown to them, a lof of other dangerous parties are also interested in the trade, including Ka Paeng himself.

Will the heist fulfill Eman, Carlo, and Toto’s dreams to become the top criminals in Barangay Husay? Or will this be another one of their embarrassing failed robberies? #AngPangarapKongHoldap

Vanellope meets the Disney princesses in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2’

When the trailer showing Vanellope Von Schweetz meeting the Disney Princesses in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 was released in June, it became such a viral sensation it was a miracle that it didn’t, well, break the internet.

It was a scene that the filmmakers always felt was a keeper. Says co-director Phil Johnston, “Putting Vanellope in a room with all of the Disney princesses was funny from the get-go, considering her unapologetic personality and laid-back outlook. And as it turned out, Vanellope is on a coming-of-age journey, so her encounter with the princesses was integral to the completion of her arc in the film.”

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Filmmakers invited the original voice talents to return to the studio to help bring their characters to life. The royal reunion included Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen), Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Idina Menzel (Elsa in Frozen), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), and Ming-Na Wen (Mulan). “We were able to get just about everyone who’s still with us to reprise their roles,” says Johnston. “As each actress came in to record her lines, we invited her to sit with the animators and talk about her character.”

Says co-director Rich Moore, “It was intriguing how much the characters are a reflection of those actresses. These women have a deep connection to their characters, and to witness their very personal presentations was really moving.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz—along with her best friend Ralph—ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film, features several of the original princess voices, including Auli‘i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018…©2018 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
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Besides turning to the princesses’ original voice talents, the Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 team studied the original films, adopting many of the princesses’ iconic poses. They also headed to Disneyland, where they learned about the princesses’ individual gestures and quirks from the ladies who play the Disney princesses almost on a daily basis.

Also a big help was animator Mark Henn, who was the original supervising animator for six of the princesses—Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, and Tiana. Henn also contributed to the animation of Frozen’s Anna and Elsa.

Henn, the hand-drawn animation supervisor for this sequel, says, “The princesses are still the characters we love, we’re just seeing a different side of them. The key is finding the balance. They’re backstage where they can behave like regular girls—just hanging out—but we still had to maintain their personalities.”

“I love seeing the princesses ‘off-duty,’ relaxed and cozy in a way we’ve never pictured them before,” says Mandy Moore, who reprised her role of Rapunzel for the film. “It gives us a deeper glimpse into their lives and a peek behind the curtain.”

Judging from netizens’ reaction to the trailer, Vanellope partnering with the Disney princesses is a surefire hit. Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa in Frozen, says it best: “When have all of the Disney princesses been together in one room? I don’t know if it gets better than that.”

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 is now playing in Philippine cinemas. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #RalphBreaksTheInternet

About Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

In Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia, writer Cedar Rapids), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt, Lilo & Stitch), Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits Philippine theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.