Alex Gonzaga, Xian Lim’s ‘Love the Way U Lie’ to premiere on Netflix

This supposed-to-be entry to the first Summer Metro Manila Film Festival is now a Netflix Film!

With the help of a spunky, lonely-in-love psychic, a deceased wife tries to get her grieving husband to move on. In the process, sparks begin to fly. 

Love The Way U Lie stars Alex Gonzaga, Xian Lim, and Kylie Verzosa and is directed by RC delos Reyes. The film is part of Netflix’s diverse new lineup of 15 Filipino films, which include VIVA Films’ Once Before (Hindi Tayo Pwede) among others, available on the world’s leading streaming entertainment service in August and September. 

“It is an honor having our film be included as a Netflix Original and be shown across Asia. It is a huge opportunity not just for me but also for every Filipino filmmaker to continue creating quality films that can be shown to the world and that every Filipino can be proud of,” the director said.

Love The Way U Lie is available on Netflix on August 20.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Philippines’ first-ever drive-in cinema opens July 31

Now showing: Country’s first-ever drive-in cinema.

As people adopt new habits apt for the changing times, businesses are also compelled to innovate and deliver new ways for everyone to experience the activities they have always enjoyed. One of these is recapturing the essence and joy of watching a film inside the halls of a cinema.

While movie theaters still have yet to open, SM Cinema gives its patrons the perfect opportunity to see upcoming films through its newest out-of-home entertainment experience, the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown”.

A throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters, SM Cinema relives this experience for a new generation to enjoy, bringing them a fresh avenue for a #SafeAndFunMovieWatching crusade from the comfort of their cars.

Opening at SM City Pampanga Amphitheater, SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” allows guests to watch movies on the big screen while observing social distancing rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020, it will open to the general public featuring the movies’ “Train to Busan 2: Peninsula” and “My Spy.

The “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” experience

A first in the Philippines, SM Cinema’s drive-in theater takes Filipino viewers to a new horizon of movie-watching.

Guests will be assigned their own parking spots to be guided by traffic marshalls. Once settled, spectators can see the film of their choice on a 20m x 8m screen raised 3-feet above the ground, and will be asked to tune in to a specific frequency on their car’s FM radio to broadcast the audio straight into their vehicles.

Guests can also choose the 6:30PM or 8:50PM schedules from July 31 to August 2. In the succeeding weeks, schedules will be every Thursday to Sundays at 6:45PM. And what’s a drive-in cinema without movie snacks? For a ticket price of only P400 per person, this gives viewers the chance to relish in a new cinematic experience paired with a free Regular Popcorn, Bottled Water, and Beef Franks from SnackTime.

A #SafeAndFunMovieWatching for Filipinos

Optimizing the best view for all guests, two (2) persons can be inside the car and a maximum of four (4) guests will be allowed. Attendees must also be between the ages 21 and 59, pursuant to the safety guidelines set by the IATF. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the movie.

Tickets for SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” must be purchased online in advance at www.smtickets.com to ensure an uninterrupted viewing experience. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening.

“At SM Cinema, we have always explored new dimensions in film screenings to give our viewers the best movie-watching experience they deserve. Now that new norms have come to us, we do our best to meet our audience where they’re at, all while presenting a safe and innovative movie entertainment setup that’s a first in the country,” said Ruby Ann Reyes, SM Cinema’s Vice President for Marketing.

As a household name in film screening, SM Cinema brings back to its audience the joy of seeing movies on screen as they introduce a new way for people to catch their blockbuster favorites. Now available at SM City Pampanga—and soon in five other branches nationwide— catch the next big titles at the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020 at SM City Pampanga. Purchase your tickets online via www.smtickets.com.

Vice Ganda to launch own digital network

He already conquered Television, the Movies and even the world of Cosmetics. Now, he’s ready to conquer the universe and be on the same level as Oprah Winfrey as one of the country’s funniest comedians, Vice Ganda opens his own network!

Be the first to have an exclusive access of anything and everything Vice Ganda in the new and fabulous VICE GANDA NETWORK!

Just visit the official VICE GANDA NETWORK website, www.viceganda.com.ph and be the first to catch the good vibes that Vice Ganda sends out everyday. Know the latest Vice News, get some Vice Beauty tips, get a chance to win some Vice giveaways, join the fun Vice Games and get to watch the latest Vice videos. All of these, first and exclusive on VICE GANDA NETWORK.

One of the most exciting things to hit VICE GANDA NETWORK is the latest hit online show GABING GABI NA VICE! And starting July 24, you get to watch it first and exclusive on VICE GANDA NETWORK. Now, you have a new late night gimmick every Friday and you get a VIP treatment, as you are with the one and only Vice Ganda.

You get front row seat of the laugh trip that Vice Ganda brings every week with his guests who are all still fun and games even if it’s already late at night. Vice Ganda has sexy guests, hot guests, and wacky guests. You name it, Gabing Gabi na Vice surely has something for everybody.

Vice Ganda has millions of followers on his Social Network accounts, that’s why he is surely to bring laughter and happiness to more millions of people through VICE GANDA NETWORK. So if you want nothing but laughter and good vibes, just log on to www.viceganda.com.ph.

WATCH: ‘The Umbrella Academy 2’ trailer is so exciting!

On October 1, 1989, seven extraordinary humans were born. On July 31, 2020, they return.

Featured in the trailer is an original song from Gerard Way, entitled “Here Comes The End”. On writing the song: “I was originally inspired to write this track when series one of The Umbrella Academy was being shot; by the time I finished it 2020 was in full swing, the world had taken a profound turn and the song was finished in a surreal new reality.”

Season 2 Synopsis:

Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right – the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything. 

Series Synopsis:

On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse. The Umbrella Academy is based on the comic book series created and written by Gerard Way, illustrated by Gabriel Bá, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The show is produced by Universal Content Productions for Netflix, with Steve Blackman serving as executive producer and showrunner, and additional EPs Jeff F. King, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Gerard Way, and Gabriel Bá.

About the series

LAUNCH DATE: July 31, 2020

SHOWRUNNER: Steve Blackman

PRODUCERS: Steve Blackman (Showrunner/EP), Jeff F. King (EP), Keith Goldberg(EP), Mike Richardson (EP), Gerard Way (Co-EP), Gabriel Bá (Co-EP)

PRODUCTION COMPANY: UCP for Netflix     

NUMBER OF EPISODES: 10  

CAST: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Justin H. Min

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 183 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

WATCH: ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ drops trailer, release date

Rules can be broken but so can hearts in The Kissing Booth 2.

Check out the trailer for The Kissing Booth 2 below. The film stars Joey King and Jacob Elordi. It premieres on July 24 on Netflix.

About THE KISSING BOOTH 2

Elle Evans (Joey King) just had the most romantic summer of her life with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi). But now Noah is off to Harvard, and Elle heads back to high school for her senior year. She’ll have to juggle a long-distance relationship, getting into her dream college with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney), and the complications brought on by a close friendship with a handsome, charismatic new classmate named Marco (Taylor Zakhar Perez). When Noah grows close to a seemingly-perfect college girl (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Elle will have to decide how much she trusts him and to whom her heart truly belongs. Director and screenwriter Vince Marcello returns for The Kissing Booth sequel, based on the “The Kissing Booth” books by Beth Reekles.

Directed by Vince Marcello
Written by Vince Marcello & Jay Arnold
Based on the Book “The Kissing Booth” by Beth Reekles
Produced by Vince Marcello, Michele Weisler, Ed Glauser, Andrew Cole-Bulgin
Executive Producers: Joey King, Adam Friedlander
Starring: Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Maisie Richarson-Sellers, Meganne Young and Molly Ringwald

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 183 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Taiwan Excellence’s ‘Stay-At-Home Economy’ is Heating Up!

Taiwan mounts a smart fight versus both the pandemic and boredom.

During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people took precautionary measures whenever they go out. However, many opted to spend more time at home to avoid contracting the deadly virus. During times like these, home fitness and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) endeavors are two of the best forms of activities that families to do together. These activities not only help people to stay physically active and improve their immunity but also add fun and excitement to life at home.

“Taiwan is a shining example of how to successfully contain COVID-19. Such success is undoubtedly attributed to the cooperation of all citizens and industries, and the effective execution of stay-at-home self-isolation measures. We are more than happy to share how Taiwan implements stay-at-home self-isolation best practices to the rest of the world and engage in any international cooperation that can benefit other nations.” said Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Deputy Director General Guann-Jyh Lee.

In addition to home workouts even without the use of equipment, exercise equipment can also be used to increase training intensity and enjoyment. Doctors also recommend that when people exercise at home, they should pay attention to ventilation in their exercise space. Other advice includes making sure to stay warm after sweating and stay hydrated by drinking water to maintain better health and fend off disease.

During a virtual press conference with the media held recently, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Executive Vice President Simon Wang also noted that they broke spatial limitations during the press conference. Part of the conference took place at individual brand headquarters to provide a feeling that event attendees actually visited the companies in person.

Taiwan Excellence, which represents the “best of the best” of everything made in Taiwan, has selected three award-winning companies – Strength Master, Victory, and the AROFLY – to demonstrate the latest home exercise trends in terms of cardiopulmonary, muscle strength, and intelligence benefits.

The cardiopulmonary function is fundamental to good health. Strength Master’s cycle boxer has an entire set of built-in interactive boxing games that can simultaneously train brain response and improve cardiopulmonary function. This adds more fun to boxing alone! Muscle strength training not only improves your physique but also helps increase immunity.

Victory, on the other hand, invited 2008 Olympics Weightlifting silver medal winner Ying-Chi Lu to do weight training on Victory’s shock-absorbing mat. This mat significantly reduces 37% of the vibration and 26% of the noise while lifting barbells. So, no need to worry about bothering the children or neighbors while doing weight training at home.

And what if you love cycling but cannot go out due to the lockdown in your country? The AROFLY used smart technology to move cycling into the home. Power analysis is used to display cadence, speed, and heart rate so that anyone can train on their bike smartly at home and also burn fat effectively.

To fight boredom, home fitness is not the only option. Therapeutic craftwork and parent-child interaction are also trending upwards. According to domestic e-commerce vendors, the global pandemic has increased the sales of home living products by about 20%.

Doing DIY activities together can bring parents and kids closer to each other as well as making the home a happier and brighter place. and Taiwan Excellence has many companies fit for this purpose. For example, suction cup hooks in colorful macaroon colors from FECA, a patented vacuum technology made in Taiwan, can safely and easily change the look of the kitchen or bathroom, even moods, without the use of drills or nails. Also, teach children the importance of storage by using the VAGO vacuum compressor to minimize the size of all winter clothing. During the weekends, CSPS’s multi-function adjustable height roasting oven offers great help for home BBQ events, a great way to celebrate Taiwan’s zero new coronavirus cases!

Taiwan Excellence is collaborating with these six major brands to showcase to the world the growing “stay-at-home economy” by using intelligence and creativity. Taiwan’s products have demonstrated their cutting-edge qualities in this global fight against the pandemic and have helped people create a better home life even in trying and difficult circumstances. Let Taiwan Excellence be the best teammate one can have in smart home disease prevention and the fight against boredom!

GMA Network unveils ‘GMA Affordabox’ on its 70th anniversary

For its 70th anniversary celebration, the country’s leading and largest broadcast firm GMA Network, Inc. wholeheartedly offers its own high-quality and affordable Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver ‘GMA Affordabox’.

As the Network aspires to enable every Filipino home to enjoy digital TV viewing experience, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon proudly shared that GMA Affordabox was specifically developed to be made accessible to millions of Filipino households.

“In celebration of this milestone of reaching seven colorful decades in the industry, we are more than grateful for the Filipinos’ continued trust in GMA Network as we reaffirm our commitment to deliver excellence in news and entertainment. Kaya naman, kasabay ng ika-70 anibersaryo ng inyong Kapuso Network, buong puso naming inihahandog sa inyo ang high-quality at abot-kayang digital TV receiver na Para Sa Pilipino—ang GMA Affordabox.”

GMA Affordabox is a plug-and-play device that can easily be connected to an analog TV in order to receive digital television broadcast. Users can watch GMA, GMA News TV, and the most-awaited Heart of Asia in digital display, as well as all other free-to-air digital TV channels available in their area.

“GMA Affordabox stays true to its name as we make it available in the market at an affordable price, without compromising quality. GMA Network has teamed up with the best product developers and engineers to give you a device built with additional features and high-quality materials at an accessible price. Now, more Filipino homes can start enjoying digital TV viewing,” GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. stated.

With a sleek black metal casing that is set to endure years of TV viewing, GMA Affordabox provides superior digital reception as well as additional features that will take the users’ entertainment experience to a whole new level. It comes with a built-in multimedia player that makes it an all-around digital file access device allowing users to play compatible video files, view photos, and even listen to music using a USB drive.

“Aside from providing superior digital reception, we also wanted Filipino homes to enjoy additional features that are built to suit their lifestyle,” said GMA Network Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Concurrent Head for Program Support Regie C. Bautista.

Another advanced function of the GMA Affordabox is its personal video recorder that allows viewers to record GMA, GMA News TV, and Heart of Asia programs so they never have to miss any of their favourite Kapuso shows. GMA Affordabox users can watch and re-watch highlights of the shows by instant or scheduled recording.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind features exclusively available for GMA channels, the device also has a nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) that receives alerts from the NDRRMC about any calamity warnings in their area. It will automatically set off an alarm during emergencies with its functional auto-on alert feature for every household’s safety and preparedness.

For just a one-time purchase of P888 and no monthly fees, each GMA Affordabox unit promises to deliver a clearer and more vibrant TV viewing experience along with other bonus features. 

It is now for sale online and in stores for the following areas where GMA’s digital signal is already available: Metro Manila, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte.

For more details, visit www.GMAaffordabox.com and its official social media accounts via the handle @GMAaffordabox. For inquiries, contact the hotline (02) 8857-4627 within Metro Manila from 8AM to 10PM or 0961-252-9393 for outside Metro Manila, or e-mail support@GMAaffordabox.com.

Warner Bros. reveals DC’s own virtual fan event–and it’s free!

WELCOME TO THE DC FANDOME! A MEGA, 24-HOUR, IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL FAN EXPERIENCE WHICH BRINGS THE UNIVERSE OF DC TO LIFE AND FEATURES THE STARS, FILMMAKERS AND CREATORS BEHIND ITS BIGGEST FILMS, TV SERIES, GAMES AND COMICS.

Save the date and prep your cosplay! On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required. Join fans from all 7 continents for the largest gathering of talent, announcements and content reveals in the history of DC.

Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present and future. Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.comthe global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: AquamanThe BatmanBatwomanBlack AdamBlack LightningDC Super Hero Girls, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, DC’s Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.

The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids. With special presentations to engage fans in every time zone across the globe, you’ll have the opportunity to have an experience that’s all your own. Inside this virtual world, fans will also get access to localized events, featuring the faces and voices from countries around the world in their local language. No matter where you live, your age or your level of fandom, there is something for you.

Ann Sarnoff, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros., said, “There is no fan like a DC fan. For more than 85 years, the world has turned to DC’s inspiring heroes and stories to lift us up and entertain us, and this massive, immersive digital event will give everyone new ways to personalize their journey through the DC Universe without lines, without tickets and without boundaries. With DC FanDome, we’re able to give fans from around the world an exciting and unparalleled way to connect with all their favorite DC characters, as well as the incredible talent who bring them to life on the page and screen.”

Exploring the DC FanDome

The epicenter of the DC FanDome is the Hall of Heroes, where you can experience special programming, panels and content reveals from a wide variety of films, TV series and games, available in several languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. From there, navigate deeper into the DC Multiverse, exploring five additional satellite worlds, each with its own localized content and unique activities and one world fully devoted to our younger fans:

● DC WatchVerse: Here’s where you grab a seat, sit back and join our virtual audience and become completely engrossed in hours of must-see content from around the world. Everything from panels and exclusive screenings to never-before-seen footage, featuring cast, creators and behind-the-scenes crew from across DC Films, TV, Home Entertainment and Games.

● DC YouVerse: Venture into this world where the FANS are the stars to see the most amazing user-generated content, cosplay and fan art from around the world, including, perhaps, your own.

● DC KidsVerse: Need a way to entertain your kids for hours on end? We’ve got you covered inside a special world, which can be accessed directly at DCKidsFanDome.com. This area features a broad range of family-friendly activations for our younger fans.

● DC InsiderVerse: This creativity-based world contains a centerpiece video featuring legendary artist and DC CCO/Publisher Jim Lee, President of DC-Based Film Production

Walter Hamada, and creator of the DC TV Arrowverse, Executive Producer Greg Berlanti, welcoming fans with a 101-style introduction to the DC Multiverse. From there, go behind the scenes with the master artisans who bring DC to life in all its forms, from comic books to games, TV, movies, theme parks, consumer products and more.

● DC FunVerse: Take your DC FanDome experience and gather cool shareables; check out our comic book reader; DIY cool WW84 Golden Armor and Batmobile kits; plus digital giveaways and a store filled with merchandise, including some limited-edition exclusives.

Pull Up to the Blerd & Boujee House

Where my Blerds at? The second annual celebration of Black nerd culture returns with the all-new Blerd & Boujee House at DC FanDome, bringing Blerds, LatinxGeeks and all nerds “party-with-a-purpose” vibes. As anyone lucky enough to get into the first-ever Blerd & Boujee boat party (featuring DJ D-Nice) at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 can attest, fans will not want to miss connections and conversations designed for the culture.

Calling All Fans!

There’s nothing more important to DC than our fans, and we want to showcase you! In partnership with Talenthouse, DC FanDome today launched a call for your best DC Fan Art & Fandom displays. Show us your cosplay, makeup, tattoos and even your own Batcave! Be sure to submit your best at create.DCFanDome.com for a chance to be featured inside this virtual world event, and demonstrate to people in your home country and across the globe that you are the ultimate DC Super Fan. Selected artists on the day of our event will be voted on by the community in each of our two competitions in order to help our judges pick selected artist winners. Selected artist winners will receive part of a cash prize pool courtesy of DC and Talenthouse.*

Be sure to check back at our official site, DCFanDome.comfrequently for additional updates on what will be happening inside the DC FanDome, including exciting new content on our new blog, the Daily Star, which kicks off with a welcoming note from Jim Lee himself. Also, follow the social channels below for frequent updates about participating cast members, creators, writers, artists and game developers you can expect to see.

About Justice League:

The Justice League screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Jim Rowe, Ben Affleck, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, and Chris Terrio.

About DC:

DC is one of the largest publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games, and the DC Universe digital subscription service. For more information visit dccomics.com and dcuniverse.com.

Press updates can be found at www.dcpressportal.comClick on the Press Portal and register to receive updates and news announcements.

*Each competition is subject to its official rules available at create.DCFanDome.com, which include eligibility and entry requirements, judging criteria, and an explanation of how sponsors may use your submission.

Bela Padilla, JC Santos-starrer ‘On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets’ to stream on Netflix

Bela Padilla and JC Santos will touch hearts once again when On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets starts streaming on Netflix on July 5.

After announcing a robust film slate for Independence Day in June, Netflix today announced that it will stream On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets starting July 5 in the Philippines. Netflix is continuing to build a home for Pinoy stories with this popular film from Viva Communications, joining other recently announced titles – Pinoy Sunday, Sunod, Lola Igna, Untrue, and Ordinary People.

On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets stars Bela Padilla, JC Santos, Matteo Guidicelli, and Kean Cipriano. It is written and directed by Irene Villamor. The film follows a washed-up actress and former child star Jane Pineda, who battles with love, chances and alcoholism as her career plummets to rock bottom.

“We, at Viva, are very proud of On Vodka, Beers and Regrets. The film tackles a sensitive topic with a clever and different blend of humor, romance and drama. It is part of Viva’s thrust for genre expansion and Netflix is the perfect partner being the pioneer in disrupting viewer habits and revolutionizing the art of storytelling,” said Vincent Del Rosario – President and COO, Viva Communications, Inc.

Director: Irene Villamor
Screenplay: Irene Villamor
Cast: Bela Padilla, JC Santos, Matteo Guidicelli, Kean Cipriano
Producers: Vicente G. del Rosario III, Veronique Del Rosario

These films follow the success of other Pinoy titles on Netflix, including Eerie, The Girl Allergic to Wi-Fi, and Miss Granny, which were among the top ten most popular titles in the Philippines in 2019, as well as the December 2019 release of Filipino Netflix Film Dead Kids by award-winning director Mikhail Red.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 183 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

WATCH: New anime film ‘A Whisker Away’ to stream on Netflix

Netflix announces the Japanese animation film A Whisker Away to launch globally on June 18, 2020.

From Sailor Moon director Junichi Satoh and Anohana writer Mari Okada, here comes A Whisker Away, an upcoming anime film about love, magic, and cats premiering this June 18, only on Netflix.

In A Whisker Away, Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed “Muge” meaning “infinitely mysterious,” has a bright personality and is full of energy at school and at home. She is also secretly in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Miyo tries repeatedly to get Kento’s attention, but he takes no notice of her. She realizes that the only way to get close to him is to transform into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous, and she is forced to give up her life as a human.


A Whisker Away features the voices of Mirai Shida (the main cast of Ghibli’s “The Secret World of Arrietty”, cast of Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises”), Natsuki Hanae (main cast of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “Tokyo Ghoul”), and Koichi Yamadera (main cast of “Ghost in the Shell).

It is under the helm of directors Junichi Satoh (“Sailor Moon”) and Tomotaka Shibayama, and written by Mari Okada (“Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day”, “The Anthem of the Heart”) under Twin Engine Animation production: Studio Colorido.

Watch the trailer for the much awaited anime film A Whisker Away here:

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 183 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.