‘My 2 Mommies’ earns P34.5 million on its first five days

Regal Films, Inc.’s Mother’s Day offering, My 2 Mommies, continues to sweep success one after the other.

Just five days since it opened in cinemas last May 9, the movie has already accumulated P34.5 million, rendering it a blockbuster hit.

Regal Film’s latest film project initially showed signs that it would be a potential box-office hit when it strongly registered P5.5 million on its opening day.

But its strong ticket sales is just an icing on the cake.

The Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) has given My 2 Mommies a “Grade A,” the highest grade given to a film. The Grade A means a film has met the CEB’s standards and criteria and is ultimately considered a quality project.

Moreso, film critics and reviewers raved about the movie, praising the cast member’s superb performances and its story hat tickles the funny bone and tugs at the heart.

My 2 Mommies starts Paolo Ballesteros, Solenn Heussaff, Joem Bascon, Marcus Cabais, Dianne Medina, Mich Liggayu and the one and only Miss Maricel Soriano.

About My 2 Mommies

This comedy-drama movie tells the story of Manu (Paolo), a discreet gay, who seems to have everything in life: career, family and love-life. But the rug was swept off his feet when Monica (Solenn), a woman from Manu’s past, shows up and confess that they have a child together. Manu is forced to come to terms with being a parent to a young child, Tristan, who desires to know his “father” for who he truly is.

Directed by Eric Quizon, My 2 Mommies is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

WATCH: It’s Paolo Ballesteros vs Solenn Heussaff in trailer for comedy film ‘My 2 Mommies’

The trailer for the new family comedy film ‘My 2 Mommies’ has just been released by Regal Entertainment. Watch the full trailer below.

Unknown to MANU (Paolo Ballesteros), a moment of abandonment after seven years literally bore fruit in the person of a son who he never knew existed. The mother, MONIQUE (Solenn Heussaff), disappeared from his life to live abroad and bear his child while pursuing her own interests and career. After spending quality time with TRISTAN (Marcus Cabais), MANU was asserting his being the “father” to his son. MANU wanted to have more of his son, much to the dismay of MONIQUE. In this tug of war for the child’s love, who is to win? Or will everybody end up as losers?

‘My 2 Mommies’ is joined by Ms. Maricel Soriano, with Joem Bascon and Dianne Medina.

Directed by Eric Quizon, ‘‘My 2 Mommies’ is slated for release on May 9 in Philippine cinemas.

‘Love is Blind’ offers fun, romance for Valentine’s season

Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s “Love is Blind,” tagged as this year’s riotous love story couldn’t be shown at a more opportune time, February 10, four days short of love day, Valentine’s Day

The film’s trailer alone is an instant favorite among netizens what with hunk actor Derek Ramsay falling for the charm of petite and plain looking Kiray Celis.

“Love is Blind” takes off from Kiray’s desire to lure Derek into falling in love with her by using a love potion that transforms her into svelte and hot chick Solenn Heussaff.

The rom-com project is ex-sweethearts Derek and Solenn’s first together. It was made possible by the mother and daughter tandem of Regal’s Lily and Roselle Monteverde.

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Derek and Solenn met the challenge with much enthusiasm and sooner than they expected, the old flame of friendship was rekindled while they were on the set. As for Kiray, she feels lucky to have paid lip service with Derek on the big screen.

One of the film’s highlights, in fact, is that scene where she and Derek are frolicking on the beach. Their kissing scenes are scene stealers as well but director Jason Paul Laxamana made sure they were done in a comic way.

Aside Derek, Kiray’s lips were “devirginized” in kissing scenes with Kean Cipriano, which she describes were “passive” compared to Derek’s “torrid.”

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Other than romance, comedy and laugh trip, the film inspires everyone to never lose hope in love and to believe that no matter how blind, all is still fair in life and love.

Roll with laughter, fall hopelessly in love with the team of Derek, Solenn, Kean and Kiray in 2016’s most hilarious and riotous love story, “Love is Blind,” from the direction of Jason Paul Laxamana, who gave us much acclaimed films like “Magkakabaung” and more.

“Love is Blind” opens February 10, 2016 from Regal Entertainment, Inc. Rated G by the MTRCB.

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Dennis Trillo, Solenn Heussaff, Kit Thompson heat up ‘Lakbay2Love’

Handsome award-winning actor Dennis Trillo and alluring actress Solenn Heusaff ignite the silver screen with their third and biggest team up: the film, “Lakbay2Love” from Erasto Films. The two gorgeous performers first starred in a TV commercial and were last seen together in the family drama “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” wherein their characters unleashed the fire of their passionate love.

“L2L” is a love story overflowing with kilig moments as well as hugot lines to convey the need to fall in love with nature. As added attractions, Dennis and Solenn, together with co-star Kit Thompson, immersed themselves in the world of bikers. They biked through scenic biking spots such as La Mesa Dam, Timberland Heights, and Benguet, to bring to life the film’s environmental-themed message.

Dennis plays a forester and biker named Jay-R while Solenn portrays the role of videographer Lianne who is making a feature about climate change. A special friendship develops between them and slowly, Lianne is able to recover from a heartbreak. But just as Lianne is starting to move on, her ex-boyfriend and jay-R’s good friend Macky (played by Kit) returns to turn her world upside-down.

Dennis is a real biker who has been into the sport since he was about eight years old. In fact, the actor had a long wanted to portray a biker and his wish came true when director/producer Ellen Marfil offered him the rile in “L2L.” Dennis reveals, “Mahilig talaga akong mag-bike. Ito ang madalas kong ginagawa kapag may free time ako. Kahit marami akong work at meron kasabay na ginagawang movie, I make time to go biking. Ito ang rest ko.” The Star took the role easily because like Jay-R, he is fond of nature and concerned about the environment. For Direk Ellen, no othe actor could have played Jay-R. She describes him as perfect because aside from his professionalism, “He is 100 percent alpha male. He exudes mystery, a guy you cannot have so you are hooked forever.”

Meanwhile, fans of the sultry Solenn will not be disappointed because her beauty radiates in the entire film. Her irresitible charisma shines through in her every scene. Behind Solenn’s beautiful face and the sexy body lies a real trouper who is willing to endure long travels and challenging weather conditions.

Solenn discloses one unforgettable shoot, “We were supposed to shoot in a forest pero umuulan noong day na ‘yon. So everyone, including the bikers from different groups who were part of the scene, sumilong kami sa tents, nagsiksikan. Super fun! We were just eating ice cream and having fun!” Like Dennis, Solenn also found her role relatable. She explains, “I am always questioning my path so I relate to Lianne in that way. Plus Lianne is ‘mahilig” sa boys…Ako rin! Ha! Ha! Ha!”

Direk Ellen explains Solenn’s natural but undeniable appeal this way, “Solenn is softly in control and can put on the sexiest act even. But if you meet her, hmmm, she is almost child-like, an Audrey Hepburn—she of classic innocence!” Beyond the sophisticated goddess image, Direk says that what the public will see is a vulnerable Solenn As Katti Sta. Ana, founder of the bikers’group Firefly Brigade said after a preview “Totong-totoo siya.”

Completing the “L2L” love triangle is Pinoy Big Brother discovery Kit Thompson whose manliness can unnerve even the most confident woman. But, the staff members swear, when Kit clasped hands with Solenn for a scene, the guy seemed so nervous and smitten!

“L2L” is the third released movie of award-winning writer, producer and director Ellen. Her debut “Pusang Gala (Stray Cats)” won for her a Docker’s First Feature Award at the San Francisco Frameline Film Festival. Her second, “Boses (Voices)” has toured many international film fests, won several awards and continues to be screened here and abroad since its release in 2008.

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In the name of love for romance and love for the environment, join Dennis, Solenn and Kit in their “Lakbay2Love”. Check out and listen to Dennis and Solenn’s duet of the song “Overdrive” by Eraserheads, where this time, the word “drive” has been changed to “bike”, just as the biking communities are growing fast in various places in the country. Listen to the OST of almost a dozen superkilig songs, including Kai Honasan’s “Liwanag” and the newly-launched “Kilig” by Solenn, written and composed by Edward Fernandez of Gig Manila.

Opening in cinemas on February 3, 2016, Lakbay2Love is supported by La Mesa Ecopark, Timberland Heights, 7-Eleven, Firefly Brigade and the Cordillera Conservation Trust. For more information, log on to facebook.com/Lakbay2Love, http://www.lakbay2love.com.ph.

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Derek, Solenn, Kean, Kiray star in romantic comedy ‘Love is Blind’

From Regal Entertainment Inc., makers of the highly successful rom-com movie “The Prenup” and the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) blockbuster “Haunted Mansion,” comes this year’s most riotous love story, “Love is Blind,” which explodes on the big screen starting February 10.

“Love is Blind” is a must-see movie come Valentine season as it grants everyone hope to love and be loved aside from the fact that it offers wacky romantic situations involving main cast Derek Ramsay, Solenn Heussaff, Kean Cipriano and Kiray Celis.

In “Love is Blind,” Wade (Derek) is a spoiled bachelor, who turns his back on sassy girlfriend Maggie (Solenn) when he meets Fe (Kiray), a hotel intern who looks so much like his ex-girlfriend.

Unknown to Wade, Fe’s secret weapon is a love potion, which transforms her into Maggie’s character every time she and Wade meet.

The storyline is so ticklish and the scenes are so zany in that its full trailer immediately got the audience’s thumbs up after its launch on Regal’s social media accounts.

In three days, it reached almost 1 million views on Cinema Bravo’s Facebook page, reaching 5 million users in total.

“Love is Blind” pairs off real-life ex-lovers Derek and Solenn in a movie for the first time. The movie also serves as the biggest break of Kiray, who is now dubbed as the female version of late comedian Rene Requiestas.

Surprisingly, Derek and Kiray display a unique brand of chemistry on the big screen. As Derek proudly says via an Instagram post, Kiray is the hottest leading lady he has ever have, toppling the likes of screen sirens Anne Curtis, Cristine Reyes and Andi Eigenmann.

“Love is Blind” is under the direction of award-winning director Jason Paul Laxamana, who previously helmed “Babagwa” (Cinemalaya), “Astro Mayabang” (Cinema One Originals) and “Magkakabaung” (Metro Manila Film Festival – New Wave).

Join Derek, Solenn, Kean and Kiray as they spread laughter, love and happiness via “Love is Blind” in cinemas nationwide starting February 10, 2016.

The whole cast of “Love is Blind” will tour different malls starting January 30 at Starmall Alabang at 5 PM, January 31 on Starmall Bulacan and on Fairview Terraces, and on February 6 at Starmall Cebu, and on February 7 at Market! Market! in Taguig.