Competing head-to-head in the box office, which opened on Wednesday, June 27 in cinemas nationwide were the two films—the QCinema 2017 entry ‘The Write Moment’ and the 2018 American romantic-drama ‘Adrift’.
The former being a local production stars theater artist-turned comedic actor in mainstream films—Jerald Napoles with Valeen Montenegro as Dave and Joyce, respectively; while the latter as a foreign-distributed film features Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin play Tami Oldham Ashcraft and Richard Sharp, which is based on a true story.
‘The Write Moment’ take the moviegoers to the kind of love story that Napoles’s character as Dave is a heartbroken writer who tries to get back with an ex-lover through his romantic comedy ‘hugot’ script but fails; he finds himself magically living-out the scenes he has written instead. He’s forced to follow everything verbatim-or else face being stuck in an existential loop of scenes that repeat over and over again. If Dave is trying to redo what he wants his love story to end up; Woodley after she woke up in the aftermath of the storm that she and her boyfriend Richard have gone through with 40-foot waves and 140-knot winds in the film ‘Adrift’, she has to find the strength and determination to save herself and the man she can’t see herself living without.
Both films offer love stories. Though, the four characters in the two films may have struggles that could be unexpected in most romantic-drama and romantic-comedy flicks. But what is more important is that they have loved and they fought for it.
Basing on the title—‘Book Club’ itself, this 2018 American romantic-comedy flick directed by Bill Holderman, (his directorial debut) from a screenplay by him and Erin Simms—one could easily hint that this is the film version of the musical parody of the 2015 American erotic-romantic-drama film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel; and was based on the 2011 novel of the same name by British author E. L. James.
In the musical production, there were three women as members of a book club, but in the film version—it features Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as four friends in their 60s who read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ as part of their monthly book club, and it changed how they view their personal relationships.
Keaton is Diane, Fonda is Vivian, Bergen as Sharon and Steenburgen as Carol. The four actresses are impressive and fortunately, they’re more than enough to bring the material alive and entertaining as RottenTomatoes.com have put it. They are joined by Andy García as Mitchel, Don Johnson as Arthur, Richard Dreyfuss as George, Craig T. Nelson as Bruce. Also in the cast are Alicia Silverstone, Katie Aselton, Wallace Shawn, Tommy Dewey, Ed Begley Jr., and Mircea Monroe.
Are the four leads the women that Gloria Steinem has described as: ‘Brave women who are exploring the outer edge of human possibility, with no history to guide them and with a courage to make themselves vulnerable that made them moving beyond words’?
Catch this ‘Ultimate Tita Movie’, which is set to open on Wednesday, March 30 in cinemas nationwide and is distributed locally by Reality Entertainment.
The 2018 American family and buddy cop film ‘Show Dogs’ directed by Raja Gosnell (of ‘The Smurfs’, ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’, ‘Never Been Kissed’, and ‘Home Alone 3’), recently opened o n Wednesday, May 23 in cinemas nationwide as released locally by Viva International Pictures and MVP Entertainment.
The story centers on Max, a Rottweiler police dog who has to go undercover for a mission against animal traffickers. Even if Max is annoyed with his partner Frank, an accomplished FBI agent who considers this assignment a little bit beneath him—both had no choice but to work together.
Max and Frank set off to Las Vegas for the world’s most exclusive dog show where the former had to pretend as a contestant. Together, they had to retrieve a stolen baby panda and rescue other animals from illegal animal traders with the help of other canines, such as Sprinkles, Philippe, Karma, Dante, and Daisy.
Actor and Grammy Award-winning rap artist Ludacris provided the voice for Max, while comedic actor Will Arnett (of ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’, ‘The LEGO Movie’, ‘LEGO Batman’) is Frank. They are joined by the voices of Shaquille O’Neal as Karma; Stanley Tucci (‘Devil Wears Prada’) as Philippe; Alan Cumming as Dante; Gabriel Iglesias as Sprinkles; and American Idol winner Jordin Sparks as Daisy, the love interest of Max. Natasha Lyonne (‘American Pie’) is Mattie, the dog groomer tasked to assisting Frank and Max in order to blend well into the show dog world.
‘Show Dogs’ will reflect what the words of Caroline Knapp, “Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.”
Catch this movie that guarantees fun and entertainment for all ages. Still showing in cinemas.