Being a former drug dependent himself, comedian-director Dinky Doo Jr. is back in the scene to do films that tackle about how people must deal with drug addicts; he did a film titled ‘Durugin and Droga’ with an acronym of ‘DAD’ in 2017; and this year he is doing another film that still uses the word ‘dad’ but this time—more of a comedic film via ‘My Dad, I Hate Drugs’.
As a strong advocate of DAD to which he refers to as ‘Diyos Ayaw sa Droga’ or ‘Dinky Ayaw as Droga’ or its Security and Exchange Commission registered name as ‘Duterte Anti-Drug’ and he is now appointed as a director (focused on anti-drugs program) by the Republic of the Philippines’ 16th President, His Excellency, Rodrigo Roa Duterte as part of the newly established liberal party called Pederalismong ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS).
His upcoming film centers on the relationship between a father and his daughter which will be portrayed by Doo Jr. himself and a Cagayan de Oro-bred aspiring star Alice Montenegro. Being a widower in the film, he will encounter a woman to whom he might be linked with romantically and that will be assumed by Claire Ruiz, a former talent of TV5 and now back in the ABS-CBN Kapamilya fold.
Despite (Doo Jr.) being identified with the President, he is one individual who do not support killing of drug dependents because he himself believe that everyone deserves to be given a chance to live again and have a normal life again. Such principle is something that he wants to reflect in everything that he does including the films he creates.
Born as a natural comedian, he became the sidekicks to action stars where he offers much-needed comic relief during intense situations of films.
The filming of ‘My Dad, I Hate Drugs’ will commence tomorrow, August 5 with some of the stars included are Tori Garcia and Marlon Villarojas.
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.
The actress-singer-endorser-and-entrepreneur, Ara Mina is initating a fun run and dubbed it as ‘tARA na sa Arena 2018’ on Sunday, May 27 at the Philippine Arena grounds. The event is for the benefit of persons with Down Syndrome at the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines.
For Ara, this is not her first-ever initiative, but her second after she did a successful fund-raising concert in Araneta Coliseum back in 2006. A year after, she established the Ara Mina Foundation, which suports children with birth defects. It is not unknown to many that the 39-year-old star is the sister of Mina Princess Klenk a.k.a. Batching, who has Down Syndrome and will soon be turning 26 this June 1.
During the press conference, she also revealed that Batching is her lucky charm eversince she started in the entertainment industry. She recalled that she auditioned for Star Magic back then but she wasn’t fortunate enough to be included in the cut; but when her sister with Down Syndrome was born—her lucky streak came as she was chosen to be part of the longest-running youth-oriented variety show—‘That’s Entertainment’ which was headed by the late Master Showman at the time—German ‘Kuya Germs’ Moreno.
The upcoming fun ride will be participated by celebrity-volunteers who will be sprinting around the 100-heactare grounds of Ciudad de Victoria, a tourism enterprise zone in Bocaue, Bulacan. In the morning till 10 in the evening, there’ll be ‘tiangges’ or bazaars for those families and visitors who will be coming to the whole-day affair that Ara is putting up. Martin Nievera is set to have a meini-concert in the evening as well.
Ara hopes to raise at least Php1M from the said event.