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Do Not Judge the Women in the film ‘Book Club’


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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.

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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.

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Meet Max and Frank in ‘Show Dogs’


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.

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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.

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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 MaxNatasha Lyonne (‘American Pie’) is Mattie, the dog groomer tasked to assisting Frank and Max in order to blend well into the show dog world.

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‘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.

‘My 2 Mommies’: Regal Films’ Different Treat for Mother’s Day!


Regal Entertainment Incorporated in the 80s is known for its year-jerker movies. It has brought four master filmmakers to direct mother-centered movies—the late Lino Brocka for ‘Mother Dear’ (1982), the late Mario O’Hara for ‘To Mama with Love’ (1983), the late Maryo J. Delos Reyes for ‘Minsan May Isang Ina’ (1983) and Mel Chionglo for ‘Dear Mama’ (1984); but this year—its going to be a different treat for a mother’s day celebration as the film outfit offers ‘My 2 Mommies’ with Paolo Ballesteros and Solenn Heussaff in the lead roles.

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The comical film is directed by Eric Quizon and promises to entertain and move its audience because of the dynamics of the relationships between Ballesteros and Heussaff as Manu and Monique, the parents of a seven-year-old son.

‘My 2 Mommies’ attempts to debunk the idea that only a woman is capable and responsible enough to be a mother. Though the conflicts presented in the screenplay maybe hilarious in many ways, it is still something that moviegoers would take delight especially in how Manu struggles to be a ‘father’ and a ‘mother’ at the same time to his son. Maricel Soriano, a former Regal Baby is also part of the film and was instructed by Quizon to remain the star that she is known for. The actress makes a cameo since her fans have been aching to see the Diamond Star to return on the big screen.

During the bloggers’ conference held on Friday, May 4 at 38 Valencia Events Place, Paolo shared how he wants to spend his days with his daughter Keira Clare when they have a chance—is to pitch a tent and just be there for each other and while away time together. He remembers such scene when he was still growing up; they used to create makeshift tents via their blankets and watch the twinkling of stars and the moonlight in the skies.

His real-life setup as a gay man and having a relationship with Roland Ochoa Anog is quite close to the character he is portraying in the film as he has a relationship with the character of Joem Bascon.

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Menwhile, when Direk Quizon was asked if he will be given a chance to remake a film that centered about parenting and being a mother, he replied without any hesitation that he’d love to do his late father’s (Dolphy) 1978 film—‘Ang Tatay Kong Nanay’. The said film earned for Dolphy the Best Actor Award in FAMAS (1979) and a Gawad Urian nomination in the same year for the same category. He also eyes for Ballesteros to do the film.

‘My 2 Mommies’ is set to open in cinemas nationwide on May 9.

 

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