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.
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.
Imagine when Millennial Dance Princess Ella Cruz and Social Media Sweetheart Donnalyn Bartolome are in one film ‘Cry No Fear’ as siblings in trying to outwit each other. It will definitely be chaotic to have them both in a household.
Cruz and Bartolome play the antagonistic half-sisters Wendy and Kaycee. Lito Pimentel is their father is well aware that the two not able to stand each other, but he has to leave them at home together for three days, in the care of their nanny Dory portrayed by Sheree Bautista.
Amid the raging storm, the tension got even more intense when unwanted guests came to rock the worlds of the two young women after begging for food and medicine. Will the two treat each other well especially when the intruders forced into their home and turn their lives upside-down? The three intruders are breathed into by Lander Vera-Perez, Christopher Roxas, and Patricia Javier; they are ruthless and do not think twice of killing the two young ladies.
Somes, the director behind the 2008 film ‘Yanggaw’ is back to scare and pulsate the moviegoers’ hearts when the thrilling scenes are presented.
The suspense-thriller film opened yesterday, June 20 in theaters nationwide.