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‘The Unmarried Wife’ reunites Panganiban, Delos Reyes, Valdez after Almost a Decade!


Based from the story of Keiko Aquino, and screenplay by Vanessa Valdez, the upcoming high-caliber drama film titled—‘The Unmarried Wife’ features three of the country’s finest actors—Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes and Paulo Avelino in the lead cast with multi-awarded film and TV international master filmmaker—Maryo J. Delos Reyes as the director; will open on Wednesday, November 16 in theaters nationwide.

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Panganiban is Anne, a young woman who is stuck in her traumatic childhood past about love. Such inhibitions developed into reservations after she had her own marriage to the man she loves the most—Geoff portrayed by Dantes. And in every love story, it is most effective that if the damsel-in-distress, there is a knight in shining armor in the person of Bryan, breathed by Avelino.

After nine years, the said film marks the reunion of Panganiban, Delos Reyes and Valdez when they first collaborated in a Star Cinema film via ‘A Love Story’ back in 2007. Also, Direk Maryo returns to the said film outfit after his last project via ‘I’ll Be There’ in 2010.

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According to Direk Delos Reyes, “I’m very excited to doing this film. It is a test of my skill on how to tell a story about relationships. ‘The Unmarried Wife’ is a different. It’s very timely and at the same time very important to be discussed.”

Together with Star Cinema, Direk Maryo along with Vanessa and the three powerful and equally intense actors—Angleica, Dingdong and Paulo; the film promises to change the way people perceive men being cheaters and women failing to be faithful in relationships.

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Avelino in a bloggers’ conference mentioned that what makes the film different from other relationship-centered movies, “It is organic. It is like being a witness to conversations between couples; very at the moment.”

Alex Gonzaga-Joseph Marco: A Perfect Tandem in #MyReboundGirl?


This romantic-comedy flick titled—‘My Rebound Girl’ is Regal Entertainment Incorporated’s latest offering that opens today, September 28 with Alex Gonzaga and Joseph Marco as the lead stars.

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If Julia Roberts was known to be the ‘Runaway Bride’ back in 1999 opposite Richard Gere, here in an Emmanuel de la Cruz film, Gonzaga is known as the #PambansangReboundGirl. She is paired anew with Marco after their almost real-life romance when they did a Kapamilya series—‘Pure Love’ back in 2014.

The younger sister of Toni Gonzaga shines on her own way as she delivers her brand of antics and dramatic prowess and provides a different kind of ‘kilig’ for the audiences as she being ‘Raquel’ or ‘Rocky’ meets the guy who will unexpectedly make her break the rule she made on ‘How Not to be a Rebound Girl’. Rocky falls in love with Rich (Marco) who’s trying to mend a broken heart and who entered into a business deal with her via a concept café called #PerfectBlend.

To make the film more romantic, it was shot partly in Benguet where coffee are also grown and posed as Rich’s location for their family coffee farm.

While doing business together, both will discover a ‘spark’ between them but Rich’s ex-girlfriend stands in the way of the blossoming relationship.

Also in the cast are Martin Escudero, Natalie Hart, Carl Guevarra, Alora Sasam, Mitoy Yonting, Nico Nicolas of Pinoy Boyband contestant, Anna Vicemte, Lawrence Yap and Helga Krapf.

Ian, Jodi reunites in a New RomCom Flick


The blockbuster tandem of Ian Veneracion and Jodi Sta. Maria is soon to be seen again in a romantic comedy film titled—‘The Achy Breaky Hearts’ as Ryan and Chinggay. Together with them is another effective onscreen partner of Sta. Maria is Richard Yap as Frank and the upcoming Star Cinema presentation is directed by Antoinette Jadaone.

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Veneracion and Sta. Maria were all smiles during a Press Conference. Photograph is courtesy of Ted Claudio of Wazzup.Ph.

Jodi plays a woman who has been single for seven years and somewhere along the way she has to deal with the dilemma of choosing two men—Veneracion and Yap.

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Richard Yap is Ian Veneracion’s rival in winning the heart of Jodi Sta. Maria in the newest romantic comedy flick by Antoinette Jadaone. Image is courtesy of Star Cinema.

Sta. Maria as Chinggay who is a successful career woman, on a Press Conference on Thursday, June 16, she stressed that the struggle of finding a suitable partner is not entirely the fault of her character to be ‘successful’ or as someone who has high standards in getting a man to be in relationship with, “Men get intimidated because of the status of a woman especially when it comes to achievements.”

Both also shared their thoughts on how they move on after ‘heartbreaks’. For Veneracion, he says, “Iisipin ko lang. Kahit sino ka pa. Isang iyak ka lang. Then move on.”

While Jodi made sure to give encouraging words to those who experience heartbreaks: “Lahat ng pain na nangyayari sa atin. Everthing that we go through—our failures and heartbreaks, these will serve a ‘purpose’. Maybe we don’t understand now ‘why it’s happening’ but one day, everything will make sense. It’s up to you whether you dwell on your situation or you stand up, you walk and you move on.”

Also Jadaone, being the director and the co-screenwriter of this movie, she stresses that this #hugotflick wants to leave some thoughts for its female audience who could identify a similar scenario with Chinggay: “It is for all ladies who have been single for so long, they’re tired of hearing, Kailan ka mag-aasawa?, or of asking themselves, May mali ba sa’kin? Pangit ba ‘ko?”

‘The Achy Breaky Hearts’ is set to open on Wednesday, June 29 in cinemas nationwide.