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Richard Somes’s ‘Cry No Fear’: Sibling Rivalry went Awry?


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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.

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Cruz and Bartolome play the antagonistic half-sisters Wendy and KayceeLito 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.

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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.

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JaDine is back via #NeverNotLoveYou


On Saturday, March 17, Viva Films launched the latest film #NeverNotLoveYou of one the country’s hottest loveteams—JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre) with Antoinette Jadaone as the screenwriter and director.

 

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Dubbed as a mature film for the two young stars since it tells the story of two young, carefree and reckless individuals who entered into a relationship, but soon leads to an abrupt ending when their respective dreams take them to separate paths and so as their choices tear them apart in the process.

Reid and Lustre returns on the big screen, and this latest romantic-drama is their sixth film together, and marks as their reunion film together with Jadaone after the series they did together in 2016-2017, titled ‘Till I Met You’.

James is Gio, a freelance graphic designer while Nadine is Joanne, brand manager for a direct-selling company. Their characters paint a situation that young couples would normally find themselves when faced with challenges in life; realizing that love is essential in every relationship but may not be enough to make it work for the longest time especially when living in a foreign land.

For the most part of the film, it was shot in London while additional scenes were taken in Manila and Zambales.

Love changes two people who are madly in love with each other, but life catches up on two people in their weakest points and it changes how they perceive and feel about love.

Gio and Joanne are young couple and they need to have two incomes in order to survive. Due to their works, it has affected their relationship and failed. This is one scenario that the young couple are facing in the story. Both actors are asked to tackle concerns on ‘unspoken expectations’ often lead to disappointment and miscommunication in a relationship.

Catch JaDine is their tender and intense love story to open on a Black Saturday, March 31 in cinemas nationwide.

‘Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako’ is a Must-See for ‘Best of Friends’


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(Mini-Review)

Seeing the film ‘Pare, Mahal Mo raw Ako’, written and directed by Joven Tan for the second time around during its premiere night—it gave me more appreciation of the movie, which was lifted from the hit song of the same title that was sung by one of the stars—Michael Pangilinan. Edgar Allan Guzman is Mark and fell in love with Pangilinan, who played Red, the guy best friend.

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In the photo (L-R): Pangilinan is Red and Guzman is Mark.

There were flaws in the storytelling, which I agree with my fellow writer-friend Arnel, but I just had to point on the good points of the film. First, it didn’t present struggles of how to accept gay people in a heavy drama. Yes, there were emotional scenes, but those were needed to highlight the emotions and the tensions between Mark and Red and so as Mark’s mother portrayed by Nora Aunor.

Second, Guzman could very well claim that this is one of his most natural and best performances ever. He was able to prove that acting needed not to be acted out. He has that depth and could deliver certain emotions even with hackneyed dialogues. His subtle actuations and the nuances of a ‘paminta’ gay were greatly displayed. In his scenes with more seasoned actresses—La Aunor and Ana Capri—he didn’t lag behind. While for a newcomer, Panglinan proved that he has potentials to have more chances of getting film projects.

Lastly, it has successfully concluded the film without any tragedy. It means that there really is a great hope for gay people to be happy in this world as long as people (especially between friends) would embrace and accept for who they are and for what they are capable of—to love without any boundaries. The line—‘sa pag-ibig walang forever, pero sana sa pag-ibig walang gender’—is witty and one quotable quote.

The film is set to open on Wednesday, June 8 in cinemas and is distributed by Viva Films.

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