It’s “boycott for Filipino movies in cinemas” – Movie outfits have been using this as a reason for not earning in theaters this week.
We are aware that there were some speculations on directors who were calling for a boycott, on social media, for Robin Padilla’s’ movie ‘Bato: The General Ronald Dela Rosa Story.’
But for Arjo Atayde’s movie and that of Gelli de Bellen with Ariel Rivera, are their movies been boycotted too?
It’s really hard to believe the fact that film outfits report that their movies have been boycotted as a reason for not gaining that much in the box-office. There were also rumors that Vice Ganda’s movie “Fantastica” was planned to be boycotted but still the movie earned more than 500 million pesos, and was viewed not only in the Philippines but also in other countries.
Shall we claim then that movies like “Sakaling Maging Tayo” of Elisse Joson and McCoy de Leon and “Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo” of Jose Manalo which flopped in cinemas have also been boycotted?
The truth behind this seems to be the lack of promotion for the said Filipino movies. Perhaps, the producers believed that the promotion given bloggers and the free advertisement on Facebook were enough to promote their movies while minimizing their promotional expenses.
This can be a much more acceptable reason to explain why there were lots of Filipino movies that flopped this past week.
During the Metro Manila Film Festival of 2018 (MMFF), netizens already knew what movies they wanted to watch. There were series of interviews and promotions for the cast members of the entry movies.
Unlike those movies that recently flopped in cinemas, the filmfest entries were not announced early on and were kept it secret, while production were working on their respective projects, and only revealed the details of the movie entries when it was nearly showing in cinemas on Christmas Day.
Let’s us consider now which matters can have a bigger impact on why some movies are not viewed in cinemas, as well as the people who still love to support their favorite actors/actresses even if somebody would call for a “boycott” of their films.
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We Filipinos are accustomed to western movies with million-dollar budgets. Flashy action scenes, top notch CGI, and savvy marketing campaigns across all social media platforms have molded our minds to associate Pinoy indie films as “cheaper” film works.
Perry Escaño, director of “Ang Sikreto ng Piso,” whose movie only earned a little more than Php 200,000, expressed his sadness in the state of independent films here in the Philippines.
“It is so depressing how badly independent film productions are treated in the Philippines. Even though we have audiences watching in the cinemas, our film “Ang Sikreto ng Piso,” was pulled out by some operators and was replaced with Hollywood films after the first day.
“This is not the way to encourage local directors to create more movies. This is also not the way to educate the local movie audience as they need variety in their choices.
“This is also not the way to help industry workers because they need work to be able to put food on their families’ tables.
“The all-business mindset of cinema operators is killing the industry. We appeal to them to bring back to the movie theaters the local films they have pulled out after the first day. More people will come especially during the weekends. We just know. Do you think Hollywood films will help you in our future? Support our own Filipino films instead.”
It is so depressing how badly independent film productions are treated in the Philippines. Even though we have audience…
The movies redundancy of using storytelling that has been done before might have played a factor to its failure in the big screen, so it is not yet clear if our favor to western movies played a big factor to its flop.
Unlike piso, bato movie flopped for an entirely different reason. people can’t help themselves from squinting their eyes in suspicion that the film might be a strategy to lionize Bato for the upcoming election this year in May.
Boycotted for the actor robin known for being pro duterte its timing of the release. netizens made fun of the movie for its failure to bring the audience on its release by sharing photos of its number of bought seats.
Si Bato at misis nya yung dalawa sa gitna.
Pinsan yung magkaaway sa harap.
Tas kapitbahay dati yung magjowa sa kanan.
Nilibre nya lahat yan. https://t.co/NEcYinPpeP
— Ethel (@econcepcion) February 1, 2019
Angel Locsin had nothing but kind words to the director of The General’s Daughter, Manny Palo.
During the press conference of her first ever teleserye under Dreamscape, for her prime time comeback after a few years of hiatus, she shared what’s it like to work with Palo as a director.
“Si Direk Manny Palo kasi is brilliant. Ang swerte namin na nagkaroon kami ng direktor na alam niya kung anong gagawin. Siya kasi yung kaya niya kaming i-control lahat. Kasi kahit anong sabihin namin sa kanya, memorize niya yung script so hindi namin siya maloloko.”
Locsin added that because the director knows what he is doing, they often finish their taping schedules on time.
“Alam niya yung gagawin niyo sa bawat eksena kaya ang bilis bilis din niya mag shoot. Natatapos namin yung schedule namin. Plus ang gaan din niya ka-trabaho.”
The actress then addressed her remark that director Palo is a “terror” on the set, saying that others may only view him that way maybe because he had a bad day or someone did something wrong. However, she thinks that he’s really kind and caring.
“Sabi ng iba terror daw si Direk Manny. Siguro pag may mali ka, ganon. Or siguro, bad day lang si direk pero he’s really nice. Actually ang bait ni direk. At maalaga siya sa mga tao. “
She even admitted that the cast sometimes makes fun of the director whenever he gets angry.
“Minsan pinapagtawanan namin pag nagwawala siya pero part niya na yun eh. Parang hindi pwedeng hindi eh. Boring. Boring yung set. At umpisa palang sinabi niya ‘walang diva sa inyo ha, ako lang ang diva,’ kaya siya lang ang diva ganon. “
On the other hand, Locsin admitted that her character on the series is her most complicated role thus far. She has also praised her co-stars.
“Masasabi ko na I think eto yung pinaka-complex [and] complicated na character na gagawin ko. Mahirap po siya. Actually mga characters po namin, mahirap gawin. Pero fun, kasi yung mga ka-eksena ko po ang gagaling umarte so nakakakuha po ako sa kanila ng emosyon.”
The General’s Daughter also stars big names such as Paulo Avelino, Arjo Atayde, Tirso Cruz III, Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez, Janice de Belen, and Maricel Soriano.
The General’s Daughter airs weeknights on the ABS-CBN network.
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Maine Mendoza expressed her happiness in a single tweet that became the source of her fans’ joy.
In a tweet posted on November 25, she said “So much happier now than I’ve ever been and so so grateful for that.”
So much happier now than I’ve ever been and so so grateful for that. ❤️😌
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) November 26, 2018
As the message had no details, others assumed that it is linked to the dating rumors between the TV personality and actor Arjo Atayde.
They have been spotted together in several occasions including a dinner at a restaurant in Makati City and at a bar in Bonifacio Global City.
A few weeks ago, Mendoza and Atayde were once again rumored to have spent a trip in Bali, Indonesia together. They were also seen watching a concert in Quezon City a few days after the said vacation.
In an interview last November 15, Atayde said that he is happy with the current state of his love life, but the actor didn’t disclose more details regarding such.
We all know there are plenty of celebrity kids that bear striking resemblance to their parents and actual sets of twins, but some of the best star “twins” aren’t related at all. You may think your favorite celebrity is one of a kind, but there are some other celebrities who will have you seeing double.
We’ve spotted some spooky similarities amongst the celebrities!
Get a peek at who’s taken a turn as a celebrity doppelganger…
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Have you lived enough? Have you loved enough?
You may want to ask yourselves these questions and ponder about life, relationship and death once ABS-CBN’s upcoming primetime romantic drama series “Pure Love” airs this July.
“Pure Love” is the local adaptation of the much appreciated 2011 Korean TV series “49 Days,” which will give prominence on true love and strong ties that bind a Filipino family.
Starring Alex Gonzaga and Yen Santos, it follows the story of Diane (Alex), an outgoing and well-to-do girl who seems to have almost everything in her life; and Ysabel (Yen), an typical working girl who chose to lead a ‘lifeless’ life ever since her boyfriend died.
Directed by Veronica Velasco and Mikey Del Rosario, “Pure Love” will also stars Arron Villaflor, Arjo Atayde, Joseph Marco, Matt Evans, Yam Concepcion and introducing Anna Luna. Rounding off the cast are Sunshine Cruz, John Arcilla, Ana Capri, Bart Guingona, Dante Ponce, Shey Bustamante.
Don’t miss the premiere of the newest Kapamilya romantic drama series, “Pure Love” this July 7 before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to ABS-CBN.com, follow @PureLovePH on Twitter, and ‘like’ the show’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/purelovetheofficial.