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.
TAGS: Ariel Rivera, Arjo Atayde, Bato: The General Ronald Dela Rosa Story, Box Office, Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo, Boycott, Elisse Joson, Gelli de Bellen, Jose Manalo, McCoy De Leon, Robin Padilla, Sakaling Maging Tayo
Having a hard time choosing a phone with a sharp front camera? Fret not as the top 5 global brand Vivo treats you with Vivo V5s their newest flagship in their ‘perfect selfie’ V5 line.
Officially, the V5s hit the store May 19 as it was launched at SM City North Edsa. Graced with special guests and personalities, the latest addition to the brand has officially made its way to the Filipinos’ pockets.
Led by the leading lifestyle and fashion blogger Verniece Enciso, with model Tony Labrusca, and of course, the BoybandPH presented the Vivo V5s with the Vivo Executives.
Equipped with a 20-megapixel front camera with f2.0 aperture, be prepared to be amazed at V5’s superior camera features and advanced selfie tools. Also, the phone gives you crystal clear, high-resolution selfies, wherein all the details are astonishingly visible. The light-sensing area is also larger than average at 1/2.78 inch, allowing more light to come in, which in turn enhances photo brightness.
Even better, the V5s’ 20-megapixel front camera is supplemented by a 13-megapixel rear camera with f2.2 aperture and an ultra-high-definition mode that renders stunning ultra HD images of up to 52 megapixels.
The V5s also boasts of the newest group selfie technology, which allows landscape-panning effects in ‘groufies’ or group shots. This exciting new feature supports both portrait and landscape orientations so that no one is left out in barkada shots.
The V5s likewise features a selfie softlight technology that creates lighting effects similar to those in a professional photography studio. Offered by other V5 models but updated for the V5s, the selfie softlight has an enhanced night mode for clearer and more fabulous selfies taken at night or in poor lighting conditions.
Moreover, Vivo optical experts fine-tuned the selfie softlight so that it uses the most suitable colors from the spectrum, producing natural-looking and gender-appropriate selfies.
Other remarkable features of the V5s include its face beauty mode 6.0, which works like a skincare tool that automatically detects your gender and applies beauty touches accordingly. For instance, females get softer skin tone, a more delicate face contour, and bigger eyes while males get a more masculine look.
The Vivo V5s is equipped with 5G capacity for a more stable Internet connection—an upgrade from the 4G capacity of previous V5 units and other phones in the same price range. It also has an OTG feature, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB2.0 and GPS for a smooth and fast transfer of files, making it the top choice for social media-savvy millennials and working professionals.
Touting a storage capacity of 4GB RAM, the V5s is perfect for games and applications. Its 64GB ROM is expandable up to 256 GB, allowing a veritable archive of 302 films, 20,000 songs or 26,000 pictures, and other documents. As for speed and performance, the V5s runs on a personalized operating system, Funtouch 3.0, based on Android 6.0.
The V5s likewise offers users unparalleled musical experience with Vivo’s signature Hi-Fi heritage and the AK4376 Hi-Fi audio chip.
Its App Clone allows users to log on to two different accounts using the same social media app, making it convenient for multi-tasking users to compartmentalize their professional and personal lives. The App Clone currently supports important chat apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Line, BBM, Zalo, and Viber.
Other notable attributes of the V5s include a smart split 2.0 that enables the V5s to keep two tasks on screen at the same time; an eye protection mode that makes the screen light softer; and a 0.2 fingerprint unlocking.
Finally, the V5s shares the elegant and sleek design of other phones in the V5 series: slimmer bezels, a large 5.5 inch display in 2.5D corning gorilla glass, and U-shaped cover lines that lend premium aesthetics to the back cover.
With all of these specifications, who would have thought that this amazing phone only costs Php. 14, 990?
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Do you remember the viral video of McDonalds’ commercial where a sad break-up story was told along with a beautiful rendition of the song ‘Tuloy Pa Rin.’
Just to recap, in the opening of the video, Elisse Joson orders her food from McDonald’s, and when she was about to take a seat, she saw the exact spot that had a painful memory for her. She remembered what happened before when the characters of Elisse Joson and Tony Labrusca were having a heart-breaking moment inside the fast food chain. Labrusca got up and left Joson, who tried to beg for the guy to stay.
In the first part that was aired back in 2016, Joson indulges in a delicious burger and left all the bad memories behind as she continued to move on with her life.
However, in the latest video uploaded by McDonald’s, the video shows an exactly opposite situation of what happened in the first part.
We see the character of Tony Labrusca who dined and ordered his usual food from the fast food chain, when he suddenly saw Joson, who’s all dolled up compared to her get-up back then. He held his tray, and made up his mind to come to her when he was suddenly taken aback after seeing Joson’s new love interest – portrayed by McCoy De Leon.
Labrusca felt bad and was on the verge of tears, when he decided to grab his burger instead. He looked up the sky, which had shown him the sun that symbolizes hope. He smiles, and suddenly the pain he was feeling just a few moments ago disappeared.
The netizens loved the new commercial just like how they enjoyed the first one. Many of them said that this is indeed realistic and sweet, which also made some of them to share their McDonald’s love story.
The storyline was easy to relate with for the audience, which leads to the assumption that many Filipinos had their fair share of painful heart breaks.