The news of their first movie project together set abuzz online and was met with much enthusiasm from fans of both artists. The two will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, who is known for romantic comedy movies and melodramatic films.
With that said, here are the other times that talents from GMA Network worked with ABS-CBN film production company, Star Cinema:
A Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 entry, this comedy film, directed by Barry Gonzalez, became the first big-screen team up of “It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda and Kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes.
2. You’re Still The One
This romantic drama film, released in 2015, was the first big-screen team up of actress Maja Salvador and Dennis Trillo. Directed by Chris Martinez, the movie was co-produced with Regal Entertainment.
3. Da Possessed
Comedy-horror film of 2014, this movie starred Vhong Navarro and Solenn Heusaff under the direction of Joyce Bernal.
4. She’s The One
Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes, celebrated actors from various primetime television series, teamed up for this 2013 romantic-comedy. The film was directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar.
5. It Takes A Man and A Woman
Isabelle Daza joined top Kapamilya stars Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz in this 2013 romantic-comedy sequel. Daza has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
6. Kung Fu Divas
Ai Ai delas Alas co-starred with Kapuso superstar Marian Rivera in this action-comedy film directed by Onat Diaz. Delas Alas has since then transferred to GMA Network.
7. One More Try
Winning Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 entry, Dingdong Dantes starred for the second time in Star Cinema alongside Kapamilya stars Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Zanjoe Marudo. It was directed by Ruel Bayani.
8. Segunda Mano
Horror flick from 2011, a recurring actor in Star Cinema pictures, Dingdong Dantes this time around teamed up with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. The film was directed by Joyce Bernal.
9. Won’t Last A Day Without You
Joey de Leon in a rare sighting for an ABS-CBN project, starred with Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson for this 2011 Star Cinema film directed by Raz de la Torre.
10. For the First Time
KC Concepcion, a showbiz newcomer and Richard Gutierrez, prized leading man from GMA-7 teamed up for this movie back in 2008. It was directed by Joyce Bernal. Gutierrez has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
11. The Unmarried Wife
Maryo J. de los Reyes directed this film in 2016, following the footsteps of the success of “One More Try.” In his fifth ride with Star Cinema, Dingdong Dantes appeared on the movie alongside Angelica Panganiban and Paulo Avelino.
12. Just the 3 of Us
Jennylyn Mercado starred opposite John Lloyd Cruz in this 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
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This year’s highlight in showbiz is the exchange of partners among love teams. Like Kathryn Bernardo with Alden Richards, who recently announced their new tandem “KathDen.”
How about Daniel Padilla? Who will be his new lucky partner?
Kathryn’s longtime love team partner Daniel Padilla is rumored to have a new movie project with Charo Santos. Some say that it will be a comedy movie with the working title “Ang Lalaking Dumukot kay Charo Santos.”
But the question is, “Is it true?”
The rumors started over an Instagram post of Star Cinema executive Maluo Santos and film producer Niel Arce. This will be the first time that Daniel Padilla and Charo Santos would be in a movie that would be directed by Joyce Bernal, under Spring Films.
But still, there was no update when they would start the project.
This is not the first time that Daniel and Kathryn had worked separately with different projects. In 2017, Kathryn was one of the cast members for the family drama “Three Words to Forever,” while Daniel was also part of the cast of the movie “Revenger Squad.”
What is more important in having a new tandem or love team is the contentment of the viewers in watching the movie. Though it may not be the usual movie that fans used to watch of the loveteam partners, but directors and filmmakers have seen a potential in new pairings that could excite the viewers.
May may not agree of tandems having new partners, but neither is it bad to try for a change.
Recently, Star Cinema, under the direction of Cathy Garcia Molina, announced the first-ever movie of Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, who will play the role of an OFW working in Hong Kong.
During the story conference of the KathDen movie last Tuesday, Alden was given a warm welcome by director Cathy Grace Molina, Roxy Liiquigan, Mico del Rosario, and director Olive ‘Inang’ Lamasan.
According to Roxy Liquigan, it took “5 months preparation” to arrange the team-up and there were speculations that the movie will not push through because Alden Richard is exclusively for GMA Network, and there was a possibility that the GMA Artist Center would not allowed him to do the project.
But with the help of Philip Rojas of Asian Artist Agency, headed by Boy Abunda, the project was made possible.
When both artists were asked about their reactions knowing that they would be working together, Kathryn said, “Kung tatanungin niyo ako kung kinakabahan ako, super!” and Alden’s reaction was, “Siyempre, first-time kong makakatrabaho si Kath. We’ve been seeing each other for a long time.”
Kathryn and Alden are known for having strong and loyal fans in their respective love teams, Kathryn with Daniel Padilla for “KathNiel, and Alden with Maine Mendoza for “Aldub.”
But having this new team-up, both their fans positively accepted the upcoming “KathDen” movie.
To show their love and support for both artist they posted their reaction on Twitter.
— ADMIN SHIN ™ (@ADMIN__SHIN) March 12, 2019
— KATHNIEL FANBOYS ✊ (@MgaLalakingKNs) March 12, 2019
Some KathNiel fans show maturity by showing support for the upcoming movie.
And now because of Maine’s announcement on her blog that he is dating Arjo Atayde, some of the AlDub fans felt sad and hope this new team up would be a successful one.
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Have you imagined the biggest star of both rival networks team up together in one movie? Well, now it’s really happening.
There were rumors spreading that there will be an upcoming movie for Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards. But now, they put an end to those rumors when Star Cinema finally confirmed that Alden and Kathryn are set to star in a romance-drama movie under the one of the industry’s best directors, Cathy Garcia Molina.
The movie will be revolving around young Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
On March 12, Kathryn and Alden finally met with the managing director Olivia Lamasan and director Molina. Although they haven’t decided the title of the movie yet, the film outfit had confirmed that the movie will come out this year.
They also confirmed that they will start filming the movie next month and most of the scenes will be filmed in Hong Kong. On a Twitter post of ROXYLIQUIGAN, @Roxy_Liquigan mentioned that it took 5 months to prepare for this movie project and thankedAlden for accepting the offer.
— ROXYLIQUIGAN (@Roxy_Liquigan) March 12, 2019
In addition to that, this is Alden’s first time to work with director Cathy but for Kathryn, this is her fourth time to work with her.
“This is the first time that I’ll be working with her so it’s a great honor and experience kasi I’m really on the stage of exploring the craft and my capability as an actor,” Alden told the press.
We all know that both stars are part of two leading love teams. Kathryn is with “KathNiel” pairing with Daniel Padilla, while Alden Richards is with “AlDub,” teaming-up with Maine Mendoza.
With the popularity of both love teams, Direk Cathy knew how much fans love the artists saying: “I both respect their fandoms.”
And now, she is appealing to the fandoms of both Alden and Kathryn to support them for the upcoming movie.
“Sana mahalin nila yung dalawa [with the] same [na] pagmamahal kasi hindi naman yung love team nila yung binebenta dito but yung kwento at yung galing nila bilang artista,” she added.
Make your momma proud!
Kathryn Bernardo is one young Filipino actress who made her mother proud after winning the Camera Obscura awards at the Films Ambasador’s Night, for being part of the highest grossing Pinoy film of all time – the Star Cinema produced-movie “The Hows of Us.”
Her mother, Min Bernardo, couldn’t contain her happiness and was so proud of her daughter’s newest achievement, together with all the cast and crew of the successful film. She was so thankful and considers this success as a miracle in an unexpected way.
“God gave us more than what most of us have prayed for. The “Hows of Us” is truly a miracle that came in the most unexpected way. Maraming salamat at napabilang tayo sa isang napakagandang pelikula na tumatak sa puso ng bawat isa.”
She wrote: “Sobra sobrang proud ako sa inyo. Nakakaiyak sa tuwa, sobrang ligaya ng puso ko.”
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Sobra sobrang proud ako sa inyo.Nakakaiyak sa tuwa, sobrang ligaya ng puso ko…God gave is more than what most of us have prayed for. The Hows Of Us is truly a miracle that came in the most unexpected way. Maraming salamat at napabilang tayo sa isang napakagandang pelikula na tumatak sa puso ng bawat isa. Sa Film Devt Council of the Phil @fdcpofficial maraming salamat po sa parangal na iginawad nyo. CONGRATULATIONS @bernardokath @supremo_dp @kaybash1326 @carmiraymundo @olivia_manalili At sa team THOU
It was not only her mother who was so proud of her as it also brought joy and pride to her fans as they sent their congratulatory message to the young actress on Twitter and other social media websites.
For the “Hows of Us” director, cast and the crew, the passion and hard work that they all put on the project was all worth it.
Vice Ganda fans, rejoice!
Fantastica is a certified box office hit!
From his first main role in Petrang Kabayo (which earned Php 115 million) to his previous Manila Film Festival entry, The Revenger Squad, Vice didn’t stop setting the bar higher for his career.
The movie’s success is due to the massive support not just from Filipinos here in the Philippines, but worldwide as well.
Even with negative criticism, Fantastica has earned Php 596 million; making it Vice Ganda’s highest-grossing movie to date, beating his previous record of Php 571 million for the film “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad” back in the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The good news was announced by Star Cinema during the film’s Thanksgiving party on Tuesday, January 29, 2018.
But not everyone is happy with Fantastica’s success.
Some dislike Vice Ganda’s continued reliance on ‘insult comedy’ and the innuendos that made some feel the movie is stale material; bringing nothing new to the table and with only the sheer star power of its lead guaranteeing its blockbuster status.
Since we are talking about box office earnings, who would forget the sensational Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo’s loveteam movie “The Hows of Us” way back in 2018? It broke the 800 million mark, making it the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time.
Fans can’t help comparing the films; even going as far as stating that the film is undeserving of its success for relying too much on its star power and references.
Now, what are your thoughts on Vice Ganda’s success?
Did you like the film or do you think its the same old formula with a different packaging? Leave a comment down below for your thoughts and please do like and share for more amazing content.
Angel Locsin has been missing in action from teleseryes since The Legal Wife. And now that she is coming back with The General’s Daughter, she shared the reason why it took her five years to star in a series again.
In the span of a few years, the actress went through a break-up, a spinal injury, and an almost resignation from ABS-CBN.
The reason for her teleserye hiatus was speculated to be one of those occurrences but at the press conference of The General’s Daughter, she shared that it was actually not the case.
So why? Darna.
“Noong gagawin ko po dapat ‘yung ‘Darna,’ mayroon kaming agreement ng ABS na hindi ako tatanggap ng ibang project hangga’t ginagawa po ‘yung ‘Darna.’ Dahil inabot tayo ng lampas limang taon ata ‘yung preparation ng ‘Darna,’ na-delay nang na-delay.”
Star Cinema announced in 2014 that Locsin would play as the Filipino female super hero once again for the film adaptation.
“Though nakakagawa ng ibang guestings, ng pelikula, ‘yung teleserye not allowed.
“May agreement naman po kami sa ganu’n, kasi mahirap at very physical. Pati ‘yung schedule na kailangan doon sa ‘Darna,’ medyo challenge. Natagalan po talaga.”
Though she was absent from teleseryes, she did take on some acting roles, including a two-part episode for Maalaala Mo Kaya, and a guest appearance in La Luna Sangre. She also continued to be a judge in Pilipinas Got Talent.
The actress was also in two non-action films under Star Cinema.
In 2017, she has decided to withdraw from Darna, citing her injury and how the role would require a lot of physical routines.
The General’s Daughter will premiere on Monday, January 21, after FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Atom Araullo may be in the world of news and journalism, wherein the atmosphere is a bit more serious than showbiz, but he is also known for his good looks.
The promotional materials for Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil‘s movie, Alone/Together, has led to people digging about their old photos, including Arullo’s mother, Carol Pagaduan.
In a tweet, Araullo told his mom that there was someone who compared her childhood photo to Soberano.
Me: Ma, may nagkukumpara sa‘yo at kay Liza Soberano sa bago niyang pelikula (shows photos)
Ma: Mas maganda naman si Liza.
Me: Mangingisda ka rin pala 🎣
— Atom Araullo (@atomaraullo) January 10, 2019
When he shared the comparison, Pagaduan told his son that Soberano is much more beautiful. This resulted to him teasing his mom about fishing for compliments.
Netizens reacted to the adorable banter, saying that it’s no surprise that the journalist is handsome as well.
Now we know why you’re so cute.
— Mr. Fantasty (@ActuallyLexie) January 10, 2019
Another Twitter user said that aside from her beauty, the message in Pagaduan’s photo also caught his attention.
Bukod sa angking niyang ganda, mas napukaw ang atensyo ko dito.. pic.twitter.com/C0CBuBQTZi
— Clay (@claysalon) January 10, 2019
Someone also said that she looks like Dimples Romana.
Your mom also looks like Dimples Romana
— William (@padrewilly) January 10, 2019
Others then responded that aside from being beautiful, Pagaduan also has many admirable qualities.
There were 125 films shown last year. And most of them were from film festivals like Sinag Maynila, Cine Filipino, Cinemalaya, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, TOFARM Film Festival, Cinema One Originals, QCinema, and the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival.
Despite a number of film festivals, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s The Hows of Us topped the highest grossing film in 2018.
In fact, It was the only Filipino movie that has reached the eight hundred million mark in the Philippine box-office which beaten the previous holder of the top spot, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo‘s A Second Chance.
The movie also held premieres in Indonesia and Vietnam. It was Star Cinema‘s first time to do so in Jakarta.
KathNiel were not just rocking the box-office but the world of fashion as well. They were the cover of METRO Magazine‘s August 2018 issue.
They have been part of ABS-CBN’s line of representatives in the Thailand Network Trade Launch, which is the country’s largest media event. They attended the trade show with Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales.
The couple has also won the Favorite Foreign TV Actor and Actress award in the Face of the Year Awards in Vietnam.
La Luna Sangre was acquired by MKCS Global became the platform for the show to be aired in Myanmar. She’s Dating the Gangster was also acquired by a Spanish movie channel called Cinelatino.
Last but not the least, aside from the success of their careers, 2018 has also been the mark of the confirmation of Bernardo and Padilla’s real-life romance of more than five years.
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Liza Soberano expressed her hopes to work with director Erik Matti again soon.
On an Instagram post, she captioned a photograph of her having dinner with the director and said that she’s still wishing for future projects with him.
“Thank you so much for everything direk @erikmatti!!! ❤️ This dinner really meant alot to me. Still hoping for a future project with you.”
She also said that the Matti personally messaged her to properly and formally say goodbye to her.
“I was really thankful because I don’t think a lot of people will do that. He messaged me just so that he could say goodbye properly to me and I really appreciate that he did that. And I am just really thankful that I had the chance to work with him and I still want to finish a project with him so hopefully in the future if our schedule permits and there is a really good script that he wants to be directing, I really wouldn’t mind doing another film.”
The director departed from the Darna movie in October because of “creative differences” and it has been a mutual decision between the director and the management.
Liza will continue on with the movie with a new director, Jerrold Tarog as announced recently.
“For right now I think we are going to focus with the movie with Quen because we actually have a due date for the movie, so I think we are going to do that first and Darna has to be focused on by direk Jerrold. He’s taking over now so there are some changes.”