‘Heneral Luna’ comes to Los Angeles

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – On Aug. 31, National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines, a special movie screening here will give Filipino-Americans a peek into the life of a Filipino hero who fought for the country’s independence from the United States. “Heneral Luna,” directed by...

Ritz Azul inspired by pageant wins of Megan Young, Valerie Weigmann

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Aside from being both in showbiz, what do Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Miss World Philippines 2014 Valerie Weigmann have in common? Both beauty queens were in the cast of TV5 shows (“Misibis Bay” and “Kidlat”, respectively) that starred Ritz Azul, who...

Ai Ai wins raves for Cinemalaya film

Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas is earning rave reviews for her dramatic turn in the indie film “Ronda,” one of the 10 films in the New Breed category of the 10th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. In “Ronda,” which is directed by Nick Olanka, Delas plays a policewoman...

Dennis Trillo meets with hitmen

Dennis Trillo always researches on his roles and this time, work has prompted him to see killers. The actor claims to have spoken with members of a hit squad for them to serve as study for his role in the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival official entry “T...

Variety Magazine gives glowing review of “Ekstra”

After Toronto International Film Festival screening, Vilma Santos-starrer now drawing crowds in 47 theatres in U.S. and Canada REDWOOD CITY, CA, September 16, 2013 –ABS-CBN Star Cinema and Quantum Films’ acclaimed indie film, Ekstra (The Bit Player), starring Philippine Star for...

INSTANT MOMMY Full Trailer (Cinemalaya 2013)

Instant Mommy follows the story of Bechayda, a two-months-pregnant wardrobe assistant for TV commercial production. In the fear of losing her Japanese lover and her dreams of a better life, she embarks on a plan that will get herself out of her predicament. Or so she thinks....