Thursday, December 29, 2011

37th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Awards Night Winners

 Listed below are the official winners of the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards:

Best Picture:
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story (Scenema Concepts Int’l, Viva Films)

Second Best Picture:
Enteng Ng Ina Mo (Star Cinema, M-Zet Films)

Third Best Picture:
Shake, Rattle, and Roll 13 (Regal Films)

Best Director:
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story
Best Actor:
Dingdong Dantes (“Segunda Mano”)

Best Actress:
Maricel Soriano (“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”)

Best Supporting Actor:
John Regala (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Supporting Actress:
Eugene Domingo (“My Househusband: Ikaw Na!”)

Best Child Performer:
Bugoy Carino (“Shake, Rattle, and Roll 13”)

Best Screenplay:
Roi Iglesias and Rey Ventura (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Story:
Chris Martinez and Marlon Rivera (“Shake, Rattle, and Roll 13”)

Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award:
Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Gender Sensitivity Award:
My Househusband: Ikaw Na!

Best Cinematography:
Carlo Mendoza (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Original Theme Song:
“La Paloma” by Ely Buendia (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Musical Score:
Jerry Lazaten (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Sound Recording:
Mike Idioma (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Editing:
Jason Canapay and Ryan Orduna (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Production Design:
Fritz Siloria, Mona Soriano, and Ronaldo Cadapan (“Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”)

Best Visual Effects:
Riot Inc. (“Ang Panday 2”)

Best Make-up:
Florencia Penero, Niccolo Medina, and Jayvee Flores (“Enteng Ng Ina Mo”)

Best Float:
Ang Panday 2

Best Full-Length Independent Film:

Best New Wave Actor:
JM de Guzman (“Pintakasi”)

Best New Wave Actress:
Iza Calzado (“H.I.V.”)

New Wave Gender Sensitivity Award:
H.I.V. (full-length) and Speechless from Miriam College (student film)

Best Student Film:
Payaso from De La Salle-Lipa and MATe from Colegio San Juan de Letran

Special Jury Prize:
Biyahe Ni Barbie from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde

Top 30 Famous Filipino One-Liners of 2011

2011 has been a year of outlandish yet cool slang words the media has set out. So, I created my list of the top 30 famous one-liners which I have heard and seen everywhere, online, on air, and even in teleseryes. This list is inspired by a top 20 one-liners list released by Marc Logan in the Kapamilya program Bandila just a few hours ago.

30. kapal!
29. whatever
28. wagi!! (or winner)
27. yesss!
26. ankabogabol
25. adik!
24. huwaw!
23. o ha?
22. wew!
21. ganda mo teh!

20. wasakkk!
19. ayos!
18. potekk!
17. wagas!
16. weh, di nga?
15. lol
13. taray!
12. boom!
11. achieve!

10. kalurkey
9. kuha mo?
8. ikaw na!
7. epal!
6. pasok sa banga!
5. nomon!
4. ansave? (in a lot of variations)
3. tamuh! (in a lot of variations)
2. wehh?
1. you already!

Have I missed anything? Just comment down below. Thanks!

Monday, December 26, 2011

37th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Box Office Tally, Possible Sabotage Unfoiled

As of 10:00 in the evening yesterday (December 25), the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries have earned close to Php 125 million. With hopes high, the seven different films are continuously raking in millions of pesos and higher volumes of viewership.

Official MMFF Box Office Results (as of December 25)
1. Enteng Ng Ina Mo - Php 38.5M
2. Ang Panday 2 - Php 20M
3. Segunda Mano - Php 18.2M
4. My Househusband - Php 17.33M
5. Shake Rattle & Roll 13 - Php 15.9M
6. Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow - Php 10.1M
7. Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story - Php 3M

Meanwhile, Jobert Sucaldito of DZMM TeleRadyo program Mismo revealed hours earlier that there has been a sabotage in the movie prints for the MMFF entry Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story. He divulges that only 17 of the supposedly 51 number of prints for theater showing nationwide were released by its contractor SQ Laboratories, owned by a certain Angelo Santos.

He further lashed on a few MMFF entries' producers, with an emphasized exclusion of Star Cinema thus narrowing down the hit list, which had more movie prints than expected, leading to an inappropriate occupancy of slots alloted for the Manila Kingpin in cinema houses nationwide.

Sucaldito also said that during the first hours of movie release yesterday, the Manila Kingpin landed 3rd in gross earnings, even if it was only played in 17 theaters. Also, he delightedly announced that Manila Kingpin has been garnering really good and positive reviews from movie critics and local viewers.

Recent reports support Sucaldito's claim. Laguna governor E.R. Ejercito said, the movie “grossed Php 3M in 17 theaters. We could have earned P20-M on the first day kung kumpleto ang prints. Kung patas ang laban.”

Maylyn Enriquez, the supervising producer of Scenema Concept International, producer of the Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story later unveiled a public statement.

“We contracted SQ Laboratories to be the supplier for the prints. We both agreed to have the prints ready by December 23 in time for logistics of the materials for the December 25, 2011, which is the first day of MMFF screening. However, due to their load with other 4 more festival entries, we were the least priority and last to be printed. To my dismay, the laboratory misinformed us about the completion of the prints, and the last minute transfer of laboratory was necessary to produce as many prints as possible. Unfortunately, despite the delivery of the prints to the theaters, the cinemas have already replaced our theater with another movie. This is already beyond our control.”

Was there really a sabotage in the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival? Let us wait and see in the coming days.

With supporting reports from Yahoo! Philippines OMG!