Monday, September 28, 2015

Chard-Dawn Tandem Returns on Primetime via You're My Home

The soap opera of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta slated to air last January 2014 will finally be aired in the second half of this year. In the first press release, the cast was supposed to include Enchong Dee. This time around, it seems like Dee is out of the cast and JC De Vera is in as a major cast. But let's still see.

You're My Home will soon hit primetime on ABS-CBN! Watch the trailer here.

“It’s a family drama that reflects the real-life happenings in Filipino families. The viewers will surely follow in the story how the two families got together and what drew them apart.” -Dawn Zulueta

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The FB Post that Invites AlDub Fans to War?

Fanpage called Kapamilya Network with thousands of likers posted a photo with a not-so-good-sounding caption.

With a photo taken from the Saturday episode of It's Showtime featuring ABS-CBN's famous love teams-- JaDine, KathNiel, LizQuen, the fanpage compared that scene to the AlDub tandem of Eat Bulaga.

Text version of the caption:
"Not your 20 million tweets can ever beat World Class Performances and World Class Tandems."

What is disturbing about this post?
It's not really the war this fanpage is trying to have against the fans of AlDub. What's so disturbing is the standard of these people when it comes to 'world class performances' so to speak.

First of all, this post is not to say that the AlDub tandem is world class. Secondly, this post is not to defend them.

This post is to pose a major question: what's a world class performance?

Obviously, to say that the production number of these tandems were world class seems so disturbing.

Watch the prod here

No offense meant but James Reid and Nadine Lustre can somehow qualify to be world-class performers because they can really sing and dance. Not to say that LizQuen and KathNiel are less of a people but just to appreciate the talent of only one tandem.

For charisma and fan base, we give it to KathNiel and LizQuen to appease the others.

But really this post is about to launch a war. But AlDub fans are better than this. They should know when to speak up and when to let it pass. This one-- let it pass!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Marvel-ish Heneral Luna 2015 Teaser after Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo End Credits

The producers of Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo and Heneral Luna are serious about bringing to the public the understated parts of our country's history. And they are doing it the Marvel way.

As you have seen in the end credits of Heneral Luna (2015), a teaser of the movie to feature Gregorio Del Pilar's story was featured. You may not know this but a teaser of Heneral Luna was actually shown after Bonifacio end credits last year.

But to clarify, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo is not in any way part of the series of movies along with Heneral Luna. It was clarified by the director himself yesterday.

Watch this one!

Watch Behind the Scenes Screenplay
Watch the history behind the movie

Friday, September 25, 2015

AlDub to bid Goodbye via National Pabebe Wave Day?

Will today be the last time Filipino viewers be able to watch the budding romance of Alden & Yaya Dub or the infamous kalyeserye tandem AlDub?

The writers behind the kalyeserye are strategic enough to know how to progress this phenomenon week by week. Despite the challenges, they were able to surpass expectations im every weekend twist they offer.

With their strategic minds, will AlDub writers take the route of a hiatus?

A hiatus is common among US TV shows because they couldn't tape much during winter season. Some shows though intentionally take a hiatus to create a clamor from viewers. Shonda Rhimes of Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder is so good (that's even an understatement) in pulling off a heart-pounding season ender to keep viewers excited to another season.

Will the Eat Bulaga writers take the hiatus route?

For sure if they do, the competitor It'S Showtime will take this opportunity to grab all attention while AlDub is on break. However, when AlDub returns, it might lead to the full demise of the competing show. How? Viewers that miss something so much will definitely make news after the hiatus.

So let's see what happens today. But it seems like Eat Bulaga will make history through the National Pabebe Wave Day.

Are you joining the phenomenon?

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fit & Full of Charisma, is James Reid the new Captain Barbell?

Is James Reid going to be the new Captain Barbell?

Fit, full of Ƨharisma, impressive looks. These are some of the predominant characteristics of what embodies an actor who can portray Pinoy superhero character Captain Barbell. And since Mars Ravelo has given the right to ABS-CBN to produce this one, James Reid is by far the most qualified in the camp.

But what about the rumors? Xian Lim. JC De Vera. Ejay Falcon. All of them remain to be rumored names. But it's not difficult to conclude that Reid has a far better advantage compared to everyone else on the list.

After On The Wings of Love, this could be the perfect project for JaDine. We place our bets on it.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

What if AlDub was Cast to ONE TRUE LOVE?

Some of you may have not known yet that Alden Richards was the lead actor for well-acclaimed soap opera entitled One True Love. His partner was Louise De Los Reyes at that time. But what if it was Maine 'Yaya Dub' Mendoza as Elize?

We won't really know until we see it ourselves. So while the possibility of it is not even a hint, we made a video about it... Alden Richards & Maine Mendoza in... One True Love Once Again.

Watch this:

Fans of DenJen, MikJen, Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko Video for You!

Fans of My Faithful Husband are put to a test as they decide who to vouch for, Emman + Mel or Dean + Mel? Of course, along with that question is also the principle between faithfulness and betrayal.

These two tandems are surprisingly a hit to Kapuso televiewers. Thanks to the masterpiece yet again of Suzzette Doctolero, realistic storylines are presented on the table every weeknight.

So as Mel gets to this confused phase, we suggest the OST... Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko.

Here's our own version of it:

Friday, September 4, 2015

Andoy Ranay is Back in ABS-CBN with former Kapuso Artists

After years of laboring as a Kapuso director, the brilliant Andoy Ranay is back on the grounds of ABS-CBN to direct the upcoming primetime series called Written in the Stars. This soap opera will feature four Kapamilya actors: Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby and Jolina Magdangal-Escueta.

UPDATE: Sarah Lahbati joins the supporting cast! So it seems like this is almost like a show of Kapuso-turned-Kapamilya.

It seems like this is a good move for Andoy since as a director, he can still explore in doing romantic movies as a Kapamilya rather than a Kapuso. His talent in directing needs to be utilized for the movies that only Star Cinema can really exploit to the best. VIVA Films may have given him opportunities but the movies he directed with the film outfit only reached a certain blockbuster level. With Star Cinema, he can still soar higher and add more to his label.

Andoy did a movie with GMA Films entitled Sossy Problems but he didn't like how they were pressured to a deadline which meant some scenes not done well. It disappointed him. It was a bad decision for GMA Films to disappoint him. They would have gotten a resident director for great films that would redeem the dead film outfit.

As a Kapuso, Andoy directed the first primetime series of Alden Richards back in his younger years. One True Love received great feedback that despite the strength of Walang Hanggan at that time, the soap was still able to leave a good mark to the audience in terms of popularity. The only problem is these good feedback did not translate to impressively high ratings. And it was not Andoy's fault, it was GMA Network's. Somehow, the network has a problem with how they hype up their shows.

After that, he directed another soap opera with the tandem of Alden Richards and Louise De Los Reyes which did not earn a good spot on primetime. Fast forward, GMA Network entrusted to him a series that would then earn him official recognition from award-giving bodies-- Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real. It was a major cast-- Dingdong Dantes, Maricel Soriano and Lovi Poe.

That was his last.

Now that he's back as a Kapamilya director, expect that there will now be more SUBSTANCE from ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. Emphasis on MORE SUBSTANCE. That's his forte-- to make TV viewing more worth the time.