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Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy/Action
Cast: Bong Revilla Jr., Vic Sotto, Judy Ann Santos, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo
Produced by: OctoArts Films, M-Zet, Imus Productions, Apt Entertainment and GMA Films
Directed by: Tony Reyes

This movie is a fantasy action flick, a continuation of the alliance of Enteng (Vic Sotto) and Agimat (Bong Revilla) from the movie Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote. In this movie, they are joined by Judy Ann Santos. She plays a fairy, seeking the help of the two heroes to save the Kingdom of Diwatra against evil.

A movie that is fit for the family. It focuses on family values, respect and protection for the earth. Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako is a movie that entertains with all its visual effects, production design and cinematography.


Genre: Comedy
Cast: Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Vice Ganda, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Xyriel Manabat, Tirso Cruz III
Produced by: Star Cinema and
Viva Films
Directed by: Wenn Deramas

A comedy film about sisters Bernice and Detty (Vice Ganda and Ai Ai Delas Alas) who were separated and estranged by family conflicts. They are now back together when Bernice is forced to work with Detty, who he hires as an assistant. Kris Aquino also stars in this movie as Roselle, the direct competitor of Vice Ganda in the fashion company where they work. Both striving to be the ‘lord of the apparels’, they fight over Detty, hoping to get an edge over the other.

This is a movie that’s meant to make you ache with laughter.

Sosy Problems

Genre: Comedy
Cast: Bianca King, Heart Evangelista, Solenn Heusaff, Rhian Ramos, Ruffa Gutierrez, Aljur Abrenica, Mikael Daez
Produced by: GMA Films
Directed by: Andoy Ranay

A comedy film about a group of elite girls, living in an extravagant and superficial world. The group is comprised of ‘IT girls’, namely Lizzie (Rhian Ramos), Danielle (Bianca King), Margaux (Solenn Heussaff), Claudia (Heart Evangelista). The movie shows the struggles of these girls as they try to save their hangout place (The Polo Club), as it is to be replaced by a mall that is lower than their standards.

El Presidente

Genre: Action/Historical Drama
Starring: Jeorge “E.R.”Estregan, Nora Aunor, Cristine Reyes
Produced by: Scenema Concept International
Directed by: Mark Meily

This movie is a biopic about the first President of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo. Emilio Aguinaldo is being played by Jeorge E.R. Estregan. The movie is a historical trip, recounting the early life of Emilio Aguinaldo, to the story of the revolution led by Andres Bonifacio up to the first election that led to his presidency.

This movie’s production design and visual effects is truly a feast for the eyes.

The Strangers

Genre: Horror
Starring: Enrique Gil, Enchong Dee and Julia Montes
Produced by: Quantum Films
Directed by: Lawrence Fajardo

The Strangers is a horror movie about a family who gets lost in the province and gets haunted by the beings of the place, mostly aswangs. It tells the provincial tale of a famous aswang, named Dolfo, who was taking revenge for the death of his wife.

Prepare to be surprised, as this a movie will have an unexpected twist in the end.

Thy Womb

Genre: Drama
Starring: Nora Aunor, Lovi Poe and BembolRoco
Produced by: Centerstage Productions and Solar Entertainment
Directed by: Brillante Mendoza

This movie is a dramatic film about a provincial midwife (Nora Aunor) who is ironically going through issues of her infertility. She and her husband (Bembol Roco), explore all options to complete their family. This creates the twist in the movie. The movie goes on to show the passion and it’s conflict with traditions. The movie is set in Tawi-Tawi in Mindanao, and this location provides a very scenic entertainment for the movie.

Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Invasion

Genre: Horror
Cast: Vhong Navarro, Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe and Eula Caballero
Produced by: Regal Entertainment
Directed by: Chito Roño
In the 14th installment of this movie franchise, the three episodes are titled: Pamana, Lost Command and Unwanted.

Pamana’s story line is about an inherited collection of comics. The horrors brought about by the comic books is the focal point of this movie.

Lost Command is a story about a platoon leader, Martin Barrientos, (Dennis Trillo) left to be the last man standing in his platoon. His former men were massacred by unexplainable beings. Martin (Dennis Trillo) is forced to battle his former platoon when they are turned into zombie-like beings.

Unwanted is a story about a young couple, Hank (Vhong Navarro) and Kate (Lovi Poe), trapped in a mall, with scary creatures running around after an explosion occurs. The movie shows the terror of being trapped in the mall and of dealing with the unknown.

One More Try

Genre: Romance-Drama
Cast: Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban and Dingdong Dantes
Produced by: Star Cinema
Directed by: Ruel S. Bayani

One More Try is a story about a single mother, Grace (Angel Locsin) who is forced to seek the help of her former lover and the biological father of her son, Edward (Dingdong Dantes), when their son gets sick. Both Grace and Edward have their own respective partners. Tristan (Zanjoe Marudo) is the supportive boyfriend of Grace who has accepted Grace and Edward’s son like his own. Jacqueline (Angelica Panganiban) is the successful girlfriend of Edward. The movie depicts the struggle of self-sacrificing, to save the life of the kid.

If you will be in the country in early January, you will still have a chance to catch these movies. All movies are showing nationwide from December 25 to January 8. Watch all films and be delighted, it will be a fun experience for the whole family to watch different genres.

Happy New Year!


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