Same faces in different movies make it to MMFF 2013 magic 8

There would be no  ‘Enteng’ or ‘Agimat’ or Shake Rattle and Roll sequel in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, but it will still be the same faces who will be competing for the most coveted (and profitable) playdate of the year.

MMFF chief and MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino arrived two and a half hours late at yesterday’s press conference after being held up by President Benigno Aquino 3rd regarding the horrible traffic situation brought about by the numerous floods in the city.

Making several references to the flood situation and the festival, Tolentino said, “Tulad po ng Habagat, ang MMFF ay hindi natin maiiwasan.”

He then commended the industry for yet another batch of quality entries– initially 15 in total —  from which the eight scripts were chosen by the MMFF Executive Committee, but expressed a bit of disappointment as the Animation category will not be making its debut this year. “Hindi natin  narating ang animation category but I’m sure we will in the years to come,” he said. “Mahirap palang gawin yon — hindi kaya ng overnight, tulad ng solusyon sa flood control.”

Bossing versus Ser Chief?

After being dethroned in the box office last year by Sisterakas, Bossing Vic Sotto decided to ditch the Enteng franchise for a year and collaborate with the President’s sister Kris Aquino in the movie “Torky and my Little Bossing,” will this be the next big MMFF franchise?

The movie reunites Kris Aquino and Vic Sotto after years of trying to outdo each other in the MMFF box-office. 
But the real surprise here is that she will only be playing a supporting role to give way to her son Bimby.
“Si Bimb ang bida, hindi ako ang bida. Nandoon ako pero hindi ako ang [bida],” the actress said in an interview with
“Torky is Victor, so it’s Vic Sotto, so ‘little bossing’ is Bimb, so kilig-kilig ang nanay,” she said.
The 6-year-old James Yap, Jr. will have his own partner in 8-year-old TV sensation Ryzza Mae Dizon who is a nominee for the OMG! Awards 2013 Child Star of the Year.
Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria star in the movie version of the hit series
Bossing and Kris’ “loveteam” however will be going up against the time tested pairing of “Ser Chief” and “Maya” in the movie version of the hit daytime series “Please be Careful with my Heart.”

(Nasa kanila na kaya ang lahat?–pati box-office?)
Another loveteam who will test their box office appeal is Kathniel–Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo who stars in Pagpag, 

Another interesting pairing will be Vice Ganda and Maricel Soriano in Boy Girl Bakla Tomboy, which hopefully be a decent return for the Diamond Star.
In place of a Panday or Agimat sequel, Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. starts anew with My Super Kap, (whether it would be inspired by The Man Of Steel or Iron Man or some other recent superhero movie remains to be seen (or God forbid maybe even the Dark Knight?)

After dominating the MMFF awards for two years, Gov. ER Ejercito will be missing this years MMFF and instead of a Filipino Hero we get the life story of a saint in  San Pedro Calungsod starring JM De Guzman.

Action fans, however, would probably be happier with Robin Padilla taking over the genre  in 10,000 hours.

Finally, Eugene Domingo and Piolo Pascual star in the Prequel of Kimmy Dora, which based on the two earlier films could be the darkhorse in the MMFF.

Here are the Finalists:

10,000 Hours — Philippine Film Studio, starring  Robin Padilla, directed by Joyce Bernal
San Pedro Calungsod, Batang Martir — Hubo Productions, Inc., starring JM De Guzman, directed by Francis Villacorta;
Boy Girl Bakla Tomboy — Viva Films and Star Cinema, starring Vice Ganda, directed by Wenn Deramas
Be Careful with My Heart — ABS CBN Productions, Inc. starring Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria, directed by Jeffrey Jeturian
Pagpag — ABS-CBN Productions, Inc., Skylight Films and Regal Entertainment, starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, directed by Frasco Mortiz
Kimmy Dora Prequel — Spring Films, Inc., starring  Piolo pascual and Eugene Domingo, directed by chris martinez
My Super Kap — Imus Productions, Inc., starring Bong Revilla, Ogie Alcasid and Toni Gonzaga, directed by dondon santos
Torky and my Little Bossing -a OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment, Inc., Kris Aquino Productions, Inc., starring Vic Sotto and Kris Aquino, directed by Joyce Bernal


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