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Friday, December 29, 2017

All of You: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

After a painful break-up with Gino his fiancee in 2012, Gabby (Jennylyn Mercado) is still having thoughts on getting into another relationship. Fast-forward to 2014, while working in Taiwan, a news broke that Gino is already getting married and to ease the pain Gabby tries to use a dating app. Into her surprise, she is matched to a bar owner Gab (Derek Ramsay). Their first date made them feel that they are a perfect match, and the two continues to see each other when they came back in Manila. Soon, they both decided to live together but will their easy love connection continue to blossom as a worry-free relationship or will reality finally bite and test them. 

This is the second team-up from Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado after the successful "English Only Please." The two obviously knew how to compliment each other and look perfect as a couple on screen. I love the way the two threw the lines as you feel the connection, whether they are arguing or being sweet with each other. Derek Ramsay was definitely on the spot with his acting chops. You can feel the frustration in his part, especially when they are bickering with each other. However, not to take away from Derek Ramsay, it is still a questionable win for him for the Best Actor Award. Jennylyn Mercado, on the other hand, was pretty much the same actress we always have admired. She is just on top of her game and delivered an outstanding performance.

As for the story, it was pretty thin but executed neatly. I got mixed feelings while watching it as they started pretty strong and connected well to the audience in under a few minutes of its run-time. However, the film became a bit off when it became repetitive at time,s and the couple became constantly annoying but when it comes to the technical aspects; it was pretty clean and there are no issues from here and there until the end credits. 

Overall, All of You was a good film, but it was cliched and predictable at times. Jennylyn and Derek were both outstanding but couldn't pull off the magic without a witty and rich screenplay. 

Lakawatsera Lovers rates it 5 out of 10 stars

Cast: Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay, Kian Cipriano

Directed by: Dan Villegas
Distributed by: Quantum Films
Now Showing in cinemas

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Ang Larawan: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Ang Larawan, is an onscreen adaptation of Nick Joaquin's "A Portrait of the Artist as a Filipino" which has an ensemble of talented actors and actresses led by a dedicated Joana Ampil who also brought home the Best Actress award from the recent MMFF 2017: Gabi ng Parangal. Director Loy Arcenas came in prepared and delivered a masterful direction to bring life to the classic play. 

You can't simply take away that the film is beautiful by all means and a lot are raving and giving it high praises. It is a rare film that features a refreshing piece to our cinema especially to those who want to experience something new and different from the servings we get each week in our theaters. The cinematography was excellent, and the musical score by Mr. Ryan Cayabyab was just on cue and made you feel that the entire film was live throughout. 

The casts were tremendous from start to finish. In the press conference of the film, they highlighted to the media that there are no small roles in the film. True to that as each cast made their presence felt and had their own time to shine and made their lines memorable to many. Joanna Ampil was just a force to wreck with as she made Candida sink to her viewers. There is no argument needed on why she won that Best Actress Award. Rachel Alejandro was also great playing as Paula. It was exciting to see her again on the big screen delivering those hard and heavy lines. Supporting cast members were just excellent with the likes of Sandino Martin, Paulo Avelino, Nonie Buencamino and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo who were a rich addition to a star-studded and talented affair. 

Although, Ang Larawan will be a tough sell this Holiday Season as not a lot of people are into musical film, especially to the young kids in this generation. It will be hard for them to keep up with the big films in this festival, but surely they already sent out the message that they are the dark horse by winning a lot of awards, including the Best Picture Award. 

Overall, Ang Larawan isn't the type of film that I've enjoyed a lot but the film deserves to be seen and needs to be appreciated in every aspect. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7 out of 10 stars

Cast: Joanna Ampil, Paulo Avelino, Rachel Alejandro

Directed by: Loy Arcenas
Distributed by: Solar Pictures
Now Showing in cinemas

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“PITCH PERFECT 3” Greets ACA-MAZING New Year with a Bang!

The Barden Bellas usher in the New Year 2018 as they return in Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.  The highly anticipated sequel takes a bow in Philippine cinemas on Monday, January 8.
Pitch Perfect 3 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks.
In the film, after the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

For Elizabeth Banks, this chapter represented a full-circle moment. She and her fellow producers had developed the series from its inception, and Banks stepped behind the camera to direct the juggernaut Pitch Perfect 2. As well, she has performed as the a cappella-obsessed Gail, who alongside commentator John, cannot leave the Bellas alone. It was important for the filmmaker to have the series evolve in a new direction. "This movie not only has more singing and more dancing than the previous two features, but it is a full-fledged action-adventure," states Banks. "We were excited about the idea of literally making the Bellas action heroes, especially Fat Amy."
At the helm of Pitch Perfect 3 is director Trish Sie, known for her critically acclaimed choreography in the Grammy Award-nominated OK Go music videos and the explosive Step Up All In. Beyond excited to join the team, Sie reveals: "I've been a big fan of Pitch Perfect movies ever since I saw the first one in theaters. It was one of those movies that filled me with a certain amount of existential rage, because I wished I had been a part of that film...and figured I never would get that chance."
"Trish's background started with OK Go, who has had some of the more spectacular music videos of the last several years," commends Banks. "She comes from a choreography background and brings that energy you need to find in a Pitch Perfect movie. She equally gets our ridiculous sense of humor. So after meeting a number of times, it felt like Trish was the perfect choice. Away we went."
One of the proudest moments of her astonishing career, Banks gives all her love to this chapter. "We're thrilled to have a female director and an all-female cast, and to be promoting interesting and fun stories for women," she provides. "There aren't enough movies that do that. We love the message to young girls about the teamwork involved, about friendship, and what they can aspire to in their own lives. Trish brought an infectious energy to every meeting, as well as a passion and a resume that was right. We felt like we found a great person to be in charge of our film, and she just happens to be a woman. That is icing on the cake."
  Pitch Perfect 3 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Gladers' Last Fight For Survival in “MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE”

The highly kinetic and global hit YA book-to-movie series “Maze Runner” comes in full circle in the final chapter “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” where the Gladers have finally caught up in the reality of their nightmare. Reprising their roles in the concluding saga are Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen and Patricia Clarkson.
Based on the book by James Dashner and directed by Wes Ball, from the first global box-office hit film, the Gladers found themselves in the midst of a giant maze with no memory of who they were before. In the second film “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” they had achieved their goal, only to discover that the outside world contained just as many horrors.   And now, in “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”, as Thomas (O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers adjust to life in the Scorch, they realise that the key to putting an end to this war they find themselves at the heart of lies in the Last City, a walled-off utopia where WCKD has its base, and where the last survivors of the deadly Flare virus keep safe.

Time has passed since the events of The Scorch Trials, during which Teresa betrayed her friends and Minho (Ki-Hong Lee) was captured by the shadowy organisation WCKD. As the “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” opens, the Gladers are orchestrating an elaborate train heist to try and rescue their friend, finally ready to fight rather than flee.

It’s the world of WCKD,” Ball says. “The last city left standing. WCKD has built, essentially, the same maze walls around it, surrounding the city to protect this core group of people that are just trying to survive the Flare virus. They’re looking for safety, a cure, whatever.”

When we pick up with the characters in this, it’s the first time we’re seeing any time pass in these movies,” says Dylan O’Brien. “This is really the first time you’re seeing Thomas experienced and a little more mature. He’s dead set on this goal of redemption, and taking down WCKD once and for all. He’s driven. And they’re all dialled-in.”

It’s about redemption for Teresa too, says Kaya Scodelario, during a pause in shooting. “This is her trying to redeem herself and make sense of her decisions,” she explains. “Not only to Thomas, but to herself.”

The first movie was about leaving the house for the first time as a kid,” says Ball. “The second is like going off to college. You’re on your own but you don’t know who you are yet. And in the third movie, it’s really about coming to a more mature look at good and evil. I think, in this movie, you’re going to see, ‘Wow, maybe we don’t agree with what Teresa did, but you can see why she did it.’”

  Join the Gladers in their last fight as “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” opens January 24 in Philippines cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Scottish actress Karen Gillan (Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) stars as Ruby Roundhouse, the warrior persona of nerdy teenage girl Martha in Columbia Pictures' action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas Monday, January 8.)
In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…
The outspoken but socially awkward Martha, (portrayed by Morgan Turner) knows that high school years can be bumpy – and life will get better in college and beyond – but that doesn’t make her daily existence any easier to bear.

Until now, she’s coped by blending into the background… but as the powerhouse Ruby Roundhouse, the martial arts master and killer of men, Martha finds herself as a skilled badass who commands everyone’s attention.  It’s unfamiliar territory, to say the least, but she has no choice but to step up and fight for survival.
For me, Martha’s learning curve is where the fun is,” says Gillan. “She is an introverted, socially awkward teenage girl who is forced to inhabit the body and eventually the mindset of someone so utterly different.   I’m a little awkward at times, but I’ve been able to play these strong, badass characters, and I usually have to overcome my own weird awkwardness; with Martha/Ruby, I got to embrace that side and really have some fun.”
I had been a fan of Karen’s for a long time,” says director Jake Kasdan.  “And the way she plays Martha — as this very intelligent, but slightly awkward introvert who is discovering her own power before our eyes — is one of my favorite things about the movie. She plays all the levels of the character so well.”
Co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are known for their intense workout regimens, but it was Gillan – whose character is an expert in various martial arts techniques and “dance fighting” – did the most extensive work with the stunt team to learn the extensive fight choreography for her scenes.   The stunt team says that the Brazilian fighting style Capoeira is probably the most comparable to Ruby’s special powers, but the stunt team combined several martial arts techniques to create their own moves – part dancing, part lethal fighting.

  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

“DOWNSIZING” Thinks Big For Its New Poster

Matt Damon is meant for something bigger in the new poster for Paramount Pictures' new quirky comedy Downsizing directed by two-time Oscar-winner Alexander Payne.
Check out the poster below and watch Downsizing in Philippine cinemas January 24.

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.

People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world. With the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha for a new downsized community, taking the irreversible leap that will trigger life-changing adventures when they become small.

Directed by Alexander Payne from a screenplay by Payne and Jim Taylor, Downsizing stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig.

Downsizing is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Dwayne Johnson Smolders as a Video Game Action Hero in “JUMANJI”

An archeologist and international explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone is the consummate action hero: fearless, faster than a speeding bullet, able to climb anything, exceptional skill with weapons – and he does it all with his trademark “smoldering intensity.”

His weaknesses? None. Who does that sound like? None other than Dwayne Johnson, who plays the role, in Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas Monday, January 8.)

But inside Dr. Bravestone is Spencer, a neurotic gamer with a fragile constitution, portrayed by Alex Wolff. Allergic and very nervous, Spencer is everything Dr. Bravestone is not… or so it seems.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

Johnson relished the chance to play against type, a character completely unlike his persona as The Rock or any of the many action hero roles he has brought to life. “Spencer is the most wonderful, insecure, lovable, allergic to everything, fun character I’ve ever played,” says Johnson. “I’ve never had the opportunity to play a teenage boy. He’s not a big physical guy, he’s just little Spencer who morphs into me. I’m channeling this scared, little 16-year-old boy and it was a challenge.”

A challenge, because the whole movie hinges on audiences believing that Johnson is actually an anxious teenager. But Johnson says that even though today he is a confident, grown man, that wasn’t always the case. “Even when I was 16, I looked 46. I was six-foot-four and 245 pounds, and had a thick mustache – but whatever I looked like on the outside, on the inside I was still a teenager, trying to figure out who I was. So, I held onto that spirit of being a teenager – I wanted to make sure that everyone watching this movie was thinking ‘That’s Spencer’ and not ‘That’s the Rock.’”

There’s truly not another actor in the world that would make this idea as much fun as it is with DJ,” says director Jake Kasdan. “And he committed himself to the role, fully. He totally embraced the chance to play with – and against – his persona. He absolutely captured this kid.”

  Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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Experience “INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY” in 360

Experience Insidious: The Last Key in 360, as you visit Elise Ranier’s childhood home in the newly released interactive video from Columbia Pictures.

Explore Elise Ranier’s childhood home starting with the first floor. Then descend to the basement and go through the red door and experience The Further.

Check out the video below and watch Insidious: The Last Key in Philippine cinemas January 17.

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

The film is written by co-creator Leigh Whannell (Saw), who wrote the trilogy and directed Chapter 3; produced by Insidious regulars Jason Blum (The Purge series, Get OutSplit), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and co-creator James Wan (The ConjuringFast & Furious 7); and directed by series newcomer Adam Robitel.

Shaye is joined by the returning Angus Sampson as Tucker and Leigh Whannell as Specs. They welcome to the cast Josh Stewart as Gerald Rainier, Caitlin Gerard as Imogen, Kirk Acevedo as Ted, , Bruce Davison as Christian, Spencer Locke as Melissa, Tessa Ferrer as Audrey, Ava Kolker as Young Elise, Hana Hayes as Elise as a teen, and Marcus Henderson as Detective Whitfield.

Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Bailey Conway Anglewicz and Couper Samuelson serve as the film’s executive producers.

  Insidious: The Last Key is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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Take a Look Inside “PITCH PERFECT 3” in New Featurette

Discover why the Bellas stick together like sisters and the secret to their incredible chemistry with the release of Pitch Perfect 3: A Look Insidefeaturette.

Check out the featurette below and watch Pitch Perfect 3 in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018.

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Pitch Perfect 3 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks.

Pitch Perfect 3 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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Nick Jonas' Original Song in “FERDINAND” Scores Nomination at Golden Globes 2018

Set in Spain, the delightful movie “Ferdinand” tells the remarkable story of a gentle bull, voiced by John Cena, a gentle giant who prefers flowers to fighting and has no desire to face off against matadors in the bullring. It follows Ferdinand as he embarks on a thrilling, dangerous and fun-filled journey to find love, acceptance and a real home. ‘Home’ is also the title of the new song from Jonas, about the place where people (and bulls) can relax and be themselves.
From the award-winning Blue Sky Studios, “Ferdinand” was directed by Carlos Saldanha. Based on the classic 1936 children’s book of the same name, by author Munro Leaf and illustrator Robert Lawson, the film also stars Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon as the voice of Lupe the goat.
We join Ferdinand as he sets off on an adventure looking for somewhere he can call home. He comes across an idyllic farm, befriends the kind farmer and his little girl, Nina, and finds happiness and peace in the flower-filled countryside. But Ferdinand is torn apart from his adoptive family after he’s mistaken for a vicious beast and he ends up in a bull training camp, the last place he wants to be! Developing a friendship with a quirky and hilarious ‘calming’ goat called Lupe (Kate McKinnon) Ferdinand has one goal—to get back home to Nina’s farm.

It is a theme that resonates strongly with Nick Jonas who wrote and performed the song ‘Home’ for the film. He collaborated with acclaimed musician Justin Tranter and songwriter/producer, Nick Monson. According to Carlos Saldanha, ‘Home’ captures the spirit of Ferdinand. “I wanted a song to reflect the lightness and the power of the film, and I wanted it to feel emotional and fun, just like the movie. Nick wrote brand new lyrics and a brand new melody for us and it was perfect. ‘Home’ plays in the film at a very empowering moment for Ferdinand, when he finds a place where he’s accepted. The song is wonderful and reflects the idea that home is a place where your heart is and where you can be your true self.”
Jonas shares that, “I’ve used the word ‘home’ in songs before but this was the first time that I really sat and thought about what it meant to me, what I was saying with that word and the significance of that message. For me, it’s all about my family. Any time I think about the moments of my life that are really hectic and insane, I think about home. If I look back at the 12 or 13 years of my career so far, it is family that has been the constant in my life. So I wrote this song about my family and the importance of that grounding factor in life. That is what home is all about.”

I think the beauty of Ferdinand as a whole, is that it is highly relatable, no matter what your journey in life is all about, or what your circumstances are. It is about acceptance and it definitely relates to me. I went to regular school in my early life, when I was seven, eight and nine years old. At the same time, I was also doing Broadway shows in New York City. So during my school hours, I was spending time with other kids who didn’t share the same interests as me. But when I was working, I’d be around adults who loved musical theatre and telling stories and singing and dancing. That was where I felt more accepted than when I was around kids my own age,” concludes Jonas.

  Ferdinand” opens January 8 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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There’s only One Mall in Valenzuela for you and your loved ones this holiday season  

Are you looking for a new place to enjoy with your loved ones this Yuletide season? Head straight to One Mall Valenzuela, a newly opened commercial center in Valenzuela City where you can enjoy the overall experience of recreational shopping. 
A contemporary urban park with a stacked terrace structure and open plazas, One Mall Valenzuela is your one-stop spot to shop, dine, and unwind, thanks to its retail mix of establishments that include Savemore, Robinson’s Handyman, Robinson’s Appliances, Daiso, Jollibee, Chowking, E-Home, Security Bank, Penshoppe, Paris Salon & Spa, Giligan’s, Kremistry, Tom’s World and The Sky Theater, the first and only premiere theater in Barangay Gen. T. De Leon in Valenzuela City.

Starting on Christmas Day, the Sky Theater will feature an all-Filipino movie streak in support of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).  From December 25 to 31, One Mall Valenzuela will house three MMFF entries – “Haunted Forest,” “All of You” and “Grandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad.”  And what better way to enjoy watching these great movies than in cinemas that offer not just great quality screening but also luxurious comfort.

One Mall’s Sky Theater features three cinemas, each equipped with Dolby-digital surround system, which produce less noise and crispier background music and sound effects. Compared to bigger cinemas, Sky Theater cinemas offer a relatively more intimate and personal viewing experience with its 118-seating capacity.
While waiting for your booked screenings, hang out with your loved ones at the roof-deck garden, where the little ones can run around and play safely, and grown-ups can enjoy discussions about the Filipino films they are about to see.

The Sky Theater opened its doors to the public barely a month ago on Nov. 16, 2017. Be among the first to enjoy the quality, comfort, and luxury it offers and book your screenings now. 

One Mall Valenzuela aims to bring closer to the community of Valenzuela the overall experience in recreational shopping, inspired by its mission to provide value-added shopping experience and be responsive to the changing needs of its customers and the community.

Check One Mall Valenzuela on Facebook: onemallval / one mall Valenzuela skytheater.  For inquiries,  One Mall Valenzuela numbers are listed for assistance: 0917-5171646 / 0917651-7404 / 0918-9039151 / 0918-9039154.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Meant To Beh: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Ron and Andrea (Vic Sotto and Dawn Zulueta) are Mr. and Mrs. Balatbat. They are married with three wonderful kids Christian, Alex, and Riley (Jc Santos, Gabbi Garcia, Baby Baste) but the problem is they can't seem to find the love in their relationship. They are staying in one house for the sake of their kids. Soon, they realize that they need to find a way to be happy again and with the arrival of Agatha (Andrea Torres) and Benjo (Daniel Matsunaga) in their lives; this might be the opening of fresh new beginning or a second chance to work everything out. 

Last year's MMFF lineup is an incredible change of scenery for everyone else and when the news broke out that they had to bring back the big films many people already took out their hatred for some of the entries. Meant to Beh is one of those films that was quickly to be judged even the film hasn't come out yet and grace into the big screen. 

Well, I can't blame everyone but after watching the film last night in its Premiere Night; Meant to Beh turns out to be a decent entry for the whole family to enjoy. It doesn't have any product placements that ruins the entire picture and has a good story core even its a bit predictable at times. The family themed material really worked well, blended with typical slapstick comedy that works throughout and gave the audience a lot of laughs. The only shallow part is the subplot that involves the Ruru-Gabbi and JC-Sue love teams. Other than that, the film run smoothly kept us entertained from start to finish. 

The casts were simply superb. Vic Sotto proves that he still has it when it comes to comedy and even his few wacky facial expressions could do the trick. Dawn Zulueta was pretty remarkable in her role. She is simply stunning and showed that she can still do comedy effortlessly. JC Santos and Gabbi Garcia were both great, but they were out shined by Baby Baste, who took the spotlight with his cuteness and charm. In his young age, he shows that he can already answer to the comedy challenge given to him. On the other hand, Andrea Torres is a revelation, and Daniel Matsunaga was merely an eye-candy to the girls who cheered for him the whole night. There are also a few cameo roles from Maine Medoza, Alden Richards and your favorite lola's Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros and Wally Bayola.

Overall, Meant To Beh is a good film to watch with your family this Christmas Day. Vic Sotto finally got lose from the Enteng series and came up with a decent family-friendly picture that is worth of your hard-earned money. The best thing is that there are no product placements to ruin your mood and a Baby Baste that will keep you smiling throughout. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars  

Cast: Vic Sotto, Dawn Zulueta, Daniel Matsunaga, Andrea Torres, JC Santos 

Directed by: Chris Martinez
Distributed by: Octo Arts Films  
Opens December 25, 2017
MMFF 2017 Official Entry

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Amaia Land opens Amaia Scapes Cabuyao—its newest project in Laguna

Steadfastly committed to provide affordable but high-quality homes to Filipino families, top-of-mind real estate provider Amaia Land Corp., the economic housing arm of Ayala Land, opens Amaia Scapes Cabuyao—its third and newest project in the province of Laguna.

Located on the provincial road at Barrio Marinig in Sala, Amaia Scapes Cabuyao is a fully developed community in a sprawling 6.6-hectare land in the first-class municipality of Cabuyao, a key location in the province where lush vegetation promotes a green and peaceful lifestyle.

  Amaia Land continues to offer quality and affordable homes to Laguna residents as it opens its third and newest project in the province with Amaia Scapes Cabuyao.

Amaia Scapes Cabuyao offers a variety of house designs that suit the preferences and needs of individual families, such as bungalow pods that range in size from 34 to 75 square meters with a total of 123 saleable units and twin pods that range in size from 28 to 65 square meters with a total of 128 saleable units.

All units are compact but space-efficient and highly functional, and are fully compliant with the building code. The homes feature an energy-efficient architectural design that allows cross ventilation and lets natural light in.

  Amaia Scapes Cabuyao is a flourishing community that offers a clean and serene environment to its future homeowners.

Amaia Scapes Cabuyao is a flourishing community that comes complete with amenities like a village pavilion, swimming pool, basketball court, and playground. Homeowners may soon also look forward to having its own retail area.

Conveniently located, Amaia Scapes Cabuyao may easily be accessed from Cabuyao proper, Sta. Rosa, and Calamba City—and is just 25 minutes away from the South Luzon Expressway.

The community is also near key neighboring establishments like the Cabuyao Public Market, Cabuyao Hospital, Sta. Rosa Commercial Complex, Sta. Rosa Waltermart, Enchanted Kingdom, Malayan College, Dominican College, and Pamantasan ng Cabuyao.

Amaia Scapes Cabuyao assures its future homeowners of a sturdy abode in a safe and thriving community.

Investing in Amaia Scapes Cabuyao makes sure that your hard-earned money and savings are put to good use, as it assures your family of a sturdy abode in a safe and secure community,” said Valerie Valecina of Amaia Land.

The area offers a clean and serene environment that goes with our promise of quality and affordable living in a fully developed community which is Amaia Scapes Cabuyao,” Valecina added.

Future homeowners can choose from Amaia Land’s easy and flexible payment terms such as cash, deferred payment, and bank financing. All Amaia Land properties are managed by Ayala Property Management Corporation. For inquiries about Amaia Scapes Cabuyao, visit or like

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