Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kapamilya Star Devon Seron Gets Biggest Break As The Possessed Taong Grasa Who Will Terrorize Her Co-Stars In The Horror Flick 'Pwera Usog'

WE WERE THERE when Mother Lily Monteverde and daughter Roselle signed up Devon Seron to a movie contract with Regal a couple of months ago and she couldn’t help but cry for the opportunity they gave her. Now, her first movie, “Pwera Usog”, is in the can and about to be shown on March 8.

“Our family is from Cebu at mahirap lang po kami roon,” she says. “When I joined PBB and became 4th placer, nagkaroon ako ng mga trabaho sa ABS-CBN kaya pinaluwas ko na ang family ko rito sa Manila. That was in 2010. Kasabay po ako ni James Reid, na siyang big winner sa batch namin, and for a while, kami ang pinagpapareha. Pero ngayon, ang layo na ng narating niya. Ako naman, kung minsan, may show, kung minsan, wala. E, breadwinner po ako kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa Regal dahil pinagkatiwalaan nila ako at binigyan nila ng trabaho. Nagdarasal po talaga akong sana kumita nang husto itong ‘Pwera Usog’ para mas mabigyan pa nila ako ng maraming assignments.”

In “Pwera Usog”, she plays the pivotal role of Luna, a taong graza on whom the barkada of Sofia Andres and company play a deadly prank, leading to some terrifying complications when Devon get possessed by the evil enchantress, Catalina, played by Eula Valdes. “Ako po yung mananakot dito sa kanilang lahat. Bale si Kiko Estrada po ang kapareha ko rito kasi sa kanilang lahat, siya lang ang tumutulong sa akin. Kung enjoy po kayong manood ng horror movies, tiyak na masisiyahan kayo rito, opening on March 8.”

MUST SEE: New Photos Of Aga and Charlene's Twins Reveal How Attractiveness Runs In Their Family

When two very attractive celebrities decide to get married, it's natural for fans to expect them to produce kids who are just as good-looking. 

Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales tied the knot on May 28, 2001. The popular actor and former beauty queen welcomed twins, Andres and Atasha soon after they got married. 

MUST SEE: New Photos Of Aga and Charlene's Twins Reveal How Attractiveness Runs In Their Family

Charlene and Aga may not be making regular appearances on television lately. But it looks like their kids are set to steal the spotlight from them soon enough. 

But wait, they have probably already succeeded, thanks to social media. 

According to an article by pep.ph, Aga said that he does not like the idea of his kids getting into showbiz in the near future. 

"Tulad ng sinasabi ko and just to make it clear and sana tama na, hindi talaga mag-aartista ang mga anak ko," said the actor. 

He also added the following: 

"Mag-aartista sila pagkatapos ng eskuwela nila at kung gusto nila, tutulungan ko pa sila."

The twins may not be allowed to appear on television or film just yet, but fans are still allowed to admire them through social media. 

And based on the photos of Andres and Atasha on Instagram, it looks like Pinoy Showbiz has got a lot to look forward to in the coming years if they ever decide to follow the path their parents took. 

Check out this photo of Andres Muhlach with his dad from Charlene's Instagram account:

MUST SEE: New Photos Of Aga and Charlene's Twins Reveal How Attractiveness Runs In Their Family

It looks like Andres is starting to build a reputation as a heartthrob based on the photo. 

And check out this photo of Atasha from her father's Instagram account: 

MUST SEE: New Photos Of Aga and Charlene's Twins Reveal How Attractiveness Runs In Their Family

It's pretty obvious that Atasha is starting to look more and more like her mother as time passes. 
Source: TNP , PEP

You Should Watch Awra And Andrea Brillantes' Intense Dance Showdown! Find Out Who Rocked The 'Rockabye' Better!

Kapamilya child stars McNeal "Awra" Briguela and Andrea Brillantes are both dancing princesses in their own right. So what happens when the two share the same dancefloor, moving to the same beat? It's spectacular!

You Should Watch Awra And Andrea Brillantes' Intense Dance Showdown! Find Out Who Rocked The 'Rockabye' Better!

A video clip that has gone viral shows Awra and Andrea busting the moves to the tune of 'Rockabye' by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Annie Marie. 

Judging by how fast the footage spread online, it's undeniable that people can't get enough of their moves!

The two have very different styles when it comes to dancing: Andrea's movements are fluid and technical while Awra's approach is explosive and passionate.

Watch their dance showdown here:

Andrea's first TV stint was in ABS-CBN's, 'Goin' Bulilit' in 2010. She then starred in several Kapamilya drama series like Alyna, E-boy, Annaliza, Hawak Kamay, and the remake version of Pangako Sa 'Yo.

But more than an actress, Andrea, who will turn 14 this March 12, was better known for her prowess on the dancefloor after clips of her dancing went viral online.

Awra, also turning 14 this March, was handpicked by Coco Martin to star in the hit police action series, 'Ang Probinsyano'. 

Millions of Filipinos watched his life story when he was featured in Maalaala Mo Kaya last year. 

The child actor, who already knew he was gay at the age of 3, also made quite a buzz when he joined 'Your Face Sounds Familiar' and sang 'Wrecking Ball' disguised as Dionisia Pacquiao.

So whose dance moves do you like better? Take your pick and tell us in the comments!
Source: TNPfacebook

Julia Montes Hospitalized! Is She In a Bad Condition? Find Out Here!

Kapamilya actress Julia Montes had fans worrying for her present health state after her latest update on Instagram.

On February 27, Monday, the actress posted a photo of her arm with a hospital wristband for her Instagram story, indicating that she might be sick as of the moment.

Mara Hautea Schnittka, the real name of the actress, was written on the wristband along with her other personal information such as age and birthday.

Julia Montes Hospitalized! Is She In a Bad Condition? Find Out Here!

However, Julia did not disclose further information regarding her current condition. Even her Twitter account left no clues regarding her condition or status. 

On February 28, Julia posted a photo on her Instagram feed that had fans worrying further. The photo had a cryptic mesage which says, "I am currently under construction. Thank you for your patience." Unfortunately, Julia still decided not to divulge any details.

Julia Montes Hospitalized! Is She In a Bad Condition? Find Out Here!

Julia's fans all wished the actress well hoping she'd get better whatever her medical condition is. The comments section of the actress' Instagram account was flooded with "get-well-soon messages."

What can you say about Julia's message? Tell us in the comments section!
Source: TNP, Chisms

'My Dear Heart' Vs 'Destined to Be Yours': Who Won the Viewers Nation-wide? Find Out Here!

On February 27, Monday night, the first teleserye of the phenomenal loveteam AlDub aired its pilot episode. Given their overwhelming success on the noontime show Eat Bulaga, the GMA network certainly has high expectations for the loveteam.

However, although the loveteam's primetime debut became a trending topic online, datas show that the TV ratings of 'Destined To Be Yours' was not enough to beat its timeslot rival 'My Dear Heart'.

Market Research Firms AGB Nielsen and Kantar Media released datas showing the TV ratings of both shows on Monday night. Although AGB Nielsen showed a 2.9% advantage for 'Destined to be Yours' against 'My Dear Heart', Kantar Media's own ratings show a significant discrepancy, claiming that 'My Dear Heart' with an 8.9% wider margin.

Check out the following data and see for yourself: 

AGB Nielsen (NUTAM)

24 Oras 23.9% vs TV Patrol 20.6%
Encantadia 25.3% vs FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano 26.4%
Destined Be Yours 22.5% vs My Dear Heart 19.6%
Meant To Be 15.9% vs A Love To Last 13.2%
Pretty Woman 11.1% vs Pinoy Big Brother 8.8%

Kantar Media – TNS Nationwide

TV Patrol (33.1%) vs. 24 Oras (22.7%) vs. Aksyon (2.1%) / The Flash (2.6%)
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (42.8%) vs. Encantadia (25.8%) vs. Arrow (2.1%)
My Dear Heart (29.1%) vs. Destined To Be Yours (20.2%) vs. Arrow (2.9%)
A Love To Last (16.5%) vs. Meant To Be (13.5%)
Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 Dream Team (10.2%) vs. Pretty Woman (8.9%) vs. Aksyon Tonite (1.4%) / Reaksyon (0.7%) / History With Lourd (0.6%)

'Destined To Be Yours' follows the story of architect Benjie, played by Alden Richards, and radio jock and environmental activist Sinag, played by Maine Mendoza. The romantic-comedy television series is directed by Irene Villamor.

On the other hand, 'My Dear Heart' carries a more serious theme. The fantasy-drama television series directed by Jerome Pobocan and Jojo Saguin follows the story of the successful but cruel and egoistic heart surgeon Dr. Margaret Divinagracia, played by Coney Reyes, her lost granddaughter Heart de Jesus (Nayomi Ramos), and her foster parents Jude (Zanjoe Marudo) and Clara (Bela Padilla).
Source: TNP, Lionheartv


Universal Pictures' Get Out, a new horror-thriller about race relations, rode critical raves to a smashing box office debut at No.1 for the Feb. 24 – 27 weekend, according to Variety.

The low-budget film was the weekend’s top-grossing domestic release, earning $30.5 million, and propelling its director and writer Jordan Peele atop Hollywood’s A-list. The film, which centers on a black man who discovers that his girlfriend’s liberal, lily-white hometown is guarding a sinister secret.

Get Out also extends Blumhouse Productions’ hot hand. The film company scored earlier this year with Split, a thriller about a man with a personality disorder that racked up $130.8 million stateside on a $9 million budget. Universal distributed, marketed, and partnered on both movies.

“It’s entertaining, it’s thought-provoking, and it’s subversive,” said Nick Carpou, Universal’s domestic distribution chief. “I have seen [‘Get Out’] play with audiences. They enjoy themselves and they’re telling their friends.”

Box office sages argue that Blumhouse is becoming synonymous with the horror genre in a way that is resonating with consumers. Its lineup of hits includes Sinister, Insidious, and Paranormal Activity. They also praise the company’s fiscal conservatism (most of its movies carry budgets that are less than $10 million), and its emphasis on storytelling.

“The best special effect is a great script,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore. “It proves a great movie and a well executed story doesn’t have to cost a ton of money.”

In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Peele.

The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).

Opening across the Philippines on March 15, Get Out is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, Avengers: Age of Ultron), plays Lt. Colonel Preston Packard, the human alpha among the human characters in Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' Kong: Skull Island which reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure.

In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific – as beautiful as it is treacherous – unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

The battle-hardened leader of the Sky Devils helicopter squadron, which is set to be decommissioned in the dark final days of the Vietnam War, Packard is struggling to turn his back on a war he cannot win. When his team is offered an assignment to lead the airborne survey of Skull Island, he seizes the opportunity for one last mission before rotating home with men who have become closer to him than family.

Jackson relates, “Packard is glad that all his men are going home safe, but seizes the opportunity for them to have one last flight together before it’s time to go. People are saying we lost the war and he’s saying we just abandoned it. He wants his soldiers to feel like winners, and sees this as an opportunity for them to be heroes and come home with some kind of victory.”

When the expedition reaches Skull Island, however, Packard can only watch in horror. “Kong knocks all these helicopters out of the sky, killing most of his men,” says Jackson. “Having left no man behind in Vietnam, and being the warrior that he is, he is not giving up on that fight easily. Having skin in the game and now blood on his hands for not getting his men home, his natural enemy becomes Kong.”

“We want to see Kong in an environment that is as big and spectacular as he is,” says the acting legend. “We know he lives in the jungle, but what else is in that jungle? What’s out there that allows him to exist? Are there others or is he an anomaly? And we find out that he was once part of a community that got wiped out by something else that’s on that island. Now he’s the guardian that keeps those things in check.”

Both Packard and Kong—each in his own way—is a protector: Kong of his home and Packard of his men, until Packard loses sight of what he’s protecting. “At this point, he has become almost an island unto himself,” Jackson observes. “Everyone is starting to understand that by exacting a measure of vengeance for the people he lost, even knowing that it risks the others not getting home, Packard is not being the level-headed commanding officer his soldiers have come to depend on all those years. In a rational world, and if he wasn’t so emotionally tied to the losses he suffered, he would understand the biological equation at play here. He still demands his pound of flesh.”

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, Kong: Skull Island. The film will be released in the Philippines in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX beginning Thursday, March 9, 2017, from Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Albie Casiño Finally Opens Up About His Ex-Girlfriend, Andi Eigenmann: 'I lost a lot of work, di ba?'

After the confirmation regarding Jake Ejercito being the real father of Andi Eigenmann's daughter, Ellie, Albie Casiño has finally opened up about his ex-girlfriend, Andi.

Rumors circulated that Albie was Ellie's father when news of Andi's pregnancy broke out. The young actor vehemently denied the rumors, but many fans sympathized with Andi, leaving him and his career tainted.

When the truth finally came out, it was revealed that Andi cheated on Albie with Jake, who fathered Ellie.

During the press con for Regal Entertainment's 'Pwera Usog', Albie shared that he never talked to Andi regarding the issue even after the revelation of Ellie's father was made public.

“Kahit naman anong gawin niya hindi na niya mababalik yung nangyari, eh. So, parang walang point, there’s no point (na mag-usap pa),” Albie said.

He shared that they once met inside a bank, but were able to act civil towards each other.

“Being civil is different from being okay. I’m just a civil person... I have totally moved on from that,” he said, adding that he isn't holding on to any grudges against Andi.

“Matagal na akong walang galit. Kasi anong gagawin ko, magagalit lang ako? Hindi naman siya magiging okey kung galit ako, di ba? Ako lang din yung masisira pag galit na galit ako,” he added.

When asked about the impact of the previous rumors on his career, he said: “Of course, parang na-derailed siya ng konti, di ba. Nag-hiatus ako for awhile, for a long time. I lost a lot of work, di ba? Maraming naka-line-up sa akin noon, eh, tapos natanggal lahat, naudlot lahat.”

When asked about his reactions if ever he crossed paths with Jake Ejercito, Albie said: “Wala. Deadma! I don’t have anything to do with him. Anong point, anong sasabihin ko sa kanya, wala naman akong sasabihin sa kanya.”

He also noted that he is currently very happy with his non-showbiz girlfriend, saying, “I’m very happy right now. Just how I liked it non-showbiz, di ba? Nu’ng nakilala ko nga siya hindi niya alam na artista ako, eh. So yon yung mga gusto ko.”

 “Siguro, natakot din dahil sa nangyari before. Pero parang even before that, hindi rin naman ako yung nagpo-post sa Instagram masyado. Hindi ako nagpapa-follow sa Facebook… alam mo yung ganu’n. Hindi ako magaling sa social media, eh, na tulad ng ibang artista,” he added.

Albie Casiño Finally Opens Up About His Ex-Girlfriend, Andi Eigenmann: 'I lost a lot of work, di ba?'

What do you think of Albie's attitude about all this? Let us know in the comments section!
Source: PEP, TNP

Truth Revealed: Gretchen Ho Speaks up About Rumors Regarding Robi Domingo and Sandara Park!

Amid rumors flying around suggesting a blooming romance between host Robi Domingo and K-Pop star Sandara Park, Gretchen Ho breaks her silence as she speaks up on Twitter.

The volleyball star-turned-television host asked fans and followers for some time before she clarifies issues. 

Although the message was a bit cryptic since no names were mentioned and Gretchen did not specify exactly what the issue was, netizens were quick to speculate. It also did not help that her tweet was posted after Robi and Sandara were linked together.

"Please don't believe everything you read or hear. Will clarify soon enough. Just give us time. Thanks," Gretchen wrote.

Truth Revealed: Gretchen Ho Speaks up About Rumors Regarding Robi Domingo and Sandara Park!

The rumors about Robi eyeing the K-Pop star sparked after they were spotted together during Sandara's visit to the country as well as Robi's visit to Korea.

Truth Revealed: Gretchen Ho Speaks up About Rumors Regarding Robi Domingo and Sandara Park!

Truth Revealed: Gretchen Ho Speaks up About Rumors Regarding Robi Domingo and Sandara Park!

Truth Revealed: Gretchen Ho Speaks up About Rumors Regarding Robi Domingo and Sandara Park!

However, Sandara also denied rumors about her and Robi possibly dating. During Vice Ganda's Valentine Day concert, Sandara told reporters during an interview backstage that she and Robi are merely good friends.



MUST SEE: Erich Gonzales Visits the Set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and F.R.I.E.N.D.S.!

2017 did not start out well for Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales. She had to go through a seemingly bad breakup with her now ex-boyfriend, Brazilian-Japanese model/actor Daniel Matsunaga

Theirs was probably the biggest celebrity breakup so far in Pinoy showbiz for the first quarter of 2017. 

Fans couldn't stop speculating about the reason behind the breakup. For the first few weeks, the whole thing went through so many developments and rumors, from an alleged third party to money issues. 

It came as no surprise that Erich got a bit overwhelmed about the whole thing. She was eventually able to sort her issues out with her ex a few weeks ago. 

It looks like the actress needed a break from her showbiz life for a while. 

Recently, Erich flew to the United States for a vacation. Her fans believe that the vacation came at the perfect time. People are saying that Erich needs a little time away to get the negative vibes from her recent breakup out of her system. 

It looks like she's enjoying her vacation in the US so far. Based on her Instagram posts, Erich looks like she's having the time of her life there. 

She even got to visit the set of the popular sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S.!

MUST SEE: Erich Gonzales Visits the Set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and F.R.I.E.N.D.S.!

But it looks like the highlight of her trip was when she visited the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

MUST SEE: Erich Gonzales Visits the Set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show and F.R.I.E.N.D.S.!

Read it and weep: She got to watch the show live!



Take a Glimpse of Heart Evangelista's Artistic Side as She Shows Off Her New Home's Interior!

Actress Heart Evangelista has always been attuned to her artistic side. Whether it's her everyday fashion or her new home's interior details, Heart lets this side of her shine.

Four days ago, Heart gave her fans and followers on Instagram a sneak peek of the details of her new home. The actress posted two photos showing off the elegant and modern feel of her new home.

In her first post, Heart showcased her storage room for her collection of kitchenware. The room has a built-in floor-to-ceiling cupboard covered in white paint that made it look clean and pristine.

"Excited to host dinners and chika nights," wrote Heart.

Take a Glimpse of Heart Evangelista's Artistic Side as She Shows Off Her New Home's Interior!

She also posted a photo of her high ceilings and her staircase adorned with huge beautiful art pieces on one side of the wall. Another side of the wall was covered with an extraordinary wallpaper matching the stairs' beautiful branch-like handrails. The stair's carpet showed off Heart's girly side with its bright pink color.

Take a Glimpse of Heart Evangelista's Artistic Side as She Shows Off Her New Home's Interior!

Weeks ago, the actress announced the near completion of her new home. Now, with her recent posts on Instagram, netizens assume that the house is finished and the actress is putting her personal touches on its interior.

Additionally, Heart also shared a recent art piece she was supposed to work on with her husband, Senator Chiz Escudero. However, Heart admitted she took over due to Chiz's busy schedule.

Take a Glimpse of Heart Evangelista's Artistic Side as She Shows Off Her New Home's Interior!

Aside from painting on canvasses and bags, Heart has also recently started painting on a chair and the results are beautiful.

Take a Glimpse of Heart Evangelista's Artistic Side as She Shows Off Her New Home's Interior!

Netizens couldn't help but shower Heart with praises for her undeniable talent in painting.

What do you think of her new home? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section! 
Source: TNP , Kami

Julia Barretto Rushed To The Emergency Room After Her Accident! Ronnie Alonte Accompanied Her.

Amid rumors that they are now officially together, Ronnie Alonte and Julia Barretto are once again a trending topic.

Ronnie was spotted accompanying Julia to the hospital. A photo of them in an emergency room together circulated around social media after it was posted on Instagram by some of their fans. 

According to a netizen, Julia "fell and hit her head on the floor". She finished the taping before she was rushed to the emergency room with Ronnie in tow.

Julia Barretto Rushed To The Emergency Room After Her Accident! Ronnie Alonte Accompanied Her.

Most of Julia's fans became concerned over what happened and wished her well. However, some fans couldn't help but gush over Ronnie's genuine concern for Julia. 

The rumors that they are now a couple were intensified even further by this incident. However, they have yet to confirm their relationship status publicly.

Julia Barretto Rushed To The Emergency Room After Her Accident! Ronnie Alonte Accompanied Her.

Ronnie and Julia currently star in ABS-CBN's primetime TV series 'A Love To Last.' This is their second time pairing since the MMFF entry 'Vince and Kath and James' which topped the most grossing films of MMFF 2016

The two seemingly worked well together as Ronnie previously stated in an interview that, "Hindi ako naiilang sa kanya. Siguro labas kami, lagi kaming nag-uusap, kain. Sa ngayon, masasabi ko talaga na sobrang kampante kami sa isa't isa. Dun kami lalong gumagawa ng chemistry.”
Source: TNP , Chisms

Luiz Manzano Hints Having an Awesome S*x Life With His Girlfriend Jessy Mendiola!

Remember that time when Enrique Gil got drunk in an airplane and reportedly harassed Jessy Mendiola while they were on a flight for their ‘ASAP’ taping? The incident caused Luis Manzano to defend the actress and since then the two have become quite close.

Fans were quick to claim that the two immediately dated following the incident. That was back in September of 2015. By July 2016, ABS-CBN News reported that Luis finally admitted there was something going on between him and Jessy. 

According to him, “Lumalabas kami. Kasi kapag-deny ko 'yon ay magagalit kayo sa aking lahat. Mukha naman akong tanga kapag dininay ko 'yon."

Their relationship was met with controversies because Luis had just ended his relationship with Angel Locsin while Jessy just broke up with JM De Guzman. 

After admitting they were together, the two started to post more pictures of each other on Instagram. They were accompanied by sweet captions and followers and fans of the two sang praises for their burgeoning relationship. 

In fact, Jessy also appeared in Luis’ show, ‘Minute to Win It,’ as a contestant. The two were unable to show any kind of public display of affection, but the chemistry between them was described as “palpable.” 

Just like many celebrity couples, Jessy admitted that her relationship with Luis started on rocky ground because she was initially tagged as the one who caused the breakup between him and Angel — something which the actress vehemently denied. 

Now, the two are happily enjoying their lives, as evident in Luis’ latest Instagram post. 

He posted a picture of two cockroaches making love with the caption, “Ang ipis na may lovelife at sex life, please tag a friend na tinalo pa ng ipis” with a series of laughing-with-tears emoji. 

Luiz Manzano Hints Having an Awesome S*x Life With His Girlfriend Jessy Mendiola!

Jessy commented on the photo with, “Love ano ba yan!” Luis replied to Jessy's comment with emojis. 

The picture has already received 3,205 likes as of this writing. 

What do you think of Luis’ post? Was he really hinting at his sex life with Jessy? Tell us what you think in the comments section! 
Source: TNP , Kami

Monday, February 27, 2017

Rings Movie Review: Reboot Of The "The Ring" That's Done Without Flair Or Style And Doesn't Have A Single Suspenseful Or Terrifying Scene

THE FIRST “Ring” is a Japanese horror flick made in 1998. It was remade in Hollywood in 2002 with Naomi Watts as a reporter who investigates a cursed videotape that kills anyone who watches it after a week. It was a big hit so it had a sequel in 2005. Now, 12 years later, we have “Rings” and it starts with two passengers inside an airplane flying to Seattle discovering that they’ve both watched the doomed videotape of Samara Morgan and this eventually causes the entire plane to crash.

Samara, if you don’t know her yet, is a poor little girl whose long hair covers her face. She died violently and now haunts those who watch her video where she is shown coming out of a well and then, later, out of the TV screen to get her victims. The story then jumps to two years later when a college professor, Gabriel (Johnny Galecki), buys in a flea market an old VCR that used to belong to one of the dead passengers. He brings it home and discovers that there’s a videotape inside and, you guessed it right, it’s the Samara thingy.

The focus then shifts to high school sweethearts Julia (Matilda Lutz) and Holt (Alex Roe) who are supposed to be teenagers but look more like post-graduate students. They’re saying goodbye to each other because Holt is leaving for college. They even compare themselves to the legendary Greek lovers, Orpheus and Eurydice. (Google them if you don’t know them.)

They arrange to communicate regularly on the internet, but soon Holt seems to have suddenly vanished, and worse, an angry woman, Skye (Aimee Teegarden), calls Julia using his account. Skye is so mad about something that Julia doesn’t understand so Julia decides to go to his campus to find out what’s happening.

She first meets Gabriel, Holt’s professor, and follows him to a building where she sees Skye, who takes her to her own apartment so she can watch the cursed video, without knowing that the curse will be transferred to her. But before she can do that, Holt calls her and warns her not to watch it. Samara then appears to kill Skye.

Holt arrives and, to help him, Julia watches the video and discovers there’s additional footage no one has noticed before and she decides to solve the mystery. They go a town called Sacrament Valley in the Pacific Northwest, where Samara was buried. It was there that Julia sees the old church that she saw on the video and where they meet a blind man named Burke (Vincent D’Onofrio).

Following her visions, Julia discovers there’s a hidden room where a young woman was held captive against her will and this leads to more revelations. They get to solve the mystery of Samara but do you think this ends Samara’s cycle of death and vengeful attack on innocent people? Well, you have another think coming.

This reboot of the “Ring” franchise is being re-introduced to a younger audience and now includes today’s latest technology involving smart phones, the internet and social media. But sorry to say that “Rings” offers very little in terms of genuine scares and fails to recreate the dreadful tone or macabre atmosphere of the first two films. There are some interesting elements, though, like a fly that is shown emerging from the cigarette that Gabriel smokes, the cicadas that appear at the film’s climax and the graffiti scratched on the wall of a crypt, but they’re not enough of a saving grace to redeem the movie from being such a big bore.

Done without much flair or style, “Rings” just does not have a single truly suspenseful or frightening scene. The past “The Ring” movies worked because the acting of Naomi Watts somehow managed to surpass the silliness of the material. Sad to say, not one of the cast members of “Rings” is good enough to deserve their pay checks.

Julie Anne San Jose & Benjamine Alves Get Great Feedback For Their Kissing Scene, Iconic 'Tulakan Sa Swimming Pool' Scene From The Film To Be Shown Today

JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE and Benjamin Alves got positive comments for their first kissing scene in “Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa” and it went trending on social media. Their fans said it was really “nakakakilig” and they’ve actually been waiting for that kissing scene to happen since the show started nearly a month ago.

“We’re really glad that they liked it,” says Julie Anne. “And we want to thank them dahil nag-trending kami. Pero marami pa silang dapat abangan sa show. Mas paganda kasi nang paganda ang story nito kaya huwag kayong bibitaw. This Wednesday (this afternoon) magaganap yung iconic scene from the original movie na may nangyaring tulakan sa swimming pool.”

Julie as Santina is trying her best to have a more peaceful relationship with LJ Reyes as Angeli. In church during communion at the Holy Mass, Julie said “peace be with you” to LJ, but LJ just ignored her. At home, LJ continues to treat her like a lowly housemaid. At one point, LJ beats her up and pushes her down into a pool of mud. She is tempted to fight back, but she controlled herself. LJ

continues to fume because it’s very obvious that Benjamin as Ephraim is more in love with Julie than her even if she is unashamedly giving him all of her attention. And so, this afternoon, don’t miss the “tulakan sa pool” scene which was a big hit viewers in the original movie version that starred Lorna Tolentino and Maricel Soriano.