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A ‘Four Sisters and a Wedding’ prequel is happening

Feb 27, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The film is starring a new cast playing younger versions of Teddie, Bobbie, Alex, and Gabbie

FAVORITES NI MAMA. Bea Alonzo, Shaina, Magdayao, Coney Reyes, Enchong Dee, Angel Locsin, and Toni Gonzaga star in the 2013 film 'Four Sisters and a Wedding,' which is now getting a prequel. Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSStarCinema

'Never Not Love You' is coming to Netflix in March

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Still not over the JaDine breakup? Maybe this will help you move on...or not

NEVER NOT LOVE YOU. The James Reid-Nadine Lustre starrer is streaming on Netflix in March. Screenshot from YouTube.com/VIVAENTERTAINMENT001

WATCH: Julia Barretto sees double in 'I Am U' trailer

Feb 13, 2020 - 12:46 PM

The series is set to stream on iWant soon

DOPPLEGANGER. In 'I Am U,' Julia Barretto's character meets her double. Screenshot from iWant on YouTube

Paulo Avelino joins cast of 'Darna' movie

Feb 12, 2020 - 9:21 PM

The actor's role in the movie has yet to be announced

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Of Vodka, Beers, and Regrets’ review: Subtle and sobering

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'Of Vodka, Beers and Regrets' is a beautiful film, through and through

Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla to reunite with Cathy Garcia-Molina in new movie 'After Forever'

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Kathniel returns to the big screen after a break

Kathniel. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Watch 'One More Chance' and more at this Valentine's Day outdoor screening

Feb 07, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Also, catch celebrity guests do a live script reading of 'That Thing Called Tadhana'

UNCONFINED CINEMA. 'One More Chance' and other Filipino romantic movies will be projected onto the ceiling of the Makati Stock Exchange Plaza on February 14 and 15. Screenshot from Facebook.com/makeitmakati

LIST: TV shows and movies to binge on if you're in the mood for love

Feb 06, 2020 - 4:00 PM

From the sweet to the heartbreaking, from romcoms to straight-out dramas, here’s your list of V-Day movies to swoon to, cry to, relate to, and fall in love to

FIRST LOOK: John Lloyd Cruz's film comeback in 'Servando Magdamag'

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:01 PM

The film is directed by Lav Diaz and penned by Ricky Lee

SERVANDO MAGDAMAG. John Lloyd Cruz speaks to Ricky Lee on the set of his upcoming film comeback, 'Servando Magdamag.' Screenshot from Black Sheep on YouTube

WATCH: 'James and Pat and Dave' official trailer

Jan 31, 2020 - 11:22 AM

The sequel to the hit film 'Vince and Kath and James' stars Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, and Donny Pangilinan

LOVE TRIANGLE. Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, and Donny Pangilinan star in 'James and Pat and Dave.' Screenshot from YouTube.com/ABSstarcinema

'100 Tula Para Kay Stella' is getting a sequel

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Director Jason Paul Laxamana shared the news in a tweet

TANDEM. Bela Padilla and JC Santos at the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Parade in 2017. File photo Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘D’Ninang’ review: Dreary godmother

Jan 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'Instead of becoming a family drama tainted with dark comedy, it ends up becoming a dreary mess'

‘Nightshift’ review: Workplace horror

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Nightshift' is a pleasant surprise

For Ina Raymundo and Dimples Romana, their 'Block Z' roles were quite the challenge

Jan 27, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Zombie movies are apparently both all fun and hard work

LOOK: Judy Ann Santos meets with Mother Lily for producer's bio film

Jan 22, 2020 - 6:42 PM

'Mother (The Story of Mother Lily Monteverde)' will be directed by Erik Matti

LOOK: Jerrold Tarog teases 'Day 1' of 'Darna'

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:57 PM

The movie finally starts shooting

'Miracle In Cell No.7' earns P475 million in box office

Jan 15, 2020 - 5:25 PM

The movie starring Aga Muhlach was the highest earner in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival

LIST: All the new shows and films ABS-CBN is releasing in 2020

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:32 AM

The network releases its 2020 show reel

MAYWARD. The love team is set to star in an upcoming show 'Heart to Heart.' Screenshot from Youtube.com/ABSCBNOnline

MMFF 2019 gross sales at P955 million in box office

Jan 09, 2020 - 7:30 AM

Aga Muhlach's 'Miracle in Cell No 7' made the most in the box office during the festival

LIST: The 12 best Filipino films of 2019

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:00 PM

Filipino films aren't dying

‘Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity’ review: A worthwhile spoof

Jan 01, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Believe it or not, 'Mission Unstapabol' is a refreshing effort from Tuviera, Sotto and their usual team.'

‘3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon’ review: Toxic cinema

Dec 31, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'3Pol Trobol' peddles the most obsolete of ideals

‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ review: Improving on the original

Dec 31, 2019 - 1:00 PM

'The localization makes not just its charms but also its tragedy more profound'

‘The Mall, the Merrier’ review: More of the same, but messier

Dec 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM

There is nothing discreet about 'The Mall, the Merrier'

‘Sunod’ review: More than standard horror fare

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:15 PM

'Sunod' is a solid effort

‘Write About Love’ review: More wrong than right

Dec 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The film sounds good on paper but fails to register fully

‘Mindanao’ review: A betrayal

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Mindanao' is dulled by its attempts at safe neutrality

Pokwang hits cinemas for early pullout of 'Mindanao,' 'Culion': 'Huwag naman tayo puro sa pera lang'

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Films like 'Culion' and 'Mindanao' have apparently been pulled out of some cinemas over low ticket sales

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Award-winning 'Mindanao' director Brillante Mendoza asks more cinemas to screen film

Dec 28, 2019 - 2:39 PM

The day after winning all major MMFF 2019 awards, only 38 cinemas nationwide screened the movie

Judy Ann Santos on MMFF 2019 Best Actress win: 'A wonderful end to my 2019'

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The actress picks up her second award for the film 'Mindanao'

Judy Ann Santos on being culturally sensitive in the film 'Mindanao'

Dec 25, 2019 - 6:54 PM

In the film, Judy Ann plays a Muslim mother who cares for a cancer-stricken daughter

'MINDANAO.' Stars Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon wave to the crowd from atop the 'Mindanao' float at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

'Sunod' director Carlo Ledesma on what makes his film stand out: 'I have the best actors'

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:51 PM

The film is the only horror entry in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

SUNOD. The cast and team behind the upcoming film parade through the streets of Taguig at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 Parade of Stars on December 22. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Vice Ganda says ‘The Mall The Merrier’ different from MMFF films he’s done before

Dec 23, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The film stars Vice and Anne Curtis in their first movie team-up

VICE GANDA. The comedian waves to fans at the MMFF 2019 Parade of Stars, alongside his 'The Mall The Merrier' co-stars. Photo by Alecs/Ongcal

‘Kalel, 15’ review: Powerful and scathing

Dec 23, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'Kalel, 15' is powerful

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Mylene Dizon, JC Santos on ‘Sunod’

Dec 20, 2019 - 3:02 PM

The film premieres as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival on December 25

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Meryll Soriano, Suzette Ranillo, and Ricky Lee on 'Culion'

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:14 PM

The film is part of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

How Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil transformed for their roles in 'Make It With You'

Dec 13, 2019 - 9:30 AM

The duo is making a TV comeback

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Love is Love’ review: A very pleasant surprise

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

'It doesn’t work as a romance. It is awkward as a comedy.'

Iza Calzado, Meryll Soriano address 'healthy competition' between 'Culion,' 'Mindanao'

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Perhaps instead of pitting us against each other maybe we should celebrate each other and celebrate that we are making film,' says Iza

Photo by Rob Reyes

‘Mañanita’ review: A formidable effort

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The film feels more like an audacious attempt to marry glaze and purpose, with the former winning out

The kids are more than alright in Mikhail Red’s ‘Dead Kids’

Dec 01, 2019 - 1:51 PM

The first Philippine-made Netflix original has interesting things to say about Filipino youth

Davao filmmaker recognized at 2019 Emmys for short film inspired by Marawi survivor

Nov 26, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Breech Asher Harani is presented with the JCS International Young Creatives Award by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

AWARD-WINNER. Breech Asher Harani receives the JCS International Young Creatives Award at the 2019 International Emmys for his film 'Next to Me.' Photos from Instagram.com/breechharani

WATCH: Trailer for Coco Martin's MMFF 2019 entry '3Pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon'

Nov 25, 2019 - 7:21 PM

Jennylyn Mercado and Ai-Ai delas Alas star with Coco Martin in the movie

What inspired Paul Soriano's 'Mañanita'?

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:53 PM

The movie stars Bella Padilla

Who is the Filipino? Going global and going genre with Philippine cinema

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:38 PM

In part 2 of our conversation with Mikhail Red, we ask how Philippine cinema will stay local while adapting to this age of streaming and Marvel

Photo courtesy of Netflix

Rocco Nacino on returning to MMFF: I'm enjoying the moment

Nov 18, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Rocco says compared to the first time he participated back in 2013, he's more relaxed about being part of the film festival this time around

WATCH: Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban's friendship tested in 'Unbreakable' trailer

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:39 PM

The movie opens on November 27