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MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

'Sunod' to replace '(K)ampon' in MMFF 2019 lineup

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Sunod' stars Carmina Villaroel and Mylene Dizon under TEN17P

MMFF clarifies that '(K)ampon' hasn't been pulled out of festival yet

Aug 17, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Kris Aquino had earlier expressed her dismay at the film not pushing through on Instagram

KRIS AQUINO. The lead actress for MMFF entry '(K)ampon' took to Instagram to express her dismay at the film supposedly not pushing through. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

MMFF to run twice a year starting 2020

Jul 26, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The second edition will be called the Metro Manila Summer Film Festival

MMFF. Fans wave to stars as they pass by on a float at the Metro Manila Film Festival Parade of Stars in 2018. The annual festival will now be held twice a year starting in 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Bela Padilla to replace Nadine Lustre in 'Miracle in Cell No. 7'

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:36 AM

Nadine bows out of the film due to medical concerns

BELA PADILLA. The actress has been chosen to replace Nadine Lustre in 'Miracle in Cell No. 7.' File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Bong Go, Dan Fernandez are now part of MMFF ExeCom

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:02 PM

The two attended the MFFF press briefing announcing the first 4 entries to the festival's 2019 run

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Bong Go and Dan Fernandez are now part of the Metro Manila Film Festival's ExeCom. Photo from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

MMFF announces first 4 official entries for 2019

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:42 PM

These are the films that are part of this year's 'Magic 8'

MMFF. The festival announces their first 4 entries for 2019. Image from Facebook.com/mmffofficial

The 2018 MMFF was the 'highest grossing' ever

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Organizers of the festival say the 2018 edition has surpassed previous Christmas and New Year records

MMFF 2018 exceeds P1-billion mark

Jan 07, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The film festival formally ends January 7

'Fantastica' review: Incoherent vice

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:05 AM

When all the imagination runs out, and it becomes apparent that the film is devoid of even the subtlest of substance, the film starts to run on fumes, turning into a jolly but really juvenile jumble

‘Mary, Marry Me’ review: A very wrong engagement

Dec 30, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'Mary, Marry Me' has all the right elements in place but ultimately fails to make any other impact than lasting disappointment

‘One Great Love’ review: One grating love triangle

Dec 29, 2018 - 1:27 PM

'One Great Love' is one shallow romance

'The Girl in the Orange Dress' review: A mountain out of a molehill

Dec 28, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Simply put, 'The Girl in the Orange Dress' film falls under all the pressure of its cute but curbed premise

‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ review: Skeletons in the closet

Dec 28, 2018 - 3:11 PM

'Rainbow’s Sunset' is lousy in both crafting and concept

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:22 AM

'Rainbow's Sunset' wins the top awards, plus 2 special jury prizes

'Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles' review: Complacency kills the fun

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'Complacency is the biggest foe of creativity, and the creative team behind 'Jack Em Popoy' have all the reason to be complacent'

COMEDY, ACTION? The jumbled plot is perhaps the most novel thing in the film. Screenshot from the movie trailer

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:32 PM

'Rainbow's Sunset' takes home the Best Picture plum

MMFF 2018 WINNERS. The MMFF 2018 awards the best in this year's festival. Images from the MMFF trailers

MMFF 2018: Movie reviews

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Here's your guide to all the films in the MMFF

'Otlum' review: Brief and witless

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:56 PM

'Otlum' is just brief. It isn’t witty. It also isn’t very soulful.

YAY OR NAY? 'Otlum' is just devoid of mirth and happiness, writes Oggs Cruz. Screenshot from the film trailer

‘Aurora’ review: Dead in the water

Dec 26, 2018 - 5:06 PM

'Aurora' is a film that could have benefited from focusing on mood instead of shock

What makes ’Girl in the Orange Dress’ different, as shared by Jessy Mendiola

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Jessy stars in the upcoming romantic comedy opposite Jericho Rosales

GIRL IN THE ORANGE DRESS. Jericho Rosales and Jessy Mendiola are starring the upcoming romantic comedy. Rappler Screenshot

WATCH: The floats and stars up close at MMFF 2018 Parade

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The parade kicks off the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival!

THROUGH THE RAIN. Vice Ganda waves to fans even as the rain pours at the MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars. Rappler Screenshot

‘Fantastica’ stars Donny Pangilinan, Kisses Delavin, Richard Gutierrez on their on-set family

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Donny, Kisses, and Richard are appearing in the upcoming film along with an all-star cast led by Vice Ganda

DONKISS. Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan are part of the star-studded cast of 'Fantastica.' Rappler Screenshot

Eddie Garcia on being gay: ‘God created you that way, there’s nothing wrong with it’

Dec 23, 2018 - 10:24 PM

The actor portrays an elderly gay man in the upcoming film 'Rainbow's Sunset'

EDDIE GARCIA. The veteran actor is starring in the MMFF entry 'Rainbow's Sunset.' Rappler Screenshot

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The annual parade saw stars brave the rains to represent their films

FOR THE STARS. Fans crowd the route of the 2018 MMFF parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

Heavy rain delays MMFF 2018 Parade of Stars

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

It literally rained on their parade

MMFF PARADE. Heavy rain results in delays for this year's grand parade. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 parade route

Dec 19, 2018 - 6:00 AM

The parade happens on December 23 in Parañaque

LOOK: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 movie posters

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:24 AM

Which poster is your favorite?

WATCH: Maine Mendoza, Vic Sotto, Coco Martin are cops on a mission for 2018 MMFF entry

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:03 AM

What happens when top stars from the Kapuso and Kapamilya networks collaborate? Tons of laughs and action, of course.

COP MOVIE. The 3 powerhouse stars collaborate for an MMFF entry. Image from Coco Martin's Instagram account

FULL LIST: The 'Magic 8' of the MMFF 2018 film festival

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Check out the full list of entries here

MMFF 2018. The full list of films for the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival has been announced. Photo shows last year's winners during the Gabi ng Parangal. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Maine Mendoza to join MMFF movie with Vic Sotto, Coco Martin

Jul 25, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The movie is Maine's first movie without on-screen partner Alden Richards

MMFF announces first 4 movies for 2018 film festival

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Anne Curtis, Coco Martin, Vic Sotto, and Vice Ganda lead the first 4 films

Vic Sotto, Coco Martin to team up for MMFF movie

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:06 PM

Coco confirms he and the 'Eat Bulaga' host are set to work together for an MMFF movie this year

MMFF Execom starts 2018 festival preparations, sets deadline

Mar 06, 2018 - 10:51 PM

Parañaque is set to host the Parade of Stars in December

'Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad' tops MMFF 2017 box office

Jan 18, 2018 - 1:54 PM

'Ang Panday,' 'Siargao,' and 'Haunted Forest round up the Top 4 earners

MMFF 2017 exceeds P1-billion mark

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:50 PM

The Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee also announces that the screening of films is extended in select cinemas

WATCH: ‘Ang Larawan’ stars sing OPM hits carpool karaoke style

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Rachel Alejandro, Celeste Legaspi, Dulce, and Sandino Martin go for a musical car ride

ANG LARAWAN. The cast of the musical film belts out OPM classics, such as Aegis' "Basang Basa sa Ulan." Screengrab from Facebook.com/AngLarawanTheMovie

‘Haunted Forest’ review: Interesting but hardly scary

Dec 30, 2017 - 5:43 PM

'The film uses the squabbles between daughter and father as an emotional anchor for its supernatural elements'

Why Derek Ramsay is emotional over 2nd MMFF Best Actor award

Dec 29, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Derek says he does not mind being second choice, saying the movie is a blessing for him

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Meant to Beh’ review: Nonsense above everything

Dec 29, 2017 - 9:40 AM

'Meant to Beh' is a confusing affair

Joanna Ampil on her MMFF Best Actress award for 'Ang Larawan'

Dec 28, 2017 - 8:20 PM

'I can probably say that finally, I'm contributing something very important to the arts in the Philippines,' Joanna says

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'All of You' review: Missed opportunities

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:30 PM

'The film’s undoing is its fervent attempt to be conventional despite its structure begging for a more bitter resolution'

IN PHOTOS: The Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:10 PM

'Ang Larawan' and 'Siargao' wins big in this year's awards

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

FULL LIST: Winners of the MMFF 2017 Gabi ng Parangal

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:53 PM

'Ang Larawan' takes home the best picture nod

BEST ACTOR. Derek Ramsay receives the Best Actor award for the movie All of You. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Siargao' review: Low-key loving

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Siargao' is persistently low-key, preferring to dissect each of its characters’ discreet heartaches through whispers rather than wails

MMFF 2017 sets new record for first two days

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:16 PM

'The big achievement is bringing back our kababayans to the theaters,' says Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 Execom chair Tim Orbos

'Deadma Walking' review: Sincere when queer, generic when not

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Even if it lacks consistency, it still manages to twinkle through its sheer tenacity

MMFF 2017 Execom encourages audience to support all 8 entries

Dec 26, 2017 - 6:22 PM

MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer says the MMFF ExeCom will not release specific figures and rankings to avoid a bandwagon effect among viewers

'DEADMA WALKING.' The stars of 'Deadma Walking' are among the celebrities promoting their films at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler  'DEADMA WALKING.' The stars of 'Deadma Walking' are among the celebrities promoting their films at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 parade. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Ang Larawan’ review: Admirable feat

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:05 PM

'Ang Larawan' is elegant, with each of its graceful movement so carefully designed to evoke a feeling of nostalgia for a time when things of beauty are truly and unsubtly beautiful

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, December 18-24, 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 2:47 PM

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