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Star Cinema, Ai-Ai delas Alas fight over MMFF 2015 No 1 claim

Jan 11, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Ai Ai delas Alas doubts that Star Cinema earned the most in the MMFF 2015 because she says that they cheated

NUMBER ONE. Star Cinema reps lash back at Ai-Ai delas Alas after she says that their claim  that they earned the most in the MMFF 2015 is a lie. Photo courtesy of Star Cinema, Screengrab from YouTube

Box office update: MMFF 2015 films hit P1 billion mark

Jan 07, 2016 - 11:17 PM

My Bebe Love and Beauty and The Bestie are still among the most watched movies

Box office update: MMFF 2015 films earn P834-M in 9 days

Jan 03, 2016 - 6:25 PM

My Bebe Love Beauty and the Bestie Haunted Mansion and Walang Forever remain in the lead

'Honor Thy Father' producers to MMFF committee: Tell the truth

Jan 02, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Producers Dondon Montiverde and John Lloyd Cruz respond to the MMFF s allegations that they did not disclose the film s participation in the Hawaii International Film Festival

Movie reviews: All 8 MMFF 2015 films

Dec 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Here are reviews for all 8 Metro Manila Film Festival entries including Honor Thy Father My Bebe Love and more

‘Haunted Mansion’ review: Teenagers in torment

Dec 31, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Oggs Cruz says that inspite of the familiarity of the premise and title Haunted Mansion is something else

HAUNTED MANSION.The Metro Manila Film Festival entry stars Janella Salvador. Photo courtesy of Regal Films

‘Buy Now, Die Later’ review: The price is right

Dec 31, 2015 - 1:26 PM

Director Randolph Longjas reveals himself as a filmmaker who is capable of creating bizarre entertainment out of bits and pieces of things we have seen before writes critic Oggs Cruz

BUY NOW DIE LATER. Vhong Navarro and TJ Trinidad star in the Metro Manila Film Festival movie. Screengrab from YouTube/Quantum Films

12 showbiz controversies of 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Kris Aquino Jessy Mendiola and Gab Valenciano among others had people buzzing this year

Photos from Instagram/withlovekrisaquino/senorita_jessy, John Lloyd photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment, Robin Padilla photo by  Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘All You Need is Pagibig’ review: Love Overdose

Dec 30, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Critic Oggs Cruz writes All You Need is Pag ibig could have been a sickening saccharine trifle except that it’s not

Box office update: MMFF 2015 films earn P547-M in 5 days

Dec 30, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The movie Walang Forever enters the list of top earners

Box office update: MMFF 2015 films earn P468 million in 4 days

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:37 PM

‘My Bebe Love’ and ‘Beauty and Bestie’ remain on the top 4 of the list

‘Nilalang’ review: Two girls, one cop

Dec 29, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Nilalang feels like 90 minutes of gratuitous fireworks writes Oggs Cruz

Screengrab from YouTube/My Movie World

Duterte on DQ cases, Boko Haram attacks, MMFF 2015 | 12PM wRap

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:09 PM

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WATCH: Armi Millare, John Lloyd Cruz cover Sampaguita's 'Tao'

Dec 29, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Armi and John Lloyd sing the MMFF 2015 Best Song from Honor Thy Father

'TAO.' Armi Millare and John Lloyd Cruz cover Sampaguita's 'Tao,' a song that Armi sang for 'Honor Thy Father.' Screengrab from Facebook/Armi-Millare

'Honor Thy Father' producer: No due process from MMFF

Dec 29, 2015 - 9:11 AM

It s a question of timing producer Dondon Monteverde says after Honor Thy Father was disqualified from the MMFF s Best Picture category

'Nilalang' producers to MMFF: Give us a level playing field

Dec 29, 2015 - 12:10 AM

That we have been given only one day by the movie theater owners to let the viewing public see Nilalang is truly deplorable the producers commented

MARIA OZAWA. The Japanese actress stars in 'Nilalang.' The film's producers appeal to the Metro Manila Film Festival organizers to give them a level playing field against bigger productions, after the movie is pulled out of several theaters after opening day. Screengrab from YouTube/My Movie World

‘Beauty and the Bestie’ review: An insensitive mix

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Film critic Oggs Cruz says Beauty and the Bestie is a whole lot of everything resulting to nothing

Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

‘My Bebe Love: #Kilig Pa More’ review: Tolerable at best

Dec 28, 2015 - 6:30 PM

My Bebe Love is offensive because its ambitions are low writes Oggs Cruz

'MY BEBE LOVE.' The AlDub tandem, composed of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, star in their first movie together. Screengrab from YouTube/Octo Arts Films International

SC on Poe’s DQ, PH volcanoes, Honor Thy Father | 6PM wRap

Dec 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Dan Fernandez seeks House probe into 'Honor Thy Father' controversy

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:47 PM

Laguna Representative Dan Fernandez also shares how John Lloyd Cruz took the disqualification

'HONOR THY FATHER.' Producer Dondon Monteverde, actor and congressman Dan Fernandez, and lawyer Agnes Maranan file a resolution to investigate the disqualification of the film in the Best Picture category of the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

Jennylyn Mercado, Jericho Rosales on winning top acting awards in MMFF 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:21 PM

Sobrang gandang Christmas gift para sa akin Jennylyn says after winning the Best Actress award

Director Dan Villegas weighs in on 'Honor Thy Father' controversy

Dec 28, 2015 - 11:37 AM

The Walang Forever director says he feels the sentiments of director Erik Matti

'Honor Thy Father' receives thunderous applause as it wins 5 awards at 2015 MMFF awards

Dec 28, 2015 - 9:56 AM

Artists and producers air their sentiments on the film s Best Picture disqualification issue

IN PHOTOS: Stars at the MMFF Awards Night 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - 7:02 AM

See photos of the winners and performers here

BEST ACTRESS. The 'Walang Forever' star Jennylyn Mercado wins the award at the 2015Metro Manila Film Festival. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappelr

'Honor Thy Father' director Erik Matti no-show at MMFF 2015 Awards Night

Dec 28, 2015 - 12:30 AM

Demand for better films Demand for more choices in the cinemas Kaya pa natin baguhin to Hindi ako titigil kung hindi kayo titigil Matti says through a representative

ERIK MATTI. The director wins Best Director for his movie 'Honor Thy Father' at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015.

FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2015 awards night

Dec 27, 2015 - 11:15 PM

Walang Forever brings home the Best Picture award among many other awards Buy Now Die Later wins 2nd Best Picture while Honor Thy Father also wins big

MMFF 2015 AWARDS NIGHT. 'Buy Now Die Later,' 'Walang Forever,' and 'Honor Thy Father' win awards at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. Screengrabs from YouTube/TIFF Trailers/Quantum Films

DGPI condemns disqualification of 'Honor Thy Father' in MMFF 2015 category

Dec 27, 2015 - 9:21 PM

The Directors Guild of the Philippines demands fair play and transparency from the Metro Manila Film Festival

HONOR THY FATHER. The Directors Guild of the Philippines condemns the MMFF executive committee's decision to disqualify the film from the Best Picture category. Screengrab from YouTube/TIFF Trailers

MMFF 2015 movies hit P271 million mark

Dec 27, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Which 4 MMFF movies are topping the box office?

‘Walang Forever’ review: Truth in escapism

Dec 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

It is overtly different from a lot of romantic films that are satisfied with just being fantasies for erstwhile delights Jennylyn Mercado and Jericho Rosales are charismatic and convincing leads

'WALANG FOREVER.' Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado star in the Metro Manila Film Festival movie by Dan Villegas. Screengrab from YouTube/Quantum Films

‘Honor Thy Father’ review: Honoring its audience

Dec 27, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz says John Lloyd Cruz delivers a stirring performance in this marvellously engineered film

MMFF 2015 clarifies 'Honor Thy Father' disqualification

Dec 27, 2015 - 2:09 PM

UPDATED The MMFF says that Honor Thy Father s October 27 non disclosure of the film s inclusion in another festival is the reason behind the disqualification

DISQUALIFIED. 'Honor Thy Father,' an entry in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival starring John Lloyd Cruz, is disqualified from the Best Picture category of the awards. Photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment

MMFF 2015 entries 'Nilalang,' 'Honor Thy Father' pulled out of some cinemas

Dec 27, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Nilalang director Pedring Lopez and co producer Wesley Villarica say that theaters are playing My Bebe Love and Beauty and the Bestie instead of theirs

'Honor Thy Father' disqualified from MMFF 2015 Awards Best Picture category

Dec 26, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED Producer Dondon Monteverde releases a statement about the disqualification

'HONOR THY FATHER.' The Metro Manila Film Festival movie is disqualified form the Best Picture category in the festival's awards. In the photo, John Lloyd Cruz stands with director Erik Matti and producer Dondon Monteverde. Photo courtesy of Reality Entertainment

MMFF 2015 organizers deny ticket swapping issue

Dec 26, 2015 - 4:18 PM

MMFF 2015 organizers release a statement about the My Bebe Love tickets being swapped for those of Beauty and the Bestie

TICKET SWAPPING. 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival organizers deny the ticket swapping issue between 'My Bebe Love' and 'Beauty and the Bestie.' Photo courtesy of Star Cinema, Screengrab from YouTube/Octo Arts Films International

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'Walang Forever'

Dec 25, 2015 - 11:56 PM

Jennylyn Mercado and Jericho Rosales team up for the first time in a movie directed by Dan Villegas

Screengrab from YouTube/Quantum Films

'My Bebe Love' director confirms ticket swapping at MMFF 2015

Dec 25, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Tickets bought for the movie My Bebe Love had Beauty and the Bestie printed on them instead

ALDUB. Fans of Maine "Yaya Dub" Mendoza and Alden Richards cry foul over the ticket swapping incidents at the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015. Screengrab from Instagram/eatbulaga1979

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'Nilalang'

Dec 25, 2015 - 8:08 PM

Cesar Montano and Japanese actress Maria Ozawa star in the suspense thriller directed by Pedring Lopez

MMFF 2015: 5 Things to know about 'All You Need is Pag-ibig'

Dec 24, 2015 - 10:15 PM

Hugot director Antoinette Jadaone s latest offering stars Kris Aquino Derek Ramsay and KimXi

KIMXI. Kim and Xian in 'All You Need Is Pag-Ibig.' Screengrab from YouTube

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'Beauty and the Bestie'

Dec 24, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Learn more about Beauty and the Bestie starring real life best friends Coco Martin and Vice Ganda

COCO MARTIN. Coco plays Emman, a special agent, in the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, 'Beauty and the Bestie.' Photo courtesy of Star Cinema

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'Honor Thy Father'

Dec 24, 2015 - 12:01 PM

John Lloyd Cruz stars in the movie directed by Erik Matti

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'My Bebe Love'

Dec 22, 2015 - 10:27 PM

My Bebe Love stars Vic Sotto opposite Ai Ai delas Alas and marks the debut of AlDub on the big screen

ALDUB. Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza star in 'My Bebe Love.' Screengrab from YouTube/Octo Arts Films International

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'Haunted Mansion'

Dec 21, 2015 - 7:44 PM

Know more about Haunted Mansion one of the horror flicks in this year s lineup

MMFF 2015: 5 things to know about 'Buy Now, Die Later'

Dec 19, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Buy Now Die Later a horror comedy tackles 5 stories that are connected by the theme of 5 senses

MMFF New Wave 2015 lineup: The 5 finalists

Dec 18, 2015 - 9:57 AM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz shares tidbits about this year s New Wave finalists

MMFF New Wave 2015 stills courtesy of MMFF

Coco Martin's life advice for 'bestie' Vice Ganda

Dec 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM

Napapagod ako nalulungkot ako says Vice to Coco despite his success Coco shares his advice for Vice

Vic Sotto on Pauleen Luna: 'The right woman, the right time'

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:19 PM

Vic addresses criticism about his age difference with Pauleen and also shares he is very supportive of his son Vico who will soon run for councilor in Pasig

AlDub on #respectmainemendoza issue, MMFF movie

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:36 PM

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza speak up about their fans defending them after a Twitter misunderstanding gets respectmainemendoza trending plus they share their thoughts on upcoming MMFF 2015 movie My Bebe Love

Xian Lim: My feelings for Kim Chiu grow everytime I see her

Dec 09, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim talk about their feelings for each other at the All You Need is Pag ibig press conference

'ALL I NEED.' At a press conference for their movie 'All You Need is Pag-ibig,' Kim Chiu says that 'all she needs is Xian.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MMFF 2015: How did 'All You Need Is Pag-Ibig' change after Herbert Bautista's departure?

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:22 PM

Though the film stays true to director Antoinette Jadaone s vision changes still had to be made to the MMFF 2015 film

ANTOINETTE JADAONE. Antoinette's Metro Manila Film Festival entry, 'All You Need is Pag-ibig,' originally cast Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista as the leading man. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: 'All You Need is Pag-ibig' official trailer released

Dec 06, 2015 - 12:11 AM

Antoinette Jadaone s All You Need is Pag ibig stars Kris Aquino Derek Ramsay Kim Chiu Xian Lim and more

Screengrab from YouTube/Star Cinema