Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Jun Lana's "Ten Little Mistresses" Starring Eugene Domingo and John Arcilla Streams Beginning February 2023 on Prime Video

Prime Video on Monday's press statement, announces the release of its first Filipino Amazon Original Movie titled "Ten Little Mistresses (Sampung Mga Kerida)".

This murder-mystery comedy film directed by Jun Robles Lana is top-billed by John Arcilla, Eugene Domingo, Christian Bables, Pokwang, Arci Muñoz, Carmi Martin, Agot Isidro, Kris Bernal, Sharlene San Pedro, Adrianna So, Kate Alejandrino, Iana Bernardez, and Donna Cariaga.

Ten Little Mistresses (Sampung Mga Kerida) tells the story of a widowed billionaire, Valentin Esposo, and his ten mistresses, fighting tooth and nail to become his new legal wife. But when Valentin suddenly turns up dead, all ten women end up being prime suspects. And so, the race to prove their innocence and unmask the real killer begins.

The murder-mystery comedy film will be available on Prime Video in the Philippines and more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on February 15, 2023.

Monday, December 19, 2022

LG Introduces All in One Cleaning Solution With LG CordZero Vacuum #CleaningMadeLimitless

The importance of cleanliness has never been more crucial over the past few years. Keeping a neat and tidy home, coupled with proper disinfection protocols, go a long way in keeping your household safe and disease free. However, for Philippine homes, simple sweeping is inadequate.

To address this need, LG Philippines recently launched the newest version of its LG CordZero line. 

The cordless vacuum cleaner provides an all-in-one cleaning solution perfect for Philippine households. The launch event simulated actual rooms so that the guests get a glimpse how the CordZero performs in a real-world scenario. Alyssa Alipio – Emerging Product Manager and Jerome Martinez – Product Trainer of LG, together with LG brand ambassadors Daniel and Vanessa Matsunaga discussed and demoed the different features that the CordZero offers.

The LG CordZero improves upon existing cordless vacuum cleaners in the market with its all-in-one feature. Instead of keeping different components scattered all over, the CordZero A9 with All-in-One Tower is the first stick vacuum that charges, stores tools and automatically empties the dust bin- all in one sleek docking station. Return the vac to the tower to recharge, store tools neatly out of sight and let Auto Empty clean out the dust bin for you. Your hands stay clean along with your floors.

With the CordZero, cleaning is simplified. Clean more, clean longer and empty less along with powerful suction you can rely on. Kompressor technology doubles the capacity of the dust bicompared to other vacuum cleaners. Hardwood floors also benefit from the CordZero. The Power Mop attachment cleans tile, hardwood or vinyl using just regular tap water-no special solutions or harsh chemicals needed. You control the amount of moisture from High to Low to Off (dry mopping) while the dual spinning microfiber pads do the work. Includes 2 sets of washable pads and removable water tank for easy filling and emptying.

LG Managing Director Sungjae Kim expressed his excitement with the introduction of the new CordZero line, saying “It is a great honor for me to introduce another innovation from LG. Ever since, one of LG’s goals is making things simpler and better for all...Our newest product, the CordZero All-in-One Tower, does exactly that.” LG Product Director for Home Appliances Jun Lee is confident that the CordZero will be a hit locally. “It builds on the strength of today’s technology and improves upon areas that are lacking. It is a true testament to LG’s commitment to technology, innovation, and improving the lives of customers.”

To know more about the LG CordZero visit https://www.lg.com/ph/vacuum-cleaners/lg-a9t-ultra

 LG products are available in all leading appliance stores nationwide, you can visit ABENSON AND ANSON’S or go to lg.com/ph for a complete list of our retail partners. You can also buy at LG's Official Flagship Stores in Lazada and Shopee.

5 Stories of Love from Rising Music Heartthrobs

There are many ways to express feelings to make your significant other feel extra special and one of the best ways to do it is through songs that talk about thankfulness, assurance, and unconditional love.

Let these music heartthrobs from ABS-CBN Music serenade you with their stories of love:

1. A track for someone who comes around and makes you feel brand new

Mekaniko ng Puso” by Wize Estabillo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emLmq3vDTB8

“It's Showtime Online U” host Wize Estabillo shares his excitement with his brand new love on "Mekaniko ng Puso." The song talks about finding someone who will fix you up and have the wheels turning again.

2. A love song for someone who was there for you in good and bad times

JMKO's "O Luna" is an ode to the moon who serves as a light every night. It’s the latest release from the Kapamilya artist who specializes in R&B, soul, and pop music which is evident in his debut album "Prelude" released last year.

3. A song of reassurance amid an LDR relationship

Recio’s latest self-penned track, “Herbal Tea,” is a soft hip-hop/ rap track that was inspired and dedicated to his partner as a way to reassure the person about their relationship despite the challenging distance between them.

4. A track depicting how much one painfully loves his SO

Sana Ikaw Naman” by Archie Aguilar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llkjJXMpxMM

“The Voice Teens” season 1 contestant Archie Aguilar renders a heartbreaking narrative in his song “Sana Ikaw Naman,” where he chronicles the pain of not being loved by his apple of the eye in return. The up-and-coming artist was also a finalist of “Your Moment.”

5. A song that says that in the end, love always remains

Love You All The Way” by KaixAaron: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxTOu304Wsc

Duo KaixAaron steps into a different light by exploring a more OPM sound in “Love You All The Way,” which gives listeners a different perspective on relationships facing hardships and depicts that at the end of the day, love still remains.

Feel the love this holiday season by streaming these songs on ABS-CBN Star Music YouTube channel, Tarsier Records YouTube channel, and various digital music platforms.

HONOR Magic Vs Foldable Phone Coming to Philippines Soon!

Leading global smart devices provider, HONOR, announced the launch of the HONOR Magic Vs. This all-new foldable flagship pushes industry benchmarks in design, display, performance and user experience – making it the perfect companion for business and entertainment. Empowering young budding creators to fulfill their creative potential.

We are thrilled to introduce our next-generation foldable flagship, the HONOR Magic Vs, which packs groundbreaking innovations and exceptional user experience into an elegant and stylish design,” said Stephen Cheng, Vice President for Marketing. “The HONOR Magic Vs will be our very first foldable flagship to debut in overseas markets and we are confident that it will deliver huge advancements, transforming how people all around the world use their smartphones.”

An Industry-leading Foldable crafted with a Groundbreaking Hinge Design and Large Dual Display

Exceptionally slim and lightweight, the HONOR Magic Vs is 12.9mm thin when folded and weighs just 261g, making it the industry’s lightest foldable smartphone currently, and a delight to carry around. It also packs with a super-light gearless hinge carefully crafted with a single-piece casting processing technology, which drastically reduces the number of components of supporting structure used in the hinge while maintaining its durability and sturdiness. The HONOR Magic Vs is able to withstand over 400,000 folds, equivalent to more than ten years of use with 100 folds per day, creating a new first in foldable smartphone design.

Outperforming existing foldables that often come with a long and narrow external screen, the HONOR Magic Vs boasts a 6.45-inch display when folded, with a user-friendly 21:9 aspect ratio and a 90% screen-to-body ratio, allowing users to view content and input text with remarkable ease. When unfolded, the HONOR Magic Vs delivers a tablet-like experience with an extra-wide 7.9-inch internal display, perfect for users who seek effortless multi-tasking and more screen real estate to enjoy all their favorite content.

Computational Photography and Unrivaled Day-long Performance

The HONOR Magic Vs features the proprietary AI-enabled HONOR Image Engine and triple-camera system comprising a 54MP IMX800 Main Camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera, and an 8MP 3X Optical Zoom Camera, allowing users to capture captivating images in stunning detail, delivering a superior photography and videography experience.

HONOR’s new foldable phone delivers flagship performance with Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, and enhanced GPU and CPU performance that enables a faster and smoother user experience. It also supports the 66W Wired HONOR SuperCharge enabling the battery to be fully juiced up to 100 percent within just 46 minutes.

The HONOR Magic Vs comes in stunning colors: Orange, Cyan and Black and is set to be available in the Philippines very soon. 

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website www.hihonor.com or social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorphilippines/) and TikTok: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines).

It’s Christmas! Get your Superbook Gifts on Shopee and Lazada

Christmas is fast approaching! Wondering where to get awesome Superbook merch for your Monito and Monita?

Your favorite Superbook goodies are now just a few clicks away on Superbook PH – the official distributor of Superbook items on Shopee and Lazada.

Don’t miss the chance to give your little loved ones the best Christmas gifts!

Add to cart Superbook shirts and hoodies that are perfect for your holiday family matching outfits!

Let them enjoy learning how to write and draw numbers, letters, shapes, and fruits with Superbook Tracing Books, Notebooks, and Notepad Set!

Your whole family can bond together this Christmas over different activities based on Superbook episodes. Get the Superbook Activity Book for kids who like interactive puzzles, activities, and games!

You can also include completing Superbook Jigsaw Puzzles in your holiday family bonding activities. Grab the 4 sets and make it a friendly match on who finishes completing it first!

Superbook bag tags and stickers are also available to complete their back-to-school essentials after the holidays. The best part? You can get these items for a minimum donation of Php 50 only!

What are you waiting for? Be a blessing to your children this Christmas by giving them something that would introduce the greatest gift of all: Jesus!

Visit Superbook PH on Shopee and Lazada and be ready to learn Bible lessons in a fun, interactive, and exciting way.

Have a SUPER merry Christmas!

Friday, December 16, 2022

“The Glory” Sarring Song Hye-kyo and Lee Do-hyun Premieres December 30 on Netflix

From now on, every single day will be a nightmare.

Check out the trailer of "The Glory" here: https://youtu.be/yojSF0MeFqo

This masterpiece from writer Kim Eun-sook of Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Mr. Sunshine, and director An Gil-ho of Stranger is 8 episodes of 60 min. Drama, coupled with Revenge, Bullying, Childhood Trauma and Confrontation.

The story follows Dong-eun, starring Song Hye-kyo from Descendants of the Sun, who has painful memories from bullying and school violence. 18 years later, her revenge begins by driving all the perpetrators and everyone around them to the brink of ruin.

Yeo-Jung, starring Lee Do-Hyun from Sweet Home, is another victim of a miserable tragedy. Accidentally, or intentionally Dong-eun and Yeo-Jung get tangled and conspire the revenge together.

"The Glory" premieres December 30 on Netflix.

TBA Studios Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Filipino-Irish Thriller Movie ‘Nocebo’ Starring Eva Green, Mark Green, and Chai Fonacier

TBA Studios has acquired the Philippine theatrical distribution rights to "Nocebo," the Filipino-Irish suspense thriller starring Eva Green ("300: Rise of an Empire"), Mark Strong ("Shazam!"), and Cebuana actress Chai Fonacier ("Patay na si Hesus").

Directed by Irish Film and Television Awards-winning filmmaker Lorcan Finnegan ("Vivarium") and written by Garret Shanley ("Without Name"), "Nocebo" centers on Christine, a fashion designer (Green) who suffers from a mysterious illness that confounds her doctors and frustrates her husband, Felix (Strong). Help arrives in the form of Diana, a Filipino nanny (Fonacier) who uses traditional folk healing to reveal a horrifying truth.

"Nocebo" was the opening film at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and had limited runs at Sitges Film Festival, Cork International Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, and QCinema International Film Festival. It was the first recipient of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)'s International Co-production Fund (ICOF) in 2020. "Nocebo" was produced by Brunella Cocchiglia and Emily Leo and co-produced by the Filipino production company, Epicmedia. It was executive produced by XYZ Films.

"TBA Studios is ecstatic to bring 'Nocebo' to a wider audience in the Philippines featuring our very own Chai Fonacier in an international film steeped in Filipino folklore. It is only fitting that our kababayans watch the movie on the biggest screen they could find with a crisp sound system to immerse in the world of 'Nocebo'," said Daphne O. Chiu, President and COO of TBA Studios.

This is TBA Studios' first project with Bianca Balbuena of Epicmedia and Chiu looks forward to a promising partnership with her fellow producer. "Bianca and I go way back since our Cinemalaya days and I'm thrilled to have a chance to work with her again after more than a decade. We hope this is the start of more exciting ventures for us both," Chiu added.

The film acquisition comes on the heels of the much-talked-about local releases of Cannes-winning films "Triangle of Sadness", a cinematic masterpiece which actress Dolly de Leon made history as the first Filipina to be nominated for Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress; and "Plan 75", Japan's entry to the Academy Awards that likewise stars a thespian of Filipino descent, Stefanie Arianne. TBA Studios also distributed the award-winning "Everything Everywhere All At Once", which had a successful theatrical run in the Philippines.

This winning streak of highly acclaimed film releases continues in "Nocebo" set to be released in Philippine cinemas on January 18, 2023.

For more updates on Nocebo, visit tba.ph and follow TBA Studios on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Youtube.

Catch the Freshest Acts and Relive the Best-of-the-Best Holiday Treats from ASAP Family this Sunday, December 18

Keep the good vibes rolling with another stacked concert experience from your favorite Kapamilya stars, featuring the freshest performances from Regine, Darren, Erik, Jed, and Bailey, plus your most requested best-of-the-best treats this Sunday (December 18) on "ASAP Natin 'To" on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

The vocal fest continues on the ASAP stage with a showstopping solo act from Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez. Meanwhile, sing along to your favorite Air Supply hits with Erik Santos and Jed Madela, together with Bryan Chong, Lucas Garcia, Sam Mangubat, Reiven Umali, and JM Yosures.

It's three times the fun with Darren's fresh triple treats, including a bop Christmas performance with AC Bonifacio, Sheena Belarmino, and Krystal Brimner; a tandem heartthrob act alongside Bailey May; and an upbeat duet with Sheena.

Feel the yuletide spirit anew with more best-of-the-best Pinoy Christmas acts from Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, Andrea Brillantes, Kyle Echarri, Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, Jayda, Elha Nympha, Lara Maigue, Enchong Dee, Jeremy G, Joao Constancia, Jin Macapagal, Janine Gutierrez, Janella Salvador, and the rest of your ASAP family. Also joining the afternoon party are Robi Domingo and Edward Barber.

Relive the back-to-back holiday P-Pop treat from BINI and BGYO, plus a sizzling dance-off from AC, Chie Filomeno, and Maymay Entrata.

The best-of-the-best party continues with a rockoustic jamming from KD Estrada and Kice; a senti session with Moira dela Torre; Bamboo and Morisette's dream collab, and a Pinoy hits sing-off from Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Erik Santos, Nyoy Volante, and Jason Dy.

And look back once more to a heartwarming Christmas singles showdown from Gary V., Erik, Ogie, Regine, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Martin Nievera in "The Greatest Showdown."

The freshest acts and best-of-the-best treats await you from the country's longest-running musical variety show, "ASAP Natin 'To," this Sunday, 12 NN on local TV via Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, A2Z, and TV5, online through Kapamilya Online Live and iWantTFC, and worldwide via TFC.

Viewers who use any digital TV box at home, such as the TVplus box, only need to rescan their device to watch "ASAP Natin 'To" on TV5 and A2Z.

(Trailer) “Barbie” Movie Starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling

Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the teaser trailer of their eagerly anticipated comedy "Barbie" from director Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

Check out the trailer below and watch "Barbie" in cinemas across the Philippines on July 2023.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/KuoyHVe6QCU
Facebook: https://fb.watch/hsdh45W3TF/

Since the beginning of time, since the first little girl ever existed, there have been…dolls. But the dolls were always and forever baby dolls. Until… "Barbie."

Directed by Greta Gerwig ("Little Women," "Ladybird"), "Barbie" is written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach ("Marriage Story").

Joining Robbie and Gosling in the cast are Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ncuti Gatwa, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya, Jamie Demetriou and Marisa Abela.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Carmela Lorzano Wins Sing Galing Year 2 ‘Ultimate Bida-Oke Star’

An intense battle of vocal prowess highlighted the spectacular Sing Galing Year 2 ‘The Kantastic Finale’ held last December 10, wherein Echan-teen Diva ng Batangas Carmela Lorzano was proclaimed as the Ultimate Bida-Oke Star.

After performing a stunning rendition of “You’re My World” in the first round, Carmela advanced to the Trio-Oke Round where she battled it out with Joy Escalante and Rachelle Cardenas in a “Nightingale Medley” of Lani Misalucha songs. In the final ‘paSINGkatan’ round, Carmela was pitted against Joy in the Kantastic Showdown featuring a breathtaking mash-up of “Sabihin Mo Na” and “Hindi Tayo Pwede.”

Carmela emerged as the Sing Galing Year 2 grand champion and bagged the coveted jackpot which includes a home and living essentials package, a family staycation package, a kaSULITbahay package, a brand new car, and one million pesos!

Christmas becomes merrier for the Sing Galing Kaawitbahays because the ‘kantawanan’ is extended in the Sing Galing Pasko-Oke Special, bringing two weeks of music, ‘kaSINGyahan,’ amazing prizes, and grand celebration from the Sing Galing Family.

Genie also gives Christmas presents to the Kaawitbahays, including five brand new motorcycles! 

Stay tuned to the Sing Galing Pasko-Oke Special – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7PM on TV5.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Maki and Moophs Give R&B Flavor to the Viral Birit Song “Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw”

Up-and-coming artist Maki and Tarsier Records founder and music producer Moophs have given their own R&B flavor to the viral ‘birit’ song “Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw.

The freshly released track is currently featured on New Music Friday PH playlist on Spotify.

“Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw” was originally sung by the Crystal Voice of Asia Sheryn Regis and was later on reimagined by Asia’s Phoenix Morisette for the soundtrack of “The Broken Marriage Vow,” which became a hot topic on social media.

With his unique child-like view on life and soothing vocals, Maki is steadily introducing his music artistry through his label, Tarsier Records. His debut single “Halaga” has amassed over 60,000 streams across different platforms followed by his other releases “Para Sa Buwan” and “Thinkin’ Bout Your Smile.”

Listen to Maki and Mooph’s R&B offering “Gusto Ko Nang Bumitaw” available on various digital platforms and watch its performance video on YouTube

For more updates, follow Tarsier Records on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, and YouTube.

Want a Closer Christmas? See How Your Favorite Content Creators are Doing it this 2022 with Their Special Someone

The holidays are just around the corner and everyone’s getting ready for another season to get closer.

The internet’s favorite content creators are no exception as they share special moments with their loved ones in the most anticipated season of the year! 

TikTok superstar Nana Silayro is best known for her sassy quips, her wellness journey, as well as the intimate moments with her boyfriend. “Okay lang ba na parang kami din ni Bebu ang kinilig sa mga ginagawa namin?” shares Nana who is spending the holidays with Bebu by celebrating their closeness. “So happy to be celebrating Christmas again with the love of my life-  and this time, so much closer,” she continued.

After a busy year with many fruitful projects, Creative Director Vince Uy shares how he is looking forward to a Closer Christmas by spending more intimate time with his partner. “This year, I’m going to make sure to keep it extra close without hesitation,” he says.

This season will be even closer with old cutie dance moves, according to actress Kyline Alcantara. She also shared recently that Christmas is her favorite season. “Super perfect to spend time and get closer with your loved ones this Christmas after a year of ups, downs, wins, and joys!” she declares with her on-screen partner Mavy Legaspi.

After her successful stint as a judge at Drag Race Philippines, KaladKaren shares that she and long-time boyfriend and fiancé Luke will rekindle their romance this holiday season because they have been in a long distance relationship for 10 years now. “There are ups and downs and there are Christmases that we are not together. So happy magkasama kami this year! I think this will help us get closer without hesitations.

In the latest episode of the viral Ang Walang Kwentang Podcast, film directors and hosts Tonette Jadaone and JP Habac shared countless ways you can make an impression to your crush and get closer to them over the holidays including making sure you’re beside them during Simbang Gabi or taking advantage of local holiday festivities such as the University of the Philippines’ Lantern Parade. “Take advantage of the good vibes of Christmas. Tapusin mo yung year na puno ng kilig!” advises Tonette. The episode, powered by closeup, has recently topped Spotify’s charts since it started streaming.

Your favorite content creators show just how anyone can celebrate the holidays with loved ones in their own special way. Don’t let bacteria breath ruin your plans -try closeup’s red gel toothpaste with Anti-bacterial Zinc for all-day fresh breath for up to 12 hours with regular use and post on Instagram how you plan to celebrate a #CloserChristmas with your loved ones. Tag @closeupph so they may see your videos!

For more updates and information on how to fight bacteria breath and get all-day closeness, follow closeup on Facebook and Instagram. Visit and shop for your favorite closeup toothpaste and other Unilever products at UStore.

Variety Selects "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" as One of Top 10 Best Films of 2022

Columbia Pictures’ "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" is shaping up to be a must-see, big-screen experience as it has been hailed by the prestigious Variety Magazine as one of the Ten Best Films of 2022.

Watch the film’s latest trailer at https://youtu.be/HzpCdwm8KkU

In Variety’s year-ender story, “The Best Films of 2022,” resident film critic Owen Gleiberman described I Wanna Dance with Somebody as “the kind of lavish impassioned all-stops-out pop-music biopic you either give in to or you don’t - and if you do, you may find yourself getting so emotional, baby.

Gleiberman continues, “As Whitney Houston, Naomi Ackie is far from the singer’s physical double, yet she nails the hard part: channeling her incandescence. She shows you the freedom that made Houston tick and the self-doubt that ate away at her, until she fell from the mountaintop she’d scaled.

The film’s director, Kasi Lemmons, is also cited for creating “a portrait of Houston’s dilemmas and demons that’s bracingly authentic, from the drugs to the family backstabbing to the love relationship with Robin Crawford (Nafessa Williams) that a homophobic society made her feel compelled to repress, from the attacks she weathered for her music being “not Black enough” to the self-destructive refuge she sought in her relationship with the sexy scurrilous lightweight Bobby Brown (Ashton Sanders). As Clive Davis, Stanley Tucci captures the Arista mogul’s bone-dry dictator-mensch savoir faire.”

The citation concludes with the ravishing acclaim - “Whitney gets dragged down by forces both in and outside her. Yet through it all, her voice, her songs, her artistry of faith shines like a rapturous light.”

"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" opens exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines on Sunday, January 08, 2023.

"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award® winner Naomi Ackie, the film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant - and so emotional - journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before. Don’t you wanna dance?

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Anthony McCarten, produced by Anthony McCarten, Pat Houston, Clive Davis, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri, Matt Jackson, Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill, Matt Salloway, Christina Papagjika.

The film stars Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci, Ashton Sanders, Tamara Tunie, Nafessa Williams and Clarke Peters.

I Wanna Dance With Somebody is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

World Famous DJ Alesso "Road To Ultra" Electronic Music Festival at the SMDC Festival Grounds on December 17

Ovation Productions, promoter in the Philippines of the "Road To Ultra" electronic music festival presents world famous DJ Alesso on December 17, 2022 at the SMDC Festival Grounds. Also featured is Acraze.

Alesso (Alessandro Renato Rodolfo Lindblad) is a Swedish DJ and music producer who has worked with numerous artists, Including Tove Lo, Hailee Steinfeld, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, Usher, David Guetta, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Liam Payne, among others. He has performed at numerous music festivals including Coachella, ULTRA, Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland. In 2012, MTV named Alesso one of the "EDM Rookies to Watch" and has since gotten to be one of the world’s top DJs.

Hailing from Stockholm, Alesso won over his country from the very start of his career. His single Calling (Losing My Mind) with the legendary Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso and Grammy award-winning OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, was certified 2x Platinum in Sweden while also reaching no. 1 on Billboard’s US Hot Dance Club Songs.

Alesso’s ascension was sped up with the success of 2014’s Heroes (We Could Be) featuring Tove Lo which was certified platinum in the U.S. With his production genius and honest songwriting on full display, the track became a worldwide hit. Again, he reached no. 1 on Billboard’s US Dance Club Songs and was certified Platinum.

Alesso’s other hits include Remedy reaching no. 1 on the US Dance Airplay chart, When I’m Gone, Only You, If I Lose Myself, Under Control, In The Middle, Let Me Go, Is That For Me, among others

With his music and visuals, Alesso creates experiences that have made him one of the genre’s most celebrated performers. In 2012, he joined Madonna as the opener during her MDNA tour.

Alesso performs in Manila on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the SMDC Festival Grounds also featuring Acraze. Support Acts are Ace Ramos, Martin Pulgar, Marc Marasigan, Rico Arce, KATDJ, Deuce, Katsy Lee, and David Ardiente.

The much anticipated event is sponsored by ONE 2 SHOP, ANGKAS, TAPGO TV, and BUSINESS MIRROR. Radio partners are Wish 107.5, Magic 89.9, 99.5 Play FM, RX 93.1, Wave 89.1, Neo Retro 105.9, Home Radio 97.9. Produced by Ovation Productions. Tickets available via OVATIONTICKETS.COM and TICKETNET.COM.PH

Friday, December 09, 2022

OREO Partners with BLACKPINK for a Groundbreaking Collaboration of 2023

OREO, the world’s favorite cookie by Mondelēz International, is teaming up with South Korean mega girl group BLACKPINK for a ground-breaking OREO x BLACKPINK Collaboration. Fans of the iconic Oreo sandwich cookie and fans of BLACKPINK (BLINKs) can look forward to bespoke products and a slate of activities and engagements across platforms in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and South Korea in 2023.

We are thrilled to announce the biggest partnership of Oreo and BLACKPINK in Asia. Music is a key passion point and a great platform to spark playful connections with our consumers. Over the last decade, we have seen the enormous rise of K-pop and its far reaching influence on Asian culture. BLACKPINK is at the forefront of this and is one of the biggest icons of the generation. We look forward to bringing millions of Oreo fans and BLINKs together to create moments of play. We hope that the infectious energy of Oreo x BLACKPINK will inspire consumers to Stay Playful & join the exciting activities to follow. Watch this space for more to come!” said Vikram Chandratrey, Marketing Head, Oreo SEA & Indonesia, Mondelēz International.

The OREO x BLACKPINK collaboration will be rolled out across key markets in successive waves, and will feature two distinctively BLACKPINK-inspired variants. These products will hit the shelves of major retailers and e-commerce channels from early 2023, for a limited time only.

Details of special OREO x BLACKPINK activities and contests lined up to delight and reward fans will be revealed shortly. Collectors of BLACKPINK memorabilia can look forward to new additions to grow their collections as well.

Given its combined fanbase, OREO x BLACKPINK is set to join the collaboration hall of fame. OREO’s previous collaborative coups in partnership with showbusiness superstars include the monster success of OREO x Lady Gaga, a campaign that ran in the U.S., Canada and Europe in 2021. OREO x BLACKPINK is exclusively for Asian markets.

To get more about the exciting collaboration, visit Oreo Philippines’ official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OreoPhilippines.

EveryONe'S A SuSpect! "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" Shatters Netflix Worldwide on December 23.

Starting December 23, Netflix will begin streaming "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery," an American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman. It is the sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as master detective Benoit Blanc as he takes on a new case.

In this follow up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colorful suspects.

"Glass Onion" features an ensemble of high-caliber actors Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.

Streams in Netflix worldwide on December 23, 2022.

After 2 Years, Sarah Geronimo Returns to the 'ASAP Natin 'To' Stage this Sunday, December 11

It's a stacked Christmas fest filled with world-class concert acts from your favorite Kapamilya stars, featuring the ASAP return of Sarah G, a must-watch sing-off from Regine and Anne, plus a sweet treat from Coco and Jodi this Sunday (December 11) on "ASAP Natin 'To" on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

Making her much-awaited return on the ASAP stage, get ready for a showstopping performance from the country's Popstar Royalty, Sarah Geronimo, as she performs her freshest hit in the latest edition of "Sarah G Specials."

Plus, don't miss a one-of-a-kind vocal showdown from Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez and multimedia superstar Anne Curtis. Another holiday treat comes your way with a special duet from "Labyu With an Accent" stars Coco Martin and Jodi Sta. Maria.

Continue to feel the Christmas spirit with a series of yuletide hits performances from Erik Santos, Jolina Magdangal, Vina Morales, Nina, Maymay Entrata, Anji Salvacion, Alexa Ilacad, Fana, Karina Bautista, Vivoree, Edward Barber, Jameson Blake, Joao Constancia, Jin Macapagal, and the whole ASAP family with Robi Domingo and Luis Manzano.

The ASAP stage lights up with trending dance craze performance from ASAP's Queen of the Dancefloor herself, Kim Chiu, and a grand dancefloor comeback from Shaina Magdayao.

Keep the music rolling with a series of must-see collabs, featuring a rockoustic session from KD Estrada and Kice with Regine and Zsa Zsa Padilla; a trio act from Darren, Klarisse de Guzman, and Bamboo; plus a holiday serenade from Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, Kyla, and Morissette.

And cap it off with an inspiring yuletide act from Gary V, Martin, Zsa Zsa, Erik, Ogie, and Regine with Darren, Morrissette, Anji, Alexa, Laine, Jeremy G, Sheena Belarmino, Elha Nympha, Janine Berdin, Reiven Umali, JM Yosures, Khimo Gumatay, Sam Mangubat, Nyoy Volante, and Jason Dy in "The Greatest Showdown."

Don't miss this early Christmas fest from the country's longest-running musical variety show, "ASAP Natin 'To," this Sunday, 12 NN on local TV via Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, A2Z, and TV5, online through Kapamilya Online Live and iWantTFC, and worldwide via TFC.

Viewers who use any digital TV box at home, such as the TVplus box, only need to rescan their device to watch "ASAP Natin 'To" on TV5 and A2Z.

Sparkle Actor Kimson Tan Stars in Singaporean Movie "King of Hawkers"

The movie "King of Hawkers" has not yet started filming, but the copyright has already been sold to the largest broadcasting network in the Philippines - GMA Network. 

Filmmaker Sun Liren revealed in an interview with "Lianhe Zaobao": "I will fly there on November 30. The movie has been sold to theaters and TV."

Philippine idol artist Kimson Tan joins the cast

Sun Liren's film festival style "Won't Go Home Tonight" not only casts local actors Zeng Shimei and others, but also Korean artists. He revealed that after "Today", the next films will develop regionally, so "The Hawker King" will With Filipino idol artist Kimson Tan.

The movie tells the story of a single mother returning to Hong Kong, inheriting her mother's stall in a hawker center, and the business is booming. When a big Hong Kong consortium wants to buy it, the single mother realizes that the other party is her playboy ex-husband. 

Kimson Tan will play Liu Jinsun, a gourmet peddler. He is impulsive, straightforward, speaks without thinking, often offends people, and is self-righteous. He and Chen Bei, the beautiful daughter of a single mother, are happy friends, and the two join forces to fight against the takeover of the big consortium.

Sun Liren said: "Although Kimson Tan is not a leading actor, he plays a very important role." Kimson Tan was born in China and grew up in the Philippines. He speaks fluent Chinese, is 1.85 cm tall, and has a handsome appearance. Sun Liren said that at this stage it is inconvenient to reveal who will play the male and female protagonists.

Celebrity chef Lin Baoshun serves as food consultant

Sun Liren believes that next year will be a very hot year for local food culture. He said: "Local food is sold overseas. For example, New York has local food. "King of Hawkers" is actually promoting local food." "Little" by Situ Bi screenwriter, he has participated in the screenwriting of Feng Weizhong's movie "The Best Guy".

There are many food scenes in the film "Little", and Sun Liren hired Lin Baoshun (John See), who had co-organized the movie gourmet private kitchen with him a while ago, and "moved" the delicious food on the screen to the table, as a food consultant. Celebrity chef Lin Baoshun won gold and silver medals in the food industry when he was young, and served as a food consultant for many movies, including "Crazy Rich" starring Michelle Yeoh and others. In "Little", he will bring more than 50 dishes of Lion City delicacies to the big screen, so that the audience will have a "sightseeing".

Sun Liren teamed up with Changxin Media to produce "The King of Hawkers" with a production cost of 1.8 million yuan. It is expected to start filming locally in March or April next year. Sun Liren said: "It is expected to be released at the end of next year or during the Lunar New Year in 2024."

Thursday, December 08, 2022

Nadine Lustre Can See Dead People in 'Deleter'

Nadine Lustre returns to big screen via the Metro Manila Film Festival 2022 movie entry “Deleter.”

This techno-horror film helmed by Mikhail Red also stars McCoy Deleon, Louise delos Reyes, and Jeffrey Hidalgo.

Based on a script by Mikhail and Nikolas Red, the film follows Lyra, who works shifts at a shadowy online content moderation office where employees, known as deleters, are tasked with the process of filtering graphic uploads from reaching social media platforms. The responsibility of censorship proves bearable for Lyra, whom her co-workers, as well as her boss Simon, observe as a cold person unfazed by the disturbing imagery she sees on a daily basis. What they do not know is that Lyra hides a deep trauma. Lyra’s attempt to erase and forget her past has forced her to don an apathetic face to the horrors of the world.

“Deleter” is showing in cinemas nationwide on December 25, 2022.

MAYA Spreads Christmas Joy with "Merry Money Holiday" Promo

All-in-one money and digital banking app Maya is giving its users an early Christmas treat with its Merry Money Holiday Promo! With a total of PHP 2,000,000.00 worth of cash prizes at stake, you can join in the merriment by simply paying with Maya from November 23 to December 20, 2022.

Every week, there are 2 ways you can win with Maya’s Merry Money Holiday Promo:

  • Make at least 10 qualified transactions and win a share of the weekly cash prize pool starting at PHP 100,000.00. 
  • Send money to a unique user via the new @username feature or pay via QR, online, or Maya Card, and get the chance to be one of the ten weekly winners of PHP 10,000.00, or ten weekly recipients of the MAYA VIP PASS – which offers free InstaPay transfers and ATM withdrawals for one year, and Lifetime Maya Card Renewal!

More Maya transactions equal more raffle entries and more chances of winning!

Completely free to download and register, Maya packs a feature-rich e-wallet, an inclusive digital bank, and everything else you need to save, spend, grow, and manage your money—right from your smartphone.

To learn more about the promo, visit maya.ph/merrymoneyholiday

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Charo Santos Reunites with 31 "MMK" Letter Senders in "MMK Grand Kumustahan"

Charo Santos exchanges heart-to-heart conversations with 31 letter senders in a two-hour special titled "MMK Grand Kumustahan," which will premiere this Friday (December 9) at 6PM on MMK and ABS-CBN's YouTube channel and Facebook page and iWantTFC.

The "MMK Grand Kumustahan" serves as a reunion of Charo and the letter senders throughout the 31 years of the program.

From feel-good chronicles to societal narratives, various letter senders talk about how "MMK" changed their lives and share life updates after their stories got featured on the program.

Charo and Dimples Romana, who will serve as the hosts of this special show, are also revisiting some of the "MMK" episodes that they were a part of.

It will feature some of the classic episodes of "MMK” including "Garapon" starred by Carlo Aquino and Jaclyn Jose, "Regalo" starred by Vilma Santos-Recto and Maja Salvador, "Courageous Catie" starred by Shaina Magdayao and JC de Vera, "Balsa" starred by Zanjoe Marudo, and many more.

Don't miss "MMK Grand Kumustahan" on Friday, 6PM on MMK and ABS-CBN's YouTube channel and Facebook page, MMK’s Twitter and Tiktok page, and iWantTFC.

Get a Chance to Win Louis Tomlinson’s Latest Album “Faith In The Future”

Louis Tomlinson is back and ready to take a hold of the music scene again! He delighted fans last month when he released his long-awaited second album, “Faith In The Future,” which captures his optimistic world view.

Whilst recording the album, Louis had a specific goal: to produce a collection of songs befitting an anthemic live show. Fans who have listened to the album would know that he not only succeeded, but went above and beyond. The album portrays Louis in a more confident light, and it’s evident in how he experimented with his songs without losing his signature sound.

If you’re someone who wants to listen to Louis’ album on repeat, you’re in luck! Warner Music Philippines has “Faith In The Future” vinyls and CDs up for grabs for fans who will be joining their giveaway. See the details below:

Spot the Louis truck and get a chance to own a “Faith In The Future” Album!

It’s time to keep your eyes peeled for the Louis Tomlinson truck! By simply posting a video or photo with it, you get a chance to win incredible merch.

TikTok Mechanics

  • Post a video of you finding the Louis truck roaming around Metro Manila on TikTok and use the hashtag #SpotLouisTomlinsonMNL.
  • Tag @warnermusicph on your most impressive take on #SpotLouisTomlinson video on TikTok.
  • Don’t forget to use Louis Tomlinson’s Silver Tongue as audio on your video!
  • Your account must be public to qualify.
  • The giveaway is open to Philippine residents only.
  • The giveaway runs from December 9, 2022 to January 14, 2023.
  • Four (4) participants will be chosen via lucky draw, and will each get a vinyl of “Faith In The Future”!
  • Winners will be contacted via DM.

Twitter Mechanics

  • Post a photo of you with the Louis truck and use the hashtag #SpotLouisTomlinsonMNL.
  • Tag @warnermusicph, @Louis_Tomlinson and @LTHQOfficial on your post.
  • Your account must be public to qualify.
  • The giveaway is open to Philippine residents only.
  • The giveaway runs from December 9, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
  • Four (4) participants will be chosen via lucky draw, and will each get an album CD of “Faith In The Future”!
  • Winners will be contacted via DM.

The Louis truck will be taking different routes along Katipunan, Taft, Manila, Pasay, and C5. To get an idea on the truck’s whereabouts, fans simply have to check Warner Music Philippines’ official Facebook page.

Giveaway winners will surely enjoy having physical copies of “Faith In The Future,” and it’s something they can play over and over again because the album gets better with every listen.

Earlier this year, Louis announced extensive tour dates for North America, the UK and Europe for 2023. The tour will visit the US and Canada from May to July next year, followed by the UK and Europe from August to November, including a date at London's O2 Arena. Fans in other parts of the world will have to wait and see if Louis will announce additional tour dates.

It’s clear that Louis took his time in creating “Faith In The Future,” and it was well worth the wait. As a musician, the English singer and songwriter continues to grow into his own person. He’s starting to show the full capabilities of his talents, something that’s obvious from the colorful variety in his album.

So whether you’re looking for an indie-punk inspired track, a summer anthem, or a poignant retrospective, “Faith In The Future” is the album for you.

Vice Ganda’s Movies, Star Cinema Classics, and Restored Films to Stream for Free on ABS-CBN Superview YouTube

ABS-CBN Superview on YouTube is stacked with must-watch movies and series for the Christmas season which viewers can binge-watch this December.

Get into the holiday season and laugh out loud with a movie marathon of ‘The Unkabogable Star’ Vice Ganda’s movies “Beauty and the Bestie,” “Fantastica,” “The Mall The Merrier,” “Sisterakas,” “Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin,” “Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin,” “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy,” and “Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad.”

Also available on ABS-CBN's Superview for the whole family to enjoy is Christian Bables, Martin Del Rosario, and Paulo Ballesteros' "The Panti Sisters,” which viewers can enjoy for free for the first time on YouTube for a limited time only, as well as other LGBT-themed movies "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes" and “Bromance: My Brother’s Romance.”

Spend the night in by watching heartwarming and family-oriented movies that will surely make viewers laugh and cry at the same time. Choose from “Four Sisters and a Wedding,” “Ang Tanging Ina Last Na ‘To,” and “Seven Sundays.”

Cuddle with loved ones and feel the ‘kilig’ in Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo’s “Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo,” the romantic-comedy “Past Tense” starring Xian Lim and Kim Chiu, and “BFF: Best Friends Forever,” where Sharon Cuneta and AiAi Delas Alas put their friendship to the test after falling in love with one man. There is also the iWantTFC original series starring JoRox, “Hoy, Love You!” seasons one and two.

Viewers can also enjoy restored classic films on ABS-CBN Superview such as ‘The Star for All Seasons’ Vilma Santos’ “Tag-ulan sa Tag-araw,” “Kapag Langit ang Humatol,” and “Ikaw ay Akin,” as well as “Mga Bilanggong Birhen,” “Nunal sa Tubig,” and “Captain Barbell.”

Enjoy all of these and more for free for a limited time via ABS-CBN Superview by subscribing to the YouTube channels of ABS-CBN Entertainment, Cinema One, Cinemo, iWantTFC, Star Cinema, Jeepney TV, Yey, and Black Sheep.

Monday, December 05, 2022

Make Your Noche Buena a Family Feast with These 5 Yummy, Extra-Ordinary Christmas Pasta

Filipino families have different ways of enjoying Noche Buena during Christmas. Some usually have their go-to dishes, including recipes that were passed down from moms and lolas.

One staple in Noche Buena spreads are pasta dishes, like macaroni salad and sweet Filipino spaghetti. While you have favorite recipes na nakasanayan, you can try something new to make your pasta dishes extra special for Christmas this year. To do this, make sure that you have quality ingredients, like El Real Pasta, to whip up a delicious dish that your loved ones will enjoy.

The possibilities with pasta or "pastabilities" are endless, so here are some recipes you can do for your Christmas spread:

Creamy Bistek Tagalog Pasta

Incorporate the flavors of the Filipino-favorite ulam Bistek Tagalog to your pasta dish, but with a creamy twist. The beef will be marinated in soy sauce, calamansi, and garlic for 30 minutes before pan-frying and simmering it in marinade. Complete the savory sauce with all-purpose cream and let it simmer for a couple minutes or until thick. Mix in the al dente El Real Flat Spaghetti, and top it with onion rings, chopped spring onions, and parmesan cheese.

Sushi Bake

This popular merienda can also become a hit during Noche Buena. Recreate a sushi bake by switching up the rice with El Real Elbow Macaroni. Just mix the macaroni with homemade aburi sauce and top it off with shredded crab sticks, diced mangoes, and ebiko flakes. Bake it in an oven for 10 minutes, and voila, you have a pasta-fied sushi bake in time for Noche Buena.

Lechon Paksiw Pasta

Did you know that you can add lechon to your pasta dish? The Lechon Paksiw Pasta uses El Real Flat Spaghetti with shredded lechon meat, lechon sauce, all-purpose cream, and various vegetables for the sauce. This savory pasta dish may not be your usual recipe, but the tasty lechon paksiw flavor of the pasta will surely impress guests. It's also a great way to use up leftover lechon from previous gatherings and incorporate the ingredient to your Noche Buena meal.

Pasta Valenciana

Make your El Real Spaghetti fancy by turning it into Pasta Valenciana. This Spanish paella-inspired dish is made with tomato paste, onion, and garlic for the sauce, and chicken and carrots for the toppings. It requires you to place the pasta in the sauce while it's simmering in a saucepan until the bottom is toasted. Assemble the Pasta Valenciana and serve for a hearty Noche Buena meal.

Nutty Rainbow Salad Delight

For dessert, you can make an elevated version of the classic macaroni salad using walnuts and cashews. After prepping and cooking the El Real Elbow Macaroni and fruit cocktail, mix them in a bowl with Kremdensada until they're well-incorporated. Top it off with cheese, walnuts, and cashews for an added saltiness and crunchiness. This will be the perfect ending for your Noche Buena.

Make Christmas more special and memorable with El Real Pasta. Find more inspiration and discover more creative pasta recipes for your Noche Buena needs over at the Real Pastabilities website www.realpastabilities.com.

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