Maine Mendoza, Pokwang Top-Bill Fresh Comedy Programs on BuKo Originals

MANILA, Philippines, 2 August 2021 – Cignal TV Inc., the country’s premier direct-to-home satellite provider and leader in Pay TV, seals its strong partnership with powerhouse TV and film production company APT Entertainment Inc. with the launch of BuKo (short for Buhay Komedya), the first-ever 24-hour local comedy channel that brings the best of Filipino …

Sharon Cuneta’s ‘Revirginized,’ Rico Blanco’s ‘Songbook’ to air on SKY Pay-Per-View

“Revirginized,” megastar Sharon Cuneta’s much-talked about return to the movies is set to rock her fans as its airs on SKY Pay-Per-View starting August 6 (Friday).  Viva Films’ newest offering from young director Darryl Yap presents the not-so-ordinary movie comeback of Megastar Sharon Cuneta in “Revirginized” as she gives life to the role of Carmela, …

Cinemalaya Short ‘Pugon’ director calls casting Soliman Cruz, Andrea del Rosario a blessing

Cinemalaya has been a platform for artists to show their talents and to be discovered by the mainstream media. Having a newbie star in the Cinemalaya 2021 Short Pugon, it makes one wonder how and why they got the part. “Audition. Bilang director kasi, kalahati ng trabaho mo tapos na after ng casting. And alam …

Digitally restored ‘Kung Mawawala Ka’ streams at Sagip Pelikula Fest on KTX

Movie aficionados will have a chance to revisit one of the ’90s award-winning movies as ABS-CBN Film Restoration delivers the restored version of Reyna Films’ 1993 family-drama hit “Kung Mawawala Ka Pa,” starring Christopher de Leon, Dawn Zulueta, and Amy Austria at the ongoing Sagip Pelikula Festival on KTX.    Directed by Jose Mari Avellana from …

John Lloyd Cruz, Joel Torre, Cherie Gil, Jun Sabayton and Ronnie Lazaro star in Globe Studios’ YouTube comedy ‘Ang Fraile’

Just before July ends, Globe Studios unveils on its YouTube channel a brand new series that gives what people need at this time: a good laugh. Premiering at 8 pm on July 30, 2021, Friday, is “Ang Fraile,” (“The Friar”) a two-part comedy series that stars comebacking heartthrob John Lloyd Cruz with comedian Jun Sabayton and …

‘Gameboys’ now an international co-production

At the height of the pandemic in 2020, GAMEBOYS, considered to be the Philippines first hit “Boys Love” series, premiered on YouTube, and proved so successful that by 2021, it was picked up by Netflix globally, aired on Philippine Television on GMA’s Heart of Asia channel and spawned “GAMEBOYS THE MOVIE” which is now showing …

4 Things We Learned from Watching UPSTREAM’s ‘A Girl and A Guy’

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake A Girl and A Guy as a typical coming-of-age romance film sprinkled with a few risque scenes for good measure. But digging deeper into UPSTREAM’s first original film in partnership with GMovies, important stories about relationships, career, growing up, and navigating life in the middle of a pandemic were also told. Young …

Digitally restored ‘Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo’ showing on KTX as part of Sagip Pelikula Festival

Laugh out loud to the grand and wacky wedding of 2006 as ABS-CBN Film Restoration presents the digitally restored and remastered version of Star Cinema’s romantic-comedy hit “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo,” starring real-life partners Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, starting July 15 (Thursday) on the Sagip Pelikula Festival on KTX.ph.    With its original story written …

Viu Original “Still” series features star-studded lineup, tickets available now

Filipino creatives are still here, and they’re bursting at the seams. Top creatives in cinema, music, and theater are all fired up to keep creating despite all the frustrations brought about by seemingly endless restrictions. The need to make their voices heard and amplified triggered the creation of “Still”.  “Still” is an 8-episode musical narrative …

Cloe Barretto, Marco Gomez, and Jason Abalos heat up the screen in ‘Silab’

Newbie actors Cloe Barretto and Marco Gomez, with versatile actor Jason Abalos star in Joel Lamangan’s latest erotic drama Silab. A beautiful young woman just got married, but she hooks up with another man despite having a hunk for a husband. Not once, but over and over again. Silab, a film by Joel Lamangan, tells …