Philippine Showbiz Today Vol 13 No 24 - Page 15

December 22, 2018 - January 7, 2019 January 8-21, 2015 “Exchange Gift’s” pilot episode wins national Manila Film Festival 2018 (Part 1) TV ratings… KC AND PAULO’S “GIVE LOVE,” One Great Love A HIT AMONG VIEWERS AND NETIZENS 44th Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2019 Directed by Eric Quizon, stars Dennis Trillo, Kim Chiu, JC de Vera, Marlo actors Mortel, Miles Ocam- and Paulo about to discover how hard it is to keep a happily mar- Award-winning po, Nina Dolino - KC In Concepcion the movie, Avelino quickly JC, got TV Dennis, and viewers Kim hooked portray with their ULHGOLIH":LOOWKH\VWLOOEHDEOHWRIXO¿OOWKHSURPLVHV chemistry as the pilot episode of “Give in Love on they made to each other when they start to encounter characters that get entangled Christmas Presents Exchange Gift” won national TV big changes in their family? a love triangle. Kim is Zyra Paez, ratings. a woman who believes that only “Give Love on Christmas” is composed of three Based on data from Kantar Media last Monday stories that revolve around family, relationships, and love will complete her and bring (January 5), KC and Paulo’s “Exchange Gift” scored love. These include Paulo and KC’s “Exchange Gift,” her joy. JC is Carl Mauricio, Zyra’s D QDWLRQDO79 UDWLQJ RI  RU ¿YH SRLQWV KLJKHU Eddie Garcia, Aiko Melendez, Dimples Romana, Car- “one great love.” However, be- compared to of its Carl’s rival program in GMA “The Ryzza lo Aquino, and Louise Abuel’s “The Gift Giver,” and cause turbulent past, he Mae Show” (7.2%). Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador’s “The Gift of unintentionally keeps hurting the Aside from ratings, the third featured story of the Life.” woman he loves. hit Kapamilya Christmas TV special also conquered It is a Christmas special produced by Dreamscape Dennis is Ian Arcano, Zyra’s social dependable networking sites such who as Twitter friend, eventu- where the Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rat- hashtag became a nationwide ing TV masterpieces such as “Walang Hanggan,” “Ina ally #GLOCExchangeGift falls in love with her. As their trending topic because of the romantic scenes of KC with Kapatid Anak,” and “Juan JC dela in Cruz,” and “Ikaw Lamang.” Dennis lives intertwine, the story shows scenes and Paulo’s characters Anna and Christian. Don’t miss the continuation of “Give Love on this project. Eric revealed that how we all seek love, but see it Meanwhile, TV viewers will surely fall in love Presents Gift” weekdays. For Kim in got Christmas nervous since this Exchange was a differently. the next episodes of “Give on Christmas more “Give Love on Christmas,” first for her. “If information an actor is about sincere The film also Love features Eric as Presents Exchange Gift” now Dante, that Anna and never Christian YLVLWWKHVKRZ¶VRI¿FLDOVRFLDOQHWZRUNLQJVLWHV7ZLWW- and de- passionate about her craft, Zyra’s father, who got have cided to tie the will Anna but and later Christian ter .com/DreamscapePH and this face doesn’t become a challenge. over his knot. “one How great love,” the new chapter of that their he relationship that they scapePH. This are becomes easy, not just for discovers deserves now a sec- ond shot. Nina is Annie, Dante’s the director and staff, but also for second wife, a firm believer that the actors involved. Of course, “one great love” exists. Miles is you’d hear Kim shriek after each Zyra’s practical-thinking sister, scene. This is because she is al- Jemi, who challenges Zyra’s view ready anticipating what her fans about love. Marlo is Bryan Go- will think,” said Eric, adding that mez, a loving, free-spirited guy he took pride in saying that Den- nis, JC and Kim “leveled up as who falls for Jemi. It is interesting to note that actors in this movie.”● - Marinel R. CRUZ, Inq. Kim filmed a couple of love Vilma leads Papal welcome Fantastica Sa akin bilang artist, nagsisilbi si Pope the visiting Pope’s activities because Mar- Francis as inspiration,” Batangas Gov. Vil- ian and him will be on their honeymoon in ma Santos-Recto enthusiastically welcomes Europe. “We know we’ll be blessed by him the Papal visit. She knows too well what the as he will bless all Filipinos,” he assures. visit brings: “Bukod sa respeto sa religion, For sure, Pope Francis’ visit has blessed is on the verge of being evicted napakalawak ng pag-iisip at pang-unawa us, bringing a new spirituality, even among from their land by the family of niya para subuking intindihin ang totoong entertainers. Bellat’s former best friend, Dong buhay ng tao lalo na sa modernong pana- Perhaps, one of the most blessed in the Nam (Dingdong), until an old hon!” country is - Vic Sotto. “Dami kong bless- TeL # (604) 439 1113 friend, Prince Pryce (Richard), Pope Francis refuses to be garbed in ings this year. Blessing ang maging senior comes and offers a deal—if Bellat # 306 - 4603 Kingsway Ave. Metropointe Bldg. Burnaby, princely garments and prefers common citizen. May senior citizen card na BC ako. May helps him find the lost princesses, ( Free parking stalls available) transportation to go to work to align himself 20-percent discount na ako sa restaurants. Rapusleya (Loisa), Maulan (May- with the common people. Such acts bring Libre akong makakapanood ng My Big may) and Ariella (Kisses) of the Catholics — including gays and pro-abor- Bossing sa Makati,” Vic shares. magical land called “Fantastica,” tionists — into the fold of the Church. “Isa “Pero Eat, Bulaga! is my biggest bless- New patients always welcome. he will help rebuild the carnival. si Pope Francis na ehemplo ng pagpapak- ing. Hindi biro ang abutin kami ng 36 years (We speak Cebuano, Tagalog & Ilokano.) In preparation for their re- umbaba na dapat matularan sa aming indus- sa TV. But sa tingin ko, ang biggest blessing turn to “Fantastica,” everyone triya!” Gov. Vilma proclaims. ay darating pa this year,” alluding to his of- Inspiration begets inspiration. This mo- ¿FLDOHQWU\WRWKH0HWUR0DQLOD)LOP realizes that the portal can only tivated visual artist Dante Hipolito to paint Festival. But he twisted, “Ang magpasaya be opened by gathering 10,000 Gov. Vilma with Pope Francis in the 29” x ng tao nitong Pasko is my biggest bless- claps and laughter, and the only 24” oil on canvas titled Salubong. A distinct ing.” Dr. Cecile Tumusok-Aparte way to achieve this is to relaunch style of vibrant rural realism, it follows Pope Asked what blessing in 2015 he will “The Perfect Show” that “Perya Francis’ didactic intentions. seek from Pope Francis upon his arrival, he Wurtzbach” was once known for. 'DQWHGLGWKLVE\UHGH¿QLQJDUWZKDWKH replied, “Wala na para sa akin. Sana i-bless Together with family and terms as Composite Realism, which is the niya ang mga biktima ng Supertyphoon Yo- friends, Bellat aims to pull this off VPRRWKLQWHUSOD\RI¿OPPDNLQJHOHPHQWVRI landa.” Directed by Barry Gonza- to save their home. production design, photography and digital Believe it or not, even Robin Padilla, Lead star Vice Ganda made les, starring Vice Ganda, Rich- art based on his experience in stage produc- who is Muslim and who thinks of himself as sure to cast some of today’s hot- tion and advertising. Thus, he creates a Dantes, dis- D UHYROXWLRQDU\ LGHQWL¿HV ZLWK 3RSH )UDQ- ard Gutierrez, Dingdong tinctively exuberant depictions of country cis. He thinks of the papal visit in positive Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, test love teams to ensure the life on Loisa their basic principles. Ronnie Alonte, movie’s box-office success. terms, “Gustong-gusto ko siyang pumunta Andalio, In an ambiance of rural peace and pros- sa Pilipinas kasi he’s pro-poor at rebolusyo- song We Are All God’s Children. Rita Avila new hope with his understanding that Ca- “Every year, you have to make Kisses Delavin, Donny Pangilinan, perity, Bela Dante Padilla, shows Gov. Vilma as a farmer wrote sure the inspirational books is The successful. Invisible tholicism is not the Church but its faithful,” naryo.” your project Ryan Bang and Jac- leading lyn stars (from left) Gary Valenciano, Wings Robin hopes, “Sana maimpluwensya- and can 8 Ways to Comfort Grace be the actor reasons out. You never tell—it with might Jose Sen. Grace Poe, Marian Rivera, Dingdong and sent han niya ang mga politiko.” He is against them as gifts to Pope Francis. He goes on to explain what makes Pope your last. I’d be crazy not to do revolves around Dingdong, on the other hand, believes Francis different: “Hindi doctrine ang gum- the corruption brought about by capitalism, Dantes, Coco “Fantastica” Martin and Kris Aquino who that, especially since we’re from Bellat (Vice), who wants to re- are also costumed as country people in the Filipinos also home be brought closer to Every- God agabay sa kanya kundi papaano ang dok- and many other actions and declarations not the will same network. build the carnival called “Perya festive welcome. with religious doctrines. by Pope Francis’ apostolic visit including one who I think could help make trina nito ay maiintindihan ng tao at lalong consistent Wurtzbach” it from bank- Other entertainers to are save passionate about As Pope Francis’ love is universal, our himself, new wife Marian and, for that mat- maglalapit sa kanila sa Diyos at sa Kanyang this a success is welcome,” Simbahan.” ruptcy. visit The as “perya” also Rivera serves as Pope Francis’ well. Jamie entertainers have claimed his blessing.( Ed- ter, all our film entertainers. Vice declared. The film with is a him Star But Dingdong will not be able to witness gar O. Cruz .PS) home, along with his in mother praises his his humility and compassion her “Ibang klase siya. He brings Fec (Jaclyn), and adopted broth- ers Daks (Ronnie), Pepe (Edward) and Junjun (Donny). Because of debts, the family Cinema production.● - Marinel R. CRUZ, Inq. Part 2 on PNT Dec. 26 issue next week