Philippine Showbiz Today Vol 13 No 24 - Page 8

8 Philippine Showbiz Today December 22 , 2018 - January 7, 2019 Jan. 22-Feb.7, 2015 This is where Darna is going to be filmed Love Jacked (PG) ***    Fatal Attraction! Love is the most vexing emotion ever.  Prepare to see your hearts warmly massaged with the wonderfully timed Love Jacked. How nice it is to experience a small film  with meaningful performances. Thanks to Red Eye Media, you can start your holiday season with the right spirit by taking in this glowing will she / won’t she affair at the International Village Cinemas and select Cineplex screens around B.C. No one can account for good taste - or finding the right     match. Lost in love, Maya has a tough time finding mister right - especially living under the roof of her rather overbearing dad Ed. Watch the sparks fly between Amber Stevens West and Keith David as the two become engulfed over a possible walk down the aisle. Ah, but viewers don’t despair as there are some wild twists to the pending nuptials not the least of which is an African interloper.        Paying homage a bit to Eddie Murphy’s classic Coming to America Maya somehow loses her head to a potential African beau. Things get even more complicated (and hilarious) when somehow a petty con enters the fray in an unbelievable switch that should leave onlookers In stitches. Yes, the con is on in this zestful playful escapade.          Family turmoil that never lets up spells big time laughs in this fun romantic  lark that has some solid performances. Get your good cheer on with one wacky family.● ABS-CBN Corporation marked its 65th founding anniversary with the inauguration of its state-of-the-art and brand new sound stages in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan last week, Dec. 12. The studios will host the productions of upcoming television series, The Faithful Wife and the much-anticipated Liza Soberano starrer Darna film in the second quarter of 2019. ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak said the two sound stages were built to support the company’s efforts towards expanding its audience and content output beyond the Philippines and to foreign audiences. “We want to bring ABS- CBN content to the international stage, and having a state-of- the-art facility and a world-class production team is a big step for us towards that direction and dream,” Katigbak said. ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez added, “What I’m most proud of about this project is that we’re creating Hollywood-level sound stages which puts us at par with the rest of the world.” This project was the brainchild of ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III, who saw that building the studios is the best way to keep in step with the world’s top entertainment companies, which shoot bigger continued from PAGE 9