Coco Martin had to go out of his way and appease some sectors who were supposedly offended with his ‘woman on a leash’ act at the Naked Truth Bench show sometime ago. It appears that sensitivity ruled the day and the weight of the alleged dastardly act fell on the popular actors head. The blaming game IS totally off. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
At 32 … COCO MARTIN , a few years back hailed as Philippine Indie Prince [eventually King] is now a certified SUPERSTAR. The mere mention of his name sparkles up imaginary marquees and in monetary symbols. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
Half-a-ghost-of-a-chance along a journey on the facets of Philippine Independent Cinema, a face will persistently shadow upon some filmic meandering and tattoo on minds a subtle allure so totally fresh and unique. The face has a name : MERCEDES CABRAL. A name now casually being dropped as THE QUEEN OF PHILIPPINE INDIE. A title that so far nobody has attempted to refute since this twenty-five year old actress who never dreamed of becoming such as a child, fits the tag perfectly. ‘I only wanted to paint… I wasn’t aware then that I will eventually end up as an actress; My passion for painting grew up with me so I took up Fine Arts at the state university,” she languorously surmised as I grab some of her moments while being made up for a pictorial. Looking at her now , you can’t help but retrace the Mercedes you saw on ‘SERBIS’, her third film outing wherein she had no qualms dipping herself into the now taunted risqué scene with Coco Martin. Finely etched into the digital realm, Director Brilliante Mendoza was dead sure that he had a gem in his hands. Word around and beyond the industry now distinctly projects her as Mendoza’s muse : “ If Brocka had Hilda Koronel; Bernal had Rita Gomez; Goseingfiao had Alma Moreno… Brilliante Mendoza has Mercedes Cabral!” She breathes that Mendoza taught her how to carefully knot the nittier-grittier ropes of the trade. When asked to describe her mentor , she only has one word and said in awe : ‘Genius’. To top it all, when she graced Cannes Film Festival in 2008, she was no less acknowledged with the MOST BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS award ; an endearing tribute to the Filipina beauty . Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
Mukhang tuloy pa rin ang exodus ng mga indie actors papunta sa mas malawak na hiwa ng industriyang libangan sa Pilipinas. Hindi rin tatawaran ang angkin nilang talento sa pag-arte nariyan na nga sina COCO MARTIN at MERCEDES CABRAL na namamayagpag sa mundo ng telebisyon. Magpatuloy sa pagbasa
Yes, ‘sasambulat’ dahil medyo unexpected masyado ang team up nina COCO MARTIN at ANGELINE QUINTO. Masaya naman ang world dahil ang isang upstart ay nabibiyayaan ng ganitong break early on her career as a Regine Velasquez clone after winning some forgettable tv singing contest. Medyo unexpected din dahil ang hirap ‘intindihin’ ang hilatsada ng kanyang face at di mo kaagad mamemorize dahil hindi siya ang typical na gandang karaniwang nagiging ‘star’. Let’s face it, Angeline’s face is so stiff and needs a lot of facescaping para ma-soften ang edges para sumakto siya sa frame. Of course, kikita ang pelikulang ito with all its pretentious kwakwas (typical of StarCinema movies) dahil si COCO MARTIN ang lead actor. Coco who is so sikat and has a great following. If ever … ‘if’ na ‘ever’ pa – na magflopchynnaortalez ang sineng itey ; it will only mean one thing : ibalik sa drawing board ang konseptong ‘Angeline Quinto’. Sa destiny lines kasi niya ang daming dapat baguhin , her face, her speaking voice, her enunciation, her conduct, her body and most especially her psychological switchboard. Masculine kasi masyado ang dating ni Angeline sa tatlong anggulo niya ; the last one is just a heartbeat of femininity. Kaya ganun. Directed by Jerome Pobocan who must have been enormously challenged doing this opus. Choz.