Enrique Gil epitomizes the new mestizo look. His fairness is well kept with his disarming charm especially when he slices the air with his million-worth smile. The Cebuano gentleness in him further leave an engaging calmness that whenever he is on screen there is this ticklish sensation that makes you giggle a bit. He truly is the hot guy on the block and when he taught us all how to doughie, there wasn’t turning back ENRIQUE GIL effortlessly slew the boredom of the local showbiz beat! He has already made a name for himself in several photoplays and lately rumors have it that it was he who the crowd lined up for and not a Dingdong Dantes or a Bea Alonzo in StarCinema’s SHE’S THE ONE. He is the gold that everybody wants to mine now but definitely the credits go to ABS-CBN network that nurtured him right for the game. He is soon to star in his own big dome affair which will further showcase his stupefying dance moves among other exciting treats!
Still a part of STAR CINEMA‘s string-of-anniversary-films Chinay star KIM CHUI lounges into some ugliness to perfectly fit the lead on ‘BAKIT HINDI KA CRUSH NG CRUSH MO’, film adaptation of Ramon Bautista’s book of the same title [subtitled At Iba Pang Technique Kung Paano Makaka-Move On sa Wasak na Puso]. The book is a hilarious take on how human beings should accept the concept of the mind, the heart and sexual desires as the basic factors of existence and interaction. You will never find anything that is not rationale [hopefully] on the premise therefore Joyce Bernal is all to credit or discredit for any pitfall found on the final cut. Kim stars with XIAN LIM among other Star Cinema regulars.
It could not happen to a better actor [the least to a chance] to star in two films in a festival. Well, sometimes it does and that sometime is this year’s CINEMALAYA Independent Film Festival where PAULO AVELINO is expected to generate excitement and anticipation as he topbills in Tarrog’s ‘SANA DATI’ and Yapan’s ‘DEBOSYON’. Whispering waves echoing through the industry has it that he stands another great chance of winning an award for either… or both! Undoubtedly, Avelino’s depth and expository thespian range is a hard nut to crack while lavishing on the boyish masculine charm it comes from. This early? Yes, this early… CONGRATULATIONS PAULO! Luv Yah! Luv Yah? Yes, close kami noh???
The July issue of ISDA MAGAZINE features this year’s Cannes sensation ANGELI BAYANI. Having the pleasure of doing the cover story, here is an excerpt of the raw version: Has she landed softly back to reality after being sent to stratospheric heights by the deafening standing ovation her films (Singapore’s “ILO-ILO” and Lav Diaz “NORTE, HANGGANAN NG KASAYSAYAN) received in the recent Cannes Film Festival? Honestly? Yes. Honestly, but ANGELI BAYANI would rather puff some smoke and give you a girlish gaze trailed by an enigmatic smile. ‘Actually, na-ooffend ako sa mga tanong kung nakababa na raw ba ako… let’s face it , part yan ng job mo bilang actor na tanggapin ang karangalan para sa mga obrang sinalihan mo ; yes , to receive a Cannes approval so to speak is all glamorous and stuff, but at the end of the day – it’s still part of your job!’ Never underestimate this lovely petite actress who is at the prime of league; her craft comes first and the accolade the may be thrown her way are tasty sprinkles on the icing. ‘I can never sit back or float on a pool relishing on how it felt to be there , much less being acknowledged! I’m a working actress and the affirmation comes with the load of work that may come my way now…’
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- Singaporean Wins Camera d’Or At Cannes Film Festival (drinkteabesocial.com)
- Cannes still loves Lav (entertainment.inquirer.net)
In One True Love, a medical intern named Migs (Dingdong) will have to deal with the conflict between his heart and his mind. After three years of courtship, he is about to get married to Joy (Marian), a nurse who works in the same hospital as him. However, days before the wedding, his first love Bella (Iza) returns to the Philippines. The balikbayan is still single and still in love with Migs, whom she broke up with in the past when her family migrated to the United States for their restaurant business. The women in Migs’s life try to get along with each other but knowing that they are both in love with the same man give rise to feelings of jealousy and envy. When Migs gets into an accident, he develops lacunar amnesia, a type of amnesia that blocks off time periods from one’s memory. In his case, it blocks off the three years that he was in love with Joy and leaving him with memories of Bella. oy finds it difficult to accept what happened to her loved one. The nurse vows to make his heart remember what his mind cannot. But can she compete with Bella, his childhood sweetheart? Migs is confused by the attention lavished upon him by Joy but all that he remembers is his love for Bella. The balikbayan takes advantage of his love the second time around but deep inside, she feels guilty for taking away Migs from Joy. Can Bella find it in her heart to continue with this situation or will she let go of Migs? Can Migs be able to choose who is his one true love? Aside from the three main characters, One True Love will also star Bianca King as Ava, the younger sister of Migs, and Jennica Garcia as Raya, the younger sister of Joy. Ms. Tessie Tomas is cast as Mrs. Robles, the head nurse who becomes the landlady of Joy and Raya. Pinky Marquez and Chinggoy Alonzo are the parents of Migs while Boots Anson-Roa is the endearing lola of Joy. GMA Films and Regal Entertainment will bring the romantic movie, One True Love, to the big screen starting November 19, 2oo8.