Sunday, January 30, 2022
Take A Peek On The Lustful World Of Vivamax Newest Erotic-Drama, 'Silip Sa Apoy' Starring Angeli Khang
Saturday, January 15, 2022
WeTV DELIVERS AN EXCITING START TO 2022: From C-Dramas to P-Pop Specials and Original Series
AS everyone slowly eases into 2022, great entertainment is a must to get through those busy days. WeTV has got all its bases covered with a whole slate of exciting shows perfect for binge-watching and chilling out at any time, and on any device.
The WeTV Thailand suspense drama series The Revenge follows the story of the Akarapisansakuls, a family whose history is mired in violence. When a mysterious woman enters their lives and begins turning them against each other, they need to do everything to keep the family from imploding. It is left up to Vee, an heir to the family legacy, to destroy the enemy. Except he is faced with an impossible choice – protecting his family or letting justice run its course.
Stream new episodes of The Revenge every Monday and Tuesday.
P-pop fans are in for a treat with exclusive specials on SB19! Since they were launched three years ago, the guys have been riding this meteoric rise to the top of the charts powered by both talent and determination.
WeTV had a front row seat to all the preparations for their recent anniversary concert held at the Araneta Coliseum. Calling on all A’Tin to show their support for SB19 and catch Kwentulitan With SB19, streaming soon on WeTV.
C-Drama fans are in for a treat with a whole lineup of new shows heading to the streamer very soon. Among the most anticipated is the romantic series She And her Perfect Husband.
The story revolves around an ambitious young lawyer Qin Shi (Yang Mi) who joins a firm who favors married lawyers. She gets in because her brother changes her status to “married” in her application. Before she can admit to the truth, her “husband” Yang Hua (Xu Kai) makes an appearance. Will this deception lead to true love?
The fan favorite series My Girlfriend Is An Alien, starring Wan Peng and Bie Thassapak Hsu, is all set to continue with season 2. Alien Ambassador Chai Xiao Qi has finally settled down here on Earth with her human boyfriend. When her alien partner suddenly arrives, her perfect life is turned upside down. Can they defend their love before she find herself forced to return to her planet.
Binge watch Season 1 of My Girlfriend Is An Alien, one of the top C-Dramas of 2020, on WeTV before season 2 premieres soon.
For those in the mood for a crazy sexy show, then don’t miss WeTV’s highly-rated series
The Kangks Show. The Angelica Panganiban-starrer has been one of the most-watched show on the streamer globally since its December premiere. It has also gotten rave reviews from fans, media and industry folks. New episodes drop on WeTV’s VIP tier every Wednesday, and on FREE every Friday.
Stay tuned to the WeTV Philippines social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for exclusive updates on other WeTV Originals, the biggest P-pop concerts, and premium Asian content.
To stream the WeTV Originals and the very best in Asian Premium Content, Filipino shows and anime, just download the WeTV and iflix app from the App store and Google Play and start watching! A monthly subscription rings in at only P59, quarterly at P159, and an annual subscription is only P599 for recurring subscriptions, while a one-month pass is only P149.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
“SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME” CLOSES A TRILOGY, STARTS A MULTIVERSE OF POSSIBILITIES
WITH the character of Peter Parker in his last year of high school and the eyes of the world on him, it was clear that Spider-Man: No Way Home (now playing in Philippine cinemas) would be the final chapter in Peter Parker’s coming of age story.
“This film is about him becoming the Spider-Man,” says Tom Holland, who reprises his role as Peter Parker.
“It’s about him growing up, stepping up to the plate, and making his own decisions as a full-blown Avenger.”
No Way Home is indeed the culmination of the Homecoming trilogy… and the start of a multiverse of possibilities. In the first film, Homecoming, Peter gains a mentor in Tony Stark. Peter desperately wants to join the Avengers, but Tony Stark advises him to focus on being a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In the second film, Far From Home, having lost his mentor and taken that to heart, he discovers that being Spider-Man means when duty comes calling, he must answer.
At the end of that film, Peter is ready to be his own man and the hero that everyone wants him to be – when suddenly, his identity is revealed and he is framed for the crime of murdering Quentin Beck (a/k/a Mysterio).
With Mysterio having revealed Spider-Man’s secret identity, and a less-hirsute J. Jonah Jameson having broadcast that identity to the world, Peter finds himself at the center of extreme controversy.
“His world is turned upside down,” says Chris McKenna, one of the movie’s credited writers.
“He had his ‘I am Iron Man’ moment, but he didn’t get to make it. It was forced on him from the grave by Beck. He’s hounded by J. Jonah Jameson and framed as a murderer. So at a moment when everything should be going great – he’s about to be a senior in high school, he has a girlfriend, he’s found a harmony between being Spider-Man and being Peter Parker – the whole thing is upended.”
“Spider-Man’s biggest superpower is Peter Parker, and that’s because of his humility,” says Holland.
“When that is at stake, his friends are at stake, his aunt is at stake, their lives have been ruined because of him, he knows he has to do something. What I love – and this is a constant reminder of how young Peter is – is the naivete of him going to Doctor Strange and saying, ‘Can you just make everyone forget who I am, is that something you can do?’ And that’s something only a kid would do.”
“If you think about what Peter’s been through, Strange is closely tied to a very substantial moment in his life,” says director Jon Watts.
“In Endgame, Strange’s plan to stop Thanos leads to Peter losing Tony, his mentor, right in front of his eyes. I imagine Strange would feel some responsibility for that, so it’s understandable that if Peter came to Strange and asked for his help, Strange would oblige, even if it meant bending the rules a bit.”
That’s true even though Strange and Peter haven’t been super close in the past, according to Benedict Cumberbatch.
“This chapter of their story brings them far closer to knowing and understanding each other,” he says “because despite the intensity of their experience together so far, they don’t actually know each other very well. Until this point, Strange has just seen a kid with extraordinary powers caught up in a problem far larger than either one of them.”
Strange’s spell opens the multiverse so that anyone in any universe who knew Peter Parker was Spider-Man could come into his world. It turns out, that’s a lot of people… Since the first Spider-Man movie in 2002, there have been a rogue’s gallery of villains that have discovered who is behind the Spidey mask: the Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Sandman, Lizard, Electro – all have threatened other Peter Parkers from time to time. When Strange’s spell collapses the boundaries between these universes, all of them are brought together to face this Peter Parker.
[Watch the film’s latest trailer at https://youtu.be/bSo7ypG9IVQ]
Spider-Man: No Way Home is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with #SpiderManNoWayHome
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
VIVAMAX, THE NO. 1 PINOY STREAMING PLATFORM, GEARS UP TO PRODUCE MORE CONTENT FOR THE GLOBAL PINOY AUDIENCE
|AJ RAVAL & SEAN DE GUZMAN IN 'HUGAS'|
Vivamax likewise features many classic films not just from the Viva library but also from other production companies like Star Cinema, Regal Entertainment, 1017P, Reality, IdeaFirst, Brillante Mendoza’s Center Stage Productions.
Vivamax is committed to work with the country’s biggest stars—Sharon Cuneta, Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis, Bela Padilla, Nadine Lustre, Andrew E., Yassi Pressman, Kim Molina, Jerald Napoles, Dingdong Dantes, Piolo Pascual, Carlo Aquino, Toni and Alex Gonzaga, among many others—and the finest directors—among them Brillante Mendoza, Lawrence Fajardo, Roman Perez, Darryl Yap, Joel Lamangan, and Yam Laranas. The list will grow come 2022.
|RITA MARTINEZ & RHEN ESCANO IN 'LULU'|
Viva is slated to produce at least 52 films/series in 2022 for a regular weekly release of Vivamax Originals. As of December, there are 15 finished films scheduled to be shown in Q1 and over 40 projects greenlit in various stages of production. With the reopening of cinemas, at least eight films will see a theatrical release for a return to the classic viewing experience.
|CLAUDINE BARRETTO IN 'DECEPTION'|
Viva stays true to its commitment of a P1 billion production budget per year despite the pandemic and will continue to support the industry workers in order to serve the Filipino audience.
|ANGELI KHANG IN 'SILIP SA APOY'|
INITIAL 2022 LINEUP
Vince Rillon, Christine Bermas, , Joko Diaz, Ayanna Misola, Andrew Muhlach, Andrea del Rosario, Teresa Loyzaga, Axel Torres, Deberly Bancore
Roman Perez, Jr.
Aj Raval, Sean De Guzman, Cara Gonzales, Deberly Bancore, Jay Manalo, Joko Diaz, Stephanie Raz
Roman Perez, Jr.
Cindy Miranda, John Arcilla, Nathalie Hart, Sid Lucero
LULU (8 parts)
Rhen Escano, Rita Martinez
Sigrid Andrea Bernardo
Claudine Barretto, Mark Anthony Fernandez
SILIP SA APOY
Angeli Khang, Sid Lucero,
Jela Cuenca, Paolo Gumabao
MacArthur C. Alejandre
Ayanna Misola, Joko Diaz, Jamilla Obispo
Louise de los Reyes, Diego Loyzaga,
Toni Gonzaga, Alex Gonzaga, Melai Cantiveros
Wilbert Ross, Rose Van Ginkel, Jela Cuenca, Rob Guinto
ISLAND OF DESIRE
Cara Gonzales, Sab Aggabao
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Meg Imperial, Tom Rodriguez
Lemuel C. Lorca
Kylie Verzosa, Paolo Gumabao, Vince Rillon, Christine Bermas
THYRO, Yumi Lacsamana, Sam Concepcion, others
BAHAY NA PULA
Julia Barretto, Marco Gumabao, Xian Lim
Cindy Miranda, Angeli Khang, Ayanna Misola, Angela Morena, Jay Manalo, Joko Diaz
Roman Perez, Jr.
SCORPIO NIGHTS 3
US X HER
KUNWARI MAHAL KITA
Ryza Cenon, Joseph Marco, Nathalie Hart
Ayanna Misola, Marco Gomez, Luis Hontiveros, Axel Torres
Nadine Lustre, Diego Loyzaga
Julia Barretto, Ella Cruz, Andrea Babierra, Awra Briguela
UNDER THE VELVET SKIES
Kylie Versoza, Zanjoe Marudo
Over 2 million Vivamax subscribers are treated to a wide array of content—fresh originals, classic films, romance comedy series, the biggest Korean blockbusters, and popular Hollywood hits. And the subscriber base is steadily growing as Vivamax remains to be the #1 top-grossing Philippine entertainment app on Google
|WILBERT ROSS & ROSE VAN GINKEL IN 'BOY BASTOS'|
Vivamax has even made it easier to purchase subscriptions with budget-friendly plans: P49 (1 week), P149 (1 month), P399 (3 months) P749 (6 months) P1390 (1 year). These can be purchased in-app via GCash and credit card. Subscribers may also purchase Vivamax vouchers from 7-11, Ministop, Shopee, Lazada, SM Retail, GCash, PayMaya and soon in your neighborhood sari-sari stores.
|XIAN LIM, JULIA BARRETTO & MARCO GUMABAO IN 'BAHAY NA PULA|
Vivamax has also set its sights on the world. Outside the Philippines, the platform is currently available in Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United States, Canada, Middle East, and European territories. (Available titles vary per country)
|DIEGO LOYZAGA & NADINE LUSTRE IN 'GREED'|
VIVAMAX PLUS, the newest transactional video on demand TVOD/pay /premium VOD service of Vivamax, was launched last Oct. 15, 2021. Vivamax Plus gives early access to Vivamax’s vast new content to its growing audience.
|RYZA CENON, NATHALIE HART & JOSEPH MARCO IN 'KUNWARI MAHAL KITA'|
It is the premier access point for new original movie titles, newly enhanced digital classics of Viva Films, the newest blockbusters from Korea and rest of Asia, Hollywood hits, concert specials, new series and more. The pay service is currently available in the Philippines and will be available worldwide in the 4th week of January 2022.
|CAST OF 'CERTIFIEDS'|
Upcoming titles include Brillante Mendoza's Sisid on Jan. 19, 2022; digitally enhanced classics Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak, Ang Kabit ni Mrs Montero, Minsan Pa Nating Hagkan ang Nakaraan, Segurista and more this January 2022.
|KYLIE VERZOSA, PAOLO GUMABAO & VINCE RILLON IN 'SISID'|