Vilmanian ang mommy ko

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Tally as of today is 5 out of 8 for me and mom for the 2012 MMFF. One more, The Strangers na lang, and we will be done for the year. The other 2? Vilmanian kasi mommy ko, so lumaki na rin ako Vilmanian kaya pass na kami dun sa dalawa.

Did I enjoy this year’s MMFF? Oo naman! It was fun and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised this year. Oo, kahit paano nag-iimprove na ang pelikulang Pilipino.

Mababaw? Baduy? Corny?

Weh, ano naman ngayon, it’s Christmas I’m not exactly looking for films that will blow my mind, reveal unexplored realms of possibilities, bask in culturally significant pieces etchetera etchetera. Gusto ko lang tumawa (sa nakakatawang joke or kakatwang mga artista natin), magulat ng konti at just have fun. Palagay ko yan lang ang expectation ng mga tulad ko who watch the MMFF every year. Bonus na ang quality films. Kung meron, eh di okay, suportahan natin yan. Eh ang Thy Womb? Si Vilma ba dun, si Nora di ba? Gusto mo simangutan ako ng mommy ko?!?

So which ones did I like this year?

Movie 1, Dec25 12:40, Greenbelt 1: One More Try
Malinis ang script, buo yung story of each character so clear yung intent when they deliver their lines. Alam mo kung saan nanggagaling when they react in each scene. May times na medyo mahaba yung montage-montage pero okay lang.

Ang galing ni Angle Locsin! And I’m not even a fan ha. Dingdong was also okay, but I was wondering if Derek would have been great for the part, too. Or baka I’m used to seeing him na pinag-aagawan. Zanjoe was a revelation, puydi! Magaling din si Angelica but mas amazed kami clothes and bags nya haha. Love the Black dress with aquamarine and yellowgreen detail (chartreuse ba yun?)

Deserve ang best picture.

Movie 2, Dec25 3:45, Greenbelt 3: Sosy Problems
Movie number one was mommy’s pick, so I get to choose the next one. And yes, Enteng dapat, oo fan ako ni Enteng Kabisote. Pero, ewan ko ba naman with Greenbelt 3, they scheduled Enteng in the smaller cinema so naubusan na kami ng tix and we ended up buying tix for Sosy Problems. Test of Friendship, CHECK!

Unapologetic na kababawan ito. Pa-cute and funny sys. It is like seeing the other side of the metro that I don’t know, so parang nakikiusyoso sa buhay mayaman. The supporting characters were really great. Caricature characters, oo, pero cute and pretty funny. Heart Evangelista was surprisingly magaling, bagay na bagay sa role. Mylene Dizon was Mylene Dizon, magaling. She and Heart had the best lines.

Costumes, fab! Deadma na kung bakit sila naka heels sa pilapil, maganda pa rin ang shoes nila.

Medyo off lang the voice over sa intro and ending, di na kelangan. But overall, I liked this better than the other 2 comedies I watched. And this year, I must say, sulit ang bayad ng movie producers sa stylists nila.

Movie 3, Dec26 11:40, Greenbelt 3: Sisterakas
Natauhan na ang Greenbelt, they moved na this one and Enteng to the bigger cinemas. Vice Ganda, Ai-ai and Krissy, funny naman. Predictable but then again we do watch them because we like their kind of comedy eh. Although, Vice Ganda’s kelangan ba _______, di ba pwedeng __________ muna jokes got a bit tiring towards the end (kaya i liked Sosy a lil better.

Pero ohmeohmy! Best in costume si Vice Ganda, his white dress was simply fab. Kabog all the dresses ni Angelica and all the sosy girls!

I also liked the scene where they did a parody ng mga horror movies ni Krissy, patawa lang. Tanong ko lang, may royalty kaya si James Yap sa movie na ito. Gastado sya sa punchlines.

Movie 4, Dec26 3:45, Greenbelt 3: Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote si AKO
Ayoko addition ni AKO. Off. Pero syempre Enteng sya, so overall fun pa rin sya. Pangbata, yes! Fantasy, yes! Mababaw, naman naghahanap ka ng lalim? Slapstick, syempre! The kids in the cinema were laughing out loud, madilim so di ako sure kung rolling on the floor while laughing sila. I enjoyed it, pero lol lang naman. Si mommy, nakatulog haha.

Movie 5, Dec27 4:00, Powerplant: Shake, Rattle and Roll XIV
Naka 14 na sila? The best pa rin yung SRR 1 with Manananggal and Refrigerator but this year is better than the one with the monster Christmas tree.

Nagulat at natakot ba ako? Ay, grabe, oo. Not a big fan of horror films kaya SRR pa lang terrified and solve na ako. Takot to the point na I watched this movie with one hand over my eyes at nakasiksik kay mommy. So SRR, mission accomplished ka sa akin.

Pero, yung stories hindi ko naintindihan yung Lost Command, parang bitin. Yung 3 overall, may gusto yatang lalim na ibig ipahiwatig na di naabot ng pang-unawa ko. Yung first one kasi time nya was the day before ng assassination ni Ninoy, yung second was about soldiers who turned aswang/zombies and claims to be the bagong hukbo ng bayan tapos yung last one alien invasion story naman na nagtira lang dalawa ala adam and eve na buntis sa twins na according to the aliens will be the new Cain and Abel. Christian ang aliens?

So, paano yung The Strangers? Parang scary. I just saw the trailer as in now mukhang interesting. Maybe next week na lang, if magsurvive sya. Eh yung Thy Womb? Vilmanian nga nanay ko, remember, sorry na lang Direk Brillante.

Recommendation ko, if you can only bear to watch one, watch One More Try, it’s sulit. If you want to watch another one…try Sisterakas if fan ka ni Vice, Krissy or Ai-ai, Enteng if you are watching with kids or fan ka ni bosing, Sosy Problems if you want a fresh kind of humor or if you are a foreigner spending holidays in Manila dying to watch a movie (60-70% of the dialogue is english or taglish).

Sit back, relax and enjoy the movies.

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