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December 27, 2012

38th Metro Manila Film Festival

It's Christmas and MMFF Day on December 25! Here's your cheat sheet to all eight films of The 38th Metro Manila Film Festival.


Movie Opening This WeekEl Presidente
Starring:  Jeorge ER Estregan, Cesar Montano, Cristine Reyes, Nora Aunor Directed by: Mark Meily
A young general from Cavite rises to power as the country fights for its independence against Spain. His rise comes with heavy costs that test his mettle at every turn.
Movie Opening This WeekOne More Try
Starring: Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, Zanjoe Marudo Directed by: Ruel S. Bayani
A single mother is forced to reunite with her estranged husband to save her child from a deadly disease.
Movie Opening This WeekShake Rattle and Roll 14
Starring: Carla Abellana, Dennis Trillo, Herbert Bautista, Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, Lovi Poe, Paolo Avelino, Solenn Heussaff, Vhong Navarro Directed by: Chito S. Roño
A family is haunted by the characters of an inherited comic book collection. A team of soldier fights off a zombie plague. A group of young ghost hunters encounter a more dangerous threat.
Shake, Rattle and Roll 14 - Trailer
Movie Opening This WeekSi Agimat, Si Enteng at Si Ako
Starring: Judy Ann Santos, Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr., Vic Sotto Directed by: Tony Y. Reyes
Heroes of three worlds join forces to fend off a monstrous threat.
Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako - Trailer
The story begins with the establishment of the three different worlds apart, bound to meet for an adventure like no other – the humble family-oriented story of ENTENG KABISOTE (VIC SOTTO), a low-profile technician married to the beautiful Fairy Princess of Encantasia, FAYE (GWEN ZAMORA); the battles of the AGIMAT (RAMON “BONG” REVILLA, JR.), the brave village Warrior Hero of Amuleto; and the high tech-yuppie Kingdom of Diwatara ruled by Princess ANGELINA KALINISAN-ORTEZA (JUDY ANN SANTOS), also known in the human world as “AKO,” where she leads an environmental advocacy organization.
From the initial instalment “Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote” in 2010, the friendship and partnership of Enteng and Agimat continues. From an ‘eligible bachelor’ Hero, Agimat now strives to apply all his learning from Enteng and Faye as he himself tries to start his own family with wife, also an Amuleto warrior, SAMARA (SAM PINTO). The fun levels up as Aiza brings Angelina and her comic modern Fairy sidekicks Pink Kapre CHE (John Lapus), Winged Horse SOL (Yassi Pressman) and Computer-wiz Dwarf CHICHAY (Ryzza Mae Dizon), into the lives of the Kabisote’s and the Amuleto couple.
As the fun triples, so as the adventure and thrill as they are confronted with high-tech and primitive villains from somewhere totally out of their worlds: cannibal tribes of the Tokatoks and filthy alien monsters from other planet. Witness unparalleled battle stunts set in the Philippines’ never-before-seen destinations as Agimat, equipped with his one-of-a-kind swordsmanship, Enteng and his iconic comic fighting style and Princess Angelina, in her Mystical Bird alter ego wins the battle of good over evil.
Enteng movie as it has always been known, values family, marriage, friendship, responsibility, forgiveness, love and respect and the protection of the one and only Mother Earth. Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Ako, is a rollercoaster ride of drama, action, magic, visual effects, production design, cinematography and an unlimited fun and laughter for everyone.
Movie Opening This WeekSisterakas
Starring: Ai-Ai de las Alas, Kris Aquino, Vice Ganda
Directed by: Wenn V. Deramas

Feuding half siblings reunite when a down-on-her-luck socialite is hire by her successful half-brother to be his assistant. He resolves to torment her, but the two are forced to work together to overcome a powerful rival.
Movie Opening This WeekSosy Problems
Starring: Bianca King, Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heussaff Directed by: Andoy Ranay
Four girls belonging to the upper class deal with problems associated with their status as they seek out happiness in their lives.
Movie Opening This WeekThe Strangers
Starring: Cherry Pie Picache, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil, Jaime Fabregas, Julia Montes Directed by: Lawrence Fajardo
A family taking a roadtrip breaks down in the middle of nowhere, and gets caught in the middle of a conflict between a small village and a mysterious hunter that lives in the woods.
The Strangers - Trailer
Movie Opening This WeekThy Womb ("Sa 'Yong Sinapupunan")
Starring: Bembol Roco, Lovi Poe, Mercedes Cabral Directed by: Brillante Mendoza
A Badjao midwife unable to bear children for her husband consents to him taking a second wife. She scours all of Tawi-Tawi looking for a suitable bride.

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