Showing posts with label coco martin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coco martin. Show all posts

Monday, June 9, 2014

Maybe This Time...Sarah Geronimo & Coco Martin

I know that Coco Martin is one of the hottest and award-winning actors of today's generation. IMHO, he slowly taking over Piolo Pascual's place, not because the latter star's fade away but Coco is just receiving almost same amount of followers during his peak.  But of all his award-winning independent films ( that I wish to see as well) and top rated teleserye, it is only third time in Maybe This Time where he paired with Sarah Geronimo I completely watch his acting skill.




Maybe with some other story


There were scenes in the film that made us laugh, giggle and could relate to.  But to be honest, I don't think this is the best movie yet of Coco or even Sarah. I don't know if I'm accustomed to see Sarah with John Lloyd Cruz ( A Very Special Love,  You Changed My Life, and It Takes a Man and a Woman)  but I think if  not they are  cool love tandem in the big screen, the story of the movie is not appealing.

All of Martin's followers  know that he's forte is acting. Perhaps it's because he came from family from poor and humble family before joining mainstream showbiz. And I don't know why I couldn't feel the sincerity of his being poor in the film. It's like he wasn't challenge to do it compare to his other movie Noy with Erich Gonzales. I even like more his character in Born To Love You with Angeline Quinto but yeah Maybe This Time is a certified box office hit compare  to the two other movies.

Hopefully his next movie will not be again emphasizing that he's guapo but too poor if his your lover. We already saw that in Walan Hanggan ( Julia Montes) at Ikaw Lamang ( with Kim Chiu).

About Sarah,  I heard someone said that she shows different acting here. For me almost, I prefer her confrontation scene with Ruffa Gutierrez , who's very good  here as a socialite lover of Coco. She's effective by the way.

Reflection:
The movie tells  about misunderstandings and taking risks for love. Life is simple actually in different aspects and angle but when it comes to love it seems everything become complicated. Ruffa's character Monica Valencia is a classic example of a woman who falls in love with a guy.  But she  finds hard to accepts him because of his background though she loves him.

Will you doubt if a person says she loves someone but wishing to change him?  Another question is will you change so you can be ready for your sweetheart? 
   

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cinemalaya 2012 at CCP

       My experienced in Cinemalaya, the film festival of Filipino Independent films, last year was a total blast for reel and real.  I watched two entries – Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank) and Huling Halik (The Last Kiss) with two different people.
     I’m really eager to watch Cinemalaya this year and wishing that it’s also in Cultural Center of The Philippines (CCP) where this festival primarily holds. I like it there because of the ambiance and audience, though very far and the transportation cost is almost the same with the film ticket. 

When you are watching Cinemalaya at CCP

  •  It feels like you and other fellow moviegoers are all enjoying the art of filming
  •  It feels like you are coming back in the time when all people really like  watching as part of their lifestyle (ala CinemaParadiso)
  • CCP is theater or home of Filipino artistry. Every time I’m there I can feel the arts flowing in my veins. Hehehe!
  • You can encounter the directors and actors of the films. Last year, before we watched Huling Halik, the director talked in front and introduced his piece and his cast.
  • When the audience likes the film they’re not shy to stand up and applaud – yes that’s standing ovation- which I experienced in Babae sa Septic Tank ( top billed by Eugene Domingo, JM De Guzman, Kean Cipriano and Cai Cortez). Anyway, Babae deserved that recognition because it was really wonderful comedy film. I can say that it’s my best Filipino comedy film so far.
  • There’s no almost limitation or censorship when it comes to delicate scenes. Huling Halik was about gay (the handsome one) and his lover (with girlfriend) who snatched time for the love that’s no direction. Yes, there are several bed scenes there between two men – actually not only in bed. This kind of movie is rare in mainstream cinema and without cut.
  •  Cinemalaya at CCP can proves that young ones, yuppies (like us) and oldies still love local films. You know and again, even the place is very far and there are many Hollywood movies in mall they make time, effort and money to watch.

This year I’m hoping and  looking forward to see these interesting films:


BWAKAW (slang: greedy) written and directed by Jun Robles Lana
Eddie Garcia


MGA MUMUNTING LIHIM (Those Little Secrets) written and directed by Jose Javier Reyes-
Starring:Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado, Agot Isidro, and Janice de Belen.


KALAYAAN (Wildlife) written and directed by Adolfo B. Alix Jr.
Starring: Ananda Everingham (Thai actor from horror flick Shutter), Zanjoe Marrudo, & Luis Alandy


DIABLO (demon) written and directed by Mes de Duzman
Starring: Carlo Aquino


INTOY SYOKOY NG KALYE MARINO written by Jerry Gracio; directed by Lemuel Lorca
 Starring: JM de Guzman, LJ Reyes, Joross Gamboa
    
STA. NI√ĎA written by Emmanuel Quindo Palo and Liza Magtoto; directed by Emmanuel Quindo Palo
 Starring: Coco Martin, Alessandra de Rossi, Angel Aquino, Irma Adlawan, Leo Martinez, and Ms. Anita Linda