Sakaling Hindi Makarating - Wanderlust, mending a broken heart, and finding happiness are the main themes of this beautifully-shot film by Ice Idanan. The movie is a breath of fresh air amidst the formulaic fare that has plagued Philippine cinema for too long. The plot still revolves around romance but it takes a very unique twist. It stars Alessandra de Rossi, Teri Malvar, Pepe Herrera, JC Santos, Karen delos Reyes, and Irma Adlawan.
Across the Crescent Moon - Human trafficking and inter-faith relationships are the main themes of this action-dram top-billed by Matteo Guidicelli and Alexandra Godinez. Matteo plays a Muslim cop working for the Special Action Force department of the Philippine National Police. He's married to a Christian woman played by Alexandra. Directed by Baby R. Nebrida, the movie also stars Christopher de Leon, Gabby Concepcion, Dina Bonnevie, Sandy Andolong, Joem Bascon, Ivan Carapiet, and Jerico Estregan.
My Ex And Whys - In their third film as a romantic tandem, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano play two teenagers who are struggling to find a good answer to the old question "Why do humans insist on loving people who have hurt them?" Produced by Star Cinema and directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, My Ex And Whys will hit theaters all over the Philippines on February 15. The movie also stars Joey Marquez, Ara Mina, Arlene Muhlach, Hyubs Azarcon, Cai Cortez, Neil Coleta, Ryan Bang, and Dominic Roque.
Can't Help Falling In Love - Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo team up once again for this romantic drama while director Mae Cruz Alviar mans the camera. This will be the tandem's first big screen project for the year. They are also doing a television series called La Luna Sangre.
Bloody Crayons - In this horror thriller picture, Topel Lee, a director who had successful stints directing films, television programs, and music videos, tries his hands adapting a popular book into the big screen. The source material for Bloody Crayons is a book of the same name by Josh Argonza. Bloody Crayons will feature an ensemble cast which includes Julia Barretto, Ronnie Alonte, Joshua Garcia, Jane Oineza, Diego Loyzaga, Sofia Andres, Maris Racal, Yves Flores, and Empoy Marquez.
Darna - The popular comic book female superhero character created by Mars Ravelo and Nestor Redondo gets another big screen treatment in this adaptation that will be directed by horror and suspense master Erik Matti. Actress Angel Locsin will play the titular character which she previously portrayed in a television series for the GMA Network back in 2005. The cast for the movie adaptation also includes Krystal Brimner, Simon Pineda, Gina Pareno, and Sarah Lahbati.
Dear Other Self - In this romantic drama which follows a love triangle angle, Jodi Sta. Maria plays a woman who is torn between two men. Who should she chose? The one who will provide her a life full of adventure and excitement? Or should she choose the one who can offer her financial stability and security? Co-starring in the movie are Joseph Marco and JC De Vera. It's directed by Veronica Velasco.
My Dear Future Husband - Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz reunites in this romantic comedy to be directed by Ted Boborol. The two young stars' last film together was released more than three years ago. They have previously appeared together in three blockbuster films namely It Takes a Man and a Woman, You Changed My Life, and A Very Special Love.
Ghost Bride - Actress Kim Chiu and director Chito S. Rono reunite in this horror flick which tackles the ancient Chine tradition of ghost marriages. In a ghost marriage, one or two of the people being betrothed are deceased. Versions of the tradition are also practiced in other parts of the world like France and Sudan. Also starring in Ghost Bride are Matteo Guidicelli, JC Santos, Rio Locsin, Beverly Salviejo, Victor Silayan, Jerome Ponce, Mon Confiado, and Alice Dixson.
Swipe: At the center of this drama is an online dating app which serves as the glue that connects the residents and employees of an apartment complex. Directed by Ed Lejano, the movie explores the romantic aspirations of a ragtag group of people. It stars Gabby Eigenmann, Meg Imperial, Alex Medina, Maria Isabel Lopez, Alvin Anson, Mercedes Cabral, and Luis Alandy. Writing for Rappler, film critic Oggs Cruz said that Swipe "ever really digs deep enough. It refuses to connect the loose threads and the dominant themes, foregoing complexity for easy thrills and tensions that never even materialized."
Pwera Usog - Directed by Jason Paul Laxamana, Pwera Usog takes as its driving subject a common Filipino superstition (the pwera usog). A group of teenagers got more than what they bargained for in an attempted prank. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Joseph Marco, Kiko Estrada, Sofie Andres, Albie Casino, Cherise Castro, and Devon Seron.
Luck at First Sight - This is a romantic drama featuring the tandem of Bela Padilla and Jericho Rosales. Padilla also wrote the story from which the film's plot was based. Working behind the camera is director Dan Villegas, the same guy behind the hits English Only Please and The Breakup Playlist.
Northern Lights: A Journey To Love -
Tayo, Sa Huling Buwan ng Taon -
Smaller and Smaller Circles -
Ang Larawan -
I'm Drunk, I Love You -
Dark Room -
Foolish Love -
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