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Friday, July 19, 2024

THE 2000s # 49: EDDIE GARCIA, COGIE DOMINGO, ANGELIKA DELA CRUZ, MS. JACLYN JOSE, ALAN PAULE, PEN MEDINA, RAY VENTURA IN "DEATHROW" (2000)

 A juvenile offender is wrongfully placed in death row together with hardcore convicts.


"Deathrow" (2000)
GMA Films
Official entry to the 2000 Metro Manila Film Festival
Release Date December 25, 2000
Story and Screenplay Ricardo 'Ricky' Lee, Manny Palo
Film Editor Kelly Cruz, Jess Navarro
Cinematography Monino Duque
Production Design Joey Luna
Musical Director Ryan Cayabyab
Direction Joel Lamangan
Cast Eddie Garcia, Cogie Domingo, Angelika dela Cruz, Ms. Jaclyn Jose, Alan Paule, Pen Medina, Ray Ventura/ with the special participation- Ace Espinosa, Jenine Desiderio



Thursday, July 11, 2024

THE 2000s # 48: JOKO DIAZ, RAYMOND BAGATSING, PATRICIA JAVIER, MAUREEN LARRAZABAL, ROMMEL MONTANO IN " SUGO NG TONDO" (2000)

A modern-day Robin Hood dons a mask as he tries to get rid of the bad elements in the community.


"Sugo ng Tondo" (2000)
Viva Films
Release Date December 15, 2000
Film Editor Rene Tala
Cinematography Claro Gonzales
Production Design Sonny Valencia
Musical Director Willie Yusi
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Jose 'Kaka' Balagtas
Cast Joko Diaz, Raymond Bagatsing, Patricia Javier, Maureen Larrazabal, Rommel Montano/ Also starring Levi Ignacio, Ernie Zarate, Cris Daluz, Boy Roque, Mike Vergel, Christian Alvear, Masuro Samba, Jhoana Tan



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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

THE 2000s # 47: MARINELLA MORAN, HAZEL ESPINOSA, YDA MANZANO, WITH JEFFREY GONZALES, ERWIN MONTES, ALDO ALVAREZ, ERIC RODRIGUEZ, JOHN AGONCILLO IN "KAMANDAG NG ROSAS" (2000)


"Kamandag ng Rosas" (2000)
Taurus Films
Release Date December 13, 2000
Direction Angelito J. de Guzman
Cast Marinella Moran, Hazel Espinosa, Yda Manzano/ with Jeffrey Gonzales, Erwin Montes, Aldo Alvarez, Eric Rodriguez, John Agoncillo


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THE 2000s # 46: VICTOR NERI, RICA PERALEJO, WITH NOEL TRINIDAD, DEREK DEE, ALEX CORTEZ, PATRICK DELA ROSA, MELISSA MENDEZ, TOBY ALEJAR, NONI BUENCAMINO, JEFFREY SANTOS, ROMMEL MONTANO IN "EX-CON" (2000)

A double agent returns to jail and befriends the imprisoned leader of the Chinese triad, which is behind the biggest drug operation in the country.


"Ex-Con" (2000)
Star Cinema
Release Date December 13, 2000
Story and Screenplay Willy Laconsay
Cinematography Rudy Dino, Ramon Marcelino
Film Editor Rogelio Salvador
Production Design Boy Tablizo
Musical Director Edwin Ortega
Direction Toto Natividad
Cast Victor Neri, Rica Peralejo/ Also Starring Noel Trinidad, Derek Dee, Alex Cortez, Patrick dela Rosa, Toby Alejar, Noni Buencamino, Jeffrey Santos, Rommel Montano, Melissa Mendez, Cris Vertido, Johnny Vicar




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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

THE 2000s # 45: JANNO GIBBS, BAYANI AGBAYANI, ANNE CURTIS, ANGELA VELEZ, WITH CHUBI DEL ROSARIO, CARLA GUEVARRA, RICO J. PUNO, CALOY ALDE, MARKY LOPEZ, AL TANTAY, JOVIT MOYA IN "JUAN & TED (WANTED)" (2000)

Two men escape from jail to avoid being executed. They work as school bus driver and conductor and befriend their bus riders who have problems of their own. Conflict arises when they take their wards in an unscheduled out-of-town trip that causes panic among their parents.


"Juan & Ted (Wanted)" (2000)
Viva Films
Release Date December 6, 2000
Story Al Tantay, Rolf Mahilom, Bayani Agbayani, Dan Salamante, Sherwin
Screenplay Rolf Mahilom
Cinematography George Tutanes
Film Editor Danny Gloria
Production Design Sonny Maculada
Musical Director Dan Salamante, Ruben Cadsawan
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Al Tantay
Cast Janno Gibbs, Bayani Agbayani, Anne Curtis, Angela Velez/ Also starring Chubi del Rosario, carla Guevarra, Rico J. Puno, Caloy Alde, Marky Lopez, Al Tantay, Jovit Moya, Vanna Garcia, Richard Merck, Dagul/ Special Participation- Inday Badiday, Mauren Larrazabal





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Friday, June 28, 2024

THE 2000s # 44: MARICEL SORIANO, EDU MANZANO, ANGELU DE LEON, JAY MANALO, WITH YNEZ VENERACION, MAUREEN MAURICIO, BERNARD PALANCA, PERLA BAUTISTA IN "ABANDONADA" (2000)

A woman returns home from abroad only to find out that her husband has deserted her and brought their son to live with his new partner. Without the knowledge of her husband, she applies as a household in the new home to get her son back.


"Abandonada" (2000)
Viva Films
Release Date November 29, 2000
Story and Screenplay Raquel Villavicencio
Cinematography Charlie Peralta, Monino Duque
Film Editor Tara Illenberger
Production Design Joey Luna
Musical Director Jessie Lasaten
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Joel Lamangan
Cast Maricel Soriano, Edie Manzano, Angelu de Leon, Jay Manalo/ Also starring Ynez Veneracion, Maureen Mauricio, Bernard Palanca, Perla Bautista, Mel Kimura, Tita de Villa, Gigette Reyes, Jim Pebanco, Tony Mabesa, Angelo Macam, King Alcala, Jon Romano, Jackie Castillejos


Sunday, June 23, 2024

THE 2000s # 43: VIC SOTTO, DINA BONNEVIE, WITH MELISSE 'MUMAY' SANTIAGO, LARA FABREGAS, BERNARD PALANCA AND AI-AI DELAS ALAS IN "BAKIT BA GANYAN? (EWAN KO NGA BA DARLING)" (2000)

Although already estranged, a couple still maintains a good relationship for the sake of their daughter. As problems arise, they turn to each other for comfort. They engage in a drinking session until things get beyond their control.


"Bakit Ba Ganyan? (Ewan Ko Ba Darling)" (2000)
Millennium Cinema
Release Date November 29, 2000
Direction Tony Y. Reyes
Cast Vic Sotto, Dina Bonnevie/ Also starring Melisse 'Mumay' Santiago, Lara Fabregas, Bernard palanca and Ai-Ai dela Alas/ with Caridad Sanchez, Pepe Pimentel, Jean Saburit, Allan K, Tiya Pusit, Long Mejia, Lana Asanin, Rudy Meyer, Diego Leorico, Bayani Casimiro, Jr., Joanne Miller, Miko Sotto, Wahoo Sotto, Shermaine Santiago




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Sunday, June 16, 2024

THE 2000s # 42: ARA MINA, ANGEL AQUINO, MONIQUE WILSON AND CARLOS MORALES, WITH MARK GIL, CHERRY PIE PICACHE, MARITA ZOBEL, DICK ISRAEL, JAIME FABREGAS IN "LARO SA BAGA" (2000)

One man's amorous behavior goes from being a love-struck teenager to a promiscuous young man, then a lover and seducer, before finally ending as a philanderer.


"Laro sa Baga" (2000)
Regal Films
Release Date November 27, 2000
Story and Screenplay Edgardo Reyes
Cinematography Neil Daza
Film Editor Manet Dayrit
Production Design Mike Guison
Musical Director Jessie Lasaten
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Chito Rono
Cast Ara Mina, Angel Aquino, Monique Wilson and Carlos Morales? Also starring Mark Gil, Cherry Pie Picache, Marita Zobel, Dick Israel, Jaime Fabregas, Eugene Domingo, Winnie Cordero, Maila Gumila, Cholo Escano, Malu barry, Ama Quiambao




Original theatrical poster of "Laro sa Baga" (2000)
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Saturday, June 15, 2024

THE 2000s # 41: PIOLO PASCUAL, LEANDRO MUNOZ AND JUDY ANN SANTOS, WITH MARK GIL, CARMI MARTIN, BERNARD PALANCA, TRACE VERGEL, JULIA CLARETE IN "KAHIT ISANG SAGLIT" (2000)

Three college buddies form their own architectural design team. Conflict arises when one member met an accident and becomes comatose. The other two struggle to keep their business alive without revealing their feelings for each other.


"Kahit Isang Saglit" (2000)
Star Cinema
Release Date November 15, 2000
Story and Screenplay Mia Concio
Cinematography Joe Batac, Jr.
Film Editor Tara Illenberger
Production Design Raymond Bajarias
Musical Director Jessie Lasaten
Direction Gilbert Perez
Cast Piolo Pascual, Leandro Munoz and Judy Ann Santos/ Also starring Mark Gil, Carmi Martin, Bernard Palanca, TraceVergel , Julia Clarete, Mandy Ochoa, Sharmaine Buencamino, CJ Tolentino, Archie Ventosa




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THE 2000s # 40: POPS FERNANDEZ, ALBERT MARTINEZ, DIETHER OCAMPO, WITH PATRICIA JAVIER, BOJO MOLINA, ANTON BERNARDO, JOHN ARCILLA IN "GUSTO KO NANG LUMIGAYA" (2000)

A confused woman badly needs to escape from a husband who refuses to annul their marriage and a persistent lover.


"Gusto Ko Nang Lumigaya" (2000)
Viva Films
Release Date November 10, 2000
Story and Screenplay Lualhati Bautista
Cinematography Richard Padernal
Film Editor Danny Gloria
Musical Director Freddie Sarturno
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Maryo J. delos Reyes
Cast Pops Fernandez, Albert Martinez, Diether Ocampo/ Also starring Patricia Javier, Bojo Molina, Anton Bernardo, John Arcilla, Allyson VII, Jackie de Guzman



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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

THE 2000s # 39: ANA CAPRI, NINI JACINTO, RODEL VELAYO, LEONARDO LITTON, SIMON IBARRA IN "ARAYYY! (2000)

Female college students work as entertainment workers at night to earn money to pay for their tuition.


"Arayyy!" (2000)
Seiko Films, Inc.
Release Date November 8, 2000
Story and Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes
Cinematography Eduardo Jacinto
Film Editor Ferren Salumbides
Production Design Larry Matic
Musical Director Raul Mitra
Executive Producer Robbie Tan
Direction Don Escudero
Cast Ana Capri, Nini Jacinto, Rodel velayo, Leonardo Litton, Simon Ibarra/ Also starring Manny Castaneda, Rustica Carpio, Jackie Castillejos, Aki Zabarte

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

THE 2000s # 38: MARK ANTHONY FERNANDEZ, JOYCE JIMENEZ, WITH NIDA BLANCA, BEMBOL ROCO, JOHN ARCILLA, SUSAN AFRICA, MENGGIE COBARRUBIAS IN "BIYAHENG LANGIT" (2000)

A woman loses her money and car in the casino. She gets involved with the casino collector who also works for the gambling lord. Together, they run for their lives in the hope of eluding the gambling syndicate.


"Biyaheng Langit" (2000)
Viva Films
Release Date October 25, 2000
Story and Screenplay Ianco dela Cruz, Ray Ventura
Cinematography Romulo Araojo
Film Editor Mirana Medina-Bhunjun
Production Design Ben Payumo
Musical Director Jessie Lasaten, Arnel Sevilla
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Tikoy Aguiluz
Cast Mark Anthony Fernandez, Joyce Jimenez/ Also starring Nida Blanca, Bembol Roco, John Arcilla, Susan Africa, Benjie Cobarrubias, Cholo Escano, Jeanette Joaquin, Christian Alvear


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Sunday, June 9, 2024

THE 2000s # 37: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, LORNA TOLENTINO, WITH NIDA BLANCA, GINA ALAJAR, NONI BUENCAMINO, MON CONFIADO AND INTRODUCING COGIE DOMINGO IN "YAKAPIN MO ANG UMAGA" (2000)

Preoccupied with their own problems, a couple fails to notice the changes in their son's behavior until it is too late.


"Yakapin Mo ang Umaga" (2000)
Regal Films
Release Date September 27, 2000
Cinematography Eduardo Jacinto
Film Editor Vito Cajili
Production Design Jake de Asis
Musical Director Jesse Lucas
Story, Screenplay and Direction Jose Javier Reyes
Cast Christopher de leon, Lorna Tolentino, Nida Blanca, Gina Alajar/ Introducing Cogie Domingo/ Also starring Noni Buencamino, Mon Confiado, Richard QAuan, Ogie Diaz




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THE 2000s # 36: PIOLO PASCUAL, CHERRY PIE PICACHE, JENNIFER SEVILLA, KOKO TRINIDAD, PEN MEDINA, NONI BUENCAMINO, DARIA RAMIREZ AND INTRODUCING JANNA VICTORIA IN "LAGARISTA" (2000)

A young man makes a living out of transporting film reels from one movie theater to another. He falls in love with a girl who moonlights as a nightclub dancer.


"Lagarista" (2000)
Crown Seven Ventures
Released thru Solar Films
Release Date September 13, 2000
Story and Screenplay Ricardo 'Ricky' Lee
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Film Editor Manet Dayrit
Production Design Edgar Martin Littaua
Musical Director Louie Ocampo
Direction Mel Chionglo
Cast Piolo Pascual, Cherry Pie Picache, Jennifer Sevilla, Koko Trinidad, Pen Medina Noni Buencamino, Daria Ramirez/ Introducing Janna Victoria/ Also starring Bryan Homecillo, Cris Daluz, Nicole Hofer, Wilson Go


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Friday, June 7, 2024

THE 2000s # 35: RAMON 'BONG' REVILLA, JR., JUDY ANN SANTOS, WITH EDU MANZANO, BOB SOLER, NINO MUHLACH, DENNIS PADILLA AND CARMINA VILLARROEL IN "MINSAN KO LANG SASABIHIN" (2000)

A NBI agent meets and falls in love with a hacendera who goes to Manila to escape her would-be killers. He kills her hired killer who turns out to be the leader of a big syndicate he is assigned to destroy.


"Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin" (2000)
Millennium Cinema
Release Date August 30, 2000
Story and Screenplay Dwight Gaston, Henry Nadong
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Film Editor Renato de Leon
Production Design Abel Molina
Musical Director Mon del Rosario
Direction Danilo P. Cabreira
Cast Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr., Judy Ann Santos/ Also starring Edu Manzano, Bob Soler, Nino Muhlach, Dennis Padilla and Carmina Villarroel/ with Caridad Sanchez, Dang Cruz, Zandro Zamora, Odette Khan, Joey Padilla, Whitney Tyson, Mark Angelo Wilson, Hannah Camille Bustillos, Bryan Homecillo



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