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Thursday, April 11, 2024

THE 2000s # 9: ARA MINA, ZOREN LEGASPI, MATTHEW MENDOZA, WITH PINKY AMADOR, POCHOLO MONTES, ERNIE ZARATE, RAYMOND KEANU, ALVIN ANSON IN "NAG-AAPOY NA LAMAN" (2000)

A discharged and battle- shocked military man gets involved in a shooting incident and lands in jail. Distraught, his lover finds comfort in the arms of another man.


"Nag-aapoy na Laman" (2000)
Regal Films
Release Date February 14, 2000
Story and Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes
Cinematography Marissa Floirendo
Film Editor Reggie Gulle
Production Design Sammy Aranzamendez
Musical Director Jesse Lucas
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Don Escudero
Cast Ara Mina, Zoren Legaspi, Matthew Mendoza/ Also starring Pinky Amador, Pocholo Montes, Ernie Zarate, Raymond Keanu, Alvin Anson


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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

THE 2000s # 8: AIKO MELENDEZ, GELLI DE BELEN AND JOMARI YLLANA IN MARYO J. DELOS REYES' "MAHAL KITA, WALANG IWANAN" (2000)

A young woman falls for the charm of a rich young man. Conflict arises as they adjust to each other after a rushed marriage.


"Mahal Kita, Walang Iwanan" (2000)
Regal Films
Release Date February 9, 2000
Story and Screenplay Wali Ching
Cinematography Ely Cruz
Film Editor George Jarlego
Production Design Ronaldo Cadapan
Musical Director Jaime Fabregas
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Maryo J. delos Reyes
Cast Aiko Melendez, Gelli de Belen and Jomari Yllana/ Also starring Gerard Lauron, Marita Zobel, Ramil Rodriguez, Lucita Soriano, Winnie Cordero, Ester Chavez, Cezar Xerez- Burgos, Flora Gasser, Estrella Antonio, Ama Quiambao, Arlene Tolibas, Lui Manansala, Lora Luna, Eugene Domingo, Cutie del Ma


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

THE 2000s # 7: SABRINA M., REY 'PJ' ABELLANA, MELANIE GOMEZ, FERNANDO MONTENEGRO, DIEGO SALVADOR, AKI ZABARTE IN "BIRTHDAY GIFT 2" (2000)

A woman avenges the death of her mother and kills her live-in lover. She languishes in jail but is later paroled and is reunited with her daughter.


"Birthday Gift 2" (2000)
El Nino Films, Gift Productions
Release Date February 9, 2000
Direction Cesar A.B. Abella
Cast Sabrina M., Rey 'PJ' Abellana, Melanie Gomez, Fernando Montenegro, Diego Salvador, Aki Zabarte

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THE 2000s # 6: LITO LAPID, ANA CAPRI, TONTON GUTIERREZ, WITH ROY ALVAREZ, ALLEN DIZON, CAMILLE ROXAS, PAOLO RIVERO, PATRICIA DANZ, RAYMOND KEANU AND JAIME FABREGAS IN "FIDEL JIMENEZ, MAGKASUBIUKAN TAYO" (2000)

A well-respected police officer rescues a reporter from her kidnappers. He assists her ion her quest for justice, not knowing that they will be fighting against a congressman and a police colonel.


"Fidel Jimenez, Magkasubukan Tayo" (2000)
Regal Films
Release Date February 2, 2000
Story and Screenplay Henry nadong
Cinematography Caloy Jacinto
Film Editor Roberto Vasadre
Production Design Imelda Gabriel, Sacho Tajume
Musical Director Blitz Padua
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Tata Esteban
Cast Lito Lapid, Ana Capri, Tonton Gutierrez/ Also starring  Roy Alvarez, Allen Dizon, Camille Roxas, Paolo Rivero, Patricia Danz, Raymond Keanu and Jaime Fabregas

Sunday, April 7, 2024

THE 2000s # 5: FERNANDO POE, JR., NANETTE MEDVED, WITH BOB SOLER, MARITONI FERNANDEZ, PAQUITO DIAZ, BERTING LABRA, ROMY DIAZ, RICARDO CEPEDA, ZANDRO ZAMORA AND INTRODUCING CRIS VILLONCO IN "ANG DALUBHASA" (2000)

After surviving an ambush that killed his wife and child, a former military man becomes a highly respected surgeon until tragedy befalls on of his patients.


"Ang Dalubhasa" (2000)
Millennium Cinema
Release Date January 26, 2000
Story and Screenplay Pablo S. Gomez, Manny R. Buising
Cinematography Ver Reyes
Film Editor Augusto Salvador
Production Design Martin Masadao
Musical Director Jaime Fabregas
Direction Ronwaldo Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Nanette Medved/ Also starring Bob Soler, Maritoni Fernandez, Paquito Diaz, Berting Labra, Romy Diaz, Ricardo Cepeda, Zandro Zamora, Johnny Vicar, Dindo Arroyo, Marco Polo Garcia, Manjo del Mundo, Tony Carreon, Nanding Fernandez Bon Vibar, Marita Zobel, Maita Sanchez, Naty Santiago




THE 2000s # 4: INA RAYMUNDO, JOHN APACIBLE, CARLA GUEVARA AND ANGELA VELEZ IN "SHAME (BAKIT AKO MAHIHIYA?)" (2000)

A vulnerable young woman falls for the charms of a sadistic lover, bravely rises above her low self-esteem, and breaks free


"Shame (Bakit Ako Mahihiya?)" (2000)
Regal Films
Release Date January 17, 2000
Story and Screenplay Jose Javier Reyes
Cinematography Edgardo Jacinto
Film Editor Danny Gloria
Production Design Jose Lorenzo M. Matic
Musical Director Dionisio 'Nonong' Buencamino
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Manny Castaneda
Cast Ina Raymundo, John Apacible, Carla Guevara and Angel Velez/ Also starring Pacqui Barrica, Lui Manansala, Paula Gomez, Carmen Serafin

THE 2000s # 3: KLAUDIA KORONEL, BARBARA MILANO, KATRINA PAULA, INA ALEGRE, JULIO DIAZ, HAROLD PINEDA, JETHRO RAMIREZ AND INTRODUCING AILEINE VALDEZ IN "MASARAP HABANG MAINIT" (2000)

The three sisters fight to keep their inheritance and discover the truth about the death of their mother.


"Masarap Habang Mainit" (2000)
Starlight Films
Release Date January 12, 2000
Story and Screenplay Joven Velasco, Mitos Curameng, Leo Valdez
Cinematography Christopher Lobo
Film Editor Rudy Cabrales
Production Design Edel Templonuevo
Musical Director Benny Medina
Direction William Pascual
Cast Klaudia Koronel, Barbara Milano, Katrina Paula, Ina Alegre, Julio Diaz, Harold Pineda, Jethro Ramirez/ Introducing Aileine Valdez/ Also starring Sammy Lagmay, Jonathan Paguio, Madame Auring, Edel Templonuevo, Jess Evardone, Gil Amores, Kit Leal, Mico Pamintuan, Rosemarie Kaguamsua


Thursday, April 4, 2024

THE 2000s # 2: CIARA SOTTO, APRIL BOY REGINO, MANILYN REYNES, MIKEY MACAPAGAL ARROYO, WITH LINDSAY CUSTODIO, TROVADOR RAMOS, JR., PRECIOUS VALENCIA, GABRIEL ROMULO AND INTRODUCING MANNY PACQUIAO IN "'DI KO KAYANG TANGGAPIN" (2000)

Three half brothers--- an aspiring recording artist, an amateur boxer and an ambitious young man--- will do everything to fulfill their dream of being rich and successful.


"'Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin" (2000)
World Arts Cinema
Release Date January 12, 2000
Story and Screenplay Dolan Harmond, Wilsa dela Cruz
Cinematography Danny Bustos
Film Editor Rogelio Salvador
Production Design Danny Javier
Musical Director Rey Magtoto
Direction Willy Milan
Cast Ciara Sotto, April Boy Regino, Manilyn Reynes, Mikey Macapagal Arroyo/ Introducing Manny Pacquiao/ Also starring Lindsay Custodio, Trovador Ramos, Jr., Preciuos Valencia, Gabriel Romulo, Paolo Robles, Marissa Sanchez/ with Cita Astals, Bella Flores, Justine Draper, Vangie Labalan, Archie Adamos, Naty Santiago, Ian Veneracion


THE 2000s # 1: HAZEL ESPINOSA, JASMINE TOLENTINO, NICKO MONTES, ERWIN MONTES, ALDO ALVAREZ, LYRA LORENA, ERICK RODRIGUEZ, ARIEL REYES IN "UHAW NA HAYOP" (2000)

Maltreated by her aunt and her jealous cousin, a woman leaves home to live on her own.


"Uhaw na Hayop" (2000)
Taurus Films
Release Date January 4, 2000
Story and Screenplay Rolando Reyes
Cinematography Boy Anao
Film Editor Nap Montebon
Production Design Ver Langcauon
Musical Director Willie Yusi
Direction Rolly Bernardo
Cast Hazel Espinosa, Jasmine Tolentino, Nicko Montes, Erwin Montes, Aldo Alvarez, Lyra Lorena, Erick Rodriguez, Ariel Reyes

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

THE NINETIES # 1121: MARICEL SORIANO, GINA ALAJAR, MANILYN REYNES, GARDO VERZOSA, WITH COGIE DOMINGO, JASON SALCEDO, JANUS DEL PRADO, JUNELL HERNANDO IN "SA PILING NG ASWANG" (1999)

After a lifetime of ignoring the needs of her brother, a woman is determined to unearth the truth behind his mysterious disappearance. She goes to the island of Panay where her horrific journey begins.


"Sa Piling ng Aswang" (1999)
Regal Films
Official entry to the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival 
Release Date December 25, 1999
Story and Screenplay Gabriel Fernandez, Lorenzo 'Lore' Reyes
Cinematography Ricahrd Padernal
Film Editor Jesus 'Jess' Navarro
Production Design Michelle Rufo
Musical Director Marc Aramian
Executive Producer Lily Monteverde
Direction Peque Gallaga, Lorenzo 'Lore' Reyes
Cast Maricel Soriano, Gina Alajar, Manilyn Reynes, Gardo Versoza/ Also starring Cogie Domingo, Jason Salcedo, Janus del Prado, Junell Hernando, Justin Simoy, Bea Lopez, Pilar Lafontaine, Joan Aguas



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THE NINETIES # 1120: RAMON 'BONG' REVILLA, JR., PRINCESS PUNZALAN, DENNIS PADILLA, JESS LAPID, JR., VANESSA DEL BIANCO, GLADYS REYES, LJ MORENO IN "PEPENG AGIMAT" (1999)

A honest policeman gets his ardent wish to have his own amulet which gives him more powers and proves that good always triumphs over evil.


"Pepeng Agimat" (1999)
Millenium Cinema
Official entry to the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival 
Release Date December 25, 1999
Story and Screenplay Felix E. Dalay, Jojo Lapus, Jerry Tirazona
Cinematography Pablo Bautista, Ely Cruz
Film Editor Renato 'Ning-Ning' de Leon
Production Design Ruben Arthur Nicdao
Musical Director Jaime Fabregas
Direction Felix E. Dalay
Cast Ramon 'Bong' Revilla, Jr., Princess Pinzalan, Dennis Padilla, Jess Lapid, Jr., Vanessa del Bianco, Gladys Reyes, LJ Moreno/ Also starring Joonee Gamboa, Al Tantay, Roldan Aquino, King Gutierrez, Gerard Ejercito, Boy Roque, Jesette Prospero, Christopher Roxas, Jolo Revilla




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THE NINETIES # 1119: CESAR MONTANO, AMY AUSTRIA, PEN MEDINA, JHONG HILARIO, REBECCA LUSTERIO IN MARILOU DIAZ- ABAYA'S "MURO-AMI" (1999)

As fire devours his fishing boat, an erstwhile angry, selfish and abusive man sacrifices himself to save the lives of the many children he has hired to do illegal muro-ami fishing. 


"Muro-Ami" (1999)
GMA Films
Official entry to the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival 
Release Date December 25, 1999
Story and Screenplay Ricardo 'Ricky' Lee
Cinematography Rody Lacap
Film Editor Jesus 'Jess' Navarro
Production Design Leo Abaya
Musical Director Dionisio 'Nonong' Buencamino
Direction Marilou Diaz- Abaya
Cast Cesar Montano, Amy Austria, Pen Medina, Jhong Hilario, Rebecca Lusterio




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THE NINETIES # 1118: JUDY ANN SANTOS (IN THE TITLE ROLE), PIOLO PASCUAL, CARMINA VILLARROEL, CHARO SANTOS, ELIZABETH OROPESA, TOMMY ABUEL, MARVIN AGUSTIN, WOWIE DE GUZMAN, ANGELIKA DELA CRUZ IN "ESPERANZA, THE MOVIE" (1999)

 A young woman and her siblings get reunited with their mother, only to be separated again by the evil schemes of people who want to bring misery to their family.


"Esperanza, The Movie" (1999)
Star Cinema Productions
Official entry to the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival 
Release Date December 25, 1999
Story and Screenplay Dado Lumibao
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Film Editor Marya Ignacio
Production Design Gil Morales
Musical Director Jesse Lasaten
Direction Jerry Lopez Sineneng
Cast Judy Ann Santos (in the title role), Piolo Pascual, Carmina Villarroel, Charo Santos, Elizabeth Opropesa, Tommy Abuel, Marvin Agustin, Wowie de Guzman, Angelika dela Cruz, Tanya Garcia, Dante Rivero, Lito Legaspi, Beth Tamayo, Chat Silayan, Bembol Roco, Emman Abeleda, Joel Torre, Rosa Rosal, Melissa Mendez, Spencer Reyes





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THE NINETIES # 1117: CHRISTOPHER DE LEON, JOMARI YLLANA, ANGELU DE LEON, WITH ELIZABETH OROPESA, BEMBOL ROCO, JAKE ROXAS IN "BULAKLAK NG MAYNILA" (1999)

Raped by her mother's paramour who is also the neighborhood toughie, a young woman tries to go on with her life after she leaves home and works as a sexy dancer. She gets retribution when her mother realizes what her lover has done to her family and kills him.


"Bulaklak ng Maynila" (1999)
Viva Films
Official entry to the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival 
Release Date December 25, 1999
Story and Screenplay Ricardo 'Ricky' Lee
Cinematography Monino Duque
Film Editor Tara Illenberger
Production Design Benjie de Guzman
Musical Director Jesse Lasaten
Executive Producer Vic del Rosario, Jr.
Direction Joel Lamangan
Cast Christopher de Leon, Jomari Yllana, Angelu de Leon/ Also starring Elizabeth Oropesa, Bembol Roco, Jake Roxas, Jim Pebanco, Lester Llansang, Melisse Santiago


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Monday, April 1, 2024

THE NINETIES # 1116: DAN ALVARO, RUFA MAE QUINTO, DAISY REYES, DANTE VARONA, ERICK ESGUERRA, BERNARD BONNIN, MAGGIE DELA RIVA, ERNIE ZARATE, GABRIEL ROMULO IN "AKO ANG LALAGOT NG HININGA MO!" (1999)

 A feud erupts between the godfather and his godson.


"Ako ang Lalagot ng Hininga Mo!" (1999)
MHR Productions
Official entry to the 1999 Metro Manila Film Festival 
Release Date December 25, 1999
Story and Screenplay Rene Balan
Cinematography Ariong Cuenco
Film Editor Tony Sy, Vivian Villahermosa
Production Design Monching Escobar
Musical Director Alwyn Cruz
Direction Rene Balan
Cast Dan Alvaro, Rufa Mae Quinto, Daisy Reyes, Dante Varona, Erick Esguerra, Bernard Bonnin, Maggie dela Riva, Ernie Zarate, Gabriel Romulo, Nick Romano, Ronnie Valle, Romy Diaz, Roberto Gonzales, Conrad Poe, Robert Rivera, Yda Reyes, Jannette Quimpo, Leo Lazaro, Bobby Benitez, Jess Sanchez

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