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‘The Revenger Squad’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Joyce Bernal; stars Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach, Loisa Andalio, Ejay Falcon. Comedian Vice Ganda has set "exceptionally high expectations of himself" while making this fantasy-adventure film, according to director Joyce Bernal. She says the comedian "wants to do a lot of things in the movie," referring specifically to action stunts and special effects required in making it. Bernal also has good words for young star Daniel Padilla and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, whom she said was "surpri...Keep on reading: ‘The Revenger Squad’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 19th, 2017

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach plays enthusiastic camp director in My Perfect You

MANILA, Philippines – After appearing as a superhero in The Revenger Squad last Christmas, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach returns to the big screen, this time  teaming up with Gerald Anderson in Cathy Garcia-Molina's My Perfect You. Pia plays the role of Abi, the overall person in charge of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

More lessons from 2017 MMFF

Our recent analysis of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entries' individual grosses has prompted some film buffs to weigh in with their own takes on the subject. In general, they were vastly impressed that Vice Ganda's starrer, "The Revenger Squad," trounced the rest of the pack by such a wide margin. What was his secret, they asked? It isn't rocket science: The yearender, Yuletide fest is for children, and Vice's fantasticating screen romps are right up their viewing alley. It may not be a big secret, but Vice's frontrunner feat is still a remarkable achievement---that also says a lot about how "accepting" local viewers have become when it comes to gays in entertainme...Keep on reading: More lessons from 2017 MMFF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie "Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad" now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad” now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.. Source link link: ‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Vice, ginawang bisyo ng MMFF audience!

WOW, congrats kay Vice Ganda, since ginawa na yatang bisyo (vice in English) ng mga manonood na panoorin ang entry niya tuwing Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Yes, yearly. Hayan at balitang ang MMFF entry niya last year, Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad emerged again the film event’s top grosser. Last….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Joyce Bernal has no plans of retiring

She has given this generation some of its most compelling films, but director Joyce Bernal just does not see the time she will ever quit. She sees herself working in the industry until she is old. At this time of year, the holidays are not a reason for her to slow down. She is busy promoting her entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival, the comedy riot movie, "Gandarrapido:The Revenger Squad," top-billed by Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Select members of the entertainment press were able to get up-close and personal with the director at the recently concluded digital conference for the movie. She shared her thoughts on retiring. "Ido...Keep on reading: Joyce Bernal has no plans of retiring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

Coco at Vice Ganda, ’di kayang magbigayan

MARAMI ang nagsasabi na sa darating na Metro Manila Film Festival, it will be a fight between Ang Panday versus The Revenger Squad sa takilya. Parehong may bagong sangkap o rekado ang dalawang pelikula which will open on Christmas Day. There was a time na nagbibigayan ang mga producer at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

5 fun facts about the movie Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad

MANILA, Philippines – Vice Ganda is back in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and this time, he's teaming up with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Teen King Daniel Padilla in Star Cinema's  Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad . (READ:  Vice Ganda is making his superhero dreams a reality ) Directed by Joyce Bernal, the movie revolves around Emy (Vice), who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Vice Ganda declares P1B as box-office take

STAR Cinema’s MMFF entry this Christmas, “Gandarrappido: The Revenger Squad” boasts of three firsts that fans are looking forward to. For the first time, Vice Ganda is playing a superhero with Daniel Padilla (who’s also playing superhero for the first time) while former Miss Universe Pia Wurztbach debuts on the… Source link link: Vice Ganda declares P1B as box-office take.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 ALL TRAILERS – Manila Video

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) on Friday announced the complete list of entries for its 2017 competition. Comedian Vice Ganda returns to the festival through “Gandarrapiddo! The Revenger Squad,” under Star Cinema and Viva Films. The “It’s Showtime” host will be starring with actor Daniel Padilla and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Meanwhile, Vic… link: Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 ALL TRAILERS – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2017

Breaking Down Gilas vs Kazakhstan

From the get-go, it was obvious that this iteration of Gilas Pilipinas would be a bit different. Coach Yeng Guiao, who could have opted on a more offensively potent starting unit, decided to go with familiarity and defense, starting three players from the Rain or Shine core in Gabe Norwood, Maverick Ahanmisi, and Beau Belga, and inserting JP Erram at center and Stanley Pringle at the point guard spot. The effect was immediately evident, as the corner triple from Norwood off a Pringle assist in the first play of the game set the tone. The trio of Norwood-Ahanmisi-Pringle showed why they are probably one of the strongest, more athletic, quick, and defensive-minded perimeter trios that Gilas has fielded in recent years. Practically switching everything on the outside, they did not allow Kazakhstan any room to operate, nor to get any rhythm from the field while forcing multiple turnovers, with Ahanmisi getting two steals that led to transition layups early. It was a 12-2 start for the Philippines before Kazakhstan could blink. The only thing going for the opposing team was their offensive rebounding, albeit these only prevented further transition baskets from the Philippines, as the Kazakhs couldn’t convert on the put backs. One thing Gilas has to adjust to however, is the way the international referees call the game, as their bigs – Almazan and Belga – got into foul trouble early, and penalty situation allowed Kazakhstan to make some headway from the line despite shooting just 1/13 from the field in the first. It was a low scoring first quarter, with Gilas held scoreless for the last 4 minutes and Kazakhstan unable to capitalize on the penalty situation, missing multiple charities. The quarter ended 16-9, Philippines. The second quarter started with Kazakhstan giving up their 7th turnover, which would be a recurring theme throughout the game thanks to Gilas’ defensive pressure. With 6 steals through the first 15 minutes of the game, Gilas prevented their opponents from getting any rhythm offensively, despite Rustam Yergali coming out more aggressive on the offensive end.  James Yap came off the bench and poured in 7 points in the first half, hitting 1 of Gilas’ 6 first half triples. They were 6/19 from deep while holding Kazakhstan, who is known for their outside shooting, to 1/12 at the half. Defense was once again the key in the 2nd quarter, as Gilas allowed just 11 Kazakhstan points, with themselves scoring 25. They forced 15 turnovers with 11 steals total in the first half, scoring 18 turnover points as a result; while they themselves committed just 5 turnovers, yielding 0 turnover points for the Kazakhs. The only downside was they gave up 18 freethrows to Kazakhstan, who luckily only converted on 11 of them. The half ended with the Philippines holding a commanding 21-pt lead, 41-20. Stanley Pringle was impressive to say the least, running the offense and controlling the pace of the game, living up to the all the accolades thrown his way prior to the Asiad. Kazakhstan came out of the halftime huddle with a lot more urgency, employing full court pressure all throughout the 3rd quarter, and outscoring Gilas 9-5 in the first 2 1/2 minutes. They also continued to hold the rebounding edge, especially on the offensive glass. While the Philippines continued to pressure defensively, doubling the ballscreens, Kazakhstan was able to adjust, hitting the rolling big man on multiple occasions for easy undergoal baskets. It was here that Fil-German Standhardinger went to work, getting offensive rebounds and scoring on back-to-back baskets midway through the 3rd, despite picking up his fourth personal with still 4 minutes left in the quarter. This turned out to be Kazakhstan’s best quarter, and the only one where the breached the 20-pt mark, outscoring Gilas 23-20. Whether it was the adrenaline rush with the arrival of Jordan Clarkson in the venue or an earful from Coach Yeng at the end of the third, Gilas started out much better in the fourth, with Pringle once again leading the charge. He hit back-to-back baskets to get to his game high 18pts to start the fourth period; while Almazan – who had multiple skirmishes throughout the game – also hit back-to-back baskets. By the time Paul Lee hit his 3rd consecutive triple midway through the fourth – his only field goals of the game – the game had been blown wide open on a Gilas 20-9 fourth quarter run, 81-52. At that point everyone started getting into the scoring picture while they kept the defensive intensity and held Kazakhstan to just 16 points in the fourth for an emphatic 96-59 opening day win. It was an impressive start to the tournament for Gilas, despite the absence of Kazakhstan’s best player due to injury, and more so with all that had happened prior to arriving in Indonesia. They now have four days to prepare for a key matchup with powerhouse China. With Clarkson, they get not just another elite athlete on the perimeter, but a legitimate NBA talent in his prime. It will take a lot more than that however, as the game against Kazakhstan showed. There will be no room for error against the huge and athletic Chinese frontline, and their younger guards. Defensively they’ll have to communicate as well, if not better; and our bigs will have to work extra hard to box out their Chinese counterparts. We can’t give up too many fouls, as the Chinese are tremendously better free throw shooters, and putting our already thin frontline in foul trouble will further limit their ability to implement Coach Yeng’s defensive gameplan. Offensively, I’m confident we have the talent to compete or even surpass China in the perimeter, and everyone knows Coach Yeng is a master at bringing out the best in his players. If our guards can wreak havoc and break China’s perimeter defense, and we’ll be able to get open looks both inside and out. If our bigs, Belga, Erram, Standhardinger, Almazan, and Taulava can limit China’s 2nd chance opportunities and give us a decent amount of 2nd looks, then we definitely have a shot. This Gilas squad definitely looks promising. I’m sure glad we decided to send one.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 22 min. ago

PVL: Lady Tams clinch a Final Four berth

Far Eastern University once again went through the proverbial eye of the needle to carve out a come-from-behind 15-25, 25-23, 15-25, 25-23, 15-7 win over University of the Philippines and clinch a semifinals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Tamaraws fought back from five points down in the fourth set to force a decider before unleashing a barrage of hits in early in the fifth frame to silence the Lady Maroons and climb to a share of the second spot with University of Sto. Tomas with 5-1 win-loss record. FEU joined UST and unbeaten Adamson University in the Final Four. Heather Guino-o stepped up on offense for 13 points while Jeannette Villareal had 10 markers for FEU, which survived its third straight five-set game. FEU rallied from a 16-21 deficit in the fourth set to extend the match before opening a 10-3 gap in the deciding frame to cruise to back-to-back victories.    “Ang sabi ko sa kanila hindi pa naman natatapos sa fourth set so may chance pa. Ang importante nandoon pa rin ang willingness nila, yung fighting spirit nila na kaya pa rin nilang talunin. Huwag na lang nilang intindihin ang score, ang intindihin nila ang laro nila,” said FEU coach George Pascua, whose squad played without Czarina Carandang while Celine Domingo sat out the match. Carandang had difficulty in breathing and was hospitalized while Domingo was nursing a sore left knee. UP was hounded by errors, committing 42 including three of the last four points of the match while allowing the Lady Tams to land 10 aces. The Lady Maroons continued to blow hot and cold in the conference. UP has yet to string back-to-back wins. Isa Molde scored 20 points, Marist Layug got 16 while Roselyn Rossier and rookie Nicole Magsarile finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Lady Maroons, who dropped to 3-3 slate.     ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 22 min. ago

ASIAN GAMES: Pinoy netters out to end an 8-year medal drought

PALEMBANG -- Head coach Chris Cuarto is banking on a favorable draw for the Filipino athletes to boost their medal prospects as the 18th Asian Games tennis tournament unfolds on Monday with the singles competitions at the Jakabaring Sports City courts here. “First of all, we will be trying for a good draw, which is our No. 1 goal,” said Cuarto, who has been at the helm of the PHL squad since the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. “The Asian Games field is very high so having a favorable draw helps.” Seeing action in men’s singles are Jeson Patrombon, Francis Casey “Nino” Alcantara, Alberto Lim Jr. while Fil-German Katharina Lehnart and Marian Jade Capadocia are competing in the women’s division, and whose draws or pairings are to be held on Sunday. Also kicking off on Monday is the mixed doubles round-of-32 with Alcantara partnering with Lehnart and Capadocia teaming up with either Lim or Patrombon. “I think we have a good chance at medal in the mixed doubles with the tandem of Alcantra and Lehnart,” Cuarto said, “although I would be happy if any of our players or teams reach the semifinals.” The last time that the country won in the Asian Games tennis tournament was in the 2010 Guangzho Asiad when Fil-Am Cecil Mamiit took the men’s singles bronze then teamed up with fellow Fil-Am Eric Taino in bagging another bronze in the men’s doubles......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News11 hr. 22 min. ago

A squad built in weeks: Man United women’s team is revived

MANCHESTER, England --- Within a few weeks, Casey Stoney has completed the job many soccer coaches would envy and some find daunting: Assembling a squad completely from scratch. Thirteen years after Manchester United women's team was disbanded to prioritize resources on the men, gender equality has returned to one of the world's richest sports teams. Only 83 days after being granted a license by the English Football Association, United's women's side plays on Sunday against Liverpool with Stoney as coach. "It was a blank canvas," Stoney said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I wasn't coming in and clearing up anyone else's mess. I wasn't inheriting players. It was stressful...Keep on reading: A squad built in weeks: Man United women’s team is revived.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 56 min. ago

Son feels ashamed after South Korea s upset loss to Malaysia

By John Pye, Associated Press BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — In his last start a week ago Son Heung-min helped Tottenham to a win in the Premier League. In his last start in a South Korea jersey Son scored late in a World Cup upset group stage win over 2014 champion Germany in late June. He was a long way from there on Friday, when his belated start to the Asian Games ended in a 2-1 loss to Malaysia that left him feeling ashamed in front of 4,125 fans on the outskirts of Bandung, the capital of Indonesia's West Java province. After getting permission from Tottenham to pursue a gold medal that would earn him an exemption from national military service, Son finally got on the field in the 57th minute of South Korea's second group game. By then, the defending champions were down 2-0 after a pair of first-half goals from Safawi Rasid and all the warnings Son had given his young teammates about the potential threats of every opponent appeared to have gone unheeded. "I feel ashamed about this shocking loss," Son said in Korean. "The players sort of took it easy. After the Malaysians scored two goals, the players were perplexed." He was unable to spark a comeback win at SI Jalak Harupat Stadium, the art deco-inspired 27,000-seat stadium that is set amid volcanic hills and tea plantations about a four-hour drive southeast of Jakarta. Son had some good touches but, after Hwang Ui-jo scored for South Korea in the 87th, he pushed a long-range free kick wide in the last minute. South Korea had more than two-thirds of the possession and took 14 shots to Malaysia's five but lacked finish in the front third and were exposed early in defense. Defense is the key for this South Korean team. A gold medal will exempt them from 21 months of military service, an obligation Son is otherwise expected to start within the next two years. That's the kind of commitment that could hurt his playing career. He's at the Asian Games in Indonesia as one of the three wildcard — or overage players — in the under-23 South Korean squad. And he's one of four members of South Korea's World Cup squad selected for the roster, along with Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Seung-woo and goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo. Only one of them — Hwang — started against Malaysia. South Korea coach Kim Hak-bum admitted he made a tactical blunder by rotating his players too early in the tournament. "That was my mistake ... I regret that," Kim said through a translator. "Because of today's result we've got a difficult pathway to the finals. First place and second place in this group is quite different in the round of 16 ... but we'll get through." Kim responded to question about Son's limited playing time by saying the star player had only been with the squad a couple of days and his fitness and condition had to be properly managed. The 25-team tournament is not officially recognized by FIFA, but Tottenham allowed the 26-year-old Son to leave England after the 2-1 win at Newcastle. Son missed South Korea's run to the Asian Games title in 2014 because he was not released by former club Bayer Leverkusen, adding to the pressure on him to win gold this time. "I should have controlled the game better and helped the (young) players in their mind controls — I feel a big responsibility for that," Son said. "I and our coach told players that we could face a big trouble if we lowered our guard. Of course, this thing should not happen, but I feel very relieved that this happened during the group preliminaries. I hope our players have learned that." South Korea will round out the group stage against Kyrgyzstan on Monday and will need a big win to restore confidence ahead of the knockout stage. Malaysia leads Group E with two wins and is three points clear of South Korea, which had opened its campaign by thrashing Bahrain 6-0 on Wednesday. Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan had a 2-2 draw Friday to pick up their first points of the tournament and remain in contention. The top two teams from each group and four best-performing third-placed teams advance to the round of 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games

By The Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia. Argentina's interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after another frustrating World Cup. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan loan signing Gonzalo Higuain were also omitted by Scaloni. So were defender Nicolas Otamendi and midfielder Ever Banega. Argentina plays against Guatemala on Sept. 7 in Los Angeles and Colombia in New Jersey four days later. Scaloni chose more than 20 new faces, including young players like Boca Juniors striker Cristian Pavon and Giovanni Simeone of Italian club Fiorentina. He is the son of Diego Simeone, the current Atletico Madrid coach and former Argentina midfielder. The squad includes Mauro Icardi, the Inter Milan striker not picked for the World Cup by former coach Jorge Sampaoli. Argentina was eliminated from the World Cup in the first knockout round by eventual champion France. Messi, who turned 31 during his fourth and possibly final World Cup, again failed to score in the knockout stages of the competition. The Argentine Football Association has yet to announce a permanent replacement for Sampaoli. ___________ ARGENTINA: Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Geronimo Rulli (Real Sociedad), Sergio Romero (Manchester United). Defenders: Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Fabricio Bustos (Independiente), Leonel Di Placido (Lanus), German Pezzella (Fiorentina), Alan Franco (Independiente), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal), Walter Kannemann (Gremio), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Santiago Ascacibar (Stuttgart), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St. Petersburg), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporting Lisbon), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Gerrmain), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon), Gonzalo Martinez (River), Franco Cervi (Benfica), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica), Ezequiel Palacios (River), Matias Vargas (Velez), Franco Vazquez (Sevilla). Forwards: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan), Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Korea still united despite first Asian Games loss

A joint Korean women's basketball team recorded their first loss at the Asian Games on Friday but their coach insisted the players have put aside their national identities and are determined to win as a united squad. A 200-strong army of Korean fans -- sporting T-shirts bearing the unified Korean flag and the slogan "One dream, one Corea" -- cheered on the team, fresh from a thunderous win against hosts Indonesia on Wednesday. But the drums and chants were in the end not enough and the team went down to Taiwan 87-85 in their second league encounter. Nevertheless, Korea's assistant coach Ha Sook-rye told AFP there is a feeling of togetherness among the players. "Everyt...Keep on reading: Korea still united despite first Asian Games loss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Guiao earns cheers

JAKARTA — Yeng Guiao made heads turn following Gilas Pilipinas’ masterful performance in its first game in the men’s basketball competition of the 18th Asian Games on Thursday. The Rain or Shine-backed Nationals registered a 37-point blowout, 96-59, against a bigger, more experienced Kazakhstan squad to gain momentum entering their very crucial game against China […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Son’s Korea drubs Bahrain

BANDUNG, Indonesia — Son Heung-min watched from the bench as South Korea tore apart Bahrain 6-0 at the Asian Games on Wednesday to boost the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s chances of avoiding military service by winning gold. Son, who only joined the squad this week, cheered on the defending champions as Hwang Ui-jo netted a first-half […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

2018 SOONG CHING LING CUP: NOFA booters bow to Thailand

THE Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) team did not have the same luxury of a wider rotation as they bowed to Thailand, 6-1, in a different semifinals format match of the ongoing 2018 Soong Ching Ling Cup in Beijing, China last Aug. 15. The NOFA squad, which represented the country’s U13 football team, failed to […] The post 2018 SOONG CHING LING CUP: NOFA booters bow to Thailand appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018