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Anne Curtis stars in thriller film ‘Aurora’

After her top-grossing reunion movie "Sid & Aya: Not A Love Story" with former "T.G.I.S." co-star Dingdong Dantes, Princess of All Media Anne Curtis embarks on another must-see project, the thriller film "Aurora." Shot in breathtaking Batanes, the film is directed by Yam Laranas, best known for his 2011 work "The Road," starring Alden Richards. Meanwhile, 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for Curtis as she is set to make three big releases this year. Her current film "Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story" has swept the box-office with staggering gross sales of P160 million. Then, her first-ever action film "Buy Bust," will open locally on August 1. Her third film t...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis stars in thriller film ‘Aurora’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 21st, 2018

Anne Curtis stars in thriller film ‘Aurora’

After her top-grossing reunion movie "Sid & Aya: Not A Love Story" with former "T.G.I.S." co-star Dingdong Dantes, Princess of All Media Anne Curtis embarks on another must-see project, the thriller film "Aurora." Shot in breathtaking Batanes, the film is directed by Yam Laranas, best known for his 2011 work "The Road," starring Alden Richards. Meanwhile, 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for Curtis as she is set to make three big releases this year. Her current film "Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story" has swept the box-office with staggering gross sales of P160 million. Then, her first-ever action film "Buy Bust," will open locally on August 1. Her third film t...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis stars in thriller film ‘Aurora’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

WATCH: Anne Curtis takes on the horror genre in Aurora teaser trailer

MANILA, Philippines – Anne Curtis adds chilling horror to the list of genres she's explored this year as she stars in Yam Laranas' upcoming film, Aurora. In the film, Anne plays a girl named Leanna who lives on a small island where a ship named Aurora has crashed. Leanna and her sister ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Anne falls in love with ‘beautiful, surreal’ Batanes

The way actress Anne Curtis puts it, accepting filmmaker Yam Laranas' offer to topbill his latest thriller "Aurora" was a no-brainer. "I've always wanted to work with Direk Yam in a movie, so after I read the script and loved the eeriness of it all... it was an instant yes," recalls Anne, who had collaborated with the director in advertising shoots in the past. Direk Yam describes the script, written by his wife, journalist Gin de Mesa, as "genre-bending." The director explains that the script is "grounded even if it's a compelling supernatural thriller at the same time." He concedes, however: "I know it is very scary, so some audiences will also say that it's a horror film....Keep on reading: Anne falls in love with ‘beautiful, surreal’ Batanes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’

Director Irene Villamor recently came to the defense of actress Nadine Lustre after a basher called her "flop queen" online. Following the success of "Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story," which saw Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes together on the big screen, Villamor is now working on her next film, "Ulan," which stars Carlo Aquino and Lustre. Aquino took to his Instagram recently and shared a photo of him and Lustre shooting a scene for the movie. In Aquino's post yesterday, Oct. 15, he and Lustre are seen standing in the rain in what looked like a jeepney stop in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. "Munting palaruan noong aking kabataan," Aquino wrote o...Keep on reading: Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

‘BuyBust’ is a blood-and-guts winner

DALY CITY, California -- "BuyBust" is a gritty drama about the ongoing drug problem in Manila. It stars Anne Curtis as antinarcotics operative Nina Manigan, who has just survived the slaughter of her entire team in a failed drug bust. Curtis,in this film, may just have reinvented herself as the quintessential female action star of Filipino movies. One can almost forgive the overwrought and overly long fight sequences that feature her, because they feature her.   Filipino movies seem to have progressed exponentially in terms of production quality over the last 20 years. Gone is the hissing sound of the open air in the background audio when a scene is shot outside the sound ...Keep on reading: ‘BuyBust’ is a blood-and-guts winner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Anne to other nonsingers: Embrace your voice and sing your heart out

  After getting married in 2016, Anne Curtis thought that her career was bound to slow down. It was the opposite. Things, somehow, got even "crazier." In the first half of this year alone, she shot three films---"Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story," "BuyBust" and her Metro Manila Film Festival entry, "Aurora"---on top of her daily hosting job in the noontime variety program, "It's Showtime." Now, she's preparing for her coming concert, "ANNEKulit: Promise, Last Na 'To," on Aug. 18 at Araneta Coliseum. "Just when I expected that things would start to get quieter, these things happened---it's amazing! It just goes to show that you don't have to change something about your...Keep on reading: Anne to other nonsingers: Embrace your voice and sing your heart out.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Anne falls in love with beautiful, surreal Batanes

Anne Curtis in Batanes The way actress Anne Curtis puts it, accepting filmmaker Yam Laranas' offer to topbill his latest thriller 'Aurora' was a no-brainer. 'I've always wa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

LOOK: New ‘Buy Bust’ poster features a fierce-looking Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis shows off a fierce side in the movie poster for her upcoming film "Buy Bust." Curtis shared the poster in an Instagram post dated June 22. She captioned it with, "KILL OR BE KILLED?" and included the movie's premiere date of Aug. 1. Photographer Mark Nicdao who shot the poster also shared a grittier but unused version on his Instagram account. Directed by Erik Matti, "Buy Bust" had its international premiere at the close of this year's New York Asian Film Festival. North American distributor Well Go USA also bought the rights to distribute the movie and show it in theaters. The movie stars Curtis as a fearless law-enforcement agent who got involved in ...Keep on reading: LOOK: New ‘Buy Bust’ poster features a fierce-looking Anne Curtis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1

  'Buy Bust.' the much-awaited action-thriller film of Anne Curtis is set to hit Philippine theaters starting August 1.   The movie will also be closing the New York Asian Film Festival this coming July. The official poster and teaser of the film will be out and ready this Friday and fans have laid out their excitement for the film.   The story follows two teams deployed by an antidrug enforcement agency to clean up drug-infested slums of Metro Manila.   Unlike her usual classy, poised, compelling roles, Buy Bust this time features a badass murderous Anne who shows a no-holds-barred style in slaying bad guys.   For this movie, Curti...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis thriller to open locally on Aug. 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Erotic thriller zeroes in on mental illness

The erotic film "Double Twisting Double Back" tackles how sex could affect a person's athletic performance, explained director Joseph Abello.   Joseph cites as an example boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. "I heard that he doesn't have sex months before a fight; that's why his wife Jinky gets pregnant after every fight," he said.   Another interesting topic being tackled by the Cinema One entry, which stars Tony Labrusca and Joem Bascon and is being shown till Oct. 21, is the mental disorder called dissociation. "It's a medical term for people with a split personality," explained producer Shandii Bacolod. "However, there's much more to the film than the illness." &n...Keep on reading: Erotic thriller zeroes in on mental illness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Catching Up with The Truth: ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera talks BuyBust experience

It’s been a while since we’ve seen ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera compete inside the ONE Championship cage. The last time Vera was in action was back in December of 2016 when he defended his title against Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine in Manila, winning via first round-TKO. And while “The Truth” hasn’t been active in mixed martial arts competition, that doesn’t mean that he’s been just sitting around, chilling. Far from it, in fact. Aside from getting married and taking care of some outside-competition matters, Vera has been quite busy on the silver screen. The 41-year old Fil-American booked his first major movie gig as part of the highly-successful action movie BuyBust, where he plays Rico Yatco, a member of an anti-narcotics squad in the Philippines. For Vera, the whole experience of being part of a movie is something that he says he looks forward to doing more in the future. “It was amazing, definitely something I look forward to doing after I’m finished with my competition side of martial arts, I absolutely loved it,” Vera shared with ABS-CBN Sports. Directed by famed Filipino movie director Erik Matti, BuyBust also features veteran actors such as Anne Curtis and Victor Neri among others. The experience, Vera says, is a ‘dream come true’ for him. “Working with Direk Erik, Ms. Anne Curtis, Victor Neri, Tito Levi [Ignacio], you know just working with that group of people and seeing the level of where I want to be, projects are coming my way now, it’s, I don’t know how to describe it, I don’t know how to explain it,” he said, “it’s beyond a dream. Most people dream to just get into a movie, I was put into a movie with all of those superstars. All I can do is thank my blessings everyday that I was able to do something like that.” Being a life-long mixed martial artist, Vera is no stranger to pressure and performing in front of large audiences. Having to “perform” so to say, for his BuyBust director and co-stars however, he admits, was a different beast altogether. “What do you think?” Vera responded with a chuckle. “First movie out? Okay, the lead is Anne Curtis. The director is Erik Matti. Then the names just kept on rolling. The pressure was definitely there, but Direk Erik said I did really good with the pressure, I just didn’t want to let the team down, that’s how I felt the whole time, I just didn’t want to let anybody down. From the directors, to the production, the cast, the crew that was working on set, I didn’t want to mess up for anyone. Definitely pressure, but I think that’s what helped us get through it,” he continued. Asked if he expected BuyBust to be as big as it was, Vera admitted that he didn’t know what to expect. “I had no idea. This was my first anything, so I had no idea. I didn’t get nervous, I wasn’t nervous for the world premiere in New York, I wasn’t nervous about that until before we left. We might have been already on the plane when I asked Anne, ‘Is this your first one?’ and she was like ‘Yeah, this is my first one.’ When she said that, it’s like it hit me in the face. ‘Oh my God, oh my God this is a big deal!’ That’s when I started getting nervous. I couldn’t believe what was going on,” he said. The experience as a whole, Vera says, was not simply a reason to be thankful, but rather a reason to keep working and keep striving to get better. “I’m just lucky, I’m lucky and blessed, that’s why I don’t complain about anything, just keep going forward and I keep training hard,” Vera added, “I keep going to Tagalog classes, I keep going to acting workshops, I have no right to complain, all I can do is get better. There’s too many people who put their faith in me for me to fail, and I just wanna keep grinding and getting better, and I realized all of this before, during, and after the shoot.” For now, however, Vera says that he’s more than excited to make his long-awaited return to the ONE Championship stage. While there’s no announcement yet with regards to his next title defense, the champ hopes to be able to do it on the upcoming ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS card in Manila on November 23rd at the Mall of Asia Arena. The card also features a highly-anticipated ONE Lightweight World Championship bout between Filipino martial arts hero Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Team Lakay and Singaporean knockout artist Amir Khan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Coming-Of-Age Crime Thriller “Kin” Opens August 29

Filmmakers Jonathan and Josh Baker make their feature directorial debut with “Kin,” which is based on their acclaimed short film, “Bag Man.” The movie stars Jack Reynor (“Glassland”), Zoë Kravitz (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Carrie Coon (“Gone Girl”), with Dennis Quaid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), and James Franco (“127 Hours”), and introducing newcomer Myles Truitt. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Anne Curtis dressed up in head-to-toe Gucci for New York Asian Film Festival

Liz Uy and her team Stylized Studio to dress her up in a head-to-toe Gucci outfit. She wore a heavily printed dress of florals and polkadots with a design that seems to be a cross between a kimono.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Anne Curtis takes a punch in the face in BuyBust

Anne Curtis Two years ago, the concept of 'BuyBust,' an upcoming action thriller by the acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti, was pitched to not a few production outfits. All of them had more o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Anne Curtis prepares to fly for two international film festivals

Image: Instagram/@annecurtissmith Anne Curtis feels excited to fly to two international film festivals for her new action film 'Buy Bust.' The actress gave a rundown of her planned trips.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Anne Curtis says she got punched in the face by a man in ‘Buy Bust’ shoot

                One of the many things award-winning actress Anne Curtis is proud of in her newest full-length action film "Buy Bust" would be the hardships she endured while filming the movie. Her stunts that she did all by herself were not for the weak and faint-hearted.   "Ang pinaka mahirap po is we did a 5-day rehearsal for one scene, it was a 3-minute scene na one long shot lang. It was one long shot na pinagpapasa-pasahan lang yung camera," she said at the grand media launch of "Buy Bust" on Tuesday.   "Galing ako sa baba, aakyat ako ng bubong bababa ako ng bubong makikipag-away ako sa bubong...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis says she got punched in the face by a man in ‘Buy Bust’ shoot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Jennylyn, may studio ng Pilates sa bahay

Nabasa namin ang post ni Director Erik Matti na schedule ng international screening ng Viva Films movie na Buy Bust. Sabi ni Direk Erik, si Anne Curtis ang dadalo, kasama siya sa New York Asian Film Festival kung saan ang Viva Films movie ang closing movie sa July 15. Si….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Selection of first 4 MMFF finalists explained

Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Kim Chiu, Vic Sotto Two films were chosen as finalists in this year's edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) because their scripts were well-written, while t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

MMFF announces first 4 movies for 2018 film festival

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Film Festival Committee announced on Friday, June 29, the first 4 films that will be part of the annual film festival scheduled this December. The movies starring Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, the tandem of Vic Sotto and Coco Martin, and Jessy Mendiola lead the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Anne Curtis susubukang pataubin si Vice Ganda sa Metro Manila Film Festival 2018? – Manila Video

Anne Curtis susubukang pataubin si Vice Ganda sa Metro Manila Film Festival 2018? source link: Anne Curtis susubukang pataubin si Vice Ganda sa Metro Manila Film Festival 2018? – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018