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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

No trace of bubbly Anne in ‘Aurora’

Anne Curtis dazzles in the haunting thriller, "Aurora," Viva Films and Aliud Entertainment's entry in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival. Sans maquillage, the charms of the deglamorized Anne still work. The rustic beauty of Batanes somehow tones down the eeriness of the story. See Anne at her rawest. With her commanding presence, the film could have been called "Annerora," instead. Here's my chat with Anne: What's more challenging for you to do, a horror or a dramatic film? Any role is challenging for me. Every character from a script that falls into my lap, I take as a challenge to lose myself in, so that you see no trace of the bubbly Anne Curtis---unless if needed, of co...Keep on reading: No trace of bubbly Anne in ‘Aurora’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Aurora | Inquirer Entertainment

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 44thMetro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2019.) Directed by Yam Laranas; stars Anne Curtis, Marco G.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

‘Aurora’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 44thMetro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2019.) Directed by Yam Laranas; stars Anne Curtis, Marco Gumabao, Phoebe Villamor A passenger ship named Aurora crashes into a rocky shore near a tiny island, leaving thousands of people dead. Some of the bodies surface and get retrieved, but many more remain missing, causing distress among the victims' families. Leana (Anne), who owns a ramshackle inn on the island, is asked to help in the search and retrieval operation in exchange of money---P50,000 per body. She's hesitant at first, but her sympathy for the grieving famili...Keep on reading: ‘Aurora’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 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

No ghosts are needed when the monsters are real

By Nickky F.P. de Guzman, Reporter Movie Review Aurora Directed by Yam Laranas EVEN WITHOUT the ghosts in it, Metro Manila Film Festival’s Aurora is a horror story: a harrowing tale of human greed. Starring Anne Curtis as Leanna, the film tells the story of a ship called Aurora which sinks off Batanes after it […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

‘Fantastica,’ ‘Jack Em Popoy’ lead MMFF 2018 box office

MANILA, Philippines --- "Fantastica" starring Vice Ganda and "Jack Em Popoy" starring Coco Martin, Maine Mendoza, and Vic Sotto have been leading the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 box office. "As expected, 'yung mga pelikula ni Vice Ganda at saka ni Coco Martin at Vic Sotto ang nangunguna sa takilya," MMFF spokesperson Noel Ferrer said in an interview with DZMM on Wednesday. Further, he said: "The large part of the pie, was really that of Vice Ganda and that of Coco Martin and Vic Sotto." Meanwhile, following "Fantastica" and "Jac Em Popoy" was horror film "Aurora" starring Anne Curtis. "Yung pangatlo siguro, well medyo malayo, yung kay Anne Curtis," Ferrer said. The...Keep on reading: ‘Fantastica,’ ‘Jack Em Popoy’ lead MMFF 2018 box office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Anne Curtis almost missed MMFF Parade of the Stars 2018

Actress-model Anne Curtis-Smith apologized on social media to her fans after the float of her Film Festival entry titled “Aurora” can no longer join in the much-anticipated Parade of Stars 2018 in Paranaque City due to the downpour. The Kapamilya star expressed how heartbroken she was for not being able to ride the float due […] The post Anne Curtis almost missed MMFF Parade of the Stars 2018 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Why Variety magazine gave recognition to Anne Curtis as rising star in Asia

Actress-model Anne Curtis-Smith has been recognized by Variety magazine and the International Film Festival and Awards or IFFA as one of Asia’s rising stars She was among the top five awardees chosen during the event held on December 15 at Macao Cultural Center in Macau, China. Curtis expressed her gratitude on Instagram particularly for the filmmakers […] The post Why Variety magazine gave recognition to Anne Curtis as rising star in Asia appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 18th, 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

Glass breaks North America box office for second week

LOS ANGELES, USA – M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller Glass bested the competition at the North American box office for a second straight weekend , taking in $18.9 million, industry figures showed Monday, January 28. The film unites the narratives of the director's Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), and stars ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Stars of Netflix Hit Series “YOU” Wow Manila

Lovers of the new Netflix Original series YOU were in for a treat as its two leading actors recently visited Manila for an exclusive press event and special meet-and-greet with select fans. Now streaming on Netflix, YOU is an American psychological thriller TV series developed by writer, producer, and film director Greg Berlanti and American […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

‘Aurora’ review: Dead in the water

Yam Laranas’ Aurora opens quite promisingly. From below the sea, the camera emerges to show a forlorn beach where a solitary inn stands. As Oscar Fogelström’s ominous orchestral score blares, the camera slowly wafts towards the beach, revealing a girl, innkeeper Leana (Anne Curtis), standing tormented, looking ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

7 MMFF floats get stuck in mud due to heavy rain

MANILA, Philippines -- As the rain poured on the day of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Parade of Stars, seven out of eight floats get stuck in the mud causing delay to the event.   "Fantastica," the first in the sequence of floats, was the only one to proceed with the parade so far.   With the help of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the floats were getting towed by trucks. Floats of "The Girl In The Orange Dress'" and "One Great Love" had already been successfully recovered from getting stuck.   Meanwhile, "OTLUM," "Aurora," "Jack Em Popoy," "Rainbow's Sunset" and "Mary, Marry Me's" floats had yet to be pulled from the mud. &nb...Keep on reading: 7 MMFF floats get stuck in mud due to heavy rain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018