Thursday, December 27, 2007
Random Updates: MMFF, American Idol, etc
Of course, no one’s gonna be interested to know that most of my customers doesn’t know what an email address is, that most of them doesn’t have an idea how VOiP works, that most of them were just calling because they’re bored or something, that one of them who provided me all his information was only flirting around and thought I was just around the corner, that receiving a call from Hawaii, Guam or Alaska is a one in a million possibility, and more outrageous bits and pieces you’ll never think will happen in a day.
Every Christmas, Filipinos have a lot of reasons why they should enjoy – foods, gifts, lengthy holidays, reunions, endless parties, shopping, et cetera. But moviegoers also enjoy the best of Filipino movies every Christmas through the Metro Manila Film Festival. Hollywood movies dominate the local movie scene but local movie theatres are mandated to give way to MMFF in a specific period of time – this year, from 25 December 2007 to 7 January 2008. So if you wanna go out to watch some Hollywood flicks, you better stay in your crib and watch television.
Nine entries are competing in the box office this year – 3 of them are sequels (Enteng Kabisote 4, Shake, Rattle & Roll 9 and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo), 2 are Hollywood imitations (Desperadas from the TV series Desperate Housewives, and Resiklo from the movie Transformers, 1 is a quasi-sequel (Bahay Kubo from the Mano Po series), and the so-so others (Anak ng Kumander, Katas ng Saudi and Banal). Star Cinema’s Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo was a success last year so I hope Sakal followed suit this year. Desperadas is probably the gayest entry this year – it’s full of bikini-clad hunks and gay satires.
Before Christmas, Taylor Hicks visited Manila and was the first American Idol winner to visit the country. He performed at the Ayala malls (Glorietta, Greenbelt and TriNoma) on 18 - 20 December 2007. The other Idols who have visited the country before were Jasmine Trias, Camile Velasco, Constantine Maroulis and Elliot Yamin. Now, there’s only one thing left to say, Happy New Year!