A little note, before The Boy Foretold by the Stars (2020) they played a short film called Sina Alexa, Xander at ang Universe (Alexa, Xander and the Universe). If you want to read that review first, you may do so here. Now let’s get to the first MMFF entry that caught my eye.
Like the Cinemalaya and the JFF Plus: Online Festival, the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) also went online. The country’s annual film festival which runs from December 25 to the first weekend of January in the following year partnered with Globe’s GMovies and UPSTREAM. And from the usual eight films, MMFF expanded the selection to 10 one of which is the film I will review. However, before The Boy Foretold by the Stars (2020), they played a short film called Sina Alexa, Xander at ang Universe or Alexa, Xander and the Universe in English. So let me share with you my thoughts on this one first.
My Little Bossings (2013) is one of the top earners in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival. Sadly, not everyone is happy about the film. ‘My Little Bossings’ is a family-oriented, comedy film that revolves around Torky (Vic Sotto), a bookkeeper who works for the wealthy Baba (Kris Aquino), who is accused of scam. This dilemma puts her life in danger and is forced to entrust her son Justin (Bimby Aquino-Yap) to Torky. But when Torky takes Justin home, he finds out that his daughter Ice (Aiza Seguerra) also brought home a child to take care. Her name is Ching (Ryzza Mae Dizon), an orphan who loves to fight and play tricks.
Move over international films because The Metro Manila Film Festival is here! Now on its 39th year, the Executive Committee which is headed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman and key members of the film industry continues the tradition of celebrating the MMFF and showcasing Filipino talents. The competition will start on Christmas Day until the first week of January 2014. This year’s film entries are different from the previous ones. Gone are the regular entries such as “Enteng Kabisote,” “Panday,” and “Shake, Rattle & Roll. However, the country’s sought-after and powerful stars are still part of the festival namely ER Ejercito, Kris Aquino and Vic Sotto. Take a Pick Whether you like comedy, action or horror, you name it. The MMFF has got it. This year’s line-up includes: Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill Directed by Chito Rono | Produced by VIVA Entertainment Starring ER Ejercito and KC Concepcion 10,000 Hours Directed by Joyce Bernal | Produced by Viva Entertainment Starring Robin Padilla Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel Directed and written by Chris Martinez …