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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #30 on: Dec 29, 2014 at 05:30 PM »
Is English Only, Please really any good? Best Actor, Actress, Story, Screenplay, Editing, Director... you'd think it's like the Silver Linings Playbook for this year's MMFF :p

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #31 on: Dec 29, 2014 at 06:36 PM »
It was co-written by Antoinette Jadaone who made Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia crapapay, one of the best Pinoy films of the past few years, IMO. I will see this one before the year is out.

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #32 on: Dec 30, 2014 at 09:04 AM »
Klaus make your own review naman on the MMFF movies you have watched, please.It seems to it you have the K to review. Maybe ill watch together with the family the movie which you personally find it good or what you may brand as "worth watching."  :D
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #33 on: Dec 30, 2014 at 09:16 AM »
+1. Unahin ko na yang English only mamaya :-).
Last MMF movie napanuod ko was Muro Ami :-).
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #34 on: Dec 30, 2014 at 09:38 AM »
Klaus make your own review naman on the MMFF movies you have watched, please.It seems to it you have the K to review. Maybe ill watch together with the family the movie which you personally find it good or what you may brand as "worth watching."  :D

I have reviews of Kubot (worth watching!) and two of the MMFF New Wave films on the front page. I follow a lot of people who actually watch ALL the entries to know which ones are worth watching. Three things are consistent: The best films among the magic 8 are Kubot, English Only Please and the "Ulam" segment of Shake, Rattle and Roll XV.

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #35 on: Dec 30, 2014 at 11:48 AM »
OT lang: Nalabas na ba sa tindahan yung DVD ng Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia crapapay?
Wala kse akong ma dl nun.
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #36 on: Jan 02, 2015 at 11:27 AM »
Is English Only, Please really any good? Best Actor, Actress, Story, Screenplay, Editing, Director... you'd think it's like the Silver Linings Playbook for this year's MMFF :p

yup it is, you won't feel robbed after watching it, and it seems like the MMFF board is finally recognizing the need of the more discerning moviegoers for quality Filipino fare during the holidays and is trying to provide a number of "viewable" options together with the dumbed down money-rakers...

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #37 on: Jan 03, 2015 at 08:56 AM »
It was co-written by Antoinette Jadaone who made Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia crapapay, one of the best Pinoy films of the past few years, IMO. I will see this one before the year is out.

I think the title (and the actress' name) is Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Coontapay . Darn this auto-edit.
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #38 on: Jan 03, 2015 at 09:07 AM »
^^Yep. It is. Siya yung madalas gumaganaap na aswang/manananggal/white lady sa mga old tagalog horror flicks.
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #39 on: Jan 03, 2015 at 11:01 AM »
Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia crapapay.

^weird yung auto correct dito. Ayaw tanggapin yung "crapAPAY."
meron atang censorship auto correct because of the first 4 words? "crap?"
crapapay. Lilia crapapay.
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #40 on: Jan 03, 2015 at 11:04 AM »
^ haha ayaw talaga tanggapin yung real spelling nung name!
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #41 on: Jan 03, 2015 at 03:45 PM »
Try ko lang to: C U N T A P A Y
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #42 on: Jan 03, 2015 at 06:29 PM »
Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #43 on: Jan 04, 2015 at 10:58 PM »
English Only, Please (Dan Villegas) *** - A Filipino-American, dumped by his Filipina girlfriend, hires a Filipina translator to tutor him in Filipino so he can properly recite an angry Filipino piss-off speech to her. Hmmm. I wonder if the  two of them will get together. Yes, it's a Filipino rom-com. Yes, they're pretty much exactly like rom-coms of any nationality. Yes, a lot of the familiar narrative beats are all there but the script was co-written by Antoinette Jadaone, one of Filipino cinema's most exciting voices. She somehow makes formulaic rom-coms somehow more intelligent and far more palatable for at least my taste. It also helps that the two leads, Derek Ramsay and Jennylynn Mercado are gosh-darned charming as well. It's pure fluff but entertaining and not insulting.

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #44 on: Jan 05, 2015 at 07:21 AM »
Watched this yesterday(english only pleade) with my wife at trinoma. Puno ang sinehan, daming tao very healthy ang MMFF which is very good!

We enjoyed the movie very much.
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #45 on: Jan 05, 2015 at 03:23 PM »
^good to know! planning to see this, too!

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #46 on: Jan 05, 2015 at 03:42 PM »
Does this mean the movie is really not worth watching? or mga mabababaw lang talaga ang mga pinoy at mas gusto nila mga patawa ng mga bakla?

Says a lot about the level of intellect of the masa.  The very same ones who vote for the nations leaders.  Sheesh.  :(

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #47 on: Jan 11, 2015 at 09:14 AM »
English Only, Please (Dan Villegas) *** - A Filipino-American, dumped by his Filipina girlfriend, hires a Filipina translator to tutor him in Filipino so he can properly recite an angry Filipino piss-off speech to her. Hmmm. I wonder if the  two of them will get together. Yes, it's a Filipino rom-com. Yes, they're pretty much exactly like rom-coms of any nationality. Yes, a lot of the familiar narrative beats are all there but the script was co-written by Antoinette Jadaone, one of Filipino cinema's most exciting voices. She somehow makes formulaic rom-coms somehow more intelligent and far more palatable for at least my taste. It also helps that the two leads, Derek Ramsay and Jennylynn Mercado are gosh-darned charming as well. It's pure fluff but entertaining and not insulting.

After this, maybe it's about time Mr. Ramsay start breaking bones on screen...after all, he's MMA-trained, and an action film (a la Gareth Evans' Raid movies) should be the logical step now that he has the clout.

What the Philippine film industry needs is another straight-up action thriller along the lines of OTJ.

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #48 on: Jan 11, 2015 at 09:22 AM »
^ pwede! Kailangan lang na magaling na fight choreographer to make it stand out. Naunahan na tayo ng Malaysia and Indonesia (Thailand nauna na) sa action martial arts film producing world class actors.

Sad to say, ang action fight sequence natin, including all action sequences, are all lousy malapit sa Bollywood action films!
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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #49 on: Jan 16, 2015 at 07:59 PM »
saw English Only, Please last Tuesday in a fully=packed Glorietta theater. Funny but kind of predictable. Jennylyn Mercado is the reason to watch the movie. Ang galing nya! Si Derek, kulang pa. Dinaan sa pa-pogi

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Re: The 40th Metro Manila Film Festival
« Reply #50 on: Feb 04, 2015 at 03:54 AM »
Saw English Only Please.  It's a well-made romcom, formulaic, but very watchable.