Spicing up the all time screen romantic flick

In Review: Finally Found Someone (Tagalog Romantic Drama)

Cast: John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo, Joey Marquez 

Director: Theordore Borobol

Will they kiss, make up or not? Well, that is what Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz’s fans were cheering about waiting for their turn to watch the phenomenal love team’s latest box office hit romantic- drama Finally Found Someone. It is a running glossy feature film formula, and Finally Found Someone is not an exemption, that continues screening reel for years. It is not a bad thing, not when it is bringing good cheers to a fascinated crowd who just could not help get pop jitters each time Sarah and John shares screen time. Finally Found, if you have seen or followed Sarah and John like my wife has over the years, is a romantic concept tailored for mobile te h craze career millenial. You only have to look at John or Sarah’s social media frenzied character to find that techy fancy social networking storyline. Lloyd plays a young spin doctor whose life evolves around straightening out other people’s messy public image. Sarah, from start of film, playing this young left out bride, is a victim of bad social media. Put those two elements together, but with Sarah and John fielding much the drama, and audience love that sticky silly TV drama foreplay, you have laid out a hit film. That granted, and Finally Found Someone (despite its limited shooting budget) is bound to money from all takilya sides, let us look the film outright. John and Sarah, apart from having a decent pop screen tandem, are great character screen actors. More than drama, and you can sense that of Sarah and John, Finally Found Someone is well acted feature film. Either billed actors, and they get paid a lot to let out their romantic emotions (just for the screenplay), has found a home of each other’s hearts. It is hard seeing John and Sarah together without thinking there must be something more between those wickedly teasing eye blinks, smiles that sets off my wife in stirring “ang cute nila” pitch from a building scene no different from what you see weekly trailing Charo Santos narrating Maalala Mo Kaya. It s tested screen formula based characters matching, for lack of a better word, John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo screen couple image. It works like magic with every passing plot tease Star Movies have to put in effect when audience, particularly females, start attaching themselves to characters. What follows, and regardless how silly and youthfully frenzied the screen lines may seem, is a tied screen relationship that emotionally triggers each time Sarah and John hits a tangled scene. Borobol has a clear eye when to put hup this screeing character to audience ties, and that affair works handsomely with OPPO sharing its features into resolving Sarah’s personal crisis. And you can see, when you observe audience at the height of a dangling or confronting character clash, how attached they can become to entire movie storyline. In Finally Found Someone, which is largely teasing enough for a film title, John unexpectedly falls for a pretty female PR client played by Sarah. It was not a rosy meeting seeding eventually into a familiar romantic storyline fans does not seem to get enough – of Sarah and John’s teasing screen romance. It is a work of art that sit well with commercial product placements carefully threading into the film’s colorfully manicured scripting. It means well since products like OPPO Smartphone, which Sarah Geronimo is officially endorsing, seem to magically blend with set scenes and characters. Finally Found Someone is a character matching romance flick for all ages. It is one of a few remaining romantic films that could actually deliver a hit romantic movie without flesh exposure, pumping scenes or cussing for character foreplay with intensity. Finally Found Someone is everything a Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz movie should be. It explores family values despite the introduction of modern technology creatively re-shaping pinoy pop culture in so many ways Filipinos can widely relate with meaning.

OPPO release exclusive Sarah Geronio F3 Black smartphone kit (P15,990), leads front row seat screening of romantic flick Finally Found Someone 

OPPO gives its full support to the much anticipated big-screen comeback of Sarah Geronimo, who stars in this year’s biggest romantic-comedy of the year, Finally Found Someone. Pinoy fans are in for a roller coaster ride of emotions as Raffy and April (Geronimo) take us through the intertwining of their polar opposite lives – living through a PR crisis with a cutthroat, career-driven over achiever while the other end of the spectrum is an honest, sincere, and idealistic girl who believes in the powers of the heart.

Director Theodore Borobol (Vince and Kath and James) aims to excite fans in this not-so-typical rom-com by showing the versatility of both Sarah and her on-screen partner. The intense tension between the characters will keep the viewers on their feet and waiting in anticipation on whether or not they can see past their differences and have their relationship blossom into something more.  

Today, as the country celebrates Finally Found Someone’s opening night, Geronimo takes her time to thank OPPO for their continuous support in all her endeavors. In celebration of Geronimo’s third year as OPPO’s endorser, the brand officially announced last July 12, 2017 the Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition F3

Revolutionizing the #SelfieExpert since the beginning, Geronimo’s strong influence as a singer and actor is a testament of OPPO’s presence in the Philippines. The OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition is a gorgeous black OPPO F3 with the actress’ signature at the back. The packaging is also in a premium box with standard charger, headphones, soft cover and pre-installed screen protector. 

OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition Package

During the premiere, selected fans who have pre-ordered the unit have also been given the chance to grace the opening night. Media attendees have also experienced the OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition unit before the movie began.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to fall in love with the inimitable tandem all over again in Finally Found Someone, which hits cinemas nationwide starting July 26.

The OPPO F3 Sarah Geronimo Limited Edition smartphone is available via Lazada for PhP 15,990 or visit this link http://bit.ly/OPPOSarahG.

For more details about the OPPO F3, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/ or log on to 


More than your typical female screen assassin

Thriller “PROUD MARY” teases film fans with sailing trailer…

The first trailer has arrived for Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Proud Mary starring Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures).
Check out the trailer…

 and watch Proud Mary in Philippine cinemas in January 2018.

Killing for the man, every night and day, Mary (Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Babak Najafi (“London Has Fallen”) helms the film which co-stars Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley, Neal McDonough, and Danny Glover.
Proud Mary is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

A Goldi-Good Time at Kidzania *

Goldilocks is no stranger when it comes to bringing magic, joy, and wonder to people’s hearts. Indeed, after 50 Golden Years of being the country’s number one bakeshop, it has become almost second nature to associate this well-loved brand with special occasions, celebrations, and fond memories. 

Needless to say, sweet and delightful moments become more meaningful when they are shared. Accordingly, Goldilocks (through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm Goldilocks Foundation) organized a spectacular and fun-filled event for approximately 100 children from Baseco, Tondo, and allowed them to enjoy a day like no other.

In collaboration with Caritas Manila, the Goldilocks Foundation recently took over Kidzania Manila in Fort Bonifacio, for kids aged 5-6 and their guardians. “It’s always a bit challenging when you mobilize this many children and you bring them to a different location,” explained Goldilocks Marketing Director Cherry Caluya. “but seeing the pure joy and excitement of the kids – not to mention the beaming smiles on their faces – made it a thousand times worth the effort. This is what Goldilocks is about,” she added. 

It was truly a fun and educational experience for all the participants. Once inside Kidzania Manila, everyone was welcomed with a dance number performed by the Kidzania mascot, joined by a few Goldilocks pastry chefs. After a short message delivered by Caluya, the kids had a once in a lifetime experience to explore and try out different professions at the different “learning stations” at Kidzania. The children had a blast pretending to be farmers, ice cream makers, doctors, cake decorators, and many more. 


Thanks to Goldilocks, everyone had a wonderful and unforgettable experience. To learn more about Goldilocks and the Goldilocks Foundation, visit http://www.Goldilocks.com.ph or like their Facebook or Twitter page @GoldilocksPH 

* Sponsored Feature

Right way to win!

Film Review: Cars 3Cast: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria 

Director: Brian Fee

What does it take to win? It is a complex warmly explored in the film Cars 3. Lighning McQueen has come a long way winning the streak. It is a streaming journey bound to end in the third sequel of the beloved animated movie about living cars surviving in a world of their own. Lighning McQueen found that motivation on the race track, but that steaming winning streak requires a fitting ending. It is a difficult storyline, not for a lovable anime car character that is been winning the hearts of children following the film. But like any shining career, and this is true even more billed anime characters, it is bound to loose its glory. It is a fitting storyline for anime feature that openly teaches children when, better yet how to give up on that winning streak. Winning is good when it is seeded from hard work! And that is exactly how Lightning McQueen came into a feature billing. Cars 3 takes a different storyline spin for our beloved red Ferrari the time the big time racer finds a match – and he is better and faster on the race track! It is not an easy plotting filling out for a winner but a winning streak needs to come to an end for a defining reason. It is a painful struggle anyone in McQueen’s footing experiences with bitter resolve in the first leg. What comes around that draining spectacle is what drives Cars 3 to its enlightening concluding ending. It is an engaging drama held with defining American values playing fiddle with an embattled character who is about to learn from losing. While that does not exactly mean losing in the real sense of the world, what transpires for Lightning McQueen’s engaging transition makes the character responsibly more adult from experience. Pixar put that difficult transitioning acceptance perspective with inspiration – something children could learn from showcased experience. Film bring that out from rich characters and the relationships born from reinforcing friendship. It is what draw characters to young viewers looking for ways, and you can see that from children audibly relating to McQueen’s flatering experiences, relating to challenges fitting of a child’s limiting struggle to become part of a community. It is a well played out character formation that seem to sit well with children. While that may sound like a brooding daytime drama plotting Pixar elevated scenes of misery into witty childhood dialogues, helping tone down characters combing through a series of mishaps leading to a grand ending. Cars 3 is a family movie that leans on a bubket of family values. It is Western tailored but children could wisely relate to values critically ink for playful childhood drama. 

Christopher Nolan explores heroism, human survival in Dunkirk

Film Review: Dunkirk (Action/ Drama)

Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Lee Armstrong, Mark Rylance, Cilian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Keneth Branagh, Harry Styles 

Director: Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight, Inception)

Christopher Nolan could not have selected a more challenging film project than Dunkirk. It is an epic war film detailing the deadly hours allied soldiers (British, Italian and Russian) endured while trapped in the open shoreline of this island town community called Dunkirk. World War 2 historians will tell you nearly 1000,000 of the 400,000 soldiers were rescued while being constantly straffed with bullets from German war planes. Nolan’s eye for human perspective shapes the events at Dunkirk from the eyes of a young soldier fighting the war on foot, three fighter pilots fighting German planes straffing a beach full of helpless soldiers seeking rescue from the outside world. Spectacle came fourth at that period when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was indifferently undecisive how to go about managing the Dunkirk crisis. Germans were able to trap half a milliion allied soldiers in a sandy open island vulnerable to airl-to-land gunfire attacks. Nolan molded a grand story based on the effort of fisher villages who actually too the dangerous effort of sailing to Dunkirk to save soldiers. Highlighting that scene, and it was tipping point for Nolan to explore the bravery of the trapped allied soldiers, was hinting on possible experience of fishermen saving fallen soldiers from ship, airplane wrecks with little chance of survival. Filipinos can relate to scenes of community helping out strangers in the middle of a raging war. It is a classic storyline that hits viewers from the heart, building up on positive emotions that strengthen human ties. Nolan is no stranger staging scenes requiring so much character and emotional details. He made cast ride real dog fighting airplances just to simulate the struggles of soldiers fighting war. He raised the curtain putting up an entire fleet of soldiers in an open beach that would seem like a live Normandy complete with bombing attacks that would make you shiever experiencing. It is a mouthful taking that production value from Nolan, reminding how brutally reaping previous World Wars can be to any human being without knowledge of warfare. Dunkirk is character driven like Dark Knight. It fratures plenty of Nolan’s beloved Batman casting, a welcome billing for those who still cannot get enough of Nolan’s fantastic Batman trilogy films that ended with Bruce Wayne exiting the Dark Knight role on the screen reel. It is the same production effect for Dunkirk’s constantly struggling soldier characters trapped with consequence of either dying a brutal war they have no way of ending. Batman had a familiar psychological struggle that sat well with DC fans wanting a more real approach to the classic Batman comic storyline. Dunkirk is an epic film exploring heroism, good versus evil and human survival. It is best watch on the IMAX theater for a grander signatiure drama preview only filmmaker Chrisopher Nolan can forwardly define with integrity!

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 movie tickets up for grabs for new Globe At Home customers

Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 is one of the most anticipated animated films of the year, and is the latest installment following the adventures of champion race car Lightning McQueen. Customers who avail of Globe at Home’s new GoBIG and GoFAST plans from Plan 1299 and up can get to see the film with two free tickets!

“Globe has always supported every family’s digital lifestyle by letting them be the first to experience top entertainment content right at home. This time, Globe At Home gives families more reason to spend time together with a special movie treat as Disney・Pixar premieres the new Cars 3 movie. This way, customers can continue enjoying the latest in entertainment,” says Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Broadband Business, Martha Sazon.

From July 7 to August 15, 2017, customers who successfully have their broadband plan installed will receive an email from globeathome@globe.com.ph which will contain a GMovies code equivalent to two movie passes. Customers can begin booking their tickets on GMovies starting July 26, the premiere date of Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3.

The film is the latest in a successful Disney franchise, with the first two films loved for its dazzling animation. Early reviews praised Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 for its poignant story and graphics.

Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 sees McQueen past his prime, a little slower and unable to keep up with younger racers. However, he is committed to proving that he is still the best race car in the world by making a do-or-die deal: he either wins the first race of the season or sell out to endorsements.

New Globe at Home customers can watch the movie in over 100 cinemas nationwide, from Ayala Malls Cinemas to SM Cinemas, Robinsons Movieworld, Theater Mall and Promenade Greenhills, and Power Plant Cinemas.

The newest Globe At Home GoBIG plans let every home enjoy fast speeds starting at Plan 1299 which comes with 300GB of data per month with speeds of up 5Mbps. Those who want to stream and surf more can avail of Plan 1599, which has a data allowance of 400GB and speeds of up to 10Mbps, or Plan 1899, which has 500GB of data and speeds of up to 50Mbps.

Under the new GoBIG plans, customers also get six months of free access to Disney Channel apps, including Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. They may also enjoy six months of free Netflix for award-winning original content and two months of free HOOQ for local and regional films and TV shows. All plans come with an additional 100GB of data to access more videos on YouTube. GMovies is available for free download on the App Store and Google Playstore.

INSLASHOUT suggest movie fans and Globe subscribers to  log in and check the latest GoBIG broadband plans and the availability of Globe At Home in your area through https://shop.globe.com.ph/broadband. For more information on the Disney・Pixar’s Cars 3 promo, visit http://www.globe.com.ph/cars3 or drop by pop-up booths in the following locations: SM AURA – JULY 12-18, SM MEGAMALL – JULY 13-19, UP Town Center – JULY 14-16, SM NORTH EDSA – JULY 17-26, SM MOA (S MAISON) JULY 28- AUG 8, SM SOUTH MALL – AUGUST 10-20, SM CITY FAIRVIEW – AUGUST 22- SEPTEMBER 3