ELLEN Adarna is now getting negative feedback on social media after she posted her photo with Presidential son Baste Duterte showing them kissing and with her holding a cigarette in one hand. This went viral on the internet and, soon after this, it was reported that she went on a trip to Osaka, Japan with him.
The spitfire Ellen is censured by prudish netizens, with her haters bashing her for being a homewrecker. Some nasty ones are even calling her “malandi”, a slut, a playgirl. This is because she hooked up with Baste even if it’s common knowledge that he already has a long time companion, a model named Kat Necessario, with whom he has two small children.
Ellen and Baste met each other when Ellen attended the birthday celebration of her friend, Beauty Gonzales, who is a Cebuana like her. This was held in Siargao Island, famous for its surfing beaches and Baste is fond of surfing. Obviously, sparks quickly flew between them and someone said they’ve been seeing each other regularly since then.
Ellen maybe getting a lot of bashing because of this, but knowing her, she seems to have a devil-may-care attitude and she couldn’t care less what people will say about her and her dalliance with the Presidential son. Ellen has just finished the movie “Moonlight Over Baler” with Vin Abrenica and Elizabeth Oropesa for Director Gil Portes. She’s now also in the cast of the new morning soap, “Langit Lupa” with Jason Abalos, Patrick Garcia and the Tommiho loveteam of Tommy and Miho, that will soon replace “Be My Lady” on ABS-CBN.
BOXOFFICE CHALLENGE OUTSIDE OF THE MMFF
THE big releases not accepted by the Metro Filmfest screening committee will now be released before the festival. Star Cinema is releasing its Vice Ganda-Coco Martin rejected entry, “Super Parental Guardians”, on November 30. This is directed by Joyce Bernal, with Coco playing a gang leader raising his orphaned nephews with the help of Vice, his sister Matet de Leon’s gay best friend who has the hots for Coco.
Introducing in the movie are child actors Awra Briguela and Onyok Pineda who became breakout stars this year for their exposure in Coco’s “Ang Probinsyano”. Will “Super Parental Guardians” earn as much as money as their last movie together, “Beauty and the Bestie”, that allegedly raked in more than P500 million at the box office? Well, the biggest factor why it made money then was it’s an entry in the festival that coincides with the Christmas season, whereas their new movie is being released outside of the annual festival.
The Vice-Coco movie will be followed by Vic Sotto’s would be festival entry, “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers” on December 7. And on December 14, Regal’s entry, “Mano Po 7: Chinoy” will be released. This stars Richard Yap, Jean Garcia, Enchong Dee, Jessy Mendiola, Jake Cuenca, Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel, partly filmed in Taiwan and directed by Ian Lorenos. This will be tough for Regal as they’ll be up against the opening of the latest “Star Wars” franchise, “Rogue One”.
NO ONE LIKE DANNY ZIALCITA
WE saw the restored version of the late Danny Zialcita’s “Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi” in its special screening at Trinoma. It was originally shown in 1983 and, after 33 years, it still clicked very well with today’s audiences who were laughing all throughout the screening as part of the Cinema One Filmfest. They just loved Zialcita’s witty and humorous dialogue and hilarious situations involving infidelity. This was remade by Viva Films last year as “When the Love Has Gone” but sadly, the remake cannot hold a candle to the original and fails so much in comparison.
It’s also obvious that ABS-CBN Restoration got a better existing copy of “Nagalit” which has better definition and brighter colors on screen compared to that of “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” which is so faded. The performances of the major cast members in “Nagalit” are mostly convincing, especially Laurice Guillen as the wronged wife, Dindo Fernando as the philandering husband, Gloria Diaz as the mistress who just dumped her closeted husband, played by Eddie Garcia who apparenty had much fun with the role.
The supporting players who also shone include a pubescent Janice de Belen as Laurice and Dindo’s daughter, Suzanne Gonzales as Janice’s doting aunt, Odette Khan as Gloria’s wisecracking friend, Tommy Abuel as Laurice’s ex-boyfriend who wants to get her back, Johnny Vicar as Eddie’s opportunistic lover and Liza Lorena in a one-scene cameo role as a doctor who tries to convince Laurice about the benefits of taking tranquilizers. We somehow miss the movies of Danny Zialcita. No one has inherited his knack in making entertaining comedy-dramas with cleverly written, amusing dialogue about extra marital relationships.