The Parade of Stars of the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival took place earlier today, December 23.
The event officially kicked off with stars of the eight official entries onboard the floats that traveled from Aseana building in Pasay City to the Quirino Grandstand.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) gives a peek of the floats that took part in MMFF 2014:
Bonifacio, Ang Unang Pangulo
The float bore a replica of the Bonifacio monument while lead star Robin Padilla wore a woven hat to represent his character, Gat Andres Bonifacio.
Vina Morales, Robin's ex-girlfriend, is cast as the revolutionary hero’s second wife Gregoria de Jesus (more popularly known as Oriang). Directed by Enzo Williams, this historical drama-action film also stars Daniel Padilla, Jasmine Curtis Smith and RJ Padilla as modern-day students researching on the life of the Supremo.
English Only, Please
This romantic comedy film stars Derek Ramsey as a guy coping with a bad breakup while Jennylyn Mercado plays a tutor who teaches him more than the Tagalog language. Dan Villegas (of Mayohan fame) directs this rom com.
Feng Shui 2
A giant bagua (eight-sided mirror) decorated the float of Feng Shui 2. Chito Roño once again directs this horror movie that serves as a continuation of the blockbuster movie first released in 2004. Starring Kris Aquino and Coco Martin, this horror film is graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board.
Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2
The float of Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles had an industrial design look. Dingdong Dantes and Isabelle Daza team up in this comedy horror action film to fight Dom (played by KC Montero) who wants to transform humans into aswangs. Kubot is a sequel to the 2012 film Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles, which was also directed by Erik Matti.
Muslim Magnum .357 (To serve and To Protect)
ER Ejercito and Sam Pinto star in this remake of an action film that originally starred Fernando Poe Jr. Jun Posadas serves as the director of MM .357.
My Big Bossing
My Big Bossing is a sequel to the 2013 movie My Little Bossings. This three-part anthology film shows Vic Sotto and Ryzza Mae Dizon bringing life to different characters of the episodes "Taktak," "Sirena" and "Prinsesa." Joyce Bernal, Marlon Rivera, and Tony Reyes served as the directors.
The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin 2
This sequel of the film The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin once again stars Vice Ganda as a military soldier with a mission to accomplish. Richard Yap is cast as his commanding officer while Alex Gonzaga plays a fesity mayordoma. Tom Rodriguez is cast as an international villain who wants to blow up the Philippines and the world. James “Bimby” Aquino Yap plays a young prodigy who can difuse the bomb. Wenn Deramas directed this action comedy film.
Shake, Rattle, and Roll XV
This horror anthology film featured the fuselage of an airplane to represent one of its episodes titled "Flight 666." Shake, Rattle and Roll XV also features two other episodes titled "Ulam" and "Ahas."
Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana star in "Ulam," JC de Vera and Erich Gonzales topbill "Ahas" while Lovi Poe and Matteo Guidicelli deal with supernatural beings and a hijacker in "Flight 666." Dondon Santos, Jerrold Tarog, and Perci Intalan served as the directors of the 15th installment of SRR.
PEPsters, what do you consider as the best float among the entries of the 40th Metro Manila Film Fest? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Take a peek at floats of MMFF 2014 parade of stars
by Jocelyn Dimaculangan posted on December 23, 2014