"ZsaZsa Zaturnnah" rated A by CEB

ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh gets an A-rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). Here are the villains led by (second from left) Pops Fernandez.

Kahit halos apat na oras ang delay ng premiere night nito, naka-score pa rin ng two big points ang ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh.

Last night, December 20, ang premiere ng Regal Entertainment film na idinirehe ni Joel Lamangan, which is based on the award-winning graphic novel by Carlo Vergara about a gay beautician who becomes a female superhero kapag nilulunon ang isang napakalaking bato.

It stars Zsa Zsa Padilla as Zsazsa Zaturnnah; Rustom Padilla as Zsa Zsa's gay alter-ego, Ada; Pops Fernandez as Queen Femina, Zsa Zsa's nemesis; Chocoleit as Didi, Ada's sidekick; and Alfred Vargas as Dodong, the leading man.

Miyerkules din ipina-review ng Regal Films ang pelikula sa Movie and Television Rating Classifications Board (MTRCB). The deliberation went on until past 8 p.m.

By 9 p.m., kahit pinapasok na ang mga audience sa SM Megamall Cinema 10, nagka-delay delay naman ang pagdating ng print, kaya alas-dose na nagsimula ang actual showing. Almost half of the audience had left but many more stayed, filling up all the theater seats pa rin.

Ang naging rating ng MTRCB: GP, for General Patronage. This means everyone can watch the movie! This means much better chances at the boxoffice, which relies during the Christmas-season on children and the elders who need to accompany them to the movies. (That's times two right away.) That's the first good news.

Thursday, ipina-review naman ang pelikula sa Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) for a possible tax rebate. Sixteen board members reviewed the movie. Fourteen graded it an A, two gave it a B. Almost unanimously, Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh passed with an A grade—meaning, it gets a 100% tax rebate!

Zsazsa Zaturnnah is one of the four festival entries of Regal Entertainment and is one of the nine movies competing this year in the Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines 2006, which starts December 25.


As of press time, three filmfest entries have been given an A-rating by the CEB—Zsazsa Zaturnnah, Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, and Ligalig.





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