#Y (2014)

"#Y" (“Hashtag Y”) is a 2014 Filipino independent drama movie starring Elmo Magalona, Coleen Garcia, Sophie Albert, Kit Thompson, Slater Young, and Chynna Ortaleza. This pinoy film is directed by Gino M. Santos. It is produced by Stained Glass Productions and Timeframe Media Production and is distributed by Star Cinema. This movie has received the citation "Best Ensemble Cast" at the Cinemalaya Awards.

Plot: Miles is a junior in college, living a seemingly normal life. But on the eve of his attempted suicide, a call from his best friend, to tell him about her latest sexcapade, eventually renders the attempt useless. As he goes through the musings of getting his life back together, we delve deep into his mind as well as that of his friends, giving us a glimpse of what it is like to be a millennial. And ultimately – through Miles – we find that being happy and having no right to be unhappy, are two completely different things.

“#Y” Chronicles the adventures of the members of a generation made universal by the realms of social media, the Internet, sex, drugs, and alcohol, and the occasional party and bullshit.

Supporting Cast: Julz Savard, Apollo Abraham, Joyce Titular, and Paco Evangelista

Past Tense (2014)

"Past Tense" is a 2014 Filipino romantic comedy movie starring Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, and Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas. This pinoy film is directed by the blockbuster director of Bride for Rent, Mae Cruz-Alviar. It is produced by Star Cinema.

Plot: It’s 2034, Belle (AiAi delas Alas) wakes up after being in coma for 20 years. The last thing she remembers is getting into an accident while chasing after her boyfriend Carlos (Daniel Matsunaga) to apologize. She learns that Carlos died the same night that she got into an accident. Belle couldn’t believe how her life turned out. She was given a chance to time travel to 2014 to correct her mistakes, but as the 2034 version of herself. In doing so, she finds out things that make her decide to change the course of the past. First, she learns that Carlos is a bad guy for her after all and that her best friend Babs (Xian Lim) is in love with her. She, then, decides to make her younger self (Kim Chiu) fall in love with Babs hoping to get Carlos out of the picture and to avoid the accident. In the process, things go out of her control putting her future life at risk of becoming worse.

Supporting Cast: Tony Mabesa, Melai Cantiveros, Earl Ignacio, Shy Carlos, RS Francisco, Karen Dematera, Johnny Revilla, Patrick Sugui

Special Participation: Daniel Matsunaga and Benjie Paras

Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig (2014)

"Relaks, It's Just Pag-ibig" is a 2014 Filipino romantic comedy movie starring Iñigo Dominic Pascual, Julian Estrada, and Sofia Andres. This rom-com film is written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone and Irene Villamor. It is produced by Spring Films and distributed by Star Cinema. This is also Iñigo's first movie under the guidance of his father, Piolo Pascual.

Plot: “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-Ibig” revolves around the story of a 16-year-old quirky girl Sari (Sofia) who picked a love letter written by a man named Elias to a woman named Salome. She aims to meet them under the blue moon in a beach side in Leyte. She drags Josh (Inigo), a non-believer of love, in her journey as well as her best friend Kiko (Julian), who is secretly in love with her.

Supporting Cast: Alessandra de Rossi, Peque Gallaga, Earl Ignacio, Cheska Litton, Pia Magalona, Smokey Manaloto, Piolo Pascual, Ericka Villongco

Moron 5.2 The Transformation (2014)

"Moron 5.2 The Transformation" is a 2014 Filipino comedy movie starring Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford, Marvin Agustin, DJ Durano, Matteo Guidicelli and John "Sweet" Lapus. This pinoy film is directed by Wenn V. Deramas and is produced by Viva Films.

Plot: The sequel to the 2012 blockbuster "Moron 5 and A Crying Lady" is here! Set at least 5 years after the events of the first movie, the five half-witted long-time friends Albert (Luis Manzano), Isaac (Billy Crawford), Aris (Marvin Agustin), Mozart “Mo” (DJ Durano), and Michael Angelo “Mike” (Matteo Guidicelli) have become family men whose talented and intelligent children are not exactly proud of them. On one lonely night together, the five morons get struck by lightning and it gives them the impression that they've gained superpowers. With that, they set out to prove their worth to their kids not knowing that their old-time enemy, "Crying Lady" Beckie Pamintuan (John Lapus) has escaped from the mental asylum to take revenge on them. What ensues is mayhem of the comic kind as only blockbuster director Wenn V. Deramas ("Praybeyt Benjamin," "Sisterakas," "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy") can offer.

Supporting Cast: Joy Viado, Boom Labrusca, Nikki Valdez, Danita Paner, Yam Concepcion, and Mylene Dizon

Funny Movie!

Beauty In A Bottle (2014)

"Beauty In A Bottle" is a 2014 Filipino comedy movie starring Angeline Quinto, Assunta De Rossi and Angelica Panganiban. This pinoy film is written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone (“Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay”). It is co-produced by Skylight Films, Quantum Films, and Star Cinema for its 20th Anniversary.

Plot: Judith (Angeline Quinto), Vilma (Assunta De Rossi), and Estelle (Angelica Panganiban) are three women with different insecurities. Their lives intertwine when Vilma's advertising agency is looking for an endorser for a new beauty pill product called "Beauty in a Bottle." Little did they know, their lives will change when they finally accept what's inside the "Beauty in a Bottle."

Supporting Cast: Empress Schuck, Ellen Adarna, Cai Cortez, Carmi Martin, Nanette Inventor, Miko Raval, Tom Rodriguez, Nico Antonio, Buboy Garovillo, Dimples Romana, Bianca Manalo, Anna Luna, Vicki Belo, Cristalle Henares, and Ricci Chan

Introducing: Manny Paksiw

Funny Movie!

T'yanak (2014)

"T'yanak" is a 2014 Filipino independent horror-thriller film starring Judy Ann Santos, Solenn Heussaff, Tom Rodriguez and Sid Lucero. This pinoy movie is directed by Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes under RSVP Film Studios, Ruby's Arms Production Services, and Central Digital Lab. It is one of the four entries of the Sineng Pambansa Horror plus Film Festival organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Plot: T’yanak revolves around Julie, a childless woman who desperately wants to be a mother. She is the polar opposite of her soon-to-be sister-in-law Maddie. Whereas Julie would do everything to have a child of her own, Maddie thinks it’s more “practical” to not have any kids after her marriage to Mark (who is the adopted brother of Julie). Julie's prayers get answered when Maddie brings home a lost child after witnessing the aftermath of a gruesome murder. However, the unlikely situation does not sit well with Julie's grandmother (played by Liza Lorena), as she believes that the child is more of a curse than a blessing.

Following rampant killings and other peculiar happenings surrounding the town, people also begin to question the true identity of the child, now called Angelo, even going as far as to name him the murderer. Still driven by her ultimate goal to be a “real mother” to a “real child,” Julie also threatens to kill anyone who wishes to harm Angelo, just to preserve the life of her newfound son.

Scary Movie!

Dilim (2014)

"Dilim" is a 2014 Filipino suspense-horror film starring Nathalie Hart, Ella Cruz, Joross Gamboa, Rafael Rosell, Rayver Cruz and Kylie Padilla. This pinoy movie is written and directed by Jose Javier Reyes under Regal Entertainment, Inc.

Plot: Maritess (Kylie Padilla), a nursing student who gets plagued in inexplicable nightmares since she started living in a haunted dormitory, she can talk and see ghosts. She enlists Emerson (Rayver Cruz) to unravel the mystery of the dormitory, but it does not unravel because it was not about the dormitory, it was about to help the two girls Mia (Ella Cruz) and Aya. She left the dormitory and live to be a bedspacer in Aling Payhan's House, but she was also dreaming about what she dreams in the dormitory. She reported to the police station about what Mia, Aya and Trina says about Quinito Castañeda(Rafael Rosell) and before what happened before Mia and Aya left, and Quinito gets mad and invite Emerson and Maritess using Danny (Joross Gamboa). They talk but it turn just like what happen to Mia and Aya. They were invited in the Resort and killed, and buried in the beach and sea but, Maritess was not killed, only Emerson, he was hit by a gun that Quinito holds. They were saved by Mia and Aya, so they were not buried.

Supporting Cast: Lui Manansala as Ludie, Manny Castañeda as Mang Damian, Alora Sasam as Honey, Ruby Ruiz as Aling Payhan, Dianne Medina as Gelli, Kevin Santos as Benjo, Rita De Guzman as Ellen, Ynna Asistio as Trina

Cameo Role: Kiko Estrada

Scary Movie!

Blood Ransom (2014)

"Blood Ransom" is a 2014 Filipino-American romantic-thriller film starring Anne Curtis and Alexander Dreymon. This movie, which is Anne's first Hollywood movie, is directed by Francis Dela Torre. It is produced by 400 Blows and Tectonic Films.

Plot: When JEREMIAH is caught in the middle of an ill-fated plot to kidnap CRYSTAL, his boss ROMAN’S beautiful young girlfriend, ROMAN unleashes the psychopath, BILL, to hunt Jeremiah down. But when Crystal refuses Jeremiah’s offer to return her to Roman, Jeremiah and Crystal begin a dangerous love affair on the run. And with every hour they’re together, a darker deeper secret burns within Crystal—something even more sinister than the killer who is after them.

Supporting Cast: Natalina Maggio, Vanessa Evigan, Clifton Powell, Jamie Harris, Emily Skinner, Clayton Rohner, Dion Basco, Samuel Caleb Hunt, Sven Holmberg, Kevin Meaney, Carol Jones, Jon Jon Briones, Melody Butiu

The Janitor (2014)

"The Janitor" is a 2014 Filipino independent film starring Dennis Trillo, Richard Gomez, and Derek Ramsay. This pinoy movie is directed by Michael Tuviera. It is produced by APT Entertainment and Cinemalaya and is distributed by Star Cinema.

Plot: On July 16, 2013, a small savings bank in San Pedro, Laguna was robbed. The robbers killed all ten employees of the bank while lying on the floor. Approximately P10 millions pesos was stolen.

As the nation grapples with the shocking violence, the police chief of the area is suspended, a new one is posted with extreme pressure to bring the perpetrators to justice.

But the newly assigned officer has his own idea of justice. He believes due process will only lengthen the sufferings of the victims’ families. When a tricycle driver is apprehended, tagged as the lookout during the crime, names of those supposedly involved in the crime surface in a bloody interrogation.

This is the story of Crisanto Espina, an ex-cop dishonorably discharged because of a fatal mistake. Currently teaching at a security guard training school, Crisanto is tasked to liquidate the people who masterminded the robbery/massacre. As he diligently executes his orders while dealing with his own personal demons, he begins to realize that the whole circus of the investigation will eventually consume him and make him question his own brand of justice.

Supporting Cast: Ricky Davao, Dante Rivero, Irma Adlawan, LJ Reyes, Raymond Bagatsing, Alex medina, Jerald Napoles, Nicco Manalo, Sunshine Garcia

Nice Movie!