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Luis isinugod sa hospital: Ate Vi nag-panic!
by Papak!/Abe Paulite Jul 27, 2012
HINDI nakadalo si Governor Vilma Santos sa block screening ng The Healing sa Trinoma Cinema 2 last July 26 dahil isinugod nito sa hospital ang panganay na anak na si Luis Manzano sanhi nang pabalik-balik na pagtaas ng lagnat. Tanging si Kim Chiu lang ang nagpunta sa screening na sponsored ng Vilmanians at Kim Chiu Global.
Habang isinusulat namin ito ay sasailalim si Luis sa CT scan para malaman ang dahilan ng napakataas na lagnat nito na umaabot ng 40 degrees.
Samantala, humamig ng P12 million ang kita ng The Healing sa first day showing nito, at patuloy pa itong nakikipagtalbugan sa pahabaan nang pila sa katapat nitong Hollywood film na Dark Night.
Sa huling report na natanggap namin, mas domoble ang nanonood ngayon sa suspense-thriller movie na ‘to ni Gov. Vi dahil naging word-of-mouth ito at nag-trending topic pa sa internet dahil sa ganda at galing ng mga artista sa pinaka-latest project na ‘to ng Star Cinema.
is it because of the weather? ***** makakabawi sya dis weekend... tig isang cinema lang ang "The healing" sa sm north at megamall
Published : Saturday, July 28, 2012
Written by : Nel Alejandrino
Do you know that Star for All Seasons and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos has actually appeared sa dalawang nakakatakot na pelikula, bagama’t ’di as frightening as The Healing?
Ito’y ayon sa isang avid Vilma fan, who claims to have watched all of her movies, including the very first one, Trudis Liit, when Ate Vi was just a child star.
The fan agreed na ito na nga yatang The Healing ang pinaka-ultimate sa horror films na kanyang napanood at balak panoorin muli na mas maraming kaibigan ang kasama.
Para raw marami silang sumisigaw at humihiyaw, tuwing may scary scenes na ipinakikita sa screen.
In any case, the fan named the two horror flicks na tinampukan ni Ate Vi: Takbo Vilma, Dali at Hatinggabi na Vilma.
“But I was younger at that time,” ani Ate Vi. “Itong The Healing, I must admit, pati ako na-horrify habang pinanonood ko.
“I would encourage everyone to watch it. Ipinagmamalaki ko ang pelikulang ito,” susog pa ni Ate Vi.
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People behind Star Cinema, producer of The Healing, are one in saying that the reaction of the public overwhelm them.
Of course, anila, they expected the movie to be a box-office hit as it is Ate Vi’s first film in three years since her appearance with John Lloyd and son Luis Manzano in In My Life.
But as they all agree, The Healing is not only a hit. It is a super hit.
As Star Cinema managing director Malou Santos said, “Nag-iisa pa rin si Ate Vi sa kanyang kinaroroonan. Sana she continues to make more movies... of course, with Star Cinema.”
Again, congratulations, Ate Vi, Star Cinema and Malou.
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Ni Master Showman Kuya Germs (Pilipino Star Ngayon) Updated July 29, 2012
John Lloyd at Bea masusubukan kay Hilda
Dumating pala ng bansa ang isa sa pinakamagaling na aktres na si Hilda Koronel. Sa US na ito naninirahan kasama ang kanyang asawa. Nasa bansa ang aktres para gumawa ng pelikula sa Star Cinema kasama sina John Lloyd Cruz at Bea Alonzo.
Isa na naman itong casting coup at I’m sure mas matsa-challenge pa ang dalawang Kapamilya stars dahil magaling ang makakasama nila sa kanilang pelikula. Good luck sa inyo!
Vilma hindi nagkamali kay Kim
Congratulations sa The Healing nina Gov. Vilma Santos at Direk Chito Roño! Bukod sa talagang nakakatakot daw ang pelikula ay nagawang mapaarte ng magaling na direktor ang mga artista niya.
Si Vi ay absuwelto sa pagkakapili niya kay Kim Chiu para makasama sa pelikula, talaga raw nag-deliver ito. Ganundin sina Janice de Belen, at lalo na si Jhong Hilario. Sulit ang matagal na ipinaghintay ng marami sa Star For All Seasons.
You’ll notice ang maraming daw sa mga salita ko dahil hindi ko pa napapanood ang pelikula. Pero napakarami ko nang naririnig na papuri sa kanila. Siguro kailangan ko nang panoorin ito para malaman kung tama nga ’yung mga naririnig ko.
Malaking atraksiyon ’yung pagkakabigay dito ng “A” rating ng Cinema Evaluation Board. Kaya tara, nood na tayo!
congratulations to the whole team of The Healing from chito rono, ate vi, kim, and the rest..kahit dito sa davao, malakas ang movie..
SHOWBIZ NEWS NOW NA! Ni Boy Abunda (Pilipino Star Ngayon) Updated August 02, 2012
Kim ini-enjoy lang si Xian pero ayaw pang sagutin
Mahigit 80 milyon na ang kinita ng pelikulang The Healing sa kasalukuyan at patuloy pa rin itong pinipilahan sa mga sinehan.
Labis na natutuwa si Kim Chiu dahil naging bahagi siya ng nasabing blockbuster film. “Siyempre masayang-masaya and siyempre Governor Vi and Direk Chito Rono, combine mo ‘yon, siyempre blockbuster movie na talaga siya. I’m happy and proud na kasama ako sa pelikulang ito and first Graded A movie ko ito sa buong six years ko sa pagiging artista,” nakangiting pahayag ni Kim.
Masaya rin ang aktres dahil dalawang ratings ang natanggap ng kanilang pelikula, Rated-18 at PG-13. “’Yung nakakapanood ‘di lang puro R-18 at kahit ‘yung mga bata, high school students, mapapanood nila ‘yung The Healing. Kapatid ko, pinsan ko napanood nila, at ‘yung ibang fans ko,” kuwento ni Kim.
Bakit wala sa BOMO ang kita ng The Healing?
Philippines Box Office
July 25–29, 2012
(US $1 = 41.8755 Philippines Peso)
W LW Movie Studio Weekend Gross Change Screens Change / Avg. Gross-to-Date Week
1 1 The Dark Knight Rises WB $1,343,156 -43.2% 226 -136 $5,943 $4,199,350 2
2 N The Dictator UIP $298,078 - 74 - $4,028 $298,078 1
3 2 Ice Age: Continental Drift Fox $276,662 -47.8% 92 -37 $3,007 $2,078,322 3
4 3 The Amazing Spider-Man Sony $74,277 -69.9% 38 -138 $1,955 $8,144,382 5
5 4 Magic Mike Viva Int. $35,742 -59.4% 25 -15 $1,430 $428,909 3
6 N Dark Floors n/a $30,024 - 25 - $1,201 $30,024 1
7 5 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox $13,604 -77.4% 14 -89 $972 $1,190,049 4
8 N Big Miracle UIP $4,217 - 3 - $1,406 $4,217
'The Healing' on track to hit P100M
Posted at 07/31/2012
Despite heavy rains and an age-restricted rating, Star Cinema’s horror-suspense film "The Healing" is on its way to becoming only the third local movie to hit the P100-million box-office mark this year.
The cast of 'The Healing' during its premiere night
After its initial week in 140 theaters nationwide, the Vilma Santos-starrer has already earned P80 million at the box office, according to ABS-CBN’s film production arm Star Cinema.
The movie, which celebrates the Star for All Seasons’ 50 years in show business, managed to turn in a stellar financial performance despite heavy rains and being rated R-13 and R-18 (strictly for 13 years old and 18 years old, and above) by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
The Chito Rono-directed thriller also achieved the feat despite competition from the successful one-week run of the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, as well as the much-awaited Hollywood film "The Dark Knight Rises."
In comparison, the Batman movie earned P98,865,593 during its first week in Philippine theaters, according to data from website Box Office Mojo.
The Graded-A film by the Cinema Evaluation Board also received raves from industry personalities during its premiere.
“Kung ano ‘yung in-expect ko, ‘yun talagang na-deliver,” actress-host Kris Aquino said.
For her part, actress Angelica Panganiban said: “Ito talaga all the way, talagang gulatan. Hindi ko alam kung nakatulog ako nang maayos nung pag-uwi ko.”
“The whole time, ang-ingay nung mga tao. Tilian lang nang tilian. ‘Yung hinahanap nating gulat, takot, tili, quota,” host-comedian Vice Ganda said.
With only P20 million shy of reaching the P100 million mark, “The Healing” is poised to rank among Star Cinema’s “Unofficially Yours” and “Kimmy Dora: The Temple of Kiyeme” as the only local films to breach the achievement so far this year.
Starting July 27, “The Healing” will also be shown in theaters overseas for regular screening. Filipinos abroad can watch the suspense-thriller in North America, Guam, Canada and Papua New Guinea. – with a report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News
congrats to the Team Healing! patuloy na pinipilahan. patuloy na dinudumog ng sambayanan. Keep on watching it people!
Published : Friday, August 03, 2012
Written by : Mario Bautista
CHITO ROÑO STILL THE MASTER OF HORROR
WE’RE glad Director Chito Roño has found back his mojo in making effective horror flicks. After “Feng Shui,” which was truly scary, his next works like “Sukob,” “T2” and “Bulong” were quite inferior. He’s now back in top form in “The Healing,” which really works as a thriller. After seeing it, we’re no longer surprised the MTRCB gave its uncut version a rating of R-18 (although there’s an expurgated version that’s R-13) as he really upped the ante in the violence factor.
It has a decapitation scene right in the middle of a busy street, a self immolation scene, necks being slashed, a stomach split open with the intestines spilling out, a bloodbath in a massage parlor where several defenseless people were killed and in a Chinese temple were monks were massacred, and most ruthless of all, a little girl being impaled in a flagpole. Those scenes are already shocking and horrifying enough as they are.
In “Feng Shui,” the series of terrifying events was triggered by a cursed bagua. This time, the killings take place after Vilma Santos as Seth, an insurance executive, takes her ailing father (Robert Arevalo) to a faith healer (Daria Ramirez.) Her dad gets healed overnight so her ailing neighbors ask Seth to accompany them to the same faith healer: Ces Quesada who can’t speak, Ynez Veneracion who has a breast tumor, Janice de Belen’s blind daughter, Pokwang and Cris Villanueva who are afflicted with skin disease and Vilma’s stepdaughter, Kim Chiu, who has a kidney problem.
They do get healed, but the healing also doomed them and turn them into violent killers. We won’t go into detail as to why this happened, so as not to spoil it for you, but suffice it to say that Roño and his scriptwriter, Roy Iglesias, try their best to come up with a believable explanation of its root cause that stems from the concept of “huwag mong buhayin ang bangkay.”
Chito manages to sustain the feeling of dread and anticipation throughout the movie. And of course, it works because we feel for Ate Vi as Seth. It’s not her fault that the series of gory incidents happened but she’s the one being hounded by the ghostly spirits in the story since she’s the one who brought all the patients to the faith healer. Running against time, she then tries to reverse the curse by going to its source.
All the graphic killing scenes are staged convincingly for maximum gruesome effect and it’s effective as all the actors deliver. Pokwang is truly quite chilling when she turns into a monstrous entity with superhuman strength throwing people down from a tall building. Even perennial Roño actor Jhong Hilario stands out in a short but menacing role, the nature of which we can’t reveal here. The special effects involving the bulging and rotating left eye of all the killers is a touch of genius.
Ate Vi is subjected to a lot of stressful scenes in the movie as she fights for dear life. We have to suspend our disbelief a bit in the scenes where she gets violently mauled, stabbed, hit by a chair, repeatedly hurled down into the floor, but it did elicit a lot of deafening screams from the theatre crowd.
Some of her fans feel she should have just done another drama but we can understand her desire to flex her wings and do a vehicle of this sort. When we saw the movie, a lot of viewers are young people who enjoy watching scary films like this for a good scream. With this, Ate Vi has successfully reached out to a new demographic, with the help of a young star like Kim Chiu, who in all fairness, also does well in her dual roles. For us, it’s a very wise decision indeed. And Chito Roño shows here to younger horror directors like Topel Lee, Richard Somes and Jerrold Tarog (Tarog did a fine job of scoring and editing the movie) that he remains to be the master of the genre who can even be playful with the orchestrated color scheme of the costumes worn by his characters in the movie.
congrats The Healing for reaching the 100million gross ........
thanks sa mga nanood at manonood pa!!!
People, accept it or not, The Healing is now on its 100million mark. At may 2 weeks pa ito para kumita plus the international screenings.
Sa mga kumukwestyon ng kita, well, goodluck sa bitterness nyo.
congrats Ate Vi, Kim, cast and direk chito.
Nobody can deny The Healing's mega-success at the box office.
P100million and still counting.
O ayan may bonus na ang cast ng the Healing, kaya sorry bitter people here.
you cannot argue with success.
Congrats sa to Ate Vi, Kim, direk, cast, Star cinema.