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MMFF 2017 Entries and Awards: Recap

Last year's MMFF made minor changes in the criteria of choosing the 8 official entries to be shown and awarding. This year's criteria changed again and the final 8 official entries were thoroughly studied and selected based on the newest criteria. 
Seel lists below for the chosen 8 full lengths and 8 short films entries on the 43rd edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival

Official Entries Full-Length
All of You

Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay
Quantum Films, MJM Productions
Directed by Dan Villegas
Romance, Comedy

Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad
Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach
Star Cinema, Viva Films
Directed by Joyce Bernal
Action, Comedy

Meant to Beh
Vic Sotto, Dawn Zulueta
OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment
Directed by Chris Martinez
Family Comedy

Ang Panday
Coco Martin
CCM Productions
Star Cinema, Viva Films
Directed by Rodel Nacianceno
Action, Fantasy

Deadma Walking
Joross Gamboa, Edgar Allan Guzman
T-Rex Entertainment
Directed by Julius Alfonso
Comedy, Drama, Musical
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24 January 2018

Don't forget to watch this must-see movie next year. Downsizing is an American science fiction comedy-drama film is set to be played in Philippine theaters on January 24. The film tells a man who invented a procedure to shrink bodies. Being five inch tall means having a better life and living in wealth.

Matt Damon as Paul Safranek
Christoph Waltz as Dusan Mirkovic
Hong Chauas Ngoc Lan Tran
Kristen Wiig as Audrey Safranek
Jason Sudeikis as Dave Johnson
Maribeth Monroe as Carol Johnson
Udo Kier as Joris Konrad,
Rolf Lassgård[10] as Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen
Ingjerd Egeberg as Anne-Helene Asbjørnsen
Søren Pilmark as Dr. Andreas Jacobsen

Directed by Alexander Payne: Written by Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor: Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Pitch Perfect 3

In Philippine Theaters
8 Januar 2018

Mark your calendar and get ready to sing along with the casts of Pitch Perfect 3 on January 8, 2018. From the success of Pitch Perfect 1 and 2 on the big screen, Pitch perfect 3 will surely be a big hit worldwide. This is must-see musical comedy film 

After they won the world championship and already graduated in college, having their own separate lives, and working in the real world, The Bellas reunite one last time for their final performance in a competition for an overseas  United Service Organization tour against the group who use instruments. 

Anna Kendrick as Beca Mitchell
Rebel Wilson as Patricia "Fat Amy" Hobart
Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Junk
Brittany Snow as Chloe Beale
Anna Camp as Aubrey Posen
Hana Mae Lee as Lilly Onakurama
Ester Dean as Cynthia-Rose Adams
Chrissie Fit as Florencia "Flo" Fuentes
Kelley Jakle as Jessica Smith
Shelley Regner as Ashley Jones

Directed by Trish Sie: Distributed by Universal Picture: Story by Kay …

Ferdinand (Film)

In Philippine Cinemas
8 January 2018

A must-see movie for this year that teaches valuable moral lessons about courage, friendship, and relationship to the family. Watch out for Ferdinand (film), an animated 3D Film based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. It features the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and David Tennant.

In Spain, a young, flower lover and non-confrontational bull run away from their training area Casa del Toro after his father failed to return from a showdown with the matador. He was adopted by a florist's farm owner Juan, his daughter Nina and his dog Paco. Ferdinand shares a bond with his newly found family. As he grows up, his love to flower and his non-confrontational behavior remains.