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MMFF opens on Christmas Day

By Menchu Macapagal

From the eight films participating in the Metro Manila Film Festival, the public can choose to go for action, comedy, horror, or drama.

"10,000 HOURS" features action star Robin Padilla making a comeback as Gabriel Alcaraz, a police officer who eventually becomes a senator.

He is, however, dragged into a string of political controversies, prompting him to seek refuge in the land of canals and cannabis, Amsterdam.

Meanwhile, "BOY GOLDEN" tells the real life story of 1960s notorious gangster Arturo Porcuna alias "Boy Golden."

Porcuna, played by Jeorge Estregan Jr., is presumed dead by his enemies, until, one day, he returns to seek revenge on a rival gang.

Sharing the same agenda as Porcuna and helping him out in his quest is the vindictive woman Marla Dee, played by KC Concepcion.

Comedian Vice Ganda takes on four different roles in the film "GIRL, BOY, BAKLA, TOMBOY."

The comedian plays quadruplets separated for a long time and reunited by untimely events.

The four siblings face a new challenge, that is to save each other's lives.

A dance-romance film comes next.

"KALEIDOSCOPE WORLD" follows the story of a poor boy and a rich girl who fall for each other after an audition for a dance crew that is to compete in an international competition.

The high-octane movie of teen stars Sef Cadayona and Yassi Pressman is inspired by songs of the late rap icon Francis Magalona.

Actress Eugene Domingo reprises her roles as identical twins in "KIMMY DORA: ANG KIYEMENG PREQUEL."

Set before the events of "Kambal sa Kiyeme," the third installment of the film franchise goes back to the younger years of Kimmy and Dora, when they try out different jobs in their father's huge corporation.

Next: The team-up of child wonders Ryzza Mae Dizon and James Aquino-Yap in the comedy film "MY LITTLE BOSSINGS", which is considered a sure treat for kids out there.

The story starts with a bookkeeper tasked to take care of his boss' son, played by baby James.

The bookkeeper's niece, meanwhile, also takes home a street orphan played by Ryzza Mae.

Now living under the same roof, fighting and chaos ensue as the two children with totally different attitudes try to deal with each other.

In the horror genre, "PAGPAG: SIYAM NA BUHAY" features Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo in a film about Filipino superstitions.

Padilla plays Cedric, who joined a group of teenagers at a funeral who unknowingly break one superstition after another.

Cedric and his friends are haunted by a malicious spirit, prompting them to seek the help of Leni, played by Bernardo, to battle the evil force.

Lastly, travel back in time as "PEDRO CALUNGSOD: BATANG MARTIR" tells the life story of the second Filipino saint, portrayed by actor Rocco Nacino.

The film dates back to the 17th century, when a young sacristan risks his life by traveling to faraway lands to help spread the Christian faith.

These movies are shown in all theaters nationwide beginning Wednesday until January 8th.

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