Time for the Metro Manila Film Crapfestival

Every year during the Christmas season, the Philippines has its own version of the Oscars called the Metro Manila Film Festival. Similar enough, the MMFF also has an awards night wherein the criteria are ever-changing, and most awards are given with no basis. The MMFF season is that one time of the year when all the cinemas in the country show these MMFF official entries. The MTRCB and other actors and actresses say that this is a way of supporting Philippine cinema as it is currently dying and losing out to Hollywood films. The intention is good, but if you would see these films, you would definitely rush to Divisoria, buy a pirated DVD-copy of a Hollywood film and watch it at home. All the movies in the MMFF remind you why the Philippine film industry is dying, and why people would much prefer watching Hollywood movies. Continue reading