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Mga Kaganapan sa #HeneralLunaDVD Mall Tour

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Kahapon (Dec. 18) ay pormal nang inilabas ang ORIGINAL DVD ng Heneral Luna mula sa Magnavision Home Video at Artikulo Uno Productions. Sa kagustuhan na rin ng Heneral na maihatid ang DVD mismo sa mga fans at followers ng aming pelikula ay nagkaroon kami ng MALL TOUR kung saan naghatid ng ligaya ang cast ng Heneral Luna bago pa man mag-pasko!

 

Balikan natin ang ilang tagpo mula sa ating napakasayang pagsasama:

 

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Nagkaroon ng selfie booth kung saan maari kang magpa-litrato sa mga costumes at props mula sa Heneral Luna!

 

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Backstage ay puspusan ang paghahanda ng Heneral Luna cast members!

 

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Konting chikahan muna kasama ang media.

 

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Sadyang kakaiba ang energy ng mga fans na naghihintay sa pagdating ng Heneral!

 

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Si Lance Kharl ng The Voice Kids ang nanguna sa programa!

 

Nang lumabas na ang mga BAEyani:

Nandito na sila! #HeneralLunaDVD

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Hindi nagpapigil ang mga LUNAtico sa aming Heneral Luna acting challenge!

 

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Bigay na bigay ang mga #HeneralLuna fans talaga!

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Maraming salamat sa mga nagwagi at nakidalo!

 

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Nagkaroon din ng Q&A kung saan nakausap ng mga LUNAtico ang cast ng pelikula bago ang DVD signing!

 

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Salamat sa Ensaymada!

 

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Maraming salamat po sa mga pumunta at nakisaya!

 

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Na-miss mo ba ang aming unang mall tour? ‘Wag mag-alala dahil mayroon pa bukas DEC. 20 sa Eastwood Mall sa ganap na 7PM! May exclusive poster sa bawat pagbili ng iyong DVD at maari mo rin itong papirmahan sa cast ng Heneral Luna! Punta na, EnsayMASA!

HENERAL LUNA – Now Available on DVD!

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Heneral Luna—the historical action epic about the life and death of General Antonio Luna—which enjoyed a nine-week theatrical run in cinemas nationwide is finally launching the much-anticipated DVD.  Fans of Jerrold Tarog’s critical and commercial hit have clamored relentlessly for an official DVD these past several months, cementing Heneral Luna’s position on the list of this year’s biggest cinematic successes.  Aside from a record-breaking run in cinemas, it also holds the distinction for being the country’s highest grossing independent film, with a total domestic gross of P258 million.  In the United States, the theatrical release of Heneral Luna set the record for being the highest grossing locally produced independent Filipino film to play in select cinemas for four weeks across the U.S.A.

 

Acclaimed by critics in both the Philippines and America, Heneral Luna is also the country’s official Oscar entry to the 2016 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

 

Following the success of the film comes another milestone: Heneral Luna on DVD, which features English subtitles, and bonus features like music video for Heneral Luna’s Theme Song “Hanggang Wala Nang Bukas” by Ebe Dancel, a featurette on the Making of Heneral Luna, and “Ilustrado Problems” a special featurette with our favorite Ilustrados from the cast of Heneral Luna.

 

With the release of the DVD, the film’s producers, Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Films and Artikulo Uno Productions hope to make Heneral Luna more accessible to Filipinos everywhere, particularly the youth.

 

“We’ve always had students and young people in mind when we made the film and we are very grateful for all the support and love they have given to Heneral Luna. Releasing this DVD is our way of reaching out to more people, so that they will be able to learn, discover, and appreciate our country’s rich history. We see this as a legacy, a gift for future generations,” says executive producer Fernando Ortigas.

 

The Heneral Luna DVD is distributed by Magnavision Inc. It will be available nationwide in Magnavision, Astroplus, Odyssey, and SM Stores starting December 18, 2015. The DVD as well as other official Heneral Luna merchandise will also be available online via http://shop.henerallunathemovie.com

 

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Naghahanap ka ba ng magandang pang-regalo ngayong kapaskuhan? Sugod na sa http://shop.henerallunathemovie.com para sa ilang OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE mula sa pinaka-meaningful na pelikula ng taon!

 

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Sa aming MERCADO lamang po mabibili ang mga produktong ito. Lahat po ng items ay maaring i-ship worldwide kaya mula Bagbag hanggang Baltimore ay makakarating ang aming mga produkto!

 

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Kung nais niyo namang makatulong ngayong kapaskuhan, maari rin kayong bumili ng LIMITED EDITION Heneral Luna shirts mula sa Ortigas Foundation Library.

 

Give the gift of Heneral Luna sa iyong mga kaibigan at kapamilya ngayong kapaskuhan!

 

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Heneral Luna in Berlin – The First Reel: Philippine Film Festival

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HENERAL LUNA made its rousing debut in Berlin last month during The First Reel: Philippine Film Festival Berlin, a one-of-a-kind independent film festival that aims to showcase the best emerging directors and recent Filipino films.

 

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Trinka Lat was one of the Filipinos in attendance during the Heneral Luna screening and she recounts how the crowd embraced the film:

 

“We welcomed guests who had come all the way from Bremen, Frankfurt and even Rome to catch the film. It was exciting to be part of the theater crowd. People were laughing and gasping at certain parts of the film. A lot of people came up to us, thanked us for screening the film.

 

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We went around asking people what they thought and a lot of people were saying “Ang lungkot”; “We do it to ourselves”; “Hanggang ngayon lahat yan nangyayari” etc. I told some of them that [Artikulo Uno is] planning to do a trilogy and they all got excited about that as well. Everyone stayed a good two hours in the lobby, animatedly discussing the film and why we shoot ourselves in the foot; and it was nice to see everyone celebrating just being Pinoy.

 

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So! Everyone’s curiosity finally got satisfied and we’re extremely thankful that you guys supported our little DIY festival and feel extremely lucky that we had the independent Kino Moviemento on our team, who helped push this journey along. We’re looking forward to mounting next year’s festival and are already in the planning stages.”

 


 

We would like to thank Ms. Trinka Lat for the good news from Berlin and Myls Rubio for the photos.

 

 

HENERAL LUNA opens in Hawaii – Dec. 11, 2015

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After making waves at the recently concluded Honolulu International Film Festival 2015, HENERAL LUNA is set to open in Hawaii for a limited engagement in Pearlridge West Theaters! HENERAL LUNA is the Official Philippine Entry to the Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards in the BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM category. The film has also been nominated for BEST FILM by the Political Film Society of America.

 

Check out the showtimes and purchase advanced tickets for our screenings in Hawaii!

 

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Speak your mind about the film! Use the hashtag #HeneralLunaInUSA and tell us how the film moved or inspired you! Share the good news to your fellow Filipinos and invite them to see HENERAL LUNA in theaters!

 

BONIFACIO: Ang Unang Pangulo – The International Version returns to cinemas!

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Historical films, once considered unexciting, have now crossed over to mainstream pop culture thanks to the unprecedented success of the movie Heneral Luna. The film has sparked a yearning and curiosity among Filipino filmgoers for movies with a similarly rich historical and cultural value. Among the films that have gained renewed attention is the 2014 epic Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.
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Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo won Best Picture at the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2014 as well as this year’s Star Awards and FAMAS. It is also the unofficial kick-off to the historical wave that Heneral Luna started. The film even featured a mid-credit teaser of Heneral Luna during its cinema run.
With the same producers behind both films, movie fans will now have a chance to relive the revolution and see Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo this November, with the limited theatrical release of the International Version. Featuring English subtitles, the movie’s local release coincides with the US premiere in New York City on November 30 in time for the celebration of the birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio.
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Bigger, better, and more action-packed, this particular version features fresh footage and new content delivered by its lead star Robin Padilla. Earlier this year, the international version of Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo was honored with a standing ovation during its European premiere in Barcelona.
Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo (International Version) is produced by Fernando Ortigas for Tuko Films Productions and Eduardo Rocha for Buchi Boy Films. Distributed by Solar Entertainment, the film opens on Wednesday, November 25 in cinemas in SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM Manila, SM Fairview, and SM Sta. Mesa.

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT BONIFACIO: Ang Unang Pangulo:

 

 

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After the success of #HENERALLUNA’s 50% off promo for students, the producers decided to put up a similar promo for those who want to see BONIFACIO: Ang Unang Pangulo in the big screen. To avail of the BUY ONE, TAKE ONE promo for our BONIFACIO DAY Celebration screenings, simply print out this coupon and present it upon purchase of your cinema tickets:
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HENERAL LUNA – Now on its 4th Week in the US!

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CINEMATIC HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

 

BUHAY NA BUHAY PA RIN ANG HENERAL! The most-talked about film of the year remains strong as it enters FOURTH WEEK in North American theaters. After its 9 weeks in Philippine cinemas, the film has broken the record as the longest-running Philippine movie in the last 20 years. No other film, including the big star rom-coms, has run continuously for more than seven weeks.

 

HENERAL LUNA is the Official Philippine Entry to the Oscars in the BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM category. The film has also been nominated for BEST FILM by the Political Film Society of America.

 

 

Those who have not seen the film can still catch our remaining screenings this week in the US! Check out the list of theaters and showtimes starting November 21, 2015. Screening times are subject to change without prior notice. It’s best to contact your local cinema to confirm the Heneral Luna screenings before rushing off to the theaters.

 

WHAT FILIPINO & INTERNATIONAL CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT #HENERALLUNA:

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  • “Grade A! Consummately done and impressive! A compelling war epic. Excellent script. Brilliant performances. Director Jerrold Tarog masterfully handled his material.
    – Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines
  • “HENERAL LUNA is a cinematic feat– a landmark in Philippine Cinema. It should be seen by every Filipino, especially by those who care strongly for their country.”
    – Briccio Santos, Chairman, Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)
  • “HENERAL LUNA is the best Filipino film in years. It’s worthy of a global audience!”
    – Dennis Clemente, www.entertainment.inquirer.net (Philippine Inquirer, NY-based writer)
  • “Napanood ko ang HENERAL LUNA, dalawang beses. Sinasabi ko sa mga nakakausap ko na panoorin nila ito. Napakaganda niyang historical module; maganda para sa edukasyon ng mga Pilipino ukol sa ating kasaysayan.” – Lav Diaz, award-winning filmmaker

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NOW ON ITS 4TH WEEK IN AMERICA:

CALIFORNIA

Cinemark Carson

  • South Bay Pavilion Mall, 20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson CA 90746
  • SAT: 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM
  • SUN, MON, TUES: 11:55 AM | 3:00 PM | 6:00 PM | 9:10 PM

 

NEVADA

Regal Village Square Stadium 18

  • Village Square, 9400 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • SUN, MON, TUES: 12:55 PM | 3:55 PM | 6:55 PM | 9:55 PM

 

WASHINGTON

Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 12

  • 5910 S 180th St, Tukwila, WA 98188
  • SUN, MON, TUES1:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 7:15 PM | 10:00 PM

 

GUAM 

MICRONESIA MALL THEATERS

  • Ilangilang Ln, Dededo, Guam
  • MON, TUES, WED: 10:15 AM | 12:55 PM | 3:35 PM | 6:15 PM | 9:05 PM

 

Stay tuned for move-over engagements in New York & San Francisco next week! See Heneral Luna in theaters and be part of the revolution!

 

Speak your mind about the film! Use the hashtag #HeneralLunaInUSA and tell us how the film moved or inspired you! Share the good news to your fellow Filipinos and invite them to see HENERAL LUNA in theaters!

 

What everyone is saying about Heneral Luna

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This week, Heneral Luna expanded to over 40 theaters in the United States. The reception has been positive so far with a few choice publications voicing out their opinions about the film. Here are some choice quotes from American publications:

 

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After our series of successful screenings in Australia, we’ve received a letter from Bradley Jackson, a young man who spent most of his life in Australia. Seeing the film allowed Jackson to gain insight about his roots and history. This is what he had to say in his letter:

 

Seeing the very-human portrayal of Luna in the film was incredibly refreshing. Often a biopic ignores flawed and controversial depictions of a figure, in exchange for a more heroic, larger-than-life portrayal. It was fascinating to see Luna bombarded with constant adversity from both allies and enemies, and in turn responding to this with his trademark aggression. The emotional depth of the Heneral, portrayed in Jerrold Tarog’s film, was far from what myself in my rental military costume had anticipated. Despite his colourful personality, his heroic aspects are not overlooked either. Luna is depicted as an incredibly competent leader – arguably singlehandedly responsible for the successes in the campaign against the United States. Another refreshing aspect of Tarog’s film was the controversial portrayal of the Aguinaldo administration. As someone who has not been raised fully within Filipino culture, I’ve always assumed that Pinoys held strong patriotic reverence towards all historical Filipino figures. To see Aguinaldo’s government appear as indecisive and even treacherous was quite an interesting interpretation to explore. Heneral Luna was able to provide me great insight on a period of history I’m very unfamiliar with. In fact, it has compelled me to learn further about it. The movie was well-produced and its action scenes would fit well alongside other films such as Saving Private Ryan. There are apparently discussions in the works of potential sequels featuring del Pilar and Quezon, which I certainly will be looking forward to viewing.

 

To keep the Australian audiences entertained, Bradley even dressed up as Heneral Luna:

 

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Over at Instagram, we’ve even got audience reactions from our beloved followers:

 

 

We definitely love hearing from you! Please share with us your reactions (positive or even violent!) about the film. If the film roused something inside of you, share it to your friends and followers! Let us know how you feel by using the hashtags #HeneralLuna and #HeneralLunaInUSA and keep the discussion alive!

 

 

HENERAL LUNA is now on its SECOND WEEK in New York and New Jersey and we’re opening in 40 more theaters across the United States! Check out the complete list of theaters and showtimes in this post and share it with your loved ones abroad. Invite your friends and families living in America to be part of the revolution!

Heneral Luna US theaters and showtimes (Nov. 13)

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CINEMATIC HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

 

HENERAL LUNA continues its record-breaking march in NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY for a third week and extends on 25 screens across the US. The film also opens this Friday (Nov. 13) in Guam! Screening times are subject to change without prior notice. It’s best to contact your local cinema to confirm the Heneral Luna screenings before rushing off to the theaters.

 

HENERAL LUNA has already broken records as the longest-running Philippine movie in the last 20 years. No other film, including the big star rom-coms, has run continuously for more than seven weeks.

 

HENERAL LUNA is the Official Philippine Entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category

 

  • “Grade A! Consummately done and impressive! A compelling war epic. Excellent script. Brilliant performances. Director Jerrold Tarog masterfully handled his material.
    – Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines

 

  • “HENERAL LUNA is a cinematic feat– a landmark in Philippine Cinema. It should be seen by every Filipino, especially by those who care strongly for their country.”
    – Briccio Santos, Chairman, Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)

 

  • “HENERAL LUNA is the best Filipino film in years. It’s worthy of a global audience!”
    – Dennis Clemente, www.entertainment.inquirer.net (Philippine Inquirer, NY-based writer)

 

  • “Napanood ko ang HENERAL LUNA, dalawang beses. Sinasabi ko sa mga nakakausap ko na panoorin nila ito. Napakaganda niyang historical module; maganda para sa edukasyon ng mga Pilipino ukol sa ating kasaysayan.” – Lav Diaz, award-winning filmmaker

 

 

SHOWING IN GUAM STARTING FRIDAY, NOV. 13

 

GUAM 

MICRONESIA MALL THEATERS

  • Ilangilang Ln, Dededo, Guam
  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS: 12:50 PM | 3:35 PM | 6:20 PM | 9:00 PM
  • FRI, SAT: 10:00 AM | 12:40 PM | 3:20 PM | 6:00 PM | 8:40 PM | 11:20 PM
  • SUN, MON, TUES, WED (Nov. 25): 10:15 AM | 12:55 PM | 3:35 PM | 6:15 PM | 9:05 PM

 

NOW ON ITS 3RD MUST-SEE WEEK in NY and NJ!

 

NEW JERSEY 

BOW TIE BERGENFIELD 5 CINEMAS

  • 58 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
  • TUES, WED: 5:30 PM | 8:00 PM
  • THURS: 4:30 PM
  • FRI: 5:30 PM | 8:00 PM | 10:30 PM

AMC JERSEY GARDENS

  • The Mills at Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS: 11:35 AM | 2:20 PM | 5:05 PM

 

MOVE-OVER ENGAGEMENT IN NEW YORK

INDIEHOUSE CINEMA at PRODUCERS’ CLUB THEATERS

  • 358 West 44 St., between 8th and 9th Avenue, NY  10036
  • MON, TUES, WED (Nov. 16 to 18): 4:00 PM
  • THURS, Nov. 19: 9:00 PM

NOW ON ITS 2ND BIG WEEK IN THE FOLLOWING US CITIES:

 

 

CALIFORNIA

Cinemark Carson

  • South Bay Pavilion Mall, 20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson CA 90746
  • DAILY (Until Nov. 25): 11:45AM | 3:00PM | 6:15PM | 9:30PM
  • FRI (Nov. 20), 

Laemmle NoHo 7 Cinema

  • 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • MON, TUES, WED, THUR: 5:15 PM

Regal Edwards Palace Stadium 22

  • 4900 E 4th St., Ontario, CA 91764
  • MON, TUES, WED: 4:50 PM | 7:45 PM | 10:45 PM
  • THURS: 11:05 AM | 2:00 PM

Regal Edwards West Covina 18

  • 1200 Lakes Dr., West Covina , CA 91790
  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS: 10:55 AM | 4:10 PM | 11:00 PM

Regal UA Horton Plaza 8

  • Westfield Horton Plaza, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
  • MON, TUES, WED: 4:10 PM | 6:55 PM | 9:35 PM
  • THURS, FRI: 4:10 PM

Carmike Digiplex Mission Marketplace 13

  • 431 College Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92057
  • MON, TUES: 2:15 PM | 7:30 PM
  • THURS: 2:15 PM

Cinemark Century Laguna

  • 9349 Big Horn Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758
  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS, FRI: 11:45 AM | 3:10 PM | 6:30 PM | 9:50 PM

Cinemark Century Stadium 25

  • 1701 W Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867
  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS :12:40 PM | 3:55 PM | 7:05 PM | 10:10 PM

Cinemark 20 Great Mall

  • Great Mall, 1010 Great Mall Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • MON, TUES: 10:30 AM | 1:30 PM | 4:30 PM | 7:25 PM | 10:30 PM
  • WED, THURS (Nov. 19): 10:30 AM | 10:30 PM

Cinemark Century at Tanforan

  • The Shops at Tanforan, 1188 El Camino Real, San Bruno, CA 94066
  • MON, TUES: 10:15 AM | 1:15 PM | 4:10 PM | 7:05 PM | 9:55 PM
  • WED, THURS Nov. 19: 10:15 AM | 9:55 PM

AMC Covina 17

  • 1414 N Azusa Ave, Covina, CA 91722
  • MON, TUES, WED: 11:15 AM | 4:50 PM
  • THURS: 11:15 AM  

AMC Puente Hills 20

  • Puente Hills Mall, 1560 S Azusa Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
  • MON, TUES, WED: 5:00 PM | 10:20 PM
  • THURS Nov. 19: 5:00 PM

AMC Otay Ranch

  • Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Rd, Chula Vista, CA 91915
  • MON, TUES, WED: 12:30 PM | 3:25 PM | 6:25 PM | 9:10 PM
  • THURS: 1:00 PM | 4:00 PM

ILLINOIS

AMC Loews Woodridge 18

  • 10000 Woodward Ave, Woodridge, IL 60517
  • MON, TUES, WED: 1:30 PM | 4:20 PM | 7:10 PM | 10:00 PM
  • THURS: 1:20 PM | 4:10 PM

AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18

  • 5507 W Touhy Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
  • MON, TUES, WED: 1:05 PM | 6:35 PM
  • THURS: 1:05 PM

 

MARYLAND

AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18

  • 9811 Washingtonian Ctr., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS: 9:30 PM

 

MICHIGAN

AMC Star Southfield 20

  • West, 25333 Twelve Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48034
  • MON, TUES, WED: 3:10 PM | 8:20 PM
  • THURS: 3:10 PM

 

NEVADA

Regal Village Square Stadium 18

  • Village Square, 9400 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89117
  • MON, TUES, WED, THURS, FRI,: 12:55 PM | 3:55 PM | 6:55 PM | 9:55 PM

TEXAS

AMC Grapevine Mills 30

  • Grapevine Mills, 3150 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051
  • DAILY (Until Nov. 24): 12:10 PM | 4:00 PM | 6:50 PM | 9:40 PM

VIRGINIA

AMC Hoffman 22

  • Hoffman Town Center, 206 Swamp Fox Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • MON, TUES, WED: 1:20 PM | 4:10 PM | 7:00 PM | 9:50 PM
  • THURS: 11:20 AM | 2:10 PM | 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON

Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 12

  • 5910 S 180th St, Tukwila, WA 98188
  • MON, TUES, WED, THU: 1:05PM | 4:30PM | 7:15PM | 10:10PM
  • FRI – MON (Nov. 23): 1:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 7:15 PM | 10:00 PM

 

You may purchase tickets from the website of your local theater. Check out the links below:

#HeneralLuna at the #TattAwards2015

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Magandang araw, mga kasama! Kagabi ay bukod akong pinagpala dahil kung hindi niyo pa naririnig ang balita, nagtagumpay ang team #HeneralLuna sa nakalipas na Globe Tatt Awards 2015! Samahan niyo ako sa aking pagbabalik tanaw sa mga kaganapan kagabi. Ilabas niyo na ang kape at ensaymada at paumanhin kung ito ay medyo mahaba.

 

Noong nakaraang Oktubre ay nakatanggap ang Heneral ng isang telegrama mula sa mga kawani ng Globe Tattoo Broadband:

Bagama’t hindi ito inaasahan ng Heneral, wala akong nagawa kundi tanggapin ang napakagandang oportunidad na ito. Siyempre, pinadalhan ko rin sila ng telegrama gamit ang asul na ibon ng Twitter:

 

 

Lumipas ang ilang araw at napag-alaman ko na napabilang pala ako sa hango ng dalawampung indibidwal, social movement, at talentadong mamamayan ng Pilipinas na pilit pinupukaw ang ating atensyon at kamalayan sa online world.

 

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Wala namang mawawala kung mangampanya, kaya isinuko ko na sa kawalan ang mensaheng nagiimbita sa aking mga taga-sunod sa social media na bumoto para sa #HeneralLuna.

 

Salamat na lamang at handang-handa ang aking mga kasama na suportahan ang pagnanais ng Heneral na maiuwi ang karangalan!

Marami rin ang nagpadala ng mensahe gamit ang mga official hashtag para sa patimpalak:

Bunga na rin ng kanilang imbitasyon, tumungo ang Heneral sa Makati gamit ang aking karawahe. Buti na lamang at umalis ako nang maaga, dahil medyo ma-traffic sa Makati. Umabot naman ang Heneral sa 6:30PM call time at nasiyahan ako dahil sa Shooting Gallery isanagawa ang pagtitipon. Akala ko’y may mga baril pero ibang klaseng shooting gallery pala ito. Nais ko pa naman sanang magpakitang gilas sa pag-gamit ng baril, ngunit lahat ata ng bala ko ay kinumpiska na ng NAIA.

 

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Sa simula ng palatuntunan ay may mga makikisig na ginoo ang nagsayawan. Sila pala ang A-Team. Kung nanaisin nila ay pwedeng-pwede silang maging kawal ng Heneral sa susunod na digmaan. Magaling sila magpaikot-ikot sa ere at mukhang mabibilis din silang gumalaw. Ang kaso na lamang ay kung magaling ba sila umasinta dahil ayaw kong inaaksaya ang bala.

Sunod ay ipinakilala ang Tattoo Council, ang grupo na nagpasya kung sino ang mapapabilang sa GREAT 10. Mula sa iba’t ibang larangan ng industriya nanggaling ang Council. Kabilang dito sila Senator Bam Aquino, film director Quark Henares, Jim Paredes, Daphne Osmena-Paez, Jinno Rufino, Mike Carandang, Nix Nolledo, Anna Oposa, at Bianca Gonzales-Intal.

Mula sa dalawampung nominado ay isa-isa na ngang inanunsyo ang mga kabilang sa GREAT 10! Sa unang batch ay napabilang si James Deakin ng Top Gear PH, Marcelo Santos III, ang photographer na si Jelito de Leon, at si Paolo Ballesteros.

Patuloy ang pagbigay ng mga waiter kay Heneral ng canape, ngunit nais ko sana ay ensaymada. Hindi rin matigil ang kanilang pagpapainom sa akin ng red wine na siya namang tinanggihan ko dahil na rin kailangan ko pang makauwi gamit ang aking karawahe. Hindi man lasing ang kabayo ko, kung ang Heneral naman ang lasing ay baka hindi ko na masilayan ang pagdating ng panibagong araw.

 

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Matapos nito ay sunod-sunod ang pag-anunsyo sa ilan pang nagsipagwagi: Ang FilipiKnow, Top Gear PH,  #SaveMaryJane movement, pati na rin ang spoken word poet na si Juan Miguel Severo ay nakasama din sa Great 10. Malapit naman na ang pagtatapos ng programa ay inabutan ng kaba ang Heneral. Kung hindi ako mapasama sa Great 10 ay baka mawalan ng loob ang aking mga tagahanga.

 

Nagulat na lamang ako sa anunsyong ito:

 

 

Hindi na sumama ang Heneral sa stage para kunin ang tropeyo dahil para ito sa social media team na walang sawang nag-trabaho upang maging matagumpay ang campaign ng Heneral!

 

Ngunit hindi lamang ang #HeneralLuna team ang nagtrabaho para sa award na ito. Sa tulong ng social media ay sabay-sabay nating napagbuklod ang bayan upang maibalik ang aming pelikula sa sinehan. Ang award na ito ay para sa mga taong patuloy ang pag-suporta kay Heneral Luna. Para ito sa mga gumawa ng fan art, para sa mga nagpa-trend sa Twitter, sa mga tumawag sa sinehan at nag-request na ibalik kami.

 

Para ito sa mga nagpadala ng telegrama sa akin at nag-sumbong ng mga ilegal na pagpapalabas ng aming pelikula. Para ito sa nakipag-away sa loob ng sinehan nang makita niya ang kanyang katabi na nirerecord ang screen. Para ito sa mga kababayan natin sa ibang bansa na walang sawang nagtatanong kung kailan ba maipapalabas ang Heneral Luna sa lugar nila. Para sa mga atat na atat na sa DVD.

 

Sa Ensaymasa. Sa Ruscats at sa mga shini-ship ang Mabinaldo. Para sa gumawa ng T-shirts at sa nag-costume bilang Heneral noong nakaraang Halloween. Para ito sa inyong lahat. Para ito sa bayan.

 

Siyempre ay hindi dito nagtapos ang awards night dahil ang huling napabilang sa Great 10 ay ang ating mga kaibigan sa Eat Bulaga. Lumabas si Baeby Baste para tanggapin ang award at nag-saya ang lahat.

 

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Oo nga pala, dumating din si Bernal ngunit huli na ang lahat.

 

Masayang masaya ako sa mga kaganapan at saludo ako sa inyong lahat ng tumulong sa akin na maging parte ng Great 10!