It’s a double cinematic treat this March as Star Cinema releases two of last year’s most talked about Cinema One Originals Festival entries –  “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” and “Baka Bukas.”

“2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” tells the discoveries and misadventures of Felix (Khalil Ramos), a friendless achiever in high school whose life changes after the arrival of the half-American Snyder brothers (Jameson Blake and Ethan Salvador), entangling him in their dark ambitions. The movie is set in the late 1990s in Pampanga a decade after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

Petersen Vargas’ dark high school comedy Bagged three awards at the 12th annual Cinema One Originals Film Festival –  Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Supporting Actor for “Hashtags” member, Jameson Blake.

Jameson and Ethan are both Star Magic artists and products of ABSCBN’s reality TV shows. Jameson was a former Pinoy Big Brother housemate, while Ethan was one of the top 40 finalists of Pinoy Boyband Superstar.

Khalil Ramos, also a Star Magic and Star Music recording artist, received a nomination for the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Felix. Khalil’s Star Cinema film credits include “A Second Chance” and “The Achy Breaky Hearts.”



Samantha Lee’s “Baka Bukas,” on the other hand, tells the story of Alex (Jasmine Curtis-Smith), a 20-something lesbian working multiple jobs while being secretly in love with her best friend, Jess (Louise delos Reyes). “Baka Bukas” won three awards at the 12th Cinema One Originals Film Festival as well – Best Actress for Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Best Sound, and the Audience Choice award.

Both films are hip, fresh, risky, adventurous, and hopeful. “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” and “Baka Bukas” pose the question to every millennial, “how much do you love your best friend?”

Witness the limitless bounds that true friendship could surpass in these two movies that every millennial and movie aficionado should not miss.


Catch 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten starting March 15 in cinema nationwide. “Baka Bukas” premiered commercially last March 1, and is still showing in Cinema 76, Cinematheque Manila, and Cinematheque Iloilo, Davao, and Zamboanga.

Cinema One, the Philippines’ number one cable channel, is available on Skycable Channel 56, Destiny Cable Analog 37, and Digital 57. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.





Ang “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” at “Baka Bukas,” dalawa sa pinakapatok na pelikula mula sa Cinema One Originals Festival 2016, ay mapapanood sa mga sinehan ngayong Marso bilang espesyal na handog ng Star Cinema.

Ang “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” ay tungkol sa kwento ni Felix (Khalil Ramos), isang high school student achiever na walang kaibigan. Gugulo ang buhay niya sa pagdating ng half-American Snyder brothers (Jameson Blake at Ethan Salvador). Ang kakaibang kwentong ito ay may pagbabalik-tanaw sa lalawigan ng Pampanga halos isang dekada matapos ang pagputok ng Mt. Pinatubo.

Ang dark high school comedy ni Petersen Vargas ay nanalo ng tatlong awards mula sa 12th annual Cinema One Originals Film Festival – ang Best Picture, Best Cinematography, at Best Supporting Actor para sa “Hashtags” member na si Jameson Blake.

Parehong Star Magic artist at nagmula sa reality TV shows ng ABS-CBN sina Jameson at Ethan. Si Jameson ay dating housemate ni Kuya sa Pinoy Big Brother habang si Ethan naman ay isa sa mga top 40 finalists ng Pinoy Boyband Superstar.

Si Khalil Ramos na isa ring Star Magic at Star Music recording artist ay nakatanggap rin ng nominasyon para sa Best Actor category sa kanyang pagganap bilang Felix. Ilan sa mga nagawa niyang pelikula mula sa Star Cinema ang “A Second Chance” at “The Achy Breaky Hearts.”

Ang pelikulang “Baka Bukas” ni Samantha Lee ay tungkol naman sa kwento ni Alex (Jasmine Curtis-Smith), isang workaholic na lesbian na patagong nagmamahal sa kanyang best friend na si Jess (Louise delos Reyes). Nagwagi ng tatlong awards sa 12th Cinema One Originals Film Festival ang entry na ito – Best Actress para kay Jasmine, Best Sound, at Audience Choice award.

Ang “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” at “Baka Bukas” ay mga makabagong pelikula na parehong nagbibigay ng hamon at pag-asa. Ang kanilang common theme ay “gaano mo kamahal ang iyong pinakamatalik na kaibigan?”

Tunghayan kung hanggang saan kayang tawirin ng tunay na pagkakaibigan ang mga kwento nito.

Ang “2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten” ay nagsimula nang ipalabas sa mga sinehan sa buong bansa noong March 15. Ang “Baka Bukas” naman ay naunang ipinalabas noong March 1 at maaari pa ding mapanood sa Cinema 76, Cinematheque Manila, and Cinematheque Iloilo, Davao, and Zamboanga.

Ang Cinema One ang numero unong cable channel sa bansa at ito ay mapapanood sa Skycable Channel 56, Destiny Cable Analog 37, at Digital 57. Sundan ang Cinema One sa Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel para sa full schedule nito.



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