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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 6, 2014

Atty. Joji Alonso’s Quantum Films is now into distributing Hollywood flicks

AFTER PRODUCING award-winning local films like “Kubrador” and “Ekstra”, Atty. Joji Alonso’s Quantum Films is now into distributing Hollywood flicks. On April 19, Black Saturday, they’re showing the screwball comedy, “The Love Punch”, starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson as a divorced British couple who get together again to plan on how they can get back at the French businessman (Laurence Lafitte) who tricked them and stole their retirement savings.

To do this, they impersonate a couple from Texas who fly down to the Cote d’Azur and be gatecrashers to a wedding to steal a diamond necklace that’s worth $10 million which the groom is giving to the bride. When shown in the Toronto Filmfest, this romantic comedy was praised for the fine performances of the two leading stars and the fine support of Timothy Spall and Celia Imrie who play their best friends. This is directed by Joel Hopkins who’s best known for “Last Chance Harvey” which also starred Emma Thompson with Dustin Hoffman.

On the local movie front, Atty. Joji Alonso has also just finished bankrolling a new movie partly filmed in Singapore, “M, My Mother’s Maiden Name”, the directorial debut of screenwriter Zig Dulay starring Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gloria Sevilla, Dennis Padilla, Marx Topacio and Nico Antonio.