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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.

Jul 19, 2021



VIVAMAX is now the number one streaming channel in the country today and this is not surprising because they have so much to offer to viewers and so easy to access. 

They are so busy releasing a new, original local movie every week. And aside from this, they also have so many exciting foreign films to offer.

It’s also much cheaper than other channels as  Vivamax is now available for your unli-watching pleasure at P29 pesos for 3 days.

It is Vivamax’s way of thanking the hundreds of thousands of subscribers who are enjoying its truly Pinoy content since its launch in early 2021.  

And the surprises continue with the launch of Vivamax Originals and top local films to suit every Pinoy film viewer’s taste.  

Original films shown on Vivamax include “Gusto Ko Maging Pornstar”, “Tililing”, “Biyernes Santo”, “Death of a Girlfriend”, “Kaka”, “Gluta”, “Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam”, “Silab”, “The Other Wife”, and coming soon are “Nerisa”, “Revirginized”, “Ikaw at Ako at Ang Ending” and “Taya”.

“Nerisa” is the launching film of ex-beauty queen Cindy Miranda in her boldest to date as a mysterious maiden whose arrival upsets the lives of people in a remote peaceful island, written by Ricky Lee and directed by Law Fajardo, co-starring AJ Raval, Sean de Guzman, Elizabeth Oropesa, Bembol Roco and Aljur Abrenica. This starts streaming globally on July 30.

“Revirginized” stars the Megastar Sharon Cuneta in her first movie filmed and shown during the pandemic. This is another surefire hit from maverick and sensational director Darryl Yap. 

Sharon plays Carmela, who’s dumped by her husband Albert Martinez and then relives the younger years she never had by letting loose at a wild beach party. 

She gets to enjoy life again and finally puts herself first with the help of a hunk tattoo artist played by Marco Gumabao. 

The trailer is now shown on the net and Sharon’s fans are pleasantly shocked by the riotous antics she does in many scenes. Also in the cast are Rosanna Roces and Abby Bautista. “Revirginized” airs starting August 6. 

“Ikaw at Ako at Ang Ending” stars real-life sweethearts Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles in their third screen outing after “Jowable” and “Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam”, both certified hits. 

This is their most daring film so far, from the writer and director of the blockbuster hugot movies, "Camp Sawi," "Meet Me in St. Gallen," and "Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story," Irene Emma Villamor, this romance drama film airs on August 13.

“Taya” stars AJ Raval of “Gusto Kong Maging Pornstar, “Death of A Girlfriend”, “Nerisa” and Sean de Guzman of “Anak ng Macho Dancer” and “Lockdown".

Directed by Roman Perez Jr of the erotic-thriller “Adan”, this is a sexy action film with Sean playing Sixto, who promises to take away AJ as Nanette from the syndicate that condemned her as an online gambling prize. “Taya” will stream starting  August 27.

A musical performance is also coming on Vivamax. “Rico Blanco Songbook: Musical Stories” by Rico Blanco, a musical documentary which features a ten-track album compilation that reinvented the hits of the Pinoy rock artist such as “Your Universe” by Sarah Geronimo, “Wag Mong Aminin” as interpreted by Ebe Dancel, This Band’s “Liwanag Sa Dilim”, and Janine Tenoso’s “A Love To Share”.

New local titles to stream on Vivamax this August include the all-new “Kagat ng Dilim” horror anthology with stars like Cristine Reyes, Alma Moreno, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Maui Taylor, Nathalie Hart, Meg Imperial, and many more, helmed by a fresh batch of acclaimed young directors who know how to give you a good scare. 

Then there’s “Watch Me Kill”, starring Jean Garcia and Jay Manalo, is a psychological thriller film which bagged three major awards (Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing) in the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino film festival. 

This is about a ruthless assassin whose plans were interrupted when the man she was paid to kill is with a young girl. 

Also not to be missed is “Mañanita” with Bela Padilla plays a retired and horribly scarred sniper who seeks revenge for the death of her parents, directed by Paul Soriano. 

Other local films. “Pandanggo sa Hukay” stars Iza Calzado in a woman’s journey through a series of unfortunate events. It is directed by She Andez and an all-female production team. 

“Edward” is an unforgettable coming-of-age stor of a young boy in a hospital where he is stuck taking care of his ailing father, with Louise Abuel winning best actor in the Dhaka International Filmfest for his title role performance and Ella Cruz who won Cinemalaya best supporting actress as the ill-dated love interest of Edward. 

Two local series to be enjoyed on Vivamax are “Encounter”, a romantic-drama based on Korean show starring Cristine Reyes and Diego Loyzaga, and “Puto”, the hilarious sequel to the classic movie “Puto” starring Herbert Bautista, McCoy de Leon, and the Beks Battalion. 

Then there’s “Divorce”, an informative documentary which features real-life interviews of people who suffered from domestic violence and how they managed to get out of it. This also talks about why divorce should be legalized in the Philippines. 

Vivamax also releases a lot of international titles including Hollywood and Korean films. “Angel Has Fallen” stars Hollywood Superstar Gerard Butler. 

He reprises his role in the hit "Fallen" action series about saving his country from an imminent danger and “Serenity”, a mystery thriller film, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. 

 “Adrift” is a movie about survival in the harshest sea storm.  “The Lost City of Z” is a biographical adventure drama about the search for a mysterious city in the Amazons. 

Korean titles such as “The Closet”, “Secret Zoo”, “Pawn”,  “Steel Rain 2: Summit”, “Moonlit Winter”, “Taxi Driver”, “Diva”, “Metamorphosis” and “The Throne” are highly recommended for a movie marathon. 

Starring in these titles are popular artists like Kim Hee-ae, Lee Je-hoon, Shin Min-a, Ha Jung Woo, Ahn Jae Hong, Ha Ji Won, Sung Dong Il. 

These Korean movies and series have Tagalized options and are sure to satisfy your need for Korean drama and action. 

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