The recently concluded 47th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards hailed “My Pabebe Love“, last year’s MMFF entry, as the biggest blockbuster.
What’s funny, ibinatay pala ng komite ang parangal sa opening day gross receipts nito and not on its total box-office take all throughout the festival’s duration.
Although the issue is water under the bridge, alam naman ng lahat na hindi pa man nangangalahati ang festival run ay naungusan na nang milya-milya ng “Beauty & the Bestie” ang AlDub movie na ito with the incidental bida na sina Vic Sotto at Ai Ai de las Alas. Natapos na’t lahat ang festival, Star Cinema was still laughing its way to the bank, which couldn’t be said of its rival movie.
Siguro, dapat i-restructure ng GMMFA ang kanilang set of guidelines in determining the rightful recipient ng award na ‘yon. In gay parlance, “award” na “award” naman ang pelikula nina Vice Ganda at Coco Martin which was more deserving of the award!
Isang araw lang ang kinita, blockbuster na agad?!
by Ronnie Carrasco III