FROM BIG TO SMALL – From television, young loveteams later switch to movies, the big screen.
Think of KathNiel, JaDine, LizQuen, and some such combinations. After making it big on the small screen, they graduate to the big screen.
Viva big boss Vic del Rosario is making a big experiment — and big gamble — on Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras (YaNdre, if you please). Boss Vic is doing it the other way, build them up first as movie stars and only later as TV stars.
Will he succeed now that times are different?
It remains to be seen, but remember that Boss Vic built up such names as Sharon Cuneta, Robin Padilla, Sarah Geronimo, Anne Curtis, Regine Velasquez, Mark Bautista.
Boss Vic is casting Yassi and Andre in Viva’s “Wang Fam,” along with Pokwang, Benjie Paras, and Alonzo Muhlach.
HALLOWEEN FLICK – “Wag Fam” is billed the “ultimate Halloween flick,” horror-comedy directed by the moneymaker Wenn V. Deramas.
Like what she does in every role, Pokwang brings her A-game once again as Malou, the last virgin of the “aswang” clan destined to be sacrificed for their race’s survival. But the ritual, supposed to be undertaken by Malou’s brother Jok-Jok (Wendell Ramos), gets nipped in the bud when she meets botanist Bu Wang (Benjie Paras). Malou and Bu instantly fall in love and decide to build a family away fron the “aswang” clan.
The marriage produces three kids: Duke Wang (Andre Paras), Cala Wang (Abby Bautista), and Vey Wang (Alonzo Muhlach).
Together, the Wang family moves into a new town where they meet Kay Sera (Candy Pangilinan), the nosy landlady highly suspicious of them.
Kay Sera has an only daughter, Elenita (Yassi Pressman), who catches Duke’s fancy.
As the Wang family try their hardest to fit in and lead normal lives, Jok-Jok is able to track them down and tricks Elenita and Duke into eloping so as to carry out his plan of sacrificing a virgin.
Can the Wang family save themselves from the clutches of Jok-Jok before it’s too late?
MESSAGE – With screenplay by director Wenn and Mel Mendoza del Rosario (“Diary ng Panget”), “Wang Fam” will leave a heartwarming message for every family. Incidentally, this is also the first film together of father and son, Benjie and Andre Paras.
Fans of YaNdre (Yassi and Andre) can feast their eyes on various kilig moments between the two. The gorgeous pair first heat up the screen in the romcom of 2014, “Diary ng Panget.”
Adding zest to this film are Candy Pangilinan, Wendell Ramos, Joey Paras, Abby Bautista, Atak Arana, and Dyosa Pockoh, whose online videos earned him the title “Viral Diva”
Showing in theaters nationwide on Nov. 18, “Wang Fam” lets you indulge in the Halloween spirit a little while longer. So sink your teeth into it and enjoy! (RONALD CONSTANTINO)