"Agimat" likely to top MMFF grossers' list; "Sosy" gets boost online

The fantasy-action-comedy film "Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Si Ako" starring Sen. Bong Revilla, Jr.; Vic Sotto and Ms. Judy Ann Santos showed strong indications of being this year's top grosser in terms of ticket sales in the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) as the movie opened nationwide yesterday, December 25.  The film is a sequel to the 2010 MMFF top grossing film "Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote," which reaped a gross ticket sales of P31 million on its opening day.  "Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Si Ako" is a joint production of GMA Films, Imus Productions, M-Zet Productions, APT Entertainment and Octoarts Films.

Meanwhile, GMA Films' solely produced MMFF entry "Sosy Problems" starring Rhian Ramos, Bianca King, Solenn Heussaff and Heart Evangelista proved to be a hit not only among moviegoers but also among citizens online or netizens who discussed the film on the social networking site Facebook and microblogging platform Twitter. 

"Sosy Problems" also received rave reviews from several members of the press and the online media (entertainment and fashion bloggers) who watched the film ahead of its regular screening schedule on Saturday, December 22. The momentum reached by the film on its opening day yesterday seems to have surpassed the expectations of critics and festival soothsayers who predicted that the movie is going to face a tough battle in the festival since its genre deviates from the usual genres of MMFF entries in past years.  

Besides its stellar cast, the movie also prides itself in its simple, unique story and its subtle brand of comedy that is both tasteful and appealing to moviegoers across various demographics.  As showbiz blogger Ely Valendez writes in his blog Elysplanet.com: "With a saucy humor worthy of a try, the film is an alternative for the comedic lines you’ve already heard in other films’ previous productions, on TV shows, and in comedy bars. Right time to check on humor with good taste, maybe?"  Another showbiz blog, Starmometer.com, described the film as "Zero slapstick and 100% comedy."

If what you're looking for is a feel-good movie that can make you smile this Yuletide season, check out "Sosy Problems" in theaters near you. 

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