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‘Wheels’ rolls around MIAS 2016

Today The Philippine Star’s premier motoring show, Wheels, is all about the biggest summer motoring event of the year — the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2016.

The show’s renowned and formidable team of motoring journalists, composed of Manny Delos Reyes, Angel Rivero and Ulysses Ang, were at the event at World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City. They give the audience the lowdown on the different cars and other motoring finds in this year’s MIAS.

New automobiles on display at the Manila International Auto Show
Ulysses scoured the venue to count down the 10 most significant new cars that made its debut at the premier international auto show. Find out what brands showcased their refined and upgraded models this year.

Meanwhile, Manny walked down memory lane to check out the hottest custom and classic cars at the show. You’ll be surprised at how different custom car builders gave life to some of the oldest and iconic drives of the 20th century.

Manny Delos Reyes interviews one of the exhibitors at the car show
And finally, Angel hanged out with members of the country’s Jeep Club. She also chatted with some of the hottest car show babes that moonlighted in this year’s MIAS.

“Wheels” host Kap Maceda Aguila
It’s all these and more on the third season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch it every Thursdays, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on facebook.com/PhilStarWheels.

‘Echorsis’ an intelligent comedy

“Echorsis” is the most-awaited comedy flick of the year. (From left: Director Lem Lorca, actor Alex Medina, veteran comedian John Lapus, actor-singer Kean Cipriano and film producer Chris Cahilig)
Days before it opened yesterday in cinemas nationwide, Echorsis has been the subject of favorable reviews from movie critics and bloggers. They lauded the movie’s sensitive theme and out-of-the-box and intelligent brand of comedy.

The Cinema Evaluation Board has also given the much-awaited independent comedy flick of the year a “B” grade for its good quality, which entitles it to a 60-percent amusement tax rebate.

“Echorsis reflects on gender issues while still being funny. Lovely to see Kean Cipriano, Alex Medina, and John Lapus together in one crazy film,” says Jonell Estillore of cinemabravo.com.

Echorsis, a comical homage to the iconic horror film The Exorcist, revolves around a sweet-tongued gigolo Carlo, played by Medina, who is possessed by a gay demon after he deceived his closeted gay lover Kristoff (Lapus). The task of exorcising the devil out of Medina’s character then falls on the lap of Father Nick, who is portrayed by Cipriano.

The film premiered on April 3 at Cinema 11 of SM City North Edsa in Quezon City and it was well-received by critics and was particularly praised for its bold and creative choices and great performances from the three leads and the entire cast.

 “At turns bitingly hilarious and incisive, the movie Echorsis is a must watch. We need more comedies like this in Philippine Cinema!” says Von Cuerpo, lawyer and award-winning blogger.

Aside from the film’s intelligent humor, its good intention to represent the LGBT—and how some of its scenes evoke real-life situations—were noted by the critics.

The makers of Echorsis—critically acclaimed filmmaker Lemuel Lorca, writer Jerry Gracio, and producer Chris Cahilig of Insight 360—are happy with the positive reviews.

Cahilig asserts that Filipino moviegoers are eady for a black comedy like Echorsis.

Topics: Wheels , ABS-CBN sports , MIAS 2016 , Echorsis
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