Bradford Adkins: Scenes in the City

Won’t Last A Day (Without You)” Now Showing in mainstream US Cinemas(After “Praybeyt Benjamin” & ‘No Other Woman’ rake it in at the US box office, mainstream theaters now wider open to Filipino movies!)

In this newest movie collaboration between Viva Films & Star Cinema, Sarah Geronimo shines anew, as George Harrison Apostol/ DJ Heidee giving love advice to her hit radio program listeners. Sarah essays the role of comedic/dramatic DJ Heidee very effortlessly and effectively. She switches from funny girl to sympathetic one with ease.

In contrast,Gerald Anderson suffered in the acting department as Andrew, whose girlfriend, Melissa (Megan Young) is having love problems because of her boyfriend’s (Gerald Anderson) womanizing ways. Gerald can’t and didn’t successfully separate his Andrew character from his “Budoy” character on his current TV hit advocacy-series. His voice & tone is very “Budoy.” Even his haircut and appearance reminded me of “Budoy.” I fault the rookie director for allowing this to happen.

Megan Young as Melissa did not deliver what is expected of her and it showed glowingly in the very critical dinner/confrontation scene with Gerald where she failed to convey the emotion of the betrayed girlfriend who found out the ugly truth just when she’s ready to reconcile.

Overall though, it’s a very entertaining movie and I enjoyed the insights shown happening inside a radio station booth where they showed the various computer software applications now readily available to DJs when playing sound effects and song requests to highlight the listening experience. In other words, the movie offered something new to me.

With today’s gloomy economy and Typhoon Sendong rampaging Southern Philippines, if you need a good, clean laugh, watch “Won’t Last A Day” at the following theater(s) near you:

December 16-22, 2011
SF Bay – Union City Century 25
32100 Union Landing
Union City, CA 94587

SF Bay – Milpitas Century Great Mall
1010 Great Mall Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035

SF Bay – Sacramento
Century Laguna 16
9349 Big Horn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

SF Bay – Tanforan
Century at Tanforan
1188 El Camino Real
San Bruno, CA 94066

TEXAS – Dallas
Cinemark (The Legacy)
7201 Central Expressway Suite #100
Plano, TX 75025

TEXAS – Houston
Tinseltown USA
12920 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77040

Cinemark 18
880 North Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502

5 South Prospect Ave
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Pearlridge West Theatres
98 – 1005 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701

Las Vegas
Regal Village Square Stadium
9400 W Sahara Ave.,
Las Vegas, NV 89058

Los Angeles – Orange
Orange Stadium Promenade
1701 W. Katella Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

NJ – Bergenfield
Clearview Bergenfield Cinemas
58 South Washington Ave
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

NJ – Clifton
Clearview Allwood Theatre
96 Market Street
Clifton, NJ 07012

NJ – Hoboken
Clearview Hoboken Cinemas
409 14th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030

San Diego
CUA Horton Plaza
475 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

December 16-29, 2011

Los Angeles – Cerritos
Cerritos Stadium Cinema
12761 Towne Center Drive,
Cerritos, CA 90701

Parkway Plaza Stadium 12
5910 South 180th Street
Tukwila, WA 98188

SF Stonestown
UA Stonestown Twin
501 Buckingham Way
San Francisco, CA 94132

Models/Endorsers Leo Reyes, left, Alexandra Drechsler, 4th left, & The Perkins Twins (Jesse & Christian Perkins), rightmost appeared on TFC’s Adobo Nation 12/18/11 episode featuring Ageless Elimin’age (Mary Ann Laurel, Owner, 3rd right, & Annette Velasco, Operations Manager, 4th right, with Licensed Aestheticians Janelle Mercado, 2nd left, & Milla Kozak, 3rd left).

John Cafe (center), General Manager of Cinemark Theaters – The Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno, CA and employee Krystal Toong (shown here with Manila Mail’s Photo Journalist, Richard Lao, right) reported early lines forming during the very first screening of the Viva Films/Star Cinema’s latest movie colllaboration, “Wont Last A Day (Without You)” starring Sarah Geronimo & Gerald Anderson last Friday. Congratulations to everyone involved in the making and release of this movie!

ABS-CBN’s “Search for Star In A Million” Finalist Michael Cruz guested at Divo Bayer’s “Winter Sonata” concert last Sunday night at The Summit in San Jose, CA.

ABS-CBN’s “Search for Star In A Million” Finalist Michael Cruz guested at Divo Bayer’s “Winter Sonata” concert last Sunday night at The Summit in San Jose, CA.


A New Branch For WarmSprings Home Health Care!
Warmsprings Home Health Care owned and operated by a well-known philanthropist Alphie de Guzman headed the grand opening of the newest branch office in San Leandro last week. Coinciding with this celebration was the brithday party for her and her daughter Alphian de Guzman. The office blessing was officiated by Fr. Nicholas who performed a traditional blessing with Latin prayer. In attendance were hundreds of employees , guests relatives and friends.

“I am so grateful to our Lord for all the bountiful blessings showered upon us, my family ,our emplyees, relatives and friends. This is the 6th branch we have which I started some years ago and come January we’re opening another one again located behind this newest location on Marina Blvd. “, exclaimed Alphie proudly, president and CEO of Warmsprings Home Health Care”.

Among those who graced the occasion included myself, publicist of the business, my husband Romy representing the Islanders TV , Lyn Trinidad , officers and employees , with the able assistance of the patriarch of A & M Family Home Care, Mario de Guzman.

The umbrella branch is located on Whitney Place in Fremont housing about 80 employees; San Jose, Walnut Creek , and now San Leandro.
The business specializes in home health care serving the entire Northern California.

Owner/CEO Alphie de Guzman is woman with a generous heart. She continues to help those people in need, and one of her special projects is “Sagip Kapamilya” which has been the recipient of some of her noteworthy programs. Her previous project which generated tremendous assistance from the community was the “Fashion with a Cause” featuring Rene Salud and proceeds were doled out to Sagip Kapamilya.

Currently, she’s assisting Charito Benipayo, her publicist in her special project “Feeding the Hungry” which yours truly had initiated under the banner of GFWC-BAWC, Bay Area Woman’s Club. Both Charito and Alphie are now working together raising funds , seeking community assistance in sending help , donations or in kind to be doled out to distressed families hit by the devastating typhoon Sendong.

For information about Warmsprings Home Health Care, contact 510/364-5158 or about the special project Feeding the Hungry, contact Charito at 510/301-4693 or emal

Briefs & Shorts
This week marks another milestone for this Column as per latest Google Analytics reports that we are now being read in 152 countries! Only last week, we were at 150. Thank you loyal readers for your continued patronage. And to our advertisers who now have to wait a year (I only recently learned this) for that highly-coveted page, we feel the love!

Manila Mail Newspaper's editorial and production staff (Carmen, Bunag, Joey Panlilio, Gary De Guzman, Edwina Aniag, Flor Mangoba, Dennis Hussein, Robert Bunag, Richard Lao, Bradford Adkins with Krystal Toong, among others) celebrated the holidays with a Christmas Brunch at the Come Seafood Buffet in Daly City last Saturday. Merry Christmas, everyone!

From our Manila Mail Newspaper Family to yours, Merry Christmas, everyone!

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