- Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2012 00:00
By A Web design Company
The year 2012 is definitely proving to be beautiful and fulfilling for Marvin Agustin.
Marvin, the actor-chef-producer, in “Knorr’s Sabaw Challenge” on TV kept the airwaves alive making his name already a by-word among cooks and housewives out there. He awed us with his antics in the successful movie from Viva Films “Moron 5 and The Crying Lady.” His business keeps growing and the chain of restaurants under Sumo Sam Foods Inc. just keeps the food scene alive. Marvin Agustin is also line-producing TV5’s biggest and newest reality singing search, “Kanta Pilipinas” soon to air on the Kapatid network. He’s got two more upcoming endorsements up his sleeves and these will be holding the launch very soon.
Last week, Marvin Agustin was in Hollywood for the successful international screening of GMA Films’ “The Road” by Yam Laranas. Starring Carmina Villaroel, Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos and TJ Trinidad, “The Road” is about a 12 year-old cold case reopened when three teenagers went missing in an abandoned road. The movie is currently being shown in major cinemas in major cities across America and Canada. It continues to reap rave reviews even from Hollywood critics.
Todd Rigney of BeyondHollywood.com wrote, “The Road” is a fantastic horror film, a well-written, sharply directed ghost story that boldly assumes that its audience has a brain and knows how to use it. The film is dead serious in its presentation, which is precisely why it works so well. Yam Laranas knows how to get under the skin of even the most jaded of viewers, and he does so on a fairly consistent basis. The icing on the proverbial cake is the film’s cast, a savvy group of talented youngsters who effortlessly hit their marks, even during the picture’s more demanding scenarios. I honestly can’t recommend it enough, especially if you’re discerning fan who demands a bit of substance from the genre you love. If you have the chance to see “The Road”, do not let the opportunity pass you by.”
New York Times Critics Pick wrote, “The Road” takes several horror genres and melds them into a creepy, stylishly photographed story that will keep horror buffs revved up from start to finish.”
New York Post’s V.A Musetto said, [Laranas] delivers a maximum of suspense and horror, working wonders with a small budget.
“The film’s three-pronged narrative does a fair job of laying a spooky groundwork for the revelatory emotional sadism that lies behind most acts of evil; it just takes a bit of clunky exposition to get there. -Robert Abele Los Angeles Times
“A powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas.” - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
The third Filipino film distributed internationally by an American film studio after Genghis Khan (released by United Artists in 1953) and Small Voices (released by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2002), “The Road” was released in the Philippines by GMA Films on Nov. 30 and commercially released in the United States by Freestyle Releasing starting last May 11.
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