Will peo­ple go out to see ‘Won­der Woman 1984’?

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THE fol­low-up movie to Patty Jenk­ins’s Won­der Woman has made fans all over the coun­try ex­cited. Af­ter all, the first movie was a thrilling spec­ta­cle with a ca­reer­mak­ing per­for­mance by Gal Gadot in the ti­tle role. Not only did it cham­pion fe­male power but the ge­nius of Jenk­ins was that she turned out a movie that didn’t make male view­ers in­tim­i­dated by the fact it was a woman kick­ing butt on­screen.

Re­cently, SM Cin­e­mas started its first drive-in the­ater ex­pe­ri­ence in Pam­panga. I am as­sum­ing it was a suc­cess as they’re now bring­ing it to the Metro, turn­ing the SM Mall of Asia’s con­cert grounds into an im­pro­vised drive-in cin­ema, and it will be­gin hold­ing screen­ings as early as next week.

I still have no idea which movie will un­reel on its de­but week but I’m pretty sure Won­der Woman 1984 will be in the lineup when it is re­leased in Oc­to­ber. This is the movie that my friends and I are very ex­cited about, and we have al­ready made plans to catch this via this drive-thru ex­pe­ri­ence.

Ac­tu­ally, I don’t mind catch­ing a movie or two be­fore Won­der Woman 1984 via a drive-thru. While I know that the virus hasn’t been curbed and cases are spik­ing again, I want to sup­port this en­deavor of SM and moviemak­ers con­tin­u­ing to re­lease films this year. It gives me a sem­blance of nor­malcy and as much as pos­si­ble, I re­ally want to hold on to the things that can be saved be­fore we ac­tu­ally ar­rive at a new nor­mal. Call me fool­ish but if there are pre-covid things one can do, with all the safety mea­sures in place, I’d jump at the chance.

So far, the de­tails I’ve got­ten about the SM Cin­ema drive-thru ex­pe­ri­ence are that tick­ets cost P400 in­clu­sive of some snacks, two peo­ple per car to a max­i­mum of four peo­ple per ve­hi­cle can be ac­com­mo­dated, masks are a must even in­side the ve­hi­cle, and the au­dio will come from an FM sig­nal in the ve­hi­cle’s stereo sys­tem.

Sounds sweet to me. I can’t wait to try it soon. And so what does this say about the fu­ture of moviego­ing?

SM is do­ing their damn best to en­sure there is one.

YOUNG singers Dar­ren Es­panto and Jayda Avan­zado have part­nered for the first time for the warm and rosy love song “Sana Tayo Na,” pro­duced un­der Star Mu­sic. The two ini­tially teased the col­lab­o­ra­tion by sim­ply tweet­ing “Sana tayo na” and tag­ging each other’s ac­counts, which im­me­di­ately sent Twit­ter abuzz with as­sump­tions on what the post meant. “Sana Tayo Na” even landed on the plat­form’s Philip­pine trends list.

A feel-good love poem, “Sana Tayo Na” con­fesses two peo­ple’s hopes of be­ing to­gether in the fu­ture with as­sur­ance and sta­bil­ity. It’s a light­hearted take on ex­pect­ing the stars would align some­day to unite two peo­ple in love.

The track is a re­vival of Jayda’s fa­ther Ding­dong Avan­zado’s com­po­si­tion, which was orig­i­nally a part of his Com­ing of Age al­bum. The new ver­sion was pro­duced by Jayda and ABS-CBN Mu­sic creative di­rec­tor Jonathan Manalo. Jayda’s last col­lab­o­ra­tion was with The Voice Teens fi­nal­ist Jeremy G in 2019 for the heart­en­ing track “Per­fectly Im­per­fect” which she penned. Dar­ren, on the other hand, is fresh from per­form­ing his lat­est sin­gle “Sasagipin Kita” at the vir­tual cel­e­bra­tion of MYX Awards 2020.

Be­lieve that you’ll even­tu­ally be with the one you love by lis­ten­ing to Dar­ren and Jayda’s “Sana Tayo Na” on var­i­ous dig­i­tal stream­ing ser­vices.

For more de­tails, like Star Mu­sic on Face­book (www.face­book.com/star­mu­sicph), and fol­low it on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram (@Star­mu­sicph). n

Dar­ren es­panto and Jayda avan­zado

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