Friday, June 22, 2018

Treat Your Kids To Jack-Jack’s Cookie Num-Num From “Incredibles 2”


In Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” when Jack-Jack gets riled up and transports himself to another dimension, nothing tempts him back home quite like these classic chocolate chip cookies. Try making these yourself and see how quickly your little ones appear.

See the recipe below and watch "Incredibles 2” now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.  Join the conversation online by using the hashtags  #Incredibles2 and  #IAmIncrediblePH


About “Incredibles 2”

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Written and directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 14, 2018.

It’s All About Timing and Persistence

Pixar Animation Studios’ Bryn Imagire inspires young Filipino creatives

Bryn at Workshop
MANILA, June 21, 2018 -- To celebrate the release of Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” in the Philippines, Pixar Animation Studios Shading Art Director Bryn Imagire visited Manila and led an animation workshop.

Besides talking about the evolution of the animation process from 2004’s “The Incredibles” to this year’s “Incredibles 2,” Imagire, who has been with Pixar Animation Studios since 1996, also showed the students the process of creating images for the film, including how base costume designs for major characters are tweaked to create costumes for extras or background characters. Imagire serves as both shading art director and costume designer for “Incredibles 2.” “Usually, it takes about three hours to render one scene,” she said.

Directed by Brad Bird and featuring the voices of Craig T. Nelson (Mr. Incredible), Holly Hunter (Elastigirl), Samuel L. Jackson (Frozone), and Bird (Edna Mode), the sequel picks up right after the events of the first Incredibles movie. “Our movies are all about storytelling, all the decisions we have to make are about telling an incredible story,” said Imagire.

Students from different universities and young professional creatives attended the workshop, with some lucky few, even able to ask Imagire questions.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

NETFLIX BRINGS ‘MR. SUNSHINE’ TO THE WORLD

The series hails from the writer and director of the global Korean hit series ‘Descendants Of the Sun’ 

Photo courtesy of Netflix 
June 21 2018, Seoul, Korea – Netflix, Inc., the world's leading entertainment service, announced it has licensed the new Korean original drama Mr. Sunshine, a 24-episode series from the creators of the global hit series Descendants of the Sun, to premiere on Netflix around the world. Mr. Sunshine, written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok, will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7, with episodes streaming on the same day of its Korean broadcast in the U.S. and most Asian territories. The series will then premiere in Japan on July 8, and the rest of the world on July 19.

Netflix releases new images for ‘Us & Them’

Zhou Dongyu in Us & Them. Photo courtesy of Netflix
Netflix has released new images for Us & Them, the Chinese box office-chart topper launching exclusively tomorrow, June 22, on Netflix.

Jing Boran in Us & Them. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Photo courtesy of Netflix
Zhou Dongyu in Us & Them. Photo courtesy of Netflix
Us & Them is the directorial debut of Taiwanese actress René Liu. The romantic film features male lead actor Jing Boran and rising female star Zhou Dongyu. It tells of two strangers who first meet on a train heading home for the new year. Ten years later, they are reunited on a plane flight home. 

Jing Boran and Tian Zhuangzhuang in Us & Them. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Tian Zhuangzhuang in Us & Them. Photo courtesy of Netflix
Outside of China, Us & Them is available only on Netflix. "At Netflix we believe great stories transcend borders.  We are always in search for great content that touches the audience’s hearts and we are thrilled to bring a beautiful film like Us & Them to the service.” said Rob Roy, Vice President, Content (Asia) at Netflix.

Jing Boran and Tian Zhuangzhuang in Us & Them. Photo courtesy of Netflix
René Liu on the set of Us & Them. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Us & Them launches June 22 exclusively on Netflix. 

About René Liu

René Liu is a singer-songwriter, actress, and writer. She has had a remarkable acting career, having won numerous awards throughout Asia, including Best Actress twice at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival. ‘Us & Them’ marks her directorial debut. 


About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 125 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Movies: Family And Far-Out Fun In Marvel Studios' “Ant-Man And The Wasp”


From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes the next film to feature the adventures of Ant-Man, “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” which debuts his long-awaited ally, The Wasp.

While audiences were primed for the next film in the “Ant-Man” franchise, everyone was thrown a gigantic curveball by Ant-Man’s appearance in “Captain America: Civil War.” Ant-Man joining the fray with Cap and the Avengers firmly planted him within the Super Hero family, albeit a fractured, dysfunctional one. But, more importantly for Marvel aficionados, it also provided the setting for the splashy debut of Giant-Man, the oversized incarnation of our Super Hero.

“What’s exciting about ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp,’” says producer Kevin Feige, “is it’s really a sequel to two movies. It’s a follow-up to ‘Ant-Man,’ while also showing the aftermath of ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ For me, there’s a tremendous amount of excitement when you’re able to tell stories like this and combine characters from their origin movies and then layer in their appearances from other movies. Because of this strategy, Ant-Man post-‘Civil War’ has now been exposed to a much bigger audience.”

“Incredibles 2” Triumphantly Returns With P133.1-M In 5 Days, Biggest Opening Weekend Ever for a Disney-Pixar Title


MANILA, June 19, 2018 --  The Supers returned and heroically took over the Philippine box-office! Disney-Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” debuted at No.1 this week, bowing with a P133.1-M five-day opening weekend (June 14 - 18), shattering the record for Biggest Disney-Pixar Opening Weekend of All-Time in the country.

The animated superhero film bested the record established in 2016 by “Finding Dory” at P101.7-M.

“Incredible 2’s” Friday, June 15 gross of  P32.7-M meanwhile clobbered the record previously held by 2015’s “Minions” (P32-M) for the Biggest Friday Ever for an Animation Film in the Philippines.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Movies: Jeremy Renner Becomes An Easy Target In Lifelong Game Of “Tag”


Two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“Arrival,” “Avengers” films) stars in New Line Cinema’s comedy “Tag” as Jerry, the undefeated player in a game of tag that friends have been playing since they were little kids.

“I thought it was awesome that there are guys who really do this in real life,” says Renner.  “The script was hysterical, but it also attracted me because it was about friendship lasting in perpetuity. I’ve moved around a lot, so I think having continuity from your past is really important.  I’m a big believer in holding on to things that matter; if you value something, it sometimes takes great effort to keep it.”

In New Line Cinema’s “Tag,” five guys—despite age, geography, and adult circumstances like jobs, illness, marriage and children—manage to keep playing.  For the entire month of May every year, no matter what is on their plate, they revert to the antics that consumed them in grade school, when they first started chasing each other on the playground. Against all odds, they keep in touch. Letting themselves have fun and be childlike together, even if only once a year, actually makes them better friends and more responsible adults.