Saturday, September 23, 2017

Movies: Med Students Dare Explore What Lies Beyond In “Flatliners”

In Columbia Pictures' new suspense thriller Flatliners, five medical students, obsessed by the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.

But as their experiments become increasingly perilous, they are each haunted by the sins of their pasts, brought on by the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

“Flatliners is a journey into the unknown – the last unknown, you could say,” says director Niels Arden Oplev, best known for his work as the director of the Swedish film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the pilot of the acclaimed series Mr. Robot. “It’s an outrageous subject, to travel beyond death and have your friends try to bring you back, to explore what’s on the other side.”

Movies: Animal Mayhem Erupts In The “Peter Rabbit” First Official Trailer

Columbia Pictures has launched the first official trailer of Peter Rabbit, the new live-action/CG motion picture based on the internationally beloved series of books written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter.

Check out the trailer at and watch Peter Rabbit in Philippine cinemas in April 2018.

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

The film is directed by Will Gluck from a screenplay by Rob Lieber.

Peter Rabbit is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Movies: Dave Bautista's Gentle Giant Quality Clinches “Blade Runner 2049” Role

Filipino-American actor Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy series, Spectre) stars opposite Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as a protein farmer named Sapper Morton in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

(Watch the featurette Blade Runner 2048: Nowhere to Run at that revolves around Sapper Morton, exploring his backstory before the events of Blade Runner 2049.)

The highly awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's 1980s original classic, Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Academy Award-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Arrival).

Movies: History's Most Unlikely Friendship Blossoms In “Victoria & Abdul”

Academy Award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunites with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen), and returns to the role of Queen Victoria, in Universal Pictures' heartwarming drama, Victoria & Abdul.

(Check out the new trailer of Victoria & Abdul at and watch the film exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting October 4th.)

The screenplay is by Academy Award nominee Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), based on journalist Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant, which brought to light the long-hidden history of Victoria and Abdul from their own diaries and journals.

Movies: Pinoy Artist's Tribute Poster for “mother!” Officially Selected by Paramount

In conjunction with the release of its psychological thriller m o t h e r !, Paramount Pictures worked with Talenthouse, a leading open-source creative platform whose artists from around the world were invited to translate Darren Aronofsky's new film.

Each artist was given the audio from the first trailer as inspiration and the results are astounding. One of the 12 artists is Philippines' own Edz Gatula whose tribute poster for m o t h e r ! appears below.

Edz Gatdula is a talented artist who joined Talenthouse only a couple months ago and caught the Talenthouse and Paramount teams’ attention right away with beautiful, dynamic pieces. Edz’ work has gained instant popularity by other artists on Talenthouse, gathering lots of loves and comments commending his creations. Edz has been very grateful, humble and respectful amid all the attention.

Gatdula explains his process in creating his own m o t h e r ! poster: “As I saw the promotional poster of the movie, the first thing that came up in my mind is to use the ESSENCE of a classical art nouveau for my poster, but in a simpler form by having a limited color palette and flat shades, which I normally do in most of my artwork.”

Now playing in Philippine cinemas, the film revolves around Mother (Jennifer Lawrence) and Him (Javier Bardem) who live in a seemingly idyllic existence in a secluded paradise. But the couple’s relationship is tested when man (Ed Harris) and woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrive at their home uninvited. Answering that knock disrupts their tranquil existence and as more and more guests arrive, mother is forced to revisit everything she knows about love, devotion and sacrifice.

mother! is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Franco Endears As Lloyd, The Green Ninja In “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie”

Dave Franco (Now You See Me, 21 Jump Street) stars as the voice of Lloyd aka The Green Ninja in Warner Bros. Pictures' all-new, big-screen event, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, in Philippine cinemas September 27.

The leader of the Secret Ninja Force, Lloyd is also the group’s inventor and Master Builder. The legendary Green Ninja is a hero to all, but, when he takes off his mask, people only see him as the son of Ninjago’s most notorious villain, Lord Garmadon. Lloyd yearns for a real relationship with his dad but that means understanding Garmadon for who he really is.

At the heart of this ferocious battle over NINJAGO City, with mechs clashing, bricks flying, citizens running for cover and smoke filling the sky, there is a father and son who just can’t communicate.

Movies: “Tomb Raider” Unleashes Fist Official Trailer, Poster

Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed the official teaser trailer and poster for the new action-adventure, Tomb Raider, the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero.

Check out the one-sheet and trailer in the links below. Tomb Raider opens in Philippine cinemas March 15, 2018.

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