Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Movies: “An Inconvenient Sequel” Opens Exclusively At Trinoma, Glorietta 4 Aug 30


Paramount Pictures’ An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – the sequel to the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth – will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma & Glorietta 4) starting August 30, 2017.

Former US Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world – including the Haiyan-devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte in the Philippines -- training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

In 2006, when Vice President Al Gore became the focal point of An Inconvenient Truth, he was the quintessential man at a crossroads. Needing to move forward meaningfully, Gore exited the political stage and followed his gut and his heart into uncharted territory. He threw everything he had – all his energy, intellect, drive and voice -- into one almost overwhelmingly huge issue that had long lit a fire within him: confronting the increasingly alarming prospect of a global climate crisis that could literally threaten the end of human civilization.

Movies: Idris Elba Is The Last Gunslinger In “The Dark Tower”


Idris Elba (Thor, Beasts of No Nation) plays the towering character Roland Deschain, AKA the Gunslinger in the big screen adaptation of the epic Stephen King novels, The Dark Tower (in Philippine cinemas August 30).

In the film, the last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Roland Deschain is the last of the long Line of Eld – a legacy of Gunslingers who are peacekeepers and protectors of the Dark Tower, which protects the universe. After the slaughter of the rest of the gunslingers, Roland is now on a quest to save what is left of his world by reaching the mysterious Tower.

Movies: Anna Faris Plans Her Escape As Jailbreak In “The Emoji Movie”


A veteran of giving voice to animated characters – most recently in the box office hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and its sequel, Anna Faris now speaks for Jailbreak, a tough, blue-haired, code-breaking Emoji, in Sony Pictures Animation’s new comedy The Emoji Movie.

Cynical and super smart, there’s nothing Jailbreak can’t reprogram. She dreams of someday leaving the Phone and living in the Cloud, a legendary world where she can live her life by her own rules. When she meets Gene, the only Emoji that possesses every expression, Jailbreak recognizes she can use him to gain access to the Cloud, but her plans get derailed when she unexpectedly develops feelings for him….

“Jailbreak is tough and in-your-face, and she’s not going to be put in a box – or cube,” says diretor-writer Tony Leondis. “At first, we don’t know why exactly Jailbreak wants to get to the Cloud – and on the journey, we learn that she has a secret.”

Friday, August 18, 2017

Movies: “Edge Of Tomorrow” Director Reunites With Tom Cruise For “American Made”


Director Doug Liman reunites with his Edge of Tomorrow star, Tom Cruise, in Universal Pictures' American Made, based on the outrageous (and real) exploits of a hustler and pilot unexpectedly recruited by the CIA to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. History.

(Watch the new trailer of American Made at https://youtu.be/I2vbMdSSLtA.)

Liman, who refers to the film as “a fun lie based on a true story,” offers that he has long appreciated stories of improbable heroes working against the system. “Barry Seal, our lead character, took America for an unbelievable ride,” reveals the filmmaker. “Interpreting his story has the makings for an entertaining film that is equal parts satire, suspense and comedy—and always surprising.”

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Movies: 4-Minute Footage From “It” To Play In Front Of “Annabelle: Creation”



Manila, August 17, 2017 – Warner Bros. Philippines has just confirmed that an exclusive four-minute footage from the upcoming horror thriller IT has been attached to play before Annabelle: Creation when the latter opens in cinemas across the country on Wednesday, August 23.

The fresh footage will only be seen in theaters and won't be officially released online.

Audiences of Annabelle: Creation are likewise advised to stay in their seats after the end-credits.

Movies: James Corden Lends Voice To Hi-5 In “The Emoji Movie”


British comedian James Corden (Into the Woods) lends his voice to Hi-5, an open-face palm Emoji ready to give you a Hi-5 at any time, in Sony Pictures Animation’s new comedy The Emoji Movie.

His favorite catchphrase? “Hi-Five!”

In the film, Hi-5’s a big ham, brimming over with exuberant confidence. He used to be a Favorite, a highly respected celebrity. But recently Hi-5 has been usurped by a new Favorite… Fist Bump Emoji. Hi-5 can’t stand the rejection and just wants to be popular again. But his adventure with Gene – an Emoji which has EVERY expression instead of just one -- makes Hi-5 realize that it’s more important to have one true friend than it is to be popular.

Movies: Filmmakers Discuss What Makes “Patay Na Si Hesus” So Alive


No one gets crucified in the new satirical comedy “Patay na si Hesus.” Well, no one or nothing except Pinoy cinema's tired cliches, our outdated biases, predictable expectations and actors' over-the-top performances.

The latter gets skewered by the cast's purposely deadpan dialogue delivery – led by the effortless Jaclyn Jose – rendering punchlines funnier, the stabs more razor-sharp.  Did we mention that most of the lines are in Cebuano? How more eccentric can this film get?

“Patay na si Hesus,” which opens in Philippine cinemas August 16 as part of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, is a quirky look at a family's roadtrip from Cebu to Dumaguete, en route to the wake of its estranged father, the titular Hesus.