Friday, October 20, 2017

Movies: Official Name For The Untitled Han Solo Film Revealed


Director Ron Howard Wraps Shooting, Announces the Movie's Much-Anticipated Title

It’s time to set your hyperspace coordinates.

In a surprise announcement today, director Ron Howard revealed the official name of the untitled Han Solo film – Solo: A Star Wars Story. The announcement came in a post in which the acclaimed filmmaker (with a little help from an anonymous Wookiee) thanked his cast and crew as principal photography wrapped.

Check out his special message at http://youtu.be/a8fGlA39N7o.

Howard has documented his experience making Solo: A Star Wars Story on Twitter and Instagram throughout production — with everything from photos with cast members to teases of vehicle controls to shots of his morning coffee. StarWars.com has compiled all of his updates in one post, which you can view at this link: http://www.starwars.com/news/here-are-all-of-ron-howards-twitter-and-instagram-updates-on-the-untitled-han-solo-film

Solo: A Star Wars Story, set prior to the events of the original Star Wars trilogy, is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

Punch it.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).

Movie News: “The Star” Soundtrack Album Releases First Track “Life Is Good”




In anticipation of the worldwide release of Sony Pictures Animation’s animated motion picture The Star, in Philippine cinemas December 6, Epic Records and Sony Pictures Animation will release The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in stores and online October 27.

The soundtrack assembles new music from a bevy of powerhouse superstars befitting of the cast’s blockbuster pedigree. Leading the tracklisting, Mariah Carey performs the film’s theme song “The Star.”

The first track for instant grat is “Life is Good” by A Great Big World. Watch the song's lyric video here at http://youtu.be/hH9LbKQCbRw.

Following that, Fifth Harmony will release “Can You See”.

In addition, Kirk Franklin, Kelsea Ballerini, Zara Larsson, and more serve up new tracks recorded specifically for The Star. Each artist got into the spirit with show-stopping and standout performances.

Spring Aspers, Head of Music for Sony Pictures, commented, “The filmmakers of The Star have delivered a funny but faithful turn on the nativity story, and Mariah Carey’s soulful performance of the film’s theme song adds a layer of depth and emotion that will have audiences feeling the spirit. This compilation is full of Christmas classics old and new that not only perfectly fit the film, but make the perfect soundtrack for the season.”

Check out the full tracklisting below.

1.Mariah Carey – “The Star”
2.Kelsea Ballerini – “Children Go Where I Send You”
3.Kirk Franklin – “We Three Kings”
4.Fifth Harmony – “Can You See”
5.A Great Big World – “Life Is Good”
6.Zara Larsson – “Mary, Did You Know”
7.Yolanda Adams – “O Holy Night”
8.Saving Forever – “What Christmas Means to Me”
9.Jessie James Decker – “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)”
10.Casting Crowns – “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”
11.Jake Owen – “What Child Is This?”
12.Pentatonix – “Carol of the Bells”*

*digital-only bonus track


In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

The film stars the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, and Tracy Morgan and Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Directed by Timothy Reckart, the screenplay is by Carlos Kotkin, with a story by Simon Moore and Carlos Kotkin. The film is executive produced by DeVon Franklin, Brian Henson, and Lisa Henson, and produced by Jennifer Magee-Cook.

The Star is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movies: Meet The Iconic DC All-Stars In “Justice League”


After fighting side-by-side across decades of comics, the iconic DC all-stars are going all in to save the world in their first-ever big-screen team-up, Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League, hitting Philippine cinemas November 16.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, with executive producers Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Movies: Marvel Unveils New “Black Panther” Trailer


Long live the King! Marvel Studios has just debuted the new trailer for the action-adventure Black Panther from director Ryan Coogler (Creed).

Check out the new trailer now at http://youtu.be/xjDjIWPwcPU and watch Black Panther in Philippine cinemas in February 2018.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.


Marvel's Black Panther will be distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Marvel, namely, (FB) MarvelPhilippines, (Twitter) @marvelstudiosph and (Instagram) @marvelphilippines.

Movies: “Happy Death Day” Opens At No.1 In US, Scares Up $26.5-M


It's celebration time for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse's Happy Death Day as the new suspense-thriller opened at No.1 in North America this weekend October 6-8, with $26.5 million from 3,149 locations.

(Check out the film's new spots at http://youtu.be/1vlpzmQTihk and http://youtu.be/2MqmAEG2c6Q and watch Happy Death Day in Philippine cinemas October 18.)

A horror spin on Groundhog Day, Happy Death Day centers on Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) as a woman who wakes up to the same day — her birthday — every day, and is murdered every time. Christopher B. Landon directed the film based on a script by Scott Lobdell.


The film, which earned a B CinemaScore, particularly appealed to female and younger moviegoers — the audience was split 54% female, as opposed to 46% male, and 63% was under age 25. The release date was pegged to Friday the 13th and the weeks leading up to Halloween.

“We’re obviously thrilled with the release,” said Universal’s executive VP of domestic distribution Jim Orr. “It’s an original, scary, and exciting twist on the genre,” he added, pointing to the studio’s successful partnership with Blumhouse. “They bring a lot more to the table than the standard genre fare.”

Earlier this year in January, Blumhouse’s Split opened to a monster $40 million in January, and went on to earn $278.3 million worldwide. Then, the next month, Get Out was a smash hit as well with a $33.4 million opening and $253.1 million in global grosses by the end of its run. The production house is also responsible for the hugely profitable Purge and Paranormal Activity franchises.


Happy Death Day is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Reality Of One Man's Sexuality Explored In Adolf Alix's (Jr.) Acclaimed “4 Days”

Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas –  Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma

Adolf Alix Jr.’s LGBT themed film “4 Days” starring indie actor Mikoy Morales and Sebastian Castro that made its debut at the 2016 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will now screen at exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma starting October 18.  

“4 Days” takes on the struggles of a gay relationship in times of confusion, curiosity and whether to stay inside or come out of the closet.  The movie is not the highly typical gay love story where boy meets boy and falls in love, it goes through the downfall of questioning the reality of one man’s own sexuality,  whether or not to choose a woman because of societal culture or to accept the fact that it is okay to love a man even if you’re a man yourself.

A showcase of the brilliance and bold directing style of Adolfo Alix Jr. who started his career in TV but is now making his name in the world of films,  “4 Days”  is an affecting and delicate take on wrestling with one’s own demons and finding one’s true self and love.

Alongside “4 Days” is the short film “Kinabukasan”, also directed by Adolf Alix Jr. that will play before the full feature film that includes Superstar Nora Aunor with Alden Richards.  Also an acclaimed work of the director, the short film tells the story of a lover and a son who meet a day after losing the person they loved the most.


Check and log on at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com for schedule and advanced ticket purchase of “4 Days.”
 

Movies: Engaging True Story Of Firefighters In “Only The Brave”


A chronicle of amazing courage on display is about to be seen in “Only the Brave” from director Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”) starring American Award-winning actor Josh Brolin (“Milk”), Miles Teller (“Fantastic Four”) Jeff Bridges (“Iron Man”) and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”), based on true events from sixth deadliest forest fire in the united states, the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013.

“Only the Brave” tells the heroic story of the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters, a unit of local firefighters who are dubbed as the “SEAL team six of firefighters”, through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country they become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the United States.

As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Movies: “Justice League” Unleashes Arthur Curry AKA Aquaman Video


MANILA, October 13, 2017 – Half man, half Atlantean. Find out more about the rightful King of Atlantis in the new Justice League featurette titled “Arthur Curry aka Aquaman” which has just been launched by Warner Bros.

Check out the featurette below and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas Nov. 16.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warnerbrosphils/videos/vl.1065908513516568/1837689506260582/?type=1
YouTube: https://youtu.be/R88luwXRGyo

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League features Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).


Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Movies: 20TH Century Fox Unleashes “The New Mutants” First Trailer


20th Century Fox finally released the first trailer of “The New Mutants” directed by Josh Boone that will open in Philippine cinemas on April 11, 2018.

The story of the “The New Mutants” revolves around a team of mutant heroes comprised of the first graduates from Charles Xavier’s school.  The exciting new movie stars  Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/ Cannonball, Alice Braga as Dr. Cecilia Reyes, Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa / Sunspot, and Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage.

In recent news, Stacey Snider, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox shared, “New Mutants” is about these teenagers who are just coming into their powers. It’s like watching mutants go through adolescence and they have no impulse control, so they’re dangerous. The only solution is to put them in a “Breakfast Club” detention/“Cuckoo’s Nest” institutional setting. It protects the people on the outside, but it’s strange and combustible inside. The genre is like a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers. We haven’t seen it as a superhero movie whose genre is more like “The Shining” than “we’re teenagers let’s save the world.”

Additonally, Anya Taylor-Joy reassured fans in recent interviews, “I think the nicest thing about it is that Josh Boone, our director -- he's just such a fan of the comics, and he really loves them so much that he's really interested in just making sure that we do the comics justice for the people that love the characters. You know, we all feel so lucky to be such incredibly loved characters. So, while it's definitely a departure from the X-Men movies, the fans won't be disappointed. We definitely kept all the important bits in there.”

"The New Mutants"  Trailer link – 20th Century Fox (PH) Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/20thcenturyfoxphilippines/videos/10159470726305582/  and 20th Century Fox (PH) Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYsYZGqLsF8

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Movies: Abbie Cornish, A Force Of Nature In “Geostorm”


Australian actress Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch, RoboCop) plays secret service agent in a forbidden relationship with a White House staffer (Jim Sturgess) in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic thriller Geostorm (now playing in Philippine cinemas).

In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.

Cornish says, “Sarah is such a fun character because she’s strong, athletic, intelligent and also feminine. She’s a tough woman who protects the president, but also has a fun, sensitive and delicate side to her, which we see in her relationship with Max (Sturgess). And that relationship in their work environment within the White House brings complications of its own. This role was a sweet one to step into, with a great energy to it.”


Movies: College Girl Makes Every Death Count In “Happy Death Day”


She made waves despite a brief but memorable supporting role opposite Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in the Oscar-winning La La Land. Now, star-on-the-rise Jessica Rothe lands the lead role in Universal Pictures' new suspense-thriller Happy Death Day (in Philippine cinemas Oct. 18).

In the film, Rothe plays a college student named Tree Gelbman who relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

When Tree is woken up by her cell phone ringing at the beginning of the story, the audience quickly discovers that it is her birthday. She is not thrilled about it being her special day, and is dodging her father’s phone calls…for reasons that will soon allow for character sympathy. It quickly becomes clear that she is not a nice person—and one that has many enemies that might be interested in her vanishing.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Movies: Instituto Cervantes’ PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Greenbelt 3 Now Playing until October 15


Currently on screen until October 15, PELÍCULA-PELIKULA, the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas, Makati. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Ayala Cinemas, the 16th edition of the Spanish Film Festival will screen more than 20 films.

Since its conception in 2002 by Instituto Cervantes, the Festival has traditionally been graced by the presence of Spanish and Latin American filmmakers. In this edition, film director Salvador Calvo will fly to Manila to open the Festival with his movie 1898, Los últimos de Filipinas. Produced in 2016, the film retells the story of the Baler siege, where in 1898 a group of Spanish soldiers resisted for 337 days without knowing that the war was over. Director Salvador Calvo will have a Q&A with the audience on October 6, at 9:30pm.

The line-up of films shows a list of genres ranging from romance and comedy (La noche en que mi madre mató a mi madre, El ciudadano ilustre) to documentaries (Frágil equilibrio), thrillers (Al final del túnel, El hombre de las mil caras), animation movies (Psiconautas), and dramas (Que Dios nos perdone, Tarde para la ira).

Aside from its line-up of movies in different genres, the film festival also gives tribute to Latin- American cinema with movies from Argentina, México and Venezuela.

In December, thanks to the collaboration of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), a selection of the films shown in the Festival will travel to other cities in the Philippines, and will have a second leg in Baguio, Ilo-ilo, and Davao. 

Audience Choice Award
Also, one should not miss the “Audience Choice” Award that happens in every edition of PELÍCULA. During the Festival, the audience will be given stubs with which they can rate the movies they have seen. For every five movies, members of the audience qualify to join the raffle where they get a chance to win a round-trip ticket to Spain.

Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain–AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and Ayala Cinemas, PELÍCULA is made possible by Rustan’s, Fundador, Turkish Airlines, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, and TurEspaña, in collaboration with Ayala Museum, Diamond Hotel, the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Cut Print Productions, the Embassy of Argentina, the Embassy of Mexico and the Embassy of Venezuela.     

For the schedule, line-up of films and further information on the Festival, please log on to Instituto Cervantes website (www.manila.cervantes.es) or visit the Facebook page of Instituto Cervantes: www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila and at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com

Movies: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Reveals New Trailer, Poster


Lucasfilm has just unveiled the new trailer and poster art for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, writer/director Rian Johnson‘s highly anticipated follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Check out the one-sheet below, the trailer at http://youtu.be/Q0CbN8sfihY and watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Philippine cinemas December 15.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Will Arnett, Kristen Bell Join Voice Cast Of Warener's New Animated Feature “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies”


Stellar series stars Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong and Hynden Walch are joined by Arnett and Bell to bring “Teen Titans GO!” to the big screen

BURBANK, CA, October 9, 2017 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) will lend their voices to the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment’s animated TV series “Teen Titans GO!”—the aptly titled “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.”

The animated feature will also star Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire. In the film, they reprise their roles from the Cartoon Network series, which follows the crimefighting adventures and antics of the young Super Hero roommates.

The film will be directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC. Michail, Will Arnett and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic and Horvath serving as executive producers. Apart from Arnett, all are “Teen Titans GO!” series contributors.

No stranger to voice acting or superheroes, Arnett played the title role in this year’s hit animated Super Hero feature “The LEGO Batman Movie,” after creating the character in the wildly popular “The LEGO Movie.” He also voices the lead in the fan favorite Netflix series “BoJack Horseman.”

Bell starred as the voice of Anna in one of the most successful animated films of all time, “Frozen,” and has since lent her voice to the hit “Zootopia.” She can also be heard alongside Arnett in an episode of “BoJack Horseman.”

Set to release beginning July 27, 2018, “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Movies: Kneel For Your Queen: Cate Blanchett Is Hela In “Thor: Ragnarok”


Thor has to deal with perhaps his most powerful enemy yet in Marvel Studios' Thor: Ragnarok, in the form of none other than Hela, the first female villain in a Marvel film.

The pivotal role is played by Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett (Cinderella, Blue Jasmine). Thor: Ragnarok opens in Philippine cinemas on October 25.

Check out a new behind-the-scenes featurette focused on the powerful villain at http://youtu.be/JAH5kFterr8 and learn why she’s such a threat to the God of Thunder.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Movies: “Only the Brave” Based on True Story of the Most Courageous Team of Firefighters in US

Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges in ONLY THE BRAVE

Firefighters are one of the bravest people on earth, they go through intensive training and take extreme risks just to save the people in danger around us. But when a wildfire that goes downhill very fast, a team of highly trained firemen gets tested in the fire of their lives.

Starring American Award-winning actor Josh Brolin (“Milk”), Miles Teller (“Fantastic Four”) Jeff Bridges (“Iron Man”) and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly (“A Beautiful Mind”) comes a film that tells the story of the bravest people from the sixth deadliest fire in American history.

“Only the Brave” tells the heroic story of the Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters, a unit of local firefighters who are dubbed as the “SEAL team six of firefighters”, through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country they become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the United States.

Movies: Adolfo Alix Jr. LGBT Hit Film “4 Days” - Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas Starting October 18


Love holds no bounds they say, and for people who are part of the LGBT community, your first love is what sometimes define you and what you want in a partner. When things don’t work out, that love is what teaches you lessons in love and life.

Most of us want a love that lasts, a love that will be nourished and cherished, and is what’s in store in Adolfo Alix Jr’s “4 Days” starring Mikoy Morales and Sebastian Castro.

Set inside the spacious and beautiful grounds of the University of the Philippines Diliman, it tells the story of Mark (Mikoy Morales) who goes about in his first day of college inside UP, where he meets his roommate Derek (Sebastian Castro) and as the two go through four years of college together, with every valentine’s day they try to get through their feelings for each other while staying inside the closet.

Movies: “My Little Pony: The Movie” Sends Feels of Nostalgia to the Public


Kids from the 80’s up to the current generation will never say no to the cuteness of ponies, what started as a TV show based from the Hasbro toy line is now a magical movie adventure.

As several incarnations of the My Little Pony universe galloped up to the 2010 premiere of the immensely successful My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic TV series created by Lauren Faust, the Ponies gathered whole new generations of young fans that led to the newest part of the kingdom, My Little Pony: The Movie.

Voiced by an all-star cast led by British actress Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train”, Kristin Chenoweth (“Glee”, “Wicked”), Liev Schreiber (“X-Men: Origins”), Michael Peña (“Chips”, “Ant-Man”), Sia, Taye Diggs (“Rent”), Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the new black”) and Zoe Saldana (“Columbiana”).

Movies: “Geostorm” Star Gerard Butler Greets, Invites Pinoy Fans


MANILA, October 9, 2017 – Gerard Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen) took time to greet his Filipino fans in a special clip released by Warner Bros. Pictures, which also serves as his informal invitation for local audiences to go and see his new epic thriller Geostorm.

Check out greeting video below and watch Geostorm in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ warnerbrosphils/videos/vl. 782225131925923/ 1827565130606353/?type=1
YouTube: https://youtu.be/EpUGEqT07fk

Movies: Horror Studio Blumhouse Celebrates “Happy Death Day”


After collaborating on the Paranormal Activity series, director Christopher Landon again teams up with Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions for Universal Pictures' new suspense-thriller Happy Death Day.

(Check out the film's new spot at URL and watch Happy Death Day in Philippine cinemas October 18.)

Known for partnering with imaginative filmmakers, Blum has shepherded two of the biggest success stories of 2017. His latest projects include the blockbuster Split, from writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan, which hit No. 1 for three weeks on the box-office charts; and the Cinderella story of the year: Get Out, from writer/director/ producer Jordan Peele, which debuted at No. 1 at the box office and grossed more than $250 million worldwide.

Movies: New “Justice League” Trailer Brims With Hope, Epic Action


MANILA, October 8, 2017 – As announced last week, Warner Bros. has just released a new Justice League trailer online today, offering a hopeful, heroes-filled and action-paced look at the highly anticipated movie event.

Check out the trailer below and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas Nov. 16.

YouTube : https://youtu.be/Ez_j4wD09oU
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/warnerbrosphils/videos/vl.1065908513516568/1831989280163938/?type=1

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League features Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).


Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Movies: Director Talks Taking On The Challenge Of “Thor: Ragnarok”


Philippines is three weeks out from the October 25 premiere of Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnaok and director Taika Waititi is excited to unveil his vision.

Fans have been waiting for Ragnarok and Waititi is ready to show it to them, “A lot of people are excited by the idea of what Ragnarok means. But to me it means the stripping down of the establishment of what’s already there, and then building it up in a new way.”

“I said this before, if the movie’s called Thor, then Thor should be the best character,” said Waititi. Expanding his thoughts on the God of Thunder, “My main focus was making him cool, and funny when he needs to be, heroic when he needs to be.”

Movies: “Daddy's Home 2” Levels Up The Gags In New Trailer


More shenanigans abound in the new trailer of Paramount Pictures' Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell comedy Daddy’s Home 2 (in Philippine cinemas November 29.)

Watch the trailer at the links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/videos/1721075244633535/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/8mkQOfjQffM

The film also stars Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, and Alessandra Ambrosio.

In the sequel to the 2015 global smash Daddy's Home, father and stepfather, Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.


Daddy's Home 2 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: “Spirit Of The Glass: The Haunted” In Cinemas Nationwide November 1


Written by Jose Javier Reyes, “Spirit of the Glass: The Haunted” sees three friends who gained popularity through social media: Bea, Lisette and Chelsea were called the Instaglams since their popularity was rooted on social media.

Bea is a lifestyle editor of a popular magazine as well as a stylist, Lisette is an up and coming young actress while Chelsea is a popular model for mainstream and viral advertising. The three girls gained that much desired reputation of being the Girls of the Moment, basking on their youth and popularity. Each had their own partners --- Bea with Enzo, an athlete businessman whose best buddy is Jag, another scion of a rich family and Andre, Chelsea’s rich beau.

Young, beautiful and unsuccessful, all are completely unaware that they would be ensnared in the complicated world of the supernatural because of an article inherited by Bea from her grandaunt --- an Ouija board.

Movies: "Justice League” Action Series Posters Revealed, New Trailer This Sunday


The DC superheroes are “all-in” as Warner Bros. Pictures has just revealed the action-series character posters for Justice League. A new trailer is also scheduled to drop this Sunday, Oct 8.

Check out the posters below and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas starting Nov. 16, 2017.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League features Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).


Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Movies: Jim Sturgess Finds Himself In The Eye Of The “Geostorm”


British actor Jim Sturgess (21, One Day) in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic thriller Geostorm (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12).

In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites -- dubbed Dutch Boy -- to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.

Jim Sturgess plays Max Lawson, the White House staffer who is saddled with wrangling his headstrong elder brother – the excommunicated engineer Jake Lawson (Gerard Butler), creator of Dutch Boy. In an ironic twist for Jake, Max is also his boss.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Movies: For Tom Hiddleston, “Thor: Ragnarok” Tests Loki's Boundaries


It’s been four years since audiences have seen Tom Hiddleston don Loki’s golden horns on the big screen, and now the God of Mischief is back in Philippine cinemas this October 25 for Thor: Ragnarok.

On the set of Thor: Ragnarok, Hiddleston talked about the adopted son of Odin, and the many complex relationships that happen to revolve around the trickster’s mercurial spirit.

“The opposite of love is not hate but indifference,” Hiddleston discussed how Thor being indifferent to Loki is troubling for the character from a familial point of view. “That’s a defining feature of his character. I don’t belong in the family; I hate my brother. And the idea his brother’s like, yeah, whatever, it’s an interesting development.”

Movies: It's Last Call Pitches In “Pitch Perfect 3” Teaser Poster


Universal Pictures has launched the teaser poster for its musical comedy Pitch Perfect 3, (in Philippine cinemas this coming 2018).

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Pitch Perfect 3 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks.

Pitch Perfect 3 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Indian Heartthrob Ali Fazal Captivates The Queen In “Victoria & Abdul”


After making his Hollywood debut in James Wan’s Fast & Furious 7, Indian actor Ali Fazal is on the cusp of attaining international leading man status as he stars opposite Judi Dench Universal Pictures' heartwarming drama, Victoria & Abdul.

To be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting October 4, Victoria & Abdul tells the extraordinary true story of the amazing and unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Dench) and a young clerk, Abdul Karim (Fazal), who becomes her teacher, her spiritual advisor, and her devoted friend.

(Watch the Victoria & Abdul: Story Featurette at http://youtu.be/nueUdBn0WyQ.)

Movies: Harrison Ford Revisits Rick Deckard Role In “Blade Runner 2049”


Harrison Ford, who turned Blade Runner’s Rick Deckard into one of his most indelible onscreen portraits now reprises the role in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049.

(Watch the film's spot titled Stunning Review at http://youtu.be/081x20mMYFY.)

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

Movies: Gerard Butler Takes Charge Averting “Geostorm” Threat


Scottish actor Gerard Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen) stars as Jake Lawson, a scientist who is tasked with solving a weather satellite program’s malfunction, in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic thriller Geostorm (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12).

In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites -- dubbed Dutch Boy -- to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.

Butler plays excommunicated engineer Jake Lawson, creator of Dutch Boy who found it difficult to play the political games required to stay on once the system was fully operational. “What attracted me to this story was that it had a powerful mixture of everything,” he recalls. “I loved the central elements of it as a big action film and a suspenseful thriller with a lot of humor, but also that it looked at the strained relationship between my character and his brother. It felt like it had something for everyone and that audiences could have a lot of fun with it.”

Movies: Wake, Die, Repeat: It's Your “Happy Death Day”


Bending the passage of time has long fascinated storytellers, and the construct of a time loop proves exceptionally compelling in filmmaking. A plot device in which hours or days are repeated and re-experienced by the characters, this loop offers the protagonist some hope of breaking out of the cycle of repetition.

Multiple films across various genres have elegantly pulled it off—from Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow to Richard Curtis’ About Time. Now, time-bending gets tackled anew with surprising results in Universal Pictures' suspense-thriller Happy Death Day.

(Check out the film's new spot at http://youtu.be/_5Zzh6G-V-o and watch Happy Death Day in Philippine cinemas October 18.)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Movies: A Leader’s Defining Moment Shines In New “Darkest Hour” Trailer


The new trailer for director Joe Wright’s historical drama Darkest Hour starring Gary Oldman as legendary British Prime Minister Winston Churchill has been unveiled by Focus Features and may be seen at:

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A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice), Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history.

Darkest Hour is written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything) and also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.


In Philippine cinemas 2018, Darkest Hour is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Movies: Brtish Actor James Norton Makes His Mark With “Flatliners”


He is a bright star in the British acting landscape which was confirmed when he was selected by Screen International to be one of their highly prestigious Stars of Tomorrow.

Now, James Norton (BBC’s War and Peace, Black Mirror, An Education) bids for Hollywood stardom with Columbia Pictures' new suspense-thriller Flatliners (in Philippine cinemas Friday, September 29).

Flatliners tells of five medical students who embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. The bold adventure begins when they trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side.

Movies: Jared Leto Devastes You Blind In “Blade Runner 2049”


Coming off a provocative performance as The Joker in last year’s blockbuster Suicide Squad, Oscar-winner Jared Leto now portrays the enigmatic Niander Wallace, whose soft-spoken manner thinly veils his ruthless ambition, in Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller 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).

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Movies: Avater Sequels – Meet The Next Generation As Production Begins

THE FIRST OF THE FOUR @AVATAR SEQUELS ARRIVES IN THEATERS DECEMBER 18, 2020
L-R: Britain Dalton (Lo’ak of the Sully Family), Filip Geljo (Aonung of the Metkayina Clan), Jamie Flatters (Neteyam of the Sully Family), Bailey Bass (Tsireya of the Metkayina Clan), Trinity Bliss (Tuktirey of the Sully Family), Jack Champion (Javier “Spider” Socorro), and Duane Evans Jr (Rotxo of the Metkayina Clan). 

20th Century Fox has revealed the newest cast members of the AVATAR SEQUELS who recently explored Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom for inspiration. Concurrent production began in Manhattan Beach, CA on Monday, September 25th on the four sequels, the first of which will be released December 18, 2020.

Movies: Fil-Am Dean Devlin Marks Directing Debut With Epic Thriller “Geostorm”


Filipino-American filmmaker Dean Devlin (writer/producer, Independence Day) makes his feature film directorial debut with Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming epic thriller Geostorm (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, October 12).

(Watch the newly released footage from Geostorm at https://youtu.be/TDZ97ZIxL0k.)

In the film, after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong—the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything...and everyone along with it.

Movies: Let The “Annihilation” Trailer Disturb Your Senses


Paramount Pictures has released the first official trailer for Annihilation, the highly anticipated follow-up from Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland.

Watch the trailer at:

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YouTube: https://youtu.be/fxGwnw2uelI


Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).


In Philippine cinemas 2018, Annihilation is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Justin Theroux Is Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever In “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie”


Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train, TV’s The Leftovers) lends his voice to Garmadon aka The Worst Guy Ever, in Warner Bros. Pictures' all-new, big-screen event, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, (now playing in Philippine cinemas).

The baddest warlord of all time, Garmadon has red eyes, sharp teeth, and four arms. He rides a giant robot shark mech that walks. Can smell fear. He likes to fire his employees…from a volcano. Proud to bear the title of Worst Guy Ever, Garmadon is always trying to take over Ninjago City by attacking it over and over. But why? Perhaps there is something there – or someone – with whom he’s trying to reconnect.

Garmadon can’t even make nice with his own brother, the venerable Master Wu, a bearded, white-robed, flute-playing wise man with an anthology of zen-ish axioms and a surprisingly sharp tongue. Wu and Garmadon’s long-brewing animosity ultimately erupts atop a rope bridge over a rushing river.

Movies: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood Get “Pacific Rim: Uprising” Character Posters


The first two character posters for Universal Pictures’ epic action-adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising are now up, featuring leads John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad).

Check out the one-sheets below and watch Pacific Rim: Uprising in Philippine cinemas February 2018.

John Boyega leads the cast of Pacific Rim Uprising, the follow-up to 2013’s cinematic epic of monsters and mechs, inspiring a new generation to become the biggest heroes to ever walk the earth.

The 3D epic adventure is directed by Steven S. DeKnight and also stars Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.


Pacific Rim: Uprising is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev Cheat Death In “Flatliners”


Ellen Page (Inception) and Nina Dobrev (TV's The Vampire Chronicles) play a game of death in Columbia Pictures' new suspense-thriller Flatliners (in Philippine cinemas Friday, September 29).

Flatliners tells of five medical students who embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. The bold adventure begins when they trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side.

Ellen Page, who was nominated for an Academy Award® for her breakout role in Juno, was chosen by the filmmakers to play the role of Courtney, a complicated young woman who convinces her colleagues to follow her in her quest for knowledge of the afterlife.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Movies: Bellas Face Final Showdown In New “Pitch Perfect 3” Trailer


The Barden Bellas embark on their Farewell Tour in the new official trailer of Universal Pictures' musical comedy Pitch Perfect 3, (in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018).

Watch the trailer at:

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YouTube: https://youtu.be/mL3GbwWcAfc

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.
After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Pitch Perfect 3 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks.


Pitch Perfect 3 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Christmas Comes Early To SM Home

Christmas comes early to SM Home, and walking along the Bridgeway of its SM Makati Store is like entering a Christmas wonderland. It has the largest Christmas collection with more than  500 ornaments to choose from.

Christmas has come early to SM Home. And the store has been filled with all things merry and bright since early September, giving customers great ideas on how they can bring the joy, love and beauty of Christmas to their homes.

Walking along the SM Home Bridgeway at the fifth level of SM Makati is like entering a Christmas wonderland. Giant nutcracker soldiers greet customers with their fairy tale costumes, leading them to a world of lush holiday trees, jolly Santas, delightful Christmas villages, dazzling lights, bountiful wreaths and garlands.

There are also more than 500 Holiday ornaments to choose from, modern expressions of traditional holiday trimmings have an artisan touch that celebrate all that is creative and classic. With probably the widest assortment of décor in town, SM Home shares with us some tips of how to bring the holidays to our homes.

Movies: Ryan Gosling Uncovers Earth-Shaking Mystery In “Blade Runner 2049”


In Columbia Pictures' futuristic action-thriller Blade Runner 2049, Academy Award-nominee Ryan Gosling stars as LAPD Officer K who is sent on an assignment that could have far-reaching consequences—calling into doubt the divide between people and replicants, between humanity and technology, which could lead to anarchy or even war.

(Watch the featurette “What is a Blade Runner?” at http://youtu.be/b_lkz0URi-0.)

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

Movies: Judi Dench, Her Majesty The Queen Again In “Victoria & Abdul”


Legendary actress Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) revisits the role of Queen Victoria (which she already portrayed in the Oscar-nominated Mrs. Brown), for Universal Pictures' heartwarming drama, Victoria & Abdul.

(Check out the Victoria & Abdul featurette “Long Live the Queen” at http://youtu.be/gojXajw8a20 and watch the film exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting October 4th.)

The world well knows Victoria, the iconic leader who ruled an empire spanning the world – but, who was Abdul?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Movies: Jackie Chan Is Master Wu In “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie”


This year's recepient of the Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, Jackie Chan stars as the venerable Master Wu in Warner Bros. Pictures' all-new, big-screen event, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie.

Master Wu is a bearded, white-robed, flute-playing wise man with an anthology of zen-ish axioms and a surprisingly sharp tongue, who producer Dan Lin describes as “the soul and emotional anchor of the movie, and the counterpart to the villain, Garmadon.”

This wise, all-knowing mentor promises to train the ninja in the ancient art of Spinjitzu fighting, but first, he challenges them not only to balance on rocks but to find the balance within themselves. He carries a big stick, which he plays like a flute. Years of meditation have not softened this warrior’s edges, or his ability to crack himself up, and Master Wu is full of surprises.