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.

Movies: Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Exclusive “A Family Man” Is A Timely Offering For Families On Aug. 23


Action and blockbuster star Gerard Butler stars in his latest passion project “A Family Man” that tackles the under-explored world of corporate headhunting with characters confronting relatable and universal challenges: “the balance between work and family, husband and wife dynamics, the father and son relationship, losing a job and finding a job.”

Opening exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Trinoma and Greenbelt 1 screens starting August 23, “A Family Man” is a family drama that deals with real-life dilemmas. A simple, elegant and classic throwback movie about a deeply touching father and son relationship.

Dane’s (Butler) journey is predominantly framed through his relationship with Ryan, which is constantly transforming over the course of the film. Producer Craig Flores described the wide search that went into Ryan’s casting: “We reviewed hundreds of self-tapes and auditions from all around the world to find the right kid. Very tough decisions were made, but we ultimately discovered that Max Jenkins was born to play the role.”

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Movies: Take Action, Watch The Trailer For “An Inconvenient Sequel”


A decade after the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up, Paramount Pictures’ An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

Watch the sequel’s trailer here at http://youtu.be/E2wM2dtDUYg.

An Inconvenient Sequel 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.


An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Follow “The Star” With First Official Trailer


Experience the first-ever Christmas from an entirely new perspective. Watch the first official trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star now at https://youtu.be/ITpD5e4wjQ0.

In 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 Star is directed by Timothy Reckart from the screenplay by Carlos Kotkin.

The voice cast includes Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey), Gina Rodriguez (Mary), Zachary Levi (Joseph), Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat), Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), Patricia Heaton (Edith the cow), Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the Mouse), Christopher Plummer (King Herod), and Tracy Morgan (Felix), and Tyler Perry (Cyrus) and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah).


Opening across the Philippines on December 6, The Star is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movies: T.J. Miller, Voice Of Emoji With Every Expression In “The Emoji Movie”


In Textopolis, every face emoji has one expression and one expression only. But Gene doesn’t have just one expression, he has EVERY expression! He has no filter for his emotions – if he feels it, he shows it, in Sony Pictures Animation’s new comedy The Emoji Movie.

Funny, charming, awkward, and optimistic, Gene wishes he wasn’t so different. Determined to fit in and make his parents proud, he sets off on a dangerous trek through the world of the phone to change himself into a single-expression emoji. But what Gene discovers on the journey is that embracing his self-expression is the more powerful option…

The role is played by T.J. Miller (Big Hero 6, Deadpool). “This character was created with T.J. Miller in mind,” says director Tony Leondis. “He’s so ebullient, so expressive, so full of life – he can’t be held back. He’s a time bomb of energy, excitement, laughter and emotions. He wears his heart on his sleeve – he’s one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. He enjoys life and people – and that’s how I see Gene, a kind and expressive person.”

Movies: Meet The Boy Crucial To The Battle For "The Dark Tower”


Between the battling forces of the gunslinger (Idris Elba) and the man in black (Matthew McConaughey) comes Jake (Tom Taylor), a young boy from our world who could tip the balance either way, in Columbia Pictures' new action thriller The Dark Tower (in Philippine cinemas August 30, 2017).

Fourteen-year-old Jake lives an ordinary life in New York City with his mother Laurie (Katheryn Winnick) and stepfather Lon (Nicholas Pauling). Plagued by outlandish dreams that he doesn’t understand, he draws detailed sketches of otherworldly images which he sees: the Gunslinger, the Man in Black, and the unearthly world in which they live – Mid-World, in which he gets sight of the Tower.

“In many ways, the story is seen through Jake’s eyes, and we’re seeing it in a compelling way because we believe, as he believes, that he might be crazy,” says producer Erica Huggins. “It’s a terrifying journey that we take with him in the first part of the movie until he realizes that he’s not crazy, he really is seeing this other world, and he’s part of something bigger than himself. To portray that, [director] Nikolaj Arcel was looking for a real kid who you knew would be inspired by these fantastical events. Tom Taylor is an amazing actor, but the element that set him apart was that he came to it with a certain amount of purity.”

Movies: Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Exclusive: “A Family Man” Starring Gerard Butler In Greenbelt 1 And Trinoma Cinemas On August 23

Gerard Butler and Max Jenkins in A FAMILY MAN
Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusively brings Gerard Butler’s latest movie “A Family Man” starting August 23 in Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma.
             
“A Family Man” is Gerard Butler’s latest passion piece directed by Mark Williams who is also an accomplished producer behind acclaimed features such as Ben Affleck’s “The Accountant” and Netflix’s “Ozark.”

Known for his blockbuster iconic action roles in “300”, “London Has Fallen”, “Olympus Has Fallen” and voice in “How to Train Your Dragon”, Butler plays Dane Jensen in “A Family Man,” a driven Chicago-based headhunter, working at a cut-throat job placement firm. When Dane's boss (Willem Dafoe) announces his retirement, he pits Dane against Lynn Wilson (Alison Brie), Dane's equally driven but polar-opposite rival at the firm, in a battle for control over the company. As Dane gears up for the professional battle of his life, he learns his 10-year-old son Ryan (Max Jenkins) is diagnosed with an illness. Suddenly, Dane is pulled between achieving his professional dream and his family, who need him now more than ever.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Movies: Two New Posters For “Flatliners” Arrive Online


“Cross the line. Death will follow you back,” warn the two new posters for Columbia Pictures’ new suspense thriller Flatliners which have just been released by the studio.

Check out the one-sheets below and watch Flatliners in Philippine cinemas on October 29, 2017.

Starring Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna and James Norton, 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.

Flatliners is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, from a screenplay by Ben Ripley, story by Peter Filardi.


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

Movies: Accidental Hero Commits Crime For The Good Guys In “American Made”


From the filmmakers behind American Gangster and Edge of Tomorrow comes Universal Pictures’ American Made, the international escapade 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.

Smuggler. Informant. Patriot. One of the wealthiest men in 1980s America is someone you’ve never heard of. With his devilish swagger and zest for life, TWA pilot Barry Seal (Cruise) is the hero of his sleepy Southern town.

Much to the surprise of his wife, Lucy (Sarah Wright Olsen), the charming entrepreneur has gone from a well-respected TWA pilot to a key figure in one of the greatest scandals in modern history. Little could they grasp that what started out as transporting contraband would lead to Barry’s help in building an army and funding a war.

Movies: Official First Trailer of “mother!” Reveals Darren Aronofsky's Horror Film

Paramount Pictures has revealed the official first trailer of its upcoming horror thriller, mother!, which may be viewed at https://youtu.be/FiZeZdpO8Hs.

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.


Opening across the Philippines on September 20, mother! is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Movies: Be Part Of An Adventure Beyond Words In “The Emoji Movie”


Human beings have never been more connected. With the smartphone, we are never out of touch from each other – and constantly in touch with people around the world. And with a simple invention, we are now able to communicate with people who are separated from us by language, borders, oceans…

…after all, everyone knows what Inline☺ means.

Now, Sony Pictures Animation takes you into the secret world inside your phone for a rollicking adventure in The Emoji Movie (in Philippine cinemas August 23, 2017).

Movies: “The Dark Tower” Tops US Box-Office, Opens In PH Aug 30


A new Stephen King big-screen adaptation made its way to the top of US box office as Columbia Pictures' The Dark Tower opened at No.1 for the August 4 to 6 weekend. The fantasy action-thriller collected an estimated $19.5-M over the weekend from 3,451 theaters for a $5,651 average.

(Watch the new Dark Tower spots “Battle” at https://youtu.be/so9FGYHtjZA and “Hope” at http://youtu.be/69TY9IDAn3w.)

Demographics the Idris Elba-Matthew McConaughey actioner were typical of a sci-fi action thriller with the crowd being 58% male and 68% over 25.

Movies: Scarlett Johansson Gets Funny In Rare Comedy “Rough Night”


Superstar Scarlett Johansson takes a break from superhero duties as she plays the bride-to-be in Columbia Pictures' new bachelorette-party comedy Rough Night (in Philippine cinemas August 9, 2017).

Also starring Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz, Rough Night is about five friends from college who reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there’s more to the story than they could’ve ever imagined.

Johansson plays Jess Thayer, who has dedicated her life to public service, and has set her sights on becoming a member of the state legislature. “She is definitely a socially conscious person,” explains Johansson. “She’s involved in the community and wants to make a positive difference in people’s lives. That’s why she’s running for state senate.”

Movies: Hit Action Filmmaker Simon West Helms Globetrotting Actioner “Hard Target”


Dominic Cooper, known for his multi-faceted talent in different film genres takes center stage in the most complex of high-risk missions in “Hard Target” (aka Stratton) starring alongsided Gemma Chan, Tom Felton, Connie Nielsen, Tyler Hoechlin, and Austin Stowell.

Helmed by action blockbuster maker Simon West (“The Mechanic,” “Expendables 2”), “Hard Target” is written by Duncan Falconer based on true accounts of his experiences as a Special Boat Service operative to prevent terrorist attacks worldwide.

“Hard Target” initially puts Stratton (Cooper) in a complex laboratory in Iran to intercept deadly biochemical weapons with his American counterpart Marty (Hoechlin).  They both make it into the lab with the help of their comms expert back at base, Aggy (Chan).  As they scope the lab, they realized that their mission had been exposed and the enemy left no trace of proof.  Despite betrayal in the organization that compromised their lives, Stratton and his team race against time as the real terrorist strides ahead for world domination.  Back at London, Stratton along with his elite team of commandos are determined to track the source of weapons and nail the mastermind behind the terrorism plot.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Movies: “Cars 3” Speeds Away With P40.8-M, Week's No.1 Foreign Movie



Manila, August 2, 2017 – Disney-Pixar's “Cars 3,” the latest installment in the beloved Cars series, raced to a smash P40.8-million opening weekend nationwide, ranking as the No.1 foreign movie for the July 26 – July 30 frame.

This was announced today by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines).

“Cars 3” is on track to surpass to the lifetime box-office gross of its two predecessors, 2011's “Cars 2” and 2006's “Cars” whose entire run at P40.5-million has already been exceeded in only five days.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New Horror Thriller “mother!” Offers 30-Second Tease


Ahead of the official launch of the first full trailer next week, Paramount Pictures has just released a 30-second tease its upcoming horror thriller, mother!

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice.

Check out the short tease below and check back for the full trailer next week.

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Opening across the Philippines on September 20, mother! is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Lily James, A Bust Of Sunshine In “Baby Driver”


In 2015, she played the title role in Disney’s live-action feature Cinderella to wide acclaim. Now, Lily James stars as the title character's love interest in Columbia Pictures’ U.S. No.1 box-office hit Baby Driver (in Philippine cinemas August 02).

In the film, a talented, young getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets Debora (James), the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Who could bring to life Debora, the kind-eyed, friendly waitress who gives Baby hope that his life could mean something more? Writer-director Edgar Wright found her in British actress Lily James.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Movies: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” Character Posters Roll-Out


The suave, sophisticated and impeccably attired spies are back in “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” starring returning cast members Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Hannah Alstrőm, Sophie Cookson joined by new cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore and Elton John.
         
The concept for Kingsman was born when Vaughn was working with Mark Millar, the comic book author, on set for “Kick-Ass” back in 2009. Both huge James Bond fans, they came up with the idea about an elite spy that resulted in the franchise’s first worldwide hit.  Kingsman is an elite organization of operatives working outside of the government. Martial in style, they are an altruistic unit that gets things done.

This year’s hotly anticipated sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” raises the stakes from the worldwide surprise hit original film “Kingsman: The Secret Service” where the spy agency now suffers from a devastating attack that almost killed all of its members.   After the attack, the surviving members of the Kingsman organization forms alliance with their United States counterpart, the Statesman to stop a common enemy.

In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” Eggsy (Egerton) together with Merlin (Strong) and survivor Harry Hart (Firth) travel to America to meet the Statesman – leader Champagne (Bridges), Tequila (Tatum), Ginger Ale (Berry) and recruit them to help them save the world but the spies have seemingly created an enemy in Poppy (Moore), an charming terrorist who takes pleasure in world domination.

Check out the latest character posters released for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”  The movie will open September 20 in (Phils.) cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Movies: Bruce Willis And Hayden Christiensen's “First Kill”


From the Producers of “Lone Survivor” and “2 Guns” comes action-thriller “First Kill” that puts the audience at the edge of your seats, scene after scene. The movie stars Golden Globe nominee (“Life as a House”) Hayden Christensen with iconic action star and Golden Globe winner (“Moonlighting”) Bruce Willis.

When Will Beamon (Christensen), a successful Wall Street broker finds out that his 11-year-old son Danny (Ty Shelton) is being bullied in school, he takes him on a hunting trip in a small rural town to grow their father-son relationship.

While hunting they stumble upon the assassination of young criminal, Levi Barett (Gethin Anthony) who was involved in a bank heist. Trying to save Barett, Will, takes him to their cabin, but after getting treatment, takes Danny hostage and uses him as leverage to retrieve the stolen money.

Movies: Unravel The Doll's Mystery In “Annabelle: Creation”


Annabelle is coming to theaters again, and this time audiences will be taken through the infamous doll’s very beginnings—from her first home in a little girl’s room to her first possession of a little girl’s soul, in New Line Cinema's “Annabelle: Creation.”

After a chilling cameo in “The Conjuring,” followed by a starring role in her own film, it became clear to filmmakers that moviegoers were ready to uncover the origins of the doll that has both terrified and captivated them.

So, on the heels of his successful feature directing debut, last summer’s hit “Lights Out,” director David F. Sandberg was tapped to helm “Annabelle: Creation,” the next chapter in James Wan’s “Conjuring” universe produced by Peter Safran and Wan.

Movies: Exclusive Art For PH “Cars-ifies” The Iconic Jeepney


Manila, July 28, 2017 – Ever wondered how the Jeepney, a distinctly Pinoy cultural icon, would look like if it were a character in Disney-Pixar’s “Cars” series? Wonder no more.

To celebrate the release of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” (now playing in PH theaters), the studio has revealed an exclusive art for the Philippines featuring the Jeepney as country’s very own “Cars” character!

The exclusive art was drawn by Michael Daley, a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios. For Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Daley was responsible for visualizing the script into panels of drawings.

It is also worth noting that Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” features a team of filmmakers from all over the world, including two hometown heroes from the Philippines, namely Nelson Bohol and Paul Abadilla. Working on the film as Set Designer Artist and Sketch/Envronment Artist, respectively, these hometown heroes are based in San Francisco, California, working alongside the director of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Brian Fee.

Michael Daley joined Pixar Animation Studios in November of 2014. He began as a story artist on Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” and is currently working on upcoming Pixar projects in development.

As a story artist, Daley helps create the initial visuals, or the blue print, of the film. The story artist’s simply drawn rough version of the movie work as a foundation to build the computer graphics and bring the story to life.


About Disney’s “Cars 3”

Lightning McQueen is back on the big screen, but he’s not a rookie anymore. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), “Cars 3” is now playing across the Philippines.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Movies: Here “It” Is, The Year's Scariest Trailer!


"You'll float too." Watch the official main trailer for New Line Cinema's horror thriller “IT,” based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name.

View the trailer at below and watch “IT” in Philippine cinemas on September 7, 2017.

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When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), “IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).


Muschietti is directing “IT” from a screenplay adapted by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are producing, with Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers.
A presentation of New Line Cinema, “IT” will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.

Movies: First “Proud Mary” Poster Guns With Style


Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the nostalgia-inspired poster of its new action thriller Proud Mary starring Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures).

Check out the one-sheet art below and watch Proud Mary in Philippine cinemas in January 2018.

Killing for the man, every night and day, Mary (Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Babak Najafi (“London Has Fallen”) helms the film which co-stars Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley, Neal McDonough, and Danny Glover.

Proud Mary is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movies: New Actor Experiences A “Rough Night” Playing Dead Stripper


Australian model-turned-actor Ryan Cooper stars as a male stripper who's accidental death leads to unforgettable bachelortte weekend in Columbia Pictures' new adult comedy Rough Night (in Philippine cinemas August 9, 2017).

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz, Rough Night is about five friends from college who reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there’s more to the story than they could’ve ever imagined.

The unsung hero of the film is actor Ryan Cooper, who plays Jay. “This was one of the hardest roles to cast because we had to find somebody who was willing to play a dead person,” says co-star and producer Paul W. Downs. “There is only one scene with dialogue and then he plays a dead person for the rest of the film, but he's also a huge piece of the movie. We are so lucky that we found Ryan because he's physically gifted, funny, but also he let himself go through torture. He was thrown out of cars, put into the ocean, stuffed into things that he shouldn't have been stuffed into. He did an incredible job of playing dead.”

Movies: Cross The Line In The New “Flatliners” Trailer


Dare to cross the line in the new trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new suspense thriller Flatliners starring Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna and James Norton.

Check out the trailer at https://youtu.be/NxjtGBKKoJ8 and watch Flatliners in Philippine cinemas Sept. 29, 2017.

In the film, five medical students 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.

Flatliners is directed by Niels Arden Oplev, from a screenplay by Ben Ripley, story by Peter Filardi.


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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Movies: “Hard Target” Based On Real Heroic Accounts Of Marine Commandos


From Simon West, director of iconic action movies such as “Con Air,” “The Mechanic” and “The Expendables 2” comes “Hard Target” (aka Stratton), the latest non-stop action movie to explode in theaters on August 9.

Based on the real-life heroic accounts of former Special Boat Service commando Duncan Falconer turned scribe, “Hard Target” is the first movie made from his eight-novel series.  Members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) are trained individuals who are part of the UK Special Forces, they have been on active duty since its inception in 1940.

“Hard Target” stars Dominic Cooper as John Stratton, one of the most resourceful agents of MI5.  Stratton  goes on a mission to infiltrate a laboratory complex in Iran to obtain deadly biochemical weapons. The complex mission goes sideways and his partner Marty (Tyler Hoechlin) gets caught in the crossfire resulting in his death.

Movies: Chilling Thriller “The Snowman” Launches Teaser Poster


The minimalist but creepy teaser poster for Universal Pictures' new suspense thriller The Snowman (in Philippine cinemas Nov. 01, 2017) has just been unveiled online and may be seen below.

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.
In the film, when an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Movies: Ansel Elgort, Awkward Hotshot Behind The Wheel In “Baby Driver”


Ansel Elgort has quickly amassed an impressive body of work in a very short amount of time as both an accomplished actor (The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent series) and musician. Now, he breaks from the pack as he plays the title role of Columbia Pictures’ U.S. No.1 box-office hit heist thriller Baby Driver (in Philippine cinemas August 02).

Cool but a little naive. Young but with an old soul. goofy at times, but all business when it counts. Thrillingly good at his given task, but not always aware of the consequences of what he does. That’s Baby, a character writer-director Edgar Wright created as a way for moviegoers to live vicariously through a criminal, but also experience the very real fallout of that world.

The Baby we meet at the beginning of the movie – hidden behind sunglasses, dialed in to his iPod playlist, then a hellion at the wheel – is like the greatest gang apprentice ever. “This kid’s a hotshot, but he’s also on the fringes of the gang,” says Wright. “He literally sits as far away from them as he can, because he really doesn’t want to be part of the group. He thinks, wrongly, that he can be a getaway driver but not be a criminal Like, ‘I’m just the courier. I don’t have anything to do with the bad stuff.’ The action scenes are kind of like Baby’s day job, and I think a lot of people that work in a job sometimes shield themselves in a different persona. Then when they’re home, they’re a different person.”

Movies: “Alpha” Poster Answers Call Of The Wild


Columbia Pictures has just launched the first one-sheet art for its upcoming 3D action-adventure Alpha, opening in Philippine cinemas in early 2018.

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone -- he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

Alpha is directed by Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli).

Opening soon across the Philippines, Alpha is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movies: Columbia Picks “Patay Na Si Hesus” For Distribution

Jaclyn Jose in "Patay na si Hesus"
Columbia Pictures picks for distribution the Philippines comedy “Patay na si Hesus,” starring Cannes Film Festival 2016’s Best Actress (“Ma’ Rosa”) Jaclyn Jose.

Home to blockbuster films such as “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the Resident Evil franchise, and the James Bond movies “Spectre” and “Skyfall,” the Sony-owned company marks its return to local movie distribution with the crowd-pleasing motion picture produced by T-Rex Entertainment Productions.

“Columbia Pictures Philippines is proud to be named the distributor of ‘Patay na si Hesus.’ Columbia has always been supportive of the local movie industry and we see this as a step to getting more involved in the development of Filipino films. We couldn’t be happier to be working with the folks at T-Rex in bringing this film to audiences nationwide,” says Columbia Pictures Philippines’ managing director Christopher Sy.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Movies: LONG LIVE THE KING IN NEW “BLACK PANTHER” POSTER


Marvel Studios has just revealed a new poster for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” during the San Diego San Comic-Con.

Check out the poster below and watch Black Panther in Philippine cinemas in February 16, 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 The Walt Disney Company (Philippines). Follow the official social media accounts of Marvel, namely, (FB) MarvelPhilippines, (Twitter) @marvelstudiosph and (Instagram) @marvelphilippines.

Movie News: NEW TRAILER, POSTER OF “THOR: RAGNAROK” REVEALED AT COMIC-CON


The new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok has debuted in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con along with a new poster!

Feast your eyes on the new trailer at http://youtu.be/ue80QwXMRHg and see the poster! Be sure to catch Thor: Ragnarok when it thunders into Philippine cinemas on November 3!

Directed by Taika Waititi from a script by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom and Eric Pearson, Thor: Ragnarok picks up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

The film also stars Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins. 

Thor: Ragnarok is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).

Movie News: Watch The First Trailer for Ready Player One


Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Ready Player One, the already much-anticipated sci-fi action adventure, directed by Steven Spielberg.

The film is based on the Ernest Cline novel of the same name and takes place in the year 2045, where the world is on the brink of chaos and collapse.

Check out the trailer below and watch Ready Player One in Philippine cinemas in March 31, 2018.

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The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

Scripted by Cline and Zak Penn, Ready Player One also stars Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance.

Ready Player One is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Movie News: Watch the Trailer for Proud Mary


The first trailer has arrived for Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Proud Mary starring Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures).

Check out the trailer at https://youtu.be/S1jVIRcIvhk  and watch Proud Mary in Philippine cinemas in January 2018.

Killing for the man, every night and day, Mary (Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Babak Najafi (“London Has Fallen”) helms the film which co-stars Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley, Neal McDonough, and Danny Glover.

Proud Mary is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movie News: WATCH! EPIC FATHER & SON WAR IN “THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE” TRAILER 2


Watch the newly released “LEGO NINJAGO Movie” Trailer 2 to see the epic tale of good…and dad.  Catch the trailer at the links below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting September 27, 2017.

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A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO® franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan.

In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.  Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad.  Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

Jackie Chan (“Kung Fu Panda,” The Karate Kid”) stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux (“Megamind 2,” “The Leftovers”) is Garmadon; Dave Franco (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is Lloyd’s mom, Koko.  Making up the secret ninja crew, Michael Peña (“Ant-Man,” “The Martian”) is Kai; Fred Armisen (“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “SNL”) voices Cole; KumailNanjiani (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”) is Jay; Abbi Jacobson (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Nya; and Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”) voices Zane.

“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisherand Bob Logan.  The screenplay is by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Movie News: “BABY DRIVER” SETS WHOLE-DAY SNEAK PREVIEWS JULY 24 & 25


Columbia Pictures’ heist thriller Baby Driver, one of the year’s best-reviewed films, with a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, will have whole-day sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, July 24 & 25 nationwide.  Tickets will be available at regular admission prices.

Moviegoers are advised to check with their favorite cinemas (please see below graphics) for screening hours.

In the film, a talented, young getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Full of reversals, rewinds, fast forwards and heart-stopping skips, Baby Driver is a game-changing, lane-changing, hard-charging blast only director Edgar Wright could have dreamed up.

Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.

Opening in Philippine cinemas in August 2, 2017, Baby Driver is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.



Movie News: “PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING” RECRUITS PILOTS FOR JAEGERS IN NEW COMMERCIAL


What is a Jaeger? It’s you, times a thousand. Now accepting pilot applications in the newly released commercial for Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising.

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

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In Pacific Rim: Uprising, it’s been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes. When the Kaiju threat returns, we will be ready.



Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim: Uprising stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, Charlie Day, Adria Arjona, Burn Gorman and Rinko Kikuchi.

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

Movies: Watch! Kingsman: The Golden Circle Full Trailer!


The action ante just reached maximum level in the latest full trailer reveal of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” sequel to the sleeper hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service” that has already grossed more than US$400 million worldwide.   Trailer link:  

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                The first hit movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service” based upon the acclaimed comic book introduced us to an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe.   

                Helming anew this action blockbuster is Matthew Vaughn with Taron Egerton reprIsing his role as Eggsy, now a full-fledged Kingsman who faces a new challenge along with his  elite team of spies in  “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” The exciting sequel sees the über-spies, also considered as modern-day Knights of the Round Table take on an unexpected alliance when their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage.  Teaming up with a spy organization in the US known as the Statesman, these two elite secret organizations join forces to take down a deadly common enemy.



                Returning cast includes Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson and will be joined by a new cast members including Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Julianne Moore, Elton John and Pedro Pascal. 

                “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” will open September 20 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.