Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Movies: Meet “Ferdinand”: The Inspiring Bull That Isn't A Bully


Wrestling superstar John Cena lends voice to the gentlest bull that will soon capture everyone’s hearts on January 8 in “Ferdinand” – a giant bull who prefers flowers to fighting.

Today’s generation can enjoy the delightful CG-animated film based on the 1936 book “The Story of Ferdinand” by author Munro Leaf and illustrator Robert Lawson, a warm and charming take on how appearances can be deceptive (or, why you should never judge a bull by its cover…) the book’s message of love and acceptance has resonated for decades.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Carlos Saldanha, creator and director of the Rio series and director of many of the Ice Age movies, “Ferdinand” centers on the adventures of a peace-loving bull (voiced by John Cena), who is adopted by a loving farmer and daughter. However, his idyllic life changes after he’s mistaken for a vicious beast and is taken away to the last place on earth he wants to be, a bull training camp. But Ferdinand is determined to get back home. Along the way, the kind-hearted bull makes many friends and changes the lives of those he meets. But there still one great obstacle he’ll have to overcome… in the film’s thrilling climactic scene, Ferdinand has to face the matador El Primero in a packed arena, but he valiantly stays true to his peaceful nature, and inspires all those around him.           

Movies: The Hunt Is On In “Ready Player One” First Official Trailer


From director Steven Spielberg comes “Ready Player One” – in Philippine cinemas March 31, 2018. Watch the new trailer NOW!

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From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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.

Spielberg directed the film from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline. The film was produced by Donald De Line, Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah; with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Chris DeFaria and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers.

“Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mud”), Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Bates Motel”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” “Bloodline”) and T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” “Silicon Valley”), with Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” movies, the “Mission: Impossible” movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” upcoming “Dunkirk”).


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

Movies: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” First Screenings On Dec 13 To Start At 5PM


MANILA, Dec. 11, 2017 – Opening three days earlier than in the US, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins its roll-out in Philippine cinemas on Wednesday, Dec. 13 with screenings starting at 5 in the afternoon.

Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in now at their favorite theaters to avoid missing out to be one of the first in the world to watch the eagerly anticipated sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The Last Jedi recently held its Tokyo and Los Angeles premieres to incredible audience response.

Movies: First Trailer Up For “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”


Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask. Watch the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse trailer now at https://youtu.be/OtKJAYJcvk8.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.


Coming soon to Philippine cinemas, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movies: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” Trailer And Character Posters


20TH Century Fox has just revealed the intense and highly-kinetic trailer of the concluding saga of the YA blockbuster, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” based on the book by James Dashner.  MAZE RUNNER THE DEATH CURE trailer link.

Directed by Wes Ball, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” packs a power cast of actors – Dylan O’ Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen and Patricia Clarkson.


A dystopian sci-fi action thriller, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” finds Thomas and his friends aka Gladers, along with new allies head to a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all.  Risking their lives, they have to get out of the maze alive to get answers to the questions they have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.


“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” opens January 24, 2018 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Movies: Avata’s James Cameron Creates Latest Groundbreaking Heroine “Alita: Battle Angel” Trailer Reveal


Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (Avatar) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) create a groundbreaking new heroine in “Alita: Battle Angel,” an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment as revealed in its Teaser Trailer

Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Maze Runner’s Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic.  When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.  Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.  As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories.  A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships.  It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives.

A 20TH Century Fox feature film, “Alita: Battle Angel” will open July 2018 in PH cinemas to be distributed by Warner Bros.



Movies: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Trailer Puts Man, Dinosaurs In Peril


Universal Pictures has just launched the first global trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

Check out the trailer below and watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Philippine cinemas June 6, 2018.

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With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Movies: “The New Mutants” Poster Reveal


20th Century Fox has just revealed the first poster of YA superhero movie “The New Mutants” starring  Charlie Heaton, Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga and Alice Braga, directed by Josh Boone who also helmed the hit young adult movie “The Fault in Our Stars”. 
             
As 20th Century Fox continues to redefine superhero movies such as “Deadpool” and “Logan” that became worldwide blockbusters, “The New Mutants” poises to be another one of their most daring move yet by leaning on to the YA-horror genre as the super-powered teens are revealed - confined in a seemingly secret facility while being haunted by horrifying visions.

Fear will follow everywhere when “The New Mutants” opens in Philippine theatres on April 11, 2018, a 20th Century Fox feature film to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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Movie News: Warner Bros. Pictures Surpasses $5-Billion At Worldwide Box Office

For the First Time Ever, Five Releases Each
Earned More Than $500 Million Worldwide


Burbank, CA, December 5, 2017 – Warner Bros. Pictures has crossed the $5 billion mark at the global box office this year—only the second time in its illustrious history that the Studio has crossed that tremendous milestone. It is also the eighth time in the last nine years that Warner Bros. has earned more than $4 billion in a single year, marking an industry record. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.


Additionally, setting a new Studio record in 2017, Warner Bros. had five of its feature film releases each take in more than $500 million worldwide (in order): Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ action adventure “Kong: Skull Island” (with Legendary Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures), starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly; Patty Jenkins’ action adventure “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine; Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk,” with an ensemble cast including Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and

Tom Hardy; New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT”; and, most recently, Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” teaming Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Raymond Fisher, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller, which stands at more than $574 million and still climbing. The year’s highlights also include three more releases crossing $250 million worldwide: the animated feature “The LEGO® Batman Movie” (with LEGO System A/S); New Line’s horror thriller “Annabelle: Creation”; and Alcon Entertainment’s dramatic thriller “Blade Runner 2049” (with Sony Pictures).


In making the announcement, Kroll stated, “We are thrilled to reach this extraordinary benchmark as we come to the end of an amazing, record-setting year. Surpassing five billion dollars in a single year can only happen with an incredible level of hard work across all theatrical divisions, as well as the invaluable contributions of the many talented filmmakers and actors with whom we are so fortunate to collaborate. Congratulations to everyone who shares in this success.”

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Movies: Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey Bask In The Light Of “The Star”


Pop divas Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey make their marks this Holiday season in Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a family film about the events leading up to the very first Christmas.

Clarkson provides the voice of one of the stable animals, Leah the Horse, while Carey composes and sings the film's title track.

In The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day Bo finds the courage to break free and ends up befriending newlyweds Joseph and Mary. Mary’s kindness soon sets Bo on the adventure of his dreams. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo follows the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Movies: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” Poster Reveal


The movie poster of the action-packed YA third of a series “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has just been dropped hinting catastrophic blow with its caption that reads – Every Maze Has an End.

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Directed by Wes Ball, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” stars a powerhouse of energetic young adult cast headed by Dylan O’Brien with Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter and Rosa Salazar.  Starring with the lead group cast are Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Barry Pepper and Patricia Clarkson. 

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the epic finale of the YA blockbuster franchise where Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.  To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City,   a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all.  Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Opening on January 24, 2018 in Philippine cinemas nationwide (also available in IMAX screens), “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is a 20th Century Fox feature film to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

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Movies: “Pitch Perfect 3” Ushers-In The Holidays With “12 Days Of Pitchmas” Video


Sing-along with the Bellas as they usher-in the holiday season with the release of Pitch Perfect 3's “12 Days of Pitchmas” featurette.

Check out the holiday-themed featurette below and watch Pitch Perfect 3 in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018.

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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.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Movies: Steven Yeun Is Bo, A Small Donkey With Big Dreams In “The Star”


He's best known for his starring role in the AMC smash hit The Walking Dead as Glenn Rhee, a role which he originated and developed into a pivotal character, becoming a favorite for both fans and critics alike for seven seasons.

Now, Korean actor Steven Yeun lends his voice to Bo, a pint-sized donkey who wholeheartedly believes he is destined for a bigger purpose, in Sony Pictures Animation's The Star (in Philippine cinemas December 6.)

In the film, 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.

Movies: “Jumanji's” Larger-Than-Life Characters In Solo Posters


The character posters for Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are now online, individually revealing the lovable ensemble.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

Dwayne Johnson plays archeologist and international explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone who's the consummate action hero.

Jack Black is Dr. Shelly Oberon who will help navigate Jumanji as an expert in cartography, archeology and paleontology.

Kevin Hart is Franklin “Moose” Finbar – an expert in zoology and a weapons valet.

Karen Gillan plays the powerhouse Ruby Roundhouse, the martial arts master and killer of men.

Lastly, Nick Jonas is Alex, another player in the game who will either help them in their quest – or be a sign of the danger that awaits them.


In Philippine cinemas January 8, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Movies: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Reveals “Heroes” Spot


For the first time, Finn (John Boyega) has something to fight for, in the newly released TV spot “Heroes” for Star Wars: The Last Jedi which may be viewed at http://youtu.be/znKxu09P_H8.

In the new footage, Finn wakes up, and we hear his first words. Or rather, word. And he’s picking up where he left off.

We see Finn come out of his coma following The Force Awakens, shouting “Rey!”, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) talking with Finn and pulling off some daring maneuvers in his X-wing, Rey (Daisy Ridley) on Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hammill), and more. It’s an exhilarating peek at the movie, showing the challenges facing our heroes.

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.
In Philippine cinemas December 13, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).

Movies: Oprah Leads Voice Cast Of Quirky Camels In “The Star”


No less than legendary Queen of Talk and humanitarian Oprah Winfrey leads the voice actors of not-so-wise camels in Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a family film about the events leading up to the very first Christmas.

Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) lends voice to Cyrus, the know-it-all camel, Felix (Tracy Morgan) is not sure if he knows anything, and Deborah (Winfrey) is the one actually paying attention. These three will do more than just carry the Wise Men.

“Watching this cast work was really inspiring. The thing that really surprised me was how each of these artists approached their particular roles,” says director Timothy Reckart. Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, and Tracy Morgan all became the perfect counterpoints to each other as the camels – Tyler as the self-appointed leader who thinks he’s smarter than he actually is; Tracy as his belligerent, hilarious brother; and Oprah as the wise camel who is the only one who may actually see what’s going on.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Movies: The Mischief Escalates In New “Peter Rabbit” Traier


Rabbits are the perfect creatures... or are they? Watch the new Peter Rabbit trailer now at https://youtu.be/ufWkvhY6upM and see the movie in Philippine cinemas this February 2018.

Sony Pictures Animation's Peter Rabbit brings all of the audience-favourite Beatrix Potter characters to the screen in a brand-new, modern adventure.

James Corden brings the mischievous Peter to life, with Rose Byrne in the female lead role of Bea and Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. McGregor. Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley will voice the roles of Peter’s sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

In Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as their fight to gain control of McGregor’s coveted vegetable garden and the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne) extends to the Lake District and London.

Directed by Will Gluck from a screen story and screenplay by Rob Lieber and Will Gluck, based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the film is produced by Will Gluck and Zareh Nalbandian, with Doug Belgrad, Jodi Hildebrand, and Jason Lust serving as executive producers.


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

You Can Never Go Wrong With Sodexo: My Most Rewarding Experience With Sodexo


I have been working in the BPO industry since 2009 and rewards for good performance and targets met are nothing new. Now, printed certificates may be appreciated but the real fun happens when Sodexo Gift Certificates are given! 

I remember, I was just a new graduate back in 2009 and in my first Call Center job, I was given Sodexo certificates from work. During that time (and boy was that a long time ago) I was the family's bread winner. All my take home pay went to house expenses, so having a little extra to buy groceries was really a big deal. 

I always feel this sense of pride whenever I can help my family in any way that I can, especially during the times when we were really in need. I look back at those trying years with a humble reflection and a grateful heart and I would say that using those Sodexo GCs in order to buy groceries for my family was my most rewarding experience with Sodexo. 



Can I also add that receiving Sodexo gift certificates have never been a problem since they have always been and forever will be valid, and that revalidation and replacement of Sodexo GCs are FREE of charge once the validity date is reached! 

Not only can you use your Sodexo GC's for groceries but for a lot of different things as well You can check out their list of merchants here

If you are looking to gift Sodexo GCs to your loved ones (especially with the holidays coming) you can purchase them here. You never know that GC may be the key to a sumptuous Noche Buena!  

Monday, November 27, 2017

Movies: Gibson & Wahlberg: Like Father, Like Son In “Daddy's Home 2”


Mel Gibson plays Kurt, the alpha male father of Mark Wahlberg's character, in Paramount Pictures’ comedy sequel, Daddy’s Home 2 (in Philippine cinemas November 29.)

(Watch the TV spot `Grand-Dads Are Coming at http://youtu.be/j4dMnAPZu70.)

In 2015’s Daddy’s Home, audiences saw sensitive stepdad Brad (Will Ferrell) go to war with badass biological dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) for the affections of Dylan, Megan and their mother Sara (Linda Cardellini). Since then, Brad and Dusty have put aside their differences and settled into a working relationship as “co-dads,” but their lives are thrown into chaos with the holiday arrival of their own fathers: over nurturing Don (John Lithgow) and tough-as-nails Kurt (Mel Gibson).

Gibson describes his character: “Kurt’s an astronaut, a hard living, womanizing kind of dude still up to his old tricks even though he’s not a youngster anymore. There’s some fun to be had with the arrested development of this character. He loves his son, but he wasn’t and isn’t the ideal father, and that’s created a pretty dysfunctional relationship.”

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Movies: Strong Wave Of Feminism In “Battle Of The Sexes” On December 6 At Ayala Malls Cinemas


It was a match that entered the history books, changing the game for women and men around the world. The highly publicized, much hyped and hugely entertaining “Battle of the Sexes” was one of the most watched sporting events ever. But its impact extended far beyond tennis and the sporting arena. Taking us back 44 years, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, helmed by gifted directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris bring the 70s alive with vitality, comedy and poignancy, relating the build-up to the match that was viewed on TV by an unprecedented global audience of 90 million.
 
The year is 1973 and former champion, Bobby Riggs, is all but forgotten. He is determined to get back into the limelight, make some money and make himself relevant again.  He issues a challenge to Billie Jean King (Stone), proudly and controversially proclaiming himself to be a male chauvinistic pig, while insisting that no female tennis player will ever be able to beat him. The 55 year-old tennis player, a hustler and loud showman, (Carell) asserts that women belong in ‘the bedroom and the kitchen.’ The 29 year-old tennis star takes Riggs up on the challenge.

The “Battle of the Sexes” becomes the arena for a greater battle for equal rights and women’s pay. To put the era in perspective, despite massive accomplishments by women, along with the presence of an increasingly influential feminist movement, it is still a man’s world – at least as far as equal rights and prevailing attitudes are concerned. Billie Jean King is fighting for women to receive the same fees that men get in Grand Slam tournaments. The match turns attention to inequality in every area of work and life. Played out in the glare of TV cameras and newspapers around the world, the run-up to the match reaches fever pitch. Women who are incensed by Riggs, rally behind the pioneering King, and at the other end of the spectrum, the battle exacerbates entrenched sexist attitudes. In a clever ploy to capitalize on the controversy, Riggs turns the match into a circus!

Movies: Yeti Or Not, Here Comes The “Smallfoot” Teaser Trailer


Warner Animation Group has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy adventure “Smallfoot,” featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common and LeBron James.

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An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.
News of this “smallfoot” brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

“Smallfoot” stars Channing Tatum (“The LEGO® Batman Movie,” the “Jump Street” films) as the Yeti, Migo, and James Corden (“Trolls” ) as the Smallfoot, Percy. Also starring are Zendaya (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), Common (“Selma”), LeBron James (upcoming “Space Jam 2”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Danny DeVito (“The Lorax”), Yara Shahidi (TV’s “Black-ish”), Ely Henry (TV’s “Justice League Action”), and Jimmy Tatro (“22 Jump Street”).

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Movies: “Pitch Perfect 3” Cast, “The Voice” Top-12 In Mash Up Music Video


The Bellas and The Voice Collaborate with “Freedom! '90 X Cups” Single

NBC’s The Voice Top-12 Artists and the stars of Universal’s upcoming Pitch Perfect 3 has just debuted the first-ever full length music video in the history of The Voice during the November 21 episode, highlighting the signature styles of each vocalist.

Pitch Perfect's franchise-building song “Cups” and George Michael’s “Freedom! ’90,” the anthem of Pitch Perfect 3, are seamlessly mashed-up in the video.

Movies: Gina Ridriquez, Zachary Levi Cast As Mary, Joseph In “The Star”


Two of today's most talented actors – Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Zachary Levi (DC's upcoming Shazam!) – are cast as the voices of Mary and Joseph in Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a family film about the events leading up to the very first Christmas.

Watch the The Star featurette on Levi and Rodriguez at http://youtu.be/0fNMN_Ynsls.)

In the film, 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.

Bravely embracing her destiny, Mary is a strong, confident, and optimistic young woman who always treats others with love and kindness—especially Bo.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Movies: Big Meets Bigger In First Trailer Of Dwarne Johson's “Rampage”


Global megastar Dwayne Johnson headlines the action adventure “Rampage,” directed by Brad Peyton.

Check out the film’s newly launched teaser trailer below and watch “Rampage” in Philippine cinemas in 2018.

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Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth.  But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.  To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals.  As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend. 

 “Rampage” also stars Oscar nominee Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), Malin Akerman (TV’s “Billions”), Jake Lacy (TV’s “Girls”), Joe Manganiello (TV’s “True Blood”) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (TV’s “The Walking Dead”); as well as P.J. Byrne (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Marley Shelton (“Solace”), Breanne Hill (“San Andreas”), Jack Quaid (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), and Matt Gerald (TV’s “Daredevil”).

Peyton directs from a screenplay by Ryan Engle and Carlton Cuse & Ryan J. Condal and Adam Sztykiel, story by Ryan Engle, based on the video game Rampage.

The “Rampage” creatures are brought to life by acclaimed VFX supervisor Colin Strause (“San Andreas,” “X-Men: Apocalypse”), with five-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company Weta Digital (“The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”).


A New Line Cinema presentation, “Rampage” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Movies: Silence Is Survival In “A Quiet Place” Teaser Trailer



If they can’t hear you, they can’t hunt you.  Watch the teaser trailer of the supernatural thriller A Quiet Place now which has just been released by Paramount Pictures.

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A Quiet Place follows a family in the woods who have to live in silence unless they summon some kind of threat that is hyper-sensitive to sound. When a friendly game of Monopoly ends up going sideways, the family must fight to survive. John Krasinski directed and co-stars in the film alongside Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds.

The film is produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller.  Story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck, screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski.


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

Movies: “A Wrinkle In Time” New Trailer Displays Epic Scale


Walt Disney Pictures has launched the new trailer and poster for its upcoming fantasy adventure A Wrinkle In Time.

Check out the trailer at http://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ and the poster below, and watch A Wrinkle in Time in Philippine cinemas in March 2018.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Directed by Emmy-winner and Oscar and Golden Globe-nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time stars: two-time Academy Award-nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy-winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy-nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.
Produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield serving as executive producer, the film also boasts an impressive creative team featuring some of the most talented artisans working today, including: Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor, two-time Academy Award-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer and four time Emmy-nominee Ramin Djawadi as composer.


A Wrinkle in Time is distributed by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines).
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Movies: Fans Across PH Go All In As “Justice League” Grosses P287.5-M In 4 Days

DC’s iconic Super Hero team soared to #1 at the PH box office


MANILA, November 20, 2017 – Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League proved its might at the Philippine box office, earning a final opening weekend total of more than P287.54-M across 772 screens to become the #1 release in the country, and setting new records.

The big-screen team-up generations of fans have been waiting for, Justice League unites Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman with a new generation of big-screen Super Heroes: Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and Ezra Miller’s The Flash.

The epic action-adventure smash several records with this blockbuster opening, namely:
  • Biggest November Opening Weekend All-Time Industry Wide 
  • Biggest Warner Bros. Opening Weekend All-Time 
  • 2nd Biggest Opening Weekend for 2017, Industry-Wide 
  • 2nd Biggest Saturday gross in history 

Movies: This Is It! “The Greatest Showman” Full Trailer Reveal



Brace for a deeply moving spectacle in the world of showbiz with the full trailer reveal of “The Greatest Showman”.   GREATEST SHOWMAN full trailer

Hugh Jackman stars as the legendary P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman,” a heartwarming musical film inspired by the life of the man who invented show business.  Magical and moving, it’s a rags-to-riches story about a visionary who transformed entertainment with his legendary circus.  Michelle Williams stars as Barnum’s wife, Charity. Zac Efron plays his protégée and business partner. The film also features compelling performances by Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.


Directed by Michael Gracey, with soaring music from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the movie is infused with strong themes about imagination, acceptance, and family.

“The Greatest Showman” opens January 31, 2018  in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


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Monday, November 20, 2017

Movies: Andrew Garfield True-To-Life Role Of Polio-Stricken Adventurer In “Breathe”


Taking his hero role a notch higher, Andrew Garfield champions the severely disabled in his latest sweeping romantic film opposite Claire Foy in “Breathe” – the true story of a couple truly in love as they refuse to be imprisoned amidst a devastating disease, dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. “Breathe” is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.

“Breathe” producer Jonathan Cavendish had always believed that his father’s life story would be powerful material for a compelling film. Robin Cavendish (Garfield) had been a trailblazer, a remarkable, larger-than-life figure. He was diagnosed with polio in his late 20s and remained paralysed from the neck down. Totally reliant on a respirator that ‘breathed’ for him, he faced a life confined to a hospital bed. Yet he refused to accept that fate: with the help of his wife Diana (Foy), and their inventive and supportive friends, he found a way to live his life in the world, outside of hospital.

The couple’s wanderlust remains as strong as ever. In order for Robin to travel, an old Bedford van is adapted so his wheelchair can fit in the passenger seat. With a new zest for life, he admits he always wanted to see the sun rise over the Mediterranean. Diana organises the trip, including travelling with racehorses aboard a transport plane to carry the family and their van to Spain. Despite a nailbiting incident when the respirator burns out, it’s an idyllic experience for them all.  Having already survived beyond the point his doctors expected, Robin wants to forge ahead and help other severely disabled people. He secures financing for more wheelchairs like his own to be built, and attends a conference in Germany where experts on severe disability are astonished by what he has already achieved.

Movies: Benjamin Bratt Plays Legendary Departed Singer In “Coco”


Most recently seen in the big screen in Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange, Benjamin Bratt breathes life to pivotal character, Ernesto dela Cruz, in Disney-Pixar's new comedy adventure Coco.

In the film, despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.

Ernesto de la Cruz is the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. Revered by fans worldwide until his untimely death, the charming and charismatic musician is even more beloved in the Land of the Dead. “Ernesto de la Cruz’s catchphrase was ‘Seize your moment,’” says director Lee Unkrich. “And Miguel takes that to heart.”

Movies: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell Take On Co-Parenting In “Daddy's Home 2”


In 2015’s Daddy’s Home, audiences saw sensitive stepdad Brad (Will Ferrell) go to war with badass biological dad Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) for the affections of Dylan, Megan and their mother Sara (Linda Cardellini). Since then, Brad and Dusty have put aside their differences and settled into a working relationship as “co-dads,” but their lives are thrown into chaos with the holiday arrival of their own fathers: over nurturing Don (John Lithgow) and alpha male Kurt (Mel Gibson) in Paramount Pictures’ comedy sequel, Daddy’s Home 2.

Director Sean Anders says, “At the start of the film, we get the sense that Brad and Dusty have been killing themselves to be perfect dads, but they’ve been following Brad’s playbook, which has made Brad a little smug. They’re really making an effort to put their kids first, while harboring a lot of issues between the two of them.”

“I obviously loved working with Mark again,” says Ferrell of his third film with Wahlberg. “It’s nice to know someone well enough that you can hit the ground running, and I loved the idea of picking up and seeing how Brad and Dusty were handling the co-dadding, then adding their fathers into the mix.”

Movies: Jack-Jack's Powers Emerge In “Incredibles 2” Teaser Trailer


Watch the new trailer for Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2 which has just been launched by Disney-Pixar at http://youtu.be/ZJDMWVZta3M.

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in Incredibles 2 – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
Directed by Brad Bird (Iron Giant, The Incredibles) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles) and Nicole Grindle (Sanjay’s Super Team short, Toy Story 3 associate producer), Incredibles 2 busts into theaters in June 2018.


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Movies: Book-To-Movie “Wonder” Empowers The Young Against Bullying


Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of
August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school,  Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

“Wonder” stars Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts, Academy Award® nominee Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic and Jacob Tremblay. Spread from hand to hand, family to family, the book sold more than 5 million copies, but its impact went deeper as it also sparked a grassroots “Choose Kind” movement and inspired readers to share their own stories. The book soon lured Hollywood attention as well.

Part of the Wonder phenomenon has been empowering young people to more confidently confront the poison of bullying, bigotry and ostracism. “The book has sparked international anti-bullying campaigns,” notes producer Lieberman. “One of the most important things is that the story explores the many different ways people get bullied. Emotional bullying is a big deal to me, and it’s one of the reasons I really responded to the book. Bad behavior has been going on forever, but with social media you now have people treating others unfairly on an even wider spectrum, so the need for these kinds of stories is more timely than ever.”

Friday, November 17, 2017

Movies: Welcome Abroard The “Hotel Transylvania 3” Trailer


Get ready to have a monster vacation! Watch the new Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer now at http://youtu.be/CCc_svInn_Y.

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. 

It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

Returning for Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation are voice cast members Adam Sandler (Dracula), Andy Samberg (Johnny), Selena Gomez (Mavis),          Kevin James (Frank), David Spade (Griffin), Steve Buscemi (Wayne),       Keegan-Michael Key (Murray), Molly Shannon (Wanda), Fran Drescher (Eunice) and Mel Brooks (Vlad).

The film is directed by GenndyTartakovsky from a screenplay by Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers.


In Philippine cinemas 2018, Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movies: “Deadpool 2" Red Band Teaser Trailer Reveal


Ryan Reynolds’ donning of “Deadpool” turned the hero universe into a totally different genre that took the world pleasantly surprised.  A Marvel anti-hero known for his unrelenting and acerbic sense of humor,  the first "Deadpool" movie that was released in February 2015 became a worldwide smash hit with $783.1 million at the box-office so far.

With the latest release of the very unusual red band teaser trailer of the feverishly-anticipated sequel Deadpool is seen wearing a wig and carrying a paint palette, mimicking Bob Ross from the famous decade-long show “The Art of Painting” during the early ‘80s.   The red band trailer, suffused with creative expletives only Deadpool can deliver, gives the audience a peek of what to expect in the sequel – extreme action with his friends in the biz fighting villains such as  Cable (played by Josh Brolin), Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand) and Blind Al (Leslie Uggams). 

“Deadpool 2” is a 20th Century Fox feature film that will open in Phils. cinemas on May 30, 2018.  Follow 20th Century Fox (Ph) on Facebook,  20thcenturyfoxph on IG and YouTube, @20centuryfox on Twitter.

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Movies: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Unveils IMAX Poster


Now here’s something truly special.

The official Star Wars: The Last Jedi IMAX poster has just been revealed, a stunning image continuing the red-and-white color motif of the theatrical and character posters.

Luke looms large, opposite a helmet-in-hand Kylo Ren, with the film’s other characters below — including Rey, her cloak colored in crimson.

Check out the poster below 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).

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Movies: It's A "Jungle" Out There In The New “Jumanji” Trailer


Play the game, don't let it play you. Jumanji is calling. Columbia Pictures has just new unleashed the brand new trailer for its upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at http://youtu.be/ERxHD_n6hws.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.


In Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Movies: Inigo Pascual Sings Official PH Version Of “Remember Me” From Disney-Pixar's “Coco”

Inigo to perform the song live at Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall on Nov 15 at 4PM, Music Video Premieres Nov 17 in VEVO, Debuts on TV over Channel V Nov 18

November 14, 2017 – Fast-rising star and chart-topping recording artist Inigo Pascual will sing and appear in the music video of “Remember Me,” the lead song from Disney-Pixar's new animated feature “Coco.”


Inigo will perform the song live for the first time in a special show at the Venice Piazza Grand Canal Mall on Wednesday, November 15 at 4 PM. The public is invited to watch. Admission is free.

Meanwhile, the music video of Inigo's cover version will be launched on Sunday, November 17 in VEVO and will premiere on TV exclusively at Channel V on Monday, November 18.

The Philippines's localized music video aims to deliver the inspirational and positive message of “Coco” -- that family is forever and we must keep alive the memories of our loved ones.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Movies: Ezra Miller Flashes Lightning-Speed Powers In “Justice League”


Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) first appeared as Barry Allen aka The Flash in a cameo in Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and was again seen in the role in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Now, Miller takes center stage along with the other DC Super Heroes in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic action-adventure Justice League.

In the film, when Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) recruits Barry Allen, it’s experience meets enthusiasm, but what else has the younger man got? Unlike Wonder Woman’s or Batman’s years of fighting all manner of enemies, Barry admits he’s never actually done battle, stating nervously, “I’ve just pushed some people and run away.”

Of course, he can run—to call him fast is, according to Barry, an oversimplification. To say the least.

Movies: “The Star” -- The First Christmas Through Eyes Of Manger Animals


How do you tell one of the most famous stories ever recorded and bring it to the screen in a fresh, new way? This was the challenge facing the filmmakers behind The Star, Affirm Films and Sony Pictures Animation’s family film about the events leading up to the very first Christmas.

(Check out new footage from The Star at http://youtu.be/yzPQ5yuZrL8 and watch the film in Philippine cinemas December 6.)

“It’s the Nativity story from the point of view of the animals, and in this film, we follow Bo, who is the donkey that carries Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem,” explains director Timothy Reckart.