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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vin Dieasel is Groot in Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY


The star of the “Fast and the Furious” and “Riddick” franchises will lend his voice to Groot in Marvel's live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy," rounding out the team that includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista).

Featured in four of the six movies in the fan-favorite "Fast & Furious" franchise, Diesel has helped the series gross over $2 billion at the box office; and will reprise his role in "Fast & Furious 7." Diesel's most recent film, "Riddick," the third film in the franchise that has so far earned a cumulative $267.3 million across the globe, debuted this year at the top of the box office. In addition to lending his voice to several video games, Diesel's received great acclaim for his voice work in the celebrated animated film "The Iron Giant," directed by Brad Bird.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Nominate your favorite travel blog in the Skyscanner Bloscars 2014!


The biggest event in the travel blogosphere is here as Skyscanner announces the call for nomination for the Bloscars Travel Award 2014!

The Bloscars Travel Award 2014 is an award given by Skyscanner to travel blogs from selected countries in Europe and Asia. It recognizes the excellent work of travel bloggers in informing and inspiring travelers by sharing their adventures and first-hand experience. The competition will consist of three stages: the nomination period, the voting and selection of the Best Travel Blogs from each participating country, and the selection of the international winner.

Nominating your favorite travel blog is simple. Simply place in the URL of the blog in the form hosted in the Skyscanner news site (http://www.skyscanner.com.ph/news/skyscanner-2014-bloscars-travel-award). If you are a travel blogger yourself and thinks that your blog deserves to be nominated, you may do so. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten stars in the romcom THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG


One of television’s hottest rising talents Ryan Kwanten, who stars alongside Anna Paquin in HBO’s hit series “True Blood” brings his electrifying charisma on the big screen as he stars in one of the most anticipated romantic movies to open in 2014 – “The Right Kind of Wrong.”

Based on the novel by Tim Sandlin, “The Right Kind of Wrong” is a romantic comedy about a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher and fearless dreamer who risks everything to show the girl of his dreams all that is right with the wrong kind of guy.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Paul Rudd is Marvel's ANT-MAN!


Marvel Studio's "Ant-Man" has found its hero in Paul Rudd, who will star in the new film from director Edgar Wright hitting theatersJul 31, 2015!

The casting of Rudd represents the actor that Marvel and Wright had long ago identified as its first choice to play Ant-Man, continuing the studio's desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes. The film's plot is being kept under wraps.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite in BLENDED

The teaser trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures' new romantic comedy “Blended” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore has just rolled out and may be viewed at http://youtu.be/UQ8d9J-F_C0.

“Blended” marks the third comedy collaboration between Sandler and Barrymore, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies “50 First Dates” and “The Wedding Singer.”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chris Pine is an undercover agent in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT


Based on a script by Adam Cozad and David Koepp and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan : Shadow Recruit takes us back to the earliest years of the titular character’s career in the CIA, working for the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Working undercover in Moscow for a company owned by a mysterious billionaire (Branagh), Jack (Chris Pine) discovers a terrorist plot that would shut down the entire United States economy.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Witness the dominance of apes in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES


Caesar begins dominance as 20th Century Fox reveals the teaser poster of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Embeddable online poster here: http://www.dawnofapes.com/poster/

It feels good to wear our own country! -- the My Philippines Lifestyle shirts


If you've been following this blog for quite some time now, I bet you already know that I have this unique passion for the promotion of Filipino identity and heritage.  I've written about some of our country's interesting things, happenings, settings and human beings that would (I hoped) inspire my readers.  On my own, I find ways to be able to contribute to this advocacy.  I've been to Batanes, I've looked for Bulacan's last pastillas wrapper maker, I've experienced the Pahiyas and Pulilan Carabao Festivals and I've done a comprehensive research on Juan Luna, among many others.  

Aside from that, I'm also into collecting items that showcase the Filipino soul, may it be a souvenir shirt, display item, ref bmagnet etc.  In fact, I used to have several of the shirts with the Philippine map.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

GODZILLA teaser trailer unleashed!


Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just revealed the teaser trailer for their upcoming spectacular adventure, “Godzilla”.

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, the film pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Asian Superstar Jackie Chan makes a big comeback via POLICE STORY 2013


Jackie Chan faces another formidable challenge in his upcoming high-octane action movie “Police Story 2013.” Faced with a group of cold-blooded syndicate where his only daughter is acquainted with, Chan plays Zhong Wen, a dedicated ordinary police officer for over 20 years determined to eradicate evil under his watch.

Known for doing his own (even dangerous) stunts, Chan’s character Zhong finds himself trapped in the machinations of a syndicate revealed to be connected to a ruthless criminal imprisoned by Wen years back and had been exacting revenge since then.

No Nuts, No Glory! -- THE NUT JOB in 3D opens in theaters in January 2014


THE NUT JOB is a 3D animation from Captive Cinema that will drive us nuts as it opens in theatters in January 2014.

Surly, a mischievous squirrel and his sidekick Buddy have recently been banished from their city park dwelling by the animals in the community.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tom Cruise's EDGE OF TOMORROW teaser trailer unveiled!


Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “Jerry Maguire”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Looper”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”).

Watch the film's teaser trailer here which has just been released by Warner Bros.:

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meet the lead characters of THE LEGO MOVIE!


The lead characters of Warner Bros.' original, 3D adventure comedy “The LEGO Movie” get solo posters of their own which have just been launched online.

The characters receiving the special treatment are Batman (voice of Will Arnett), Benny (voice of Charlie Day), Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt), Lord Business (voice of Will Ferrell), Vitruvius (voice of Morgan Freeman) and WyldStyle (voice of Elizabeth Banks).

The Warmth of FROZEN -- FROZEN Movie Review

by Sine Gang (Anika and Anton Mangcucang):

Before you see the actual review, let me just introduce Sine Gang, the pool of TaDi's movie review contributors.  And among the first Sine Gangsters are siblings Anika and Anton Mangcucang, young students who are in grade school and high school respectively. They attended Disney's special block screening of FROZEN and made this heart warming review.

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the movie “Frozen”, comedy-adventure animation which all of us will love especially if you've been hit by films like Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Line Cinema's HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 begins filming


Filming has begun in Los Angeles on New Line Cinema’s “Horrible Bosses 2,” directed by Sean Anders (“Sex Drive”). The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey also reprise their starring roles, while Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success. 

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Vince Vaughn is a father of 533 children (!) in DELIVERY MAN


Vince Vaughn has starred in some of the biggest box office comedies of the past decade, winning over audiences with his characteristic deadpan delivery and scathing sense of humor. Having played the lovable Everyman many times before, DreamWorks Pictures' new heartwarming comedy “Delivery Man” serves as a departure for him as an actor. A touching story filled with honesty and hope – in addition to humor – the film gives audiences a glimpse of a more mature Vince Vaughn.

“Delivery Man” tells the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak (Vaughn) whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

THE HOBBIT sequel rolls out seven brand new character posters!


Seven brand new character posters for Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have been launched by Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures. The one-sheet artworks individually showcase the characters Bard (Luke Evans), Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thorin (Richard Armitage) and Thranduil (Lee Pace).

From Academy Award®-winning filmmakerm Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Keanu Reeves returns to the big screen via 47 RONIN


Keanu Reeves' fans, did you miss your favorite Hollywood actor?  Worry no more, Keanu Reeves is back in via 47 RONIN!

"47 Ronin" is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch ("The Gift"). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before.

Walt Disney Studios reveals MALEFICENT teaser trailer


A day after launching the teaser poster for the fantasy adventure “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie, Walt Disney has revealed the much anticpated teaser trailer.

 From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 teaser poster unveiled!


Chasing more adventures, the fearless best of friends Hiccup and Toothless stand earnest to conquer new highs in the latest teaser poster of the upcoming adventure movie “How To Train Your Dragon 2.”

Featuring the returning voice cast leads from the first movie, Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid) and Gerard Butler (Stoick) with vocal talents from Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, TJ Miller, Craig Ferguson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The movie also features additional new voices from Djimon Hounsou as Drago Bludvist, Cate Blanchett as Valca and Kit Harrington as Eret.

How to avoid jetlag the Pinoy way!


foydi in one of his travels
According to a recent survey by Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site, 54% of Filipinos have flown with long distance transmerdian flights. This often results to desynchronisis or what is commonly known as jet lag, which results to poor sleep upon arrival, poorer mental performance and increased fatigue.

“In an ideal world, to prevent jetlag we should begin taking on the habits of destination time zone before we leave home,” says Tony Gherardin of National Medical Adviser at the Travel Doctor – TMC. “That is, eating at the same time and sleeping or resting at the same time as what you would be doing at that destination. Of course this isn’t always possible at home or even while flying.”

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