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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Witness how Tom Cruise did the impossible plane stunt in MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION (Opens July 30)


In Paramount Pictures' new action-thriller “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” Tom Cruise outdoes himself as he takes on one of his biggest stunt challenges yet: hanging on the outside of a plane while it literally takes off. Into the air!

Tom Cruise fulfills the mission impossible by doing the death defying plane 'stunt' himself!

20th Century Fox releases MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS' latest trailer


In the latest and heart-stopping trailer reveal of “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” the characters are again pitted against a series of death-defying obstacles in their continued search for the truth on who they really are and where they’re going after escaping the Maze.

Based on the (second) bestselling book series by James Dashner,  Dylan O’Brien returns who reprises the role of Thomas, the biggest question for his character faces in “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is whether he did the right thing by challenging the status quo and leading the Gladers out of the maze.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The West Philippines Sea is also an environmental concern

The dredging of coral reefs to build artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea has alarmed conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). In April 2013, poaching vessel F/V Min Long Yu destroyed 3902 square meters of seabed in the Tubbataha Reefs. Ongoing reclamation in a half-dozen reefs has now obliterated 1.2 million square meters – 310 times the damage wrought on Tubbataha.

Mechanical dredgers which cut, crush and compact corals have also stirred up sediments to smother adjoining reefs. This threatens the biological productivity of the West Philippine Sea – a spawning and feeding site for endangered sea turtles and high-value fish like tuna.

First full trailer of James Bond movie SPECTRE revealed!


Excitement builds up as the action-packed, first full trailer for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, is unveiled by Columbia Pictures and may be viewed here:

SPECTRE follows the release of SKYFALL, the biggest Bond film of all time, which took in $1.1 billion worldwide.

In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.

Much awaited manga movie ATTACK ON TITAN opens on August 12


The most awaited Manga anime adaptation of the century is about to open in local cinemas on August 12 – “Attack on Titan,” the live action movie based on the phenomenal series by Hajime Isayama “Shingeki no Kyojin” where human survivors enclosed themselves in a city protected by towering walls when giants invaded their town.

Living within the remnants of their village, the humans have lived peacefully for a hundred years after the Titans’ attack but soon find themselves fighting for their lives when a giant suddenly reappears in their midst.  Once again, mankind is under the terror of titans, a beast which feasts on human flesh.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A road trip to friendship in PAPER TOWNS (Opens July 22)


Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.

The heart of “Paper Towns” rests in its depictions of friendship and its accompanying adventures, mysteries and even the aggravations that pull young people together at a significant point in their lives.  Q, Ben and Radar are the best of friends.  Their circle of friendship grows with Margo’s disappearance. As Green explains, “Q, Ben and Radar are extremely tight but as their high school years come to a close, they grapple with the fact that their friendship is soon going to be different.”

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence is a tycoon in major awards contender JOY


The latest Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro onscreen reunion happens in “Joy” – the movie’s trailer debut sees the stars in a family comedy drama directed and written by David O’Russell.

 “Joy”  is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

20th Century Fox unleashes FANTASTIC FOUR's final trailer


The final trailer reveal of the most powerful superhero “Fantastic Four” has just been released by 20th Century Fox:

In the concluding series of the movie’s series of trailer releases, it shows Reed Richards during his younger years inventing a teleportation machine.

Mark Wahlberg is back as the ultimate best buddy John Bennett in TED 2 (Opens July 22)


Mark Wahlberg (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) returns as John Bennett, the best buddy any guy would want to have, in Universal Pictures' adult comedy, “Ted 2.” The film is the follow-up to 2012's “Ted,” the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.

In the sequel, John's best friend, Ted - a living, talking, foul-mouthed teddy bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) – is fighting for equal rights in the eyes of the law when he wants to have children with his new bride.

Discover what's happening in your head in Disney•Pixar’s INSIDE OUT


Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy, whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear heads up safety, Anger ensures all is fair and Disgust prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

Warner Bros. releases PAN main trailer and poster art


The original relationships of iconic characters Peter, Blackbeard and James Hook are emphasized in the main trailer of the action-adventure “Pan” which may be viewed here:

Warner Bros. Pictures has also released the film's main poster art to accompany the trailer launch.
From director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bicol's Big Fish is Back!


Late afternoon and we’re holed up in a hut along the coast of Tiwi in Albay, trading fish tales and waiting for fishermen to return. Sitting around us are their wives, mending nets and eyeing the swelling crowd of kids cajoling in the surf. This time of year, highly-prized bankulis or yellowfin tuna pass through Albay by the thousands.

Bankulis or yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) are the most highly-prized fish in Bicol's Lagonoy Gulf. A fisher shows off a 39-kilogramme fish. A decade ago, golden-finned bankulis were much larger. (Gregg Yan / WWF)

The first of the outrigger bancas arrive, unloading a decent haul of pundahan or skipjack – small, striped tuna which have proven surprisingly resilient to commercial fishing. Bancas two and three return empty-handed while a fourth disgorges a tub of galunggong or scad. Few yellowfin tuna are landed.



The latest trailer for the much-awaited movie animation of all time, “Peanuts Movie” has just been released from Blue Sky and 20th Century Fox:

“Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz once described himself as "born to draw comic strips." A Minneapolis native, he was just two days old when an uncle nicknamed him "Sparky," after the horse Spark Plug from the "Barney Google" comic strip. Throughout his youth, he and his father shared a Sunday-morning ritual of reading the funnies. After serving in the army during World War II, Schulz got his first big break in 1947 when he sold a cartoon feature called "Li'l Folks" to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. In 1950, Schulz met with United Feature Syndicate, and on Oct. 2 of that year, "Peanuts," so named by the syndicate, debuted in seven newspapers. Schulz died in Santa Rosa, Calif., Feb. 12, 2000 – just hours before his last original strip was to appear in Sunday papers.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Warner Bros. unveils latest BATMAN V SUPERMAN trailer at the 2015 Comic-Con


The new trailer of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has just been unveiled by Warner Bros. Pictures at the 2015 Comic-Con. Watch it here:

The highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Channing Tatum goes back to the grind in MAGIC MIKE XXL


Channing Tatum reprises the title role and again serves as a producer on Warner Bros. Pictures' “Magic Mike XXL,” the highly awaited sequel to the 2012 worldwide hit “Magic Mike.”
Three years after Mike Lane (Tatum) quit the stripper spotlight for a different kind of life, he’s come to realize he traded one grind for another. The business he launched isn’t exactly crushing it, and the girl he thought was the one…wasn’t. But it’s more than that. Tatum explains, “You definitely get the sense that something vital is missing. He’s just not ‘switched on’ the way he was when he was dancing.”

For Mike, it was never just about the money. Or the women, or the parties, or the fame. It was his passion. And the crew he left behind? They were the best friends he ever had.

Paul Rudd gears up as ANT-MAN (Opens July 15)


In Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” multi-talented actor Paul Rudd (“I Love You, Man,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”) takes on the role of Scott Lang, a master burglar who becomes a Super Hero when his mentor, the original Ant-Man Hank Pym, takes him under his wing.

Explaining the relationship between Hank Pym and Scott, Rudd says, “My character Scott has nothing to do with Hank Pym. In fact, Scott is just getting out of jail where he’s been because he used his unique skill set to take down a corporation. But Hank Pym has singled him out; he’s found out who he was and has been watching him and sets up this scenario where Scott has to resort to his old ways. Scott winds up breaking into Pym’s house to get some money to help pay child support for his daughter, who’s really the only thing he cares about. Pym arranged the whole thing and has been pulling the puppet strings.”

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Get to know the crazy but adorable MINIONS - Kevin, Stuart & Bob!


As the story of Universal Pictures' new adventure comedy “Minions” begins, the Minions are currently masterless in the frigid Antarctic, having grown despondent the more time they spend without a master to serve. Over the centuries, they have had such great intentions for their numerous bosses, but in true Minion fashion, they end up accidentally getting each and every one of their masters killed. When the Minions finally do meet Gru, they’re more relaxed and less insecure. In 1969, however, they’re still in the middle of a steep learning curve.

Although Kevin, Stuart and Bob are very much Minions at the core, it was crucial to provide differentiation not just to their look, but to their unique sounds. Producer Janet Healy says that it wasn’t until the Illumination team began developing “Minions” that they started discovering their distinct personalities. “It was hard at first because the Minions have always been a group that share characteristics of impatience and childishness and buoyancy,” she says. “When we decided to differentiate these three characters and track them, we realized how to make our heroes very distinct and show what each of them are thinking and feeling through their pantomime and sounds.”

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