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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Owen Wilson shifts from comedy to action in NO ESCAPE (Opens August 26)


In No Escape, Owen Wilson plays Jack Dwyer, an American who relocates his wife (Lake Bell) and two daughters to Southeast Asia for a new job. It looks like a promising new life reboot for them, but everything is turned upside down when they find themselves in the midst of a violent civil war, with one side targeting Westerners. Dwyer is just an average guy, with no real survival skills except his paternal instincts, but Pierce Brosnan pitches in as a company man better trained for the spiking violence. The trailer is intense, and the new exclusive poster evokes its most heart-pounding moment.

Wilson is supposed to be talking about his new action movie, which opens Aug. 26. ( in the Philippine and U.S.)  He’s happy to do so… eventually. But what’s the hurry, man? He wants to know how your summer is going. He wants to know about your kids, their ages, whether sons are easier than daughters. “I think I would like to have a daughter,” says the father of two young boys. “I think it would be very interesting. Just having been around so much male energy my whole life: one of three boys, went to an all-boy school, then military school, now two sons, never been married.”
He laughs that Owen Wilson laugh. “I think it would probably help me.”

Here's the much awaited trailer of VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN


Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic novel about the eccentric scientist, Victor Frankenstein, and his quest to create life, was first published in 1818 and has captivated generations of readers and later, cinema audiences, ever since.

With a screenplay by Max Landis, Paul McGuigan directs and his stellar lead duo  – including James McAvoy as Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe as Igor give life to the beloved legendary monster in “Victor Frankenstein.”   At the core of this new Frankenstein story – just like with Holmes and Watson – is the friendship between Frankenstein and Igor.

Here's the much awaited trailer of the film:

McGuigan’s film is an action adventure thriller where McAvoy plays the titular role of Doctor Victor Frankenste as a brilliant scientist at the forefront of pioneering medical research. He wants to save lives and then becomes obsessed with the idea of creating life itself.          

Myx TV's new website and Youtube series featured on VideoInk


Myx TV, the only English-language multicultural Asian American entertainment network in the U.S., has again received major mainstream attention when VideoInk, the most reputable source for breaking and daily news on the online video industry, ran a story on Myx TV's revamped, mobile-friendly website - www.myxtv.com - and announced the channel's three new original series exclusively for the new Myx TV YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/MYXTV)

"We recognize that a growing number of our audience prefer to view video content on their smart phones and tablets so it was critical to overhaul our website to give them the best viewing experience on these platforms," said Myx TV General Manager Miguel Santos.

ASEAN youth camp slated for August 28 to 30 in Antipolo, Rizal


The fire and passion of youth can spark and steer various advocacies. To enhance the youth sector’s ability to champion causes, the ASEAN Youth Leaders Association (AYLA) shall stage the 3rd AYLA Advocacy Camp from August 28 to 30 at the Phillip’s Sanctuary in Antipolo, Rizal.

Entitled ASEAN POV: Discover Yourself, Define ASEAN, the three-day camp features talks from top Filipino advocates, including CreatiVoices Productions founder Pocholo Gonzales, United Nations Population Fund Philippines Youth Advisory Chairperson Joey Dela Cruz, and Angat Kabataan ng Taytay President Tobit Cruz. The programme includes workshops, sharing sessions, cultural presentations – even an adventure race.

Friday, August 21, 2015

20th Century Fox releases latest trailer of highly anticipated film THE MARTIAN


Left alone to survive, Matt Damon takes on the titular moniker in the latest space adventure set in the 2030s “The Martian” where his character Mark Watney got stranded on Mars when he was accidentally left by his team in their haste to abort the mission.

Based on the bestselling novel self-published by Andy Weir, the trailer further revealed the overwhelming odds Damon’s character Watney faces in order to survive...and after being presumed dead.  The trailer’s recent reveal held at Pasadena at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was attended by Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott together with the book’s author Andy Weir, astronaut Drew Feustel and NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director Dr. Jim Green.

Bestselling book ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL movie adaptation opens in cinemas on September 16


“This is the story of my senior year in high school and how it destroyed my life,” so Greg said of his life in the highly acclaimed and award-winning movie based from the bestselling book by Jesse Andrews of the same title, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is this year’s winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.  In 2013, Jesse Andrews’ thought-provoking and moving young-adult novel Me and Earl and the Dying Girl took readers by surprise with a truly contemporary coming-of-age story, packed with smart original dialogue and fully realized teen characters.

Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga and more become pixelated creatures in PIXELS! (Opens August 26)


Not only does the unique plot and hilarious comedy of Columbia Pictures’ “Pixels” distinguish it from the crowd, but the film also looks different from other summer films. “Most visual effects movies – including movies I’ve been involved with – set out to create extraordinarily realistic visual effects,” director Chris Columbus explains.

“On Pixels, we were aiming for something you’ve never seen before. When these videogame characters come to life, they take on this pixelated form with an aura lit from within, and constantly moving. It’s literally a three-dimensional version of the 8-bit games you used to see on your arcade screen.”

Animated SCOOBY-DOO AND THE GANG returns to the big screen!


Fire up the Mystery Machine! Scooby-Doo and his crime-busting pals will soon embark on a brand new comedy adventure, as Warner Bros. Pictures prepares to bring the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise back to theaters beginning September 21, 2018.

The announcement was made jointly today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Universal Pictures unveils EVEREST new poster and trailer (Opens September 16)


Universal Pictures has released the new poster and trailer for its gripping, survival thriller “Everest.” The trailer may be viewed here:

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, “Everest” documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Chris Evans directs and stars in date movie BEFORE WE GO - Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas


Chris Evans’ directorial debut in the romantic movie “Before We Go” wherein he also stars opposite Alice Eve starts showing at Ayala Malls Cinemas on September 2.

Set in Manhattan, the story follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central. Over the course of one night, they form an unlikely bond and the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for exploration into each other and themselves.   Evans stars as Nick Vaughan, a trumpet playing street performer who serendipitously met Brooke Dalton, played by Alice Eve, in Grand Central Station who got stranded in New York after she has been robbed.  Volunteering to make it through the night, the duo spend the wee hours wandering around the city embarking on a night of destiny.

Electrolux champions #spacetobreathe advocacy for children with asthma


Electrolux invites everyone to send 10,000 straws to school staff members and other decision makers across the globe in the #spacetobreathe initiative.

A straw can be more than just something for drinking. Electrolux, a global leader in home appliances, gives this everyday item a new meaning in their latest campaign to raise awareness on a potentially serious illness— asthma.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

PIXELS features a comedy powerhouse cast! (Opens August 26)


To capture the comedy in Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure “Pixels,” the filmmakers brought in an all-star cast of comedic film talent. Adam Sandler (who also produces the film) and Kevin James were tapped to lead the team of unlikely heroes who are called upon to save the world. Joining them are Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan.

“The five of them together are just so wonderful,” says director Chris Columbus. “There’s a natural camaraderie and real charisma between the five of them. They truly create a team.”

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Judd Apatow's TRAINWRECK opens on August 26 exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas


No contemporary filmmaker has chronicled the messy human experience with the eye and ear of a comedic cultural anthropologist like Judd Apatow. Hits as varied as those he’s directed, like “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” and those he’s produced, like “Superbad” and “Bridesmaids,” are all unified by their honest, unflinching, comic look at how complicated it is to grow up in the modern world.

Apatow has also built a history of helping break distinctive new comedy voices into the mainstream, from Seth Rogen to Lena Dunham among many others. Now, in his fifth feature film as a director, Apatow again brings a portrait of an unforgettable character, and a portrayal by a breakout new comedy star, together in “Trainwreck,” written by and starring Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”) as a woman who lives her life without apologies, even when maybe she should apologize.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

DARK PLACES' Charlize Theron and Gillian Flynn talk about good book-to-film adaptations


Adapted from the novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), the dramatic thriller Dark Places follows Libby Day (Charlize Theron), mother and two sisters were brutally murdered when she was only seven years old.

Now 25 years later and broke, Libby agrees to appear at a gathering of true crime aficionados to help them re-examine the crime by revisiting the most tragic moment of her life.
Academy Award winner Charlize Theron and author Gillian Flynn talked about why dark female characters are so interesting, being truthful to the embodiment of a full woman, the importance of turning up at the box office for female-driven films, the fascination with true crime, and what makes a good book-to-film adaptation.

Friday, August 7, 2015

BLACK MASS advises to keep your enemies close


The main poster and new trailer of Warner Bros.' new gangster thriller “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp have just been launched by the studio. Watch the trailer here:

The film is based on the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob, about the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger. The film stars Oscar® nominee Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Joel Edgerton (“The Great Gatsby”) as FBI Agent John Connolly. The film is directed by of Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”).

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Henry Cavill is a Super Spy in MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.


Before he reprises his Superman role in the much-anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” scheduled for release in March 2016, Henry Cavill will first tackle the role of CIA super spy Napoleon Solo in Warner Bros.' slick action-thriller “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

Cavill and Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) team up in the film as, respectively, CIA operative Napoleon Solo and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin—two fierce rivals from opposing sides of the Iron Curtain who are ordered to put aside their differences and work together to subvert a global catastrophe at the height of the Cold War.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Watch out for ZOOLANDER 2!


Take your first look at the really, really good-looking model Derek Zoolander who returns to the big screen after a 14-year absence. Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the very first teaser trailer of “Zoolander 2,” the sequel to the 2001 hit comedy “Zoolander” starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who are both reprising their original roles.

THE INTERN main trailer now online!


The main trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Intern” starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, has just been released and may be viewed here:

The film is written and directed by Nancy Meyers (“It’s Complicated,” “Something’s Gotta Give”).
In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).

Monday, August 3, 2015

FHM's Sexiest Jennylyn Mercado is the new Avon Intimate Apparel Ambassador!


Avon Fashions, the number one intimate apparel brand in the Philippines, is proud to welcome FHM's Sexiest Jennylyn Mercado as its newest intimate apparel ambassador.

 Jennylyn’s star first shone after her winning stint at StarStruck reality talent competition in GMA.  From then on, Jennylyn has become a household name in the industry and she has shown her mettle and versatility in acting, singing, songwriting, modeling, and hosting. Her film English Only Please last Metro Manila Film Festival earned her critical acclaim and box-office success while her TV soap Rhodora X where she played a woman with split personality gave her acting recognition and ratings lead.  Indeed, the multi-talented beauty embodies the true nature of a modern Filipina - striking, confident, well-rounded, and grounded.

A deadly revenge against high school bullies in THE GIFT


The sins of the past is a couple’s present nightmare in the psychological thriller “The Gift” starring Joel Edgerton which he also wrote and directed along with Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall.   “The Gift” is produced by award-winning and blockbuster makers Rebecca Yeldham and Jason Blum who are also behind the worldwide success of films such as “The Kite Runner,” “Whiplash,” “Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge,” “Insidious,” “Sinister” and “Ouija” franchises.

“The Gift” poses the deadening question “What if someone you wronged long ago comes back to the present through a chance encounter? Such thought-provoking reality is astutely presented in “The Gift” where Simon (Bateman) and Robyn (Hall) play a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Edgerton) at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years.

Michael Bay's new actioner 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIER OF BENGHAZI unveils first trailer


Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for director Michael Bay’s new action-thriller “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” which may be viewed here:

Based on the non-fiction book by Michtell Zuckoff, the film tells the story of the six members of the security team that fought to defend the Americans stationed at the embassy in Benghazi when it came under attack. John Krasinski leads a cast that includes James Badge Dale (“Iron Man 3”), Max Martini (“Pacific Rim”), Pablo Schreiber (“Orange Is the New Black”), and David Denman (“The Office”), and the screenplay was penned by The Strain author/writer Chuck Hogan.

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks team up for BRIDGE OF SPIES


A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan (Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm. The film is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The new FANTASTIC FOUR strikes in theaters this August 5 in Philippine cinemas!


The Fantastic Four stories are about characters who did not have to wear masks, and who sometimes clashed with each other. The comics were set in the real world so readers could identify even more with the Four.  The reason the comic has endured so many years is because of its familial dynamics. Such essence was what director Josh Trank and producer/screenwriter took from the original books, along with the elemental fun, adventure and optimism.

In this year’s “Fantastic Four,” pioneering filmmakers director Josh Trank and scribe/producer Simon Kinberg contemporize the re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team that centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways.  Set in contemporary New York, this retelling focuses on the Four before they become a team – when they were four young idealistic adventurers who make a headstrong leap into the unknown.

Professor X and Harry Potter actors lead cast of VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN


James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in “Victor Frankenstein,” this year’s grand spectacle of a production and character driven film contemporizing one of the most beloved literary and film classics of all time under Paul McGuigan’s direction.

In the coolest and electrifying reimagining of the mad doctor and his creation, James McAvoy takes on the titular role Doctor Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant scientist at the forefront pioneering medical research. With his research and experiments on trying to save lives, he then becomes obsessed with the idea of creating life itself.  Radcliffe, on the other hand, plays Igor, Frankenstein’s trusty and equally brilliant assistant from whose perspective the movie treads on.

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