Friday, September 30, 2011


WARRIOR (2011)
Rising  stars Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton command the screen as two estranged brothers facing the fight of lifetime in Lionsgate’s WARRIOR,  a moving, inspirational action drama from acclaimed director
 Gavin O’ Connor.

An SM CINEMA Exclusive
28 September 2011

The youngest son (Hardy)  an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament -- a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton). 
Two brothers face the fight of a lifetime - and the wreckage of their broken family - within the brutal, high-stakes world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting in Lionsgate's action/drama, WARRIOR. An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives. 


What  Do You Fight For ?

That is the central question of director Gavin O’ Connor’s WARRIOR. The movie is an intense glimpse into the world of sport never before shown like this on film. More than that though, its an intense glimpse into a family’s journey from brokenness to reparation, and into the hearts of two brother’s- one fighting for his country while the other for his family- both tapping into immense stores  of vigor and courage.
WARRIOR thrives on the jusxtaposition of its portrayal of something as contemporary, infectious, and specific as the phenomenon that is mixed martial arts with a story that is thoroughly classic, a story of family. In fact mano-a-mano chronicles of estranged brothers confronting one another are one of the oldest themes in literature, and telling one in such a fresh setting was O’Connor’s primary inspiration for making the film. While the movie was indeed an opportunity for him to realistically dramatized a not-yet-mainstream sport with a major mystique, the story is really for and about “people who live warrior lives”, - everyday heroes fighting everyman fights for better opportunities and better relationships.

The movie has a touch of Asian culture wherein family incidents occurs and it so happen that one of the most acclaimed fighter is in Asia  which is here in the Philippines. A fighter that both fought the fight  one for his country and the other for his family. It is an action film that has its Western style which is Mixed Martial Arts but not quite acceptable in the field of Olympic sports. But somehow showed that poverty may stretch a person to be successful in life no matter what it takes. And in the end there is always reconciliation with regards to family enmity such as brothers who somehow does not understand their father because of some addiction and wayward lifestyle and both strive to survived in the name of their family and the other career and society.

Action, Drama

Running Time

139 mins

Nick Nolie, Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, 
William Mapother , Jennifer Morrison

Gavin O 'Connor

Clif Dorfman, Gavin O' Conor,
Anthony Tambakis

Showing: At all SM Cinema's nationwide (exclusive) September 28

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Korean Film Festival 2011 @ SM Cinema


  (L-R: SVP for SM Cinema Mr. Edgar C. Tejerero, Korean Ambassador Mr. Hye Min Lee
and SM Prime Holdings Inc. President Mr. Hans T. Sy)

The 2011 Korean Film Festival themed “7 Different Colors of Love” was formally opened on a Red Carpet Premiere of the film, “Secret Reunion” at the Mall of Asia Cinema 6 on September 19, 2011. SM Prime Holdings Inc. President, Mr. Hans T. Sy together with SM Cinema’s Senior Vice President, Mr. Edgar C. Tejerero welcomed the Guest of Honor, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Mr. Hye Min Lee.

The Film Festival is one of the highlights of the Korean Tourism Month Celebration that aims to promote Korean culture and tourism through films. The movies are screened for free and open to the public from September 20 to 25 at SM Cinema North EDSA, Mall of Asia and Sept. 28 to October 2 at SM Cinema Cebu.  The festival features the seven top Korean films : Secret Reunion, Scandal Makers, A Happy Life, My Dear Enemy, Hwang Jin Yu, For Eternal Hearts and Christmas In August.  
SM Cinema’s commitment to strengthen cultural exchange through films continues as it opens its doors to more International Film Festivals.  9.22.11

Friday, September 23, 2011


            Posing an opportune theme on looking and staying young, the futuristic action thriller “In Time” is set in a not-too-distant future when scientists have created a world where people stop aging at 25. The bad news though is that rather than being immortal everyone is genetically engineered with a body clock that gives them just one more year to live. Unless, that is, they can earn, buy, cheat or steal their way to some extra time.
            “In Time” is a film by Andrew Niccol which stars music artist turned actor Justin Timberlake opposite the multi-faceted actress Amanda Seyfried.  In the movie, Timberlake is Will Salas who is falsely accused of murder.  Will figures out a way with the help of a wealthy hostage Sylvia Weis (Seyfried) to bring down the system where time is money and where only the rich can live forever.   
            “In Time” is written and directed by New Zealand-born Andrew Niccol, whose previous credits include the screenplay and direction for “The Truman Show” and “Gattaca.”  “Gattaca” was ahead of the cinematic curve in its creative use of CGIeffects and in envisaging a future world where genetics have become a tool of social engineering. “The Truman Show,” meanwhile, was uncannily prescient about the voyeuristic reality programming that has changed the face of television over the last decade. Not surprisingly then, there’s seemingly a lot more to “In Time” than guns and car chases, even if Niccol insists that the film is first and foremost an action thriller with “a ticking clock in every scene.” “But, yes, it was definitely the theme of immortality, the desire to live forever, that sparked my interest,” the director concedes, adding with a smile that it’s no coincidence that “In Time” was shot in Los Angeles. “Los Angeles is the capital of staying young forever,” he explains.
“At the center of the story,” Niccol adds, “is this idea that in the future everyone is engineered to have a body clock that counts down the time they have left. And this invention is the death of all other inventions. So I think the film does comment a little bit on our seeming desire to stay young forever and what it would mean if we could do that,  but our psychology may not be able to keep up with our biology.”

                Amanda Seyfried, who recently starred in “Red Riding Hood” and “Mamma Mia” meanwhile, who clocks in at a spot-on 25 (inside and out), says that “In Time” is a completely original idea. The actress explains, “And such an amazing and intense concept – this thought that we may one day be able to switch off the gene for aging – but Andrew makes it seem entirely plausible and the characters feel completely real. I think there are very few writers who can do that: write a script with this extraordinary premise and create an imagined world that you absolutely believe in.”
Justin Timberlake says it was a similar response to Niccol’s script that made him eager to jump on board. “When I first read the script I just got totally caught up in the characters and the story. Will is basically an anti-hero, an ordinary guy who’s forced to become a hero and take on these incredible challenges, and that aspect of it really appealed to me: I wanted him to come from a real place and be street smart but not to have extraordinary abilities.  The film might be thought-provoking and give you something to talk about after you leave the cinema, but while you are watching it, the movie stays a couple of steps ahead of you the whole time and doesn’t really give you a chance to catch your breath,” Timberlake says.  
“In Time” opens  this October 28 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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             Sexy Comedy “What’s Your Number?” Dares Adults To Spill Out Numbers
            Noted for her canny portrayals in comedy films, Anna Faris stars in the risqué romantic comedy “What’s Your Number?” opposite the equally hot Chris Evans.
            Tapping the taboo in adult conversations on the number of sex partners, “What’s Your Number?” initially introduces us to Ally Darling (Faris) on a quest to find a husband.  Ally is a delightfully flawed woman who has just read in a magazine article warning that women who have had relationships with 20 or more men are unlikely to settle down and get married.  In a panic, she realizes that she has reached her limit and instead of looking for a new boyfriend, she decides to revisit her 19 exes hoping to find the ideal one.  Assisting her on this quest is her attractive neighbor Collin (Evans). 
            Commenting on her character’s habit of pleasing her boyfriends by adapting to them in different ways, “I think there’s a social pressure to be in a relationship, to get married and have kids.  In our opening scene, Ally is a vegan because her boyfriend is a vegan and she gets dumped.  Then there’s this wealthy guy and she pretends to be upper class and one of her boyfriends is British so she goes all out on the accent,” says Faris.
            “But I don’t think she’s being insincere, she says ‘here is how I’m going to make it work, I want to be in this relationship.  I’ve done that and I think lots of women have done that,’ reflects Faris on her character.
            Also starring on the film is Faris’ real-life husband Chris Pratt as Disgusting Donald, one of Ally’s exes.  His character triggered Ally’s desire to revisit her past relationships.  When they are reunited, he’s morphed into a total heartthrob. Sadly for Ally though, he is now engaged and not at all interested in her.  “I couldn’t be more proud of my wife.  A lot of actresses have their image to worry about or vanity; but Anna will fall down and have chocolate all over her face and toothpaste all over her mouth.  She’s the hottest clown in the world,” Pratt says.
            Faris brings Ally to life with her impeccable comic timing and authenticity that most women will easily identify with.  But Faris points out that Ally is a more complex heroine, “I’ve always loved the idea of a woman screwing up, not knowing what to do. This totally appealed to me because I keep hearing from my friends and other women that “What’s Your Number?” feels like their story.”
            “While the comedy is entertaining, the movie examines some serious issues on self-appreciation,” says co-scribe Jennifer Crittenden.  “Ally is trying to find the right guy who will also appeal to her family.  But ultimately of course, you have to follow your heart, your gut and be who you are. She needs to make her own choices based on who she is as a person.”
            Anna Faris has already displayed her comic talent in hits from the “Scary Movie” series, “Just Friends” and “House Bunny.”  Other impressive appearances in acclaimed dramas include “Lost in Translation” and “Brokeback Mountain.”
            It’s a date with your current and ex lovers when “What’s Your Number?” opens on October 5 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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Almost in the nude in the upcoming romantic quirky comedy “What’s Your Number?,” Chris Evans keeps mum about his number on women when asked in line with his upcoming sexy romcom opposite Anna Faris.
Evans plays Colin who willingly helps Ally Darling (Faris) in her quest to track past lovers who might happen to be her ideal one. Fun and sexy, Ally dismisses Colin as a potential lover because she sees him as a womanizing lothario rather than marriage material. The movie opens up a lot of questions on adult relationships in the most absurd way possible and Evans shares in the following q&a his thoughts on some of those questions.
Q: What do you think the film has to say about sex?
A: I think the film is is a ‘sexually forward’ film willing to tackle areas that traditional romantic comedies have not explored before. That’s what I love about great movies; they are always going to take chances and risks, and that’s what this film does. The more you can emulate life the better it’s going to be, and this movie really does a good job of taking the funniest parts of adult life and mirroring those back to the audience.”
Q: How do you find humanity and warmth in a character like Colin who is a bit of a rogue and a ladies man?
A: That’s what’s great about him. Even though he starts out as a womanizer, at the end of the day I think he’s a good man who has a good heart. He’s at a stage in his life where he’s not looking for commitment, but Anna’s character brings out in him. I think everybody’s looking for a soul mate, for love and a lifelong companion. I don’t care what they say, that’s what people want.”
Q: Do you prefer being a single man or do you want to settle down yourself?
A: Oh yes, I want to settle down eventually. These days everyone is liberated. You can do whatever you want to and to some degree that idea is socially acceptable. My philosophy in life is rooted in having no judgments one way or another about how other people choose to live their lives. Be a good person. Whatever you want to do is fine, whether you want to go out and have sex with a thousand women, or whether you want to marry at eighteen and pop out nine babies; just be a good person.”
Q: What has it been like to work with Anna Faris?
A: She’s just great. When I signed on to do this film I was ecstatic, because I cannot think of another actress who is funnier than Anna is. She’s hilarious both on and off camera. She’s also very smart, a really clever girl. Anna is always one step ahead and she really does her homework when it comes to acting.”
Q: What do you think men can learn from watching women talk about sex and relationships, which they tend to do so frankly and without inhibition?
A: I think men and women really aren’t too dissimilar at the end of the day, at least the women that I know. When you get them alone and talk with them, you suddenly think ‘man, you guys talk about the same stuff we do. This is kind of crazy.’ Any guy that who thinks that doesn’t happen needs to wake up because it sure does. In fact, sometimes women are worse! Guys will make sexual comments in broad strokes, but they don’t go into detail. Girls will give go into extraordinary detail. They really break it down.”
Q: What’s your number? (if you want to share that information!)
A: I’m not telling my number! What’s too high and what’s too low? If you’re 18 and you’ve had sex with 30 people that might be a bit high, but if you’re 40 and you’ve had sex with 30 people maybe that’s okay? It really depends on what you’re looking for. Maybe it’s not wrong to have sex with 200 women, who knows? By the way, that is not even close to my number. But I don’t judge; it doesn’t matter to me at all. I think that this movie is trying to express the idea that the preoccupation with people’s numbers is the very thing we need to start letting go of, because it’s an unnecessary judgment.”
Q: Is there a broader message that you deliver in the film about sex and romance?
A: “I think it says that whenever you do want to stop that part of your life (having different partners) and move on to try to find the person you’re meant to be with, you can do just that. The number of people you’ve slept with in your past should have no bearing on whether or not you’re able to find that one special person. I think there’s an idea people have that if you’ve had sex with too many people, you’re somehow soured and that number will eventually ruin you for true love. That shouldn’t be the case and that’s the message we’re trying to send in our movie: that whenever you’re ready to take the next step, whether you’ve had sex with two or 20, or 200, it shouldn’t matter.”
“What’s Your Number” opens October 5 in theaters from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Monday, September 19, 2011

SKETCHER'S Street Dance Battle 7

The Street Dance moves and competitions are famous and originated in the US and somehow   Sketcher  which is one of the Brand names known worldwide for Shoes ,Clothing and accessories for casual ,sports ect.  on its 7th time will continue to held competition here in the Philippines especially today on known schools all over the Metro.

The Battle has begun – Skechers Streetdance Battle 7 Kick-off Party

September 17, 2011 – The ultimate dance battle is on! The Skechers Streetdance Battle opened the grounds once more to close to 100 dance crews in an all-out dance battle.  Skechers has been bringing together the country’s finest talents in the biggest, toughest and hottest dance competition since 2005.
On its 7th year, Skechers Streetdance Battle pulled out all the stops at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall for the Grand kick-off party and the start of the eliminations. A total of 12 college dance crews pit their sharpened stunts and well-oiled moves against each other for their shot at eternal glory.
The annual Streetdance Battle has become more than just a dance competition. It has become the proving ground for the country’s up-and-coming dance crews. It has become the catapult to streetdance greatness.
The next elimination legs’ arena on September 24 and 25 is the SM Megamall. SM North EDSA, The Block then hosts the next elimination legs on October 2, 8 and 9. The Final Battle is set for November 12 at the Araneta Coliseum, where the finalists will battle for dance supremacy.
Last year’s competition set a lot of firsts as the Ateneo’s Company of Ateneo Dancers (CADS) finally bagged the top prize after coming in third and second the past years. Will the new champs defend their title this year? Or is UP Diliman’s previous dynasty scheduled for a comeback? With more crews participating this year, dance history is bound to be rewritten again.
This year’s ultimate battle brings the school spirit to the forefront with an online voting component. Fellow students, fans, family and friends can show their support online to decide the People’s Choice award powered by One high school and one college crew will be hailed as the People’s Choice Awardees and will win 20,000 each. In order to vote, visit and go to the Skechers Streetdance Battle page.
To make things even hotter, Skechers arranged for a dance clinic headed by Fil-Am international dance celebrity, Dumbo of POREOTICS—the winner of America’s Best Dance Crew Season 7 to prepare them for battle.
The Kick Off party, hosted by Sam YG and Show Suzuki  featured  the Philippine All-Stars and The Crew as guest performers to serve as inspirations to the dance crews present. Promos and special limited edition shirts were available for the taking. And to top it off, a great joint-promo with SM Department Stores and Skechers Concept Stores was announced:
•             A minimum purchase of 2,500-pesos worth of Skechers Footwear in SM Department Stores and               Skechers Concept Stores from September 15-30 entitles customers to be the first to purchase a maximum of two (2) Skechers Streetdance Battle Year 7 (SSB7) preferred seat Final Battle tickets          by presenting the receipt of purchase any time during the pre-selling period of October 1 – 16,                 2011 at participating SM Ticketnet outlets.
•             Customers can also choose to avail of a 20% discount on the SSB7 Final Battle ticket prices when               they present an SM Advantage card at participating SM Ticketnet outlets. Participating SM     Ticketnet outlets are: SM Bacoor, SM Calamba, SM Cubao, SM Dasmarinas, SM Fairview, SM           Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM Marikina, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM Pampanga,           SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM Sta. Mesa, and SM Sta. Rosa.
Skechers Streetdance Battle – Year 7 is made possible by Skechers, Skechers Fitness and Skechers Time, in cooperation with ETC, and media partners Meg Magazine, Clavel Sneaker Magazine, Magic 89.9, Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, and Special thanks to SM Department Stores and official event venues Araneta Coliseum and SM Supermalls. The event is conceptualized and organized by Brainbox.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011




“Glee” successfully tuned in to worldwide acclaim tackling teenage problems via its ensemble of perfectly flawed characters.  Created by Ryan Murphy, “Glee” has struck such a strong chord with young people in particular because it deals in a realistic way with issues facing teenagers that are often ignored, such as outward appearance, sexual orientation and disability, but it does so in an authentic and entertaining way. The cast is diverse, the storylines are strong and the show is infused with humor and wit. Nevertheless, despite its high wattage of uplifting music and dance, most guardians find the show’s depiction of teenage problems inappropriate for the little ones.  Thus, addressing the show’s curbed viewership, “Glee” steps up on stage reaching to broader audience as young as three in “Glee the 3D Concert Movie.”
Recently classified for General Patronage GP by the (local) Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, “Glee The 3D Concert Movie” is summed up as “Wholesome concert on people who feel comfortable about themselves with poignant life stories and issues that allow and encourage people to be more tolerant of one another; issues like dwarfism, having asperger’s syndrome, being gay, wearing glasses, being physically disable and the like.  An excellent concert movie that is suitable for children and adults, abled and disabled, straight and gay, big and small.”
Filmed during the recently concluded stadium-filled tours, Glee fans can expect to be bowled over by the big screen experience.  In character, tapping into the magical quality of the TV series, members of the Glee Club belt out ballads, show tunes and a rocking blend of sensational pop songs, all familiar from the show including covers of numbers that include Paul McCartney’s  ‘Silly Love Songs’ Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’ and Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’, which was Glee’s first hit.
Setting it apart from other 3D concert movies that have been released, director Kevin Tancharoen who has closely collaborated with James Cameron into filming Glee in 3D notes that the at the core of the film’s music and moves are the documentaries of the fans that perfectly tied in with Glee’s endearing resonance with the underdogs.  Ordinarily, many of the GLEE club members would be considered geeky, but the show depicts them as genuine and authentic teens.  What they have in common is charisma, warmth and above all, talent.
Exclusively released in 3D digital screens by 20th Century Fox thru Warner Bros, “Glee The 3D Concert  Movie” will open nationwide on September 21 for two weeks only – Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao,Iloilo, Bohol, Cagayan De Oro, Bacolod,GenSan, Tagbilaran, Pampanga, Angeles and Baguio.

Have watched the very First screening of the movie  and it was great the effects of the 3D just make you experience just like being in the live concert with the stars of GLEE. It communicates a lot with the young people of this age who is in the present generation, the way they perceive life , how they face life and many other different views of life that they are involved in as students and in every kind of personality and cultural background they may have. A positive outlook of life especially of the small people that having such defects  would not hinder anything if you are stong willed and character.