Thursday, May 29, 2014

DRAGONS HAVE ALL MOVED IN WITH GERARD BUTLER IN “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2”


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From DreamWorks Animation, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is even more exciting than the first Oscar-nominated film. The 3D adventure is stunning, with beautiful animation, great characters and a powerful storyline about a boy named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon, Toothless.
Gerard Butler returns as Hiccup’s dad, Stoick The Vast, mighty Chieftain of the Island of Berk. Hiccup, now a young man, is contentedly flying with Toothless and exploring the frontiers of the Viking world, much to the annoyance of his father. Stoick feels it’s high time his son stepped up to his leadership responsibilities and his heritage. As the plot unfolds, Hiccup has to defend the villagers from the power-crazed Drago (Djimon Hounsou) and his army of dragon trappers. And in a dramatic twist to this exhilarating coming of agestory, there is an emotional family reunion with Valka, Hiccup’s courageous mother (Cate Blanchett),an inspiring dragon protector.
“At first I thought it would be impossible to surpass the first one, which was so magical, but they have surpassed it. There are some fantastic surprises in this film and we get to see the other sides of Stoick. I love the relationship between Stoick and Toothless, it’s hilarious, it’s touching, it’s heartbreaking and really inspiring. I think audiences will relate to that relationship because we’ve all been there. We have all had issues with our parents who have affected us in powerful ways and many people have kids, so they’ll relate in that way too,” Butler muses.
Into the character the second time, Butler says that “Stoick the Vast is still a big, hairy mountain of a man. He’s burly and brawny and he’s loud and obnoxious, but he’s also a great leader and protector. He cares more about his people than he does about himself. He has learned that his way is not necessarily the way it should have been. His rules are, well number one: you live for the people. You’re a warrior. You have to be ready to lay down your life for those greater principles. It’s all about defending custom and principles and tradition. Stoick is bound by those principles in a way that’s stupidly stubborn, but he believes it’s the only way this place [Berk] is going to survive—if everybody toes the line. He tries to pass that on to his son.”
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Hailing from Scotland, Butler’s Stoick has special meaning for the actor. “Vikings are in our blood in Scotland. Everything that I’ve been given as an actor comes from my culture, my nation and through my blood. So the role was fantastic for me. There is a warrior mentality in Scotland. Even as I was doing [the 2007 film]300, I would think of the hills in Scotland, I would think of my ancestors and what they’d been through. I used my passion for my country to play Leonidas in 300. I would almost hear his voice echoing through the ages. And it was the same with Stoick. My favorite three places on the planet are Scotland, India and Iceland. Whenever I think of those countries, my stomach starts churning in the best kind of way, just bristling with excitement. Scotland means the most to me, though, because it’s my life. I grew up in that country, wanting to make it as an actor and wanting to go to Hollywood. But it was always through the prism of me as a Scottish kid – a Scottish kid doing well,” enthuses Butler.
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It’s not just the superb animation that the actor is excited about, but also the lessons everyone can learn from the movie. “Yes, there’s the theme of tolerance here and is something that I have a very strong opinion about and it is an interesting question. Both movies are about tolerance and the courage that comes with tolerance. The Vikings are learning to trust and they actually realize that dragons are beautiful. That is great because it’s often natural for Mankind to fight instead of trusting. But we can be brave and rise above that. One little kid [Hiccup] comes along and says, ‘Why don’t we just listen and pay attention and really see each other?’ You realize that these dragons have their own integrity and they’re as scared as we are. This new film shows how we can face people who are way less tolerant than us and come from a dark place. I think that is a great lesson for the world we live in right now. If everyone would just pay a little more attention and be a little more tolerant, we would live in a far better place.”
A DreamWorks Animation film, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” opens June 11 in theaters nationwide from 20tn Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.










Wednesday, May 28, 2014

LIFESTIVAL: A Rare Night of Worship Celebration



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Get ready for a night of insightful stories and inspiring songs as international and local musicians and artists join together in a rare opportunity to lead in worship celebration, namely (1) Dove Awardee and international contemporary Christian group The Katinas, (2) Philippines’ pop rock princess Yeng Constantino, (3) singer-turned-minister Ray An Fuentes (4) hip-hop and R&B singer Quest, and (5) new praise and worship team Firebrand.
Happening on June 14, 2014, Saturday, 7:00PM, at the Mall of Asia Arena, LIFESTIVAL Word and Worship Celebration is a free thanksgiving offering from Life Oil® in celebration of its fifth anniversary.

Everyone who is interested to avail of free Lifestival ticket will only have to like the official Facebook page of Lifestival and send a private message that include the following: complete name, address, mobile number, and the message LIFE IS GOOD! I WANT A FREE TICKET TO LIFESTIVAL WORD AND WORSHIP CELEBRATION! A confirmation message will later be sent individually to all those who will qualify for free tickets, with details on how to claim their free tickets.
About 10,000 people are expected to grace the event, including those from various organizations, companies, and churches, headed by the massive network of G12 member-churches. G12 Coordinator for the Philippines and Doulos for Christ World Harvest Ministry’s founder and senior pastor, Bishop Oriel Ballano, will also share the Word of God.
LIFESTIVAL Word and Worship Celebration is also supported by the Philippine Airlines, Malaya Business Insight, BusinessWorld, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, The Edge Radio, positivelypinoy.com, 106.7 Energy FM, 702 DZAS, Savory Chicken, and Greenlite Banner. Lifestival is a special event managed and staged by Huper International events and productions specialist.
 
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ED SHEERAN’S SONG IN “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS”


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John Green’s global bestseller struck a chord not only with young adults, but with readers of all ages, when it came out in 2012. The film, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is equally compelling, bringing Green’s indelible characters to life on screen. It tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Woodley) and Gus Waters (Elgort), who are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a cancer support group. Friendship and a shared sense of humor turn into something much deeper for the pair and we are swept along on their extraordinary journey as they embark on a quest that takes them thousands of miles away from home, to Amsterdam.
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Ostensibly centered on two teenagers with cancer, at its heart “The Fault In Our Stars” is moving, funny and upbeat, about the joys and heartache of first love. In short, the film is an insightful celebration of life. There is powerful chemistry between the two stars of the film. Directed by Josh Boone (“Stuck In Love”), the consummate supporting cast includes Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe.
The British musician Ed Sheeran whose music videos in YouTube and songs are widely followed and anticipated, watched an early version of “The Fault In Our Stars” and was immediately inspired and affected by the remarkable movie. Sheeran signed on to write a song for the film: ‘All Of The Stars’.
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“Julie Greenwald, who runs Atlantic Records, my record label, kept saying: ‘have you read this book, “The Fault In Our Stars”? You need to read this book, it’s amazing. They’ve made a movie of it.’ She just kept saying it and then eventually I watched the film and it is amazing! I had a bit of an emotional breakdown and tweeted about it, and I saw the huge reaction just from one tweet. I cracked! I was like, ‘cool, let’s do it.’ I realized there was a pretty sizeable fan base for the book and the upcoming film. I was so excited that I was asked to write a song for the film. I wrote ‘All of the Stars’ and I’m very glad to be involved,” shares Sheeran on how his song for the movie came to be.
When he was only 20 years old, Ed Sheeran’s highly praised EP ‘No. 5 Collaborations Project’, reached number 2 on the iTunes chart. His multi-platinum debut album called ‘+’ (plus) established him as a global presence. In 2011, Sheeran won two Brit Awards, [one for British Breakthrough Act and another for British Male Solo Artist]. He performed with Elton John at the 2013 Grammys, toured with Taylor Swift on The Red Tour and played at the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony. He was nominated for a Grammy for ‘The A Team’ in 2013. This year he was nominated for another Grammy, for Best New Artist. Sheeran has contributed to many film and television soundtracks. He wrote the original song ‘I See Fire’ for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” He wrote two songs for the popular group One Direction, which were in the film “One Direction: This Is Us.” His songs have been featured in TV shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Vampire Diaries.”
Sheeran continues to share that, “I wanted to make a very emotive song that would make people cry, I guess. For people who love the book and love the movie, I hope this song makes them cry. That’s the goal. You wouldn’t watch the film if you didn’t want to cry and have a good release. So I hope the song gives people a release. I wanted something very anthemic and euphoric to lead the audience out of the film and to give it emotion.”
“The Fault In Our Stars” opens June 5 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.







Monday, May 26, 2014

MUTANTS RULE AT P175 MILLION


“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST” DOMINATES PHILS. BOX-OFFICE OPENING

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It was an epic battle that waged epic receipts at the Phils.box-office as the biggest ensemble in the X-Men universe, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” bowed at number 1 in the Phils. Box-office on its opening weekend (May 21 – 25) with P175 million haul from almost 400 screens nationwide.
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Helmed by Brian Singer, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” has dominated the local market with about 84% over-all market share and is now the Biggest Fox Film to open this year so far. Likewise, the movie is now the Biggest Opening Weekend for a Fox film all-time and the Biggest Opening Weekend for the franchise.
The outstanding box-office receipt is due to the rave reviews and repeat viewing eclipsing the entire lifetime gross of “The Wolverine” (P172M). The movie has also surpassed that of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (P155M) and is the 2nd Biggest Opening weekend industry-wide (international and local) for the year next to “The Amazing Spiderman 2” (P251M).
With almost 900,000 admissions nationwide, the top theatres who raked in hefty bulk of receipts in the box-office is led by SM Megamall at P8.2 million followed by SM Mall of Asia at P7.8M and Trinoma ranks third with P7.7M. Still within the top five theatres are SM North Edsa/The Block at P6.3M and Glorietta4 at P5.9M.
Completing the list of top 20 cinemas that contributed to “X-Men: Days of Future Past’s” outstanding opening weekend are SM Cebu (P4.16M); Greenbelt 3 (P4.11M); Alabang Town Center (P3.99M); Greenhills TheatreMall (P3.98M); Eastwood (P3.92M); SM Southmall (P3.8M); Bonifacio High Street (P3.69M); Ayala Cebu (P3.6M); Powerplant (P3.4M); Gateway Cineplex (P3.36M); Shang Cineplex (P3.31); Newport (P3.1M); Robinson’s Ermita (P2.8M); Market!Market! (P2.7M); Robinson’s Magnolia (P2.53M) and Robinson’s Galleria (P2.51M).
Playing alongside other movie titles on its opening week in the Phils., “X-Men: Days of Future Past” holds top spot at P175M followed by “Godzilla” (2nd week) at P29M, “The Amazing Spiderman (4th week) at P6.6M, “So It’s You (local film – 3rd week) at 1.6M and “Twin Sisters Ghost” (1st week) P.87M.
Featuring a stellar cast including Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Shawn Ashmore, Evan Peters, Fan Bingbing and Lucas Till, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, in order to change a major historical event and fight an epic battle that could save the mutants and humankind’s future.
Available in 2D, 3D and 4DX format, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is still showing in almost 400 screens nationwide from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.







The Secret to a smooth, clean shave (Philips Aquatouch)


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Tired of nicks, cuts and rusty blades? It’s time to go electric!
 
When it comes to truly good grooming, a smooth shave is a must for men, especially for business meetings, religious gatherings, or a special date. But a lot of men have grown wary of razors—it’s a hassle to put on and wash off shaving cream, a burden to replace rusty blades, and literally quite a pain to suffer nicks and cuts.

For a fast, easy and pain-free way to get a killer shave, it’s best to go electric. And with the Philips AquaTouch wet-and-dry shavers, you can get a smooth, clean shave—even while in the shower.
 
The Philips AquaTouch comes in two models, the AT890 and AT750, which are both designed to give a comfortable dry shave and a refreshing wet shave. The AquaTouch features an inbuilt Aquatec seal which makes the shaver fully waterproof and optimized for use with shaving gel or foam.  This means enhanced skin comfort and minimal skin irritation.

The Philips AquaTouch also has rounded low-friction protection caps that adjust automatically to the curves of your face, as well as a Super Lift & Cut feature that lifts hairs away from the skin before cutting them to guarantee a close shave.
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The AquaTouch AT890 is a shaver that utilizes DualPrecision shaving heads that have slots to shave the normal hairs, and holes to shave even the shortest stubble. The full width Pop up Trimmer is the perfect accessory of this model to groom your sideburns and moustache. In addition, the AquaTouch AT890 3-minute quick charger provides enough power for one shave.

Both the AquaTouch AT890 and AT750 models can function for more than 40 minutes with cordless power which is equivalent to at least 14 shaves.

                                                          
                                            
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Furthermore, the Philips AquaTouch has been shown to deliver a satisfying shave along with less skin damage compared to a regular blade. In a recent study, dermatologists found that 75 percent of the users tested experienced zero nicks or cuts from wet shaving with the AquaTouch after 3 weeks of use. This is compared to users who experienced an average of 13 nicks and cuts after using their own razor blades.[1]
 
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In terms of reliability and convenience, the Philips AquaTouch also delivers, as it has a long-lasting battery as well as self-sharpening blades that do not need replacing for three years. This means long-term affordability, with the AquaTouch being 40 percent cheaper than blade shaving over three years.

So for those looking to take their grooming to the next level—and enjoy less hassles and costs in the process—give the Philips AquaTouch shavers a try.


 





About Royal Philips Electronics Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

In November 2011, Philips launched The ‘+’ Project program, a multi-year program aimed at improving the health and well-being of people in Asia Pacific. The ‘+’ Project is focused on improving the quality of urban living by helping to build livable cities, promote healthy living and work towards healthcare systems that are affordable and accessible. It combines the expertise from Philips’ business sectors and the company’s innovation capabilities and aims to achieve tighter collaboration with governments, municipals, health authorities and other relevant stakeholders to improve the quality of people’s lives across the region. The scope of this program covers the ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand and Korea. For more information, visitphilips.com/plus.







































Sunday, May 18, 2014

Jack of Trades and Travel: David Guison and the Lenovo Vibe X



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When you have rising blogger and photographer like David Guison, who has an interest in lots of things from photography and fashion to food and travel, you need a smartphone that comes with a diverse range of features to match his needs---and this can only be the Lenovo Vibe X.


Whether it’s about expression his style in fashion, perfecting his craft in photography, trippin’ around the city, or indulging in his love for food, David Guison seems to be everywhere in the Manila scene.

It seems that pursuing his interests has become a lifestyle and even a career for the 23-year-old blogger and photographer. And a big part of his lifestyle is reflected in the different choices that he makes for his personal gadgets. This is where Lenovo steps in in his life, as it is that one technology brand that evolves with his lifestyle and interests.

The brand ambassador of life
David Guison, sometimes referred to by friends as Dave or DG, has come a long way from being a casual blogger who only documented (and re-blogged) things that interested him to becoming his own person and opinion leader in the digital scene.

The shy kid from the old days has not only become an inspiration to his peers, but he has also become one who could pursue his love for travel, which comes with the territory of blogging.

“I’ve been spending a lot of my time travelling. It’s something that I really enjoy doing and I’m happy my blog is getting a lot of travel opportunities,” says David. “I get to experience new culture and I get to be creative in bringing new content for the blog by combining my love for style and travel.”

As expected, those days of traveling come with a lot of documentation, from snapping pictures to making sure that he’s still connected to his fan base. After all, the work of a blogger doesn’t only start and end from 9-to-5—it’s a lifetime’s worth of pursuing a passion.

Because of this, David finds comfort in the fact that his Lenovo Vibe X, to which he is an ambassador for, is able to keep up with the all-around demands.

“In this day and age, we feel the need to document everything. From the outfit we’re wearing, the events we go to, even the food we eat!” he says. “I use my Lenovo Vibe X to check and reply to emails when I’m on the road. When I wait for my next meeting or event, I play my favorite games and apps on my phone.”

When the not-so-techie meets the easy-to-handle smartphone

Of course, owning devices and being able to easily understand technology are two different things, and David admits that, even though he has a multimedia arts background as his undergraduate degree, he’s hardly a techie who’s knowledgeable about the latest gadgets.

“My friends think I’m a noob when it comes to gadgets. I guess if you compare me with their knowledge on gadgets, I’d have to agree with them. I don’t really have the patience to play around with my gadgets,” he says.

Still, that doesn’t mean that David doesn’t enjoy his own techie toys, as he confesses to even having three different cameras—“one for my outfit photos, one for events, and one for travel”—and acquiring the latest gadgets that he needs in his line of work.

It’s also an added bonus that the Lenovo Vibe X, though having the latest technology in smartphone today, is actually handy and easy enough to use.

“I’m happy with my Lenovo Vibe X because it looks amazing. It’s fast and pretty much has everything I need and want in a smartphone.”

Always on the go, always up to date

Juggling all of the things that David does on a daily level is no quick work, which means that he also need the kind of gadget that won’t get in the way of accomplishing them.

“I’ve had bad experiences where I was required to do live tweeting/Instagram posts for events but my phone would keep hanging or the apps would always crash! So annoying! This, however, has never happened with the Lenovo Vibe X,” he says.

Perhaps it’s the fact that he admits to not being able to survive without a gadget—and especially so, when each aspect of his lifestyle seems to be accompanied by at least one gadget. “I don’t think anyone can! Technology has become a huge part of our lives whether we like it or not.”

Lenovo Vibe X: All that he needs, when he needs it

David Guison Lenovo Vibe X One can say that the hodgepodge of David’s interests—be it culture, lifestyle, fashion, food, photography, or the many other things he’s dabbling as of late—matches the Lenovo Vibe X perfectly.

With its mix of high-quality specs that can compete with the latest and top smartphones in the tech scene, there’s hardly anything more than he wants from it.

You have the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS, which David compares to others that he has tried as the only one that has not caused him crashes or problems during shoots or events. He also appreciates the camera, which features a 13-megapixel rear camera that can take 1080p HD videos (“Perfect for my Instavids!” as David says) and a 5-megapixel front camera for the occasional selfie.

Truly, the Lenovo Vibe X also matches David’s style, as it is one of the premium smartphones that combines a sleek and slim finish with all the horsepower to juggle the operations within.

“The Lenovo Vibe X smartphone is perfect for my lifestyle since I’m always on the go. I’m always out for meetings, events, shoots, travels so I’m happy to have a gadget that caters to all my needs,” says David.



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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

JOURNEY OF FOREVER STARTS ON JUNE 5 IN CINEMAS: “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS”


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“The Fault In Our Stars,” this generation’s widely read story of love and its infinities from scribe John Green will finally unfold on the big screen on June 5 in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox. The “The Fault In Our Stars” celebrates the power of young love in all its magic, power and complexity.
The film follows Hazel and Gus, played by today’s well-loved pair – Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, as their relationship develops from their first meeting at a cancer support group until the time they set off on a surprising and exciting journey to Amsterdam.
For all the characters, it was paramount that every aspect of their lives felt authentic. Producer Wyck Godfrey notes that, “John Green said the reason he loves writing about teenagers is that they are not yet that cynical. In some ways they live very openly, haven’t yet been become jaded, and it’s a beautiful time for them. Teens are impulsive and will say and do anything. One of the most fascinating things about Gus, Hazel and Isaac is that their illnesses don’t change that.”
The filmmakers’ insistence on verisimilitude led them to visit cancer support groups. “When Josh Boone and I got together with the actors, the first thing we said is that we must represent this experience and situation in an honest way,” Godfrey explains.“The only way to do that was to spend time with young people who are patients and meet with the doctors treating them, as well as with the parents going through it all with them. When we got to our shooting locations in Pittsburgh, we reached out to the hospitals and the cancer centers and asked for their help with this.” The production made contact with several patients either going through treatment or in remission, many of whom became a valuable part of the production, appearing in scenes set at the story’s cancer support group. “These young people have been so important to the movie not only because they lent their talents on screen but because it’s given all of us an opportunity to talk about their experiences,” says Green.“What we found is that what started off as research questions, like, ‘Tell me what it’s like …”ended up with us talking about movies, cars, girls and whatever else. It was a joy just getting to hang out with them.”
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Prior to and during production, Green’s book was a touchstone for everyone connected with “The Fault In Our Stars.” “My favorite thing about the book,” Godfrey says, “is when you put it down you feel like, ‘Every one of us should attack life with the energy that Hazel and Gus do.’ At their core, Hazel, Gus and Isaac are experiencing many of the same things that teenagers have gone through for generations.”
Adds Shailene Woodley: “It is an honor to have brought to the big screen one of the most powerful fictional characters I’ve ever met. “The Fault In Our Stars” rewrote the way I look at each breath.” Woodley’s views on the story, themes and characters mirrored those of her director and the producers. “The Fault In Our Stars” is a love story about two kids with cancer, but it’s not about cancer,” she explains.“I was so deeply moved by Hazel and Gus, who are able to see things that a lot of us are too busy living our lives to see.”
The object of Hazel’s affections, Gus, played by Ansel Elgort, is someone who believes in big, heroic gestures. He’s brash and tough, but also possesses an appealing intelligence. Gus is a complicated figure: he’s a former high school basketball star, and his favorite book – until meeting Hazel – is based on a videogame. At the same time, he’s an intellectual who enjoys giving long, thoughtful monologues.
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For Elgort, Gus was exactly the part he was looking for. Like so many others, he was a fan of the novel. “Above all, the book is full of beautiful ideas that make you think about life and love,” he notes. Tackling his most challenging role yet, Elgort credits Woodley as a source of strength. “I’ve had some moments in this film that have been harder for me than any in my career, so having Shailene by my side made it a lot easier.”









Monday, May 12, 2014

QUICKSILVER: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN IN “X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST” (3D)


xmen_gallery_art_future_Wolverine_ “X-Men: Days of Future Past” features more mutants than have ever been on screen together before for a massive adventure launching us from an apocalyptic future back into the world of the First Class team. In Days of Future Past, a years-long world conflict between humans and mutants has taken its toll on their numbers, and now a scant few remain, including Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Driven to near extinction by the technological terrors unleashed by Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), the team forms a desperate plan: time travel.
Using Kitty Pryde’s powers, Wolverine’s consciousness will be sent back into his younger self in the 1970s, where he’ll have to track down and help the First Class versions of the characters in order to stop Trask. But that will be even harder than it sounds, as in this era, the X-Men team is just as disparate, with Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and the rest either at odds or in a low ebb. Can the younger versions of the mutants save their future?
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Going back in time to prevent the mutants’ annihilation in the future, Logan aka Wolverine, Hank McCoy aka Beast and Charles Xavier/Prof. X employs the help of a young hiding mutant named as Peter Maximoff who later will be known as Quicksilver to bring Erik Lensherr aka Magneto out of the most secured prison built after being accused in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Faster than the speed of sound and light, this fast moving mercury marvel successfully led the young Magneto out of prison to help mutants stop the Sentinel program and save both human and mutantkind.
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Quicksilver is another key mutant character in the 1970s scenes. Quicksilver’s power, as his name suggests, is his superhuman speed, which up until meeting the X-Men, he has employed for petty theft and teenage mischief. “Wolverine knows Quicksilver in the future,” says Singer. “But in the past, he’s a kleptomaniacal kid with an attitude. The only way they can enlist Quicksilver’s help is to appeal to his penchant for troublemaking, asking him if he’d like to break somebody out of the Pentagon.”
Singer and director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel used high-speed phantom cameras and photo-sonic technology to film the Pentagon break-in and escape sequence, one of the film’s most technically intricate and visually arresting scenes. The scene was shot at 3000 frames per second with Quicksilver running along the walls in the Pentagon kitchen, parallel to the ground. “We’ve never experienced this on film before,” says Singer.
The technology required the use of enormous lights rigged above the set, each powered by about 40,000 watts. “The set was so brightly lit, we had to wear sunglasses just to work on it,” Singer adds. “The actors had to close their eyes until the moment they started shooting.”
It was also important, according to screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg, to continue the First Class story without needing a direct connection. “We didn’t want it to start or a month, or even a year after the last movie. We wanted to give it a big breadth of time so that you would meet these characters in some ways for the first time again, so we set the movie 10 years later than First Class ended and in doing that, part of my responsibility as the writer was creating a timeline so we can just give the actors a sense of who they've become and how they got there over the span of the 10 years we haven't seen.”
Don’t blink – Quicksilver will speed up in Philippine cinemas when “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (3d) opensMay 21 nationwide from 20th Century Fox be distributed by Warner Bros.








“DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” (3D) LATEST TRAILER REVEAL


DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES_ One of the most awaited movie of the 20th Century Fox has just revealed the latest hair-raising trailer of “Dawn of The Planet of the Apes” where the apes have risen to become the stronger species and man is fighting to stop their increasing dominion over Earth. See full trailer reveal here on link below,
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The movie takes place 10 years after the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Directed by Matt Reeves, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” takes man on an all-out war against the primates on who will finally inherit the earth.
Starring Jason Clarke, Keri Russell and Gary Oldman , “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (3D) will open on July 9 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Ben Askren The Greatest Welterweight Champion in MMA @ OneFC


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                                         Record: 12– 0 – 0
                                         Height: 178cm
                                         Weight: 77kg
                                         Gym: Evolve MMA
                                         Nationality: USA

Ben Askren is the greatest Welterweight competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Since making the transition to MMA from wrestling, he has faced twelve top foes and has dispatched all of them without trouble.
Prior to MMA, Askren was a legend in wrestling. He won all 87 of his matches in both the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 season while competing for the University of Missouri and picked up the prestigious Dan Hodge trophy twice and also the Rev Wrestler of the Year and the Schalles Award.
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Askren also represented the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics, where he reached the quarterfinals. He made the transition to mixed martial arts in 2009, defeating some of the best Welterweights in North America. He comes to Asia in search of new challenges and will get one when he meets BakhtiyarAbbasov at ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY on May 30.
 
About ONE Fighting Championship™
With a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship is Asia's largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization.  Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia.
ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.








LIAM NEESON’S DANGEROUS AFFAIR WITH THE “THIRD PERSON”

 

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From Paul Haggis, director of Oscar winning film “Crash,” comes “Third Person” starring a powerhouse cast led by Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Kim Basinger, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis, James Franco and Moran Atias that tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal.

The idea for “Third Person” started within days of finishing shooting The Next Three Days, Haggis’s last film. It began with a series of conversations between Paul and actress Moran Atias, who suggested Paul should write a multi-plotline film about love and relationships. Shared stories and painful and joyous anecdotes about love and relationships turned into fiction over the next months as the characters took form and the stories slowly found shape. Paul found this the most challenging of his screenplays “because I wrote it all wrong, from the inside out. I let the characters tell me where the story was going, and often they just wouldn’t speak to me – or worse, they lied to me” he said with a wry smile.

Haggis enjoys exploring complex characters, “While we don’t often see it in movies, I believe people often take actions that are completely contrary to their needs, and make little to no sense to those around them. How often have you seen a friend and asked ‘why is she with that horrible man?’, or vice versa. Sometimes they are too close to see what is so blindingly clear to us. And other times what is clear to us is simply a mirage. We think it’s the awful woman using the lovely man, when in truth the lovely man is just much better at hiding his crueler intentions”.

“I had all sorts of questions about relationships that I couldn’t answer. Like how do you deal with an “impossible” person? Do you try and get what you need by changing them? And in the rare event that you succeed, do you change them into someone you no longer love? Or if you know in your gut that someone is lying to you, what are your options? What happens if you decide to trust a totally untrustworthy person? Is complete belief transformative? Do people come to embody the virtues or sins we imbue them with? In matters of love, do you only truly win if you surrender? Or does the victor just walk away with the cruelest of smiles, as our egos will warn us? And if some of us are doomed to only fall in love with the wrong person – is that wrong person really the right person, we just can’t recognize it? As you can see by these questions, in relationships, I am that impossible person.”

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Reminiscent of Paul Haggis’ “Crash,” the tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome - three couples who appear to have nothing in common and only tangential connections. But there is always a third person in any relationship -- perhaps not romantically, perhaps you aren't even aware of their existence, but they are there. At its heart, Third Person is much more than a collection of love stories -- it is a mystery; a puzzle in which truth is revealed in glimpses, and clues are caught by the corner of your eye -- and nothing is truly what it seems.

“Third Person” opens on June 18 in cinemas nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.

Friday, May 9, 2014

DIRECTOR DEAN DEBLOIS AT THE HELM OF “HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2”

 

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In 2010, the Oscar nominated hit from DreamWorks Animation, “How To Train Yo ur Dragon” became a global phenomenon. Audiences were captivated by the story of Hiccup and his Night Fury dragon, Toothless. At the end of the last film, Hiccup had brought peace to Berk and at the outset of the fantastic new adventure; Vikings are no longer slaying dragons; tolerance and trust have replaced prejudice and fear. Hiccup and Toothless will soon be seen again in “How To Train Your Dragon 2” in 3D when in opens in local cinemas on June 11.

In the latest movie, the two are living in a Utopian society, but there is trouble looming as Hiccup, now a young man, discovers while out exploring with Toothless that the ruthless conqueror Drago Bludvist (voiced by Djimon Hounsou) is hell-bent on destruction. He is building a dragon army. It is up to Hiccup to face his destiny and tackle the daunting challenges that lie ahead.

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He discovers an unexpected ally: his long lost mother Valka (Cate Blanchett). Valka disappeared many years ago and it emerges that she is in fact a dragon whisperer who has an uncanny connection to these amazing creatures. Presumed dead by both her husband Stoick (Gerard Butler) and their son, she has spent two decades rescuing dragons from traps and keeping them safe in an Arctic, dragon sanctuary.

Astrid, Hiccup’s champion dragon racer girlfriend returns, voiced by America Ferrera, as do other familiar characters from the first film: Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) Tuffnut (T.J. Miller) and Gobber (Craig Ferguson) with Kit Harington joining the cast as the dragon trapper, Eret, Son of Eret.

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With wonderful acting and cutting edge technology, the coming of age story from DreamWorks animation is gripping, funny, immersive and breathtaking. Directed by Dean Deblois, the sequel draws out a larger story from the original and sees a whole new set of problems organic to Hiccup’s age as he matures. Further, DeBlois shares, “Hiccup is on the cusp of being a man and he is dealing with a whole new set of problems. His dad Stoick would love him to succeed as Chieftain of Berk and he’s in the process of preparing Hiccup to finally take over that mantle and become the new leader. But Hiccup is more interested in exploring the far reaches of the Viking world. Then he happens upon a destructive force that’s heading his way. Hiccup realizes that he has to stop this force from coming to Berk and taking the dragons away from the people who love them.”

Moreso, there are new lessons to learn in the sequel. “Well,I’m always careful not to be didactic; I don’t want to be preachy. But it does examine the idea that there are people out there who try to demonize the ‘others’in a way. The dragons appear to be intimidating from the outside. But as Hiccup has discovered, once you get to know them, they’re actually warm and lovely and they better the lives of the humans around them. Drago represents a character who wants to continue to demonize the dragons because he can use that to his advantage. If people fear dragons, then they are under his thumb, because he controls them. I do think that there are modern metaphors” DeBlois further narrates.

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With Hiccup, Toothless, their friends and the rest of the Berk villagers living with the dragons and soaring into higher heights of adventure, the amazing scenes have been filmed with the latest in software animation. The director further reveals that “A lot of the beauty comes from the new technology that we’re using, a new generation of software for animation and lighting. It means we can have a more sophisticated, subtle and gorgeously rich look to the film. We worked with Roger Deakins, [acclaimed English cinematographer] who was also our lighting and ‘look’ consultant on the first film. He brings a very specific expertise that comes from his rich filmography in live action movies. Although we have caricatured characters and sets and larger than life settings in our film, the rocks, the fur, the hair and the textiles are all lit as though it’s a live action film and that means the light is really interesting.”

Canadian-born Dean DeBlois started his career at Hinton Animation Studios and worked as an animator on the television series THE RACCOONS. Joining Sullivan Bluth Studios in Ireland, he worked on the animated films, “Thumbelina” and “A Troll in Central Park.” DeBlois served as head of story on the Disney hit MULAN. He wrote and directed “Lilo & Stitch” with Chris Sanders. The talented filmmaker collaborated again with Sanders, to write and direct “How To Train Your Dragon.” His many accomplishments include directing the live action film HEIMA, which documents alternative/post-rock band Sigur Rós’ concerts in Iceland.

A DreamWorks Animation film, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” opens June 11 in local cinemas nationwide from 20thCentury Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

SHAILENE WOODLEY’S LITTLE INFINITIES - “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS”

 

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May 7, Manila - In less than a month, the world’s most anticipated love story from the worldwide tearjerker book of the same title – “The Fault In Our Stars” will finally open in Philippine cinemas on June 5.

Already marked on everyone’s calendar who had been touched, moved and affected by the young adult bestselling novel by John Green, June 5 marks the larger-than-life infinites of Hazel and Gus’ (played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) on the big screen.

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“The Fault In Our Stars” is the story of two remarkable teenagers who fall in love and embrace life despite the strong odds against them. Both are smart, funny and sarcastic. When they meet at a support group, Hazel Grace Lancaster is instantly smitten with Augustus Waters. The feeling is mutual. Hazel is battling cancer; Augustus is in remission and has been given the all clear from his doctors. Despite dealing with serious health concerns on a daily basis, health doesn’t dominate life for Augustus and Hazel. Far from it. They are normal teenagers, excited about first love and getting to know each other. It’s clear from the start that there is strong chemistry between this attractive pair. They don’t see eye to eye on everything, but their connection is powerful and they both have a great sense of humor about their circumstances.

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Shailene Woodley takes on the role of Hazel Grace Lancaster. The young star of “Divergent” and “The Descendants” says “The Fault In Our Stars” will forever leave a lasting impression on her. “It was truly one of the biggest honors of my life to be a part of this project. Both the film and novel explore the most powerful and universal themes. The story taught me that all is fleeting, that nothing is guaranteed, and that however long or short a life you live, it is the small moments that mean the most.

“I wanted the role so badly I sent John Green a long, long email about how much I loved the book, and how I had to play Hazel,” Woodley continues.“So I sat down with the studio executives and producers and said, ‘I’ll be a P.A. or an extra, just please, please let me be a part of it!’”

Fortunately – for Woodley and the filmmakers – she was able to keep her day job, largely, says Boone, thanks to her spectacular audition. “We read close to 150 actresses for the role, and I saw about 50 of those. Within ten or fifteen seconds of Shailene’s audition, I knew she was Hazel. She held up her script pages and just her eyes were peeking over them. Shailene has these incredible, expressive green eyes, and she could do so much with them. She was emotionally available and creates such nuanced and subtle work. I don’t know how she does it; it’s like some kind of magic.”

Woodley’s views on the story, themes and characters mirrored those of her director and the producers. “The Fault In Our Stars” is a love story about two kids with cancer, but it’s not about cancer,” she explains.“I was so deeply moved by Hazel and Gus, who are able to see things that a lot of us are too busy living our lives to see.”

Woodley worked hard to capture Hazel’s many shadings and complexities. “Shailene understands Hazel so deeply,” says Green. “She gives a raw, honest and totally unselfconscious performance. I’m so grateful for what she’s done with the character.

“Hazel is a pretty sarcastic person with a gallows sense of humor,” the author continues. “But she’s always very loving and deeply concerned about the effect her illness has on the people around her, particularly on Hazel’s parents. She doesn’t want to be what Hazel calls a ‘grenade’ – whose death causes pain and destruction. I mean, she’s a vegetarian who says to Gus, ‘I want to minimize the casualties.’ She possesses an under-appreciated kind of heroism.”

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In addition to capturing Hazel’s many qualities, Woodley was tasked with conveying her physical limitations, chief of which is her need to be hooked up to a cannula – a flexible tube attached to an oxygen tank. Here, again, Woodley’s research was important. “I met with a lot of people who had been on oxygen, one of whom said it was like breathing through a straw,’” she comments.

“Hazel is somebody who knows who she is and understands at a young age that life is fleeting and that none of it matters really and that we’re all insignificant. She realizes that to waste your time worrying or stressing about anything, or trying to make a mark on the world is just a waste of time, because there’s no way to guarantee anything. So she lives for the small moments and she appreciates those moments. I think it is a huge thing for someone to understand that at such a young age. I found the character very inspiring. And I really related to her sarcasm and dry wit,” concludes Woodley.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

HUGH JACKMAN: BINDING THE PAST AND FUTURE DAYS OF X-MEN

 

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With his near-impervious Adamantium-bonded bones and his remarkable ability to heal, Wolverine has, over the years, become one of the best-loved heroes in the X-Men films and one of the most iconic superheroes to make the leap from comics to the big screen. In 20th Century Fox latest “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” he’ll be tested to the limit as his consciousness is sent back through time to help his friends stop one of the most dangerous threats they’ve faced yet.

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Directed by Bryan Singer, the movie sees Hugh Jackman’s Logan/Wolverine as the tie that binds the days of future and past. Jackman has played the character of Wolverine seven times over 14 years, which he describes as an “incredible and rare gift.” It is the character that has defined his career, but has never limited him as an actor. Jackman knows Wolverine better than anyone, and he describes Logan’s return to the X-Men universe as a “rebirth.”

“Logan sees himself, for the first time in a long while, as part of the X-Men team,” Jackman continues. “He has come to terms with the fact that his anger is his greatest weapon. He is a warrior at peace with himself now. Being the only mutant with the capacity to heal himself, Logan volunteers to travel back in time to prevent the mutant apocalypse that the X-Men of the future are facing.”

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Wolverine’s mutant abilities make him the only member of the X-Men capable of making the journey. Director Bryan Singer explains: “Going back that far in time would rip apart the mind of anyone else. There’s only one person who has the regenerative capabilities to survive the experience, and that’s Wolverine. Since he doesn’t age, when Wolverine’s mind travels back to his younger self, Hugh was able to play both versions of the character. So that was a great opportunity for me and for Hugh.”

Throughout their history, Charles Xavier has tried to instill the X-Men philosophy in Logan, and tried to reach out to him and calm his anger. In “Days of Future Past,” however, the characters reverse roles. Logan is now the one trying to convince a younger Charles to have faith.

“It’s a kind of interesting poetry that plays out between the two,” notes Singer. “In the first ‘X-Men’ film, Xavier helps Logan find a place in the world among the X-Men. In ‘Days of Future Past,’ Wolverine must travel back in time and help Xavier put the shattered pieces of his life back together, and save the future.” It may be Wolverine’s most difficult mission, for as he says in the movie, “Patience is not my strongest suit.”

Jackman was glad to be back on board even though he had completed “The Wolverine” only a few months before he headed to Montreal to film “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”That meant that instead of having to get in shape, he would simply have to stay in shape. Not that his regimen is simple. The actor’s workout program included 45-90 minutes every morning before his hair and makeup call. His diet was also very strict, consisting mainly of broiled chicken and steamed vegetables. He ate every two hours, often in between scenes or rehearsals. Before shooting a specific scene he did a 15-minute extreme “pump up” and finished the day with another 45 minutes at the gym.

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Jackman was grateful for the opportunity to reunite with Berry, McKellen, and Stewart,with whom he’s remained friends since their coming together in the first X-Men film, as well as with Singer, whom Jackman credits for his breakthrough in Hollywood films. Working with the young cast was also a treat. During one particularly telling moment, Jackman was walking down the Blue Hallway set with Nicholas Hoult, who said, “I remember I was about eight years old when I saw ‘X-Men.’” That moment made Jackman realize how iconic the X-Men universe has become.

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (3D) will open on May 21 nationwide in the Philippines from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ALL OUT Mothers Day Celebration @ Gateway Mall Araneta Center

 

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Calling all sons and daughters who want’s to treat their mom’s  in an  “All-out Mother’s Day Celebration “with the ‘All out Mommy Royalty’ event that is happening at the Gateway Activity Center this coming   May 11, 2014, Sunday.

A stellar line-up fit for a queen awaits guests, with performances from TV5 stars, Binibining Pilipinas Queens, with  over Php 100,000 worth of prizes to be given away!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST” (3D) IN THE MIDST AND AFTERMATH OF WAR

 

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Bryan Singer returns to the franchise he helped launched in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Singer brings the X-Men crew for an audacious, time travelling adventure in ‘Days of Future Past’ where the future is dark for the heroes of the X-Men saga. A years-long world conflict between humans and mutants has taken its toll on their numbers, and now a scant few remain, including Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen), Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Driven to near extinction by the technological terrors unleashed by Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), the team forms a desperate plan: time travel.

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Using Kitty Pryde’s powers, Wolverine’s consciousness will be sent back into his younger self in the 1970s, where he’ll have to track down and help the First Class versions of the characters in order to stop Trask. But that will be even harder than it sounds, as in this era, the X-Men team is just as disparate, with Professor Xavier (James McAvoy) and the rest either at odds or in a low ebb. Can the younger versions of the mutants save their future?

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Based on Chris Claremont, John Byrne and Terry Austin’s “Days Of Future Past” storyline from the “Uncanny X-Men” comic title, scribe Simon Kinberg adapted it into the movie which allows him and Singer to draw on their shared love of time travel films. Once Kinberg and Singer seized on the Future Past plot as a jumping-off point, the possibilities were endless. “Bryan and I spent months revising the script together,” Kinberg recalls.

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Additionally, Singer relates on how he was drawn to the movie, “It happened over dinner, where Simon (Kinberg, writer/producer)said there was a desire on the part of him and Matthew Vaughn, who was going to direct, to explore a way to incorporate the two casts. And I said, "The only thing I can think of is time travel, and there's a precedent for it in the comic book." I started to talk about different ways we could do that with Simon. He took those ideas back to Matthew and they began the early development of the script. When Matthew left the project, I then began trying to figure out how to crack the time travel and what would be our conceit for it. It was once I figured that out that I felt, ‘Okay, I'm ready to tell this story.’Time travel stories are their own genre; they're very specific. You have to create a set of rules, like how the past affects the future,and then you have to stick to them. Once I figured out the mechanism by which to do it, I warmed up to the notion very quickly. Plus, I very much wanted a chance to work with this new cast as a director because they only knew me as a producer and writer before. It also gave me a chance to work with my friends who were in the earlier pictures. It was a wonderful experience and everybody had a really great time, which was nice.”

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The Sentinels, being a big part of the story have been quite a challenge to create. The director further shares that, “There are movies like Transformers, Iron Man and Pacific Rim that have already explored robots of all different sizes and shapes and scope and calibre. I knew that I didn’t want to make just another film where a robot attacks people, yet they are an element in the picture. They serve the story in an interesting way, and not necessarily in an obvious rock-em-sock-em battle robots way – although there is some of that too!” And on dealing with the Sentinels, Singer has also taken into consideration the diversity of using mutant powers in the film. “In the movie, Wolverine goes on the physical journey, but it's Xavier who goes on the emotional one. He's reached a particular low; he's lost a great deal and it's basically a journey of redemption for himself and for his relationship with Raven. So we had to have a diversity of powers. I didn't have a Nightcrawler this time, so I decided Blink would be this movie's version of that. I like Warpath as a character, there's a lot of heart in him, and Sunspot is really cool and stunning visually. And Bishop is a strong character, and Bishop has something for the fans here that we haven't seen before.”

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (3D) opens May 21 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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KATE UPTON IN HER FIRST MAJOR FILM ROLE IN “THE OTHER WOMAN”

 

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Kate Upton, one of the world’s most sought supermodel/endorser debuts in her first major film role in the hilarious romantic comedy “The Other Woman” starring alongside Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.

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An unconventional friendship begins between three unsuspecting women as they cross roads when the man of their dreams gets exposed as a three-timing liar. Carly (Diaz), a stunning lawyer from New York suddenly appears on Mark’s (NIkolaj Coster-Waldau) doorstep to surprise him, but when the door opened and she was greeted by a sweet-suburban woman named Kate (Mann), who is actually Mark’s wife, Carly’s world suddenly turned upside down. She can’t believe that Mark made her the other woman all along! The two women don’t appear to have much in common, other than the philandering womanizer who has been tricking both of them. They become great pals, however, and decide to teach the lying Mark a few lessons to prove that cheating will not work. But their journey goes way beyond straightforward revenge. Infidelity may have led to hurt and upset, but they don’t let it destroy their lives. Far from it.

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Everything becomes more complicated when Carly and Kate find out that the charming cheat has been engaging in yet another affair, with the beautiful Amber (Kate Upton) who is half his age. Kate Upton plays the naïve Amber, a classic blonde bombshell who innocently believes she has found true love with her handsome and highly successful boyfriend, Mark, until she discovers that he has been deceiving her.

For the role of Amber, the third woman deceived by Mark, producer Julie Yorn considered a number of actresses, but in securing Kate Upton, the producer ended up where she started. Yorn explains: “Initially, we used Kate as the loose prototype of the character, never thinking we were actually going to get her. But she came in and she was just so disarming. The key to that role was that you have to hate her when you first see her, at least a little bit, and then love her when you get to know her. She fits the bill so well for both of those situations.” Likewise, screenwriter Melissa Stack marveled at the similarities between the character Amber and Kate Upton the person. “Kate is such a bombshell but she’s very sweet,” says the screenwriter.“Kate has this lightness and a kind way about her that is perfect for Amber. That was always who we all hoped Amber would be.”

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Upton enjoyed her first major acting role under the tutelage of Diaz and Mann. “I am so lucky to have one of my first movies to be with Leslie and Cameron,” she says. “They’re so inspiring.” As the youngest of the trio, fashion designer icon Patricia Field along with her longtime collaborator and protégé Paolo Nieddu says of Kate’s Amber, “She’s the cool girl,” says Nieddu. “Amber’s style is a young style. Her most memorable wardrobe moment is when Carly and Kate spot Amber on a sunny Hamptons beach, jogging in a perfect white bikini made by Malia Mills.Amber is your jeans-and-t-shirt, all-American girl-next-door. She’s kind of a tomboy at times. Amber shouldn’t be over-styled or overdone. She’s not out on the prowl.”

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Upton, an American actress and supermodel also did cameos in the films “The Three Stooges” and “Tower Heist.” As one of the most in-demand supermodels, Upton has broken boundaries in the fashion world, gracing the covers of the industry’s leading international publications including VOGUE US, VOGUE UK, VOGUE Italy, VOGUE Brazil, ELLE US, GQ US, as well as being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition two years in a row. Kate was most recently the cover subject of the 100th Anniversary issue of Vanity Fair. An avid horseback rider, she showed for the American Paint Horse Association and competed on a national level.

                                               

  “The Other Woman” opens May 7 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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