Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FEAST OF VENGEANCE IN “SAVAGED”

 

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In the upcoming gore thriller “Savaged,” a harmless deaf and mute lady returns to life after being brutally killed by a gang when she sees them slaughtering two Native American boys.

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“Savaged” tells the story of Zoe (starring newcomer Amanda Adrienne), a beautiful deaf woman who is abducted, brutalized and left for dead by a murderous gang. When she is found by a local native medicine man, he tries to save her but his efforts take a disastrous turn when she awakes possessed by a murdered Apache chief, hellbent on revenge.

Winner of Audience Award for Best Movie at Nocturna Film Festival in Madrid, “Savaged” is directed by Michael Ojeda and is his first foray in feature films too, coming from a background of television documentaries. Ojeda’s script is brought to life by a very talented cast and an impressive visual effects despite the given meager production budget.

“Savaged” opens August 6 in cinemas from Crystalsky Multimedia.

Monday, July 28, 2014

“THE BOOK OF LIFE” POSTER REVEAL

 

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Producer Guillermo Del Torro and director Jorge Gutierrez push the boundaries of animation in the upcoming “The Book of Life” where three childhood friends Manolo (Diego Luna), Joaquin (Channing Tatum) and Maria (Zoe Saldana) take on their most important journey within an enthralling landscape and larger-than-life visuals.

As the story unfolds, all the world is made of stories but the greatest story begins in “The Book of Life,” the day when spirits pass between worlds and anything can happen. “The Book of Life” sees the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, the movie encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

Check out this cool poster of “The Book of Life” as it opens us up to a stunning world created with rich details in a powerful story that celebrates life and the after-life.

“The Book of Life” (3D) opens October 16 in theatres nationwide (Philippines) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

“PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR” CLIP & POSTER REVEAL

 

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DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox reels out the latest “Penguins of Madagascar” clip in an all-new adventure to save the world,  video clip is now live here:


Following the scene-stealing penguins of “Madagascar” franchise, the quad-core team headed by Skipper (Tom McGrath) and his fellow penguins encounter a team of animal secret agents called North Wind, led by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). The penguins and North Wind don't really get along, but they'll have to team up to stop an evil octopus known as Dr. Brine (John Malkovich) on his plan to destroy the world with his toxic formula Medusa Serum.

Opening nationwide in Philippine theatres on November 26, “Penguins of Madagascar” is a DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox film to be locally distributed by Warner Bros.

LINDSAY LOHAN STARS IN EROTIC THRILLER “THE CANYONS”

 

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Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (“American Psycho”) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of “Taxi Driver” and director of “American Gigolo”) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara's infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

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“The Canyons” is a contemporary LA noir film about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally. One chance encounter among a group of people in their twenties sets in motion a series of events, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and violence.

From Crystalsky Multimedia, “The Canyons” opens very soon this August 13 in cinemas nationwide.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

ON DANGEROUS TRAINING GROUNDS: “THE MAZE RUNNER” AND “KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE”

 

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20th Century Fox adapts two of the world’s best-selling thrilling young adult fictions, “The Maze Runner” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” into the big screen.

Based on James Dashner’s futuristic thrilling adventure of the same title, “The Maze Runner” by filmmaker Wes Ball , primarily known for his successful venture as the owner of Oddball Animation tells a story about life in a post apocalyptic world unlike no other. “The Maze Runner” sees a group of young boys living together and surviving on their own in a place they call the Glade, not knowing who put them there and why they are there, they soon find out the chilling mystery of their entrapment when Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) is sent to the Glade. Thomas along with the other boys and the only girl named Teresa dare to defy status quo and risk their lives to get out and run through the series of dangerous maze where predators wait to feast on human flesh. The movie also stars Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, and Blake Cooper.

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Matthew Vaughn, director of worldwide box-office hit “X-Men: First Class” and “Kick Ass” recruits a whole new ensemble of another first class in the “Kingsman: The Secret Service” starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Strong with a squad of young new trainees for non-stop action deployment headed by Taron Egerton, with Sofia Boutella, Sophie Cookson and Tom Prior. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is based upon the acclaimed comic book from Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons that tells a story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

From 20th Century Fox, join the thrilling escape when “The Maze Runner” opens September 17 and meet the young new knights ready for action in “Kingsman: The Secret Service” when it opens October 22 in cinemas nationwide.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Miguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali: BUM’s Two New Youth Brand Ambassadors

 

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QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The country’s next top clothing brand, BUM has found another reason to welcome two young brand ambassadors—Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali. A contract signing is set on Thursday, July 24, 1pm at Annabel’s on Tomas Morato Avenue, Scout Delgado Street.

Both Tanfelix and Umali are GMA artists and are the youth lead stars of the top-rating teleseries titled ‘Niño’ which is aired daily on GMA Kapuso Network after 24 Oras.

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“It is but fitting to have the two join the rosters of our young ambassadors because of the image they have created toward the Filipino televiewers. They consistently project wholesome personas,” Rai Lacoste, BUM’s Marketing Officer said.

“Apart from that, both Miguel and Bianca are also considered as today’s Teen Prince and Teen Princess of GMA Telebabad.”

Tanfelix, now 15 years of age was the Young Pagaspas in Kapuso’s other top-rating fantaserye called ‘Mulawin’ in 2004. While Umali, 14, was a former host and performer in ‘Tropang Potchi’ since 2009 till 2013.

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BUM Equipment found Miguel and Bianca not only as talented youngstars, but as inspiratio ns for this new generation. Tanfelix rose to stardom via a talent search as his efforts paid off when he made it as one of the finalists and was named First Prince of StarStruck Kids in 2004. Umali, on the other hand, being an orphan didn’t hinder her to fulfill her late parents’ wishes and even if she lives with her grandmother; she has embraced a life of being responsible and independent.

Currently, the two are groomed as a pair and are also working together in another show called ‘Ismol Family’ that airs every Sunday.

BUM Equipment as a brand continually seeks to work with endorsers that create an image of positivity and leave a lasting and affirming impact for its patrons and its captive market, which is the Filipino youth. For more information about the brand, visit its official website www.bumequipment.com.ph and follow its social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

PUDSEY STARS IN HIS OWN MOVIE (OPENS AUGUST 27 IN SM CINEMAS)

 

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Pudsey who won with his owner Ashleigh in 2012’s Britain’s Got Talent leaps to the big screen in “Pudsey: The Movie” where he plays a London stray that eventually meets three kind-hearted siblings who takes him home after he saves one of them from a bullying incident.

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In the movie, Pudsey is quite happy being a lone ranger until he meets siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Small), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights). After losing their father, their mother Gail (Jessica Hynes) is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne (John Sessions), and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.

Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Vertigo Films produce the movie under the direction of Nick Moore.

Rupert Preston of Vertigo states "We're delighted to be developing this idea with Syco and we can't wait to bring Pudsey to the big screen, it will be great, feel-good, fun entertainment for all the family."

Mark Brittain, Global Commercial Director for Syco, adds: "This is a really exciting initiative for us - and we look forward to working with Vertigo as it develops." Further, Pudsey's manager Jonathan Shalit, of Roar Global, adds: "The British people love Pudsey. He has met the Queen and was invited to 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister. This represents a hugely exciting next step."

“Pudsey: The Movie” opens August 27 exclusively in SM Cinemas nationwide to be distributed by Silverline, Inc.

Monday, July 21, 2014

MICHELIN Right2Race winners off to Sepang in August 2014

 

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ALL THUMBS UP!

MICHELIN Philippines, composed of its Chief Representative Mike Nunag (L) and Marketing/Communications Manager Caroline Del Rosario (R), congratulate the winners of the MICHELIN Right2Race Game, namely: Sung Joon Park, Ivan Isada and Paolo Alcance who are off to Sepang for their greatest MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience (MPSE) this August.

The winners from Philippines are among the over 3,647 entrantsfrom six other countries, who have won an invitation to this eventby setting the fastest lap time using their chosen racing lines and braking points around the digital version of Sepang International F1 Circuit. MICHELIN Pilot Sport Experience is an annual motorsport event where the participants get to discover first hand Michelin products’ performance, their qualities and the excellence of the company’s servicesin a safe environment.

The experience will give the exhilaration and adrenaline rush of piloting some of the most competitive racing cars in the motor sports world. This once-in-lifetime experience will also include heart pumping and spine tingling drives in high performance race cars from Formula 4, Renault Clio Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and the legendary Formula Le Mans.

"BLACK BUTLER" FROM HELL CONQUERS SM CINEMAS THIS JULY 23

 

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Japanese superstars Hiro MIzushima and Ayame Gouriki star as the ideal master-servant duo in "Black Butler" directed by Kentaro Otani and Keiichi Sato based on the phenomenal manga series of the same title ("Kuroshitsuji") illustrated and written by Yana Toboso.

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The live-action movie "Black Butler" stars Hiro Mizushima in the titular role, Sebastian, the butler from hell. Sebastian possesses a wealth of knowledge, unbelievable skills, perfect looks and grace, he is a butler without flaws. If one were to find any negative thins about him, it would be his troubling personality.

Both the manga and anime are set in Victorian Era London and tells the story of 12-year oldEarl Ciel Phantomhive, Queen Victoria's faithful servant and the most powerful boy in England, but unknown to many , he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering who witnessed his parents murdered. Seeking vengeance, Ciel summons the services of Sebastian and thus becomes the Young Master who carries the devil's mark.

In the movie adaptation, "Black Butler" is set in the year 2020, this is a 130-years leap after the events of the manga and anime. The movie brings in a brand new adventure of Sebastian returning to assist a descendant of the Phantomhive family. Sebastian's new master is Kiyoharu,the young leader of the Genpo Group, whose real name is Shiori because she disguised herself as a man to protect her status as heir to their family's estate. Bound together by an unbreakable master-servant loyalty, Shiori traded her sould for Sebastian's service. Both of them carry out secret missions from the Queen. When they are assigned to look into an ongoing serial murder case, Sebastian soon discovers a world that humans should never enter.

"Black Butler" opens this July 23 exclusive in SM Cinemas to be distributed by Silverline Inc.

DANIELLE CHUCHRAN BACK IN FIGHTING FORM IN "SURVIVOR"

 

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Danielle Chuchran, an up and rising action heroine who recently starred in "Saga: Curse of the Shadow," "Minor Details" and "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat" shows her action skills anew in "Survivor" along with favorite sci-fi actor Kevin Sorbo.

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Produced by Arrowstorm Entertainment, known as a world leader in fantasy films, the movie finds Kate (Chuchran) as one of the last living humans who landed on an alien planet. But when Kate's crewmates are captured by flesh-eating creatures, she must join forces with the planet's mysterious masked inhabitants before what's left of humanity is destroyed.

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Kate awakens bound in a cave, trapped by flesh-eating cave creatures and separated from her friends, and must learn to trust the planet's mysterious humanoids in order to outrun, outsmart and outfight hordes of bloodthirsty aliens and an enormous mutated wolf creature, and rescue her friends and her captain before they are all eaten alive.

Filmed in Southern Utah for a post-apocalyptic setting, executive producer Kynan Griffin relates that the inspiration for the setting and look of the movie is from the trailer of the new Tomb Raider video game. "The image of a girl falling through the clouds to earth was the catalyst for the whole production and script," says Griffin.

On casting and working with sci-fi icon Kevin Sorbo, Griffin enthuses "He is very down-to-earth, unpretentious and pragmatic about getting to work. We liked his attitude and thought it would be fun to work with him. We have subsequently used him in a fantasy series we are currently in production on - Mythica."

Further, Griffin being an independent filmmaker advises young and new filmmakers not to wait until they have their dream budget, cast, distributor, etc. "Just go out and make your film. Find ways to work around your problems that don't involve lots of money. The end viewer doesn't notice if you had a crew of six pulling off a shot, or 45 people behind the camera - what ends up on screen is all that matters. So you can do your aerial shots in an octocopter, or a real helicopter, or a $400 drone from radioshack. Or you can use your GoPro and have a fun toy. Go out and shoot," Griffin concludes.

"Survivor" opens July 23 in cinemas from Crystalsky Multimedia.

RAIN READY IN “THE PRINCE”

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Korean pop star Rain is back in fighting form after serving in the army for his country. Back to work and in full action mode, Rain stars alongside Hollywood’s Bruce Willis and Jason Patric in “The Prince” where he plays loyal henchman to Willis’ character who is about to settle scores with Patric playing the title role.

“The Prince” pits two long time enemies – a retired assassin Paul Brennan (Patric) and Omar (Willis), the city’s most powerful man who faceoff once again after twenty years. Paul Brennan (Patric), a retired New Orleans crime boss, has lived a quiet life off the grid, running an auto repair garage in remote Mississippi when his teenage daughter goes missing, Paul is forced to return to the city and face his former enemies.

The plot follows the re-awaking of a feud between a retired assassin and the man whose wife he killed years earlier. This man, played by Bruce Willis, exacts revenge by kidnapping the former hit man's daughter. Now the two are chasing each other through the streets of Mobile, although the trailer indicates it's set in Mississippi. Standing dangerously between the two is Mark (Rain), loyal henchman to Omar. Omar instructs his henchmen to bring Paul to him, but Mark (Rain), measures his words carefully before counseling, Let him do whatever it is he came here for and crawl back to whatever rock he’s been hiding under. “Mark is cool headed and charismatic,” says South Korean actor and singer Rain, who plays Omar’s quick-on-the-draw, right hand man.

For Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, “The Prince” is his first action film as he comes back to making movies after his military service. Rain, known as a superstar musician in Asia, crossed over into acting with his debut in the hit South Korean television series “Sang-Doo” (Let’s Go to School). He solidified his position as an actor with his lead role in the Korean mini-series “Full House,” and became recognized throughout Asia as not only as a singer, but an actor as well. The drama was aired throughout most of Asia, including Japan and China, with an average program rating of over 50 percent. This was the start of Rain Fever that seemed to cross borders throughout the east and Southeast Asia.

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During his latest Korean television mini-series, “A Love To Kill,” Rain’s headstrong approach to trials and challenges made him more versatile as an actor. One of the most acclaimed filmmakers in Korea, Chan Wook Park, known internationally for his VENGEANCE Triology (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), chose Rain to star in “I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Ok.” It was a great honor and opportunity for Rain to finally break into films, and he was featured alongside stars Ji-Hoon Jung and Soo Jeong Im. The film won the Alfred Bauer Award for Particular Innovation in Filmmaking, one of the eight main awards at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival, and Rain received the Best New Actor Award for his role in the film at the 43rd Baek Sang Arts Award in Korea in 2007.

For his Hollywood debut, Rain was cast as a rookie racer in the Andy and Lana Wachowski’s action adventure film “Speed Racer,” based on the classic series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida. This movie boasted the kind of revolutionary visual effects and cutting-edge storytelling that have become the benchmarks of the Wachowskis’ films, and gave Rain his first chance to leave his mark in the American entertainment industry. Impressed by Jung’s work ethic and his huge talent, the Wachowskis’ chose Rain for the lead in their next movie, “Ninja Assassin.” In the 2009 release, Rain plays Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world.

“The Prince” will open in theatres nationwide on September 10 from Axinite Digicinema.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FLEEING FROM THE INESCAPABLE IN “THE MAZE RUNNER”

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Filmmaker Wes Ball, acclaimed for his kinetic powerful 8-minute short “Ruin” that had internet audiences blown away brings his dynamic filmmaking flair in the upcoming young adult movie “The Maze Runner.”

Based on the bestselling book by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” stars Dylan O’Brien along with a talented young cast – Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Will Pouter, Ki Hong Lee, Aml Ameen, Alex Flores, Chris Sheffield, Dexter Darden, Jacob Latimore and Blake Cooper who are all trapped in a enclosed space known as The Glade.

“The Maze Runner” is the first book in the bestselling trilogy set in a post-apocalyptic world where a community of young men discover they’re all trapped in a maze. When Thomas (O’Brien) surfaces from the bottom of The Glade, things have never been the same, especially when the last one and the only girl in the group followed after Thomas. They all must work together not only to escape the maze, but solve its riddle and reveal the chilling secret of their entrapment.

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In the movie, the boys are surrounded by massive walls – industrial yet ancient in design, these chilling walls seem out of place in the wild forest where the boys are thriving each day. Thomas, along with Minho (Ki Hong Lee) tries to go through the massive maze walls to try to get through an opening that will lead them out of the Glade. But the boys who were there first warned them that nobody has ever made it out alive from the maze. There’s something that preys on the ones that stay out too long in the maze.

Director Ball cast a talented group of young boys who are all trapped, most of whom are content in the confines and safety of the glade until Thomas came questioning everything.

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Gally, played by Will Pouter whose film credits include “Son of Rainbow,” “We’re The Millers” and “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is at odds with Thomas’ charging into the unknown. His character, Gally is all about keeping things safe and normal so as to keep them alive.

Aml Ameen, known for his roles in “Red Tails” and TV’s “Harry’s Law” is the father figure of the group. The very first glader, he was the first one who taught himself everything there is to know to survive the glade.

Arriving second in the glade, Newt, played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“Game of Thrones,” “Nowhere Boy,” and Ferb’s voice in “Phineas & Ferb) is basically Alby’s right hand. Newt takes up the reins whenever Alby is not around.

Chuck – played by Blake Cooper (“Parental Guidance”) “He’s this absolutely adorable kid. Sort of a little brother character,” Ball says. Chuck is younger and smaller than most of the other boys. He tries hard, and nobody expects much out of him, though he gets his hero moments.”

Running through the dangerous maze with Thomas is Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee (TV’s “The Nine Lives of Chloe King”) who doesn’t say much but runs fast, making him a very valuable part of the team for solving the riddle of the maze. “He’s the fastest, most bad-ass guy who goes out into the maze every day. He’s kind of a mysterious guy, but will eventually open up, too,” says Ball of Lee’s character.

The only rose among the thorns, Teresa is played by Kaya Scodelario (“Clash of the Titans”) who is probably the harbinger of doom because “all goes bad as soon as she turns up,” director Ball shares of Teresa’s mysterious character.

“The Maze Runner” opens September 17 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Friday, July 18, 2014

BLOODY "SAVAGED" OPENS JULY 30 IN CINEMAS

 

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In the upcoming gore thriller movie "Savaged," Zoe, a lovely deaf mute woman, stumbles on a horrific crime - a gang of rednecks slaughtering two Native American Boys. Zoe's brave attempts to save one of the boys seal her fate. She is captured, raped and left for dead. When an indian shaman finds her clinging to her life in a shallow grave he attempts to save her - she walks amongst the living, hellbent on getting revenge. One by one she slaughters the men who brutalized her, while the clock ticks on her quickly decomposing body.

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"Savaged" won as Best Film in this year's Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Awards and was lauded by Craveonline as"'The female version of The Crow movie we've all been waiting for." Moreso, www.horrornews.net mentioned "Savaged" as "Brutal, exciting and heart-breaking. With brilliant film making and amazing performances, this film is destined to become a classic 5 out of 5 stars."

Soon to open in cinemas this July 30, "Savaged" is from Crystalsky Multimedia. Check out "Savaged" trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6CKMAfw9Mw

DUPLICITY: JAKE GYLLENHAAL ON CREATING THE CHARACTERS ADAM AND ANTHONY IN ‘ENEMY’

 

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What would you do if you discover someone who looks exactly like you? The reality of finding your doppelganger or a mirror image or yourself is the intriguing premise of the upcoming psychosexual thriller ENEMY, released by Solar Pictures. Based on the novel “The Double” by José Saramago, ENEMY tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Jake Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Melanie Laurent).

One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony (Jake Gyllenhaal), an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Sarah Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. “In terms of finding a lead actor for these dual parts, I was looking for someone who I would be able to share creativity and collaborate with,” notes Academy Award Nominated director Denis Villeneuve (INCENDIES, PRISONERS). “In Jake I found someone that was highly intelligent and creative.

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He had a beautiful vision for the characters. It’s always fantastic for a director when your lead actor is so good that you can just follow him instead of telling him where to go. I love that.” “When Jake's name was first put on the table we immediately realized we needed him,” recalls ENEMY Spanish producer Miguel A. Faura. “Not only is he an extremely gifted actor capable of delivering the wide range of subtleties needed for these two roles, but he has always showcased his taste and love for art and cinema in each role he has taken on. When he said yes, we felt not only lucky, but reaffirmed about the inner quality of our project.” “First and foremost I wanted to make this movie because I think Denis is an incredible filmmaker,” says Gyllenhaal. “I was really drawn to the incredible script which offered an interesting blueprint for what Denis wanted to do with this idea. When I first met with Denis and talked about the film, his idea of what it was and what he wanted it to be far surpassed what the script was saying.” Gyllenhaal had the unique task of playing two different characters that become entwined in each other’s lives. As can be expected, there was a delicate dance involved in creating the similarities and differences between the two characters. Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal agreed early on that the differences between Adam and Anthony should lie in subtleties. “There are so many ways that you can go with this movie and I think probably the hardest one, the most interesting one, was making Adam and Anthony as close to each other as possible,” notes Gyllenhaal.

“There’s the world in which one character has a beard and the other one doesn't and one talks with a funny accent and the other one doesn't. That would have been an incredibly vain way of going about it and I think, in a way, that's exactly what this movie isn't about.” “I made choices early on about the characters and, as a result, Adam and Anthony started to separate from each other. I knew that I had to fall in love with both of them and that there couldn't be any judgment for either of the characters even while being in the scene with the other one,” explains Gyllenhaal. “What’s interesting about playing two characters in the same scene is the literal comparison of what you’re doing. I actually created the character of Adam before Anthony even showed up on the scene and the first time I worked as Anthony was when he was right across from Adam.” The film centers on Adam’s psychological struggle and, as Gyllenhaal notes, the notion of struggle is very apparent in both Adam and Anthony. “These two characters are struggling with the same thing in a different way but inevitably one of them has to let go and give up in order for the other to survive. The question of which one it’s going to be is ultimately what the movie is about,” states Gyllenhaal. Distributed by Solar Pictures, Enemy opens in cinemas on July 30, 2014.

Watch the teaser trailer at the Solar Pictures official YouTube Channel http://youtu.be/TAZ72Mu7k5U

Paseo Verde “Living on a Greener Community”

 

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Education is the most important inheritance a parent can give to their children, with proper guidance and right up bringing, a child can never go wrong with his or her decisions. This holds true in the case of these two students. At a very young age they persuaded their parents to buy them a condominium unit at Paseo Verde in Las Piñas City.

A mid rise condominium located South of Metro Manila interest the two students, Doreen Joy Rosell and Maria Jessica Bello both students from FEU, because of its unique features that Paseo Verde offers to its unit owners. The bike facilities and electronic bike charging is just one feature that the condominium offers, it also has park and play ground of its own located in its premises. Plus the certified accreditation by the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) and a member of the Philippine Green Building Council for its steps toward promoting a sustainable community.

Presently, the awareness in promoting and living in an eco friendly place is the current fad among young people today. They want to give their contribution in protecting the environment and helping it in their own way.

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One of the student said that “It is nice to live in a place where you can see trees and green grasses outside your window and gives you the feeling that you’re away from the city.”

The other lass said “South is the place that are being heavily developed, soon it will or might become the new business hub, since most of the place in Metro Manila is already full. The opportunity could be right here. And this is not a loss it could also be a gain for me, because I see this as my first investment.”

In the end, they are positively sure that after they graduated and find the right job, they know that it’s their turn to pay the rest of the monthly payment.

Monday, July 14, 2014

"DRAGON NEST: WARRIOR'S DAWN" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO TRAILER (ENGLISH)

 

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"Dragon Nest," the MMO-based game the world loves to play releases its music video for its movie-adapted release entitled "Dragon Nest: Warrior's Dawn."

The music video entitled "Gem of Love" performed by Keely Hawkes, introduces us to a group of warriors, young and legendary alike trying to save their kingdom from an impending doom that is bent to annihilate all living creatures. The video pans too on the mostly humorous, sometimes romantic encounters between Lambert and Liya - both young warriors in training who met at a time when their kingdom need them most.

"Dragon Nest: Warrrior's Dawn" is from Shanda Games in collaboration with Mili Pictures who is also produced by Bill Borden, known for his works in blockbuster movies such as "Mission Impossible 3," "Kungfu," "Meet the Robinsons" and "Kung-Fu Hustle." Additionally, he also produced the successful "High School Musical" series. The film is directed by Song Yuefeng.

“When I look at the dragon, I thought it would be a great property, a truly international property. It will go around the world. Chinese film has a hard time playing outside of China but this one will. It will play all around the world,” Borden enthuses of the movie.

"Dragon Nest: Warrior's Dawn" is about to open in local theaters (Phils.) on December 3 from Axinite Digicinema.

Sing-along with "Dragon Nest: Warrior's Dawn" theme song here

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

SCI-FI ICON KEVIN SORBO FINDS “SURVIVOR”

 

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Best known for his breakout role in TV series “Hercules: The Legendary Journey” and “Andromeda,” Kevin Sorbo is still all brawn in the sci-fi action thriller “Survivor” as Captain Hunter who finds themselves trapped in a planet populated with bloodthirsty aliens and mysterious post-apocalyptic warriors.

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“Survivor” is an action‐packed sci‐fi adventure, featuring flesh‐eating mutants against a small group of human warriors, Captain Hunter must lead his human pack to outrun and outsmart the aliens for the human race to survive. The movie follows Kate Mitra (Danielle Chuchran) after she discovers a habitable planet, but a meteor strike destroys her spaceship, crash-landing Kate and her crew on a mysterious barren world.

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Separated from her group, Kate battles flesh-eating cave creatures and must learn to trust the planet’s mysterious humanoids in order to outrun, outsmart and outfight hordes of bloodthirsty aliens and an enormous mutated wolf creature to rescue her friends and her captain before they are all eaten alive.

“Survivor” opens July 23 in cinemas from Crystalsky Multimedia.

Friday, July 11, 2014

“EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS” TRAILER REVEAL

 

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The great divide and plagues are about to happen when “Exodus: Gods and Kings” opens in cinemas this December. First, watch a tease of the movie here that was just released by 20th Century Fox:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU9NWHWiFM0&index=2&list=UU-JrjBL_iZAn5wjEsw9nRYA

Filmed at Pinewood Studios in London and on location in Almeria, Spain and Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is the reimagining of one of the greatest stories ever told by one of the best filmmakers working today.

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Oscar® winner Christian Bale as Moses along with a stellar cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley and John Turturro, the biblical epic is lifted from the Book of Exodus from the time when Moses was born until the time he leads a rebellion against Ramses, whom he was raised with as his brother.

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Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”) is cast as Joshua, a former slave who becomes his right hand man in the uprising. Joel Edgerton is Ramses, the ‘living God’ who sees Moses, raised as his brother, lead a rebellion against him. Sigourney Weaver – who created the iconic role of Ripley in Scott’s acclaimed science fiction thriller Alien – plays Ramses’ mother, Queen Tuya. Sir Ben Kingsley as the scholar, Nun. John Turturro stars as Seti, Ramses’ father.

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” will arrive in local cinemas (Phils.) nationwide on December 5 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

HIRO MIZUSHIMA EN VOGUE AND IN TIME FOR ACTION IN “BLACK BUTLER”

 

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Following a string of adaptation to theatre, magazines and video games, the widely read manga series “Black Butler” written and illustrated by Yana Toboso has also been adapted to a movie starring Hiro Mizushima and Ayame Gouriki.

The movie “Black Butler” revolves around a “flawless demon butler” character named Sebastian Michealis who personifies grace, knowledge, and physical perfection as he investigates dark and mysterious incidents. Eventually, he was summoned by an orphaned aristocrat to exact revenge at the price of her soul.

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"Black Butler" story was originally set in the 19th century, in the ruling era of Queen Victoria but the film is set in the year 2020 to allow for a more reasonable mingling of Asian-European cultures. In the movie, Shiori Genpo (Ayame Gouriki) runs the large corporation Funtom. Shiori is also a descendant of the prestigious noble family, Phantomhive of England. In order to hunt down the murderers of her parents, the orphaned aristocrat summons a demonic butler (Hiro Mizushima) to aid her. Sebastian's job is to protect Ciel until her revenge is fulfilled, then he will consume her spirit.

Directors Kentaro Otani and Keiichi Satou assures fans that even though the movie’s setting is unlike the original, they took very careful note not to disappoint fans of the original. Hiroyasu Koizumi, who is in charge of the art concept says that the idea for the setting is that it is not limited to any nationality or age. Mizushima, who plays the titular role shed more than an ample amount of weight for the role. A Japanese actor, producer, writer and creative director, Mizushima also took part in the movie’s post production process.

“Black Butler” will open July 23 exclusive in SM cinemas nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.

Friday, July 4, 2014

DAWN OF AN UNLIKELY HERO IN “DRAGON NEST: WARRRIOR’S DAWN” (TRAILER REVEAL)

 

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The phenomenal MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) “Dragon Nest” is now a movie – Axinite Digicinema has recently released its English-dubbed trailer:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEXs-7tS_ng

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“Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn” is an upcoming Chinese-American animated adventure fantasy romance film directed by Song Yuefeng and based on the Dragon Nest video game. At the center of the movie is a young warrior named Lambert. His family and home town was destroyed by the Black Dragon when he was younger. He set out to seek revenge and vowed to slay the Black Dragon.

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A sword yielding warrior and unlikely hero, Lambert eventually becomes a student of Barnac, one of the 6 legendary hero who took notice of his skills and talents in warfare. The movie brings us to the land of Altera that has observed an uneasy peace for years among Humans, Elves and Evil beasts who are loyal to the legendary Black Dragon. But the Black Dragon begins to stir from its hibernation, sending the Beasts marching across Altera. With a beast conquest perilously close, a small group of Humans and Elves unite to try to find a secret hidden road to the Black Dragon's cave and destroy it. But the fate of all of them may be in the hands of the young warrior Lambert, who must summon the confidence and skill to face the Black Dragon himself just when all may be lost.

 

“Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn” plays very soon in theatres nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BEGIN AGAIN, HITS THE MOVIE SCREEN

 

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JOHN CARNEY BRINGS BACK MUSICAL MAGIC ON THE BIG SCREEN “If music be the food of love, play on,” wrote William Shakespeare over 400 years ago, reminding us of the way that music can inspire and speak to our emotions and connections in a deeper and more profound way than simple words.

It’s no wonder, then, that the cinema has embraced the power of music to capture and enhance the screen’s powerful connection to the human spirit. No one knows that better than filmmaker John Carney, whose 2006 film ONCE went from being the find of the Sundance Film Festival to winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film, earning a Grammy nomination for its soundtrack, and winning the Best Original Song Academy Award for the romantic ballad “Falling Slowly” (composed and performed by the film’s stars, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.)

The stage play based on the film then went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. Now, Carney has brought his unique perspective to New York City for another film that documents the power of music as it changes the lives and fortunes of two struggling souls. In BEGIN AGAIN, past-his-prime record executive Dan Mulligan (played by Mark Ruffalo) is facing a failing marriage, a career he can’t keep up with, and a daughter he can’t connect to.

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But at his most desperate moment, he hears a powerful song by Gretta (Keira Knightley), an unknown musician on the brink of giving up her musical dreams after unexpected heartbreak and frustration. An unlikely pair who are brought together by equal parts inspiration and desperation, the film follows them as their musical partnership develops into a deep friendship, and their lives take unexpected turns. “John is a really gifted director,” says Oscar nominee Ruffalo. “I loved ONCE and was thrilled to talk to him about this film. He does such a beautiful job of mixing music into the world of the film without it being a traditional musical. He’s like the John Cassevetes of cinematic musicals.” Co-star Knightley admits she is best known for her costume dramas and period films. “My character has pretty much died in everything I’ve done for the last five years,” she jokes. “I decided I’d like to do something where I didn’t have to go through heavy emotional turmoil and die, if at all possible. There’s a touch of emotional turmoil in this, but in the end I found it to be incredibly hopeful. It’s rare to find pieces of work that are so full of hope.” The relationship between Dan and Gretta is complex.

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Dan is still trying to work out his marriage to Miriam (Catherine Keener), while Gretta is still hoping that her relationship with the suddenly successful Dave will survive his newfound life in the spotlight. Bound together by their mutual determination to bring Gretta’s music to life by recording her songs outdoors – with the sounds and rhythms of New York City as a sonic backdrop – they ultimately find themselves enmeshed in one another’s emotional lives, unsure of how the boundaries between friend, partner, and potential lover are supposed to be drawn. “It’s an odd-couple type of relationship,” observes Knightley. “These aren’t necessarily two people who would find each other, but this happens at a very strange moment in their lives, and they end up being exactly what the other needs.” With a strong and uniquely powerful script, Carney was able to attract a compelling mixture of newcomers and seasoned veterans from many walks of the entertainment industry. “What we have is an incredible mix,” observes producer Anthony Bregman. “In addition to Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener, who have been working for decades, and Keira Knightley who has done Oscar-nominated work and the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies, we also have Hailee Steinfeld from TRUE GRIT; we have James Corden from British TV who just won a Tony Award; and people from the music industry like Adam Levine from Maroon 5, CeeLo Green and Yasiin Bey (also known as Mos Def.) It’s very rare to have that combination of actors from so many different disciplines in one movie.” BEGIN AGAIN opens on July 9, 2014 in theaters nationwide and is distributed locally by SOLAR PICTURES.

Here’s trailer link  at the Solar Pictures YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/prXttiueTdM

PLAYING MASTER AND SERVANT IN “BLACK BUTLER”

 

 

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Hiro Mizushima stars in the titular role of “Black Butler” produced by Shinzo Matsuhashi about an orphaned aristocrat exacting revenge who hires the services of a black butler at her aid costing her soul.

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Ayame Gőriki plays the aristocrat young lady named Shiori Genpo who masquerades as a male in order to get even to those responsible for her family’s death. She eventually summons a black butler named Sebastian Michaelis, on the condition that her soul is already for the taking after the revenge has been fulfilled. Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler with impeccable knowledge, manners, grace, cooking skills, martial arts and charming looks.

Adapting the highly successful Manga series into a movie, directors Kentaro Ohtani and Kei’ichi Sato with writer Yana Taboso decided to change the setting of the movie to a very near future fusing the East and West culture, creating a whole new distinctive era. Eventually, most of the characters have also been rewritten to suit the new setting. The all-original story of the film is set 130 years after the manga. Hiro who plays the demonic butler Sebastian returns to the movies for the first time in three years. The actor faced up to the challenge in preparing for the role that he even shed 50 kg off his weight to achieve the closest of resemblance with the character.

The manga debuted in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine in 2006, and its 15 volumes thus far have 14 million copies in print, including those published in 42 countries and territories. The manga already inspired a television anime series in 2008 and a stage play in 2009. It received the top prize in the shōnen manga category of France's Japan Expo Awards in 2010 and the Best International Manga Award in Germany's Animagic in 2011.

 

“Black Butler” will open exclusively in SM Cinemas nationwide on July 23 from Axinite Digicinema.

“DRAGON NEST: WARRIOR’S DAWN” POSTER RELEASE

 

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WORLD’S VIDEOGAME PHENOMENON DRAGON NEST NOW A MOVIE

The global video game phenomenon “Dragon Nest” comes to the big screen with its first of a trilogy – “Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn” where an unlikely human hero is centric in uniting a divided enchanted land to fight against the evil force that seeks to destroy all humans and elves.

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Directed by Yuefeng Song, the movie covers the events that took place during the Black Dragon Raid when a Black Dragon appeared in the once peaceful land enchanted land of Altea. With the Black Dragon’s attack, the King ordered then the young warriors Geraint, Argenta, Velskud and other legendary heroes to form the Dragon Slaying Alliance. The incident years after was widely known to be the First Dragon Invasion for the younger generations. We now find Lambert, a young restless wannabe warrior who lost his homeland and family when he was young, causing him to have the dream of vanquishing the Black Dragon. His limited but impressive fighting skills caught the attention of Barnac, the legendary mercenary who trains Lambert to use his fighting skills wisely and opportunely.

 

Produced by giant game prime mover Shanda Games, Eyedentity Games and Mili Pictures, “Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn” will open very soon in cinemas nationwide to be distributed by Axinite Digicinema in the Philippines.

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Nova Villa "takes a chance with the one that got away"

When you retire and fate gives you a chance to pursue your first love, would you?

 

Follow Cory, who is in her 60's, as she takes a leap to reignite an old flame in a story that would give an interestingly different look at love in 1st Ko si 3rd, an official entry to the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival.

The movie is about that "what if" of the heart and giving it a second chance. The lead character, Cory, is played by veteran comedienne Ms. Nova Villa who once again is partnering with her on-screen duo, Mr. Freddie Webb. The latter is playing Cory's love interest, Third.

For the first time in years the duo brings back to life their chemistry in cinemas by reliving their love team. This time however the comic antics are tamed to a level of serious but light depiction of sensible situations.

 

1st Ko si 3rd is written and directed by Real Florido and will be showing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ayala Cinemas on August 1 to 10, 2014.