Thursday, August 28, 2014

TOM HARDY REVEALS NEW SIDE OF HIMSELF IN "THE DROP"

 

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The discovery of an abandoned and abused puppy leads a lonely bartender out of his constricted world in "The Drop," a riveting journey through a rarely seen side of working-class Brooklyn. The first film written by best-selling author Dennis Lehane, "The Drop" sets an unusual love story against the volatile backdrop of organized crime’s unbreakable grip on the small pubs and taverns used as money-laundering “drops.”

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Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) slings drinks in his Cousin Marv’s (James Gandolfini in his final performance) bar and looks the other way whenever Brooklyn crime bosses use the place as a temporary bank for their ill-gotten gains. He keeps to himself, attending Mass daily at the old neighborhood parish church, but never taking Communion.

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Bob’s simple life becomes much more complicated when he discovers a battered pit bull puppy in a trash can. Turning to his neighbor Nadia (Noomi Rapace) for help, he nurses the puppy back to health, as their mutual concern for the dog sparks an unexpected attraction between them. But when Eric Deeds (Matthias Schoenaerts), the dog’s original owner and Nadia’s abusive ex-boyfriend, tries to reclaim both of them, and a robbery at the bar puts Bob in the crosshairs of the Chechen crime boss who owns it, Bob is forced to face the shocking truth about the people he thinks he knows best—including himself.

To direct the movie, the producers selected Michaël R. Roskam, a Belgian with one feature film to his credit: "Bullhead," a dark thriller about a brooding and dangerous loner that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2011.

“It was such a strong debut for a director,” says executive producer Larocca. “The way he handled the cast made it really clear that this is a guy who knows how to work with actors. Our script has rich and deeply complex characters, so we needed someone we knew could work with actors to draw out truly extraordinary performances.”

The success of Roskam’s first feature was rapidly opening doors for the director in Hollywood, and he gave careful consideration to the choices he was offered. “This is the first time I have directed a film from a script I didn’t write,” Roskam says. “One of the things that drove my decision was that I wished I had written it. I knew it was the story for me. It was extremely well-written and plot-driven, but with the kind of complex character development that appeals to me.”

"The Drop" will open in cinemas soon from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Trailer link here,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7AlH76IGCc&list=PLcZs6n5iZPx-LUexAQmpiQoSvEzeuBBwv

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

KOREAN TEEN ACTOR KI HONG LEE STARS AS ELITE RUNNER IN "THE MAZE RUNNER"

 

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Korean actor Ki Hong Lee has obviously set a firm pace to stardom starring opposite Dylan O'Brien in the upcoming book adaptation of "The Maze Runner." By the looks of it, the recently concluded Greenies Screening in the Phils. had the girls giggling after the movie, charmed by his notable presence and performance in the movie.

Thomas (O'Brien) wakes up in a lift, moving slowly upward. As the box grinds to a halt and the doors open, he finds himself among a colony of boys who welcome him to the Glade – a large open expanse surrounded by enormous concrete walls. Thomas’ mind is blank. He has no knowledge of where he is, doesn’t know where he came from, and he can’t remember his parents, his past, or even his own name.

Thomas and his fellow “Gladers” don’t know how or why they got to the Glade. Thomas learns that each resident of the Glade has a role to play, from gardening to construction to being one of the elite runners who map the walls of the Maze that keep them captive and change configurations every night. Maze Runners race the clock to cover as much ground as possible before the end of the day when theMaze locks down and the deadly biomechanical Grievers roam the corridors of the concrete structure.

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The elite among the Gladers are called Runners, whose athleticism propels them through the Maze each day, which helps them compile a map of the foreboding structure and, maybe, figure out a way to escape. Their captain is Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee. The young actor grew to understand his position of leadership among the Gladers in a very individual way. “I looked at the Marines and the Army and, and I consider Minho like a general of the Gladers,” Lee explains, “It’s his job to rally the troops.”

Running through the massive walls which is both industrial and ancient in construction, Minho along with Thomas, runs into the Maze everyday and goes back to the Glade to bring back hope and memorizes each run so he can piece together the intricate and ever changing structure of the Maze. "Minho doesn't say much - he just runs fast which makes him invaluable for solving the riddle of the maze. He's an Indiana Jones-type adventure dude," says director Wes Ball. "He's the fastest, most bad-ass guy who goes out into the Maze everyday. He's kind of a mysterious guy, but will eventually open up too."

Ki Hong Lee (Minho) began acting in middle school, performing in church skits, and he grew to love the stage and maintains a passion for theater. Lee recently played the much-beloved character Paul in ABC Family’s "The Nine Lives Of Chloe King," and took part in the film adaptation of "Yellowface," from the Tony Award®-winning playwright David Henry Hwang. Additionally on stage he debuted at Los Angeles’ East West Players in a play called "Wrinkles," which was the first time his father was able to see Lee perform, so the play remains very special to him.

In his personal life, Lee has a passion for people, education and good causes. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he has served in some form of student government from middle school through college. Raised in different cultures, from Seoul to Auckland, Lee considers himself to be a California soul at heart, and could not continue life without good Mexican food in regular doses. He also enjoys sports, particularly basketball, football and tennis. His favorite football team – the Dallas Cowboys.

"The Maze Runner" sprints in cinemas nationwide this September 17 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

JASON PATRIC FACES OFF WITH BRUCE WILLIS IN "THE PRINCE"

 

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In the vein of high-adrenaline action-packed films such as "Narc," "Catch .44" and "Frozen Ground," prolific producer Randall Emmett pits Jason Patric againts Bruce Willis in the upcoming movie "The Prince."

“Bruce really fell for the material, as well as Jason, and then John (Cusack) came on board and I felt that actors of this caliber would bring something really special to the characters and to the story of a man having to face his old demons when his daughter disappears in the same crime universe that he used to live in.” says Emmett.

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Jason Patric stars as Paul Brennan, a widowed family man who goes to New Orleans to track down his missing daughter. The truth of her disappearance is hard for him to take and forces him to confront his own criminal past. Living under the radar for 20 years, Paul operates as a mechanic whose daughter, Beth (Gia Mantegna), attends college all the way across the country. But when he soon learns that Beth's tuition has not been paid, he flies immediately to Lousiana to check on her despite his worst fears. As Paul finds her way to Beth, he found her best friend Angela (Jessica Lowndes) and takes her where she's last seen Beth.

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Unknown to Paul, tracking down Beth means going through the path where he will eventually catch up with his past once again. As they go through and past bullets looking for Beth, Paul finally comes face to face with an old enemy, Omar (Willis) - the city's most powerful man whose family he mistakenly killed 20 years back. It is then revealed that Paul is a former mob enforcer two decades ago. “I play a single father who all of a sudden finds out that his daughter has disappeared, and in searching for her discovers she has a secret life,” explains Patric. “As the story unfolds, you find out Paul also had a secret life. I think we all have our pasts, parts of ourselves that we hide, for our betterment we believe. With every character I always find those parts of myself that I understand or that I have lived. In this case there is a darkness that this man has buried because he wants to have something better.”

"Paul is the ultimate father, a tough guy but also a teddy bear deep down inside," explains Gia Mantegna who plays Beth, Paul's wayward daughter who runs with the wrong crowd when she leaves home for college. "Beth is the driving force for Paul’s return to New Orleans where he is forced back to his old territory and faces his enemies."

"The Prince is an incredible action thriller, but at the same time there is a heart in there," concludes director Brian Miller. "There is the revenge that Omar has been seeking over the last twenty years and has built up through to the big finale at the end. And there's the very realistic father daughter relationship that I think people are going to relate to. Like a lot of people, Paul and his daughter had a very disconnected relationship. When he goes on this journey, it brings them closer together. It’s also a wakeup for all the characters who go through their own personal arcs. When people walk away at the end of this movie they are going to be blown away."

"The Prince" opens in theaters nationwide on September 10 from Axinite Digicinema.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

TROUBLE FINDS STEVEN SEAGAL IN “A GOOD MAN”

 

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Currently in cinemas, “A Good Man” is an exciting Steven Seagal show of non-stop, heart-racing action. A Good Man follows Alexander (Steven Seagal) a retired Special Forces agent torn by a tragic past, as he tries to live a low-key life out of trouble.

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But trouble will find him when his neighbors Lena (Iulia Verdes) and Mya (Sofia Nicolaescu) are kidnapped and held ransom by Strip club owner Li Wei (Elias Ferkin) who works for the mysterious Mr. Chen until their brother Saha (Victor Webster) pays it off. Alexander and Sasha will embark on a mission to free their friends and bring down Mr. Chen’s (Tzi Ma) crooked empire.

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Tzi Ma said, “The most interesting thing in the movie is the content in the story of the balance between good and evil, and how those forces often times come together. It is something hard to depict, and this movie shows it throughout, surprisingly so.”

“A Good Man” is from Crystalsky Multimedia and is now showing in the following cinemas: SM North Edsa, SM Fairview, SM Marikina, SM Megamall, SM Manila, SM Sta. Mesa, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Iloilo, Festival Mall Alabang, Gateway Cineplex, Cinerama Recto, Fishermall, Remar-Cubao, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Metro-East, Ever Commonwealth, Promenade Greenhills, Sta. Lucia East, Gaisano-Iligan, Gaisano-Butuan, Gaisano Cagayan De Oro, Brickstone Tuguegarao, KCC Cinema Gensan and KCC Cinema Marbel.

" A Good Man" is from Crystalsky Multimedia (opened August 20 in cinemas).  Check out the film’s trailer here

:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yv9zdO76mKs.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ENGAGING BREAKTHROUGH VISUALS AND STORY IN “THE BOOK OF LIFE”

 

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From the studio (20th Century Fox) that introduced the exhilarating world of “Avatar” comes “The Book of Life,” an animated feature film with an epic mythology inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday set in a visually spectacular world never seen before with an original story from producer Guillermo Del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez. Both of Mexican descent, Del Toro and Gutierrez are compleat filmmakers who wanted to share the richness of their culture to the world by creating an authentic Mexican story at the backdrop of a revolutionary style in animation.

“The Book of Life” is also Jorge’s (the director’s) love letter to his native land that is an emotionally engaging, emotional and original story with comedy, love, action and adventure featuring a star-studded voice cast including Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo and Christina Applegate. Two-time Academy Award-winner and Grammy winner music producer Gustavo Santaolalla, who won Oscars for “Brokeback Mountain” and “Babel” writes the film’s original score and songs.

The ultimate celebration of life, “The Book of Life” is the journey of Manolo (Luna), a young man who embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, Manolo finds himself at a a time when spirits pass between worlds and where anything can happen.

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

Watch the movie’s initial video of the cast here:

 

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Greenhills Cinemas treats Moviegoers to Smartphones, Tablets and TV sets in Movie Madness Promo

 

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Watching movies is good for you. Researchers from New York University found that movie watching helps perk up the mind, lessen stress and produce an overall sense of wellbeing.

From August 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 Greenhills Cinemas is treating movie buffs to a level-up movie experience called Movie Madness. Every cinema ticket bought at Theater Mall Cinemas 1 and 2, Promenade Cinemas 3, 4 and 5 or at the new Promenade Cinemas 6, 7 and 8 in Dolby Atmos entitles moviegoers to one raffle stub per ticket that will win them exciting prizes every month.

For August one lucky cinema ticket holder will take home a Samsung Galaxy Duo S2 android phone while another lucky moviegoer will win a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in September. October and November raffle draw winners meanwhile will win Samsung Galaxy Note 8 android tablets that are virtual travel companions/secretaries. December, January and February winners will each receive Samsung S1 51” Plasma TV sets.

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“We Filipinos are such big movie fans. And movies are still the most affordable and most accessible form of entertainment for the whole family. Since we are celebrating our anniversary this August, we decided to share some festive vibes with our moviegoers and thank them for their loyal patronage. This Movie Madness promo is our way of making movie fans love the movies more,” said Precy M. Florentino, president of the Music Museum Group that runs Greenhills Cinemas.

Draw dates for Movie Madness winners will be August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28, February 1 and March 2. Lucky winners will be notified about their prizes that may be claimed at the Admin Office at the third floor of Greenhills Promenade on the corresponding month.

The more times you watch a movie, the better the chances of winning cool prizes. And the good news is, moviegoers can win more than once!

For more information about exciting new features and movies showing at Greenhills Cinemas visit www.musicmuseum.com.ph.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

“THE MAZE RUNNER” PICKS UP SPEED AS SEPTEMBER 17 NEARS! Watch the Gladers Video

 

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“The Maze Runner” is set to turn things in a dizzying blur as the teenage captives in a virtual prison known as The Glade run for a chance to save their lives. Headed by “Teen Wolf’s” heartthrob Dylan O’Brien along with a group of talented young actors including Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Blake Cooper, “The Maze Runner” is directed by Wes Ball based on James Dashner’s hugely successful (trilogy) tome.

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At this year's Comic Con, the cast attests that the movie will be shocked on how the book’s famous baddies known as the Grievers, were depicted. Director Ball further stressed that the audience will definitely be in for a pretty terrifying ride.

Published in October 2009, “The Maze Runner” became a New York Times Best Seller and captured the imaginations of readers around the world, who described it as a combination of “Lord of the Flies,” “ The Hunger Games,” and the legendary television series “Lost.” Dashner understands those comparisons, especially to Lord of the Flies, but notes that THE MAZE RUNNER is at its heart a very different story. “I don’t think characters would react they way they do in Lord of the Flies,” he explains. “I think they’d be more civilized, orderly, and determined to survive and escape. THE MAZE RUNNER is an adventure story that’s also about hope and the potential of the human spirit.”

The book caught the attention of producers Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman from the management/production company The Gotham Group. “We see a lot of young adult novels,” Stollman explains. “And you always look for something that has a big world creation with characters that are identifiable and something we haven’t seen before,” which is what they found in Dashner’s book.

Leading man Dylan agrees, "That’s something that might separate this, I think, being like one of those YA movies that are coming out. I so genuinely don’t think it’s like that. It totally exists in its own right and like he said, it could easily be taken as a kid’s movie just objectively, but there is a real sense- there’s this gravitas to it It’s really, really mature in that aspect of performances and just the story."

Reflecting on the story’s appeal, Dashner notes that much of it stems from the “constant state of not being able to predict what’s going to happen next. I wanted my readers, and now the moviegoing audience, to feel like Thomas when they enter the Glade.”

 

Meet the Gladers video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFvok6gBAdM&list=PLcZs6n5iZPx8CHV6UBIQaEHvK4Uru0CqW

 

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

MAZE RUNNER Fans Day Screening

 

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Do you want to watch the Premiere of Maze Runner with your Running Mates ? Just follow the Mechanics here in the Photo above and have a chance to have three of your running mates see this Amaze-ng  movie.

Watch THE MAZE RUNNER with your 4 friends in advance!

Upload a photo of you and your friends here on our Facebook wall, your Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags ‪#‎GladersPH‬ and ‪#‎MazeRunner‬.

Promo runs until August 19, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Awesome Threesome @ Joes Jeans Boutique

 

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Ingrid Chua Go, Mikaela Martinez and Princess Violago hosted a Sale Party for the Launch of Joe’s Jeans

Manila, Philippines- A big shopping spree happened at SM Mega Fashion Hall when three big fashion icons launched the sought-after jeans brand in L.A. Ingrid Chua Go, Mikaela Martinez and Princess Violago hosted a Joe’s Jeans Private Sale Party at the first and newest Joe’s Jeans boutique.

Joe’s is an L.A.-based casual chic lifestyle brand known for modernized, timeless styles from premium denim and collection pieces to contemporary accessories and footwear. With over a decade of influence in the fashion industry, Joe’s has remained true to their DNA throughout their expansion, embracing fashion innovation in the creation of a fully faceted line for men and women.

“Joe’s Jeans wants to feature an image of strong-minded and independent people, like Ingrid Chua Go, Mikaela Martinez and Princess Violago who live for passion and follow their hearts. I believe they are the depiction of a perfect day at Joe’s Jeans Boutique.”, said Mika Raymundo, Brand Manager of Joe’s Jeans.

Excited to shop and experience the comfort of wearing a pair of Joe’s jeans, the guests of the Awesome Three had a blast slashing a couple of bucks hunting for the best fitting jeans.

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Known for its unique, narrative campaigns, Joe’s Jeans features the strong-minded, independent people, who liberate themselves by throwing convention out the window and following their hearts with no regrets and no apologies. What if your definition of a perfect day was changing plans on your wedding day and running out wearing your favorite jeans under your wedding dress, or the morning of the walk of shame?
Joe's poses a modern challenge for anyone determined to write his or her own story unencumbered by societal standards and opinions. "What's Your Perfect Day?" #JustAPerfectDay

Joe's Jeans are the choice of Hollywood's biggest stars like Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gisele Bundchen, Zoe Saldana, Cameron Diaz, Miranda Kerr, Ben Affleck, Joe Jonas and a lot more.

About the Brand

A global brand, JOE'S® is available coast to coast at fine department stores and specialty boutiques in the USA and internationally throughout Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America at stores such as Harrods, Liberty, Galeries Lafayette, Le Bon Marché, Printemps and Tsum. Check out Joe’s Jeans boutique at the upper ground floor of SM Mega Fashion Hall. Follow @joesjeans on instagram and twitter.

BRUCE WILLIS IN UNRELENTING ACTION FILM “THE PRINCE”

 

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Bruce Willis leads a venerable group of veterans and newcomers in “The Prince,” a non-stop action film that forces a retired crime boss back into the seedy underworld he’d left behind. For 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 Beth goes missing, Paul is forced to return to the city and face his former enemies including Omar (Willis), the city’s most powerful man whose family he mistakenly took out, in an explosive final standoff that may offer redemption for Paul’s past mistakes.

Prolific producer, Randall Emmett (“2 Guns,” “Escape Plan”) read the script and immediately knew it was a winner in the vein of his previous action packed movies. “Bruce really fell for the material, as well as Jason, and then John came on board and I felt that actors of this caliber would bring something really special to the characters and to the story of a man having to face his old demons when his daughter disappears in the same crime universe that he used to live in.” says Emmett.

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As each new bit of information gets Paul closer to Beth, it also exposes him to Omar (Bruce Willis), “a very powerful man in the city of New Orleans who put a price on Paul’s head the day Paul mistakenly killed Omar’s wife and daughter,” explains director Brian Miller. “Like Open Range or Unforgiven, this is a modern day western where this gun slinger’s daughter goes missing in this city where he is a wanted man.”

“Bruce is an old school pro that can just turn on the charm; I would whisper in his ear and wound him up a little bit, and then just let him go,” recalls Miller, of the character that does little to hide his thirst for vengeance. Omar, finely dressed with an air of power about him, tightens his grip on the phone, as a car follows Paul’s Explorer through an industrial part of town. The voice on the other end assures Omar that everyone in the bar knew The Prince the second he walked in the door.

Director Brian A. Miller plants the audience firmly in the gritty underworld of revenge seeking gangsters with the action-thriller The Prince, which shot on locations throughout Mobile, Alabama. “I have to say, the production value that we got from Mobile is quite spectacular,” says Miller enthusiastically of the city that turned itself into a back lot and doubled as New Orleans for a large portion of the shoot. Adds producer Randall Emmett, “Brian fell in love with Mobile and thought it was just ideal for The Prince. The city worked with us and the community really embraced us, so it made our production really work.”

More of Willis in action when “The Prince” opens on September 10 in cinemas nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR" FULL LENGTH TRAILER REVEAL - SPIES ON THE HATCH!

 

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Dreamworks Animation reveals the latest full length trailer of "Penguins of Madagascar" where we get to see our favorite penguins as toddlers and follow them through as they grow up to become the world's most reliable yet hilarious spy quartet.

"Penguins of Madagascar" is a spin-off from the blockbuster "Madagascar" franchise where the scene-stealing penguins started out composed of Skipper, Rico, Private and Kowalski who are now stars of their own self-titled movie.

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In "Penguins of Madagascar," Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) join forces with a super-secret animal organization called North Wind to fight the many-tentacled menace North Wind's leader, meanwhile, is a wolf known only as Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch).

                                             

The core group of penguins will be joined by actors  including John Malkovich, Peter Stormare, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru and Werner Herzog as new voices.


"Penguins of Madagascar" (3D) will open in cinemas nationwide on November 26 from DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Energizer Night Run @ Alabang City

 

After the last year’s “glowing race” with thousands of runners in the Greater Manila area, people can experience again the one-of-a-kind fun run as Energizer opens Night Race Manila 2014.

Energizer’s night race is the perfect fit especially for those who love running but do not like the heat. Just like the past years, this event in September will also create a night of lights as the runners beam up the race route in Filinvest City Alabang produced by the Energizer 3LED Headlights which is part of their running gear.

The Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World is a Global series of nighttime running events where participants race by the light of an Energizer headlight to raise awareness for the need for safe, clean solar lighting around the world. First launched in South Africa in 2007, the race has become a well-established event taking place in Argentina, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and of course, Philippines. The event is a great occasion to engage with our target market (families) in a fun and entertaining way. Not only is this a fun run, the Energizer Night Race has been a venue to spread Positivenergy by contributing to local and international causes as part of our responsibility in making a positive impact around us.

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Cara Ramirez-Tecson, Energizer Philippines, Inc. Marketing Manager explained the advocacy saying they are offering the run not just for the beneficiaries but for the runners too. 

“We would like this year’s run to be a venue of fun and excitement for everyone who will join, so we’re focusing on their enjoyment this time more than anything else,” she said.

“Beyond the beneficiaries, we will focus on our goal to provide that “fun” for the runners so we can radiate the positivenergy to everyone “said Tecson. 

Though the press kits include a headlight that is worth P499, organizers of the event still made the run more affordable for runners with the price registration ranging from P600 for 3k runners, P700 for 5k and P800 for 10k runners.

Lady Reyes, Energizer Philippines, Product Manager for Lights & Specialty said “with the prices made very affordable, we are inviting everyone to come and join us in this event. This is a good venue to bond with families and friends as we spread positive energy.” 

"As a company we believe in coupling international and local marketing initiatives and we’re increasingly enjoying success, fuelled from extending our marketing efforts towards more community based activations that seeks to couple traditional advertising efforts with a positive and relevant cause that has some benefit in the community," Todd Montgomerie, Energizer Phils. Managing Director shared. 

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"This will be our 5th night race in The Philippines in a 4 year period, and our second to be held in Manila area. In alignment with our brand value of “positive energy” we hope that the 2015 Energizer night Race will once again encourage friends, family, colleagues and other energetic and willing participants to engage in and display positive healthy energy by running either the 3, 5 or 10km course as their own positive energy levels permit. We will make it more positive we hope by again donating to the Kapuso foundation," Montgomerie said.

Tecson shared that since the Night Race was held in the Philippines, "we have donated hearing aid devices with Energizer Hearing Aid batteries to kids of the Kapuso Foundation, Solar Lights to thousands of homes in the country without electricity through the One Million Lights project, and this year batteries and lights again to our partner GMA Kapuso Foundation using part of the proceeds from the Night Race Kits sales."

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We hope that through the Energizer Night Race, we spread Positivenergy while keeping the fun and enjoyment amongst the run enthusiasts. Layunin po namin na makapagbigay ng maayos, ligtas at masayang run event para sa lahat, at syempre po – makatulong sa mga less fortunate through Kapuso Foundation. It is our aim to provide a clean, safe and fun run while we are also able to help other people," Tecson adds.

The registration will start on August 2, 2014 at official registration sites including RUNNR at Bonifacio Global City, Alabang Town Center and Brooks SM North Edsa Annex.

Details of the event registration are also available on Energizer’s website atwww.energizerbatteries.com.ph. and www.Facebook.com/EnergizerPH.

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“GLOWING IN THE DARK” Now’s your chance to join a sparkling fun run as Energizer opens its fifth Night Race to share “Positivenergy” with your friends and families. Running for a brighter world,  gear up and be ready for this year’s Energizer Night Race.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Moving Loved one closer through LINE Premium Call

 

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Last August 6, 2014- Line the worlds leading Mobile platforms with its 490 million users,  launches the new LINE Premium Call, a globally renowned call service, along with loads of other surprises exclusive for Philippine users, during the event LINE more, Be Closer , held at Makati Shangri-la. Since its launch in the Philippines, the global messaging and call app continued to roll out exciting new features that aims to brought its Filipino users to be more closer together.

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LINE Premium Call allows users to make low-cost calls domestically and internationally to both landlines and mobile devices from inside the LINE app. With over 490 million users worldwide, the globally renowned app helps users in the Philippines reconnect with their families and friends through enhanced call quality and better network conditions.

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Since its launch of LINE free call service in the Philippines, the global messaging and call app continued to roll out exciting new features and now  LINE has been fully committed to consistently improve the quality of our LINE-to-LINE voice call, video call and LINE Premium Call. LINE Phils. has also launched partnerships with some of the country’s biggest names from various industries including Jollibee, Bench and Family Mart.

 

Line premium Call Pricing (for 1 minute call, by U.S. Cents)

Philippines

  • Landline         4.11 cents
  • Mobile            4.14 cents

Canada

  • Landline         1.0 cents
  • Mobile            1.0 cents

China

  • Landline         1.0 cents
  • Mobile            1.0 cents

Malaysia

  • Landline         2.0 cents
  • Mobile            3.0 cents

Singapore

  • Landline         1.0 cents
  • Mobile            1.0 cents

Thailand

  • Landline         2.0 cents
  • Mobile            2.0 cents

USA

  • Landline         1.0 cents
  • Mobile            1.0 cents

UK

  • Landline         1.0 cents
  • Mobile            5.0 cents

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The event also marked the launch of LINE’s newest Premium Call promotion exclusive in the Philippines. LINE will be giving away coupons with 300 LINE Premium Call credits to diners of 23 Munchpunch affiliated restaurants in 100 branches from August 14th to September 13th. These call credit coupons will also be given out to online shoppers of Lazada website from August 14th to 23rd.

For more pictures on this event pls. click the link below,

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Hari ng Tondo, a Cinemalaya Film

 

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One week before the showing of this movie, we were invited as Bloggers who will help this film to be the talk of the town, and we met this wonderful casts where they give their time to talk and relay their characters and how they do this in the period of 9 days as Director Carlos Siguion Reyna relays .

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Bibeth Orteza was the one who wrote the story while Director Carlos Siguion Reyna directs the film, a man and wife tandem who has been one of the industry’s best.

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Here are the cast that we met and enjoys chatting with at the back left is Rafa Siguion Reyna, Dir. Carlos Siguion Reyna, Gian Magdangal, Left front Audi Gemora, Rez Cortez, Robert Arevalo and Ciara Sotto.

It’s a story of a typical Filipino family who have been an entrepreneur for the period of time yet because of some difficulties and changes in times businesses are become stagnant and slows down in earnings, or maybe for some after 30 or 40 years of being an employee in any companies faces early retirement benefits or an abrupt decision to remove you in a position where you have been long time serving.

Since the father, Ricardo Villena as Robert Arevalo  the head of the family cannot do anything decided for his children to learn to live simple life despite of their lifestyles since they live has been so lax and full of material benefits, and was forced to show ‘tough love’ and brings them where he comes from and its in Tondo Manila. And to top it all , in the same day he is told that his granddaughter Anna’s  who is (Cris Villonco) , his wedding is not pushing through and his grandson and namesake Ricky (Rafa Siguion Reyna) is not graduating from college again.

 

Anna has caught her fiance philandering, Ricky wants just to sing and compose songs. Believing that the cousins weaknesses to battle life’s trials are on the account of their closest upbringing, Ricardo bringing them to his birthplace in Tondo where he owns a decrepit tenement housing called ‘Alapaap’. And there the next chapter of their life begins..

In Tondo Anna and Ricky meet people so unlike those in their Forbes Park milieu .. Theres Feliza (Liza Lorena) identified by Ronaldo as his former girlfriend, the fine upright community leader EMIL (Lorenz Martinez), immediately attracted to Anna the young accomplished musician  Raula (Aiza Seguerra, from whom Ricky stands to learn well from’; and Sally , at the mercy of the abusive live-in party  Vic (Gian Magdangal.

Whether or not Ricardo succeeds is what Hari ng Tondo is all about as Anna and Ricky also find out that what they see is what they get.

FAMILY ADVENTURE FILM “PUDSEY THE MOVIE” OPENS AUGUST 27 IN SM CINEMAS

 

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Following his winning performance in Britain’s Got Talent last 2012, the charming Pudsey now stars in his own movie about a city stray dog who relocates to the countryside with his new loving family.

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Entitled, “Pudsey: The Movie,” it follows the titular dog and his siblings Molly (Izzy Meikle-Smith), George (Spike White) and Tommy (Malachy Knights) as they move to the village of Chuffington-on-Sea with their mother Gail (Hynes).

Nick Moore will direct the family film from a screenplay by Paul Rose. Vertigo Films’ Rupert Preston, Allan Niblo and James Richardson are producing with co-producer Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.

“We are thrilled to be working with Vertigo Films and Syco Entertainment to bring Britain’s Got Talent’s Pudsey to the big screen,” said Content Film president Jamie Carmichael. “And we’re really looking forward to making Pudsey the most famous dog in the world.”

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“Pudsey is absolutely irresistible – and draws you in immediately,” said Preston. “This is a heartwarming story, which audiences will flock to and we are hugely excited to release the film wide in the UK.”

Voiced by David Walliams, the lovable mutt is smitten with his newfound family despite being independent for a long time. Untamed and adjusting to a whole new environment, he causes chaos in the village but foils the wicked schemes of a dastardly landowner (an enjoyably preposterous John Sessions).

“Pudsey The Movie” will open on August 27 exclusively in SM Cinemas nationwide from Silverline Inc.

HOLLYWOOD’S UNSETTLING SIDE IN “THE CANYONS”

 

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“The Canyons” starring Lindsay Lohan is a contemporary thriller written by Bret Easton Ellis (“Less Than Zero,” “American Psycho”) directed by Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Affliction,” “Auto-Focus”)and producer Braxton Pope,

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“The Canyons” documents five twenty-something's quest for power, love, sex and success set in the year 2012 in Hollywood. The filmmakers partly financing the film themselves through Pope’s new company Sodium Fox in order to maintain complete creative control of the distinct source material. According to Schrader, “We all experienced the frustrations of financing and institutional censorship. But now, with advances in digital photography and distribution, we can tell a story in the manner we choose. Movies are changing and we’re changing with it.”

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“The Canyons” tells the searing indictment of Hollywood culture and the year's most controversial film. Young trust-fund baby Christian (James Deen) is working on financing a horror film simply to keep his dad off his back. His girlfriend-turned-plaything Tara (Lindsay Lohan) is helping him with casting, and his producer, Gina, is trying to get her boyfriend Ryan the lead role. But unbeknownst to Christian and Gina, Ryan and Tara were once a couple, and as soon as the two meet again at an audition, their romance is rekindled. When Christian discovers that Tara has been having an affair, he begins to play a series of cruelly escalating mind games with both Ryan and Tara, leading to an act of violence from which there can be no redemption. Featuring fearless and unprecedented performances from its young cast, “The Canyons” is a thought-provoking examination of privilege run amok.

“The Canyons” will open in cinemas on August 13 from Crystalsky Multimedia. Check out the film’s trailer at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a2rXjVBLMM

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CINEMALAYA’S 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY FEATURE FILMS AT AYALA MALLS CINEMAS

 

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Ayala Malls Cinemas continues to celebrate with the nation as Cinemalaya’s 10th Anniversary recently opened (August 2) at their latest digital screen at Fairview Terraces.

The latest satellite venue of the festival which is Ayala’s Fairview Terraces in Quezon City hosted an opening night featuring “Separados,” a romantic comedy drama by GB Sampedro starring Alfred Vargas, Anjo Yllana, Jason Abalos, Victor Neri, Ricky Davao and Erik Santos. Inspired by true events, “Separados” is about the bittersweet saga of six men who separated from their wives.

In attendance at the Opening Night at Fairview Terraces are cast from the movie headed by the movie’s director GB Sampedro along with Anjo Yllana, Alfred Vargas with his wife, Angel Jacob, Melissa Mendez and Menggie Cobarrubias.

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“This year's batch of filmmakers will undoubtedly rise up to the challenge of the previous years with new stories to tell us and new lessons to be learned from their films," Cinemalaya Foundation president Jardin said.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls Cinemas. Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

To date, Cinemalaya has supported and promoted the production of 118 full feature independent films and 96 short films. Many of these films have won awards in local and international competitions and festivals. Through the annual festival, Cinemalaya has showcased over 1,000 works by independent filmmakers including full feature films, shorts, documentaries, Filipino film classics, and art films.

For more information about Cinemalaya, visit www.cinemalaya.org, www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the cinemalaya facebook page or CCP Film Office at telephone number 832-1125 local 1704-1705 and the CCP box office at 832-3704.

Check out the nation’s most visited website for this year’s Cinemalaya schedule - www.sureseats.com and reserve your tickets online the fastest and easiest way from Ayala Malls Cinemas.

Monday, August 4, 2014

WALKING DEAD AMONG THE LIVING IN “SAVAGED”

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Amanda Adrienne makes her feature film debut in “Savaged” where she takes on the role of Zoe, a deaf girl is brutalized by a murderous gang who are then hunted by her when the bloodthirsty spirit of an Apache warrior inhabits her lifeless body.

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Her character Zoe tells her mother that she wants to move in with her long distance boyfriend, her mother is reluctant to let her drive by herself since her daughter is deaf and unable to call for assistance. Despite her reservations, Zoe's mother allows her to go alone, which proves to have disastrous consequences when Zoe is abducted, brutally raped by several rednecks and left for dead when a Native American rescues her. Now empowered with mystical spirits, Zoe returns for violent revenge on her attackers.

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In preparing for the physical demands of the role, Adrienne revealed in previous interviews that she studied Wushu for nine months for the fight scenes. “It’s definitely mostly physical and emotional scenes but you just have to put yourself in it and go for it. But before taking on this role, I also went to Playhouse West for two year, studied Meisner and I’m not at Ivana Chubbuck Studio,” shares Adrienne of her preparation for the movie.

The movie’s director Michael Ojeda sees the movie as a supernatural action movie with lots of horror elements. Filmed with a modest budget, Ojeda shares that “I’m old school in a way. I’d rather use as many practical effects as I could. If I could’ve flipped a real car I would have. That would’ve been the way to do it, and then composite her in front of it. Compositing, I don’t see that as CGI. Compositing is compositing. If you flip a real car, slide her in there and rotoscope her out after the car is flipped or before, then you’ve got yourself a shot that really looks real. So we had to go with visual effects for this film but hopefully for the next we can do more practical.”

Watch  the chilling trailer of “Savaged” here

“Savaged” opens this August 6 in cinemas nationwide from CrystalSky Multimedia.

Friday, August 1, 2014

CONDO LIVING TO THE MAX

 

Condos aren’t mansions, but they are a perfect lifestyle fit for some, especially the younger generation that's always on the go. Sure, it’s less space, but they’re chock full of goodness. Condominiums you say? Nay. They are Condomaximums!

Here's a few reasons why condo-living rocks:

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BE SOCIABLE

Living in a condo building you’ll naturally be around more people. Since units are closer together and there are many more common areas like party rooms, fitness centers, and pools, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet your neighbors and kick it.

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GET CLOSER TO THE ACTION

You’re a mover and a shaker. You need to be knee-deep in the action and the condo life brings you closer to restaurants, bars, theaters, and many other city-centric events and shows. In a country full of commutes, you’ll perpetually be less than 20 minutes away from everything.

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LOCK IT, THEN ROCKET

A condo is like life before kids. It used to be so easy to spontaneously decide to go to dinner and drinks with the wife. 3 kids later? It takes 25 minutes just to get in the car. That’s a house. You can’t just leave a house. A condo though? Lock it up and head to Europe for a month.

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EXCEPTIONAL AMENITIES

Condos feature amenities for all residents including recreational facilities, fitness centers, as well as pools. Plus, with the homeowners association dealing with all the maintenance affairs, all you can do is enjoy.

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MAXIMUM SECURITY

Still afraid of the dark? I don’t blame you--it’s terrifying. But it’s nothing that the locked-down, buttoned-up security of a condo building can’t fix for you. With keyed entrances, on duty security, and security cameras, it’ll take an Ocean’s Eleven-type heist to get anywhere near your authentic Darth Vader replica costume. All that security leads to fewer break-ins and a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

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BE ECO-FRIENDLY

Walk, bike, and ride public transportation around the city with a clear conscience. It won’t be your car emissions that’ll be body-slamming Mother Earth to death.

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NEIGHBORLY ASSISTANCE

Unlike the death trappiness of a home, you’re never far from people in your condo building. This really pays off when you have an emergency--like that time you got your foot stuck in the toilet.

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LOOK MA, NO UPKEEP

For those that hate mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, repainting the house, or doing other chores associated with homeownership, it simply makes more sense to live in a condo. Plus, smaller spaces doesn’t require much electricity, so the inexpensive utility bills are also a welcome advantage.

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