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10 August 2016

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Columbia Pictures has revealed the action-packed first trailer for the sixth installment of the sci-fi, action horror film series, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” No less than lead star Milla Jovovich and fellow castmembers Ali Larter and William Levy introduce the trailer with a special greeting for Philippine fans.



The first one-sheet art has also been unveiled, showing Jovovich's Alice taking a knee as she pops her guns.

Opening in Philippine cinemas on January 2017, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is the final installment in the astoundingly successful film franchise adaptation of Capcom’s hugely popular video game series, having grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.

Director Paul W.S. Anderson, who wrote the screenplay, returns, along with lead star Jovovich.


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Picking up immediately after the events in “Resident Evil: Retribution,” Alice is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began – The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

The film also stars Ali Larter (“Resident Evil: Afterlife”) as Claire Redfield, Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones,” “Resident Evil: Extinction”) in the role of Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Shawn Roberts (“Resident Evil: Afterlife”) as Albert Wesker, Australian actress Ruby Rose (“Orange is the New Black”) as Abigail, Eoin Macken (“The Night Shift”) as Doc, Cuban-American actor William Levy, as Christian; Fraser James (“Law & Order: UK”) as Michael, and Japanese model and TV personality, Rola, as Cobalt.

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, the local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.





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05 August 2016

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Brazilian superstar Rodrigo Santoro (“300,” “300: Rise of an Empire”) plays Jesus Christ, who crosses paths with the film's mortal hero, Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) in Paramount Pictures’ epic action adventure “Ben-Hur,” based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”), the film is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title and separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

“As soon as I met Rodrigo, it was clear he was the right actor,” recalls Bekmambetov. "He has a God-given talent - Rodrigo can play this spiritual figure while still coming across as the boy next door.”

"Rodrigo was a perfect choice to play Jesus," comments producer Roma Downey. "He’s got strength, kindness and depth."

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Playing the role of Jesus was a serious undertaking for Santoro. "Billions of people all over the world have a very personal and intimate relationship with this man, with his image, with what he represents," comments Santoro. "It’s a tremendous responsibility, but it’s also a unique opportunity to have a chance to explore and to have a deeper understanding of what he went through and try to practice his teachings."

"I think the first thing that I had to do was attempt to erase any preconceived ideas I had about him," says Santoro. "Things that I’ve heard, things that even my grandma told me when I was growing up. I went to a neutral place and started from there."

Santoro undertook a physical and mental regime to prepare for the role. He spent a lot of time practicing yoga, meditation, and adopted a strict, cleansing diet.

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"I tried to connect to what I truly felt about this man because I had to play Jesus," Santoro continues. "How do I understand, as deeply as possible, this person and everything he represents? I wanted to create a portrait of the man behind the myth. I wanted to make him relatable without sacrificing any of his teachings, his aura, his spirituality and everything that was so unique about him. It was the most challenging thing I have ever done."

The crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the film’s emotional finale, proved a harrowing experience for the cast and crew. The day was bitterly cold. The crosses were set on the edge of a deep ravine, totally exposed to the elements. Snow had fallen the day before.

"I had a problem just going there to film that scene,” recalls Bekmambetov. “It was terrifying to see Rodrigo on that cross."

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"When I was up there on that cross it was so cold it was almost unbearable," recalls Santoro. "I was on the top of a cliff looking over all those people. When they took me down from the cross, my body was involuntarily shaking. I couldn’t stop. It was probably the most emotionally charged experience I’ve ever had."

"The only word I can use to describe the feeling of being in the crucifixion scene is surreal," explains co-star Nazanin Boniadi. "You get a slight sense of what it must have been like at that time to see this beloved man unjustly and brutally killed."

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"Rodrigo's hands were strapped to the cross, and his body was vibrating with the cold," says Downey with a shudder. "His courage, the level of commitment to playing this role was mesmerizing. The take was 20 minutes long and everyone watching was held in complete silence.”

Opening across the Philippines in August 17, “Ben-Hur” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.







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Encantadia returns! The long-awaited retelling of the original classic will be available to stream and download exclusively on iflix
iflix, the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows and movies for a low monthly price, is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated re-telling of the Filipino classic, Encantadia is now available exclusively to iflix members to stream and download. In agreement with GMA Network, each episode of the much-awaited telefantasya will be available to iflix members in the Philippines within 24-hours of its initial television broadcast.

Encantadia, the beloved saga that won the hearts of Filipinos some 11 years ago, made its return this July. The requel – retelling sequel – is set to bring superior and world-class entertainment with new episodes added from Tuesday to Saturday every week.

The series re-boot features many of the Philippines rising and established stars, including Marian Rivera, Glaiza De Castro, Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia, Sanya Lopez,  and Dingdong Dantes.
iflix Philippines Country Manager, Sherwin Dela Cruz, commented: “We are hugely proud to support the Philippines’ exceptionally talented local entertainment industry. Encantadia has an incredible legacy, which we are honoured to be a part of.  Having each episode of Encantadia available exclusively on iflix to stream and download, just 24 hours after its initial broadcast means our members will never miss a single episode of the exciting requel.”


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Now available in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to additional key emerging markets in the coming months. Offering consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award winning programs, each subscription provides users access to the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extensive library for offline viewing. The service is priced at only PHP129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access with no ads!

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its world-class service, features and content, with no credit card or payment details required. Go to www.iflix.com to register.





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04 August 2016

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Following a leak yesterday, the official teaser for Christopher Nolan's upcoming film 'Dunkirk' was released by Warner Bros. Pictures revealing our first look to Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy's ambitious project set in World War II. 

It tells the true story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

'Dunkirk' stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and newcomers Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles. It opens July 2017 distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures!






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30 seconds of the teaser trailer of Christopher Nolan's upcoming WWII drama 'Dunkirk' has leaked online. 

UPDATE: The official trailer just dropped. Watch it HERE.



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The partially-released trailer, attached in front of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Suicide Squad' screenings (the film is now showing in the Philippines, and tomorrow, August 5, at US theaters), offers a glimpse to 'The Dark Knight' trilogy director's ambitious project, in which he reportedly hired an actual army of extras to recreate the real-life evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France in 1940.

'Dunkirk' stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and newcomers Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles. It opens July 2017 distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures!




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03 August 2016

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Buckle up, sit tight and rediscover movies as Ayala Malls Cinemas’ U.P. Town Center (along Katipunan Ave., QC) opened the first 4DXTM screen in the city at its recent launch (July 15) of its multiplex of cinemas that also houses luxurious recliner seats and the latest in Dolby Atmos technology.   
                 
Responsive to the needs of the community, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ U.P. Town Center intensifies the cinematic experience notches higher with its four (4) state-of-the-art cinemas – (1)Recliner seats equipped in Dolby AtmosTM , (2) Dolby digital theatres and (1) 4DXTM cinema.        


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Be in the movie by using all of your senses with U.P. Town Center’s 4DXTM cinema, the first of its kind in northern Metro Manila.  Stimulating not just the eyes but the rest of the senses too, 4DXTM has indeed transformed the experience of watching movies.   Its 4DXTM motion chairs are equipped with bottom and back shakers and leg ticklers - tilts forward, backward, side to side and nudges in the back. Further immersing the audience, the cinema’s environmental effects feature that emits wind, bubbles, different scents, water, fog and lightning are seamlessly synchronized with the action on screen. 
                
For the keen listener, another first in the area is the Dolby AtmosTM technology that creates powerful, moving audio and introduces two important concepts to cinema sound – audio objects and overhead speakers.  Sounds flow all around the cinema while comfortably watching in the motorized recliner seats while fully engaged with what’s happening on the big screen – 2D, 3D and 4DX.  
                 
Hungry for more? Complementing an unparalleled impressive cinematic experience, U.P. Town Center Cinemas has a Movie Snack Bar too that also offers a wide range of snacks and refreshments for a fully satisfying movie treat. 


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The only University Town Center in the country, U.P. Town Center Cinemas’ schedule can also be accessed at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com – an online portal of movie schedules where one can reserve and buy tickets in advance.  Additionally, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ MPass card is a reloadable prepaid movie card that comes in handy for online and over the counter ticket purchases which also offers exclusive promos.
                 
Present during the launch of U.P. Town Center Cinemas featuring the latest “Ghostbusters” movie are Ms. Rowena M. Tomeldan - President of Ayala Land Malls Inc., Atty. Rolly S. Dueñas - Deputy General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas, Mr. Robert J. Lotho - General Manager of U.P. Town Center, Mr. Amir V. Precilla - General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas and Mr. Mark L. Sablan - Senior Division Manager of Ayala Land Inc. 

The event was graced by celebrities and prominent personalities such as Angelika dela Cruz, Jane Oneiza, Leo Katigbak, Sec. Rene Almendras, Vincent Del Rosario, Loisa Andalio, Jairus Aquino and Yves Flores. 

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'Suicide Squad' is the best DC film this year. Does it say much? Unfortunately no. The comic studio brand had quite a rough time delivering its goods in 2016. Batman v Superman, and most recently Batman: The Killing Joke didn't reach everyone's high expectations, and this movie was an unfortunate addition to the aforementioned disappointments.



I can't blame anybody to get their hopes up here. This film is filled with great talents. David Ayer takes helm, and his previous works has been nothing but impressive. He directs a uniquely diverse thespians that include Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jared Leto, all with notable credibility on their sleeves. While the film turned out to be a powerhouse acting-wise, none of these actors can save the overflowing flaws of its creative choices.



Given the fact that a lot of characters here aren't well-known to the general public, introducing them for the first time on-screen is a difficult job to pull-off. They happen to go to the cheapest route though, with the film's opening forcing you to swallow as much backstory of big stars Deadshot (Will Smith) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) as possible without letting itself breathe for a while to focus on somewhere else. The result is a clunky mess, and a noticeable uneven characterization for all characters. 



It's easy to compare this with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy which has the same exact premise as this film: B-list criminals forcing to team-up to defeat a large threat. That movie's success relies on how much emphasis they put enough emphasis on their goal as a team as well as their individual differences blend one another. Suicide Squad, on the other hand, falls short on keeping up with the unity of its main group. A scene at a bar halfway through the movie tries to compensate with its deficiency, but then again, it wasn't enough. 



Suicide Squad is lost on what it wants to be. For a film marketed as a colorful spectacle, the assortment of characters and plot lines became a large flaw in itself. What a big mishap considering it has so many potentials imprinted all over.

The geek rates it 5/10! 

'Suicide Squad' opens tomorrow, August 4 in cinemas nationwide from Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines! Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.








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01 August 2016

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Game of Thrones actors Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten is set to appear together for the first time in the silver screen for 'Brimstone'. 

It tells the story of a young mother (Dakota Fanning) seeking revenge after being accused wrongly by a ruthless preacher (Guy Pearce). 

Harrington and van Houten will play the role of Samuel and Anna, presumably as side characters. Aside from Fanning and Pearce, they will be joined by Emilia Jones, Jack Roth and Jack Hollington. 

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The film, directed by Martin Koolhoven, was recently added to the prestigious Golden Lion category in the 73rd Venice International Film Festival this August. It was also dubbed as the "most expensive Dutch movie” ever made.

It will compete with Arrival, The Bad Batch, Jackie, La Land, The Light Between Oceans, Nocturnal Animals, On The Milky Road, Paradise, Piuma, Questi giorni, Spira Mirabilis, The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez, The Distinguised Citizen, El Cristo ciego, Frantz, Jackie, The Untamed, Voyage of Time, A Woman's Life and The Woman Who Left.

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