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Samuel L. Jackson stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Legend of Tarzan” as George Washington Williams,  Tarzan’s unexpected ally in the film and real-life but relatively unsung hero from 19th-century American history.

“George Washington Williams was a man of so many talents and such bravery – to be this 14-year-old kid and go off to fight in the war between the States,” Jackson details. “And he went on to run for office, became a preacher, and did so many other things. So it was an opportunity to let people know that there was this man, historically, who actually went to the Congo and wrote a letter to King Leopold II about what he was doing to its population. Hopefully, people will see this movie and dig out their phones – or, as we used to say, ‘go to the library’ – and Google George Washington Williams and find out what actually transpired in the Congo.”

Of course, the real Williams didn’t race through the Congolese jungle with Tarzan, but Jackson says it “makes for a fun relationship” between the mismatched pair, and is part of the story’s subtle nod to the dark period in Africa’s history in which it’s set. “We’re obviously telling a fictional story,” Jackson observes, “but I love the reality of what’s going on inside of it, and [director] David Yates deals with those elements in a very real and positive way.”

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Jackson is clearly having a blast on the project, and admits that his childhood affinity for the Tarzan legend might have something to do with it. “I’d swing on ropes in my neighborhood and everywhere else, pretending and playing Tarzan.”

On his collaboration with Alexander Skarsgård and creating the camaraderie that develops between their characters, Jackson shares, “It’s a fun relationship. Tarzan doesn’t want to like George, but once he realizes his tenacity and his commitment and loyalty, he begins to understand him a bit better. George is considerably older than everybody in the film, and Tarzan, Kwete [played by Osy Ikhile] and the other tribesmen, they run everywhere. So I decided that George would always be trying to keep up, saying, ‘Don’t worry about me. I’m right behind you.’ But by the time I show up, they’ve already made a plan and are getting ready to go somewhere else. I’d be like: [Mimes panting]. And they’d just look at me and take off running again [laughs]. But George keeps his determination up, and every time they think they’ve lost him, he shows up, so that kind of makes them look at him in another way.

samuel l. jackson george washington williams legend of tarzan

“But I met Alex as a little kid when I was doing `Deep Blue Sea’ with his dad [Stellan Skarsgård],” continues Jackson. “Alex would always be in Stellan’s dressing room playing on the computer. So when we saw each other again on this film, I was like, ‘Man, you grew up!’ It was kind of fun to see him become what he’s become.”

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou, with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz.

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

samuel l. jackson george washington williams legend of tarzan

David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs.

Slated for release across the Philippines on Thursday, June 30, “The Legend of Tarzan” is distributed in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.











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Samuel L. Jackson portrays real-life unsung hero in 'Legend of Tarzan'

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Independence Day Resurgence movie review

The production for 'Independence Day: Resurgence' has been really rough, taking 20th Century Fox to release it 20 years after its predecessor. Details about it wasn't disclosed bu the long wait to get this made really hurt the film terribly.

In the film, the humans are now applying alien technology as their own weapon after defeating them. Decades later, the aliens seek vengeance to hopefully take down humanity and make the Earth their own.

Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles as President Whitmore and David Levinson from the last movie, and given the talent both of these thespians have, it appears their charm has lost. Both actors, especially Pullman who feels tired throughout the film, forced for the sole purpose of coming back with a paycheck.


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The action sequences were visually exciting, but from a narrative standpoint it felt out of place. I understand this movie was made for entertainment, to please the audience with computer generated explosions, but everything here turned out to be what recent action films has established: make all of it feel hollow. It's really impossible for someone to care about the destruction here if the filmmakers failed to make sense to each frame in the first place. 

For a film that pitted the end of humanity, there's nothing human with 'Independence Day: Resurgence'. And what a disgrace for a film to put an endless crap on human being instead of honoring it. 

The geek rates it 4/10!

'Independence Day: Resurgence' is now showing in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox Philippines! Rated PG by the MTRCB.


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The first teaser for the first AlDub feature film 'Together You And Me' is here.

 


The film stars popular love team "AlDub", the tandem of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, and opens in cinemas nationwide this July 13, 2016!

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mike de leon new film

16 years after the release of his last film 'Bayaning Third World', Mike De Leon is finally making his return to filmmaking.

The acclaimed director, responsible for Filipino classics such as 'Kakabakaba Ka Ba?', 'Kung Mangarap Ka't Magising, 'Batch '81,' and 'Kisapmata', said that the new film will be very personal for him.

"[It is] a political melodrama set during the Japanese occupation in the 1940s,” De Leon said. “It’s loosely based on my family. It’s very personal. This is the story I wanted to tell… setting it during the Japanese occupation added a whole new dimension."

“The new film will provide insights on the collaboration issue with the Japanese. Were they guilty or just being practical? [It's] interesting that this issue still resonates today, with turncoats and opportunists fighting to collaborate with this new regime or, in the not-so-distant past, the Marcos government."

The screenplay is still in the works, in a collaboration with writer Sarge Lacuesta, and that polishing are being processed from their "would-be historical consultant." 

De Leon added that he is making tours on Japan to visit historical spots from World War II, "not as a tourist, but to see the war shrines and museums… the other side of Japan. Not the Japan of sushi and tempura, but the Japan that invaded and killed. The Japan that tried to drive out the West and create an Asia for Asians.”

Casting Japanese actors for the untitled film is also on the line.

Recently, the filmmaker disclosed the conflict with Regal Film's "Mother" Lily and Roselle Monteverde  for the restoration of his 1984 film 'Sister Stella L.' through a rare e-mail interview that got the attention of several netizens on social media. 





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david yates talks tarzan remake 2016

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan has remained one of the most enduring characters of 20th-century popular culture since the character's first appearance in the 1912 story Tarzan of the Apes. The legendary “lord of the apes” has inspired films, TV serials, radio plays, stage productions, comics and video games.

But what the filmmakers of the upcoming action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan” found in the new script by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer was a fresh and entirely new take on the legend. “It has great characters, romance, humor and fabulous action,” says David Barron, the film's producer (Jerry Weintraub, as well as Alan Riche and Tony Ludwig also served producing the film). “It’s a large-scope, audience-friendly film, but with a thinking mind and a beating heart.”


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“It’s not Tarzan as you know it,” director David Yates adds. “It’s not a bloke in a loincloth. It’s a big, epic theatrical experience that’s grounded in how we see the world now – in how we connect with each other and the animals we share the planet with.”

The film isn’t telling an origin story – it’s set years after Tarzan has left the jungles of Africa behind. But, the director says, we will see glimpses of Tarzan’s life growing up in the jungle, with his nurturing ape mother, Kala, and the violent alpha male of the group, Kerchak, who never accepts the sight of a human in their midst. “We see in flashbacks how Jane, as a young girl, goes through the jungle tracking the mysterious ghost of Tarzan,” the director explains. “She’s the one who teases him out of the jungle and rescues him from this fairly brutal life. She saved him, and over the course of our movie, he has to save her – because he can’t really survive without her.”


david yates talks tarzan remake 2016

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. 

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Suicide Squad”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Gladiator”), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”). 

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side.  

Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash. 

David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by Burroughs.

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, June 30, “The Legend of Tarzan” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.






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finding dory 2016 movie review

Following up a beloved classic like 'Finding Nemo' is a long stretch. Not only the film revolutionize the level of what animation could become during its release, its heart-wrenching theme of fatherhood instantly resonates with those who have seen it. 13 years later and we got a sequel with 'Finding Dory', which reunites the original roster of talents from the original including director Andrew Stanton. 

While its predecessor is ultimately flawless on its own, 'Finding Dory' at least tried to come up with something new instead of going for the easy route of rehashing every event of the first one. 

The film deals with the short-term memory loss disorder of Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres), which led her to be separated with her family from her younger years. An event of remembering a small fragment of her past suddenly gave her a chance to get over it, with the help of his clown fish friends Nemo and Marlin, to go back to where she originally belong.

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Clocking in at an hour and a half, the movie moves swiftly and every scene felt like nothing is being wasted. The fast-paced nature of it is what makes the experience of going on a trip with Dory such a fun one. The first half of the film is where it excels, constantly debunking audience expectations right through the viewer's faces as its reoccurring humor. 

Everything about it was perfectly normal until it goes right into the final act, uncertain of what direction does it want to go. The frequent shifting of tone got a little bit too distracting especially with the supposedly tear-jerker scene, which was immediately interrupted with a dragging rescue sequence that took a lot of screen time. The newly introduced characters in the form of two whales was very distracting and annoying to the point of doing unhealthy decisions that completely disregards the charm of the film.

'Finding Dory' is a decent addition to the Pixar filmography. It's not the best nor the worst, its somewhere near the lower portion. The movie's fun and all, but it really needed more emotion and edge to fulfill the excellence it could've been. It did not keep swimming. 



The geek rates it 6/10!

'Finding Dory' is now showing from Walt Disney Pictures Philippines. Rated G by the MTRCB.

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inferno red carpet event singapore

Hollywood legends Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard led the red carpet event for Columbia Pictures and IMAGINE Entertainment's new action-thriller “Inferno” in Singapore June 14, taking the film's promo tour to Asia. They are joined by acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan who also stars in the film.




Inferno”, the third film in the studio's Robert Langdon series (including “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons”), has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date. Oscar-winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, “Inferno,” which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.


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“Inferno” is opening across the Philippines in October 28, distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.





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me before you movie review warner bros philippines 2016

As a film possessing the premise of a dying man finding love in his final days, 'Me Before You' barely tries to flesh out the drama it could've had. Instead, it focuses itself to discuss the joys in life, and why it is worth giving a longer stay. 

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Emilia Clarke plays the caretaker to Sam Claflin's ill character, and they both shine with very convincing performances, offering layers to their roles even if the screenplay didn't demand it. Their scenes together is what made the film quite a big charmer, realistically depicting love as something that is formed internally and not through action/ words. 

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The romance didn't felt forced, which is the film's biggest strengths. Its lightheartedness hints a tragedy of what might come after. This tragedy unfortunately didn't enable the viewers enough time to symphatize over this, and rushes to finish quickly instead of pushing for more emotion. 

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'Me Before You' is lovely, mostly thanks to the two leads. Their performances were strong enough to a point where you can disregard the film's obvious flaws. It's sweet and all, but it could've reach for more potential in its pivotal moments.

The geek rates it 7/10!


'Me Before You' opens this Wednesday, June 15, from Warner Bros. Pictures Philippines. Rated PG by the MTRCB.

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