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26 July 2016

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Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey is taking on a bizarre role as a cat in his latest film 'Nine Lives'. 

In “Nine Lives,” an immensely successful businessman who has built an empire at the expense of any sort of true human connection, Tom Brand (Spacey) is surrounded by good people who love him in spite of his skyscraper-sized flaws. But it isn’t until he finds himself with four paws and a tail that Tom realizes how lucky he’s been.         

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, joining Spacey are Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Malina Weissman, Christopher Walken and Cheryl Hines.
      
 A unique mix of heartwarming family fare, supernatural mystery and slapstick comedy, “Nine Lives” also delivers the thrill of seeing one of the most talented actors of our time inhabiting the body of an adorable cat named Mr. Fuzzypants. Hearkening back to films as diverse as It’s a Wonderful Life, Big and Freaky Friday, it’s a concept that should appeal to audiences from 5 to 85 — and one that Kevin Spacey was excited to join.

“For me, this is a great opportunity because I love doing comedy,” explains Spacey. “People often think of me in a darker, more evil kind of part. But it’s a great joy for me to be able to come to work every day and do something that’s really funny, really fast and very clever.”

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Sonnenfeld, whose long list of hits also includes “The Addams Family,” “Get Shorty” and “Wild Wild West,” says the film falls squarely in his wheelhouse. “It’s what I do as a filmmaker: It’s fantasy and it’s funny but it’s also real,” explains the director. “It’s a very funny movie in a fantastic situation that somehow is totally grounded in reality.”

According to co-writer Ben Shiffren, the goal of the script was to tell a story with humor and heart about a man who has alienated his family by spending all his time at the office and is forced, through a magical intervention, to reassess his priorities. “We wanted the tone be a bit more mature than just a typical ‘cat hijinks’ movie, so parents are able to appreciate it as well as kids,” he adds.

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At the same time, the writers wanted to mine the rich comedic potential of a self-centered and controlling person trapped in a pet’s body, says co-writer Daniel Antoniazzi. “Part of Tom Brand’s karmic punishment for ignoring his family is that he gets to hear what they think of him, and hear how they miss him, how they love him. But also how he’s done wrong, the times he’s missed out on life events.”

Producer Jonathan Vanger describes “Nine Lives” as a light-hearted comedy with “a lot of fun things in it, including animals, children and some great actors.” He credits Sonnenfeld with bringing it all together into a fresh, funny, family-friendly fable. “I’ve seen all of Barry’s movies, but I hadn’t met the man before working on this film. He is extremely efficient and knows exactly what he wants. It’s a delight to work with a director who is that well organized, and is able to make the movie he wants, almost editing it in the camera as he goes along. It’s pretty impressive.”

Family movie “Nine Lives” opens August 31 in cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films.   





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Columbia Pitures released a new trailer announcing “T2: Trainspotting,” the sequel to director Danny Boyle's 1996 masterpiece.



Danny Boyle reunites with screenwriter John Hodge and the original cast – Ewan McGregor as Renton, Ewan Bremner as Spud, Jonny Lee Miller as Sick Boy, and Robert Carlyle as Begbie – for a story based on author Irvine Welsh’s follow-up novel “Porno.”  The sequel picks up 20 years after the events of the first film with the main characters crossing paths yet again.
            
The director is also reuniting with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, who won an Oscar for his work on Boyle's “Slumdog Millionaire.”
            
Based on the novel of the same name by Welsh, Hodge's screenplay for the original “Trainspotting” received an Academy Award nomination. The story, set in the late ’80s, follows a group of heroin addicts in an economically depressed area of Edinburgh.  The film launched the careers of McGregor, Carlyle and Boyle.

Opening across the Philippines in February 2017, “T2: Trainspotting” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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25 July 2016

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Bryan Cranston has been tapped to join the third season of Better Call Saul.

His involvement will not be an appearance of his famed character Walter White from the show's prequel show 'Breaking Bad', but a directing gig offered to him by Vince Gilligan.

Cranston said: 
I have an opportunity to direct an episode of Saul and I'm debating whether I want to or not because I'm a fan of the show, and in order to direct I need to know what no fan knows. I need to go back and they'll tell me what's going to happen leading up to the episode and there's a part of me that says, 'That would kind of kill it for me as a fan to peek behind the curtain.'
Better Call Saul season three premieres this 2017!








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1-2-3 carlo obispo cinemalaya

Carlo Obispo’s “1-2-3” was selected to open this year’s Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival happening on August 5-14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 

The film will have its gala premiere on August 5 right after the Cinemalaya opening ceremonies.

Produced by TBA (Tuko Film Productions, Buchi Boy Entertainment, and Artikulo Uno Productions) who brought "Heneral Luna" last year, “1-2-3” explores the harrowing tale of human trafficking in the country. In its lead is Carlos Dala as Luis, a teenage boy from the idyllic fishing village of Silag. He goes through the issues of adolescence with his younger sister, Lulu, who busies herself by joining amateur singing contests in hopes of becoming a star.  A talent manager soon discovers her singing and offers her to undergo vocal coaching in Manila, and later to join a popular TV singing contest.  Lulu eagerly takes the opportunity and leaves for the city, thinking her dreams are finally coming true. However, after a few months, Lulu’s family loses communication with her.  This drives Luis to go to Manila to find and save his sister.

Dala will be joined by award-winning actresses Barbara Miguel and Therese Malvar.   

Carlo Obispo, a native of Tarlac and a graduate from Saint Louis University, debuted in Cinemalaya 2013 with his first full-length feature, "Purok 7", a dramedy that follows the lives of the children of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) who is facing death sentence in China. The film gained local and international recognition, including Best Full-Length Feature at the Lucas Children’s Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany.

Aside from helming “1-2-3”, Obispo also wrote the screenplay for the film. As a storyteller, he admitted he likes to make films that voice out the feelings and thoughts of the marginalized and oppressed that would have never been told in Philippine mainstream cinema.









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23 July 2016


After years of rumors, Marvel has officially confirmed that Brie Larson is set to play Captain Marvel.

Larson, who recently won the Best Picture Oscar for her performance in last year's Room, is also making rounds in Comic-con for another tentpole film, Kong: Skull Island, in which she joins another Marvel talent Tom Hiddleston. 

The character is set to appear in the Russo Bothers' Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 before her stand-alone film in 2019. 











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As part of their panel in San Diego Comic-Con 2016, DC presented first footage of their offerings next year: Wonder Woman and Justice League


Wonder Woman marks the first stand-alone feature of the titular character (played by Gal Gadot), an Amazonian warrior set in the first World War. The film also stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis and Danny Huston, from a script written by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg. It opens next June.

The character's appearance from the film (including Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) will culminate in Justice League, where she will be teaming up with Batman (Ben Affleck), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Superman (Henry Cavill) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to battle the villain Steppenwolf. While its release don't come until November 2017, it's a nice treat for fans excited to get the iconic team in action.

Aside from footage from both films, Warner Bros. also release the first official poster for Wonder Woman and new image for Justice League.
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cinemalaya short films

Here are the short films participating in this year's Cinemalaya Film Festival happening this August. It will be divided into 2 sets to cater all films properly.

(Click here for the full-length feature line-up)


SET A: 


Ang Maangas, ang Marikit at ang Makata (directed by Jose Ibarra Guballa)


Ang Maangas, ang Marikit at ang Makata short film cinemalaya
Alfonso, a warrior from the Other Side goes to town in search of the Captain for a payment that is owed to him.  He arrived at the house seeing Liwliw, the Captain’s daughter practicing her dance.  Complications arise when Delfin, a passionate poet, serenades the young lady.
Starring Martha Comia, Lao Rodriguez, Alvin Anson, Archie Adamos, Giro Alva, Rafael Raymundo, Lhet Navarro, Jan Michael Jamisola, Leandro Lorenzo


Pektus (directed by Isabel Quesada)


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Pektus tells the story of a day in the lives of two men in the city -both proud, indifferent, and bound by the confines of their milieu and their choices in life- and their incidental yet preordained meeting in a one-way alley that would change their lives thereafter. Raising questions of how far people have control over what happens in their lives, the film seeks to explore circumstance versus choice, breaking points, and second chances.
Starring Nonie Buencamino, Jojit Lorenzo, Joel Saracho, EloraEspaño, Alex Medina, Jess Mendoza, Nova Villa, Shamaine Buencamino


Bugtaw (directed by Noah del Rosario)


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Arman and Leo, two young boys and best friends living in the province, share a common past-time: writing down any dreams that they have and discussing them together for no reason at all.  On his way to their next meeting, however, Arman realizes that he is being followed by someone who might be haunting the dreams he refuses to reveal.
Starring John Vincent Servilla, Carlos Dala, Himlay Payapa


Mansyong Papel (directed by Ogos Aznar)


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Linda, in her 70s, is a Chinese citizen who has been living in the Philippines since the Japanese occupation of their homeland.  For a while, it was like she was building the perfect Chinese Family raising three children together with her Husband, Felipe, and a business tycoon who worked hard to increase their wealth to millions.  A mysterious phone call from the unknown shaken their home that leads to their bankruptcy.  Tragically, Felipe went in come for 7 years and left Linda devastated.  She tries to keep her family together until a revelation totally broke their home apart.
Starring Perla Bautisa,  Tony Mabesa, Odette Khan


Nakauwi Na (directed by Patrick Baleros, John Relano and Luis Hidalgo)


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After years of separation and longing; Ramon visits Doroteo, his brother, hoping to make up for the lost time that they could have spent with each other.
Starring Himlay Payapa, Moises Magisa





SET B: 


Get Certified (directed by Isaias Herrera Zantua)


get certified cinemalaya short film
In the afterlife, the lost souls are given the opportunity to resurrect to someone else’s body to decide which path they will be taking after, Heaven or Hell.  On her fortieth day, Angelica believes that her calling is to become a full-fledged Demon…but will she get certified?
Starring Chai Fonacier, Regine Kimseng, Gloria Jocelyn Kimseng, Angelyn Khu, Miraluna Tongoy, Mark V. Fernandez


Forever Natin (Our Forever(directed by Cyrus Valdez)


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A lesbian couple, Pat and Karen, know fully well that their relationship won’t last for good. So they decide to draft a contract binding them together for a limited period of time, which starts out as a monthly contract, then becomes yearly, until they are together for 7 years. On their 7th anniversary, Pat makes a plan to surprise for Karen.
Starring Claudia Enriquez,  Rona Lallana


Butas (directed by Richard Cawed)

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A story of a Woman Miner from the Mountains of Benguet,  who struggles to balance life as a miner and a single parent. Butas will take you to a journey in the life of a mother who is struggling to make ends meet but is hopeful of being able to provide a better life for her son. Due to poverty in her native land she was forced to  work in a foreign country but comes back to the Philippines to take care of her son after the husband died from a mining accident.
Starring Jill Palencia, JhaykienNuyad, SkyzxLabastilla, Paul Temperante


Fish Out Of Water (directed by Mon A.L. Garilao)


fish out of water cinemalaya short film
Fish Out Of Water tells the story of Min-jae, a Korean-Filipino teenager, who is often discriminated against for being mixed-blood.  His utmost desire to belong to the homogeneous and hierarchical Korean society is tested when his single Filipina mother decides to send him to the Philippines one winter day.
Starring Alec Kevin Rigonan,  Yayo Aguila, Seo Yangwon


Ang Hapon Ni Nanding (directed by Rommel Tolentino)


ang hapon ni nanding short film cinemalaya
An introverted middle-aged man finds a wonderful distraction to his otherwise dull, late afternoons by the farm.
Starring Edmund Dreu Santiago,  Janus ‘MJ’ Aquino,  Rowendel Santos,  Melinda Aquino,  Ruben Santos



On their 12th year, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival will be happening on CCP, Greenbelt 3, TriNoma and UP Town Center from August 5 to 14.




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22 July 2016

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Popular '90s Nickelodeon program 'Hey Arnold!' is returning in the form of a full-length feature film this 2017 with 'Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie'. 

The announcement was made during the film's panel in San Diego Comic Con 2016, teasing that it is targeting a Thanksgiving release next year. 

Craig Barlett, the creator of the show, discussed details on what might come in the upcoming movie:
It’s very meta and it answers just about every fan question I’ve ever gotten from fans over the years. The biggest question the movie will answer is who Arnold’s parents are and what happened to them … I cant’t give away too much information, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but literally every question I’ve ever been asked will be answered. I’ve collected all of the questions over the years!

In addition, several concept arts was also unveiled to the public showing new looks to Arnold, Phoebe, Helga and Gerald.


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