Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Film Review)

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is arguably the Best Marvel Movie out there. Even better than 'The Avengers' in my opinion. Marvel is currently taking all risks with this one, because this isn't just your usual bombastic, over-the-top Superhero movie. In fact, this is a spy thriller. You heard me right, this is an espionage film with Captain America. It fits, really, since it defined why we love this character in the first place. Unlike the first film, this sequel delves deeper within it's main hero.

Lobby Boy Zero In Ayala Malls Cinemas' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Meet Zero, a lobby boy who became the proprietor of the Grand Budapest Hotel. Follow his funny rags-to-riches story in the thrilling caper comedy movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel” to be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting April 19 (Black Saturday).

Nigel and Gabi: Must-See Duo In The Latest 'Rio 2'

Nigel, the smart villainous cockatoo that was left flightless in the worldwide hit “Rio” has caught the eye and heart of a toxic frog named Gabi (voiced by Kristin Chenoweth) in the latest family adventure “Rio 2” from Blue Sky Studios.

My Predictions For Oscars 2014.

Airing live in the 2nd of March is the 86th Annual Academy Awards or famously known as 'The Oscars'. It's that glorious event of the year where movie lovers and filmmakers alike celebrate the same passion and art we all loved. A very tight year I must say, with '12 Years A Slave' alone competing great films like 'American Hustle' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' for the coveted Best Picture award.

Read through screenplays of Critically-acclaimed films including "Gravity", "The Wolf of Wall Street"

If you're like me who like flipping through pages of a script or happened to be an aspiring writer/ filmmaker, then you're in luck. As over 34 Award considered screenplays for movies like 'Gravity' or 'Fruitvale Station' has been released in time for the awards season. Credits goes to the awesome folks of Indie Wire for posting this up.

Jamie Foxx Powers Up Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

For Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx, who plays Electro in Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” joining the Spider-Man franchise isn’t quite like taking on any other role.

“It’s a great feeling to come to work on a Spider-Man movie,” he says. “I remember the moment I first stepped on to the set and I saw Andrew [Garfield] in the suit. For me, it was like a moment in history. We’re doing something that people really love. It’s a part of our fabric, part of our culture. That was very meaningful to me and it was a responsibility I took seriously – in crafting Electro, I wanted to be a formidable opponent.”
As the hero’s greatest battle begins in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” it was important to the filmmakers to put in his way the toughest obstacle Spider-Man has yet faced. At the same time, they wanted a villain deeply rooted in Spider-Man lore: a tragic figure, even sympathetic in some ways, but one who makes the wrong choices that lead him into evil and opposition against Spider-Man.

“Marvel villains are also victims of circumstance. They deal with their issues and pain by doing the wrong things, hence, becoming villains,” says producer Avi Arad. “Although they have their everyday problems like everybody else, unlike Spider-Man, they cannot tell right from wrong. Electro is a prime example. Max Dillon is an underdog, not a villain – you want to feel badly for him. He’s a man who has been ignored his whole life. But when he becomes Electro, he wants recognition, at all costs. Electro, the villain, is taking out his frustration and anger on humanity, specifically targeting Spider-Man. No good deed goes unpunished.”
“Spider-Man is the most visible person in New York – you pit that against Max Dillon, who is quite literally almost invisible,” screenwriter Alex Kurtzman explains. “He says, ‘I wish everybody could see me the way they see Spider-Man.’ He fantasizes about Spider-Man – even thinking that they’re best friends, based on one interaction. All he wants is to be recognized for what he does well – which is what we all want.”

“Max is a very, very smart guy, a guy who should be celebrated for building big things for Oscorp,” explains Jamie Foxx. “Max should be getting a company car and an expense account – and instead, he gets nothing. He resents it, but he doesn’t know how to react. He’s ready to lash out, but he doesn’t know how.”
Max finds a way to lash out – against the very person who was once his idol. “Spider-Man was the one person who did seem to notice Max, who said his name,” Foxx points out. “As Max, he feels that Spider-Man was his friend. Actually, because of that, he becomes obsessed – pictures on his wall, that kind of thing. 

He takes it very seriously. But later, after Max gets his powers and comes to Times Square, Spider-Man tries to stop Max from hurting himself and innocent New Yorkers. Max feels betrayed by his hero. He tragically misinterprets what Spider-Man is trying to do. He sees Spider-Man getting all the glory, at his expense – even though it’s not what Spider-Man intended. But it doesn’t matter – to Max, that’s a betrayal.”

Producer Matt Tolmach explains why Jamie Foxx was the actor that was ideal for the role. “The character called for someone who could break your heart – a guy who could be genuinely sympathetic and quiet, a guy you’d bump into on the street and pay no attention to – the guy who has so much inside but is overlooked by everybody,” Tolmach explains. “But the character also called for someone who could embody this powerful force when everything goes terribly wrong – the alter ego of that quiet, sympathetic man – an extrovert, loud and bombastic. Jamie Foxx was perfect for that.”

Still, before taking the role, Foxx was counseled by one of his closest advisors about what would be in store for him as Electro. “When I told my daughter that I was going to be in a Spider-Man movie, she said, ‘Who are you gonna play?’ I said, ‘Electro.’ She said, ‘Oh, Dad, you know you’re gonna get beat up. You know that, right?’”
Opening across the Philippines on April 30 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and 2D formats, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.


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First Trailer For Bennett Miller's 'Foxcatcher' Starring Steve Carell and Channing Tatum

The first trailer for Bennett Miller's latest film 'Foxcatcher' is now out. If you haven't been following, it's the same footage that leaked online a few months ago before the movie got pushed through at a 2014 release date. And yes, it's a potential awards contender last year (notably Steve Carell heating up for Best Actor), and currently being reported as one of the feature films to premiere in this year's Cannes Film Festival. Check the trailer after the jump.
Foxcatcher is the story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz.

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Fairview Terraces Raises the Bar of Entertainment with the Ayala Malls Cinemas

Movie-watching up North just got more exhilarating, as Fairview Terrraces, the newest and hippest lifestyle hub at Quezon  City - opens its revolutionary Ayala Malls Cinemas
             
Fairview Terraces recently unveiled its 6 modern cinemas that come equipped with today’s cutting-edge theater entertainment technology  and making movie-watching more dynamic are the Ayala Malls Cinemas extended privileges of convenience and premiere customer service.
             
“Captain America: Winter Soldier,” the world-renowned Marvel superhero franchise’s second blockbuster installment, was the first movie to hit the Fairview Terraces silver screens.  Judging from the lines outside the theaters comprising of partners from the movie industry, the timely launch of the Ayala Malls  Cinemas was a box-office success.  In attendance during the launch were Ayala Land executives - Rowena Tomeldan, Vice President and Head of Operations and Support Services, Commercial Business Group and Chairman of Ayala Malls Cinemas and Atty. Rolly Duenas, Deputy General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas and Liz Gayla  Fairview Terraces General Manager.
             
The launch ceremony, hosted by up and coming celebrity Josh Padilla, was accompanied by much action and excitement just as its featured movie.  As the curtains were raised, the guests were treated to cocktails, popcorn, drinks and to a cinema experience that all expectations. A suiting premise to the exhilarating one is bound to feel at the Fairview Terraces Cinemas. 
1 -  Rowena Tomeldan, Ayala Land Vice President and Head of Operations and Support Services Commercial Business Group and Chairman of Ayala Theatres Management Inc.

2 - Atty. Rolly Dueñas, Deputy General Manager of Ayala Theatres Management Inc.
3- Rhia Arda, marketing manager of Ayala Theatres Management Inc.Atty. Rolly Dueñas, Deputy General Manager of Ayala Theatres Management Inc, Marjie Duque, Commercial Business Group Division Manager of Ayala Land, Rowena Tomeldan, Ayala Land Vice President and Head of Operations and Support Services Commercial Business Group and Chairman of Ayala Theatres Management Inc., Liz Gayla, General Manager of Fairview Terraces, Denise Olanday-Lagayan, Commercial Business Group Advertising and Promotions Associate Manager of Ayala Land.

All of Fairview Terraces’ innovative cinemas come equipped with Dolby Digital 7.1 theaters, for maximum sound clarity, plus Cinema 6 comes equipped with Depth Q 3D projection, offering an extra-sensory view of blockbuster hits and epic movies.



Cinemas 1, 2, 3 has 200-seating capacity each while Cinema 5 and 6 has 300 and Cinema 4, has a 400-seating, ensuring that there are enough seats to house the bustling community of Fairview.  Each cinema is fitted out with relaxing and spacious stadium seating, guaranteeing a supremely comfortable movie-watching experience. Moreover, persons with disabilities can expect  easy access and special areas for ensuring a delightful entertainment pleasure for everyone. 
             
The Ayala Malls Cinemas at Fairview Terraces offers quick and convenient access to tickets, via www.sureseats.com. With sureseats, you can easily  view movie schedules, reserve and purchase your movie tickets – using any major credit cards or the Ayala Malls Cinemas’ MPass card.  Making watching movies more convenience is the Ayala Malls Cinema’s.

The MPass Card which is a  reloadable prepaid movie card that lets you pay for your movie tickets online and over the counter plus lets you skip the line when entering the theater with just a flash of the card.

Where today’s most advance most groundbreaking technology meets the most compelling promos and distinct customer service, the Ayala Malls Cinemas raises the bar on the most rewarding entertainment pursuits.  Enjoy infinite movie-watching pleasure in the city’s most happening spot – Fairview Terraces.

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Final Trailer For 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Unleashed


The final trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is now up online, and it was satisfying all the way. It's everything we need for a trailer without spoiling too much. Everyone is present in this trailer, from Beast to our clearer look at the sentinels. Everything is absolutely awesome, they even made Quicksilver's awful suit look good. Hit the jump to see the trailer.

X-Men: Days of Future Past comes to theaters May 23rd, 2014 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Peter Dinklage, Hugh Jackman, Evan Peters, James McAvoy, Ellen Page. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.

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David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Gets A Trailer and Poster

The first trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' is now released. The film is one of my most anticipated films of the year, and the trailer's use of a cover of Elvis Costello's 'She' is spot-on. The tone of the movie is perfect for Fincher to handle, and the film might give him his most-awaited Oscar Best Director win. Ben Affleck on the other hand looks promising. Hit the jump below for the trailer, along with the newly released terrific poster of the movie.

Gone Girl opens October 3.




GONE GIRL -- directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn -- unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

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Timely Movie on AIDS 'Dallas Buyers Club' Hits Philippine Screens

An imperfect man fights for survival during an uncertain time in America. Inspired by true events, Ron Woodroof's story of strength is told in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB.

Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey is  Ron Woodroof an electrician and rodeo cowboy. In 1985, he is well into an unexamined existence with a devil-may-care lifestyle. Suddenly, Ron is blindsided by being diagnosed as H.I.V.-positive and given 30 days to live. Yet he will not, and does not, accept a death sentence.

His crash course of research reveals a lack of approved treatments and medications in the U.S., so Ron crosses the border into Mexico. There, he learns about alternative treatments and begins smuggling them into the U.S., challenging the medical and scientific community including his concerned physician, Dr. Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner).
An outsider to the gay community, Ron finds an unlikely ally in fellow AIDS patient Rayon (Academy Award winner Jared Leto), a transsexual who shares Ron's lust for life. Rayon also shares Ron's entrepreneurial spirit: seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, they establish a buyers club, where H.I.V.-positive people pay monthly dues for access to the newly acquired supplies. Deep in the heart of Texas, Rons pioneering underground collective beats loud and strong. With a growing community of friends and clients, Ron fights for dignity, education, and acceptance. In the years following his diagnosis, the embattled Lone Star loner lives life to the fullest like never before.

‘Dallas Buyers Club’ is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.
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First Clip From 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Debuts

Our first clip for Marvel's upcoming space opera, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is now released. This is simply an extended look of a scene from the excellent trailer released earlier this year. It definitely reminded me of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', and Chris Pratt couldn't be more perfect-looking as Peter Quill/ Star-Lord. Oh and we get our first brief look at Star-Lord's mask from this clip. So, watch the clip after the jump along with a new behind-the-scenes image from James Gunn's Instagram account.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1st and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Benicio Del Toro and Lee Pace.

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So, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past's Quicksilver Got An Carl's Jr. Commercial

So this just happened. Evan Peters, who will be playing Quicksilver in the upcoming 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' got his own commercial prior to the new "X-tra Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit" from Carl's Jr./ Hardees. This commercial is just hilarious, sadly. I can't get over how awful that costume looked like. 

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