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Monday, July 30, 2012

JELLY-G Thai Milk Tea Now Available


Looking for the latest, tastier, creamier and healthier milk tea around town? Your search for the perfect milk tea stops at Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea!

Jelly-G Milk Tea is the only and premier drink brand in the Philippines that serves authentic, creamy and perfectly blended Thai Milk Tea. Every Jelly-G Thai Milk Tea uses freshly steeped tea leaves daily mixed with all-natural ingredients like Arabica Coffee, Pure Australian Milk Chocolate and puree from fresh fruits with its signature grass jelly intensifying the richness of Jelly-G drinks.

Royal Talent for a Royal Character -- Emma Thompson Plays Queen Elinor in BRAVE

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson provides the voice of Elinor, the Scottish Queen who has her own plan in mind for her daughter Merida—a plan that’s been predestined since long before either of them was born, in Disney/Pixar's new 3D animated feature, “Brave.”

A vision of grace, wisdom and strength of character, Queen Elinor is fiercely dedicated to the well-being of her family and kingdom. As the measured, diplomatic counterpoint to her more impulsive husband, King Fergus, Elinor carries the weight of the kingdom on her shoulders in order to maintain the fragile peace between the volatile clans. Elinor strives to instill in Merida the knowledge and manner of a royal, expecting complete commitment to Elinor’s standards. But her vision of her daughter’s future is at odds with Merida’s rebellious spirit and desire to forge her own path, which ultimately causes Elinor to face calamitous consequences.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

DreamWorks Pictures presents a relatable family drama in PEOPLE LIKE US

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

DreamWorks Pictures' new drama-comedy “People Like Us” starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks promises to make moviegoers connect to the experience of the film in a very real way. Director Alex Kurtzman says, “This is a relatable family drama. It’s a movie that is about an experience that’s specific and yet very universal at the same time.”

“People Like Us” opens on Aug. 15 exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

GMA Films releases official poster of JUST ONE SUMMER

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

There's no doubt, the tweens are ready to dominate the Philippine entertainment landscape!  They've been lording the television and started to penetrate the music scene.  And now, slowly, they have started to conquer even the big screen as well.  And one shining example is the upcoming launching movie of teen superstars Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona (also known as Julielmo) JUST ONE SUMMER!

GMA Films has recently released the official movie poster of JUST ONE SUMMER.  And for sure, Julielmo fans will surely get even more excited with this romantic comedy film!  The movie opens in theaters on August 15.

Greg's Journey Continues in DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (Opens August 15)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” is the third and latest big screen installment of author Jeff Kinney’s wildly popular series of illustrated novels about wise-cracking but hapless middle school student Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon). As Greg confides to his diary (though, as he likes to point out, “It’s NOT a diary, it’s a journal!”), middle school is “the dumbest idea ever invented,” a never-ending ordeal involving – among other appalling things – wedgies, bullies, morons and swirlies. And if you don’t know what a swirly is, then lucky you.

Returning with Zachary Gordon for more mayhem in the community are his brother Rodrick (Devon Bostick) who’s older but not wiser and his best friend Rowley (Robert Capron) whose wholesome outlook in life makes him the coolest kid around along with Fregley (Grayson Russell), Holly (Peyton List), Patty (Laine MacNeil) and Chirag (Karan Brar).

Colin Farrell Gives His Best in TOTAL RECALL

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Colin Farrell stars as a factory worker who'd rather have real memories of a super-spy, in Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure “Total Recall.” He turns to Rekall, a futuristic company that can turn your dreams into real memories. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man.

The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

Primetime Queen Marian Rivera goes ballroom dancing with senior citizens for GMA Network's new station ID


GMA’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera was caught last week by her fans dancing with a group of senior citizens in front of the Veterans’ Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. Many netizens have speculated that it was a shoot for a new show but only a few got it right -- the shoot was actually for GMA’s upcoming station ID, which will air this August.

Prior to the shoot, Marian had a quick practice with a dance instructor who was amazed at how quickly the beautiful actress memorized the steps.

20th Century Fox releases trailer of 3D epic adventure LIFE OF PI

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Based upon the bestselling book by Yann Martel, LIFE OF PI tells the story of a young man’s incredible survival at sea against impossible odds. A remarkable technological breakthrough in 3D epic adventure, PI is an emotionally captivating experience that will inspire, touch and transport audiences to a place of discovery that they will never forget.

Winner of the pretigious Literary Awards Hugh Maclennan Prize for fiction in 2001 and the Man Booker Prize in 2002, Yann Martel's "Life of Pi" is now a movie adaptation by 20th Century Fox helmed by filmmaker Ang Lee and is starred by newcomer Suraj Sharma as the titular character Pi Patel.

Cinemalaya entry ANG KATIWALA features the team-up of Dennis Trillo and Direk Aloy Adlawan

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

This year, one of Cinemalaya’s much-anticipated entries is 'Ang Katiwala' topbilled by award-winning Kapuso actor Dennis Trillo and written and directed by Aloy Adlawan.

In the story, Dennis portrays the role of Ruben who loses his job as a carpenter in a small town in Zambales. Desperate to sustain their living, he accepts a job as a caretaker of an abandoned property in Quezon City.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Who will be the Grand i-Shiner of Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp? (Grand Finals Airs on July 28)


After 6 weeks of workshops and talent nurturing activities, the whole nation is now excited to know who will be this year’s Promil Pre-school i-Shine Talent Camp Grand i-Shiner!

Since the TV show started airing on ABS-CBN last June 23, 12 i-Shiners underwent different talent workshops with the support of their parents and guidance from the expert mentors of ABS-CBN. The i-Shiners learned dancing from John Prats, singing from Karylle, hosting from Luis Manzano, and acting from Direk Frasco Mortiz and Bobot Mortiz.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Direk Chito Rono reunites with Vilma Santos in Star Cinema's THE HEALING

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

After a decade, highly acclaimed Filipino writer, film producer and award-winning master director Chito S. Roño teams up once again with Philippine Cinema’s Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos for Star Cinema’s newest suspense-horror offering titled, “The Healing,” that is set to hit theaters on July 25.

The power tandem of Direk Chito and Ate Vi is back on the silverscreen after ten years since they made the "Dekada 70” in 2002. They also teamed up in 1998 via another serious drama "Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?"

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Manila Plays Manila for the First Time in a Hollywood Film -- THE BOURNE LEGACY Director Tony Gilroy Talks about Manila not just as a shoot location but as a setting

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

During preproduction, of The Bourne Legacy director Tony Gilroy toured Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam, Jakarta in Indonesia, and Manila in the Philippines. Ultimately, Manila’s history as a shooting location won over the team. Major Hollywood features, such as Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July and Brokedown Palace, were shot in the Philippines in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. “They had a 25-, 30-year run of making movies there,” says Gilroy, “and they have this huge infrastructure that was built up from all the films made about Vietnam.”

The filmmaker called upon LOPE V. JUBAN, JR., president of Philippine Film Studios, who has worked on most of the films that have come to the Philippines over the past few decades, to give them a tour of Manila. Not only could Juban—who came on as a line producer—offer locations that Gilroy was looking for, but his contacts with government entities would also be vital for a shoot that involved major stunts on city streets. “Juban said, ‘We can talk to the president about that,’ or ‘We can talk to the minister of transportation and the police department about that.’ They’re all people that he knew,” Crowley explains. “I couldn’t have gotten that in Jakarta or in Ho Chi Minh City.”

Warner Music Releases General Luna's 2nd Album DIFFERENT CORNERS

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Music):

TWO YEARS ago Warner Music Philippines launched a new all-female band called General Luna. The contrast was striking, though it seemed a perfect match – the members were all pretty and their group's name commanded fear and respect.

In one of its early gigs at SaGuijo in Makati, a curious crowd was on hand to check out the band. A few weeks later, a review of that performance came out in the Inquirer:

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Cast and Characters of Disney / Pixar's BRAVE

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

From a trio of wee mischievous brothers to an elegant—if somewhat uptight—queen, not to mention its lot of quirky lords, Disney/Pixar's new 3D adventure “Brave” features a cast of wildly diverse characters and a host of talented pros who lend them their voices.

MERIDA (Voice of Kelly Macdonald). Passionate and fiery, Merida is a headstrong teenager of royal upbringing who is struggling to take control of her own destiny. She feels most at home in the outdoors honing her impressive athletic skills as an archer and swordfighter, and racing across the magnificent Highland countryside with her faithful horse, Angus. With a spirit as vibrant as her untamed hair, Merida also has a softness of heart, especially when it comes to her wee triplet brothers. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

THE DICTATOR's Sacha Baron Cohen is a 'comedic genius' says co-star Anna Faris

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Verbally sparring during improvised scenes with Sacha Baron Cohen is a nerve wracking, unpredictable, exciting and, ultimately, a highly rewarding experience, says Anna Faris.

The talented actress admits that she didn’t quite know what to expect when she signed up to star alongside the man she regards as comedic ‘genius’ in The Dictator.

Join ME & MY TRAVELING SEATTLE'S BEST COFFEE Photo Contest and Get a Chance to Win Prizes and Help World Vision


Traveling always brings a different kind of excitement, regardless of destination. We take loads of pictures to remember the places that we’ve been to and to capture that special moment. Sometimes, people equate traveling to something that always comes with a price. But now just by taking your favorite SBC cup or mug with you when you travel here or abroad, you can get a chance to travel again for free!

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GMA Network reveals H.O.T. TV, the new showbiz-magazine show to replace Showbiz Central


Beginning August 5, GMA Network will air its new showbiz-magazine program H.O.T. TV, which stands for “Hindi Ordinaryong Tsismis TV,” replacing the showbiz-oriented talk show Showbiz Central.

H.O.T. TV will be hosted by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Protégé mentor and veteran comedian-host Roderick Paulate, and two of the current Showbiz Central hosts Raymond Gutierrez and Jennylyn Mercado.

TFC's Balitang America launches current affairs monthly specials, kicks off with a documentary on Filipino TNTs


Balitang America, the only Filipino daily news program in the U.S., is proud to present its first current affairs offering, a documentary written, produced and anchored by ABS-CBN North America news bureau chief Nadia Trinidad. When one talks about political incorrectness, Filipinos have a term for an undocumented immigrant that’s synonymous to society’s pariah. "TNT", which comes from the vernacular "tago nang tago (always hiding)," is a label given by Filipinos to other Filipinos staying illegally in the United States.

But what happens when an overseas worker unknowingly overstays in America because his employer duped him?

Pinoy rock bands unite anew for THE ERASERHEADS TRIBUTE CONCERT

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Music):

After the all-star album Ultra Electro Magnetic Jam a few years ago, Eraserheads fans will experience the nostalgia of the band's music once more as Star Records levels up the 'E-Heads experience' as it stages the “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Concert".

The concert is dedicated for music fans across generations and slates a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of the country’s best rock bands and solo artists to celebrate the timeless music of the iconic Filipino pop-rock band which is set to happen on July 27 (Friday), 5pm, at the Trinoma Activity Center.

Warner Bros. Reveals MAN OF STEEL Comic-Con poster

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

While legions of DC fans are still celebrating the triumph of the The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has recently revealed the Comic-Con poster for MAN OF STEEL!  “Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill as Superman and is directed by Zack Snyder. The film also stars three-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White.  Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner.

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue. Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Julia Ormond, and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe.

“Man of Steel” opens across the Philippines next year.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CFC ANCOP Launches Second Global Walk to Help Send Thousands of Scholars to School


Couples for Christ’s (CFC) ANCOP (Answering the Cry of the Poor) has recently announced the staging of the second ANCOP Global Walk to benefit thousands of scholars. The benefit walk is set on August 12 at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila and will be participated by local and international walkers.
Every year, more than half of the children who enroll in and finish grade school are not able to enter high school. According to studies, school children drop out of school because of malnutrition, health and sanitation reasons, difficult access to the nearest school, and child labor. The underlying culprit: poverty.  During the late 1990s, lay Catholic organization Couples for Christ (CFC) had been led to turn their focus on the poor. Subsequently, programs on shelter rehabilitation, education and livelihood were funded and implemented, initially in Metro Manila. In the year 2000, inspired by the theme from Luke 4:18, Couples for Christ embraced the work of bringing glad tidings to the poor.

WWF Philippines Announces Postponement of Reverse Run Due to Bad Weather


WWF Philippines has announced that in the interest of everyone's safety, the WWF Reverse Run on July 22, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia is postponed due to bad weather.

The venue and most race routes are flooded as well.  Possible resumption of the event is in October 2012.  WWF will make announcements for updates about the run.

WWF would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding.

Jessa Zaragoza is back on the music scene with new album PAG WALA NA ANG ULAN

  P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Recording):

'Bakit Pa?', 'Diba't Ikaw?', 'Pa'no Kaya?'.  When these titles ring a bell to you then I bet you already know the singer behind these names.  Yes, it's no less than Jessa Zaragoza!

And Jessa Zaragoza returns to the music scene with new album ‘Pag Wala Na Ang Ulan’. Dubbed as the Phenomenal Diva and Jukebox Queen, Jessa Zaragoza is back with one of her strongest records to date, Pag Wala Na Ang Ulan. The five-track album from this 15-year industry veteran is a collection of love stories, snippets of romantic themes delivered in true Jessa fashion: with a confident voice that exhibits versatility and pulls off dramatic tunes with relative ease—thanks to her vast life and musical experience.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ayala Cinemas Gives "Full Force" Support to the 8th Cinemalaya

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Ayala Malls Cinemas hosts for the 2nd time the country’s Cinemalaya on its 8th year in developing and promoting Filipino independent films. Cinemalaya’s simultaneous screening at the CCP Theater and at Ayala Cinemas’ Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma will run from July 21 to July 29.

Paying tribute to one of the country’s acclaimed filmmakers, Ayala Cinemas’ Cinemalaya opening ceremony at Trinoma will feature the late Mario O’Hara’s “Babae Sa Breakwater” starring Katherine Luna.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

WWF Announces Reverse Run 50 for 50 Promo!


With just 5 days before WWF's Reverse Run and to herald 5 decades of successful conservation, WWF is giving away 50 race kits at a 50% discount!

Email wwfreverserun2012@gmail.com on or before July 20, Friday and avail of this special offer!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cinema One pays tribute to the Comedy King with a marathon of Dolphy movies this July

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (TV / Movie):

A marathon of the films of the late Dolphy will be aired the entire week to salute the Comedy King’s stint in show business.

 The “Kool Pinoy Cinema” block which airs every 7:00 a.m. features “John and Marsha” on July 17, “Anthony and Cleopatra” on June 18, “War Kami ng Misis Ko” on July 19 and “Dolphy’s Angel” on July 20. The “Laughternoon Out Loud” block which airs every 1:00 p.m. features “Jack & Jill of the Third Kind” on July 17, “Nang Maghalo Ang Balat Sa Tinalupan” on July 18, “Captain Barbell” on July 19 and “The Godfather” on July 20. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona record duet version of GIRL BE MINE for their movie JUST ONE SUMMER

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Recording / Movie):

There's no stopping the phenomenal popularity of GMA Network's young talents Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona, also known as Julielmo.  After bagging their own romantic comedy / drama series Together Forever, and eventually getting the viewers' nod, Julie Anne and Elmo this time recorded their duet version of "Girl Be Mine," which is a Francis Magalona composition. The song will be used as one of the soundtracks of their launching movie "Just One Summer," which will hit nationwide theaters beginning August 15.

During the recording session, Elmo and Julie Anne collaborated on how they could give a new "flavor" to the song. Julie Anne helped Elmo out on some tricky second voices, while Elmo guided Julie Anne on some of the melodies since he's more familiar with his dad's song.

Futuristic Action Thriller TOTAL RECALL To Hit Theaters in August

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Columbia Pictures assembles a powerhouse cast led by Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, John Cho and Bill Nighy for the big screen re-imagining of “Total Recall.”

Directed by Len Wiseman (“Underworld,” “Live Free and Die Hard”), “Total Recall” is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Venus Raj's life story on MMK this Saturday (July 21)


Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj shares her own life story this Saturday (July 21) as she takes on her first acting stint via “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”

Discover the trials that Venus had to go through before she joined Miss Universe through her empowering personal tale. How did she deal with the public’s criticism on her physical appearance? What made her decide to fight for her crown after she was disqualified? How did she handle her newfound fame after her 'major-major' achievement?

Christian Bale plays Bruce Wayne and Batman for the last time in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Opens July 19)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) plays the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the third and final time in Warner Bros.' “The Dark Knight Rises,” the concluding chapter in the highly acclaimed and celebrated trilogy, following “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”

Christian Bale details, “In ‘Batman Begins,’ you see the tragedy and the pain that motivates this angry young man, who feels useless and is searching for a path—who wants to find out who he is and what he can become. Then in ‘The Dark Knight,’ he’s discovered that path. He is useful; he is doing what he imagines is the best thing for him to be doing in his life. Now, we are eight years on and he has lost the one thing that gave him a purpose…until he is forced to deal with a new threat to Gotham City and to himself.”

Gina Alajar hopes to find the next Superstar in PROTÉGÉ: THE BATTLE FOR THE BIG ARTISTA BREAK (Premieres July 23)


In early 2000, GMA made a phenomenon by introducing reality shows in Philippine TV programming.  After Extra Challenge and Starstruck, the rest, as they say is history.  Then networks began franchising foreign reality programs such as Big Brother, Survivor, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Project Runway and Fear Factor, among many others.

But while foreign franchise continues to give networks stable results in terms of ratings and income, GMA Network once again gambled to come up with its own via Protege: The Battle for the Big Break.  But now, the reality singing search is transformed into an artista search. So after the success of Starstruck and Protege, here comes Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tom Hardy plays merciless masked villain Bane in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Opens July 19)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

In Warner Bros.' new action-thriller “The Dark Knight Rises” – the epic conclusion to filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy – the threat to Batman/Bruce Wayne comes in the form of a merciless, masked villain named Bane, who makes his presence known to the citizens of Gotham with an explosive display of power.

While the Scarecrow was a madman and the Joker an anarchist, “Bane is a terrorist in both his mentality and his actions,” says actor Tom Hardy, who plays Batman’s new arch-nemesis. “He is physically intimidating and he’s also very intelligent, which makes him even more dangerous.”

Expect More Teen Misadventures in 20th Century Fox's DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (Opens August 15)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool, is looking forward to his summer vacation in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” but when his dad (Steve Zahn) decides they should spend more time together, Greg does everything he can to keep his father from ruining his summer vacation.

In “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” which combines elements of both the third and fourth of the “Wimpy Kid” books, the good news is that school is out for the summer and Greg is looking forward to a vacation spent playing video games, hanging out with his best friend, Rowley, and working his way into the affections of the girl he has a crush on, Holly Hills. The bad news is that Greg Heffley being Greg Heffley, nothing is going to go as planned.

Direk Jose Javier Reyes introduces the concept of "maindie" film via his Cinemalaya entry Mga Mumunting Lihim (Those Little Secrets)


With the never ending debate between indie and commercial films, Direk Jose Javier Reyes comes into the picture with a happy median called "maindie".  With "maindie", Direk Joey hopes that it will bridge the two by bringing the people to love independent films and by making talents behind commercial movies experiment and continue to hone their artistry.

This is the primary idea that I learned in a recent blogcon with Direk Jose Javie Reyes.  Direk Joey is finally joining this year's Cinemalaya's Director Showcase via MGA MUMUNTING LIHIM (Those Little Secrets), the first independent film he wrote and directed.  But for Direk Joey, MGA MUMUNTING LIHIM introduces the idea of maindie.  In a writing career that spans thirty years and a listing of directorial works close to sixty movies, this is the very first time that Direk Joey ventured into making a film outside the studio system to finally join what he deems as the new directions and the true future of Philippine cinema.  Admittedly, he concedes that no mainstream studio will agree to produce a project that defies conventional storytelling and, more so, places popular mainstream actresses against their usual typecast. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ben Whishaw to play the role of Q in SKYFALL (James Bond 007)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of SKYFALL, the 23rd James Bond adventure, recently confirmed  that the character of Q will be making a welcome return to the Bond franchise and the role will be played by Ben Whishaw.

Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play Bond’s quartermaster affectionately known as Q. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn (in 17 Bond films between 1963-1999), and John Cleese (who appeared as Q’s assistant, R, in The World is Not Enough and was later promoted to Q in Die Another Day).

GMA Network shares special message on Dolphy's passing


As GMA Network holds today a special mass and eulogy for the passing of Philippine Comedy King Dolphy, the Kapuso Network shares this message:

Buong pusong nakikiramay ang GMA Network sa pamilya ni G. Rodolfo Quizon Sr.

Malungkot man ang kanyang paglisan, ang buhay ni Dolphy ay nagsisilbing inspirasyon sa buong showbiz industry.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Scottish Story of BRAVE Springs From Real Life Experiences

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

The story of Disney/Pixar's new animnated feature “Brave” was very personal for the film’s directors, Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. They drew from the experiences of their own families, combining that with their Scottish heritage and love of the country. With their strong backgrounds in storytelling and filmmaking, they were able to weave a tale that was original, emotionally stirring and full of thrilling adventure.

“Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the unruly and uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric Witch (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to harness all of her skills and resources—including her clever and mischievous triplet brothers—to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Meet the Returning and All-New Characters of ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (Opens July 12)

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

In the 4th installment of the hit family movie franchise, Ice Age's Manny, Diego, and Sid-embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift in “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.” Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. And Scrat's reunion with his cursed nut catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before.

Drake and Peaches

MANNY (Ray Romano) As the world shifts around him, so does Manny’s family. Manny’s tendency to be overprotective spurs a terrible argument between him and daughter Peaches - just before Scrat splits the world apart, casting him out to sea and separating him from his family and herd. Now he vows to do everything he can to get back to his family and make amends with his daughter. 

Ben Stiller goes up against Aliens in THE WATCH (Opens August 1)

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Are you looking for one outrageous sci-fi movie?  Oh well, in the upcoming Ben Stiller starrer comedy “The Watch,” what started out as a simple advocacy by four suburban dads to protect their neighborhood becomes a global concern when they discover that aliens from another have started to inhabit the earth right at their own backyard.

Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn reunite in “Neighborhood Watch” along with Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade (whose name is fast becoming a household name for his work in the British TV show “The IT Crowd”).

ABS-CBN Releases Press Statement on Dolphy's Death


ABS-CBN mourns the passing of Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr., known to all as “Dolphy”, the one and only King of Filipino Comedy.

Remembered as John Puruntong, Kevin Cosme and Pidol among many other names, he remains the symbol of every Juan de la Cruz who loves his children and can make light of life’s trials.

GMA Records to release Julie Anne San Jose's first solo recording album

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Recording):

Kapuso pop star and singing sensation Julie Anne San Jose will be launching her first solo recording album on the first week of August (tentatively August 5). The album is entitled “Julie Anne San Jose” and contains 10 tracks (originals and covers). The carrier single of Julie Anne’s album is “I’ll Be There.” The album is under GMA Records.

In connection with the upcoming launch of her new album, a music video of the carrier single was shot last July 4 under the direction of Party Pilipinas co-director Mark Reyes. Julie’s screen partner Elmo Magalona also appeared in the said music video. The music video had its premiere telecast last Sunday on Party Pilipinas. Immediately after it was posted on YouTube, the music video garnered more than 40,000 views! '

Edward Norton plays Byer in THE BOURNE LEGACY

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

As we wait for the screening of one of the most anticipated movies of the year THE BOURNE LEGACY, let's get to know the cast and their characters one by one.  For now, let me share with you a Q&A with Edward Norton shared by Solar Entertainment - United International Pictures. 

Edward Norton plays the role of Ret. Col. Ric Byer in “The Bourne Legacy".  The movie is directed by the same Tony Gilroy who wrote the screenplays for the previous films, “The Bourne Identity,” “The Bourne Supremacy,” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” all based on the universe created by the writer Robert Ludlum. The actor does not like to call his character a villain, preferring to say that he is, with the agent Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) and scientist Dr. Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), a piece of the intricate and morally complicated puzzle involving the government, corporations and scientists. In Rio for the Rio +20 environment conference, he talked about the film, his interest in sustainable development, and the miniseries “Undaunted Courage,” based on the book by Stephen Ambrose that he is producing with Brad Pitt for television.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Warner Bros. Unveils The HOBBIT and PACIFIC RIM Posters

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In time for next week's Comic-Con in the US, Warner Bros. has unveiled the teaser posters of two of its eagerly anticipated potential blockbusters: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and “Pacific Rim.” Check out the one-sheet artworks below!

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first of two films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

The TaDi Pose Bloggers Edition (Batch 2)


There's no doubt, blogging is such a challenging activity but it could also be fun and fulfilling, especially if you are surrounded with cool people from the blogosphere.  And with that, as a tribute to them, I am now presenting the 2nd batch of the TaDi Pose Bloggers Edition!  :)

Here they are:

Warner Music Releases Linkin Park's Comeback Album "LIVING THINGS"

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Warner Music recently released the comeback and fifth studio album of American rock band Linkin Park entitled LIVING THINGS. Production was handled by vocalist Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin, who both co-produced the band's previous studio albums Minutes to Midnight (2007) and A Thousand Suns (2010).

The band states that Living Things combines elements from their previous four studio albums to create a new sound. They stated they finally felt they were in "familiar territory" and "comfortable in their own skin" after years of experimentation that resulted in their two previous studio albums, Minutes to Midnight and A Thousand Suns. Living Things was chosen as the album's title because of the numerous personal topics about people implemented on the album.

Monday, July 9, 2012

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN still no. 1 in the Philippines on its 2nd week, grosses PhP 271.54 million


Comic book hero Peter Parker triumphantly returned to Philippine cinemas, re-igniting the Spider-Man film franchise with a ten-day nationwide gross of a staggering P271.54-million for “The Amazing Spider-Man.” This was announced today by Victor R. Cabrera, managing director of film distributor Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

Topping the local box-office for two weeks in a row, the “Spider-Man” reboot is now the second-highest grossing movie of the year, and on track to become one of the most successful titles of all-time.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chefs, Singers, Athletes and More Do the TaDi -- The TaDi Pose 20th Edition


It's been a while since the last TaDi Pose edition.  Now, the news maker pose is back!  :)  Now, celebrities and personalities in diverse professions are included in the 20th edition of the TaDi pose!  Chefs, singers, actors, athletes, environmentalists, film directors and broadcast journalists were cool and fun to do the TaDi!  And here they are!


Chef Bruce Lim.  He's the Simon Cowell of the Electrolux Wok-a-holic Search for the Kitchen Star 2012!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Walt Disney Pictures presents teaser poster of OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL for the first time

P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Take your first look at the teaser poster of Walt Disney Pictures' upcoming fantasy adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful” starring James Franco, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis.

Directed by Sam Raimi, “Oz The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

Disney / Pixar Releases MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Trailer

 P.O.T.G. BULLETIN (Movie):

Disney / Pixar has just released the teaser trailer of “Monsters University,” the highly anticipated prequel to the 2011 blockbuster, “Monsters, Inc.”

Synopsis: Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Screaming with laughter and fun, “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). 

Mall of Asia Arena announces complete line-up for the US and RP All-Star Basketball Challenge


Basketball fanatics will surely go wild once more as  the Mall of Asia Arena announces today the complete line-up for the US and RP All-Star Basketball Challenge on July 18!

Sampling the Mall of Asia Arena’s NBA-standard sports facility are Philippine and American all-star basketball legends. Chicago Bulls alums Dennis Rodman, Horace Grant and Scottie Pippen will join other basketball icons Mitch Robinson, Cliff Robinson, Bryon Russell, Jeff Trepagnier, Jason Williams, Charoy Bentley and Alexis Foyle with coach Oscar “The Big O” Robertson leading the bunch. Philippine basketball hotshots, on the other hand, will be a powerhouse fusion of Ginebra, Alaska and Purefoods alums Kenneth Duremdez, Marlou Aquino, Nelson Asaytono, Bong Hawkins, BalDavid, EJ Feihl, Noli Locsin, Jerry Codinera, Vince Hizon and Jojo Lastimosa. 

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