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Friday, August 31, 2012

Award-winning indie film BWAKAW opens in theaters on September 5


Jun Robles Lana’s critically-acclaimed first independent film “Bwakaw” is set to be released by Star Cinema in cinemas nationwide on September 5 (Wednesday).

Rated ‘A’ by the Cinema Evalution Board (CEB), “Bwakaw” is a drama-comedy about growing old, and everyone's fear of growing old alone. It shares the life of Rene, played by veteran actor-director Eddie Garcia, a 75-year-old man who thinks that at his age it is too late for love, even companionship, and that all there is to look forward to is death. But Rene’s life suddenly turns around when a stray dog named “Bwakaw”—a Filipino street slang for greedy—suddenly teaches him a lesson about life.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brillante Mendoza's groundbreaking film CAPTIVE opens in cinemas on September 5


Brillante Ma. Mendoza movies are always an event to watch out for. The filmmaker holds the distinction of being the only Filipino director to win the Best Director trophy at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2009 for Kinatay. He bested among others such internationally acclaimed directors as Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion and Quentin Tarantino.

Three years have lapsed and in that span of time, Brillante who is also known simply as Direk Dante (Mendoza) in showbiz circles came up with a few short films. His latest full-length work called Captive is set to hit local theaters this September 5. Captive had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival last February.

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures Reveal Voice Cast of New LEGO Movie


Yes, you read it right!  There is a new LEGO movie coming up and production is already on its way!

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures announced that Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt and Morgan Freeman will lend their vocal talents to the LEGO® world, starring as characters in the upcoming original 3D animated LEGO feature.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blockbuster movie HUNGER GAMES now available on DVD and Blu-ray from C-Interactive


The “Hunger Games” was one of the biggest films of the year in the theater -- grossing nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office -- but now you can bring it home with the release on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and On Demand with three hours of new bonus material.

The film, based on the New York Times best-selling novel from writer Suzanne Collins, "The Hunger Games" was one of the biggest films of the year in the theater -- grossing nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office -- but now you can bring it home with the release on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download and On Demand with three hours of new bonus material.

OPM now also stands for Original Pilipino Musical -- I DO BIDOO BIDOO Heto nAPO Sila Movie Review


I just arrived from the premiere night of a much anticipated Filipino movie entitled I DO BIDOO BIDOO produced by Studio 5 and Unitel Productions.  Normally, I don't (and can't) write reviews right after a premiere screening because that's just not possible, am no Superman!  :)  But I can't help but do this as soon as I arrive home because I was really in awe and hooked by this I DO  BIDOO BIDOO fever!

I DO BIDOO BIDOO is a movie musical drama comedy inspired by the songs of APO Hiking Society, a singing group composed of Jim Paredes, Danny Javier and Boboy Garrovillo, who is considered as the pillars of OPM or Original Pilipino Music for more than 4 decades already.  And with the arrival of this movie this year, OPM now also stands for Original Pilipino Musical!  At last, we now have our very own, 100% and authentic modern movie musical!  :)

Rafael Rosell excited to work with Marian Rivera in the remake of TEMPTATION OF WIFE


In his contract signing with GMA-7, new kapuso Rafael Rosell shared how excited he is to be working with Kapuso stars, most especially Marian Rivera who will be his leading lady in the Philippine remake of the Korean series “Temptation of Wife.”

“Kung pwede lang akong tumambling ngayon gagawin ko e (laughs). Ganun ako ka-excited. It’s a new journey, new people to work with, new atmosphere. Para sa akin change is good; it will help you develop more as a person not just as an actor. Mas mag-eexpand yung experience ko dito,” said the model-actor.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Madonna's directorial debut W.E. arrives in theaters this September


With The Weinstein Company’s romantic drama “W.E.,” Madonna, one of the world's most famous women, tries to clean up the stained image of another famous American, Wallis Simpson — "that woman" for whom King Edward VIII gave up his throne in 1936, causing a crisis unprecedented in British history.

Simpson has been dead for nearly 26 years; her ex-king husband, the Duke of Windsor, has been gone for nearly 40. Neither had a good end but their story lives on as one of the most reproduced of royal sagas on stage and screen for most of the 20th century.

Brace yourselves for the spooky characters of HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA!


Meet the owners and guests of “Hotel Transylvania” – Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them.

Dracula (Adam Sandler). All of the qualities that make the Prince of Darkness the indisputable leader of monsters—his strength dominance charisma and perhaps over-controlling nature-—also happen to make him an excellent hotel manager. Problem is, where his daughter Mavis is concerned, he’s a softy. Fearful for his daughter’s safety, he’s kept her in the sanctuary of his hotel her entire life, away from the torch-wielding humans he remembers so well. But now, on the eve of her 118th birthday, he must keep a promise he made to let her see the world for the first time.

Mavis (Selena Gomez) is totally pampered by her father; however, she is headstrong and smart, and in many ways, a typical 118-year-old teenage girl. She’s grown slightly bored with the domain of her childhood—she has lived within her father’s hotel and its grounds all her life—and she longs to travel, experience life and see the world. Now, she’s met a newcomer who could make that a real possibility: but should she leave and risk breaking her father’s heart, or remain, and break her own?

CHInoy TV holds CHInoypreneur Day this Saturday, September 1


For centuries, the Chinese are regarded as pioneers in business. Ask a non-Chinese about a characteristic that best define them and you will likely receive this answer: good in business (the other is rich but that is the by-product of the first answer). Sometime in June, Forbes released its much-awaited 2012 Philippines’ richest. Not surprisingly, more than half of the 40 entries in the list were of Chinese descent, and not even critics can discount the economic value they contribute to the Philippines.

Monday, August 27, 2012

When Comedians Become Politicans -- THE CAMPAIGN Movie Review


Howkay, this post is not about a former comedian who became a senator who according to news reports plagiarized the work of a blogger for his privilege speech at the Philippine Senate.  Wheh!  That was a long line!  This post however is quite similar with what's happening in the Philippine government and society today.  :)    This is a review of the movie THE CAMPAIGN starring comedians Will Ferrell and Zach Galifinakis who became politicians in the movie!  Let's see the result!  Hehe :)

MMK episode of Coco Martin and Jodi Sta. Maria to be aired again this Saturday (September 1)


TV viewers will once again witness the highly praised “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode topbilled by “Walang Hanggan” lead star Coco Martin and “Be Careful With My Heart” heroine Jodi Sta. Maria this Saturday (September 1).

Animated Horror Comedy PARANORMAN Opens on September 5 at Ayala Malls Cinemas


The year's most acclaimed animated feature and considered a virtual shoo-in for the 2013 Academy Awards, Focus Features' new comedy thriller “ParaNorman” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, Market! Market!, Alabang Town Center) starting Sept. 5.

The first time TaDi saw the trailer of the movie, I instantly got curious and so looking forward to seeing this different animated movie. 

What's this TaDi #MovieMood of the Day? :)


If you've been following TaDi, through the blog (www.digitista.blogspot.com), Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/digitista) or Twitter (@tatak_digitista), you could have probably noticed the TaDi Movie Mood of the Day (with a Twitter hashtag of  #MovieMood).  These are movie titles and posters of some movies, old and new, Filipino and foreign, of different genre.

There's nothing special about it but it's just TaDi's way of expressing his present mood or emotion of the day.  So it's how TaDi feels and probably what he wants to watch if ever that movie is accessible at that time.  :)  So instead of choosing a song for how TaDi feels, he picks a movie title instead.  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL College Edition featuring fashion blogger Bryanboy premieres Wednesday, August 29


Get those stilettos ready because it’s time to go to school! Launching its first-ever “College Edition,” 13 girls aged 18 to 23 years old will battle it out to earn the title of “America’s Next Top Model” and compete for a career-launching prize package. With a fashion feature in a top Magazine, as well as $100,000 cash and a modeling contract up for grabs, who has it in them to be top of their class? America’s Next Top Model Cycle 19 premieres this August 29, Wednesday on ETC.

Joining host and show creator Tyra Banks this season is famed stylist Johnny Wujek as photo shoot creative consultant and popular choreographer to the stars Jonté as the girls movement mentor. The show is also introducing its first-ever social media correspondent, top Filipino fashion blogger Bryanboy.

Win KATY PERRY 3D MOVIE Premiere Tickets!!!


Heiya Katy Cats, TaDi got a good news for you!  You now have the chance to get tickets to see Katy Perry's most awaited 3D documentary movie entitled KATY PERRY: PART OF ME 3D on its premiere night on August 28, 2012 at SM Megamall Cinema 2, 7 PM courtesy of Solar Entertainment, X-Mini, Polyeast Records and Astroplus!

Here's how:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Matanglawin reveals secrets of Rizal and Bonifacio in honor of National Heroes Day


Who are the men behind the people we call “heroes?”

Kuya Kim Atienza goes back in time to revisit the lives of two great Filipinos— Dr. Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio— in honor of National Heroes Day this Sunday (Aug 26) in “Matanglawin.”

After Moneyball and 21 Jump Street, Jonah Hill goes wild in THE WATCH


After debuting in the comedy “I Heart Huckabees,” Jonah Hill has steadily posited himself as a solid hilarious support in the string of his movies that followed. Appearing afterwards in acclaimed hits like “The 40-Year Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Superbad,” “Forgettting Sarah Marshall,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Moneyball” and the most recent “21 Jump Street” with Channing Tatum which is Hill’s highest grossing film after “Superbad.”

His latest movie “The Watch” which is about to open in cinemas this September 5 (in Philippine cinemas) allowed him to work with Ben Stiller, one of moviedom’s great comic talents. In “The Watch,” four suburban guys formed a patrol which they tagged as ‘Neighborhood Watch’ after a mysterious incident left a security guard lifeless in the town’s superstore Costco. Headed by the civic minded Evan (Ben Stiller), he recruits fun-loving family guy Bob (Vince Vaughn), tough-talking ‘wild card’ Franklin (Jonah Hill) and the recent divorcé Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Line Cinema's tornado disaster movie BLACK SKY starts production


Principal photography is underway on New Line Cinema’s tornado disaster film, “Black Sky.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) is directing the film, which is being produced by Todd Garner (“Knight and Day”). The film stars Richard Armitage (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” upcoming “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”), Sarah Wayne Callies (TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Matt Walsh (“Ted”), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Arlen Escarpeta (“Final Destination 5”), Jon Reep (“Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”) and Jeremy Sumpter (“Soul Surfer,” TV’s “Friday Night Lights”).

Richard Armitage

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

National Youth Commission Chooses GMA talent Derrick Monasterio as Youth Advocate


The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism; and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs. - 1987 Philippine Constitution.

Left to Right GMA Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R Abacan, NYC CommissionerEarl P Saavedra, Derrick Monasterio, NYC Chairman Leo G. Flores.

August 16, 2012 (Quezon City, Philippines), GMA Network Tween star and primetime actor Derrick Monasterio formally signed an agreement with the National Youth Commission to be an advocate of the Youth Drug Abuse, Prevention and Control project of the NYC.

Skylight Films' new horror movie AMOROSA opens on August 29


When Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang hit theaters earlier this year, it was billed as a Skylight Films production distributed by Star Cinema. People were puzzled. They were familiar with the latter, but the former was alien to them. So at the time, the question on their minds was, “What is Skylight Films?”

According to Star Cinema’s Enrico Santos, Skylight Films is the newest unit in ABS-CBN Films. It was established sometime last year, but only started actively making movies this year. “It is the network’s ‘maindie’ or ‘mainstream-indie’ film unit. It’s not a label of Star Cinema. We don’t do the kinds of movies that Star Cinema makes, like yung mga family dramas. Ours have more edge. They’re not as experimental as the indie films made for Cinemalaya, but they’re indie pa rin, although we do try to cater to and entertain mainstream sensibilities.”

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

SM Cinema leads the industry by going fully digital with Virtual Print Fee (VPF) Agreement


SM Cinema, currently the largest film exhibitor in the country with 240 theaters in 44 branches and 4 IMAX theaters, took the lead in the local cinema industry when it opened its first digital theater at The Block in SM City North EDSA three years ago.

photo courtesy of www.smcinema.com

This year, most SM Cinema theaters have gone fully digital while some are still undergoing its digital conversion. Mr. Edgar Tejerero, Senior Vice President for West Avenue Theatres Corporation, managing arm of SM Cinema, shares that by year 2013, all of SM’s cinemas including the ones that will be built in the interim would be all digital, a testimony to how committed SM Cinema is to bringing the movie industry to the next level.

Tweet Your Way to the WWF Reverse Run


Can you help create awareness in helping the environment in 160 characters? Share with us your tips on how will you Reverse the Bad and get a chance to win free race kits in the upcoming Reverse Run on September 9, 2012 at McKinley Hill plus get a chance to meet and greet WWF Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez!

Here’s how:

Movies to Remember this September


In a few days, it will be the start of the BER months!  And if you're in the Philippines, you know what it means the moment September comes in!  It's the start of the Holiday season! And for movie aficionados, and it can really be the start of the Holiday surprises with the upcoming movie line-up from Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Studios and Focus Features!  Here are the movies to remember this September!

Matteo Guidicelli is MYX's August Celebrity VJ


After his hosting stint on the kiddie talent show, “Promil Pre-school iShine Talent Camp”, Matteo steps into the world of music as the celebrity VJ of MYX for the month of August. Having taken up two years of Musical Theater in Chicago , this Cebuano hottie is well equipped to deliver the latest and hottest in the music scene. “I’ve always wanted to experience being a VJ.

Thanks to MYX for giving me this opportunity,” said Matteo. This talented young Italian-Filipino isn't only into acting, hosting and race car driving, he is also into singing. Star Records released his first single, “Someone Like You” online.

Evil Spreads Throughout the World in RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION


“Resident Evil,” the wildly successful film franchise adaptation of the popular video game series that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide, returns with its highly anticipated fifth installment, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

In the film, the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella's most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.

First Batch of Casualties in PROTEGE


In the words of protege judge Joey de Leon, Sunday's showdown of talents among the bottom 10 proteges of GMA-7's artista search "Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break" was "mentor anguish."

The Proteges who didn't make the cut  are:

The bottom two proteges from each of the five protege teams were given their last chance to prove to their mentors that they deserve to retain their places in the competition. In the end, five proteges were saved, while the other five left the competition for good.

Congratulations to Melandria for Winning the Pasalubong from Treasure Find 25!


First and foremost, foydi's Treasure Hunt would like to express its apology for the delay of the announcement of the winner due to some technical glitches.  But now, it can be revealed, the winner of the Pasalubong from Treasure Find 25 is Melandria Romero from Naga City!  :)

Photo c/o Melandria's Facebook Page

Click here to read full announcement > Cont... Congratulations to Melandria for Winning the Pasalubong from Treasure Find 25!

LOVE SONGS FROM PRINCESS AND I Album Features Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla and more


ABS-CBN's Princess and I lead cast Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, together with co-stars Khalil Ramos and Enrique Gil, will serenade their fans in the official launch of their much-anticipated teleserye soundtrack titled "Love Songs from Princess and I."

Released under Star Records, the ‘royal album’ features the romantic theme songs sung by the lead stars of the 'royal teleserye' themselves including 'Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon' by Kathryn, 'Hinahanap-hanap Kita' by Daniel, 'Kung Ako Ba Siya' and 'Now We're Together' by Khalil, 'Tunay Na Ligaya' by Enrique, and the versions of 'Nag-iisang Bituin' by Christian Bautista and Angeline Quinto.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Star Cinema's THE MISTRESS celebrates 10 years of Bea Alonzo - John Lloyd Cruz screen tandem


Who would not forget the well loved characters of Basya and Popoy in One More Chance which gave the most recent contributions in memorable Pinoy movie lines?  :)  And with its success, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz worked on perhaps more than a dozen of movies and TV shows together not realizing that this year, the two are already celebrating their 10th year as a screen tandem!
And Star Cinema marks the 10th anniversary of Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz’s love team via “The Mistress,” the onscreen couple’s first-ever ‘mature film’ which will be shown on theaters nationwide on September 12 (Wednesday).

Good Music Lives Forevermore as Side A's Joey G Takes a STAND (The Launch of Joey G's Debut Solo Album STAND)


What is one way to know how close you are with your friends?  If you know each others' preferences in music, and eventually share them together, I guess both of you somehow are in the so-called closer circle.  :)  I asked this because based on my experience, my friends who knew me really well know the music I listen to.  And they know that during our growing up years, one of my most favorite OPM bands is Side A!

From outings to get togethers, from "drinking session" to food trips, from road trips to our endless press work at our campus publication office, they can always here this brand of music when I'm around.  :)  In fact, if my friends are walking towards our publication office, they just actually know if I'm around because they can hear the songs of Side A such as Hold On, Don't Know What To Do, Tuloy Pa Rin, Foreveremore, Tell Me, etc. etc  Hehe.  That's how Side A ruled my life's musical score, and my friends' too, whether they like it or not, although it's always the former. ")

While the band may not have been as active as before, I heard one good news that really lifted my spirit!

Recently, I just learned that Joey G, Side A's frontman and one of the country's most loved crooner, is now going solo, and has come up with his own album!  So the moment I got an invite to the press launch of his album, I immediately said yes!  How can I let this pass right? By the way, thanks for that awesome opportunity Warner Music!  :)  And yes, the album is produced by premium record label Warner Music!

Monsters Are as Crazy as Humans in HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA


HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA is a story about a father and a daughter – it’s just that the father happens to be Dracula,” says Genndy Tartakovsky, director of Sony Pictures Animation's new, 3D animated comedy, “Hotel Transylvania.”

“Like all fathers, he’s an overprotective, psychotic, and endearing guy who'd do anything for his daughter, but unlike other fathers, he’s the Prince of Darkness.”

Jason Sudeikis in a string of ensemble comedies, from HORRIBLE BOSSES to THE CAMPAIGN


After starring last year in two ensemble comedies “Horrible Bosses” and “Hall Pass,” comic actor Jason Sudeikis will be seen next in Warner Bros.' “The Campaign.” He plays Mitch, the loyal but increasingly overwhelmed campaign manager, of incumbent congressman, Cam Brady (Will Ferrell).

In the film, as Cam Brady brazens through an embarrassing sex scandal with his usual flair, the seasoned politico prepares to segue unopposed into his fifth term in office. But this time, to his astonishment, a challenger appears out of nowhere: local tour operator Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) — a dumpy, soft-spoken, cardigan-wrapped, fanny-pack-wearing oddball with zero political experience. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other.

Monday, August 20, 2012

SKYFALL vlog pays tribute to the city of London


As James Bond 007 continues to heat up, Columbia Pictures recently released a SKYFALL vlog or video blog that pays tribute to London, which is featured prominently in the new James Bond film.  Here's the said featurette:

The “vlog” features “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes, castmembers Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench explaining the importance of London in the film.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres to star in the remake of GMA Network's SANA AY IKAW NA NGA


Following the success of Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin, GMA-7 recreates another one of its very own masterpieces with the upcoming remake of Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. The original version ran for two successful years, and still remains as one of GMA’s most popular teledramas to this day.

In the modern version, promising Kapuso stars Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres will breathe new life to the roles previously portrayed by Dingdong Dantes and Tanya Garcia.

A Sneak Peek at the 3D Movie CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY


Paramount Pictures, visonary film maker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (Shrek, Narnia) are now working on the production of CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY in 3D.  Paramount Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation recently released the poster and images of the said spectacular production.

Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away tells the story of a young couple who is separated, must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other again, as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim, and dance with the performers. 

Is Metro Manila Really Sinking? Find out in AHA today on GMA!


Is Metro Manila really starting to sink because of the continuous rise in flood water level? As this once unthinkable scenario slowly becomes a common sight during the rainy season, experts offer a number of ideas to address this. This Sunday morning, on GMA-7’s wacky trivia show, join the entire gang of AHA! and discover the many ways Filipinos can possibly benefit from floodwater. Some people are even considering turning a part of Metro Manila into the country’s very own version of Venice!

And speaking of rains, exactly what do animals do when the rains start kicking in? Where do birds and monkeys usually spend their time during the wet season? Join Maey B. as she uncovers these interesting animal trivias.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta finally wed in WALANG HANGGAN


"Walang Hanggan" lead stars Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta will share a milestone with their fans in the upcoming episodes of the Philippine's phenomenal TV drama as they will walk down the aisle, for the very first time.

"In our movies where we got married, we were never shown inside the church and doing the wedding ceremonies," Dawn shared.

Dylan McDermott gets into dirty politics in Warner Bros.' THE CAMPAIGN


Golden Globe-winner Dylan McDermott (TV’s “The Practice,” “American Horror Story”) stars in Warner Bros.’ new comedy “The Campaign” as Tim Wattley aka The Terminator, the baddest, toughest, meanest and winning-est campaign manager who ever whipped a candidate into shape for success.

In the film, as Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) brazens through an embarrasing sex scandal with his usual flair, the seasoned politico prepares to segue unopposed into his fifth term in office. But this time, to his astonishment, a challenger appears out of nowhere: local tour operator Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis) — a dumpy, soft-spoken, cardigan-wrapped, fanny-pack-wearing oddball with zero political experience. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other.

Share your life's most colorful moments in the Electrolux COLORS OF LIFE Photo Contest and win exciting prizes!


Your family is with you for every challenge and tribulation, and every success and celebration. And with that, you can be proud of your family and inspire the world by sharing life’s colorful moments with them in the Electrolux Family Style Shots Photo Contest.

Visit ElectroluxMan.com and upload your most stylish family photo. Answer the question “Why is your family the Most Stylish Family?” Submit your entries now as the cut-off for the selection of the top 20 photos is on August 27, 2012!

RUBY SPARKS features real-life sweethearts Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan


RUBY SPARKS is the story of a novelist’s vision who inexplicably comes to life, only to prove far more complicated than even he could have imagined. With a light touch and a dash of magical realism, the first screenplay from actress and playwright Zoe Kazan attracted the attention of Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, the married team who directed the run-away hit “Little Miss Sunshine.” The film takes an unpredictable route into fantasy, identity and the ways we invent love – and how love can re-invent us.

Paul Dano plays Calvin, a celebrated author in his younger years who hasn’t had a follow up novel years after his first breakthrough novel. Struggling with writer’s block, disappointed and unfulfilled, his close relationships are with his dog and his brother. Calvin who is cut off and isolated is constantly being urged by his married brother Harry (Chirs Messina) to get out, live, date and write. Finally finding in his imagination a muse for his novel and with his old typewriter, he creates the perfect girl he named Ruby. Barely done with his first chapter, to his astonishment that his character, Ruby (Zoe Kazan) has magically sprung to life and arrived in his kitchen where she is cooking eggs.

Friday, August 17, 2012

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS sequel to arrive in theaters on May 1, 2015!


During last week’s quarterly earnings call, Bob Iger announced that Joss Whedon will write and direct the sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers. Today The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce that the sequel will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

With a global box office of $1.46M, Marvel’s The Avengers is the third biggest release of all time. And the film is just beginning its run in Japan, the final international market.

Colin Farrell Returns to Blockbusters as The Man of TOTAL RECALL


Irish actor Colin Farrell stars in Columbia Pictures' “Total Recall,” an action thriller about reality and memory.

In the film, Rekall is a futuristic company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs.

Christian Bautista raises the bar once more with XCLASS -- The Xtian Bautista Year 10 Concert


The secret to Christian Bautista’s success is his constant evolution throughout his 10-year-old singing career. From the lanky, Josh Groban-like singing search contestant, he has evolved into the country’s biggest Asiansation.

And there's no stopping Christian Bautista in raising the bar as he holds his 10th Anniversary Concert X CLASS on October 6,7,12,13,14 at the Meralco Theater. The concert spares no cent to ensure that the public experience a totally different musical experience – from changing sets to jaw-dropping technology to beautiful music and amazing performances.

More Than Just A Teen Flick -- JUST ONE SUMMER Movie Review


Teen flicks, romantic comedies, chick flicks -- more often than not, they are certified hits among viewers.  But while the masses love them, critics and serious film enthusiasts see them as nothing but sweets with no nutrients.  But in a recent movie I've seen, I realized a sweet teen flick can actually have meaning... can actually provide nourishment, if done right.  I'm talking about GMA Films' recent offering JUST ONE SUMMER starring one of today's most in-demand and hottest love teams Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona. 

Directed by Mac Alejandre, the film also veteran actors Alice Dixson as Irene Lune – Cuaresma, Cherry Pie Picache as Julie, Joel Torre as Daniel Cuaresma Sr., Boboy Garovillo as Berting and Ms. Gloria Romero as Lola Meding. Completing the powerhouse ensemble are Arkin Magalona, Sheena Halili, Lexi Fernandez, Sef Cadayona, Steven Silva, Diva Montelaba, Benedict Campos, Ken Chan, Joana Marie Tan, Diva Montelaba, Ana Feleo, Mon Confiado, Mega Unciano, Maey Bautista and Betong Sumaya.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

True to life crime story LAWLESS features Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy as gangster brothers


Acclaimed director John Hillcoat (“The Road”) delivers a thrillingly vivid slice of American outlaw history in The Weinstein Company's critically-applauded epic gangster tale, “Lawless.” The film will be shown soon exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma).

An official competition entry in last May's Cannes Film Festival, “Lawless” is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: three bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on author Matt Bondurant’s fictionalized account of his family, The Wettest County in the World, the film gathers an ensemble of gifted, dynamic new-generation stars – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan – alongside two of the finest actors of their generations, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman.

Get ready for Ben Stiller's sci-fi comedy THE WATCH starting September 5


Meet the neighborhood watch: civic-minded Evan (Ben Stiller), fun-loving family guy Bob (Vince Vaughn), tough-talking “wild card” Franklin (Jonah Hill) and the looking-for-love divorcé Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade). In a seemingly serene suburban enclave and safe haven, Evan Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus have decided to join forces to safeguard their community. In addition, they’re enjoying some of the perks that come with being a “Watcher”… like drinking beer and just being guys. But when the guys’ patrol vehicle hits something that leaves behind a trail of green goo and a tentacle of some sort, and they find a strange, bowling ball-like device that emits a concentrated beam of energy – they realize that their little group has stumbled onto something bigger than a prowler on the loose.

“When they formed this ‘band of brothers’, the guys thought, sure, they might encounter some weird neighborhood stuff – maybe a burglar here, or peeping tom there – but suddenly they realize they’ve facing something extraordinary,” says producer Shawn Levy, the director of such hits as “Night at the Museum” and “Real Steel.” “And The Watch is not just unprepared or unqualified, it’s not remotely equipped to deal with this problem; yet it’s all on them to stop it.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Daddy and The Doggie -- DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS Movie Review


We were kids once in our life but as we grow old, it's a mystery why we have become unfamiliar with the thoughts and actions we once entertained and hence get us disconnected with the new young ones. Is it because we now know how foolish we were?  :)  This is the thought that ran in my head while watching DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS last August 11 at SM Megamall sponsored by 20th Century Fox.  The questions / reactions in my head were: Are kids really this bold right now? Did I do such things before?  Oh, the parents need to be extra vigilant!  :)

Based on the book by Jeff Kinney and directed by David Bowers, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS  stars Zachary Gordon (Greg Heffley), Devon Bostick (Rodick Heffley), Rachel Harris (Susan Heffley), Robert Capron (Rowley Jefferson), Steve Zahn (Frank Heffley), Connor and Owen Fielding (Manny Heffley), Peyton List (Holly Hills), Karan Brar (Chirag Gupta), Grayson Russell (Fregley), Laine MacNeil (Patty Farrell) and Oliver the dog (Sweetie).

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Columbia Pictures releases "legacy" video for RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION


Columbia Pictures has just released a “legacy” video for its upcoming 3D sci-fi action-thriller “Resident Evil: Retribution” that can be seen here:

It is a montage of scenes from the past “Resident Evil” movies, along with new footage from “Retribution,” that tells the story/history of the franchise leading up to the new film.

Catch Katy Perry in her first solo movie (and it's in 3D!!!)


The first woman in music history to produce five Number One singles off of one album, Katy Perry has scaled the heights of pop music stardom few have reached before her. So when the artist invited two young filmmakers to tag along (and “catch everything on film—nothing off-limits”) as she circled the globe on her record-breaking “California Dreams Tour,” she thought it might produce something of interest to her legions of fans. But it proved to be bigger than anyone could have predicted.

The result is the 3D movie music event of the summer—Katy Perry: Part of Me—a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate and honest mad diary of Katy herself.

Dracula's HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (exclusive for monsters!) opening soon!


Welcome to “Hotel Transylvania,” Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula (voice of Adam Sandler) has invited some of his best friends – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. In the vampire world, that signals the time to break out from the sanctuary.

For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but everything could change for the overprotective dad when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis (voice of Selena Gomez).

Monday, August 13, 2012

A First Look at the Monumental Epic Movie NOAH


Project NOAH.  Massive Flooding.  God's curse (which was ridiculously associated with the RH Bill issue).  These words frequented the papers, radio, TV and social media recently with the non-stop rain and heavy flooding that affected Metro Manila and Luzon in the Philippines.  And these terms relate to one thing - NOAH, the biblical character in Genesis that God called to lead His people to salvation during the great flood.

               Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise               
 © 2012 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

And his story will again be told via monumental epic movie with the same title under Paramount Pictures.  Academy Award winner Russell Crowe will play the role of NOAH.  

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