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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vin Dieasel is Groot in Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY


The star of the “Fast and the Furious” and “Riddick” franchises will lend his voice to Groot in Marvel's live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy," rounding out the team that includes Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista).

Featured in four of the six movies in the fan-favorite "Fast & Furious" franchise, Diesel has helped the series gross over $2 billion at the box office; and will reprise his role in "Fast & Furious 7." Diesel's most recent film, "Riddick," the third film in the franchise that has so far earned a cumulative $267.3 million across the globe, debuted this year at the top of the box office. In addition to lending his voice to several video games, Diesel's received great acclaim for his voice work in the celebrated animated film "The Iron Giant," directed by Brad Bird.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Nominate your favorite travel blog in the Skyscanner Bloscars 2014!


The biggest event in the travel blogosphere is here as Skyscanner announces the call for nomination for the Bloscars Travel Award 2014!

The Bloscars Travel Award 2014 is an award given by Skyscanner to travel blogs from selected countries in Europe and Asia. It recognizes the excellent work of travel bloggers in informing and inspiring travelers by sharing their adventures and first-hand experience. The competition will consist of three stages: the nomination period, the voting and selection of the Best Travel Blogs from each participating country, and the selection of the international winner.

Nominating your favorite travel blog is simple. Simply place in the URL of the blog in the form hosted in the Skyscanner news site (http://www.skyscanner.com.ph/news/skyscanner-2014-bloscars-travel-award). If you are a travel blogger yourself and thinks that your blog deserves to be nominated, you may do so. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

True Blood's Ryan Kwanten stars in the romcom THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG


One of television’s hottest rising talents Ryan Kwanten, who stars alongside Anna Paquin in HBO’s hit series “True Blood” brings his electrifying charisma on the big screen as he stars in one of the most anticipated romantic movies to open in 2014 – “The Right Kind of Wrong.”

Based on the novel by Tim Sandlin, “The Right Kind of Wrong” is a romantic comedy about a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher and fearless dreamer who risks everything to show the girl of his dreams all that is right with the wrong kind of guy.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Paul Rudd is Marvel's ANT-MAN!


Marvel Studio's "Ant-Man" has found its hero in Paul Rudd, who will star in the new film from director Edgar Wright hitting theatersJul 31, 2015!

The casting of Rudd represents the actor that Marvel and Wright had long ago identified as its first choice to play Ant-Man, continuing the studio's desire to cast actors that bring several dimensions to its onscreen heroes. The film's plot is being kept under wraps.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite in BLENDED

The teaser trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures' new romantic comedy “Blended” starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore has just rolled out and may be viewed at http://youtu.be/UQ8d9J-F_C0.

“Blended” marks the third comedy collaboration between Sandler and Barrymore, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies “50 First Dates” and “The Wedding Singer.”

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chris Pine is an undercover agent in JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT


Based on a script by Adam Cozad and David Koepp and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan : Shadow Recruit takes us back to the earliest years of the titular character’s career in the CIA, working for the Financial Intelligence Unit.

Working undercover in Moscow for a company owned by a mysterious billionaire (Branagh), Jack (Chris Pine) discovers a terrorist plot that would shut down the entire United States economy.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Witness the dominance of apes in DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES


Caesar begins dominance as 20th Century Fox reveals the teaser poster of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Embeddable online poster here: http://www.dawnofapes.com/poster/

It feels good to wear our own country! -- the My Philippines Lifestyle shirts


If you've been following this blog for quite some time now, I bet you already know that I have this unique passion for the promotion of Filipino identity and heritage.  I've written about some of our country's interesting things, happenings, settings and human beings that would (I hoped) inspire my readers.  On my own, I find ways to be able to contribute to this advocacy.  I've been to Batanes, I've looked for Bulacan's last pastillas wrapper maker, I've experienced the Pahiyas and Pulilan Carabao Festivals and I've done a comprehensive research on Juan Luna, among many others.  

Aside from that, I'm also into collecting items that showcase the Filipino soul, may it be a souvenir shirt, display item, ref bmagnet etc.  In fact, I used to have several of the shirts with the Philippine map.  

Sunday, December 15, 2013

GODZILLA teaser trailer unleashed!


Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have just revealed the teaser trailer for their upcoming spectacular adventure, “Godzilla”.

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, the film pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Asian Superstar Jackie Chan makes a big comeback via POLICE STORY 2013


Jackie Chan faces another formidable challenge in his upcoming high-octane action movie “Police Story 2013.” Faced with a group of cold-blooded syndicate where his only daughter is acquainted with, Chan plays Zhong Wen, a dedicated ordinary police officer for over 20 years determined to eradicate evil under his watch.

Known for doing his own (even dangerous) stunts, Chan’s character Zhong finds himself trapped in the machinations of a syndicate revealed to be connected to a ruthless criminal imprisoned by Wen years back and had been exacting revenge since then.

No Nuts, No Glory! -- THE NUT JOB in 3D opens in theaters in January 2014


THE NUT JOB is a 3D animation from Captive Cinema that will drive us nuts as it opens in theatters in January 2014.

Surly, a mischievous squirrel and his sidekick Buddy have recently been banished from their city park dwelling by the animals in the community.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tom Cruise's EDGE OF TOMORROW teaser trailer unveiled!


Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “Jerry Maguire”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Looper”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”).

Watch the film's teaser trailer here which has just been released by Warner Bros.:

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Meet the lead characters of THE LEGO MOVIE!


The lead characters of Warner Bros.' original, 3D adventure comedy “The LEGO Movie” get solo posters of their own which have just been launched online.

The characters receiving the special treatment are Batman (voice of Will Arnett), Benny (voice of Charlie Day), Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt), Lord Business (voice of Will Ferrell), Vitruvius (voice of Morgan Freeman) and WyldStyle (voice of Elizabeth Banks).

The Warmth of FROZEN -- FROZEN Movie Review

by Sine Gang (Anika and Anton Mangcucang):

Before you see the actual review, let me just introduce Sine Gang, the pool of TaDi's movie review contributors.  And among the first Sine Gangsters are siblings Anika and Anton Mangcucang, young students who are in grade school and high school respectively. They attended Disney's special block screening of FROZEN and made this heart warming review.

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the movie “Frozen”, comedy-adventure animation which all of us will love especially if you've been hit by films like Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Line Cinema's HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 begins filming


Filming has begun in Los Angeles on New Line Cinema’s “Horrible Bosses 2,” directed by Sean Anders (“Sex Drive”). The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey also reprise their starring roles, while Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success. 

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in “Horrible Bosses 2.” But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Vince Vaughn is a father of 533 children (!) in DELIVERY MAN


Vince Vaughn has starred in some of the biggest box office comedies of the past decade, winning over audiences with his characteristic deadpan delivery and scathing sense of humor. Having played the lovable Everyman many times before, DreamWorks Pictures' new heartwarming comedy “Delivery Man” serves as a departure for him as an actor. A touching story filled with honesty and hope – in addition to humor – the film gives audiences a glimpse of a more mature Vince Vaughn.

“Delivery Man” tells the story of affable underachiever David Wozniak (Vaughn) whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

THE HOBBIT sequel rolls out seven brand new character posters!


Seven brand new character posters for Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” have been launched by Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures. The one-sheet artworks individually showcase the characters Bard (Luke Evans), Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly), Thorin (Richard Armitage) and Thranduil (Lee Pace).

From Academy Award®-winning filmmakerm Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Keanu Reeves returns to the big screen via 47 RONIN


Keanu Reeves' fans, did you miss your favorite Hollywood actor?  Worry no more, Keanu Reeves is back in via 47 RONIN!

"47 Ronin" is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch ("The Gift"). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that's never been seen before.

Walt Disney Studios reveals MALEFICENT teaser trailer


A day after launching the teaser poster for the fantasy adventure “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie, Walt Disney has revealed the much anticpated teaser trailer.

 From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 teaser poster unveiled!


Chasing more adventures, the fearless best of friends Hiccup and Toothless stand earnest to conquer new highs in the latest teaser poster of the upcoming adventure movie “How To Train Your Dragon 2.”

Featuring the returning voice cast leads from the first movie, Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid) and Gerard Butler (Stoick) with vocal talents from Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, TJ Miller, Craig Ferguson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The movie also features additional new voices from Djimon Hounsou as Drago Bludvist, Cate Blanchett as Valca and Kit Harrington as Eret.

How to avoid jetlag the Pinoy way!


foydi in one of his travels
According to a recent survey by Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site, 54% of Filipinos have flown with long distance transmerdian flights. This often results to desynchronisis or what is commonly known as jet lag, which results to poor sleep upon arrival, poorer mental performance and increased fatigue.

“In an ideal world, to prevent jetlag we should begin taking on the habits of destination time zone before we leave home,” says Tony Gherardin of National Medical Adviser at the Travel Doctor – TMC. “That is, eating at the same time and sleeping or resting at the same time as what you would be doing at that destination. Of course this isn’t always possible at home or even while flying.”

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Here's the main poster of THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG!


The main one-sheet for Peter Jackson's “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has just been released by Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmakerm Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Disney's FROZEN Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen


Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy-adventure inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.”

Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Join the Electrolux #WearYourPassion Bloggers Promo Contest!


Electrolux Philippines has recently launched the #WearYourPassion OOTD Photo Contest in Instagram. To know more about it, just click this http://digitista.blogspot.com/2013/10/be-fashionista-passionista-via.html.

But if you're a blogger, there's another chance to win more exciting prizes!  How?  'By simply joining the #WearYourPassion Bloggers Promo Contest.  All you have to do is to promote the contest and ask your followers to put you as the referring blogger.

Here's the full details of the mechanics:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Be a Fashionista Passionista via the Electrolux #WearYourPassion OOTD Photo Contest!


Here’s your chance to dress up and flaunt your passion as Electrolux brings you the #WearYourPassion Photo Contest.

Get a chance to win exciting Electrolux Small Appliances weekly when you share your different passions and interests with us on Twitter and Instagram.

Beware! 3,000 Zombies to Invade Makati Tonight!


Today, October 31, Halloween night, hordes of the undead will rise and party with the living as J.R. Usi Presents-- MAKATI AFTER DARK: RUN & SURVIVE HALLOWFEST-- the grandest and most exciting Halloween party of the year!

With 3,000 zombies in a “FANTASY RUN” designed and directed to feel like a movie set, the run promises to give participants the most thrilling experience right at the heart of Makati’s financial business district.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Witness the global trailer debut of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST!


The much anticipated global debut of the full trailer of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will go live tonight at 9:00 pm, Manila time.

Here's the said trailer:

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Hormonal Adventure in LOVE BITE


A fresh twist on the definitive monster comedy movie, “Love Bite” is about to let loose its fangs to prey on the flesh of young and healthy teenage boys in the sleepy small town of Rainmouth. Starring Ed Speelers (“Eragon”) and Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl,” “The Internship”), “Love Bite” finds Jamie (Speelers) along with his teenage friends living in their putrescent seaside town looking for more opportunities to get laid. But in a town in which everyone knows everyone else, that’s easier said than done.

Things for Jamie have a habit of getting complicated. So when he meets Juliana (Szohr) – a smart, funny and absurdly beautiful girl from out of town – things quickly get, well, complicated. Jamie starts to believe that Juliana might be a werewolf since she arrived at the same time several of his mates started to disappear. All Jamie knows is that werewolves target virgins, which, he thinks, is probably the only reason she’s interested in him.

Catch the teaser of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST now and the trailer on Oct. 29!


Bryan Singer has revealed the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" teaser.

Watch this exclusive "X-Men: Days of Future Past" sneak peak here: https://twitter.com/BryanSinger/status/393410335656665088

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Warner Bros. unveils posters of GRUDGE MATCH


Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed a teaser poster and four retro-themed character one-sheets for director Peter Segal's new comedy “Grudge Match,” starring Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger and Alan Arkin.

The character posters individually feature Stallone's Henry "Razor" Sharp, De Niro's Billy "Kid" McDonnen, Hart's The Promoter and Arkin's The Trainer.

Korean stories of the dead will come to life in cinemas via HORROR STORIES 2


Stories of the dead will come to life this November in the Korea’s hair-raising thriller sequel "Horror Stories 2."

Following the success of the first movie, "Horror Stories 2" connects three different stories of wandering souls seeking for justice through Se-young an employee in an insurance company who can communicate with dead people.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER unleashes new poster and 1st trailer!


Marvel Studios has just revealed the brand new poster and 1st trailer for its upcoming sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

Check out the teaser trailer here:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Robert De Niro is Untouchable Once More in THE FAMILY (aka Malavita)


Robert De Niro is one of the most celebrated screen actors of all time. He continues to expand his boundless range with performances spanning from comic to serious and everything in between. Robert De Niro is back to his gangster ways starring in films like Goodfellas, Casino, The Untouchables, Once Upon Time in America and The Godfather II, De Niro has proven time and time again that he is at home in gangster genre. And while he’s starred in a few bad titles over the last few years, it’s always good to see him come back home, and that sentiment can now be extended to Luc Besson’s new crime comedy-thriller ‘The Family’ (aka Malavita).

Based on the book “Badfellas” by Tonino Benacquista, The Family centers on the Manzino family, a mafia clan that has to go onto witness protection when the patriarch , Giovanni (De Niro), testifies against his associates. Hiding as Blakes, the family. De Niro says he was attracted to the film’s humour and original point of view. “It’s an unusual take on the mobster genre with a novel storyline,” he says. “My character was a crime boss in New York, but he turned in his whole crew. When he entered the Witness Protection Program with his family, they were sent to France, but every place they have been resettled, they end up in hot water. Now they are in the middle of nowhere and it might as well be Mars. The situation can seem a bit surreal, but the character is very real and relatable.”

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Skyscanner reveals airline passengers want to use their mobile gadgets during flight!


A survey by leading global travel search site Skyscanner has found that 61% of flyers want to use their mobile devices in-flight while 33% immediately turn on their phones as soon as they touch down.

“These findings are based on a study conducted on behalf of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by the Aviation Rulemaking Committee which revealed that the ban on the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) such as smartphones and laptops could be set to end, after a US scientific study found no reason why they should be turned off during take-off and landing,” says Janet Ranola, Philippine Marketing Manager for Skyscanner. “Also, other PEDs, like tablets can be used safely while a plane is taxiing, taking off, landing and while at a cursing altitude.”

Monday, October 21, 2013

Tom Hanks portrays titular, real-life character in gripping hostage thriller CAPTAIN PHILLIPS


Tom Hanks plays the titular, true-to-life character in Columbia Pictures' “Captain Phillips,” a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. 

The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage.

A Look at the Look Book of All-Star Cast Movie THE COUNSELOR


In legendary director Ridley Scott’s riveting drama “The Counselor,” Michael Fassbender plays a respected lawyer who makes a shady, illegal business deal. His life unravels as he becomes embroiled in a brutal criminal underworld. One bad choice has grave consequences.

The film, written by Cormac McCarthy, also stars Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt releases its latest online photo collection. Click here to check “The Counselor” Look Book: https://www.facebook.com/20thcenturyfoxphilippines/app_153992438143470

Sunday, October 20, 2013

FOX airs three US blockbusters: The Walking Dead, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Sleepy Hollow!


October will be a huge month for FOX in the Philippine and Asia as it presents Season 4 of The Walking Dead at 8:55 PM, followed by the premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Sleepy Hollow at 9:50 PM and 10:45 PM, respectively.

The three shows are among the most highly anticipated series in the US, each owning a distinct fan base as TV adaptations of successful comic book and movie franchises.

JackTV presents powerful lineup of shows: Arrow, Revolution & The Tomorrow People


JackTV amplifies its lineup of shows this October with the new sci-fi series The Tomorrow People and new season’s of Arrow and Revolution. Under JackTV’s “Playing first” campaign, these shows air just days after their initial U.S. telecast keeping Filipino fans up to date with the latest plot twists. From a teenager with special abilities, a vigilante fighting to get back rule of his city, to a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic America without electricity—the struggle for power is the binding force behind JackTV’s dominant assembly of new and returning programs.

The Tomorrow People

Totoo pala ang lamig -- A real therapeutic spa experience at NuLiving Spa in Binondo


Often times, I hear my massage therapist saying "angdami mong lamig".  And since I'm usually half-sleep while undergoing the therapy, I often ignore that remark.  I thought it was just a way for them to show the "science" or "relevance" of massage.  So I just let them talk while I just savor the hand strokes at my back because with or without science, and with all the stress, I will always avail of spa services.

But when we visited NuLiving Spa in Binondo, I discovered that "lamig" (literally means cold) is indeed true!  Lamig's medical terminology is nodule and the diagnosis for it is myofascial pain syndrome.

The Anatomy of WikiLeaks Scandal in THE FIFTH ESTATE


Every generation produces a rebellious figure who changes the game of power and becomes something larger than himself; for some, a visionary symbol of hope; for others, a dangerous enemy of the state. In the early 21st Century, such a figure has emerged in Julian Assange and his groundbreaking, information-disseminating organization, WikiLeaks. Initiated in 2006 as a non-profit devoted to publishing previously secret, potentially incendiary information from anonymous sources -- while offering the security of cutting-edge cryptography -- WikiLeaks shattered the mold of 21st Century news-gathering, trumping mainstream media organizations and infuriating people in power.

Then, Assange became a news story unto himself. In 2010, as WikiLeaks led the release of the largest trove of secret, government files ever to see the light of day, Assange began to emerge simultaneously as a hero, a villain (?), a journalist, or perhaps just a guarded man caught in a blinding global spotlight.

The coming of SON OF GOD in 2014


The “Son of God” will rise in cinemas from the pages of the bestselling book of all time, the Bible, which tells the story of Jesus, the greatest story ever told for a whole new generation.

Inspired by History Channel’s phenomenal miniseries “The Bible” which averaged 15 million viewers per episode, “Son of God” is the larger-than-life stand-alone story of Jesus told with scope and scale of an action epic from the producing couple Mark Burnett and (actress) Roma Downey.

Michelle Pfeiffer plays mommy mobster in THE FAMILY


Michelle Pfeiffer is a Golden Globe Award winner and three time Academy Award nominee who over the last three decades has captivated film audiences with her stunning beauty and compelling performances. 

Most recently, Pfeiffer was seen in Dark Shadows, a film that reunited her with Tim Burton for a big-screen take on the gothic vampire series from the 1960s. She also appeared in Alex Kurtzman‟s drama People like Us, opposite Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde and Elizabeth Banks, and Garry Marshall‟s romantic comedy New Year’s Eve, alongside Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashton Kutcher.

This year she is starring opposite Robert De Niro in the film "The Family," Pfeiffer plays the wife of De Niro, who plays a Brooklyn mobster. Their family has been forced to move to Normandy, France, under the witness protection program. “Michelle Pfeiffer was Luc‟s first choice to play Maggie Blake. She agreed to do the film very quickly because the story is so appealing and so was the idea of working with Luc and Robert.”

The Return of Chris Hemsworth as the Mighty Avenger in THOR: THE DARK WORLD


Australian actor Chris Hemsworth reprises the role of Thor for the third time in Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World.”

In this latest epic adventure, Hemsworth is back in his glory, looking every bit like the Mighty Avenger that audiences have come to idolize. Hemsworth says of his return, “I love playing the character. The trick is to find new ways to make the character have some sort of advance or growth from the last film. Each time we get to break him down and find his human qualities and his vulnerable side it’s interesting because he has such a tough exterior and an unbreakable feel.”

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Experience the Magic of Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness!


I was one of the lucky people to learn about the evolution of Trumpets' The Bluebird of Happiness, from the concept stage, to its press preview, to its gala night and actual run.  At first, I was thinking how Trumpets can transform this material into something exciting for the Filipino audience.  How can the journey of two kids be able to bring life to the musical?

The Bluebird of Happiness tells the story of two poor children, Mytyl and Tyltyl who go on a magical adventure in mysterious lands, meeting fantastical characters as they try to find the bluebird of happiness that will make their life happier. It has a 50-strong cast of seasoned actors including, Mayen Bustamante-Cadd, Jennifer Villegas-dela Cruz, Lynn Sherman, Robie Zialcita, Carla Guevarra-Laforteza, Joy Virata, Steve Cadd, Joel Trinidad, Reymund Concepcion with the four kids alternating as the central characters, Guido Gatmaytan, Anton Posadas, Chimmi Kohchet Chua and Alessa Zialcita

WALKING DEAD Season 4 spreads horror on TV screens starting Oct. 19!


Zombiemania will hit the TV screens once more as the 4th season of The Walking Dead premieres in the Philippines and the rest of Asia this Saturday, October 19 at 8:55 pm!

The Walking Dead is based on a comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard, and has had a strong viewership over its last three seasons, garnering 12.4 million viewers for its Season 3 finale. The audience for the Season 3 finale was the show’s largest ever.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Huge Surprise is Coming to the Philippines!


Did you know that surprises make people remarkably happier?

Surprises have, indeed, powerful effects. Psychologist Norbert Schwarz conducted a classic study where it was found that a small but pleasant surprise, such as finding 10 cents, uplifts a person’s mood. Schwarz repeatedly placed a coin near a copy machine where it can be easily seen. When the subjects who found the coin were surveyed shortly thereafter, their overall satisfaction with life was significantly higher than those who did not find the coin.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fly high with animated flick ZAMBEZIA


On the edge of a majestic waterfall, in the heart of Africa, lies the amazing bird city of Zambezia, led by wise and battle-tested Sekhuru (Leonard Nimoy).

Our young falcon hero Kai (Jeremy Suarez) leaves his remote outpost against his father (Samuel L. Jackson) whishes join the prestigious Hurricane defense flyers fiercely trained by Ajax (Jeff Goldblum) to patrol the skies keeping Zambezia safe.

AirAsia Zest to conquer Cebu with its new domestic and international flights -- Free seats promo unveiled!


AirAsia Zest continues to expand its network and adds four new direct flights from Cebu International Airport to Kuala Lumpur and to top tourist destinations of Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Davao and Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines. To celebrate the new routes, AirAsia Zest is offering free seats from as low as P353 only which covers payment for tax and fees.

“The hype is building up for AirAsia Zest and we are thrilled to offer an extraordinary promo as we expand operations in Cebu. Aside from our current Cebu to Manila daily flights, we are commencing daily service to Davao and Cagayan de Oro, and 4X weekly to Puerto Princesa City in November 15. Daily direct flights from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur, meanwhile, will start in December 1,” AirAsia Zest Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joy Caneba said.

Now, It's Inevitable to be Unstoppable!


Career. Blogging. Socials. Church.  Family.  Hobby.  And the list goes on and on...  Sometimes I wish if there's just 8 days in a week so we'll have 3 days in a weekend or 3 perhaps 6 hours in a day so we'll have more hours for sleeping, but I guess Santa just grants kids' wishes only! :)

We want to do everything but we also need to strike a balance, and we all need the help we can get!   So in order for one to keep up living in the fast lane, we must find a way to make our energy last. Good food, exercise and of course, vitamins!  It's really inevitable to be unstoppable!

Nat Geo's PINOY HOOPS uncovers Pinoys' basketball obsession! (Premieres Oct. 21)


Aside from Philippine's signature dish adobo, the Philippines and its people can be defined by two things: Videoke and Basketball.  Every family, barangay or town commune or celebrate life via adobo, videoke and bastketball! I bet you'll agree with me in this statement.  

Why Basketball?  Why is there an undying love for basketball among Filipinos?  These questions are what National Geographic Channel wants to answer in its new series Pinoy Hoops!  PINOY HOOPS is hosted by Rafe Batholomew, author of the best-selling book Pacific Rims (this is not the robot-alien mosnters movie hehe), who will guide televiewers on a journey to the very heart of basketball-obsessed country to uncover why the sport has been embraced wholeheartedly by Filipinos from all walks of life.

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