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Saturday, September 28, 2013

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST releases teaser posters


“X-Men: Days of Future Past” directed by Bryan Singer is based on a classic two-issue comics tale that takes us to a bleak future where powerful machines overpower and vanquish the warm-blooded populace that forces the mutants to time travel despite all odds.

Revealed in this year’s San Diego Comic-Con are two teaser interfused posters of the movie featuring two of the greatest mutants ever to live in the X-Men universe. The promotional teaser posters of Professor X and Magneto are each inhabited by two actors – Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy melds as Professor X while Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender’s features are merged to become Magneto.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

VIKINGS' conquest starts on Sep. 29 in History Channel


With my innate love for history, anthropology and audio-visual media, epic series on television became a love at first sight to me.  After Spartacus, Camelot and Game of Thrones (plus other Korean and Philippine hit epic series) I still crave for more!

Good thing that one of my favorite cable stations History Channel came up with another majestic TV series which I am really excited about - VIKINGS!

Take a journey with Ben Stiller in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY


Ben Stiller takes us to an exhilarating journey in the upcoming feel-good adventure movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” Directed and starred by Stiller, the movie celebrates one’s true potential with the story of a daydreamer who finally embarks on his most extraordinary journey.

Walter Mitty (Stiller) is your everyday ordinary guy who efficiently gets things done at the office but never gets recognized for his efforts. Until one day, he finds the courage to take a leap of faith and bring his daydreaming into the grandeur of reality. Stepping out of his confines, he finally breaks out of his daily grind to achieve his dreams.

The Help Needed by a Busy Travel Junkie -- A One Stop Travel Shop!


Traveling.  I would like to believe that it's in my DNA. :)  If there's one thing I would like to do for the rest of my life, one of which would be traveling.  BUT my hectic schedule would not permit that, at the moment.  I'm at the prime of my career, and there's no slowing down anytime soon. BUT it doesn't mean I would let go of my passion for traveling.  If there's no time, I will find time for it definitely.  But I need a little help.

In those few moments that I'm able to travel, I only have a few time to prepare.  In fact it could just be hours before the actual flight or land trip.  So in those few hours, I usually rush up to the mall and look for the things I need -- travel gear, bag, toiletries etc.  And unfortunately, there's no single section that is devoted for travel.  For example, bag section would not have padlock or passport holder.  I still need to go to the warehouse and leather section.  So it becomes an added burden for the very little time I have.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013

AirAsia Zest to be the new brand of ZestAir


Zest Air is now flying with AirAsia, The World’s Best Low Cost Airline. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approved “AirAsia Zest” as the new brand name of Zest Airways, Inc. CAB also approved the new logo of Zest Airways, Inc., wherein the Zest name has been incorporated into the iconic red hot circle, which is the signature logo of AirAsia.

AirAsia Zest Chairman Mikee Romero said, “We are excited to introduce AirAsia Zest, and what it represents. With our alliance, we are well positioned to offer our guests the strength of our combined network of domestic and international routes and unrivalled daily low fares, proving a world class travel experience that every Filipino deserves.”

“We hope this brand new look is the first of many steps towards making AirAsia Zest an airline that continues to revolutionize air travel in the Philippines. We are geared up and committed to ensuring that AirAsia Zest lives up to the same incredibly high standards of AirAsia,” Romero said.

Following this approval, the airline is currently updating its records with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to include the new business name “AirAsia Zest” in its permits with CAAP.

Disney's INTO THE WOODS starts production


Disney’s “Into the Woods” kicked off production last week, featuring an award-winning production team and all-star ensemble cast. Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics—including an all-new song for the big-screen adaptation.

“Into the Woods” is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall. Shooting in studio and on location throughout England, the film is slated for a December 25, 2014, holiday release.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Find True Happiness in Trumpets' Big Comeback Musical THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS (Opens Sep. 27)


Joseph the Dreamer.  The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  These are just two of the most  memorable plays that theater group Trumpets staged that I remember.  In the fast few years, I asked why Trumpets was silent, I wondered why there was no family-oriented but highly entertaining musicals being ran from this amazing theater group.

Tyltyl (Anton Posadas) and Mytyl (Alessa Zialcita)

And the answer I got was not an explanation but a surprise... response to what I've been longing for -- Trumpets' big comeback!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Gamble with Timberlake and Affleck in RUNNER RUNNER


Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck and Gemma Arterton star in the high-roller thriller “Runner Runner” as key players trying to get ahead in the multi-billion dollar industry of internet gambling.

Timberlake’s character Richie is a Princeton grad student who’s been swindled by an online gambling group led by Ivan Block (played by Affleck). Traveling to Costa Rica to confront the gambling legend behind the site, Richie is eventually seduced into Ivan’s haven – easy, instant and limitless wealth. Ivan, impressed by Richie’s technological savvy takes the younger man under his wing to teach him the ropes. It is only when he meets and falls for Ivan’s associate, Rebecca Shafran (Arterton) did he realize that he’s facing his greatest gamble yet when he also learns that Ivan is being chased by the FBI for racketeering, extortion and bribery. 

ABS-CBN remakes Pinoy komiks classic GALEMA: ANAK NI ZUMA


How far will an extra-ordinary lady go to win the love of her family and earn the respect of the people around her?

This is the struggle that Kapamilya actress Andi Eigenmann's character, Galema, faces in the highly anticipated TV remake of one of the most-loved Pinoy komiks characters--"Galema: Anak ni Zuma."

Much Awaited Staycation in Waterfront Manila Pavilion!


Staycation. Aside from spa or massage, I think staycation or the art of making staying indoors a prime leisure activity :) has become my favorite hobby in recent years. Perhaps my reason would be taking a break from the stress I always experience caused about the fast paced environment where I move around.

Like for example, after a week of "death defying stunts" and sleepless nights for several projects at hand, I will definitely check-in at a hotel or inn and spend an overnight to relax, sleep longer and enjoy the serenity. Some may find it unnecessary but for someone like me, it is a must as I need that quick break.

Monday, September 2, 2013

New GRAVITY character posters now online!


Two new character posters for Alfonso Cuaron's “Gravity” are now online, featuring George Clooney's Matt Kowalsky and Sandra Bullock's Dr. Ryan Stone.

Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and George Clooney (“Syriana”) star in the heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Matt Damon leads the cast of futuristic action thriller ELYSIUM (Opens Sep. 4)


Matt Damon takes on the lead role of Max in TriStar Pictures' futuristic action thriller “Elysium” whose socio-political message underneath the gripping action scenes isn't lost on the actor.

“I like to think it’s a hopeful message,” Damon says. “Even in a future where it’s every man for himself, it’ll be possible for a human being to hold on to his humanity.”

Steve Carell is the antagonist in THE WAY, WAY BACK (Opens Sep 11, exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas)


An eminently likeable actor, Steve Carell (“Crazy, Stupid Love”) might not seem like an obvious choice for the controlling and obnoxious character, Trent, in Fox Searchlight’s poignant, coming-of-age tale “The Way, Way Back,” but that was part of the reason the filmmakers pursued him.

“Trent sets the tone for the movie,” says producer Tom Rice. “He needs to be adversarial, but he has to have enormous charm. You want a Trent you can believe a single mother wants to be with. When we started talking about the character, we were thinking about going in a very different direction for Trent. He was more of a beach bum, a ’60s wannabe. Then we put together a list of some outside-the-box choices. Steve Carell was at the top.”

THIS IS THE END features actors as their wacky selves (Opens Sep 11, exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas)


For a film about the group dynamics among a group of friends facing the apocalypse, it’s no surprise that the characters in Columbia Pictures' critically acclaimed comedy “This Is The End” were tailor-made for the actors playing the roles. They would all play horrible “versions” of themselves, says co-director/writer Evan Goldberg.

In “This Is The End,” six friends – who just happen to be James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson – are trapped in Franco’s house as the end of the world begins outside. And we’re not talking about any old California-slides-into-the-ocean earthquake… we’re talking the fire-and-brimstone Apocalypse – the real Biblical deal.

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