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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chase the Sun and Stay Cool with Wrangler -- Join the #WranglerSunChaser Contest Week 2!

POTATO ON THE GO (Social Media):

Hi folks!  How was your last week?  I bet a lot of you went out because it was Holy Week and it was a long weekend! :)

Some of you may have seen my post about the campaign #WranglerSunChaser.  I hope you did take time to join as aside from the fact that it's fun to document our journey and share it with our friends, we even have the chance to win Wrangler vouchers worth PhP 8,000 each week!

Well  for me, this contest is a welcome treat because I've loved the brand for years, perhaps around or more than 10 years!  Why?  For a big person like me, their comfort fit jeans were perfect for me because it's comfortable, durable, fits well and still keeps the cool straight look of pants.  This has been my official jeans for years!  Hehe.

The Philippines to join STAR WARS DAY; All Pinoys encouraged to greet anyone 'May the 4th Be With You'!


The Philippines will join Star Wars fans all over the world (and galaxies far, far away) in celebrating Star Wars Day on May the 4th, 2014. Everyone is encouraged to greet anyone, `May the 4th Be With You’ or don their favorite Star Wars costume, speak Yoda-ese, watch a Star Wars movie, hum John Williams’ unmistakable score or wield their lightsabers, with matching voice-generated sound effects.

But for those who want more officially-organized events, they can troop down to Resorts World Manila in Pasay on May 3 and 4 where the Philippine Outpost of 501st Legion (an international organization of Star Wars fans who wear the costumes of the villains) has lined-up interactive festivities for the public and fans alike.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fly with the full trailer of PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE


The latest, full trailer of Disney's 3D animated comedy-adventure “Planes: Fires & Rescue” has landed online.

The sequel to last year's box-office hit “Planes” (grossing more than $200 million worldwide), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire.

When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting.

Pioneer Insurance celebrates 60th anniversary with Stories of Friendship Video Competition


In celebration of its 60th year in serving  Filipinos, Pioneer Insurance launched the “Stories of Friendship Video Competition” to college students nationwide. Using today’s technology, participants age 15 to 24 years old,  are invited to produce a three-minute (or less!) video showcasing their take on friendship. Whether narrative or music video, it’s up to them how they can put their imagination into reality.

Interested students can now submit their masterpiece in a brown envelope containing the following requirements:
• Filled-out Submission Form (downloadable at www.storiesoffriendship.com)
• Photocopy of Student ID for SY 2013-2014
• Three (3) DVD copies of the official video entry with a maximum resolution of 1280/720, in video encoding format of MPEG-4/H264, and saved in MP4 video format.

Nicki Minaj joins the cast of THE OTHER WOMAN


Music industry’s most versatile talent, Nicki Minaj stars alongside Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the upcoming estrogen-filled comedy “The Other Woman.”

Minaj’s role channels a very vocal and fashion-forward assistant named Lydia who works for the stunning and tough New York lawyer Carly, played by Diaz whose boyfriend Mark (Waldau) turns out to be a married guy cheating on his wife, Kate (Mann).

Maroon 5's Adam Levine makes movie debut in BEGIN AGAIN


Solar Entertainment Corporation recently announced that Maroon 5's lead vocalist Adam Levine is finally making his movie debut via the film BEGIN AGAIN!

From John Carney, director of the critically-acclaimed movie ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN is a tale of music and love, and a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together.  The film stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, and CeeLo Green.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, a must-see movie for Easter according to US church leaders


"What better way for us to celebrate the Easter season! We're going to tell everyone we know: Go see this movie! Regardless of your religious beliefs, you'll be deeply inspired.” That's the ringing endorsement of renowned Hollywood executive Mark Burnett (TV's “Survivor” and History Channel's “The Bible”) after previewing Columbia Pictures' faith-based drama, “Heaven Is For Real.” "It's is an inspiring film that is a great first step for people who are on the journey, and a great film to foster conversations with unbelievers," concurred Rev.

Samuel Rodriguez, President, The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, “Heaven Is For Real” brings to the screen the true story that has inspired millions across the globe – that of a little boy’s extraordinary, life-changing experience, and his father’s search for the courage and conviction to share his son’s discovery with the world.

Broadway classic ANNIE returns to big screen in 2015


A Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures' comedy, "Annie."

Watch the film's newest trailer here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Due1edr0tx8&feature=youtu.be.

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chase the sun with Wrangler!

Summer is just around the corner. It's time to go out! It's time to explore! It's time to chase the sun!

You’re invited to embark on a journey with Wrangler – from the highest peaks to the freshest waters – it doesn’t really matter where you go, as long as you answer the call of the open road and live life under the sun.

METEOR GARDEN rerun moved to a new timeslot


The hit Asianovela “Meteor Garden” moved to a new timeslot of weekday afternoons at 4:30 PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.

The whole country is hooked again with this Taiwanese series first patronized by many Filipinos ten years ago. In its pilot week telecast, “Meteor Garden” hit a weekly average national TV rating of 17.1% from Mar 31 to Apr 4.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Greg Kinnear tapped to take a father's journey in HEAVEN IS FOR REAL (Opens April 19)


Right from the start, the filmmakers of TriStar Pictures' new mystery drama “Heaven is for Real” knew if they were going to bring the best-seller of the same title to contemporary audiences they would need a crack cast to truly bring the Burpo family's true story and their unusual predicament to life.

Todd Burpo would be especially challenging to cast, as a devoted but down-to-earth family man sent reeling by a riveting mystery when his son begins to talk of his trip to heaven. Director Randall Wallace says that the first name that came to mind was Greg Kinnear. Kinnear came to the fore in a series of sparkling comic roles in “As Good As It Gets” and “Little Miss Sunshine,” went on to portray a wide range of memorable characters and is currently starring as an outspoken lawyer on television’s “Rake.”

MALEFICENT unleashes banners


Two horizontal banners for the fantasy-adventure “Maleficent” have just been revealed by Walt Disney Pictures, fueling more excitement as the film nears its May 28 bow in the Philippines.

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.

Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL opens on April 19


Fox Searchlight Pictures in association with Indian Paintbrush and Studio Babelsberg present, an American Empirical Picture, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” directed and written by Wes Anderson and story by Anderson & Hugo Guinness. The film stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel’s” protagonist named Monsieur Gustave H, the fastidious concierge at the heart of the film, is portrayed by Ralph Fiennes, a two-time Oscar® nominee for “Schindler’s List” and “The English Patient.” Director Wes Anderson says his eighth feature film comes from a mix of inspirations including the pre-code comedies of the 1930’sand the stories and memoirs of Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. Anderson set his tale in a fictional spa town in the imaginary country of alpine Zubrowka, for which he created not only a complete visual aesthetic but also a cohesive 20th Century history mirroring Eastern Europe, with a fascist takeover in the thirties and a Communist period after that –but also a more distant past in the vein of the belle epoque.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Brosnan and Thompson star in THE LOVE PUNCH


It’s a dream team pairing in the upcoming romantic caper, “The Love Punch,” starring ever-sassy Emma Thompson and always-charming Pierce Brosnan as ex-couple who reunite to steal back the money stolen from their retirement fund.

“The Love Punch” sees middle aged and divorced, company owner Richard Jones (Brosnan) looking forward to a worry-free existence as he arrives at his office on his last day of work. Much to his dismay, he discovers that the management buyout of his company was fraudulent. The company is now bankrupt and the employee pension fund - including his own - has been embezzled. Enlisting the help of his ex-wife Kate (Thompson), Richard sets out to track down the shady business man behind this, Vincent Kruger. Before they know it, Richard and Kate are caught up in a cat and mouse caper across Europe in a whirlwind of intrigue, mad chases and jewelry theft during which they rekindle their romance.

Homegrown Olympian Michael Christian Martinez bags gold in Slovenia


Homegrown Olympian Michael Christian Martinez bagged the gold in the recently held Triglav Trophy International Figure Skating Competition in Jesenice, Slovenia. The 18-year old Martinez finished the free skate finals in the Senior Men’s category with a score of 195.13 points, besting Japan, United Kingdom, Korea, Austria and Norway.

“I thank God for this blessing, another gold medal in the senior event. I’m very happy I made it to first place,” Martinez said on his Facebook page.

24 returns to Philippines TV via JackCITY


The Emmy Award-winning franchise 24 returns to Philippine television’s this May 6 on JackCITY with 24:Live Another Day. Following the mission of agent Jack Bauer as played by Kiefer Sutherland, this thrilling 12-episode event series restarts the ticking clock and continues the high-octane saga on location in London. 

Airing the same day as the U.S., Filipino 24 fans will not be left behind on the action with JackCITY airing 24:Live Another Day exclusively via satellite starting May 6 at 1PM with a primetime telecast at 9PM.

The anatomy of shocking viral videos in Nat Geo's SCIENCE OF STUPID


National Geographic Channel takes a funny look at the Internet’s most shocking viral videos in April 2014 when it premieres Science of Stupid, a show that explains why stunts go wrong when amateurs try to copy them. Each episode will examine stunt videos with disastrous endings and explain in scientific terms what factors caused the stunts to fail.

With the boom of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, where people find it easy to post and share interesting information and content, it’s no wonder that some are foolhardy enough to try the crazy stunts that they see professionals do. Such attempts often have catastrophic results—which in turn are posted in the hopes of going viral! Science of Stupid makes sense of this nonsense by showing the necessary setup to make the stunt successful along with what the people in the video did wrong to make things go haywire. It uses visual diagrams to explain the scientific principles applied—or in these cases, not applied—during each attempt.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Warner Bros. launches new trailer of romcom movie BLENDED


Warner Bros. Pictures has just launched a new trailer for its much awaited romantic comedy “Blended” starring the blockbuster love team of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

“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.”

In the film, after a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
“Blended” also stars Joel McHale (NBC’s “Community”) as Lauren’s ex-husband, Mark, and Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as her best friend, Jen; Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”) and Jessica Lowe (funnyordie’s “RobotDown”) as an overly romantic couple also vacationing at the resort; and Terry Crews (“The Expendables 2”) as the resort’s singing host.

Jesse Eisenberg flies again as Blu in RIO 2 (Opens April 9)


The world over witnessed when a Blue Macaw named Blu domestically grew up with his companion Linda who never learned to fly in the global blockbuster “Rio” from Blue Sky Studios. Blu is voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and reprises his voice act in “Rio 2” where we see him comfortably living in the city with his own family within Linda’s home.

 In “Rio 2,” Blu spreads his wings wider, farther and higher as he and his family, along with their friends Luis, Pedro, Nico and Rafael, take a trip into the Amazon. Jewel (Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway) and Blu (Oscar nominated Jesse Eisenberg) are now living happily in Rio, with their three kids. It’s a life that suits the thoroughly domesticated Blu, who only discovered he could actually fly in the first film. He enjoys nothing more than human comforts: TV, iPhones and pancakes for breakfast. Jewel’s heart lies in the wild though. This beautiful and feisty bird feels that Blu and the kids are becoming complacent and accustomed to their human comforts. In her mind, birds are meant to be wild and free.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Catch PBA All-Stars this weekend at the Mall of Asia Arena!


Some of the Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) greatest will play at the Mall of Asia Arena at the annual PBA-All Star Weekend on April 3 – 6, 2014. The weekend will kick-off with challenges where current champions Jonas Villanueva (Air 21), Mark Cardona (Air 21) and Chris Ellis (Barangay Ginebra) will be defending their titles. Highlights of the weekend are Skills Challenge and PBA Greats vs Stalwarts. This will start at 6:30PM on April 4, 2014. The weekend will end with the much anticipated PBA All-Stars vs Gilas Pilipinas game on April 6, 2014, 5:00PM. The weekend will also include basketball clinics, hospital visits, medical visits, meet and greet, referee clinics and coaches clinics in selected SM Supermalls.

National Team Coach Chot Reyes will be leading the Gilas Pilipinas team composed of Jayson Castro, Justin Melton, Gabe Norwood, Ranidel de Ocampo, and Junmar Fajardo. The PBA All-Star team will have a starting line-up of Mark Barocca, James Yap, Chris Ellis, Mac Baracael, and Greg Slaughter.

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