'Miss Saigon' to be Revived in London; Auditions Opens to Pinoy Actors

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'Miss Saigon' to be Revived in London; Audition Opens to Pinoy Actors



Thirteen years after the curtains closed on the West End production of “Miss Saigon”, the heat is on again for producer Cameron Mackintosh, who has decided to revive the famous musical next year in London, where it all began in 1989.

And just like 23 years ago when he discovered Lea Salonga, Monique Wilson, Isay Alvarez, Leo Valdez, Robert Seña and other Filipino actors, Mackintosh will fly again to Manila in search of a fresh batch of “Miss Saigon” cast members for the London show.

Once again, Mackintosh’s partner in this quest is his Philippine representative Dong Alegre, who has announced that auditions will be held at the Philippine Opera Company’s brand-new headquarters, the Opera Haus (3657 Bautista St., Makati City), from November 19 to 27.

’Miss Saigon’s’ executive producer, director, choreographer, and musical director will be flying in from London to hold auditions,” Alegre told broadwayworld.com.

Alegre noted that Mackintosh and his team will hold auditions for the lead role of Kim, originally played by Lea and Monique in London, as well as for ensemble cast members. He will announce other details of the auditions soon.

“Miss Saigon” is a sung-through musical by Claude Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. Based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly, it is about the doomed romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl in 1970s Saigon at the height of the Vietnam War.

Although the London show closed in 1989, “Miss Saigon” has been a fixture on Broadway since 1991 where it is the eleventh-longest running musical in Broadway history.


Showbiz Etc.: Willie Revillame Surprises Joey de Leon with Rolex Watch on His Birthday Celebration at Startalk

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Showbiz Etc.: Willie Revillame Surprises Joey de Leon with Rolex Watch on His Birthday Celebration at Startalk



Wil Time Big Time host Willie Revillame was seen buying rolex watch at Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong on Saturday as his gift for Eat Bulaga! host Joey de Leon during his surprise 66th birthday celebration at Startalk.

"Nagpunta po ako kanina sa Kapuso, sa Startalk, dahil binati ko po ang henyo ng noontime show, ang henyo ng mga nagbibigay ng patawa. Walang iba… Happy birthday, Joey de Leon! Mr. Joey de Leon, Pare, happy birthday sa 'yo!" Willie said in tonight's episode of his TV5 game show.


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Star Cinema’s adult romantic drama movie "The Mistress" starring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo had a 4-week domestic gross of P254.85-M according to Box Office Mojo.

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Superstar Nora Aunor, well-known scriptwriter Chris Martinez and multi-awarded director Brillante Mendoza are Nominated in Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2012.

Aunor is nominated for Best Actress while Mendoza scored a Best Director nomination for the movie "Thy Womb". Martinez, on the other hand, also received a nomination for his screenplay for the 2011 Cinemalaya Best Picture "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank".

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On why he accepted the job of endorsing Bench, Korean superstar Lee Min Ho said, "I feel cool and comfortable in Bench,” he volunteered. It’s very casual, easy on the body."


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Miley Cyrus Tattoo Matches With that of Liam Hemsworth (Photo)

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Miley Cyrus Tattoo Matches With that of Liam Hemsworth (Photo)

 

The "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat" tattoo of Miley Cyrus which was taken from former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt citation has now found its match - from her fiance Liam Hemsworth (shocker!) - which bear the continuation of Roosevelt's 1910 speech that says, "If he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."



 

Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj "Beauty and a Beat" Music Video and Lyrics

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Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj "Beauty and a Beat" Music Video and Lyrics


Justin Bieber has released the music video for his song "Beauty and a Beat" featuring Nicki Minaj from his "Believe" album.




Yeah..
Young Money..
Nicki Minaj
Justin..

Show you off
Tonight I wanna show you off (aye,aye,aye)
What you got
A billion could've never bought (aye,aye,aye)

We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight
I wanna show you all the finer things in life
So just forget about the world, we're young tonight
I'm coming for ya, I'm coming for ya

Cause all..
I need, is a Beauty and a Beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all..
Bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do
Cause..

[Beat break]

Body rock,
Girl, I can feel your body rock (aye,aye,aye)
Take a bow, you on the hottest ticket now (aye,aye,aye)

We gonna party like it's 3012 tonight
I wanna show you all the finer things in life
So just forget about the world, we're young tonight
I'm coming for ya, I'm coming for ya

Cause all..
I need, is a Beauty and a Beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all..
Bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do

[Nicki Minaj]
Uh, Uh
In time, ink lines, b-bitches couldn't get on my incline
World tour, it's mine, ten little letters, on a big sign
Justin.. Bieber, you know Imma hit 'em with the ether
Buns out, weiner, but I gotta keep an eye out for Selena
Beauty, Beauty and the Beast
Beauty from the east, beautiful confessions of the priest
Beast, beauty from the streets, we don't get deceased
Every time a beauty on the beats
(Body rock, girl, I wanna feel your body rock)
(Yeah, Yeah, yeah, Let's go, Let's go!)

Cause all..
I need, is a Beauty and a Beat
Who can make my life complete
It's all..
Bout you, when the music makes you move
Baby do it like you do
Cause...


Sarah Geronimo vs Ate Gay Showdown this Sunday

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Sarah Geronimo vs Ate Gay Showdown this Sunday 



Popstar Sarah Geronimo will once again treat her fans with total entertainment this Sunday (October 14) in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!

Sarah will surprise the TV viewers in another hilarious night as she goes in an exciting adventure as a beautician with comedian Ate Gay in her ‘Sige Go’ segment.

Expect for a ‘magical’ night as the Popstar goes on a dance showdown with “Suddenly It’s Magic” lead star Erich Gonzales and Kapamilya leading lady Empress.

Aside from Erich, Empress, and Ate Gay, watch out also for the return of Kapamilya Rockoustic Heartthrob Sam Milby as the Popstar’s guest co-host; and the back-to-back-to-back duets of Sarah with ‘90s band vocalists Gary Ignacio of Alamid, Jek Gerald Miguel of IAXE, and Jason Singcol of Nexxus.

Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, and co-host Luis Manzano. Don’t miss the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.comor follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.


Filipino-Thai Movie ‘Suddenly It’s Magic’ Sparks Up Cross-Cultural Romance on October 31

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Filipino-Thai Movie ‘Suddenly It’s Magic’ Sparks Up Cross-Cultural Romance on October 31



Star Cinema’s first Filipino-Thai film ‘Suddenly It’s Magic’ topbilled by Thai superstar Mario Maurer and Filipina primetime princess Erich Gonzales is all set to spread romance among Pinoy moviegoers with its approaching release in cinemas nationwide on October 31 (Wednesday).

Led by multi-awarded movie and TV director Rory B. Quintos, the film shares a modern-day fairytale between popular Thai actor Marcus (Mario) and a simple Filipina baker Joey (Erich) who are both in pursuit of their respective happiness.

The movie is really about unconditional love,” explained Direk Rory. “It’s about learning how to let go and set free of the person you love so that he or she could fulfill his or her greatest potential. So when he or she comes back to you, you will really be loved.

Direk Rory revealed that when the concept of “Suddenly It’s Magic” was approved, Mario was asked to choose his leading lady for the film. “They had sent pictures of several Filipino actresses of his generation and Mario was given the chance to choose,” she narrated. “And when I found out that it was Erich, I was really happy because I know how good she is as an actress.” It was reported that Mario chose Erich because of he found her so beautiful, very Filipina-looking, and a talented actress.

The instant chemistry between Mario and Erich was personally witnessed by Direk Rory. “On the first day of shooting, first sequence, first shot, right away kitang-kita ‘yung chemistry,” she said. “Actually, when I had a story conference for both of them, I already saw that there was good chemistry. Bagay na bagay sila! They looked so good together.”

When asked about Mario as an actor, Direk Rory had nothing but good word for the Thai superstar. “What struck me the most was he seemed to be such a nice boy and he is really cute,” shared Direk Rory. “I think women of all generations would appreciate how cute he is and you’ll actually see in his eyes that he is a good person.”

Likewise, the award-winning director adores the film’s leading lady. “I’ve worked with her for almost a year in the TV series ‘Maria la del Barrio’ and we got along very well,” she explained. “Erich is very young and a very good actress. Marami pa siyang magagawa in the future, I have no doubt that in the future she will bring awards at ang layo-layo pa ng mararating niya sa buhay.”

Shot in two major locations namely Ilocos, Philippines and Bangkok, Thailand, “Suddenly It’s Magic” is set to hit theatres nationwide in October 31, 2012.


Suddenly It's Magic - Trailer:


‘Bwakaw’ Now Becomes the Best Contender in Oscars Award 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Category

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‘Bwakaw’ Now Becomes the Best Contender in Oscars Award 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Category



Amongst the 71 films around the world vying for the much-coveted Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language category, Philippine's entry "Bwakaw" starring Eddie Garcia is currently ranking in 6th place according to AwardsCircuit.com.




In addition, "Bwakaw" is also making waves in the ongoing New York Film Festival (NYFF) where it joins the ranks of Romania’s “Beyond the Hills,” an early favorite to win the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category.

Recently, world-leading news magazine TIME, listed "Bwakaw" alongside the films of Ang Lee, Robert Zemeckis and Brian de Palma in the magazine’s "10 Films to Watch" at the New York Film Festival 2012 - the only Asian film to make the prestigious list.

The Cinemalaya Audience Choice and NETPAC awardee chronicles the story of Rene (Eddie Garcia), a grouchy gay man trying to deal with the everyday realities of aging in a small village with his dog “Bwakaw.”
After the New York Film Festival, it is scheduled to be screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival and at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

The film is also in contention to earn a Best Picture nomination in the 2013 Spirit Awards, the Oscars for Indie Films. 


"Peanuts" Movie to Hit Theaters During the 65th Anniversary of the Peanut Comic Strip and the 50th Anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” TV Special

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"Peanuts" Movie to Hit Theaters During the 65th Anniversary of the Peanut Comic Strip and the 50th Anniversary of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” TV Special



Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios have acquired rights to make a feature film based on the late Charles Schulz’s beloved and iconic “Peanuts” franchise.  The agreement is the culmination of over two years of discussions – focused on the film’s creative direction – between the Studio and members of the Schulz family.  The announcement was made by Vanessa Morrison, president of Twentieth Century Fox Animation.

The as yet untitled animated event will be released on November 25, 2015. 2015 will mark the 65th anniversary of the debut of the “Peanuts” comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the landmark television special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Charles Schulz drew the most popular and influential comic strip of all time, which was read everyday by 355 million people in 75 countries. In addition to the famous strip, Peanuts holiday television specials such as “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” have won Emmy’s and continue to be among the highest rated prime time TV specials.

Steve Martino will direct the “Peanuts” feature; previously, he brought to the big screen (with Jimmy Hayward) Fox/Blue Sky’s “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”  and the recent box-office smash “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”  The screenplay is by Craig Schulz and the writing team of Bryan Schulz & Cornelius Uliano.

Commented Vanessa Morrison:  "We are thrilled to partner with the Schulz family and Iconix and honored to bring the Peanuts characters to the big screen. This all started with our love and respect for the work of Charles Schulz. We thank the Schulz family and Iconix for letting Fox and Blue Sky bring his vision to new generations of film goers.”

Craig Schulz, President, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, commented, “We have been working on this project for years. We finally felt the time was right and the technology is where we need it to be to create this film. I am thrilled we will be partnering with Blue Sky/Fox to create a Peanuts movie that is true to the strip and will continue the legacy in honor of my father."

This is a momentous step for the Peanuts brand.  The beloved characters, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the whole gang resonate with multiple generations all over the world,” commented Neil Cole, CEO, Iconix Brand Group. “This film will give us a new medium in which to engage consumers globally and showcase the power of the Peanuts brand,” added Cole.


Kiray Celis and Igi Boy Flores of ‘LUV U’ Named Peace Ambassadors by Malacañan Palace

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Kiray Celis and Igi Boy Flores of ‘LUV U’ Named Peace Ambassadors by Malacañan Palace



“LUV U” stars Kiray Celis and Igi Boy Flores were among the few named by President Benigno Aquino III as Peace Ambassadors of the country for the program, “I Am For Peace” launched recently at the Malacañan Palace.

 “I feel so overwhelmed because I think there are a lot of more prominent artists yet Igi and I were chosen,” said Kiray who plays as Whitney in the hit comedy teen show “LUV U”.

Kapamilya stars Anne Curtis, Gerald Anderson, Megan Young and Christian Bautista were also included in the roster of the new Peace Ambassadors.

As peace ambassadors, will Kiray and Igi find a way to reconcile their warring friends on “LUV U” this Sunday? Basketball team captain JB (Marco Gumabao) will be tasked by their coach to break the news to Boom (CJ Navato) that he’s out of the first five of the LUV U team. Boom will get furious as to why his friend JB didn’t do anything about it. Even their girlfriends Camille (Miles Ocampo) and April (Angeli Gonzales) will be set apart by the issue.

Can the new peace ambassadors help solve this? Find out on “LUV U” this Sunday (October 14) after “ASAP 2012” on ABS-CBN.


First Look: ‘Hitchcock’ Movie Photos

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First Look: ‘Hitchcock’ Movie Photos 



Director Sacha Gervasi brings to life Alfred Hitchcock,  an iconic and beloved filmmaker of all time in “Hitchcock” starring an all-ensemble cast where Anthony Hopkins plays the titular character along with  Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, James D’Arcy and Toni Collette.

 

 
“Hitchcock,”  clearly a movie within a movie buzzes about early for the yearly awaited Oscars – bringing the iconic director’s love story to the fore while filming the classic, seminal horror movie “Psycho.”   Hitchcock’s wife and partner Alma Reville will be played by Helen Mirren.

 

 
A Fox Searchlight Pictures presentation, “Hitchcock” will be released in (Philippines) cinemas on February 6, 2013 by 20th Century Fox thru Warner Bros.


Kapuso Mini Sine "Gustin" Ends this Monday

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Kapuso Mini Sine "Gustin" Ends this Monday



Starting Monday, October 15, GMA airs the fourth and final episode of the 2nd Kapuso Mini Sine "Gustin."

Inspired by true events, Gustin tells of two young boys, who unexpectedly dig up a handbag filled with money, while rummaging through old scrap to find things to sell. One of the boys, Gustin (Denzel Guiao), surrenders the handbag to their local Baranggay Captain (Pen Medina), who then gives back the bag to Gustin, and lets him decide on his fate.

Upon overhearing his parents' conversation, Gustin finally decides on what to do with the handbag. Will he find himself taking the honest path once more, or will his family's financial condition keep him from doing so?

The answer will be revealed in the finale episode of this Kapuso Mine Sine, which will run from Monday to Friday within Kusina Master, Sana ay Ikaw na Nga and Aso ni San Roque on GMA7. It can also be seen on GMA News TV within News to Go, Balitanghali, I JUANder, Tonight with Arnold Clavio, Fashbook, May Tamang Balita and Weekend Getaway.

Gustin is an 8-minute short film conceptualized and produced by GMA's marketing arm, GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc., who was also behind the Busan International Advertising Awards-winning Christmas short film, Hating Kapatid.

A 10-minute extended director's cut of the short film, along with a follow up report on the real Gustin will also air on October 21 on GMA's Sunday Night Box Office.  The first three episodes are also available on GMPI's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/GMAminisine http://www.youtube.com/user/GMAminisine .


User "Numb" Music Video and Lyrics

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User "Numb" Music Video and Lyrics



Usher has just released the video for his new single “Numb” from his "Looking For Myself" album under RCA Records. Watch and sing with Usher below:




They say life is a battlefield
I say bring it on
If you wanna know how I feel
Leave it till it's gone
I'm just saying that what don't kill only makes you stronger
If you don't recognize what is real
Then forever is alone, lone, lone, lone

Time, some things never change here we go again
Feel like i'm losing my mind
Shake it off, then you go I don't care
If it bothers go numb
You never know until you let go
Let's go numb

I can feel you now

Keep on doing the same old thing
And you expecting change
Well is that really insanity
Or just a losers' game
I only trust in the things I feel
Some may say that's strange
You better recognize what is real
Cause forever is alone, lone, lone, lone

Time, some things never change here we go again
Feel like i'm losing my mind
Shake it off, then you go I don't care
If it bothers go numb
You never know until you let go
We all go numb

I can feel you now
I can feel you now
I can feel you now
I can feel you now

But you can't feel it do ya?

Shake it off, then you go I don't care anymore

I can feel you now
I can feel you now
I can feel you now

Can you feel it?


"The Amazing Race Philippines" Premieres October 29 on TV5

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"The Amazing Race Philippines" Premieres October 29 on TV5



TV5 proudly brings the world's biggest adventure and the country's most expensive reality show this year - "The Amazing Race Philippines" to be hosted by hunk actor-sportsman Derek Ramsay,

Take a sneak peak of the show in the teaser plug below::




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Tunay na Buhay of Manilyn Reynes Revealed this Saturday

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Tunay na Buhay of Manilyn Reynes Revealed this Saturday 



In the 90s, she has been dubbed as ‘The Star of the New Decade.’ She is a product of the most successful teen-oriented variety show ‘That’s Entertainment.’ The better half of former actor Aljon Jimenez, she is none other than Manilyn Reynes-Jimenez, or ‘Mane’.

Aside from acting, Mane’s passport to success was also her golden voice. After doing countless movies, tv shows, albums and others, she is now considered one of the most successful artists in the country.

Who is Mane behind the camera? What are her early struggles before she reached stardom? Find out this Saturday on ‘Tunay na Buhay’ with guest host Pia Arcangel, October 13, after 11:00pm on GMA. 


Kiefer Ravena, Ren-Ren Ritualo and Allan Caidic Cover of UAAP Magazine Volume 3

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Kiefer Ravena, Ren-Ren Ritualo and Allan Caidic Cover of UAAP Magazine Volume 3



UAAP Magazine, the official glossy publication of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), releases its third volume this September. In keeping with the “Unbreakable” theme of UAAP Season 75, the magazine honors the league’s finest student athletes from the present and past seasons.

Leading the pack are the three fellows on the cover: Allan Caidic from the University of the East (UE), Ren-ren Ritualo from De La Salle University (DLSU), and Kiefer Ravena from Ateneo de Manila University.

Three-point shooter Allan, now a coach of Ginebra San Miguel, helped give the UE Warriors three UAAP championships from 1982 to 1985. Allan was also chosen as Most Valuable Player during his sophomore year. Ren-ren, also a pure shooter like Allan, led DLSU to four straight wins from 1998 to 2001. This former college hardcourt hero-turned-professional cager is one of only three Green Archers to have his number retired by his Alma Mater. Meanwhile, current sensation Kiefer is touted to be one of the best players that Ateneo has ever produced. The cover story focuses on their challenges and best moments in the UAAP.

The magazine also shows what it’s like to grow up in a basketball-crazy family through anecdotes shared by Freddie, Jason and Joshua Webb, and Alvin, Jeric, and Jeron Teng.

Basketball analyst TJ Manotoc dissects how the entry of foreign players has affected the league while former Smart Gilas Team Captain Chris Tiu gives advice to student-athletes. There is also a detailed look-back at each UAAP school’s victories and notable players in the sport of basketball.

UAAP Magazine introduces the prettiest and most admirable cheer dancers, distinguished football players from the each of the eight schools in the league and other UAAP sports such as swimming, beach volleyball, and badminton.

UAAP Magazine is published by ABS-CBN Publishing and is available at leading bookstores and magazine stands nationwide. For more information, like UAAP Magazine on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UaapMagazine and follow @UAAPMagazine on Twitter.


“The Croods” Trailer Released

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“The Croods” Trailer Released



The international trailer for DreamWorks 3D's latest animation “The Croods” is out. Watch below:  




The Croods” is a prehistoric 3D comedy adventure from DreamWorks Animation to be distributed by 20th Century Fox that takes us back to the beginning of time. In a previously undiscovered era known as the Croodacious – we find the Crood family when Mother Nature was still experimenting and the flora and fauna we know today hasn’t evolved yet is where the story all began.

At the center of this world is the Crood family, led by Grug (voiced by Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage), an over-protective father who, like all dads, is doing all he can to hold his family together at a time when cataclysmic changes are happening. Together with his wife (Catherine Keener), kids (Emma Stone and Clark Duke) and ornery mother-in-law (Cloris Leachman) in tow, Grug guides his family through this spectacular environment, full of amazing creatures, to find a new cave to call home. Along the way, they encounter Guy (Ryan Reynolds), an imaginative and resourceful newcomer who takes risks and wholeheartedly embraces the promise of tomorrow.

Inspired to tell a story of how a family survives during tough times, directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders set the story in a prehistoric frame when they don’t have to worry about bills, but is concerned on how they would adapt to the world changing before their very eyes. “This is the world’s first family road trip,” says De Micco while Sanders shares that “Our cavemen are very gifted, they can run 40 miles an hour, can throw a rock many many miles and very physically capable, but mentally we have a lot of beginner minds.” 

Take a look at the world’s first family – The Croods family photo (from left to right):  




Thunk (Clark Duke): The middle-sibling who stands 6-foot and weighs 9, 320 pounds, and 9 years old who has the best heart and the worst coordination. 

Gran (Cloris Leachman): The ferocious, almost crocodile-type woman and is the main antagonist for Grug’s pater families. Sandy the baby: Who doesn’t speak but more of growls and is one tough kiddie survivor. 

Ugga (Catherine Keener): The open-minded wife of Grug who like moms around the globe tries to keep her family alive and fed all the time. 

Eep (Emma Stone): The adventurous daughter of Grug and Ugga who likes to try new things. 

Grug (Nicolas Cage): He is the animated caveman version of well-meaning but hopelessly outdated dad and leader of the clan. 




Guy (Ryan Reynolds, in a separate photo with his sloth-like pet): A prehistoric revolutionary guy who prefers using his brain and comes up with new ideas with whom Eep falls in love.

“The Croods” will open in cinemas March 30, 2013.


Robin Padilla Talks About How He Almost Succumbed to Smuggling

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Robin Padilla Talks About How He Almost Succumbed to Smuggling



Robin Padilla almost yield in smuggling due to financial problems in the sitcom “Toda Max” this Saturday (October 13).

But honesty and integrity prevailed in Binoe’s character, Tol. “Even though we’re facing financial crises, we shouldn’t resort to doing immoral acts. Honesty is still the best policy,” said Binoe.

In the sitcom, Tol was offered a promotion as a purchasing officer at the automobile repair shop where he works if he will agree to smuggle fake automobile parts. Tol informed his boss that he will think about it.
Meanwhile, Lady G (Pokwang) will force Tol’s cousin Justin (Vhong Navarro) to pay up all his debts and to be able to do so, Justin will accept boarders. Tol will disagree at first but because of their financial need, he will be left with no choice. This decision however, will spark conflict between them and their girlfriends Isabel (Angel Locsin) and Joy (Cristine Reyes).

Why do the girls hate Justin’s borders? And what will happen to Tol if he decides not to accept his boss’ offer? Find out in “Toda Max” this Saturday (October 13).

Charming Short Film “Paperman” Plays with “Wreck-It Ralph”

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Charming Short Film “Paperman” Plays with “Wreck-It Ralph”



Introducing a groundbreaking hybrid approach that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with “Paperman,” a new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios that debuts this November with the Disney feature “Wreck-It Ralph.”

Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man (George) in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman (Meg) on his morning commute. Convinced that the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.




“Paperman” was produced by Kristina Reed (a key player in production and development at Disney Animation since 2008), and created by a small, innovative team working at Walt Disney Animation Studios. It pushes the animation medium in an exciting new direction, and is a bold experiment in bringing the organic, expressive and artistic qualities of traditional hand-drawn, Disney animation to the cutting-edge look and limitless possibilities of the CG world. Jeff Turley served as the film’s art director. Emmy® Award-winning composer Christophe Beck (“The Hangover,” Disney’s “The Muppets” and “Under the Tuscan Sun”) adds to the film’s uplifting mood and appeal with his soaring score.

Helping to give “Paperman” its unique look and style are the contributions of a department the Studio dubbed Final Line. This small team of traditional 2D animators used a proprietary drawing software tool called Meander to create a layer of expressive hand-drawn lines and paint strokes that “stick” to a foundation layer of carefully prepared CG animation in a completely new way, respecting the flatness of the drawn line and using techniques specifically developed for the project. The result is an extraordinary blend of the two animation mediums that is a perfect match for the story and character needs of “Paperman.”
“‘Paperman’ is definitely an attempt to do something different in animation,” says Reed. “John and I both felt that so many CG films today are striving for photorealism - we believe there is a whole different visual frontier that should be explored. We wanted ‘Paperman’ to put something on the table in that direction, and we’re hoping that Disney and other studios and artists will continue the conversation about how different animation can look. It’s virtually limitless.

John and I both come from CG backgrounds,” continues Reed. “When we came to Disney, we discovered the power of the line, its expressiveness and what our great 2D line artists can do. It inspired us to think about where could go with this.”

“Paperman” had its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France on June 4, where it received a resounding reception from animators and critics from around the world. It went on to further acclaim with its North American premiere two weeks later at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Watch “Paperman” in Philippine cinemas as it precedes all theatrical screenings of “Wreck-It Ralph” starting November 1.




From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes "Wreck-It Ralph," a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day - but can he do it in time?


Artista Academy Top 6 Battle to Earn a Slot in the Grand Finals this Saturday

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Artista Academy Top 6 Battle to Earn a Slot in the Grand Finals this Saturday 



As the Grand Awards Night of TV5’s grandest artista search nears, the final six contenders to the P20 Million total prizes face tougher challenges to prove themselves worthy of Artista Academy’s Best Actor and Best Actress titles.

This Saturday, October 13, the Artista Academy Honors’ List of 6 will take on the challenge to “outshine” their fellow finalists. They will have a dance showdown wherein they will each have celebrity partners. Mark Neumann will be dancing with Aira of Sexbomb, Vin Abrenica with Myka of Sexbomb, Akihiro Blanco with Philippine All Stars, Chanel Morales with AJ Muhlach, Shaira Mae with Edgar Allan Guzman, and Sophie Albert with AJ Muhlach.

The Live Exam will also showcase two short films helmed by Artista Academy’s resident critic and director Mac Alejandre. The girls will star in one short film with acclaimed actor John Arcilla while the boys will be acting with Jenny Miller in another short film. For their singing challenge, the Final 6 will be performing OPM kilig duets.

Every grade counts for each of the Artista Academy final 6, and they know that their Live Exam scores will have great bearing on their chances of winning the coveted Best Actor and Best Actress awards.

The Artista Academy Grand Awards Night will happen on October 27 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. For information on how to get free tickets to the star-studded event, visit the TV5 website at www.tv5.com.ph.

Artista Academy’s Live Exam airs this Saturday at 8:30 p.m.


“Django Unchained” New Trailer Released

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“Django Unchained” New Trailer Released



The new trailer of Columbia Pictures' upcoming action thriller “Django Unchained” is here. Watch below:




Due to open in the Philippines early next year, “Django Unchained” is the latest masterwork from Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington.

Set in the American South two years before the Civil War, the film revolves around Django (Foxx), a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

“Django Unchained” will be released in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit www.columbiapictures.com.ph to see the latest trailers, get free downloads and play free movie games. 


Dingdong Dantes Becomes a DJ for a Day

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Dingdong Dantes Becomes a DJ for a Day


Last Tuesday, October 9, kapuso leading man and lead star of the much talked-about horror film “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles” – Dingdong Dantes – dropped by the studios of GMA’s flagship radio stations -  DZBB AM and Barangay LS 97.1 FM -  to promote his film. 





GMA Films is one of the five producers of “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles.” The Erik Matti movie will hit theaters beginning Wednesday, October 17.

2012's Best New Drama Series "Last Resort" Airs on AXN This October

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2012's Best New Drama Series "Last Resort" Airs on AXN This October



Picture this: political intrigue, nuclear missiles and Navy seals gone rogue. Sounds like something out of a Tom Clancy plot? This is Last Resort, hailed by critics to be the best new show of the fall, which premiered on AXN within the same week of the US telecast last October 1, 2012 every Monday at 10PM. Helmed by The Shield’s Shawn Ryan, Trepass’ Karl Gajdusek as showrunners and Casino Royale’s Martin Campbell as director, there is little doubt to be had when told that the series will be ‘unlike anything else on TV, unlike anything you have seen on TV before’.

Undeniably, Last Resort has the marks of a cinematic production – top-dollar special effects as executive producer Ryan will reveal; and a solid cast of talents from the Emmy-winning Andre Braugher (Men Of A Certain Age, Homicide: Life on the Street), Scott Speedman (Felicity, Underworld) and Daisy Betts (Persons Unknown, Shutter), to Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Unit).

Although Last Resort is filmed in Hawaii, there is nary an idyllic moment in the compelling pilot. From the onset, viewers are thrust headlong into the world of the most powerful nuclear submarine ever built, the U.S.S Colorado. As the captain, Braugher’s Marcus Chaplin cuts a commanding figure, but his authority was unceremoniously revoked when he made the choice to question a dubious order to fire nuclear weapons at Pakistan, received over a communication channel designed to be used only if the US homeland had been wiped out. Speedman’s XO Sam Kendal steps in as second-in-command, and when he stood by his captain’s decision, the patriotic crew of the Colorado find themselves fired upon by their own country. With nowhere to run to, the crew seeks refuge on an island and meanwhile, takes over a NATO outpost and declares war on the US.

While the pilot is guaranteed to keep one on the edge of the seat, the show also has a lot of heart in its poignant moments - the lighthearted and the heart-tugging. When the crew breaks into song and dance – a tradition when they cross the equator - even the solemn-faced Lieutenant Grace Shepard (Daisy Betts) joins in with a grin. As the daughter of an admiral, Shepard has an upstream struggle to gain her colleagues’ respect due to her father’s rank and her gender. We see the father-daughter relationship play out when Shepard tries to relate the truth of the situation to her tearful father, but the Secret Service steps in to cut off all communications. Equally heart-tugging is Kendal’s effort to reach out to his wife Christine (Jessy Schram, Falling Skies), imploring for her belief in him despite all that she would hear, with the knowledge that this might be the very last time they would ever speak.

As expected, life on the island is not a bed of roses. The crew is faced with three threats; firstly from the US government who would definitely seek retaliation after Captain Chaplin has declared war, secondly, the island is not without dangers especially with locals unhappy with their intrusion and lastly, the internal threats might prove to be the most lethal. While some of the crew will be on the same side with Chaplin and Kendall, there are bound to be many others like Master Chief Joseph Prosser (Robert Patrick), who, earlier, has openly given them flak on not following government orders. From the initial 150 headcount at the beginning of the pilot, the crew is whittled down to 130 at the end. How many more would they lose?

Perhaps executive producer Gajdusek sums it up right – ‘We’re not a political thriller. We are an epic story.’ 

You have been warned




In the Philippines, Last Resort airs every Monday at 10pm. First and Exclusively on AXN


Enchanted Garden Stars Lead Tree Planting in Bataan with Alagang Kapatid Foundation and DENR

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Enchanted Garden Stars Lead Tree Planting in Bataan with Alagang Kapatid Foundation and DENR
 


TV5’s first eco-fantasya Enchanted Garden continues to impart the network’s thrust of environmental responsibility and sustainable development. 

It recently partnered with Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for a tree-planting project held at Roosevelt National Park, Dinalupihan, Bataan. Six hundred seedlings were provided by Alagang Kapatid Foundation Inc. and DENR for the said activity, which involved Enchanted Garden’s stars, DENR and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) employees and Dinalupihan-based student-volunteers.

After the activity, participants visited the Enchanted Garden set which is also located in Roosevelt National Park. Enchanted Garden airs on TV5 every weeknight at 6:30PM before Wil Time Bigtime. Viewers can also catch up with past episodes during the Sunday marathon starting at 10:30AM.

Showbiz Etc.: Coco Martin and Marian Rivera Movie ‘Maybe This Time’ Showing Soon

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Showbiz Etc.: Coco Martin and Marian Rivera Movie ‘Maybe This Time’ Showing Soon



Regal Entertainment, through its Twitter account (@RegalFilms) will push through, as earlier reported, with the much-talked about movie of Philippine TV's Primetime King and Queen Coco Martin and Marian Rivera titled "Maybe This Time". Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes, the movie will be shown on 1Q 2013.





Former Bb. Pilipinas Universe Dindo Gallardo (Joanna Gallardo-Mills) filed a lawsuit against her former boss, comic-book writer and film director Frank Miller (Ronin, Daredevil, The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City, 300) and his girlfriend Kimberly Cox of racial discrimination, retaliation, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

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"This Guy's In Love With You Pare" starring Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano and Vice Ganda earns P23-M on its opening day according to Star Cinema Advertising and Promotions Manager Mico del Rosario.

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The whole cast of Walang Hanggang will have a grand fans day-cum thanksgiving to its loyal fans called "Ang Walang Hanggang Pasasalamat ng Walang Hanggan" at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on October 21 - 5 days before its grand finale.


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Mario Maurer's ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ Tagalized Version Re-Airs this Sunday on ABS-CBN

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Mario Maurer's ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ Tagalized Version Re-Airs this Sunday on ABS-CBN



Due to insistent public demand, ABS-CBN will re-air “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” the hit Thai movie that paved the way for Thai superstar Mario Maurer to capture the hearts of Filipinos. 

It will be shown on Sunday’s Best, after “Gandang Gabi Vice.” The film follows the journey of Shone (Mario), a campus heartthrob who became the first and greatest love of an ordinary school girl. 

Aside from the re-run of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Mario is set to give his fans a bigger treat with the nationwide release of his highly anticipated first Filipino-Thai film from Star Cinema, “Suddenly It’s Magic,” where he is co-starred with Kapamilya actress Erich Gonzales. Under the direction of Rory B. Quintos, “Suddenly It’s Magic” is feel-good new-age fairytale of a Thai superstar named Marcus (Mario) and a romantically jaded Filipina baker Joey (Erich), who are both bound to spark ‘magic’ in each other’s lives. 

Don’t miss the re-run of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” this Sunday (October 14) on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best, after “Gandang Gabi Vice.” Also watch out for the nationwide release of “Suddenly It’s Magic” on October 31. 

For more updates about “Suddenly It’s Magic,” simply visit www.StarCinema.com.ph, http://facebook.com/StarCinema and http://twitter.com/StarCinema.


"Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles" Set to Elevate Pinoy Horror Movie into a Hollywood-like Production

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"Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles" Set to Elevate Pinoy Horror Movie into a Hollywood-like Production



Filmmaking is about taking risks, says Erik Matti, writer and director of the biggest horror adventure of 2012, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles. What else would you call the movie’s astronomical budget, the decision to shoot it entirely on green screen and have a bad boy character as the film’s main protagonist?
The concept immediately appealed to lead actor Dingdong Dantes who is playing against type in this project. “Collaborating with Erik Matti and executive producer Dondon Monteverde allowed me to break out of the stereotype of my roles on TV and in the movies.”

Dingdong plays Makoy, a devil-may-care guy who finds himself trapped in a situation that no person in his right mind would wish upon himself. When he comes to the province to reconcile with his estranged girlfriend Sonia (Lovi Poe), who is heavy with their firstborn, Dingdong’s character must device a way to keep his loved ones from safe and alive from an army of aswangs. “It is such an ambitious project and I am happy that I accepted it,” shares Lovi.



LJ Reyes who won raves as the town whore in this year’s Cinemalaya entry Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino, takes on the role of an aswang in Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles. “Direk Erik is a very brilliant director. He has an amazing mind. And very funny, too. The set never felt like a workplace.”

From the get-go, the concept was clear-headed. Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles was designed as a siege film. “It was about a group of people with their own dynamics, trapped in one setting with the danger constantly hounding them outside of that setting,” shares Direk Erik.

A co-production venture of Reality Entertainment, Agostodos Pictures, Reality Entertainment’s sister companies and post-production arms PostManila and Mothership, and GMA Films, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles was not an easy endeavor to undertake. 

We were challenged because the movie was going to be shot entirely on green screen, the first time it’s being done in the Philippines,” says Dondon Monteverde.






Post-production work proved to be tougher. Monteverde says that they made the right decision to bide their time. “We wanted to make sure that we did things right especially in post production. We thought that the hard part of it was during the principal shoot but we realized that the post production stage was even harder because of the complexity we put in CG (computer graphics) and in the grading stage of the film.

The makers of Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles also insisted on giving the aswang experience a completely Pinoy flavor. Relates Dave Yu, visual effects director: “We wanted a different take on the aswang designs and stay away from what has been done before especially in Western movies. We don’t want our creatures to look like werewolves or vampires.”

The film’s production designer Peter Collias who has worked on Hollywood productions like The Matrix, Moulin Rouge, Dark City, 10,000 BC and Ghost Rider believes that everyone involved in this landmark horror movie deserves a pat on the back. “We have fused great live action in a beautifully fabricated environment. We have managed to create strange and wonderful backdrops for the story to take place in. I also feel the relentless attention to detail regarding the modeling, texture and animating of the creatures will set a new benchmark for monsters design in the Philippines.”

All things considered, Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles strengthens the long-held belief in the ingenuity and creativeness of Filipino artists.

The effort of creating a digital world from scratch, the amazing creatures and the cohesion between live animation and CG will set this film apart from others of its kind.” 

Go see Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles when it opens in a theater near you on October 17. For more information on the movie, check out its website at www.theaswangchronicles.com, http://www.facebook.com/theaswangchronicles, twitter.com/TIKTIKOct17.


First Look: “A Good Day to Die Hard” Movie Photo

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First Look: “A Good Day to Die Hard” Movie Photo



Since the first "Die Hard" in 1988, Bruce Willis’ John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. 

In the latest action-packed installment “A Good Day to Die Hard” set to hit cinemas on February 2013, McClane goes international and faces his greatest challenge ever.  When his estranged son Jack played by Jai Courtney is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader.  Despite their differences, father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.

“A Good Day To Die Hard” is a 20th Century Fox presentation to be distributed by Warner Bros. in (Phils.) cinemas. 


Major Secrets Revealed in "Third Eye" Two-Part Season Break Episodes

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Major Secrets Revealed in "Third Eye" Two-Part Season Break Episodes


 
TV5’s hit supernatural series Third Eye is about to end its first season. But before the series moves on to its new chapter, fans of the show should ready themselves for a twist that will surely push them to the edge of their seats. The series headlined by Eula Caballero, Lorna Tolentino, and Eddie Garcia thrilled audiences with its unique take on Philippine folklore and its roster of exciting guests stars that include JC de Vera, Ritz Azul, and the Superstar herself Nora Aunor. This Sunday, October 14, major secrets will be uncovered in the first of a two-episode special that must not be missed.  



 

Since her third eye was reopened, Cassandra (played by TV5 Princess Eula Caballero) endured many struggles to find boyfriend Adrian (Victor Silayan). Believing Adrian was taken by supernatural beings, Cassandra asked the help of maligno expert Jana Alcuaz (Lorna Tolentino) and her grandfather Lolo Gimo (Eddie Garcia). All the hardships will finally pay off with Adrian’s pending return. But it’s no sweet reunion for the star-crossed couple as Adrian brings a shocking revelation that will jeopardize everything Cassandra has fought for. In the end, Cassandra will be faced with the biggest and hardest challenge of her life - to save herself or save the man she loves. 

Catch the thrilling first episode of Third Eye’s special two-part season break this Sunday, October 14, and the explosive ending on October 21, 9:30 PM only on TV5.


Radio DJ "Papa Jack" and Rachelle Ann Go, Together?

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Radio DJ "Papa Jack" and Rachelle Ann Go, Together?



Famous radio DJ Papa Jack and singer Rachelle Ann Go were caught on cam together. But ooppsss...before you think otherwise, their previous sighting was just part of this Friday's episode of GMA News TV'sinfotainment talk show "MARS" hosted by celebrity moms Camille Prats and Suzi Entrata-Abrera.

Kaya mo bang aminin sa ex mo na siya ang "the one that got away"?

This is the one million dollar question that the two will try to answer this Friday during their guesting in "MARS".

Papa Jack is known for being witty while at the same time frank in giving pieces of advice to his problem-ridden listeners. Will he be able to follow his own advice?  Meanwhile, Rachelle Ann Go chips into the discussion with lessons she had learned from her personal experience in her past relationships. Hmm. Interesting.

Also, kapuso primetime royalty and star of the much-talked about horror film, "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles," Dingdong Dantes drops by MARS to promote his film and to try "flair bar tending," an exhibition done by bar tenders to entertain guests.  Will Dingdong, Rachelle Ann, Papa Jack and the hosts be able to get the hang of its tricky trick?




Meanwhile, Papa Jack, Rachelle Anne and the hosts will join Naomi, a member of the Philippine All Stars dance troupe, in demonstrating a couple of reggae moves that might just help you get rid of the "flab."

Don't miss this episode of "MARS" airing this Friday, 6:00pm on GMA News TV Channel 11.




"MARS" airs weeknights, 6:00pm on GMA News TV Channel 11.  For updates on the show, check out its fan page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/marsnewstv/ or follow GMA Network on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/gmanetwork) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/gmanetwork)


When the Game's Over, Adventure Begins in “Wreck-It Ralph”

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When the Game's Over, Adventure Begins in “Wreck-It Ralph”



From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes "Wreck-It Ralph," a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day - but can he do it in time?

When Rich Moore joined Walt Disney Animation Studios and began developing “Wreck-It Ralph,” he had a big problem. “Arcade-game characters have no free will,” he says. “They’re programmed to do one thing day in and day out - they don’t have a choice in the matter. I thought, ‘That’s boring.’”

Or is it?

I realized it’s actually a great conflict,” says the director. “Within this world, there are strict rules: you do one job and one job only. What if there was a character who didn’t like his job?

At nine feet tall and 643 pounds, Ralph is certainly a force to be… well, wreck-oned with. He’s a massive guy charged with wrecking the apartment building in a place called Niceland. Much to Ralph’s dismay, a spry sport named Fix-It Felix Jr. is called on to fix the building and save the day with his magic hammer, earning cheers, accolades and a fancy gold medal from the Nicelanders.

Ralph is the bad guy in an old 1980s arcade game who’s wondering - after 30 years of playing his assigned role - ‘Is this it?’” says Moore. “So, like a lot of us, he tries to solve an internal problem with an external solution: he’s going to try to win a medal - if he could win just one, he thinks he’ll earn the kind of love and respect Felix gets.”

So Ralph embarks on this journey across the arcade to try to earn that medal,” says producer Clark Spencer. “Of course, the real journey is for him - and everyone else - to realize that while he’s programmed to be one thing, it doesn’t mean that’s what he is on the inside.”

Ralph’s quest will take him from his home in the game Fix-It Felix Jr. into the vast worlds the arcade has to offer. “We jump from Ralph’s very simple 8-bit world to Hero’s Duty,” says Spencer. “Hero’s Duty is a modern, first-person shooter game - it’s brand new, the best game in the arcade, the most advanced game out there. In this game, Sergeant Calhoun heads up a platoon of soldiers fighting off Cy-Bugs that are annihilating the universe. It’s very intense.

His efforts going awry, Ralph finds himself jetting from the tough world of Hero’s Duty to something a little sweeter - literally. “Sugar Rush is a 1990s cart-racing game set in a world that’s made entirely out of candy,” says Moore. “So this world is more whimsical. It’s got a classic Disney feel mixed with an anime influence.”

But while it has a sweet veneer,” adds Spencer, “there’s a dark side to Sugar Rush.”

A good movie makes the audience feel like they’ve journeyed with the characters,” says Moore. “I think the audience will expect comedy and action. They’ll expect the state-of-the-art animation and spectacle that still blows me away. But I think they’ll be surprised by how much heart the movie has and how much they’re going to love these characters.




Opening across the Philippines in November 01 in Disney Digital 3D and regular theaters, “Wreck-It Ralph” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Kimpoy Feliciano Debut Single "Ikaw Lang" Out on October 11

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Kimpoy Feliciano Debut Single "Ikaw Lang" Out on October 11
 


Online personality Kimpoy Feliciano acknowledges how his followers on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr have paved the way for him to be part of groundbreaking projects. His debut single Ikaw Lang is a proof of his gratitude to all the friends, who have supported him all these years.

The single will be available for download this Friday, October 12 at www.mymusicstore.com.ph and Itunes.

Produced by platinum producer Ito Rapadas, Kimpoy’s rendition of Ikaw Lang is a sincere, straightforward take on the Chad Borja hit.

I am in awe. I can’t believe it,” said Kimpoy when asked how he felt when he heard the single. “Nakakatuwa. Hanggang ngayon, hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala na may single na ako at lalabas na rin ang album.”

Kimpoy adds how thankful he is to Universal Records and Orion Entertainment for believing in his talents and producing the album. He also wants to give special shoutout to his producer Ito Rapadas for guiding him throughout the whole recording process.

When I started recording, I was really nervous, pero buti nalang mabait at magaling si Sir Ito,” shared Kimpoy. “Pinaganda talaga namin ang Ikaw Lang at ang buong album na lalabas next month, so sana talaga ma-enjoy ng lahat kasi masayang-masaya din kami, lalo na ako, nung ginawa namin ang album.”

When he announced on Tuesday that Ikaw Lang will be available this Friday,#IkawLangByKimpoy peaked at the 3rd spot on the Twitter Trending List.

Kimpoy is being managed by Orion Entertainment. For inquiries and bookings, please call 0916-4140358 or email olrac1023@gmail.com.


Nicole Kidman's "Stoker" Movie Trailer Released

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Nicole Kidman's "Stoker" Movie Trailer Released



In the most anticipated thriller “Stoker” starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Dermot Mulroney and Matthew Goode, a girl named India Stoker treads on perilous grounds as she gets infatuated with a man whom she barely knows.

Directed by Chan-Wook Park (known for his works “Old Boy” and “Vengeance Trilogy”) and in a script written by Wentworth Miller (best known for his ‘Prison Break’ role), Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska lead to unfold a thrilling secret in “Stoker” where a man who claims to be a relative suddenly moves and lives with them after the unexpected death in the family. India Stoker (Wasikowska) is left with her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Kidman) when her father and best friend Richard (Mulroney) died in a car accident. Unconsciously, the misery within her is slowly being replaced by an increased infatuation to a man who claims to be her Uncle Charlie (Goode). When Charlie moves in to live with them, she felt the void left by her father has finally been filled by her uncle only to realize that the man they treated as family may have a hideous motives in the end.
 
Stoker - Trailer:



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