Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
The essence of a woman exists not in her form, but in the depths of her shadows and light. This woman, equally complex, fascinates. Such is the duality of our muse, Georgina Wilson, who shifts roles of wife/soon-to-be-mother/fashionista, yet keeps much of her identity intact.
You missed this 'Till I Met You episode on Tuesday night, when James Reid and Nadine Lustre not just kissed but had their first love scene on TV, inside a car-ala-Titanic? Watch it here:
Things just got even hotter between the rising loveteam McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson, fondly called McLisse, when the two went out on a surprise date in McDonald’s after they attended a high-profile suit and tie event last Saturday night. Fans were thrilled when McCoy shared the good news on his Twitter account that the night was not yet over as Elisse had agreed to an after-party date with him. The glammed-up pair was then spotted inside McDonald’s Makati Cinema Square, standing in line at the counter for their midnight McSpicy meals.
Through a team-up with McDonald’s, McLisse gave fans the chance to be a part of the date in the almost 15-minute Facebook Live session. Over 15,000 viewers tuned in to the video aired on McDonald’s Facebook page, where they cozied up and shared their first impressions with each other, revealed each other’s favorite traits, and recalled the night’s exciting moments, all while munching on their McSpicy and fries. Seeing the two in this surprise session was definitely worth giving up a few minutes of sleep for.
Here are some of their dates’ most kilig-worthy moments:
Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Join Forces to Bring Philippine Pride in the First Back-To-Back Boxing Fight
Meantime, Donaire (37-3, 24 knock outs) stands to face his toughest match ever against undefeated Magdaleno who has 23 wins, 0 losses and 17 KOs under his belt.
Your favorite intergalactic misfits line up for a fresh look at Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" with the unveiling of a teaser trailer which may be viewed at http://youtu.be/2WhQcK-Zaok.
From director and screenwriter James Gunn himself: “So the first Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer will be coming in not too long, but we know how thirsty you guys are for a glimpse - so we put together this special sneak peak at #GotGVol2 for you.”
The gang's back together in a new poster as well, with Yondu and Nebula joining Quill, Gamora, and Drax, offering a tease of the mischief and mayhem our heroes have in store for us next year.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn. The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana as Gamora; Dave Bautista as Drax; Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket; Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot; Michael Rooker as Yondu; Karen Gillan as Nebula; and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Opening across the Philippine on April 26, 2017, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people.
“Moana is the 16-year-old daughter of the chief of Motunui,” says director Ron Clements. “She’s athletic, nimble, compassionate and incredibly smart. She has a never-say-die attitude and a profound connection to the ocean.”
“So it’s troubling to her, to say the least, that her people don’t go beyond the reef surrounding their island,” adds director John Musker. “They stay within the confines of that reef, and Moana doesn’t really understand why.”
The story is inspired in part by the oral histories of the people and cultures of Oceania. Three thousand years ago, Polynesian voyagers, the greatest navigators in the world, voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering thousands of islands. But then, according to scholars, for approximately a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. “Navigation is such a big part of Pacific culture,” says Musker. “The ancient Polynesians found their way across the seas without the use of modern instruments, using their knowledge of nature, the stars, the waves and the currents.”
Adds Clements, “We heard many times that the ocean doesn’t separate the islands, it connects them. Voyaging is a real source of pride for Pacific Islanders, a part of their identity. They were, and continue to be, some of the greatest explorers of all time. What they did was quite sophisticated, borderline miraculous.”
There are many theories, but no one is certain, about what may have led to this 1,000-year gap in exploration; this sparked the filmmakers’ imaginations. Says Musker, “In our story, our heroine, Moana, is at the heart of the rebirth of wayfinding.”
During her journey, Moana meets the mighty demigod Maui, a larger-than-life character who was inspired by multitudes of varied tales and legends about him throughout the Oceania region. Says Musker, “We were fascinated by the stories we read, the tales told to us by experts in the region. Maui was larger-than-life, a trickster and a shapeshifter. He could pull up whole islands from the sea with his fishhook; he had the power to slow down the sun. He is an incredible figure.”
Maui, who’s on his own journey of self-discovery, reluctantly guides Moana in her quest to become a master wayfinder and save her people. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
“It’s a story that takes place many, many years ago, but with a contemporary feel,” says producer Osnat Shurer. “Our hope as filmmakers has been to create a universal story that is also an homage to the beautiful people of the Pacific Islands who inspired us along this journey.”
Filmmakers cast newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of Moana, and Dwayne Johnson lends his voice to demigod Maui. The voice cast also includes Jemaine Clement as Tamatoa, a self-absorbed, 50-foot crab ; Rachel House as Moana’s trusted Gramma Tala; Temuera Morrison as Moana’s no-nonsense father, Chief Tui; Alan Tudyk as the voice of dumb rooster Heihei; and Nicole Scherzinger voices Moana’s playful and strong-willed mother, Sina.
Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” “The Princess & the Frog,” and produced by Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” features music from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning “Hamilton”), Grammy®-winning composer Mark Mancina (“Tarzan” “The Lion King”) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the world music award-winning band Te Vaka).
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 56th animated feature “Moana” sails into Philippine theaters on November 30, 2016.
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"The undead are born again… A first-rate zombie apocalypse film!" screams The Irish Times.
"A brilliant portrayal of the chaos that engulfs the world," declares the Times of India.
"Train to Busan is the highest-grossing Korean film in Hong Kong box office history!" announces the South China Morning Post.
"It's a view of flesh-eating Armageddon from the first class windows of a speeding train," describes FILMINK Australia.
"Yeon Sang-ho's Train to Busan is the best fast-zombie picture since the Dawn of the Deadremake. It's also an awful lot of fun!" claimsNOW Toronto.
"Train to Busan terrifies… there's a shifting and pervading feeling of inescapable phobias merging with every zombie attack," says theInquirer.net.
"The action scenes are incredible – straight out of a video game – and there's palpable tension in every scene. This is the film World War Zcould have been," claims StarBurst Magazine, the world's largest magazine of cult entertainment.
"In the manner of the most enjoyable horror pictures, every time you think things can't get worse… they do," warns the Miami Herald.
"Really, the result is first class throughout," says Entertainment Weekly.
"95% on the Tomatometer." –RottenTomatoes.com
Asian Content and Talents On the Rise
Come November 4, Tuesday, filmgoers and horror-thriller-suspense fans in the U.S. will get the chance to watch in top select theaters the movie that Sony and Fox in Hollywood and Gaumont, Canal Plus and EuropaCorp in Europe are reportedly engaged in a bidding war for to remake the film. This is made possible by the first-time collaboration of Well Go USA Entertainment, TFC@theMovies and Myx TV.
As of October 23, Box Office Mojo has reported box office gross of about US$88 million worldwide for Train to Busan. Rumors of a sequel are already ongoing.
When it premiered at Cannes, highly impressed moviegoers immediately said that Train to Busan is much more than just zombies on a train. Many pointed out that it was a social and political commentary on the contagious greed that pervades modern society versus the kindness of a few remaining souls in humanity. This is among the reasons why the movie connected so well with a large international audience.
As Emily Browne of MoviePilot.com wrote: "This is especially poignant after S. Korea faced a national tragedy in 2014, when 300 teenagers drowned after a ferry overturned in the sea. Investigators discovered that the ferry had been overloaded by its corporate owners to save money, while the captain and crew escaped to safety. Initially the media reported that everyone survived the disaster, because the government told them to. This dark moment in Korea's recent history heavily influenced the movie's plot, and inserted depth into the done-to-death zombie genre."
Also praised was the acting of the cast. Train to Busan not only caught the attention of mainstream Hollywood as a film but it also cast a spotlight on its actors and their performances. Now, it was reported that some of the cast members have received proposals and casting calls from major Hollywood studios.
But the biggest kudos have to go to its director,Yeon Sang-Ho, who also wrote Train to Busan. At a time when South Korean TV and genre cinema are as vibrant as ever, one can count by one hand how many have ventured into zombie movies. Considering that Yeon Sang-Ho'sbackground is animated films, his first daring attempt at live action film via Train to Busanis not only an Asian cinematic and box office triumph but a testament to shining Asian talent with exceptional directorial and writing skills and an ambitious, courageous, socially conscious vision for the industry.
If audiences are looking for a Halloween film that is the real deal, with all the chills and thrills, and literally, the wildest, scariest ride with a soul at the theaters starting November 4, their strongest bet this year - hands down – is Train to Busan… speeding towards a theater near you.
For the theater list, visit www.tfc-usa.com/ttb
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are dressed to kill in the international poster of Paramount Pictures' Allied, the World War II romantic thriller from Oscar-winning director, Robert Zemeckis.
Written by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”), the film stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Kaplan and Matthew Goode.
“Allied” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
Distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures, “Allied” opens nationwide on November 23.
Kristoffer Martin and Joyce Ching in their Biggest, Daring Role Yet via GMA-7's Afternoon Soap HAHAMAKIN ANG LAHAT
Starting October 31, televiewers are about to see a whole new actors in Kapuso young stars Kristoffer Martin and Joyce Ching as they take on their most challenging, daring role shedding their teenybopper image in GMA Network's latest afternoon soap HAHAMAKIN ANG LAHAT.
"First time po namin parehong mag sexy sa isang project. May mga kissing scenes po kame dito bukod pa po sa nag two-piece bikini ako at nag-trunks naman po si Kristoffer dun sa swimming pool scene namin." Joyce said during the presscon held at GMA Network Building on October 25.
"Medyo mabibigat po yung mga eksena namin dito. Kase yung role namin talagang matured na. Hinde na ito yung katulad ng mga past soap namin na medyo pa-cute pa. Dito talaga kailangan naming mag-level up na bumagay sa mga roles namin," Kristoffer added.
Hahamakin ang Lahat revolves around the repeating fates of a mother and her child who both had to bear the agony of not being able to be with the man they truly love because of the struggles and conflicts they encounter in winning the approval of their family.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Our very own Kylie Versoza made to it Top 15 of Miss International 2016 happening now at Tokyo Dome in Japan.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Here is the complete list of winners in Miss Grand International 2016 held Tuesday night (Wednesday morning in Manila) at Westgate International Theater in Las Vegas, USA.
Miss Grand International 2016 - Indonesia
First Runner up - Philippines
Second Runner up - Thailand
Third Runner up - Puerto Rico
Fourth Runner up - United States of America
United States of America
Best in Swimsuit - Bahamas
Best in Social Media - Jamaica
Best in Evening Gown - England
Miss Popular Vote - Korea (automatically advances to Top 10)