Saturday, June 24, 2017

(Teaser Poster) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


Universal Pictures has just launched the teaser poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

The poster sports the tagline, "Life finds a way."

Directed by J.A. Bayona (Mama, The Impossible), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in the Philippines in June 2018 and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Toby Jones, James Cromwell, BD Wong, and Rafe Spall.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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Sports, Rom-Com, and Heroic Animes Jumpstart HERO TV this June


Hero TV brings in slice-of-life sports series "Haikyuu! Season 3," light teen romance "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza," and more adventures of the wandering swordsman in "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen" to perk up the anime cable channel this June.

The battle between Karasuno Koko versus Shiratorizawa Gakuen Kok begins in "Haikyuu! Season 3." This time, the stakes are higher, and the odds are much more difficult. Which volleyball team will reign supreme in this nerve cracking battle?

Meanwhile, the story of young love continues in "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza," where Yuuto still conceals his dear friend Haruka's manga and anime hobby. However, when Yuuto's other female friend starts to feel attracted towards him and leads to a feeling of jealousy, war among friends begins.

Kenshin Himura continues his quest of stopping the evil Makoto Shishio and his plot to take over Japan in "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen." Told from the perspective of teenage kunoichi Misao Makimachi, the third "Samurai X OVA" installment is an alternate retelling of the Kyoto Arc Chronicles.

Hero TV is the only 24-hour Filipino-dubbed anime cable channel, home to international anime hits. The channel also provides the best localized anime experience of adventure and self-discovery through local productions such as My Hero Nation, I-Animate, Comics On Cam, Hero We Go and Hero In Tunes.

Catch "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen" in Hero Theatrixx on Sunday (June 25), "Haikyuu! Season 3" starting June 26, and "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza" starting June 29.

Catch Hero TV on SKYcable Channel 44. For updates, visit and like Hero TV on Facebook Catch "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen" in Hero Theatrixx on Sunday (June 25), "Haikyuu! Season 3" starting June 26, and "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza" starting June 29. Catch Hero TV on SKYcable Channel 44. For updates, visit and like Hero TV on Facebook facebook.com/myheronation and follow the channel on Instagram @herotvofficial and Twitter @myHEROnation.

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ABS-CBN Foundation Europe to Hold Telethon on June 25 for London Grenfell Tower Fire Victims


ABS-CBN Foundation Europe CIO joins public and private support for the victims of the massive fire that hit the 24-storey residential London Grenfell Tower in West London on June 14, by organizing the eight-hour "Operation Sagip Telethon: A Bayanihan For the Victims of the London Grenfell Tower Fire" on June 25 starting at 1 p.m., London time.  

Driven by the Filipino tradition of community spirit or bayanihan, ABS-CBN Europe Foundation is making a call for donations not only in United Kingdom (UK) but from all over Europe, for the residents affected by the fire, via the hotline +44 (0) 2072444520
Joining "Operation Sagip Telethon" in this spirit of Filipino community are ABS-CBN Europe and Middle East Bureau Chief Danny Buenafe from the ABS-CBN Europe office at Earl's Court Road; and hosts ABS-CBN TV and radio personalities top billed by Rose Eclarinal, and Jasmine Romeroplus artists Klarisse de Guzman, Noven Belleza, Jason Dy and DJ Jai Ho from the ABS-CBN headquarters in Quezon City.  ABS-CBN Europe correspondents will also deliver live reports from key points in U.K.

"Operation Sagip Telethon: A Bayanihan For the Victims of the London Grenfell Tower Fire" is making the call for donations up to 9 p.m. London time.  The telethon will be streamed via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) and TFC IPTV(in Europe), with live updates from facebook.com/TFCEurope

According to Luis Bariuan, Trustee of ABS-CBN Foundation Europe"We are widely known for our unique culture and at its core is the quintessential Filipino trait of bayanihan which inspires us to come together as one community with one goal in mind.  We are rekindling that spirit of bayanihan by making a call for donations to support residents affected by the London Grenfell Tower fire".

However, Bariuan says the community spirit does not stop there.  "In bringing life to bayanihan, we transcend barriers.  As this tragedy faces us, we hope to bring the needed help to both victims and survivors, including their families, with the support we may be able to inspire through the telethon".

The Philippine Embassy in London expresses gratitude to Filipinos who have so far volunteered at the reception centres and drop-off locations for donations.  The official statement from the Philippine Embassy shares: "We thank the Filipino communities in London and beyond for their generosity with their time and resources and their genuine concern as they volunteered and donated".

To date, the United Kingdom Metropolitan Police reports death toll is at 79.  Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy says the death toll may still rise.  

As of this writing, The Philippine Embassy in London reports that nine Filipino families have been accounted for.  

Some of these Filipinos include: 
• Elpidio Bonifacio who was in critical condition
• a 7-month old baby girl who suffered suffocation and is now in a stable condition
• Nida Mangoba who escaped the fire together with her husband and their son
• and Clarita Cabides Ghavimi who was saved by a Croatian who also lives in the same tower. 

One Filipina, Ligaya Moore, is presumed to have died in the fire after having remained missing since June 14.

The Philippine Embassy is pursuing search operations in rest centres and drop-off locations for donations, and hospitals to determine the total number of survivors and fatalities.  The diplomatic post has requested for the official list of tenants of the tower from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

While it has yet to ascertain the total number of Filipinos affected, Consul General Senen Mangalilein an interview with ABS-CBN.com, assures: "As always, the embassy is ready to give assistance to them".  These include assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs in providing new passports and other vital documents.

The Grenfell Tower in London is a residential tower built in the 1970's.   According to a report from Buenafe, the tower is home to many Filipinos because they were recipients of council housing flats extended by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to all low-income migrant families during the '70s.

To extend your donations for the victims of the London Grenfell Tower fire, you can call 
+44 (0) 2072444520 (call charges may apply).  You may also deposit through the ABS-CBN Foundation Europe CIO account:

Barclays Bank 
Sort Code 207898 
Account No.13619834

For more details about the "Operation Sagip Telethon: A Bayanihan For the Victims of the London Grenfell Tower Fire," you can call +44 739 287 0779(With additional reports from the Philippine Embassy in LondonABS-CBNEurope and Middle East Bureau Chief Danny Buenafe,and abs-cbn.com.  Photos courtesy of abs-cbn.com and Danny Buenafe).

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"Maki-Jam with SKYdirect" Event with Marlo Mortel Invades Baguio City


The rainy season has officially begun in the City of Pines, but it did not stop SKY to bring its "Maki-JAM with SKYdirect" event to Baguio last June 2 to 4. Fans of "Umagang Kay Ganda" host Marlo Mortel trooped the Atrium of SM City Baguio to see their idol face-to-face.

Marlo charmed his fans with his a heartfelt serenade. His fans traveled from neighboring provinces in the north just to get a glimpse of their favorite morning show heartthrob.

The event did not only bring Marlo closer to his fans, but it also highlighted SKY's affordable direct-to-home (DTH) TV service among the crowd. With SKYdirect, SKY's exclusive and top-rated content are now within reach in Baguio City. Residents from far-flung barangays can enjoy a diverse channel lineup, including the High Definition feed of ABS-CBN on Channel 2, exclusively on SKYdirect. Catch more of Marlo Mortel on Umagang Kay Ganda on ABS-CBN HD.

"To date, we already visited major cities in Northern and Southern Luzon and shared the good news on SKYdirect's enriching content. We will not stop there as we will reach out to other regions and empower more Filipinos with access to SKYdirect offerings," said Ed Patron, SKY's Regional Business Head during an interview.

The event was a double treat for the audience as VJ Ai dela Cruz of the Philippines' No. 1 music channel MYX also showcased her singing talent. This was quite a surprise for VJ Ai's fans who were just used to seeing their idol as a music video jock and news anchor for 24/7 news channel ANC.

SKYdirect offers a wide channel lineup with exclusive channels catering to every family member that include ABS-CBN HD, the sports channel S+A, ANC, Cinema One, MYX, Lifestyle, Jeepney TV, DZMM TeleRadyo, ABS-CBN Regional Channel, Yey, Cinemo and TAG. Top-rating cable channels Cartoon Network HD, HBO HD, Disney, Nickelodeon, Warner TV HD, RTL-CBS Entertainment, TLC, AXN HD, and History HD are also available on SKYdirect.

Subscribing to SKYdirect is even more affordable since kits are now priced at P2,699 from the original price of P2,990. SKYdirect prepaid plans are available nationwide at Plan 99, Plan 250, and Plan 450. Postpaid plans are available in Plan 250 and Plan 450 variants.

Joel Angeles, Rodel Store, Houston Solution, Sacley Satellite TV, Bawa-an Market Stall and JP Satellite TV are among the stores in Baguio and Benguet areas where customers can apply for a SKYdirect subscription. For more information, visit mysky.com.ph/skydirect, or text 23668 to order, or call (074) 442 4841 to subscribe.

SKY Cable Corporation is the first to introduce cable television to Filipinos in 1990. Since then, it has been a frontrunner in technology and cable TV content by being the first to design a highly customized viewing experience among subscribers, and offering the most number of HD channels. Aside from pay TV brand SKYdirect, SKY's other offerings include SKYcable, One SKY Premium (unlimited internet all-in bundles), One SKY Lite (internet all-in bundles with data allowance), SKYmobi (mobile internet), and SKY On Demand (video-on-demand).

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Friday, June 23, 2017

A New Kind of Demon Revealed in Exorcism-Terror Movie "Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz", Opens June 28 in Ph Cinemas


Do you believe in Ghost? Exorcism? or the Devil?

Are those just a creation of our minds? Are they real? Or just a product of our imagination?

Will you agree with me when I say that all of us have already experienced the devil in some ways or another?

Yes, all of us have already encountered the demon. Some of them are within our reach, belongs to our network, inside our clans, maybe...we ourselves are demons in some forms.

"Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz," the maiden offering of Kamikazee Pictures, a joint venture between VIVA Films and Erik Matti's Reality Entertainment, veers away from the usual "exorcism-terror" we see on both local and Hollywood-produced movie where the possessed speaks in a devilish form, vomiting green lava, with scratches all over the body, accompanied with hair-raising sound scoring and creepy on-shoot location.

In this movie, Katski Flores (Director), Erik Matti (Writer/Producer), and Charlene Sawit-Esguerra (Screenplay), perfectly put in place every single element that comprised an effective horror movie - script, acting, cinematography, sounds and pecial effects. The tension, thrill, terror we expect from this genre are evident, but in a situation you wouldn't expect them to happen

The producer also don't give much gist about the film's narrative on its trailer, contrary to other movies where the plot and the scary scenes were already a give-away and nothing you could expect more in the entire movie. So better be prepared to get stunned, shocked, horrified when watching it on cinemas on June 28.

"Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz," tells the story of Ruth (Sarah Lahbati), a reclusive police officer who moves into the hometown of a seemingly innocent young girl that is Leah (Shy Carlos). Ruth is still reeling from the death of her younger brother when she witnesses Leah jump out of a balcony. Gabriel (Julian Trono), Leah’s childhood friend, begs Ruth for help, prompting the latter to join the investigation.
Naturally, there are suspicions as to why Leah committed such act. Blame is put on two people. One is Rosario, a loyal maid to the Dela Cruz household who loves Leah as her own. She has a strong belief in superstitions. The other is Sister Eloiza, a school guidance counselor who once belonged to a cult but became a confidant to Leah.

As Leah’s odd behavior escalates, so does the friction between her parents Oscar and Marite. Oscar is a kind and loving father, but a domineering husband, while Marite has been an object of rumors in their small town.

Holding a secret that should be a big help to the investigation is Father Lucas (Jim Paredes), the local parish priest, but something is keeping him mum about it. The investigation takes a darker turn when Leah’s possession is revealed and sinister connections between the people closest to her come bubbling to the surface.

Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah dela Cruz" veers away from the norm. Don't expect the obvious plot we see in both local and Hollywood "exorcism" flicks. But be prepared to get stunned. Make sure you are emotionally, mentally capable before watching this film.

The tension, thrill, terror we expect from this genre are evident, but in a situation you wouldn't expect them to happen. Such an effective way to execute a horror scene. Kudos to Direk Katski Flores."

Cast and Characters Description:

Ruth (Sarah Lahbati) is a reclusive police officer reeling from the death of her younger brother when she witnesses Leah jump from her balcony. After Gabriel, Leah’s childhood friend begs for her help, she joins the investigation and pieces together the tangled web of evil lies and secrets kept by those around the young girl.

Leah (Shy Carlos) is a seemingly innocent young girl from a small quiet town. But all of this is brought into question when she begins to act in strange and unexplainable ways, causing harm to those around her. She grows fearful and helpless as the events around her get out of hand until finally, the devil takes over her.

Gabriel (Julian Trono) is a lighthearted, charming teen who likes to cheer people up. He is childhood friends with Leah and has deep affections for her. But when he finds out about Leah’s dark secret, he takes it hard and it breaks him completely.

Rosario is a loyal maid to the Dela Cruz household. She loves Leah like her own daughter but her dark, troubled past catches up to her, leading to very dire consequences.

Marite is Leah’s mother. She blames Rosario’s superstitions and her husband Oscar’s shortcomings for what happened to Leah. But what she doesn’t realize is that she too contributed to the maelstrom leading to Leah’s possession.

Oscar is a kind and loving father to Leah but a domineering husband to Marite. His frustrations with his wife are born out of rumours he has heard about her which he eventually finds out are all true.




From the creators of the blockbuster movie, Seklusyon, “Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz” is the first offering of the new film outfit Kamikaze Pictures, a joint venture between Viva Films and Erik Matti’s Reality Entertainment.

Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB), the movie opens in cinemas nationwide on June 28, 2017.

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Reaches Out to Marawi Evacuees


In times of need and distress, Filipinos can always lean on a “Kapamilya” for help.

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya – Operation Sagip recently brought relief and comfort to evacuees from Marawi City who were displaced from their homes due to the ongoing armed conflict. As of June 10, the group has already distributed food packs containing rice and canned goods to over 10,509 families or 52,545 individuals, who are now staying in Balo-I, Matungao, Pantar, Pantao Ragat in Lanao Del Norte, Iligan City, Cagayan De Oro City, and Misamis Oriental.

The distribution was made possible with the help of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in Mindanao, ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs Team, City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Marawi, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) of Lanao del Sur, Provincial Police Office of Misamis Oriental, Iligan City, and Cagayan de Oro, local Red Cross staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. North Mindanao staff.

 


Meanwhile, 1,000 displaced students enrolled in Lanao Del Norte also received new school bags and school supplies from Operation Sagip’s “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” campaign. The project has been going around the Philippines to bring hope and inspiration to young Filipinos in areas suffering from poverty and calamities. So far, “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” has already distributed 82,292 bags in 33 provinces.

Aside from distribution of relief packs and school bags, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya is also looking into conducting rehabilitation projects in Marawi once the situation gets better, including the construction of classrooms for the children and youth.

 


Meanwhile, the group is still accepting assistance from those who would want to help the people in Marawi. Donations in kind can be brought to the Operation Sagip Warehouse at #13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City. Cash donations can be deposited to official ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya bank accounts listed on the foundation’s website www.abs-cbnfoundation.com. Details are also on the official Facebook page (@ABSCBNFoundationKapamilya).

Operation Sagip is the emergency humanitarian assistance program of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. It provides food and non-food relief to affected communities of disasters, as well as engage in rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction projects.

Cinema One Originals' Riotous Comedy Film “Slumber Party” Opens in SM Cinemas for Cine Lokal’s Pride Month Celebration


Relive the misadventures of three gay BFFs on their crazy sleepover fun in the 2012 Cinema One Originals riotous comedy film “Slumber Party” as it hits Cine Lokal in selected SM Cinemas nationwide starting June 23, 2017.

The humorous flick is among the featured presentation of Cine Lokal in support to the LGBT Pride Month celebration this June. Cine Lokal is a project of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in partnership with SM Cinema aiming to give filmmakers a venue to showcase more entertaining yet relevant titles to the mainstream audience.

Set in 2010, the movie is about long-time friends on a sleepover vigil to watch a much-awaited international beauty pageant, and who are about to be challenged with their greatest adventure yet.

Markki Stroem, RK Bagatsing, Archie Alemania, Sef Cadayona and Nino Muhlach star in this feel-good film written and directed by Emmanuel Dela Cruz.

Don’t miss this special Cine Lokal program presentation by FDCP and SM Cinema. Make your way to the “Slumber Party” from June 23-29 at SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Fairview, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Iloilo and SM Cebu with the following schedule:  1:00PM 3:30PM, 6:00PM, and 8:30PM. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel for more updates.

Kim Atienza Turns K-Pop Anew in the Special "Busan" Episode of "Matanglawin" this Sunday


Kim Atienza returns to the land of Koreanovelas and KPop as he goes back to Busan this Sunday (June 25), 9:45am on “Matanglawin” on ABS-CBN. 

Kuya Kim explores South Korea’s famous scenic temples and various street food and visit the Dragon Temple, which serves as home to mini-monks, female Buddha, and golden pigs that bring good fortune to those who wish on them. The award-winning educational program host will also go to Seomyeon, the “beauty  street” of Busan and the Busan’s Diorama World, where he gets a glimpse of the famous landmarks all over the world. 

Find out how the Trivia King and Philippine Gong Yoo look-a-like has once again savored the diverse culture of the Land of the Morning Calm, South Korea this Sunday (June 25), 9:45am on “Matanglawin” on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. 

You may also watch online on iwantv.com.ph, or skyondemand.com.ph. For updates on the show, follow “Matanglawin” on Facebook and Twitter (@MatanglawinTV).

Meet the Splashy, High-Energy "Kinky Boots" Angels


A splashy, high-energy, drag queen-centric musical like Kinky Boots deserves Angels that are no less than professional dancers who can gracefully bust a move and kick up the show notches higher in, what else but, high-heeled boots.

Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Kinky Boots is Cyndi Lauper’s Tony and Grammy Award winning BEST MUSICAL whose plot revolves around a struggling shoe factory Charlie Price inherited from his father. As Charlie seeks ways to save the factory, he met the fabulous entertainer and drag queen Lola, along with her squad of six drag dancers known as the “Angels,” who helped him breathe new life to the business.

Much of the color, glitter, and glamour of Kinky Boots can be attributed to the dazzling performances of the Angels, which will be portrayed by AddLib dancer Mark Pineda, freelance singer and actor Gerhard Krysstopher, and G-Force dancers Ritz Beltran, Jazztin Cacayan, Michael Jahnke, and Jorge Jahnke.

Mark may have had experiences as a theater actor, but training as one of the Angels still proved to be challenging. He shares, “Even though I've had a little training in jazz, coming from a street dance background, I found the dancing style to be really challenging. It felt weird at first but I made it through after a couple of practices. Not to mention, dancing in heels?!

Gerhard, meanwhile, said that being cast as an Angel allowed him to discover new training routines both as a dancer and an actor. Like Mark, what he particularly found challenging was dancing in heels. “It’s my first full-on drag role, too,” he quips, adding that “our dancing for this production also entails storytelling more than just choreography. The dancing, as much as it is a spectacle, also provides meaning and showcases the many symbols the show carries and would like to share with the audience.”

Having the highly-skilled G-Force dancers on board is likewise a definite advantage, and it’s exciting to see the flavor each of them will bring onstage.

Ritz, who’s trained as a jazz and hip-hop dancer, was part of the Ateneo Dance Club and has been dancing since he was 14. A versatile dancer - who had formal trainings in jazz, ballet, contemporary and hip-hop styles of dancing - Jazztin became a teacher and a choreographer at the young age of 16.

Brothers Michael and Jorge make up the famous G-Force Asian Twins, who are known for their intense and fierce dance moves; Michael was a member of the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe while Jorge was a member of the FEU Cheering Squad.  




More than the interesting plot of Kinky Boots, its incredibly entertaining, awe-inspiring dance performances also make it a high-heeled hit that will surely make the audience feel like dancing even beyond the end of the show.

Tickets are now available at Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Houseboys Find Justice for Gay Employer’s Death in "Ipaglaban Mo"


Three houseboys seek justice for their gay employer who was murdered by his lover this Saturday (June 24) in ABS-CBN’s hit legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo.”

Oliver (Michael De Mesa) is known to be a good employer to his three houseboys Benjo (Angelo Ilagan), Jepoy (Jomari Angeles), and Nonong (Paulo Angeles). Amidst controversies and people’s claims that they only extort money from Oliver, Nejo, Jepoy, and Nonong respect and do no not take advantage of the kindness of their boss.

All of them live a peaceful life, until Oliver meets his boyfriend Dominic (Junjun Quintana). At first, they support their relationship but later on, they see how Dominic is just using Oliver.

What will the boys do to protect Oliver? What events will occur that will lead to Oliver’s murder?

 


Don’t miss the “Houseboys” episode of “Ipaglaban Mo,” directed by Ram Tolentino this Saturday (June 24) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN with a replay every Wednesday on DZMM TeleRadyo and DZMM Radyo Patrol 630.

For more updates, follow @IpaglabanMoCh2 on Twitter, @ipaglabanmoABSCBN on Instagram, or like www.facebook.com/IpaglabanMoABSCBN.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mister Donut Gives Away Free Boxes of Bigger Bavarian Donuts, Drip Coffee and Ube Donut to Select Metro Manila Offices


Mister Donut truly knows how to bring back the kid in us and to reward us after a long-week of hard work in a fun, easy way!

Isn't is a delight to get a surprise treat, no matter how big or small, from someone you least expect to say, "Enjoy, you earned it!"

Starting June 19, Mister Donut will let working individuals enjoy the simplest of moments by visiting select offices in Metro Manila to give away FREE:

  • Boxes of the bigger Mister Donut Bavarian donuts
  • Drip Coffee Sachets
  • Ube Donut Coupons which they can claim at any Mister Donut shops within Metro Manila or during the launch of Mister Donut "Unbox the Fun" campaign on June 23.



Here are some of the first few office employess who already unbox the Mister Donut fun:


(Trailer) Olaf's Frozen Adventure


The all-new featurette will open in PH theatres in front of Disney/Pixar's “Coco” beginning November 22.

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film “Coco” on Nov. 22, 2017. 
 
Watch the new trailer for the featurette here at https://youtu.be/hb8WDATVB6A.

“I’m thrilled that Disney Animation’s featurette ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ will be coming to theaters in November with Pixar’s ‘Coco,’” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “It’s a perfect pairing – they’re both beautiful, heartfelt films about families and how people carry traditions forward. I can’t wait for audiences to get to see both of these terrific projects together on the big screen.”

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (“Prep & Landing”), produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6”), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will be in theaters for a limited time beginning Nov. 22.

Stevie and I were deeply honored to be entrusted by John [Lasseter] to create an all-new story with these characters we love,” said Deters. “We’re thrilled to have our film play on the big screen with ‘Coco’ during the holidays.”

We loved getting in the recording booth with these incredible actors who know their characters inside and out,” added Wermers-Skelton. “We can’t wait for audiences to see the featurette, enjoy their performances, and hear the incredible new songs written by Elyssa and Kate.”

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” celebrates characters who won over audiences worldwide when “Frozen” first hit the big screen in 2013. Earning more than $1.27 billion globally, the film won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). Slated for November 2019, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ untitled feature-length follow-up to the hit film reunites filmmakers Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho with the Grammy®- and Oscar®-winning songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

The New and Improved Shell V-Power Offers Exactly What Every Morotists Need: Power, Performance and Efficiency

 
Becoming the best version of ourselves is an everyday journey, which requires hard work and perseverance. In order to get to where we want ourselves to be, it is therefore important that we make the best decisions every single day. This includes our personal choices for products and services that affect our performance while we work our way towards our goals. While we are confronted with so many options in the market, we should only choose nothing but the best. 

Pilipinas Shell understands this need of Filipino drivers. To better equip them on the road, Pilipinas Shell continues to develop better, if not the best fuel formulations so far. Working with the best teams available, such as its roster of 170 fuels scientists across their five fuels technology centers, Shell continues to churn out innovative products to help meet the constantly evolving needs of its customers and their vehicles. 

 
 
 
Every driver has his or her own priorities when it comes to the choice of fuel. Some value power and performance, while some value efficiency. With the continuously changing driving conditions in the country, the needs of drivers continue to evolve as well. Wouldn't it be great to have a premium fuel that offers performance but also formulated for efficiency? 
 

 Celebrities Jericho Rosales, Yassi Pressman and "The Voice PH" coach Bamboo spotted during the launch of the new and improved Shell V-Power at the SMX Convention Center


The new Shell V-Power offers exactly that. After over five years of tireless work by R&D experts, Shell unveils brand new formulations for its premium Shell V-Power fuels. Shell V-Power is the only fuel co-engineered with and recommended by the iconic Formula 1 race team, Scuderia Ferrari. Shell's most advanced Shell V-Power fuels are now formulated with its proprietary DYNAFLEX Technology. It comes in three variants: Shell V-Power Gasoline, Shell V-Power Racing and Shell V-Power Diesel. 

Shell V-Power Racing and Shell V-Power Gasoline fuels target two key factors that can impact engine efficiency and performance - namely friction and deposits. The new Shell V-Power Diesel is designed to help restore up to 100% of your engine's performance by removing deposits from fuel injectors. 

"We are constantly faced with the challenge to keep up with the rapid evolution of vehicle technology and the changing needs of out customers," says Anthony Lawrence Yam, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail. "We understand their desire to give their vehicles the best which, in turn, may also help them perform at their best as well. This is why we have spent over half a decade of research and development to produce our best-ever fuel, the new Shell V-Power."

Kapuso Kiligserye "Meant To Be" to Air the Sweetest Finale on June 23


Top-rating series "Meant To Be" keeps viewers hooked and on the edge of their seats as the boys - Jai (Andy Raj), Ethan (Ivan Dorschner), Yuan (Ken Chan), and Andoy (Jak Roberto) go all out in tryong to win Billie's (Barbie Forteza) heart.

Billie's ultimate "ka-meant-to-be" will be determined from the combined results of an online poll and the final discussion of the show's producers which will be revealed in the series finale on June 23.




"Meant To Be" has a stellar cast including Manilyn Reynes, Sheryl Cruz, and Tina Paner, Keempee de Leon, Janno Gibbs, and Ronaldo Valdez. Also in the cast are Sef Cadayona, Mika dela Cruz, Zymic Jaravilla, and the Queen of Philippine Cinema Ms. Gloria Diaz.

"Meant To Be" airs weeknights after "My Love From the Star" on GMA Telebabad.



Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz Blockbuster Movie "Can We Still Be Friends?" To Be Screened in Select Countries Worldwide via TFC@theMovies starting June 23


In this day and age when traditions are challenged and new norms arise, it comes as no surprise that the on-screen, unconventional team-up of Kapamilya stars Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz hit it off at first collaboration via “Always Be My Maybe”.”

Since their first on-screen performance which is both a blockbuster and social media sensation, the team-up has been called “Team Lablab” and is now back in the mid-year offering of Star Cinema, “Can We Still Be Friends?” screening outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies in the U.S. and Canada starting June 23 and in Papua New Guinea starting June 29.

For their reunion movie, they will give life to the characters of Digs (Anderson) and Sam (Muñoz).

Digs and Sam are a couple happy with their relationship which has lasted for eight years, that is until they decide to amicably end their relationship.

Anderson and Muñoz provide a peek into their characters’ side of the story.

For her part, singer-actress Muñoz said that her character Sam was looking for something in their relationship, which she did not find with Digs. “Siyempre ang mga babae may mga pangangailangan. Gusto ko naman once in a while we go out para lang ma-ignite iyong spark. Hindi niya nakita iyon kay Digs - sobrang magkaiba sila. (Women have needs. They want to go out with their partner once in a while to ignite the spark. She did not see that with Digs - they are total opposites)”.

For Millennial Leading Man Anderson, his character Digs has been head-over-heels with Sam to the point where he got too comfortable. “May times na nararamdaman ni Sam na Digs is taking her for granted. Para kay Digs naman, mahal na mahal niya si Sam but sobrang komportable na siya. (There are times that Sam felt Digs is taking her for granted. But for Digs, he only loved Sam so much that he got too comfortable in the relationship)”.

The screenwriter of the film, Jen Chuaunsu, was inspired to write the story of the film because of the real-life experience of a person she once met. “Parang kinuwento niya how nag-break na sila ng boyfriend niya pero friendly pa rin sila,” she recalls. “We found that interesting. Kamusta naman ‘yon? Paano iyong relationship na ‘yon? So doon nanggaling ang concept. (She narrated how she and her boyfriend broke up but remained friends. We found that interesting. How is that? How are their relationship? That is where we got the concept)”.

In Digs and Sam’s story, after they end their 8-year relationship, they decide to remain ‘friends’. It turns out, this friendship becomes an excuse for them to constantly check on each other as they individually take on the dating game again.

Unlike the other break-up films, this Star Cinema directorial debut of Prime Cruz wants to approach the story in a different manner. “Usually kapag breakup stories heavy, drama, iyakan. So inisip namin, paano kung may story na dini-deal ang breakup pero mas light ang approach –- ganoon iyong film na ito, (Usually breakup stories are heavy with emotions, dramatic, and are filled with crying scenes. We were thinking of how to tell a breakup story but with a light approach -– that is the treatment for this film)” he says. 

The film also looks into the crucial role of social dating apps in relationships these days.

Also part of the film are young stars Bryan Santos, Ria Atayde, Brian Sy, Gege Severo, Erika Padilla, Markie Stroem, and Emmanuelle Vera.

Will Digs and Sam, really just remain friends after their breakup?  Or is it possible for exes to be a couple again? 

Find out in the film “Can We Still Be Friends?” which will screen outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies in key countries worldwide on the following countries and dates: US and Canada on June 23; Papua New Guinea on June 29; and coming soon in  Brunei.

For more updates about the film, visit emea.kapamilya.com, tfc-usa/CWSBF, tfc-ca/CWSBF, or TFC’s Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

MegaproPlus Karaoke, Liza Soberano's Only Choice for High Quality Videoke System


If there's one other thing that Filipinos love besides food and family, it's singing.

From small gatherings and barangay contests, to reality TV shows and global singing competitions, there is no stage too small, or audience too daunting for us to show off our vocal prowess.

Celebrations are incomplete without a marathon singing session, fiestas only become more festive if there is a singing conpetition-as if we haven't had our fill from all those TV shows.

The Filipino's love for singing has become almost legendary, and in this age of the internet and social media, we have the entire world as our audience.

For many Filipinos, singing has also become a kind of therapy against the everyday stress, and the proliferation of KTV and karaoke bars everywhere-even inside the malls and Family Entertainment Centers is a clear sign of this obsession.

Videoke for every Filipino Family

This love for singing and videoke is what prompted two friends to start a company that will provide Filipinos with a quality videoke system, complete with the latest features but at a more reasonable price.

Founded by Mr. Kim Sung Bok and business partners Mr. Jacinto Co and son Mr. Andy Co, MP Megapro Plus Marketing Corporation is one of first local companies to manufacture its own line of karaoke systems.

"It is common knowledge that a party is not a Filipino Party without Karaoke," says Andy Co, proprietor and business partner of MP Megapro Plus Marketing Corporation.

"Our vision was to spread entertainment throughout the Philippines and truly showcase the Filipinos natural festive attitude through singing" adds Co.

MP Megapro Plus Marketing Corporation first began to develop and manufacture its own karaoke system in 2006, using Korean engineering technology. The first model they introduced in the market was the MP-100NS DVD system.

The MP-100NS became their flagship model as the consumer embraced the product well and remains as one of the bestselling models to date.

The MP-100NS includes all the features you need in a videoke player such as various sound source support for karaoke (MIDI, LIVE CHORUS: backup singer & instruments, WAVE & Lyrics). High performance Mic/Echo processor: USB playback and recording, Up to 5 kinds of background video; on screen song search for more that 18,000 somg titles; song reserve with back-up in case of power failure, storage of 256 favorite-songs and display; voice output for 10 key input. All Karaoke function (Reserve, Song Search, Nee song display, BGV, Vocal, Melody on/off, Change of Rhythm, Genre selection, Key & tempo control, Score function and it also doubles as a DVD Player.

Liza Soberano's Choice

To launch its latest lineup of videoke machines as well as its new brand the Megasound Brand, MP Megapro Plus, signed multi-talented actress Liza Soberano to be its very first celebrity endorser.

The launch event was held at the Luxent Hotel in Quezom City on June 15 and was attended by select media guests and valued trade partners.

"We chose Liza, not only because we believe that she best represents our brand but also because she embodies the millennial Filipino, ambitious, talented, very hardworking and most importantly-loves to sing in her free time," says Co.




Among the products launched were the MegaproPlus Karaoke DVD Player Home Entertainment System; High definition Multi-Purpose Karaoke system for Home and Commercial Use, Karaoke Hard Disk Player Premium Quality Entertainment System; wired and wireless microphones, amplifiers; Professional Karaoke Speaker Series; outdoor loudspeakers, and videoke cabinets.

Coinciding with the launch Megapro Plus also announced expansion plans in-line with the company's vision of adding more products to enhance their customer's katltaoke experience. The brand showcased its own lineup of speakers, amplifiers, LED TV as well as other consumer appliances.

MegaproPlusKaraoke is available nationwide. 

For more information or online orders, please visit www.mpmegaproplus.com, like us @megaproplus.ms on Facebook and follow their Twitter and Instagram accounts: @megaproplus_ms

(Video) Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson Invite Filipino Audience to Watch Teen Romance "Everything, Everything"


Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, the lead stars of the new romantic drama Everything, Everything have released a video inviting Filipino fans and audiences to watch their film.

Check out the video at https://youtu.be/jUa78fxJg-4 and watch Everything, Everything in Philippine cinemas on June 21, 2017.

Directed by Stella Meghie, the film is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.

Everything, Everything distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select international territories by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

Cinema One Uncovers Inside Stories in Hip Magazine Show "C1 BTS"


Cinema One uncovers inside stories of the film “Can We Still Be Friends?,” Star Magic’s 25th anniversary, radio drama “Dear MOR,” and more in “C1 BTS,” its newest entertainment magazine show featuring ‘behind the scene’ details of today’s hottest movies, personalities, and events.

Go behind the scenes with Direk Prime Cruz and his crew on his first mainstream and Star Cinema film about the complexities of friendship after a very intimate relationship. “Can We Still Be Friends,” starring Arci Munoz and Gerald Anderson, is the must-see local film hitting the theaters this month.

“C1 BTS” also explores the process behind the top-rating radio drama program, “Dear MOR,” to prove that video did not kill the radio star, and that radio is still alive and kicking.

 


Take an inside look in Star Magic as the segment “Behind the Scene” not only commemorates its 25th year big concert celebration, but also the philosophies behind the talent center that made it one of the most enduring forces in the showbiz world.

This new show also gets close to power couple and directors Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone or “Dantoinette” in the segment “Be the Story.” Most known for their ‘hugot’ films such as “That Thing Called Tadhana,” “The Breakup Playlist,” and “English Only, Please,” the creator-couple indulges us with their history, method and dreams. As a bonus, the show turns tables on them and exposes their ‘hugot’ sides.

 


Hosted by multi-talented artist Gio Gahol, the episode also features “Gio’s Top 5 Pride Films” honoring five queer movies in the local scene that promote LGBTQ pride.

Catch “C1 BTS” every Tuesday at 7PM, Saturday at 2AM and 12PM, and Sundays at 10PM. Cinema One is available on Skycable Channel 56, Destiny Cable Analog 37, and Digital 57. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Charlie Puth "Attention" and Warner Music Phils. Artists Gather in One Big Event #AttentionCharliePuthWishBus


What makes a die-hard celebrity fanatic? When you learned that your favorite singer is about to launch his latest single, you would:

Travel miles away to see/hear/breathe the same air he's breathing
Beat the traffic jam (this is Manila, hello! Traffic is everywhere)
Conquer the heavy rain (as if soaking wet in the rain is as good as eating ice cream) 
Willing to surpass hours of long queue to get infront and have a better view of what's happening on stage

If you answer "That's me!" on those items above, then, like me, you're a certified faney!

The "fan-in-me" was put to test on June 19 when Warner Music Philippines and Wish 107.5 launched the latest single of Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Puth called "Attention" via a mini-concert and the unveiling of #AttentionCharliePuthWishBus at Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Despite the fact that Charlie Puth will not be physically present in the event, I traveled all the way from Nueva Ecija, surpassed the Metrowide Monday traffic, conquered the heavy rain and flood, queued my way to the registration along with hundreds of young students who flocked the venue 3 hours earlier than the event schedule. Yes, that's me! A certified Charlie Puth fan.

The event was headlined by Soul Siren Nina who announced her much-awaited comeback, not just to the recording scene, but also to Warner Music Philippines family.



Joaqui Madamba from the band BTC Sounds opened the program by performing some of his own compositions.



The star-studded event also featured viral artists and Warner Music Philippines newest pool of talents that include:

Ashley Gosiengfiao and her neo-soul band MIDNIGHT MEETINGS 
All-male band ALTITUDE.7
Acoustic duo LEANNE & NAARA 
Alternative rock act ALPHA CAELI
Also (photos not included) Pop-Rock band ABOUTRADIO and budding singer/songwriter MONIQUE.



All of them performed their covers of most favorite Charlie Puth songs. They even serenaded the crowd watching at the Uptown Mall Activity Center with their own hit songs.

To know more about these fast-rising talented artists and the latest about  Warner Music Philippines’ roster of artists, like their Facebook page at www.fb.com/warnermusicphilippines.

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