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  • Saturday, October 25, 2014

    “Let’s Be Cops” trails down-on-luck best buddies Justin Miller (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Ryan O’Malley (Jake Johnson) have been languishing since their school days ended. Justin toils at a videogame company, where his bosses prefer zombie antics instead of Justin’s recent game proposal that features real-life cops. Ryan, still reveling in his glory days as a college quarterback, bounces from job to job – his appearance in a herpes drug commercial was a career highlight – without success.  Until a wrong turn at a masquerade party where they dressed as cops turn out to be their best night ever. 


    “The two lead characters have no money and their self-worth is gone,” says director/co-writer Luke Greenfield. “Then, all of a sudden, they are street heroes. Their fun masquerade escalates to the point where it starts getting dangerous and they mess with the wrong people.”
                   
    The first thing the filmmakers did after getting the production green light was cast the lead characters, Justin and Ryan. They chose two comic actors who were actually close pals.

                    During pre-production, Greenfield encouraged both actors to get some police training, but to avoid a boot camp-like, ultra-realistic experience. “I wanted them to know just enough about being police officers to get by, just like their characters,” says the director.  “They went on a ride-along with police and learned how to fire a gun. Damon is pretty athletic and he became a very good shot. Jake went out with our police advisor and fired shotguns and pistols, while Rob Riggle, who is a former Marine, already knew how to handle weaponry.”


    The actors spent a lot of time under the supervision of ace stunt coordinator Steven Ritzi (“Prisoners,” “12 Years a Slave”) to ensure that the film’s pratfalls and gunplay were as realistic – and/or funny – as possible.  One of the film’s memorable action scenes sees Johnson and Wayans responding to a police call at a hardware store in the middle of the night. There, the faux cops Justin and Ryan have a run-in with a 350-pound Samoan burglar running amok – wearing nothing but a fierce grin.



     “This guy is running at me butt naked,” says Wayans. “I take him down but he lands right on top of me and is climbing all over, putting his behind right in my face. Let me tell you, I took a long shower after that scene.”
     But with all the crazy stunts and action, the most important component of the movie is the close relationship between Justin and Ryan, lifetime buddies who may bicker non-stop, but always have each other’s backs.

    Wayans describes their characters as, “These guys fight like brothers, and then they make up like brothers. It is their friendship that stood out for me and made me want to do this movie. Luke Greenfield also saw that this film walked a fine line between comedy and action, and he was always great in blending the two while Jake and I ran around, crazily.”


                    “Let’s Be Cops” opens November 5 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

    Wannabes Undergo Police Training In “LET’S BE COPS”

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    “Let’s Be Cops” trails down-on-luck best buddies Justin Miller (Damon Wayans, Jr.) and Ryan O’Malley (Jake Johnson) have been languishing since their school days ended. Justin toils at a videogame company, where his bosses prefer zombie antics instead of Justin’s recent game proposal that features real-life cops. Ryan, still reveling in his glory days as a college quarterback, bounces from job to job – his appearance in a herpes drug commercial was a career highlight – without success.  Until a wrong turn at a masquerade party where they dressed as cops turn out to be their best night ever. 


    “The two lead characters have no money and their self-worth is gone,” says director/co-writer Luke Greenfield. “Then, all of a sudden, they are street heroes. Their fun masquerade escalates to the point where it starts getting dangerous and they mess with the wrong people.”
                   
    The first thing the filmmakers did after getting the production green light was cast the lead characters, Justin and Ryan. They chose two comic actors who were actually close pals.

                    During pre-production, Greenfield encouraged both actors to get some police training, but to avoid a boot camp-like, ultra-realistic experience. “I wanted them to know just enough about being police officers to get by, just like their characters,” says the director.  “They went on a ride-along with police and learned how to fire a gun. Damon is pretty athletic and he became a very good shot. Jake went out with our police advisor and fired shotguns and pistols, while Rob Riggle, who is a former Marine, already knew how to handle weaponry.”


    The actors spent a lot of time under the supervision of ace stunt coordinator Steven Ritzi (“Prisoners,” “12 Years a Slave”) to ensure that the film’s pratfalls and gunplay were as realistic – and/or funny – as possible.  One of the film’s memorable action scenes sees Johnson and Wayans responding to a police call at a hardware store in the middle of the night. There, the faux cops Justin and Ryan have a run-in with a 350-pound Samoan burglar running amok – wearing nothing but a fierce grin.



     “This guy is running at me butt naked,” says Wayans. “I take him down but he lands right on top of me and is climbing all over, putting his behind right in my face. Let me tell you, I took a long shower after that scene.”
     But with all the crazy stunts and action, the most important component of the movie is the close relationship between Justin and Ryan, lifetime buddies who may bicker non-stop, but always have each other’s backs.

    Wayans describes their characters as, “These guys fight like brothers, and then they make up like brothers. It is their friendship that stood out for me and made me want to do this movie. Luke Greenfield also saw that this film walked a fine line between comedy and action, and he was always great in blending the two while Jake and I ran around, crazily.”


                    “Let’s Be Cops” opens November 5 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Phil Collins’ daughter, Lily Collins takes center stage in her first major role in the romantic comedy “Love, Rosie.” Paired with “Hunger Games” star Sam Claflin and directed by Christian Ditter based on the book “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, “Love, Rosie” takes on the story of best friends Rosie and Alex who’ve known each other since they’re five until adolescence gets in the way...



                    In the recently concluded Film Festival in Rome, Collins dazzled in a purple long dress while Claflin showed up all cute to the delight of the screaming fans.  The film received enthusiastic reviews from the audience and the press as well. 



    Check out some of the Festival’s red carpet arrival here:





        “Love, Rosie” opens nationwide in cinemas very soon.

    Fans Scream For Lily Collins And Sam Claflin in “LOVE, ROSIE” PREMIERE IN ROME

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    Phil Collins’ daughter, Lily Collins takes center stage in her first major role in the romantic comedy “Love, Rosie.” Paired with “Hunger Games” star Sam Claflin and directed by Christian Ditter based on the book “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern, “Love, Rosie” takes on the story of best friends Rosie and Alex who’ve known each other since they’re five until adolescence gets in the way...



                    In the recently concluded Film Festival in Rome, Collins dazzled in a purple long dress while Claflin showed up all cute to the delight of the screaming fans.  The film received enthusiastic reviews from the audience and the press as well. 



    Check out some of the Festival’s red carpet arrival here:





        “Love, Rosie” opens nationwide in cinemas very soon.

    The posters has been released for Paddington, the charming movie which blends a CGI Paddington Bear with a live-action setting and a cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw (Q of Skyfall.)



    Along with a lovely posters, we also have a first look at Nicole Kidman in Paddington as a sinister taxidermist who will seemingly be the one to set her sights on the sandwich loving bear in the movie.


     Paddington is set to be released in the Philippines on January 2015.

    Released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA

    ‘Paddington’ Posters and a First Look at Nicole Kidman’s Sinister Taxidermist

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    The posters has been released for Paddington, the charming movie which blends a CGI Paddington Bear with a live-action setting and a cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw (Q of Skyfall.)



    Along with a lovely posters, we also have a first look at Nicole Kidman in Paddington as a sinister taxidermist who will seemingly be the one to set her sights on the sandwich loving bear in the movie.


     Paddington is set to be released in the Philippines on January 2015.

    Released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA

    Grace of Monaco is a real-life fairytale, a sweeping romance, a portrait of the cinematic legend of Princess Grace and a realization that love is much more than a passion, but an obligation.



    Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, GRACE OF MONACO is an intimate snapshot of a year in the life of the twentieth century's most iconic Princess - Grace Kelly - as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III.
    While contemplating overtures from Alfred Hitchcock to return to her career in Hollywood, Grace found herself plunged into a personal crisis when Rainier's modernization of an ailing Monaco was halted by Charles de Gaulle - the French President - and his attempts to not only impose French taxation on Monaco, but reclaim the principality for France by force.


    The full-blown international crisis and impending French invasion that loomed - would pose a crisis not just for her family, her marriage and her country, but in Grace's private life. It would become the moment in which a cinematic icon, an American far from home, would have to face a tough decision - return to her celebrated status as a movie star, globally loved and adored, or accept that she will never act again, embrace her new role and her new identity, her duty to her husband, her children, and the world's second smallest country that has now become her home.



     ‘’GRACE OF MONACO released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    SHOWING THIS DECEMBER

    GRACE OF MONACO: Biopic of Hollywood star turned royal princess Grace Kelly.

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    Grace of Monaco is a real-life fairytale, a sweeping romance, a portrait of the cinematic legend of Princess Grace and a realization that love is much more than a passion, but an obligation.



    Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, GRACE OF MONACO is an intimate snapshot of a year in the life of the twentieth century's most iconic Princess - Grace Kelly - as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III.
    While contemplating overtures from Alfred Hitchcock to return to her career in Hollywood, Grace found herself plunged into a personal crisis when Rainier's modernization of an ailing Monaco was halted by Charles de Gaulle - the French President - and his attempts to not only impose French taxation on Monaco, but reclaim the principality for France by force.


    The full-blown international crisis and impending French invasion that loomed - would pose a crisis not just for her family, her marriage and her country, but in Grace's private life. It would become the moment in which a cinematic icon, an American far from home, would have to face a tough decision - return to her celebrated status as a movie star, globally loved and adored, or accept that she will never act again, embrace her new role and her new identity, her duty to her husband, her children, and the world's second smallest country that has now become her home.



     ‘’GRACE OF MONACO released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    SHOWING THIS DECEMBER

    One of the best Filipino film that I have seen this year is "Barber's Tale" (Mga Kuwentong Barbero) . I had a chance to watch it twice in different screenings University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI). "Barber's Tale" is a carefully woven masterpiece, rooting from the past and gently unfolding issues that are still lingering in our country today. One of the charms of the film, is that it slowly captures the attention of its audience until the reality of the film is already clenching the heart of its viewers. The realistic portrayals of both actors and actresses were highly-commendable. I admire how the drama and seriousness of the scenes were spiced-up with occasional comedic situations (The comedy that is brought not just by people simply laughing together but a smart way of presenting a pun/irony of a situation). The nostalgic feel of the cinematography through its visual texture and color is intensified with an impeccable attention to details of the set designers. The unexpected grapevine of the characters amplified the tension of the whole film. "Barber's Tale" (Mga Kuwentong Barbero) can be compared to a time bomb that will give the audience the thrill in every second until the very end when it will burst on its unforeseen climax.

    Truly, "Barber's Tale" (Mga Kuwentong Barbero)  is one of the best films made by the one and only Ms. Eugene Domingo.


    Barber's Tales (Filipino: Mga Kuwentong Barbero) is a 2013 Filipino drama film by Jun Robles Lana. The film stars Eugene Domingo as Marilou, a widow who is forced to take her late husband’s job as community barber during the end of Marcos era. The film is the follow up to Lana’s film Bwakaw and second of a trilogy focused on the small town life in the Philippines.  The film had its world premiere and competed at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for Eugene Domingo's performance.

    Barber's Tales is set in the rural town in the Philippines during the end of Marcos dictatorship, and tells the story of newly widowed Marilou (Eugene Domingo) who inherits the town's only barbershop from her husband- a business that has been passed down by generations of men in her husband's family. With no other means of support, she musters the courage to run the barbershop. But as to be expected, she fails to attract any customers. But a touching act of kindness she extended to Rosa, a prostitute who works in the town brothel, leads to an unexpected opportunity. Rosa, who now considers Marilou a friend, urges her prostitute friends to pressure their male clientele into patronizing Marilou's barbershop. The men have no choice but to grudgingly oblige out of fear that Rosa will expose their infidelity to their wives.



    Movie Review: "Barber's Tale" (Mga Kuwentong Barbero)

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    One of the best Filipino film that I have seen this year is "Barber's Tale" (Mga Kuwentong Barbero) . I had a chance to watch it twice in different screenings University of the Philippines Film Institute (UPFI). "Barber's Tale" is a carefully woven masterpiece, rooting from the past and gently unfolding issues that are still lingering in our country today. One of the charms of the film, is that it slowly captures the attention of its audience until the reality of the film is already clenching the heart of its viewers. The realistic portrayals of both actors and actresses were highly-commendable. I admire how the drama and seriousness of the scenes were spiced-up with occasional comedic situations (The comedy that is brought not just by people simply laughing together but a smart way of presenting a pun/irony of a situation). The nostalgic feel of the cinematography through its visual texture and color is intensified with an impeccable attention to details of the set designers. The unexpected grapevine of the characters amplified the tension of the whole film. "Barber's Tale" (Mga Kuwentong Barbero) can be compared to a time bomb that will give the audience the thrill in every second until the very end when it will burst on its unforeseen climax.

    Truly, "Barber's Tale" (Mga Kuwentong Barbero)  is one of the best films made by the one and only Ms. Eugene Domingo.


    Barber's Tales (Filipino: Mga Kuwentong Barbero) is a 2013 Filipino drama film by Jun Robles Lana. The film stars Eugene Domingo as Marilou, a widow who is forced to take her late husband’s job as community barber during the end of Marcos era. The film is the follow up to Lana’s film Bwakaw and second of a trilogy focused on the small town life in the Philippines.  The film had its world premiere and competed at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for Eugene Domingo's performance.

    Barber's Tales is set in the rural town in the Philippines during the end of Marcos dictatorship, and tells the story of newly widowed Marilou (Eugene Domingo) who inherits the town's only barbershop from her husband- a business that has been passed down by generations of men in her husband's family. With no other means of support, she musters the courage to run the barbershop. But as to be expected, she fails to attract any customers. But a touching act of kindness she extended to Rosa, a prostitute who works in the town brothel, leads to an unexpected opportunity. Rosa, who now considers Marilou a friend, urges her prostitute friends to pressure their male clientele into patronizing Marilou's barbershop. The men have no choice but to grudgingly oblige out of fear that Rosa will expose their infidelity to their wives.




    Star Cinema's independent film outfit, Skylight Films in cooperation with Quantum Films bring you a one-of-a-kind comedy film that will surely tickle your funny bones. "Beauty in a Bottle" stars Angeline Quinto, Assunta De Rossi, and Angelica Panganiban as the sultry characters that will not only make you laugh, but will also teach us what it feels like to accept ones beauty.

    "Beauty in a Bottle" Summary/Synopsis/Plot

    Judith (Angeline Quinto), Vilma (Assunta De Rossi), and Estelle (Angelica Panganiban) are three women with different insecurities. Their lives intertwine when Vilma's advertising agency is looking for an endorser for a new beauty pill product called "Beauty in a Bottle." Little did they know, their lives will change when they finally accept what's inside the "Beauty in a Bottle."

    "Beauty in a Bottle" Full Movie Trailer

    Below is the full movie trailer of "Beauty in a Bottle" as released by Star Cinema. "Beauty in a Bottle" also stars Ellen Adarna, Tom Rodriguez, and a whole lot more. The movie is directed by Antoinette Jadaone. Enjoy the trailer!

    "Beauty in a Bottle" Full Movie Trailer, Cast, and Information

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    Star Cinema's independent film outfit, Skylight Films in cooperation with Quantum Films bring you a one-of-a-kind comedy film that will surely tickle your funny bones. "Beauty in a Bottle" stars Angeline Quinto, Assunta De Rossi, and Angelica Panganiban as the sultry characters that will not only make you laugh, but will also teach us what it feels like to accept ones beauty.

    "Beauty in a Bottle" Summary/Synopsis/Plot

    Judith (Angeline Quinto), Vilma (Assunta De Rossi), and Estelle (Angelica Panganiban) are three women with different insecurities. Their lives intertwine when Vilma's advertising agency is looking for an endorser for a new beauty pill product called "Beauty in a Bottle." Little did they know, their lives will change when they finally accept what's inside the "Beauty in a Bottle."

    "Beauty in a Bottle" Full Movie Trailer

    Below is the full movie trailer of "Beauty in a Bottle" as released by Star Cinema. "Beauty in a Bottle" also stars Ellen Adarna, Tom Rodriguez, and a whole lot more. The movie is directed by Antoinette Jadaone. Enjoy the trailer!

    One of Hollywood’s top lead actors, 50-year old Keanu Reeves is at the top of his game- physique and stamina even better to-date in the full-throttle action-packed film “John Wick” as he takes on the titular role of a retired assassin who hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend.



                    After the sudden death of his beloved wife Helen (Bridget Moynahan), John Wick (Reeves) receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen). When John refuses to sell the car, Iosef and his henchmen break into his house and steal it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen.



                    John’s search for his stolen vehicle takes him to a side of New York City that tourists never see, a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, where John Wick was once the baddest guy of all. After learning that his attacker is the only son of a former associate, vicious Russian crime boss Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist), John turns his attention to vengeance. As word spreads that the legendary hit man is after his son, Viggo offers a generous bounty to anyone who can bring John down. With a veritable army on his trail, John once again becomes the remorseless killing machine the underworld once feared, launching a pitched battle against Viggo and his soldiers that could mean the end of them both.



    Given the character’s fabled career as an assassin, the filmmakers initially imagined an older actor in the role. “Instead, we decided to look for someone who is not literally older, but who has a seasoned history in the film world,” “Keanu Reeves is someone I’ve always wanted to work with.  Reeves’ impeccable action pedigree, which includes the groundbreaking “Matrix” trilogy, two chapters of the blockbuster “Speed” franchise and the daredevil adventure “Point Break,” has justifiably earned him iconic status in the action world,” says producer Basil Iwanyk.



    Reeves signed on to headline John Wick, working closely with the writer to refine the story. “Basil and Peter Lawson of Thunder Road brought the script to me with the idea that I would be a part of such a great collaboration,” the actor says. “We all agreed on the potential of the project. I love the role, but you want the whole story, the whole ensemble to come to life.”



    Set to open this weekend (October 24-26) in the US, online entertainment website Screenrant picks “John Wick” to be number one at the box-office with extremely positive reviews from its early screenings.  Jordan Huffman of The Guardian has this to say of the movie’s action scenes, “Veteran stuntmen and second unit directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, making their debut as feature directors, stage the action with a fierce clarity. John Wick kills his way through neon nightclubs, art deco-inspired hotel rooms and eerily lit churches. Unlike, say, the work of John Woo, there isn’t a reliance on slow-motion, which affords the blunt, direct to the head gun-fu – a “holy cow, did he just do that?” shock value. When you think you’ve seen John Wick twist in the most acrobatic way to blast the baddie sneaking up behind him, he’ll strike another pose that tops it.”


    “John Wick” blasts into (local) theatres nationwide on October 30 (from Pioneer Films).

    KEANU REEVES PLAYS HITMAN IN “JOHN WICK” – Surprises with Unexpected Use Of Artillery In Action Scenes

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    One of Hollywood’s top lead actors, 50-year old Keanu Reeves is at the top of his game- physique and stamina even better to-date in the full-throttle action-packed film “John Wick” as he takes on the titular role of a retired assassin who hunts down his adversaries with the ruthlessness that made him a crime underworld legend.



                    After the sudden death of his beloved wife Helen (Bridget Moynahan), John Wick (Reeves) receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen). When John refuses to sell the car, Iosef and his henchmen break into his house and steal it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen.



                    John’s search for his stolen vehicle takes him to a side of New York City that tourists never see, a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, where John Wick was once the baddest guy of all. After learning that his attacker is the only son of a former associate, vicious Russian crime boss Viggo Tarasov (Michael Nyqvist), John turns his attention to vengeance. As word spreads that the legendary hit man is after his son, Viggo offers a generous bounty to anyone who can bring John down. With a veritable army on his trail, John once again becomes the remorseless killing machine the underworld once feared, launching a pitched battle against Viggo and his soldiers that could mean the end of them both.



    Given the character’s fabled career as an assassin, the filmmakers initially imagined an older actor in the role. “Instead, we decided to look for someone who is not literally older, but who has a seasoned history in the film world,” “Keanu Reeves is someone I’ve always wanted to work with.  Reeves’ impeccable action pedigree, which includes the groundbreaking “Matrix” trilogy, two chapters of the blockbuster “Speed” franchise and the daredevil adventure “Point Break,” has justifiably earned him iconic status in the action world,” says producer Basil Iwanyk.



    Reeves signed on to headline John Wick, working closely with the writer to refine the story. “Basil and Peter Lawson of Thunder Road brought the script to me with the idea that I would be a part of such a great collaboration,” the actor says. “We all agreed on the potential of the project. I love the role, but you want the whole story, the whole ensemble to come to life.”



    Set to open this weekend (October 24-26) in the US, online entertainment website Screenrant picks “John Wick” to be number one at the box-office with extremely positive reviews from its early screenings.  Jordan Huffman of The Guardian has this to say of the movie’s action scenes, “Veteran stuntmen and second unit directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, making their debut as feature directors, stage the action with a fierce clarity. John Wick kills his way through neon nightclubs, art deco-inspired hotel rooms and eerily lit churches. Unlike, say, the work of John Woo, there isn’t a reliance on slow-motion, which affords the blunt, direct to the head gun-fu – a “holy cow, did he just do that?” shock value. When you think you’ve seen John Wick twist in the most acrobatic way to blast the baddie sneaking up behind him, he’ll strike another pose that tops it.”


    “John Wick” blasts into (local) theatres nationwide on October 30 (from Pioneer Films).

    Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters May 1, 2015!



    Here is the sneak peak for the much awaited installment of the Avengers' film franchise:







    The First Official Teaser Trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron"

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    Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters May 1, 2015!



    Here is the sneak peak for the much awaited installment of the Avengers' film franchise:







    Just released - Pitbull’s  brand new fun song “Celebrate” that will be featured on the “Penguins of Madagascar” soundtrack.  The 3D CG feature comedy follows in the tradition of the three Madagascar movies - which have earned close to two billion dollars since their debut in 2005 - and tracks the origins of the enormously popular Polar foursome, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.



    Check out the music video here where the Penguins sing and dance with Pitbull -




    A DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox film - “Penguins of Madagascar” (3D) opens November 26 in cinemas nationwide to be distributed by Warner Bros. (in Phils.).

    PITBULL’S “CELEBRATE” WITH THE “PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR”

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    Just released - Pitbull’s  brand new fun song “Celebrate” that will be featured on the “Penguins of Madagascar” soundtrack.  The 3D CG feature comedy follows in the tradition of the three Madagascar movies - which have earned close to two billion dollars since their debut in 2005 - and tracks the origins of the enormously popular Polar foursome, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.



    Check out the music video here where the Penguins sing and dance with Pitbull -




    A DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox film - “Penguins of Madagascar” (3D) opens November 26 in cinemas nationwide to be distributed by Warner Bros. (in Phils.).

    The World War II action drama “Fury” that recently landed number one at the North American box-office at $23.5 million debut starring Academy Award Winner Brad Pitt is now showing nationwide in the Philippines.





                    “Fury” puts together a winning cast along with Pitt, a squadron of fearless soldiers in a Sherman tank called Fury – Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal and Logan Lerman.  The movie brings these American soldiers to German territory during the last days and bastion of World War II.     


                    Rotten Tomatoes, worldwide online reference when it comes to movies reflects an 80% score among critics with an overall consensus that the movie is a well-acted, suitably raw depiction of the horrors of war that offers visceral battle scenes. 

                    The intensity of the screenplay that "Fury" director David Ayer wrote for Fury has become his hallmark, but the movie, like his screenplays for Training Day, The Fast and theFurious, and other films, also demonstrates a deep connection between the characters.  “David’s movies are visceral and real, but they’re also deeply about brotherly love and friendship in the most extreme circumstances,” says producer Bill Block.


                    Details of the tankers’ memories come alive in Fury– for example, that every fifth bullet from the machine gun is a tracer; that there are so many tracers that the heat can melt the barrel; that the difference between outgoing and incoming artillery is the incoming’s telltale whistle; that the outgunned Sherman tanks could find ways to use their exceptional mobility against the Germans’ mighty Tiger tanks.  It’s these details that make the film feel true-to-life.



                    “Veteran accounts are hugely important, because they bring it to life,” says David Rae, one of the military technical advisors on the film.  “They give you the actual ground truth of how a crew fought through different theaters – through Normandy, North Africa, through the low countries, and finally to Germany, that final push.  They give you interesting stories that you can grab hold of and emotionally attach yourself to.”


                    There were five main tanks used for filming, all various models of the M4 Sherman tank: in the film, the tanks are nicknamed Fury, Matador, Lucy Sue, Old Phyllis, and Murder Inc. 

                    To populate the tank crews, Dowdall says, “We thought that the best thing would be to use trained tank crews – not collectors, but guys who’d been to Afghanistan and other combat situations recently.  They could not only command the tanks properly, but think on their feet if something went wrong with one of these seventy-year-old vehicles.”   For the Fury herself, there were three main vehicles used by the production.  First, naturally, was a real tank, supplied by the Bovington Tank Museum, a late-war Sherman with a 76mm gun. 

                    The tank – which was a rolling set that had to be dressed and maintained as a picture vehicle every day – also became a second home of sorts for the actors who portray its crew.  “When they had boot camp, they were taught to live outside;later, when Fury became available to them, we couldn’t really get them out of it,” says Tank Crew Supervisor Jim Dowdall.  “They put their own stamp on it.  They began to live and to eat inside it.  Between rehearsals, instead of getting off the tank, they just hunkered down inside and talked and lived like a tank crew would.  I think that shows in the movie – there’s a familiarity.”

                    Jon Bernthal – like all of the actors – became very attached to the Fury.  “They say it ain’t the size of the dog in a fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.  She’s a badass tank,” he says, describing the tank.  “She’s not the biggest, not the strongest – you should see the Tiger! – but she’s all heart.”

                    Adds Logan Lerman: “Seeing the tanks up and running, these seventy-year-old vehicles – it was a beautiful sight.” 

                    Over the course of the 24 fateful hours wherein the movie takes place, the actors' training will be tested as their roles as the five men of the Fury – Wardaddy (Pitt), the commander; Boyd Swan (LaBeouf), the gunner; Grady Travis (Bernthal), the loader; Trini Garcia (Pena), the driver; and Norman (Lerman), the assistant driver – take on 300 enemy German troops in a desperate battle for survival. 


                    "Fury" is now showing at a theater near you!

    AMERICA’S BOX-OFFICE WINNER AND NUMBER 1 FILM “FURY” NOW SHOWING IN (PHILIPPINES) CINEMAS

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    The World War II action drama “Fury” that recently landed number one at the North American box-office at $23.5 million debut starring Academy Award Winner Brad Pitt is now showing nationwide in the Philippines.





                    “Fury” puts together a winning cast along with Pitt, a squadron of fearless soldiers in a Sherman tank called Fury – Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal and Logan Lerman.  The movie brings these American soldiers to German territory during the last days and bastion of World War II.     


                    Rotten Tomatoes, worldwide online reference when it comes to movies reflects an 80% score among critics with an overall consensus that the movie is a well-acted, suitably raw depiction of the horrors of war that offers visceral battle scenes. 

                    The intensity of the screenplay that "Fury" director David Ayer wrote for Fury has become his hallmark, but the movie, like his screenplays for Training Day, The Fast and theFurious, and other films, also demonstrates a deep connection between the characters.  “David’s movies are visceral and real, but they’re also deeply about brotherly love and friendship in the most extreme circumstances,” says producer Bill Block.


                    Details of the tankers’ memories come alive in Fury– for example, that every fifth bullet from the machine gun is a tracer; that there are so many tracers that the heat can melt the barrel; that the difference between outgoing and incoming artillery is the incoming’s telltale whistle; that the outgunned Sherman tanks could find ways to use their exceptional mobility against the Germans’ mighty Tiger tanks.  It’s these details that make the film feel true-to-life.



                    “Veteran accounts are hugely important, because they bring it to life,” says David Rae, one of the military technical advisors on the film.  “They give you the actual ground truth of how a crew fought through different theaters – through Normandy, North Africa, through the low countries, and finally to Germany, that final push.  They give you interesting stories that you can grab hold of and emotionally attach yourself to.”


                    There were five main tanks used for filming, all various models of the M4 Sherman tank: in the film, the tanks are nicknamed Fury, Matador, Lucy Sue, Old Phyllis, and Murder Inc. 

                    To populate the tank crews, Dowdall says, “We thought that the best thing would be to use trained tank crews – not collectors, but guys who’d been to Afghanistan and other combat situations recently.  They could not only command the tanks properly, but think on their feet if something went wrong with one of these seventy-year-old vehicles.”   For the Fury herself, there were three main vehicles used by the production.  First, naturally, was a real tank, supplied by the Bovington Tank Museum, a late-war Sherman with a 76mm gun. 

                    The tank – which was a rolling set that had to be dressed and maintained as a picture vehicle every day – also became a second home of sorts for the actors who portray its crew.  “When they had boot camp, they were taught to live outside;later, when Fury became available to them, we couldn’t really get them out of it,” says Tank Crew Supervisor Jim Dowdall.  “They put their own stamp on it.  They began to live and to eat inside it.  Between rehearsals, instead of getting off the tank, they just hunkered down inside and talked and lived like a tank crew would.  I think that shows in the movie – there’s a familiarity.”

                    Jon Bernthal – like all of the actors – became very attached to the Fury.  “They say it ain’t the size of the dog in a fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.  She’s a badass tank,” he says, describing the tank.  “She’s not the biggest, not the strongest – you should see the Tiger! – but she’s all heart.”

                    Adds Logan Lerman: “Seeing the tanks up and running, these seventy-year-old vehicles – it was a beautiful sight.” 

                    Over the course of the 24 fateful hours wherein the movie takes place, the actors' training will be tested as their roles as the five men of the Fury – Wardaddy (Pitt), the commander; Boyd Swan (LaBeouf), the gunner; Grady Travis (Bernthal), the loader; Trini Garcia (Pena), the driver; and Norman (Lerman), the assistant driver – take on 300 enemy German troops in a desperate battle for survival. 


                    "Fury" is now showing at a theater near you!

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