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    When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.




    Watch DreamWorks' HOME - Official Trailer here:




    Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez
    Director: Tim Johnson

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    When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Jim Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime.




    Watch DreamWorks' HOME - Official Trailer here:




    Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez
    Director: Tim Johnson

    Taking chances on a happily-ever-after love after childhood best friends Alex  and Rosie have gone through miles of separation, unwanted pregnancy and disastrous love affairs, can they still end up together in the end? In “Love, Rosie” is based on the bestselling novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern and starred in by one of Hollywood’s brightest new talents, Lily Collins (“The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones,” “Mirror, Mirror”), co-starring Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”).



     The film is based on the bestselling novel, “Where Rainbows End” from Irish author, Cecilia Ahern (“P.S. I Love You” author) from a screenplay by Juliette Towhidi (“Calendar Girls”) and is directed by Christian Ditter (The Crocodiles; Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods).

    “Choosing the person you want to share your life with is one of the most important decisions any of us makes, ever. Because when it’s wrong, it turns your life to grey, and sometimes you don’t even notice until you wake up one morning and realize years have gone by... Sometimes you don’t see that the best thing that’s ever happened to you is sitting there, right under your nose,” states a line from the character Rosie. In director Christian Ditter’s new film Love, Rosie, Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star as Rosie and Alex, childhood friends seemingly destined to be together, yet a couple which fate itself seems determined to keep apart. The film paints a rich and textured canvas of a complicated yet lifelong bond between Rosie and Alex, beginning in their childhood, spanning a trans-Atlantic separation, and enduring ups and downs of romantic liaisons with everyone but each other resulting in some bittersweet consequences.



    A rising star in Hollywood, Lily Collins marked her feature film debut alongside Sandra Bullock in the 2010 Oscar nominated film “The Blind Side.” In the short time since she’s filmed “Mirror, Mirror” with Julia Roberts, “Stuck in Love” with Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly, “The English Teacher” with Kinnear, Julianne Moore and Nathan Lane, and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

    “I just fell in love with it right away,” says Collins of the Love, Rosie screenplay and her decision to take on the project. “After reading it, I just couldn’t imagine myself not playing the part.” “I think everyone has a little bit of Rosie in them and I know I certainly do,” Collins continues. “She’s charismatic, shy at times, but determined. She’s thrown into these situations that a normal teenage girl could be thrown into, but she doesn’t let anything deter her from reaching her goals…. She’s a bit kooky at times, but in the most endearing way possible. And, of course, she’s just incredibly strong.”

    In collaboration with Ditter, Collins set about making the character her own. “In a sense it was about incorporating myself into Rosie and Rosie into me,” says the actress, who dropped her American accent for the role while simultaneously tackling the challenge of playing Rosie over the course of many years, following her transition from adolescence to adulthood.

    “It was a great challenge,” says Collins of playing the character as she matures over time. “Instead of prosthetics, it was all hair and make-up and wardrobe changes, whether I use certain words as a young girl and then stop using them as an older one – even her mannerisms, the way she carries herself and walks change… In the end, I would watch the playback and go, ‘Oh my god that was so my mom!’”







    “Lily is an incredibly smart and talented actress,” says Christian Ditter. “She’s very in touch with her feelings and very open emotionally. I basically just encouraged her to follow her heart and make each moment as truthful as possible.”

    “I’ve never felt so terrified and vulnerable in a movie, but at the same time so protected and inspired,” Collins continues. “I never thought I’d be able to work on this kind of level and it was Christian who got that out of me.”  “Lily is just a little jewel,” says Simon Brooks of his leading lady. “Every day, I’d have to say to her, ‘Do you have any idea how great your performance is?’ She was funny, but she also had these heavy emotional scenes that had to be treated with great care. I would also watch the people on set when she was doing a particularly emotional scene and how moved they would be…. She’s just been so committed to this project since day one. I’m so proud of her and what she’s done.”

    “She’s a diamond,” agrees Sam Claflin, who plays Rosie’s unattainable love, Alex on screen. “It worked so well because we got to know each other so well,” says the young British actor. “You have to really get on with someone if you’re going to work together on this kind of level... I’d like to think we not only became friends, but friends for life."


                    “Love, Rosie” opens December 3 in cinemas from Pioneer Films. 

    Best Friend For Life Take A Leap Of Faith To Be More Than Friends In “LOVE, ROSIE”

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    Taking chances on a happily-ever-after love after childhood best friends Alex  and Rosie have gone through miles of separation, unwanted pregnancy and disastrous love affairs, can they still end up together in the end? In “Love, Rosie” is based on the bestselling novel “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern and starred in by one of Hollywood’s brightest new talents, Lily Collins (“The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones,” “Mirror, Mirror”), co-starring Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”).



     The film is based on the bestselling novel, “Where Rainbows End” from Irish author, Cecilia Ahern (“P.S. I Love You” author) from a screenplay by Juliette Towhidi (“Calendar Girls”) and is directed by Christian Ditter (The Crocodiles; Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods).

    “Choosing the person you want to share your life with is one of the most important decisions any of us makes, ever. Because when it’s wrong, it turns your life to grey, and sometimes you don’t even notice until you wake up one morning and realize years have gone by... Sometimes you don’t see that the best thing that’s ever happened to you is sitting there, right under your nose,” states a line from the character Rosie. In director Christian Ditter’s new film Love, Rosie, Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star as Rosie and Alex, childhood friends seemingly destined to be together, yet a couple which fate itself seems determined to keep apart. The film paints a rich and textured canvas of a complicated yet lifelong bond between Rosie and Alex, beginning in their childhood, spanning a trans-Atlantic separation, and enduring ups and downs of romantic liaisons with everyone but each other resulting in some bittersweet consequences.



    A rising star in Hollywood, Lily Collins marked her feature film debut alongside Sandra Bullock in the 2010 Oscar nominated film “The Blind Side.” In the short time since she’s filmed “Mirror, Mirror” with Julia Roberts, “Stuck in Love” with Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly, “The English Teacher” with Kinnear, Julianne Moore and Nathan Lane, and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

    “I just fell in love with it right away,” says Collins of the Love, Rosie screenplay and her decision to take on the project. “After reading it, I just couldn’t imagine myself not playing the part.” “I think everyone has a little bit of Rosie in them and I know I certainly do,” Collins continues. “She’s charismatic, shy at times, but determined. She’s thrown into these situations that a normal teenage girl could be thrown into, but she doesn’t let anything deter her from reaching her goals…. She’s a bit kooky at times, but in the most endearing way possible. And, of course, she’s just incredibly strong.”

    In collaboration with Ditter, Collins set about making the character her own. “In a sense it was about incorporating myself into Rosie and Rosie into me,” says the actress, who dropped her American accent for the role while simultaneously tackling the challenge of playing Rosie over the course of many years, following her transition from adolescence to adulthood.

    “It was a great challenge,” says Collins of playing the character as she matures over time. “Instead of prosthetics, it was all hair and make-up and wardrobe changes, whether I use certain words as a young girl and then stop using them as an older one – even her mannerisms, the way she carries herself and walks change… In the end, I would watch the playback and go, ‘Oh my god that was so my mom!’”







    “Lily is an incredibly smart and talented actress,” says Christian Ditter. “She’s very in touch with her feelings and very open emotionally. I basically just encouraged her to follow her heart and make each moment as truthful as possible.”

    “I’ve never felt so terrified and vulnerable in a movie, but at the same time so protected and inspired,” Collins continues. “I never thought I’d be able to work on this kind of level and it was Christian who got that out of me.”  “Lily is just a little jewel,” says Simon Brooks of his leading lady. “Every day, I’d have to say to her, ‘Do you have any idea how great your performance is?’ She was funny, but she also had these heavy emotional scenes that had to be treated with great care. I would also watch the people on set when she was doing a particularly emotional scene and how moved they would be…. She’s just been so committed to this project since day one. I’m so proud of her and what she’s done.”

    “She’s a diamond,” agrees Sam Claflin, who plays Rosie’s unattainable love, Alex on screen. “It worked so well because we got to know each other so well,” says the young British actor. “You have to really get on with someone if you’re going to work together on this kind of level... I’d like to think we not only became friends, but friends for life."


                    “Love, Rosie” opens December 3 in cinemas from Pioneer Films. 

    One man’s destiny to rule an empire is about to be challenged by a man destined to defy it in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. The film’s intrigue, scale, scope, adventurer and vivid characters provide a unique theatrical event.  The Exodus from Egypt is the original and definitive heroic saga.  It's also a powerful and personal story rich with emotion, rivalry and betrayal and an undying quest for freedom.


                    Notes Scott: “Moses’ life is one of the greatest adventures and spiritual quests of all time.”  From its opening battle where 15,000 Egyptian soldiers attack a Hittite encampment, to the towering structures, a terrifying series of plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea, Scott brings his signature vision to one of our most cherished and important stories.

    Christian Bale stars as Moses, alongside Joel Edgerton as Ramses, John Turturro as Seti, Ben Kingsley as Nun, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.  The cast of “EXODUS: Gods and Kings” is comprised of numerous award winners, and hails from a wide range of countries.  As Ridley Scott explains, “Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads between Africa, the Middle East and Europe.  We cast actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture – from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs.  There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had many discussions about how to best represent the culture. In bringing to life a story that has roots in many religions and is important to people across the world, we also looked to cast actors who could, through their vivid performances, do justice to a universal story.”


                 
    Christian Bale is an actor with whom Scott has long sought to collaborate. “Christian has a very powerful physical presence on screen,” he notes.  Before shooting “Exodus: gods and Kings,”, Bale had starred in the Scott Free production Out of the Furnace, playing a steel worker.  To Scott, that role, in a way, presaged the actor’s turn as the Hebrew prophet and liberator.  “Moses is much more like a steel worker than a Pharaoh – he’s a modest man with common sense.”

    Read our Epic 40-Minute Exclusive Preview Experience of The Exodus: Gods and Kings here

    Scott describes Bale’s performance as “an inside job. He gets right into the character and you are staring at a passionate leader. I enjoyed working with Christian as much as I have with anyone; he surprised me every day. I expected a lot, and I got more.”



    There was certainly much to explore with the character.  “Moses is an iconic figure who at the same time has to be played as a real person,” says Scott.  “He’s the film’s heroic center and its emotional core.”  Bale took on the role for several reasons.  He explains: “I feel the Exodus story is not only one of the cornerstones of many of the world’s sacred texts, but it is one of the most profound narratives in human history.  I found that Moses was a complex and reluctant hero. Through his faith he transformed into a freedom fighter who would stop at nothing to further God's will.  That said, he was also a man of contradictions:  He was faithful but also argumentative; hesitant but also assertive; a warrior but also a liberator; and he was tempestuous but stoic.”


    `In short, adds the actor, “Moses is one of the most fascinating characters I’ve ever studied.”   To that end, Bale read the holy texts, including the Torah and parts of the Koran, as well as the acclaimed book Moses: A Life by Jonathan Kirsch.  He also watched two films whose approach to history and religion is very different from “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”  “To get a humorous perspective before tackling this epic film I watched the comedies History of the World, Part I [directed by Mel Brooks] and the Monty Python classic The Life of Brian.”



    When Ramses rejects Moses’ pleas to let the prophet’s people go, Egypt is hit by a series of plagues and pestilences. Ramses’ advisors offer science-based explanations for the phenomena –spectacles that are both thrilling and horrifying.

    Laws of nature, taken to their extreme – and perhaps with divine intervention – can explain these plagues, but the final scourge transcends nature: The firstborn sons of Egypt are killed overnight, including the Pharaoh's own child. When Ramses realizes that no Hebrew slave children have died, he orders them to leave Egypt – but shortly thereafter leads his army to pursue and kill the fleeing Hebrews.



    Moses and his ill-equipped band of 400,000 followers, loaded down with whatever meager household goods they could carry, struggle to cross the foreboding mountains, heading for the Red Sea and to a crossing area that Moses had used before.  Arriving at the Red Sea, with the Egyptian army close behind, Moses realizes he has taken the wrong route and missed the shallow waters.  Faced with the massive body of water on one side, and the thousands of Egyptian troops on the other, Moses despairs.   As Ramses prepares for his final assault, Moses realizes that the tide is receding at a rapid pace. He rallies his people and they begin to stumble through the shallows.  When the Hebrews complete the crossing, Ramses’ pursuing troops are engulfed by a massive wave.



    For Christian Bale, portraying Moses was an unforgettable experience.  “He’s such an intoxicating character to play, that in many ways I felt like, ‘Wow, can’t we keep going?’  There is so much more to tell about him, and he’s even more fascinating than anything I had realized.”



    Christian Bale  was born in Wales and grew up in England and the U.S.  He made his film debut in Steven Spielberg’s World War II epic “Empire of the Sun.”   Bale’s work to date includes “Henry V,” “The Portrait of a Lady,” “The Secret Agent,” “Metroland,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “All the Little Animals,” “American Psycho,” “Laurel Canyon,” “The Machinist,” “Batman Begins,” “The New World,” “The Prestige,” “Harsh Times,” “Rescue Dawn,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “I’m Not There,” “The Dark Knight,” “Public Enemies,” “The Fighter,” “Flowers of War” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”   More recently, Bale starred in “Out of the Furnace,” “American Hustle” and “Knight of Cups.”

    Watch the official international trailer of “EXODUS: Gods and Kings” here:


    Available in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” opens December 5 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

    Christian Bale: Leading God's People Out Of Slavery In “EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS”

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    One man’s destiny to rule an empire is about to be challenged by a man destined to defy it in Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings” starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Ramses. The film’s intrigue, scale, scope, adventurer and vivid characters provide a unique theatrical event.  The Exodus from Egypt is the original and definitive heroic saga.  It's also a powerful and personal story rich with emotion, rivalry and betrayal and an undying quest for freedom.


                    Notes Scott: “Moses’ life is one of the greatest adventures and spiritual quests of all time.”  From its opening battle where 15,000 Egyptian soldiers attack a Hittite encampment, to the towering structures, a terrifying series of plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea, Scott brings his signature vision to one of our most cherished and important stories.

    Christian Bale stars as Moses, alongside Joel Edgerton as Ramses, John Turturro as Seti, Ben Kingsley as Nun, and Aaron Paul as Joshua.  The cast of “EXODUS: Gods and Kings” is comprised of numerous award winners, and hails from a wide range of countries.  As Ridley Scott explains, “Egypt was – as it is now – a confluence of cultures, as a result of being a crossroads between Africa, the Middle East and Europe.  We cast actors from different ethnicities to reflect this diversity of culture – from Iranians to Spaniards to Arabs.  There are many different theories about the ethnicity of the Egyptian people, and we had many discussions about how to best represent the culture. In bringing to life a story that has roots in many religions and is important to people across the world, we also looked to cast actors who could, through their vivid performances, do justice to a universal story.”


                 
    Christian Bale is an actor with whom Scott has long sought to collaborate. “Christian has a very powerful physical presence on screen,” he notes.  Before shooting “Exodus: gods and Kings,”, Bale had starred in the Scott Free production Out of the Furnace, playing a steel worker.  To Scott, that role, in a way, presaged the actor’s turn as the Hebrew prophet and liberator.  “Moses is much more like a steel worker than a Pharaoh – he’s a modest man with common sense.”

    Read our Epic 40-Minute Exclusive Preview Experience of The Exodus: Gods and Kings here

    Scott describes Bale’s performance as “an inside job. He gets right into the character and you are staring at a passionate leader. I enjoyed working with Christian as much as I have with anyone; he surprised me every day. I expected a lot, and I got more.”



    There was certainly much to explore with the character.  “Moses is an iconic figure who at the same time has to be played as a real person,” says Scott.  “He’s the film’s heroic center and its emotional core.”  Bale took on the role for several reasons.  He explains: “I feel the Exodus story is not only one of the cornerstones of many of the world’s sacred texts, but it is one of the most profound narratives in human history.  I found that Moses was a complex and reluctant hero. Through his faith he transformed into a freedom fighter who would stop at nothing to further God's will.  That said, he was also a man of contradictions:  He was faithful but also argumentative; hesitant but also assertive; a warrior but also a liberator; and he was tempestuous but stoic.”


    `In short, adds the actor, “Moses is one of the most fascinating characters I’ve ever studied.”   To that end, Bale read the holy texts, including the Torah and parts of the Koran, as well as the acclaimed book Moses: A Life by Jonathan Kirsch.  He also watched two films whose approach to history and religion is very different from “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”  “To get a humorous perspective before tackling this epic film I watched the comedies History of the World, Part I [directed by Mel Brooks] and the Monty Python classic The Life of Brian.”



    When Ramses rejects Moses’ pleas to let the prophet’s people go, Egypt is hit by a series of plagues and pestilences. Ramses’ advisors offer science-based explanations for the phenomena –spectacles that are both thrilling and horrifying.

    Laws of nature, taken to their extreme – and perhaps with divine intervention – can explain these plagues, but the final scourge transcends nature: The firstborn sons of Egypt are killed overnight, including the Pharaoh's own child. When Ramses realizes that no Hebrew slave children have died, he orders them to leave Egypt – but shortly thereafter leads his army to pursue and kill the fleeing Hebrews.



    Moses and his ill-equipped band of 400,000 followers, loaded down with whatever meager household goods they could carry, struggle to cross the foreboding mountains, heading for the Red Sea and to a crossing area that Moses had used before.  Arriving at the Red Sea, with the Egyptian army close behind, Moses realizes he has taken the wrong route and missed the shallow waters.  Faced with the massive body of water on one side, and the thousands of Egyptian troops on the other, Moses despairs.   As Ramses prepares for his final assault, Moses realizes that the tide is receding at a rapid pace. He rallies his people and they begin to stumble through the shallows.  When the Hebrews complete the crossing, Ramses’ pursuing troops are engulfed by a massive wave.



    For Christian Bale, portraying Moses was an unforgettable experience.  “He’s such an intoxicating character to play, that in many ways I felt like, ‘Wow, can’t we keep going?’  There is so much more to tell about him, and he’s even more fascinating than anything I had realized.”



    Christian Bale  was born in Wales and grew up in England and the U.S.  He made his film debut in Steven Spielberg’s World War II epic “Empire of the Sun.”   Bale’s work to date includes “Henry V,” “The Portrait of a Lady,” “The Secret Agent,” “Metroland,” “Velvet Goldmine,” “All the Little Animals,” “American Psycho,” “Laurel Canyon,” “The Machinist,” “Batman Begins,” “The New World,” “The Prestige,” “Harsh Times,” “Rescue Dawn,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “I’m Not There,” “The Dark Knight,” “Public Enemies,” “The Fighter,” “Flowers of War” and “The Dark Knight Rises.”   More recently, Bale starred in “Out of the Furnace,” “American Hustle” and “Knight of Cups.”

    Watch the official international trailer of “EXODUS: Gods and Kings” here:


    Available in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D, “Exodus: Gods and Kings” opens December 5 in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

    Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of Black Sea, the suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland).



    Black Sea centers on a rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

    Watch the Official Trailer of "BLACK SEA" here:

    Watch the Official Trailer of "BLACK SEA"

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    Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of Black Sea, the suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland).



    Black Sea centers on a rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

    Watch the Official Trailer of "BLACK SEA" here:

    The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.



    Watch "INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3" - Official Teaser Trailer here:

    INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 - Official Teaser Trailer

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    The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.



    Watch "INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3" - Official Teaser Trailer here:

    Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

    The film is based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen," by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).



    Watch the clip of "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING" - Meeting of the Minds here:





    THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING - Meeting of the Minds

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    Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

    The film is based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen," by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).



    Watch the clip of "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING" - Meeting of the Minds here:





    Wednesday, November 26, 2014

    Founded in 1995, the International Pink Festival (IPF) is the largest, most well-attended LGBT film festival in the Philippines. The 8-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging film selections from major independent and international filmmakers with more than 35 films from 15 countries.



    The Quezon City International Pink Film Festival envisions at creating experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world that promotes and advocates positive and long lasting effects on LGBT and the community. In addition to QCIPFF’s 8-day film screening, the Festival will reach out more than 100,000 people annually with year-round programming to schools, communities and provinces. QCIPFF also offers a Gender Advocacy Seminar Workshop that is embedded on our select films for all audiences specifically Students, LGBT organizations, corporate leaders, non-government organizations and private individuals on topics regarding LGBT awareness, HIV education, LGBT rights, and employment.


    Celebrating the 75th Founding Anniversary of Quezon City, the QC International Pink Film Festival features contemporary classics of the country’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films. Poised to become the largest LGBT film festival in Asia, the festival also features the best of world cinema in its program.

    Here is the schedule of the films for QC International Pink Film Festival:



    Opening the festival is Nick Deocampo’s “#pinQCity,” a glimpse into Quezon City’s LGBT community and its struggle for recognition. Known for his prizewinning films that set the pioneering trail for gay filmmaking in the country, Deocampo is also the Festival Director of the Pink festival.

    Showcasing the best in local queer filmmaking, the line-up boasts of award-winning films that look into the young and old queer generations. Auraeus Solito’s “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” is paired with Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita.” The senior gay community is represented by Dolphy’s appearance as comfort gay in Gil Portes’ “Markova.” Aging prisoners attempting to live a new life provide hilarious fun in Joey Paras’ “Wala na bang ibang Title?” which premieres in the festival. The largest program covers the indie film scene. Leading the pack is Joel Lamangan’s “Lihis” joined by other prize-winning films like Eduardo Roy Jr.s’ “Quickchange,” Jay Altarejos’ “Unfriend,” Alvin Yapan and Alemberg Ang “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa,” Yapan’s “Gaydar,” and Benjamin Garcia’s “Philippino Story.”

    The short film program sizzles with works that touch on themes of representation. Included are two works by Rod Singh like “Alindanaw” and “Bilanggays,” Chloe Ann Veloso’s “Ina-Tay,” Nerissa Pecadizzo “Astray,” and David Corpuz’s “The Ordinary Things We Do.” The documentary program is strongly represented by both recent and classic works. Baby Ruth Villarama’s “Jazz in Love” is a sensitive cross-cultural romance of modern love. Deocampo’s classic “Oliver” paired with his “The Sex Warriors and the Samurai” are films that still remain to be relevant depictions of lives lived under the Marcos dictatorship and the onslaught of globalization.


    Screening for one week at Trinoma Cinema 3, these Filipino queer film classics will be joined by films coming from the international community. For more information, visit the website: www.qcpinkfestival.com




    Source: http://www.qcpinkfestival.com/



    The QC International Pink Film Festival: Showcasing The Best of Queer Cinema

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    Founded in 1995, the International Pink Festival (IPF) is the largest, most well-attended LGBT film festival in the Philippines. The 8-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging film selections from major independent and international filmmakers with more than 35 films from 15 countries.



    The Quezon City International Pink Film Festival envisions at creating experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world that promotes and advocates positive and long lasting effects on LGBT and the community. In addition to QCIPFF’s 8-day film screening, the Festival will reach out more than 100,000 people annually with year-round programming to schools, communities and provinces. QCIPFF also offers a Gender Advocacy Seminar Workshop that is embedded on our select films for all audiences specifically Students, LGBT organizations, corporate leaders, non-government organizations and private individuals on topics regarding LGBT awareness, HIV education, LGBT rights, and employment.


    Celebrating the 75th Founding Anniversary of Quezon City, the QC International Pink Film Festival features contemporary classics of the country’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films. Poised to become the largest LGBT film festival in Asia, the festival also features the best of world cinema in its program.

    Here is the schedule of the films for QC International Pink Film Festival:



    Opening the festival is Nick Deocampo’s “#pinQCity,” a glimpse into Quezon City’s LGBT community and its struggle for recognition. Known for his prizewinning films that set the pioneering trail for gay filmmaking in the country, Deocampo is also the Festival Director of the Pink festival.

    Showcasing the best in local queer filmmaking, the line-up boasts of award-winning films that look into the young and old queer generations. Auraeus Solito’s “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” is paired with Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita.” The senior gay community is represented by Dolphy’s appearance as comfort gay in Gil Portes’ “Markova.” Aging prisoners attempting to live a new life provide hilarious fun in Joey Paras’ “Wala na bang ibang Title?” which premieres in the festival. The largest program covers the indie film scene. Leading the pack is Joel Lamangan’s “Lihis” joined by other prize-winning films like Eduardo Roy Jr.s’ “Quickchange,” Jay Altarejos’ “Unfriend,” Alvin Yapan and Alemberg Ang “Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa,” Yapan’s “Gaydar,” and Benjamin Garcia’s “Philippino Story.”

    The short film program sizzles with works that touch on themes of representation. Included are two works by Rod Singh like “Alindanaw” and “Bilanggays,” Chloe Ann Veloso’s “Ina-Tay,” Nerissa Pecadizzo “Astray,” and David Corpuz’s “The Ordinary Things We Do.” The documentary program is strongly represented by both recent and classic works. Baby Ruth Villarama’s “Jazz in Love” is a sensitive cross-cultural romance of modern love. Deocampo’s classic “Oliver” paired with his “The Sex Warriors and the Samurai” are films that still remain to be relevant depictions of lives lived under the Marcos dictatorship and the onslaught of globalization.


    Screening for one week at Trinoma Cinema 3, these Filipino queer film classics will be joined by films coming from the international community. For more information, visit the website: www.qcpinkfestival.com




    Source: http://www.qcpinkfestival.com/



    Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.



    From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

    The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

    Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.

    Watch The Official Teaser Trailer of "Pan" here:



    Filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, “Pan,” is set for a worldwide release in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX® on July 17, 2015.

    The Official Teaser Trailer of "Pan"

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    Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.



    From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”).

    The film stars Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman (“Les Misérables”) as Blackbeard; Garrett Hedlund (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) as Hook; Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) as Tiger Lily; Adeel Akhtar (“The Dictator”) as Smee; and newcomer Levi Miller as Peter.

    Wright directs “Pan” from a screenplay written by Jason Fuchs. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Paul Webster are producing, with Tim Lewis serving as executive producer.

    Watch The Official Teaser Trailer of "Pan" here:



    Filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, “Pan,” is set for a worldwide release in 3D and 2D in select theatres and IMAX® on July 17, 2015.

    Tony Award-winning stage performer Denis O’Hare, known for his fearsome character in “True Blood” faces one the fiercest immortal creature jackal-headed god Anubis in the terrifying horror event of the year “The Pyramid.”



    In “The Pyramid,” father-daughter team of archaeologists, Dr. Nora Holden (Ashley Hinshaw) and her father Miles (Denis O’Hare) have stumbled in what could be the most important discovery of their careers. Using NASA satellite imaging technology, they have uncovered the first three-sided Egyptian pyramid buried deep under the desert for over 5,000 years. Followed by documentarian Sunni Marshe (Christa Nicola) and her cameraman Terrence “Fitzie” Fitzsimmons (James Buckley), and with the help of robotics expert Michael Zahir (Amir Kamyab), the team is determined to explore the foreboding structure.

    With the screenplay finalized and the sets under construction, the filmmakers’ attentions turned to casting. “Originally we were going to go for unknowns,” reveals producer Scott Silver, “but we found a new dimension when we started thinking about established actors who hadn’t quite fully broken out yet.”

    Helping bring to life the film’s key relationship – the father/daughter bond between Holden and Nora – is Denis O’Hare, a Tony-winning actor who’s had memorable roles in stage, on screen and on television. “As played by Denis, Holden is the opposite of Nora,” says director Greg Levasseur. “Holden doesn’t want to go into the pyramid, he’s always concerned about safety and you realize he’s wise to do so. He’s the first to figure out what’s going on.”


    O’Hare notes that the part was challenging to research. “The funny thing about researching a role is you inevitably explore the wrong thing,” he says. “To make this character work properly I investigated how people react under pressure and what they do when they’re trapped.   To become Holden, it was less about me becoming an archaeologist and more about becoming someone who’s trapped in a pyramid!”  O’Hare did immerse himself in Egyptian history by absorbing an entire lecture series on Ancient Egypt and then learning about other civilizations of the time. “It’s a great excuse to get to know a new area,” he confirms.

    Where Nora is eager for a groundbreaking discovery, Holden is jaded from years of coasting. “He’s an academician who’s never had the right idea or received the right funding,” O’Hare reflects. “I imagine he had an early success in his twenties, which landed him a professorship, and then nothing else has happened to him. Now, because his daughter is reigniting that thirst for discovery and exploration, he makes some bad decisions.”



    For Hinshaw, O’Hare proved to be a perfect co-star. “We spent a lot of time discussing their relationship,” she says. “We focused on the characters’ backstory. It’s rare to get a co-star who’s as into that as I am, and perhaps he’s even more interested than me. We started developing all these stories about their lives and their life together before the film starts.”  Cementing the father/daughter bond was always the key driver of the story. Their disparate personalities and goals are heightened by Nora’s embracing of new technology – the very technology that reveals the location of the pyramid – and Holden’s desire to continue using the tried and true methods of his profession. “They  have an emotional connection, that anyone can relate to, but it also increases the tension because you can have a more direct confrontation with your father than you can with, say, your professor,” Hinshaw concludes.


    The doors to “The Pyramid” opens December 10 nationwide in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

    True Blood's Fearsome Vampire Denis O’Hare Battles Fiercer Creatures In “THE PYRAMID”

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    Tony Award-winning stage performer Denis O’Hare, known for his fearsome character in “True Blood” faces one the fiercest immortal creature jackal-headed god Anubis in the terrifying horror event of the year “The Pyramid.”



    In “The Pyramid,” father-daughter team of archaeologists, Dr. Nora Holden (Ashley Hinshaw) and her father Miles (Denis O’Hare) have stumbled in what could be the most important discovery of their careers. Using NASA satellite imaging technology, they have uncovered the first three-sided Egyptian pyramid buried deep under the desert for over 5,000 years. Followed by documentarian Sunni Marshe (Christa Nicola) and her cameraman Terrence “Fitzie” Fitzsimmons (James Buckley), and with the help of robotics expert Michael Zahir (Amir Kamyab), the team is determined to explore the foreboding structure.

    With the screenplay finalized and the sets under construction, the filmmakers’ attentions turned to casting. “Originally we were going to go for unknowns,” reveals producer Scott Silver, “but we found a new dimension when we started thinking about established actors who hadn’t quite fully broken out yet.”

    Helping bring to life the film’s key relationship – the father/daughter bond between Holden and Nora – is Denis O’Hare, a Tony-winning actor who’s had memorable roles in stage, on screen and on television. “As played by Denis, Holden is the opposite of Nora,” says director Greg Levasseur. “Holden doesn’t want to go into the pyramid, he’s always concerned about safety and you realize he’s wise to do so. He’s the first to figure out what’s going on.”


    O’Hare notes that the part was challenging to research. “The funny thing about researching a role is you inevitably explore the wrong thing,” he says. “To make this character work properly I investigated how people react under pressure and what they do when they’re trapped.   To become Holden, it was less about me becoming an archaeologist and more about becoming someone who’s trapped in a pyramid!”  O’Hare did immerse himself in Egyptian history by absorbing an entire lecture series on Ancient Egypt and then learning about other civilizations of the time. “It’s a great excuse to get to know a new area,” he confirms.

    Where Nora is eager for a groundbreaking discovery, Holden is jaded from years of coasting. “He’s an academician who’s never had the right idea or received the right funding,” O’Hare reflects. “I imagine he had an early success in his twenties, which landed him a professorship, and then nothing else has happened to him. Now, because his daughter is reigniting that thirst for discovery and exploration, he makes some bad decisions.”



    For Hinshaw, O’Hare proved to be a perfect co-star. “We spent a lot of time discussing their relationship,” she says. “We focused on the characters’ backstory. It’s rare to get a co-star who’s as into that as I am, and perhaps he’s even more interested than me. We started developing all these stories about their lives and their life together before the film starts.”  Cementing the father/daughter bond was always the key driver of the story. Their disparate personalities and goals are heightened by Nora’s embracing of new technology – the very technology that reveals the location of the pyramid – and Holden’s desire to continue using the tried and true methods of his profession. “They  have an emotional connection, that anyone can relate to, but it also increases the tension because you can have a more direct confrontation with your father than you can with, say, your professor,” Hinshaw concludes.


    The doors to “The Pyramid” opens December 10 nationwide in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

    From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.  Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.



    Filmed in 3D, Scott’s film tells the story of Moses, abandoned by a desperate mother as a baby after the Egyptian rulers orders the murder of all boys born to slaves. He is found in the bulrushes by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal household, where he grows up alongside Ramses, the future monarch.


    As a man, Moses has a vision and turns his back on his privileged life and leads his people, the Israelites, from enslavement. Scott’s film will feature ground-breaking special effects, including the plagues - visited upon Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea.



    According to the Book of Exodus in the Bible, God inflicted ten plagues on Egypt as punishment for not releasing the children of Israel from slavery – these included frogs, flies, boils, hail stones and locusts, all of which feature in Scott’s movie. It made for some very interesting days filming, says Edgerton.

    The central relationship of “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is between Moses and Ramses, who grew up as brothers.  Ramses becomes Pharaoh and Moses his most trusted advisor and second in command.  But when Ramses learns that Moses is actually a Hebrew, he expels his “brother” into the desert and to an almost certain death.  “Ramses personifies how absolute power corrupts absolutely,” says Joel Edgerton who takes on the role. “Ramses starts to believe he actually is a god, which creates a wonderful dynamic between Moses and him.”



    Ramses is the story’s principal antagonist, but Scott and Edgerton wanted to give the character nuances and complexities that transcend stock villainy.  “Ramses has a strong , brotherly connection to Moses, so he’s very conflicted when Moses is revealed to be a Hebrew.  He also loves his wife Nefertari, and his young son, so that gives him important emotional shadings,” says the director.

    Scott first encountered Edgerton years earlier, while casting his Crusades epic, “Kingdom of Heaven.”  The actor was deemed too young for the role then, but Scott continued to follow Edgerton’s career, particularly his work in the acclaimed independent drama Animal Kingdom. “Joel has flair, and he’s athletic, brooding, intellectual and very warm as well. He transposed himself elegantly into the demeanor of an Ancient Egyptian, acknowledging the period, without it feeling like ‘period.’ Ramses is a bad guy, with good emotional parts to his character, so that you are not sure whether to hate him or not. Joel is also very physical, so he provides a real sense of action and fury when needed.”
                   
    Bale hails Edgerton’s “tremendous commitment to the role.  I felt he had one of the most difficult parts in the film.  Joel captures all the arrogance of someone with limitless power, and all the insecurities of someone desperately trying to hold onto his position.”
      



    Edgerton relished the role, especially its complexities.  “The most fascinating villain is someone who, in their own movie, would be the hero,” he explains. “I always feel if you can understand the bad guy, you can cheer for the hero even more. So I wanted to find that balance between doing my job as the villain of the piece, but give him humanity.  Amidst all the epic scenes of warfare, the big conflict here is the battle of wills between Ramses and Moses.”

    Edgerton admits that Ramses has a huge ego, as expected from someone brought up to believe he is a living god. “He is unreasonable and lacks empathy,” says the actor. “Ramses is a tyrant and a dictator, but that was part of the beliefs of the times.”

    Joel Edgerton has been on some big – very big – films in the past but nothing has compared to Ridley Scott’s epic adventure Exodus: Gods & Kings.  “It’s definitely one of the biggest that I’ve ever been involved in. The scale of the sets, the amount of people around – the crew and the hundreds of extras we have on some days - and the epic scale of the story, is really staggering.”


    “Exodus: Gods and Kings” opens December 5 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

    Joel Edgerton is Conflicted Monarch and Brother To Moses in Staggering Epic “EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS”

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    From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire.  Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.



    Filmed in 3D, Scott’s film tells the story of Moses, abandoned by a desperate mother as a baby after the Egyptian rulers orders the murder of all boys born to slaves. He is found in the bulrushes by the Pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the royal household, where he grows up alongside Ramses, the future monarch.


    As a man, Moses has a vision and turns his back on his privileged life and leads his people, the Israelites, from enslavement. Scott’s film will feature ground-breaking special effects, including the plagues - visited upon Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea.



    According to the Book of Exodus in the Bible, God inflicted ten plagues on Egypt as punishment for not releasing the children of Israel from slavery – these included frogs, flies, boils, hail stones and locusts, all of which feature in Scott’s movie. It made for some very interesting days filming, says Edgerton.

    The central relationship of “Exodus: Gods and Kings” is between Moses and Ramses, who grew up as brothers.  Ramses becomes Pharaoh and Moses his most trusted advisor and second in command.  But when Ramses learns that Moses is actually a Hebrew, he expels his “brother” into the desert and to an almost certain death.  “Ramses personifies how absolute power corrupts absolutely,” says Joel Edgerton who takes on the role. “Ramses starts to believe he actually is a god, which creates a wonderful dynamic between Moses and him.”



    Ramses is the story’s principal antagonist, but Scott and Edgerton wanted to give the character nuances and complexities that transcend stock villainy.  “Ramses has a strong , brotherly connection to Moses, so he’s very conflicted when Moses is revealed to be a Hebrew.  He also loves his wife Nefertari, and his young son, so that gives him important emotional shadings,” says the director.

    Scott first encountered Edgerton years earlier, while casting his Crusades epic, “Kingdom of Heaven.”  The actor was deemed too young for the role then, but Scott continued to follow Edgerton’s career, particularly his work in the acclaimed independent drama Animal Kingdom. “Joel has flair, and he’s athletic, brooding, intellectual and very warm as well. He transposed himself elegantly into the demeanor of an Ancient Egyptian, acknowledging the period, without it feeling like ‘period.’ Ramses is a bad guy, with good emotional parts to his character, so that you are not sure whether to hate him or not. Joel is also very physical, so he provides a real sense of action and fury when needed.”
                   
    Bale hails Edgerton’s “tremendous commitment to the role.  I felt he had one of the most difficult parts in the film.  Joel captures all the arrogance of someone with limitless power, and all the insecurities of someone desperately trying to hold onto his position.”
      



    Edgerton relished the role, especially its complexities.  “The most fascinating villain is someone who, in their own movie, would be the hero,” he explains. “I always feel if you can understand the bad guy, you can cheer for the hero even more. So I wanted to find that balance between doing my job as the villain of the piece, but give him humanity.  Amidst all the epic scenes of warfare, the big conflict here is the battle of wills between Ramses and Moses.”

    Edgerton admits that Ramses has a huge ego, as expected from someone brought up to believe he is a living god. “He is unreasonable and lacks empathy,” says the actor. “Ramses is a tyrant and a dictator, but that was part of the beliefs of the times.”

    Joel Edgerton has been on some big – very big – films in the past but nothing has compared to Ridley Scott’s epic adventure Exodus: Gods & Kings.  “It’s definitely one of the biggest that I’ve ever been involved in. The scale of the sets, the amount of people around – the crew and the hundreds of extras we have on some days - and the epic scale of the story, is really staggering.”


    “Exodus: Gods and Kings” opens December 5 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

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