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  • Saturday, November 22, 2014

    “The House of Magic,” a Belgian-French-American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film, produced by avant-garde production Anton Capital Entertainment and directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson, focuses on an abandoned young cat named Thunder who seeks shelter in the home of an old, retired magician with his automatons and gizmos.



    Seeking shelter from a storm, abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka “The Illustrious Lorenzo”.  Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-and-dance routine.   He soon makes Thunder feel welcome, but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get him kicked out. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon.



    Director Ben Stassen shares that the movie is based on an attraction film featured around a decade ago. An attraction film is a 4D film lasting 10-15 minutes. “After “Sammy’s Adventures” and “Sammy 2,” we were looking for ideas for a feature-length movie and we thought this would be a good one to turn into such a film. Of course, it was a short and we had to turn it into a real story. In fact, the first 10 minutes at the start of our film recall certain shots and decors from that attraction made a decade ago.  In the beginning, the English title was “The Enchaunted House” (enchanted/ haunted), but the word “magic” fits better with the film because the house belongs to a magician and because the characters use magic. So we preferred to call it THE HOUSE OF MAGIC. And it’s not a scary film at all. Even the scene where the potential buyer for the house ends is scared and leaves the house screaming “the house is haunted!” is completely fun because the audience knows the whole thing has been orchestrated by the characters who live in the house,” explains producer and director Stassen.



    “There are fifty (50) characters in “The House of Magic” and each one is drawn. Beforehand, there was a lot of research. We tried out different designs and a range of approaches. For Thunder, we needed a young cat, somewhere between a kitten and an adult cat, so in terms of proportions, we did different tests to get the effect we wanted,”  co-director Jeremie Degruson enthuses.




    “The House of Magic” opens December 3 in cinemas from Crystalsky Multimedia.

    Enthralling Animation In “THE HOUSE OF MAGIC”

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    “The House of Magic,” a Belgian-French-American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film, produced by avant-garde production Anton Capital Entertainment and directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson, focuses on an abandoned young cat named Thunder who seeks shelter in the home of an old, retired magician with his automatons and gizmos.



    Seeking shelter from a storm, abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka “The Illustrious Lorenzo”.  Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-and-dance routine.   He soon makes Thunder feel welcome, but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get him kicked out. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon.



    Director Ben Stassen shares that the movie is based on an attraction film featured around a decade ago. An attraction film is a 4D film lasting 10-15 minutes. “After “Sammy’s Adventures” and “Sammy 2,” we were looking for ideas for a feature-length movie and we thought this would be a good one to turn into such a film. Of course, it was a short and we had to turn it into a real story. In fact, the first 10 minutes at the start of our film recall certain shots and decors from that attraction made a decade ago.  In the beginning, the English title was “The Enchaunted House” (enchanted/ haunted), but the word “magic” fits better with the film because the house belongs to a magician and because the characters use magic. So we preferred to call it THE HOUSE OF MAGIC. And it’s not a scary film at all. Even the scene where the potential buyer for the house ends is scared and leaves the house screaming “the house is haunted!” is completely fun because the audience knows the whole thing has been orchestrated by the characters who live in the house,” explains producer and director Stassen.



    “There are fifty (50) characters in “The House of Magic” and each one is drawn. Beforehand, there was a lot of research. We tried out different designs and a range of approaches. For Thunder, we needed a young cat, somewhere between a kitten and an adult cat, so in terms of proportions, we did different tests to get the effect we wanted,”  co-director Jeremie Degruson enthuses.




    “The House of Magic” opens December 3 in cinemas from Crystalsky Multimedia.

    Friday, November 21, 2014

    The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone's favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.

    Jennifer Aniston ("We're the Millers"), and Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx ("Ray") and Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty," "The Usual Suspects") also reprise their "Horrible Bosses" starring roles, while Chris Pine ("Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Oscar® winner Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," "Inglourious Basterds") star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

    Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in "Horrible Bosses 2." But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.



    "Horrible Bosses 2" was directed by Sean Anders and produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern, Chris Bender, John Rickard and John Morris. Serving as executive producers were Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, John Cheng and Diana Pokorny. The screenplay was written by Sean Anders & John Morris ("We're the Millers"), story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Sean Anders & John Morris, based on characters created by Michael Markowitz. The music is composed by Christopher Lennertz ("Horrible Bosses").

    The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Julio Macat ("Pitch Perfect"), production designer Clayton Hartley ("We're the Millers"), editor Eric Kissack ("The Dictator"), and costume designer Carol Ramsey ("Identity Thief").

    A New Line Cinema Presentation, a Benderspink/RatPac Entertainment Production, "Horrible Bosses 2" is set to open beginning November 26, 2014. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

    Watch the official main trailer of "Horrible Bosses 2"

    Watch the Full trailer of "Horrible Bosses 2"

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    The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone's favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.

    Jennifer Aniston ("We're the Millers"), and Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx ("Ray") and Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty," "The Usual Suspects") also reprise their "Horrible Bosses" starring roles, while Chris Pine ("Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Oscar® winner Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," "Inglourious Basterds") star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

    Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business in "Horrible Bosses 2." But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor's adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.



    "Horrible Bosses 2" was directed by Sean Anders and produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern, Chris Bender, John Rickard and John Morris. Serving as executive producers were Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Samuel J. Brown, John Cheng and Diana Pokorny. The screenplay was written by Sean Anders & John Morris ("We're the Millers"), story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Sean Anders & John Morris, based on characters created by Michael Markowitz. The music is composed by Christopher Lennertz ("Horrible Bosses").

    The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Julio Macat ("Pitch Perfect"), production designer Clayton Hartley ("We're the Millers"), editor Eric Kissack ("The Dictator"), and costume designer Carol Ramsey ("Identity Thief").

    A New Line Cinema Presentation, a Benderspink/RatPac Entertainment Production, "Horrible Bosses 2" is set to open beginning November 26, 2014. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

    Watch the official main trailer of "Horrible Bosses 2"

    "Pitch Perfect 2" is an upcoming American musical comedy film directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon, slated for release on May 15, 2015 from Universal Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect, which was loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, and Anna Camp in recurring roles.



    Watch the Full Trailer of "Pitch Perfect 2" here:

     

    Watch the Full Trailer of "Pitch Perfect 2"

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    "Pitch Perfect 2" is an upcoming American musical comedy film directed by Elizabeth Banks and written by Kay Cannon, slated for release on May 15, 2015 from Universal Pictures. It is a sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect, which was loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. The film stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, and Anna Camp in recurring roles.



    Watch the Full Trailer of "Pitch Perfect 2" here:

     

    Sam Claflin came to worldwide attention since his notable role in the second installment of the phenomenal hit franchise as Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in 2013 and reprises his role in this year’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”, but Claflin has already made an indelible impression in the movie industry with his roles in previously released blockbuster films “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” as Philip Swift and in “Snow White and the Huntsman” as William.

      
                    Claflin now headlines his latest romantic lead role in “Love, Rosie” opposite Lily Collins - adapted from the bestselling tome, “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern.    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.

    “The story is about two people who really have a deep love for each other, but are constantly being pulled apart,” explains acclaimed Irish author Ahern. “I wrote "Where Rainbows End" a couple of months after I had finished "P.S. I Love You,” she says of the follow-up to her first novel, written when she was only 21 years old.


    Born in Suffolk, England, Sam Claflin first took up acting at Norwich City College and completed his studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2009. Within a year of graduating, he’d already established himself as a someone to watch with performances in two award winning series – KenFollett’s "The Pillars of the Earth" (2010; for Starz television) and "Any Human Heart" (2010; based on the novel by William Boyd for UK broadcaster Channel 4) – followed by a starring role in the post-apocalyptic drama, "The Lost Future" for Syfy.

    “Sam was really our first choice to play Alex,” says producer Robert Kulzer. “He was terrific in the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie and had just come out with Snow White and the Huntsman. I also knew that he would be one of the leads in the new Hunger Games sequel… I basically knew if we could get Lily and Sam in the movie it could be a very explosive combination.”  It also proved a combination which worked remarkably well on screen – as evidenced by the pairing of Collins and Claflin in their very first meeting. “It was important that whoever played Alex jelled with Lily; there had to be a visible chemistry,” says Simon Brooks. “I think it was after 15 seconds of them meeting in a room together that we knew we had found our Alex.”


    “The chemistry between the two actors simply fired up the entire space,” recalls Christian Ditter of the actors’ initial reading. “After that day it was very clear that no one else could play these characters other than Lily and Sam.” “When Sam and I met for the first time it was just like Rosie meeting Alex,” agrees Collins.   “We got on so well from the get-go and we had the best time with Christian… I mean, Rosie and Alex were created that day I think. It was just an amazing feeling.”

    For Claflin, the prospect of filming “Love, Rosie” resonated on many levels. Initially attracted by the script and the prospect of working with Lily Collins, he was also a fan of the genre itself and saw the film as a departure from his previous work. “I’d read a fair number of scripts over the past few years and nothing really grabbed my attention like this did,” says Claflin of his decision to come aboard. “The journey that these two characters go on struck a chord with me. I also wanted to do something contemporary, something modern. All in all, it was a no brainer.”


    “Sam is like a young Hugh Grant,” says Brooks of the up-and-coming star and hisperformance in Love, Rosie. “What this film did was allow him to really act. He’s incredibly charismatic and he put a lot of hard work into the limited amount of time we had with him.” Like his co-star, Lily Collins, the biggest challenge for Claflin was playing a character who ages from adolescence to adulthood over the course of a performance. “It was very difficult to begin with, but with the help of make-up and costume you felt you were taken back in time,” says the British actor. “I didn’t really need that much preparation though to play Alex,” says Claflin of his overall approach to the character. “Instead what Christian Ditter did was really allow Lily and I the time to get to know each other, along with the freedom to play with the scenes, to just be spontaneous and go with the flow… I don’t think this would have been half the film it is without him at the helm. He was so passionate and easy going – he was just fantastic to work for. And I think his vision for the film was equally incredible.”


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

    “Hunger Games’” Sam Claflin Stars In Young Adult Romance “Love, Rosie”

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    Sam Claflin came to worldwide attention since his notable role in the second installment of the phenomenal hit franchise as Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in 2013 and reprises his role in this year’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”, but Claflin has already made an indelible impression in the movie industry with his roles in previously released blockbuster films “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” as Philip Swift and in “Snow White and the Huntsman” as William.

      
                    Claflin now headlines his latest romantic lead role in “Love, Rosie” opposite Lily Collins - adapted from the bestselling tome, “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern.    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.

    “The story is about two people who really have a deep love for each other, but are constantly being pulled apart,” explains acclaimed Irish author Ahern. “I wrote "Where Rainbows End" a couple of months after I had finished "P.S. I Love You,” she says of the follow-up to her first novel, written when she was only 21 years old.


    Born in Suffolk, England, Sam Claflin first took up acting at Norwich City College and completed his studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2009. Within a year of graduating, he’d already established himself as a someone to watch with performances in two award winning series – KenFollett’s "The Pillars of the Earth" (2010; for Starz television) and "Any Human Heart" (2010; based on the novel by William Boyd for UK broadcaster Channel 4) – followed by a starring role in the post-apocalyptic drama, "The Lost Future" for Syfy.

    “Sam was really our first choice to play Alex,” says producer Robert Kulzer. “He was terrific in the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie and had just come out with Snow White and the Huntsman. I also knew that he would be one of the leads in the new Hunger Games sequel… I basically knew if we could get Lily and Sam in the movie it could be a very explosive combination.”  It also proved a combination which worked remarkably well on screen – as evidenced by the pairing of Collins and Claflin in their very first meeting. “It was important that whoever played Alex jelled with Lily; there had to be a visible chemistry,” says Simon Brooks. “I think it was after 15 seconds of them meeting in a room together that we knew we had found our Alex.”


    “The chemistry between the two actors simply fired up the entire space,” recalls Christian Ditter of the actors’ initial reading. “After that day it was very clear that no one else could play these characters other than Lily and Sam.” “When Sam and I met for the first time it was just like Rosie meeting Alex,” agrees Collins.   “We got on so well from the get-go and we had the best time with Christian… I mean, Rosie and Alex were created that day I think. It was just an amazing feeling.”

    For Claflin, the prospect of filming “Love, Rosie” resonated on many levels. Initially attracted by the script and the prospect of working with Lily Collins, he was also a fan of the genre itself and saw the film as a departure from his previous work. “I’d read a fair number of scripts over the past few years and nothing really grabbed my attention like this did,” says Claflin of his decision to come aboard. “The journey that these two characters go on struck a chord with me. I also wanted to do something contemporary, something modern. All in all, it was a no brainer.”


    “Sam is like a young Hugh Grant,” says Brooks of the up-and-coming star and hisperformance in Love, Rosie. “What this film did was allow him to really act. He’s incredibly charismatic and he put a lot of hard work into the limited amount of time we had with him.” Like his co-star, Lily Collins, the biggest challenge for Claflin was playing a character who ages from adolescence to adulthood over the course of a performance. “It was very difficult to begin with, but with the help of make-up and costume you felt you were taken back in time,” says the British actor. “I didn’t really need that much preparation though to play Alex,” says Claflin of his overall approach to the character. “Instead what Christian Ditter did was really allow Lily and I the time to get to know each other, along with the freedom to play with the scenes, to just be spontaneous and go with the flow… I don’t think this would have been half the film it is without him at the helm. He was so passionate and easy going – he was just fantastic to work for. And I think his vision for the film was equally incredible.”


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

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Have courage and be kind. Watch the brand new trailer for Disney’s Cinderella, starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter. See the film in theatres March 13, 2015.



    The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and -- armed with a pumpkin and a few mice -- changes Cinderella's life forever.



    Watch the official trailer of Disney's Cinderella here:


    Website: http://www.disney.com/Cinderella

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Cinderella

    Watch Disney's Cinderella Official Trailer and Poster

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    Have courage and be kind. Watch the brand new trailer for Disney’s Cinderella, starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter. See the film in theatres March 13, 2015.



    The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella's father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham-Carter) steps forward and -- armed with a pumpkin and a few mice -- changes Cinderella's life forever.



    Watch the official trailer of Disney's Cinderella here:


    Website: http://www.disney.com/Cinderella

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Cinderella

    Japanese movie websites Eiga.com and Sanspo have revealed the first character images from the Japanese live action Attack on Titan movie (via Anime News Network).
    Seven of the film character are new, with one, Shikishima, said to be integral to the film’s plot, as he is “humanity’s strongest man.”
    Director Shinji Higuchi confirmed that Attack on Titan will be a two film project, and will introduce many new characters and enemies to the world. Creator Hajime Isayama is working closely with the filmmakers..
    Attack on Titan (Japanese: 進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin, lit. "Advancing Giants") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series began serialization in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on September 9, 2009, and has been collected into 14 tankōbon volumes as of August 8, 2014. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls as a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story initially centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert, who join the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded and Eren's mother is eaten. As the story progresses, the truth behind the origin of the Titans arises and the story shifts to one about political subterfuge.
    Check the character posters below:
    Haruna Miura as Eren

    Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa

    Kanata Hongo as Armin

    Satomi Ishihara as Hans/Hanji

    Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha

    Takahiro Miura as Jean

    Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima

    Ayame Isaki as Hiana

    Pierre Taki as Souda

    Jun Kunimura as Kubal

    Shu Watanabe as Fukushi

    Satoru Matsuo as Sannagi

    Rina Takeda as Lil

    Sources: http://comicbook.com/ and Wikipedia

    Live Action "Attack On Titan" Movie Released Character Posters

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    Japanese movie websites Eiga.com and Sanspo have revealed the first character images from the Japanese live action Attack on Titan movie (via Anime News Network).
    Seven of the film character are new, with one, Shikishima, said to be integral to the film’s plot, as he is “humanity’s strongest man.”
    Director Shinji Higuchi confirmed that Attack on Titan will be a two film project, and will introduce many new characters and enemies to the world. Creator Hajime Isayama is working closely with the filmmakers..
    Attack on Titan (Japanese: 進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin, lit. "Advancing Giants") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series began serialization in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on September 9, 2009, and has been collected into 14 tankōbon volumes as of August 8, 2014. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls as a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story initially centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert, who join the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded and Eren's mother is eaten. As the story progresses, the truth behind the origin of the Titans arises and the story shifts to one about political subterfuge.
    Check the character posters below:
    Haruna Miura as Eren

    Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa

    Kanata Hongo as Armin

    Satomi Ishihara as Hans/Hanji

    Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha

    Takahiro Miura as Jean

    Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima

    Ayame Isaki as Hiana

    Pierre Taki as Souda

    Jun Kunimura as Kubal

    Shu Watanabe as Fukushi

    Satoru Matsuo as Sannagi

    Rina Takeda as Lil

    Sources: http://comicbook.com/ and Wikipedia

    After the two successful movies "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" comes the part 1 of the much awaited finale of Suzanne Collins' Trilogy: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”

    The use of minimal but powerful music/songs in the films magnifies the insightful use of blank/black scenes in this film. It is as if you will be craving for answers to the questions given by "Catching Fire" and at the end of  “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” you are confronted with more query that before. The production design and costumes were hauntingly neutral. What seems like a reminiscent of holocaust, the pain and agony of the people who passed away lingers in the debris of districts that suffered the judgment of the Capital. Symbolism from the disturbing white rose that never wilted to the sea of skulls was executed brilliantly. 




    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”  now accelerates to new, exhilarating levels as the futuristic chronicle of Katniss Everdeen enters into a new realm. The Games may have been obliterated for good, but the fight to survive is about to intensify. Faced with the most daunting odds - and watched by the eyes of a hopeful nation - Katniss must put into motion courage, strength and empowerment against the all-powerful Capitol. This is the moment when she realizes she has no choice but to open her wings and fully embody the Mockingjay symbol. If only to save Peeta, she must become a leader.



    In this latest installment, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the story begins as Katniss has just been rescued from the destruction of the Quarter Quell. She awakens in a shocking world she didn’t even know existed: the deep, dark underground of supposedly annihilated District 13. She quickly learns of the devastating reality she must face: District 12 has been turned to rubble; and Peeta is being held, manipulated and brainwashed by President Snow in The Capitol. At the same time, Katniss’s eyes are opened to a secret rebellion rapidly spreading from District 13 throughout all of Panem – a rebellion that will place her at the center of a daring plot to hack into The Capitol and turn the tables on President Snow.



    Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) a striking performance as the mockingjay of the revolution. Her acting prowess continually gets polished in every recent installment of this trilogy. Her scenes with the camera only focusing on her eyes and face exhibited emotions that sums-up what words couldn't translate. 

    Elizabeth Banks' (Effie Trinket) performance is a breath of fresh air in the monotonous and cold walls of District 13. Her characters development in the film provided warmth and hope for the team that was lead by Katniss. (I kinda miss her Alexander McQueen dresses though ;)


    Donald Sutherland (President Snow) has given us short but powerful series of performance in this film. As cold as his name and stiff as his grasp of the Capitol and control over Panem, he has made those scenes totally unforgettable.

    Another impressive performance in this film is Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark). The series of video broadcast scenes by Peeta transcends viewers into the unison of disgust felt by the people of Panem. His portrayal is very powerful and the impeccable last scenes with Katniss will truly break your heart.

    Join the rebellion on November 20 when “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” opens in cinemas across the Philippines from Pioneer Films.


    “Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”

    *Based on the bestselling trilogy of a novel written by Suzanne Collins that has sold over 65 million copies in the U.S. alone in print, “Mockingjay –Part 1” finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, from an adaptation by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.

    Movie Review: “Mockingjay - Part 1” Will Make You Hunger For the Part 2

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    After the two successful movies "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" comes the part 1 of the much awaited finale of Suzanne Collins' Trilogy: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”

    The use of minimal but powerful music/songs in the films magnifies the insightful use of blank/black scenes in this film. It is as if you will be craving for answers to the questions given by "Catching Fire" and at the end of  “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” you are confronted with more query that before. The production design and costumes were hauntingly neutral. What seems like a reminiscent of holocaust, the pain and agony of the people who passed away lingers in the debris of districts that suffered the judgment of the Capital. Symbolism from the disturbing white rose that never wilted to the sea of skulls was executed brilliantly. 




    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”  now accelerates to new, exhilarating levels as the futuristic chronicle of Katniss Everdeen enters into a new realm. The Games may have been obliterated for good, but the fight to survive is about to intensify. Faced with the most daunting odds - and watched by the eyes of a hopeful nation - Katniss must put into motion courage, strength and empowerment against the all-powerful Capitol. This is the moment when she realizes she has no choice but to open her wings and fully embody the Mockingjay symbol. If only to save Peeta, she must become a leader.



    In this latest installment, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” the story begins as Katniss has just been rescued from the destruction of the Quarter Quell. She awakens in a shocking world she didn’t even know existed: the deep, dark underground of supposedly annihilated District 13. She quickly learns of the devastating reality she must face: District 12 has been turned to rubble; and Peeta is being held, manipulated and brainwashed by President Snow in The Capitol. At the same time, Katniss’s eyes are opened to a secret rebellion rapidly spreading from District 13 throughout all of Panem – a rebellion that will place her at the center of a daring plot to hack into The Capitol and turn the tables on President Snow.



    Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss) a striking performance as the mockingjay of the revolution. Her acting prowess continually gets polished in every recent installment of this trilogy. Her scenes with the camera only focusing on her eyes and face exhibited emotions that sums-up what words couldn't translate. 

    Elizabeth Banks' (Effie Trinket) performance is a breath of fresh air in the monotonous and cold walls of District 13. Her characters development in the film provided warmth and hope for the team that was lead by Katniss. (I kinda miss her Alexander McQueen dresses though ;)


    Donald Sutherland (President Snow) has given us short but powerful series of performance in this film. As cold as his name and stiff as his grasp of the Capitol and control over Panem, he has made those scenes totally unforgettable.

    Another impressive performance in this film is Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark). The series of video broadcast scenes by Peeta transcends viewers into the unison of disgust felt by the people of Panem. His portrayal is very powerful and the impeccable last scenes with Katniss will truly break your heart.

    Join the rebellion on November 20 when “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” opens in cinemas across the Philippines from Pioneer Films.


    “Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”

    *Based on the bestselling trilogy of a novel written by Suzanne Collins that has sold over 65 million copies in the U.S. alone in print, “Mockingjay –Part 1” finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong, from an adaptation by Suzanne Collins and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.

    The box-office tandem of Ryzza Mae Dizon and Vic Sotto is back in yet another comedy movie entry in this year's 40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2014). Entitled as, "My Big Bossing" the movie is said to be the sequel to last Christmas' hit to MMFF 2013 movie entry entitled, "My Little Bossings," together with James "Bimby" Yap

    This year's movie does not include Bimby Yap, instead, they included Niño Muhlach and his son, Alonzo Muhlach. Below is the Christmas-inspired green and yellow movie poster of "My Big Bossing" showing on December 25, 2014.


    MMFF 2014: "My Big Bossing" Film Poster

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    The box-office tandem of Ryzza Mae Dizon and Vic Sotto is back in yet another comedy movie entry in this year's 40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2014). Entitled as, "My Big Bossing" the movie is said to be the sequel to last Christmas' hit to MMFF 2013 movie entry entitled, "My Little Bossings," together with James "Bimby" Yap

    This year's movie does not include Bimby Yap, instead, they included Niño Muhlach and his son, Alonzo Muhlach. Below is the Christmas-inspired green and yellow movie poster of "My Big Bossing" showing on December 25, 2014.


    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    he world’s hunger for the most anticipated “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” will finally be filled when the biggest-projected movie to open this 2014 opens  November 20 (Phils.).



     Tracking projections on this week’s opening movies continues and “Mockingjay –Part 1” stays on top of the list in the US and in the local front (Phils.).  To-date, it’s not much a question if  “Mockingjay – Part 1” will finish top but more on how much it will make once it makes it the top of this week’s list and the odds are in favour with projected receipts tracked at more than US$150 million once it opens.

    Living up to the world’s already intense expectations, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” heightens the odds against the movie’s heroine, Katniss, played and reprised by Academy-Award winner Jennifer Lawrence when Peeta Melark (Josh Hutcherson) now becomes The Capitol’s precious prisoner.  As he comes forth in a series of tell-all interviews with Caesar Flickerman about what happened in the disastrous Quarter Quell, questions arise about his true loyalties. Is Peeta a victim or a traitor and just what does he know?



    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”  now accelerates to new, exhilarating levels as the futuristic chronicle of Katniss Everdeen enters into a new realm. The Games may have been obliterated for good, but the fight to survive is about to intensify. Faced with the most daunting odds - and watched by the eyes of a hopeful nation - Katniss must put into motion courage, strength and empowerment against the all-powerful Capitol. This is the moment when she realizes she has no choice but to open her wings and fully embody the Mockingjay symbol. If only to save Peeta, she must become a leader.

    Returning in the role of Peeta Mellark is Josh Hutcherson, who knew this film would be different. “Where Peeta goes as a character is really dark and really intense,” he says. “It’s actually what I was most looking forward to as an actor from reading the books.”



    Hutcherson notes that when Katniss first sees Peeta on TV, she has no way of knowing what is going on with him, which only leaves her feeling even more unanchored and unhinged. “Now that she knows he’s alive, but seeing the state he’s in, and she hears what he is saying - she doesn’t know if he’s a good guy anymore or if he’s completely turned and now believes the words he’s saying in support of the Capitol.”

    While Hutcherson is circumspect about where his character is headed, he says what he loves about the entire Hunger Games series is the way it brings of-the-moment themes together with epic, visual entertainment. “They are really smart movies,” he says. “They go to many interesting places with this story of a girl from a small village who is seemingly just fighting to survive and then becomes swept up in this huge uprising, becoming its leader. Francis has done a great job telling Suzanne Collins’ stories with a thrillingly large scope but making it relatable and grounded so that people connect with it.”

    Join the rebellion on November 20 when “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” opens in cinemas across the Philippines from Pioneer Films.

    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” Rebellion Starts November 20 (Philippines)

    Posted at  4:52 PM  |  in  TALK OF THE TOWN  |  Read More»

    he world’s hunger for the most anticipated “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” will finally be filled when the biggest-projected movie to open this 2014 opens  November 20 (Phils.).



     Tracking projections on this week’s opening movies continues and “Mockingjay –Part 1” stays on top of the list in the US and in the local front (Phils.).  To-date, it’s not much a question if  “Mockingjay – Part 1” will finish top but more on how much it will make once it makes it the top of this week’s list and the odds are in favour with projected receipts tracked at more than US$150 million once it opens.

    Living up to the world’s already intense expectations, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” heightens the odds against the movie’s heroine, Katniss, played and reprised by Academy-Award winner Jennifer Lawrence when Peeta Melark (Josh Hutcherson) now becomes The Capitol’s precious prisoner.  As he comes forth in a series of tell-all interviews with Caesar Flickerman about what happened in the disastrous Quarter Quell, questions arise about his true loyalties. Is Peeta a victim or a traitor and just what does he know?



    “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1”  now accelerates to new, exhilarating levels as the futuristic chronicle of Katniss Everdeen enters into a new realm. The Games may have been obliterated for good, but the fight to survive is about to intensify. Faced with the most daunting odds - and watched by the eyes of a hopeful nation - Katniss must put into motion courage, strength and empowerment against the all-powerful Capitol. This is the moment when she realizes she has no choice but to open her wings and fully embody the Mockingjay symbol. If only to save Peeta, she must become a leader.

    Returning in the role of Peeta Mellark is Josh Hutcherson, who knew this film would be different. “Where Peeta goes as a character is really dark and really intense,” he says. “It’s actually what I was most looking forward to as an actor from reading the books.”



    Hutcherson notes that when Katniss first sees Peeta on TV, she has no way of knowing what is going on with him, which only leaves her feeling even more unanchored and unhinged. “Now that she knows he’s alive, but seeing the state he’s in, and she hears what he is saying - she doesn’t know if he’s a good guy anymore or if he’s completely turned and now believes the words he’s saying in support of the Capitol.”

    While Hutcherson is circumspect about where his character is headed, he says what he loves about the entire Hunger Games series is the way it brings of-the-moment themes together with epic, visual entertainment. “They are really smart movies,” he says. “They go to many interesting places with this story of a girl from a small village who is seemingly just fighting to survive and then becomes swept up in this huge uprising, becoming its leader. Francis has done a great job telling Suzanne Collins’ stories with a thrillingly large scope but making it relatable and grounded so that people connect with it.”

    Join the rebellion on November 20 when “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” opens in cinemas across the Philippines from Pioneer Films.

     Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, developed with the latest breakthrough in 3D animation.  Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.  From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, “The Peanuts Movie” will prove that every underdog has his day.


    Watching Peanuts come together has brought on a flood of childhood memories for the filmmakers. Because of the deep bench of Peanuts characters, the movie won't be introducing newcomers. In addition to Charlie Brown's crush-worthy Little Red Haired Girl and Snoopy's love Fifi, fans can expect Snoopy's brother Olaf, as well as a whole group of Beagle Scouts.  In a recent interview with USA Today, producer Paul Feig shares, "You love being back in that world," "And you immediately want to grab every kid you know and go, 'Oh, my God, you've got to watch this!' "



    The Peanuts Movie” (3D) will open in cinemas November 2015 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

    “THE PEANUTS MOVIE” Holiday Sneak Peek!

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     Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, developed with the latest breakthrough in 3D animation.  Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.  From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the Ice Age films, “The Peanuts Movie” will prove that every underdog has his day.


    Watching Peanuts come together has brought on a flood of childhood memories for the filmmakers. Because of the deep bench of Peanuts characters, the movie won't be introducing newcomers. In addition to Charlie Brown's crush-worthy Little Red Haired Girl and Snoopy's love Fifi, fans can expect Snoopy's brother Olaf, as well as a whole group of Beagle Scouts.  In a recent interview with USA Today, producer Paul Feig shares, "You love being back in that world," "And you immediately want to grab every kid you know and go, 'Oh, my God, you've got to watch this!' "



    The Peanuts Movie” (3D) will open in cinemas November 2015 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

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