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  • Friday, October 31, 2014

    The 13th Israeli Film Festival will start a journey of laughter from the holy land to the Philippines, with Manila as its first stop.

    The Israeli Film Festival will be launched on November 5 and 6 in Greenbelt 3 Cinema, Makati City. And it will travel up north to Baguio, then to Iloilo, and down south to Davao and Zamboanga in the regional cinematheques of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).  



    In partnership with the FDCP through its Film Cultural Exchange Program, Ayala Malls, and Greenbelt Cinema, the 13th Israeli Film Festival will feature eight films of heart-warming comedy. Admission is free.    

    Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau said that humor is one of the strongest trademarks of the Israeli society and the Jewish world.

    “Humor is the best universal language that we all understand. The film festival is an opportunity for all of us, Israelis and Filipinos, to laugh together,” Ambassador Matityau said.

    One of the highlights of the Film Festival is the screening of “Hunting Elephants” which features one of the top stars of our time – seasoned British actor Patrick Stewart who is known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard and X-Men’s Professor Charles Xavier. This 2013 film revolves around the adventures and misadventures behind a bank robbery for revenge.  

    A Matter of Size

    Hunting Elephants
    Two films mix the mysteries of the human heart and changes in society. The 2013 film “Up the Wrong Tree” of eminent Israeli filmmaker Gur Bentwich centers on a personal and social protest to bring back a man’s lost love and his dog. The 2010 film “The Matchmaker” attempts to unravel the tricky trade of matchmaking and thrill of first love. 

    The Matchmaker
     
    Completing this year’s Israeli Film Festival are the films “Alex is Lovesick,” “Total Love,” “The Big Dig,” “Pick a Card,” and “A Matter of Size.” 

    Up the Wrong Tree 

    For more information, visit the Israel Embassy’s Facebook page Israel in the Philippines and Twitter account @IsraelinPH.   Log on to www.sureseats.com for the festival’s schedule at Ayala Malls Cinemas.  

    The 13th Israeli Film Festival Brings Laughter from the Holy Land

    Posted at  12:51 PM  |  in  TALK OF THE TOWN  |  Read More»

    The 13th Israeli Film Festival will start a journey of laughter from the holy land to the Philippines, with Manila as its first stop.

    The Israeli Film Festival will be launched on November 5 and 6 in Greenbelt 3 Cinema, Makati City. And it will travel up north to Baguio, then to Iloilo, and down south to Davao and Zamboanga in the regional cinematheques of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).  



    In partnership with the FDCP through its Film Cultural Exchange Program, Ayala Malls, and Greenbelt Cinema, the 13th Israeli Film Festival will feature eight films of heart-warming comedy. Admission is free.    

    Israeli Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau said that humor is one of the strongest trademarks of the Israeli society and the Jewish world.

    “Humor is the best universal language that we all understand. The film festival is an opportunity for all of us, Israelis and Filipinos, to laugh together,” Ambassador Matityau said.

    One of the highlights of the Film Festival is the screening of “Hunting Elephants” which features one of the top stars of our time – seasoned British actor Patrick Stewart who is known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard and X-Men’s Professor Charles Xavier. This 2013 film revolves around the adventures and misadventures behind a bank robbery for revenge.  

    A Matter of Size

    Hunting Elephants
    Two films mix the mysteries of the human heart and changes in society. The 2013 film “Up the Wrong Tree” of eminent Israeli filmmaker Gur Bentwich centers on a personal and social protest to bring back a man’s lost love and his dog. The 2010 film “The Matchmaker” attempts to unravel the tricky trade of matchmaking and thrill of first love. 

    The Matchmaker
     
    Completing this year’s Israeli Film Festival are the films “Alex is Lovesick,” “Total Love,” “The Big Dig,” “Pick a Card,” and “A Matter of Size.” 

    Up the Wrong Tree 

    For more information, visit the Israel Embassy’s Facebook page Israel in the Philippines and Twitter account @IsraelinPH.   Log on to www.sureseats.com for the festival’s schedule at Ayala Malls Cinemas.  

    QCinema International Film Festival 2014



    Screening Schedule: 

    MTRCB Children’s Classics – FREE ADMISSION
    Only at QCinema. Nov. 5 – 11, 2014



    NEW SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS

    November 5, 2014 (Wednesday) – Cinema 3
    11AM – Boses
    1PM – Bunso
    3PM – Boses
    5PM- Bunso

    November 6, 2014 (Thursday) – Cinema 3
    11AM – Children of Heaven
    1PM – Not One Less
    3PM – The Color of Paradise
    5PM – Dance Without Music

    Screening Schedule: QCinema International Film Festival 2014

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    QCinema International Film Festival 2014



    Screening Schedule: 

    MTRCB Children’s Classics – FREE ADMISSION
    Only at QCinema. Nov. 5 – 11, 2014



    NEW SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS

    November 5, 2014 (Wednesday) – Cinema 3
    11AM – Boses
    1PM – Bunso
    3PM – Boses
    5PM- Bunso

    November 6, 2014 (Thursday) – Cinema 3
    11AM – Children of Heaven
    1PM – Not One Less
    3PM – The Color of Paradise
    5PM – Dance Without Music

    The Cinema One Originals Film Festival is a film festival in the Philippines held annually in the month of November shown at selected malls. It aims to showcase the talents and diverse voices of the Filipino independent films. The film festival is produced by Cinema One, a Filipino cable television network.

    From a good number of full length scripts submitted to the screening committee, they got 5 films for the Cinema One Plus category (with Php 2 million film grant), and 10 films for the Cinema One Currents category (with Php 1 million film grant), based on the quality of scripts and presentation of the filmmakers.

    By year 2012, the film entries were split into two categories, Plus and Currents, based on the movies' blockbuster potential and market appeal.


    Cinema One Originals Festival 2014 offers a very interesting lineup of 10 in-competition films, world premieres, exhibition films, screenings of digitally restored classic Filipino movies, and special screenings of Asian Cinema titles.

    Now on its 10th edition, Cinema One Originals Festival 2014 will run from November 9 to 18 at the following venues:

    Glorietta 4 (Cinema 1) in Ayala Center, Makati;
    Greenhills Dolby Atmos (Cinema 6) in San Juan;
    Fairview Terraces (Cinema 1) in Quezon City; and
    Trinoma Mall (Cinema 1) in Quezon City.
    The opening night is on November 9. Regular screenings are from November 10 to 18.

    For this year’s Current section, the following in-competition films will be showcased:

    Bitukang Manok – directed by Alec Figuracion
    Di Sila Tatanda – directed by Malay
    Esprit De Corps – directed by Kanakan-Balintagos
    Lorna – directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo
    Red – directed by Jay Abello
    Seoul Mates – directed by Nash Ang
    Soap Opera – directed by Remton Siega Zuasola
    That Thing Called Tadhana – directed by Antoinette Jadaone
    The Housekeepers – directed by Paolo O’Hara
    Violator – directed by Eduardo Dayao

    See below schedules of the film festival per venue:

    Glorietta 4 (Cinema 1) in Ayala Center, Makati;


    Greenhills Dolby Atmos (Cinema 6) in San Juan;



    Fairview Terraces (Cinema 1) in Quezon City; and


    Trinoma Mall (Cinema 1) in Quezon City.



    Screening Schedule: Cinema One Originals Festival 2014

    Posted at  11:10 AM  |  in  TALK OF THE TOWN  |  Read More»

    The Cinema One Originals Film Festival is a film festival in the Philippines held annually in the month of November shown at selected malls. It aims to showcase the talents and diverse voices of the Filipino independent films. The film festival is produced by Cinema One, a Filipino cable television network.

    From a good number of full length scripts submitted to the screening committee, they got 5 films for the Cinema One Plus category (with Php 2 million film grant), and 10 films for the Cinema One Currents category (with Php 1 million film grant), based on the quality of scripts and presentation of the filmmakers.

    By year 2012, the film entries were split into two categories, Plus and Currents, based on the movies' blockbuster potential and market appeal.


    Cinema One Originals Festival 2014 offers a very interesting lineup of 10 in-competition films, world premieres, exhibition films, screenings of digitally restored classic Filipino movies, and special screenings of Asian Cinema titles.

    Now on its 10th edition, Cinema One Originals Festival 2014 will run from November 9 to 18 at the following venues:

    Glorietta 4 (Cinema 1) in Ayala Center, Makati;
    Greenhills Dolby Atmos (Cinema 6) in San Juan;
    Fairview Terraces (Cinema 1) in Quezon City; and
    Trinoma Mall (Cinema 1) in Quezon City.
    The opening night is on November 9. Regular screenings are from November 10 to 18.

    For this year’s Current section, the following in-competition films will be showcased:

    Bitukang Manok – directed by Alec Figuracion
    Di Sila Tatanda – directed by Malay
    Esprit De Corps – directed by Kanakan-Balintagos
    Lorna – directed by Sigrid Andrea Bernardo
    Red – directed by Jay Abello
    Seoul Mates – directed by Nash Ang
    Soap Opera – directed by Remton Siega Zuasola
    That Thing Called Tadhana – directed by Antoinette Jadaone
    The Housekeepers – directed by Paolo O’Hara
    Violator – directed by Eduardo Dayao

    See below schedules of the film festival per venue:

    Glorietta 4 (Cinema 1) in Ayala Center, Makati;


    Greenhills Dolby Atmos (Cinema 6) in San Juan;



    Fairview Terraces (Cinema 1) in Quezon City; and


    Trinoma Mall (Cinema 1) in Quezon City.



    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    MOON meets THE DIVIDE in 400 DAYS, a terrifying, high-concept, sci-fi thriller -with a killer ensemble cast.  In preparation for a journey into deep space, a group of 4 astronauts spend 400 days in an incredibly realistic space capsule simulator -only to discover that their mission may not be as simulated as they were led to believe.



    Starrring Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz and Ben Feldman.
    Directed by Matt Osterman



    400 Daysis soon to be released by CAPTIVE CINEMA in 2015

    Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Thriller ‘400 DAYS’ Hits Cinemas 2015

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    MOON meets THE DIVIDE in 400 DAYS, a terrifying, high-concept, sci-fi thriller -with a killer ensemble cast.  In preparation for a journey into deep space, a group of 4 astronauts spend 400 days in an incredibly realistic space capsule simulator -only to discover that their mission may not be as simulated as they were led to believe.



    Starrring Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz and Ben Feldman.
    Directed by Matt Osterman



    400 Daysis soon to be released by CAPTIVE CINEMA in 2015

    The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. 


    Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all. 



    Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Joby (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's able to understand his own reason for being.




    ’The Zero Theorem” is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    Visionary director Terry Gilliam in new sci-fi fantasy ‘The Zero Theorem’

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    The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. 


    Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all. 



    Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management’s wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Joby (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's able to understand his own reason for being.




    ’The Zero Theorem” is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    Known as the legendary killing machine in a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, “John Wick” (played by Keanu Reeves), walks its dark halls once again after retiring from the ruthless world he used to live to avenge the death of his wife.  After the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick (Reeves) receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen). When John refuses to sell the car, Iosef and his henchmen break into his house and steal it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen.



                    “The character is extremely hard-edged,” says director Stahelski. “Rather than presenting him as a stereotypical badass assassin on a rampage, we wanted to emphasize that he’s a man who has suffered loss after loss. Keanu brings an emotional side to every role he plays. He’s never hard as nails. As John, he goes through a full range of emotions: depression, anger, sorrow and hope and, ultimately, when he goes into rampage mode, he still communicates his humanity.”



                    After a prolonged absence from Hollywood, Reeves’ return in John Wick marks an exciting emotional transition for the actor that the filmmakers underscore with signature visual elements. “We gave Keanu longer hair, a beard, a suit,” says producer David Leitch. “He is not the Keanu of The Matrix, he is the Keanu of John Wick.
                       
    With everything he cares about gone, John reverts to his earlier self. In the workroom where he used to restore classic books, John unearths his abandoned treasure chest, a trove of weaponry, gold coins and an iconic suit. “In a way it’s almost like the costume and tools of his trade that he’s hidden,” says Reeves. “He thought it was something he would never go back to. But he kept it, didn’t he?



                    “John thought he was stronger than he is, when really he’d been drawing that strength from his wife, Helen,” continues Reeves. “He thought he was in control, but the switch flips and there’s no turning back. I always thought of it as being a kind of Old Testament revenge story. When someone takes the things he cherishes, violence erupts and John can’t temper it.”

    Stahelski and Leitch took an active role in developing a hybrid fighting style for Reeves’ character that involves martial arts and gun work, working with 87eleven’s top stunt coordinators. “It’s something we don’t think people have seen before,” says Iwanyk. “We like to call it ‘gun fu’.” 

    As skilled as Reeves is, the training for John Wick was among the most intensive Stahelski and Leitch have ever implemented. “On a movie this size and shot in this way, we had to be able to change things as we went along,” explains Stahelski. “It was essential for him to be proficient in a variety of techniques. He spent four solid months getting in shape, learning judo and jiujitsu. We wanted to use practical grappling martial arts and mix in guns, so we created a new style of close-quarter combat.”



      
    Playing an assassin opened up an enormous toolbox for Reeves to reach into. “In terms of weapons, I had the chance to work with tactical pistols and long guns,” the actor says. “The action sequences are really ambitious. Chad created longer, mise-en-scène scenarios instead of using just quick cuts, which I was really excited about. The choreography became very complicated. It’s bang, bang, bang and then throw someone, stab them—all sorts of fun stuff. I also did some stunt driving with the wonderful and amazing Jeremy Fry. I got to slide a car around and do some drifting.”

    The training took place in 87Eleven’s dedicated training facility. “There are weights, wires, weapons, green screens and trampolines for training,” Reeves says. “It’s a dojo of action design.”

    The actor’s commitment to training was awe-inspiring, says Iwanyk. “Without question he was more committed to physical training for the movie than any actor on any movie I’ve ever worked on,” the producer adds. “He started months before shooting began, five days a week, eight hours a day. He carved out his entire summer to become John Wick.”


                    “John Wick” opens October 29 in cinemas nationwide (from Pioneer Films).

    Ultimate Killing Machine “JOHN WICK” Back For Vengeance

    Posted at  12:21 PM  |  in  UPCOMING MOVIES  |  Read More»

    Known as the legendary killing machine in a hyper-real, super-secret criminal community, “John Wick” (played by Keanu Reeves), walks its dark halls once again after retiring from the ruthless world he used to live to avenge the death of his wife.  After the sudden death of his beloved wife, John Wick (Reeves) receives one last gift from her, a beagle puppy named Daisy, and a note imploring him not to forget how to love. But John’s mourning is interrupted when his 1969 Boss Mustang catches the eye of sadistic thug Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen). When John refuses to sell the car, Iosef and his henchmen break into his house and steal it, beating John unconscious and leaving Daisy dead. Unwittingly, they have just reawakened one of the most brutal assassins the underworld has ever seen.



                    “The character is extremely hard-edged,” says director Stahelski. “Rather than presenting him as a stereotypical badass assassin on a rampage, we wanted to emphasize that he’s a man who has suffered loss after loss. Keanu brings an emotional side to every role he plays. He’s never hard as nails. As John, he goes through a full range of emotions: depression, anger, sorrow and hope and, ultimately, when he goes into rampage mode, he still communicates his humanity.”



                    After a prolonged absence from Hollywood, Reeves’ return in John Wick marks an exciting emotional transition for the actor that the filmmakers underscore with signature visual elements. “We gave Keanu longer hair, a beard, a suit,” says producer David Leitch. “He is not the Keanu of The Matrix, he is the Keanu of John Wick.
                       
    With everything he cares about gone, John reverts to his earlier self. In the workroom where he used to restore classic books, John unearths his abandoned treasure chest, a trove of weaponry, gold coins and an iconic suit. “In a way it’s almost like the costume and tools of his trade that he’s hidden,” says Reeves. “He thought it was something he would never go back to. But he kept it, didn’t he?



                    “John thought he was stronger than he is, when really he’d been drawing that strength from his wife, Helen,” continues Reeves. “He thought he was in control, but the switch flips and there’s no turning back. I always thought of it as being a kind of Old Testament revenge story. When someone takes the things he cherishes, violence erupts and John can’t temper it.”

    Stahelski and Leitch took an active role in developing a hybrid fighting style for Reeves’ character that involves martial arts and gun work, working with 87eleven’s top stunt coordinators. “It’s something we don’t think people have seen before,” says Iwanyk. “We like to call it ‘gun fu’.” 

    As skilled as Reeves is, the training for John Wick was among the most intensive Stahelski and Leitch have ever implemented. “On a movie this size and shot in this way, we had to be able to change things as we went along,” explains Stahelski. “It was essential for him to be proficient in a variety of techniques. He spent four solid months getting in shape, learning judo and jiujitsu. We wanted to use practical grappling martial arts and mix in guns, so we created a new style of close-quarter combat.”



      
    Playing an assassin opened up an enormous toolbox for Reeves to reach into. “In terms of weapons, I had the chance to work with tactical pistols and long guns,” the actor says. “The action sequences are really ambitious. Chad created longer, mise-en-scène scenarios instead of using just quick cuts, which I was really excited about. The choreography became very complicated. It’s bang, bang, bang and then throw someone, stab them—all sorts of fun stuff. I also did some stunt driving with the wonderful and amazing Jeremy Fry. I got to slide a car around and do some drifting.”

    The training took place in 87Eleven’s dedicated training facility. “There are weights, wires, weapons, green screens and trampolines for training,” Reeves says. “It’s a dojo of action design.”

    The actor’s commitment to training was awe-inspiring, says Iwanyk. “Without question he was more committed to physical training for the movie than any actor on any movie I’ve ever worked on,” the producer adds. “He started months before shooting began, five days a week, eight hours a day. He carved out his entire summer to become John Wick.”


                    “John Wick” opens October 29 in cinemas nationwide (from Pioneer Films).

    In “Devil’s Pact,” the sequel to UK’s top thrilling movie “The Pact” that terrified audiences, June Abbott (played by Camilla Luddington of “Gery’s Anatomy”) is seen moving in to the house where the first incident of the Judas Killer was discovered.  In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.


    June works solo cleaning up grisly crime scenes —and is dating clean-cut young cop Daniel (Scott Michael Foster). Daniel is investigating a murder with his superior (Nicki Micheaux) when they’re barged in on by FBI Agent Ballard (Patrick Fischler), who had pursued the original killer and has been called in because this new slaying shows pointed similarities to the Judas Killer’s copycat.



    Seemingly indifferent, Ballard immediately makes a foe of Daniel, then puts off June by informing her she’s possibly in danger — because she’s the daughter of one of the real Judas Killer’s victims.  When her Mom is attacked, June has a premonition of it and tries to uncover the mystery that 
    surrounds it.



    “Devil’s Pact” opens November 12 in cinemas nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.
     Check out the chilling trailer here: 

    Evil Found a Way To Come Back In “DEVIL’S PACT”

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    In “Devil’s Pact,” the sequel to UK’s top thrilling movie “The Pact” that terrified audiences, June Abbott (played by Camilla Luddington of “Gery’s Anatomy”) is seen moving in to the house where the first incident of the Judas Killer was discovered.  In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb her waking life.


    June works solo cleaning up grisly crime scenes —and is dating clean-cut young cop Daniel (Scott Michael Foster). Daniel is investigating a murder with his superior (Nicki Micheaux) when they’re barged in on by FBI Agent Ballard (Patrick Fischler), who had pursued the original killer and has been called in because this new slaying shows pointed similarities to the Judas Killer’s copycat.



    Seemingly indifferent, Ballard immediately makes a foe of Daniel, then puts off June by informing her she’s possibly in danger — because she’s the daughter of one of the real Judas Killer’s victims.  When her Mom is attacked, June has a premonition of it and tries to uncover the mystery that 
    surrounds it.



    “Devil’s Pact” opens November 12 in cinemas nationwide from Axinite Digicinema.
     Check out the chilling trailer here: 

    Shailene Woodley, known for her notable performances in “The Descendants” with George Clooney and in blockbuster YA(young adult) movies such as “Divergent” and “The Fault In Our Stars” dares to explore in another dramatic feat in “White Bird In A Blizzard,” an adaptation from Laura Kasischke’s book and directed by Gregg Araki.



                    Widely hailed author Kasischke tells a mesmerizing story of youthful passion and loss of innocence in “White Bird In A Blizzard,” where Woodley plays the 17-year old central character, Kat Connors, whose life suddenly turns upside down on the disappearance of her mother.  As Kat and her impassive father pick up the pieces of their daily lives, she finds herself curiously unaffected by her mother's absence. But in dreams that become too real to ignore, she's haunted by her mother's cries for help. Finally, she must act on her instinct that something violent and evil has occurred - a realization that brings Kat to a chilling discovery.


                    “The movie is about the mystery of trying to figure out where her mother went and what happened to her,” Woodley explains of the movie.  In the movie, Woodley’s role entails going nude on some love scenes and the actress felt that, “I felt like I loved the character, and I felt like I loved the story, and I felt like nudity is a part of real life. If that happened to be part of the story in a really beautiful, grounded, honest way, then I would never say no to a project based on the fact that nudity is involved,”  Shailene shared in recent interviews during the film’s premiere.  The film also stars Eva Green, Thomas Jane, Christopher Meloni and Shiloh Fernandez.




                    “White Bird In A Blizzard” opens November 12 in cinemas nationwide.

    Shailene Woodley Dares To Bare In “WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD”

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    Shailene Woodley, known for her notable performances in “The Descendants” with George Clooney and in blockbuster YA(young adult) movies such as “Divergent” and “The Fault In Our Stars” dares to explore in another dramatic feat in “White Bird In A Blizzard,” an adaptation from Laura Kasischke’s book and directed by Gregg Araki.



                    Widely hailed author Kasischke tells a mesmerizing story of youthful passion and loss of innocence in “White Bird In A Blizzard,” where Woodley plays the 17-year old central character, Kat Connors, whose life suddenly turns upside down on the disappearance of her mother.  As Kat and her impassive father pick up the pieces of their daily lives, she finds herself curiously unaffected by her mother's absence. But in dreams that become too real to ignore, she's haunted by her mother's cries for help. Finally, she must act on her instinct that something violent and evil has occurred - a realization that brings Kat to a chilling discovery.


                    “The movie is about the mystery of trying to figure out where her mother went and what happened to her,” Woodley explains of the movie.  In the movie, Woodley’s role entails going nude on some love scenes and the actress felt that, “I felt like I loved the character, and I felt like I loved the story, and I felt like nudity is a part of real life. If that happened to be part of the story in a really beautiful, grounded, honest way, then I would never say no to a project based on the fact that nudity is involved,”  Shailene shared in recent interviews during the film’s premiere.  The film also stars Eva Green, Thomas Jane, Christopher Meloni and Shiloh Fernandez.




                    “White Bird In A Blizzard” opens November 12 in cinemas nationwide.

    The immensely popular comic book series 'Asterix' gets its first CGI animated feature film with 'The Land of the Gods in theaters 2015.


    Asterix is a unique property in that its one of the most successful box office franchises based on a comic book worldwide. Asterix: The Land of The Gods, brings the iconic Gaul and his colourful cast of friends and enemies to this country in a new CGI animated adventure.



    Julius Caesar unveils his latest plan to get rid of those indomitable Gauls once and for all. As his army has not been able to crush "the last pocket of resistance", he decides to try a stealth invasion: civilization delivered to the village gates! He builds a new Rome-The Land of the Gods-around Asterix's village, pressuring the Gauls to assimilate or vanish. Despite Asterix and Obelix's plans to stop the construction work, the buildings quickly rise and the Roman citizens start to peacefully invade their surroundings, bringing chaos to Asterix's village. Could this finally mean victory for Caesar?

    Asterix: The Land of The Gods comes to theatres in 2015.


    Released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    First Look at New Animated Movie 'Asterix: Land of the Gods'

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    The immensely popular comic book series 'Asterix' gets its first CGI animated feature film with 'The Land of the Gods in theaters 2015.


    Asterix is a unique property in that its one of the most successful box office franchises based on a comic book worldwide. Asterix: The Land of The Gods, brings the iconic Gaul and his colourful cast of friends and enemies to this country in a new CGI animated adventure.



    Julius Caesar unveils his latest plan to get rid of those indomitable Gauls once and for all. As his army has not been able to crush "the last pocket of resistance", he decides to try a stealth invasion: civilization delivered to the village gates! He builds a new Rome-The Land of the Gods-around Asterix's village, pressuring the Gauls to assimilate or vanish. Despite Asterix and Obelix's plans to stop the construction work, the buildings quickly rise and the Roman citizens start to peacefully invade their surroundings, bringing chaos to Asterix's village. Could this finally mean victory for Caesar?

    Asterix: The Land of The Gods comes to theatres in 2015.


    Released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    Yasuomi Umetsu’s Kite was a cutting edge anime that skirts the definition of hentai as it tells the story of young assassins in a futuristic city. Samuel L. Jackson is a fan. “I’ve always liked the story, I’ve watched it for years. When I heard [David Ellis] was doing it I was like, ‘Tell him I’d like to be a part of it’.” However, Ellis passed away before the project could really take off. Jackson stayed anyway. “When I commit to a project I kinda see it through, so I stayed. I’m glad I did.”


    Jackson plays the anglicized version of Mr Akai (now Karl Aker) – the cop who takes in orphaned Sawa, played by India Eisley, and makes her into a deadly weapon. The relationship between Sawa and Aker is a complex one and, in the anime, sexual and dark, but what translates into the movie was up for questioning. Jackson wasn’t sure exactly what the original intention was but he was ready for anything. “They didn’t tell it as hard as I wanted to tell it… I’m always of the mind that – look you knew what you were choosing when you chose it. I knew what I was stepping into because I’m very familiar with the story. I’m willing to do what the story’s about… I like dark.”

    Over the years he’s certainly proved that with his choices of roles, and Karl Akers is sure to be one of the darker parts in a distinguished career of making characters his own. However the Mr Akai part is very distinctive itself, and there were aspects of the original that Jackson chose to keep. “I wanted to keep the steel that is his personality and the toughness and the deviousness of him. I tried to make them real human traits that aren’t props.” Yet he wanted Akers to be real too. “He’s that guy. He’s in that place and he uses subterfuge and lies to get things done.”

    Akers sounds like a man who fits well into the darkness Jackson embraced for this film. Dark though the plot of girl assassins and corrupt men may be, what Jackson did to build something emotionally with India Eisley and her character Sawa. “I focused more on my relationship with her, and how to keep it honest, in whatever honesty a person like that can have, and trying to keep her comfortable. It was really important that I keep her comfortable and help her get through whatever she’s trying to get through,” Jackson said, basically being nothing like his character.

    KITEis released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    SHOWING ON OCTOBER 29. NATIONWIDE!

    Samuel L. Jackson stars in the movie adaptation of ‘KITE’

    Posted at  9:51 AM  |  in  UPCOMING MOVIES  |  Read More»

    Yasuomi Umetsu’s Kite was a cutting edge anime that skirts the definition of hentai as it tells the story of young assassins in a futuristic city. Samuel L. Jackson is a fan. “I’ve always liked the story, I’ve watched it for years. When I heard [David Ellis] was doing it I was like, ‘Tell him I’d like to be a part of it’.” However, Ellis passed away before the project could really take off. Jackson stayed anyway. “When I commit to a project I kinda see it through, so I stayed. I’m glad I did.”


    Jackson plays the anglicized version of Mr Akai (now Karl Aker) – the cop who takes in orphaned Sawa, played by India Eisley, and makes her into a deadly weapon. The relationship between Sawa and Aker is a complex one and, in the anime, sexual and dark, but what translates into the movie was up for questioning. Jackson wasn’t sure exactly what the original intention was but he was ready for anything. “They didn’t tell it as hard as I wanted to tell it… I’m always of the mind that – look you knew what you were choosing when you chose it. I knew what I was stepping into because I’m very familiar with the story. I’m willing to do what the story’s about… I like dark.”

    Over the years he’s certainly proved that with his choices of roles, and Karl Akers is sure to be one of the darker parts in a distinguished career of making characters his own. However the Mr Akai part is very distinctive itself, and there were aspects of the original that Jackson chose to keep. “I wanted to keep the steel that is his personality and the toughness and the deviousness of him. I tried to make them real human traits that aren’t props.” Yet he wanted Akers to be real too. “He’s that guy. He’s in that place and he uses subterfuge and lies to get things done.”

    Akers sounds like a man who fits well into the darkness Jackson embraced for this film. Dark though the plot of girl assassins and corrupt men may be, what Jackson did to build something emotionally with India Eisley and her character Sawa. “I focused more on my relationship with her, and how to keep it honest, in whatever honesty a person like that can have, and trying to keep her comfortable. It was really important that I keep her comfortable and help her get through whatever she’s trying to get through,” Jackson said, basically being nothing like his character.

    KITEis released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.

    SHOWING ON OCTOBER 29. NATIONWIDE!

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