Monday, November 20, 2017


BRACE for a deeply moving spectacle in the world of showbiz with the full trailer reveal of The Greatest Showman.  

Hugh Jackman stars as the legendary P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman,” a heartwarming musical film inspired by the life of the man who invented show business.  Magical and moving, it’s a rags-to-riches story about a visionary who transformed entertainment with his legendary circus.  Michelle Williams stars as Barnum’s wife, Charity. Zac Efron plays his protégée and business partner. The film also features compelling performances by Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

Directed by Michael Gracey, with soaring music from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the movie is infused with strong themes about imagination, acceptance, and family.

The Greatest Showman opens January 31, 2018  in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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BASED on the research by Oscar Award winner, George Clooney, from a 1957 documentary film “Crisis in Levittown”, a true story of what happened when William and Daisy Meyers became the first African American family to move in to Levittown, Pennsylvania.

Clooney recalled a script the Academy Award winning,Coen Brothers, who had sent to him back in 1999 called “Suburbicon.”It was a comedy/thriller with similar themes to Fargo and Burn After Reading: hapless characters making really bad decisions. Together with the producers, they thought that it seems a good time for a film that feels angry; combining the existing Suburbicon script and setting it in Levittown during the week the Meyer’s moved in.

Suburbicon tells the story of America’s emerging middle class, in the decade following the Second World War, was moving to the suburbs: idyllic, affordable homes in planned communities. For many, the American Dream of owning a home was becoming a reality for the first time.  It is a picture-perfect 1950s suburb where the best and worst of humanity are reflected through the deeds of ordinary people.  But when a home break-in turns deadly, a family must turn to blackmail, revenge, and betrayal in order to survive.

However, there’s a great deal of irony and social commentary in the characters’ story. They’re a growing family in search of the American Dream and feel like they’ll be welcome and safe in their new home. Unfortunately, their new neighbors are really disrespectful and sometimes dangerous: breaking windows and jumping on their car. Meanwhile, there’s a real problem next door no one is addressing.

Shot entirely in Southern California that stars the Academy Award winners, Matt Damon, as a model father and a husband, and Julianne Moore, who portrays the wife and the twin sister.

Suburbicon is showing on several moviehouses beginning on the 22nd  of November nationwide. It is exclusively distributed by Solar Pictures.

Friday, November 10, 2017

GMA Network to air local version of BOYS OVER FLOWERS

GMA Network Inc. signs a co-production deal yesterday, November 9, with JU Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc., a Philippine company with Korean counterpart, to produce the Filipino version of the widely successful television series Boys Over Flowers.

Boys Over Flowers was based on the Japanese manga series ‘Hana Yori Dango’ which tells the story of a spunky school girl who receives a scholarship grant to enter a prestigious academy. She then captures the interest of four rich, popular and handsome guys collectively known as F4 (short for Flower 4).

The said series has been locally produced in several countries like Taiwan, Japan and Korea.

GMA Network First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan feels extremely happy to be airing the Philippine adaptation of the said TV series that catapulted the careers of some of today’s hottest Asian stars.

“We’re very pleased to announce that we are doing our own version of Boys Over Flowers in partnership with JU Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc. It’s a huge project and we promise to give our viewers something to look forward to soon.”

He also added that there will be a nationwide audition to find the perfect cast for the local series. “In order for us to find the actors who will portray the coveted characters in the series, we will have a nationwide open casting call that will give equal chance to talented individuals who want to be part of this highly anticipated project.”

“We hope that we live up to their expectations and I know the talent of the Filipinos is something to be proud of worldwide so I’m sure that we won’t disappoint,” adds GMA Films and GMA Worldwide Inc. President Annette Gozon.

Meanwhile, JU Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc. Chief Executive Officer Son Jong Wook looks forward to a successful partnership with GMA Network. “I would like to thank GMA for the partnership. Looking forward to a fruitful relationship with the Network and we are all excited with this project.”

Also present in the contract signing were JU Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc. Vice President Oh Jae Jun, Cube 9 Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Lee Dong Hee and Cube 9 Entertainment Vice President Kim Jae Sung.

The project is slated to begin its production soon. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Critics Praise Hollywood Stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy in Heart-Wrenching Film “Breathe”

FROM his breakout role as Eduardo Saverin in “The Social Network” to finding himself as Peter Parker in “The Amazing Spider-Man”, Andrew Garfield is back in one of his most dramatic roles to date in “Breathe” co-starring Golden Globe winning actress (“The Crown”) Claire Foy.

The film takes us back to the 1950’s at the height of the Polio outbreak and welcomes us into the life of Robin Cavendish, who after being given only three months to live after being paralyzed from the neck down by polio at age 28, becomes a pioneering advocate for the disabled.

What does one do when an illness takes away your life during its prime? Does one succumb to the sickness or do you continue fighting and hope that somewhere along the way you find a silver lining?  Together with his wife Diana, they travel the world with the hopes of transforming the lives of others like him.

Critics could not help but find themselves spreading praises to the beauty of the story and how two of Hollywood’s finest gave their unforgettable performances in this docudrama.

The New York Times finds “Breathe” as the perfect mix of horror, drama and awareness needed for a movie with this kind of theme, “It’s a rebel moment of chillingly authentic horror that seems to have slipped through every bad-feeling filter the filmmakers have installed.”

Andy Serkis who has become a household name with a household face, makes his directorial debut in this film and is seen to be one for the books, Common Sense Media had this to say to the highly talented actor for his boldness in directing “Breathe”.

“In his directorial debut, Serkis keeps the focus tightly on the characters -- and reaps the rewards, especially from Foy's superb performance as Diana.”

Serkis gives you a glimpse of how a British film can be beautifully executed making it highly possible for it to reach the most golden of award ceremonies.

Written by William Nicholson (“Les Misérables”, “Gladiator”) the film co-stars Tom Hollander (“Hanna”), Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) and Game of Thrones star Dean-Charles Chapman.
“Breathe” hits theaters near you starting November 22 and is distributed by Pioneer Films.   


WARNER Bros. and New Line Cinema have just unveiled the teaser trailer forGame Night, an adult comedy with wild adventures and a strong ensemble cast led by Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.

Check out the trailer below and watch Game Night in Philippine cinemas 2018.

Joining Bateman and McAdams in the cast are Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Michael Cyril Creighton and Kyle Chandler.

Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be.

Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over.

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Vacation) are directing the film from an original screenplay by Mark Perez (Accepted).

Game Night is a New Line Cinema presentation and distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.


FEARLESS protector. Guardian of Gotham City. Find out more about Batman in the new Justice League featurette titled “Bruce Wayne aka Batman” which has just been released by Warner Bros.

Check out the featurette below and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas Nov. 16.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League features Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).

Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


JAMIE Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon.

Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the film arrives in Philippine cinemas for Valentine’s Day 2018.

Watch the trailer of Fifty Shades Freed at:

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

Also returning from prior Fifty Shades entries are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman and Robinne Lee, who are joined for the first time by Arielle Kebbel and Brant Daugherty.

Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker’s James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.

Fifty Shades Freed is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


UNIVERSAL Pictures has just released the first official trailer for the The Post, the first film collaboration between cinema giants Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

Watch the trailer at:

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addition to directing, Spielberg produces along with Amy Pascal and Kristie Macosko Krieger. The script was written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, and the film features an acclaimed ensemble cast including Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford and Zach Woods.

In Philippine cinemas January 2018, The Post is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


KULTURA celebrates local luxury as it re-opens its store at the Second Level of SM Makati and formally introduces its new brand ambassador Marian Rivera on November 9, 2017.  

As a celebrity, hands-on Mom, and entrepreneur, Marian represents the modern Filipina with a global outlook, whose eclectic tastes have made her appreciate all things Filipino.  Like many young women today, she is rediscovering her heritage and appreciating the artistry of handcrafted accessories and beautifully embroidered apparel.  

With that, she is confident enough to mix pieces from international designers with touches of Filipiniana in her everyday style, resulting in a look that is not costumey, but effortlessly chic and contemporary. 

“The idea to get Marian Rivera as a brand ambassador started with a post of her in our silk barong dress for the inauguration of VP Leni Robredo,” says Kultura. “This post was met with a remarkable response, which included numerous inquiries to this day, about the dress she was wearing and its availability in our stores.”

Marian’s elegant taste in style and fashion has shown her love for locally-made products particularly because these are ‘gawang Pinoy’ and benefit Filipino exporters, manufacturers, communities and the economy in general. Through their partnership, Kultura hopes to strengthen an overall appreciation for local artistry and craftsmanship and ultimately, pride in our heritage.”

Marian and Kultura are both advocates of helping local communities, part of the day's proceeds on November 9 will support the 6,000+ surgeries that Smile Train provides annually to Filipino children in need. 

“Since 2001, Smile Train has performed close to 50,000 cleft surgeries in the Philippines,” says Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, Country Director for Smile Train Philippines. This would not have been possible without our local partners who are committed to helping children with clefts and our donors who continue to believe in our cause.” 

Uniquely Filipino select items are available at Kultura in SM Makati, Megamall, Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside, SM Lanang Premier and the newly opened Kultura at The Podium and at most SM Stores.  Its boutiques are located at Taal Vista Hotel, Pico de Loro, Molo Mansion Iloilo.  Visit to discover more about Kultura.