AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ EXCLUSIVE “A FAMILY MAN” IS A TIMELY OFFERING FOR FAMILIES ON AUG. 23

Action and blockbuster star Gerard Butler stars in his latest passion project “A Family Man” that tackles the under-explored world of corporate headhunting with characters confronting relatable and universal challenges: “the balance between work and family, husband and wife dynamics, the father and son relationship, losing a job and finding a job.”   Opening exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Trinoma and Greenbelt 1 screens starting August 23, “A Family Man” is a family drama that deals with real-life dilemmas. A simple, elegant and classic throwback movie about a deeply touching father…

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BIGGEST INDIE FILM FESTIVAL THE 13TH CINEMALAYA @ AYALA MALLS CINEMAS

Ayala Malls Cinemas brings the biggest independent film festival in the country closer to the audience as the 13th Cinemalaya Film Festival opens on August 5 -13 at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, TriNoma, Fairview Terraces, U.P. Town Center, and now reaching Pampanga audiences at MarqueeMall.   This year’s highly-anticipated Cinemalaya features an exciting lineup of nine full length feature films and twelve short films featuring talented and iconic actors in their most challenging roles yet such as Sharon Cuneta, Alfred Vargas, Jake Cuenca, Boots Anson-Roa, Yayo Aguila, Bembol Rocco, Gina…

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Halle Berry Chases Down Her Son’s Abductor in ‘KIDNAP’

Halle Berry was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s and has been involved in the production of several of the films in which she performed. Her breakthrough film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang, alongside Eddie Murphy, which led to roles in films such as the comedy The Flintstones, the political comedy-drama Bulworth and the television film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, among many other awards. In addition to her Academy…

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“KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE” FULL TRAILER REVEAL

The action ante just reached maximum level in the latest full trailer reveals of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” sequel to the sleeper hit “Kingsman: The Secret Service” that has already grossed more than US$400 million worldwide. Trailer link:   The first hit movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service” based upon the acclaimed comic book introduced us to an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe.   Helming anew this action blockbuster is Matthew Vaughn with Taron Egerton reprIsing…

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CHARLIZE THERON PLAYS LETHAL SPY IN HYPER-ACTION FLICK “ATOMIC BLONDE”

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”) stars in her latest kick-ass movie “Atomic Blonde” as Agent Lorraine Broughton, the MI6’s deadliest operative who is sent to Berlin to uncover an espionage ring before the world’s secrets become public.   Theron says that she has truly connected with her role as a top MI6 agent sent to save Britain one kick and punch at a time. “The thing that I liked about Lorraine is the fact that I connected with everything”, she works together with embedded station Chief David Percival (James…

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BEAUTIFUL PAIN (aka REDHA)  

BEAUTIFUL PAIN is the first Malaysian film to tackle autism. In her feature directing debut, Tunku Mona Riza delivers a quiet, compassionate look at the condition which afflicts 1 in 160 children, according to the World Health Organization. Upon learning that their only son has autism, the parent’s world suddenly crumbles. With hardly any knowledge about this condition, they struggle to confront the harsh realities of raising an autistic child. Upon the discovery that their only son Danial has autism, Alina and Razlan’s world crumbles as they struggle to confront…

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CARA DELEVINGNE AND DANE DEHAAN IN HIGH-SPEED SCI-FI ACTION “VALERIAN”

“Valerian” also known as “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is the visually captivating new movie from renowned film makerLuc Besson the legendary director of “The Fifth Element” and “Lucy” starring Cara Delevingne and Dane Dehaan as the unlikely duo tasked to protect the galaxy.          Set in the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHann) and Laureline (Cara Delavigne) are special operatives charged by the Minister of Defense with keeping order throughout the human territories. They are tasked with protecting the intergalactic planet Alpha who after years of prosperity…

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“MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS” TRAILER & POSTER DEBUT

                Following the all-star cast photo reveal of the highly-anticipated latest remake of the classic book by Agatha Christie “Murder on the Orient Express”, 20th Century Fox further exposes the whodunit exploits of the uber-intelligent detective Hercule Poirot on its poster and trailer debut  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ibNEKpmrJY&feature=youtu.be   Directed by Kenneth Branagh who also stars as Poirot, “Murder on the Orient Express” features a powerhouse cast that includes Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Olivia Colman who all play a crucial part in solving…

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“THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US” TRAILER REVEAL

20th Century Fox reveals a glimpse of the breathtaking scenery in the inspiring survivor story of “The Mountain Between Us” with its trailer debut starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba. Trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWKkdQPZkkw A thrilling, edge-of-your-seat film, “The Mountain Between Us” is directed by the masterful Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”), Winslet takes on the role of Alex, a journalist, and Elba plays Ben, a neurosurgeon who both embark on a perilous, transformational journey, despite the odds stacked firmly against them. Braving the elements…

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MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION CONTINUES IN “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL”

It’s all for mom in the upcoming family movie “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” as Alicia Silverstone leads her reluctant brood on a road trip for quality family time.   Based on the bestselling children’s series by Jeff Kinney, along with Silverstone, the latest movie features an all-new cast that includes Tom Everett Scott, Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright and Owen Asztalos. Silverstone, known for her hit charming movie “Clueless” and won MTV’s awards for Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain in her film debut “The Crush” brings…

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CrystalSky Multimedia: KATIE HOLMES PLAYS POET WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER IN “TOUCHED WITH FIRE”

                “Touched with Fire” is a deeply moving love story starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby that centers on two poets with bipolar disorder whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. Their chemistry is instant and intense, driving each other’s mania to new heights. Swinging from fantastical highs to tormented lows, they ultimately must choose between sanity and love.   Inspired by his own struggles overcoming bipolar disorder, Paul Dalio wrote, directed, edited and scored his feature-film debut, which also includes performances by Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce…

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MICHAEL FASSBENDER ABOARD PERILOUS JOURNEY IN “ALIEN: COVENANT” [Rated: R-13

                 Ridley Scott’s original “Alien” remains a standard bearer for the horror genre that morphed into a blockbuster iconic franchise among horror and sci-fi fans.   In Scott’s latest “Alien: Covenant” to hit Philippine cinemas this May 10, the Oscar®-nominated filmmaker sought to recapture the same foreboding atmosphere of constant danger and dread while also offering new insights that would add richness and depth to the larger Alien mythology.   The film opens with a peaceful mission designed to take humanity beyond the confines of Earth into a settlement among the…

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RISKING IT ALL IN THRILLING ACTIONER “EXTORTION”

Playing the survival game, a family vacation turns into a race for survival “Extortion” starring Eion Bailey (TV’s “Ray Donovan,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Band of Brothers”), Academy Award® nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips, Eye in the Sky, The Brothers Grimsby), Bethany Joy Lenz (TV’s “Dexter” and “American Gothic”), and Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon franchise, Shooter, The Color Purple).   “Extortion” brings the action at a Caribbean resort where Kevin Riley (Bailey) and his family take a carefree boat ride that turns tragic when they’re stranded on an island.…

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FINAL EPIC WAR BETWEEN MAN & APE IN TRAILER 2 REVEAL OF “WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES”

The tension between man and ape has reached its peak leading to “War for the Planet of the Apes” as revealed in its second trailer.  The latest trailer reveals an armada from both sides of the war in a series of intense, explosive confrontations between man and ape on who truly is the rightful heir of the planet.   In “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an…

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RIDLEY SCOTT EXPLORES DARKEST CORNERS IN “ALIEN: COVENANT”

The father of the iconic franchise “Alien” returns in the latest pulse-pounding installment “Alien: Covenant” where he will take the audience into the darkest corners of the crew’s psyche in a new planet that stars an impressive cast – Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce and Danny McBride.   If anyone knows how to terrify audiences with smart, sophisticated storytelling, it’s Scott. His original Alien remains a standard bearer for the horror genre, a psychologically taut, uncomfortably claustrophobic film, as lean and effective as the sleek, vicious beast…

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