EASTER WEEKEND FAMILY MOVIE “THE BOSS BABY” OPENS APRIL 15

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar, comes DreamWorks Animation’s “The Boss Baby,” a hilarious family comedy about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator — a wildly imaginative 7-year old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit, carrying a briefcase and speaking with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin. The sibling rivalry between the two brothers has reluctantly cast aside when…

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LOVE ALWAYS WINS IN DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S HIGHLY-IMAGINATIVE THE BOSS BABY

DreamWorks Animation’s latest and 34th movie, The Boss Baby is inspired by the best-selling book of the same title by Marla Frazee – the film tags us along on a young boy’s colourful adventures as he discovers that his new baby brother is not what he seems.   Directed by Dreamworks veteran Tom McGrath (“Megamind,” “Madagascar”), “The Boss Baby” is a family comedy featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel and Miles Bakshi.  Exploring the wonders of a child’s imagination and celebrating the precious…

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CAREN LISSNER’S CHICK-LIT HIT “CARRIE PILBY” ADAPTED TO MOVIE [Rated R-13]

Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) is a 19-year old genius, a year out of Harvard, four years ahead of her peers, living in New York City. Burdened with an overactive moral compass and self-consciously aware of her uncommon intellect, in a city full of people she considers oversexed, deceitful hypocrites, Carrie finds herself isolated, friendless, dateless and unemployed.   To coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist, Dr. Petrov (Nathan Lane), makes a list of goals she is to achieve between Thanksgiving and the end of the year: 1. Go…

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EWAN MCGREGOR’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT “AMERICAN PASTORAL” EXCLUSIVE AT AYALA MALLS CINEMAS

                Two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor stars and debuts as a director in the deeply affecting father-daughter story “American Pastoral” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Philip Roth that chronicles the profound changes in the last half-century of American life. The adaptation focuses in on the Swede’s search for his daughter and the resonant themes of uncertainty, shifting fates, family and loss, that took the filmmakers nearly thirteen years to bring to the screen.   “American Pastoral” follows a family’s idyllic existence that was shattered by social and…

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DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S THE BOSS BABY CELEBRATES SIBLING LOVE

The Baby Boss

DreamWorks Animation’s latest full length feature “The Boss Baby” explores the wonders of a child’s imagination and celebrates the precious bond between siblings.  Featuring the voices of award-winning Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Buscemi and Miles Bakshi, “The Boss Baby” is packed with memorable and relatable characters based on the best-selling book by Marla Frazee.   Directed by Tom McGrath, “The Boss Baby” is told from the wildly imaginative perspective of seven-year-old Tim Templeton (Bakshi).  Tim has the perfect life, enjoying his daily rituals and all of his…

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LATEST COLONIZATION MISSION LANDS IN HOSTILE TERRAIN IN RIDLEY SCOTT’S ALIEN: COVENANT

ALIEN: COVENANT

              The largest colonization mission takes off in Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi horror-thriller Alien: Covenant starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo,  Callie Hernandez and Danny McBride.    Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in “Alien” with “Alien: Covenant”, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with “Prometheus” and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant…

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STRENGTH OF SELFLESS TEENS IGNITE IN POWER RANGERS MOVIE

Power Rangers

              Based on the unendingly popular legend of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comes the rollicking, action-packed modern chronicle of how the famed color-coded crew of teen warriors first transformed from a band of small-town outcasts into a united team of mighty superheroes in the new Power Rangers movie.                 The re-imagined story of Saban’s “Power Rangers” comes to the screen on a thrilling scale that amps up the, action, effects and creative design. A fresh young cast from around the world joins with Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston and…

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DEADPOOL 2 VIRAL TEASER DEBUTS IN PHILIPPINE THEATERS WITH LOGAN

The hilarious short aka long teaser of Deadpool 2 that became viral worldwide will finally debut in Philippine theatres on Saturday, March 11.   The long teaser that had the world laughing out loud will exclusively play only in screens where “Logan” is currently on its second week in theatres.   Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool is seen passing by a deserted street while an old man is being mugged at the start of the teaser.  Heroics ensue as he tries to change into his suit but realizes he’s…

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YOUNG ADULT NOVEL “BEFORE I FALL” TURNED MOTION PICTURE

Zoey Deutch in BEFORE I FALL

Sam seemed to have everything a teenage girl could want: popularity, a hot boyfriend, cool status, fun friends, loving family and seeming happiness.  But beyond the superficial, Sam’s life wasn’t so charmed. She was one of a clique of high school mean girls who made life hellish for those different from them.  When she’s killed in a car accident, Sam is forced to relive her last day on Earth seven times in order to get things right.  She attempts to make sense of what befell her and gain a better…

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WOLVERINE’S BERSERKER RAGE UNLEASHED LIKE NEVER BEFORE IN “LOGAN”

                Hugh Jackman and highly-acclaimed director James Mangold take the iconic Wolverine character to new heights in this year’s highly-anticipated “Logan”.   From their previous collaboration on the phenomenally successful “The Wolverine” in 2003 that won praise for its careful parsing of Logan’s inner tumult rather than the over-the-top action, Jackman and Mangold once again team up to give the audience the most unforgettable journey with Wolverine in “Logan”. Even before embarking on the project, Jackman and Mangold understood that the story needed to exist apart from the dense and heady…

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AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ 2ND WAVE OF CINEMA CLASSICS FILIPINO FILMS IN RETROSPECT AT GLORIETTA AND TRINOMA FROM MARCH 1 – 7

                After the success of the Cinema Classics at U.P. Town Center early this January, Ayala Malls Cinemas in partnership with ABS-CBN Film Restorations Group bring another round of spectacular movies from the archives that are now masterfully digitalized for better appreciation in the big screen of today.   “Cinema Classics is bigger now as we hold it simultaneously at Glorietta and TriNoma to serve our north and south moviegoers. We have more choices with really well-loved films that I’m sure the fans would love again to see in the…

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Pioneer Films: ORDINARY TEENS RISE AS SUPERHEROES IN POWER RANGERS MOVIE

POWER RANGERS

Meet the latest teen superheroes as they embark in their high-octane journey on screen in the all-new Power Rangers movie.    Saban’s “Power Rangers” follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before…

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Pioneer Films: TACKLING REALITIES OF PEER PRESSURE IN “BEFORE I FALL”

                A story of self-discovery for the young ones, especially high school students going through peer pressure and acceptance, “Before I Fall” is a film based on the popular young adult novel of the same title by Lauren Oliver.   Directed by Russo-Young, “Before I Fall” brings us back to high school, a period we all quickly go through but seems to have lasting impact in our lives.  The film sees a young popular girl, Sam (Zoey Deutch) who needs to relive a day in her high school life seven…

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Pioneer Films : A FATHER’S JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS IN “THE SHACK”

The Shack

                Sam Worthington, known for his global hit epic adventure movies such as “Avatar” and “Clash of The Titans” leads the audience in his latest exciting inspirational journey in “The Shack”.  The movie is based on the phenomenally successful novel “The Shack” by author William P. Young and is a profoundly inspirational story about the resiliency of the human spirit amongst unimaginable loss, as a grieving father faces the hardest decision of his life — to forgive the unforgivable.   From all appearances, Mackenzie Phillips (Sam Worthington) seems to have…

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20th Century Fox : HUGH JACKMAN SHARES SCREEN WITH NEWCOMER DAFNE KEEN IN “LOGAN”

                Wolverine’s next of kin, Laura aka X-23 is finally revealed in “Logan,” the defining chapter in the cinematic saga of one of the greatest comic book heroes ever created from visionary writer-director James Mangold. Hugh Jackman stars in the title role, alongside Patrick Stewart (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and newcomer Dafne Keen. The film is produced by blockbuster filmmakers Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.   When the film opens, Logan is in a vulnerable and broken state, the curse of…

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