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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PHENOMENAL MANGA “DEATH NOTE : LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD” IN CINEMAS MARCH 15

PHENOMENAL MANGA “DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD” IN CINEMAS MARCH 15

                The highly-anticipated manga film adaptation “ Death Note : Light Up the New World ” is an interesting follow up to the original three Death Note films. The story takes place 10 years later since two geniuses fought the battle of intelligence and now, six different notebooks fell down on Earth.   The film simultaneously takes place in Shibuya, Wall Street and Russia where authorities are on high alert with Death Note killings taking place while a world renowned private investigator, Ryuzaki (Sosuke Ikematsu), joins the Task Force.  He…

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Sinag Maynila unveiled the finalists for 2017 Film Festival

On its 3rd year, the Sinag Maynila Organization unveiled the finalists for 2017 Film Festival. Sinag Maynila Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng and acclaimed filmmaker Brillante Mendoza are proudly announced the 2017 film festival finalists for full length, short and documentary films, yesterday at its press conference held in Pasay City. “Its so hard to decide who will be the top finalists but among the 60 entries we have 5 great, beautiful and entertaining films for this year” Wilson Tieng. Director Mendoza said “Sinag Maynila will be showing at SM Cinemas…

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20th Century Fox : MIND-BOGGLING PSYCHO THRILLER “A CURE FOR WELLNESS” ON FEBRUARY 15

Dane DeHaan in A CURE FOR WELLNESS

From visionary director, Gore Verbinski, “A Cure for Wellness” is a chilling and mind-bending psychological thriller.  Embarking on the movie, Verbinski wanted to make a thriller with the depth, insight and power of classics in the genre that he admired, such as “The Shining” (Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film), “Don’t Look Now” (Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film) and “Rosemary’s Baby” (Roman Polanski’s 1968 film). The idea of a quick fix cure, together with society’s malaise and the obsession with perfect health were topics that fascinated Verbinski, whose films include the hugely successful…

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OctoArts Films : FANTASIZING SPOUSE’S DEATH IN “ A KIND OF MURDER ” [Rated PG]

Patrick Wilson, known for the phenomenal and hair-raising “The Conjuring” movies stars anew in the psychological stylish thriller “ A Kind of Murder ” with Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett and Vincent Kartheiser.   Directed by Andy Goddard, “A Kind of Murder” is based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel “The Blunderer,” set in New York City and trails Walter Stackhouse (Wilson), a rich, successful architect and unhappily married to the beautiful but damaged Clara (Biel).  To take his mind off from Clara, Walter fully embraces his favorite hobby of writing crime stories….

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Pioneer Films: A RIVETING TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN’S STRUGGLE IN AND OUT OF MADNESS IN “BRAIN ON FIRE”

“Brain on Fire” is the astonishing true story of a young woman’s descent into madness in the face of a medical mystery starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Carrie-Anne Moss, Richard Armitage, Jenny Slate and Tyler Perry.   Based on the award-winning memoir and a New York Times bestseller, “Brain of Fire” is directed by Gerard Barrett and trails the challenges of Susannah Cahalan (Moretz), a young woman just out of university and living her dreams in New York City. She’s an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post, and…

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Pioneer Films: KEANU REEVES BEYOND CAR-FU AND GUN-FU BOUNDARIES IN “JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2”

                A surprise hit in 2014, John Wick struck a chord with audiences who yearned to see Keanu Reeves return to full-blown action mode. Earning cult status for its hyper-kinetic take on classic martial arts and gunplay, the film’s global success presented the producers with an inevitable question: What to do for an encore? For Reeves, the answer was clear: more action, a bigger scope and a deeper dive into the title character’s internal struggle.   The story of “John Wick: Chapter 2” is the journey of a complicated hit…

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Pioneer Films: NEW “POWER RANGERS” MOVIE OPENS MARCH 22 IN PHIL. CINEMAS

From the team of  filmmakers who introduced cool young adult blockbuster franchises such as “The Twilight Saga,” “The Fault in Our Stars” and “The Maze Runner,”  producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen along with Haim Saban and Brian Casentini bring the latest young adult movie franchise to watch out for – the new “Power Rangers” movie.   The latest “Power Rangers” movie 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…

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Pioneer Films: KEANU REEVES RELOADS GUNS AND AMMO IN “JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2”

Keanu Reeves suits up and reloads as the legendary and untouchable assassin in “John Wick: Chapter 2” following the 2014 hit of the same title.   Guns and ammos are relit in the high-octane action “John Wick: Chapter 2” where John Wick is brought back from retirement the second time.  After unleashing mayhem on the criminals who killed his dog, retired super assassin John Wick retrieves his beloved 1969 Mustang from the Russian mobsters who stole it, only to be pursued in a spectacular high-speed car chase through crowded New…

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20th Century Fox: DISCOVER WHAT AILS YOU IN THE R-RATED HORROR THRILLER “A CURE FOR WELLNESS”

Gore Verbinski, known for helming the global hit remake of “The Ring” is back in the horror genre in “A Cure For Wellness” where he introduces an enticing yet very unsettling spa that promises a cure for what ails man in today’s fast and highly-wired landscape.   Starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs, “A Cure For Wellness” drives the audience from a city abuzz with an overly competitive workforce to a remote picturesque location in the Swiss Alps where an exclusive wellness spa gives its clients the ultimate…

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20th Century Fox: HISTORY’S GREATEST “HIDDEN FIGURES” BEHIND THE APOLLO MISSIONS

Everyone knows about the Apollo missions.  We can all immediately list the bold male astronauts who took those first giant steps for humankind in space:  John Glenn, Alan Shepard and Neil Armstrong.  Yet, remarkably, Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson’s are names not taught in school or even known to most people — even though their daring, smarts and powerful roles as NASA’s ingenious “human computers” were indispensable to advances that allowed for human space flight.  These women are the unsung and unlikely heroes of the space race…

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20th Century Fox: JAMES FRANCO’S 7 SMART WAYS TO LIVE IN TODAY’S HIGHLY-WIRED LANDSCAPE IN “WHY HIM?”

James Franco stars as Silicon Valley billionaire Laird Mayhew, a self-made young man whose life was spent writing codes and designing apps, leaving him clueless about how to read a room and appropriately modulate his behavior in the uproarious R-rated family comedy “Why Him?”   Laird’s social skills are completely acceptable to his girlfriend Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) and to the millennial circle he belongs, but does not sit well with Stephanie’s dad, Ned (Bryan Cranston).  Ned, a small-town father, owner of a struggling mid-sized printing business in Michigan, is complete…

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