SPIRIT FALLS HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH A MORTAL IN ROMANTIC TEEN MOVIE “EVERY DAY”

Can you have a relationship with a soul who inhabits a different body every day – sometimes boy, sometimes girl, sometimes the school quarterback, sometimes the outcast?  Find out the answers in the preternatural young adult movie “Every Day” directed by award-winning Michael Sucsy. “Every Day” is based on David Levithan’s tome that resonated so deeply with his readers that it spent months on the New York Times bestseller list and spawned online chat groups, fan art, and writing. The movie tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year…

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AWARD-WINNING FILM “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” TACKLES MOM’S UNDYING LOVE ON FEB. 14

One of this year’s highly-acclaimed film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” will finally open in the Philippines on February 14 in select cinemas – Eastwood, Shangri-La Mall, Century Mall, Commerce Mall, Festival Mall, Fisher Mall and Fora in Tagaytay. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial…

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Breaking the Ice with Craig Gillespie – I, Tonya

We interviewed Craig Gillespie, director of I, TONYA on the journey he went through to make this special “mockumentary” film about champion ice-skater Tonya Harding.   What initially attracted you to I, TONYA?  I was sent the script with the knowledge that Margot Robbie was attached. The combination of Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie was an immediately exciting idea to me. After reading Steven Rogers script, I was absolutely sold. The story was so masterfully told, with such a beautiful balance of emotion and humor, and a completely unconventional structure…

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ZENDAYA REWRITES THE STARS WITH ZAC EFRON IN “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN”

Playing opposite mulit-talented actor Zac Efron as Anne Wheeler is another fast-ascending young star,   Zendaya in the big screen musical “The Greatest Showman” along with Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Keala Settle and Rebecca Ferguson.   “The Greatest Showman” is a vibrant and engrossing “rags-to-riches” story about a man who achieved the impossible, through determination and the sheer power of his vivid imagination. A pioneer who invented the Big Top, P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) is considered to be the original showman. The Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award winner brings the…

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LOVE, SIMON – TRAILER REVEAL

From blockbuster filmmakers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (“Fault In Our Stars”, “Maze Runner” and “Twilight”) comes another highly-anticipated YA movie “Love, Simon” – about a boy’s coming out and finally facing his anonymous correspondent online whom he’s fallen in love with. Everyone deserves a great love story. In “Love, Simon”, seventeen-year old Simon Spier’s (Nick Robinson) situation is a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both…

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ZAC EFRON DELIVERS WINNING MUSICAL PERFORMANCE IN “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN”

Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and television, Zac Efron has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.  Efron became a household name with the launch of the 2006 Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel phenomenon “High School Musical” as Troy Bolton.  He reprised his role as Troy Bolton, head of the basketball team, in “High School Musical 2,” which broke cable TV records garnering 17.5 million viewers.  Zac also starred in the Disney feature film “High School Musical 3:  Senior Year,” the third installment of…

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A SPELLBINDING SPECTACLE AWAITS IN THE MOVIE MUSICAL “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN” ON JANUARY 31

Step into the most thrilling world of showbiz and how it all began in the most anticipated musical “The Greatest Showman” overflowing with a talented cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Keala Settle.  Directed by Michael Gracey, who makes his directorial film debut in “The Greatest Showman”, the larger-than-life musical movie also features original songs from Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (who composed songs from the highly-acclaimed “La La Land”).                    “The Greatest Showman”, inspired by the legend and…

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RIP-ROARING ACTION IN LIAM NEESON’S LATEST MOVIE “THE COMMUTER”

Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra team up once again after an enviable track record with Non-Stop amassing $222.8m worldwide in 2014 and Unknown’s $130.8m in 2011, so teaming up again for another thrill ride in the latest action thriller “The Commuter” set on a train in New York, was a no-brainer.                 “The Commuter” takes the audience out of the main location of the train to the outside world into the main character’s family home and into the office and bars: part of Michael’s (Neeson) daily routine. An ordinary…

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CHRIS HEMSWORTH STARS IN WAR FILM BASED ON TRUE EVENTS IN “12 STRONG”

                 Taking on the role of real life heroes, Chris Hemsworth (“Thor,” “The Avengers” films) along with Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Nocturnal Animals”) stars in “12 Strong” – a powerful action-packed new war drama based on the best-selling book “Horse Soldiers,” from true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.                 “12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen…

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LIAM NEESON STARS IN LATEST JAMPACKED ACTION MOVIE “THE COMMUTER”

Following the worldwide success of “Unknown,” “Non-Stop” and “Run All Night,” Liam Neeson known as the man with a particular set of skills stars in the explosive thriller “The Commuter.”  The movie is Neeson’s fourth collaboration with director Jaume Collet-Serra about one man‘s frantic quest to prevent disaster on a packed commuter train.   The screenplay proved irresistible to both the director and star, not just for the bravura of the action and the thrill of the suspense but for the moral conundrum the protagonist is faced with and the…

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Jericho Rosales and Erich Gonzales in SIARGAO – official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2017

Shot in scenic #Siargao, this film tells of a love story about three people who find themselves in this beautiful island, looking for love, happiness, and belongingness. Fresh from a breakup caused by her fear of settling down, video blogger LAURA (Erich Gonzales) embarks on a solo trip to Siargao hoping to move on and find a new adventure. Here she meets rock singer DIEGO (Jericho Rosales) who is caught between uncertainties of the future and baggages of the past. This fateful encounter stirs up what local entrepreneur ABI (Jasmine…

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THIS IS IT! “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN” FULL TRAILER REVEAL

Brace for a deeply moving spectacle in the world of showbiz with the full trailer reveal of “The Greatest Showman”.   GREATEST SHOWMAN full trailer   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…

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BOOK-TO-MOVIE “WONDER” EMPOWERS THE YOUNG AGAINST BULLYING

Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school,  Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.   “Wonder” stars Academy…

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FIND OUT WHO WINS IN “BATTLE OF THE SEXES” AT AYALA MALLS CINEMAS ON DECEMBER 6

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (played by Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the “Battle of the Sexes” and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world.   As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.  The fiercely private…

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STELLAR CAST OF SUSPECTS IN “MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS”

In the most timeless of whodunits, “Murder on the Orient Express” follows renowned detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) as he attempts to solve what would become one of the most infamous crimes in history based on Agatha Christie’s classic and most ingenious novel of the same title.   After a shocking murder of a wealthy businessman on the lavish European train barreling its way west in the dead of winter, private detective Poirot must use every tool of his trade to uncover which of the train’s eclectic passengers is the…

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