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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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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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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TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL AND GREED IN ACTION-PACKED DRAMA “DEEPWATER HORIZON” from Pioneer Films [Rated R-13]

From Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, producer of memorable blockbusters such as “The Matrix,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” comes another thrilling edge-of-your-seat drama thriller “Deepwater Horizon” starring an impressive cast led by Mark Wahlberg along with Dylan O’Brien, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Gina Rodriguez (“Jane The Virgin). Directed by Peter Berg, known for his cerebral and visceral thrillers such as “Very Bad Things,” “The Kingdom” and “Hancock,”  “Deepwater Horizon” is based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig…

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Solar Pictures: Broken Vows – How far would you go to hide the truth? [R13]

BROKEN VOWS features today’s hottest upcoming stars with Blind-spot’s Jaimie Alexander as Tara, together with Wes Bentley (Patrick), Alexandra Breckenridge (Debra), and Cam Gigandet as fiancé Michael. On her bachelorette-party weekend with friends in New Orleans, Tara falls for the darkly-sexy bartender Patrick.  Waking in his bed the next morning, Tara instantly regrets her unfaithfulness and flies back home to her fiancé.  Her secret flame becomes a full-on fire when Patrick shows up at her house, surreptitiously tries to cancel her wedding arrangements, and stalks her every move. He spirals…

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