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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Chris Pine talks about playing Jack Ryan – United International Pictures and Solar Entertainment

Chris Pine is the new Jack Ryan in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, based on the popular Tom Clancy novels. Pine’s Jack Ryan is a CIA analyst who unwittingly discovers a Russian terrorist plot and is sent into the field to continue the investigation. Chris Pine, is the fourth actor to take on the titular role of the CIA Operative (following in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck), The film co-stars  Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh. His films include Just My Luck, Blind Dating, Smokin’ Aces, This Means War, People Like Us,…

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Keanu Reeves battles dragon, samurai warriors and demons in 47 Ronin – Solar Entertainment

Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return to action-adventure in 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and restore honor to their people. Driven from their homes and dispersed across the land, this band of Ronin must seek the help of Kai (Reeves)—a half-breed they once rejected—as they fight their way across a savage world of mythic beasts, shape-shifting witchcraft and wondrous terrors. As this exiled, enslaved outcast becomes their most deadly weapon, he will transform into the…

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Chris Pine is going up against Mother Russia in “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” from Solar Entertainment

Based on a script by Adam Cozad and David Koepp and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Jack Ryan : Shadow Recruit takes us back to the earliest years of the titular character’s career in the CIA, working for the Financial Intelligence Unit. Working undercover in Mocow for a company owned by a mysterious billionaire (Branagh), Jack (Chris Pine)  discovers a terrorist plot that would shut down the entire United States economy. Working with his handler (Kevin Costner) , the hero must work to save millions of lives from an incredible threat.…

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Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin – Solar Entertainment

“47 Ronin“ is helmed by visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch (“The Gift”). Inspired by styles as diverse as Miyazaki and Hokusai, Rinsch will bring to life the stunning landscapes and enormous battles that will display the timeless Ronin story to global audiences in a way that’s never been seen before. From ancient Japan’s most enduring tale, the epic 3D fantasy-adventure “47 Ronin” is born. Keanu Reeves leads the cast as Kai, an outcast who joins Oishi (Hiroyuki Sanada), the leader of the 47 Ronin. Together they seek vengeance upon the…

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‘Chloë Grace Moretz’ Hit Girl is back in Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass wouldn’t be half the hero he is without Hit Girl, and no sequel would begin production without her in the mix.  Imagined by Award winning writer Mark Millar as a tribute to his eldest daughter, Hit Girl has struck a chord with readers since her introduction and grown exponentially in popularity.  The young woman who brought her to life, Chloë Grace Moretz, has been working up a storm—earning critical acclaim in such fare as Let Me In, as well as working with the likes of Martin Scorsese in Hugo…

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Tiger Chen goes from stuntman to leadingman in Keanu Reeve’s directorial debut in ‘Man of Tai-Chi”

Keanu Reeves says that he was motivated to direct his first film “Man of Tai-Chi” because the story was close to his heart and vision. “The origins of the story date back nearly fifteen years, to when martial artist Tiger Chen Hu met Keanu Reeves while working as part of the stunt team for The Matrix. Their friendship developed over the course of the trilogy of films, with Tiger eventually assuming more prominent stunt roles, impressing Reeves with his work ethic and imagination. “I had to do Kung Fu training…

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Tiger Chen goes from stuntman to leading man in Keanu Reeve’s directorial debut in ‘Man of Tai-Chi”

Keanu Reeves says that he was motivated to direct his first film “Man of Tai-Chi” because the story was close to his heart and vision. “The origins of the story date back nearly fifteen years, to when martial artist Tiger Chen Hu met Keanu Reeves while working as part of the stunt team for The Matrix.  Their friendship developed over the course of the trilogy of films, with Tiger eventually assuming more prominent stunt roles, impressing Reeves with his work ethic and imagination.  “I had to do Kung Fu training…

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Filipinos loves it minions!

  United International Pictures and Solar Entertainment Corp. “Despicable Me 2” blasted onto Philippine screens one week ahead of the U.S. release, kickstarting 2013 with the year’s  all-time highest single day box office sales for an animation and ringing in the 2nd biggest all-time opening for an animated movie. Opening Day Top 10 screens ( in rounded figures): 1. Php664,000 (SM North), 2. Php625,000. (SM Mall of Asia), 3. Php470,000. (SM Megamall),4. Php371,000. (Glorrieta 4), 5. Php368,000. (Eastwood), 6. Php355,000. (Gateway), 7. Php338,000. (Trinoma), 8.Php333,000. (Greenbelt), 9. Php322,000. 10. Php312,000. (SM…

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From ‘Bridesmaids’ to ‘Despicable Me 2’ Kristen Wiig shows her thousand faces and voices.

The comedienne who brings life to Lucy is the same actor who played a pivotal role in Despicable Me.  The producers and directors were so delighted by Kristen Wiig’s work as Southern belle Miss Hattie, the acerbic orphanage matron in the first film, that they asked her back to play the female lead in this chapter.  Wiig explains how her participation in the project came about: “I was so happy that I was able to be in both films, and when I heard that they wanted me to play a…

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