Jennifer Lawrence Gets Lethal in “Red Sparrow” Latest Trailer Reveal

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Dominika Egorova in “Red Sparrow,” who is drafted against her will to become a “sparrow,” a trained seductress in the Russian security service. Dominika learns to use her body as a weapon, but struggles to maintain her sense of self during the dehumanizing training process. Finding her power in an unfair system, she emerges as one of the program’s strongest assets. Her first target is Nate Nash (Joel Edgerton), a CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive infiltration of Russian intelligence. The two young operatives…

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WCKD’S LAST CITY STANDING IN THE FINAL CHAPTER “MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE”

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure”, the third and final chapter of the massively-followed YA blockbuster book-to-movie franchise will open in Philippine cinemas on January 24 with returning cast  – Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.   In (the first movie) The maze Runner, the Gladers found themselves in the middle of a giant maze patrolled by deadly monsters. With no memory of who they were before they found themselves in the Glade, mystery abounded, and getting out of the maze’s oppressive walls was their…

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GLADERS’ LAST FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL IN “MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE”

The highly kinetic and global hit YA book-to-movie series “Maze Runner” comes in full circle in the final chapter “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” where the Gladers have finally caught up in the reality of their nightmare. Reprising their roles in the concluding saga are Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen and Patricia Clarkson. Based on the book by James Dashner and directed by Wes Ball, from the first global box-office hit film, the Gladers found themselves in the midst of…

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“MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE” TRAILER AND CHARACTER POSTERS

 20TH Century Fox has just revealed the intense and highly-kinetic trailer of the concluding saga of the YA blockbuster, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” based on the book by James Dashner.  MAZE RUNNER THE DEATH CURE trailer link Directed by Wes Ball, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” packs a power cast of actors – Dylan O’ Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen and Patricia Clarkson. A dystopian sci-fi action thriller, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” finds Thomas and his friends aka Gladers, along…

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Dylan O’Brien goes through intense training with trained Navy SEALS in “American Assassin”

To prepare for Hollywood’s most action-packed movie of the year, rising Hollywood star Dylan O’Brien, together with his co-stars Golden Globe winner (Birdman) Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Shiva Negar, underwent months of intensive training to become one of the United States “American Assassin” Early on, they worked closely with ex-military and ex-intelligence officers to fully prepare for their big roles in the movie, taking up intense training on physical and mental details, learning martial arts, intelligence terminology and even high-speed driving. “American Assassin” tells the story of Mitch Rapp (O’Brien)…

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MIND-BENDING AND THRILLING SUPERNATURAL MOVIE “THE VAULT” OPENS SEPT. 6

An interesting fusion of action and the supernatural comes alive in “The Vault” where the audience will be taken into a thrilling hell ride -hardcore, horrifying, and heartbreaking – driven by a bank robbery, vengeful ghosts and three siblings who must learn to trust each other or die. Starring multi-faceted James Franco along with Clint’s daughter, fast-rising star Francesca Eastwood and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” star Taryn Manning, “The Vault” is set in modern day – inside a timeworn bank in a small, forgotten, working-class city. It could…

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CHARLIZE THERON PLAYS LETHAL SPY IN HYPER-ACTION FLICK “ATOMIC BLONDE”

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”) stars in her latest kick-ass movie “Atomic Blonde” as Agent Lorraine Broughton, the MI6’s deadliest operative who is sent to Berlin to uncover an espionage ring before the world’s secrets become public.   Theron says that she has truly connected with her role as a top MI6 agent sent to save Britain one kick and punch at a time. “The thing that I liked about Lorraine is the fact that I connected with everything”, she works together with embedded station Chief David Percival (James…

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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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RIDLEY SCOTT EXPLORES DARKEST CORNERS IN “ALIEN: COVENANT”

The father of the iconic franchise “Alien” returns in the latest pulse-pounding installment “Alien: Covenant” where he will take the audience into the darkest corners of the crew’s psyche in a new planet that stars an impressive cast – Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce and Danny McBride.   If anyone knows how to terrify audiences with smart, sophisticated storytelling, it’s Scott. His original Alien remains a standard bearer for the horror genre, a psychologically taut, uncomfortably claustrophobic film, as lean and effective as the sleek, vicious beast…

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THE YEAR’S MOST TERRIFYING CINEMATIC EVENT HAPPENS IN “ALIEN: COVENANT” ON MAY 10

                Director Ridley Scott brings another yet unforgettable cinematic event in “Alien: Covenant” starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Guy Pearce, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo and James Franco.   “Alien: Covenant” takes place ten years after the events of Prometheus and follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant, which has discovered a promising new planet.  Also on board, the colony ship Covenant is humanoid Walter (Fassbender) who is in charge of managing the ship’s safe journey until it’s time for the mission crew to wake from years of…

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EMILIA CLARKE STARS IN LATEST MOVIE “VOICE FROM THE STONE”

“Game of Thrones’” Emilia Clarke stars in the upcoming thriller mystery “Voice from the Stone” – a haunting tale of fear and romance that plays out amid the ghosts of memory.   Clarke takes on the role of Verena in “Voice from the Stone” and enters the gates of an isolated stone castle in 1950’s Tuscany, as a determined young nurse to cure the mute heir within.  As Verena struggles to bring silent Jakob back into the world, she finds herself submerged deeper and deeper into the hidden secrets of…

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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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OctoArts Films International – IDEAL HUSBAND TURNED PRIME SUSPECT IN “A KIND OF MURDER” [PG]

A KIND OF MURDER

                A seemingly ideal marriage ends up in mayhem in the chilling thriller “A Kind of Murder”.   Set in 1960’s New York, the movie is based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, “The Blunderer” adapted to movie as “A Kind of Murder” starring Patrick Wilson (Conjuring, Insidious), Jessica Biel (Total Recall) and Haley Bennett (The Girl on the Train).   At the heart of the movie is Walter’s (Wilson) discontent of his marriage to Clara (Biel). The romance is over, and his wife harbors serious mental problems, including paranoia, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive…

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CAPTIVE CINEMA: Naomi Watts sees nightmares become reality in Shut In

Naomi Watts sees nightmares become reality in Shut In. In the psychological thriller SHUT IN, Naomi Watts plays a child psychologist who is still grieving the car accident that killed her husband and paralyzed her step-son (Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton). Living with the latter in an isolated New England house, Watts’ character begins to experience unsettling phenomena that may or may not have something to do with a former patient (ROOM’s Jacob Tremblay) who has gone missing. Watts is no stranger to the thriller genre, having appeared in films like…

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CAPTIVE CINEMA: Charlie Heaton’s ride from ‘Stranger Things’ to Shut In.

Shut In

Charlie Heaton’s ride from ‘Stranger Things’ to Shut In. Charlie Heaton (Stephen) is a young British actor who captured Hollywood’s attention with his performance in Candida Brady’s Urban & the Shed Crew, alongside Richard Armitage, Anna Friel and Neil Morrissey. He currently stars on the popular Netflix series “Stranger Things,” opposite David Harbour and Winona Ryder. Heaton lensed his role of SHUT IN’s Stephen before STRANGER THINGS, and the movie marks his first co-leading role after supporting turns in British features and TV. In the opening scene, Stephen and his…

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