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Friday, February 24, 2017

Bestselling Inspirational Book on Faith “THE SHACK” Now a Movie

 
Based on the phenomenally successful New York Times best-selling novel of the same title by author William P. Young, “The Shack” takes us on a father’s transformative and spiritual journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness.
 
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stars with Sam Worthington, Radha Mitchell and Tim McGraw in the faith-based book-to-movie adaptation of “The Shack”.  From all appearances, Mackenzie Phillips (Worthington) seems to have a good life; three great kids, a beautiful wife Nan (Mitchell), lovely home — nothing seems amiss.  But, when Mack takes the kids for an overnight camping trip, what starts out as a fun getaway soon turns into a parent’s most horrifying nightmare — his youngest daughter, Missy, is abducted from their campsite and her body is never recovered.  Facing a crisis of faith, he receives a mysterious letter urging him to an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. He journeys to the shack and encounters an enigmatic trio of strangers led by a woman named Papa (Spencer). Through this meeting, Mack finds important truths that will transform his understanding of his tragedy and change his life forever.

 
The Shack” debuted and stayed on the New York Times Bestsellers List at No.1 for over 70 weeks. Supportive and passionate word-of-mouth soon propelled the book into the hands of mainstream readers where book sales have soared past 22 million copies and is currently published in forty languages.  The Shack’s book sales, denoting 22 million copies has impacted millions around the world. For producer Gil Netter, the groundswell of personal stories about the book’s impact was an everyday occurrence on set. “So many people wanted to be a part of this project and they all have their own private reasons,” says Netter. “Whether it’s a crewmember, an extra or someone from the neighborhood where we shot, someone would share a story on how The Shack affected them or someone close to them. It was incredible.”

 
Book author William Paul Young explains the metaphor “the shack” and why it has such a suffocating and devastating hold over Mack. “The shack is the place of devastation on the inside, it’s the house that we all build when some of us didn’t get good help,” says Young. “It’s the place we store all of our addictions and hide our secrets, and we don’t ever want anybody in there because we’re terrified they will hate us as muCh as we already do. In order to heal, you’ve got to go back to the places where you were broken — you can’t go around it, you can’t ignore it.”
 
Octavia Spencer, who plays Papa/God, was already a devout fan of the book and carried her own coveted copy with her on set. “I couldn’t imagine not taking this journey. My friend gave me a copy of the book and told me it had forensic thriller aspects to it, with a big surprise. I thought I was going to be reading something very different than the life lesson I was bound to get from The Shack. I was deeply moved because it felt organic. The questions asked of God somehow felt like every man’s journey, including my own. I have experienced loss in my life, but the things that bring you back is your faith, so I understood Mack’s journey in a lot ways.”

  The Shack” opens March 1 in cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films.
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Matt Reeves to Direct, Produce “THE BATMAN”


Burbank, CA – February 23, 2017 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Matt Reeves (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” “Cloverfield”) has been set to direct “The Batman.” Reeves will also serve as a producer on the new standalone action adventure centering on one of DC’s most enduringly popular Super Heroes. The announcement was made by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Emmerich stated, “We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. Matt’s deep roots in genre films and his evolution into an emotional world-building director make him the perfect filmmaker to guide the Dark Knight through this next journey.”

Matt Reeves noted, “I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”

Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.

The Batman” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


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New Breed of Superheroes in Russian Action Movie “GUARDIANS”

In the end of 1945, after Germany and Japan have fallen in the WWII, an incredible team of mutant superheroes rise to stop the world’s smartest and deadliest villain in the latest badass non-stop blockbuster Russian action movie “Guardians” aka Zaschitniki.

Guardians” are borne from the genetic experiments performed by Nazi doctors who were trying to create a super soldier.  The German doctors carried on with their experiments to the territories Germany occupied during the war – France, UK, Spain, Poland and USSR.  Meanwhile United States intelligence reported that there are definitely traces of superhumans in the States.  Dictator Stalin has no choice but to create “Patriot” – a super secret defence and research organization, so secret and dear to him that he has his right hand – Lavrenty Beria – helming it.

 
Time went on and “Patriot” proved to be non-viable economically hence Beria’s recommendations to shut the whole thing down.  But Stalin was not the one who was giving up that easily.  However he did not live long enough to see the first results. Spring of 1953 he dies after a long lasting illness.  Nikita Khruschev, a simple man of simple ideas, takes charge and it was only natural for him to shut down “Patriot”, which he would’ve done if the news from the Moscow lab wouldn’t have saved the whole program.

Professor Dobronravov was able to complete several successful experiments which resulted in creation of Khan (played by Sanzhar Madiyev) whose main weapon are his blades and who has superhuman strength and moves fast enough to make it appear that he is teleporting;  Ler, aka Rockneto is played Sebastien Sisak, who manipulates rocks to make him levitate; Arsus (Anton Pampushnyy), whose power is to transform into a half-man, half-bear and Ksenia (Alina Lanina) who has the ability to manipulate water and can even become invisible. For years, the heroes had to hide their identities, but in hard times they must show themselves again."

Guardians” opens in cinemas on March 8 from Purple Media to be released by Axinite Digicinema.  

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ 2nd Wave of Cinema Classics Filipino Films in Retrospect at Glorietta and Trinoma From March 1 -7

 
After the success of the Cinema Classics at U.P. Town Center early this January, Ayala Malls Cinemas in partnership with ABS-CBN Film Restorations Group bring another round of spectacular movies from the archives that are now masterfully digitalized for better appreciation in the big screen of today.
 
Cinema Classics is bigger now as we hold it simultaneously at Glorietta and TriNoma to serve our north and south moviegoers. We have more choices with really well-loved films that I’m sure the fans would love again to see in the cinemas. We have One More Chance of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo which is celebrating its 10th year this year. We have a Nora Aunor starrer, Tatlong Taon Walang Diyos celebrating its 40th year, with the Superstar’s showbiz anniversary also now at its golden year. And of course, the much-awaited premiere Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit top-billed by the classic Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta loveteam. There are really a lot to look forward to” says Amir V. Precilla, General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas.
 
Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit” directed by Carlos Siguion-Reyna will be premiered at Ayala Malls Cinemas at Glorietta on February 27. A story about Don Joaquin (Jose Mari Avellana) adopts the young orphan Gabriel (Jomari Yllana/Richard Gomez) who grows up in a sprawling hacienda with her daughter Carmina (Guila Alvarez/Dawn Zulueta) and his son Milo (Gio Alvarez/Mark Gil). Carmina loves to fantasize about royalty and being a princess. All is well for Gabriel until the old Don dies and the malevolent son Milo throws Gabriel out of the house to live in the stable as a farm hand. Carmina and Gabriel, being passionately in love, spend all their time together on a promontory near the sea until Carmina meets the rich and prominent Alan Ilustre (Eric Quizon), who dazzles her with expensive gifts and his wealth. Carmina begins to doubt her future with poor Gabriel. Overhearing Carmina's sentiments, Gabriel is heartbroken and goes away to return after a few years with his vengeance.

 
Cinema Classics will also feature films that include Olivia Lamasan’s “Madrasta” (1996) (Sharon Cuneta, Christopher De Leon, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Claudine Barretto), “Minsan Minahal Kita” (2000) (Sharon Cuneta, Richard Gomez, Edu Manzano), “Got To Believe” (2002) (Rico Yan, Claudine Barretto, Dominic Ochoa) and “In My Life” (2009) (Vilma Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, Luis Manzano); Laurice Guillen’s “Tanging Yaman” (2000) (Gloria Romero, Johnny Delgado, Hilda Koronel); Rory Quintos’ “Anak” (2000) (Vilma Santos, Claudine Barretto); Carlitos Siguion Reyna’s “Ang Lalaki Sa Buhay Ni Selya” (1998) (Rosanna Roces, Ricky Davao); Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s “Karnal” (1983) (Charito Solis, Philip Salvador), Peque Gallaga’s “Oro Plata Mata” (1983) (Liza Lorena, Cherrie Gil, Sandy Andolong); Danny Zialcita’s “Nagalit Ang Buwan Sa Haba Ng Gabi” (1983) (Dindo Fernando, Gloria Diaz, Eddie Garcia, Laurice Guillen); Jerry Lopez Sineneng’s “Labs Kita Okey Ka Lang?” (1998) (Marvin Agustin, Jolina Magdangal); Cathy Garcia-Molina’s “One More Chance” (2007) (John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo).
 
Get your tickets now at www.sureseats.com . You may also check Ayala Malls Cinemas Facebook page, Twitter @iLoveSureseats and Instagram @iLoveAyalaMallsCinemas for updates. Experience it best at Ayala Malls Cinemas!


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“LOGAN” Midnight Screenings Set on March 1, Wednesday (12:01AM) Nationwide

 
Responding to the fever-pitch anticipation of Hugh Jackman’s “Logan”, the most eager of cineastes who want to see it first can finally catch the movie on its midnight screenings (12:01am) set on March 1, Wednesday in Philippine theatres nationwide (check your nearest favorite theatres). 
 
Starring Hugh Jackman in the title role, “Logan” is directed by James Mangold that also stars a powerhouse of a cast that includes Patrick Stewart, Boy Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and newcomer Dafne Keen. A standalone story that sees Jackman in the final chapter of his Wolverine alter-ego, the movie brings the iconic hero at a crossroads that will finally define his destiny.  

 
The film takes place more than 50 years after the events depicted in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and is its own standalone tale that plays more like an intimate family journey but is also packed with high-stakes action scenes.  When the film opens, Logan is in a vulnerable and broken state, the curse of his immortality wearing heavy on him as he cares for a weakened Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) in a derelict smelting plant at the edge of an abandoned oil field. They’re joined there by a third mutant, Caliban (The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant), sheltering in obscurity at a time when the world believes mutants have passed into history.
 
But Logan’s days of drinking in relative solitude are interrupted when he finds himself the reluctant guardian of a young girl, Laura (Keen) who has powers remarkably like his own, from her hands as well as her feet spring the same adamantium claws as Wolverine’s. Not that he’s exactly eager to accept this newfound responsibility—he’s far too weary to play the hero once more.


Tasked with protecting her from the murderous cybernetic criminal Donald Pierce (Holbrook), Logan and Professor X set out to cross hostile territory to ferry Laura to a place called Eden, where young mutants are said to enjoy safe haven. But Pierce and his fearsome army of cyborg Reavers are determined to return the girl to the custody of Dr. Zander Rice (Grant), the sinister geneticist behind Alkali who triggered her mutations through a series of inhumane experiments in the hopes of creating a child super-soldier.       
 
  Logan” further unleashes its claws a few hours after its midnight screenings (with more screens) on March 1 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Also available in IMAX (2D) screens.   The movie is rated R-16 by the MTRCB.
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Get Re-Aquainted With The Beloved Characters of  “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”

With barely three weeks before Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast bows on the big screen, the studio has released the official descriptions of the beloved fairy tale's characters.

And when searching for talent to bring the beloved animated characters to life on screen, the filmmakers canvassed the worlds of film, television, music and theatre to find the performers best suited for each role.

BELLE (Emma Watson) is a bright and spirited young woman who dreams of adventure, romance and a world far beyond the confines of her French village. Fiercely independent and keeping to herself for the most part, Belle wants nothing to do with the town’s arrogant and boorish rogue Gaston, who relentlessly pursues her. When her father is imprisoned in the castle of a hideous Beast, Belle trades her own freedom for his and quickly befriends the former staff who have become household objects as result of a curse placed on the castle. The Beast, while surly and ill-mannered, can be generous and chivalrous and knows how to make her laugh, and Belle soon begins to sense the kind heart of the Prince within.

THE BEAST (Dan Stevens). Once a dashing young Prince who had grown to become cruel and self-absorbed before being transformed by an enchantress into a hideous Beast, he is trapped in the castle until he can learn to love another and be worthy of their love in return, thus breaking the curse. When the Beast catches Maurice trespassing and takes him prisoner, his beautiful and headstrong daughter Belle takes his place, and the Beast develops feelings for her, slowly beginning to come back to life.

 
GASTON (Luke Evans) is the arrogant and shallow villager intent on marrying Belle. A former War hero, he holds court in the village tavern and has every eligible woman in town wrapped around his finger. Smitten with Belle, who is strong-willed and impervious to his charms, Gaston becomes consumed by rejection and jealousy and leads a mob of villagers to the Beast’s castle to rescue Belle and kill the Beast.

LEFOU (Josh Gad), Gaston’s sidekick, is not the brightest bulb in the box. He worships Gaston, who has no regard for him whatsoever and makes him the brunt of his jokes, but soon comes to realize that beneath Gaston’s handsome exterior lays a heart that is much darker.

MAURICE (Kevin Kline), Belle’s father, is a reclusive artist who specializes in beautiful one-of-a-kind music boxes, which to Belle represent the world beyond the confines of Villeneuve but to Maurice are a way to protect his daughter while preserving perfect memories from his past. When Maurice stumbles upon the Beast’s castle and is taken prisoner, Belle comes to plead for his release, eventually trading her freedom for his. Now it is up to him to convince the villagers of Belle’s imprisonment and to find a way to set her free.

 

LUMIÈRE (Ewan McGregor) is the Prince’s proper French valet who becomes a gilded candelabra as a result of the spell. While frequently at odds with Cogsworth, the mantel clock and besotted with Plumette, the feather duster, Lumière is charming and sophisticated, and can turn an ordinary meal into a musical extravaganza.

COGSWORTH (Ian McKellen). The castle’s fastidious and tightly-wound head butler who is transformed into a mantel clock by the curse of an enchantress, Cogsworth detests any kind of disruption, preferring things to run like clockwork.

 
MRS. POTTS (Emma Thompson) and CHIP (Nathan Mack). The castle’s former housekeeper, Mrs. Potts, is now a teapot with her Cockney brogue still in place. Her son Chip, who has been transformed into a teacup, is trapped in the castle with her and the other castle staff. It is Mrs. Potts who takes Belle under her wing and who convinces the Beast to try and woo their new houseguest, hoping that she may be the one to capture the heart of the Beast.

PLUMETTE (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is the castle’s former maid turned cheeky, yet graceful, feather duster who has captured the heart of the candelabra, Lumière.

MADAME DE GARDEROBE (Audra McDonald) is the renowned Italian opera diva performing for the Prince when the spell is cast, becoming an enormous wardrobe. She resides in Belle’s room at the castle, and in addition to dressing Belle, has a flare for the dramatic and a proclivity for frequent naps.

MAESTRO CADENZA (Stanley Tucci). Now a harpsichord (with a considerable number of broken keys) following the curse of an enchantress, Maestro Cadenza is husband to – and accompanist of – the celebrated opera diva Madame de Garderobe, who, along with his wife and their dog, Froufrou, are trapped in the castle awaiting the lifting of the curse.

Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, March 16, Beauty and the Beast is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. Like us on Facebook, WaltDisneyStudiosPH; follow us on Twitter, @disney_phil; follow us on Instagram, @disney.ph and use the hashtag #BeOurGuestPH.
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Charlie Day Confronts “FIST FIGHT” of His Life in New Comedy

 
Charlie Day has gained a loyal following among both critics and fans all over the world for his work in films and on television.Now he stars in New Line Cinema’s comedy Fist Fight, opposite Ice Cube as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way.

On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby.

 
But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), causing Strickland to be fired. To Campbell’s shock—not to mention utter terror—Strickland responds by challenging him to a fist fight after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire as Campbell takes ever more desperate measures to avoid getting the crap beaten out of him. But if he actually shows up and throws down, it may end up being the very thing this school, and Andy Campbell, needed.

"Who doesn't love a good high school movie?,” says Day about the funny script. “And I thought the dynamic between my character and Ice Cube's character jumped off the page. I liked the ticking clock scenario, where it's a pressure cooker and the heat keeps getting turned up. Those were the elements that made the script exciting to me."

 
Even before Andy's date with destiny-or death, depending on whom you talk to-he is not exactly having a good day. Director Richie Keen elaborates, "The kids at school are crazy; Campbell’s pregnant wife is three days past due; and he's nervously waiting to find out if he's among the teachers being fired due to budget cuts. Then, being in the wrong place at the absolute wrong time, he happens to witness Strickland having a 'final straw' moment with his students, who have pushed him one time too many. He's put in a tough spot when he and Strickland are called in by the principal who wants to know what happened. With his job on the line, Andy reluctantly points a finger at Strickland, at which point Strickland tells him to meet him in the parking lot after school at 3:00. That's when things really get started."

Charlie Day currently stars as the hapless Charlie Kelly on the series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which he created in collaboration with friends and co-producers Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. In 2011, he received a Critics' Choice Award nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. He also writes and executive produces the show, which will return for its 12th season in January on FXX.

 
On the big screen, Day is perhaps best known for his starring role in the hit comedy Horrible Bosses and its sequel, Horrible Bosses 2, for which he earned an MTV Movie Award nomination. His other film credits include Going the Distance, Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim and Vacation. He also lent his voice to the animated hits Monsters University and The LEGO Movie.

  Now playing across the Philippines, Fist Fight is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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JDI takes 158 customers in an incentive trip to Jeju Island, South Korea

As a “thank you” to its customers, Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) recently took them to South Korea’s Jeju Island, a place that is known in the travel industry as the “Island of the Gods,” for a four-day vacation.

A total of 158 customers that included dealers, distributors, and mango contractors—and six JDI representatives—joined the trip that lasted from January 4 to 7. 

  Participants pose for a photo during their trip to Jeju Island, South Korea, a free gift from Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI).
 
The fun getaway featured trekking on Mt. Halla, South Korea’s highest peak; a visit at the gravity-defying Mysterious Road; a look at one of the nation’s monuments—the Daepo Jusangjeolli Cliff; and a glimpse of Seongsan Ilchubong, the “Sunrise Peak” formed five thousand years ago by hydrovolcanic eruptions upon a shallow seabed.

The happy vacationers also enjoyed the attractions at Glass Castle, a glass art theme park; viewed the adorable displays at the Hello Kitty and Teddy Bear museums; strolled the gardens of, and checked out the zoo at, Hallim Park; visited the historic and cultural Seoungeup Folk Village; watched the classic Painters Show; and saw the famed sensual and erotic sculpture park, Love Land.

During breaks from exploring tourist destinations, the travelers shopped and dined at Jeju Island’s shopping destinations: Ginseng Outlet, Duty Free, and Chilseongro Street.

Customers of Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) take a photo in front of the Teddy Bear Museum during their Jeju Island incentive trip. 

Kaye Aguilan, JDI product manager, said, “We at JDI believe that this incentive trip is a way to thank our loyal customers, and at the same time, strengthen our relationship with them.”

We value our dealers, distributors and contractors, and this is just one of the many ways we can express our gratitude,” she added.

The participants were from different provinces of the Philippines: Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Benguet, Tuguegarao, Isabela, Batangas, Quezon, Palawan, Mindoro, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Butuan, General Santos and Cagayan de Oro.

The trip was arranged to reciprocate the support of these customers in purchasing a package of JDI agro-products—insecticides, herbicides, molluscicides, fungicides, seeds and yield boosters.

Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI), a member company of the Jardine Matheson Group, represents a number of leading brands in crop protection, local and foreign-made pesticides, plant growth regulators, plant nutrition, hybrid rice seeds, and vegetable seeds. For more information, please visit www.jardinedistribution.com #

 
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Hapee Baby: Mommies’ Trusted Toothgel for the Little Ones

Mommies have the faintest idea about when their little angel’s first tooth will pop out. This Instagram-worthy milestone can happen anytime. Some babies start teething at six months or even earlier, while some have been known to start growing teeth after their first birthday.

Regardless of when your baby’s first tooth comes out, it is generally advisable that the little one’s mouth be cleaned after every feeding. Wipe gums with a warm washcloth, a dampened piece of cloth, or a finger brush—a thimble-like, soft rubbery device that fits over your index finger—to remove excess food.

Once his first teeth start coming in, however, they should be taken care of right away. 

  To clean our little one’s mouth after feeding, simply apply Hapee Baby Infant Toothgel to the gums using a warm washcloth, a dampened piece of cloth or a finger brush.

Many parents assume that baby teeth are not important because these will eventually be replaced by permanent ones.

Contrary to this common perception, however, milk teeth not only assist a baby in chewing food, these ensure the absorption of nutrients from food and aids in the baby’s speech development.

Parents must likewise be warned that neglecting the baby’s milk teeth can lead to a gum infection called gingivitis, which, in turn, could cause the uneven growth of permanent teeth.

  Hapee Baby Infant Toothgel has a baby-friendly formula, ideal for babies as young as four months, and can be used until they turn two—when they can finally move on to kiddie toothpaste.
And did you know that babies’ teeth can have cavities, too? The first signs of cavities are minor pitting and discoloration. To help prevent these, avoid putting babies to bed with a bottle of milk or leaving them with their bottle for long periods of time.

Since teething in babies could go on for a year or more, or until the age of two-and-a-half years when their milk teeth are expected to be complete, how you take care of his milk teeth will greatly affect his long-term oral health.

Some parents may wonder: how can I take care of my baby’s milk teeth if these cannot be brushed with fluoride toothpaste until he turns two?

  Mommies and daddies can take care of their baby’s milk teeth with Hapee Baby Infant Toothgel, effective in preventing cavities, bacterial growth and gum infection.  
Wise mommies know the answer is as simple as it gets. The best way to prevent cavities, bacterial growth, and gum infection in babies is to use a baby-friendly infant toothgel, such as Hapee Baby Infant Toothgel, for age 4 to 24 months. Hapee Baby has no added Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), the chemical responsible for the foaming action in toothpaste.

Furthermore, Hapee Baby has no sugar or artificial colors, which helps in teaching babies that toothgels and toothpastes are not edible.

Still, Hapee Baby comes in a Strawberry Milkshake flavor, making brushing a fun and enjoyable experience for your baby.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Cure For Wellness: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) is tasked to retrieve their company's CEO from a remote wellness center in the Swiss Alps to close a major deal. He soon learns that the Institute is not a simple treatment center, but it is filled with mysterious secrets that are covered up well by its head doctor (Jason Isaacs). Lockhart soon finds himself in an accident and treated at the facility. Without a choice, Lockhart is trapped and learns more terrifying revelations each day putting his sanity on to a test.


A Cure for Wellness has a promising weird trailer that will catch you off guard. It will leave you curious in what the entire thing is all about. However, the film is very boring and empty as soon as the first few scenes started to roll. It's like you've received a  free sleeping pill that has a strong effect hitting you hard in the first half. The film starts to pick up the lost time on the second half but definitely there are just a few things offered to make it a bit enjoyable. 


If there is one thing left to admire in this film- the sole answer is Dane DeHaan. He is remarkable throughout but even his greatness couldn't help this film from crashing down to the ground. There are just too many twists and turns but little tension to scare its viewers. It also ha s bloated run-time where in 146 minutes feels like 240 minutes inside the cinema. 


Overall, A Cure For Wellness is an overly complicated film that took a long while for the story to progress. Dane DeHaan is a revelation,  but he can't save the entire thing from sinking to boredom land. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 4 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs

Directed By: Gore Verbinski
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH 
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