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Monday, November 24, 2014

Tim Roth as Prince Ranier III in GRACE OF MONACO

British actor Tim Roth followed this early success with roles in Mike Leigh's Meantime and Stephen Frears's The Hit. Known for his talent with accents and his ability to slip seamlessly into characters, Roth received international attention in 1990 after starring in Vincent & Theo as well as Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. He then caught the eye of director Quentin Tarantino, who cast him in Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

In his upcoming film ‘Grace of Monaco’ Tim Roth plays as Prince Rainier III of Monaco was married to American actress Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) and was the longest ruling European monarch at the time of his death in 2005.

What attracted you to this role? 
It was far from anything I've done before, especially since I do not come from such a family or such a universe. It was a great challenge but I thought I would not be the right person to this role. Olivier Dahan was not of this opinion, and this is someone with whom every actor should work because it is excellent. (Laughs) This is just for me. I wanted to work with Olivier and Nicole Kidman but also because I do not know if I could do it. Already because it away really the roles I've played so far. So when I was offered this role, I immediately saw as a challenge.Because it was not the kind of character that I will be interpret imagined one day I did not know if I was capable of. Olivier was sure of his choice. It is thanks to him that I could interpret such a character.

Did you know that Prince Rainier before this shoot?
To be honest, I knew nothing about him. I knew he was the husband of Grace Kelly. And this is the kind of stories we're talking about today. The idea of this actress, who won an Oscar ( ed. for The Girl in the province in 1955), a big Hollywood star at the top of his career, and dropped everything for this small Principality where she became the princess. Everyone, directors spectators passing by photographers, was intrigued by this story. And then I discovered the political fracas with the French who ruled at the time and I had no clue before. At the time, an actress who is now Princess of Monaco, it is a subject that fascinates glamor and intrigue people. This is a really intriguing story when you think! With the film, I also discovered the political tensions that there was between Monaco and France. I had never heard of. When we started thinking about it, we wanted to make a strong person who has to fight smart and intelligent. We needed to build his image, his strength. It is a wise business man and a fine politician who is caught in the middle of a maelstrom very difficult to manage things. The film begins when Rainier is about to fall and reveal all the issues of the Rock through advisors prince.

Your opinion on the monarchy is known and yet you agreed to play a prince ...
(Laughs) In fact, I'm not a hardcore fan of the British royal family. For me, the aristocracy is an anachronism and aristocrats, a DNA error. I think these people have a right to exist but living with their people in social housing, working and not taxes. They restore the money spent for the wedding of Charles and Diana, who was taken to the English! This is not the kind of world that attracts me, especially politically. But sometimes it's good to include a person in a world that does not believe. It's interesting, especially since I know of no businessman. I see at Cannes, but I do not hang out with them. Same with politicians.

How have you prepared for this role?
There was not a lot of archive films about him but I've seen a few. The fact that there is little literature on the relationship between Grace and Rainier kept mystery. Otherwise, I read a lot about him because his character intrigued me. I liked to see a man in Rainier in difficult times, to see his vulnerability as each of us can know . In the film, it comes as he explored all the possibilities and find a course ideas.

How would you describe the relationship between Rainier and Grace Kelly?
In the film we juggled two different phases: the idea of a more or less arranged marriage and that of a couple who deeply loves. I was not there when they met but obviously I can imagine this evening in Cannes where they met, how she came to Hollywood, I know they have exchanged letters, they are reviewed then got married. Grace of Monaco is a focus on the couple but could be a focus on couples in general. How two completely opposite worlds come together, the collision and finally adaptation. I think the Prince Rainier was really in love with his wife. This contrasts for example their relationship to that of Diana. The idea for us was always oscillate between these two aspects. I was not there so I do not know how things really happened. What we wanted to do with them both, and that is probably the case of couples in general, is to enter their worlds collide. But I think - or hope - that he really loved her, unlike someone like Diana. There they confessed that they did not like each other.

The film was mostly shot in Belgium, Italy and Monaco studios and little; Did you know the Principality?
Yes, I had already made ​​a film there ( ed. Möbius ) and I just got home I came back to it. But I was especially shown a very interesting interview in which Rainier had raised the issue that Monaco had with France and its willingness to front. More than the content, that is his way of speaking and delivering his message, his confidence and how to move that seemed fascinating to me. I discovered an intriguing character. He never seemed attractive before, but I quickly realized how a woman could fall for him. I also saw pictures of him at the funeral of Grace Kelly, and he seemed devastated, so the idea was to get a version of this to another man in the story.

You give the replica Nicole Kidman; how was it to play with it?
She was on the film for longer than me. She had built her character. She already over the project, it literally floated above us. Then, on the set, we had fun, Nicole is very funny. For this role she has reinvented itself again, it always elsewhere. Her acting choices are very strong and unusual. As we age, especially for women, the job is relentless, we must challenge and take risks. It is a survival mode to last. The role of Grace of Monaco is very difficult.

GRACE OF MONACO” is released and distributed by CAPTIVE CINEMA.
Showing on December 3, 2014. Nationwide.
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Tina Fey, Loyal but Bossy Big Sister in  “THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Tina Fey (“Date Night,” TV's “30 Rock”) stars as the fiercely supportive but undeniably bossy big sister, Wendy, in Warner Bros.' dramatic comedy “This is Where I Leave You” from director Shawn Levy.

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.

As the only girl in the family, Wendy has attempted to mother her two younger brothers, but she’s especially close to Judd,” says Tina Fey. “At first, she’s the only one who knows how Judd is living and that he’s left his wife and his job, and she’s a confidant to him even when he doesn’t want her as a confidant. She pulls the truth out of him like only an older sister can do, and they annoy each other in the way that only brothers and sisters can.”

Levy drew upon his relationship with his own sister in helping to develop the rapport between the two leads, saying, “I knew that the Wendy-and-Judd scenes would be the heart of the movie so we bolstered them and spent a lot of time focused on them in the writing and the performances. Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, who didn’t know each other prior to production, created a wonderfully intimate bond that is so authentic on screen.

Tina brings all her sharpness and biting wit into play, but where Wendy’s story is also touched with pain she had to convey that sadness and vulnerability too,” Levy continues. “She took that leap and she absolutely soars.”

Tough as nails when she has to be—don’t cross her or anyone she loves—Wendy is the wise, warm, big sister with the awesome left hook. “She’s married to a workaholic,” offers Fey. “On paper, he’s everything she would be into: smart, successful, handsome…but he’s also a bit of a tool, like rolling calls at her father’s funeral. They have two young children so they’re also dealing with the stress and strain of that, but you get the feeling that maybe they weren’t the greatest couple even before that.”

All of this is thrown into perspective when Wendy comes home and catches sight of Horry Callen, the boy she left behind.
Timothy Olyphant stars as the strong yet touchingly fragile Horry, whose setbacks have not dampened his sense of humor so much as lent it a certain philosophic edge. “Horry and Wendy were in love,” Olyphant explains. “They were high school sweethearts and it was a lovely thing, but then a tragic accident happened and Horry became incapable of having the kind of life and relationship Wendy would have wanted—and that he wanted for her. So she got on with life and married someone else. But when she comes home and sees him, it’s an opportunity for a time out. It’s as if that relationship and that love still exists for both of them in some kind of timeless bubble.”

  To be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting Dec. 17, “This is Where I Leave You” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

FREE Movies for all at SM Cinema and WM Cinemas

Christmas season is the time of the year to share moments with your family and friends. And what better way to start celebrating this special occasion than to go out for a movie day…for free! 

SM Lifestyle and Entertainment Inc., continues to promote bonding activities among Filipino families and friends this December 6, 2014, as SM treats patrons of SM Cinema and WM Cinema to a first-rate movie experience with add-on services.

SM Cinema, the largest cinema exhibitor in the country, will have its 3rd FREE MOVIE DAY this December. This year, WM Cinemas (with 6 branches) is joining the event and will be offering and rolling out the same program for its patrons. 
Patrons may bring one companion and watch any movies showing on that day for free! All you have to do is register online to get your free movie vouchers. It’s definitely a day worth spending with family and loved ones. 
Enjoy the free movies in all SM Cinema and WM Cinemas nationwide on December 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. The movies to be screened are Panday, Grace of Monaco, Thunder and the House of Magic, Tyanak, Love Rosie, Dumb & Dumber 2, Bacao, Tumbang Preso, Dark Touch, and Sigaw ng Hatinggabi.

To register, please visit and like the Facebook page of your preferred SM Cinema or WM Cinema branch from November 10 to December 6, 2014. Click the “Free Movies” tab and select preferred branch, movie, and schedule. Once you submit your registration form, you will receive a unique code which will be sent to the registered email. This unique code will serve as your pass to your free movie! It’s that easy!

So what are you waiting for? Kick-off the holidays with the Free Movie Day!
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Friday, November 21, 2014

“PITCH PERFECT 2” Teaser Trailer Takes a Bow

Universal Pictures has unveiled the teaser trailer of its highly awaited comedy “Pitch Perfect 2” which may be viewed below: 

The Barden Bellas are back in “Pitch Perfect 2,” the follow-up to the original smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of “Pitch Perfect,” and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

The film stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Hailee Steinfeld with John Michael Higgins, Katey Sagal and Elizabeth Banks.

  Opening across the Philippines on May 13, 2015, “Pitch Perfect 2” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
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Enthralling Animation in “THE HOUSE OF MAGIC”

The House of Magic,” a Belgian-French-American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film, produced by avant-garde production Anton Capital Entertainment and directed by Ben Stassen and Jeremy Degruson, focuses on an abandoned young cat named Thunder who seeks shelter in the home of an old, retired magician with his automatons and gizmos.

Seeking shelter from a storm, abandoned young cat Thunder sneaks into a mysterious mansion owned by retired magician Lawrence, aka “The Illustrious Lorenzo”.  Lawrence shares his fairy-tale world with many animals and a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos capable of whipping up breakfast while rolling out a spectacular song-and-dance routine.   He soon makes Thunder feel welcome, but Jack the rabbit and Maggie the mouse start plotting to get him kicked out. When Lawrence ends up in the hospital, his nephew tries to trick him into selling the house. But its ragtag inhabitants develop a spooky strategy to defend their home. They turn their house into a haunted mansion, using Thunder as their secret weapon.

Director Ben Stassen shares thatthe movie is based on an attraction film featured around a decade ago. An attraction film is a 4D film lasting 10-15 minutes. “After “Sammy’s Adventures” and “Sammy 2,” we were looking for ideas for a feature-length movie and we thought this would be a good one to turn into such a film. Of course, it was a short and we had to turn it into a real story. In fact, the first 10 minutes at the start of our film recall certain shots and decors from that attraction made a decade ago.  In the beginning, the English title was “The Enchaunted House” (enchanted/ haunted), but the word “magic” fits better with the film because the house belongs to a magician and because the characters use magic. So we preferred to call it THE HOUSE OF MAGIC. And it’s not a scary film at all. Even the scene where the potential buyer for the house ends is scared and leaves the house screaming “the house is haunted!” is completely fun because the audience knows the whole thing has been orchestrated by the characters who live in the house,” explains producer and director Stassen.

There are fifty (50) characters in “The House of Magic” and each one is drawn. Beforehand, there was a lot of research. We tried out different designs and a range of approaches. For Thunder, we needed a young cat, somewhere between a kitten and an adult cat, so in terms of proportions, we did different tests to get the effect we wanted,”  co-director Jeremie Degruson enthuses.

  The House of Magic” opens December 3 in cinemas from Crystalsky Multimedia.
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“HUNGER GAMES’” Sam Clafin Stars in Young Adult Romance “LOVE, ROSIE”

Sam Claflin came to worldwide attention since his notable role in the second instalment of the phenomenal hit franchise as Finnick Odair in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in 2013 and reprises his role in this year’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”, but Claflin has already made an indelible impression in the movie industry with his roles in previously released blockbuster films “Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides” as Philip Swift and in “Snow White and the Huntsman” as William.

Claflin now headlines his latest romantic lead role in “Love, Rosie” opposite Lily Collins - adapted from the bestselling tome, “Where Rainbows End” by Cecelia Ahern.    In director Christian Ditter’s new film Love, Rosie, Lily Collins and Sam Claflin star as Rosie and Alex, childhood friends seemingly destined to be together, yet a couple which fate itself seems determined to keep apart. The film paints a rich and textured canvas of a complicated yet lifelong bond between Rosie and Alex, beginning in their childhood, spanning a trans-Atlantic separation, and enduring ups and downs of romantic liaisons with everyone but each other resulting in some bittersweet consequences.

The story is about two people who really have a deep love for each other, but are constantly being pulled apart,” explains acclaimed Irish author Ahern. “I wrote "Where Rainbows End" a couple of months after I had finished "P.S. I Love You,” she says of the follow-up to her first novel, written when she was only 21 years old.

Born in Suffolk, England, Sam Claflin first took up acting at Norwich City College and completed his studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2009. Within a year of graduating, he’d already established himself as a someone to watch with performances in two award winning series – KenFollett’s "The Pillars of the Earth" (2010; for Starz television) and "Any Human Heart" (2010; based on the novel by William Boyd for UK broadcaster Channel 4) – followed by a starring role in the post-apocalyptic drama, "The Lost Future" for Syfy.

Sam was really our first choice to play Alex,” says producer Robert Kulzer. “He was terrific in the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie and had just come out with Snow White and the Huntsman. I also knew that he would be one of the leads in the new Hunger Games sequel… I basically knew if we could get Lily and Sam in the movie it could be a very explosive combination.”  It also proved a combination which worked remarkably well on screen – as evidenced by the pairing of Collins and Claflin in their very first meeting. “It was important that whoever played Alex jelled with Lily; there had to be a visible chemistry,” says Simon Brooks. “I think it was after 15 seconds of them meeting in a room together that we knew we had found our Alex.”

The chemistry between the two actors simply fired up the entire space,” recalls Christian Ditter of the actors’ initial reading. “After that day it was very clear that no one else could play these characters other than Lily and Sam.” “When Sam and I met for the first time it was just like Rosie meeting Alex,” agrees Collins.  “We got on so well from the get-go and we had the best time with Christian… I mean, Rosie and Alex were created that day I think. It was just an amazing feeling.”

For Claflin, the prospect of filming “Love, Rosie” resonated on many levels. Initially attracted by the script and the prospect of working with Lily Collins, he was also a fan of the genre itself and saw the film as a departure from his previous work. “I’d read a fair number of scripts over the past few years and nothing really grabbed my attention like this did,” says Claflin of his decision to come aboard. “The journey that these two characters go on struck a chord with me. I also wanted to do something contemporary, something modern. All in all, it was a no brainer.”

Sam is like a young Hugh Grant,” says Brooks of the up-and-coming star and hisperformance in Love, Rosie. “What this film did was allow him to really act. He’s incredibly charismatic and he put a lot of hard work into the limited amount of time we had with him.” Like his co-star, Lily Collins, the biggest challenge for Claflin was playing a character who ages from adolescence to adulthood over the course of a performance. “It was very difficult to begin with, but with the help of make-up and costume you felt you were taken back in time,” says the British actor. “I didn’t really need that much preparation though to play Alex,” says Claflin of his overall approach to the character. “Instead what Christian Ditter did was really allow Lily and I the time to get to know each other, along with the freedom to play with the scenes, to just be spontaneous and go with the flow… I don’t think this would have been half the film it is without him at the helm. He was so passionate and easy going – he was just fantastic to work for. And I think his vision for the film was equally incredible.”

  Love, Rosie” opens December 3 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.
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New Trailer of  “SEVENTH SON” Arrives

Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures have released the new trailer for the upcoming fantasy adventure, “Seventh Son” which may be viewed below: 

The film stars Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Djimon Hounsou and Julianne Moore. It is based on the book "The Spook's Apprentice" (AKA "The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch") by Joseph Delaney.

In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

Seventh Son” is directed by award-winning filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, director of the Oscar®-nominated foreign language films “Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan” and “Prisoner of the Mountains.”

  Opening across the Philippines on January 8, 2015, “Seventh Son” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
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Jennifer Aniston Back as Sex-Addicted Dentist in “HORRIBLE BOSSES 2”

She outdid herself as the nymphomaniac dentist Dr. Julia Harris in the 2011 box-office hit “Horrible Bosses.” Now, Jennifer Aniston returns as Dale’s (Charlie Day) former horrible boss herself in the adult comedy sequel, “Horrible Bosses 2.”

The hot dentist with an overactive libido and a yen for Dale, who once made him so miserable that he was ready to kill her, seems to be making strides toward conquering her demons. She’s in rehab now, even offering up her office, the site of so much unspeakable debauchery, as an after-hours meeting place for her therapy group.

She’s trying to better herself. She’s in a sex-addiction group and we’re thinking that she’s doing pretty well this time,” Aniston says, while acknowledging that the jury is still out on how committed Julia is to her new lifestyle. “I think she knows that everyone at those meetings is pretty vulnerable and on the verge of falling off the wagon, so for her it’s sort of another avenue for flirtation. She’s not well. She’s just not.”

Horrible Bosses 2” director Sean Anders worked with Aniston on last year’s hit comedy “We’re the Millers,” for which he and John Morris were screenwriters. Of their “Horrible Bosses 2” collaboration he relates, “Jennifer took this character pretty far out in the first movie, so when we sat down with her for the new story, to our surprise and delight, her note was, ‘Can we push it even further? Can I be crazier?’ She really was up for anything, and so funny. She came up with a lot of outrageous language that we worked into the dialogue. She really has a lot of fun with that character.”

Jason Sudeikis, Aniston’s “We’re the Millers” co-star, jokes, “It’s a wonderful thing that we get to capitalize again on her willingness to be a nympho potty mouth.”

Aniston admits that part of the enjoyment of slipping back into the raunchy role was eliciting reactions from the director and her fellow actors during production. In her scenes with Jason Bateman, whom she has known for many years, “I think we were trying to out-squirm each other, which was really fun. And Charlie is another one we like to see squirm. Charlie is adorable. He’s game for anything but he blushes easily.”

For Charlie’s character, Dale, Dale’s friends, and probably audiences everywhere, the question remains: why him? Surely she can do better. Yet for all Julia’s conquests, and all those who would gladly stand in line for the chance, she still can’t break her fixation over her onetime assistant for the simple reason, Anders suggests, “that he said no. I think that’s the main reason why people want anything. There’s nothing more exciting than what you can’t have.”
Horrible Bosses 2” is the follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” and reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

Jennifer Aniston and Oscar winner Jamie Foxx also reprise their “Horrible Bosses” starring roles, while Chris Pine and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

  Opening across the Philippines on Nov. 26, “Horrible Bosses 2” is a New Line Cinema Presentation distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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True Blood's Fearsome Vampire Denis O'Hare Battles Fiercer Creatures in “THE PYRAMID”

Tony Award-winning stage performer Denis O’Hare, known for his fearsome character in “True Blood” faces one the fiercest immortal creature jackal-headed god Anubis in the terrifying horror event of the year “The Pyramid.”

In “The Pyramid,” father-daughter team of archaeologists, Dr. Nora Holden (Ashley Hinshaw) and her father Miles (Denis O’Hare) have stumbled in what could be the most important discovery of their careers. Using NASA satellite imaging technology, they have uncovered the first three-sided Egyptian pyramid buried deep under the desert for over 5,000 years. Followed by documentarian Sunni Marshe (Christa Nicola) and her cameraman Terrence “Fitzie” Fitzsimmons (James Buckley), and with the help of robotics expert Michael Zahir (Amir Kamyab), the team is determined to explore the foreboding structure.

With the screenplay finalized and the sets under construction, the filmmakers’ attentions turned to casting. “Originally we were going to go for unknowns,” reveals producer Scott Silver, “but we found a new dimension when we started thinking about established actors who hadn’t quite fully broken out yet.”

Helping bring to life the film’s key relationship – the father/daughter bond between Holden and Nora – is Denis O’Hare, a Tony-winning actor who’s had memorable roles in stage, on screen and on television. “As played by Denis, Holden is the opposite of Nora,” says director Greg Levasseur. “Holden doesn’t want to go into the pyramid, he’s always concerned about safety and you realize he’s wise to do so. He’s the first to figure out what’s going on.”

O’Hare notes that the part was challenging to research. “The funny thing about researching a role is you inevitably explore the wrong thing,” he says. “To make this character work properly I investigated how people react under pressure and what they do when they’re trapped.   To become Holden, it was less about me becoming an archaeologist and more about becoming someone who’s trapped in a pyramid!”  O’Hare did immerse himself in Egyptian history by absorbing an entire lecture series on Ancient Egypt and then learning about other civilizations of the time. “It’s a great excuse to get to know a new area,” he confirms.

Where Nora is eager for a groundbreaking discovery, Holden is jaded from years of coasting. “He’s an academician who’s never had the right idea or received the right funding,” O’Hare reflects. “I imagine he had an early success in his twenties, which landed him a professorship, and then nothing else has happened to him. Now, because his daughter is reigniting that thirst for discovery and exploration, he makes some bad decisions.”

For Hinshaw, O’Hare proved to be a perfect co-star. “We spent a lot of time discussing their relationship,” she says. “We focused on the characters’ backstory. It’s rare to get a co-star who’s as into that as I am, and perhaps he’s even more interested than me. We started developing all these stories about their lives and their life together before the film starts.”  Cementing the father/daughter bond was always the key driver of the story. Their disparate personalities and goals are heightened by Nora’s embracing of new technology – the very technology that reveals the location of the pyramid – and Holden’s desire to continue using the tried and true methods of his profession. “They  have an emotional connection, that anyone can relate to, but it also increases the tension because you can have a more direct confrontation with your father than you can with, say, your professor,” Hinshaw concludes.

  The doors to “The Pyramid” opens December 10 nationwide in cinemas from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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Gloc9, Karylle, 1:43 top bill BellaVita free concerts

SOCIALIZED housing development BellaVita Land Corp. will hold a free concert series dubbed as “Ang Saya-Saya Sa BellaVita” featuring popular and emerging Original Pilipino Music (OPM) artists and radio jocks including Gloc-9, Karylle, and boy band 1:43 in Lipa City and San Pablo City this November.
The first concert to be led by award-winning Filipino rapper Gloc9 will be held at the Plaza Independencia in Lipa City on November 29 at 6 p.m., while the second concert with "It’s Showtime" (ABS-CBN) host Karylle will be held on November 30 at SM City San Pablo at 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, 1:43, the voices behind the 5th Star Awards for Music song of the year "Sa Isang Sulyap Mo" and hit songs “Ang Saya-Saya” and "Hayop Sa Ganda" will give sizzling performances in both shows. The band, composed of Anjo Ressurreccion, Gold Aquino, Argee Golding, and Yuki Sakamoto, was named as the Most Promising Group at the 45th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Award. 
Three of the most promising recording artists today namely Fifth Dynamics, JBK, and Neo Domingo will likewise entertain the audiences. 
Fifth Dynamics lead by former The Voice of the Philippines contender Mark Cordovales is a fast-rising band. After winning the Dreams Get Real talent search of McJim Classic Leather, the group recorded the chart-topping single titled "Anyare."
Vocal trio JBK composed of Joshua Bulot, Bryan Del Rosario, and Kim Nicolas is making waves in the music scene. The group’s RnB infused ballad "Anong Meron Ka", which was handpicked by APO Hiking Society member Jim Paredes as the Critic’s Song of the Year in the Dreams Get Real competition, is now getting heavy airplays on major radio stations across the country.
A product of X-Factor Philippines and Dreams Get Real, Neo Domingo topped national and local charts with his debut single “Pagbigyan Mo Na.” It was even named as the Most Wanted Song of 97.1 Barangay LS FM. 
Aside from promoting BellaVita’s new developments, the musical fair is the real estate development's early Christmas treat to the residents of San Pablo and Lipa City including their nearby towns.
Christmas is just around the corner and these concerts are our early Christmas present to them. We are going to Lipa and San Pablo not only to promote our new BellaVita projects but also to put a smile on their faces this Yuletide season,” said Barry Trinidad, marketing manager for BellaVita Land Corporation.
Our tagline and jingle ‘Ang Saya-Saya sa BellaVita’ is a glimpse to what they will experience with BellaVita. We will stick to our promise to give not only an affordable housing, but also a fun and fulfilling community,” Trinidad added.
The concert in Lipa City is in partnership with City Mayor Meynardo Sabili and Vice Mayor Eric Africa.
DZMM TeleRadyo and MOR Manila DJ Onse Tolentino, a native of Lipa City, will grace the Plaza Independecia concert while 90.7 Love Radio DJ Nicole Hyala will be the host the event in SM City San Pablo. 
BellaVita is a social enterprise project that caters to modest-income families, allowing them to afford their own houses.
Staying true to its mission of giving every Filipino a home instead of renting or living with relatives, BellaVita introduced its projects in Porac, Pampanga; General Trias, Cavite; Alaminos and San Pablo City in Laguna; Pililla, Rizal; Lipa City, Batangas; Cabanatuan in Nueva Ecity; Tayabas, Quezon; and Capas, Tarlac as answer to the country’s big housing backlog. For as low as P2,500, one family can now reserve a home they can call their own.
With BellaVita, every Filipino may now realize their dream of having a house and lot they can call their very own,” Trinidad said. 
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