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Friday, June 26, 2015

Upcoming Movies: July 2015

Movie Releases: July 2015
  By: Lakwatsera Lovers
 Here's the list of some movies that is scheduled to be released this month but schedules may change depending on the movie distributors.
The Gallows
July 24
Cast: Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos
Distributor: Warner Brothers Pictures PH 

Boy Choir
July 1 
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates
Distributor: Captive Cinema

Sex Ed
July 15
Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Abby Elliot, Lorenza Izzo
Distributor: Solar Pictures PH 

Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation
July 30
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
Distributor: United International Pictures PH

Die Fighting 
July 15
Cast: Fabien Garcia, Laurent Buson
Distributor: Crystalsky Multimedia

Final Girl
July 8
Cast: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig
Distributor: Pioneer Films

July 15
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures PH 

Terminator Genisys
July 1
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke
Distributor: United International Pictures PH 

 Mr. Holmes
July 22
Cast Ian McKellen, Laura Linney
Distributor: Captive Cinema 

Magic Mike XXL
July 15
Cast: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer
Distributor:Warner Brothers Pictures PH 

The Vatican Tapes 
July 22
Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Michael Peña
Distributor: Pioneer Films 

 Far From the Madding Crowd
July 8
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Mathhias Schoenaerts
Distributor: 20th Century Fox PH 

Ted 2 
July 15
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane
Distributor: United International Pictures PH

July 22
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams
Distributed by: Pioneer Films

Beautiful People
July 29
Cast: Danny Cutler, Alex Southern
Distributor: Crystalsky Multimedia

July 8
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Pierre Coffin
Distributor: United International Pictures PH

July 8
Cast: Frank Grillol, Maria Bello
Distributor: Pioneer Films

American Heist
July 22
Cast: Adrien Brody, Hayden Christensen
Distributor: Crystalsky Multimedia 

Paper Towns
July 22
Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne
Distributor: 20th Century Fox PH  

 The Gift
July 29
Cast: Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton
Distributor: OctoArts Films International   

 Zombie Apocalypse
July 1
Cast: Reece Thompson, Brent Tarnol
Distributor: Pioneer Films  

Detective Conan: Sun Flowers of Inferno
July 22 (SM Cinema Exclusive)

The Breakup Playlist
July 1
Cast: Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo
Distributor: Star Cinema & Viva Films

Love Forecast
July 15 (Sine Asia: SM Cinema Exclusive)
Distributor: MVP Entertainment Pictures

Chain Mail
July 22
Cast: Meg Imperial, Shy Carlos
Distributor: Viva Films 

July 10
Cast: Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk 

July 8
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich
Distributor: MVP Entertainment Pictures

 The Thieves
July 1 (Sine Asia: SM Cinema Exclusive)
Distributor: MVP Entertainment Pictures
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The castmembers of the fifth installment of Paramount Pictures' “Mission: Impossible” go rogue as the studio uncovers the film's character banners. Getting their own individual artworks are Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames and Rebecca Ferguson.

Co-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie (“Jack Reacher”), “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” finds Tom Cruise and his Impossible Mission Force pals attempting to take down The Syndicate, a worldwide criminal organization described as the “anti-IMF”.

Cruise is reprising the iconic role of Ethan Hunt, who was first introduced to moviegoers in 1996. Returning to the franchise are Simon Pegg as Benji, Jeremy Renner as Brandt and Ving Rhames as Luther. Joining the cast are Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson (TV's “The White Queen”).

In the film, Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate, an International rogue organization, as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

The 4th installment in the globally successful franchise, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” earned nearly $700 million worldwide and became Cruise’s highest grossing film to date in his storied career.

The “Mission: Impossible” franchise has earned more than $2 billion at the box office, making it one of the most successful franchises in movie history.

  Opening across the Philippines on Thursday, July 30, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.
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Hang With Terrifying Horror Thriller “THE GALLOWS”

In 1993, high school student Charlie Grimille died by the noose in a freak accident during Beatrice High’s production of the play “The Gallows.” Twenty years later, it seems Charlie will finally have his curtain call.

And his revenge.

On the eve of the play’s revival, students Reese, Pfeifer, Cassidy and Ryan spend the night trapped in the school’s auditorium, with no way to call for help. If Charlie has his way, it may be the last night they spend alive.

Written, directed and produced by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff and shot entirely outside of the Hollywood system, the horror film “The Gallows” found its way to the big screen thanks to the filmmakers’ use of a much smaller one—the computer—and their own ingenuity.

Lofing states, “Travis came up with the initial concept, and we developed it from there until we had a rough script. Then we shot a promo trailer, mainly just so we could see how it worked, if it looked scary to us.”

We also used it in order to raise funds, so we could shoot the rest of the movie,” Cluff quips.

While the filmmakers continued into production, they put the trailer online. It was spotted by producer Dean Schnider of Film 360, the production arm of Management 360. 360 shared it with well-known genre production company Blumhouse, founded by veteran producer Jason Blum. Blum offers, “‘The Gallows’ is really the first movie we’ve done since ‘Paranormal Activity’ that has the same DNA—that homemade ‘I can do that’ look, which, to be honest, few people really can do. We must see about a thousand attempts a year, but ‘The Gallows,’ was unique in that not only did they do it themselves, but it worked.”

Schnider says, “I’m always consuming media, going through blogs and video sites, whether due to my own curious nature or trying to find the next big talent. I saw this two-minute clip that was just strange and scary and creepy. It felt truly unique and my gut instinct led me to reach out to Chris and Travis.”

Of the two, Lofing confesses to being the true horror fan. “I’ve always used those movies as creative inspiration. Travis came at it from a more business-minded perspective. He immediately saw the advantages of doing something with a small budget, and horror is fairly easy to do that way.”

Cluff confirms, “We were operating with no budget, basically, so we had to find a way to do it. That’s when Chris came up with the idea to make it in the found-footage style, which allowed us to do what we wanted in terms of story and production.”

Lofing and Cluff met when Lofing, then just 19, went to Fresno, California, to shoot a short film—his school thesis, actually—and Cluff joined the production as a stunt performer. When Cluff later attended the short’s premiere in L.A., he was impressed with the final result and approached Lofing about working together again. The pair formed their own company, Tremendum Pictures, and “The Gallows” is their first professional collaboration.

With Blumhouse and Entertainment 360 on board to co-produce and co-finance, the directors—who also served as editors as well as handling the visual effects—were able to finalize the film.

Executive producer Couper Samuelson of Blumhouse says, “It seems as though once every ten years or so a movie like this breaks through because it’s really good. We know from experience that it’s hard to get one great scare in a movie, let alone the multiple scares ‘The Gallows’ has. It’s also challenging to get naturalistic performances with the type of dramatic work the actors have to do in horror, especially in found-footage films. Travis and Chris did a terrific job and we were thrilled to be a part of it.”

In “The Gallows,” twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.

The film stars Cassidy Gifford (“God’s Not Dead”), Ryan Shoos (“As Night Comes”), Reese Mishler (the web series “Youthful Daze”) and Pfeifer Brown under the direction of Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, who wrote the screenplay.

  Opening across the Philippines on July 24, “The Gallows” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Official Trailer and Poster Revealed for Jake Gyllenhaal's "SOUTHPAW"

Jake Gyllenhaal is currently in a hot streak with superb performances from his recent projects (End of Watch, Prisoners and Nightcrawler) teams up with Training Day and The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua in a boxing tale written by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy). 

The trailer already surfaced through the net which you can view below:

Synopsis:  Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the world's reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when a tragedy knocks Billy for a loop, he finds himself at rock-bottom. Billy finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who currently trains the toughest amateur boxers around. With his future on the line, Billy fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

The film also stars Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Naomie Harris (Skyfall) 50 Cent (Escape Plan) and American boxer Victor Ortiz.


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Max: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Max is a Belgian Malinois serving with his handler, Kyle (Robbie Amell) in Kandahar Afghanistan sniffing out some weapons in villages that is going to be sold to the terrorist. One day, an ambush leaves Kyle dead with his remains brought to Texas. With Max traumatized and distraught to return to duty, they need to put him down for good. But the Wincott family considered to adopt the canine and let Kyle's younger brother Justin (Josh Wiggins) to take good care of it. 

Max is a family-oriented film and a definite crowd pleaser. Even the story is a bit clumsy at times; some of its scenes are heartwarming, especially the funeral part where you'll surely be moved. The interaction between Max and Josh Wiggins is a good take keeping the film compelling from start to finish. It also has some funny parts mostly provided Justin's best bud Chuy (Dejon LaQuake) and Chuy's cousin, Carmen (Mia Xitlali). It may be too predictable at times, but that is what will make the film warm received by its viewers. 

Overall, Max is a well crafted film that is engaging throughout. It is a must-see for dog lovers out there and a first step for people who wants to have a fur buddy and a best friend at home. It also has enough charm power to avoid its viewers coming home empty handed.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars

 Cast: Josh Wiggins, Robbie Amell, Dejon LaQuake

Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Distributed by: Warner Brothers Pictures PH 
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide

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Michael Douglas is Hank Pym in Marvel's “ANT-MAN”

Award-winning actor Michael Douglas has shown his versatility in a body of work spanning four decades but in Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” Douglas ventures into new territory when he steps into the role of the iconic Marvel character Hank Pym.

It’s definitely a different role and also just a whole different experience,” comments Douglas. “I’ve never been in the Marvel world before; never been in any of this kind of green screen or special effects and never had to deal with the secrecy that exists in the Marvel world. This has been a whole new experience and I loved it.”

Douglas admits that he wasn’t a comic-book fan as a kid, but after he accepted the role, Marvel sent him hardcover books of Marvel comics and he developed an appreciation of both the art form and one of its master storytellers. As Douglas explains, “The books were beautiful presentations of all of Stan Lee’s work and since then I have become a tremendous fan. I am amazed at what he does. I maintain a fan Facebook page that I’ve had for a couple of years now, and I got a sense of Stan Lee’s power when I did a selfie with him on set and posted it on the page. I got over 100,000 hits. Reading the books really helped me get more of a sense of Hank Pym and the incredible legacy of Marvel comics.”

Douglas found the comic books very helpful for researching his character. “It solidified the character of Dr. Pym for me by understanding his background and what kind of scientist he was,” says Douglas. “He did incredible research and developed this incredible serum that allowed a human being to reduce to the size of an ant with human strength and then right back up to full-size again.”

Describing Pym, Douglas offers, “Hank Pym, first of all, has a sense of humor; he’s got a slight tongue in cheek. He likes to test people a little bit and put them on. He’s obviously a brilliant scientist but combined with that he has military-like training in weaponry. Because of situations that exist, he is looking for a person that can take on his role and he picks this recent ex-convict, Scott Lang [Paul Rudd], and now he is going to teach him all the tricks of the trade of Ant-Man.”

Describing what the production will bring to the screen that is new and fresh, Douglas says, “The Marvel audience has seen everything under the sun: other planets, the top of tall buildings, huge space ships. But we’re getting really small here. The macro unit is doing everything from the ant’s point of view and it’s amazing. That macro ant point of view is something you have never seen before. It is suspenseful, exciting and very funny.”
Continuing, Douglas adds, “There are some wonderful moments, especially in the sequences involving Scott Lang’s training.”

When it comes to humor, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers laughs aplenty. “It’s got a wonderful sense of humor and I always love that,” relates Douglas. “There’s the element of action and comedy and it’s tough to do but I love that mix. Peyton Reed as our director was an excellent choice to maintain that and of course Paul Rudd has good comedic baggage that he brings to it as well. So there’s wonderful humor, yet maintaining the credibility and suspense of the storyline.”

Douglas states that he is looking forward to seeing the completed film and that more importantly his kids are looking forward to it as well. He admits, “Before ‘Ant-Man’ I had no career in my kids’ eyes. I’ve never done a picture as far as they were concerned. Two Academy Awards® meant nothing. Now I’m cool. I am cool to my son and to his friends, too. This is the first time I’ve ever heard my kids say, ‘Can we go to the premiere?’ So they’re going to come.”

Offering a hint of what is in store for audiences when the movie hits theaters, Douglas says, “In ‘Ant-Man,’ we’re going between the cracks and it’s a world you have never seen before. It’s a wild ride with a good giggle.”

  See Marvel’s "Ant-Man" when it comes to Philippine theaters July 15! For all the latest news and updates visit and follow @marvelstudiosph on Twitter and @marvelphilippines on Instagram.

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Schwarzenegger is Both Protector & Terminator in “GENISYS”

Arnold Schwarzenegger brings The Terminator character back to iconic life again in Paramount Pictures' new action-thriller “Terminator Genisys.”

According to producer David Ellison, “’Terminator Genisys’ is not a remake, it’s not a reboot, it’s not a sequel—it’s really a reimagining based on the James Cameron source material. Exploiting the inherent nature of time travel, we go off on a divergent timeline to take these characters that audiences and I grew up with in a completely new direction.”

I don’t think you can make a Terminator movie without Arnold,” suggests director Alan Taylor. “Certainly, I couldn’t imagine it without him. There’s something about the way he and Cameron built that character and then within the two movies explored such different sides of that character that he basically set the parameters for that world – that mythology means it would be really hard for me to think of a Terminator movie that let go of him.”

I was very happy to be involved,” admits Schwarzenegger. “I got a phone call telling me that David and Megan Ellison had acquired the rights and the first thing I thought was, “Finally they are doing another one! And finally I am again in the movie! Also, I was very happy when I heard who was writing the script. I just liked the direction it was taking from the beginning.”

Screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis says, “I considered Arnold’s character the ultimate Tin Man—how does he become the cornerstone and the heart of the story, for a character that essentially has no heart? There was something really tantalizing about the idea of Arnold playing a Terminator who has aged—of not trying to do any crazy CG stuff, but to respect the change in the actor. The Terminator was always very much of its time—so to be able to tell the story in the moment and the age that Arnold is…it interested us all. The human tissue surrounding the cyborg ages, but he’s also aged on the inside through his very long experience with humans all this time. We thought it would be so much fun to explore.”

It’s like riding a bicycle,” grins Schwarzenegger. “You fall right back into it. I remember when I read the script and I started then practicing the lines. I started talking like a machine again. It was kind of like you slip into that character.”


Producer Ellison notes, “You can’t call a movie ‘Terminator’ without THE Terminator. In this movie Arnold is playing a character that was sent back in time to when Sarah Connor was nine-years-old—he was not able to save both her parents, but he was able to save her and raise her since that time. He’s been her protector, her warrior, her Guardian. Fighting for that long, he has a little wear, a few glitches. Also, his learning processor has been on that whole time, so by the time he’s traveled forward, he’s had more than 30 years to answer that question of can he actually be human? How does he interact with Sarah in that role, and then once Kyle Reese comes along, how does Kyle’s falling in love with Sarah change that? Of course, Arnold’s also in some amazing action scenes—he is Arnold, after all—and I think people are going to see that he’s back and he’s better than ever.”

If you’re going to have Arnold you’ve got to use him in a brand new way,” insists Taylor. “You can’t just do the same thing again so in our approach it was very important to me that we see a whole different take on this character that we take him in places that he never was able to go before. You know, he’s evolving, growing, maturing and that led to a brand new version of his character.”

The evolution of the character was something Schwarzenegger considered carefully: “I protect Sarah Connor, and anything that is coming close to her, or is threatening her I terminate. So I’m the Terminator in some ways, and I’m the Protector in another way. So you have to be very careful in how you play that in each moment. It helped I think that I've had daughters — my first daughter was born when we did "Total Recall" I remember in Mexico, and she's now twenty-five years old. And so when you grow up, and when you're father of two daughters, I think you learn a lot including how to be protective. I think that experience helped me a lot.”

Paramount Pictures presents the action-thriller “Terminator Genisys” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons Matthew Smith, and Byung-hun Lee.

In the film, when John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including a new T-800 terminator, the Guardian (Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…

  Opening across the Philippines on July 01, “Terminator Genisys” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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