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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Smurfette (Demi Lovato) is the only female smurf in their village, and she is having a hard time adapting and figuring out on what she is good at. One day, when Smurfette and her friends are having some fun; they uncover a secret entrance to the Forbidden forest. The gang sets a mission and enters a new adventure and stop Gargamel (Rainn Wilson)  from destroying a peaceful community same with their kind.  


What can you expect with another Smurfs movie? Well, pretty much the same like the previous two films. However, for this newest installment in this franchise; we get more smurfs characters that are hard to distinguish who is who because they look exactly the same. It turns out that Smurfette isn't the only female Smurf in town and Papa Smurf's will finally find a love of his life. 


With the story revolving around our smurf maiden; Smurfs: The Lost Village  hand over a very generic story is especially made for kids who love a colorful animated feature. The humor is bland aside from Gargamel's cat who always finds a way to deliver a solid laugh. 


The film is boosted with a powerful cast, including Demi Lovato, Michelle Rodriguez, Meghan Trainor and even Julia Roberts joins the fray. But we can't even hardly recognize the voice talents until the end credits rolled out.  If there are things to admire in this film; it falls down to the gorgeous animation. Although they all look the same, they still provided a collection of colorful visuals that looks fantastic on the screen. 

Overall, Smurfs: The Lost Village is still the typical animated Smurfs flick we've been getting from the past few years. The story and the animation fairly improved, but it is still strictly for younger audience entertainment purposes only. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Demi Lovato, Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez

Directed by: Kelly Asbury
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures PH
Opens March 31 in cinemas nationwide

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Horror Thriller “IT” Unleashes Official Teaser Trailer

New Line Cinema has unleashed the official teaser trailer of the horror thriller “IT,” based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades.

View the trailer below and watch “IT” in Philippine cinemas on September 7, 2017.


When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), “IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant,” TV’s “Hemlock Grove”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).

Muschietti is directing “IT” from a screenplay adapted by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are producing, with Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Chung-Hoon Chung (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”), production designer Claude Paré (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”), editor Jason Ballantine (“The Great Gatsby”), and costume designer Janie Bryant (TV’s “Mad Men”).

  A presentation of New Line Cinema, “IT” will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.

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“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2” Character Posters Prop Up the Misfits

Your favorite space scoundrels are featured their in individual posters for Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy out in the Philippines on April 26 and in the US on May 5. Get a new look at Peter Quill and his band of unlikely heroes in 10 new cosmic character posters below.











 
Getting their own one-sheets are Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and Drax (Dave Bautista), above! We’ve also got character posters for a couple misfits they’ve picked up along the way — Ego (Kurt Russell), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and Yondu (Michael Rooker).

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Opening across the Philippines on April 26, 2017, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.  
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Do Your Own Virtual Car Stunt in “F8 GREENSCREEN EVENT”

Ever wondered how car stunts in Fast & Furious films are made? You may stop imagining now, and experience it instead!

To mark the April 15 release of Fast & Furious 8 in the Philippines, Universal Pictures will mount the “F8 Greenscreen Event” – a playful and highly shareable initiative that celebrates the FAST franchise and allows the fans to become part of the FAST family.
Universal Pictures has created a unique mini green screen studio for fans to star in their very own Fast & Furious stunt scene experience which offers the thrill of hitting the accelerator in one of the movie’s supercars.

Fans can enter the mini studio, take the driver's seat and join the Fast family in an immersive experience to create their own personalized video which can be shared across Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 
Check out the promo video below:


Visit the #F8 Greenscreen at the following locations and star in your own Fast stunt for the ultimate #F8Experience.

APRIL 1 - 2: Uptown Mall Cinema Lobby
APRIL 8 - 9: Robinsons Galleria Cinema Lobby
APRIL 15 - 16: SM Mall of Asia Music Hall

 For details on how to participate, visit https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph.


About Fast & Furious 8

On the heels of 2015’s Fast & Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide and the sixth-biggest global title in box-office history, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time:Fast & Furious 8.

Now that Dom and Letty are married and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

Fast & Furious 8 features a returning all-star cast, as well as a star-studded array of newcomers to this world – Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood with Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.

Opening across the Philippines on Black Saturday, April 15,  Fast & Furious 8 is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


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“SCRUBS” Alumnus Zach Braff Now Directs “GOING IN STYLE”

 
Your favorite doctor from TV's Scrubs, Zach Braff (Garden State, Wish You Were Here) directs New Line Cinema's Going in Style, a fun and fast-paced comedy starring film legends Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin.

In the film, Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Albert, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

The script has so many funny twists and turns and surprising reveals,” says director Zach Braff. “Plus, you’re watching some of the true Hollywood greats, which was a real pleasure for me, and I know audiences will appreciate how beautifully they balance the comedy and action with some of the more touching, soulful moments that are also an important part of the story. I love these guys. Who doesn’t? They really make you believe that these characters have been best friends for 40 years, weathered the highs and lows and have each other’s backs.”

 
It’s so interesting to watch these distinct characters come to life,” continues Braff. “Sometimes it’s the small, subtle things that reveal so much, and these three are very aware that you can create tiny moments of great impact by doing just what’s needed and no more. There’s an understanding with these guys, and a trust that they know the camera is going to pick up those small details to evoke something powerful. I’ve learned so much, watching and working with them.”

If it looks like they were having fun, they were.

 
Freeman and Caine have worked together several times, most recently on The Dark Knight trilogy. “They already had a banter, and Alan was the new guy, but he fell right into it,” offers Braff. “They’d all riff and laugh together and sometimes I’d just keep the camera rolling because if I didn’t yell ‘Cut,’ they’d just stay in character and keep going with the scene, and we’d get wonderful, funny stuff. It was great watching these actors, at the top of their game, playing around.”

It’s a spirit they happily extended to include their director. Says Freeman, “Part of our dynamic might have been how we could tease Zach. He’s quick, and he knows what he wants, which is very good, but at the same time he’s not adamant about things. So sometimes we’d say, ‘No, I’m not doing that,’ just to pull his leg and see how he’d react. But Zach would always call our bluff.”

  Opening across the Philippines on April 6, 2017, Going in Style is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
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Ghost in the Shell (2017) : Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

After a fatal accident, the only thing left with Major (Scarlett Johansson) is her human brain.  In order for her to survive she is made as a robot but her mind and soul were transported with her inside a cyborg shell.  She is the perfect soldier launched to stop the evil activities of different criminals. However, after facing a new enemy, Major unveils the secrets that lie in her past, and she needs to search some answers before its too late.

 
Ghost in the Shell can be easily translated to an enjoyable popcorn flick if we can only base it on visual effects. However, as the film solidifies every detail to make the film more catchy in every scene; they forgot how to transport the audience to the core of the story. It needs a full attention, and you must not miss a single moment in it or else you will be lost in the fray.


The film is a two-hour special, but even it feels longer than the average flick it needs more time to recuperate and explain everything that is happening in the film. The action scenes were pretty intense, especially when the sparkling slow motion method is used, but you can't take away the fact that it comes to a point that you get tired in what you see in it.


Scarlett Johansson's acting was just fine, but sometimes it feels like we've just see Black Widow changed costumes. It's pretty much the same acting chops, but she still carries that strong attribute that always made her look fantastic on the screen. No doubt that she can carry her own film but needs to separate her new character from her previous roles. Other than that, Scarlett was fine and stunningly looked good in her silver outfit. 


Overall, Ghost in the Shell is a visual splendor with over-the-top computer generated design that stunningly looked good in 3D. However, there are a lot going on and everything feels crammed into the picture resulting to a somewhat enjoyable mess as a whole. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6 out of 10 stars

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Pilou Asbaek

Directed by: Rupert Sanders
Distributed by: United International Pictures PH 
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spidey Shows Off New Tech as Vulture Attacks in New “SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING” Trailer


Does the suit make the man? The brand new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming has been launched by Columbia Puctures.

Witness all the action as Spidey faces off against the Vulture, learns some hard lessons from Iron Man himself, and generally does whatever a spider can.

Watch the all-new #SpiderManHomecoming trailer now below and make sure to see it in Philippine cinemas this July.



A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
 
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, with Marisa Tomei, and Robert Downey Jr.

  Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Global Hashtag: #SpiderManHomecoming
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Caren Lissner's Chick-Lit Hit “CARRIE PILBY” Adapted to Movie

 
Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) is a 19-year old genius, a year out of Harvard, four years ahead of her peers, living in New York City. Burdened with an overactive moral compass and self-consciously aware of her uncommon intellect, in a city full of people she considers oversexed, deceitful hypocrites, Carrie finds herself isolated, friendless, dateless and unemployed.
 
To coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist, Dr. Petrov (Nathan Lane), makes a list of goals she is to achieve between Thanksgiving and the end of the year: 1. Go on a date. 2. Make a friend. 3. Spend New Year’s Eve with someone. 4. Get a pet. 5. Do something you loved as a child. 6. Read favorite book. At first Carrie resists, but when her goal-oriented prodigy brain kicks in, she embraces the task with a vengeance. She has the time, anyway. Her father, (Gabriel Byrne), who has always joined her for the holidays in New York, isn’t coming this year.
 
As she tackles each item on the list, Carrie begins to make new friends: Tara (Vanessa Bayer) and Doug (Desmin Borges) at the law office where she works the graveyard shift proofreading legal briefs in a job reluctantly arranged by her dad; Cy (William Moseley), her didgeridoo-playing neighbor who, like Carrie, is also a prodigy; and the confused, engaged Matt (Jason Ritter), who thinks he might find clarity about his pending nuptials in the arms of another woman. As Carrie gets to know them, she learns that they are not one-dimensional stereotypes but living, breathing, complex human beings. Carrie begins to understand that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their “covers”. Set against the backdrop of decked-out-for-the-holidays New York City, Carrie evolves into the compassionate person she never knew she wanted to be.

 
Carrie Pilby” is based on American author Caren Lissner’s novel of the same title and first published by Harlequin Enterprises’ Red Dress Ink in 2003. The book was among the first novels published by the imprint created to take advantage of the then-burgeoning “chick lit” phenomenon that included humorous books about young, single women like “Bridget Jones’ Diary”.
 
I was a single girl living in Hoboken, New Jersey,” said Lissner, “which is right across the river from New York City. I was in the city a lot, doing typical single girl in the city things, when it occurred to me that the next story I wanted to tell was about a girl who was very, very smart but not socially aware - someone young who sees things in black and white because she doesn’t have life experience and as such, judges people a little more harshly.”
 
Carrie Pilby” was noted in several reviews as one of the smarter and more original novels in the genre, with Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times labeling it "hilarious". It proved successful, selling more than 50,000 copies. After the chick lit market became saturated, Harlequin stopped publishing novels under the Red Dress Ink imprint in 2009 but selected “Carrie Pilby” to be re-published in 2010 as one of the first books in the new Harlequin Teen line. The title has continued to grow internationally every year since 2010 and is now available in France (2nd printing), Germany, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Australia, Poland, Indonesia, Italy and the UK.
 
I could tell right away the women involved, the director Susan Johnson and the producers, were so passionate and had so many great ideas” said author Caren Lissner. “Susan was very inclusive. She really allowed me to see into the process, and to read every draft and offer notes,” Lissner says.
 
The book has an extremely loyal and broad fan base of men and women, ages 18-80,” said director Susan Johnson. Caren Lissner: “I get a lot of emails from women who love the book, but also men. They always start their emails with “Well I know I’m not your demographic but I happened to see the book in a bookstore and I really liked it’, or ‘I saw it at my ex-girlfriend’s house’ or ‘I saw it on my girlfriend’s bookshelf and I’m not giving it back to her’. Johnson adds, ““The scope of the “Carrie Pilby” audience intrigues me. Clearly people are relating to this story in a big way, and hopefully we got it right for those people who, like me, really love Caren’s beautiful novel.”
 
Carrie Pilby” will open March 29 in cinemas from Pioneer Films. 



 
 

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Love Always Wins in DreamworksAnimation's Highly-Imaginative “THE BOSS BABY”  

 
DreamWorks Animation’s latest and 34th movie, “The Boss Baby” is inspired by the best-selling book of the same title by Marla Frazee - the film tags us along on a young boy’s colourful adventures as he discovers that his new baby brother is not what he seems. 
 
Directed by Dreamworks veteran Tom McGrath (“Megamind,” “Madagascar”), “The Boss Baby” is a family comedy featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel and Miles Bakshi.  Exploring the wonders of a child’s imagination and celebrating the precious bond that can form between siblings in a family, “The Boss Baby” (Baldwin) and his older brother Tim (Bakshi) discover that love isn’t finite after all.     

 
The heartfelt nature of the story and the remarkable charm of the main characters were immediately appealing to producer Ramsey Naito.   “The story mirrored my life.  My oldest son was seven years old when my youngest arrived, and he was really jealous, just like our main character, Tim.  I related to the brother’s story instantly,” says Naito.    “I love that we celebrate the power of children’s fantasy and imagination in this film.” 
 
Tim’s parents are voiced by Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) and funny television host (also 2017’s Oscars host) Jimmy Kimmel.  Tim’s parents are simply oblivious to the chaos unleashed by Boss Baby in their household.  Barely hanging on to the slightest resemblance of domestic order at home, they have no clue about the strange machinations of Baby Corp. and Puppy Co. where they work.  
 
 
The parents have a new baby in the house and are both working full time.  They are sleep-deprived and barely holding it together, and this needed to be captured in their design,” says Naito.   “We wanted to get away from an idealized version of parents,” says production designer David James.  “Mom, especially needed to be a very real person, at the same time, she had to exude this warmth.  Her beauty and her maternal nature go hand in hand.”
 
Meanwhile, Tim’s dad is just trying to keep up.  “Like many new fathers, he has this slight deer-in-headlights look,” notes James.  “He tries his best to keep everything under control, but he is a bit overwhelmed by all the changes.  They are both loving parents – and the lesson of the movie is that there is love enough going around for everybody.  They do have unconditional love for both of their kids, and that’s something that Tim learns by the end of the movie.”
 
Baldwin, who voices the titular character, Boss Baby is immensely impressed by the work and devotion of the DreamWorks animators in the movie.  “I was so impressed by the meticulous world created by the film’s director Tom McGrath and the rest of their talented team.  When we experience the movie as a whole, we are immersed in a parallel world that looks vaguely familiar but unlike any we’ve seen before on the big screen.  Packed with memorable characters and insightful revelations, “The Boss Baby” celebrates human experiences and foibles, and delivers its final message tenderly – with pure, genuine emotion.”
 
  An Easter weekend movie for the entire family, “The Boss Baby” opens April 15 (Saturday) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 
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“500 DAYS OF SUMMER” Director Marc Webb's Latest Charmer “GIFTED”

 
From the director of the surprise hit “500 Days of Summer,” Marc Webb helms his latest endearing story “Gifted” - starring the world’s beloved captain Chris Evans along with the über-talented Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and rising young star Grace McKenna.   
 
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida.  But Mary is a brilliant child prodigy and Frank's intention that she lead a normal life are thwarted when the seven-year-old’s command of mathematics comes to the attention of his formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan)—a wealthy Bostonian whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Mary and Frank.  As family tensions and disconnections flare, uncle and niece find support in Roberta (Octavia Spencer), their protective landlady and best friend, and Mary’s teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate), a young woman whose concern for her student soon develops into a relationship with her uncle as well.

 
Gifted” began its journey to the big screen when producer Karen Lunder, who has produced an assortment of films including “Arrival,” remembers a conversation with producer Andy Cohen in which she asked: “‘What do you have that’s great and different? What is the thing you’re most excited about?’ He sent me “Gifted.”  When I read the script, it had this timeless quality to it.  It felt like the kind of movies I grew up watching: it was a throwback of sorts to films of the 70’s and early 80’s that weren’t afraid to make you laugh and cry – that were both escapist and real.”
 
Like Lunder and Cohen, director Webb responded immediately to the writing. “I kept on waiting for this script to get bad, but it just kept getting better.  It was simple, warm and uncynical. The writing felt nourishing to me.  Mary and Frank are something like a comedy team with a lot of heart.  After spending so many years on bigger movies, I just wanted to hang out with these two.”

 
In his career, Chris Evans has judiciously chosen a balance of blockbuster and smaller, more interior films. He picked “Gifted” for many reasons but says: “It was more the director than the role. You can have a great role and a great script. You can have a lot of pieces in place but if you don’t have a great director, you don’t have much. So for me it was Marc Webb.”
 
Webb is particularly pleased that “Gifted” is a movie in which all the intellectual powerhouses are women. “It’s a movie where women are really brilliant and it’s not done as a stunt. It’s something that feels weirdly rare, I don’t know why.  I love the idea of having girls who are good at math, women who are good at math. I mean, it happens in the world but we just don’t always recognize that in cinema.”

 
Webb also thinks that fathers will respond to the message of the film, if his own reaction is any example: “I’m a forty-year-old dude, and I got choked up. All the burly grips hid behind the duvateen (light blocking fabric) because they were crying.  I think men are not encouraged to feel, which I think is one of the challenges that Frank has to face, but of course men are emotional creatures too.”     

      Gifted” will open in cinemas on May 3 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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Ewan McGregor's Directorial Debut “AMERICAN PASTORAL” Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas


Two-time Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor stars and debuts as a director in the deeply affecting father-daughter story “American Pastoral” based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Philip Roth that chronicles the profound changes in the last half-century of American life. The adaptation focuses in on the Swede’s search for his daughter and the resonant themes of uncertainty, shifting fates, family and loss, that took the filmmakers nearly thirteen years to bring to the screen.

American Pastoral” follows a family’s idyllic existence that was shattered by social and political turmoil that will change the fabric of American culture forever. Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Jennifer Connelly), a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved daughter, Merry (Dakota Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him.

 
Lakeshore Entertainment producer Gary Lucchesi reflects on what drove him to stay on course throughout the long but steadfast creative process: “I have always wanted to make a father daughter story. I read the script, I cried, and I knew I had to make the movie one way or another,” he recalls. “I saw in it the story of a man who has an uncompromising love for his daughter through thick and thin. I love dramas about human beings that you can relate to and experiences that you can imagine. That’s what really turns me on as a filmmaker. Every now and then, you get a chance to do something like this that you covet—so you give it everything you have.”

Ewan McGregor, known for his wide-ranging roles in films spanning from the innovative and edgy “Trainspotting 1 & 2”, “Velvet Goldmine” and “Moulin Rouge” to the acclaimed dramas “Ghost Writer” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” -- was attached to play the central character of the Swede in American Pastoral long before signing on to direct the film.

 
McGregor knew this was a rare opportunity. Ultimately, it was his love of the material that led to his decision to take a leap into his feature film directorial debut. “I was very moved by the script and I was completely taken by the Swede and the study of father daughter relationships,” he says.  “I’ve always wanted to direct, but I didn’t want to just direct for the sake of it.  I wanted to have a story that I was compelled to tell,”  McGregor explains.

  An Ayala Malls Cinemas’ exclusive presentation, “American Pastoral” opens on April 5 at Glorietta 4 and Trinoma cinemas. 

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