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Friday, June 30, 2017

The Game has Changed in “JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE” Trailer

The game has changed, but the legend continues. Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has just debuted its international trailer which may be viewed below:


Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle soon in Philippine cinemas.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

 
The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.



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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Tony Stark Mentors Peter Parker in “SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING”

 
Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark takes Peter Parker (Tom Holland) under his wing in Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming, the new action-adventure that brings Spider-Man of the comic books to the screen alongside Marvel Cinematic Universe heroes for the first time.

Spider-Man: Homecoming picks up the action directly following the epic battle scene of Captain America: Civil War, with Tony Stark returning “underoos” back home to Queens.

Peter really believes he has a mentor in Tony Stark, and Tony really likes Peter, but he can’t be babysitting this kid,” producer Kevin Feige explains. “Tony gives Peter a little bit of rope to see what he can do on his own.”

 
Peter believes that his “internship” with Stark Industries is merely a prelude and test toward becoming a full-fledged member of the Avengers – but the spider needs to learn to crawl before it can fly, as Holland explains: “We go back in time to relive the Civil War splash panel fight from Peter’s perspective. We see him having the time of his life. He’s on a private jet with Happy, he’s staying in this crazy beautiful hotel room to suddenly him being crammed on a subway late for school. No one’s called him to give him another mission. That’s the contrast: the kid at summer camp is suddenly the kid back at school.”

Tony becomes a kind of father figure to Peter,” says Holland. “Peter’s trying to prove himself to Tony that he is old and wise enough to take on bigger tasks, but Tony keeps putting him down and telling him he isn’t ready yet. I think that’s what really drives Peter to possibly go down the wrong path, before he figures it out and we see why Peter Parker is the most beloved and powerful super hero of the MCU.”

 
And Iron Man himself vouches for the casting of Peter. “Tom Holland is just the perfect man for the job,” says Downey. “He’s enthusiastic, bright and gifted, a very physically talented guy by virtue of his dance and acrobatic background. He has just the right combination of elements required to bring a new take on the character.”

The energy of Tom Holland meeting Robert Downey Jr. for the first time was exactly what we wanted out of Peter Parker meeting Tony Stark,” says Kevin Feige. “The audition scene was the bedroom scene in Captain America: Civil War, and so we wanted to continue that relationship between Peter Parker and Tony Stark that we set up in the film.”

In Spider-Man: Homecoming (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, July 6), thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter Parker returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. 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. His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be.

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


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Sexual Tension, Broken Taboos in New Thriller “THE BEGUILED”

Focus Features presents The Beguiled, an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola and starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

(Watch the teaser trailer of The Beguiled below)


Adapted from the novel by Thomas Cullinan, The Beguiled is a sexually charged tale that unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

 Laced with elements of a taut psychological thriller, The Beguiled explores the theme of women isolated during the Civil War. In writing the screenplay adaptation, Sofia Coppola went back to the book to tell the story from the female characters’ perspective for her film.

 
While there is tension – both sexual and otherwise – throughout the story, Colin Farrell gravitated to what he deems an “extraordinary” script because “it looks at how whatever innocence has been maintained in a time of war can be lost. It also explores how the more animalistic aspects of human behavior can be provoked – and pervade – even when you’re not on the front lines.
 
The violence of the human heart is a timeless theme, no matter what period a story takes place in.”

 
Kirsten Dunst remarks, “The story is Southern Gothic, with things bubbling under until they get to a boiling point and then an explosion happens. It’s not horror, but it feels like there is horror in it, with intensity and destruction – all made more compelling because this is happening among women.

When Sofia told me about the idea a couple of years ago, my impression was that she was drawn to the subject matter of so many women together alone.”

 
Nicole Kidman comments, “I thought it was exciting to work with a group of women and then put Colin in the equation. I was so happy to support Sofia as a female director, and I always thought that she made such atmospheric movies in such a signature style. That was the main thing which drew me to working with her.”

Elle Fanning adds, “Besides working with Sofia again, this was a reason for me to be part of The Beguiled: the women hold the power in this story – even though it’s set during the Civil War.”

The women’s wartime lives at the school are, as the story begins, heavily ritualized. Fanning notes, “They get up, they work in the garden at a certain time. There’s prayer, playing music, French lessons, dinner and bedtime. Until, everything gets shaken up; they take in the wounded soldier, and selfishness sets in.”

Opening across the Philippines on July 26, The Beguiled is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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Man and Apes' Final Face-Off in “WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES” on July 12 (Phils.)

The last trailer reveal of “War for the Planet of the Apes” sees two legendary leaders Caesar (performed in motion capture by Andy Serkis) and the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) face each other off to protect their own species from extinction. 

Check latest trailer below: 

Reaching fever-pitch in anticipation as reflected in global indicator such as www.rottentomatoes.com, the movie has so far scored a 98% high in the want-to-see meter and enjoys a 96% high on the critics’ corner stating that the movie combines breathtaking special effects and a powerful, poignant narrative that concludes the blockbuster trilogy.  Meanwhile, on the local scene at www.clickthecity.com, “War for the Planet of the Apes” enjoys a full 5-star Users’ Rating on the said online portal. 

 
Breathless action, big ideas and potent storytelling combine as “War For the Planet of the Apes”, the third and final chapter in the trilogy pushes the blockbuster series into new realms of legend-building as it explores the values that forge a civilization.  It all comes to life driven by the most complex and intense performance by Andy Serkis yet as the majestic Caesar, and groundbreaking visual effects from Weta Digital.  Also returning to the series is Karin Konoval as Caesar’s trusted advisor, Maurice, Terry Notary as Caesar’s right-hand man, Rocket, as well as Judy Greer as Caesar’s wife Cornelia and Toby Kebbell as Koba.

 
Unforgettable new characters include two-time Oscar® nominee Woody Harrelson as the Colonel, the brash human soldier who believes only an apocalyptic war can salvage the last vestiges of humankind; Steve Zahn as Bad Ape, a lonely chimp who brings heart and humor to the apes in their darkest hour; Amiah Miller as Nova, the human child who becomes an unexpected link between the apes and humanity; Aleks Paunovic as Winter, the stunning but anxious white gorilla; Michael Adamthwaite as Caesar’s gorilla lieutenant, Luca, who forges a bond with Nova; and Ty Olsson as Rex, a turncoat gorilla who works for the Colonel as his “donkey.” Featuring more apes than ever, including a dozen key characters, as the tide turns against homo sapiens, the film also for the very first time brings performance capture action into the rugged, frozen mountains and a world of snow – all captured in spectacular 65mm under the masterful eye of cinematographer Michael Seresin and set to a stirring score by Oscar® winner Michael Giacchino. 

 
For director Matt Reeves, who returns to the franchise to take the next step after Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the large-scale ambition of the third film was clear:  to follow the increasingly upright and capable – but also haunted and questioning -- apes not only into the spectacle of total warfare but into stirring psychological territory as Caesar fights to hold onto his own most humane instincts. 

 
More than ever, Reeves realized, the trajectory of the apes mirrors the archetypal myths of humanity.  “As this story starts, there is no more peace with humans, which thrusts Caesar into a deeply emotional, universal kind of conflict,” Reeves describes.  “Caesar has always been unique in that he is part ape, part human, yet neither one fully.  The hope has been that he might be able to bridge the two societies, but now it is clear that this will not come to pass.  What’s so exciting is that in exploring Caesar’s internal dilemmas at this profound moment it becomes a chance to look at a battle we all know:  the war between our intelligence, our empathy and our instinctiveness, and how that forms what defines our humanity.  At the same time as this is a very dark journey, it is also a story with so much spirit in it.” 

  War for the Planet of the Apes” opens July 12 (Phils.) nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. 

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Express Yourself With The New Trailer of “THE EMOJI MOVIE”

The new trailer for Columbia Pictures' highly anticipated family comedy The Emoji Movie has just been launched and may be viewed below: 
 



In Philippine cinemas starting August 23, 2017, The Emoji Movie is the new animated adventure that unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. 

Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever. 

Directed by Tony Leondis. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.

Apps featured in the film include Candy Crush Saga, Dropbox, Instagram, Just Dance®, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube. Popular apps Crackle, Facebook, Shazam, Snapchat, and Twitch also appear in the movie.

Some apps are presented as standalone worlds of their own that come to life in thrilling ways.  In the music streaming app Spotify, characters ride rushing streams made of music.  In Candy Crush Saga, our heroes are trapped inside the game board and must play through the levels in order to survive.

  The Emoji Movie is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
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Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya in “GREATEST SHOWMAN” Teaser Trailer  


Prep up for the most wonderful time at the movies as 20th Century Fox teases with the initial trailer of “The Greatest Showman” starring an exciting cast of performers led by Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams and Zendaya. 

 Check out the trailer below: 




The Greatest Showman” is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Barnum rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” the movie celebrates of his larger-than-life imagination that captivated audiences around the globe. 

 
The Greatest Showman” is directed by exciting new filmmaker, Michael Gracey, with powerful original music and songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land”).

Opening on January 24, 2018 – “The Greatest Showman” is from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (in Phils.).
                   
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Watch an Extended Sneak Peek of “THE DARK TOWER”

First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire. From the epic best-selling Stephen King novels, comes Columbia Pictures' The Dark Tower, starring Idris Elba as the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black.

Check out an exclusive extended sneak peek of The Dark Tower below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting August 30, 2017.

 

In addition to soundbites from Elba and McConaughey, Stephen King himself weighs in on the adaptation and shares his thoughts on seeing Elba bring one of his most famous creations to life.

 
The Dark Tower is directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), with a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel, based on King’s novels.

There are other worlds than these. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, the ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, makes its launch to the big screen.  The last Knight Warrior, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

  The Dark Tower is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.#DarkTowerMovie
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Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa rolls out the welcome mat to new unit owners

For sometime now, condo living has had enormous appeal for hardworking Filipinos—urbanites and young professionals, specifically—who like to stay close to their workplaces and to the conveniences of the city, as well.

Amaia Land has been fulfilling the aspirations of this market segment through the years, harnessing its resources to ensure the delivery of units to its new homeowners. This was aptly demonstrated once more when Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa started welcoming its new residents last May 20, with the turnover of more units to continue in the succeeding months.

  Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa has started welcoming new residents last May 20 as it looks forward to turn over more units in the coming months.

Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa’s homeowners marked their new beginnings with a Eucharistic blessing led by Father Almer Panis. Their excitement was palpable as they received the keys to their homes, which were designed with growing Filipino families’ needs in mind.

The completion and delivery of units at Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa was preceeded by the turnover of no less than 2,000 homes—from different parts of the country—to its new owners before 2016 ended, signifying Amaia’s thrust for 2017.

  Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa gives its residents a panoramic view of the metropolis through The Deck, as well as access to major roads and highways that are connected to major cities.
 

Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa’s new residents now enjoy the condominium’s various recreational amenities, which include a swimming pool, a landscaped garden, a function room, and a children’s play area, all of which are located on the 5th floor.

Located at the heart of the Sta. Mesa district in Manila, Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa gives its residents a panoramic view of the metropolis. It likewise has access to major roads and highways that lead to Quezon City, Mandaluyong, and Makati.

  Excited homeowners receive their new units at Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa last May 20.

Ready-for-occupancy units are now available for prospective buyers to choose from. With InstaMove, they can move into their new homes within 60 days after reservations.

Amaia Land offers easy and flexible payment schemes to prospective homeowners: cash, deferred cash, and bank financing.

For more details, please visit www.amaialand.com or call 02-531-2234.




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Move into your dream home “instantly” through Amaia Land’s “InstaMove”

The concept of “instant gratification” enters the realm of homeownership, with Amaia Land’s introduction of “InstaMove,” its newest homeownership program.

Beginning in June, aspiring homeowners can move to their dream house 60 days (working) after they make their reservations, proving that hardworking Filipino families can actually acquire good-quality affordable homes without the interminable waiting that generally happens in “rent to own” schemes of other developers.

  Quality and affordable homes at Amaia Scapes Capas come easier and faster for hardworking Filipino families through Amaia Land’s “InstaMove” option.

 
First-time homebuyers usually find it difficult to bear the cost of mortgage payments while continuing to pay rent for a dwelling until such time when they can take possession of their new units. But with Amaia’s recent launch of this exclusive offering, this burden is eliminated.

To date, Amaia has made an initial offering of more than 300 units—across eight different projects in the country—for its “InstaMove” option: Amaia Skies Avenida, Amaia Skies Sta. Mesa, and Amaia Skies Cubao for high-rise condos; Amaia Steps Pasig, Amaia Steps Mandaue, and Amaia Steps Novaliches for midrise buildings; and Amaia Scapes Cabanatuan and Amaia Scapes Capas for both house-and-lot developments.


Your dream unit at Amaia Skies Cuba is within reach through Amaia Lands’s newest “InstaMove” program, which allows homeowners to move in to their dream house 60 days after reservation.

For more details, interested homebuyers can get in touch with Amaia through its agents and representatives.

Amaia Land brings the dream of owning a home closer to ordinary Filipinos by offering pocket-friendly payment options: cash, deferred cash, and bank financing. 

  Invest in quality and affordable homes at Amaia Steps Novaliches and move in instantly 60 days after reservation with Amaia Land’s “InstaMove” program.

As with all Amaia properties, the Makati Development Corporation and Ayala Property Management Corporation are responsible for the quality and maintenance of Amaia homes.

For other inquiries, please visit www.amaialand.com, like www.facebook.com/AmaiaLand on Facebook, or call 02-531-2234.


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“SPIDER-MAN” Comes Home to MCU in a Fun-Filled Action-Adventure


Peter Parker strives to join the Avengers as the most popular character in comic book history takes his rightful place as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure Spider-Man: Homecoming (in Philippine cinemas Thursday, July 6.)

Marvel’s crown jewel, Spider-Man made a cameo debut in the MCU in Captain America: Civil War last summer; the overwhelming positive reaction by both the critics and fans to the new vision for the character has whetted the appetite as now, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios team for this new adventure.

 
Embraced all over the world, Spider-Man now comes home in a film with a fresh, fun tone and new take, produced by Marvel Studios, that brings the Peter Parker of the comic books to the screen alongside MCU heroes for the first time.

Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) 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.  His moment has arrived as he is challenged to become the hero he is meant to be. 

For producer and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, bringing the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an original way that film audiences have never seen before was a top priority.  “Over the past 15 years, we have built the Marvel Cinematic Universe with so many characters and movies, and now we have the opportunity to introduce Peter Parker and the Spider-Man franchise into that universe for the first time,” says Feige.  “It’s exciting because that’s how he truly was in the comics, from the very beginning – he didn’t enter the comics as the only hero; he entered a world in which Tony Stark, Captain America and the Avengers all were there. And now, for the first time, we get that in an entire film, which makes it fresh and new.”

 
Producer Amy Pascal speaks to the unprecedented collaboration. “This movie is a product of Sony and Marvel working closely together,” says Pascal. “It’s a Sony movie and a Marvel production. Everyone came together and decided if we can put Spider-Man back in the MCU, which he always was a part of in the comics, everybody wins – and the biggest winner is the fans, as they finally get to see what they’ve been waiting a long time to see.”

Putting Spider-Man in the MCU is the best thing in the world for me as a storyteller,” says director Jon Watts, who takes the helm of Spider-Man: Homecoming. “Not only did they take care of the origin story and heavy lifting in Captain America: Civil War – which they did so economically and beautifully – we also didn’t have to spend any time explaining why this 16-year-old kid would come up with the idea of becoming a superhero.  He’s grown up in the MCU; when Peter Parker was eight years old, he saw Tony Stark say ‘I am Iron Man’ on TV. So the idea of this being a world where superheroes exist means that we don’t have to spend any time addressing any of these issues. We just get right into the fun of it.”

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

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New “BABY DRIVER” Featurette on Ansel Elgort's Life Love... and Emoji

He is everybody's Baby! Watch the newly released featurette from Columbia Pictures' Baby Driver at and be captivated by lead star Ansel Elgort's charm.

Check the trailer below:


Baby Driver is the critically acclaimed action comedy from director Edgar Wright (The World's End). The film stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a getaway driver who suffers from a hearing impairment that requires him to listen to music in order to drown out the humming noise.

 
In the film, Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonz├ílez with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.

  Opening in Philippine cinemas in August 2, 2017, Baby Driver is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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