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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Richard Madden makes a dashing prince in “CINDERELLA”


RICHARD MADDEN MAKES A DASHING PRINCE IN “CINDERELLA”

For the role of the Prince in Walt Disney Pictures' new live-action fantasy adventure “Cinderella,” young British actor Richard Madden responded enthusiastically to the material. He was eager to take on the dashing and thoughtful Kit, the bright young man who initially conceals his true identity from Ella (Lily James).

The actor, who starred as Robb Stark, King of the North, on HBO’s hugely-popular “Game of Thrones,” was thrilled to find that the Prince was not the shallow, one-dimensional character people remember from the original 1950s animated film, but someone who audiences could actually believe Ella would fall in love with.

Madden says, “Director Kenneth Branagh and I had numerous discussions about young rulers and how they would relate to more traditional views of their elders. The Prince wants to do what is best for the kingdom, but he has his own fresh ideas and philosophies as to how things should work.”

According to producer Allison Shearmur, “Ken has a real interest in other peoples’ ideas. He’s the dream director and collaborator for anyone on this movie. He works with the actors giving them as much time as they need to get the scene right for the performances. He has a great understanding of how the actor’s mind works.”

The relationship between the King and the Prince grows over the course of the film and the audience actually sees a man becoming whom he needs to be in order to move the royal family forward. Madden explains, “His Father is an older, more traditional King who wants the best for his son and for the kingdom, but they have very different ways of looking at what those things are. The end goal is the same, but how they get there is very different.”

He continues, “This was something that I felt was very important for younger generations to understand: that a great deal can be accomplished when someone comes in and re-evaluates the situation and actually challenges what the previous generation’s thoughts and actions were.”

In discussing his character’s relationship with Ella, Madden says, “There’s a great deal of humor in their relationship, even though it’s a period film. It feels so much more modern in terms of how they connect with each other.”

In the film, the Prince and Ella don’t know anything about one another when they first meet, so it has nothing to do with him being a Prince or her being a peasant girl, but rather them connecting as human beings.

Lily James says, “The Prince actually learns a lot from Cinderella, in fact. And the character has been written very cleverly in the sense that you see that she’s challenged the way he thinks so that he is willing to question the King.”

Adds Branagh, “The performances of both Lily James and Richard Madden have intelligence, depth and complexity in the way they react to things, in the way they carry themselves, in the way they present a weight of thought. These are people who we sense feel deeply, but they also have enormous capacity for fun and kindness.”




A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her.

And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.



“Cinderella” will be released in the Philippines in IMAX and 2D cinemas on Thursday, March 12, through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Cate Blanchett humanizes the stepmother in "CINDERELLA"


CATE BLANCHETT HUMANIZES THE STEPMOTHER IN “CINDERELLA”

For the role of the feared—yet misunderstood—Stepmother, in Walt Disney Pictures' live-action fairytale, “Cinderella,” director Kenneth Branagh was certain that Cate Blanchett was an actor who could embrace the role without making it a caricature.

The actress, who has been nominated for an Academy Award® six times (four of which were for playing real people: Elizabeth I in “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: the Golden Age,” Katharine Hepburn in “The Aviator,” Bob Dylan in “I’m Not Here” and Sheba Hart in “Notes of a Scandal”), brings to life the role of the elegant widow who has been battered by life and resents Ella for her youth, beauty and charm.

“This is a story where kindness is a super power, which is something Ken and I talked about early on that I found really exciting,” says Blanchett. “Plus, I have three boys, so I’m aware of all the films out there that have male superheroes at the fore, so I was thrilled to be part of the telling of a female-centric story.”

Not wanting the Stepmother to be totally unsympathetic, Blanchett embodied the role with wit and emotion, giving a performance that was full-blooded in its execution, while still offering little nuances that alluded to her pain within.

“We wanted to show audiences that this character did have genuine and reasonable goals,” says Branagh. “For instance, wanting to have a life that was taken care of from a financial point of view and a happy future for her daughters are understandable goals, although the way she goes about securing it is unusual and excessive.”

Adds producer Allison Shearmur, “What’s incredible about Cate’s performance is that even in those tiny moments of repose and contemplation, she allows the Stepmother to give the impression that she is carrying a whole life with a series of broken dreams of her own.”

“With a truly great actress like Cate, we get to see dimension in the Stepmother, a complex and detailed humanity,” says Branagh. “She carries herself with such aplomb and she’s so beautiful and there’s so much going on behind her eyes. Cate’s Stepmother is scary, passionate and intelligent, and she’s dangerous.”

He continues, “Being able to provide her character with these kind of back-stories and to have it played with such lightness and effortless ease by someone like Cate, is one of the ways this film distinguishes itself from other versions of similar fairy tales, and I think modern audiences will appreciate that.”

Blanchett knew it would be fun to inhabit such a colorful character, but did not want to go for high camp, which is easy to do in fairy tales. Branagh wanted her to find the core of truth in the character instead, which turned out to be quite a balancing act.

“No one is purely evil…everyone’s got a motivation,” Blanchett says. “The Stepmother is what happens when good is perverted: It often turns wicked. I was interested in exploring what makes someone wicked.”

She continues, “Through little vignettes in the film, you get a glimpse that this is a woman who has tried to start her life again, and becomes intensely jealous of the deep affection that her new husband has for his daughter. She’s not as beautiful and not as kind and as good as her. And when Ella’s father dies, the financial pressures, the panic and the jealousy grow…that is what makes her wicked.”

Indeed, there are the glimpses of information provided in the story that offer clues as to why the Stepmother is the way that she is. She’s not just a villain, and she’s not just cruel…it actually goes much deeper than that.

Explains Shearmur, “In the film, audiences will see that the Stepmother has experienced her own loss, her own grief and her own broken heart, but she reacts with anger and proceeds to do whatever it takes to find a level of comfort for herself and her daughters.”

She continues, “Our story takes place in a different time and in a different society, when women could not go out and necessarily find jobs and take care of their families. It was only through marriage where they found any sense of security, and that’s what makes her character so complex: the fact that her reasons are legitimate.”

The Stepmother prides herself on maintaining a respectable appearance, home and well-bred daughters, putting a great deal of importance on what others think of her. But her emotional pain deepens when she realizes that her new husband will always think of Ella’s Mother—not her—as the love of his life, and intensifies when her second chance at love is lost. At the same time, she comes to realize the vast differences between Cinderella and her girls, which infuriates her even more.

Concludes screenwriter Chris Weitz, “It was really important from the get-go that the Stepmother have something to say for herself. Not only does she have her own share of pain and suffering in her past, but she is quite charming and seductive as well.”





“Cinderella” will be released in the Philippines on March 12, through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Helena Bonham Carter, the fairy godmother in “CINDERELLA”


HELENA BONHAM CARTER, THE FAIRY GODMOTHER IN “CINDERELLA”

Helena Bonham Carter, whose film roles have ranged from sweet, demure characters in period dramas like Lucy in “A Room With a View” to dark, quirky characters like Bellatrix Lestrange in the “Harry Potter” films, the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” and Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd,” has traditionally been drawn to characters who give her the creative freedom to analyze and find out what makes them tick.

Now, she plays the delightfully-eccentric Fairy Godmother in Walt Disney Pictures' live-action fantasy adventure, “Cinderella.”

“This was a fantastic opportunity to get to reinvent the wheel, because there really isn’t a consistent image of who the Fairy Godmother is,” Bonham Carter says. “It was great fun to think about things like how she got to where she is. I’m supposed to be a designer in a way because I’m creating things to help prepare Cinderella for the ball, so I make her dress, I design her shoes, I design the footmen and I get the transport ready.”

She continues, “As for why she chose a pumpkin for the carriage, I started thinking that maybe the pumpkin was an accident and she had actually intended for the carriage to come from something else, like a watermelon. The possibilities are endless, and as an actor I love thinking up back-stories for my characters.”

Screenwriter Chris Weitz welcomed the chance to expand the scope of her part in the script, which meant the addition of a new character, a beggar woman (also played by Bonham Carter), who first approaches Ella and is treated with kindness before transforming into the Fairy Godmother. He tried to come up with lines and moments that would fit into her particular cadence, and says, “Helena wanted to pursue a version of the character that was very much in sync with the Fairy Godmother that people remember from the animated film, but also had a particular spin from the way she performs comedy.”

“I thought it would be interesting if she wasn’t always the best at everything, that perhaps she was highly-stressed because of the time restraints placed upon her so she would occasionally make mistakes,” says Bonham Carter. “They are late for the ball and she’s incredibly old and not quite with it mentally, and that just makes her all the more likable.”

Adds director Kenneth Branagh, “I read something interesting about the original Fairy Godmother in which the phrase ‘benign befuddlement’ was used. There is a befuddled quality about the Fairy Godmother in the original film, and what Helena brings is an extension, or an elaboration, of that.”

He concludes, “She’s very passionate, very witty, but not always in complete control of her magic. She’s utterly devoted to Cinderella. Clearly, there’s a maternal feeling for her. She is indeed her godmother or albeit, Fairy Godmother, so you feel that sort of familial care and concern.”



A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to “have courage and be kind.” She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her.

And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella’s hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit (Richard Madden). Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella’s life forever.



“Cinderella” will be released in the Philippines on March 12, through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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The "AVENGERS" assemble against "AGE OF ULTRON" in main poster


THE “AVENGERS” ASSEMBLE AGAINST “AGE OF ULTRON” IN MAIN POSTER

The Age of Ultron draws near as Earth's Mightiest Heroes assemble once more in a brand new movie poster!

The original Avengers unite with newcomers Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision in the new poster for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in Philippine theaters April 22.

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers.


Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Male Model Spotlight: Mikael Ranta

I'm gonna try to revive my blog little by little by doing what I love and what I'm somewhat "known" for: blogging about male models. LOLZ!

I'm gonna call each blog feature a "Male Model Spotlight."

To start off, have a look at this hot male model over here. He's one of my newest favorites.

photos from Valentino Luggen (photographer)

I'll try to blog more about this male model in the future. I'll try to find more information about him. I know he's based in Bangkok right now so that might be a little challenging, but we'll see.

Someone...please...bring him to Philippine Fashion Week!!!

I just think he's really really really gorgeous. He's a beautiful man. Don't you think?

He's not your typical male model. He's one of a kind. He looks kinda edgy and he's so full of personality especially with the way he projects to the camera. He's not boring. He doesn't look boring. And I love his hair.

I like him a lot.

His name is Mikael Ranta.



He's just so handsome, right?

I promise to blog more about him next time.

I just have to go to bed now. I'm getting old.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Michael Keaton's Academy Award-nominated portrayal in “BIRDMAN” returns March 4 in (Phils.) select cinemas


MICHAEL KEATON’S ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED PORTRAYAL IN “BIRDMAN” RETURNS MARCH 4 IN (PHILS.) SELECT CINEMAS

Filming this year’s Award Winner for Best Picture “Birdman” for that also won Best Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu) was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of Michael Keaton’s (also this year’s Oscar nominee for Best Actor) career.

Along with a very impressive cast, Keaton stars as Riggan Thomson, an actor who once starred as Birdman, a comic book superhero, which brought him fame and wealth but damaged his credibility whilst inflating his ego. He was a huge star but now that star is on the wane. Keaton himself played The Caped Crusader in two Batman films for Tim Burton.

Thomson is trying to ignite his flagging career and regain some credibility – and impress his troubled daughter Sam (Emma Stone) - by staging a Broadway production of a Raymond Carver short story, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Riddled with doubt and insecurity, Thomson’s fears are articulated by his alter ego – the Birdman character who appears, in full costume, to pour scorn on his efforts as a theatre director and actor and tells him, in no uncertain terms, that he is still a movie star who shouldn’t be wasting his time on a play. When he loses his leading man in a bizarre accident, Thomson decides to recruit bad boy actor Mike Shiner (Edward Norton) who is undeniably talented but insufferably arrogant and only adds to his insecurities as opening night approaches.

Shiner also flirts outrageously with Thomson’s daughter Sam (Emma Stone) causing even more tension between the two battling alpha males. Zach Galafianakis – usually to be found in much broader comedies like The Hangover – is pitch perfect as Riggan’s long suffering agent, Jake, who warns him that he’s in the last chance saloon and that his play needs to be a hit to save his career. Andrea Riseborough is the neurotic Laura, an actress who is in a floundering relationship with Riggan who is less than thrilled with his reaction when she tells him that she might be pregnant. Naomi Watts is Lesley an actress who, just to add to the mayhem, is in the play and in a difficult personal relationship with Shiner. Amy Ryan plays Thomson’s ex wife, Sylvia.

When asked about one of the most memorable scenes in the movie where he was locked out of the theatre wearing only his briefs, Keaton shares that “This is the amazing thing about actors, I think – I think; I don’t know, I guess I’d have to ask other actors, but they just do these things but maybe you don’t take it in when you first read the script. ‘Okay, I might have an idea of what to do there,’ and you turn the page and he’s locked out, in his underwear, running through Times Square, and then you go to the next scene, and you read the whole thing, and you go, ‘Oh, that’s going to be funny.’ Then you start making the movie and you’re there, and you don’t even think about taking your clothes off and then when you’re about midway through, you kind of go, ‘Wait a minute, it never occurred to me that this was a crazy idea.’ I mean, it did, but you went, ‘Oh that’s going to be funny, I think. I hope I can make that funny and be believable. It never enters your mind that you might not want to do it. You don’t even think about it. And then you do it! And you’re running through it, and people are looking at you and you go, ‘Wait, I’m walking by people in my underwear, with little black socks on, in the middle of Times Square. This is insane!’ What kind of job do I have? How crazy is that? In fact, there were other scenes that I worried about a whole lot more than that.”




Catch “Birdman’s” return engagement on March 4 at the following theatres: Robinson’s Ermita, Robinson’s Galleria, Metro East, Gateway, Powerplant, Greenhills and Festival Mall.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

My new favorite model: Speedo hunk Basel Manadil


As previously promised, I'm now gonna talk more about that hunky Speedo male model, Basel Manadil.

He's actually an up and coming model from Syria and he's currently studying here in the Philippines. He somehow kinda reminds me of that hunky Persian male model Enrique Nor (who's now living back in Iran).

Gosh....just look at him in the photo above. Look at that body.

But let's save more of that for later. Let's feast our eyes on these lovely photos of him with his clothes on first.


Jacket's off now....
VOILA! Oh...my...goodness...that...body...is...to...die...for....!
He's a gym addict and a football player, which kinda explains this so hot a body that he has.
Here's Basel at an event for Von Dutch.

And here's a candid photo of him.
And here's a very handsome photo of him. Ryan Gosling much? Anyone?
But, of course, I love seeing him more with his top off. We all do. C'mon. Just admit it.
That's from Shannen Tomito Photography. I need to find the rest of those photos.
And this...I just dunno what else to say. I love you already, Basel!!! Isn't that perfection at its finest or what?
You're just as cute as a button, young man. I love you to pieces.

I would like to personally invite you to "like" Basel's Facebook page (click here) if you wanna get the latest updates about his personal life and modeling career.

I'm pretty sure that that Speedo event is just the beginning for him. I believe he has the potential. With the right projects, with the right opportunities, he'll do really well. I'm sure of that.

Good luck with your career, Basel!

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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A naked man escaping from Buckingham Palace?!

photo from Telegraph.co.uk

I just read about this on Telegraph.co.uk and when I watched the video I was like....OMG!

The news article says it's a hoax but I couldn't help but think of other things. Like those stuff that happened in that 70's gore movie called "Salò" (or the 120 Days of Sodom). I saw the movie last year and it really scared me a lot.

I just really do hope that this video is indeed a hoax. I mean...the man fell to the ground from a height that seemed like 30 or 40 feet high. No one could've possibly survived that kinda fall. No one.

Watch the video here.



What do you think? The video still gives me goosebumps.

I really do hope it's just fake even though my instincts tell me otherwise. But that's just me.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Saturday, February 28, 2015

I want Franchesca Lagua to conquer Asia's Next Top Model Season 3


Two beautiful and exquisite Filipinas will make our country, the Philippines, proud in the up coming 3rd season of Asia's Next Top Model.

And one of them is this extremely stunning young woman, Francheska Lagua.

I just really want her to win. I dunno if the competition has already concluded or something and if there's already a winner. I don't care. I just want her to win. Very badly. You have my support, Francheska.

Go Francheska!!!


Long hair, good looks and legs for days – Franchesca seems to have it all. She’s been modelling in her native Philippines for the past five years and is ready to take the next step in her career. Her brilliant smile will leave you breathless but behind those pearly whites lies a driven woman who is ready to step out into the world of international modelling.


She has never been far from her loved ones and is rarely away from her model boyfriend. Franchesca’s biggest challenge will be finding her footing and learning to be truly independent. Fellow competitors should watch out for this girl who’s got all the right assets to win Top Model.


Save the date!

‪Asia's Next Top Model Season 3‬ premieres March 25, 2015 exclusively on Star World Asia.



"Lke" Francheska Lagua on Facebook and show her some love!

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Academy Award Winner for Best Picture “BIRDMAN” - Return engagement in Phils. cinemas starting March 4


ACADEMY AWARD WINNER FOR BEST PICTURE “BIRDMAN” - RETURN ENGAGEMENT IN PHILS. CINEMAS STARTING MARCH 4

“Birdman” – this year’s big winner at the Oscars that bagged the Best Picture Award which also won the Best Director Award (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) and Best Original Screenplay Award (by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo) will have a return engagement in (Phils.) cinemas this March 4.

The widely acclaimed and celebrated “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s black comedy features Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) hopes that by spearheading an ambitious new Broadway play he will, among other things, revive his moribund career. In many ways, it is a deeply foolhardy move – but the former cinema superhero has high hopes that this creative gambit will legitimize him as an artist and prove to everyone – and himself – that he is not just a Hollywood has-been.

With the play’s opening night looming, Riggan’s lead actor is injured by a freak accident during rehearsals and needs to be replaced quickly. At the suggestion of lead actress Lesley (Naomi Watts) and the urging of his best friend and producer Jake (Zach Galifianakis), Riggan reluctantly hires Mike Shiner (Edward Norton) – a loose cannon who is guaranteed to sell tickets and get the play a rave review. As he preps for the stage debut, he must deal with his girlfriend and co-star Laura (Andrea Riseborough), his fresh-from-rehab daughter and personal assistant Sam (Emma Stone), as well as his ex-wife Sylvia (Amy Ryan), who appears every so often to check-in with the intent to stabilize things.

Iñárritu notes that elements of Riggan’s story resonated with him, particularly the ephemeral nature of success and the question of relevance. “I was interested in exploring the battles with the ego, the idea that no matter how successful you are, whether in money or recognition, it’s always an illusion. It’s temporary. When you are chasing the things you think you want and empower the people to validate you, when you finally get them, you soon find an impermanence in that joy.”




From 20th Century Fox to be “Birdman” will return to the big screen at the following cinemas: Robinson’s Ermita, Robinson’s Galleria, Metro East, Gateway, Powerplant and Greenhills. Follow 20th Century Fox (Philippines) on Facebook for more updates.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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“MINIONS look for despicable master in new trailer


“MINIONS” LOOK FOR DESPICABLE MASTER IN NEW TRAILER

The adorable “Minions” are out searching for a new despicable master in the second trailer the upcoming comedy adventure from Universal Pictures. The hilarious trailer may be viewed below.



The upcoming prequel-spinoff features three lovable minions—Kevin, Stuart, and Bob—as they seek to serve a new supervillain in the 1960s. The film also functions as an origin story as we see how the minions have inadvertently proven to be the downfall of history’s conquerors ranging from the T-Rex to Genghis Khan to Napoleon.

In the new trailer, the Minions hitchhike their way to Orlando, which is the site of “Villain Con 1968,” a convention where the world’s most notorious people come to bask in the love of their biggest fans, and attendees can apply to be henchmen by displaying their evil talents to employee placement specialists. It’s here where the Minions meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), who is the biggest star at the party, and end up becoming her minions, giving them all a purpose in life.



Opening across the Philippines on July 08, “Minions” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

 Mwah! 


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dave Franco: Journey to adulthood in “UNFINISHED BUSINESS"


DAVE FRANCO: JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD IN “UNFINISHED BUSINESS”

“Unfinished Business” starring Vince Vaugh, Tom Wilkinson, Dave France, Sienna Miller and James Marsden has unashamedly adult themes - the innocent Mike (Franco) loses his virginity and the jaded Tim (Wilinson), trapped in an unhappy marriage, rediscovers a love for life in the exotic German capital while the relentless Dan (Vaughn) refuses to give up, no matter where his quest takes him.

“Unfinished Business” is the tale of three hard working guys who are trying to catch a break embarking on what should be a routine business trip out of state who end up thousands of miles from home, in Germany, where everything that can go wrong does so with spectacularly hilarious results. At first Dan is convinced that the deal is done and heads to Portland, Oregon, confident that it’s in the bag. But once there, he discovers that his old employers, represented by his former boss at Dynamic Systems, the formidable wheeler-dealer Chuck Fortnoy (Miller) are about to steal it from under his nose.

Dan, Mike and Tim must head to Berlin to try and save the day, and they arrive in a bustling city hosting a G8 conference and a sex fetish festival with hardly a vacant room left in town. Each of them is about to experience a series of life changing adventures – and setbacks – on a business trip they’ll never forget.

Franco admits that he was a little nervous at the prospect of starring opposite Vaughn – one of his comedy heroes - who plays his boss desperately trying to secure a deal that will keep his struggling company afloat. “It’s always intimidating at first to work with someone that you’ve admired for so long,” he says. “I didn’t want to be the person in the scene to slow everything down, but what I quickly realised, working with someone as funny as Vince, is that no matter what I say, no matter how dumb the joke is, Vince will take that dumb joke of mine and turn it into gold.

The odds may be stacked against Dan, Tim and Mike, but together they find a bond that proves to be unbreakable. “I think with all three of these guys, they are down on their luck but they never feel bad for themselves. They’re fighting as hard as they can, against all odds,” says Franco.

For young Mike Pancake – an innocent abroad who has never ventured more than a few miles from his home before – being on the road with the two older, more experienced men gives him the confidence to explore, in every sense of the word. A virgin before he left the States, he proves to be very popular with some of the women he meets in the exotically Bohemian Berlin. “Yeah, that’s a big part of Mike’s journey, and he’s very successful,” Franco laughs. “Much more so than you might expect from a character who’s never even been out of his home town.

“He ends up sleeping with multiple women, and I think what they’re attracted to is what we’re talking about: his sincerity and his sweetness. His sexual journey is an entire movie within itself. He’s not only losing his virginity, but he’s trying to do it in a way that would even be risqué for a character in 50 Shades of Grey.”




“Unfinished Business” is rated R-16 by the local censors board (MTRCB) and will open nationwide in cinemas this March 5 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Best business trip ever: “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” trailer


BEST BUSINESS TRIP EVER: “UNFINISHED BUSINESS” TRAILER

Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson form an unlikely trio of business associates along with Sienna Miller, James Marsden and Nick Frost in adult raunchy comedy “Unfinished Business.”

Vince Vaughn plays Dan, a small business owner whose company is on the brink of shutting down. In order to save his company, he must lock down a deal with some clients, but unfortunately, they are deciding between Dan and a giant corporation led by his previous boss (Sienna Miller). With no other options left, Dan and his employees (Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson) travel to Germany to treat their clients to one hell of a business trip. "Unfinished Business" was directed by Ken Scott from a screenplay written by Steven Conrad.



Learn from the unlikely trio of pros on how to get the job done and stay at it when “Unfinished Business” opens very soon this March 5 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.



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Vince Vaughn stars in adult raucous comedy “UNFINISHED BUSINESS”


VINCE VAUGHN STARS IN ADULT RAUCOUS COMEDY “UNFINISHED BUSINESS”

Vince Vaughn stars alongside Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson and Sienna Miller in a comedy that brings back his eccentric brand of humor in “Unfinished Business.”

In “Unfinished Business,” Vaughn plays a businessman and has just landed a big deal that will haul in the riches he had since been aiming for. But it’s not without a challenge as his ex-boss is up for a very tough competition.

With a very promising edgy, adult humor to boot, “Unfinished Business” deals on a business trip gone wrong composed of the most unlikely group of business associates ever assembled that have unplanned stops in a massive sex fetish event and in a global economic summit that will have the audience root for these underdogs.




“Unfinished Business” will open very soon this March 5 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rodrigo Santoro gives Will Smith a run for his money in “FOCUS”


RODRIGO SANTORO GIVES WILL SMITH A RUN FOR HIS MONEY IN “FOCUS”

He mesmerized critics and audiences alike with his unique portrayal of the Persian God-king Xerxes in “300” and its sequel, “300: Rise of an Empire.” Now, Brazilian superstar Rodrigo Santoro becomes the mark of Will Smith’s elaborate con in Warner Bros. Pictures’ gripping heist film, “Focus.”

Santoro plays millionaire Spanish racecar team owner Rafael Garríga who is now romantically involved with Jess (Margot Robbie), the former protégé of master con artist Nicky Spurgeon (Smith). After a long estrangement, Nicky spots Jess again, throwing him for a real loop as he realizes that, not only has he never really gotten over her, but that she has clearly moved on…and up.

Filmmakers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) brought in Santoro, with whom they’d worked before (in “I Love You, Philip Morris”), to take on the role of the racing tycoon. “Rodrigo found such interesting ways to play him,” Requa states. “As opposed to just portraying him as a macho, powerful Latin villain, he infused him with an air of petulance, a quality that I think really deepened him.”

“Garríga was a really fun character,” Santoro relates. “He’s a very wealthy European gentleman who owns a racing team, and it’s truly his passion. He’s in love with that whole world, but he’s also a businessman who wants to make sure he will win not only the race but the championship. That is why he has hired Nicky—to help him accomplish this goal, even if he has to do something not quite legal. For him it’s just part of a strategy to win, and he needs the adrenaline rush that comes with winning.”

While researching the role, Santoro rode in a two-seater IndyCar at over 200 miles per hour, an unforgettable experience that opened his eyes to the allure of the sport. “It’s a fascinating world,” he says. “It’s a sport of nano-seconds, and people spend millions of dollars to get the slightest edge—half a second, a quarter of a second…”

Rodrigo Santoro was already an award-winning actor in Brazil when he gained fame in the United States and around the globe. In 2014 he starred as Xerxes in “300: Rise of an Empire,” reprising his role from the 2007 worldwide hit “300,” directed by Zack Snyder. For his performance in “300,” he became the first Brazilian actor to receive an MTV Movie Award nomination.

Santoro’s first American film was 2003’s “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” followed later that year by the hit romantic comedy “Love Actually.” In 2004, he won the Cannes Film Festival’s Chopard Trophy for Male Revelation. Since then, he has starred in a variety of films, including David Mamet’s “Redbelt”; Pablo Trapero’s “Lion's Den”; both parts of Steven Soderbergh’s “Che”; “I Love You Phillip Morris,” for directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa; Kirk Jones’ “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”; and “The Last Stand.” Santoro starred in the title role in “Heleno,” about the famed Brazilian soccer player, and also produced the film, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

Additionally, he voiced a lead role in the animated feature “Rio” and its sequel, “Rio 2.” He also appeared this year in “Rio, I Love You,” a series of short films set in the Brazilian city. Among his upcoming films are Gavin O’Connor’s “Jane Got a Gun”; “Pelé”; “The 33”; Steven Bernstein’s “Dominion”; and, in his feature directorial debut, Jonathan Nolan’s “Westworld.”





In “Focus,” Nicky (Smith) is a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.

Opening across the Philippine on February 25, 2015, “Focus” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

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