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Thursday, July 2, 2015

“MAGIC MIKE XXL” grinds earlier with sneaks July 6 & 7


“MAGIC MIKE XXL” GRINDS EARLIER WITH SNEAKS JULY 6 AND 7

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Magic Mike XXL” goes back to the grind earlier than you expect as the Channing Tatum-starrer, will hold special sneak previews in selected theatres everywhere on Monday and Tuesday, July 6 and 7.

The film will be shown in its U.S. and original, uncut version which was rated R-16 by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them.

On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

As happy as the characters were to get the show on the road, so were the actors who portray them. “There was never a dull moment,” states Joe Manganiello, reprising his role as Big Dick Richie (BDR), alongside Matt Bomer as the picture-perfect Ken, Adam Rodriguez as Latin sensation Tito and Kevin Nash as wild-man Tarzan. “When we were cast in the first movie, none of us had a clue we would have this kind of chemistry, but it didn’t take long. There was some kind of providence in assembling this group. It just works.”

Consequently, while showcasing the tight group dynamic, “Magic Mike XXL” also plays up their individual personalities and talents to a greater extent. The cast also got the opportunity to demonstrate their comic timing, as the story takes them from a rowdy reunion in Tampa to some hilariously bumpy but rewarding detours through Savannah on their way to the big event.

Says Jacobs, “It’s Mike’s journey but it’s also a journey for all of them. We spent a lot of time fine-tuning and weaving each one into the story because it was important to all of us that the other characters were well developed and that everybody had his moment to break out and shine.”

“Everyone took the letters XXL to heart,” says Bomer, who additionally makes his big-screen singing debut in the film. “We put everything into our performances because so much of what this movie is about is the culmination of this one last ride these guys want to share. They want to go out with a bang so that, whatever happens after this, they can say, ‘We closed that chapter on a high note.’”




Opening wide across the Philippines on July 15, “Magic Mike XXL” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

 Mwah! 


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Kevin, Stuart & Bob: Get to know the adorable "MINIONS"


KEVIN, STUART AND BOB: GET TO KNOW THE ADORABLE “MINIONS”

As the story of Universal Pictures' new adventure comedy “Minions” begins, the Minions are currently masterless in the frigid Antarctic, having grown despondent the more time they spend without a master to serve. Over the centuries, they have had such great intentions for their numerous bosses, but in true Minion fashion, they end up accidentally getting each and every one of their masters killed. When the Minions finally do meet Gru, they’re more relaxed and less insecure. In 1969, however, they’re still in the middle of a steep learning curve.

Although Kevin, Stuart and Bob are very much Minions at the core, it was crucial to provide differentiation not just to their look, but to their unique sounds. Producer Janet Healy says that it wasn’t until the Illumination team began developing “Minions” that they started discovering their distinct personalities. “It was hard at first because the Minions have always been a group that share characteristics of impatience and childishness and buoyancy,” she says. “When we decided to differentiate these three characters and track them, we realized how to make our heroes very distinct and show what each of them are thinking and feeling through their pantomime and sounds.”

Producer Chris Meledandri describes the characters: “Kevin is the older brother of the three, and he desperately wants to be heroic. Bob is the littlest, and I think of him as the Agnes from “Despicable Me” of the group. He just loves everybody; he’s a very happy little guy. Stuart is more of the adolescent, the rebellious one. By the end of the movie, you get the sense that the three of them are their own little family.”

As Kevin is the elder statesman of the tribe and filled with nothing but good intentions, he sounds a bit more responsible—sometimes stern—and is quick to admonish his younger siblings when they’re too distracted by nonsense or chicanery. Stuart’s sound is much more laissez-faire, and he’s quite partial to a flippant “meh.” He goes with the flow but is not interested in any drama (that he didn’t create). Bob’s vocals are much more childlike. He is so joyous, so full of life, but also easily scared of the adventure ahead and is prone to gasps and “ooooooh”s.

Director Kyle Balda explains that the three members of the Minion tribe that we get to know over the course of the film actually revealed themselves to the animators as the animation process evolved. He explains: “When you storyboard a scene, you start to know who Kevin, Stuart and Bob are. You let your imagination run, and you think that Bob wants to go this way or that. So you let him go that way and see happens. You don’t try to always reign in the characters and make them do what you think they’re supposed to do. You play a bit, and often it can take you someplace really interesting.”

Balda jokes that if our heroes had anything to say about running the production of “Minions,” he knows exactly what they’d have done: “Stuart absolutely wants to do his own thing, and he would love to get in front of a camera and talk about the movie and take all the credit. Bob would just be fascinated with all the lights and the technical aspects and not know what was going on most of the time. And Kevin? Kevin would take it all very, very seriously.”

Of particular importance to the filmmakers was to make Kevin, Stuart and Bob’s journey not just a humorous one, but a global one. Meledandri shares: “Through the course of the movie, the Minions not only traverse time, but they also traverse geography. The movie takes you from New York City, Orlando and Australia to China, India and London, where a big portion of the film transpires.”



The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.



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

 Mwah! 


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Super-villains, bank robbers: Who's who in “MINIONS”?


SUPER-VILLAINS, BANK ROBBERS: WHO'S WHO IN “MINIONS”?

When they accidentally lose yet another master, Kevin, Stuart and Bob lead the charge for their fellow Minions in search of the next master to serve, in Universal Pictures' new adventure comedy “Minions.” Their harrowing journey is far from easy, but the quest that is chronicled in the film will introduce us to everything we’ve ever wondered about them.

Kevin (Pierre Coffin) is the proud and protective “big brother” who knows that Minions without a master are Minions without a purpose. It’s Kevin who steps up and ventures out into the world with Stuart and Bob to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

Stuart (Pierre Coffin) is the “middle brother” of the Minions who feels hungry, mostly, and loves being a rebellious guitar player. Although the perennial adolescent has a short attention span and is a bit apathetic about the mission, he will certainly help Kevin and Bob find the biggest, baddest villain to serve.

Bob (Pierre Coffin) is the innocent and eager “little brother” of the Minions. He embodies unconditional love for everyone and everything, and is a little nervous to go on an unknown journey with Stuart and Kevin.

Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) is the world’s first female super-villain. She is a unique combination of quick-tempered and impeccably stylish. Kevin, Stuart and Bob are drawn to her for her ability to mastermind incredible heists, and they are simultaneously terrified of and smitten by her. Scarlet hires the Minions as her henchmen and charges them with their first mission: to embark on a criminal heist that takes them to London as she attempts to achieve her lifelong dream: becoming the Queen.

Herb Overkill (Jon Hamm) is Scarlet’s mod husband and a mad scientist. Herb can usually be found in the lab inventing extraordinary ’60s-inspired gadgetry while always loving and supporting Scarlet. Known just as much for his swanky sartorial choices as he is for his ability to invent, there is nothing that Herb won’t do to champion his wife.

When he’s not a straight-laced, nerdy dad and devoted husband, Walter Nelson (Michael Keaton) is a quite-accomplished bank robber. You read that right. Walter is the patriarch of a crime-happy family of felons who meet Kevin, Stuart and Bob on their way to Villain-Con, a secret convention in Orlando where villains gather annually. If you’re a Minion who has to hitchhike across the country, there is no better chaperone.

Madge Nelson (Allison Janney), the Bonnie to Walter’s Clyde, shows you can never judge a book by its cover. Madge gleefully is the co-leader of the crime-happy Nelson family, who pick up the hitchhiking Kevin, Stuart and Bob to join Walter and their kids on their way to a family stickup.

Professor Flux (Steve Coogan) has long postulated that time is, well, relative. When the Minions encounter him at Villain-Con, they found that he’s invented a time machine and brought future versions of himself to help out in his lab. Now that he has (almost) perfected time travel, the professor is this close to changing what we’ve long held to believe is the space-continuum….

The Tower Guard (Steve Coogan) is proof positive that age doesn’t matter. When Kevin, Stuart and Bob are charged with breaking into the Tower of London to steal the Queen’s jewels for Scarlet, they think it’ll be a piece of cake to get past this hard-of-hearing and almost-blind old man. Or will it?

The Queen (Jennifer Saunders) has seen everything and ruled England for decades before the Minions hit her shore. And she’s about to find out what happens when a super-villain plots to steal her Crown Jewels and take her out of the game for good.

The Narrator (Geoffrey Rush) bookends this chapter in Kevin, Stuart and Bob’s journey and walks us through how our heroes came to be, what they’ve been up to and just where they’re going.




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

 Mwah! 


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“MAGIC MIKE XXL” - Who's ready for an encore?


“MAGIC MIKE XXL” – WHO'S READY FOR AN ENCORE?

The guys who wowed audiences around the world in the rousing hit “Magic Mike” are back. This time, they’re turning up the heat and taking it on the road in Warner Bros. Pictures' new all-male romp “Magic Mike XXL” – with a revealing new story, a fresh perspective on the future and a bigger, bolder set of some of the hottest and most exciting dance moves ever captured on the big screen.

“Magic Mike XXL” reunites original stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias.

Picking up the story three years after Mike (Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them.

On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

“Magic Mike XXL” director Gregory Jacobs echoes the sentiments of moviegoers around the world when he says, “I wanted to know what happened to these guys. I love these characters, and the possibility of following their story was something that really intrigued me, plus the aspect of Mike reclaiming his bond and his friendship with them, his realizing that he missed them and that they missed him, too. I felt it would be great to get the band back together and make a road trip movie.”

Though purely fictional, some of the elements and atmosphere of Mike’s world are inspired by Tatum’s own experiences from his early days as a dancer, and not all of it could be contained in one telling. “One of the things Channing originally brought up was his trip to a stripper convention back in the day,” says screenwriter Reid Carolin, who, along with Nick Wechsler, Jacobs and Tatum, also returns as a producer on the sequel. “We tried to work it into the first movie, but it’s such a big set piece that it was a story unto itself.”

As happy as the characters were to get the show on the road, so were the actors who portray them. “There was never a dull moment,” states Joe Manganiello, reprising his role as Big Dick Richie (BDR), alongside Matt Bomer as the picture-perfect Ken, Adam Rodriguez as Latin sensation Tito, Kevin Nash as wild-man Tarzan, and Gabriel Iglesias as their freewheeling MC, Tobias. “When we were cast in the first movie, none of us had a clue we would have this kind of chemistry, but it didn’t take long. There was some kind of providence in assembling this group. It just works. Greg has a great heart and I think that sensibility really lent itself to this script, which is essentially about bros bringing out the best in each other and having a good time.”

Consequently, while showcasing the tight group dynamic, “Magic Mike XXL” also plays up their individual personalities and talents to a greater extent. The cast also got the opportunity to demonstrate their comic timing, as the story takes them from a rowdy reunion in Tampa to some hilariously bumpy but rewarding detours through Savannah on their way to the big event.

Says Jacobs, “It’s Mike’s journey but it’s also a journey for all of them. We spent a lot of time fine-tuning and weaving each one into the story because it was important to all of us that the other characters were well developed and that everybody had his moment to break out and shine.”




Opening across the Philippines on July 15, “Magic Mike XXL” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

 Mwah! 


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Monday, June 22, 2015

“MINIONS” begins, laughter ensures in origin movie


“MINIONS” BEGINS, LAUGHTER ENSUES IN ORIGIN MOVIE

There's no stopping the Minions from having their own movie. And this July, they're taking over the cinemas with the release of the animated comedy adventure “Minions” from Universal Pictures.

After the unprecedented success of both the blockbuster “Despicable Me” and its beloved follow up, the Academy Award®-nominated juggernaut “Despicable Me 2,” there was a global appetite for more stories from the world that was created in Illumination Entertainment’s inaugural series. Audiences everywhere have become transfixed by the Minions and were more than curious to understand where Gru’s loyal and haphazard crew came from, who they were before they met their ultimate master and what other adventures they’d been on since they appeared on our planet.

Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri explains that, in their typical subversively sweet fashion, the Minions got their own way when it came to a prequel story. He says: “We didn’t set out to give the Minions their own movie, the Minions demanded it. After `Despicable Me 2' was finished, we found that our team—which is made up of hundreds of the most talented individuals with whom I have ever had the privilege of working—could not stop themselves from animating these characters.”

Since the Minions were introduced on screen in summer 2010, Meledandri and his fellow filmmakers have watched as the tribe and their mayhem have been deeply embraced by worldwide audiences. He feels that the connection we have found with them comes down to their irrepressible spirit. The producer shares: “This spirit comes from a combination of their design, the animators who bring them to life and their vocalizations under the direction of Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Together, they have created a persona that is just irresistible.”

For Meledandri, the duality of the characters’ nature adds to audience’s demand for more stories about the universally accessible Minions. He says: “They’re not just adorable. They’re so appealing because of this contradiction between their aspiration to be bad, and their essential nature that makes them so good. We all have that side to us.” That relatability and connectivity is, for Meledandri, the key to all of Illumination’s movies. “The most impactful aspect of coming to see one of our films is the bond that audiences form with our characters.”

Meledandri’s longtime fellow producer, Janet Healy, who has collaborated with him on every Illumination film to date, shares his passion to make films full of complex personalities. She reflects on why Minions are so beloved throughout the world: “What appeals to everyone—no matter what country they live in or their age—is that the Minions are subversive, childlike, sincere, expressive and invincible. They’re also ageless and without a specific language. People are eager to see them in their own movie, and we’re very excited to give them a prequel to the Despicable Me movies that features the Minions and the story of where they come from.”

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.




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

 Mwah! 


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Russell Crowe directs, stars in acclaimed epic “THE WATER DIVINER”


RUSSELL CROWE DIRECTS, STARS IN ACCLAIMED EPIC “THE WATER DIVINER”

When Oscar-winner Russell Crowe stepped behind the camera to direct "The Water Diviner," he stood on a foundation built on collaborations with some of the most noted directors in the film industry, including Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, Michael Mann and Peter Weir, to name only a few.

"I've been fortunate to work with some of the very best in the business," Crowe says, "and you learn from everybody. It's the combination of that knowledge that creates what your voice is as a director. So I can very confidently say that I've stolen something from every single director I've ever worked with," he laughs.

“The Water Diviner” is an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery. Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, Connor is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth… and his own peace.

The film not only resonated with Crowe as a father of sons himself but also as an Australian who was raised on the horror and heroism of Gallipoli. "I would definitely say the fact that I'm a dad myself influenced the way I felt about the script," says Crowe, "because, as every parent knows, as soon as you have children it affects everything in your life, every decision you make. I think that theme is universal. People everywhere can understand what would drive Connor to search for his sons."

Crowe's entire cast agrees that Crowe was more than ready for the new challenge of helming a film. Olga Kurylenko says, "Russell is one of the most brilliant actors of our time, and I think that is what makes him a superb director. His directions were full of images and feelings, so I didn't just hear them, I could feel them. And, of course, acting opposite him is amazing because it helps bring out your best when the other actor is so extraordinary."

Yilmaz Erdogan adds, "Working with Russell was very good for all the actors because he speaks our language. He understands the details of a performance and how to give you exactly what you need very briefly. He was a perfect leader."

"The great thing for me as a director was to cast such extremely talented people," Crowe comments. "When you get the right actors, they will become experts about their characters far beyond the director, writers or the producers because that's an actor's job. They, more than anyone, will protect the integrity of their characters."

In closing, Crowe reflects, "In war films today, it is important to tread that line where you honor the warrior but condemn war. And I believe 'The Water Diviner' definitely does that.

"It talks of loss and of grief," he concludes, "but the story is ultimately life-affirming and very much about love in its many different forms. Another key thing in life is the simple need to persevere; whatever comes up, you have to find a way to move on, and that requires hope. Hope is one of the fundamental tenants of humanity.and my hope is that audiences will come away reminded of that."





An extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism, “The Water Diviner” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting June 24.

 Mwah! 


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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Go behind the scenes of “MAGIC MIKE XXL” with "Making The Magic" featurette


GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF “MAGIC MIKE XXL” WITH “MAKING THE MAGIC” FEATURETTE

Watch the cast and director of Warner Bros. Pictures' “Magic Mike XXL” discuss the film in the newly released featurette titled “Making the Magic” which may be viewed below.



“Magic Mike XXL” reunites Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias, stars of the 2012 worldwide hit “Magic Mike.”

Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, “Magic Mike XXL” finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them.

On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways.

Joining the returning cast, in brand new roles, are Amber Heard, Donald Glover, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and Michael Strahan, with Andie MacDowell, Elizabeth Banks and Jada Pinkett Smith.


Opening across the Philippines on July 08, “Magic Mike XXL” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Olga Kurylenko, a beautiful, resilient widow “THE WATER DIVINER”


OLGA KURYLENKO, A BEAUTIFUL, RESILIENT WIDOW “THE WATER DIVINER”

Ukraine-born actress Olga Kurylenko (“Quantum of Solace,” “Oblivion”) stars opposite Russell Crowe in the critically acclaimed, life-affirming tale “The Water Diviner.”

In the film, Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, Connor is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters Ayshe (Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone.

Kurylenko tells of her character, "She lost her husband in the war and is raising her child by herself while also taking care of her elderly father and running a hotel. But she's a survivor and a resiliant woman, especially for that time and place. She is a free spirit who is not afraid to stand up for herself against the pressures of society. And despite the hardships of those sad times, she brings sunshine back into Joshua Connor's life."

However, Ayshe is initially anything but warm when Joshua tells her he is Australian because "he comes from the same place as the people who killed her husband," Crowe says. "But there is something within Joshua, beginning with the kindness with which he treats her son, that strips away the prejudice she has. I think what also connects Joshua and Ayshe is the shared experience of grief. He's lost his wife and sons, she lost her husband, so even though they come from very different cultures and very different mindsets, they have a place in common.

"Olga was a revelation to me," continues Crowe who's making his feature directorial debut. "When we met, I was confident she was the right person for the role, but she exceeded all my expectations. She is magnificent as Ayshe."

"It's a beautiful story, and I fell in love with the character," says Kurylenko. "She's unlike anyone I've ever played. There was so much to learn."

That included learning another language, as much of Kurylenko's dialogue is in Turkish. "Russell asked me how I would handle the Turkish, and I said, 'No problem, I speak it,'" she smiles. "I started working with a teacher in Paris and then I bought Rosetta Stone for Turkish. It was important to me to actually understand what I was saying, not just learn the melody, and I enjoy learning languages," says the Ukraine-born actress, who also speaks fluent French, English and Russian.




An extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism, “The Water Diviner” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting June 23.

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Please help find Reyan Paguirigan


Please help find Reyan Paguirigan. If there's anyone of you who knows of any information about his whereabouts, please contact his wife Melissa.

I know him personally and he's a good person.

From Melissa:

Friends, i need your help by reposting this. My husband Reyan is out of reach since yesterday. His name is Reyan Paguirigan, 5'8 tall, short curly hair and he's on a heavy side. He's driving a Gray Montero Sport with plate no. AAA3542. He left the house last Friday morning, June 19. If you have any information please call me. Thank you. - Melai 0917 8797591


He was last seen in the cctv wearing black polo shirt, and carrying a gray polo shirt and big gold/black yonex bag.


Click here for the link to Melissa's Facebook post.

Thank you, everyone.

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UPDATE: As of 6:30 PM today, Reyan's friends and family have confirmed that he's now doing ok. Thank goodness.
*******

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"KUNG FU PANDA 3" trailer reveal


"KUNG FU PANDA 3" TRAILER REVEAL

In DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3” first trailer, Po and the gang is back with three times the force and adventure! Po (voiced by Jack Black) is now considered as the legendary Dragon Warrior who has already saved the world a few times but has remained a humble panda despite wide and wild adulation.

Along with his best buddies, Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Crane (David Cross), Viper (Lucy Liu) and Mantis (Seth Rogen), Po continues kung-fu training under the tutelage of Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). The trailer shows that Po has finally met his father (Byran Cranston) in a very heartwarming and hilarious scene wherein the whole village sighed in frustration when the two didn’t immediately realize they’re both the father and son they’ve long been searching for.






Prepare for “Kung Fu Panda 3” when it opens this 2016 in cinemas nationwide! Trailer below.



Check out Philippines’ own “Kung Fu Panda 3” website here: http://www.kungfupandamovie-ph.com/ to keep up with awesomeness!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

A father searches for three missing sons in “THE WATER DIVINER”


A FATHER SEARCHES FOR THREE MISSING SONS IN “THE WATER DIVINER”

A sweeping drama of love and loss, hope and redemption that takes audiences from the scarred battlefield of Gallipoli to the arid Australian Outback to the teeming streets of Istanbul, “The Water Diviner” starring Russell Crowe will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting June 24.

In the film, Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, Connor is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth… and his own peace.

The film also stars Jai Courtney (upcoming “Terminator Genisys”) and Isabel Lucas (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”).

"One old chap managed to get here from Australia looking for his son's grave." That seemingly innocuous notation, found in a letter, became the catalyst for "The Water Diviner.”

The unidentified "old chap" evolved into the central character of Joshua Connor – a grief-stricken father who, alone, travels thousands of miles to find the bodies of the sons he let go off to war and bring them home to rest.

The enigmatic sentence about a devoted father's search for his son's remains had originally been discovered by screenwriter Andrew Anastasios while doing research for a documentary. Anastasios offers, "The line hit me like a thunderbolt; it posed so many tantalizing questions: Who was that father? What made him get on a boat and sail all the way to Turkey? What happened to his son? I showed it to my friend and co-writer Andrew Knight, and he agreed that we should try to tell this man's story. We researched for a year and a half and couldn't find out anything more about this mystery father, so we sat down and conceived his story."

Anastasios and Knight decided to imbue Joshua Connor with a special quality, making him a water diviner, someone who can discern where water might be hiding beneath even the most barren landscape. "We wanted him to have all the qualities we admire: resilience, compassion and courage," says Anastasios. "But we also wanted to add an unexpected dimension to the character that sets him apart; we wanted him to have a special gift that was both engaging and curious."

The filmmakers agree that practical applications are only a small part of Connor's abilities. Anastasios asserts, "The special connection Connor has is not just with the elements but with his sons. He is tied to them by love and by blood. The blood in his veins is the same as that in his sons' and he senses it in the same way he divines for water, the lifeblood of the earth. Call it gut instinct or parents' intuition…he can feel their presence."

Crowe concludes, "Intuition is powerful and it's real, and is something every single person uses at some point in their lives. I'm talking about the pure intuitive force that leads you in life to take a step in one direction or another. So it was no stretch for me to imagine that a man like Connor, given the depth of the bond he has with his kids, would get a physical sensation when he is looking for the bones of his children, like he does from water."




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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Watch trailer of Russell Crowe's “THE WATER DIVINER”


WATCH TRAILER OF RUSSELL CROWE'S “THE WATER DIVINER”

The first trailer of Russell Crowe's feature film directorial debut, “The Water Diviner” is now online and may be viewed below.

“The Water Diviner” is an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery. Crowe plays Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, Connor is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth… and his own peace.

The film also stars Jai Courtney (upcoming “Terminator Genisys”) and Isabel Lucas (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”).



An extraordinary tale of love, faith and heroism, “The Water Diviner” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting June 24.



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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hideo Muraoka's photo that made me....


Hideo Muraoka, undoubtedly one of the most sought after male models in the country (and probably in the whole of Asia or the world), posted this photo on his Facebook (which was initially posted on his Instagram, I think) a few weeks back and I was like....

I have no comment.

That's all. Thank you.

CHOZ! Ahihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihihi!

Whatever your thoughts are...just keep it to yourself. For now. Teehee!

I love you, Hideo.

Click here for more of the hunky "Brapanese" male model Hideo Muraoka.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

“JURASSIC WORLD” devours PhP 250-M in 5 days!


“JURASSIC WORLD” DEVOURS PhP 250-M IN 5 DAYS!

The Philippines joined in the global dino-mania as local audiences marched to “Jurassic World” this weekend, pushing the action-adventure to a five-day opening weekend gross of P250.1-million. This was announced today by a spokesman of United International Pictures which distributed the film through Columbia Pictures.

Starring newly minted action superstar Chris Pratt, the movie takes place 22 years after the horrific events of the original “Jurassic Park” and is set on a fully functional park called Jurassic World.

The film's opening weekend gross represents the 2nd biggest June opening ever, eclipsing former No. 2 “Man of Steel” at P247-million. Reigning champion is still “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at P250.3-million, but only by a hair line. Over-all and all-time, “Jurassic World” now ranks as the 6th biggest opening weekend in the industry.

Globally, “Jurassic World” opened to a staggering $511.8 million, the highest global bow of all time. It marks the first time a film has ever grossed more than $500 million in a single weekend.

The dinosaur thriller is the top-ranking film in the worldwide box office, after opening in first place in North America and across all 66 international territories where it debuted.

In the U.S., “Jurassic World” scored the second-biggest debut in history with $204.8 million, nipping at the heels of “Marvel’s The Avengers'” $207.4 million bow.

Those international results were boosted by a mammoth $100 million opening in China. Other openings of note include the United Kingdom and Ireland with $29.6 million, Mexico with $16.2 million, Korea with $14.4 million, France with $12.5 million, Australia with $12.1 million and Germany with $11 million.

Back in the Philippines, SM Mall of Asia (P13.8-M), SM North Edsa (P12.4-M) and SM Megamall (P11-M) dominated the box-office earnings.

Also garnering huge receipts are SM Cebu (P8.3-M), Trinoma (P7.1-M), SM Aura (P5.3-M), Glorietta 4 (P5.2-M), SM Southmall (P4.5-M), SM Clark (P4.4-M) and Ayala Cebu (P4.1-M).

Completing the top 20 cinemas are Power Plant (P4-M), Alabang Town Center (P3.8-M), Greenbelt III (P3.7-M), SM Iloilo (P3.6-M), Eastwood (P3.4-M), SM Dasmarinas (P3.3-M), SM Fairview (P3.2-M), Market!Market! (P3.1-M), Shang Cineplex (P3-M) and SM San Lazaro (P2.9-M).

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, “Jurassic World.” Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly.

Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) leads the cast which includes Bryce Dallas Howard (“Spider-Man 3”), Nick Robinson (HBO's “Boardwalk Empire”) and Ty Simpkins (the kid in last year's “Iron Man 3”).





Now playing across the Philippines,“Jurassic World” will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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A closer look at the guys of “ENTOURAGE”


A CLOSER LOOK AT THE GUYS OF “ENTOURAGE”

A Hollywood movie star’s entourage is only as effective and important as its smallest member.

“It’s about loyalty, friendship and brotherhood,” conveys Doug Ellin, director and screenwriter of “Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series. “These guys all take care of each other; that’s what matters the most. All the fancy cars and beautiful women, which we see plenty of in the movie, they all come second.”

In the film, movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

Let’s take a closer look at the guys who make up the titular entourage and what they mean – and bring – to the group.

Kevin Connolly. In addition to being Vince’s best friend, manager, and now the producer of his directorial debut, Connolly describes his character, Eric, as “the moral compass of the group. He tries to be level-headed and he usually is, though he gets hung up on girls pretty easily,” the actor concedes.

“E is the everyman; we see the world through his eyes,” Ellin states. “He’s on a path most of us would like to be on—wealth, fun, fantasy; a regular guy who worked at a pizza place and is now hanging around stars and beautiful models. But unlike his friends, he feels compelled to be mindful of his surroundings, and not just enjoy it as if it will never end.”

Jerry Ferrara. Contrary to E’s weightier problems, the now-svelte Turtle has continued to ride high on the success of his tequila partnership with billionaire businessman Mark Cuban. But he remains as down-to-earth and loyal to Vince and company as ever.

“All the characters have served a purpose for Vince besides just being his friend,” Jerry Ferrara offers. “Drama is his brother but also doubled as his chef and trainer; E is his best friend but also his manager; and Turtle, for all intents and purposes, was a low-level assistant/driver.

But what’s nice is that, even though he is successful and probably has more money than all the other guys, in our world he still drives for Vince. He’s a millionaire, and he still drives his buddy around.”

Something else that hasn’t changed between the friends is all the friendly ribbing they dish out to each other, though arguably no one gets more than his fair share. And while Turtle remains a target for the guys’ jokes, he is perhaps not quite as big a mark as before.

Kevin Dillon. “Johnny Drama has probably evolved the least of these four friends. He’s just the poor guy who can’t get that break he’s looking for,” Ellin says. “Everyone loves him because at one point or another, everyone can relate to that. He’s just a loveable loser.”

Loveable, Ellin declares, due in large part to the fact that “every time Kevin Dillon says a line it’s funnier than what I anticipated. He’s a genius. His face is so expressive, his choices are so distinct, no matter what Drama says you root for him, you want him to win.”

Dillon points out, “Drama is a little crazy but a lot of fun. He’s got a lot of love for the fellas and he’ll do anything for them. Even though Vince is making the money, he’s still Johnny’s kid brother, so Johnny feels like he’s got a little seniority over everyone else, and Vince has respect for him. All Johnny Drama wants is to be a big star, and he’s not really sure why that’s never happened for him.”

Jeremy Piven. The only way movie star Vincent Chase would be making his directorial debut in a $100 million studio movie would be if super agent Ari Gold made it happen. However, thanks to severe anger management challenges, the bombastic ball-buster left his agency behind at the close of the series, “retiring” to spend time with his family.

Yet when the film opens, six days after saying “ciao” to Hollywood and making the oft-promised move to Positano, Italy, to “get away from it all,” Ari Gold has already taken a new job as head of a major motion picture studio…in Hollywood.

Jeremy Piven, who embodies the larger-than-life character, surmises that, while Ari has been promoted to head of the studio, in all likelihood, “in Ari’s eyes it was a demotion, because he was promised more. It was a great touch by Doug, because it really keeps a chip on Ari’s shoulder and creates wonderful friction between him and John Ellis, who remains his boss. Of course the reality is that even when you think you’ve made it to the top, there’s always someone above you.

“Whether an agent or a studio head, Ari is abrasive, says the unthinkable at times, and can be very offensive,” Piven expounds. “At the same time, he represented Vince for years and is incredibly loyal to him. He got Vince his first real acting job, and now he’s giving him his first directing gig and an operating budget of $100 million, which is a ton of money even by Hollywood standards.”





Opening across the Philippines on June 17, 2015, “Entourage” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Adrian Grenier plays Hollywood "it" boy in “ENTOURAGE”


ADRIAN GRENIER PLAYS HOLLYWOOD “IT” BOY IN “ENTOURAGE”

Versatile actor Adrian Grenier is best-known for his starring role as Vincent Chase on “Entourage,” one of HBO’s most popular half-hour series in the network’s history, which ran for eight seasons and was syndicated in nearly two dozen markets worldwide.

He now reprises the iconic character in the new “Entourage” big-screen movie from Warner Bros. The film picks up where the series ended. Six days later, to be exact. Vince, having flown from Los Angeles to Paris in order to marry the woman of his dreams, is now on his honeymoon, alone.

Well, not quite alone. Rather, he is cruising the Mediterranean on an enormous yacht with a couple hundred beauties in bikinis, minus his soon-to-be-ex-wife.

In order to reach their pal in his time of need (and to partake of the flowing champagne and other available vices), Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Drama (Kevin Dillon) rush to his side. “It’s about loyalty, friendship and brotherhood,” director-writer Doug Ellin conveys. “These guys all take care of each other; that’s what matters the most. All the fancy cars and beautiful women, which we see plenty of in the movie, they all come second.”

“Vince happens to be a movie star, but, first and foremost, he’s a loyal friend,” cites Grenier. “He brought his buddies out to Hollywood to give them a taste of the good life he was given because of his rising stardom, and he’s shared it with them ever since.”

Ellin describes Vince as “a young guy with everything at his fingertips: talent, looks, and everybody loves him. Everyone wants to be him or be with him. He’s always brought his boys along and given them as much of that lifestyle as he can.”

Shortly after the arrival of his troops on the high seas, Vince takes a phone call from Ari (Jeremy Piven). No longer his, or anyone’s, agent, Ari presents his former star client with news, as well as a new opportunity: Ari has become head of a major movie studio, and his first order of business is to offer Vince the lead in the very first movie he will greenlight.

But Vince now has the impulse to do something different with his life, something he hasn’t done before: direct. “He’s at the height of his career and excited about taking the next step,” Grenier relates. “I think it was Doug’s way of making sure that the world is Vince’s oyster and that for him and, by association, his friends, anything is possible.”

Until six months later, after Vince has directed and starred in “Hyde.” But, like many first-time filmmakers, he’s hesitant to show his work...at least not until he gets a little more money to finish it, despite his promise to Ari not to go over budget.

Grenier explains, “I think it’s the natural instinct of a director to want to put the best product forward. Vince doesn’t want to show his movie to anyone before it’s done, because he doesn’t want to be judged on the work before it’s polished. In particular, he wants to make sure Ari’s happy, as the head of the studio. But mostly, Vince is an artist and as an artist, he just wants to get it right.”

“It’s like that dream where you’re walking into a room with no clothes on,” Kevin Connolly offers. “Showing a cut of something, as a director, you’re never more vulnerable. That’s not a comfortable place for Vince to be.”




Opening across the Philippines on June 17, 2015, “Entourage” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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The many cute and quirky faces of male supermodel Sebastian Sauve


Most of you might not know about this but Sebastian Sauve is actually one of my most fave international male models in the world. And he's also among the most successful ones.

He's American and he's only a month older than me (I'm turning 28 this September and he on August).

He was here a few years ago for a Bench event, but unfortunately I hadn't had the chance to see him in person. Which was fine, I guess. I'll have my chance. Probably when he retires. CHOZ!

I haven't blogged about him, yet, ever so I feel kinda excited to share with you these really cute and quirky photos of him that I saw online.

My most fave one is the one above where he's topless. He's not hunky or bulky looking but he's fine. He's so just fine. He has the right amount of muscles everywhere. And he's 6'2" by the way. We'd probably look perfect together. CHOZ again!!!

If I'm not mistaken, I think I first saw him on the cover of Attitude magazine 5 years ago. I instantly thought that he's British since Attitude is an English magazine for the LGBT. I've always been fascinated with British guys and their oh-so-hot British accent. But, well, lo and behold, he's actually American. And that's fine.

And then last year, I saw him at River Island in Glorietta 5. As a poster boy, that is. His photo was on display. I "Instagrammed" him that photo and he replied to my post. He replied!!! Look.


Right there and then, I instantly knew that I was in love with him. With this guy. The Leonardo diCaprio of the modeling world.

Teehee!

I'm not sure if he still has a girlfriend until now because half a decade ago he did mention that he has a girlfriend.

Anyhow, here are the really cute and quirky photos of my beloved Sebastian Sauve that I was talking about earlier.









I just couldn't help but admire him even more in these photos. But, of course, I know that there's more to him than these photos.

I love you, Sebastian Sauve.

Ahihihihihihihihihihi! CHOZ!!!

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Who is that "gay" I see staring straight back at me...?

Why is my reflection someone I don't know?

Must I pretend that I'm someone else for all time?

When will my reflection show...who I am inside?