"I dont mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it." ~Marilyn Monroe

"I don't mind living in a man's body as long as I can be a woman in it." ~VinVin Jacla

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

VinVin...this blonde guy...and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France....


I was in Europe last year for my birthday thanks a big bunch to my mother dearest. Teehee!

One of the countries that we visited was France. And, of course, when you're in France it's a staple that you should also go to Paris!

We tried out Bateaux Mouches which is like a cruise along the Seine River that gives visitors an outstanding view of the city of Paris. Truly lovely experience indeed. I think the whole cruise took like almost 2 hours or more because the excursion boat that we had, upon reaching the other end, also turned around so it's really amazing to see all those old buildings and magnificent structures all over Paris. On a river.

I would love to go back to Paris again someday. Someday. With the guy I love.

The boat wasn't that crowded which was good but there were a lot of tourists like us as well. It's probably one of my most unforgettable moments in Europe. Being on that boat. Being on that cruise.

And seeing this blonde guy over here!

Imagine that! Who knew I would be able to spot a cutie while on a river cruise! LOLZ!

I'm not exactly sure but I believe he was with his girlfriend at that time.
I got attracted by his hair and his broad shoulders. He's blonde. I love blonde guys. Love Down Under is blonde.
I'm not exactly a fan of guys with tattoos but I can make an exception here.
He's so hot.
He's just...so...hot....
And then he turned around.
I'm not sure if he saw me taking photos of him, though. LOLZ!
Maybe he didn't because he looked back to the river again.
I didn't get to see him with his shades off unfortunately.
But I'm good with this.
Guys with broad shoulders and backs. Makes me feel so safe.
My chubby cheeks. LOLZ!
I told you I'm not into taking selfies. It was just a matter of life and death at that time so I had to take a selfie with this blonde guy...errr....the Eiffel Tower rather. Teehee! CHOZ!
It was so surreal. Seeing the Eiffel Tower in person. Finally. And this blonde guy, too. LOLZ!
I knew at that time that I'd probably never get to see him again (which is inevitably true, of course) so I had to capture the moment. That moment.
Ermmmm...can you look over here, please? Please?
OMG!!! He did!!! Or didn't he? Teehee!
Mr. Blonde Guy, I promise, the next time you see me...I'll be a different person. CHOZ!

I love my pink scarf by the way. Teehee!

I'll try to blog more about my adventures in Europe soon. OMG. Am I turning into a travel blogger now? LOLZ!

Anyway, in case you know who this blonde guy is...please tell me his name....

Or introduce him to me. Just taking my chances here. CHOZ!

Thank you!!!

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

“LOGAN” midnight screenings set on March 1, Wednesday (12:01 AM) nationwide


“LOGAN” MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS SET ON MARCH 1, WEDNESDAY (12:01 AM) NATIONWIDE

Responding to the fever-pitch anticipation of Hugh Jackman’s “Logan”, the most eager of cineastes who want to see it first can finally catch the movie on its midnight screenings (12:01am) set on March 1, Wednesday in Philippine theatres nationwide (check your nearest favorite theatres).

Starring Hugh Jackman in the title role, “Logan” is directed by James Mangold that also stars a powerhouse of a cast that includes Patrick Stewart, Boy Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant and newcomer Dafne Keen. A standalone story that sees Jackman in the final chapter of his Wolverine alter-ego, the movie brings the iconic hero at a crossroads that will finally define his destiny.

The film takes place more than 50 years after the events depicted in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and is its own standalone tale that plays more like an intimate family journey but is also packed with high-stakes action scenes. When the film opens, Logan is in a vulnerable and broken state, the curse of his immortality wearing heavy on him as he cares for a weakened Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) in a derelict smelting plant at the edge of an abandoned oil field. They’re joined there by a third mutant, Caliban (The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant), sheltering in obscurity at a time when the world believes mutants have passed into history.

But Logan’s days of drinking in relative solitude are interrupted when he finds himself the reluctant guardian of a young girl, Laura (Keen) who has powers remarkably like his own, from her hands as well as her feet spring the same adamantium claws as Wolverine’s. Not that he’s exactly eager to accept this newfound responsibility—he’s far too weary to play the hero once more.

Tasked with protecting her from the murderous cybernetic criminal Donald Pierce (Holbrook), Logan and Professor X set out to cross hostile territory to ferry Laura to a place called Eden, where young mutants are said to enjoy safe haven. But Pierce and his fearsome army of cyborg Reavers are determined to return the girl to the custody of Dr. Zander Rice (Grant), the sinister geneticist behind Alkali who triggered her mutations through a series of inhumane experiments in the hopes of creating a child super-soldier.




“Logan” further unleashes its claws a few hours after its midnight screenings (with more screens) on March 1 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Also available in IMAX (2D) screens. The movie is rated R-16 by the MTRCB.

LOGAN Midnight Screening Theaters:

  • Century 2D
  • Eastwood 2D
  • EVIA MX4D
  • Fishermall 2D
  • Gaisano Davao 2D
  • Gaisano Tagum 2D
  • Gateway ATMOS
  • Glorietta 4 2D
  • Greenbelt 3 2D
  • Newport 2D
  • Powerplant ATMOS
  • SM Aura 2D & IMAX
  • SM BF 2D
  • SM Cebu IMAX
  • SM Clark 2D
  • SM Fairview 2D
  • SM Light Mall 2D
  • SM Mall of Asia IMAX
  • SM Megamall IMAX
  • SM North Edsa IMAX
  • SM Pampanga 2D
  • Starmall Alabang ATMOS
  • Starmall EDSA 2D
  • Starmall Las Piñas 2D
  • Starmall San Jose ATMOS
  • Trinoma 2D
  • Vista Bataan ATMOS
  • Vista Pampanga ATMOS
  • Vista Sta. Rosa ATMOS
  • Vista Taguig ATMOS

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

My road to fitness with ACE personal trainer Coach Dominic Samoisette (Coach Domi)


I actually dunno how to pronounce his last name. I haven't asked him how. I haven't thought of asking him how. It's only now that I realized that. But, well, your guess is probably as good as mine.

That's me (I'm not so much into posting photos of myself here on my blog so consider this as something rare and special) with my fitness coach, Coach Dominic Samoisette (or Coach Domi in short).

And, yes, believe it or not...I'm now trying to lose weight! I'm turning 30 this year and these past years I believe I've really gained so much weight from too much stress from work and heartbreaks from dating all those models and celebrities.

CHARAUGHT! LOLZ!

So, yeah, it's about time I bring back the old me. The old 20-year-old me, but a healthier and fitter version of me. Balik Alindog Program 2017 it is!

I had a consultation with my doctor November last year and she told me that my health was deteriorating. LOLZ! I have this. I have that. And I don't wanna talk about those sicknesses that she mentioned anymore. She said that I'd be lucky enough if I'm still alive by 40. And I was like...ok....

CHOZ!

It's as if she told me that I was close to dying a decade from now. So, fine, I had to something about this. I mean...I don't wanna die just yet. Not until I get to have a boyfriend. You all know that I've never had a boyfriend. Ever. No boyfriend since birth. LOLZ! And I'm still hoping to see someone again....

And so as I was browsing my social media accounts one time, I came across Coach Domi's post saying that he just had his business cards printed out. I read it and it says that he's an ACE (American Standard on Exercise) certified personal trainer. It had been a while since I had a personal trainer. The last time was when I was still a member of Fitness First Platinum. My trainer was ok but it stopped at that. At just being ok.

Deep inside I felt a little afraid to contact Coach Domi. I was afraid that he might not take me seriously. I was afraid to make a commitment on this. I was afraid of men. That's also one reason why I didn't renew my Fitness First contract anymore. I felt uncomfortable with how some of the guys there looked at me. It's as if I was gonna do something bad to them. Whenever I would take a shower or go to the sauna, I always had this uncomfortable feeling deep inside and I'm the kinda person who always trusts her gut feel. More often than not, it's always correct.

But, I just kept in mind that my goal was to lose weight and to be a better version of me. Come what may. And so I decided to take the chance and I contacted Coach Domi. I asked him a few questions and good thing that he was very kind and accommodating in responding. I felt so pleased and relieved. I wanted to ask him if it was ok for him to train an openly gay individual like myself but I didn't bother anymore. I realized that my profile photo was shouting an all caps "GAY" all over it so...yeah....no need. LOLZ!

We didn't start right away. I think I waited for over a week before we started. I tried to delay it as much as possible. LOLZ! (Sorry, Coach Domi!) Because deep inside I was still a little afraid. But I knew I had to do this and I knew that I needed to do something right with my life and that this was it. I just had to take a leap of faith and trust a complete stranger to help me achieve such goals.

And, lo and behold, this total stranger didn't just become a very effective fitness coach/trainer to me, he also became a very good friend whom I could trust wholeheartedly knowing that he wouldn't judge me. During our first week, what he first told me struck me the most. He said, "I'm not here to judge you. I'm here to help you achieve your goals and with your help I know we can achieve it."

I could go on and on in mentioning the many life-changing things that Coach Domi has been teaching me but it will just all boil down to one thing....

Coach Domi changed my life during the first month that he became my fitness trainer. And with that, I'll always be grateful to him.

And did I also say that he's really very good looking? Teehee! That's because he's also a model. Just look at him.

My friend saw a photo of him and she was like, "VinVin, I know you're in good hands because your trainer looks like Jesus Christ. God Bless you." "Amen," I said. (The photo above is for an ad campaign that he did for Spyder.)
And this is Coach Domi pushing a chair. LOLZ!

I started on my program with Coach Domi on January 12th this year. I'm not gonna go into detail on the things that we did and that he made me do (don't worry, there's nothing Fifty Shades there LOLZ!) because those are his intellectual property as a trainer. But, no joke, it wasn't easy at all. It was really difficult for my standards (knowing me, the all demure, prim and proper me) since I hadn't been doing any physical activity at all until I met him.

What I also appreciated about him was that he's also constantly helping me with my diet and my meals. He wants me to send him photos of the things that I eat everyday. And he wants me to eat broccoli. Like...elk....I don't eat broccoli at all. But now I do. He's the only person who has successfully made me eat vegetables.

Though, sometimes when I'm at Starbucks, I no longer inform him about it. Teehee! CHOZ! Well, he said I could reward myself from time to time.

From time to time. *insert evil laugh here*

A month later, I've already experienced a few changes in me. I actually need to lose over 40 kg and Coach Domi suggested that I could actually lose 1 kg per week with proper diet and exercise. I initially signed up for 12 sessions with him so that's like for 4 weeks already. I started at close to 113 kg pre-January 12th. And then it went down to 111.7 kg after 1.5 weeks. And then to 110 kg on my second week. And then....

108.1 kg on my 3rd week....
And then 107.3 kg on my 4th week.

I still have a long way to go. I know. But I'm getting there. I know it.

But what really validates this is what my friends have been noticing about me lately as well.

"VinVin! Pumapayat ka na!"

Teehee! Music to my ears!




But, like I said, I still have a long way to go and I'm not gonna stop here. I've promised myself that I'm gonna make this a habit, a good one at that, as long as I live. I'm gonna make "Love Down Under" proud of me so that when he gets to visit me here in Manila from Melbourne, he'll also be able to appreciate my achievements. (I miss you so much.) But, more importantly, I'm doing this for myself.

So, to you Coach Domi, thank you. ♥♥♥


Right now, we just do our training outdoors. Most of the time we're at a park in Makati where it's breezy and there are trees. Just like in the photo above. I do hope our country can have more of these parks.

At first I was a little hesitant to work out outdoors. I was shy. I knew some people would make fun of me. But I've learned to just brush those all off. My goal right now is to lose weight, be healthy, and be a better, newer version of me through Coach Domi's help.

So if you also have the same goals as I do, and if you need a qualified trainer to achieve these goals, why not drop Coach Domi an email?

Contact him at samoisette.dominic@gmail.com.

I highly recommend him.

I will all keep you posted on my progress in the coming weeks. And don't worry, I'll also be featuring Coach Domi here on my blog from time to time not as a trainer but as a model. Teehee!

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

A riveting true story of a woman's struggle in and out of madness in “BRAIN ON FIRE”


A RIVETING TRUE STORY OF A WOMAN’S STRUGGLE IN AND OUT OF MADNESS IN “BRAIN ON FIRE”

“Brain on Fire” is the astonishing true story of a young woman’s descent into madness in the face of a medical mystery starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Carrie-Anne Moss, Richard Armitage, Jenny Slate and Tyler Perry.

Based on the award-winning memoir and a New York Times bestseller, “Brain of Fire” is directed by Gerard Barrett and trails the challenges of Susannah Cahalan (Moretz), a young woman just out of university and living her dreams in New York City. She’s an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post, and she’s falling in love with a musician named Stephen. When her boss gives her the big assignment that will jumpstart her career, things couldn’t be better.

Soon little things start going wrong. Susannah gets a flu she can’t shake, she forgets things, and she misses deadlines at work. She can hear people talking about her, she’s sure that Stephen has another girlfriend, and she can’t control her body. It soon gets worse; Susannah begins having violent seizures, and her increasingly psychotic behaviour means she must be watched at all times.

After repeated trips to the hospital, a team of doctors can find nothing wrong with her. As Susannah is admitted and spends days, then weeks, in a hospital bed losing her ability to move, talk, even eat, her family is repeatedly told that she is one hundred percent healthy. Her mom Rhona and her dad Tom are at a breaking point, waiting for their daughter to die while being told there is nothing anyone can do to help her.

With Susannah trapped in a body that continues to deteriorate, her family keeps hoping for someone, anyone, that can solve the mystery. Only when they finally find a doctor determined and curious enough to see her case through can Susannah begin to recover from her bizarre illness and try to get back to the vibrant young woman she was.





Witness an inspiring miracle when “Brain on Fire” opens February 22 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Hugh Jackman one last time as The Wolverine in “LOGAN” - March 1 in Philippine cinemas


HUGH JACKMAN ONE LAST TIME AS THE WOLVERINE IN “LOGAN” - MARCH 1 IN PHILIPPINE CINEMAS

Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer Hugh Jackman first brought his electrifying energy to the mutant known as Wolverine way back in 2000 in the film that launched the modern-day comic-book blockbuster, director Bryan Singer’s original X-Men. Since then, the acclaimed Australian actor has slipped into the skin of the world’s most famous mutant a record 10 times on the big screen. But this time, with “Logan”, Jackman had the chance to craft something truly special laying to rest his longtime screen alter ego.

Highly-regarded filmmaker James Mangold helms the defining chapter in the cinematic saga of one of the greatest comic book heroes ever created in “Logan” where Jackman stars alongside Patrick Stewart (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant and newcomer Dafne Keen. “Logan” sees Hugh Jackman reprise his iconic role as The Wolverine for one, final time in a raw, powerfully dramatic standalone story of sacrifice and redemption.

“Logan” is set at the backdrop of 2029 where mutants are gone—or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy abruptly end when a mysterious woman appears with an urgent request—that Logan shepherd an extraordinary young girl to safety. Soon, the claws come out as Logan must face off against dark forces and a villain from his own past on a live-or-die mission, one that will set the time-worn warrior on a path toward fulfilling his destiny.

From the outset, Jackson’s always had a gift for locating Logan’s humanity beneath his gruff, deeply scarred exterior. But with this nuanced, deeply moving performance, the actor brings the character full circle—the cigar-chomping, hard-charging loner is now a steadfastly loyal comrade-in-arms willing to sacrifice everything for what he believes.

“We wanted something that would feel very different, very fresh and ultimately something very human,” Jackson says, “because it seems to me that the strength of X-Men and the strength of Wolverine is more his humanity than his superpower. In exploring this character for the last time, I wanted to get to the heart of who that human was, more than what his claws can do.”

“There was a moment that I came to terms with the fact that this was my last one,” Jackman says. “I love this character, and he’s been amazing to me. I’d be lying if I said that I would have been okay if I didn’t feel everything was left on the table. And I mean everything. Every day, every scene was a kind of battle to get the best out of that character, to get the best out of me.” Concludes Jackman: “There was an element of life and death about it—I know that sounds dramatic, but that’s how it felt.”





Claws out on the must-see motion picture event of the year on March 1 when “Logan” finally bows in Philippine cinemas nationwide, from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Help Vince Azzopardi raise £2,000 to rescue his two disabled puppies from Dubai


I've known Vince for almost a decade now so you may trust me on this one. He was in Dubai for quite some time for his work and I think a few months ago he had to go back to England again. The sad part there is that he had to leave behind the two puppies he rescued in Dubai. I'm a proud dog lover myself (we have 12 dogs at home) so I know how he feels that's why I'm doing this for him (not to mention that I also love Vince to pieces).

Weʼre helping Vince to raise £2,000 to rescue the two disabled puppies that he found and rescued in Dubai and to bring them home to England to live with him.

I hope you guys would also be able to help him. I donated already and I'm planning to donate some more. Click here to make a donation, too.

The photos above and below show Vince with his dogs. It seems like there are 3 of them but the 2 disabled dogs are the ones that he wants to bring to England.


Here's a message from Vince:

Last year I moved to Dubai and during my time there I rescued a bunch of dogs that had been abandoned. We found homes for most of the dogs we rescued, but two of the babies have disabled legs. So no one wanted Birdy or Onyx, so I took them in to have a for ever home.

Due to unforeseen and super bad circumstances I had to leave Dubai and leave the two disabled babies with someone there to care for them. Who has told me they can no longer do this anymore.

Which has left me in a position where I need to re rescue the dogs, fly them to England and give them a home.

Normally I would never ask for help with personal things, but as it's for the puppies im putting pride to one side and if anyone can help me, to get the fur babies to safety, that would be more appreciated than words can say.

Thank you.



Thanks everyone in advance for your help.

Click here for more of Vince Azzopardi.

***Crowdfunding is the new way to raise money for a personal cause on JustGiving.***

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Terrifying cinematic spa experience in “A CURE FOR WELLNESS”


TERRIFYING CINEMATIC SPA EXPERIENCE IN “A CURE FOR WELLNESS”

A superb storyteller and a master of pacing, director Gore Verbinski, along with an impressive cast that includes Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs creates an unsettling, ominous atmosphere throughout “A Cure for Wellness”, immersing the audience in the world of the spa, where nothing is clear or straightforward.

When Lockhart (DeHaan) arrives at Volmer’s (Isaacs) sanitarium, he assumes that his mission will be simple: he will talk to Pembroke, his boss, and persuade him to come back to New York. But Pembroke doesn’t want to leave. Nobody leaves. As the plot unfolds, we experience Lockhart’s mounting anxiety. In danger of losing his sanity, whom can he trust? Lockhart agrees to undergo a course of treatment administered by the doctor and his team after his accident going back without Pembroke. Lockhart becomes friendly with Hannah (Goth) and together they set about uncovering the menacing secrets of the institute and its history. Far younger than the other patients, Hannah has spent her whole life at the Volmer Institute. Dr. Volmer takes care of her and she has minimal knowledge of the outside world.

“When we’re first introduced to Hannah, she comes across as this extremely naive and sheltered young woman,” says Goth about her character. “She’s never been encouraged or felt the need to question what it is that Volmer or the sanitarium represents. And I think that’s because she has this remarkable ability to see the good and the beauty in all things. On one level, it really is a father and daughter relationship between Hannah and Volmer, and there is a lot of deep love and respect there. She has come to love and depend on her jailer,” says Goth, elaborating on the complex relationship between Hannah and Volmer.

Dr. Volmer’s lifesaving ‘cure’ involves supposedly ‘healing water’ at the spa, which he utilizes for his highly unconventional approach to medicine. There are fascinating allusions to European mineral spas with their emphasis on cleansing, rejuvenation and revitalization. As the audience will soon discover, Dr. Volmer’s bizarre experimental therapies have a very different focus from the healing baths at the European spas. The audience is right there with Lockhart as he endures the treatments that will allegedly heal him of his condition.

What exactly are those treatments? “Without giving too much away, there are a lot of eels involved! There is a sensory deprivation chamber; there is some pretty intense dental work! I truly get tortured throughout the movie,” laughs DeHaan who had several sessions in an isolation tank. “First I was in the tank, and then I was in the dentist chair. I call it my week of torture. That’s a week I’ll never forget. It’s supposed to be scary and it was scary!”

According to Verbinski, it’s not just the patients who are experiencing Dr. Volmer’s cure. The film is so immersive that audience members almost feel as though they are enduring the treatment along with the protagonist. “What’s nice is that we’re perpetrating crimes upon the audience,” says Verbinski. “There’s a treatment that is happening to Lockhart and you are observing what is happening to him with the treatment, with the experiments at the sanitarium. But the question is: who is the patient? Is the patient Lockhart or is it the audience? That’s what fascinates me about this genre; we’re taking people into a darkened room and performing a psychological experiment on them. I’ve set out to analyze the moviegoer; I wanted to ‘diagnose’ the audience and then offer a cure. And we’re giving them a good story to keep them involved.”







A red-filled R-rated (R-16) Valentine’s date movie, “A Cure for Wellness” opens February 15 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mind-boggling psycho thriller “A CURE FOR WELLNESS” on February 15


MIND-BOGGLING PSYCHO THRILLER “A CURE FOR WELLNESS” ON FEBRUARY 15

From visionary director, Gore Verbinski, “A Cure for Wellness” is a chilling and mind-bending psychological thriller. Embarking on the movie, Verbinski wanted to make a thriller with the depth, insight and power of classics in the genre that he admired, such as “The Shining” (Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film), “Don’t Look Now” (Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film) and “Rosemary’s Baby” (Roman Polanski’s 1968 film). The idea of a quick fix cure, together with society’s malaise and the obsession with perfect health were topics that fascinated Verbinski, whose films include the hugely successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and the Academy Award® winning animated film, “Rango”.

Dane DeHaan stars as Lockhart in “A Cure for Wellness”, a driven Wall Street stockbroker who is sent by his firm to a remote alpine medical spa. Lockhart is on a mission to retrieve the company’s CEO, Pembroke (Harry Groener), a patient at the spa, who has told his staff that he has no intention of returning to New York. Lockhart arrives at the tranquil sanitarium where the residents are supposedly receiving a miracle cure. In fact though, they seem to be getting sicker. As he investigates the dark and baffling secrets behind the spa, he meets a young woman, the hauntingly beautiful Hannah (Mia Goth), a patient herself. He also gets to know another patient, the eccentric Mrs. Watkins, played by Celia Imrie, who has done some detective work of her own. Soon, Lockhart is diagnosed with the same condition as the other patients by the institution’s director, the ominous Dr. Volmer (Jason Isaacs), and finds that he is trapped in the alpine retreat. Lockhart begins to lose his grip on reality and has to endure unimaginable ordeals during the course of his own ‘treatment’.

“We started exploring the notion of a health spa in the Alps, a wellness center that doesn’t actually make you well,” says Verbinski, “and it slowly evolved from there. It became pretty clear to us that this was going to be a genre piece, and we started playing around with the concept of inevitability. It’s the sense that there is a sickness, a sort of black spot on your x-ray that won’t go away!”

One of Hollywood’s most exciting young actors, the gifted and charismatic Dane DeHaan (“Kill Your Darlings”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “Life”) was thrilled about taking on the role of Lockhart and working with Verbinski. “To listen to Gore’s vision and hear how passionate he was about it, and then to read the script and understand what a challenging role it was—that was irresistible,” says DeHaan. “My character goes through so much in this film, it’s crazy. And this was an opportunity to work with a great filmmaker.”

The evocative world created by Gore and his gifted team, the treatments that the patients undergo at Volmer’s spa, and the dramatic tension throughout the film, combine to create a gripping and terrifying cinematic experience. Like the best films in the genre, “A Cure for Wellness” leaves the audience unsettled and unnerved, questioning the darker side of human nature. It’s the kind of unease that lingers long after the closing credits have rolled. “It’s like people telling ghost stories around a campfire,” says Verbinski, explaining why moviegoers enjoy watching an engrossing psychological thriller.

“It’s almost like a huge roller coaster, but the film is also asking a lot of important questions,” comments DeHaan. “At times, you are really feeling terrified. But if you are in a communal setting like a theater, you know you are safe and you know that what is happening on screen is completely removed from reality.”





“A Cure For Wellness” opens February 15 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. Rated R-16 by the local censors board (MTRCB).

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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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?