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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Miranda Hart: Brit's crowned Queen of Comedy tops up laughs and action in “SPY”


MIRANDA HART: BRIT’S CROWNED QUEEN OF COMEDY TOPS UP LAUGHS AND ACTION IN “SPY”

Miranda Hart, British Comedy Awards’ crowned Queen of Comedy plays along with Hollywood A-listers Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Allison Janney and Melissa McCarthy in the action comedy “Spy.”

Hart plays Nancy, best friend to Melissa McCarthy’s Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA analyst, the brains behind her suave colleague, super spy, Bradley Fine (Law), who is out in the field, engaged in dangerous assignments. When Fine suddenly vanishes, Cooper goes undercover herself. Dressed in various disguises to ensure her anonymity, Agent Cooper quickly proves herself adept at the job, despite formidable challenges.

But Bradley’s attempt to walk a ‘Fine line’ with Susan doesn’t sit well with her best friend and colleague Nancy. Deeply protective, she blames him for stifling Susan’s career advancement and toying with her emotions. “Nancy is an earpiece girl, like Susan,” Hart says. “She’s tacky, geeky, great at her job, but socially quite rubbish. She and Susan are two fish out of water, in the same empty fishbowl. They have a ‘womance,’ you might say.”

Director Paul Feig tailored the part of Nancy specifically for Hart, whom he has admired for years. “I’ve tried to get her in other projects, and it never panned out, so it’s enormously satisfying to finally work with her.”
Topping notes that Feig celebrates unconventional women and Hart fits that bill – if the bill can accommodate her 6’1” stature. Skilled at using her lanky frame and gait to great comedic effect, the British star of her self-titled UK sitcom also appears as ‘Chummy’ in the hit BBC series, “Call the Midwife,” set in the 1950s.

When it appears Susan has breeched the parameters of her mission, Nancy is dispatched by her boss, Elaine Crocker (Janney), to find out what the novice spy is up to. She quickly discovers her BFF has gone full-on rogue. “As a solid ‘rules & regs’ kind of gal, Nancy is both appalled and awed by Susan’s defiance of Elaine’s ‘observe and report only’ directive,” explains Hart. “Nancy is terrified of the world and begins screwing things up for Susan. She makes everything a complete muddle, which is where a lot of the high comedy happens.”

Miranda Hart explains one of her favourite scenes in the movie, “Nancy needs to distract eyes away from the dance floor, so she rushes the stage and tackles 50 Cent. Just plows him over.” Miranda Hart said she appreciated spending two days sprawled all over the “handsome and muscular Mr. Cent.” The numerous bruises on her body afterward attest to the zeal with which Miranda performed the scene. “I mounted him rather aggressively after the tackle, which caused the security guards to manhandle me. We lay on each other for hours of shooting, which made for a somewhat awkward hello the next day.”

50 Cent himself confirms that, on the first take, “Miranda hit me like a linebacker. I was prepared to sort of fake fall when she made contact, but no fakery was required. I found myself on the ground.”




Planeload of action and laughs explode when “Spy” opens in cinemas this May 21 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 Mwah! 


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Monday, May 18, 2015

“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” roars to $109-M worldwide opening


“MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” ROARS TO $109-M WORLDWIDE OPENING
Film is the #1 new release at the worldwide box office
“Mad Max: Fury Road” gives George Miller his biggest opening ever and is already the top-grossing “Mad Max” film

Riding on rave reviews and huge anticipation around the globe, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” thundered at the worldwide box office with an opening weekend of more than $109.4 million, making it the #1 new release at the global box office. It is also the biggest opening ever for director George Miller and is already the highest grossing of all the “Mad Max” films. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

George Miller’s return to the world of “Mad Max” was a major draw overseas, where it earned an aggregate estimated $65 million in 68 territories on 16,900 screens. It was #1 at the box office in almost 40 territories, including Australia, the birthplace of the post-apocalyptic anti-hero, as well as such key markets as France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Korea, all of Scandinavia, and many more.

In the Philippines, the film received unanimous praise from critics and grossed a formidable P22.74-M gross in four days.

In the U.S., “Mad Max: Fury Road” had an excellent opening of more than $44.4 million at 3,702 locations.

In making the announcement, Fellman said, “George Miller, together with his extraordinary cast, led by Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, and fellow filmmakers, has created a movie-going experience that critics agree is not to be missed, as evidenced by the 98% ‘Fresh’ score on Rotten Tomatoes—resulting in the biggest opening weekend ever for an R-rated actioner so well-reviewed. Word of mouth is already tremendous and should drive box office returns well into summer.”

Kwan Vandenberg stated, “It’s truly gratifying to see the fantastic critical reaction translate to such strong numbers at the box office. George Miller’s edge-of-your-seat, action-packed experience is a must-see big-screen visual stunner that is luring both diehard followers and new fans around the world.”

Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, said, “Anticipation began with our early campaign, which offered just a taste of the world inhabited by George Miller’s unique characters. Triumphant premieres in Los Angeles and at the Cannes Film Festival further fueled the social media buzz surrounding ‘Fury Road,’ which, combined with phenomenal reviews, turned the release into a global event.”

Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, added, “The success of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is a testament to the commitment of George Miller and his team to deliver something moviegoers have never seen before. George’s vision not only lives up to the legacy of his pioneering ‘Mad Max’ films but expands upon that legacy for a new generation. We thank our partners at Village Roadshow and, together with them, congratulate everyone involved in the film.”




From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by Imperator Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.


Now playing across the Philippines in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX theaters, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

 Mwah! 


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Uber “SPY” Jude Law: All is fine in the espionage game


UBER “SPY” JUDE LAW: ALL IS FINE IN THE ESPIONAGE GAME

Meet the finest spy of them all, Jude Law stars as Bradley Fine, a charming but self-absorbed fop who manages to complete his missions while keeping every hair in place in the fall-off-your-seat action comedy “Spy.”

Paul Feig directs the hilarious action comedy, “Spy.” Law stars alongside Oscar nominated actress Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA analyst, the brains behind the suave colleague, super spy, Bradley Fine (Law), who is out in the field, engaged in dangerous assignments. Fine gets the credit for all the successes, but it is actually Cooper doing most of the complicated work. She is also secretly besotted with the charismatic Fine, but it’s a case of unrequited love. When Fine goes off the grid while trying to locate a nuclear bomb, Susan Cooper volunteers to go out into the field herself, becoming a bona fide spy, infiltrating the world of international espionage in Europe. She has to confront the villainous, rich and ultra-glamorous Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) who is the daughter of a notorious arms dealer, with access to a nuclear weapon. It is up to the intrepid Agent Cooper to stop her before she wreaks global havoc!

Jude Law says: “As far as Fine is concerned, he and Susan are the perfect team, unflappable, the cream of the crop in the CIA. He sees the relationship as purely platonic, despite the occasional flirtations. Certain elements of that she may misread, or perhaps hope will develop into something more. He doesn’t imagine that she has any real desire to leave the basement, but you could argue that he wants Susan to remain there because without her he might be lost.”

McCarthy agrees: “Fine is somewhat manipulative, but in a way that’s understandable. If you’re out in the field, you want the best person possible on your team, and you want them to be totally on top of things.” Says McCarthy, “I love the way Jude plays Fine as charming but a bit of a cad.”

Law admits he has seldom had more fun in a role, and emphasizes it was important for Fine to “tick certain boxes and lure the audience into the high-stakes danger of spy craft. It’s one of those few screen characters that so many boys pretend to be – astronaut, soldier, spy…“The discussions Paul and I had about Fine centered on the idea that we didn’t want him to be mean. He has genuine affection for Susan, along with self-interest in keeping the team together. Striking that balance is important.”

Truth to be told, Jude Law is running for his life, 25 feet below ground during the film’s production. On day one of filming, and cast and crew have assembled in a labyrinth of limestone caves that stretches some 23 miles underneath a brewery in Buda, Hungary. Jude’s character, Bradley Fine, is trying to elude some armed henchmen, relying on intel delivered to his earpiece from Susan Cooper in Langley, 6,000 miles away from his predicament in Bulgaria. Fine wears special CIA issued contact lenses that act as a camera, sending visual images back to Cooper. Director of photography Robert Yeoman uses small GoPro cameras to simulate the imagery delivered by the contact lens camera, letting the audience see exactly what Susan is viewing on her monitor.

Says Law: “When Fine’s on the frontlines, Cooper is telling him where to go, who’s following him, the nearest escape route. His life is in her hands.” The caves were originally excavated as quarries in the 1700s, and later repurposed for beer storage. At various times they have been used as emergency shelters and even hidden hangers for Nazi aircraft. It was late in March, and while the temperature above ground is mild, at this subterranean depth breath condenses in the air, and crew members don winter jackets and hats.

It’s a physically demanding role for the fit and athletic Law, who’s required to run through long expanses of the tunnels, and engage in hand-to-hand combat. Says stunt coordinator JJ Perry: “Jude has a reputation for being good at stunts, but he’s more than that. He’s a beast. He killed that sequence.”



The latest elite team of undercover agents will knock you off your feet when “Spy” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on May 21 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jason Statham in his funniest and hard-hitting action stunts in “SPY”


JASON STATHAM IN HIS FUNNIEST AND HARD-HITTING ACTION STUNTS IN “SPY”

In the latest all-out high-octane action and laugh-out-loud “Spy” movie, Jason Statham describes his role in the film as “different from anything I’ve done, and it’s been great fun.”

Statham stars with Academy Award nominees Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law along with Golden Globe nominee Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Allison Janney with the special participation of Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson. The movie brings at the center of the action the world’s unlikely heroine, Susan Cooper (McCarthy), a brilliant, intuitive and relatable desk agent, who has worked in the dreary basement at CIA headquarters for years. Her colleague is the charming, sophisticated and self-absorbed super spy Bradley Fine, played by Jude Law. An unsung hero, Cooper is the one who guides her partner via a computer and an earpiece, when he is out on perilous assignments, steering him through sticky situations around the globe. Fine gets the credit for all the successes, but it is actually Cooper doing most of the complicated work. She is also secretly besotted with the charismatic Fine, but it’s a case of unrequited love.

When Fine goes off the grid while trying to locate a nuclear bomb, Susan Cooper volunteers to go out into the field herself, becoming a bona fide spy, infiltrating the world of international espionage in Europe. She has to confront the villainous, rich and ultra-glamorous Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) who is the daughter of a notorious arms dealer, with access to a nuclear weapon. It is up to the intrepid Agent Cooper to stop her before she wreaks global havoc!

Cooper has another challenge to deal with in the form of Rick Ford (a hilarious performance by Statham), a supposedly ace operative. Ford turns out to be bumbling, intense and supremely arrogant. He completely underestimates Cooper, who surprises everyone with her all-round excellence. Out of her element at the start, Susan Cooper rapidly learns all the skills required for her new job.

Statham’s Ford considers himself a match for anyone. Everyone. All at once. Part Rambo, part Clousseau, Agent Rick Ford embodies the words intrepid, fearless and clueless. Ford’s confidence is far removed from competence. Ford quits the CIA in protest of Cooper being an agent on the field, and goes off the grid, determined to see the mission through on his own. “Ford is very intense, yet comically oblivious to his own bumbling,” says Statham.

Director Paul Feig, once an aspiring stuntman, is a fan of Statham’s movies, and, as with Nancy and Miranda Hart, tailored the Ford role to the actor. Melissa McCarthy says, “Jason’s Rick Ford is going to blow your mind. He’s a bit of a sociopath, but Jason plays him with such conviction. He doesn’t wink at the camera or allow it to go into spoof, which is what makes it so ungodly funny.”






Side-splittingly funny, riveting and action-packed, “Spy” opens very soon this May 21 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


 Mwah! 


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Melissa McCarthy: When the world needs a new “SPY”


MELISSA MCCARTHY: WHEN THE WORLD NEEDS A NEW “SPY”

Susan Cooper may be out of her element. But not out of her league. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Blessed with freakish memory, Cooper labors in a dreary sub-basement office, serving as the eyes and ears (and pining for the heart) of super agent Bradley Fine – a charming but self-absorbed fop who manages to complete his missions while keeping every hair in place.

In latching onto her first spy mission, McCarthy’s Susan Cooper must first let go of insecurity and self-doubt while mustering the nerve to abandon her desk at Langley (CIA Headquarters) to tangle with an assortment of well-quaffed European baddies.

Says McCarthy: “Susan’s always had ability, and is great technically and tactically, but she lacked confidence. Now her field experiences and loyalty to Jude’s character, Bradley Fine, begin to bring out her full potential. She discovers talents she didn’t know she had.”

Teaming with Melissa McCarthy for the third time, following their smash hits “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” writer-director Paul Feig this time adds a planeload of action to their trademark comedy and sets the story in gorgeous European locales. The bustling, unfamiliar environments of such famed capitals as Rome, Paris and Budapest add to Susan’s disorienting transition into the cloak-and-dagger fieldwork of international espionage.

In developing a palette for the film, Feig, along with director of photography Robert Yeoman and production designer Jefferson Sage, was inspired by James Bond movies. They set out to make a comedy in the visual style of those iconic films, with sweeping shots, striking backdrops and convincing action sequences. Yeoman says, “Typically in comedies the lighting is bright and flat, but Paul wanted it darker, with more contrast, to emphasize some of the danger and risks in the shadowy world of espionage. There is a big scope to the location shots.”

“Spy” shot primarily in Budapest, Hungary, which also doubles for Rome and Paris. The city’s striking and varied architecture allowed Sage to utilize interesting landmarks and unique neighborhood characteristics to distinguish between the three capitals. Buda, located on the west side of the Danube, is hilly, with winding cobblestone streets that provide an effective cheat for Rome. Meanwhile, abundant natural trees and vegetation effectively serve to soften the location backdrops for Paris, which filmmakers wanted keep lighter and wider in tonality.




“Spy” opens May 21 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Stars commit to “SUICIDE SQUAD” (Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto to Head Cast)


STARS COMMIT TO “SUICIDE SQUAD”
Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto to Head Cast

An all-star roster of actors has joined Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure “Suicide Squad,” bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”). The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

Ayer is also writing the script for “Suicide Squad,” which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.


The film is slated for release beginning on August 5, 2016.

 Mwah! 


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The night Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys "hugged" me (20 years in the making!)

I was 8 when I first saw Nick Carter on MTV (music video of "Quit Playing Games With My Heart"). I think he was 16 at that time. I instantly became a fan of him and the Backstreet Boys. He's probably also one of my very first crushes ever.

Since then, I promised myself that there would come a time that I'd get to see him in person too.

I did get to finally see him in person back in 2010 when I went to the Backstreet Boys "This Is Us" concert at SMART-Araneta Coliseum and in 2012 for the "NKOTBBSB" concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

I was happy that at last I did get to see him perform live on stage, but I somehow wanted more. I wanted to meet him in person and tell him how big a fan I am of him ever since for 2 decades now.

But I'm gay. I just wasn't sure how open he was with having gay fans like me, or the rest of the boys (Brian Littrell, AJ McClean, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson) for that matter. But, hey....you just have one shot in life.

Come what may.

And lo and behold, come May 5, 2015, at the MOA Arena, around 6PM. This happened....


Dreams do come true!!!

Thank you, Lord!!! Finally!!! After 20 years...20 long years!!!

And not only that....

Nick Carter hugged me.

NICK. CARTER. HUGGED. ME.

I didn't approach him and offered to hug him first. He was the one who made the first move to hug me.

Me. A gay fan. Getting a hug from Nick Carter.

It was so more than enough! I swear. I so swear. Surreal!

Some of you might not understand why I feel this way about this experience, but believe me...that night is probably the happiest night of my life ever. EVER.

This is also a very big deal to me because not all artists are LGBT friendly. They might seem and express to be LGBT friendly when they're on TV or something but most of the time they're very different in person. And you can't hide such level of discomfort or resentment to an LGBT fan. I'm so thankful that with Nick Carter it was different.

Thank you, Nick Carter. Thank you so much. Thank you for touching my life and making me believe again that life is indeed very beautiful.



And I love you to pieces.

 Mwah! 


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Friday, May 8, 2015

The world gets pitch-slapped in “PITCH PERFECT 2”


THE WORLD GETS PITCH-SLAPPED IN “PITCH PERFECT 2”

The Barden Bellas are back to pitch slap the world in Universal Pictures' “Pitch Perfect 2,” the follow-up to 2012’s runaway global hit about a group of lovable misfits with only one thing in common: the irresistible way they sound when they’re seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like never before.

It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win a national title. But when they get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good.

With just one chance left at redeeming their legacy, the Bellas must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen. And as they struggle to balance the pressures of musical domination with senior angst, it will take the power of sisterhood to find their voice and see what it takes to be the world’s top pitches.

Reprising their roles as the girls who run the a cappella world are Anna Kendrick as Beca, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy, Brittany Snow as Chloe, Anna Camp as Aubrey, Alexis Knapp as Stacie, Hana Mae Lee as Lilly, Ester Dean as Cynthia Rose, Kelley Jakle as Jessica and Shelley Regner as Ashley.
The brand-new Bellas who are welcomed to “Pitch Perfect 2” are Hailee Steinfeld as Emily, a legacy freshman who is eager to follow in the footsteps of her talented vocalist mother, Katherine (Katey Sagal), and Chrissie Fit as Flo, a transfer student who is constantly puzzled by the self-induced dramatics of her fellow underclassmen.

Rejoining the comedy as the unbelievably odd, scene-stealing commentators of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella are John Michael Higgins as the super-sexist John and actress/director/producer Elizabeth Banks as fabulous, frequent divorcée Gail.

As the Bellas head off to the world championships in Denmark, they must face off against the toughest competition on the planet: German supergroup Das Sound Machine, led by the cut-Beca-to-the-quick Kommissar (Birgitte Hjort Sorensen of Autómata) and her sidekick, Pieter Krämer (YouTube superstar Flula Borg).

Making their motion-picture debuts are six superfans, some of whom also happen to be members of the Green Bay Packers—Clay Matthews, David Bakhtiari, Jordan Rodgers, Don Barclay, T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton. Die-hard aficionados of “Pitch Perfect,” they were cast after impressing the filmmakers with their enviable knowledge of every song, line and dance move of the 2012 comedy.
Helmed by Banks, and produced by “Pitch Perfect’s” Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks, “Pitch Perfect 2” finds Kay Cannon (TV’s New Girl, 30 Rock) back with the team to pen the next chapter and co-produce.



Opening across the Philippines on May 13, 2015, “Pitch Perfect 2” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

 Mwah! 


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

All of the bellas reunite for “PITCH PERFECT 2”


ALL OF THE BELLAS REUNITE FOR “PITCH PERFECT 2”

All of the Bellas are back for Universal Pictures' “Pitch Perfect 2” – reprising their roles as the girls who run the a cappella world are Anna Kendrick as Beca, Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy, Brittany Snow as Chloe, Anna Camp as Aubrey, Alexis Knapp as Stacie, Hana Mae Lee as Lilly, Ester Dean as Cynthia Rose, Kelley Jakle as Jessica and Shelley Regner as Ashley.

Watch the Bellas talk about taking on the a capella world championships below.




It’s been three years since the Bellas brought their signature vocals, style and attitude to become the first all-female group to win America's national title. But when they get banned after a scandal that threatens to derail their last year at Barden, the three-time defending champs worry that this time they’ve lost their harmony for good. With just one chance left at redeeming their legacy, the Bellas must fight for their right to win the World Championships of A Cappella in Copenhagen.

Kendrick appreciated that Beca has moved from a wide-eyed freshman to a more polished senior. She agrees with her producers that the singers had to be taken down a peg so they could show us who they truly are—both vocally and personally—and get back up again. Kendrick reflects: “The Bellas have gone a little too far. They went for an original sound by the end of the first movie, and this time around it’s good…but it’s a lot. There’s too much showmanship and sound, so this movie is about them thinking they need to push it even further, when they actually need to strip back down and find themselves again.”

It wouldn’t be “Pitch Perfect” without the one and only Patricia, more affectionately known as Fat Amy. With her signature dry humor, Rebel Wilson discusses just what brought her back for the second chapter: “When I heard about it, I was like, ‘Do I get to have a solo in this one?’ And then I found out I did, so I was totally in. Then I asked, ‘Do I get to have a naked shower scene in this one?’ When they said, ‘Yes,’ I told them, ‘You don’t even have to pay me then. I’ll just do this movie for free.’” Jokes aside, Wilson appreciates that her character has a love story in this chapter. “You get a bit more in-depth with Fat Amy and what she’s going to do when she graduates…as well as how that affects her.”

No stranger to odd shower scenes in a Pitch Perfect film, Brittany Snow returns as Chloe, the seventh-year senior who is having a hard time saying goodbye. The performer shares a bit about where we find her character: “Chloe is so passionate about singing in the Bellas that she’s chosen to stay and intentionally fail a lot of her classes. So she’s even crazier than the first time, and she’s very passionate, which leads to a lot of mayhem because she’s extremely overzealous when it comes to singing. She’s even weirder than before, which is fun for me to play.”

The Bellas’ sultriest member, Stacie, is once again played by Alexis Knapp. The actress muses: “For Stacie, not much has changed, except her hair color. It is three years later, so everyone’s matured, and she’s not as wild…in certain ways.”

Without a doubt, the Bellas’ quirkiest member is Lilly, known for softly uttering non sequiturs at every turn. For her part, Hana Mae Lee has embraced how much joy the character has brought to audiences. She reflects: “I love Lilly. She’s funny and quiet, but she’s never shy. I think a lot of people thought, ‘Oh, she’s cute but weird.’ What I like about her is that the audience still hasn’t figured her out 100 percent, because there are always new things going on with her.”

Ester Dean, who plays the no-nonsense Cynthia Rose, discusses the transformation for all of her fellow thespians: “In Pitch Perfect, we were becoming friends and getting to know each other. We were going through the shock of learning the dances and singing a cappella, and we just did our job as we were working. This time, we are friends acting together. I’ve never felt so connected to them as I do now.”

Rounding out the core cast of graduating senior Bellas are Kelley Jakle and Shelley Regner, who play, respectively, Jessica and Ashley. Both extremely talented vocalists, Jakle was part of the multiple ICCA-winning SoCal VoCals, while Regner is a distinguished, talented performer in her own right, having appeared alongside Jakle at Carnegie Hall, and currently co-starring on the live sketch-comedy show “TMI Hollywood.”

Although one of our favorite Bellas, Aubrey, played by Anna Camp, has graduated, as all the girls know: once a Bella, always a Bella. Now the program director at a corporate boot camp, Aubrey is most definitely her father’s daughter and steps in to whip the Bellas into shape after they’ve lost their way…and their sound.





Opening across the Philippines on May 13, “Pitch Perfect 2” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

 Mwah! 


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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Friendship takes spotlight in “PITCH PERFECT 2”


FRIENDSHIP TAKES SPOTLIGHT IN “PITCH PERFECT 2”

Friendship and music hit the right spots in the new full trailer of Universal Pictures' eagerly anticipated comedy sequel “Pitch Perfect 2” which may be viewed below.



The Barden Bellas are back in “Pitch Perfect 2,” the follow-up to the original smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of “Pitch Perfect,” and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.
The film stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Hailee Steinfeld with John Michael Higgins, Katey Sagal and Elizabeth Banks.



Opening across the Philippines on May 13, 2015, “Pitch Perfect 2” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

 Mwah! 


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bellas run the world in “PITCH PERFECT 2”


BELLAS RUN THE WORLD IN “PITCH PERFECT 2”

Universal Pictures has revealed the main trailer of its highly awaited comedy sequel “Pitch Perfect 2” which may be viewed below.



The Barden Bellas are back in “Pitch Perfect 2,” the follow-up to the original smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of “Pitch Perfect,” and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.
The film stars Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Hailee Steinfeld with John Michael Higgins, Katey Sagal and Elizabeth Banks.


Opening across the Philippines on May 13, 2015, “Pitch Perfect 2” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

 Mwah! 


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Monday, May 4, 2015

So excited to see the Backstreet Boys tomorrow! (Waited 20 years for this!)


I should really be asleep by now but I dunno why I still couldn't sleep.

I guess I'm just really so super duper mega ultra excited!!!

I've already been to 2 of their concerts in the past, back in 2010 (click here) and in 2012 (click here). I had so much fun in both events. I truly did.

But this time around, it's gonna be different....

I already have my ticket....
And I also have a meet and greet VIP pass!!!

I just really can't contain my happiness. I'm so sorry. I'm just really so so so so so so so happy!!! (I know. That's redundancy.)

I hope it's ok with the boys to take photos with a gay fan like me during the meet and greet tomorrow. I really do hope it's ok with them. I'm nervous. I'm so nervous. But at the same time...I'm so more than excited and happy!!!

I've waited 20 years for this. 20 long years! 20 long years to get the chance to be close with Nick Carter, shake his hand, have a photo taken with him, or even get a quick but warm hug from him. I know he's already married but he's my biggest crush ever when I was still a kid! (I think I became gay because of him. CHOZ!) I just love him so much. As in. Swear. Super. I'm a mega fan of Nick Carter. And I'm not ashamed of that.

The Backstreet Boys and Nick Carter are the epitome of my childhood. They'll forever be part of my younger years.

I hope they'll sing "Back To Your Heart" and "Anywhere For You" tomorrow night.

Dear God, please make everything work so well tomorrow. Please. This is my moment. This is the moment I've been waiting for. Thank you. Amen.


I think I'm gonna cry!!!

How about you guys? Are you excited?

 Mwah! 


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Friday, May 1, 2015

My first "Charaptor" experience at SM MOA by the Bay (Lovezzzit!!!)


First and foremost, thank you Cheska and Charie for the wonderful time that we had at the opening of Charaptor's second branch at SM MOA by the Bay! And thank you to my bangs for not cooperating in the photo below. CHOZ!

This was basically my first "Charaptor" experience ever and it had been made so special because it coincided with the grand opening of their SM Mall of Asia branch.
Barbecue all you can! I love barbeque. And I so so so love isaw. I wonder if they have isaw? Let's find out.
The ambiance inside made me feel like I was inside a log cabin, though, of course, the entire establishment was made of concrete.
That's where we were gonna have our barbecue. Hot charcoal would be put inside it.
And that's the buffet table! A voluminous premium selection of meat, poultry, seafood, and veggies for us to choose from. None of which were cooked, of course.
I saw something. Was that isaw?
They also had a dessert bar and beside it were some appetizers like siomai and cheese sticks (I think). Behind the appetizers were a few pasta options and some fried rice. I loved their carbonara actually.
Tada! Just one more thing missing. The charcoal.
I just thought of taking a photo of those lighting fixtures. I thought that they were cute and modern.
On the buffet table you would also find an array of various sauces. And on your table you will see some tips on which sauce/s would perfectly match each delicacy.
And this is how you would cook it. I suck at barbecuing. I swear.
And here's a closer (but blurry) look at what were being served on the buffet table.
Uh...huh....
You would see the staff preparing some of 'em in front of you. So that kinda guarantees that everything that they serve is clean and fresh.
There were also some sausages by the way.
What I initially got was a pile of fried siomai (LOLZ!), some fried rice, a bowl of cream of mushroom soup, and a glass of pineapple juice (I so loved their pineapple juice. It brought back so many of my childhood memories. I dunno why.)
ISAW!!!! I only got 4 sticks, though. I also decided to try the salmon, some steaks, and a chicken sausage.
While waiting for my isaw to get cooked, I decided to try their carbonara (which, like I said, I really loved) and a few more pieces of their very delectable fried siomai. I guess it's also already very obvious that I so enjoyed eating their fried siomai. CHOZ!
Hmmm...such a serene moment....
ISAW!!!!!!! Believe it or not, I really really really irrevocably love isaw. As in. Super. For those of you who dunno what isaw is, it's actually...well....chicken intestines on a stick.
Don't you just love this? Anyway, their isaw also tasted really great. I think I was able to finish around 7 sticks that night. YIKES!
'Til our next "Charaptor" moment, Cheska and Charie!

The best charcoal barbecue buffet in Manila. Enjoy char-grilled juicy meat and fresh seafood. Taste the smoky flavor produced only by real charcoal grill.

https://www.facebook.com/CharaptorBBQ/timeline


Some of you might notice that their MOA branch is pricier than their Makati branch. You really hafta visit their MOA branch to know the difference. Their MOA branch serves a premium selection of steaks and seafood that aren't found in their Makati branch (I verified this from a friend who frequents their branch in Kamagong). The ambiance is also different. VERY DIFFERENT from their Makati one. I've already seen their Makati branch from the outside and I would be so unfair if I'd compare it to their MOA branch. Just see for your self.

Plus, c'mon...they have aircon in MOA. I mean...c'mon....

Teehee!

 Mwah! 


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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?