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Friday, July 31, 2015

Hitman David Foster and Friends Asia Tour 2015 (August 18, 2015, 8PM, SMART Araneta Coliseum)


David Foster together with Natalie Cole, Boyz II Men, Ruben Studdard, Real - Charice and featuring The X Factor Philippines and Cotai International Jazz and Blues Festival 2014 finalist Mark Mabasa will be performing at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on August 18, 8PM.

"David Foster is a musician, songwriter, composer, music arranger, producer, and recording artiste for more than 4 decades. His portfolio includes the biggest names in pop music. He has played a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and many more. With his passion and effort in producing some of the biggest songs in history, he has since won 16 Grammy Awards and racked up 3 Oscar nominations for “Best Original Song”.

Not too long ago, Foster moved to front stage by producing his own concerts namely “David Foster and Friends” featuring live performances by Foster and some top performers in the music industry.



Tickets are available at Ticketnet Online.


Below is the Araneta Coliseum seat plan for this concert.


You may also watch the video below for further details.



I'm actually quite surprised to find out that David Foster and Mark Mabasa are friends. Teehee!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ayala Malls Cinemas' “THE GOOD LIE” relishes on the good life has to offer


AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ “THE GOOD LIE” RELISHES ON THE GOOD LIFE HAS TO OFFER

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ exclusive offering, “The Good Lie” presents a realization how fortunate it is to be born with the comforts of life – a bed, a blanket, a light, a home, an education and the unlimited supply and access to food and water.

In the latest movie “The Good Lie” that will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide on July 29, we are introduced to the true stories of thousands of children left orphaned by the unfolding of the greatest humanitarian crisis in the history - the brutal civil war in Sudan around 1983.

Along with Witherspoon, the film stars Corey Stoll (TV’s “House of Cards”); real-life Sudanese refugees Arnold Oceng (BBC’s “Grange Hill”) and newcomer Nyakuoth Wiel; Ger Duany (“I Heart Huckabees”) and rapper Emmanuel Jal, who were both former child soldiers and lost boys; and Femi Oguns (BBC’s “The Casualty”). Rounding out the cast are Sarah Baker as volunteer Pamela Lowi; Mike Pniewski as Mamere’s boss; and children of real-life Sudanese refugees Peterdeng Mongok, Okwar Jale, Thon Kueth, Beng Ajuet and Kejo Jale as the younger lost boys.

Together, against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humor in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America. They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

"The Good Lie" centers primarily around three Lost Boys, Mamere, Paul and Jeremiah. These are fictional characters based on true events from the thousands of orphaned Sudanese children. We meet them-together with Mamere's eldest brother, Theo, and younger sister, Abital-as children, braving the grueling walk from southern Sudan to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Then, 13 years later, we are re-introduced to them as young adults, and eventually follow the group to America, where they encounter the kind of culture shock we can't begin to fathom.

Sadly, many children died along the way, succumbing to starvation or thirst or crossing paths with the northern militia. But those who survived eventually found sanctuary in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. In 2000, as the numbers in the camp grew and there seemed to be no end to their plight, the United States, urged by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, began welcoming groups of Lost Boys to America, where they had the opportunity to build a new life.

Reese Witherspoon notes, "I was immediately pulled in by the story of the Lost Boys, just seeing their struggle and how they fought to survive...and then getting the opportunity to start over again in America and what inherent challenges that presented to them. The script really offered a perspective of these two worlds meeting."




“The Good Lie” opens exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide on July 29. Check out www.sureseats.com for advance ticket purchase and reserved seats.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Inspiring true story on the lost boys of Sudan in “THE GOOD LIE” unfolds in Ayala Cinemas July 29


INSPIRING TRUE STORY ON THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN IN “THE GOOD LIE” UNFOLDS IN AYALA CINEMAS JULY 29

One of Hollywood’s and the world’s most influential people, Reese Witherspoon, stars in an inspiring story etched in history in “The Good Lie.”

Based on true events, “The Good Lie” centers on orphans during the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America. In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar”) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war.

Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them.

As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival.

Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis (Witherspoon), an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs—no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them.

Although Carrie has successfully kept herself from any emotional entanglements, these refugees, who desperately require help navigating the 20th century and rebuilding their shattered lives, need just that. So Carrie embarks on her own unchartered territory, enlisting the help of her boss, Jack (Corey Stoll).

Together, against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humor in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America.




Follow their inspiring journey when “The Good Lie” opens this July 29 exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide. Check www.sureseats.com for screening schedules and ticket reservation at Ayala Malls Cinemas.

 Mwah! 


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Justice has a bad side in first trailer of “SUICIDE SQUAD”


JUSTICE HAS A BAD SIDE IN FIRST TRAILER OF “SUICIDE SQUAD”

The first-look trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures' “Suicide Squad” that was shown to the Comic Con crowd a few days ago has now been officially released worldwide by the studio, and may be viewed below.



The new action adventure “Suicide Squad” brings DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”), who also wrote the screenplay.

The film stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (“Run All Night,” “RoboCop”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus,” upcoming the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.

“Suicide Squad” is 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 in the Philipines on August 3, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Poignant teen issues from John Green's adapted novel in “PAPER TOWNS”


POIGNANT TEEN ISSUES FROM JOHN GREEN’S ADAPTED NOVEL IN “PAPER TOWNS”

While “The Fault In Our Stars” touched the audience’s core with its theme on young love, death and moving on, the latest young adult book to be adapted on film by phenomenal author John Green which is “Paper Towns” will similarly move the audience on its themes on growing up and the valuable yet hurtful truths that comes with it.

“Paper Towns” captures the essence of life and relationships for young adults with elements of humor and mystery. The talented rising star Nat Wolff plays Quentin Jacobson (known as Q), who has been captivated by the charismatic Margo Roth Spiegelman (played by model-actress Cara Delevingne) since her family moved in next door, when he was nine years old. Now about to finish high school, Margo and Q hang out in very different groups. Quentin’s life has been mapped out; he has plans to become a doctor. When he’s not studying, he spends all his time with his friends, Ben (Austin Abrams) and Radar (Justice Smith). In contrast to Q, the elusive Margo is impetuous, instinctive and lives in the moment. She also loves mysteries and is a bit of a mystery herself!

Margo suddenly appears at Q’s bedroom window one night and enlists his help for a series of daring pranks she has planned, intending to exact revenge on her cheating boyfriend. Hoping the adventure could lead to romance, Q agrees to join in the conspiracy. The next morning Margo has vanished, leaving behind cryptic clues for Q to decipher. Determined to find the girl of his dreams, Q embarks on a road trip with Ben, Radar and two other classmates: Lacey (Halston Sage) and Angela (Jaz Sinclair), driving from Florida to New York. It turns out to be a hilarious and fun journey, in which Q discovers the value of friendship and learns what love is all about.

The story’s biggest draws were its characters and their friendships. “It’s the story of Quentin and his friends searching for Margo, but in that process, it culminates in an epic road trip,” says John Green. “It’s really about finding a deeper meaning of friendship and learning to imagine other people as being more complex than initial impressions.”

Those themes resonate with young people, Green continues. “Every teenager knows what it’s like to be put in a category, to be seen as one thing when you are, in fact, many things. So I think that’s the first thing people will connect with. I also think audiences will connect to the love stories in the movie. And then, the most important thing, to me, is that it’s a very funny movie about real friendship, and how real friendship can sustain you. Romantic love is not the only kind of valuable love.”







An endearing and unforgettable journey awaits when “Paper Towns” opens this July 22 in cinemas nationwide (Philippines) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Who were with you on your first heartbreak? They were with Q in “PAPER TOWNS”


WHO WERE WITH YOU ON YOUR FIRST HEARTBREAK? THEY WERE WITH Q IN “PAPER TOWNS”

How many miles would you go for a friend? In the very endearing coming of age movie, “Paper Towns” based on bestselling tome by John Green, high school friends drove and rode more than a thousand miles for a friend to find the girl he’s smitten with since he was nine.

From the same team that produced “Fault In Our Stars,” “Paper Towns” tells the story of Quentin (Nat Wolff), a romantic and studious teenager, who is in love with Margo (Cara Delevingne), his beautiful and enigmatic next-door neighbor. Good friends as children, they have since grown apart. But one night, towards the end of high school, Margo persuades Quentin to join her on a wild, night long adventure, which involves a series of outrageous pranks. But the next day, Margo disappears, leaving behind a trail of clues. Q and his friends set off on a road trip to track her down.

Directed by Jake Schreier, Q’s story began when he was nine when the lovely Margo moved into the house next door. A studious boy who has his life mapped out, Q is close to his similarly clever and slightly nerdy classmates, Ben (Austin Abrams) and Radar (Justice Smith). In finding Margo, the group bonds along their journey and what begins as a mission to find the missing girl turns into a fun-filled, transformational journey of discovery, as they head for a ‘paper town’, called Agloe in New York.

While the story centers on the relationship between Q and Margo, the supporting cast have their own interesting trajectories. “Everybody is at the center of their own story and I wanted them all to have arcs,” says Green. Justice Smith plays Q’s friend Radar who is on the road trip with his girlfriend Angela. “He’s nicknamed Radar because he looks like Radar from M*A*S*H, but the only similarity is that they both have glasses and they're both very intelligent,” says Smith. “Radar is obsessed with looking up facts and solving puzzles and mysteries. He is obsessively organized.

Smith and Jaz Sinclair who plays Angela, were actually friends before landing the roles in “Paper Towns.” “It was a huge coincidence that we ended up playing boyfriend and girlfriend. We have lots of chemistry and a solid connection; it’s awesome,” Sinclair shares. Also on the road trip is Q’s friend Ben (Abrams), who is obsessed with Lacey (Halston Sage) but considers her to be way out of his league. “Lacey is known as the pretty blonde girl in high school but you find out that she is actually very smart and she has a brain, there’s a lot more to her than her looks,” says Sage of her role.

Director Schreier brings an inimitable style and enthusiasm to the film, but it’s the author’s original story that gives “Paper Towns” its heart. “John really admires teens and sees them as thoughtful and emotionally questing human beings,” adds Isaac Klausner. “He identifies high school years as a time when your intellect is fully formed and you're deeply curious. His characters don’t feel like the generalized whitewashed teenagers you often read, they feel like real people. It is the sort of coming of age story that we haven't seen in a very long time,” concludes Isaac Klausner. “It has adventure, comedy and mystery and it explores big ideas. I think the film is going to be really great fun and incredibly touching.”










It’s a date with friends when “Paper Towns” opens July 22 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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“BATMAN V SUPERMAN” launches Comic-Con trailer


“BATMAN V SUPERMAN” LAUNCHES COMIC-CON TRAILER

The new trailer of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has just been unveiled by Warner Bros. Pictures at the 2015 Comic-Con. Watch it here below.



The highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

In the film, fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.





Set to open in the Philippines on March 26, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Oh high school love! “PAPER TOWNS” cast and crew photos Madrid Tour


OH HIGH SCHOOL LOVE! “PAPER TOWNS” CAST AND CREW PHOTOS MADRID TOUR

Cara Delevingne, Nat Wolff, and John Green were altogether promoting “Paper Towns” in Madrid, Spain last June 15 at Madrid’s Villa Magna.

The talented young actor Nat Wolff stars opposite model-actress Cara Delevingne in “Paper Towns,” adapted from the best selling novel by John Green. An exciting and entertaining coming of age story, “Paper Towns” tells the story of Quentin (Wolff), a romantic and studious teenager, who is in love with Margo (Delevingne), his beautiful and enigmatic next-door neighbor.

Good friends as children, they have since grown apart. But one night, towards the end of high school, Margo persuades Quentin to join her on a wild, night long adventure, which involves a series of outrageous pranks. But the next day, Margo disappears, leaving behind a trail of clues. Q and his friends set off on a road trip to track her down.








Directed by Jake Schreier, the film explores on relationships and the power of friendship. “Paper Towns” opens July 23 in (Phils.) cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Jamie Bell rocks as The Thing in the new “FANTASTIC FOUR”


JAMIE BELL ROCKS AS THE THING IN THE NEW “FANTASTIC FOUR”

Multi-faceted actor Jamie Bell who came to prominence with his award-winning performance in the British dance drama “Billy Elliot” now transforms into a hero with epic strength as Benjamin Grimm aka The Thing in this year’s highly anticipated superhero film “Fantastic Four.”

Directed by Josh Trank, “Fantastic Four” brings Bell to co-star with equally talented young actors such as Miles Teller in the role of Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm aka the Invisible Woman and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the stand alone and contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s first (original) superhero team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961.

Written by blockbuster maker Simon Kinberg (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “X-Men: The Last Stand”), the latest “Fantastic Four” resets everything as it introduces an origins story of a young group of friends who are dynamic, intelligent and courageous before being transformed into powerful heroes the world has ever known. In this cutting-edge version of director Trank, “Fantastic Four” brings the brilliant and brave young friends in what could be mankind’s first journey to an alternative universe. But during the mission, each of their physical form is altered, granting them unmatched strength and abilities.

More than playing The Thing who possesses unimaginable strength, Bell’s Ben Grimm is best friends with the brainy Reed Richards. As Ben, he is someone who is conflicted, who is inside himself, who's kind of stuck. He thinks that maybe baseball is his way out. Ironically he then gets stuck and can't find a way out but along with Reed and their newfound friends and his altered appearance, he has finally found a way to channel his inner strength to greater heights.

On filming scenes where he appears as The Thing, Bell shares that director Trank was unmovable that his character still retains his human soul through his eyes. “On every setup where I would play The Thing, there was always six to 10 reference cameras shooting my face, sometimes even just the back of my head, just to get everything, to capture reactions. The performance aspect always remains the same, in that you 100 percent come to life as a different being. It's so immersive, and it kind of has to be. For the technology to really work, you have to focus on every tiny little physicality. I would say, “When I come to a stop, can we just make sure that dust comes off me?” I just wanted to make sure that we never lost his organic matter. Fortunately, Kevin Mack (Visual Effects Supervisor)’s kind of a genius with that stuff,” enthused Bell on filming his scenes.

“Jamie’s someone I’ve always been a fan of, since Billy Elliot. I’ve followed his career and always wanted to work with him. Knowing him in real life I knew there was a shade of his personality that could organically embody who I feel this character needs to be in this movie. I suggested it to the studio, they loved it, they knew he was a great actor. So I called him up. I think he was a bit surprised to get the call but we had a great conversation about the character and the next day he read the script and said, “If you want me, I’m in!” said Trank on casting Bell.





Prepare for a rocking new experience in theatres when the new “Fantastic Four” opens on August 5 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Ultimate road trip on friendship in “PAPER TOWNS”


ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP ON FRIENDSHIP IN “PAPER TOWNS”

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears--leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship--and true love.

The heart of “Paper Towns” rests in its depictions of friendship and its accompanying adventures, mysteries and even the aggravations that pull young people together at a significant point in their lives. Q, Ben and Radar are the best of friends. Their circle of friendship grows with Margo’s disappearance. As Green explains, “Q, Ben and Radar are extremely tight but as their high school years come to a close, they grapple with the fact that their friendship is soon going to be different.”

“There’s a real connection between these friends, and so the humor between them feels lived in and real,” adds Schreier. “Ben is this nerdy kid who desperately wants to have a girlfriend but has no idea how to go about getting one,” says Austin Abrams, who takes on the role. “Like the other characters, he undergoes big changes in his thinking about girls, and realizes that a girl he’s long had a crush on, Lacey, is not only pretty, she’s actually very cool and sweet.”

For the part of Radar, the filmmaker cast newcomer Justice Smith. “Radar is a really sweet kid who plays saxophone in the high school band,” says Smith. “He’s a little afraid of bringing his girlfriend Angela to his home because his parents own the world’s largest collection of black Santas. He’s very embarrassed that his house has, you know, like, 4,200 black Santas in it.”

Green uses that story element as a mirror to Q’s initial, superficial view of Margo. “It’s ludicrous how monolithically we imagine Santa,” he points out. “And there’s a moment in the story when Angela, upon learning of this unique collection, says, ‘I think it’s really cool that your parents are helping to make Santa more complex.’”

Rounding out the cast are Halston Sage as Lacey, and Jaz Sinclair as Angela. John Green explains the characters’ special strengths. “Lacey Pemberton is blonde and bubbly and people make all of these assumptions about her. And the character Angela is really the most grounded in the movie,” Green continues. “She doesn’t have it all figured out, either, but at critical moments she takes control.”

All the characters share this critical factor of being relatable, thanks to John Green’s unique voice and ability to create young protagonists that are real, caring, and multidimensional. Nat Wolff says, “Paper Towns is funny, romantic and, yes, real. It reminds me so much of my friends in high school and so much of girls I’ve been in love with and it’s all so close, it’s scary.”







Ride on your ultimate journey with friends when “Paper Towns” open this July 22 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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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?