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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Four Horsemen unleashed in this year's biggest battle spectacle “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”


THE FOUR HORSEMEN UNLEASHED IN THIS YEAR’S BIGGEST BATTLE SPECTACLE “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE”

The critically hailed blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was a tough act to follow. Following his acclaimed work, director Bryan Singer takes the franchise to new heights with “X-Men: Apocalypse,” in which the X-Men battle the original and most powerful mutant -- Apocalypse.

Staged in 1983, the invincible and immortal Apocalypse is set free after being entombed for several millennia. Enraged that his kind are no longer treated as gods, Apocalypse assembles a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to destroy humankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. To end Apocalypse’s path of global destruction, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) and Professor X (James McAvoy) lead a team of young X-Men in an epic showdown with a seemingly unstoppable enemy.

Once again fueled by rage and revenge, Magneto is vulnerable to Apocalypse’s offer to join him as one of his newly-reformed Four Horsemen. Inspired by the biblical vision of Four Horsemen, who unleash a divine apocalypse upon the world, Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen are minion mutants who, says Fassbender, “are living on the margins and have been ostracized or bullied.”

Apocalypse’s Four Horseman, circa 1983, are: Magneto, Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Angel (Ben Hardy) and Storm (Alexandra Shipp). Psylocke is a powerful telepath and trained ninja assassin. Introduced as the bodyguard for Caliban, an underground mutant tracker, Apocalypse senses Psylocke’s power and persuades her to join his cause. “She’s a fascinating character,” says Munn. “Unlike many of her fellow mutants, who kill only when they must, Psylocke has always enjoyed killing, or at least she has no problem doing it.”

Storm (whose given name is Ororo Monroe) is an orphan raised as a thief on the streets of Cairo. Storm possesses the ability to control all aspects of the weather. Storm can also fly, thanks to her ability to control wind currents. While she will become one of the most valued leaders of the X-Men, the Storm we meet in this film is struggling with who she is, before Apocalypse convinces her to join his team. “This Storm is more reckless and emotionally driven than the adult Storm we know from the previous X-Men films, starring Halle Berry,” says Shipp. “She’s confused about who she wants to be, and her lack of opportunity leads her to join Apocalypse as one of his modern Horsemen.”

The Fourth Horseman is Angel, whose mutation gave him large wings and the ability to fly. Angel’s agility, strength and reflexes make him a lethal hand-to-hand combatant. In “X-Men: Apocalypse,” after suffering severe damage to his wings, Angel is like an angry punk rocker. He’s a drunk, disheveled mess, and surviving out of pure instinct. Angel is approached by Apocalypse, who gives him the opportunity to channel his anger and join his Horsemen. In exchange for his allegiance, Apocalypse repairs Angel’s wings by transforming them into a techno-organic metal, which allows him to shoot deadly razor projectiles from his now indestructible wings. Ben Hardy, who takes flight as Angel, knew the character is one of the most anticipated by fans, and worked hard to bring Angel to life. That included a training regimen that was no less demanding than Hugh Jackman’s muscle-pumping workouts for his appearances as Wolverine. Hardy trained six days a week and followed a strict diet, “to look as superhuman as possible,” he says. For flying scenes, Hardy trained for and executed many complicated stunt wire-work, an often dizzying experience. “I mean, to be 30 feet in the air and swoop down was like being on a rollercoaster all day,” says Hardy.







The most awaited epic battle begins when “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens May 18 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nicholas Hoult and Kristen Stewart dare to fall in love in “EQUALS”


NICHOLAS HOULT AND KRISTEN STEWART DARE TO FALL IN LOVE IN “EQUALS”

In the romantic science fiction drama “Equals,” Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play star-crossed lovers being watched closely by a Big Brother in a future where emotions are disabled to achieve a peaceful society.

Produced by Ridley Scott’s production house, Scott Free and directed by accomplished filmmaker Drake Doremus, “Equals” is an emotionally and visually arresting film from a screenplay by Nathan Parker based on a story idea from Doremus.

“Equals” is a nuanced, slow-burning love story, the film is set in a futuristic utopia where emotions have been genetically suppressed in an effort to protect society from the war and strife that has destroyed previous generations. On occasion, the suppression fails and emotions emerge in individuals – the Collective dubs this illness Switched On Syndrome, or SOS. As society is increasingly threatened by this health crisis, all SOS sufferers are heavily medicated or sent to the Den, a corrective facility from which no one returns.

Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult are Nia and Silas who encounter each other as colleagues at the science journal, Atmos. As Silas begins to experience the onset of SOS and his own awakening emotions, he finds himself inextricably drawn to Nia, who is hiding her own SOS. The longer they attempt to suppress their palpable connection, the more the tension fans the flames of their attraction. But with this newfound pleasure of intimacy, comes the threat of discovery and consignment to the Den. With the support of a group of like-minded SOS patients, they realize escape is their only option.

While Doremus and Parker worked on the story and script night and day, producer Pruss and Scott Free strove to assemble the players necessary to push it into production. With the blessing of Scott Free production chief Michael Schaefer, the project attracted a group of heavyweight backers and the project’s journey to principal photography gathered momentum. Putting the project in front of Ridley Scott played a pivotal role in getting “Equals” made.

Pruss says: “Having Ridley Scott as a producer on the film and as someone who is going to present the film, was not just crucial, but very inspiring for us all. Obviously Ridley is someone who knows a thing or two about science fiction and I think you can really feel his imprint on the film.”

“Equals” also completes Drake Doremus’ trilogy of films about love, also comprised of the Sundance winning “Like Crazy” (2011) and “Breathe In” (2013). Equals began its journey to the screen with a question that Doremus posed to producer, Michael Pruss: “What will love look like in the future… do you think we could potentially evolve away from the thing that makes us most human?”

Doremus and Parker instantly clicked and began brainstorming the question and the myriad of ideas it conjured, before landing on the idea of a society where humans are genetically modified to be absent of feeling for the betterment of society. In developing the story, Parker strove to examine not just the positive aspects of love, but also the pain and agony that accompanies caring deeply for another person. “We wanted these two characters, once they discover love, for it to feel like it was a curse,” Parker says. “They don’t want it, they want to run away from it, but are drawn back together because they can’t resist it.”






“Equals” opens May 11 in theatres from Pioneer Films.


 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Triptych poster for Disney's “THE JUNGLE BOOK”


TRIPTYCH POSTER REVEALED FOR DISNEY'S “THE JUNGLE BOOK”

Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled the triptych poster of its new, imaginative take on the classic children’s adventure “The Jungle Book.” The triptych features lead star Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli together with talking animal characters on either side, in a sprawling and extended horizontal shot.

Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves.

But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).

Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johannsson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela.





The wild adventure swings into Philippine theaters in 3D on April 2016. “The Jungle Book” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #JungleBookPH.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Neel Sethi, wild child Mowgli in “THE JUNGLE BOOK”


NEEL SETHI, WILD CHILD MOWGLI IN “THE JUNGLE BOOK”

The only live-action actor among an all-star cast in Disney's “The Jungle Book,” child performer Neel Sethi was chosen by director Jon Favreau after considering about 2000 kids who auditioned for the lead role of Mowgli.

The now 12-year-old Sethi is a natural athlete, enjoys playing all sports—especially basketball and football. He is working towards earning his black belt in Taekwondo and underwent parkour training to help him prepare him for his role in the film.

Mowgli is a human boy who was abandoned in the jungle as an infant. A black panther named Bagheera discovers the lone baby and takes him to a wolf pack, who adopts the boy as one of their own. Known in the jungle as the man-cub, Mowgli grows up among the animals—some friends, some foes—never doubting for a moment that he belongs.

“Mowgli is a character who wants to fit in,” says Favreau. “He feels alienated. He’s an outsider. A vulnerable little kid, like the ugly duckling in a pack of wolves. Each year the wolf cubs grow and mature faster than him and eventually they get to join the wolf council. He's left behind like that kid in school who gets left behind every year. Although he's a plucky, rambunctious kid with a lot of confidence, his life isn’t easy.”

Mowgli finds himself lost and confused when he’s asked to leave the only home he’s ever known. But he’s not completely alone. In fact, he’s guided by two father figures who contribute opposing views. “Mowgli’s a very loving, accepting character,” says producer Brigham Taylor. “He accepts Baloo and Bagheera as they are but ultimately he has to synthesize what he's learned from both. Baloo is the character that gives Mowgli the freedom to be who he is and express the talents that he has. Bagheera understands the importance of community, social structure, discipline and working together. By the end of the story, Mowgli is able to borrow a bit from both and he makes it work for him in a way that neither one of them necessarily could see from the beginning.”

As the only human character to appear on screen, Sethi was called on to not only portray the beloved Mowgli—but to summon incredible imagination skills in order to visualize the other elements in each scene. “Finding the right kid to play Mowgli was imperative,” says Favreau. “We did an exhaustive worldwide search of 2,000 kids before we found Neel. He was one of the last people that I looked at, and right away, I felt that he had the same emotional and physical qualities that Mowgli had in the ’67 animated version. His look was uncanny in how much he evoked what we wanted. He inherently had a good sense of fun and humor.”

According to casting director Sarah Finn, Sethi won the role with his personality. “Neel embodies the heart, humor, and daring of the character,” says Finn. “He’s warm and accessible, yet also has an intelligence well beyond his years and impressed us all with his ability to hold his own in any situation. His natural charisma and instincts jumped out at us.”

Adds Taylor, “It was an ecstatic moment in casting that I’ve never experienced before. Neel is one of the fastest learners I've ever seen and Jon [Favreau] is perhaps the best acting coach ever.”

The director’s coaching skills came in handy since Sethi had never acted professionally. “Everything in this movie is geared toward the performance of this one kid,” says Favreau. “I’ve worked with enough kids to be confident in my own taste and my ability to get the performance. He was just so real. He felt right. We knew we found our Mowgli.”





“The Jungle Book” is an all-new, live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire.

The wild adventure swings into Philippine theaters in 3D on Thursday, April 07. “The Jungle Book” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #JungleLife.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Thursday, March 31, 2016

The hotness of Joaco Cañas of Loyola Meralco Sparks (plus James Younghusband!)


"May liwanag ang buhay...." LOLZ!

This was earlier this month. My friends and I went to Rizal Memorial Stadium one Saturday night to watch The Loyola Meralco Sparks in action. What better way to celebrate a friend's birthday than to watch a live football match and see our favorite football players in the flesh, too.

And, yes, ok, I'm also actually crushing on these football players anyway. I mean...what's new. I'm VinVin. LOLZ!

Joaco Cañas is currently my most favorite footballer. He's Spanish and he's really really really hot. Aside from being a professional footballer, he's also model. He has done a number of runway shows and photo shoots. And I must tell you...his abs are to-die-for. I don't wanna die, yet, tonight so I'm not gonna post any topless photos of him anymore. Teehee!

I'm more than happy that I was able to have a photo taken with him that night after the game. Thank you, Joaco!

Here are some photos from that night.

The Loyola Meralco Sparks team preparing and doing their warm up exercises. I really need a better camera phone, don't you think?
Just a photo of the field. LOLZ!
I spotted this cute Sparks footballer near our section. Do you know who he is?
Joaco and Guilherme Hasegawa. He's actually a cutie, too.
But I like Joaco more. Teehee! Ayiiiiiii! Here he comes! He's just so hot.
The team taking a "team photo." There's James Younghusband, too.
A closer look. I won't talk about the game anymore because that night was kinda like my first time to watch a football game live. I didn't quite understand it very well. LOLZ! But I did learn something. I probably need to go back and watch more games. It was fun. I had fun.
But I enjoyed this moment more. Teehee! Do you see some spark? Ahihihihihihi! CHOZ!
I was glad that he recognized me. He was very warm and accommodating, but he looked really tired after his game so I didn't bother him that much anymore. He told me the day before that we should wear orange and so I bought this orange shirt from Bench the night before as well. I initially didn't have any orange top in my closet. I did this just for you, Joaco!
But before we went to meet Joaco, we spotted James Younghusband first.
He's still really very cute but, well, there's no spark between us. CHOZ!
The team qualified for the quarterfinals. Too bad I'll be missing it. But I'll be praying for their win. GO SPARKS!

And thank you again, Joaco and James Younghusband.

I'm really looking forward to more Joaco moments in the future. Joaco. ("Jowa...ko?" Is that how you pronounce it? CHOZ!!! I know you know what I mean. LOLZ!)

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Culver "Kel" Padilla has what it takes to be the next Century Tuna Superbod!


This hunk over here more than deserves to win.

The search for the next Century Tuna image model is still on and this year I feel like supporting only one guy. One hunk. And this might come as a surprise to some of you since my ultimate crush is also among the finalists but the male finalist that I'm supporting is none other than Kel Padilla.

Kel is currently working as a freelance personal trainer. Previously, he had worked at Gold's Gym UAE.

He's also a very loving and supportive family man. I highly believe that this is his main motivation for joining this competition is his family.

And for me, he's my winner. I mean...c'mon....

Just look at that body!!!

Here are more photos of Kel that I found from his Facebook to prove my point. CHOZ!

I wonder why the lower part was blurred? I wish to see the unedited version of this photo. Ahihihihi! CHOZ!
Imagine this guy greeting you one morning as you open your window looking exactly like that. Teehee!
His abs are really to die for.
I'm just thankful that he loves showing his abs to the viewing public. Ahihihihi! Thanks, Kel!
This is Kel during the preliminaries. I wish I was able to watch.
Kel with the other hopefuls. The guy on Kel's left is Jerome Tan and he's also one of this year's finalists. He's adding some chinito flavor to the competition.
Kel with his partner Cassie Umali. Please support her as well.
Damn...Kel is just so ripped!
Clint Bondad is also among the male finalists. Oh, my most beloved Clint Bondad. The epitome of male perfection. I have no more comment. The other chinito hunk (aside from Jerome) is Cedric Roxas. And, of course, that's Kel.

So how can we all support Kel on his Century Tuna Superbod journey? Simple!

1. Download SUPERBODS NATION app for free on your phone (App Store or Google Play Store).

2. Buy specially marked Century Tuna Flakes in Oil (180 grams).

3. Scratch off portion to reveal the unique promo code to be used for voting.

4. Vote for KEL PADILLA by typing in the promo code.

Voting ends April 2 so please please please key in those votes!


Again....

This guy more than deserves to win. I can feel it.



Is Kel Padilla your favorite Superbod finalist? Download the Superbod Nation App to vote for him! 

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Saturday, March 26, 2016

The first time I spotted Seigfred Aldeen on "Destiny Rose" (Hotness!!!)

photo by Gabriel Henrique

Gosh he's so hot! I love the stubble on his chin and the tiny growth of mustache on his upper lip.

Sig (or Seigfred based on his Facebook page) is a Filipino-British actor, fitness and well-being enthusiast. Geesh...I love Brits.

I first spotted him last December while I was watching Destiny Rose one afternoon. He played the role of Mario, Gabriel's (Fabio Ide) friend. I didn't get to watch the show religiously because of work so whenever I'm off work I made it a point to watch it every afternoon.

And then one afternoon....

As I was watching Destiny Rose....
I spotted this guy.
Hmmmm....
Such a hottie!
Such a cutie! I love the smirk on his face.
And I love his eyes, too.
I love how his eyes "talk."
But, honestly, I just really looooooove that he kinda looks like a little boy in most of his angles. Teehee!
Ok, seriously now....I love his abs, too. Oh, Sig....

Did you know that I had a very unexpected chance to see him in person at Starbucks Greenbelt 1 last February 25th? I'll talk more about it next time. Probably. But, believe me, he's really very gorgeous in person! And he's tall, too, and looked very hunky even though he was wearing a long-sleeved shirt at that time.

I love him already.

Like Seigfred Aldeen on Facebook and follow him on Instagram.

Wishing you success on your career, Sig!

 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?