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Sunday, September 21, 2014


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September 21, 2014

"Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" might come as a disappointment to those people who really religiously watched the anime years ago. It wasn't faithful to the anime's Shishio arc plot at all, particularly in the final battle. But for me that was fine. That's very forgivable because I just really enjoyed watching the movie so much! And that's what's important, right?

Lemme share with you why.

The movie deliciously delivered out-of-this-world fight scenes that toppled both the first and second movie (IMO). I guess only the Japanese can execute such fight scenes. Genius. Just genius. No Hollywood adaptation can match those.

The fight scene between Kenshin and Aoshi was just impeccably executed. Both of them just literally took my breath away! (Well...I guess it's also partly because Yusuke Iseya was just so hot, too!)

And watching Shishio fight Kenshin, Sano, Aoshi and Saito all at the same time hindered me from blinking my eye or from even just batting an eyelash. How were they able to execute such a marvelous and praiseworthy fight scene? How?!

I also loved that Yumi was wearing a somewhat Filipiniana-inspired kimono during the final battle. Maryjun Takahashi is half-Filipina anyway. She's just so beautiful! (That's her below, but the kimono that I'm talking about isn't the one that she's wearing in this photo.)

The ending was a little "bitin" but it definitely tickled my heart. *Shet!!!*

I just can't think of any better actor to play Kenshin Himura other than Takeru Satoh. He was born for this role. I can't believe it's already the end of the trilogy!

P.S. Yes, Sanosuke was still as delightful as ever!

Mark your calendars, everyone! Please don't forget to watch "Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends" on September 24! And, yes...I'm so gonna watch it again next week!

Watch the trailer below.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The hotness of Baby AVO's (Arnold van Opstal) six-pack abs in "Bench The Naked Truth"

photos from Bench, Paula Punla, and Facebook

September 20, 2014

I wasn't able to go the the Bench show at the MOA Arena in SM Mall of Asia this afternoon because of the flooded streets in our area. I thank God that our house was somewhat spared from the flood. But I also pray for those people who got affected by it.

And so...what exactly did I miss?

Baby AVO and his super mega ultra hot six-pack abs!!! Huhuhuhuhuhu!!!

But that's fine. I think. Let's see.

Oh, yes. That is so...FINE. I envy his MUA. Or stylist. I wonder what he's doing to him? Adjusting his undies?
I love you Baby AVO. The Teng brothers are hot, too But you're definitely the hottest.

And since I wasn't able to watch the show because of the flood, all I can do now is....


I just hope it won't rain again this coming Wednesday. It's the annual Cosmo Bachelor Bash for crying out loud!

Please, Dear God. I'm begging you.


I love you, Baby AVO. Teehee!

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Heydar Hosseini.... ("Bakit ang gwapo mo pa rin?")

September 20, 2014


Yes. A big, big, big....CHOZ! Teehee!

I dunno. I actually dunno what to say. Heydar just posted this photo on Facebook this afternoon. And then....

WAAAH!!! I dunno!!!

It has been quite a while since I last heard from him. It has probably been almost a year already. I've also stopped blogging about him for more than a year now. I've really totally erased him from my "crushes list." As in. Swear. Super. Totally.

And then he posted this photo.

Why, Heydar?! Why?!?!?!?! LOLZ!

Heydar Hosseini....

"Bakit ang gwapo mo pa rin?"



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Friday, September 19, 2014

My MUA friend, Cici, and Marx Topacio's abs

photo from Facebook

September 21, 2014


"Ikaw na!!!" Teehee!!!

The topless male model is Marx Topacio. He's so Pinoy-looking, right? I love his body. I love him. CHOZ!

And the one touching his abs *inggit much!* is my MUA (makeup artist) friend, Cici. She's just simply the best in her craft. You should see her works.

If you need a MUA for any of your special events, may it be a debut, a party, a photo shoot or whatsoever, contact Cici. I highly recommend her. I once got her for one of my fashion projects in the office and I'm telling you...she won't disappoint!

Below are her contact details. You may also check out her website for her portfolio.

You may also contact her on Facebook: facebook.com/cyril.tanchanco.



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“THE BOOK OF LIFE” flips through the pages of friendship, true love and strong family values

September 19, 2014


Reel FX Animation and 20th Century Fox open the pages of “The Book of Life” and present a grand mythology set in visually spectacular worlds never seen before. The film brings together director Jorge R. Gutierrez’s unique visual style and a crowd-pleasing mix of adventure, action, comedy, romance and music with a voice cast as lively as their animated characters – Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Diego Luna, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman and Hector Elizondo.

“The Book of Life,” a vibrant animated fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo (Luna), a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to reunite with his one true love Maria (Saldana) and defend his village. But Manolo and his equally courageous best friend Joaquin (Tatum)are not your typical Prince Charmings; the object of their affections is far from being your average princess; and “The Book of Life” is a fairy tale that doesn’t go by the book.

Its journey to the big screen began with, appropriately enough, a friendship. Producer Brad Booker, a Reel FX development executive, had known Gutierrez (known for the multiple Emmy and Annie winning series “El Tigre, The Adventures of Manny Rivera” for Nickelodeon which he created with his wife) for over a decade, and after hearing of the project, Booker believed Reel FX would be a great home for it. The independent animation studio knew that the film needed the perfect creative partner to help guide its path and development. Gutierrez’s first choice: legendary director, producer and author Guillermo del Toro, who like Gutierrez hails from Mexico. Gutierrez felt del Toro’s authentic perspective and unique aesthetic sensibility were a perfect match for the film.

Del Toro was equally impressed by Gutierrez’s passion for what would become “The Book of Life.” “Jorge is his movie,” he says, “and the movie is an imprint of his personality. Jorge’s ideas for “The Book of Life” started with his connection to his homeland of Mexico, and presenting an exciting, never-before-experienced depiction of that country, its people and its traditions – all in a way that would be accessible to audiences around the world.”

Adds producer Brad Booker: “Guillermo brings an authenticity and passion for this world and story. He’s a visionary filmmaker and has been tremendously supportive of Jorge’s ideas.” “The Book of Life” brings together Gutierrez’s perspective of his native country with a story to which everyone can relate. He explains: “This is a very personal movie. The inspiration comes from my family history and childhood experiences.”

Still, Gutierrez admits he embellished some elements. “My grandfather Luis used to tell me, ‘Jorgito, don’t ever let the truth get in the way of a good story!’ And that was the moment I fell in love with storytelling.” Gutierrez’s passion for the story, characters and their world points to the film’s broad appeal. “If you’re telling a story and want it be universal, then you have to be specific,” del Toro explains. “If the filmmaker loves the story and characters, then audiences will love it. And if a filmmaker feels it’s powerful, more people will love the story he or she is telling because it’s powerful. And that’s exactly what Jorge has done with “The Book of Life.”

“The Book of Life” opens October 16 in cinemas (2D and 3D) nationwide from 20th Century Fox thru Warner Bros.



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Play the “FOOSBALL: THE UNBEATABLES” challenge and win Foosball toy tables

September 19, 2014


The highly inventive animation “Foosball: The Unbeatables” from Argentine director Juan José Campanella (Academy Award winner for his crime thriller “The Secret In Their Eyes”) brings to life a poignant story about love, pride, friendship and passion as it follows the adventures of Amadeo (voiced by Rupert Grint), a shy but talented young man and his Table Football team, who magically come to life as they try to reunite after being dismantled and torn from their home. Supervised by animation sage Sergio Pablos who also brought to life the unforgettable characters and worlds of “Rio” and “Despicable Me.”

SM Cinemas gives its EPlus members and would-be members to join the fun in their “Foosball Play Promo” at the cinema lobby of SM Megamall starting September 17 – October 5.

Joining is as easy as one, two, kick! And get a chance to win Foosball Toy Tables!

1. Present your Foosball ticket paid using ePLUS Tap to Pay load and get 10 minutes play at the Foosball table

2. An ePLUS member together with 3 friends can play during the 10-minute playing time

3. Additional 10 minutes play per ticket will be granted if there are additional tickets bought using ePLUS Tap to Pay load

4. The Top 3 ePLUS members with the most number of playtime will be eligible to win Foosball toy tables

5. Playing will be on a first-come, first-served basis

“Foosball: The Unbeatables” opens in theatres nationwide this October 1 from Axinite Digicinema.



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London's West End stage play “CORIOLANUS” presented in high-definition (HD) format by National Theater Live at Ayala Malls Cinemas' Greenbelt 3

September 19, 2014


Prior the advent of motion pictures are stage plays based on writings of famous playwrights and poets. This year, Ayala Malls Cinemas includes in their screening programs world-class stage plays filmed in high-definition (HD) format from London’s National Theater Live and operatic performances from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, offering a whole new way to experience a more intimate form of art onscreen.

This September, the British Embassy launched its seven month-long campaign "This is GREAT Britain" that aims to show the very best of Britain's culture. The celebration commenced with the presentation of the National Theater Live’s stage play "Coriolanus" starring Tom Hiddleston. Filmed in HD, the play was screened last September 3 at Ayala Malls' Greenbelt 3 Cinemas with a program at Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk preceding the screening. "Coriolanus" also ran for two days (September 5 and 6) at Greenbelt 3 cinemas that was made available for the moviegoing public.

In a recent statement from British Ambassador Asif Ahmad, he mentioned that "We are very fortunate to have Ayala Malls Cinemas as our partner for the screening of National Theater Live's Coriolanus, which will give Filipinos a glimpse of the world-class theater performances from London's West End."

Hiddleston, best known globally for his role as Loki in "Thor" series, plays the titular role in "Coriolanus" that was written by William Shakespeare. The story centers on a conflicted man named Coriolanus - hero and defender of Rome. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city called on to Coriolanus to defend their country. Famine threats the city, the citizens' hunger swells into an appetite for change and on returning from the war, Coriolanus must confront the march of real politics and the voice of an angry mob threatening to throw him out of his hometown.

Succeeding the well-received and much raved about debut of "Coriolanus" in HD from London's West End staged plays, Ayala Malls Cinemas will soon release stage plays that are also filmed in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The lineup of plays filmed in HD will play every second Tuesday of the month starting this October 14 at 6:30pm featuring "Rigoletto" that will be followed by "Rusalka" on November 18 and "Otello" on December 16 for the year 2014 and will continue until the year 2015 with "La Bohème" on January 13, "Werther" on February 10 and "The Enchanted Island" on March 3.

For more information and online ticket purchase of Ayala Malls Cinemas' upcoming MET Opera plays in HD, visit www.sureseats.com and like Ayala Malls Cinemas on Facebook. Follow them too on Twitter @mysureseats.



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Don't be left behind: “THE MAZE RUNNER” now in cinemas

September 18, 2014


Can W.C.K.D. be good? Find out in the thrilling and out-of-your-breath action adventure film “The Maze Runner” starring a group of amaze-ing young boys and a girl – headed by Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Blake Cooper and Kaya Scodelario.

Directed by Wes Ball, the movie opened in Philippine cinemas (last September 17) with fever-pitch anticipation from movie enthusiasts especially from the young adult crowd from whom the book has enjoyed immense success catapulting it to one of YA bestselling series of all time.

In the movie, Thomas (O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, they call it the Glade, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Within the glade stands a massive series of walls that forms a dangerous maze where their only hope to escape lies at the end of each cluster, but the walls change every single day, as such they assign runners, the fastest of the bunch to track and take mental notes of the maze’s secrets.

“The Maze Runner” also brims with a cast full of talent within its action-packed and visually stunning production, director Ball and producer Wyck Godfrey assembled an impressive cast to form a highly functional society as they perform their daily jobs, look out for each other and engage in power struggles as they try to solve the mystery of the Maze. Godfrey says, “The casting was one of the most exciting things about the project. The actors really believed in this world, and we went far afield to find them.”

Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien is the boy who takes that step forward when everybody else takes a step back. He’s curious and comes to learn that he is just one of many who have come up on that elevator once a month over a three year period.

The leader of these Gladers is Alby, who’s the closest thing to a father figure. “Alby is the main dude,” says Ball. “He was the first Glader, the first boy sent up the elevator, and he had to survive an entire month by himself not knowing where he was and without any help. Then the next guy showed up. Alby figured out that order and discipline were necessary to survive in this world. He’s very protective of it.”

Thomas’s nemesis in the Glade is Gally. Smart and intimidating, Gally wants to maintain the status quo and clashes with the new arrival. “But Gally and Thomas are really two sides of the same coin,” notes Ball. “Thomas fully embraces and charges into the unknown and Gally is all about self-preservation and keeping things safe and normal.”

Alby’s lieutenant, Newt, is played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (voice of Ferb in “Phineas and Ferb”), who appears in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” and first gained attention for his performance in “Love, Actually.” Newt walks with a limp that’s not fully explained because it’s something he’d prefer not to talk about. Nevertheless, Brodie-Sangster says the character is “the fun one of the group, the one that everyone gets along with. The Gladers come to Newt with their problems because they like and trust him.”

British actress Kaya Scodelario plays the only young woman among the Gladers, Teresa, who has a mysterious connection with Thomas. Having made her name with the UK TV series Skins, Scodelario impressed the filmmakers by being “one of the guys,” as Godfrey puts it. “She’s badass, which is what you need to be if you’re going to be thrust into the world of the Glade with all these young men.”

The elite among the Gladers are called Runners, whose athleticism propels them through the Maze each day, which helps them compile a map of the foreboding structure and, maybe, figure out a way to escape. Their captain is Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee. The young actor grew to understand his position of leadership among the Gladers in a very individual way. “I looked at the Marines and the Army and, and I consider Minho like a general of the Gladers,” Lee explains, “It’s his job to rally the troops.”

“The Maze Runner” is now playing in cinemas across the Phils. from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.



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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meryl Streep bewitches in “INTO THE WOODS” teaser poster

September 17, 2014


“Be Careful What You Wish For,” admonishes the teaser poster for Disney's highly anticipated fantasy adventure “Into the Woods” from director Rob Marshall.

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the talented filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” helms the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall.

The principal cast is led by Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine, Baranski and Johnny Depp.

Also starring are Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Richard Glover, Joanna Riding, Annette Crosbie.

Opening across the Philippines on January 21, 2015, “Into the Woods” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.



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Children's classic story “ALEXANDER AND THE VERY BAD DAY” now a Disney comedy

September 17, 2014


Walt Disney Pictures expands the 32-page children's classic book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst into a family comedy starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner.

The film follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom, dad, brother and sister all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.

Inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” was published in 1972. With more than 2 million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book.

“The book has a wonderful following,” says Miguel Arteta, who directed the big-screen adaptation. “So many people grew up with it in the ’70s, remember it fondly, and now, as parents, are reading it to their kids. It resonates with people because it makes it okay to admit that sometimes things aren’t going to go your way.”

“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is the first live-action film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic. Filmmakers knew Alexander’s day would have to get much worse than the original 32-page picture book. “How do you take a short picture book and make it into a full feature film?” asks producer Lisa Henson. “The idea for the film adaptation was to use the story in the book as the first act of the movie. The second two acts of the film had to be a completely original storyline set during a second day that is even worse than Alexander’s first terrible, horrible, very bad day.”

Enter Rob Lieber, a graduate of NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts film program, who had adapted children’s and young adult books like “Septimus Heap” and “Jeremy Cabbage” into feature scripts. “What everybody loves about the book is that it is about a kid who seems to have a dark cloud over him,” says the screenwriter. “He feels like he can do no right and everything’s going wrong. I think most of us have felt the same way some days, so I really identified with Alexander. He was having a bad day and his family couldn’t understand what he was going through. That was the spark for the rest of the film’s story.”

Filmmakers, while keeping the spirit of the book, opened up the bad-day potential to the rest of the family. “We wanted this to be a family movie that parents would enjoy as much as their kids,” says producer Dan Levine. “So each of the other family members—the brother, sister, parents, even the baby—endure their own special disasters for the day.”

“I have four kids myself and we’ve had lots of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days,” adds producer Shawn Levy. “We wanted to make a movie that’s ultimately funny and sweet in the way that a family can unite around a catastrophic 24 hours.”

“There’s a sense of safety when it comes to family,” says Arteta, “though it’s easy to lose track of that sometimes when everyone is wrapped up in their own lives.”

Arteta treats the film’s disasters with his signature independent moviemaking style—infusing a blend of irreverent humor and enough heart to keep viewers invested in the characters’ off-road adventures. “There’s something very madcap, hectic and delicious about day two in the movie when everybody is having a terrible day at the same time,” he says. “Every family can relate to that feeling of chaos.”

Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 15, 2014, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The dark bloodline begins in “DRACULA UNTOLD”

September 16, 2014


Almost an entire century after the world’s cinematic introduction to Dracula placed audiences under his haunting spell, the studio that pioneered the genre reawakens one of legend’s most captivating figures in an action-adventure that heralds a pulse-pounding rebirth of the age of monsters.

Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, The Hobbit series) transforms from the cursed man history knows as Vlad the Impaler to an all-powerful creature of the night in Universal Pictures’ Dracula Untold, the origin story of the alluring immortal we have come to fear as the sun sets: Dracula.

The year is 1462, and Transylvania has enjoyed a prolonged period of peace under the just and fair rule of the battle-weary Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, and his beloved and brave wife, Mirena (Sarah Gadon of The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Together, they have brokered peace for their country and ensured its people are well-protected, especially from the powerful Ottoman Empire—an ever-expanding scourge that has its sights on global domination.

But when Sultan Mehmed II (Dominic Cooper of Captain America: The First Avenger) demands 1,000 of Wallachia’s boys—including Vlad’s own son, Ingeras (Art Parkinson of HBO’s Game of Thrones)—be torn from their parents’ homes and forced to become child soldiers in his army, Vlad must decide: do the same as his father before him and give up his son to the sultan, or seek the help of a monster to defeat the Turks but ultimately doom his soul to a life of servitude.

Vlad journeys to Broken Tooth Mountain, where he encounters a foul demon (Charles Dance of Game of Thrones) and enters into a Faustian bargain—one that gives the prince the strength of 100 men, the speed of a falling star and enough power to crush his enemies. However, he will be inflicted with an insatiable thirst to drink human blood.

If by the end of three days Vlad manages to resist, he will return to his former self, and perhaps in that time manage to save his people. Though should he drink, he will be forced to dwell in the darkness for the rest of his days, feeding only on the blood of humans…and destroying all that he holds dear.

In his feature-film directorial debut, Gary Shore helms the action-adventure Dracula Untold from a screenplay written by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless (Gods of Egypt).

Joining director Shore behind the screen is a top-notch crew of filmmakers, led by producer Michael de Luca (Captain Phillips, upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey), cinematographer John Schwartzman (The Amazing Spider-Man, upcoming Jurassic World), editor Richard Pearson (Maleficent, Iron Man 2), production designer Francois Audouy (The Wolverine, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Academy Award®-winning costume designer Ngila Dickson (Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) and composer Ramin Djawadi (Pacific Rim).

Dracula Untold is executive produced by Alissa Phillips (Moneyball), Joe Caracciolo, Jr. (The Wolverine), Thomas Tull (Godzilla) and Jon Jashni (Pacific Rim).

Opening across the Philippines on October 15, “Dracula Untold” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.



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“THE EQUALIZER” releases extended clip

September 16, 2014


Columbia Pictures has just released a five-minute extended clip from its upcoming action thriller “The Equalizer” which may be viewed below.

From Antoine Fuqua, director of “Training Day” and “Olympus Has Fallen” comes “The Equalizer” starring Denzel Washington.

In the film, Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him to lead a quiet life in peace. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

Based on the television series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim, “The Equalizer” also stars Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, with Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo. Film is written by Richard Wenk.

Opening across the Philippines in October 01, “The Equalizer” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.



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Ashley Judd balances maternal love, concern in “DOLPHIN TALE 2”

September 16, 2014


She most recently co-starred in Neil Burger’s sci-fi hit “Divergent,” with Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, and Antoine Fuqua’s actioner “Olympus Has Fallen,” with Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart. Now, Ashley Judd returns to her role of the big-hearted mother, Lorraine, for Warner Bros. Pictures' eagerly anticipated sequel, “Dolphin Tale 2.”

Ashley Judd says of the premise of the new film, “It’s always wonderful when young people find their voice and their autonomy, and it’s great to watch the kids in this film begin to act on the courage of their convictions. In the first ‘Dolphin Tale,’ Lorraine was mostly concerned about her son, Sawyer, and then was relieved that he was going to be okay. Now, maybe he’s gonna be too okay because he’s getting ready to leave for several months. Of course, as a mom she wants him to go out and do big things.”

The actress, who is an outspoken animal advocate, adds, “I was so pleased to discover that so much of this film focuses on the animals. To be on set with Winter and see the range of her emotions—from the unbelievable gentleness with which she interacts with both children and adults with disabilities to her mischievousness and humor—is one of the most profound experiences of my career. As Dr. McCarthy likes to joke, with intentional inaccuracy, ‘She’s a hell of a fish,’” Judd laughs.

Morgan Freeman returns as Dr. Cameron McCarthy, the ingenious prosthetics doctor who devised the artificial tail that saved Winter’s life in the first film. “Dolphin Tale 2” also marks his fourth collaboration with Judd, whom he says is “one of the women I love most in the world. “She is super smart, she is gorgeous and she has a beautiful soul. What’s not to love?”

He and Judd also share an admiration for their aquatic co-stars. “Dolphins are extremely bright creatures; the fact that they don’t make computers or cars doesn’t diminish that fact,” he observes. “I think their intelligence is part of what draws us to them and them to us. And that’s also part of what makes the ‘Dolphin Tale’ movies such terrific family affairs. We have to remember, as filmmakers and storytellers, that children do not listen to what we say; they’re watching what we do. So if we make movies about caring for the environment and its animals, that’s what they learn. We should be joyous when something good comes along that will resonate with people who are concerned about taking their children to the movies.”

In “Dolphin Tale 2,” it has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Harry Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life. Yet their fight is not over. Winter's surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins' social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.

Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 08, 2014, “Dolphin Tale 2” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.



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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?