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Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Lizzy Latte" reminds me of the coffee shops in Melbourne

Thanks to my Tita Rachel for introducing me to the newest coffee shop in Legaspi Village, Makati City: Lizzy Latte.

I really enjoyed its very cozy and "quiet" ambiance. I also felt excited looking at the graffiti on the walls. The place just really reminded me of Melbourne. I so miss Melbourne so much.
Take a look at this graffiti over here. I also love the tiny stairs. So cute. Teehee! I just hope it's not gonna be a safety hazard. But I guess that's fine for now.
See that? Isn't that lovely? They actually have stools and couches of varying sizes. While I was there, they were also playing some old jazz (or country) music inside which I really loved.
They also have an interesting list of drinks. The one over here is mixed with Piña Colada.
The one that I got was their blended mocha drink. The texture felt similar to that of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. It was thick and creamy and it didn't feel "icy" at all (unlike in other coffee shops). I just so loved it.
And interestingly...they deliver!

I'll definitely go back here again.



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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Will Ferrell gets tough for adult comedy “GET HARD”


Will Ferrell is going to prison—not the comedy legend of “Anchorman,” “Zoolander,” and TV’s “Saturday Night Live” fame, but his latest incarnation—James, a hedge fund manager facing hard time in San Quentin prison on fraud charges—in the outrageous and satirical new comedy “Get Hard” from Warner Bros.

Directed by Etan Cohen, the film pairs Ferrell with comedy phenom Kevin Hart (“The Grudge Match,” “The Wedding Ringer”), who plays the family man and small time entrepreneur the clueless millionaire assumes to be a thug and offers cold, hard cash to teach him how to survive behind bars. The closest Darnell has ever been to prison is seeing it on TV, but he’s no fool—he takes the money—and devises increasingly ridiculous ways to prep James for his impending hard time. Along the way, the unlikely team forges a friendship that will challenge their most basic – and hilariously off-base – pre-conceptions about so many things, including each other.

For Cohen, who also shares writing credit with Jay Martel and Ian Roberts, the movie’s culture clash and send-up of cultural biases are highlighted by the unique comedy styles of Hart and Ferrell. “This movie is not just incredibly funny because of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart,” he says. “It also takes a swing at satirizing the stereotypes people have by heightening those qualities in these characters, not only in their interactions with each other, but with nearly everyone else they encounter. This is one of the great gifts both Will and Kevin share—the ability to draw audiences into the joke.”

Cohen sees the film’s title as an added bonus, gleefully noting “the confusion it may produce to people that are not sure what it is about. I think if the title makes people uncomfortable, that’s a good thing,” he laughs. “It’s fun, and it’s emblematic of how this movie likes to go to the edge.”

Double entendre notwithstanding, “Get Hard” refers to the process of preparing mentally and physically for prison. When James—a ridiculously wealthy and entitled hedge fund manager with the biggest mansion and the hottest fiancée money can buy (played by comedic actress Alison Brie)— is convicted of fraud and given 30 days to get his affairs in order, he pegs Darnell as just the right kind of criminal to help him prepare for lockup. And Darnell, who is nearly as clueless as James himself about what that entails, is willing to at least fake it to help him survive his prison stint.

“Imagine, for whatever reasons, getting that piece of information that in 30 days you were going to prison—how would you react?” Ferrell muses. This is a question, he tells us, that producer Adam McKay had been grappling with for years, which he and his partners at Gary Sanchez ultimately developed into “Get Hard.” “Every scenario would go through your mind,” he details. “‘I’m going to flee the country… Okay, no, I can’t do that. I’m going to have to learn how to fight.’ Now, imagine that question through the eyes of two people who turn out to be wrong about nearly everything, even each other? I thought that would be a really funny premise. It was something that we kind of built from the ground up, and the final piece was getting Kevin.”

They both loved the idea of taking cultural preconceptions head-on in a genre in which nothing’s off limits—racial stereotypes, potty humor, sexual innuendo, you name it. But in between the jokes and balls-out physical humor both excel at, they also see the film as a story about two guys who become unlikely friends and discover how wrong their preconceptions can be about each other and the world around them.

“First and foremost, we set out to make a funny, satirical movie that makes you laugh by taking that to the extreme,” Ferrell says, “That having been said, the relationship in `Get Hard’ is almost a metaphor for surviving in the real world, because James doesn’t live in the real world. He thinks he does, but he’s separated. With all due respect to anyone who’s gone to Harvard, including our director, I was thinking ‘Harvard A**hole,’” he laughs. “Yeah, that was my inspiration. And as much as my character knows about financial dealings and how to make a lot of money, he really is completely ignorant about the rest of how the real world works and how people operate within that world.”

Opening across the Philippines on April 29, “Get Hard” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.



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It feels good to fall in love once again

I'm not keeping well tonight and I feel like dozing off in the next 5 minutes or so. But before that, I just wanna share something first: it really feels great to "fall" and "be" in love once again.

I just really need to spill it out, else I'm gonna lose my senses. He's so into Math so let's just call him "Math guy."

There's this guy in our office that I'm really super duper mega ultra heavily crushing on. I won't describe him anymore because it's gonna be a dead giveaway. There's only one person in our team who knows who he is, and three from the other teams as well (they were the ones who introduced him to me).

I was on my way out of the office this afternoon heading to the elevator when I realized that my car keys weren't inside the pocket of my Longchamp but instead found its way at the bottom of my hand bag. As I was reaching out for it, the elevator door opened and there he was....in all his shining, oh-so-glorious gorgeousness, standing right in front of me, looking as handsome and as dashing as ever. His hair was somewhat styled similar to that of Edward Cullen; his jaw was sculpted so perfectly, serving as the foundation and holding ground of his captivating crooked smile; his eyes were even accentuated by the deep contours of his seemingly delicately brushed....ok I'm gonna stop there. I don't wanna spill the beans just yet!

Anyway, going back, and to make the long story short...I was stunned. I was shocked. I was motionless.

He stepped out of the elevator and started walking towards the reception area. I knew that I needed to step inside the elevator at that very moment, press "G" (ground floor), head straight to the parking lot, and drive myself home. But instead...I started following him. I literally just found myself walking towards the reception area as well. And then all of a sudden it felt like as if my guardian angel slapped me on the face to wake me up from this mirage and return me to the real world.

I decided to walk to the opposite direction and headed to the comfort room to freshen myself up a bit. I needed to calm down. The degree of giddiness that I was feeling at that very moment was so intense. As I was nearing the comfort room, I decided to look back, one final look, and I saw him holding his badge and swiping it over the glass door. I took a few more steps until I was able to reach the comfort room door. However, it didn't feel flat and smooth as it normally should. It felt angulated and rough. I turned my gaze away from him and stared at the door in front of me.

I was about to enter the fire exit.

Good night.



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Kevin Hart mentors prison-bound rich guy in “GET HARD”


One of the hottest comedians and entertainers in the industry today, Kevin Hart (“The Wedding Ringer,” “Grudge Match”) is tasked to get Will Ferrell in “tough” shape for prison, in Warner Bros. Pictures' new adult comedy “Get Hard.”

This outrageous and satirical comedy is about two guys who work in the same building but live in different worlds, until they strike an unusual and potentially life-changing deal that challenges their most basic – and hilariously off-base – preconceptions about so many things.

It all begins as Ferrell’s character, James, a ridiculously wealthy and entitled hedge fund manager with the biggest mansion and the hottest fiancée money can buy, is caught with his hand in the till. Summarily convicted of the kind of fraud that costs regular people their life savings, he then adds insult to injury by turning to the only person he can think of to help him prepare for lockup: his car detailer Darnell (Hart), a struggling but focused entrepreneur whom James automatically expects to have done time, statistically speaking, given Darnell’s age, his economic circumstances, and....

“He assumes Darnell has been in jail because he’s black,” offers Hart. In fact, Darnell has zero experience with the prison system. Understandably offended, he tries to set James straight but the disgraced financier is too wrapped up in his own escalating panic to listen. Darnell then quickly does the math and figures: why not? If James is stupid enough to run that stereotype and is willing to pay for the mentoring he believes Darnell can provide, “he’ll take him up on the offer, create some kind of program, put up with his bullshit for a few weeks and take his money.”

The only thing James and Darnell appear to have in common, apart from the absurdity of their situation, is the commitment and timing of the actors who portray them.

“There are levels. It’s not always about being the funniest person in the room, and we both get that,” Hart says. “We were focused on making each scene better and the material put us in a situation where we could both win. As a fan of comedy, a fan of improvisation, Will has always been at the top of my list. We’re making a movie to make people laugh, so we need to laugh while we’re filming it; that’s how you get your best content, and that’s what Will and I were doing from the start. We didn’t rush to our trailers between takes. We mostly just sat in the chairs, talking and laughing.”

Theirs was a welcome camaraderie in that “Get Hard” develops into a kind of buddy movie. Or, says director Etan Cohen, “It’s about two people who make a lot of assumptions about each other and who would just go on their way and never have those assumptions challenged if not for the situation they get into. It’s a two-way street. James has never encountered anyone outside of the Ivy League or the world of high finance, so when he meets Darnell he sees a potential gang-banger. And Darnell takes James for a racist jerk who’s had everything handed to him — and to some extent that’s true, but, once he gets to know him, he realizes James is trying to be a good guy, in his own weird way. Conversely, James comes to understand that Darnell isn’t necessarily struggling because of a character failure but because of his circumstances.”

“The movie deals with stereotypes in a funny, clever way and we make fun of all of them,” says Hart. “It helps to draw attention to the stupidity. We’re saying, hey, in this day and decade, we should all be on the same playing field and treat each other accordingly.”

Opening across the Philippines on April 29, “Get Hard” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.



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“GET HARD’S” Will Ferrell gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


Comedian Will Ferrell cemented his place on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Tuesday, March 24, by parading his three young sons around his newly minted star plaque.

Ferrell, 47, asked his sons Magnus, Mattias and Axel to take a lap around the star to show off how they looked "like a million bucks."

"You want to step up and take a tour around and show people off your suits? Just take a little lap, don't step on the star," the comedian quipped as the three boys circled the red carpet surrounding the star.

Ferrell received the 2,547th star on the Walk of Fame for his contributions to comedy, from his beginnings as part of the comedy troupe The Groundlings to a cast member on NBC's live sketch show "Saturday Night Live," in which he became best known for playing former US President George W. Bush.

He went on to lead films such as "Anchorman," "Elf" and "The Other Guys," and also founded the website FunnyOrDie.com with writing partner Adam McKay.

The actor was joined by fellow comedians Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly as he accepted his star, albeit with some faux hesitance.

"It goes without saying that I feel so fortunate, and yet I can't accept this award. So just cover it up, cover it up for someone else," he joked, before adding, "I not only accept it, but I will be here every day from 3 to 5 p.m. polishing the star. You can count on that. And on those days that John's in the neighborhood, he will help me as well."

Ferrell will next be seen alongside Kevin Hart in the raunchy comedy "Get Hard," playing a white collar criminal preparing for life behind bars.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame, a mile-long strip of plaques on Hollywood Boulevard, has honored influential figures in the entertainment industry since 1960.

The plaques which are cemented into the sidewalk can be purchased for $30,000 by the sponsor of a nominee, who is approved by Hollywood's Chamber of Commerce. The money goes to the Hollywood Historic Trust.

Opening across the Philippines on April 29, “Get Hard” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.



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Ridley Scott produced film “CHILD 44” opens today (April 29) at Ayala Malls Cinemas


From blockbuster and acclaimed filmmaker Ridley Scott comes a chilling action drama “Child 44” based on Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling novel of the same titled starred in by Hollywood’s most admired actors headed by Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel, Joel Kinnaman and Jason Clarke about an unlikely hero amidst desperate times.

Orphan-turned-war-hero Leo Demidov (Hardy) has risen through the ranks of the MGB, the state’s domestic security apparatus, to become a star investigator of dissident activity. When he and sadistic colleague Vasil (Kinnaman) capture suspected spy Anatoly Tarasovich Brodsky (Clarke), the “traitor” names Leo’s own wife, beautiful schoolteacher Raisa (Rapace), as a co-conspirator.

Forced to investigate Raisa on suspicion of treason, Leo also takes on the case of a boy found carved up alongside railroad tracks. Despite evidence to the contrary, Leo describes the death as an accident to the boy’s father, MGB Agent Alexei Andreyev (Fares Fares) because Stalinist decree dictates, “There is no crime in Paradise.”

When Leo refuses to denounce his wife, MGB Commander Major Kuzmin (Vincent Cassel) exiles the couple to the grim industrial city of Volsk. Confined to a one-room hovel and stripped of rank, Leo and Raisa learn that dozens of other dead boys have suffered gruesome “accidents” near railroad tracks under almost identical circumstances as Alexei’s son. Teaming with local Police Chief General Nesterov (Oldman), they sneak back to Moscow and pursue clues before zeroing in on mild-mannered factory worker Vladimir Malevich (Paddy Considine).

Desperate to rein in his former colleague, the increasingly psychotic Vasili tries to stop Leo and Raisa before they catch the child murderer, who has no place in Stalin’s supposedly crime-free Communist society. In the end, only one man survives the spectacular forest showdown between hero, pedophile and bureaucrat. But despite the victims and the damage done, the Soviet State remains immune to Leo’s inconvenient truths.

The author’s fans include Oscar®-winning filmmaker Ridley Scott. Galvanized by Child 44’s rich characterizations and epic scope, Scott arranged nine years ago to meet the novelist at his London production headquarters. “It was slightly surreal,” recalls Smith. “I’d gone from having this project I thought might not even get published to talking to Ridley Scott in his office sitting next to a Gladiator sword and a prop from Alien. Ridley was full of incredible ideas for the project.”

Scott initially intended to direct Child 44 himself. Then he saw Swedish director Daniel Espinosa’s 2010 crime thriller Snabba Cash (aka Easy Money). The highest-grossing movie in Swedish history, Snabba Cash showcased Espinosa’s inventively staged action sequences and stylish editing. In Child 44, Espinosa saw an opportunity to blend visceral action sequences with psychologically nuanced character arcs against a rich historic tapestry, thus a thrilling and engaging masterpiece was produced.

“Child 44” opens April 29 exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide. Log on to www.sureseats.com for schedule.



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Monday, April 27, 2015

“AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” shatters records with P339.83-M in 5 days


Marvel's “Avengers: Age of Ultron” practically rewrote the record books as it bowed with a five-day opening weekend gross of a staggering P339.83-million nationwide – the biggest ever opening weekend in Philippine history. This was announced today by a spokesman of Walt Disney Studios Philippines which distributed the film.

Launching in highest-ever 607 screens nationwide, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrived in cinemas with an aggressive marketing push and wild fan anticipation, enabling it to singlehandedly dominate the market. Most exhibitors devoted all their their available screens to the film in order to accommodate the surge of movigeoers.

The film rolled out Wednesday, April 22 and immediately broke the records for Biggest Opening Day of All-Time (beating former record-holder “Man of Steel” which launched on a holiday) and Biggest Wednesday of All-Time (eclipsing “Iron Man 3”) with a massive P72.74-M.

Then the rest of the records fell one day after the other: Biggest Non-Holiday Thursday of All-Time at P50.09-M (surpassing “Iron Man 3”); Biggest Friday of All-Time at 51.77-M (overtaking “Iron Man 3”); Biggest Saturday of All-Time at P81.96-M (breaking “Transformers: Age of Extinction”) and Biggest Sunday (ahead of “Iron Man 3') and Single Day of All-Time (past “Transformers: Age of Extinction”) at P83.27-M.

The PH opening of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” mirrored the film's record-breaking launch internationally at $201.2-M across some 44 territories this April 22-26 weekend.

“Ultron” was the highest-grossing film in everywhere it opened, and has now rolled out in 55% of the international marketplace, including France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, Korea, Australia and the Philippines.

The hotly anticipated superhero sequel opens next week in the U.S., where it is expected to earn north of $200 million and could top the first “Avengers'” record-breaking $207.4 million bow.

Back in the Philippines, SM North EDSA posted the biggest share of receipts at P19.21-M, followed by SM Megamall with P17.90-M and SM Mall of Asia with P17.43-M.

The top ten-grossing cinemas include Trinoma (P10.54-M), SM Cebu (P9.89-M), Glorietta 4 (P8.41-M), SM Southmall (P6.93-M), Eastwood (P6.04-M), SM Aura (P5.80-M) and SM Clark (P5.72-M).

Rounding out the top twenty theaters are Ayala Cebu (P5.67-M), Power Plant (P5.53-M), Greenhills Promenade (P5.10-M), Greenbelt 3 (P5.06-M), Alabang Town Center (P4.76-M), Gateway (P4.75-M), Bonifacio High Street (P4.71-M), Shang Cineplex (P4.63-M), Market! Market! (P4.61-M) and Newport (P4.51-M).

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963.

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is now playing across the Philippines in IMAX 3D, 4DX, Digital 3D and 2D cinemas.



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

“AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” welcomes Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch


They became box-office movie stars with the release of last year's monster hit “Godzilla.” Now, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen make their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when they take on the roles of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, respectively, in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

One of the loose ends to clean up after the Battle of New York in the first “Avengers” film finds our Super Heroes in Eastern European Sokovia. This is where the Avengers encounter two new characters in the film – Pietro and Wanda Maximoff aka Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
Producer Kevin Feige says, “They have a very interesting introduction to The Avengers, which is why we wanted to use them in this film. They are not fans of The Avengers at all. They’re from this Eastern European country known as Sokovia that used to be a S.H.I.E.L.D post, but Hydra has been operating out of and it’s not the nicest organization.”

For Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who was cast as in the role of Pietro aka Quicksilver, having Elizabeth Olsen cast as his twin sister Wanda aka Scarlet Witch in the film was a comforting dynamic considering the longstanding cast of characters.

“It’s always a little bit intimidating coming into a big cast like this so it was really great being able to work with Elizabeth Olsen, so much since we just worked together in “Godzilla,’” says Taylor-Johnson. “So it was great to have at least a friend to come into this with so you feel like you’re in the same boat.”

The actor continues, “Quicksilver has been really fun to portray as a Super Hero. His super power is being as fast as the speed of sound, but he’s quick at everything. He’s quick tempered and becomes frustrated with everything because he’s already there. Everything moves too slowly for him. It’s been fun to play with this character and, more importantly, discover who he is.”

On his close relationship with his sister Wanda, Taylor-Johnson says of Pietro, “It’s just them against the world and they can’t do without each other, which is nice. This is also a yin and yang thing. I’m very fatherly and physical and protective over her and she’s sort of that motherly nurturing and caring and more emotional and thoughtful person. They balance each other out. You couldn’t really have Quicksilver without Scarlet Witch. We get along really well and to play a brother/sister thing has been natural and easy.”

“It is interesting to me is how connected and grounded Wanda is with the universe,” says Elizabeth Olsen. “She can also get these messages from parallel universes from the past or the future as well as tap into people’s greatest fears and has the ability to manipulate their mind. That aspect of the character really excited me because it created a huge plot point in this film that she messes with all The Avengers’ heads to such an extent that they have to go away and come back together as a unit. I also liked that Joss Whedon didn’t just throw in new characters just to add more characters. We’re directly connected with the plot, and the story between Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch is such a beautiful, familial story that the two of them only have each other.”

“Wanda and Pietro both have powers we’ve not seen before, explains director Joss Whedon. “Pietro is extremely fast, almost as fast as the Bullet. Wanda’s power is very amorphous and so we took it and said she’s got telekinesis; she can move things and she can have a little bit of energy shielding or pushing and she can get inside your head so that all your worst fears and doubts are going to come to the forefront. That’s a lot of power and I wanted something more than just the ability to punch, but at the same time I wanted people to know: this is as far as she can go with it.”

Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.



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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Clint Bondad loves to eat...but....

photos from Facebook

Clint Bondad loves to eat...but....

He still manages to maintain this oh-so-hot a physique!!!

You're a demigod, Clint. You're a demigod! (And I love you to pieces. CHOZ!)

Anyhow, he's sweating in that photo above. Can someone give me some Kleenex, please? Just wanna wipe...a sweat...over...here...and here....

LOLZ! *daydreaming*

Hay...his girlfriend is just so lucky, isn't she?

Anyhow, I believe he'll be shooting (or is currently shooting) a movie under Viva so that's something that we can really watch out for.

I'm still actually dying to see him in a "much deserved" movie with an "unforgettable" role. His previous ones were just ok. I know there's still a lot in store for him. He has so much star potential.

Click here for more of Clint Bondad to see what I'm talking about.

FUDGE! He's just so perfect! Ahihihihihihihi!



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Monday, April 20, 2015

Captain America commands the “AVENGERS” in epic sequel


No stranger to the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America after developing the character over three films, Chris Evans admits that there is still more to learn about the quintessential American hero in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

“Steve Rogers is still trying to figure out where he belongs,” says Evans. “He’s always been a soldier and he’s fit in that format. He enjoys structure and he enjoys having orders and a plan, and without that he does feel a bit aimless, but he is still searching for whether or not he can have a life outside of being Captain America. He’s been of service for so long that trying to figure out what he would do without his uniform and shield is a bit of a puzzle.”

Post Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Evans points out that the world has changed for The Avengers team. “S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen since the last ‘Captain America,’ so now we’re all kind of relying on one another,” explains Evans. “There’s really no one to report to, so it’s this loose hierarchy. They’re just leaning on each other as soldiers; there’s no one person giving commands but they are operating as a true group now.”

As far as Captain America’s role in the new world order, Evans says, “Cap is certainly giving the orders, but it’s not the sort of hierarchy where he gives commands and people have to do it. It’s truly in the sense that when battle breaks out and they need structure, Cap has no problem organizing a team approach. In terms of how they behave when they’re not fighting a foe, there’s still is a loose chain of command; no one is technically in charge but Cap certainly does lean towards the side of structure; on the battlefield is where he feels most comfortable.”

Captain America and The Avengers take on the mega-villain Ultron in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and, at first, Evans wasn’t sure what to expect. “Ultron is written as a very smug and sarcastic character with a personality,” offers Evans. “It’s not just a mindless robot. It has attitude and I had a hard time understanding how this character was going to be portrayed when I first read the script. I knew Spader was playing it, but I really had no idea in what direction he was going to go. The first day where he gives his speech at the party, all of us were eager to be the audience. Being a spectator and watching him perform was exciting because it was good and intimidating and it colored in all the blanks right away.”

In each subsequent film, Captain America’s fighting style is enhanced. “We just keep trying to advance his fighting style. You have to assume that the guy, as a soldier and as a military mind, is going to constantly be trying to better himself, so he’s has to be adopting new fight tactics, approaches and disciplines,” says Evans about his character. “In `The Winter Soldier’ they set the bar pretty high. Cap was involved in very fluid, acrobatic, sequences, taking down jets single-handedly, so we didn’t want to take a step back. It was trying to continue in the evolution of a constant, fluid and acrobatic style of fighting.”

Working again with The Avengers team of actors was a highlight for Evans, who says, “It’s like summer camp with all these people that we’ve worked with for four, five years or so on the first ‘Avengers.’ You’re getting to know one another, and you create wonderful bonds during the filming and the press. It really does feel like a family. It really does feel like a great, tight unit. It doesn’t feel like work at all.”

Reuniting with writer/director Joss Whedon led to another positive acting experience for Evans. Recounting the on-set relationship Whedon has with his actors, Evans says, “Joss is not just our director, he’s our writer, so that level of involvement that he has with these characters and this material is incredibly beneficial. If you’re struggling with a scene, or with a line, he’s not only phenomenal with coming up with things on the spot but he is also very witty and has wonderful banter and repartee, so he can always make adjustments. But he’s a comic book fan, so one of the main demographics he is trying to please are the fan-boys and since he is one, it’s a very safe exchange knowing that anything he suggests will be met with approval.”

Evan admits that playing Captain America has definite rewards. “One of the perks of this job is seeing a little kid’s face light up,” says the actor. “Playing a role in their childhood is pretty awesome because I know I had certain movies that I grew up with that I loved, so if you get to be a part of that in someone else’s memory, that’s a treat.”

Summing up Marvel’s “Avengers” Age of Ultron” in one word, Evans definitively states, “Impressive.” And that says it all.

Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.



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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dance for diversity at Jungle Circuit Party ‪#‎LaBoracay! ‪#‎CuervoJunglePartyBoracay‬

This is Jungle Circuit Party ‪#‎LaBoracay‬!

Dance for diversity in the most fabulous sunset party festival of freedom!

Happening at the Roof Deck of Tides Hotel, D'Mall, Station 2, Boracay on May 1, 2015.

Doors open at 3PM!

Tickets available online at www.smtickets.com and in all SM malls nationwide for only PhP 500! (limited tickets, strictly NO guest list)

For inquiries and table reservations kindly contact 0917 861 5747.

Visit Jungle Circuit Party's official Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/junglecircuitparty

And I'm pretty sure that this hot Brazilian male model DJ Romeo Cavalcante will swoon you over with his beats and music all throughout the night!

Oh, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?




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Garage Magazine covers Dominic Roque (Sizzling hot!!!)

I just saw that on Instagram a few weeks ago and I was like....

SHET!!! I need to buy this! And so I did. LOLZ!

Dominic Roque on the cover of the latest issue of Garage Magazine. SUPER HOT!!!

Isn't that a body of perfection! I love his skin tone. I love his jaw. I love his eyes.

I hope you guys will get to buy your copy, too. Please support Dominic Roque! I love him to pieces. Even if he doesn't know me. Teehee!

I mean....just look at his puppy eyes. Look!!!

I love you, Dominic Roque!



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Downey feels “AGE OF ULTRON” marks end of era, start of new


Fan-favorite Robert Downey Jr. reprises his seminal portrayal of Tony Stark/Iron Man for the fifth time in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In Marvel’s “The Avengers” Tony Stark struggled to become a team player and in “Iron Man 3” audiences saw him transcend his dependency on the tech that was keeping him alive. So where does he go now?

To Downey Jr., the answer is simple: “There’s all this unfinished business. There’s the matter of a certain wormhole that opened over New York and the imminent threat that still implies, so Tony has turned his attentions more toward a bit of a post-Reagan-era, Star-Wars-type notion and he likes to call it Ultron.”

Right from the beginning of the project, Downey Jr. found a lot to like in writer/director Joss Whedon’s compelling screenplay. “To me it’s further developing the complexities of the relationship between all the main folks,” comments the actor. “I like that Thor has a beef with me and then eventually has to say I’m right. It’s just interesting and the way it all wraps up to me is super exciting, but strangely my favorite part about ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is what’s brought into potential at the end.”

But returning to Tony Stark and The Avengers was bittersweet for the super-talented, much-loved actor. “This time around I felt like I really got closer with the cast members, and Joss and I are pals,” says Downey Jr. “But more than any other of the Marvel movies, for me I feel like this is a feeling of an ending of an era and the beginning of another. Obviously some of that is informed by the new blood coming through, with Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and I welcome it. So there’s a sense that we’ve been around just long enough to be a guard that may or may not be passing or changing.”

The new kids on the block, Elizabeth Olsen who plays Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson who is Quicksilver, definitely shake things up for Tony Stark and the rest of The Avengers. Downey Jr. explains the new dynamic: “Tony knows The Avengers; they are the Super Heroes that he has been in the trenches with. He’s only really just gotten over his mild dose of PTSD, so to have something like a Scarlet Witch whispering in one ear and a Quicksilver bolting and flashing past the other is a little bit like ‘hmm.’ It’s like that friend or foe thing, but the way that they’ve been developed as from their origins, albeit how they’ve been depicted in the comics and other attempts thus far, this one is incredibly smart and the nice thing about it is they really fit into the story. What’s great about it is it puts Tony and certainly the other Avengers off-kilter. Also it would seem initially that there’s somewhat of a vendetta, and it sucks when you know there’s someone who’s after you who’s mad and they have a good reason.”

Explaining Tony Stark’s place on The Avengers team this time around, Downey Jr. says, “I don’t know of anyone in the history of any Super Hero franchise who seems to never run out of money. Tony’s footing the bill and he can swing it, obviously. The real thing is that he wants to localize, look after and nurture this necessary counterbalancing faction, which is The Avengers, and have them all where they are. Then there’s part of him that’s still the designer and the tweaker and a bit of an engineer and the mechanic who just wants to help them all do things a little bit better. So his comfort is like someone who buys a football team and then wants to redo their uniforms and give them better equipment and keep them safer on the field and make them stronger and faster.”

In Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Captain America, played by Chris Evans, is clearly the leader, but it seems to work for Tony Stark this time around. “There are really only two relationships in Tony’s life in which he’s been willing to assume a lower status and one’s with Pepper obviously, equal footing, and the other’s with Cap,” informs Downey Jr. “It’s always whoever does the job best should probably do that job and Tony’s bringing a lot to the table and Cap has the most experience. It’s also nice to feel like there’s someone under whose tutelage you become better at what you have to do and no one’s more battle-seasoned than Cap.”

There has been much speculation about what the future holds for the Tony Stark/Iron Man character. Downey Jr. admits he does not have the answer, but offers, “It’s hard to say. I’ve been talking with Kevin Feige and some of the creatives and there are really good ideas. It’s been this thing where some part of it was just smart luck and then the rest of it has been this kind of thing that’s gently unfolded and at the right pace for the right amount of time to keep working. So whatever the future holds for Tony I want it to be a future that works for the highest good for the whole magilla and I just want it to keep feeling like there’s more to do and more to say.”

When fans sit down in theaters to see Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Downey Jr. hopes people just say, “Wow.” “I hope that they feel as good about this as they did when they came and saw the third ‘Iron Man,’ or as they did when they saw the most recent ‘Captain America’ and ‘Thor’ and that there’s still more to say and more to do and it’s fun. This movie is incredibly fun and thoughtful and has great themes and there’s a whole bunch of new people, so that’s my seal of approval,” concludes the actor.

Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.



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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Thor, Hulk: god and monster return in “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON”


Two of your favorite superheroes, Thor and The Hulk, are once again portrayed by acclaimed actors Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, respectively, in Marvel's highly anticipated action-adventure “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

Remaining where he was last seen at the end of “Thor: The Dark World” is the God of Thunder himself. Chris Hemsworth explains how his character has gotten more comfortable and accepting of his earthly surroundings.

“Thor has decided to stay on and so we see a more grounded, earthly version of Thor than we have in the past,” says Hemsworth. “It is nice because there are a few more opportunities to showcase some humor and see him in some casual gear instead of the red cape and armor that we always see him in. He’s a central part of the team now and there’s certainly a unity that they’ve all formed now as a group and are solid.”

The actor continues, “Thor sees the bigger picture of the current conflict that’s going on. There’s the initial battle, which they’re all involved in, but Thor uses his Asgardian knowledge and starts to tap into some otherworldly possibilities and threats that he thinks are coming.”

“Chris Hemsworth is Thor now,” states producer Kevin Feige. “He has done such an unbelievable job at embodying a character that in any other hands could be completely non-relatable and stand out like a sore thumb. Despite the red cape, a hammer and his Asgardian lingo, Chris has humanized the character. He’s such an integral part of the team, but at the same time, he is the lynchpin between Earth and everything else. He was our guide into the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe and in this film he continues to be the one who has a certain amount of knowledge that nobody else has because he grew up on the other side of the universe. He is aware of cosmic histories, legends and mythologies that nobody on Earth is aware of and is the portal to a much bigger, grander side of the Marvel Universe.”

A surprise for the filmmakers was the fans’ reaction and love affair with Bruce Banner aka The Hulk in Marvel’s “The Avengers.” Some of the biggest moments and laughs in the film were when the big green guy was in action. For actor Mark Ruffalo, it was an unexpected whirlwind of events. “I was completely caught off guard by how much people responded to Hulk and Banner,” says Ruffalo. “It’s a tough nut to crack and some really great people have had a chance at it, so I concluded at best I’ll stay with the group and I won’t embarrass myself and my fellow actors. So I just approached it like everything else and tried to come up with a game plan and stick to it and do the best I can and hope that somebody responds to it. I was thrilled to see the outcome and how the fans responded.”

“What director Joss Whedon really wanted to do with Banner was take away some of the self-loathing,” says Feige. “Mark is so endearing in real life and up on screen that was a new side that people hadn’t seen for a long time in a Bruce Banner and it continues in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ He’s always been a nervous, brilliant scientist with this affliction of the Hulk. One of my favorite things about the first film with the relationship between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner is Joss made them science partners and the Internet and fandom embraced it. I love the notion that when people were talking about what they can’t wait to see in another Avengers movie it was ‘Stark and Banner doing science.’ That’s a testament to what Joss did in the first film.”

“Banner basically moved in with Tony Stark after he didn’t have anywhere to go at the end of the last Avengers,” explains Ruffalo. “He traveled around and he did his thing, but Stark took him in and there was a lot of mutually beneficial, qualities that they get from each other. One of them is their understanding of science, and what Banner’s specialty is has been really well augmented with what Tony’s been up to. Banner was also a renegade at one point and he was crazy enough as a scientist to actually try it on himself and I think he crumbled into himself from the bad experience of it. Tony did the same thing, but was a successful version of what Banner wanted to be. He did all this stuff to himself, but actually really benefitted from it. So I think in a weird way Banner has a tempering effect on Tony and conversely Tony has a livening affect on Banner.”

“Banner’s been on the run for so much of his life,” says Joss Whedon. “I love that tag at the end of ‘Iron Man 3’ where you see that they’re just hanging out. He’s not just part of a team, but a lot of Tony Stark’s research. When we designed the lab for Avengers Tower it was very important to say ‘This is Tony’s area, and this is Banner’s area.’ Banner’s area is very impressive, but Tony’s is bigger. Banner really has found a place where thanks to Natasha he’s been able to sort of control the Hulk. It’s the idea that when they’re in a situation where they need the big green guy he is there. And Mark Ruffalo also got what he so desperately wanted in the first film, a pair of Avengers-issued stretchy pants that Tony has made for him.”

Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.



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Star-studded cast in “CHILD 44” exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas on April 9


From highly acclaimed and world-renowned filmmaker, Sir Ridley Scott produces the latest edgy and thrilling action “Child 44” directed by the inventive Daniel Espinosa, known for his “Safe House” directorial debut starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds and who also helmed “Snabba Cash,” the highest-grossing movie in Swedish history.

“Child 44” casts a very impressive set of actors ever assembled on screen led by Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman along with Noomi Rapace, Vince Cassel, Joel Kinnaman and Jason Clarke, the movie is based on author Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling novel “Child 44” set against the backdrop of 1953 Stalinist Russia.

Hardy stars as Leo Demidov, a recognized war hero who also rose from the ranks to be the MGB’s top investigator within the Soviet system married to a schoolteacher Raisa (Rapace). Soon, Raisa is suspected of being a spy and Leo is forced to investigate and denounce his wife. Leo’s refusal to denounce Raisa, Leo is then relocated and demoted to the city of Volsk where General Nesterov reigns (Oldman). From his post in Moscow where Leo has discovered the murder of his friend’s son that had been mantled as a freak accident, the same crime continues in Volsk. Fuelled by their passion to uncover the truth, with the help of Nesterov, Leo and Raisa tread dangerous grounds to catch the serial killer before another child dies. Meanwhile, Leo’s sadistic colleague, Vasil (Kinnaman), who’s been after his post is relentless in pursuing the couple in the midst the couple’s search for the killer.

Hardy impressed moviegoers as a violent convict in Bronson, then broke through to a global audience with his portrayal of the evil Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,.” More recently he earned both critical and popular acclaim for his role as a Brooklyn bartender with a dark secret in “The Drop.” Hardy says he was attracted to the project by the moral complexity of his character—and the script as a whole.

On casting Raisa, Scott introduced Rapace to “Child 44” in Los Angeles when he cast her in his 2012 sci-fi epic “Prometheus.” When she learned Espinosa would be directing, Rapace was thrilled. Rapace was also pleased to be back on set with Hardy. Rapace’s portrayal of meek schoolteacher Raisa Demidova marks a dramatic departure from the role that brought her to international attention, the nail-tough title character in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, who first worked with Espinosa in Snabba Cash, enjoyed the challenge of developing treacherous secret-police bureaucrat and sadistic Vasili as a three-dimensional character. Kinnaman broke through to American audiences when he co-starred as slacker detective Stephen Holder in the cable television crime series “The Killing” and continued to star in “Robocop.” His most recent role is opposite Liam Neeson in “Run All Night.”

For Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman, the weary provincial police chief General Mikhail Nesterov he portrays in Child 44 embodies the moral compromises many citizens had to make in order to survive Stalinist-era politics. “There was so much emotional, physical, and psychological terror in Stalinist society that a character like Nesterov just turns a blind eye to it all,” he says of his role.

A gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller, “Child 44” opens April 29 exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide.



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