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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fashion and music throwback in winning movie “BROOKLYN”


FASHION AND MUSIC THROWBACK IN WINNING MOVIE “BROOKLYN”

Brought to life with the dreamlike shadings of a love poem, “Brooklyn” unfolds in two distinctly atmospheric worlds: one amid the cloistered, muted beauty of Enniscorthy, Ireland and the other in the bustling chaos of New York’s Brooklyn, the frequent first stop of many immigrants to America, starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson who make up the film’s love triangle.

The entirety of “Brooklyn” builds to the life-altering decisions Eilis (Ronan) must make: between Tony (Cohen) and Jim (Gleeson), between Brooklyn and Ireland, between her past and what she wants for her future. Everyone involved knew from the start that the story hinged on the uncertainty of her ultimate choice.

Helping to recreate the era in the minds of actors were the beautiful clothes sourced and created by Odile Dicks-Mireaux to evoke the inimitable elegance and grace of 1950s New York. She was thrilled to step back into that era. “It was a complete pleasure to work with these characters,” says Dicks-Mireaux, “and there was so much craftsmanship and invention in the 1950s period.”

The early era of street photography, especially work by the mysterious Vivian Maier and iconic New York shooter Elliott Erwitt, inspired Dicks-Mireaux with their candid shots of transient city moments. However, she avoided even glancing at the couture of the era.

“John’s specific edict was to not look at any fashion magazines because this is a story of real people – of working class girls trying to make their living in New York,” she explains. “In every aspect of the film, John wanted the look to be very natural and real.”

Dicks-Mireaux especially enjoyed contrasting fashionable Brooklyn, of which Eilis is soon a part, with the more austere dress of Enniscorthy. “There was a huge difference between America and Ireland in those post-war years,” she explains. “The styles could not have been more distinct which is perfect for the story we’re telling. In America it was a time of rich color – reds, caramels and yellow ochres, pinks and pale colors – that just did not exist then in Ireland.”

An equal contributor to the film’s transporting atmosphere is the music, led by an aching score from Michael Brook (Into The Wild, The Fighter). There is also a transcendent musical moment -- when Eilis volunteers to serve Christmas lunch to downtrodden Irish immigrants, only to be enraptured by one homesick man’s stirring Irish lament.
Colm Tóibín told Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey that the unique voice of Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird had been a particular inspiration to him while writing that scene. Inspired themselves, they approached Ó Lionáird and were delighted to be able to bring him to Montreal to perform “Casadh an Tsúgáin” live on the set.

Ó Lionáird fully understood why it would impact Eilis so deeply. “It’s a love song, in which the repeating chorus talks about a man asking the woman to define in what way she’s connected to him,” he explains. “That resonates for Eilis, in that she’s connected to two worlds. In the song, the man is asking the woman ‘if you’re with me, you’re with me’ and he says ‘be with me in front of everybody, show everybody, be clear.’ She has to step into her own future and to decide what that is.”

Ronan was as moved as Eilis is during the scene. “Through this incredible voice, Iarla was able to communicate every emotion that you go through when you’re away from home,” she says.











“Brooklyn” opens today, January 27 exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt3, Market!Market!, Fairview Terraces) from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.

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Winning “BROOKLYN” movie tackles life abroad - now showing exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas


WINNING “BROOKLYN” MOVIE TACKLES LIFE ABROAD - NOW SHOWING EXCLUSIVE AT AYALA MALLS CINEMAS

Ayala Malls Cinemas brings “Brooklyn” - a very poignant story of a young woman who dreams of a better life abroad, leaves her mother and sister to a foreign land very different from the culture she grew up in and eventually finds herself torn between two men from her hometown and new town.

Saoirse Ronan has been reaping awards left and right for her role in “Brooklyn.” Born in New York to Irish parents and raised outside Dublin, Ronan first found acclaim in Joe Wright’s “Atonement,” garnering a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® nomination for her performance as Briony. She went on to starring roles in “The Lovely Bones,” “Hanna” and most recently Wes Anderson’s Oscar winning “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” all by age 20. Now entering her prime, she was ready to take on a complicated, emotionally demanding lead.

“Brooklyn” has opened in Ireland to become the highest-opening Irish film since “Michael Collins” in 1996 that starred Liam Neeson tells of a beautiful and resilient Irish young woman Eilis and her journey between two countries, two men and two destinies.

In “Brooklyn Eilis has lived her whole life in tiny Enniscorthy, Ireland – where everyone knows everyone else’s business and then some -- when she is swept away to America, thanks to her sister, who wants to see her flourish. She arrives into the diverse tumult of Brooklyn already homesick, feeling like an exile. But as Eilis dexterously learns to adapt to life as a New Yorker, becomes a sales lady at a posh department store, she meets a funny, sweet, charismatic suitor determined to win her devotion. Just as she seems on the verge of beginning a new life, a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland where she is pulled back into the life she left behind … and a decision that could affect her future forever.

Caught between two different calls to her heart, Eilis confronts one of the most breathtakingly difficult dilemmas of our fluid modern world: figuring out how to merge where you have come from with where you dream of going. Ronan says she felt an immediate, almost uncanny, affinity for Eilis as soon as she read the script. “Nick Hornby isn’t from Ireland, yet he managed to completely capture the spirit of the country. The writing was so beautiful, and so beautifully subtle,” she comments. “It felt close to my heart because it was about my people. It was the journey that my parents went on back in the ‘80s; they moved to New York and went through all these same things, even though it was a different era. The biggest hurdle anyone goes through in life is leaving the security of your family and your friends behind for something new.”

The mix of emotions that Eilis confronts – from confusion and grief to joy and devotion – was also an exciting challenge as Ronan calibrated the balance between them. “We would go from beautiful, heartbreaking, completely sad scenes to gorgeous, fun scenes to do,” Ronan notes. “Eilis is going through all these very natural things that human beings go through: grief, relationships, jobs, your relationship with your parents, independence. But I loved the subtleties of it. The challenge is that you can read so much into Eilis’s experiences and she could be played in a number of different ways. And it was also about balancing the drama of real life circumstances with the humor that people use to handle that drama, which is something that I know Irish people use an awful lot. We use humor as a way to deal with life and death. So it was about balancing all of that.”

The heart of “Brooklyn” for Ronan lies in the re-defining of home. “I love the piece of advice Eilis passes onto the young girl near the end of the film -- that when you move away, you’ll feel so homesick you’ll want to die and there’s nothing you can do about it, apart from endure it, but it won’t kill you and one day the sun will come out and you’ll realize that this is where your life is. That gorgeous piece of writing means so much to any person who has ever left their home and family. Eilis needs to go through this incredibly happy, heartbreaking, exciting, scary journey in order to make this choice about where she feels she wants to be. And for me that’s what “Brooklyn” is about. Your relationship with home is something you carry with you as move to different places in your life and endure different things. The trick is carrying it without letting it weigh you down.”




“Brooklyn” now showing exclusively at select Ayala Malls Cinemas – Glorietta 4, Trinoma, Market!Market! and Fairview Terraces from 20th Century Fox thru Warner Bros.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson stars in two strong Oscar contenders - “THE REVENANT" and “BROOKLYN”


IRISH ACTOR DOMHNALL GLEESON STARS IN TWO STRONG OSCAR CONTENDERS – “THE REVENANT" AND “BROOKLYN”

Rapidly rising Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson stars in “The Revenant” and “Brooklyn” – two of this year’s strong Oscar contenders. Gleeson , who has been coming to the fore as one of the most versatile actors of a new generation with roles in “About Time,” “Calvary,” “Unbroken,” “Ex Machina” and in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” goes from unshaven in his role as Captain Henry in “The Revenant” to all-dapper in “Brooklyn.”

In “The Revenant” by Oscar winner filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the title role, plays the role of Captain Andrew Henry, a real-life historical figure who was one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain Trading Company and a leader of the expedition up the Missouri River.

Inspired by true events, “The Revenant” is an epic story of survival and transformation on the American frontier. While on an expedition into the uncharted wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally mauled by a bear, then abandoned by members of his own hunting team. Alone and near death, Glass refuses to succumb. Driven by sheer will and his love for his Native American wife and son, he undertakes a 200-mile odyssey along with Henry’s (Gleeson) soldiers through the vast and untamed West on the trail of the man who betrayed him: John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). What begins as a relentless quest for revenge becomes a heroic saga against all odds towards home and redemption.

For Domhnall Gleeson, playing the role of Fitzgerald’s disappointed Captain, it was thrilling to go up against Hardy as Captain Henry realizes he has been duped. “Tom has brought an edge to Fitzgerald where you never know which way he’s going to go,” Gleeson says. “My character feels beaten down by Fitzgerald, but then he starts to hold his ground – and it was really exciting to go toe-to-toe with Tom.”

Gleeson notes that the script gives Captain Henry a fictionalized arc beyond what history knows of him. “The real Andrew Henry was respected, whereas in this story you see him as an uncertain man learning to be leader. He goes on a journey, growing into the man he was said to be,” he explains. From the start, Gleeson understood the film was going to be a purposefully challenging experience. “Before we even started shooting, Alejandro said he wanted it to be a tough experience for the actors – and he was true to his word. We were put in unusual circumstances and challenging conditions but it was exciting because it was so different,” he comments. “I certainly have never done anything like it before. There’s an exhilaration to making a movie in a way that people just don’t make movies anymore.”

Gleeson says the roughness of the shoot enriched the performances. “My character is meant to find his circumstances horribly difficult, he’s meant to feel out of place and so I poured everything I was experiencing into the performance,” he explains. “You hope that ultimately the size of all that these men contended with --- the desperation, the madness and uncertainty -- will feel present in the movie theater.”




From the cold and ruthless forest in “The Revenant,” Gleeson dons neatly pressed suits as Jim Farrell in “Brooklyn” where he plays opposite Saoirse Ronan who plays Eilis, an Irish immigrant in America who must choose between two countries, two men and two destinies.

Eilis’ Irish lover, Jim Farrell (Gleeson), had to be both an opposite attraction and a legitimate threat to Eilis’ New York lover, Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen). Gleeson knew he, too, had to find a subtle but visceral chemistry with Saoirse Ronan, to put the question mark in the audience’s mind. “Life in Brooklyn may offer Eilis more, but it was my job to make Jim seem worth staying in Ireland for,“ he says. “I really wanted to create a connection with Saoirse that you would feel is worth fighting for.”

Like his castmates, Gleeson related to Eilis’ experience in his own way. “I think everybody’s known a sense of displacement at one time or another, of not having a clear home,” he says. “I’ve certainly been familiar with that at various times in my life -- and I thought it was captured brilliantly in this story. Then there’s a lot of romance and fun to the story, which is very appealing.”

“Brooklyn” director John Crowley says that Gleeson’s take on the character brought out the bittersweetness of the story. “There’s a consummate intelligence to Domhnall,” says Crowley. “He thinks very deeply about all his roles and he brings an intensity and maturity to Jim that bounces beautifully off of Emory as Tony. It was so important that Jim and Tony occupy vastly different spaces, that they be totally opposite versions of men that Eilis could see herself with – and Emory and Domhnall brought completely different but equally compelling feelings that underline her choice.”






“Brookyln” opens exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting January 27 while “The Revenant” opens February 3 in theatres (also in IMAX screens) nationwide – both from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio's winning film “THE REVENANT” stays fierce


LEONARDO DICAPRIO’S WINNING FILM “THE REVENANT” STAYS FIERCE - EDGES OUT “FORCE AWAKENS” AT THE (U.S.) BOX-OFFICE ON ITS OPENING (FRI)DAY

With multiple wins at the recent Golden Globes and major nominations in the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, film “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio directed by Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu is fiercely strong at the (U.S.) box-office with an incredible opening (Friday, Jan. 8) of $14.4 million, edging out “Star Wars: The Force Awakens’” ($10.75 million) that day.

“The Revenant” best seen on the big screen, is on its way to $100 million with an estimated gross of $97 million to-date. Inspired by true events, “The Revenant” is physically intense and emotionally gripping story of a man presumed to be dead but came back to life. The legend of Hugh Glass, as he is regarded to be the revenant, someone who came back from the dead, is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Part thriller, part wilderness journey, The Revenant explores primal drives not only for life itself but for dignity, justice, faith, family and home.

Glass’s mythology began in 1823, when he was among thousands joining the fur trade, a driving new force in the US economy. It was a time when many saw the wild as a spiritual void that demanded to be tamed and conquered by the steeliest of men. And so they poured into the unknown, plying unmapped rivers, disappearing into impossibly lush forests, seeking not only excitement and adventure but also profits -- often in fierce competition with the Native tribes for whom these lands had long been home.

Many such men died anonymously, but Glass entered the annals of American folklore by flat-out refusing to die. His legend sparked after he faced one of the West’s most feared dangers: a startled grizzly bear. For even the most tested frontiersmen that should have been the end. But not for Glass. In Iñárritu’s telling of the tale, a mauled Glass clings to life – then suffers a human betrayal that fuels him to continue at any cost. In spite of tremendous loss, Glass pulls himself from an early grave – clawing his way through a gauntlet of unknown perils and unfamiliar cultures on a journey that becomes not just a search for reckoning but for redemption. As Glass moves through the frontier in turmoil, he comes to reject the urge for destruction that once drove him. He has become a “revenant” -- one returned from the dead.

Adds Leonardo DiCaprio: “The Revenant is an incredible journey through the harshest elements of an uncharted America. It’s about the power of a man’s spirit. Hugh Glass’s story is the stuff of campfire legends, but Alejandro uses that folklore to explore what it really means to have all the chips stacked against you, what the human spirit can endure and what happens to you when you do endure.”

“There are powerful themes for me in the film: the will to live and our relationship with wilderness,” explains DiCaprio of his immediate attraction to the story. “I’ve also previously played a lot of characters who were incredibly articulate in different ways and had a lot to say, so this was a unique challenge for me. It was about conveying things without words or in a different language. A lot of it was about adapting in the moment, about reacting to what nature was giving us and to what Glass was going through as we filmed. It was about exploring the most internal elements of the survival instinct.”

Based in part on Michael Punke’s novel “The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge,” 20th Century Fox and New Regency present “The Revenant,” also starring Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge and Duane Howard.



Powerful epic saga unfolds on the big screen when “The Revenant”opens in Philippine cinemas this February 3 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Torn between two loves, an ocean-spanning triangle in “BROOKLYN”


TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVES, AN OCEAN-SPANNING TRIANGLE IN “BROOKLYN”

In search of a new life, the heart warming movie “Brooklyn” trails the life of Eilis, played by Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan, a young luminous Irish woman who has lived her whole life in tiny Enniscorthy, Ireland – who is swept away to America through the prodding of her thoughtful sister into becoming a confident woman in a foreign land.

As Eilis arrives into the diverse tumult of Brooklyn, New York a sudden burst of homesickness overwhelms her, feeling like an exile. But as Eilis dexterously learns to adapt to life as a New Yorker, she meets an Italian immigrant, Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen), a funny, sweet, charismatic suitor determined to win her devotion. Just as she seems on the verge of beginning a new life, a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland where she is pulled back into the life she left behind and meets an Irish gentleman, Jim Farrell (Domhnall Gleeson) whom she eventually falls in love with too. Caught between two countries, two men and a decision that could affect her future forever, Eilis confronts one of the most breathtakingly difficult dilemmas of our fluid modern world: figuring out how to merge where you have come from with where you dream of going.

The entirety of “Brooklyn” builds to the life-altering decisions Eilis must make: between Tony and Jim, between Brooklyn and Ireland, between her past and what she wants for her future. Everyone involved knew from the start that the story hinged on the uncertainty of her ultimate choice.

While casting Eilis was vital, it was equally important that her two suitors – one American, the other unexpectedly found when she returns to Ireland – be as alluring and true-to-life. To play the boyish plumber Tony Fiorello, who woos Eilis with bravado and tenacity despite her uncertainty, the filmmakers chose rising star Emory Cohen. Known for his roles on NBC’s “Smash” and Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines,” this is his first major romantic lead.

Cohen, who is a New York native, was drawn to the character as both a timeless symbol of youthful passion but also as a very real Italian immigrant who believes in the 1950s ideal that the measure of man is doing the best by the woman he loves. “Ultimately, I think this is a story that makes you think about a lot of things in life then and now,” he says. “What does it mean to love whole heartedly? What does it mean to be a good man? What does it mean to enjoy the simple things in life?”

If Tony Fiorello is sweetly seductive, his more provincial but gentlemanly Irish counterpart, Jim Farrell, had to be both an opposite attraction and a legitimate threat. That led to the choice of Domhnall Gleeson, who has been coming to the fore as one of the most versatile actors of a new generation with roles in “About Time,” “Calvary,” “Unbroken,” “Ex Machina” and in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

Gleeson knew he, too, had to find a subtle but visceral chemistry with Saoirse Ronan, to put the question mark in the audience’s mind. “Life in Brooklyn may offer Eilis more, but it was my job to make Jim seem worth staying in Ireland for,“ he says. “I really wanted to create a connection with Saoirse that you would feel is worth fighting for.”

Like his castmates, Gleeson related to Eilis’ experience in his own way. “I think everybody’s known a sense of displacement at one time or another, of not having a clear home,” he says. “I’ve certainly been familiar with that at various times in my life -- and I thought it was captured brilliantly in this story. Then there’s a lot of romance and fun to the story, which is very appealing.”







“Brooklyn” opens January 27 exclusively at select Ayala Malls Cinemas – Glorietta 4, Trinoma, Market!Market! and Fairview Terraces from 20th Century Fox thru Warner Bros. Log on to www.sureseats.com for schedule.

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Awards season frontrunner “BROOKLYN” exclusive in Ayala Malls Cinemas


AWARDS SEASON FRONTRUNNER “BROOKLYN” EXCLUSIVE IN AYALA MALLS CINEMAS

The profoundly moving story of “Brooklyn” about a young Irish immigrant played by Saoirse Ronan who has already won her Best Actress awards for her deeply moving performance in the movie in recently concluded British Independent Film Awards, Boston Online Film Critics Association, Detroit Film Critics Society, Hollywood Film Awards, New York Film Critics Circle, Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association will soon open exclusively in Ayala Malls Cinemas starting January 27.

“Brooklyn,” a frontrunner at the upcoming major film awards such as the Golden Globes and Oscars follows the love and coming-of-age story of story of Eilis Lacey (Ronan), An Irish immigrant must choose between two men, two countries and two destinies in a story of departures, longing and slow-simmering romance, tracing the unexpected journey of a young girl becoming a woman in America. Through the film’s contemporary lens, the story reels back to the refined rhythms of the 1950s as a post-WWII wave of newcomers was arriving on U.S. shores in search of prosperity.

Eilis has lived her whole life in tiny Enniscorthy, Ireland – where everyone knows everyone else’s business and then some -- when she is swept away to America, thanks to her sister, who wants to see her flourish. She arrives into the diverse tumult of Brooklyn already homesick, feeling like an exile. But as Eilis dexterously learns to adapt to life as a New Yorker, she meets a funny, sweet, charismatic suitor determined to win her devotion. Just as she seems on the verge of beginning a new life, a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland where she is pulled back into the life she left behind … and a decision that could affect her future forever.

Caught between two different calls to her heart, Eilis confronts one of the most breathtakingly difficult dilemmas of our fluid modern world: figuring out how to merge where you have come from with where you dream of going.

“Brooklyn” director John Crowley, best known for the BAFTA-winning drama “Boy A,” seems to have immediate insight into the material –since he, too, is an Irishman living outside Ireland, in his case having left his birthplace for England. To Crowley, “Brooklyn” also evinces a modern conception of love. “It’s a story that says love is complicated,” he muses, “and that the heart isn’t necessarily loyal to just one person; it can perhaps, unlike a head, conceive of loving two people simultaneously. Eilis’ choice between two men is also a choice for what kind of life she wants to lead. It costs her a lot emotionally, yet the only way for her in life is to keep moving forward. Love in this story is a very real force that can potentially be destructive or liberating depending on which way it bounces.”

Ronan says she felt an immediate, almost uncanny, affinity for Eilis as soon as she read the script. “Nick Hornby (screenwriter) isn’t from Ireland, yet he managed to completely capture the spirit of the country. The writing was so beautiful, and so beautifully subtle,” she comments. “It felt close to my heart because it was about my people. It was the journey that my parents went on back in the ‘80s; they moved to New York and went through all these same things, even though it was a different era. The biggest hurdle anyone goes through in life is leaving the security of your family and your friends behind for something new.”







“Brooklyn” opens exclusively in Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide on January 27. Log on to www.sureseats.com for advanced ticket purchase and schedule.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Saoirse Ronan wins Best Actress for role in “BROOKLYN”


SAOIRSE RONAN WINS BEST ACTRESS FOR ROLE IN “BROOKLYN”

Saoirse Ronan, her first name being pronounced as SIR-sha, is currently making headlines after winning Best Actress in two of the recently concluded prestigious award giving bodies - the British Independent Film Awards and the New York Critics Film Awards for her starring role in the profoundly stirring movie “Brooklyn.”

A frontrunner in the 2016 Golden Globes for Best Actress in A Motion Picture, Drama for her role in “Brooklyn,” Ronan in her acceptance speech at the British Independent Film Awards shared that "I got an amazing role to play. I was given the opportunity to honour a journey and a story that's very close to me."

“Brooklyn” is the story of of Eilis Lacey (Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Directed by John Crowley from a screenplay by Nick Hornby based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, “Brooklyn,” at its heart is an immigrant’s tale told in a voice that has rarely been heard. While there have been numerous stories of ambitious or desperate young men driven to seek their fortunes in America, the novel tells a different tale – one of a quiet, unassuming but luminous young woman called Eilis.

“Brooklyn” required an actress who could authentically embody Eilis with her quietly biting humor, keen intelligence and unfolding desire. Like so many unsung American immigrants, Eilis arrives as a modest, if highly capable, lonely girl about to undergo a profound personal transformation. The filmmakers searched for an actress who would allow the audience into the world of a young woman coming into her own, with gentle wit and determination, as well as one who could understand Eilis’ longing for Ireland. That perfect fit was Saoirse Ronan.

Born in New York to Irish parents and raised outside Dublin, Ronan first found acclaim in Joe Wright’s “Atonment,” garnering a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® nomination for her performance as Briony. She went on to starring roles in “The Lovely Bones,” “Hanna” and most recently Wes Anderson’s Oscar winning “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” all by age 20.

Ronan says she felt an immediate, almost uncanny, affinity for Eilis as soon as she read the script. “Nick Hornby isn’t from Ireland, yet he managed to completely capture the spirit of the country. The writing was so beautiful, and so beautifully subtle,” she comments. “It felt close to my heart because it was about my people. It was the journey that my parents went on back in the ‘80s; they moved to New York and went through all these same things, even though it was a different era. The biggest hurdle anyone goes through in life is leaving the security of your family and your friends behind for something new.”

Eilis’ dizzying feeling of being split between two worlds hit especially close to home for Ronan. She continues: “I’m very Irish in some ways but I have an American sensibility as well, as I was born in New York. I think that made the story even more emotional for me, because I have such a strong connection to both of these places, much like Eilis. Everything that Eilis goes through was exactly what I was going though at that point in my life, and I’m still going through now. So emotionally, it was extremely close to me.”





“Brooklyn” opens in cinemas very soon (February 2016) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wild about “DEADPOOL” - Overwhelming raves from early screenings - In Philippine cinemas February 10


WILD ABOUT “DEADPOOL” - OVERWHELMING RAVES FROM EARLY SCREENINGS - IN PHILIPPINE CINEMAS FEBRUARY 10

20TH Century Fox’s recent reveal of Deadpool’s redband trailer was eventually followed by a special advanced screening in New York and Los Angeles, though the studio showed an unfinished version of the movie, the fans’ reactions as had been reported in Screenrant is overwhelmingly positive.

The ones who got to screen it first are vouching that the studio, Tim Miller and Ryan Reynolds did right about it this time, even saying that this is the best comic movie ever in the Marvel universe! Tweets had gone viral describing the movie (rough cut) as being “phenomenal, great job, my favorite Marvel movies of all time, outstanding and the best movie ever seen.”

“Deadpool” tells the origin story of Wade Wilson (Reynolds), whose terminal cancer is ‘cured’ by the same Weapon X program that created Wolverine, leaving him permanently disfigured, but impervious to pain and able to regenerate from his wounds.

Directed by Tim Miller, “Deadpool,” adapted from the Marvel Comics character created in 1991 by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld, tells the origin story of Wade Wilson (played by Ryan Reynolds), whose terminal cancer is ‘cured’ by the same Weapon X program that created Wolverine, leaving him permanently disfigured, but impervious to pain and able to regenerate from his wounds. Dubbed “The Merc with a Mouth”, Deadpool is a pop culture-literate antihero unique amongst comic book characters in that he can break the fourth wall and flip superhero conventions on their head.

On the movie’s action, Lucas Siegel from Comicbook.com shares, “The violence is definitely crazy, definitely over-the-top, and definitely gory. But it’s also well-choreographed, and some of these action sequences are so quick and stunning, you can’t blink for minutes at a time, for fear of missing the next unbelievable stunt. It’s a blast to watch, and impressive – it ramps up nicely, as well, from a familiar opening sequence to the explosive finale.”

Siegel further injects, “This is a fun movie, and it just feels oh so Deadpool. Rarely have I seen a comic book movie not just capture a character so well, but add to it, as well. Deadpool is simply what fans have been dying for, and it’s clear in every moment that it was made by hardcore fans, too.



“Deadpool” arrives February 10 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.



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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The super villain team arrives in new “SUICIDE SQUAD” trailer


THE SUPER VILLAIN TEAM ARRIVES IN NEW “SUICIDE SQUAD” TRAILER

As announced yesterday, the new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures' “Suicide Squad” goes live today and may be viewed here below.



The studio has also released a cast image of “Suicide Squad” to support the trailer launch.

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

The film stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto as the Joker; Jai Courtney as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

Completing the cast are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as Diablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot and Karen Fukuhara as Katana.

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


The film is slated for release in the Philipines on August 3, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

“SUICIDE SQUAD” launches character icon logos


“SUICIDE SQUAD” LAUNCHES CHARACTER ICON LOGOS

Warner Bros. Pictures has just rolled out the skull-themed icon logos of its “Suicide Squad” villainous characters. Check out the darkly inspired looks below, plus the combo character icon (featuring all the logos in one frame) and come back tomorrow for the release of the film's new trailer.

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

The film stars two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto as the Joker; Jai Courtney as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress.

Completing the cast are Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as Diablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot and Karen Fukuhara as Katana.
“Suicide Squad” is produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.





The film is slated for release in the Philipines on August 3, 2016, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

 Mwah! 


X.O.X.O.
VinVin


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Sunday, January 17, 2016

The "right" guy (My future boyfriend)

I dunno actually where to start. I haven't blogged like this...like this personal....for like years. I haven't opened up about my "heart" to anyone for quite some time now, especially here on my blog, ever since I allowed someone to break it years ago.

Well, not just someone. There were actually three of them. LOLZ!

I'll be turning 29 this year. Would you believe it? I can't believe it has been that long already. I started blogging when I was still in college...when I was around 17 or 18 years old. And now, more than a decade later, I'm still here. Doing what I really love the most. And, yes, I've also been single for almost 3 decades now. Imagine that! CHOZ!

When I was younger, I thought that everything about adult life was nothing but a bliss. Little did I know that it was gonna be this hard. I've had dreams. I've had goals. I've had aspirations. I wanted to do lots of things. I wanted to achieve a number of things, too. And, I guess, quite more obviously, I wanted to meet the love of my life.

I wanted to have a boyfriend. Wanted.

I mean...who doesn't? Right?

But, as time went by, I slowly realized that it wasn't gonna be that easy. Life wasn't that easy after all. I was a fool to believe that life was fair. That life was easy. That life was just life. I should've known that "living" is altogether a different concept after all. And that it's not simple.

You stumble. You get disappointed. You get sad. You get depressed. You lose faith on other people. You get broken....

I'll probably talk about my frustrations about my career and professional life some other time. But, believe me, I've actually learned to cope up with it thanks to Oprah. She once said that we can actually have everything, but just not all at once. I always keep that in mind.

I just wanna concentrate on the "love" aspect for now. Believe me. I've already tried developing crushes on  (and sometimes dated with) a cute/gorgeous guy, a not so gorgeous guy, a discreet gay guy, an older guy, a somewhat younger guy, guys from school, guys in the office, guys with dadbods, etc. etc. etc. None of them just worked out. I dunno why. LOLZ!

My friends tell me that the reason why I'm still single is because I have high standards when it comes to guys. I'm telling you. I don't. The guy that I like right now has a dadbod, has pimples, has grizzly hair, doesn't look hygienic, and the least goes on. But he has the most mysterious, most beautiful eyes (and eyebrows) that I've ever seen in my entire life. And he's a gentleman. And that's why I like him.

See!!! I'm no longer superficial! I used to only like models. Male models. Now...I'm learning to have a crush on normal guys. Teehee!

The problem is...he's straight and he has a girlfriend. So I'm like...uhhh....can we move on to the next guy please?

But my question now is...who's this "next" guy?

I dunno. LOLZ!

I just wanna fall in love again before I reach 30. And this time, I hope it's with the right guy. I know there really is no such thing as a "right" guy but at least there's this idea of someone that I should aim for: the "right" guy. My future boyfriend.

And to help me show you what my idea of my future boyfriend is, lemme share with you these awesome photos that I saw on Facebook describing the kinda guy whom we (girls and gays alike) should/could fall in love with.

I'm not saying that these are the some sort of standards that we should look for in a guy. Because, c'mon, it would probably take us ages before we could actually find a guy whose qualities are close enough with the ones mentioned below. That is if we're lucky enough to find one as well.

All I'm saying is...if I were to fall in love with a guy again....

I would love that guy to be someone who....

I'm really the quiet, shy type but believe me, I also enjoy talking to the phone and having face-to-face conversations. For hours.
I'd like to think that I'm funny (LOLZ!) so it's really a plus if the guy is funny, too. I can listen to his jokes all day, all night. And laugh with him all day, all night.
Don't get me wrong. I know how to protect myself. But isn't it sweet to be with a guy who promises to protect you and care for you when you're with him? And that he actually keeps such promises? Teehee!
First thing in the morning, you just woke up, and then you checked your phone, and then you read a sweet greeting message from him. Awww....
I can do this with him all day. ALL DAY. My name is VinVin and I like warm hugs.
I've been hurt before. A number of times. I don't wanna relive those moments again. Ever.
And not just my money. Oh, please. I'm not rich. So stop asking for this and that. LOLZ!
I seldom get mad so this should be easy. But, yeah, interestingly whenever I'm in a bad mood and then I see the face of my crush...I lighten up.
I'll cherish every moment. I promise. 
A guy who's not ashamed of me and who's not embarrassed to be with me in public.
A guy's "manly scent" is actually very sexy. Don't you agree?
I'd like to be called "cupcake" or "buttercup" or "pikachu" or "moja moja" even just once. LOLZ!
Sa tamang panahon, VinVin. Sa tamang panahon. And I hope it's gonna be this year! Oh, please!!! Like when you meet him and you get to interact with him and know more about him, you'll just slowly realize that, hey, this is the guy that I've been waiting for all my life.
Because he loves me and he thinks that I'm beautiful just the way I am. *play Bruno Mars' song here*
Someone who won't judge me and will accept me for who I really am.
A guy who'll be wiling to pray at the church with me. Because for me, this guy will be more than just a blessing. He'll be....

And I think I already have an idea who that "right" guy is.

Hmmm....


Jejejejejejeje! Pagbigyan! Nangangarap lang! LOLZ!

Thank you in advance, Lord. I love you.

 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?