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CLINT EASTWOOD HAS UNIQUE PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH “SULLY”

A  story few people are aware of—one director Clint Eastwood himself may have long ago forgotten, but which connects him in a unique way with the subject matter of “Sully” —came to light when working on the film.

WORLD PREMIERE OF ANG LEE'S “BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK” SET AT THE 54TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee’s highly anticipated “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival ( September 30 – October 16 ) on  Friday, October 14 , at AMC Lincoln Square.

CLASSMATES BAND TOGETHER IN NICKELODEON’S NEW LIVE-ACTION SERIES “SCHOOL OF ROCK” PREMIERING IN ASIA ON FRIDAY, 7 OCTOBER

A group of overachieving prep school students band together and learn to rock out when they meet their new, unconventional substitute teacher in  Nickelodeon’s  highly anticipated live-action comedy series  School of Rock , premiering in Asia on  Friday, 7 October at 5pm (TH) and 6pm (HK/PH/SG) . The series, produced with Paramount Television, will continue to air on weekdays starting  Monday, 17 October  at 3.30pm (TH), 4.30pm (HK/SG) and 8pm (PH) . Nickelodeon Play app users in Singapore can watch the first two episodes for free from  Monday, 5 September .

“SAUSAGE PARTY” GETS R-18 RATING, BRAVELY OPENS IN PH SEPT 28

A first-ever for an animated comedy, Columbia Pictures' eagerly anticipated “Sausage Party” has been rated R-18 by the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). The movie's raunchy humor and themes have been deemed suitable only to mature audiences, 18 years old and above.

“SULLY” FILMED ENTIRELY WITH IMAX CAMERAS FOR STUNNING CLARITY, SCALE

A miracle landing deserves an epic-scale shooting. That's why director Clint Eastwood has chosen to film Warner Bros. Pictures' “Sully” – the airborne thriller based on true events -- almost entirely with new ALEXA IMAX® 65mm cameras. As a result, audiences will see the so-called `miracle on the Hudson' depicted in stunning clarity.

"TILL I MET YOU” WINS VIEWERS’ HEARTS, DEBUTS STRONGLY IN NATIONWIDE RATINGS

The comeback of James Reid and Nadine Lustre in primetime instantly captivated viewers nationwide as the pilot episode of their newest series “Till I Met You” scored high in the national TV ratings last Monday (Aug 29).

HUMAN CHARACTERS OF “STORKS” READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UP

After last week’s reveal of its animal character posters, Warner Bros. Pictures has now unveiled the individual one-sheets of the human cast of its new animated comedy adventure “Storks.”    Check out the posters below and watch the film when it opens in Philippine cinemas on  Sept. 22 .              In the film, storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for global internet retail giant Cornerstore.com.    Junior (Andy Samberg), the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when the Baby Factory is accidentally activated on his watch, producing an adorable – and wholly unauthorized – baby girl.              Desperate to deliver this bundle of trouble before the boss gets wise, Junior and his friend Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, race to make their first-ever baby drop, in a wild and revealing journey that could make more than one family whole and restore the storks’ true mission in the world.              Getting the

JOSHUA OF TEAM LEA NAMED “THE VOICE KIDS” SEASON 3 GRAND CHAMPION

Eleven-year-old Joshua Oliveros of Antique was named the third grand champion of singing-reality show “The Voice Kids” Sunday night (August 29) after getting 38.07% of the votes during the program’s final showdown. Dubbed the “Hopeful Son ng Antique,” Joshua clinched the title by beating Antonetthe Tismo of Team Sharon who received 38.07% of the votes, and Justin Alva of Team Bamboo (25.24%).

CHILD ACTOR GETS “PETE'S DRAGON” LEAD ROLE BY...BEING A KID

For the crucial role of Pete, the young boy found in the woods who was separated from his parents six years ago, the filmmakers of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” were looking to cast a boy with natural acting abilities who could let his guard down and just be a kid. 

JaDine returns to primetime! JAMES, NADINE DO ALL FOR REAL LOVE IN “TILL I MET YOU”

Are you willing to risk everything so that love wins? ABS-CBN and Dreamscape Television Entertainment proudly bring the newest series set to show that real love wins, “Till I Met You” starring the love team of real-life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre, with primetime’s new leading man JC Santos, which starts on Monday (Aug 29).

Screenings and forums of acclaimed Pinoy films at Cine Europa on Sept. 10 & 17

Scenes from the Italian-Filipino co-production "Of Sinners and Saints" directed by Ruben Maria Soriquez. Enrich your appreciation for Filipino cinema through “Pinoy-Euro Connection 2016,” a two-day series of screenings of Filipino films that made waves in Europe and forums with the makers of these acclaimed works. “Pinoy-Euro Connection 2016,” the educational component of the very popular Cine Europa Film Festival,” is organized by Spears Films. It will be held on two Saturdays,  September 10 and 17 ,  1:00 pm , at the Shangri-La Mall Cineplex, the venue of Cine Europa. The event is sponsored; admission is free.

"AVATAR'S" STEPHEN LANG TERRIFIES AS THE BLIND MAN IN “DON'T BREATHE”

Best known for his iconic role as Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron's “Avatar,” Stephen Lang now stars as the unnamed Blind Man in Columbia Pictures' critically acclaimed horror-thriller “Don't Breathe.”

“INFERNO” VIGNETTE HIGHLIGHTS THE GREAT DANTE

Celebrate the great mind of DANTE in a special vignette released by Columbia Pictures in connection with the upcoming action-thriller “Inferno” – the third film in the studio's Robert Langdon series (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Angels & Demons”), which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide to date.

“STORKS” CELEBRATES ANIMAL CHARACTERS WITH SOLO POSTERS

Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled the individual posters of the animal characters in its new animated comedy adventure “Storks.” Check out the one-sheets below and watch the film when it opens in Philippine cinemas on  Sept. 22 .

ABS-CBN HONORS THE BEST OF THE PHILIPPINES IN CHOOSE PHILIPPINES AWARDS

ABS-CBN chief digital officer Donald Lim After five years of discovering, sharing, and exploring the Philippines, ABS-CBN’s travel website Choose Philippines marks 2016 with a special celebration that aims to honor the country that inspired people to eat, explore, and share meaningful experiences via the Choose Philippines Awards.

FOOD DISCOVERS TRUTH ABOUT EXISTENCE IN NEW “SAUSAGE PARTY” TRAILER

Columbia Pictures has just released the new trailer of the eagerly anticipated animated comedy “Sausage Party.” 

World renowned DJ and electronic producer Armin van Buuren returns to Manila this November as Heineken® presents "Armin Only Embrace"

Armin Van Buuren is coming back for more! After the huge success of Armin Only Intense Manila, Armin is back in Armin Only Embrace!

WITH “DON'T BREATHE,” JANE LEVY AINT THROUGH WITH HORROR-THRILLERS YET

After her breakthrough performance in 2013's “Evil Dead,” Jane Levy plays another strong but flawed female character in Columbia Pictures' terrifying suspense thriller “Don't Breathe.”

REDFORD, BENTLEY, URBAN: THE MEN OF “PETE'S DRAGON”

When Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” hits Philippine theaters on  September 7th , it is sure to charm and thrill audiences, creating a whole new generation of life-long fans.

Reimagining ‘ever after’ for Beauty and the Beast’s finale

Only a few episodes remain before Beauty and the Beast’s series finale and time is running short for Cat Chandler (Kristin Kreuk) and Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan).

CHALK REVEALS 16 STUDENT FINALISTS FOR BRIGHT YOUNG MANILA SEARCH

  Sixteen college students made the cut in this year’s Chalk Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties, the annual search for the next Chalk ambassadors who embody the ideals and talents of today’s Filipino youth.

INTERNATIONAL POP ICON BRITNEY SPEARS AND MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST NICK JONAS TO PERFORM AT 2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”

Returning to the VMA’s stage for the first time in 10 years, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon  Britney Spears  announced that she’ll thrill fans with a world-premiere performance of “Make Me…” ft.  G-Eazy  from her new, ninth studio album,  Glory , at the 2016 “MTV Video Music Awards.”  The appearance is the first time fans will see a live performance from Spears' new album, set for release by RCA Records before the VMAs. “Make Me…” collaborator and multi-platinum selling rapper, G-Eazy, will join Spears on stage for the first time for an unforgettable performance.  

LATINA STAR ANA DE ARMAS SWEPT BY THE AMERICAN DREAM IN “WAR DOGS”

She's a Cuban-born actress who has become one of Spain’s rising stars, and now worldwide audiences are discovering Ana de Armas in a number of different films, foremost of which is Warner Bros. Pictures' “War Dogs,” the new comedic drama based on true events.

KEVIN HART BREATHES LIFE TO VILLAIN BUNNY IN “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS”

Comic sensation Kevin Hart lends his voice to the bunny Snowball, in Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' new comedy adventure “The Secret Life of Pets,” opening in Philippine cinemas  August 24 .

The X Factor UK Season Premiere on August 28 - RTL CBS Entertainment

Before One Direction became a sensation, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson were solo acts who dreamt of stardom. The five then-aspiring singers auditioned at The X Factor UK’s seventh season, but while not all of them got three yeses, everyone managed to make it to second round.

Kapuso Stars advocate fight against cyber-bullying through #HeartOverHate campaign

Several Kapuso stars unite to express their stance against cyber bullying in a video that enlightens netizens about the consequences of social media misuse and the positive effects that uplifting online exchanges can bring.

DARTH VADER REVEALED IN NEW “ROGUE ONE” TRAILER

Darth Vader caps the new trailer of Lucasfilm's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." 

2016 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” RIHANNA TO RECEIVE MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD

The “MTV Video Music Awards” will bestow Rihanna with its highest honour, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” for her decade-long impact on music, pop culture, fashion, film and philanthropy. Rihanna will perform during the ceremony LIVE on MTV from New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on  Monday, 29 August at  8am (TH/WIB) and 9am (MY/PH/SG) . The show will air on   MTV LIVE HD on Tuesday, 30 August at 7.30pm (TH/WIB) and 8.30pm (HK/MY/PH/SG).

THE STARS HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED FOR “THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE”

The main cast has been put together for “The LEGO® Ninjago Movie,” a new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO franchise.

FEATURETTE INTRODUCES MEN OF “THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN”

The titular seven outlaws take a bow in a newly released featurette for Columbia Pictures' action-adventure “The Magnificent Seven.” 

CUTENESS OVERLOAD IN “STORKS” MAIN TRAILER

Warner Bros. Pictures has just launched the main trailer for its new animated comedy adventure “Storks.” 

“Concert Comedy Queen” Ms. Ai-Ai Delas Alas Is Back In The Concert Scene; “Asia’s Nightingale” Ms. Lani Misalucha Is Ready For The Showdown

DSL Events and Production House Inc., is producing a concert featuring “Philippine’s Queen of Comedy” & “Concert Comedy Queen” Ms. Ai-Ai Delas Alas and  “Asia’s Nightingale” and “The Siren of the Strip” Ms. Lani Misalucha on September 17, 2016 at Kia Theater, “AI MEETS LANI: LANI MAY AI?” directed by Mr. Floy Quintos, with Musical Direction by Jimmy Antiporda.

AS “BEN-HUR,” JACK HUSTON SEEKS REVENGE, FINDS REDEMPTION

British actor-on-the-rise Jack Huston (HBO's “Boardwalk Empire,” Starz's “Spartacus”) plays the title role of Judah Ben-Hur in Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ epic action adventure “Ben-Hur” based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel,  Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Obsession, Desire, and Betrayal in Wes Bentley-Jaimie Alexander starrer "Broken Vows"

"Broken Vows" tells the story of Patrick Flynn (Wes Bentley), whose charm and charisma masks a profound psychosis. Patrick seduces Tara Bloom (Jaimie Alexander) instantly becoming infatuated with her beauty. Tara regretting her actions rejects Patrick sending him spiraling into madness and delusion.

"Camp Sawi" Welcomes Broken Hearted Women; August 24 is National Sawi Day

VIVA Films and N 2 Productions join forces to bring to the big screen a different take on the story of five young women struggling to mend their broken hearts inside a camp that helps them recover from their awful experiences in love in its new offering, “CAMP SAWI,” showing in theaters nationwide on August 24 (National Sawi Day).

JOVOVICH, CO-STARS BRING “RESIDENT EVIL: FINAL CHAPTER” TRAILER TO PH FANS

Columbia Pictures has revealed the action-packed first trailer for the sixth installment of the sci-fi, action horror film series, “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.” No less than lead star Milla Jovovich and fellow castmembers Ali Larter and William Levy introduce the trailer with a special greeting for Philippine fans.

Arci Munoz reacts on being fantasized by men

It cannot be denied that when Arci Munoz transferred to the Kapamilya network, her star shines brighter based on the success of her teleserye "Pasion de Amor" and movie "Always Be My Maybe." She's currently doing a telerserye with Jericho Rosales and is among the cast of "Camp Sawi" whom she co-stars with fellow VAA artists which will be shown on August 24. Being with three leading men, she learned to be versatile to become the perfect leading lady for them. Good thing that the rapport she has with these actors are translated well in the screen. Arci is considered among the sexiest star in the country today yet she's not yet comfortable being tagged as one. For her, being confident is sexy.  Check out the video below for the full interview.

Yassi Pressman defends Elisse Joson; reveals identity of Papa Biritera

Only a few days from the time that Yassi Pressman went out of PBB House, she's now busy promoting "Camp Sawi" from Viva Films.  When asked what was difficult in staying inside PBB, she shared that she it was hard for her knowing that she cannot contact with her family when they were in Vietnam. She also missed taking care of her dogs, doing boxing  and interacting with her fans through social media.  Similar to the theme of her movie, she thinks that the PBB house has been a "Camp Sawi" for housemate Elisse Joson who was nurturing a broken heart. She describes her as  kind and caring.  Also, she clarified about  the identity of the "Papa Biritera" in one of the conversations with the boys housemates inside the PBB house. Check out the video below for the interview.

NEW “DON'T BREATHE” TV SPOTS LEVEL UP THE THRILLS

Two new TV spots for Columbia Pictures' upcoming suspense thriller “Don't Breathe” have just been rolled out, underscoring the film's raw, thrill factor.

SEE THE WORLD THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES IN “PETE'S DRAGON”

Walt Disney Studios' classic 1977 live-action/animated musical “Pete’s Dragon” – the endearing tale of a young boy and his friendship with an animated, green dragon – is re-imagined for today's generation with the new family adventure bearing the same title.

Ogie Alcasid Holds Birthday Concert "Ayokong Tumanda," Answers Transfer Rumors to ABS-CBN

Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid has missed singing that he'll be doing a concert again as he celebrates his birthday this month entitled  Ayokong Tumanda  on August 26 and 27, 8 p.m., at the Music Museum He considers Music Museum as his home citing that it's where he grew up as an artist. He'll be having a concert at Kia Theatre this September. Alcasid will be accompanied by Davey Langit, who won the Best Song Award at the recent Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs, Philpop 2013 finalist Lara Maigue, and his wife, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. He will also feature the talents from  ‘A Team’ (Alcasid Talent Entertainment Artist Management) like Baste Artadi. Check out  TicketWorld  for the tickets. He recently released an album entitled "Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko" under Universal Records with 10 tracks including his duet with wife Regine Velasquez. Maestro Ryan Cayabyab will be the musical director of the show. last July 3, Ogie was seen performing at ASAP stage as

BRADLEY COOPER REUNITES WITH “HANGOVER” DIRECTOR FOR “WAR DOGS”

Four-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper stars in and works as producer of Warner Bros. Pictures' new comedic drama “War Dogs” from director Todd Phillips (“The Hangover” trilogy).

Jaya: Happy to be a Kapamilya

"I feel very happy about everything." This is how the Queen of Soul Jaya describes her transfer to the Kapamilya network where she's seen daily as one of the judges of "It's Showtime's" segment "Tawag Ng Tanghalan.

Mother Lily Pays Tribute to the LGBT Community with "That Thing Called Tanga Na"

"Bakla ako!" This was the confession made by Mother Lily Monteverde of Regal Films during the bloggers conference of the latest film she produced "That Thing Called Tanga Na." The film is Mother Lily's gift to the LGBT community whom she consider a significant partner in her success in the showbiz industry since she started producing films 55 years ago. Apparently, the film will be shown on August 10, which is 9 days prior her birthday on August 10.

Smart Bro Bares Best Deal for iPad Mini 2

Smart Bro, the country's leading mobile broadband under Smart Communications, has exciting news for people on-the-go, tech-savvy, and even students from across the country -- the best and most exclusive deal for the iPad Mini 2!

JaDine remains best friend despite being Team Real; Launched as BENCH newest brand ambassadors

“ We were comfortable with each other from the start. I can already see her every day and not get tired of her… She’s still my best friend .”

ANIMAL CHARACTERS FRONT & CENTER OF “THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS”

In Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures' “The Secret Life of Pets,” the real day for one bustling Manhattan apartment building starts after the humans leave for work and school. That’s when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine. Meet the pets who populate this delightful, animated tale from the studio that brought audiences “Despicable Me” and “Minions.”